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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: American Coup II:- C.D. Sludge
More Young Teens In Hospital For Alcohol Ills
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
USA Announces Details Of Phantom Fury
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

STORY OF THE WEEK:
American Coup II:- Susan Johann
American Coup II:- Top Dog
American Coup II:- Freepressed.Com Satire
American Coup II:- Douglas O'Rourke
American Coup II:- Bernard Weiner
American Coup II:- Bev Harris
American Coup II:- Mark Robinowitz
American Coup II:- Manuel Valenzuela
American Coup II:- Vincent L. Guarisco
American Coup II:- Sam Smith
American Coup II: - Much Much More …

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Carolyn Baker: Now What? & 30 Illusions
David Miller: Rumsfeld Should Be Left To Manage His Mess
Am Johal: The End of the Arafat Era
Genevieve Cora Fraser Goes Mano a Mano With The Truth Provider

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Govt Lauds Passing Of Care Of Children Bill
Old Age Pensioners Well Prepared Should Peak Oil Theory Prove Correct
MP And Former TVNZ Director Thinks Govt Being A Bit Stingy With State Broadcaster
Rich Takes The Mic Regarding Hip Hop Inquiry
Law Website Leads To Parliamentary 'Friends' Falling Out
Was PM's Crystal Ball On Blink In Regard To Police Inquiries? -
Mobile Phone Perverts In Firing Line Of Legislative Come-Uppance
ACT Concerned By Tax
Ryall Gleeful At Prisoner Compo Problem

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Scoop Is In The House

- For Tuesdays Q&A see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 9 November 2004 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00215.htm

LEAD STORY:
American Coup II:- C.D. Sludge

- In This Edition: Monday Was Stolen Election Action Day : Show Me The Votes or Where Did George Suddenly Get 11 Million New Friends : Thinking The Unthinkable – If We Vote Fraud Theorists Are Correct : & Much More See... Sludge Report #164 - Vote Fraud 2004 - WTF!!! [1] For much more American Coup II [2] commentary CLICK HERE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00124.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup
[3] - #sow


More Young Teens In Hospital For Alcohol Ills

- An increase in the number of alcohol-related admissions to hospital for children aged between ten and fourteen underscores the failure of the 1999 decision to lower the drinking age, says Progressive leader Jim Anderton. See... Alcohol Related Child Admissions A Sober Reminder [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00199.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • CTU: Hidden Death Toll Requires Decisive Action [1]
  • 'GE Solution' Threatens More Than Just Possums [2]
  • ‘Public’ TV continues to pay price of govt greed [3]
  • TVNZ gets still more money to deliver on charter [4]
  • Witi Ihimaera participates in World Program [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00080.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00078.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00200.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00197.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0411/S00066.htm


    USA Announces Details Of Phantom Fury

    - Iraqi, U.S. Troops Begin 'Phantom Fury' in Fallujah Submitted by: American Forces Press Service Story by Mr. Jim Garamone See... Iraqi, U.S Troops Op 'Phantom Fury' in Fallujah [1] ALSO: Iraq: UN Head Annan Meets to Discuss Fallujah [2] MORE: - Scoop Editorial - Is An All Out Assault On Fallujah A War Crime? [3] - Daniel Patrick Welch - Arma-geddon Sick of You [4] - Scoop Link - NY Times: Fallujah Invasion Begins [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00097.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00096.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00092.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00103.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00093.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • UN Urges Steps To Keep Nukes From Terrorists [1]
  • Cote D’ivoire: Foreigners Seek Refuge UN Buildings [2]
  • World Must Act Now On Global Warming Threat [3]
  • Papua Students Demonstrate For Self-Determination [4]
  • Solomon Is: Women in fear as rapists go unchecked [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00095.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00093.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00092.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00091.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00090.htm

    STORY OF THE WEEK:

    Ohio Residents Protest To Have Their Votes Counted
    http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup
    AMERICAN COUP II - SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT

    American Coup II:- Susan Johann

    - Mr. Bush, To many Americans you are not either "dear" Mr. President or even Mr. President. See... Real Deal: Letter To Bush From A Mother & Artist [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00111.htm


    American Coup II:- Top Dog

    - They ask us to swallow the elephantine idea that more American voters made their decision based on Bush's superior ''moral values'' than on a botched war and looted economy: ''Sure, he was a complete f%#k up, but he meant well.'' See... The Dog Skin Report: American Values [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00110.htm


    American Coup II:- Freepressed.Com Satire

    - Ship of Fools-- Former presidential candidate John Kerry, while magnanimous in his official concession speech, has since had time to reflect on his loss and has now taken a less concilliatory tone. See... Kerry Concedes A Majority Are Jackasses [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00117.htm


    American Coup II:- Douglas O'Rourke

    - What started Wednesday as a trickle of highly nervous patients wandering into free clinics has become by this weekend a major national public health crisis as thousands of listless, confused adults flooded emergency rooms across the country complaining of nausea, vomiting, insomnia, hopelessness, depression, and deep suicidal thoughts, muttering, "but the blogs, the blogs..." See... Satire: CDC To Study Post Traumatic Bush Disorder [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00115.htm


    American Coup II:- Bernard Weiner

    - Dear Diary: It was pathetic -- and so deeeelicious! The liberals hadn't a clue they were about to get their heads handed to them. See... Rove's Diary: Taking Care Of The Blue People [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00113.htm


