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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 18 May 2008


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

1: Undernews For May 15, 2008


Now that the canonization of Barack Obama, aided by his media acolytes, has slowed a bit, it may be considered less than blasphemy to examine what this circus hath wrought. After all, at some point, even in a mythological age, reality raises its ...

2: Obama: the Jackie Robinson of the US Presidency?
Harvey Wasserman

Sixty-one years ago, a truly great athlete broke the color line in America’s "National Pastime," which still resides near the core of our culture.

3: John Key fails leadership test on climate change
New Zealand Government

National has shown its true colours today, Climate Change Minister David Parker said, in response to John Key’s announcement that National is pulling its support for emissions trading and biofuel legislation.

4: John Key Speech To Regional Conference Wellington
New Zealand National Party

It's good to feel the election-year buzz in the air. That's a buzz born of excitement, but also, I hope, a sense of the size of the task ahead of us.

5: National – weak in the face of anti-climate lobby
Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland 18 May 2008 – National's attempt to delay the emissions trading scheme (ETS) and undermine a partial ban on thermal power stations is unacceptable, and a strong indication the party puts big business backers ahead of tackling climate ...

6: ACT Reveals 20-Point Pledge Card
ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader Rodney Hide, and ACT founder and candidate Sir Roger Douglas, today released the ACT Pledge Card - a '20-Point Plan' that will take the New Zealand economy forward to beat Australia.

7: Global Protest Against Animal Testing Company

New Zealand campaigners against animal testing will take to the streets tomorrow urging shoppers to avoid cruelly produced cosmetics, toiletries and household products. SAFE, New Zealand’s second largest animal advocacy organisation, will specifically ...

8: Richard Lewis: Speech to Family Party Conference
The Family Party

Talofa, Malo e lelei, Kia orana, Talofa lava, Bula vinaka, Kia ora and warm Pacific greetings,

9: National won't cut corners on ETS
New Zealand National Party

National wants to get the emissions trading scheme right and is not prepared to cut corners when kiwis' financial security is at risk, National Party Leader John Key told the party's Lower North Island conference in Wellington today.

10: Tariana Turia: Presentations of tohu in business
The Maori Party

It is a great honour for me to be here at Owae marae, ki te puawaitanga o nga mahi katoa.

11: More delay is the last thing we need: Greens
New Zealand National Party

John Key's approach to climate change policy has all the urgency of a methane-emitting cow chewing its cud, Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says.

12: Curtain Time for Barack Obama - Part IV
Evelyn Pringle

The solution to the problems arising from the unsuccessful attempts to shut down Operation Board Games would be for Barack Obama to become president and issue a bipartisan pardon to all members of the “Combine” who funded his seat in the US Senate. ...

13: ‘Prank call’ is real deal for Wellington winner
ASB Bank

When Wellingtonian, Jan Compton received a call from her bank regarding her home loan she didn’t expect it to be from ASB’s Managing Director to tell her she had won her a $675,000 home.

14: The Only Solution to Avoid Total War
Project Humanbeingsfirst

The following is an update to Project Humanbeingsfirst's original warning of March 29, 2008: Heads-up warning to the American Peoples – Nuclear attack on Iran appears imminent!

15: Shared equity pilot step in right direction
Salvation Army

Auckland, 16 May 2008 - The Government's pre-Budget announcement of a shared equity scheme is a step in the right direction, but falls well short of a comprehensive solution to the affordable housing crisis, says the Salvation Army.

16: 1000s more patients to receive elective services
New Zealand Government

An extra $160 million in health funding will see thousands more patients receive elective services over the next four years.

17: New Zealand Poet Slated For Success
Cinnamon Press

Hauled Head First into a Leviathan Iain Britton Cinnamon Press 64pp paperback ISBN 978-1-905614-42-4

18: Ramzy Baroud: 60 Years of Denial
Ramzy Baroud

Don't ask for what you never had,' is the underlying message made by supporters of Israel when they claim Palestine was never a state to begin with.

19: Did Hezbollah thwart a planned attack on Lebanon?
Franklin P Lamb

This week Israel's Military Intelligence Chief Major General Amos Yadlin complained to the Israeli daily Haaretz that "Hezbollah proved that it was the strongest power in Lebanon… stronger than the Lebanese and it had wanted to take the government ...

20: SRB: Five Comics that Changed My Life
Scoop Review of Books

Five Comics that Changed My Life By Tim Bollinger for the Scoop Review of Books

21: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 17 May 2008 (Saturday)
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22: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 16 May 2008 (Friday)
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23: War Funding "Victory," Bizarro-Style
Maya Schenwar

Democratic leadership had a fail-safe plan to dole out all of Bush's funding requests for Iraq and Afghanistan, postponing any debate on the occupation until after Bush leaves office. At the last minute, it was thwarted - by Republicans.

24: New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists
NZ Society of Physiotherapists

Physiotherapists are calling on government to ensure they can go on treating accident victims. "The Budget will be make or break time for our patients," said Jon Warren, President of the New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists.

25: Nats Weak Against The Anti-Climate Business Lobby
Greenpeace New Zealand

National's attempt to delay the emissions trading scheme (ETS) and undermine a partial ban on thermal power stations is unacceptable, and a strong indication the party puts big business backers ahead of tackling climate change, says Greenpeace.

26: Immigration: Ministers see, hear and speak no evil
New Zealand National Party

National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith says he does not buy the claims of senior Labour Minsters that they knew nothing of the trouble at the Pacific branch of the Immigration Service.

27: Mid-Winter Blues Blown Away By $698,440 Windfall
New Zealand Lotteries Commission

Three lucky players from Auckland (2) and Te Puke will have their mid-winter blues blown away thanks to a Lotto First Division windfall of $698,440 each from tonight's draw, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive, Todd McLeay.

28: Trans-Tasman collaboration produces success
Media Statement

“It’s a miracle when an untracked English-language film arrives on the scene – and a special joy when said movie is smashing”.

29: UN Undeterred In Facing Challenges
United Nations

The United Nations must not be deterred by the threat of terrorism and the challenge of limited resources from trying to meet its responsibilities, such as curbing climate change, promoting peace and encouraging economic development around the world, Secretary-General ...

30: Transit turns on “most problematic” ramp signals
Transit New Zealand

One of the busiest motorway entrances in Auckland is about to stretched, with ramp signals being turned on at the Gillies Avenue northbound on-ramp to SH1 from tomorrow.

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