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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

Blix Says Iraq Co-operating But Time Needed For Detail
Sludge Talks To US Spooks
Is The Prime Minister Playing All Sides on Iraqi War?
Mid-East Sources Say No US Attack Until March
Why Israel’s Sharon Should be Charged For War Crimes
Paulo Politico: English In The Cross-Hairs
Rumsfeld Gets Medieval On Everyone’s Ass
Why Invasion Will Drive World Economy Down
Dekkers Weirdo Ditches Chopper In River
HOT LINK!!! Preview Of George Bush’s State of the Union Address
The Real Deal: The Path To Salvation Is Through Conversation
Supercomputer Weather : Cold And White In New York

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)

Euthanasia Ethic Raised By Greens
Is The PM Playing All Sides on Iraqi War?
No Evidence of Iraqi Nukes
An Economic Intelligence Briefing
More Kiwi Music On Air
Counting The Costs of Families in Decline
Health Bureaucrats Increase While Waiting Lists Lengthen
No Way Spray Targets MoE [Auckland]
AgResearch Double-Talk Claimed

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Blix Says Iraq Co-operating But Time Needed For Detail

- While Iraq has cooperated in allowing United Nations inspectors into various sites, the top UN arms expert, Hans Blix, told the Security Council today that Baghdad should be more forthcoming with information and allow greater access to key personnel… See... Iraq cooperating but more on 'substance' needed [1] MORE: - Full UN Briefing - Full Security Council Briefing: Blix [2] - White House - Press Briefing with Ari Fleischer and Bush's Pre-Union-Speech Radio Address - with text and audio options... See... White House Press Briefing with Ari Fleischer [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00141.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00142.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00143.htm


Sludge Talks To US Spooks

- In This Edition: Feeling Confused Yet? - 122 Pages Of Carefully Fabricated Crypto-BS - Sludge Gets Psy-oped! -Col. Flagg’s Perspective – Forensic Advice Invited See... Sludge Report #147: Sludge Gets Psy-oped! [1] MORE SLUDGE Sludge Report: Will It Be War On Wednesday? - You have mail.... "Subject: Soon | Message: Prepare for the smoking gun needed for the Iraqi invasion." See... Sludge Report #146: A Tip-Off From Langley [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00141.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00127.htm


Is The Prime Minister Playing All Sides on Iraqi War?

- The Green Party is accusing Prime Minister Helen Clark of playing a double game over the Iraq crisis. See... PM talks peace but supports military build-up [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00225.htm


Mid-East Sources Say No US Attack Until March

- Howard’s End: If Scoop's Mid-East intelligence reports are correct there will not be an invasion of Iraq until at least March 1 when Tony Blair delivers a promised dossier to Russia's President Putin over the whereabouts of Iraq's hidden locations of VX nerve agent ... See... Howard’s End: Citing Mid-East Intelligence Sources [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00142.htm


Why Israel’s Sharon Should be Charged For War Crimes

- I'm not sure exactly why it is, but nothing I have read recently about Israel's treatment of the Palestinians touched me quite so deeply as the destruction of about 60 shops in the village of Nazlat Isa. See... John Chuckman: Bulldozing Hope [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00133.htm


Paulo Politico: English In The Cross-Hairs

- For National to ever take power, core voter constituencies of Maori voters, Pacific Islands voters, trade unionists, students, beneficiaries would have to be won over. But if National did this its small, selective, group of core supporters would walk. See... A New Majority Nirvana Out Of Reach of National [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00140.htm


Rumsfeld Gets Medieval On Everyone’s Ass

- Donald Rumsfeld Disparages Just About Everyone In Just Two Weeks, Rumsfeld Insults, Disparages and Demeans Veterans, the French, the Germans and the Joint Chiefs of Staff… See... Donald Rumsfeld Disparages Just About Everyone [1] ALSO: David Miller Online: Europe’s Dilemma over Iraq [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00136.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00134.htm


