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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings – 6 June 2006


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

1: Kamala Sarup: Politics Of Education

We need to wage war for good educational system to improve a peaceful political system. Also, how can we protect a detailed social system so we can work exactly for educational reforms system?. Radical reforms on education needed because that means educational ...

2: Kelpie Wilson: Monkey Business 2008

Is this what the 2008 presidential contest is going to look like? Last week, two media stories made me wonder. On Wednesday we were treated to a jaw-dropping Bill Frist puff piece by Washington Post writer Laura Blumenfield, who followed the politician ...

3: Latin America - The Path Away from U.S. Domination

Council On Hemispheric Affairs MONITORING POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND DIPLOMATIC ISSUES AFFECTING THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE Friday, June 2, 2006 An Opinion Piece by COHA Director Larry Birns:

4: The AZ Polygamy Town Airport Built With Fed $$$Mns

The first shock is the realization that an airport costing Americans $3 million exists in the polygamist-owned Arizona wastelands of Colorado City. It sits "Spielberg-like" north of the Grand Canyon, east of the Colorado River and serves a handful of planes. ...

5: Democracy Assist. Dialogue on Women's Empowerment

Good Morning. It is a pleasure to be here with you all. Thank you to our Turkish hosts for bringing us together and for welcoming us with such warm hospitality.

6: Norman Solomon: Media Memorial Day

People who are concerned about the state of the US news media in 2006 might pause to consider those who have lost their lives in the midst of journalistic neglect, avoidance and bias.

7: Theatresports

Wellington’s funniest improvisers pit themselves against each other in a battle of wits with the audience as judge, jury and (possibly) executioner. More real than reality TV, this is comedy the way you want it – stand up, sit down, lie about – ...

8: National Congratulates Inglis

The National Party has congratulated double amputee and mountaineer Mark Inglis and his team for successfully scaling the world's highest peak.

9: 11 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the U.S. Military

Eleven Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military By David Swanson I just read an excellent book from called "10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military." Personally I was never attracted to the military ...

10: Russel Norman: Learning from Easter Island

Tena Kotou History is the victory of remembering over forgetting. And it is by remembering the history of humankind that we can avoid repeating it. Sometimes, in order to remember our history, we have to tell unpleasant truths about the past, and in order to serve ...

11: Will Major Media Finally Cover Election Fraud?

That the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004 were stolen has become an article of faith for millions of mainstream Americans. But there has been barely a whiff of coverage in the major media about any problems with the electronic voting machines ...

12: Da Vinci Code: statement from the Anglican Bishops

“Some of us have been approached about our views on The Da Vinci Code novel and movie in recent weeks. We are also aware that a number of people believe that The Da Vinci Code story is real and that its description of Christian history is true.

13: Nursing Home Ind. - Whistleblower Breeding Ground

One of the most effective weapons the government has for unearthing fraud against Medicare and Medicaid in the nursing home industry is the False Claims Act. The fraud is so rampant in that industry that it should be officially designated as a breeding ...

14: Rice Interview by David Ensor of CNN

SECRETARY RICE: We are very pleased with the outcome of last night's talks. Indeed it is what we came here to do. This establishes two paths and it also establishes again that the Iranians need to return to the negotiating table, but in order to ...

15: Australia Hosts Apec Pandemic Influenza Exercise

All 21 member economies of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) will take part in a major exercise on 7 June 2006 to test and strengthen regional communication networks in the event of an influenza pandemic.

16: Toni Solo: Tommy Cooper Journalism

Tommy Cooper was a much-loved British comedian who died tragically but perhaps fittingly on stage during a performance - people thought he was fooling. Cooper's stock in trade was to pose as an incompetent magician.

17: Marjorie Cohn: Stop the Beast

In an annual security conference on Saturday, Donald Rumsfeld assured the audience, "We don't intend to occupy [Iraq] for any period of time. Our troops would like to go home and they will go home."

18: Special Briefing 6th Trafficking in Persons Rep.

On-The-Record Briefing by Ambassador John R. Miller, Ambassador-at-Large for International Slavery, on Release of the Sixth Annual Trafficking in Persons Report

19: Historical Turnbull Maps Now Online

The Alexander Turnbull Library has linked some 240 images of historical New Zealand maps from its collections to the National Library Catalogue ( The maps and charts, dated from 1587 to the 1980s, are mostly of the Pacific and ...

20: Costa Rica: Antiunion repression

Brussels (ICFTU OnLine): Serious threats were made against Costa Rican trade union representatives from the Confederación de Trabajadores Rerum Novarum (CTRN) when their office was attacked in on 24 May.

21: Bill Berkowitz: The Lou Dobbs Fear Factor

On the May 23rd edition of Lou Dobbs' nightly CNN program "Lou Dobbs Tonight," the generally affable talk-show host, who has become the network's go-to-guy on immigration issues, repeated a racist conspiracy theory and ran a graphic provided by the white ...

22: Labour ignores Nancy Wake again

Labour is the last to recognise the actions of New Zealand's greatest living war heroine, says National's Veterans Affairs spokeswoman, Judith Collins.

23: Condoleezza Rice IV on CNN with Wolf Blitzer

QUESTION: I want to get to Iran in a moment, but first the U.S.-Canadian relationship, the arrests of 17 Canadians, Canadian citizens, Canadian residents. What does this say about the threat potentially to the United States from terrorists perhaps coming ...

24: Robert B. Zoellick To Org. of American States

Robert B. Zoellick, Deputy Secretary of State; Remarks to General Assembly of the Organization of American States As Prepared for Delivery Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic June 5, 2006

25: Karen Hughes In Morocco: Listening and Learning

Visit to Morocco: Listening and Learning Karen Hughes, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Sidi Moumen Sports Center Casablanca, Morocco June 4, 2006

26: Stay in Iraq Until it's Peaceful or We're Sane

Have you ever heard someone try to argue that the Iraq War was a mistake but that now the proper course is to continue the mistake a bit longer or to carefully end it in a long and complicated way that could take months or years? Have you ever wondered ...

27: Public Address 06/06/06 - Shipping Out!

IDG Communications is leaving the New Zealand market, licensing its key titles, including PC World and Computerworld, to Fairfax. Except for Unlimited and IDG's Tone competitor Fast Forward, which are now out of business. I have a soft spot for IDG, not least ...

28: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing June 5, 2006

SUDAN Arrival of Joint African Union-United Nations Assessment Team to Khartoum and Darfur Later This Week

29: GLW On Climate change: Nuclear Is No Solution!

Despite being seen as a climate change “renegade”, Prime Minister John Howard is currently attempting to gain “greenie” points by pushing for acceptance of “cleaner and greener” nuclear power as the solution to global warming. However, environmentalists, ...

30: RFK And Rolling Stone Nail Ohio's Stolen Election

At Last!!!! The story of the stolen election of 2004 has FINALLY busted into the mainstream media, thanks to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Rolling Stone Magazine. We all owe them great thanks.


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