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  1. Wow, I can’t believe Global CA printed Jane Burgermeister’s piece on WHO secrecy.

  2. murdoch will see no such thing! happens here.
    I thought my local was an owner op paper. whoops , no, part of newsgroup….explains the lack of a lot!
    oh, we do know when the bowls tea is on, and the other social happenings:-) sport in 5 colours.
    I cant even get people to watch world acc to Mon all the way through…and i am not fibbing, it was ” a bit hard to follow???” and a bit long? short and low attention and Iq.
    and these arent the young, this is a couple in late 50’s.
    These 2 are already up for the normal jab, and will merrily hit the GP office asap the new ones out.
    oh and a REAL News flash!
    today in STH Aus they have started a trial in 240 adults and they were trying to find 400 kids!! to give it to, oddly enough there weren,t that many willing parents of said small people:-) CSL our ex govt serum/vaccine mob are the supposed? stated anyway ,creators.
    however like Qld Uni 2 weeks ago, they may be using a buddy~ from USA europe to give/fund assistance. ha!

    • Amazing so many people are so trusting of government; guess that speaks volumes about the power of corporate-owned media.

      but if they don’t want to force themselves to learn (even if somthing is “too long” or “too hard to follow”), then they (sadly) will get the fate they deserve.

  3. btw, I’m open to any suggestions on the ABOUT page. my goal was to keep it simple, but it might be too limited or not radical enough in its current form. we could link to COTOcrew’s What Is COTO?

    feedback welcome

  4. I like the “about” – only thing I’d change is to a cap “C” for the Corporate State. It gets right to the heart of the matter.

  5. here’s another idea – how about we put a brief bio about each author in the ABOUT page?

    If you like the idea, go ahead and give up the bio …

    and did any of you notice the XTRA links on the right column? what do you think of that? if you have special topics you will cover, we can put up that link for you and any time you wanna update it, just lemme know.

  6. thanks to the creative genius of CasaZaza, we now have several headers just for The COTO Report…

    tell him what you think!

  7. Is that a needle and thread?? Great, and I’m looking forward to variety too.

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  9. Read the FDA Recall link.

    (now translate this RULE to animal health/farming)

    If a manufacturer is not following cGMPs, are drug products safe for use?

    If a company is not complying with cGMP regulations, any drug it makes is considered “adulterated” under the law.

    This kind of adulteration means that the drug was not manufactured under conditions that comply with cGMP.

    It does NOT mean that there is necessarily something wrong with the drug.
    (isn’t that cute!)

    now the case in the article doesnt list! what bacteria. and it reports NO recalls at all for any reason…in 800,000 sold units, and it would be doubtful every unit in every batch could possible have ALL the same ingedients surely?
    think about that.

    if used for the suggested purpose- in the large list of products, then someone must have gotten a bad infection. you cant really believe that surgical products if dangerous as stated/implied! did no harm?? in all those millions of uses..

    back to the fda, not also the reference to newest equipment possible, and sophisticated testing regime.

    FDA is already implying these Pharma rules, need be applied to Herbals and Now food is next!

    Wonder what MEGA pharmas sales are dropping . on this type of product?

  10. got family visiting for 5 days… won’t keep up with links and reposts on this site as much.

    • There was a good 7 feet between me and the alligator, separated by a deck with strong steel mesh. But when that prehistoric log leapt like water was ground, I shrieked and fell backwards to get away from the edge.

      The non-English speaking mother next to me had seen the creature leap away from us toward some prey and burst into laughter, leaning into me.

      The other mothers on the deck grabbed their kids.

      Then everyone leaned over the steel mesh gate to see what Alley was up to. It took something below the water and chewed it up, then slowly brought its eyes back above the water line, again just floating in wait.

  11. wow, John. I’ve been reading more on human rights issues in China… as much as we condemn corporatism in the US (and the resulting loss of rights), phew… China’s regime is pretty horrendous, too.

    would like to see whatever you put together.

  12. I’m writing on this now – I agree with much of what the Right is yammering about, but there’s also much they say that I puke at. So I’m writing up my specific points based on the bill in Congress.

  13. John, I too read Lindorf’s article and he’s dead on. Progressives should be screaming as loudly, if not louder than the right wingers. I gave up the left/right paradigm in ’06 and haven’t looked back since. Americans need to come together as a united front to fight the ever growing tyranny that has spread across this nation. That health care plan is a gift to the corrupt insurance industry as surely as the bankster bailout was a gift to the wall street shysters.

    Speaking of libertarians, I took one of those online political tests not long ago and found out I’m a left leaning libertarian ! Somehow I think I knew that all along even though until this past election, I have voted for a democrat every time.

    I’ve also been listening to Alex Jones for a few years now and while I don’t agree with everything he says, I do most of the time. He backs up his words with actual government documents or articles that are posted in the msm or alternative press. You get more real news from listening to his broadcast in one day than you will get in a month listening to or reading anything in the msm. He knows his history and he’s seen this coming for a long time.

    The PTB try to keep us fighting amongst ourselves. They try to keep us in little boxes labeled democrat/republican, left/right, black/white etc and so on. Why? Because as long as we’re yelling at each other, we won’t focus our attention on the real source of our misery… the people at the top. Once the sheeple wake up and figure this out , the jig will be up and the elite’s that rule will be running scared. Actually, I think they are getting a little nervous right now……..

  14. For a change I have an advantage:-) I can’t work out how you callem, ie left right whatever. so I go on what they say, and do, and apart from a very few they all need to be removed from office.We have stupids here too, and some on the take, but not on the sheer scle of blatant corruption, yet!
    It appears we have some , now working hard to catch up, and drag us down the same as USA. Lobbyists have discovered australia. damn!

