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Scoop Top 30 Weekend Ratings


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

1: Sen. Jim Jeffords: Does He Think We Don't Notice?

The following speech by Sen. Jim Jeffords was delivered at the National Press Club on June 5, 2003 to commemorate the second anniversary of his decision to leave the Republican Party and become the Senate's only Independent.

2: Afghanistan: An Outright Humanitarian Disaster

Afghanistan, the country the U.S. invaded after 9/11/01 to root out al-Qa’ida and remove the repressive regime of the Taliban. In all respects the stated intentions of U.S. policy makers and leaders have gone terribly off course. This isn’t just ...

3: NATO HQ: Rumsfeld Rages Over War Crimes Suits

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said today that American officials may stop attending NATO meetings in Belgium because of a law that allows "spurious" suits accusing American leaders of war crimes.

4: UQ Wire: The Dog Ate My WMDs

After several years teaching high school, I've heard all the excuses. I didn't get my homework done because my computer crashed, because my project partner didn't do their part, because I feel sick, because I left it on the bus, because I had a dance ...

5: F-16 Jet Crashes Army Helicopter Shot Down in Iraq

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2003 – A U.S. Air Force F-16CG fighter crashed southwest of Baghdad June 12, while on the same day a U.S. Army Apache AH-64 helicopter apparently was shot down by hostile fire in western Iraq, according to a U.S. Central Command ...

6: John Chuckman: The View Inside Rumsfeld's Closet

Cartoon by John Chuckman

7: Bill Moyers: The Progressive Story of America

...there is nothing idealized or romantic about the difference between a society whose arrangements roughly serve all its citizens and one whose institutions have been converted into a stupendous fraud.

8: Intel Delivers New Tech. For Fullsize Notebook PCs

AUCKLAND, Thursday June 12, 2003 -- Intel Corporation today introduced new mobile processors and chipsets for transportable notebook PCs. These systems offer near-desktop features, including high performance, larger screens, full size keyboards and multiple ...

9: Problem tenants to be targeted

The government is working on a package of proposals to protect landlords from problem tenants, Housing Minister Steve Maharey said today.

10: No Education Please, They're Racist

Usually, debates about free speech discuss the margins of legality. Burning crosses on the lawn. Publications which derogate an ethnic group. T-shirts with symbols that might incite violence.

11: Scoop Images: The End Of The Dry Weather

News that the Australian drought is now officially over has prompted the publication of a series of recent snapshots from the Victorian hinterland, recently visited by Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson, where rain was more often than not the order of the ...

12: Hard News 13/06/03 - Stuff and Nonsense

It's not so much that ratepayers' money will be spent on the launch of Auckland's new Britomart transport terminal. Or even that the original launch budget has blown out five-fold to $100,000 - although half that would surely do. It's our mayor's ...

13: Top 10 NZ First Fears If Asian Population Doubles

Top 10 NZ First Fears If The Country's Asian Population Doubles By 2021

14: Howard's End: Mongrel Mobsters Are People Too

The New Zealand Herald is reporting this morning that Napier man John Jury, who is a tetraplegic from a car crash 27 years ago is a former Mongrel Mob leader, but painting adverse media pictures does not alter the fact that he suffered an accident, ...

15: Guatemala: Dismantle the Estado Mayor Presidencial

Guatemala: Amnesty International Targets Guatemalan Intelligence Agency with Blood on Its Hands Flash Animation is First on Portillo's de facto Death Squad

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: Myanmar: Authorities must stop crackdown

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18: Albania: Justice must be delivered to victims

Amnesty International today urged the Albanian authorities to ensure that prosecution witnesses at the trial in Elbasan of two former police officers charged with torturing a detainee are protected from intimidation, and that the victim is granted compensation ...

19: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Peacekeepers Exempt From War-Crimes For 1 More Year - Howard's End: The Mobster Who Deserves Care - Hard News Is There - Rachel Goldsmith: Refusing To Teach Young Nazis - Scoop Images: When The Rain Comes - St Molesworth's Top Ten - The Peacemaker ...

20: John Chuckman Cartoon: Middle East Realities

Cartoon By John Chuckman

21: Tanya Reinhart: The Complex Art Of Simulation

The Israeli public discourse has been storming around "Sharon's revolutionary change of mind". The extensive debate on his psyche focuses on the question whether he has changed from the inside, or whether it is all just U.S. pressure.

22: UN Radio: Peacekeepers Immune From Criminal Court

The UN Security Council has just voted to adopt a resolution to exempt some member states from the proceedings of the International Criminal Court. The court was established last July to try cases of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, after ...

23: Electoral Commission registers another party

The Electoral Commission today announced it had registered another political party—bringing the number of registered political parties to 19.

24: Satire: The Rise And Rise Of Illegal Caffeine

Where there is demand a supplier, whenever possible, will provide; this is the first law of economics. It is also the first law of the street - and in the streets of a once-proud capital, there is a demand being met by means illegal that has police ...

25: “Berlin (Trojan Horse) Initiative” & Int Whaling

The “Berlin Initiative” might look like a positive, feel-good development for the International Whaling Commission, but ultimately will be the final blow to the already polarized and dysfunctional IWC, destroying its raison d’etre, Japan’s Commissioner ...

26: Successive Deadly Air Raids on Gaza 9 more dead

Successive Deadly Air Raids on Gaza Render 9 Palestinians Killed Arafat, Abbas Condemn ‘Terrorists Attacks’ in Jerusalem, Gaza

27: Arafat, Abbas Condemn ‘Terrorist Operations’

Arafat, Abbas Condemn ‘Terrorist Operations’ in Jerusalem, Gaza PLO, PNA Urge ‘Immediate’ Ceasefire but Israel Doesn’t Reciprocate - Israeli Army Radio: IOF were ordered to “completely wipe out” Hamas with “whatever means necessary”

28: Stand-by power must stand alone

The National Party is cautiously welcoming plans by Mighty River Power to resurrect the mothballed Marsden B power station.

29: 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

30: Ash Pulcifer: Fighting Terror With Terror

( ) – On June 6, four days after the Mideast peace summit in Jordan, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades launched an attack on the Israeli military in northern Gaza. The groups managed to kill four Israeli soldiers and wound ...

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