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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Conspiracy! Where Were The Fighters On 911?
Cresswell: The Rehabilitation Of Afghanistan
ZZZZZzzzzt Feedback
Taupo Eruption Biggest In Last 75,000 Years
MoH Advises Estelle-35 ED Pill Users To See Their GP
Rifle Stolen From Sleeping Soldiers
Aid Offer Seen As Possible US/Cuban Relations Watershed
Scoop World: GE Crop Destroyers Acquitted In The UK
Guest Opinion: WTO = “We Take Over”
WTO Declaration Decoded
Katya Rivas

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
Don’t Bomb, Apologise – NZ Bishops
Howard’s End: Dead Or Alive bin Laden Wins
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS
Briefing From 10 Downing St

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Secret DNA Storage Raises Big Brother Fears
Cockies Recieve A Kyoto Briefing
Greenpeace Action Against Dioxin Polluter In Auckland
Charitable Moves Not Enough
Speechifying….
Alcohol Advertising Ban Call

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Conspiracy! Where Were The Fighters On 911?

- On 11 September there were two entire squadrons of combat-ready fighter jets at Andrews Air Force base just 10 miles from the Pentagon. Their job was to protect the skies over Washington D.C. They failed to do their job. Despite over one hour's advance warning of a terrorist attack in progress. The team at tenc.net do the research, and indict the US Administration for murder. See... Guilty For 9-11 (Part 1) – Introduction [1] and Guilty For 9-11 (Part 2) - Cheney's Cover Story [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00122.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00123.htm


Cresswell: The Rehabilitation Of Afghanistan

- Our current statesmen may not know how to go about successfully rebuilding a conquered country, but we only need to travel back half a century to find some statesman who did know how. See... PC's Opinion: The Roots of Peace [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00125.htm


ZZZZZzzzzt Feedback

- As an American Citizen, who was essentially forced to read your "propaganda" for my work, I am compelled to tell you that I am offended. Not that that will mean anything to you, as far away as you are. See... Feedback: Scoop Offends Ground Zero Worker [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00124.htm


Taupo Eruption Biggest In Last 75,000 Years

- New research has found that the eruption that formed modern-day Lake Taupo 27,000 years ago is the world's biggest eruption in the last 75,000 years. See... Taupo-Forming Eruption One Of World's Biggest [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0111/S00044.htm


MoH Advises Estelle-35 ED Pill Users To See Their GP

- Women using the oral contraceptive Estelle-35 ED should make an appointment with their GP or Family Planning Clinic this week after the pill was recalled by its manufacturer Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd. See... MoH Consulted On Estelle-35 ED Recall [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0111/S00050.htm


Rifle Stolen From Sleeping Soldiers

- A New Zealand Army Steyr rifle was stolen from the back of a Land Rover while the vehicle’s occupants were asleep, near Waiouru early this morning. The Land Rover was parked on Defence land around one kilometre from the Desert Road. See... One Army Rifle Stolen In Waiouru [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0111/S00049.htm


Aid Offer Seen As Possible US/Cuban Relations Watershed

- The US offer to directly deliver food to Havana, in wake of most devastating storm to hit Cuba since 1944, is a watershed event and could be step one in a breakthrough in relations. See... Widening Opportunity For Washington And Havana [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00160.htm


Scoop World: GE Crop Destroyers Acquitted In The UK

- At Worcester Crown Court a Jury of 8 men and 4 women acquitted, Barbara Charvet, age 59, a retired English teacher and Jim Ridout age 26, a self employed landscape gardener on two counts of criminal damage each when they cut down Genetically Modified crops. See... UK Jury Acquit For Cutting Down GM Crops - Again [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00164.htm


Guest Opinion: WTO = “We Take Over”

- The day the World Trade Organisation (WTO) came into existence, on January 1, 1995, the Indian Express had carried a pocket cartoon on its front page. It showed two people walking amidst high rise buildings with huge billboards for popular multinational brands like Pepsi Cola, Coke, Philips, and McDonalds. The cartoon depicted one of the person walking down the street, asking: "What does WTO stand for?" The other man replied: "We Take Over". See... Opinion: WTO Doha Ministerial: "We Take Over" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00163.htm


WTO Declaration Decoded

- Analysis from the World Development Movement of the Final Ministerial Declaration of the 4th Ministerial Conference of the WTO in Doha. See... Analysis of the WTO Doha Ministerial Declaration [1] and WTO DOHA: Final Ministerial Declaration [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00162.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00111.htm


Katya Rivas

- My blessed children, I return to your little hearts to give you nourishment. During the time of hunger and misery, you must not hide the bread nor the water of Life; the more you give, the more you will receive. See... Katya Rivas: Hasten to Reform [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00121.htm


