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1: All News Is Lies: A Falling-Out Among Thieves?

In the middle of the war in Iraq, the US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, did an extraordinary thing. He left Washington for a week to undertake a trip to Turkey, to Nato HQ in Brussels and…to Serbia. Can Belgrade really be on a strategic par with ...

2: Mapping the Real Deal: The American Tapeworm

By managing it’s hosts desire, a tapeworm manipulates its host to set aside self-interest and please its parasite. And so the tapeworm proceeds to consume its host’s energy and health, with the host doing most of the work.

3: Scoop Mystery: Inventing Private Lynch? Or Not…

Another day another inexplicable event on the world wide weirdness. This time we have the odd case of the prescient registration of an Internet Domain Name.

4: Glass factory closure spells end of car industry

Today’s announcement of the possible closure of the Pilkington automotive glass factory in Lower Hutt is a blow to the workers and the region, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.

5: Robert Brenner: Towards the Precipice

At 6 a.m. on 12 June 2002, four FBI agents barged into the SoHo loft of Samuel Waksal, the former CEO of the biotech company ImClone Systems Inc, and led him away in handcuffs: he was charged with insider trading. His father and daughter had dumped nearly 175,000 ...

6: Possum Bourne update - Tuesday

Medical staff at Dunedin General Hospital remain comfortable that Possum Bourne's condition is where they would expect it to be at this stage of his treatment.

7: Sean Corrigan: Consequences

Well, wouldn’t that be a turn up. Fancy the US turning its Weapon of Monetary Destruction – the Dollar – into the means by which Colin Powell’s dark mutterings about ‘consequences’ for the French would be rained upon the cowering Gallic poltroons.

8: Possum Bourne's Family Remain At His Side

Statement from Murray Brown, general manager of Possum Bourne Motorsport, on behalf of the Bourne family.

9: Zoom on Doom: Easy-to-find Nuclear Weapons Map

Since the US and the UK are having such a hard time finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, we thought we'd lend a hand by providing this easy guide to the nukes we know about.

10: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 01 May 2003

1. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister for Food Safety: What actions have been taken by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority and in the Ministry of Health in relation to the Pan Pharmaceutical products available in New Zealand?

11: Amir Butler: Islam is the Answer

In the immediate aftermath of September 11, Carly Fiorina, CEO of Hewlett-Packard, addressing an IT conference in Minnesota, extolled the importance of innovation and ideas to the technology industry she represents.

12: Deck of Cards Helps Identify Regime's Most Wanted

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2003 – Coalition forces in Iraq are using a specially created deck of 55 playing cards to identify the "most wanted" members of Saddam Hussein's regime.

13: Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq

The following feedback has been received from Scoop readers in response to our decision to publish graphic pictures from Al Jazeera showing the true horror of war.

14: Firas Al-Atraqchi: The Thieves of Baghdad

On February 27, 2003 U.S. President George Bush told the conservative American Enterprise Institute think tank, "We will seek to protect Iraq's natural resources from sabotage by a dying regime, and ensure those resources are used for the benefit of ...

15: The Role Of Media In The Second Gulf War

While preparing this morning for this talk I was listening to the latest radio news bulletins and reading this morning's paper, and I think we can now say with some confidence that the New Zealand media's focus on Iraq has come to an end. However ...

16: Supercomputer Weather: Hydro Lakes Rain Forecast

According to the latest NOAA Supercomputer forecast up to 60mm of precipitation will fall in the vicinity of the MacKenzie Basin in the South Island over the coming 24 hours. The Mackenzie Basin is the catchment area for the most significant Hydro storage ...

17: HARD NEWS 30/04/03 - Last For The Month

Wow, you *did* tell your friends - we picked up about 600 new users yesterday! Anyway, here's the last for April. Have a look.

18: Mapping the Real Deal: The Solari Solution

Holding the federal government accountable to obey the law and to obey the most basic principles of fiduciary management and Judeo-Christian stewardship sounds like a better plan to me than cutbacks, issuing IOUs and selling our drinking water and ...

19: Marc Grossman Interview by European Journalists

QUESTION: What's the meaning of the trip, which has been announced by Secretary Powell to Damascus? Do you know where it will happen and what will be the exact purpose of this trip?

20: May Day - Freedom for the Productive

"May Day is a day for all productive people to celebrate freedom," said Libertarianz Deputy Peter Osborne today. "A day to celebrate freedom, and yet to recognise how far away from real freedom we still are."

21: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 30 April 2003

1. Sentencing and Parole 2. Mental Illness—Information from Service Providers 3. Electricity—Supply 4. State Sector—Leadership Planning 5. Electricity—Dobson Hydro Scheme 6. Meridian Energy—Land Acquisition 7. Energy—Resource Management Act 8. Families ...

22: 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 ...

23: Possum Bourne update - Sunday

New Zealand's top rally driver Possum Bourne today remains in a serious but stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit of Dunedin Hospital, New Zealand, following a traffic accident on Friday.

24: SRA Commentary: A New Paradigm

"Then back it comes, what in the sun was written, Law and circumstance, each will is tried, All simply forced, by obligation; In the face of it, free will's tongue is tied. Man's heart forswears what most was loved by him, To iron "Must" ...

25: Kosovo: Minorities Are Prisoners In Their Home

Almost four years after the end of the war in Kosovo, minority communities are still at risk of ethnically motivated killings and assaults, Amnesty International said as it launched its report "Prisoners in our own homes": Amnesty International's ...

26: Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

27: Mind Control - By Who's Edict?

"Act MP Deborah Coddington's assertions on Trevor Mallard's cynical attempts to spend another $167 million more of stolen tax money on a patch up job is spot on. But her own ideas on what constitutes a decent education system are ill-conceived ...

28: Urgent Message From Roche Consumer Health

Auckland 29th April, 2003 - Roche Consumer Health (NZ) is the name behind some of the country’s most popular pharmaceutical brands including Berocca, Elevit, Redoxon, Supradyn, Aspro, Naprogesic and Cepacol. In the wake of the Pan Pharmaceuticals product ...

29: Images: Playing Card Deck Shows Way To Regime Cha

In the wake of the U.S.'s "pre-emptive" destruction of Iraq, her people, and her culture, the Trade Regulation Organization is issuing a "55 most wanted" playing-card deck ( similar to the one that the Pentagon issued two weeks ...

30: Pope Sketches Profile of Ideal Political Ruler

John Paul II sketched the profile of an ideal political ruler as presented in the Bible, underlining that his action should be governed by "moral integrity" and "commitment against injustice."

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