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1: Israeli Soldiers Force Palestinian to Drink Urine

GAZA - An Israeli newspaper revealed one more example of the sadistic treatment, Israeli soldiers extend to the Palestinian civilians, crossing the different checkpoints in the occupied Palestinian territories, after reporting a story about a Palestinian ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00237.htm


2: 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


3: 2 Voting Cos. 2 Brothers Will Count 80% of US Vote

Voters can run, but they can't hide from these guys. Meet the Urosevich brothers, Bob and Todd. Their respective companies, Diebold and ES&S, will count (using BOTH computerized ballot scanners and touchscreen machines) about 80% of all votes cast ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00233.htm


4: Scoop Images: Hurricanes Jeanne, Karl And Lisa

Following close in the wake of hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan, three new hurricanes - Jeanne, Karl and Lisa - are now meandering around the Atlantic Ocean and bringing a sense of unease to those living in coastal areas of the United States.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00243.htm


5: 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


6: 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


7: World Views Bush Admin. With Disdain And Fear

Much of the World Views Bush Administration Policies with Disdain and Fear - Interview with David Cadman, deputy mayor of the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00236.htm


8: Aurora Energy Has the Best Utility Web Site in NZ

Aurora Energy Has the Best Utility Web Site in Australia and New Zealand, According to Platts Study

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00277.htm


9: Scientists To Probe Seabed Treasures

New Zealand and American scientists set off this week on a three-week voyage on the deepwater research vessel Tangaroa to investigate submarine volcanoes in the Kermadec Arc, northeast of New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0409/S00069.htm


10: Kamala Sarup: UN To Mediate The Conflict In Nepal

Speaking to this scribe at New Jersey, The Peace Media Research Center's advisor Dr. Alok K. Bohara, said:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00282.htm


11: Calling For Breast-Cancer Volunteer Collectors

Volunteer Collectors are urgently needed between 11.00am & 1.30pm on Saturday 4th September to help raise money for breast cancer awareness at the 'Great Race' Gallagher Boathouse 8s.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0408/S00077.htm


12: In Tonga, The King Must Take Responsibility

AUCKLAND (Taimi 'o Tonga/Pacific Media Watch): Tonga¹s monarch King Taufa¹ahau Tupou IV must accept responsibility for his kingdom¹s intense political turmoil.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00260.htm


13: FAQs Re Light Engineer Group To Iraq

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding The Deployment Of The New Zealand Light Engineer Group To Iraq

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00218.htm


14: Iraq: Beheading Of Civilian Condemned

Amnesty International condemns in the strongest terms the abduction and beheading of an American civilian by an armed group, Muntada al-Ansar, in Iraq - a video of which was released yesterday. The organization is appalled by the public display ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00145.htm


15: Scoop Video Link: George W. Bush’s Big Pick

While we are addressing the subject of fingers, noses and so-called world leaders . Scoop’s editors would be remiss not to notify readers of perhaps the most famous nose pick in Internet history. A quick search of Google will show you just how much ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00046.htm


16: ''If You Harbor Terrorists, You Are a Terrorist''

While delegates to the GOP convention were congratulating themselves for their candidate’s tough stand against terrorism, the Bush administration was creating an international incident—little publicized in the United States—by harboring a notorious group of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00225.htm


17: 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


18: Satire: Bill Of Rights Authenticity In Question

Blogosphere-- Fresh on the heels of discrediting memos run by 60 Minutes regarding George W. Bush's service in the Air National Guard, web logs on conservative websites are now questioning the authenticity of another famous document.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00249.htm


19: Conference On Palestine - 59th UN General Assembly

''I'm having a good time,'' Bush said as he shook hands with Secretary-General Kofi Annan before the opening of the 59th session of the U.N. General Assembly where Iraq is expected to share the focus with other humanitarian concerns.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00247.htm


20: Four dominate at 2004 music awards

Scribe, Brooke, Hayley – the headlining acts of a new generation of local talent – and Dimmer reign supreme at the 2004 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0409/S00153.htm


21: Cleanest burning petrol available in Hawkes Bay

BP Ultimate’s higher octane rating improves power and performance and a special additive reduces carbon build-up in the engine and keeps injectors, inlet valves, carburetors and other fuel system components clean.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0409/S00071.htm


22: Stateside Restaurant Review - The NZer, Alameda

On account of a luncheon engagement, I dashed out the door before commenting that surely the W Ketchup thing is a complete hoax. The evidence is really on the web page where you can see the barcode label.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00226.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: Tamihere not going on Labour List

It's first past the post or not at all for Tamaki Makaurau MP John Tamihere in next year's general election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00470.htm


25: Sander Hicks Reviews The 9/11 Commission Report

IN THE RECENT documentary Outfoxed, media critic Robert McChesney suggests right-leaning news outlets like Fox News are worse than the Stalinist-era propaganda. At least in Soviet Russia, he says, people knew they were getting the official party line.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00248.htm


26: UQ Wire: BushCheney Testimony Before 911 Comission

Chairman Kean: The Commission will come to order. Welcome, Mr. President and Mr. Vice President. Although, per our agreement, you are not being placed under oath, we expect that your testimony will consist only of the truth. The Commission and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00227.htm


27: Pioneer Launches A First For NZ

Self-employed New Zealanders will now be able to access a loan with unmatched flexibility and qualifying criteria following Pioneer Mortgage Services launch of its "Express Home Loan" product range.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00290.htm


28: NZ becomes party to UN mercenaries convention

Foreign Minister, Phil Goff, formally deposited New Zealand’s instrument of accession to the Mercenaries Convention in New York today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00474.htm


29: Full Coverage: Nicolas Berg Beheading

Firas Al-Atraqchi: Zarqawi Be Damned - Nicholas Berg screamed. He screamed when he saw the sword brandished in the hands of one of his captors. He screamed when he was pushed down on the ground and his held pulled back, ready for the slaughter. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00151.htm


30: Ernest Partridge: Symbionts And Parasites

For more than two hundred years, the American republic has grown and flourished – politically free and economically prosperous – as its component institutions and social classes have worked cooperatively to the advantage of all.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00246.htm

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