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Scoop Top 30 Ratings - May 22 2005


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

1: The 9/11 Commission Report: A 571-Page Lie

In discussing my second 9/11 book, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions , I have often said, only half in jest, that a better title might have been “a 571-page lie.” (Actually, I was saying “a 567-page lie,” because I was forgetting to count ...

2: PM/Media Biffo, MFAT Loses Nat & Ching Pinged

In This Edition: - PM Not Happy With New Zealand Herald - MFAT Official Joins Nats And Sparks Government Anger. - Ching Looks To Have No Chance Of Being A Labour Candidate For 2005 Election

3: Attack On Election Board Whistleblower In Ohio

The potential firing of Ohio whistleblower Sherole Eaton, Deputy Director of the Hocking County Board of Elections, has re-fired bitter controversy over the stolen 2004 presidential election.

4: Let's Get Ready To Rumble! Sex Survey Begins...

So, when it comes to sex, how long is too long to go without? Are New Zealanders still taking risks? Is Daniel Carter still the country's sexiest celebrity?

5: Fabricating Intelligence as Justification for War

Phony intelligence was created and fed into the news chain with a view to justifying the invasion of Iraq. The balance-sheet of lies and fabricated intelligence presented in this selection of articles provides detailed and overwhelming evidence.

6: Sirocco in the Kingdom of Morocco

Two years ago, bombings blasted Casablanca killing 45 people, including the 12 assailants. The targets included a hotel, two restaurants, and a cemetery. Tarek Cherkaoui examines the terror attack and considers who could have carried out this operation...

7: Greg Palast IV: Fixed Intelligence to Justify Iraq

British Memo Indicates Bush Administration Fixed Intelligence to Justify Iraq Invasion - Interview with Greg Palast, investigative reporter and author, conducted by Scott Harris

8: Sen. Harry Reid Statement On Judicial Nominee Deal

There is good news for every American in this agreement. The so-called "nuclear option" is off the table. This is a significant victory for our country, for democracy, and for all Americans. Checks and balances in our government have been ...

9: MoH response to Meningococcal Gold Rush Quickguide

SCOOP EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a point by point response to the "Gold Rush Quickguide" by Barbara Sumner Burstyn and Ron Law. The Quickguide was a short form version of the "The Meningococcal Gold Rush" , an article published by Scoop on February ...

10: Sam Smith: Newsweek Resigns From The Free Press

Reliable sources inform us that Newsweek will no longer be using reliable sources. Instead it will be relying on such unreliable sources as professional message manipulators, bureaucrats with their asses in hock, political appointees on their way up, legislators ...

11: Rice Remarks At AIPAC Annual Policy Conference

Thank you very much. Well, thank you for that very warm welcome. (Cheering.) Thank you for that warm welcome. Thank you, Bernice, for that kind introduction and for your leadership of this organization. I want to thank Amy Friedkin and Howard Kohr ...

12: 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.

13: When Neo-Cons and Theo-Cons Meet at Armageddon

Will future historians portray George W. Bush as the heroic leader of a new world empire and reborn Christian nation? Or, will they treat him as one of America's worst presidents ever ? It all depends on who wins and who loses.

14: UQ Wire: 9.11 Shuck n' Jive at Shuckum's

Mohamed Atta didn’t drink, do cocaine, or hang out in strip clubs, and the official FBI account of the terrorist conspiracy to take down the World Trade Center is pretty much right on the money, according to a new book, "Perfect Soldiers: The Hijackers, ...

15: Dobson Blasts Filibuster 'Betrayal'

COLORADO SPRINGS: Focus on the Family Action Chairman Dr. James C. Dobson today issued the following statement, upon the announcement by members of the U.S. Senate that a "compromise" had been reached on the filibuster issue:

16: Marjorie Cohn: Close Guantánamo Prison

Last month, in a little-noticed vote, the Senate rejected Democratic Senator Robert Byrd's proposal to delete funding for the US prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

17: Nobel nominee explains psychology behind genocide

Nobel peace prize nominee Professor Vamik Volkan will give a public lecture at AUT’s Akoranga campus this week entitled Killing in the name of identity - large group psychology and massive violence.

18: Secretary-General Heading to Ethiopia and Sudan

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will co-chair a pledging conference on Thursday to support the African Union's (AU) mission in the Darfur region of western Sudan, where for the past two years rebels have been waging a war against the Government ...

19: Kevin List's PM Presser Report

Thousands of redundancies and a scaled-down state sector were hinted at by the National Party's finance spokesperson John Key yesterday. While being interviewed on Auckland radio station BFM, regarding National's proposals to introduce a mini budget and ...

20: U.S. Implementation of NPT Article VI

U.S. Implementation of Article VI and the Future of Nuclear Disarmament Ambassador Jackie W. Sanders, Special Representative of the President for the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons Statement to the 2005 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Nonproliferation ...

21: Programming Changes Announced For National Radio

Radio New Zealand Chief Executive, Peter Cavanagh, has announced changes to National Radio programming and on air presentation to be implemented later this year. The announcements follow a six month internal programming review involving all Radio ...

22: Sheila Samples: The Wrong Man...

So John Bolton's out there swinging in the wind -- sent to the Senate without endorsement from the Foreign Relations Committee for his nomination as US ambassador to the United Nations.

23: Jane Goodall IV: Endangered African Forest Areas

Chimpanzee Researcher Jane Goodall Supports Projects Benefiting People and Wildlife Living in Endangered African Forest Areas - Excerpt of speech by Jane Goodall, delivered at Yale University May 10 produced by Melinda Tuhus

24: Virtuoso plays "stolen" violin

"A genius. the beauty of his sound, a transcendent technique, impeccable phrasing. everything is united so that Pierre Amoyal touches and profoundly moves us as soon as his bow touches the strings of his Stradivarius." [Le Figaro]

25: Memorandum Of Understanding On Judicial Nomination

NOTE: The following is the deal brokered by moderates of both parties in the Senate to avert a showdown, as circulated by the leadership of the Democratic party.

26: E. Pringle: Bush Texas 2 Step - TeenScreen & TAMP

On April 29, 2002, Bush established The New Freedom Commission by executive order. While speaking in New Mexico on that date, he said mental health centers and hospitals, homeless shelters, the justice and school systems have contact with individuals suffering ...

27: Sanjay Upadhya: Conundrum Of Closeness

The much-extolled close relationship between Nepal and India has unmasked the conundrum that it is. A shared religious, cultural and social heritage has been at the core of these “special relations,” a term New Delhi prefers, often to the consternation ...

28: United statement on cannabis misleading

Progressive MP Matt Robson says a press statement issued today in the name of United Future Outdoor MP Judy Turner on cannabis is misleading.

29: Absolute Abstinence Program Gains Momentum

This Friday Destiny's Youth Development Trust Director, Caine Warren, is preparing to enrol another 400 eager young people New Zealand wide for 'Absolute Abstinence, the only national programme supporting abstinence from sex before marriage.

30: Collins perpetuates child support debt myth

“To avoid misleading the public Judith Collins needs to do some basic maths and learn some fundamental analysis skills before she continues with perpetuating the child support debt myth. Responded Mark Shipman, National President of Parents for ...


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