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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA

I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Dear Senator Casey, stop the murderous Republican health care bill, it could trigger a bloody revolution.

Republicans might feel they are paying homage to their wealthy backers like the Koch brothers & Sheldon Adleson by enacting a health care bill that is really a tax cut for billionaires. But Republicans may be laying the foundation for revolution, an armed revolution. 


When people are tossed out of nursing homes to die,  people who need treatment for diabetes begin dying, a cancer patient's yearly cap runs out in August and she needs to wait until January to continue treatment and children that could be saved with modest medical care begin to die, Republicans and their wealthy backers will become murderers to many Americans.

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Besides being a CCDC Coatesville committee member, l have a blog, Coatesville Dems Blog. You might even remember me, my friend calls you “Little Bobby”. 



In  a modest way, I have been tracking political extremists, potential terrorists & local drug traffickers in Chester County.  



Up until Jeff Sessions took over the DoJ I had a direct connection to an intelligence officer. You might say my finger is on pulse of extremists in South East Pennsylvania.


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Neo-Nazis and militia groups talk about a 2nd American revolution. William P. Pierce's "The Turner Diary's", a novel about a 2nd American revolution, inspired Timothy McVeigh to blow up the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Former Coatesville resident Pat Sellers recommended reading Pierce’s books. 

But it might not be the tinfoil helmet guys that pick up their assault rifles.  James Hodgkinson the man who shot Steve Scalise and others at baseball practice doesn’t fit into any extremist profile. He was violent, but ordinary. 



There’s a LOT of ads with Republicans shooting guns. 



Candidate Eric Greitens, now Missouri, Eric Greitens, went bonkers with a machine gun TV ad. 







The most deadly parts of Republican “health care” take effect in 2024 when the Senators are safely reelected. Republicans are aware that what they are doing is extremely unpopular. 

U.S. citizens could see Republican health care as murder by kleptocrat and turn their guns on Republicans. 

We already have a country packed with angry people. They're angry that Wall Street bankers stole their homes and the recession they caused took their jobs. See "Death to My Hometown" below.

Republicans redirected that anger towards, Jews, Blacks, Mexicans and Muslims. 

That anger elected Donald Trump. Trump voters thought he would fight for white people. But Trump only fights for billionaires and near billionaires. Most of the people who voted for him don't yet understand that Trump betrayed them. Betrayal is a deadly powerful emotion. And most Trump supporters are very well armed. 


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Republicans are doing something they never did before: 
Killing people by denying them medical treatment. 


"Casey said debate about the bill had paid too little attention to how the proposal would affect people who get their health insurance through their employers — more than 150 million Americans.  “If you’ve got employer coverage, they’re coming for you, too,” he said. “Because if you live in a state in the future where there’s a waiver, you will not get protection from preexisting conditions. 

“They can still make sure that if you’re pregnant, you’re not going to get the kind of maternity benefits that you might need. All that will be legal if the state you live in goes with a waiver,” he said. “So don’t think you’re in the clear because we’re talking a lot about Medicaid. That’s what I said: This bill is bad for the whole country.”
MORE AT:
philly.com  
Casey urges action against GOP health-care plan  
Americans are angry. They're angry at Wall Street banks for crashing the economy and then being rewarded. But Republicans and Wall St only took our jobs and homes. Republican "health" care will take our lives and our families lives to give a boost to billionaires. Most people will know someone who was killed by Republican "health care." Republicans and the .01% will be called murderers. What is only generalized anger will become laser focused rage on Republicans and their .01% donors. 


"Health care" that kills people will do more than making Republicans un-electable. It's likely to put them in the sights of a rifles. 


If ordinary people begin killing Republicans and their donors because they callously allowed their sons and daughters, fathers and mothers to die, they won't be right wing nuts fighting an imaginary enemy.  They will be extracting revenge, like the farmers and townspeople of the French Revolution. I wouldn't call them terrorists. 

In his novel "The Turner Diaries" William Pierce imagines a race war and overthrow of the “Jewish controlled federal system”.  The “Organization” wins the war with the U.S. Government.  Timothy McVeigh wanted to spark the “Organization” to wage war against the Federal Government.  Timothy McVeigh believed he was a patriot fighting the "Jewish controlled federal system." He was fighting a completely imagined enemy. Fortunately there are not many people like him. 

