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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is (Always) In The House
Scoop Links: Satiate Your Pre-LOTR Anticipation
Microsoft In Schools Business, Not Charity
Letter From Elsewhere: Inequality & Societal Decay
Big News: It Helps To Be On The Right Team
Nats Talk Tougher Sentencing During Murder Spate
Images: Gun-metal Grey Days Sees Off Skyhawks
Images: Crass Americana Amuses The Middle East
Katya Rivas

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
Conspiracy! 9-11 Part Of Global Domination Strategy
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL UN, US & UK COMMENTS

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Shipley In Control Of Own Destiny
Aquaculture Moratorium Hurts Maori Business, Says Te Heuheu
Moody’s Finds Cullen In Good Humour
Too Few Health Dollars For Sex & Drugs
Fantasy Gets B For Bad Buzz
Nurturing Dollars For Business Incubators
Telecommunications Commissioner Appointed
Workplace Learning A Key To Knowledge Wave

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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: Workplace Learning – Work Testing DPB – Cancer Treatment – Middle East Violence – Pharmac Funding – US Free Trade Negotiations – Police Wrankling - Aquaculture Moratorium x 2 – Gifted Students – Painted Apple Moths – Kyoto Protocol – Terrorism Bill. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 12 December [1] . For earlier Q&A in the house see… Tuesday [2] - Scoop Searchable Questions Of The Day Archive (FREE!) [3] . - to subscribe and receive each day’s questions of the day and answers as they are posted on Scoop via email (ALSO FREE!) CLICK HERE [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00066.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0112/S00056.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/archive/scoop/index.pl?k=174&y=2001&m=11
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/cgi-bin/newsagent/new_user.cgi?form=home


Scoop Links: Satiate Your Pre-LOTR Anticipation

- Reviews are pouring in for the first the first installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring , following yesterday’s premiere in London. See... Scoop Links: LOTR Reviews [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00063.htm


Microsoft In Schools Business, Not Charity

- Only a company like Microsoft could be attacked for offering kids free computers. But that was what happened when the company announced recently that it would donate up to $1bn worth of computers and software to more than 12,500 schools in the US. See... Microsoft’s US Classroom Monopoly Play [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00064.htm


Letter From Elsewhere: Inequality & Societal Decay

- I don’t know what the recently routed Queenstown council was planning to build when they carved a great chunk out of the green hillside of trees above their town, to make way for a “development” they called the Commonage. See... Letter From Elsewhere: Come See The Future! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00060.htm


Big News: It Helps To Be On The Right Team

- Hey kids, want to make the world a better place? Then grow up: Start a business or get a job. Do you want to provide new help for the world’s poor? Hire them. Corporate greed has helped far more people than big puppets ever will. See... Big News: How Corporate Greed Helps The Poor [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00061.htm


Nats Talk Tougher Sentencing During Murder Spate

- Opposition Leader Bill English today said National wanted to send a very strong signal on sentencing and was considering a policy that meant life imprisonment would mean life for the worst offenders. See... English Signals National Policy Directions [1] and Directions in Social Policy - Bill English Speech [2] . See also… Government Toughens Law While Nats Play Politics [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00224.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00226.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00223.htm


Images: Gun-metal Grey Days Sees Off Skyhawks

- Somehow the funereal greyness of the day made a fitting backdrop for the NZAF Skyhawks as they flew down Auckland Harbour and on their way into the nation's history books. See... Scoop Images: Skyhawks Over The City Of Sails [1] AIR COMBAT WING BEING DISBANDED THIS WEEK: - SOS - Skyhawk Decision To Be Appealed [2] - ACT - Farewell, But Not For Long [3] - Ross Ewing - What We Are Giving Away [4] - Max Bradford - Black Week For NZ Defence [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00059.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00059.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00186.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00052.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00161.htm


Images: Crass Americana Amuses The Middle East

- The following image, circulating widely on the Internet in the Middle East, was submitted by a reader for publication. It shows a new design for Afghanistan's currency. See... Scoop Satirical Image: New Afghani Money [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00062.htm


Katya Rivas

- My children, I am the humble Nazarene who comes like an orphan looking for love, a beggar looking for charity, a sick person looking for consolation and a stranger looking for shelter and a place to rest. Do not deny Me; do not close your doors ... See... Katya Rivas: Follow the Trail of My Precious Blood [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00058.htm


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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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Conspiracy! 9-11 Part Of Global Domination Strategy

- The Northwoods plan for staging phony attacks on the U.S. to justify invading Cuba was developed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1962. It was never implemented, perhaps due to fear of Soviet retaliation. See... Northwoods: U.S. Plan for Terror to Justify War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00065.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL UN, US & UK COMMENTS

- White House Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer 10/12 [1] - The World Will Always Remember September 11 [2] - UNSG Kofi Annan Speech To East Timor Donor Meeting [3] - Brahimi meets in Kabul with designated leaders [4] - 10 Downing St Lobby Briefings - December 10-11 [5] - September 11 - 3 Months on [6] - Tony Blair And Colin Powell Press Conference [7] - Colin Powell In Russia, Kazakhstan & Germany [8] - Briefing on U.S. Assistance to Afghanistan [9] - State Dept. On The Record Briefing December 8 [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00114.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00113.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00112.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00111.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00110.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00109.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00108.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00107.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00106.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00105.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Shipley In Control Of Own Destiny

- Suggestions I have said “promote me or I'll go” are sheer nonsense, says Jenny Shipley. See... No Ultimatum Over Future - Shipley [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00214.htm


Aquaculture Moratorium Hurts Maori Business, Says Te Heuheu

- The Government's moratorium on aquaculture leaves a large number of jobs for Maori and others and business opportunities at risk, National Maori Affairs spokesperson Georgina te Heuheu said today. See... Moratorium Stops Marine Farm Developments [1] and Marine Moratorium Stifles Job Creation [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00209.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00205.htm


Moody’s Finds Cullen In Good Humour

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen has welcomed Moody’s endorsement today of New Zealand’s sound macroeconomic and fiscal framework. See... Moody’s Vote Confidence In New Zealand Economy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00221.htm


Too Few Health Dollars For Sex & Drugs

- New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters today described the granting of $600,000 by the Health Research Council to Canterbury University doctors, Annie Potts, Tiina Vares and others, to study the ‘implications of prosexual pharmaceutical use’, as “evidence of an irresponsible squandering of taxpayers funds”. See... Precious Health Dollars Being Squandered-Peters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00218.htm


Fantasy Gets B For Bad Buzz

- The government agrees that Fantasy should be classified as Class B, Associate Health Minister Hon Tariana Turia announced today. See... Govt agrees with experts - class B for Fantasy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00217.htm


Nurturing Dollars For Business Incubators

- Four business incubators around New Zealand will benefit from awards totalling $310,000 from the Government's incubator support programme. See... New Funds For Four Business Incubators [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00216.htm


Telecommunications Commissioner Appointed

- Communications Minister Paul Swain announced today that Douglas Webb, an expatriate New Zealander, will be appointed as Telecommunications Commissioner within the Commerce Commission for a five-year term. See... Appointment of Telecommunications Commissioner [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00215.htm


Workplace Learning A Key To Knowledge Wave

- The vital role workplace learning plays in lifting the skills and knowledge of the New Zealand workforce is the focus of a new publication released today by Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey. See... Workplace Learning Works For New Zealanders [1] and Catching the Knowledge Wave - Maharey Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00207.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00206.htm

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