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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.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Donna Brazile on Roger Stone, "Well he's gonna be sentenced February 6th. I hope he roasts in Hell. That son of a bitch worked with Wikileaks to destroy not just Democrats but to destroy our democracy,"
Bill Maher, "Will President Trump pardon Roger Stone? Not before the election, would be my guess.
Donna Brazile, "Well he's gonna be sentenced February 6th. I hope he roasts in Hell. That son of a bitch worked with Wikileaks to destroy not just Democrats but to destroy our democracy. So I hope he roasts in Hell. And I wish I'm at the sentencing hearing. I'm going to wear the best looking red dress I could and say, Go to Hell! Not jail!
Anyone who sits down and tries to work with a foreign government that is trying to destroy our country, destroy our candidate, yes they worked to destroy Hillary Clinton. They worked to so discord between Hillary and Bernie. Yes they took our emails, took our personal information and then they turned against us and threatened our lives and harassed us. Go to fucking jail. Go to jail. Go to jail. I've never been so proud of a jury. Thank God I wasn't on that damn jury. You done woke me up..."
Frank Bruni, "Paul Manafort has had his moment of reckoning, same with Michael Cohn. Now Roger Stone. When does Donald Trump's moment of reckoning come?"
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Nazi Berlin, this time with AI cameras coming to your town courtesy of Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump & the GOP.
“At first the Moscow authorities said it was strictly about public safety – finding lost children, catching dangerous criminals. That sort of thing.” says Sarkis Darbinyan, a Moscow lawyer and an activist at RosKomSvoboda, an organisation dedicated to defending Russians’ rights in cyberspace. “But now they’re not even hiding what it’s all about – they want to use it to track and identify protestors.”
In the last few months, authorities have announced new facial recognition-based measures that would counteract the sort of large-scale protests that sprung up around this summer’s Moscow municipal elections.
In September, at the height of the protests, the Moscow city government placed a $4 million order for a portable system of facial recognition cameras, designed to be deployed at large public events, including demonstrations. According to Sergei Chemezov, head of Rostec, VisionLabs’ parent company, by 2020 these cameras will be backed up by Augmented Reality facial-recognition glasses, issued to Moscow policemen. Many believe that these new technologies will be used to track and identify future protestors
However, officially approved use of the technology is only part of the problem; misuse is also a concern. As recently as 2017, Mikhail Pashkin, head the Moscow police officers’ union, admitted that two city policemen had been sacked for abusing their access to the facial recognition database..
According to some projections, it may even be bigger than China’s 200 million camera system
Felix Light - 8 November, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019
Even after his imprisonment for extortion former Chester County Commissioner & CCRC Chair Theodore Rubino is highly revered among Republicans.
"Then, in 1977, Mr. Rubino pleaded guilty to having extorted $6,400 from architects who were awarded a $130,000 contract to convert a former West Chester hospital into a county government annex….
As part of Mr. Rubino’s plea agreement, prosecutors read into the record statements that the FBI had taken from businessmen and politicians who had dealt with Mr. Rubino. They indicated that he had established set prices for those doing business with the county, ranging from milk supplies to the leases on court offices. Some of the money went to the county GOP."
Theodore S.A. Rubino Memorial Park Rubino Park, our newest recreation area, has 15,000 square feet of play area with a Gazebo entrance
THE NEW CROP OF CHESTER COUNTY REPUBLICANS ARE EXTREMISTS
We had moderate Republicans here in the 1950 and into the 1980s. Moderate Republicans and moderate Mafia style Teddy Rubino Republicans. Rubino was the CCRC Chair and Chester County Commissioner
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Terrance Farrell tried to stop Lincoln University students voting for Barack Obama. If Democrats stay home Election Day Farrell will continue as Chester County Commissioner
As a Chester County Commissioner, Kathi Cozzone has worked hard to protect voter's rights--just ask the Lincoln University students and residents assigned to the Lower Oxford East Precinct. Cozzone, one of three Chester County Commissioners and the lone Democrat, voted her conscience in September 2008 when the Board of Elections considered a petition signed by both local Democrats and Republicans to relocate the polling place from a smaller, inadequate facility to a previously used site in a gymnasium on the nearby Lincoln University campus. Listening to the concerns of her constituents, she voted in favor of the move because the proposed location was safer, more accessible, and overall better equipped to accommodate the 1,000+ voters who were expected to turn out in November. Cozzone explained her decision to the Daily Local:"I think that moving it to Lincoln University gives us the opportunity to provide a safe environment for the voters, to provide a timely environment for the voters and to get all the voters to vote."
