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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.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Republican's Conundrum Election-Anti-tax cut Steve Bannon wants Roy Moore.

Roy Moore is a pedophile, a constant embarrassment to Alabama & the United States. 

Moore is pro-slavery agenda wildcard legislator that is likely to vote against Mitch McConnell’s tax cut.

Doug Jones is relatively transparent. At least reliable for GOP. But Doug Jones could start a domino effect against McConnell.



“Bannon claimed establishment Republicans such as Mitch McConnell and Richard Shelby of Alabama were using Trump as a vehicle to pass a tax bill. ‘What they want him for is that corporate tax cut … As soon as they get that tax cut, watch what happens there.” 

MORE AT; 
THEGUARDIAN  
Roy Moore battles bigotry claims on eve of Alabama vote: 'Our attorney is a Jew
 Tuesday 12 December 2017 

"The possible election of Doug Jones, a Democrat, in deep-red Alabama would alter the balance of power in the Senate and could dramatically change the GOP’s agenda in 2018.

A Jones win would put more pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to work with Democrats. Most significantly, it could scuttle efforts to replace ObamaCare and reform entitlement programs — a top priority for Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in 2018.

If the Senate Republican majority shrinks by one seat — giving them a razor thin 51-49 majority — it will give more leverage to GOP moderates such as Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), John McCain (Ariz.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.).

But it will also empower maverick conservatives such as Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who have threatened at times this year to derail the GOP agenda to win concessions.

In other words, a Jones win will make McConnell’s job a lot harder if he sticks to his strategy of passing major bills with party-line Republican support.


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THE HILL

Doug Jones victory could upend GOP agenda in 2018

"Now in a self-declared war on the Republican establishment, Bannon, once again Breitbart’s executive chairman, is returning to his outsider roots, using cultural resentment to stir up fury against the country-club elites of 'the permanent political class.'  
But McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, charter members of the permanent political class that Bannon has in his sights, are the very same Republicans enabling, and even shaping, Trump’s business-friendly agenda.  
'When I left the White House, I said I was going to war with the Republican establishment,” 

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VANITY FAIR 
Steve Bannon’s Culture War Just Got a Lot More Complicated 
The Senate’s much ballyhooed tax bill appears to be a G.O.P. fantasy come to life—a boon to donors, the wealthy, and big business. The only Republican who got screwed, it seems, is Steve Bannon, the proprietor of the party’s insurrection. 
Peter Hamby
December 4, 2017 6:15 pm

Monday, December 11, 2017

“It’s over for the little guy”-Organized Crime has a seat on Wall St.-Russian oligarchs & Republican Party.




Good Fellas are so outahere. 

Guys like Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross are the new face of organized crime. 

Organized crime has a seat at the Wall St. Exchange. And it's mostly legal or look the other way legal. 

So FUHGEDABOUDIT

"Bank of America, Western Union, and JP Morgan, are among the institutions allegedly involved in the drug trade. Meanwhile, HSBC has admitted its laundering role, and evaded criminal prosecution by paying a fine of almost $2 billion."
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Banks Launder Billions of Illegal Cartel Money While Snubbing Legal Marijuana Businesses



November 8 2017, 5:08 p.m.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross recently promoted his own agency ethics official, whose job it is to monitor department-wide conduct for ethical lapses. The promotion came just before Ross received scrutiny about his investment in the shipping company Navigator Holdings, which has business ties to Russian oligarchs and members of the Putin family.

The story played in the mainstream press as evidence of further Trump administration ties to Russia, but any billionaire with vast holdings and an interest in the energy industry is likely to have rubbed up against a few oligarchs and Putin cronies. More to the point, Ross’s story is one of an unchecked conflict of interest.

Ross has leaned on the judgments of the Commerce Department’s ethics official, David Maggi, to clear his name after the recent Paradise Papers revelations. Ross explained repeatedly to the media that he publicly disclosed the investment and was cleared to retain the stake by Maggi. Then, his office argued that Ross cannot financially benefit Navigator, because he recuses himself from all matters involving transoceanic shipping vessels, as spokesperson James Rockas told the New York Times and NBC News.

But Maggi was elevated from an alternate designated ethics official to the permanent position sometime after September 5, according to records with the Office of Government Ethics. That means that, after Maggi accepted Ross’s ethics agreement and allowed him to maintain the shipping investment, Ross — who controls hiring for the position — rewarded him with a promotion.

