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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings – 8 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: 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.

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: 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.

6: 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 – ...

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: Kodak will over shadow apples IPOD

If Christchurch based photographic firm Hanafins have it right, they are onto the biggest news since the advent of digital photography. Kodaks new high speed scanner, which can easily convert shoeboxes full of photographs into archived high quality ...

9: Emirates Offers Business and First Class Treats

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

10: The States That Failed East Timor

As East Timor is wracked with crisis and the western media pour into another “failed state” my thoughts turn to the states ( and the media) that failed East Timor when Indonesia seized it in 1975 and over a period of almost a quarter of a century of ...

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: Research Tool Predicts Landslide for Gore in 2008

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2006 -- A new behavior prediction tool is forecasting a landslide victory for former Democratic Vice President Al Gore in the 2008 presidential election. However, should Hillary Clinton gain the Democratic nomination, any potential ...

14: 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 ...

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: Herald Describes Genocide as 'Rugged' - A Response

In a piece in the Herald last weekend, Assistant Editor John Roughan claimed that New Zealanders were into supporting East Timorese independence, and that the Timorese weren't really ready for it.

17: Sylvia Park traffic on Southern Motorway – Update

Transit New Zealand advises motorists to avoid the Southern Motorway northbound in the Mt Wellington area due to continued heavy traffic flow to the new Sylvia Park shopping centre.

18: Research Reveals Dental Implants Improves Sex Life

Being fitted with dental implants can have a positive effect on the sex lives of denture wearers, compared to those without an implant-retained denture, by reducing the uneasiness felt during kissing, intimacy and sexual activity, according to recent ...

19: John Bolton Responds To UNDSG Mark Malloch Brown

Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Remarks at the Security Council Stakeout New York City June 7, 2006

20: Councillor Condemns Graffiti Mural in Manukau

Manukau City Councillor Dick Quax is aghast that the TelstraClear Pacific is promoting a massive graffiti mural.

21: 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.

22: 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 ...

23: 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 ...

24: 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 ...

25: 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"

26: Kiwi Mountain Woman Missing In Alaska Wilderness

A Canadian based New Zealand woman is missing on Alaska's Mt. Foraker. Canadian authorities have stated that Karen McNeill (37) of Canmore Alberta and her friend Sue Nott have been 'officially' missing on the mountain since Thursday June 1.

27: Radioactive Waste Leak in Champagne Water Supply

Radioactive Waste Leaking into Champagne Water Supply PARIS - May 30 - Greenpeace today revealed that France's iconic sparkling wine, Champagne, is threatened by radioactive contamination leaking from a nuclear waste dumpsite in the region. Low levels of ...

28: Sylvia Park Traffic on S Motorway – Latest Update

Transit New Zealand advises motorists travelling on the Southern Motorway to the new Sylvia Park shopping centre that due to heavy congestion all traffic is being diverted away from the site.

29: National ignores inflation warning

The Reserve Bank's latest monetary policy statement provides the sort of cold, hard evidence on inflation that should make National rethink its reckless tax cut plans, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

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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