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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 26 November 2007



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

1: Scott McClellan - Where are the Headlines?

Michael Collins

Former Bush press secretary Scott McClellan accused George W. Bush and Dick Cheney of deceiving the public about a devastating blow to the national security and safety of United States. The revelation concerns the leak of Valerie Plame's identity as ...

2: Rudd's Victory—Symptom of a Lobotomized Nation

SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

If you were to conduct a nationwide poll amongst average Aussies as to whether a man should be sent to jail for stealing a loaf of bread, the answers will tragically reveal that most individuals have become as amoral as crack addicts.

3: Thousands Of Malaysian Indians Protest In Kuala Lu

VOA News

Malaysian police broke up a protest against discrimination by 10,000 ethnic Indians. This is the latest protest to fray Malaysia's tightly controlled and racially divided society.

4: Protecting Consumers Lower Profits Says Pharma

Martha Rosenberg

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is starting to act like Pharma's watchdog not lapdog complains Wyeth's outgoing chief executive officer Bob Essner and it's no fair.

5: Faith-Based Spending Goes Relatively Unchecked

Thomas D. Williams

For the past six years, President George W. Bush's administration has spent billions of dollars to largely aid Christian faith-based groups, in assisting prison inmates as well as the poor and less-fortunate persons here and worldwide. Yet many experts ...

6: Helen Clark congratulates Kevin Rudd on Labor win

New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark has today conveyed congratulations to Kevin Rudd on the Labor Party's decisive victory in the Australian Federal Election.

7: Scott McClellan Didn't Out Bush, Cheney Did


As we’ve noted before, BuzzFlash feels personally invested in the exposing of the White House treason surrounding the outing of Valerie Plame, which resulted in impairing our national security when it comes to tracking weapons of mass destruction. Following ...

8: Roving spycam opens up a world of possibility

Massey University

You’re on holiday but wondering if all is well at your home, or you want to check if the bach has weathered a storm. Technology developed by engineering graduate Tom Yu Guan means you now have an extra pair of eyes when you can’t be there, able ...

9: Australian election result leaves Bush isolated

Greenpeace New Zealand

Sunday 25 November 2007 - The new Australian Government's commitment to ratifying the Kyoto Protocol leaves US President George Bush isolated in his battle against international action on climate change, says Greenpeace.

10: Auckland Luxury Hotel Offers 'Flights of Fancy'

Cotter House

Sub headline: Cotter House Flying Tours to Northland Headline: Auckland Luxury Hotel Offers 'Flights of Fancy'

11: Will the Supreme Court Steal the 2008 Election


Will the Supreme Court Steal the Election for the Republicans in 2008? Will California Become the Next Florida? BUZZFLASH EDITOR'S BLOG

12: Investment industry set for great divide by 2020


Investment managers will need to adapt and innovate to avoid falling into a two-tier industry of outperforming alpha fund managers and those left behind to chase scarce market returns, according to a new book launched by Mercer today.

13: Aspartame Research Needed, Not Coca-Cola Soft Sell

Soil and Health Association

The Soil & Health Association is calling for open and independent research into how widespread the effects of the artificial sweetener aspartame are on the health and well-being of New Zealanders, following last week’s admission by the Ministry of ...

14: Australian Election: Challenge ahead for NZ

New Zealand National Party

National Party Finance spokesman Bill English says the Australian election presents New Zealand’s economy with new challenges in the global competition for human capital.

15: New Zealand Troops Depart For Solomons Tour

New Zealand Defence Force

Forty-four New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel will depart for a four month tour of duty in the Solomon Islands on Tuesday. The NZDF personnel are the fifth rotation to serve in the Solomon Islands and are drawn mainly from the Territorial ...

16: Child health shames us again

Auckland University

Child health advocate Dr Nikki Turner is calling for a renewed focus on child health following a damning report into the state of our nation’s child health released today by the Paediatric Society of New Zealand. The report describes, amongst other ...

17: Poor child health trends reversible

Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has urged all political parties to take heed of the Paediatric Society’s latest report into childhood diseases. The trends are alarming, but the report shows they have easily identifiable causes and can be fixed ...

18: $90k Sports Car to Museum due to Climate Change

Climate Action Festival

Saturday December the 8th is International Day of Action on Climate Change. It is a day to raise awareness of climate change, and call on world leaders to take urgent action. It coincides with the United Nations Climate talks to be held in Bali, Indonesia ...

19: Telecom Cabinets Analysis - Shortsighted Industry

PAUL BUDDE Communication

Budde Comm Progress at the expense of competition – analysis of the new situation Shortsighted industry

20: Elton John To Bring Effects Laden Show

Capital Concerts

Elton John Concert In NZ To Include Features That Celebrate His First Solo Performance In The Country With Effects That Will Make The Visit Unique! Capital C: Concerts Has Added A Number Of Elements To The Concert On December 6 That Will Make The Event ...

21: Wellington Palestine Group Raise Gaza With NZ MPs

Wellington Palestine Group

At the end of last week the Wellington Palestine Group sent the attached letter to all MPs. The letter raises concerns about the dire situation in Occupied Palestine, particularly in Gaza. The letter coincides with the start of so called "peace talks" ...

22: Studies Revealing Diebold Election Security Flaws

National Election Data Archive

An Updated List of Scientific Studies (from 2003 to 2007) Revealing Diebold/Premier Election Solutions Security Flaws

23: Brazil: Prison Rape Exposes Abuse Of Women

Amnesty International

"We receive extensive reports of women in detention who suffer sexual abuse, torture, substandard healthcare and inhuman conditions, showing that this case is far from isolated but continues to be hidden from the public," said Tim Cahill.

24: Stateside With Rosalea: Voices From Florida

Rosalea Barker

Following on from the voter interviews I did in New Hampshire in August, which are here: >>LINK , in October, on the first evening of the Florida state Democratic Party convention, I took the opportunity to interview some voters there as well.

25: John Key congratulates Kevin Rudd

New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key congratulates Australian Labor Leader Kevin Rudd on the Labor Party's victory in the Australian Federal Election.

26: Central Otago Wine Makers Gain Multiple Accolades

Central Otago Winegrowers Association

Central Otago wine producers scooped one trophy and a number of medals at the prestigious Air New Zealand Wine Awards at the weekend, which received over 1,500 entries this year.

27: Top Scoop Stories - 26 November 2007 News Summary

The Scoop Editor

PM Welcomes Rudd / Curran / Taito Phillip Field Charged / Strike Action / Rickards / Supergold Card / Saudi Rape / Falun Dafa / Dairy & Oil Exports / Trinity Hill / Roving Spycam / Children's Rights In Burma / New Cardinals / Rift Valley Fever.

28: Manufacturing Consent for World War III

Global Research

The key role the mainstream media plays in manufacturing public consent for elite decision makers has a long and inglorious history that has wreaked havoc on progressive aspirations for the development a truly democratic globa l p olity. While the antidemocratic ...

29: Kiwi Children Face Mental Health Problems


The importance of good mental health in the development of young people in New Zealand is recognised in the Monitoring the Health of New Zealand Children and Young People: Indicator Handbook released today, says 0800WHATSUP Executive Director, Grant Taylor.

30: 'Grave Violations' Of Children's Rights In Burma

United Nations

Grave child rights violations, including recruitment into armed groups, continue in Myanmar, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report, calling on the Government to take measures to address the problem which is common to both ...


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Lyndon Hood Satire: On Civility

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