  15. Sadly, the spread of fascism seems to be worldwide oz.

  16. of course we all have the right to free speech. Michael Collins reported about a leaked memo which proved that the insurance industry is behind these righties disrupting town halls.

    yes, we want a discussion – but that doesn’t give anyone the right to come in and shout down ALL discussion.

    that’s tyranny of the brutes over rational people trying to have a discussion.

    • what I am stumped by is..why??? the proven ,working aussie, Uk, canada, venezuela system etc arent copied?
      trying to do it with pharmas controlling it, and the for profit sector in the services, also in control is just NOT going to do the best for the PEOPLE.
      ego driven self agrandisement from either side is not going to fix a damn thing.

  17. “Don’t expect us to withdraw from Iraq or the Bananastans any time soon. The American warmongery, a confluence of Big War, Big Energy, Big Jesus, Big Israel, Big Brainwash, and Big Brother, is trying to entangle us in a state of constant armed conflict that will carry on into the next American century. There’s no need for anyone to challenge our hegemony; all they have to do is sit back and watch us collapse under the weight of our own stupidity.”

    Commander Jeff Huber, U.S. Navy (Retired) writes at Pen and Sword. Jeff’s novel Bathtub Admirals(Kunati Books), a lampoon on America’s rise to global dominance, is on sale now.

    Copyright © 2008 The American Conservative

    posted at Proud Political Junkies Gazette.

  18. John oh hell yes.. Coto are the “crazies” that the msm loves to hate. We actually know what’s going on in government and we don’t like it and speak out about it and spread the word to others so they can be coto too.

    We are the crazy conspiracy theorists that know 9/11 was an inside job. We know what the patriot act, military commissions act and fisa act are and what they mean to our civil liberties or destruction thereof. We know Obama’s health care plan is nothing but a giveaway to the insurance industry. We know it’s got nothing to do with helping improve health care for the average American. We know Obama is every bit the fascist Bush is.

    We know the govt paints our skies daily with toxic chemicals that rain down upon the land making us sick and killing the trees. We know that monsanto is making us sick with their frankenfood.

    Coto knows a lot of things the average citizen doesn’t because they only watch msm and never do their own research. They don’t question authority nor do they want to. THAT is why the msm MUST label us crazy because coto also knows the msm is state controlled. Which is exactly why the msm would like to see we crazy coto types hauled off to one of those fema camps they like to pretend doesn’t exist 😉

    Yes John, you are right, Coto knows that it is necessary for all americans to drop their little banners declaring themselves on the right or on the left (a divide and conquer tactic by the elite). We must unite against the powers that be so that we can take our country back.

  19. Well what does that tell us? Viva la reistance !

  20. wow! well, maybe they block bloggers in general. both COTOs?

  21. for the first time ever I got a “your isp is blocked notice”
    aussies own bigpond:-)
    and from godlike productions of all places:-)
    i was following a link on a quote on google.
    what a laugh

    • wow, Oz! are the Thought Police busy!

    • but rady…godlike?? of all places? I found it more a funny faaaar left field sort of place, crop circles:-)
      thought police must be having a very slow day indeed:-)
      what I was following was a comment snip from google panning doc Horowitz, and I wanted to see what they had to say. before I was just mildly curious, now I am determined!

  22. fuckers. we need to shut down more than Obama’s health insurance bailout plan.

  23. they may be blocking blogs in general, whereas Scoop is more mainstream.

    thanks for checking.

  24. I cant work out how to post a new topic on Gumwall so here what I found anyway.

    RENSE has a HOAX sector, it says.
    that the shackled trains story is a hoax and gives a link to amazon for a toy train,(actually that does look similar..)
    and to Amtrac trains for vehicles. they DO NOT!! look like what we saw.
    and I am sorry but I reckon Rense is hoaxed as the pictured ones we saw have the rubber itween carriages, and theres no way thats needed on car carriers,
    I STILL suspect they maybe those style, but they have been “upgraded I suggest for humans.
    anyway go to rense and look to the HOAX Header and you see what you think.

  25. yeah, need money to upgrade.

    we have much in common with We the People struggles all over the world. sure wish they wouldn’t demonize the wolf.

    The wolf is far more noble and loving than governments composed of people, though both are predators. One hunts for food (with a voracious appetite), and the other for more bling than seven generations could possibly spend.

    One fits within the natural landscape; the other is a collection of psychopaths, the most aberrant form of Homo sapiens we have to offer. They are hell bent on murder, rape and destruction — solely for profit, with, at best, little concern (or, at worst, outright antipathy) for environmental or cultural impacts.

    Big Oil and Big Mining plan to slaughter everly last Amazonian tribe. They ignore native land rights as if tribal folks are terrible stewards of the land. So what this land has belonged to these people for the past several thousand years! So what tribal folks have preserved the entire Amazon basin for several millennia! So what the Amazon protects us from too much global warming!

    Gas, oil, and mineral mining – the most deliberately destructive human activity after war – uses whatever means necessary to achieve its aims.

    When 1,000 billionaires live in the world, yet two billion people live on less than $2 a day, something is seriously wrong with ‘Captains of Industry.’ The absolute worst of humanity has collected itself in key positions of power and authority across the world, and, hence, the absolute worst imaginable crimes are being commited by Big Gov and Big Biz, two sides of the same coin.

    Big Gov and Big Biz continue to shed their crumbling disguises; their duplicity is more obvious; their spindoctor no longer effective. These people’s movements will only grow.

  26. definitely need the translation…

    “Satan met Stalin and they let it bleed;
    Start’d an abomination called the CCP.”

  27. Just read the uSA CSL flu vac release.
    how interesting, they are actively saying no thimerosal..for USA? only? maybe.
    certainly NO such claims here.
    and bear in mind that they can simply use aluminium as an alternative.(ONLY single dose Vials can be preservative free!! and they hate that-as it costs a tiny bit more to do that!)
    I wonder what? adjuvant is being used there? here it is a new? saponin from a tree…
    also makes me wonder why? they need to do a seperate trial there…if ours is the same stuff? maybe it’s that handy Funding Money?
    maybe its a totally different brew!!

