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

1: Bernard Weiner: A Peek Inside Bush's PostWar Diary

Dear Diary: The war went well. We licked those Iraqi towelheads real quick. We didn't get Saddam, though, which is more than a little embarassing, since we also didn't get Osama in Afghanistan. Makes me look bad. Also makes me look like I'd rather have ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00111.htm


2: All News Is Lies: Lights Are Going Out Over Europe

One by one, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe are falling into line and voting to join the European Union. In all cases, the pattern is basically the same.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00118.htm


3: John Kaminski: The Lies Of Our Leaders

President Bush and virtually the entire American power structure lied to the whole world when they said Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction that were an imminent threat to the safety of the so-called free world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00120.htm


4: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 17 June 2003

1. ROD DONALD to the Minister for the Environment: What steps has the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet taken to ensure that “Sustainable development must be at the core of all government policy.” as announced in the Sustainable Development ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00286.htm


5: An Earlier "Patriot" Law Brought Down A President

Many Americans are suggesting that the Patriot Act (and its proposed "improvements" in Patriot II) is totally new in the experience of America and may spell the end of both democracy and the Bill of Rights. History, however, shows another view, which ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00119.htm


6: Major Iraqi Uprising Looming In Near Future

A real resistance movement seems to be starting up in Iraq. Although the Pentagon and Donald Rumsfeld are blaming attacks against US troops on Saddam supporters and Baath Party members, it looks like a countrywide uprising is starting.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00105.htm


7: Photo-Essay 2: Tell Us Is This Liberation?

GRAPHIC IMAGES MAY DISTURB: The purpose of information sharing is to empower individuals to make informed choices. If publishing these images causes those, who would support more killing to consider their decisions, then publishing is justified.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00005.htm


8: Minister abhors activists' harassment

The harassment of people using the painted apple moth health service, the people carrying out the painted apple moth eradication programme, and others involved in agriculture was not acceptable, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00281.htm


9: Tamihere Speech: The Maori Continuum

Why will the next 10 years be so vitally important? First of all, because of you: young people. The Maori population is a very young population: 75 per cent of Maori are under the age of 25, and 55 per cent are of school age.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00282.htm


10: Dunne: 'Swim coach' issue must not disappear

In congratulating Swimming New Zealand for suspending the female coach who had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy, United Future leader Peter Dunne today renewed his call for urgent Government action to fix the legal anomaly that means ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00284.htm


11: Michael Cullen speech: Chen and Palmer Seminar

I have been asked to talk about issues in the finance portfolio, and because almost everything that the government does costs or raises money, this is a very wide-ranging brief. I am going to confine myself to three issues: what I should do with the surplus; ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00279.htm


12: UK PM Faces Questions On WMDs (Transcript)

Q1. [116549] Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 4 June.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00210.htm


13: We deserve better from Govt Ministers

Parekura Horomia is the latest in an increasingly long line of Government Ministers found wanting in their jobs, observes National's Shadow Leader of the House, Gerry Brownlee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00287.htm


14: White House Under Fire Over WMDs

With No Weapons of Mass Destruction Yet Found in Iraq, White House Justification for War Comes Under Fire - Interview with Reese Erlich, journalist and author, conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00116.htm


15: Enough Is Enough, Close The Gates

ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today said he would close the gates on his property to public access, in direct response to the Labour Government's constant abuse of landowners' property rights.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00289.htm


16: Major victory at IWC against the odds

The International Whaling Commission has adopted the Berlin Initiative in what is a major victory for New Zealand and other conservation-minded countries, Conservation Minister Chris Carter said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00285.htm


17: It's Time to Turn the Tables On Burma's Thugs

United Nations Special Envoy Razali Ismail has just visited Burma and was able to bring us news that Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the leader of a peaceful democratic party known as the National League for Democracy, is well and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00205.htm


18: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00101.htm


19: New appointments to Land Information & Labour Dept

Appointment of Chief Executive of Land Information New Zealand and Chief Executive of the Department of Labour

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00093.htm


20: Greenpeace Images: Whale Murder In Southern Seas

Full Screen Size Images of Japanese whaling underway in the Southern Ocean. Minke whale flees a harpoon. A whale is shot. And pulled in to be slaughtered. Greenpeace activists are sprayed with watercannon as they attempt to go to the whales aid.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00140.htm


21: Report: Two Decades Of Change In New Zealand

The period between 1981 and 2001 has been one of considerable political change as well as change in the social and economic spheres. It has seen several changes of government and shifts in ideology, which resulted in the deregulatory and market-driven ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00092.htm


22: Somalia: human rights-committed interim parliament

As delegates to the Somalia Peace and Reconciliation Conference begin, in the coming days, to choose an interim parliament, Amnesty International calls on them to ensure that the new members of parliament, and of the interim government it will subsequently ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00237.htm


23: Hard News 17/06/03 - We're Back!

I'm philosophical. Clearly, losing to England is never good, but what we saw wasn't all bad either. England had universally been expected to dominate the All Blacks up front, but that didn't happen. Our all-new lineout tactic - picking tall guys! ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00121.htm


24: Reflections of Unconstitutional Precedence

There has been, and still exists, a concerted and systematic effort to disregard and eliminate our civil liberties in the name of terrorism. We are witnessing an assault upon our heritage, our Constitution and our Bill of Rights. Liberty is not ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00117.htm


25: EU to Consider Peacekeeping Force for Palestine

EU foreign ministers are set to look on Monday at the feasibility of taking part in a peacekeeping force in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00241.htm


26: Berlin Initiative breaks IWC deadlock

Auckland, Tuesday June 17: In an inspiring move the 55th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Berlin Monday passed a resolution that makes conservation central to the work of the IWC and will help protect the world’s whales, dolphins ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00094.htm


27: NZ First Urges Urgent Investment In Infrastructure

New Zealand First has called for the Government to quit its ad hoc approach to transport policy-making and immediately implement New Zealand First’s infrastructural plan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00283.htm


28: Kidd Millennium: Free the Fourth Estate

Mass media’s obligation is to fulfill the critical role of fourth estate, the defenders of public interest. The term is frequently attributed to the nineteenth century historian Thomas Carlyle who ranked the press above and apart from the three Estates of Parliament. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00106.htm


29: Images: "This is the Trekka" @ The Venice Biennale

For background on the Trekka exhibition see… New Zealand's Impressive Return To Venice Biennale

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00069.htm


30: Rumsfeld Speech at NATO 12-06-03 [includes image]

If the civilian and military leaders of member states cannot come to Belgium without fear of harassment by Belgium courts entertaining spurious charges by politicized prosecutors, then it calls into question Belgium's attitude about its responsibilities ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00219.htm

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