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

1: 911 Victim Ellen Mariani Open Letter To The POTUS

This ''open letter'' is coming from my heart. I want you to know that I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat and that this is not an attempt to ''bash the Government''.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00262.htm


2: 911 Victim’s Wife Files RICO Case Against GW Bush

Philip J. Berg, Esquire, announced today that he, attorney for Ellen Mariani, wife of Louis Neil Mariani, who died when United Air Lines flight 175 was flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9-11 at a news conference regarding the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00261.htm


3: Briefing Paper On Illegality Of Israeli Wall

This Sunday, November 8th, marks the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Ironically on this anniversary US taxpayer dollars are being used to assist Israel to construct a separation wall that is illegal under international law. To make matters ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00069.htm


4: Images: Departing LOTR Stars Meet Their Planes

The Lord of the Ring's stars come face to face with themselves on the side of Air NZ planes as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00024.htm


5: Images: Final Photocall - LOTR Stars Depart NZ

A final photocall for The Lord of the Ring's stars as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00025.htm


6: UQ Wire: Mariani Vs Bush (Full Amended Complaint)

.... detailed Amended Complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on 11/26/03 in the case of Mariani vs. Bush et al that he is alleging President Bush and officials including, but not limited to Cheney, Ashcroft, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00224.htm


7: Green Left Weekly: Is The US Empire Invincible?

Seven months ago, when the US army rolled into Baghdad, the US war machine seemed invincible. The US rulers seemed to be in reach of realising their goal of conquering Iraq and using it as a secure base from which to establish imperial domination throughout ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00058.htm


8: That Kyoto Is A Fraud - Owen McShane

Two weeks ago I was invited to participate in the Vice-Chancellor's debate at Waikato University. The debate was "That Kyoto is a Fraud". Jeanette Fitsimons took one side and I took the other. I wrote the attached paper to inform myself of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00036.htm


9: Meditations: Reflections on Chomsky's Perspective

There are two parts to Noam Chomsky's latest book, " Hegemony or Survival ." There is the bulk of the book, in which he gives as scathing analysis of American foreign policy. And then there is the tantalizing opening and disappointing conclusion, in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00063.htm


10: George Monbiot: The Bottom of the Barrel

The oil industry is buzzing. On Thursday, the government approved the development of the biggest deposit discovered in British territory for at least 10 years. Everywhere we are told that this is a ''huge'' find, which dispels the idea that North Sea oil ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00059.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: 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


13: 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


14: Photo Essay: Nigeria – Hub Of African Humanity

Photo Essay: Abuja City, Nigeria is located in the hot interior of west Africa. Scoop Co-Editor Selwyn Manning is on location in Abuja, Nigeria, reporting on the Commonwealth Heads Of Govt Meeting there.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00065.htm


15: Drug Scandal Deepens for Ecuador’s President

· COHA told: “It could be just the tip of the iceberg.” · Neck and neck, Ecuador’s Gutiérrez challenges Peru’s Toledo as being among South America’s weakest democratic links, and a prime candidate to be the next leader to be forced from office by a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00023.htm


16: CAFTA Could Cause 1000s of Farmers to Lose Jobs

CAFTA Would Likely Cause Thousands of Central American Farmers to Lose Their Jobs as Highly Subsidized U.S. Agricultural Goods Flood Their Markets

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00034.htm


17: Denis Marshall: Wake Me Up Before You Go Go…

Cruising for the Commonwealth: While debate raged over whether Zimbabwe’s suspension from the Commonwealth ought to remain, and indecisive criticisms rebounded about the CHOGM fold - Commonwealth Parliamentary Assn sec gen Denis Marshall slept on.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00066.htm


18: UNICEF Celebrates 50 Years Of Star Support

Auckland, New Zealand, 4 December 2003 - UNICEF today marks the 50th anniversary since celebrities have been involved as Goodwill Ambassadors supporting and promoting the organisation and the work it does on behalf of children worldwide.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00027.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: Symbols Of Commonwealth Irrelevancy

The real Nigeria, the real Commonwealth, is here for all who choose to see it. One only needs not to turn away. But then, it is not pleasant, it challenges the senses. It dirties the shoes and makes one think.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00067.htm


21: Stateside: Vindicare (Part 2)

I'm a bit late with this, largely because I've been feeling sick. Sick of the sight of the police smashing a guy's kidneys in Cincinatti, a sight that has been screened over and over again in news bulletins at all times of day and night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00060.htm


22: Airways Wins Iranian Airport Expansion Project

Airways New Zealand has won a major consulting project in Iran to assist with the expansion of the airport on Qeshm Island, two kilometres off Iran's southern coast.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00051.htm


23: 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


24: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Australia Joins US Missile Defence Programme - Greens Feel Betrayed By Dietary Supplements Move By King - Don't Count Kyoto Out Yet - Martin LeFevre On Chomsky's "Hegemony or Survival" - Stateside: Rosalea Is Sick Of Police Brutality - First California, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00064.htm


25: Ivan Eland: Let Them Eat Turkey

Bill Clinton should be green with envy. George W. Bush, Clinton’s successor and bird of a feather in his quest to stay out of the jungles of Vietnam, in one fell swoop has addressed doubts about both his personal courage and his solidarity with soldiers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00056.htm


26: Scoop Link: Ohio Puts Back It's E-Voting Deadlines

Columbus - Ohio's sweeping review of electronic voting machines turned up so many potential security flaws in the systems that the state's top elections offi cial has called off deploying them in March.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00062.htm


27: Public Address 05/12/03 - Friday Flash

I asked earlier this week if someone could shed more light on the controversial tax dodge associated with the production of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Yes, I realise that much of it was traversed in Gordon Campbell's Listener story, but I didn't have ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00061.htm


28: Sam Smith: The Loneliest Mile In Town

I figured that if I was going to be part of a vast right wing conspiracy, I better find out something about it. So in the best fashion of post-modern journalism, I decided to take a poll. The sample of fellow Clinton tormentors I came up with consisted ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00057.htm


29: Star Wars kills-off Anzac spirit

Green MP Keith Locke says New Zealand will have to review its defence relations with Australia in the light of the Howard government's commitment to America's "Star Wars" programme.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00155.htm


30: Chuckman Cartoon: What The British Pilot Saw

Cartoon By John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00048.htm

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