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1: Scoop Archive: Scoop Links: CIA & Pentagon Push For Total Control

Below are a series of links to recent articles concerning the latest legal developments in the War on Terror on the U.S. home-front.

2: Chuckman Cartoon: George W. Christ

Cartoon Comment from John Chuckman. See also... William Rivers Pitt: George W. Christ?

3: US Colonel Admits 500 Tons of DU Were Used In Iraq

In three separate interviews a U.S. Special Operations Command Colonel admitted that the U.S. and Great Britain fired 500 tons of D.U. munitions into Iraq.

4: The Colonisation Of Iraq's Monetary System

They who control the credit of the nation direct the policy of governments, said Rt Hon Reginald McKenna (1928) – a former Chancellor of the Exchequer and one time director of the Bank of England. Today, such a claim is today highly relevant to ...

5: Why Did White House's Mitch Daniels Really Resign?

Well, well, well, Mitch Daniels may be the first Bush administration official to resign over allegations of insider trading. Yes, Karl Rove floated the story that Daniels is leaving to run for governor of Indiana, and that may be true in the end. ...

6: Scoop Links: CIA & Pentagon Push For Total Control

Below are a series of links to recent articles concerning the latest legal developments in the War on Terror on the U.S. home-front.

7: Media Critics Blast Iraq War Coverage

AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Two media critics have strongly criticised New Zealand and some global media coverage of the Anglo-American war on Iraq ‹ especially television ‹ describing it as biased and "failing spectacularly" to do its job.

8: Air Force Welcomes First Boeing 757

The Air Force takes an important step toward a modern air transport capability with the arrival of the first of two Boeing 757 aircraft at Wellington on Wednesday May 7 at 11:30am.

9: Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition

In this issue Some ruminations on military and trading battlefields in France in the wake of the Prime Minister's visit, Peter Walker's fascinating story of Ngatau Omahuru/William Fox and Elizabeth Rata's sternly Kantian retort to post-modernists ...

10: It is Time to End the Political Crisis in Haiti

Ambassador Peter DeShazo, U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States Remarks to the Permanent Council Special Session on Haiti Washington, DC April 29, 2003

11: 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.

12: Making the Military a Stage Prop for Politics

In my 50 years as a member of Congress, I have had the privilege to witness the defining rhetorical moments of a number of American presidents. I have listened spellbound to the soaring oratory of John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. I have listened grimly ...

13: Despite Hazards, American Forces Making Progress

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2003 – Despite a dangerous situation on the ground, American forces are overseeing tremendous humanitarian progress in Iraq.

14: William Rivers Pitt: George W. Christ?

We are talking about a man who wears masks for the sake of political opportunism, and to survive moments when he has to address himself in the bathroom mirror. Does this newest mask have George W. Bush taking on the mantle of Jesus Christ, Savior ...

15: Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer - May 6, 2003

MR. FLEISCHER: Good afternoon. The President began today with an intelligence briefing, followed by his FBI briefing. He had a meeting earlier today with the Secretary of State, and he made remarks to the Tax Relief Coalition about the importance of Congress ...

16: What Saddam Did to Iraq Is Heartbreaking, Rumsfeld

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2003 – The neglect and damage deposed dictator Saddam Hussein inflicted on Iraq and its people "is just heartbreaking," U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told reporters here today.

17: 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 ...

18: Questions For Oral Answer Thursday, 08 May 2003

1. STEPHEN FRANKS to the Associate Minister of Justice: Given the constitutional significance of abolishing the right of appeal to the Privy Council, does she support holding a referendum on the issue; if not, why not?

19: Babylon Express: Ask The Minister...

Got a problem? Need an official answer? Ask the Minister, for the official Government answer to your problem...

20: TUBE TALK: Everything comes to an end

When I was 10, I turned down Saturday morning piano lessons because they would interfere with my morning cartoon-watching regime. Years later, I still can’t read music, but I can recall every episode of The Muppets and Fraggle Rock ever made.

21: Roger Award: 2002 Winners Announced: Judges Report

The winners were announced at an Auckland event on the night of Friday May 2. The six finalists for 2002 were: Tranz Rail; Carter Holt Harvey; Novartis; Shell; Sky City Entertainment Group and Telecom.

22: UQ Wire: Patriot II - A Trial Balloon?

A Trial Balloon? - "Five to Ten Times Worse Than the Patriot Act" - Secret Bush Legislation Sent to Cheney, Hastert, Deepens Assault on Constitution

23: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 7 May 2003

1. Tranz Rail—Financial Assistance 2. Electricity—Supply 3. Workplace Learning Opportunities—Gateway Initiative 4. Home Detention—Reoffending 5. Attorney-General—Confidence 6. Teaching—Students of Diverse Backgrounds 7. Electricity—Contractors Federation 8. Youth—Government ...

24: James Addis Is Inside Iraq

World Vision correspondent, James Addis is now in Iraq, with an assessment team of World Vision aid experts. He filed this report:

25: Captions: The Mother Of All Photo Opportunities

We have had an outstanding reaction to our "Mother Of All Photo Opportunities" photo caption competition. A big thank you to all the readers who entered. Your wit and insight can be viewed below. To those whose entries are missing, remember this ...

26: John Kaminski: Horror In Your Own Home

This is a note to parents. You could consider it a warning, but it's really just a congratulatory note, reminding you what you have done to your children, by not paying sufficient attention to the world around you.

27: 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.

28: Clark ignored advice that military action legal

National has revealed the Prime Minister was advised that military action against Iraq by the United States was legal, despite her stand that a further United Nations resolution was needed.

29: Lord Cooke is wrong

"Lord Cooke is wrong. The last thing New Zealand needs is a Supreme Court with a licence to regard the Treaty of Waitangi as a living document, creating special rights for Maori that no one else has," according to National Party Leader Bill ...

30: 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.

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