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Scoop Ratings: Greatest Hits For December 2002

The top 30 rating items on Scoop for the month of December were:

1: Images: Flying Frodo Air

Air NZ's chief operating officer Andrew Miller launches Air NZ's bold worldwide promotion of Lord of the Rings - Unveiling a special Boeing 747-400 emblazoned with Frodo imagery. For more information see… Air NZ Unlocks The Secrets Of Middle Earth.... . Pics: ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0212/S00113.htm


2: Sweden Offers Free-speech Refuge To U.S. Officials

STOCKHOLM - Blaine Williams hasn't stopped grinning since he arrived in Sweden two weeks ago. Several times a day he'll approach a complete stranger, offer a handshake and a smile, introduce himself as a former CIA analyst from America, and proceed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00082.htm


3: Image & Link: Webcam LOTR Two Towers Premiere

Scoop Images & Link: Webcam For LOTR Two Towers Launch Click On Image To Link To Live Webcam

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00109.htm


4: Scoop Archive: Images: Flying Frodo Air

Air NZ's chief operating officer Andrew Miller launches Air NZ's bold worldwide promotion of Lord of the Rings - Unveiling a special Boeing 747-400 emblazoned with Frodo imagery. For more information see... Air NZ Unlocks The Secrets Of Middle Earth.... . Pics: ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/a1/8a/200212141707.21075897.html


5: Crop Circles Reveal “Signs” To Raelians

At the dawn of the release of “SIGNS" starring Mel Gibson, the Raelian Movement are receiving some SIGNS of their own..

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0208/S00014.htm


6: Scoop Graphic: It Makes You Think!

Graphic by bluebear

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00121.htm


7: The Fate For Gold And The U.S. Dollar Is Sealed

Shortly after Alan Greenspan’s momentous statement regarding the methods that he would employ to overcome deflation in our country, Federal Reserve Governor Ben Benanke elaborated on a number of other possible means to achieve that end.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00141.htm


8: Air NZ Unlocks The Secrets Of Middle Earth....

The Lord of the Rings fans can enjoy a birds eye view of some of the most famous locations in the movie trilogy thanks to the extensive flight network of Air New Zealand - “Airline to Middle-earth.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0212/S00112.htm


9: Scoop Links: Rape Accusations Against George Bush

Margie Schoedinger of Missouri City, Texas has filed a lawsuit against George W. Bush in Fort Bend County Court. In her suit she is alleging "race based harassment and individual sex crimes committed against her and her husband." The suit lists ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00085.htm


10: 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


11: The Thomas E. White Affair – The Documents

The following are the source documents (emails, charts and spreadsheets from Enron Energy Services) which were used by freelance journalist Jason Leopold for his expose about U.S. Army Secretary Thomas E. White’s direct involvement in crooked accounting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00018.htm


12: The Companies That Armed Iraq With WMDs

Hewlett Packard, Dupont, Honeywell and other major U.S. corporations, as well as governmental agencies including the Department of Defense and the nation’s nuclear labs, all illegally helped Iraq to build its biological, chemical and nuclear weapons ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00126.htm


13: Scoop Cartoons: Trent Lott & US Strategic Policy

Cartoons by John Chuckman...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00097.htm


14: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00121.htm


15: Scoop Images: LOTR Street Party 2002 – Panorama

Scoop takes you virtually to yesterday’s street party in Wellington’s Courtenay Place for the Australasian Premiere of ”Lord of The Rings – The Two Towers” . Photos by David McLellan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00112.htm


16: "I Was Raped By The Agents Of Bush-Whacko"

Today, December 10, 2002 at approximately 1:00 pm EST, at my residence 1651 Goldston Carbonton Road, Goldston, NC, I noticed 2 then 3 then 4 cars enter my driveway. I went out to greet them and asked if I could help them with something.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00092.htm


17: Tube Talk: ‘Tis the Season to be Brain Dead’

If Christmas is the celebration of the birth of the Son of God, then Christmas television is proof that the Apocalypse is nigh.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00128.htm


18: 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


19: UQ Wire: U.S. Balks At Iraqi Invasion

Over the last three months the world has successfully demonstrated that it can delay and obstruct U.S. plans to occupy the oil fields of Iraq and Saudi Arabia. This is both good news and bad news. Today's UN developments regarding Iraq's statement on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00127.htm


20: Bush Nominates Himself to Chair 9/11 Investigation

George W. Bush has tapped Thomas Kean to chair the independent investigation into the attacks of September 11th. This nomination comes in the wake of the choice of Henry Kissinger for that post, and his sudden departure.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00125.htm


21: The Day The Empire Died - OAS Rejects U.S. Policy

RESOLVED: To fully back the democratic and constitutional legitimacy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, whose government is led by Hugo Chávez Frías, and to reject, categorically, any coup attempt or alteration of constitutional order that seriously ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00102.htm


22: UQ Wire: Investment Espionage And The White House

There is growing evidence that the FBI and other government intelligence entities are more closely linked to the documented accumulation of pre-9/11 insider trading profits than was originally thought.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00119.htm


23: John Kaminski: The New Resistance

Fingers of frost creep across our December windows as we fire up our computers long before dawn to check the latest atrocity from Washington, the latest affront to the honesty and dignity of the human race. I imagine that me and my circle of Internet ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00099.htm


24: Scoop Images: LOTR Street Party 2002 – Crowd Shots

Scoop takes you virtually to yesterday’s street party in Wellington’s Courtenay Place for the Australasian Premiere of ”Lord of The Rings – The Two Towers” . Photos by David McLellan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00111.htm


25: The Story Behind The Damning Enron Videotape

The 1997 videotape that surfaced this week in which former Enron President Jeffrey Skilling jokes about the company using accounting sleight of hand so Enron could earn “a kazillion dollars” in earnings could prove to be more significant than the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00113.htm


26: Twin Towers Conquers NZ Box Office

The central film in the trilogy, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, has broken New Zealand’s opening day record with a staggering $757,887. This record was previously held by THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, which took $720,933 in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0212/S00110.htm


27: US Readies Invasion Armada For Jan-Feb 2003

Removing the Iraqi government and installing a US military regime that would control the country's oil fields, is at least as important as eliminating weapons of mass destruction. That makes war with Iraq guaranteed around the end of January to mid-February. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00131.htm


28: Scoop Images: Amazing New Two Towers Screen Shots

A selection of an astonishing new set of images published today by Scoop’s online content partner theonering.net - CLICK HERE FOR FULL SET OF IMAGES . See also the Scoop LOTR feature page

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00040.htm


29: 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


30: UQ Wire: Bush's Gulag

Bush's determination to designate two American citizens as - unlawful enemy combatants - looks like another step towards an American gulag.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00105.htm

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