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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings August 28 2008

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1: The US Housing Bill 2008: Part VIII

Catherine Austin Fitts

Where is all the missing money and how do we get it back? How big is the missing collateral black hole and how will it be resolved? These two mysteries are essentially part of one mystery at the heart of the matter: Who is in charge of—and what are—the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00344.htm


2: Key slippery even when trying to look tough
New Zealand Government

John Key has shown that he cannot take a firm position even when he grandstands in an attempt to look tough and decisive, Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00433.htm


3: TVNZ 7, Victoria Partner For Election Interviews
Television New Zealand

Voters will get a closer look at our leading politicians when TVNZ 7 and Victoria University team up for long-form pre-election interviews, beginning next month.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00371.htm


4: Put Up Or Shut Up SFO - Peters
New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters has told the Serious Fraud Office to either lay charges against him or to shut up and go away.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00466.htm


5: The US Housing Bill 2008: Part IX
Catherine Austin Fitts

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is now marketing a new documentary called I.O.U.S.A. I have only seen the trailer. Based on my reading the website and watching the trailer, I'd say that it is slick, Orwellian hogwash.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00346.htm


6: The US Housing Bill 2008: Part VII
Catherine Austin Fitts

It is not easy to engineer the bankrupting of the American middle class and the U.S. government. Alan Greenspan and the Federal Reserve banks and their members can push all they want, but a destructive housing bubble could not have happened without the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00345.htm


7: Do not tame the poisonous snakes in Kashmir
Tanveer Jafri

In India there is an attempt to create communal based division as it was in 1947, in Jammu & Kashmir state, again. If we give an ear to the persons having separatist thoughts, the condition is worse than 1947. It was hoped that the flame of separatist ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00349.htm


8: Campbell on the latest Peters Saga (28 Aug 2008)
Gordon Campbell

How ironic that Helen Clark chose in 2005 to create a governing bloc with Winston Peters for reasons of stability, to ensure that her government would run its full course. Serves her right, really.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00364.htm


9: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 28 August 08
Office of the Clerk

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Racing; if so, why?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00458.htm


10: Undernews For August 27, 2008
Undernews

Denver Post - An ABC News producer was arrested outside the Brown Palace Hotel as he attempted to chronicle attendees at a private breakfast held by a Democratic Party campaign committee. ABC said in a statement that Asa Eslocker and a camera crew were ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00365.htm


11: Clark must explain donation bombshell
New Zealand National Party

Helen Clark’s stunning revelation today that she was told in February by Owen Glenn that he had donated $100,000 to Winston Peters leaves the Prime Minister with a lot of explaining to do, says National Party Leader John Key.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00468.htm


12: Democratic Convention Day 2, Part Two
Rosalea Barker

The proceedings at the Pepsi Center began at 3pm, and the first speaker to the podium was Ted Sorenson , Special Counsel, advisor and speechwriter to President John F. Kennedy. In the first line of his speech he very politely calls the Bush Administration ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00348.htm


13: Children Die in an Outsourcing Boom
J. Sri Raman

Stories of children's deaths do not shock India too much. Over 2.1 million kids die every year in the country before they reach the ripe age of five, according to a count by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in its State of the World's ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00336.htm


14: NZ iPhone snow reports a World first
Media Statement

A Christchurch based website company has created a global first - a snow report system for the Apple iPhone.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00510.htm


15: Manning on Radio Adelaide: Nats Taser Peters
Scoop Audio

Selwyn Manning & Radio Adelaide's Peter Godfrey discuss how the National Party has effectively tasered Winston Peters from taking part in a Nat-led John Key government (albeit with a smudge of wiggle room). Also, Tasers!
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00355.htm


16: NZ First Supports Amended ETS Bill
New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has decided to support the amended Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) after several months of consideration and negotiations with the Government.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00431.htm


17: Glenn Drops Letter Bombshell On Peters + Images
Kevin List

The differing recollections of Owen Glenn and Winston Peters over a donation to assist Mr Peter's court costs in a failed 2005 electoral petition are potentially troubling for either the business world or New Zealand's standing in the world. Mr Glenn is ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00337.htm


18: Beijing Olympics Take Gold As Most Watched NZ
Television New Zealand

TVNZ's multi-platform coverage of the Beijing Olympic Games – one of the most ambitious single projects in the broadcaster's history – has been its most successful.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0808/S00301.htm


19: Militarism and a Uni-polar World
Global Research

The Trilateral Commission was founded in 1973 by David Rockefeller as an off-shoot of the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR). David Rockefeller was chairman of the CFR in 1970 and subsequently became the founding chairman of the Trilateral Commission. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00358.htm


20: The National HPV Immunisation Programme
Professor Ron Jones

Professor Ron Jones, Chairman of the HPV Professional Advisory Board, believes that the introduction of the National HPV Immunisation Programme on September 1 2008 will be one of most important advancements for the prevention of cancer for over half ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0808/S00129.htm


21: Questions And Answers – Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader—Green) to the Prime Minister: What would do more to achieve her aspiration of a carbon-neutral New Zealand: spending $1.9 billion on the Waterview motorway project, or putting that same money towards completing ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00455.htm


22: Scoop Link: Obama Nominated By Acclamation
Scoop Link

Hillary Clinton moved to suspend the roll call vote and nominate Barack Obama by acclamation. The motion was passed, and Nancy Pelosi formally extended the nomination to Obama. Obama accepted the nomination, becoming the first African-American to represent ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00357.htm


23: Historic Heart Operation At Waikato Hospital
Waikato District Health Board

Doctors at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton will this morning perform the first heart operation of its type in a New Zealand public hospital.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0808/S00127.htm


24: Turia: Climate Change (Emissions Trading) Bill
The Maori Party

First of all the Maori Party would like to thank the Hon David Parker for the briefings which he has provided to us and while we are not supporting the bill today, we look forward to learning more about this matter.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00474.htm


25: Peters - Deeds Beat Words
New Zealand First Party

There is an old saying that “deeds and not words shall speak to me”. The saying comes from John William Fletcher, an eighteenth century theologian. Apparently he was one of those rare people who nobody had a bad word to say about.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00471.htm


26: Great potential for New Zealand grown biofuels
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) welcomes a report released today which shows biomass material from purpose-grown New Zealand forests has great potential to be used as a future source of sustainable biofuels.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0808/S00075.htm


27: Fledgling Movie Star performs one-man play in Wgtn
New Zealand Government

Fresh from his American blockbuster movie debut in Laundry Warrior starring alongside Oscar winning actor Geoffrey Rush and movie bombshell Kate Bosworth, New Zealand actor Ryan Richards is returning to Wellington to star in Iphigenia In Orem for 5 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0808/S00284.htm


28: War With Russia Is On The Agenda
Global Research

Thinking about the massive failure of the US media to report truthfully is sobering. The United States, bristling with nuclear weapons and pursuing a policy of world hegemony, has a population that is kept in the dark--indeed brainwashed--about the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00360.htm


29: Young Hopefuls Compete For Rock Star Experience
Disney

A new generation of young hopefuls from New Zealand will compete with aspiring performers from New Australia in a bid to win the ultimate rock star experience, in "CAMP ROCK the TASMAN," a new reality TV series inspired by the hit Disney Channel Original ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0808/S00290.htm


30: Head Of UN Refugee Agency In Somalia Released
United Nations

The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed the news that the head of its office in Somalia has been released today unharmed after two months in captivity in the war-torn Horn of Africa country.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00353.htm

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