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

1: Jason Leopold – Shafted By The New York Times

Editor's Note: This is a story about a story. A great story. A scoop that ought to see a member of George Bush's cabinet at least indicted, if not behind bars. But that is not what has happened. This is a scoop, that for reasons unknown to its author, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00063.htm


2: British Press Gagged Over MI6's £100,000 bin Laden

Tony Blair has tonight ordered a D-Notice on British media reporting government officials signing court gag orders. This regards the case of former MI5 officer David Shayler, who has evidence to prove MI6 gave £100,000 to bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, arms to Iraq ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00061.htm


3: US Army Secretary Helped Cook Enron's Books

Three months before he was nominated as secretary of the Army by President Bush, Thomas White faced what surely was the most difficult task in his 10-year career as an Enron executive: Helping hide the hundreds of millions of dollars in losses ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00052.htm


4: The Parliamentarian and the Prostitute

The reform of prostitution laws raises emotions and raises questions. And that means the issues must be thought through. That requires that fundamental principles have to be considered. ACT Member of Parliament Deborah Coddington raised some valid issues ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00066.htm


5: Republicans Make the US Elections Voting Machines

The story is not about allegations of fraud — it's about an appearance of impropriety that is stunning in its magnitude. Unfettered by any disclosure regulations about ownership or political affiliations, just a few companies create and control almost ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00044.htm


6: UQ Wire: The Madness Of America

As we approach a preemptive war with Iraq, in violation of just about every known principle of civilized nations and, more particularly, of international law, certain things have become clearer in my mind. Yesterday I was talking to someone about whether ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00069.htm


7: Post September 11 Update Report - Oil Security

This study covers the trends that appear on the horizon for the international oil industry in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the U.S. and analyzes the impact altered geopolitics might have on the supply and demand for oil.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00074.htm


8: The Real Deal: ABC Distracts As Pockets Are Picked

THE REAL DEAL: JOHN STOSSEL & ABC --- Distracting You With Pocketbooks While Your Pockets Are Picked - By Rick Ensminger and Catherine Austin Fitts

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00062.htm


9: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 10 October

1. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: What reports, if any, has he received on the state of the labour market?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00197.htm


10: Dunne Responds to Winston Peters

"A simple question for Mr Peters - what is his alternative solution?"

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00198.htm


11: White House Briefing by Ari Fleischer - October 9

The President has invited Republican members of the Judiciary Committee to the White House this afternoon to discuss the troubling developments related to the confirmation of the President's nominee to the 4th Circuit from California, Dennis Shedd.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00091.htm


12: Boat Race Advertising On Scoop = Smart Business

Scoop is New Zealand’s leading independent online news provider. Our readership levels of 10,000 visitors a day provide advertisers with a credible – and extremely cost effective - alternative to advertising in the business newspapers (NBR, the Independent), ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00056.htm


13: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 9 October 2002

1. Hon. BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in her Minister of Internal Affairs and his handling of the leaky buildings crisis; if so, why?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00178.htm


14: Qantas Deal Down The Dunne

New Zealand First has accused Peter Dunne of selling out New Zealanders with his tacit support for Qantas to buy into Air New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00192.htm


15: UQ Wire: Manifest Destiny

American foreign policy is revisiting the most brutal period in our history. George W. Bush has resurrected the scourge of Manifest Destiny, a depraved philosophy that states we are morally compelled by God Almighty to kill weaker people and steal their ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00045.htm


16: Bernard Weiner: An Urgent Nov. 5th Call to Action

There are less than 30 days to go before the midterm elections. Normally, voters stay away from the polls in these off-years because usually not much is riding on the outcome.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00068.htm


17: Govt announces tax policy work programme

“Top of the agenda in the new tax policy work programme are measures to support the government’s growth and innovation framework,” Revenue Minister Michael Cullen said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00199.htm


18: Greenpeace Images: Keep The Cup Nuclear Free

Greenpeace yesterday hung a banner from the cliffs of Torbay, Auckland with the message ‘Keep the Cup Nuclear Free’ to show opposition to the French nuclear industry’s involvement in the Cup. Greenpeace activists absailed down the face of the cliff to hang the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00051.htm


19: 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


20: US Elections 2002: Gulf Of Tonkin II Splits Dems.

The United States Constitution gives the power to declare war to Congress, not to the President. This provision has been challenged by many administrations through the years, including the current one.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00064.htm


21: Government passes tough anti-terrorism law

The Government will pass legislation today giving it more power to combat terrorism and allowing it to implement anti-terrorism measures required of United Nations members, Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00182.htm


22: Harvard's Enron-Style Partnership With Harken

HARVARD STUDENTS CALL FOR INVESTIGATION INTO SCHOOL’S ENRON-STYLE PARTNERSHIP WITH BUSH’S HARKEN ENERGY COMPANY

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00081.htm


23: Maharey On Mikus

Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a parliamentary review of the DPB comments, "When Paul Holmes asked the Minister responsible for WINZ why Jules Mikus wasn't 'flagged', given his history, Mr Maharey answered that, we must remember, 'The DPB is given ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00059.htm


24: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Scoop Is In The House - Israel’s Latest War Crime - The Dangers Of Truth Telling – The Jason Leopold Story - The Real Deal: Austin Fitts Takes On DoD Misinformation - UQ Wire: The MI5’s Dirtiest Secret – Payoffs To bin Laden - Stateside: Butterflies! ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00065.htm


25: Streets Of London: Prescribing Pleasure

Women with problems including major genital damage caused by surgery and birth defects or reduced desire for their partners are being referred to shops sensitive to their needs, the Guardian reported last week. British medical professionals have long debated ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00054.htm


26: Improper Manoeuvres at Harken During the Bush Era

New Evidence Regarding Improper Financial Manoeuvres at Harken Energy During the Bush Era - A HARVARDWATCH MEMO October, 2002

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00082.htm


27: Scoop Update #10 – Three Ways To Love Scoop

In This Edition: Everyone Loves A Winner…. Vote For Scoop! – Be An Angel - Do You Know Any Advertisers?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00070.htm


28: No sex, no smoke, no spine

Green MP Nandor Tanczos today described parliament's new 'role model for youth', NZ First MP Craig McNair, as spineless for refusing a number of invitations to publicly debate the cannabis issue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00153.htm


29: Terrorism Bill Undermines Vital Civil Liberties

The Terrorism Suppresion Bill remains far too wide in scope and should be withdrawn for re-drafting says the Enviornment and Conservation Organisations of NZ, ECO.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00058.htm


30: Butchers Must Be Tried for War Crimes

Israel’s latest assault against Palestinian civilians in Gaza would be a crime against humanity if perpetrated by soldiers of any other nation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00058.htm

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