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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A
Mark Twain On Why War Is Always Wrong
ZZZZZZzzzzt: Double Dose Of Scoop Feedback
David Miller: After The Taliban, What?
Today Is World Day of Action Against McDonalds
Katya Rivas – Good News From On High

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
Powell Heads For Islamabad
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US WAR SOURCES:
Irish Anti-War Protest Broken Up By Police
Bert-Osama Connection Concerns Correctives

OTHER NEWS
Gross Official Fisheries Incompetence Allegations
TVNZ’s New Livery – Glidetime
First Major Bill English Speech
Rod Donald Addresses CTU
APEC Begins Shortly In Shanghai – Goff And Clark Depart
Gathering For Poverty At Parliament Tomorrow
New Pro-Free Trade Group Launched

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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Business Opinion – Tizard’s Chris Fletcher Endorsement – Benefits – Air New Zealand Bailout – Education Crises – Pro GE Advert – Soil Sterilisation – Food Price Inflation – Dioxin – Auckland Roading – Drug Seizures – Tizard’s Relationship With John Banks. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 16 October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00092.htm


Mark Twain On Why War Is Always Wrong

-“... I know your race. It is made up of sheep. It is governed by minorities, seldom or never by majorities. It suppresses its feelings and its beliefs and follows the handful that makes the most noise. Sometimes the noisy handful is right, sometimes ...” See... The Origins of the War in Afghanistan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00091.htm


ZZZZZZzzzzt: Double Dose Of Scoop Feedback

- Two readers take exception to Peter Cresswell’s first column, a reader from Spain opines on Naomi Klein and a battle royale is brewing between two readers over NZ’s defence arrangements in general, and the F16s we didn't buy in particular. See... Scoop Feedback: Cresswell, Klein And NZ’s Defence [1] . An Uncalled-For War - POEM: “News”, The “story” as of 12.10.01 See... Scoop Feedback: An Uncalled For War [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00089.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00090.htm


David Miller: After The Taliban, What?

- At this stage of the United States led offensive against Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban militia and the al-Qaeda terrorist network, the primary objective has been to destroy the Taliban air defences along with their ability to fly, as well as destroying their ... See... David Miller: What Happens After The Taliban? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00088.htm


Today Is World Day of Action Against McDonalds

- Ronald McDonald will be facing numerous charges on Tuesday, the 16th of October, World Day of Action Against McDonalds. He is set to appear in front of an unbiased and just jury of animal and human rights activists, environmentalists, and anti-capitalists ... See... Ronald McDonald Faces Numerous Charges [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00070.htm


Katya Rivas – Good News From On High

- The enemy is now among the exhausted ones. He is lying down, already knowing his defeat; with his perpetual disasters he hates with rancor the angelic chants that repeat the Hosanna of Bethlehem. See... Katya Rivas: And There Will Be Peace! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00087.htm


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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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STRIKES AGAINST AFGHANISTAN - SCOOP SPECIAL

Powell Heads For Islamabad

– A General Strike was called in Pakistan yesterday to greet US Secretary of State Colin Powell on a coalition building tour to South Asia. Today he meets with Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf. See... Powell Briefing on Board Plane En Route Pakistan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00091.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US WAR SOURCES:

DoD News Briefing 15/10 - Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers [1] State Dept. Daily Press Briefing October 15, 2001 [2] State Dept. Daily Press Briefing October 12, 2001 [3] Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz with Italian PM [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00094.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00093.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00092.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00089.htm


Irish Anti-War Protest Broken Up By Police

- Civil rights in Dublin city have again come under attack for the third time in two weeks, when the Irish police force, the Gardai drove paddy wagons into an anti war march as it attempted to take to the streets. See... Images: Irish Civil Rights Attacked At War Demo [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00090.htm


Bert-Osama Connection Concerns Correctives

-“The Corrective Party wishes to ask what must be done against Bert, the muppet manifestation of evil!!!” Sister Paedophobia, Second Childhood spokesnun asked this morning. See... Correctives: Bert - The Enema Within!!! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00088.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Gross Official Fisheries Incompetence Allegations

- New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters is calling for the dismissal of the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Fisheries after a case in the Court of Appeal found that both the Ministry and its Chief Executive were guilty of gross incompetence; ... See... Gross Incompetence In Fisheries, Heads Should Roll [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00309.htm


TVNZ’s New Livery – Glidetime

- “If the Broadcasting Minister's answer to a failing TVNZ is more committees, then it's quite clear she asked the wrong question,” National's Broadcasting spokesperson Katherine Rich said today. See... Minister smothers TVNZ with bureaucracy [1] and Structure Confirmed For TVNZ [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00307.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00306.htm


First Major Bill English Speech

– “A week is a long time in politics, but a short time in the life of a nation. It's with some humility, but plenty of determination that I take on the job of Leader of the National Party.” See... A Strong Economy - A Secure Community - English [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00303.htm


Rod Donald Addresses CTU

- It is an honour to be invited to address the conference of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. I bring you greetings from my co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons and our industrial relations spokesperson Sue Bradford. See... 'The mice who roar' - Rod Donald CTU Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00300.htm


APEC Begins Shortly In Shanghai – Goff And Clark Depart

- This year’s APEC meeting in Shanghai will provide a key forum for developing international co-operation in response to terrorism, Prime Minister Helen Clark said today. See... Response to terrorism high on APEC leaders’ agenda [1] and Goff to APEC Ministerial Meeting, Shanghai, China. [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00299.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00298.htm


Gathering For Poverty At Parliament Tomorrow

- The Wellington People's Centre in conjunction with local foodbanks will be gathering on parliament lawns at 12:30pm on Wednesday (17 October). It is 'International Day for the Eradication of Poverty' and the People's Centre will be reminding the government ...See... International Day for the Eradication of Poverty [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00087.htm


New Pro-Free Trade Group Launched

- The Trade Liberalisation Network (TLN) is an incorporated society led and supported by leading export interests wishing to promote social progress through trade liberalisation. See... Trade Liberalisation Network begins [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00084.htm

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