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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 21 October 2007

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1: America's Strategic Opportunity With India

US State Department

Our market-based economies embrace trade and commerce as engines of prosperity. Our peoples value education and a strong work ethic. We share an attachment to democracy and individual rights founded on an instinctive mistrust of authoritarianism.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00500.htm

2: Hundreds March For "Terror" Accused In Auckland

Joseph Barratt

Protesting this week's early morning raids and demanding that police abandon their threats of terrorist charges against the17 activists arrested, a couple of hundred people rallied in support of the accused and ridiculed proposed new terror laws in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00302.htm

3: Choudry: This Average Kiwi Bloke Has Had Enough...

Aziz Choudry

As an ordinary average Kiwi bloke watching the events of the past few days in Aotearoa from Canada, I have felt both a sense of déjà vu and strong parallels between the two places. My outrage at the actions of the New Zealand Police and their political ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00294.htm

4: Grey warbler surprise winner in Bird of The Year

Forest And Bird

Who says small, drab, grey insectivores can’t be loved? The grey warbler (riroriro) has emerged as the surprise winner of Forest & Bird’s Bird of the Year poll.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00225.htm

5: March to War: NATO Preparing for War with Serbia?

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

Today in the globalized realm of international relations everything is interlinked. Eurasia is all but a giant jigsaw in name. Two opposite forces are creating a synthesis. This state is a result of the dynamic and static pushes to infiltrate the Eurasian ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00331.htm

6: Khagendra Thapa: My Vision for Nepal

Khagendra Thapa

According to the 2001 census of Nepal, there are 103 different ethnic groups in Nepal. They speak at least 90 different languages. Some of the ethnic groups are as small as 164 people. Nepal is a country of minorities. The largest minority group is that ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00326.htm

7: Cosgrove Speech: Investing In NZ"s Housing

New Zealand Government

Investing in NZ’s housing future - speech to the New Zealand Property Investors Federation Annual Conference
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00394.htm

8: Rugby World Cup 2011: Spotlight on New Zealand

New Zealand Government

The next steps in New Zealand's four-year campaign build-up to hosting Rugby World Cup 2011 were announced by Rugby World Cup Minister Trevor Mallard, following the conclusion of the 2007 event in Paris today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00393.htm

9: Agenda Transcript: Maori Party's Te Ururoa Flavell

Agenda

Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell is now taking a more cautious stanceon the nationwide police raids which have occurred in the past week. The Maori Party has been heavily critical of police actions, but this morning on TVOne's "Agenda" Mr Flavell said ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00304.htm

10: MenZB Vaccine Lies Continue

Ron Law

'Deadly disease disappears from Bay' is the headline we all want to believe that featured on the New Zealand Herald website on October 10. * "Sadly, the article is littered with inaccurate data, continued lies, and very sloppy reporting," says Risk ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0710/S00099.htm

11: Sam Smith: Why Hasn't John Edwards Done Better?

Sam Smith

When Democrats talk about things they don't like about John Edwards, they typically express skepticism about a wealthy trial lawyer advocating populist positions or his $400 haircut or the size of his 10,000 square foot home and 15,000 square foot ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00307.htm

12: People of all faiths to gather to Pray for Burma

Caritas

Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and people of all faiths and spiritualities will join in solidarity with the people of Burma this Sunday October 21st.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00502.htm

13: Mythology and Iconoclasm of Zeitgeist The Movie

Charles Shaw

We humans are myth-driven creatures. Our mythologies help define us and shape us and provide us with the context of our lives, so that we may navigate through our days and make sense of a world that at times appears so overwhelming, out of control, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00303.htm

14: Destruction of Evidence – Ohio’s 2004 Ballots

Michael Collins

The 2004 presidential election was mired in controversy all over the country. Candidate Kerry’s legion of volunteer lawyers was ready to fight anticipated election fraud. Serious challenges were defused when Kerry conceded the election in the early morning ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00300.htm

15: Pacific News: Doubt Hangs Heavy Over Fiji Election

Selwyn Manning

Pacific Affairs (Text + Audio + Photography): Scoop's Selwyn Manning reports that within 24 hours doubt was cast over a commitment by Fiji's military leader Frank Bainimarama to hold an election under the current constitution in 2009.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00301.htm

