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

1: Rumsfeld Fox News Transcript Plus Stakeout Comment

Q: There’s an article in the New York Times this morning about reconstituting Iraqi units, Iraqi military units, what are your feelings about that?

2: U.S. Offence Over Atrocity Claims Behind Arrest

Are NZ's Police prepared to use a new counter terrorism Act to gain intelligence on the country’s peace movement and activist, and are Police under pressure from the U.S. Embassy to crush a straight talking leftist from Epsom, Auckland?

3: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.

4: Matthew & Nikki: Culture Jammed - Sandringham Rd

Matthew and Nikki: Culture Jamned on Sandringham Road, Auckland.

5: Scoop Link: Melbourne Cup Runners, Odds And Picks

For latest odds and to place a bet see... and dial up Race 8 from Melbourne...

6: Police Jump to American Embassy Pressure

Global Peace and Justice Activist Bruce Hubbard will appear in the North Shore District Court tomorrow on a charge of “misuse of a telephone” under the Telecommunications Act.

7: U.S. Forces Suffer Losses in Iraq, Afghanistan

U.S. Forces Suffer Losses in Iraq, Afghanistan By Rudi Williams American Forces Press Service

8: Peace Activist Arrested Over Email To U.S. Embassy

A man active among New Zealand peace groups has been arrested over an email he sent to the U.S. Embassy in Wellington. Are the Police exercising powers drawn from the new Counter Terrorism Act to bring pressure against an organized peace protest movement?

9: 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 ...

10: Letter To U.S. Embassy: Arrest of Bruce Hubbard

You have picked the wrong country if you think you can use the NZ police to doing your bidding.

11: RSF Second World Press Freedom Ranking

Second world press freedom ranking - Cuba second from last, just ahead of North Korea - United States and Israel singled out for actions beyond their borders From:

12: Public Address 03/11/03 - Scams And Stuff

Public service message: if you received an email headed 'Westpac Bank E-mail Verification' today, don't act on its contents. It's a phishing scam and its perpetrators want to empty your bank account. As it happens, I am a Westpac customer, but the scam ...

13: Poll-driven speed camera policy won't work

Transport Minister Paul Swain is a ministerial puppet if he's going to rely on the Land Transport Safety Authority's latest poll results to justify his speed camera policy, says National's Police Spokesman Tony Ryall.

14: Australian Premiere Of ''The Matrix Revolutions''

In addition to the recent world premiere of “The Matrix Revolutions” at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the film’s unveiling at the exact same moment in time in every major city around the world on November 5 will be prefaced with two spectacular ...

15: NZ In Plot To Muzzle Staff At Commonwealth Sec.

A storm has broken out in England over disclosures in the Guardian newspaper that the New Zealand and British governments plotted to muzzle two staff from the Commonwealth Secretariat who were advising governments from poorer countries at the WTO ministerial ...

16: Dunne: Nats 'stunned mullets' as ACT moves in

United Future leader Peter Dunne, who weeks ago correctly picked that Rodney Hide would up the pressure on National by announcing a tilt at the Epsom seat at the next election, is now tipping Ruth Richardson to stand for ACT in Ilam.

17: Images: PM Helen Clark's Visit To Afghanistan

The photos below show the PM during her visit to the NZDF Provincial Reconstruction Team in Bamian province, west of Kabul, during which she met NZ personnel and Afghan provincial government leaders. For background on the visit see… Statement From PM ...

18: Toni Solo: Robert Zoellick and "Wise Blood"

It takes one bizarre fiction to understand another. Flannery O'Connor's 1952 novel ''Wise Blood'' is full of insight into its not so distant relation ''Free Trade''.

19: ACT's The Letter - Monday 3 November 2003

Politics has suddenly got exciting. While Labour claims to be pleased with Don Brash’s election, in fact Labour hoped that Bill English would remain leader. In retrospect, what is hard to understand is how 12 National MPs thought Bill could carry on.

20: Scoop Has Feedback: Activist Email Arrest Disturbs

I am shocked to hear that the US Embassy stooped to calling in the New Zealand Police to have a citizen questioned about an email message which had highlighted some aspects of US foreign policy.

21: A woman's place ... isn't with National

Don Brash's intention to abolish the Ministry of Women's Affairs is a clear signal that as far as the National Party is concerned, women's issues are off the front bench, off the back bench and off the political agenda, Green MP Sue Kedgley said ...

22: Sustainable New Zealand: Cycle Action

Promoting ‘soft’ transport options - cycling and walking - has become something of a pet project for central and local government.

23: National Portfolio Responsibilities, November 2003

1. Don Brash Leader Finance SIS 2. Nick Smith Deputy Leader Local Government Environment

24: PM visits NZ defence personnel in Iraq

Prime Minister Helen Clark visited New Zealand Defence Force engineers working on reconstruction and other tasks in Basra, Southern Iraq, on Saturday.

25: Brash announces National portfolios

In presenting the new portfolio allocations for National, I would like to emphasise the obvious: this is a lineup of responsibilities which is directly related to skills and to merit, and which is aimed to win the election in 18 months time.

26: New Zealand’s Anti-Terrorism Measures - Lecture

John Smith, an attorney with the US Department of Justice specialising in anti-terrorism measures and an Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellow, will discuss his project tracing the evolution of New Zealand’s anti-terrorism and emergencies laws through to the ...

27: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: A Few Good WACs

Cartoon by…

28: More ''Garbage'' from Mr Dunne

Pro tobacco, gambling, alcohol and GM MP Peter Dunne is once more lowering the standard of behavior at Parliament with his latest farcical statements regarding green MP Nandor Tanczos.

29: Waitangi Tribunal Dying as Honest Broker

Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia's three new appointments to the Waitangi Tribunal will help it decay into toothlessness ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

30: Fonterra to research GM dairy products

Blueberry-flavoured cheese anyone? How about watercress milk? New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has been given the go-ahead to research dairy products genetically modified with fruit enzymes to see... More...

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