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UAW files charges against Romney on his auto bail-out profiteering

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Broke ethics law hiding millions, say good government groups

For Mitt Romney, it's one scary Halloween. The Presidential candidate has just learned that tomorrow afternoon he will charged with violating the federal Ethics in Government law by improperly concealing his multi-million dollar windfall from the auto industry bail-out.

At a press conference in Toledo, Bob King, President of the United Automobile Workers, will announce that his union and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) have filed a formal complaint with the US Office of Government Ethics in Washington stating that Gov. Romney improperly hid a profit of $15.3 million to $115.0 million in Ann Romney's so-called "blind" trust.

The union chief says, "The American people have a right to know about Gov. Romney's potential conflicts of interest, such as the profits his family made from the auto rescue," "It's time for Gov. Romney to disclose or divest."

"While Romney was opposing the rescue of one of the nation's most important manufacturing sectors, he was building his fortunes with his Delphi investor group, making his fortunes off the misfortunes of others," King added.

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Israel warned by US it will be on its own if Iran attacked

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A military strike on Iran by way of Israel could still occur at a moment's notice, but the US is now warning its allies that any action overseas would jeopardize America's ability to assist in a Middle East war.

Although US President Barack Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney both say the next administration will be aligned with any Israeli efforts to prevent Iran from procuring a nuclear weapon, any unilateral strike on the Islamic Republic could prevent America from offering its service in the event of a war.

The United States currently has military bases across much of the world, including key stations in Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Should Israel decide to strike Iran, instability in the region is expected to become rampant and American officials fear they won't be able to rely on troops stationed overseas to come to their ally's aid.

"The Gulf states' one great fear is Iran going nuclear. The other is a regional war that would destabilize them," a source in the region tells the UK's Guardian. "They might support a massive war against Iran, but they know they are not going to get that, and they know a limited strike is not worth it, as it will not destroy the program and only make Iran angrier."

USA

'US defeat in Syria would be end of US hegemony in Middle East' says geopolitical analyst

The United States is doing everything possible to salvage 'operation Syria' and in doing so hedging all their bets on its success, says Eric Draitser, geopolitical analyst from stopimperialism.com. But that strategy, Draitser believes, will fail.

­Earlier, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the US no longer sees Syria's foreign-based National Council as a leading opposition force, due to its lack of support on the ground.

The Syrian opposition consists of various rebel militias, many of which have been infiltrated by radical Islamists linked to Al-Qaeda.

A new 51 member "National Initiative Council" is due to be unveiled in Doha next week, and will include only 15 seats for the SNC.

Meanwhile, the SNC is planning to base itself inside Syria, in an attempt to prove its relevance to skeptical international backers. But as Eric Draitser told RT, these efforts may be too little too late to fit into US plans for the region.

Propaganda

Capitalising on disaster: NYC Mayor Bloomberg endorses Obama, citing climate change

Michael R. Bloomberg
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Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York introduced Barack Obama before a speech in 2008.
In a surprise announcement, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Thursday that Hurricane Sandy had reshaped his thinking about the presidential campaign and that as a result he was endorsing President Obama.

Mr. Bloomberg, a political independent in his third term leading New York City, has been sharply critical of both Mr. Obama, a Democrat, and Mitt Romney, the president's Republican rival, saying that both men have failed to candidly confront the problems afflicting the nation. But he said he had decided over the past several days that Mr. Obama was the best candidate to tackle the global climate change that the mayor believes contributed to the violent storm, which took the lives of at least 38 New Yorkers and caused billions of dollars in damage.

"The devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to New York City and much of the Northeast - in lost lives, lost homes and lost business - brought the stakes of next Tuesday's presidential election into sharp relief," Mr. Bloomberg wrote in an editorial for Bloomberg View.

"Our climate is changing," he wrote. "And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it may be - given the devastation it is wreaking - should be enough to compel all elected leaders to take immediate action."

Comment: Surprise? No. Just another prime example of how politicians capitalise on disaster with some climate change propaganda thrown in for good measure. Straight out of the book of Obama's chief of staff Rahm Emanuel who said, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."


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Mossad's Terror Squad Assassinating Iraqi Scientists

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Iraqi sources revealed on Wednesday that a Mossad terror squad has infiltrated into Iraq to assassinate the country's scientists.

