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The Weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: 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


2: Scoop Images: Multicultural Aotearoa In Wellington

The front of the 2000 strong march against racism reaches Lambton Quay. ''Diversity Yes, Racism No – Multicultural Aotearoa'' – the banner at the front of the march reads.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00266.htm


3: Images: Fairies Against Fascism Vs National Front

Click for big version At Parliament during the low key National Front rally around 12.30pm the fairies were to the left, fascists to the right.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00265.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: A Backgrounder On Today's Anti-Racism March

When first-generation Chinese New Zealander Tze Ming Mok talked to a National Front member outside the Chinese Embassy in June, she was called a "peasant" and to return to her "third-world country". When she asked why he refused ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00268.htm


6: Baumgartner jumps from world's highest bridge

Austrian Felix Baumgartner, known for his Channel crossing in 2003, jumped from the highest bridge in the world (maximum height at the top of the pillars: 343 metres), which was recently completed near Millau in southern France. In order to avoid bridge ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00225.htm


7: Ahmed Zaoui: Clash Of Civilisations

The end of the cold war and the events of September 11th have engendered an intense and ever-increasing focus from academics and observers about the heterogenic and conflictual relations between the West and Islam.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00224.htm


8: Video: The Scary Fairies And The National Front

Scoop video taken by Alastair Thompson. For background see photo essays: Multicultural Aotearoa In Wellington and Fairies Against Fascism Vs National Front

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00267.htm


9: 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


10: 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


11: What Did Aeschylus Write In "Daughters Of Danaus"?

The US and its allies are teaching a new generation of courageous, creative, generous people to harden their hearts against them throughout the Middle East.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00242.htm


12: 14 Year Old Iranian Girl Sentenced To Stoning

Stoning sentence of a 14 year old girl in Iran and three others in Nigeria; illegality of the war on Iraq; the Palestinian question; and socialism

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00280.htm


13: 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


14: UQ Wire: Erasing 9/11 History

An effort to expurgate ‘inconvenient knowledge’ about the 9.11 attack and the American response which followed gathered steam this week with two developments seemingly designed to remove from public view several crucial aspects of recent history.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00260.htm


15: Trust Regears For Future

The Crown Forestry Rental Trust (CFRT) is transforming itself into a streamlined organisation focused on achieving results quickly and efficiently. A number of positions are in the process of being advertised and an announcement regarding the appointment ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00227.htm


16: Scoop Archive: UQ Wire: Erasing 9/11 History

An effort to expurgate `inconvenient knowledge' about the 9.11 attack and the American response which followed gathered steam this week with two developments seemingly designed to remove from public view several crucial aspects of recent history.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/96/fd/200410221346.c8bdd962.html


17: Turning Waste Wood Into Profit

Tokoroa Company Central Wood Recyclers (CWR) has developed a waste wood recovery business that reduces the impact of commercial forestry on the environment and provides an alternative fuel for industrial use.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00238.htm


18: Carter Holt Harvey completes Tissue sale

On 12 May 2004 Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) advised the market that the agreement to sell its Tissue business and 50 per cent interest in Sancella to Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) had become unconditional.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00229.htm


19: Meeting Aligns Industry and Education Provider

Waiariki Institute of Technology's skill, course structure and approach to education in wood processing and forestry were highly praised during a visit to the institute's Waipa campus and wood-processing mill by the Forest Industries Council CEO Stephen ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0406/S00051.htm


20: New Book: Senator Wellstone Was Murdered

Senator Paul Wellstone was, ''the first 1960s radical elected to the U.S. Senate.'' In Senate Race 2002, the White House made defeating Wellstone priority #1. Karl Rove hand-picked arch Republican Norm Coleman to run against him. Despite massive funding, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00143.htm


21: American Coup: Mid-Term Election Polls vs Actuals

Scoop’s analysis found shows that - according to the polls - the Republican Party experienced a pronounced last minute swing in its favour of between 4 and 16 points. Remarkably this last minute swing appears to have been concentrated in its effects ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00078.htm


22: Scoop Cartoon: The Lunatics Take Over The Asylum

Cartoon from Paul McDonald of http://www.political-cartoons.co.nz/ George W. Bush And Planet Earth POLITICAL-CARTOONS.CO.NZ

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00012.htm


23: World records and endangered squid

An attempt to break the world record for keeping squid alive will highlight the plight of the endangered animals to thousands across the world, says world-renowned squid expert, Dr Steve O’Shea.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0410/S00017.htm


24: Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!

In This Edition: Bigger Than Watergate! - How To Rig An Election In The United States - Fantasy vs Reality - How We Discovered The Backdoor - Evidence Of Motive - Evidence Of Opportunity - Evidence Of Method - Evidence Of Prior Conduct - Consistent Unexplained ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00064.htm


25: Sam Smith: Battle Of The Bulge

SAM SMITH - The failure of the archaic media to evince more than a passing interest in the matter of the bulge in George Bush's back is an excellent example of a preeminent characteristic of the contemporary press: cowardice.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00259.htm


26: Chuckman Cartoon: John Kerry In New Hampshire

John Kerry Cartoon by John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00148.htm


27: Civil Unions “Anathema” to Marilyn Waring

“Queer Nation”, TV2’s (Adults Only) programme, the one that “sizzles with sex appeal” according to its promo as it “explores the issues in New Zealand's gay and lesbian community”, featured a punishing attack last night on the concept of civil unions. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00234.htm


28: UQ Wire: Connecting The Dots Bush..Bath..Bin Laden

Saudi Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz, an Osama bin Laden benefactor, has laundered money into tax-exempt U.S. entities for years as a foreign financier of terrorism. But a new 9/11 lawsuit is thrusting Mahfouz’s latent past business links to George W. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00148.htm


29: Commonwealth judo at the Trusts’ Stadium

Waitakere’s world-class sports stadium will host its first international event this month – the 2004 Commonwealth Judo Championship Tournament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00185.htm


30: Al Gore Speaks on Iraq

I have made a series of speeches about the policies of the Bush-Cheney administration - with regard to Iraq, the war on terror, civil liberties, the environment and other issues - beginning more than two years ago with a speech at the Commonwealth Club ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00251.htm


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