Fantasies of ragtag militias waging war with government forces and winning, permeate right wing organizations.  But that’s not the likely ending of people rising up with firearms against the U.S. Government. The most likely result is a repressive autocratic United States, controlled by Stasi like police and the end of democratic government in the United States.


It's likely that President Trump's chief advisor, Steve Bannon welcomes a bloody revolution.  
SEE: 
The Nation 
Steve Bannon Wants To Start World War III 

His 2009 film, Generation Zero, shows a hellishly bleak vision of our past, present, and future, driven by a magical belief in historical determinism. 
By Micah L. Sifry



Do everything possible to stop Republicans from enacting their murderous Republican-care Bill.



Nick Hanauer wrote this almost 3 years ago: 

"And so I have a message for my fellow filthy rich, for all of us who live in our gated bubble worlds: Wake up, people. It won’t last… 
Here’s what I say to you: You’re living in a dream world. What everyone wants to believe is that when things reach a tipping point and go from being merely crappy for the masses to dangerous and socially destabilizing, that we’re somehow going to know about that shift ahead of time. Any student of history knows that’s not the way it happens. Revolutions, like bankruptcies, come gradually, and then suddenly. One day, somebody sets himself on fire, then thousands of people are in the streets, and before you know it, the country is burning. And then there’s no time for us to get to the airport and jump on our Gulfstream Vs and fly to New Zealand. That’s the way it always happens. If inequality keeps rising as it has been, eventually it will happen. We will not be able to predict when, and it will be terrible—for everybody. But especially for us..."
"The most ironic thing about rising inequality is how completely unnecessary and self-defeating it is. If we do something about it, if we adjust our policies in the way that, say, Franklin D. Roosevelt did during the Great Depression—so that we help the 99 percent and preempt the revolutionaries and crazies, the ones with the pitchforks—that will be the best thing possible for us rich folks, too. It’s not just that we’ll escape with our lives; it’s that we’ll most certainly get even richer.

The model for us rich guys here should be Henry Ford, who realized that all his autoworkers in Michigan weren’t only cheap labor to be exploited; they were consumers, too. Ford figured that if he raised their wages, to a then-exorbitant $5 a day, they’d be able to afford his Model Ts."

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Kill the Redevelopment Authority & Coatesville will be cut in half by heavy industry spewing toxic air.

A building for empty nesters, like several projects proposed for Coatesville since 2004: 

“While Milosev expects to lure some young professionals, he said the building and spaces were designed to cater to empty nesters, with a large concentration on two- and three-bedroom units with large kitchens and baths and open space for entertaining.

It's a place where empty nesters, if and when they decide to downsize or move closer to downtown, won't "have to sacrifice what they had in their homes, like double ovens," Milosev said.”

MORE AT:

THE MORNING CALL


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I was with Joe Carroll when he spoke with the parents of a murder victim. It was gut wrenching. I don't know how Joe Carroll did it. 

Sorrow hangs in the air over Coatesville:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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We have pro-ordinary people, pro-business Coatesville City Councils but we can't seem to keep them in office long enough to accomplish Coatesville's revitalization. And we go back to a pro-drug business Coatesville City Council.

Right now we have a pro-business, pro-law abiding people Coatesville City Council but it's hanging on a thread. 

I don't want to go back to hiding from bullets. 

Some Coatesville City Council members see a need to fire Chief Laufer. SEE:

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Why does Linda Lavender Norris want to fire Det. Thompson, Chief Laufer & Coatesville City Manager Michael Trio?



THAT'S THE SAME CHIEF LAUFER IN THIS VIDEO: 




Now some Coatesville City Council members are talking about scrapping the RDA. 

To me that means some company specializing in putting toxin spewing factories in Black neighborhoods has found Black politicians in Coatesville with their hands open. 


The former CO Carlson Steel Company land dividing Coatesville in half has a business/commercial zoning OVERLAY: 



The ONLY thing that keeps a heavy industrial company from building on the flats, the former GO Carlson Steel Company land now owned by the City of Coatesville Redevelopment Authority, is the Coatesville Redevelopment Authority. 

Underneath the business/commercial zoning overlay it's heavy industrial. 

