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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
STATE OF IT: Why Bush Wants Syria And Lebanon
PM Must Voice Concerns Over US Syria Rhetoric - Greens
Jason Leopold: Profiteering From War And Terror At Cheney's Alma Mater
Report From An Iraqi Refugee Camp
Catherine Fitts: Sex Slavery Company Appointed To Manage Iraqi Law And Order
Rosalea Barker: One Way To Oppose War - Don't Pay For It
Robert Byrd: Fiddling On Capitol Hill While The American Economy Burns
Centcom Briefing On The War
Friendly Iraqis Discuss The Future With U.S. Envoy In An Nasiriyah
Unfriendly Iraqis Die At American Hands In Mosul
April 24th Declared Four Million Kiwis Day
C'mmon NZ - Turn Off The Lights
ZZZzzzzzt We Have Disputation
The Real Deal About Enron
Katya Rivas's Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Government Seeks Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements
Seeking A Better Public Transport System
Legal Action Begins: But Where’s Smithy?
Oh Dear - Confusion Keeps Smithy From Court
Coddington’s Ten Week Study Tour A Disgrace
ACT Says Back Of George!
Lowest Number Of People On Dole In 14 Years
Tizard Points To Free Electricity Info
Super Fund Surely Is Doomed
Dog Laws Must Be Enforced: Nats

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U.S. Meets Iraqis

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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STATE OF IT: Why Bush Wants Syria And Lebanon

- Fear and loathing of terrorism and WMDs brought an American public to heel as its president secured Iraqi oil. Today the same line is trotted out to justify waging war against Syria. Deciphering the rhetoric Scoop displays why Bush wants a passage from Iraq to the Mediterranean Sea. See... Is idiocy driving the USA to an Arab-Zionist war? [1] . See also... David Miller Online: Bush’s Syrian Dilemma [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00154.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00138.htm


PM Must Voice Concerns Over US Syria Rhetoric - Greens

- The Green Party has called upon the Prime Minister to join other nations in criticising the Bush administration for wanting to broaden the Iraq conflict into Syria. See... PM must speak out against US belligerence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00345.htm

Profiteering From War And Terror At Cheney's Alma Mater

- Kellogg Brown & Root, the company chosen last month by the Pentagon to extinguish oil well fires in Iraq, has a long history of supporting the same terrorist regimes vilified by the Bush administration and on at least one occasion defrauded the United States government to the tune of $2 million, according to public documents. See... Halliburton's History Supporting Terrorist Regimes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00160.htm


Report From An Iraqi Refugee Camp

- A distribution of clothes from Australian donors is greeted with delight by refugees, condemned to wear the same thing for weeks. World Vision staff James Addis and Andrea Swinburne-Jones help distribute in Jordan. See... Dressing the wounded: Iraq / Jordan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00159.htm


Sex Slavery Company Appointed To Manage Iraqi Law And Order

-CSC DynCorp & the Economics of Lawlessness - Unanswered questions regarding the U.S. sole source contract awarded to CSC DynCorp for police, judiciary and prisons management in Iraq. See... Real Deal: DynCorp & the Economics of Lawlessness [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00158.htm


One Way To Oppose War - Don't Pay For It

- I thought I'd go back to just one column a week, as otherwise I'd be doing a war diary all the rest of my life. But, just in passing, today is the last day to submit taxes here in the US, so here is a link to the petition the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee has on-line. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Rotate the State [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00155.htm


Fiddling On Capitol Hill While The American Economy Burns

- Senator Byrd: "The economy is floundering. Economists are warning that it could begin to contract in the months ahead, raising the risk of a disastrous double-dip recession. The airline, manufacturing, and tourism sectors are already in outright recession. More than 2 million jobs have been lost nationwide since January 2001, and 3.5 million workers are drawing unemployment benefits." See... The Sham of the Federal Budget Resolution [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00244.htm


Centcom Briefing On The War

- GEN. BROOKS: Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. Today is the 26th day since coalition forces entered Iraq to initiate Operation Iraqi Freedom. And we're moving ahead with our efforts to return Iraq to the Iraqi people. See... CENTCOM Operation Iraqi Freedom Briefing 15 April [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00245.htm


Friendly Iraqis Discuss The Future With U.S. Envoy In An Nasiriyah

- Delegates travel, attend and listen to remarks at the opening of the US-sponsored meeting on post-war Iraq 15 April, 2003 at the Tallil Air Base, north of Nasiriyah, in the southern Iraqi desert. See... Images: U.S. Iraqi Meeting DiscussesThe Future [1] , Meeting At An Nasiriyah - 13 Point Statement [2] and. Pool Report: U.S. Iraqi Meeting At An Nasiriyah [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00242.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00241.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00240.htm


Unfriendly Iraqis Die At American Hands In Mosul

- US forces have denied responsibility for the deaths of at least 10 people in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, after a shooting incident there on Tuesday. Scoop Links: US denies troops fired on crowd - BBC - Google News Headlines


