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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is (Always) In The House
Sludge Report: Mutually Assured Destruction
Scoop Satire: Make Bombs That Love!
Feedback: The Conspiracy Is Either Non-existent Or Deeper Than You Ever Imagined
Oz Perspective: War Support Tears Alliance Apart
Big News: Cloning Appalls George W, Catholics
The New Write Revel In Their Loathsomeness
Keeping Kids Safe Programme On TV Tonight
Cuba St Evictions Inquiry Demanded
Katya Rivas

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
US President Warns Iraq, Tells America To Prepare For Casualties
Bill English and Jonathan Hunt To Sing For Peace Tomorrow
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US & UK GOVT COMMENTS

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Alliance Utilises Differentiation Provisions On GE Bill
Japanese Tourism Push
ACC Claimant’s Rights Code Launched
NZ Government Upgrades Online Presence
NZ Seeking International Heritage Office
Auckland Moths To Live A Bit Longer
Jim Welcomes English U-Turn On His Flagship Policy
Sea Farming Law Overhaul Announced
Sandra Lee Talks To Oldest Tramping Club

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is (Always) In The House

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Tax Rates – Major General Dodson And Ron Mark – Stress In The Alliance Party – Regional Development – Criminal Defamation – Keeping Kids Safe – Cuba Street Evictions – Cancer Treatment – Government Internet Portal – Susan Bathgate – ACC Code Of Rights – Laila Harre And Distribution Workers Union Letter. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 28 November [1] . For earlier Q&A see... Tuesday [2] and Scoop Searchable Questions Of The Day Archive (FREE!).


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00169.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00159.htm


Sludge Report: Mutually Assured Destruction

- By the looks of things today - the morning after - Jim Anderton is just as intent on getting rid of his longtime pal and resident Alliance Party head kicker (& President) Matt McCarten today as he was yesterday. See... Sludge Report #121 – Jim Vs Matt [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00168.htm


Scoop Satire: Make Bombs That Love!

- Washington - The US government today revealed it's controversial new 'caring' missile, In a statement to the world's press President Bash, flanked by Rentagun officials and business representatives, said that the new missile - codenamed the SYMP-1 - heralded the arrival of a 'long overdue ethic of compassion and brotherhood into the regretful business of warfare.' See... Scoop Satire: Caring Missile Aims To Soften Blow [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00164.htm


Feedback: The Conspiracy Is Either Non-existent Or Deeper Than You Ever Imagined

- Hmm… let's see... the Taliban representatives in various places have been saying for a few weeks that they'll fight to the death.... and when some of them do so it's suddenly a US plot? See... US Plot Or Orbital Mind Control Lasers?? [1] . MORE: Feedback: US Manufactured Mazar-e-Sharif Riot [2] and Scoop Links: Kunduz Falls, 100s Die In Prison Riot [3] . Scroll down for Afghanistan War full coverage.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00165.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00154.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00150.htm


Oz Perspective: War Support Tears Alliance Apart

- When the New Zealand parliament voted on October 3 to offer Special Air Services troops and other military assistance to the US-led war in Afghanistan and declared that it ``totally supports the approach being taken by the United States of America'', members and supporters of the Alliance were shocked to discover that all 10 of their parliamentarians voted for the resolution. See... Oz Perspective: Alliance Torn Apart By Afghan War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00163.htm


Big News: Cloning Appalls George W, Catholics

- When is a human embryo not a human? When it is a clone, say US scientists at Advanced Cell Technology. The news that the scientists have cloned human embryos has opened up the ethical debate as to whether human embryos are human life. See... Big News: The Soft Cells Of Tainted Life [1] MORE: - Howard's End - Howard's End: Teaching Old Dogmas New Tricks [2] - Vatican - Vatican Response to Cloning of First Human [3] - WMA - WMA Strongly Condemns The Cloning Of Humans [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00162.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00157.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00193.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00198.htm


The New Write Revel In Their Loathsomeness

- "The one thing I hate is the National Party. I think they're loathsome people. I do." -Helen Clark. See... The New Write 27/11/2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00148.htm


Keeping Kids Safe Programme On TV Tonight

- Child, Youth and Family is praising Screentime-Communicado, TV3 and other partners for the way they have worked together to develop tonight’s Killing Tomorrow programme on child abuse and the panel discussion afterwards. See... CYF Praise For ‘Killing Tomorrow’ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0111/S00066.htm


