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

1: Meditations (Politics): Evil Trying Evil

It was a hoot to watch the American media salivate over Saddam's capture. Acting as though their militarism and chauvinism have suddenly been vindicated, CNN, NBC, CBS, and ABC anchors could barely contain their macabre glee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00153.htm


2: 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


3: 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


4: 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


5: Top 10 Comments Made By Saddam On Capture

Top 10 comments made by Saddam Hussein after his capture

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00152.htm


6: Nigerian President Obasanjo Gets UN Food Award

President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria today received the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Agricola medal from for his role in bringing peace and boosting agricultural and social development in Africa's most populous country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00106.htm


7: How The US Armed Saddam Hussein With Chemicals

On August 18, 2002, the New York Times carried a front-page story headlined, "Officers say U.S. aided Iraq despite the use of gas".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00148.htm


8: The Enemy Within: The NeoCon Hijacking of America

Deep in the halls of Washington a putrid wind of sweeping ideology festers, swirling like a hurricane from the Atlantic seaboard, becoming a tornado in the frozen tundras of the Midwest, an impenetrable and monstrous fire wall consuming vast tracts of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00161.htm


9: Ernest Partridge: "We Got Saddam!" - So What?

When I first heard of the capture of Saddam Hussein, my immediate reaction was ''Well, that does it. Bush has a lock on the election!'' Then I had second thoughts, as sweet reason took hold of my reflections.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00162.htm


10: Haiti: 10 steps towards human rights

Two hundred years after Haitians overthrew slavery and colonialism, human rights abuses are on the rise. Political division and violence, impunity and the reduction in international support worsen this situation, Amnesty International said while ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00112.htm


11: Ferner’s Bride Stripped Bare Exhibition

A rare provocative exhibition studying the human body – called Bride Stripped Bare -- will look at the work of New Zealand artists struggling against the domination of landscape painting when it opens in Wellington in February.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0312/S00103.htm


12: Saddam Flushed WMD Stash Down Toilet

Baghdad--Details of the former dictator's arrest reveal that in the final moments before a raid on his hideout, Saddam Hussein likely disposed of valuable evidence that would have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he possessed weapons of mass ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00142.htm


13: Maori TV launched - with symbolic screw up

In the absence of an announcement from anybody else, National MP Murray McCully is pleased to officially announce that the Maori Television Service is now on air....or sort of, eighteen months after the original on-air date.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00432.htm


14: Public Address 18/12/03 - Culturing

When he's bad, Holmes can be awful. When he's good, as he was during last night's Holmes show discussion on the foreshore proposal, he's a useful citizen. There was a sense of seriousness not always present in that programme, and that was good... ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00165.htm


15: Saddam Hussein Captured In Tikrit

British Prime Minister Tony Blair as confirmed Saddam Hussein has been captured in Tikrit, Iraq. Unconfirmed news broke late Sunday night (NZ Time) after Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani was quoted by the official Iranian news agency saying that the former ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00121.htm


16: Questions & Answers For Oral Answer Tuesday

1. Dr DON BRASH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Do the comments made by the Hon Tariana Turia, in relation to management of the coast and sea, that “… there is no way that tangata whenua will ever give up our rights voluntarily, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00406.htm


17: Girls Can Do Anything Except Pay Off Their Loans

The Human Rights Commission has decided to examine the New Zealand University Students Association’s claim that women with student loans are discriminated against because they take, on average, twice as long to clear their debt than men. This publicity ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00164.htm


18: CYF Report Into Handling Of Ron Burrows Phone Call

Child, Youth and Family has today issued the findings of an inquiry by Ailsa Duffy QC into the handling of a phone call that Ron Burrows, father of Coral-Ellen, made to the Department on 21 January 2003.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00136.htm


19: Photo: Progressives Celebrate Four Weeks Leave

Four weeks leave was passed into law on Tuesday the 16th of December after a successful campaign between the Progressives and the unions to encourage our Labour colleagues to support us in championing a great improvement in working conditions for low income ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00438.htm


20: Public Address 17/12/03 - Approaching

You can expect the respective judgements on the government's long-delayed proposal on the foreshore and seabed issue today to vary so widely as to create the impression that they being ventured on completely different documents...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00155.htm


21: Holidays Bill passes into law

The Holidays Bill that gives four weeks annual leave to all New Zealanders was passed in Parliament today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00402.htm


22: One Autocratic Belligerent Deposed, One to Go

The humiliating footage, beamed to the world, of a bedraggled Saddam Hussein having his mouth examined by a U.S. military doctor is living proof that the embarrassing, once U.S.-supported Iraqi despot has finally been deposed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00163.htm


23: Liberty Belle: Recipe for Strength

You know you're winning an argument when your opponents resort to personal abuse. The past six weeks I've copped plenty of personal flak, but this week two in particular were exceptional.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00464.htm


24: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00234.htm


25: Give something back to everyone Dr Cullen - Brash

"It's time for the Government to give something back to overtaxed New Zealanders," says National Party Leader Don Brash.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00452.htm


26: The Column

INTRO: This week’s column considers the disturbing effects of Labour’s new Foreshore and Seabed race-based policy just announced.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00436.htm


27: New Palestinian resistance camp

1) New Palestinian resistance camp in Deir Ballut to start this Friday 2) Activist say Israel hides human rights abuses_The Daily Star

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00117.htm


28: The Lion, the Witch, the Wardrobe Coming To NZ

''The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,'' the movie to be directed by kiwi director Andrew Adamson, is coming to New Zealand in what Industry Development Minister Jim Anderton says is ''a vote of confidence in our country as a location for film and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00475.htm


29: Felons, Drug Dealers & Uncertified BBV Systems

Bev Harris, author of Black Box Voting , and Andy Stephenson, Democratic candidate for Washington Secretary of State, have uncovered information that brings concerns about electronic voting to a new level. This information affects both optical scans ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00156.htm


30: Stateside with Rosalea: An Important Choice

The real story this week isn't the adoption by the US military of a meme from a fantasy movie - spider hole, indeed! - but the adoption by Afghanistan of a constitution. Will that country's governing body be the sort that has a separately elected President, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00154.htm

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