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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Feature: Becoming The Media
Estimating The NY Anti-WEF Protester Numbers
David Miller: Axis Of Evil
Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington
Bill English On The Campaign Trail
Catherine Austin Fitts: Hold The Line
GUEST FEATURE: An Inside Story Of Banking Fraud Narco-dollars And US Political and Governmental Corruption
Feedback: Your Two Cents
Wheels Within Wheels In Al-Jazeera Censorship Wrangle
Stateside: Pacifica
Howard’s End: Money Secrets
Hard New Is Back!
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS
Official Information Obfuscation By Avalanche
Newly Registered KiwiBank Still Behind Schedule
Wilson Lays Down Proposal For New Holiday Laws
Shipley Sailin’ On
Thousands Married By Govt.
Record Tourism Year In Spite Of 911
Gore - NZ’s New Artistic Destination
1080 Documentary Makes Unfounded Allegations - Sutton
Law’n’Order Legislation
Kyoto According To Ken

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Scoop Feature: Becoming The Media

- Philadelphia - This is not your average newsroom. For one thing, it's been set up in a church basement. On one desk, a top-of-the line G4 Mac hums along; on another, a salvaged computer tossed in the trash by a college student is being brought back to life by the tech department. See... Scoop Feature: Modern Day Muckrakers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00008.htm


Estimating The NY Anti-WEF Protester Numbers

- Estimating crowds is an inexact science, but the assessments of various media agencies have been positively baffling. Report from… NYC Indymedia. See... How Many People Protested The WEF In New York? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00007.htm


David Miller: Axis Of Evil

- Despite the fall of the Taliban and al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan, the United States is determined to push on with its war on terrorism. See... David Miller: America Goes Alone [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00011.htm


Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

- Dr Cullen is about to invest $2 billion a year in overseas equities. They say when bell boys start investing, it's time to get out. When politicians invest - panic. See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington – Feb 4th [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00030.htm


Bill English On The Campaign Trail

- The Labour regime has become adept at lowering expectations. Our expectations have been lowered across the board - in the economy, in health in education - the progress of our nation has slowed to what suits Labour and the Alliance. See... New National - Ambitious For New Zealanders [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00034.htm


Catherine Austin Fitts: Hold The Line

- In the movie THE PATRIOT, farmer-turned-soldier Benjamin Martin, played by Mel Gibson, develops the battle plan that wins the day. Because it is widely believed that the militia can never hold the line, Martin promises that he and his men can. See... Catherine Austin Fitts: Hold the Line [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00009.htm


GUEST FEATURE: An Inside Story Of Banking Fraud Narco-dollars And US Political and Governmental Corruption

- For an account of the extraordinary story of Maverick US Banker Catherine Austin Fitts, and new occasional contributor to Scoop. see Enemy Of The State – The Catherine Fitts Story (1) [1] and. Enemy Of The State – The Catherine Fitts Story (2) [2] for an update on what happened next...


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00013.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00014.htm


Feedback: Your Two Cents

- In This Edition: Any list of countries harboring terrorism excluding US and Israel is incomplete and will only help terrorism to succeed with a different face!! - Copy Of Letter To Police Commissioner - An Indebted People - Response To Peter Dunne On Immigration. See... Scoop Feedback: US And Israel Harbor Terrorism Too [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00012.htm


Wheels Within Wheels In Al-Jazeera Censorship Wrangle

- CNN owes Al-Jazeera an apology for implying the latter was working in collusion with bin Laden; Al-Jazeera owes its audience an apology for letting politics determine its broadcast agenda. See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: CNN Owes Al-Jazeera an Apology [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00005.htm


Stateside: Pacifica

One of the hidden extras about being an ex-pat is the unseemly delight you experience in the presence of something that reminds you of your original home. See... Stateside: Memories Are Made Of Mist [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00004.htm


Howard’s End: Money Secrets

- There are hundreds of " how to" books about becoming fabulously wealthy and most of us want to be. But, let's face it, most will only be comfortable at best until we reach retirement age. So how can we start thinking now, about generating a stream of income which does not depend on the impossible dream of 20% per year compound growth in the share market. Start young, a 50's something Maree Howard suggests. See... Howard's End: Making Smart Money [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00003.htm


