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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Thursday, 12 February 2015 at 1h 53m 49s


Common core sucks. I will not speak easy about corporate America trying to destroy real education and our wonderful public system of schools in this country because they misrepresent statistics and data and are well funded by voracious ideologues who could care less about the long term damage to our nation that this will create. I love my country. I love public education in the United States. Therefore I will resist and detest all efforts that do anything at all to harm or destroy the things I love. Simple.

Sunday, 8 February 2015 at 19h 21m 2s

Today's Winter Storm

Notice the counter clock-wise spiral. Notice how all the rain drags on the back side of the spiral.

Hopefully this will improve our snowpack. But the rainless January brought the April 1st average DOWN to 14% of normal. According to California Department of Water Resources.

There's probably more rain tomorrow and later in the week -- another counter-clockwise cell is coming West of Hawaii. But we need at least 6 more storms of rain before we even get that average close to 70% of normal. That's how serious this drought is folks.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 at 3h 48m 1s

Get Your Trillions Back America

I hate this commercial. More than 50% of Americans can easily do their taxes, and not have to pay a middle man to figure it out for them --- just so that they can get "their billions back".

Oh and now that we are talking about the subject of "BILLIONS". Hows about the "TRILLIONS" that are protected by the caymen island psuedo corporation loophole. Get your TRILLIONS BACK AMERICA. Force corporate profits and filthy rich people to pay their fair share of taxes. They are not investing it in jobs or creating a diverse economy. They are just simply putting it in tax shelters and using their stash to live lucrative wasteful self-indulgent lives. Which is fine really. Honestly, if that's how they want to spend their money, they have that right. But they also have the right to pay their fair share of taxes, and they are NOT doing that.

This video erks me because it makes it seem like their are so many "BILLIONS' out there for average everyday Americans, when actually, these people are just predators taking a few squid from such average everyday americans for something they can do themselves, and in the bigger picture really has such a tiny miniscule impact when compared to the immense savings if our government ever decide to enforce the tax laws on corporations and the filthy rich.

Because everyday Americans would pay half the amount of taxes if corporations and the filthy rich would ever pay their fair share !!!!

But no .... you average everyday ordinary Americans gotta pay an immensely profitable corporate called "H.R. Block" to know the insights and secrets on how to "get your billions back".

Do you realize that we are unique in the entire world on how taxes are collected? In other first world nations, the government does your taxes for you. In other nations, if you disagree with your taxes, you get to have an interview where you have the right to prove otherwise. In the USA however, your money has already been taken, and therefore you have to find someway to finagle the loopholes and tell the government how much they still owe you so you can get a check. It's a pervertion leftover from the evolution of our government system in which government spending was really a means of supporting a political party system .. akin to Tammany Hall in New York City. So the collection of taxes has to become franchised to for-profit institutions, lawyers, and accountants. A whole industry has sprawled around this dysfunctionalism.

This is not true in other nations. There is no middle man pretending to do you a wonderful service by charging you money for doing what you could do for yourself if ... a) you did a small amount of research , or b) if the government did your taxes for you.

But in the USA we have commercials and advertising to brainwash the citizens. And that's why this perversion of economic common sense thrives.

Thursday, 22 January 2015 at 4h 4m 10s

My take on Abortion

A mother will always have the choice to do whatever the mother decides to do. The issue is not really about morality. The issue is about statistics. If you have a society that is open about abortion, and does not penalize women who make this choice in their lives, THERE WILL BE STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANTLY LESS ABORTIONS .. 75% LESS IN SOME CASES.

Education, information, free services for female needs, and if necessary the right to choose abortion, actually results in less abortions. THAT IS A FACT THAT HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME, AND WAS THE WINNING ARGUMENT IN THE SUPREME COURT CASE "Roe versus Wade".

This is another false argument the elite use to divide our nation into warring morality issues. It's sad. I'm crying as I type, because it never was an issue until it got promoted in the 1970's by the ideological elite, stirring the middle class up to do battle among themselves while they take over the government and dole out the national treasury for themselves.

Thursday, 22 January 2015 at 2h 53m 54s

Global warming residues

Do you see that rotating cell near Alaska at the top of this wind map of today?

Of course you do. That cell got created due to the effect of colder Northern air mixing with Warmer Southern air. Right now the Arctic ice is diminishing so fast that the Arctic has less than half the ice it used to have. Thus the colder air is more Northern than in the past. So that cell you see, the one that spins the rain onto the west coast of North America, is about 1,000 or so miles more North than it could be, would the Arctic ice not be less than 50%.

Hence, California now gets beset by the effect of the warm equatorial winds, which strongly blow East to West and dominate the Lower Northern Hemisphere wind patterns South and West of Baja California. (Did you realize how long Baja California is? )

The result is that California gets clockwise wind cells now from January onward. The winds blow down and force the rain up into Oregon, Washington, and Canada.

If we don't get any more significant rain before May, California is in serious trouble. We are at 16% of the April 1st average right now -- according to the California Department of Water Resources.

All the life-long Californians that I know (some of whom are older than 60), all of them confess to this current drought being worse than they have ever seen in their lifetime. Friends of mine coming back from Tahoe recently, were "shocked" at how little snow there was where there had been plenty -- even as late as last year.

But don't worry, Global Warming is just a myth y'all.

Monday, 19 January 2015 at 2h 20m 30s

Behold the great mirror of thine self

I have never had a problem with someone holding my face to a mirror ... because I figured that this means either one of two things :

  1. they are correct, and I should be thankful for their willingness to attempt to help me out with my own personal bullshit; or,
  2. they are completely off-base and are projecting themselves on me, in which case, they are also doing me a favor, actually letting me know who they are themselves, in the guise of them saying it's all about me.

