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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings – 11 June 2006

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

1: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00008.htm


2: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00444.htm


3: Richard Perle reveals US War Plans in the Iran

One US carrier task force is already in position in the Persian Gulf. Two more task forces are moving swiftly to take up their positions in the Iranian theatre. The controversial neoconservative American bureaucrat, Richard Perle, visited Britain ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00114.htm


4: Scoop: Sunni Deep-Cover Bods Fingered Al Zarqawi

Images, text and video: Since Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed by U.S. forces, much speculation has centred on who or what group fingered him. A Sunni deep-cover network looks most likely repoonsible for fingering Al Zarqawi with Al Qaeda's blessing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00131.htm


5: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00265.htm


6: 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. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00059.htm


7: A Higher Being joins the New Zealand Cabinet

Good heavens! What’s going on here? This must be the famed serendipity I have heard tell of. Just when I was at my wits end as to how to start this very difficult message for the New Zealand Green Party and many Environmental Educators across the world, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00129.htm


8: Kiwi Porn Stars On International Arts Scene

Following their recent success at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Van Brugh Family, creators of New Zealand’s cult comedy hit, My Brother And I Are Porn Stars are back in town for a 4 night fundraising season at the Herald Theatre, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0606/S00079.htm


9: The Theft Of The 2004 Presidential Election

In order to believe that George Bush won the November 2, 2004 presidential election, you must also believe all of the following extremely improbable or outright impossible things. [1]

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00118.htm


10: Dave McArthur: Green Party Alert!

These reflections were based on the New Zealand Green Party media release on the 10th of May 2006. The reflections were also prompted by subsequent requests from people that I summarise my concerns about the Enviroschools education resource.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00127.htm

12: Guantanamo Bay Detainees Die of Apparent Suicide

By Sgt. Sara Wood, USA WASHINGTON – Three detainees at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, died of apparent suicides early this morning, military officials reported today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0606/S00271.htm


13: Security treaty with Indonesia shouldn't be signed

Senator Nettle, today, called on the Federal Government to suspend plans for a new security treaty with Indonesia in light of continuing revelations of abuses in West Papua.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0606/S00269.htm


14: Lyndon Hood: Lemonade Kids Feel Tax Squeeze

How much will you let them keep? Because all other things being equal, they'd want to keep it all. Now: imagine that skimming off their lemonade sales is in fact your primary source of income. And that they expect you to pay for their education, doctor's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00120.htm


15: Auckland: Power Outage

A power outage which appears to be Auckland-wide and extending to Hamilton is causing disruption light-controlled intersections and creating traffic delays.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0606/S00093.htm


16: Infringement of trade union rights in Iceland

Brussels (ICFTU Online): In a report published by the ICFTU to coincide with the trade policy review of Iceland at the WTO this week, the Icelandic government is criticised for intervening in the country's industrial relations. Again and again ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0606/S00267.htm


17: Dancing with the Stars: Whose Voting For Rodney?

There's a mystery in New Zealand at the moment and it involves slimmed down ACT leader Rodney Hide and his ability to gather enough votes to stay on TVNZ's light entertainment spectacular – Dancing with the Stars . Last evening Mr Hide sent another higher calibre ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00032.htm


18: Michel Chossudovsky: Who was Abu Musab al Zarqawi?

Mythical figure and terror mastermind Abu Musab Al Zarqawi was killed in an air raid, according to a statement of the Iraqi government. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki announced at a press conference . "We have eliminated Zarqawi."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00126.htm


19: NZ deports man for security reasons

Immigration Minister David Cunliffe says that a Yemeni national, Rayed Mohammed Abdullah Ali, has been deported from New Zealand for security reasons.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0606/S00157.htm


20: UN envoy returns from Timor-Leste to brief Annan

Secretary-General Kofi Annan was briefed by his Special Envoy for Timor-Leste today as a stronger United Nations presence there looked increasingly likely following the recent outbreak of violence in the small nation that the world body shepherded ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0606/S00262.htm


21: D.R. Congo: Climate of Fear Threatens Elections

(New York) – When U.N. Security Council members visit the Democratic Republic of Congo on June 11 and 12, they should insist that the transitional government protect the rights of journalists and human rights defenders, who have increasingly come ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0606/S00260.htm


22: Guantanamo: Hicks' torture uncivilised

The torture of Australian Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks, as outlined in The Monthly magazine cover article by US academic Alfred W McCoy, is frightening and horrifying, Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0606/S00265.htm


23: A Quantum Leap for U.S.-Bolivian Relations

Today, an attempt will be made to eliminate the final refuge of the former School of the Americas (SOA), an immensely controversial military training base for “qualified citizens of the Western Hemisphere,” located in Fort Benning, Georgia and funded ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00108.htm


24: Audio: Manning & Pound on Tasers (Full Commentary)

(Full commentary) Selwyn Manning and Simon Pound discuss how public opposition is mounting against the NZ Police's intent to trial the Taser on mainly the mentally ill, drunks and druggies. Is this a move toward fully arming Kiwi cops?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00124.htm


25: No Permanent Iraq Bases: Passed & Removed in Conf.

When the House and the Senate pass similar but not identical bills, they create a conference committee to work out the differences. When they both passed amendments to the "emergency supplemental" spending bill stipulating that none of the money ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00130.htm


26: RDU Audio: Wammo IVs KiwiFM's Karyn Hay

RDU Audio: RDU's Wammo IVs Karyn Hay: discuss: on KiwiFM and government prop up tactics, a not-for-profit and non commercial conditions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00125.htm


27: Transfer of medicines/money to Nablus

The June 10 "convoy demonstration" of a coalition of peace groups at Nablus checkpoint had to be postponed, but the transfer of medicines/money for medicines will go through as planned.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0606/S00270.htm


28: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00066.htm


29: Agreement in principle reached over Auckland claim

Ngati Whatua o Orakei Maori Trust Board today signed an agreement in principle with the Crown to settle all their outstanding historical Treaty of Waitangi claims.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0606/S00154.htm


30: Seafood Industry Excited At World First Proposal

The New Zealand Seafood Industry Council is looking forward to working with the Government to turn the ‘the greatest marine bio-diversity protection proposal that has been presented in the world’ into reality, said Chief Executive Owen Symmans. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0606/S00144.htm

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