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

1: Penetrating the invisible web improves business

Knowledge workers spend on average 15 percent of their time looking for business information or research on the web - but half of their searches are unsuccessful.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00015.htm


2: Goff names new High Commissioner to Tonga

New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Tonga will be career diplomat Michael McBryde, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00065.htm


3: Streets Of London: ‘Ein Volk! Ein Reich! Ein Euro!

An anti-Euro campaign film featuring a mock Adolf Hitler declaring his support for a Europe united under one currency has caused outrage in Britain, particularly angering Jewish and war veterans leaders.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00044.htm


4: 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


5: Valenzuela: Eternal Darkness of the American Mind

The prevalent and continued decline of the Empire’s mind can be attributed to the evolving degeneration of American capitalism, through the inherent evils it espouses, its subjugation and control of human nature, and its consequences on a society entangled ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00027.htm


6: Not A CNN Embed Report: The Situation In Samarra

SCOOP EDITOR'S NOTE: The following message was forwarded to Scoop by a member of the Wellington activist community. It contains an eyewitness report of the battle for Samarra. It appears to come from a CNN correspondent providing a completely different ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00052.htm


7: Investigation: Inside The Waiouru RF Cadet School

Lauded as the prime source of the New Zealand Army's future Senior NCOs and Officers, for 50 years the Regular Force Cadet School has kept secret a far more sinister aspect to its existence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00015.htm


8: UN: Refugees Are Facing Less Friendly Environment

Driven by prevailing fear, confusion and the politicization of humanitarian concerns, the world has become less friendly towards refugees - even though the number of people seeking asylum has fallen steeply - the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00064.htm


9: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 5 October

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: What steps is he taking, if any, to protect the interests of New Zealand stakeholders over the sale of Powerco to overseas buyers?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00067.htm


10: William Rivers Pitt: It Was a Rout

There was a President on that stage in Florida on Thursday night, and his name was not George.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00013.htm


11: Victims Of Army Cadet School Violence Sought

A former cadet at the New Zealand Army Waiouru Cadet School is working to raise awareness of what he says was widespread physical, psychological and sexual abuse of cadets as young as 15 at the school in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. He hopes to get Government ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00017.htm


12: PEN Details Writers In Prison And Killed

"Freedom of speech is a source of power. If used constructively, it is amazing what speech can do. It can fight corruption, free political prisoners, and make oppressive regimes crumble."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00017.htm


13: PowerLess NZ - The 2007 Peak Oil date explained

The real point is not so much the exact date of peak but the statement that the First Half of the Oil Age, which was characterised by growing production, is about to be followed by the Second Half when oil production is set to decline along with all ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0410/S00009.htm


14: Undernews Special: Costs Of The Iraq War

*** KEY FINDINGS *** 1. U.S. Military Casualties Have Been Highest During the "Transition": U.S. military casualties (wounded and killed) stand at a monthly average of 747 since the so-called "transition" to Iraqi rule on June 28, 2004. This contrasts with a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00048.htm


15: Two Historical Paths On November 2 - Choose One

Virtually everyone agrees that this presidential election is the most important one in the modern era, and will determine for a long time in which direction this country will move.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00039.htm


16: FAQs Re Light Engineer Group To Iraq

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding The Deployment Of The New Zealand Light Engineer Group To Iraq

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00218.htm


17: Prime Breaks Sunday Night Record

Prime Television last night broke another viewing record with a 9.5 share in the 6.00pm - 10:30pm time slot (25 -54 demographic). Its highest ever Sunday night viewership thanks to its flagship motoring programme Top Gear and the family favourite movie, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00025.htm


18: Public Address 05/10/04 - Glam And Not

I got around to the service station about 7am on Sunday, to pick up some copies of the Herald on Sunday, to discuss a couple of hours later on Mediawatch. And my response on seeing it was, is that it?...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00047.htm


19: Physical activity for primary school pupils

Encouraging Kiwi kids to be more physically active is the aim of a groundbreaking new initiative for primary schools announced today by Education Minister Trevor Mallard.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00064.htm


20: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for October 4

GERMANY - Trade with Iran ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS - IDF Operations in Gaza - UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees(UNRWA) - Accusations of Misuse of UNRWA Resources - HAMAS and the Palestinian Authority - U.S. Contributions to UNRWA

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00066.htm


21: Burton signs Orion upgrade contract

With final negotiations completed and the contract signed, work can begin next year on a major upgrade of New Zealand’s P-3 Orion aircraft fleet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00066.htm


22: Roger Kerr: Speech - "The Wisdom Of Crowds"

THE WISDOM OF CROWDS Those of us who are engaged in public affairs may sometimes feel tempted to feel nostalgic for an age – probably a mythical golden age – when informed ‘public opinion’ reigned unchallenged. The nineteenth century sometimes ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00027.htm


23: Powell At Southern Center for Intl. Studies

SECRETARY POWELL: Thank you all for that great Atlanta welcome, and Peter, thank you for the gracious introduction. It is something of a homecoming for me.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00039.htm


24: 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


25: 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


26: The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction - Weather

The significant expansion in America's weather warfare arsenal, which is a priority of the Department of Defense is not a matter for debate or discussion.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00008.htm


27: In Aotearoa, It Is The Year Of Pasifika

AUCKLAND (Lali Media/Pacific Media Watch): There¹s no denying 2004 is the year of Pasifika in Aotearoa --- and we still have three months to go.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00028.htm


28: UN To Vaccinate 80 Million Africans Against Polio

At least 80 million children across 23 countries in sub-Saharan Africa will be immunized against polio over the next two years - the largest single public health campaign in history - in an attempt to protect the continent's children from the threat of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00063.htm


29: Several Good Reasons For Australian Regime Change!

Traditionally, the AJDS does not tell its members and supporters for whom to vote. Ours is a broad shul and our members are attracted to vote for at least six different political parties in the coming elections.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00065.htm


30: Dunne slams highway inertia

Ohariu-Belmont MP, Peter Dunne, is yet again strongly critical of all the national and local politicians, roading agencies and other planning bodies “who constantly dither, duck shove and otherwise prevaricate” while motorists continue to die needlessly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00068.htm

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