  28. Get out of Massachusetts NOW? if you have an IQ 🙂
    If Not..stay and get the shots.
    1,000$ a DAY!! fines for non compliance with the states wishes, regardless of yours!

  29. hiya all, didnt know where and how to put this..
    be nice:-)
    so, here tis..

    90sec clip on swine/bird, and baxter..funny.

  30. overcrowded underfed? bad water etc etc, and lookie!
    just 20 cases of swine flu in Lucknow, India.

    sort of makes the Chan WHO scare campaign, running on a related page, about it being so bad in Africa for the same conditions look pretty shabby!
    ps they now say merk and sanofi are going to donate?? 200 million doses…after!!! they have poisoned Amerika, of course.

  31. India, Oz! What do they have? A billion people?

    the WHO flu is a scam, and a dangerous one at that.


    amazing -drought in China and Argentina, monbastard doubling prices for seed, see Amicus blog on that:-)
    dairies here and NZ and Eu all going under
    prices of alll food espec dairy almost doubled here,
    someones doing really well!
    why would any farmer pay 2x more for seed? when the crop is paying less than the year before??
    why? would australia need any gm crops..we are laughing with what we have, we can build our reserves and pay little for seed, to do it.
    gee as we have little GM so far, we can actually pay nothing for it, as we can save our own.
    I have sent this to MADGE and concerned farmers hope it gets aussie mention:-)


    I am on page 2..already I know you need to read this one people.

    sound familiar?

  34. I remember this as..
    Yankee go home…

    seems like the phillipines feels like that too.

  35. Ah, well, that would’ve been something if he could’ve opened up that vault.

    thx for the new post, too, btw… I’ll have to get to it tomorrow.


    China refuses to honour Fraud derivitive contracts!

    The total amount of derivates contracts outstanding is now over $5000 trillion or 100 times world GDP. In other words it is just a giant illusion waiting to vanish along with the institutions that peddled it

    This will upset the applecart. Bernanke is ok for a second bite at the cherry. I think NOT!


    Pilger, telling it as the rest of the world see it:-)

    “At moments of great peril in the past century our leaders ensured that America, by deed and by example, led and lifted the world, that a we stood and fought for the freedom sought by billions of people beyond their borders.” At the National Archives on May 21, he said: “From Europe to the Pacific, we’ve been the nation that has shut down torture chambers and replaced tyranny with the rule of law.”

    I almost choked reading this speech of Obamas, WHAT??? rock/reality?? is he living under?
    Gitmo? Medicos assisting torture/interrogation, and rendition is a good thing…
    Africa as a new US base…7 bases in venezeula, and talk of a war down that way.
    Bay of pigs ringing anyones bells yet?


    Pilger, telling it as the rest of the world see it:-)

    “At moments of great peril in the past century our leaders ensured that America, by deed and by example, led and lifted the world, that a we stood and fought for the freedom sought by billions of people beyond their borders.” At the National Archives on May 21, he said: “From Europe to the Pacific, we’ve been the nation that has shut down torture chambers and replaced tyranny with the rule of law.”

    I almost choked reading this speech of Obamas, WHAT??? rock/reality?? is he living under?
    Gitmo? Medicos assisting torture/interrogation, and rendition is a good thing…
    Africa as a new US base..More force in columbia.. and talk of a war down that way.
    Bay of pigs ringing anyones bells yet?

  39. SEPTEMBER 6, 2009


    Send me a jpeg that’s 906×160 pixels



    Makes the dib dib dob dob…look…hmm? and don’t they still wear those brown shirts?
    catch em and corrupt em early?
    be fine if it was just some wise up as to coping skills, but? isn’t that what they are supposed to be doing anyway??


    Anyone hear HAARP music?

    Bets taken on how fast they do a Warming story, blaming carbon:-)

  42. Finally! we have an AUSSIE stop Mandatory Vaccination petition up and running:-)
    So if you have aussie mates, apart from me:-) feel free to send the link around


    Now this is a mystery story wirth solving:-)
    feel free to pick it up and run..:-)


    Invisible companies, virtual office, and jails no one seems to be able to subcontract? at a time when overcrowding is a health issue?

    Now this is a mystery story worth solving:-)
    feel free to pick it up and run..:-)

  45. Gee Williker batman:-) what a surprise…NOT!
    Media trust at an all time low…
    how can that be? people ARE waking up, and it isn;t roses they are smelling…

    Pew would be doing it…they need to work out how to manipulate to “recapture” our trust…

  46. Gee Williker batman:-) what a surprise…NOT!
    Media trust at an all time low…
    how can that be? people ARE waking up, and it isn;t roses they are smelling…

    Pew would be doing it…they need to work out how to manipulate to “recapture” our trust…

    of course TRUTH is not an option!!!

    • Meanwhile, we need to work out how to reach those who no longer trust corporate media

      • I would suggest covering some of the more disturbing albeit unsurprising obstructions of objective presentations of information.

        The pentagon military analyst program is a good example:
        Barstow won a pulitzer in April of this year, but received little recognition otherwise.

        I hadn’t seen anything about this mentioned but think it warrants much more attention considering that stuff like this is nothing new.

  47. Just wanted to give a Big thanks for the Free documentary link!
    watched the Phage treatment one and was impressed! I heard of it years back, but its far too ignored, by western sources. seems like with USA/Russia split over the production that happened, we will wait another 50+ years to have it looked at again:-(
    I am going to sneak a sample from the local effluent ponds and Scope it and see if?? I can find some of the little bugglies.
    I will try and send a still in if? I can isolate some.

    • that’d be cool to see – I googled phage treatment after watching this flick and see that Big Pharma is looking into it, too… so it’s gone (still going?) mainstream.

