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Dates: 06/Feb/2003

1: BREAKING NEWS: Voting System Integrity Flaw

Yesterday, technicians of the company that supplied voting machines for the surprising 2002 results in the state of Georgia, admitted to a file-sharing system that amounts to a colossal security flaw.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00036.htm


2: Scoop Images: Get Your Deception Dollars Today!

Click on the green folding below ( http://www.delcanton.com/otherprod/deceptiondollars.asp ) to order your own deception dollars. Deception Dollars were reputedly a huge hit during the Jan 18th demonstrations in Washington D.C. and San Francisco at the weekend.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00105.htm


3: US Space Shuttle Columbia Explodes Over Texas

Breaking News: NASA declared an emergency in the early hours of Sunday morning New Zealand time after the space shuttle Columbia exploded over Texas. The Shuttle was on a descending heading toward Florida where it was scheduled to land.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00004.htm


4: Confronting the Empire - Noam Chomsky Speech

We are meeting at a moment of world history that is in many ways unique – a moment that is ominous, but also full of hope. The most powerful state in history has proclaimed, loud and clear, that it intends to rule the world by force, the dimension in which ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00032.htm


5: Sludge Report #147: Sludge Gets Psy-oped!

In This Edition: Feeling Confused Yet? - 122 Pages Of Carefully Fabricated Crypto-BS - Sludge Gets Psy-oped! -Col. Flagg’s Perspective – Forensic Advice Invited

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00141.htm


6: Gush Shalom On Colin Powell’s Speech

Powell spoke, and included in his speech some important elements - about what the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is about and how a solution should look - not explicitly expressed before by a representative of the US administration.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00152.htm


7: Security Council Members Call For More Inspections

Two powerful UN Security Council members, China and France have called for more weapons inspections in Iraq and that a diplomatic solution be found to the USA's resolve to occupy Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00060.htm


8: 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


9: UQ Wire: Kaminski's Best 9/11 Sites — 4th Edition

If you were to read every story on every website mentioned in this post, we wouldn't hear from you for years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00024.htm


10: Words On Columbia's Fiery Destruction

Is the shuttle program has much to do with space exploration. The program's main focus has always been the military exploitation of earth orbit with a few interesting civilian matters thrown in to help hold the public's imagination and support.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00039.htm


11: Heavy Rhetoric, Wishful Thinking and Hydrogen Cars

A Response to the US President's State of the Union Address: I listened to the President’s State of the Union address with growing boredom and a sense that I was being duped. Rather than talk about the state of the union, which would be delving in depth on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00037.htm


12: 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


13: An Open Letter to the U.N. about Colin Powell

An Open Letter to the U.N. about Colin Powell By Dennis Hans February 4th 2003

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00029.htm


14: Stateside With Rosalea: Huiaroha

I beg your indulgence again, for my yearly ex-pat homily on Waitangi Day. If nothing else it'll make a bit of light relief on a day that radio commentators introducing Colin Powell's address to the UN Security Council said will determine the relationship ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00038.htm


15: UQ Wire: America, Are You Ready for This War?

For the sake of argument, let's say that Saddam Hussein does indeed have chemical and biological weapons somewhere in Iraq. (Leave off the nukes, as the IEIA has bluntly stated that no such program or weapon exists in Iraq) Hussein is and has always been ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00030.htm


16: Howard’s End: Maori are Right, NZ's Media Flawed

Maori elders are right, mainstream media and politicians pay lip service to the Treaty of Waitangi with no-one asking the fundamental question - if the Magna Carta, an English Constitutional document, can be enshrined into our New Zealand law as recently ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00040.htm


17: Sweden Offers Free-speech Refuge To U.S. Officials

STOCKHOLM - Blaine Williams hasn't stopped grinning since he arrived in Sweden two weeks ago. Several times a day he'll approach a complete stranger, offer a handshake and a smile, introduce himself as a former CIA analyst from America, and proceed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00082.htm


18: USA Wont Allow Saddam To Possess "Weapons"

Video and Text Coverage: Powell - The USA "will not - we cannot - run that risk to the American people. Leaving Saddam Hussein in possession of weapons of mass destruction for a few more months or years is not an option. Not in a post-September 11th world."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00049.htm


19: Scoop Interactive: Heads Of Domination Captions

"Throughout the 20th century, small groups of men seized control of great nations, built armies and arsenals, and set out to dominate the weak and intimidate the world. In each case, their ambitions of cruelty and murder had no limit. Now, in this century, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00031.htm


20: Give Waitangi Back To People Says Peters

Rt Hon Winston Peters and other New Zealand First MPs will attend Treaty celebrations at Waitangi tomorrow.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00069.htm


21: Iraq: A Way Out?

Iraq: A Way Out? Tony Blair is clearly aware that a solution to the crisis with Iraq is intricately tied up with the impasse in the Middle East and the plight of the Palestinians. That problem however is going to take time to resolve, and in the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00033.htm


22: Powell’s Addresses the U.N. Security Council

US Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Addresses the U.N. Security Council - POWELL: This council placed the burden on Iraq to comply and disarm and not on the inspectors to find that which Iraq has gone out of its way to conceal for so long. Inspectors ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00048.htm


23: US fails to make case for war

Green Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke has today condemned Helen Clark for giving credence to US Secretary of State Colin Powell's presentation to the Security Council.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00074.htm


24: Youth statistics bolster decriminalisation cause

Disproportionate criminalisation of NZ youth is being linked to NZ’s international high ranking in youth suicide, juvenile crime and teen pregnancy (amongst other things) by Christchurch social policy reform activists, the Mild Greens.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00042.htm


25: Be Radical; Look At The Treaty On Waitangi Day

For me, as ACT's Treaty and Maori Affairs Spokesman, today is a day of reflection. I will go to look at the original signed Treaty, on display just for today, here in Wellington, ACT Treaty Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00072.htm


26: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

A Solution To The Iraq Crisis – Not Exile, Retirement - Helen Clark Take A Stand On US-Led-War: Greenpeace - World Vision Reports on Child Victim Impact of Approaching War - Noam Chomsky Confronts The Empire - Required Reading For UN Security Council ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00035.htm


27: Satellite Images: Iraq Bathed In A Winged Cloud

Image taken by the NASA MODIS satellite Terra 01/28/03 07:50 UTC

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00148.htm


28: Initial Security Council Reactions to US Address

Blix: No Signs of Mobile Labs Detected - Also: China Calls for a Political Settlement - Chief UN weapons inspector Hans Blix told reporters that his inspectors had not detected any mobile labs moving weapons of mass destruction.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00051.htm


29: A Letter From Baghdad

From 3rd- 8th January 2003 a group of NGO representatives and former UN officials was able to meet with cabinet ministers in Baghdad including Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz, Foreign Minister Nagi Sabri and Oil Minister Amer Mohammed Rashid, as ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00043.htm


30: Dr Scilla Elworthy's Baghdad Diaries

Queen Shebad - “the famous ivory and gold statue of the exquisite young woman with a crown of gold stars who reigned here hundreds of years before Christ and looks so modern she could be on the cover of Vogue.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00034.htm

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