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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
German-USA Rift Becomes a Divide on Iraq Plan
Cheney Gets Away With Secret Energy Policy Formulation
Colossal Hole Found In U.S. Electronic Voting System
Kaminski: We're As Stupid As They Think We Are
Five Minutes To Midnight: Scoop Feature
Tube Talks Golden Globes
Stateside: The I Ching Of Colin Powell
Howard’s End: March 18th Is ACC’s “Day Of Shame”
ZZZZZzzzzzt: Scoop WOWed!!!!
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Irrefutable Evidence against Iraq?
More Witnesses To Another IDF Crime
GPJA Plans Massive Anti-War Protest For Saturday
Israeli Soldiers Brutality Witnessed by Internationals
The Tony Benn Saddam Hussein Interview
Rumsfeld Says Blah To UN International Law
Did Blair Plagiarise a Student’s Work on Iraq?
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Prebble Wants Special Parliamentary Debate on Iraq
Elderly Swindled on Continuing Care Asset Testing
Minister Failing as Energy Crisis Looms
Youths Ought to Be Tried For Adult Crimes: ACT
Minister Ought to be Devastated Over Youth Crime Figures
No Gambling Central System Says United Future
Beehive Bulletin
Select Committee Business for the Week
United Future’s Marc My Words

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German-USA Rift Becomes a Divide on Iraq Plan

- Germany and France will present a plan to the United Nations security council on Feb 14 that will see a European military peacekeeping presence inside Iraq. The United States is enraged. See... Germany Sets Out a Peacemaking Solution on Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00048.htm


Cheney Gets Away With Secret Energy Policy Formulation

- The identities of the people who advised Vice President Dick Cheney on the National Energy Policy—particularly those who work in the energy industry—will remain secret. See... U.S. VP Cheney Off Hook As GAO Declines To Appeal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00058.htm


Colossal Hole Found In U.S. Electronic Voting System

- Recently, technicians and programmers for Diebold Election Systems, the company that supplied every single voting machine for the surprising 2002 results in the state of Georgia, the company that is preparing to convert the state of Maryland to its no-paper-trail computerized voting, admitted to a file-sharing system that amounts to a colossal security flaw. See... U.S. Election Integrity Flaw Discovered At Diebold [1] . Meanwhile the American Coup Scoop has been reporting since November 2002 has finally been noticed in the U.S. mainstream media, where-else but in the heart of Silicon Valley at Stanford University. See… Stanford University Techies Against Voting Machines and a report from The Mercury News about the scientist’s protest… Security of e-vote machines targeted.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00052.htm


Kaminski: We're As Stupid As They Think We Are

- How stupid do they think we are? Only hours after our much-praised Secretary of State is revealed to have been using material plagiarized from a college student to justify why we're going to kill thousands of people with bombs, our government issues a terror alert and expects us to believe it? See... John Kaminski Fake Terror Alerts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00056.htm


Five Minutes To Midnight: Scoop Feature

- Two powerful UN Security Council members, China and France have called for more weapons inspections in Iraq and that a diplomatic solution be found to the USA's resolve to occupy Iraq. For this and FULL COVERAGE of the USA's Advance To War, see... Scoop Special Feature: USA Isolated at Five Minutes To Midnight [1]


[1] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


Tube Talks Golden Globes

- Gird your loins and slap on your tiara - it’s Award Shows time! If, like me, you’ve been practising your Oscar acceptance speech in the shower since the age of nine, you’ll re-plan your life around the awards show TV schedule. See... Tube Talk: Night Of The Saggy Globes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00055.htm


Stateside: The I Ching Of Colin Powell

- Just in case you thought I was a few paua short of a pattie with last week's little hom-ily about huiaroha, I'd like to confirm that. Oops! I mean elaborate. I hope you'll stick with a couple of paragraphs of technical bits up front. See... Stateside: Not yer Missile Crisis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00054.htm


Howard’s End: March 18th Is ACC’s “Day Of Shame”

- Small and medium business operators along with members of the general public, alarmed by increasing costs while ACC investments and surpluses grow, look set to join injured claimants who are planning a nation-wide "Day of Shame" protest on 18 March over the the way the ACC is being run. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: ACC Day Of Shame March 18 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00053.htm


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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00051.htm


Firas Al-Atraqchi: Irrefutable Evidence against Iraq?