Hard New Is Back!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... Hello! Alright? It's summer! That is, the spell of golden weather that lasts about six weeks from mid-January, especially in the top half of the North Island. See... HARD NEWS 01/02/02 - Golden Weather Etcetera [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00001.htm


Katya Rivas

- (I was thinking about how these Messages would be received, in these times of so much materialism and apostasy that we encounter…) See... Katya Rivas: Pope Innocent Victim for World Peace [1] . See also Monday's...Katya Rivas: Love My Priests! [2] and Friday’s extracts… Katya Rivas: Make Amends [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00010.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00006.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00002.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Official Information Obfuscation By Avalanche

- “ACC is being deliberately obtuse and shifty in providing proper answers to legitimate questions about its expenditure on computer development costs,” says National ACC spokesman Gerry Brownlee. See... ACC's $173.3 million computer blowout [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00033.htm


Newly Registered KiwiBank Still Behind Schedule

- “Kiwibank Chairman Jim Bolger has finally admitted that the launch of Kiwibank is not on target,” ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide said. See... Kiwibank Registration: Promise Versus Reality [1] . See also… Kiwibank Registration Welcomed [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00031.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00032.htm


Wilson Lays Down Proposal For New Holiday Laws

- Labour Minister Hon Margaret Wilson said today that the Government is proposing key changes to holidays legislation after a report on the current legislation from a joint union-employer advisory group indicated a need for a clearer legislative framework. See... Proposals For A New Holidays Act [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00012.htm


Shipley Sailin’ On

- National Party Leader Bill English today paid tribute to the huge contribution Jenny Shipley has given to both New Zealand and the National Party following the announcement that she intends to retire from politics after this year's election. See... Jenny Shipley's Great Contribution Acknowledged [1] and Jenny Shipley Announces Retirement [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00238.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00236.htm


Thousands Married By Govt.

- Tomorrow will be a significant day for 236,000 New Zealanders whom the Government is marrying against their will, National's Justice Spokesperson Wayne Mapp said. See... National Will Change Matrimonial Property Law [1] and the NZ Law Society media backgrounder… Property (Relationships) Act 1976 [2] MORE REACTION: - Bill Highlights Government's Feminist Bias [3] - Government Puts Money Before Children [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00242.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00059.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00004.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00001.htm


Record Tourism Year In Spite Of 911

- Despite the global downturn in travel, New Zealand still welcomed a record number of international visitors for a single calendar year in 2001, Tourism Minister Mark Burton said. See... Record Tourism Year [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00259.htm


Gore - NZ’s New Artistic Destination

- National leader and Clutha-Southland MP Bill English says he's delighted that the move to house one of New Zealand's most comprehensive and diverse art collections in Gore is now a step closer. See... Priceless art collection moves a step closer [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00258.htm


1080 Documentary Makes Unfounded Allegations - Sutton

- Allegations of corruption by a would-be documentary maker were ridiculous slander, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said. See... New Zealand public service the best in the world [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00257.htm


Law’n’Order Legislation

- The debate on the sentencing and parole Bill, which is set to return at the top of the Parliamentary Order Paper on February 12th, is intensifying. FULL COVERAGE: - Richard Prebble -Truth in Sentencing [1] - NZ Government - ACT reheats tired “truth in sentencing’ policy [2] - National - Labour to release criminals early [3] - ACT - Causes of Crime -- Dr Muriel Newman [4] - ACT - Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill Bad for Policing [5] - ACT - Seven Day Breather on Sentencing and Parole Bill [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00246.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00244.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00249.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00256.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00255.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00252.htm


Kyoto According To Ken

- Displaying messianic zeal, the Labour/Alliance government of New Zealand is determined to ratify the Kyoto Protocol in 2002 irrespective of the resulting economic damage and erosion of New Zealander's living standards. Writes Ken Shirley in a chapter from ACT’s latest book. See... The Kyoto Protocol - The Emperor's new clothes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00254.htm

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