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1: Sludge Report #122: Why The Centre May Yet Hold

In This Edition: Why The Centre May Yet Hold - Afghanistani Peace Means Iraq Is About To Get A Pasting - Peace Is Infectious - Meanwhile... Sharon Is Not To Be Left Behind - Those Who Live By The Sword…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00086.htm


2: No Arms Race... It's Arms Dominance

By March 2002, the United States Bush administration will be ready to begin construction of silos and a testing command centre for a futuristic and expensive U.S. anti-missile defence shield near Fairbanks in Alaska. This is US Superpower Nuclear Dominance.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00088.htm


3: Scoop Satire: Moneychangers Chased from NZRFUKU

An excerpt from the Book of Mate: Ch 5, verses 6-16.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00085.htm


4: The New Write 13/12/2001

"The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces." -Maureen Murphy

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00074.htm


5: Feedback: Stirring Up A Skyhawk’s Nest

In this edition: Ross Ewing Feeds Back To Mike Campbell’s Feedback Re Axing The Skyhawks - Mike Campbell’s Comments Timely But Ill-informed - Missiles on the RNZAF's Orions

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00082.htm


6: The Militant Jewish Face of Terrorism In The US

Two Jewish members of the Jewish Defense League were arrested in Los Angeles early Wednesday in connection with an alleged plot to bomb Arab-American and Islamic institutions in Culver City, California.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00078.htm


7: US Security Council Veto Condemns More To Death

The United States today vetoed a Security Council resolution condemning "acts of terror" against Israelis and Palestinians - the veto prevents the United Nations from attempting to stop deaths in the Middle East through diplomatic means.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00089.htm


8: Image: Greenpeace Speaks Directly To Whaling Crew

Auckland/Southern Oceans - 14th December 2001: Greenpeace today announced it’s presence in Antarctica to protest whaling. In the early hours of this morning a Japanese Greenpeace campaigner on board the MV Arctic Sunrise (1), spoke directly to the crew of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00133.htm


9: 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


10: Southland Schools Shafted By Policy Change

Rural Southland schools are being hammered by a change in Government education policy, according to National leader and Clutha-Southland MP Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00277.htm


11: Withdrawal From ABM Treaty A Backward Step

The United States’ announcement today of its withdrawal from the Anti Ballistic Missile Treaty, signed between the US and the USSR in 1972, is disappointing, Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Matt Robson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00278.htm


12: PC's Opinion: Hell's Half-Acre?

This opinion piece is the ninth in a new series of "PC's Weekly Opinion" - a pithy, heavily spiced editorial from Peter Cresswell that can be delivered to your in-box once a week. If you like what you read then feel free to forward it to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00074.htm


13: Scoop Archive: Lords Of The Rings Six Minutes @ ShoWEST

Peter Jackson's latest movie in progress The Lord Of The Rings was recently given a sneak preview at the 'ShoWEST' Trade Fair in Paris.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/7b/b7/200007011532.3f5ce8e5.html


14: Greenpeace Rejects Terrorism Label

Amsterdam, 14 th December 2001- Following Greenpeace’s first encounter with the Japanese whaling fleet in Antarctica, the Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) – a private institute that catches whales under a license from the Fisheries Agency ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00134.htm


15: Flatulence Tax Gone With The Wind - Greens

The Green Party said today it would not support any Government moves to introduce a "flatulence tax" on farm animals as a way of meeting Kyoto Protocol targets.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00269.htm


16: Scoop Images: Arwen Catches A Few Digital Snaps

Lord of the Rings' Princess Arwen (Liv Tyler) is pictured with what looks a lot like a digital camera. Source - Anonymous. See also... Ringswatch: Our Liv Freaks Out In Battle - Scoop Images: Wellywood's Favourite Starlet - Scoop Images: Liv Meets ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0008/S00139.htm


17: HARD NEWS 14/12/01 - See You Next Week

Christmas deadlines being what they are, I haven't managed to fit in a bulletin this week. But I will be back next week to sign off for 2001. See y'all then.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00084.htm


18: Usama Bin Laden Discussing September 11 Attacks

The Defense Department has released a videotape of Al Qaida leader Usama bin Laden discussing the September 11 terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon during a courtesy visit with an unidentified Shaykh that is believed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00127.htm


19: USA Tender For Anti-Terrorist Inventions

The United States' fight against terrorism involves looking for high-tech solutions to combat terrorism and the US Government (Under Secretary of Defence for Acquisition Technology and Logistics) has issued an open tender to technology companies around ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0112/S00018.htm


20: BBC Transcript Of Osama Bin Laden Statement

Transcript Of Message From Shaykh Usaamah Ibn Laadin (Osama bin Laden) broadcast November 3rd by Al-Jazeera satellite television channel

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00049.htm


21: Streets Of London: Show Me The Art

There’s a story that a friend of Sunday’s 2001 Turner Prize winner, artist Martin Creed, visited London’s Tate Britain art galleries three times and couldn’t find Creed’s celebrated work. Hardly surprising if he wasn’t aware that The Lights Going ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00083.htm


22: Feedback: Skyhawks Were An Air Combat Arm??

Ross Ewing's contradictory bleating about the retirement of the fast strike and training arm of the air force is as contradictory as it is imaginative.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00077.htm


23: Development Of 'Human-Like' Computer Vision

AUCKLAND, December 12, 2001 - Intel Corporation researchers have released at no cost software that allows developers to build computers that can view thee world the way people do - in stereo.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0112/S00016.htm


24: 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


25: Greenpeace labeled “eco-terrorists”

Dr. Seiji Ohsumi, Director General of the Institute of Cetacean Research in Tokyo today referred to Greenpeace as an “eco-terrorist organization” and issued a public statement following the sighting of the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise in the Antarctic ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00132.htm


26: Links: Le Figaro Reports CIA, bin Laden Contacts

The Front-Page lead story in French Newspaper Le Figaro on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 is that Osama bin Laden was in an American Hospital in Dubai, in July, and had contacts with the CIA. The story, also featured on Radio France Internationale and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00018.htm


27: 'Natural Born Killers' Bred In NZ For First Time

New Zealand's most ferocious predators, the stoat, has been bred in captivity for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere. Scientists say this will help them find ways to stop stoats breeding as prolifically in the wild.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0112/S00017.htm


28: Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition

Upton-on-line notes french reaction to the slaying of Sir Peter Blake, gives a glimpse of how one young diasporan, Hamish Coop, thinks about New Zealand from afar and describes the sorry tale of an aborted submarine expedition of Lake Taupo by the Institute ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00073.htm


29: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00121.htm


30: U.S.-EU Relations

Alan P. Larson, Under Secretary for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs Remarks to Transatlantic Policy Network Washington, DC November 30, 2001

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00126.htm

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