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1: 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


2: Scoop Editorial: Hold The Line

General acceptance by a society of the Rule of Law is probably the principle ingredient in defining what a civilised society is. Unfortunately however many law makers in the United States appear not to understand this. Either that or they have forgotten ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00006.htm


3: 'Made in New Zealand' - a label to be proud of?

'Made in New Zealand' - a label to be proud of? Not when the label is on: - grenades - weapons firing control systems - shoot-to-kill training equipment - 'special purpose' munitions - aerial bombing score systems

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00005.htm


4: 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


5: Salvation Army Officer Killed In China

A New Zealand non-government organisation aid worker was killed in a car accident in China over the weekend.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0210/S00009.htm


6: The New Write - 1st October 2002

1. DRINKING AGE REVIEW 2. OTAGO UNI MAY PASS ALL STUDENTS 3. PUBLIC MEETING IN WELLINGTON TOMORROW 4. HOT GOSS FROM PARLIAMENT 5. TOP TEN THINGS GOVT CAN DO TO SAVE THE WORLD 6. WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00007.htm


7: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 2 October

1. TIM BARNETT to the Minister of Justice: What message did he give to liquor retail outlets about the sale of alcohol to under-age purchasers at his meeting with them on Monday?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00035.htm


8: How to Score Ritalin - NZ Follows US Trend

So the kids have wised up and following the US trend, have started dealing their Ritalin in the schoolyard. In New Zealand Ritalin retails for around $5 a tablet while in the States the street value is considerably higher – the equivalent of nearly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00013.htm


9: NZ First Mp Lays Complaint Againt Tanczos

New Zealand First youth affairs spokesperson Craig McNair today lodged an official complaint to the police in Wellington against Nandor Tanczos over the illegal use of cannabis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00040.htm


10: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 1 October 2002

1. Hon. BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Why will she not direct the Minister of Internal Affairs to release the Crown Law Office report on the leaky homes issue, given that she has said it was ``very clear'' there was ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00022.htm


11: SRA Commentary: How to Control People

“The international oil system started out as a setup to control a commodity, oil. Over the years, and most recently under the direction of the United States, that has metamorphosed into a form of people control.” - Stephen Pelletiere, Iraq and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00004.htm


12: Economic growth more than a matter of size

New Zealand’s size and distance from major markets are insufficient reasons for its economic underperformance and decline in relative living standards, says National’s Finance spokesman Dr Don Brash.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00028.htm


13: Nandor's Head will be Hard to Get

Two party leaders called for Ras Nandor Tanczos' head yesterday. This will prove very hard to acomplish, considering the former NORML News editor has acted totally in accordance with his stated principles and aims.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00006.htm


14: 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


15: Vatican to face its crimes before the UN

As of noon today, the Raelian Movement and its attorneys have delivered an official "Urgent Request for Action to the United Nations Special Reporter" to further investigate and stop the countless crimes of not only pedophilia, but the procurement, trafficking, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0210/S00008.htm


16: Scoop Feedback: Patriotism Is A Double-Edged Sword

In This Edition: From A New Reader, Reflections From Ceasar - Thanks To Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00065.htm


17: US Armed Saddam Hussein With Chemical Weapons

On August 18, the New York Times carried a front-page story headlined, ``Officers say U.S. aided Iraq despite the use of gas''. Quoting anonymous US ``senior military officers'', the NYT ``revealed'' that in the 1980s, the administration of US President ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00158.htm


18: UQ Wire: Wildcard, Who is Delmart "Mike" Vreeland?

SPECIAL REPORT: Wildcard Who is Delmart "Mike" Vreeland? - Down the Rabbit Hole With the Man Who Says He Tried to Warn the World About 9/11 - By Sander Hicks, September 26, 2002

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00005.htm


19: Mediation service for owners of leaking homes

A responsible and measured approach to finding solutions that work long-term for all concerned is important, rather than kneejerk reactions, Minister of Internal Affairs George Hawkins said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00037.htm


20: Virtual Spectator launches new 3D for Americas Cup

New Zealand’s leading interactive sports entertainment company, Virtual Spectator has today launched its premium 3D service for the Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0209/S00102.htm


21: Baldock offers solution to funding local roads

United Future MP, Larry Baldock, has offered a radical solution to the growing problem of funding the construction and maintenance of local roads throughout the country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00038.htm


22: Chinese Ice Carving Coming To Manukau

The coolest place to be next summer will be Manukau, where giant re-creations in ice of the Beehive, Auckland Harbour Bridge, Great Wall of China, the Sky Tower and the Eiffel Tower will be on display in minus zero conditions in a giant tent from ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0210/S00006.htm


23: Mayors and Ministers want jobs for all young NZers

Local Mayors and Government Ministers will meet at the Cabinet table tomorrow to discuss plans to get all young New Zealanders into jobs or training over the next few years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00027.htm


24: UQ Wire: Greetings from Boston, Mr. Bush

Two years ago, on October 3rd, 2000 George W. Bush came to my home town of Boston for the first Presidential debate of the campaign with Al Gore. The memory is still very fresh in my mind.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00011.htm


25: Nuisance complaint wastes police time

Green MP Nandor Tanczos today dismissed a complaint laid with police by New Zealand First's Craig McNair as being a perfect example of the way in which scarce police resources are wasted.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00042.htm


26: US Election 2002: Senate Races - A Runner Stumbles

The sudden departure of Robert "The Torch" Torricelli from the New Jersey Senate race evokes no end of sports metaphors. He fumbled. He choked. He dropped the baton. He hit the wall. The Torch is passed. It looks bad for the Dem team.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00010.htm


27: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0209/S00105.htm


28: Maharey Doesn't Understand His Own Jargon

The Minister of Tertiary Education clearly doesn't have a clue about links between tertiary education providers and industry, ACT New Zealand's Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00026.htm


29: Fans Get First Look At Two Towers Trailer Sept. 30

In anticipation of the December 19 release of the central film in Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, New Line Cinema will debut the film’s main theatrical trailer at 12:01AM, Monday, September 30, exclusively on America ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0209/S00097.htm


30: EU Council Rejects US "Article 98" Agreements

NGO members of the CICC expressed appreciation for the adoption today by the EU of a common position regarding US-proposed bilateral agreements providing exemption from surrender to the International Criminal Court (ICC or Court).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00009.htm

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