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


1: Sludge Report #118 – Airways, Airplanes, Feedback

In This Edition: Earning More Than The PM: Why? - The Problem Is Plane(s) - Feedback: Petals Of Praise – Feedback: Inside the Pro-GE Lobby...That's It?

2: Who Do New Zealanders Trust?

Firefighters are now New Zealanders’, most trusted professionals and politicians are the least trusted, according to the second Reader’s Digest survey on most trusted brands, institutions and professions.

3: DHMO Email To Sue Kedgley’s Office + Response

Thanks for your email regarding DHMO. I know Sue would be absolutely supportive of the campaign to ban this toxic substance in NZ. Unfortunately, the reality is that she is working on many such issues, and there are only so many hours in the day!

4: UN News: Israel, Aghanistan, Ireland & East Timor

HEADLINES: - Annan urges Israel to halt strikes in West Bank - Air strikes against Afghan city of Herat send civilians fleeing, UN reports - UN food agency signs new accords to provide aid throughout Afghanistan - Annan hails Irish Republican Army ...

5: Scoop Feedback: Kiwi Bashing Shows Frustration

In This Edition: Kiwi Bashing Shows Frustration - Quick (one-question) Political Scholastic Aptitude Test - Its Official: We're Mates With US Again

6: Sigh

Though reluctant to engage in puerile games, Sue Kedgley responds to Nick Smith's 'statement' today titled 'Greens oppose water!':

7: Greens Support Ban On Water!

"The Green Party's support for a ban on water in New Zealand shows how naïve and unscientific the Greens are and illustrates why the Government should ignore their extreme views to ban genetic technologies from New Zealand", says National's ...

8: Lindsay Perigo: Two Of The Best

There is nothing about the War on Terrorism that justifies or necessitates emulating the Taleban's denial of freedom of speech. On the contrary, there is everything about this war that necessitates the upholding of that freedom.

9: New York's One Liberty Plaza Collapses

One Liberty Plaza in World Trade Center complex has collapsed, the fourth building to be destroyed following yesterday's terrorist attacks on the USA.

10: America's Pipe Dream - The Struggle for Oil

"Is there any man, is there any woman, let me say any child here", Woodrow Wilson asked a year after the First World War ended, "that does not know that the seed of war in the modern world is industrial and commercial rivalry?".

11: US State Department Comments On Israel Violence

- Powell Urges Israelis, Palestinians to Reduce Violence - Boucher Calls for Israelis, Palestinians to Lower Tensions

12: Opinion: US Foreign Policy A Barrier to Democracy

The catastrophic attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have raised several questions about Islam and militant Muslims. The chief among them are, why are some Muslims so angry at the US that they would perpetrate such an inhuman act?

13: Keith Rankin: Labour Pains

Last Monday was Labour Day, supposedly a holiday, and a day to reflect on the balance between paid work and its relationship to the other aspects of life.

14: From Patriotism to Peace

In the aftermath of the horrific hijackings and suicide attacks in the United States on 11 September 2001 I, like many others tuned into CNN. One comment by an American woman interviewed there has stuck with me as I have tried to make sense of the attack ...

15: Cross-industry group urges slow down on Kyoto

Joint media release from the Greenhouse Policy Coalition, the Forest Industries Council, and Federated Farmers

16: Prominent NZers call on Govt to Implement RCGM

More than 850 prominent New Zealanders have endorsed a Communiqué calling on the Government to implement the Report of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification.

17: Scoop Images: Eco-Challenge Visits Lake Ohau

More images of the environs of the most photogenic mountain village in the world taken by Norman Mackay .

18: Votes of Confidence

Recently there has been much speculation in Parliament and the media about Green Party vacillation on support for the Government on confidence and supply issues as a result of the current debate on the GM issue. Some statements speak of the Greens ...

19: International Taekwon-Do is fighting fit in NZ

The Sunday Star Times published an article on 21 October 2001 stating "Feud kicking their art goodbye: Infighting has splintered New Zealand taekwondo and is costing it international recognition". This article claimed "It is a sport ...

20: Guest Column: We Will Not Be Silenced

In exile in Switzerland, shortly before the Russian revolution, Lenin opined that "there are decades when nothing happens; and there are weeks when decades happen". We are, it seems, living through such weeks.

21: PC's Opinion: Fly the Silver Bird

As the ground war in Afghanistan begins - as white powder seems to be pouring out of the post everywhere from Taihape to Tallahassee - as Islamic mullahs in London cry that "it’s now time for martyrdom" - it’s good to remember that it’s good to ...

22: NZ$294 Mn Cash Offer By Danone For 100% Of Frucor

France’s Groupe DANONE announced today that it intends to make a public offer to acquire all of the voting securities in Frucor Beverages Group Limited (“Frucor”). The offer will be made through its Singapore-based Asia-Pacific holding company, ...

23: Sludge Report #117 – Inside The Pro-GE Lobby

In this Edition: Inside The Pro-GE Lobby - 1. Cover Note - 2. Lobbying/advocacy programme - 3. Draft Letter To The Prime Minister - Fed farmers lobbies its members on GM

24: Michael Rowbotham: Written In Belief

In this short book, I argue that there is strong evidence that the events of 11th September represent a terrorism of a kind not currently being discussed, and include the involvement of agents and agencies not publicly imagined as being associated ...

25: Guest Column: A View From Behind The Veil

"Allahu akbar," (God is greatest) calls out at dawn from the electronic speaker systems in the mosques throughout the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is time for the dawn prayer, and the sleepy believers striving for God's pleasure leave their warm beds to go ...

26: Sludge Report #7 - Negotiating With A Psycopath

IN THIS EDITION - FIJI COUP SPECIAL: How Do You Negotiate With A Psycopath? - If This Was A Telemovie - We Haven't Yet Got To The Bottom Of Who Is Behind This! - Conclusions

27: Big News: Pagan In A Pagan Land

Asylum seekers may no longer be big news in New Zealand, but in Aussie it is heating up again. Many asylum seekers are still heading for Australian shores, despite it being the only country in these parts that refuses to consider taking any on. New ...

28: Scoop Feedback: Jihad Anyone?

EDITORS NOTE: The following extensive speculation on what comes next in the “War Against Terror” was submitted to Scoop (and many other publications around the world) as a letter to the editor by a clearly enthusiastic news user from Indiana. It is ...

29: Symantec 2002, Windows XP Compatible Security

Symantec Makes Internet Security Protection a Breeze with its 2002, Windows XP Compatible, Versions of World’s Most Trusted Security Products

30: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Christian Reflections On September 11 - Sludge Report: Pots Of Gold For Chasing Rainbows - Keith Rankin: Days Off, An Endangered Species - Scoop Feedback: Your Emails - Kedgley Says Smith’s Water Email Game Playing - UN News: Annan Praises IRA - Katya ...

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