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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Terror Arrives Downunder
Decision To Allow Porn Birth Filming Outrages
Howard’s End: Is ACC Chief Garry Wilson Blind And Deaf?
Big News: The Right To Smack
Stateside Election 2002: California’s Gubernatorial Race
The Real Deal: Stealing By The Rich To Give To The Rich
No Coup Today In Venezuela
The Thomas White Affair
Nobel Peace Prize For Bush Iraq Policy Critic
Steven Wallace Prosecution Fund Needs Your Help
How To Show Your Appreciation
LV Cup: Racing Halted Again
LV Cup: Saturday’s Racing Reports
LV Cup: Top Of The Table Clash – Coutts The Winner
Countdown To War: Warthorisation Passed
Countdown To War: Byrdsong
Countdown To War: More Detail Emerges About Operation Steal All The Oil
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Don Brash Talks Tax
Libertarianism Vs Maximism
Democrats Quit Progressives – Gillon Stands Down
Not Everyone Likes Mike
More Dosh For Country GPs & Nurses
Fiordland’s Fish
Women Looking After Women
Kiwis Appointed To International Global Warming Body
What Helen Did At The Weekend
Community Funding Needs Alternative Source
Leaky Home Test Case Needed

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Terror Arrives Downunder

- Two car bombs in Bali Indonesia Sunday monrning have killed at least 216 people, mainly foreigners, including at least one New Zealander see... BREAKING NEWS FROM GOOGLE [1] INTERNATIONAL REACTION: - U.S. - President Bush On Bali Bombing [2] - U.K. - Jack Straw Condemns Terrorist Attack [3] - Australia - PM Howard's Speech [4] - Indonesian Embassy - Bombing In Bali [5] DOMESTIC REACTION: - Greens - Greens condemn vile act of terrorism [6] - NZ First - Bombings Attack Western Society [7] - ACT - Terror Attack Must Prompt NZ to Change Stance [8] - Bill English - Killers must be brought to justice [9] - Wayne Mapp - Need for vigilance on terrorism [10] - Richard Worth - Explosion blows theories on benign environment [11]


[1] - http://news.google.com/news?num=30&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&filter=0&q=cluster:www%2evoanews%2ecom%2farticle%2ecfm%3fobjectID%3d087C5CB5%2d5FAB%2d462D%2d9A80E1C27AB68E35
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00111.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00110.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00109.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00076.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00283.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00281.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00280.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00279.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00265.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00264.htm


Decision To Allow Porn Birth Filming Outrages

National MP Dr Paul Hutchison, a specialist obstetrician, says the appropriate Government Minister should take an urgent appeal to the Court of Appeal to stop the commercial filming of the proposed birth at Waikato hospital for pornography. See... Porn birth is liberalness gone too far [1] and Hospital Porn Birth Movie "Outrageous" - Peters [2] and SPCS's Unborn babies and Sleazy Porn Films [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00274.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00276.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00086.htm


Howard’s End: Is ACC Chief Garry Wilson Blind And Deaf?

- Scoop has also been told by claimants that when they write to [ACC Chief] Mr Wilson about their concerns he simply flicks their letter on to the ACC complaint's investigator who is seen by many claimants as about as useless as an ashtray on a motorbike. See... ACC Bullying - Our Patience Wears Thin [1] and National MP calls for inquiry into ACC allegations [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00091.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00260.htm


Big News: The Right To Smack

- The Government is pushing to repeal Section 59 of the Crimes Act, which gives parents the right to smack their kids. If that push becomes law, it would be a criminal offence to use loving discipline by smacking a kid on the hand, bum, or anywhere. See... Big News + Extra: The Right To Smack & ACC Failure [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00094.htm


Stateside Election 2002: California’s Gubernatorial Race

- I wasn't going to write about the California Governor's race so soon, having heard from a pollster that it won't get interesting till two weeks before the election, but really! the events of this week beggar even disbelief. See... Slimin' Simon and His Gray Eminence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00090.htm