Neither of Ross’s defenses against the charge of corruption hold up under the kind of scrutiny that an independent ethics officer is expected to apply. In the wake of the release of the Paradise Papers, Ross on Tuesday decided to divest the holding, an indication of just how wrong Maggi’s judgment was. The Navigator “disclosure” was buried inside a vaguely named holding company and unknown to the Senate committee who vetted Ross. As for recusal, in May, the commerce secretary personally negotiated a deal to facilitate the transport of American liquefied natural gas, or LNG, to China. Ross touted the deal on CNBC, saying it would open the lucrative Chinese LNG market to American producers and “liberate American energy.” He has cited LNG as a way to reduce America’s trade deficit.

Those deliveries require a vessel carrying the shipment to cross an ocean or, in the common vernacular, “transoceanic shipping.”

Navigator happens to hold “the world’s largest fleet of natural gas carriers” and is well-positioned to transport LNG, particularly out of the United States. In July, Navigator signed an agreement to build an export terminal in Houston for petrochemicals. A member of the Navigator board, Wendy Teramoto, held that position while serving as a part-time adviser to Ross. Teramoto didn’t resign the board seat until July 17 and was then hired as Ross’s chief of staff August 1.

Another firm in which Ross retains an ownership stake, Diamond S Shipping, does significant business with China, and like Navigator, specializes in chartering tankers to oil and gas companies.

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https://theintercept.com/2017/11/08/wilbur-ross-paradise-papers-trump-russia/

Friday, December 8, 2017

Is the Evangelical Christian base of the Republican Party redefining “living right?”

Evangelical Christians adore GOP Pedophile Southern gentleman Senate candidate Roy Moore and President Trump. They know how to "live right", right?


Maybe Reverend Walter Brazington could set up President Trump. Brazington knows all about "living right":
“Make no mistake, if you do not live right, you will not enter heaven! Again, let me emphasize, you must be born again, you must be water baptized, and you must go through the Cross to get to the Father. If you are living in sin, certain judgment awaits. Turn to Jesus, repent and walk away from sin for good. 

Within the next few years, we will hear a bang, then a flash, and then the Church of Jesus will be in heaven. Those left behind who believe in Jesus face certain persecution from the antichrist. They will be hunted down and have your head chopped off. Make sure you are taken by Christ in the Rapture. Repent of your sin, share the Gospel with the lost and live holy.” 

Walter Eugene Brazington, Jr   All Nations Evangelistic Team

An evangelical preacher in Oklahoma, who ran a massage business when he wasn’t behind the pulpit, has been arrested on prostitution charges along with a female employee who espouses white supremacy views.

Walter Eugene Brazington, Jr., an “apostle and prophet” for the All Nations Evangelistic Team, is charged in Tulsa County with attempting to “encourage, induce or persuade women to become inmates of a house of prostitution.”

The 55-year-old preacher used the same phone number for his ministry and to recruit women for the house of prostitution he operated under the guise of a massage parlor in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, police in that community disclosed.

Following an undercover investigation, police arrested Brazington late last month, identifying him as the “operator” of the massage parlor, one of several he has owned in recent years. Tiffany Ann Roach, 40, who worked at the establishment, also was arrested.

Her Facebook page includes images related to white supremacy, including “White Girl Pride” and references to “88” — code for Heil Hitler.

Roach, who had worked at the business for a month, “was negotiating with a client” when police raided the house of prostitution on November 20, the Tulsa World reported.

Roach, who told officers she is HIV-positive, was charged with exposing others to an infectious disease, the newspaper reported, quoting charging documents which are public.

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SPLC


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Roy Moore’s Story Is Unraveling

The Alabama Senate candidate knew his accusers, until he didn’t.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Merry Good Friday! brought to you by the City of Coatesville Recreation Committee & City Councilperson Linda Lavender Norris

Christmas display at Gateway Park in Coatesville, PA

 The Christmas display is in the right of way of ArcelorMittal and really should be moved.

Coatesville City Manager Mike Trio was never consulted. 



Does this look like a crucifix? 

If so Merry Good Friday!

