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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 08 January 2008


The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 08 January, 2008, including: 1: ACLU Florida Calls For Bush/Cheney Impeachment. 2: ABC-Facebook Primary Debates in New Hampshire. 3: Lyndon Hood: Mother Scoop's Almanac 2008. 4: Toni Solo: Imperial Decline...

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 08 January 2008

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The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 08 January, 2008 were...

1: ACLU Florida Calls For Bush/Cheney Impeachment

David Swanson

The national ACLU recently announced a new motto that many impeachment advocates view as a wish for the impossible (a reference to the current presidential administration): "One More Year, No More Damage."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00030.htm


2: ABC-Facebook Primary Debates in New Hampshire
Rosalea Barker

On Saturday night, the ABC network held two back-to-back debates in Manchester, New Hampshire, in conjunction with Facebook, the social networking website that is often criticized for enabling data mining and use of its pages by law enforcement agencies ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00036.htm


3: Lyndon Hood: Mother Scoop's Almanac 2008
Lyndon Hood

Being accurate Predictions for the Year to come ... Consistent with Biblical Prophecy ... Extracted from the full Text, pending Advance from Publisher
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00038.htm


4: Toni Solo: Varieties Of Imperial Decline
Toni Solo

Returning to Europe after some time away is like visiting an unloved relative falling into dementia. It may be unwelcome, but one sheds no tears. The persistent optimism of Western Bloc political and financial leaders is bizarre.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00052.htm


5: Obama, Huckabee Win Iowa Caucuses In Primaries
Atlanta Progressive News

(APN) ATLANTA – US Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) emerged victorious from the January 03, 2007, Iowa Caucuses, claiming the first victories of the 2008 presidential contest.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00046.htm


6: Google car putting Warrington on the map?
blueskin.co.nz

A small car was spotted in Warrington today, apparently driving around all the streets in turn. The car displayed prominent "Google" logos on each side and had a tripod on the roof with a shiny black round object on top.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00016.htm


7: Barack Obama's Speech After Winning Iowa Caucus
truthout.org

"The time has come for a president who will be honest about the choices and the challenges we face, who will listen to you and learn from you, even when we disagree, who won't just tell you what you want to hear, but what you need to know."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00032.htm


8: THCAPOHCTMAHYL - The Play Arrives At Bats
Bats Theatre

On The Conditions and Possibilities… is the first state-of-the-nation address for the Rogernomic generation – a punky powerpoint-driven monologue exploring obsession, politics and the hopes and dreams of a passionate but confused generation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00026.htm


9: Greenpeace captures rare Humpback recordings
Greenpeace New Zealand

Southern Ocean, January 8, 2008: An international team aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, currently searching for the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean, has made a rare series of humpback whales recordings in Antarctic waters.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00042.htm


10: Minister concerned? Send a frigate - Greens
Green Party

The Government must back up the Conservation Minister's concerns for safety in the Antarctic region, expressed this morning, by sending New Zealand Navy frigates to the region, Green Party Conservation Spokesperson Metiria Turei says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00043.htm


11: Work-Life balance important for all families
Child Poverty Action Group

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00038.htm


12: Fiat and Alfa on Display in the USA!
Fiat

The new Fiat 500 and the Alfa Romeo Spider make their USA debut this week (7-10 January 2008) at one of the world’s largest and most important exhibitions, but its not the Detroit International Motor Show, rather the Italians have gone to Las ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00025.htm


13: Nearly 6,000 suspended drivers still on roads
New Zealand National Party

National Party Police spokesman Chester Borrows says nearly 6,000 suspended drivers are still on Kiwi roads because no-one's got around to serving them with the paperwork to revoke their licenses.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00037.htm


14: Huckabee - Social Conservatism Plus Populism-lite?
Bill Berkowitz

Owing to his convincing victory in the Iowa Republican Party caucuses, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has become "viable." Over the next few weeks expect the mainstream media to both welcome the folksy/friendly Huckabee with open arms, and slice and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00040.htm


15: Top Sites December 2007 - Shopping Category
Nielsen NetRatings

Please find attached a website ranking of the top ten channels in Nielsen//NetRatings' Market Intelligence Shopping category for all visitors' unique browsers (from New Zealand and overseas) for December 2007.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00024.htm


