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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings October 28 2008


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

1: Campaign Rhetoric As An Invitation To Violence

Paul G. Buchanan - A Word From Afar

Paul G. Buchanan writes: Heading into the homestretch of the 2008 US presidential elections, there's an elephant in the room few want to speak about... The possibility of political assassination of Barack Obama. Let us discuss it here.

2: ES&S Touch-Screen Votes Now Flipping in TX Too!

Blogged by Brad Friedman on 10/24/2008 5:04PM ES&S Touch-Screen Votes Now Flipping in TX Too! Obama/DNC Attorneys Still AWOL! State After State, ES&S iVotronics Are Flipping Democratic Votes to Republican! What You Can Do About It, And Where ...

3: Finally an election debate worth watching
Triangle Television

Tune into Triangle Television or Stratos Television at 8.30pm tonight for a high quality election debate between the minor parties.

4: Peters: “Myths and Legends of Election 2008”
New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters address to GreyPower, St John Ambulance Hall, 10 Douglas Street, Frankton, Queenstown at 4.30pm, 28th October 2008

5: Field does not have the monopoly on moral issues
New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party's Pacific Sector Council says Taito Phillip Field's decision to attack Labour on moral issues is condemning and hypocritical.

6: Gordon Campbell: Can McCain Make A Comeback
Gordon Campbell

Only a week to go, and have John McCain’s attempts at a comeback peaked too soon? Eight days ago, the US opinion polls began to carry a few flickering signs of a McCain resurgence - after Barack Obama had pulled clearly ahead in the wake of the second ...

7: Maori Party Co-leader Endorses Angeline Greensill
The Maori Party

Tariana Turia has spoken out today in support of Hauraki-Waikato candidate, Angeline Greensill.

8: The 20 Most & Least Popular NZ Suburbs has drawn down data detailing the most popular and least popular areas that buyers have been looking at property in across the country for the last 3 months.

9: Technology drives Air NZ domestic airport changes
Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand customers will be among the first in the world to access radio frequency identification-enabled technology that will enable self-scanned check in and boarding at domestic airports.

10: Child Dies Outside Stokes Valley Church
New Zealand Police

Lower Hutt Police are investigating the death of a young boy at 'The Spring of Living Water' Assembly of God Church in George Street Stokes Valley Lower Hutt at about 3.00pm yesterday.

11: Worst for last in Nats' Prisons policy
Green Party

The National Party has saved the worst for last in their Prisons policy - that they 'will allow competitive tendering for the management of prisons on a case-by-case basis', the Green Party says.

12: Ten years on – the house of Ngāpuhi stands firm

An independent review of Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-O-Ngāpuhi’s governance and operations over the past decade has found a high performing organisation, Chair Sonny Tau announced today.

13: Dunne should leave Government
Progressive Party

Peter Dunne’s announcement that he wants to join National after the election is a welcome declaration of his post-election intentions - but he should back up his convictions by leaving the government now, Progressive leader Jim Anderton says.

14: National to upgrade biosecurity
New Zealand National Party

A National Government will introduce a range of measures to reduce the chances of a repeat of the pest incursions of recent years, says Biosecurity spokesman Shane Ardern.

15: Key's Welfare Proposal Unworkable and Unfair
Green Party

'It demonstrates his lack of understanding of the practicalities of administering a national social security system,' says Social Development spokesperson Sue Bradford.

16: Recognising the spirit of partnership
Local Government NZ

In response to the National Party’s local government policy, released today, Local Government New Zealand reconfirmed its support for policies that promote working closely with local government, particularly on funding and infrastructure needs.

17: WWE Tricks & Treats For The Whole Family
Sky Television

The WWE Superstars and Divas of SmackDown will put on a show full of intense thrills and some unique costumes in this family Halloween Fun event. The famous Masked Magician will make a special appearance and will surely have a trick up his sleeve. As for ...

18: Strategic Voting Finally Working
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

The West Coast-Tasman voters have the opportunity to have 4 representatives in Parliament this election.

19: Local Government policy targets infrastructure
New Zealand National Party

National Party Local Government spokesman John Carter says the party’s Local Government policy is all about growth and reducing the burden of Wellington-based bureaucracy on ratepayers.

20: Letting private insurance loose on ACC is nonsense
New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“Letting the private insurance industry loose on workplace accident cover is utter nonsense, a point further highlighted by the recent problems in global financial markets,” said Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly, in welcoming Labour’s ...

21: Anderton: Innovation critical to pastoral
New Zealand Government

Horizons in Livestock conference Christchurch

22: New Zealanders taking action on family violence
New Zealand Labour Party

The It’s not OK campaign is playing a big part in getting New Zealanders talking about family violence, says Social Development spokesperson Ruth Dyson.

23: Socialism key to sustainability
Workers Party of New Zealand

They key to creating an environmentally sustainable society is to put production in the hands of workers, says the Workers Party's Christchurch Central candidate Byron Clark.

24: Peters: Myths and Legends of Election 2008
New Zealand First Party

It is good to be back in Central Otago – the cradle of civilisation in New Zealand, according to some accounts. There were two types of treasure that attracted the early settlers to this area.

25: Federal criminal charges
Church of Scientology

The U.S. Department of Justice announced the filing of federal criminal charges against Dmitriy Guzner of New Jersey, a member of the cyber-terrorist group known as Anonymous.

26: Call for National to Support Redundancy Law
Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union has called on National Party leader John Key to support Labour's minimum redundancy law proposal as a means of providing security for those workers who fall victim to the financial crisis.

27: Earn Airpoints™ status points every time you fly
Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is making it much easier and faster for customers to work their way up the tiers of its popular Airpoints frequent flyer programme.

28: Public Using Hagley Park Warned To Take Care
New Zealand Police

Christchurch police are warning people crossing Hagley Park to take extra care after an assault last week.

29: Open Day At Christchurch Central
New Zealand Police

Christchurch Central Police will open doors to the public on Saturday 1 November, 10am - 4pm.

30: Lake Tekapo - Twizel: Wind Warning for Motorists
New Zealand Police

Police are warning motorists about high winds on SH 8 between Lake Tekapo and Twizel. Motorists, especially motorcyclists, vehicles towing trailers and high sided trucks, are urged to take extreme care in the area.

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