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

1: An open letter to GE-Free NZ and the Green Party

An open letter to GE-Free NZ and the Green Party, in response to the GE-Free survey of candidates' views


2: Scoop Oddity: Eerie Elevens And Spooky Smoke Face

No sooner had US papers printed this picture than they received calls, asking if the photo had been faked to appear to show a face with horns. The answer from Associated Press was no.


3: The GW Bush - Osama Bin Laden Connection

EDITORS NOTE: The following is a transcript of a link submitted to Scoop by a Scoop reader. Clearly questions are raised in this material about the nature of the relationship between the Bush family and the family of Osama Bin Laden.


4: Scoop Oddity #2: World Trade Center With Attitude!

A defiant reconstructionist view of the World Trade Center bombing. Submitted by a reader. See also... Scoop Oddity #1: Eerie Elevens And Spooky Smoke Face .
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5: Shroud of Secrecy Decends on US War-plans

A shroud of secrecy is tonight being cloaked around the United States' preparations for war. The labelled “War against terrorism” will certainly be fought with a shield of silence [rhetoric aside] not seen since the height of Cold-War years.


6: Scoop Oddity #3: A Disturbance In The Force

An innovative research programme at Princeton is attempting to measure disturbances in the zeitgeist, or global consciousness. A series of random number generators around the world (called eggs, some of which are in New Zealand) have been wired together, ...


7: Israeli-Palestinian Violence Rages in West Bank

Israel's armed forces today shelled a kindergarten in Betunia, a West Bank town on the outskirts of Ramallah City, with one person reported clinically dead, Palestinian security said. Meanwhile the Israeli press reported violence from an opposing viewpoint.


8: Stateside with Rosalea: To Whom It Does Concern

To turn an intrinsic value that we take for granted every day into the excuse to devalue some other individual life is to participate in giving up your agency as an individual.


9: Howard's End: Alarm Bells Unheeded

Historians of the future will record the recent terrorist attacks on the United States as an intelligence disaster comparable not only to Pearl Harbour but also Hitler's attacks on the Soviet Union in 1941 that cost millions of Russian casualties. ...


10: United Nations Orders Taliban: Hand Over Bin Laden

The United Nations Security Council has urged Afghanistan's ruling militia, the Taliban, to comply with texts ordering that Osama bin Laden be handed over.


11: HARD NEWS 14/9/01 - Making Sense of It

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... It was as strange as if we had dreamed it. And, in a very modern sense, we have. We have seen Armageddon, Deep Impact and Independence Day. We have seen New York laid waste in the movies.


12: Competitive intelligence service launches in UK

Hitwise now tracks the daily behavior of over 5 million Internet users on an ongoing basis, the largest sample size of any Internet monitoring company in the world.


13: experiencenet.com Selects NZ Writerfind

Wellington, New Zealand, September 18, 2001 - experiencenet.com has selected Writerfind.com, Wellington, New Zealand to provide web-based writing, editing and corporate communications services through its site. experiencenet.com, is a leading Internet company that ...


14: Censored Middle Eastern Times Report - Anti-US Cry

The Middle Eastern Times was last week barred from publishing this AFP article depicting a large anti-US mood within Egypt after the terrorist attacks on the USA.


15: David Miller: Who is Osama bin Laden?

Since last Wednesday’s terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, the name Osama bin Laden has been spoken with increased frequency. In the days that have followed the terrorist attacks, the Bush Administration has indicated that it ...


16: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday 19 September

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: On what does she base her reported belief that, despite the terrorist attacks in America, New Zealand was living in a "benign" defence environment but what was not so benign was the intelligence environment?


17: America's Crusade Against Evil Remarks - G.W. Bush

THE PRESIDENT: Today, millions of Americans mourned and prayed, and tomorrow we go back to work. Today, people from all walks of life gave thanks for the heroes; they mourn the dead; they ask for God's good graces on the families who mourn, and ...


18: Islamic Council To Decide Bin Ladens Fate: Taliban

Afghanistan's ruling Taliba has announced this afternoon that a Grand Islamic Council involving 20 of the country's pre-eminent clerics will decide Osama bin Laden's fate.


19: Indonesian Authorities Prevent Two Planned Attacks

Two planned attacks on the United States Embassy in Jakarta have been prevented, Indonesia's Foreign Minister Hassan Wirayuda said.


20: Clinton Remarks to WTO Ministers at Luncheon



21: Bin Laden Linked To Two Egyptian Islamic Groups

Osama bin Laden has been linked to two fundamentalist Islamic groups in Egypt, the Middle Eastern News agency reported tonight.


22: Wellington Peace Rally Thursday Midland Park 12pm

On Thursday 20th September 2001, from 12 - 1pm, a group of concerned Wellington citizens will hold a peaceful, apolitical demonstration to support the victims of the terrorism against the US and celebrate peace, and the tolerance and understanding that sustains ...


23: "Islam is Peace" Says President Bush

"Islam is Peace" Says President Remarks by the President at Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.


24: Scoop: Top Scoops (US Terror Full Coverage)

Protests For Peace – In Midland Park And Around The Country - Howard’s End: Ignored Warnings - Global Economic Meltdown? - David Miller: Osama bin Laden – Who Is He? - Latest Terror In The USA News Roundup – From Scoop Auckland’s Selwyn Manning


25: Israel/Palestinian Peace Talks on Knife-Edge

Despite ceasefire calls from both the PLO and Israel over-night, tentions remain on a knife-edge in Israel, the West Bank and around Gaza.


26: Japan ID's 12 Bin Laden Followers Inside Japan

Japan's Kyodo News agency reports 12 Islamic extremists arrived in Japan in September shortly before the terrorist attacks began on the United States.


27: We Have Nothing To Do With Osama & His Accomplices

On September 11, 2001 the world was stunned with the horrific terrorist attacks on the United States. RAWA stands with the rest of the world in expressing our sorrow and condemnation for this barbaric act of violence and terror. RAWA had already warned ...


28: Israeli News Reports Of the Previous 48 Hours

In the latest news from the Israeli Yasha News Agency, Israeli Armed Forces [IAF] helicopters rocket PLO posts in Gaza.


29: Katya Rivas: Man Is a True Image of His Creator

In the maternal bosom are formed the bodies of creatures who will be rational if they belong to humanity… The plant lacks the instinct of the beast, the beast the reasoning of man; this one, on the other hand, possesses all the attributes of the ...


30: HARD NEWS 17/09/01 - Making Sense of It III

Well, this thing has a life of its own and the logical option seems to be to go with it. Below is a digest of some of the many emails I've received since Friday's Hard News and the subsequent follow-up yesterday. I thought that, taken as a whole, the ...


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