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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 5 July 2006


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

1: Video: Investigation Into The Death Of David Kelly

Video: British LibDem MP Norman Baker is now two months into a private, year-long investigation into the death of Dr David Kelly, the scientist who found himself under siege after apparently accusing the government of sexing up the case for war to ...

2: Strange New World

Wellington-based artist Martin Basher has created a strange new world: a post-apocalyptic environment where a lone man joyrides his way through a deserted landscape of pine trees, shantytowns and coloured lights; wasteland of billowing smoke. Basher's Blackwater, ...

3: Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar: Cold War II

Francis Bacon once said that �he that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other�.

4: Bruce E. Levine: STAR*D Wars

On March 23, 2006, STAR*D results were major news, front page in the Washington Post. STAR*D, the official acronym for Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression, was a two-step antidepressant treatment study funded by the National Institute of ...

5: Wellington Traffic update: extreme caution

NZ Police CommCens Alert 06:00 22-06-2006 Wellington Location of incident: Wellington Incident Type: Traffic update Motorists are advised to exercise extreme caution. Surface flooding has been reported around the region coupled with high winds. The ...

6: Wairarapa flood event � update no. 2

Heavy rain overnight is causing widespread flooding throughout Wairarapa particularly in south eastern areas. Greater Wellington staff is constantly assessing the situation and monitoring river levels. Civil Defence centres have been activated in South Wairarapa ...

7: Call for Royal Commission on Global Warming

A Royal Commission to examine the validity of claims about global warming and its effect on New Zealand is to be proposed by the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition. The newly appointed chairman of the coalition, Rear Admiral Jack Welch, said today ...

8: Pascarella, Palast: Stealing Mexico In Plain Sight

Gore vs. Bush. Kerry vs. Bush. Lopez Obrador vs. Calderon. As in Florida in 2000, as in Ohio in 2004, the exit polls show the voters voted for the progressive candidate, but the race is "officially" too close to call.

9: Intelligence: NZ's Tomlinson Draws MI6 Wrath Again

New Zealander and former British MI6 operative, Richard Tomlinson, was taken in for questioning by French DST agents on June 29 on suspicions that he was behind further leaks of MI6 agent names. MI6 and Tomlinson have been struggling within a legal-labyrinth ...

10: RFK Jr Files Fed. Suit Against Voting Machine Cos.

First case to be filed next week, according to attorneys scheduled to meet with US Department of Justice officials this week.

11: Wellington SH2 Slip Update

Police have been advised that the slippage problems will mean that travel between the Hutt and Wellington will be restricted for at least the next 48 hours.

12: Wellington SH2 Road Conditions

Traffic on SH 2 north bound is still very heavy and facing a wait of up to 15 minutes. Fulton Hogan continues to clear the slip at Horokiwi earlier this morning. Police have two north bound lanes open and one south bound lane. Extreme care and patience ...

13: Robson-on-Politics July 5 2006

Judging from his accent, the deputy leader of NZ First must have stepped off the aeroplane in the past fortnight. Mr Peter Brown put out a statement "warning" the Lab-Progressive government that any increase in immigration must not be an attempt ...

14: Open Letter: ABC Nightline Biased Toward Israel

I found your report on the Palestinian/Israeli situation, for the most part, biased toward Israel. It implicitly blamed Palestine who is the victim - not the oppressor. For example, Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu recently stated ...

15: Killing Without Blame, Killing Without Shame

One soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) was taken prisoner. Twenty-four hours later, the Israeli Air Force destroys the only Palestinian power plant, along with several political targets.

16: Samoan arrested after taking journalist into RAMSI

A Samoan police officer serving with the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has been placed under house-arrest.for allowing a Samoan journalist into the military and police compound of the mission, east of Honiara without proper authority.

17: Orwell in Iraq: Snow Jobs, Zarqawi & Bogus Peace

"My personal opinion is that the only way we will lose this war is if we pull out prematurely," said Colonel Jeffrey Snow, who commands a brigade of soldiers in Iraq. Snow, as reported by AFP on June 30th, fears losing public support in the US for ...

18: Public Address 04/07/06 - Mission Accomplished

It really is not a great feeling sitting glumly watching webcams, wondering if the fog around Wellington airport is ever going to clear and trying to work out what you'll do if the guest star you've spent months building an event around can't fly ...

19: Peters condemns North Korean missile tests

Foreign Minister Winston Peters today condemned North Korea's missile tests, saying it showed wanton disregard for the warnings issued by the international community and that its actions elevate concerns that it has chosen a path towards denunciation ...

20: New Judge for the High Court

Jillian Maree Mallon has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney-General Michael Cullen announced today. Justice Mallon graduated LLB Hons from Otago University in 1988 and LLM from Cornell in 1993.

21: Traffic road closures: Central and lower N Island

NZ Police CommCens Alert 11:30 22-06-2006 Wellington Location of incident: Central and lower North Island Incident Type: Traffic road closures SH1 north now reopen as far as Taihape. Napier-Taupo Taihape-Napier SH49 Waiouru - Ohakune and Desert ...

22: Just who is looking at Ingram report?

National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith is eager to find out who is looking at the Ingram report into Taito Philip Field ahead of its public release. �Has the Prime Minister, any of her officials or any of the party�s officials seen this long ...

23: Larry C. Johnson: The Myth of Terrorism, Part Deux

How afraid should we be? If you listen to the Bush administration, a minority of Supreme Court Justices, and the extreme right wing, the answer is simple: RUN, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! President Bush and Vice President Cheney have said repeatedly that ...

24: UQ Wire: Reuters Reports On 9/11 LA Conference

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - They wore T-shirts asking "What Really Happened?," snapped up DVDs titled "9/11; The Great Illusion," and cheered as physicists, philosophers and terrorism experts decried the official version of the Sept. 11 attacks that shook ...

25: NZ Economy At Long-Term Risk From Climate Change

The New Zealand economy is at greater risk from global climate change than any other economy in the developed world and therefore managing global climate change must be accorded the highest priority for the Government and the primary industries, the ...

26: World's First Voluntary High-Sea Trawling Closures

In a global first, four major fishing companies announced today a voluntary halt on trawling in eleven benthic-protected areas in the southern Indian Ocean. This will protect and conserve the benthic and associated fish fauna and related biodiversity ...

27: Climate change work programme

Minister Responsible for Climate Change Issues David Parker today released government papers on energy and energy efficiency, and a report looking at the government's direction on climate change policy.

28: MySQL AB uses Eventfinder as a reference client

MySQL AB, the world's most popular open source database, has given recognition to Eventfinder by including the New Zealand events calendar as a reference client.

29: NSA Sought US Call Records 7 Months Before 911

The U.S. National Security Agency asked AT&T Inc. to help it set up a domestic call monitoring site seven months before the Sept? 11, 2001 attacks, lawyers claimed June 23 in court papers filed in New York federal court.

30: Media Stonewalls Green Party Ohio Ballot Victory

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