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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.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
While we are occupied with Fox News fake scandals, incredible destruction in the Gulf of Mexico, cutting funds for unemployed Americans and Trillion dollar wars, China’s “tarp” money is building China’s incredible future.
Coatesville City Manager Ted Reed said that there is a roadblock between Sadsbury and Valley Township. Sadsbury Township is, at this time, not supportive of a runway extension.
Mr. Reed said that Valley Township where the runway extension is located is generally in favor of the runway extension. Mr. Reed said that the Chester County Airport Authority is leading the way and moving forward with the effort to extend the runway. Noise is an issue but extending the runway would make takeoff noise lower because the aircraft could use a lower rate of climb, less power and less noise. I believe the main local issue is the closing of Washington Lane for the runway extension.
Mr. Pulver said that he feels local opposition to the runway extension is bad for his company.
I think it’s bad for the region.
I think that our local businesses need to look forward to more international connections and an international capable airport would be an asset for Chester County.
There is still a possibility that President Obama could kick start green energy in the USA. He only has to demand by Executive Order that US Government Agencies use renewable non-carbon producing energy sources only.Think Postal Service trucks using battery powered electric vehicles. It’s a perfect fit for the Postal Service vehicles. They make short trips and go back to the same lot every day.
Think energy saving government buildings. Besides lowering our countries carbon footprint, the economies of scale due to massive production to meet the demand would result in lowering the cost of “alternative” energy. I believe that in many cases government agencies are encouraged to buy from US based businesses. Doing that would give the USA a chance of competing internationally with what China is already doing.
But so far President Obama has not exactly stepped up to the plate and seems to not know where the playing field of renewable energy is. So maybe we shouldn't wait for him to act.
Back to the hotel and the airport:
The Marriot Courtyard in Coatesville will probably have mostly domestic business persons occupying the rooms. But with a runway extension some of the businessmen could be flying in from China.
Republicans and their Guru Karl Rove are just hoping the President McKinley days to magically re-appear and wipe out the accomplishments of the Franklin and Teddy Roosevelt. They somehow miss that the world has changed since 1900 and China has moved on from manufacturing cups and plates and that most Americans liked the prosperity the New Deal gave us in the 1950s and 1960s. Republicans have proven beyond a shadow of doubt that they don't care about our actual future. They pine for their imagined Republican Party of 110 years ago with no unions or Social Security and a GOP ruling class.
The Obama Administration seems to be afraid of the Republicans and their Fox News spokespersons. Democrats and President Obama seem to be scared to try anything because it might fail.
It’s kind of like China is taking off and the rest of us can just sit back and watch or try to keep up. While China's government is helping Chinese enterprise on a gargantuan scale governments here do almost nothing. I believe our local businesses are competing with China even though we are thousands of miles away. that It looks more and more like we have to decide our own future and maybe we can do that locally in Chester County. Maybe a Chester County Airport with direct transcontinental flight capability will help our local area compete on the worldwide field.
My daughter has visited Shanghai twice. It’s an amazing city. She said that any evening on the streets of downtown Shanghai is like Time’s Square on New Year’s Eve. In terms of energy some amazing things are happening in China and there is almost no news about it here:
Up close and personal with SAIC's Yez Concept Car
By Mike Hanlon
05:03 July 27, 2010
“The goal is to make a spark, a spark that continues”- Don Pulver at Brandywine Health Foundation
Monday, July 26, 2010
From the Daily Local News
Hopes remain high as Marriot Hotel project marches on
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
"34 alleged Latin Kings captured, drugs and guns seized in raids. 3-year investigation leads to murder, kidnapping, assault charges."
Separate indictments charge 23 more with drug and gun offenses
“Hundreds of police officers, federal drug agents and SWAT teams armed with federal indictments invaded Bethlehem before dawn Wednesday to take down an army of Kings.”
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
First is Frances M. Sheehan, President and CEO of the Brandywine Health Foundation
Second in Nancy Keefer Nancy Keefer, CCE President & CEO of the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry.
Third is Don Pulver of the Oliver Tyrone Pulver Corp.
Fourth is a Question and Answer Session
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Does anyone think that Representative Tim Hennessey’s Business Manager’s crack trial will be held after November 2, 2010?
According to the court documents John Tinson still lives in Coatesville but Lisa Johnson evidently moved to Thorndale.
The next event in Lisa Johnson’s trial is a Pre-Trial Discovery Hearing on 07/20/2010 9:30 a.m. Courtroom 12 at the
Lisa Johnson’s and John Tinson’s trials are related. They are both scheduled for the session commencing August 16, 2010. John Tinson is represented by Christian J. Hoey, Esq.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Some people consider it a civic duty to attend City Council meetings and go to nearly every meeting. There were some people “new people” at that Coatesville City Council meeting. Right now, if you want to be heard the Coatesville City Council meetings are the place to go. The Coatesville City Council will hear you.
