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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, September 27, 2019

Pelosi responds exclusively to her donors. Her donors want Trump/Ukraine. Looks like Pelosi’s donors don’t want Trump’s businesses investigated. Why? UPDATE

Tump/Ukraine is a tiny piece of Trump’s criminal career. Trump has associated with Mafia & Vor V Zakine (Russian thief who is above the law) since he was 14. 


Pelosi responds exclusively to her donors. Her donors want Trump/Ukraine. 





I think Pelosi’s donors might be swept up in an impeachment investigation of Trump’s businesses. 




Investigate “The Trump Organization.” All his criminality.



"The tale of two whistleblowers reflects the Democrats’ differing strategies, as well as the whistleblowers’ own approaches. 
 
The intelligence whistleblower brought the complaint to the Intelligence Community Inspector General, who told Congress about the report but didn’t hand it over because of objections from the White House. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, immediately brought the case to wide attention. 

One whistleblower is alleging problems with Trump’s Ukraine call and another is alleging problems with Trump’s tax audit. 

The tax whistleblower, meanwhile, went straight to Congress ― specifically to the House Ways and Means Committee, which had sued the Trump administration for refusing to provide copies of the president’s tax returns in response to a formal request. Democrats say they need Trump’s returns to make sure the IRS properly enforces tax laws against the president.  

But Ways and Means Chair Richard Neal (D-Mass.) is far less outspoken than Schiff, and his approach to the tax case has been cautious. He decided to stay focused on the lawsuit, using the whistleblower’s material to bolster that case."
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Don’t forget the whistleblower alleging possible interference with the IRS audit of the president’s tax returns.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Despite billionaire support the Sahas & Pat Sellers of the John Birch Society didn’t crash the last revitalization of Coatesville. The crash of 2007 did it.


Coatesville residents pay an exorbitant fee for water & sewer because Pennsylvania American designed the sewer treatment system for 20 times what the City of Coatesville needed. 

In 2006 Pennsylvania American and most real estate speculators expected at least 80 new subdivision construction projects needing water & sewer north and west of Coatesville. 
Before he left Coatesville, City Manager Jean Krack told me that there were filings for 80 new subdivisions in the watershed of the West Branch Brandywine Creek north of Coatesville.

In 2006 Real estate investors of all kinds expected the City of Coatesville to be the economic center of a new housing boom in western Chester County. All of it came crashing down with the Housing Market Crash of 2007.

Most people believe another crash is coming. Because no one in the Trump Administration is qualified for their job that crash will probably be much worse than 2007.

How the crash effects the City of Coatesville is dependent on when it comes. If it comes soon, we could get partly done unoccupied new structures.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Everything swirls around Hennessy's Coatesville Office




Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The lights from the Veterans Administration at Coatesville PA come into my bedroom window every night.

My view of the 

Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center

The Coatesville VA is one of the oldest in the country. It’s a regular part of life in the City of Coatesville.

Growing up in the 1950s most people worked at Lukens Steel or the “Vets.”

My cousin was the chief pharmacist at the Coatesville VA for many years. When the administrator was away, he became the hospital administrator.

We have many homes for VA outpatients in Coatesville. Men some people think are homeless are veterans out for a walk in Coatesville. They are vulnerable to mugging and need to be protected.

Every person I know from Coatesville has at least one family member that served in the military.

Coatesville is a steel town like the one in “The Deer Hunter.” We went to wedding celebrations at the Polish Hall in Coatesville like the Russian Hall in "The Deer Hunter." I was terrible at deer hunting.

My Uncle Fred is 4th from right. He was a combat engineer.
He landed on Omaha Beach June 6, 1944
About six of us high school kids sat at our regular table in the Scott High School Cafeteria. Three never came back from Vietnam.

When we grew up in Coatesville in the 1950s WWII veterans were our uncles & fathers. Almost all the male teachers at Coatesville High School were WWII or Korean War veterans.

Coatesville has the collective memories of all those veterans.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Election Day 2008 Coatesville PA voters were electrified. Bernie is the only candidate that can top Obama 08 in Coatesville.

The day after Obama won I got cheers when I drove through Coatesville with Obama flags waving on my car.  Democrats made long lines at every polling place. I never experienced an election with that much energy. 

Bernie Sanders vs Trump in 2020 could double the voter turnout we had in Coatesville in 2008.


Cenk Uygur interviews Nina Turner after the Houston Democratic Debate on The Young Turks. Cenk and Nina discuss VP Joe Biden's comments about racism:




Bernie Sanders was fighting for Civil Rights in college and he never stopped fighting for civil rights. Bernie Sanders never has shied away from supporting Black people while the Clintons and Senator Biden made prisons the new plantations. 


Nina Turner said Bernie Sanders will bring "more Black doctors, more Black nurses." 

I grew up next door to Dr. & Ms. Stokes. They came from Louisville to Coatesville where there were more chances for Black medical professionals to advance. Dr. Stokes became the first Black Physician on the staff of Coatesville Hospital. 

When I had emergency surgery at Brandywine Hospital my surgeon was Christopher Olukoga, a refugee from Nigeria. But we haven't come far enough. We haven't yet broken the chains of industrial slavery that is keeping the United States from being a true beacon of democracy. 

Reconstruction after the Civil War remains as the high point of former slaves in the United States. 


