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Scoop 2002-03 Holiday Period Greatest Hits

The top 30 rating items on Scoop over the Christmas/New Year holiday period 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?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00022.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: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00014.htm


4: 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!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00008.htm


5: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00023.htm


6: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00026.htm


7: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00016.htm


8: 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


9: 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


10: Nuclear Policy: Moral Clarity or Double Standards?

Just listen to President George W. Bush the commander-in-chief of a military force that not only possesses and maintains nearly 10,000 nuclear weapons but also boasts an array of weapons of mass destruction, including chemical and biological, lecturing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00012.htm


11: 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


12: Enron and the Dodgy $8 million Army Fortress Scam

Army Secretary Thomas White just put the finishing touches on a $4.6 million mansion in Naples, Florida, using funds some lawmakers have said White, the former vice chairman of Enron, obtained by selling his stock in the company using inside information. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00005.htm


13: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00011.htm


14: 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


15: Israel, Wants Palestine Without Palestinians

This is Genocide! As an Indian, experienced with British Occupation and British imposed partition and son of a refugee from then East Bengal (now Bangladesh), I always wondered why Israel doesn’t either Annex Palestine or give them freedom? I found the answer ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00013.htm


16: Howard’s End - There’s Madness Afoot

Whom the God's wish to punish they first make mad. With the massing of troops and firepower for an invasion of Iraq there is madness afoot which will summon up a host of unforeseen dangers and unimagined consequences.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00010.htm


17: David Miller Online: What Motivates North Korea?

North Korea has always been an enigma ever since it was created at the end of the Second World War. This latest crisis has once again raised concerns of instability on the Korean Peninsula and a possible outbreak of war although the problem this ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00015.htm


18: The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media

NEW YORK (Seven Stories/Pacific Media Watch): A new book, Our Media, Not Theirs! The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media, examines how the current media system in the United States undermines democracy, and what we can do to change it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00011.htm


19: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0301/S00013.htm


20: Stateside With Rosalea – Images of a Time

Stateside With Rosalea captures images from another perspective from inside the USA.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00018.htm


21: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00024.htm


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

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/a9/99/200004100055.8b5d43fa.html


23: Scoop Letters to the Editor

Scoop Letters to the Editor - New Zealand’s Debt Crisis - Concerning your article: Christmas-New Year holiday period begins...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00017.htm


24: Kahukura Saga Gets Murkier

Answers to new parliamentary questions show the New Zealand Film Commission has been totally irresponsible with taxpayers' money over the demise of Larry Parr's Kahukura Productions Ltd, and Chief Executive Ruth Harley - or the Associate Minister ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00033.htm


25: 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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00175.htm


26: 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


27: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00020.htm


28: Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The New American Way

Guilty until proven innocent. This is the new American way. And no evidence is necessary to order someone killed. Just the say-so of the man with the gun.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00115.htm


29: The shadow of her smile

John Kaminski writes how we are responsible, in times of war, for the evil that enslaves us, and what we ought to do about it: I used to love fireworks. But I haven't been able to watch them for better than a decade now...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00009.htm


30: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00026.htm


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