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1: Firas Al-Atraqchi: How To Lie About Iraq

In September 2000, as the Palestinian Intifadha raged, a blueprint for U.S. foreign policy and strategy was drawn up by a prominent U.S. think-tank. The blueprint, titled Rebuilding America's Defences: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00033.htm


2: Information, Belief and Terror

The Internet has made it possible to disseminate untruths more widely and more quickly than ever before. This is not necessarily a problem. Most of us have a portfolio of beliefs which include some items that are verifiably untrue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00030.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: 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


5: 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


6: Naked In Nuhaka 4: New Zealand Uber Alles

As California Uber Alles by the Dead Kennedy's is to the USA, There is No Depression in NZ by Blam Blam Blam is to the music fans of Aotearoa. Both songs are angry and aggressive ravings against the machinations of a state keen to meme-drug (1) the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00026.htm


7: UQ Wire: Bush Regime Change Blueprint - The Report

UQ WIRE EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the full text of the “secret report” referred to in an earlier UQ wire item today, “UQ Wire: Secret Bush Iraq Regime Change Blueprint” . The original in .pdf format is located at http://www.newamericancentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00103.htm


8: Elle Intimates Strips Off With Billboard Campaign

Rush-hour traffic was treated to a striptease in Auckland today as the second of two new Elle Mapcherson Intimates billboards were unveiled by a pair of Kiwifire dancers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0210/S00031.htm


9: 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


10: Battle of Billionaires Goes to OneWorld

The Swiss syndicate racer Alinghi was beated by OneWorld this afternoon in the second day of Louis Vuitton races on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00031.htm


11: Real Deal: Mildred Mitchell & The Power of Praise

I stood in a visitation receiving line for four hours tonight in front of Mildred Mitchell's open casket with my cousins Jane and George, Mildred's son and daughter, and their spouses Billy and Glenda.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00023.htm


12: 'The international community is determined to act'

The Prime Minister, holding his latest press conference to journalists in Blackpool, has repeated his calls for new UN resolutions to deal with Iraq and weapons of mass destruction.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00048.htm


13: Stateside With Rosalea: Pollies on Parade

On the last Sunday of September each year, Berkeley holds a street parade called "How Berkeley Can You Be?". It's a great opportunity for the locals to poke fun at their own reputation for outrageous ideas, and in election years it comes at just ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00025.htm


14: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 3 October 2002

1. DEBORAH CODDINGTON (ACT NZ) 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/S00096.htm


15: 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


16: Peters Calls For Governor-General's Resignation

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has called on the Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright to resign one of her two incompatible positions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00104.htm


17: Draft UNSC Iraq Weapons Inspections Resolution

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a text of the U.S. U.K. draft resolution calling for the U.N. Security Council to authorize force against Iraq. It has been leaked to the media.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00024.htm


18: The Bargouti Trial Resumes Thursday

On Thursday this week, the trial resumes in Tel-Aviv of Marwan Barghouti, head of the Fatah Movement on the West Bank. At the earlier session, a month ago, members of the extreme right showed up and used the occasion for rampaging and wild racist ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00008.htm


19: 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


20: 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


21: SAP joins Virtual Spectator for America’s Cup

SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the world’s leading provider of e-business software solutions has entered into a sponsorship agreement with interactive sports entertainment company Virtual Spectator. SAP is a co-branding partner of Virtual Spectator, which is providing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0209/S00103.htm


22: 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


23: 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


24: 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


25: Select Committee Business

The Ngati Ruanui Claims Settlement Bill was referred to the Maori Affairs Committee, with a reporting date of 19 December 2002.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00100.htm


26: UQ Wire: Connecting The Dots Bush..Bath..Bin Laden

Saudi Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz, an Osama bin Laden benefactor, has laundered money into tax-exempt U.S. entities for years as a foreign financier of terrorism. But a new 9/11 lawsuit is thrusting Mahfouz’s latent past business links to George W. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00148.htm


27: New Labour and the Third Way works - Speech

I am trying to imagine what in the world I am doing here. I have never been to Blackpool before, I had never been to the McDonalds in Blackpool before. I like the city, I like the weather, and I understand I may have brought it; if so I will take credit ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00038.htm


28: 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


29: 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


30: NZ Must Copy Australian Family Court Changes

Radical changes to the Australian Family Court announced today to increase fairness and justice in family law must be urgently replicated in New Zealand, ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00105.htm

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