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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
COVER STORY: C.D. Sludge & Catherine Fitts: Questions For The Cancer Man
Who Are The Abu Sayyaf?
Stateside: Excuse Me, But Which Century IS This?
Scoop Feedback: ZZZZZZtttttttt!
Motornet: It Goes Like Stink!
On The Left: Back For The Election Build-up
Auckland School Roll Blows Out
Farewell Princess Margaret
Supercomputer Weather : Washing Away The Pain
Katya Rivas’ Crusade Of Love And Mercy – THE END…

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Former Tour Operator Checks Anderton’s Facts On Southerner
Dunne For?
Donald To Stand For Greens In Banks Peninsula
Alliance Champions Freedom To Dissent
Winston On The Election Issues & National Identity
Dole Proposal Would Encourage Bludging – ACT
Name Suppression Hurting The Innocent
Same Story, Same Cast, Same Losers
Genetically Muntified Media Manipulations Revealed
NZ Post Under Fire

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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COVER STORY: C.D. Sludge & Catherine Fitts: Questions For The Cancer Man

- The earth is not dying. It is being killed, and the people killing it have names and addresses. -- Utah Phillips See... The Hijackers Of Harvard: A Name And Address [1] and Sludge Report #123 – You Can’t Touch Pug Winokur [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00027.htm

Who Are The Abu Sayyaf?

- The second-phase of Operation Enduring Freedom was launched last week: to hunt Abu Sayyaf in the jungles of Basilan and Sulu. See... Guest Opinion: 500Yrs. History So Easily Forgotten [1] by Amir Butler, Executive Director Australian Muslim Public Affairs Committee.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00035.htm


Excuse Me, But Which Century IS This?

- “I almost wrote "the twin towers of democracy" because I have this awful suspicion that any moment they'll be slammed into by a media hijacked by the forces of drivel.” See... Stateside: Watch Out! Drivel Hijacking Ahead [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00034.htm


Scoop Feedback: ZZZZZZtttttttt!

- In This Edition: Gisborne Ship Grounding – Re: Keith Rankin: Perceptions Of Inequality - The Decline And Fall Of America - Why Demonize Moslems? See... Scoop Feedback: Bureaucracy Fails Gisborne [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00037.htm


Motornet: It Goes Like Stink!

- “… it's the third group that are that most annoying. The ones who will do everything they can to incite you to drag them off, from a souped up Starlet to a lowered Galant, it seems that when you’re in a Subaru, boy racers are never very far away...” See... Motornet: Earth to planet Subaru [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00036.htm


On The Left: Back For The Election Build-up

- Hear ye, hear ye – tidings from the left have returned. After a dormancy of some eighteen months, my writing itch has returned. This week’s column will remind you who I am, and will look at why being political can be tough at times. See... On The Left – Return – Being political [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00036.htm


Auckland School Roll Blows Out

- The Ministry of Education and Minister must be held accountable for the huge underestimation in pupil enrolments this year that has schools short of over 100 classrooms and teachers, says National's Education spokesman, Nick Smith. See... Inquiry Called For In School Roll Fiasco [1] MORE: - ACT - Mallard's Negligence Ruins Start Of School Year [2] - Govt - Auckland Roll Growth Management Project [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00107.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00108.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00103.htm


Farewell Princess Margaret

- Prime Minister Helen Clark Sunday expressed her sadness at the death of Princess Margaret, the only sibling of the Queen, who died yesterday. See... Death of Princess Margaret [1] MORE: - Bill English - Death Of Princess Margaret [2] - Monarchist League - Condolences [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00090.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00102.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0202/S00013.htm


Supercomputer Weather : Washing Away The Pain

Long range forecasts from the NOAA Medium Range Supercompter Forecast show rain in the Holy Land this Ash Wednesday, February 13th, the beginning of the Christian holy season of Lent. See... Supercomputer Weather: Tears Of Gethsemene? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00029.htm


Katya Rivas’ Crusade Of Love And Mercy – THE END…

-The hour has come for My spirit to go to the four corners of the world, and I will call all men to Me. This Pentecost is so important! It is also time for “The Great Crusade of Love” to be known by all. See... Katya Rivas: I Want Known Everything I Say [1] and The Great Crusade of Love [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00033.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00026.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Former Tour Operator Checks Anderton’s Facts On Southerner

- I wish to seriously challenge the Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton on assertions he made associated with and made on the day that the "Southerner" rail service finished. See... Reaction To Deputy PM's Comments On The Southerner [1] . See also... Sad Farewell To Southerner [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00041.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00099.htm


Dunne For?

- The National Party has announced details of the five candidates seeking its nomination for the Ohariu-Belmont electorate, who all passed pre-selection on Sunday. See... Five Seek National Candidacy For Ohariu-Belmont [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00037.htm


Donald To Stand For Greens In Banks Peninsula

- Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald has been selected as the Green candidate for the Banks Peninsula seat and says he will be campaigning hard for the party vote at this year's election. See... Greens To Run Strong Campaign In Banks Peninsula [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00100.htm


Alliance Champions Freedom To Dissent

- The Alliance made a significant and constructive contribution to the hearings on the proposed 'Suppression of Terrorism' Bill today. See... Constructive Changes To Terrorism Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00110.htm


Winston On The Election Issues & National Identity

- It is easy to become bogged down in the minutiae in politics. With the election coming up it is important to look at where this country is heading. See... Your Place, Our Place, Whose Place Is It? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00095.htm


Dole Proposal Would Encourage Bludging – ACT

- The government's proposal to keep paying beneficiaries the dole for three weeks after they start work, on top of their wages, will just encourage people to go on the dole, ACT leader Richard Prebble says. See... Dole Proposal Is Wrong Incentive [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00104.htm


Name Suppression Hurting The Innocent

- The case of name suppression being granted to a Christchurch businessman convicted of attempting to hire a 12-year-old girl for sex highlights the difficulties name suppression can cause in our community, says Ilam MP, Gerry Brownlee. See... Convicted Businessman Should Be Named [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00101.htm


Same Story, Same Cast, Same Losers

- ACT Broadcasting Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today that it was a great pity that controversy again surrounds Te Mangai Paho funding. See... Ministerial Negligence Puts Morgan In Spotlight [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00098.htm


Genetically Muntified Media Manipulations Revealed

- “The Corrective Party have discovered a foul plot to replace small but perfectly formed studmuffin broadcaster Paul Holmes with a GM sheep!!!” warned Sister Malodora today. See... Correctives: Haemorrhoids Threaten Hunky Holmes!!! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0202/S00038.htm


NZ Post Under Fire

- ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today delivered a bombshell to NZ Post by making public the South African Government's draft, confidential Kroll Report. See... Kroll Report: Bombshell for NZ Post and Government [1] and The Kroll Report: Media Pack and Questions [2] MORE: - NZ Post - Transend Response To Draft Preliminary Report [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00092.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0202/S00093.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0202/S00065.htm


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