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


1: 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


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: 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


4: ZZZzzzt Feedback

In This Edition: Yes, THAT Dail Jones – Green Left? - Time Machine - Open Letter to Hon. Bill English - ILO Rules/Rulz? – Warmongers - Hey Scoop .. You

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00003.htm


5: UQ Wire: The Complete 9/11 Timeline

This timeline dispels the notion that theorists on 9/11 are working on the basis of supposition and prejudice, it shows clearly that unanswered questions relating to 911 are probably the most vital issue currently facing the people of this planet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00008.htm


6: Minke Sushi

Some issues are so black and white they are never examined, let alone criticized. Like whaling. It’s obvious that every pro whaler is bad and all anti whalers are good. That’s why, when a guy like Paul Watson, the icon of anti-whalers weighs anchor ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00006.htm


7: Nandor Tanczos Setting A Disgraceful Example

“Green Party MP Nandor Tanczos’ private member’s bill seeking to decriminalise cannabis use is short sighted and poses significant problems,” NZ First MP, Craig McNair, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00007.htm


8: Bernard Weiner: The Charnel House Future

I don't want to talk here about whether a full-scale attack on Iraq is right or wrong -- or whether, with all the scandals surrounding Bush&Co., the Administration is using its daily leaks and the whole Iraq debate as giant distractions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00004.htm


9: William Rivers Pitt: The Other American Dream

No other nation on the face of the earth uses the words "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness" as the premise for their foundation in government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00005.htm


10: Sex Takes its toll on Censors

Chief Censor Bill Hastings says that he has psychologists on call to counsel him and his staff, “particularly when we get a run of child pornography from the internet” to view and assess for classification.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00004.htm


11: Bad Omen for Genuine Human Rights

The appointment of Joris de Bres as Race Relations Commissioner is a bad omen for genuine human rights in New Zealand, ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00005.htm


12: Government MPs Should Hang Their Heads In Shame

NZ First MP Peter Brown has criticised the Government for not sending any representatives to meet Wei Jinsheng, South China’s most famous exile, yesterday. “I felt privileged to meet him and shake his hand” Mr Brown said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00006.htm


13: Stateside with Rosalea: Just browsing

Cue sound f/x: audio of Klondike Bar hitting flesh. Woman's voice: "Ouch! Oooch! No! Don't stop! This chocolate and ice cream is delicious!" So. Alaska nixed Measure 1 for alternative voting by a margin of 2 to 1 last week, and I'm bravely ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00001.htm


14: 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


15: Scoop: Greatest Hits For August 2002

The top 30 rating items on Scoop for the month of August were...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0209/S00002.htm


16: Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith

Colin McCahon Practical religion – the resurrection of Lazarus showing Mount Martha 1969-70 Acrylic on unstretched canvas Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington Purchased 1985, New Zealand Lottery Grants Board with assistance from the Molly Morpeth ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0208/S00052.htm


17: Treasury Acting Chief Executive Appointed

The State Services Commissioner, Michael Wintringham, today announced that Treasury Deputy Secretary and Branch Manager of Regulatory and Tax Policy, John Whitehead, has been appointed acting Chief Executive and Secretary to the Treasury.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00001.htm


18: Vic Uni lecturer questions punitive punishment

Politicians who bid for votes by promising tougher sentences are contributing to a growing intolerance that could spiral out of control, says Victoria University criminologist Dr John Pratt.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0209/S00002.htm


19: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington

Parliamentary interest is on MPs' maiden speeches. There are 30 new MPs - six Labour, five National, seven United Future, eight NZ First, two Greens and two ACT. The new MPs get 15 minutes and are free to speak on any topic.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00014.htm


20: 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


21: 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


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: 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


24: The Role of Government in Infrastructure Funding

To the 'Establishing and Funding Public and Private Sector Partnerships: Practical lessons from overseas applied to New Zealand' Conference.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00017.htm


25: 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


26: Passmark Change

The General Skills Category passmark will increase from 28 to 29 points next Monday, 9 September 2002, Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00013.htm


27: High Country Faces Tenure Review

Pastoral lessees of the South Island High Country will soon feel a chilly wind from the Beehive, as Labour plans a tenure review.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00003.htm


28: 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


29: Balanced Approach To Public-Private Partnerships

"Renewed proposals for public private partnerships in infrastructure funding requires careful analysis by government," said New Lynn MP David Cunliffe.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00016.htm


30: 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

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