The Real Deal: Stealing By The Rich To Give To The Rich

– Just how deeply involved in the great rip-off of the US public is the nation’s most prestigious university? See... The Real Deal: Connecting The Harvard Watch Dots [1] . See also... Harvard's Enron-Style Partnership With Harken [2] and the full Harvard Watch report… Improper Manoeuvres at Harken During the Bush Era [3] UQ Wire: What Is The White House Trying To Hide About 911? - In breaking news over the last two days President George Bush has been accused of double speak over the creation of an Independent Commission to investigate the events surrounding the attacks of September 11th 1991. See... White House Accused Of Halting 911 Commission [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00089.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00081.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00082.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00087.htm


No Coup Today In Venezuela

- People peaceably assembled. Sure, they called for the violent overthrow of the government, but that's speech too. The government, police, and military - despite all kinds of provocations and threats of violent coups - remained calm and ensured the right of its opponents to march. After the march, the supporters of the Chávez government held parties in the streets because there had been no coup d'etat. And then everybody went home. Sounds like a healthy democracy to us. See... Caracas is Calm: An Eyewitness Account [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00085.htm


The Thomas White Affair

- “Salon's account of the circumstances that led up to the removal of the Tom White story contains nothing but lies. I suppose the New York Times will now release their version of the events. I can see the headline now ‘Jason Leopold Must Die,’” writes Jason LeopoldSee... Salon.com's Response to Jason Leopold & His Reply [1] and Reader Feedback To Jason Leopold’s Story [2] EARLIER: - Jason Leopold – Shafted By The New York Times [3] . See also the Article that Salon & the NYT don’t want you to read... US Army Secretary Helped Cook Enron's Books [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00084.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00081.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00063.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00052.htm


Nobel Peace Prize For Bush Iraq Policy Critic

- The Nobel Peace Prize Committee announced at 5:01 am EST that this year's recipient is Jimmy Carter, former U.S. President from 1978-1981. See... Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2002 - Jimmy Carter [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00083.htm


Steven Wallace Prosecution Fund Needs Your Help

- The Steven Wallace Trust Fund for Justice 0900 JUSTICE (0900 58784) number is working again. You can ring the number to make an automatic donation of $20 to the Fund. See... Steven Wallace - 0900 JUSTICE Is Working Again [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00083.htm


How To Show Your Appreciation

- How Much Do You Love Scoop? See... Scoop Update #10 – Three Ways To Love Scoop [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00070.htm


LV Cup: Racing Halted Again

- Before racing was halted today due to high winds the GBR Challenge defeated Mascalzone Latino by 54 seconds. See... GBR Challenge Records Third Victory In A Row [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00111.htm


LV Cup: Saturday’s Racing Reports

– There was no racing Sunday due to high wind. Saturday's racing coverage follows: - Mascalzone Latino Is The Winner Against The French [1] - Alinghi - Always Looking Over Their Shoulders [2] - GBR Challenge Defeats Oracle [3] - Hard Fought Race Between Luna Rossa And OneWorld [4] - Prada: Quote From Cristian Griggio [5] - Time To Regroup For Le Defi Areva [6] - Stars & Stripes Prepares For Meeting With French [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00103.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00107.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00106.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00105.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00101.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00102.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00100.htm


LV Cup: Top Of The Table Clash – Coutts The Winner

- Alinghi took the advantage over Oracle BMW racing and steadily increased the delta over the course of the race. Tomorrow for her last race of round robin 1, Alinghi will face the Swedish syndicate, Victory Challenge. Alinghi Amongst The Forerunners [1] and LV Cup Images: Alinghi Vs Oracle [2] .

