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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings


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

1: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand.


2: Massive outbreak of aggressive new Bagle worm var.

Today, a massive epidemic of an aggressive new Bagle worm hit the Internet, spreading fast and infecting thousands of machines.


3: The Other Israel: Sharon, Arafat and US Elections

[A week full of drama, and all may effect our future: Sharon beats his brainchild the settler movement in the Knesset, Arafat's illness ends his three-year siege & American elections.]
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4: Scientists Collect Submarine Volcano Creatures

Scientists from New Zealand and Japan have recovered a variety of deep-sea creatures while making the first-ever dive in a submersible into the crater of a seafloor volcano northeast of Bay of Plenty.


5: ACT's The Letter - Monday 1 November 2004

Support for Tamihere in cabinet is rapidly disappearing. The first rule for handling a scandal is find out all details, get them out, then deal with it. The PM does not know the extent of Tamihere's troubles. Despite his frequent claims to "fess up" ...


6: Biggest wind farm now delivering full power

Meridian Energy’s Te Apiti wind farm in the Tararua ranges is now capable of delivering its full 90 megawatt (MW) capacity to the national grid – enough to power some 45,000 average homes.


7: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...


8: Time for New Zealand to grow up

United Future leader, Peter Dunne, told a party meeting in Christchurch tonight that the time had arrived for New Zealand to step boldly into the future as a progressive, positive, self-confident nation.


9: American Coup: Mid-Term Election Polls vs Actuals

Scoop’s analysis found shows that - according to the polls - the Republican Party experienced a pronounced last minute swing in its favour of between 4 and 16 points. Remarkably this last minute swing appears to have been concentrated in its effects ...


10: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.


11: Powell IV With Egyptian Television and Nile News

MR. ELSETOUHI: Thank you very much, Mr. Secretary, for another opportunity, a third one, actually. SECRETARY POWELL: My pleasure to see you again.


12: Armitage: WatchingUkraine Elections with Concern

In the heat of this US presidential campaign season, Americans can take some comfort in knowing they are not alone. Countries around the world are experiencing an unusually eventful political climate this year.


13: Self Defence: A Right, Not A Privilege

The law must be changed to give citizens rights against police who interfere with self-defence, lie to them, or prevent them from helping each other, ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today in commenting about the nightmare attack ...


14: Who Will Lead Organization of American States?

• A battle has broken out in the race for the next Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) after the recently elected Miguel Angel Rodríguez resigned from his post on October 15. He stepped down as Secretary General after a scandal ...


15: Public Address 01/11/04 - Getting Closer

Craig Unger's book House of Bush, House of Saud has made a compelling link between the first families of two nations. But to what effect? I interviewed Unger three weeks ago for the New Zealand Herald, but space constraints and other events meant ...


16: Music Legend Slams Bush Campaign Over Song Theft

Amidst a torrent of bad news, yet another Bush fiasco has erupted with his attempt to use the rock standard ''Still the One'' as his theme song without bothering to ask its author for permission.


17: Peters' Great Lakes Party Conference Speech

This weekend will be remembered for providing the launching platform to our election success in 2005 and you will be the people who will make it happen.


18: Diana Kerry Cites AOK NZ Success

Diana Kerry Cites AOK Success in New Zealand and Urges US Absentee Voters to Use Online Ballot Plus Fax to Cast Votes in Remaining Time


19: The Fundy Post: Edition Nine

Greetings and welcome to the ninth issue of the Fundy Post, which just scrapes in at the end of the week. First, a public information message, and then on with the fun:


20: Iraq: Amnesty Int. Calls For Release of Hostages

Iraq: Amnesty International appeals to armed groups for the safety and release of all hostages


21: Images: Departing LOTR Stars Meet Their Planes

The Lord of the Ring's stars come face to face with themselves on the side of Air NZ planes as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.


22: Scoop Link: Melbourne Cup Runners, Odds And Picks

For latest odds and to place a bet see... https://www.ebetonline.co.nz/racing/ and dial up Race 8 from Melbourne...


23: Music Legend Slams Bush Campaign Over Song Theft

Amidst a torrent of bad news, yet another Bush fiasco has erupted with his attempt to use the rock standard ''Still the One'' as his theme song without bothering to ask its author for permission.


24: Exactly how much did you say, Minister?

The Government should come clean on exactly how much taxpayer cash is tied up in the troubled River Queen movie, says National Party Arts and Culture spokeswoman, Georgina te Heuheu.


25: 'NZ First won't prop up National' – Yeah Right!

The statements coming out of the NZ First Party at its pre-Election Year conference today are ominously similar to the hot air heard from the party nearly ten years ago, says Progressive leader Jim Anderton.


26: Winston has no real commitment to state assets

Don't let Winston do it again - he has no real commitment to state assets


27: Eminem Rocks The Vote Against Bush - MOSH

And after hearing the song later that month it seemed Mr. Mathers had also been in the lab concocting his own plans for the election and it was precisely the anthem I had been looking for.


28: No Right Turn: Reason To Be Suspicious

Many on the left are suspicious of the third way as providing semantic cover for a shift to the right, and after reading Anthony Giddens' latest article in the New Statesman , I can't blame them one bit.


29: Arnold terminates anti-NZ forestry bill

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has made Forestry Minister Jim Sutton's day by vetoing a bill that would have discriminated against New Zealand timber products.


30: Osama Bin Laden Supports Bush Re-election

The timely release of the Osama tape four days before Americans go to the voting booths should come as no surprise. Osama has been a central theme of the election campaign. The Bush administration has been preparing public opinion for the eventuality ...



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