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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 11 October 2005

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

1: Cuba Report To UN On Why USA's Blockade Must End

Report by Cuba on Resolution 59/11 of the United Nations General Assembly “The necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba” - The economic, commercial and financial blockade impose ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00197.htm


2: Suzan Mazur: The Dorak Affair's Final Chapter

The Dorak mystery flower has opened at last. Earlier this week in phone conversations I had with David Stronach, Professor of Near East Archaeology at the University of California - Berkeley, Stronach disclosed that Jimmie Mellaart invented Dorak. He ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00120.htm


3: National Moves To Drive Labour From Parliament

Leonard Cohen, a couple of decades back, sang an odd tune about 'taking Berlin' and then somehow 'occupying Manhattan'. Mr Cohen's words could prove prophetic for New Zealand politics in the early 21st century should National prove successful in occupying ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00145.htm


4: Public Address 11/10/05 - Salient Sells Out & More

I don't think this is what the Maori Party wanted before its first group of MPs are even seated. Its third-ranked list candidate Atareta Poananga has blasted its consultative hui process, describing it and co-leader Tariana Turia's glad-eye approach to National ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00136.htm


5: If DOC Won’t Protect Moose, Then I Will, Says Roy

Invercargill MP Eric Roy will introduce a Members’ Bill to protect Fiordland’s moose population if the Department of Conservation or Conservation Authority tries to have them culled.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00045.htm


6: Depleted Uranium, George Bush & Tony Blair

While U.S. and British military personnel continue using uranium munitions- America's and England's own "dirty bombs" U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Department of Defense officials continue to deny that there are any adverse health and environmental ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00122.htm


7: Kiwi home buyers lose out to foreign investors

New Zealand house prices are being pushed beyond the reach of many ordinary Kiwis thanks to an out of control buy up by foreign investors - but lack of monitoring means the true picture is hidden, Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00044.htm


8: PG Buchanan: Al-Qaeda’s Perverse Environmentalism

One of the less studied aspects of al-Qaeda’s global strategy of irregular warfare is the environmental element of the campaign. As it turns out, the jihadi project meshes neatly with the concerns of Western environmental groups, especially those ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00119.htm


9: Rice's Upcoming Trip to Central Asia / Afghanistan

Josette Shiner, , Under Secretary for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs; Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs; and Christina Rocca, Assistant Secretary for South Asian Affairs

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00162.htm


10: Jason Miller: We Can’t Let It Happen Here

Over a year ago, the comfort of my world severely diminished as I took my journey through the looking glass and discerned the ugly truths about the nation of my birth, the United States of America. “Logic and proportion” certainly seemed to have “fallen ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00115.htm


11: United States proposal welcomed

Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton today welcomed news overnight of a United States offer to make deep cuts in trade distorting farm subsidies.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00046.htm


12: Australian farmer falls prey to GE contamination

The first confirmed case of genetically engineered (GE) contamination in a field of commercial canola has struck a Victorian farmer. The incident opens up a legal mine-field for farmers and threatens Australian export markets.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00184.htm


13: Emergency Pakistan earthquake appeal

Aid and relief organisation TEAR Fund New Zealand is appealing for donations to assist victims of the earthquake that struck Pakistan on Saturday morning, and has caused damage stretching into India and Afghanistan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00054.htm


14: Bill Berkowitz: Michael Moore gets ready to roll

As Moore prepares a new film on America's ailing health care industry, will it continue being open season on the 'scruffy guy in a baseball cap'?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00131.htm


15: Leuren Moret: Depleted Uranium Is WMD

My grandfather, U.S. Army Col. Edwin Joseph McAllister, was born in Battle Creek in 1895. He does not know that his first grandchild is an international expert on depleted uranium. I have worked in two U.S. nuclear weapons laboratories, and in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00138.htm


16: George Weah: From Soccer Star to President?

Liberia’s George Weah was crowned as FIFA’s World Footballer of the Year in 1995, the most prestigious individual award that a soccer player can achieve. Ten years later, Weah is running for President of the small West African nation of Liberia, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00130.htm


17: Backgrounder: The DeLay/TRMPAC Indictments

The charges against Tom DeLay are simple. He has been indicted for conspiring with political allies to use corporate money on Texas campaigns and for laundering corporate funds for that purpose. The indictments charge that DeLay used the Republican National ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00166.htm


18: 1.7 million aid to victims, El Salvador, Guatemala

Commission to provide €1.7 million in humanitarian aid for victims of tropical storm Stan in El Salvador and Guatemala

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00169.htm


19: New Style of Politics Welcomed by iwi Maori

The Maori Party has wound up a series of thirty hui around the country. The four Members of Parliament have been on a whirlwind trip to visit as many members as possible within the space of five days.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00049.htm


20: National Caucus Votes Lindsay Tisch As Senior Whip

The National Party caucus has voted Lindsay Tisch to be its senior whip. Tische, was in the previous parliamentary term, National's junior whip, spokesperson for racing, small business, and internal affairs and was on the Government Administration ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00137.htm


21: Sheila Samples: A Horrid Reality...

While recently watching George Bush's carefully orchestrated performance from New Orleans' French Quarter a week late and a billion dollars short, I was struck by the confused desperation in his eyes, and I was overcome with sympathy. Not at the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00112.htm


22: Massey Lecturer Awarded Top Science Prize

Massey University's James Watson was presented with the 2005 Agricultural History Ig Nobel prize at the 15th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony at Harvard's Sanders Theatre on Thursday night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0510/S00016.htm


23: Salvation Army Needs Cash For Pakistan Relief

THE SALVATION ARMY has launched a national appeal for urgent public donations to assist with its emergency response to the earthquake that has devastated Pakistan and parts of India and Afghanistan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00186.htm


24: Pakistan mission coordinating relief response, UN

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 9 (APP) -- Acting swiftly, Pakistan's U.N. Mission in New York has been working with relevant U.N. officials to coordinate the world body's response to the calamitous situation brought about by Saturday's huge earthquake which struck ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00179.htm


25: Earthquake Info Centre: Pakistan Quake Map

Earthquake Info Centre: Pakistan Quake Map

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00165.htm


26: Video Promo: Tampa Refugees Doco Broadcast Looms

Video: Pacific Solution - From Afghanistan to Aotearoa is a documentary that follows the plight of the Tampa refugees. The Tampa refugees are 438 Afghanis who on the day the World Trade Center crumbled were awash in a small boat off the coast of Australia, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00125.htm


27: Appeal for El Salvador

Central America has been devastated by Hurricane Stan, which has caused massive mudslides and extensive damage in Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador. El Salvador has also faced volcanic eruption.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00058.htm


28: Greenpeace - GE Crops Out Of Control in Romania

Bucharest - Massive illegal cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) crops threatens farmers and the economy in Romania. At a Greenpeace press conference today in Bucharest, Monsanto's former general manager in Romania warned that Romanian authorities have ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00187.htm


29: Freepressed: Democrats Fiddle While GOP Burns

DNC Headquarters -- The cluelessness of the Democratic Party has hit a new high in recent weeks as it continues to demonsrate an astonishing inability to capitalize on the implosion of the Republican Party.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00133.htm


30: The Letter

The Bribe of Office; the Greens Dilemma; the Last Cab; U Turns; Queen Maker; Calling the Kettle Black; Don't Bank on It; Labour's Cabinet; New Ministers; Interesting Electoral Facts; the Economy

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00040.htm

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