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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings October 14 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: 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


3: Campaign 2008 - The Superhero vs Monster Movie
Lyndon Hood

A GIGANTIC MONSTER is rampaging across the country, devouring financial institutions and leaving a trail of ruined economy. SUPER NATIONAL PARTY LEADER GUY (SNPLG) lands in front of the Onlookers, wearing an unfortunate latex outfit.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00214.htm


4: 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


5: The Best of the BeST New Zealand Designs
Designers Institute of New Zealand

An ingenious “now you see it, now you don’t”cook surface; an office furniture system developed by psychologists as well as designers; a North Shore office building described as New Zealand’s most revolutionary and experimental office block and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00274.htm


6: 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


7: Labour plans to drive NZ deeper into the red
New Zealand National Party

National Party Finance spokesman Bill English is challenging Helen Clark to reveal what affect her spending spree is having on the Crown accounts which already show 10 years of deficits ahead of us.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00293.htm


8: 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


9: 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


10: Labour announces economic policies for the future
New Zealand Labour Party

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Finance Spokesperson Dr Michael Cullen has today announced economic policies for the future that promote economic growth and that would deliver a fair share of that growth to all New Zealanders.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00305.htm


11: Access to education opens the pathway to future
The Maori Party

The huge potential of young people, and the youth of the Maori population, make education a critical focus for the Maori Party.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00312.htm


12: Labour heats up the left overs, promises hot air
Green Party

Labour's sustainable infrastructure announcement is a disappointing mixture of already-announced initiatives and promises so vague they have no real meaning, the Green Party says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00315.htm


13: Middle-Class New Zealand yet to get the Message
New Zealand Labour Party

“Middle class New Zealand just doesn’t get the message,” says Labour’s Te Tai Tokerau Candidate Kelvin Davis, in response to Rodney Hide’s attack on the Maori Electorate seats.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00228.htm


14: McCain Was Keynote Speaker At 2006 ACORN Rally!
Bradblog.Com

Golly, for a group that's committed so much "voter fraud" for so long it's mighty strange that, as News One notes , "McCain attended an ACORN convention just two years ago."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00210.htm


15: Dine at Zoo’s restaurant and help save orang utans
Auckland City Council

For one night only, Auckland Zoo is offering a unique dining experience in its rainforest to raise funds to help Sumatran orang utans in the wild – a species now critically endangered due to the rapid growth of palm oil plantations.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0810/S00151.htm


16: Australia: Stimulus package worth 1% of GDP
J P Morgan

The Australian government today took another decisive step in response to onset of the global financial crisis by announcing a significant loosening of fiscal policy. The Prime Minister and the Treasurer announced a package of additional spending worth ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00286.htm


17: 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


18: Datasquirt Helps New Zealanders Register To Vote
Datasquirt

The Electoral Enrolment Centre is using CONTACT™ to make it easy for eligible voters to request an enrolment pack by sending their name and address to Freetext 3676
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0810/S00027.htm


19: New Sustainable Apartment Development For Capital
Merge Property Group

Featuring environmentally sustainable design features, such as a wind turbine which generates energy on-site for common area lighting, regenerative lifts, solar water heating, sustainable building materials, and a 10th storey rooftop garden, Metropol ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00279.htm


20: Cyprus: UN-Backed Power-Sharing Talks Move Forward
United Nations

The Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders made progress today in talks focusing on the issue of the presidency and vice-presidency in a new power-sharing government.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00279.htm


21: Teacher’s smoking-related attitudes studied
Auckland University

Teachers around New Zealand are being asked about their attitudes towards smokefree issues, including the Smokefree Environments Amendment Act (2003) when all New Zealand schools and early childcare centres went totally smokefree.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0810/S00155.htm


22: Wizard Home Loans Affordability report
Joint Media Statement

Housing affordability improved to its best level in two years in September as house prices held steady nationally and interest rates fell, the Wizard Home Loans Affordability report shows.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00289.htm


23: Coldplay and Scott Dixon support Canteen
CanTeen

CanTeen's Annual Bandanna Challenge will take place from this Friday until October 31. Bandannas will be on sale nationwide for just $4, and there are some fantastic designs to choose from including one designed by new ambassador Scott Dixon; The ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0810/S00145.htm


24: Maori Say No to Nat’s
New Zealand Labour Party

“Maori don’t want National to form the next government,” says Labour Party candidate for Te Tai Tokerau, Kelvin Davis.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00230.htm


25: Maori Party launches economic policy
The Maori Party

Tax relief for those on lowest incomes, small business development and better targeting of government funding to achieve positive outcomes for Maori are three key planks of the Maori Party’s economic policies, released today in Flaxmere, Hawkes Bay.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00311.htm


26: Get off the grass
NZ Motoring Writers' Guild

“The rule amendment is one of many likely to pass unnoticed, as it’s part of a bigger raft of changes to Land Transport rules headlined by amendments to the cell phone regulations,” says NZ Motoring Writers’ Guild president Jacqui Madelin.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00206.htm


27: National to deliver on PlunketLine
New Zealand National Party

National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall is disappointed that Labour’s maternity policy has no room for the trusted PlunketLine Service.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00314.htm


28: Nats would scrap $1 billion household energy fund
New Zealand Government

Nick Smith's reluctant admission that National would scrap the one billion dollar household energy efficiency fund if it got into government is another example of National's short-sighted thinking, Energy and Climate Change Minister David Parker ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00298.htm


29: Whanau ora embraces all cultures – Maori Party
The Maori Party

The family network as the springboard for social, economic and cultural resurgence was the key theme of the Maori Party’s policy launch in Hawkes Bay today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00310.htm


30: Dalziel: Dinner for COSCO Beijing President, Chair
New Zealand Government

Good evening everyone. It is a pleasure to be here and to be part of this dinner in honour of Captain WEI Jai Fu [WAY Jar Foo], Chairman and President of the Cosco Group of Beijing, on the occasion of his first visit to New Zealand. May I offer ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00313.htm

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