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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 14 July 2005


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

1: Money Laundering And Terrorist Financing

E. Anthony Wayne, Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Testimony before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Washington, DC July 13, 2005

2: Winston Peters Has A Crack At Stand Up Comedy

Today New Zealand First leader Winston Peters was involved in a spot of showmanship regarding which of the two main parties he favours as a post election coalition partner (providing of course he is in a position to be Kingmaker post- election).

3: 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’.

4: AZ: Monkey-Wrenching the Globalization Gang

Aziz Choudry has delivered a paper to the Asia-Pacific Resource Network Policy conference on trade titled: Monkey-Wrenching the Globalization Gang. "Neoliberalism and Colonialism Fast forward a few centuries, and this colonizing mindset and racist contempt still ...

5: Bernard Weiner: A Powerful Man Glimpses His Demons

"We're under confidentiality here, right? You can't ever tell anyone what I say to you, doctor/patient relationship, yes?" "That's correct. Under normal circumstances, I cannot be forced to reveal anything you say to me. Only if you're about to do imminent ...

6: Alexander: Capill sentence too short

Former Christian Heritage leader Graham Capill's nine-year sentence for child rape and indecency charges shows the failure of concurrent sentencing, United Future's law and order spokesman Marc Alexander said today.

7: Greg Palast: Mr. Rove And The Access Of Evil

The only thing more evil, small-minded and treacherous than the Bush Administration's jailing Judith Miller for a crime the Bush Administration committed, is Judith Miller covering up her Bush Administration "source."

8: Former CHP Spokesperson: Capill Sentence Too Light

Matthew Flannagan was Justice Spokesperson for Christian Heritage under Graham Capill's Leadership. Currently he is a PhD candidate in Theology at the University of Otago and a researcher for the Locke Foundation.

9: Link Between Chemicals And Breast Cancer Proven

A chemical found in cleaning agents, textiles and plastics poses a risk for breast cancer. That’s the result of a study of the University of Texas and the Clemson University . Experts have feared for a while ...

10: Tsunami-Quake Was Caused By Crack In Earth’s Crust

The devastating Tsunami on Boxing Day in the Indian Ocean caused up to 300,000 deaths is believed to have been caused by a 1000 kilometre-long break of the earth’s crust. The earth plates had edged on the sea ground against each other, reported geologist ...

11: Rev. Capill Gets Nine Years For Child Rape

Former Christian Heritage Party leader the Rev. Graham Capill has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sex offences, including rape, of girls under the age of 12. Capill was sentenced today in the Christchurch District Court. In April, Capill ...

12: Deport Violent Migrant Criminals

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters today said that the recent underworld slaying of Mr Tam Yam Ah in Auckland lends further weight to previous criticisms of the New Zealand Immigration Service’s irresponsibility.

13: Brian Easton: The State Of The Nation

Respected economist Brian Easton, celebrated particularly for his work researching poverty levels, today gave a speech looking at the central election issue of whether promised substantial income tax cuts are affordable or indeed fiscally sustainable.

14: Olonga Adamant Tour Should Be Called Off

Scoop Report: Zimbabwe’s first black test cricketer Henry Olonga, surmised that ‘life would be very uncomfortable’ should he return to Zimbabwe. Olonga is on a whistle-stop tour of New Zealand - organised by the Green Party. He explained at a press conference ...

15: Bonus Joules: White is Black

Aaaaagh!!! Oh fool me!*#* I am the very idiot the wise man warned me about. The basket is empty. All my eggs are scrambled and have evaporated into the ether. Yes, I did not heed the advice I gave last blog regarding the benefits of precautionary strategies. ...

16: To The British People From A Daughter Of Iraq

I'm sending this letter to the British people and in particular to the residents of London. For a period of hours, you have lived through moments of desperate anxiety and horror. In those hours you lost a member of your family or a friend, and we wish ...

17: Public Address 14/07/05 - Various Informations

I had a great Wire show on the b yesterday. I interviewed Scott Ryan, the Australian writer-producer-director-star of a cool little mockumentary called The Magician, in which a Melbourne hitman is tracked by his mate with a camera...

18: Capill apologises to NZ but not to his victims

The disgraced former Christian Heritage party leader and police prosecutor was today sentenced to nine years prison for multiple child sex offences including rape.

19: Murder Victim Was A Mother

Katrina Ann Jefferies, the woman found dead in Waikowhai Reserve on Tuesday morning, was last seen by her mother at the home they shared in Whitmore Rd, Mt Roskill, at about 7.30pm on Sunday, July 10.

20: Capill could be out in three years' time

Graham Capill could be out of jail in three years' time, says National's Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall.

21: Pure Greens hypocrisy on cricket tour

Today’s Beehive briefing of political parties asked to vote against the cricket tour went sadly awry for the Greens and the Government’s use of the issue for election purposes, ACT Sport, Leisure and Recreation spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

22: 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.

23: Greg Palast: George & Tony Get their al-Qaeda Fix

The tooth fairy, Santa Clause, WorldCom profits, the Easter Bunny, al-Qaeda. The cruel, evil jerks who blew up the London subway last week, despite appropriating al-Qaeda's name for their website and T-shirts, have about as much to do with al-Qaeda ...

24: OK For ministers to have drink drive convictions?

“Helen Clark finds it acceptable for a fellow Labour colleague convicted of driving with excess breath alcohol to hold down a ministerial position”, says WIN Party leader John van Buren, “but Police deemed hotelier Dean Risi, convicted of an identical ...

25: Sri Lankan Army working to derail peace process

"The ceasefire now in operation has become a question mark because of the complicity and collusion of a section of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) with paramilitaries in attacking unarmed LTTE cadres doing political work in army controlled areas," said Mr.S.Elilan, ...

26: White House Press Briefing - July 13, 2005

Q Scott, some White House advisors expressed surprise that the President didn't -- did not give a warm endorsement to Karl Rove when he was asked about him at the Cabinet meeting. They had expected that he would speak up. Can you explain why the President ...

27: Nepal: Searching For The Silent Majority

In the midst of the triangular conflict raging in Nepal, each player believes it enjoys the support of a silent majority. The monarchy, mainstream political parties and the Maoist rebels are actively seeking to widen their base in this elusive constituency.

28: New Appointments at NZ trade and enterprise

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) has recently made a number of new appointments.

29: Nepal: Maoist-Khmer Rouge Comparisons

The chief spokesman for Nepal’s Maoist insurgents has stressed that collaboration between the mainstream parties -- protesting against King Gyanendra’s Feb. 1 takeover of full executive powers -- and the rebel organization would be the only way of pulling ...

30: Lyndon Hood: An Election-Year Glossary

Having trouble sorting out the scandals from the storms-in-tea-cup? Have you been left drowning and helpless in waves of catch-all buzzwords and empty political rhetoric, and that even though actual campaigning hasn't started yet?


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