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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 1 November 2006

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

1: Scoop Feature: Fiji An Icon Of Pacific Instability

Last week, while covering the Forum in Nadi, Fiji, Scoop sought the views of Fijians as to why their military was threatening to over-throw the Fijian government. Should the demands of Fiji's military commander be taken seriously? All said most definitely.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00023.htm


2: David Parker Speech: The end of cheap oil

Thank you for inviting me to speak here this evening. I have been following media reports of your meetings, and I am impressed that your community is showing initiative and leadership in addressing the issue of our future energy needs and how we will ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00004.htm


3: The Cuban Threat: Medical Diplomacy

As an addendum to Dr. Feinsilver's article on Cuba's Medical Diplomacy, please note that in August the Bush Administration announced its intention to lure to the U.S. some of the 15 to 20 thousand doctors now providing medical aid mainly in Venezuela ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00005.htm


4: The Case For Impeaching President George W. Bush

2 transcripts on the case for impeaching President George W. Bush, plus information on how to obtain books, audio CDs and video DVDs of "The Case for Impeachment" with journalist David Lindorff and Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Barbara Olshansky, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00009.htm


5: Pentagon Memo Reveals Launch of New PR War

Washington - The Pentagon is buttressing its public relations staff and starting an operation akin to a political campaign war room as Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld faces intensifying criticism over the Iraq war.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00007.htm


6: Frank Morales: Bush Moves Toward Martial Law

In a stealth maneuver, President Bush has signed into law a provision which, according to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), will actually encourage the President to declare federal martial law (1). It does so by revising the Insurrection Act, a set of laws ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00490.htm


7: COHA: Cuban Medical Diplomacy

Living in a hostile neighborhood led Fidel to look for allies elsewhere. Part of this process has included the conduct of medical diplomacy, which is the collaboration between countries to improve relations and simultaneously produce health benefits. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00590.htm


8: Condoleezza Rice Interview on Kudlow & Company

SECRETARY RICE: It's a pleasure to be with you. QUESTION: A breakthrough today in the six-party talks over in North Korea presumably, some say, brokered by China. What can you tell us?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00017.htm


9: "Stay The Course" A Victory For Iran & Nth. Korea

Leaving right after toppling Saddam Hussein would have preserved the United States' role as liberator and left the destiny of the Iraqis in their own hands. Saddam Hussein could not retake power because his heavy armament was destroyed, his army was dismantled ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00440.htm


10: Resignation Of IRD Commissioner David Butler

Revenue Minister Peter Dunne says IRD commissioner David Butler will be extremely difficult to replace.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00040.htm


11: Real Deal: U.S. History Uncensored - Introduction

American inventor and entrepreneur, Henry Ford, is famous not only for his astounding success in making the automobile available to nearly every American family in the 1920s, but also for his famous quote: “History is bunk.” Many historians, offended ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00491.htm


12: Toni Solo: Nicaragua's Election, Things Turn Nasty

Critical comment on the Nicaraguan election campaign has tended to neglect the nitty gritty of life for the country's impoverished majority. The closer the November 5th election looms the nastier the campaign becomes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00458.htm


13: William Fisher: The Prescience of JFK

Religious and ethnic bigotry have long been at the root of the most heinous abuses of America's freedoms. For years, Jews were the targets: They controlled the banking system, the press, and all the other levers of power. Absurdly, they were also Bolsheviks ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00013.htm


14: William Rivers Pitt: Blood in the Gutters

Columnist William Fisher, in his Monday Truthout column , described the campaign tactics being deployed by the GOP as the final week before the midterm elections unfolds. "The Republican challenger for the Wisconsin House seat of Congressman Ron ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00022.htm


15: Trust Acquires Balance Of National Bank Centre

Kiwi Income Property Trust announced today that it has exercised its pre-emptive right and unconditionally acquired the remaining 50% of the National Bank Centre in Auckland for $55.6 million.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00018.htm


