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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 30 October 2006

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

1: Robert Parry: The Original October Surprise (2)

Consortium News Editor's Note: Part 2 of our series about the "Original October Surprise" of 1980 focuses on the role of banker David Rockefeller and his collaboration with Republicans during the Iranian hostage crisis, which doomed Jimmy Carter's presidency ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00449.htm


2: Toni Solo: Nicaragua's Election, Things Turn Nasty

Critical comment on the Nicaraguan election campaign has tended to neglect the nitty gritty of life for the country's impoverished majority. The closer the November 5th election looms the nastier the campaign becomes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00458.htm


3: Photo Exhibition - Eyes to Cambodia

There will be a photographic exhibition at Thistle Hall from 9-14th November. It opens from 10:00am - 4:00pm daily. The exhibition is called "Eyes to Cambodia" by Sotheany Ream. Sotheany is an emerging documentary photographer. Her work explores ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0610/S00258.htm


4: Brad Will Indy. Reporter Assassinated in Oaxaca

Today, pro-government forces attacked barricades manned by the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO). Brad Will, a documentary filmmaker and reporter for Indymedia in New York, Bolivia and Brazil, was shot and killed while reporting on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00460.htm


5: The Letter – Monday, 30 October 2006

The Haps; A party of professional politicians; The corruption of the list; Don has gone; How would we have handled it?; Don wanted to resign; Leadership qualities?; It is Key; That Auditor General's ruling; Bulk Fund; Hard Landing; Wisdom of Crowds; ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00464.htm


6: Mystery Of Israel's Secret Uranium Bomb

This story has already created some interest in the Israeli media but just how serious it has been taken is yet to be seen with today being the start of the working week and with today’s edition of some of the dailies available in a few hours.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00452.htm


7: Admin Officials Bill $1.5Mn For Private Air Travel

On the campaign trail, Bush administration officials often boast that Republicans are more savvy than their Democratic colleagues when it comes to issues like taxes and the economy in general. But behind the scenes, dozens of cabinet members and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00441.htm


8: "Stay The Course" A Victory For Iran & Nth. Korea

Leaving right after toppling Saddam Hussein would have preserved the United States' role as liberator and left the destiny of the Iraqis in their own hands. Saddam Hussein could not retake power because his heavy armament was destroyed, his army was dismantled ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00440.htm


9: Julie Webb-Pullman: The Mad Hatter’s PRI Party

If memorial events for murdered Mexican human rights lawyer Digna Ochoa last weekend marked a melding of Mexico’s past and present, the future was forged this week, as Oaxaca unravelled in events of unrivalled insanity.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00461.htm


10: 74 million silver coins will be worthless

An estimated 74 million silver coins worth over $11 million will be in people’s possession but not legal tender from midnight Tuesday 31 October, with retailers the main losers, reveals the country’s leading retailing district.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00534.htm


11: Where are the sinking PI evacuees, Mr Gore?

The New Zealand Super Fund has been challenged to ask Al Gore, when he visits the country next month, for the whereabouts of the Pacific Islanders that Gore says in his film have been evacuated to New Zealand because their islands are drowning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0610/S00066.htm


12: Debating Non-Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

Yasmine Ryan's latest edition of Les Yeux on France examines how two different approaches by French politicians in the past few weeks have stirred debate in France on how Turkey might be made to recognise the Armenian Genocide that took place during WWI.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00430.htm


13: Carla Binion: Bush's Absolute Power Grab

On October 17, George W. Bush signed into law the Military Commissions Act of 2006. This new law gives Bush power similar to that possessed by Stalin or Hitler, and grants agencies within the Executive Branch powers similar to those of the KGB or ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00423.htm


14: Letter from Elsewhere: Death Of A Teenager

On 22 October nineteen years ago, my younger son Patrick died. He was eighteen, and he thought he was indestructible. But he made one mistake, and he fell to his death.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00462.htm