    American Coup II:- Bev Harris

    - Freedom of Information requests have unearthed two Ciber certification reports indicating that security and tamperability was NOT TESTED and that several state elections directors, a secretary of state, and Dr. Britain Williams signed off on the report anyway, certifying it. See... Bev Harris: E-Vote Lab Omitted Tamperability Test [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00112.htm


    American Coup II:- Mark Robinowitz

    - On Election Day, I asked to see Lane County's new ballot scanning machines, made by Sequoia corporation (of England). While watching the ballots being fed into the machines, a Democratic Party poll watcher told me the exit polls did not match the ... See... Mark Robinowitz: Another Stolen Election [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00123.htm


    American Coup II:- Manuel Valenzuela

    - If you are still upset at the resounding defeat of humanity that occurred on November 2, 2004 you have every right to be. See... Manuel Valenzuela: American Resistance [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00120.htm


    American Coup II:- Vincent L. Guarisco

    - Several days have passed since the all-too-obvious stolen presidential election and, if the results are certified, then I have no choice but to assume that democracy in this country is now officially dead. See... Guarisco: Democracy is Unequivocally Dead [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00118.htm


    American Coup II:- Sam Smith

    - THE MYTH: George Bush won a mandate in the election . The right way to put it is that George Bush won an extremely narrow victory over John Kerry See... Sam Smith: Media Myths And Conservative Tears [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00109.htm


    American Coup II: - Much Much More …

    - AMERICAN COUP II – SCOOP SPECIAL FEATURE

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Carolyn Baker: Now What? & 30 Illusions

    - I believe that what I am going to say here is truly a ''matter of our life and death'', to borrow the title of the Foreward by Catherine Austin Fitts from Mike Ruppert's new book, CROSSING THE RUBICON. See... Carolyn Baker: Now What? & 30 Illusions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00122.htm


    David Miller: Rumsfeld Should Be Left To Manage His Mess

    - In the wake of his re-election, President Bush appears to be making noises about healing the divisions within both US society and the international community. See... Why Donald Rumsfeld must stay in Bush's Cabinet [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00121.htm


    Am Johal: The End of the Arafat Era

    - As Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat lies on his deathbed in a Paris hospital, in a coma, lurched in that place between life and death, there is much cause for sober reflection in the Israeli and Palestinian camps. See... Am Johal: The End of the Arafat Era [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00119.htm


    Genevieve Cora Fraser Goes Mano a Mano With The Truth Provider

    - Dear friends, Here is another shameful communication I received from Genevieve Cora Fraser, who keeps pushing the Arab/Palestinian cause, using such Israeli bigots as Gideon Levy as her sources of false information. See... The Truth Provider Vs. Genevieve Cora Fraser [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00114.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00073.htm
    A Sunset To Inspire

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Govt Lauds Passing Of Care Of Children Bill

    - Significant improvements to the process for resolving care arrangements for children at the centre of divorce and separation were welcomed today by Associate Justice Minister David Benson-Pope. See…Passing of Care of Children Bill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00211.htm


    Old Age Pensioners Well Prepared Should Peak Oil Theory Prove Correct

    - A new report gives valuable insight into how older people manage when they can no longer drive, Senior Citizens Minister Ruth Dyson said today. See... Older people coping without a car [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00202.htm


    MP And Former TVNZ Director Thinks Govt Being A Bit Stingy With State Broadcaster

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley is questioning why Television New Zealand continues to pay the Government one of the highest dividends of any state broadcaster in the world. See…‘Public’ TV continues to pay price of govt greed [1] MORE: - National - TVNZ gets still more money to deliver on charter [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00200.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00197.htm


    Rich Takes The Mic Regarding Hip Hop Inquiry

    - "The Government has finally launched an inquiry into matters connected to the now infamous 'hip-hop grant' - months after allegations first surfaced," says National Party Welfare spokeswoman Katherine Rich. See…How many reports and reviews are too many? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00207.htm


    Law Website Leads To Parliamentary 'Friends' Falling Out

    - A Youth Law website, partly funded by the Government, gives teens advice on how to dodge drug laws and sends them to a drug-legalisation website for further information, United Future law and order spokesman Marc Alexander revealed in Parliament today. See... Govt funding website on dodging drug laws [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00206.htm


    Was PM's Crystal Ball On Blink In Regard To Police Inquiries? -

    ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today accused Prime Minister Helen Clark of wasting taxpayers' money, after a commission of inquiry into police conduct over the past 20 years started too early. See... PM's Ill-Judgement Costs Taxpayers Dearly [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00196.htm


    Mobile Phone Perverts In Firing Line Of Legislative Come-Uppance

    - An Intimate Covert Filming Bill that will create offences covering the making, publishing and possessing of voyeuristic recordings was announced by Justice Minister Phil Goff today. See…Intimate covert filming bill to be introduced [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00205.htm


    ACT Concerned By Tax

    - ACT New Zealand Leader Rodney Hide today accused the Labour Government of overtaxing hard-working New Zealand families, in light of new information that shows the average household is being taxed at over 46 percent of its income. See... Families $1,040 Worse Off Under Helen Clark [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00208.htm


    Ryall Gleeful At Prisoner Compo Problem

    - The Government is unable to secure parliamentary support for its prisoner compensation plans, says National's Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall. See… No support for Labour's prisoner compo plan [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00209.htm

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