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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Bugbear Virus Epidemic
Supercomputer Weather: In Isidore’s Wake Comes Lili
Julie Symons: Reinventing Oneself In Geneva, Or Not
ZZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback
Guest Opinion: Maximism Is Not Marxism
Leaky Home Mediation A Failure
Scoop Editorial: Who Is Our Enemy?
September’s Top Scoops
LV Cup: No Racing Today
LV Cup: An Open Letter To The French Challenger
Daily Katya Rivas

COUNTDOWN TO WAR
Countdown To War: Lies Damned Lies
Countdown To War: More Lies... Gulf Vets Call For Rumsfeld Resignaton
Countdown To War: UN Prepares For It’s Finest Hour
Countdown To War: US Congress Backs Bush On Iraq
Countdown To War: Intellectualising Pre-emptive Strikes
Countdown To War: Inspections Alone Not Enough – Powell


OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Nandor’s Losing The Pot Plot – Dunne
NZ Not On US Trade Representative’s Radar
South West Pacific Meeting
New Bobbies For The Big Smoke
Innovation And Excellence In Killing Machines
General Debate: Saving Air NZ For NZ
Getting Our Kids Working
NZ’s New Relationship With An Axis Of Evil Member

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Hurricane Lili Approaching Louisiana

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

- For an uncorrected transcript of today’s questions and answers come back at 5.30pm. For today's questions see... Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 3 October [1] EARLIER: - Tuesday's Q&A [2] - Wednesday’s Q& A [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00063.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00022.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00053.htm


Bugbear Virus Epidemic

- Today Symantec Security Response has upgraded W32.Bugbear@mm from a 3 to a level 4 virus on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the most serious. See... W32.Bugbear@mm Upgraded To Level 4 Virus [1] and Xtra Catches Thousands Of Bugbear-Infected Emails [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0210/S00016.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0210/S00017.htm


Supercomputer Weather: In Isidore’s Wake Comes Lili

- Hurricane Lili as photographed by NASA in the Gulf of Mexico approaching the coast of Louisiana this morning NZT. See... Supercomputer Weather: Hurricane Lili [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00020.htm


Julie Symons: Reinventing Oneself In Geneva, Or Not

- It’s a wonder my mirror hasn’t broken in several places. Between the lank duo-coloured hair, the threadbare clothes and the scuffed shoes, I’m in dire need of an image over-haul – but Geneva is so not the place to do it. See... Salons, Cosmo and Shearers From Hell [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00019.htm


ZZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback

- A recent article stating the percentage of refugees on benefits, illustrated the ignorance about, and the indifference towards refugees displayed by many New Zealanders. See... Scoop Feedback: Refugees & Science vs Democracy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00017.htm


Guest Opinion: Maximism Is Not Marxism

- That anyone could accuse the Maxim Institute of being Marxist is well beyond comprehension. See... Guest Opinion: Licensatarianz [1] . The Libz have replied explaining that on reflection they now consider Maxim to be fascists rather than Marxists. See... Maxim STILL Means Maximum Government [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00022.htm


Leaky Home Mediation A Failure

- The Government's move yesterday to try and provide a solution to the growing rotting home crisis has been shown to be worthless within 24 hours of the announcement, says National Party Leader Bill English. See... National moves again on rotting homes [1] and We won't see Hawkins for dust [2] MORE: - Green Party - Leaky buildings - who is to blame? [3] - Govt Announcement - Mediation service for owners of leaking homes [4] - National - Govt shows no understanding of leaky homes crisis [5] - National - A rotten shame - English [6] - LGNZ - Leaky Buildings Proposal Welcomed by Local Govt [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00061.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00060.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00049.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00037.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00041.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00020.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00010.htm


Scoop Editorial: Who Is Our Enemy?

- General acceptance by a society of the Rule of Law is probably the principle ingredient in defining what a civilised society is. Unfortunately however many law makers in the United States appear not to understand this. Either that or they have forgotten what the law is. See... Scoop Editorial: Hold The Line [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00006.htm


September’s Top Scoops

- The top 30 rating items on Scoop for the month of September were... See... Scoop: Greatest Hits For September 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0210/S00004.htm


LV Cup: No Racing Today

- Louis Vuitton Principal Race Officer Peter Reggio has postponed all races for the second consecutive day. See... Louis Vuitton races called off for second day [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00021.htm


LV Cup: An Open Letter To The French Challenger

- My name is Bunny McDiarmid and I work for Greenpeace on the nuclear campaign. Our organisation is opposed to the activities of the company you represent because of the negative impact they have on human health and the environment. See... Greenpeace open letter to Areva [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00013.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- Little one, I feel very sad with the offenses of the world but, at the same time, you heal, with your fervor, so many of the wounds that hurt My Eucharistic Heart. See... Katya Rivas: Try to Win Over the Greatest Number [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00018.htm


