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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 26January 2006


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

1: What Are Those Ex MPs Up To Now?

During the movie Dead Poet's Society the inspiring teacher character, played by one time cocaine snorting funnyman Robin Williams, gets his class to listen to the voices of the past emanating from the old black and photos of former students hanging in ...

2: 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 ...

3: Kiwi astronomers find new planet

New Zealand researchers from Auckland, Canterbury, Massey and Victoria Universities were part of a 12 country study that has discovered the first new planet from outside our solar system that resembles the planet Neptune.

4: 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 ...

5: 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 ...

6: 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 ...

7: 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.�

8: 20,000 lost jobs a bodyblow to workers

Finance Minister Michael Cullen today put a number on the job losses the country can expect from the economic slowdown.

9: Scoop Audio: PM's First Presser For 2006

Scoop Audio: The Prime Minister Helen Clark issued today her first Post-Cabinet press conference for 2006. Topics include� the economy!

10: 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

11: The housing market: is it as bad as it sounds?

In a response to the impending arrival of Reserve Bank Governor Allan Bollard to Christchurch, Jeff Staniland, Chief Executive Officer of Mike Pero Mortgages comments on mortgage rates in relation to the Official Cash Rate (OCR) as set by the Reserve ...

12: 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. ...

13: OCR unchanged at 7.25 per cent

Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard said: "The economy has continued to slow in recent months, broadly in line with the outlook contained in our December Monetary Policy Statement. GDP growth slowed in the third quarter of 2005, due to the impact of the ...

14: 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 ...

15: UK Knight Says Govt Must Support Sustainable Dev.

The New Zealand government needs to provide stronger backing and financial support to education for sustainable development in this country, says Sir Jonathon Porritt, chairman of the United Kingdom Sustainable Development Commission and Programme Director ...

16: 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.

17: 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.

18: Govt ministers contradict each other over grants

Government minister Jim Anderton has contradicted fellow minister Trevor Mallard over how much taxpayer money was given to the ailing beef jerky plant, says National Economic Development spokeswoman Katherine Rich.

19: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 25 January 2006

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

20: Community to Make Poverty Wages History

Community representatives came together today to support fast food workers and their campaign as a step towards winning a reasonable standard of living and making poverty wages history for all New Zealanders.

21: Kiwi astronomers help find first �cool� planet

New Zealand researchers from Auckland, Canterbury, Massey and Victoria universities are part of a 12 country study that has discovered a new extrasolar planet about five times the mass of the Earth.

22: Annan appoints Panel monitoring Liberian sanctions

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today appointed a five-member Panel of Experts to monitor the renewed sanctions regime the Security Council imposed on Liberia after receiving reports that the West African country�s natural resources were not ...

23: Stateside with Rosalea Barker: Cry Me A River

::Dredge the Potomac!:: The world's most famous smaw (solo middle-aged woman) has been taking a bit of flak, it seems, from a Russian politician for being such a scold. I was alerted to this by a sort of Outraged Mother of None column in the weekend ...

24: Hodgson calls for improved maternity information

New Zealand has high-quality maternity services, but room for improvement remains, Health Minister Pete Hodgson said today.

25: 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 ...

26: NZ could save West Papuans from Aussie detention

Some of the 43 West Papuan boat people imprisoned in an Australian detention camp after a perilous sea journey to escape persecution in their homeland should be offered the chance of new homes in New Zealand, the Green Party says.

27: Fallout from Cronulla beach riots continues

The fall out from the riots on Sydney�s beaches continues amid accusations that the State government and police have �gone soft� on Australians from Lebanese backgrounds.

28: Lonely Planet 8th most powerful brand Asia-Pacific

Lonely Planet has been voted the 8th most powerful brand in the Asia-Pacific region in's 2005 Readers Choice Awards for Brand of the Year. The awards measure the brands that had the most impact on readers during 2005, and were voted ...

29: Fuel-Efficient Cars Gaining Market Share

Automotive executives believe strongly that consumers will be opting for fuel-efficient low-cost cars and hybrids over the next five years, over purchases of SUVs and luxury cars, according to the results of an annual global survey of automotive leaders by ...

30: Scoop Feedback: Compressed Protest

The following is a selection of feedback and other unsolicited email received by Scoop recently. The opinions they contain do not necessarily reflect those of Scoop.

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