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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
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Loyalty without truth
is a trail to tyranny.

a middle-aged
George Washington



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Friday, 26 September 2008 at 16h 44m 52s

Sarah Palin's pastor

In the first minute of the pastor's speech, the pastor mentions "The Israelites were like this" when he was referring to "Bankers." It isn't clear if the pastor is saying that "Israelites" are a version of bad, money grubbing bankers in the context of his speech.

At the end Sarah Palin is standing before the church with two men at her side, and the pastor is bellowing a mantra of "in the name of Jesus".

My question: is this a cult or a church? Is this a house of the lord, or a house of the upwardly mobile being blessed by some foreign accented black man who is living well off the donations to the church?

Personally, I think the role of the church is to harmonize social relations within the community. Standing before the church and getting blessed by some holy man is not my idea of the role of the church. Being blessed by someone who speaks the right phrases is not indicative of becoming holy.

In my opinion, whatever God whom may exist would judge us by our intentions and our good works, not because we stand before the flock and have some official man of god rain jargon on our heads.


Saturday, 20 September 2008 at 20h 4m 44s

Nawlins Napsters on the verge of another championship season

With one week left in the season, its looking good for the Nawlins Napsters in the Espn Fantasy Baseball League. Unless my team takes a nose-dive over the next week, the Nawlins Napsters will repeat as champions this year.


Friday, 19 September 2008 at 16h 3m 37s

Plastic containers are poisoning you

The additive Bisphenol-A (BPA) is an artificial sex hormone that is used to manufacture plastics. They are banning the additive in Canada. In the United States however, the multi-billion dollar chemical industry has effectively censored this news from the media.

...scientists have known since the 1930s that BPA mimics estrogen in the body, for unrelated reasons, the chemical serves as an essential building block of hard, clear polycarbonate plastics and tough epoxy resins, ubiquitous materials in the modern world.

... a research team from a Yale University medical school research team has come up with some of the most troubling data yet: after injecting African green monkeys for 28 days with BPA at the level the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says is safe for people, the researchers found the chemical "causes the loss of connections between brain cells." "We observed a devastating effect on synapses in the monkey brain," says Yale scientist Tibor Hajszan. In humans, these losses could lead to memory and learning problems and depression.


[SOURCE: Elaine Shannon | Alternet | 15 September]

The monkey study is only the latest in a sequence of independent studies. One scientist at Washington State discovered the eggs in her control group having more mutative effects than the experimental group. And ...

[ a] search for lab contaminants led to a temporary lab aide who had washed the plastic cages and bottles with a caustic floor detergent, unleashing enough BPA into the control animals' food and water to scramble the chromosome alignment in their eggs.

This appears to be serious. Click on the source to read the entire 2 page article for yourself.


Tuesday, 16 September 2008 at 20h 11m 16s

Please dear God

Elect Obama for our president

Click here to see Obama's speech in Colorado now. The man is the real thing. Open your ears. He speaks the truth. He is the zeitgeist of the American moment.

Dear God, please trounce all the Republicans and elect Obama as our President. He is the man. I am moved to tears when I hear this speech.

Let it be forever known that I love my country. It has been a long time since I have been moved to tears by hearing a "politician" speak. Obama moves me to tears. I really believe that Obama is as sincere as a man running for the Presidency can be when it comes to honestly wanting to point our nation in the right direction.

Pray like you've never prayed before. Motivate like you have never motivated before. Speak up now like you have never spoken up before. And take no shit from morons who don't pay attention. Because now is the time. Now. Not 2012. Right now.

We can't afford four more years of corruption and incompetency.

They lie, they cheat, they steal. Anything is better than that.


Monday, 15 September 2008 at 19h 37m 41s

No one shows up to hear McCain in Jacksonville

In a stadium that seats 16,000 only 3,000 show up to hear the wobbling oratory of the myth called Maverick McCain.


Sunday, 14 September 2008 at 17h 41m 18s

The New York Times piece on Sarah Palin

You need to read the entire piece, but here is a snippet ...

when there was a vacancy at the top of the State Division of Agriculture, she appointed a high school classmate, Franci Havemeister, to the $95,000-a-year directorship. A former real estate agent, Ms. Havemeister cited her childhood love of cows as a qualification for running the roughly $2 million agency.

Ms. Havemeister was one of at least five schoolmates Ms. Palin hired, often at salaries far exceeding their private sector wages.

When Ms. Palin had to cut her first state budget, she avoided the legion of frustrated legislators and mayors. Instead, she huddled with her budget director and her husband, Todd, an oil field worker who is not a state employee, and vetoed millions of dollars of legislative projects.

Ms. Palin walks the national stage as a small-town foe of “good old boy” politics and a champion of ethics reform.... But an examination of her swift rise and record as mayor of Wasilla and then governor finds that her visceral style and penchant for attacking critics — she sometimes calls local opponents “haters” — contrasts with her carefully crafted public image.

Throughout her political career, she has pursued vendettas, fired officials who crossed her and sometimes blurred the line between government and personal grievance, according to a review of public records and interviews with 60 Republican and Democratic legislators and local officials.