Why Invasion Will Drive World Economy Down

- In the next few weeks, the struggling global economy may be put to the test if Washington chooses to invade Iraq. There are many risks involved in bombing Baghdad, the most important being a spike in oil prices. See... Invasion Of Iraq May Collapse Global Economy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00138.htm


Dekkers Weirdo Ditches Chopper In River

- Rudi Dekkers ditched his helicopter into the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, FL. this morning, suffering only minor injuries. Dekkers runs one of the twin 'terror flight schools' in Venice, FL that trained alleged 9-11 Terrorist pilots… See... UQ Wire: Is Someone Trying To Kill Rudi Dekkers? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00139.htm


HOT LINK!!! Preview Of George Bush’s State of the Union Address

– At last some honesty from the Dim Son, President Smirk. Highly reccommended viewing. See…. Let’s Roll [1] for a link to the Quicktime version. Or go direct to the streaming video here... Real Player [2] or Windows Media Player (.WMV) [3] .


[1] - http://fuckitall.com/bsh/
[2] - http://fuckitall.com/bsh/union.ram
[3] - http://www.asu.net/bsh/union.wmv


The Real Deal: The Path To Salvation Is Through Conversation

- When I was a kid, the way our neighborhood would figure things out is by sitting on the stoops in front of our homes and having a conversation. See... Real Deal: A Conversation About The Popsicle Index [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00117.htm


Supercomputer Weather : Cold And White In New York

- A forecast sequence from the NOAA supercomputer indicating temperatures over the Eastern Half of the United States for the coming 48 hours. See... Weather: A Big Chill Blows Through Washington D.C. [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00126.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Euthanasia Ethic Raised By Greens

- Green Party MP Mike Ward is personally calling on all New Zealanders to fully and frankly debate the sensitive topic of voluntary euthanasia. See... Greens MP Mike Ward supports voluntary euthanasia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00226.htm


Is The PM Playing All Sides on Iraqi War?

- The Green Party is accusing Prime Minister Helen Clark of playing a double game over the Iraq crisis. See... PM talks peace but supports military build-up [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00225.htm


No Evidence of Iraqi Nukes

- Peace Movement Aotearoa submission: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom- UN Office PeaceWomen Project's Report on Iraq Inspections: "To conclude: we have- to date- found no evidence that Iraq has revived its nuclear weapons programme…” See... No Evidence Iraq Has Revived Nuke Programme [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00084.htm


An Economic Intelligence Briefing

- "Business in the new world disorder" - has been scheduled for February 13th to offer business analysis of the international outlook in the event of war. See... Int. business outlook explored as war looms [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00083.htm


More Kiwi Music On Air

-Commercial radio stations exceeded their New Zealand music targets in 2002. See... More kiwi music on air [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00224.htm


Counting The Costs of Families in Decline

- Family breakdowns are just as much an economic as a social cost to New Zealand, United Future leader Peter Dunne told the South Island Methodist Mission's open day in Christchurch today. See... The economic cost of family breakdown [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00223.htm


Health Bureaucrats Increase While Waiting Lists Lengthen

- National says it is concerned about growing numbers of staff at the Ministry of Health when the Government has said it will cut staff numbers this financial year. See... Health Ministry balloons as reductions promised [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00222.htm


No Way Spray Targets MoE [Auckland]

- This morning about 30 residents voiced their concerns outside the Ministry of Education on College Hill, Ponsonby. Representatives from the group were then invited in for a meeting with the Northern Regional Manager Terry Bates. See... 30 Residents Voice Spray Concerns [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00085.htm


AgResearch Double-Talk Claimed

- An animal rights group is accusing AgResearch of misleading the public over the purpose of its controversial genetic experiments on cattle. According to a story today on the BBC website, AgResearch are claiming "substantial economic gains"… See... AgResearch accused of double standards [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00082.htm


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