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COTO Report | Station with No Name; Feedback Loop; Reflections on an Anniversary

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By Rady Ananda

I love radicals; I can’t think of a stiffer drink Planet Earth has to offer me. Early one morning I followed an email link to this article by Tony Forest, The ‘Station with No Name’ – a dream, mixed with imagination and an irresistible pull to keep reading:

“Subways usually roll in, come to a halt and people just get in. Something was wrong here and it was my job to find out.”

How could a political oped open like a Sam Spade novel? It did. Then it spoke of a certain doom we all seem to sense:

“Our advantage was the way we communicated. We didn’t need walkie-talkies or cell phones or any other electronic gadget like the jackboots did. We weren’t organised in any way but we all had one thing in common: we were wide awake and aware of something very wrong, something very evil.”

Oh, yes, that’s the kind of prescience I believe exists among higher beings. I’d have to say that most radicals share it.

And though radicals are all pretty much strong headed and slightly defensive – making it difficult to always get along peachy fine – we often share a mutual respect. My read when I got home from work 13 hours later was this piece by Volaar: The Feedback Loop No One Thought Of. An icy splash of planetary realities that all armchair climatologists should heed.

Radicals don’t stop, don’t shut up, and get accused of all kinds of things. Mostly the censors find us “too extreme.” Our energy is “too intense” – our passion a bit over the top about things we can’t change. But how else does a sane, caring earth-loving egalitarian respond to “the obscene” which Bob Koehler writes about in Reflections on an Anniversary? Is it “extreme” to write:

“I fear that what the future requires isn’t to be … shaking our fists and demanding change — peace — from it, or from politicians caught up in it, by, for instance, marching and protesting on the anniversaries of bad wars, will not bring about the changes I hope to see in my lifetime. I say this not to devalue protest or the antiwar movement, which over the course of the last hundred years has grown into a permanent cultural presence.”

Genocide, depleted uranium, white phosphorus, land grab, resource wars. All obscene. Almost as obscene as the now never-ending “bailouts” – the latest being to the health insurance industry. Do bloated, wealth-sucking, earth-destroying corporations really need more of our hard-earned cash? The US military would rather destroy evidence of all this, Michael Collins reports.

Radicals perceive the most outlandish ideas, because they are not locked in regimented thought. Consider David Icke’s ideas, which he presented to Megan ‘Verb’ Kargher when she interviewed him.

Speaking of outlandish ideas, I saw my first chemtrails last week. There is no doubt they are different from a jet’s contrails. Chemtrails hang in the sky for hours, reflecting a rainbow unlike anything God or nature would create. What on earth are they doing to our skies?

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COTO Originals

How the Truth Works
By Robert C. Koehler
It helps to know how the truth works. You can try importing it into your life whole, as a set of rules carved in stone, and struggle to live up to it. A lot of ideas, even good ones — from religious creeds to diet plans — present themselves to us that way, as systems of perfect thought independent of the flawed slobs who would adhere to them. As far as I’m concerned, any idea that comes on those terms, imperiously demanding obedience, is a scam.

What’s a President to do?
By John Kusumi
At a discussion website today, the question in the air asked, “If You Were The President, What Would You Do?” Here’s my answer.

“Seditious Conspiracy” – Rising Up in the Name of Christ
By Michael Collins
On March 27, eight members of the Hutaree militia were arrested based a federal grand jury indictment for seditious conspiracy attempt to use weapons of mass destruction; teaching/demonstrating the use of explosive materials; plus two counts of carrying a firearm as part of a crime of violence.

Pro-GMO chemical polluter becomes Obama’s ag trade negotiator
By Rady Ananda
Despite declining bee and butterfly populations from agricultural chemicals, on Saturday the US Senate approved President Barack Obama’s nomination for chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Monsanto lobbyist Islam Siddiqui.

Army Intel ACORNing WikiLeaks? Web Publisher Under Attack
By Michael Collins
U.S. Army Counterterrorism issued a report that said WikiLeaks is a threat to U.S. security, particularly in Afghanistan. The report says that the organization should be destroyed and offered a plan. Does the government really think it can destroy WikiLeaks or is the leaked report part of a plan to smear the organization so badly, it will lose supporters and money?

