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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 6 November 2006

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

1: 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


2: 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


3: 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


4: Poll Watch: 3 News TNS Opinion Poll Results
Scoop Poll Watch

Projected number of seats in the House on the basis of the latest poll results
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00061.htm


5: Bev Harris: Embezzler Programmed Voting System
Bev Harris

An embezzler who specialized in sophisticated alteration of records of computerized systems was programming our voting system, and also had access to the printing of the ballots, and ties to the private company that sorts King County absentee ballots.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0312/S00191.htm


6: 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


7: 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


8: 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


9: 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


10: 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


11: Parallel Importing Opportunity!
Importers Institute

The Importers Institute knows of a possible opportunity for members interested in parallel importing: Vittoria bike tyres, made in Italy (www.vittoria.com).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00121.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: Photo Story: Star-struck in Kong's capital
Ethan Tucker

Wellington turned on a blissful sunny evening for the New Zealand premiere of King Kong tonight, as the stars came downtown to mingle with we gleeful-but-sweaty masses. The Embassy, renamed 'The Alhambra' for the night, gleamed in the sunshine as Courtenay ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00164.htm


15: 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


16: 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


17: 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


18: 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


19: 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


20: 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


21: Elton John Tickets on Sale Today
Visa

Visa cardholders have the exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets to Elton John’s one and only New Zealand performance in Wellington on December 6, before the rest of the country. Tickets go on sale this morning at 9am and can only be purchased ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0611/S00046.htm


22: 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


23: Jason Leopold: Bush "Upbeat" on Iraq?
Jason Leopold

Last week, President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and senior White House officials, in hopes of shoring up the GOP's sagging poll numbers before the November 7 midterm election, went on a media blitz, granting on-the-record interviews to dozens of conservative ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00480.htm


24: 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


25: 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


26: 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


27: 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


28: 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


29: 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


30: 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

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