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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 8 March 2006


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

1: Pringle: Psych Drugs Used To Manufacture Insanity

Many experts say the wide-spread epidemic of mental health problems in the US is man-made. The case of Susan Florence is a testament to this theory of man-made insanity.

2: Reflections on the Balata Invasion

1.Simply. Not. News. by neta Golan 2.Report of Balata Invasion by IWPS 3.Watching your tax dollars at work by Katie 4.A few days in a war zone by Harrison Healy

3: A New Era Of Surveillance & Military Police In Oz

Australian security services' powers to conduct domestic surveillance and to use the military against civilians are being strengthened in two bills before the Australian Parliament.

4: Conservatives Are Jumping Ship: Bush Is Going Down

I'm more and more convinced that it will be Republicans, many of them of the true conservative and realist kind, who effectively will do in the Bush Administration.

5: Most Controversial, Most Powerful, Bush The Great

The president of United States of America, George w. Bush (2) may consider himself the most powerful and the best statesman of the world but in reality he stands at the top of the list of controversial leaders.

6: Costa Rica's Politics of Change

• An analysis of Oscar Arias’ presidential victory by COHA Senior Research Fellow Frank Kendrick, Ph.D.

7: Sex Worker Rights Group Participating In Bus Trip

Sex worker rights group participating in national bus trip to stop violence against women and children

9: Suspicion Inhibits Journalists In New Zealand

SYDNEY (IFJ-Asia/Pacific Media Watch): The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is deeply concerned about reports that newspaper employers in New Zealand have tried to undermine the working rights of journalists by illegally listening in on ...

10: Racism and discrimination on rise around the world

Racism and racial discrimination are on the upswing and becoming widespread throughout the world, with the current global situation confirming the worst expectations that man's worst tendencies are created in the womb, a United Nations expert on racism ...

11: Way Is Now Clear For Zaoui To Return Home

New Zealand First says that Ahmed Zaoui's charmed taxpayer funded existence must come to an end with the news that the Algiers government is granting an amnesty to those belonging to the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS).

13: Scoop Link: Video Shows Harmeet Sooden Alive

A videotape of three of the four kidnapped Christian Peacemaker activists shows the men asking their governments and countries in the Gulf to work for their release.

14: Leopold: CIA Leak Path: Cheney, Libby, Woodward

In mid-June 2003, when former Ambassador Joseph Wilson's criticism against the White House's use of pre-war Iraq intelligence started to make national headlines, Vice President Dick Cheney told his former chief of staff and close confidant I. Lewis ...

15: Bush's Illegal Conduct and Impeachable Offenses

Civil Liberties Advocates Maintain Bush's Illegal Conduct Constitutes Impeachable Offenses - Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Scott Harris

16: Howard to keep troops in Iraq as British withdraw

In Adelaide today Greens Leader Bob Brown slammed the Howard government's determination to keep troops in Iraq, even as American and British troops are withdrawn.

17: Improvements for minorities, Kosovo status talks

Improvement in the lives of minorities in Kosovo must be made immediately, a senior United Nations envoy said today, as a prerequisite to settling the final status of the Albanian-majority Serbian province which the United Nations has run ever since ...

18: Scoop Images: Len Lye's Water Whirler

The Wellington waterfront has new sculpture. Water Whirler , realised from drawings and descriptions by Len Lye, is now operating on a specially-constructed pier by Frank Kitts Park.

19: Arts Festival Review: Aarero Stone

Aarero Stone - as its full title suggests, puts two very different performers in an intriguing space. The first is Carol Brown, an expat New Zealander whose London-based company, Carol Brown Dances, has toured around the world. Charles Koroneho is a maori ...

20: Devil Starts Shooting

The first feature film from HEADSTRONG will start shooting on March 12th. Chris Stapp and Matt Heath are better known to New Zealand audiences as the individuals responsible for the country's most notorious television show: Back of the Y Masterpiece Television, ...

21: Europeans Turn to Kiwifruit for Safe Food

Europeans are increasingly turning to “safe” foods like kiwifruit to improve their health and avoid the many food-related problems emerging around the world, according to two major European fruit and vegetable distributors visiting New Zealand this ...

22: Newspaper Advertising Bureau - Ad Of The Month


23: Women on Afghan buses to get new deal

By the end of the year at least 30 per cent of seats on all public buses in Afghanistan will be reserved for women under an ambitious United Nations-backed programme launched in a country where drivers now speed past stops if only women are waiting while men ...

24: Intel/Microsoft: Management & Virtualisation Tech

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, March 7, 2006 - Intel Corporation and Microsoft Corporation today outlined plans to connect computer network management technologies and also to work together to advance promising virtualisation technology that will ...

25: Draft on UN Human Rights Council Unsatisfactory

The draft resolution to establish a United Nations Human Rights Council, presented recently by UN General Assembly President Jan Eliasson, is more than a disappointment. Its adoption by the General Assembly will constitute an enormous missed opportunity ...

26: Visit To Australia by Her Majesty The Queen

Visit To Australia by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke Of Edinburgh

27: Howard follows Bush in making world less safe

Prime Minister John Howard is set to undermine international law and make the world less safe, Australian Greens energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said today.

28: Call rule out South Aust. uranium sales to India

The Greens have called on the Rann government and the Liberal opposition to oppose the sale of uranium from South Australia to India.

29: Deputy sheriff Howard: stand up to sheriff Bush

The Australian Greens today welcomed the Howard government's commitment not to sell uranium to India while it remains outside the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty but called on the Prime Minister to use Australia's position to block the US-India nuclear ...

30: Pakistan: Protect Civilians From Fighting in North

(New York) – Pakistan’s government and Taliban militants must ensure that civilians are not deliberately targeted and that necessary precautions are taken to avoid civilian casualties in fighting in Pakistan’s volatile tribal areas on the Afghan border, ...


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