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Sludge Report: World Suckles Great US Tit
Same Sex And De Facto Relationships In Property Legislation
Yes! We Want People’s Bank
Rosalea Barker: Republicans Love The Greens
Religious Propaganda Promotes Male Sexual Irresponsibility
Howard’s End: Shell To Benefit In China
UNESCO In Trouble With West Coasters
Western Pacific Region Declared Polio Free
Scoop Loop: Hospo Industry’s Big Night
Impressions Of The GM Commission
Is Economy Class Syndrome A Myth?
Scoop Arts: Surreal Scenes In Noumea
Scoop Business: Genuine Imitation Faux Leatherette!
Scoop World: 57 Years Missing In Action
News And Jobs From Oz
Scoop Sports: Boks Take Series With Top Batting
Sludge Anticipates A Tense Weekend In NY

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Sludge Report: World Suckles Great US Tit

- In this edition: The World Is Different This Time - Whatever Bill Wants Bill Gets – From Everyone! See... Sludge Report #38: World Suckles Great US Tit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00169.htm


Same Sex And De Facto Relationships In Property Legislation

- The Associate Minister of Justice Margaret Wilson welcomes the return of the Property (Relationships) legislation to parliament. See... A Fair Division Of Property When Relationships End [1] REACTION - NATS - Common-Sense In, PC Out [2] and Wilson Ignores Virtually All Submissions [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00529.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00528.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00527.htm


Yes! We Want People’s Bank

- Independent confirmation of public support for a People's Bank doesn't surprise the Deputy Prime Minister. See... The people say Yes! To the People's Bank [1] and Where will Jim put his banks? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00509.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00516.htm


Rosalea Barker: Republicans Love The Greens

- Just nine days to go to the election and the talking heads shows are getting in a lather. They - along with the writer of a recent NY Times editorial - seem to be outraged that Ralph Nader is not giving up and going away now that the race is as "tight as a tick." See... US Elections: Dot-com vs Dot-org [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00163.htm


Religious Propaganda Promotes Male Sexual Irresponsibility

- “ALRANZ shares the concerns of the Quality Public Education Coalition over the imposition of inaccurate religious propaganda masquerading as ‘sex education’ within some state schools,” stated Craig Young, ALRANZ Research Officer today. See... ALRANZ: Don't Promote Male Sexual Irresponsibility [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0010/S00040.htm


Howard’s End: Shell To Benefit In China

- The Kyoto Protocol on global warming is supposed to curb carbon pollution but imposes no emissions limits on countries such as China and India. It is not surprising, then, that international oil giant Shell has just finalised a contract to build a $4 billion billion petrochemical plant in southern China. See... Howard’s End: Kyoto Protocol Loophole [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00167.htm


UNESCO In Trouble With West Coasters

- The United Nations agency UNESCO has come under fire from West Coast lobby group Coast Action Network, for failing to respond to a complaint and for failing to follow its compliant procedures. John Howard reports. See... UNESCO Under Fire From West Coasters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00162.htm


Western Pacific Region Declared Polio Free

- Health Minister Annette King says she is delighted with today's World Health Organisation declaration that New Zealand, along with the entire Western Pacific region, has been declared polio free. See... Entire Western Pacific region polio free [1] and A Polio Free World - Rotary's Dream Within Grasp [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00514.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0010/S00072.htm


Scoop Loop: Hospo Industry’s Big Night

- Wellington's annual Felix Awards for hospitality saw the expected big party at the Overseas Terminal on Sunday night (photos below). See... Fun times at Felix Awards [1] . See also…More Photos from the Felix Awards [2] and STELLA ARTOIS TAPPING THE PULSE 30/10/00 [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00168.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0010/S00083.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0010/S00079.htm


Impressions Of The GM Commission

- Our perception is that the greatest moments of history are recorded on glorious battlefields or in vaulted majestic halls and courtrooms. The founding moments of nations and the discovery or enunciation of great ideas should happen in an appropriately grand place. See... Reflections on the first 2 weeks of GM Commission [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0010/S00066.htm


Is Economy Class Syndrome A Myth?

- The so-called economy class syndrome thought to threaten the health of long-haul travellers may well be another modern day medical myth, according to a study of nearly 800 patients reported in the latest Lancet Medical Journal (http://www.thelancet.com/). See... Is economy class syndrome another medical myth? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0010/S00064.htm


Scoop Arts: Surreal Scenes In Noumea

- So where was I during the ceremony? Some of our PI delegation went for a cruise to support a local Kanak festival that is happening as an alternative to the Festival. Report #3 from the Pacific Festival of Arts. See... A late opening, pub lights and highlights [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00165.htm


Scoop Business: Genuine Imitation Faux Leatherette!

- Commerce Commission action against misleading claims by furniture retailers continued today with the sixth successful prosecution since March-the Tauranga District Court fined Homeworld (Tga) Limited $6,500 for breaching the Fair Trading Act. See... "Leather" lounge suites were vinyl and leather [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00191.htm


Scoop World: 57 Years Missing In Action

- The Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence, Bruce Scott, today announced that the remains of two World War II Australian airmen have been recovered by the Royal Australian Air Force, 57 years after they were reported as missing in action. See... Missing WWII airmen remains recovered [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00204.htm


News And Jobs From Oz

- Flash Points a.. WHAT NOW FOR KERRY O'BRIEN? After The Budget Is Spent b.. BEWARE: REPORTER-AT-LARGE: Behind The SMH Shake-Out c.. PACHOLLI IS BACK IN TOWN: What Will The Minister Do About It? d.. COMPANY REPUTATIONS: Age and SMH Apply The Acid Test ... See... Media Flash - Australian Media News And Jobs 30/10 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00164.htm


Scoop Sports: Boks Take Series With Top Batting

- South Africa have won the one day series after securing an unbeatable 3-0 lead with their five wicket victory over New Zealand this morning. See... SERIES TO S.A. [1] , BOK BATTING ONSLAUGHT [2] and KIWIS BAT BRILLIANTLY [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00161.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00160.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00159.htm


Sludge Anticipates A Tense Weekend In NY

- In this edition: Operation Brain Storm. See... Sludge Report #37 – At Last, A Good Idea From Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00158.htm

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