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Cannabis Growing Pensioner Should Be Applauded For His Industry
Guest Opinion: A Day At The GM Commission
The Thalidomide Of Genetic Engineering
Arts Festival Organiser Writes Home
Brain Drain Website Launched By Kiwi In London
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers
Scoop Link: Secret Human/Pig Gene Experiments
Tranz Rail To Be Broken Up And Sold
Warning On Rail Purchase
Guest Opinion: Kiwi Attitudes & Athletic Success
John Howard: New Measures For Westland Economic Development
National Superannuation Fund Proposal Announced - FULL REACTION
Govt Under Fire For Excluding Critics From Business Conference
Scoop World: Normal Trade For U.S. And China

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Cannabis Growing Pensioner Should Be Applauded For His Industry

- Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath asks exactly who pensioner George Edwards was harming when he grew some cannabis and sold it to other consenting adults. See... Te Puke Pensioner A Victim Of Drug War Insanity [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00046.htm


Guest Opinion: A Day At The GM Commission

- Listening to fears being expressed by those with sufficient courage to face the Commissioners - notably the women folk - I began to wonder if they were justified. See... A Dive Into The Gene Pool [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00057.htm


The Thalidomide Of Genetic Engineering

- By the end of the 1980s some millions of people, mostly in North America, were supplementing their diet with L-tryptophan, an essential amino-acid present in proteins of any normal diet. Amino-acids such as tryptophan are routinely produced in micro-breweries ... See... The Thalidomide Of Genetic Engineering [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0010/S00025.htm


Arts Festival Organiser Writes Home

- A rainy Sunday in Hanover - I am on the last leg of this trip, sitting in another hotel room, this time courtesy of the Goethe Institut. I am very much looking forward to coming home and to all the normal things, like sleeping in my own bed, cooking ... See... Carla Van Zon: Postcard from the Festival [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00060.htm


Brain Drain Website Launched By Kiwi In London

- The ‘Brain Drain’ debate has ignited again. London based New Zealander, Jeremy Punnett, has launched a website attacking the recent campaigns of John Carr and Richard Poole. See... London Based Kiwi Launches Brain Drain Website [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00045.htm


Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Ruling: Who Should Answer Questions– Super – Airways Bid For UK Air Traffic Control – Super x 3 – School Zoning – Tranz Rail – Dawn Raid Mistakes – Student Loan Interest Writeoffs – Inflation – Special ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –11 October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00061.htm


Scoop Link: Secret Human/Pig Gene Experiments

- The following is a link to: Dairies of Despair – “The Secret History of Pig-to-Primate Organ Transplants” - the contents of a website containing confidential Novartis papers which have been protected against publication in the UK by a court order. See... Scoop Link: Human/Pig Gene Experiments Exposed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00053.htm


Tranz Rail To Be Broken Up And Sold

- Tranz Rail announced yesterday a fall in profit and a plan to break up the company and sell off everything except the rail-freight and Cook Strait Ferry operations. See…AGM SPEECHES - Speech by Michael Beard, Tranz Rail MD, To AGM [1] - Speech by Bob Wheeler, Chairman, Tranz Rail,To AGM [2] and RELEASES - First Quarter Profit Warning From Tranz Rail [3] - Tranz Rail’s Refrigerated Freight Business Sale [4] - Tranz Rail Seeking Buyer For Long Distance Trains [5] POLITICAL REACTION: - GREEN - Warning Bells Ring Over Rail Split Up [6] - GOVERNMENT - Govt seeks more info on Tranz Rail review [7] - GREEN - Time To Really "Save Rail" [8] - FROM THE ARCHIVE - Sludge #28 Feedback - Railroad Extortion [9] and Sludge Report #28 - Slow Down! [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00086.htm
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[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00221.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00204.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00195.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/49/4d/200009141132.58ad26d6.html
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/86/28/200009130057.d33c6da8.html


Warning On Rail Purchase

- The suggestion that the Auckland Regional Council should take over the local commuter rail services should alarm both rail users and ratepayers throughout the region. Writes David Thornton. See... Auckland Regional Council Can't Take Over Rail [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0010/S00019.htm


Guest Opinion: Kiwi Attitudes & Athletic Success

- Two threats to national self-confidence coincided, merged, coalesced and multiplied themselves in the aftermath of the Sydney Olympics. They were, of course, the sad performance of our athletes and the alleged increase in the 'brain drain'. As one ... See... Athletes' Morale, Brain Drain, And Kiwi Attitudes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00058.htm


John Howard: New Measures For Westland Economic Development

- A raft of new measures, which includes waiving all new building and resource management consent application fees for the next six months, will be introduced if a committee of the Westland District Council on the West Coast gets its way. John Howard reports. See... New Measures For Westland Economic Development [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00059.htm


National Superannuation Fund Proposal Announced

- “The proposed New Zealand Superannuation Fund offers an important opportunity to introduce stability and security into retirement income” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... An Enduring Solution To Funding New Zealand Super' [1] MORE - Pre-Funding NZ Superannuation: Budget Implications [2] - Making A Commitment To Our Elders – Jim Anderton [3] - Offering New Zealanders Security In Retirement – Steve Maharey [4] REACTION - ACT - More Questions Than Answers On Cullen’s Super Fund [5] - NATIONAL - Monster scheme needs proper testing [6] - ACT ACT Reserves Judgement On Super Proposal [7] - UNITED - Super Ping-Pong Continues [8] - NZ FIRST - Peters Makes Superannuation Commitment [9] - GREENS - Green Position On Super Fund [10] - GREY POWER - Put Certainty Back Into Super - Grey Power [11] - AXA - Brave New Era For Superannuation, Says AXA [12]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00199.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00197.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00198.htm
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[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00207.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00210.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00212.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00048.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00087.htm


Govt Under Fire For Excluding Critics From Business Conference

- The Government's approach to the upcoming business summit is akin to a kamikaze approach, because of the bizarre selection rules for conference invitees precluding any business individual or organisation, who is critical of government policy from attending, says Hon Peter Dunne, leader United New Zealand. See... Govt. Takes "Kamikaze Approach" To Business Summit [1] EARLIER - NATS - Big Spend-Up On Million Dollar Legal Eagles [2] - ACT - "Guess Who's NOT Coming to Dinner" [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00187.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00159.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00155.htm


Scoop World: Normal Trade For U.S. And China

- President Clinton's Signing of Legislation Establishing Permanent Normal Trade Relations for China Marks an Historic Moment in U.S.-China Relations. See... An Historic Moment for U.S. China Relations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00070.htm


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