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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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 at 11h 38m 37s

Planned Obsolescence

Planned Obsolescence is inefficient and destructive. What appears good to the individual firm in the short term, might actually be destructive in the aggregate. Interesting video.

The favorite game of this industry is to build [it] and then blow [it] up and rebuild it again.... Increased necessity produces increased inefficiency.... It's a value system disorder.

Monday, 19 December 2016 at 20h 48m 39s

I love Rachel Maddow

Supporting dictators who enable cheap extraction of resources is unfortunately the history of the Western world, and perhaps humanity in general.

Click here for a Rachel Maddow expose on how Rex Tillerson changed the Chad oil market to help a dictator and destabilize the region, against the interests of the United States. Or watch the video below. Your choice.


Monday, 19 December 2016 at 19h 6m 56s

Economic Analysis from Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz knows a few things about economics. He was the chief economist of the World Bank from 1997 to 2000. He was the chair of the Council of Economic Advisors to President Bill Clinton from 1995 to 1997. He is currently an Economics professor at Columbia University.

He also writes for an outlet called Project Syndicate, an online warehouse of various columnists and opinion writers that can get picked up an published by newspapers. The website is practically an independent periodical, except the individuals who write are mostly reputable and knowledgable. Any potential spin is at least intelligent, and not based on blatant abuse of facts or outright lies, which has somehow become tolerable in the mainstream press.

His latest article was published in the U.K. Guardian today.

During the campaign, Trump promised to get tough on executives who outsource American jobs. He is now holding up the news that the home heating and air-conditioning manufacturer Carrier will keep around 800 jobs in my home state of Indiana as proof that his approach works. Yet the deal will cost taxpayers $7m, and still allow Carrier to outsource 1,300 jobs to Mexico. This is not a sound industrial or economic policy, and it will do nothing to help raise wages or create good jobs across the country. It is an open invitation for a shakedown of the government by corporate executives seeking handouts.

Similarly, the increase in infrastructure spending is likely to be accomplished through tax credits, which will help hedge funds, but not America’s balance sheet: such programmes’ long track record shows that they deliver little value for money. The cost to the public will be especially high in an era when the government can borrow at near-zero interest rates. If these private-public partnerships are like those elsewhere, the government will assume the risks, and the hedge funds will assume the profits.

The debate just eight years ago about “shovel-ready” infrastructure seems to be a distant memory. If Trump chooses shovel-ready projects, the long-term impact on productivity will be minimal; if he chooses real infrastructure, the short-term impact on economic growth will be minimal. And back-loaded stimulus has its own problems, unless it is managed extremely carefully.

If Trump’s pick for US treasury secretary, the Goldman Sachs and hedge fund veteran Steven Mnuchin, is like others from his industry, the expertise he will bring to the job will be in tax avoidance, not constructing a well-designed tax system .... [T]ax reform was inevitable, and was likely to be undertaken by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and his staff – giving the rich the less progressive, more capital-friendly tax system that Republicans have long sought. With the abolition of the estate tax, the Republicans would finally realise their long-held ambition of creating a dynastic plutocracy – a far cry from the “equality of opportunity” maxim the party once trumpeted.

Monday, 19 December 2016 at 15h 23m 11s

The Bahamas connection

Rex Tillerson sat on the board of a Russian oil company based out of the Bahamas. Click here for the story in the Guardian, a UK newspaper.

Tillerson – the chief executive of ExxonMobil – became a director of the oil company’s Russian subsidiary, Exxon Neftegas, in 1998. His name – RW Tillerson – appears next to other officers who are based at Houston, Texas; Moscow; and Sakhalin, in Russia’s far east.

Sunday, 18 December 2016 at 11h 37m 19s

Global capitalism New York conference

This is a great video lecture from Richard D. Wolff, a very intelligent, infamous professor of economics at University of Massachusetts from 1973 to 2008. He is called a "socialist" economist, but I think he is more of a historian than anything else. He just happens to be anti-militarist, and so I think that's why he gets this label -- because he thinks the economy should not be run dominated by military spending. Regardless of your perspective, his intelligence transcends ideological bounds because he truly understands economics and history.

Saturday, 17 December 2016 at 15h 44m 38s

Sabotage and Jim Crow

Click here for the Greg Palast report on how Rethuglicans sabotage democracy with a straight face.

How come Obama said nothing about this during his big Friday speech? Not one word from our black president. Not one single word.

Who do you really work for Mr. Barack Obama?

Thursday, 15 December 2016 at 23h 52m 28s

Thank you again Washington Post

Jill Stein has done the nation a tremendous public service. Why the fuck is Hilary and Obama absent on this issue? Because they are complicit in the corporate fascist takeover. That's why.

How else can you explain saying nothing about the theft of votes by massive obstruction and removal from the voter rolls? Robert Kennedy spent 90% of his time as Attorney General during his brother's presidency taking Jim Crow to court and viciously standing up for voting rights in our country. What the fuck has Obama done but try to focus the country on Russian hacking, saying absolutely nothing about what really happened?

Seven million and more voters got their names removed from the voter rolls and had to vote on provisional ballots that never got counted. The media wants you to believe that Democrats did not show up this election cycle. The media wants you to believe that working class democrats voted with Trump in this election cycle. Bullshit. They just got taken off from the registration rolls and didn't have their votes counted. It wasn't Russian hacking schemes. It was treasonous Rethuglican operations.

Click here

Thursday, 15 December 2016 at 23h 26m 15s

Trump investigated in Brazil ?

OMG. Turns out that Trump is using his world-wide hotels as a means to extort bribes from government officials. Hmm, sounds like what the Italian mafia used to do with restaurants.

Trump is now taking his name off the Trump Hotel in question, and has removed the hotel from his website. If you visit – which according to Google is still the official web page for the hotel in question – it now simply defaults to the front page of instead. The scrambling comes as the Washington Post reports that Trump Hotels is giving up operation of the hotel entirely.

And there is this

In a separate but similarly themed development, a new Newsweek report from Kurt Eichenwald reveals that the President of Turkey has arrested one of Donald Trump’s business partners in an apparent bid to influence Trump’s foreign policy decisions.

Click here for the story.

Is this how you "Make America Great Again" ?

Thank you Washington Post for standing up for our nation.

[SOURCE: Washington Post | Dom Phillips | 13 December 2016]

Monday, 12 December 2016 at 11h 40m 32s

Do not forget the cross-check shenanigans

This for Thom Hartmann's latest video.

Remember Kris Kobach was photographed with a packet of papers about this wide-spread voter purge tactic that was poised as being anti-alien or immigrant registration, when it's really just a national roll out of the cross-check voter purge he inaugurated in this election cycle -- all of which is explained in the above Thom Hartmann video. Don't lose sight of all the things the Rethuglicans did this election (without the help of the Ruskies) ... at 15:25 in the Thom Hartmann video above.

And don't forget, why did the head of the FBI Comey chose to make public the non-story of Clinton emails, while saying nothing about the real story of Russian hacking?

Monday, 12 December 2016 at 17h 40m 1s

Open letter from 10 electors

Click here for an open letter to Donald Trump for him to explain his relationship with Russia.