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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 5 November 2006

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

1: Images: Alanis Morissette "Exposes" US Censorship

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In a pre-planned, live sketch last night at The 2004 JUNO Awards, Canada's music awards, host Alanis Morissette made light of the recent Super Bowl controversy in the United States when she ''exposed'' herself on Canadian television.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0404/S00053.htm


2: The Letter – Monday, 30 October 2006
The Letter Limited

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


3: Waitakere Fireworks Display
Waitakere City

Fireworks containing one and half tonnes of gunpowder will go into the Waitakere Fireworks Display on November 4 - claimed to the biggest and most spectacular in Auckland.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00233.htm


4: Elton John At The Westpac Stadium
Capital Concerts

Wellington based concert promoter Capital C: Concerts have scored the seemingly impossible--a rare one-off New Zealand concert by legendary rock superstar Sir Elton John for Wellington’s Westpac Stadium on Wednesday December 6.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0610/S00252.htm


5: Not the time for two huge fireworks displays
Newmarket Business Association

“The Auckland Harbour Festival was a wonderful celebration of civic pride and Auckland’s maritime history, but having two major fireworks displays in the central city within 72 hours is a two finger to the salute to the already squeezed and increasingly worried ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0601/S00218.htm


6: Scoop Feature: Fiji An Icon Of Pacific Instability
STATE OF IT by Selwyn Manning

Last week, while covering the Forum in Nadi, Fiji, Scoop sought the views of Fijians as to why their military was threatening to over-throw the Fijian government. Should the demands of Fiji's military commander be taken seriously? All said most definitely.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00023.htm


7: The Case For Impeaching President George W. Bush
Between The Lines

2 transcripts on the case for impeaching President George W. Bush, plus information on how to obtain books, audio CDs and video DVDs of "The Case for Impeachment" with journalist David Lindorff and Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Barbara Olshansky, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00009.htm


8: Robert Parry: Al-Qaeda Wants Republicans to Win
Robert Parry

George W. Bush's blunt assertion that a Democratic victory in the Nov. 7 elections means "the terrorists win and America loses" misses the point that Osama bin Laden stands to advance his strategic goals much faster with a Republican victory.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00036.htm


9: Real Deal: U.S. History Uncensored - Introduction
Carolyn Baker

American inventor and entrepreneur, Henry Ford, is famous not only for his astounding success in making the automobile available to nearly every American family in the 1920s, but also for his famous quote: “History is bunk.” Many historians, offended ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00491.htm


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

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


11: Cheney Fitted for New Halliburton Striped Jumpsuit
Evelyn Pringle

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is conducting a formal investigation into whether Halliburton made improper payments to government officials in Nigeria in connection with the construction and expansion by TSKJ of a natural gas liquefaction ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00037.htm


12: Int'l Judges Select Finalists For Hair Awards
Schwarzkopf Professional New Zealand Hairdresser

19 finalists from around the country have been selected by a team of international judges for this year’s Schwarzkopf Professional New Zealand Hairdressing Awards.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0604/S00037.htm


13: The Cuban Threat: Medical Diplomacy
Council on Hemispheric Affairs

As an addendum to Dr. Feinsilver's article on Cuba's Medical Diplomacy, please note that in August the Bush Administration announced its intention to lure to the U.S. some of the 15 to 20 thousand doctors now providing medical aid mainly in Venezuela ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00005.htm


14: Nigeria: ‘Revealed! Dead’ Man Lives Abroad
Akanimo Sampson

Some 12 weeks after the wife of a detained real estate businessman, Mrs. Precious Onwudinjo, accused the Nigeria Police Force, Zone Six Command, of being involved in a scheme to nail her husband, some emerging facts tend to give credence to Mrs. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00031.htm


15: Jazz Festival Review: Whirimako Black
Scoop Review

There’s a message in her songs. Through Te Reo she sends her message and the messages of her ancestors. But there is quite an amusing contemporary edge to her messages – almost a political one – when she embraces songs that ‘discuss’ smoking ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00056.htm


