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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Welcome To PAX Americana
Why The UK Should Attack Iraq – Tony Blair’s Dossier
Sludge Report: How Much Oil Is There Left?
Stateside: The Origins Of The American Spirit
Point Of View: Animal Anima
UQ Wire: The World Must Stand Up To George Bush George
Upton On-Line Waxes Lyrically
Big News: Enforce The Law
UNSC Censures Israel For Operation Murder The Peace
Countdown To War: UN Deliberates Over Iraq
Countdown To War: Amnesty Caution On Iraq
Countdown To War: Bush Lines Up Behind Blair
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Mallard committed to easier NCEA transition
Positive outlook for electricity supply
Strategic investment in MediaLab of $500,000
Auckland: a transport priority for government
PPTA Delegates Urged to Vote for Sixth Form Cert
Minister stifles free speech on health funding
Rail Won't Reduce Toxic Spill Risk
Reform Yes - But Not The Current Prostitution Bill

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Welcome To PAX Americana

- This week the USA released its blueprint to advance toward world domination. Sound oddly familiar? Yes you’ve seen the movies too. But this is far from entertaining. This is revelation of biblical proportions. This is the Imperial PAX Americana Blueprint. See... Imperial PAX Americana [1] , U.S. Unilateralism Is Crystal Clear Now… [2] and The National Security Strategy of the USA [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00146.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00135.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00220.htm


Why The UK Should Attack Iraq – Tony Blair’s Dossier

- The document published today is based, in large part, on the work of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC). The JIC is at the heart of the British intelligence machinery. It is chaired by the Cabinet Office and made up of the heads of the UK’s three Intelligence and Security Agencies, the Chief of Defence Intelligence, and senior officials from key government departments. See... Iraq’s Weapons Of Mass Destruction – Full Report [1] and PM Tony Blair's Iraq statement to Parliament [2] REACTION: - National - Report proves urgent need to disarm Iraq [3] - NZ Government - Concerns About Iraq Best Met by Inspection Teams [4] - White House - Briefing by Ari Fleischer - September 24, 2002 [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00241.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00248.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00416.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00414.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00250.htm


Sludge Report: How Much Oil Is There Left?

- Every now and then Sludge comes across an article written by a fellow journalist that deeply irritates. The following correspondence is the result of a recent such experience. See... Sludge Report #141 – Discussing Oil With The Beeb [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00139.htm


Stateside: The Origins Of The American Spirit

- The USA reminds me of a boy I once cared for. Seven years old, he had the build and strength of a stocky 11-year-old, and the mind of a two-year-old. Fundamentally blind, he needed other people to help him get around but got angry with them if he didn't get his way, and he had difficulty trusting others. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Civility [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00142.htm


Point Of View: Animal Anima

- At an Animal Welfare conference in September, New Zealand author Richard Webster declared his dog Bruce had a soul. Bruce, said Webster, experienced joy, sadness and jealousy and had a reasoning ability. See... Point of View - Does my dog have a soul? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00141.htm


UQ Wire: The World Must Stand Up To George Bush George

- Bush will invade Iraq unless restrained by the United Nations. If the United Nations, above all, fails to oppose a U.S. invasion of Iraq, it will forfeit its honor, integrity and raison díetre. See... UQ Wire: Ramsey Clark Letter To United Nations [1] and Scoop Editorial: Let There Be No Mistake [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00145.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00137.htm


Upton On-Line Waxes Lyrically

- Upton-on-line visits the Panthéon and the Institut de France and ruminates on what it takes to sustain republican myths, the entrails of Johannesburg are explored for signs of sustainability and hypsographic demography, a new topic to enliven (or kill off) floundering dinner parties, makes a cameo appearance. See... Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition - 25th September [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00144.htm


Big News: Enforce The Law

- Many have said that lowering the drinking age to 18 in 1999 was a mistake. Everyone except the hospitality industry and some politicians appear to have concerns about the move. See... Big News: Enforce The Drinking Age [1] . See also... The Problems in Overcoming Youth Drinking [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00143.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00129.htm


