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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Taxcuts For The Wealthy, Medicine For Africa, Bombs For Iraq
US Embassy Warned To Be Prepared For Inspections
Stateside With Rosalea: Chairman Powell
This Truth We Hold Self Evident – Peace Deserves A Chance
Are You Conflagration Competent?
ZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback
The Oil Currency War Rationale
When Will The War Begin? - A View From Saudi
Buzzflash: Feel The Love Of Our Cruise Missiles
How Henry Kissinger Laundered The Money To Arm Saddam
Hidden Evidence Shows Peaceful Resolution WAS Possible
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
New ACC Code Of Rights
Don Brash Sticks His Neck Out On Welfare
Maori TV To Launch Mid-year
NZ Trading Its Way Into A Hole
Where Donna’s Trust Got Its Govt. Money
Constitutionally Clean Appointments Process
Prebble’s State Of The Nation Speech
Mourning The Loss Of A Regal Visitor
EU Agricultural Trade Decisions Welcomed

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Taxcuts For The Wealthy, Medicine For Africa, Bombs For Iraq

- The United States will ask the U.N. Security Council to convene on February the 5th to consider the facts of Iraq's ongoing defiance of the world. Secretary of State Powell will present information and intelligence about Iraqi's legal -- Iraq's illegal weapons programs, its attempt to hide those weapons from inspectors, and its links to terrorist groups. See... State of the Union Address by President G. W. Bush [1] REACTION: - Helen Clark -President Bush’s State of the Union address - PM [2] - Keith Locke - Bush speech readies America for war [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00159.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00278.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00274.htm


US Embassy Warned To Be Prepared For Inspections

- Today the New Zealand Citizen Weapon Inspection Team (NZCWIT) arrived in Wellington in preparation for the upcoming weapon inspection of the US embassy. See... Citizen Weapon Inspection Team arrives in Wgtn [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00092.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: Chairman Powell

- "On December 11th at approximately 11 o'clock, a.m., I was in the studio at Berkeley Liberation Radio. I was doing security because we had had a break-in and someone had stolen the two CD players out of the studio. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Chairman Powell [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00145.htm


This Truth We Hold Self Evident – Peace Deserves A Chance

We, the people of the world, Reminding national governments and the United Nations that their authority rests on us; Affirming the rights and duties of people everywhere to participate in political decisions to create a just and peaceful world; Mindful ... See... Peoples Of The World Resolution On Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00150.htm


Are You Conflagration Competent?

- 1. In order to get rid of Saddam Hussein it is likely that some Americans will be killed as well. How many do you think is a reasonable number? How many is too many? See... Undernews: Conflagration Competency Exam [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00154.htm


ZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback

- Ali Baba And The 200 Million Thieves - Treason - Please Keep Up Your Great Coverage Of The Iraq Situation – GSA Replies To C.D.Sludge See... Scoop Feedback: Divergent Views On The War [1] Take Our Eyes, Curse Our Blindness - Tramp The Farms, But Not Tongariro - Bill English is right about Maori Seats - Dear Helen. Are We A Secular Nation Or Aren't We?- The Great Government Roading Rort - Dr Paul Hutchinsons Press Release. See... Scoop Feedback: One Nation Many Views [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00153.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00152.htm


The Oil Currency War Rationale

- Although completely suppressed in the U.S. media, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking - it an an oil CURRENCY war. The Real Reason for this upcoming war is this administration’s goal of preventing further OPEC momentum towards the euro as an oil transaction currency standard. See... The Real But Unspoken Reasons For The Iraq War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00151.htm


When Will The War Begin? - A View From Saudi

As I write this, the world awaits the UN inspection report and the State of the Union speech from George Bush. All of the waiting is not keyed to evidence or evil or that "Aha!" moment. The world is waiting for a start date. When will the war begin? See... John Cory: War Remembered [1] and The Problem is Peace - War is the Solution [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00149.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00130.htm


Buzzflash: Feel The Love Of Our Cruise Missiles

- Did I get this right? So, then, it's because Saddam is somewhat inefficient in killing the Iraqi people, that we're going to go in and show him how killing Iraqis is really done. See... Bush To Iraqi People: Can You Feel the Love Yet? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00147.htm


