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Scoop Top 30 Weekend Ratings


Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: German Documentary On Unansweredquestions.Org

A German TV documentary: "Aktenzeichen 11.9. ungelöst" (File 9/11 unsolved) will be broadcast on Friday, June 20th, 2003, 23.00 h MEST Middle European Summertime in the WDR (Westdeutsche Rundfunk, see website below).

2: UQ Wire: The Propaganda Preparation for 9/11

In the immediate aftermath of the destruction of the World Trade Center, the finger of guilt was directed toward the only plausible author for such a sophisticated and ruthless act of terror - Osama bin Laden.

3: Did TV3 Suggest Bush is a Professional Fascist?

A Scoop reader has asked if anyone has a screen-shot of TV3 news where a photograph of U.S. President George Bush was thought to be captioned: “Professional Fascist”. All responses to

4: An Emerging EU Superpower & the U.S Cold-War Clash

A power confrontation between the EU and USA looms. Is the stoush just Washington demanding compliance from a former subservient diplo-partner? Or is this the emergence of a new world superpower, the inauguration of a 21st Century Cold War Clash?

5: Top 10 Signs Your 'Father' Might Be A Lesbian

1. He watches the BBC news with Anita McNaught on the off chance that "her marriage is a sham and she might yet become available".

6: Security Response: W32.Bugbear.B@mm - SEVERE

W32.Bugbear.B@mm is a variant of W32.Bugbear@mm (originally discovered and named in the Sydney Symantec Security Response Centre in October 2002) and appears to be spreading quickly.

7: Indonesia Atrocities in Aceh Journalist in Danger

June 19, 2003 ‹ The U.S.-based Indonesia Human Rights Network (IHRN) today called upon the Indonesian government to respect freedom of the press, ensure the safety of journalists and human rights workers working in Aceh, and to end harassment and ...

8: Rep. Henry Waxman: Forged Evidence

Dear Dr. Rice: Since March 17, 2003, I have been trying without success to get a direct answer to one simple question: Why did President Bush cite forged evidence about Iraq's nuclear capabilities in his State of the Union address?

9: Scoop Archive: German Documentary On Unansweredquestions.Org

A German TV documentary: "Aktenzeichen 11.9. ungelöst" (File 9/11 unsolved) will be broadcast on Friday, June 20th, 2003, 23.00 h MEST Middle European Summertime in the WDR (Westdeutsche Rundfunk, see website below).

10: Sludge Report #152: George W's Revisionist History

In This Edition: Just Whose Revisionist History Is That George? - Revisionist History Is Code For Holocaust Denial - And Does George Really Want To Remind Us About The Holocaust? - Why Then Would Bush Risk Such An Association?

11: Employers at risk of copyright breaches

Following a highly successful New Zealand Music Month, the local recording industry is reminding employers of their obligations to ensure staff do not use work computers to infringe copyright.

12: Adapting Central American Security Structures

Daniel W. Fisk, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Remarks to the Center for Strategic and International Studies Washington, DC June 18, 2003

13: English backflips puzzle Dunne

United Future leader Peter Dunne, who chairs Parliament's foreign affairs, defence and trade select committee, said today he was bewildered at National leader Bill English's latest comments on trade and foreign policy.

14: Bush Fronts on Medicare, Iraq Iran and Middle East

Mr. President, Tony Blair is in a bit of trouble at home. He's got a couple of ex-cabinet officials contending he may have exaggerated information on weapons of mass destruction. He stood by you. Do you plan on saying anything to back him up at home?

15: UN: 'fragile' situation in Guinea-Bissau

The United Nations Security Council today expressed concern over the fragile political situation in Guinea-Bissau and urged the country's leaders and the international community to work more purposefully together to ensure humanitarian and peace-building ...

16: Symposium On African's Displaced Persons Opens

Un Refugee Agency Chief Opens Symposium On African's Displaced Persons The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Ruud Lubbers, today opened an international symposium in Tokyo on the refugee crisis in Africa, where nearly 4.6 million people ...

17: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Gospel Versus Garbage

North American media have recently embarked on another search for the holy journalistic grail in their questioning of the gathered intelligence on Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) - or lack thereof. Very strange.

18: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

19: Foreshore access birthright of all NZers

The Appeal Court decision delivered yesterday regarding the Maori claim to the foreshore and seabed is a very narrow decision, Associate Maori Affairs Minister John Tamihere says.

20: Opposition hypocritical over customary rights

“The hypocrisy of the opposition, over the customary rights of tangata whenua, is quite alarming,” said Associate Maori Affairs Minister Tariana Turia.

21: Colin L. Powell Press Briefing Dhaka, Bangladesh

FOREIGN MINISTER MORSHED KHAN: Thank you very much. Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and the media. It is my great pleasure to welcome my very good friend, Secretary of State Colin Powell, in our midst this afternoon. His visit to Bangladesh is more ...

22: Scoop Images: The Road To Heaven

The photos below were taken at 5.15pm just as the sun was sinking behind the Ohau mountain range. The cloud formation and the setting sun created this wonderful assortment of colours that would be near on impossible to reproduce.

23: Scoop Link: Galloway Not In Clear Yet, Telegraph

"What's happening with George Galloway, then?" people ask me, and I find that many of them think that The Daily Telegraph has long since received a libel writ from the Labour MP. This is not surprising, for in the two months since we published official ...

24: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Disturbance Abounds In Lead-Up To EU/US Summit - UQ Wire: The mystery surrounding the death of John O'Neill - St Molesworth - Bryce Edwards: Did Circumstances Push ACT Into Bending The Rules - Naked In Nuhaka: Matariki In Wairoa - Howard's End: ...

25: An Open Letter to President George W. Bush

We are pleased to know that you support the right of students to obtain a university education free from government constraints, and we applaud your support for students' freedom of expression. We hope that the comments you made this week about Iranian ...

26: Is This A Property Bubble And Will It Burst?

Is This A Property Bubble And Will It Burst? Nz$31 Billion Man To Give Answers

27: Peace Movement Aotearoa What’s On Where Listings

~ International Days of Action Against War - there are currently no international days of action as such scheduled until September; national events on soon in the US and Britain are: * 21 June - Stop the War Coalition Activists Conference in London, ...

28: Scoop Link: CSM - Galloway Papers Deemed Forgeries

Galloway papers deemed forgeries Iraq experts, ink-aging tests discredit documents behind earlier Monitor story. By staff writers of The Christian Science Monitor from the Friday June 20, 2003 edition For Full Story see…

29: Statement By Japan Whaling Commission

The International Whaling Commission’s 55th annual meeting in Berlin will be remembered for further strengthening the polarization within the IWC and provoking nations seeking to resume harvesting of abundant whales for food to explore other means to achieve ...

30: An American And Two Europeans Arrested In Laos

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Two European journalists said they were arrested in Laos with an American pastor after Lao troops killed an ethnic Hmong guerrilla in a jungle ambush, according to a Canadian teacher who met them near the scene.


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