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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Richard Prebble Isn't!
Upton Online: The View From Paris
Keith Rankin: Lessons From Braveheart
Business Confidence Collapses In Wake Of 911
Scoop Images + Link: Who Is That Guy!
Katya Rivas: Hope Is Green

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
UK Media Increasingly Sceptical About Freedom’s Endurance
Chomsky On Radio NZ – Znet Transcript
Amnesty Calls For “Collateral Damage”Inquiry
DoD Map Of Air Strikes
MORE FROM OFFICIAL US SOURCES:
White House Will Hear No Evil
The War In Pictures - Courtesy of The DoD

OTHER NEWS
Top Brass Appointments Shakeup
Dioxin Announcement Receives Mixed Reaction
Carter To Whip On For Nats
Superfund Bill Passed – Cullen Delighted
Tribute To Veteran Centenarian
Unwanted Oil Strike In New Plymouth Backyard
Willie Jackson Speech On Auckland Mayoralty Race
No More BBC World Service Interludes On Nat Radio
Kachingo!

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS


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Scoop Is In The House - Richard Prebble Isn't!

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Air New Zealand – Tertiary Education – Air New Zealand – Fashion Textiles And Clothing – PPTA Strike – NZ Authors Fund – Wellington X-rays – Air Force Redundancies – Mobile Phone Regulation – Cancer Treatment Equipment – Marian Hobbs Achievements – Community Housing For Mentally Disabled. During question eight ACT Leader Richard Prebble was "Named" and ejected from the house. See… SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –11 October [1] EARLIER Q&A IN THE HOUSE: Wednesday - Questions – 10 October [2] - Tuesday - Questions - 9 October [3] NOTE: The house is sitting under urgency today and tomorrow. See... Greens agree to more sitting hours [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00068.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00060.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00053.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00199.htm


Upton Online: The View From Paris

- Upton-on-line reflects on the sudden rash of musings by Islamic experts in the media, reports direct from the chalk face of contemporary French education, and passes on some mouth watering details of just some of the goodies that French political trotters can hope to dredge from the political trough. But first, the leadership change in New Zealand’s National Party. See... Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition - 11th October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00064.htm


Keith Rankin: Lessons From Braveheart

- Watching Simon Schama's tale (telecast on Saturday) of the "pacification" of Wales and Scotland by Edward I ("Longshanks") at the end of the 13th century, I could see that a parallel could be easily drawn with recent world events. What makes the 911 analogy so interesting is that so many people who identified with the "terrorist" (William Wallace aka Mel Gibson) in Braveheart would be equally passionately calling for the entrails of Osama bin Laden. See... Keith Rankin: 911 Braveheart [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00063.htm


Business Confidence Collapses In Wake Of 911

- “The decline in confidence featured in the latest Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion was to be expected given the continuing economic and political fallout from the terrorist attacks on the United States,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Confidence drop inevitable under the circumstances [1] MORE: - ACT - Drop Super Scheme, Cut Tax to Boost Confidence [2] - Deutsche Bank - Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion - Q3 2001 [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00228.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00234.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0110/S00067.htm


Scoop Images + Link: Who Is That Guy!

- Members of the tribalwar.com forum have been having fun with the guy pictured in Scoop Oddity #5 : Postcard From The Edge , perhaps the most emailed hoax photo of all time. As can be seen this guy has been everywhere! See... Scoop Oddity #6 : WTC Guy Spotted Everywhere! [1] . See also SCOOP LINK... The Tourist Of Death [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00058.htm
[2] - http://members.tripod.com/touristofdeath/

Katya Rivas: Hope Is Green

- Hope is always green because it does not turn pale with the fluctuation of human things, it does not pall with the winds of setbacks, and it does not change under the rain of contradictions. Here I have explained the mystery. See... Katya Rivas: Trust Is an Act of Love and Hope [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00062.htm


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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE


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UK Media Increasingly Sceptical About Freedom’s Endurance

- Two links to important UK commentaries on the War Against Terror. The Independent: “Bush and Blair have already lost the talking war across the Middle East” - The Times: “They opted to bomb, it had better work”. See... Scoop Links: Latest UK Commentary On War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00066.htm


Chomsky On Radio NZ – Znet Transcript

- A fortnight after I began by asking Prof. Chomsky about the fact that it’s now more than a fortnight SINCE THE attacks ON THE world trade center, AND THE widespread U. S. Punitive military strike Many had feared would inevitably follow, hasn’t occurred. See... Noam Chomsky interviewed by John Campbell [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00065.htm


