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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.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Into genocide? Support oil & arms, not solar and wind.

I think stuff like this is the best reason to dump all use of oil and gas in favor of wind and solar power, regardless of global warming. But if you country’s biggest industries are oil and arms… i guess how much you are into genocide is the deciding factor. 

"JS: Iona, I wanted to ask you — I think a lot of people don’t understand why the United States would be supporting what amounts to the utter decimation of Yemen in this merciless, kind of scorched earth, Saudi campaign — and also the reality, as you were describing: That the United States in several concrete ways is finding itself on the side of al Qaeda in Yemen, and simultaneously, trying to kill al Qaeda in Yemen. But what does the U.S. want out of this? Like, why support the just utter pummeling of Yemen? 

IC: Well, it’s good business. In the first year of the war, the U.S. sold 20 billion dollars worth of arms to Saudi Arabia, and Saudi Arabia has been buying more and more weapons as a result of this war. And the same goes for the British government as well. This is ultimately about money, really. And Saudi being an ally is obviously important, and it, you know, plays into this regional conflict that we’re already talking about between Saudi Arabia and Iran because the Saudis see the Houthis as an Iranian proxy. But really, it all boils down to financial gain. And that’s the greatest win, really, for the U.S. But it’s an extremely costly one, obviously, for the civilian population of Yemen. You’ve got 20 million people out of a population of 25 million in need of humanitarian aid now. It’s the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world. Because of the blockade that has been put on the country by the Saudi-led coalition, the country can’t import its food, and it relies on — 90 percent of its food comes from imports. At the same time, the Houthis have also been blocking access to food and to aid on the ground as well, so the two worst areas affected in Yemen by this looming famine are actually on both sides of the frontlines. So the civilians on both sides are getting completely screwed. 

But yeah, at this rate, the U.S. is liable to be owning a famine in Yemen, and along with the rest of the international community, as long as they keep supplying Saudi Arabia with not just the weapons as well, but the U.S. is obviously, you know, heavily involved in the refueling of aircraft, which are carrying out all of these air raids in Yemen. And certainly, without doing that, without the logistical support, if the Americans stopped doing that today, that refueling, the Saudis would have to stop bombing tomorrow, quite literally. So they have a huge influence over what Saudi Arabia is doing in Yemen. But yeah, it all comes down to big business in the end.”
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INTERCEPTED PODCAST: COULD TRUMP START WORLD WAR III?

Why don’t Chester County Republicans do this? “Announcement to Leave the Republican Party Rep. Beth Fukumoto”




The Chester County Republican Committee moves farther right wing by the minute. Yet local Republican elected officials continue beating the long dead Moderate Eisenhower Republican horse. 

I find it astounding that sensible Republicans cling to a GOP that becomes more and more like a Nazi Party. An internet driven Nazi Party named Alt-Right to trick people who are not internet savvy.

“I guess I forgot to apologize for saying ‘Hail Trump! Hail Our People! Hail Victory!’ and offending some people,” Spencer wrote on Twitter. “My bad.” 
Read more: http://forward.com/fast-forward/365348/white-nationalist-richard-spencer-doubles-down-on-hail-trump-salute/


Action Breakfast January 2014 - Candidates


03/18/14 07:27 AM—UPDATED 03/18/14 04:20 PM
By Zachary Roth


The founder of  Fred Malik was previously best known for to compiling a list of all the Jews who worked at the Bureau of Labor Statistics for President Richard Nixon: 

Slate 
Malek Talks! 

Fred Malek makes his most detailed public statement about counting Jews for Richard Nixon, but he omits the most shameful part. 

By Timothy Noah

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Two parts to FBI investigations - 1. Clinton/Sanders emails. 2. Russian social media bots Trump & Russia.

As I stated previously my Coatesville Dems Blog audience included a handful of views a month from Russia over the years. I thought the Russian audience was connected to white nationalists here in the United States. 
See: 
Insider the Alt-Right/All-Russia Nexus 

By JOSH MARSHALL 

Published MARCH 21, 2017, 7:17 PM EDT



Sometime after the presidential primaries were over the Russian audience on Coatesville Dems Blog picked up. By the end of August, Russia, which on the Google stats map includes all of the former Soviet Union, was one half of the audience of my blog.

