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

1: Greg Palast IV: The Lies Are Brilliantly Crafted

The USA is home to the largest, longest, deepest river of burbling bullshit known to man - home of the brave and of double-talk, nonsense, half-truths, Tom Brokaw, disinformation, baloney, CNN, white lies, black lies and Katie Curic - laughably ...

2: Shallow Throat: How to Take Bush Downnnnnnnn

Appalled at the damage being done by the HardRight ideologues who had hijacked the GOP, "Shallow Throat" -- the highly-located mole in the Bush Administration, who revealed secrets from behind the White House curtain -- had had enough and had moved ...

3: Mothers Say: Label All GE Foods

“New Zealand mothers demand the right to know what GE foods they are feeding their children” Alannah Currie, Madge spokeswoman.

4: 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...

5: Cartoon: Two Flags

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6: Firas Al-Atraqchi: A New War Shaping Up In Iraq?

In the early weeks of 2003, a team of American, Jordanians, Iraqis and British charity workers quietly slipped into Jordan and anxiously awaited the opening salvo of the war in Iraq.

7: Top 10 things to improve NZ-USA relations

Top 10 things the government could do to improve NZ-USA relations

8: Liberty Belle

New Zealanders should take fright at Prime Minister Helen Clark’s announcement in Paris that “the whole dynamic” is shifted by a German, French and Russian “linkup.. against a small Anglo/American group.”

9: Halliburton Breaks Law While Profiting From Terror

Cheney’s Old Company Continues To Break Laws While Profiting From Terror By Jason Leopold

10: Dump silly helmet law say cyclists

Cycling Health, a new group which lobbies for safer cycling, has strongly criticised New Zealand's compulsory bicycle helmet law.

11: 2004 Presidential Campaign

During the last presidential election campaign I lamented that the reality of US politics is that the likelihood of a plumber from Des Moines, Iowa, becoming president is extremely low. Obviously, that state of affairs puts the lie to one of the great ...

13: 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.

14: Richard Prebble’s The Letter

This year’s phrase is “smart growth”. It’s cargo cult economics – the idea that governments can pick some easy way to achieve prosperity. Cullen has been, as finance ministers always do, lowering expectations. But with a massive $4 billion surplus the budget ...

15: Armitage Interview by Pakistan Television

Richard L Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State Residence of the U.S. Ambassador Islamabad, Pakistan May 8, 2003

16: 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.

17: Investing in Innovative Energy Technologies

Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs Address to the Conference on Carbon Sequestration Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, VA May 7, 2003

18: Best NZ Musos And DJs At Fabric, London

"Aotearoanz" nights held at Fabric in 2002 and at Cargo in 2001, Spacific proudly presents the best of New Zealand’s musicians and DJ's at Fabric, London on Thursday 5th June, showcasing the strength and diversity of "one of the most ...

19: 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.

20: Fiji TV Reporter Stands Firm On Doctor Controversy

SUVA (Wansolwara Online/Pacific Media Watch): Fiji One television reporter Riyaz Sayed Khaiyum is standing by his reports on the doctor shortage at the Valelevu Health Centre despite allegations of bias and racism levelled against him by Health Minister ...

21: 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 ...

22: Helen Clark: Dishonest, Or Out Of Touch?

Prime Minister Helen Clark's comments on ZB radio this morning, concerning amendments to the Resource Management Amendment Bill currently before Parliament, reveal either her lack of understanding or her propensity to obvisacate or distort facts, ACT New ...

23: Govt super fund continues to bleed

The value of overseas shares held by the Government Superannuation Fund (GSF) is $546 million, or 35.7 per cent, less than when they were purchased, according to figures obtained by the Green Party.

24: Noriega’s Nomination: A View from the Gallery

As millions of people around the world celebrated May Day, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, pursuant to the its “advice and consent role” under Article II Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, convened to consider the nomination of Roger ...

25: DoD Insiders On The Demise Of Thomas E. White

Two weeks ago, Secretary of Defense fired Thomas White, who was tapped by President Bush two years ago as Secretary of the Army. Today, White, the former vice chairman of Enron Corp., the disgraced energy company that imploded in a wave of accounting ...

26: English Speech: National Party Regional Conference

Bill English Speech: To the Northern Regional Conference of the National Party, Waipuna Lodge, Auckland.

27: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for May 8

IRAQ 1-4 Oil for Food Program / 4 Iraq Oil Contracts 2, 4 Lifting of UN Sanctions on Iraq 2 Weapon Searches 3-4 Spending of Oil Money 4-5 Status of Iraqi Interim Authority

28: Don Brash Address to the Auckland Rotary Club

I greatly appreciate your invitation to speak to you once again. This is at least the fourth occasion on which I have spoken to you, and the second since I resigned as Governor of the Reserve Bank to stand for election to Parliament just over a year ...

29: 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.

30: Enemy Prisoner of War Briefing from Umm Qasr, Iraq

DoD News Briefing Army Col. John Della Jacono Thursday, May 8, 2003 - 9:00 a.m. EDT

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