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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 24 January 2006


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

1: Sibel Edmonds Proof "War On Terror" Is A Lie

There are simply too many dots! I’m not kidding around here. I’ve been through a carton of marking pens and a case and a half of extra strength Excedrin following the trail from the Sibel Edmonds case to Plame to Libby to the NSA to the Whistleblowers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00177.htm

2: Why Won't The Media Touch This Book?

Why Won't The Media Touch This Book? An email from Mark Crispin Miller Regarding his new book Fooled Again

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00170.htm

3: The Raid On Iraq

American military forces have cut a swath of righteous savagery through Iraq, and guided by MOSSAD agents (the most efficient terrorists in the world), CIA agents have kidnapped, detained, tortured and murdered every Iraqi associated with “the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00185.htm

4: Marriage Of Pacific Islands Culture On Maori TV

Maori Television is overseeing a marriage of cultures on its schedule from Wednesday January 25 at 8.00 PM with the launch of a new series, PANUI PASIFIKA.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0512/S00139.htm

5: A nation of warriors and fanatics in perfect unity

"The ideal set up by the Party was something huge, terrible, and glittering – a world of steel and concrete, of monstrous machines and terrifying weapons – a nation of warriors and fanatics, marching forward in perfect unity, all thinking ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00322.htm

6: Forest methane scientists hose down media reports

The authors of a study which revealed for the first time that growing plants emit the greenhouse gas methane now say their work has been widely misinterpreted by many in the media.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0601/S00030.htm

7: ET's Big Day Out Wrap Up

It's lucky that Deja Voodoo don't take themselves too seriously, because their big-guitar pop sound could never be accused of sophistication or nuance. Nuance? Pah! People don't listen to Deja Voodoo for subtlety! Deja Voodoo (who, incidentally, rock more ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00186.htm

8: ‘Shaky Building’ Syndrome May Cost $500 Million+

In recent years many property owners have suffered much stress and had to spend tens of thousands of dollars to repair leaky buildings. But now the ‘shaky building’ syndrome has emerged and looks set to cause similar levels of stress and costs in particular ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0601/S00144.htm

9: Buyer beware: the advice for property investors

If you are thinking about buying a commercial property built before 1965, or a residential property built before 1965 which consists of two or more stories and three or more household units, then my advice right now is don’t! The same advice applies if you ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0601/S00145.htm

10: Osama bin Laden HE’S BACK

After a year of silence, Osama bin Laden has filled the world’s headlines with an audiotape, and the predictable opinions are being heard. Is his offering of a truce a sign of weakness or strength? Is he making such statements because he is harried ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00175.htm

11: Safety Comes First At Shell

The health and safety of Shell staff, site staff and customers is the number one priority for Shell New Zealand, and to reinforce its importance, Shell is rolling out a safety-training programme across its 220-strong company owned retail network.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0601/S00143.htm

12: Navy swap top jobs

The Royal New Zealand Navy will mark the transfer of Command in several top roles within the organisation at a ceremonial parade on Friday 27 January. The parade will commence at 10:00am at Ngataringa Sports Fields, Devonport.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0601/S00062.htm

13: Govt. attacks vehicle emissions problem

Unwilling to impose a robust in-service emission testing regime like other OECD countries, the New Zealand Government has chosen to monitor the exhaust emissions of our third-world vehicle fleet in the most simplistic way possible, says the Motor Industry Association.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0601/S00141.htm

14: Newman Weekly: History in the Making

New Zealand history is full of contradictions. In the very week that the government launched their $1 million road show to educate the public about the “official” history of New Zealand and the importance of the Treaty of Waitangi, a UK based group released ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0601/S00058.htm

15: And the Crowd Sang Waltzing Matilda

In a quiet West Australian suburban town that I visited shortly before Christmas, residents were appalled by a particularly vicious and shocking incident. A local woman had returned to her home to find her Christmas lights savagely vandalised. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00145.htm

16: Cullen pours cold water on business tax reform

Finance Minister Michael Cullen has confirmed the Government has no solutions to the economic downturn with his signal business tax reforms may never appear, says National Finance spokesman John Key.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00115.htm

17: Interruption To Power Supply – 5pm Update

Power supply to approximately 12,000 consumers in the Coromandel, Thames Valley and Tauranga areas was interrupted today as a result of extreme weather.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0601/S00155.htm

18: Oxford Union Debate: Was 9/11 A Myth?

A variety of speakers and commentators will discuss the validity of various consipracy theories regarding the September 11th terrorist attacks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00287.htm

19: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 23 January 2006

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00187.htm

20: Howard on AWB; Schapelle Corby; NSW police & riot

Transcript of The Prime Minister, The Hon John Howard MP Press Conference, Phillip Street, Sydney

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00304.htm

21: Lyndon Hood: News We Missed Because of the Holiday

Whales May Be Developing Nuclear Weapons: Japan - National Party Press Secretaries Chained to Desks Over Holidays, Writing Press Releases for Food - No Unprecedented Natural Disasters in 2006 So Far - Wayne Mapp Accidentally Eradicates Self - Next ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00164.htm

22: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Sport: Games Queen's Baton Heads From NZ To Sydney - RECOMMENDED AUDIO - Building Woes (Part II): Shaky Buildings Set To Drain Economy - Employment: Community Leaders To Demand End To Low Wages Wednesday - Rock'n'Roll: Iggy Gladdens The Hearts Of Today's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00188.htm

23: Jeanette Fitzsimons State of the Planet Speech

Thank you for coming to the Greens second Picnic for the Planet, where we celebrate this incredibly beautiful, vulnerable, only planet we have and commit ourselves again to taking care of it - both for its own sake, and so that it can take care of us.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00086.htm

24: Scorecard a narrow view of environmental picture

While it is great that New Zealand has scored number 1 in the Pilot 2006 Environmental Performance Index, the result is based on narrow evaluation and does not reflect the true picture, the Green Party says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00105.htm

25: In Memory of Specialist Doug Barber

A Soldier For Truth Has Fallen: In Memory of Specialist Doug Barber In Memory and Mourning of the Tragic Death of Douglas Barber

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00146.htm

26: Europe beckons for ChCh communication company

25 January 2006 - When just minutes can make the difference between life and death, it's helpful to know you've got modern technology you can rely on to come to your rescue. Already popular in Australasia, the new generation MRB4 marine rescue beacons ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0601/S00157.htm

27: Photo Essay: Gliding Grand Prix Above Mt Aspiring

Patience was the winner on the second day of the New Zealand Gliding Grand Prix with pilots waiting several hours for favorable soaring conditions to develop. The race finally started at 3.30pm with a modified task that took in some of New Zealand’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0601/S00103.htm

28: Unicef Launches Appeal For $805 Milliion

“Many of the disasters which occurred during this past year have highlighted once again the importance of emergency preparedness for rapid response,” said UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman in the foreword to the agency’s annual Humanitarian Action ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00324.htm

29: Nats prefer to see people stay on dole - Mallard

National can not be trusted with getting the facts right, Economic Development Minister Trevor Mallard said today in response to claims from National's Katherine Rich.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00109.htm

30: Ecologist: Taking The Wind Out Of Nuclear Power

PETER BUNYARD exposes the dangerous and uneconomic reality behind the myths of nuclear energy’s cheapness, safety and low greenhouse gas emissions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00155.htm

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