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1: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


2: Ministerial List - 14 August 2002

1 Rt Hon Helen Clark Prime Minister Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Ministerial Services Minister in Charge of the NZ Security Intelligence Service

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00102.htm


3: NewsFlash: Clark Announces New Cabinet Line-Up

Prime Minister Helen Clark has just announced the portfolio allocations for her new Labour/Progressive Coalition minority Government Cabinet at a press conference in the Beehive.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00073.htm


4: Letter From Elsewhere: Back To The Future?

Where you as bemused as I was by the election? All of sudden, thanks mainly to a media beat-up about the way 100 undecided Auckland voters twiddled their knobs, an virtually unknown little designer party called United Future NZ shot up from almost ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00072.htm


5: Image: Treebeard The Ent Revealed?

TheOneRing.net ’s Michael Regina reported that this figurine of Treebeard the Ent, posted on www.applause.com , is an exact replication of what he'll look like in the second instalment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Two Towers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00070.htm


6: The Real Deal: Stealing Enron

The rich are not getting richer. The rich are stealing. And the people doing the stealing for them have names and addresses.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00015.htm


7: Feedback: United Future, Sentencing, Cabinet Posts

In This Edition: They Learn Quickly Don't They - Adrian Picot Takes A Swing At The United Future - Sensible Sentencing - A Question Of Interpretation - Maybe

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00069.htm


8: Trotters In The Trough

“The Prime Minister may well have to call in the engineers to increase the number of Beehive oiffice suites in order to house all the Ministers, Ministers outside Cabinet and Under-Secretaries she has appointed today”, said New Zealand First Leader ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00103.htm


9: Prime Minister announces portfolio allocations

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced the allocation of portfolios to ministers and the appointment of ministers and under-secretaries outside Cabinet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00101.htm


10: 'Do Nothing' Reshuffle Slap In Face For United

Helen Clark's new Cabinet line up confirms that this is a 'do nothing' Government, National Deputy Leader Roger Sowry said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00104.htm


11: Clark's Lack of Confidence Creates Huge Cabinet

Helen Clark's creation of the largest cabinet since the 1980s shows she has little faith in many of her MPs to understand their portfolios without help, ACT New Zealand Acting Leader Ken Shirley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00105.htm


12: No More Queue Jumping Please - Peters

“Zimbabwe farmers displaced by the evil antics of that country’s ruthless dictator and Prime Minister Robert Mugabe, have our sympathy but no greater entitlement to be considered for resettlement in New Zealand, then any other genuine refugee,” said ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00100.htm


13: Do The Job You Are Paid For Minister

New Zealand First Leader and MP for Tauranga, Rt Hon Winston Peters, has called on the Minister of Immigration, Lianne Dalziel, to do the job she is paid to do for the New Zealand taxpayer.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00099.htm


14: New MP Showing Courage

“One of parliaments newest MPs should be applauded for being honest about Family Planning’s abysmal record in preventing teenage pregnancies and STDs,” said Party Leader Graham Capill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00056.htm


15: Foreign Affairs Appointment Unwise

The appointment of Marian Hobbs as an Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade is unwise, says National's Foreign Affairs spokesperson Lockwood Smith.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00107.htm


16: The Real Deal: The Myth of the Rule of Law

The Real Deal With Catherine Austin Fitts - The Myth of the Rule of Law: or How the Money Works: The Destruction of Hamilton Securities Group

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00055.htm


17: New Zealand moves back into OECD top 10

New Zealand’s latest unemployment figures place us tenth on the OECD scale, up four places in just two years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00095.htm


18: Tube Talk: Corngate Revisited

Fields of Gold (Sundays, TV1, 8.30pm) isn’t the best drama currently on television – just the best-timed, and sure to be the most talked-about series of the year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00074.htm


19: Governor General Risks Demeaning Office

Governor General Sylvia Cartwright will demean her office and her good points will be dismissed if she keeps wading into political debates ducked by more experienced and cunning Labour politicians throughout the election campaign, ACT Justice Spokesman ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00097.htm


20: Maharey Bad News For Broadcasting

It is no surprise that Marian Hobbs has lost the Broadcasting portfolio because she has achieved nothing in her term, National Broadcasting Spokesperson Katherine Rich said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00106.htm


21: 911 Terrorist Links to Congress & White House

Secret Hearings Conceal 9/11 Terrorist Links to Congress & White House by Tom Flocco * AmericanFreePress.net * And Scoop.co.nz 7 August 2002

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00045.htm


22: UQ Wire: The Loyalties of George W. Bush

There is a thread running through George W. Bush’s biography that connects family to power to wealth. With no assets but his name and connections, Bush became a wealthy man, and a governor, and now a President. Without those connections, he’d be nothing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00075.htm


23: Check Your Till Receipts! - Kachingo!

With only two days to go before their first $250,000 draw, the organisers of the new rewards programme Kachingo! are reminding shoppers to check their Kachingo! tickets.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00026.htm


24: Susan St John: Good Intentions Are Not Enough

United Future's family policies deserve thorough and critical scrutiny. It is not enough to have good intentions. We need a proper cost benefit analysis of the new Commission for the Family and a wide discussion of the purpose or the need for it ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00064.htm


25: UQ Wire: Investment Espionage And The White House

There is growing evidence that the FBI and other government intelligence entities are more closely linked to the documented accumulation of pre-9/11 insider trading profits than was originally thought.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00119.htm


26: The Real Deal: Hitting On HUD

Questions For Investors and Financial Analysts to Ask the United States Department of the Treasury re: the Integrity of the US Mortgage and Mortgage Securities Market Related to the Award of $4 Billion Computer and Information Systems Outsourcing: ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00057.htm


27: Guest Opinion: Amoral From The Top Down

There was a very small debate recently in Britain over the rights and wrongs of collective responsibility within the Westminster system of government .It was prompted by the mass resignation of the Dutch government a month ago. The Dutch government resigned ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00066.htm


28: Scoop Images: Satellite Reveals Qatar US Air Base

Images published by GlobalSecurity.org taken by DigitalGlobe.com on June 13 2002 – and used here with permission of DigitalGlobe - reveal that preparations are well advanced for air strikes against Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00050.htm


29: Cross Strait Relations

Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff expressed concern at the increased tension between China and Taiwan following remarks made by Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian in a recent speech that threatened to upset the uneasy calm between the two sides.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00109.htm


30: Feedback: Incoherent Socialism

I agree with Barry Cole that Keith Rankin is incoherent socialist about Keith Rankin's incoherent socialist ranting:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00062.htm

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