If the RDA is dissolved, the land is owned by the City of Coatesville and must by law be sold to the highest bidder. 

If the Coatesville City Council votes to dissolve the RDA, vultures for the toxic industry companies that no one wants in their back yard will smell out a dying black town eager for table scraps from a corporation. 

It has a name:

A few years ago the City of Coatesville was tricked into allowing a heavy industry junkyard in a mostly Black residential neighborhood:


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ms. Gladys Flamer addressing the Coatesville City Council Monday September 27, 2010




Even with the RDA in place there were three attempts to bring heavy industry back to the former GO Carlson property. 


https://www.covanta.com/Our-Facilities/Covanta-Delaware-Valley
I don't know if the company was Covanta but they do a lot of this.


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What attracted developers here to Coatesville was the possibility of Lukens Steel Company selling Heavy Industrial Zoned land in the center of Coatesville and along 2 major roadways to the RDA to be developed and re-zoned as Business Commercial and Residential 3.  

The fact that the City of Coatesville is a transportation, commercial and social nexus in the center of development coming west from Philadelphia and coming east from Lancaster was the kicker.  

A Zoning Overlay was developed over the heavy industry zoning to legally allow townhouse, condominium and commercial development such as office buildings, stores and restaurants on the industrial land. 
Friday, October 8, 2010 
 Why Bart Blatstein, Baker Properties and Don Pulver were interested in Coatesville




http://www.dailylocal.com/article/DL/20170318/BUSINESS/170319797#disqus_thread

There are 19 comments to the Daily Local Article above. All negative but one. 

GO TO:

After audible, developer ready to start Coatesville Gateway project


If a toxic chemical spewing heavy industry goes up on the "Flats"  Jim DePetris will move on. 

If the Coatesville City Council and a new city manager kill off the RDA nobody will be interested in locating new business or residential buildings in Coatesville.

Coatesville would lose more tax base and a way to pay for police and community services. 

The drug business would be "good again" leading to homeowners moving out and further loss of property tax revenue. 

The Crips, Bloods & MS 13 would probably come back and a few people in Coatesville would be in the money again, until they're arrested or shot. We would all need to stay away from windows and not sit on the porch again. 

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There are two kinds of politicians in Coatesville. They're not Democrats and Republicans: 


  1. Politicians who want to break away from the drug business. 
  2. Politicians who like the drug business and maybe are even in the drug business.

I think the primary business in Coatesville, the biggest moneymaker for Coatesville residents, is still drugs. It's mostly Coatesville that keeps the Chester County Justice Center and the lawyers in it, in business. The drug business keeps the landlords in Coatesville paid. 

Coatesville again has chances to climb out from it's reputation as "Cokeville" but we could again be pulled down by people invested in the drug business. 



Developers offer the promise of new jobs, new people, less bullets fired, more police, safer streets. But it's not guaranteed. The drug business is here. A few people think it's the only way for Black people to get ahead. Customers are guaranteed. It's dangerous/exciting, lots of money can be made quickly, if you can stay out of prison and stay alive. 

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In November Coatesville voters get to decide if they want to go back to "Cokeville".


https://www.thefix.com/content/welcome-cokesville-americas-future?page=all

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The .01 % will go softly or hard. James T. Hodgkinson is just the first.

The photo says everything you need to know about James T. Hodgkinson. 

Hodgkinson doesn’t fit any profile of terrorist. 

We talk about left wing Democrats, middle of the road Republicans and right wing Republicans. But the entire political spectrum has swung dramatically right wing. If President Eisenhower was alive today he would be a left wing Democrat. 

That kind of makes James T. Hodgkinon an ordinary American. There are a lot of ordinary Americans.  And ordinary Americans own firearms, lot's of firearms, not pitchforks. 


