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

1: 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, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


2: UQ Wire: The Loyalties of George W. Bush

There is a thread running through George W. Bush’s biography that connects family to power to wealth. With no assets but his name and connections, Bush became a wealthy man, and a governor, and now a President. Without those connections, he’d be nothing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00075.htm


3: National Leader Announces Portfolio Allocations

A strong team to take National through to being the next government is what National Leader Bill English has gone for in deciding his portfolio allocations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00118.htm


4: UQ Wire: 911 Debate Opened Wide On Donohue

- 911 Debate Opened Wide On Donohue Aug 13 2002 - Michael Moore- ANTI CORPORATE GADFLY - Jean Charles Brisard - FRENCH INTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATOR - Kristen Breitweiser - HUSBAND KILLED ON 9/11

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00082.htm


5: United Future Spokespeople Announced

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has today announced United Future's list of spokespeople as follows:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00114.htm


6: Beginners' Guide To Talking Down Economy

Opposition parties are supposed to oppose the government and offer an alternative to government. However that does not give opposition parties licence to talk down the economy. Tragically that reality has been lost on many politicians, particularly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00081.htm


7: Scoop Feedback: Classical Intolerance

Recently there has been a relative tirade of attacks on members of the United-Future New Zealand Party, and their personal beliefs - attacks that have smacked of classical intolerance.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00080.htm


8: Gregory Fortuin – Put up or Shut up!

“Allegations by the Race Relations Commissioner, Mr Gregory Fortuin, that my comments regarding Mr Enoch Power are racist, are expressions of extremism and desperation and were made in ignorance of the facts”, said Peter Brown MP, Deputy Leader of New ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00112.htm


9: Keith Rankin: Parliament: People or Parties?

Is Parliament inhabited by people or parties? The answer is obvious; MPs are people, not numbered tokens on a party ledger. Yet most of the media discussion of politics is confined to the dynamics of the parties, or the party leaders, as the parties ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00078.htm


10: UQ Wire: Thanks To Mr Donahue

Dear Mr. Donahue, Thank you for being the first American television journalist to have the courage to 'give voice' through your guests to the nagging doubts millions of Americans have about our government and whether or not we know the whole story ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00083.htm


11: Brash Will Mire National In The 90s – Cullen

“Don Brash’s promotion to number three in the tiny National caucus and appointment to the shadow finance portfolio will make it impossible for Bill English to distance his party from the extremism of the 1990s,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00119.htm


12: Ministerial List - 14 August 2002

1 Rt Hon Helen Clark Prime Minister Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Ministerial Services Minister in Charge of the NZ Security Intelligence Service

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00102.htm


13: Foreign Affairs Appointment Unwise

The appointment of Marian Hobbs as an Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade is unwise, says National's Foreign Affairs spokesperson Lockwood Smith.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00107.htm


14: Letter From Elsewhere: Back To The Future?

Where you as bemused as I was by the election? All of sudden, thanks mainly to a media beat-up about the way 100 undecided Auckland voters twiddled their knobs, an virtually unknown little designer party called United Future NZ shot up from almost ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00072.htm


15: Feedback: United Future, Sentencing, Cabinet Posts

In This Edition: They Learn Quickly Don't They - Adrian Picot Takes A Swing At The United Future - Sensible Sentencing - A Question Of Interpretation - Maybe

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00069.htm


16: Trouble with Australia after Ministerial Change?

The replacement of Paul Swain with Lianne Dalziel as Commerce Minister could lower business costs, ACT Commerce Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00110.htm


17: Images: Artists Impression Of Auckland SuperDome

See also... Auckland’s SuperDome a step closer

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0208/S00015.htm


18: Image: Treebeard The Ent Revealed?

TheOneRing.net ’s Michael Regina reported that this figurine of Treebeard the Ent, posted on www.applause.com , is an exact replication of what he'll look like in the second instalment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Two Towers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00070.htm


19: Will Jim Sutton Reverse Bad Forestry Decisions?

Acting ACT New Zealand Leader Ken Shirley today welcomed the reinstatement of Jim Sutton as the Minister of Forestry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00115.htm


20: Tube Talk: Corngate Revisited

Fields of Gold (Sundays, TV1, 8.30pm) isn’t the best drama currently on television – just the best-timed, and sure to be the most talked-about series of the year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00074.htm


21: NewsFlash: Clark Announces New Cabinet Line-Up

Prime Minister Helen Clark has just announced the portfolio allocations for her new Labour/Progressive Coalition minority Government Cabinet at a press conference in the Beehive.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00073.htm


22: Check Your Till Receipts! - Kachingo!

With only two days to go before their first $250,000 draw, the organisers of the new rewards programme Kachingo! are reminding shoppers to check their Kachingo! tickets.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00026.htm


23: Maharey Bad News For Broadcasting

It is no surprise that Marian Hobbs has lost the Broadcasting portfolio because she has achieved nothing in her term, National Broadcasting Spokesperson Katherine Rich said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00106.htm


24: Clark's Lack of Confidence Creates Huge Cabinet

Helen Clark's creation of the largest cabinet since the 1980s shows she has little faith in many of her MPs to understand their portfolios without help, ACT New Zealand Acting Leader Ken Shirley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00105.htm


25: Tony Baldwin: Fonterra’s Annual Report

A year ago, Fonterra’s leaders promised dairy farmers the world. 12 months later, in their first annual report, it is apparent that the directors are finding it hard to deliver.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00079.htm


26: The Real Deal: The Myth of the Rule of Law

The Real Deal With Catherine Austin Fitts - The Myth of the Rule of Law: or How the Money Works: The Destruction of Hamilton Securities Group

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00055.htm


27: Auckland’s SuperDome a step closer

Auckland City Council is pushing ahead with plans for a 12,000-seat indoor sports and entertainment arena in downtown Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0208/S00014.htm


28: CTU Turns Its Back on Job Seekers - Again

By calling for a lifting of the minimum wage to $10 an hour and the abolition of youth rates, the Council of Trade Unions proves it couldn't care less about New Zealanders struggling to get ahead, ACT New Zealand MP Deborah Coddington said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00117.htm


29: 'Do Nothing' Reshuffle Slap In Face For United

Helen Clark's new Cabinet line up confirms that this is a 'do nothing' Government, National Deputy Leader Roger Sowry said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00104.htm


30: New MP Showing Courage

“One of parliaments newest MPs should be applauded for being honest about Family Planning’s abysmal record in preventing teenage pregnancies and STDs,” said Party Leader Graham Capill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00056.htm

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