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Scoop Top 30 Weekend Ratings - 2-3 Dec. 2006

Published: Mon 4 Dec 2006 09:23 AM
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The weekend's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
1: How Bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA
www.UnansweredQuestions.org
New details have emerged about how an al Qaeda spy named Ali Mohamed penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets and the FBI before the 9/11 attacks. We speak with investigative journalist Peter Lance about his new book, "Triple Cross." [includes rush transcript]
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00046.htm
2: Bolton: Somalia, N. Korea, Nepal, Lebanon & Burma
US State Department
Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Remarks to the media following a Security Council Stakeout New York City December 1, 2006
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0612/S00052.htm
3: Mazur: John Deuss' Editors On Record On The Man
Suzan Mazur
THE HUSH HUSH nature of the John Deuss investigation related to VAT-skimming deposits at his offshore First Curacao International Bank gives the impression that deeper politics are at play.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00031.htm
4: Human Rights Lobby should punt for "Harry Potter"
Project SafeCom
"The entire human rights lobby in Australia should back the Labor Party's Harry Potter - Kevin Rudd, who not only carries the nickname of the magic wunderkind Harry Potter, but who also looks like him," WA Rights group Project SafeCom said this ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0612/S00062.htm
5: Julie Webb-Pullman: Oaxaca – Means and Ends
Julie Webb-Pullman
The Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) protest marches in Oaxaca of 20 and 25 November have seen an unprecedented escalation of violence, the former resulting in over 50 requiring hospitalisation and more than 100 detained, and that ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00050.htm
6: Hitting The Snooze Button On The Iran Alarm
Russ Wellen
Before the election most Americans were constitutionally incapable of believing we would attack Iran. We just assumed that even an administration as obtuse as this one could see we're stretched too thin in Iraq and Afghanistan to contemplate another ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00042.htm
7: Charles Shaw: Stealing Green
Charles Shaw
Mega-corps GE, BP and Wal-Mart have joined the chorus for sustainability by re-branding themselves as green companies. A pioneering green business consultant contends it’s more than just PR.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00049.htm
8: Public Address 01/12/06 - Aggregate Me, Baby!
HARD NEWS from Russell Brown
Do we have a little bit of a situation here? A senior employee from iTunes in the US has been here this week - not that there's anything happening, you understand - to talk with potential aggregators for New Zealand content on the iTunes store ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00048.htm
9: COHA: Revolution In Mexico Cannot Be Ruled Out
Council on Hemispheric Affairs
With Calderón’s Deeply Troubled Inauguration Last Night, Amidst a Deteriorating Security Situation in Oaxaca, the Possibility of a New Mexican Revolution Cannot Be Ruled Out
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0612/S00058.htm
10: Images: RNZAF Boeing 757 In Top Gun Like Action
Kevin List
One aspect missing from Scoops' coverage of the recent dedication of the London Memorial was piccies of the RNZAF Boeing 757 and some RAF Typhoon jets whizzing above – mainly because Scoop was terrestially based for the event. However, thanks to the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00002.htm
11: National’s Shadow Cabinet revealed
New Zealand National Party
National Party Leader John Key has announced a reshuffled portfolio lineup that will form the foundation of National’s team heading into the next election. A highlight of the reshuffle is the replacement of the front bench group with a Shadow Cabinet ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00011.htm
12: Ethnic Cleansing And Israel’s Racist Discourse
Ramzy Baroud
“The term ethnic cleansing refers to various policies of forcibly removing people of another ethnic group. At one end of the spectrum, it is virtually indistinguishable from forced emigration and population transfer, while at the other it merges with ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00033.htm
13: Bill English National Education: Signing Off
New Zealand National Party
Katherine Rich has my full support as the new Spokesperson on Education. Katherine is hard working, smart and approachable. She will do an excellent job, as she did in the welfare portfolio she held for some time. Katherine will be the Minister of ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00024.htm
14: Kelpie Wilson: The Fallible Patriarch
Kelpie Wilson
Pope Benedict XVI is in Turkey this week on a trip originally planned for the purpose of meeting with Eastern Orthodox leader Bartholomew, although the world is viewing it as the pope's opportunity to make amends for a speech that caused great offense ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00038.htm
15: Swanson: Hearings on Bush Crimes Will Unite Nation
David Swanson
An astonishing 44 percent of Americans do not want President Bush impeached (Newsweek), 36 percent approve of the job he's doing (AP-Ipsos), 33 percent support the Iraq War (CNN). What, you may ask, is the matter with these people? Well, primarily this: ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00034.htm
