frankilin roosevelt

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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Monday, 23 October 2017 at 18h 3m 34s

Greg Popovich speaks the truth

Greg Popovich is the long time head coach of the San Antonio Spurs since 1998. He is very intelligent and has a way of being convincing when he speaks, in addition to being an easy add to the NBA Hall of Fame after having an incredible run over the last 20 years in San Antonio.

"It's beyond egregious to think about, first of all, how many Americans are in jail in the first place; mostly drug-related, more than anybody in the world. Far more than anybody in the world as far as civilized countries. So that's both unacceptable and embarrassing as a nation. We think that we're exceptional, and in many ways we are. But that's one that we're exceptional in the wrong way. Beyond that, a lot of that incarceration happens to people of color. So it's just an egregious situation. To be there for 15 or 20 or 25 years, being wrongly accused of whatever it might be rape or murder or whatever the offense that's mind-boggling. I can't even put my head around that. I don't know how the guys that I've met, I don't know how they've kept their patience and kept their emotions in check, and how they didn't go absolutely crazy knowing that they were innocent and sitting there. So the project is an unbelievable benefit to the people in this country, and everyone should understand what the Innocence Project does, and how some people have been treated. Because it's just beyond the pale, it's just inconceivable."

[SOURCE:Michael C. Wright |ESPN|23 October 2017]

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 at 17h 25m 44s

The insecure

I love people who are direct and honest, in your face, telling you straight up how they feel and what they think. Mainly because I am the same way myself. But alas we live in a world of fucked up people carrying baggage in their psyche for years, or still suffering from some disruption in either the level of Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of human psychological needs or (probably more relevant) Erik Erikson's Pychosocial stages of development

So when you are lacking in one of these levels, or when you have issues with any of the pyscho-social issues, this continues into your life as you age, and affects the way you perceive and interact with other human beings.

Every now and then you have to experience negative and irrational human behavior that you might feel is disrespectful or antagonistic towards your person. In the short term this might make you upset or angry, but in the long term, the best way to handle these matters is to rise above and try to better understand where the other person is coming from. Maybe they are correct in their assessment, and it is you that needs to realize the errors of your ways. Maybe not. But never let someone else's issues scar your consciousness over the long term. If you are fair and sure that whatever happened is largely not a result of what you did, if you remove the areas in which you could have handled the situation better, than the rest of your approach should immediately understand that the other human being is just having issues that they cannot resolve except by acting the way they do. Meditate and ponder on this understanding for as long as necessary. Holding grudges, pursuing blame, or demeaning other people behind their back is completely ineffective and merely reduces your capacity to evolve by distracting you with irreconcilable attempts at salvaging your wounded ego. Almost all of the time it's just better to move on and accept both you and the other person's imperfections.

Sunday, 15 October 2017 at 10h 47m 9s

Adverse Childhood Experiences

  • Wikipedia
  • Journal of American Medical Association
  • American Journal of Preventative Medicine
  • The ACE Study

    Children who are exposed to adverse childhood experiences may become overloaded with stress hormones, leaving them in a constant state of arousal and alertness to environmental and relational threats. Therefore, they may have difficulty focusing on school work, and consolidating new memory, making it harder for them to learn at school. Approximately one in three or four children have experienced significant ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). A study by the Area Health Education Center of Washington State University found that students with at least three ACEs are three times as likely to experience academic failure, six times as likely to have behavioral problems, and five times as likely to have attendance problems.

    These students may have trouble trusting teachers and other adults, and may have difficulty creating and maintaining relationships. The trauma-informed school movement aims to train teachers and staff to help children self-regulate, and to help families that are having problems that result in children's normal response to trauma, rather that simply jumping to punishment. It also seeks to provide behavioral consequences that will not re-traumatize a child. Punishment is often ineffective, and better results can often be achieved with positive reinforcement. Out-of-school suspensions can be particularly bad for students with difficult home lives; forcing students to remain at home may increase their distrust of adults.

  • Sunday, 1 October 2017 at 15h 29m 21s

    Robert Lustig : Processed Food, an experiment that failed

    Saturday, 30 September 2017 at 16h 28m 35s

    The disaster in Puerto Rico occurred long before Hurricane Maria

    Lee Camp tells it like it is. The corporate media always focuses on the benevolent corner of the dysfunctional cancer that is financial corporatocracy.

