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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.

Monday, January 9, 2017

FDR, a brilliant leader with a big heart. Republicans plan to unravel all that Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt did.

Newt Gingrich brags that Republicans are coming for everything FDR accomplished
It’s a “great effort to break out of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt model.” - Newt Gingrich

I believe that his fight with polio forged determination and compassion into Franklin Delano Roosevelt and made him the man he was. 

Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt took a government that looked down on the people and made it respond to human needs.

Warm Springs Historic District
Roosevelt’s Little White House State Historic Site
and Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation 

Republicans want to take away Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, the 40 hour work week, child labor laws, and public education. I don't believe that is possible in a democracy. I believe only a feared dictator can make the Republican Plans happen. 

"former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told an audience at the Heritage Foundation that “this is the third great effort to break out of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt model.”...  

"So what is this “FDR model” that Gingrich finds so odious? Roosevelt took office amidst a catastrophic depression, but he also assumed power at a time when a conservative majority on the Supreme Court choked off progressive legislation, especially laws intended to protect workers. These rigid limits on governance, FDR proclaimed a month before he accepted his party’s nomination to be president, would hobble the nation’s ability to extract itself from the Great Depression.   
“The country demands bold, persistent experimentation,” Roosevelt told the graduating class of Oglethorpe University. “It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. The millions who are in want will not stand by silently forever while the things to satisfy their needs are within easy reach.”   
Some of these experiments were flops. Others were smothered in the cradle by conservatives on the Supreme Court. But Roosevelt’s experiments also provided workers with a minimum wage and a right to unionize. And he signed the Social Security Act, which didn’t just provide a safety net to the aged and the unemployed, but which also laid the foundation for health legislation such as Medicare and Medicaid.   
Roosevelt’s experiments brought modern liberalism into being in the United States, and they helped liberals prove that their model works.   
Early signs suggest that Gingrich’s predictions that Roosevelt’s legacy could be undone should be taken seriously. Republicans in the House hope to cut Social Security benefits by 20–50 percent. Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan to voucherize Medicare would drive up out-of-pocket costs for seniors by about 40 percent. Then he’d cut Medicaid by between a third and a half. At the very least, Republicans are serious about gutting the safety net that Roosevelt began to weave in the 1930s.   
Of course, Trump did say he would resist such efforts when he was a presidential candidate, but now that he is president-elect, he is stacking his cabinet nominees with Republicans broadly sympathetic to Ryan’s agenda and publicly trying to mend fences with the sitting House speaker.   
Trump, in other words, appears to have pulled a bait-and-switch on his voters. He promised them a kind of racist populism, hostile to minority groups but defensive of social welfare programs that most Republican base voters hold dear. And now he appears poised to slash those programs instead." 
Gingrich brags that Republicans are coming for everything FDR accomplished 
It’s a “great effort to break out of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt model.” 
Dec 14, 2016 
Ian Millhiser 
Justice Editor, ThinkProgress.  

Author of Injustices: SCOTUS’ History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted imillhiser@thinkprogress.org

Mussolini and Hitler came to power during a terrible economic crisis. Until Germany declared war on us, Republicans believed that a strong man fascist government like Mussolini’s or Hitler’s was needed to get the United States back on it’s feet.
Roosevelt made a new way to prosperity named “The New Deal” that maintained democracy in the United States and eventually most of the world.

Now Wall Street banksters are gloating at the Laissez-faire permission Republicans have given them to go wild on our economy.  It’s likely that a repeat of the 2007 economic collapse is coming.

Edward Snowdon exposed the constant surveillance the follows us in our daily lives. President Obama has the possibility of terrifying control over our daily lives, but doesn’t take advantage of the mostly technological surveillance of everyone’s daily lives that now exists.
Trump seems to be a modern day clone of Mussolini but he is a notorious failure. Everything Donald Trump touches turns to dust.
Will Donald Trump be the most feared dictator the world has ever known or is he a phony, a “Wizard of Oz”?

Whatever happens, if arrests of journalists begins or if his entire administration collapses like a house of cards, we need to make sure the Republican Party takes the blame.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Democrats need to stop-"wallowing in these radical conspiracy theories that make them appear unhinged,"

Donald Trump didn't win, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Committee lost. Democrats need to admit that and move on. And drop all links to the Clintons. 

I think Trump is a modern day Mussolini. A Mussolini who will inherit a presidency with terrifying police surveillance powers - SEE: THE DARK SIDE OF VR -Virtual Reality Allows the Most Detailed, Intimate Digital Surveillance Yet 

Trump will if he is allowed, shut down all opposition. SEE:

A Mussolini who can communicate instantly world wide, using Twitter.


"I think it’s a very dangerous time for the United States, and it’s one of the reasons why I’m hoping Democrats find their footing and be come a lot more focused and reasoned and stop sort of wallowing in these radical conspiracy theories that make them appear unhinged, because Donald Trump needs a cohesive and focused and effective opposition." -Glenn Greenwald

"GLENN GREENWALD: It’s possibly legitimate, depending upon what the evidence is. But because we don’t know what the evidence is, all we can do is speculate. So, assume they have the most conclusive evidence possible, that they literally have a wiretap of Vladimir Putin personally on a telephone call or through an email ordering the hacks of the DNC and Podesta in order to help Donald Trump. Just let’s fantasize that that’s the evidence that they have. Is there a good reason for them not to want to publicly disclose that? Of course there’s a good reason, which is that it would blow their methodology for how they’ve accessed the communications at the highest level of the Kremlin.

