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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 20 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: Alt TV Promo: Let's Be Frank – Phil Goff
Alt TV

Oliver Driver talks to Phil Goff tonight at 8.30pm. Segment of Video Interview: The interview New Zealand media won't leave alone. Watch the entire thirty minute interview tonight on Alt TV . Does Phil Goff want to be Prime Minister?

3: Filmmaker reveals few choices for Homeless

Charlie Bleakley has directed a documentary on homelessness in New Zealand, Putting Homelessness in Focus that he and producer Kate Amore hope will challenge stereotypes and bring the reality of homelessness to policymakers and the public. The film will ...

4: Lyndon Hood: Fractious Fables
Lyndon Hood

Two robbers had independently accosted a traveller on a public highway. "If you allow me to rob you," said the first, "I will spend most of it on you, one way or another." "If you permit me to rob you," said the second, "I will also give it back, but I ...

5: Registrations, consideration of late returns
Electoral Commission

At its meeting of 19 May 2008, the commission made the following decisions: Further information is being sought before any decision is made about referral to the police of parties that were late with their donation returns.

6: Warfare breaks out in Labour ranks
New Zealand National Party

The National Party’s Shadow Leader of the House, Gerry Brownlee, says the announcement from Phil Goff about the Government’s re-election chances and his leadership aspirations “is a sign warfare is breaking out within Labour.”

7: PM's Post Cabinet Presser - Monday, 19 May 2008
Scoop Video

Video + Audio: The Prime Minister was accompanied by Immigration Minister Clayton Cosgrove and were able to deflect initial media attention away from bad polls for her Government and onto Immigration Service disasters.

8: Privatisation: Fervently swimming against the tide
Paul Smith

When an ideology once touted as New sounds quaint, you know for sure it's dead in the water. And so it was earlier this month with attempts to revive the corpse of privatisation.

9: UK's Gordon Brown Addresses Google Conference
UK Government

Gordon Brown has praised the internet industry as a model for the global economy. "The global economy will not work for people unless it is open, flexible, about free-trade, non-protectionist, inclusive, empowering and about building a society.

10: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. MARTIN GALLAGHER to the Minister of Trade: What recent progress has been made towards improving New Zealand's trade relationship with Japan?

11: 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.

12: Common Wealth, Economics For A Crowded Planet
Andreas von Warburg

Book Review - Andreas von Warburg writes from New York: Some have acknowledged it as a masterpiece, a tinkerer’s manifesto. Others have called it the perfect plan of a serious dreamer. Jeffrey Sachs - Penguin Press - “Common wealth, economics ...

13: 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 ...

14: McCain Defends 'Enron Loophole'
Jason Leopold

Sen. John McCain says he opposes the $307 billion farm bill because it would dole out wasteful subsidies, but his chief economic adviser Phil Gramm also wants to stop its proposed regulation of energy futures trading, a market that was famously abused ...

15: Bunnings And Save The Children’s Myanmar Response
Bunnings Warehouse

New Zealanders can help raise much needed funds for those affected by Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma) by buying a sausage at Bunnings and Save the Children’s Myanmar Response Day – Friday 23 May.

16: 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.

17: Updated food and nutrition guidelines for babies
New Zealand Government

The revised food and nutrition guidelines for infants and toddlers are aimed at giving New Zealand babies the best possible start in life, Associate Health Minister Steve Chadwick said today.

18: The Global Spread Of US Military Bases
Anti Bases Campaign

Recent events have propelled the Waihopai spybase into the spotlight. It is a US spybase in all but name and NZ’s most important contribution to all US wars. Cora Fabros, from the Philippines, is a veteran activist with the anti-bases, anti-nuclear ...

19: New Vision Of Climate Change Through Google Earth
UK Government

Millions of Google Earth users around the world will be able to see how climate change could affect the planet and its people over the next century, along with viewing the loss of Antarctic ice shelves over the last 50 years, thanks to a new project.

20: New Zealand companies win
Watercare Services

For the fifth year in a row Auckland company WaterCare Services has been honoured at the annual trans Tasman sustainable reporting awards announced in Sydney today.

21: Review: Human Rights Film - War & Waves
Jamie Melbourne-Hayward

Film Review: AUT University journalism student, Jamie Melbourne-Hayward writes that War & Waves, a story of Sri Lankan hardship, will evoke the consciences of Aucklanders when it screens on the final night of the Human Rights Film Festival this Friday ...

22: 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.

23: Beef Wars Continue Between US and South Korea
Martha Rosenberg

"We Don't Like The FDA," chant ten thousand demonstrators in candlelight vigils, some dressed as cows.

24: Conroy: Money Laundering & Murder in Colombia

Narco News’ investigation into alleged DEA corruption in Colombia has led journalist Bill Conroy to the discovery of several documents, the most well known to date being the “Kent Memo.” Now Conroy has uncovered even more info, utilizing the Freedom ...

25: Alternative Rugby Commentary is back for 2008
Alternative Rugby Commentary

The Alternative Rugby Commentary is back, on the ball and full of all the clichés, calls and controversy you won't hear in your average rugby commentary.

26: 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.

27: Next Stage of Negotiations to Ban Cluster Bombs
Cluster Munitions Coalition

On the opening of the negotiations of the cluster munition treaty, the Aotearoa New Zealand Cluster Munition Coalition today challenged New Zealand and more than 120 other governments in attendance to create a strong and effective prohibition on the ...

28: Elderly Assault Victim Dies
New Zealand Police

The death this morning of a 61 year-old Onehunga man who was assaulted at a bus stop in the Royal Oak suburb of Auckland has sparked a homicide investigation.

29: Media update Molesworth St Incident in Wellington
New Zealand Police

Police have confirmed emergency services are responding to an incident at ACC headquarters in Molesworth Street, Wellington, this afternoon.

30: 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 ...

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