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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 14 March 2006

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

1: The 48 Hour Media-blitz For War With Iran

In the last 48 hours all the major players in the Bush administration have issued statements warning of the impending danger of Iran. Cheney blasted the Islamic regime saying there would be "meaningful consequences" if it refuses to comply with international ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00166.htm


2: Cricket Captains Cruel Comments A Set Up

A series of cruel comments from NZ cricket captain Stephen Fleming to his former team mate Mark Richardson is evidently part of an elaborate spoof that will appear on Sky TV later this week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00171.htm


3: US illegality in Iraq: Where is the limit?

The Brussells Tribunal Committee http://brusselstribunal.org US illegality in Iraq: Where is the limit? - The United States-led occupation continues to demolish humanitarian law with impunity in Iraq - Occupying powers have bred a culture of insecurity that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00232.htm


4: 30 US Reps Back Bush Impeachment Inquiry

(APN) ATLANTA - 30 US House Representatives have signed on as sponsors or co-sponsors of H. Res 635, which would create a Select Committee to look into the grounds for recommending President Bush's impeachment, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00158.htm


5: Scoop Audio: Scoop Interviews Reporter Robert Fisk

UK Independent Newspaper foreign correspondent Robert Fisk is in New Zealand this week for the Wellington International Arts Festival's Writer's & Readers Week . This morning Scoop Co-editor Alastair Thompson caught up with Mr Fisk en route to Wellington ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00152.htm


6: Condoleezza Rice: Our Opportunity With India

The week before last President Bush concluded a historic agreement on civilian nuclear cooperation with India, a rising democratic power in a dynamic Asia. This agreement is a strategic achievement: It will strengthen international security. It will enhance ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00254.htm


7: Genocide Charges to be laid against Queen

Black GST Elder Robbie Thorpe today announced Charges will be laid against the Sovereign Head of Australia, Queen Elizabeth II for Crimes against humanity, including Genocide, against the Indigenous peoples of Australia under the International Convention on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00250.htm


8: Sky Television Update On Cricket Company IV

Part of a mock interview between BLACKCAPS captain Stephen Fleming and SKY Commentator Mark Richardson, for SKY's weekly magazine show, Cricket Company has been inadvertently broadcast on the internet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0603/S00108.htm


9: Questions for Oral Answer - 14 March 2006

1. Dr PITA SHARPLES to the Minister of Maori Affairs: He aha tana whakautu ki te korero i roto i te Ripoata o te Tari Matua o Amerika mo nga Take Mana Tangata i Aotearoa nei i puta i tera wiki mo te noho rawa kore o nga tangata whenua o Aotearoa nei?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00207.htm


10: The EU, Israel, Palestine & The Geneva Initiative

From November 2004 until March 2006, Israelis and Palestinans will have seen the following happen in only seventeen months: the death of Yasser Arafat, the election of Mahmoud Abbas as President of the Palestinian Authority, the first withdrawal ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00159.htm


11: Dahr Jamail: Iraq - Permanent US Colony

Why does the Bush Administration refuse to discuss withdrawing occupation forces from Iraq? Why is Halliburton, who landed the no-bid contracts to construct and maintain US military bases in Iraq, posting higher profits than ever before in its 86-year ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00186.htm


12: UQ Wire: Port Deal Pales In Comparison To Ptech

While Congress and the media focus on the potential dangers of a UAE-owned company running American port operations, any possible threat is dwarfed by the current insecurity of the US government's computer infrastructure, which has been compromised by a company ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00079.htm


13: The Nonsense Of Nation-Building In Afghanistan

Nation-building is a term created by people living off Pentagon contracts. It is one of those queasy political expressions with no hard meaning yet its use raises few eyebrows. The term sounds as though it means something, and it is treated as ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00155.htm


14: Rice Briefing En Route Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Briefing En Route Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Secretary Condoleezza Rice En Route Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 12, 2006

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00256.htm


15: Kiwi Scientists Develop Malnutrition Treatment

Using groundbreaking technology developed by a local New Zealand company the New Zealand based charity, Medicine Mondiale, has developed a high quality, low cost, predigested protein formulation called Proteinforte which can be readily absorbed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0603/S00040.htm


16: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 13 March 2006

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00181.htm


17: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing March 13, 2006

IRAN New York Consultations on Nuclear Program / Focus on Security Council Russian Negotiations / U.S. Continuing Work with Russia Process Driven by Iran's Actions / Next Step Russian Proposal / Suspension of Enrichment-Related Activity Preliminary ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00257.htm


18: BBC Link: Secret Sale Of UK Plutonium To Israel

The UK supplied Israel with quantities of plutonium while Harold Wilson was prime minister, BBC Newsnight can reveal. The sale was made despite a warning from British intelligence that it might "make a material contribution to an Israeli weapons programme".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00191.htm


19: Karen P. Hughes - Remarks to the Press in Brazil

Karen P. Hughes, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Mackenzie University Sao Paolo, Brazil March 13, 2006

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00255.htm


20: Swanson: Did Bush Make Mistakes in Good Faith?

When we watch a video of Bush being informed of the danger of Hurricane Katrina and recall that he claimed that there was no way he could have known of that danger, our faith in his good intentions may be shaken.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00183.htm


21: Mark Drolette: Hey, Cut Scooter Some Slack

It seems that I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, former chief of staff to Vile, check it, Vice President Dick Cheney, has a lot on his mind, or at least did in the summer of 2003. Libby was so busy then, in fact, that he really can’t be blamed if he let ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00190.htm


22: Dyslexia Awareness Shines on the Red Carpet

Raising awareness about dyslexia is important to the producer of the romantic comedy film ‘Meet Me In Miami‚’ when the film has its New Zealand red carpet premiere in Christchurch on March 22nd 2006.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0603/S00042.htm


23: Experts Question Credibility Of US HR Report

Foreign policy, legal and human rights authorities are raising serious questions about the credibility of the U.S. State Department's annual report on human rights, released last week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00197.htm


24: Sex Worker Rights Group Participating In Bus Trip

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0603/S00065.htm


25: Islamic regime transforms university into cemetery

The Islamic regime pushed ahead in the promotion of its policy of "Culture of Death" and "Mourning Ritual" by transforming part of the Tehran University into a new cemetery. Three bodies belonging to what has been qualified as 'Unknown ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00247.htm


26: Writers and Readers Week: Joe Sacco

Joe Sacco is a cartoonist best known for his journalistic comics focusing on war zones. Palestine depicts stories and his experiences in Israel and the Palestinian territories - other works have focued on the Bosnian War and he is currently working ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00195.htm


27: Fast Food Companies Should Follow BP

SuperSizeMyPay.com is calling on McDonald’s, Burger King and Restaurant Brands (KFC, Starbucks, Pizza Hut) to follow oil giant BP and end youth rates.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0603/S00198.htm


28: 9 000 000 Quit The Chinese Communist Party

Chinese and Kiwi’s alike will gather in Wellington this Wednesday to celebrate 9,000,000 people who have quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and associated organisations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0603/S00104.htm


29: Dunne: Tax reform is like rust - it never sleeps

As a result of the confidence and supply agreement between Labour and United Future, the term of this Parliament will be marked by a number of major tax initiatives, in addition to those measures already underway, and the ongoing programme of base ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00209.htm


30: Public Address 14/03/06 - Oh, The Irony

Up to and including the time of the announcement that Fairfax was to acquire the Independent business weekly, there was a perception that the Independent's rival, the National Business Review, was also up for sale, for the right price...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00192.htm

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