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

1: UQ Wire: What's Up With the Black Budget?

The $64 Question: What's Up With the Black Budget? The Real Deal with Catherine Austin Fitts

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00126.htm


2: Scoop Satire: Not The 100% PureNZ Campaign

The following are NOT images from the official PureNZ campaign, background about which can be found at http://www.purenz.com/ .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00134.htm


3: 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


4: Scoop Link: 20/20 911 Israeli Spies Investigation

June 21 — Millions saw the horrific images of the World Trade Center attacks, and those who saw them won't forget them. But a New Jersey homemaker saw something that morning that prompted an investigation into five young Israelis and their possible ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00133.htm


5: Scoop Editorial: Let There Be No Mistake

President Bush’s resolution to Congress is nothing less than an attempted coup-d’etat, against not only the constitution of the United States – which gives the US Congress the sole power to make war - but against the International Rule of Law and the UN ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00137.htm


6: The National Security Strategy of the USA

The National Security Strategy of the United States of America From... http://www.whitehouse.gov/nsc/nss.html

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00220.htm


7: Poll Watch: NZers Overwhelmingly Back UN On Iraq

According to a TV3/NFO poll published this evening New Zealanders are overwhelmingly against military action against Iraq without UN approval.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00128.htm


8: The Dishonest Case For War On Iraq Counter Dossier

The Dishonest Case For War On Iraq by Alan Simpson, MP - Chair of Labour Against the War and Dr Glen Rangwala - Lecturer in politics at Cambridge University, UK.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00223.htm


9: Bill Hastings on 'Banned' Sex-Violence Films

In an interview with film critic Steven Gray on Radio 95 bFM, Chief Censor Bill Hastings discusses the “strong” sex-violence films Baise-Moi (F*ck Me”), Visitor Q and Bully. He justifies their initial restricted release and says that one can view their “objectionable” ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00135.htm


10: America's War On The World

Attention residents of planet Earth: A white-collar criminal from the state of Texas is about to endanger the general well-being and lives of you and all your progeny. The citizens of the United States are to blame.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00133.htm


11: UQ Wire Background: In Search Of The Black Budget

On 8 January last year [2000], around 6.45pm, residents of Delaware in the US were startled by a sonic boom, strong enough to shake walls, rattle windows and cause the citizens to call their local police offices, demanding explanations. This particular ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00136.htm


12: The Problems in Overcoming Youth Drinking

The announcement by the government that it is undertaking another review of the liquor laws is a step in the right direction towards alleviating the problems associated with youth binge drinking and alcoholism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00129.htm


13: U.S. Unilateralism Is Crystal Clear Now…

U.S. Unilateralism Is Crystal Clear Now… By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia Tuesday, September 24, 2002

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00135.htm


14: Keep The Pipeline Off - Greens

Auckland Green MP Nandor Tanczos today said the Waikato Pipeline should not be re-opened, after it was shut this morning following a spill of highly poisonous chemicals into the Waikato River.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00391.htm


15: Think the Days of the Draft are Gone? Think Again

2.7 million Americans served in Vietnam. 304,000 of them were wounded in action, and over 75,000 of those were disabled by their injuries. As of Memorial Day 1996, there were 58,202 names listing the dead on the long, black monument in Washington, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00071.htm


16: Israeli Settlers Bomb Children's School in Hebron

Five Palestinian children, all no more than 8-years of age, were wounded Tuesday when a bomb exploded in their school south of the occupied West Bank City of Hebron. Israeli Police and Palestinian sources said they believed Israeli settlers were responsible.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00199.htm


17: New Zealand Young Nationals official newsletter

1. Hemp Could Spoil Pot Says Mp 2. Student Debt Limits Mortgages Say Nzusa 3. New Baby For Nat Mp 4. Hot Goss From Parliament 5. Website Of The Week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00122.htm


18: Brownlee comes clean on Nats' energy legacy

Energy Minister Pete Hodgson has welcomed National energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee's belated recognition that National's legacy of disruption in the electricity industry means Labour's Power Package reforms are "desperately needed".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00394.htm


19: William Rivers Pitt: Out of History Into History

Some will tell you the Cold War ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Others will say it ended when the Soviet Union finally collapsed, when their breed of communism was cast aside in favor of free-enterprise democracy. In truth, the Cold War finally ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00131.htm


20: Transcript: Iraq and the War On Terrorism

Like all Americans I have been wrestling with the question of what our country needs to do to defend itself from the kind of intense, focused and enabled hatred that brought about September 11th, and which at this moment must be presumed to be gathering ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00239.htm


21: Former MP and Minister to Teach at Georgetown

WASHINGTON - Michael Bassett, a historian who has held several senior positions in the Government of New Zealand is teaching at Georgetown this semester under the sponsorship of the Fulbright Program of New Zealand. His course carries the title: ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0209/S00045.htm


22: Scoop Feedback: UN Resolutions Re Israel/Palestine

In This Edition: UN Resolutions Re Israel/Palestine - Scoop & Love - Sludge/World Belongs To Us

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00122.htm


23: BTL: Groups Opposed to a New U.S. War Against Iraq

Groups Opposed to a New U.S. War Against Iraq Organizing For Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Interview conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00132.htm


24: Firas Al-Atraqchi: 24 Million in Iraq Not One Man

There are currently four million Iraqis outside Iraq. An overwhelming majority of these are workers trying to stoke a living given that the economic situation in Iraq is dire with unemployment nearing 60 percent. This includes university professors, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00123.htm


25: PPTA President Told to Cut the Insults

“PPTA President Jen McCutcheon needs to stop telling half truths and insulting her own members (paying her $550 per annum) - and begin actually representing the 25% of teachers without degrees,” Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the September 20 group ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0209/S00046.htm


26: Germans return "Red-Green" coalition by a whisker

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's coalition of Social Democrats and Greens appear to have clung to power, but with a severely reduced majority.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00125.htm


27: USAF's Area 51 Exemption Certification Renewed

I find that it is in the paramount interest of the United States to exempt the United States Air Force's operating location near Groom Lake, Nevada, the subject of litigation in Kasza v. Browner (D. Nev. CV-S-94-795-PMP) and Frost v. Perry (D. Nev. CV-S-94-714-PMP), ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00224.htm


28: Lack Of Govt Strategy Double Blow For Mâori Women

There is no Government strategy for women and economic development or Mâori and economic development, says Georgina te Heuheu, National spokesperson for Mâori and Women Affairs, speaking today at the 50th Annual Conference of the Mâori Women’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00379.htm


29: Arts and culture briefing paper

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark today released the post-election briefing papers prepared by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the arts organisations established by statute.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00390.htm


30: New Minister in the driver’s seat

The EnergyWise Rally 2002 has taken on a new direction with the announcement that two parliamentarians will be behind the wheel.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00133.htm

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