16: A Plan To Save America From Fascism For a While
Mark Bradley

Pssst. Don’t tell Karl Rove, but I’ve just come up with a fool-proof plan guaranteeing a national Democratic Party sweep in 2008. And the best thing about it is, it works no matter whom the Dems throw up as their presidential candidate: Barack Edwards, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00481.htm


17: Taxpayers scammed out of $3.2m
New Zealand National Party

National’s Welfare spokeswoman, Judith Collins, is seeking an assurance that the Government will ramp up identity checks to ensure there is no repeat of a $3.2 million welfare scam.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00082.htm


18: Pentagon Memo Reveals Launch of New PR War
Scoop Link

Washington - The Pentagon is buttressing its public relations staff and starting an operation akin to a political campaign war room as Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld faces intensifying criticism over the Iraq war.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00007.htm


19: Tongan platoon welcomed back to Solomon Islands
Regional Assistance Mission To Solomon Islands

Thirty two soldiers from the Kingdom of Tonga joined the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) this week. The Tongan platoon replaced a platoon from the Papua New Guinea Defence Force who have completed their rotation. The PNGDF contingent ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00036.htm


20: Public Address System
Public Address

New Zealand's award-winning group blog site Public Address just got bigger. A companion site, Public Address System at, launches today at publicaddress.net/system with an array of features aimed at better serving its growing reader community - and at better ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00050.htm


21: Robert Parry: The Original October Surprise (3)
Robert Parry

Part 3 of our series about the "Original October Surprise" of 1980 addresses the troubling question of whether disgruntled CIA officers collaborated with their former boss, George H.W. Bush, to sabotage President Jimmy Carter's Iran-hostage negotiations ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00479.htm


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

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


23: Shocking GOP Election Court Victory In Ohio 2006
Bob Fitrakis

COLUMBUS---With major GOP federal court victory, the Ohio 2006 election has descended into the calculated chaos that has become the trademark of a Karl Rove election theft, and that could help keep the Congress in Republican hands nationwide.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00478.htm


24: IMAC slams Norwegian documentary
Immunisation Advisory Centre

Doctors at the University of Auckland’s Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) are appalled by a Norwegian documentary that portrays the MeNZB vaccine as unproven and unsafe.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0611/S00018.htm


25: Unmasking the Second Palestinian Intifada
Remi Kanazi

Over the last five years, the Palestinian people have faced a host of obstacles in their fight for sovereignty, preventing them the opportunity to create a life those in the Western world brag about.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00045.htm


26: Scoop Report: Amnesty Does U-Turn On Yadegary Case
Selwyn Manning - Scoop Auckland

Scoop Report: Amnesty Int. has conducted a U-Turn on the Thomas Yadegary asylum-seeker case after discovering new information suggesting that if NZ deports him it will be in breach of its international human rights obligations.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00486.htm


27: Sex Sells, but not in my mailbox please
Focus On The Family

Hell Pizza has pushed the boundries of advertising too far with is use of condoms in mini pizza boxes to sell their meat lovers pizza.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00031.htm


28: John Bishop's Communications Line - 5 Oct 2006
John Bishop

Corrosive and cancerous; Brady’s time is coming; Success is Wonderful; A further economic thought; Regional Strategy: a five wheeled car; I passed secrets to the Russians; Get it right BNZ; The Language of politics; See Hillary Run; Re-fighting ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00021.htm


29: Stunning Line-Up for Womad New Zealand 2007
Womad

Multi-award winning performers, the world’s hottest tango music ensemble and virtuoso musicians are among the stellar line-up of artists heading to New Zealand for WOMAD New Zealand 2007.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0611/S00012.htm


30: Queen to attend unveiling of New Zealand Memorial
New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark welcomed today’s announcement that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will participate in the official dedication ceremony for the New Zealand Memorial in London on Armistice Day, 11 November.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00591.htm

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