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Scoop Top 30 weekend Ratings - May 20-21 2005


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

1: 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.

2: European Tour: Re-Open 911 Investigations Campaign

PHILIP J. BERG, Esquire, a Lafayette Hill, PA attorney, joined multi-millionaire Jimmy Walter, an American currently living in Europe, for a seven country/eight city tour, after conducting research with a team of experts on the attacks on the Pentagon ...

3: Will Pitt: Short Tales from Bizarro World

You know things have gone more than a bit around the bend when it takes a British MP with a hard Scottish brogue to throw a little truth against the walls of the U.S. Senate chamber to see what will stick. George Galloway, accused of profiteering in ...

4: Doug Giebel: A Nation Willingly Deceived

That incriminating "smoking gun" memo proving the Bush and Blair Administrations pre-determined an invasion and occupation of Iraq long before the invasion occurred has apparently come and gone, barely noted in the American press, AWOL from editorial ...

5: A Week of It: Nazis, Parties & Media Matters

In this edition: - Anonymous Hidesight Reader Seeks Help And Provokes A Witch-hunt - Media Matters – The Dangers Involved In Working For The Sunday Star Times - When is 'Off The Record' Actually 'On The Record' - Journo With Special Insight Into NZ's ...

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


7: Digital Strategy Positive, Open Source Missing

The Government's Digital Strategy, released today, is a positive development, but the lack of acknowledgement of Open Source and 'e-waste' issues is disappointing, says Green Party IT Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos.

8: MeNZB(tm) Vaccination Campaign Starts Derailing

"The Minister of Health has confirmed that none of the five deaths acknowledged as being due to meningococcal disease so far this year could have been prevented by the MeNZB(tm) vaccination programme," say risk & policy analyst Ron Law, and writer/researcher ...

9: Update From Palestine

Israeli Occupation soldiers killed a married Palestinian man, Omar Mutei Assrawe (25) at the Al- Kufrayat military checkpoint near Tulkarem as he was on his way to work. The Israelis prevented an ambulance from reaching the man following the shooting.

10: Not-So Endearing Enduring Military Bases In Iraq

It's not easy writing about something about which I know very little, but I'm going to try anyway. (Hey, you, in the back. I heard that. It has too stopped me before.)

11: Newsweek To Remove Spines From Future Publications

MSM--Since its founding in 1933, the pages of Newsweek have been held together by a perfect combination of glue and staples. The binding method proved incredibly effective, ensuring that the pages would not be lost or shuffled in the wrong order.

12: Narconews: Bolivian Miners Besiege Capital

Today around 500 miners came down from El Alto. Led by Jaime Solares and the secretary general of the Bolivian Mineworkers Federation, Miguel Zuvieta, they again confronted the police just outside downtown La Paz. Meanwhile, the long march led by Evo Morales' ...

13: Wellington's Songstar Finalists Masseurs & Powell

Andrew Masseurs and I (Mathew Powell) have been selected as one of the top 5 from over 650 entries. We are the only Wellington based songwriting duo in the competition. We've been writing our own songs for 15 years (since our college days) and wrote ...

14: Call For Info On Corrupt U.S. Bomb-Detector Deal

Thailand wants Washington to confirm no Thai government officials received bribes in an attempt to sell American bomb-detectors to Bangkok's international airport, after the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, ...

15: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

LEAD STORY: Scoop Analysis: Budget 2005 A Very Political Baby Indeed! - Scoop Budget 2005 Coverage Details - 2005 Meningococcal Deaths Would Not Have Been Prevented By Vaccine - Fewer Britons and Aussies Visiting New Zealand - Department Of Labour Urges ...

16: Scoop Images: Dawn Over Ohau Autumn 2005

" I took this shot this morning at first light. Lovely colours with the mist rolling in over the lake and the sun just making its appearance." - Norm Mackay Lake Ohau

17: Flood recovery measures under way

Prime Minister Helen Clark is today visiting flood-ravaged communities in the Bay of Plenty.

18: David Ray Griffin: 9/11 and the American Empire

This lecture was delivered at the University of Wisconsin at Madison on April 18, 2005. - I will begin by unpacking the key terms in the title of my talk: “9/11,” “American empire,” and “religious people,” beginning with the last one.

19: Palast: Cowardice in Journalism Award for Newsweek

"It's appalling that this story got out there," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on her way back from Iraq. What's not appalling to Condi is that the US is holding prisoners at Guantanamo under conditions termed "torture" by the Red Cross.

20: Top 40 Hour Famine schools announced

World Vision has just announced the 21 senior school scholarship winners and 20 intermediate school scholarship winners for this year's 40 Hour Famine, a selection that will eventually see three senior students selected for Sanitarium Travelling Scholarships ...



22: Meditations: Two Kinds of Learning

I’ve never been one for Zen koans. They’ve always seemed to me to be trick questions designed to produce insights that simple, undivided observation can engender. But here’s a kind of koan: What is learning when it is based on unlearning?

23: Interview: Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man

An interview with, John Perkins - author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" - who says he says he helped the U.S. cheat poor countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars by lending them more money than they could possibly repay and ...

24: Visitor Arrivals from Australia and the UK Down

In April 2005, there were fewer short-term overseas visitor arrivals from Australia (down 7,900 or 10 percent) and the United Kingdom (down 2,400 or 12 percent), compared with April 2004, Statistics New Zealand said today. Overall, there were 174,800 visitor ...

25: Cora Fraser: Israeli Isolation Wall Ensnares Jews

Land locked : Within the towering : Weight of the Wall : Gated by Israeli : Offensive Forces : Shutting out : Hope of peace : Light of reason : Winds of change

26: Budget 2005 - the Big Fizzer

After days of whisperings up and down the country about some form of tax relief, all we got were tax threshold adjustments, in line with inflation (really an economic necessity), in 2008 - whoopee! This is an insult to hard-working Kiwis who have spent ...

27: ATVs: Safer farm transport sought

All terrain vehicles (ATVs) have become an almost indispensable tool on farms – but at a cost, as a recent report from the Taranaki Coroner has identified.

28: Happy 30th Birthday Official NZ Music Chart

This week's chart marks the 30th birthday of what is now the Official New Zealand Music Chart. Ranking popular songs in order started in America with Billboard magazine, the first charts measuring the sales of sheet music.

29: Scoop Top Scoops Special – Budget 2005

HEADLINES: Scoop Analysis: Budget 2005 A Very Political Baby Indeed! Cullen Details Key Points Of Budget 2005 Prime Minister Says Budget Builds Strong Foundation Scoop Photo-Essay: Budget Day In The Lock-Up

30: Push Back on the White House Newsweek Scam

by Congressman John Conyers Tue May 17th, 2005 at 07:35:45 PDT

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