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

1: Return Of The King Trailer Is Here! brings you this exclusive first look at THE RETURN OF THE KING! This file was sent to us by person or persons unknown, it shows 1:35 minutes in GLORIOUS quicktime a TON of shots from ROTK. Sam and Frodo in Moria, Pippin and Merry, Gandalf ...

2: Scoop Has Feedback: Aquada Article Misleading

This article is extremely misleading ( amongst many others)and fails to acknowledge the 'actual' inventor being Terry Roycroft of Auckland.

3: Transcript: G.W. Bush's Address On Terror & Iraq

Nearly two years ago, following deadly attacks on our country, we began a systematic campaign against terrorism. These months have been a time of new responsibilities, and sacrifice, and national resolve and great progress.
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4: 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 ...

5: Worldwide call on Iceland to stop whaling

Sydney, Monday September 8, 2003: Whale watchers worldwide today condemned the Icelandic Government for jeopardising Iceland’s booming whale watch industry by restarting its whaling program.

6: Unique Whale Offer to Icelandic Government

Reykjavik, Iceland 5 September 2003: The arrival of the Rainbow Warrior in Iceland today launched a public tour that will take the ship around the small North Atlantic Island. At the same time Greenpeace presented an offer to the Icelandic Government, ...

7: Thom Hartmann: Blood, Oil, and Tears

The two words we never hear in the corporate media's discussion of Iraq are "oil" and "nationalism."

8: Hard News 08/08/03 - Sealed Section

Having courted a media beat-up with her upcoming book on the on the beauty of young boys, Germaine Greer throws another rock in the pond today with publication of the latest edition of Quarterly Essay ...

9: The Diebold San Luis Obispo File Mystery Deepens

NEWS BULLETIN: The San Luis Obispo Election File Mystery. - The County Explain, Jim March and Bev Harris Analyse Sunday, 07 September 2003(PDT) By Bev Harris & Jim March

10: W32.Sobig.F@mm - updated statistics

Here's the latest updates on W32.Sobig.F@mm from the Symantec Security Response experts: Symantec Security Response has received a total of 6,031 submissions, of which, 654 are corporate submissions and 5,377 are consumer infections.

11: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

Go to Google , type "ROTK Trailer" into the box and click the "I am feeling lucky" button.

12: 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 ...

13: 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, ...

14: Stateside: Thinking Outside The Stadium

The most compelling reason the United States should not be in charge of any military operations around the world is American football. I came to this realisation at a hometown match this weekend, where I was continually in shock and awe of the daft ...

15: If Parliament was run like the WTO...

The Green Party is urging the Government speak out for the rights of developing countries so they don't get trampled on again, at this week's World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting in Cancun.

16: ACT's The Letter: 8 September 2003

The Treaty, Maori, and what sovereignty means, are going to be the defining issues for a generation.

17: Brian Cloughley: Bush's Stacked Deck

Damon Runyon, in 'The Idyll of Miss Sarah Browne' (which became the musical 'Guys and Dolls'), delivered a cautionary tale through his character Obadiah Masterton, otherwise known on Broadway as The Sky, whose father offered him advice in lieu of ...

18: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Moses Loses In Alabama

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19: What, ANOTHER Petrol Tax?!

ACT New Zealand Transport Spokesman Deborah Coddington today condemned Labour's plan to tax motorists - based on the distance they travel - as just another blatant tax grab.

20: John Chuckman: The Perfumed Prince

The Perfumed Prince declared himself a Democrat. Many Americans may not recognize the nickname bestowed upon Wesley Clarke by British colleagues as he strutted around Serbia with his set of platinum-plated general's stars carefully repositioned each ...

21: EA announces an NZ first in PC game packaging

Commencing September, Electronic Arts New Zealand will be releasing new packaging for all its PC titles. The move to a new pack size has been based on North American and European gaming industry trends where those territories have adopted DVD or "Mini ...

22: Chuckman Cartoon: Where The Roadmap Ends

Cartoon by John Chuckman…

23: GM announced to manage first New Zealand resort

Outrigger Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Mr Ken Harris to manage the group's first resort in New Zealand, Outrigger At The Beacon, Queenstown, which is due to open in November.

24: Banks Speech To Auckland Rowing Club

Official opening of Auckland Rowing Club’s new clubhouse 2.00pm, Saturday, 6 September 2003 Ian Shaw Park, Mount Wellington Speech notes: Hon John Banks

25: Singapore Crime Thriller Just Published

New Zealand writer Bob Nimmo’s long-awaited new book Caught in a Singapore Sling has just been released to retail bookstores nation-wide.

26: GPJA: Protest US Consulate, 11am, Sat Sept 13

Aucklanders have the opportunity to join a protest to mark the worldwide day of action and protest the NZ government's decision to send troops to Iraq at the end of this month to assist the US/UK occupation. There will be a rally outside the US ...

27: Lifting the GE Moratorium

On 29 October this year the moratorium on applications for the commercial release of genetically modified organisms will automatically expire. United Future supports this development because we believe that allowing the practical application and development ...

28: Well Done Nats Re: Murtle The Tractor Prank

Good on National MP Shane Ardern for driving a tractor up the steps of Parliament.

29: Ethanol in petrol blends to be free from duty

Ethanol used in petrol blends is to be free from excise duty for at least two years, in recognition of its environmental benefits.

30: Prebble On Leadership -- Richard Prebble

Today I would like to set out an agenda for a Centre Right victory in the next election. The key to success is leadership.

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Binoy Kampmark: Rot In The Australian Civil Service

There is no better example of Australia’s politicised public service than its Home Affairs Secretary, Mike Pezzullo. In most other countries, he would have been the ideal conspirator in a coup, a tittletattler in the ranks, and bound to brief against those he did not like. Give him a dagger, and he was bound to use it. More

Ramzy Baroud: The Palestinian Cause Belongs To The World

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