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

1: Sludge Report #152: George W's Revisionist History

In This Edition: Just Whose Revisionist History Is That George? - Revisionist History Is Code For Holocaust Denial - And Does George Really Want To Remind Us About The Holocaust? - Why Then Would Bush Risk Such An Association?

2: Rep. Henry Waxman: Forged Evidence

Dear Dr. Rice: Since March 17, 2003, I have been trying without success to get a direct answer to one simple question: Why did President Bush cite forged evidence about Iraq's nuclear capabilities in his State of the Union address?

3: Eco-Economy: Argentina, Not Japan

A country with an unsustainable external debt burden, an overvalued exchange rate leading to increasingly large current account deficits, a huge and deteriorating fiscal position: Argentina 2001 or the USA 2003?

4: Armitage Remarks at Sri Lanka Donors' Conference

Richard L. Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State Akasaka Prince Hotel Tokyo, Japan June 10, 2003

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 ...

6: Scoop Images: The Road To Heaven

The photos below were taken at 5.15pm just as the sun was sinking behind the Ohau mountain range. The cloud formation and the setting sun created this wonderful assortment of colours that would be near on impossible to reproduce.

7: 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.

8: Harley Sorensen: The War Built On A Lie

Why mince words? These are the facts: 1) President George W. Bush is a liar. 2) Secretary of State Colin Powell is a liar. 3) Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is a liar. 4) National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice is a liar.

9: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 19 June 2003

1. MARK PECK to the Minister of Finance: Has he received any reports that Toll Holdings will be looking for Government support to maintain and upgrade the rail network if its 95 cents a share takeover bid for Tranz Rail is successful; if so, will Government ...

10: 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.

11: Poll Punctures Prebble's Punditry

Last night's TV3-NFO political poll has finally laid to rest any claim ACT leader Richard Prebble may have had to understanding New Zealand politics, according to United Future leader, Peter Dunne.

12: Questions Of The Day Transcript – Wed. 18th June

1. Hon ROGER SOWRY (Deputy Leader—NZ National) to the Minister of Mâori Affairs: Does he have confidence in the chief executive of Te Puni Kôkiri; if not, why not?

13: 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

14: Hard News 19/06/03 - Dodgers and Dumpsters

Richard Prebble and Ken Shirley can claim to have been vindicated as many times as they like: the Act Party's little dodge with electoral offices was an abuse of taxpayers' trust...

15: Terrorism, Transnational Crime, Topics at ASEAN

Terrorism, transnational crime, and nonproliferation were among the topics discussed at the Tenth ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF).

16: Scoop Feedback: Revisionism, Feminism & God

Re: Revisionist History – More On Revisionism - C.D. Sludge Replies - Isn't Feminism An Odd Concept? - God Defend Not New Zealand ?

17: Security Response: W32.Bugbear.B@mm - SEVERE

W32.Bugbear.B@mm is a variant of W32.Bugbear@mm (originally discovered and named in the Sydney Symantec Security Response Centre in October 2002) and appears to be spreading quickly.

18: U.S. General: Iraqi Attacks Insignificant

Washington -- The commander of the U.S. Army's hi-tech Fourth Infantry Division says he is seeing Iraqi military activity throughout his division's area of responsibility, but that the activity is "militarily insignificant."

19: Tamihere Outburst: The Raving Of A Bum Lawyer

The Rt Hon Winston Peters, leader of New Zealand First said this evening that Mr Tamihere’s allegation of electoral fraud against New Zealand First was the raving of a bum lawyer without a practising certificate.

20: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Gospel Versus Garbage

North American media have recently embarked on another search for the holy journalistic grail in their questioning of the gathered intelligence on Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) - or lack thereof. Very strange.

21: Thessaloniki Summit: EU relations with Balkans

This summit will mark an important step in the deepening relationship between the EU and the Western Balkan countries (Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Serbia and Montenegro). The European Union ...

22: ACT - Classically Illiberal Stinkers

Libertarianz spokesman Stephen Berry was left picking his jaw up today after reading comments from ACT's Muriel Newman, who has attacked Labour again over their handling of the methamphetamine 'epidemic.'

23: New Era In New Zealand's Relations With China

A new era in New Zealand's relations with China has come about because China itself is becoming a more significant voice in international affairs, a more open, self-assured, society and a larger presence in our economy and society.

24: Situation in Afghanistan - US Representative To UN

John D. Negroponte, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Remarks to U.N. Security Council New York, New York June 17, 2003

25: Senate Testimony: Human Rights Problems in Burma

Assistant Secretary Craner's Testimony to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: Human Rights Problems in Burma

26: Brian Cloughley: America And War Crimes

The US has bribed and bullied over thirty countries to help it cripple and if possible destroy the ICC, but the great majority of nations (including many of the bullied ones) consider it a major advance in international cooperation.

27: Image: PM Hugs NZ's Most Admired Plunket Nurses

Hugging Plunket nurses was order of the day for Prime Minister Helen Clark when she met the three winners of the nationwide search for the most admired Plunket Nurses in the HugaPlunketNurse competition announced at Parliament today (subs: 18 June).

28: Matthew Riemer: Op.Iraqi Freedom - Another Chapter

Prior to attacking Iraq, the Bush administration was warned by everyone from CIA Director George Tenet to stereotypical anti-war demonstrators that any such invasion would lead to an increase in terrorist acts against the U.S. and its interests.

29: Colin L. Powell Press Briefing in Phnom Penh

SECRETARY POWELL: Good evening, everyone. I would like to begin by expressing my special thanks to the Royal Cambodian Government for hosting these meetings, and for so ably leading the ASEAN Regional Forum this past year. President Bush sees ...

30: FT Agreements US, Chile, Singapore "Comprehensive"

U.S. free trade agreements with Chile and Singapore are the most comprehensive and modern trade agreements the United States has concluded and will serve as catalysts for future free trade initiatives, says Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Peter Allgeier.

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