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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.

Friday, January 17, 2020

There's a new sheriff in town who will enforce gun laws in Chester County, PA -Conspiracy Theories, Threats of Violence Loom Over Coming Gun Rally in Richmond

Newly elected Chester County PA Sheriff Fredda L. Maddox is a Democrat who is not an anti-government extremist.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Chester County Sheriff Carolyn (Bunny) Welsh sent a letter to President Obama saying she would not enforce federal law

"Dozens of sheriffs, mostly from western states, sent letters to the White House in 2013 saying they would not enforce federal gun laws, including Douglas County, Ore., Sheriff John Hamlin. Hamlin’s view were later scrutinized after a mass killing in his county last October at Umpqua Community College. 

'It’s terrifying to me,' said Justin Nix, a criminology professor at the University of Louisville who specializes in police legitimacy and procedural fairness. 'It’s not up to the police to decide what the law is going to be. They’re sworn to uphold the law. It’s not up to them to pick and choose.' Nix pointed out that officers use discretion all the time in deciding whether to charge someone with a crime. 'But to be on the record, that you don’t want officers enforcing laws, that is pretty bold." 

Washington Post 
National sheriffs’ group, opposed to federal laws on guns and taxes, calls for defiance 
By Tom Jackman April 28

Is Carolyn (Bunny) Welsh looking for a job at the White House?

“We’re seeing threats of violence,” Northam said Tuesday at a news conference. “We’re seeing threats of armed confrontation and assault on our Capitol.” 

Those threats of violence have been rampant among antigovernment and far-right groups online. The Virginia Militia, a Facebook group that shares antigovernment memes, posted a paid Facebook advertisement featuring a gallows and three hanging nooses. Beneath the photo is the caption “Government Repair Kit.” 

Other elements of the far right have weighed in with even more overt calls for violence. On a Facebook page belonging to Patriot Prayer, a group that along with the Proud Boys hosted a series of demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, that frequently turned violent, one group member wrote of Gov. Northam, “Shoot this fucker in the head.” 

On Telegram, the event is being lauded by a subset of white nationalists and neo-Nazis that have enthusiastically endorsed violence and terrorism as a means to their political ends. One channel has posted the names of Jewish lawmakers in Virginia who have spoken out in favor of stronger gun regulations. The Justice Department said Thursday that three men were taken into custody by the FBI amid an investigation into the white nationalist group The Base. According to officials, the men had weapons and had talked about possibly traveling to Richmond to attend the rally. 

The event is underpinned by antigovernment conspiracy theories. Conspiracies related to QAnon, rumors that the governor plans to turn off the power grid and perennial speculation about mass gun confiscations have all made the rounds online. VICE’s Tess Owen reported that the decades-old far-right conspiracy about the “New World Order” is cropping up online in the leadup to the event. Groups are circulating a 2016 photo of U.N. trucks as “evidence” that the state of Virginia is bringing in U.N. troops to subvert the will of the people and overthrow the U.S. government. 

Although Monday is a state holiday, it has become a traditional day for interest groups to lobby state lawmakers on specific issues. The planned protest is leveraging this so-called Lobby Day for their demonstration

Monday, December 16, 2019

I saw the Chester County Republican Committee changing to a racist anti-government extremist group in 2004

I tried to warn the Chester County Democratic Committee about Pat Sellers and the Saha Farm thing in Coatesville. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Back in 2004 I couldn’t imagine that Donald Trump would explosively move the growing white supremacy antisemitism & anti-government extremism i could see in our local Chester County Republican Committee to mainstream state and national Republican Party policies. 

This Washington Post opinion article below is about the domestic politics side of the growth of fascist/racist ideology in the Republican Party.

There is also a multi-nation growth of fascist/racist ideology in Europe, India & Southeast Asia. That's for another post.

“Certain questions haunt many of us who care about the nature and future of the Republican Party. Is the GOP as it currently appears — defined by white identity and excited by cruelty and exclusion — really the way it has always been? Does Trumpism represent a hostile takeover of Republicanism or its natural outworking?”

Mason, Wronski and Kane found that support for the Democratic Party is associated with warmer feelings toward African Americans, Hispanics, Muslims and LGBT people. This type of “in-group love” is what you’d expect. “Put simply,” said the authors, “when you like the people who make up the party, you like the party.” 

The results concerning the GOP were more mixed, but similar. Warmer opinions about whites and Christians in 2011 predicted later support for the GOP — the Republican version of “in-group love.” 
But hostility toward African Americans and Hispanics did not drive future Republican support (though negative feelings toward Muslims and LGBT people did have limited predictive value). 

Support for Trump, in contrast, was strongly associated with “out-group hatred” of African Americans, Hispanics, Muslims and LGBT people. “In every case, the people who felt hostile towards Democratic groups in 2011 are most likely to be Trump supporters today. The same cannot be said of Republican partisans.” 

What to make of these distinctions? “In-group love” of whites and Christians for other whites and Christians is hardly a noble political motivation. “Love your white neighbor as yourself” doesn’t have quite the same moral ring to it.” 


Which is worse, bigotry or cowardice in the face of bigotry? 

Michael Gerson

Saturday, December 14, 2019

I saw a guy wearing a yarmulke shaking hands in front of the Clock Tower Building in Coatesville, PA. I thought NO you idiot, this is Chester County PA. A yarmulke is a target here.

On the same day I watched this video from the New York Times:

“So artificial intelligence is a study of how to make machines behave intelligently, which means acting in a way that will achieve the objectives that they’ve been given. 

And recently, I’ve become concerned about the use of A.I. to kill people.” Stuart Russell. He was an early pioneer in artificial intelligence. He’s also been warning people about its potential danger for years. 

