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

1: NZGIRL Flies In The Face Of Big Day Outers

Big Day Outers in Auckland were left scratching their heads this afternoon as a light plane flew above Ericsson Stadium towing a straight talking banner that would cause any red blooded kiwi bloke to cringe.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0401/S00037.htm


2: Speight's Mates Wade Into GE Debate

Overnight the spokespeople for Speight's Breweries made their thoughts on Genetic Modified crop known. Appearing on a billboard at the Waltham Road overbridge in Christchurch as part of their nationwide advertising campaign they stated, "they would have ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0401/S00051.htm


3: President Bush's 2004 State of the Union Address

President George W. Bush delivers his State of the Union Address to the nation and a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004. "We have not come all this way – through tragedy, and trial, and war ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00145.htm


4: Wesley Clark On Defensive On School Of Americas

From June 1996 to July 1997, General Clark served as Commander of the US Southern Command, where he was responsible for US military activities concerning Latin America, including the School of the Americas (SOA), now known as the Western Hemisphere Institute ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00141.htm


5: Public Address 22/01/04 - Foreign Correspondence

After Bush's State of the Union speech last year, a couple of correspondents ticked me off for being churlish about the billions promised to fight Aids in Africa. Well, a year later,not a penny of those billions has been allocated - and 2005 Aids funding ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00091.htm


6: U.S.'s Missing $Trillions Make Mainstream At Last

Scoop readers will be well aware of the tale of the missing trillions of dollars from the US Department of Defense. The story of the missing trillions that the world's biggest military organisation has been unable to properly account for has till now ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00158.htm


7: Scoop Feedback: The Cuban Ambassador On Amnesty

The fact that very little has been published about the real conditions on Internet in Cuba, even after a very clarifying statement by the Cuban Minister of Communications indicates the need for me to request you to shed light on the Cuban position on this ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00088.htm


8: Indonesia Flexes Muscle in Border Dispute with ET

January 21 - The East Timor Action Network (ETAN) today urged the United Nations and United States to strongly condemn Indonesia's use of military force in a territorial dispute with East Timor. ETAN called on Indonesia to negotiate claims through normal ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00151.htm


9: Listing of terrorist entities

Prime Minister Helen Clark has designated the following individuals as terrorist entities pursuant to the provisions of the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00153.htm


10: Israel Rafalovich: A Nuclear Middle East

Against the background of changes in the overall political setting of the Middle East it is important to focus on Israel's nuclear strategy as the former possibilities of the superpowers to control and fence in the conflicts in the Middle East have ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00086.htm


11: Dunne: Pro-drug politician must go

Further evidence is emerging that the Green Party and its pro-cannabis campaigner, MP Nandor Tanczos, are on the completely wrong track with their obsessive campaign to promote greater dope-smoking among young New Zealanders, according to United Future ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00150.htm


12: Admit It, Minister, You're Interfering

Energy Minister Pete Hodgson's claims of not interfering in the New Zealand electricity market are completely farcical, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Energy Spokesman Ken Shirley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00161.htm


13: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for Jan. 21

IRAQ 1-4 United Nations Delegation / November 15th Agreement / Direct Elections 3 Fair and Transparent Process for Bringing Saddam Hussein to Justice 3 Demonstrations / Democracy

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00155.htm


14: Cannabis must not be decriminalized unless safe

News today that a Welsh coroner recorded the cause of death as cannabis poisoning in the tragic case of a 36-year-old man, serves as a reminder that dope should never be decriminalized until or unless independent scientific evidence emerges that the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00146.htm


15: Dan Spillane: ''Black Hole'' Found in US Economy

In a troubling sign that accounting problems have grown beyond corporate balance sheets, two of the main economic gauges used by Wall Street, banks, and in the calculation of Social Security payments have been found to contain serious problems.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00076.htm


16: Treatment Of British Bobbies Stinks Says Mark

New Zealand First claims that British police officers recruited to fight crime on our streets are being treated like alien criminals while bogus asylum seekers and refugees are received with red carpet treatment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00152.htm


17: Chuckman Cartoon: A Man Of Constant Principles

Ariel Sharon Cartoon by John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00087.htm


18: Stateside With Rosalea: Two Little Silent Words

I have to confess, the President's State of the Union address was competing for my attention with a magazine article about how high school journalism classes start training the media to be obedient puppy dogs at an early age.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00089.htm


19: Journalist Mark Worth's Sudden Death Shocks

SENTANI (RW/Pacific Media Watch): The death of Australian print, radio and film journalist Mark Worth has shocked Papuans and all those involved in the campaign to free West Papua from brutal repression by the Indonesian military.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00133.htm


20: Citizen Puts Life on Hold to Defeat President Bush

Worcester, MA (PRWEB) January 21 2004-—Michael John Dobbins, once a regular citizen with a stable job and ordinary life, has given up everything in the hope of defeating President Bush this November. Dobbins, 26, worked as a teacher at an outdoor education ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00154.htm


21: Scoop Link: NYT Editorial - Fixing Democracy

The morning after the 2000 election, Americans woke up to a disturbing realization: our electoral system was too flawed to say with certainty who had won. Three years later, things may actually be worse. If this year's presidential election is at all ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00079.htm


22: ACT at sixes and sevens over government spending

The illiberal ACT Party is all over the place when it comes to appropriate government spending levels, Progressive MP Matt Robson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00154.htm


23: Attitudes to nude paintings changed says artist

Leading New Zealand artist Ian Scott says public attitudes to nude paintings have changed significantly in the last 30 years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0401/S00041.htm


24: John Chuckman: Does The American Election Matter?

Presidential elections in America are long, with formal campaigns lasting about a year and positioning leading to the campaigns lasting nearly three years. A President's four-year term of office leaves just enough time to dish out contracts and jobs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00085.htm


25: Meditations (Politics): Mirroring the Universe

Back before video games, heck, even before there was much on TV, adolescent boys imbibed science fiction. I grew up reading such giants of the genre as Ray Bradbury, who gave a hopelessly optimistic view of humankind's place in the universe recently ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00090.htm


26: Welfarism No Substitute For Good Parenting

New Zealand First is calling on the Government to make reducing welfarism a priority for 2004.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00148.htm


27: Minister’s Action Disgusts River Protection Group

Fish & Game New Zealand said today that it was disgusted by Minister for the Environment, Marian Hobbs, speedy decision to set up a Special Tribunal to hear an application to alter part of the Water Conservation Order on the Buller River.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0401/S00053.htm


28: 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


29: Haiti: Political Will To End The Cycle Of Violence

It is imperative that the Haitian authorities show clearly to the Haitian and the international community that they will no longer tolerate human rights abuses, said Amnesty International in a letter addressed to the president, Jean Bertrand Aristide, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00139.htm


30: King Can't Hide From The Facts

ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today predicted that, despite its assurances, Capital and Coast District Health Board would inevitably have to cut patient services as a result of its $5 million budget blowout for the year to date.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00159.htm

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