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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Dennis Hans: 16 Dishonest Words
Jason Leopold: Lets Start Talking Impeachment
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Nth Korean Fuel Rod Nukes Increases USA Clash
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News And More Is There!
Rohan Quinby: Talking Difference Without Hate
Sustainable New Zealand: A New Caring Sharing Local Government
A Report From Yemen
Supercomputer Weather: Claudette
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
English: Labour Determined To Create Separatist Society
English Says Farmers Attacked By Labour Tax Policies
Winston Says Billboards A Success – Yer Right!
Northland Soil Perfect For Boom Crops
Southland PPP A Step Backwards
Solicitor General To Prosecute Nick Smith
King’s Ransom For Exiting Health Boss
New Chair For Antarctica Board
Apples Case Good For NZ
Legal Rights For De facto/Same Sex Couples
Burglary Victims On The Shelf
Is A Secondment Serving Two Masters?

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LEAD STORY:
Dennis Hans: 16 Dishonest Words

- If you’re scratching your head and wondering how the Bush administration had such an easy time persuading much of the news media of the necessity to wage war on Iraq, simply look at their performance over the weekend. See... Dennis Hans: Sixteen Dishonest Words [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00130.htm


Jason Leopold: Lets Start Talking Impeachment

- Since the start of the war in Iraq four months ago, 212 American soldiers have been killed, including 79 who have died since May 1, when President George Bush declared an end to major hostilities in Iraq. See... How To Justify Iraq War If WMD’s Aren’t Found? [1] For more on this issue see… STORY OF THE WEEK [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00132.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/index.html#sow


NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • Firebug runs amok in City [1]
  • New reports back extended GE moratorium [2]
  • NZ tour: Iraq bombing eyewitness [3]
  • Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #40 [4]
  • CHH solid half year despite Kinleith ind action [5]
  • 3 Extra Week Services Between Auckland & Singapore [6]
  • LOTR Fan Documentary Website Launch [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0307/S00087.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0307/S00072.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00086.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00085.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00154.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00153.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0307/S00071.htm


    Nth Korean Fuel Rod Nukes Increases USA Clash

    - North Korean officials told the Bush administration the previous week that they had finished the reprocessing of nuclear fuel rods, White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan told reporters at his early morning and midday briefings July 15. See... Nth Korean Report on Fuel Rod Nukes Concerns USA [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00202.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    Middle East

  • Britain Rebuffs Sharon's Appeal to Boycott Arafat [1]
  • Irish Man Detained by Israel is not a bomb maker [2]
  • UN Calls Israel Palestinians & International Donors To Advance Peace [3]
  • Draft Resisters Parent’s Forum [4]
  • International Volunteers Stage Protest From Prison [5]
  • Hearing Date For Ism 8 Postponed Again Bail Denied [6]
  • Arafat, Abbas Approve Terms of Reference [7]
  • PNA: Int’l Intervention to Solve Detainees Problem [8]
  • Israel Seeks Euro Alternative to Hamas Welfare [9]

  • Africa
  • UN Radio: US, UN Agree to Liberia General Approach [10]
  • Liberia's capital 'calm,' but supplies dwindle [11]
  • Burundi: displaced civilians begin returning home [12]
  • Burundi: War on civilians demands urgent action [13]
  • Nigeria: Police use lethal force against protests [14]

  • Iraq
  • Envoy Meets Iraqi Governing Cl Visits Syria & Iran [15]

  • Iran
  • Iran: Inquiry needed into death of Zahra Kazemi [16]

  • Asia Pacific
  • Malaysia: Charges against students must be dropped [17]

  • USA
  • Greenspan's Testimony To Joint Economic Committee [18]

  • United Kingdom
  • Straw updates MPs on Iraq [19]

  • European Union
  • EU Midday Express: Spam on the offensive [20]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00199.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00196.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00190.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00184.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00183.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00182.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00200.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00198.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00197.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00194.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00193.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00192.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00188.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00187.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00191.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00186.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00185.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00195.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00189.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00201.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News And More Is There!

    - Thank goodness for the resumption of international rugby this weekend: the absence of actual play was creating a vacuum for doubt, recrimination and the messianic Cult of Mehrtens ... Hard News 16/07/03 - First Things First [1] . See also... Hard News 16/07/03 - The Fundamentals [2]


    [1] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post539
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00129.htm


    Rohan Quinby: Talking Difference Without Hate

    - As a recent immigrant to New Zealand, I am getting used to the way things work here. Every day, I get off the bus and walk past Winston Peters’ giant sign about immigration and treaty costs. And every day, I pick up a copy of the New Zealand Herald and read how New Zealanders speak about each other. See... Learning to Speak About Each Other [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00126.htm


    Sustainable New Zealand: A New Caring Sharing Local Government

    - The other day I was asked by a student: What is your problem? I’d been moaning about the fuzzy thinking behind the sustainable development clause in the new Local Government Act passed last year. I’m sure he meant it in a caring, sharing, rhetorical kind of way. But, still, my bluff was called. Fair enough. See... Sustainable New Zealand: What is Your Problem? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00124.htm


