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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 13 January 2008

The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 13 January, 2008, including: 1: Eliminate Secret Vote Counting. 2: U.S. War Plans. 3: Voting Irregularities. 4: Daily Voting News. 5: Impeach Cheney & Bush. 6: Hot Holiday Deal. 7: U.S. Elections Vs. Movies.....

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 13 January 2008

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The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 13 January, 2008 were...

1: Nancy Tobi: Need To Eliminate Secret Vote Counting

Nancy Tobi

New Hampshire's primary delivered a "surprise" upset victory to Senator Hillary Clinton, contradicting all pre-election poll predictions and even the facts on the ground, which showed Senator Obama with a strong lead and enthusiastic overflow crowds.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00103.htm


2: M. Chossudovsky: US War Plans Vs. Hormuz Incident
Michel Chossudovsky

Instigated by the Pentagon, a bungled media disinformation campaign directed against Iran has unfolded. Five Iranian patrol boats, visibly with no military capabilities, have been accused of threatening three US war ships in the Strait of Hormuz.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00104.htm


3: NH "Voting Irregularities" Tip Of A Rotten Iceberg
Daniel Patrick Welch

Daniel Patrick Welch joins the hoopla over rumors of voting irregularities in the New Hampshire installment of US presidential primary elections But the real threat he sees is Americans' misplaced belief in their own system.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00102.htm


4: Daily Voting News For January 11, 2008
John Gideon

New Hampshire will now conduct a full recount of all ballots cast in the primary. This, after formal requests were made by Dennis Kucinich and Republican candidate Albert Howard.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00108.htm


5: David Swanson: Resolution To Impeach Cheney & Bush
David Swanson

Washington State Senator Eric Oemig has drafted a resolution urging the U.S. Congress to impeach Bush and Cheney and remove them from office. Oemig plans to introduce his resolution (SJM 8016) when the legislative session begins on January 14th.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00106.htm


6: Hot ‘2 for 1’ Holiday Deal on Offer
New Caledonia Tourism

New Caledonia launches a hot South Pacific holiday deal on Monday – two people can holiday for the price of one starting at just $1,199 for 4 nights.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00054.htm


7: Ramzy Baroud: US Elections: Just Like the Movies
Ramzy Baroud

The United States political process bears an uncanny resemblance to mainstream filmmaking. Elections and speeches are scripted to the letter, politicians put on a tirelessly rehearsed act, catering endlessly to the whims of the target audience.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00105.htm


8: Police Alert: Missing Tramper, Hokitika, Westland
New Zealand Police

On the 12th January 2008 Police were advised of an overdue tramper in the Wanganui River area of South Westland. The lone female tramper, Irene Petrove of New Plymouth and her dog had entered the area on the 4th January 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00073.htm


9: Kidd Millennium: Public Display Of Emotion
Kidd Millennium

The first Kidd panel for 2008 celebrates a great moment in the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the tearful Tear-Minator. Search Google for "public display of emotion" and the first entry that comes up is "Hillary Clinton". It's enough to make you weep!
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00098.htm


10: TVNZ: Sir Edmund Hillary State Funeral
Television New Zealand

TVNZ will be carrying full coverage of the State funeral for Sir Edmund Hillary.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00064.htm


11: David Swanson: The Speech McCain Should Give
David Swanson

There are two key types of people in the world, and I am both of them. I have been tortured, and I have tortured. I have suffered man's inhumanity to man, and I have turned on my fellow human beings. I am a victim and a criminal.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00101.htm


12: Hillary: Special One News And Close Up
Television New Zealand

A special edition of Close Up will follow ONE News at 6pm this evening, to commemorate the life of Sir Edmund Hillary, the great adventurer and philanthropist who passed away today aged 88 years.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00065.htm


13: Report Finds Homelessness Rising Across The U.S.
Between The Lines

It generally takes a year to two years before you exhaust all your resources -- family, friends, etc. -- and so it takes a couple years for that to happen, so we have not seen folks who have had their homes foreclosed on yet winding up at our shelters.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00099.htm


14: US Attacks Palestinian Rights, PA Attacks Its Own
StopTheWall.org

Between 15 and 25 people have been arrested and scores more injured after Palestinian Authority forces attacked a demonstration against the US President Bush in Ramallah with batons and pepper spray.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00149.htm