LOL. It's a win-win as far as I'm concerned.

Sunday, 18 January 2015 at 3h 11m 19s

Poverty is the real issue

60% of variation on standardized test scores is due to factors outside of the school -- aka poverty. The realities that teachers face in their never ending effort to teach and elevate kids is beset by symptoms and effects of children who

  1. come from broken homes and are moody, not always able on any given day and they get their motivation by receiving social attention, so their focus isn't on education;
  2. come from struggling homes, and live in circumstances of stress, so that meals are sparse and usually not very healthy, or have emotional baggage on a constant basis, creating a subtle lethargy and grittiness -- because they are hungry and stressed;
  3. typical teenage or younger students who have minds that are changing so fast they cannot keep up, and so they misplace the ideas they had the day before, and genuinely cannot remember;
  4. typical youthful illusions -- didn't study, or waited until the last minute and tried to cram 5 minutes before class.

Teachers are not the problem. There really is no crisis in the school system. This is a created hysteria. Colleges are being beset with almost twice the number of students because our social system forces everyone after high school into the college pathway -- whereas Germany has a trades and professional development pathway and thus 1/2 the number of college-bound students after high school (by percentage). The notion that our high schools and middle schools are not preparing students for college is really just a college system that is being thrown too many students who were never meant to be college bound. The statistic that the "reformers" tout are including subgroups in the measured population that should not be included.

Saturday, 17 January 2015 at 19h 18m 54s

Why the San Francisco Newspaper of Record Sucks

This is how pathetic the San Francisco newspaper called the "chronicle" really is. We call it the "comical" and this is why.

The corrupt weak mayor "looks" to help "families". Looking at a problem through the minuscule lens of families says nothing about out of town finance firms buying apartment buildings, kicking all the tenants out and then reselling the property... Or selling all the apartments as condominiums.

Glad to know the mayor is looking though. Where has his ass been the last 3 years? But oh boy oh boy the mayor is now looking. It's a good thing that he cares about families.

And look at the smaller headline on the left. "Hurdles are expected" in a race for office in the US Senate. Well no shit Mr. journalist puppy. Don't you have something more insightful and thought provoking then the obvious. I suppose this article will be replete with all of the best non-partisan personalities and choice quotes explaining the headline. There is nothing better than a newspaper article with 8 quotes from 3 political operatives and rhetorical questions spliced in between. Yummmmmy. Will Kamila Harris become a closet lunatic and begin babbling communist jargon at the next public event? Let's get a quote from this lawyer who works for a lobbying group in Sacramento.

Fucking stupid. Such a shame that our world class city has such a pathetic newspaper.

Saturday, 17 January 2015 at 3h 25m 0s

Let me make this perfectly clear

I'm quoting myself, but so fucking what :-) :-) This sums up the Bill Gates paradigm versus education reality in a pith.

The issue is who controls our schools and the curriculum and the teachers who disperse the curriculum. Do you want over-worked inexperienced teachers using a script and pre-printed materials who turnover within 5 years? Do you want parent and community involvement or a prinicipal who is just a manager in a multi-state corporate firm with a CEO who doesn't live in the district? Do you want a firm that will cut costs to the bone at the expense of the service called education once they have a local monopoly? Wake the fuck up.

This is not about creativity or about allowing different ways to solve problems. You are missing the point.

LET ME STRESS THAT LAST POINT ... just in case you didn't get it.

This is not about creativity or about allowing different ways to solve problems. You are missing the point.

I know. I know. Please forgive me, but I'm a veteran teacher, and a methodical guitarist. So I believe in magic of three.

This is not about creativity or about allowing different ways to solve problems. You are missing the point.

Thursday, 15 January 2015 at 2h 5m 34s

This is how you handle a devious shwarmy smooth bastard

so people aren't stupid and try creative ways to work around these problems so we need to dig deeper than this to validate such claims

 You want to know how hard teaching really is, how difficult it is to improve on the basic model? Thing about the strong AI problem. People will generally agree that we have it when it is able to sit in a classroom and take instruction the way we expect human students to take instruction.

sort of a nonsequitor and strong ai thing is less relevant than you think or at least you've not described a good connection. i'm talking about learning about basic methodological things like matching pairs. that's not a charter school thing, that's an ed policy thing: see for instance how similar problems emerge in talking about pre k programs

ginardo napoli

 bob, you are speak roving ambiguous parables... matching pairs versus ai thing versus ed policy thing? Creative ways to work around problems? What problems are you referring to? And what are we digging into when you say "dig deeper" ? Huhn?
These are amorphous platitudes. It's convoluted man. What is the point you are trying to make?


 i'm not the person who brought in the random strong ai example. matching pairs and stuff like that are not platitudes, they are social scientific methods to try and reduce conflicting factors and i was just saying you need to actually look at those methods before saying it's pointless.

ginardo napoli
Whatever bob. You are speaking in symbols. You spoke of digging deeper without actually digging deeper. Describe. Use specifics. Elaborate. Use details and vivid palpable examples. You didn't do that.

The issue is not about allowing creativity and using scientific methods to reduce conflicting factors. And I never said anything about something being "pointless". The issue is who controls our schools and the curriculum and the teachers who disperse the curriculum. Do you want over-worked inexperienced teachers using a script and pre-printed materials who turnover within 5 years? Do you want parent and community involvement or a prinicipal who is just a manager in multi-state firm with a CEO who doesn't live in the district? Do you want a firm that will cut costs to the bone at the expense of the service called education once they have a local monopoly? Wake the fuck up.

This is not about creativity or about allowing different ways to solve problems. You are missing the point, and yet you are the one talking about "saying it's pointless" ?????