This is just a maybe violation of separation of church and state. But a crucifix Christmas display is at best crass



It's nothing like the full blown church service we once had at Coatesville City Hall


On February 12, 2007 Patsy Ray and Kurt Schenk changed a scheduled Coatesville City Council meeting at the City of Coatesville City Hall City Meeting Room into a full blown Christian religious service. 

Call and response by Richard Legree in the first row saying "Amen".  Everything but the choir. 

I think the political plan was that It's hard for some people to criticize a minister of Christ.


I was telling people and sending emails to people about the insane and allegedly illegal stuff going on at Coatesville City Council meetings but no one paid any attention. The Daily Local News ignored the crazy possibly illegal stuff. Most people said in a condescending manner that this stuff goes on in many local government meetings.  

When I sent an audio recording of a Coatesville City Council meeting in my emails the entire U.S. began to pay attention to the Coatesville City Council and Deanna Durante of Channel 6 WCAU visited me at home. 



   

Monday, December 4, 2017

John Dowd, Trump's lawyer, is not a “wartime consigliere.” Mueller must charge Trump with treason. Obstruction of Justice won't work.

A U.S. president who does the biding of a hostile foreign power as president of the United States is guilty of treason.




"The tweet could signal the president took part in the obstruction of justice. If Trump did fire Flynn for lying to the FBI, that would mean the president knew Flynn had committed a serious crime when, according to the Comey, the president asked Comey the next day to halt an FBI investigation into Flynn. 

Dowd, the lawyer who said he had written the tweet, told Axios on Monday: “The president cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [the constitution’s article II] and has every right to express his view of any case.” 

Any suggestion the Trump tweet had admitted obstruction of justice, whoever wrote it, would he said be “an ignorant and arrogant assertion”...

In his original attempt to contain the fallout from the Saturday tweet, Dowd told Reuters “the mistake was I should have put the lying to the FBI in a separate line referencing his plea. Instead, I put it together and it made all you guys go crazy. A tweet is a shorthand.” 

Dowd said the first time the president knew for a fact Flynn lied to the FBI was when he was charged. It was the first and last time he would craft a tweet for the president, he said. 

“I’ll take responsibility,” he said. “I’m sorry I misled people.” Talking to NBC, he added: “I’m out of the tweeting business. I did not mean to break news.” 

The suggestion that Dowd wrote the tweet was met with incredulity by Democrats and legal experts. Laurence Tribe, a Harvard law professor, wrote: “Anyone who buys Trump’s lawyer’s alibi for his corruptly treacherous client is a complete fool.” 

Richard Painter, chief ethics lawyer in the White House of George W Bush, said: “A lawyer who writes a tweet like that incriminating a client should be disbarred. He can tell Mueller he wrote it.” 

To some critics, Dowd’s denial that the president can obstruct justice carried echoes of Richard Nixon’s assertion, to David Frost in 1977, that “when the president does it, that means it is not illegal”. Others pointed out that the articles of impeachment against Nixon opened with the charge that he “obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice”.

MORE AT: 

thegaurdian  

'I feel badly for General Flynn': Trump sympathizes with disgraced former aide 

Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of lying ‘many times’ to the FBI as his lawyer claims a president cannot obstruct justice 
Mueller must charge Trump with treason. Obstruction brought down Nixon but Republican control of House and Senate means obstruction of justice isn't enough to bring down Trump.



Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Trump family is deeply in debt to Russian oligarchs. Putin owns Trump. TREASON

Forget about Hillary’s silly emails.
Trump’s repeated bankruptcies left him with Russian oligarchs as the only people that would finance the Trump family. 
Working for the Russians while president of the United States is treason. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Who wouldn’t like seeing billionaires bullet ridden bodies? A country on the cusp of extreme political violence.

Ok the title is click bait, but everywhere you look you find that our country is on the cusp of extreme political violence. 

Most journalists will think this stuff is nuts. But most journalist know next to absolutely nothing about the extreme right and home grown terrorism in the United States. 

Washington Post


If Republicans successfully pass their tax scam the only way to overturn it is a Democratic Congress, Senate & Whitehouse.

With the exception of Bernie Sanders & Justice Democrats the only thing Democrats have going for them is Donald Trump. 



ONE SCENARIO:

With Flynn’s perp walk & guilty plea in exchange for fingering Trump. Trump & Family Trump could be gone before Christmas. So far the entire DNC election strategy is based on the unpopularity of Donald Trump. 


