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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.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The Russians are getting ready for our 2019 elections. Most viewers of my CoatesvilleDemsBlog are in Russia again.

My CoatesvilleDemsBlog mostly concerns political corruption in the Delaware Valley area of Pennsylvania. I believe Russian Military Intelligence is interested in disrupting our state and local elections as well as our national elections.

The Russians are getting ready for our 2019 elections. 
Most viewers of my CoatesvilleDemsBlog are in Russia again. 

What are the GRU’s capabilities?

"According to a Western assessment of GRU seen by Reuters, the GRU has a long-running program to run ‘illegal’ spies - those who work without diplomatic cover and who live under an assumed identity for years until orders from Moscow.

“It has a long-running program of ‘illegals’ reserved for the most sensitive or deniable tasks across the spectrum of GRU operations,” the assessment said.

The GRU is seen as a major Russian cyber player.

“It plays an increasingly important role in Russia’s development of Information Warfare (both defensive and offensive),” according to the Western assessment.

“It is an aggressive and well-funded organization which has the direct support of – and access to – [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, allowing freedom in its activities and leniency with regards to diplomatic and legislative scrutiny,” according to the assessment.

The GRU also has a considerable special forces unit. They are the elite of the Russian military.

'I don’t like rankings but the GRU is in the top levels of this business,' Onno Eichelsheim, director of the Netherlands Defence Intelligence and Security Service, told Reuters. 'They are a very real threat.”


What is Russia's GRU military intelligence agency?
Guy Faulconbridge


Monday, December 31, 2018

Fahrenheit 11-9 Germany of the 1930s was the most liberal country on earth. Then came the Reichstag Fire, Hitler’s Enabling Act & the Third Reich. “Trump renewed extraordinary post-9-11 powers.”

Germany of the 1930s was the most liberal country on earth. Then came the Reichstag Fire, Hitler’s Enabling Act & the Third Reich.

Trump renews extraordinary post-9/11 powers” that came out of our Reichstag Fire, the attack on the Twin Towers.

President Trump:
"He’s now president for life.. Maybe we ought to give that a shot someday."

The ingredients for the most effective police state dictatorship to ever come to earth are in place. Just add a President for Life.

Fahrenheit 11-9


A president’s emergency powers are extensive, and largely unchecked.

Elizabeth Goitein is co-director of the Liberty & National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.






Friday, December 14, 2018

Rick and Maria -Какая прекрасная пара!

Russian компрома́т

"In Russian culture, kompromat, short for "compromising material" (Russian: компрометирующий материал, translit. komprometiruyushchy material), is damaging information about a politician, a businessman, or other public figure, used to create negative publicity, as well as for blackmail and extortion. Kompromat may be acquired from various security services, or outright forged, and then publicized by use of a public relations official.[1][2] Widespread use of kompromat has been one of the characteristic features of the politics of Russia[3] and other post-Soviet states.[4][5]"


"Ms. Butina’s arrest in July stemmed from what officials described as a broader counterintelligence investigation by the Justice Department and the F.B.I. that predated the 2016 election and is separate from the work being done by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III. 
The investigation has focused on Aleksandr P. Torshin, a Russian government official who worked closely with Ms. Butina for years. Mr. Torshin is close to Christian conservatives in Russia and has been attending N.R.A. conventions in the United States since 2011. 
Beginning in 2015, prosecutors said in the plea deal, Ms. Butina “agreed and conspired” with Mr. Torshin and Mr. Erickson — identified in court papers as the “Russian Official” and “U.S. Person 1” — to infiltrate the Republican Party and the N.R.A. and to promote Russia-friendly policies on behalf of the Kremlin. Mr. Torshin directed Ms. Butina’s work, they said, and Mr. Erickson helped her with what she called her “Diplomacy Project.” 
They helped her organize trips to Moscow for prominent N.R.A. members, and helped her set up meetings for a Russian delegation to the National Prayer Breakfast in 2017.
“Throughout the conspiracy, Butina wrote notes to Russian Official about her efforts and her assessment of the political landscape in the United States in advance of the 2016 election,” the prosecutors wrote. 
“Butina also sought Russian Official’s advice on whether to take meetings with certain people,” they added. “She asked him for direction on whether the Russian ‘government’ was ready to meet with some of those people.” 
On Thursday, Ms. Butina, 30, pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiring to act as a foreign agent in a deal with federal prosecutors. In doing so, she acknowledged that her activities were motivated by more than mere personal conviction. 
As part of the deal, Ms. Butina admitted to being involved in an organized effort, backed by Russian officials, to open up unofficial lines of communication with influential Americans in the N.R.A. and in the Republican Party, and to win them over to the idea of Russia as a friend, not a foe. 
Ms. Butina’s guilty plea now casts a spotlight on the Americans she worked with, including prominent members of the N.R.A. and her boyfriend, Paul Erickson, 56, a longtime Republican operative who ran Patrick J. Buchanan’s 1992 presidential campaign and who now faces accusations of fraud in three states. Officials have said federal investigators are examining what Mr. Erickson and others who helped Ms. Butina knew about her links to the Russian government."