April 24th Declared Four Million Kiwis Day

- New Zealand's population will reach four million at approximately 5:30pm on Thursday 24 April 2003, according to estimates from Statistics New Zealand. Government Statistician, Brian Pink, said: See... Population to Reach 4 million on Thursday 24 April [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0304/S00182.htm


C'mmon NZ - Turn Off The Lights

- New Zealand is still well short of its target to reduce electricity consumption by five per cent, the Grid Security Committee’s Winter 2003 co-ordinator Patrick Strange said today. See... Call For Easter Power Savings - NZ Short Of Target [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0304/S00170.htm


ZZZzzzzzt We Have Disputation

- A few comments from Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson in reply to earlier feedback from reader Eric Bana included in "Scoop Feedback: Missing Coverage?" appear to have created a minor storm among a section of the Scoop readership. The following are three responses from what might be loosely described as the "now admit we are right" pro-war lobby. See... Scoop Feedback: The Pro-War Backlash & Rebuttal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00152.htm


The Real Deal About Enron

- "These operations get sold and transferred quickly to the people who need to coordinate the cover up. And meantime, the cash gets recycled off shore and moved around as they buy time," Catherine Austin Fitts on the Enron whitewash. See... The Real Deal About Enron (Part 6) – Interview [1] EARLIER: Introduction - Part 1 [2] - Interview - Part 2 [3] - Part 3 [4] - Part 4 [5] - Part 5 [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00151.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00031.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00035.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00063.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00088.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00135.htm


Katya Rivas's Passion

- Man is making circimstances in which not only is nature rebelling, but in which they continue in their evil – and in fact is achieving it with this war – the cosmos itself could see itself affected. Pray that this not happen. Make reparation, offer sacrifices… See... Katya Rivas: Message For Holy Week 2003 No. 3 [1] and Katya Rivas: The Trials Of Jesus [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00157.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00156.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Government Seeks Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements

- The New Zealand Climate Change Office will begin accepting applications from firms seeking Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements (NGAs) at the end of May, Pete Hodgson said today. See... Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements under way [1] ALSO: - Govt - See... Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements Q&As [2] - New opportunities in climate change Projects [3] - The Projects Mechanism Q&As [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00339.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00340.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00341.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00342.htm


Seeking A Better Public Transport System

- The patronage funding scheme for passenger transport had been an outstanding success and was helping the government meet its aim of getting more people on public transport, Transport Minister Paul Swain said today. See... Passenger transport funding review announced [1] ALSO: - Swain Speech - Swain Speech: Funding better transport system [2] - Greens - Don't put brakes on public transport, urge Greens [3] - Nats - Government breaking transport commitment already [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00325.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00326.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00344.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00336.htm


Legal Action Begins: But Where’s Smithy?

- Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey says he is appalled at the waste of taxpayer funds by National MP Nick Smith after he failed to front up in court today to pursue legal action he himself had initiated against the Chief Executive ... See... Nick Smith fails to front in his own charade [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00337.htm


Oh Dear - Confusion Keeps Smithy From Court

- Nelson MP Nick Smith will be seeking a rehearing of a private prosecution of Child, Youth and Family over its failure to enrol a child in its care in school, following confusion over the timing of the court hearing this morning. See... Smith applies for rehearing of truancy case [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00347.htm


Coddington’s Ten Week Study Tour A Disgrace

- New Zealand First has called on ACT to publicly explain its two-faced attitude to perkbusting as MP Deborah Coddington left today for ten weeks overseas study on full pay. See... Act Perkbusters Love Perks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00343.htm


ACT Says Back Of George!

- Stephen Couch should be applauded for refusing to name the police officer who gave him information about RSA triple murderer William Duane Bell - leave Mr Couch out of it, even if the public-spirited police officer has risked his career… See... Hawkins Should Back Off Victim's Brother [1] ALSO: Cops Hunt Whistleblowers - National's Tony Ryall is questioning why a "pointless witch-hunt" is underway to find the insider who allegedly leaked information on the mismanagement of RSA murderer William Bell's parole. See... Auckland police probe a pointless inquiry [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00338.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00331.htm


Lowest Number Of People On Dole In 14 Years

- The number of people receiving the core unemployment benefit has dropped below 100,000 for the first time in 14 years, Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Number on unemployment benefit below 100,000 [1] ALSO: - NZ First - Govt Fiddles Job Figures Says Peters [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00322.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00334.htm


Tizard Points To Free Electricity Info

- With the onset of winter, Consumer Affairs Minister Judith Tizard says consumers who want to find out if they are getting the best power deal and want tips on how to save power can use the free Consumer Powerswitch service. See... Free electricity info and power-saving advice [1] - Nats -. More doubts raised over power supplies [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00332.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00348.htm


Super Fund Surely Is Doomed

- The Green Party today warned that the appointment of Frank Russell as an independent advisor to the Cullen Super Fund is another nail in its coffin. See... Cullen Fund gambles on proven loser [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00346.htm


Dog Laws Must Be Enforced: Nats

- The National Party is supporting new laws on dog control, but says the challenge now is to bring the laws in quickly and make sure they are properly enforced across the country. See... Dog control laws must be properly enforced [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00327.htm


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