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It's not about being liberal or conservative anymore y'all. That is a hype offered by the fascist whores who want to confuse the people with lies while they turn this country into an aristocratic police state. Some people will say anything to attain power and money. There is no such thing as the Liberal Media, but the Corporate media is very real.

Check out my old  Voice of the People page.

Gino Napoli
San Francisco, California
High School Math Teacher

Loyalty without truth
is a trail to tyranny.

a middle-aged
George Washington

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Sunday, 21 July 2019 at 12h 31m 28s

opinion polls with a grain of salt

I am mathematically pissed off.

We need to stop using these numerous polls, week after week, as a surrogate for democracy, because they are not only riddled with both sampling and non-sampling (systemic) errors, but they are also manipulated in ways that dilute their actual value.

Sampling a large population is useful. Obtaining data about a large population can often be expensive, in addition to propagating unforeseen systemic errors that can lead to erroneous conclusions. For example: if your method of sampling is ⅔ rds more likely to get a certain type of person, then that characteristic will be more likely representative in the sample. Hence, the modern sampling methods are more likely to rely upon people who are sedentary and willing to spend 10 or more minutes responding to a poll. Small samples are also likely to be effected on the extreme — akin to looking at sports players in a given week as opposed to the entire year. The smaller sample size can produce extremes more frequently than large samples.

Sampling is inherent to any collection of data. Data is also inherent to our modern scientific management believe systems, hence a need arose in the 18th and 19th centuries to quantify how to collect and analyze data. Frequency distributions, bar graphs, and line graphs showing changes over time are the most common. But these are measures of hard data. Pounds of imports of steel. Costs of health care per month. Numbers of traffic accidents per day. This collection of data is completely different to the matter of opinions, asking people what they believe or how they feel in relation to a constructed verbal question.

Opinion polls are not hard collections of data. What does it mean when 45% of your sample says “Yes”, 25% says “Maybe”, and 30% says “No” ? Which is a 3 index scale. Some scales are 5 or 6 or 10 — which is where the colloquial saying “He/She is a perfect 10” comes from. This is where humans are supposed to proportionally scale our emotions or sentiments or philosophical predispositions all along the range from 1 to “x” , where “x” is say 3, 5, 6, or 10. The notion of zero has no place here, since the number 1 means the lowest rank and zero would mean the absence of any such rank.

Mind you, it’s not like people think this deeply about these matters. Humans are intuitive when it comes to having opinions involving non-hard collections of data, where the numbers are ambiguous, not related to quantifiable measurements or weights. You can’t put your opinion or belief on a scale and measure the weight like you can with a watermelon or automobile, because the criteria or schema by which measurement occurs is different depending on both the life experiences of the person AND the context of what question is being asked. How people answer a question always depends upon the inherent null and full conceptions of the context — in other words, the absence or complete ramification.

So if you are asked, “How do you feel about X?”, your response depends upon a multitude of factors. Are you cognizant of X? Do you even know who X is? What is the experience by which you obtained your current knowledge or idea of X? Is your feeling or sentiment nuanced or singular? All of these questions matter when it comes to an interpretation of a poll based upon opinions, no less than obtaining a sample based upon slightly amorphous data. There are viable instances when a “Maybe” is actually a “Yes” or a “No”, not less than the issue of how one quantifiably interprets the difference between a 4 or a 5 on a 6 point scale.

This matter of the middle is what troubles the statistics of non-hard data collections. How do you interpret what is in between a “yes” or a “no” question? What happens when a Yes or No question forces the notion of “Maybe” to choose between two choices instead of three (or more) ? In most cases, “Maybe” actually means either “yes” or “no” because people are responding to the ambiguity of the context, or as a result of the sequence of questions that were asked.

This is why opinion polls are more reliable at the extremes. 60 to 40 versus 70 to 30 is a huge difference. As a rule of thumb, 10% is like one unit on a Richter Scale. Likewise, an event that does not ever cross a percentage threshold (say 50%) over a period of 3 or 4 or 5 or more years means a lot more than the up and down monthly measurements, which can be completely skewed by context, small sample size and relative ambiguity ( “are you confident”, “do you like”, “are you better off”, …) of the questions being asked.

