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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: 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


3: 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


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: Guest Opinion: It’s The Oil, Stupid

As official Washington grinds inexorably forward towards war – and ‘regime change’ – with Iraq, UN resolutions or not, it seems increasingly clear that the so-called war on terrorism has become a convenient cover for a much wider agenda on the part ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00150.htm


6: 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


7: Scoop Feedback: International Law, Oil & Pax USA

In This Edition: Re: Scoop Editorial: Let There Be No Mistake - Discussion of Energy Resources – Re: Let There Be No Mistake - Scoop - Paranoid and Anti-American

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00153.htm


8: Scoop SOL Special Feature: UK Country Mobilization

More than 400 000 people marched in central London on Sunday to highlight rural decline in Britain and defend hunting with hounds. Scoop’s Streets of London reporter Malcolm Aitken spoke to several of the participants, and presents the interviews ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00151.htm


9: UQ Wire: Plans For Mass Smallpox Vaccinations

Biowarfare: CDC Issues Plan for Mass Smallpox Vaccinations Questions Raised on MEHPA and Microbiologist Deaths by Joe Taglieri and Michael C. Ruppert From The Wilderness - http://fromthewilderness.com/ 24 September 2002

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00148.htm


10: 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


11: 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


12: Alert! US tests weapons of mass destruction

The US National Nuclear Security Administration has announced that tomorrow, 26 September, it is doing yet another nuclear weapons test (code named 'Rocco') at the Nevada Test Site. This is the second subcritical test in the past few weeks, the previous code ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00150.htm


13: 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


14: Call For Sydney WTO Protest Website Shut Down

NSW Police Minister Michael Costa has asked the Federal Government to shut down websites with instructions to disrupt a World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting in Sydney.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00260.htm


15: English to hold press conference on leaky homes

National leader Bill English is to hold a press conference in Auckland this afternoon on the leaky homes issue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00426.htm


16: Undernews: The Triumph Of Hope Over Experience

News that President Bush and Governor Pataki had personally captured the western New York branch of Al Queda (or so it seemed watching TV) was not all that comforting for it brought back memories of major drug sweeps right before an election or the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00154.htm


17: Ford Reveals Final Ba Falcon Secret

Ford New Zealand has lifted the lid on the final BA Falcon secret, revealing the recommended retail price of the stunning new line up.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00154.htm


18: Prostitution - where's the crime?

"The Maxim Institute and the Society for the Promotion of Community Standards (or, one might suggest, of 'theocracising sex') should both give up trying to prohibit adults engaging in voluntary transactions for sex, and ask themselves who benefits ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00156.htm


19: Think the Days of the Draft are Gone? Think Again

2.7 million Americans served in Vietnam. 304,000 of them were wounded in action, and over 75,000 of those were disabled by their injuries. As of Memorial Day 1996, there were 58,202 names listing the dead on the long, black monument in Washington, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00071.htm


20: MAXIM means MAXIMum Government?

"A cross between Marx and the Moral Majority," is how Libertarianz Party leader Russell Watkins described a submission on prostitution by Jenny Horst of the Maxim Institute. "It was an Orwellian nightmare of twisted words." Horst demanded that in a 'free ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00157.htm


21: 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


22: 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


23: Government shifting position on Iraq

The Government’s clearly shifting its thinking on Iraq with Phil Goff’s statement that “all necessary means” will be taken to ensure that Iraq complies with United Nations resolutions, says National’s Foreign Affairs spokesman, Wayne Mapp.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00435.htm


24: 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


25: Hodgson’s head firmly in the sand

Energy Minister Pete Hodgson has his head firmly in the sand if he can’t see the looming energy crisis New Zealand faces, says National’s Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00422.htm


26: Court Decision Confirms Union Access Rights

“This is a landmark decision confirming the right of unions to gain access to workplaces during a strike to monitor compliance by employers with the prohibition on hiring alternative strike breakers,” president of the Council of Trade Unions Ross Wilson ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00149.htm


27: INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions

Within a few months, the events of Sept. 11th, 2001 became but an echo of the events that followed. War in Afghanistan, anthrax, unprecedented powers of detention: the public mind moves from one shock to another, appearing to accept the government’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00079.htm


28: 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


29: Californian Judicial Political Independence Or Not

Why Was Bill Simon, GOP Candidate For Governor Of California, So Sure His "Business Fraud" Jury Verdict Would Be Overturned ? A BuzzFlash Editorial September 25, 2002

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00152.htm


30: 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

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