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1: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm


2: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 16 June 2004

1 Beauty Products—Registration and Labelling 2 Immigration Service—Confidence 3 Nuclear-free New Zealand—Ship Visits Legislation 4 Nuclear-free New Zealand—Ship Visits 5 Taxation—Marginal rates for Middle-income Families 6 Research, Science and Technology—Budget 2004 7 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00242.htm


3: Image: 42 Below Vodka Issues A Retraction

Click on the image to view a version big enough to read the writing. Click for big version

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00229.htm


4: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00234.htm


5: Haiti: Another Failed Washington Regime Change

• On Sunday, June 20, a U.N. peacekeeping mission led by Brazil will take over command authority in Haiti from U.S. forces, which have witnessed an alarming deterioration of the political and economic situation on the island in recent weeks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00169.htm


6: UQ Wire: 9/11 Commission Outline of the 9/11 Plot

We are fortunate to have had access to the fruits of a massive investigative effort by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies, as well intelligence collection and analysis from the Central Intelligence Agency, the National ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00195.htm


7: Africa: unending plight of child soldiers

As Africa observes the Day of the African Child, as many as 120,000 children under 18 years old, some as young as eight, may be compelled to spend the day as child soldiers across the continent, Amnesty International said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00194.htm


8: A Chance To Meet Mary-Kate And Ashley In LA

The ZM radio network in association with the mary-kateandashley brand is searching for New Zealand's biggest Mary-Kate and Ashley fan! The winner and two companions will get to meet the most famous teenagers on the planet in their home city, Los ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00118.htm


9: Sandline Mercenaries Operating In Iraq

PORT MORESBY (The National Online/Pacific Media Watch): Lieutenant-Colonel Tim Spicer, the Sandline mercenary of the Bougainville crisis fame of 1997, has resurfaced in Baghdad, Iraq, to head what is undisputedly the biggest private army in the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00187.htm


10: Ronald Reagan: A Legacy Of Crack And Cheese

The mainstream media spent an entire week mythologizing Ronald Wilson Reagan. Why did the corporate for- profit media spend so much time creating a cult of personality around a former President with an estimated 105 IQ?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00155.htm


11: Public Address 17/06/04 - Not A Freakin' Clue

Could National's families spokesman Judith Collins please refrain from going to the media until she has a freakin' clue what she's on about? She was on Morning Report today declaring that the Civil Union Bill ''takes away the choice'' of couples as ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00156.htm


12: GPJA #62: All Out June 30 To Demand Troops Out Now

ALL OUT JUNE 30 TO DEMAND "TROOPS OUT NOW" - ASSEMBLE 5PM WED JUNE 30 US CONSULATE, CUSTOMS ST Please help advertise/join the international protest on June 30 to demand all foreign troops OUT NOW. June 30 is the date when the fake Iraqi authority is ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00169.htm


13: Dire Situation For Women, Children In South Sudan

A girl born in southern Sudan is 10 times more likely to die in childbirth or pregnancy than to complete primary school, a new study by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shows as it observes Day of the African Child today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00189.htm


14: William Rivers Pitt: Nuremberg Revised

The document is titled 'Standards of Conduct for Interrogation under U.S.C. 2340-2340A.' It is a memo dated August 1, 2002, and was written at the specific request of Alberto R. Gonzales, Counsel to the President of the United States of America.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00139.htm


15: Public Address 16/06/04 - On Morality

Q: Why did the neocons lie? A: Because their in-house philosopher declared that it was not only permissible but necessary to mislead the "unintelligent majority". I had been vaguely aware of the late Leo Strauss, of the University of Chicago, but ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00144.htm


16: Sneering MPs insult the issue and insult women

Green MP Sue Kedgley said today the sneering of male politicians in the House yesterday at proposals to introduce cosmetic regulations and mandatory labelling was a classic example of the trivialisation of women's issues by male MP's.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00260.htm


17: Tax increases for most taxpayers from ACT

United Future’s revenue spokesman, Gordon Copeland, today claimed that a majority of taxpayers will pay more, rather than less, tax if ACT’s 20% flat tax proposal is adopted.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00241.htm


18: Poem: Ask Palestine if Israel is Anti-Semitic

Israel is a terrorist : State run by a terrorist : Government with liberty : And justice for Jews : Of northern European : Origin sophisticated : In torture tactics : Winning wide-spread : Support from a people : Terrorized into believing : Today ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00154.htm


19: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 17 June 2004

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Education: Does he stand by his answer to written question number 1735 (2004), that if the ethnicity factor of school decile-funding was replaced, "differences would be minor"; if not, why not?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00256.htm


20: Steve Weissman: Torturing Mr. Bush

Should George W. Bush lose his bid for re-election this November, historians will find a major cause in the flood of pornographic photographs that show American soldiers torturing and sexually humiliating naked Iraqis. How will publishers of sanitized ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00145.htm


21: Crimes Tribunal Dismisses Milosevic Acquittal Bid

The United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia today dismissed a legal motion to acquit former Yugoslav President Slobodan Miloševic of charges of genocide and other crimes against humanity after finding there is enough evidence ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00202.htm


22: Major Reconfiguration Of Airbus A340-300 Fleet

Emirates Airline engineers have successfully completed one of the most ambitious and extensive aircraft reconfiguration projects they have ever undertaken.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00223.htm


23: UQ Wire: Ashcroft Faces Prison Over 9/11 Cover-Up

Two whistleblowers stood side by side before a courthouse in Washington, D.C. on Monday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00152.htm


24: Scoop Archive: Top 10 Things You Never Knew About Mohamed Atta

The truth which no one dares speak of is that as we approach the third anniversary of the Sept 11 attack there has still been no official investigation into the murders of 3000 people that day...at least no investigation to which the American people ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/52/24/200406101523.03f7809a.html


25: US State Dept Human Trafficking Report Misleading

A United States State Department report that makes references to trafficking of persons in New Zealand is creating a misleading impression, says Foreign Minister Phil Goff.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00243.htm


26: UQ Wire: William Rivers Pitt - Nine Eleven

Everyone has a story. My friend Doris has two stories. The first is about a woman she knew who ran out of the Towers, but then realized a co-worker was still upstairs. She ran back into the building to get him.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00159.htm


27: Wireless Broadband Market: Hype Or Reality?

The Wireless broadband allows new operators to avoid the stranglehold that the incumbent carrier has on the local access market. As the telecoms market is rapidly moving in the direction of broadband, the stakes are much higher than simple telephone calls. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0406/S00042.htm


28: New Zealand must wake up to marriage

A new book by the Maxim Institute reveals why we must halt the decline of marriage in New Zealand which would accelerate if the Civil Union legislation is passed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00173.htm


29: Eco-Economy: Dr Cullen Wants Financial Reform

One of the main problems with interest rates is that the impact of interest-bearing debt on inflation isn't directly measured.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00157.htm


30: Craig Norgate Speech NZ Agritech

New Zealand has a unique place in the world of agriculture, with strong natural advantages, a respected knowledge and science base, a reputation for quality products, and wide-ranging and effective trade networks. Nevertheless, we face a range of issues that we must ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00224.htm


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