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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.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Coatesville Pennsylvania real estate is hot because of the Republican tax overhaul

Homes within the City of Coatesville City Limits or even in the Coatesville School District will soon be hot real estate. 

Homes in the City of Coatesville selling for low $100,000 or low $200,000 are similar to homes in West Chester, PA that sell for high $500,000 or low $1,000,000, or in Wayne PA that sell for low $1,000,000.

Because of Coatesville's efforts at renewal, people will be able to lead a similar lifestyle here as people now living in Wayne, PA.


Tuesday, December 19, 2017


Most middle class people will be crushed by Republican "Tax Reform", except for us Coatesville residents.


When Republican Party "Tax Reform" begins eating away at Southeastern Pennsylvania's middle class, people may look at moving to Coatesville, PA as a way to bolster their family's chance to live the "American Dream."


In a last-ditch effort to take advantage of a popular tax deduction before the new tax law limits it in 2018, Lehigh Valley taxpayers are clogging the phone lines of collecting offices — but most will be disappointed. 

Few tax districts in Pennsylvania are allowing prepayments, and those that are have several restrictions. Meanwhile, in high-tax states such as New York and New Jersey, homeowners are flocking by the hundreds to local tax collector offices in hopes of cashing in before the new year. 

Since a national income tax began more than 100 years ago, people have been allowed to deduct from their income the amount they’ve paid for state and local taxes. 

But under the tax legislation President Donald Trump signed into law Friday, there’s a $10,000 cap on the deductions. By filing early, some people are trying to effectively delay that hike for a year by paying their 2018 taxes in advance. 

Hardest hit will be taxpayers in California, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey — states where the average state and local deductions in 2015 all topped $17,000. In New Jersey, the average property tax bill alone was nearly $8,300 last year and there are scores of towns where the average bill is above the $10,000 threshold. Pennsylvania’s average deduction is about $7,200, according to the IRS.

THE MORNING CALL
Sorry, you probably won't get to prepay your taxes
Kayla Dwyer

“What the federal government did and the timing of their actions was, in our view, cruel and unusual,' said Steve Acquario, executive director of the New York State Association of Counties. “They passed this tax bill at a time of year when government is very much in transition to the next fiscal year. There was great confusion this week.' 

Jack Peterson, a lobbyist at the National Association of Counties, said he’s fielded questions from county officials nationwide this week about what the full gamut of federal tax changes could mean for them, with the preponderance of prepayment inquiries coming from officials in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. 

'Any changes certainly take time and effort to properly implement and fairly implement,' he said. 

The state and local tax deduction chaos erupted just days after the bill was signed into law. The new rules allow taxpayers to deduct their property taxes and either their state and local income or sales taxes up to $10,000 beginning Jan. 1, a change from the past in which all those state and local taxes were deductible without limit. So both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — whose states have high property taxes that well exceed that limit for many residents — issued orders encouraging people to prepay and deduct their 2018 taxes this year. Those orders just added to the confusion."

MORE AT:
POLITICO
Just a week after it was signed, the tax overhaul is already triggering a swift backlash from puzzled taxpayers and officials.

AARON LORENZO12/29/2017 05:13 AM EST


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By Eugene Tauber
The Morning Call
November 7, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Most middle class people will be crushed by Republican "Tax Reform", except for us Coatesville residents.

 When Republican Party "Tax Reform" begins eating away at Southeastern Pennsylvania's middle class, people may look at moving to Coatesville, PA as a way to bolster their family's chance to live the "American Dream."

There are dozens of towns like Livingston in New Jersey, where middle class suburban residents will be crushed by Republican Party "Tax Reform" about to be signed into law by President Trump. 

Middle class people in Pennsylvania near New Jersey and all of Southeast Pennsylvania, will be crushed slightly less by "Tax Reform" than suburban areas of New York City. 

In Maryland and the eastern 1/2 of Virginia middle class people will be crushed about the same as middle class people in Livingston, New Jersey.

Low property values make Southern Delaware an exception. 


Considering the excellent transportation and very high income levels of people just outside the city limits of Coatesville, Coatesville has astoundingly low property values & taxes. That makes us middle-class people in Coatesville a glaring exception and much less damaged by Republican "Tax Reform."

“They’re crippling us,” said Walter Levine, who has lived in this New Jersey community since 1976. 

As Mr. Levine sees it, Livingston, a fairly affluent town with a population of about 30,000, could become even less affordable as residents face rising tax bills and falling home values. They could be left with less disposable income to spend in the local stores, setting off a “domino effect” that could derail the town’s economy. 

It is a dire forecast, but not a radical one. Livingston sits on the western edge of Essex County, which Moody’s Analytics, a company that provides economic research, placed at the top of its list of places whose housing markets would suffer the most under the Republicans’ plan. According to Moody’s, the tax proposal could carve as much as 10.5 percent off the projected value of homes in Essex County in two years. Six other New Jersey counties made the top 10 on Moody’s list. 

