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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 10 May 2006


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

1: Hawaii Legislature Takes Steps to End War

The Hawaii State Senate has passed a resolution "CALLING UPON THE GOVERNOR OF HAWAII TO TAKE STEPS TO WITHDRAW THE HAWAII ARMY AND AIR NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS FROM IRAQ." The resolution is a thing of beauty, has been mailed to the Governor and the President, ...

2: May Finance Newsletter

As expected the Reserve Bank didn’t increase the Official Cash Rate on the 27th of April. It remains at 7.25%. They say they can’t see any more rises - but don’t expect any drop this year.

3: Marjorie Cohn: Bush Setting up Attack on Iran

Now that the mission - whatever it was - has not been accomplished in Iraq, Bush is setting up a potentially bigger disaster in Iran. Last month, Seymour Hersh revealed that the US military is making preparations for an attack on Iran. Recent events ...

4: Brash should come clean or resign

Government Minister Trevor Mallard called on National leader Don Brash to tell the truth about whether or not American strategists were involved in his election campaign in New Zealand last year - as he promoted in an email tabled in Parliament today.

5: Ray McGovern Is Going to Rumsfeld's House

center> Ray McGovern wasn't aiming to make Donald Rumsfeld stutter and stammer like a kid caught cheating on a test when he asked him last week why he'd lied us into a war. That was just a side benefit. Ray wants answers, and he's taking his demand ...

6: Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 9 May 2006

1. Dr DON BRASH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in all her Ministers, in light of the leak last week of confidential Budget-related Cabinet papers that reportedly wiped $1.8 billion from the market value of Telecom ...

7: Cartwright Cambodian War Crimes Tribunal Judge

Government House today confirmed that the Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright has been appointed as a trial judge for the Cambodia War Crimes Tribunal.

8: Author To Expose Top-Secret JFK CIA Plan On TV

Thom Hartmann, Air America radio host and co-author of the new book "Ultimate Sacrifice," is featured in an explosive special produced by NBC which will run on the Discovery Channel on Thursday, May 11 at 9pm (Eastern, and again later that night at 1am). ...

9: The CIA, Cocaine One & Putting Planes in 'Suspense

In the two weeks since an American DC9 airliner was busted by Mexican troops at a small airport in the Yucatan, carrying 5.5 tons of cocaine packed neatly into 128 identical black suitcases (somewhat hilariously marked 'private') the search for ...

10: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 10 May 2006

1. JUDY TURNER to the Minister of Health: Why is the Government building more public hospitals when there is under-utilised capacity in private hospitals?

11: Merrin Gallery In Italy's Antiquities Dragnet?

It is not totally surprising that New York antiquities dealer Ed Merrin appears to be caught in the dragnet of Italian prosecutors who are conducting a criminal trial in Rome, having already charged dealer Bob Hecht and former Getty Museum curator ...

12: Questions And Answers - Wednesday, 10 May 2006

1. JUDY TURNER (Deputy Leader—United Future) to the Minister of Health: Why is the Government building more public hospitals when there is underutilised capacity in private hospitals?

13: Public Address 10/05/06 - Dear Ms. Gattung

Dear Ms. Gattung, "The" unbundling should keep the ICT industry in gossip for a few weeks as yet: over at gen-i I am sure the walls are positively pulsing with theory and rumour. I actually want to offer a word of support and some advice, but I need ...

14: 1820 Sheep die grazing GE cotton land

The latest studies on GE Cotton farming have raised grave concerns about the safety of GE cotton which is widely used in food as well as in clothing. A preliminary report released in late April has found that thousands of sheep died after grazing on land ...

15: Scoop Competition: Win A Powerball!

Scoop has 3 Power®balls to give away. Two of them of the high tech variety that allow you to hold office competitions over who can make it go the fastest.

16: How to Keep Democrats From Blowing the 06 Election

I know it doesn't make much sense, given how the Republicans seem to be imploding every day in new scandals and corruptions and reckless policies -- and with the Administration's approval numbers about to head into the 20s -- but I can't shake the fear that somehow ...

17: Rice Interview With the NBC Editorial Board

QUESTION: Let's hope we're all in and locked up. Our guest obviously needs no introduction. I will say on behalf of the news division, on behalf of our news division president, who as we mentioned is leaving for the airport, Madame Secretary, we appreciate you ...

18: Anti-American sentiment alive and well

National Party Leader Don Brash is disappointed that Foreign Minister Winston Peters appears to have jumped onto Labour's anti-American bandwagon.

19: Aust launches raid on our best and brightest

National Party Leader Don Brash says all New Zealanders should be concerned by the latest twist in Australia's raid on our best and brightest.

20: Audio, Images: Cigarette Warning Consultation Doc

Associate Minister of Health Damien O'Connor today released a consultation document proposing large, graphic images of health problems on the front and back of tobacco product packets.

21: Graphic warnings on the horizon for smokers

Images of rotting gums and teeth, throat cancer and gangrenous feet are about to be put before New Zealanders as the government continues its effort to reduce smoking rates.

22: The Aftermath of Bolivia’s Gas Golpe

• The furor over Bolivia's dramatic nationalization of the country’s natural gas begins subside, but difficulties remain • At an emergency summit, Pink Tide leaders demonstrate their determination to contain the anger and disappointment: Morales ...

23: No time to lose in setting up UN force for Sudan

No time to lose in setting up UN force for Sudan’s Darfur region – Annan

24: Aussie Budget Increases 'Tax Gap'

Australian workers will receive almost $37 billion from tax cuts announced in last night's Budget, leaving Kiwi workers further behind their Kangaroo cousins, says ACT Leader Rodney Hide.

25: Chairs appointed to cultural and heritage boards

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark today announced the appointment of four new chairs of cultural and heritage boards: - John Judge as Chair of Te Papa Tongarewa Board for a 3-year term - Diana Fenwick as Chair of the New Zealand Symphony ...

26: International Wine Competition to fund research

In a move to further cement its commitment to the New Zealand wine industry, Liquorland Limited , owners of the country’s most established international wine competition, the Liquorland Top 100 , are contributing $ 80,000 to fund important research into ...

27: Lyndon Hood: Self-Publicising with the Politicians

With Rodney Hide's first appearance on Dancing with the Stars and Heather Roy joining the Territorials, we may see a wave of politicians finding tangential and questionable effective ways to promote themselves. Scoop brings you a few of the most likely possibilities:

28: Peters puts domestic politicking ahead of NZ

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters might as well hand his Ministerial warrant back if he intends to damage New Zealand's international interests for perceived domestic political gain, says National Party Foreign Affairs spokesman Murray McCully.

29: M. Shahid Alam: The Muslims America Loves

Being a Muslim today – in the middle of America’s ‘war against global terrorism’ – carries some new hazards. But it is not without its bright side for a few Muslims who are eager to profit from this war.

30: "Anti-American" claim ploy of failed leader

Claims by Don Brash of anti-Americanism on my part because he was caught out over trying to recruit overseas assistance for the 2005 election, are both nonsense and the worst kind of desperate diversionary tactic, says Foreign Minister Rt Hon Winston ...


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