Nick Hanauer wrote this almost 3 years ago: 

"And so I have a message for my fellow filthy rich, for all of us who live in our gated bubble worlds: Wake up, people. It won’t last… 
Here’s what I say to you: You’re living in a dream world. What everyone wants to believe is that when things reach a tipping point and go from being merely crappy for the masses to dangerous and socially destabilizing, that we’re somehow going to know about that shift ahead of time. Any student of history knows that’s not the way it happens. Revolutions, like bankruptcies, come gradually, and then suddenly. One day, somebody sets himself on fire, then thousands of people are in the streets, and before you know it, the country is burning. And then there’s no time for us to get to the airport and jump on our Gulfstream Vs and fly to New Zealand. That’s the way it always happens. If inequality keeps rising as it has been, eventually it will happen. We will not be able to predict when, and it will be terrible—for everybody. But especially for us..."
"The most ironic thing about rising inequality is how completely unnecessary and self-defeating it is. If we do something about it, if we adjust our policies in the way that, say, Franklin D. Roosevelt did during the Great Depression—so that we help the 99 percent and preempt the revolutionaries and crazies, the ones with the pitchforks—that will be the best thing possible for us rich folks, too. It’s not just that we’ll escape with our lives; it’s that we’ll most certainly get even richer.

The model for us rich guys here should be Henry Ford, who realized that all his autoworkers in Michigan weren’t only cheap labor to be exploited; they were consumers, too. Ford figured that if he raised their wages, to a then-exorbitant $5 a day, they’d be able to afford his Model Ts."

MORE AT:

The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats


Nick Hanauer





"Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who was one of about two dozen GOP lawmakers present when a gunman opened fire on their baseball practice early Wednesday, vigorously defended the Second Amendment after a reporter asked him if it changed his view on the “gun situation” in America.








So what part of ensuring we always have a republic did James T. Hodgkinson defend?



According to the NRA’s warped version of the 2nd. Amendment, Hodgkinson was defending the republic. 


But instead of defending the republic against a black president from Kenya, or Mexicans retaking California, Texas and the Southwest United States, so arms manufactures could sell lots of guns & ammo, Hodgkinson was defending the republic from Republicans like Mo Brooks. He was defending the republic against .01% people like the Koch brothers, Donald Trump, Rex Tillerson, Lloyd Blankfein, etc. 

How would the Trump Administration respond to an attack on, with the exception of some Jersey mafia thugs, the only kind of people he has ever known? Keep in mind that Trump has a ready made police state waiting to be activated. 

Mo Brooks might want to rethink what he said. 



Hodgkinson was a Democrat and definitely not a Trump supporter. What happens when Trump supporters figure out they have been betrayed?

"Republicans used to be slightly better about hiding this from people but,.. I think that Trump's great challenge is that fundamentally he's an incredibly stupid person. So he and his merry band of miscreants struggle to hide their true intentions. In the same way that the Republicans that preceded him were able to do.  

He was going to "make America great again" finally someone was going to drain the swamp and fight Wall Street and defend working people. You don't think that a trillion dollar tax cut for millionaires and billionaires that throws 20 million people off of health care. That's not draining the swamp?... 
 
It's quite an astounding thing politically to run on a relatively populist platform and then to enact, or attempt to enact policies that clearly only benefit the richest people in society. People are creatures of emotion and I know that his supporters, his core supporters will do anything to maintain their emotional connection to him and their support of his polices irrespective of what the evidence suggests.   
But eventually those feelings will collide with reality and a huge proportion of the 23 million people who are going to lose healthcare are Trump supporters. One has to believe eventually it will make them angry.  

And the scary thing is that those folks started out angry. And our politics today is uncivil and unconstructive because so many people in the country are angry.  

I think we've seen nothing yet. I think it's going to get much much worse."
MORE AT: 


Friday, June 16, 2017

Maybe James T. Hodgkinson, the guy that shot Rep. Steve Scalise, liked Bruce Springsteen's "Jack of All Trades".

 Trump has only been president for 147 days. He's inspired the 1st terrorist attack on Republicans since maybe the 1930s.

There's a change coming. People with no political ideology using assault rifles for revenge against politicians or political donors. 
Lyrics 
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The banker man grows fatter, the working man grows thin
It's all happened before and it'll happen again
It'll happen again, they'll bet your life
I'm a Jack of all trades and, darling, we'll be alright 

Now sometimes tomorrow comes soaked in treasure and blood
Here we stood the drought, now we'll stand the flood
There's a new world coming, I can see the light
I'm a Jack of all trades, we'll be alright 

So you use what you've got, and you learn to make do
You take the old, you make it new
If I had me a gun, I'd find the bastards and shoot 'em on sight
I'm a Jack of all trades, we'll be alright
I'm a Jack of all trades, we'll be alright 

Songwriters: Bruce Springsteen 

Jack of All Trades lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing 

Artists: Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band 

Album: Wrecking Ball 

Released: 2012 

Genre: Rock

 "When I first listened to  Bruce Springsteen's ;Jack of All Trades' I cried like a baby. That 'Jack of All Trades' is my Dad. 

