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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings – 12 June 2006

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Dates: 13/Jun/2006 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 ...

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

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 ...

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

3: Spread of bird flu to humans only “matter of time

An Australian expert on the flu virus has warned that it is only a matter of time that one of the present strains of bird flu will jump species and be spread from human to human.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0606/S00042.htm

4: Bush: The Most Defamed President Of US History

The peace loving & humanitarian public of America, while opposing George Bush, & on the falling graph of popularity of Bush, it becomes a common talk, & a question arises, if people weren’t happy over the policies of George Bush, why was he elected ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00144.htm

5: 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

6: The Role of NGOs in the Development of Democracy

Barry F. Lowenkron, Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Remarks to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, DC June 8, 2006

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0606/S00277.htm

7: Scoop: Govt Must Explain Detail Behind Deportation

Rayed Abdullah arrived in NZ in February, based himself in Auckland, attended an English language school, moved to the Manawatu, began flight training. Suddenly he was deported. Scoop has found there are more questions than answers...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00150.htm

8: FULL COVERAGE: And The Lights Went Out In Auckland

Today's massive power failure in Auckland and Hamilton shows just how fragile New Zealand's transmission system has become, says National's Energy spokesman Nick Smith. Here is FULL COVERAGE of the weather bomb, including power outage in Auckland!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00151.htm

9: DWS: Captain Hide Sinks Like The Titanic

Last evening the champion of the middle aged man on TVNZ's Dancing With the Stars Act leader Rodney Hide began the show with a nautical theme and ended up sinking like the Titanic. Mr Hide's progress on the dancing talent show was impeded by four ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00134.htm

10: PM On Disappearing Electricity 'N' Security Risks

After a year of refurbishment the Beehive Theatrette was once again the setting for the Prime Minister's regular Monday afternoon press conference. Gone was the bilious yellow carpet and shiny blue curtains – the design reflecting a more 'Logan's Run-future ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00153.htm

11: 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

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 ...

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

13: GCSB Director to become head of SIS

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that Dr Warren Tucker is to be appointed as the new Director of Security, heading the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0606/S00181.htm

14: 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

15: Reader Images: Methven Snow

Pip Foote sends pictures from around lunchtime, from relatives "stranded in Methven, with ½ a metre of snow around their house, no power and snow still falling thick and fast".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00152.htm

16: 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

17: Jamail and Pflueger: Propaganda and Haditha

Propaganda is when the Western corporate media tries to influence public opinion in favor of the Iraq War by consistently tampering with truth and distorting reality. It is to be expected. And it is to be recognized for what it is. On occasions when ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00145.htm

18: Charles Shaw Movie Review: "An Inconvenient Truth"

It never ceases to amaze me the lengths people will go to maintain their delusions, or to serve their own agendas. Despite there being literally unanimous consensus within the scientific community that Global Warming is indeed a real and perilous ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00115.htm

19: Wellington, SH1: Weather conditions and oil spill

Police advise State Highway 1 between Pukerua Bay and Paraparaumu has been closed due to an oil spill and adverse weather conditions. Roading contractors are in the process of attempting to clean the oil spill and clear debris from the road. No diversions ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0606/S00110.htm

20: 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

21: Full Coverage Of The 2006 Fifa World Cup

SKY Television and TVNZ, today announced the acquisition of the LIVE broadcast rights for the world's biggest sporting event, the 2006 FIFA World Cup, for New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0605/S00086.htm

22: Barter Now A Multi-Million Dollar Business

New Zealand’s slowing economy is forcing many businesses to look seriously at alternatives to the cash dollar – and many are now taking a keener interest in what options are open to them.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0606/S00145.htm

23: International Photo Competition Hits Wellington

The capital will host the world's premier press photography exhibition next week. The World Press Photo Exhibition attracts the best talent in the field of photojournalism. This year almost 4,500 professional photographers from 122 countries entered 83,044 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0606/S00089.htm

24: Singapore PM to visit

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced that the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong will arrive in New Zealand this weekend for an official five-day visit.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0606/S00180.htm

25: Daniel Fried - The Division of Cyprus

The Division of Cyprus Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs 17th Annual Cyprus Conference Washington, DC June 8, 2006

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0606/S00278.htm

26: What Use Is The Minister Of Auckland Issues?

ACT leader Rodney Hide says it's totally unacceptable that Auckland can be plunged into a power blackout by a few hours of bad weather. "Years of neglect have seen Auckland's infrastructure degraded to a third world status", Mr Hide said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0606/S00179.htm

27: Working for Families rort exposed

A rort involving Working for Families shows just how cynical Labour’s election bribe in extending the package to higher income earners was, says National Finance spokesman John Key.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0606/S00185.htm

28: Food safety in an emergency

Being prepared for a disaster is crucial if you live in New Zealand. We are at the mercy of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and, possibly, tsunamis. With winter on our doorsteps, extreme weather can cause floods and storms.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0606/S00051.htm

29: Chuckman: Terror In Toronto Or Tempest In A Teapot

The arrest in Toronto of seventeen men, mostly quite young, for conspiracy to bomb places in Southern Ontario has raised a storm of comment. Unfortunately, much of it has been either premature or wrong.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00143.htm

30: NZ Dictionary Of Favourite Words

Bash ... bikkies...biff ... chook ... compere ... dak ... doozie ... Hori ... lippy ... mates’ rates ... OE ... perve ... pottle ... Rotovegas ... sheila ... skint ... throw a wobbly ... waka jumper ... yakking ... zorb...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0606/S00019.htm

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