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

1: Jason Leopold: From Terminator To Deregulator

Forget about the Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking on a new role as Governor-elect of California: The Deregulator.

2: 'Dittoheads' Dead After Overdosing On Oxycontin

Nationwide-- In a tragic, unexpected consequence of Rush Limbaugh's admission on Friday that he is addicted to pain pills and has been for the last five years, 47 Rush Limbaugh fans, self-described "Dittoheads," have overdosed on Limbaugh's drug ...

3: Bush's Worst Nightmare - Lunch With Helen

It must be US President George W Bush's worst nightmare - denying Prime Minister Helen Clark a scheduled meeting, only to have her buttonhole him at the APEC summit, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today.

4: US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now

I had the unique opportunity to interview five US military servicemen who just got back from Iraq, or in the case of two men, corresponded with their wives so that I could ask questions of these soldiers by mail.

5: Nation pleas for government to protect GE-free

The tens of thousands of people taking to the street on Saturday, and the millions of others calling for the government to protect GE- free production hope the government will hear their plea.

6: New Zealand On The Road To Ruin

The Land Transport Management Bill, the result of a deal between Labour and the Greens, will do absolutely nothing to improve this country's prosperity, ACT New Zealand Transport Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.

7: Maori will benefit from Supreme Court, say Greens

The Green Party is confident that Maori will benefit from the establishment of a Supreme Court, Maori Affairs spokesperson, Metiria Turei said today.

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 ...

9: UQ Wire: 9/11 - Status of the Investigations

What really happened on September 11, 2001? Who was responsible? Were there warnings in advance or foreknowledge? Why was the military response to events delayed?

10: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 14 October

1. DIANNE YATES to the Minister of Immigration: Has a migrant Thai couple received a government-funded holiday to Thailand, as stated by Rt Hon Winston Peters?

11: 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.

12: Public Address 14/10/03 - Respect

Jeanette Fitzsimons described life after the GM moratorium on One News last night: she said companies from New Zealand or abroad making applications to Erma could expect scrutiny so close that some of the "shonkier" ones would probably just drop out in ...

13: Toni Solo:The Nuts & Bolts Of Free Trade Extortion

With the Cancun trade talks buried, the United States and the European Union are busy working out preferential bilateral and regional trade deals.

14: Limbaugh Uses Himself As Example Of Moral Decay

Palm Beach --Citing his reckless and illegal use of prescription drugs, Rush Limbaugh lambasted liberals for causing the moral decay of the country by refusing to take responsibility for their actions.

15: 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 ...

16: David Miller: Labour Arrogance over Privy Council

The decision by Margaret Wilson and the Government to push the Supreme Court Bill through Parliament without a public referendum is both arrogant and unwise.

17: PM visits Singapore, Vietnam &Thailand for APEC

Prime Minister Helen Clark is next week visiting Singapore and Vietnam en route to the APEC Leaders’ Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on 20 and 21 October.

18: Streets Of London: Football’s Coming Home To Roost

This has been the longest couple of weeks for football. A couple of weeks where the game has torn the carefully prepared PR packaging aside and given the public a glimpse at the real game.

19: Death Penalty: Cases and developments 2003

Thousands of men and women are on death rows around the world, waiting to be executed by the state. Amnesty Internationals members are constantly writing to governments raising theirs concerns, calling for the prisoners death sentences to be commuted. ...

20: UQ Wire: The Sins of September 11

I am beginning to despise reading. I have lost count of the number of times I have read some passage in a politically-oriented book, and then been uncontrollably motivated to hurl said book against a wall or across the room in fury.

21: National Leader supports a New Zealand day

National Leader Bill English says he supports the call that New Zealand should look at a different day to celebrate the country's national day.

22: Mapping the Real Deal: Real Deal Dim Sum

A deterioriating Popsicle Index globally has been a leading indicator of the slide in our physical and financial security and the centralization of wealth through predatory currency, lending and business practices managed by the central banking and G-8 governmental ...

23: GE - Death of Labour Government

The Mild Greens agree with hundreds of thousands of Kiwis who will never forgive Labour for selling out to GE corporate contamination.

24: Pay Equity Not The Answer

When talking about Pay Equity, it is very important to define the topic. I'm sure everyone here is well aware of the difference between pay equality and pay equity, but when I speak to most people about equity they automatically assume I mean equal ...

25: US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now (Pt. 2)

The following interview was with a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army. He has been deployed both in Afghanistan and most recently in Iraq in Falujah and in Kirkuk, which have been the heart of Iraqi resistance and attacks on US forces.

26: E-Voting Expert Ousted From Elections Conference

Denver CO Aug 1 - Dr. Rebecca Mercuri, a leading expert in voting machine security, had her conference credentials revoked by the president of the International Association of Clerks, Records, Election Officials, and Treasurers (IACREOT), Marianne Rickenbach. ...

27: Penny Bright: Further Open Letter To Green MPs

Hang on Nandor and the Green MPs! Nandor's reply on behalf of the Greens & a response from Penny Bright.

28: Chuckman Cartoons: Wesley Clark In His Own Words

Two cartoons by John Chuckman

29: Leopold: Enron May Have Influenced FERC Probe

Emails Show Enron May Have Influenced FERC Probe On Calif Power Crisis, Refunds By Jason Leopold

30: Like watching a Greek a tragedy ...

Watching the NOOM Bill proceeding through Parliament has been like watching a Greek tragedy unfold, Green Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today.

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