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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


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

1: Starvation As A Weapon Of War Against Civilians

Amnesty International is gravely concerned by the sharply deteriorating situation of thousands of family members of ethnic minority groups, predominantly Hmong, involved in an armed conflict with the Lao military in jungle areas of the country.

2: 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 ...

3: 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 ...

4: Aid To Community Groups The Reason For Powerball?

How naïve does the Lotteries Commission think the public are? The chief executive is reported to have explained that sporting, arts and community welfare groups rely on Lotto funding, and with declining sales, a new enhancement is needed to boost ...

5: Chuckman Cartoons: The Wall And Korean Nukes

Two cartoons by John Chuckman..

6: Top 10 Other Things TVNZ Should Apologise For

1. Not declaring its spending on TV1 News as a donation to the Labour Party in its annual financial statements. 2. Three words: Kim Hill Sung.

7: 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 ...

8: Colin Powell - U.S. Foreign Policy after the UNGA

Secretary Colin L. Powell Washington Foreign Press Center Washington, DC October 2, 2003 2003/999

9: Martin LeFevre: Plunderers, Barbarians, or Tyrants

The Bush Administration and their media hacks are being hoisted on their own petard this week over a revenge leak. But the award for ballsy duplicity goes to Thomas L. Friedman, the influential columnist for the New York Times and chief apologist ...

10: Douglas O'Rourke: To Die In Iraq

LOS ANGELES, September 29, 2003 ( ) -- They had it all. For the first time ever, the neoconservatives essentially controlled the Republicans and the entire U.S. Government. They'd dictated the Presidency, dominated the House ...

11: Public Address 03/10/03 - Pure New Zealand

Earlier this week NZPundit's Gordon King bashed out an angry lament for New Zealand , wondering why we can't be more like Australia. If we don't go and beg to be a state of Australia, we will, apparently, wind up "tribal, corrupt and poor, just like all ...

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: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Next Stage In Foreshore Consultation - New Zealand Aid Worker Returns To Iraq Saturday - UNSC Discusses New Iraq Resolution - St Molesworth On TVNZ Apologies - ZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback - Hard News And More Is There

14: John Pilger: Bush's War On Terror Is A Cruel Hoax

At the British Labour Party conference following the September 11, 2001, attacks, Prime Minister Tony Blair said memorably: ''To the Afghan people, we make this commitment. We will not walk away... ''

15: U.S. Loudmouthed "Missile Threat" Refuted

Pyongyang, October 1 (KCNA) -- The U.S., which had vociferated that the DPRK would declare nuclear status on the occasion of its 55th anniversary, is now spreading a rumor that north Korea is posing a big threat to the U.S. by developing a new-type ...

16: Remarks After Meeting with Colombian President

SECRETARY POWELL: It's been a great pleasure to welcome President Uribe back to the State Department. We just had a good discussion. I'm also pleased to have his Foreign Minister and his Minister of Defense with him, Foreign Minister Barco and [Defense] ...

17: Wireless Internet Access In Hotels Across AsiaPac

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and Intel Corporation have announced a marketing agreement to enable wireless Internet access in 39 Sheraton, Westin, St Regis, The Luxury Collection, Four Points by Sheraton and W hotels in 10 countries/regions ...

18: Scoop Feedback: GE Mums, Paul Homes, MTV & More

Scoop Feedback received over the past few days covering a range of topics. (Please note: Our readers correspondence file on Paul Holmes is now closed…)

19: Scoop Reader Survey: Should Paul Holmes Be Sacked?

New Zealand broadcast don Paul Holmes last week raged-racist against United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan, calling him a “Cheeky Darkie” on Holmes’ morning Newstalk ZB radio show. The mind-filth was certainly a low and demoralizing point in the broadcaster’s ...

20: Iraq: UNSC starts discussing new US resolution

2 October – As the Security Council today began discussing a new United States draft resolution on Iraq, which according to a US representative seeks to enhance the United Nations role in Iraq, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said that - at first glance - ...

21: Russia: The law still offers little protection

The rule law has extended its reach in the Russian Federation, but flaws in the way the law is applied mean that it still offers little protection to many people, Amnesty International said as it unveiled today its report "ROUGH JUSTICE: The ...

22: Doctors Support Medicinal Use of Cannabis

Chris Fowlie, spokesperson of the National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML NZ), today championed the results of a survey showing that New Zealand doctors support the prescription of marijuana for medical purposes, and called for ...

23: Scott McClellan Briefing Oct. 2 - Plame Incident

Q Scott, has the White House received any subpoenas for documents in the leaks case? MR. McCLELLAN: No. Q Are you aware of any individuals who have received any? And will you tell us if the White House is subpoenaed or if individuals are?

24: Chuckman Cartoon: The Wall

Cartoon by John Chuckman

25: Beehive Bulletin - 03 October 2003

On 3 October, public submissions on the government's foreshore and seabed proposal closed. Deputy PM Michael Cullen said the government would now consider the more than 1000 submissions. He said officials would also reflect on submissions made to ...

26: Wheel-less Buses Claim Auckland footpaths

Children and mayors across the Auckland region are tightening their laces for International Walk to School Week from the 6th – 10th October, celebrating the local success of walking school buses (WSBs).

27: New Zealand Demonstrates Cultured Online Habits

Auckland, 2nd October 2003: Hitwise, the world's leading online competitive intelligence service has reported that the number of New Zealand Internet users visiting Entertainment - Performing Arts websites has increased substantially over recent days.

28: 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 ...

29: Gandhi Needed Now More Than Ever, Says Peace Group

Calling for massive nonviolent resistance to the current U.S. government, the War Resisters League today urged peace activists to follow more closely the tactics and philosophy of Mohandas K. Gandhi.

30: Image: Spring Season Extended At Mt Ruapehu

The recent cold front has prompted Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL), operators of Mt Ruapehu to extend the Spring season to 16 November at both Whakapapa and Turoa ski fields.

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