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

1: We Have Met The Enemy, And It Is US (corp media)

On December 18, I attended Gary Webb’s memorial service in Sacramento, along with about 250 other people. In 1996, Webb wrote a series of articles (“Dark Alliance”) for the San Jose Mercury News reporting that, in the 1980s, “a San Francisco Bay ...

2: 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.

3: Botrytis Breakthrough

A breakthrough botrytis fungicide which leaves no residue, has no withholding period and is Bio Gro approved – it sound too good to be true. But it’s not.

4: NASA: Slow-Motion Collision Near McMurdo Imminent

Get Ready for the Largest Demolition Derby on the Planet Scientists say Slow-Motion Collision Near Antarctic Research Station Imminent

5: The Last Man To Concede...

On November 3, just hours after Democratic vice-presidential hopeful John Edwards made a national announcement that he and John Kerry were not going to concede until all the votes were counted, Kerry grabbed the spotlight and conceded -- before all ...

6: Tsunami Report: Cyberspace Blogs & Gruesome Photos

PHUKET, Thailand -- Internet Websites, blogs, chat groups and databases are flooded with tsunami scams, gruesome morgue photos, official warnings, donation requests, Islamic propaganda against Thailand, and ridiculous jokes, causing confusion and ...

7: Why boycott Coca Cola?

Coca Cola was invented in the United States in 1886 as a medicine, rather than a drink, to stimulate the brain and the nervous system, from a mixture of coca leaves and kola nuts, sweetened with sugar, hence the name Coca Cola. It was not until 1893 ...

9: Myanmar - Tsunami Assistance Coordination Group

7 January, Yangon, Myanmar -- The Tsunami Assistance Coordination Group met yesterday to consolidate the findings of the different assessment and verification missions undertaken throughout the affected areas of Myanmar. The CoordinationGroup* was set ...

10: 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.

11: Interview from Camp Kerry

I spent some time today with Cameron Kerry, the younger brother of Senator John Kerry. A May 04 2004 Boston Herald article on Cam Kerry described him this way: "He doesn't draw screaming headlines or grab face time on the political talk show circuit, but ...

12: Torture Is Torture: Why The Right Is Wrong Again

For all of their piousness, the Right just doesn't get it. Their new tactic for making the prisoner torture scandal go away is to say that it wasn't really torture.

13: Tsunami Forensics Bury Bodies To Preserve For DNA

PHUKET, Thailand -- Forensic teams buried the cadavers of foreign tourists and Thais in shallow graves "to slow the decomposition" while conducting DNA tests, because refrigeration was not available for thousands of bodies recovered from the ...

14: Nepal: Media Should Be Remain Independent

"Media are vital to all democracies. This is why all non-democratic regimes, and we've had a few of those in Nepal's history, target the free press. People and movements that are truly democratic will defend the free press to the last, although ...

15: 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 ...

16: "It's time for New Zealand to get a new flag"

The Trust behind the campaign to change New Zealand's flag has gained the support of champion multi and adventure sporter Steve Gurney.

17: The Human Genome Project

The Human Genome Project and the unreliability of GE

18: New Zealand National Climate Summary 2004

2004: Very Stormy At Times Devastating Floods And Extremely High Rainfall In Several North Island Regions; High Winds And Late Winter Blizzards; Very Wet In Some Areas And Cool

19: Tsunami Scavengers Survivors Nuns And Corps

KHAO LAK BEACH, Thailand -- Scavengers, survivors, nuns and corporate logos have appeared along this mangled, death-pocked coast where vehicles jut from wet sand and bonfires consume five-star trash.

20: IRS To Amway - The Party's Over

Apparently, the IRS has decided that Amway distributors are having too much fun listening to tapes, reading books, and attending the same training seminars year after year after year. In July, 2004, the United States Tax Court issued a ruling ...

21: Complete US Exit Poll Data Confirms Net Suspicions is delighted to be able today to publish a full set of 4pm exit poll data for the first time on the Internet since the US election. The data emerged this evening NZT in a post on the Democratic Underground website under the forum name ...

22: Haiti Receives Funds For Elections In 2005

A global agreement, initialled in the office of Prime Minister Gerard Latortue, is bringing $41 million from abroad to Haiti for its elections later this year, according to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

23: Nandor celebrates release of Neville Yates

Green MP Nandor Tanczos is celebrating the release from prison today of Neville Yates, the wheelchair-bound Christchurch man imprisoned in November for growing marijuana to ease chronic pain.

24: Heads Should Roll At Prison Booze Barn

New Zealand First has called on the Corrections Minister to explain how inmates at a Hawkes Bay prison held a party and got drunk on home brew.

25: Comment: What will interest rates do in 2005?

The holiday season is the usual time to relax and ponder the prospects for the new year. Our views and prognostications have been developed with the same intellectual rigour as everyone else's – with a beer in one hand, fashion-challenged, trying to ...

26: Africans Meet In Ghana In February For Summit

With the second stage of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) set to be held in November in North Africa, a three-day African preparatory meeting next month in Ghana is to negotiate an action plan on achieving continent-wide ...

27: World Vision Adds Texting

Auckland, 11 January 2005 - World Vision New Zealand has partnered with leading mobile applications developer, The Hyperfactory, to conduct a text messaging campaign as part of its massive tsunami appeal.

28: Tsunami: Paul Buchanan Responds To Reader's Claim

Sorry to see an unhappy reader out there. Less anyone else think that there was intentional bias in the essay, let me clarify the storyline. I wrote the piece over the weekend, during which time the mentioned charity events occured in Saudi and UAE. My understanding ...

29: Feedback: Bias Is Showing On Arab Tsunami Story

I live in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and I can assure you that there have been huge efforts in the Gulf States to raise money and goods to send to the tsunami areas. In Saudi Arabia $85 million was raised in a charity show, $5 million in a similar ...

30: More beaches closed

Increasing numbers of beaches closed to shellfish collection are causing the loss of a great New Zealand family tradition, says National Party Fisheries spokesman, Phil Heatley.


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