LOUIS VUITTON CUP FEATURE PAGE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00099.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00098.htm
[3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=lvcup2002


Countdown To War: Warthorisation Passed

- The U.S. Senate And Congress both voted today, the Senate at 1.15am Friday Morning EST, to provide War authorisation to George W. Bush. For tally's on how individual Senators and Congressional Reps voted see... Mahablog - Roll Call Vote: Analysis [1]


[1] - http://mahabarbara.tripod.com/themahablog/id29.html


Countdown To War: Byrdsong

- Mark the calendar. On October 10, 2002, the Congress of the United States of America set aside a large portion of its say regarding the declaration and prosecution of war. They ceded control of that most-important and Constitutionally-mandated responsibility to George W. Bush and his administration. See... UQ Wire: William Rivers Pitt - Byrdsong [1] and UQ Wire: For the Congressional Record [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00093.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00076.htm


Countdown To War: More Detail Emerges About Operation Steal All The Oil

- News leaks from Washington, and published in the New York Times (October 11, 2002) indicated that the U.S. military is preparing for a lengthy occupation of Iraq, with a U.S. military commander running the country. See... A U.S. Military Governor for Iraq? [1] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00086.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


Daily Katya Rivas

- The sin of speaking ill of people behind their backs, of malicious gossip, involves not only defaming them or exaggerating some fault, but also when you let them publish some hidden fault. That is to say revealing a serious secret. See... Katya Rivas: The Sin Of Malicious Gossip [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00092.htm



Mascalzone's First Win

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Don Brash Talks Tax

- If the Government is serious about increasing New Zealand's sustainable growth rate, it must reduce the rates of tax most relevant to those who will invest and produce for the future, says National's Finance spokesman Don Brash. See... Lower taxes essential for faster growth [1] and How Does New Zealand's Tax System Stack Up? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00269.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00270.htm


Libertarianism Vs Maximism

- Over the past week I have come to understand the difference between a libertarian and a classical liberal. Quite simply it is compassion. The libertarian has no compassion. See... Maxim's Greg Fleming Gives a Libertarian critique [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00085.htm


Democrats Quit Progressives – Gillon Stands Down

- The Democrats at their Annual Conference have decided not to apply for membership, as a party, of the Progressives: 34 votes to 25. See... Democrat Leader stands aside at Democrat Conf. [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00078.htm


Not Everyone Likes Mike

- Another valedictory to honour Mike Moore led this time by the Prime Minister, shows the continued lack of honesty and objectivity about his disastrous time as Director-General of the WTO, say GATT Watchdog and ARENA . See... ARENA challenges Mike Moore's WTO credentials [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00074.htm


More Dosh For Country GPs & Nurses

- Associate Health Minister Damien O’Connor today said that just over $2.5 million dollars will be allocated over the next two years to rural doctors and nurses working in isolated areas to help relieve their onerous rosters. See... Additional funding for rural health practitioners [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00278.htm


Fiordland’s Fish

- Pete Hodgson address at launch of Guardians of Fiordland's Fisheries Draft Integrated Management Strategy for Fiordland’s Fisheries and Marine Environment, Te Anau. See... Forward thinking for Fiordland’s marine env. [1] and Joint approach to Fiordland marine environment [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00275.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00266.htm


Women Looking After Women

- "I pay tribute to you all for your passionate commitment to a violence free society. You are the people who have taken action and who remain at the forefront of taking responsibility, to care, to protect and to love.” See... Tariana Turia - speech to Women's Refuge AGM [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00273.htm


Kiwis Appointed To International Global Warming Body

- Two leading New Zealand climate scientists from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research have been appointed to senior positions with the international scientific body advising the United Nations on climate change. See... NZ climate scientists: world class [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00272.htm


What Helen Did At The Weekend

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today opened Northport, the new deep water port facility at Marsden Point near Whangarei, saying it was a major new economic asset for the Northland region. See... PM opens new Northland port facility [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00268.htm


Community Funding Needs Alternative Source

- National’s Internal Affairs spokesperson Judith Collins says that changes are needed to stop Lotto’s falling income affecting community groups. See... Changes needed to protect community funding [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00262.htm


Leaky Home Test Case Needed

- National MP Richard Worth is calling on the Government to file a test case to establish the principles of liability for the rotting homes crisis. See... Fixing of rotting homes requires legal ruling [1] , BIA must fix Building Code following summit [2] and Dunedin meeting on rotting homes [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00261.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00254.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00253.htm

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