Maria Butina Pleads Guilty to Role in a Russian Effort to Influence Conservatives

Sunday, December 2, 2018

We could bring addiction to drugs to a standstill like Portugal and Switzerland did. But something in the U.S. complicates decriminalizing heroin: Our legacy of slavery. VIDEO


The "War on Drugs" in the United States is complicated by our legacy of slavery. The "War on Drugs" here in the USA was largely a means to re-slave Black people. To put them in prison working as slave labor and to keep them at the bottom of the economic latter. 

The bottom of the economic ladder is a place that many White people believe is where Black people belong.

Some Vietnam War veterans came back addicted to heroin. Most recovered when their lives got better,  when their daily lives were not about death & killing. And the heroin was no longer a means to escape their pain. 

The "heroin epidemic" happened when White people began using heroin. There was no epidemic when Black people used. 

The "heroin epidemic began when doctors realized that Purdue Pharmaceutical was lying when they stated oxycontin was not addictive and doctors withheld prescribing oxycontin. The actual physical pain and or the emotional pain was still there and people went to heroin. 

There is evidence that hemp can minimize physical pain, even replace opioids. But that's another topic for discussion. 
"Al Capone wasn’t getting drunk and shooting people up; the St Valentine’s Day massacre in Chicago, at the height of alcohol prohibition, wasn’t carried out by alcoholics. He was killing people to protect his product in a prohibited market. When alcohol prohibition ended, all that violence ended. Ask yourself: where are the violent alcohol-dealers today? Does the head of Smirnoff go and shoot the head of Heinneken in the face? Of course not. It’s not the alcohol that has changed. It’s the decision to stop banning it, and so to take it back from armed criminal gangs, and give it to licensed and regulated legal sellers. If milk was banned, and people still wanted milk, exactly the same process would take place." 
We have drug violence all wrong: Prohibition is the root cause 

If we end the War on Drugs, we can reduce crime committed by drug users and end crime committed by drug dealers
Johann Hari

Watch: Addiction, Depression, and the Opioid Epidemic: What Are They Telling Us? A Discussion With Johann Hari

Glenn Greenwald December 2 2018, 7:19 a.m.

The drug war’s systemic failures have become so glaring and tragic that even as that war rages on globally, many of the world’s most mainstream voices now advocate what was, until very recently, regarded as fringe and radical: the legalization, or at least decriminalization, of all drugs, not just marijuana. But while these macro-policy debates have finally become more rational and honest when it comes to data and policy outcomes, there is still far too little media attention paid to the human aspects of these debates: What are the underlying causes of addiction and why is it worsening? What is responsible for the skyrocketing rates of depression around the world and suicide in the U.S.? And why are communities ravaged by economic deprivation so vulnerable to the opioid epidemic and the pharmaceutical industry that exploits it? 
The answers to these questions are not just psychological, spiritual, and medical, but also political — very political. It is extremely difficult to devise effective policy solutions to a problem when one does not understand its underlying causes; in this case, among the leading causes of many of these pathologies are policy choices in economics, the penal system, and resource distribution. Moreover, disturbing trends in addiction, mental health problems, and the opioid crisis reveal crucial signals — warning signs — about human trends that explain many of the most consequential political changes and thus, would be dangerous to continue to ignore.

Friday, November 30, 2018

I track political parties, the mob, white supremacists. To make sense of Chester County, PA politics you need some expertise in all 3. Trump is a natural fit for me. Trump checks all 3 boxes.

