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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Wednesday, 6 September 2017 at 4h 53m 49s


This thing is going to destroy Florida. 225 mph wind gusts and sustained 180 mph winds. When the average temperature of the water raises 1.2 degrees Fahrenheit, that means it rises higher in other areas and is lower in others due to the nature of averages. Hurricanes get more energy from higher temperature water. These storms are not only more frequent, but also more virulent.

In 50 years, Florida will be under water and the Gulf Coast will become a huge ghost town. New Orleans is very likely to gone, part of the vast swamp South of Lake Pontchartrain. It saddens me to say that because New Orleans is such a special place, but never let your emotions get in the way of your science, otherwise you might become an evangelical zealot.

Fact: the seas are rising 3 times more than anticipated. Archeological excavations of ancient coastal cities are finding times in the past when the sea rise was awesome and sudden and vast. We measly humans are suddenly realizing that the seas are likely to rise at least 200 feet in the next 50 to 100 years.

[SOURCE: Chris Mooney | Washington Post | 22 May 2017]

[SOURCE: Google list of sources ]

Here is a picture of San Francisco after the seas rise 200 feet.

Monday, 4 September 2017 at 0h 50m 39s

World Series prediction

This year I think it will be the Yankees vs. the Brewers. I don't see Boston or Houston's pitching staff overcoming the Yanks, and don't overlook Matt Holiday for his RISP hitting ability. The Cubs could very well be in the mix, but I don't think Washington has the staff honestly. Why would I pick the Brewers over the Dodgers? You might call it intuition, but since I was born in San Francisco there is a large degree of bias in that perspective. I just don't see the starting pitching holding up during the playoffs. The Dodgers do have a great bullpen, but it's been the starters that have failed (Kershaw especially) to hold in the post season over the last decade. Kershaw, Hill, Wood, Darvish, Maeda, Ryu, and McCarthy(?) versus Nelson, Anderson, Davies, Woodruff, and Matt Garza.

It could be the Yankees and Dodgers again after all is said and done. I just don't see the Cubs repeating, even though they are still a really good team. It's gonna be either the jagernaut Dodgers or the cinderella Brewers in my opinion.

Don't blow off the Indians either. Terry Francona is a master in the post season. Also don't overlook the Twins, Diamondbacks, Angels or the Mariners, because stranger things have happened.

But if I had the courage to put big money on the line, I say it's the Yanks vs. the Brew Crew in the WS this year.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 at 19h 2m 29s

Trump loves Fake Times Magazine covers

Trump has a picture hanging at his various golf course establishments with his picture on the cover of time. Except it's a fake.

The picture on the right is a fake. The real Time Magazine cover is on the left.

[SOURCE: David A. Fahrenthold | Washington Post |27 June 2017 ]

A spokesperson from the Time Magazine Corporation has asked Trump to remove the fake Time's covers.

I thought Trump disliked Fake news.

Sunday, 11 June 2017 at 22h 5m 3s

Why you can't run government like a business

Friday, 9 June 2017 at 23h 54m 38s

Talking points politicians

Rethuglican Karen Handel says this in response to whether she would raise the minimum wage, after Jon Ossoff says he would. She states a list of talking points.

This is an example of the fundamental difference between a liberal and a conservative. I do not support a livable wage. What I support is making sure that we have an economy that is … is robust with low taxes and less regulation so that those small businesses that would be dramatically hurt if you impose higher minimum wages on them … are able to do what they do best : grow jobs and create good paying jobs for people in this sixth district.

She is correct. This is an example of "the fundamental difference between a liberal and a conservative".

making sure that we have an economy that is … is robust with low taxes and less regulation

  • How would you "make sure" this happens?
  • Low taxes assumes the trickle down theory works.
  • Less regulation for who?

It's as if the "robust" economy happens automatically when you lower taxes and cut regulations. Except that is not true. It's also not supported by the historical record. Tax cuts for corporations and wealthy people do not automatically become investments in the infrastructure. Caymen Island bank accounts and frivolous spending diminish the power of this assumption. Cutting regulations can also create massive future costs at the expense of a short term gain -- such as when a company is allowed to externalize the costs of production in the forms of pollution and shoddy safety procedures, creating costs on society that are not felt by the non-regulated industries.

small businesses that would be dramatically hurt if you impose higher minimum wages on them

Except it's not true. Look at Seattle and San Francisco and Los Angeles and anywhere else where the urban minimum wage was raised. Small businesses were not "dramatically hurt" at all.

able to do what they do best : grow jobs and create good paying jobs

How do you "grow jobs"? What fertilizer do you use to "grow" these "good paying jobs" ? It's like these things automatically happen when you lower taxes and cut regulations, and so that's why Mrs. Handel makes these statements about "growing" in relation to the job market.

Are Google, MacIntosh, and Microsoft paying low wages as they "grow"?

Entrepreneurs take chances when they perceive opportunities to make money. The cost of labor is a social decision, and does not inhibit the motivations of businesses in a local environment because all employers have the same labor costs. If there is a concern that local businesses might not be able to compete with non-local businesses, than that is a matter than is better addressed in other ways. The minimum wage of labor is not related at all to the ability to grow jobs because it is society and social norms which set this foundation. This is why the minimum wage laws were established in the first place, because society decided there should be a basic floor. Those who disagree with this position use the nonsense argument that this inhibits business growth and expansion, despite being refuted by every single historical reference to the matter.

