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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Look What Happens When You Tell Lies
Canberra: Where The Beds Are Burning
Martin Luther King Tells It Like It Is
Stateside: Music Is Everything That War Is Not
John Kaminski: Honesty And Integrity
Goebbles Opens For Business On Pennsylvania Avenue
Dow Faces Direct Action Via The Telephone
Scoop May Need You!
Israel Plans To Assassinate Terrorists In The US
Guest Feature: Reconstruction In Afghanistan
US And UK Secretly In The Know On WMDs
Hawk Talk – Chief Dubya’s Latest Soundbites
Hawk Talk – Hear The Choir Sing
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Bill English Delivers National’s Direction
When Dogs Drive Law-change
Robson’s Letter to Michael Fay
Work Stoppage Stats No Surprise
GG’s Going to Waitangi
Trouble Brews For Waitangi Day
Mallard Should Chill Out
MoH Grandstands Again
CAN Denounces Anti-Helmet Law Critics


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NASA Images Of Canberra's Ring Of Fire

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Look What Happens When You Tell Lies

- A bit of fun, courtesy of the fine folks at http://StopEsso.com. See... Humour: Guess Who's Leading George By The Nose [1] . See also.. Bush Is Racking Up "Frequent Liar Miles" [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00093.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00062.htm


Canberra: Where The Beds Are Burning

- In the images below of fires on the East Coast of Australia in Victoria and New South Wales were taken on the 21st UTC. The fire front is roughly 300km long. See... Scoop Images: Canberra’s Ring Of Fire From Space [1] and Scoop Images: A City Surrounded By Fire [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00091.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00082.htm


Martin Luther King Tells It Like It Is

- A time comes when silence is betrayal. See... Silence Is Betrayal [1] MORE: - Selwyn Manning - What The World Needs Now… [2] - Howard’s End: Has the Rule of Law Been Abandoned [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00090.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00072.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00075.htm


Stateside: Music Is Everything That War Is Not

- On Sunday night I went to the second annual musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr at the First Congregational Church of Oakland: 'In the name of love'. I kind of missed the point... I got really, really angry, and the whole event was about peace and love. What made me angry was watching the first artists, a group of young jazz instrumentalists, perform and thinking: music is everything that war is not. See... Keep your hand on the plough, hold on [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00083.htm


John Kaminski: Honesty And Integrity

- The key to integrity, this old Mayan guy once told me, is admitting our faults. If we don't do that, our whole lives are built on a bed of lies. See... Kaminski: The World Can't Trust What America Says [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00089.htm


Goebbles Opens For Business On Pennsylvania Avenue

- “The President understands the importance of conveying America's message to the world. Better coordination of our international communications will help convey the truth about America and the goals we share with people everywhere.” See... White House Office Coordinates Global Comms. [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00108.htm


Dow Faces Direct Action Via The Telephone

- Dow Chemical seems to think it can safely ignore the suffering of thousands of people in Bhopal who live with the contamination caused by the factory its Union Carbide subsidiary abandoned following the worst industrial accident in history. See... Call Dow Day - Wednesday 22 January [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00099.htm


Scoop May Need You!

- Scoop is looking for experienced sales professionals and/or business based marketing partner to expand Scoop's subscription services portfolio and web-advertising client base. See... Scoop Seeking Sales Professional/Marketing Partner [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/salesjob/


Israel Plans To Assassinate Terrorists In The US

- President Bush has declared National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I should be forgiven for greeting the news with cynicism, but at least they included the word "national" in the title. See... John Chuckman: National Sanctity of Life Day [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00087.htm


Guest Feature: Reconstruction In Afghanistan

- As the daughter of a respected Afghan official, Sima Wali narrowly escaped death during the 1978 Marxist coup. Detained and threatened, she managed to flee for her life as family and friends succumbed to execution, torture and imprisonment. See... An Afghan Exile Returns to Shape Reconstruction [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00086.htm


