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

1: 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


2: Confronting the Empire - Noam Chomsky Speech

We are meeting at a moment of world history that is in many ways unique – a moment that is ominous, but also full of hope. The most powerful state in history has proclaimed, loud and clear, that it intends to rule the world by force, the dimension in which ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00032.htm


3: France’s ''Non'' On Iraq Is The First Of Many

As obnoxious as many Americans find the current behaviour of French President Jacques Chirac, there is clear method behind his apparent madness. It is true that during past crises, France has usually ended up alongside its American and British counterparts ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00198.htm


4: Images: Cyanide Terror Threat Letter Released

Police tonight released a copy of the terrorist threat letter intercepted on its way to three diplomatic missions late last week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00246.htm


5: For Six Years Think Tank Has Been Hell-Bent On War

Never before in the history of the United States presidency has a think tank had such an impact on shaping U.S. foreign policy as the Project for the New American Century has on helping President George W. Bush set foreign policy goals for his ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00204.htm


6: Rumsfeld pushes big lie on human shields in Iraq

Hi everyone, according to Donald Rumsfeld (the man that war criminal Henry Kissinger described as "the most ruthless man I've ever known") I am a war criminal. (click here to read the article).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00195.htm


7: UQ Wire: The U.S. Tilts toward Iraq, 1980-1984

The Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988) was one of a series of crises during an era of upheaval in the Middle East: revolution in Iran, occupation of the U.S. embassy in Tehran by militant students, invasion of the Great Mosque in Mecca by anti-royalist Islamicists, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00197.htm


8: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 27 February

1. Dr MURIEL NEWMAN to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: What is the proper process by which Ministers with innovative ideas on welfare reform present them to Cabinet for consideration, and has he received any Cabinet reports prepared ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00502.htm


9: Operation Table: Ambassador Cyanide Letters Threat

Police are investigating a letter threat to the United States Embassy and the British and Australian High Commissions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00247.htm


10: Iran & North Korea Will Be Next Targets - Mahathir

Kuala Lumpur (Tribune Correspondent, Sunday the 24 Feb ): Western powers are using terrorism as a pretext to conquer the world and will target Iran and North Korea once they succeed in Iraq, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Sunday. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00221.htm


11: Bush Tied to Terror Suspect Sami al-Arian - Image

George and Laura Bush with Sami Amin Al-Arian during the 2000 campaign in Florida. Al-Arian is charged with 50 counts of terrorism. Al-Arian even went to a White House briefing with Karl Rove.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00207.htm


12: Ugly race debate ahead, says Smith

New Zealand is on the verge of an ugly and extremely divisive race debate thanks to unprincipled Opposition opportunism and the Government's lack of vision, United Future Maori Affairs spokesman Murray Smith said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00499.htm


13: PC brigade delay another roading project

"Cringing political correctness threatens to delay yet another critical roading project, this time near Thames," says National Party Transport spokesman Roger Sowry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00500.htm


14: MOTORNET: WRX revisited

Move, move, move I screamed silently at the little mid-eighties Barina, flat out at 50 km/h and hugging the right hand passing lane about half-way up Wellington's notorious Rimutaka Hill. Clearly, the Barina didn't have the guts to pass the even ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00206.htm


15: UQ Wire: Patriot II - A Trial Balloon?

A Trial Balloon? - "Five to Ten Times Worse Than the Patriot Act" - Secret Bush Legislation Sent to Cheney, Hastert, Deepens Assault on Constitution

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00203.htm


16: Another Australasian Premiere for LOTRs

Hearing impaired and Deaf New Zealanders will get a chance to see the first Australasian captioned screenings of Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers from tomorrow.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0302/S00138.htm


17: Ben Tripp: Glitch Wins By A Landslide

The American Experiment ended on November 4, 2002. Until then this country had a pretty simple system for choosing leaders: candidates ran against each other, voters would come out in small droves to vote for the candidate with the most money.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00202.htm


18: 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


19: UF gives TVNZ a future while Greens see red

United Future MP Marc Alexander has welcomed the passage of the TVNZ Bill, which provides the best of both worlds - a charter recreating TVNZ as a true public service broadcaster and an autonomous Transmission Holding Ltd which won't be undermined ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00501.htm


20: US Arms Control Hypocrisy is the Real Threat

John Bolton was in Israel last week doing his job, fighting the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Bolton is the U.S. Undersecretary of State for Arms Control. But the way he was doing his job is enough to make you laugh -- and cry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00196.htm


21: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 26 February '03

1. MARC ALEXANDER (United Future) to the Minister of Police: Does he consider that the police have adequate resources to deal with the cyanide terrorism threats sent to the Australian High Commission, British High Commission, United States Embassy ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00495.htm


22: TVNZ Political Gets Partial Amendment

Last night, United Future blocked a significant ACT amendment to the TVNZ Bill. Supported by the Greens, it would have passed - had United Future not knuckled to Minister Steve Maharey at the last minute, ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00506.htm


23: Gats 2000: Request From The EC To New Zealand

[SCOOP EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a copy of the leaked European Commission GATS 2000 requests to New Zealand. This document was published yesterday by the Polaris Institute, see... http://www.polarisinstitute.org/gats/main.html

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00175.htm


24: 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


25: With Liberals Like These, Who Needs Conservatives!

With “Liberals” Like These, Who Needs Conservatives: How Powell wowed Mary McGrory and Richard Cohen, the crème of the Washington Post’s credulous crop By Dennis Hans

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00173.htm


26: Esso loses bid to silence critics on internet

Paris, February 26, 2003: The decision by a French court today to lift an injunction against the use of a parody logo on the StopEsso website was an important victory for free speech on the internet, a victory for the climate, and evidence that Esso’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00248.htm


27: ACC Rehab. Not Adequately Assisting Claimants

One of the key aspects in the Accident Compensation scheme is rehabilitation, which aims to assist claimants back to their pre-accident condition, or back to some form of employment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00205.htm


28: The Saddam Hussein Interview

Scoop details here the interview between Saddam Hussein and former UK Labour MP Tony Benn. We hear why - according to Saddam - Iraq has no interest in war and possesses NO weapons of mass destruction.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00044.htm


29: Scoop Image: How Americans Teach Geography

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00018.htm


30: 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

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