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

2: Blood, Oil, Guns And Bullets - Globalisation & War

Terror, invasion, occupation and militarization are hallmarks of the US-led corporate recolonisation of Iraq. But they have long been the hallmarks of colonialism and imperialism the world over.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00161.htm


3: Online auction for children’s charity

Meridian Energy is hosting an online auction for the children’s charity Kiwi Can. The auction is on the popular trading site Trade Me (www.trademe.co.nz) from 9am Monday 24 November finishing on Monday 1 December.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0311/S00087.htm


4: Top NZ Photographer Gets The Ultimate Billing

Acclaimed New Zealand landscape photographer Andris Apse has achieved the ultimate exhibition space - on the side of an Air New Zealand Boeing 747-400.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00197.htm


5: Breast cancer screening buses lie idle

The six mobile breast-screening buses are lying idle when they could be saving more lives, says National's Health spokeswoman Dr Lynda Scott.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00421.htm


6: Feb 2003 Santa Barbara DA PR On Michael Jackson

The purpose of this press release is to balance the widespread public interest in the position of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office relative to the recent BBC program on Michael Jackson with the operational needs of this office to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00185.htm


7: Scoop Images: Swing Low Sweet Chariot (OFFENSIVE)

READERS NOTE - WARNING: The following image is offensive and not particularly sporting. After consulting internally and considering blanking out the offensive words we have decided to use it at is. Consider yourself warned if you choose to view.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9910/S00029.htm


8: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00211.htm


9: Uncovered - JRR Tolkiens Real Middle Earth

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, 19th November 2003 - Discovermiddleearth.com launches this week with a unique calendar featuring photography on Tolkiens Trail in Birmingham, England, unveiling the locations that inspired JRR Tolkiens Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00105.htm


10: UQ Wire: George W. Bush Loves Michael Jackson

A number of explosions tore through the British consulate in Turkey today, killing scores of people. George W. Bush is in England, surrounded on all sides by enraged British citizens whose massive protests have required nearly every police officer ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00170.htm


11: Indymedia Images: Bush Protests In London

The following is a snapshot of Indymedia coverage of the second day of protests in London against U.S. President George Bush's state visit to the United Kingdom.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00158.htm


12: Links: California Declares Paper Ballots Mandatory

A little over four months ago, on July 8th, Scoop Media broke a significant international news story about apparent security flaws in the United States voting apparatus - see… Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate! & Bev Harris: Inside A U.S. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00171.htm


13: Santa Barbara DA Statement On Michael Jackson

District Attorney Thomas W. Sneddon, Jr. today announced that members of his investigative staff yesterday participated and assisted Sheriff’s personnel in the execution of three search warrants—one at Neverland Ranch and two in locations in the Southern ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00192.htm


14: Images: Admark’s Middle-Earth Challenge!

Admark’s partnership with Air New Zealand continues with the newly-themed Lord of the Rings Boeing 747-400, designed to commemorate the release of the third and final instalment of the trilogy – The Return of the King.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00221.htm


15: Indymedia UK: Stop Bu$h - National Demonstration

Massive demonstrations are currently taking place in Trafalgar Square in London. Indymedia reporters on the scene estimate 250,000 - 300,000 people were in attendance for the toppling of a George Bush statue at 5:22 PM GMT.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00164.htm


16: Mai Music & SAE Awards Scholarship

Maori record label Mai Music and the world's largest audio engineering educational institute - SAE - has announced the second winner of the music industry scholarship, He Taonga Waiata.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0311/S00058.htm


17: Sam Smith: Handling The Bullies

For many years now, the Republican right has engaged in a politics of cultural bullying that is the direct descendent of the southern segregationists. It is based on anathematizing a minority in order to solidify its own political base around false assumptions of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00163.htm


18: Arrest Warrant Issued for Michael Jackson

Yesterday morning at around 8:30 a.m., investigators from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department and the Santa Barbara District Attorney's Office served a search warrant at the Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos. Simultaneous to the service of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00193.htm


19: Prestige disaster devastating effect on seabirds

Madrid, Spain – One year after the sinking of the Prestige oil tanker, BirdLife International’s Spanish Partner, SEO/BirdLife, has released a report confirming the devastating effect of the spill on seabirds, with up to almost a quarter of a million affected, the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0311/S00074.htm


20: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00064.htm


21: Auckland set to welcome gigantic cruise ship

The historic arrival this weekend of the $1 billion cruise ship Star Princess is going to be a fabulous spectacle no Aucklander should miss,” Auckland City Mayor Hon John Banks said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0311/S00155.htm


22: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Istanbul Bombings Target British Consulate: 26 Dead - Crown To Proceed With Kupe Gas Field Sale - Blood, Oil, Guns, Bullets Partner the Neoliberlisation Agenda: Aziz Choudry Writes - Bush Schmoozes Whitehall Over Iraq Invasion - UK Indymedia On The ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00169.htm


23: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm


24: Top 10 Repercussions Of The All Blacks Defeat

1. In a remarkable coincidence all state-owned media misplace all footage of Jim Anderton smugly telling the country in 1999 that we've never won the world cup with a centre right government but we'll win the next one with a centre left one.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00166.htm


25: LOTR Charity Screening First Public Showing in NZ

Fans of The Lord of the Rings will have the chance to be the first to see the final film in Peter Jackson’s motion picture trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, at the Auckland Charity Screening, Village SKYCITY Cinemas, Broadway, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00113.htm


26: Annan Hails Iraq Oil-for-Food Programme

On the eve of its expiry, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today hailed as "unprecedented" the multi-billion dollar United Nations Oil-for-Food programme, which fed most Iraqis for seven years under Saddam Hussein's sanctions-bound regime, and vowed to continue ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00211.htm


27: Chuckman Cartoon: More Flush Bush 2004 Images

For the first image in this series see… Chuckman Cartoon: Don't Forget To Flush

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00142.htm


28: Save Air NZ: The Appeal Of Flogging A Dead Horse

So Air New Zealand and Qantas are to appeal. Apparently the Commerce Commission must be out of its mind not to approve a proposal whereby competition between the two airlines would cease.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00267.htm


29: Public Address 21/11/03 - Challenges

There was a palpable air of unreality about the Bush-Blair press conference in London overnight. Even though events were raging as the two men spoke, the talk was such that it might have been scripted any time in the past few months...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00168.htm


30: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00105.htm


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