UNSC Censures Israel For Operation Murder The Peace

- With the United States abstaining on a resolution that was negotiated through Monday night and adopted in the early hours of this morning, the United Nations Security Council demanded that Israel immediately cease measures in and around Ramallah. See... UNSC demands end to Israeli Ramallah measures [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00254.htm


Countdown To War: UN Deliberates Over Iraq

- The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, discussed Iraq with the permanent members of the Security Council yesterday and today, according to a UN spokesman. See... Annan discusses Iraq with UNSC permanent members [1] , Iraq must abide by UNSC resolutions - Annan [2] and Weapons inspections an opportunity for Iraq - Blix [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00253.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00252.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00251.htm


Countdown To War: Amnesty Caution On Iraq

- As the Security Council debates a new resolution on Iraq, Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International has today written to all members of the Security Council urging them to ensure that every effort is made to resolve the present situation through peaceful means. See... UNSC Asked To Ensure Force Is The Last Resort [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00246.htm


Countdown To War: Bush Lines Up Behind Blair

- "Prime Minister Blair, first of all, is a very strong leader, and I admire his willingness to tell the truth and to lead. Secondly, he has -- continues to make the case, like we make the case, that Saddam Hussein is a threat to peace; that for 11 years he has deceived the world." See… President Urges Congress to Pass Iraq Resolution [1] MORE US WAR PR: - DoD - Rumsfeld's News Conference In Poland [2] , Dep.Sec. Wolfowitz Interview With NATO Journalists [3] , Rumsfeld Interview with Tomasz Lis, TVN/TVN 24 [4] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00249.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00245.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00244.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00242.htm
[5] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


Daily Katya Rivas

- Know that the Son of man will soon come to verify past truths and to gather together His chosen ones because the time will come when everyone will experience the state of his soul... See... Katya Rivas: Look after the Door to Heaven [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00140.htm


Not The PureNZ Campaign

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Mallard committed to easier NCEA transition

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard made a commitment to secondary teachers at the PPTA annual conference today to make the transition to the National Certificate of Education easier for them, through extra workshops and teacher training. See... Mallard committed to easier NCEA transition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00413.htm


Positive outlook for electricity supply

- The government is confident that New Zealand can continue to meet electricity demand in dry years without serious disruption, says Energy Minister Pete Hodgson. See... Positive outlook for electricity supply [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00412.htm


Strategic investment in MediaLab of $500,000

- Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton today committed $500,000 of Industry NZ funding for the establishment of a world-class information and communications technology and digital media initiative. See... Strategic investment in MediaLab of $500,000 [1] , Industry NZ CEO Congratulates New Lab On Ambition [2] and MediaLab secures Government Funding [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00411.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0209/S00047.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0209/S00046.htm


Auckland: a transport priority for government

- Minister of Transport Paul Swain said tackling Auckland’s transport problems would be a key focus of the government this term, as he outlined the government’s vision for transport at the Auckland Regional Council today. See... Auckland – a transport priority for government [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00415.htm


PPTA Delegates Urged to Vote for Sixth Form Cert

- ACT education spokesman Donna Awatere Huata is urging PPTA delegates to vote against the implementation of Level 2 of the NCEA at their annual meeting tomorrow. See... PPTA Delegates Urged to Vote for Sixth Form Cert [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00418.htm


Minister stifles free speech on health funding

- National's Health spokesperson, Dr Lynda Scott, says the Health Minister is keeping the funding formula for Primary Health Organisations tightly under wraps. See... Minister stifles free speech on health funding [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00417.htm


Rail Won't Reduce Toxic Spill Risk

- A claim by the environmental group, ECO, that carrying more goods by rail would somehow reduce the risk of toxic chemical spills, is absurd, ACT deputy leader Ken Shirley says. See... Rail Won't Reduce Toxic Spill Risk [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00410.htm


Reform Yes - But Not The Current Prostitution Bill

- Maxim Institute agrees that there are problems with the present prostitution law and reform is needed. See... Reform Yes - But Not The Current Prostitution Bill [1] and Prosecute Purchasers Of Prostitutes [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00142.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00141.htm

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