US And UK Secretly In The Know On WMDs

- By mid-January 2003, the U.S., and the U.K. for that matter, had not released vital information. Although technical information was passed on to UNMOVIC, more substantial data has not been forthcoming. Several suspect sites both the U.S. and U.K. has indicated were areas of illicit weapons activity turned up empty when UNMOVIC investigated them. See... US Will Not Release Vital Evidence Against Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00085.htm


Hawk Talk – Chief Dubya’s Latest Soundbites

- “The world came together, including the French, to say he must disarm. He's not disarming. As a matter of fact, it appears to be a rerun of a bad movie. He is delaying, he is deceiving, he is asking for time. He's playing hide-and-seek with inspectors.” See... President Bush Meets with Leading Economists [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00107.htm


Hawk Talk – Hear The Choir Sing

- Jack Straw- Jack Straw To UN Sec. Council And BBC Newsnight [1] - Jack Straw - Straw Parl. Statement: Combating global terrorism [2] - Rumsfeld - Secretary Of Defense Statement On The Draft [3] & Secretary Rumsfeld Media Stakeout Jan. 19 [4] - State Dept - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for January 17 [5] - Powell - Interview With Journalists from New UNSC Nations [6] - Dick Armitage - Remarks at the U.S. Institute of Peace [7] ...See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00106.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00105.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00104.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00103.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00101.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00100.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00109.htm
[8] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


Daily Katya Rivas

- Hope is always green because it does not turn pale with the fluctuation of human things, it does not pall with the winds of setbacks, and it does not change under the rain of contradictions. Here I have explained the mystery. See... Katya Rivas: Trust Is an Act of Love and Hope [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00084.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Bill English Delivers National’s Direction

- When other parties take up our principles it’s another victory in the war of ideas. But the New Zealand National Party is the only party able to make them the heart of government. Two burning issues will dominate this decade, not just for politicians, ... See... Bill English's Unity And Development Speech [1] ALSO: - Progressives - National Adopts Act Manifesto [2] - NZ First - Bill Borrows From NZ First [3] - ACT - A True ACT Victory in the War of Ideas [4] - Greens - What price popularity, Bill? [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00155.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00162.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00160.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00159.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00158.htm


When Dogs Drive Law-change

- The Minister of ACC needs to urgently review the case of Christchurch 11-year-old Ryan Becker, who has been receiving compensation after being savaged by a vicious dog says National Party ACC spokesman Dr Paul Hutchison. See... Dog bite case fuels call for ACC review [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00161.htm


Robson’s Letter to Michael Fay

- Matt Robson will deliver an invoice to the Louis Vuitton Media Centre at 2pm today to be passed on to Sir Michael Fay later today. See... Fay should be sent bill for rail [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00157.htm


Work Stoppage Stats No Surprise

- The latest work stoppage figures released by Statistics New Zealand are hardly surprising, Labour Minister Margaret Wilson said today. See... Work stoppage figures anticipated [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00156.htm


GG’s Going to Waitangi

- Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright today confirmed she would be visiting Waitangi as part of this year's Waitangi Day commemorations. See... Governor-General to visit Waitangi [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00154.htm


Trouble Brews For Waitangi Day

- Proposed trouble at this year's Waitangi Day celebrations is a direct result of the Government's `divide and conquer' approach to the building of the Northland prison, ACT New Zealand Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today. See... Prison Problem Won't Go Away [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00153.htm


Mallard Should Chill Out

- The Life Education trust, recently slated by Education Minister Trevor Mallard for accepting a $100,000 donation from a tobacco company, has been praised for its positive contribution to the health education of New Zealand primary school children, ACT ... See... Quieten Down Mallard [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00152.htm


MoH Grandstands Again

- "Whilst the Ministry of Health’s 'urgent' recall of some Chinese Herbal Remedies is about time, its timing is politically motivated coinciding impeccably with the 20th anniversary of CER," said dietary supplement industry advisor, Ron Law. See... Ministry of Health Grandstanding [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00065.htm


CAN Denounces Anti-Helmet Law Critics

- The Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) today denounced reported criticism of anti-helmet-law campaigners, urging their opponents to "play the ball and not the person". See... Helmet Law Concerns Are Legitimate, Say Cyclists [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00064.htm

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