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

1: UQ Wire: Whose Standards Is Iraq Being Tested By?

What level of proof will Colin Powell use when he tries to show links between Iraq and Al-Qaeda ? Because if you replace 'Iraq' with 'United States' in the following 5 statements, then they are already 'public knowledge'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00010.htm


2: Stateside With Rosalea: Does W get Wired?

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to guess the question that leapt to mind when I was told the space shuttle had exploded over Texas: "With the Israeli on board?" The first image that came to mind, however, was quite different - giant mutant spiders ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00005.htm


3: US Space Shuttle Columbia Explodes Over Texas

Breaking News: NASA declared an emergency in the early hours of Sunday morning New Zealand time after the space shuttle Columbia exploded over Texas. The Shuttle was on a descending heading toward Florida where it was scheduled to land.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00004.htm


4: Letter to the Editor: Criticism of columnist askew

I am writing in response to the Sunday letter from Larry Birns of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs ("Compromised view on Venezuela?") regarding my column about the pro-Hugo Chavez bias in the American media ("Venezuela through a tilted lens?" ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00011.htm


5: Scoop Cartoon: George, Laura & War

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00001.htm


6: John Kaminski : A Rabid Flock Of Lying Killers

DOES GOD want us to kill innocent Iraqi children? Judging by the apparently unanimous approval in the Senate chamber from all those truth-immune political celebrities watching President Bush's most recent State of the Union address — all of whom are ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00002.htm


7: To Win An Election, Control The Voting Machines

Maybe Nebraska Republican Chuck Hagel honestly won two US Senate elections. Maybe it's true that the citizens of Georgia simply decided that incumbent Democratic Senator Max Cleland, a wildly popular war veteran who lost three limbs in Vietnam, was, as ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00009.htm


8: UQ Wire: Kiss the Sky

It began, in truth, as a byproduct of both Nazi rocket ingenuity and as yet another field of battle in the Cold War. When the governments of the United States and the Soviet Union first set their eyes to the stars, they did not have dreams of exploration ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00008.htm


9: The 911 Evidence that May Hang George W. Bush

The Case Against G.W. Bush: a Preliminary "Hearing" in the Court of Common Sense

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00071.htm


10: Business should ignore anti-skills report

Jobs and opportunities would be threatened by a suggestion that students should pay more for tertiary education, Economic Development Minister and Progressive leader Jim Anderton said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00012.htm


11: A Slap On the Wrist For Ripping Off California

One of the most damning pieces of evidence in the federal government’s investigation into California’s energy crisis emerged Friday, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that energy firms took part in a year-long scheme to boost the price of electricity ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00007.htm


12: Senator Hagel Admits Owning Voting Machine Company

BREAKING NEWS: Senate Ethics Director Resigns; Senator Hagel Admits Owning Voting Machine Company By Bev Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00166.htm


13: Queen’s Counsel appointment round for 2003

Attorney-General Margaret Wilson, together with the Chief Justice Sian Elias, today announced a new appointment round for Queen’s Counsel will take place this year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00016.htm


14: Tariana Turia's Beehive Chat 3 February 2003

Ten days ago, there was a story in a national newspaper about what's believed to be the last Maori-owned land on the lakefront in Taupo. The owner, Blanche Kapua, has been offered $800,000 for her modest house.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00009.htm


15: SEC Should Probe Sale Of Army Secretary’s Mansion

A lifelong Army veteran with no corporate experience takes a job at an upstart energy company, earns tens of millions of dollars in questionable stock sales before the company goes belly up and lands a powerful position working in the administration ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00003.htm


16: Margaret Wilson Speech: PSA Delegates Seminar

Thank you for inviting me here today to talk about some of the achievements and proposed legislative developments in the employment area. I have been asked to specifically cover the Employment Relations Act and its review, proposed changes to the Holidays ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00013.htm


17: Caption Competition: CNN Heads Of Domination

Scoop is inviting readers to provide captions for the above picture of U.S. President George W. Bush during his State of the Union Address last week. The image is sourced from the CNN broadcast of the event. Also pictured are Vice President Dick Cheney ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00013.htm


18: World Class Globally, Not "World Famous In NZ

Lots of exciting events this month for the Aucklanders and lots of important information for everyone else (see Bits and Bytes). Yes, there's a free lunch: just enter our survey! Best regards to entrepreneurs from every walk of life on every continent! ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0302/S00005.htm


19: Game of Darts: Israel Style

We played soccer with kids in front of tanks in Ramallah. Then, they shot tear gas and lobbed sound grenades at us; We weren’t shot, but that’s because we had an international presence and cameras with us…..

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00008.htm


20: It’s a White, White, White, White Media World

Who got to preview and review President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00165.htm


21: Activists say many arrests at US embassy avoidable

Activists say police over reaction led to more than 20 people being arrested at an anti-war demonstration at the United States Embassy in Wellington Sunday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00006.htm


22: Hijacked Iwi and Hapü on the Internet

Last year a number of Iwi had their Internet names hijacked or attempts to hijack have taken place says Maori Internet pioneer Karaitiana Taiuru ( the lead person for the creation of .maori.nz and kaitiaki for .iwi.nz).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00004.htm


23: Anti-GATS Campaigners - Afraid of the Dark

The TLN is right behind Government moves to liberalise international trade in services, Executive Director, Suse Reynolds, said today following the release of the Government's consultation process. Responding to the Government's critics Reynolds said "there ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00008.htm


24: Speech paints a bleak picture for business

It is a sure bet that Margaret Wilson's speech to the PSA Delegates Seminar today is very different to the one Helen Clark will give to the upcoming Knowledge Wave Conference, says National's Deputy Leader and Industrial Relations spokesperson, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00015.htm


25: Israeli Peace Activist Assaulted by Settlers

Today a group of 5 Israeli Ta'ayush peace activists visited the town of Yanoon near Nablus on a fact finding trip concerning the Palestinian farm on which two members of the ISM were assaulted on Wednesday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00009.htm


26: 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


27: Russell Coutts Speaks On Team NZ Departure

Alinghi skipper Russell Coutts revealed today the circumstances of his and Brad Butterworth's decision to leave Team New Zealand in May 2000.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0301/S00107.htm


28: Images: Water Protester Refuses To Remove Signs

Ike Finau, who has been campaigning against the commercialisation and privatisation of Auckland City's water supply for three years, has become something of a celebrity in Grey Lynn for his communication strategy in support of the cause.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00156.htm


29: Press Statement By Ike Finau 31 January 2003

My supporters and I have asked Ms Wilson, the Attorney-General, to approve the Bylaw as complying with the Bill of Rights Act 1990, but most importantly, with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0301/S00093.htm


30: The Real But Unspoken Reasons For The Iraq War

Although completely suppressed in the U.S. media, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking - it an an oil CURRENCY war. The Real Reason for this upcoming war is this administration’s goal of preventing further OPEC momentum towards the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00151.htm

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