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The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: UQ Wire: Connecting The Dots Bush..Bath..Bin Laden

Saudi Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz, an Osama bin Laden benefactor, has laundered money into tax-exempt U.S. entities for years as a foreign financier of terrorism. But a new 9/11 lawsuit is thrusting Mahfouz’s latent past business links to George W. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00148.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: Unanswered Questions For Rep. Cynthia McKinney

HEADER NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: I have compiled a list of relevant questions on 9/11 taken from a recent post asking DUers to list their favourites. In addition, some DUers provided lists of questions posted on other sites which I have included here. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00087.htm


4: US Armed Saddam Hussein With Chemical Weapons

On August 18, the New York Times carried a front-page story headlined, ``Officers say U.S. aided Iraq despite the use of gas''. Quoting anonymous US ``senior military officers'', the NYT ``revealed'' that in the 1980s, the administration of US President ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00158.htm


5: Scoop Review: Vaginal Focus Comes At A Price

Well, after an extended season we have been exposed to ‘The Vagina’ and quite a show it was too. The Vagina Monologues , was tremendously popular, of course, superbly crafted and almost fully accepted by the intelligentsia—and now it is invading small ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00156.htm


6: Scoop Images: Lady Liberty Blows Her Top

Shortly before noon local time Greenpeace activists drove up in front of the embassy, erected the statue and got the smoke going. After 20 minutes we had to leave in order not to get arrested.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00159.htm


7: Iraq: US War Drive `Built On A Bed Of Lies'

The Australian government has the dubious distinction of being one of only three governments -- along with Britain and Israel -- to have unconditionally endorsed the United States' impending invasion of Iraq. Washington is finalising battle plans ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00157.htm


8: Deborah Coddington Maiden Speech

Mr Speaker, congratulations on your appointment as speaker for the new term of the 47^th Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00300.htm


9: 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


10: 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


11: Have you got a hand on it? - National Penis Day

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation would like to know what’s up

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00136.htm


12: Mike Ward's Maiden Speech

Could I just thank the members for the warmth of their welcome. From the Prime Minister who came up and welcomed me by name while I was having dinner with Jeanette on my first night in Bellamy's, to fellow Coast to Coaster Bill English and all of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00294.htm


13: Questions Of The Day - 29 August 2002

1. TAITO PHILLIP FIELD (NZ Labour--Mangere) to the Minister of Pacific Island Affairs: What progress has been made with the establishment of a national Pacific radio network?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00301.htm


14: Scoop Images: Five Stolen Manawatu Paintings

Images of five paintings by Idiom artist Pippa Sanderson stolen from the Manawatu Art Gallery in Palmerston North.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0208/S00055.htm


15: Alert! US Nuclear Weapons Test Imminent

The US National Nuclear Security Administration is about to conduct a nuclear weapons test at the Nevada Test Site. This is the first subcritical test since that codenamed 'Vito' was detonated by the US Department of Energy and the British Ministry of Defence ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00140.htm


16: 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


17: 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


18: Great come back by Tall Blacks

National Leader Bill English today congratulated the Tall Blacks for their great win against Russia today in their first game at the 2002 World Basketball Championships.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00330.htm


19: Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition 29th August

Special Edition for readers interested in Sustainable Development, especially in NZ * Stop Press: important Dutch report advocates “a return to basics”; see below * [General readers may care to award themselves a break until the next issue]

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00152.htm


20: New Race Relations Commissioner appointed

Wellingtonian Joris de Bres has been appointed Race Relations Commissioner, Associate Justice Minister Margaret Wilson announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00331.htm


21: Mad Mike Has Left The (WTO) Building!

Mad Mike Has Left The (WTO) Building! A Legacy of Moore Market Misery - Mad Mike Finally Gets On His Bike

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00137.htm


22: Michelle Boag to tender resignation tomorrow

I respect the decision of Michelle Boag that tomorrow she intends to tender her resignation as President of the National Party, says National Party Leader Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00336.htm


23: The Lowdown and Dirty Winston Peters

Libertarianz Spokesman Tim Wikiriwhi says that in speaking against allowing Zimbabwean farmers a bolt-hole here from racist tyrant Robert Mugabe, Winston Peters was not simply displaying the "inhuman bigotry" New Zealanders have come to expect ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00132.htm


24: 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


25: Banks Buys A Fight Over Motorway Madness

"Before making grand announcements about the construction of new motorways, John Banks should remember that Aucklanders elected him Mayor - not King," said Mr Locke, the Green Associate Transport Spokesperson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00319.htm


26: 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


27: Funds To Be Found For Suburbs Rugby Club Upgrade

A big increase in the number of women's rugby teams is one of the reasons the Suburbs Rugby Football Club in Avondale urgently needs to upgrade its changing and showering facilities.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK9910/S00007.htm


28: Statement by Gregory Fortuin (30 August 2002)

Visiting the genocide sites of Rwanda, and seeing firsthand the carnage of ethnic relations gone horribly wrong, made me determined to do my bit to ensure that the people of New Zealand never suffered the same fate.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00140.htm


29: Select Committee Business to 30 August 2002

Commerce Committee Gerry Brownlee (Deputy Chairperson), Brent Catchpole, Darren Hughes, David Parker, Mark Peck (Chairperson), Hon Richard Prebble, H V Ross Robertson, Hon Maurice Williamson

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00326.htm


30: Australia and New Zealand Defence Ministers’ talks

The Minister for Defence, Senator Robert Hill, will meet with his New Zealand counterpart, Mark Burton, next week for the annual Defence Ministers’ Meeting.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00142.htm

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