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

1: Sludge Report #140 - Thou Shalt Not Steal

In This Edition: Thou Shalt Not Steal - This Is Not About Persuasion, It Is About PR For A Decision Already Taken - The Countdown To War Has Begun - Poppy’s Friends Run Interference For Junior - The Prize – Cui Bono – Commanders In Thief - There ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00053.htm


2: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


3: UQ Wire: Bush Betrayed Consciousness Of 911 Guilt

The difficulty when investigating the possible criminal actions of powerful officials is that they can use their power to cover up involvement in criminal conspiracies. One of the ways around this problem is to examine a politician's behavior at the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00084.htm


4: Scoop Images: Towers Of Light Over Ground Zero

The following images were sent to Scoop today by a Scoop reader. They are reported to show lights over Manhattan last night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00076.htm


5: Scoop Images: Freak Hail Storm Closes Airport

A freak hailstorm this morning left up to 30mm of hail on the ground in parts of Miramar and on the Wellington airport runway. The hailstorm led to the closure of the Wellington Airport till around 10am. The following images were taken by Wellington ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00074.htm


6: Scoop Feedback: The World BELONGS To US!

Once again I have happened upon a website espousing anti-American ideals. Let me say right off, the world depends on US, so the world BELONGS to us, therefor, it ain't "stealing", as you so pejoratively label it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00082.htm


7: A Brief Reflection

Now that it's the first anniversary of the attacks by (presumably) Al Qaeda on New York and Washington, two things in particular worry me. The American political leaders seem to have learned nothing about how to avoid terror, and they make statements ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00078.htm


8: Guest Opinion: Alan Greenspan Is No John Law

Welcoming the world's central bankers to their annual summer conclave at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, August 30 2002, Fed chairman Alan Greenspan delivered a remarkable speech. In unusually clear language, he acknowledged the existence of a bubble in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00081.htm


9: INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions

Within a few months, the events of Sept. 11th, 2001 became but an echo of the events that followed. War in Afghanistan, anthrax, unprecedented powers of detention: the public mind moves from one shock to another, appearing to accept the government’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00079.htm


10: Annan looking forward to Bush speech at UN

6 September – The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today said he was looking forward to a speech by President George Bush of the United States to the UN General Assembly when its annual high-level debate opens on 12 September.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00091.htm


11: Big News: Maharey's Views Of The Nuclear Family

Never before has the family received such media and political coverage. We have the beginnings of Commission for the Family and a debate on what constitutes a family unit. We also have a Social Services Minister who says the two-parent family is history, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00080.htm


12: Scoop Images: Satellite Reveals Qatar US Air Base

Images published by GlobalSecurity.org taken by DigitalGlobe.com on June 13 2002 – and used here with permission of DigitalGlobe - reveal that preparations are well advanced for air strikes against Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00050.htm


13: September 11: International Enough Day

If we had a moment of silence marking the time of every atrocity ever committed in the name of nationalism, religion ... every atrocity committed in the name of the artificial borders that try to make us forget that we're all human, all in this together, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00075.htm


14: UQ Wire: DOJ To Attempt Shut Down of 9/11 Evidence

On June 20, Bush Administration officials quietly informed a New York judge of their intention to commence legal actions likely to be far-reaching in their constitutional, political, and individual rights implications pertaining to current lawsuits and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00087.htm


15: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 12 September

1. JILL PETTIS (NZ Labour--Whanganui) to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): How will the recently announced Polytechnic Regional Development Fund assist skill development

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00222.htm


16: Saudi Arabia: The Sarajevo of the 21st Century?

Is Iraq a Diversion from the Real Invasion or Will Bush Try to Occupy Both Countries at Once? - by Michael C. Ruppert of From The Wilderness

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00119.htm


17: Parliament misled by irresponsible answers

New Zealand First MP and Deputy Leader, Peter Brown, has labelled the actions of Minister of Internal Affairs George Hawkins, for attempting to mislead the Parliament as “lamentable, reprehensible, and most regrettable”. The incident giving rise to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00235.htm


18: PM's Chief Adviser Wants Zimbabwe Style Media

RAROTONGA (Pacnews/Cook Islands News): The Prime Minister's chief adviser Piho Rua says Cook Islands Government should use the Zimbabwe media law as a model to control newspapers, Pacnews reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00136.htm


19: Farmers hit again by ACC

Farmers are angry that once again ACC's proposes to increase their levies, says Charlie Pedersen, Federated Farmers National Vice President.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00065.htm


20: Scoop Feedback: Election, AIDs, Budget And Whales

In This Edition: Letter to the Editor - Get Your Own Act Together - Fiscal Irresponsibility - The 'Anti-Whaling Fanatic' Responds

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00083.htm


21: Sept 11 Demonstration US Embassy Wellington

On September 11 2001, the world was rocked by a terrorist attack in New York killing up to 2500 innocent people. On the same day millions of innocent people died all over the world as a result of American Foreign Policy. The same thing happened the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00073.htm


22: Will United Future change its mind?

Petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB, Lindsay Mitchell, reports,"Whilst debating the newly named Social Security (Personal Development and Employment) Amendment Bill in Parliament yesterday, United Future MP, Judy Turner, said, 'The work ethic, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00066.htm


23: Scoop Archive: 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/archive/scoop/stories/86/29/200208282218.a20163e3.html


24: All aboard for a rail buy-back

Agreement is emerging from political parties, major users and from the public for the Government to regain control of the nation's rail track, Greens Co-leader, Jeanette Fitzsimons said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00231.htm


25: Sludge Report #142: Richard Butler Is A CIA Asset

In This Edition: Senate Hearing On Iraq “Blitzkrieg” Now On - Richard Butler Is A U.S. Spy – A CIA Asset

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00006.htm


26: Local government moves an outrage

Business NZ says it is an outrage that the Local Government Bill is continuing to proceed in the new Parliament despite the fact that a virtually new select committee is now considering the Bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00229.htm


27: 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


28: Think the Days of the Draft are Gone? Think Again

2.7 million Americans served in Vietnam. 304,000 of them were wounded in action, and over 75,000 of those were disabled by their injuries. As of Memorial Day 1996, there were 58,202 names listing the dead on the long, black monument in Washington, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00071.htm


29: United Future’s u-turn undermines the family

“United Future must justify its decision to do a u-turn by supporting the Social Security (Working Towards Employment) Amendment Bill. At face value the Bill is anti-family and an insult to widows,” said Party Leader Graham Capill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00067.htm


30: The 911 Evidence that May Hang George W. Bush

The Case Against G.W. Bush: a Preliminary "Hearing" in the Court of Common Sense

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00071.htm


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