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

1: Because Bush Won't Answer Questions: "Question W"

It is growing massive. It has become newsworthy. It can be devastating. And yet, it's so simple. - We, the people, have chosen to hijack the question mark.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00098.htm


2: John Kaminski: The Perfect Enemy

The Perfect Enemy Terrorists who can't be caught because they don't really exist or because they're CIA assets.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00079.htm


3: Iraq Oil Wealth May Be Headed Toward Privatization

Under White House Control, Iraq's Oil Wealth May Be Headed Toward Privatization - Interview with Michael Renner, a senior researcher with World Watch Institute, conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00080.htm


4: SRA Commentary: War As You Like It

Markets have not yet absorbed the realities of the new war. This is particularly true of equities, which have behaved since the "end" of the Iraq campaign as though it was all over. It is not over.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00085.htm


5: U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings on Bush n Vietnam

Submitted by Christiaan Briggs - "I saw President Bush on that aircraft carrier in the Pacific yesterday. Incidentally, that's the closest he's ever got to the war in Vietnam." U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00090.htm


6: Halliburton "Tapped" On Iraq Oil Industry In Nov.

Months before the United States military showered Iraq with bombs and missiles, the Department of Defense was secretly working with Vice President Dick Cheney’s old company, Halliburton Corp., on a deal that would give the world’s second largest ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00091.htm


7: US Army Patents Illegal WMD Delivery System

Austin and Hamburg (8 May 2003) - The United States Army has developed and patented a new grenade that it says can be used to wage biowarfare. This is in violation of the Biological Weapons Convention, which explicitly prohibits development of bioweapons ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00136.htm


8: Dimson Kooky Caption Competitions Are In

Again Scoop readers have proven outstanding caption writers – this time for the Dimson Kooky Caption Competition. Perhaps Ari Fleischer in the White House could benefit from your talents!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00077.htm


9: Guest Opinion: Agreeing With Bin Laden

Though I am utterly opposed to his methodology, I am in total support of Bin Laden’s three demands on the U$A.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00093.htm


10: Guest Opinion: The Devil In The Details

George W. Bush spoke here last Friday... while he praised the Army's Bradley tank, which is made at the plant, he neglected to disclose one "detail" - namely, that his immediate family stands to make a fortune from the profits being made by United ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00095.htm


11: UQ Wire: The Women Like This War

We’re proud of our president. Americans love having a guy as president, a guy who has a little swagger, who’s physical, who’s not a complicated guy like Clinton or even like Dukakis or Mondale, all those guys, McGovern. They want a guy who’s president. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00083.htm


12: Questions For Oral Answer Wednesday, 14 May 2003

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: Why did her office, on Monday, ask the Ministry of Culture and Heritage to forward to her the official files relating to changes to the definition of historic heritage in the Resource ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00321.htm


13: Will Europe And Russia Seek To Check U.S. Power?

Now that the United States has expressed its desire to weaken the United Nations politically and to create a new world order in which the U.S. can become the sole, unrestrained power in the world, it will be important to watch how Europe responds.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00082.htm


14: Questions Of The Day Transcript - May 13 2003

1. DAVE HEREORA (NZ Labour) to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education) : What is the Government doing to ensure that 15-19 year olds are in education, training or employment?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00311.htm


15: U.S. WTO Challenge On EU Moratorium

The US government is likely to announce today that they are taking the first steps towards a WTO challenge regarding EU's GMO de facto moratorium. This will happen at a press conference 12:15pm in Washington (18:15 CET) with the US trade representative ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00097.htm


16: Hard News 14/05/03 - A Feast of Blogs

So I take my eye off Public Address for a couple of days - let sleeping blogs lie, you might say - and everyone (including our new guest blogger, Mark Graham) gets up and posts. Crikey!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00099.htm


17: Stateside With Rosalea: Tariq Ali, 8 May 2003

"We meet at a grim time." Such were the opening words of Tariq Ali's talk on 'War, Empire and Resistance' given in the heart of the military industrial complex at UC Berkeley last week. (As someone in the audience pointed out, the flag on stage ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00094.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: How NYT's Howell Raines Enables Journalistic Lying

We learn in the May 11 New York Times that, since 1999, America’s newspaper of record has regularly published reporter Jayson Blair’s flights of fancy as straight news.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00078.htm


20: NewsFlash: Car Bomb In Riyadh Targets Americans

Three car bomb explosions in an American compound in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh are already being attributed to the terrorist group Al Qaeda.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00076.htm


21: PM caught fudging answers again

For the second day running National Party Leader Bill English is raising serious questions about the Prime Minister's integrity.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00340.htm


22: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #34

The HMS Marlborough is a British warship that took part in the invasion of Iraq. According to a press statement by the NZ Defence Force the Marlborough 'led a force of four ships, including HMAS ANZAC' that 'provided Naval Gunfire support to UK Commandos ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0305/S00121.htm


23: Auckland may escape cold showers

A contractual anomaly could see Aucklanders escaping cold showers even if the rest of the country has to endure them, according to National Party Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00341.htm


24: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00221.htm


25: Turner: Dig a little deeper, Ms Rich

Hell's Angels could not be mistaken for families by anyone other than increasingly irrelevant National MPs, United Future family affairs spokeswoman Judy Turner said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00320.htm


26: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00265.htm


27: Auckland Property Prices Up 11 Percent Since Jan

Auckland property prices have increased 11 percent since the beginning of the year according to the latest property sales figures from the city’s leading real estate agency, Barfoot and Thompson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0305/S00160.htm


28: UQ Wire: Atta In Elite US-German Exchange Prog.

For at least four years while living in Hamburg during the 1990’s 911 terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta was part of a 'joint venture' between the U.S. and German Governments.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00092.htm


29: The War On Terror Reaches The Financial Markets

The Federal Reserve's May meeting was superbly timed to ramp the US bond market. The huge refunding went without a hitch thanks to the Fed's concern, exquisitely voiced in the official statement, that deflation risks now outweigh inflation risks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00089.htm


30: Does My Triple Bottom Line Look Big In This?

New Zealand's Mighty River Power recently confronted promoters of a corner-stone of corporate sustainable development, the triple bottom line. In essence, it said TBL reporting is just single bottom line reporting in tart's clothing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00084.htm


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