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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
A Feel Good Terrorist In Auckland Harbour
All You Need To Know About 911 And Much, Much, More
August’s Biggest Scoops
Straight Fs For Solomon Islands Govt
The American Dream’s Shadow
Why Bush&Co. Must Be Stopped Now
Censors Release Material That Makes Them Sick
Three Strikes: Vigilanteism, Hysteria, Intolerance
Heat On Govt For Stronger Workplace Safety Law
Stateside with Rosalea: Heebie Jeebies
Feedback: What To Do With Deborah Coddington
Farewell Michelle
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Govt Snubs A Heavyweight Of Democracy
Fortuin Reveals What Motivates Him
Goff & Co. Talk About Youth Murderers
Otago University Staff Strike
Regarding The Price Of Milk
McNair Vs Tanczos – The Battle Continues
Cockies Warned Of Chill (Not Hot) Air From Beehive
Dr Scott Examines Health Funding Issues
John Whitehead Appointed Acting Treasury Head

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A Feel Good Terrorist In Auckland Harbour

- Some issues are so black and white they are never examined, let alone criticized. Like whaling. It’s obvious that every pro whaler is bad and all anti whalers are good. That’s why, when a guy like Paul Watson, the icon of anti-whalers weighs anchor in Auckland Harbour we welcome him unquestionably. See... Minke Sushi [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00006.htm


All You Need To Know About 911 And Much, Much, More

- This timeline dispels the notion that theorists on 9/11 are working on the basis of supposition and prejudice, it shows clearly that unanswered questions relating to 911 are probably the most vital issue currently facing the people of this planet. See... UQ Wire: The Complete 9/11 Timeline [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00008.htm


August’s Biggest Scoops

- The top 30 rating items on Scoop.co.nz for the month of August were... See... Scoop: Greatest Hits For August 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0209/S00002.htm


Straight Fs For Solomon Islands Govt

- Without the slightest doubt, the Solomon's major problem area as a failing state lies in its lack of law and order. Only two months into office and the country's security failures were severe and growing more serious. See... Solomon Islands Government Nine Month Report Card [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00007.htm


The American Dream’s Shadow

- No other nation on the face of the earth uses the words "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness" as the premise for their foundation in government. See... William Rivers Pitt: The Other American Dream [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00005.htm


Why Bush&Co. Must Be Stopped Now

- I don't want to talk here about whether a full-scale attack on Iraq is right or wrong -- or whether, with all the scandals surrounding Bush&Co., the Administration is using its daily leaks and the whole Iraq debate as giant distractions. See... Bernard Weiner: The Charnel House Future [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00004.htm


Censors Release Material That Makes Them Sick

- Chief Censor Bill Hastings says that he has psychologists on call to counsel him and his staff, “particularly when we get a run of child pornography from the internet” to view and assess for classification. See... Sex Takes its toll on Censors [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00004.htm


Three Strikes: Vigilanteism, Hysteria, Intolerance

- Politicians who bid for votes by promising tougher sentences are contributing to a growing intolerance that could spiral out of control, says Victoria University criminologist Dr John Pratt. See... Vic Uni lecturer questions punitive punishment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0209/S00002.htm


Heat On Govt For Stronger Workplace Safety Law

- “ACC projections of rising workplace deaths and injuries show the urgency for stronger workplace health and safety law,’ said Council of Trade Unions secretary Paul Goulter today. See... Stats Show Need For Stronger Health & Safety Law [1] . Meanwhile, some of New Zealand's top forklift drivers will be competing to be the king or queen of forklift driving in the Wellington region tomorrow, as part of a National Forklift Driving Competition. See... National Forklift Driving Competition [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00003.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0209/S00002.htm


Stateside with Rosalea: Heebie Jeebies

- Want to be really scared? Then read the article "Born-Again Zionists" by Ken Silverstein and Michael Scherer in 'Mother Jones' about the relationship between the Christian right, Zionism, and the Bush administration's policy in the Middle East. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Just browsing [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00001.htm


