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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: UQ Wire: Sibel Edmonds Letter To Thomas Kean

It has been almost three years since the terrorist attacks on September 11; during which time we, the people, have been placed under a constant threat of terror and asked to exercise vigilance in our daily lives.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00012.htm


3: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 11 August 2004

1. Te Puni Kôkiri—Mâori Party 2. Immigrants—“Sweatshop” Operations 3. Community Employment Group—Future 4. Economy—Reports 5. Community Employment Group—Fraudulent Use of Grants Question No. 6 to Minister 6. Employment—Job Creation 7. Christchurch Polytechnic ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00220.htm


4: Bush Nominates Porter Goss as Director of CIA

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all for coming. I'm pleased to announce my decision to nominate Congressman Porter Goss as the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Porter Goss is a leader with strong experience in intelligence and in the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00087.htm


5: Michael Moore's Media Critics Are The Liars

Most commentators in the Australian corporate media, whether the unashamedly hard-right terriers of the Murdoch empire or the “liberal” chihuahuas of the Fairfax press, have subjected Michael Moore's film Fahrenheit 9/11 to relentless attack.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00122.htm


6: Investitures: Penny Jamieson & Rosemary Horton

12 August 2004 The Rt Rev Dr Penny Jamieson receives the honour of Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit from the Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Wellington today. The ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00126.htm


7: Manuel Valenzuela: The Ghost Of Orwell Is Upon Us

A rather sad state of affairs has risen out of the propaganda-laced, nationalism-spewing, draped-in-the flag-espousing and testosterone-filled Democratic National Convention that would have made Joseph Goebbels proud.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00120.htm


8: Images: Departing LOTR Stars Meet Their Planes

The Lord of the Ring's stars come face to face with themselves on the side of Air NZ planes as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00024.htm


9: Questions for Oral Answer As At 12 August 2004

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Has the Government got any concerns about the manner and details relating to the sale of Powerco; if so, what are they?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00230.htm


10: National's Climate Policy: by George W Bush?

The National Party's anti-climate change policy is an embarrassment to New Zealanders, who would be excused for confusing National's policies with those of George Bush. In a world where climate change is already impacting real people in real ways and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00111.htm


11: UQ Wire: Timeline of Terror Alerts (Updated)

Note how the terror alerts relate to the news headlines of the days immediately prior to that very alert. I think it's very easy to see a pattern recurring.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00110.htm


12: Politically Manipulative & Totally Incompetent

The administration's recent exposure of the mole inside al Qaeda -- an incredible fubar accomplishment -- highlights what happens when everything is run by the political arm. To have sunk to such a nadir of faith in the honesty of the president's men ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00126.htm


13: UQ Wire: Michel Chossudovsky - Political Deception

Was it an ‘intelligence failure’ to give red carpet treatment to the ‘money man’ behind the 9-11 terrorists, or was it simply ‘routine’

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00011.htm


14: Public Address 12/08/04 - Lurid

I had already figured that the jury in the David McNee case probably wouldn't be able to agree that there was murderous intent in the hail of blows that killed him, and so it transpired...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00124.htm


15: Film Review: John Pilger Examines War on Terror

''Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror,'' is a film about the history of recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00127.htm


16: Wisconsin, Setting The Standard For Welfare Reform

“Newman Online” Weekly commentary by Dr Muriel Newman MP Wisconsin – Setting The Standard For Welfare Reform

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00229.htm


17: No place for 'tikanga Maori' in Building Bill

National Party Associate Local Government spokeswoman Sandra Goudie is questioning why 'tikanga Maori' is relevant to solving the leaky buildings crisis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00221.htm


18: UQ Wire: Atta & The Disappearing Helicopters

FIFTEEN MONTHS before the 9/11 attack a 26-year old Moroccan man whose name and multiple aliases appear on numerous terrorist watch lists started a company in Florida a man who is today the Chief Military Attaché for the Moroccan Embassy in Washington, DC.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00112.htm


19: 385 MW Power Station to go ahead

Genesis Energy's announcement of go ahead for 385 MW plant welcomed

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00237.htm


20: Tony Ellis an Embarrassment to Liberty

Libertarianz leader Bernard Darnton is appalled by the weasel-worded backsliding of Council for Civil Liberties President Tony Ellis. Ellis suggested that holocaust-denier David Irving should be allowed to come to New Zealand but that he shouldn't "indulge ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00112.htm


21: Greg Palast: Venezuela Gets The Florida Treatment

Hugo Chavez drives George Bush crazy. Maybe it's jealousy: Unlike Mr. Bush, Chavez, in Venezuela, won his Presidency by a majority of the vote.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00116.htm


22: Debilitating Skin Disease In Afghanistan

With an epidemic of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Afghanistan threatening to escalate out of control without immediate action, the United Nations health agency today launched an emergency campaign combining drug treatment and insecticide-treated nets to curb ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00078.htm


23: 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


24: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 12 August 2004

1. Powerco—Sale Question No. 2 to Minister 2. Community Employment Group—Beneficiaries Question No. 1 to Minister 3. Community and Primary Health Care—Advice to Ministers 4. Tertiary Education—Community Education Funding 5. Floods—Government Assistance ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00249.htm


25: Feathers Fly In NZ Duvet Industry

Dunedin Bedding Firm Supports Today’s Commerce Commission Investigation, But Calls For Tougher Action With Fill Weight

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00154.htm


26: Goff names new Ambassador to Poland

New Zealand’s new Ambassador to Poland will be career diplomat Philip Griffiths, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00232.htm


27: Eco-Economy: Till Debt Us Do Part?

Student loans are $7 Billion and rising, as the debt clock ticks on like a time bomb. The University of Canterbury Students’ Association launched its ‘debt clock’ in May 2002. The clock started at around $5 Billion, has now passed $7 Billion, and is ticking ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00125.htm


28: CIA Nominee's Dubious Links To The Terror Network

Following George Tenet's resignation as Director of Central Intelligence at the CIA, the Bush administration immediately pointed to Rep. Porter Goss, as its handpicked nominee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00043.htm


29: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 10 August 2004

1. Mayors Task Force for Jobs—Government Initiatives 2. Mâori Party—Public Service Resources 3. Economic Growth—Labour Constraints Question No. 4 to Minister 4. Resignation—Community Employment Group Northern Regional Manager 5. Packaging Accord—Effectiveness 6. Powerco—Sale

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00192.htm


30: Free Expression: How Free Should Speech Be?

We are separated from other species of animal by one thing. We are not the biggest, the fastest or the strongest. We have the ability to think. Each of us has the ability to consider, to ponder, to imagine, the ability to reflect, to believe, to judge. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00110.htm

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