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1: Jason Leopold – Shafted By The New York Times

Editor's Note: This is a story about a story. A great story. A scoop that ought to see a member of George Bush's cabinet at least indicted, if not behind bars. But that is not what has happened. This is a scoop, that for reasons unknown to its author, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00063.htm


2: Republicans Make the US Elections Voting Machines

The story is not about allegations of fraud — it's about an appearance of impropriety that is stunning in its magnitude. Unfettered by any disclosure regulations about ownership or political affiliations, just a few companies create and control almost ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00044.htm


3: US Army Secretary Helped Cook Enron's Books

Three months before he was nominated as secretary of the Army by President Bush, Thomas White faced what surely was the most difficult task in his 10-year career as an Enron executive: Helping hide the hundreds of millions of dollars in losses ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00052.htm


4: British Press Gagged Over MI6's £100,000 bin Laden

Tony Blair has tonight ordered a D-Notice on British media reporting government officials signing court gag orders. This regards the case of former MI5 officer David Shayler, who has evidence to prove MI6 gave £100,000 to bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, arms to Iraq ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00061.htm


5: Streets Of London: Prescribing Pleasure

Women with problems including major genital damage caused by surgery and birth defects or reduced desire for their partners are being referred to shops sensitive to their needs, the Guardian reported last week. British medical professionals have long debated ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00054.htm


6: The Real Deal: ABC Distracts As Pockets Are Picked

THE REAL DEAL: JOHN STOSSEL & ABC --- Distracting You With Pocketbooks While Your Pockets Are Picked - By Rick Ensminger and Catherine Austin Fitts

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00062.htm


7: President Bush Outlines Iraqi Threat - October 7

This nation, in world war and in Cold War, has never permitted the brutal and lawless to set history's course. Now, as before, we will secure our nation, protect our freedom, and help others to find freedom of their own.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00071.htm


8: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 9 October

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in her Minister of Internal Affairs and his handling of the leaky buildings crisis; if so, why?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00161.htm


9: Butchers Must Be Tried for War Crimes

Israel’s latest assault against Palestinian civilians in Gaza would be a crime against humanity if perpetrated by soldiers of any other nation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00058.htm


10: Links And Transcripts: Israeli Spyring Shocker

EDITOR’S NOTE: Le Monde today NZT published a lengthy report into Israeli spy activities in the US prior to 911 which raises clear questions about the extent of Israeli prior knowledge of the attacks. The story expands on material which first emerged in a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00029.htm


11: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 8 October 2002

1. BERNIE OGILVY (United Future) to the Minister of Education: How does the Government's scheme to provide secondary school teachers with laptops address workload issues?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00160.htm


12: UQ Wire: Manifest Destiny

American foreign policy is revisiting the most brutal period in our history. George W. Bush has resurrected the scourge of Manifest Destiny, a depraved philosophy that states we are morally compelled by God Almighty to kill weaker people and steal their ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00045.htm


13: 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


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: Post September 11 Update Report - Oil Security

This study covers the trends that appear on the horizon for the international oil industry in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the U.S. and analyzes the impact altered geopolitics might have on the supply and demand for oil.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00074.htm


16: Prada sneaks in a win ahead of all others

Louis Vuitton Cup race results for Race 6: Prada beat Sweden's Victory Challenge in Race 6 in the only Louis Vuitton Cup race to conclude on a fickle Hauraki Gulf this afternoon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00057.htm


17: No sex, no smoke, no spine

Green MP Nandor Tanczos today described parliament's new 'role model for youth', NZ First MP Craig McNair, as spineless for refusing a number of invitations to publicly debate the cannabis issue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00153.htm


18: 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


19: 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


20: The Bush Doctrine of Pre-Emption - E. Kennedy

We face no more serious decision in our democracy than whether or not to go to war. The American people deserve to fully understand all of the implications of such a decision.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00072.htm


21: It's the Maharey Principle again

The Minister of Tertiary Education Steve Maharey's spin on student debt totally contradicts what he said while in opposition, says National's Tertiary Education spokesman Simon Power.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00172.htm


22: NZ consumers shouldn't be "Sucked in by the Spin"

New Zealanders should be wary of any spin likely to be attached to a deal that would see Qantas buy a 25 percent stake in Air New Zealand as early as 29 October this year, says Nationals'Associate Transport spokesperson John Key.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00168.htm


23: David Miller Online. Why NZ Will Stay Nuclear Free

Maybe it is the approaching 20th anniversary marking New Zealand’s first steps to becoming nuclear free, or maybe simply opposition parties' belief that they can get some mileage out of it, but the issue of nuclear power is back in the spotlight again.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00048.htm


24: Hodgson: Climate change: the New Zealand response

It is a great pity that Dr Pachauri, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is unable to be here as scheduled. We have missed the opportunity to hear from someone with vast expertise on climate change, the effects it is likely ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00158.htm


25: Boat Race Advertising On Scoop = Smart Business

Scoop is New Zealand’s leading independent online news provider. Our readership levels of 10,000 visitors a day provide advertisers with a credible – and extremely cost effective - alternative to advertising in the business newspapers (NBR, the Independent), ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00056.htm


26: Stateside With Rosalea - Quiet, please!

The monarch is here. She flew in from Canada to be at a garden party last Sunday at the Museum of California in Oakland, which is where I saw her. No, I don't mean Betty Windsor! I mean the monarch butterfly. Thousands of them have arrived, as they ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00060.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: Ogilvy questions laptops for teachers

United Future education spokesperson Bernie Ogilvy is questioning the government’s new policy of providing laptops for secondary school teachers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00157.htm


29: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday 8 October 2002

1. BERNIE OGILVY to the Minister of Education: How does the Government’s scheme to provide secondary school teachers with laptops address workload issues

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00145.htm


30: 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

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