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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
How Crims Contribute To Global Economy
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Invasion’s Sinister Twist Intensifies
True Timeline Of 9-11 Revealed
Missing US Soldier Jessica Lynch (19) Rescued
Feedback on Scoop Publishing War-Reality Images
Stateside: Rosalea's War Diary - Wednesday
Sam Smith: Decoding DC
London’s Calling: What’s Happened To England’s Rose?
Hard News Is There!
Scoop Was In The House
Is Another Oil War Brewing In South America?

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Victims Satisfied With Parole Board Decision
Imputation Tax Payment Changes
NZ First Says Institutionalise Mentally Ill Crims
E-Learning Enables Progress
Govt Too Liberal on Foreign Fee Paying Students: Wong
Sutton Argues Greens GATS Claim
Aussie Media Dumps On Helen
Govt Border Penny Pinching False Economy
Nandor Lodges Commerce Commission Complaint
Motor Vehicle Sales Bill Passed
Greens To Host PAM Public Meeting

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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How Crims Contribute To Global Economy

- What investment banker Catherine Austin Fitts invariably emphasizes in her discussion of global money flows is the extent to which criminal proceeds play a part in the real world economy. This should come as no surprise to anyone. See... The Real Deal About Enron (Part 1) - Introduction [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00031.htm


Firas Al-Atraqchi: Invasion’s Sinister Twist Intensifies

- "You just [expletive] killed a family because you didn't fire a warning shot soon enough!" the Washington Post quotes Captain Ronny Johnson as telling his platoon leader. Includes Al-Jazeera broadcast images. See... Shedding No Tears for Iraqi Civilians [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00027.htm


True Timeline Of 9-11 Revealed

- The 9/11 Citizens Watch [ http://www.911citizenswatch.org ] held a press conference at the U.S. Customs House in lower Manhattan on March 31, 2003. It coincided with the first public hearings of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the ... See... Complete Timeline Presentation To 911 Presser [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00029.htm


Missing US Soldier Jessica Lynch (19) Rescued

- The US Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Jessica D. Lynch, 19, of Palestine, W.Va., was recovered and returned to U.S. control as the result of a successful rescue mission. See... Missing US Soldier Rescued [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00038.htm


Feedback on Scoop Publishing War-Reality Images

- "You are sick and twisted. Your scoop of shit is a disgrace. This is in regards to your crapatorial... Mass Murder. Huh! Red cross says only 100 innocent civilians have died in 8 days of war. Saddam is averaging 579 people a day in times of peace." See... Scoop Feedback 1: War Images The US Wants Censored [1] ALSO: Scoop Feedback 2 [2] AND Scoop Feedback 3 [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00025.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00024.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00023.htm


Stateside: Rosalea's War Diary - Wednesday

- It's Wednesday morning here and the radio reports of Operation Iraqi Fiefdom say that the Iraqi troops guarding Baghdad have been decimated. I wonder if that's the case or if they've just moved inside the city for the house to house battles to come. ... See... Stateside with Rosalea: The siege of Baghdad [1] EARLIER ROSALEA:- Tuesday Stateside with Rosalea: Fury Logic [2] - Monday - Stateside with Rosalea: Monday, gloomy Monday [3] - Earlier: - March 29th [4] - March 28th [5] -March 27th [6] - March 26th [7] - March 25th [8] - March 24th [9] - March 23rd [10] - March 22nd [11] - March 21 [12] - March 20 [13] - March 19 [14] - March 18 [15] - March 17 [16]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00017.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00001.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00287.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00284.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00272.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00250.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00236.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00220.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00206.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00201.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00176.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00163.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00154.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00123.htm
[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00104.htm


Sam Smith: Decoding DC

- Things have not been going so well on Planet Potomac. The two most powerful subcultures here consist of the Clingons and the Process People. See... The Clingons &The Process People On Planet Potomac [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00020.htm


London’s Calling: What’s Happened To England’s Rose?

- More Brits die from melanoma than Australians despite a lower incidence in the UK compared with sun-drenched Australia. A key reason is failure to recognize malignant moles and get to a doctor in time, say Government-backed British experts who last week launched a skin cancer awareness campaign, SunSmart. See... Will Mad Dogs And Englishmen Change Their Ways? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00019.htm


Hard News Is There!

