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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: 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


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: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 29 June 2004

1. Parole Board—Confidence 2. District Health Boards—Funding Petition 3. Economy—Reports 4. Parole Board—Review 5. Drugs—Mental Illness 6. Prisoner's Release, Nelson—Eligibility 7. Lake Rotoiti—Water Quality

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00487.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: 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


7: "Fahrenheit 9/11" or "Farce and Hype 7-11"

The debut of Michael Moore’s film ''Fahrenheit 9/11'' juxtaposed with the turnover of power to the Iraqis by the coalition authority in Baghdad represent the reality and the fiction of the Iraq War. But which is which?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00279.htm


8: UN Helicopter Carrying 24 Crashes In Sierra Leone

A United Nations mission helicopter carrying two dozen people from Hastings to Yengema in Sierra Leone crashed into a hillside today, with no apparent survivors.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00360.htm


9: 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


10: Public Address 30/06/04 - Boundless!

I can't help but wonder if the current atmosphere of moral panic has arisen partly because people don't have enough else to worry about: certainly not the economy, which is presently spewing out remarkably good news...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00280.htm


11: 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


12: 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


13: VINTAGE 2004: Expectations are High

The record 2004 New Zealand grape vintage was in line with expectations said New Zealand Winegrowers today as it released the results of the 2004 Vintage Survey. Winery expectations about wine quality from the vintage are high given the favourable ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00357.htm


14: More Multinationals Doing Business With Burma

Brussels, 29 June 2004 (ICFTU Online): As part of a long-standing campaign for the full respect of human rights and workers' rights in Burma, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) today released a new version of its Burma company database. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00361.htm


15: US Black Hawks Asist Thai War On Drugs/Militants

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Washington has delivered 30 helicopters to Bangkok to help it crush Muslim militants in the south and guard against illegal drug trafficking in the north.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00277.htm


16: 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


17: Stateside with Rosalea: Michael Moore Party Talk

So. Now I've been to my first political therapy group session, a house party organized by a political action committee around the audio link-up with Michael Moore on Monday night. The audio from this link-up is available at the MoveOnPAC.org website.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00275.htm


18: Images: Cassini Spacecraft at Saturn's Doorstep

On June 30 at 7:36 p.m. Pacific Time (10:36 p.m. EDT), Cassini will begin executing a series of commands to enter orbit around the ringed planet. The spacecraft will fire its main engine for a crucial 96 minutes to slow down and be captured in orbit ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0406/S00075.htm


19: 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


20: Falun Gong Anti-Torture Exhibition In Auckland

'Iron cell', 'Tiger bench', and 'dead person's bed' were just few of the Chinese polices' brutal torture methods exhibited by Falun Gong practitioners in Auckland's Aotea square last weekend.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00287.htm


21: The Brash Report: No. 33, 30 June 2004

In metropolitan dailies this week you will see an advertisement by the National Party spelling out the exact nature of the con job that Labour is trying to put over the electorate.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00504.htm


22: New Department of Building and Housing

State Services Minister Trevor Mallard and Acting Housing Minister Rick Barker today announced several changes to government agencies aimed at improving and streamlining building and housing services for the public.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00494.htm


23: Baumgartner jumps from world's highest bridge

Austrian Felix Baumgartner, known for his Channel crossing in 2003, jumped from the highest bridge in the world (maximum height at the top of the pillars: 343 metres), which was recently completed near Millau in southern France. In order to avoid bridge ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00225.htm


24: UQ Wire: 1000 Days of Continuous Cover-Up

The 9/11 Commission's report of Mohamed Atta's final days does not match what’s already on the record.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00273.htm


25: Dunne tells Benson-Pope to grow up

United Future leader Peter Dunne today called on the junior Labour Cabinet Minister, David Benson-Pope, to ‘grow up and join the adults’ in the debate over the Civil Union Bill and the Relationships (Statutory Amendments) Bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00506.htm


26: Why Question Time Is Being Usurped By Urgency

Question time is usually the first item of business of the Parliamentary day. But under urgency a sitting day can extend over several calendar days, thus if there is to be questions asked of Minister's, unamimous agreement to squeeze in question ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00264.htm


27: 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


28: Molesworth & Featherston - 29 June 2004

There is an update to the exclusive Molesworth & Featherston rolling poll of polls. We cover the robust economy, there are details from this week’s Cabinet and the agenda for the week in parliament, a preview of the National Party’s post-Orewa crime spree, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00274.htm


29: Auckland: A Failure of Imagination

Aucklanders should be interested to know that this city’s transport problems have attracted international academic attention. Last week Dr. Paul Mees, a lecturer in transport and strategic urban planning at the University of Melbourne spoke to over ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00269.htm


30: Revived Rail Gets Aid To Isolated Area Of Congo

Long awaited food and other relief supplies are headed to Kindu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today on a rail line that had been inoperative for six postwar years, the United Nations mission in the country (MONUC) has announced.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00359.htm

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