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Scoop Ratings: Greatest Hits For October 2002

The top 30 rating items on Scoop for the month of October 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: Scoop Archive: White House Accused Of Halting 911 Commission

EDITOR'S NOTE: In breaking news over the last two days President George Bush has been accused of double speak over the creation of an Independent Commission to investigate the events surrounding the attacks of September 11th 1991. The following reports ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/fd/d5/200210130121.199b70b8.html


4: 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


5: The 911 Evidence that May Hang George W. Bush

The Case Against G.W. Bush: a Preliminary "Hearing" in the Court of Common Sense

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00071.htm


6: More News On Taiwan’s Attack Warning From The US

The following report from Taiwannews.com sheds some light on the earlier report carried by Scoop concerning warnings given by the US to Taiwan of an imminent terrorist attack in South East Asia. (See… Report May Suggest Foreknowledge Of Bali Bombing )

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00105.htm


7: 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


8: Firas Al-Atraqchi: How To Lie About Iraq

In September 2000, as the Palestinian Intifadha raged, a blueprint for U.S. foreign policy and strategy was drawn up by a prominent U.S. think-tank. The blueprint, titled Rebuilding America's Defences: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00033.htm


9: 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


10: Translation: Taiwan Report On Bali Attack Warning

NOTE: Scoop thanks the reader who very kindly made the following translation of the report cited in... "Report May Suggest Foreknowledge Of Bali Bombing" . See also... "More News On Taiwan’s Attack Warning From The US" for another ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00106.htm


11: Wellstone Plane Was Out Of Control – Media Survey

The following is a summary of the facts available at this time via the media, surrounding Senator Paul Wellstone's airplane crash of 10-25-02. Judge for yourself, was this more likely an assassination or an accident?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00206.htm


12: UQ Wire: Harken Energy Chronology

PLEASE NOTE: This is a work in progress and will be updated periodically. Check back at http://scoop.co.nz for the latest version. The last version was published on 27 August 2002

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00178.htm


13: US Armed Saddam Hussein With Chemical Weapons

On August 18, the New York Times carried a front-page story headlined, ``Officers say U.S. aided Iraq despite the use of gas''. Quoting anonymous US ``senior military officers'', the NYT ``revealed'' that in the 1980s, the administration of US President ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00158.htm


14: The Dirty And Deadly Secrets Of Khamisiyah

In Khamisiyah, southern Iraq, 1991, a man made plague was unleashed. Some of the world’s deadliest chemical and biological warfare agents were housed in Khamisiyah, a sprawling desert bunker complex – and then released into the atmosphere.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00217.htm


15: W32.Bugbear@mm Upgraded To Level 4 Virus

Today Symantec Security Response has upgraded W32.Bugbear@mm from a 3 to a level 4 virus on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the most serious. The upgrade is due to the increase of customer submissions to Security Response from customers. As of yesterday ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0210/S00016.htm


16: Links And Transcripts: Israeli Spyring Shocker

EDITOR’S NOTE: Le Monde today NZT published a lengthy report into Israeli spy activities in the US prior to 911 which raises clear questions about the extent of Israeli prior knowledge of the attacks. The story expands on material which first emerged in a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00029.htm


17: UQ Wire: Harken Energy - Bush’s No Good Trade

One key trade just a few weeks before Iraq invaded Kuwait -- but reported some eight months late after the Gulf War was over -- netted Bush close to $1 million in profit as he sold stock in Harken Energy, an oil company doing business in the Middle East ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00047.htm


18: Expozay's Sophie Monk Stolen All Over Australia

Expozay Swim advertising images of stunning Australian singer Sophie Monk are proving so hot that half the outdoor posters used in the first Australian advertising campaign have been stolen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00201.htm


19: Maxim STILL Means Maximum Government

Replying to a Maxim Institute attack on his party for supporting the decriminalisation of prostitution unrepentant Libertarianz leader Russell Watkins says that "the Very Reverend Paul McMahon is right: my calling Maxim 'Marxist' was a misrepresentation. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00022.htm


20: UQ Wire: Investment Espionage And The White House

There is growing evidence that the FBI and other government intelligence entities are more closely linked to the documented accumulation of pre-9/11 insider trading profits than was originally thought.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00119.htm


21: Scoop Links: CIA Warned Of Attack 14 Days Before

Scoop Links to Washington Post and Sydney Morning Herald stories reporting: “U.S. intelligence officials said they intercepted communications in late September signaling a strike on a Western tourist site. Bali was mentioned in the U.S. intelligence report.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00110.htm


22: 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


23: Scoop Editorial: Hold The Line

General acceptance by a society of the Rule of Law is probably the principle ingredient in defining what a civilised society is. Unfortunately however many law makers in the United States appear not to understand this. Either that or they have forgotten ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00006.htm


24: The Real Deal: Connecting The Harvard Watch Dots

I want to connect the dots between the New York Times piece attached below on transfer of US government assets to private investors at below market values to the far more important story we have been getting from HARVARD WATCH ( http://www.harvardwatch.org ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00089.htm


25: Poll Watch: TV1 And TV3 Final Election 2002 Polls

TV1’s Colmar Brunton Poll and TV3’s NFO Poll have recorded remarkably similar results on the night before the final day of the election campaign. Today will not be recorded among National Party Leader Bill English's finest moments.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00194.htm


26: Virtual Spectator launches new 3D for Americas Cup

New Zealand’s leading interactive sports entertainment company, Virtual Spectator has today launched its premium 3D service for the Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0209/S00102.htm


27: Salon.com's Response to Jason Leopold & His Reply

Salon's account of the circumstances that led up to the removal of the Tom White story contains nothing but lies. I suppose the New York Times will now release their version of the events. I can see the headline now "Jason Leopold Must Die."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00084.htm


28: 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


29: Lessons in Justice: Bush’s European Nightmare

Clearly the Bush Administration has been issued legal advice that a pre-emptive strike against Iraq at this time would contravene international law and conventions protecting human rights. Could George Bush be tried for war crimes? Yes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00099.htm


30: 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

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