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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings October 18 2008


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

1: Thailand, Laos Hmong Refugee Crisis

Center for Public Policy Analysis

Royal Thai soldiers and Ministry of Interior officials (MOI) at Ban Huay Nam Khao, Petchabun Province, Thailand havetold Hmong refugees that if no one volunteers to return to Laos in thecurrent month of October, then the military will again begin ...

2: Key Must Explain His Maori Party Deal
New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters has accused John Key of playing the country like the stock market over National's secret dealings with the Maori Party.

3: Queen Mary Hospital preserved as heritage site
New Zealand Government

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark today announced that the significant heritage Queen Mary Hospital site at Hanmer will be preserved in a transfer of land between government agencies.

4: Palast & RFK In Rolling Stone: It's Already Stolen
Greg Palast

ROLLING STONE: IT'S ALREADY STOLEN Investigation by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast released today Don’t worry about Mickey Mouse or ACORN stealing the election. According to an investigative report out today in Rolling Stone magazine, Robert ...

5: Ferrari Defies Sales Decline
Ferrari Australia and New Zealand

The 2008 Australian International Motor Show is an outstanding sales success for Ferrari, with the legendary Italian supercar company now holding nearly 200 orders for the car that made its debut at the show, the Ferrari California.

6: Family Party needed to temper Green social agenda
The Family Party

Family Party leader Richard Lewis says the Green’s policy of population control further justifies the need for a pro-life political party in parliament beyond 2008.

7: Greens' Population Policy misinterpreted
Green Party

The Green Party Population Policy does not seek in any way to influence the number of children New Zealanders should have, as could be taken from a TV3 news item tonight.

8: Obama on Latin America
Council on Hemispheric Affairs

As Election Day draws near, presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama repeatedly have focused their attention on such key foreign policy issues as the Iraq War and the global financial crisis. U.S. policy toward Latin America, on the ...

9: Interview With Voting Experts Palast & Kennedy
The Huffington Post

The perennial issues of vote fraud and voter suppression are becoming front-page news as several states conduct early voting and as Election Day itself nears.

10: Greens Want To Dictate Size Of Families
Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ is labeling the Green party policy on population as dangerous, dictatorial and similar to China’s one child policy.

11: MasterCard Cardholders Achieve Cost Savings
Professional Public Relations NZ Ltd

October 2008 – MasterCard Worldwide and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific today announced the launch of their complimentary weekend promotion for the second year running. The promotion, which was well-received last year, has been expanded ...

12: Secretary of State to Travel to Mexico
US State Department

At the invitation of Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will travel to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico October 22-23. While in Mexico, the Secretary will discuss a broad range of bilateral and international issues of mutual interest, ...

13: Can Communities Serve as Financial Safe Havens?
Catherine Austin Fitts

" target="_blank"> The fall in global stock market prices over the last year has had a significant impact on most Americans’ retirement savings. When monthly 401(k) and IRA statements arrived last week, many small investors saw their investments ...

14: Press Roundtable on Pakistan
US State Department

ASSISTANT SECRETARY BOUCHER: It’s good to talk to you guys. We thought it was maybe a good time to get together again because there’s so much happening with the U.S. and Pakistan.

15: EU/UN/OSCE-Sponsored Talks on Georgia
US State Department

Assistant Secretary Fried: Thank you all for coming this evening. I gather some or all of you may have listened to Ambassador Pierre Morel representing the EU who chaired the talks. You may have gone to the Russian Mission for Deputy Foreign Minister Karasin ...

16: Charges laid over Taranaki baler accident
Department Of Labour

The Department of Labour today laid charges against LGC Limited, trading as Taranaki Recyclers, over an accident on April 22 2008, when an employee had his legs amputated when he fell into an automatic baler press.

17: Events to mark 90th anniversary of Armistice
New Zealand National Party

Embargoed 6.00pm Friday 17 October Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark today announced a series of public events will be held to mark the 90th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War.

18: Nick Willis to be welcomed home to Hutt City
Hutt City Council

Hutt City’s bronze medal Olympian Nick Willis will be welcomed home at a ceremony at Westfield Queensgate on Wednesday 22 October, Mayor David Ogden has announced.

19: Daily Voting News For October 17, 2008
John Gideon

18 days until Election Day. Today was a day for court decisions. Finally a judge in New Jersey has released the Princeton University report on the state’s Sequoia Voting Machines. Earlier Sequoia had released their response to the report. After ...

20: Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Clinches Supreme Award
Chambers PR

Media Release for immediate use 17 October 2008 Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Clinches Supreme Hanz Award For Excellence

21: Get your tickets for Villa Maria Awards
Manukau City Council

Tickets are now on sale for the 2008 Villa Maria Cult-Couture Awards. The awards, a feature event in the Manukau Festival of Arts, promise two amazing nights of couture, creativity and live performances.

22: GOP Attacked ACORN Before 2004 Election
Jason Leopold

In a replay of a tactic used to help secure President George W. Bush’s second term, Republicans – aided by investigative agencies of the federal government – are making a campaign issue out of voter-registration forms with fake names like “Mickey ...

23: Dunne: Maori seats distort democracy
United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says National’s bumbling efforts over the Maori seats issue and the equally strident responses by the Maori and Green parties demanding the entrenchment of Maori seats highlights just how badly those parties and media ...

24: SPOT to be found in New Zealand
Bare Publicity

A LIFE-saving handheld device that is taking the world by storm has been launched in New Zealand and is set to be available in stores in time for Christmas.

25: - 17 October 2008
New Zealand National Party

The pre-election opening of the books, as reported last week, saw expressions of triumph clearly evident on the faces of members of the Clark/Cullen Government.

26: Post Presidential Debate Research Study Results
HCD Research

HCD Research has released the results of a study of 1402 voters conducted shortly after the conclusion of the 3rd Presidential Debate held at Hofstra University.

27: Policy Brief on the Truth About Voter Fraud

Fraud by individual voters is both irrational and extremely rare. Most citizens who take the time to vote offer their legitimate signatures and sworn oaths with the gravitas that this hard-won civic right deserves. Even for the few who view voting ...

28: Dunne: survival of health camps essential
United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne has accused the Ministry of Social Development of 'dropping the ball' over funding for the nation's children's health camps.

29: Summer Camp for Queenstown
Southern PR

The organizers of GAY SKI WEEK NZ will be back for summer with SUMMER CAMP NZ to run from 10 – 18 January 2009.

30: Manukau Arts proud partners in inaugural festival
Manukau City Council

Manukau Arts, proud partners in the inaugural Manukau Festival of Arts, have spent the last six months bringing together a variety of colourful events aimed at promoting the city’s energetic, creative arts scene.

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