  48. oh, okay – oops, he got seriously hacked.

    the trouble with liars is you never know when they’re telling the truth. Rob Kall said that those of us who were banned this year were rude, uncivil and off-topic.

    but he cannot produce a single shred of proof. whereas, i have pdf files of comments he allowed against COTO folks. he’s a big fat liar.

    short bald fat white man scamming the public for dollars.

    glad he got his red badge, after he shut down 30 of his most popular commenters and editors.

    what goes around comes around.

  49. Today’s Quote of the Day by GOOGLE’s gmail:

    Kurt Cobain – “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”

    So is suicide.

  50. FYI- a new article about dangers in the CSL (Australian) produced flu vaccine: “CSL Pandemic Swine Flu Vaccine Safety in Question”

  51. Ha! I figured out how to get the LOUD MOUTHED SUPERVISOR to quiet down… When she hovers anywhere near my cubicle, I play Green Day’s Holiday and she quickly leaves… lol.

    The only time I don’t hear her is when she’s not at her desk. non stop yak yak yak

    drives me and everyone but her buddies NUTS

    or, I could just be irritated… today is Day 2 of not smoking

    • how about recording her and dropping it off to HER supervisor?

      • HA! would love to do that but that would earn me retaliation – cuz the big boss favors the loud mouth over me. Last time I went to the big boss over this particular lady, she got me back. don’t you just love office politics?

    • I recommend Valium, for you or she:-)
      i need to stop smoking too, but its the rage and wanting to punch holes in walls effect that seems to kick in, that keeps me from doing it.
      I like greenday, american idiot,:-)
      try Violent Femmes Blister in the Sun…seems to drive people away too:-)

  52. I sent a link into a big “CHIPPING” story, Can,t get into wordpress tonight? rady will post it for me.pretty please rady:-)
    this I found just now, would bear looking into for someone who has the Bill pdf

    September 22nd, 2009 at 6:10 am


    pig of a day, and car broke down 1 mile walk home at 12.30am. aaargh!

    “A landmark ruling in a recent Kansas Supreme Court case may have given millions of distressed homeowners the legal wedge they need to avoid foreclosure. In Landmark National Bank v. Kesler, 2009 Kan. LEXIS 834, the Kansas Supreme Court held that a nominee company called MERS has no right or standing to bring an action for foreclosure. MERS is an acronym for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, a private company that registers mortgages electronically and tracks changes in ownership. The significance of the holding is that if MERS has no standing to foreclose, then nobody has standing to foreclose – on 60 million mortgages. That is the number of American mortgages currently reported to be held by MERS. Over half of all new U.S. residential mortgage loans are registered with MERS and recorded in its name. Holdings of the Kansas Supreme Court are not binding on the rest of the country, but they are dicta of which other courts take note; and the reasoning behind the decision is sound. “


    how many Dead Microbiologists????
    This one is weird.

  55. Sometimes my posts say awaiting moderation, other times they just vanish.

    Anything on the fusion centers that are springing up? We’re supposed to be getting one here in Austin.

    “A confidential 1525 page file of correspondence released to the public by WikiLeaks provides insights into the privatization of intelligence operations in the United States and the movement of such individuals into domestic intelligence “fusion” centers.”

    Or anything more as it pertains to Blackwater/Xe’s “global fusion center”, Total Intelligence, briefly mentioned in Scahill’s articles.

    Also the recent defunding of ACRON and possible applicability to larger defense contractors that have been accused of fraud.

  56. UPDATE to that odd, dodgy American Police Forse story..
    seems they are now parading round the town as police..

  57. UPDATE to that odd, dodgy American Police Force story..
    seems they are now parading round the town as police..

  58. Evidently Hardin wanted to house former Gitmo prisoners but that may now be off the table.

    For a recent local report on their “police” activity, see Page also has other links.

    The US development and dependency on mercenaries over the last 8+ years will probably come back to bite us in a big way.

    • yeah, this is not looking good for civil liberties … I’m now waiting for a spark that ignites mass resistance to the police state. Is that even possible when everyone is so drugged and seduced by TV?

    • Everyone knows that police can not handle shackled and broken men. Better bring in the jackals.

  59. Click to access newsmax-20090929-perry_coup.pdf

    “There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the
    “Obama problem.” Don’t dismiss it as unrealistic.
    America isn’t the Third World. If a military coup does occur here it will be civilized. That it has never happened
    doesn’t mean it wont. Describing what may be afoot is not to advocate it. So, view the following through
    military eyes:…”

    • what a typical fear mongering rant by the radical right, seeking to be the coup’s leaders, while justifying CIA tortures…

      when if these mad men do seize complete control of our nation (haven’t they already?), they should change the name of our nation to

      Torture, Inc., or Drugs, Inc., or USA, Inc., or Wars, Inc.

      There is no “Obama problem” – the snake oil liars are nothing but psyops agents… it’s a “Corporate Fascism” problem – Obama is merely the newest face on the US empire.

  60. I remember the post re weird objects on lightpoles on oped…I suggested shooting em down..I suspect that? was why they banned me:-)
    well, it appears others also feel the same…
    see here:-)
    love it!

  61. New developments relating to defunding of ACORN.

    Jeremy Scahill article in The Nation.

    In the wake of the Congressional witch hunt against the community organization ACORN, initiated by Republican minority leader John Boehner and supported by all but seventy-five Democrats in the House and ten in the Senate (Independent Bernie Sanders also voted no), a small number of Democratic lawmakers are pushing back. Last week, in response to the Defund ACORN Act, which seeks to prohibit federal funds to the community group, Minnesota Democrat Betty McCollum, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced an ACORN act of her own. It is titled the “Against Corporations Organizing to Rip-off the Nation Act of 2009,” also referred to simply as the ACORN Act. HR 3679 seeks to “prohibit the Federal Government from awarding contracts, grants, or other agreements to, providing any other Federal funds to, or engaging in activities that promote certain corporations or companies guilty of certain felony convictions.”

