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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: Tall Blacks Beat China 94-88 - Into Finals

New Zealand's basketball heroes the Tall Blacks came back from 24 points down to beat China in their final pool game at the World Championships in Indianapolis this morning by 94 points to 88.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00025.htm


3: Tube Talk: Un-Cool Britannia

What has happened to British television? Once a feasting ground of witty, acerbic and terribly-well-bred comics who wrote brilliant shows like Fawlty Towers and Blackadder , Brit comedy has descended into unwatchable tripe.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00019.htm


4: UQ Wire: Funding War PR With Foreign Cash

As President Bush goes to Capitol Hill today to promulgate his rationale for sending a few hundred thousand U.S. ground troops to spill their blood in Iraq, political polls indicate an eerie public feeling that the rush to war may also be serving to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00021.htm


5: Why the Gold Cartel Will Fail To Hold The Price

Why the Gold Cartel Will Fail to Prevent a Primary Bull Market in Gold: And the Real Reason They're Trying to Prevent It Anyway By James Sinclair and Harry Schultz September 3, 2002

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00017.htm


6: 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


7: Another Top Businessman Leaves NZ

ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today that the news that another top New Zealand businessman, Eric Watson, has left the country, is a serious loss.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00075.htm


8: 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


9: Tamihere A Pot Calling The Kettle Black - Donnelly

“The speech today by John Tamihere in the Address and Reply debate was a disgraceful example of racism”, says New Zealand First MP, Brian Donnelly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00059.htm


10: Questions For Oral Answer - 5 September 2002

1. Hon ROGER SOWRY to the Minister of Transport: Does he have full confidence that the Civil Aviation Authority's procedures and audit processes for proper airline safety standards and checks are adequate; if not, why not?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00073.htm


11: Mike Moore's New Government Job

Recently-retired World Trade Organisation director-general Mike Moore has been appointed as special trade envoy by the Government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00064.htm


12: NITA: The Disorder of George Bush’s New World

President Bush continues to court organised labour. His focus on Pennsylvania is interesting for several reasons. It is Tom Ridge’s turf. Ridge has gone from the governor’s mansion of Pennsylvania to the Department of Homeland Security. Along ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00024.htm


13: Big News: Taking The Piss

Who was the “dickhead” that organised tomorrow’s National Penis Day? An AIDS Foundation gimmick, the point of it all is to provide a fun way to promote a serious issue, men’s health - particularly men’s sexual health according to AIDS Foundation Executive ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00017.htm


14: Questions For Oral Answer - 4 September 2002

1. PAUL ADAMS (United Future) to the Minister of Justice: Is it the Government's policy to support the multi-agency approach adopted in Taranaki to combat the supply of alcohol to those aged under 18 by retailers, parents and other adults?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00060.htm


15: NYC Area Events To Challenge Official 9/11 Story

Weekend NYC Area Events To Challenge Official 9/11 Story - - Offer Highly Documented Lines Of Inquiry In Ongoing Investigation

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00055.htm


16: Debut Of The New Green Muppet

After watching the maiden parliamentary speech of Random Trollop Metiria Turei,a Libertarianz spokesman said he didn't know whether to laugh or cry. "Such mumbo jumbo makes me wonder if the country has been taken over by the Muppets," said ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00023.htm


17: Israel / Occupied Territories

This morning Israeli High Court of Justice issued a ruling allowing the forcible transfer of two Palestinians from their home town of Nablus to the Gaza Strip on the grounds that they allegedly assisted their brother to commit attacks against ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00052.htm


18: Remember your member on the 5th of September!

With National Penis Day looming tomorrow, the AIDS Foundation is reminding media of key points about the campaign and the day:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00018.htm


19: 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


20: ACT Tries To Outbid New Zealand First

Progressive Matt Robson MP has hit out at what he describes as nutty intolerant statements on immigration fuelled by sentiments increasingly close to racism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00072.htm


21: Iraq Attack

As the world tentatively approaches the anniversary of the horrendous events of last September 11 the New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters urges caution as world leaders contemplate the next steps in the war on terrorism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00074.htm


22: President Bush Begins His Sale Of War With Iraq

One of the things I made very clear to the members here is that doing nothing about that serious threat is not an option for the United States.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00056.htm


23: Fantastic Win By Tall Blacks

National Leader Bill English has congratulated the Tall Blacks for their fantastic win over China in the World Basketball Championships.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00076.htm


24: Address In Reply - Tariana Turia

Hapu and iwi continue to challenge the Crown’s assumption of its right to govern. They alone will determine what is best for them. Reconciliation could well involve new constitutional arrangements.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00070.htm


25: Let's Get The Facts Straight Says AA

Those who rail against the construction of an eastern transport corridor have criticised the AA as being totally pro-car, anti-public transport and even anti-environment. That's an easy mantra to chant, but is far detached from reality.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00024.htm


26: Government Must Not Bail Out Tranz Rail

The Government should stay away from Tranz Rail, ACT Transport spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00065.htm


27: 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


28: What Cost Free Trade?

Green Party Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Keith Locke has congratulated National's Lockwood Smith on reaching the same conclusion as the Greens: a Free Trade deal with the United States can only be bought by going to war.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00071.htm


29: High Court action underway

Child, Youth and Family is this afternoon taking High Court legal action to halt the further sale of assets by Northland’s Te Hauora O Te Tai Tokerau (THOTT) and to freeze the trust’s bank accounts, says Social Services and Employment Minister ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00058.htm


30: UQ Wire: Remembering 911 - What's Left Undone

This isn't real. That's what we all said. I said it too, as I watched from a high-rise building on West 17th Street and saw the mighty towers of the World Trade Center collapse and disappear into dust.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00018.htm

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