16: NZ Greens write to British Greens on food miles

The Green Party is appealing to the British Green parties and other British organisations not to support a campaign against our dairy and lamb on the basis of greenhouse emissions, but is warning New Zealanders we must clean up our act.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00597.htm


17: Top Official - US on Verge of Economic Disaster

A dirty little secret everyone in Washington knows, or at least should. The vast majority of economists and budget analysts agree: The ship of state is on a disastrous course, and will founder on the reefs of economic disaster if nothing is done to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00450.htm


18: U.S. Election Fraud 2006 Risk Assessment Update

Political junkies talk about two elections as they anticipate the November 6 mid term Congressional elections: 1982 and 1994. In 1982, the Democrats picked up 27 House seats as the country said no to the doctrinaire Reagan project.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00493.htm


19: Audio: Selwyn Manning On BBC - Fiji In Crisis

Audio: Manning on the BBC - Reports how Fiji's govt has lost control of its military after PM Qarase ordered the country's military chief to be sacked. In turn Fiji's Army chief has ordered Qarase's government to resign or be forced from office.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00027.htm


20: No Right Turn: Two Years Is Still Too Long

Two years ago today, Thomas Yadegary was arrested as an overstayer by the Immigration Service, and taken to Mount Eden Prison. He has been there ever since. He has not been charged or convicted of any crime. Instead, he is being held awaiting deportation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00024.htm


21: Robert Parry: All the President's Lies

Many Americans are cynical about what they hear from politicians - and often with good reason - but perhaps no U.S. political leader in modern history has engaged in a pattern of lying and distortion more systematically than George W. Bush has.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00008.htm


22: Climate of fear causes airport to ban billboard

National MP Bill English says vicious attacks on critics by Helen Clark and her Labour-led Government have led to Wellington Airport turning down a National Party billboard as it was too politically sensitive.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00015.htm


23: HIV treatment takes two steps forward

A once-a-day medicine to attack the HIV/AIDS virus is part of a package of treatments for people with HIV announced by Pharmac today. Atazanavir (Reyataz) is a once a day HIV protease inhibitor which has the advantage of having fewer metabolic side ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0611/S00002.htm


24: Greens show ignorance of nuclear technology

The Green Party's call for the New Zealand Super Fund to end its investments in uranium mining demonstrates, more than anything, their ignorance of nuclear technology, according to Bryan Leyland, chairman of the economic panel of the New Zealand Climate Science ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00360.htm


25: Queen to attend unveiling of New Zealand Memorial

Prime Minister Helen Clark welcomed today’s announcement that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will participate in the official dedication ceremony for the New Zealand Memorial in London on Armistice Day, 11 November.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00591.htm


26: Election Fraud 2006 – Quantifying The Risk

Potential Election Fraud And Certain Confusion At Polls Threaten Public Will. By Michael Collins and TruthIsAll “Scoop” Independent News Washington, DC

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00377.htm


27: A Plan To Save America From Fascism For a While

Pssst. Don’t tell Karl Rove, but I’ve just come up with a fool-proof plan guaranteeing a national Democratic Party sweep in 2008. And the best thing about it is, it works no matter whom the Dems throw up as their presidential candidate: Barack Edwards, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00481.htm


28: Pathetic Tony Snow Diversions and Distractions

Washington – Senator John Kerry issued the following statement in response to White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, assorted right wing nut-jobs, and right wing talk show hosts desperately distorting Kerry’s comments about President Bush to divert ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00018.htm


29: Top Scoops: Comment & Opinion Digest Oct 31-Nov 1

American Coup: Election Fraud 2006 Risk Assessment Update - Stateside: Rosalea Barker Hits The Waves & A Torque Shop - Climate Change: Russell Brown Concerns Himself With The PR Of Food Miles - Motornet: Karl Ferguson Takes A Spin In An Alpha - US Midterm ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00025.htm


30: ERMA receives GM test application

ERMA New Zealand has received the first application in three years to field test a GM crop.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0610/S00071.htm

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