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Scoop Top 30 weekend Ratings - Nov. 12-13 2005

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

1: US Army Article On Fallujah White Phosphorous Use

A March '05 publication by the US Army confirms that US soldiers used white phosphorus offensively in the Battle of Fallujah. This directly contradicts statements made by the U.S. Department of Defense and by the US State Department.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00173.htm


2: Wild ride for navy tanker

The crew onboard Navy tanker HMNZS ENDEAVOUR experienced a wild ride during a recent replenishment at sea with frigate HMNZS TE KAHA in Western Australian waters.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00100.htm


3: Mary-Kate and Ashley are ACE

Teenage fashion icons Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen are among a star-studded line-up of personalities to be honoured in the 2005 Accessories Council Excellence Awards (ACE Awards).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00100.htm


4: VIDEO: Ranucci Doco - Fallujah The Hidden Massacre

A video doco by Sigfrido Ranucci entitled "Fallujah: the Hidden Massacre," provides evidence that White Phosphorous - a new form of napalm - was used against Fallujah. WARNING: This video contains graphic and possibly disturbing footage.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00178.htm


5: Scoop Tribute: Rod Donald Remembered

The Scoop Team has compiled reportage of Rod Donald's recent career and also coverage of his funeral, cause of death, and tributes. This ensemble remembers the Zimbabwe Cricket Tour issue, his speeches on FTAs and justice. Includes audio and video.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00176.htm


6: Statement from Nicola Shirlaw: Rod Donald's death

Christchurch pathologist Martin Sage has today released his finding in the cause of Rod Donald's death. In a letter to Mr Donald's partner Nicola Shirlaw he said in his opinion the cause of death was viral myocarditis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00145.htm


7: Nandor's decision

Nandor Tanczos will be taking a seat as a Member of Parliament for the Green Party of Aotearoa / New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00137.htm


8: The Mapp Report: Where Is The Wealth?

With the announcement yesterday that New Zealand has the lowest unemployment level in the OECD, serious questions need to be asked about the nature of New Zealand employment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00148.htm


9: The Real Deal: Tagging Terrorist Chickens

Have you heard about the National Animal Identification System (NAIS)? The radio ads feature a “farmer” telling us how hard it is to make a living farming today - harder than it was for Momma and Daddy. Worse yet, now we’ve got the risks of all ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00146.htm


10: Did the U.S. Use "Illegal" Weapons in Fallujah?

The fighting in Fallujah, Iraq has led to a number of widespread myths including false charges that the United States is using chemical weapons such napalm and poison gas. None of these allegations are true.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00186.htm


11: William Rivers Pitt: Winnebagos of Death

I've been digging into one of the justifications for invading Iraq proffered by the Bush crew over the last two years. Bear with me, as this gets into chemistry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00171.htm


12: Will Irish 'Psyops' Win On The Day?

Haka or no Haka... Ireland's blogger, Mick Fealty of www.sluggerotoole.com , writes that Wales apparently continued the PsyOps last Saturday (to little avail) when they made the All Blacks perform the Haika between the anthems rather than after both ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00180.htm


13: Scoop Video: Snippets From Rod Donald's Funeral

Green Party co-leader Rod Donald died suddenly on Sunday November 6 2005. Scoop here presents video snippets from his funeral, held at Christchurch's Cathedral on Thursday, November 10 2005.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00162.htm


14: Ballet Pays Tribute To Design Great

The Royal New Zealand Ballet pays tribute to set and costume designer Kristian Fredrikson by dedicating its current tour of The Nutcracker, which he designed, to the theatre great who died earlier today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0511/S00106.htm


15: The Fight For Fallujah - Field Artillery 3/4 2005

Task Force 2d Battalion, 2d Infantry’s (TF 2-2 IN’s) fire support element (FSE) operated as a mini-brigade FSE during the Battle of Fallujah. The FSE coordinated the combat effects of Army, Air Force and Marine assets more autonomously than the traditional, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00185.htm


