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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 3 November 2007

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

1: Bush Vote Thief Caught in Senate Spotlight

Black Agenda Report

Aware that Republicans have little chance of hanging onto the White House without yet another massive minority voter suppression campaign, the Bush men are busily deploying their criminal cadre in key election-stealing positions. Arch vote-thief ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00037.htm

2: "Shame" Calls Target Left-Leaning Labourites

Joseph Barratt

Cries of “shame” met Labour party members as they entered the annual Labour conference earlier today as protesters gathered outside.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00069.htm

3: Wellington sky explodes with colour for Guy Fawkes

Wellington City Council
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One of Wellington’s most colourful events, the Pelorus Trust Sky Show, returns to Wellington on Monday 5 November.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0711/S00029.htm

4: Sweden On Rockets Into Israel Vs. Cutting Power

Government of Sweden

The firing of Qassam rockets into Israel must stop immediately. Attacks against civilians are a breach of international law and are counterproductive to the Palestinians' aspirations to a state of their own.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00092.htm

5: Hairy Men Unattractive To Kiwi Women

Johnson and Johnson

It might be Movember – the month to grow a moustache in support of men’s health – but when it comes to romance Kiwi women say no to the mo’ and prefer their men clean shaven.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00023.htm

6: "Terror" Prosecution Hits A Suppression Snag

Alastair Thompson

The four members of the Urewera 17 who are now only facing "Arms Act" charges cannot have evidence obtained against them under interception warrants sought by the police in relation to Terrorism Suppression Act (TSA) charges used against them.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00047.htm

7: NZ-led nuclear weapons resolution succeeds at UN

New Zealand Government

“A New Zealand-led resolution which aims to reduce the high alert status of thousands of nuclear weapons has won strong support at the United Nations General Assembly,” Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Phil Goff announced today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00033.htm

8: Scoop Video Doco: Tonga – Class Restored

Scoop Video

Scoop Doco: One year after 16/11 the riots that left 80 percent of Nuku'Alofa destroyed by fire, Scoop returns to Tonga to find out what has happened to those seeking democratic reform in Tonga.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00049.htm

9: The US & France: Renewal Of An Enduring Alliance

US State Department

Forty years ago, a group of American and French leaders built this institution on a vision that our two democracies must always stay tied to each other. Congratulations to AUP for having become one of the strongest bridges uniting our two countries.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00080.htm

10: 'Political Environment' Stalls Taser's Rollout

Kevin List

Delegates at the Police Association's conference were told yesterday that by Superintendent Tony McLeod there was 'no option but to withdraw the Taser for the period of the evaluation' after the initial trial period had finished.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00044.htm

11: Charity Auction For 1st Pacific Blue Domestic Seat

Pacific Blue

Friday, 2 November 2007: New Zealand travel enthusiasts have a chance to take their place in New Zealand aviation history by bidding for the first seat on the first Pacific Blue New Zealand domestic flight on 12 November 2007.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00046.htm

12: Burma's Uprising: People Power, Not Political Pupp

Cynthia Boaz

In the past month, amid the flurry of reports and commentary in international media about the events in Burma, a disturbing theme has emerged among some media commentators. Ranging from the Asia Times and the South China Morning Post to a collection of skeptical ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00054.htm

13: Impeachment in NYC

David Swanson

This fall, Culture Project will launch an ambitious and unique new series gathering today's most brilliant and visionary minds to explore and debate the case for the impeachment of President George Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney. "A Question ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00066.htm

14: Japan's Crown Prince Appointed Honorary UN Post

United Nations

Ban Ki-moon today appointed the Crown Prince of Japan as Honorary President of his Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation, which aims to galvanize global action on these issues as part of international efforts to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00056.htm

15: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

NZ Centre For Political Debate

With the average Kiwi family being more than $5,000 better off living in Australia than New Zealand, it is no wonder that almost 500 New Zealanders a week are packing up for life across the Tasman. According to the Australian Immigration statistics, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00029.htm

