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1: Wellstone Plane Was Out Of Control – Media Survey

The following is a summary of the facts available at this time via the media, surrounding Senator Paul Wellstone's airplane crash of 10-25-02. Judge for yourself, was this more likely an assassination or an accident?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00206.htm


2: Scoop Archive: UQ Wire: Pentagon Plan to Provoke Terrorist Attack

This column stands foursquare with the Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, when he warns that there will be more terrorist attacks against the American people and civilization at large.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/9b/f4/200211051158.80720242.html


3: UQ Wire: Gore Vidal‘s The Enemy Within

Gore Vidal is America’s most controversial writer and a ferocious, often isolated, critic of the Bush administration. Here, against a backdrop of spreading unease about America’s response to the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath, we publish ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00205.htm


4: LOTR Two Towers New Zealand Premiere Date Set

Roadshow Film Distributors is delighted to announce the New Zealand Premiere of THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, will be held on Wednesday 18th December at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00048.htm


5: US Elections 2002: America Lost

In a tragedy for America and the world, the Republican Party has taken control of both houses of the U.S. Congress. This means George W. Bush's disastrous agenda will be able to go forward unchecked.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00040.htm


6: The Thomas E. White Affair – The Documents

The following are the source documents (emails, charts and spreadsheets from Enron Energy Services) which were used by freelance journalist Jason Leopold for his expose about U.S. Army Secretary Thomas E. White’s direct involvement in crooked accounting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00018.htm


7: Streets of London: Scoop Chats With Billy Bragg

English singer-songwriter Billy Bragg isn’t politically backwards in coming forward. Although Billy’s quick to point out he’s also written lots of apolitical tracks, he’s world renowned for his political lyricism and commentary on workers’ rights, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00039.htm


8: Wellstone Plane Crash Media Survey - Updated

A summary of the facts available at this time, surrounding Senator Wellstone's airplane crash of 10-25-02. (Updated 11-01-02 – note this posting is an update of… Wellstone Plane Was Out Of Control – Media Survey )

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00013.htm


9: Sludge Report #143 - Think People!!! The Fix Was In

In This Edition: Think People!!! The Fix Was In - Who Now Rules The World

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00043.htm


10: Clark's Crony Capitalism Doesn't Stop With Ross

Helen Clark's secret sweetheart deals with big business mates don't end with the Armstrong sacking, ACT New Zealand Economic Development Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00138.htm


11: 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


12: 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


13: Voting Machine Company Demands Removal Of Articles

ES&S, who makes 56% of the voting machines in the United States, has threatened to sue the owner of Talion.com unless she removes articles about voting machines from her web site.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00005.htm


14: Sam Smith: The Party's Over

What happened on November 5, 2002 was the culmination of a hostile takeover of the Democratic Party that began more than a decade ago under the leadership of a group of conservatives, corporadoes, and con men who convinced their political colleagues ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00042.htm


15: Questions For Oral Answer - 7 November 2002

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: What were the items on the agenda provided by the then Chairman of Television New Zealand, Dr Armstrong, for her dinner at Vinnies with him, the former Prime Minister of Australia, Paul Keating and Kristy McDonald ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00141.htm


16: Open Letter to the Democratic Party - Ralph Nader

The Democrats should have an easy time winning control of the House of Representatives and the Senate in next week's election. Recession is deepening, unemployment is rising, and corporate corruption headlines are proliferating. Health care costs, drug prices ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00021.htm


17: Bernard Weiner: Inside Karl Rove's Election Diary

Now, THAT was fun! The liberals never knew what hit 'em. Clueless, those guys. But, based on our polling and focus groups, your's truly knew weeks ago. That's why I could safely send George out on the hustings for that last-minute pick-me-up to the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00041.htm


18: Philip J. Rappa: Rhapsody For Democracy

There is a lunatic king in our midst. A monarch crowned by an irrelevant parliament, a man whose character traits exude a convoluted contrivance of being cavalier, insincere, incompetent, and arrogant.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00027.htm


19: Stateside With Rosalea - One in twenty

Poor George. The golden apple slipped from his grasp, after all. Ironically, the Republicans' success in the South, on the East Coast and in the Midwest was probably the cause of their loss here in the California Governor's race. By the time the polling ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00037.htm


20: “Royal Tour” unprecedented opportunity for NZ

The Royal Tour, a one-hour Discovery Channel documentary is ready to screen on television screens across the United States. The programme follows Prime Minister Helen Clark as she takes Emmy Award winning writer and producer Peter Greenberg through New Zealand, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00136.htm


21: 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


22: The Dirty And Deadly Secrets Of Khamisiyah

In Khamisiyah, southern Iraq, 1991, a man made plague was unleashed. Some of the world’s deadliest chemical and biological warfare agents were housed in Khamisiyah, a sprawling desert bunker complex – and then released into the atmosphere.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00217.htm


23: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 6 November 2002

1. IAN EWEN-STREET (Green) to the Minister of Agriculture: When did the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry presentation on how "conditional release" may assist in achieving coexistence between GE and other forms of agriculture first appear ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00139.htm


24: Scoop Feedback: Caption Contest For Dubya Photo

The folks over at sharetrader.co.nz have been having a whole lot of fun coming up with captions for the picture of George W. Bush featured on Scoop yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00021.htm


25: Images: Aliens Take Over Wellington City Streets

Aliens, acrobats and assorted freaks took control of a central Wellington street today, much to the amusement and bewilderment of bystanders caught up in the invasion.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00044.htm


26: Egg on face for Maharey over unemployment increase

Social Services Minister Steve Maharey has egg on his face after crowing that unemployment was on its way down, today’s household labour force survey figures in fact show an increase.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00144.htm


27: Republicans Poised For Senate Victory

The Republican Party is poised to win control of both houses of Congress in the mid-term elections with a victory in Minnesota, and a fightback in South Dakota.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00036.htm


28: Libz Back Turia Declaration of Independence Call

"Finally Tariana Turia has got something right"! exclaimed Libertarianz Leader Russell Watkins. "She is absolutely right," he says agreeing with Turia, "the Government has no right to tell Maori how they should cope with family violence, health and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00045.htm


29: Control Of Senate Riding On Wellstone's Old Seat

The US mid-term elections appear to be proving the wisdom of the pundits with pretty much everything going exactly as expected. It is a very, very, very, close run thing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00035.htm


30: UQ Wire: Pentagon Plan to Provoke Terrorist Attack

This column stands foursquare with the Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, when he warns that there will be more terrorist attacks against the American people and civilization at large.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00019.htm

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