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

1: New Symbol To Express Concern About Climate Change

The International Climate Symbol is being launched during the Climate Change Conference (CoP 9) with a fashion show today by WWF, UNEP, Greenpeace and with support from the Dutch Ministry of the Environment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00049.htm


2: 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


3: US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now (Pt. 5)

The following interview is with an enlisted man who has not been in the military that long. He is not really mad at Bush or the leaders and he does not want to get out of what he sees as his duty to serve in Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00195.htm


4: Noam Chomsky: Of Course It Was About Resources

"Of Course, It Was All About Iraq's Resources" - Edited excerpts of an interview with Noam Chomsky by Simon Mars of Dubai's Business Channel - 12/02/03

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00085.htm


5: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 9 December

1. Employment Relations Law Reform Bill—Policy 1 2. Business—Compliance Costs 2 3. Foreshore and Seabed—Public Access 2 4. Methamphetamine—Supply 3 5. Advance Passenger Screening System—Refusals 4 6. Cannabis—Legislation 5 7. Petrol Tax and Road User ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00211.htm


6: 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


7: 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


8: Satire: Bush Makes Secret Trip To The Moon

Washington, D.C.-- Just two weeks after the Bush Administration first announced its “bold, visionary and completely original” plan to send a manned spacecraft to the moon, Americans woke up last Saturday morning to find that President George W. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00096.htm


9: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 10 December

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: In 208 weeks as Minister of Immigration, is she satisfied she has in place sufficient checks and investigative systems to ensure people are not abusing New Zealand's entry and exit laws?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00226.htm


10: Martin LeFevre: What Will It Take To Defeat Bush?

The thought of another four years of the devil's right hand man as "leader of the free world" is too horrible to contemplate. But can Bush, and what he represents, be defeated?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00097.htm


11: Russian Ratification Of The Kyoto Protocol

The results of yesterday's elections to the Duma, the lower house of the Russian Parliament, show that Russian ratification is still on track and that final ratification could take place after the Presidential elections in March 2004, said WWF today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00048.htm


12: Once Were Warriors Musical Tour Coming

Once Were Warriors, Alan Duff's landmark New Zealand novel that became the film everyone just had to see, is about to face its most intriguing retelling - as a musical drama.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0312/S00054.htm


13: Al Gore: Getting Revenge, Making History

AL GORE'S ENDORSEMENT of Howard Dean gives the former vice president a chance to revenge the damage Bill Clinton did to his political career. The relationship between Clinton and Gore was always far more complicated that the media understood.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00099.htm


14: Eco-Friendly Energy On Its Way

Four new research programmes are to receive substantial funding to investigate environmentally-friendly ways to supply energy to New Zealanders.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0312/S00031.htm


15: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for Dec.8

NORTH KOREA 1 Status of Six-Party Talks 1-2,4 Call for Dismantling of Nuclear Weapons Program 2-3, 5 Efforts of China, Russia, and Others to Negotiate

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00054.htm


16: 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


17: Peter, Dumb Or Just A Liar?

In his latest attempt to justify his parties ideological support of arresting adult cannabis consumers Peter Dunne gets just about everything wrong, as usual.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00087.htm


18: Government transport sector to be reviewed

The government is to review its agencies in the transport sector, State Services Minister Trevor Mallard and Transport Minister Paul Swain announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00227.htm


19: 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


20: FBI Spying on Peace Groups Chills Free Speech

Critics Charge that FBI Spying on Peace Groups Chills Free Speech - Interview with Barbara Olshansky, attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00082.htm


21: Uri Avnery: The Weathercocks Are Turning

It is not yet a tidal wave. But it is more then a ripple. It is a wave in the process of formation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00091.htm


22: Otago University - Return to the Dark Ages

Next year, Otago University students will face fee increases of up to 16.9 percent, with an overall average increase of 6 percent across the University.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0312/S00046.htm


23: UQ Wire: The Trial of John Kerry

One of these days, this will be a textbook case for political science professors to use as a teaching tool. Here is a Democratic candidate for the Oval Office in a year when the liberal base of the party is almost completely unified in its disgust ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00098.htm


24: 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


25: Maori Given Preferential Treatment

Farmers are being shut out from consultation on government plans for the foreshore and seabed, said Tom Lambie, President of Federated Farmers of New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00086.htm


26: John Chuckman: The Parable Of Samarra

Front-page stories announced the greatest battle since the end of combat in Iraq with fifty-four insurgents killed and not an American soldier lost.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00094.htm


27: Ethiopia: Long-Term Emergency Food Warning

World Vision is urging people not to forget the famine in Ethiopia, after a food security watchdog warned that nine million people will need food assistance next year and 17 million people may need it by 2007.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00056.htm


28: 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


29: Stop Beating Around The Child Support Bush

Last week's debacle over New Zealand's ballooning child support debt - now standing at more than $730 million - failed to even address the fundamental cause of the problem, ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00180.htm


30: Public Address 09/12/03 - Local Bodycount

It's exactly a year since the Auckland City Council sold half its shares in Auckland Airport, allowing the mayor, John Banks, to brag incessantly that the council was debt-free. The council got $4.90 for its 38 million shares. Last night they closed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00090.htm

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