  62. oh, I hope you don’t make it so that you can’t shut off the music. well, I guess I could turn down my speakers, but I really get annoyed at sites that blast me with sound unexpectedly.

    back to the coal mine


  63. just for something different, I have a mudrally happening over the road..why it isnt a quieter sport like pushbikes,..
    this young lad is pretty good. enjoy.


    truly stupid. a chemically coated apparel range, swine suits..
    anything for a buck.
    one born every minute!

  65. congrats John… keep us posted.

    • okay, but seriously… if whenever he returns to China he is imprisoned, why keep trying? They obviously have him on their radar… I mean if he wants to see his family or help his family emigrate, maybe he can get someone else to bring his folks to the US.

      pretty scary… like the US with protesters… where free speech is violently, criminally suppressed.

  66. yep, you definitely have a media voice, John.

    At about 1:51, you can hear him speak, coto. (or, hear him speak coto)

    okay, so, John, I posted five video speeches from the LGBT Rally in DC. I attended the first one – back in 1987 and it blew the LGBT movement away to see so many of us there. The queers doubled that number a few years later and it was on.

    I did have this on my radar, but there are simply not enough hours in the day. Thx for the heads up.

  67. a new find in the 911 area.
    seems to be a very thorough researcher, and the new clips are..interesting.

  68. gotta wonder sometimes about going to ground …. it means you can never go back, for a reason.

    Still, what China has done is despicable.

  69. been working mega overtime, and had a huge family thing this wknd…

    so the weekly report is gonna be a little late….

  70. well, maybe I can write it up… will have to wait till after T Day … better yet, you write it up and asscribe a pseudonym.

  71. LOL easy come, easy go- a real American anthem!

  72. Nice to hear Dodd may be toast….hope it happens to other incumbents too!

    • I decided today that I’m just NOT voting for another incumbent above the county level. Period. Throw the baby out with the bathwater. They’re 90% scumbags, and I’d love to see them face up to it.

  73. I finally figured out how to add a subscription option to my blog via a (new?) WordPress widget. See the Widget list, and drag it where you want it to be!

  74. good find; I posted it under Eye on China (right column)

  75. never heard of him

  76. My feelings are similar. We’ve been encouraged to think of government as some useless monolithic entity. Actually it is a reflection of our own character and values. A friend sent me an interesting if oblique take on this:
    Thursday, December 3, 2009
    When Heaven Was More Interesting Than Hell

  77. Merry Xmas everyone! 🙂
    from Oz

  78. keep us posted, John

  79. Is this a continuation of the 2006 case when he was arressed after complaining about vote fraud? or something new?

  80. Small backwaters (like the one I live in) can hold great power over those who can’t afford big bucks representation. I would encourage some pro se activity if he’s stuck at home.

  81. okay, I’m outa here for a couple weeks. will have limited internet access (altho I’m still working on that).

    So all you hotshot writers, POST, POST POST!

    keep COTO Report alive, okay?



    “We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down, and potentially our offices in China.”

  83. I dunno, John. That’s a deceptive piece of propaganda – especially the healthcare schtik.

    He hasn’t tried to get healthcare for the US; he’s trying to bailout the insurance industry on the backs of 47 million poor people who can’t afford the middleman.

  84. lol, John. well, I tend to modify all my posts for a week or so. but I think I’m done modifying the ode to my last lover, given how painful it is to keep revisiting those feelings.

    • thanks for the condolences and the kudos, John.

      I wasn’t sure if that was too much information… but I felt a great need to get personal… and try to express not only her importance in my life – for 9 years – but also try to capture and memorialize who she was, how talented, how open to life she was, how fucked up by mental illness…

      I did ask a pro for critical feedback – so the first version was modified quite a bit. He told me to put Jeanne’s voice in it. So i pulled out my journal and found that quote of hers.

      I know we’re not supposed to get personal on the web – too much anyway – and I rarely do. But, alas, this death has really hit me hard.

      I feel really grateful that I could post it here and have friends respond – better than if I were still at OEN where too many strangers might comment. Know what I mean? It feels more home like here, at coto.

  85. Re: the “Climate Science: Observations vs Models” article, the author writes:

    New version:


    I’ve re-written the main section of the document, where I deal with “Question 1” – Are we facing dangerous global warming? I show dramatically that the two hemispheres have quite different climate patterns, and that global averages are characteristic of neither hemisphere. I’ve added strong arguments as to why global averages are meaningless, and why the famous hockey stick is an illusion.

    I’ve also inserted a new “Question 3”, What are we to make of Jim Hansen’s prediction that rapid warming will soon resume? Here I analyze Hansen’s arguments in his latest report on 2009 temperatures. I argue that he has drifted into that epicycle space, where theories become assumptions and observations are ignored that disagree with the model. I argue that his claims in the article are meaningless illusions.

    I’d welcome any feedback on the current version, whether positive or negative, and if anyone’s forwarded or posted the earlier versions anywhere, please follow up in the same venues with the new version. It now includes an internal link, that points people back to the document’s home, where the latest version can always be found.

    Many thanks for all the help and support I’ve received on this project.

    best wishes,
    Richard Moore

  86. hulu doesnt work outside of USA.:-(

  87. you COTO Reporters are GREAT! i can’t keep up with all of you…

    having puter trouble… will promote your articles as soon as I’m able.

    much love

  88. Pingback: COTO Report Tops 100,000 Visitors « COTO Report

  89. Still looking into it, but just this morning, approximately 10am, a small private plane smashed into an Echelon office building a few miles south of where I work in Austin.
    “The IRS, CIA and FBI all have offices in the complex where the building is located, though it was not clear if they are in the building that was hit. The FBI said its office was not in the building that was struck.”
    “…authorities are investigating whether the pilot set fire to his house Thursday morning, before going to Georgetown airport and stealing a plane to deliberately crash into the building.”

