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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: Organisers Say 400,000 At UK Anti-War Mobilsation

Text and images from Indymedia UK . Click here for breaking news and much much more.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00164.htm


3: Dunne seeks Green MP’s resignation

United Future New Zealand Leader, Peter Dunne, believes Green MP, Nandor Tanczos, should resign his seat in Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00479.htm


4: MP must exit business selling speed substitutes

Green MP Nandor Tanczos should sell out of his Hemp Store business or have products being sold as ecstasy substitutes removed from its shelves, says National Leader Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00477.htm


5: Fans Get First Look At Two Towers Trailer Sept. 30

In anticipation of the December 19 release of the central film in Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, New Line Cinema will debut the film’s main theatrical trailer at 12:01AM, Monday, September 30, exclusively on America ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0209/S00097.htm


6: UQ Wire: Bush's Tangle of Lies, Part 1

Dear Emperor's Clothes, Regarding your article, "The President as Incompetent liar" I have two points. One, the president was speaking with a 3rd grade child... Two, everything was very chaotic and it is very easy to screw up time frames. But perhaps ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00170.htm


7: No investigation, no issue - Nandor

Green MP Nandor Tanczos yesterday said that contrary to a report in the Sunday Star Times today the Ministry of Health has not started a new inquiry into energy supplements sold throughout New Zealand and the rest of the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00473.htm


8: Mobilising Against The War on Iraq In Wellington

"We can start here, we can hold our head up amongst the community of nations. We can say we stand with the majority of the world's people and governments, for indeed we do, in opposing this madness."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00163.htm


9: Stateside With Rosalea: Who votes and what for

I'm somewhat discombobulated this Sunday morning from having just seen a US Democrat visiting Iraq say that Presidents are capable of lying and that the current one is. His comment came during an interview on 'This Week', and the comment and its fallout ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00166.htm


10: Scoop Feedback: Soldiers, Oil, Swimming & Biotech

In This Edition: The Value Of Our Territorials? - It's Oil - The Government's Continual Abdication Of Responsibility Borders On Criminal Negligence - Re: Sinking Biotech in NZ?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00172.htm


11: 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


12: Barbara O’Brien: Open Letter To President Bush

EDITOR’S NOTE: Barbara O’Brien, creator of the The Mahablog! will be providing regular Election 2002 commentary in the leadup to the US Mid Term elections due November 5th.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00171.htm


13: 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


14: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington – 30 Sept

The latest GDP figures showing 3.5 percent growth caught Labour ministers by surprise. National's finance spokesman, Dr Brash, put out a gloomy statement headed "4 Percent growth still a long way to go" and saying "GDP result should disappoint ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00485.htm


15: Howard's End: ACC Situation Report - Deteriorating

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) is again in the public spot-light following the release last week of the Annual Report of the Office of the Ombudsman who contemplated invoking its rarely-used powers of review because of on-going issues and the significant ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00173.htm


16: The Real Deal: Austin Fitts For President, Or Not

The Real Deal with Catherine Austin Fitts - A Response to a Reader Request That I Run for President of the United States

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00169.htm


17: Profits From Bloodshed, Te Papa Protests Tues, Wed

"Mum, look! there's blood dripping from that thumb print." "Yes dear, that's what happens when the people who profit from bloodshed and death come to your place"

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00167.htm


18: 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


19: Govt squanders taxpayers’ money on world markets

The Government’s loss of $315m of the Government Superannuation Fund on global markets is the very reason National says investing the Cullen Fund overseas won’t work, says National Associate Finance Spokesperson David Carter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00480.htm


20: Guest Opinion: Globalization and Its Discontents

"My approach to Africa is in some ways like the Japanese approach to Asia, and my approach is not necessarily humanitarian. It is in the long-range interests of access to resources and the creation of markets for American goods and services."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00168.htm


21: 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


22: 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


23: Sen. Edward Kennedy - The Right Course of Action

Senator Edward M. Kennedy Delivered at The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies "Eliminating the Threat: The Right Course of Action for Disarming Iraq, Combating Terrorism, Protecting the Homeland, and Stabilizing the Middle East"

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00290.htm


24: Defence break-in beggars belief

The weekend break-in to the Headquarters of the New Zealand Defence Force beggars belief, says Richard Worth, National's Defence Spokesperson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00482.htm


25: Demonstration In Sydney Against US Iraq War Plans

Sydney (Saturday, September 28, 2002, Tribune Media Network): Several hundred people turned out today, at downtown Sydney to condemn the US plans on war against Iraq and against the ongoing Israeli aggression against the people of Palestine.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00167.htm


26: A Statement Of Conscience - Not In Our Name

The Not In Our Name statement appeared on September 19 in the New York Times

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00291.htm


27: 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


28: 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


29: Greens reveal country's biggest problem gambler

The Government Superannuation Fund has lost at least $315 million dollars as a result of a failed gamble on the overseas sharemarket, Green Party Finance spokesperson, Rod Donald said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00472.htm


30: 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


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