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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings


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

1: Scoop Images: The Nazgul Swoop Into Wellington

Two giant Nazgul riding winged Fell Beasts swooped into Courtenay Place on Sunday in preparation for the festivities surrounding the World premiere of Peter Jackson's Return Of The King, the third part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy next weekend.


2: Breast cancer screening buses lie idle

The six mobile breast-screening buses are lying idle when they could be saving more lives, says National's Health spokeswoman Dr Lynda Scott.


3: Blood, Oil, Guns And Bullets - Globalisation & War

Terror, invasion, occupation and militarization are hallmarks of the US-led corporate recolonisation of Iraq. But they have long been the hallmarks of colonialism and imperialism the world over.
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4: Top NZ Photographer Gets The Ultimate Billing

Acclaimed New Zealand landscape photographer Andris Apse has achieved the ultimate exhibition space - on the side of an Air New Zealand Boeing 747-400.


5: Links: California Declares Paper Ballots Mandatory

A little over four months ago, on July 8th, Scoop Media broke a significant international news story about apparent security flaws in the United States voting apparatus - see… Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate! & Bev Harris: Inside A U.S. ...


6: Scoop Images: Swing Low Sweet Chariot (OFFENSIVE)

READERS NOTE - WARNING: The following image is offensive and not particularly sporting. After consulting internally and considering blanking out the offensive words we have decided to use it at is. Consider yourself warned if you choose to view.


7: Online auction for children’s charity

Meridian Energy is hosting an online auction for the children’s charity Kiwi Can. The auction is on the popular trading site Trade Me (www.trademe.co.nz) from 9am Monday 24 November finishing on Monday 1 December.


8: Public Address 24/11/03 - Somewhat Outraged

I am normally allergic to political arguments that hinge on a definition of "class", but as the outrageous detail of exactly what went on in media baron Conrad Black's Hollinger group seeps out, Dick Meyer's angry editorial, The Predator Class, seems ...


9: UQ Wire: George W. Bush Loves Michael Jackson

A number of explosions tore through the British consulate in Turkey today, killing scores of people. George W. Bush is in England, surrounded on all sides by enraged British citizens whose massive protests have required nearly every police officer ...


10: SRA Comment: When In Doubt, Blow A Bigger Bubble

It is testimony to the ubiquity of crime in the modern American economy that the criminal investigation of one of the country’s largest corporations and lending institutions has been greeted with the equivalent of a bored yawn.


11: Save the environment, don't shoot it

Exploiting the environment is not the same as saving it, Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald advised United Future's Peter Dunne today.


12: Oil Gusher Will Turn Into A Trickle - Fitzsimons

Government planners are blithely ignoring the fact that the world's oil demand will very soon exceed supply, Green Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons warned today.


13: Contamination in Mexico puts NZ industry on notice

International Biotechnology companies- including those that operate in New Zealand and Australia- will be held liable for the contamination of Mexico's native Maize stock and any other gene-banks and natural gene-reserves.


14: ‘Children of the Mist’ to have their Day in Court

Some of the bloodiest chapters in New Zealand history will be revisited in hearings today (Eds: Monday Nov 24) as the Waitangi Tribunal embarks on a major new inquiry.


15: Robert S. Rodvik: On "Liberation" and Lies

With the ''weapons of mass destruction'' charade exposed like the bare bones on an X-ray film the Armageddon gang running the White House reverted to that pathetically over-used justification: ''liberation''.


16: ACT's The Letter - Monday, 24 November 2003

Fifteen years ago, Canada was running huge deficits and debt had reached 100 percent of GDP. Canada signed a trade agreement with the US (their CER), deregulated state trading institutions, introduced GST and cut tax - a mild Rogernomics. The result: ...


17: Opinion: Employment, Smoking & Human Rights

The Human Rights Commission says that smoking is not a human right. Therefore employers may discriminate against smokers. The conclusion is right, the reasons given entirely wrong. But the decision does reflect something important about the Human Rights Commission ...


18: Urgent Call to Action: FTAA Protesters Brutalized

This week thousands of protestors came to Miami to oppose the FTAA. The Free Trade Agreement of the Americas is an international trade agreement that aims to extend corporate control throughout the Western Hemisphere.


19: Meditations: Protests Flatter Bush's Vanity

So we've come full circle--the Queen of the old word order toasting the King of the New World Order. With polished insincerity, Queen Elizabeth droned: ''as your father [Bush the First] said, we know what is right; freedom is right.''


20: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Playing iGOD

Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com…


21: United Future and Outdoor Recreation sign MOU

United Future leader, Peter Dunne, and the chairman of the Council of Outdoor Recreation New Zealand, Paul Check, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding which aims at seeing the two parties jointly contesting the 2005 general election under the United ...


22: Kucinich Requests Hearing On Diebold DMCA Abuses

Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH), today, sent a letter to the Chairman and the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee requesting that the Committee hold a hearing to investigate abuses of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) ...


23: Richard S. Ehrlich: Aids & Sex In Thailand

CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- When a U.N.-sponsored tour about communities with AIDS led five doctors from Afghanistan into a risque Thai massage parlour, the men were thrilled to learn a few tricks of the trade.


24: Action at Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand workers concerned about the direction the airline is taking will hold major stopwork meetings over the coming week.


25: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.


26: Annette King announces DHB appointments

Health Minister Annette King has announced a new deputy chair for Southland District Health Board, and three other new DHB board appointments.


27: Avnery on anti-Semitism & forwarded email alerts

[] Anti-Semitism (Avnery's acceptance speech for the Lev Kopelev prize.) [] Forwarded alerts & reports other groups Tomorrow's outpost tour & olive harvest & court case etc.


28: ORNZ leader: Greens wrong as usual

The Council chairman of Outdoor Recreation New Zealand, Paul Check, says the attacks on his party by Green co-leader, Rod Donald, are ill-directed and wrong ‘as usual’.


29: Les Blough: Iraqi Resistance & Exit Strategy

It appears the Iraqi Resistance Forces will continue to badger and attack the occupation forces for as long as the creative properties of the human mind can invent new methods.


30: Story Of The Week: Bush In Britain

Bush Schmoozes Whitehall Over Iraq Invasion - Europe's peaceful unity is one of the great achievements of the last half-century. And because European countries now resolve differences through negotiation and consensus, there's sometimes an assumption ...


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