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The weekend’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: Saudi Arabia: The Sarajevo of the 21st Century?

Is Iraq a Diversion from the Real Invasion or Will Bush Try to Occupy Both Countries at Once? - by Michael C. Ruppert of From The Wilderness

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00119.htm


3: UQ Wire: Wag The Gassed Dog

WAG THE GASSED DOG By Michael Rivero & When Puppies Die - On Animal Abuse, Al-Qaeda's Got Nothin' on the US Military By Jeremy Sapienza

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00125.htm


4: Scoop Feature: Who Owns Aotearoa’s Media?

Three multi-national corporations dominate the news media in NZ, combined they control: -- Over 90% of daily newspaper circulation -- Over 90% of commercial radio stations -- Commercial free-to-air and pay-TV (excluding TVNZ )

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00124.htm


5: 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


6: Large Pacific Quake Felt In New Zealand

A large earthquake centered south of Fiji last night was felt on the North Island's east coast as a slow rolling motion.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0208/S00032.htm


7: Gulf War Profiteering – Victors and Victims

The United States continues to press for war against Iraq and refuses any negotiations which would enable Saddam Hussein to allow a return of United Nations inspectors. The Bush Administration openly declares that it is seeking to overthrow the government ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00121.htm


8: 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


9: NZ needs to look at mandatory savings schemes

New Zealand should debate the merits of some form of mandatory savings scheme for working New Zealanders, says National's ACC spokesman Gerry Brownlee, speaking at the Independent Insurance Brokers Conference in Christchurch today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00207.htm


10: Scoop Images: The View From The Top

Three images taken by “some guys from the Edge to Edge shop in National Park” today. Thanks guys!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00127.htm


11: President Bush Talks Iraq From Crawford

President Discusses Security and Defense Issues The Governor's House, The Bush Ranch Crawford, Texas

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00100.htm


12: The 911 Evidence that May Hang George W. Bush

The Case Against G.W. Bush: a Preliminary "Hearing" in the Court of Common Sense

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00071.htm


13: Muriel Newman: A Travesty of Justice

When Pete applied to his local council for consent to subdivide his property, he was told he needed to gain the approval not only of his neighbours, but the local iwi as well. While his neighbours agreed with the plans, the local iwi objected. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00199.htm


14: Be Careful, Minister!

"Michael Cullen must be extremely careful what signals he sends to both financial markets and the public when he negotiates the new Policy Targets Agreement with the Governor-designate of the Reserve Bank," says National's Finance spokesman Don ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00196.htm


15: UQ Wire: Investment Espionage And The White House

There is growing evidence that the FBI and other government intelligence entities are more closely linked to the documented accumulation of pre-9/11 insider trading profits than was originally thought.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00119.htm


16: Can Govt Solve Our Problems ... A Better Way?

The call by the Children’s Commissioner for a new ‘reckless parenting’ law raises a critical issue for our society. Mr McClay made his call in reaction to ten year-olds found home alone smoking dope and watching porn, but can the government solve our ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00084.htm


17: Survey Shows Improved Understanding Of MMP

The latest post-election research commissioned by the Electoral Commision shows that the public’s understanding of the MMP system has improved since a similar survey taken a few weeks before the election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00086.htm


18: Zzzzttt Feedback

In This Edition: Child Crims - A Blue Ribbon On Your Vest - A Question Of Solvency

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00123.htm


19: Big News: A Botched Campaign

Its not often that a party that has its highest profile in 13 years turns out the lowest election result in its history. No, I’m not talking about National, but another party further to the right. The Christian Heritage Party polled just 1.3 percent, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00118.htm


20: Greens Announce Spokespeople Roles

Green Party co-leader Rod Donald today announced the new line-up of portfolios for the nine Green Party MPs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00188.htm


21: Minister Talks Up Perceived GE Contamination

Minister Marion Hobbs's response to a Survey published by the National Business Review could seriously damage New Zealand's export image and economy. The survey shows that some 80% of the Public has been deceived into wrongly believing New Zealand is "not ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00088.htm


22: Maxim Institute - real issues - No. 30

Contents: --------- 'RECKLESS PARENTING' - more law or Civil Society? LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION - sitting and standing CLASH OF THE TITANS - economic heavyweights square off WHAT IS CIVIL SOCIETY? - No. 3 in the series: The Voluntary Sector SECONDARY ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00085.htm


23: Green Party spokespeople 2002

Jeanette Fitzsimons (Co-Leader) Climate Change Conservation Crown Research Institutes Energy Environment Fisheries Genetic Engineering Local Government Oceans Research, Science and Technology Sustainable Development (shared with Rod) Sustainable Economics ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00189.htm


24: INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions

Within a few months, the events of Sept. 11th, 2001 became but an echo of the events that followed. War in Afghanistan, anthrax, unprecedented powers of detention: the public mind moves from one shock to another, appearing to accept the government’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00079.htm


25: Extent of Poverty in Sole Parent Families

New statistics showing rocketing poverty for sole parent families reveal thousands of New Zealand children are in a dire situation, ACT MP Deborah Coddington said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00191.htm


26: Five Australian feature films selected for Toronto

The Australian Film Commission today announced that five Australian feature films - Craig Lahiff's Black And White, David Caesar's Dirty Deeds, Bill Bennett's The Nugget, Rachel Perkins' One Night The Moon and Phillip Noyce's Rabbit Proof Fence ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00109.htm


27: Food Labelling Deadline Only Four Months Away

Food manufacturers who have not finalised food labelling changes have just four months to do so, Parliamentary Secretary to the Commonwealth Minister for Health and Ageing, Trish Worth, warned today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00098.htm


28: Bechtel Vs. Bolivia - How You Can Help?

NOTE: The following is an open letter to NGOs around the world - seeking endorsement of an effort to assist the people of Bolivia. Scoop readers are invited to forward it to anyone to whom it directly relates. - The Scoop Editor

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00105.htm


29: NZ Property Institute Launches New Website

The New Zealand Property Institute launched its new website today. The site www.property.org.nz combined information that was of interest to the public, as well as the Institutes 3000 members, New Zealand Property Institute CEO, Conor English, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0208/S00038.htm


30: Govt Unfair In Lottery Grant Top Ups

The Government is topping up arts and recreational funding shortfalls but allowing funding cuts to essential life saving and water safety services around the country, says Richard Worth, MP for Epsom.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00198.htm

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