Saturday, 20 July 2019 at 13h 46m 46s

This is what they do

240 Democrats plus 4 Republicans plus 1 independent vs. 187 Republicans

House Republicans who voted against Tuesday's resolution denouncing the President's Racist comments telling 4 Congresswomen of Color to
"go back" to their "crime infested" countries
  • Rep. Ralph Abraham (LA-05)
  • Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL-04)
  • Rep. Rick Allen (GA-12)
  • Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-02)
  • Rep. Kelly Armstrong (ND-At-Large)
  • Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19)
  • Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36)
  • Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02)
  • Rep. Jim Baird (IN-04)
  • Rep. Troy Balderson (OH-12)
  • Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03)
  • Rep. Andy Barr (KY-06)
  • Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-01)
  • Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12)
  • Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01)
  • Rep. Michael Bost (IL-12)
  • Rep. Kevin Brady (TX-08)
  • Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05)
  • Rep. Vern Buchanan (FL-16)
  • Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04)
  • Rep. Larry Bucshon (IN-08)
  • Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13)
  • Rep. Tim Burchett (TN-02)
  • Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-01)
  • Rep. Ken Calvert (CA-42)
  • Rep. Buddy Carter (GA-01)
  • Rep. John Carter (TX-31)
  • Rep. Steve Chabot (OH-01)
  • Rep. Liz Cheney (WY-At-Large)
  • Rep. Ben Cline (VA-06)
  • Rep. Michael Cloud (TX-27)
  • Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04)
  • Rep. Doug Collins (GA-09)
  • Rep. Chris Collins (NY-27)
  • Rep. James Comer (KY-01)
  • Rep. Mike Conaway (TX-11)
  • Rep. Paul Cook (CA-08)
  • Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-01)
  • Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX-02)
  • Rep. John Curtis (UT-03)
  • Rep. Warren Davidson (OH-08)
  • Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13)
  • Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-04)
  • Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25)
  • Rep. Sean Duffy (WI-07)
  • Rep. Jimmy Duncan (TN-02)
  • Rep. Neal Dunn (FL-02)
  • Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-06)
  • Rep. Ron Estes (KS-04)
  • Rep. Drew Ferguson (GA-03)
  • Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03)
  • Rep. Bill Flores (TX-17)
  • Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01)
  • Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC-05)
  • Rep. Russ Fulcher (ID-01)
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL-01)
  • Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI-08)
  • Rep. Greg Gianforte (MT-At-Large)
  • Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-07)
  • Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16)
  • Rep. Lance Gooden (TX-05)
  • Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-04)
  • Rep. Tom Graves (GA-14)
  • Rep. Garret Graves (LA-06)
  • Rep. Sam Graves (MO-06)
  • Rep. Mark Green (TN-07)
  • Rep. Morgan Griffith (VA-09)
  • Rep. Glenn Grothman (WI-06)
  • Rep. MIchael Guest (MS-03)
  • Rep. Brett Guthrie (KY-02)
  • Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01)
  • Rep. Andy Harris (MD-01)
  • Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-04)
  • Rep. Kevin Hern (OK-01)
  • Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03)
  • Rep. Jody Hice (GA-10)
  • Rep. Clay Higgins (LA-03)
  • Rep. French Hill (AR-02)
  • Rep. George Holding (NC-02)
  • Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09)
  • Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-08)
  • Rep. Bill Huizenga (MI-02)
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA-50)
  • Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04)
  • Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-06)