- “A third-rate intelligence team could have done it,” said Iraqi General Amer Al-Saadi, Chief Science advisor to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in his refute of U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's 'evidence' before the U.N. Security Council. See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: The Telling of a Tall Tale [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00050.htm


More Witnesses To Another IDF Crime

- I was in the centre of Nablus yesterday, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, when a youth was shot and killed by the IOF. He is SAMER ZORBHA, aged 18, a student at the High School in Nablus. See... Courage And More Martyrs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00049.htm


GPJA Plans Massive Anti-War Protest For Saturday

- New Zealand will lead the largest mobilisation of human beings in the history of the planet when the No War Against Iraq march takes place in Auckland this coming Saturday (12noon from QEII Square at the bottom of Queen Street... See... Feb 15th: Largest Mobilisation in Planet's History [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00053.htm


Israeli Soldiers Brutality Witnessed by Internationals

- When ISM activists Maria, Margaret (Maria's mother) and Linus (all from Sweden) and Danish reporter Tommy approached the Azmut checkpoint east of Nablus they saw 4 Israeli soldiers holding, beating and shooting at between 40 and 50 Palestinian men, women and children captive at a checkpoint. See... ISM Activists Beaten and Shot at Nablus Checkpoint [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00070.htm


The Tony Benn Saddam Hussein Interview

- Scoop details here the interview between Saddam Hussein and former UK Labour MP Tony Benn. We hear why - according to Saddam - Iraq has no interest in war and possesses NO weapons of mass destruction. See... The Saddam Hussein Interview [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00044.htm


Rumsfeld Says Blah To UN International Law

- The world stage isn't a court of law, and the United States isn't trying to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Saddam Hussein is a threat, but to convince reasonable people of this, US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said. See… Rumsfeld: World Stage Not a Court of Law


Did Blair Plagiarise a Student’s Work on Iraq?

- The UK government's carefully co-ordinated propaganda offensive took an embarrassing hit today after Downing Street was accused of plagiarism. See... Was Downing St’s Iraq dossier plagiarised? [1] PAGE


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00045.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- Beloved daughter, face every moment on peace, in My Peace, because that is how you will acquire all of the knowledge that I wish to teach you. See... Katya Rivas: Pray For Truth [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00057.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Prebble Wants Special Parliamentary Debate on Iraq

- ACT Leader Richard Prebble has today written to the Prime Minster to request that the government set aside time for a special parliamentary debate on Iraq. See... See... Prebble Requests Special Parliamentary Iraq Debate [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00082.htm


Elderly Swindled on Continuing Care Asset Testing

- The Government is continuing to string elderly along about the removal of assets testing with reports of further delays on its promise of four years ago, says National Senior Citizens Spokesperson Dr Lynda Scott. See... See... Elderly sold a pup on removal of asset testing [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00079.htm


Minister Failing as Energy Crisis Looms

- Energy Minister Pete Hodgson has failed to address pressing issues that threaten to undermine our energy sector with increasing frequency, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today. See... See... Energy Crisis Looms [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00078.htm


Youths Ought to Be Tried For Adult Crimes: ACT

- ACT New Zealand Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today that it was time the law was changed, so that teenagers who commit crimes should expect to be held in police custody. See... See... Adult Crime Should Mean Adult Treatment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00083.htm


Minister Ought to be Devastated Over Youth Crime Figures

- “Hon. John Tamihere ought to be devastated by the grim OECD report which shows NZ as having the highest rates of juvenile crime and youth suicide in the developed world, rather than attempting to justify it,” said Party Leader Graham Capill. See... Damning Of Nz’s Youth Crime And Suicide Rates [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00049.htm


No Gambling Central System Says United Future

- United Future New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, today firmly re-emphasized that the party does not favour the centralising of the system for distributing profits from gaming machines. See... See... United Future and gambling profits distribution [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00081.htm


Beehive Bulletin

- Waitangi Day - PM responds to Powell address - Govt advice to NZers in Gulf - Carter on dog attacks - Government addressing youth drug and suicide issues - Employment growth welcomed - See... See... Beehive Bulletin For Week Ending Friday 07 Feb [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00080.htm


Select Committee Business for the Week

- List of Select Committee business for the past week. See... See... Select committee business From 31 January to 7 Feb [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00077.htm


United Future’s Marc My Words

- Much has been written about wayward dogs of late. This is hardly surprising considering the ordeal of Michaela Haar in Christchurch and the savage mauling of seven-year-old Carolina Anderson in Auckland. Both stories, while being merely the tip of the iceberg ... See... See... Marc My Words - [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00076.htm


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