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

1: Supercomputer Weather: Hot, Hot & Hot In Kuwait

It may still technically be the cool season at the top of the Arabian Gulf but once today's rains have passed through the area, the forecast from the NOAA Supercomputer shows it is going to get hot in Kuwait, and that it will stay hot for US forces massing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00110.htm


2: Powelll On FY 2004 Budget (As Delivered)

Secretary Colin L. Powell Testimony before House Cmte on Appropriations Scmte on Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Washington, DC March 13, 2003

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00191.htm


3: Proof The US Planned Genocidal Acts Against Iraq

Clear And Irrefutable Proof The US Government Planned And Executed Genocidal Acts Against The Iraqi People.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00206.htm


4: Senator Patrick Leahy - Concerning Iraq

Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Senate Floor Concerning Iraq The Countdown To War March 13, 2003

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00205.htm


5: Howard's End: Why The UN Debate’s a Farce

A "diplomatic blunder" is how the The Wall Street Journal has declared the drive for a second UN resolution over Iraq and of Guinea it says; " The spectacle of the US Government begging that African nation for permission to sacrifice ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00098.htm


6: UQ Wire: Tony Blair in the Garden of Gethsemane

Tony Blair may be doing nothing more than toadying up to the schoolyard bully these days, but he sure isn't hiding from that fact. Unlike George W. Bush, who gave one euthanized press conference before diving back down the rabbit hole, Blair appears ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00111.htm


7: Top 10 Reasons I Quit Being A Human Shield In Iraq

1. Couldn't find a Starbucks, a Country Road, let alone a vegan restaurant in downtown Baghdad. 2. My first job was to wipe the blood splatters off the walls at the Ministry of Torture.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00108.htm


8: How to Deter Bush Fibbing and Hoopster Flopping

In the past month I’ve appeared on several radio shows to discuss my essays on the “techniques of deceit” the Bush administration has employed to win public support for an attack on Iraq. One host, France Senecal of KDVS, the station at the University ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00099.htm


9: Scoop ALERT: Potential Spam Based Paypal Ripoff

It pays to read your email very carefully and check what appears to be happening in the address bar of your browser before you enter any important details – ESPECIALLY FINANCIAL DETAILS – into a web form.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00094.htm


10: 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


11: Undernews: The Jihad Against Rep. James Moran

THE JIHAD AGAINST Rep. James Moran for suggesting that "if it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this" is proceeding apace.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00103.htm


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, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


13: Aznar Could Cost Spain Ties With Latin America

Aznar's Courtship of Bush Regarding Iraq Could Cost Spain the Fruit of its Return to Latin America

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00208.htm


14: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Ooops... That Evidence Was Fake

During his State of the Union address on January 28th, U.S. President George Bush told the world that Iraq was importing uranium for a nuclear weapons program from Africa. He was quoting a report that British intelligence had passed on to the CIA ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00114.htm


15: President s International Affairs Budget for 2004

Secretary Colin L. Powell Testimony before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations Washington, DC March 13, 2003

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00187.htm


16: Dennis Hans: Bush’s Gut Is a No-Brainer

One of the greatest high-tech medical inventions in recent years is the gutoscope, which allows doctors to examine every inch of the disgestive organ commonly known as the “gut.” The highly sensitive instrument can detect any abnormality, from tumors ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00113.htm


17: 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


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: Naked in Nuhaka: Hamburgers and French Fries

Kia Ora, This is Naked in Nuhaka, a regular column exploring issues of identity, culture and place in Aotearoa NZ in the 21st Century. Views expressed in the column are my own and not necessarily those of any other organisations or individuals. Correspondence ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00097.htm


20: Soldiers Suing Bush Case Not Ready For Review

It is clear from this ruling that this case remains very much alive. The federal appeals court rejected the lower court’s dismissal on political question grounds. Instead, it granted dismissal solely on ripeness grounds.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00207.htm


21: Christiaan Briggs Reports On Iraq

I must admit, of all the scenarios, being asked to leave [Iraq] wasn’t the one I expected. I am sitting in a room in South London somewhere. On Friday night I was escorted from Baghdad to a hotel in Amman, Jordan by Iraqi officials along with other ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00105.htm


22: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Diplomacy? What Diplomacy?

The catch phrases 'last ditch effort for diplomacy', 'going the extra mile for diplomacy', and 'nobody wants a war' have been regurgitated time and again by the media to lend a compassionate, psychologically balanced, and moral face to the impending war on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00115.htm


23: The Situation in Zimbabwe & Implementing Sanctions

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Mark Bellamy and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor J. Scott Carpenter on the Situation in Zimbabwe and Current Steps Towards Implementing U.S. Sanctions

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00188.htm


24: Dept. Of Defense Briefing on Depleted Uranium

Depleted uranium is something that I think we have not done a good enough job in making sure that everybody understands what depleted uranium is and what it isn't.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00209.htm


25: Iraqi Human Rights Abuses Less Important In 1989

Rumsfeld, Bush Sr. Refused To Back 1989 UN Resolution To Investigate Iraq For Human Rights Abuses By Jason Leopold

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00100.htm


26: Scoop Images: The Last Iraq War Looked Like This

A few days after the end of the Gulf ground war, an American soldier inspects the carbonized bodies of Iraqi soldiers killed when their convoy of vehicles was bombed and strafed by Allied aircraft as the convoy attempted to retreat from Kuwait back ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00125.htm


27: Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer - March 13, 2003

MR. FLEISCHER: Good afternoon. It's been another day of phone diplomacy at the White House, as well as action on the domestic agenda on Capitol Hill. Let me give you a report.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00197.htm


28: Don’t lift your moratorium says Canadian GE farmer

Former GE farmer Bob Willick has a simple message for the New Zealand Government: “don’t lift your moratorium on GE release”. His message to New Zealand farmers is: “don’t be sucked in by the false promises of the biotech corporations”.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00122.htm


29: Eco-Economy: R. Douthwaite - How To Stop The War

So far, the main actions open to people keen to stop the United States and Britain invading Iraq have been limited to street protests, writing letters to editors, signing petitions on the Internet or voting on a BBC website. None of these seem likely to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00107.htm


30: Stateside with Rosalea: Fries with that?

Back in September of 2002, I fell in love with a gas-guzzling sports utility vehicle called the Hummer. The TV and print ad campaigns featured a bright yellow one, and on TV it was driven by a lone woman through grey, empty but menacing streets. The ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00104.htm

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