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, 12 September 2017 at 0h 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.

Monday, 11 September 2017 at 2h 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 22h 29m 40s

She is coming

Hurricane Irma begins to turn Norht.

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

Saturday, 9 September 2017 at 22h 23m 43s

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

He is a seventeen year old indigenous climate change activist who was raised in Boulder, Colorado. His ancestry dates back to the Aztecs. I love his long hair.

[SOURCE: google search list ]

Here he is on the Bill Maher show, Friday 8 September 2017

What he says in this segment about Cows and Dairy has me thinking. I eat Sour Cream, certain kinds of dairy-based cheese (in addition to goat-based cheese), and put 2 or 3 fluid ounces of Half-n-Half in my coffee every day. Maybe twice a month I might eat anywhere between 4 to 12 ounces of beef.

It is true that raising cattle necessitates growing lots of grain to feed them and using tremendous amounts of water. It is true the methane releases from cattle is more than automobiles. However, I have always thought that the problem with the modern food situation is that so many people eat more food than they need to because the way they eat is completely out of metabolic balance. Dumping all that sugar into our bloodstream, or all the processed foods that become sugar in the bloodstream, forces us to eat more than we need because our bodies are too busy freaking out from all the blood sugar to utilize the fats and proteins efficiently. Then there are misconceptions about fats that lead people to eat "low-fat" diets which deprive them of the ability to effectively absorb minerals and vitamins. The "fast-food" industry is more responsible for the situation Xiuhtezcatl and Maher describe here, in my opinion. We do not need to eat a hamburger every single day, or even 3 times a day -- as is the case for some folks.

But I agree with Xiuhtezcatl completely. It doesn't have to be this way. You do get to choose how to eat 3 meals a day. Laws could be mandated to make factory production illegal, just like the Jewish community made decisions about what foods are Kosher. It's about long term solutions to the inevitable problems when you use an industrial complex solution to the food distribution system.

Friday, 8 September 2017 at 5h 22m 12s

Three Hurricanes at once

Behold. Hurricane Katia hovering around Veracruz, Mexico. Hurricane Irma barrelling towards Florida and freaking out 30 years National Weather Service professionals. And then here comes Hurricane Jose following in the path of Irma.

WTF. This is amazing.

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 Ö 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 Ö 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 Ö 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.