"Talk of the 2020 election has focused primarily on polling, whether it involves the Democratic primary or potential face-to-face match-ups with Trump. But Ron Brownstein took a look at something equally important: voter turnout. Political scientists are forecasting a veritable tsunami.

"Recent predictions are based on data points like the number of small contributions to presidential campaigns, cable news viewership, and polls indicating a high degree of interest in the election. But it also reflects what happened in the 2018 midterms, in which 35 million more people participated than in 2014. Here is the good news for Democrats.
McDonald estimates that the number of eligible voters increases by about 5 million each year, or about 20 million from one presidential election to the next. That increase predominantly flows from two sources: young people who turn 18 and immigrants who become citizens. Since people of color are now approaching a majority of the under-18 population—and also constitute most immigrants—McDonald and other experts believe it’s likely that minorities represent a majority of the people who have become eligible to vote since 2016.
However, that only matters if the newly eligible voters actually turn out on election day—which is exactly what happened in 2018.

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2020 Could Set Records for Voter Turnout

Sunday, September 8, 2019

There’s a new kind of terrorist. A genocidal terrorist.


The quest for a Whites only homeland carved out of the United States seems to be the “Holy Grail” of white nationalists.

 Killing their way to that Whites only nation is being tried out in the United States.


From El Paso to Sarajevo

 How White Nationalists Have Been Inspired by the Genocide of Muslims in Bosnia




"Nearly two decades after the war ended, Bosnia is still struggling to emerge from the vortex of hatred that destroyed the country during the 1990s. Yet what may be even more alarming is that outside of Bosnia, the memory of the genocide committed against its Muslims has become a source of inspiration for the global far right. The shooter who killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand this March wrote the names of Serbian nationalist leaders on the rifle he used to carry out the massacres. During his livestream of the attacks, he played a jaunty song performed by Bosnian Serb soldiers during the war, nicknamed “Remove Kebab,” that has become popular among the online “alt-right.” The Norwegian extremist Anders Breivik, who murdered 77 people during a 2011 shooting rampage, reportedly also showed a “strange obsession” with the genocide in Bosnia, heaping praise on wartime Serb leaders in a manifesto he wrote before his journalists attacks. A domestic terrorist in Pennsylvania who killed a state trooper in 2014 was similarly infatuated with the wartime Bosnian Serb military, posing images of himself on social media in a uniform from the notorious Drina Wolves unit. On websites like 4chan that are helping to breed a new culture of racial hatred and glorification of violence, it’s not hard to find the Bosnian genocide favorably discussed. These new online connections are also helping to foster real-world links between the Western far right and its Balkan counterparts.



In the years before the war broke out, ultranationalist politicians obsessively raised public fears about the demographic balance of Yugoslavia. As historian Michael Sells wrote in his history of the war, “Birthrates became so heated an issue that Serb nationalists charged Muslims with a premeditated plot to use their higher birthrates to overwhelm and ultimately destroy the Christian Serbs.” That same fever dream of birth rates and racism is now taking hold in the minds of many people outside Serbia and Bosnia, including in the United States. The young man who murdered 22 people in a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, left a manifesto online despairing over the demographic growth of Hispanics in his state. His goal for the massacre was to kill as many of them as possible. It doesn’t take much to connect the rhetoric about a Hispanic “invasion” to violence as a response to the supposed threat.



The war and genocide in Bosnia proved that it is, in fact, possible to incite and kill your way to an ethno-state.



The Balkans are often condescendingly stereotyped as a backward region stuck in the grip of old prejudices. In reality, Serbs, Croats, and Muslims had lived together as compatriots in the former Yugoslavia for a long time before violent demagogues came to power; it took years of effort during the late 1980s and early 1990s for ultranationalist leaders to drum up the level of fear and hatred necessary for war to start. Before it fell apart, the former Yugoslavia was a relatively modern place, with a highly educated elite in its cities and a solid professional class. In some ways, politically, the region might be ahead of us. It was decades ago that the former Yugoslavia began to experience the top-down encouragement of racism that the United States is now undergoing. We are only witnessing the early stages of a process that the former Yugoslavia has already been through in its entirety. The war and genocide in Bosnia proved that it is, in fact, possible to incite and kill your way to an ethno-state. The eastern half of the country, where towns like ViĊĦegrad are located, was cleansed of almost all of its non-Serb populations and transformed into an entity known to this day as Republika Srpska.



As the United States and Western Europe now grapple with political movements demanding ethnic purity and demographic change — through individual acts of terrorism, as well as government policy — it feels more urgent to take a look at the inspiration for these demands and the consequences. To put it another way, with Bosnia as an example, what does it actually look like when you get your ethno-state?



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From El Paso to Sarajevo

How White Nationalists Have Been Inspired by the Genocide of Muslims in Bosnia








By TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER AND DAVID SINGLETON

Of The Scranton Times-Tribune

Oct 12, 2014 | 6:37 PM



Just who is Eric Frein? We know he is accused of fatally shooting a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another in an ambush outside the Blooming Grove barracks on Sept. 12. But did anyone really know Frein?


Eric Matthew Frein's infatuation with the Serbian military is evident in the uniforms he wears in photographs splashed across the Internet.


If the clothes make the man, they may also reveal a more sinister side of the accused cop killer's psyche.


Several photos show Frein wearing a patch of the Drina Wolves, a notorious unit within the Serbian Army that took part in the 1995 massacre of more than 7,500 men and boys in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica




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