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Scoop Top 30 weekend Ratings - April 16-17 2005


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

1: Dog Skin Report: Sleepwalking To Disaster In Iran

Below is a piece by former US Marine and UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter. It deserves to be read and re-read. And passed on.

2: UQ Wire: The Secret World Of 9.11

Crucial details in the biography of "Professor” Abdussattar Shaikh, the San Diego man called the "best chance to uncover the Sept. 11 plot before it happened” by the Joint Congressional 9.11 Intelligence Committee, are untrue, mis-leading, or false, ...

3: Public Address 15/04/05 - End Of World And More

The venerable Guardian caught stoking the fires of East-Asian thermonuclear war. New Zealand's top Bursary scholar not Chinese for the second year running. These are surely the end times. On the 'big scary China zombie-attack leaping from cupboard' ...

4: Rice On Fox News Channel's Hannity and Colmes

MR. HANNITY: Why don't you tell us about this American contractor that's being held hostage. He had a gun to his head. America's been watching.

5: Tickets On Sale - Premiere Of Star Wars Episode 3


6: World Taekwondo Championships Will Be In Madrid

New Zealand will send its first fully representative team in 11 years to the WTF World Taekwondo Championships to be held in Madrid, Spain between the 13-17 April 2005.

7: Sheila Samples: Pornographic Celebration Of Death

I knew I was in trouble that fateful Saturday when my friend Bernie literally kicked my door open and charged in -- arms bristling with snack food, pizza boxes rammed under his armpits -- a bulging sack from Mickey-D's gripped in each fist.

8: Bhutanese Refugees And The Int’l Community

As Bhutanese King Jigme Singye Wangchuk, chief guest at India's Republic Day function last week, arrived in New Delhi, Bhutanese refugees and rights activists staged a rally at the UN headquarters at New York to draw attention to the plight of the refugees. ...

9: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #88

HELP NEEDED: GPJA has 2000 posters to put up over the next two Sundays to build support for the Mayday march. Our theme for this day celebrating international labour solidarity is: Iraq, Afghanistan - ALL foreign troops OUT NOW and Defend the Right to Protest. ...

10: Not PC: Brash Has Still Got Education Wrong

Not PC: Brash Has Still Got Education Wrong by Peter Cresswell, from his blog 'Not PC'

11: Bonus Joules: Energy Babble

They say the darkest hour comes before the dawn. Well it sure has been dark of late. Maybe there are now glimmerings of dawn. This week the unbelievable happened and Don Brash announced they are going to alter their “mad” Electricity Reforms of the ...

12: Hawkins: NZ "citizenship that's worth the wait"

Prospective New Zealand citizens will be asked to prove their commitment to this country by waiting a bit longer for citizenship while New Zealand passports will be better protected under legislation passed in Parliament last night.

13: Martin LeFevre Meditations: An Inquiry into Evil

I finally finished Romeo Dallaire’s book, “Shake Hands with the Devil,” about the Rwandan genocide. Often I could only read a few pages at a time. The horror of it, and the relentless spiritual and philosophical questions it implicitly raises, have ...

14: Palestine: Settler Poison Phenomenon Spreads

In a recent escalation of ongoing attacks against Palestinians, Israeli settlers have spread poison on sheep grazing grounds. The Palestinian communities of Yasouf and a number of villages in the south Hebron hills have had their food and livelihood ...

15: Today’s Top Scoops

LEAD STORY:Cullen Calculates Transpower and Airways Corp's Worth - Parliament Passes Tougher Penalties For Sexual Offences - QPEC Says Govt Special Needs Funding Less Than 2% Per Year - MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES: - Algerian President Proposes Impunity ...

16: US Students Kick Military Recruiters Off Campus

Two years after the invasion of Iraq, which generated the biggest protests in history, the anti-war movement in the United States is re-gathering strength.

17: Peak Oil and Mirage Realism

Realism is the philosophical notion that what our scientific theories tell us about the world are more or less, or approximately true. Scientific theories are generally considered to be the pinnacle of human knowledge.

18: Cullen on Transpower deal

“The cross border leases entered by Transpower and Airways Corporation increase rather than reduce the New Zealand tax base and are legitimate tax instruments under United States law,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

19: Bolton-Negroponte Nominations & the OAS Stand-off

Appalling nominations and the race for the OAS secretary-general post: Dramatic examples of the U.S.’s failed Latin American policy and the Bush administration’s disdain for international norms.

20: Quicksilver launches Q-biz Website Builder

Quicksilver Internet has recently launched the new Q-biz Web Builder program; an affordable and user friendly way to design and run websites.

21: Algeria: Impunity For Humanity Crimes Proposed

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's proposal of a general amnesty for human rights abuses committed in the country's brutal internal conflict may permanently deprive victims or their families of their right to truth, justice and reparation, ...

22: No Right Turn Launches Candidate Survey

No Right Turn, one of New Zealand's largest left-wing blogs, has launched its 2005 election candidate survey.

23: Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith - Tickets From 7/4

Royce Moodabe, Managing Director of 20th Century Fox Films announced today that tickets for the highly anticipated film STAR WARS EPISODE 3: Revenge of the Sith will go on sale at participating cinemas at 10am on Thursday April 7th.

24: Kevin List: Mr Zaoui Comes To Wellington

The last time Ahmed Zaoui flew on a plane, he got nabbed at the airport, whisked off to a jail cell and interviewed without a lawyer present by the Police and members of the NZ Security Intelligence Service.

25: China Growth Demands Urgent Response

New Zealand must urgently increase its investment in skill and economic development if it is to have a chance against China’s growing manufacturing strength.

26: Where’s Joris on holocaust comments?

National Party Maori Affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee is calling on Joris de Bres to sign up for the Labour Party “and be open about it” given his silence on John Tamihere’s appalling holocaust comments.

27: Labour approved brother-sister sex paper

Labour approved a discussion paper that proposed legalising brother-sister sex for over-20-year-olds, according to official documents released today by National’s Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall.

28: SNAP! #27 is out NOW!

ON TUESDAY in my lunch hour between scarfi ng down some food and shifting a bit of propaganda around, I called in to Professor Harry Glasbeek's lecture called "Corporate Manslaughter: holding corporations criminally liable for workplace homicide." ...

29: UQ Wire: The Constitution Restoration Act

Just when you thought the corporatist/Christian Coalition had milked the 9/11 "surprise" for all it was worth in powers, profits and votes, we regret to report that you may have to think again. Just in case you've briefly fallen behind on your rightwing ...

30: Inside The ABC News UFO Documentary Hoax

Of course, the title of the show was `Peter Jennings Reporting…' – if only that were so. This is the story of how, once again, the corrupt Big Media has defrauded the American people, from one who had a front row seat to the spectacle.


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