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1: Opinion: Ariel Sharon Declares War On USA

Ariel Sharon has declared war on the USA. It can’t be defined any other way.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00034.htm


2: Scoop Oddity #6 : WTC Guy Spotted Everywhere!

Members of the tribalwar.com forum have been having fun with the guy pictured in Scoop Oddity #5 : Postcard From The Edge , perhaps the most emailed hoax photo of all time. As can be seen below this guy has been everywhere!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00058.htm


3: Taliban and Bin Laden Agreed to Extradition

In the aftermath of 11 September, we now have a 'smoking gun'. But it is not evidence of Osama bin Laden's guilt in relation to the atrocities of 11 September. It is evidence of Government lies about the basis for the current war against Afghanistan. This ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00046.htm


4: Sludge Report #112: The Warmongers And Their War

In This Edition: Introducing The Warmongers And Their War - George “Dubya” Bush - Tony “Bomber” Blair – Vladimir “The Spook” Putin - Operation Enduring Freedom: The Theory And The Reality

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00042.htm


5: Michael Rowbotham: Written In Belief

In this short book, I argue that there is strong evidence that the events of 11th September represent a terrorism of a kind not currently being discussed, and include the involvement of agents and agencies not publicly imagined as being associated ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00021.htm


6: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 10 October

Today's questions of the day concerned: Mobile Phone Regulation – NZ Economy – UN Approval Of Air Strikes – Surgery Waiting Lists – Air NZ Bailout – CYFS Recruitment – Taranaki DHB – Radiotherapist Shortages – Defence Inquiry Powers – ICT In Schools ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00060.htm


7: 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


8: David Miller: America’s War Against the Taliban

Osama bin Laden is not the only enemy in the United States’ declared war on terrorism because this is also a war that aims to remove Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban militia from its seat of power. Since 1996, the Taliban have provided a safe haven for bin ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00057.htm


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

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


10: Scoop Feedback: Brickbats, Bouquets & Views

In this edition of Scoop Feedback: A Devoted Fan - Writes Todd from The United States - Congratulations on Coverage II - RE: Guest Opinion: The First War Of The 21st Century - Geroge W phones Helen C.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00059.htm


11: 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


12: NZers Getting Sorted in Their Thousands

Thousands of New Zealanders have taken to the new independent financial planning web site www.sorted.org.nz since it was launched a week ago.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0110/S00011.htm


13: 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


14: 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


15: Between The Lines: Media's Role During Crisis

*Mediachannel.org's Danny Schechter says the bottomline mentality of media companies takes precedence over their public service responsibility, contributing to America's illiteracy about the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00039.htm


16: Letter From Elsewhere: I Like Trains

I really like trains. I always used to get sick on long car trips. It wasn’t just the bad ventilation and windy metal roads. Five minutes watching a video shot with a hand-held camera, and I start getting nauseous. Today I still need frequent stops ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00056.htm


17: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 10 October

1. Dr MURIEL NEWMAN to the Prime Minister: Did she or her Chief of Staff play any role in the Government's reported decision to propose amendments to the Telecommunications Bill to rescind the Government's commitment not to regulate mobile roaming, thereby ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00209.htm


18: Judy Keall's Swansong Will Ruin Bars and Cafes

ACT New Zealand Internal Affairs Spokesman MP Penny Webster today said the Government is trying to conceal massive changes to 'smokefree' legislation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00204.htm


19: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 9 October

Today's questions of the day concerned: George Bush’s Phone Call – The War Against Terror – National’s New Leader (And Economic Development) – Air NZ Bailout – World Economic Slowdown – Plunket – War Against Terror – Otago DHB Funding Shortfall – ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00053.htm


20: Leadership change sends public flooding to website

9 October 2001 - The New Zealand National Party website (www.national.org.nz) shot into first place in the ‘Lifestyle – Politics’ category of Hitwise for 9 October following the coup that saw Bill English take over as leader of the opposition.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0110/S00010.htm


21: Advisory: 'Morning Drinks at the Backbencher'

ACT Internal Affairs Spokesman MP Penny Webster is inviting media and others to the Backbencher Pub at 11.15am on Wednesday, 10 October 2001.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00197.htm


22: Osama bin Laden Statement Via Al Jazeera

NOTE: Mr. bin Laden's video taped remarks were aired on Al Jazeera, an independent Arab television network based in Qatar, after the U.S. and British military attacks on Afghanistan Sunday. The text is translated from Arabic into English - source Information ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00035.htm


23: Guest Opinion: The First War Of The 21st Century

Many government officials have stated that "This Will be the First War of the 21st Century", in reference to the war on terrorism resulting from the World Trade Center attack. A worrisome implication of this statement is that since this ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00052.htm


24: Bi-partisan commitment to war on terror required

Opposition Leader Bill English is calling on Helen Clark to reconsider her dismissal of National Party support for the Government's commitment to the war on terrorism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00201.htm


25: Iraq Press Release Calls for Wisdom Not Force

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein met tonight with key members of his cabinet and issued a statement cautioning the United States and Britain on using force on an impoverished Afghanistan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00036.htm


26: Boastful Maharey Slip-Sliding Away

"While attention focuses on the Taleban in retreat and on National playing pass the parcel, let us not forget that Steve Maharey is blithely and boastfully wasting our money," says Libertarianz assoc. spokesman for Deregulation of Welfare, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00053.htm


27: President Bush thanks NZ for support

]Prime Minister Helen Clark received a personal briefing from US President George Bush last night on the campaign against terrorism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00184.htm


28: Guest Opinion: Commentary on 911 from Pakistan

September 11th will forever remain etched in the memory and psyche of mankind, for a variety of reasons depending on how it affected the individual's life and outlook on religions, nations, regions and ideologies.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00051.htm


29: Buy Back Our Babywalkers, Jim!

Acting Consumer Affairs Minister Jim Anderton has just announced mandatory new safety standards for babywalkers which will result in huge fines imposed on individuals or retailers, manufacturers and importers who are caught selling non-compliant models.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00054.htm


30: New York's One Liberty Plaza Collapses

One Liberty Plaza in World Trade Center complex has collapsed, the fourth building to be destroyed following yesterday's terrorist attacks on the USA.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00084.htm

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