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


1: The Racist Cacophony

Racists in our midst? Without doubt Winston Peters has won first place in the ‘racist we all love to hate,’ category. No right thinking, liberal minded person would embrace his philosophies. Even his deputy, Peter Brown landed in hot water over his comments ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00091.htm


2: Stateside with Rosalea: The TV Duel

Midweek, a Yugoslavian work colleague went out of his way to tell me what a great team the Tall Blacks are, thus saving me from the conspiracy theory that had been forming in my mind since the previous weekend. Who can blame me for thinking that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00087.htm


3: Web Site Data Undermines NZ’s Secret War

Green Party Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke has criticised the government for denying the public information about our SAS troops in Afghanistan that is readily available on the internet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00240.htm


4: Howard's End: ACC - If It’s Broke, Fix It

If the Accident Compensation Corporation was a private company it would likely have no customers, MP's would be jumping up and down in the House over its behaviour and state-owned television, TV1, would be carrying programs on Fair Go, Holmes and Sunday ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00088.htm


5: 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


6: UnderNews: Regime Change Needed In US Media

As we move towards a broader war against Iraq - remember, the last one never ended - one thing is clear: there is a definite need for a regime change. . . in the American media.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00090.htm


7: Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington

Helen Clark is now among the world’s leading critics of President Bush’s call for action against Iraq. She even questions the legality of UN resolutions on Iraq, saying Saddam has been in defiance so long, the resolutions have lapsed. NZ is one of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00260.htm


8: Behind The Veil: Making Iraq The Next Afghanistan

It seems America and Bush in particular wants to wage war on Iraq, and has spent months trying to convince American citizens and other countries that Saddam is so dangerous that he must be removed at all costs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00089.htm


9: UQ Wire: Bush Betrayed Consciousness Of 911 Guilt

The difficulty when investigating the possible criminal actions of powerful officials is that they can use their power to cover up involvement in criminal conspiracies. One of the ways around this problem is to examine a politician's behavior at the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00084.htm


10: Scoop Feedback: 911 And All That

In This Edition: A reply to Keith Rankin's "A Brief Reflection" - Getting Right Up Their Noses - The Real Y2k Bug - 911 And All That - Link: The Ballad of John O'Neill

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00092.htm


11: The worm bites back

United Future MP Bernie Ogilvy is stretching credibility to think he should receive a real Doctorate after serving as a volunteer at the 1984 Olympic Games, says National's Deputy Leader Roger Sowry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00249.htm


12: Images: Nandor And Rod Installing Hemp Insulation

Images from the Green Party showing Green Party MP Nandor Tanczos and Co-Leader Rod Donald installing Hemp Insulation into a ceiling space in a Green Party owned Wellington house. See also… First hemp insulation installed - a boost for bill

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00256.htm


13: Kiwi Bank Struggles for Kiwi Funds

ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today that contrary to Jim Anderton's projections, his much-vaunted Kiwi Bank is struggling to attract deposits.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00247.htm


14: USA Today Repeats Myths on Iraq Inspectors

An August 8 USA Today article that described how Saddam Hussein is "complicating U.S. plans to topple his regime" repeated a common myth about the history of U.S./Iraq relations. Reporter John Diamond wrote that "Iraq expelled U.N. weapons ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00154.htm


15: Let children be children

We must let our children be children, said National Party Leader Bill English, responding to a radio station promotion in Palmerston North that emulates the TV reality series Big Brother.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00255.htm


16: Guest Opinion: Alan Greenspan Is No John Law

Welcoming the world's central bankers to their annual summer conclave at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, August 30 2002, Fed chairman Alan Greenspan delivered a remarkable speech. In unusually clear language, he acknowledged the existence of a bubble in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00081.htm


17: Conservation Orgs Warn off Energy Minister

Suggestions by Energy Minister Pete Hodgson that the Conservation Act should be amended to allow conservation areas to be made available for other purposes were rejected with impatience and anger today by the chair of the Environment and Conservation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00075.htm


18: ‘What Did You Say?” campaign launch

Disability Issues Minister Ruth Dyson will launch the New Zealand CCS national disability awareness campaign, ‘What Did you Say?’ in the Banquet Hall at 5.30pm on Monday, 16 September 2002.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00251.htm


19: Scoop Feedback: The World BELONGS To US!

Once again I have happened upon a website espousing anti-American ideals. Let me say right off, the world depends on US, so the world BELONGS to us, therefor, it ain't "stealing", as you so pejoratively label it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00082.htm


20: 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


21: Images: Phil Goff At 911 Anzac Service In New York

Images of NZ Foreign Minister Phil Goff at 911 commemorations in New York.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00258.htm


22: Scoop Images: Freak Hail Storm Closes Airport

A freak hailstorm this morning left up to 30mm of hail on the ground in parts of Miramar and on the Wellington airport runway. The hailstorm led to the closure of the Wellington Airport till around 10am. The following images were taken by Wellington ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00074.htm


23: New Deputy Chief Censor Appointed

Internal Affairs Minister, George Hawkins, today announced the appointment of Nicola McCully as the new Deputy Chief Censor at the Office of Film and Literature Classification.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00263.htm


24: 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


25: A Brief Reflection

Now that it's the first anniversary of the attacks by (presumably) Al Qaeda on New York and Washington, two things in particular worry me. The American political leaders seem to have learned nothing about how to avoid terror, and they make statements ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00078.htm


26: Ecological Areas are not for Flooding

Suggestions by Energy Minister Pete Hodgson that the Conservation Act should be amended to allow conservation areas to be made available for other purposes were rejected with impatience and anger today by the chair of the Environment and Conservation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00074.htm


27: Scoop Images: Towers Of Light Over Ground Zero

The following images were sent to Scoop today by a Scoop reader. They are reported to show lights over Manhattan last night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00076.htm


28: Departing health boss praised by senior doctors

“The departure of Northland District Health Board chief executive Ken Whelan will be a loss to the public health service and will be missed,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. Mr Whelan is ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00071.htm


29: First hemp insulation installed - a boost for bill

Green MP Nandor Tanczos' bill seeking to allow farmers to grow industrial hemp received a boost today as the first insulation fibre made from New Zealand-grown hemp was installed in two Wellington houses.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00242.htm


30: Law Students to be shafted in VUWSA Election

“Democracy is under threat in the upcoming Victoria University Student Association elections,” says VUWSA Education Officer Daniel Phillips. Though not seeking re-election in the upcoming vote Phillips is fuming over several decisions by the VUWSA Election ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0209/S00023.htm

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