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Sludge Report: Net Domination Can Be Beaten
Sludge Report : Murder Is Murder
Howard’s End: Chillin’ In The Boardroom
Keith Rankin: Infinitely Variegated Permutations Of Tax
Scoop Images: Fleeting Mountain Beauty
Govt About-face On ACC Refunds Is Theft
NZers Are Not Getting The Biosecurity Message
Cullen In UK: Surviving Global Economic Slowdown
Scoop Images: Suburban Wellington In White
NZ Greenhouse Gas Research Attracts International Scientists
Nobel Laureate McDiarmid Graces Appointment
Scoop World: Fiji Murders - Overheard Conversation Suggests Hit-list
Scoop World: Bolivian Debtors Protest
Katya Rivas: Satan

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Sludge Report: Net Domination Can Be Beaten

- Inside This Edition: It's Official - XtraMSN Is Not Abusive (Legally Anyway) - But You Too Can Be Freed From XtraMSN! See... Sludge Report #93 – Freedom Is Just A Click Away! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00029.htm


Sludge Report : Murder Is Murder

- If and when more teenagers are killed by another young Palestinian suicide bomber, Israel’s Cabinet will only have themselves to blame. And when they go to comfort the grieving parents of the victims, they should remember to say sorry. See... Sludge Report #94 - Macho Instincts Take Over [1] . See also... Israel’s State Assassination Policy Must Stop [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00014.htm


Howard’s End: Chillin’ In The Boardroom

- Slow down, stop multi-tasking, work less, follow your heart and soul and work from the centre of yourself. These are messages baby-boomer executives are taking on board as a spiritual awakening travels across the world. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Baby-Boomer Executives Waking Up [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00028.htm


Keith Rankin: Infinitely Variegated Permutations Of Tax

- I have received some feedback after last-week presenting an argument in favour of a home equity tax. One responder cannot understand the difference between a home equity tax and a capital gains tax. Another sees the idea of offsetting a tax with a tax credit as a barmy form of bureaucratese. See... Keith Rankin: Taxing Questions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00025.htm


Scoop Images: Fleeting Mountain Beauty

- More images of the environs of the most photogenic mountain village in the world taken by Norman Mackay . See... Scoop Images: Magical Light Over Lake Ohau [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00026.htm


Govt About-face On ACC Refunds Is Theft

- The government's refusal to refund up to 100,000 self-employed New Zealanders who were over-charged for their ACC premiums last year, is nothing short of institutionalised theft, says ACT deputy leader Ken Shirley. See... ACC No-Refund Decision Is Theft - ACT [1] and Greens shocked by Government about face on ACC - Greens [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00068.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00078.htm


NZers Are Not Getting The Biosecurity Message

- “It is appalling that 40 per cent of the people carrying undeclared risk material into the country are New Zealanders” Federated Farmers President Alistair Polson said today. See... NZ tourists not taking on Border Control Messages [1] and Biosecurity Awareness An Ongoing Need [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0107/S00051.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00062.htm


Cullen In UK: Surviving Global Economic Slowdown

- I have been asked to introduce this discussion by commenting on why the New Zealand and UK economies seem to be withstanding the slowdown in the global economy. See... Address To NZ/Aus Chamber Of Commerce - Cullen [1] and Address To ICANZ – UK Branch - Michael Cullen [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00079.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00080.htm


Scoop Images: Suburban Wellington In White

- Panoramic images by David McLellan of frost at Karori Nornal School this morning. See... Scoop Images: A Hard Frost In Karori [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00027.htm


NZ Greenhouse Gas Research Attracts International Scientists

- Few suspect that our national carbon stocks and net greenhouse gas emissions may also be significantly affected by soil or the loss of it through erosion. See... Eroding Uncertainty In Greenhouse Gas Emissions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00014.htm


Nobel Laureate McDiarmid Graces Appointment

- Internationally-renowned physicist Professor Paul Callaghan is the inaugural appointee to the Alan MacDiarmid Chair of Physical Sciences at Victoria University. See... Alan MacDiarmid Chair in Physical Sciences named [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00013.htm


Scoop World: Fiji Murders - Overheard Conversation Suggests Hit-list

- One key witness in the terrorist case is gone and two are left. This view was heard being expressed by someone associated with Fiji Police after the brutal murder of Red Cross Director John Scott. See... "One Down, Two To Go" - Says Analyst [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00011.htm


Scoop World: Bolivian Debtors Protest -

Small debtors have been calling for a solution to their credit problems for 95 days. At ten o'clock this morning some of them took over government buildings. See... Bolivia - Small Debtors Occupy Government Building [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00013.htm


Katya Rivas: Satan

- Write, little daughter, we shall not omit anything in this agonizing hour in which the world is almost no world but rather the antechamber of hell… See... Katya Rivas: The Son of Darkness Will Rise [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00024.htm

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Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

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Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

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Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

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