Cuba St Evictions Inquiry Demanded

- Green MP Sue Kedgley today called on Transport Minister Mark Gosche to launch an urgent inquiry after Te Aro residents were today served with eviction notices to make way for the proposed inner city bypass, before Transit has even applied for ... See... Greens alarmed at shock bypass evictions [1] and Wellington By-Pass Eviction! [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00469.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0111/S00031.htm


Katya Rivas

- Beloved flower of My Passion, I promise you that no soul will read these Messages without feeling better and closer to My Divine Heart. In this way I wish to satiate your thirst for souls. See... Katya Rivas: World’s Peace Depends on the Church [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00161.htm

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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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US President Warns Iraq, Tells America To Prepare For Casualties

- I said a long time ago, one of our objectives is to smoke them out and get them running and to bring them to justice. We're smoking them out, they're running and now we're going to bring them to justice. I also said we'll use whatever means is necessary to achieve that objective. And that's exactly what we're going to do. See... US President Strongly Warns Iraq It May Be Next [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00192.htm

Bill English and Jonathan Hunt To Sing For Peace

- On Thursday National Party leader Bill English and Speaker Jonathan Hunt plan to join Selwyn House School’s song of peace. See…Bill English joins thousands on Sing4Peace.com [2] . See also for info on December 1st Demonstrations throughout the country... Peace rallies, vigils and meetings [3]


[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00146.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00147.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US & UK GOVT COMMENTS

- DoD News Briefing 27/11 - Rumsfeld and Gen. Franks [1] - 10 Downing Street - Lobby Briefing 27th November [2] - UK Pre-Budget Report - War on terror [3] - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing November 26, 2001 [4] - American Foreign Policy After September 11th [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00199.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00197.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00196.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00195.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00194.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Alliance Utilises Differentiation Provisions On GE Bill

- Today the Alliance announced it would move in Parliament for changes to proposed GE legislation. The amendments have been agreed under the Coalition Government’s party differentiation procedures. See... Alliance to differentiate on GM Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00479.htm


Japanese Tourism Push

- Tourism Minister Mark Burton announced today that the government had allocated a further $2 million to Tourism New Zealand for a major marketing campaign aimed at boosting the number of Japanese tourists visiting New Zealand. See... Extra funding for Tourism NZ marketing in Japan [1] and Open letter to people of Japan [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00486.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00487.htm


ACC Claimant’s Rights Code Launched

- Today is the first day of work on the development of New Zealand’s first ACC Code of Claimants’ Rights, ACC Minister Lianne Dalziel said today. See... Landmark Claimants’ Code of Rights [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00485.htm


NZ Government Upgrades Online Presence

- State Services Minister Trevor Mallard said that the new government portal, a centrally managed website, will help people and business to find out when and how to interact with government without needing to understand how government is structured. See... Portal to ease access to government services [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00484.htm


NZ Seeking International Heritage Office

- Conservation Minister Sandra Lee has announced that Tumu Te Heuheu, Ngati Tuwharetoa's paramount chief, will lead New Zealand’s formal bid for a seat on the World Heritage Committee in 2003. See... NZ bid for election to World Heritage Committee [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00483.htm


Auckland Moths To Live A Bit Longer

- Green Biosecurity Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street today said MAF must be held accountable for the spread of the painted apple moth to the base of the Waitakere Ranges. See... MAF must be accountable for spread of moth [1] and


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00482.htm


Jim Welcomes English U-Turn On His Flagship Policy

- The about-face by the National Party on Regional Development is being welcomed by Industry and Regional Development Minister Jim Anderton. See... National Support For Regional Development Welcome [1] and Kiwi Innovation Boosts Regions And Economy [2] . See also…National committed to regional growth [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00477.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00474.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00455.htm


Sea Farming Law Overhaul Announced

- The Government has agreed on a package of legislative reforms providing for the sustainable development of aquaculture, Fisheries Minister Pete Hodgson and Environment Minister Marian Hobbs announced today. See... Aquaculture law to get much-needed overhaul [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00476.htm


Sandra Lee Talks To Oldest Tramping Club

- I learned only recently that the Tararua tramping club was the first of its kind in New Zealand when it was formed in 1919, so I regard it as a privilege to be here tonight. See... Sandra Lee: Speech To Tararua Tramping Club [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00471.htm

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