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

1: 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


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: Scoop Oddity: US Lap Top Bag Laundry Instructions

In the photo you will see a label from a lap top bag, which is made by a small American company. The label is in French. The translation is below:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00263.htm


5: Guatemala: More of the Shameful Same?

• Guatemala faces meltdown as ex-paramilitaries threaten to seize the Constitutional Court building and block transportation routes throughout the country, beginning today (June 28).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00317.htm


6: 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


7: Weary Of Stubborn Indigenous Resistance Stains?

''Negotiating a free-trade agreement with the U.S. is not something one has a right to - it's a privilege.'' [1] This quote from US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick came to mind when the BBC reported former head of Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, US army ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00246.htm


8: US DU More Deadly Than Gas

When this war ends, George Bush will have caused the poisoning of hundreds of thousands more humans than he said Saddam Hussein poisoned.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00330.htm


9: Full Coverage: Fahrenheit 9/11

There's a point during Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 when I felt like I was watching a BBC costume drama. You know the type - with the rich and powerful family entertaining their rich and powerful friends amid the glitter of candlelight reflecting off crystal. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00267.htm


10: Peters Makes Statement To House

Those allegations are baseless and ridiculous and I immediately instructed my legal counsel to take action, seeking damages and costs from those organisations and individuals who promulgated those allegations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00477.htm


11: ACT's The Letter: Monday 28 June 2004

ACT MP Ken Shirley last Wednesday told parliament of an affidavit making claims that, if true, mean the end for NZ First. The following is an accurate full transcript of Ken Shirley’s speech.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00450.htm


12: Haiti: Air France Chief Executive Killed

Didier Mortet, Air France chief executive in Haiti is the latest victim of the high levels of violence which have cost the lives of hundreds of civilians since the uprising in February. Didier Mortet, was shot dead by three men on a motorcycle as he approached ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00331.htm


13: First NZ Light Armoured Vehicle Platoon Rolls Out

Salute - NZLAV Commander, Lance Corporal Tony Houben salutes to parade reviewing officer Brigadier Paul Southwell. Vehicle also crewed by Trooper Drew Crawford (gunner) and Trooper Darryl Hourigan (driver).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00263.htm


14: Goodbye Sweetheart Virgin Blue

“Pacific Blue’s suggestion that it is not seeking special treatment or a ‘sweetheart deal’ for its airport proposals can only be greeted with incredible disbelief,” said New Zealand First MP Dail Jones.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00455.htm


15: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 29 June 2004

1. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Justice: Does he have full confidence in the Parole Board; if so, why?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00470.htm


16: 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


17: New Flag? We Don't Have A Flag Says Tom Scott

In response to calls for a national flag change, cartoonist, author and playwright, Tom Scott says New Zealand has no flag to change in the first place.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00279.htm


18: Pacific regionalism: tradition continuity renewal

Pacific regionalism: tradition, continuity, renewal Speech to the Foreign Policy School, Otago University, Dunedin 7pm, 25 June

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00448.htm


19: Stateside: Film Review - Fahrenheit 9/11

There's a point during Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 when I felt like I was watching a BBC costume drama. You know the type - with the rich and powerful family entertaining their rich and powerful friends amid the glitter of candlelight reflecting off crystal. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00260.htm


20: Helen Clark Speech: Aust/NZ School of Govt

Over the past seventeen years, the New Zealand public sector has undergone enormous change. The late 1980s saw not only new legislation governing the core public service, but also the passage of the State Owned Enterprises Act which paved the way for corporatisation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00459.htm


21: UQ Wire: Fahrenheit 911 Censored In GOP Stronghold

Michael Moore’s controversial new movie Fahrenheit 9-11 was completely blacked out in densely Republican vote-heavy Delaware county and faced near total censorship in the fifth largest U.S. market -- Philadelphia and its Delaware Valley suburbs ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00242.htm


22: North Korea: Aid Needed To Solve Impasse

There will be no resolution to the international tension over the nuclear programme of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) unless the impoverished Asian country receives support for its ailing economy, a United Nations envoy said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00325.htm


23: Good for Business, Bad for the People

It's funny. I'd seen all this stuff before -- I mean it isn't as if there was anything really new here for anyone who's been paying attention for the past few years. And yet, I cried.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00243.htm


24: 'Rub Out The Crims' Ad Scandal Is Back

The infamous 'Rub Out The Crims' advertising scandal is set for a repeat as part of the Government's new Violence Action Plan, says National MP Tony Ryall.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00457.htm


25: Tamihere: Make mine a triple with sprinkles on top

Kia ora and thank you for inviting me to speak here tonight. For some reason when the media discovered that I was going to be speaking at a Mr Whippy conference it caused much hilarity, but in all seriousness I think it is a great opportunity to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00458.htm


26: Public Address 29/06/04 - Hope

It wasn't the tickertape parade that the war's backers would have hoped for, but we should all hope that the surprise handover of sovereignty in Iraq does actually improve things for Iraqis themselves, even if what emerges looks more like the old ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00262.htm


27: Scoop Archive: 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/archive/scoop/stories/a4/6e/200310011051.a758ad73.html


28: William Rivers Pitt: Tuck Tail And Run

The American people are not comfortable dealing with words like ''total failure'' and ''ruined credibility'', but these are words that all of us are going to have to become accustomed to.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00266.htm


29: UF MPs: Tanczos gets pedantic while teens die

United Future MPs Judy Turner and Marc Alexander today debunked Nandor Tanczos's 'only users can comment' approach to drug issues as the cannabis body count continues to rise.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00480.htm


30: Dog Skin Report: The Fahrenheit 9/11 Posts

The entire crew here at the pound have now seen it. This is Dogskinreport.com brought to the silver screen. Fahrenheit 9/11 is the ''Hearts and Minds'' of the Iraq War generation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00238.htm

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