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1: Scoop Archive: UQ Wire Background: In Search Of The Black Budget

On 8 January last year [2000], around 6.45pm, residents of Delaware in the US were startled by a sonic boom, strong enough to shake walls, rattle windows and cause the citizens to call their local police offices, demanding explanations. This particular ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/51/80/200209240008.55c95955.html


2: 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


3: Iraq’s Weapons Of Mass Destruction – Full Report

Part 1 : Iraq’s Chemical, Biological, Nuclear and Ballistic Missile Programmes 9 Chapter 1 : The role of intelligence 9 Chapter 2 : Iraq’s programmes 1971–1998 11 Chapter 3 : The current position 1998–2002 17

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00241.htm


4: Imperial PAX Americana

This week the USA released its blueprint to advance toward world domination. Sound oddly familiar? Yes you’ve seen the movies too. But this is far from entertaining. This is revelation of biblical proportions. This is the Imperial PAX Americana Blueprint.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00146.htm


5: Sludge Report #141 – Discussing Oil With The Beeb

NOTE: Authors of this report will be anonymous and wide ranging, and occasionally finely balanced. Indeed you are invited to contribute: The format is as a reporters notebook. It will be published as and when material is available. C.D. Sludge can ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00139.htm


6: Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition - 25th September

Upton-on-line visits the Panthéon and the Institut de France and ruminates on what it takes to sustain republican myths , the entrails of Johannesburg are explored for signs of sustainability and hypsographic demography , a new topic to enliven ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00144.htm


7: The National Security Strategy of the USA

The National Security Strategy of the United States of America From... http://www.whitehouse.gov/nsc/nss.html

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00220.htm


8: Scoop Editorial: Let There Be No Mistake

President Bush’s resolution to Congress is nothing less than an attempted coup-d’etat, against not only the constitution of the United States – which gives the US Congress the sole power to make war - but against the International Rule of Law and the UN ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00137.htm


9: Scoop Satire: Not The 100% PureNZ Campaign

The following are NOT images from the official PureNZ campaign, background about which can be found at http://www.purenz.com/ .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00134.htm


10: Reform Yes - But Not The Current Prostitution Bill

Maxim Institute agrees that there are problems with the present prostitution law and reform is needed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00142.htm


11: UQ Wire: What's Up With the Black Budget?

The $64 Question: What's Up With the Black Budget? The Real Deal with Catherine Austin Fitts

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00126.htm


12: Stateside With Rosalea: Civility

Ooops! I said I'd provide a Wednesday-lite column and then forgot that I'd have to write it on Monday night, my time. Blame it on the Civil War. Or at least on the epic documentary called 'The Civil War', which first aired in 1990 and has now been ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00142.htm


13: UQ Wire: Ramsey Clark Letter To United Nations

Ramsey Clark Open Letter To UN Security Council International Action Center http://www.iacenter.org September 20, 2002

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00145.htm


14: Big News: Enforce The Drinking Age

Many have said that lowering the drinking age to 18 in 1999 was a mistake. Everyone except the hospitality industry and some politicians appear to have concerns about the move. But raising the drinking age back to 20 won’t solve problems associated ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00143.htm


15: Prosecute Purchasers Of Prostitutes

Maxim Institute today called on the new Justice and Electoral Select Committee to introduce law modeled on Sweden to prosecute purchasers of sexual services.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00141.htm


16: Government Sells Us A Pup

"Last week the government removed work testing from the DPB by convincing United Future, who voted against the bill prior to the election, that 'enhanced case management' was more family-friendly," says Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00139.htm


17: Point of View - Does my dog have a soul?

At an Animal Welfare conference in September, New Zealand author Richard Webster declared his dog Bruce had a soul. Bruce, said Webster, experienced joy, sadness and jealousy and had a reasoning ability. Webster’s comments sounded quaint and a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00141.htm


18: U.S. Unilateralism Is Crystal Clear Now…

U.S. Unilateralism Is Crystal Clear Now… By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia Tuesday, September 24, 2002

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00135.htm


19: Clean, Green New Zealand – Can We Keep It

Rt Hon Winston Peters - address to 44th Annual Conference NZ Water and Wastes Association at 10am 25 September 2002 at the James Hay Theatre, Christchurch Town Hall

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00407.htm


20: America's War On The World

Attention residents of planet Earth: A white-collar criminal from the state of Texas is about to endanger the general well-being and lives of you and all your progeny. The citizens of the United States are to blame.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00133.htm


21: The Problems in Overcoming Youth Drinking

The announcement by the government that it is undertaking another review of the liquor laws is a step in the right direction towards alleviating the problems associated with youth binge drinking and alcoholism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00129.htm


22: Government's Secret Strategy Threatens Motorists

Motorists could be paying twice as much for petrol under the Labour Government's secret Land Transport Strategy, ACT's transport spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00402.htm


23: Lack Of Govt Strategy Double Blow For Mâori Women

There is no Government strategy for women and economic development or Mâori and economic development, says Georgina te Heuheu, National spokesperson for Mâori and Women Affairs, speaking today at the 50th Annual Conference of the Mâori Women’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00379.htm


24: Baldock: spend all road taxes on road safety

United Future New Zealand MP, Larry Baldock, has welcomed the Government’s announcement of increased spending of $22 million on improving road safety, but says a great deal more needs to be done.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00406.htm


25: Scoop Archive: UQ Wire: What's Up With the Black Budget?

The $64 Question: What's Up With the Black Budget? The Real Deal with Catherine Austin Fitts

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/f3/bd/200209231502.21e7e6cf.html


26: Industry destruction behind leaky building issue

The failures of training that have been identified in relation to leaky buildings are linked to the near destruction of the building industry’s apprenticeship system, the union that represents polytechnic tutors says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0209/S00049.htm


27: Minister stifles free speech on health funding

National's Health spokesperson, Dr Lynda Scott, says the Health Minister is keeping the funding formula for Primary Health Organisations tightly under wraps.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00417.htm


28: Transcript: Iraq and the War On Terrorism

Like all Americans I have been wrestling with the question of what our country needs to do to defend itself from the kind of intense, focused and enabled hatred that brought about September 11th, and which at this moment must be presumed to be gathering ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00239.htm


29: UQ Wire Background: In Search Of The Black Budget

On 8 January last year [2000], around 6.45pm, residents of Delaware in the US were startled by a sonic boom, strong enough to shake walls, rattle windows and cause the citizens to call their local police offices, demanding explanations. This particular ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00136.htm


30: Rail Won't Reduce Toxic Spill Risk

A claim by the environmental group, ECO, that carrying more goods by rail would somehow reduce the risk of toxic chemical spills, is absurd, ACT deputy leader Ken Shirley says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00410.htm

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