    The truth is that Puerto Rico became a colonial possession of the financiers and large corporations when it was taken in the Spanish American War of 1898 ... because ... well you know, freedom of course. That's why Puerto Rico is still not a state, has no representation in Congress, has been a tax haven for decades, and actually has a law passed by Congress from 1984 that makes bankruptcy illegal. Unlike Hawaii -- which was incidentally the first colonial possession of the United States that did not arise from war or treaty with another foreign power.

    Hawaii was possessed in 1893 by a rump group of Americans who asked the United States to protect them because other foreign powers were going to corrupt the government of Queen Lili'uokalani and they were all about her safety and protection. Or so claimed the newspapers and the official proclamations.

    After her brother's death on January 20, 1891, Liliʻuokalani ascended to the throne and assumed the title on January 29. During her reign, she attempted to draft a new constitution which would restore the power of the monarchy and the voting rights of the economically disenfranchised. Threatened by her attempts to abrogate the Bayonet Constitution, pro-American elements in Hawaii overthrew the monarchy on January 17, 1893. The overthrow was bolstered by the landing of U.S. Marines under John L. Stevens to protect American interests, which rendered the monarchy unable to protect itself.

    Because American merchants and financial interests always pre-empt Democracy and national autonomy. These very same people engineered the McKinley campaign, and then orchestrated the Spanish-American War in 1898. You are a fool if you think it really had anything to do with an explosion on the Battleship Maine that was anchored in Havana.

    One hundred and 3 years later ....


    Friday, 22 September 2017 at 18h 28m 15s

    I detest Scott Walker's pretentious intellectuallism

    Sunday, 17 September 2017 at 12h 26m 43s

    Really nice website for commentary and information is a really nice web-blog that I just discovered. Good writing and good information too.

    Monday, 11 September 2017 at 17h 50m 6s

    Update on previous World Series prediction

    Oh my those Cleveland Indians are ending the year hot hot hot. Currently going for win number 19 tonite. In the modern baseball era, after 1900, the longest win streak "including a tie" goes to the 1926 Giants (yea buddy). The longest streak "not including a tie" belongs to the 1935 Cubs. OMG my two favorite teams. In 3rd place, the 2002 Oakland Athletics won 20 in row.


    I remember that win streak, back when Miguel Tejada was the man, hitting .308 with 34 homers and whooping 130 rbi's. Eric Chavez hit .275 with 34 homers and 109 rbi's along with his Gold Glove D at 3B. Barry Zito, Mark Mulder, and Tim Hudson anchored the rock solid Pitching statff. Oakland had a good team, and would have gone to the World Series were it not for the incredible defense and pitching of the New York Yankees. They had the Yanks down 2 wins to zero in the playoffs, and yet New York came back. One amazing Derek Jeter play at the plate. That was the last time the A's ever came close as sniffing the WS.

    So much for "Money ball". What a ludicrous joke.

    Anyway, I have to update my predictions. It's gonna be Cleveland versus the Diamondbacks. I would love the Cubs reunion but the D'backs have been magical this year, and have the bullpen and pitching staff to compete in the playoffs. Especially since they got JD Martinez, he who recently hit 3 homers in a game for the AZ win. The two hottest teams in September will end up in the World Series is what I say.

    I still love the Brewers, but it's hard to compete when your number one pitcher Jimmy Nelson goes down for the season with a rotator cuff injury. I had him on all my fantasy teams too. Major suck-ation. I immediately picked up Brewer rookie Brandon Woodruff hoping the young stud continues his rookie dominance. I am watching him against the Pirates tonite. His poise and confidence is impressive early on despite getting sabotaged with a first pitch home run by the sly veteran McCutchen. But Woodruff was unfazed, and has now gone 4 innings with no more runs, allowing only 1 walk and 2 more hits. And that walk could have been a strikeout had the umpire called the low pitch that was a strike.

    Indians vs. Diamondbacks is my call for the World Series.

    Sunday, 10 September 2017 at 19h 24m 17s

    Updated World Series predictions

    Well now look at those Indians and Diamondbacks go with their consecutive victories. It is a secret pleasure that the D'backs victories came at the expense of the Dodgers.

    Hmmm. Me-thinks that it might very well be the Indians vs. the D'backs this year. Both of them are power house team offenses in addition to having good bullpens. The Dodgers pitching staff is falling apart, and I am sadly down on the Brewers with my man Jimmy Nelson suffering a shoulder rotator cuff injury. However, I still cannot write off the Brew-crew this year. All they have to do is get into the playoffs and then you never know.

    Saturday, 9 September 2017 at 15h 29m 40s

    She is coming

    Hurricane Irma begins to turn Norht.

    Meanwhile, Hurricane Jose continues to follow in the distance. Wow.