With Donald Trump out of the picture the GOP tax scam & plan to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, 40 hour workweek & weekends, child labor laws and all other vestiges of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal could be permanent. 

With no political recourse possible. The “pitchforks” will come out. 

Modern day “pitchforks” are assault rifles & sniper rifles. 

The modern day equivalent of French royalty are not Republican elected officials, they are the billionaires that finance them. Everyone knows this including the Trump supporters that own 10 or more assault rifles. Tea Parties could turn on their billionaire creators with live ammunition. 


Stephen Paddock showed us how easily large numbers of people can be killed with standard off the shelf assault rifles, slightly legally modified assault rifles and standard sniper rifles. 





SECOND  SCENARIO:

Tax scam passage or not Donald Trump is very likely to be removed or to resign, maybe very soon. 

Removing Donny Trump could send the GOP base into turmoil. Most of the Republican base would probably not vote at all.  



But the violent militia groups & white nationalist fringe of the Republican base could respond by digging up the assault rifles & ammo buried on their property and using them to kill whatever strikes their fancy. 




Tuesday, November 28, 2017

My dining room bookcases were plastered with clippings of drug dealers, Coatesville officials, JBS racists, CSPOA docs, CCRC officials & court docs, topped by this hat I can’t wear in public. I know about the mind freeze of overwhelming evidence



"But three months feels like three decades in Trump years, and I mostly forgot about these reports until I read Luke Harding’s new book, “Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win.” One uncanny aspect of the investigations into Trump’s Russia connections is that instead of too little evidence there’s too much. It’s impossible to keep it straight without the kind of chaotic wall charts that Carrie Mathison of “Homeland” assembled during her manic episodes. Incidents that would be major scandals in a normal administration — like the mere fact of Trump’s connection to Sater — become minor subplots in this one.

That’s why “Collusion” is so essential, and why I wish everyone who is skeptical that Russia has leverage over Trump would read it. This country — at least the parts not wholly under the sway of right-wing propaganda — needs to come to terms with substantial evidence that the president is in thrall to a foreign power."

New York Times

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Are some Coatesville City Council members putting off the budget until 2018 so they can lay off police to balance the budget?

Some Coatesville City Council members are calling saying they can’t make it to budget meetings at the last minute. No quorum, no meeting.

The budget meetings can continue in January of 2018 when a new city council comes in. 

Marie Lawson, Carmen Green & Linda Lavender Norris are calling at the last minute saying they aren’t showing up. Are they waiting for newly elected Coatesville City Council member Deborah Bookman and a four member quorum that will lay off police to avoid raising taxes?

I don’t know if some people in Coatesville are getting advice from Harvey Legree. Harvey might know how the drug business works, but his Uncle Richard knew how the drug business works and how the politics of Chester County, PA works. 


I don’t think a Coatesville City Council can again pull off reducing the Coatesville PD to a point where the drug business is good again in Coatesville. I think the politics has changed. 


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Why Senator Roy Moore? Grover Norquist’s “Way Back Machine” overshot McKinley’s Golden Robber Barron days. Republicans landed in Andrew Jackson Days.

“for hog stealing, death by hanging... for the rape of an eleven-year-old girl, one shilling fine.” Republicans are turning back the clock to the wealthy property owners control of government, the proliferation of guns, honor killings and the misogyny of the 18th and 19th Centuries. 



‘Grover Norquist is a creature of the 19th century, the golden age of the 'Robber Barons'.  His ideal presidential administration was William McKinley's, devoted to the prosperity of the Robber Barons, and in turn, complete subservience of the lower and middle classes to the wealthy ruling class. 


‘Yes, the McKinley era, absent the protectionism,’ he agrees, is the goal. "You're looking at the history of the country for the first 120 years, up until Teddy Roosevelt, when the socialists took over. The income tax, the death tax, regulation, all that." -- Grover Norquist


Grover Norquist’s “Way Back Machine” overshot McKinley’s America and landed in Andrew Jackson’s America. 



Republicans aren’t turning back the clock to the Robber Baron days of McKinley’s 1890s, they’re turning back the clock to the days of Andrew Jackson’s Southern gentlemen days.



