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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 20 September 2005

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

1: Kevin List: What's Dunne Got Against The Greens?

Last evening United Future leader Peter Dunne took a leaf out of his good friend National leader Don Brash's campaigning book and explained on TVNZ's Close Up at Seven that the Green Party's worldview was not that of the 'mainstream'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00303.htm


2: The Fundamentalist Shadow of George W. Bush

“How do you find a lion that has swallowed you?” asked Swiss psychologist, Carl Jung, commenting on the moral dilemma posed by the “shadow,” his insightful term for the dark, hidden side of the human psyche. The answer to Jung’s questions is “you can’t ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00292.htm


3: The Letter

The more things change, the more things stay the same. Parliament had 8 parties it still has 8 parties. Labour was a minority government relying on different parties for different issues. The government will be a minority Labour government relying ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00459.htm


4: Howard's hypocrisy on non-proliferation

Prime Minister John Howard should be the last national leader to Lecture the world on the shortcomings of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty(NPT) since Australia is set to undermine and weaken it further through exporting uranium to China, Australian ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00332.htm


5: Visa-gate: Clark puts votes ahead of integrity

National MP Tony Ryall says Helen Clark waited till her Associate Pacific Island Affairs Minister had secured her a strong South Auckland vote before investigating his role in the Visa-gate immigration scandal.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00460.htm


6: Rice Urges UN Stand Up to Iran on Nuclear Weapons

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told delegates to the opening meeting of the United Nations General Assembly’s 60th session the organization must be prepared to stand up to Iran, which threatens Middle East peace by pursuing a nuclear weapons ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00321.htm


7: Barbara Sumner Burstyn: Prime Time Propaganda

Does anyone actually watch the TV shows they watch? Medical Investigation (TV3) for example. On the surface this drama looks like just another mildly entertaining medical show. But watch closely and you begin to see the creepy undertones of neoconservative ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00297.htm


8: Evangelicals in Venezuela: Long Bizarre History

• Vice President Rangel leads a campaign for anti-evangelical vigilance as the Robertson affair reminds him and the nation of the suspect activities of the New Tribes Mission decades ago.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00338.htm


9: Greens build bridges with businesses

The Green Party is moving swiftly to allay fears in the business community about the role the Greens could play in the next government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00463.htm


10: Statement on Hon Taito Phillip Field

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that senior members of cabinet have met with Hon Taito Phillip Field about allegations which have been raised in the news media.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00462.htm


11: Guest Opinion: Is Kiwi Greatness Just A Façade?

I thought that we kiwis were different. How foolish of me. It seems that nothing is more universal in politics than the currency of self-interest. Dr Don Brash’s tax cut package and callous disregard for our nation’s founding document appears ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00293.htm


12: Scoop Election Sweepstake Winners Announced

Scoop clearly has a large number of remarkably politically astute readers. Consequently among the 200+ entries it was far from easy to decide upon the winners for our pick the result election sweepstake competition.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00302.htm


13: Carter/Baker Report Can’t Face Stolen '04 Election

The stolen elections of 2000, 2002 and 2004 are nowhere to be found in the milquetoast Carter-Baker Report now passing for wisdom on America’s broken electoral system.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00314.htm


14: Public Address 20/09/05 - Voters And Victors

A good part of looking like a winner is acting like a winner, and as John Armstrong says today, Helen Clark is wasting no time doing that. Lots of handshakes and hongi, and a very clear intention to project a sense of business being carried on...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00313.htm


15: Post-Election Negotiations - Maori Party

"Neither National nor Labour will achieve an absolute majority and each of these parties will want to talk with the Mäori Party" says the President of the Party, Professor Whatarangi Winiata.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00457.htm


16: Colombia: Horrific Torture and Murder of Unionist

Brussels, 19 September 2005 (ICFTU OnLine): In a letter (to Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez, the ICFTU has condemned the vicious torture and murder of Luciano Enrique Romero Molina, a leader of the foodworkers' union SINALTRAINAL. Molina was found ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00341.htm


17: Kiwibank proves it worth again

Kiwibank's profit announcement today shows just how valuable it is to have a New Zealand owned bank, Progressive Leader and instigator of the bank, Jim Anderton said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00461.htm


18: Helen Clark and Winston Peters meet

The two leaders confirmed their understanding of Mr Peters’ Rotorua speech on 7th September 2005, in which he set out the position New Zealand First would take to ensure stable government for the next term of Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00464.htm


19: Annan discusses Middle East, Iran, Darfur in talks

In a continuing series of bilateral talks with leaders attending the United Nations General Assembly’s 60th anniversary session, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today held wide-ranging talks on such crisis flashpoints as the Middle East, Iran’s nuclear ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00316.htm


20: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #108

PICKET THE US CONSULATE THIS SAT 24TH @ 11AM. This is part of an international day against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and we are also linking it to the man-made disaster in New Orleans. Our poster “Stop the War – Support the Poor” can be downloaded ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00240.htm


21: Public Lecture by Ahmed Zaoui Wednesday 21st Sept

Salaam (peace) is at the core of Islam. The Qu'ran is replete with exhortations to non-violence over violence, and forgiveness over retribution. The life and actions of the Prophet Mohammed are an example of the value in which Islam holds peace. The ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0509/S00065.htm


22: Jason Miller: Liar, Liar

If George Bush had encountered the same fate as Jim Carrey’s character in the movie Liar Liar , and had been rendered incapable of lying, America would not have been subjected to thirty minutes of manipulative propaganda on 9/15. Compelled to tell ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00290.htm


23: Atlantic Fisheries Crisis A Warning For Pacific

As major fishing nations sit down around the table in Estonia, today to further divide up the dwindling fish stocks of the once rich waters of the Northwest Atlantic, Greenpeace warned that the same could happen to Pacific fisheries.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00242.htm


24: Scientists changing the colour of flowers

Two Auckland scientists are working on research they hope will create new colours of a flower successfully created for the export market.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0509/S00039.htm


25: Auckland Man Scoops $1,000 A Week For Six Years

Forget party politics, it's party time for Auckland's Mike Limbrick, who won $1,000 a week for the next six years on Lotto's Winning Wheel on Saturday night, says New Zealand Lotteries Commission (NZ Lotteries) Chief Executive Trevor Hall.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0509/S00276.htm


26: Anti-Capitalist Alliance Reflects On Election 05

"In this election, two capitalist parties organised a cynical lolly scramble for voters to see which of them could get in to run NZ Capitalism Ltd for the next three years," said Anti-Capitalist Alliance spokesperson Daphna Whitmore.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00239.htm


27: Smartjack Flying High With US Patent

Smartjack™ Flying High With US Patent Phitek’s Successful Noise Cancellation Product Granted US Patent

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0509/S00038.htm


28: Campbell’s triumph

Prime Minister Helen Clark today congratulated Michael Campbell on his win in the World Matchplay Championship.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00458.htm


29: The Biggest Snow Of 2005

MetService snow warnings now cover Southland, Otago, Canterbury, Kaikoura and the entire southern half of the North Island. Snow over the southern North Island is expected to get heavier tonight and not start easing until late on Tuesday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0509/S00036.htm


30: Indonesia: Police Shoot Peasants At Gathering

On the 18th of September an international delegation of 15 La Via Campesina leaders from India, Bangladesh, Korea, European Union, United States, Brazil, Nicaragua, Mexico, Mozambique, Dominican Republic, Cuba, accompanied by 50 members of FSPI as ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00336.htm

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