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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 9 August 2006

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

1: World changing kids

“We need to nurture those who will change the world,” Waikato University School of Education Associate Professor Roger Moltzen says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0608/S00021.htm

2: Business Briefs

The impact of housing loans; High ranking for business research; International leadership in small business

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0608/S00004.htm

3: Christchurch Weather Advisory

Please note: A welfare centre has now been set up at Cashmere High School's McCoombes Performing Arts Centre (Barrington Rd entrance to the school and follow the Civil Defence signs). The Salvation Army is supplying meals to those unable to get to their ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0608/S00080.htm

4: Outstanding Contribution awards

Two Cantabrians this week received outstanding contribution awards from Environment Canterbury, in recognition of their work spent managing Canterbury water resources.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0607/S00276.htm

5: Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar: The Great Deception

Bush and Blair which have acted time and again on the flimsiest of evidence to reshape Middle East into what they desire it to be: a neo-colonial possession to supply oil while at the same time helping their rich to get richer. You may disagree with this ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00082.htm

6: Family First offers support for topless porn girls

Family First is offering support for the topless porn girls who plan to parade down Queen St later this month.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00086.htm

7: Improving mental health

Jim Anderton Associate Minister of Health and Progressive Leader opened the 4th International Conference, hosted by the Phobic Trust of New Zealand, promoting awareness of anxiety disorders in Auckland today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0607/S00502.htm

8: Qana Attack May Illustrate Pattern Of Violations

Israel’s deadly attack on the Lebanese village of Qana could be part of a “pattern of violations of international law” committed during the almost month-long conflict with Hizbollah, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said, calling for a more ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00156.htm

9: Bush and Rice Discuss the Middle East Crisis

President Bush and Secretary Rice Discuss the Middle East Crisis Secretary Condoleezza Rice Prairie Chapel Ranch Crawford, Texas August 7, 2006

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00141.htm

10: 11 Questions Avoided by the Media On NORAD Tapes

Eleven (11) Questions Avoided by the Media in Recent Reporting of Department of Defense Violations of Law Kyle F. Hence Executive Director 9/11 CitizensWatch Co-Founder UnansweredQuestions.org http://www.911citizenswatch.org

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00053.htm

11: Kiwi Herald Digest: Hateful Gibson, Boozing Brash

Ground-breaking stories from the Kiwi Herald, award winning newspaper of the small but wonderful New Zealand community of Moenui. The town is the current holder of the Northern Region Best Kept Grass – or so says the website of the Kiwi Herald. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00063.htm

12: Noam Chomsky on Israel, Lebanon and Palestine

Q: Do you agree with the argument that Israel's military offensive in Lebanon is "legally and morally justified?" Noam Chomsky: The invasion itself is a serious breach of international law, and major war crimes are being committed as it proceeds. There ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00079.htm

13: Condoleezza Rice Interview With Sean Hannity

QUESTION: And joining us back on the Newsmaker Line, we're always pleased, proud and happy to have her with us is our Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is with us. How are you, Madame Secretary? Welcome back.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00130.htm

14: Dyson: Increasing Knowledge Of Multiple Sclerosis

Innovative Work To Increase Knowledge And Understanding Of Multiple Sclerosis 7 August 2006 Grand Hall, Parliament, Wellington

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00114.htm

15: Turia: Will anyone pick up this story?

Allegations that Maori carry a warrior gene that make them more prone to violence and criminality reinforce the findings from the Special Rapporteur that the media are unbalanced in their treatment of Maori people and issues claims Tariana Turia, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00148.htm

16: Clark argues black is white

Helen Clark's ability to argue that black is white is becoming legendary and must be of concern to the public, says National Party Leader Don Brash.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00145.htm

17: Public Address 08/08/06 - Profoundly Unimportant

I have a serious post in mind, but for now, let us wallow in the unimportant. I'm talking Rockstar: Supernova. PA reader Dave Burns has given Rockstar judge Dave Navarro a stern telling-off on his own website (you'll have to scroll down to find the comment), ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00084.htm

18: J. Dispenza: Our Religious Beliefs Are Killing Us

A titanic collision of core religious beliefs is once again igniting the tinderbox of the Middle East, not only along the borders of Israel, but throughout the entire region. Countries there seem poised to topple like deadly dominoes into an armed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00072.htm

19: Panama: A Wider Canal or More Payola?

Under the Torrijos government, the expanding Panama Canal will not likely serve the needs of the vast majority of Panamanians. Much of the benefits will be tied to the commercial interests of the country’s accountants, bankers and lawyers, as well ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00142.htm

20: Colombia's Integration Into Plan Puebla Panama

From July onwards, Colombia will form part of the one-sided geopolitical mega-project that seeks to consolidate the neoliberal model in the western Latin America with the aim of privatizing highway infrastructure, public services and natural resources.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00341.htm

21: $200 Million Program Saves (Estimated) Three Lives

Dr Richard Arnold, head of the Victoria University team which carried out an effectiveness study into the staggered roll-out of the MeNZB(TM) immunisation programme today told a media conference that an estimated two to three lives to date had been saved due ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00065.htm

22: Near-meltdown incident at Swedish nuclear reactor

Sweden's nuclear regulator SKI will meet in emergency session tomorrow (3 August) to decide on a possible immediate shut-down of all but one of the country's nuclear power stations supplying up to 50% of Sweden's electricity. Greenpeace has called ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00059.htm

23: Another MeNZB Fully Vaccinated Child Dies

How tragic that the Ministry of Health brags about the "calculated" lives being saved at the same time a Tangi is taking place in the Waikato for a fully vaccinated 2 year old boy who died of meningococcal disease in Starship Hospital during the weekend.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0608/S00026.htm

24: Ministers welcome SSC report

The Minister of State Services Annette King and Minister of Corrections Damien O’Connor today welcomed the release of the State Service Commissioner’s review of cost escalations in the Regional Prisons Development Project.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00144.htm

25: Michael Collins: Political Free-Fall In The USA

Americans strongly oppose the Bush administration and show signs of mounting anger. Popular anger is clear from the very low Bush approval ratings in the mid to low thirties. Only 27% of Americans think that the country is headed in the right direction, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00070.htm

26: Moggies, Mel, Morals and unMentionables

Just when you thought you were finally safe from viral cats like Kitten vs Front Row, and Record Store Cats (see links at end of column if you have been spared emails containing them), it turns out that cats have been happily infecting us with an anxiety ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00083.htm

27: Greg Palast: "We Don't Need No Stinkin' Recount"

In the six years since I first began investigating the burglary ring we call "elections" in America, a new Voting Reform industry has grown up. That's good. What's worrisome is that most of the effort is focused on preventing the installation of computer ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00081.htm

28: UN: Environmental Impact Of Lebanon Oil Spill

Two United Nations experts arrived in Syria today to evaluate the consequences of the oil spill caused by Israel’s bombardment of a power plant in Lebanon that has already polluted over 140 kilometres of coastline, according to the UN Environment ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00154.htm

29: Workers and boobs rally coincidence

The union organising the 23 August rally against National Party legislation that would remove employment rights in the first 90 days of a new job says the Boobs on Bike parade, timed to coincide with the rally, has come out of the blue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00095.htm

30: The Logics of War in South Lebanon

Buried beneath the chorus of moral indignation at the loss of life and calls for a ceasefire in Southern Lebanon are the logics of warfare at play. These reduce to the geopolitical and military rationales underpinning the conflict, which is a classic ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00060.htm

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