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

1: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00105.htm


2: US Acquiescence Slaughters Palestinian Civilians

The Palestine National Authority (PNA) accused the United States of encouraging Israel to slaughter Palestinian civilians as Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Sunday redeployed around the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah and the adjacent refugee camp of Yubna, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00132.htm


3: Bush Sets Up Commission To 'Free' Cuba From Castro

Clearly, the Castro regime will not change by its own choice. But Cuba must change. So today I'm announcing several new initiatives intended to hasten the arrival of a new, free, democratic Cuba. (Applause.)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00133.htm


4: Israel Sequesters Palestinian Farms West of Wall

[Occupied West Bank] Contrary to what the Israeli establishment has been saying, the government of Ariel Sharon has made another big land grab. A new order issued by the military commander of the West Bank announced to Palestinians that they are ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00137.htm


5: Rumsfeld: Iraqis Must Be The Ones to Rebuild Iraq

Iraqis must be the ones to rebuild Iraq, according to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00126.htm


6: The Nobel Prize and an Historic Mission

The committee that appoints the famous Nobel prizes has selected Ms. Shirin Ebadi- a civil rights activist, the defense lawyer in the still open cases of the victims of the chain murders, an activist for reviving the lost rights of Iranian women and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00136.htm


7: John Roughan: Silence Is Health!

Part of the fall out from our last five years of social unrest is to deepen the custom of our people keeping quiet when things go wrong. In fact, the greater the crime, the deeper the silence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00106.htm


8: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00116.htm


9: Bolivia In Crisis Over Gas Sale To California

Bolivia is once again in a state of political crisis. Since mid-September, a wave of protest has spread across the country demanding government action on a variety of issues - the main one suspension of a proposed mega-deal to sell Bolivian natural ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00134.htm


10: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00087.htm


11: Tuesday’s Questions and Answers for Oral Answer

1. DIANNE YATES (Labour—Hamilton East) to the Minister of Immigration: Has a migrant Thai couple received a Government-funded holiday to Thailand, as stated by Rt Hon Winston Peters?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00324.htm


12: Bush administration targets Greenpeace

In a move unprecedented in its history, the US government has indicted an entire organization - Greenpeace, Inc. (the Greenpeace entity in the US) - for the peaceful protest activities of its supporters.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00134.htm


13: Bolivia’s Gas Warfare Becomes Explosive

As casualty-numbers mount for protesters, and those demonstrating against the Sánchez de Lozada government increase their momentum, Bolivia’s president was forced to step back from authorizing the construction of a foreign-owned pipeline to ship the country’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00147.htm


14: 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


15: Fashion Theme: Will she ever grow up?

Will she ever grow up? It’s a question Barbara Lee’s friends and family have been asking for many years – it’s also the theme of her debut catwalk show on the opening day of L’Oreal New Zealand Fashion Week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0310/S00069.htm


16: U.S. Abuse of United Nations under Fire

Pyongyang - Rodong Sinmun today in a signed commentary denounces the United States for getting more undisguised in its attempts to tighten sanctions and blockade against the DPRK and stifle it by force of arms through the United Nations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00127.htm


17: The Brash Report: The Ant and the Grasshopper

The old ant and the grasshopper parable, updated for New Zealand in 2003, has been sent to me by several readers recently. It's so uncomfortably close to describing many current New Zealand attitudes that I've decided to circulate it further.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00336.htm


18: Bremer Offers Condolences to Baghdad Bomb Victims

Coalition Provisional Authority Administrator Ambassador Paul Bremer issued a statement of condolence October 13 to the victims of the terrorist car bombing in Baghdad of October 12. According to news reports, at least six bystanders were killed and 32 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00123.htm


19: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 15 October

1. DEBORAH CODDINGTON to the Minister of Education: How long have schools been given to respond to the Ministry of Education paper on the Consolidation of the Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975 into the Education Act?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00337.htm


20: CIA Officer Speaks Out Against White House Leak

Critics Question Credibility of FBI Investigation into White House Leak Exposing CIA Operative - Interview with Ray McGovern, retired CIA analyst, conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00127.htm


21: Chuckman Cartoon: President Clarkandbush

Cartoon by John Chuckman….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00126.htm


22: U.S. Considering North Korea Security Assurances

The Administration is considering ways in which the U.S. could give North Korea some kind of security assurance as part of an overall agreement ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program, Secretary of State Colin Powell said in a press conference in Washington ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00124.htm


23: Reader Opinion: Draco Would Be Proud

October 14 2003 was a Red-Letter day in New Zealand’s history. This was the day that a minority government finally showed that New Zealand was no longer a democracy. In the space of a few hours, the minority Labour government both removed citizens’ ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00131.htm


24: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00119.htm


25: Armitage Discusses Free Trade, Terrorism, N. Korea

A free trade agreement with Australia remains one of the administration's top priorities, Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage said in an interview with The Australian October 10.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00125.htm


26: Medium Rare: The Murder Of Dr. David Kelly

This first part lays out the case from the evidence presented in the Hutton inquiry why the death of Dr. David Kelly was not by suicide. Part two will show the reasons, in this writer's opinion, Dr. Kelly was killed.)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00128.htm


27: Bush Investigates The Mysterious White House Leak

White House-- Donning a battered fedora and a worn raincoat, President Bush announced that he has decided to investigate the ‘mysterious’ White House leak, which led to the outing of undercover CIA agent Valeria Plame.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00130.htm


28: Public Address 15/10/03 - Festivals

Salam Pax is back in the 'hood! The Baghdad Blogger pretty much gave up posting while he was out of Iraq promoting his book, but he appears to have had a high old time of it in London and elsewhere, and has plenty to say on his return...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00132.htm


29: 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


30: Israeli Commandos Storm Salah Al Jermi’s House

11:05-- An IOF Commando stormed the house of Salah Al Jermi in Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, after they had used dynamites to blast the door open, shot heavy fire and messed up all the house contains, IPC said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00131.htm

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