    A Report From Yemen

    - SANA’A – The Yemeni-Saudi Coordination Council concluded its 15th session in Sana’a, capital of Yemen last Monday. The fight against terror, and security cooperation to curb infiltration and weapons smuggling to Saudi Arabia, were top topics of the session. See... Yemen & Saudi Arabia Hand In Hand To Fight Terror [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00131.htm


    Supercomputer Weather: Claudette

    - Tropical storm Claudette has now crossed the Texas coast. For a forecast, image and resources see... Images: Tropical Storm Claudette Approaches Texas [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00125.htm


    Katya Daily

    - My daughter, the face that you see in your soul is My image. When you see all these things, it is because you see with My eyes. See... Katya Rivas: Thy Kingdom Come [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00128.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    English: Labour Determined To Create Separatist Society

    National Party Leader Bill English is today taking his Party's message on the foreshore and seabed issue to a part of the country that stands to lose the most from Government indecision. See... Clark accused of cave-in [1] ALSO: - English’s Speech - English Address to Whangarei public meeting 16 Jul [2] - Cullen Responds - English “grossly irresponsible” - Cullen [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00285.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00286.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00301.htm


    English Says Farmers Attacked By Labour Tax Policies

    - My first farm mortgage was at 17%. The accountant said to me "Sonny, don't worry inflation is 18%!" Six months later SMPs were abolished. It was a shock. A few years later, I was sitting in Roger Douglas' office as a Treasury official listening to talk of farming as a sunset industry. See... English - Farmers easy target for Government [1]
    MORE:
    Nats Say Sutton Needs Economics Lessons - Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton needs to do a course in basic economics if he thinks farmers want to ride on the back of taxpayers - nothing could be further from the truth says National's Agriculture spokesperson David Carter. See... It's back to school for Sutton [2]
    ALSO:
    - Sutton Whacks Back - English sleepwalking at Federated Farmers meeting [3] - Hodgson Responds - Farmers can't hide from climate change [4] - ACT - Farmers March On Queen Street [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00288.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00300.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00304.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00302.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00299.htm


    Winston Says Billboards A Success – Yer Right!

    - New Zealand First has welcomed the interest shown by the Greens and ACT in the highly successful billboards highlighting policy issues. See... Peters Welcomes Billboard Interest [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00303.htm


    Northland Soil Perfect For Boom Crops

    - Crops like blueberries, avocado’s, Maori potatoes and figs are more likely to be found in Northland in the future following the completion of the Government funded Northland Soil and Climate survey. See... Anderton welcomes Northland soil-climate findings [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00298.htm


    Southland PPP A Step Backwards

    - The announcement yesterday that Southland District Council's first Private-Public Partnership (PPP) would be $100 million landfill contract is not something we should be celebrating, United Future environment spokesman Larry Baldock said today. See... Baldock: Landfill move a step backwards [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00297.htm


    Solicitor General To Prosecute Nick Smith

    - Nelson MP Nick Smith says he's devastated by the decision of the Solicitor General to prosecute him for Contempt of Court for calling for an inquiry into a case in which parents have been fighting for over three years in the Family Court for custody ... See... Smith Devastated By Contempt Charge But Vows Fight [1] ALSO: ACT - Smith A Threat To Court's Secrecy [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00291.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00296.htm


    King’s Ransom For Exiting Health Boss

    - Annette King has failed in her promise of no golden handshakes in the health sector with the payout to Graeme Edmond of the Auckland District Health Board, says National Associate Health Spokesperson Judith Collins. See... Secrecy on golden handshakes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00295.htm


    New Chair For Antarctica Board

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff today announced the appointment of a new Chair and a new member to Antarctica New Zealand’s management board. See... Goff announces Antarctica NZ appointments [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00293.htm


    Apples Case Good For NZ

    - The World Trade Organisation dispute panel ruling about Japanese fireblight-related quarantine restrictions on United States apple exports has important implications for New Zealand, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... WTO Apples Case Important For NZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00290.htm


    Legal Rights For De facto/Same Sex Couples

    - The Green Party has thrown its support in behind moves to introduce legislation allowing same sex and de facto couples to have the same legal rights as married couples. See... Greens to support civil union changes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00287.htm


    Burglary Victims On The Shelf

    - ACT New Zealand Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today demanded to know how New Zealanders could feel safe in their homes when it can take more than 19 hours for under-staffed, under-resourced police to respond to a burglary callout. See... Burglary Victims Wait - And Wait, And Wait... [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00283.htm


    Is A Secondment Serving Two Masters?

    - National Party Welfare spokeswoman Katherine Rich says the chief social worker has a big enough job without moonlighting in a Government Minister's Office. See... CYF chief can't serve two masters [1] ALSO: NZ First - CYF Job Too Important For Part-Time Effort [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00281.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00292.htm

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