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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: Tsunami Report: Thai Shops Selling Gruesome Photos

PHUKET, Thailand -- Shops are selling high-quality, color photographs of bloated, blackened corpses of foreign tourists and Thais who perished in the tsunami, and video compact disks showing waves battering and flooding Thailand's tiny islands.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00082.htm


3: 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


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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0501/S00011.htm


5: 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


6: A Quagmire Primer: The Iraq & Vietnam Debacles

When analysts refer to the quagmire in Iraq as analogous to Vietnam, we assume that readers are well-acqainted with that earlier war. The truth is that unless you're of a certain age, or are fairly conversant with American history, you're liable to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00097.htm


7: Moss V. Bush Moves On And Movement Continues

The lawsuit challenging Ohio's 2004 presidential race has been withdrawn from the Ohio Supreme Court, having served as a lightning rod to draw national attention to the widespread and possibly illegal irregularities in the vote that gave George W. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00102.htm


8: A Modest Proposal: How to Initiate a Stealth Draft

Look, given our needs in Iraq and Afghanistan and given our agenda in helping freedom unfold across the globe -- starting perhaps with Syria and Iran -- we're going to need more bodies.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00089.htm


9: Miriam Does Big Brother!

Prime TV is excited to announce that the rumours are true! Miriam, the star of the controversial show “THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MIRIAM”, is headed for Big Brother to stir the pot.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00081.htm


10: Kiwis Destroy Fifth Afghanistan Weapons Cache

The New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team (NZ PRT) working in Afghanistan has discovered and destroyed a fifth cache of weapons, including rockets, mortar rounds and anti tank mines.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0501/S00103.htm


11: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - A Stone's Throw Away

“I lost the will to live when I lost my friend,” the boy said. “But Kiftah will always be in my heart…I will never forget him.” A STONE’S THROW AWAY is a documentary about life under military occupation and the Palestinian youth who suffer from it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00228.htm


12: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Ford Transit

The final screening of FORD TRANSIT at the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival showed on Friday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00111.htm


13: Review: Elias Chacour - Prophet in His Own Country

ELIAS CHACOUR: PROPHET IN HIS OWN COUNTRY is a film about a Melkite priest who brings the seeds of peace to the Israel-Palestine conflict. The third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival hosted the screening at the Southwest Youth Collaborative on Saturday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00171.htm


14: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Route 181 (Part III)

The Palestinian people of Qaqiliya enter and exit the city through a gate. Israeli soldiers lock it with a key. The gate is part of the concrete wall.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00006.htm


15: Sonia Nettnin Review: Freedom I Have Lost

The bulldozer rolled over the metal-frame homes. Israeli soldiers grabbed the Bedouin men. Women yelled into the air. Horses, camels and sheep ran everywhere. Within 24-hours, the land became a military zone.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00200.htm


16: Sonia Nettnin: To Create Something Out of Nothing

On stage, they dance the movement of life. When they speak, their voices reveal the meaning behind the burning heart.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00170.htm


17: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Siege

Israeli soldiers left their mark. In the Ministry of Culture’s office, they draped the windows with barbed wire. On the floor, crates filled with bottles of urine. Feces on the rug. The inside of a Xerox machine smeared brown.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00210.htm


18: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Keys

KEYS is a documentary film about several Palestinian families who crossover the green partition line; and they revisit the remains of their homes and villages. During the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival, KEYS (in Arabic, MAFATEEH,) had ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00184.htm


19: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Route 181

ROUTE 181 is a cinematic journey through Palestine-Israel. Directors Michel Khleifi and Eyal Sivan trace a route based on the theoretical line presented in Resolution 181 (United Nations, 1947).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00255.htm


20: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review and Analysis of JIHAD!

The Chicago Palestine Film Festival hosted the world premiere of JIHAD! at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Saturday. Directed by Muhammed Rum, the Topiary Productions film is an individual and global exploration of the word and its meaning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00100.htm


21: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Route 181 (Part II)

People climb the stairs along the rocky landscape. Once they reach the top, they walk a dirt road. Everyone is dressed up for a special occasion. A few men carry flowers arrangements and they move quickly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00270.htm


22: Worker Bees & Soldier Ants: America’s Fascist Army

It is in times of fascism rising that armies of ignorance are once more resuscitated from the bowels of a society bordering on the edge of mass psychosis. The America at the dawn of the twenty-first century is no exception, for an army of fascism is ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00063.htm


23: Sonia Nettnin: Review - Salt Of The Earth

SALT OF THE EARTH is an exploration into the lives of Palestinian Christians. Martame and Elizabeth Sanders directed the saltfilms.net production. It had its final showing on Sunday at the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00235.htm


24: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Rachel's War

RACHEL’S WAR is a documentary short about peace activist, Rachel Corrie. Firas Abdelrahman directed the film (2003). The third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival showed it on Friday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00256.htm


25: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Arna's Children

The film ARNA’S CHILDREN, opened the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Friday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00073.htm


26: Cloud World: Probe About To Smash Into Titan

Early Friday (Jan 14) morning (3:50am EST), the last grand space mission –the 11 year $3 billion Cassini mission to Saturn, will smash a landing probe into the most earthlike atmosphere in the Solar System, the heavy clouds of massive moon Titan. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00080.htm


27: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Drop In The Bucket

Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00101.htm


28: Bill Berkowitz: Rumsfeld's Bloody Paths Of Glory

In these times of snap, crackle and pop journalism, major news stories dissolve into each other and melt away all too quickly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00100.htm


29: Barbara O'Brien: Lynne Cheney's Ministry of Truth

You'll remember that every time Hillary Clinton so much as hiccupped while her husband was president, the wingnuts would scream about power hunger and the "co-presidency." Yet the wife of a vice president can order 300,000 books burned, and hardly anyone ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00102.htm


30: ASB Navratilova Seles Classic tickets hot property

North Island tennis fans may be forced to fly south to watch next month¹s ASB Navratilova Seles Classic exhibition matches.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0501/S00049.htm

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