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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: David Stratman: Inventing the Enemy

It used to be said during the Cold War that, ''If the Communist threat did not exist, the US would have to invent it.'' The threat of nuclear war and the notion of a Communist (or capitalist) under every bed provided American and Soviet ruling elites excellent ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00040.htm


4: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 4 August 2004

1. Resource Management Act—Environment Court 2. Mâori Language Commission—Confidence 3. Climate Change—Policy 4. Visas—Pakistani Immigrants 5. Breastfeeding—Promotion 6. Mâori Language Commission—Confidence 7. Schools—Governance and Ownership 8. Cancer ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00080.htm


5: A sad day for the people of North Shore

“What a sad sight it would have been for the residents and businesspeople to witness their Mayor, George Sydney Wood, perform so poorly at today’s V8 hearing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0408/S00027.htm


6: Anal Rape Crisis Orchestrated By Chief Censor

Chief Censor Mr Bill Hastings has granted a general R18 cinema release to a French sex-violence film called ''Irreversible'' depicting a nine minute brutal anal rape of a young pregnant woman by a drug-crazed homosexual who fantasises during the rape ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0408/S00023.htm


7: 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


8: Questions for Oral Answer Thursday, 5 August 2004

Questions to Ministers 1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): Does he have any concerns about the way community education funding has been used by Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00094.htm


9: Public Address 05/08/04 - City Lives

Knowing John Banks, he probably was thinking of George W. Bush when he invited his enemies to "bring it on" this week. But at least Bush had men with guns for enemies. The mayor of Auckland was declaring his war with Transit New Zealand...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00055.htm


10: Fabricating Intelligence for Political Gain

The decision to launch the code orange terror alert in New York City, Washington DC and northern New Jersey was taken on the night of John Kerry's acceptance speech at the Democratic convention.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00049.htm


11: First power from Hemisphere's largest wind farm

Electricity from the first turbines to be commissioned at Meridian's Te Apiti site near Palmerston North will today be connected to the national grid by Energy Minister, Pete Hodgson. With a total planned capacity of 90 MW, the site is set to be the largest ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00086.htm


12: Diplomats Pressser Middle East Peace August 2, 200

Introduction by Sara Powell, Administrative and Public Relations director for the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00056.htm


13: Torture, Lies, and the Little Bush Who Cried Wolf

While the world watches to see when, where, or even if Osama bin Laden will cast his vote in America's presidential elections, his odds-on-favorite Mr. Bush has already given him a priceless gift - and not just in Iraq. The untold damage Team Bush has ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00057.htm


14: Upton-on line Diaspora Edition - 5th August 2004

An unaccustomedly brief summer holidays edition of upton-on-line on: French explanations of what the recent 'deal' on export subsidies for agricultural products really mean; the reasons why Turkey isn't welcome in the EU despite what governments say; biological ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00053.htm


15: UQ Wire: Fabricating Terror

Let me get this straight. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge came barnstorming out on Sunday with a blizzard of warnings about looming terror attacks against targets in New York, New Jersey and Washington DC.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00043.htm


16: Auckland Indymedia presents.......THE ANTIDOTE #8

This month's Antidote #8 features a varied line up of documentaries on topics such as culture-jamming, the attempted coup against left-wing Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez and, back home, the proposed coal mine at Happy Valley near Westport.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00053.htm


17: Sarah Helm: Homeless And Unwanted In Wellington

Police are using bullying tactics and arresting people unfairly a homeless man told a Wellington City Council meeting, which discussed a strategy on homelessness, yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00051.htm


18: Indiscriminate use of animal antibiotics

A Food Safety Authority audit has found that no effective controls exist to rein in the widespread and indiscriminate feeding of antibiotics in the pork and poultry industries, Green MP Sue Kedgley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00109.htm


19: Would John Kerry As President Change History?

Following the Sunday afternoon protest march in Boston prior to the Democratic Convention, I confided to a Pro-Palestinian activist who had identified himself as Jewish when we first met that I am supporting John Kerry as President.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00050.htm


20: UQ Wire: Timeline of Terror Alerts

Note how the terror alerts relate to the news headlines of the days immediately prior to that very alert. I think it's very easy to see a pattern recurring.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00056.htm


21: Fighting Talk: Flag Burning/Inappropriate Laughter

CUT TO: EXT. FALLUJAH – DAY But, contrary to BUSH's assertions, it's apparent that things aren't under control in the liberated Iraq. The lack of stability is apparent in the CHARRED BODIES of two US contractors/mercs, which we see in MONTAGE:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00058.htm


22: Another nail in NZ-US trade coffin

New Zealand's failure to negotiate a trade agreement with the United States is compounded with every step taken towards the implementation of Australia's agreement, says National's Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesman, Lockwood Smith.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00087.htm


23: States UrgedTo Cooperate With War Crimes Tribunals

With United Nations war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia processing cases amid severe budget shortfalls, the Security Council today urged States support this effort and called on the courts to complete their work by 2010.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00062.htm


24: Viability of wind farms

The speed with which Meridian Energy’s Te Apiti Wind farm is being built shows wind energy is a quick solution for energy generation, says Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority Chief Executive, Heather Staley.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0408/S00020.htm


25: 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


26: Newman Online: Welfare: the Problems and Solutions

If you are concerned about New Zealand’s welfare culture you should read this speech, delivered to the Australian Centre for Independent Studies annual Consilium conference. Then, you should register for our 2004 Welfare Reform Symposium – to be held in Parliament ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00085.htm


27: 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


28: What The All Blacks Miss Most About Home

FRESH AIR, MASHED POTATO AND SOFT BEDS ... WHAT THE ALL BLACKS MISS MOST ABOUT HOME

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0408/S00033.htm


29: 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


30: The Revolution of 1800 and the USA PATRIOT Act

In this election year, there are significant parallels between the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 and the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798. Enacted in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, the PATRIOT Act has augmented the power of federal authorities ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00042.htm

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