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Yesterday’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: 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


4: 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


5: 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


6: 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


7: Maori Threats In Government Favour

Maori threats of Christmas beach occupations are political music to Government ears - if Maori are angry, ordinary New Zealanders will wrongly assume Labour is sticking up for them, ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00168.htm


8: Dunne: Radical threats on NZ beaches a disgrace

United Future leader, Peter Dunne, says threats by some fringe radical elements to occupy beaches over the holiday season in support of Maori claims to the foreshore and seabed are disgraceful and must be rejected by the Government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00169.htm


9: Public Address 08/12/03 - Officially Official

Well, we seem to be getting a bit closer to the precise nature of the threat posed by Ahmed Zaoui. Strike out "terrorist", "physical threat" and "means us harm" and put a ring around "might p*ss off the French"...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00075.htm


10: ACT's The Letter - Monday 8 December 2003

The new Employment Relations Law Reform Bill reflects this Labour government. “Just technical amendments. Employers predicted doom and gloom over the Employment Relations Act and employment is up,” said Margaret Wilson. Actually these proposals were in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00172.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: Rip-Off Culture Helen Clark's Fault

ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today slammed Prime Minister Helen Clark for the "rip-off" culture that has developed under her leadership.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00160.htm


13: 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


14: 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


15: Beach Users Will Pay For Govt Arrogance

The Government must take responsibility for suggestions of Maori taking direct protest action on our beaches this summer, says National Party Maori Affairs spokeswoman Georgina te Heuheu.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00171.htm


16: Govt surrenders $200m industry to Australia

The Health Minister has effectively given Australia control of New Zealand's $200 million dietary supplements industry, Green MP Sue Kedgley charged today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00166.htm


17: Disappearing Ice Sends A Warning For Climate

Milan, December 5, 2003: Ice in the polar regions, Greenland and in glaciers around the world is melting at an alarming rate as global temperatures increase, and could have radical implications for the future global climate, according to an upcoming ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00037.htm


18: Fonterra Signs NZ$590 Mn IT Outsourcing Contract

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Fonterra Co-operative Group and EDS today signed a seven-year, NZ$590 million (USD$380 million at the current currency conversion rate) IT infrastructure outsourcing contract to help streamline the co-operative's global infrastructure ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00070.htm


19: 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


20: 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


21: "We are a better country than this" - Tom Scott

Public meetings in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch next week will see high profile New Zealanders joining with human rights organisations in questioning the NZ government's commitment to promoting and protecting human rights in NZ.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00073.htm


22: Libertarianz Denies Being Porn Peddlers

Revelations that the Libertarianz are promoting pornography on their website have been denied by Libertarianz luminaries. Deputy Stephen Berry confirmed today that "the party is not responsible for any of the contents on our previous website." ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00067.htm


23: 15 climate-friendly projects win Kyoto credits

Fifteen projects, including wind farms, hydro-electricity schemes and industrial heat plants, have won a share of Kyoto Protocol 'carbon credits' from the Government for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00165.htm


24: 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


25: Veil of Secrecy for GE Constructs Prompts Appeal

GE Free New Zealand (in food and environment) is to appeal to the ombudsman after ERMA - the Environmental Risk Management Authority- refused an Official Information Act request to identify the gene constructs used in an application for GE onions. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0312/S00020.htm


26: How your pay negotiations went

Despite buoyant employment, frequently reported skills shortages, and heady consumer confidence, the National Wage and Salary Survey this year registered an overall average increase of 3.86 per cent in basic wages and salary remuneration, only a fraction ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00063.htm


27: 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


28: Deep Vein Thrombosis – Advice For Air Travellers

The problem of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after airline travel rises to public consciousness from time to time as the popular press report stories about healthy young travellers succumbing to the condition, or provide details of high profile case going to court.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00073.htm


29: 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


30: Mingus Casey: Who Funds The Iraqi Attacks?

There is growing evidence that some proportion of the attacks on American and coalition forces in Iraq are being funded by an external source. American intelligence has found that people are being paid to make and plant ieds (improvised explosive devices), ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00071.htm

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