16: www.mccully.co.nz 11 November 2005

Readers of last week’s distilled wisdom from the worldwide headquarters of mccully.co were treated to the exclusive revelation that TVNZ advertising revenues were down by 10% in the last quarter. The news sent shock waves through the TVNZ boardroom. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00143.htm


17: Sen. Kennedy: President Should Be Held Accountable

Kennedy's statement on the administration's efforts to exaggerate threats in their march to war in Iraq - and as Chalabi, the Pentagon's favorite Iraqi dissident, visits DC - he reminds the Senate of Chalabi's own words. (As prepared for delivery.)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00187.htm


18: VIDEO: US Used Chemical Weapons In Fallujah

Powerful new evidence emerged yesterday that the United States dropped massive quantities of white phosphorus on the Iraqi city of Fallujah during the attack in November of 2004. The attack killed insurgents and civilians with appalling burns that are the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00143.htm


19: Frigate sinking will draw crowds to the coast

The former frigate HMNZS Wellington will be sunk off Houghton Bay on Saturday 12 November 2005, at 3pm, weather and sea conditions permitting. Crowds of spectators are expected to head to the South Coast to watch the sinking (about 800m from land) ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0511/S00037.htm


20: Perspectives on the Recent Attacks in Jordan

Tarek Cherkaoui reports that bombings in Amman will undermine the Jordan economy since it extensively relies on tourism & foreign investment. The attacks have shattered a long time perception that Jordan is among the safest countries in the region.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00177.htm


21: PrimeTV Video: Topics: Science Ethics + Rod Donald

Prime TV's Paul Holmes interviews Dr Richard Fisher on Embryo Donation + Also, Jeannette Fitzsimmons and Sue Bradford speak about on Rod Donald. This video stream has been made possible thanks to www.primetv.co.nz and www.r2.co.nz

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00179.htm


22: World's Broadband Wireless Experts Meet In NZ

Auckland, New Zealand. - November 11, 2005 - The broadband wireless market's most experienced and most advanced operators and vendors from 22 countries gathered this week at the Fourth Global UMTS TDD Alliance Summit in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00198.htm


23: Air Force Hercules Begin Flights to Antarctica

An Air Force C130 Hercules is scheduled to depart for the Antarctic on the 14 November 2005 at 10am from Christchurch International Airport. This is the first Air Force flight for the 2005/06 Antarctic summer.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00099.htm


24: Top Ten Toys: Dinosaurs are by no means extinct!

Dinosaurs were wiped out millions of years ago, but it seems they are back and just in time for a Kiwi Christmas!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00189.htm


25: Wood not appearing on Close-Up tonight

On Doctor’s advice, Susan Wood will not be appearing on Close-Up tonight. Susan has raised a range of issues with TVNZ on how to restore the relationship of trust and confidence, and on resolving outstanding issues arising from the Employment Relations ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00194.htm


26: Ray McGovern: CIA v. Cheney

Allegations keep cropping up in the press that CIA professionals are undermining the administration. In at least one sense, I suppose, this is true. For when an administration embarks on a war justified by little or no intelligence, speaking truth can be regarded ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00155.htm


27: UNESCO Calls for Greater Resources for Literacy

With more than 770 million adults living without basic literacy skills, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is calling on governments and donor countries to contribute more resources towards the Education ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00191.htm


28: Smoking ban not working

Claims by the Health Ministry and the anti-smoking lobby the smoking ban is working well would have much credence, but only if one ignores the fact that some licensees do not acknowledge the smoking ban actually exists and applies to their hotels.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00098.htm


29: William Blum's Anti-Empire Report - Nov. 10, 2005

Preparing for and combating the threatened bird flu pandemic would be tough enough under the best of circumstances. But the circumstances the United States has to deal with include the reality that the country, more than any other on earth, is privately ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00169.htm


30: Key should put away the politics

Finance Minister Michael Cullen today expressed his disappointment that John Key had become just another National Party hack reacting to every event with hysterically silly accusations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00144.htm

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