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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Keith Rankin: If We Still Had FPP
26 Questions For World’s Biggest Bank On Gold & Enron
Bush Tongue Tripped Over Harken Energy Again
Breastfeeding Week Begins Today
What Reason Do You Need To Be Shown?
Bernard Weiner: What Have You Learned Since 911?
UQ Wire: “Miraculous” Book On 911 Reviewed
New Zealanders Mobilise Against Iraq Attack
Enduring The Expected In Israel
Freedom Week Is Next Week
July Looked Horrible – Deutsche Bank
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
COALTION NEGOTIATIONS 2002: FULL COVERAGE
But I’m Saving You Money! Winston Resists Removal
Far North Recession On The Cards?
Record Enrolments For Election 2002
Debt Time Bomb In Govt. Hands

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Keith Rankin: If We Still Had FPP

- If last weekend's election had been held under "First-Past-the-Post" (FPP) with 69 electorates Labour+Anderton would have won 62 to 65 of those seats. This is because, when we only had an "electorate vote", we had to use it as a party vote. So it is the party votes in each electorate which tell us, had we not had MMP, which party would have won that electorate. See... Keith Rankin: From Labour "Landslide" to 2008 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00002.htm


26 Questions For World’s Biggest Bank On Gold & Enron

- J.P. Morgan Chase Chief Executive Officer William B. Harrison's response to the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations was notable for what it did not say. See... 26 Questions For Senators On J.P. Morgan Chase [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00006.htm


Bush Tongue Tripped Over Harken Energy Again

- As war with Iraq looms, George Bush Junior is having more problems remembering what happened in 1991. See..President Bush's Latest Gaffe [1] and Ari Fleischer's Spin [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00004.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00005.htm


Breastfeeding Week Begins Today

- World Breastfeeding Week launches today, Thursday 1 August. The week is celebrated in more than 120 countries worldwide every year to highlight the health benefits of breastfeeding. See... Breast Is Best – For Mum Too! [1] - Birthcare - Birthcare Baby Friendly Hospital Accreditation [2] - Plunket - Good for you, Mum and good for baby too [3] - Annette King - Breastfeeding Week Highlights Breastmilk Benefits [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0208/S00001.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0207/S00050.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0207/S00047.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00002.htm


What Reason Do You Need To Be Shown?

- There is no reason, but sometimes it is good to hear what other people do in their jobs in front of computers. I start at four in the afternoon by saying hello and sit with my back to the rest of the room. See... FTMN: The Internal Logic Of A Late Shift [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00003.htm


Bernard Weiner: What Have You Learned Since 911?

- As we approach the first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it might be useful to see how far an ordinary citizen's knowledge has progressed one year on. So here, in the way of a summing-up, based on journalistic documentation, is a list of things we Americans have learned since last September -- some of which might prove useful in the run-up to the November elections. See... 20 Things We've Learned Nearly a Year After 9/11 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00233.htm


UQ Wire: “Miraculous” Book On 911 Reviewed

- This book, on many levels, is a miracle, not unlike the mysterious process of Birth, and revives our collective aspirations for Hope, Peace, Justice, Joy and Life to prevail against those in power who scream for War. See... UQ Wire: The War on Freedom (Book Review) [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00004.htm


New Zealanders Mobilise Against Iraq Attack

- Kia Ora, with the possibility of some kind of major attack on the people of Iraq in the near future, we're once again putting together the list of emergency response vigil details for towns and cities around the country. See... Iraq: Emergency Response Vigil Details [1] - Peace And Justice Auckland - Stop the war against Iraq - GPJA Newsletter [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00005.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00003.htm


Enduring The Expected In Israel

- Today's horror at the campus of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem was a preordained bombing. See... Somebody Has To Stop The Cycle Of Revenge [1] MORE: - Amnesty International - Amnesty International condemns university attack [2] - Palestinian Human Rights Council Auckland – Call To Boycott Israeli Goods PHRC Auckland [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00001.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00002.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00002.htm


Freedom Week Is Next Week

- The power of letters to free prisoners of conscience will be put to the test during Freedom Week, Amnesty International's new annual week of national fund-raising and awareness campaigning. See... Avalanche Of Pressure To Free Conscience Prisoners [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00290.htm


July Looked Horrible – Deutsche Bank

US equity markets looked over the edge and blinked during July. In the middle of last week the S&P 500 fell below the 800 level for the first time May 1997. Needless to say, at that point the technical picture looked truly horrible. See... July 2002 in Review [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00005.htm


Katya Rivas

- Man is the result of his thoughts. His thoughts are the place in which he puts his desires and the emphasis of his motives. Man is where his thoughts are. See... Katya Rivas: Man Is the Result of His Thought [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00001.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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COALTION NEGOTIATIONS 2002: FULL COVERAGE

- Big News - Big News: Now You've Dunne It [1] - National - Pressure on United Future's principles [2] - Who Said What On GE? - United Future's position on Genetic Modification [3] and Link: Policy.Net GM Policy Page [4] - C.D. Sludge - Sludge Report #141 – Negotiating With A Spider [5] , Feedback: Sludge on Holland [6] and Sludge Report #140 - Reading The Entrails [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00231.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00720.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00719.htm
[4] - http://www.policy.net.nz/sr-gmfood.shtml
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00222.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00220.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00215.htm


But I’m Saving You Money! Winston Resists Removal

- New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has declined an offer from the Government to provide alternative accommodation for his party’s new members of Parliament following their outstanding success in the snap election called by Labour leader Clark. See... No Expenditure Required [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00001.htm


Far North Recession On The Cards?

- The Government must outline a strategy to save Northland from the looming recession, Whangarei-based ACT MP Dr Muriel Newman said today. See... Northland Faces Recession [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00721.htm


Record Enrolments For Election 2002

- New Zealand Post's Electoral Enrolment Centre (EEC) has announced that around 160,665 more eligible electors enrolled for this year's general election than for the 1999 election. See... Record Number Of NZers Enrolled For Election [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00001.htm


Debt Time Bomb In Govt. Hands

- The Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association (ATSA) said today that the incoming government would inherit a ticking time bomb in the form of Student Debt. See... Time Bomb in the Hands of the New Government [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00004.htm

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