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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings – 7 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: 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. ...

4: 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.

5: 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 – ...

6: 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.

7: 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:

8: Emirates Offers Business and First Class Treats

Emirates Airline has a double treat in store for New Zealand travellers using its premium classes.

9: Talented, successful Kiwis all over globe

Kea New Zealand’s global census, Every One Counts, has discovered a large group of highly talented and engaged Kiwi expats around the world. The online survey connected with more than 29,000 New Zealanders living in 155 countries.

10: Palast vs. Coulter - Battle of the Books begins

TODAY, ANNE COULTER AND I BOTH LAUNCH OUR BOOKS -- hers to promote the latest flavor of hate and militant ignorance; mine -- 'Armed Madhouse: Who's Afraid of Osama Wolf?, The Scheme to Steal '08 and other Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Class War ...

11: Israel Tunes Out: Denies entrance to piano tuner

1- Israel Tunes Out: Denies entrance to piano tuner from California 2- Toronto Sun: "Protesting against Israeli apartheid" 3- Visiting Your Neighbours in Tel Rumeida 4- Villagers in South Hebron Hills Win "Battle of the Gap"

12: 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 ...

13: 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 ...

14: Israel’s Right to Exist a Question of Legitimacy

“For thousands of years, we Jews have been nourished and sustained by a yearning for our historic land. I, like many others, was raised with a deep conviction that the day would never come when we would have to relinquish parts of the land of our ...

15: Scoop Launches Audio and Video Podcast Feed

Scoop has launched its audio/video podcast providing Scoopers with the best way to stay ahead of other media. The great thing about the podcast is it allows you to listen and view the media at a time that's convenient to you.

16: National's postcard hammers home tax message

A postcard driving home the tax cut message will be delivered to New Zealand homes this week, says National Party Leader Don Brash. About 760,000 postcards have been printed and will go into homes and private boxes in metropolitan Auckland, Hamilton, ...

17: COHA: Mexican Presidential Campaign Grows Tense

Council On Hemispheric Affairs MONITORING POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND DIPLOMATIC ISSUES AFFECTING THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE Tuesday, June 6, 2006 COHA REPORT ON THE MEXICAN ELECTIONS: Flirting with Danger: Mexican Presidential Campaign Grows Tense • Mexico ...

18: Robert F. Kennedy Jr: Was the 2004 Election Stolen

Like many Americans, I spent the evening of the 2004 election watching the returns on television and wondering how the exit polls, which predicted an overwhelming victory for John Kerry, had gotten it so wrong. By midnight, the official tallies showed ...

19: 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 ...

20: A Step Backwards For Freedom Of Speech

Today we will see a remarkable step backwards for freedom of speech in this country. Tim Selwyn - an Auckland freelance writer - will go on trial in the Auckland District Court on sedition charges relating to flyers left at the scene of an axe attack on ...

21: Resolutions passed by WAN at World Newspaper Cong.

(WAN/IFEX) - The following is a series of 6 June 2006 WAN press releases summarising resolutions passed at the World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum in Moscow, Russia:

22: Borrow and hope Brash returns

The National Party is returning to its misguided election promise of borrowing to fund tax cuts, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

24: Get Your 2006 Congressional Election Results Now!

assigning nefarious motives to even the most casual and untested of my acquaintances. As a result, I believe I tend to inspire similar confidence on the part of others.

25: 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.

26: Ortho Evra Patch Maker Waves A White Flag

On May 2, 2006, Johnson & Johnson attorney, Susan Sharko, wrote to New Jersey Superior Court Judge, Peter Bariso, to inform the court that the company had reached confidential settlements with 11 of the 12 plaintiffs involved in litigation in New Jersey.

27: 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 ...

28: Calls for stepped-up US engagement with UN

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General today called for greater United States engagement with the UN, warning that Washington cannot “go it alone” in approaching diverse problems ranging from the threat of bird flu to the situation in violence-wracked ...

30: UQ Wire: Who Owns The DC9 "Cocaine One"

Eight weeks after Mexican soldiers at a rural airport in the Yucatan discovered 5.5 tons of cocaine onboard an American-registered DC9 painted to resemble aircraft from the U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, Mexican and U.S. law enforcement officials seem ...


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