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

1: Scoop Image: How Americans Teach Geography

The world according to the United States of America, submitted by a reader, origin unknown.

2: 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 ...

3: NZ Swamped By Soaring Immigrant Numbers

New Zealand First says immigration figures released today show there was an explosion in the number of migrants arriving here on a permanent basis last year.

4: 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'.

5: Eagles Or Vultures

When I paused from this morning's C-Span coverage of the shuttle disaster long enough to check my e-mail, I found the following brief note nestled in my inbox. It was from Dr. Kim B., a life-long health care worker, and an old family friend.

6: 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 ...

7: UQ Wire: Kaminski's Best 9/11 Sites — 4th Edition

If you were to read every story on every website mentioned in this post, we wouldn't hear from you for years.

8: Hon Mark Gosche

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the Hon Mark Gosche was taking three months leave of absence from his portfolios and that acting ministers for that period have been appointed.

9: Farmers allowed to work on Waitangi Day

Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Inc) has successfully obtained an exemption for its financial members to operate large agricultural machinery on the road over the Waitangi Day holiday period.

10: 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 ...

11: Behind the Veil: A Diary Of The Haj

An account written by an Islamic woman, and Saudi resident, of what it is like to participate in the annual Haj Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This article is published as this year’s Haj is about to begin.

12: 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, ...

13: 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 ...

14: HARD NEWS 4/2/03 - New Public Address Posts

In the same few days as seven astronauts died when the Columbia space shuttle broke up on re-entry, nine people died in a train accident in Sydney, 40 people died in a train crash in Zimbabwe, 15 people died in a terrorist bus bombing in Afghanistan ...

15: 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 ...

16: Strike Against Venezuelan Hugo Chavez Crumbles

The general strike organized by opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, now entering its eighth week, has been crumbling. Although the South American nation's economy has lost hundreds of millions of dollars due primarily to a work stoppage ...

17: 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 ...

18: Howard’s End: Is ACC a Vexatious Litigent?

A prisoner at Paremoremo has developed a lively interest in litigation by representing himself in Court to the point where counsel of one of the defendants has written to the Solicitor-General seeking a declaration that the prisoner be declared a vexatious ...

19: Scoop Cartoon: George, Laura & War

20: PM seeks nominations for honours

Prime Minister Helen Clark today invited New Zealanders to make nominations for consideration for inclusion in the honours lists.

21: 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?" ...

22: Senator Hagel Admits Owning Voting Machine Company

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

23: Filemaker Announces NZ Distributor - Renaissance

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - February 1, 2003 ­ Leading software brand, FileMaker, Inc. announces today that it has appointed Renaissance Corporation Limited as the brand¹s new distributor for New Zealand.

24: Mäori assets and businesses contribute $1.9bil

Mäori collectively owned assets and businesses produce $1.9 billion each year, demonstrating the positive contribution of Mäori to the wider New Zealand economy, according to a report released today by Te Puni Kökiri and the New Zealand Institute of Economic ...

25: David Miller Online. Dog Laws Must Be Tightened

Banning vicious dogs, even in the wake of the horrific attack on the young girl in Auckland over the weekend, is not the answer to preventing people being attacked. If the politicians are to deal with this problem seriously and effectively then it ...

26: Consultation process on NZ's services position

Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton today invited further submissions on New Zealand's approach to the World Trade Organisation services negotiations, which could add significantly to our export earnings.

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

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

28: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Stateside: Columbia Space Shuttle Questions - When the News Broke: - Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzztttt! Scoop Letters to the Editor - William River’s Pitt On The Race For The Stars - UQ Wire: Connections To Al-Qaeda Closer To Home Than Iraq - American Coup: Electronic ...

29: Government ignores fine dodgers as debt soars

National's Police spokesman, Tony Ryall, is accusing the Government of turning a blind eye to fine dodgers who now collectively owe more than $451 million in outstanding fines.

30: Victims’ Rights Bill Is A Big Disappointment

The Government’s Victims’ Rights Bill passed late last year has already claimed its first victim, says New Zealand First’s law and order spokesperson Ron Mark.

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