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

1: Al Gore Address on Iraq Policy - May 26, 2004

George W. Bush promised us a foreign policy with humility. Instead, he has brought us humiliation in the eyes of the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00247.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: 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


4: 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


5: 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


6: Time Travel Is Source Of World Religions

News Advice Public Release due June 1st 2004 Time Travel Is Source Of World Religions: Major implications

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0405/S00024.htm


7: America's Black Budget & Manipulation Of Markets

Investors benefit from understanding the federal budget, credit policies and covert intervention that drive markets -- often overriding fundamental economics. How has the US governmental apparatus become so powerful in the marketplace and what does ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00268.htm


8: Hon Dr Michael Cullen: Budget 2004 Speech

Budget 2004 is the fifth budget I have had the honour of presenting to Parliament for its consideration. This continuity of fiscal management has allowed a consistency of approach which today’s budget reinforces.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00572.htm


9: UQ Wire: The Iranian Spy in the House of Bush

George W. Bush is running for a second term on the basis of his performance in the defense of our national security. Vice President Cheney has flatly stated that if Bush loses in 2004, the terrorists win.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00266.htm


10: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #60

With the continuing reports of abuse of prisoners and deaths of civilians in Iraq GPJA has decided to support an international protest on June 30 to demand all foreign troops OUT NOW. June 30 is the date when the fake Iraqi authority is being created ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00283.htm


11: Amnesty Intl Report 2004: Asia and the Pacific

The war on Iraq and issues of national security dominated much of the political debate in the Asia- Pacific region during 2003, and several governments used the "war on terror" to curtail human rights. Poverty and discrimination continued to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00243.htm


12: Ivan Eland: Mr. President, What Planet Are You On?

In ''Spin City,'' the nation’s capital, presidential administrations often believe their own propaganda. The Bush administration, however, has been especially self-delusional—particularly when it comes to the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00270.htm


13: Amnesty Intl. Report 2004: Americas

Despite the commitments made by governments at the Organization of American States (OAS) Special Conference on Hemispheric Security in October and other forums, human rights in the region continued to be sacrificed in the name of "security". Most governments ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00245.htm


14: The Day After Tomorrow - Rod Donald Speech

On behalf of the Green Party I would like to congratulate Dr Cullen and the Labour / Progressive Government for its 'Working for Families' package.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00625.htm


15: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 26 May 2004

1 Orthopaedic Services—Access 2 Foreshore and Seabed—Private Ownership 3 Pharmac—Trans-Tasman Therapeutic Products Agency 4 Growth and Innovation Framework—Budget 2004 Question No. 3 to Minister 5 Land Information, Minister—Confidence

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00559.htm


16: Chuckman Cartoon: Bush Response To 9/11

Cartoon on President Bush's action on September 11th 2001 by John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00312.htm


17: Public Address 27/05/04 - Epiphanies

Good to see Steve Maharey giving more or less an assurance that he won't be fiddling with NZ On Air in this week's Listener. I did a similar story a while back about the row that was brewing between the independent television producers and TVNZ over...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00271.htm


18: 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


19: 911 Victim’s Wife Files RICO Case Against GW Bush

Philip J. Berg, Esquire, announced today that he, attorney for Ellen Mariani, wife of Louis Neil Mariani, who died when United Air Lines flight 175 was flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9-11 at a news conference regarding the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00261.htm


20: 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


21: 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


22: Who do NZ'ers trust? - the winners and losers

What do the Waitangi Tribunal and McDonald's have in common? What is the link between the country's Ambulance services and a company famed for its chocolate products?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0405/S00155.htm


23: 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


24: Scoop Images: The Budget 2004 Lockup

Finance Minister Dr Cullen addresses the media in today's Budget lockup… Images by Alastair Thompson

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00275.htm


25: GLW: Iraq War Causes Cracks In The US Empire

The failure of US troops' bloody attempts to crush the Iraqi people's armed rebellions in Fallujah and Najaf — and the public outrage across the world sparked by the revelations of the systematic torture of Iraqi prisoners by US guards at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00263.htm


26: Top Scoops: BUDGET 2004 SPECIAL

A Budget For Kiwi Familes - Hon. Michael Cullen's 5th Budget Speech - Parliamentary Political Reaction: - National - NZ First - ACT - Greens - United Future - Non Parliamentary Political Reaction: - Health Sector Reaction: - Education Sector Reaction: - Union ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00276.htm


27: Pentagon's Legacy of Training Soldiers in Torture

Pentagon's Legacy of Training Latin American Soldiers in Torture Techniques Haunts Probe Into Iraqi Prisoner Abuse Scandal - Interview with Eric LeCompte, organizing coordinator, School of the Americas Watch, conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00267.htm


28: Australia Tortures Children in Camps

The "Three Musketeers" of the ongoing war in Iraq are the United States, Great Britain, and Australia. Australia's role is less conspicuous, but its navy and its highly-regarded Special Air Services (SAS) have played crucial roles in the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00264.htm


29: 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


30: FBI Abducts Artist, Seizes Art - Help Needed

FBI ABDUCTS ARTIST, SEIZES ART - Feds Unable to Distinguish Art from Bioterrorism - Grieving Artist Denied Access to Deceased Wife's Body

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00241.htm

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