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Top Scoops: Comment & Opinion Digest Oct. 17-18

SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:
SCOOP EXCLUSIVE: Charles Shaw Visits New Orleans For Scoop – Finds A Desperate City
Money Laundering: Suzan Mazur - Accused Banker John Deuss & The Canterbury Tales
Nobel Prizes: Tanveer Jafri - Prof. Yunus Brought Economics To The Poor
Israel/OT: Genevieve Cora Fraser Takes A Second Look At Mel Gibson's Motivations
Eco-Economy: An Argentinean Economic Perspective On The Decline Of The USD
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SCOOP EXCLUSIVE: Charles Shaw Visits New Orleans For Scoop – Finds A Desperate City

- The St. Vincent’s guesthouse is a living metaphor for the city of New Orleans. The big, beautiful, bricked, French colonial structure on Magazine Street in what’s known as the Lower Garden District is a majestic presence. Wrapped in vines with an iron portico over the entrance forged in the traditional floral pattern that is characteristic of the Quarter, you are wowed and enticed by her beauty when you take her in for the first time. But step inside and the veneer suddenly drops and you find yourself unwittingly submitted to the hustle. For the interior of St. Vincent’s belies the soul of New Orleans: poor, black and desperate. See... NOLA Lost: 72 hours in America’s other Ground Zero [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00240.htm


Money Laundering: Suzan Mazur - Accused Banker John Deuss & The Canterbury Tales

- The question is why has Dutch businessman John Deuss' offshore First Curacao International Bank (FCIB) been singled out over the issue of VAT on mobile phone sales deposited at FCIB -- which mushroomed over the last two years from $60 million to billions of dollars before the bank was recently shut down -- when the international banking system as a whole is compromised? See... Why Has John Deuss Offshore Bank Been Singled Out? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00260.htm


Nobel Prizes: Tanveer Jafri - Prof. Yunus Brought Economics To The Poor

- Noble Prize committee has decided to award Noble peace Prize to an economist Prof. Mohammed Yunus, 66, a native of Bangladesh. It has been decided to award this prize collectively to Mohammad Yunus and the Grameen bank set up by him. This honour is considered to be the highest prize in the world. This honour will be given on December10, in Oslo. There were well contested 191 entries for Noble prize but it was decided to give this prize to Prof. Mohammad Yunus and the Grameen bank established by him. See... Tanveer Jafri: Noble Prize [1] 17 October 2006 |


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00251.htm


Israel/OT: Genevieve Cora Fraser Takes A Second Look At Mel Gibson's Motivations

- For those who inhabit Tinseltown and its environs as Mel Gibson does, there’s one site that is as famous to locals as Hollywood and Vine is to tourists - the Temple of the Arts in Beverly Hills. Located at the Wilshire Theater at 8440 Wilshire Blvd, the congregation led by Rabbi David Barron, though claiming solidarity with their brothers and sisters in Israel, has been treated to a variety of speakers, including luminaries such as Hillary Rodham Clinton. See... Cora Fraser: Is Mel Gibson Pro-Middle Eastern? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00248.htm


Eco-Economy: An Argentinean Economic Perspective On The Decline Of The USD

- Analysts the world over are starting to recognize the early warning signs of a gathering storm regarding the strength of the international financial system in general, and the stability of the United States Dollar, in particular. This essay provides an alternative view on this impending crisis, written from the viewpoint of an Argentine analyst whose country has undergone recurrent monetary and financial crises over the past forty years, albeit on a domestic rather than an international scale. See... Adrian Salbuchi: Death & Resurrection Of The $US [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00236.htm


MORE SCOOP COMMENT AND OPINION:

  • Rosalea Barker - Stateside: Shopping With Doreen [1]
  • Russell Brown & Ors. - Public Address 17/10/06 - Tricky Issues [2]
  • David Miller - David G. Miller: Sanctions Wont Stop North Korea [3]
  • Scoop Link - Rape Charge Advised Vs. Israel President [4]
  • Daniel Patrick Welch - Denouncing Hugo Chavez [5]
  • Martin LeFevre Meditations: When Time Stops [6]
  • Narconews - Baja Farmers Seize World's Largest Salt Mine [7] & Narconews: Fitzgerald - Mothers of the Disappeared [8]
  • Sanjay Upadhya Nepal: Precarious Premise Of Peacemaking [9]
  • S Kchetri - Nepal: SPA and Maoists May Take Rash Decisions [10]
  • David Swanson - Audio: Congressional Candidate Tony Trupiano [11]
  • Sherwood Ross - Fear of Tyranny Sweeping America [12]
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For October 16, 2006 [13] & October 15, 2006 [14]
  • Robert Parry - Foley "October Surprise" Claim Flops [15]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00238.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00254.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00252.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00234.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00250.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00249.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00247.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00244.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00246.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00245.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00243.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00259.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00258.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00235.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00253.htm

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