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1: Saddam Flushed WMD Stash Down Toilet

Baghdad--Details of the former dictator's arrest reveal that in the final moments before a raid on his hideout, Saddam Hussein likely disposed of valuable evidence that would have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he possessed weapons of mass ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00142.htm


2: Questions & Answers For Oral Answer Tuesday

1. Dr DON BRASH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Do the comments made by the Hon Tariana Turia, in relation to management of the coast and sea, that “… there is no way that tangata whenua will ever give up our rights voluntarily, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00406.htm


3: Top 10 Comments Made By Saddam On Capture

Top 10 comments made by Saddam Hussein after his capture

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00152.htm


4: Images: Anna Kournikova Lauches the OMEGA Bijoux

Click for big version Anna Kournikova, styled as Marilyn Monroe, is overwhelmed with diamonds from OMEGA Bijoux collection at the Miljonair Exhibition in Amsterdam on 11 December 2003. The event marked the official launch of the OMEGA Bijoux collection ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0312/S00092.htm


5: How The US Armed Saddam Hussein With Chemicals

On August 18, 2002, the New York Times carried a front-page story headlined, "Officers say U.S. aided Iraq despite the use of gas".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00148.htm


6: Saddam Hussein Captured In Tikrit

British Prime Minister Tony Blair as confirmed Saddam Hussein has been captured in Tikrit, Iraq. Unconfirmed news broke late Sunday night (NZ Time) after Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani was quoted by the official Iranian news agency saying that the former ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00121.htm


7: Sierra Leone border patrols against infiltration

The United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) has stepped up around-the-clock air, land and river patrols along the West African country’s borders with Guinea and Liberia to prevent illegal infiltration resulting from efforts to disarm former ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00095.htm


8: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00211.htm


9: Foreshore And Seabed Policy – Mindless Mess

New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters described the foreshore and seabed policy announced today as “a mindless bureaucratic mess that appears to have learnt nothing from recent history”.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00410.htm


10: Foreshore & Seabed Announcement - Q & A

The ownership of the foreshore and seabed will be vested in all the people of New Zealand, except for those areas that are already in private title under the Land Transfer Act. The government will be responsible for managing and regulating it on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00423.htm


11: Holidays Bill passes into law

The Holidays Bill that gives four weeks annual leave to all New Zealanders was passed in Parliament today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00402.htm


12: Meditations (Politics): Evil Trying Evil

It was a hoot to watch the American media salivate over Saddam's capture. Acting as though their militarism and chauvinism have suddenly been vindicated, CNN, NBC, CBS, and ABC anchors could barely contain their macabre glee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00153.htm


13: 911 Victim Ellen Mariani Open Letter To The POTUS

This ''open letter'' is coming from my heart. I want you to know that I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat and that this is not an attempt to ''bash the Government''.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00262.htm


14: Public Address 17/12/03 - Approaching

You can expect the respective judgements on the government's long-delayed proposal on the foreshore and seabed issue today to vary so widely as to create the impression that they being ventured on completely different documents...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00155.htm


15: Nigerian President Obasanjo Gets UN Food Award

President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria today received the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Agricola medal from for his role in bringing peace and boosting agricultural and social development in Africa's most populous country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00106.htm


16: Scoop Link: TIME: Notes from Saddam in Custody

Saddam was asked whether Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. “No, of course not,” he replied, according to the official, “the U.S. dreamed them up itself to have a reason to go to war with us.” The interrogator continued along this line, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00145.htm


17: Crackdown on speeding and drink driving

Crackdown on speeding and drink driving as part of road safety strategy to cut road toll

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00395.htm


18: UQ Wire: We Caught The Wrong Guy

Saddam Hussein, former employee of the American federal government, was captured near a farmhouse in Tikrit in a raid performed by other employees of the American federal government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00137.htm


19: UQ Wire: 911 ''Coverup in Progress'' In Florida

FBI agents harassed and intimidated witnesses to the 9/11 terrorist conspiracy’s activities in Florida, issuing warnings to avoid talking with reporters, say current and former residents in Venice, Florida.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00144.htm


20: Guantanamo Prison: Outside the Rule of Law

The latest news from Guantanamo Bay is beginning to sound like a modern-day Simpsons’ episode.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00139.htm


21: Proposals are a Mess

It is ACT's strong view that the government's response to the foreshore issue has been wrong from day one, ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00412.htm


22: Felons, Drug Dealers & Uncertified BBV Systems

Bev Harris, author of Black Box Voting , and Andy Stephenson, Democratic candidate for Washington Secretary of State, have uncovered information that brings concerns about electronic voting to a new level. This information affects both optical scans ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00156.htm


23: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00221.htm


24: District Court judge appointed

Attorney-General Margaret Wilson today announced the appointment of Heemi Taumaunu, 36, as a District Court Judge. He will sit in Whangarei from 16 January.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00408.htm


25: Seabed and foreshore policy a great step forward

The Government's seabed and foreshore policy announcement today is a great step forward for race relations, Associate Maori Affairs Minister John Tamihere says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00411.htm


26: UN Radio Restoring Sovereignty to Iraqis is Urgent

Special Report: UN Secretary-General Says Greater Clarity Needed on UN's Role in Iraq

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00110.htm


27: 911 Victim’s Wife Files RICO Case Against GW Bush

Philip J. Berg, Esquire, announced today that he, attorney for Ellen Mariani, wife of Louis Neil Mariani, who died when United Air Lines flight 175 was flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9-11 at a news conference regarding the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00261.htm


28: Labour Looking More Like Dictators Every Day

Releasing three critical reports on the failure of CYF on the same day media attention will be focused on the important seabed and foreshore report - and when the House has already risen - highlights Labour's utter distain for the Parliamentary process, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00414.htm


29: Helen Clark - An exercise in relationship building

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the government’s policy proposal for the foreshore and seabed was about acting in the best interests of all New Zealanders.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00419.htm


30: Bush Press Conference On Iraq and Economy

The terrorists in Iraq remain dangerous. The work of our coalition remains difficult, and will require further sacrifice. Yet, it should now be clear to all, Iraq is on the path to freedom. And a free Iraq will serve the peace and security of America ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00099.htm

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