To navigate Chester County, PA politics you need knowledge of politics, organized crime and white supremacist organizations. If you don’t know which politicians are connected to organized crime and which are connected to right wing extremists you will be in the dark.

Many news people track only politics. A small fraction of news people track “the mob”. An even smaller fraction track white supremacists. I think that’s why local news that follows politics here has so much difficulty making sense of Chester County politics.

Chester County politics is organized crime, political infighting and white supremacy, with one of those 3 dominating some part of politics here. Without expertise in all 3 Chester County politics makes no sense.

Trump is a celebrity TV personality with a lifetime association with the New York/New Jersey Mafia and a lifetime association with Russian immigrants living in Trump properties. Trump’s dad and Trump are white supremacists. 

Trump checks all the boxes of my somewhat limited expertise. 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Was ICE following direct orders from the Whitehouse to counter headlines of the Whitehouse Climate Assessment when they gassed children in diapers?

The Trump Administration and the Republican Party do not want the Republican Party base to know about the climate report.  Hiding the news release at 2 p.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving did not entirely work as the Whitehouse planned. The New York Times made the Fourth National Climate Assessment front page news.

Ordering ICE to attack children with tear gas appeals to the Republican Party base voters and takes headlines away from the Whitehouse climate report. Donald Trumps skill at manipulating the press is on full display here.

I think Trump is holding back his nuke Iran play to counter news of indictments of his family by Bob Mueller.

By now, everyone knows about the Friday news dump — the penchant for sleazy companies or even sleazier government agencies to hold onto a piece of really bad news until late on a Friday afternoon, so that any headlines that are generated come out when everybody's working for the weekend, or in Saturday newspapers that nearly nobody reads. 
So, when the bad news involves mass death and disease, a never-ending bowl of natural disasters, the extinction of species, etc. — and when your boss is on the wrong side of the mass-death issue — that calls for the Mother of All News Dumps. That would be a news release at 2 p.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving, when no one works and most Americans are either waiting on a rope line at Walmart or couch-prone in a tryptophan coma. 
"This is, unfortunately, par for the course for this president that he would try to bury this news and deny it," Jake Levine, who'd worked on climate issues during Barack Obama's presidency, said on MSNBC right after the Trump administration realized that Black Friday — while a month ahead of schedule — was their preferred day to drop a congressionally mandated report on climate change that predicted dire consequences if America and the world do not respond quickly. 
Don't let Trumpian government dump on your right to this life-or-death information. 

Oil is the poison that burns Paradise, kills Kashshoggi, inflames Paris. When will we quit? | Will Bunch
Since the report is mandated by Congress, not issuing it would have been a violation of the law. While some political appointees within one of the agencies that contributed scientific work to the report did suggest editing the summary of its conclusions to play down the findings, that idea was also seen as too risky politically and legally, these people said. 
Instead, these people said, administration officials hoped to minimize the impact by making the assessment public on the afternoon of Black Friday, the big shopping day after the Thanksgiving holiday, thinking that Americans might be unlikely to be paying attention. 

Trump Administration’s Strategy on Climate: Try to Bury Its Own Scientific Report
Nov. 25, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

“Work Sets You Free”- VIDEO- Julian Cashwan Pratt of the Band Show Me the Body

"So, the name of the film comes from the phrase that is above the gate when you visit Auschwitz. It’s a joke, and it’s a lie, that basically means that if you’re good, and if you listen, and you do the work that we’re telling you to do, you will be set free. It was a promise, and it was a lie. It’s not far from anything that you’ve heard in the United States: Good behavior — the sentence will be cut short."

"So, we went and visited Camp Amersfoort, Birkenau, Auschwitz, Dachau. But it was after seeing these places, we were so struck by the idea that these were now museums, these beacons of hatred and suffering and death had become places of education, places of memory. And the question that was on our minds when we left was: How long before the havens of suffering in America, these beacons of hate in prison, how long before these things that they’ve built in America will also become museums, and people from all over the world will come to see what America did to its black and brown people?

How long before America can be part of that conversation of rebuilding, of generational trauma? How long before we can enter that conversation, as well? It was hard to discuss and hard to film, because of the nature of the subject matter. And I guess the subject matter being two things: One being concentration camps that have now become museums, and the other being fully-functional prisons."

October 31 2018, 6:01 a.m.