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1: Bush Is Racking Up "Frequent Liar Miles"

Lyndon Johnson is remembered for lying about Vietnam, Richard Nixon for lying about Watergate, Bill Clinton for lying about adultery. George W. Bush is known as a straight shooter. What’s wrong with that picture?

2: SRA Commentary: The American Imperial Dollar

President Bush rang in the New Year changes with a huge tax cut package that was vintage Grand Old Party, with the emphasis on party. The critics predictably slammed it, therefore, characterising it as a giveaway to the rich.

3: The Real Deal: Felix Rohatyn's Financial Holocaust

The Real Deal is that we do not need to give more power and money to the people who are stealing our money and freedoms and promoting organized crime and warfare.

4: Humour: Guess Who's Leading George By The Nose

A bit of fun, courtesy of the fine folks at . Click on George’s nose to start George’s nose growing.

5: Kaminski: The World Can't Trust What America Says

The key to integrity, this old Mayan guy once told me, is admitting our faults. If we don't do that, our whole lives are built on a bed of lies. This is the United States of America 2003 version — built on a bed of lies and disintegrating all around ...

6: Scoop Images: Canberra’s Ring Of Fire From Space

In the images below of fires on the East Coast of Australia in Victoria and New South Wales were taken on the 21st UTC. The fire front is roughly 300km long. Canberra can be located roughly at the center of the C shaped fire formation in the center ...

7: Bill English's Unity And Development Speech

When other parties take up our principles it’s another victory in the war of ideas. But the New Zealand National Party is the only party able to make them the heart of government. Two burning issues will dominate this decade, not just for politicians, ...

8: John Kaminski: The System Can't Be Fixed

Our president is a criminal, if not surely guilty, at least chargeable for the following offenses: Military desertion, cocaine smuggling, conspiracy to destroy American landmarks, conspiracy to commit mass murder in New York, Washington, Pennsylvania and Afghanistan. ...

9: UQ Wire: John le Carré - USA Has Gone Mad

America has entered one of its periods of historical madness, but this is the worst I can remember: worse than McCarthyism, worse than the Bay of Pigs and in the long term potentially more disastrous than the Vietnam War.

10: A True ACT Victory in the War of Ideas

ACT New Zealand welcomes the National Party statement of principles as espoused by Leader Bill English today, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today.

11: Scoop Images: San Francisco’s 200,000 Finest

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12: Quieten Down Mallard

The Life Education trust, recently slated by Education Minister Trevor Mallard for accepting a $100,000 donation from a tobacco company, has been praised for its positive contribution to the health education of New Zealand primary school children, ACT ...

13: What’s the Minister hiding?

The National Party is questioning glowing new figures produced by the Associate Education Minister which he claims shows significant growth in Tertiary Education enrolments.

14: What price popularity, Bill?

Green MP Metiria Turei is accusing Bill English of using Maori in a cynical attempt to shore up his own flagging support.

15: Fay should be sent bill for rail

Matt Robson will deliver an invoice to the Louis Vuitton Media Centre at 2pm today to be passed on to Sir Michael Fay later today.

16: Scoop Images: A City Surrounded By Fire

A new web based imaging system for tracking Australian bush fires has recently been and the following pictures were obtained from it. The tool allows you to zoom in on a particular fire and area.

17: Silence Is Betrayal

A time comes when silence is betrayal. Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men [sic] do not easily assume the task of opposing their government's policy, especially in time of war. Nor does the human spirit move without great difficulty ...

18: US Will Not Release Vital Evidence Against Iraq

On December 19, UNMOVIC head Hans Blix declared that Iraq's final, all-inclusive weapons report had "obvious and serious omissions". A mere few minutes later, the Bush administration declared that Iraq was in "material breach due ...

19: Guest Opinion: The Awakening.. Jan 18

It was reported that some 500,000 gathered in D.C. today. I don't know about numbers, but I do know that pictures taken from a helicopter showed a sea of people forever and ever and ever!

20: Howard’s End: Has the Rule of Law Been Abandoned

The rule of law has been abandoned when so-called "civilised"countries unlawfully invade another or, domestically, when a reviewer of ACC decisions believes that just because something is not authrorised in the legislation it "is of no relevance." ...

21: Helmet Law Concerns Are Legitimate, Say Cyclists

The Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) today denounced reported criticism of anti-helmet-law campaigners, urging their opponents to "play the ball and not the person".

22: UQ Wire: There's Something Happening Here

Someone once said that convictions are tested not when things are easy, or when circumstances do not challenge the mettle of your beliefs. Convictions are tested when standing on your principles causes inconvenience and pain. If you are able to withstand the ...

23: Scoop Images: Peace Message From The Deep South

Today people from McMurdo Station in Antarctica joined with the millions of others around the world in calling for peace not war.

24: 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 ...

25: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

26: Tertiary Education Statistics

Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey is disputing claims by National MP Simon Power that he is withholding tertiary education statistics.

27: Dog bite case fuels call for ACC review

The Minister of ACC needs to urgently review the case of Christchurch 11-year-old Ryan Becker, who has been receiving compensation after being savaged by a vicious dog says National Party ACC spokesman Dr Paul Hutchison.

28: NZers not taking advantage of university education

The Association of University Staff [AUS] says that data on participation in tertiary education released by the Minister yesterday reflects a continued trend of little growth in students enrolling in university education – with most growth occurring ...

29: National Adopts Act Manifesto

News today that National has adopted all of ACT's key policies and values should confirm to all that Bill English is determined to condemn his party to being as irrelevant a minor opposition party in Parliament as the ACT Party already is, says Progressive ...

30: Possible Air NZ contract excellent for Canterbury

Local Wigram MP and Minister for Economic Development Jim Anderton today welcomed news that Air New Zealand's Engineering Services could potentially win a significant contract to service US Air Force Hercules.

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