"The Mossad team which includes 30 to 40 members with Lebanese, Palestinian and Iraqi nationalities is led by a person named al-Bir who bears a Lebanese/Palestinian nationality," an informed source told the Iraqi UR News Agency on Wednesday.

According to the source, the hideout of the terrorist group is located behind a church in Salman Fayeq street in Baghdad. The members of the terror squad have killed over 1,000 Iraqi scientists in Baghdad and other cities so far and still have a blacklist to go ahead.

In 2011, reports revealed that US Department of Defense (Pentagon) and US forces in Iraq have collaborated with the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, to assassinate over 550 scientists and academic figures after the occupation of Iraq in April 2003.

"Mossad in collaboration with American forces in Iraq killed 350 Iraqi nuclear scientists and 200 university professors in Iraq from 2003 to 2008," International Reality, a Jordanian daily, said quoting a special security report prepared by US State Department in 2008 and delivered to President George W. Bush at the time.

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The global gap between rich and poor is at its highest level for 20 years and is growing

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Global inequalities in wealth are at their highest level for 20 years and are growing, according to a new report by Save The Children.

While the charity acknowledges progress has been made in goals such as reducing child mortality, the report says this has been uneven across income groups.

Continuing inequality could hinder further progress in improving living standards, the charity says.

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Wearing a mask during a protest can now cost you up to ten years in jail in Canada


Comment: Police-sponsored agent provocateurs (known for wearing masks while pushing peaceful demonstrations to violence) beware!


TV

A reporter replies to Samuel L. Jackson's "Wake the f**k up, America" ad

That reporter would be me. My reply, for starters, is a video cartoon. Watch it here:


I'm tired of celebrities who don't have a clue, who think this election is really about the differences between Obama and Romney.

This election is about the pretense of differences. As any awake American knows, we have one political party in this country. It has two heads. Its heads are corporate. Its heads are Globalist.

Cult

Children's TV host Jimmy Savile was a 'psychopath' with a 'liking for children'

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Evil Savile, a psychopath, ya think?
Jimmy Savile was considered a "psychopath" with a "liking for children" by the staff at the high security Broadmoor hospital during the 1980s, it has been claimed.

The new allegations came as his £4m estate was frozen in response to the mounting sexual abuse claims against the late television and radio star.

The former DJ was given full access to the hospital because of his fund-raising activities and would roam the corridors and take girls back to his flat on the campus, it was claimed.

Some nurses even joked that it should have been him behind bars such was his behaviour.

"I'd long considered him, as did my colleagues did, as a man with a severe personality disorder and a liking for children," Richard Harrison, a psychiatric nurse at Broadmoor for 30 years during Savile's tenure told Channel 4 News.

"I'd say he was a psychopath," said Bob Allen, a staff nurse at the time. "A lot of the staff said he should be behind bars. We used to laugh about it in those days."

Attention

At Hallowe'en, nothing is more terrifying than the reality of war

Fallujah Birth Defect
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A horrific example of the birth defects suffered by babies in Fallujah
When I lived in Vietnam I saw first hand the legacy of the use of Agent Orange the US forces had used for deforestation in the Vietnam war. 400,000 people were killed or maimed, and 500,000 children born with birth defects as a result of its use. I was teaching at a school that was supporting a local charity which cared for children still being born with horrific birth defects. They were the third generation to have their lives destroyed by these toxic chemicals. At the care home we visited the heroic nun in charge, who told us how she had first found the children abandoned by their parents in cages with chains around their arms. Many of those children still bore the scars on their wrists. Most would not live past 18. Their spines would curve as they grew until their organs could no longer function. They were there because they had been abandoned on the street by families too poor to look after them. I held a 4-month-old boy who had been found in a shopping bag behind a waste bin. He was deaf, blind and oblivious to the actions of others, and would be deprived of a life we take for granted.

I was recently reminded of that terrible scene after reading an article that stopped me in my tracks. It reminded me of just how horrifying, destructive and inhumane the actions of our world 'leaders' have been. And continue to be.

The news I'm referring to is a shocking revelation that is lost behind the backdrop of Halloween party costumes, the 24/7 coverage the US Presidential election circus and media hysteria of 'Frankenstom' Sandy.

A study recently published in the Environmental Contamination and Toxicology bulletin, found that the weapons and ammunition used by the US and its Imperial apparatus - NATO - in the illegal destruction and occupation of Iraq have led to significant rise in birth defects and unexplainable illnesses. In fact, there has been a five-fold increase in birth defects since the occupation began.