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Eco Economy: Dr Grimes Meets The Lunatic Fringe
Sludge Report: The Bombing Of Bethlehem
Howard’s End: 7 Years Doesn’t Change A Society
Super Prefunding An Economic Straitjacket – English
Cullen, Back Home, Talks About Investing Here
Sludge Weather Report: Inclement Weather In Bonn
Scoop World: Policing G8 Summit Protests
Fantasy Vs Facts On The LAV3 Purchase
Netawards: Nominations Open NZ’s Best Online
NZ Planning Its Strategy Against vCJD
Big Brother: Kiwi Web Surfers Captured


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Eco Economy: Dr Grimes Meets The Lunatic Fringe

- "I'm afraid I won't be available for this. The only people still even wondering about this topic, in my experience, are so far into the lunatic fringe that it is not worth the bother." See... Eco-Economy: Bank Money Isn’t Legal Tender [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00100.htm


Sludge Report: The Bombing Of Bethlehem

- Israel has committed an enormous error of judgement if it believes that a policy of unilateral imposition of further buffer zones, under the pretense of a response to a motor bomb fired in response to an act of its own - that can only be considered an international war crime - is either proportional, appropriate or for that matter even sane. See... Sludge Report #97 – The Bombing Of Bethlehem [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00101.htm


Howard’s End: 7 Years Doesn’t Change A Society

- Now that China has been awarded the 2008 Olympic Games, business ethics are under scrutiny with potential corporate sponsors being asked by Internet consumers whether they will negotiate with human rights in mind. The web is watching. See... Howard's End: Look Out China, The Net Is Watching [1] . See also... Howard's End: Beijing Doesn’t Qualify For Olympics [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00098.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00088.htm


Super Prefunding An Economic Straitjacket – English

- National announced today that it is rejecting the Government's proposed superannuation fund. See... The Seven Deadly Sins Of Dr Cullen's Scheme [1] and National Rejects Superfund [2] MORE: - ACT - Incentives Needed For Private Pension Saving [3] - Greens - National No means super fund should not pass Go [4] - Michael Cullen - Predictable, cynical and confused [5] - Jim Anderton - National Can't Duck Hard Super Questions [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00276.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00275.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00290.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00279.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00255.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00264.htm


Cullen, Back Home, Talks About Investing Here

- It is a pleasure to be back with you here today. You have asked me to talk about investing in New Zealand and I must say the timing could not have been better. See... Michael Cullen Speech - Investing in New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00292.htm


Sludge Weather Report: Inclement Weather In Bonn

- On Friday NZ Time, Thursday local time, leaders from around the world will convene a meeting in Bonn, Germany to discuss the future of the climate. Rain is expected for 200km in every direction around Bonn on the day the talks open. See... Sludge Report #96 – Weather For A Climate Conflab [1] MORE: - Govt - Hodgson to Bonn for climate talks [2] - Forest Sinks And The Kyoto Protocol [3] - Greenpeace - Japan: Climate Saviour Or Climate Killer? [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00099.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00259.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00265.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0107/S00051.htm


Scoop World: Policing G8 Summit Protests

- Italian authorities should ensure that law enforcement officials engaged in policing operations at the G8 summit in Genoa this week, are aware of, and act at all times in accordance, with relevant international human rights and standards, Amnesty International says. See... Policing of the Group of Eight (G8) Summit [1] MORE: - MFAT - NZ Views on Genoa G8 Summit Agenda [2] - Human Rights Watch - G-8 Leaders Must Address Jeopardized Democracy - HRW [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00045.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00050.htm


Fantasy Vs Facts On The LAV3 Purchase

- The Defence Minister has damaged his credibility by admitting on radio that he hadn't seen the Auditor General's draft report on the LAVs (light armoured vehicles), ACT leader Richard Prebble says. See... More Revelations To Come On LAVs, Prebble Says [1] EARLIER: - Richard Prebble - More Serious Revelations To Come On Lavs [2] - Minister's Bluster Confirms Key Facts [3] - Mark Burton - Richard's Rant A Fantasy Story [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00291.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00267.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00278.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00274.htm


Netawards: Nominations Open NZ’s Best Online

- We are pleased to announce the inception of the 2001 New Zealand Internet Awards. These awards will reward New Zealanders that make exceptional use of the Internet as a medium for facilitating endeavours in both the arts and business. See... A New Concept In (Internet) Awards [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00055.htm


NZ Planning Its Strategy Against vCJD

- New Zealand will be taking a similar approach to Australia over ways to manage the risk of variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (vCJD) in beef and beef food products imported from Europe that may have been contaminated. See... New Moves Are Afoot To Manage Beef Imports [1] Blind Wanganui Man Broadcasts World-wide Online - A totally blind Wanganui Internet broadcaster has become the recipient of a prestigious international award. See... Recognition For Wanganui Blind Cyber-Broadcaster [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0107/S00026.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00059.htm


Big Brother: Kiwi Web Surfers Captured

- As the winner of Big Brother was announced – folks, it was Ben Williams - Nielsen//NetRatings watched those watching bigbrother.com.au in New Zealand. See... Kiwis Captured By BigBrother.com.au [1] MORE: - Hey Sister! - Big Brother! Hey Sister! – Too Good To Take Off! [2] - Images: Hey Sister’s New Model From Big Brother [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00057.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00049.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00051.htm


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