All the City Council members had good closing comments. I thought that City Council President Ed Simpson succinctly spoke to the concerns about the curfew with his comment.
“We all need take a good look in the mirror and say are we all doing the right thing. As long as we’re doing the right thing maybe we need to pass it along to everybody else when we see somebody not...
It is the Police Department’s responsibility to police them. But, they can’t be everywhere at once… If the parents aren’t doing their job, maybe as citizens we need to help them out and call the Police Department, just to make them aware where the problems are...
The Police Department will be more than happy to help us, to help you with that problem. Chief Canale and his department as far as I’m concerned is one of the best departments, the best department in the County. They certainly are the busiest. So, let’s keep them busier.”-Coatesville City Council President Ed Simpson.
Sometimes arrogant people can still be good public servants. However, I believe there is a kind of threshold in public service for arrogant people. At some point a spirit of humility is required to move up the latter in public service.
Arrogance is one thing, stupidity and arrogance is another.
Combining stupidity, arrogance and catering to the Conservative Republican Teabagger Alice in Wonderland ideology can and does ruin you politically statewide in Pennsylvania.
I think Tom Corbett has reached his end of the line in politics. He just doesn’t have what it takes to be in the Statewide or National political arena.
This is a gem of an example of how to end your political career in Pennsylvania by catering to extremist views in a mostly liberal state:
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Mr. Brown linked with the Chester County Adult Probation Office. He volunteered to oversee some of the community service work that the Court has ordered for some individuals and use those individuals to help clean up our City.
The Chester Avenue Bridge is the Amtrak Bridge that links Merchant Street with Coates Street in Coatesville. Mr. Brown said there is a thick coating of pigeon droppings on the bridge. Mr. Brown asked the Coatesville City Council if the Fire Department could pressure wash the walls of the Chester Avenue Bridge.
Mr. Brown said the large amount of pigeon droppings under the bridge are a health hazard for Coatesville residents walking under the bridge.
Chief Kevin Johnson said the environmental hazard from the pigeon droppings will need to be considered in the clean up.
Harvel also mentioned the hazard of putting out trash too many days ahead of pick up day in hot weather.
Mr. Brown’s efforts are part of the Cleanup efforts on Coatesville Impact Day of July 17th this Saturday. He would like to see the Fire Department pressure wash the Chester Avenue Bridge on Saturday July 17, 2010 if possible.
Listen to Harvel Brown here:
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
NAACP Passes Tea Party Racism Resolution
Posted by Brian Montopoli
The NAACP has passed a resolution condemning racism in the Tea Party movement.
The resolution was approved in a vote by more than 2,000 delegates at the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Kansas City.
More at CBS News:
NAACP Passes Tea Party Racism Resolution
Dr. Tonya Thames Taylor had comments about public relations and a Police Officer of the City of Coatesville.
Tanya Thames Taylor Coatesville PR and Police.mp3
Several very well spoken people commented on our curfew at last night’s Coatesville City Council Meeting.
Curfew Marie Hess Laurie Root Tanya Thames Taylor.mp3
Sunday, July 11, 2010
The kids who are picked up by Coatesville Police for violating the curfew are certainly aware of it.
I could be that the reason people who circulated the petition about establishing a curfew in Coatesville were not aware that we already have a curfew is partly because they don’t come to Coatesville City Council meetings. Many Coatesville residents have told me that they have been to a municipal meeting here a few years ago and they will never come to a meeting again.
We need to get the word out that it is safe for ordinary people at Coatesville City Council meetings again.
The days when you had an odd combination people who I believe were white nationalist and or people who supported the drug business in Coatesville dominating the meetings and pushing out and physically threatening ordinary people who came to Coatesville City Council meetings are over.
We need to get the word out that the municipal meetings in Coatesville are about the same as what you would expect in any Chester County municipality. With one exception; the monotonous boredom evident in all municipal meetings is punctuated by outbursts of laughter here at the Coatesville municipal meetings.
You no longer need to face a gauntlet of abusive threatening people waiting outside when you go to your car. Really, those people are long gone.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
There has been a change in the related crack trials of Coatesville Codes Officer John Tinson and State Rep. Tim Hennessey’s office manager Lisa Johnson.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
New video recording capability added by camera and lens makers to professional still cameras almost as an afterthought have revolutionized not just the photojournalist profession but have also been zapped up by Hollywood film producers like George Lucas and used Lucasfilm’s “Red Tails”. The last episode of “House” was video recorded entirely on a professional still/video single lens reflex cameras designed to be used by photojournalists.
A Moment in Time on the New York Times “Lens” is another new kind of journalism: