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

1: Return Of The King World Red Carpet Premiere Live

SKY Television confirmed today that is will screen a LIVE 90 minute red carpet special from the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King world premiere in Wellington on Monday, December 1 from 5:30pm to 7pm on the SKY Movies channel.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00039.htm


2: GLW: US elite fears Bush is losing Iraq war

''The more successful we are on the ground, the more these killers will react'', US President George Bush commented after the coordinated detonation of car bombs at four different targets in Baghdad on October 27.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00056.htm


3: Sony launches its first DVD Handycam camcorders

AUCKLAND, 10 September, 2003 – Sony's has launched a new DVD Handycam® camcorder that advances the simplicity of making and sharing videos. The new camcorder produces DVD recordings that play back in most current home and PC DVD players, as well as ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0309/S00036.htm


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.

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


5: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00211.htm


6: Martin LeFevre: What Happened, Helen Clark?

The charges brought against activist Bruce Hubbard in New Zealand, who was arrested for making "offensive" comments to the US Embassy in Auckland, have import well beyond North and South Islands.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00050.htm


7: Ivan Eland: Is Iraq Another Vietnam?

As the insurgency in Iraq gets bolder, more sophisticated and more deadly, the hawks are falling all over themselves to pooh-pooh comparisons of Iraq to the debacle in Vietnam.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00054.htm


8: Israel Begins Random Shooting Policy in Nitzarim

GAZA - A new set of rules was recently released by the Israeli military command, permitting the Israeli occupying troops stationed in the illegitimate Jewish settlement of "Nitzarim" to shoot and kill any Palestinian carrying a binoculars in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00053.htm


9: Ramzy Baroud: Turning A Nation Against Itself

United States military genius has evolved enormously since the nostalgic days of the so-called Indian Wars.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00055.htm


10: Norma Sherry: Bye, Bye Miss American Pie

I'm just going to blurt it out; tell it like it is. In the words of the venerable, Walter Cronkite, "and that's the way it is"; here it is folks; outsourcing is tantamount to legalized slave labor.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00060.htm


11: 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


12: Scoop Links: CIA Perjury & Israeli 911 Spy Rings

Two recent links to articles in the mainstream media shedding light on the recesses of the usually opaque US and Israeli intelligence communities and their actions and omissions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00017.htm


13: Pacific Ecologist: GE Attack On Tree Of Life

Spring issue 2003 GENETIC ENGINEERING - Attack On The Tree Of Life available with $10 from PIRM, PO Box 12125, Wellington - subs for 4 issues $50 email pirmeditor@paradise.net.nz phone 64 4 9394553.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00061.htm


14: U.S Believes Terrorists Still Pose Aviation Threat

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials say they believe that terrorists will continue to consider attacks against commercial airplanes in the United States and abroad and seek new ways to circumvent enhanced security measures.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00051.htm


15: Bush Signs Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003

President Bush Signs Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 The Ronald Reagan Building Washington, D.C.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00064.htm


16: Survey: Families Too Poor To Feed Children

Nearly a quarter of all New Zealand families cannot afford to always eat properly, according to the 2002 National Children's Nutrition Survey released today by the Ministry of Health.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00051.htm


17: Naked in Nuhaka: The Interactive Immigrant

AUCKLAND TAMAKI MAKAURAU, AOTEAROA NZ, NOVEMBER 5, 2006: The Alternative Aotearoa Coalition announced today the formation of a new national immigration policy -- targeting of the "Interactive Immigrant."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00059.htm


18: Virgin Boss Richard Branson Jets into New Zealand

Pacific Blue Announces Direct Flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Virgin Group Chairman, Richard Branson touched down in New Zealand for the first time today to deliver more exciting news in the lead-up to the upcoming launch of New Zealand based ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00093.htm


19: 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


20: Public Address 07/11/03 - Triple Trouble!

Donna Awatere Huata is nothing if not indefatigable. As constitutional experts line up to declare shock and awe at what has been expressed in the traditionally modest language of an Auditor-General's report, the exiled Act MP still insists she has ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00062.htm


21: Scoop: Top Scoops & Politics - Job Survey Win $$$

Child Health Report Reveals Significant Unhealthy Trends - GE Onion Field Trial Flawed: GE Free - Hezbollah Warns All Means To Be Used To Free Palestinian Detainees - Hard News & More Is There! - Pacific Ecologist – New Issue & Editorial - Outsourcing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00063.htm


22: Robert Byrd: A High Price for a Hollow Victory

Senator Byrd delivered the following remarks as the Senate debated whether to grant final Congressional approval to the President's $87 billion funding request for the military and Iraqi reconstruction.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00041.htm


23: GE Onions study riddled with flaws

The fact that ERMA’s own Evaluation and Report Team could not identify any environmental testing procedures or research proposed as part of the GE onions trial reveals the project is riddled with flaws. Surprising new evidence that the trial may also involve ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0311/S00029.htm


24: Hezbollah: All Means Used To Liberate Detainees

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon's statement on the prisoners swap deal means that an answer will be received on the issue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00063.htm


25: Condoleezza Being Used By White House - J. Jackson

BANGKOK, Thailand -- U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice does not represent the black community and is being used by a White House which "carefully manipulated images of race," Rev. Jesse L. Jackson said Tuesday (Nov. 4).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00049.htm


26: Carlos Santana Calls On Bush To End His Evil Ways

BANGKOK, Thailand -- After denouncing the U.S.-led war in Iraq, rock legend Carlos Santana told more than 10,000 cheering fans at a sensational concert on Monday (Nov. 3) that President George W. Bush must change his "evil ways".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00035.htm


27: Tony Marks Appointed CEO of Pacific Blue Airlines

Virgin Group Chairman, Richard Branson today announced Tony Marks as the man to head up the new International low fare airline Pacific Blue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00094.htm


28: Eritrea & Ethiopia pledge to stop shootings

Eritrea and Ethiopia today gave assurances to the United Nations that they would cooperate to avoid a reoccurrence of last weekend's deadly border area shooting, according to a report from the UN mission to both countries, known as UNMEE.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00046.htm


29: Diebold Targeted By Electronic Civil Disobedience

Swarthmore, Pa. -- Defending the right of a fair, democratic election, Why War? and the Swarthmore Coalition for the Digital Commons (SCDC) announced today that they are rejecting Diebold Elections Systems' cease and desist orders and are initiating ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00237.htm


30: Record loss of ozone over Antarctica this year

Recent analysis of satellite-based measurements by scientists from the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) shows that record amounts of ozone were destroyed over Antarctica in September this year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0311/S00016.htm

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