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

1: Scoop Archive: UQ Wire: Was Paul Wellstone Murdered?

Democrats Twice As Likely to Die In Crashes: Was Paul Wellstone Murdered? - History Suggests It - Crash Inconsistencies Suggest It - Many, Including Some Members of Congress, Believe It

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/1c/83/200211201748.9b4c3d66.html


2: Elle Intimates Strips Off With Billboard Campaign

Rush-hour traffic was treated to a striptease in Auckland today as the second of two new Elle Mapcherson Intimates billboards were unveiled by a pair of Kiwifire dancers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0210/S00031.htm


3: The Real Deal: RJR Takeover Wars - Episode II

Cigarettes as Currency --- The European Union Sues RJR Tobacco for Two Decades of Global Money Laundering for Colombian Drug Lords, Russian Mafia, Italian Mafia, Saddam Hussein’s Family & New York Real Estate Investors.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00167.htm


4: 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


5: John Chuckman: But He Is A Moron!

Françoise Ducros, director of communications for Canada's Prime Minister Jean Chretien, said in a private conversation that Mr. Bush was a moron for the way he pushed his obsession over Iraq at a NATO meeting in Prague that had other, important issues ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00162.htm


6: Scoop Image: A New American Flag?

This image is intended to reflect a reality rather than a point of view, but in so much as it may be construed as reflecting a point of view, it is my own and does not necessarily reflect the vision of the Bucks County Green Party. All are welcome ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00165.htm


7: Scoop Cartoon: A Christmas Gift That Keeps Giving

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00166.htm


8: UQ Wire: : A Time to Break Silence – Rev. King

The Americans are forcing even their friends into becoming their enemies. It is curious that the Americans, who calculate so carefully on the possibilities of military victory, do not realize that in the process they are incurring deep psychological and political ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00157.htm


9: David Miller Online: US-Saudi Relations Fraying

According to Senator Joseph Lieberman the United States’ ties with Saudi Arabia have reached a "crisis stage". Senator Lieberman claims that this renewed strain is being driven by the US’ looming showdown with Iraq and allegations that a Saudi ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00161.htm


10: Helen Clark doesn’t care about homeowners

Helen Clark’s shown her contempt for homeowners by accusing the media of “banging on about issues of no substance” in connection with the leaky buildings crisis says National Party leader Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00594.htm


11: News Flash: Lucio Gutiérrez Wins in Ecuador

With 61.56 of the votes now counted, Colonel Lucio already has 56.51 percent (tallies emitted by the Supreme Electoral Court)… Thus, it’s a done deal, kind readers. The people have chosen the new president of Ecuador. The winds of change have arrived ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00158.htm


12: Guest Opinion: Iraq's Nuclear Non-Capability

As the war storm against Iraq swirls and gathers momentum, seeded by the efforts of the American and British governments, serious doubts arise as to the credibility of their intelligence sources, particularly the issue of Iraq's nuclear capability. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00164.htm


13: ACC Needs Formal Inquiry

ACC spokesperson Peter Brown has written to the chairperson of the select committee asking for a formal inquiry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00593.htm


14: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0209/S00105.htm


15: Abbott Murder Trial: How Many Shots Were Fired?

An expert witness for the prosecution in the murder trial of Senior Constable Keith Abbott, has raised serious doubts on the accuracy of a police witness’ account of the events leading up to the fatal shooting of Steven Wallace in Waitara.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00160.htm


16: No One Is Safe From America's Killer President

No One Is Safe From America's Killer President By John Kaminski skylax@comcast.net

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00150.htm


17: NZer Makes Uk Debut As Peta's Sexy 'Lettuce Lady'

NEW ZEALAND NATIVE MAKES UK DEBUT AS PETA'S SEXY 'LETTUCE LADY' TO COUNTER MISLEADING MEAT MOGULS

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00138.htm


18: Eco-Economy: Helicopter Money

Be careful what you wish for: Deflation may be averted, but if we are to take the proposals sketched out by these Fed officials at face value, the increasingly extreme outcome that lies in store for the US economy may be one of two equally unpalatable ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00163.htm


19: Petty politics by Rodney Hide

“Mr Hide has published comments which he apparently made at a talk to the Act Party faithful today in which he asserts that I have said that he has a chance of winning the Epsom seat; said Richard Worth, MP for Epsom.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00600.htm


20: IDF Explain Shooting Of United Nations Official

In the framework of IDF activity against terrorist infrastructures, IDF forces operated yesterday (Nov. 22) in the Jenin refugee camp. During the activity, Abdalla Wahash, a senior operative of the Islamic Jihad, was arrested. Wahash is responsible for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00134.htm


21: Scoop Archive: UQ Wire: Gore Vidal's The Enemy Within

Gore Vidal is America's most controversial writer and a ferocious, often isolated, critic of the Bush administration. Here, against a backdrop of spreading unease about America's response to the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath, we publish ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/61/a9/200210301020.f626e86d.html


22: NATO Backgrounder from Prague, Czech Republic

Senior Defense Official: OK. And I'm going to keep this relatively informal and get to the questions pretty fast, because I know that most of you probably were at the backgrounder - some of you, anyway, were at the backgrounder at the Pentagon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00131.htm


23: Dunne Calls For Air NZ To Put Money Where Mouth Is

United Future New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, today challenged Air New Zealand and Qantas to back their words with real action should the merger of the airlines go ahead.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00592.htm


24: Fonterra Unveils Integrated Structure

Fonterra has unveiled a new structure that will see the majority of its Wellington-based roles move to Hamilton, Palmerston North and Auckland. The new structure accommodates the transition of NZMP, as the world’s largest dairy ingredients business, from a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0211/S00217.htm


25: TUBE TALK With John T. Forde: White Trash Paradise

Like most Wellingtonian emigrés, I’m only one or two steps up the evolutionary ladder from small town white trash. Despite my snazzily-cut trousers from Mandatory and a daily trim soy latte, I, too, once drank Ribena out of plastic mugs, danced to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00152.htm


26: Australia Plays Accountants Anonymous

How Australia is being drawn into the global deregulation of services that has triggered a legal and ethical crisis in the US. Australia Plays Accountants Anonymous By Alan Griffiths

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00156.htm


27: Civil Money Laundering Action Against Rj Reynolds

The European Commission has filed a civil action on behalf of the European Community (EC) and ten Member States against the US cigarette manufacturer R. J. Reynolds, following the dismissal of its cigarette smuggling action last February.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00141.htm


28: American Coup: Mid-Term Election Polls vs Actuals

Scoop’s analysis found shows that - according to the polls - the Republican Party experienced a pronounced last minute swing in its favour of between 4 and 16 points. Remarkably this last minute swing appears to have been concentrated in its effects ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00078.htm


29: The business case against the Qantas/Air NZ prop

I am a somewhat unusual breed amongst New Zealand politicians in that I have a strong business background. I am opposed to the Air NZ/Qantas proposal as both a businessman and a politician. Some of the issues which concern me as a United Future MP, for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00601.htm


30: Air NZ Strategic Alliance With Qantas - Fact Sheet

Control: - 70% of ownership in NZ hands, independent NZ board, independent NZ management - Qantas has only two board members - Air NZ sits on Qantas board

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0211/S00208.htm


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