March 12, 2010 COTO Digest

She’s Baaack; Europe vs Wall Street; State Crimes like 911

Back in the perch from my unexpected leave, and so glad to see that COTO viewership continued to increase despite my absence. That is thanks in large part to Claudia Woodward-Rice and Michael Collins for keeping the site interesting with articles from around the web. Thanks, too, to all the original work by several COTO members.

As to COTO originals, Michael hit one out of the park today, breaking nearly every COTO record by noon with Economic Warfare? Europe versus Wall Street. As of 10 pm Eastern, this one article garnered over 1,700 hits. Speaking from experience, he told me to expect this when goldbugs spot an article.

COTO Report welcomes and congratulates Elizabeth Woodworth, whose first two articles reached the Number 1 spot on the day they were posted. In Media Response to the Growing Influence of the 9/11 Truth Movement, she uses 18 case studies to survey a change in attitude by media toward the events of 911.

In State Crimes Against Democracy: The Case of September 11, 2001, she provides you with an opportunity to purchase an historic collection of scholarly 911 articles published in a single issue of American Behavioral Scientist.

Adding to the celebratory mood, Three Approved GMOs Linked to Organ Damage has been published in the March issue of Z Magazine (TOC here). You can purchase the March issue at your local bookstore or by contacting Lydia Sargent at 508-548-9063 or

Under cover of COTO Report, Megan ‘Verb’ Kargher produced a 68-minute interview of Max Igan. Not only is the convo downright COTO truth, but the graphics are compelling. Drop her a comment and let her know what you think.

And, another hat tip to Peter Zaza and his fantabulous artwork.

~ Rady

COTO Originals

Revisiting 9/11
By John Kusumi
Even harsh critics of the 9/11 truth movement should admit that it’s gaining lately, and when the 9/11 Truth movement holds sway, there is need to correct the national narrative. That national narrative has been hijacked by the faces of “Old Media,” rendering stories that are bought, paid for, and/or dictated by those who hold undue sway in the public discourse. Their version is impossible.

COTO Report Goes Down Under: An Interview with Maxwell Igan
By Megan ‘Verb’ Kargher
On behalf of COTO Report, I am pleased to present this 68-minute interview with documentary filmmaker, musician and non-violent non-compliance expert, Max Igan.

Top Ten Posts Week Ending March 11
By Rady Ananda
One week after the first and last Top Ten report, I lay in a hospital bed with a tube in my chest. I couldn’t update the new weekly report. I survived a lung collapse, quit smoking and increased my exercise regimen. I’ll be a thorn to the New World Order for at least another decade or two – as will these writers:

Schools in Orange Jumpsuits
By Robert C. Koehler
The image that flashed into my mind was: schools in orange jumpsuits. Something has broken apart in our society — an unspoken agreement about sanity, a truce between play and order. The authoritarian strain, always present, of course, has been ratcheting up to ever more absurd levels for a decade now.

Economic Warfare? Europe versus Wall Street
By Michael Collins

Wall Street is headed toward international pariah status thanks to two recent actions by the European Union (EU). In effect, the EU has labeled Wall Streets business tactics as too dangerous for their governments to handle.

It’s the Military Industrial Complex, Stupid!
By Tom Degan
For all his flaws (and he had many), I like Ike.

First Iceland, then the World
By Michael Collins
“The public is angry. Why should the public pay for the bankers mistakes?” Who cleans up the mess when ignorant, greedy bankers rack up massive debt then go broke? The people of Iceland made a strong statement Saturday. The sins of big bankers and government regulators shouldn’t fall on the citizens, they voted, by a 93% to 2% margin.

Entire February 2010 Issue of American Behavioral Scientist Devoted to State Crimes Against Democracy: The Case of September 11, 2001
By Elizabeth Woodworth
For 50 years the American Behavioral Scientist has been a leading source of behavioral research for the academic world. Its influence is shown by the fact that it is indexed by an extraordinary 67 major database services, causing its papers to be widely exposed on the international scene.

On the Good Ship Obama-pop
Comic by laughnmatter

Paradise Lost
By Robert C. Koehler
We owe the residents of the tiny island paradise called Vieques full compensation for the illnesses they are suffering courtesy of the U.S. Navy weapons testing — and we owe them so much more than that — a commitment to sanity in the realm of national defense.

