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

1: Daniel Patrick Welch: Impeach the SOB

It's time to stop beating around this Bush and start beating up on him -- but good. There is no set of humanitarian or democratic principles by which this administration would not have been removed in any sane society.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00190.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


3: Full Coverage: Nicolas Berg Beheading

Firas Al-Atraqchi: Zarqawi Be Damned - Nicholas Berg screamed. He screamed when he saw the sword brandished in the hands of one of his captors. He screamed when he was pushed down on the ground and his held pulled back, ready for the slaughter. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00151.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: Canadian Commander visits New Zealand

The Commander of Maritime Forces (Pacific) to the Royal Canadian Navy arrives in New Zealand tomorrow for a five-day visit.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00243.htm


6: UQ Wire: Iraq Whistleblower Threatened By Feds

NOTE: While not directly 911 related the following two stories (linked below) concerning whistleblowers coming forward are directly relevant to the 911 story in the context of the case of former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds . - The UQ Wire Editor

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00231.htm


7: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: History Reheating Itself

Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00237.htm


8: 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


9: Kevin List: An Audience With Matt Robson

In an interview with Kevin List former Corrections Minister in the Labour-Alliance Government and now Progressive MP Matt Robson picks up the political football of law and order and gives some of the hard issues around private prisons a sound kicking.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00239.htm


10: Folly of Maori spiritual argument highlighted

New Zealanders will pay more for their electricity and have less security of supply as a result of Maori spiritual arguments over the Resource Management Act, says National's Environment spokesman Nick Smith.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00515.htm


11: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Zarqawi Be Damned

Nicholas Berg screamed. He screamed when he saw the sword brandished in the hands of one of his captors. He screamed when he was pushed down on the ground and his held pulled back, ready for the slaughter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00124.htm


12: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 25 May 2004

1. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Justice: Why did he include new section 134A in the Crimes Amendment Bill (No 2) and what process did he use to secure Cabinet or Cabinet committee approval for the introduction of the bill?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00520.htm


13: Iraq: Beheading Of Civilian Condemned

Amnesty International condemns in the strongest terms the abduction and beheading of an American civilian by an armed group, Muntada al-Ansar, in Iraq - a video of which was released yesterday. The organization is appalled by the public display ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00145.htm


14: Images: U.S.Troops In Iraq Sexual Abuse Photos

*** WARNING: This page contains graphic images of sexual abuse seemingly being committed by US Troops against Iraqi civilians and POWs. While images have been edited to remove sexually explicit details, many of the images remain highly offensive. Please view ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00001.htm


15: William Rivers Pitt: Trickle-Down Morality

Back in November of 2003, retired Special Forces master sergeant Stan Goff played the role of prophet in an open letter he wrote to American soldiers engaged in the occupation of Iraq. In his letter, Goff wrote:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00208.htm


16: More dubious spending from 'hip-hop' fund

National Party Social Services spokeswoman Katherine Rich says she has uncovered yet more dubious spending from the fund that paid for the now infamous 'hip-hop study tour'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00517.htm


17: Public Address 25/05/04 - Big Issues

Plenty of reader responses, then, to yesterday's post picking through the falsehoods and faulty logic of the Sunday Star Times "shock" lead story on the Crimes Amendment (No 2) Bill. With a single exception they have all been roughly as appalled as I ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00242.htm


18: Transcript: Bush Speech On Iraq Transition May 24

President Outlines Steps to Help Iraq Achieve Democracy and Freedom Remarks by the President on Iraq and the War on Terror United States Arm You War College Carlisle, Pennsylvania

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00236.htm


19: Govt. Double-Dealing And The Developing Andean War

The United States and Britain make suitable partners. Abuse and torture at the Hola camp in Kenya in the 1950s, Fort Morbut in Aden in the 1960s and the Castlereagh interrogation centre for twenty years in Ireland remain potent symbols of British ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00243.htm


20: UN Committee On Decolonization Pacific Seminar

The United Nations General Assembly's Special Committee on decolonization wrapped up its Pacific regional seminar after hearing some 51 conclusions and recommendations regarding the situation in the world's 16 remaining non self-governing territories.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00221.htm


21: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 25 May 2004

1 & 3 Crimes Amendment Bill (No 2)—Age-related Sexual Conduct 2 Government Spending—Pressures 4 Quota Management System—Confidence 5 Community Education—Inquiry into Spending 6 Telecommunications—Unbundling of Local Loop 7 Auckland Transport Package—Proposals ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00530.htm


22: NZ should challenge US over Schafer detention

Green MP Keith Locke wants answers from the Government over the long detention of a New Zealander, Andreas Schafer, in a US jail in Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00519.htm


23: The Abortion Bonus

In a similar way to the economic upside that is now being attached to divorce – that it doubles the market – researchers are now redefining the economic and social consequences of abortion. Abortion used to be a purely moral issue with the debate surrounding ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00015.htm


24: Dunne questions Chinese 'bullying' over Taiwan

United Future leader Peter Dunne today questioned how many New Zealanders have been bullied - "and there is no other word for it" - by the Chinese Government, over their dealings with Taiwan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00528.htm


25: Where Were You When It Counted, Dr Cullen?

The extraordinary focus on the constitutional dangers of judicial activism in today's commemoration sitting has come too late, ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00510.htm


26: Put more energy into the Budget: Greens

Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says energy security and sustainability is central to New Zealand's economic future and should be at the forefront of this week's Budget.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00526.htm


27: UQ Wire: New Israeli Nuclear (Moving Van) Incident

For the second time in the past two weeks Israelis in a moving van have been detained near a U.S. nuclear facility, this time at the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base near St. Marys, GA., near Sea Island, host of the G-8 Summit next month.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00249.htm


28: Urgent Rethink required for energy and fisheries

New Zealand is facing some huge environmental challenges and some new ways forwared must be taken urgently to protect the country’s environmental quality.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00247.htm


29: White House Press Briefing by Scott McClellan 5/24

Good afternoon. The President looks forward to going to the Army War College this evening. Tonight's speech is focused on our strategy for success in Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00234.htm


30: Mysteries of the Deep Sea Expedition

Auckland - Over the next couple of months a spotlight will be shining on the world's most destructive fishing practice, revealed Greenpeace today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00254.htm

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