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1: Scoop Archive: White House Accused Of Halting 911 Commission

EDITOR'S NOTE: In breaking news over the last two days President George Bush has been accused of double speak over the creation of an Independent Commission to investigate the events surrounding the attacks of September 11th 1991. The following reports ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/fd/d5/200210130121.199b70b8.html


2: More News On Taiwan’s Attack Warning From The US

The following report from Taiwannews.com sheds some light on the earlier report carried by Scoop concerning warnings given by the US to Taiwan of an imminent terrorist attack in South East Asia. (See… Report May Suggest Foreknowledge Of Bali Bombing )

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00105.htm


3: Translation: Taiwan Report On Bali Attack Warning

NOTE: Scoop thanks the reader who very kindly made the following translation of the report cited in... "Report May Suggest Foreknowledge Of Bali Bombing" . See also... "More News On Taiwan’s Attack Warning From The US" for another ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00106.htm


4: Scoop Links: CIA Warned Of Attack 14 Days Before

Scoop Links to Washington Post and Sydney Morning Herald stories reporting: “U.S. intelligence officials said they intercepted communications in late September signaling a strike on a Western tourist site. Bali was mentioned in the U.S. intelligence report.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00110.htm


5: 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


6: 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


7: Lessons in Justice: Bush’s European Nightmare

Clearly the Bush Administration has been issued legal advice that a pre-emptive strike against Iraq at this time would contravene international law and conventions protecting human rights. Could George Bush be tried for war crimes? Yes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00099.htm


8: Report May Suggest Foreknowledge Of Bali Bombing

The following posting on a usenet message board led Scoop to seek out an automatic translation of the news item in question. However as can be seen below, the translation falls way short of clearing up this matter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00102.htm


9: NZ PM’s Office Dodges Questions On Bali Warnings

The New Zealand Prime Minister’s office has dodged specific questions from Scoop on a warning concerning a South East Asian terrorist attack reportedly given to Taiwan on Friday by US intelligence officials.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00111.htm


10: UQ Wire: White House Coverup Creates More Problems

On the evening of September 11th, 2001, the White House held a Press Conference. The stated purpose of the press conference? To "give you a walk-through of the President's day; what he did when he learned various pieces of information."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00107.htm


11: Scoop Images: Lord Of The Rings Country

More images from Norman MacKay the environs of Lake Ohau, the most beautiful mountain village in the world, and the location of several Lord of The Rings location shoots.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00103.htm


12: Bernard Weiner: Shallow Throat Savages Dem Leaders

So many of us were devastated after Congress rolled over and gave Bush his war on Iraq. We needed help in figuring it all out. So I set up the coded signal to "Shallow Throat," the high-ranking GOP mole in the White House who had been so helpful ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00112.htm


13: Stateside With Rosalea: Not a pretty story

Monday night I'm standing in the JetBlue terminal at New York's JFK airport looking at the rack of travel mags and the words on one cover leap out at me - "Bali" it says in fluorescent orange, "still paradise?"

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00109.htm


14: SRA Commentary: Beltway Bolsheviks

Beltway Bolsheviks The best reason we can think of to sell stocks By Chris Sanders

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00113.htm


15: Scoop Feedback: Compassionless People Fight Back

Both the items that follow are a response to…. Maxim's Greg Fleming Gives a Libertarian critique

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00101.htm


16: Questions For Oral Answer - 16 October 2002

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Further to her comments on the Holmes show last night, when does the Government intend to "upgrade or replace the ... Hercules and the 727s"?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00324.htm


17: 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


18: Pacific Missile Intercept Test Successful

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announced today it has successfully completed a flight test of the ground-based midcourse defense (GMD) development program, intercepting an intercontinental ballistic missile target. The test took place over the central ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00123.htm


19: Two Air Force Planes Break Down in One Day?

Reports that two Air Force aircraft have broken down in one day show a massive rundown of capacity, ACT Defence Spokesman Ken Shirley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00313.htm


20: 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


21: Auckland Motorway Speed Limit Change This Week

Transit New Zealand advises all road users throughout the Auckland area, that from mid October there will be a new speed limit along part of the motorway in central Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0210/S00077.htm


22: Scoop Feedback: Spanking, ACC, Bali & Much More

In This Edition: Spanking Is An Expression Of My Christian Faith - ACC Experience - Peter Meikle & The James Cook Hotel - Thanks To Maree Howard - What Now Of Appeasement - Hey Guys... – Leopold Is Delusional - Anti Semitism

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00100.htm


23: Coddington to Name Sex Offender in House

The Department of Child, Youth and Family wants to award custody of a ten-year-old and a six-year-old to a convicted sex offender, ACT MP Deborah Coddington said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00331.htm


24: ‘Overripe’ Political Posturing on Childbirth

"I notice that nobody politically has noticed that porn star ‘Nikki’ has any rights in relation to her body being filmed during childbirth, and it’s about time somebody looked objectively at what is going on," announced Libertarianz Leader Russell Watkins ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00106.htm


25: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 15 October 2002

1. SUE BRADFORD (Green) to the Minister of Health: Has she given district health boards in the Auckland region any directives under section 32 or section 33 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 as to what course of action they ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00312.htm


26: The Real Deal: Connecting The Harvard Watch Dots

I want to connect the dots between the New York Times piece attached below on transfer of US government assets to private investors at below market values to the far more important story we have been getting from HARVARD WATCH ( http://www.harvardwatch.org ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00089.htm


27: Powell Interview on CNN's Larry King Live

MR. KING: It's always a great pleasure to welcome him to this program, the Secretary of State of the United States, Colin Powell. Now, Secretary Powell, we'll begin with your response to the assessment raised in the letter by the Deputy CIA Director stating ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00127.htm


28: Labour not maintaining defence force

National Leader Bill English says he’s is embarrassed for war veterans that their journey to the El Alamein anniversary was interrupted due to an ailing aircraft.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00320.htm


29: PM Answers Questions On Intelligence Failure

I give the House exactly the same advice that John Howard gave Australians yesterday, which is that Australia was given no warning of the Bali bombing, we were given no warning of the Bali bombing. The Prime Minister of Australia said that it had no ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00118.htm


30: The Untold Story Of Florida Remains Untold

The Florida election fiasco ridiculed the cardinal democratic principle "one person one vote" -- why does the Public Broadcasting Service now refuse to show this untold story?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00116.htm

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