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Scoop: Weekend Ratings

Scoop: Weekend Ratings



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

Dates: 17/May/2003, 18/May/2003

1: Full Page Ad. For Independent Media In Wash. Post

From The Wilderness today ran a full-page ad in the front section of The Washington Post intended to educate the American people, support heroic leaders and promote a number of independent media outlets (Including which have made important ...

2: The Islamic Republic of Iraq?

The Islamic Republic of Iraq is becoming more of a reality with every passing day of lawlessness and civil disorder in Iraq. This is not the ranting of naysayers, or the defunct liberals who seek to find some fault with U.S. President George Bush's ...

3: UQ Wire: Blowback in Riyadh

The compounds were a holdover from the Saudi oil boom of the 1970s, a place where non-Muslims as well as Saudis seeking distance from the hard social rules in Riyadh could have a drink, a place where their wives could wear a swimsuit to the pool without ...

4: 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.

5: 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.

6: 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.

7: 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 ...

8: Tony Baldwin: The Electricity ‘Crisis’

It is has been quite a media fest. Supposed experts, business leaders, lobby groups and politicians going hammer and tongs. “It is your fault!” “No, it’s yours!” Punch and jab. Duck and dive.

9: This is a Superb Budget!

Today, Libertarianz proclaimed the release of a superb 2003 budget - not Cullen's high tax, low-growth monstrosity, but the 2003 Libertarianz Alternative Budget.

10: Congress Begins DoD Civil Service Overhaul Debate

Pay Raises and Rights of All Federal Employees At Risk As Congress Begins Debate on DoD Civil Service Overhaul

11: Eco-Economy: There Is A Better Way

The decision of the government to pre-fund future pension liabilities from the Budget surplus is further indication of Labour’s commitment to the corporate rather than the welfare state.

12: 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 ...

13: Opinion: The Guaranteed Failure Of The Road Map

Every few months, a "peace plan" is pulled out of the drawers of the white house and keeps the public discourse busy for a few weeks. Although this ritual has a fixed pattern and predetermined end, it is curious that many in Israel are still tempted ...

14: Ben Tripp: The Other 'F' Word

You could fill your lederhosen with razor blades and ride a bicycle down some steps. You could administer yourself a boiling-hot clyster of Drano and minced cactus. You could irritate a pride of lions whilst bedecked in a ham waistcoat. But why take ...

15: 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.

16: 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 ...

17: Naked in Nuhaka: Urban Ecology

PERHAPS THE MOST DREADFUL PRODUCT of Hollywood film-making in the 20th Century is one "Joe's Apartment" (1). Its about a down-on-his-luck slacker in New York City who strikes an opportunity for a dirt cheap apartment when an old women dies inadvertently ...

18: 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, ...

19: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

BUDGET 2003: Scoop Helps Fix The Budget - Cabinet Reshuffle Announced - BUDGET 2003: Hard News - Temperance Man - BUDGET 2003: Les Hunter- Pre-funding Super = Corporate Welfare - BUDGET 2003: Dr Cullen’s Speech - Hard News On The Budget - Les Hunter: ...

20: Further updated travel advice regarding SARS

The Ministry of Health's travel advice has been updated today to reflect the latest international information on SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome).

21: Sludge Report #151 – The Budget Is Wrong! (Again)

In This Edition: Life Imitates Art - The Budget Is Wrong! (Again) - Digging Yet Deeper – Another Mistake Is Discovered - And Finally A Reconciliation Of The $5.7 billion

22: Room for next generation of entrepreneurs

Information technology companies Optimal Decision Technologies (ODT) and Maxtiviti Solutions aim to continue the high success rate of The ICEHOUSE incubator programme for start-up ventures.

23: PM announces ministerial portfolio allocations

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced new portfolio allocations for ministers. The opportunity for the reallocations came about as a result of the resignation from the Cabinet of the Hon Mark Gosche.

24: 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.

25: 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.

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: UQ Wire: 911 - George W. Bush's Interesting Day

At approximately 8:48 a.m. on the morning of September 11, 2001, the first pictures of the burning World Trade Center were broadcast on live television. The news anchors, reporters, and viewers had little idea what had happened in lower Manhattan, but ...

28: The Do Nothing Budget of 2003

Do you remember the days when budgets were exciting? Evening meetings of people huddled around the radio or television - complete with invited experts to explain what everything meant. The public galleries in Parliament were packed. New Zealanders ...

29: Cheaper Aids Medicine For Pacific Islanders

GlaxoSmithKine New Zealand says some Pacific Island nations are eligible for the new low, not-for-profit price of its leading HIV/AIDs medicine Combivir.

30: Lithuania 90th State To Sign Up Int Criminal Court

Despite USA Pressure, every Baltic state, European Union member state and all but one European Union (EU) accession state, namely the Czech Republic, has formally joined the ICC's Assembly of States Parties.

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