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

1 & 2: Judgement In The People Vs George Walker Bush

The Defendant is a convicted war criminal consequently unfit to hold public office ; citizens ,soldiers and all civil personnel of the United States would be constitutionally and otherwise , justified in withdrawing all co-operation from the Defendant and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00215.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: UQ Wire: Police Block 9/11 Families From Rally

9/11 Families and others calling on Bush to end stonewalling of the 9/11 Commission prevented from attending rally

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00198.htm


5: PlayStation®2 online gaming is about to hit NZ

PlayStation®2 has the biggest online console gaming community in the world and New Zealand is about to join it. Now, not only will you be able to play your friend in your living room on your PlayStation 2, soon you will be able to play your friends ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0403/S00059.htm


6: 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


7: The Real Deal: HUD Sec. Mel Martinez' Hotseat

UnAnswered Questions About $59 Billion Missing from The US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) and the “Piratization” of Our Jobs, Land, Savings & Safety (Part I of III)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00177.htm


8: UN & Myanmar Strike Deal Possible Refugee Returns

The United Nations refugee agency has reached an agreement with Myanmar's Government to begin measures to create the necessary conditions in the country's east to allow the large-scale return of refugees from neighbouring Thailand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00195.htm


9: Ex-Liberia Leader Charles Taylor's Assets Frozen

The United Nations Security Council today ordered all governments to freeze the assets of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor and his immediate family and barred them from using "misappropriated funds and property" to obstruct the restoration ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00191.htm


10: U.S. Unloading WMD in Iraq

Mehr News Agency reports U.S. forces have unloaded a large cargo of parts for constructing long-range missiles and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the southern ports of Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00181.htm


11: Gibson's seedy version of Orientalism

The Passion of the Christ Written and directed by Mel Gibson With James Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern and Monica Bellucci Showing at major cinemas

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0403/S00094.htm


12: Powell IV ABC Interview with George Stephanopous

MR. STEPHANOUPOULOS: And Secretary of State Powell joins George Will and me now. Welcome, Mr. Secretary.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00199.htm


13: Powell IV on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace

MR. WALLACE: Let's begin with those terrible bombings in Spain -- five men arrested, this videotape that claims that al-Qaida was responsible. What do we know?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00201.htm


14: Noam Chomsky: US-Haiti, An Analysis

Those who have any concern for Haiti will naturally want to understand how its most recent tragedy has been unfolding.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00182.htm


15: 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


16: 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


17: Public Address 16/3/04 - New Realities, Old Voices

The right-wing blogosphere is up in arms about the Spanish election result. With Aznar's rejection by an electorate that apparently swung against him in the days following last week's murderous bombings, they believe, the terrorists have won...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00187.htm


18: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 16 March 2004

Questions to Ministers 1. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Prime Minister: Why is she now reported as saying there will be no announcements this week regarding a commission of inquiry into Treaty of Waitangi matters, when on Thursday she was reported to be set to go ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00320.htm


19: No Right Turn: Iraq - Was It Worth It?

It's been a year since the US invaded Iraq. In that year, the official justification for the war has changed almost daily, from WMD to "overthrowing a tyrant" to "building a democracy" to "fighting terrorism". None of those reasons has been convincing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00185.htm


20: GPJA #55: Global Antiwar Action Sat March 20

This Saturday, March 20, is an international day of action against war and occupation. In Auckland we meet at 12 noon at the bottom of Queen St

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00111.htm


21: Minister defends sing-along courses

National's education spokesman Bill English says he is shocked that Steve Maharey is defending Maori sing-along-to-the-radio courses, costing the taxpayer $15 million a year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00312.htm


22: Eco-Economy: The Toy Boys of Fraud…

The following essay on Mortgage and Real Estate Appraisal Fraud in the US housing market records in some detail the micro-level impacts of the largely un-told back-story of the US housing market. It does this from the point of view of an experienced operator ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00170.htm


23: Dunedin Bishop announces retirement

The Anglican Bishop of Dunedin, the Right Reverend Dr Penny Jamieson, has announced her retirement from the end of this June.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0403/S00081.htm


24: The Real Deal: HUD Sec. Mel Martinez' Hotseat (II)

In October of 2000, Kelly O'Meara published the first of her Pulitzer Prize deserving four year missing money series in Washington's Insight Magazine, ''Why is $59 billion Missing from HUD?''

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00190.htm


25: Annan's Envoy Arrives In Haiti

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special envoy landed in Haiti's capital today, as the UN assessment mission looking at the security, transportation and humanitarian conditions in the still volatile country continued its work.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00213.htm


26: Aristide Demands White House Coup Investigation

Haitian President Aristide Demands U.S. Investigate White House Complicity in Coup - Interview with Ira Kurzban, lawyer representing Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00165.htm


27: Sexual violence depiction causes audience collapse

Chief Censor Bill Hastings and his censors from the Office of Film and Literature Classification Office have granted so many general R18 classifications to films containing gratuitous sexual violence combined with explicit sex, that one wonders what’s next ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00182.htm


28: Bombing in Madrid

The United States vehemently condemns the outrageous and appalling terrorist attacks that took place in Madrid today. I offer deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the people of Spain. In my telephone call with Foreign Minister Palacio ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00176.htm


29: Labour Making Life A Royal Bore

ACT New Zealand Youth Affairs Spokesman Heather Roy today wondered whether Prince Edward had any qualms about presenting an award from which his father's title had been unceremoniously dumped.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00317.htm


30: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00118.htm

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