“So a killer robot is something that locates, selects and attacks human targets.” 

Stuart says we’re not as far from something like this bee-sized drone. He imagined one, and made a movie that he hopes will freak you out. 

In Stuart’s movie, we see swarms of them armed with explosives set loose on their targets. “The main issue is you’re creating a class of weapons of mass destruction, which can kill millions of people, just like a nuclear weapon. 

But in fact, it’s much easier to build, much cheaper, much more scalable, in that you can use 1 or 10 or 100 or 1,000 or 10,000. Whereas with a nuclear weapon, it’s sort of all or nothing. It doesn’t destroy the city and the country that you’re attacking. It just kills all the people you want to kill, all males between 12 and 60 or all males wearing a yarmulke in Israel.” 


Friday, December 6, 2019

Trump is a mirror reflecting “Jews will not replace us”

If Clinton won, Anders Breivik & Robert Bowers would have killed. Nazis would blossom in Russia, Europe, America & India. 

The GOP to Nazi pendulum would strike harder, ring louder with a President Hillary. 

Friday, June 26, 2015 
Will Republicans stop pandering to White Supremacists and risk losing to Tea Party candidates? 

Republicans were caught wallowing with the same people as Charleston shooter Dylann Storm Roof. 
57 top Republicans donated to group that inspired Dylann Roof's Manifesto of killing black people:
I'm astounded that the worldwide seismic shift to Nazi style fascist government remains unnoticed in the corporate press. 

Stephen Miller is the main event in the Trump Administration. Miller will not resign:  
Stephen Miller linked immigration to violence in emails to Breitbart News – writing of crimes committed by nonwhites that “each one [is] more disturbing than the next.”

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,"

I don't always like Bill Maher's show. Some of the natural bigotry of the super wealthy rubs off on Bill Maher. This time his show got it right.

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.. 


Russia is building one of the world’s largest facial recognition networks 

According to some projections, it may even be bigger than China’s 200 million camera system 

Felix Light - 8 November, 2019
What would Nazi Germany be like with AI cameras? It’s happening in Russia. Putin sees democratic government as a weak system easily replaced by his mob ruled fascism. Republicans are eager to accommodate Putin. 

President Donald Trump Says He Might Attend Russia Victory Day Events:

Friday, November 1, 2019

Even after his imprisonment for extortion former Chester County Commissioner & CCRC Chair Theodore Rubino is highly revered among Republicans.

Theodore “Teddy” Rubino was Chester County Commissioner and Republican Party Chair he ran Chester County as Angelo Bruno ran the Delaware Valley. Business owners would put a “tribute” into Rubino’s desk drawer when he left the room. If a business owner did not pay “insurance” to Rubino his business could be in trouble. 

"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."

It’s easy for Putin to fit his gangster model for government into the CCRC’s existing gangster government. 

Voters have a chance to remove gangster government in Chester County on November 5th

Theodore S.A. Rubino Memorial Park Rubino Park, our newest recreation area, has 15,000 square feet of play area with a Gazebo entrance 

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

S.a. Rubino, Long A Power In Chesco

March 12, 1989|By Rich Henson, Inquirer Staff Writer Staff writer Mark Fazlollah

Theodore S. A. Rubino, 77, a self-made millionaire and the predominant power broker in Chester County Republican politics for two decades until he was convicted of extortion in 1977, died yesterday at Bryn Mawr Hospital. He had lived in Malvern.
Mr. Rubino, who entered politics as a Malvern Borough councilman in 1955, was chairman of the Chester County Republican Party for 12 years and chairman of the county commissioners for seven.
He rose to prominence at a time when county bosses could wield considerable power, said William Lamb, the current head of the county’s GOP…..
Although Mr. Rubino had held no official position in the county GOP since 1977, his tight reins on the county’s political patronage system can still be felt.
“You need only look around the courthouse today to see how many people’s careers Ted helped,” Lamb said, adding that for the last decade Mr. Rubino ”had been a friend and an adviser.” The county GOP considered him to be the party’s chairman emeritus, Lamb said.
Senior U.S. District Judge John B. Hannum, whom Mr. Rubino succeeded as county GOP chairman in 1964, said: “He was an exceptional man and a great friend. He had been sick a long time, though, and maybe this is a blessing.”….
The son of an Italian immigrant quarry worker, origins that helped him maintain an easy rapport with the county’s rank-and-file voters, Mr. Rubino considered himself an anomaly among the fox-hunting gentry who controlled the county before him.
“This is real WASP country,” he once said. “Somehow, I just never belonged.”
Despite never being fully accepted by the county’s Republican traditionalists, he did acquire power and wealth.
And controversy frequently followed him.
Through real estate speculation, his ownership of the Knickerbocker Landfill near Malvern and his association with a Paoli insurance firm, Mr. Rubino, a lifelong bachelor, was a millionaire by the early 1970s…..Mr. Rubino’s first public troubles began in 1970, when state officials reported that hazardous wastes had been dumped, apparently illegally, at the landfill he owned with his brother. Knickerbocker was closed for a week in 1971 but was not shut down permanently until 1979, despite efforts by local environmental groups to have it closed sooner…..
Public controversy also swirled over the state’s $1 million purchase of part of his landfill for a stretch of the Route 202 bypass.
Though the legal division of the state Department of Transportation cleared Mr. Rubino of any wrongdoing in the case, public outcry caused enough pressure that he decided not to seek re-election to his county commission post in 1975.
Still, he was re-elected that same year as party chairman without opposition.
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.
As vice president of the Huggler Insurance Agency of Paoli, Mr. Rubino also received commissions from county contracts that he personally directed to the agency.


in the shadow of paoli hospital