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SHARP RELIGION: Dealing With Abominations
Laura Schlessinger is a US radio personality who dispenses advice to people who call in to her radio show. Recently, she said that homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned in any circumstance. The following is a very sharp open letter to Dr. Laura penned by a US resident and also posted on the Internet (STORY CONTINUES)

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
NEWSFLASH: US Bomb Kills Kiwi SAS Major In Kuwait
NEWSFLASH: Attention All Defacto Couples - Prepare To Be Married
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers
Sludge Report: The Child Killer Readies His Arrows
David Miller: Reduced Defence Capability Risky
Stateside With Rosalea: Cowboy Poetry & The Glories Of Beef
Sutton Wants Meat Industry To Keep It Clean, Despite Scrapie Smear
PM'S PRESSER: Foot And Mouth Biosecurity Tightening Confirmed
CRAP: A Deengo In The Kiwi House
Animal Rights Protesters Target Canadian High Commission
Arrested Wellington S26 Protesters On Trial
Wilson Introduces Electoral Amendment Bill
Napster Not Over By A Long Shot


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Kiwi Casualty In The Gulf - SAS Major John McNutt

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NEWSFLASH: US Bomb Kills Kiwi SAS Major In Kuwait

- New Zealand Army officer acting Major John McNutt was killed in Kuwait this morning (5:55am NZT) during a training exercise. See... New Zealand Officer Killed In Kuwait [1] - Scoop Images: Acting Major John McNutt [2] - NEWSFLASH: Kiwi Serviceman Killed In Kuwait [3] REACTION: - NATS - Tragic Death Of SAS Officer Major John McNutt [4] - GOVT - Govt Shocked At Kuwait Bombing Accident [5] BACKGROUND ON THE SAS IN THE GULF: - November 1998 - Claims SAS Involved In Covert Ops "For Many Years" [6] - TV REVIEW: Assignment Is Almost Inside The SAS [7] - What Were Our SAS Doing In The Gulf This Year? [8] - March 1998 - Most Troops Coming Home, SAS Stay [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00076.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00081.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00079.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00184.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00183.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/61/bf/199811301011.068521.html
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/24/ec/199811270718.16191b.html
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/cc/43/199811270719.368778.html
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/1b/ac/199803170818.44820f.html


NEWSFLASH: Attention All Defacto Couples - Prepare To Be Married

- Following question time today Parliament moved on to the committee stages of the Property Relations Bill. See... NEWSFLASH: Prepare To Be Married [1] . For background and analysis of the little known, but hugely important Property Relations Bill , see… Sludge Report #41 - A Festering Scab Of A Bill [2] and Upton-on-line November 3rd [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00085.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/a6/dc/200011150050.b074a345.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/b9/e4/200011031000.ed9dc7d8.html


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

- Economic Performance - Biosecurity Fines – Foot and Mouth Concerns – PM Husband's Friendship With Pharmac Reviewer – Biosecurity Measures – People’s Bank Popularity – Brian Neeson's Missing Prisoner – Brain Drain – Christine Rankin Suing Sue Bradford. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 13th March [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00083.htm


Sludge Report: The Child Killer Readies His Arrows

- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon now has his Cabinet in place, and the real aftermath of the disastrous election result of February 6th is now upon us. It is hard to be anything other than extremely pessimistic about what the future holds. See... Sludge Report #53 - Waiting For The Trigger Point [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00073.htm


David Miller: Reduced Defence Capability Risky

- The announcement last week that the government does not intend to modernise New Zealand’s airborne anti- submarine capability is another blow to the defence forces of this country and adds to the growing uncertainty about the future role and combat effectiveness of the military. See... David Miller: Can NZ Afford Non-Combat Forces? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00077.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: Cowboy Poetry & The Glories Of Beef

- A 50 minute flight through the Sierra Nevada takes you from Oakland, California to Reno, Nevada - the self-styled “biggest little city in the world”. Southwest Airlines, celebrating its 30th year in business, has $30 one-way fares. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Whoopy Tai Yai Oh! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00076.htm


Sutton Wants Meat Industry To Keep It Clean, Despite Scrapie Smear

- Despite being furious over the incorrect claim alleging New Zealand sheep have scrapie in a pamphlet distributed to all 33.5 million German homes, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton says New Zealand should not take advantage of the European meat crisis by aggressively marketing its meat exports as disease free. See... Scrapie Smear Shouldn't Change Style - Sutton [1] and New Zealand furious at German scrapie allegations [2] REACTION: - NATS - Govt must help Meat Board fight Germans [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00074.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00167.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00175.htm


PM'S PRESSER: Foot And Mouth Biosecurity Tightening Confirmed

- Cabinet has approved extra measures to tighten New Zealand's border control, Prime Minister Helen Clark and Acting Biosecurity Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Biosecurity measures announced - PM and Sutton [1] REACTION: - NATS - Where is the immediate protection? [2] - FEDERATED FARMERS - Foot and Mouth Border Protection Package Welcomed [3] - GREENS - Greens welcome more dollars for biosecurity [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00168.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00174.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00173.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00171.htm


CRAP: A Deengo In The Kiwi House

- “At the Destruction of Government party's annual conference, an imported Australian deengo scientist argued that kiwi should be raised as a food source.” See... CRAP: Sinister "Taste of Kiwi" Plans from DOG [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00055.htm


Animal Rights Protesters Target Canadian High Commission

- Local animal rights campaigners are joining an international day of action against the Canadian and Norwegian seal hunts with protests planned in Wellington tomorrow. See... Canadian High Commission To Be Targeted Today [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00054.htm


Arrested Wellington S26 Protesters On Trial

- Seven people arrested at an anti capitalist demonstration last year are facing trial in the Wellington District Court this week. See... Anti Capitalist protesters on trial in Wellington [1] BACKGROUND FROM SCOOP ARCHIVE - Wellington s26 Arrests - Police Violence On TV [2] - Arrests Stall Carnival Against Capitalism [3] - Newsflash: Eight Arrested In Wellington Demo [4] - Wellington S26 Protest Action [5] - Scoop Live: Vegie Burgers Are Being Served [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00053.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/0b/e0/200009261901.ba15a97d.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/d1/4b/200009261526.0700a19e.html
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/e5/90/200009261501.5f39979f.html
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/31/9b/200009261343.abad79d2.html
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/7a/41/200009260053.cba443f4.html


Wilson Introduces Electoral Amendment Bill

- The Associate Minister of Justice Margaret Wilson today introduced a bill to improve and modernise election procedures. The changes are in line with the Government’s commitment to ensure the 2002 general election avoids the problems experienced in 1999. See... Electoral Amendment Bill introduced - Wilson [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00172.htm


Napster Not Over By A Long Shot

- As you probably know by now, the federal district court has issued a pre-trial injunction ordering Napster to block the sharing of specific music files at the request of copyright holders (in most cases, record companies or music publishers). See... Napster News 2001.3.11 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0103/S00029.htm

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