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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


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

1: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand.

2: 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 ...

3: Skull & Bones & John Kerry & President Bush

A little-known fact unites Democratic frontrunner John Kerry and President Bush: they are both members of Yale's secret society Skull and Bones. We speak with the author of "Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths ...

4: A Chance To Meet Mary-Kate And Ashley In LA

The ZM radio network in association with the mary-kateandashley brand is searching for New Zealand's biggest Mary-Kate and Ashley fan! The winner and two companions will get to meet the most famous teenagers on the planet in their home city, Los ...

5: An Investigation into the CIA’s 'Black Budget'

The Black Budget Report: An Investigation into the CIA’s ‘Black Budget’ and the Second Manhattan Project - © Michael E. Salla, PhD Center for Global Peace/School of International Service American University Washington DC

6: Worldwide Solution to Global Warming

First to Solve Green House Gases from Combustion of Fossil Fuels; Global Economic Impact Projected

7: Meditations (Spirituality): The Problem of Evil

Speaking of evil, there is a nice quote that goes: "the greatest achievement of the devil in the modern world is convincing people that he doesn't exist."

8: 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.

9: Dame Silvia Cartwright – Waitangi Day 2004 Address

Nga manuhiri tuarangi, nga rangatira ma, nga iwi o te motu, nga mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa.

10: 'Impossible is Nothing' kicks off in New Zealand

New Zealand sporting stars John Walker and Nigel Avery helped launch the adidas brand campaign “Impossible is Nothing” in New Zealand, in what is described as adidas’ largest ever global brand campaign.

11: Satire: Can Kerry beat Bush?

Does a decorated war hero and respected senator have a chance against a failed businessman who was an alcoholic into his 40's?

12: Scoop Feedback: More Reader Waitangi Day Views

Waitangi Day has not yet dawned and we have the spectacle of protestors at Waitangi's Te Tii marae throwing mud and clods of earth at Dr Brash.

13: 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 ...

14: Jim Anderton Waitangi Day 2004 Address

I always enjoy coming to Orongomai marae on Waitangi Day. The celebrations here are an example to the country. It's a day where the whole community is positive. It's a day of unity. It's a day where we recognise that the bonds that tie us together ...

15: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

16: 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.

17: Stateside: So Last Century

You might say it’s all very well for me to sit here thousands of miles away and pontificate on the value of Waitangi Day, but it is such a vital part of my identity that when people ask me about the country of my birth, the Treaty of Waitangi is the first ...

18: Brash – Nation Building or Road To Conflict

Former Race Relations Conciliator, Gregory Fortuin has today asked Don Brash to consider whether he has embarked on a path of Nation Building or a Dangerous Road to Conflict. “I am hearing alarm bells” Fortuin said.

19: Chuckman Cartoon: Reviewing Bush's Intelligence

George Bush Cartoon by John Chuckman

20: Image: Governor General's Waitangi Day 2004 Speech

The Honourable Dame Silvia Cartwright PCNZM, DBE Governor-General of New Zealand at Government House Waitangi Day, February 6, 2004

21: AIDS Foundation Strikes Problem with Billboard

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation today expressed exasperation that it was being blocked from erecting billboards that feature (non-erect) men’s penises to mark National Penis Day this coming Thursday 5th September. Foundation Executive Director, Kevin ...

22: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

WAITANGI '04: Is Brash's Muddy Eye The First Step On A Road To Race Conflict? - WAITANGI '04: ZZZZzzzzt Reader Feedback - Telecom Makes $365 million After-Tax Six Month Profit - Back To Baghdad: UN Transition Team Off To Iraq - Stateside: The Ten ...

23: Bush Speak: a Weapon of Mass Destruction

As soon as the Bush administration declared a “War on Terror,” something disturbing happened: Dropping this verbal atomic bomb in response to the horror of September 11th, the United States, a world superpower, elevated a cult leader, mass murderer, ...

24: Stateside with Rosalea: Run, Roy, Run!

While each of the Democratic presidential candidates touts himself as the man who will beat George W. Bush, one sector of the vast electorate that is the United States has its hopes pinned on quite another man. However, despite his near superstar status ...

25: High Court bullying tactics against viewer org

The TV viewer’s organisation VoTE says TVNZ is using the High Court as a bullying tactic in an attempt to shut down legitimate complaints against it.

26: 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 ...

27: 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 ...

28: Greenhouse Agreements acceptable but limits needed

The Environmental Defence Society says that the announcement by the Minister of Energy today that the government intends to enter into greenhouse negotiations with Carter Holt Harvey and New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited is "to be expected."

29: Scoop Archive: UQ Wire: Major Update To The Complete 911 Timeline

The most recent update to the timeline was made on January 30, 2004. On the same date, a fascinating video dealing with an important unheeded warning of the 9/11 attacks was also posted.

30: Beth Henry: Viagra Nation

Things have gotten really creepy up in Foggy Bottom over the past three years. Sock-stuffed flight suits. Canned bird hunts. Plastic turkeys. Cowboy hats, cowboy boots, cowboy lingo, from guys a century and a world away from the working men who spent months ...

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