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Scoop Fightback! Dear Scoop Content Providers - S.O.S – Save yOur Scoop
Keith Rankin: Words & Ideas
Fiji Election: Treason Defendant Speight Wins Seat
Defence Inquiry Announced
Angry Scenes At Jerusalem Trial, As Durban Delegates Walk Away
Future Lefts Epistle
Unix Clock Counts Down – Y2K Again?
Letter From Elsewhere: Real Jobs Elusive
Howard’s End: Where’s That Third Way Taking You?
Satire: Salad Consciousness In The Lab
Army Move In To Prisons

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Scoop Fightback! Dear Scoop Content Providers - S.O.S – Save yOur Scoop

- In This Edition: Dear Scoop Content Providers… AND THAT”S NOT ALL! YOU ALSO GET FREE STEAK KNIVES WITH SCOOP….Feedback To Yesterday’s Dramatic Scoop News…. See... Scoop Update #5 –Scoop Refuses To Say Die!!! [1] and Scoop Update #5 – Scoop Metamorphosis Begins [2] for background. Full Coverage: - IDG Net - Scoop blames demise on lack of support [3] - IDG Net - Even large sites finding revenues tight [4] ---> CALL TO ACTION <--- VOTE FOR SCOOP IN NET AWARDS - Full Finalists List [5] SCOOP SUSTAINING SUBSCRIPTIONS - AVAILABLE HERE! [6]


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Keith Rankin: Words & Ideas

It's so easy to oppose something, be it MMP, GE, WTO, IMF or whatever; so much harder to propose something different, something new, something better. See... Keith Rankin: What's In A Name? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00027.htm


Fiji Election: Treason Defendant Speight Wins Seat

- George Speight the man charged with treason after he led an armed coup has won his seat and is set to become a Fijian Member of Parliament. See... Speight Wins Seat in Fiji Parliament [1] MORE: - Pacnews - Chaudhry, Qarase Should Work Together, Says Rabuka [2] - Conservative Fijian Parties Edge Into Lead [3] - Adi Kuini, Five Other Chiefs Lose In Fiji Poll [4] - Moderate Parties Fail To Win Fiji Voter Support [5] - Detained Coup Leader Speight Wins Seat [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00025.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0109/S00016.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0109/S00015.htm
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[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0109/S00013.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0109/S00012.htm


Defence Inquiry Announced

- The Minister of Defence Mark Burton has today confirmed a package of reviews and inquiries into defence operations and relationships. See... Defence Minister Announces Inquiry Package [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00080.htm


Angry Scenes At Jerusalem Trial, As Durban Delegates Walk Away

- As it happened: on the morning of the day that Israeli and American delegates walked out of the UN anti-racism conference at Durban, South Africa, two groups were confronting each other outside the Supreme Court building in Jerusalem. See… From Durban to Jerusalem [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0109/S00010.htm


Future Lefts Epistle

- So why, at 50% in some polls and even allowing for a significantly reduced showing next year, does it look so easy for us this time around? Well, quite simply, it's because we've been proven to be right. See... Future Lefts - The Left Is Right [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00023.htm


Unix Clock Counts Down – Y2K Again?

- This Sunday the UNIX clock, which counts the number of seconds elapsed since 1 January, 1970, will reach 999999999 and roll over to 1000000000. This will happen at approximately 1:45 pm on Sunday 9 September. See... Perhaps It's Y2K All Over Again... [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00028.htm


Letter From Elsewhere: Real Jobs Elusive

- We’re supposed to be cheering. The official unemployment rate is now 5.2%, the lowest quarterly rate since March 1988. Job numbers increased by 0.9% this quarter, the strongest growth in five years. That’s good, isn’t it? See... Letter From Elsewhere: McJobs Won’t Buy McKids [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00018.htm


Howard’s End: Where’s That Third Way Taking You?

- Tony Blair's “Third Way” Government has its traditional supporters fuming at plans to turn to the private sector to help deliver radical reform to schools, hospitals and transport. Doesn't New Zealand follow the “Third Way?” See... Howard's End: Britain Shows Us The Third Way [1] Kimberley Home For Intellectually Handicapped Closing - “This is the last large institution for people with intellectual disabilities left in New Zealand and we’re pleased that it is, at last, closing,” IHC chief executive Jan Dowland said today. See... IHC Welcomes News On Kimberley [2] MORE: - Govt - Kimberley Residents To Be Resettled In Community [3] - People First - People With Disabilities Marching On Parliament [4]


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Satire: Salad Consciousness In The Lab

- "All this talk of secret tomato sources is just paranoia," he said. "Tomatoes are not capable of conscious choice...although...there was one unusual tomato..." See... Scoop Satire: GM Tomato Gives Birth [1] Feedback: Miller’s Musings On Powerful Women - His current partner seems to be suffering from a common and boring neurosis, prevalent amongst those women who have adopted affectations toward feminism, without actually having spent much time thinking about it. See... Feedback: Re: David Miller On Powerful Women [2] and Scoop Feedback Re: David Miller's Article [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00021.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00020.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00023.htm


Army Move In To Prisons

- In a ministerial statement to Parliament this evening the Government announced that it has decided to deploy New Zealand's armed forces into prisons to deal with a paper-work ban. See... NEWSFLASH: Army Sent Into NZ Prisons [1] MORE: - Govt - Defence Forces Moved Into The Prisons [2] - Govt - NZDF Personnel To Staff Prisons [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00016.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00044.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00045.htm

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