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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: 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


3: 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


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: 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


6: Eminem Rocks The Vote Against Bush - MOSH

And after hearing the song later that month it seemed Mr. Mathers had also been in the lab concocting his own plans for the election and it was precisely the anthem I had been looking for.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00313.htm


7: 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


8: Insurgents Threaten To Burn Bangkok In Revenge

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Suicide Muslim insurgents threatened to use ''fire and oil'' to ''burn down'' Bangkok in revenge for the deaths of 85 people, including 78 Muslim men who suffocated after Thai security forces crammed them into army trucks, laying ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00346.htm


9: Florida Computers Snatch 1000s of Votes from Kerry

Before one vote was cast in early voting this week in Florida, the new touch-screen computer voting machines of Florida started out with a several-thousand vote lead for George W. Bush.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00335.htm


10: The U.S. Agenda at the UN General Assembly

The United Nations should be a forum where diverse countries and cultures of the world work together for freedom, democracy, peace, human rights, and prosperity for all people.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00372.htm


11: UQ Wire: Osama's Election Editorial

So the bastard is still alive. He isn't dead of kidney failure or rotting in a cave somewhere in the Hindu Kush. He wasn't smoked out of his hole, and he in no way appeared to be on the run.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00344.htm


12: 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


13: Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00258.htm


14: 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


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: 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


17: 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


18: LINKS: Explosives Caught On Tape After Invasion

The original link to this KSTP-TV report has a video link at the top which shows the embedded reporters filming the now-disputed explosive materials at the al Qaqaa facility in Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00333.htm


19: 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


20: Sydney Dance Co. In NZ With Nick Cave Inspiration

Dancers hurl through space with razor-sharp precision; fiercely energised one moment, strikingly sensual the next – Sydney Dance Company returns to the Auckland stage with Underland, a stunning work by influential New York-based choreographer Stephen ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00227.htm


21: 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


22: UQ Wire: 9/11 Complaint To Spitzer Investigator

New York, NY (October 28, 2004) - Chief Investigator William Casey from the office of New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer received a Complaint and Petition today from a group of New York City citizens demanding a grand jury be convened on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00380.htm


23: UQ Wire: 9/11 Black Box Cover-Up At Ground Zero?

Two men who worked extensively in the wreckage of the World Trade Center claim they helped federal agents find three of the four " black boxes " from the jetliners that struck the towers on 9/11 - contradicting the official account.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00328.htm


24: CNN Said It So It Must Be True, Or Not?

The shifting sands of online message boards are a notoriously unreliable place to find information. Yet today just such a source has been quoted by CNN for a report that Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the Bali bombings on October 12th. Mo ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00051.htm


25: Chuckman Cartoon: John Kerry, Bush Lite

Cartoon by John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00212.htm


26: Simon Pound: Well Meaning Goats

With the entire world’s attention focused on the American election it is pretty interesting to look at how the rest of the world views what is, in fact, purely up to the Americans.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00336.htm


27: Steve B. Cobble: Stolen Election Deja Vu

We all remember what happened in Florida in 2000. The candidate that had the most support lost both the state, and the electoral college. There were police barricades in minority precincts.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00340.htm


28: 2005 British and Irish Lions Shirt Revealed

At a launch in London yesterday, global sportswear giant adidas unveiled the official shirt of the British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand in June and July 2005.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00220.htm


29: New portfolio assigned

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced that Hon Margaret Wilson was taking on the Building Issues portfolio. She will be responsible for the new Department of Building and Housing, which will be established on Monday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00532.htm


30: Wayne Madsen: A Bush Pre-Election Strike On Iran?

According to White House and Washington Beltway insiders, the Bush administration, worried that it could lose the presidential election to Senator John F. Kerry, has initiated plans to launch a military strike on Iran's top Islamic leadership, its ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00276.htm


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