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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Foreshore & Seabed Bill Passed 2nd Reading This Morning
Reserve Bank Dep. Governor Concerned Over Foreign Debt
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Bush Appoints Rice To Replace Powell
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT: American Coup II: Explaining It All To Europe
American Coup II: An Investigation In Florida
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News Is There!
Sludge Report: US Money Supply Is Not As It Should Be
Fighting Talk Digest: Pilger’s Progress & More
Ivan Eland On The Purging Of The CIA
Mary Pitt Considers The New Industrialist/Fundamentalist Alliance
Vincent L Guarisco: Breaking The Trance
William Rivers Pitt On The Victory In Fallujah
OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Don Brash Releases Readers Digest Version Of National Party Policy
Government Urged To Speak Out Regarding US Actions In Fallujah
Binge Boozing Needs More Attention Than Advertising Campaign
Departed Dads Dodge Debt
Rod Donald Invokes Spirit Of Labour Past To Fight Free Trade
National Eyes Up Transgressor's Assets
Changes to 1993 Finance Act Mooted
Sick Soil Needs Government Intervention
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Condi Rice Appointed Secretary of State
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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS------------
Scoop Is In The House
– For Tuesday's Questions & Answers see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 16 Nov. 2004 [1] . There are no questions today because the house is in Urgency.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00370.htm
LEAD STORY:
Foreshore & Seabed Bill Passed 2nd Reading This Morning
- The Government's Foreshore and Seabed Bill passed its second reading this morning 65-55 with assistance from New Zealand First. More news will follow this afternoon. EARLIER: - Govt - Interests of whanau, hapu and iwi to be protected [1] - Govt - Changes to Seabed Bill protect Maori interests [2] - Govt. - Improvements to the Foreshore and Seabed Bill [3] - Maori Party - Maori Party Appalled At Foreshore And Seabed Fiasco [4] - Maori Party Speech - Turia Speech Foreshore and Seabed Bill 2nd Reading [5] - Nats - Labour spin starts to unravel on seabed [6] - United Future - UF moves for 75% majority to protect foreshore [7] - NZ First - Support Foreshore And Seabed Legislation [8] - National - Public shut out again from foreshore issue [9]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00358.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00355.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00352.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00368.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00369.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00372.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00371.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00346.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00348.htm
Reserve Bank Dep. Governor Concerned Over Foreign Debt
- Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Adrian Orr is warning that the rise in New Zealand's external debt in recent years stresses the need for policies to promote the soundness of the financial sector. See... Reserve Bank Says External Debt Needs Stabilising [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00233.htm
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
New organisation to develop New Zealand’s leaders [1] 'TSO' Sportscar Debuts in New Zealand [2] Gull Petroleum Drop Fuel Prices [3] Locke calls on Govt to condemn all war crimes [4] Zaoui Public Rally on 2nd Anniversary Of Detention [5]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00234.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00231.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00229.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00373.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00124.htm
Bush Appoints Rice To Replace Powell
- THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. I'm pleased to announce my nomination of Dr. Condoleezza Rice to be America's Secretary of State. Condi Rice is already known to all Americans, and to much of the world. See... Bush Appoints Condoleezza Rice Secretary of State [1] ALSO: - US Secretary of State Colin Powell Resigns [2] - Colin Powell's Resignation Will Have Little Impact [3] - Secretary Powell's Letter of Resignation [4] - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for November 15 [5]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00195.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00163.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00162.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00172.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00171.htm
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
Rocket Attacks Fired From Southern Lebanon [1] Curbing Spread of Weapons Uranium To Take 10 Years [2] UN Concerned Over Plight Of Civilians In Falluja [3] Timor-Leste Mission Extended For Final Six Months [4] Afghanistan Families Of Hostages Plead For Their Release [5]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00188.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00187.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00190.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00196.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00189.htm
http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup
SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT - American Coup II
American Coup II: Explaining It All To Europe
- Thank you for your long, handwritten letter (don't see many of those these days). Yes, I know that our election and our vote-counting process do not make sense to you citizens of Europe. But I'll try to answer your questions as best as I can -- ... See... Explaining the 2004 Election Disaster To Europeans [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00225.htm
American Coup II: An Investigation In Florida
- An investigation into the surprisingly-sordid history of America’s “election services industry” has revealed that executives and owners of the two largest companies, E S & S and Sequoia Pacific, have been convicted of bribery and suborning public officials ... See... Daniel Hopsicker: The Big Fix 2004 (Part 1) [1] MORE: - Mark Crispin Miller: Let’s Get Real [2] - The Black Commentator- Rule By Theft – Reconstructing The Crime [3] - Undernews - Sam Smith: Counter Journalism [4] - Bob Fitrakis - Ohio Election Officials Held Back Voting Machines [5] - US Greens - US Greens: Recount in Ohio a Sure Thing [6] See also...Full Coverage of American Coup II [7]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00223.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00221.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00220.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00218.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00215.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00164.htm
[7] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00020.htm
Top Artists Line Up For Free Zaoui Auckland Gig.