- I'm taking a break from war-blogging for a few days: securing my supply-lines and all that. It is perhaps also time to stand back and consider what's happening in this war. Writes Russell Brown. See… Hard News 01/04/03: Standing Back


Scoop Was In The House

– For Yesterday’s questions for oral answer transcript see... Questions Of The Day Transcript - 1 April 2003 [1] . Following question time yesterday the house went into urgency. For a list of the Bills covered by the motion see.. Parliament Moves Into Period Of "Tidy Up" Urgency [2] . There were no Questions of the Day today.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00014.htm


Is Another Oil War Brewing In South America?

- Hundreds of people have been displaced by incursions into Venezuela by irregular armed groups from Colombia and reported armed clashes along the border between the two countries, the United Nations refugee agency said today as it appealed ... See... Venezuela incursions by armed groups from Colombia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00036.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Victims Satisfied With Parole Board Decision

- Rita Croskery, the mother of murdered Auckland pizza delivery driver Michael Choy, and United Future MP Marc Alexander were today both satisfied with the Parole Board decision to decline Casie Rawiri's bid for freedom, but not happy that she would ... See... Alexander, Croskery happy with parole decision [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00067.htm


Imputation Tax Payment Changes

- The government is to change the imputation tax rules to make it easier for companies to take advantage of a new law allowing businesses to pool their provisional tax payments, Associate Revenue Minister Paul Swain announced today. See... Govt to remove imputation barrier to tax pooling [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00064.htm


NZ First Says Institutionalise Mentally Ill Crims

- New Zealand First is calling for the re-establishment of secure mental health institutions for patients such as Raurimu killer Stephen Anderson who is now being given leave from Porirua hospital near Wellington. See... More Secure Mental Health Facilities Needed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00063.htm


E-Learning Enables Progress

- The Role of Information & Communications Technology in Industry Training - Opening Address at the Investing Wisely E-Learning Workshop. Wellington Convention Centre. See... Investing Wisely in E-Learning - Steve Maharey [1] ALSO:- Govt - Govt. to inject $28m into tertiary e-learning [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00056.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00055.htm


Govt Too Liberal on Foreign Fee Paying Students: Wong

- The Government's apparent relaxation on rules for foreign fee-paying students shows the ad-hoc and muddled way immigration issues are being handled, says National MP Pansy Wong. See... More confusion on overseas students policy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00050.htm


Sutton Argues Greens GATS Claim

- Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton today refuted claims by Green MP Mike Ward about local government and the General Agreement on Trade in Services. See... Local Government free to have own buying [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00053.htm


Aussie Media Dumps On Helen

- The scathing criticism of New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark by The Australian newspaper is evidence of what Australia, Britain and the United States think of her populist pronouncements, ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today. See... The Australian Blasts Clark's "Odious" Comments [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00054.htm


Govt Border Penny Pinching False Economy

- New Zealand's biosecurity penny-pinching is a false economy that must end if New Zealand wants to have any economy left at all, United Future's Larry Baldock said today. See... Inspect all containers or kiss our economy goodbye [1] ALSO:- NATS -Gypsy Moth today - Foot and Mouth tomorrow? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00057.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00052.htm


Nandor Lodges Commerce Commission Complaint

- Green MP Nandor Tanczos has laid a complaint with the Commerce Commission against the New Zealand distributors of home drug-testing kit, DrugCheck5, alleging it has made false claims about the product. See... 'Prove It' must prove it to Commission [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00061.htm


Motor Vehicle Sales Bill Passed

- The Motor Vehicle Sales Bill, passed this morning in Parliament, heralds a new regime for motor vehicle trading, says Associate Commerce Minister Judith Tizard. See... New regime for motor vehicle trading [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00066.htm


Greens To Host PAM Public Meeting

- Green MPs on Saturday host a public meeting to hear the views of people being bombarded from above in the Government's painted apple moth spray campaign. See... Green MPs put spotlight on PAM spray campaign [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00068.htm

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