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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings October 13 2008

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

1: PGB: Selective Amnesia & Historical Revisionism

Paul G. Buchanan - A Word From Afar

Paul G. Buchanan writes: The gap between the Democratic and Republican tickets has widened going into the final two weeks of the US presidential campaign. What's causing many to believe McCain is morally disqualified from being a US president?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00179.htm


2: Labour’s universal student allowance what NZ needs
NZ Union of Students' Associations

Tertiary students throughout the country are celebrating today following Prime Minister Helen Clark’s announcement that Labour will deliver a universal living allowance for all full time students should they be in a position to form the next government ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0810/S00040.htm


3: 1.3 Million Reasons The GOP Created ACORN Scandal
Bradblog.Com

And Some FACTS to Counter the GOP's Cynical 'Dixie-Chicking' of ACORN...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00184.htm


4: Auckland Airport welcomes Jetstar to NZ’s gateway
Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport welcomes the announcement today by Jetstar that it is launching new trans-Tasman services out of Auckland. Jetstar will operate daily return services between Auckland and Sydney and between Auckland and Gold Coast starting 28 April ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00248.htm


5: Wallace & Manning: Labour's Back In The Race
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM: Wallace Chapman and Scoop's Selwyn Manning discuss the latest polls showing Labour closing the gap on National. Are voters weighing up whether to stick with the experienced leadership of Helen Clark over the new and fresh John Key?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00196.htm


6: Undernews For October 12, 2008
Undernews

Hey folks! Have you been wondering why Republicans have suddenly stopped talking about 'family values?' Could it be because a divorced John McCain chose as his running mate a stay-at-home mom who hid her last unplanned pregnancy and who has a pregnant, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00202.htm


7: English, remember, cut floor of Super to 60%
New Zealand Labour Party

Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today that he is stunned that Bill English is going around challenging the government's record on the level of New Zealand Superannuation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00283.htm


8: Helen Clark: Labour Party Campaign Launch Speech
New Zealand Labour Party

Rt Hon Helen Clark Prime Minister LABOUR PARTY CAMPAIGN LAUNCH 2008 at The Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall, AUCKLAND, 2.30 pm Sunday 11 October 2008
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00261.htm


9: Deposit guarantee scheme introduced
New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Michael Cullen has announced that, using his powers under the Public Finance Act, the government is to introduce an opt-in retail deposit guarantee scheme.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00259.htm


10: How I married a Lebanese-Palestinian
Belen Fernandez

One unforeseen consequence of my visit to Lebanon this summer is that I am now married to a Lebanese-Palestinian named Hassan. I met Hassan in the fall of 2006, when my friend Amelia and I were hitchhiking through south Lebanon in search of Hezbollah ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00192.htm


11: NZ Crusty Demon Flips Over America’s Cup Yacht
Crusty Demons of Dirt

Kiwi Crusty Demon, Luke Smith, stunned on lookers at the Viaduct Harbour today, when he back flipped his 125kg, 250cc dirt bike over a million dollar America’s Cup yacht, before falling almost four storeys into the water below.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0810/S00131.htm


12: John Key: Campaign Blog - 13 October
New Zealand National Party

Last week, amid some gloomy economic news, I released National's economic package. Yesterday we held our campaign launch in Auckland, in front of around 1000 people and of course the nation's media.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00272.htm


13: Tomizone Extends Free iPhone Wi-Fi Hotspot Access
Tomizone

Extends Free Internet Access for iPhone / iPod Touch Users in Australasia To December 31, Including Free 500MB "Top-up" For Registered Users
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00255.htm


14: ACORN Responds To GOP Bogus "Voter Fraud Charges"
ACORN

Unfortunately, just as in 2006, that success in bringing people into the democratic process, have been greeted with unfounded accusations to disparage our work and help maintain the status quo of an unbalanced electorate.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00259.htm


15: John Key's "My Key Commitments To You" Speech
New Zealand National Party

John Key: My Key Commitments to You Speech at National Party Campaign Opening Sky City, Auckland
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00265.htm


16: New Pacific Blue Auckland – Sydney Flights
Pacific Blue

Monday 13 October 2008: Pacific Blue begins flying its newest trans-Tasman route tomorrow from Auckland to Sydney but the celebrations will begin today in the City of Sails with a travel industry party hosted by Virgin Blue Group CEO Brett Godfrey.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00263.htm


17: Who is Behind the Financial Meltdown?
Michel Chossudovsky

While most individual investors loose when the market falls, the institutional speculator makes money when there is a financial collapse. In fact, triggering market collapse can be a very profitable undertaking.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00193.htm


18: Costs Of Louise Nicholas Investigation
New Zealand Police

In the public interest and in response to a number of requests, Police have decided to make available the costs associated with the investigation into sexual violation complaints by Louise Nicholas and others involving former and current police officers.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00190.htm


19: Nats do not know the cost of their own policies
New Zealand Labour Party

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00281.htm


20: KiwiBank, KiwiSaver now KiwiFuture
New Zealand Labour Party

“The Labour Party Campaign Launch offered New Zealanders a panoramic view of our progressive plan for New Zealand’s future,” says Te Tai Tokerau Candidate Kelvin Davis.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00188.htm


21: Bipartisan concept involves two players
New Zealand Labour Party

Finance Minister Michael Cullen today said that the concept of bipartisan involves two participants, not one.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00282.htm


22: Australia guarantees deposits, wholsale funding
J P Morgan

The Australian government announced on the weekend that, with immediate effect, the government will guarantee all deposits with banks and other deposit taking institutions. The Government also will guarantee wholesale term funding by Australian financial ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00268.htm


23: Nothing new in National’s education policy
New Zealand Labour Party

National’s so called ‘crusade’ for literacy and numeracy contains nothing more than empty slogans which focus on programmes and policies already in place, says Labour’s Education Spokesperson Chris Carter.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00276.htm


24: Designer teeth create headaches
The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Nelson Hospital consultant anaesthetist Philip Cornish says anaesthetists are dealing with an increasing number of patients who have had mouthfuls of dental work done, sometimes amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars worth.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0810/S00060.htm


25: Agreement reached over aquaculture interests
New Zealand Government

An Agreement in Principle was signed today, between Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia, Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton, Treaty Negotiations Minister Michael Cullen, and leaders representing the iwi of Hauraki, Ngati Apa ki Te Ra To, Ngati Koata, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00287.htm


26: Greens welcome student allowances
Green Party

The Green Party has welcomed Labour's promise today to phase in universal student allowances, but says that only the Green Party will make sure that Labour delivers on its pledge.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00286.htm


27: Labour Borrows Another Policy – NZ First
New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters has welcomed the Labour Party’s move to adopt New Zealand First’s longstanding policy of a universal student allowance.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00285.htm


28: Just Pass The Money On Minister
New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is extremely disappointed that David Cunliffe refuses to pass onto the eldercare sector what they entitled to, punishing our seniors through bureaucratic overkill in the health sector, says Winston Peters.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00284.htm


29: Savings Institutions Support Deposit Guarantee
New Zealand Savings Institutions Association

The New Zealand Savings Institutions Association today welcomed the Government’s move to guarantee all savers’ deposits.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00266.htm


30: Dollar-a-day bee compound halts tumour growth
Manuka Health NZ

A New Zealand company’s bee-derived product which costs only a dollar a day has halted tumour growth in a group of cancer patients taking part in a trial by international researchers.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0810/S00066.htm

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