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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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Don’t Bomb, Apologise – NZ Bishops

- Those of us who live in relative security and affluence need to be honest enough to apologise most sincerely for our years of blindness to the plight of suffering peoples, the poor, and those who carry the heavy and tragic burden of history, wars, dominations and betrayals. It is an illusion to believe that terrorism can be defeated with revenge or violent reprisal. The perpetrators of terrorism should remain in moral isolation. Sadly they do not when their terrorism is matched with hostilities that cause large numbers of innocent civilian casualties. See... NZ Catholic And Anglican Bishops On Afghanistan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00120.htm


Howard’s End: Dead Or Alive bin Laden Wins

- The West is fighting a war on the other side of the globe. To determine how soon we will extricate ourselves from that regional tar pit, we need to consider how we got into it. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Playing The "Great Game" Badly [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00119.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS

- DoD News Briefing 20/11 - Clarke and Stufflebeem [1] - Powell with German Foreign Minister Fischer [2] - Powell Remarks on Afghan Women [3] - Reconstruction Of Afghanistan - O'Neill & Ogata [4] - Reconstruction Of Afghanistan - Powell [5] - Secretary Rumsfeld Interview With WBBM Radio [6] - Secretary Rumsfeld With Philippine President [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00165.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00159.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00158.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00157.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00156.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00154.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00153.htm


Briefing From 10 Downing St

- Questioned about reports of a rift between the UK and US on the issue of deployment, the PMOS said that had journalists listened to the Prime Minister's phonecall last night with President Bush, they would have seen just how baseless the stories about divisions were. See... 10 Downing St Lobby Briefing: 11am Tuesday 20 Nov [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00161.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Secret DNA Storage Raises Big Brother Fears

- A huge database of DNA from almost every New Zealander born since 1969 is being held in storage without the knowledge of most donors and with no adequate control over its security and the use it can be put to, Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley says. See... DNA Databank Danger [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00363.htm


Cockies Recieve A Kyoto Briefing

- Energy Minister Pete Hodgson today urged Federated Farmers to maximise their benefits by taking a constructive and strategic approach to climate change issues. See... Fed Farmers urged to take climate change seriously [1] and Climate change and New Zealand farming [2] MORE PETE HODGSON ON KYOTO: - Time To Talk Economic Sense On Kyoto Protocol [3] - Climate Change Information For Schools Released [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00347.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00348.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00354.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00361.htm


Greenpeace Action Against Dioxin Polluter In Auckland

- 21 November 2001, Auckland: Greenpeace has targeted Waste Resources’ incinerator at Auckland airport calling the company a dioxin outlaw and demanding that the incinerator be closed down. See... Auckland Waste Incinerator – Dioxin Outlaw [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00119.htm


Charitable Moves Not Enough

- United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says the Government's plans to increase the charitable donations tax rebate by $100 to $600 although welcome, are really “quite miserly.” See... Government's Miserly Moves On Charitable Donations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00359.htm


Speechifying….

- For more house holiday season speeches see… Baycorp Smartnet workshops - Anderton Speech [1] , Sandra Lee Speech To Federated Farmers [2] , Jim Sutton Speech To Fed Farmers [3] , Jim Sutton - Indian Education Network export commendation [4] and Jim Sutton speech to NZ-Korea Business Council [5] and Bill English Speech: A Strong NZ Economy [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00357.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00356.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00360.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00352.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00351.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00355.htm


Alcohol Advertising Ban Call

- Green Party Drug Policy spokesperson Nandor Tanczos said today that alcohol ads should be banned to help combat an increase in binge drinking by teenagers. See... Nandor says alcohol ads have to go [1] FULL COVERAGE: - ALAC - Time Government Did Something About Youth Drinking [2] - Medical Association - Survey shows drinking situation worsens [3] - Tariana Turia - Launch of Alcohol Survey - Turia Speech Notes [4] - Mild Greens - Youth Drinking Linked To Cannabis Hypocrisy [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00350.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00109.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0111/S00044.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00336.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00113.htm

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Joeseph Cederwall: Progress On Open Government, Finally

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Gordon Campbell: on the inquiry into the abuse of children in care

Apparently, PM Jacinda Ardern has chosen to exclude faith-based institutions from the government’s promised inquiry into the abuse of children in state care. Any role for religious institutions – eg the Catholic Church – would be only to observe and to learn from any revelations that arise from the inquiry’s self-limiting focus on state-run institutions… More >>

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Veronika Meduna: The Kaikoura Rebuild

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