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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 22 November 2006


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

1: Krumpets With Medici Conspiracy's Peter Watson

Suzan Mazur

The Carlyle Hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side was the designated meeting spot, in the bar made famous by Ludwig Bemelman's mural of Manhattan, Carlyle's very own Euphronios masterpiece. Bemelman's was packed at 5:30, and I ran into US News & World ...

2: The Greatest Line In Kiwi Film


A line from Bad Taste’s hero, Derek, written and spoken by Peter Jackson, was revealed as The Greatest Line in Kiwi Film on TV One’s flagship arts show Frontseat in its final episode for 2006.

3: Peter Jackson On Why He Isn't Making The Hobbit


Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh Talk THE HOBBIT From Scoop Content Partner TheOneRing.Net By Xoanon @ 10:32 pm EST

4: Images & Audio: Nicky Hager "Hollow Men" Presser

The Scoop Team

After torturing political insiders for more than a year the secret of who had Don Brash's emails has finally been revealed - New Zealand's leading investigative journalism sleuth and author Nicky Hager.

5: Iraq Is Now The Democrats’ Problem, Not Dubya’s

David Miller

According to news reports from Washington, George W. Bush is now an isolated figure. Having seen his party lose control of Congress, the President is being deserted by the same allies who supported his presidency and the war in Iraq. Men such as Kenneth ...

6: Tanveer Jafri: Veils & The Muslim Women

Tanveer Jafri

Hijab or Burqa tradition among the Muslim women, which has been accepted by the Islam religion, has again become a subject of controversy, these days. The Burqa controversy that came out from the statement of former foreign minister of Britain, Jack Straw ...

7: Bush's Reason To Back Israel’s Attack On Lebanon

Sherwood Ross

Condoleeza Rice shocked the world when she rejected calls for an immediate cease-fire after Israel invaded Lebanon. But her stalling may have been to give Israel the time it needed to wind up its bombing campaign against Hezbollah.

8: Gordon Campbell – Bruce Jesson Lecture

Gordon Campbell

Good evening, thanks for coming. My name is Gordon Campbell, and it is my privilege tonight to present this annual lecture which, as you know, is intended to honour the life and works of Bruce Jesson. As much as anything, it was the deeds of politicians ...

9: Truth About '100% Pure NZ Advertising Campaign

Management School of Restorative Business

Prepared by the Management School of Restorative Business (MSRB) Date of Release: November 16, 2006

10: Brash Sticks To 2005 Story Over Brethren Contacts

Kevin List

Following the revelation's this morning that respected researcher/investigative journalist Nicky Hager had written a currently legally suppressed book detailing the ins and outs of National under the leadership of Dr Don Brash – the National Leader kindly ...

11: MGR IV: Novartis Vaccines Enters The MeNZB Debate

Barbara Sumner Burstyn

Throughout the debate surrounding the controversial MeNZB vaccine, Chiron (now called Novartis Vaccines) has remained strangely silent. On 14 November 2006 they broke that silence in a press release to criticize MeNZB vaccine researchers Ron Law and ...

12: Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 21 November 2006

Office of the Clerk

1. KEITH LOCKE (Green) to the Minister for the Rugby World Cup: Is the Government prepared, in the words of constitutional law expert Dr Bill Hodge, to damage “the constitutional fabric of New Zealand” by ramming through a waterfront stadium requiring ...

13: How Multinational Corporations Avoid Paying Taxes

Peter Rost M.D.

Drug companies and other multinational companies based in the U.S. systematically avoid paying tax in the U.S. on their profits. The companies elect to realize profits in low-tax countries and because of this the rest of us have to pay billions of unnecessary ...

14: Evelyn Pringle: Big Pharma Hits On Pregnant Women

Evelyn Pringle

If Big Pharma cared one iota about the unborn fetus, at a bare minimum, it would call off its hired-guns traveling around the country peddling SSRI antidepressants to pregnant women by convincing doctors to prescribed the drugs and ignore the studies ...

