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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 11 July 2005


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

1: “Peak Oil” – An Urgent Issue for New Zealand!

Introduction Human activity in New Zealand is heavily reliant on abundant and cheap energy, much of which we get from oil. Yet oil is a finite resource, and one that the world is rapidly using up.

2: Bolivia Balkanized - Aid to Haiti Coup Regime

Today in The Narco News Bulletin, Narco News correspondent and leading Bolivian intellectual José Mirtenbaum reports on a new political compromise in the Bolivian congress that would postpone the referendum on "regional autonomy" that the country's business ...

3: 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 ...

4: Public Address: Not Anywhere Else In The World

I think Ken Livingstone's speech was amazing, and I DO believe it's what most Londoners feel about London. That we (I was born here, though I spent all my childhood and youth in NZ and have now lived here longer than anywhere else) actively like being ...

5: 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.

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: Allegations Of Incitement Stupid And Unacceptable

New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters today condemned suggestions from some quarters that attacks made on mosques in Auckland over the weekend somehow had something to do with the New Zealand First party.

8: Newman: Whangarei people duped over name change

I would like to use this opportunity to discuss the Parahaki/Parihaka name-change debacle and to reflect on the future of race-relations in New Zealand.

9: The Cost of Cutting Taxes

Cutting taxes may seem attractive. But the cost of tax cuts as a result of consequent cuts to spending is often studiously ignored by those who promote them.

10: Rice IV With James Rosen of Fox News Channel

QUESTION: Madame Secretary, thank you for your time as always. We've had this big announcement that the North Koreans are going to return to the six-party talks later this month. You know what some people are going to say, you know what some people ...

11: Cancellation Arrangements In Place

Singapore Airlines (SIA) New Zealand has made special cancellation and postponement arrangements for travellers to London concerned about yesterday’s explosions. In view of the incidents and the effects on the city’s transport system, SIA passengers ...

12: Buzzflash Interview: Ambassador Joe Wilson July 9

If there's a list of people who have fearlessly stood up for democracy, decency and the truth against the corrupt buzzsaw of the Bush Administration, Ambassador Joe Wilson is certainly at the top of the list.

13: Dalai Lama 70th Sees Withdrawal from politics

Tibet’s exile leader the Dalai Lama has celebrated his 70th birthday while still in exile in India by relinquishing politics to elected representatives. In a speech to thousands of Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala the spiritual and worldly leader of ...

14: ‘National Party Vote Mobile’ launched

National Party Leader Don Brash and General Manager Steven Joyce today launched National’s campaign bus – the ‘National Party Vote Mobile’, which will spread the message that the only way to change the government is to give your party vote to ...

15: Doug Giebel: Death And Cynicism

Plucky Londoners interviewed on the BBC following the July 7 terrorist subway and bus bombings noted that the crisis had brought out the best in people. Strangers rushed to help the injured while some individuals risked their lives making rescue ...

16: Zimbabwe Tour – Judith Todd to Tour NZ

Judith Todd – daughter of Sir Garfield Todd and campaigner for human rights in Zimbabwe is arriving in New Zealand later this week to join the campaign to stop the New Zealand Cricket Tour to Zimbabwe – scheduled for August. She is being brought to New Zealand ...

17: PM's Presser: Getting Labour’s Message Out

Kevin List reports that the Government emphasised this week work that had been achieved in looking after NZ’s elderly. With this in mind the Prime Minister attended a rather truncated post cabinet press conference then left leaving Maharey & Hodgson to explain ...

18: Political Islam in the heart of secular Europe

The following speech was given at the International Humanist and Ethical Union Congress on July 6, 2005 in Paris, France, at a parallel session entitled ‘Women’s rights in religious and secular societies’.

19: Bush remains out in cold on climate change at G8

Gleneagles, UK, 8 July 2005 - The Group of Eight communiqué issued by world leaders at their summit in Gleneagles today highlights the divisions between President Bush and the rest of the world on tackling climate change.

20: Antony Wright: Achieving Justice And Finding Peace

Today I nearly got blown to pieces on a London Tube (metro). I was one of the lucky ones - many others were not.

21: ACT’s The Letter - Monday, 11 July 2005

Parliament is in recess. Labour’s come back campaign fails. National releases policy to give tax rebates. LABOUR STILL WINNING All polls show National ahead of Labour with National and NZ First appearing to have a majority of seats. So it’s PM Brash? ...

22: Steven A. Hass: Fortitude, British-Style

So London was bombed. If you missed any of it, and I mean any of it, come to America and turn on a television. In the America of 2005, you can sit in front of a television after an event like this and have your gag reflex tested as the event is continuously ...

23: PM condemns attacks on mosques

"New Zealanders across all communities are horrified by the terrorist attacks in London which are the work of evil people.

24: Mosque vandals and UK bombers both target innocent

The Greens totally condemn the vandalism of Auckland mosques last night, Human Right Spokesperson Keith Locke says.

25: A step in the nice direction!

A New Zealand charitable foundation is tapping into the "extraordinary niceness" of Kiwis to drive a community initiative aimed at enabling people to help others.

26: Advances in subsidised breast cancer treatment

New generation hormonal drugs are to be subsidised for some women with early breast cancer from 1 August 2005.

27: Labour's arrogance knows no bounds

The four main welfare benefits: Unemployment, Sickness, Invalids and the Domestic Purposes Benefit, cost taxpayers $14million every day. That's $2,500 per year for every taxpaying New Zealander. But under Labour that is still not enough. Labour ...

28: Earthquake 5 On Richter Scale Hits Near Pongaroa

An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter Scale occurred 40 kilometres south of Porangahau at 11:09am this morning. Geological & Nuclear Sciences reported that the quake had a focal depth of 12 kilometres and may have been felt in southern Hawke's Bay.

29: Green Left Weekly: Baghdad Comes To London

Riding the number 30 bus to the annual Marxism conference today, the day after a bus on that route was attacked, I caught a tiny glimpse of the terror in terrorism. When I went upstairs to sit down as usual, it was empty.

30: Mosque attacks appalling - Brash

National Party Leader Don Brash describes the attacks on four mosques in Auckland overnight as an appalling act of intolerance.


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