16: Tears Shed As "Terror" Accused Returns To Cell

Joseph Barratt

Looking glum but putting on a brave smile Omar Hamed, 19, turned and waved goodbye to his family and friends before heading back to jail. Having just been refused bail his mother and sister were in tears in the public gallery.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00050.htm

17: SKYCITY Sets the Night Ablaze with Fireworks

SKYCITY

SKYCITY Sets the Night Ablaze with a Breathtaking Fireworks Display and For the First Time Ever - An Orange Coloured Tower!
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0701/S00135.htm

18: Mark R. Dybul On HIV/AIDS Generic Antiretrovirals

US State Department

We've said from the beginning that we'll procure the lowest-cost drugs that are proven to be safe and effective regardless of where in the world they're produced. Part of our supply chain management system is to procure the lowest-cost medicines.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00078.htm

19: Global Day of Action Against Cluster Bombs

Cluster Munitions Coalition

The newly-formed New Zealand Cluster Munitions Coalition (CMC) will kick off a chain of events across the world on Monday, 5 November with a “bombing” stunt in Wellington.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00052.htm

20: NATO Medal To Be Awarded To ADF In Afghanistan

Australian Defence Force

The Commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) made a formal offer to award the medal to Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel, and this offer has been accepted by the Australian Government.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00095.htm

21: Bad-taste barbeque to protest rainforest furniture

Green Party

The Green Party is holding a ‘bloody bad taste’ fancy-dress barbeque this morning outside Bigsave Furniture, Tory Street, Wellington, to draw attention to the sale of suspect kwila furniture at the giant furniture store.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00039.htm

22: U.S. ‘Bwana' Goes ‘Big Game' Hunting for Iraqis

Black Agenda Report

In the early 20th Century Philippines, U.S. troops called "enemy" fighters "niggers" and "injuns," as surrogates for the people they despised back home. In Vietnam, the "Cong" were "gooks" and "dinks" - never human. The "bad guys" in Iraq and Afghanistan ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00042.htm

23: Air New Zealand Scoops World Travel Award

Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has been named Australasia's Leading Business Class Airline at the 14th Annual World Travel Awards.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00054.htm

24: Libz Leader Congratulates Clark

Libertarianz Party

"Congratulations are due to Helen Clark today for getting rid of the Auckland Issues portfolio," Libertarianz leader Bernard Darnton said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00051.htm

25: Stronger Measures Essential To Stop Didymo

NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers

Stronger more stringent and effective measures must be taken to keep Didymo out of the North Island says a national trout fishing advocacy.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00050.htm

26: Decision to Fund Flavoured Condoms A Disgrace

Family First Lobby.

Family First is labeling a decision by Pharmac to add flavoured condoms to the range of contraceptives that it subsidises as morally bankrupt and an insult to the many NZ’ers with breast cancer, high blood pressure and heart disease.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00049.htm

27: Public Address 02/11/07 - TV: IP Everywhere

Public Address

TV: IP Everywhere | Nov 02, 2007 10:59 Russell Brown's Hard News Front of the Box, producers of Eye to Eye, the World According to Willie and JT and quite a bit more, have launched Gogglebox TV, a site for both their programmes and user-uploaded video. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00063.htm

28: Delhi Tries Bush Tack on Nuke Deal

J. Sri Raman

Will Manmohan Singh be able to do a George Bush to save the nuclear deal between the two "strategic partners?" Will India witness in coming days the build-up of a bipartisan consensus on the deal, as the US did some months ago?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00053.htm

29: Conundrum about an Abducted Journalist

Mohan Nepali

It has already been a month since the abduction of Birendra Shah, a journalist in Nepal’s Bara district. Lal Bahadur Chaudhary, a Maoist district activist, has been reported and documented as the chief abductor. The whereabouts of the journalist ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00068.htm

30: Lawyers first loyalty is to themselves

24-7

Lawyers first loyalty is to themselves, not their clients, says 24-7 Counselling Agency Director
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00048.htm

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