COTO on the Web

Understanding Capitalism versus Socialism
By Joaquin
You probably ask yourself: what’s the deal with socialism and why do I like capitalism? OK, lets get started by defining socialism: socialism is, by definition, something you don’t want. It’s that simple and all you really need to remember but, of course, there is a complex academic explanation which goes like this: Americans don’t want socialism because the government does it.

The case Liz Cheney doesn’t want you to read about
By Conor Friedersdorf
Habeas corpus not only protects the innocent, it also thwarts State tyranny, like when David Addington, legal counsel to vice-president Dick Cheney, said, “No, there will be no review. The President has determined that they are ALL enemy combatants. We are not going to revisit it!”

Today’s portion of contempt from Geithner & Co: Trained Seals
By Digby
According to Sam Stein, members of the Treasury Department, including Tim Geithner himself, met with a group of progressive bloggers yesterday to tell them what a good job the administration’s done all things considered, but that now they need to get the voters all charged up to help them pass a tepid financial reform bill.

The Cove Wins the Oscar! All Eyes Turn to Japan
By Ric O’Barry
If you watched the Oscars, you saw me and Director Louie Psihoyos accept the Best Documentary awarded by the Academy. Wow, what an incredible moment! But this has never been about winning awards. Our job is to end the slaughter and stop the poisoning. And now our work in Japan begins anew. We must focus like a laser on getting The Cove and our message to the Japanese people.

RAWA on International Women’s Day
By Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan
Emancipation of Afghan women not attainable as long as the occupation, Taliban and “National Front” criminals are not sacked

Radical Women on International Women’s Day
By Margaret Viggiani
One hundred years ago, at the Second International Socialist Women’s Conference, participants from 17 countries voted unanimously to create a day to honor the struggles of workingclass women. International Women’s Day was born, and it’s been celebrated in countries across the globe ever since.

Paraguay, Honduras and Barack Obama
By William Blum
What would it take for free health care to reach the shores of the world’s only superpower? During his campaign for the presidency of Paraguay, former bishop Fernando Lugo promised to bring health care to the millions unable to afford it. Since August 2008, almost all public health services in Paraguay are now free of charge.

Vaccines-R-Safe Scientist Quits amid Missing $2 million
By Stephen Tvedten
A Danish scientist who was a key researcher in two studies that purport to show that mercury used in vaccines and the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine do not cause autism is believed to have used forged documents to steal $2 million from Aarhus University in Denmark.

IMF “Economic Medicine” Comes to America
By Ellen Brown
In addition to mandatory private health insurance premiums, we may soon be hit with a “mandatory savings” tax and other belt-tightening measures urged by the President’s new budget task force. These radical austerity measures are not only unnecessary but will actually make matters worse.

The 911 Mass Murder Is Exploding in Their Dirty Faces
By Paul Craig Roberts
The Washington Times is a newspaper that looks with favor upon the Bush-Cheney-Obama-neocon wars of aggression in the Middle East and favors making terrorists pay for 9/11. Therefore, I was surprised that the most popular story on the paper’s website for three days was the “Inside the Beltway” report, “Explosive News,” about the 31 press conferences in cities in the US and abroad on February 19 held by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, an organization of professionals which now has 1,000 members.

Will Iceland “Just say NO” to Global Bankers?
Will the citizens of Iceland sign up for a $17,000 per person debt to repay the deposits in a failed private bank in Iceland with deposits guaranteed by the government of Iceland? Not likely.

Fannie and Freddie Start Returning Fraudulent Mortgages to Banks, But Crime Goes Unpunished
By Numerian
Citizens bear the burden even when Wall Street gets caught.. In a February regulatory filing with the SEC, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, now owned by the federal government, say they intend to return $21 billion in home mortgages to banks in 2010. But JP Morgan Chase says these mortgages will then be immediately written down by 50%.

The War Next Door
By Charles Bowden
The man on the screen wears a long black veil. His voice is penetrating, his hands are strong with thick fingers. He is telling of his work, killing people for money, a trade he pursued with some success for 20 years.

Senators to Obama: Stop Sending Tax Dollars to China
By Scott Paul
Four Democratic senators want to ensure that tax dollars are creating clean energy manufacturing jobs in America, not China. Now, they are under vigorous attack by the Obama administration and multinational companies, many of whom have heavily subsidized operations in Europe and Asia.


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One response to “March 12, 2010 COTO Digest

  1. thanks, John – sorry I didn’t respond earlier. How rude!

    no, I think I was very limited in my time – had to rest a lot. but maybe I emailed my thank you ?

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