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News Is There!
- I can't help but think that the National Party's refusal to participate in the government's constitutional review indicates a fatal lack of confidence. Even if everything Don Brash said about the review yesterday is true - that it is a political move aimed ... See... Public Address 17/11/04 - Have A Go [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00224.htm
Sludge Report: US Money Supply Is Not As It Should Be
- IN THIS EDITION: No US M3 Growth Since June 2004 - Is There A Vulnerability In The US Mortgage Market? See... Sludge Report #165 – US M3 Growth Stops (Again) [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00211.htm
Fighting Talk Digest: Pilger’s Progress & More
- The say when the going gets tough, the tough get going. And going I have been, much like a rampant infection of the clappers. As you might have noted, work has been keeping me busy, but fortunately some of the fruits of my labour have been allowed ... See... Fighting Talk Digest: Scam I Am [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00216.htm
Ivan Eland On The Purging Of The CIA
- It has now become apparent why Porter Goss, a politician, was named to head the CIA in an administration that already has been accused of politicizing intelligence during the Iraq war: to settle old scores. See... Ivan Eland: Politics and the CIA [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00217.htm
Mary Pitt Considers The New Industrialist/Fundamentalist Alliance
- While the influence of third, fourth, and even fourth political parties appears to have been suspended in the 2004 elections, it is not unreasonable to consider what effect will be caused by the coalition of multi-national industrialists and ''born-again'' Christians on the future makeup of the existing parties and the future of the national political scene. See... Mary Pitt: Republican Tug of War [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00219.htm
Vincent L Guarisco: Breaking The Trance
- As the Bush administration lurches on, scarcely questioned, it will be all but impossible to inform our fellow citizens of the many horrific injustices that plague our society. See... Vincent L Guarisco: Breaking The Trance [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00214.htm
William Rivers Pitt On The Victory In Fallujah
- The top story on the New York Times website on Monday morning read, ''Rebels Routed in Fallujah''. It's a good thing, too, because we need to be fighting the terrorists over there in Iraq instead of over here in America. See... William Rivers Pitt: His Red Right Hand [1] MORE COMMENT ON FALLUJAH: - Fallujah Eyewitness Account: Tragedy Engulfs City [2] - Sheila Samples: Haunted Empire [3]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00208.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00209.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00191.htm


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Scoop Presents Steven Gray's DVD Reviews
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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)------------
Don Brash Releases Readers Digest Version Of National Party Policy
- An uncritical media has been suckered into accepting a line of Government spin which suggests that National has not released any policy, or is holding everything back until the election. Candidates and MPs are regularly challenged about this. See... Don Brash Writes - No. 44, 17 November 2004 [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00378.htm
Government Urged To Speak Out Regarding US Actions In Fallujah
- Green MP Keith Locke has challenged the government to speak out against American war crimes in Fallujah in the same way that it has condemned the terrorist bombing of civilian targets in Bagdad. See... Locke calls on Govt to condemn all war crimes [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00373.htm
Binge Boozing Needs More Attention Than Advertising Campaign
- "A culture change programme to eradicate binge drinking, as outlined by the Associate Minister of Health Damien O’Connor, is needed but is not enough," Progressive Deputy Leader Matt Robson said today. See... Drinking culture change only part of the answer [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00383.htm
Departed Dads Dodge Debt
- ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today called on the Labour Government to get tough on child support defaulters, in light of new information showing unpaid child support debt is set to hit $1 billion. See... Child Support Debt Hits $873 Million [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00374.htm
Rod Donald Invokes Spirit Of Labour Past To Fight Free Trade
- Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald is calling on the Prime Minister to observe her own party's founding principles before she signs up to free trade agreements with China and Thailand at this weekend's APEC meeting in Chile. See... Michael Savage would be spinning in his grave [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00384.htm
National Eyes Up Transgressor's Assets
-The proceeds-of-crime law must be tightened so investigators can deal effectively with drug dealers and white-collar criminals who launder cash, says National's Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall. See... Proceeds-of-crimes law needs tightening [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00380.htm
Changes to 1993 Finance Act Mooted
- Commerce Minister Margaret Wilson today released a second discussion document on the review of the Financial Reporting Act 1993. See... Review of Financial Reporting Act continues [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00385.htm
Sick Soil Needs Government Intervention
- Green MP Sue Kedgley is calling on central government to come to the party and help Wellingtonians find out whether their properties are contaminated. See... Govt must clean up Wellington’s contaminated soil [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00377.htm
ENDS
Alastair Thompson
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