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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 9-10 July 2005


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

1: Was Israel Warned Ahead of First Blast?

Reports just in suggest U.S. Army Radio quoting unconfirmed reliable sources reported a short time ago that Scotland Yard had intelligence warnings of the attacks a short time before they occurred.

2: Wikinews: Coordinated Terrorist Attack In London

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that least 37 people have been killed in four explosions on London's transport system this morning, and said said the overall number of wounded was as high as 700, in what are believed to be terrorist attacks. ...

3: Tax Dollars Pay For Vaccine-Damaged Kids

During the same time period that the number of doses of childhood vaccines nearly tripled and vaccination rates soared to nearly 95% for five year olds, the number of kids diagnosed with immune and brain system disorders skyrocketed. There is only ...

4: London Bombings News Roundup

New Images and Reports: ABC reports the first major break in the London terrorist attacks: police in London have recovered key parts of the timing devices that set off the bombs, suggesting they were planted in packages or bags and left behind.

5: Christiaan Briggs: Chickens Come Home To Roost

Lucky for that “War on Terror” thing ay? My mother managed to phone me today from New Zealand, to check I hadn’t been blown up. She advised that I take care with my words. The first hint I received of something amiss in London this morning was full ...

6: A Week of It: Liberal values, Liberated Algerians

In This Edition: - Future of Institute For Liberal Values (Slightly) Uncertain - Alleged Security Risk Enjoys Cable Car Ride - Sorry Old Chap, No Can Do, Chatham House Rules! - McCully accuses Dominion Post of Left Wing Bias!? - Market Forces ...

7: Scoop: Top Scoops+Just Politics (London Bombings)

BREAKING NEWS: Explosions Strike London Rush Hour Commuters - 52 Deaths Confirmed, 700+ Injured - Kevin List's A Week Of It Is In - Sutton Off To China For Pre-DOHA Round Meetings - Metservice Predicts Fine Weather For Saturday's Rugby Test - UN ...

8: Getting real on climate change

Greenpeace today called for some sanity in the debate over New Zealand's potential Kyoto deficit, following the release of new report by Pricewaterhouse Coopers which calculated that it may cost $1.2 billion to meet our Kyoto obligations.

9: Thai Officials Order Hmong Refugees Abandoned

BANGKOK, Thailand -- About 6,500 ethnic Hmong, who illegally crossed the Mekong River into Thailand, suffered the death of a baby girl after Thai officials reportedly ordered people not to feed or help them.

10: Public Address 08/07/05 - Bloody Murder

I lived in London in years when several terrorist bombings were carried out by the IRA. It was easy enough to be stoic; the odds weren't so bad. The King's Cross station fire in 1987 was actually worse...

11: William Rivers Pitt: Over There

A British associate penned a quick response to the bombing attacks that took place in London this morning. "The message from those claiming responsibility says, in part, 'Britain is now burning with fear, terror and panic in its northern, southern, ...

12: Marjorie Cohn: Payback Time?

With the unexpected resignation of Sandra Day O'Connor, George Bush finds himself on the horns of a dilemma. After his 2000 campaign pledge to appoint justices in the mold of Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, Bush garnered the crucial support ...

13: The Maori Party Confirms Zimbabwe Position

The Maori Party has today confirmed the party position in relation to comments made about the situation in Zimbabwe.

14: Peter Cresswell : 'We Are All Londoners Today'

"We are all Londoners today." Doesn't that describe the way all people with a soul feel this morning. The vibrant, tolerant city of London is today's front line in the battle for those western values that makes cities across the west the great places ...

15: Images: Hurricane Dennis Monstering Gulf Coast

Hurricane Dennis, a category four monster hurricane packing 230kmh winds, which may yet strengthen to a maximum category 5, is about to strike the Gulf Coast of the mainland United States, most probably close to the Alabama, Florida & Mississippi ...

16: Zaoui: Religious Extremism and Our Response

IN these troubled times, understanding the roots of religious extremism is central to understanding modern socio-political realities. The task is an important one because a commitment to such understanding is a precondition to formulating a rational and ...

17: NPT Review Conference: Challenges & Opportunities

Andrew K. Semmel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Remarks to the NATO Senior Group on Proliferation WMD Seminar Sofia, Bulgaria June 30, 2005

18: Liberty Belle: The London Bombings

Most of us will be glued to the television or radio today, listening for news about London, and effects of the senseless, mindless, irrational collectivism that motivates the fundamentalist and nihilist beliefs of the terrorists. How anyone can call these ...

19: Paul Buchanan: On Special Ops Military Investment

On Military Investment In Special Operations And Helicopter Trapping Paul G. Buchanan 6-7-05

20: Colour, style, fantasy... and that's just the hair

A record 505 entrants in New Zealand's most prestigious hairdressing awards has been trimmed back to the top 20 individual stylists.

21: Full Coverage: G8 At Gleneagles (Part 1)

Pilger Predicts G8 Will Refuse Poverty Relief For Africa - LONDON — The front page of the June 12 Observer announced, “$55bn Africa debt deal ‘a victory for millions'”. The “victory for millions” is a quotation of Bob Geldof, who said, “Tomorrow 280 ...

22: Supreme Court - Possible "Fascist" Play

The Bush administration is spectacularly good at sleight-of-hand tricks, directing public attention in one direction while they're working diligently in another. The latest trial balloon of "probable" Supreme Court nominees is no exception. While ...

23: G8 Protestors' Thoughts Are With Bombing Victims

Our thoughts are with all of those killed and wounded in this morning's bombings in London. These bombings targeted innocent people who were travelling by bus and underground. We urge everyone to rally round the people of London and in particular, ...

24: G. Cora Fraser: Palestine's Tree of Life Is Dying

A Settler's car shifts gear : Drives headlong : Into Grandmother : Palestine : Carrying a basket : Of olives in her arms : Hurried as soldiers

25: CYF foster parents discarded over $40 per week

Christchurch Child, Youth and Family foster parents, Bruce Stuart-Menteath and Denise Howard, are engaged in a struggle with CYF management who, for the sake of $40 per week petrol costs, are prepared to risk the stability and well-being of an at risk ...

26: Molesworth & Featherston (Lobby Edition) – 8/7/05

SWITCH National takes the lead in our exclusive rolling average poll. ECONOMY As we told you to expect last week, the OECD found something for everyone, while Treasury confirms the slowing economy and looks at house prices.

27: Al-Qaida Claims Responsibilty for Explosions

Al-Qaida has claimed responsibility for the series of blasts that shook central London during rush hour on Thursday morning. Blair has left the G8 meeting for the capital. At least two have been confirmed dead and scores injured in the seven blasts on the ...

28: Comprehensive Report on Voting Equipment Selection

In June of 2005 Utah's Lt. Governor, Gary Herbert, selected Diebold DRE (digital recording electronic) voting equipment for use in the state of Utah. He did not consult with any independent computer voting system or security experts in making this decision.

29: Unfranked Terrorism: When ends justify means

Last night’s terrorism uncovered scars I’d never seen on a Chinese friend I’ve known for nearly 20 years.

30: UN Peacekeeping Mission Raids Slum District

United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti have raided two areas of a slum district in an operation designed to rout gangs that have been active in Port-au-Prince, the Caribbean country’s capital, and have killed or wounded several gang members, a mission ...


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