    Apparently there is a San Antonio branch of the FBI in the Echelon building that was struck:
    9420 Research Blvd Echelon III Bldg Suite 400 Austin, Texas 78759-6539 (512) 345-1111

  90. okay, I’m enduring a health crisis right now that hampers my involvement here. claudia and mike have graciously agreed to step in.

    I should be back on my feet in another week; recovery is going well

  91. Glad to hear you’re doing well!

  92. Anyone heard how Rady is doing? If someone has her address, I’d like to send her a get well card or something to cheer her up.

  93. I got a brief note today, she’s out of the hospital !!! but sounds like she needs alot of rest.

    Have been thinking too about addresses etc. If someone just disappears there’s so little we can do but wonder and worry. I’m all for exchanging info off-site since I’m sure my husband won’t mind answering the phone or whatever if I get hit by a bus (he’s not an email person, that’s what he has me for).


  94. cool beans; keep us informed

  95. sounds like a good article… secret rendition of Zhou Yongjun

  96. really!?! what is up?!?

    • So $$money isn’t the only value after all? What did they think they were getting into in the first place?

      (I have no doubt they all lend a hand to the NSA et ilk here at home too.)

  97. Cut the last three lines, and it’s fine with me!

  98. hang em all eat the rich, save the world


    Us will do soon the USA General Strike like the part of the 50 States Obama & Biden, Capitol Hill and Supreme Court, People Internet Votes Constitution Disobedience Impeachment Referendum Bills .

    With the USA World’s supported Constitutional Right Conservative Justice Revolution Punch, put the People Democracy system power first, over the Right–American Dream- to come again by the –Universalization- hi rice evolution on peace, to the USA winners deserve destiny of the home of the braves bless by –God-.

  100. cool beans, John. look forward to the work.

  101. btw, that’s me in the header in a tropical rain forest, swinging on a 50′ cable over a valley….

    freaking awesome… they call it the Tarzan Swing, but we were completely locked onto the cable.

    I think they require such luminescent yellow helmets in case the cable snaps… they’ll find the body more easily.

  102. Rady, and everyone else..:-) you may find the following link of interest.
    in regards to Chemtrails!

  103. and heres a warning to ALL PET OWNERS

    please, also go to
    susan has SAFE flea applications info available- do NOT use the spot on types for your and your pets wellbeing.or those damned collars.

  104. bless our revolutionary brothers and sisters

  105. China looks critically at GM crops: In her introduction to a new publication in China, Dr. Mae-Wan Ho writes “Why would China want to accept the GM ecological time bomb at a time when national surveys have identified her agriculture as the major source of environmental pollution worse than industry [13], and her soils are so acidified from the overuse of fertilizers that it is compromising productivity [14]? GM crops have all the worst features of industrial green revolution varieties exaggerated, and more besides, which make them especially vulnerable to climate change.

    Wen Tiejun, dean of the School of Agriculture and rural Development at Renmin University is right when he says China should use this opportunity as a turning point. He said: “For almost all of China’s 5 000-year history, agriculture had given our country a carbon-absorbing economy but in the past 40 years, agriculture has become one of the top pollution sources. Experience shows that we don’t have to rely on chemical farming to resolve the food security issue. The government needs to foster low-pollution agriculture.” ”

    read more

    • Great flick: One Man, One Cow, One World You can watch it at Top Documentary Films

      Biodynamic agriculture – or, how to save the world.

      What does an environmentally friendly biodynamic food system capable of feeding everyone actually look like? This film is a blueprint for a post-industrial future. It takes you into the heart of the world�s most important renaissance.

      The outcome of the battle for agricultural control in India may just dictate the future of the earth. Modern industrial agriculture is destroying the earth: Desertification, water scarcity, toxic cocktails of agricultural chemicals pervade our food chains, ocean ecosystem collapse, soil erosion and massive loss of soil fertility.

      Our ecosystems ore overwhelmed. Humanity�s increasing demands are exceeding the Earth�s carrying capacity. A simple recipe to save the world? One old man and a bucket of cow-dung. Are you crazy?

      Modern agriculture causes topsoil to be eroded at 3 million tons per hour (that�s 26 billion tons a year). Human mass is replacing biomass and other species. The carrying capacity of the earth is almost spent. To maintain our comfort zone lifestyles we will soon need five earths to sustain us in the style to which we have become accustomed.

      The mantra of free trade has failed the world�s poor. There is a better way. Biodynamic agriculture may be the only answer we have left.

      *Watch the full documentary now:*

      *Written by Barbara Burstyn, featuring Peter Proctor, narrated by Peter Coyote (98 mins, 2007)*

      *Buy the DVD, One Man, One Cow, One Planet ,*

  106. Delusions and illusions of press freedom: The Israel lobby’s control of Western media

    Paul J. Balles compares China’s open control of the press with the “lies under pretence of freedom” of the Western media under the control of special interests, especially the Israel lobby.

  107. Just a word of praise. Love the site, the writers, the posts, pretty much everything. Really happy I found this. Also psyched that I can repost your posts on my blog with just a few clicks with the new “Like” mini-app. I’ve already subscribed & added you to my blogroll.

    Would love to submit material, but already spending a lot of time on my own blog. Would appreciate more info on Florida (the more brain-friendly & nature-friendly areas) as anticipating a move in near future.

    Best regards,

    • thx, lucille — we try hard, here. 😉

      not familiar with the “Like” mini app, but it sounds good. I use RSS from sites I like. either way, spreading the info far and wide is good for humanity and bad for the corporations

      will check out your site soon… thanks again.

  108. and now they’re lying about the extent of the damage. while scientists are speculating that the BP oil disaster in the Gulf may well be an extinction level event, and after BP dumped over a million gallons of toxic dispersant which is more toxic than oil, today NOAA opened up 430 square miles of the gulf to fishing.

    can you believe these psychopaths?

