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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: 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: John Pilger: Bush's War On Terror Is A Cruel Hoax

At the British Labour Party conference following the September 11, 2001, attacks, Prime Minister Tony Blair said memorably: ''To the Afghan people, we make this commitment. We will not walk away... ''

4: Powell Outlines Challenges to Middle East Progress

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell discussed a broad range of political and economic challenges confronting the Middle East in his September 29 address to the first U.S.-Arab Economic Forum in Detroit.

5: BBC : Stick To Your Own Patch

“The BBC should confine its reporting to events rather than, by inference, taking sideswipes at New Zealand First,” said New Zealand First Deputy Leader, Peter Brown. He was commenting on an internet media announcement on the BBC News which displays ...

6: Scoop Feedback 4 Response To Holmes Sacking Survey

Scoop has received a total of 131 emails to the Scoop Survey: Should Holmes Be Sacked? Here is the latest instalment.

7: Speech by Don Brash - A Nation in Peril

I'm delighted to be the second National MP this year to address a major ACT conference, and I greatly appreciate your invitation.

8: 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 ...

9: Scoop Reader Survey: Should Paul Holmes Be Sacked?

New Zealand broadcast don Paul Holmes last week raged-racist against United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan, calling him a “Cheeky Darkie” on Holmes’ morning Newstalk ZB radio show. The mind-filth was certainly a low and demoralizing point in the broadcaster’s ...

10: Huge Scale Of Auckland’s Infrastructure Shortfall

Grafton Gully’s Wellesley Street Bridge Opening Brings Home The Huge Scale Of Auckland’s Transport Infrastructure Shortfall

11: 50+ Countries Support Int. Criminal Court At UN

Over 50 Countries Voice ICC Support in Security Council Open Debate As U.S. Cuts Aid to ICC States Parties, Global ICC Support is Reinforced

12: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #47

We have a double treat next week. This Monday, October 6, 7.30pm, is the regular GPJA forum (first Monday of the month if you haven¹t discovered this yet). Speaking will be Jane Kelsey just back from the WTO protests at Cancun as well as a report ...

13: 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 ...

14: Guyana Venezuela seek aid to settle border dispute

Guyana and Venezuela are seeking to reinvigorate discussions under the aegis of Secretary-General Kofi Annan in a bid to resolve the nearly two-century-old border dispute between the two neighbours on the northern shoulder of South America, a United Nations spokesman ...

15: Public Address 02/10/03 - Holy Dreamspaces

It's not often you might have been in the company of a spy, or even a suspected one, but a recent promo on BBC World for Dreamspaces , a series about modern architecture and contemporary design, took me back to when I was...

16: 420 Thai Troops Dispatched To Iraq

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Anxious to strengthen its military partnership with America and qualify as a "major non-NATO ally," Thailand has dispatched more than 420 troops to Iraq.

17: Congress Inquiry Finds That Cheney Is A Sleazeball

Undisclosed Location --Vice-President Dick ‘Big Time’ Cheney has come under intense scrutiny for his ballsy out and out assertion on "Meet the Press" that he had no financial interest in Halliburton, the company that he ran from 1995-2000.

18: "Shallow Throat" Tells How Bush Can Be Defeated

The message I got from Shallow Throat was: "Let's talk outside the Beltway. Lubbock airport 3 p.m. Tuesday, on your way back from Houston."

19: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

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

20: Chuckman Cartoon: The Wall

Cartoon by John Chuckman

21: Rice is Right About "Enrichment" of Intelligence

National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice committed an act of plagiarism on the September 28 edition of Fox News Sunday. In response to a fair-and-balanced question, she acknowledged that “there was an enrichment of the intelligence from 1998 over ...

22: Black Box Voting: Read The Book, It's Free & HERE!

Black Box Voting – The book is out of the gate. Go here for FREE electronic chapters 1-2. New uploads are scheduled every two days. (They may come sooner.)

23: Myanmar Times Says Burmese Want U.S. Invasion

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Many Burmese want U.S. President George W. Bush and the U.N. to invade Burma with warplanes and troops to topple the military regime, said Burma-based Ross Dunkley, a CEO and managing editor of the government-censored Myanmar Times.

24: Speech at Brigham Young Uni. Utah - Peter Dunne

Ladies and gentlemen, greetings from Middle Earth and thank you for the opportunity to address you on an issue of intense interest to the whole world – the role of the family in society and the proper function of government in relation to the family.

25: The Ecological Price Of Meat, World Vegetarian Day

A recent report compiled at Harvard Medical School ( paints a grim picture of the adverse impact of livestock farming on biodiversity, the environment and world hunger.

26: North Korea Talks Big Factor in Troop Dispatch

President Roh Moo-hyun said on Wednesday (Oct. 1) that the nation’s dispatch of combat troops to Iraq would be possible only when peace and stability on the Korean peninsula is certain.

27: Brash Report: Keep Racial Politics Out Of Researc

Racial divisions in New Zealand are being heightened by this Government. My colleague, Simon Power, recently issued a press statement setting out an appalling list of cases illustrating how this Government's policies are intensifying racial divisiveness ...

28: Scoop Links: Japanese Nukes & The Black Budget

Two stories that will appeal to those inclined to look behind the news. Needless to say neither of these stories is likely to appear in the Dompost any time soon.

29: John Roughan: The Bomb Is Still Ticking!

A number of African states, during the 1990s, blew themselves apart. Some, in fact, continue to do so to this very day. These nations began their killing ways first as 'failed states' but quickly moved on to society collapse.

30: Quit Pandering To Unions, Minister

ACT New Zealand Transport Spokesman Deborah Coddington today said that Transport Minister Paul Swain's use of road user funds to pander to union interests was totally irresponsible and unacceptable.

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