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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: Big News: Blowing Jobs and Selling Sex

Imagine it. You are looking for a job. A legal job with a good hourly rate. Although you can advertise in the paper for work, approaching prospective clients is illegal and so is earning a living from the work. It’s the life of a sex worker.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00039.htm


3: UQ Wire: Anthrax Ad in Wash.Times Says Inside Job

The following is the text of a banner ad in the Washington Times as of Oct. 5th, and it was published in the print edition. Pete Velis, the author who identifies himself as "just an American," uses the available evidence and obvious logic to show ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00034.htm


4: Image: Shades Of David vs Goliath

Image: Shades Of David vs Goliath Image from the Electronic Intifada .... A Palestinian boy takes on an Israeli tank.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00056.htm


5: 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


6: Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington

The government is tired. Clark has been campaigning all year. Then it was straight into coalition talks, allocating portfolios, then parliament again. It’s a very tired PM whose flying home after having jinxed yet another top New Zealand team. (Have ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00128.htm


7: UQ Wire: Tom Flocco - Iraq Has A Lot Of Nerve!

Will Congress Permit Bush 43 to Place Soldiers in Harm’s Way, With Questionable Protective Equipment, Against Same Chemical Weapons that Bush 41 Officials Allowed to be Shipped Illegally to Iraq?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00041.htm


8: Bernard Weiner: Bush's War on Iraq for Dummies

Once again, in need of help to sort through all the Iraq flak and confusion, I consult the oracle of that great publishing franchise that helps explain complicated matters in terms simple enough for even ordinary types like me.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00037.htm


9: 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


10: Expozay's Sophie Monk Stolen All Over Australia

Expozay Swim advertising images of stunning Australian singer Sophie Monk are proving so hot that half the outdoor posters used in the first Australian advertising campaign have been stolen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00201.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: Images: Protesting NZ Weapons Industry At Te Papa

Photos from the protest against a Weapons manufacturing meeting outside Te Papa last week. See also... http://www.converge.org.na/pma/tepapa.htm and http://www.converge.org.na/pma/nw011002.htm

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00036.htm


13: UQ Wire: Across the Rubicon - Here Comes the Draft

There is not much joy this month in seeing that events over the last year have unfolded exactly the way I said they would. Having just returned from my 25th and 26th lectures since last November in New Haven, Conn. and at nearby Wesleyan University, I look ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00040.htm


14: Dunne Protests Too Much

"The removal of work testing from the domestic purposes benefit is now a signed and sealed deal, " says a disappointed Lindsay Mitchell, spokesperson for a growing group of New Zealanders who want to see the provision of the DPB reviewed. "As such, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00035.htm


15: Brownlee must quit scaremongering or be sacked

National’s energy spokesperson Gerry Brownlee must stop making blatantly untruthful claims about New Zealand’s electricity supply situation, says Energy Minister Pete Hodgson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00132.htm


16: Lula Might Govern Brazil - Workers Want the Power

Brazillian elections are currently underway. According to exit polls there is more than a fighting chance that the Worker's party candidate Luiz Inácio da Silva, known as Lula, may win the race on the first ballot.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00042.htm


17: 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


18: Stephen Franks' mischief making

Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel today called demands by Act MP Stephen Franks to deport Gay Oakes, mere mischief-making.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00129.htm


19: 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


20: Don't Sell Our Sovereignty

Green MP Keith Locke is glad New Zealand won't be backing down on our nuclear-free law after Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen was told it was a barrier to a free trade deal with America.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00126.htm


21: The wheres and what-withs of voting

In this third background piece on the California elections, the topic is polling places and equipment. On Monday, October 7, California's Secretary of State is coming to Alameda County to declare absentee voting open. In California, the Secretary of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00036.htm


22: GE Future is Bright for New Zealand

Dr Muriel Newman's weekly column: This week the Environmental Risk Management Authority, the independent body that regulates genetic science, approved a genetic engineering application by AgResearch, the Crown research institute.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00118.htm


23: Dunne on smoking, drinking and gambling

United Future New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, delivered a wide-ranging speech this afternoon to the annual conference of the Hospitality Association covering the topical issues of underage drinking, smoking in bars and restaurants and the current review ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00139.htm


24: No trading of nukes for butter

"National has clearly re-opened its bid for nuclear status," said Matt Robson, former Disarmament Minister and Progressive MP.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00120.htm


25: Engineering an Underclass

New Libertarianz Deputy Peter Osborne says that a forthcoming Social Policy Conference, welcomed by Steve Maharey, "will further advance Labour's quest to maintain an underclass - and to do it without the public realising that they are being socially ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00037.htm


26: 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


27: Rush to War Ignores U.S. Constitution - Sen. Byrd

"The great Roman historian, Titus Livius, said, " All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry; haste is blind and improvident."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00053.htm


28: Public need to decide on police priorities

Green MP Nandor Tanczos today said news that police were taking longer to respond to burglaries showed the public needed to decide on the allocation of police resources and priorities for police investigations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00125.htm


29: Cullen comes clean on trade impasse

The Government has, at last, ended its denial with Dr Cullen publicly acknowledging that New Zealand’s attempt to negotiate a free trade agreement with the United States has reached an impasse over our anti-nuclear legislation, says National’s Trade spokesperson, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00122.htm


30: 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

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