In the run up to the 2016 elections hate and fear is manifest on all sides, even non-voters and people who ignore elections are concerned. 

That hate of course includes the 60% Republican xenophobic, "Christian", anti-government racists who see Donald Trump or Ted Cruze as their national savior. 

But there is a universal malaise, a solid rational base for that hate and fear that grips all of us.

The loss of friends and family members in needless and very long wars that we were tricked into supporting by people who would profit from those wars, fear of losing all that you have if you get sick, steady loss of real income over 4 decades, fear of terrorist attacks, fear that your children will be shot and killed in school, fear that ends won't meet and like so many others you could be homeless. We had 15 years of disappointment and fear. 

There's an underlying hate that's universal. It's hatred of the Wall Street bankers that caused the depression of 2007 and ruined so very many peoples lives…

See:


Trump has only been president for 147 days. He's inspired the 1st terrorist attack on Republicans since maybe the 1930s.

Most terrorist attacks in the United States for about the last 17 years are almost exclusively right wing terrorist attacks. Their politics is almost exclusively white supremacist. The stuff they believe in ranges from plain old Southern racist KKK bigotry to unbelievable tinfoil hat stuff like believing that white people are descended from space aliens.
“The “Solutreans” are a crucial component of de Nugent’s ideological perspective. He explains his racism with a convoluted theory about space aliens, “Reptilians” and intergalactic warfare. In his telling, true Aryans are descended from “Exonordic” aliens, a perfect race that is at war with the Reptilians. Other aliens (called “Grey Aliens”) are allied with the Jews, who the Grey Aliens are helping in their quest to achieve world domination. Or, as de Nugent puts it: “What we now understand is that our race colonized this earth, but was long ago separated by a cataclysmic nuclear war from the home planets. The stories of the gods reflect actual visits to earth by actual, highly evolved relatives of ourselves. The ‘ancient aliens’ theory being promoted now non-stop on TV (by the Jews who own the TV networks) is partly valid, but the Jewish media refuses to highlight the huge role of the Exonordics, and focuses instead on the Grays and the Reptilian species, because the Jews themselves are allied with THEM. Earth is just one battlefield of an ongoing war in our entire Milky Way galaxy between the Exonordics and the Reptilians.”

De Nugent’s solution to the Judeo-Grey Alien alliance is to move true Nordic white people into “White safety zones,” such as a region comprising Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and West Virginia. De Nugent justifies this in part by arguing that these states are ancestral white lands, relying on a discredited theory that North America was initially inhabited, for over 10,000 years, by white Europeans who eventually were exterminated by American Indian tribes. De Nugent believes that his “Solutrean Solution” will restore proper ownership to lands that rightfully belong to white Europeans.”
MORE AT: 
Born 1954 
Ideology White Nationalist 
John de Nugent

Change is happening. A single lone terrorist attack from a guy who hates Republicans and probably their donors too. 

I believe we are entering a time when not only right wing extremists with nonsense Nazi style beliefs will, out of desperation, take to violent actions. 

It's more like revenge against people they consider to be oppressing them than political resistance. 

Anyone in the U.S. can buy an AR-15 style rifle and 100 rounds for about $1000. That's the high end. 

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The wealthy, especially Donald Trump’s wealthy associates, most Republicans and some Democrats are creating a world of a very few extremely wealthy people, a tiny middle class and a preponderance of poor and extremely poor people. 
That world cannot stand for long: 


  • The wealthy will go gently, with reforms like increasing the minimum wage and guaranteed health care for everyone. 
  • Or they can go hard and violently, their lives taken and their homes burned. 

The "Extremism experts" are too locked in to following extremist groups to see that just plain ordinary people can pick up an assault rifle & ammo for $600 and blaze away at any republican or Wall Street banker in his sights. There's a change coming. People with no political ideology using assault rifles for revenge against politicians or political donors.