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

1 & 3: 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


2: 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: 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


5: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 16 Mar. 2004

1 Treaty of Waitangi—Commission of Inquiry 1 2 Medical Misadventure—Accident Compensation 2 3 Mâori Allowance—Specialist Education Services 2 4 Tourism Strategy 2010—Reports 3 5 Foreshore and Seabed—Mâori Land Court Ruling 3 6 Child, Youth and Family Services, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00343.htm


6: New Zealander First To Explain UFOs

For centuries unexplained lights have appeared in the night sky with no suitable theory though many have been advanced. A New Zealander is claiming he was the first to successfully explain the mystery lights commonly called "UFOs" with ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0403/S00064.htm


7: Syria: Mass arrests of Syrian Kurds

Amnesty International today expressed serious concerns about reports that at least 20 people have been killed and hundreds of Syrian Kurds arrested by security forces in Syria since 12 March 2004.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00234.htm


8: Al-Qa'ida Claims Responsibility for Madrid Bombing

The Alleged Al-Qa'ida Statement of Responsibility for the Madrid Bombings: Translation and Commentary By: Yigal Carmon*

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00224.htm


9: 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


10: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 17 March

1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister for Food Safety: Is she satisfied that there is adequate information available to New Zealanders who wish to make an informed scientific submission on Monsanto's application to Food Standards Australia New Zealand ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00364.htm


11: 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


12: 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


13: Eritrean Road Remains Closed To UN Peacekeepers

Eritrea has retained restrictions on the movements of United Nations peacekeepers north of the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) in the border area with Ethiopia, but Ethiopia lifted its interdictions in the south of the zone, the UN mission to the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00217.htm


14: Don Brash outlines National's tax priorities

National Party Leader Don Brash has moved to clarify his party's position on tax in a speech to the Institute of Directors in Auckland this morning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00358.htm


15: Ethiopia: UN Appeals For Up To $100m For Famine

Ethiopia: UN Appeals For Up To $100 Million To Buy Local Surplus To Feed Hungry

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00208.htm


16: Speech Don Brash Institute of Directors breakfast

I want this morning to clarify where the National Party stands on tax policy, as our position has been mis-represented by an increasingly desperate Labour-led Government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00360.htm


17: NZ Trade Speech: Brash - Currency and intervention

It is a pleasure to be here this evening to take part in this celebration and exhibition of New Zealand export products and services. I intend to speak on the international outlook and the currency, before touching briefly on some of the policy areas that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00346.htm


18: 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


19: 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


20: 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


21: Public Address 17/03/04 - Sin 'n' Things

Is anyone concerned about our political leaders apparent inability to engage in a sustained debate without getting personal? We've already surrendered each day's parliamentary Question Time to name calling, mindless goading and point scoring. This doesn't seem ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00198.htm


22: 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


23: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 17 March 2004

1. Genetically Modified Wheat—Monsanto 2. Civil Defence and Conservation, Ministers—Confidence 3. Social Development, Ministry—Legal Action 4. Community Education Courses—Members of Parliament 5. Taxation—Corporate Tax 6. Terrorism—Residency and Citizenship 7. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00403.htm


24: 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


25: Tax Policy Political Rot

ACT Leader Richard Prebble said ACT welcomed the National party leader's commitment to lower taxes but are disappointed that National's proposals are driven by politics and not sound economics. "National's proposals are also unfair," said Mr ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00368.htm


26: The bFM WIRE Today - Hosted By Russell Brown

Roger Kerr from the Business Roundtable on The Wire to talk about his organisation's view on the foreshore debate, and why it takes that view.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00192.htm


27: 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


28: Brash indulging in Kiwi bashing

Foreign Minister Phil Goff today accused National Party leader Don Brash of bad-mouthing New Zealand to advance his own political ambitions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00388.htm


29: Questions & Answer For Oral Answer Tues 16 March

1. GERRY BROWNLEE (Deputy Leader—National) 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00344.htm


30: Lecture on New Zealand's Constitution

An address that deals with the evolution of New Zealand's constitutional arrangements

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00385.htm

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