15: Scoop Link: Seymour Hersh – Iran, The Next Act

Scoop Link

A month before the November elections, Vice-President Dick Cheney was sitting in on a national-security discussion at the Executive Office Building. The talk took a political turn: what if the Democrats won both the Senate and the House? How would ...

16: NZ Owned Marketplace Backs Outrage At Trade Me


New online marketplace Dizzle says it sympathises with members outraged by Trade Me's decision to carry ads that compete with the listings of its users. "It is appalling behaviour and Trade Me is only fuelling its growing reputation as a soulless money ...

17: Anti-torture Act passed

New Zealand Government

New Zealand has reinforced its already strong position on the prevention of torture and ill treatment in places of detention with yesterday's passing of the Crimes of Torture Amendment Act, Justice Minister Mark Burton said.

18: Energy saving 'Hydro-charger' to be launched

Renewable Energy NZ

A breakthrough device that can be retrofitted to any internal combustion engine to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions is to be internationally launched in Queenstown, New Zealand early next month.

19: Briefing on NATO Issues Prior to Riga Summit

US State Department

MR. GALLEGOS: Good morning, thank you for coming. This morning we have Under Secretary R. Nicholas Burns who will speak to you about the NATO summit. Under Secretary Burns.

20: 9/11 bin Laden Family Evacuation Disclosure Order

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20: Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Richard W. Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ordered ...

21: South Seas animation competition winner announced

South Seas Film and TV School

The inaugural Youthtown/South Seas animation competition has a winner. 14 year old Hamiltonian Gabrielle Bradley took out the first prize with her entry entitled “For Justice”. The medieval-themed storyboard impressed the judges with the quality ...

22: Guardian Link: Did the CIA kill Bobby Kennedy?

Scoop Link

At first, it seems an open-and-shut case. On June 5 1968, Robert Kennedy wins the California Democratic primary and is set to challenge Richard Nixon for the White House.

23: New Book: United States v. George W. Bush et al

Error: Couldn't get author

A 20+ year prosecutor with the US Attorney’s Office does what she knows best in the face of gross criminal activity--she convenes a grand jury

24: UQ Wire: Sarasota Herald Tribune Retraction Sought

For at least the past three years, news accounts published in the MadCowMorningNews and in my book "Welcome to TERRORLAND" have asserted that while he was in Venice and Southwest Florida, several of terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta's closest associates ...

25: Friedman: Killing America Softly With His Song

Sam Smith

You'd never guess it from the sycophantic obituaries, but Milton Friedman did more damage to American democracy and culture than just about any figure in the 20th century.

26: Siddhi B. Ranjitkar: Winners and Losers

Siddhi B. Ranjitkar

Judging from the latest six-point agreement reached between the seven-party alliance (SPA) and the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-Maoist) on November 08, 2006, more than eighty-year-old Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and about fifty-six-year ...

27: Thomas D. Williams: The Decline of Journalism

Thomas D. Williams

If some doomsday industry analysts are to be believed, newspapers are laid out and stacked neatly inside their own future death warehouses, not only in the United States, but worldwide.

28: “An inconvenient truth” Bledisloe is feasible

Auckland Heart of the City

An independent report released today by Heart of the City makes a clear case for moving the national stadium east towards Bledisloe wharf, contradicting previous claims that this was not feasible.

29: Avenues to allow book's release being explored

New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader Don Brash has confirmed that he has this morning had an initial brief telephone conversation with his legal counsel, Brendan Brown QC, who is currently in Sydney.

30: COHA: Bush Admin. Onslaught On Caribbean Economy

Council on Hemispheric Affairs

The Clinton administration, fought to strip away the preferential benefits provided by the Lomé agreement to small-scale banana producers in the English-speaking Caribbean. This was done at the behest of campaign donor and CEO of Chiquita banana, Karl Linder. ...


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