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

1: 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


2: GE corn that caused rat abnormalities approved

The Greens today revealed that a genetically engineered corn variety approved for human food in New Zealand was refused approval by a French scientific committee because of a study showing rats fed with it developed several abnormalities (see attached ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00046.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: 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


5: 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


6: 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


7: How Soon Will The U.S. Or Israel Bomb Iran?

I can just hear the Presidential conversation. ''Did I say Iraq backed al-Qaeda?'' he asks with a boyish grin. ''Oh, heck, I meant Iran. I always get those two mixed up.''

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00028.htm


8: Backdoor Found In Diebold Vote Counting Program

Issue: Manipulation technique found in the Diebold central tabulator -- 1,000 of these systems are in place, and they count up to two million votes at a time.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00027.htm


9: Scoop Images: Latest Image Of Hurricane Frances

The following image was taken at 15.30 UTC on September 1 (approx. 3.30am this morning NZT). It shows Hurricane Frances bearing down on the Bahamas. The latest hurricane advisory and commentary follows the images . At present the forecast path for the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00018.htm


10: 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


11: Taliban Could Step Up Attacks Before Elections

Warning that the Taliban and other extremist groups are preparing to step up their violent attacks ahead of Afghanistan's presidential elections this October, the head of the United Nations mission to the country today told the Security Council that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00040.htm


12: Energy sector jointly considers the future

The NZ Business Council for Sustainable Development (the Business Council) has today published the energy supply and demand scenarios produced by an industry wide study, which is being facilitated and jointly sponsored by the Business Council.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00018.htm


13: Questions for Oral Answer: 2 September 2004

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does he stand by the Budget statement that a key aim of the Working for Families package is "to make work pay by ensuring that people are better off by being in work and are rewarded ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00038.htm


14: China Trade Deal Essential Say Progressives

Be careful in choosing your coalition partner if you want a pro-growth trade deal with China, warned the Progressive Deputy Leader Matt Robson today after the trade deal was attacked by the Greens in Parliament yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00036.htm


15: 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


16: 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


17: Public Address 02/09/04 - Principles

So Downing Street has quietly told John Kerry it hopes he wins November's US presidential election. It's hardly surprising. With the exception of Israel, Australia and Italy, there probably isn't a sovereign government in the world that feels any different...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00026.htm


18: U.S UN Ambassador Poised To Issue Syria Ultimatum

Remarks by Ambassador Anne W. Patterson, Deputy U.S. Representative to the United Nations, on the Situation in the Middle East, at the Security Council Stakeout, August 31, 2004

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00022.htm


19: Goff welcomes release of Anwar

Justice has finally been done following today's decision by the Malaysian Federal Court to quash the conviction against former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, says Foreign Minister Phil Goff.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00058.htm


20: John Chuckman: 9/11: The Day The World Ended

A lot can happen in three years. In the United States since 9/11, about 4,000 children died from child abuse and neglect; in more than 80 percent of cases, parents were the perpetrators. About 36,000 Americans died from unnecessary surgery.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00022.htm


21: 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


22: Governator's Girly-Men Comment Floors US Democrats

New York City-- The Democrats were caught with their panties down Tuesday night when California Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneggar launched a blistering attack on the fiscal credentials of the opposition party.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00023.htm


23: 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


24: MFish To Slaughter 598 Protected NZ Sea Lions

The Ministry of Fisheries (MFish) is proposing to allow the fishing industry to annually kill over 598 of the world’s rarest sea lions, which are unique to New Zealand. This would constitute a near ten-fold increase over the 2003 ‘kill quota’ of 62.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00019.htm


25: Ministers hysterical in the face of criticism

“Increasingly hysterical claims by Trevor Mallard and Steve Maharey about my criticism of the NCEA shows the government is worried about the credibility of their policy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00028.htm


26: 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


27: Hubbard Says Banks Must Front Up With Cash

Dick Hubbard encourages charities from around the country to get in quickly with their claim for $20,000 after Mayor John Banks announced on TVNZ’s Holmes programme (31 August) that he would pay up if he was proven wrong about his comments regarding ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0409/S00023.htm


28: Bob Fitrakis: On Bush And Hitler’s Rhetoric

President Bush told Texas evangelist James Robinson that ''I feel like God wants me to run for President. I can’t explain it, but I sense my country is going to need me. Something is going to happen . . . I know it won’t be easy on me or my family, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00024.htm


29: Budget propaganda campaign breaks the rules

National MP Murray McCully has welcomed the report of the Auditor-General on the Government's planned $21.15 million post-Budget advertising programme released to him today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00048.htm


30: Look what Labour's taxing now

The Labour Government's decision to slap a tax on new farm grass is another case of taxation running out of control, says National's Associate Revenue spokesperson, Brian Connell.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00040.htm

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