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

1: Martin LeFevre: Pray for Kerry, Prepare for Bush

After listening to and talking with various Americans in recent weeks, I’m almost certain George Bush will remain (egad!) in power. Since the future of humanity hangs in the balance, can anything be done to prepare for four more years of international ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00321.htm


2: Simon Upton forecasts end of industrial era

Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat. "I don't know," Alice answered. "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter." ~Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0408/S00098.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: New Ford Territory For Olympic Champion

Sarah Ulmer had a special gift waiting for her at the airport when she arrived home from her gold medal winning Olympic campaign – a brand new Ford Territory, as a congratulatory gesture from her vehicle sponsor of six years, Ford New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00001.htm


5: Calling For Breast-Cancer Volunteer Collectors

Volunteer Collectors are urgently needed between 11.00am & 1.30pm on Saturday 4th September to help raise money for breast cancer awareness at the 'Great Race' Gallagher Boathouse 8s.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0408/S00077.htm


6: Flushing away cancer research

Christchurch Animal Action will be out on the streets during Daffodil Day, encouraging members of the public to not flush half their donation down the toilet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00257.htm


7: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 31 August 2004

1. New Zealand On Air—NZ Idol 2. National Certificate of Educational Achievement—Hauraki Plains College 3. Infrastructure—Adequacy 4. Animal Welfare Code—Layer Hens 5. Community Employment Group—Aotearoa Rugby Football League 6. Quota Management System—Kahawai

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00566.htm


8: PM's Presser: Nuclear Power, Defence & Police Rape

In this edition: Environment Canterbury's Nuclear Power Investigations Holidays Act Anomalies and Glitches The Decline Of Kiwis In The Military Inquiries Into Historical Rape Allegations In The Police

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00322.htm


9: What’s Chinese for ‘Yes, sir’?

Green Party Co-leader, Rod Donald says that Labour’s back down on inviting a senior Taiwanese minister to New Zealand exposes its fawning foreign policy towards China.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00003.htm


10: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 1 September

1. LYNNE PILLAY to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): What is the Government doing to ensure a highly skilled New Zealand workforce?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00010.htm


11: HRC: On the Bright Side - August

Kia Ora - This month's acknowledgments from the Race Relations Commissioner for positive contributions to race relations in New Zealand. Anei te mihi ö te Kaihautu Whakawhanaunga ä Iwi, mo ngä mahi nui, mahi whakamana i te tangata i roto i ngä kaupapa Whakawhanaunga ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00299.htm


12: 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


13: Scoop Images: Snowy Mountains High

Some new pictures (taken on Scoop's new S7000 Fuji Finepix camera) from Mt Ruapehu which is presently experiencing one of its best ski-seasons for several years. Both Turoa and Whakapapa skifields are operating from top to bottom with huge snow bases ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00323.htm


14: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 1 September

1. Workforce—Skill Levels 2. Taxation—Increases since 1999 3. Taiwan—Visa Refusal 4. New Zealand On Air—NZ Idol 5. Mâori Land Court—Judicial Review 6. Privacy—Parents’ and Guardians’ Rights 7. National Certificate of Educational Achievement—Hauraki ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00027.htm


15: NZ fishers betrayed by Greens, ACT and ‘Ashraf’

The Greens, ACT and NZ First this evening betrayed New Zealand’s recreational fishers, United Future’s Larry Baldock said after his SOP to withdraw kahawai from the Quota Management System, under the Fisheries No3 Amendment Bill, was voted down in Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00002.htm


16: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm


17: 25 Things We Now Know Three Years After 9/11

The Republican Party -- in a shameless , all-too-obvious attempt to manipulate the tragedy of 9/11 for partisan ends -- chose New York City for its nominating convention. Must have seemed like a great idea at the time.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00316.htm


18: Norma Sherry: Girls Of The Olympics

Playboy Magazine arrived in our mailbox yesterday. On the cover was a striking Olympiad in a rather demure bathing suit, but the promised story was far different.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00202.htm


19: First report on state of human rights:

That is the major finding in the first-ever comprehensive report on the state of human rights in New Zealand released today. Chief Human Rights Commissioner Rosslyn Noonan says that better protection of children and young people was a major human ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00005.htm


20: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for August 31

DEPARTMENT - Secretary Powell Travel to Panama/Celebration of Presidential - Inauguration ISRAEL - Terrorist Bombings - Hezbollah and Hamas as Terrorist Organizations

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00019.htm


21: Sanders/Austin Fitts: The Negative Return Economy

The United States government has operated a secret budgeting and spending program for decades outside the framework of the American Constitution. The institutional and political roots of this system of clandestine finance reach back to at least ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00277.htm


22: William Rivers Pitt : Nausea in New York

You just can’t make this stuff up. George W. Bush, in an interview broadcast Monday by the ‘Today’ show, told host Matt Lauer that he doesn’t think his ‘War on Terror’ is winnable.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00010.htm


23: SIS Gets Two Hours Parliamentary Scrutiny A Year

Answers to a parliamentary question from Green MP, Keith Locke, reveal New Zealand's Security Intelligence Services received less than two hours scrutiny in the last year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00013.htm


24: NZ human rights record healthy

NZ human rights record healthy A new report shows that New Zealand overall has a very positive record on human rights, says Justice Minister Phil Goff.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00001.htm


25: U.S., Russia, Germany Led Worldwide Arms Sales

Washington -- Global arms sales in 2003 fell approximately 12 percent to $25.6 billion compared with $29.14 billion in 2002, the third consecutive year total arms sales have fallen, according to a U.S. government report.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00020.htm


26: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00211.htm


27: Protest against NZ/China FTA 5pm Today

Protest against a New Zealand/China Free Trade Agreement Wednesday September 1st Hyatt Hotel, Corner Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant From 5pm

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00001.htm


28: Human rights report criticises social exclusion

Green MPs Keith Locke and Sue Bradford have endorsed the Human Rights Commission's Summary Report and its criticism of the marginalisation of minority groups and general social exclusion in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00011.htm


29: Supercomputer Weather: Frances Heads For Florida

In This Edition: - Images Of Hurricane Frances - The Latest Forecast Advisory - A Supercomputer Forecast Of Wind And Rainfall On Landfall

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00017.htm


30: Iraq: Amnesty Appalled by Execution of 12 Nepalese

Amnesty International is shocked by today's news of the execution of 12 Nepalese men who had been taken hostage in Iraq. Amnesty International appeals for the immediate and unconditional release of all remaining hostages and urges all armed groups to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00005.htm

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