[SOURCE: Jo Becker, Peter S. Goodman and Michael Powell. |  | 14 September 2008]


Saturday, 13 September 2008 at 9h 2m 21s

Sarah Palin's pipeline

“I fought to bring about the largest private-sector infrastructure project in North American history and when that deal was struck, we began a nearly forty billion dollar natural gas pipeline to help lead America to energy independence.”

-Sarah Palin in an address to Republican delegates, Sept. 3, 2008

Anyone listening to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin at the recent U.S. Republican convention would believe that TransCanada workers are poised, shovels at the ready, to start construction of a 2,760-kilometre pipeline bringing natural gas from Alaska through Canada to the lower 48 states. They would be wrong.


[SOURCE: Madelaine Drohan | Globe and Mail | 12 September]

Because the project was initiated 30 years ago and is not even completed yet. And furthermore ...

given that both pipelines have experienced 30 years of delays, it is not too much of a stretch to imagine that construction on the first would still be ongoing when the second is due to start. That would lead to competition for workers, equipment and materials, forcing the price of all three up, perhaps to the point where the project no longer made economic sense.

If they lie, they steal.


Saturday, 13 September 2008 at 8h 49m 25s

McCain ruled by corporate lobbyists

So McCain is gonna bring "real change" eh?

Politico reports today that “at least 16” of Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) former Senate staffers have gone on to careers in lobbying, according to an analysis of federal lobbying records. In some cases, McCain staffers have gone to K Street and then returned to McCain’s office:

In many cases, they went to work for clients whose issues the staffers dealt with in the Senate. … Still, during McCain’s nearly 25 years in Congress, the revolving door has remained open. As his aides have moved downtown from Capitol Hill, they’ve drawn from their experience on the senator’s personal staff or on his key committees: Armed Services, Commerce and Indian Affairs


[SOURCE: Thinkprogress.org | 11 September 2008]

If they lie, they steal.


Saturday, 13 September 2008 at 8h 43m 53s

Republican election year voting games

It was a mainstay of Jim Crow segregation: for 100 years after the Civil War, Southern white Democrats kept eligible blacks from voting with poll taxes, literacy tests and property requirements. Starting in the 1960s, the U.S. Supreme Court declared these assaults on the heart of American democracy unconstitutional.

Now, with the help of a 2008 Supreme Court decision, Crawford vs. Marion County (Indiana) Election Board, white Republicans in some areas will keep eligible blacks from voting by requiring driver's licenses. Not only is this new-fangled discrimination constitutional, it's spreading.

GOP proponents of the move say they are merely trying to reduce voter fraud. But while occasional efforts to stuff ballot boxes through phony absentee voting still surface, the incidence of individual vote fraud—voting when you aren't eligible—is virtually non-existent, as "The Truth About Vote Fraud," a study by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, clearly shows. In other words, the problem Republicans claim they want to combat with increased ID requirements doesn't exist. Meanwhile, those ID hurdles facing individuals do nothing to stop the organized insiders who still try to game the system.

...

In Crawford, the court upheld an Indiana law essentially requiring a passport or driver's license in order to vote. But more than two thirds of Indiana adults have no passports and nearly 15 percent have no driver's licenses. These eligible voters, disproportionately African-American, will need to take a bus or catch a ride from a friend down to the motor vehicles bureau to make sure they obtain a nondriver photo ID. Otherwise, they cannot vote in Indiana this year.


[SOURCE: Jonathan Alter | Newsweek | ]

That, my friends, is how the Republicans support Democracy. In order to prevent maybe 100 cases of potential voter fraud, they deny 50,000 voters the right to vote.

Click on the NYU study link and read how much of a sham this "voter fraud" issue really is.

If they lie, they steal.


Saturday, 13 September 2008 at 8h 34m 34s

Breaking the truce, and then lying

The two presidential campaigns had declared a truce for the anniversary of 9/11. Traditional campaigning, especially of the negative sort, was supposed to be put on hold. But John McCain's campaign, it's now clear, broke that truce -- and did so with an ad that nonpartisan watchdog FactCheck.org calls "particularly egregious" for its distortions.

[SOURCE: Salon.com | 12 September 2008]

According to The non-partisan factcheck.org

The McCain-Palin campaign has released a new TV ad that distorts quotes from the Obama campaign. It takes words out of context to make it sound as though the Democratic ticket is belittling Palin:
  • The ad says "they said she was doing 'what she was told.' " But the Obama adviser who's being quoted didn't accuse Palin of meekly following orders. What he actually said is that she made a false claim about Obama's legislative record and added, "maybe that's what she was told."

  • It says "they lashed out at Sarah Palin; dismissed her as 'good looking,' " But "they" didn't lash out at all. Obama – who is the one pictured – didn't say anything like that. The only one the McCain campaign quotes is Obama's running mate, Biden, and he actually offered the remark as a compliment. Biden said the "obvious" difference between Palin and himself is "she's good looking."

  • The ad says Obama was "disrespectful" when he accused Palin of "lying" about her record. But the truth is Palin's claim to have "said no" to the "bridge to nowhere" is indeed a dubious one, as we and many have pointed out.

If they lie, they steal.




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