Amnesty Calls For “Collateral Damage”Inquiry

- Amnesty International today expressed serious concern at the killing of civilians in the context of attacks on Afghanistan carried out by US and UK forces since 7 October 2001, and is calling for clarification as to the circumstances of civilian ... See... Call for prompt investigation into civilian deaths [1] MORE: - UN - UN News: Four UN Workers Killed In Afghanistan [2] . - NZ Green Party - Deaths of UN aid workers worsens crisis [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00062.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00048.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00210.htm


DoD Map Of Air Strikes

- U.S. military strikes against terrorist and military targets, and humanitarian relief airdrops for the Afghan people, continued for a third day yesterday. There was no Rumsfeld briefing. See... Image: Operation Enduring Freedom Update - Oct. 10 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00061.htm


MORE FROM OFFICIAL US SOURCES:

- Donald Rumsfeld - Donald Rumsfeld Interview with Dan Rather [1] - Colin Powell - Powell On FBI Announcement On Terrorists [2] and US President Unveils America's "Most Wanted" [3] - State Department - October 9, 2001 Daily Press Briefing [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00060.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00059.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00054.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00058.htm


White House Will Hear No Evil

- The United States Bush administration is becoming increasingly intolerant toward media reporting statements of terrorist Osama bin Laden. Here is a Whitehouse transcript of the media giving US President Bush's press secretary a roasting. See... US Dances Around Censorship of Media [1] . See also…White House: Counter-Terrorism Cyberspace Security [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00056.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00055.htm


The War In Pictures - Courtesy of The DoD

- Images: US Bombs Afghanistan With Food [1] - Images: Carrier Based Strike Aircraft [2] - Images: Dealers of Heavy Duty Destruction [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00053.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00052.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00051.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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Top Brass Appointments Shakeup

- A shake-up in the appointment process for Defence Force chiefs has been announced today by the Minister of Defence Mark Burton. See... New appointment process for Defence Force chiefs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00233.htm


Dioxin Announcement Receives Mixed Reaction

- The Green Party today said the Government's decision to develop a national environmental standard to control dioxin emissions is a good first step, but does not go nearly far enough in reducing dioxin contamination of New Zealand. See... Dioxin measures don't go nearly far enough [1] - Minister Marian Hobbs - Proposed dioxin standard to reduce health risk [2] - Greenpeace - Dioxin Action Plan Short of the Mark [3] - Ministry For The Environment - Reducing exposure to dioxins important - expert [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00225.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00223.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00060.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00059.htm


Carter To Whip On For Nats

- National's caucus re-elected Northland MP John Carter this morning in a special caucus meeting, Opposition Leader Bill English said today. See... John Carter re-elected as senior whip [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00224.htm


Superfund Bill Passed – Cullen Delighted

- “The passage of the New Zealand Superannuation Bill marks a big day for the Parliament, the Government and the country,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said. See... Passage of Super Bill - A Big Day for NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00222.htm


Tribute To Veteran Centenarian

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today paid tribute to New Zealand World War One veteran Lawrence Morris ‘Curly’ Blyth, who died yesterday aged 105, and said that that his passing symbolised the end of an era. See... PM pays tribute to ‘Curly’ Blyth [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00235.htm


Unwanted Oil Strike In New Plymouth Backyard

- Associate Energy Minister Paul Swain says the Crown is stepping in to help a New Plymouth family forced out of their home by a flow of water and gas from a 1920s bore. See... Bayley Road Water and Gas Leak [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00226.htm


Willie Jackson Speech On Auckland Mayoralty Race

- One tory is as bad as another says Willie. See…A Tory Is A Tory Is A Tory - Willie Jackson Spch [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00219.htm


No More BBC World Service Interludes On Nat Radio

-“After a difficult period of seven months negotiation, PSA members at Radio New Zealand yesterday ratified their new collective agreement which expired on 31 March this year” said Richard Wagstaff PSA National Secretary. See... RNZ Collective Agreement Ratified [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0110/S00061.htm


Kachingo!

- Retail chains and their suppliers world-wide are searching for the most up-to-date and effective tools to increase sales while building customer retention and market share. See... NZ invention set to win world-wide sales [1] , Big network roll out for rewards programme [2] and Shop for a million dollars! [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0110/S00050.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0110/S00052.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0110/S00051.htm

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