“The countries where my blog is viewed are under "Audience" in Google Stats.  For about 3 months it would be something like, 1636 page views per week - United States and 1600 page views for Ukraine and Russia. The other countries would make up about 100 page views. The page views for Ukraine and Russia dropped like a switch was thrown a few weeks before the election. I’m not sure when the Eastern Bloc stuff began.” 
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 

One half of "page-views" came from Former Soviet Bloc nations.

I conclude that whomever was looking at my blog from Russia was uninterested in the Democratic Primary but exceedingly interested in the Clinton/Trump race.

It appears that the FBI investigations into the 2016 elections are divided into 2 separate investigations. 
  1. Clinton emails during the primary with Bernie Sanders.
  2. Social media bots from sources in Russia that spread damaging information, sometimes totally false, sometimes partly true that came after the primary elections were over. And connections between Trump and Russia.


U.S. based Alt-Right computer nerds were generating their own anti-Clinton pro-Trump bots but may have had assistance from Russians. 

SEE: 
How Pepe the Frog Became a Nazi Trump Supporter and Alt-Right Symbol 

4chan’s Pepe the Frog meme was wildly popular among ‘normies’—until white nationalists decorated him with swastikas and gave him a Trump button. 

Olivia Nuzzi

05.26.16 1:00 AM ET  

Since any middle school kid with computer skills could have hacked the wide open to anyone server in the Clinton's home, the only FBI investigation of significance is the Russian social media bots investigation and connections between Russia and the Trump administration. 
 Mr. Comey described, in fairly blistering terms, a set of email practices that left Mrs. Clinton’s systems wide open to Russian and Chinese hackers, and an array of others. She had no full-time cybersecurity professional monitoring her system. She took her BlackBerry everywhere she went, “sending and receiving work-related emails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries.” Her use of “a personal email domain was both known by a large number of people and readily apparent.” 
MORE AT: 
Hillary Clinton’s Email Was Probably Hacked, Experts Say

By DAVID E. SANGER JULY 6, 2016


Apparently the FBI investigation is not a criminal investigation but is an investigation into the techniques used by the social media bot creators in Russia to prevent future Russian attacks using social media bots. As always if any information of criminal activity shows up the FBI will pursue a criminal investigation.

“That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts, As with any counterintelligence investigation it will also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed.“

YOUTUBE 
FBI Director James Comey Full Opening Statement (C-SPAN)

SEE:



"Howard said that, as an example, bots had spread links to fictional stories that accused Clinton of involvement in running a child-sex ring in the basement of a Washington pizza parlor. The posts inspired a North Carolina man to drive to Washington and fire an assault weapon in the restaurant, according to police reports."

Ok, so Howard hints that the Pizzagate story might have been propagated by Russian bots. Perhaps, but I think that people actually believed it to be true is more significant than if the Russians might have helped to distribute the Pizzagate story.


AND NOW THERE'S THIS: 
"WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort himself that he never worked for Russian interests. 

Manafort proposed in a confidential strategy plan as early as June 2005 that he would influence politics, business dealings and news coverage inside the United States, Europe and the former Soviet republics to benefit the Putin government, even as U.S.-Russia relations under Republican President George W. Bush grew worse."
AP Exclusive: Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government
By JEFF HORWITZ and CHAD DAY
The FBI should be looking into Russia using social media. Russia could use social media in the local and state elections coming up. And It seems that there are strong links between Russia and the Trump Administration. 

Did Russia help Trump win the election? Since Clinton was the most disliked and hated presidential candidate in recent years, the answer is a loud and clear NO. 

Hillary Clinton lost to a carnival barker TV clown who built casino hotels with his Russian Mayfia business partners. Republicans didn't win the 2016 elections, Democrats lost them. Democrats lost nearly all the 2016 elections, federal, state and local. Under the leadership of the Clintons the Democratic Party in the states and in Washington is a minority party with 25% of voters nationwide.

On Bill Maher Real Time Show and on the Overtime Show here. The 2010 presidential election was discussed. They said Democrats need a charismatic candidate. During the entire shows the words Bernie Sanders never came up.

