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

1: 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.

2: Mapping the Real Deal : Where Would Jesus Bank?

I think of Jesus as a real deal, straight up kind of guy who always cared deeply about his fellow man. That's why we often ask “What would Jesus do?” when looking for the action of highest integrity. [1]

3: 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:

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: 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 ...

6: The Sergeant Who Wants To Come In From The Cold

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- An American sergeant who slipped into North Korea in 1965 may soon emerge from his time-warp existence, if he can dodge a U.S. court martial for allegedly deserting the army and defecting to the communist regime.

7: Sludge Report #163: Where Is George?

Boy do we have one hell of a job for the . If the following hypothesis is correct then the world wide weirdness we call internet propaganda and media just got a whole order more complicated.

8: Zaoui Case: Seeking Asylum From Inside A Cell

Scoop Investigation: NZ’s reputation as a fair and egalitarian society erodes as revelations emerge of ongoing prison abuse of refugee Ahmed Zaoui. Here for the first time Scoop publishes excerpts of Ahmed Zaoui’s account of being behind bars...

9: Scientology Exhibition Dangerous – says Group

The public should be warned about a controversial anti-psychiatry exhibition exhorting people to stop taking their medication says co-chairperson John Tovey of Central Potential – Te Rito Maia, a regional network of mental health service users.

10: Details Emerge About Zaoui Assault Cover-Up

Last week the Crown argued for NZ's most famous detained refugee, Ahmed Zaoui, to continue a term of indeterminate detention in a penal institution. They claimed essentially that they were looking after him well.

11: Locust Swarms Begin Invading West Africa

The first desert locust swarms have moved into several West African countries, posing a threat to crop production in a broad swath of land stretching from the Atlantic coast in Mauritania to Chad, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture ...

12: Scoop Link: SS Oriana has NOT Sunk

A few days ago, Xinhua Chinese News Agency reported that SS Oriana had sunk. ssMaritime reported on 18 June that Oriana had been damaged during a severe storm on 17 June, which resulted in a 2.2 meter gash in her bow causing her lower decks to flood, thus ...

13: Public Address: Houston, We Have A Problem ...

I was with the kids at Incredible Science on Monday morning, thus missing Linda Clark's interview with National leader Don Brash about his party's new law and order pitch, but someone has kindly sent me a transcript...

14: 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.

15: EU-Mercosur Free Trade: U.S., a Third Wheel?

• In trade talks that have gestated for almost a decade, the EU and Mercosur have each made serious concessions in order to reach a compromise.

16: Who's Talking Nonsense, Mr Copeland?

"United Future's proposal to apply a zero rate of GST to rates is bad public policy and anti-business, despite United Future's claims to the contrary", Roger Kerr, executive director of the New Zealand Business Roundtable, said today.

17: US Transferring Nuclear Material Out Of Iraq

Relaying information received from Washington, the head of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency has told the Security Council that the United States transferred nuclear material out of Iraq last month.

18: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #64

Global Peace and Justice Auckland's News: Submission On Foreshore And Seabed Deadline July 12 - Don't Buy Fahrenheit 9/11 Tickets Until You've Read This!- Films On Mideast And War Of Terror – Cuba Tour - What's On In Auckland – Best News On The Web...

19: Closing Or Widening The Gaps?

New Zealand First Maori affairs spokesperson Pita Paraone says the Government’s “Closing the Gaps” strategy has failed to produce any real benefits or advancement for disadvantaged Maori and Pacific Islanders.

20: China: Uighurs "anti-terror" torture and execution

China is using the "war on terror" to justify its longstanding repression of the rights of the Uighur community, according to a new report by Amnesty International. Many Uighurs flee to neighbouring countries, but growing numbers are being forcibly ...

21: New Zealand Is Only 50% Pure

The recent report by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research on 229 lowland waterways, which found they were unsafe to swim in just confirmed the validity of Fish & Game’s “Dirty Dairying Campaign” the organisation said today.

22: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.

23: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Selective Editing

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24: Scoop Images: Magic Mountain Expecting A Magic Day

Turoa Tuesday. Last night it snowed again… Today the perfect forecast…. & watch this space for more above the clouds action from Whakapapa., Ruapehu. – The Scoop Team

25: Anger over capacity-building lolly scramble

National Party Social Services spokeswoman Katherine Rich says taxpayers should be angered by the incompetence which appears to surround the Community Employment Group's 'capacity-building lolly scramble'.

26: Turning up the volume on music exports

Moves to help New Zealand musicians achieve more export success, have been welcomed by Economic Development Minister, Jim Anderton and Associate Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard today, speaking at the launch of the Music Industry Export ...

27: All the DVD you can eat from™

Fed up with late fees? Don’t want to go out in the cold to drive to your local video store, or your local video store is miles away and doesn’t cater for your tastes?

28: Anderton Speech: Launch of Creating Heat

Jim Anderton Speech: Launch of Creating Heat – Tumata Kia Whita! -- The Report of the Music Industry Export Development Group

29: Acheh: Johan Tortured To Death While Detained

Early this morning at 1.00 am Johan was found death in his cell with heavy torture marks all over his body. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Raajiun (From Allah we came and to Allah we return).

30: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...


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