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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A
Sludge: Can We Put Flight 77 To Bed Now?
They Kicked Me Out Of The Club House!
Real Deal News Vs Fake News
Big News: Hateful Distinctions
Anderton With Labour, With Or Without Alliance
Dairy Industry Fond Of Shooting Messenger
Napkin Diaries: The Hottie List
David Miller Refuses To Give In To Hate
Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington
Write-on Political Commentary From The Young Nats
Depleted Uranium Munitions In War On Terror
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Sharon’s Lies
Katya Rivas’ Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Robson Telling Tales On Anti-Nuclear Stance
Peter Reith Tells ACT Conference Of NZ’s Defence Folly
Alliance Proves Anti-Defection Law Unworkable
I Would Walk A Thoosand Miles For Free Education
Selling Embassies Bad Diplomacy
Greens Gloating Over Battered Free Trade Agreements
That’s What I Call Innovation

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Scoop Is In The House - Today's Q&A

- Today’s questions concerned: Nuclear Free Policy – SAS In Afghanistan – Business Confidence – Party Hopping Act – Afghanistan and Palestine Aid – Steven Slavich Parole – Kiwibank – Home Care Services – School Leaving Age – NCEA Implementation. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 19 March [1] . To sign up to receive the answers in your inbox as they are posted, FOR FREE!!!, CLICK HERE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00135.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/index.html


Sludge: Can We Put Flight 77 To Bed Now?

- Another piece to the Flight 77 mystery has emerged, a new eyewitness who saw the plane crash and took photos of the burning debris immediately after the crash. See... Sludge Report #133 - I Saw Flight 77 & Took Photos [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00134.htm


They Kicked Me Out Of The Club House!

- Officer @#$% was accusing me of not actually being in Labour when a party official came out, Admitted I was a member of Labour, removed my delegate card, said what I did was regrettable, and walked off. Officer @#$% then told me to join the Greens and stop annoying Labour. After yet another appalling attack on my political beliefs I was issued with a trespass notice. See... Nick Kelly And The Labour Party [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00133.htm


Real Deal News Vs Fake News

- As Assistant Secretary of Housing in the Bush Administration, I once advised Jack Kemp, then Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, that we could not do something he had ordered because it was illegal. See... The Real Deal: Real Deal News Vs Fake News [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00126.htm


Big News: Hateful Distinctions

- Hate crimes - crimes committed against individuals belonging to a particular "class" of person - could soon be treated under the law as an "additional aggravating factor" to be taken into account by judges at sentencing. See... Big News: Hate Crime – Don’t You Just Hate It? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00129.htm


Anderton With Labour, With Or Without Alliance

- The prospect of a split in the Alliance, strongly hinted at in a letter to Alliance members from leader Jim Anderton yesterday, won’t affect Labour, Prime Minister Helen Clark says. See... Anderton A Steady Parnter Under Any Banner - PM [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00127.htm


Dairy Industry Fond Of Shooting Messenger

- Successful organisations welcome new ideas. Inquiry into possible better approaches is encouraged. Criticism is seen as helpful. People focus on the merits of the message, rather than instinctively shooting the messenger. See... Opinion: Industry Fond Of Shooting Messenger [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00124.htm


Napkin Diaries: The Hottie List

- Doesn’t Wellington look tousled, ragged, as if it’s had a good shag? See... Wellington's Most Attractive [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00128.htm


David Miller Refuses To Give In To Hate

- It is interesting to read the articles published so far on Scoop as to why people hate banks. Given the material published thus far, I cannot decide whether the whole exercise is aimed at Auckland Mayor John Banks or those institutions that take your money and give you next to nothing back in return. See... David Miller Online: I Don’t Hate the Banks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00131.htm


Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington

- The ACT Party held a successful conference at the weekend. Party manager Graham Watson reported membership is rising, candidates for every electorate will be selected by the end of May and fund-raising for the election has begun. Having risen in every poll this year, ACT is in good heart. See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 18/3/2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00330.htm


Write-on Political Commentary From The Young Nats

- “No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.” -Abraham Lincoln. See... The New Write 19/3/2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00097.htm


Depleted Uranium Munitions In War On Terror

- Major news outlets reported recently that the Pentagon is in the process of developing new nuclear weapons and tactics for use against U.S.-declared enemies such as Iraq, North Korea, Libya or China. See... US Use of Depleted Uranium Weapons in Afghanistan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00132.htm


Firas Al-Atraqchi: Sharon’s Lies

- In the past 12 days more than 159 Palestinians have been killed with some 1200 wounded. Israeli Defence Forces reported 'holding' some 1200 to 1500 men between the ages of 18 and 45 for questioning. See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: Humiliation As Palestinians Die [1] . See also... Israel-Palestinian Talks Frustrated By Violence [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00125.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00119.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 Pronounces His Last Words [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00130.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Robson Telling Tales On Anti-Nuclear Stance

- The National Party has never considered any change to the current nuclear- free policy and it is just mischief making by Disarmament Minister Matt Robson to suggest the contrary, says National Party Deputy leader Hon Roger Sowry. See... Robson Told To Get His Story Straight [1] MORE: - Richard Prebble - Robson Engages In 'Worst Sort Of Politics' [2] - Matt Robson - National/Act want nuclear weapons in NZ [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00334.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00333.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00319.htm


Peter Reith Tells ACT Conference Of NZ’s Defence Folly

- New Zealand made a dreadful error of judgment in pulling out of Anzus. The decision was taken due to misplaced concerns about nuclear armed ships. This no longer applies. See... Peter Reith's Address to ACT 2002 Conference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00098.htm


Alliance Proves Anti-Defection Law Unworkable

- Green Party co-leader Rod Donald said today the Greens would support the repeal of the Electoral Integrity Act. See... Greens Want Anti-Defection Act Repealed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00329.htm


I Would Walk A Thoosand Miles For Free Education

- Student leaders are today crowing following Proclaimers singer, Craig Reid, speaking poignantly of his support for a free education system at a St Patricks Day concert in Dunedin last night. See... Proclaimers support Free Education at Concert [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00037.htm


Selling Embassies Bad Diplomacy

- ACT Leader Richard Prebble today questioned the wisdom of the Government forcing the sale of embassies abroad. See... Selling Embassies Doesn’t Make Sense [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00327.htm


Greens Gloating Over Battered Free Trade Agreements

- The Green Party has welcomed news that the Government has finally bailed-out of the free trade deal with Hong Kong. See... Greens welcome demise of Hong Kong deal [1] SEE ALSO: - ACT - US Trade Report Offers Unique Opportunity to PM [2] - Govt - Ball In Hong Kong Government's Court [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00323.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00321.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00309.htm


That’s What I Call Innovation

- The tertiary education reforms now underway are an essential element of the government’s innovation framework, says Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey. See... Tertiary Reforms Essential For NZ's Development [1] and A Developmental Approach to Tertiary Education [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00325.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00324.htm

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