  • Rep. Dusty Johnson (SD-At-Large)
  • Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-04)
  • Rep. David Joyce (OH-14)
  • Rep. John Joyce (PA-13)
  • Rep. John Katko (NY-24)
  • Rep. Fred Keller (PA-12)
  • Rep. Trent Kelly (MS-01)
  • Rep. Mike Kelly (PA-16)
  • Rep. Steve King (IA-4)
  • Rep. Peter King (NY-03)
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL-16)
  • Rep. David Kustoff (TN-08)
  • Rep. Darin LaHood (IL-18)
  • Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01)
  • Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-05)
  • Rep. Bob Latta (OH-05)
  • Rep. Debbie Lesko (AZ-08)
  • Rep. Billy Long (MO-07)
  • Rep. Barry Loudermilk (GA-11)
  • Rep. Frank Lucas (OK-03)
  • Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-09)
  • Rep. Roger Marshall (KS-01)
  • Rep. Thomas Massie (KY-04)
  • Rep. Brian Mast (FL-18)
  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-23)
  • Rep. Michael McCaul (TZ-10)
  • Rep. Tom McClintock (CA-04)
  • Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC-10)
  • Rep. David McKinley (WV-01)
  • Rep. Mark Meadows (NC-11)
  • Rep. Dan Meuser (PA-09)
  • Rep. Carol Miller (WV-03)
  • Rep. Paul Mitchell (MI-10)
  • Rep. John Moolenaar (MI-04)
  • Rep. Alex Mooney (WV-02)
  • Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK-02)
  • Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04)
  • Rep. Ralph Norman (SC-05)
  • Rep. Devin Nunes (CA-22)
  • Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22)
  • Rep. Steven Palazzo (MS-04)
  • Rep. Gary Palmer (AL-06)
  • Rep. Greg Pence (IN-06)
  • Rep. Scott Perry (PA-10)
  • Rep. Bill Posey (FL-08)
  • Rep. John Ratcliffe (TX-04)
  • Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23)
  • Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14)
  • Rep. Tom Rice (SC-07)
  • Rep. Denver Riggleman (VA-05)
  • Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02)
  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05)
  • Rep. Phil Roe (TN-01)
  • Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-03)
  • Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-05)
  • Rep. Tom Rooney (FL-16)
  • Rep. John Rose (TN-06)
  • Rep. David Rouzer (NC-07)
  • Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21)
  • Rep. John Rutherford (FL-04)
  • Rep. Steve Scalise (LA-01)
  • Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-06)
  • Rep. Austin Scott (GA-08)
  • Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05)
  • Rep. John Shimkus (IL-15)
  • Rep. Mike Simpson (ID-02)
  • Rep. Jason Smith (MO-08)
  • Rep. Adrian Smith (NE-03)
  • Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04)
  • Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-11)
  • Rep. Ross Spano (FL-15)
  • Rep. Pete Stauber (MN-08)
  • Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21)
  • Rep. Bryan Steil (WI-01)
  • Rep. Greg Steube (FL-17)
  • Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-02)
  • Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15)
  • Rep. Van Taylor (TX-03)
  • Rep. Glenn Thompson (PA-15)
  • Rep. Mac Thornberry (TX-13)
  • Rep. William Timmons (SC-04)
  • Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03)
  • Rep. Mike Turner (OH-10)
  • Rep. Ann Wagner (MO-02)
  • Rep. Tim Walberg (MI-07)
  • Rep. Greg Walden (OR-02)
  • Rep. Mark Walker (NC-06)
  • Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02)
  • Rep. Michael Waltz (FL-06)
  • Rep. Steve Watkins (KS-02)
  • Rep. Randy Weber (TX-14)
  • Rep. Daniel Webster (FL-11)
  • Rep. Brad Wenstrup (OH-02)
  • Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-04)
  • Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-02)
  • Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01)
  • Rep. Steve Womack (AR-03)
  • Rep. Rob Woodall (GA-07)
  • Rep. Ron Wright (TX-06)
  • Rep. Ted Yoho (FL-03)
  • Rep. Dong Young (AK-At-Large)
  • Rep. Lee Zeldin (NY-01)