Here Barney Frank basically says all that Democrats need to do is go to sleep and when they wake up Trump and the Republicans will have imploded. 

Russia Investigation, Dodd-Frank, 2020 Candidates, SCOTUS | Overtime with Bill Maher


Monday, March 20, 2017

Good journalism lives

"The Soloist" will be on HBO a while longer. You can always get it from the library. 


A minister friend of ours, Dr. John Shetler and his wife had heart breaking experiences with a daughter who struggled with schizophrenia. 

We knew people with the disease, their lives destroyed by it. A pretty young woman who we know was seeing some apparition when she looked at the floor. Meeting a once productive man from West Mt. Airy on the street, a barely recognizable remnant of his former self. 

The healing power of music. 

Sitting 10 rows back from the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Academy of Music. The floor the skin of a drum that sounded a low G resonating through your soul. Transported to a spiritual place. 



I looked forward to reading Steve Lopez' column from back when the Philly Inquirer had a staff. 


Good journalism lives.


NPR


ALSO SEE:


AND:

Land of Giants: Where No Good Deed Goes Unpunished Paperback – June 15, 1995
by Steve Lopez  (Author)

AND:
Third and Indiana: A Novel Paperback – October 1, 1995
by Steve Lopez  (Author)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Trump wants to takedown Ryan. His replacement? Daily Stormer endorsed Rep. Steven King.

Will Steve King become Speaker of the House?

As long as Trump can blame it on something else, he doesn't care if Obamacare is replaced or is in any way changed. 

He needs Ryan gone. I believe the Obamacare battle is being used by Trump as a tactic to achieve control of Congress. 

Trump can blame a failure to replace the ACA on Ryan and replace Ryan with Steve Bannon's favorite congressman, Steve King. 

Ryan trashed Trump on video. Bannon & Brightbart is setting up Ryan 


https://youtu.be/PcYfyCEQn6M

“I am not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future,” Ryan says in the audio, obtained by Breitbart News and published here for the first time ever...

Now, on top of all of this, this new audio file raises questions as to how loyal Ryan is to Trump politically—and is asking the new president to use precious political capital to push through legislation that seems arithmetically destined for congressional failure. That could doom or at least dampen other key elements of the Trump agenda, like tax reform, immigration reform, national security efforts, budgetary reforms, building up of the U.S. military, trade renegotiation and more. 
As such, as Breitbart News has previously reported, there are now rumblings among House Republicans that they may want a replacement not just of Obamacare but a replacement of Paul Ryan as Speaker. A new Speaker, some argue, would make life much easier for President Trump as he moves forward with his agenda. So the argument goes, as some House GOP members have told Breitbart News, is that if healthcare is this rocky then tax reform, immigration, trade policy and other key Trump agenda items will be worse." 
FROM: 
BREITBART  

Exclusive — Audio Emerges of When Paul Ryan Abandoned Donald Trump: ‘I Am Not Going to Defend Donald Trump—Not Now, Not in the Future’ 
by Matthew Boyle13 Mar 2017  
Washington, D.C. 
Passing Ryancare or what could be called Trumpcare would almost guarantee Democrats taking back Congress 

But Trump can make everyone forget about Obamacare, Trump has the "bully pulpit."

  • Trump can start a new war, maybe with Iran, and be a wartime president.
  • Trump is doing everything possible to encourage a major Islamic terrorist attack so he can then protect us against the Moslem hordes. 
  • And he can fall back on his Nuremberg rallies filled with supporters and fawning newspeople. 




The longer legislators take to "repeal and replace" Obamacare, the less likely it will ever happen. 

Many people who depend on some form of the Affordable Care Act don't know their health care is on the chopping block.

"A sizable minority of Americans don’t understand that Obamacare is just another name for the Affordable Care Act. " 

New York Times 
One-Third Don’t Know Obamacare and Affordable Care Act Are the Same 
By KYLE DROPP and BRENDAN NYHAN 

Nobody, anywhere, wants Ryan's  "Patients' Choice Act"

The Intercept
FEB. 7, 2017
Lee Fang
March 14 2017, 5:13 p.m.

