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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 25 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: 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

3: 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

4: 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

5: 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

6: 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

7: 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

8: 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

9: 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

10: Maritime boundary with Australia comes into force

A treaty establishing clear and legal maritime boundaries between New Zealand and Australia comes into force today, Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00118.htm

11: Kiwi students rank high on access to ICT

Education Minister Steve Maharey today welcomed an OECD report rating New Zealand secondary school students fifth out of 41 countries for access to Information Communications Technology.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00112.htm

12: 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

13: 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

14: ‘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

15: Speech: Fidel Castro On People's March Havana

Key remarks by Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, to the people of Cuba, to the noble American people and to the world public opinion, at the onset of the heroic Cuban people’s march on the U.S. Interests Section in Havana on January ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00352.htm

16: 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

17: 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

18: 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

19: Selwyn Manning on Adelaide Radio: "The Economy"

Today on Adelaide Radio Selwyn Manning discussed: the NZ PM's comments on the deteriorating economy and what can be done to assist struggling businesses; Gas guzzling vehicle owners are about to face a registration hike; and hot on the heels of 'leaky buildings', ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00190.htm

20: 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

21: Employers Not Aware Of Travel Responsibilities

Employers are increasingly responsible for the safety of their staff, both within the workplace and when travelling, but many don’t realise the full extent of their responsibilities, according to corporate travel specialist FCm Travel Solutions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0601/S00161.htm

22: Asthma Foundation Supports Call For Emission Tests

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation announced today that it supports the Motor Industry Association’s call for a more stringent vehicle emission testing regime. This statement follows the Government’s proposal to test vehicle emissions by using ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0601/S00042.htm

23: 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

24: 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

25: 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

26: Meditations - Crossing the Border

Crossing the border from America into Mexico viscerally brings home the differences that human cultures contain, as well as the essential sameness of ‘human nature.’

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00194.htm

27: 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

28: 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

29: Roy: Speech to the Gisborne Rotary Club

I am delighted to be here this morning and thank you for your invitation to give what is officially my first speech of the year. Any politician worth their salt it seems, launches their political year with a speech at a Rotary Club.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00110.htm

30: 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

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