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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings – 14 June 2006


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

1: Scoop Image: Southern Snow From Outer Space

An image of the snowbound South Island taken from NASA's Modis Satellite yesterday. Click for big version (very big 1.7 megs)

2: 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

3: 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 ...

4: 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 ...

5: Weather Update

Buses are no longer running up Dyer's Pass Road or through to the Sign of the Takahe. These bus services are terminating at Thorington Shops and Princess Margaret hospital respectively.

6: Salon, Mother Jones & the Tortured Dialogue

The prevailing silence on election fraud 2004 was interrupted June 1 by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in his article Was the 2004 Election Stolen? He argues clearly and forcefully that the 2004 election was stolen, basing his analysis and evidence on events and ...

7: Jason Leopold: Sealed vs. Sealed

Four weeks ago, during the time when we reported that White House political adviser Karl Rove was indicted for crimes related to his role in the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson, the grand jury empanelled in the case returned an indictment ...

8: Questions And Answers Tuesday, 13 June 2006

Dr Don Brash: Does she have confidence in the security of power supply to the Auckland region; if not, what steps will she take, and when will she take them, so that she can express such confidence?

9: New Images: U.S. Killing Of Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi

US Forces were tipped off as to where Al-Zarqawi was located – shortly after two F16 fighter planes dropped two 500lbs bombs on his 'safe-house'. Scoop has obtained new images including a diagram report resulting from Al Zarqawi's autopsy.

10: Questions for Oral Answer Wednesday, 14 June 2006

1. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister for the Environment: What reports, if any, has he received on changes to the Resource Management Act 1991

11: 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.

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: Even dead dogs liable for $100 fine

The NZ Kennel Club says scrapping compulsory microchipping is excellent news.

14: 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.

15: Scoop Image: South Isl. Snow Via Satellite (2)

An image of the snowbound South Island taken from NASA's Modis Satellite Tuesday. (The snow storm started Monday Morning.) For an earlier satellite image of the same storm see… Scoop Image: Southern Snow From Outer Space

16: Lightroom Public Beta 3.0 for Mac Now Available

Adobe Systems today announced an update to the public beta of Adobe Lightroom, an all-new digital imaging workflow solution for professional photographers that allows them to import, select, develop and showcase large volumes of images.

17: 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 ...

18: Supercomputer Weather: Hurricane Alberto?

The Atlantic Hurricane season for 2006 is expected to be one of the worst ever. Last year's season was in fact the worst ever to date, and will be hard to beat, however, so far 2006 is shaping up as expected.

19: Dahr Jamail: Ramadi - Fallujah Redux

Fearful residents are now pouring out of Ramadi after the US military has been assaulting the city for months with tactics like cutting water, electricity and medical aid, imposing curfews, and attacking by means of snipers and random air strikes. This ...

20: 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 ...

21: Dating frenzy hits New Zealand

It’s a dating frenzy! The singles scene is alive and kicking up its heels in New Zealand going by the response to the Colgate® Max Fresh™ Speed Dating Challenge. The organisers have been swamped, registrations outnumbering by over three to one ...

22: Yellow Pages® Maps now available on internet

From today Kiwis can get maps and directions online at and through

23: William Fisher: Saudi Arabian Cosmetics?

As human rights organizations expressed skepticism that detainees recently transferred from Guantanamo Bay to Saudi Arabian custody could receive fair trials and escape torture - and a new study charged that the country's textbooks continue to promote ...

24: 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

25: New footage fuels argument of anti-whaling lobby

As pro and anti-whalers meet in St Kitts to debate whale killing methods, new undercover footage is released which proves that there is no humane way to kill a whale at sea - even in optimum weather conditions.

26: William Fisher: Will Gitmo Go Away?

The US Government today sought to distance itself from a statement calling the suicides of three Guantanamo Bay prisoners "a good PR move to draw attention" as human rights groups, legal experts and newspapers in the Middle East renewed calls for the prison's ...

27: Party pill research doesn't justify prohibition

The findings of the first of four research projects into party pill use and its effects are being welcomed by the Green Party, with a note of caution that they should not be used to justify total prohibition.

28: Battery hen opponents lay claim to second win

Two of New Zealand’s largest battery hen producers have bowed to pressure from animal advocacy organisation SAFE following calls for mandatory labelling of egg cartons, and say they will label their battery eggs. This unexpected announcement is the second ...

29: PA 14/6/6: 3 Days Before The Day After Tomorrow

All I can say is, time flies when you're having babies. I look at photos from a couple of months ago and hardly recognize the little fellow. Let's face it, most newborn babies wouldn't win a beauty contest...,

30: Advice to be "well packed" is likely to harm kiwis

Yesterday the New Zealand Family Planning Association and Positive Women launched a new campaign called “Well Packed” that targets kiwis heading overseas, encouraging them to make sure they have condoms and chemical contraceptives packed in their luggage ...

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