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Top Scoops: Comment & Opinion Digest Nov. 21-22

Published: Wed 22 Nov 2006 03:49 PM
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SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:
Antiquities: Suzan Mazur Talks To Medici Conspiracy Author Peter Watson
Milton Friedman RIP: Killing America Softly With His Song
American Coup: A Push For Paper Ballots For Presidential Election 2008
911 Unanswered Questions: How Much 9/11 Connected Heroin Would Be Newsworthy?
Media: The Death Of Newspapers? Journalism?
Iran: Yet Another Seymour Hersh Scoop On Iran War Plans
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Antiquities: Suzan Mazur Talks To Medici Conspiracy Author Peter Watson
- The Carlyle Hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side was the designated meeting spot, in the bar made famous by Ludwig Bemelmans' mural of Manhattan, Carlyle's very own Euphronios masterpiece. Bemelmans' was packed at 5:30, and I ran into US News & World Report publisher Mort Zuckerman, who was happy to see me thinking I was his date. Medici Conspiracy author, Peter Watson, arrived soon after. And Peter and I settled in at a table beside one of Bemelman's bankers on the wall. See... Krumpets With Medici Conspiracy's Peter Watson [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00363.htm
Milton Friedman RIP: Killing America Softly With His Song
- You'd never guess it from the sycophantic obituaries, but Milton Friedman did more damage to American democracy and culture than just about any figure in the 20th century. The sycophancy isn't surprising. Friedman was blessed with it from the start. For example, the supposedly liberal PBS starred him in a ten part series, "Free to Choose" in 1980 just in time to help Reagan win the presidency. See… Friedman: Killing America Softly With His Song [1] . See also… Video: Milton Friedman Addresses 2003 ACT Conf. [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00379.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00335.htm
American Coup: A Push For Paper Ballots For Presidential Election 2008
- The United States just endured another election that inspired more suspicion than confidence. Two years after the fiasco of Election 2004 in Ohio and elsewhere, four year years after the never investigated mystery of Georgia 2002, and six years after the disgrace of Florida which saw the loser of the popular vote (s)elected President by the Supreme Court; major problems pervade the US election system. The new problems created by computerized voting and tabulation merge with traditional race and class based election fraud in an assault on free, fair, transparent and inclusive elections. See... M. Collins: Paper for President - The Time is NOW [1] MORE AMERICAN COUP 2006 NEWS: Rob Kall - Clear Evidence 2006 Congressional Elections Hacked [2] John Gideon - Daily Voting News For November 20, 2006 [3] , November 19, 2006 [4] & November 17-18, 2006 [5]
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911 Unanswered Questions: How Much 9/11 Connected Heroin Would Be Newsworthy?
- For at least the past three years, news accounts published in the MadCowMorningNews and in my book "Welcome to TERRORLAND" have asserted that while he was in Venice and Southwest Florida, several of terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta's closest associates were, surprisingly, not Arab nationals, but German or Swiss, through evidence developed from interviews with Amanda Keller, Mohamed Atta's erstwhile American girlfriend. See... UQ Wire: Sarasota Herald Tribune Retraction Sought [1] & UQ Wire: Mohamed Atta Associate in South Pacific [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00382.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00326.htm
Media: The Death Of Newspapers? Journalism?
- If some doomsday industry analysts are to be believed, newspapers are laid out and stacked neatly inside their own future death warehouses, not only in the United States, but worldwide. "October was a pretty depressing month for national newspapers. While circulations slide, the industry news has been dominated by job cuts and staff unrest, particularly among journalists," England's Guardian Unlimited reported in November. See... Thomas D. Williams: The Decline of Journalism [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00381.htm
Iran: Yet Another Seymour Hersh Scoop On Iran War Plans
- A month before the November elections, Vice-President Dick Cheney was sitting in on a national-security discussion at the Executive Office Building. The talk took a political turn: what if the Democrats won both the Senate and the House? How would that affect policy toward Iran, which is believed to be on the verge of becoming a nuclear power? At that point, according to someone familiar with the discussion, Cheney began reminiscing about his job as a lineman, in the early nineteen-sixties, for a power company in Wyoming. See... Scoop Link: Seymour Hersh – Iran, The Next Act [1] MORE ON POTENTIAL IRAN WAR: Haaretz - Scoop Link: Bush Says "Understand" Israel Attack On Iran [2] Sherwood Ross - Bush's Reason To Back Israel’s Attack On Lebanon [3] Agence France-Presse - Link: CIA Analysis Finds Iran Not Developing Nukes [4]
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MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:
Russell Brown & Ors. - Public Address 21/11/06 - A Roar Across The Water [1] & Public Address 20/11/06 - Giant Cancerous C*Ndom [2] Rosalea Barker - Stateside With Rosalea: All Over the Place [3] David Miller - Iraq Is Now The Democrats’ Problem, Not Dubya’s [4] Bernard Weiner - The Limits of Euphoria in a Political Dogfight [5] Sam Smith - Victory With No Place To Go [6] William Fisher - Scientific Sleight Of Hand [7] Evelyn Pringle - Big Pharma Hits On Pregnant Women [8] Tanveer Jafri - Veils & The Muslim Women [9] Siddhi B. Ranjitkar - Winners and Losers [10] Sheila Samples - No Peace, No Place For Palestine [11] Peter Rost M.D. - How Multinational Corporations Avoid Paying Taxes [12] , The Lounge [13] & What About Women’s Lib? [14] New York Times - Kissinger Says Victory in Iraq Not Possible [15] Paul Levy - Paul Levy: Delusions Of Separation [16] UK Guardian - Scoop Link: Did the CIA kill Bobby Kennedy? [17] Narconews - Blockades Close Chiapas in Defense of Oaxaca [18] William Fisher - How Long Is Long Enough? [19] Genevieve Cora Fraser - Israel’s Iron Will Inspired "The Iron Wall" [20] Kidd Millennium - Cartoon: Hangin' Out To Dry [21] Uri Avnery - Grossman's Dilemma [22] The Daily Mail - Link: Iraq Is a "Disaster" Admits Blair [23] Jason Leopold - Jason Leopold: Peter Lance's 9/11 Masterpiece [24] Bill Quigley - Prison for Anti-Nuke Clowns, US WMDs Protected [25] Ramzy Baroud - Ramzy Baroud: Killing Hope in Beit Hanoun [26] Tortilla con Sal Translation - Octavio Rodríguez Araujo: Mexico In Crisis [27] Masalai i tokaut - Masalai i tokaut: Forest Min Tries To Gag Debate [28] Robert Parry - Robert Parry: America: What to Do Next? [29] David Swanson - Want to End the War? Ask for Investigations!
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Alastair Thompson
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