They call the opposition names rather than discuss policy. They speak folklore and half-truths rather than explaining historical knowledge or elucidating legal documents and practices. They are shills for large donors who benefit from the current dysfunctional corporate/hedge-fund economic system, and their eyes are either blinded by access to such wealth, or they imbibe the philosophical dystopia because they are true believers.

We have reached a point where the obvious hypocrisy is blatant to the educated, and knowledgeable to even the ignorant. So what do our lords hording massive wealth do? They corporatize and downgrade education. They get rid of scientists. They create massive disinformation campaigns and hire stooges to prop up con artistry (I'm looking at you Dave Rubin and Ben Shapiro).

And they use racist memes. White Nationalism and Nativism (Thailand) is rising all over the world. Steve Bannon is on tour in Europe right now stirring up the pot. Middle Aged WASP males are standing in front of audiences at lecterns sponsored by think tanks talking about concerns and worries and needing to stunt the "troubling trends" towards a "multicultural" society. Do a google on "racial dog whistle".

How far does this go?

Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 12h 23m 18s


The local newspaper out here in the land of liberal fruits and nuts is the San Francisco Chronicle. Another newspaper, the San Francisco Examiner, is a free rag that is available in thousands of kiosks across the city. The history of newspapers in San Francisco is no different than other large urban areas in the United States. Where there used to be 4 or 5 or more competing newspapers, now there is one with another sidekick or two. Weekly info papers try to fill the gap, but tend to focus on lesser quality journalistic endeavors or entertainment and restaurant concerns.

Well out here, Donald Trump Jr. appeared to have arrived in San Francisco on Knob Hill for a fund raising event that was ticketed at $35,000 per couple.

Interestingly enough, this was barely mentioned by the San Francisco Chronicle, by the hired water carrier Phil Matier, on the 7th of July --- Click here for a lame trivial article that is typical of Mr. Matier and the news organization for which he works. Trivial drivel and celebrity boosting nonsense.

Only the SF Examiner bothered to send a journalist, to do, well, you know, actual journalism.

[SOURCE: Sf Examiner | Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez |17 July 2019 ]

When asked about why they supported Mr. Trump, or what they thought about his recent comments over sending 4 black women duly elected as Congressional representative back to their countries -- this is what the upper classes of San Francisco had to say

Some of those Republicans had choice words for San Francisco.

Charlie Kirk, founder of conservative group Turning Point USA, exited the fundraiser following Don Jr. Kirk’s group has struggled with budding white nationalists within its ranks, according to the Huffington Post. Still, Kirk didn’t hide his disdain for The City by the Bay.

“It’s a beautiful city with a lot of problems,” Kirk continued, which he listed as “homelessness, for one, and failing public schools, for two.” When asked how he would solve The City’s homeless problem Kirk said, “stop electing Democrats.”


“It was fabulous,” said Joan Leone, the president of a 200-member group the Republican Women’s Club of San Francisco.

Don Jr. talked for “a very long time,” she said, though she and other attendees said he did not touch on San Francisco. And why did she attend the event? Simple, Leone told reporters.

“We love Donald Trump, we want him to win. How about my 401k? How about low unemployment? We all know what he’s done as president and we want four more years of that,” she said.

Gregory Mendez, who attended the event, told reporters outside that Trump is “a great president” because “taxes are great. Immigration, he’s doing as well as he can.”

Responding to Trump’s recent critiques of United States representatives known as “The Squad,” in which the president said those representatives — three of whom were born in the United States — should go back to the countries they came from, Mendez said, “people who are viciously critical of this great nation maybe should think about why they’re in this nation.”

WTF is this bullshit. Hiding behind their luxury and status in the economy, while ignoring that more than 30% of the 2017 tax cuts went to corporate stock buybacks, but oh my, golly gee, that 401k is hawt babe !?!

Do these people realize we have a situation where a wanna-be dictator is using racist memes to avoid questions about Russian collusion. He is using ICE and CBP to create vast private holding centers -- at tax payer expense -- currently being filled with immigrants seeking asylum. Additionally, the demeaning and inaccurate words "socialist" and "communist" and "haters" of America is starting to become the norm. Being told to "love it or leave it" is the same as saying shut the fuck up and bow down to our superiority.

Excuse me but back before the Civil War constituents would allocate their taxes all the time for various civil and community needs, like poor houses, police and fire departments, buildings, schools, roads, canals and railroads -- often using taxes to subscribe to the stock of the created railroads. Because society is created by investment in the community, not because of some independent magical Adam Smith "free hand" that automatically creates the best society and gets government off the backs of the people. The government is the people, which earlier generations of Americans intuitively understood.

Notice what these stallions of the Republicans say when given an opportunity to express their ideas, or to try to convince with their different opinions. Mr. Kirk, when asked about what he thought about "solving" the homeless problem, offered no substance or policy position other than to say don't vote for the other party. Which by default means nothing other than the same, addressing the symptom of homelessness with big show case events like arrests and street sweeps, proving that politicians are "tough" on the marginalized souls who wind up sleeping on the streets. Stopping our voting for "Democrats" will somehow change this trajectory, because of some unarticulated reason.

