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

1: Scoop Archive: 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/archive/scoop/stories/fc/d9/200212031127.009a36df.html


2: Scoop Archive: 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/archive/scoop/stories/b4/e1/200212021129.e24039c3.html


3: 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


4: East Timor Militia Leader Should Be Behind Bars

MEDIA RELEASE: East Timor militia leader should be behind bars and foreign women detained in Aceh on trumped up charges must be released.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00002.htm


5: 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


6: 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


7: Rowan please give Wallace family their money back

The private prosecution of Constable Keith Abbott was a travesty, says Pakuranga MP Maurice Williamson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00128.htm


8: Questions For Oral Answer - 5 December 2002

1. PETER BROWN to the Minister of Transport: Noting that he met with Tranz Rail executives over safety issues, can he confirm that the issue of "bendy tracks" was discussed, and what was the outcome?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00126.htm


9: 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


10: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 4 December, 2002

Hon. BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition): I notice that the Prime Minister is not here today. Next week she will be away, and in the last sitting week the House may be in urgency. As it could be the case that there is no opportunity to ask the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00121.htm


11: UQ Wire: The Rise of the American Police State (3)

The concerns of civil libertarians about incursions on civil liberties under the U.S.A. PATRIOT Act or Homeland Security Act do not begin to make a dent on public awareness (or in Bush policy-making) because they do not consider the Cheney Plan ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00035.htm


12: 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


13: Tube Talk: Making the hardest decision

Last week’s Inside New Zealandoffering, The Hardest Decision, was an unusually intelligent and well-balanced attempt to discuss the issue of abortion and its impact on New Zealand women.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00033.htm


14: Get Off The Bandwagon

New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has suggested that Maori radicals, now jumping on the De Bres Taleban bandwagon, take a look at themselves in the nearest mirror.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00123.htm


15: New Zealand is Outside the Intelligence Club

The revelation that Australia knew of a possible terrorist attack in Kenya but didn't inform the New Zealand Government provides more evidence that the Prime Minister was wrong when she assured the country we are a member of the best intelligence club ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00135.htm


16: 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


17: 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


18: Police can't set themselves above the law

The police would lose credibility if officers were given immunity from private prosecution, Green Justice spokesperson Nandor Tanczos said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00134.htm


19: 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


20: 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


21: Powell In Bogotá; The Empire Visits the Satrapy

The U.S. State Department has confirmed that former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemispheric Affairs Otto Reich will not be travelling to Colombia today with Secretary of State Colin Powell. This move is a telltale sign that Reich will ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00034.htm


22: 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


23: Public-Private Partnerships - Parasitic Relations

The government announcement of legislation to allow for so-called public-private partnerships represents the start of the second wave of rogernomics. What the 1984 Labour government began, the current Labour government is set to continue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0212/S00044.htm


24: NEWSFLASH: Constable Abbot Not Guilty

A jury took just three hours this aftenoon to find Senior Constable Keith Abbott not guilty of the murder of Waitara resident Steven Wallace.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00032.htm


25: Nationalise This, Helen

The Government's proposal to purchase Tranz Rail tracks for millions of dollars is absurd, ACT Commerce Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00110.htm


26: Baby Shaker "Loop Hole" was Deliberate

"The legal loophole which let off a 16 year old burglar from Christchurch who shook his three-week old son into a brain injury and broken leg, was no unexpected discovery. It was plain when Justice Minister Phil Goff's Sentencing Bill went through" ACT ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00127.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: 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


29: Images: Bhopal Day At Dow Chemicals

Images from the Greenpeace protest to mark Bhopal (International No Pesticides) Day commemorations earlier this week. See also Dow must take responsibility for Bhopal for more background. The banner in the photos below reads "Life Poisoned Daily".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0212/S00046.htm


30: 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

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