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1: Scoop Image: Postcard From The Edge A Hoax

NOTE: The following text has been sent in by a reader to clarify any reader confusion around the following picture published on Scoop (See... Scoop Oddity #5: A Postcard From The Edge ) on Monday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00216.htm


2: NEWSFLASH: Intelligence Reports From Middle East

Scoop does not wish to be alarmist but the following report was received today from Scoop intelligence sources ;

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00220.htm


3: Scoop Oddity: Eerie Elevens And Spooky Smoke Face

No sooner had US papers printed this picture than they received calls, asking if the photo had been faked to appear to show a face with horns. The answer from Associated Press was no.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00127.htm


4: Terrorism With Weapons Of Mass Destruction

The terrorist network around Osama Bin Laden has been trying to acquire nuclear weapons and nuclear materials since about 1993. There are various reports that he has succeeded in obtaining nuclear weapons and material. Any form of retaliation against Bin Laden ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00217.htm


5: Scoop Oddity #3: A Disturbance In The Force

An innovative research programme at Princeton is attempting to measure disturbances in the zeitgeist, or global consciousness. A series of random number generators around the world (called eggs, some of which are in New Zealand) have been wired together, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00140.htm


6: BIG Cartoon: The Fifth Horseman

Cartoon by Paul McDonald – see… http://www.political-cartoons.co.nz/

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00204.htm


7: Noam Chomsky Composite Interview 22 Sep 2001

summary: Composite interview with Noam Chomsky compiled from various phone and other interviews, including with the Greek, Spanish and French Press, concerning the events of September 11, 2001.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00197.htm


8: Scoop Satire: New Approach To Mathematics

A preview of a Ministry of Education Policy Discussion Paper has revealed plans to introduce an innovative new method of teaching basic mathematics in primary schools.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00214.htm


9: America Not Yet Ready to Pounce

Constant claims that the United States has already deployed massive military forces to the region around Afghanistan in readiness for a large retaliatory strike are misguided, according to a Massey University senior lecturer in Defence Studies. On ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0109/S00085.htm


10: Sludge Report #110 - Kiwis, Proud of the USA

IN THIS EDITION: Dear People of the World: From WTPoNZ-1 - Subject: Proud Of The USA – A Canadian Tribute To The United States...America: The Good Neighbour - Guerilla Warfare: Carpet Bombing with Food – The Wingdings Prophecy (UPDATE)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00206.htm


11: Auckland March To Stop The US War! – Sept 29th

Rally 4.00pm / March 5.00pm / Vigil 6.00pm QE2 / Queen St / Aotea Sq Auckland Saturday 29 September

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00089.htm


12: Keith Rankin: A Safer More Tolerant World?

Now that the New York dust is settling, it is time to reflect not just on the tragedy but on the opportunities for healing - for putting things right - that the attacks on New York and Washington have given us. For those who have died, the least we can ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00215.htm


13: Sludge Report #109 – Bomb Them With Butter

In This Edition: Bomb them with butter, bribe them with hope! – Introduced By Bob Harvey - An Urgent Message to the People of the World, from the People of New Zealand

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00181.htm


14: Howard's End: Melting On A Desk Near You Soon?

First it was aircraft hijacking, now it is biological and chemical weapons threats. But in the blink of an eye electromagnetic bombs could throw civilisation back 200 years which terrorists can build for about $400. Maree Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00207.htm


15: Scoop Oddity #2: World Trade Center With Attitude!

A defiant reconstructionist view of the World Trade Center bombing. Submitted by a reader. See also... Scoop Oddity #1: Eerie Elevens And Spooky Smoke Face .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00139.htm


16: Scoop Images: Aucklanders Welcome Afghan Refugees

People from many different community and political groups came together at the Mangere Immigration Centre to welcome the Afghan Refugees who have arrived in Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00219.htm


17: Opinion: Why Is America Hated In The Middle East?

Why Is America Hated In The Middle East? An open letter sent 21st September to Nightline, ABC.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00196.htm


18: Scoop Oddity #5: A Postcard From The Edge

Now this really is a postcard from the edge!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00184.htm


19: Opinion: Dear Mr. Laden,

Dear Mr. Laden, Gradually we are beginning to see the "Islam" and "Jihad" propagated by you. Your 'hosts', just today, claimed that you are 'missing.' Then out of nowhere a letter shows up where you, like any traitor to the Muslim people, ask people of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00199.htm


20: A Nation Hurting For Leadership…..

A more positive, pro-active response from Government to motivate New Zealanders to believe in themselves and the nation’s future.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00111.htm


21: Scoop Oddity #4: Who Is This Face?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00163.htm


22: Photographs Of The Sex Industry

"The women told me many stories while I photographed, mostly about survival....." In 1999, one of New Zealand's most significant documentary photographers went behind the scenes to strip clubs, massage parlours and brothels in Auckland and Hamilton ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0109/S00019.htm


23: Feedback: Re: Max Bradford In A Fantasy World

I would like to add a few comments of my own following Major General (retired) Piers Reid's Press Release dated 21 September 2001

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00210.htm


24: Correctives: Mass Naked Australian Outbreaks!!!

"We are shocked, horrified, appalled, spindled, folded and stapled!!!" replied Sister Palpitatia, spokesnun for the Corective Party when she heard about mass outbreaks of nudity related to the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0109/S00020.htm


25: Clark's bungling could write a blank cheque

Prime Minister Helen Clark's inappropriate comments, aimed at influencing the behaviour of shareholders in Air New Zealand, could effectively force the Government to write a blank cheque for the bailout of the troubled airline, National's Bill English predicted ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00455.htm


26: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

How Dangerous Can Terrorists Be? - SCOOP HOT LINK: Postcard From The Edge Was A Hoax - Keith Rankin: It’s The Putting Right That Counts - Sludge: We The People Of NZ Are Not All In Agreement - CNN Have Got It Wrong – No War Imminent - Academic ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00218.htm


27: Mallard robs from schools to fill Govt coffers

Education Minister Trevor Mallard has been at the forefront of plans to rob from schools to fill the Government's coffers in a controversial tax grab from pokie machines, National's Education spokesperson Gerry Brownlee said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00454.htm


28: Taliban Is Issued A Chance To Avoid War

Afghanistan's ruling malitia the Taliban has been offered a second chance to avert attack. United States secretary of state Colin Powell told the Taliban to hand over Osama bin Laden and tear up the at-Qaida terrorist network and it will be spared ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00209.htm


29: Image: Giant Spanish Pohutukawa Sparks Debate

A pohutukawa tree at 'the end of the world' has stirred up debate on whether the Spanish were the first Europeans to reach New Zealand, ahead of the Dutch and the British.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0109/S00019.htm


30: Violence Flares Against US Embassy in Kabul

Thousands of angry Afghans have set ablaze the deserted United States embassy in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul. The violence followed a demonstration damning iminent military action in the wake of terrorist attacks on the United States on September ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00212.htm

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