  109. Click to access torture_at_times_hks_students.pdf

    The current debate over waterboarding has spawned hundreds of newspaper articles in the last two years alone. However, waterboarding has been the subject of press attention for over a century. Examining the four newspapers with the highest daily circulation in the country, we found a significant and sudden shift in how newspapers characterized waterboarding. From the early 1930s until the modern story broke in 2004, the newspapers that covered waterboarding almost uniformly called the practice torture or implied it was torture: The New York Times characterized it thus in 81.5% (44 of 54) of articles on the subject and The Los Angeles Times did so in 96.3% of articles (26 of 27). By contrast, from 2002‐2008, the studied newspapers almost never referred to waterboarding as torture. The New York Times called waterboarding torture or implied it was torture in just 2 of 143 articles (1.4%). The Los Angeles Times did so in 4.8% of articles (3 of 63). The Wall Street Journal characterized the practice as torture in just 1 of 63 articles (1.6%). USA Today never called waterboarding torture or implied it was torture. In addition, the newspapers are much more likely to call waterboarding torture if a country other than the United States is the perpetrator. In The New York Times, 85.8% of articles (28 of 33) that dealt with a country other than the United States using waterboarding called it torture or implied it was torture while only 7.69% (16 of 208) did so when the United States was responsible. The Los Angeles Times characterized the practice as torture in 91.3% of articles (21 of 23) when another country was the violator, but in only 11.4% of articles (9 of 79) when the United States was the perpetrator.

  110. but which EU? There’s the EU 15, EU 25, EU 27 …

  111. yep – and state sponsored terror is the real bogeyman

  112. you like resistance better?

    I kinda do… but I thought it’s too reactive; whereas non compliance is pro active.

    I dunno… you’re the only one who commented.

    what should it say?

  113. still sick… but at least I’m nt smoking. 😉
    thanks for asking, John.

    MSG is bad; do a google search “MSG danger”

    the FDA doesn’t require labeling, being an agency of Big Food, i.e. FDA serves corporate profits before serving the public health.

  114. Interesting (if academic) articles in the Wilson Quarterly:
    What if China Fails?

    The Case for Selective Failure
    by Ross Terrill
    No one wishes for a total Chinese collapse, but certain setbacks should be welcomed.

    We’d Better Hope It Doesn’t!
    by David M. Lampton
    In many respects, Chinese success is a win-win game.

  115. The War on the Poor is going into high gear. Expect energy and food costs to soar out of sight.

  116. Please point me to the information and references that thoroughly debunk global climate change.

    If we do not have this information, why would be reprint disinformation?

  117. Volaar, any
    page does it well
    and Ian Plimers Heaven+Earth is a massive detailed and complete refutation of the hype.

    small stuff like the Fact that sea rise for the last century is??? a Huge??
    3millimetres. panic panic a whole half an inch woe woe disaster:-)
    or the fact the Argo buoys tell us ocean temps are Dropping! so they now ignore their data…

  118. Interesting article in Slate:
    The Chinese Eco-Disaster

  119. I love the GumWall (the real one in SLO)

  120. A copy of the CIA report was obtained by Secrecy News. See “China: Student Informant System to Expand, Limiting School Autonomy, Free Expression,” CIA Open Source Works, November 23, 2010.

    Click to access cia-sis.pdf

    • whoa… wikileaks, arab revolution, internet kill switch?

      thx, Jeremy. I’m sure when 3 or more are gathered in the name of imperialism, evil will be done.

  121. Yeah, it keeps getting more interesting.

    This was also an interesting read:

    The Division of Egypt: Threats of US, Israeli, and NATO Military Intervention? –

    Highly recommend signing up for Rick Rozoff’s StopNATO group ( ). Usually has daily compilations of interesting articles pertaining to NATO expansion.

  122. A unionized public employee, a tea party activist and a CEO are sitting at a table with a plate of a dozen cookies in the middle of it. The CEO takes 11 of the cookies, turns to the tea partier and says, “Watch out for that union guy… he wants a piece of your cookie.

  123. All of these developments we see spreading before our eyes like information ink in water are saddening and encouraging. Encouraging because ordinary people are connecting at a distance with other ordinary people and sharing their ordinary lives and empowering others with their stories and struggles. Encouraging also, interestingly enough, in that we see the very limits of corporate power in the hubris of their action and so we see that the chinks in the armor are visible and large when the population demands even token change. Saddening in that so much suffering is undertaken to move one inch in the mud. And yet even this sadness is encouraging, and still it moves….

    • I’m with you on this…. and I believe people will restore sanity, even if it means eliminating all the billies and their families from the planet.

  124. China may be performing real-time keyword recognition on phone calls, ending ones with words like “protest.”

  125. Anti-democratic and pro-corporate moves are on a roll as the Very Few try to consolidate their position as parasites-of-the-whole. Some of this is bound to rub off on us occasionally, but I find your claim of COTO disdain hard to figure. How about some more info?

  126. I long ago adopted an ancient Latin phrase as my personal motto and it’s very handy when my ass is raw from the nitwits who argue for the sake of argument, mistaking that for vitality and spirit: “Non Illegitimi Carborundum” (Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down) !

    Meanwhile we’re in lifeboat-mode so we can’t afford to lose each other.

    • I hear you. I’ve recently been thinking how my psychedelic compassion of former years has lately become shrill frustration, and nearly contempt. It doesn’t help, but with so many cocooned by fear into denial and distraction I’d love to bop some of them upside the head.

      We need to treat each other better. Synergistically an article I read the other day noted: “Criticism: the only known antidote to error.” And that needs to be exchanges of personal truths, not zingers.

      Take your break, but come back! We need original input especially from the doers amongst us. Snipers please note: frustration diminishes when people become actively engaged!

