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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 26 April 2006


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

1: Bush Impeachment Resolution Introduced In Illinois

Representative Karen A. Yarbrough, a Democratic member of the Illinois State Assembly, introduced a resolution calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush.

2: Kamala Sarup: World Refugees Day

In 2000 the General Assembly of the United Nations passed a resolution that proclaimed June 20th to be World Refugee Day. Some time ago the UN's High Commissioner for Refugees said the following: "Every day we can observe incredible courage and strength of ...

3: Senator John Kerry: The Right to Dissent

Thirty-five years ago today, I testified before the Foreign Relations Committee of the United States Senate, and called for an end to the war I had returned from fighting not long before.

4: ING Property Trust Unit Purchase Plan

On 31 March 2006 ING Property Trust announced that it would introduce a Unit Purchase Plan for unitholders. The Unit Purchase Plan enables all Eligible Unitholders to subscribe for units having an aggregate subscription amount of $5,000 per unitholder.

5: Greg Palast: Loser Nation

America is a nation of losers. It's the best thing about us. We're the dregs, what the rest of the world barfed up and threw on our shores.

6: California 2nd State To Introduce Bush Impeachment

Joining Illinois, California has become the second state in which a proposal to impeach President Bush has been introduced in the state legislature. And this one includes Cheney as well.

7: NZ Prime Minister out of the closet on Peak Oil

As the price of oil hangs at record heights, unmoving, like a pall threatening to choke economies and festering the sore that is inflation (October delivery contracts on the NYMEX are over US$75 a barrel), the cattle-class as well as the impotent media ...

8: Mazur: Deeper Into The Dillon-Euphronios Nexus

I first met University of Arizona political science professor David N. Gibbs about a year ago while researching a story about the Patrice Lumumba matrix. Dr. Gibbs spent a couple of years in Africa in the Peace Corps(Niger, 1979-1980) where his ...

9: Ryan & Dorday: Another Day In The Solomon Islands

(Honiara, 26 April 2006) - After flying down to Christchurch Monday night, the Scoop contingent (photographer Jason Dorday and myself) caught the New Zealand Defense Force cargo flight to the Solomon Islands. At around 11 hours, including a stop-off ...

10: Solo: Shifting Centres Of Gravity In Latin America

COPA the Panamanian airline is now flying the Brazilian company Embraer's E-190 commercial airliners on routes previously dominated by Boeing 737s. This detail highlights broader shifts in the economic balance of power in Latin America away from United States ...

11: Keith Lyons: Chernobyl - A Thinly Wrapped Monster

A thinly wrapped monster On the 20th birthday of the world’s worst nuclear accident, Keith Lyons recalls his 10th anniversary visit inside Chernobyl’s ‘dead zone’.

12: Bushism As Greek Drama: "Hubris" And "Tragic Flaws

The world of theatre that I've swum in for decades as a drama critic provides a useful prism through which to view today's political events and players.

13: Bushco: Lame Duck, Or Armed And Dangerous?

I once heard a story about a certain playwright with a bad personality who asked his assistant ‘why must people take such an instant dislike to me??” To which the assistant replied, “it saves time.”

14: Norma Sherry: Genocide

As a people who praise humanity; as a human race we have a despicable history. Since the beginning of time we, as a people, have abolished those with whom we didn’t like or agree with, or those who had what we wanted: like land or rich resources. We haven’t ...

15: Audio & Images: ANZAC Day Dawns In Wellington

Audio & Images: ANZAC Day Dawns In Wellington Sounds and sights from this mornings Dawn Service at the Cenotaph in Wellington.

16: Rice Print Roundtable With Greek Journalists

QUESTION: Okay, we'll start with, actually, I think Iran dominates, actually, I think, and you're arriving in a quite crucial moment in Greece. On the 28th, the date set for the Security Council expires. So my question is: Do you think that it's time ...

17: Greenpeace: The 20th anniversary of Chernobyl

Amsterdam, 26th April 2006 - Today, on the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster we must reflect on the impact of the day that changed the world's view of nuclear power. Chernobyl was not simply an industrial accident. It was a human tragedy on ...

18: Condoleezza Rice With Turkish Deputy PM A. Gul

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER GUL: (Via interpreter) -- very pleased to see the Secretary of State of the United States, the friendly and allied country of United States, Dr. Rice, to Turkey. You will remember Dr. Rice visited Turkey last year when she ...

19: Public Address 26/04/06 - Wiki Trouble

My column in the next issue of The Listener looks at the troubles rising at Wikipedia: internal fighting, edit wars, entries that degrade over time. Brilliant idea, shame about the humans. It turns out that the Helen Clark entry is fairly troubled...,

20: Result of David Parker Investigation

The Registrar of Companies has announced today that he has accepted the advice of the Auckland Office of the Crown Solicitor, Meredith Connell, that no prosecution action be taken against Mr Davld Parker MP, or any other director associated with ...

21: Wake Up! Our Fish is Being Stolen

CATCHLINE.. South Pacific countries are sitting on a time bomb if pirate fishing is not contained within two to three years as key species of fish in the Pacific Ocean will be critically over fished.

22: Two Laws In Parker Inquiry

ACT Leader Rodney Hide said today that the Companies Office failure to prosecute David Parker was a disgrace, and that business laws now mean nothing in New Zealand if you're a Minister in Helen Clark's Government.

23: Kiwi Students Spend Six Days in the DPRK

After months of organisation and belated email exchanges between a North Korean tour company, the New Zealand DPRK friendship society and ourselves (group of three Auckland University Arts students), what begun as a faint idea sometime last year in the Quad ...

24: Broadband + Tolls = Rewards with Quicksilver

Quicksilver Internet announces the launch of its new rewards plan that will allow users to earn free broadband.

25: William Blum's Anti-Empire Report April 22, 2006

The recent paper by two prominent academics, John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, on "The Israel Lobby", has spurred considerable discussion both in the mainstream media and on the Internet about the significance of the role played by this lobby in instigating ...

26: Solomon Islands Prime Minister Resigns

Solomon Islands newly elected Prime Minister Snyder Rini this morning resigned just minutes before a “no confidence motion” against his coalition government was debated in parliament. He was understood to have expected a number of defections from his ...

27: Labour propaganda at Te Papa unacceptable

An interactive computer display at Te Papa which gives the user the option of joining the Labour Party but no other political group is unacceptable propaganda, says National's State Services spokesman, Gerry Brownlee.

28: Ray McGovern: McCarthyism: Mary and Joe

As additional information on the firing of CIA official Mary McCarthy just ten days short of her retirement becomes available, what is afoot is becoming quite clear. We are witnessing a Stalinesque show trial sans the actual trial and inevitable execution. ...

29: Earth Day Media Release - Winds of Change

The Green Party had some fun with a beach camp at Wellington's Cuba Mall fountain on Earth Day this last Saturday to illustrate the impact of global climate disruption for International Earth Day. Kids played in the sand, and others in wet suits and ...

30: Game-Changing Direction for Business PCs

The way the world views and uses business PCs is about to change with the introduction of Intel Corporation’s new Intel vPro™ technology, a revolutionary shift in desktop PC security and manageability along with remarkable energy-saving computing performance.


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