The problem, however, is that whatever legitimacy they might have for wanting to keep this evidence a secret, we, as citizens, and we, as journalists, are then put into a position where we either have to blindly believe what it is they’re claiming—notwithstanding their long history of lying and deceit and error, we just say, "We appreciate the fact that you can’t show us this evidence. We’re willing to blindly put our faith in the accusations that you’ve made, and believe them to be true, even though you can’t show us the evidence"—or we say, "As citizens and as journalists, look, we understand that you can’t show us this evidence, but because we can’t see the evidence, we’re not willing to blindly assume these accusations to be true and then resurrect a Cold War and pursue aggressive and bellicose policies the way John McCain and Lindsey Graham and Democrats in the Senate want to do, because we don’t see evidence that what you’re claiming is true." And I think that’s the dilemma, is that, as journalists and citizens, we need to see evidence before believing claims from institutions that have proven over and over that they’re willing to lie and mislead.

AMY GOODMAN: Glenn, we have to break, then we’ll come back to this conversation. Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, one of the founding editors of The Intercept. This is Democracy Now! We’ll be back with him in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in a minute."

Glenn Greenwald on "Dearth of Evidence" Linking Russia to WikiLeaks Release of DNC Emails

"GLENN GREENWALD: I mean, I think it really remains to be seen, but there are definitely fundamental changes taking place. If you look, for example, at recent polling, what you find is that the CIA is now one of the most admired and defended institutions among Democrats, while Republicans don’t like the CIA and actually prefer Vladimir Putin even to Barack Obama. You have radical shifts taking place in coalitions, in alliances, in alignments, and it can—it’s very unpredictable how it can play out. Sometimes instability could produce positive outcomes. Trump abrogated the TPP. He wants to limit Boeing and Lockheed and the amount of money that’s spent on them. He wants to bring jobs back to the U.S. But it can also have very dangerous outcomes, as well, because of its unpredictability. And so, I think it’s a very dangerous time for the United States, and it’s one of the reasons why I’m hoping Democrats find their footing and be come a lot more focused and reasoned and stop sort of wallowing in these radical conspiracy theories that make them appear unhinged, because Donald Trump needs a cohesive and focused and effective opposition."

Democracy Now
Glenn Greenwald: Mainstream U.S. Media is Culpable for Disseminating Fake & Deceitful News on Russia

JANUARY 05, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

“Putin made me lose” fake news is in the dumpster with Saddam’s “Weapons of mass destruction” fake news

The "It's not her fault, the Russians made Trump win, fake news could collapse in a big heap over everything proposed by Democrats and make Trump's takeover go smoothly. 

Every day Democrats waste to prove Hillary and the Democratic Committee lost by no fault of their own is a day that Republicans grow in power. 

Republicans will soon scurry about under a blanket of real news of how Hillary's "journalists" made up stories about Russia so that Hillary Democrats could save face. 

The Intercept

January 4 2017, 9:28 a.m.

"In the past six weeks, the Washington Post published two blockbuster stories about the Russian threat that went viral: one on how Russia is behind a massive explosion of “fake news,” the other on how it invaded the U.S. electric grid. Both articles were fundamentally false. Each now bears a humiliating Editor’s Note grudgingly acknowledging that the core claims of the story were fiction: the first Note of which was posted a full two weeks later to the top of the original article, the other of which was buried the following day at the bottom.

The second story on the electric grid turned out to be far worse than I realized when I wrote about it on Saturday, when it became clear that there was no “penetration of the U.S. electricity grid” as the Post had claimed. In addition to the Editor’s Note, the Russia-hacked-our-electric-grid story now has a full-scale retraction in the form of a separate article admitting that “the incident is not linked to any Russian government effort to target or hack the utility” and that there may not have even been malware at all on this laptop.

But while these debacles are embarrassing for the paper, they are also richly rewarding. That’s because journalists – including those at the Post – aggressively hype and promote the original, sensationalistic false stories, ensuring that they go viral, generating massive traffic for the Post (the paper’s Executive Editor, Marty Baron, recently boasted about how profitable the paper has become).

After spreading the falsehoods far and wide, raising fear levels and manipulating U.S. political discourse in the process (both Russia stories were widely hyped on cable news), journalists who spread the false claims subsequently note the retraction or corrections only in the most muted way possible, and often not at all. As a result, only a tiny fraction of people who were exposed to the original false story end up learning of the retractions.

Baron himself, editorial leader of the Post, is a perfect case study in this irresponsible tactic. It was Baron who went to Twitter on the evening of November 24 to announce the Post’s exposé of the enormous reach of Russia’s fake news operation, based on what he heralded as the findings of “independent researchers.” Baron’s tweet went all over the place; to date it has been re-tweeted more than 3,000 times, including by many journalists with their own large followings:"