She has her talking points and sticks with them. Throw out the red herring arguments and prop up this pretense of statesmen or stateswomen ship with empty nouns and phrases that sound good to the ignorant, those deluded on the bunk economical philosophy of trickle down deregulation economics.

Friday, 9 June 2017 at 18h 6m 49s

Go Keith Go

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 at 20h 6m 58s

A brief review of the last 3 weeks

It amazes me that this is from the Morning Joe, which is the most Conservative of Mainstream outlets. When Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski (daughter of the Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski ) are hammering down, you know you have crossed the moral equivalent of common sense.

Thank you Mika and Joe.

Friday, 26 May 2017 at 23h 42m 1s

Today's event at my high school

A truck was stationed outside of my high school this morning. A man and his older son were stationed with their vehicles back to back, a jeep and a truck. On the back of the truck was an improvised wooden structure draped with a white bedsheet upon which their was a statement that called a student at the high school “a liar”. I will not state the student’s name.

I approached the area and spoke with the father immediately, asking him, “Do you realize you are harassing a minor?”

The man, quite seriously defended himself by saying that he has “first amendment rights”, and that his vehicle was his own “private property”. I told him that “harassing a minor” pre-empts those other rights, and that as far as his first amendment free speech rights are concerned, “you can’t yell fire in a theater” or “call people vicious demeaning words simply because you have free speech”.

At that point the man broke down and admitted to me that he was angry because the parents of the student hit his vehicle in a recent automobile accident, and were refusing to pay. I didn’t get into the nitty gritty of these matters, but I said that I “understood” because last year some mother fucker actually ran into my car and then decided to blame me. I said that “some people are assholes but you don’t have to stoop to their level. You are better than that. Aren’t you better than that.”

Then I reminded him that the police were going to come and he was probably going to be in a lot of trouble. In fact, I said that the only reason the Pacifica police aren’t here is because they were having a staff meeting. I said that “I am just trying to do you a favor man” and that the only thing he is really gonna do is “cause a whole lot of commotion on the last day of school. Aren’t you better than that?”

That appeared to be the winning argument. The man took the construction down and then left the premises.

I find that you have to respect the reasons why people do things when you approach them and explain to them why it is actually in their best interest to reconsider. In this case the man was reasonable. He actually has a student at Terra Nova.

Financial distress causes people to make poor choices because their emotions get the best of them. All of us are equally vulnerable to this phenomenon.

Friday, 26 May 2017 at 23h 17m 45s

The Office of Management and Budget

"Mick" Mulvaney is a good ole boy from the deep south who has sold his integrity to the larger vulgar forces of destruction, learning this truth when he was a lawyer from 1992 to 1997, connecting with wealthy patrons who needed his services in the courts. Welcome to the modern world.

David Stockman held this position for Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1985.

Friday, 26 May 2017 at 2h 17m 56s

The Rational National youtube channel

I just ran across this youtube millenial video news commentary called The Rational National. Click here for the channel.

I just watched a very cleanly edited rant evolved around the attempted smear of Jeremy Corbyn based upon what a parsed editorial comment said on a magazine he wrote for 30 something years ago.

I know right? Weak. Very weak. But that's the currency these people use to take down legitimate spokespersons for the people.

In case you don't know, Jeremy Corbin is running against Theresa May in a General election in the UK that is on the 8th of June.

As is mentioned in the youtube video below, the fucking pathetic US press made hay out of the usage of the word "rape" in something Bernie Sander's wrote back in 1972 when he wrote an essay about gender ambiguity. To be more precise, the comment concerned the substance of how some women actually fantasize about being raped, a comment which is not condoning or saying rape is acceptable. It's just stating the truth. A very small segment of the female population actually do fantasize about being taken by a man in a playful but rough manner. That's why fur enhanced handcuffs are sold. Saying this in no way indicates I or anyone else deserves the actually vicious act of criminal behavior. It's just simply saying that sometimes consenting adults have a desire to indulge in kinky sexual activity. There is no intention of doing harm or hurting other people for psychotic or sociopathic ends.

But alas, if you can't attack the ideas, and baring the lack of systematic ongoing behavior, you have to find some reason to attack the person.

Again, if you can't attack the ideas, you have to find some reason to attack the person.

Oh how I wish we had a Parliamentary system. When the governing party fails a vote, they have to have a new election. If that happened here, we would be re-voting for the President after the first AHCA repeal that failed. Which is why that demented proportion of our elite love this system of government. It is easily manipulated by dispersed wealthy, and can be clogged up by the intricate court system, because in the end it relies upon imperfect humans who will decide the cases and make the interpretations of what is falsely always called "blind" justice.

Justice is not blind. Those lawyers, those prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges see quite well what is going on, and sometimes they also see who it is that will provide for them the best long term employment prospects. Anyone who has paid attention to history, and sees without ideological eyes, can see this quite clearly. You think the current Supreme Court is ideological. Whoa man, look up the justices who tried the Dred Scott case. Look up the justices who decided corporations were people back in the latter 1880's and early 1890's based upon a comment of a rather obscure clerk concerning a railroad corporations taxation on property. Waving the bloody shirt was a sure fire way to stir up the masses by the corporate stooges who ran the various state governments and Congress during the post civil war era up until perhaps the 1890's when the populists began to take over state governments in droves.

The usage of bias, innuendo, and human prejudice is nothing new. You should read the screeds in the urban newspapers about the "radicalism" of William Jennings Bryant that ultimately led to the destruction of the farmer's revolt and the election of William McKinley -- and the Spanish-American War, with all of the aftermath.