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

1: 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


2: 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


3: 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


4: 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


5: 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


6: Parliament Seating Row A Nonsense

"I am disappointed that today's meeting did not reach a resolution on the seating arrangements in Parliament," says National MP and Shadow Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00160.htm


7: New Green MP Rejects Two-Parent Families

"Yesterday we received a letter written on behalf of Metiria Turei, MP," says Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB. " It contained the following message; 'The Member does not believe that.... the two-parent ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00078.htm


8: Bush-Nazi Connections: Beware The Cornered Rat

In the period of national mourning following the September 11 attacks, public suggestion of U.S. government negligence or complicity in the attacks would have been an apostasy to most Americans. The blind trust and faith in the American “leadership” was such ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00131.htm


9: Unseemly Seating Scramble

The New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has accused the National and Act parties of refusing to face the consequences of their recent poor electoral performance.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00159.htm


10: Are We Unworthy Of The Liberty To Stand Erect?

Something is seriously wrong when the survival of the human race becomes the overriding theme at our family gatherings. When each waking moment, and those just before falling asleep are overwhelmed by the question of the survivability of our species -something ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00112.htm


11: 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


12: 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


13: North Shore To Be Treeless

North Shore City Council has unwittingly created a treeless landscape for the region in years to come, ACT MP Gerry Eckhoff said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00165.htm


14: Mallard Owes Parents An Apology

Education Minister Trevor Mallard should continue the Labour Government's noble tradition of apologising and beg forgiveness from children for his complete stuff-up of nearly two years of their education, ACT New Zealand Associate Education Spokesman ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00161.htm


15: Tanczos’s Promotion Of Drug Kits Is Nuts

“Green MP Nandor Tanczos is nuts to promote drug use by selling drug testing kits in a shop he part-owns”, NZ First’s MP Craig McNair said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00157.htm


16: Mallard Caught In Union Vice

“The Minister of Education, Trevor Mallard, has been caught between a PPTA rock and an NZEI hardplace with the recommendations of the independent arbitration panel on the secondary pay claim,” says NZ First MP, Brian Donnelly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00163.htm


17: NCEA Must Go - Challenge to Mallard

The bureaucratic mush served by NZQA and Education Ministry representatives at a parents' meeting to discuss NCEA last night confirmed the new qualification must be dumped, ACT New Zealand Associate Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00158.htm


18: Simple Actions To Beat Oil Price Increases

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is advising New Zealand motorists to take efficiency measures to avoid getting hit in the pocket by surging oil prices.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0208/S00034.htm


19: 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


20: 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


21: Streets Of London: Talking Nukes And Iraq With JC

It appears the UK anti-war movement is encouraged, energized and somewhat galvanised by the low support among Brits for an attack on Iraq and for George W Bush: an anti-war demonstration scheduled for 28 September in London is being promoted as Britain’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00111.htm


22: BTL Q&A: Anti-Nuclear Weapons Movement Organizing

In June, several veterans of the anti-nuclear weapons movement of the 1980s issued an "Urgent Call to End the Nuclear Danger."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00107.htm


23: Dunedin Council Supports Common Sense

ACT MP Gerry Eckhoff today congratulated the Dunedin City Council for rejecting a move to declare Dunedin a GM-free zone.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00155.htm


24: Pay Parity: Mallard Causes Another Headache

Having accepted the arbitrated resolution of the teacher pay dispute, Trevor Mallard must now explain how he intends to placate upset primary school teachers, ACT Education Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00164.htm


25: Parasites- Care of the State

"Mr Campbell needs to get out a bit and experience the real world - he has obviously been over-institutionalised,"said Peter Osborne, Libertarianz Associate Spokesman to reregulate education today following a press release issued by Mr Andrew ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00077.htm


26: Images: Oz Parliament Climate Change Protest

Canberra/Auckland, Tuesday August 21, 2002: In a peaceful protest today, three Greenpeace climbers, including New Zealander Michael Simpson, scaled the flagpole at Parliament House in Canberra, urging the Australian Government to ratify Kyoto now.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00092.htm


27: Dragonflies - The Latest Inspiration For Defence

The uncanny ability of a dragonfly to fly steadily even when the weather is bad has proved inspirational for scientists from the Defence Science and Technology Organisation and the Australian National University.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00093.htm


28: Govt. found guilty in teachers' pay decision

The Government's previous pay offers to secondary teachers have been found to be grossly inadequate by an independent arbitration panel, and the Education Minister must take the rap for 12 months' chaos in our schools, says National's Education ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00153.htm


29: 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


30: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

POV: The Pre-crime Gene Discovered - Link: War On Iraq Already In Motion - Guest Opinion: Three Steps To Total Oil Domination - David Miller: Russia Makes Trade Deal With Iraq - Intern Urgently Required At Volunteering NZ

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00106.htm

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