Livingston’s Republican representative in Congress, Rodney Frelinghuysen, voted against the House version of the tax bill because, he said, of the “very negative impacts it would have on so many of my fellow New Jerseyans.” 

In many ways, Livingston is a microcosm of all the forces that will collide in the heavily taxed towns that ring New York City when the proposed tax law takes effect. These are places that have drawn residents willing to stretch their budgets to cover big mortgages and high property taxes in exchange for good schools and a comfortable lifestyle, understanding that they could deduct their local levies and reduce their federal taxes. But the tax bill would radically alter that equation, forcing potentially painful choices in towns like Livingston. For some, the math just may not work anymore, driving them and their neighbors to reconsider the classic suburban dream. 

“No one gets creamed more than New Jersey from this tax bill,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody’s Analytics. He said the state was particularly vulnerable because its homes are expensive, its property taxes are the highest in the nation and it also has a high state income tax. 

MORE AT:

The New York Times

In One New Jersey Town, Pending Tax Changes Create Anxiety


When Republican Party "Tax Reform" begins eating away at Southeastern Pennsylvania's middle class, people may look at moving to Coatesville, PA as a way to bolster their family's chance to live the "American Dream."

Coatesville has middle class suburban style living with very easy access to transportation of all kinds. When middle class people crushed by the taxes and mortgage deductions made not deductible by Republican "Tax Reform" Coatesville will look like a great place to move to.
ALSO SEE:
Roll Call

Concerns muted amid political imperative to achieve a legislative victory

Friday, December 15, 2017

Want to solve Coatesville's unsolved murders? Find out how information goes from inside the Chester County PA Courthouse to drug dealers.

Lots of money in drugs. A Coatesville street dealer might do $1M in sales a year. The real money comes to people further up the chain who can buy off public officials. 



Former Chester County District Attorney Joe Carroll said “A murder could happen in a room with eight people in Coatesville and nobody saw anything.”

I sat in a room with Joe when families of murder victims spoke to him. I felt their sorrow and anguish.

When Joe Carroll snuck into Coatesville alone at night people would talk to him. Nobody from Coatesville would go to his West Chester office.


At the Clerk of Courts Office at the Chester County Courthouse I asked to see Richard Legree’s criminal record. 25 minutes later as I was walking in my back door a man knocked on my front door. 

He said “Don’t go looking into Richie’s records.”



Nobody but the people in the courthouse knew I was at the courthouse.






I don't know how information goes from the county courthouse to drug dealers in Coatesville.





Our Chester County Sheriff "Bunny" Welsh heads the Sheriff's office that brings prisoners back and forth from Chester County Prison. Deputy County Sheriffs essentially are guardians of the Chester County Justice Center. 

Chester County Sheriffs have multiple chances to communicate with drug dealers. 



According to the Constitutional Sheriff's and Peace Officers Association our Chester County Sheriff is a founding member of the CSPOA

   


"DECATUR, Ala. — One evening last fall, an informant for the Morgan County sheriff entered the office of a small construction business near this old river town and, he said, secretly installed spyware on a company computer. He had no warrant. 

The sheriff, Ana Franklin, wanted to know who was leaking information about her to a blogger known as the Morgan County Whistleblower. 

The blogger had been zeroing in on the sheriff’s finances, specifically $150,000 that by law should have gone toward feeding inmates in the county jail. Instead it had been invested in a now-bankrupt used-car dealership run by a convicted bank swindler. 

Now the sheriff has become ensnared, along with others, in a wide-ranging government investigation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking at her stewardship of taxpayer money, as well as the dealership and its financial links to prominent people in town, including several state law enforcement agents, according to more than a half-dozen people who say they have spoken to the F.B.I. Government divers recently searched the bottom of a creek for evidence." 
MORE AT: 
New York Times  
An Alabama Sheriff, a Mystery Check and a Blogger Who Cried Foul 
In Alabama, an official’s use of public funds and behavior toward critics have raised questions about the broad powers of American sheriffs. 

Ok, Bunny Welsh could be totally disconnected from any county government to drug dealer pipeline. But there IS a county government to drug dealer pipeline. 



Since before Lincoln was President Chester County Government has been opaque. 
A little bit of light is coming in soon.


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Tuesday, May 16, 2017


13 UNSOLVED MURDERS – COATESVILLE, PA COATESVILLE PD DETECTIVE JOE THOMPSON IS WORKING ON THEM

  1. Stephen Raison 
  2. Carnell Pittman
  3. Shontae Petterson
  4. Carnell Parker
  5. Trey A. Toaltoan
  6. Lee Caster Lewis
  7. Jose Juarez-Pinto
  8. Alex E. Davis 
  9. Devaughn Shelton
  10. Christopher Robinson
  11. David Fitzsimmons
  12. William Chance 
  13. Damon E. Wylie 
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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.


MORE AT:
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,” 

MORE AT: 
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."
MORE AT: 

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.

MORE AT:
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.

MORE AT:
SPLC


ALSO SEE:

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.