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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 28 July 2005

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 28 July 2005


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

1: Labour Strategy Resembles John Howard Tactics

Labour has revealed a campaign strategy that has an uncanny likeness to that which saved John Howard from defeat. Here Scoop examines this move and considers how Labour's tertiary policy is part of a plan to relegate National onto the back-foot.

2: Fidel Castro Speech - July 26, 2005

Speech given by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the official function commemorating the 52nd anniversary of the assault on the “Moncada” and “Carlos Manuel de Cespedes” garrisons in the Karl Marx Theatre, July 26, 2005.

3: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 28 July 2005

1. Working for Families Package—Implementation, Reports 2. Taxation—Top Tax Rate 3. Student Loans—Uptake from April 2006 4. Electricity—Pricing 5. Education Expenditure—Proposed Changes 6. Budget 2005—Education, Minister’s Statement 7. Working for Families Package—Childcare ...

4: A White House Bent On Misleading Public Over Iraq

The Downing Street Memos and Valerie Plame-Karl Rove Scandal Reveal a White House Bent on Misleading Public on Rationale for Iraq War - Interview with John Bonifaz, constitutional attorney, conducted by Scott Harris

5: Cuts Cause Rethink Over Polynesia Blue Air Deal

Planned changes for Samoa’s air services have prompted a strategic rethink by airlines and governments in the South Pacific. The pending demise of Polynesian Airlines’ international jet operations in favour of Polynesian Blue has created concerns...

6: Chuckman: Hitler's Shadow And The Coming Storm

Despite many differences, there are striking parallels between Bush's invasion of Iraq and Hitler's invasion of Russia, and understanding these parallels serves to warn of the coming storm Bush is calling down upon all of us.

7: The End Of Tolerance

London and Egypt now endure the horrific impact of terrorism, as Spain, Bali and New York did on that shocking day which is permanently imprinted on our consciousness – September 11, 2001.

8: Mark Crispin Miller: None Dare Call It Stolen

Harper's Magazine: None dare call it stolen - Ohio, the election, and America's servile press - by Mark Crispin Miller, summarized by Mary Anne Saucier, Columbus, Ohio - July 24, 2005

9: Aung San Suu Kyi Victory Over The Burmese Junta

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Muted in her gloomy, lakeside mansion in Burma by a decade of depressing house arrest, the world's most famous political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi, scored a psychological victory when she helped force the Association of ...

10: General Debate Speech: Tariana Turia

Last Wednesday, the Minister of Social Development Steve Maharey, dropped a bombshell into the horizons. His press release pronounced:

11: Labour becomes the NZ General Election favourite

Labour is Centrebet's new favourite to win the New Zealand General Election on September 17.

12: The Unanswered Question: Who Really Won In 2004?

According to the vote tabulators, in the 2004 presidential election George W. Bush won a stunning victory that defied all odds, particularly those applied by unbiased statisticians. He won despite trailing in most state and national polls.

13: Court Decision Fells Coromandel Lumber Mill

The decision by the Environment Court to effectively stop a $30 million sawmill development on the Coromandel is astounding, Blue Mountain Lumber spokesman Garth Moore says.

14: Inside Rove's Diary: How Do I Get Out of This One?

Dear Diary: Oh shit! It's been one badddddddd week. But I think Scooter and I and the others probably can finesse our way out of indictments for the Plame leak. However, Fitzgerald -- one of our guys! -- must have forgotten who butters his U.S. Attorney's ...

15: Sonia Nettnin Film Review: Fallujah 2004

The documentary “Fallujah 2004,” chronicles the death and destruction within Fallujah caused by U.S. Forces in April 2003 and April 2004. Director Toshikuni DOI exposes the side of the U.S. war in Iraq that Americans do not see or hear in mainstream ...

16: Labour Corrupt the Democratic Process

Labour's online Student Loan calculator is lying about the amount of student interest Labour's new student loan policy will save students. The online calculator is over-inflating interest, making student loan interest and repayment times look worse than they in ...

17: Anti-Spam Bill Introduced

Information Technology Minister David Cunliffe has today tabled in Parliament the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Bill. In a speech to the Telecommunications Users Association today, Mr Cunliffe said the bill would make a positive difference in ...

18: Greens launch billboard waka in te Reo

The Green Party is today celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Maori - Maori Language Week 2005 by unveiling a Maori language election billboard.

19: NZ Film and Television Celebrates Its Finest

It was a big night for the ‘In’ crowd as In My Father’s Den and The Insiders Guide to Happiness swept the first annual New Zealand Screen Awards 2005.

20: COHA: Who’s Afraid of the Haitian Media?

One long day in Pointe Noire, on my vacation from volunteer work in the forest, the Congolese painter Trigo Piula and I sat arguing in his jumbled studio about whether there is a spiritual element to canvasses. There was little common ground to be found ...

21: PM's Attacks Lead To Muted National Party Foreign Policy

"What is at stake in this election is whether New Zealand just blindly says yes to more powerful nations," warned the Prime Minister shortly after announcing 17 September as the date of the 2005 General Election.

22: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 26 July 2005

1. Pharmac—Funding 2. Television New Zealand—“Culture of Extravagance” 3. Iraq—Combat Forces 4. Zimbabwe—Cricket Tour 5. Tertiary Education—Singalong Courses 6. Benefits—Working-age New Zealanders 7. Immigration Service—Investigations

23: Coca-Cola offers real solutions for real people

Coca-Cola has released a new guide to help people make healthy beverage choices. It offers real people real solutions on what to choose to drink, as opposed to telling people what they can or can't drink.

24: Colour, style, fantasy... and that's just the hair

A record 505 entrants in New Zealand's most prestigious hairdressing awards has been trimmed back to the top 20 individual stylists.

25: Public Address 26-28/07/05 – A Triple Dose!

NOTE: This issue of Public Address via Scoop is a compendium of three days worth of material. Enjoy.

26: Ernest Partridge: GOP Will Win In '06, Unless...

I have frequently been accused of being hopelessly optimistic. Perhaps so: that’s what keeps me going. But now, for those who thrive on gloom and doom – it's your turn.

27: MasterCard Adopts Zero Liability in Asia/Pacific

Auckland, 28 July 2005 –MasterCard International today announced that with immediate effect, the Asia/Pacific region has adopted a cardholder liability limit of US$0(zero) for unauthorized use of any Asia/Pacific issued, consumer MasterCard-branded cards.

28: Goff signs ASEAN treaty

New Zealand today formally acceded to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) in Southeast Asia, with Foreign Minister Phil Goff signing the treaty in Vientiane, Laos.

29: The Greens' Wellington transport plan

The Green Party's Wellington transport plan would solve congestion problems through initiatives such as Ride the Wind, a high-quality public transport system powered by wind and renewable energy.

30: William Fisher: Karen Hughes Behind The Firewall

One of America's most experienced broadcast experts believes that Karen Hughes - the high-profile Bush confidante nominated to help the State Department do a major makeover of the U.S. public diplomacy - may not be able to lay a glove on one of ...

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