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

1: Manuel Valenzuela: The Coming Iraq Debacle

The brewing cauldron that has been simmering for nearly a year is ready to blow its lid. The quagmire called Iraq is near civil war, anarchy and Balkanization. This witch’s brew concocted by the neocons, George W. Bush and his administration has ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00133.htm


2: Dan Spillane: Japan Reserves on Edge of Collapse

Japan does not have several months foreign reserve holdings left for US assets, as previously thought, because $650 billion in holdings--almost the entire amount--is already used up.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00147.htm


3: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm


4: SPECIAL REPORT: The Big Blow - Feb. 16-17 Storm

Met Service Warn More Wind & Rain On Its Way - MetService meteorologists have issued severe wind and heavy rain warnings for an active front moving across New Zealand on Thursday. See... Severe Wind and Rain Warnings for Thursday

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00152.htm


5: 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


6: Supercompter Weather: Plotting The Coming Storm

The following progression of images shows the progress of the coming front over New Zealand as plotted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's supercomputer GFS model. The images are plotted three hourly and they show air pressure and rain ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00154.htm


7: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


8: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 19 February

1. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister of Immigration: Does she now regret her behaviour and the behaviour of her department in relation to the treatment of a sexually abused Sri Lankan teenager who was forcibly deported last Thursday?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00317.htm


9: UN Peace Mission Heads In West Africa To Meet

The heads of all five United Nations peace missions in West Africa will meet later this week in a bid to harmonize the UN’s policies and activities in the region, pulling together common assets across the area and exploiting synergies among the operations ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00160.htm


10: Bush Wins Triple Trifecta As Worst President Ever

Bush is not merely the worst president in recent memory. He's the worst in all US history. And he's won the distinction not on a weakness or two, but in at least nine separate categories, giving him a triple trifecta. It's a record unmatched by any ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00146.htm


11: Global Research: The Criminalization of the State

America’s leaders in Washington and Wall Street firmly believe in the righteousness of war and authoritarian forms of government as a means to ''safeguarding democratic values''.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00122.htm


12: Images: Feilding Flooding Pictures

Images from MDC

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0402/S00100.htm


13: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer Wed 18 Feb

1. GERRY BROWNLEE (Deputy Leader—National) to the Prime Minister: In light of her statement that: “Our proposal is for the twin title to have the people’s title alongside the customary title, and we think that meets the interest of both people.”, is it ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00311.htm


14: Public Address 19/02/04 - Humans Write

Am I the only one watching the story of the 16-year-old Sri Lankan girl with a growing sense of disbelief? For a start, would it kill One News to remind its viewers that she was sent home because, like hundreds of other people every year, she didn't meet ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00162.htm


15: UN Considers Active Involvement In Haiti

With violence persisting between Haitian government forces and opposition militias, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today the United Nations has been considering how to become more involved in helping the Caribbean country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00158.htm


16: A Burst Of Heavy Rain And Strong Winds Today

MetService forecasters are expecting a front moving over the country today to become more active, producing a spell of heavy rain in many western areas from Fiordland to northwest Nelson and in the the west of the North Island from Wellington to Taranaki. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0402/S00068.htm


17: Haiti: Perpetrators of past abuses re-emerge

The emergence of former paramilitary leaders convicted of past human rights violations as leaders of the armed opposition force is fuelling a conflict that has already taken too many lives, said Amnesty International as the crisis in Haiti continues ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00155.htm


18: Haiti: preparations for possible refugee exodus

Haiti: preparations for possible refugee outflows underway as human rights abusers lead armed rebel forces

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00173.htm


19: Chávez must respect legitimate human rights

Amnesty International said today that President Hugo Chávez must respect the right of non-governmental human rights organizations to carry out their legitimate work, such work is underpinned by international human rights treaties which the Venezuelan ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00172.htm


20: Severe Wind and Rain Warnings for Thursday

MetService meteorologists have issued severe wind and heavy rain warnings for an active front moving across New Zealand on Thursday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0402/S00060.htm


21: 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


22: Stateside: A Nation Closing In On Itself

While we’re all being entertained by the Democratic presidential nominations, tyre tracks on Mars, and San Francisco’s rebellious mayor, some deeply disturbing legislation is wending its way through the US House of Representatives and the Senate.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00161.htm


23: Questions Of The Day & Answers - February 17 2004

1. Civil Defence—Emergencies 2. Reducing Inequalities Policies—Mâori POO: Question No. 3 to Minister 3. Seabed and Foreshore—Customary Rights 4. National Drug Policy—Announcements 5. Immigration—Costs to Taxpayers 6. Employment Relations Law Reform Bill—Collective ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00280.htm


24: Why Work For A Living?

ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today demanded that Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey explain just what it is that exempts aspiring artists from having to work for a living.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00319.htm


25: Pete Hodgson Speech: Why climate change matters

Pete Hodgson Speech: Why climate change matters [Address at Dairy Expo 2004, TSB Stadium, New Plymouth]

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00314.htm


26: SSA Global Announces Appointment of GM for NZ

February 18, 2004 - SSA GlobalT, a leading provider of extended enterprise solutions and services, has announced the appointment of Graeme Riley to the role of General Manager of the New Zealand operation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00203.htm


27: It's The Economy Stupid - Rt Hon Winston Peters

You’ve asked for a speech about my business and about property. There is such a thing as intellectual property – someone should tell Mr Brash – he keeps stealing my speeches!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00330.htm


28: Images Of Flood Search And Rescue By 3 Sqn RNZAF

Images from the Royal New Zealand Air Force 3 Squadron of their helicopter search and rescue operation activities in and near the township of Whangaehu. Photos NZDF.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00138.htm


29: Where are the Iroquois when we need them?

Storms that have caused havoc throughout the lower North Island have uncovered more holes in New Zealand's Air Force, says National's Defence spokesman Simon Power.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00307.htm


30: Productivity working party? No thanks

The Government should abandon its plans for yet another spin machine unless it is prepared to address the real issues and take heed of the message that is delivered, says National Party Deputy Finance Spokesman John Key

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00323.htm

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