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

1: Chuckman Cartoons: Heil Governator!

Cartoons by John Chuckman…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00065.htm


2: Remarks by US Ambassador Charles J. Swindells

Thank you. Let me begin by stating that I understand all too well that there are people – probably some of you here today – who disagree with various policies and actions of the U.S. in recent times. I’m here today to try to explain some of those ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00053.htm


3: Schwarzenegger-Ken Lay Meeting Emails Now Online

Santa Monica, CA -- Internal Enron e-mails confirm that Arnold Schwarzenegger was among a small group of executives who met with Lay at the posh Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel in May of 2001, in the midst of California's energy crisis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00064.htm


4: Wednesday’s Questions & Answers For Oral Answer

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Leader—NZ First) to the Prime Minister: When she said yesterday that elective surgery waiting lists amount to 31,785, how many had been removed from those waiting lists without treatment under her administration, and does she think ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00166.htm


5: Public Address 09/10/03 - Beasts And Beastliness

' So Californians get their wish: a movie actor with no coherent policy platform is to take charge of their basket-case state. And Arnie comes in with a problem that might make the groping allegations look irrelevant...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00078.htm


6: Roh Optimistic on Six-Way North Korea Nukes Talks

BALI, Indonesia - President Roh Moo-hyun said on Wednesday (Oct. 8) he was confident that the second round of six-way talks on the North Korean nuclear crisis will take place in the near future, pointing out, “South and North Korea and relevant countries ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00072.htm


7: Biff Guevara; Democracy Is On The Way Out

The election of Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed something for me; democracy will probably disappear.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00077.htm


8: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm


9: Bush Wants To Know Who Leaked Name Of CIA Agent

In the question-and-answer period with reporters October 7, President Bush was asked how confident he is that the ongoing Justice Department investigation will be able to discover the senior administration official who leaked the name of a CIA undercover ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00066.htm


10: The fun is over for Arnold

As "The Terminator" beams his Hollywood smile in front of all the cameras in the finale of what is effectively another day in front of the camera I wonder if he is worrying about the $35 billion state deficit or will he only worry about that when ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00070.htm


11: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00064.htm


12: Ries: U.S & EU Must Move Forward on Trade, Growth

The United States and the European Union "must move forward from the Cancun disappointment both with a shared commitment to find ways to promote global economic growth and to help alleviate the poverty," said State Department official Charles ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00068.htm


13: Scoop Culture Jamming: Mark Ellis & The GE March

The following image was spotted by a Scoop reader yesterday in Auckland, snapped and submitted to Scoop. "Culture Jamming" is a term which refers to the manipulation of mainstream media to change the message, the most common form of it ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00079.htm


14: Security Council Disagrees Over Israel Air Strike

Full Coverage: The United Nations Security Council has failed to agree over whether Israel was justified in attacking Syria. The U.S. claimed Syria is on the "wrong side" of the war against terrorism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00060.htm


15: Thursday’s Questions For Oral Answer

1. RICHARD WORTH to the Associate Minister of Justice: Does she stand by her statement that the Government was acting in the "wider interests" regarding the Supreme Court Bill; if so, what are those wider interests?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00185.htm


16: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 9 October

1. RICHARD WORTH to the Associate Minister of Justice: Does she stand by her statement that the Government was acting in the "wider interests" regarding the Supreme Court Bill; if so, what are those wider interests?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00186.htm


17: Mugabe plays Commonwealth race card

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe must not be allowed to deflect Commonwealth scrutiny of his human rights record, Amnesty International's Commonwealth Association said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00075.htm


18: ERMA appointments

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs has announced two appointments to the Environmental Risk Management Authority, the decision-making body regulating hazardous substances and new organisms, including GM.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00182.htm


19: Haiti: Human rights abuses on the rise

Increased political violence is causing a rise in human rights abuses in Haiti, Amnesty International said today as it launched a new report: "Haiti: Abuse of human rights: political violence as the 200th anniversary of independence approaches." ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00076.htm


20: Ben Tripp: CIA Fu

I may be terribly old-fashioned –I still wear a waistcoat and spats- but I’ve always lived by the simple dictum ''don’t dick with the Central Intelligence Agency''.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00073.htm


21: ASEAN Leaders China, Japan, ROK hold 10+3 meeting

The leaders of the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASIAN), and China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) (10+3) held their seventh summit meeting here on Oct.7.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00073.htm


22: Daniel Patrick Welch: Stay In Bed

California awoke one morning to find itself governed by a giant cockroach. It's official: we are now living inside a Kafka novel-though even Kafka couldn't have predicted the turn of events that would bring us to this point.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00075.htm


23: Chuckman Cartoon: The Governator Online

Click For Big Version Cartoon by John Chuckman….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00049.htm


24: When American Intangibles Do Not Save Afghan Lives

When the abundance of compliments fails to add up to one dollar. It is interesting, yet equally ironic when money, the instrument of greed, also serves as an efficient gauge in measuring the truth behind peoples' claims of concern, sympathy and commitment ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00072.htm


25: Guest Opinion: Redeeming The 'Promised Land'

I respectfully offer these words as my own personal and group observance of the Jewish High Holidays of Yom Kippur this year. It takes the form of an urgent letter to the Israeli People, but in truth, I am speaking to all people everywhere.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00067.htm


26: Letting the facts spoil the story

United Future leader, Peter Dunne, today corrected several news reports concerning United Future’s position on the Supreme Court Bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00181.htm


27: Ashcroft To White House: "We're Still Buds, Right?

Washington, D.C.-- Worried that the Justice Department's investigation of the White House will jeopordize his status in the Bush administration's self-described "cabal," Attorney General John Ashcroft is trying to distance himself from the widening "Leakgate" ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00064.htm


28: Israel Rampages Control Of Palestinian Territories

PALESTINE, The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) blockaded overnight Tuesday all Palestinian cities in the West Bank and tightened a full closure. The Gaza Strip was also cut into four sections.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00069.htm


29: Warning to Domain Names NZ .net offer misleading

The Commerce Commission has formally warned Australian company Domain Names NZ that an offer it sent to New Zealand businesses regarding the .net domain was misleading and at risk of breaching the Fair Trading Act.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0310/S00020.htm


30: Hoskings' Patsy PM Questions Shameless

Mike Hoskings interview of Helen Clark on breakfast television (6 Oct) was shameless. I have never heard a journalist ask so many patsy questions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00060.htm

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