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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 19 May 2008


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

1: Undernews For May 17, 2008


NOAH SHACHTMAN WIRED The Air Force wants a suite of hacker tools, to give it "access" to -- and "full control" of -- any kind of computer there is. And once the info warriors are in, the Air Force wants them to keep tabs on their "adversaries' information ...

2: New Zealand’s illegal trade in North Africa
Gordon Campbell

On May 25, a Turkish owned ship called the Cake is due at Lyttleton harbour, and similar port records show the same ship is due in Napier between 3-5 June.

3: Undernews For May 18, 2008

The notion that we ought to now go to Baghdad and somehow take control of the country strikes me as an extremely serious one, in terms of what we'd have to do when we got there. You'd probably have to put some new government in place. It's not clear ...

4: 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

5: Who Pays For Climate Change?
NZ Centre For Political Debate

This week, NZCPR Weekly looks into why climate change has emerged as such a dominant public policy issue, Guest Commentator Atmospheric Physicist Emeritus Professor Fred Singer shows that human activities are not causing global warming, the poll asks ...

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: ACT's Pledge To New Zealand
ACT New Zealand

Here's the state of play: the economy's heading south - fast. Kiwis are finding it harder and harder to makes ends meet. Wages are low, taxes are high, prices are rising, and interest rates are up.

8: What did John Key promise on tax cuts?
New Zealand National Party

John Key is already backing away from his promise to deliver $50 a week in tax cuts just hours after it made headlines this morning, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said.

9: Rodney Hide really knows how to act up!
Corelli School of Arts

The high-profile politician from Auckland's Epsom electorate has gone from strutting his stuff on the dancefloor to wearing tights as a "defender of the forest" in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

10: Undernews For May 16, 2008

GUARDIAN, UK, 2004 Rumors of a link between the US first family and the Nazi war machine have circulated for decades. Now the Guardian can reveal how repercussions of events that culminated in action under the Trading with the Enemy Act are still ...

11: 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 ...

12: Kurariki Media Exposure Criticised
Prison Fellowship

Participants at the Prison Fellowship 25th Anniversary Conference unanimously expressed their deep concern at 'Herald on Sunday's' decision to publish details about Bailey Kurariki's current situation. A front page article in today's edition detailed the ...

13: Greens “away with the fairies”
New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

Green Party leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is “away with the fairies” in her views on climate change and emissions changing, according to Terry Dunleavy, secretary of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition. He was commenting on Ms Fitzsimons’ ...

14: Scientists Identified Quake Faults, Sichuan, China
UK Government

The recent earthquake in Sichuan occurred under some of the steepest and most rugged mountains in the world, the Longmen Shan: the Dragon's Gate Mountains. This dramatic range, steeper than the Himalayas, is the upturned rim of the eastern edge of Tibet.

15: Curtain Time for Barack Obama - Part V
Evelyn Pringle

To understand how the Combine works in Illinois it's important to recognize that the state is divided into three levels of political clout, beginning with Chicago, Cook County and the state of Illinois, according to Chicago columnist Ray Hanania.

16: Radio DJ Sets New Record For A Ferrari At Auction

Car enthusiasts and Ferrari collectors from across the globe descended on Ferrari's home, Maranello, at the weekend (17-18 May 2008) for RM Auctions' second annual "Ferrari Leggenda e Passione" auction event and to witness a new Ferrari auction record established ...

17: Globalization: Inspector Clouseau meets Ocean's 11
Toni Solo

The Pink Panther's Inspector Clouseau has a new rival. Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble's recent performance for Colombian President Alvaro Uribe's narco-terror regime was an autopilot sub-routine derived from Colin Powell's 2003 UN farrago justifying ...

18: President Bush At The World Economic Forum, Egypt
The White House

"Every peaceful nation in the region has an interest in opposing Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions. To allow the world's leading sponsor of terror to gain the world's deadliest weapon would be an unforgivable betrayal of future generations." -- George Bush.

19: Iroquois Support Police On Cook Strait Exercise
New Zealand Defence Force

The 10.00am sailing of the Interislander ferry from Picton to Wellington on Friday 16 May set the scene for a combined police Special Tactics Group (STG) and RNZAF Number 3 Squadron counter-terrorism training exercise.

20: Electives announcement rattles Ryall
New Zealand Government

Minister of Health David Cunliffe said if laughter is the best medicine then Tony Ryall delivered a heft dose of it today with claims that Labour stole his health policy.

21: $8.8 million to support best practice prescribing
United Future NZ Party

Associate Minister of Health Peter Dunne today announced an $8.8 million investment in the development and ongoing maintenance of a national electronic medicines formulary* over the next four years.

22: Wallace + PM Talk Smart-Cars & A Budget Tip
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Wallace Chapman talks to Prime Minister Helen Clark on hybrid, hydro-cell, and electric cars. Plus a tip that broadband will feature in this Thursday's Budget08.

23: Chlamydia report alarming - Labour asleep
New Zealand National Party

A recent review of sexually transmitted diseases in 2007* should jolt Labour out of its complacency and into action, says National's Associate Health spokeswoman, Jackie Blue, and the party's Youth Affairs spokeswoman, Nicky Wagner.

24: What was Clark told about Thompson case?
New Zealand National Party

National Party State Services spokesman Gerry Brownlee says Helen Clark’s claim that she was never told about issues relating to Mary Anne Thompson’s CV is difficult to accept.

25: Community Opposition To Telecom 3G Masts Grows
Ban the Tower Inc

Local residents in Nelson, who organized to block Telecom's proposed 22 meter, 3G phone mast above a play-centre and pre-school, want to kick-start a national dialogue on the safety, standards, placements and even the need for the proliferation of telecommunications ...

26: 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.

27: US Presidential Socialist Candidate Visits NZ
Katie Small

Katie Small reports: Immigration is used in the same way to depress wages in the United States as it is in New Zealand, says the Socialist Workers Party’s (SWP) candidate for US president, Roger Calero.

28: Wallace n Selwyn Manning's Pre-Budget Evaluations
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM: Wallace & Selwyn Manning talk about the PM's tip that broadband will be in the Budget. But why has New Zealand not taken up South Korea's offer of fast-broadband IP development? Also, tax cuts and consequences...

29: Poll Watch: Fairfax/Nielsen Poll 17/05/08
Scoop Poll Watch

National 56 Labour 29 Greens 6 NZ First 5 Maori 2 ACT 1 UnitedFuture 1 Destiny NZ 0 Progressive Party 0

30: Greenpeace challenged on ETS
New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

Greenpeace has been challenged to produce valid verifiable scientific evidence that human emissions of carbon dioxide cause sufficient “global warming” to justify the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) Bill. The challenge has been laid down by Terry ...

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