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1: Stateside: Pass The Perspective Please

Saturday evening, New Zealand was a laughing stock Stateside. When movie buff Joel Siegel asked Elijah Wood what he missed most about his native LA in the 18 months he spent away from it filming the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, Wood replied: "I ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00042.htm


2: Scoop Images: More Anti-War Images From Indymedia

All images below come from http://www.indymedia.org … A Succinct Rumsfeld Foreign Policy Statement On World Domination

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00054.htm


3: PeopleSoft 8 CRM Sets New Industry Standard

Auckland, Friday 7th December 2001 – At launch events in Auckland and Wellington, PeopleSoft Inc. (Nasdaq: PSFT) has demonstrated the industry’s first pure internet Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution, PeopleSoft 8 CRM.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0112/S00006.htm


4: Scoop Link: Robert Fisk On His Beating By Refugees

They started by shaking hands. We said "Salaam aleikum" – peace be upon you – then the first pebbles flew past my face. A small boy tried to grab my bag. Then another. Then someone punched me in the back. Then young men broke my glasses, began smashing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00055.htm


5: Scoop Satire: Karori Expansionist Aims

The annexation of Wilton is only the first step in a plan to establish a ‘Thousand Year Karori’ according to Northland JP Watford Crustfall.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00051.htm


6: Secrets Of The Bumbling Bear - CIA/NAZI Marriage

Below is an article from the 'San Francisco Bay Guardian', entitled, 'The CIA's Worst-Kept Secret.' It discusses some recently unclassified CIA files. These documents, 18,000 pages in all, confirm that U.S. intelligence recruited and protected Nazis starting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00045.htm


7: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 11 December

Today's questions of the day concerned: BERL Developments Ltd. & Innovation And Systems Ltd. – Low Skilled Workers – Aquaculture Moratorium – Clean Slate Bill – End Of Skyhawks – Clean Slate Bill – Budget Spending Cap – Te Reo Maori – Auckland ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00056.htm


8: Defence Appointments Send Timely Message

The significant feature of the new appointment to Chief of Defence Force is that the Labour Alliance government has passed over the existing chiefs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00049.htm


9: Howard's End: Witnesses Refute Flight 587 Fallacy

Thirteen witnesses are now prepared to say that when Flight 587 out of JFK in New York crashed on November 12 killing all 265 on board, the tail did not mysteriously fall off. Truth will out! Maree Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00027.htm


10: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 11 December

1. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister for Economic Development: What contracts have BERL Developments Ltd and Innovation and Systems Ltd received through the Regional Partnerships Programme and what is their total value?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00188.htm


11: TKI Editorial: Campaign To Discredit M.G. Dodson

Major General Maurice Dodson has been the target of an 18 month campaign of misinformation designed to discredit him personally, to prevent his becoming Chief of Defence Force.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00044.htm


12: Farewell, But Not For Long

The stark reality of a nation without an Air Force will be driven home to New Zealanders today as our Air Combat Wing makes its final pass over the country, ACT Defence Spokesman MP Owen Jennings said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00186.htm


13: Dr Joel Hayward on the new Chief of Defence Force

Dr Joel Hayward, Massey University defence analyst, comments positively on the appointment of Air Commodore Bruce Ferguson as the new Chief of Defence Force

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00057.htm


14: Behind the Veil: Ramadan, Blessed Month Revealed

Ramadan is a special month to between seven to ten million Muslims in the United States, and millions more Muslims worldwide. It is known as the month of worship, and indeed Muslims increase their worship greatly during this month. To fast in Ramadan, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00039.htm


15: Alliance Minister Passed Over For UNHCR Meeting

Sport Minister Trevor Mallard will replace Associate Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Matt Robson at a United Nations High Commission for Refugees meeting in Geneva this week, in a move that appears to be yet another snub to the junior coalition partner.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00052.htm


16: AI Opposes Bush Plan to Revive FBI Surveillance

* Fears grow that the U.S. government will re-institute the FBI’s Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO), which targeted activists in the 1960s and 70s.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00050.htm


17: ACT Responds to Defence Appointment

ACT Defence Spokesman Owen Jennings hopes the appointment of Air Commodore Bruce Ferguson to the position of Chief of Defence Force will reduce the level of controversy surrounding our country's defence forces.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00178.htm


18: Military Jets Bow Out - What We Are Giving Away

In a few days time, New Zealand will have the air combat arm amputated from its air force.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00052.htm


19: Armstrong Rivals PM's Pay Packet

TVNZ and NZ Post Chairman Ross Armstrong is being paid SOE directors fees totalling over $200,000 - almost as much as the Prime Ministers salary, according to National spokesperson for State Owned Enterprises Murray McCully.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00184.htm


20: Maharey Channels Loan Money To Student Politicians

Despite Steve Maharey's so-called clampdown, student loans are still being used to provide millions of dollars to fund non-academic political student associations and pay the wages of activists and fulltime student politicians, Student Choice spokesman ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0112/S00011.htm


21: Howard's End: Still No Real Plan For Health

New Zealanders are not stupid. After years of being told that cancer can be beaten with prompt diagnosis and treatment, they don't want to be told that having to wait a few more weeks should not have an effect on their long-term prognosis. Maree Howard ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00053.htm


22: Skyhawk Decision To Be Appealed

The Save Our Squadrons Campaign has decided to appeal Justice Heron's decision striking out their legal challenge to the scrapping of the Air Combat Force. The Campaign's convener, Auckland lawyer Clive Bradbury, said today they would be seeking a hearing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00059.htm


23: David Miller: The Perils Of Christmas

It was not until I was at my parent’s place at the weekend that I realised that Christmas was closer than I thought. Every year my mother decorates all the windows of the conservatory with Santa Claus stickers, however this year she has gone a step better ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00048.htm


24: Policy in Disarray -- Richard Prebble

The government's Closing the Gaps policy is in total disarray, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00196.htm


25: Goff Waters Down Clean Slate Bill

Green MP Nandor Tanczos has welcomed the long-awaited introduction of Phil Goff's Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Bill last night, saying it would allow progress to finally be made on his original Clean Slate Bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00185.htm


26: Motornet: Stylish, Sporty And Stacked

Multi Purpose Vehicles, or MPVs are usually seen as worthy, but a little dull - certainly not the drivers' choice. But apparently, dull is not a word in VW's vocabulary...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00043.htm


27: Goff Introduces Clean Slate Bill

Justice Minister Phil Goff has introduced to Parliament a bill designed to allow people with minor convictions who have not reoffended to put their past behind them.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00183.htm


28: Black Week For NZ Defence

This week is a black week for the Royal New Zealand Air Force and the defence forces in general, National Defence spokesperson Max Bradford said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00161.htm


29: Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington

When Michael Cullen updates the state of the Crown's finances next week, he's likely to announce several hundred million dollars of new borrowing. Analysts predict the government could be forced to add more than $500m to its domestic bond borrowing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00168.htm


30: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Palestine’s Untenable Situation

The killing of Hamas activist Mohammad (Ahmad) Selmi during clashes with Palestinian security forces and the attempted house arrest of Hamas’ spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin have brought the situation in Israel and the Occupied Territories to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00038.htm

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