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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Return Of The King Trailer Is Here! brings you this exclusive first look at THE RETURN OF THE KING! This file was sent to us by person or persons unknown, it shows 1:35 minutes in GLORIOUS quicktime a TON of shots from ROTK. Sam and Frodo in Moria, Pippin and Merry, Gandalf ...

2: US Resolution Not Dynamic Enough & Not Sufficient

Germany and France consider the new draft resolution on Iraq announced by the United States to be "not dynamic enough and not sufficient" the way it is formulated at the moment. After an informal meeting held in Dresden on September 4 Chancellor ...

3: UQ Wire: The Unanswered Questions Of 9/11

Here is evidence of the growing focus on the questions that persist around 9/11...the crebility gap is widening.

4: Liberia: UN Aid To 50,000 People Fleeing Flighting

UN rushes emergency aid to over 50,000 people fleeing fresh fighting in central Liberia

5: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

6: Exec. Ord. 13315: The Official Looting of Iraq

Submitted By A Scoop Reader: "The executive order from President Bush that follows expands upon executive order 13303 , and appears to be an asset grab under the guise of funding the Iraqi reconstruction, placing Iraq's state assets under ...

7: Forest Industries Council Attending WTO Meeting

Stephen Jacobi, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Forest Industries Council, is attending the ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation in Cancun, Mexico from 10-14 September as an adviser to the New Zealand delegation.

8: Feature: Joschka Fischer On Germany’s Military

Interview given by Federal Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer to the "Handelsblatt" newspaper on 29 August 2003 on inter alia criteria for the deployment of German troops abroad and the situation in Afghanistan and Iraq

9: Daniel Patrick Welch: We Can Win the Vietnam War

I love the smell of quagmire in the morning. My, but it takes you back, doesn't it? The only thing left to say is that there is "light at the end of the tunnel." But everything else has already begun to play itself out. We have even seen the resurrection ...

10: Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!

In This Edition: Bigger Than Watergate! - How To Rig An Election In The United States - Fantasy vs Reality - How We Discovered The Backdoor - Evidence Of Motive - Evidence Of Opportunity - Evidence Of Method - Evidence Of Prior Conduct - Consistent Unexplained ...

11: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

U.S. Delivers Draft Blueprint For UN Peacekeeping In Iraq - Exports Continue Downward Trend - The San Luis Obispo Mystery – New Diebold File Download Site - Hard News Is There! - ZZZZzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback - Let The Looting Of Iraq Begin - Chestnuts ...

12: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

Go to Google , type "ROTK Trailer" into the box and click the "I am feeling lucky" button.

13: Green Left: GM Food A `Biological Time Bomb'

On August 7, the United States government formally demanded that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) set up a dispute settlement panel in order to legally challenge the European Union's five-year de facto ban on the new approval of genetically modified ...

14: W32.Sobig.F@mm - updated statistics

Here's the latest updates on W32.Sobig.F@mm from the Symantec Security Response experts: Symantec Security Response has received a total of 6,031 submissions, of which, 654 are corporate submissions and 5,377 are consumer infections.

15: Scoop Has Feedback: Aquada Article Misleading

This article is extremely misleading ( amongst many others)and fails to acknowledge the 'actual' inventor being Terry Roycroft of Auckland.

17: Bev Harris: Diebold Voting Machines Phone Home

What happened at 3:31 p.m. on election day in San Luis Obispo County California? A file from the Diebold stash examined by Jim March, of Alameda County California, turns out to be from a real election, and it contains real votes.


Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….

19: ARC study wants emissions testing as part of WOF

The Auckland Regional Council is again calling for regular emissions testing of vehicles after commissioning a study by NIWA to test over 40,000 vehicles. The study, which was released this week, is based on a drive-by emissions testing programme which ...

20: Bob Fitrakis: Demonstration Democracy

During the Cold war, the CIA, in the words of long-time agent Ralph McGehee, practiced the art of “deadly deceits.” Throughout the Third World, the secret spy agency engaged in covert operations, illegal activity and wanton acts of mass violence. In the 1970s, ...

21: FOX Viewers Mistakenly Buy New Al Franken Book

New York--Preliminary sales figures and exit interviews at area book stores over the past week indicate that millions of FOX News viewers are too stupid to realize Al Franken's new book is mocking them.

22: Hard News 05/09/03 - Friday Frustrations

It's been pointed out to me that Chad's Skatopia post missed last Friday's email, so I've included it here.

23: Civil society in Middle East peace 'indispensable'

Once again appealing to Israel and the Palestinians to break the cycle of violence and counter-violence, United Nations secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on non-government organizations (NGOs) and grassroots groups to provide their "indispensable" ...

24: Harvey Wasserman: Bush to New Yorkers: Drop Dead

George W. Bush has officially told the people of New York City that as far as he's concerned, they can drop dead. And thanks to his lies, many of them will.

25: 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, ...

26: Ice Dance & Gymnastics Bring Flare To Nutcracker

With a cast of Russian ice-skating champions, plus rhythmic gymnastics Olympic 2000 Gold Medallist Ioulia Barsoukova, Nutcracker on Ice presents world championship athleticism, classic fairytale magic, and the timelessness of Tchaikovsky.

27: Images: Farmers Fart Tax Protest At Parliament

A set of images showing today's protest at Parliament by farmers concerned at the proposed fart tax. The tax has been proposed on ruminant emissions to finance research into emission reduction. Images from the National Party media unit.

28: Call for government direction on child poverty

Less talk, more action. That's the message to the government from the Public Health Association following reports that schools are feeding malnourished pupils.

29: Cape Town Pizza Bomb Blast Injures 50

Nearly 50 people were injured on Sunday after a home made pipe bomb exploded in a busy Cape Town pizza restaurant in the tourism heart of South Africa.

30: Story Of The Week: Frankencorn Revisited

SCOOP STORY OF THE WEEK... for the week ending Septembr 5 2003 FRANKENCORN REVISITED

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Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>


Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

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Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>


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