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1: Feedback: Three Disgruntled Readers

Pacifists like our current Government and the Greens, are far from being the "moral choice" of say refusing to fight for the Nazi's in WW2 would have been are actually hurting the cause of freedom by siding with the perpetrators of terror and whether ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00003.htm


2: New Zealand Breaches United Nations Obligations

New Zealand is breaching its United Nations obligations by not enforcing legislation for compulsory schooling, ACT Education Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00010.htm


3: Howard's End: USA's Achilles Heel – Saudi Arabia

The overwhelming consensus at a dinner party I attended last night was that in the confusion in the West, Osama bin Laden will strike at the corrupt rulers of his home-land and try to recapture the sacred soil of his country which will economically destabilise ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00230.htm


4: Stateside with Rosalea: Bizzaroland

To hell with the twin towers, where's my laundromat?!! Just half a block down the street was the scummiest, not-workingest collection of washers and driers you ever did see, and now the building's been gutted. Its only virtues were that it was close ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00002.htm


5: Greens outline position - NZ role combating terror

The Green Party has written to Prime Minister Helen Clark outlining the party's position on the role New Zealand can play in the efforts to combat terrorism, following the recent tragedies in the USA.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00490.htm


6: The War Prayer by Mark Twain

Editor's note: Outraged by American military intervention in the Phillipines, Mark Twain wrote this and sent it to Harper's Bazaar. This women's magazine rejected it for being too radical, and it wasn't published until after Mark Twain's death, when ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00004.htm


7: ACT Applauds Air NZ Staff And Dick Hubbard

ACT Commerce Spokesman Stephen Franks says the Government needs to give some assurance the strong wave of public goodwill towards Air New Zealand will not be wasted through money being sucked offshore and into the wreckage of Ansett Australia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00008.htm


8: Noam Chomsky's IV On Radio B92 Belgrade

NB This Sat. 29th September. Noam Chomsky is interviewed by John Campbell 8:25am on Nat. Radio

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00225.htm


9: Scoop Images: March Against US War And Peace Vigil

Around 500 people marched up Queen Street in Auckland to protest against any US military response to the World Trade Centre attacks on September 11. They also called for the New Zealand government to not lend support to any US actions and called for racist ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00232.htm


10: HARD NEWS 28/9/01 - A Wing and a Prayer

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... well, she did it: a blunder, an out-and-out foot-in-mouth verbal howler. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, she did it to herself, rather than being lured into it by a political opponent. Air New Zealand shares fell and rose, it seemed, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00226.htm


11: Poll Shows Most New Zealanders Want Air Force

A poll showing 73 percent of New Zealanders don't want the air combat force disbanded, represents a huge shift in public opinion, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00009.htm


12: 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


13: The Bastards Changed The Rules

He looked like a mummy: face frozen, body averted, no eye contact with the other person. Shimon Peres meeting Yasser Arafat. Next to him sat the general who was sent to oversee him, so that he would not talk, God forbid, about solutions, political ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00002.htm


14: Howard's End: Confusion In The White House

The U.S. administration is in a real quandary over the form of military action to take following the terrorist attacks in America on September 11. Is it war, a police action, an incursion, or what? Maree Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00227.htm


15: Refugee Brawl Should Have Been Expected

The Immigration Service's naivete in dealing with refugees resulted in the brawl at the temporary refugee camp in Whangaparaoa, ACT Immigration Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00017.htm


16: 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


17: Tranz Rail Statement - Michael Cullen

“The exchange of letters concluded between the Crown and Tranz Rail is a sign of the good progress being made in negotiations over the Auckland rail corridor,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen, Transport Minister Mark Gosche and Tranz Rail Managing Director ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00022.htm


18: First Major Upgrade to Mac OS X

New Mac OS X v10.1 Upgrade Available Free to All Mac OS X Owners

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0109/S00022.htm


19: Dancing Sea Monkeys Bounce From The Briny

Their zip and bounce has given the tiny artemia brine shrimps the endearing name of sea monkeys, but they're about to play a big role in the aquaculture industry, thanks to research carried out by a Marlborough company.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00018.htm


20: Press Release Of The Monarchist League Of NZ

The Monarchist League of New Zealand is disappointed that Mr Dave Guerin of the Republican Movement should have taken the postponement of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, and the royal visit to New Zealand, as an opportunity to make ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00003.htm


21: Matt McCarten Furious About INL Paper Misquote

The INL owned paper Auckland City Harbour News published today contains a damaging misquote from Alliance Mayoral Candidate Matt McCarten. Under the headline ‘McCarten plays vote splitter’, the publication quotes him as saying in a speech at the Gay ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00002.htm


22: Taxpayers Get Air NZ Bill For PM's Mistakes

Taxpayers are headed for a bill of hundreds of millions of dollars more to bail out Air New Zealand, National's Finance spokesperson Bill English said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00007.htm


23: Let’s support Regional Council’s rail proposal

Mayoral candidate Mary Varnham has written to all her fellow candidates urging them to support the Wellington Regional Council’s proposal to purchase local services in partnership with the private sector.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0109/S00031.htm


24: Peoples Global Action Call for Qatar WTO Protests

Peoples Global Action calls on all grassroots social movements, community based organisations, trade unions, student organisations, indigenous peoples, farmers organisations, autonomous collectives and everyone who wishes to participate around the world to carry out ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00001.htm


25: Feathers In Bread Not For Vegetarians - Kedgley

Today is World Vegetarian Day and the Green Party is calling for new labelling laws which would require manufacturers to disclose whether they use animal-based ingredients in their food.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00015.htm


26: Supercomputer Weather: Typhoon Lekima Tokyo Bound?

As the image above from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center shows, Typhoon Lekima is presently monstering Taiwan, again (Lekima has already passed over the island travelling in the other direction!). But what will the Typhoon be doing after it leaves Taiwan?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00231.htm


27: A Glimpse of Hell - Newman Speech

The events of September 11, gave us a glimpse of hell. None of us in our worst nightmares could have imagined the destruction of the World Trade Centre by civilian aircraft used as bombs. We will never forget witnessing the mass murder of more that 6000 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00031.htm


28: Leading New Zealand poet dies suddenly

His most recent book The Bells of St Babel’s won the poetry section of this year’s Montana Book Awards and a documentary film on his life and work Early Days Yet, made by Shirley Horrocks, has just screened at Film Festivals nationwide.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0109/S00021.htm


29: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Stateside: The Buick of Unconditional Love - Prayer For Peace - Scoop Negative Feedback - Guest Comment: As Samson Said To The Philistines - Auckland March For Peace - Green Party Outlines It’s Position On NZ Involvement in War On Terror - Howard’s End: Osama ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00005.htm


30: The GW Bush - Osama Bin Laden Connection

EDITORS NOTE: The following is a transcript of a link submitted to Scoop by a Scoop reader. Clearly questions are raised in this material about the nature of the relationship between the Bush family and the family of Osama Bin Laden.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00108.htm

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