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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 4 October 2005

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

1: National Summit to Save Our (US) Elections – Day 1

In this report: - Activist Attorney Paul Lehto Makes a Strong Case - VotersUnite.Org's Theisen Explains How Citizens have "Outsourced" the Voting and Tabulation Process to Corporations - A Huge Opportunity in New Mexico and Three Weeks to Raise the Money ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00003.htm


2: Swain not seeking Cabinet post

Rimutaka MP and Minister Paul Swain is not seeking a Cabinet post in the new Labour-led government, opting instead to spend more time with his family and to focus on electorate issues.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00008.htm


3: Bill English Chapman Lecture – 3 October 2005

Last week the class photos came home. In one photo there were only three names I would identify as traditional Kiwi names, and they belonged to the only three obviously European faces.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00015.htm


4: Barbara Sumner Burstyn: Sexy Beef

Butchers dancing like Hari Krishna’s, senior citizens thrashing out hard rock, the Evers-Swindell twins smiling furiously, meat, especially red meat is hot right now. “New Zealanders are fond of their meat,” says Richard Umbers, managing director of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00060.htm


5: U.S. Soldiers Trade Images Of Iraqi Dead For Porn

Richard Ehrlich reports that U.S. troops in Iraq have traded hundreds of images of mutilated corpses in exchange for free online pornography, according to the owner of a Web site investigated by the Pentagon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00389.htm


6: Headless Child Mannequins Paint Disturbing Picture

A nameless department store in Wellington is seeking to lure parents into its classically furbished environs and get them to part with their hard-earned dollars through utilising headless mannequins.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00062.htm


7: Hobbs not seeking seat in Cabinet

Wellington Central MP and Minister Marian Hobbs is not seeking a seat in Cabinet in the new Labour-led government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00009.htm


8: Oil Cos. Disaster Profiteering & Price Controls

Consumer Group Claims Oil Companies' Disaster Profiteering Necessitates Price Controls - Interview with Tyson Slocum, of Public Citizen's Energy Program, conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00044.htm


9: Were British SAS Soldiers Planting Bombs in Basra?

Does anyone remember the shock with which the British public greeted the revelation four years ago that one of the members of the Real IRA unit whose bombing attack in Omagh on August 15, 1998 killed twenty-nine civilians had been a double agent, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00052.htm


10: Hawkins Will Not Stand For Cabinet

Manurewa MP George Hawkins has announced he will not be seeking re-election to cabinet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00010.htm


12: Marjorie Cohn: Bush's Twin Masters

George W. Bush's two masters - the neoconservatives and the right-wing Christians - were the guiding force behind his decision to invade Iraq, change its regime, and control it permanently.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00055.htm


13: Bonus Joules: The Zone of Ozone

My heart is not really in this blog as I start to write (Sunday 11 September 2005). I am watching my country take humans ever closer to war, chaos and misery. It is now less than a week to our elections and everyone is looking at the signposts around ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00061.htm


14: The Letter

We picked it; Jobs for votes; The Greens; New Zealand First; New Landscape; Speakership; ACT's loss, National's gain; ACT strategy; The Economy; Those Dodgy Polls

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00007.htm


15: Auckland: Man Of Justice David Wakim Dies Suddenly

David Wakim, a much-loved Auckland activist and a tireless champion of the rights of the Palestinian people, has died suddenly whilst traveling in Namibia at age 60. David was an inspirational man who devoted much of his life to the struggle for peace ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00058.htm


16: Mary-Kate and Ashley expand business horizons

Teen actresses and businesswomen Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen have their sights set on a new brand launch that includes an entirely new target market – ‘tween and teen boys.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00011.htm


17: www.mccully.co.nz - 'And the Winner is…'

The special votes have been counted. The Maori Party has gained an entitlement to a third seat, reducing the overhang to one (and the size of the whole Parliament to 121). The National Party has dropped a seat (to 48) leaving Helen Clark (with ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00006.htm


18: Ghali Hassan: Iraq - Resort to Deception

The resort to deception by governments and the mass media to manipulate the population has been an obsession of Western powers. The illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq by U.S. forces provides the best recent example murderous atrocities based on deception.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00054.htm


19: Operation Lucy - Murder inquiry breakthrough

Police say today's discovery of two backpacks belonging to German tourist Ms. Birgit Brauer, is a significant break-through in the continuing investigation into her murder.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0510/S00016.htm


20: Dorak Diggers Weigh In On Anna & Royal Treasure

I've heard from a variety of figures in the antiquities world about the evidence I presented recently on these pages, which essentially cracks the case of one of the great art mysteries -- the whereabouts of the so-called priceless Dorak treasure. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00059.htm


21: William Rivers Pitt: I Remember Democrats

I Remember Democrats By William Rivers Pitt t r u t h o u t | Perspective From: http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/100305I.shtml Monday 03 October 2005

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00049.htm


22: Mike Whitney: The Impending Cakewalk In Iran

The UN's nuclear watchdog agency, the IAEA, officially signed Iran's death-warrant yesterday. By passing a US-backed resolution that refers Iran's nuclear program to the Security Council, the member states have endorsed America's genocidal Middle ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00029.htm


24: Images: Greens Meet Labour For Coalition Talks

At 3.50pm today the Green Co-Leaders Rod Donald and Jeanette Fitzsimons held a brief photo call with Prime Minister Helen Clark and Deputy Labour Party Leader Michael Cullen prior to the beginning of coalition and government formation talks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00036.htm


25: UQ Wire: Michel Chossudovsky's New 911 Book

AMERICA'S "WAR ON TERRORISM" - Expanded and Updated Edition of the 2002 Best-Seller: War and Globalisation, The Truth behind September 11 , with Eleven New Chapters The Book has just been released.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00033.htm


26: PM salutes retiring ministers

Prime Minister Helen Clark today paid tribute to three ministerial colleagues who have announced that they will not be seeking re-election to the Cabinet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00016.htm


27: Aust. Border Security: Biometrics, Passport Alerts

Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone today said trials of two new systems at Sydney airport could help dramatically strengthen Australia’s border security.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00029.htm


28: SPCA Outraged By Online Dolphin Auction Hoax

The Royal New Zealand SPCA has expressed outrage at a hoax posting on the ‘Trade Me’ website, offering a dolphin for sale by auction.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00300.htm


29: Public Address 04/10/05 - Memories And A New Motor

There's not really any need for me to weigh in at length on the Salient business, what with the mobilisation of the Former Student Media Blog Mafia. You can read Tze Ming (whatever happened to that cultural ban on not cheeking one's elders, eh?), ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00057.htm


30: Scoop Audio: PM's Press Conference 3 Oct. 2005

Prime Minister Helen Clark today dealt with the following issues at her post cabinet press conference: - The latest Bali Bombing - Post special vote coalition forming negotiations - The inquiry into Taito Philip Field

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00035.htm

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