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

1: 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:

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.

3: 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 ...

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 ...

5: 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 ...

6: 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 ...

7: 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.

8: "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?

9: Double Barrel Massive Transport Plan Launched

Transit New Zealand and Transfund have announced details of a massive modernisation of New Zealand's highways and byways. Here is a complete regional rundown on what's going to happen and where.

10: Bush's Torture Deceit: Depends on What "Is" Is

You know the drill: Bush&Co. are so secretive that they will not, repeat NOT, release internal decision-making documents to the public. Never, ever.

11: The Invisible US War in Colombia

In Colombia, the United States is deeply involved in a war between the government and the military, who are supported by various paramilitaries, and the leftist armies of the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) and the National Liberation Army ...

12: Public Address 01/07/04 - A Bumper Offering

Perhaps we will never really know what brought 17 year-old Thomas John Davidson to Auckland's Northwestern motorway at 5.30 last Friday morning, there to be killed, under the Newton Road overpass, by a truck...

13: Anatomy of Israeli-Zionist Racism Plotting

Bread is cheap and water : Makes tea a Palestinian : Prison life diet provided : By Israel's good : Neighbor Policy : Gets down to the bare : Bones good fences : Make good neighbors

14: Bev Harris: Diebold Plans To Eliminate Evidence

I've been saying now for over a year that this is coming, and here it is in print: From the transcript of the May 3 2004 Cuyahoga County (Cleveland, Oh) Board of Elections "Question and Answer" session with Diebold:

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.

16: 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. ...

17: Mary Pitt: The "Quiet" Christians

In perusing newspapers and websites regarding current events, one would be led to believe that all Christians are right-wing Republicans and that all Democrats and ''leftists'' are Godless Communists.

18: MP proved right in anti-Asian claims

The National Party's Asian affairs spokesperson, Pansy Wong, claims she's been proved right in labeling current immigration policies "anti-Asian" and harmful to New Zealand's economy.

19: Upgrade to rail system can now begin – Cullen

“The rail network is now back in public ownership, bringing to an end one of the most disastrous privatisations in New Zealand history,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen announced today.

20: TPK Announces Change Transition

Te Puni Kôkiri Chief Executive Leith Comer, announced this morning that the formal transition to Te Puni Kôkiri’s new structure took effect from today.

21: NATO Istanbul Summit Communiqué

Issued by the Heads of State and Government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council

22: 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.

23: MasterCard Targets "Phishing" Sites & Crooks

MasterCard and NameProtect Unite to Close Down “Phishing” Sites and Online ‘Payment Card Black Markets’

24: 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. ...

25: 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

26: Secret Service Investigation Puts Squeeze on BBV

And by the way, they read every word. Hi, agent Mike. He says not to tell folks about the "investigating" they are doing.

27: Disney Joining Forces with the Right Wing

Michael Moore responds to news that Disney--which refused to distribute Fahrenheit 9/11 because it didn't want to be involved in politics during an election year--is teaming up with Move America Forward, the group that tried to keep Fahrenheit 9/11 ...

28: Muriel Newman's The Column

This week, Newman-online examines the theory of collective wisdom, and how it relates to the flawed policies of the Labour Government.

29: 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 ...

30: 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. ...


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