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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Feature: The Importance Of Oil
This Horse Ain’t Hoofing It
Napkin Diaries: Recycled & Reinvented In Newtown
Stateside: Mama Rosa’s Good Oil From San Fran
Punters Love Wildfoods, Tummies Not So Sure
Scoop Links: US Plans For Nuclear Deployment
Mohamed Atta/Saudi Royal Connection Alleged
FLIGHT 77 MYSTERY: FULL COVERAGE - Sludge: Flight 77 Questions Remain
Escalating Middle East Violence
Monday’s Fringe
NZ Post Sweetens Deal For Kiwibank Franchisees
Katya Rivas’ Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Greens Back Action Over Asylum Seekers' Detention
Politicians Step Into World Cup Debacle Debate
This Week’s Letter From Prebble
Show Us The Chooks!
New West Coast Wilderness Areas Proposed
New Rakiura National Park Declared Open
Muriel Newman’s View Of Name Suppression

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Feature: The Importance Of Oil

- The myth of perpetual American prosperity is destroyed by this layman-friendly analysis of the global oil picture and the hard choices facing the planet. See... Scoop Feature: The Background To 911 Is Oil [1] See also Chris Sanders’ analysis of the economic impacts of oil scarcity… Chris Sanders Seminar: The Illiquid Economy [2] and Chris Sanders: The Unsustainable Nation [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00058.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00060.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00059.htm


This Horse Ain’t Hoofing It

- Desperation. Michelle Boag describing National as “a horse that's been training hard”, and “fit for a sprint down the home straight”. Really? Polls show the poor beast's weighted down, can hardly drag its sorry hooves to the starting gate. See... Michelle! Your Horse Is Sick [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00052.htm


Napkin Diaries: Recycled & Reinvented In Newtown

- I arrived at the Newtown Festival in time to see Abba Addiqtion – complete with metallic gold boob tubes, bad wigs and faux Swedish accents - take over the stage from local rockers Cherry. See... Variety Fair [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00061.htm


Stateside: Mama Rosa’s Good Oil From San Fran

- Well, you can't say that Scoop doesn't bring you the real scoop or that Mama Rosa doesn't deliver the good oil. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Politics And Art [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00053.htm


Punters Love Wildfoods, Tummies Not So Sure

- Toilet paper producing companies would have done a roaring trade at last weekend’s Hokitika’ Wildfoods festival, according to Festival organiser Mike Keenan. “This year we had more wild and wonderful food stalls than ever but it can take its toll.” West Coast Revels In Wildfoods Festival [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0203/S00021.htm


Scoop Links: US Plans For Nuclear Deployment

- The Bush administration has reportedly ordered the Pentagon to prepare contingency plans for attacking seven countries with nuclear weapons. See... Scoop Links: US Nuclear Weapons Hit List [1] and DoD Statement on Nuclear Posture Review [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00055.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0203/S00052.htm


Mohamed Atta/Saudi Royal Connection Alleged

- Mohamed Atta had connections with the Saudi Royal Family, according to his flight instructor at Huffman Aviation in Venice Florida, who told another student pilot Atta's status as a member of the Saudi elite warranted him having a full-time bodyguard at all times during his U.S. flight training. See... Mohamed Atta Connected To Saudi Royal Family? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00057.htm


FLIGHT 77 MYSTERY: FULL COVERAGE - Sludge: Flight 77 Questions Remain

- In This Edition. Flight 77: The Search For An Answer - Link: CNN Is Looking for More Pentagon Impact Pictures. See... Sludge Report #130 – Flt 77, Searching For Answers [1] MORE: - Sludge - Sludge Report #129 – Great Pics, But No Flight 77 [2] - Sludge Report #127 - The Hunt For Flight 77 [3] - HUMANUNDERGROUND.COM - Where... Extensive Coverage concludes the 757 was an F16! - ASILE.ORG - You Be The Judge, see the French Scoop [4] that started this all off. - WHATREALLYHAPPENED.COM - Flight 77 Mystery A Disinformation Campaign [6] - DoD - Pentagon Renovation and Rebuilding Briefing [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00056.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00047.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00030.htm
[4] - http://www.asile.org/citoyens/numero13/pentagone/erreurs_en.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00051.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0203/S00035.htm


