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The weekend’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 Archive: 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/archive/scoop/stories/51/80/200209240008.55c95955.html


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: Israeli Gov. Contemplating Crimes Against Humanity

We, members of Israeli academe, are horrified by US buildup of aggression towards Iraq and by the Israeli political leadership's enthusiastic support for it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00275.htm


5: Ministry of Information: Govt's new Burns Unit

The new Government Communications Unit - dubbed the Burns Unit after its director Brendon Burns - has been compared with Goebbels' Ministry of Propaganda in Hitler's Third Reich, and (by Winston Peters) with the former Soviet official mouthpiece Tass.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00157.htm


6: William Rivers Pitt: Suddenly, the Democrats

Hurricane Isidore is barreling towards the American coastline after having formed itself into a fist out in the Caribbean. Hurricane Democrat just tore across Washington D.C., after having formed itself inside the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00160.htm


7: Supercomputer Weather: Hurricane Isidore's Path

The following series of forecast images from the NOAA Aviation Model supercomputer forecast show the path of what was Hurricane Isidore (pictured above), now tropical storm Isidore, across the United States over the coming 48 hours. Coloured areas ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00156.htm


8: Naked In Nuhaka 3: Kahungunu The Movie

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, SEPTEMBER 26, 2002: To wrestling fans, he's known simply as "The Rock" but 30-year-old Dave Johnson is making his way from the wrestling ring to the silver screen. Today, The Rock continued this success by signing on to a multi-studio ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00158.htm


9: Spying in Iraq: From Fact to Allegation

Nothing makes a newspaper prouder than a juicy foreign-policy scoop. Except, it seems, when the scoop ends up raising awkward questions about a U.S. administration's drive for war.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00272.htm


10: S27 DC: 100s Arrested At World Bank IMF Protests

Photos and breaking news coverage from Washington DC Indymedia of today's protests against the IMF and World Bank.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00162.htm


11: Free Palestine protest drapes Auckland's motorway

The free Palestine movement has kicked off a weekend of protests in Auckland with banners draped across Auckland’s southern motorway. See here for images at the action.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00163.htm


12: Scoop Feedback: International Law, Oil & Pax USA

In This Edition: Re: Scoop Editorial: Let There Be No Mistake - Discussion of Energy Resources – Re: Let There Be No Mistake - Scoop - Paranoid and Anti-American

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00153.htm


13: MAXIM means MAXIMum Government?

"A cross between Marx and the Moral Majority," is how Libertarianz Party leader Russell Watkins described a submission on prostitution by Jenny Horst of the Maxim Institute. "It was an Orwellian nightmare of twisted words." Horst demanded that in a 'free ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00157.htm


14: Ford Reveals Final Ba Falcon Secret

Ford New Zealand has lifted the lid on the final BA Falcon secret, revealing the recommended retail price of the stunning new line up.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00154.htm


15: Imperial PAX Americana

This week the USA released its blueprint to advance toward world domination. Sound oddly familiar? Yes you’ve seen the movies too. But this is far from entertaining. This is revelation of biblical proportions. This is the Imperial PAX Americana Blueprint.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00146.htm


16: Fatherlessness Exacerbated by the Labour Govt

Weekly Column by Dr Muriel Newman MP - I recall hearing a news story from Africa some time ago about how a large group of hand-reared, orphaned bull elephants had had to be shot. The reason was that as ‘teenagers’ they grew to become dangerously ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00453.htm


17: UQ Wire: Ramsey Clark Letter To United Nations

Ramsey Clark Open Letter To UN Security Council International Action Center http://www.iacenter.org September 20, 2002

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00145.htm


18: 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


19: Prostitution - where's the crime?

"The Maxim Institute and the Society for the Promotion of Community Standards (or, one might suggest, of 'theocracising sex') should both give up trying to prohibit adults engaging in voluntary transactions for sex, and ask themselves who benefits ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00156.htm


20: Undernews: The Triumph Of Hope Over Experience

News that President Bush and Governor Pataki had personally captured the western New York branch of Al Queda (or so it seemed watching TV) was not all that comforting for it brought back memories of major drug sweeps right before an election or the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00154.htm


21: Bush Continues Fight Against Corporate Fraud

President Continues Fight Against Corporate Fraud and Abuse Remarks by the President at Corporate Fraud Conference Washington Hilton Hotel Washington, D.C.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00279.htm


22: Economic growth – 4% still a long way to go

Today’s GDP result should disappoint the Minister of Finance, says National’s Finance spokesman Don Brash.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00454.htm


23: UQ Wire: Plans For Mass Smallpox Vaccinations

Biowarfare: CDC Issues Plan for Mass Smallpox Vaccinations Questions Raised on MEHPA and Microbiologist Deaths by Joe Taglieri and Michael C. Ruppert From The Wilderness - http://fromthewilderness.com/ 24 September 2002

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00148.htm


24: Guest Opinion: It’s The Oil, Stupid

As official Washington grinds inexorably forward towards war – and ‘regime change’ – with Iraq, UN resolutions or not, it seems increasingly clear that the so-called war on terrorism has become a convenient cover for a much wider agenda on the part ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00150.htm


25: Visiting Women’s Rights Activist

A leading United Nations women’s rights activist will be giving seminars on international human rights for women on 30 September and 1 October 2002.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00164.htm


26: Annan deplores fatal Israeli helicopter attack

Annan deplores fatal Israeli helicopter attack in Gaza, urges respect for international law Kofi Annan 26 September – United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan deplored the Government of Israel’s latest deadly military action today in Gaza City, in which ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00280.htm


27: Target the tinny houses, urge Greens

News of a big bust of Hutt Valley tinny houses underlines the urgent need to crack down on dealers who target kids, Green MP Nandor Tanczos said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00459.htm


28: Israeli conscientious objector to speak at protest

A 21 year old Israeli conscientious objector who was jailed for refusing to continue to serve in the Israeli Defence Forces, will be speaking at the protest march planned for Auckland this Saturday lunchtime.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00162.htm


29: 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


30: Human Rights In The Balance In Iraq

The human rights situation in Iraq is being invoked with unusual frequency by some western political leaders to justify military action. This selective attention to human rights is nothing but a cold and calculated manipulation of the work of human ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00273.htm

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