COTO Report British Edition: An Interview with David Icke
By Megan ‘Verb’ Kargher
COTO Report British Edition goes to the Isle of Wight to bring you this audio interview with prolific author David Icke, one of the world’s leading researchers into the New World Order and the nature of reality. His new book, “Human Race Get Off Your Knees, the Lion Sleeps No More,” pokes into the nature of reality and politics. Icke lays out an alternate reality that challenges his audience to reconsider absolute certainties we believe about our universe, the nature of matter and what role humans play.

The ‘Station with No Name’
Guest Blogged by Tony Forest
“Thinking about what a friend had said, I was hoping it was a lie”
Subways usually roll in, come to a halt and people just get in. Something was wrong here and it was my job to find out.

The Feedback Loop No One Thought of: The Katla Volcano
By Richard Volaar
For the past several weeks, I have wondered about the impact on the tectonic plates of the melted glacier water rushing from the poles towards the equator. I looked at the relative depth of the water versus the depth of the lithosphere and concluded that we really had nothing significant to worry about regarding plate tectonics and global warming. Not quite. As usual, I spoke too soon.

Reflections on an Anniversary
By Robert C. Koehler
Is the war still going on? Well, yeah, with a grinding pointlessness that’s not worth talking about or even debating anymore. The smorgasbord of justifications has been permanently shut down: the 9/11 tie-in, the WMD, “another Munich,” democracy for the Middle East. When we don’t really have a mission, completing it is difficult indeed.

Speech: Kusumi on U.S.-China relations
By John Kusumi
Tiananmen Square was like a ton of bricks for Generation X; it was a savage atrocity, a crime against humanity, and an affront to Western sensibilities and American values. It was not forgivable. It was a hideous turn of history, by the hand of evil. U.S. China policy took a wrong turn, right then and there. One can say that U.S. China policy–itself–has been a hideous turn of history, by the hand of George Bush senior; and then by Bill Clinton; and then by George Bush junior.

Health care passes 219-212, bill summarized
By John Kusumi
Word is getting around. “House passes health care bill on 219-212 vote.” That’s the headline on a CNN article, a link to which appeared on Facebook, posted by my friend Erping Zhang.

Documentary Shows Child Abuse Ring Leads to Top Levels of Church, Government
Guest Blogged by Fred Burks
As the sexual abuse cases in the Catholic church now reach even to the pope, one documentary stands out. Conspiracy of Silence is a powerful, disturbing documentary revealing a U.S. child sex abuse and pedophilia ring that leads to the highest levels of government and Church.

The Dennis Kucinich Sellout on Health Insurance
By John Kusumi
There are no more heroes any more. In the fullness of 30 years, I have rooted for the alternatives: John Anderson, Ron Paul, Jerry Brown, Ross Perot, Ralph Nader, David Cobb, Dennis Kucinich. Then I come to find: John Anderson is a globalist; Ron Paul is weak on human rights…

The Gitmo Distraction
By Robert C. Koehler
America’s charade of change comes complete with national “debate” and a slight readjustment of the center to accommodate the Bush Lite policies of the Obama presidency.

Why Aren’t Lehman Bros in Handcuffs Yet?
By Rady Ananda
From around the web, several sources are questioning Lehman Brothers’ rampant thievery and cover-up facilitated by corporate media.

Michael Moore Slowly Awakening to the Awful Truth?
By Deb JerseyG
It seems he has drawn the curtain back just a bit to expose the fake left/right paradigm that is our political system. He still hasn’t reached COTO status yet but it’s starting to look like maybe Mike isn’t a shill for the dem establishment after all. “The Green They Steal, The Greed They Wear …” a St. Patrick’s Day lament by Michael Moore.

EPIC 2010 Awards: Vote for film on 1st Woman of Color in Congress
By Rady Ananda
The White House Project, an organization dedicated to putting a woman in the White House, has opened up voting for Emerging Artist Award from a field of twelve nominees. I’ve cast my online vote for the film, Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority, by Kimberlee Bassford, interviewed in the video below, with some clips from the film.

’Jeopardizing U.S. Standing’ – the Petraeus Controversy
By Michael Collins
Leaks from a recent top level briefing by General David Petraeus are causing quite a controversy. The general pointed out that, “Israeli intransigence on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was jeopardizing U.S. standing in the region.” Mark Perry reported in Foreign Policy that “No previous CENTCOM commander had ever expressed himself on what is essentially a political issue…” What on earth is Perry talking about? Every CENTCOM commander has endorsed the continuation of the Iraq war and occupation. That’s as essentially political as you can get.