Escalating Middle East Violence

- A few days ago, Prime Minister Sharon called upon the army to “increase the number of Palestinian casualties”, in order to “teach them a lesson”. The army is doing its best to oblige. See... Sharon harvesting Palestinian casualties [1] MORE: - Uri Avnery: Sir, It’s the Wrong War! [2] - Bethlehem University Attacked in Israeli Incursion [3] - Tul Karm - Report From Within & Israelis Protest [4] - Amnesty Intl: Israel/Occupied Territories Inaction Is Complicity [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0203/S00046.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0203/S00050.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0203/S00049.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0203/S00048.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0203/S00042.htm


Monday’s Fringe

– Today’s Fringe NZ listings. Fringe NZ Listings For Monday 11th March [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0203/S00023.htm


NZ Post Sweetens Deal For Kiwibank Franchisees

- New Zealand Post announced today it had revised its offer to franchisees by covering the capital costs of fitting out shops to include a Kiwibank branch into their existing business. See... NZ Post Revises Kiwibank Offer For Franchisees [1] REACTION: - ACT - NZ Post Now Desperate With Franchisees [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0203/S00076.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00171.htm


Katya Rivas’ Passion

- Scoop has restarted a daily serialisation of Bolivian mystic Katya Rivas’ The Passion. In her book Jesus Christ relates in his own words his experiences during the first Holy Week. The serial will continue through to the end of Lent 2002. See... Katya Rivas: Jesus Is Crowned with Thorns [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00054.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Greens Back Action Over Asylum Seekers' Detention

- A High Court challenge to the detention and incarceration of asylum seekers is being backed by Green Party immigration spokesperson Keith Locke. See... Open The Refugee Prisons, Urge Greens [1] and Government Sued Over Refugee Detentions [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00169.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00045.htm


Politicians Step Into World Cup Debacle Debate

- ACT Leader Richard Prebble asked: “What are Trevor Mallard and the Labour Government doing to ensure New Zealand hosts rugby's World Cup?” See... What is the Govt Doing for the World Cup? [1] MORE: - Libz - Prebble Red-Carded [2] - Nats - NZ Should Be A Rugby World Cup Host [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00160.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00046.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00168.htm


This Week’s Letter From Prebble

- ACT will take centre stage this weekend with the party's annual conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly the Centra) in Auckland. Being the first party to hold its annual conference gives ACT an advantage - that's why we do it. See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00172.htm


Show Us The Chooks!

- Green MP Sue Kedgley welcomed today's confirmation from Tegel's national vet that antibiotics used in their chicken feed make chickens grow faster, and is challenging Tegel to open up its factories to journalists and the public. See... Greens Challenge Tegel To Open Up Factory Farms [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00170.htm


New West Coast Wilderness Areas Proposed

- Conservation Minister Sandra Lee today announced her intention to create two new wilderness areas on the West Coast of the South Island. The two proposed wilderness areas are the Adams Wilderness Area and the Paparoa Wilderness Area. See... New Wilderness Areas proposed for the West Coast [1] . See also Green Party reaction… Wilderness areas preserve unique New Zealand [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00167.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00162.htm


New Rakiura National Park Declared Open

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today said the creation of Rakiura National Park will protect Stewart Island’s untouched natural and scenic beauty for future generations. See... PM opens National Park on Stewart Island [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00165.htm


Muriel Newman’s View Of Name Suppression

- The judiciary's suppression of information that is of public interest is an anathema. See... Suppression Protects the Guilty, Not the Innocent [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00161.htm

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