How Henry Kissinger Laundered The Money To Arm Saddam

- Nothing ever changes under the sun… the following comes from deep within the archives of Totse.com, but it could have been written today with a few names changed. Kissinger you will recall was nominated to head the 911 Commission, ... See... UQ Wire: Kissinger, Scowcroft BNL & Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00144.htm


Hidden Evidence Shows Peaceful Resolution WAS Possible

- A detailed report in the January 24 Washington Post by Joby Warrick, headlined “U.S. Claim on Iraqi Nuclear Program Is Called Into Question” adds to a growing body of evidence that the Bush administration is hoarding intelligence information that disproves ... See... Withheld Bush Evidence Weakens The Case For War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00135.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- My beloved one, let us work. Do not be distracted with other things, please, I need you now. Look, the human being gives so little importance to everything that is spiritual, that he is on the path to his downfall. See... Katya Rivas: I Ask for Devotion, Not Vanity [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00146.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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New ACC Code Of Rights

- The rights of ACC claimants have been enshrined in a new code that comes into effect on 1 February 2003. See... New code protects ACC claimants’ rights [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00252.htm


Don Brash Sticks His Neck Out On Welfare

- A few weeks ago, I was asked what my vision for the Auckland business community was. I said I didn't really have a vision for the Auckland business community, nor even for the business community more generally. See... Brash Speech: Where To From Here? [1] and NZ desperately needs vision and leadership [2] ...And Has It Chopped Off... - Steve Maharey - Don ‘sugarbag’ Brash reveals secret agenda [3] - Jim Anderton - Abolishing unemployment [4] - Matt Robson - Brash has his head in the 1930s depression [5] - NZ First - Don's Giant Leap Backwards [6] - Sue Bradford - Brash doles out depression [7] - EPMU - Free market led to skills crisis - union [8] - CTU - Someone Should Tell Brash His Policies Have Failed [9] Statements Of Support: - ACT - Will National Support Welfare Reform? [10] - Katherine Rich - Support for welfare reform [11]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00249.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00248.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00276.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00267.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00266.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00259.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00254.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00098.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00095.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00256.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00255.htm


Maori TV To Launch Mid-year

- The Mäori Television Service will receive increased funding and will use a platform combining UHF and satelite transmission under decisions announced by Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Mäori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia today. See... Major progress on Mäori television - Q&A [1] , He ahunga whakamua a te Pouaka Whakaata Mäori [2] and Maori Language Broadcasting - Timeline [3] REACTION: - National - Maori Television highlights Govt folly [4] - NZ First - NZ First Questions MTV Spending [5] - Greens - Switch on to Maori TV - if you can find it [6] - Tariana Turia - Maori Television will strengthen Maori voice [7] - ACT - Don't Touch That Dial [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00264.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00263.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00262.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00279.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00275.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00261.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00260.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00257.htm


NZ Trading Its Way Into A Hole

- National's Trade spokesman, Dr Lockwood Smith, says the negative trend in New Zealand's export income has continued right up to the end of 2002. See... Exports in decline for nine months [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00277.htm


Where Donna’s Trust Got Its Govt. Money

- State Services Minister Trevor Mallard said today the State Services Commission has concluded its investigation into which government agencies have made payments to, or contracted with, the Pipi Foundation. See... Minister releases details of contracts with Pipi [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00247.htm


Constitutionally Clean Appointments Process

- The Labour-led government was acting constitutionally with regard to the planned Supreme Court of New Zealand, Attorney-General Margaret Wilson said today. See... Supreme Court process constitutional [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00273.htm


Prebble’s State Of The Nation Speech

- 2003 is going to present the nation with challenges that we are not prepared for. Our government has already made decisions this year that will have profound effects on our nation for years to come. See... Prebble’s State of the Nation 2003 Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00272.htm


Mourning The Loss Of A Regal Visitor

- The National Party's Northland MP says the local economy's set to suffer after news the QE II has abandoned a plan to visit the Bay of Islands this Waitangi Day. See... QE II cancels Waitangi visit - economy suffers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00270.htm


EU Agricultural Trade Decisions Welcomed

- Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton today welcomed the finalisation of the European Union proposal for the World Trade Organisation agriculture negotiations in Geneva, commenting that the negotiations could actually start to move forward at last. See... EU proposal on agriculture finalised [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00253.htm

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