Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


Scoop: Daily Ratings

TO CHANGE MY SCOOP OPTIONS OR UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS LIST
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/signin.html
IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR PASSWORD
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/newpass.html

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

1: Bush Is Racking Up "Frequent Liar Miles"

Lyndon Johnson is remembered for lying about Vietnam, Richard Nixon for lying about Watergate, Bill Clinton for lying about adultery. George W. Bush is known as a straight shooter. What’s wrong with that picture?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00062.htm


2: John Kaminski: The System Can't Be Fixed

Our president is a criminal, if not surely guilty, at least chargeable for the following offenses: Military desertion, cocaine smuggling, conspiracy to destroy American landmarks, conspiracy to commit mass murder in New York, Washington, Pennsylvania and Afghanistan. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00066.htm


3: Humour: Guess Who's Leading George By The Nose

A bit of fun, courtesy of the fine folks at http://StopEsso.com . Click on George’s nose to start George’s nose growing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00093.htm


4: Scoop Images: Get Your Deception Dollars Today!

Click on the green folding below ( http://www.delcanton.com/otherprod/deceptiondollars.asp ) to order your own deception dollars. Deception Dollars were reputedly a huge hit during the Jan 18th demonstrations in Washington D.C. and San Francisco at the weekend.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00105.htm


5: Scoop Images: Canberra’s Ring Of Fire From Space

In the images below of fires on the East Coast of Australia in Victoria and New South Wales were taken on the 21st UTC. The fire front is roughly 300km long. Canberra can be located roughly at the center of the C shaped fire formation in the center ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00091.htm


6: Dylan Taite will be sadly missed

Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey is paying tribute to TVNZ rock journalist and producer Dylan Taite, who passed away last night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00175.htm


7: UQ: Target Scott Ritter - The War Party Gets Ugly

This is what we're up against, in America: an evil that is almost demonic in its pure malevolence, a dark destructive spirit that feeds on pain and is animated by the will to crush its enemies underfoot. This is the face of an enemy that must be ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00096.htm


8: Scoop Images: A City Surrounded By Fire

A new web based imaging system for tracking Australian bush fires has recently been and the following pictures were obtained from it. The tool allows you to zoom in on a particular fire and area.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00082.htm


9: Kaminski: The World Can't Trust What America Says

The key to integrity, this old Mayan guy once told me, is admitting our faults. If we don't do that, our whole lives are built on a bed of lies. This is the United States of America 2003 version — built on a bed of lies and disintegrating all around ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00089.htm


10: HARD NEWS 23/01/03 - Hypocrisy In The Morning

NOTE: A double dose of Hard News…. Russell Brown’s latest follows… and then a PublicAddress.net bulletin form the 21st of January.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00106.htm


11: Tube Talk - Beware of Bachelors

A new year brings with it renewed optimism that you’ll be less of a TV-watching slob. As the sun shines and you enjoy your holiday, you imagine achieving all kinds of spiffy self-improving goals: going to the gym more, spending more time in the kitchen ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00104.htm


12: ACC Cuts Loose Dog-Bashed-Boy

Ryan Becker was savaged as a toddler by a german shepherd-rottweiller dog who bashed him unconscious against the walls and floor of a narrow hallway. He underwent extensive surgery requiring more than two hundred stitches to his face which was almost torn ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00103.htm


13: John Kaminski: What If America Was Really Invaded?

If the U.S. government's defensive response was anything like it was on 9/11/2001, and the invasion was anything like we imagined during the Cold War, you could rest assured that all the targets would be destroyed, the perps would get away, and America ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00099.htm


14: Feature: Waiting In The Wings

Fish need bicycles as much as Air New Zealand would seem to need a “strategic alliance” with its arch rival, Qantas. In fact, the decision to conditionally approve this deal as being in the “national interest” marks a defining moment for the Clark government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00098.htm


15: Foreign buy-up wrecks home-ownership hopes

Land-grabbing foreign speculators are stealing the own-your-own-home dreams of thousands of young and less well-off New Zealanders, Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00173.htm


16: Who Gave the Orders to Inspect a Mosque?

A row has broken out between Iraqi officials and UNMOVIC over a controversial inspection of one of Baghdad's largest and most populated mosques, the Al-Nidaa mosque.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00101.htm


17: US Corporations & Iraqi Oil, Skulduggery Since 20s

In all the countless hours the corporate media devote to broadcasting the Bush administration's lies and deceits about Iraq, that simple and crucial question is almost never addressed. And for good reason.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00097.htm


18: UQ Wire: John le Carré - USA Has Gone Mad

America has entered one of its periods of historical madness, but this is the worst I can remember: worse than McCarthyism, worse than the Bay of Pigs and in the long term potentially more disastrous than the Vietnam War.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00053.htm


19: Bolton Goes East – The Wrong Man For Korea

State Department's John Bolton the Wrong Man to Send to Korea * Peace emissary is one of the administration's prime unilateralists and a jingoist nationalist. * Progenitor of invented Cuban bioweaponry charge, strangely silent when it came to proving it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00110.htm


20: John Chuckman: Twelve Rusted Pipes

My head turned when I heard on the radio that a number of chemical warheads had been discovered in Iraq, the words "chemical warheads" evoking powerful suggestions and images. Shortly after first reports, one of Mr. Bush's spokespeople termed it "significant."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00102.htm


21: English calls on Clark to outline Treaty agenda

National Party Leader Bill English says he’s surprised Helen Clark is refusing invitations to publicly explain her Government’s position on Treaty of Waitangi issues.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00169.htm


22: Dunne: Rail users’ needs override ideology

It is essential that the needs of New Zealand’s rail commuters, manufacturers and exporters are the first priority when it comes to sorting out the Tranz Rail mess, according to United Future leader and Ohariu-Belmont MP, Peter Dunne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00170.htm


23: 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


24: Immigration Pushes Up House Prices - Peters

New Zealand First claims the Government’s policy of uncontrolled immigration is systematically destroying the New Zealand tradition of home ownership.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00171.htm


25: Property Rights Under Threat

Property rights are well on their way to becoming a distant memory for New Zealand landowners.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00164.htm


26: US Will Not Release Vital Evidence Against Iraq

On December 19, UNMOVIC head Hans Blix declared that Iraq's final, all-inclusive weapons report had "obvious and serious omissions". A mere few minutes later, the Bush administration declared that Iraq was in "material breach due ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00085.htm


27: John Chuckman: National Sanctity of Life Day

President Bush has declared National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I should be forgiven for greeting the news with cynicism, but at least they included the word "national" in the title.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00087.htm


28: Remarks at the U.S. Institute of Peace

DEPUTY SECRETARY ARMITAGE: Richard, thank you very much. It's a great delight for me to be back with you. It's also a delight to see so many friends from the diplomatic community and friends from past assignments here today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00109.htm


29: Germany Warns Against Military Action on Iraq

Germany has warned against risks that could accompany military action against Iraq and presented arguments to substantiate the German government's rejection of a war option.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00114.htm


30: Bill English's Unity And Development Speech

When other parties take up our principles it’s another victory in the war of ideas. But the New Zealand National Party is the only party able to make them the heart of government. Two burning issues will dominate this decade, not just for politicians, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00155.htm

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>

ALSO:

Buildup:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

ALSO:

Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monitor
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news