15: Election Fraud 2006 – Quantifying The Risk

Potential Election Fraud And Certain Confusion At Polls Threaten Public Will. By Michael Collins and TruthIsAll “Scoop” Independent News Washington, DC

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00377.htm


16: Latin America: The Heavy Hand Of The Right Arrives

People disappeared, false dossiers, secret services in action, electoral fraud, the battle in the UN, an imminent coup d'etat in Bolivia, the lives of militants and political leaders threatened. For the Latin American Spring it is time to prove itself ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00436.htm


17: Food Miles Claims Miss the Target

Calls by former United Kingdom cabinet minister Stephen Byers for a tax based on miles travelled by agricultural products to their market are utterly inconsistent with claims that this is the way to reduce global emissions, says Trade Minister ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00571.htm


18: William Rivers Pitt: Andy's Election

My bar has been running this neat gimmick for several years now. If you drink every kind of beer they have in the place - about 130 labels when you combine the bottles, the taps and the unutterably wretched stuff they keep buried under the dumpster out ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00443.htm


19: PM wrong to listen to coal man on climate change

Greenpeace is utterly flabbergasted that the Labour Party got advice at the weekend from one of Australia's pariahs of climate policy: the Queensland premier and coal man Peter Beattie. Queensland is the biggest coal exporting state in the world's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00353.htm


20: Ambassador David Satterfield: Update on Iraq

Update on Iraq Ambassador David Satterfield, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State and Coordinator for Iraq Foreign Press Center briefing Washington, DC October 26, 2006

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00568.htm


21: More misinformation in campaign against NZ food

Claims that New Zealand kiwifruit exports place a heavy burden on the climate has been rubbished by Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton today. He was responding to a statement in the Guardian and New Zealand Herald newspapers that “one kilo of kiwifruit ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00568.htm


22: Robert Parry: The Original October Surprise

As the United States heads toward a pivotal election on Nov. 7, both Republicans and Democrats are worried about the prospect of an "October Surprise" that could alter the political dynamic in the next two weeks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00412.htm


23: Symantec's Vision of Next-Generation Security

Products and Partnerships Focus on Protecting Information and Interactions, Increasing Customer Confidence in a Connected World Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq:SYMC) today outlined its vision for protecting customers from the next generation of threats targeting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0610/S00067.htm


24: Bush Gang Swore Under Oath Saddam Was Behind 9/11

Much to the dismay of the Bush administration, Americans can remember all on their own, without any help from Democrats, that in the run up to the war in Iraq, it was top White House officials who were making the claim that Saddam was in cahoots with ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00414.htm


25: Cameron Walker: Sri Lankan State Terror

Occasionally in the world section of the NZ Herald you might see a headline like ‘Rebels Clash’ or ‘Sri Lanka Force bombards rebels’, usually accompanied by a couple of sentences of reporting that explain nothing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00455.htm


26: For Cod's Sake Canada, Stop Blocking Progress

Today the Canadian High Commission got a timely reminder of Canada's necessity to learn lessons from the past and stop undermining a global moratorium on bottom trawling in international waters at the UN.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00345.htm


27: Water filter system will benefit millions

Pure drinking water, the most sought after commodity on the planet, could soon be within reach of millions of people thanks to the ingenuity of Kiwi Russell Kelly, backed by space age technology developed for NASA.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00472.htm


28: One Act Play: News From Palestine

NEWS FROM PALESTINE Based on the life and writings of Samah Jabr A One-Act Play By Genevieve Cora Fraser

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00109.htm


29: US Naval War Games Off The Iranian Coastline

There is a massive concentration of US naval power in the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea. Three US naval strike groups off the Iranian coastline are deployed: USS Enterprise, USS Eisenhower and USS Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00402.htm


30: Will Interest in Sustainability Be Sustainable?

This afternoon the Prime Minister sustained a barrage of questions on sustainability and other ecologically associated issues.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00467.htm

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