“Backcountry courts tended to punish property crimes with the utmost severity, but to be very lenient with crimes of personal violence. In Cumberland County, Virginia, during the eighteenth century, a court administered the following punishments: for hog stealing, death by hanging; for scolding, five shilling fine; for the rape of an eleven-year-old girl, one shilling fine. This structure of values continued for many generations in the backcountry. Historian Edward Ayers finds that in the southern upcountry during the nineteenth century, county courts “treated property offenders much more harshly than those accused of violence.”  


Life was cheap; property was expensive....  


A “benevolent Christian mask hides the barbaric violent behavior of the “Southern Gentleman”. 

“That the culture of honor appears to be such a robust predictor of school violence supports the hypothesis that school violence might be partially a product of long-term or recent experiences of social marginalization, humiliation, rejection, or bullying (Leary et al., 2003; Newman et al., 2005),   all of which represent honor threats with special significance to  people (particularly males) living in culture-of-honor states. 

It’s also at the heart of what Yale sociologist Elijah Anderson sees in the code of the streets 

“At the heart of the street culture is an emphasis on respect, toughness, retribution, and ultimately, violence. Anderson suggested that the street culture emphasizes maintaining the respect of others, toughness, and exacting retribution when someone disrespects you through the use of violence.” This code is eerily similar to Hackett Fischer’s description of Andrew Jackson, the president who was taught to go outside the rule of law and settle things hisself: 

The classical example of this attitude towards violence was Andrew Jackson. A friend who knew him well for forty years said “no man knew better than Andrew Jackson when to get into a passion and when not.” James Parton commented that Jackson’s anger was “a Scotch-Irish anger. It was fierce, but never had any ill effect upon his purposes; on the contrary, he made it serve him, sometimes, by seeming to be much more angry than he was; a way with others of his race. 

But Jackson was brilliant and self-controlled; not all his contemporaries were: “Jackson’s strategy of controlled anger worked because most rage was genuine in this culture. Violence often consisted of blind, unthinking acts of savagery by men and women who were unable to control their own feelings.” Alcohol abuse was frequent, and children started drinking early. “In poorer families,” Wyatt-Brown writes, “a dram of whiskey was the early antebellum schoolboy’s fare for breakfast. Brantley York, a North Carolinian yeoman’s son, seldom left for school, he recalled, without first having a stiff glass.” 

Randolph Roth takes issue with the culture of honor thesis in his longitudinal study American Homicide: 

He has determined that four factors correlate with the homicide rate: faith that government is stable and capable of enforcing just laws; trust in the integrity of legitimately elected officials; solidarity among social groups based on race, religion, or political affiliation; and confidence that the social hierarchy allows for respect to be earned without recourse to violence. When and where people hold these sentiments, the homicide rate is low; when and where they don’t, it’s high. 

But they are not necessarily contradictory. The mistrust of legal and governmental means of recourse, that no man should “sue anybody for slander, assault, and battery,” is similar to what Robert Sampson, in his study of Chicago neighborhood violence, calls “legal cynicism”: 

A distinction between the tolerance of deviance and cynicism about the applicability of law. One can be highly intolerant of crime, but live in a disadvantaged context bereft of legal sanctions and perceived justice. In fact, we suggest that this is exactly the sort of context found in many  ghetto-poverty areas of our large cities where lower­-income minorities are disproportionately concentrated. Crime there is usually high, but that does not imply, nor is there consistent evidence, that African American residents are tolerant of crime.

Crime was also not tolerated in the rural south of the 19th century; violence as a response to crime, or to pre-empt crime, was. This belief continued well into the 20th century, as the fear of vigilante justice, due to the overwhelmingly large black population, created both vigilante justice in the form of the Klan, which evolved into de facto vigilante justice from law enforcement itself, further undermining faith in just laws and a stable government: “After the Civil War, [slave patrols] seamlessly morphed into the Ku Klux Klan, the Red Shirts and other extra-legal organizations with the same purpose: to keep the black population cowed and under control. Fear of the black population is also why Southern society long accepted brutality in law enforcement to a greater degree than other parts of the country did.”
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Why is America so much more violent—in particular, so much more homicidal—than other developed countries? One vein of history and social science suggests that its roots are in the South, and the British borderland culture that it originated in.


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It's less about Alabama politics and more about the dual and morally opposite faces of "Southern Gentlemen". It's about the deviant sex of Southern Gentlemen.