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

1: UQ Wire: Sibel Edmonds Letter To Thomas Kean

It has been almost three years since the terrorist attacks on September 11; during which time we, the people, have been placed under a constant threat of terror and asked to exercise vigilance in our daily lives.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00012.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: Monarchist Congratulate Windsor Marriage

Lady Davina Windsor married New Zealander Gary Lewis on Saturday 31st July in the Chapel of Kensington Palace, London.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00005.htm


4: Images: Departing LOTR Stars Meet Their Planes

The Lord of the Ring's stars come face to face with themselves on the side of Air NZ planes as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00024.htm


5: John Chuckman:The Disturbing Words of John Edwards

I heard several lines from John Edwards' convention speech on the radio before I clicked it off. Anymore and I would have vomited.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00014.htm


6: Maxim Institute's Grasp on Reality Alarming

Maxim Institute's Grasp on Reality Alarming In a Media Release issued today, 2nd August, the Maxim Institute complained about comments made by about it by Government Minister David Benson-Pope and Minister of Religion Margaret Mayman.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00029.htm


7: BNZ Turns Up Winter Heat In Home Loans Market

Put the heat on your bank to do a better deal on your home loan. That’s the message from Bank of New Zealand which has introduced an easy way to find out whether you are getting the best deal possible compared to Bank of New Zealand’s Tailored Home ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00037.htm


8: UQ Wire: Senator Dayton says: "NORAD lied"

CONTENTS: 1) Commentary on Sen. Dayton accusation of NORAD lying and Challenge to President Bush 2) Star-Tribune article on Dayton's breaking the ice on Capital Hill 3) My Letters to Dayton and Kennedy regarding need for balance in 9/11 hearings.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00001.htm


9: WashPost & NYT Report Latest Terror Alert Is Bogus

Further to Jason Leopold's commentary published earlier today on Scoop - opining that the latest terror alert from the US Department of Homeland Security (issued Sunday) was probably bogus, America's two leading newspapers have just published ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00025.htm


10: Public Address 03/08/04 - Pink Frost

It takes about 55 minutes to travel by train from Wellington station to Paraparaumu, and I passed the time on Saturday by dipping again into Michael King's Tread Softly For You Tread On My Life... http://publicaddress.net/default,1378.sm

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00023.htm


11: Dunne: Govt is anti middle NZ values

The Government would rather pull teeth than promote the values of middle New Zealand in our schools, United Future leader Peter Dunne said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00057.htm


12: Home loan rates start rising

Short-term mortgage rates are starting to increase following the Reserve Bank’s decision to lift the Official Cash Rate 25 basis points to 6% last week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00035.htm


13: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Bush Garden

With the Democrats Boston Tea Party at a close, all eyes are now focused on the Bush leaguers and their march onto NYC.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00015.htm


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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/a4/6e/200310011051.a758ad73.html


15: Don McGlashan Plays For Ahmed Zaoui - Saturday

One year ago, Ahmed Zaoui was granted refugee status, yet he remains in prison. No charges have been laid against him, and he is held purely on the basis of secret information which neither he nor his lawyers have seen. This is New Zealand’s Guantanamo ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00028.htm


16: Scoop Images: The Zaoui Concert!!!

Last night's Zaoui Concert at the Wellington State Opera House was attended by around 450 supporters of human rights marking the 1st anniversary of the Refugee Status Appeals Authority decision declaring Algerian MP Ahmed Zaoui to be a bona fide refugee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00002.htm


17: Jock Hobbs for Finance Minister

“Helen Clark should stick to cuddling up with a book instead of interfering in yet another aspect of New Zealanders’ lives about which she knows nothing,” says National Sport, Fitness and Leisure spokesman, Murray McCully.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00043.htm


18: Terrorist Warnings Another Way To Steal Election

It's official. I'm a conspiracy theorist. I'm probably one of thousands-maybe tens of thousands-who believe President George W. Bush will do anything to retain control of the White House. It's not safe to have a healthy dose of skepticism like this ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00019.htm


19: Sleeper Cells Awake And Their Name Is John Kerry!

So. There was a reason John Kerry's jawline made me think of a village in Transylvania - his grandfather changed the family name from Kohn to Kerry, and converted from the Jewish faith to Catholicism before leaving Eastern Europe for the United States ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00007.htm


20: Questions for Oral Answer 3 August 2004

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does he still stand by his statement "Not a single case has been produced to substantiate this claim. Work and Income has no policy of moving the unemployed on to sickness ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00048.htm


21: UQ Wire: Statement from FAA Contradicts 911 Report

The following statement was sent in an WORD attachment to an email from Laura Brown following former head of the FAA Jane Garvey's inability or unwillingness to answer simple questions about the timeline of events on the morning of September 11th 2001.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00013.htm


22: Future Lefts – 'Why the Right are just so Rotten'

In this Edition: Editorial: What Next? Article: Political Correctness or Economic Dogma – Which Has Done More to Damage our Social Fabric? Article: Leo Strauss and the New Right Article: Uncivility: The Maxim Institute, David Green and Hijacking ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00036.htm


23: Winston Peters:The Sounds Of Silence in Parliament

1.30pm on Monday, 2 August 2004 Public Address by the Rt Hon Winston Peters Milford Baptist Church, 1 Dodson Ave, Milford, Northshore

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00026.htm


24: Letter to Europe: America's Weird Election Dance

You write that you're ''confused'' about how we American progressives can possibly nominate what you call a ''militarist candidate'', when the bulk of the Democratic Party -- and the population at large -- is opposed to the war in Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00021.htm


25: Molesworth & Featherston - 3 August 2004

The shape of the next government looks to be changing in the exclusive Molesworth & Featherston rolling poll of polls. We’ve got the low-down on this week’s Cabinet, a preview of the PM’s visit to the Pacific, a round-up of the economy, new media ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00024.htm


26: Transit New Zealand Scores Own Goal

Transit NZ scored an “own goal” at the resource consent hearing yesterday by unveiling a plan that will carve up Victoria Park for motorway extensions, Street Race Supporters Club spokesman Klaus Sorensen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0408/S00008.htm


27: Forgotten Pacific Nation Threatened With Genocide

ountries have done little to stop Indonesia’s decades-long war against the people of West Papua, which also exploits the region’s rich natural resources, report JOHN RUMBIAK and ABIGAIL ABRASH WALTON .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00022.htm


28: Stop Being Such A Wet Blanket, Transit

ACT New Zealand Transport and Auckland Issues Spokesman Deborah Coddington today urged Transit New Zealand to quit opposing the Auckland V8 Supercar street-race and work more closely with event organisers to ensure its success.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00044.htm


29: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 3 August 2004

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does he still stand by his statement "Not a single case has been produced to substantiate this claim. Work and Income has no policy of moving the unemployed on to sickness ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00054.htm


30: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 3 August 2004

1. Unemployment Benefit—Sickness Benefit 2. Schools—Character Education Programme 3. Mâori Language Commissioner—Foreshore and Seabed Bill 4. Solid Energy—Ministerial Confidence 5. Race Relations, Coordinating Minister—Indigenous Status 6. State Sector ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00058.htm

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