16: Predictions for Top Ten Security Threats in 2007
McAfee
McAfee Avert Labs Unveils Predictions for Top Ten Security Threats in 2007 as Hacking Comes of Age Professionalism of Malware Threats to Watch in 2007 Include Increase in Password-Stealing Web sites, More Spam and Likelihood of Hackers Targeting Video
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0612/S00001.htm
17: Lehrman - Partnerships to Combat WMD Terrorism
US State Department
Thomas Lehrman, Director, Office of Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism Remarks at the U.S. Military Academy Washington, DC November 7, 2006
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0612/S00051.htm
18: Qarase Concedes - Military Achieves Political Coup
Selwyn Manning - Scoop Auckland
Qarase Backs Down - Fiji Military Achieves Political Coup In Fiji? Click here to send Scoop your info and comments Fiji's prime minister, Laisenia Qarase has bowed to the island nation's military demands, agreeing to withdrawing two controversial ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00514.htm
19: Hezbollah Beirut Protest Urges Lebanon PM To Quit
Sophie McNeill
Sophie McNeill in Beirut writes: Hundreds of thousands of Hezbollah supporters packed the roads of the Lebanese capital yesterday as they took part in a huge anti-government rally. "We're from the north and the south and we've come to fill your squares, Beirut," ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00052.htm
20: WHO calls for accountability in the HIV/AIDS fight
World Health Organisation
Press Release Public Information Office Tel: (63 2) 528 9991 Email : PIO_Unit@wpro.who.int WHO calls for accountability in the fight against HIV/AIDS
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0612/S00003.htm
21: H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad To American People
Iranian Government
Noble Americans, Were we not faced with the activities of the US administration in this part of the world and the negative ramifications of those activities on the daily lives of our peoples, coupled with the many wars and calamities caused by the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0612/S00059.htm
22: Elizabeth de la Vega: Indictment US v GWB et al.
Elizabeth de la Vega
Assistant United States Attorney: Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen. We're here today in the case of United States v. George W. Bush et al. In addition to President Bush, the defendants are Vice President Richard B. Cheney, former National Security ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00009.htm
23: Report: US Still Manipulating Iraq Intelligence
Jason Leopold
The Department of Defense has exaggerated the readiness of Iraqi army and police forces, claiming 312,400 men have been "trained and equipped," a figure that is so wildly off the mark that the country will likely require the support of the US military ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00024.htm
24: Greg Palast: Get the Film that Got Us Busted!
Greg Palast
Just released today : Big Easy to Big Empty DVD —the real story of how the White House drowned New Orleans and holds it underwater today. On August 22, my producer and I were charged by the Department of Homeland Security with violating anti-terror ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00045.htm
25: Top Scoops: Comment & Opinion Digest To Dec. 2
Alastair Thompson
Mexico: Julie Webb-Pullman Reports On A Protest Turning Ugly In Oaxaca - Media & Finance: John Deuss The Publisher - Green-Washing: GE, BP and Wal-Mart Exercise Their Ecomaginations - New Orleans: Greg Palast Releases Big Easy to Big Empty - Iraq: ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00051.htm
26: Innovative Award winning i-car Released
Mitsubishi Motors
The smart technology and innovative design that has made the Mitsubishi i-car a huge success in Japan, is now available in New Zealand.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0612/S00038.htm
27: Non-Resident Indians Feelings About India
Dr P.L Joshi
Manama, Bahrain, December1, 2006: The Non-resident Indians (NRIs) are considered as ambassadors for Brand India in foreign lands. They try to remove a lot of misconceptions that foreigners may have about India. It is seen that most of the time they try to ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0612/S00064.htm
28: Torture, Geneva Conv. & the School of the Americas
Ann Wright
I spoke for the first time at the School of the Americas Watch protest at Fort Benning, Georgia, on Saturday, November 17, 2006. As a US Army veteran with 29 years of active and reserve duty who retired as a colonel, I felt tremendous emotions while addressing ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00023.htm
29: Bill Berkowitz: Charles Colson's Complaint
Bill Berkowitz
Those opposed to faith-based prison projects are blind to the threat of terrorism in the "homeland" from former inmates who have converted to Islam while in America's prisons, Charles Colson, one of President Richard Nixon's key operatives during the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00040.htm
30: Scoop Satire: Internet Clippings
Lyndon Hood
New internet petition - To: Commodore Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama; From novelusesofthewordconstructive.com; mpsforkeepit18.blogspot.com; Petition To: The Democracy Movement of Tonga; From traveladvisoriesforwarcriminals.net; New screenplay at ratemyscreenplay.com
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00015.htm
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