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Scoop: Weekend Ratings

The weekend's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...


1: Scoop Oddity #6 : WTC Guy Spotted Everywhere!

Members of the forum have been having fun with the guy pictured in Scoop Oddity #5 : Postcard From The Edge , perhaps the most emailed hoax photo of all time. As can be seen below this guy has been everywhere!

2: Scoop Feedback: NZ Picking Over The Bones Of Fear

In This Edition: Re: ARROW Anti-War Briefing 5 – “I Take Exception To Mirek Marcanik's Data” - NZ Picking Over The Bones Of Fear

3: Scoop Image: Postcard From The Edge A Hoax

NOTE: The following text has been sent in by a reader to clarify any reader confusion around the following picture published on Scoop (See... Scoop Oddity #5: A Postcard From The Edge ) on Monday.

4: Michael Rowbotham: Written In Belief

In this short book, I argue that there is strong evidence that the events of 11th September represent a terrorism of a kind not currently being discussed, and include the involvement of agents and agencies not publicly imagined as being associated ...

5: Sludge Report #7 - Negotiating With A Psycopath

IN THIS EDITION - FIJI COUP SPECIAL: How Do You Negotiate With A Psycopath? - If This Was A Telemovie - We Haven't Yet Got To The Bottom Of Who Is Behind This! - Conclusions

6: Scoop Election Results - Electorates Table

Who is winning where, who is second and what they are on....updated every 5 minutes....

7: HARD NEWS 12/10/01 - Goodbye, Hello

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... well, we're at war. In theory, at least. A small, unspecified number of our SAS troops are at the disposal of the United States of America in whatever activities it should undertake in Afghanistan.

8: DoD Images: Before And After - Bomb Damage Photos

All photos from… Department of Defense - Briefing Mazar E. Sharif Divisional Regiment Headquarters, Afghanistan, Pre-strike. Mazar E. Sharif Divisional Regiment Headquarters, Afghanistan, Post-strike. Radio Station, Afghanistan, Pre-strike. Radio Station, ...

9: Sharing Knowledge On Quake-Preparedness

International specialists will gather in Wellington next week for a workshop on the measures that can be taken to reduce New Zealand's vulnerability to earthquakes.

10: Sludge Report #113 – At The Edge Of A Precipice

We the people of planet earth stand at the edge of a precipice. As the bombs rain down on Kabul, Jalalabad and Kandahar we should not in anyway underestimate the stakes being played with in this game of war.

11: PC's Opinion: The Heart of the West

EDITORS NOTE: Scoop is pleased to welcome Peter Cresswell to the ranks of Scoop columnists. Peter’s "PC's Opinion" columns will appear regularly on Wednesdays.

12: Scoop Oddity #5: A Postcard From The Edge

Now this really is a postcard from the edge!

13: Scoop Archive: Sunday NewsRoom


14: HARD NEWS 05/10/01 - A Letter from Wellington

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... just a short bulletin this week, on account of the fact that I've been away from my desk and doing a few things in Wellington. Or, as I like to think of it, wandering the corridors of power looking for the toilet ...

15: Scoop Archive: Week In Politics: Reading Local Body Results


16: Scoop Oddity #4: Who Is This Face?

17: Scoop Oddity #2: World Trade Center With Attitude!

A defiant reconstructionist view of the World Trade Center bombing. Submitted by a reader. See also... Scoop Oddity #1: Eerie Elevens And Spooky Smoke Face .

18: Scoop Oddity: Eerie Elevens And Spooky Smoke Face

No sooner had US papers printed this picture than they received calls, asking if the photo had been faked to appear to show a face with horns. The answer from Associated Press was no.

19: Major boost for exporters to Iran

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and their Iranian counterparts have signed a memorandum of understanding that will provide a major boost for New Zealand exporters to Iran.

20: Education is the Best Weapon against Racism

Ethnic communities around the country agree that racism and prejudice can only be countered with educational strategies that promote racial harmony and diversity for all.

21: Lindsay Perigo: Tree Hugger with a Forked Tongue

LINDSAY PERIGO: TWO OF THE BEST! Two of his best editorials this week. ~ A Tree Hugger with a Forked Tongue ~ She's Gone!

22: Scoop Archive: A Look At Local Body Results


23: Scoop Oddity #3: A Disturbance In The Force

An innovative research programme at Princeton is attempting to measure disturbances in the zeitgeist, or global consciousness. A series of random number generators around the world (called eggs, some of which are in New Zealand) have been wired together, ...

24: English keeping the seat warm for Prebble - Cullen

“Bill English’s decision to retain the shadow finance job is damaging in the short-term to National as it demonstrates the lack of talent in his caucus,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen.

25: Australian Youth Vote Surges to Greens

There has been a seismic shift of the youth vote to the Greens since August. Recent Morgan opinion poll results show the percentage of 18-24 year olds intending to vote Greens has zoomed to 21.3% (see attached). This group now accounts for more than ...

26: Nudesboy Flaunts it On Lewd TV Advert!!!

"I was deeply shocked to see Jeremy Nudesboy luxuriating in the shower when he was the subject of an intrusion by the saturnine, leering expression of Micro Havoc!!!"

27: Ho Hum, Tedium!

“The Dipton under 7’s will field a stronger front row than this”, New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters said on being informed of the National Party’s new line-up.

28: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Hard News Is Here! In Duplicate - Opposition Reshuffle - Mapp, te Heuheu and Carter To Front Bench - Scoop Welcomes New Columnist - ZZZZZZzzzzzt… Scoop Feedback - Perigo On Nick Smith and Jenny’s Shipwreck - Katya Rivas

29: US Military Prepares Ground Force Offensive

Ground troops and special military forces look set to strike deep into Afghanistan in a planned second phase offensive in the USA’s push against terrorism. The move is timed to ease off a heavy bombing campaign that has angered Islamic religious ...

30: Symantec 2002, Windows XP Compatible Security

Symantec Makes Internet Security Protection a Breeze with its 2002, Windows XP Compatible, Versions of World’s Most Trusted Security Products

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Julien Troussier: Loving Trump

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Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>


Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Live Blog: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>


Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>


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