However, Republican Commissioners Carol Aichele (now PA's current Secretary of the Commonwealth) and Terence Farrell both voted against the move for partisan reasons but cited flimsy excuses and exaggerated "concerns" about the relocation plan to justify denial of the petition. There were 1,556 ballots cast at the Lower Oxford East polling place on Election Night 2008 --- over 500 more than initially projected. Wait times were from six to eight hours because there were only six voting booths, one ballot scanner and one restroom. In April 2009, there was a similar proposal and the Republican Commissioners collectively chose to ignore the legitimate concerns of the people while, once again, Commissioner Cozzone was the only dissenter. Subsequently, the County was sued (see English, et al. v. Chester County) because of the extremely long wait times and hazardous conditions at the polling place, and was settled in favor of the Plaintiffs, wasting thousands of tax dollars on a lawsuit that could have easily been prevented.
In an August 2010 Daily Local Article, Commissioner Cozzone remarked on the outcome of the case: "When all was said and done, the right resolution to the issue of Lower Oxford East's polling place was reached. The recent settlement will allow all the precinct's residents to vote in a location with good parking, plenty of space and a safe place to wait in line. While I am pleased with the settlement, I would be remiss if I did not point out that this outcome was available to the County before legal action was taken, and taxpayer money was spent."
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Thursday, October 3, 2019
Chester County Sheriff Welsh is a Leadership member of CSPOA. What happens here in Chester County PA if Trump is removed and militia groups retaliate?
"The core philosophy of the Three Percenter movement, whose adherents have engaged in violence, is that citizens would be justified in taking up arms to violently overthrow the government if the government enacted stronger gun regulations," Media Matters recently noted."
Eric Boehlert for Daily Kos
CHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF WALSH IS A LEADERSHIP MEMBER OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL SHERIFFS AND PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION-CSPOA
"Trump has also admitted to accusing the as-yet publicly unnamed whistleblower of treason, and suggesting that the whistleblower and those who have helped him are spies and ought to be treated as spies were in "the old days" (Trump’s phrase) – that is, by hanging.
The president’s allusions to violence are palpably dangerous. They will give cover to crazies who crave violence, as other intemperate words of his have done. His words have already produced offers of "bounties" in return for outing and finding the whistleblower.
Trump also suggested that his impeachment would produce a second American Civil War. This language is a dog whistle to the deranged."
|Ms. Nielsen with Mr. Trump as he signs a veto of legislation|
overturning his declaration of a national emergency at the border,
in March in the White House.Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times
"Privately, the president had often talked about fortifying a border wall with a water-filled trench, stocked with snakes or alligators, prompting aides to seek a cost estimate. He wanted the wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh. After publicly suggesting that soldiers shoot migrants if they threw rocks, the president backed off when his staff told him that was illegal. But later in a meeting, aides recalled, he suggested that they shoot migrants in the legs to slow them down. That’s not allowed either, they told him."
By Michael D. Shear and Julie Hirschfeld Davis
Updated Oct. 2, 2019
Monday, August 19, 2019
I got his plate # Pennsylvania ZFD-9734. The Nazi? guy in Black Chevy pickup at Rt. 30 & Rt.100 Exton PA day after El Paso
I got his plate.
My iPhone fired off 10 photos of the Nazi? guy in Black Chevy pickup with Nazi flags (flags appropriated by Nazis) & Hillary Clinton dummy at Rt 30 & Rt 100 the day after the El Paso shooting at Walmart. I didn't notice until today that one photo has his plates, Pennsylvania ZFD-9734
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Just below is a link to a copy of an invitation to register for the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers National Convention, Las Vegas, NA January 29 to 31 2012. Chester County Sheriff Welsh's name appears on the Board of Directors list on the last page:
Diplomats are National Security‘s first responders to threats to our nation from abroad. Our military is back up. Trump is gutting what Benjamin Franklin so courageously began.
“Democrats and Republicans in Congress must act to protect the State Department and the Foreign Service from Mr. Trump’s overt attacks and implicit disregard. The House in its impeachment inquiry should reaffirm the need for the State Department to be in charge of our relations with foreign countries. It should also examine how private citizens like Mr. Giuliani may have encroached on or usurped those responsibilities. For its part, the Senate should demand that the president send for ambassadorial confirmation a substantially higher number of career officers.
Congress should also begin work on a bill to reauthorize the Foreign Service in its central mission, structure and responsibilities, which was last done in 1980. Given the changes in the global economy, technology and global balance of power — and in light of this president’s antagonistic relationship with the State Department — reaffirming and strengthening the role and mission of our career diplomats is a necessity.
The State Department is in crisis. Mr. Trump has done enormous harm to its mission and self-confidence. Republicans and Democrats in Congress must take steps to rescue an American institution that with proper support and presidential leadership, could help make America a great and respected global power once again.”
By Nicholas Burns
Oct. 2, 2019
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
I think Pelosi’s donors might be swept up in an impeachment investigation of Trump’s businesses.
"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."