  127. Facebook wants to collaborate with China’s censors. Collusion and collaboration is the corporate rule. Don’t expect anything but serious infringements on liberty from corp goons.

    “Facebook will do anything to get China to accept its friend request. As China cracks down on dissidents and Google condemns that country’s authoritarian leadership, Facebook is considering a partnership with Chinese censors.

    Will you tell Facebook to start respecting civil liberties? Just click here to sign our petition to Mark Zuckerberg.”

  128. Regarding your article
    it would be nice if you could differentiate your article(s) from the USG’s lies and disinformation by being factually correct instead: ‘attacks of 9/11 that killed 3000 Americans’ – well no, it did NOT kill 3000 AMERICANS, there were hundreds of foreigners killed too, nor was it 3000. Your illustration of the twin towers and the planes is also wrong. If you can’t even get basics like this right, then maybe you should stop propagating your opinion as such, if you want to gain and maintain, credibility.

  129. Well, sometime today our government had to start dipping into its pension funds to cover its debts. Amazing the ways our government can steal from its own funds to keep itself artificially afloat. Republicans and Dems alike agree that US defaulting on its payments we would be inviting economic catastrophe. We are told that the debt as a percentage of the economy is at a 50 year high, but this is really a vast understatement. Most of our so-called GDP is illusory, as we make very little in real goods, and much of the GDP is really the artificial creation of the financial markets, little of which is taxed. Also, with so much of the wealth going to the top 1%, it is effectively taken out of circulation. “It’s the End of The World As We Know It”. And I personally don’t feel fine.

  130. Proof everything Netanyahu said in congress, and says in general, is just propaganda to cover his real plans for Palestine:

    Well, he has certainly proved his point about knowing how to ‘handle ‘ US government.

    Also, great piece on Corbett (not Colbert) Report on the bin Ladens and US government duplicity:

  131. In his speeches about land and border security , I haven’t heard Netanyahu mention anything about how the settlements have allowed Israel to steal 85% of the West Bank’s water supply. Or how it is really Israel that has almost invariably attacked it’s neighbors, starting with it’s sneak attack on the Sinai in 1956, which seems to be almost universally forgotten now.

  132. Imagination is not a gift, it must be conquered.
    “My aim is to agitate and disturb people. I’m not selling bread, I’m selling yeast.”

  133. Did you see this story on Al Jazeera?
    US police smash camera for recording killing
    Miami man hid phone memory card in his mouth to preserve footage in battle over recording tools.

  134. New nomination for “WHO WE READ”-
    Huge selection of free docs to watch online, entire 9/11 section, Science and enviroment sections, stuff like An Inconvenient Truth, Noam Chomsky-Manufacturing Consent, and my personal favorite, The Primacy of Consciousness by Peter Russell

  135. i think we should all live like monkeys bonobos

  136. Interestingly I think that unless the abstractions are stripped out of what we see and read we are merely reprogrammed.

    General semantics – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    General semantics is an educational discipline created by Alfred Korzybski. Its basic assumption is that “language ‘enslaves’ us by conditioning our brains …
    Overview – History – Connections to other disciplines – Criticism –

  137. It’s paradoxical. Without language we can’t communicate with each other and lose the benfits of culture- complexity, cooperation and comfort. With language, we risk never moving beyond received conditioning. It is really up to us to practice insight and contemplation- things the modern world makes most difficult.

  138. Language is a tool humans use to operate in the world at large. Abstraction is useful in some situations. However, it is up to us to use language well and keep in mind the name is not the thing. Specificity clarifies abstraction and allows us to use logical steps as rungs on the ladder. Critical thinking is not taught to children and instead we desire to imprint on them the bias of the tribe.

  139. Discussion and suggestions for effective activism:
    Hope you’ll like it.

  140. Rady, I appreciate that you found my post worth putting on the COTO Report (Fronting Intervention) but there are two issues with doing so:
    1) I was unaware of it and
    2) it becomes content that you “sell” in one sense by being a “donation” site.
    I do not solicit donations and any use of my work to do such needs to be approved.

    Of course, I’m sure you’re aware that you can copy and paste as well as do a bit more as preface to say “such and such was written by X on their blog and we think it fits here and here’s a piece now go read the rest there.”

  141. What is up with using the COTOReport URL for your own use, Rady?

    Who is RJR and how did he get to publish here?

    • thx for the heads up on RJR ~ Coto2 has open comment policy, so can’t catch all the baddies.

      We can’t make money on coto2 as a site, so we have to switch eventually. We’re gonna start selling products soon — but for now, we’ll do that thru since it’s already free of WP and becuz it’s 8 times bigger than coto2, and I have a store there.

      but, that’ll take another week or so

  142. Hi,

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  143. Contact Lindauer…Phillip Marshall has been “suicided” along with his family members. Highly suspicious stuff.

    • what can Lindauer do about this? Why do you suggest she be contacted?

      The murder-suicide allegation is highly suspicious given the pilot’s work on 911-inside-job.

      related, l am convinced there’s a do-not-hire order on me… so i guess poverty is better than death, but jeez.

  144. Coming 5yrs late to E.Woodworth’s article on 911 phone calls. A detail needs explaining to me.
    She says that stamped times for calls were set by the time at the ground station. In the example that she posts, she interprets 07:15:34 on the original document to mean 09:15:34 Eastern Daylight Time. However, the original document also indicates the “cell site” to be Corsoville, PA. Is this the “ground station”? Since Pennsylvania is in the Eastern Time Zone, there should be no need for adjustment. Perhaps, if the time stamp is never set for Daylight time, then an adjustment of 1 hour would make the actual EDT 8:15:34. But not 09:15:34.
    So the question is: what is meant by “ground station” and where is it physically located? In other words, why is the time stamp adjusted by adding 2 hours?

  145. This website is a great start. Why has it stalled?
    The news every day is filled with pertinent topics.

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