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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.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Student loan corruption began, where else,? PENNSYLVANIA

 “Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), which would eventually branch off and create FedLoan.” ... 

(After all, if you’re a servicer on a loan you guarantee, you might as well just let the loan default, and then you get to do the highly lucrative work of collecting it.)  

‘The most important thing to remember’ about the federal student loan program, he said, ‘is borrowers are not the customer. Borrowers are the product.”

“ Even before it created FedLoan, there was plenty of reason to believe that PHEAA’s priorities were askew. In 2007, investigations by news outlets, including the Patriot-News, based near PHEAA’s Harrisburg headquarters, revealed the agency had given out $2.5 million in bonuses to executives that year and had spent almost $1 million between 2000 and 2005 on board retreats that included $150 cigars and falconry lessons. Then-CEO Richard Willey made nearly $500,000 in 2007: His $181,000 bonus that year was more than the governor’s salary. Amid this criticism, Willey resigned.

That same year, PHEAA was sued by Jon Oberg, a former Education Department researcher who accused it and eight other state and nonprofit lenders and guarantee entities of intentionally overcharging the government. In PHEAA’s case, this allegedly amounted to $116.5 million between 2002 and 2006. All the agencies were caught up in the scandal, a former Education Department official who asked not to be named told me, but PHEAA was “particularly bad.” In December 2017, PHEAA was acquitted of defrauding the department; the verdict is on appeal. (The others named in the suit settled or had their cases dismissed.)”

Why is the nation’s flagship loan forgiveness program failing the people it’s supposed to help?

By Ryann Liebenthal; Photographs by Zach GrossSeptember/October 2018 Issue

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Beto O'Rourke on NFL Players Kneeling During the National Anthem

"O’Rourke, who is challenging Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Texas, talked in his lengthy response about Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and other American activists whose past protests raised awareness and prompted change. “Non-violently, peacefully, while the eyes of this country are watching these games, they take a knee to bring our attention and our focus to this problem to ensure that we fix it,” 

O’Rourke said of the players. “That is why they are doing it. And I can think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up, or take a knee, for your rights, any time, anywhere, in any place.”"

Trump slams ESPN, NFL players as Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke defends peaceful protest

Monday, August 20, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance Community Meeting at Coatesville Senior Center August 8 2018 - Coatesville Construction Timeline

Sonia Huntzinger and Linda Norris speaking:


The intersection of 1st Avenue and Lincoln Highway is slated for construction to begin at the end of August -begining of September 2018. They’re going to realign the intersection to make it more pedestrian friendly and easier to navigate from a vehicular perspective. Construction will take place over the winter and be completed in the Spring of 2019.


Gateway Projects construction is probably slated for Spring of 2019. He is still working on the financing package. 

He (Jim DePetris, CEO of Legend Propertieshas every intention of starting the rehabilitation of the Cultural Society building. We are in an application process for an economic development liquor license for that building. As soon as we get word that has been approved they’ll bring in a sports bar. Soliciting a sports bar franchise for that building. 

We are also working actively with him to recruit a dining option, some sort of fine dining for the bank building. So the developer owns the bank building. 


We are working with city engineers to design a new streetscape for Lincoln Highway from 1st Avenue to hopefully 4th Avenue but probably 3rd Avenue. That will include sidewalk trees. We’re hoping that construction will commence next year. 

Third Avenue will be completed in the next couple of months. You’ll see the striping on the street. You’ll see the striping on the Olivet Methodist Church Parking Lot.  That will soon be open to commuters.  To use the train station. 

The Department of Community Development has awarded us funds to make some improvements to the historic train station building. We’re going to clean that up. Put some fo window panels on it as we finish 3rd Avenue. 

We are rolling into 4th Avenue streetscape improvements. The new train station is planned for the corner of 4th Avenue and Fleetwood. We got 2 streetscapes out of the deal. We have the new streetscape on 3rd Avenue and by the end of next year we will have the 4th Avenue streetscape done. 

We’ve also received some funds from the Department of Community Development at Chester County to extend the streetscape improvements south on 3rd Avenue. Now with the new city hall we’ll have a new streetscape on 3rd Avenue from Fleetwood Street to Harmony Street.


Third Avenue will be completed this year, 4th next year and we are still working with PENDOT on the design of the platform. Not an if. It’s a when.  

Coatesville Train Station Project - Plan the Keystone


There is a proposal for a multi-use sports facility. This is a multi-sport indoor and outdoor field and court that would attract sporting competition. Volley ball, basketball, cheerleading from all over the Mid-Atlantic. Right now it’s in negotiation for the land and the Redevelopment Authority which owns the Flats. 

The city is proposing an amphitheater for Gateway Park at the intersection of Lincoln Highway and 1st Avenue. 

At the Coatesville Grand Prix

 Below is Sonia Huntzinger, John Pawlowski and Regina Lewis:

If you were at the meeting you might want to listen to the whole thing, or mostly the whole thing. I got there about 10 minutes late: 

G.O. Carlson Airport is just outside of Coatesville.



Thursday, August 9, 2018

I asked for protection. I was told “We won’t let anything happen to you.” I worked with an intelligence officer.

 I sent a message that I was coming out of the now Jefferson Station on my way to the PA Eastern District Courthouse. She wrote back “I know.”

That was back in 2008.  Before the massive Russian cyber attacks.

“My” intelligence officer connection went dark on the day Jeff Sessions took office as Attorney General. But I’m sure the links to me are still in effect.

What’s different now is I think not only US intelligence knows were I am all the time. I think Russian intelligence has the same information. 

Friday, August 3, 2018

People who like mob movies like "The Godfather" have missed something under their noses, крестный отец

крестный отец The Russian Godfather.

It’s as fascinating as the Sicilian Godfather stuff.