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

1: US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now

I had the unique opportunity to interview five US military servicemen who just got back from Iraq, or in the case of two men, corresponded with their wives so that I could ask questions of these soldiers by mail.

2: Dossier Blows Up in Faces of Blair and Bush

Brits had African-uranium intelligence from only two sources and about only one nation — Niger. Worse, only one of the sources directly supported the uranium statement in Blair’s dossier cited by Bush in the State of the Union address: the source that ...

3: Fifteenth APEC Ministerial Meeting Joint Statement

APEC Ministers reviewed the achievements of the 2003 APEC year hosted by the Kingdom of Thailand and agreed on initiatives for the 2004 APEC year to be hosted by the Republic of Chile. Under Thailand’s theme for APEC 2003, “A World of Differences: ...

4: Sony launches its first DVD Handycam camcorders

AUCKLAND, 10 September, 2003 – Sony's has launched a new DVD Handycam® camcorder that advances the simplicity of making and sharing videos. The new camcorder produces DVD recordings that play back in most current home and PC DVD players, as well as ...

5: Bev Harris: Diebold End-Runs Around Certification

If certification isn't being done properly, the whole house of cards falls. Below are actual copies of internal Diebold memos which show that uncertified software is being used in elections, and that Diebold programmers intentionally end-run the ...

6: US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now (Pt. 3)

The following interview is with a sergeant in the U.S. Army who until recently has been completely dedicated to the cause of the US and 100% patriotic by his own definition. He said he has never had the reason or want, to question the government or the validity ...

7: ACT Publishes Most Effective MPs

The ACT party today published on its website the list of the most effective backbench Members of Parliament.

8: Government Should Not Attack Zaoui Lawyers

“I am requesting that my colleagues in our Labour-Progressive Government stop attacking Ahmed Zaoui’s defence lawyers” said Progressive Deputy Leader the Hon Matt Robson MP today.“ Deborah Manning and Richard McCleod have fought hard for their client ...

9: Top SI businesswoman supports sustainable No-GE NZ

Leading South Island businesswoman Peri Drysdale today endorsed moves to extend the genetic engineering (GE) moratorium for five years.

10: Undoing The Damage

Richard Prebble Speech to Auckland Regional Conference Alexandra Park Raceway, Auckland 10:30 am, Saturday 18 October 2003

11: John Chuckman: Several Steps Closer To Armageddon

The United States apparently has fitted out the Harpoon missiles it previously supplied Israel to accommodate nuclear warheads.

12: Top 10 Reasons Helen Clark Should Be The Next Pope

1. She passionately believes in the Holy Trinity: Helen Clark, Heather Simpson and Judith Tizard.

13: John Roughan: Silence Is Health!

Part of the fall out from our last five years of social unrest is to deepen the custom of our people keeping quiet when things go wrong. In fact, the greater the crime, the deeper the silence.

14: Bludgers and Thieves Make the Rich List

Libertarianz released a slightly different rich list today; unlike the NBR Rich List in which each penny of each listee has usually been earned freely - Donna Hall is one notable exception to this, however - this list is of the five highest earning ...

15: Scientist says destruction of GE sheep a scandal

An Auckland-based scientist has made an urgent plea for further research on thousands of GE sheep about to be destroyed because the company that owns them has gone bankrupt.

16: 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 ...

17: What Killed Alexander The Great?

16 October 2003 What Killed Alexander The Great? Otago Scientist Helps Solve Mysterious Death of Ancient Conqueror

18: Limbaugh's Top-Ten Overrated Athletes of All Time

Note from Dennis Hans: I’d like to wish the Rushman well as he attempts to kick his addiction to painkillers. The following article is based on an imaginary conversation Rush and I had two weeks before he publicly acknowledged his problem. Without further ...

19: 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 ...

20: Place naming law to be reviewed

A review of the New Zealand Geographic Board Act will update the process of naming places, Minister for Land Information John Tamihere says.

21: Who Is The Real Minister Of Maori Affairs?

New Zealand First has asked the Prime Minister to name the REAL Minister of Maori Affairs in her minority government and to explain what that minister actually does for Maori.

22: Kiwis Need More of the 'White' Stuff

Leading registered dietitian, Jeni Pearce, is encouraging everyone to drink a glass of milk today to mark World Osteoporosis Day, today (Monday, October 20).

23: Hate Speech Agenda And Censorship Concerns

Hate Speech Agenda And Censorship Concerns Changes To Human Rights Act Signal Suppression Of Non-Pc Viewpoints

24: Bush Meets with President Hu of China

President Bush Meets with President of China Remarks by President Bush and President Hu Jintao of China

25: APEC: Bush Cites Danger After Osama Tape

by Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand - U.S. President George Bush said on Sunday (Oct. 19) Osama bin Laden's newest tape proves "there is still a danger," and thanked Thailand's military for sending troops to Afghanistan and Iraq.

26: In Bolivia, A President Is Forced To Leave

At midday no one knew how Friday would turnout here. The whole nation tried to decipher the mysterious and cryptic messages coming out of the Presidential Palace.

27: Welcome Home To New Zealand's Liberal Party

Thank you for attending today. It's great to be here in ACT's urban liberal heartland.

28: NZ Raelians Say ‘Yes To Gm’

Members of the NZ Raelian Movement will have an "all GM meal" at Albert Park in Auckland on Saturday 25th October at 1.00pm to demonstrate their support for genetically modified foods.

29: Kidd Millennium: Guess Who's Coming To Dinar

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30: Hartmann: The Battle Hymn of the New Liberal Media

In the last Democratic debate, one of the questioners pointed out that fewer Americans identify themselves as either liberals or Democrats than at any time since before Roosevelt's New Deal. The implicit question was, "What's so bad about you guys that ...

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