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The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Bernard Weiner: Ten Cracks in the Bush Facade

Through a Glass Lightly: 10 Hopeful Cracks in the Bush Facade By Bernard Weiner The Crisis Papers

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00041.htm


2: 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


3: Scoop Images: Henry Kissinger Digs Deep

The photographs of Kissinger [taken by Adriana Lorete], seen pondering affairs at a trade conference in Brazil, originally appeared on the front page of Jornal do Brasil, a major Rio de Janeiro daily, on November 13, 1992.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00045.htm


4: 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


5: Scoop Video Link: George W. Bush’s Big Pick

While we are addressing the subject of fingers, noses and so-called world leaders . Scoop’s editors would be remiss not to notify readers of perhaps the most famous nose pick in Internet history. A quick search of Google will show you just how much ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00046.htm


6: Scoop Images: Merry Christmas From Tree Beard

Image from Theonering.net .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00044.htm


7: The New Write (Featuring Hot Goss From Parlt.)

“Fighting a religious war is like fighting over who has the best imaginary friend.” -Anonymous

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0212/S00058.htm


8: 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


9: The Fathers Berrigan & Man's Inhumanity to Man

The Fathers Berrigan: Man's Inhumanity To Man, Dastardly Beyond Conscience Or Reasoning. By Judith Moriarty

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00042.htm


10: Kissinger - The Wrong Man for Every Season

* A compelling case can be made that he belongs in jail rather than at the head of the investigation into September 11 * His stint as chairman of the 1983-84 National Bipartisan Commission on Central America was not at all bipartisan and produced a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00010.htm


11: Cops Are People Too

The not guilty verdict of Police Constable Abbott was to be expected, as any rational New Zealander knows we all have the right to defend ourselves, and that includes the police. In this instance, a police officer was confronted by a maniac swinging ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0212/S00055.htm


12: Rule Of The Pirates: The $200 Billion Payday

The figure had been bouncing around think tanks and Capitol Hill for months, and on December 1 made the front page of the Washington Post: Bush's invasion and occupation of Iraq will cost the American taxpayer between $100 and $200 billion.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00048.htm


13: 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


14: Dumped ACC Claimants Must Be Reinst

Howard’s End – While the Transport Select-Committee deliberates about whether to hold an inquiry into ACC, the Minister should order that all claimants who have been dumped on the subjective whim of an ACC case manager be immediately reinstated. Trouble ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00039.htm


15: 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


16: 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


17: UQ Wire: The Bagman Cometh

Last week, Bush tapped Henry Kissinger to chair the independent investigation into how and why the September 11th attacks took place. This investigation has been hotly sought after for months by many members of Congress and the vast majority of Americans.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00036.htm


18: 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


19: Is The Future One Of Deflation Or Inflation?

An obscure philosophical argument about whether the present economic downturn is qualitatively different than others since WWII revolves around the issue of whether the advanced economies face a deflationary future – one where overall prices remain ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00037.htm


20: 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


21: 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


22: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 5 December, 2002

1. PETER BROWN (Deputy Leader--NZ First) 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/S00157.htm


23: Burma’s Former Dictator General Ne Win Dies

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The death of Burma's elderly former dictator, General Ne Win, ended the life of a bizarre, brutal leader who used superstition, military repression and a mummified economy to turn a prosperous Southeast Asian nation into a pauper ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00043.htm


24: McCully lays complaint against Commissioner

National MP Murray McCully is laying a formal complaint against the Race Relations Commissioner - with the Race Relations Commissioner.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00179.htm


25: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS Howard’s End: Resolving The ACC Injustices Will It Be Deflation Or Inflation – The Jury Is Out The Young And The Write-shuss (With The Latest Hot Goss!) The Photos Kissinger Doesn't Want You to See More Kissinger Outrage Scoop ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00047.htm


26: 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


27: 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


28: Wolfowitz In Turkey - Various Statements

Wolfowitz: Merhaba. It's great pleasure to be back in Turkey. Obviously there is a very full agenda of subjects to be discussed. The President of the United States sent me and my colleagues here and to London to talk to our closest allies about ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00042.htm


29: Scoop Advertising – All You Need To Know

CONTENTS: 1. General Information – Audience Statistics - The Scoop Market 2. Why Advertise On Scoop? - Increasing Brand Awareness - Generating Profile For Announcements & Product Launches - Generating Traffic To Online Services - Generating A Response ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00084.htm


30: Images: Lord Of The Rings Game Screenshots

Screenshots from the new Lord of the Rings video game. See… EA Ships The Lord Of The Rings, The Two Towers for more background.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00057.htm

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