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

1: Lawsuit Charging U.S. Lab Origin Of HIV/AIDS

U.S. Forced To OK Lawsuit Charging U.S. Lab Origin Of HIV/AIDS UN Observer And International Report

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00008.htm


2: UQ Wire: The Kissinger Bombshell

Our lord and emperor George W. Bush has just tied together the entire ball of 9/11 lies and related wax, stuck a wick in it, and handed us the match. He has done so by appointing Henry Kissinger chairman of the long-awaited "independent" ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00180.htm


3: 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


4: A Politically Correct Week

Monday morning I was talking to a friend who expressed his growing anger at political correctness – “it’s like a form of censorship” he said, “by attacking dissenting views it effectively shuts down debate". He had recently written a column in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0212/S00018.htm


5: US Criminalises POS Consumer Awareness Campaigns

On Monday the following law was signed into effect in the United States by President George W. Bush.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00019.htm


6: Barbara O’Brien: Another Henry Kissinger Article

Julian Borger writes in The Guardian that Americans reacted to this appointment with "relief mixed with nostalgic affection," while Europeans were surprised to learn Kissinger was not dead or in jail. I knew he was not dead or in jail. But to this ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00018.htm


7: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 3 December

1. DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on business confidence?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00061.htm


8: Sludge Report #144 - Re: The Morality Of Money

In This Edition.... Fed. Governor Ben Bernanke: Is He Barking? - Discussions Re: The Morality Of Money - Eco-Economy: A World Addicted To Genocide – Correspondence With Dr Don Brash

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00010.htm


9: UQ Wire: Kissinger - Bloody Hands Full of Gold

It has become the joke of the day that the Bush Administration is stuffed full of "political dinosaurs" from the Cold War era who want to rattle their sabers and make one last stand like geriatric John Waynes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00009.htm


10: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington

We are poorer now than when Labour took office. The ACT research unit used answers to parliamentary questions, official data and methodology checked with the parliamentary library to determine the average real net wage (take home pay) is 3.3% lower than ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00052.htm


11: John Kaminski: When Medicines Are Meant To Kill

Have you noticed? In the mainstream corporate media, some stories are never written. Throughout American history the media have deliberately ignored certain subjects. Two areas especially overlooked are government drug smuggling and population control ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00182.htm


12: UQ: Rosenbaum’s Penile Prose Vs Vidal’s Triumph

I personally do admit to a taste for sparing no words when a mean-spirited, pompous piece of you-know-what has the gall to ridicule the right to ask questions - spitting down his vindictive from the spit-polished towers of the intellectual prostitute, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00186.htm


13: UQ Wire: The Rise of the American Police State

"It is far more dangerous and threatening to our few remaining civil liberties than he appears willing to suggest," writes Professor E. Nathaniel Gates of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law about William Safire's recent article on the Homeland Security ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00017.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: David Miller: Al-Qaeda’s Changing Tactics

Despite no evidence being produced to show that al-Qaeda was behind the recent terrorist attacks in Kenya, both the Israeli and American governments have already placed the blame with Osama bin Laden’s network. This immediate laying of the blame on al-Qaeda ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00014.htm


16: BTL: Women's Right to Choose Under Severe Attack

A Woman's Right to Choose Under Severe Attack as GOP Consolidates Control of U.S. Government - Interview with Terry O'Neill, membership vice president of National Organization for Women conducted by Denise Manzari

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00016.htm


17: HARD NEWS - News And Views From Public Address

I have been arguing with an occasional correspondent, who, as is his way, tells me I know nothing about the Middle East, that my habitual "wretched wailing about the region" is an indication of my ignorance. Perhaps he's right: it's not for want of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00021.htm


18: WFP Urges Restraint - Gaza Warehouse Destruction

Rome, 2 December 2002 - In response to the weekend demolition of a WFP warehouse by the Israeli Defence Forces, WFP is urging the Israeli government to observe humanitarian principles and compensate the agency for its losses.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00021.htm


19: 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


20: New Zealand Transport Strategy Released

Transport Minister Paul Swain today released the New Zealand Transport Strategy – a document which will guide government decision-making on transport. The strategy has been developed in partnership with the Greens.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00063.htm


21: Howard's End: Nonsense Follows Nonsense at ACC

On Thursday the Transport Select-Committee, which covers ACC matters, will meet to discuss launching an investigation into ACC after senior politicians demanded urgent action. In their deliberations they ought to remember that now and then one ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00011.htm


22: The Great Building Industry Scam

The final release of the Hunn report on leaking buildings does more to indicate the philosophical make up of Mr Hunn and his cronies than it does to objectively address any problems of inadequacy within the building industry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0212/S00021.htm


23: Sir Geoffrey Palmer appointed to IWC

Former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer has been appointed as New Zealand's representative on the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00054.htm


24: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Reading The Entrails

In the formative years of paxa Romana it was common practice for wealthy families to seek out soothsayers who would read the entrails of geese, sheep, and fish to prophesy into the future.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00015.htm


25: Big News: ACC Boss Misleads Public Again

Big News with Dave Crampton ACC Boss Accused Of Misleading The Public Over Rehabilitation Costs

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00006.htm


26: Rodney Hide Shows Ignorance About Unions

WELLINGTON – NZEI Te Riu Roa says Rodney Hide has today shown his ignorance of how the union works as a professional and industrial organisation to provide better working conditions for its members and a better learning environment for the country’s children.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0212/S00019.htm


27: 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


28: UQ Wire: Christopher Hitchens & Chairman Kissinger

While I take issue with the slight against the "9/11 skeptics" in his last paragraph below, I feel that what Christopher Hitchens has documented about Kissinger must lead even the least 'skeptical' to seriously question the Bush Administration's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00003.htm


29: 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


30: Jason Leopold: Wag the Bush

What if this whole squabble with Iraq is just an attempt by President Bush to cover up a White House sex scandal? What if the President was caught getting it on with a girl scout in the Oval Office and was about to be exposed so he cooks up a phony ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00004.htm


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