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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


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

1: Dimson Kooky Caption Competition

We all know the Dimson loves his war-boys n toys… but this image from Bartcop takes the cake… We're lost for words... Sooooo send your captions in to the Scoop editors...

2: Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq

The following feedback has been received from Scoop readers in response to our decision to publish graphic pictures from Al Jazeera showing the true horror of war.

3: Do Iraqis Count?

Do Iraqi’s count, do they matter? In fact the more I ask the question I wonder, does anyone actually matter? Let's examine the issues and ethics... Editor's Note: This is Grant Finch's first column for Scoop.

4: Shoppers' budgets get boost from new rewards

'Bigger savings and better rewards' for NZ shoppers is the promise of a new loyalty programme launched today (May 7) by two major supermarket brands.

5: Recent Developments Concerning the ISM

Recently the International Solidarity Movement has been the focus of a lot of attention and misinformation; attention that we've been trying to get for a long time engaging in Palestinian nonviolent resistance. However, usually what we hear from journalists ...

6: War Pictures Cause Yellowtimes.Org To Be Shut Down

Somebody doesn't like hearing the truth. Okay, for a second, lets scratch that and choose a slightly less politically charged term. Someone doesn't like to be disputed with alternative views, counterclaims, research and fact. Someone wants you, the ...

7: More Scoop War Coverage Feedback

During the military invasion of Iraq by the USA-UK-Australia Scoop published images that displayed the true reality of war. Our decision attracted must attention. Scoop also has received over 400 letters to the editor on this subject. Here are the latest ...

8: Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer

Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer - Thursday's Press Briefing with White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer.

9: Chuckman Cartoon: George W. Christ

Cartoon Comment from John Chuckman. See also... William Rivers Pitt: George W. Christ?

10: Brent Flynn: Can We Handle The Truth?

We need to stop kidding ourselves. The neoconservatives in the Bush administration and millions of rank and file Republicans don't care how the Arab street feels about the invasion and occupation of Iraq. They don't care if 50 years of foreign diplomacy ...

11: 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 ...

12: Scoop Archive: Scoop Links: CIA & Pentagon Push For Total Control

Below are a series of links to recent articles concerning the latest legal developments in the War on Terror on the U.S. home-front.

13: US Colonel Admits 500 Tons of DU Were Used In Iraq

In three separate interviews a U.S. Special Operations Command Colonel admitted that the U.S. and Great Britain fired 500 tons of D.U. munitions into Iraq.

14: 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, ...

15: Zzzzzzzzzzztt…. Scoop Has Feedback!

Power to the people - On Ghosts, Aliens And Waikato Uni Scientists - Painted Apple Moth - Family Commission, A Good Idea? - Deck Of Cards Offends - The Role Of Media By Alastair Thompson - On Prostitutes n Parliament - The Fruit Loop Abusive Depressed ...

17: Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

18: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Mark Gosche Resigns From Cabinet Due To Family Reasons - Scoop Interactive: A Caption For A Kook - First Time On Scoop - Your Letters To The Editor - More War Coverage Letters - New Generation Plans Announced - Asian Crisis: King Cites Critical Mental ...

19: Scoop Mystery: Inventing Private Lynch? Or Not…

Another day another inexplicable event on the world wide weirdness. This time we have the odd case of the prescient registration of an Internet Domain Name.

20: Teen Pregnancy: Who Is Accountable?

Many people were shocked by the recent revelation that 28 boys, all under the age of 16 – the youngest being 12 years old – had fathered children and were being charged child support.

21: Caption's Wanted: AWOL George Returns To Service

U.S. President George Bush will tonight mark what is being billed as the end of the War in Iraq with a speech delivered aboard an aircraft carrier.

22: Media Critics Blast Iraq War Coverage

AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Two media critics have strongly criticised New Zealand and some global media coverage of the Anglo-American war on Iraq ‹ especially television ‹ describing it as biased and "failing spectacularly" to do its job.

23: Mapping the Real Deal: The American Tapeworm

By managing it’s hosts desire, a tapeworm manipulates its host to set aside self-interest and please its parasite. And so the tapeworm proceeds to consume its host’s energy and health, with the host doing most of the work.

24: Helen Clark's Visit is Not So Smart

Helen Clark's "Smart Growth Day" visit to EDS - the huge company receiving $1.5m of public money - is an embarrassing backfire, ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today.

25: Deck of Cards Helps Identify Regime's Most Wanted

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2003 – Coalition forces in Iraq are using a specially created deck of 55 playing cards to identify the "most wanted" members of Saddam Hussein's regime.

26: UQ Wire: Connecting The Dots Bush..Bath..Bin Laden

Saudi Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz, an Osama bin Laden benefactor, has laundered money into tax-exempt U.S. entities for years as a foreign financier of terrorism. But a new 9/11 lawsuit is thrusting Mahfouz’s latent past business links to George W. ...

27: Colossal Squid Goes On Display At Te Papa

A 5.4 metre squid, of a species larger and more aggressive than any other known, was recently found in the Southern Ocean. The mantle, arms and tentacles of this squid are on display in the Wellington Foyer at Te Papa until Sunday 4 May.

28: Why Did White House's Mitch Daniels Really Resign?

Well, well, well, Mitch Daniels may be the first Bush administration official to resign over allegations of insider trading. Yes, Karl Rove floated the story that Daniels is leaving to run for governor of Indiana, and that may be true in the end. ...

29: William Rivers Pitt: George W. Christ?

We are talking about a man who wears masks for the sake of political opportunism, and to survive moments when he has to address himself in the bathroom mirror. Does this newest mask have George W. Bush taking on the mantle of Jesus Christ, Savior ...

30: Statement on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

STATEMENT by the delegation of the Russian Federation at the second session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

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