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Scoop: Weekend Ratings

The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: President Bush's Ratings Fall Sharply

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The last two months have taken a heavy toll on the president's popularity, but a modest 52% to 46% majority still gives him positive ratings. Two months ago, almost two-thirds of all U.S. adults (64%) ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00200.htm


2: Exposing Bush and His "Techniques of Deceit"

President George W. Bush and his foreign-policy team have systematically and knowingly deceived the American people in order to gain support for an unprovoked attack on Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00061.htm


3: New Figures On Public Level Crossing Collisions

Collisions at public railway level crossings are at their lowest for more than 15 years, according to new figures released by Tranz Rail.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0201/S00034.htm


4: John Chuckman Cartoon: Out Of His League

"According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz Daily, during a meeting with U.S. Undersecretary of State John Bolton yesterday, Sharon said that Israel was concerned about the security threat posed by Iran, and stressed that it was important to deal ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00153.htm


5: 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


6: US Senator Robert Byrd: We Stand Passively Mute

"To contemplate war is to think about the most horrible of human experiences. On this February day, as this nation stands at the brink of battle, every American on some level must be contemplating the horrors of war.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00153.htm


7: Matthew Rarey: ‘Scoop’ On Iraq

The tin-pot dictatorship of a poor country with a rich natural resource becomes the focus of a war plotted by foreign powers and commercial interests, then fomented by a clueless press. So goes the plot of Evelyn Waugh’s novel Scoop , a hilarious ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00159.htm


8: Biotech Industry warned of threat from darker side

Recent reports from overseas signal a darker side to industry lobbying for GM releases that threatens to undermine the standing of legitimate biotechnology, unless the industry agree to repudiate illegal and unethical marketing internationally.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0302/S00043.htm


9: 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


10: USA Coup: Black Box Voting Asks Who's Lying?

According to Salon.com , Diebold Election Systems, now denies that a program patch was ever applied to the Georgia voting machines: "We have analyzed that situation and have no indication of that happening at all."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00158.htm


11: New Republic Chief Editor Tells Bush To Bomb Iraq

The New Republic , the 89 year-old “liberal” journal of politics and the arts, has shifted its editorial stance recently by publishing stories that support a war with Iraq and criticize the Democratic party for its weakness, according to a story in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00154.htm


12: 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


13: 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


14: The War Behind Closed Doors - PBS Documentary

As America teeters on the brink of war with Iraq, FRONTLINE takes viewers inside the key White House policy battles and discussions that have led the Bush administration to pursue the end of Saddam Hussein's regime.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00210.htm


15: Global Democracy Versus Global Bullying: Who Wins?

We are facing another war, or rather the peoples in the Middle East are, and liberals in the West are upset on their behalf. Millions have marched in their democratic homelands, far away from the impending war scene.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00152.htm


16: USA Coup: Salon.com Investigates Voting Machines

During the past five months, Bev Harris has e-mailed to news organizations a series of reports that detail alarming problems in the high-tech voting machinery currently sweeping its way through American democracy. But almost no one is paying attention.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00157.htm


17: Knowledge Wave Wipes Out Helen Clark

The Prime Minister has been wiped out by the Knowledge Wave, ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00401.htm


18: Bush Knows the Jig Is Up: Let's Hurry To Baghdad

One can almost sense a palpable shifting of momentum, from an unrestricted Bush war-juggernaut rolling to its bloody unfolding to an administration caught between Iraq and a hard place, condemned if it unleashes the dogs of war (imperial warmonger), condemned ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00140.htm


19: Naked in Nuhaka: Wairoa Star

Well, another summer has passed on the sunny east coast, though frankly I find it difficult to ascertain whether its all about to end or its actually just beginning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00150.htm


20: Arundhati Roy: An Old U.S. Government Sport

We know that every argument that is being used to escalate the war against Iraq is a lie. The most ludicrous of them being the U.S. Government's deep commitment to bring democracy to Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00142.htm


21: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Scoop: Where Life Imitates Art - American Coup: The Insecure Voting Company Responds - UQ Wire: MalcontentX Muses On February 15 - Jason Leopold: When Editors Cross Dangerous Lines - Scoop Cartoon: Who's Leading Who & Who's Next - Guest Opinion: Standing Up ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00160.htm


22: Public’s Pro-Inspections Posture Is M.I.A. on TV

Memo To Talk-Show Bookers: If You Want A Genuine Opponent Of Bush’s Iraq Policy, Steer Clear Of Clinton And His Foreign-Policy Team By Dennis Hans

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00139.htm


23: John Cory: Disturbing Questions

On a recent CNN International broadcast, I watched Tom Ridge being interviewed by Wolf Blitzer. Blitzer lobbed softball questions, picked up the slack and explained the White House position when Ridge was at a loss for words, and then framed several ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00143.htm


24: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 20 February '03

1. LUAMANUVAO WINNIE LABAN (NZ Labour—Mana) to the Minister of Transport: What reports has he received on the road toll for 2002?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00388.htm


25: The Largest Coordinated AntiWar Protest In History

People throughout the world have thronged to anti-war demonstrations on February 14-16 in numbers that even protest organisers thought unimaginable. As Green Left Weekly went to press, it appears, based on conservative estimates, that more than ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00141.htm


26: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Who is Khidhir Hamza?

This week Khidhir Hamza, a former Iraqi nuclear scientist who defected to the U.S. in 1994, testified before a U.S. Senate panel investigating Iraq's nuclear armaments. Hamza told U.S. Senators that Iraq was three years away from creating up to three ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00013.htm


27: ACC claimants are not advised their entitlements

Accident victims seeking rehabilitation from ACC are not being advised of their entitlements despite receiving “fact sheets” emphasising that case managers will explain all services a claimant is entitled to apply for and receive. Consequently claimants are not being ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00151.htm


28: USA Coup: Voting Machines In Georgia And Maryland

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are two extremely insightful articles from http://www.citypaper.com/ , the website of Baltimore's free weekly community paper, on the Voting Machine saga. The articles are archived here as part of Scoop's ongoing investigation into an AMERICAN ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00156.htm


29: 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


30: HARD NEWS 19/02/03 - Fear and Sailing

More new posts from home and abroad. Don't forget to have a look at the Hard News Faith Challenge. Together we can find a better belief system for both sides of the war on terror ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00146.htm


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