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Howard’s End: Far From Stupid Commentary
Sludge Report: Ancient Middle East Family Feud
Rosalea Barker: US Elections, The Y4K Bug
Richard Poole: Just Because I Stood Up, I Shouldn't Be Shot Down
Scoop Sport: Lions Strike Form Heading Into Semis
More Brain Drain Feedback
Scoop Cartoon: A Suicidal Kiwi
Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington
Kiwi Kevin Is In The House - With A Vision
Off With Her Head
Guy’s World: The Name Of The Mouse
Scoop World: Charges Laid In Bosnia Shooting
Scoop World: Bush And Gore Debate Excerpts
Upton Online: The Olympics And The Chapple Analysis
Goff On Milosevic

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Howard’s End: Far From Stupid Commentary

- Over the last ten days or so, newspapers, TV and radio have really started to beat the drums about our economy and the so-called brain-drain. Headlines such as “slippery slope” and “ crisis” abound. But I smell a rat - you can call me old, but you can’t call me stupid! See... Howard’s End: You Can't Call Me stupid! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00039.htm


Sludge Report: Ancient Middle East Family Feud

- IN THIS EDITION: Middle East Situation Report – A Question – A Couple Of Answers – Sludge’s Answers – Application Of The Theory See... Sludge Report #32 – Resolving A Family Feud [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00038.htm


Rosalea Barker: US Elections, The Y4K Bug

- Since the presidential and vice presidential debates earlier this week the airwaves have been infested with the 4YK bug as the US gets ready to elect its next 4-year king. Writes Rosalea Barker from San Francisco. See... US Elections: The 4YK Problem [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00040.htm


Richard Poole: Just Because I Stood Up, I Shouldn't Be Shot Down

- Having come back from visiting my friends overseas, their message to me was that they were never coming home. They said ‘Why would we?’ See... Media Statement From Generation Lost Ad Organiser [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00032.htm


Scoop Sport: Lions Strike Form Heading Into Semis

- WELLINGTON 'underlioned' their semi-final intent in sensational style at WestpacTrust Stadium on Saturday with a thrilling 48-23 defeat of a strong Waikato outfit. See... WELLINGTON 'UNDERLIONS' SEMIS INTENT IN STYLE [1] . See also Scoop Images: Lions Vs Waikato (Action #1) [2] - Scoop Images: Lions Vs Waikato (Action #2) [3] and Scoop Images: Lions Vs Waikato (Fans) [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00037.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00045.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00043.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00044.htm


More Brain Drain Feedback

- See... Scoop Feedback: "A Generation Lost?" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00042.htm


Scoop Cartoon: A Suicidal Kiwi

- A new cartoon from Paul McDonald of http://www.political-cartoons.co.nz/ [1] . The first of what we hope will become a regular Scoop feature. See... Scoop Cartoon: NZ's Coup (On Target) [2]


[1] - http://www.political-cartoons.co.nz/
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00041.htm


Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

- Richard Poole's full page advertisement has resulted in frenzied coalition attacks. Labour's polling says that the loss of skilled New Zealanders is an issue deeply worrying the electorate. Helen Clark has adopted her usual crisis management strategy: ... See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 9/10/00 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00165.htm


Kiwi Kevin Is In The House - With A Vision

- Anyone feeling down in the dumps about NZ today need only look to Kiwi Kevin Roberts to at least try hard to cheer them up.. “We don't have a vision right now and God knows we need one. Government aren't providing one, the media aren't, business isn't - so it looks like it's up to you and me to take a crack!” See... At The Edge - Vision For New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00035.htm


Off With Her Head

- As the country slides inexorably into the third world, it now appears that, as in any tin-pot dictatorship, any dissent is to be punished. Helen Clark’s call for Roger Kerr’s head shows that free speech is no longer acceptable. See the Libertarianze view on the Business Round Table rucus... Libertarianz Calls For PM’s Head [1] ... for extensive coverage of the Brain Drain debate see below...


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00031.htm


Guy’s World: The Name Of The Mouse

- “George sounds like a mouse with a waistcoat on.” That was the only way I could explain why I liked the name George. “No it doesn’t,” said Steve, deadpan. See... Guy’s World: A Mouse In A Waistcoat [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00036.htm


Scoop World: Charges Laid In Bosnia Shooting

- The initial investigation into a shooting incident in Bosnia allegedly involving a New Zealand Army officer and British soldiers on 20 August 2000 is complete and four charges have been laid under the Armed Forces Discipline Act 1971. See... Charges Laid In Bosnia Shooting [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00047.htm


Scoop World: Bush And Gore Debate Excerpts

- Excerpts: Bush/Gore First Presidential Debate October 3 Their remarks on U.S. energy and foreign policy See... Debate: Bush And Gore On Foreign Policy And Energy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00048.htm


Upton Online: The Olympics And The Chapple Analysis

- When you know you’re totally out-classed, the only thing left to do is offer undiluted praise to the victors. This New Zealand has been doing with uncharacteristic fervour. Writes Upton Online. See... Upton-on-line: Olympic Kitsch and Closing The Gaps [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00150.htm


Goff On Milosevic

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff has welcomed the popular uprising by Serbian people against President Slobodan Milosevic See... Milosevic Must Go [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00148.htm

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Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

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Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

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Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

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Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

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