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COUNTDOWN TO WAR

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Countdown To War: Lies Damned Lies

- Supporters of a US attack on Iraq had promised that Blair would provide the definitive “evidence” that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's regime has retained chemical and biological weapons, is continuing to produce them and is on a crash program to build a nuclear weapon. It did nothing of the sort. See... GLW: Bush's And Blair's War Threat Based On Lies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00015.htm


Countdown To War: More Lies... Gulf Vets Call For Rumsfeld Resignaton

- The American Gulf War Veterans Association (AGWVA) now calls for the resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. See... Gulf Vets Call For The Resignation Of Rumsfeld [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00028.htm


Countdown To War: UN Prepares For It’s Finest Hour

- 2 October – With many delicate matters under consideration, members of the United Nations Security Council must work to achieve agreement on pressing and sensitive issues, its President said today. See... Unity among Security Council members is crucial [1] and UNSG press encounter upon arrival at UNHQ - Oct 2 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00036.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00037.htm


Countdown To War: US Congress Backs Bush On Iraq

- President George W. Bush along with bipartisan leaders from the House and Senate announced the Joint Resolution to authorize the use of the United States Armed Forces against Iraq. See... President, House Leaders Agree on Iraq Resolution [1] , Joint Resolution to Authorize Force Against Iraq [2] and White House Briefing by Ari Fleischer October 2 [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00033.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00034.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00035.htm


Countdown To War: Intellectualising Pre-emptive Strikes

- “As George Shultz recently wrote, "If there is a rattlesnake in the yard, you don't wait for it to strike before you take action in self-defense." The United States has long affirmed the right to anticipatory self-defense -- from the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 to the crisis on the Korean Peninsula in 1994. “ See... Condoleezza Rice Discusses US Imperialism [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00032.htm


Countdown To War: Inspections Alone Not Enough – Powell

The old inspection regime did not work. They tied it up in knots. And before we declare that everything is okay today because of two days' worth of discussions on technical modalities, not one inspector has stepped foot in Iraq and not one thing has changed since 1998. See... Colin Powell Briefing On Iraq Weapons Inspections [1] . See also... State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for October 1 [2] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00031.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00030.htm
[3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00005.htm
Wildcard - Delmart Vreeland Illuminated

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Nandor’s Losing The Pot Plot – Dunne

- United Future New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, says it’s becoming increasingly plain that the Green Party’s MP’s are rapidly losing the Parliamentary plot. See... Dunne: Greens are losing the plot [1] EARLIER: - Nandor Tanczos - Nuisance complaint wastes police time [2] - Craig McNair - NZ First MP Lays Complaint Againt Tanczos [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00056.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00042.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00040.htm


NZ Not On US Trade Representative’s Radar

- A far-reaching speech by US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick yesterday excluded New Zealand from a ten-point agenda for trade, says National’s Trade spokesman Lockwood Smith. See... US confirms: NZ's foreign policy hurts trade [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00059.htm


South West Pacific Meeting

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff leaves for Indonesia today to attend the inaugural Ministerial meeting of the South West Pacific Dialogue (SWDP). See... Goff to Attend South West Pacific Dialogue Meeting [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00058.htm


New Bobbies For The Big Smoke

Nearly half the officers graduating today from the Porirua Police College are bound for the Auckland area. See... Half of Police Graduates Bound for Auckland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00057.htm


Innovation And Excellence In Killing Machines

- This conference is built around two themes: innovation and excellence. We hear these words bandied around quite a bit these days, but how do they fit into the larger theme of “building a sustainable defence industry?” See... Speech to Defence Industry Excellence Awards [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00055.htm


General Debate: Saving Air NZ For NZ

- United Future New Zealand’s finance spokesman, Gordon Copeland, in a speech during general debate in Parliament, today called on the Government to explore all other options before considering the sale of a 25% shareholding in Air New Zealand to Qantas. See... Copeland issues clarion call on Air NZ shares [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00050.htm


Getting Our Kids Working

- Jobs and training in the regions is the major benefit from today's signing of a Memorandum of Understanding strengthening the partnership between the Mayors' Taskforce for Jobs and the Government. See... Government and Mayors commit to partnership [1] and Text of agreement Govt and Mayor's Jobs Taskforce [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00046.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00047.htm


NZ’s New Relationship With An Axis Of Evil Member

- New Zealand welcomed recent moves by North Korea to improve its relations with the outside world which were noted during a recent visit by the New Zealand Ambassador, Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff said today. See... NZ welcomes postive trends in North Korea [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00045.htm


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