15: Aoraki Mount Cook staff salute Sir Edmund Hillary
The Hermitage Aoraki Mount Cook

"We are deeply saddened by today's news of the passing of Sir Edmund Hillary, an extraordinary man and pioneer. He will be an immense loss to Lady June Hillary, his family, and to us and the public of New Zealand," said The Hermitage General Manager ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00062.htm


16: Lynn Landes: Suspected Vote Fraud History In NH
Lynn Landes

There are plenty of reasons not to trust New Hampshire election results, particularly regarding Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. And, rumors are flying around that Ron Paul may be considering a request for a recount.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00096.htm


17: One News sponsor linked to rainforest destruction
Green Party

The Green Party Co-Leader Dr. Russel Norman is dismayed that One News updates will be sponsored by the National Bank as of Monday. The National Bank is a subsidiary of the ANZ Banking Group which is involved in financing rainforest destruction in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00085.htm


18: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 11 January 2008
Scoop Daily Ratings

The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 10 January, 2008, including: 1: Tribute To Sir Edmund Hillary, NZ Icon. 2: National Vs. Election Ads. 3: TVNZ: Sir Edmund Hillary State Funeral 4: NZ's Most Famous Beekeeper. 5: Sir Edmund Hillary's Death Mourned.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00100.htm


19: Student Photography Ministerial Stamp of Approval
AgResearch

Student winners of the first New Zealand secondary school agriculture and science photography contest were this afternoon presented with their trophy awards in Parliament, gaining a ministerial stamp of approval for their work.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0505/S00007.htm


20: Big money could be disappearing down your shower
Building Research Association NZ

Many New Zealand households could be washing big money down their shower drains because of the growing use of mains pressure hot-water systems, a new study shows.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0401/S00066.htm


21: Peters checks risk re-traumatising migrants
Green Party

Green MP Keith Locke is backing migrant communities' concerns that the immigration checks prompted by Winston Peters' latest grandstanding are too intrusive.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0505/S00098.htm


22: SPARC: Edmund Hillary's Passing
SPARC

“Sir Edmund Hillary’s life and achievements have inspired generations of Kiwis to explore the great outdoors and to treat our environment with the utmost respect,” said SPARC Chairman John Wells.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00060.htm


23: TV violence, sex and bad language top concerns
Broadcasting Standards Authority

Violence, sex and bad language are still the top three unprompted concerns of New Zealanders about TV, says comprehensive new research released by the BSA this week.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00278.htm


24: World Champion Ford Reveals New Look For 2008
Ford New Zealand

BIRMINGHAM, 10 JANUARY 2008 – Ford of Europe today revealed the exciting new look for its 2008 FIA World Rally Championship campaign as the team was unveiled at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham. The Focus RS World Rally Car, which powered ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00062.htm


25: Daily Voting News For January 10, 2008
John Gideon

It appears that Hart Intercivic has admitted that the optical-scan tabulators certified by the state of Colorado and used in that state show a significant error rate when a ballot has stray marks. This was mentioned in an article in today's Denver Post.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00097.htm


26: National Spelling Bee – Wellington Regional
New Zealand Spelling Bee

Day: Monday 19 March Time: 4.00pm School Wellington College (Boys) Address Brierley Theatre, Dufferin Street, Mt Victoria (It is at the bottom of the Basin Reserve beside Government House)
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0703/S00069.htm


27: Statement from British High Commissioner
British High Commission

"Sir Edmund Hillary was the quintessential hero to people in Britain as well as New Zealand, of my generation and since," said British High Commissioner George Fergusson today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00072.htm


28: SH1 Otaki resealing to begin next week
Transit New Zealand

To keep the road in good condition Transit will begin resealing parts of SH1 between Otaki Bridge and Te Horo next week.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00045.htm


29: A Great New Zealander, Even Greater Human Being
New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters today joined with others in expressing his condolences to Lady Hillary and Hillary family. Sir Ed was without peer in New Zealand in his iconic status.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00084.htm


30: Fiji PM Bainimarama: Qarase Needs To Be Realistic
Fiji Government

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said today (11/1) that it is good to hear Laisenia Qarase has finally chosen to change his stance and that of his party on the proposed People's Charter for Change and Progress (PCCP).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00146.htm

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