16: Will the election theft machine do it again in 08?

freepress.org

With record low approval ratings for the Bush/Cheney regime and the albatross of an unpopular war hanging from the GOP's neck, do you think that a Democratic presidential candidate will win the White House, get us out of Iraq, and end our long national ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00328.htm

17: The Bigger Threat From India's Blasts

J. Sri Raman

India is reeling from the impact of two bomb blasts within four days - and from the revived memories of serial explosions of the nineties. And no one has greater reason to rejoice than political forces that seek to thrive on a selectively defined ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00317.htm

18: New Alliance Party Leaders Elected

New Zealand Alliance Party

Ms Murray is programme manager for a Dunedin charitable trust that provides services for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00308.htm

19: Asia: Diabetes wake-up call after years of neglect

Bobby Ramakant

Diabetes mellitus is emerging as a major health problem in Asian countries with world's highest number of people with diabetes living in the region. This warning came from International Awardee (2005) of World Health Organization (WHO) Prof (Dr) Rama Kant, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00324.htm

20: Cookson & Davies: NZ Post Colonial? Yeah Right

Arena

The orders are received. The men prepare, put their combat boots on, cover their faces and load their guns. The exits are blocked, the people are searched and terrorized and the activists are dragged away. Palestine, Iraq. Afghanistan? – not this time. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00305.htm

21: Government must heed osteoporosis report

New Zealand National Party

The Government must heed a report by Osteoporosis New Zealand that reveals the disease that affects mostly women costs the country a staggering $1 billion a year, says National’s Women’s Affairs spokeswoman, Dr Jackie Blue.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00392.htm

22: New Cease and Desist Commissioners appointed

New Zealand Government

Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel today announced the appointment of the Honourable Sir Ian Barker and Helen Cull, Q.C. as Cease and Desist Commissioners for a term of five years.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00395.htm

23: U.S. Will Tip Its Hand Before Attacking Iran

David Swanson

If Bush and Cheney attack Iran, we will almost certainly know it's coming. For months prior to the invasion of Iraq, even while the corporate media bombarded us with the pretense that Bush and Cheney had not yet decided on war, other stories further back ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00319.htm

24: Jan Baumgartner: The Comic Genius of Bush & Allen

Jan Baumgartner

An interlocutor moderates a conversation of wit and wisdom between one of the world’s great comedy duos, George W. Bush and Woody Allen. (documented quotes by Bush and Allen indicated by Italics and quotation marks)
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00330.htm

25: Open Letter to the Government from an AWOL Soldier

afterdowningstreet.org

My name is James Circello. I am sure some of you already know who I am now that wiretaps and spying on American citizens has been approved. Or maybe you've heard of me when you saw my name on a comprehensive list of Anti-War activists. Or maybe you just ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00329.htm

26: Hon Harry Duynhoven: The Guild Contribution

New Zealand Government

Good evening everyone and thank you for inviting me to address your annual dinner. A very special welcome to New Zealand to the Master of the Guild, Group Captain, Roger Gault.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00390.htm

27: Post Colonial? Yeah Right!

Arena

The orders are received. The men prepare, put their combat boots on, cover their faces and load their guns. The exits are blocked, the people are searched and terrorized and the activists are dragged away. Palestine, Iraq. Afghanistan? – not this time. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00306.htm

28: Mukasey's Testimony Answers, Raises Questions

truthout.org

During his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, Judge Michael Mukasey, President Bush's nominee for attorney general, dodged controversial questions related to the CIA's use of torture and the federal government's domestic surveillance program.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00314.htm

29: Daily Voting News For October 18, 2007

John Gideon

Last week the Netherlands did away with e-voting and their DREs made by a company called “NEDAP”. These same machines were sold to Ireland under the brand name “Liberty”. “Liberty” is now being marketed in New York. Ireland paid 51.3m ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00333.htm

30: J. Sri Raman: The Return of Benazir Bhutto

J. Sri Raman

She came back, she was seen, she conquered - that might have served as the wrap-up line for the repeated footage on South Asian television channels of a former prime minister's return to Pakistan on Thursday. The summary, however, would not have stated ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00334.htm

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