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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 28 June 2005


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 ...

2: Public Address 28/06/05 - Clever, Creepy

On Morning Report yesterday, Don Brash declared that gay people are "clearly not mainstream New Zealanders … they're a very small minority." Pressed on whether they might reasonably aspire to be part of his "mainstream" he eventually quoth "I'm sure ...

3: 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

4: World Tribunal: Findings Of Jury of Conscience

Istanbul, 27 June, 2005 - With a Jury of Conscience from 10 different countries hearing the testimonies of 54 members of the Panel of Advocates who came from across the world, including Iraq, the United States and the United Kingdom, this global ...

5: 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 ...

6: Lions Fans Hunted By Wellington City Council

Fans of the English Lions team were today welcomed to Wellington by a small but loud cannon. As well as tormenting the English fans with ear shattering claps of cannon fire, Wellington City Council workers danced and waved balloons at the friendly invading ...

7: 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 ...

8: Nicholas Burns Remarks at Roosevelt House

UNDER SECRETARY BURNS: Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. It is a great pleasure to be here in Delhi. I want to first thank Ambassador David Mulford and his staff for hosting me. We have an outstanding American Ambassador here who we think has ...

9: How safe is your used car?

Data from the world’s largest survey of real-life crashes has been analysed to rate the safety performance of some of New Zealand’s most popular used cars.

10: Labour Slips Further As Poll-Trend Begins To Bite

The latest Herald-DigiPoll has shown support for the Labour Party continuing to erode with party list support for National rising, placing it in the box-seat to fight the General Election in September.

11: 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.

12: 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 ...

13: Nepal: Deepening Uncertainty Amid U.S. Dilemma

The Maoist insurgency raging in Nepal has posed a unique challenge to the United States: Reverberations of the Cold War-era Red Scare have combined with the imperatives of the ongoing War on Terror. The possibility of the world’s first communist takeover ...

14: 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 ...

15: 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.

16: Norm Dixon: ‘Africa Needs Justice Not Charity’

Casual readers of the newspaper headlines could be forgiven for believing that the leaders of the richest and most powerful countries have had a miraculous change of heart.

17: 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.

18: 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!

19: Iraq Tribunal: Is This What They Call Democracy?

Istanbul, Turkey - Today in Istanbul the jury was taken aback by witness testimony from Iraqi war victims and a US Air Force veteran. "Snipers hunt people in the streets. People attempting to go to health centers are shot at," testified Eman Kmammas, an ...

20: Meningococcal Graph Error

The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC), have confirmed with the national data surveillance centre Environmental Science and Research (ESR) that there was an error in the entry of the 2004 data in one graph showing the annual lab-confirmed strain isolates of ...

21: Author condemns Rainbow Warrior bombing hypocrisy

The author of a new book about the Rainbow Warrior bombing today condemned hypocrisy and double standards over the global “war on terrorism”, saying the French secret agents who sabotaged the ship in New Zealand were terrorists and killers.

22: Scoop Link: US To Resume Plutonium Production

New York Times - The Bush administration is planning the government's first production of plutonium 238 since the cold war, stirring debate over the risks and benefits of the deadly material. The substance, valued as a power source, is so radioactive ...

23: 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 ...

24: Scoop Poll Watch: NZ Herald-DigiPoll 28 June 2005

PARTY VOTE National up 3.9 to 40.1% Labour down 6.9 to 36.2% NZ First up 3.6 to 11.8% Greens up 0.7 to 4% Maori up 0.4 to 3.1% ACT down 0.6 to1.9% United Future down 0.5 to 1.3%

25: Aggressive Lung-Disease Affects Tsunami-Survivors

Six months after the Tsunami-catastrophe in Asia physicians have come across an unusual lung disease, which could be linked to the after-effects of the seaquake. According to Wall Street Magazine the disease affects people who were taken by the tsunami's ...

26: How Safe Is Your Used Car?

How Safe Is Your Used Car? Data from the world’s largest survey of real-life crashes has been analysed to rate the safety performance of some of New Zealand’s most popular used cars.

27: Labour back-flips on DPB loophole

"After six long years, Labour's finally talking about closing a loophole in the DPB rules that has allowed more than 200 fathers to avoid naming the mother of their child," says National Party Welfare spokeswoman Judith Collins.

28: 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

29: Are the millions for roads really yours, Dr Cullen

National Party Finance spokesman John Key says Michael Cullen should tell the public whether all of the half billion-dollar roading bribe he announced last week is really Labour's money to spend.

30: ACT = Association of Consultants and Tryhards

Act should rename itself the Association of Consultants and Tryhards, State Services Minister Trevor Mallard said today after the party attacked the public service.


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