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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?

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. ...

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

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

4: Scoop Images: Get Your Deception Dollars Today!

Click on the green folding below ( ) 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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 bulletin form the 21st of January.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

25: Property Rights Under Threat

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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, ...

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