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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: 911 Hijackers Who Lived At A US Navy Base

Come Fly With Me? A Saudi Flying Instructor Who Died Mysteriously On May 8 Had The Same Name as Two 9/11 Hijackers Who Lived At The Same U.S. Naval Air Base

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00085.htm


3: Amazing Crop Formation Discovered August 15th!

Once again the silence continues around the crop circle phenomenon and one of the most spectacular and significant crop formations ever made.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00087.htm


4: Scoop Link: Iraq - The War's Already On

How do you tell a war has begun? This is not the 17th or 18th century. There are no highfalutin' declarations. Troops don't line up in eyesight of each other. There are no drum rolls and bugle calls, no calls of "Chaaa...rge!". When did the Vietnam ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00105.htm


5: David Miller Online: Why Russia Will Save Saddam

The United States’ war on terrorism has just hit a major hurdle - one which may prove its undoing. This week Russia announced that it is set to sign an economic and trade cooperation agreement with Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00102.htm


6: Draft of Bush's Astounding 9/11-Anniversary Speech

The following, alleged to be a draft of a speech George W. Bush wrote himself, to be delivered on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, recently came into our hands from a usually reliable White House source, the person known to us as "Shallow ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00091.htm


7: 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


8: Pre-Crime Detection - It’s not all sci-fi

In the new Tom Cruise movie Minority Report the police can predict with chilling accuracy just who will commit future crimes. The film is promoted as science fiction but if you look closely at a new report just released covering a study of 442 Dunedin ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00101.htm


9: How To Silence the War Drums on the Potomac!

The Bush Administration plans to topple the government's of Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia (in that order) to establish an American controlled oil cartel of Middle Eastern puppet states. Maybe a win-win opportunity for Bush's "oil buddies" & ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00104.htm


10: ACT New Zealand Portfolios

"The ACT Caucus met this morning to allocate spokesmanships and refine our strategic direction for the forthcoming Parliament," ACT New Zealand Acting Leader Ken Shirley said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00149.htm


11: Rolex Watches: A Freedom Fighter's New Weapon

I can't stop laughing. And I blame a bunch of ragtag Iraqis for the incredible tickle to my funny bone.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00098.htm


12: Divided, Self-Interested Opposition

Progressive Coalition MP Matt Robson says the scrap between Opposition parties over seating arrangements in Parliament’s debating chamber shows that the Opposition will never work together.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00146.htm


13: Govt. Accepts Independent Panel Recommendations

The government will accept the recommendations from the independent panel brought in to provide alternative dispute resolution to help settle the secondary teachers’ collective agreement.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00152.htm


14: Stateside: 37 Cents Can Buy You Love!

Ever had one of those moments when you wish the Red Sea would open up and swallow you? Charlton Heston apparently hasn't or he wouldn't have done that cringingly egotistical video this week about how he's got symptoms consistent with the early stages of Alzheimer's. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00093.htm


15: Internship Opportunity At Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand is looking for an intern to assist the National Development Manager with the setting of national standards for volunteer management for the complete voluntary sector.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00103.htm


16: Help Wanted, Apply Within

Scoop is looking for a new Web-Editor. The position is suited to a recent journalism graduate, who is prepared to do the grunt work of posting news on the website, but has the talent and confidence to write news stories as required.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00096.htm


17: Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington 19/8/2002

Setting the Scene Much of the action this Parliament will take place in select committees. In the past these committees have been rubber stamps for the executive. But the places on the 14 committees are allocated strictly proportionately. Now Helen Clark has ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00135.htm


18: Guest Opinion: World Inequality and Globalization

World inequality is increasing. That’s one of the major claims of Greens, Reds and assorted anti-globalization “activists”. Take Grassroots International as just one example. They have claimed: “Inequality, by any definition, has increased.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00092.htm


19: Minister Asked To Pull Finger

Libertarianz health deregulation spokesman Richard McGrath added his support to National's Dr Lynda Scott who wants the health minister to take responsibility for the plight of pensioner Ted Matthews who lopped off his rotting finger with a pair of scissors.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00074.htm


20: Reading The Kauri Rings

Kauri trees and even the kauri clock in your kitchen may help unravel the secrets of El Nino weather conditions, according to researchers at The University of Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0208/S00031.htm


21: UQ Wire: 911 - Foreknowledge or Deception?

THE Bush Administration's "official line" for what happened on September 11 is that Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda network were solely responsible for the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. This not only justifies the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00090.htm


22: High Court action against George Hawkins

The Society is concerned that the position of DCC has been vacant since October 1999 and the Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) has consequently been operating since December 1998, with only a one-person executive rather than two as ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00073.htm


23: Formway Launches their award-winning “life” chair

All the members of the Design Industry Taskforce have been invited (list attached) and Mark Pennington is one of the speakers

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00147.htm


24: 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


25: Roadley Deserves Plaudits For Efforts

"Retiring Fonterra chairman John Roadley deserves the gratitude of all those involved in New Zealand's dairy industry for his huge contribution to the sector," says National's Agriculture spokesman David Carter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00150.htm


26: UQ Wire: 911 Debate Opened Wide On Donahue

- 911 Debate Opened Wide On Donahue 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


27: Abolish Leader Of Opposition, Say Greens

The decline of National into third-party status highlights the need to abolish the position of Leader of the Opposition, Green Party Electoral Reform spokesman Rod Donald said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00136.htm


28: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

NZ Armed Forces Iraq Invasion Involvement Denied - Stateside: Moses & The Waco Kid - Help Wanted, Apply Within - Bolivian Mystic Coming To Wellington - Firas Al-Atraqchi: I.D.I.O.T.S.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00099.htm


29: 911 Terrorist Links to Congress & White House

Secret Hearings Conceal 9/11 Terrorist Links to Congress & White House by Tom Flocco * AmericanFreePress.net * And Scoop.co.nz 7 August 2002

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00045.htm


30: Business Leadership On Climate Change

[Address at release of New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development guide for NZ businesses on greenhouse gas emissions accounting and reporting, Auckland]

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00144.htm


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