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Scoop Top 30 Ratings - May 22 2005


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

1: George Galloway Receives A Hero's Welcome Home

George Galloway received a rapturous welcome this Wednesday at a Respect rally in central London, less than twenty four hours after his barnstorming performance in the US Senate.

2: Fidel Castro Speech: “A Different Behavior”

Special address by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the “Jose Marti” Anti-imperialist Square. May 20,2005.

3: 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.

4: 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.

5: Complete Testimony of George Galloway At US Senate

Testimony of Mr. George Galloway, Member of the British Parliament, before the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Permanent Subcommittee

6: Digital Daze Ahead?

Consumers will be the winners in a digital broadcasting future that offers almost endless choice to television and radio users, according to a new report released today by NZ On Air. The report has been prepared by Paul Norris and Brian Pauling ...

7: Confidence And Supply Move Threatens Stable Govt.

United Future MP Judy Turner today confirmed that her party threatened to vote against the Government on confidence and supply unless it supported a last minute backroom change to the Misuse of Drugs Act, says Green MP Nandor Tanczos.

8: 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, ...

9: Public Address 23/05/05 - Strange Things

Planting a book is not like planting a bomb ... Of all obscure experiences nested within other obscure experiences, how fares the finding of a well-thumbed English language paperback of 'The Mind of Adolf Hitler' planted on a random shelf of the ...

10: Chuckman: A Breath Of Fresh Air Sweeps Into Hell

Like a refreshing breeze blowing briefly over those damned to endure the hell created by America's government came the words of British M.P. George Galloway to an American Senate Committee. The man was simply magnificent. Tough, brave, and articulate - ...

11: 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 ...

12: Replacement Due For Police Rifles

"The new rifle will be more operationally compatible with the other police standard issue firearm, the semi-automatic Glock," says Assistant Commissioner Peter Marshall.

13: Scoop Link: Seymour Hersh On Abu Ghraib Inquiries

It's been over a year since I published a series of articles in the New Yorker outlining the abuses at Abu Ghraib. There have been at least 10 official military investigations since then - none of which has challenged the official Bush administration line that ...

14: Stateside With Rosalea: The Mother of All Bells

Will somebody please tell the Minister for Information Technology that you don't actually have to type www. into a browser these days to get to a web address? It does not make you look hip to use "dub, dub, dub" when making a speech; it makes ...

15: Left-hand Drive Enthusiasts Demand Action

More than 3000 left-hand drive enthusiasts have banded together to lobby Land Transport New Zealand to keep its promise to review the law governing the importation of late model left-hand drive vehicles.

16: National list an insult to New Zealand

National list an insult to New Zealand National’s luring the chair of the WTO agriculture committee and New Zealand’s ambassador to the WTO at a crucial time in multilateral negotiations is a kick in the teeth for all New Zealanders, Trade Negotiations Minister ...

17: Revenge of the Sith Gets Largest Cinema Opening


18: Human Resources Toolkit for farmers launched

A new tool to help sheep and beef farmers in employing and managing staff has been launched by Meat & Wool New Zealand.

19: Job ad analysis shows skill shortages deepening

The number of advertised job vacancies in newspapers nationwide was 13% higher in April, compared with April 2004, according to the Department of Labour’s Job Vacancy Monitor.

20: John Bolton's Divorce – Group Sex Allegations

Publisher Larry Flynt's Questions Posed to State Department Regarding Corroborated Allegations that First Wife was Forced into Group Sex go Unanswered

21: COHA: Deteriorating U.S.-Mexico Relations

COHA Speaks: 1. Luis Posada Carriles 2. Deteriorating U.S.-Mexico Relations 3. The Brazil-Argentina Rivalry

22: 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 ...

23: Greens hope many pens will save the whales

The Green Party is hoping to prove that the pen is mightier than the harpoon, in launching a letter-writing campaign aimed at stopping Japan's plan to kill humpback and fin whales.

24: 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 ...

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


26: Link: 1 Trillion Missing - DoD Waste Under Fire

The Department of Defense, already infamous for spending $640 for a toilet seat, once again finds itself under intense scrutiny, only this time because it couldn't account for more than a trillion dollars in financial transactions, not to mention ...

27: SEC Declares Symantec Proxy Statement Effective

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) and VERITAS Software Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTS) today announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission has declared effective the Form S-4 Registration/Joint Proxy statement concerning their proposed merger. Each company will hold a special ...

28: Brash: Tax Cuts Key to a Spirit of Enterprise

Nearly 600 people get on a plane and leave New Zealand to move permanently to Australia each week - 30,000 in the past year - the equivalent of losing the city of Gisborne each year. They go because they can see a better life with better rewards for themselves ...

29: Bill Berkowitz: Getting its Buzz On

As the deadline approached for naming its GOP Hypocrite of the Week for the Friday, May 13, edition of , Editor Mark Karlin was faced with a daunting challenge. While some of the previous "winners" -- Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, House ...

30: UN Burundi Mission Probes Deaths of 2 Peacekeepers

Two South African soldiers with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Burundi were dead today, one of them allegedly killed by a volley of gunshots from a companion who then shot himself to death, leaving four others in the group wounded, a UN spokesman ...


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