Feedback: What To Do With Deborah Coddington

- New Zealand urgently needs a time machine set between 1162 and 1227. This is to enable us to send Ms Deborah Coddington back to provide natural competition for Genghis Kahn. See... ZZZzzzt Feedback [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00003.htm


Farewell Michelle

- I respect the decision of Michelle Boag that she intends to tender her resignation as President of the National Party, says National Party Leader Bill English. See... Michelle Boag to tender resignation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00336.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- I will not tell you what you must do, because I will always respect your will. What I do not want you to do is to neglect your time of prayer and for that reason to fall into lukewarmness. See... Katya Rivas: What Is Actual Lukewarmness? [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00002.htm


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Govt Snubs A Heavyweight Of Democracy

- NZ First MP Peter Brown has criticised the Government for not sending any representatives to meet Wei Jinsheng, South China’s most famous exile, yesterday. “I felt privileged to meet him and shake his hand” Mr Brown said. See... Government MPs Should Hang Their Heads In Shame [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00006.htm


Fortuin Reveals What Motivates Him

- Visiting the genocide sites of Rwanda, and seeing firsthand the carnage of ethnic relations gone horribly wrong, made me determined to do my bit to ensure that the people of New Zealand never suffered the same fate. See... Statement by Gregory Fortuin (30 August 2002) [1] JORIS DE BRES APPOINTED NEW COMMISSIONER: - Commission Welcomes Race Relations Commissioner [2] - Margaret Wilson - New RRC appointed [3] - Stephen Franks - Bad Omen [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00141.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00331.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00005.htm


Goff & Co. Talk About Youth Murderers

- Over the past week we have seen the tragic images of groups of young people, one as young as 12 years old, facing charges for murder. Responding after the event can never put the matter right. See... Goff speech to Safer Communities Conference [1] More Comment On Youth Offending - Muriel Newman - Muriel Newman Column: Crime Wave [2] - Simon Power - Youth Week A Chance For Constructive Discussion [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00012.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00004.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00010.htm


Otago University Staff Strike

- 679 members of the five combined unions at Otago University attended stopwork meetings in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington over the past two days. Members of these unions represent academic, general and trades staff from throughout the institution. See... Vote for strike at Otago University 'Overwhelming' [1] and University unions confident of strong support [2] MORE: - Simon Power - University Strike Shows Folly Of Fee Freeze [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0208/S00046.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0209/S00001.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00011.htm


Regarding The Price Of Milk

- Dairy farmers can expect a further reduction in the forecasted milk payout price, ACT Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today. See... Dairy Farmers Need Performance [1] and Jim Sutton Speech To SC Dairy Farmers [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00008.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00009.htm


McNair Vs Tanczos – The Battle Continues

- “Green Party MP Nandor Tanczos’ private member’s bill seeking to decriminalise cannabis use is short sighted and poses significant problems,” NZ First MP, Craig McNair, said today. See... Nandor Tanczos Setting A Disgraceful Example [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00007.htm


Cockies Warned Of Chill (Not Hot) Air From Beehive

- Pastoral lessees of the South Island High Country will soon feel a chilly wind from the Beehive, as Labour plans a tenure review. See... High Country Faces Tenure Review [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00003.htm


Dr Scott Examines Health Funding Issues

- The Government's plans to move funding of district health boards to population-based funding can't happen for another four to six years because it has run hospital deficits up so high, says National's Health Spokesperson Dr Lynda Scott. See... Govt's huge hospital deficit delays new funding [1] and Primary health funding discriminatory [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00001.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00002.htm


John Whitehead Appointed Acting Treasury Head

- The State Services Commissioner, Michael Wintringham, today announced that Treasury Deputy Secretary and Branch Manager of Regulatory and Tax Policy, John Whitehead, has been appointed acting Chief Executive and Secretary to the Treasury. See... Treasury Acting Chief Executive Appointed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00001.htm

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