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

1: Bev Harris: Inside CA's Diebold Decertification

SCOOP EDITOR'S NOTE: Bev Harris is presently on the road. The following is taken from a forum post from the Democratic Underground website updating the online community on yesterday's startling developments in the fight for an accountable vote counting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00199.htm


2: Negroponte: A Rogue for all Seasons

President Bush confirmed recent rumors by announcing on Monday that John D. Negroponte was being nominated to become this country’s ambassador to Iraq, a post that he would assume on June 30, when sovereignty ostensibly will be transferred to Iraqi authorities.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00250.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: Bush Fails History... Jefferson Predicted Iraq

Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon thought they could bomb Vietnam into accepting democracy. George W. Bush thinks he can do it with Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00196.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: UQ Wire: Gross Negligence or Treason?

Bush, Cheney and Rice knew 9/11 was imminent; they had intelligence warnings describing al Qaeda’s plan to use our commercial jets to attack the World Trade Center and Washington, D.C. The highest levels of the Bush administration repeatedly and intentionally lied ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00195.htm


7: STORY OF THE WEEK: Israel Passport Scandal

The past month's events have conjured shadows. Names like the SIS, EAB raise suspicion, intrigue. Outward, beyond our borders, lurk more spooky counterparts: CIA, MI6, Mossad. Even TV's on to it. We're spy fanatics. Do you believe in Spooks downunder?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00197.htm


8: Do You Believe In Spooks Downunder Inc?

The past month's events have conjured shadows. Names like the SIS, EAB raise suspicion, intrigue. Outward, beyond our borders, lurk more spooky counterparts: CIA, MI6, Mossad. Even TV's on to it. We're spy fanatics. Do you believe in Spooks downunder?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00176.htm


9: Pentagon At War With The People Of Iraq, Not Govt.

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld reassured leaders of Iraq's Governing Council Friday that the current military operations are aimed at the Iraqi population of freedom-hating men, women and children that make up Iraq's population of 25 million, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00193.htm


10: 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


11: Colin L. Powell On Release of Japanese Hostages

MR. KANEHIRA: Thank you so much, Secretary. We just received the good news from Baghdad that three Japanese civilian hostages have been released in Baghdad.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00167.htm


12: Chuckman Cartoon: Barbara "Marie Antoinette" Bush

Cartoon by John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00189.htm


13: Anthony Gregory: The "Iraqization" Scam

In the wake of the embarrassing Shiite uprising and Fallujah catastrophe, George W. Bush said at his April 13 press conference that the United States must use “decisive force” in Iraq, and yet he also maintained his promise to hand over power on June ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00190.htm


14: Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq

The following feedback has been received from Scoop readers in response to our decision to publish graphic pictures from Al Jazeera showing the true horror of war.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00265.htm


15: Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00258.htm


16: Meditations : Rushing Toward the Rubble of History

Here in the United States, a strange phenomenon is taking place. On one hand, the blatant falsehoods and philosophical idiocy of the Bush Administration are beginning to unravel. On the other hand, support amongst the American people for the Bushites ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00174.htm


17: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm


18: UNHCR in Kilinochchi

In a meeting with Mr. S.P. Tamilselvan, Head of the Political Wing in Kilinochchi today, 22nd April 2004, Mr. Dennis McNamara, Inspector General UNHCR, Geneva said in the context of rehabilitation and resettlement that all benefits should be focused ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00258.htm


19: Scoop Images: Kapiti & Wairaka

Autumnal views of Kapiti Island and Wairaka Rock at Pukerua Bay north of Wellington (Click images for wallpaper sized versions), pictures by Alastair Thompson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00194.htm


20: Kerry Indistinguishable From Bush On Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Leaders of the Green Party of the United States strongly criticized President Bush and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry (D.-Mass.) for their identical positions in support of Israel's policy of assassination, maintenance ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00241.htm


21: Child Used as Human Shield after Beating

1) Child Used as Human Shield after Beating 2) Palestinian prisoner solidarity _TAKE ACTION 3) 'Picking their battles'_Aviv Lavie, Haaretz

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00179.htm


22: Photo-Essay 2: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00259.htm


23: Rape and Provocation in Acheh, Papua and Maluku

Condemns on Indonesian Armed Force (TNI) Efforts to Mobilize Militia, Rape and Provocation in Acheh, Papua and Maluku

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00259.htm


24: Shop Trading Hours for Easter And Anzac Day 2004

“The Department of Labour reminds retailers and market operators that, in general, they can’t open on Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and the morning of Anzac Day,” says the Department’s Principal labour Inspector, Muriel Kelly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00065.htm


25: The Disaster In Iraq And Constructive Criticism

"So what do you propose?" That is the question hurled at us critics of the war. Presumably, being right about the war so far is "irrelevant" now. We must be judged by giving sound, practical advice that can make the best of a bad fix.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00191.htm


26: Australian Bombers Fly NZ Skies On Anzac Day

Australian F111 fighter aircraft will conduct a flypast over the Dunedin Cemetery at 0930 on ANZAC Day to salute their fallen comrades, coinciding with the cemetery’s wreath laying ceremony.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00157.htm


27: Scoop Continues To Publish Reality Of War Images

Editorial: Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage of this US invasion of Iraq will not be censored nor sanitised. Let us consider why this is so.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00261.htm


28: 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


29: War Pictures Cause Yellowtimes.Org To Be Shut Down

Somebody doesn't like hearing the truth. Okay, for a second, lets scratch that and choose a slightly less politically charged term. Someone doesn't like to be disputed with alternative views, counterclaims, research and fact. Someone wants you, the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00228.htm


30: PeopleSoft Reports First Quarter 2004 Results

PeopleSoft, Inc. (Nasdaq: PSFT) today announced its first quarter 2004 financial results. For the first quarter ended March 31, 2004, the Company reported total revenue of $643 million, exceeding the Company's guidance of $625 million to $635 million. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0404/S00081.htm

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