I have personally encountered these upper crust San Francisco Republicans. There is no policy. There is no ideology. It is quite simply all about maintaining status and wealth, which is why the very first reason given by Mrs. Joan Leone is her 401k. She also gives away how clueless these Republicans are when she utters her second reason -- low unemployment statistics. Touting high profits on stocks and low unemployment statistics is like jumping up and down and going ga-ga-goo-goo over 2 data sets within a sea of literally thousands of data sets.

Are you concerned over the dismantling of the science at NASA and the Department of Agriculture? No, we are making money hand over fist and have a small statistic of limited value called the unemployment rate. Well, how about looking at other data sets that are more relevant and less easily manipulated, such as ...

But none of these matters were considered by these swarthy caretakers of the Republican elites. That's because they are blind. They have plenty of money. They don't have to work multiple jobs or have rents that take away 50% of their earnings, and they paid for their children's college education by writing a flat check.

Meanwhile they look at blatant white nationalism and racism and private firms making money housing immigrant refuges in camps with not a care in the world.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 at 8h 4m 35s

Citizens and persons

Beau decimates the notions that certain racists have about immigrants not having constitutional rights.

Saturday, 13 July 2019 at 11h 47m 33s

What can you do to affect Climate Change Solutions?

Click here to find out 100 solutions suggested by Paul Hawken from Sausalito, California.

Here is a direct link to the top 100 database.

Saturday, 13 July 2019 at 9h 46m 59s

Crop yields are decreasing due to Climate Change

This article is from Deepak Ray, a senior scientist at the University of Minnesota.

At a certain temperature, certain varieties of crops cannot be grown. Read the article.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019 at 10h 27m 39s

The Lies about Inequality

Berkeley professor Robert Reich is a national treasure.

Yes that is his own drawing talent at work. He's been doing this for years btw.

Thursday, 4 July 2019 at 23h 17m 45s

A Plastic Graveyard

This Video from Sky news in Britain is 2 years old, but still relevant, and probably worse.

This is why I use my own mug and bring my own bag to the grocery. I realize that I still buy bacon in a plastic container, and use saran plastic wrap for covering leftovers, but I try to use glass jars or containers whenever possible.

By 2050 the weight of plastic in the ocean will be more than the weight of fish.


Thursday, 27 June 2019 at 10h 40m 17s

Mueller speaks

On the 29th of May 2019, Robert Mueller read out loud this statement:

The indictments allege and the other activities in our report describe efforts to interfere in our political system. They needed to be investigated and understood ... that there were multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election.

And that allegation deserves the attention of every American.

Monday, 24 June 2019 at 9h 29m 21s

The Methane Time Bomb

Here is one of my favorite youtube channels called "Lets Have A Think" that discusses the potential massive Methane release which will occur from ancient organic matter of dead animals that get released when the Artic ice disappears. In particular, Methane Hydrate (Methane locked up into a hydrate molecule) which he discusses at around the timestamp of 5:50.

What happens when a massive release into the atmosphere of Methane occurs? (At timestamp 10:48) Methane is 80 times more powerful than Carbon Dioxide as a greenhouse gas, and degrades into Carbon Dioxide, creating lingering effects. All of which gets absorbed by the oceans, acidifying the water. After a certain concentration, calcium carbonate cannot form in the oceans, then all of the diatoms, coral reefs, crustaceans and one-celled organisms can no longer exist, which destroys the food chain. The oceans might become absent of life before 2100.

About 1.4 Trillion tons (1400 Billion Tons) of Methane is trapped in the Arctic coastal shelves. Currently about 7 million tons (0.0005% of the total) is released yearly into the atmosphere on average. In the geologic past, when massive volcanic activity or the impact of a huge meteor spewed green-house gases into the atmosphere, decades of climate change resulted which destroyed the ecosystems that had been extant, causing mass extinctions from the plant and animal kingdom. We are currently living during the 6th mass extinction -- which is being called the Holocene Extinction.

Here is a recent article called "18 signs we're in the middle of a 6th mass extinction".
[SOURCE: Aylin Woodward | Business Insider | 18 June 2019]

Do a google on "Methane releases Arctic" and "6th Mass Extinction".

Here is a pessimistic video that discusses "Why everything will collapse."