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Howard’s End: Europe-Wide Web Of Watchers
Sludge Report: Pabuk – A Typhoon On A Mission
David Miller: Fuel Injected Bad Attitude
Satire: Demon Ferry Strays Off Course
Irish Eyes: Stench Of Wolfish Weather
Writings From The Right
8% Power savings Yesterday
PM's "In-bred & Feral" Coaster Characterisation Recalled
McCully Accuses Govt Of Creating Union slush Fund
Industry Delighted At Hemp Licenses
World: UN Security Council Discusses Middle East
Feedback: Gordon King’s Final Parry

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Pabuk - Kyoto's Perfect Storm?

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Howard’s End: Europe-Wide Web Of Watchers

- Anti-capitalist protesters travelling between European Union countries will be subject to unprecedented surveillance following a decision by European leaders last month, but civil liberties campaigners are outraged. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Europe-Wide Web Of Watchers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00125.htm


Sludge Report: Pabuk – A Typhoon On A Mission

- Typhoon Pabuk carrying with it 140knot (260kmh!) winds and torrential rains is scheduled to make landfall in Japan today at Kyoto, the Japanese city whose name has become a household name thanks to its association with the controversial climate change treaty. See… Sludge Report #103 – A Perfect Storm For Kyoto [1] . See also…SCOOP LINK: Japan Times On Pabuk [2] EARLIER: - Weather: Destination Tokyo For Typhoon Pabuk [3] - Supercomputer Weather: Pabuk Heading Towards Tokyo [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00127.htm
[2] - http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20010821a4.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00117.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00104.htm


David Miller: Fuel Injected Bad Attitude

- As with youths and their drinking, youths and their vehicles is an issue that must be looked into and dealt with. I'm sure that Christchurch is not the only part of New Zealand that experiences such gatherings of young petrol heads although the issue has gained in profile down here. See... David Miller: Dealing With Another Youth Problem [1] MORE: - Clayton Cosgrove - Bill To Crack Down On Hoons Ready To Go [2] - Maree Howard - Howard's End: Generation Boy Racer [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00122.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00394.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00102.htm


Satire: Demon Ferry Strays Off Course

- The interisland ferry Awatere experienced yet another unexplainable happening yesterday when thick, rancid blood began dripping from the walls in the forward passenger lounge during an afternoon sailing. See... Scoop Satire: Awatere Walls Drip Blood [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00124.htm


Irish Eyes: Stench Of Wolfish Weather

- It is raining here. Heavily. The rain has been falling now for forty times forty times forty minutes. Which is to say it is exponential. See... Irish Eyes: Wolfish Weather [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00123.htm


Writings From The Right

- The Young Nationals proved in Wellington last week they are not just superior on the ideological battlefield, but on the actual battlefield as well. See... The New Write 20/8/01 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00090.htm


8% Power savings Yesterday

- National Savings Day by Day Actual daily electricity savings for the past week are shown below. This data shows exactly what the country saved each day. This data has been seasonally adjusted. See... Electricity Information For Monday 20 August 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00207.htm


PM's "In-bred & Feral" Coaster Characterisation Recalled

- "The Prime Minister - who Lindsay Perigo called an 'evil bitch' on his radio programme not long before it was canned - apparently believes West Coasters are a horde of banjo-playing, buck-toothed double-recessives who deserve to be trampled on," Libertarianz spokesman Richard McGrath said. See... Libz To Coasters: 'Ditch The Bitch' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00093.htm


McCully Accuses Govt Of Creating Union slush Fund

- National MP Murray McCully has criticised over $770,000 in taxpayer funded grants to trade unions, describing it as “a taxpayer funded trade union slush-fund”. See... Taxpayer Funded Union Slush Fund Criticised [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00408.htm


Industry Delighted At Hemp Licenses

- The New Zealand Hemp Industries Association Incorporated is delighted with the Minister of Health’s announcement today regarding the issuing of some 11 licences to grow industrial hemp in New Zealand this year. See... New Zealand Hemp Industries Association Delighted [1] MORE: - Greens - Donald Delighted With Hemp Trials [2] - Govt - Applications for Industrial Hemp Trials Approved [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00087.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00406.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00402.htm


World: UN Security Council Discusses Middle East

- 20 August – Responding to the escalating tensions in the Middle East, the United Nations Security Council today held a daylong open debate on the situation in the region, including the Palestinian question. See... Security Council discusses Middle East situation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00061.htm


Feedback: Gordon King’s Final Parry

- Keith Rankin has prepared a thoughtful rebuttal to my sceptical piece on politics as a 'perfect' market. See... Feedback: Gordon King On Keith Rankin Rejoinder [1] EARLIER: - Keith Rankin - Rejoinder To Gordon King [2] - Gordon King - Feedback: Political PolyPoly [3] - Keith Rankin - Parliament - Polypoly or Duopoly? [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00126.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00109.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00103.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00090.htm


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