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Scoop Top 30 weekend Ratings - July 16-17


The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Report Shows Rove May Have Lied to FBI, A Felony

Looks like Karl Rove did break the law, the same federal law that got Martha Stewart sentenced to six months in prison. It now appears that Rove, President Bush’s chief of staff, may have lied to the FBI in October 2003—a federal crime—when he was questioned ...

2: Suzan Mazur: Diebold & The Mormon Mason Handshake

Diebold, the Ohio computer election systems manufacturer, remains under a cloud regarding irregularities in its tabulation of the 2004 US presidential vote, which led to the reinstalling of George W. Bush. So it may be productive to explore what ...

3: Supercomputer Weather: Hurricane Emily Texas Bound

Hurricane Emily, which has now reached Category 3 intensity making her the second official "major hurricane" of the 2005 season - and which is forecast to continue to intensifying to at least Category 4 status - may now to be headed for a Texas ...

4: A Week of It: Boxing Blues & Winston’s Promises

In This Edition: JT Gets In the Muthafunkin Ring…with a Female Prime TV reporter Peters As Good as Promises To Go With National By Attacking Brash Culprit For Press Gallery Ranking Terror Partially Un- masked Thought for the week:

5: Will Traitor Rove Follow Nixon's Fatal Footsteps?

Is Karl Rove following in the fatal arrogance of his father figure, Richard Nixon? Like his equally twisted mentor, Rove is an amoral, mean-spirited gutter fighter. Both share the crime of treason.

6: Romania Faces More Rain After Floors Strike Nation

Scoop Report: Contacts in Romania say 11300 homes have been destroyed by flood-waters, and 70,000 animals have perished. Worst hit is Romania’s south east region where much of the nation’s agricultural heart lies. Concerns exist for what this means ...

7: Keep Sex Out Of Politics Says New Zealand First

"Labour is showing its true colours by resorting to condoms to get the youth vote and further exposes Labour's plans to continue its perverted agenda," says New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters.

8: Response to NZ Herald

Local authorities have been asked to step up their contribution to eradicate Dutch Elm Disease, but few have responded, Biosecurity Minister Jim Sutton said today.

9: Solo: The Importance Of Haiti – Camille Chalmers

London mourns its dead with the attention the victims rightly deserve. But around the world other bereaved and grieving people note that their dead, murdered by infantry, armour and bombers under the orders of George Bush and Tony Blair, seem insignificant, ...

10: Weka’s Winning Ways

Waikato University’s Computer Science Machine Learning Group has won the 2005 SIGKDD Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Service Award for their landmark product Weka.

11: Photo Essay: Thousands Seek To Stop Cricket Tour

Images and Audio: Around two thousand people took part in a protest in Auckland today called by Global Peace and Justice Auckland and the Green Party against a planned tour of Zimbabwe by New Zealand Cricket. The protest march gathered at Myers Park ...

12: 1000 More State Homes delivered

The government has delivered on its goal of providing 1,000 more state homes in the past year

13: Protest Sends Goff Message - No Zimbabwe Tour!

Scoop Report: Foreign Minister Phil Goff faced a staunch Global Peace and Justice Auckland (GPJA) protest today calling for the Government to legislate to prevent New Zealand's Black Caps cricket team from touring Zimbabwe.

14: Harry Potter And the Princes of Darkness

Harry awoke from a sound sleep, rubbed his eyes, and wondered if his dream was only a nightmare. He dreamt that, in a world of witches, warlocks and spells, a dark spell had been cast on two mighty nations. The people of America and England adored diversion, ...

15: 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."

16: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

LEAD STORY: A Week Of It: If Tamihere Had Had An Opponent? & Winsome Winston - Operation Waikowhai: Police Call In Criminal Profiler Experts - Scoop Report: Zimbabwe's Olonga: "Shame On Us If We Don’t Try" - Otago University Research Shows Junk Food Adverts ...

17: Record Harry Potter Pre-Sales At The Warehouse

Auckland, 13thJuly 2005. The Warehouse's promise not to be beaten on price has seen the retailer score record pre-sales of the latest Harry Potter book which goes on sale at 11.01 on Saturday morning.

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: MP Choudhary – TV 3 60 minutes anti-Islam agenda

Thank you for your explanation of the 60 minutes interview. I will post your explanation on my site. You are correct in saying that the Koran (or Qu’ran) does not say precisely that homosexuals should be stoned, but the hadith sayings (attributed to Mohammad) ...

20: Kelpie Wilson: Energy Bill Heads to Conference

This week, members of the Senate and House will begin their conference to resolve the differences in the energy bill. The 800-page Senate version of the bill comes at a price of $18 billion in annual tax incentives plus $40 billion or so in authorized ...

21: Stirling Newberry: Peak Olives

I often joke that every week I could write and sell a one thousand word piece that would consist of "Peak Oil" repeated five hundred times. There is a bottomless appetite for information, and confirmation, about the future of energy, but sadly, explaining ...

22: Public Address 15/07/05 - Not Just Cricket

My 10 year-old hears a lot more than he usually lets on. Earlier this week, we were watching yet another TV item on the Zimbabwe cricket tour, and he piped up: "why can't the government just get on with it and intervene?" He said that, from the way ...

23: 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

24: Promises not worth the paper they're printed on

Apple growers should be wary of signed pledges, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.

25: Open letter To Robyn Langwell From NZ Truth

Your media pundit and husband Warwick Roger has woken up and discovered adultery is no longer the principal grounds for divorce.

26: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing July 14, 2005

IRAN Imprisoned Journalist Akbar Ganji / Concern Over Brutality Towards Peaceful Protestors / Importance of Freedom of the Press

27: 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 ...

28: Business consultation website launched

Today’s launch of the New Zealand Business Consultation Website is another achievement in the government’s on-going commitment to enhance the quality of regulation and reduce business compliance costs, says the Minister for Small Business Rick Barker.

29: 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?

30: Good Gas Is Gaza's New Treasure

Palestinians have generally considered that talk of natural gas or similar minerals being found under the Gaza Strip was only for dreamers. However, a recent discovery of a large field of natural gas has gripped the imaginations of many Gazans.


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