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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A
Sludge Report: More Powder Added To Explosive Situation
Greenpeace Sandbag Office, Mobil Cry “No Fair”
The Real OneRing.Net Stands Up
Sludge Report: Dubya Takes His Weather To Europe, And Leaves It
GE Cows Experiment A Dismal Failure
Oz PM’s Communications With God Break Down
CHP’s Morality Out Of Step With NZ
Dairy Merger: Disagreement Over McKinsey Report
Health Boards Gagged – Sowry
Fiji: Speight Case Delayed Until he Can find A Real Lawyer

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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Borrowing And Saving For Super – Super Alternatives – Gagging DHBs – Minimum Wage – Bay of Plenty Health – Far North Power Disconnections – Ruapehu Lahar Protection – Electricity Prices – University Funding – UE Subjects – Borrowing And Saving For Super – Knowledge Economy. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 13 June [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00074.htm


Sludge Report: More Powder Added To Explosive Situation

- C.D. Sludge has learned from Middle East sources that Russia has agreed to substantially modernise the Syrian army as part of a major arms transaction worth more than US $1 billion (NZD $2.4 billion).See... Sludge Report #86 – Levantine Superpower Games [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00073.htm


Greenpeace Sandbag Office, Mobil Cry “No Fair”

- "Climate change is an important issue and Mobil supports the right of all interested parties to make their views known. However, Greenpeace is seeking to promote the idea that support for, or opposition to, the Kyoto Protocol equates to concern or non-concern about climate change. This is simply not the case,” said Mobil in response to yesterday’s Greenpeace protest in Wellington. See... Greenpeace Protest [1] and Greenpeace Sandbags Mobil – No. 1 Villain [2] MORE: - Greenpeace - Images: Greenpeace NZ Sandbags Mobil [3] - Greens - Mobil, Come On Board Over Low Sulphur [4] - Bluegreens - Boycott Mobil Say Bluegreens [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00042.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00038.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00045.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00142.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00046.htm


The Real OneRing.Net Stands Up

- Regular subscribers to Scoop may have noticed an article by Kevin Loughlin about the founders of Tolkien website TheOneRing.net - that is, about myself and Mike Regina. See... The Real Story Behind TheOneRing.Net [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00072.htm


Sludge Report: Dubya Takes His Weather To Europe, And Leaves It

- US President George W. Bush leaves today for his first trip as Commander in Chief to Europe, and from the look of NOAA’s supercomputer weather forecasts, he will be taking his inclement weather with him. See... Sludge Report #85 – Dubya Takes Weather With Him [1] MORE: - President Bush Remarks On Global Climate Change [2] - Press Briefing On US President's Trip To Europe [3] - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing June 8, 2001 [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00067.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00034.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00035.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00032.htm


GE Cows Experiment A Dismal Failure

- Almost all of the genetically engineered foetuses, in an AgResearch experiment in Hamilton, New Zealand, designed to insert a human myelin gene into milk-producing cows, have aborted. Only three calves, of the sixty promised, are believed to have survived, and one was removed from the mother-cow by caesarian. See... Scores of foetuses abort - 3 sad calves are born [1] and What Price Stubbornness? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0106/S00031.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0106/S00033.htm


Oz PM’s Communications With God Break Down

- The leader of the nation has been publicly accused by a prominent Anglican clergyman as being “out of touch with God” and was told to “spend more time with the Bible looking for guidance from Jesus”. See... Big News: PM Out Of Touch With God [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00071.htm


CHP’s Morality Out Of Step With NZ

- “The latest outburst from Graham Capill of the Christian Heritage Party is one excellent reason for his party's pathetic showing in most opinion polls, where they receive barely one per cent of the party vote.” See... Reproductive Choice is the Mark of A Civil Society [1] and More Aid For Death Squad - CHP [2] EARLIER: - CHP - Cries In Support Of A Civilised Society [3] - ALRANZ - More Sex Education and Contraceptive Subsidies [4] and More Abortions in 2000 [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00047.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00050.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00039.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/ma son/stories/PO0106/S00035.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00085.htm


Dairy Merger: Disagreement Over McKinsey Report

- “Why have McKinseys watered-down their 1999 pre-conditions”, asked Mark Masters on behalf of Farmers for a Better Dairy Deal. See... Global Co: Mckinsey Report [1] and McKinsey & Co. Recommends Farmers Support GlobalCo [2] MORE: - Farmers For A Better Dairy Deal - Global Co: Polling [3] - BNZ - BNZ Gets Behind Dairy Industry Expansion [4] - Kiwi Co-op - Kiwi Co-operative Dairies Welcomes BNZ Initiative [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00107.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00100.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00106.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00109.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00110.htm


Health Boards Gagged – Sowry

- The Director General of Health's direction to District Health Board chairs yesterday to gag their board chief executives from talking to the media is absolutely appalling, National's Health spokesman Roger Sowry said today. See... Stand over tactics to gag boards [1] and Sowry talking through hole in his leak [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00148.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00152.htm


Fiji: Speight Case Delayed Until he Can find A Real Lawyer

- The Chief Magistrate has again adjourned the preliminary investigation in the Speight treason case by a month. His ground was that Speight needed the time to find “adequate legal representation”. See... Speight case adjourned for another month [1] . See also... Terrorist George Speight's `lawyer' is no lawyer [2] and Navin Naidu In Police Custody [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00037.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00036.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00043.htm

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