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Fiji: Chaudhry Calls For New Elections
Letter From Elsewhere: Word’s Nasty, Officious Little Policemen
Keith Rankin: Demanding A Knowledge Economy
Scoop Images: Kalimantan Massacre (WARNING VERY VERY UNPLEASANT!)
Katya Rivas: Latest Lent Instalment
Eco-Economy: Why have we lost social capital?
Today Is International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day: Girls Can Do Anything
The Grinches Who Would Steal International Women’s Day - Lindsay Perigo & Libz
Dumb Questions Earn Census The Title “Shumucksus”
ALRANZ Remember Dr. Green's "unfortunate experiment" At National Women's Hospital
Scoop World: Euro-MP demands clarity On US-EU Spying Claims

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Fiji: Chaudhry Calls For New Elections

- Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry and leaders of his partners in the People's Coalition Government met with acting President Ratu Josefa Iloilo this morning regarding the current political impasse in the country. See... Mahendra Chaudhry Asks For New Elections [1] MORE: - NZ GOVT - Fijian Developments Encouraging - PM [2] . - PACNEWS - FIJI: Coalition backs Baba [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00052.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00104.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00046.htm


Letter From Elsewhere: Word’s Nasty, Officious Little Policemen

- I am in mourning for my software. We've been together for fourteen years. We’ve written three whole books, parts of several more, and countless papers, speeches, articles and reviews. See... Letter From Elsewhere: The Lord of the Wing-Dings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00045.htm


Keith Rankin: Demanding A Knowledge Economy

- The Tertiary Education Advisory Committee (TEAC), set up to advise the government how to achieve its vision of a complementary rather than a competition-oriented tertiary sector, presented its second of three reports yesterday. See... Keith Rankin: Demanding A Knowledge Economy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00044.htm


Scoop Images: Kalimantan Massacre

– Scoop received these images of massacred civilians in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, from an observer in the territory. WARNING: These images are deeply disturbing. See... Scoop Images: Kalimantan Carnage [WARNING!] [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00047.htm


Katya Rivas: Latest Lent Instalment

- Nobody really believes that I perspired blood that night at Gethsemane, and few believe that I suffered much more in those hours than in the Crucifixion. See... Katya Rivas: Jesus Prays in the Garden [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00048.htm


Eco-Economy: Why have we lost social capital?

- My partner and I are now in the process of starting a neighbourhood e-mail group which will hopefully improve the quality of life for people in our street. The plan is that we will supplement the Internet with some real life interactions to build community and social capital. See... Eco-Economy: Why have we lost social capital? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00046.htm


Today Is International Women’s Day

- Acting Women's Affairs Minister Sandra Lee says New Zealand welcomes the launch of the Millennium Peace Prize for Women, the first award of its kind to honour women for peace-building, to mark International Women's Day today. See... New International Peace Prize For Women Welcomed [1] MORE: - NATS - Irony In International Women's Day [2] - - MINISTRY OF WOMEN’S AFFAIRS - International Women’s Day [3] - NZUSA - End Rape And Violence On Working Women's Day [4] - UNITED NATIONS - International Women's Day, 8 March [5] and Status of Women [6] - US STATE DEPT - Women's Day Celebrates 90 Years [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00102.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00105.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00027.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0103/S00013.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00049.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00048.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00047.htm


International Women’s Day: Girls Can Do Anything

- How sharp is this Fringe Festival performer? Images from Chris McCarthy. See... HOW SHARP? Down The Hatch [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00050.htm


The Grinches Who Would Steal International Women’s Day - Lindsay Perigo & Libz

- Who'd be an employer? All that money - YOUR money - that you have to give to the Molesworth Mafia via the IRD; all that time - YOUR time - you have to waste deducting portions of what you pay your employees - THEIR money - on the Mafia's behalf; all those forms you have to fill out at the Government's bequest - PAYE, ACC, GST, FBT ... Isn't it time to say, "FTG"? See... Lindsay Perigo: Say 'FTG' to Ugly Wimmin [1] and Feminists Need To Face Biological Reality [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00028.htm


Dumb Questions Earn Census The Title “Shumucksus”

- You know in a civilised society such as this one you would have thought we would have elevated to new levels of civility(hence the term civilisation), but you see now I have realised the true light of Helen that we shall and always will be savages at heart. See... Shumucksus 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00030.htm


ALRANZ Remember Dr. Green's "unfortunate experiment" At National Women's Hospital

- “While ALRANZ expresses its condolences to Dr.Herbert Green's family and friends on his passing, we should not forget the others who have cause to remember his name.” said Craig Young, ALRANZ Research Officer today. See... ALRANZ: Death of Dr. Herbert Green [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00029.htm


Scoop World: Euro-MP demands clarity On US-EU Spying Claims

- Following a controversial meeting of the European Parliament's Echelon Committee yesterday, (Tuesday 6 March), the Greens/EFA Group calls for an open debate on the issue in plenary next week. See... Euro-MP demands clarity on US-EU spying claims [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00051.htm


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