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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


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

1: Is Bush About to be ‘Stiffed’?

Germany’s now on the UN Security Council. Will it vote yes to an Iraq war? And is its goal to 'stiff' Bush and have Europe become the balancing superpower preventing the USA from achieving its stated goal of sustainable global dominance?

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 ...

3: Rumsfield Has Other Plans For Thomas White

Secretary of the Army Thomas White, the former vice chairman of Enron, may have avoided the scandals that brought down his former colleagues at the one-time energy behemoth, but White’s got bigger problems these days that could make him the latest Bush appointee ...

4: Jaggi Singh Beaten and Deported from Israel

ISM Activist Abducted And Beaten To Be Deported To Canada - Jaggi was to be deported to Canada for visa violations. The Canadian Consulate visited him in prison and provided laisse passé documents for his return to Canada. Jaggi is now at Ben Gurion airport ...

5: United To Discontinue Service To New Zealand

AUCKLAND, Jan. 10, 2003 - As part of the carrier's programme to return the company to profitability United Airlines today announced changes to its international schedule which includes discontinuing flying its aircraft between the United States and New ...

6: FBI Knows Who Was Behind Anthrax Attacks

During the Fall of 2001, we witnessed anthrax attacks on the United States government that were obviously designed to shut down the government at a very critical time immediately after September 11. It was during this time that Congress should have ...

7: 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, ...

8: Jaggi Singh Nabbed in Jerusalem

Jaggi Singh, a Montreal based activist and organizer, was kidnapped today in Jerusalem by a group of undercover Israeli police officers. He was on his way to visit a friend, and was arrested as he arrived at his friend's apartment. Jaggi traveled to Israel ...

9: America Killing Its Own Soldiers

A study of the irresponsible and continuing use of depleted uranium ammunition by the United States armed forces proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that exposure to this poisonous substance guarantees cancer, birth defects and other lethal hazards.

10: Howard’s End: ACC Investments Open to Scamsters

The ACC is once again in the public spotlight following revelations that it plans to increase its NZ and overseas investments from the current $3.8 billion to $5.4 billion by 2005 while at the same time increasing petrol levies for motorists and ...

11: 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.

12: Buzzflash: CNN Peace Protest Becomes A 404

Why Did the Mainstream - So-Called Liberal - News Media Downplay the 100,000+ Antiwar Protestors in D.C. In October? A Special BuzzFlash News Analysis

13: 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 ...

14: Imperial PAX Americana

This week the USA released its blueprint to advance toward world domination. Sound oddly familiar? Yes you’ve seen the movies too. But this is far from entertaining. This is revelation of biblical proportions. This is the Imperial PAX Americana Blueprint.

15: Streets of London: Compulsory HIV and Hep Tests

Compulsory HIV and hepatitis tests for potential NHS recruits, with those who test positive becoming ineligible for posts entailing a higher risk of infecting patients, came a step closer last week. Moreover, Britain’s major doctor’s union and a leading ...

16: Top Ten Conspiracy Theories of 2002

Courtesy of Indymedia New York, Mike Ward of PopMatters lists the most outrageous top ten officially spun conspiracy theories of the year - Scoop Editor's Note: If you feel like a laugh then read this!

17: I Was Nabbed, Beaten, and Deported: Jaggi Singh

Again, my thanks and gratitude to everyone who helped me after my recent nabbing, detention and deportation. I'm overwhelmed by your support and solidarity. Thanks to all of you, in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Nablus, Beit Sahour, Montreal, Toronto and ...

18: Brownlee’s Uranium Breath Leadership Challenge

It is likely that Brownlee will challenge English at National’s forthcoming caucus retreat in February. Whoever wins the leadership must demand consistency from his caucus colleagues. A clear, consistent and credible policy alternative is the only ...

19: Scoop Letters to the Editor

From the Inbox: Is Germany About to ‘Stiff’ Bush? - Brownlee’s Nuke Rethink Dangerous...

20: Brownlee's Nuke About-face motivated by ambition

Gerry Brownlee’s call for ending New Zealand’s ban on nuclear-powered ships is a complete ‘u’ turn from his statement on the issue last September, says Foreign Minister Phil Goff. And the about-face is more to do with the National MP’s leadership ambitions ...

21: The Futility Of War

We've all likely seen or read about scientific studies of aggression and violence in that otherwise intelligent and loveable species, chimpanzees. Some even take these observations as a kind of biological justification of war. But intellects able to ...

22: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Lord Of The Rings Preview Highlights

At the weekend the official LOTR website broadcast a two minute preview from the movie. The preview is attracting unprecedented internet attention.

23: Where Do These Refugees Fit In? Asks Peters

New Zealand First wants the Government to explain which category it is using to bring in another 150 refugees when there are already hundreds of people in the country seeking such status.

24: Focuse on North African and Italian Campaigns

Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Judith Tizard, is urging all New Zealanders with an interest in war history to support a project to chronicle the experiences of World War 2 veterans.

25: 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: ...

26: Check Your Till Receipts! - Kachingo!

With only two days to go before their first $250,000 draw, the organisers of the new rewards programme Kachingo! are reminding shoppers to check their Kachingo! tickets.

27: Sustaining the environment in a growing economy

Too many people assume that economic growth equals damage to the environment. It doesn't have to. You can have a healthy economy and a healthy environment - and that is what this government is aiming for.

28: Ellsberg's "Secrets" and Bush's War

American politicians have a vested interest in carrying out their true agendas away from public scrutiny. Only on rare occasions do we ordinary citizens get a glimpse of how things really operate -- the Army-McCarthy hearings in the '50s, the Watergate ...

29: No Deadline Says Bush - White House Press Briefing

Will Jan 27 be D-Day? ARI FLEISCHER: I think the fact is that the presence of the military has an effective influence on diplomacy and making sure that Saddam Hussein understands that he needs to comply, because if he doesn't, the United States has ...

30: 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.

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