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1: Raelians Help Gays, Lesbians Leave Catholic Church

Each year, Brazil's Catholic Church is losing millions of "faithfuls" because they prefer religions that are more suitable to their way of life. The Raelian Movement of Brazil commits to increase this bleeding by revealing one of the Church's best ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00107.htm


2: UN secures pact - rebels to allow aid into Liberia

With desperately needed food and medical supplies now trickling into Liberia's capital, Monrovia, the United Nations envoy for that country has secured a pact with the government and two main rebel factions to give humanitarian workers and organizations free and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00210.htm


3: Ahnuld, Lay, George Bush, Dick Cheney & Gray Davis

Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t talking. The Hollywood action film star and California’s GOP gubernatorial candidate in the state’s recall election has been unusually silent about his plans for running the Golden State. He hasn’t yet offered up a solution ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00114.htm


4: Annan welcomes Liberia peace accord

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the signing of a comprehensive peace agreement for Liberia and called on all parties to seize the opportunity to work together to restore peace and stability in the war-torn country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00212.htm


5: What Has Happened To The US Army In Iraq?

Recently there have been several reports of incidents in Iraq involving the killing of civilians by the US Army. There is no doubt that civilians are being killed in increasing numbers, and the matter of army involvement is apparently being investigated.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00123.htm


6: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

Go to Google , type "ROTK Trailer" into the box and click the "I am feeling lucky" button.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00004.htm


7: Top UN envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello killed

The top United Nations envoy in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, was killed today when terrorists blew up the UN headquarters in Baghdad, killing at least 14 others and injuring dozens more in what Secretary-General Kofi Annan denounced as an inexcusable ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00229.htm


8: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm


9: Return Of The King Trailer Is Here!

TheOneRing.net brings you this exclusive first look at THE RETURN OF THE KING! This file was sent to us by person or persons unknown, it shows 1:35 minutes in GLORIOUS quicktime a TON of shots from ROTK. Sam and Frodo in Moria, Pippin and Merry, Gandalf ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0307/S00126.htm


10: Jerusalem Segregation Wall HIts 1000s Palestinians

The Israeli government has issued land confiscation orders for a new segrgation wall, which confiscate and annex more Palestinian land to the unilaterally-declared capital of the Jewish state and will put some 50,000 Palestinians from the West Bank on the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00224.htm


11: alt-WTO: another world is possible

The weekend before the World Trade Organisation meets in Mexico, alt-WTO will be held in Wellington. alt-WTO is a gathering to introduce the issues surrounding the WTO, and encourage discussion of resistance and alternatives to the WTO, 'trade liberalisation', ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00115.htm


12: Burmese MP to speak Wed night

An exiled Burmese MP, Teddy Buri, arrived in New Zealand yesterday to seek this country's support for pressure on the Burmese military regime to release democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi and restore democracy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00108.htm


13: Cullen Superfund Is Designed To Lose $59 Billion

The debate on whether the New Zealand Superannuation Fund should invest 78% of its assets offshore as opposed to onshore misses two vital points critical to the success of it’s strategy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00139.htm


14: But Will Anderton Stop The National Bank Sale?

ACT New Zealand Associate Commerce Spokesman Stephen Franks today asked Progressive Leader Jim Anderton what he is doing to stop the sale of National Bank to Australians.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00401.htm


15: Jay Shaft: US And Terrorists Both Kill Civilians

When the U.S. kills civilians as part of a war they excuse it with the term "Collateral Damage" or "Incidental Casualties". When a terrorist group or rebel group kills civilians in a fight or bombing, the U.S. denounces it as terrorism and atrocities.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00151.htm


16: Crown letter the Ellis Jury never got to see

The children's names in the Zelas Letter have been changed to correspond with their identities in:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00118.htm


17: America Two Years After 911: 25 Things We Now Know

Last year, close to the time of the first anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks, I wrote ''Twenty Things We've Learned One Year After 9/11.'' Now we're approaching the second anniversary, and it's time for an update.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00130.htm


18: New Zealand Officer Injured In Baghdad Explosion

The Chief of Defence Force, Air Marshal Bruce Ferguson, today confirmed that NZ Army officer, Major Todd Hart, was injured in this morning’s explosion at UN headquarters in Baghdad.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00116.htm


19: Coddington To North Shore Business Women's Network

Recently I was reminded how the heavy hand of government policy impacts especially adversely on women. The National Council of Women presented their submission on the Holidays Amendment Bill to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00387.htm


20: USA: The threat of a bad example

"The very core of American history, law and culture condemns the ideas of punishment before trial, denial of due process and secret government by fiat... Who is an enemy combatant? Today, it can be anyone the president wants. And that is terrifying." ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00207.htm


21: White House Briefing, August 18, 2003

The blackout, DOE teams, Abraham/Canadian counterpart, sabotage attacks in Iraq, foreign terrorists, Libya, Proliferation Security Initiative, North Korea, tee ball, baseball

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00218.htm


22: Back To The Dark Days Of Unionism

Things have come to a pretty pass for New Zealand business when our liberty rests in the hands of Hon Jim Anderton. Alas, that appears to be the situation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00393.htm


23: Shareholders Advised To Accept United Milk Offer

The Board of Kapiti Cheeses Ltd announced today that it had reached substantive agreement on the terms of an offer by United Milk Ltd (UML) for the Company. The Kapiti Board is recommending acceptance by shareholders of an offer by UML to purchase ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00165.htm


24: Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!

In This Edition: Bigger Than Watergate! - How To Rig An Election In The United States - Fantasy vs Reality - How We Discovered The Backdoor - Evidence Of Motive - Evidence Of Opportunity - Evidence Of Method - Evidence Of Prior Conduct - Consistent Unexplained ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00064.htm


25: Al-Qaida Claims Responsibility For U.S.A. Blackout

This communiqué claiming to be from Al-qaida appeared on the Arabic on-line group Global Islamic Media, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/abubanan2/ who have published al-Qaida statements in the past. As always, we caution readers that the contents ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00237.htm


26: "Projects" a key climate change policy

"Projects to Reduce Emissions" are expected to be a significant source of early gains in reducing New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions, the Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change, Pete Hodgson, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00371.htm


27: Tino Rangatiratanga Movement Calls Direct Action

The proposals presented yesterday by the Crown over the Seabed and Foreshore can only be described as the continuation of thievery and greed by the Crown.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00114.htm


28: World Vision Commits Ethiopia Famine Crisis Funds

Caption: World Vision doctor, Dr Abele Bekera, examines Aster Belete, three years old, who arrived at the Feeding Centre three days before this photo was taken. She was semi conscious and is now alert. "It takes time for them to adapt to the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00205.htm


29: NEWSFLASH: This Is Not A Drill - Blaster Worm Link

If computer virus's are like earthquakes… then this one is of a new variety that has the potential to flatten several city blocks. Window's NT, 2000 and XP user's (And - yes that means you at home as well as at work.... )have till Saturday to either ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00090.htm


30: U.S. South Korea Madcap Sabre-rattling Denounced

Pyongyang - The dangerous large-scale "Ulji Focus Lens" joint military exercise started by the U.S. imperialists together with south Korea under the simulated conditions of an actual war against the north is a grave challenge and an unbearable ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00220.htm

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