Obamacare is a  conservative Republican plan with a different name. Republican plans to repeal and replace Obamacare are now and have always been a bad joke. If they do it the misery, to mostly the Republican base, will make the GOP history. It's all theater. 

Trump doesn't need any changes to Obamacare. He will just blame the failure to change it to congressional Republicans and Ryan. 

Trump the fascist dictator needs King to fire up racism and fear in Congress and the Republican base. Trump needs someone like Steve King to get his most radical and dictatorial laws through Congress so that Trump has total control over the United States Federal Government. 


Whether Trump and Bannon get their way and Steve King becomes speaker of the house I can't say, but I do think that is the plan.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Did Trump's Troika, Bannon, Miller & Anton, create the Russian scandals to distract the media from this?

1 – H.R. 861: To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency   
2 – H.R. 610: Tax dollars for private schools  
3 – H.R. 899: To terminate the Department of Education Betsy DeVos, has stated she would be “fine” with having herself “worked out of a job.”  
4 – H.J.R. 69: To repeal a wildlife protection rule in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge    
5 – H.R. 370: To repeal the Affordable Care Act   
6 – H.R. 354: To defund Planned Parenthood  
7 – H.R. 785: National right-to-work legislation (Eliminates Labor Unions)  
8 – H.R. 83: Mobilizing against sanctuary cities  
9 – H.R. 147: To criminalize abortion in certain cases by making it a felony punishable by up to five years in prison 
10 – H.R. 808: Sanctions against Iranin their streets, and so much more.”  

MORE AT: 
Snopes 
Bills Introduced by Republicans While We Were Distracted by the 'Russian Spy Drama’  
Legislation advanced by the GOP included bills to terminate the EPA, repeal the Affordable Care Act, defund Planned Parenthood, and criminalize certain types of abortion.  

AND THIS:
The
Intercept 
"When Republican Congressman John Shimkus expressed outrage during a House committee hearing Wednesday 'about men having to purchase prenatal care' in their health insurance — the video clip of which caught fire on social media as an example of misogyny and cluelessness — he wasn’t going rogue. He was just getting ahead of party leaders, who haven’t publicly announced their next steps quite yet.
In a conference call with GOP allies on Thursday, however, House Republican Conference chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers outlined the party’s “three-phase approach” to repealing the Affordable Care Act and suggested that the Essential Benefits Package, a provision of the law with sweeping consumer protections, could soon be on the chopping block. The benefits package, a core provision of the ACA, requires qualifying health insurance plans to cover a set of medical treatments, including pregnancy-related medical care."

MORE AT: 
Next Phase of Obamacare Repeal Will Target Mandate Requiring Prenatal Coverage, GOP Leader Tells Allies
March 10 2017, 5:11 p.m.

People, voters, care about national parks, clean water, education, clean air, affordable health care, belonging to a union and women's rights. They might not care about Russia helping out Trump.

Republicans are taking away those things. 


Democrats and the press were entranced by the bright, shiny Russian object that Trump dangled in front of them.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Donny's Troka - Bannon, Anton & Miller. (The Russian mob calls him Donny)

Donny’s (Russian Mafiya calls him Donny) Troika:
Steve Bannon, Michael Anton & Adolf Eichmann look alike and man who says, "The powers of our president are very substantial and will not be questioned!"; Stephen Miller.







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"As a member of the Duke Conservative Union, Miller worked closely with Richard Spencer, a Ph.D. student who would later coin the term "alt-right" and become a leading white nationalist. Spencer told me that at Duke, Miller helped him with fundraising and promotion for an on-campus debate on immigration policy that Spencer organized in 2007, featuring influential white nationalist Peter Brimelow. Miller vehemently denied to me that he had any connection to Spencer or his ideas, but another former member of the Duke Conservative Union confirmed to me that Miller and Spencer worked together on the Brimelow event. And at DCU meetings, according to another past member of the group, Miller denounced multiculturalism and expressed concerns that immigrants from non-European countries were not assimilating."

MORE AT: 
Mother Jones 
The Dark History of the White House Aides Who Crafted Trump's "Muslim Ban" 
Here's how Stephen Bannon and Stephen Miller have been boosters of Islamophobes and white nationalists.