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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 27 June 2005

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

1: John Chuckman: Drowning In Filth

I've given the date of Orwell's words lest someone think they were written by a contemporary bearing the writer's name. Recent events surely qualify the United States to claim some sort of title from the Guinness Book of Records such as the world's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00351.htm


2: Call for Vigilance of Locusts in Sudan, Eritrea

In its latest update on the locust threat in Africa, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called for intensified Survey operations in Sudan and neighbouring Eritrea after several swarms moved across the area in mid-June.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00427.htm


3: Thimerosal & Autsim - Kirby's Evidence of Harm

David Kirby's new book, "Evidence of Harm" is a must read for anyone seeking to understand the connection between autism and childhood vaccines containing the mercury based preservative Thimerosal. The book examines the political and legal ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00354.htm


4: Amnesty campaigns against 'war on terror' torture

On International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June, Amnesty International announces that it is intensifying its work against torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment by launching a campaign against torture and ill-treatment ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00456.htm


5: Don Brash's Full Speech To National's Conference

This week, over 600 of our fellow New Zealanders will pack up and move to Australia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00625.htm


6: Prince William attends polo champs at West Wave

Prince William will attend a national water polo event at Waitakere City’s West Wave Aquatic Centre.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0506/S00193.htm


7: Maori Party Announces List

The Maori Party is today delighted to announce a list of sixty-two candidates, a list which represents the face of our future.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00285.htm


8: Full Coverage: The Downing Street Memo - Part 4

Mark Drolette Proposes A March On The Capitol - All right, I think the choir's been preached to long enough. Let's get out of the pews, start spreadin' the news, and reclaim our country already. It's time to march on Washington. (As in the District ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00371.htm


9: False Meningococcal Data Distributed by Experts

The Ombudsman has intervened to ensure the Ministry of Health release the 2004 annual meningococcal disease report prepared by the ESR.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0506/S00125.htm


10: Clark's credibility hits rock bottom

National's Foreign Affairs & Trade spokesman, Lockwood Smith, says Prime Minister Helen Clark is fast getting into a position where the public will not trust her on anything.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00641.htm


11: Iraq Is Now Worse Than It Was Under Saddam

"Iraq Is Now Worse Than It Was Under Saddam," Iraqi Witness at the World Tribunal on Iraq

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00464.htm


12: Girls get groovy with winter fashion

Girls can get into the blue jean groove with the Blue Belle fashion collection from the mary-kateandashley brand this winter!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00408.htm


13: A Week of It: Tax Cuts, Brownlee and The Wananga

In a bold attempt to flush out the National Party’s tax cut agenda in 2004, Progressive Party MP Matt Robson issued a press release entitled 'National wants both tax cuts for rich & more military spending'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00347.htm


14: Philo L. Dibble: UN Reform

Philo L. Dibble, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs Statement before the House Appropriations Subcommittee Washington, DC June 22, 2005

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00450.htm


15: Public Address 27/06/05 - Hatchings

So what will you be spending your tax cuts on? What fabulous holiday do you have planned? Or perhaps you'll be remodelling the kitchen. Maybe a new house? Don Brash might like you to invest it, but of course it's your God-given right to spray it ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00367.htm


16: Key: Tax Relief For Middle New Zealand

Mike Williams was right all along. There was a deep, dark secret in the Budget. It was Labour letting their guard down to show mainstream New Zealanders just how out of touch they are.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00640.htm


17: NZ support for debt relief to poor countries

New Zealand will support debt relief initiatives by paying off a share of developing country debt held by the World Bank, Aid Minister Marian Hobbs announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00651.htm


18: Goff Speech: Security and Development: the Goals

Phil Goff Speech to the Otago Foreign Policy School, Otago University The theme of this year's Otago Foreign Policy School brings together two of the greatest challenges facing the world: security and development.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00626.htm


19: World Tribunal on Iraq Documenting War Crimes

HAIFA ZANGANA, http://www.bintjbeil.com/articles/en/020917_zangana.html Haifa Zangana is an Iraqi-born novelist and former political prisoner. She went back to Iraq for the first time in 2004, after 25 years of exile. She was imprisoned in Abu Ghraib ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0506/S00463.htm


20: Bonus Joules: Is EECA a Black Hole?

Do I hear right? I turn the shower onto cold blast to check my senses are working OK. Have I just heard Don Brash, leader of the New Zealand National Party, the nation’s top polling party, saying, “Greens hate cars and electricity”? If so, roll on the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00368.htm


21: PM's Presser: Mainstream NZ, Sport & Israeli Spies

Inside: - PM’s Definition Of Mainstream Kiwi Wider Than Dr Brash’s Definition - Sports Tour Of Country In Turmoil ‘Not Really Cricket’ - Israeli Apology Better Late Than Never

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00373.htm


22: Mark Drolette: The March Of The Madder'n Hells

All right, I think the choir's been preached to long enough. Let's get out of the pews, start spreadin' the news, and reclaim our country already. It's time to march on Washington. (As in the District of Columbia. If you end up in Spokane, don't blame ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00359.htm


23: NZ Receives Formal Apology From Israel

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that Israel has formally apologised to New Zealand for the actions of two of its citizens who attempted to obtain a New Zealand passport by fraudulent means.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0506/S00616.htm


24: New Zealander Dies From Shark Attack In Vanuatu

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed that a New Zealand citizen was killed by a shark while swimming off a beach on Malekula Island in northern Vanuatu yesterday afternoon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0506/S00254.htm


25: No Right Turn: Don Brash &The Politics Of Division

So it's settled then. Having initially sold himself as "socially liberal but fiscally conservative", someone who would run a balanced budget while supporting liberal social legislation, Don Brash has decided to run an election campaign based on the politics ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00372.htm


26: Lions fans ride their campervans into town

Wellingtonians are being encouraged to keep their eyes peeled for campervans on the city’s highways and byways as the British and Irish Lions fans arrive in the city in for this Saturday’s Test Match.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0506/S00196.htm


27: William Fisher: Our Titular Attorney General

Well, I'm glad that's over! Victoria's Secret, Janet Jackson, and all the rest of us, can now breathe a huge sigh of relief. Drapes are out. Breasts are back.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00358.htm


28: Visiomed begins microEYE™ clinical evaluation

Australia, Monday June 27 2005: Biomedical devices developer, Visiomed Group Ltd (ASX:VSG) and ophthalmic surgical laser group, CustomVis (AIM:CUS), announced today that their ophthalmic imaging system, microEYE™, has begun a clinical evaluation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0506/S00123.htm


29: Dahr Jamail: World Tribunal for Iraq Testimony

Thank you very much for inviting me to the Culminating Session of the World Tribunal on Iraq. I first went to Iraq in November of 2003 as an American citizen both frustrated and horrified by what my unelected government was doing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00366.htm


30: A New Fund Has Entered NZ Venture Capital Market

A new fund has entered New Zealand’s venture capital market, focussing exclusively on local companies in key innovation sectors.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0506/S00407.htm

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