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1: Maxim STILL Means Maximum Government

Replying to a Maxim Institute attack on his party for supporting the decriminalisation of prostitution unrepentant Libertarianz leader Russell Watkins says that "the Very Reverend Paul McMahon is right: my calling Maxim 'Marxist' was a misrepresentation. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00022.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: 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


4: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 3 October

1. DEBORAH CODDINGTON to the Minister for Economic Development: What has been his response to the views of Harvard business strategy guru Professor Michael Porter who spoke at last year's Knowledge Wave conference about the creation of business ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00063.htm


5: 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


6: W32.Bugbear@mm Upgraded To Level 4 Virus

Today Symantec Security Response has upgraded W32.Bugbear@mm from a 3 to a level 4 virus on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the most serious. The upgrade is due to the increase of customer submissions to Security Response from customers. As of yesterday ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0210/S00016.htm


7: Dunne: Greens are losing the plot

United Future New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, says it’s becoming increasingly plain that the Green Party’s MP’s are rapidly losing the Parliamentary plot.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00056.htm


8: Guest Opinion: Licensatarianz

That anyone could accuse the Maxim Institute of being Marxist is well beyond comprehension. The Maxim Institute believe that the market is an institution of civil society and in the mythological “invisible hand” for one thing, and are advocates of less government ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00011.htm


9: Supercomputer Weather: Hurricane Lili

Hurricane Lili as photographed by NASA in the Gulf of Mexico approaching the coast of Louisiana this morning NZT. This picture was taken at 16.45hrs UTC. Click on image for a close up of Lili’s eye.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00020.htm


10: Scoop Feedback: Refugees & Science vs Democracy

A recent article stating the percentage of refugees on benefits, illustrated the ignorance about, and the indifference towards refugees displayed by many New Zealanders.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00017.htm


11: 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


12: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 2 October 2002

1. TIM BARNETT (NZ Labour--Christchurch Central) 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/S00053.htm


13: US confirms: NZ's foreign policy hurts trade

A far-reaching speech by US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick yesterday excluded New Zealand from a ten-point agenda for trade, says National’s Trade spokesman Lockwood Smith.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00059.htm


14: GLW: Bush's And Blair's War Threat Based On Lies

On September 24, British Prime Minister Tony Blair presented his much-anticipated "dossier", Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction, to the parliament. Supporters of a US attack on Iraq had promised that Blair would provide the definitive ``evidence'' ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00015.htm


15: 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


16: Salons, Cosmo and Shearers From Hell

It’s a wonder my mirror hasn’t broken in several places. Between the lank duo-coloured hair, the threadbare clothes and the scuffed shoes, I’m in dire need of an image over-haul – but Geneva is so not the place to do it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00019.htm


17: 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


18: We won't see Hawkins for dust

George Hawkins' abysmal performance on Holmes tonight means we won't see him answering questions on leaky homes in Parliament tomorrow, predicts Shadow Leader of the House National MP Gerry Brownlee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00060.htm


19: Xtra Catches Thousands Of Bugbear-Infected Emails

Xtra is catching thousands of emails infected with the new Bugbear virus, which has quickly become the most prevalent email-borne virus worming its way through computer networks worldwide.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0210/S00017.htm


20: 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


21: 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


22: 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


23: National moves again on rotting homes

The Government's move yesterday to try and provide a solution to the growing rotting home crisis has been shown to be worthless within 24 hours of the announcement, says National Party Leader Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00061.htm


24: 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


25: Prostitutes, Pimps and City Council Policies

The Society (SPCS) has written this week to the mayors of 20 cities and asked them to clarify their Council’s intended policies and by-laws to control the inevitable rise in street soliciting by prostitutes (including children) and the associated ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00012.htm


26: Gulf Vets Call For The Resignation Of Rumsfeld

The American Gulf War Veterans Association (AGWVA) now calls for the resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. In response to questioning by Sen. Robert C. Byrd, (D-WV), Rumsfeld denied any knowledge that the United States had shipped ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00028.htm


27: 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


28: 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


29: Whatever Happened to 'Caveat Emptor'?

"Owners of leaky homes identify responsibility for their predicament about as well as they identify houses to invest it," says Andrew Bates, a spokesman for the Libertarianz Party. "I have any amount of sympathy for people who have found ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00018.htm


30: Leaky buildings - who is to blame?

As more and more people find their homes rotting around them and their health at risk from toxic fungi it is inevitable that the search is on for someone to blame.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00049.htm

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