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

1: Reasons NZ Should Not Be A US Postal Abbreviation

I don't say that because I've fallen victim to Marxist proselytising, but because it is a truth that is self-evident to anyone in the US with a mailbox and a phone. I am so under siege by telemarketers (mostly for telecommunications or financial ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00054.htm


2: Howard a puppet to the US (With Webcam Image)

Greenpeace has exposed who is pulling the Australian Prime Minister’s strings, unveiling a giant John Howard puppet in downtown Wellington today. The puppet is dangling from the outstretched fingers of Gollum (aka G.W. Bush) on the Embassy Theatre to mark ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00066.htm


3: George W. Bush, International Mistress of Mystery

In the greatest achievement of his still-young presidency, George W. Bush has become the “international mistress of mystery” for a string of Arab dictators.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00051.htm


4: Jason Leopold: When Poppy Bush Said It How It Is

When Poppy Bush Said It How It Is Bush Sr. Said In 1996 That War With Iraq `Would Turn Entire Arab World Against Us’ By Jason Leopold

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00029.htm


5: Human Shield Volunteers Made to Leave Iraq

Hundreds of Human Shield volunteers from over 30 countries have been converging in Baghdad over the past month. Early last week they started deploying to strategic sites that are key to avoiding mass civilian casualties in the event of a US lead ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00122.htm


6: Scoop Images: Protesting John Howard At Parliament

A photo story showing today's anti-war demonstration targetting Australian PM John Howard's state luncheon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00058.htm


7: Jason Leopold: War Means Time To Open ANWR - GOP

With War Looming, Iraqi Oil Imports May Be Strained; Time To Open Up ANWR, GOP Says By Jason Leopold

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00056.htm


8: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Lies With A Purpose

A campaign of deceit, lies, demagoguery, arm-twisting, and bribery is currently being committed by so-called political leaders who are responsible to their people to provide truthful information, but in recent months have refrained from doing so.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00048.htm


9: Mitchel Cohen: The Gulf War Twelve Years Later (1)

On September 11th 1990, U.S. President George H.W. Bush, upholding “democracy” and “peace,” declared his “New World Order” in a speech before the US Congress. He was soon rain thousands of tons of napalm, air-fuel explosives, phosphorous bombs, cluster ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00055.htm


10: Dunne urges consistency on the Greens

United Future leader, Peter Dunne, today called on the Green Party's MP's to behave consistently when opposing policies they dislike.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00154.htm


11: Scoop Satire: Timmy The "Littlest Terrorist"

Timothy Hudson, a resident of Cleveland St, Brooklyn, has outraged the Bush Administration by continuing to deny the existence of nuclear weapons in his bedroom.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00043.htm


12: Political Correctness And Treaty Grievances

An address by Rt Hon Winston Peters to Grey Power, Whitianga 2.30pm Friday 7th March 2003.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00153.htm


13: Bernard Weiner: An Address from the Oval Office

My fellow Americans. I am speaking to you tonight to thank you for the overwhelming support you have given our Administration in confronting Saddam Hussein. Because the American people, and the nations of the world, have stood together, Saddam has ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00053.htm


14: Spy Book Mysteriously Cancelled From Publication

A Scoop reader has contacted Scoop concerning a developing mystery, namely why the latest book by spook author Anthony Cave Brown (the cover is pictured above) has had its publication date put back three times so far, and then now has been mysteriously ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00044.htm


15: Lew Rockwell: War And The Economy

There's something about the prospect of an interview that focuses the mind. I write as I prepare to leave for an extended interview with Bill Moyers for PBS. He wants to know how it is possible to be against this war, and the policies of the Bush administration, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00041.htm


16: Newsflash: Bush Announces Nothing

U.S. President George W. Bush has just finished his opening remarks in a prime time (8pm EST) press conference in the White House announced with some fanfare this morning and broadcast live over the Internet and most U.S. TV networks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00045.htm


17: Moscow Calls for Ease in Israel-Palestinian Crisis

An abrupt burst of tension is being observed around the Palestinian territories. After the terrorist act committed by a Palestinian suicide bomber in Haifa, Israel continues to carry out a massive operation in the Gaza Strip with the employment ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00126.htm


18: National - what's on where listings

* Urgent ! * Move On's Emergency On-line Petition to the UN Security Council has collected more than 550,000 signatures, from people in 200 countries, in just over two days. This is "a strong message from the peoples of the world that the Security ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00059.htm


19: NZDF Images : Fishing Vessel in Ross Sea

Five images of the NZ registered fishing vessel GUDNI OLAFSSON photographed in the Ross Sea Friday March 7 from an Air Force Orion during a routine surveillance patrol of NZ's southern most fishery.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00125.htm


20: Debate Reveals Selective Dislike of Democracy

ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks was today amazed by the Government's reaction to the Auckland District Law Society's 85 percent opposition to abolishing our right of appeal to the Privy Council.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00150.htm


21: 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


22: Government Makes Dpb A Career Choice

New Zealand First says the Social Security Amendment Act, which comes into affect today, is an invitation to young women to make a career out of being on the domestic purpose benefit.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00157.htm


23: Scoop Feedback: Unemployment, Lies, IDF & Joris

In This Edition: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul? - Wolfowitz, Lies And Deception - Israeli Defense Force - Is Nothing To Be Sacred - Scoop welcomes reader feedback. Please send your news view and tips to editor@scoop.co.nz .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00046.htm


24: 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


25: French Address By Dominique De Villepin to UN

To what extent do the nature and scope of the threat justify the recourse to force? Use of force can only be a final recourse. Why go to war if there still exists an unused space in resolution 1441?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00059.htm


26: 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


27: War casualties delivered to Australian PM

Auckland, Saturday March 8, 2003: Body bags symbolising the first casualties of the Iraqi crisis have been delivered to the Australian Consulate in Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00064.htm


28: Dont Let John Howard Enjoy His Lunch

On Monday the 10th of March, Helen Clark is hosting a state banquet at Parliament for Australian PM John Howard.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00049.htm


29: Roy Welcomes Baker's Comments

ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today slammed Health Minister Annette King for her criticisms of Canterbury District Health Board member Erin Baker, saying the biggest problem facing New Zealand healthcare is the lack of intellectual honesty ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00151.htm


30: Disband the Ministry of PC Women

ACT Women's Affairs Spokesman Heather Roy today used the eve of "International Women's Day" to slate the Government-initiated `Action Plan for Women' and to call for the disbandment of the Ministry of Women's Affairs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00152.htm

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