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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 9 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: American Coup: Mid-Term Election Polls vs Actuals
Alastair Thompson

Scoop’s analysis shows that - according to the polls - the Republican Party experienced a pronounced last minute swing in its favour of between 4 and 16 points. Remarkably this last minute swing appears to have been concentrated in its effects ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0211/S00078.htm


3: Greg Palast: How They Stole The Mid-Term Election
Greg Palast

Here's how the 2006 mid-term election was stolen. Note the past tense. And I'm not kidding. And shoot me for saying this, but it won't be stolen by jerking with the touch-screen machines (though they'll do their nasty part). While progressives panic ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00114.htm


4: Review of underage alcohol supply limited
NZ Drug Foundation

The New Zealand Drug Foundation expressed concern at the Government’s limited response to tackle problems of underage drinking.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0611/S00033.htm


5: Senate Hangs on Results From One Montana County
VoteTrustUSA

UPDATE: Officials in the Montana Secretary of state's office were still awaiting results from Yellowstone County and several smaller counties that will determine the control of the U.S. Senate. In Yellowstone County, local officials failed to ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00150.htm


6: 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


7: Complete US Exit Poll Data Confirms Net Suspicions
Alastair Thompson

Scoop.co.nz is delighted to be able today to publish a full set of 4pm exit poll data for the first time on the Internet since the US election. The data emerged this evening NZT in a post on the Democratic Underground website under the forum name ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0411/S00227.htm


8: 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


9: Rove's "Robocalling" Tactic to Steal the Election
Bernard Weiner

We all waited for Karl Rove's "October Surprise," but it turns out he saved it for the final 72 hours before Election Day. It's been termed "robocalling," and Democratic and swing voters urgently need to hear about it in these last moments before voting.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00116.htm


10: 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


11: 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


12: 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


13: Live Election Results: Overall Party Vote Table
The Scoop Editor

ON THIS PAGE: Live Election Results - Overall Status (Party Vote) - Polling Places Counted - Total Votes Counted - Special Votes - This Page is updated every minute - PRESS REFRESH FOR LATEST RESULTS....
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0207/S00206.htm


14: 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


15: 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


16: NEWSFLASH: U.S. Senate Race Goes To Wire
Alastair Thompson

The race to control the US Senate in the US midterm congressional elections is going down to the wire with the most likely results a one seat majority to either party, or a tie.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00148.htm


17: 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


18: 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


19: 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


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: 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


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: 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


24: Icebergs Sighted Off Southern New Zealand
NIWA

In an uncommon event, icebergs have been spotted in New Zealand waters.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0501/S00001.htm


25: 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


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: 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


28: 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


29: 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


30: Uri Avnery: Who Is Afraid Of The Iranian Bomb?
Uri Avnery

AT THE height of the epic Battle of Britain in 1940, when British airmen were killed at an appalling rate ("never was so much owed by so many to so few"), an official in charge of propaganda had a bright idea to raise morale. On the walls at the Royal ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00038.htm

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