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

1: 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


2: 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


3: 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


4: Hard News: On Israel

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00022.htm


5: Questions For Oral Answer - 4 December 2002

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in her Associate Minister of Justice responsible for race relations issues, and her recommendation to Cabinet to appoint Mr Joris de Bres as the Race Relations Commissioner; if so, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00095.htm


6: Scoop Feedback: Joris, War, Transport and Thar

In This Edition: Joris de Bres - Please Check The Reasoning Of This Argument - Eyes Open On Transport Policy - How Bizarre

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00029.htm


7: 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


8: Conciliator Not Fit For The Job

NZ First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters said today that Joris De Bres’ United Nations Day speech was an absolute outrage.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00091.htm


9: Te Papa's December 02 & January 03 Exhibitions

Kia Ora and welcome to Te Papa's email update service for December & January! This service provides up to the minute information on our new exhibitions, events, and other news, as well as a monthly summary of what is currently on. For GENERAL ENQUIRIES ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0212/S00021.htm


10: Prebble Supports Commissioner

ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today that the new Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres and his imaginative claim that white settlers were like the Taleban had exceeded even his expectations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00099.htm


11: Race Relations Commissioner should resign

National Party leader Bill English says comments by Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres are way out of line and he must be sacked.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00090.htm


12: 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


13: Sludge Report #145 - The Awakening

In This Edition.... This Mad, Bad World - A New News Environment - But Does It Scan? - The Zeitgeist Is In Motion - The “Flooding” Of Global Consciousness

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00030.htm


14: 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


15: 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


16: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 3 December, 2002

1. DAVID CUNLIFFE (NZ Labour--New Lynn) to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on business confidence?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00084.htm


17: UQ Wire: The Rise of the American Police State (2)

One does not need to look into the Council on Foreign Relations, however, to discover the hidden agenda behind the Homeland Security Act. David Armstrong recently wrote a detailed article for Harper's Magazine on "Dick Cheney's Song of America: Drafting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00027.htm


18: John Chuckman: Night Of The Living Dead

One by one, in the dead of night, they push ghastly, rotting fingers through dank earth in an effort to grasp something solid and pull themselves up from moldering graves, figures of long-dead flesh, blank-eyed, capable of no feeling save an unnatural ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00028.htm


19: NZ’s Maori Cultural Heritage Is ‘The New Frontier’

On UN Day for Cultural Heritage, Race Relations Commissioner calls for greater respect for Maori culture and contemporary relevance of Treaty of Waitangi

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0212/S00032.htm


20: 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


21: Jim Hightower: Eaters of the World, Unite

Harry Truman said: "No man should be president who doesn't understand hogs." The problem with our recent presidents, however (including los dos Bushes and Bill Clinton) is that, while they certainly don't know pig stuff about the four-legged ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00026.htm


22: Malaysian PM Mahathir On Pre-Emptive Strikes

Quotes from Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad regarding in response to recent remarks from Australian PM John Howard on a new policy of pre-emptive strikes against terrorism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00025.htm


23: Rail service out of control in Auckland

An administrative muddle of extraordinary proportions involving the Government and Auckland local authorities demands a full inquiry into public passenger rail operations and planning says the MP for Epsom Richard Worth.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00101.htm


24: 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


25: Whales Delighted About Sir Geoffrey

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has described the appointment of Sir Geoffrey Palmer to the International Whaling Commission as a subtle piece of conservation diplomacy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00087.htm


26: Baldock baffled by Green ‘logic’

United Future transport spokesman Larry Baldock says he’s baffled by the alleged reasoning behind the Green Party’s attitude towards the Government’s handling of fuel tax revenue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00092.htm


27: 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


28: White House Briefing: Howard & Pre-Emptive Strikes

MR. FLEISCHER: The President of course supports preemptive action. The President has said that is part of America's doctrine because of the different nature of terrorism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00029.htm


29: 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


30: 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


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