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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: UQ Wire: Secret Bush Iraq Regime Change Blueprint

A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00101.htm


3: Questions For Oral Answer - 18 September 2002

1. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: What reports, if any, has he received on the placement of welfare recipients into paid employment?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00298.htm


4: UQ Wire: Bush Regime Change Blueprint - The Report

UQ WIRE EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the full text of the “secret report” referred to in an earlier UQ wire item today, “UQ Wire: Secret Bush Iraq Regime Change Blueprint” . The original in .pdf format is located at http://www.newamericancentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00103.htm


5: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 17 September '02

Hon. BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition): I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. This question was submitted to the Prime Minister, because it related specifically to comments, by either herself or her spokesperson, that she was not going to comment ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00287.htm


6: New report explodes GM myths - Fitzsimons

A comprehensive new report into the impact of genetically modified crops in North America has huge implications for this country, Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00301.htm


7: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Who is Khidhir Hamza?

This week Khidhir Hamza, a former Iraqi nuclear scientist who defected to the U.S. in 1994, testified before a U.S. Senate panel investigating Iraq's nuclear armaments. Hamza told U.S. Senators that Iraq was three years away from creating up to three ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00013.htm


8: Sludge Report #142: Richard Butler Is A CIA Asset

In This Edition: Senate Hearing On Iraq “Blitzkrieg” Now On - Richard Butler Is A U.S. Spy – A CIA Asset

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00006.htm


9: United Future to oppose two Govt Bills

United Future New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, today announced that the Parliamentary caucus has decided to oppose the Tertiary Education Reform Bill and the Television New Zealand Bill, currently being considered by Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00278.htm


10: PM Has Selective Amnesia Over Timor

ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Foreign Affairs & Defence Spokesman Ken Shirley today accused the Prime Minister of selective amnesia over the 1975 Indonesia invasion of East Timor.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00306.htm


11: Royal Commission Report a Fraud

The release of a report by the UK Soil Association entitled “Seeds of doubt: experiences of North American farmers of genetically modified crops” has led Groundswell spokesperson Tremane Barr to conclude that the Royal Commission on Genetic Modifications belief ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0209/S00027.htm


12: Shared Alcohol Gene Reveals Asia/Pacific Ancestry

A genetic discovery by Dr Geoff Chambers of Victoria University has revealed that many Polynesians have inherited a genetic factor from Asian ancestors which may assist in reducing an overall risk of them developing alcoholism. The discovery also reveals ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0206/S00038.htm


13: Clark dodges the questions again on Iraq

Helen Clark’s policy of playing dumb on the SAS troops looks more and more like a political convenience than a genuine concern for the safety of the troops, says National Leader Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00286.htm


14: PM Must Solve Impasse Between Ministers

ACT New Zealand Conservation and Energy spokesman Ken Shirley is calling on the Prime Minister to settle the impasse created by two of her Ministers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00293.htm


15: Is A War Against Iraq A Real Possibility?

Unfortunately the US is on a determined course towards war that can only be stopped by a massive international movement of opposition.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00143.htm


16: Scoop: Daily Ratings

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00105.htm


17: Honour Your Election Pledge Says NZ First

New Zealand First has called on the Government to honour its election pledges and accept the social security legislation that abolishes income and asset testing for elderly people in long term care.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00295.htm


18: Student Debt limits access to Mortgages

New research released today by the New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) shows that some banks are rejecting applications for mortgages based on the size of graduate’s student loan debt despite the Banking Ombudsman and the Government ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00088.htm


19: Law and Order committee offended by Mild Greens

In a teleconferenced select committee hearing today on the "boy racer bill", the Mild Greens were told by acting committee chair Georgina Beyer, that the content of their submission was considered abusive of members of the committee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00093.htm


20: Labour ignoresthe wishes of voters at its peril

“Reports that the killers of Michael Choy could be out of prison in just 18 months confirms that Labour’s Sentencing and Parole Act was nothing more than a worthless exercise and exposes their willingness to continue to ignore the 1999 referendum ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00288.htm


21: Greenpeace alerts NZ farmers to GE disaster in US

A damning new report from the UK Soil Association demonstrates that GE food crops have been a practical and economic disaster, estimated to have cost the US economy at least NZ$ 25 billion between 1999 and 2001 in farm subsidies, lower crop prices, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0209/S00026.htm


22: Government can’t ignore building crisis

The Government must hold a full inquiry into the leaky building crisis if it wants to restore faith in the country’s building industry, says National’s Housing spokesperson, Dr Wayne Mapp.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00297.htm


23: UQ Wire: US Drillers Eye Huge Iraqi Petroleum Pool

A U.S.-led ouster of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein could open a bonanza for American oil companies long banished from Iraq, scuttling oil deals between Baghdad and Russia, France and other countries, and reshuffling world petroleum markets, according to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00100.htm


24: New Pro Vice-Chancellor for Victoria University

Victoria University Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon today announced the appointment of a new Pro Vice-Chancellor to join the University’s senior management team. “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Pat Walsh as Pro Vice-Chancellor ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0209/S00029.htm


25: Katya Rivas: Nobody is Superior to Anyone Else

There now, calm down, My little cucarachita [a familiar, affectionate term in Spanish] . You are the only one to blame for accepting situations or people that upset you. Now, get away, you have a week to escape everything, to think more calmly and analyze ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00104.htm


26: 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


27: Smith goes to court to push truancy issue

Nelson MP Nick Smith today goes to the Wellington District Court for the first hearing in his attempt to prosecute Child, Youth and Family for not ensuring children in it’s care are attending school.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00294.htm


28: Speech Notes: pharmacy sector set to explode

General Debate Speech – Sue Kedgley - DELIVERED AT 3.25PM - I have in my possession a memorandum that was sent by the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand to all District Health Board members over a week ago, which states that the entire pharmacy sector in New ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00305.htm


29: New credit legislation gives consumers more clout

New consumer credit legislation introduced to parliament yesterday will make credit providers more accountable to consumers, Acting Consumer Affairs Minister Lianne Dalziel said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00300.htm


30: Government should come clean over housing scandal

The Government is trying to avoid the leaking building crisis by suppressing key parts of the report, and refusing to debate the issue in Parliament, says National's Internal Affairs spokesperson Judith Collins.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00292.htm

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