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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 08 November 2009

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 08 November 2009

1: World Poll: Intl. Law Ahead of National Interest

A poll by finds that most people in 17 of 21 nations surveyed say their government should abide by international law and reject the view that governments are not obliged to follow such laws when they conflict with the national interest.

2: The Best Tribute To A Hero’s Mother

Embajada de Cuba Nueva Zelanda

Yesterday, Carmen Nordelo Tejera passed away. She was the selfless mother of Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo, a Hero of the Republic of Cuba who is unjustly serving two life-sentences plus 15 years of imprisonment.

3: Governments must deliver strong Copenhagen deal


(Barcelona, 6 November 2009) – The last negotiating session before the historic UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December concluded Friday in Barcelona, Spain.

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4: Noam Chomsky: "Very Glad To See" Evolution Éxpose

Scoop Publishing

We are greatly honored to be able to share the comments of MIT professor and beloved activist Noam Chomsky on the cover of Suzan Mazur’s book: The Altenberg 16 : An Éxpose of the Evolution Industry

5: Connie Lawn: Shootings in Fort Hood, Texas

Connie Lawn

Fort Hood Texas has suffered one of the worst tragedies in its turbulent history. An Army psychiatrist opened fire, killing at least 13 other soldiers until he was shot multiple times. At this writing, he is said to be in stable condition. He also ...

6: John Chuckman Cartoon: Netanyahu's Puppet

John Chuckman

John Chuckman Cartoon: Netanyahu's Puppet Cartoon comment By John Chuckman ENDS

7: Weiner Amendment Vote on Friday Will Fail

David Swanson

Word is that the full House will vote on national single-payer Medicare for All on Friday. This vote is a cover for the removal of an amendment that was in the House "healthcare" bill until Pelosi stripped it out. That amendment would have made it ...

8: Stabbings At Guy Fawkes Party

New Zealand Police

At about 12.45am on Saturday the 7th of November Police were called to an Inch Clutha address near Kaitangata where a man had been stabbed several times.

9: AA Petrol Watch – April 2004

Automobile Association

AA Petrol Watch observed there were pronounced changes in fuel prices at the pump during the month of April, despite relative stability in the exchange rate and the international price for oil.

10: Gareth Morgan calls for fair health rationing

Dr Gareth Morgan

New Zealand's health system is a political football, held together only by the high quality of our nurses and doctors, according to a new book from Dr Gareth Morgan being launched tomorrow.

11: Poison Free New Zealand’s Nationwide Protest Day


The group Poison Free New Zealand are organizing nationwide rallies to protest the continuous, indiscriminate aerial dropping of the poisons 1080 and Brodifacoum on our so-called 100% Pure Clean Green Country.

12: Concern Over Taranaki Rail Link Closure

Campaign For Better Transport

Transport lobby group the Campaign for Better Transport today announced concern over KiwiRail’s decision last week to mothball the rail line between Taranaki and the Waikato.

13: Chartbitz

Pead PR

This Is It Gin vacates the Albums Chart summit after a solitary week just as her set is certified platinum. Her sales remain buoyant, but it is Michael Jackson who is back for an encore performance.

14: Dinosaur Footprints Discovered In The South Island

GNS Science

They are the first dinosaur footprints to be recognised in New Zealand and the first evidence of dinosaurs in the South Island. They were discovered by geologist Greg Browne of GNS Science.

15: Extreme shoppers are emerging this Christmas

Newmarket Business Association

“With little more than six weeks to go until Christmas, now is the time to start putting presents aside, and that’s what many people have already been doing for some time,” says the head of Auckland’s leading shopping district.

16: Body of climber recovered

New Zealand Police

This morning at about 0825am the body of a 26yr old man was recovered at the base of Chinaman's Bluff, an area popular with Rock Climbers, situated North of Glenorchy in the Dart River Valley.

17: Mayor welcomes Variation 11 decision

Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast has welcomed the decision by independent commissioners to recommend that the City Council adopt Variation 11 – the proposed change to the District Plan that would set the rules for the size and height of new buildings ...

18: Voting News: DOJ probes Diebold sale

Voting News

Justice Department Probing Diebold Sale, timing of sale is also of interest... Brad Friedman reports "Your Election Night 2009 'Hiccups' 'Glitches' 'Snags' and 'Snafus' Report"..Today's voting news report covers election problems in California, Florida, ...

19: 'Hiccups' 'Glitches' 'Snags' and 'Snafus' Report..


We're watching results as they're coming in tonight, while continuing to comb through various problem reports as they've been coming in throughout the day (the usual "hiccups" "glitches" "snags" and "snafus" reportage --- anything but the proper word for them ...

20: Michigan woman imprisoned by Israel


Imprisoned American citizen and Michigan resident Ahlam Mohsen to be deported to the US after being arrested in a Palestinian home taken over by Israeli settlers in Occupied East Jerusalem.

21: New Party Pill Set To Rock.


Well known drug policy activist and rock musician Matt Bowden said that Associate Minister of Health Peter Dunne’s announcement to schedule natural energy pill ingredient DMAA as a Restricted Substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act was “welcome news.”

22: Homicide investigation is into day three

New Zealand Police

Detective Inspector Malthus, Northland Crime Manager, advises that the scene examination is near completion, with forensic mapping of the scene being completed today. It is anticipated that the scene will be released to the next of kin tomorrow.

23: Response to inquiries about Harawira’s email

Human Rights Commission

The Commission has fielded calls from the public who find the remarks reportedly made by Hone Harawira offensive and divisive.

24: NATO Missile Shield, Rehearsing War With Iran

Rick Rozoff

The United States and Israel have just completed the largest joint interceptor missile exercises ever conducted by the two nations and, in terms of scope and sophistication, possibly the most comprehensive joint live-fire anti-ballistic missile drills held ...

25: A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission

Asian Human Rights Commission

The Pakistan army has imposed censorship by various means on the independent news coming out of the areas where the army is conducting operations against militants. Officers of the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), are reported to have been ...

26: Key Notes - Message From The Prime Minister

New Zealand Government

It was fantastic to visit Kaikoura yesterday for the first time as Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism.

27: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 07 November 2009

Scoop Daily Ratings

1: World Poll: Intl. Law Ahead of National Interest A poll by finds that most people in 17 of 21 nations surveyed say their government should abide by international law and reject the view that governments ...

28: Palast: TALIBAN = 9/11?? Afghanistan by Hypnosis

Greg Palast

On September 11, 2001, my office building, the World Trade Center, was attacked by al Qaeda, a murder cult of Saudi Arabians, funded by Saudi Arabians. And so, in response to the Saudis' attack, America invaded ... Afghanistan. Like, HUH?

29: Freedom from avian influenza

Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand is increasing surveillance for avian influenza to meet new World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reporting requirements and demonstrate New Zealand’s freedom from highly pathogenic avian influenza.

30: Picasso, Dalí, Derain, Braque, Matisse on display

Auckland City Council

Five paintings, never before seen in New Zealand, were welcomed to Auckland today in an event held to thank the philanthropists who are gifting them to the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.

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