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

1: Dennis Hans: Lily Gilder Or Liar?

Here’s the problem with all the euphemisms mainstream commentators use in their strenuous efforts not to brand President George W. Bush a liar: He’s not entitled to a single one.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00193.htm


2: Like Iraq, CIA Exaggerated Soviet Nuclear Threat

Two years ago the Central Intelligence Agency released reams of intelligence documents on the former Soviet Union that had been classified for nearly 30 years. The findings were damning: the CIA for more than 10 years greatly exaggerated the nuclear threat ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00005.htm


3: Questions For Oral Answer Tuesday, 01 July 2003

1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister of Transport: What will yesterday’s announcements regarding land transport funding do to help implement the New Zealand Transport Strategy?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00015.htm


4: NEWSFLASH: Major Immigration Changes Imminent

According to ACT Leader Richard Prebble speaking under a point of order in Parliament a major government announcement has been this afternoon to media, "turning the immigration system on its head".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00010.htm


5: Bernard Weiner: Re-Igniting America's Soul

What happens when individuals or whole societies damage -- or even temporarily lose -- their soul, their spiritual anchor, their sense of themselves as moral entities?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00223.htm


6: TVNZ boss must end culture of cronyism

The National Party is congratulating broadcaster Bill Ralston on his appointment at TVNZ and urging him to put an end to the culture of cronyism that's come to light in the wake of Labour's charter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00564.htm


7: John Chuckman Cartoon: Sen. Thurmond Declared Dead

Senator Thurmond Declared Dead 27 Years After The Fact - Cartoon By John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00002.htm


8: US Govt. To Cut Military Aid to ICC Supporters

(New York, June 30, 2003) - A deadline set out in the "American Servicemembers Protection Act" (ASPA) that threatens U.S. military assistance to countries supporting the International Criminal Court (ICC) will pass tomorrow, the NGO Coalition ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00012.htm


9: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Iraq: Stay Out Of Our Homes

They just don't get it. Honestly, can there be a more culturally insensitive and brazen lot than the U.S. and U.K. forces in Iraq? The recent massacre of six British troops and subsequent wounding of eight more (three in critical condition) in a small ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00221.htm


10: Kidd Millenniun Cartoon: Men Are From...

Cartoon by Kidd Millennium...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00004.htm


11: Adams: Put brothels in pro-prostitution MPs' back

In the wake of last week's successful passage of the Prostitution Reform Bill by one vote, United Future MP Paul Adams today called for the nation's brothels to be located only in the areas of those MPs who voted for the legislation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00020.htm


12: Aziz Choudry: WTO Charm Offensive

The "Fix It or Nix It", and "Shrink or Sink" sign-on statements about the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have been circulating around the world for over three years now. In that time, there have been no signs that the WTO is going to "shrink" or can be ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00007.htm


13: Scoop Images: Clouds

Images taken from a Qantas 737 somewhere above Raglan Sunday 30th June 2003. CLICK FOR BIG VERSION CLICK FOR BIG VERSION CLICK FOR BIG VERSION

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00219.htm


14: Hard News 01/07/03 - Late Nights Etc.

Sure, it's the break you have when you're not having a break, but I'm glad nonetheless that the government's solution to the film investment problem has, officially, steered clear of the tax system. Film and TV producers spending more than $50 million within ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00009.htm


15: Daniel Patrick Welch: The Fire This Time

Kucinich may be the only guy who can win this election. Sounds far-fetched, right? What the Brits would call Loony Left delusional thinking. The U.S. press would just ignore the whole thing, naturally, until it's no longer possible.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00217.htm


16: Bogotá Court Rules to End Aerial Fumigation

· A Bogotá court has ruled to end the harmful U.S. sponsored aerial fumigation occurring in Colombia until a study of the herbicide has been conducted.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00011.htm


17: Maori Activists Assert Line In The Sand

Maori Activists last night delivered an unwavering statement of intent to Maori Labour Party MPs on the proposed legislation and crown ownership of Maori seabeds and foreshore.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00008.htm


18: Vodafone on the move

Vodafone New Zealand Limited confirmed it has taken a 12 year lease on a building to be developed on the corner of Fanshawe and Halsey Streets, Auckland City.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00005.htm


19: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0306/S00021.htm


20: Ratepayers hit by more 'sly taxes'

Labour claims it'll give individuals 'more opportunity to have their say', but in reality local councils are about to be paralysed by new consultation rules, says National Party Local Government spokesman Gerry Brownlee "It's a sad day for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00019.htm


21: Families Reap Rewards From Toner Cartridges

Photo Caption: From left to right: Guy (14), Renee (5), Estee (8) and Donna--Marie (10) test out their new park bench at the Ronald McDonald House Mid--winter Christmas Dinner in Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0307/S00007.htm


22: Teachers' Council Appointment Is Breathtaking

ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington today congratulated Joanna Beresford for her stellar rise from union flunky to better-paid union flunky.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00006.htm


23: BTL: Federal Court Upholds Secret Detentions

Federal Court Upholds Secret Detentions; Another Victory for White House Measures Eroding Civil Liberties - Interview with Arthur Spitzer, legal director of the ACLU's Washington, D.C. office conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00003.htm


24: Link: Justice's Final Transmission From Baghdad

'Gag' order contradicts U.S. value Iraqis like Judge Gilbert S. Merritt By GILBERT S. MERRITT For The Tennessean

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00011.htm


25: Stateside 2004 Election: Nietzsche-Al Disaster

Yesterday, a helpful bookshop assistant led me to the philosophy section in search of a book about butterflies. When I'd asked to be directed to the nature section, she'd thought I said Nietzsche.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00216.htm


26: Film and Tv grants scheme good news for Wellington

Wellington Members of Parliament have welcomed the government's decision to offer production expenditure grants to large-budget film and television productions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00010.htm


27: New Skills category to drive immigration programme

Changes to skilled immigration policy were announced by the government today, following a comprehensive review of the General Skills component of the Skilled/Business stream of the New Zealand Immigration Programme.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00034.htm


28: Holy Farce! WMD Castor Beans Seized by DoD

Stop the presses!!!! "The most promising find, yet, in the hunt for WMDs has been located", according to Meg Alexander of NBC's Oklahoma City affiliate, KFOR.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00212.htm


29: Motorists conned in transport package

The Labour Government is again sadly under-estimating the state of our roading infrastructure and now under-funding accordingly, says National Party Transport spokesman Roger Sowry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00017.htm


30: Immigration Announcement: Fact Sheets

The NZ Immigration Programme 2003/04 remains unchanged from the 2002/03 Programme, with 45,000 places (with scope for a further 5000 places) allocated as follows:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00037.htm

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