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

1655 POSTS

February 2024
January 2024
December 2023
November 2023
October 2023
August 2023
July 2023
June 2023
April 2023
March 2023
February 2023
January 2023
December 2022
November 2022
October 2022
September 2022
August 2022
July 2022
May 2022
April 2022
February 2022
January 2022
November 2021
October 2021
September 2021
August 2021
July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
September 2016
August 2016
May 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
September 2014
August 2014
May 2014
March 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
August 2012
July 2012
April 2012
March 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
August 2010
July 2010
March 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
August 2009
July 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
June 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
June 2005
May 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004

Saturday, 8 June 2013 at 12h 21m 58s

What is Water

This 9 minute video blew my freaking mind.

Thursday, 6 June 2013 at 19h 17m 44s

The Fourth Amendment

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Are we "secure in our persons,..., papers, and effects" when every single telephone communication or text or email you ever make goes into a government database ?

And "probable cause" must be "supported by Oath or affirmation AND" any search warrants issued must in particular describe specifically "the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Collecting data from the citizens under the belief that this keeps us safe from "terrorists" presumes that there is a way to mine the data that will always be independent of potential political partisan witch hunts that can be (and has been in the past) used to blacklist or blackmail individuals who are otherwise obeying the law. Authorities can use this information to have prior knowledge about various groups or networks of individuals who are law abiding citizens by simply analyzing who calls who and how often.

Which is really why this is happening. Tracking real criminals and real terrorists is more difficult, because real criminals and real terrorists have been communicating with satellite telephones and/or laptop computers for a decade.

Every single recent security breech event since the 1990's has been about incompetence ... and some would say willful ignorance. Is this the security state gone rogue?

Thursday, 6 June 2013 at 18h 58m 1s

That crazy new Plant out to destroy the world

It was just growing mysteriously in the backyard.

Thursday, 6 June 2013 at 18h 26m 30s

The Stress Test Optical Illusion

Thursday, 6 June 2013 at 15h 6m 36s

Two questions

Today I was thinking about how whenever someone asks someone else a question, there was actually a first question in their mind that was thought first; and the second question is what gets verbalized. Sometimes these are the same two questions, sometimes they are different questions.

For instance, if someone asks you "Where did you get that jacket?" one day, the first question might be "That looks just like a jacket I used to own, I wonder were that person got his/her jacket?"

Or it could be, "I wonder if that is a leather jacket?"

Or it could be, "That guy looks cute, I wonder if he's interested in me?"

The first question is subconscious, instinctive to the person's unique thought process. Assuming that the two questions are the same is a bad idea, because it depends upon the situation, and the relationship of the two persons or people involved. People's curiosity about strangers are different, and people with strong relationships can tend to anticipate each others' thoughts.

The first question might be also something that can be inferred from the number of inferential questions that are asked in a succession of events. For instance, a woman or man might have "Can I trust you?" in the back of their head while they are on a date with a new someone in their life.

Anyway, that's what I was pondering this morning.

Friday, 17 May 2013 at 2h 3m 55s

10 gross ingredients you didn't know were in your food

Would you believe Arsenic,Silicone breast implant filler, and rat hair, click the Source.

Stop watching TV an read People.

[SOURCE: Anna Brones | UK Guardian | 13 May 2013]

Friday, 17 May 2013 at 1h 28m 32s

Immigrant labor

Farm laborers in Australia make much more than American ones. And yet they still have a functional agricultural sector. It turns out that allowing companies to import an unlimited number of foreign workers desperate to work at a wage of epsilon will create shitty working conditions and low wages!

Labor costs as a percentage of consumer cost of most fruits and veggies are pretty tiny. Even for fruits like raspberries, they're on the order of 15-20%, and for most crops they're much lower. You could double or triple labor prices and, even if all the costs are passed off to consumers and there are no productivity boosts, there still wouldn't be particularly large increases in produce prices.

[SOURCE: Kevin Drum | Mother Jones | 16 May 2013]

Friday, 17 May 2013 at 1h 14m 8s

Why they love bad ideas so much

From Paul Krugman

Noah Smith recently offered an interesting take on the real reasons austerity garners so much support from elites, no matter hw badly it fails in practice. Elites, he argues, see economic distress as an opportunity to push through “reforms” — which basically means changes they want, which may or may not actually serve the interest of promoting economic growth — and oppose any policies that might mitigate crisis without the need for these changes:

[SOURCE: Paul Krugman | New York Times | 16 May 2013]

Thursday, 16 May 2013 at 2h 11m 53s

Funny thing I just thought of

Talking to a moron is like a circle trying to explain a radius to a square. What do you mean all points equidistant from the center? A square has no idea what that means.

Thursday, 16 May 2013 at 1h 23m 41s

Insignificant scandal

From Atrios

Lots real scandals out there, just not ones our Villagers care much about. Wrongful foreclosures, massive long term unemployment, bankster fraud.

Edited talking points. That's the one that got them.


  • Wisconsin Rethuglican governor Scott Walker has been a running soap opera of scandal for the last two years
  • The Offshore bank account scandal !!!!!!! (See ... I told you they'd bury the real scandal with something else.)
  • Various non-profit political groups that filter and funnel money into localities and states to circumvent the local laws against outside money
  • The on-going revolving door between appointed staff and bureaucrats and legislators who serve the interests of the corporations that hire them for large salaries after their brief interim in government
  • The ongoing illegality of Guantanamo and the current massive hunger strike where almost every single "prisoner" is having to be feed intravenously

Yep, plenty of scandals abound for the press to do its job and educate the people. But that's not the purpose of the "mainstream" press. The "mainstream" press creates the normative background that crowds out other facts and topics that occur within the reality of the now. This is how the public is "managed" and "massaged".

You want a scandal. How about when Team Bush fucked up the "war effort" so poorly that they forgot to organize the distribution of food and collection of the mail because they outsourced everything to private insider groups under the guiding philosophy that the "free market" would automatically supply the troops with their food and bring them their mail. American soldiers were having to get their food from Italian troops because the food their "free market" distribution system was getting them was often rancid and unedible. The privatized mail delivery system would drop the mail at a few central locations and expect troops to come get their own mail, sometimes a hundred miles away. And soldiers were complaining of the pilfering of the mails. The fly-by-night corporations set up by the "free market" entrepreneurial insiders were only out to make a quick buck. They were unwilling to invest in a business model that provided quality efficient services. It didn't happen. Once again privatized government failed.

But at least they proudly sang the God Bless America and put a metal flag pin on their lapel.

Now that story never became a scandal. I heard it on a radio show and have remembered it ever since. I think there was a small New York Times article, but that's it. Back when the story broke, it became quickly pushed aside by one of Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge's mysterious Terrorist Alerts about possible terrorist activity.

Just like they have pushed aside the Off-shore banking scandal with this nonsense scandal called Benghazi.

What happened in Benghazi was that a CIA operation got hit, and the state department and CIA were at odds about how to portray the event. The talking points of the event is what the scandal is now about.

Richard Nixon has been vindicated because big bad Team Obama used poor talking points. Gosh darn. If Team Obama would have just used better talking points, this would have ended ... right?