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

1: 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, ...

2: Scoop Link: Newsweek Notes Bush Family's Nazi Tie

The following highly unusual item appeared in the Polish media this week in the wake of coverage of President Bush's tearful visit to Auschwitz.

3: Translation Of Newsweek Article On Bush Nazi Ties

NOTE: The following is a translation of the Polish Newsweek article linked to by Scoop last week. A big thankyou to Scoop reader Luke for providing the translation. – The Scoop Editor

4: Call To Speak Out against Law Changes in Tonga

The National Commission for UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation) in New Zealand is urging Governments in the Pacific to follow the lead from the New Zealand Government and speak out strongly against the Tongan Government’s ...

5: Bull Poop: How Much Is Too Much When Selling War?

Secretary of StaSecretary of State Colin Powell’s recent use of the B-word (''bullshit'') during a practice session at the CIA for his February 5 presentation at the United Nations has lifted the veil, if ever so slightly, on a question that every administration ...

6: Scoop Feedback: Red Sheds, Nazis & Bras For Kids

In This Edition: Tindall Foundation Strings Attached - On Bush's Nazi Ties... - Are We So Blind?

7: Future of Iraq - State Dept. Testimony To Senate

Alan P. Larson, Under Secretary for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, DC June 4, 2003

8: Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition

In this issue: Some antipodean reflections on France's springtime orgy of strikes; more on the vexed issue of treatyology and New Zealand history; and what (two) Frogs think of Auckland.

9: Govt Assistance to Op Enduring Freedom and Iraq

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced decisions on further New Zealand contributions to support humanitarian and reconstruction efforts in Iraq. Helen Clark also announced the government would continue to make a significant contribution to the fight against ...

10: A tragic loss

Acting Minister of Research, Science and Technology Michael Cullen said today that the deaths of seven senior managers of the Crop and Food Research Institute was a huge loss not just to the families and friends of the dead but to the country as ...

11: Clark Not Above Suspicion

New Zealand First finds it extraordinary that Helen Clark today has the temerity to be surprised and disappointed by the latest challenge to the Maori fisheries allocation issue.

12: Thom Hartmann: Midnight Ride of the Rabble

Let's be blunt. The real agenda of the new conservatives is nothing less than the destruction of democracy in the United States of America. And feudalism is one of their weapons.

13: PLO: Israel Still Not Committed to ‘Roadmap’

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee slammed the Israeli position during the Sharm el-Sheikh and Aqaba summits, saying it proved that Israel is still not completely committed to the implementation of the “roadmap”.

14: Howard's End: Seeking 1500 Wrongly Dismissed

As the country debates severing links with the Privy Council the hunt is on to find 1500 people whose appeals were wrongly dismissed during years of improper conduct by our NZ Court of Appeal from where judges will be drawn for any new Supreme Court. ...

15: Australian PM John Howard Alone On Siev X

June 7,2003 Today Australia's Opposition Leader, Simon Crean left a simple message on a tiny internet memorial. For millions of Australians deeply concerned by the Howard Government's harsh treatment of asylum seekers the appearance of Simon Crean's ...

16: Stateside With Rosalea: Blonde v. Blonde

"I'm from the South, so I've had people like that in my home. They're one step up from trailer trash." People like the Clintons, that is. Thus spake a well-heeled matron in a San Francisco bookstore vox pop last week, when asked if she was likely ...

17: Thailand's PM Wary Of Assasination

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Drug gangs and "dark influences" may be plotting to assassinate Thailand's prime minister while he prepares to visit Washington, but he insists the risk won't stop his war on crime in which more than 2,200 people mysteriously perished.

18: US Lets Looters In, Keeps Inspectors Out

As stories emerge of apparent radiation sickness in Iraq, together with reports of the looting of radioactive material from nuclear sites guarded by US soldiers, a nuclear scientist says this could indicate an American cover-up over radioactive ...

19: Richard Prebble’s The Letter

Last week the Reserve Bank cut interest rates again. Is the bank just feeding a property price boom? The editor of influential The Economist (31 May) says the stockmarket bubble has been replaced by a property price bubble that will burst. Property is ...

20: UQ Wire: The Failure to Defend the Skies on 9/11

On May 21 and 22, 2003, the 9/11 Independent Commission held its second set of public hearings, focusing on the issue of air defense. It's not surprising if you haven't heard about this, because the hearings were poorly covered by the media, with major papers such as the New York Times and Los Angeles Times failing to write any articles on them.

21: Fabulous Offer - Cheapest Holidays To Singapore

Singapore Airlines has today announced its largest global campaign ever – Singapore Airlines’ Fabulous Offer – with deep discounts on holidays to Singapore. The Offer is for sales from MONDAY 9 JUNE to Sunday 22 June.

22: Russia Born NZ-Citizen Wins Violin Competition

Michael Hill International Violin Competition finalists are: from left, Kristian Winther (Australia), Korbinian Altenberger (Germany) and the winner Natalia Lomeiko (Russia/New Zealand).

23: Parody: The World according to

Sourced from - Parody based on original cartoon by Cox & Forkum .

24: MoveOn Bulletin: The New U.S. Nuclear Posture

1. Introduction: The Nuclear Future 2. One Link 3. No More Hawks and Doves 4. Reviewing the Nuclear Posture 5. The Direction Since Sept. 11 6. The Bush-Putin Treaty

25: Kucinich: Show Us The Evidence, Mr. President

Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH), today, led 30 Members of Congress in introducing a Resolution of Inquiry in the House of Representatives to force the Administration to turn over the intelligence to back its yet unproven claims that Iraq has weapons ...

26: Assisting Crop & Food Research

The Vice-President of the Association of Crown Research Institutes, Mr Bryce Heard (chief executive of Forest Research) said today:

27: It's time for four weeks leave

The time has come for four weeks leave says Hon Matt Robson MP, Progressive Deputy Leader as submissions on four weeks annual leave have been pouring in to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee today, the deadline for receiving submissions. ...

28: McCully Writes To Solicitor General

I write to lay a formal complaint with you against the Principal Family Court Judge, Patrick Mahony for his public statements on National Radio on Tuesday 29 April 2003 about a specific case before the Family Court in respect of which he commented on ...

29: The Amazon River, a surfer's paradise

The Amazon River, a surfer's paradise: 37 minutes of surfing on a single wave

30: Businesses Disagree With Holidays Bills

Business Update: A select committee is now examining submissions on two ‘Holidays’ Bills. Regional business organisations report strong member reaction against both Bills. The private member’s amendment Bill that would give everyone four weeks’ holiday ...

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