16: Labour slammed again for political interference
New Zealand National Party

National Party State Services spokesman Gerry Brownlee says senior Labour Ministers face fresh claims of heavying appointed officials and trying to influence the outcome of a supposedly independent decision-making process.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00030.htm


17: Lawrence R. Velvel: Halberstam And History
Lawrence R. Velvel

It is often remarked that Korea is a war about which most of us know little or nothing. It is called a black hole by the late David Halberstam in his recent book about it, The Coldest Winter . I personally knew very little about it before reading Halberstam’s ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00049.htm


18: New Hampshire Primary - ALL Diebold, ALL the Time
Michael Collins

Tomorrow's New Hampshire primary represents a major turning point in the presidential primaries. We've got the rising star of Obama, the stunned Clinton camp, and the populist efforts of the fast moving Democrat, John Edwards, just off a 9% increase ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00057.htm


19: NZ education research ‘smartest in the world’
Ministry of Education

A leading Canadian educationalist has hailed the Ministry of Education-funded Best Evidence Synthesis (BES) programme as ‘state-of-the art’ saying no-one else in the world is doing work as good.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0801/S00004.htm


20: New Year Brings Freedom for Suffering Hens
Auckland Animal Action

On New Years Eve while many were partying Animal Rights Activists were seeing in the New Year by entering a battery hen farm in South Auckland. Thirty hens were rescued from this farm and the conditions documented.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00037.htm


21: PR staff triple at Education Ministry
New Zealand National Party

The number of public relations, communications, and media positions at the Ministry of Education has tripled since Labour has been in government, says National’s Education spokeswoman, Katherine Rich.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00039.htm


22: Leopold: CIA Tapes Destroyed As Pressure Mounted
Jason Leopold

The CIA destroyed videotapes showing its agents subjecting high-level al-Qaeda detainees to waterboarding after the agency's inspector general issued a classified report in the spring of 2004 that concluded the interrogation methods used on the prisoners.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00056.htm


23: Minister to confer with industry on franchise risk
New Zealand Government

Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel met today to hear directly from victims of an alleged fraud involving the selling of bogus ironing franchises in Auckland. The government will work with the New Zealand Franchise Association to look at whether there is ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00035.htm


24: MSD concedes ‘significantly under target'
New Zealand National Party

A report slamming Labour’s reform of the DPB backs up a fresh admission by the Ministry of Social Development that its performance in this area is ‘significantly under target’, says National’s Welfare spokeswoman, Judith Collins.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00045.htm


25: Pin Punching Kiwi's Spend $4.0 Billion in December
Electronic Transaction Services

During December 2007 New Zealanders spent over $4.0 billion across the country via 70 million transactions processed through the Paymark network alone, up 8 percent year-on-year.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00030.htm


26: Nobel Laureate to give New Zealand lectures
Massey University

Physicist, author, ghost-buster and 2004 Nobel prizewinner Frank Wilczek will explore the mysteries of the Universe at lectures in Palmerston North and Auckland next week.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0801/S00004.htm


27: Ian McKellen Talks 'The Hobbit' in Podcast
THEONERING.NET

Howard writes: Factory: the film industry magazine celebrates its fifth birthday with the launch of a radical, online edition at www.factory-publishing.com packed with world-exclusives and free iPod downloads. Ian McKellen recently recorded an ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00045.htm


28: Punter Wins Car
New Zealand Racing Industry Board

The first of three Ford Focus cars up for grabs at Springfresh Destination Summer Holiday Racing events was won on race 6 at Otaki on Sunday 6 January. Mr Earle Hawtin of Taita won the Ford Focus car, a $1000 Air New Zealand Holiday voucher and a share ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00031.htm


29: Martin LeFevre: Deconstructing the Obamanon
Martin LeFevre - Meditations

There’s a lot of talk about hope going around after Barack Obama’s win in Iowa. If Obama wins in New Hampshire on Tuesday, he said, “I’ll be the next president of the United States.” Hillary, standing next to a devastated Bill, warned voters ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00039.htm


30: No more excuses for not seeing Auckland
Fullers

Fullers, Auckland’s leading operator of ferries and island tours, is now making it even easier for Aucklanders to get out and explore the region.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00028.htm

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