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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings October 23 2008

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Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
1: Intel Enhances Mobile Processor Performance
Intel
Intel Corporation today delivered six new mobile processors, including its highest-performing mobile processor to date, the Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor - M at 2.4 GHz. Additionally, Intel announced an integrated graphics chipset for the mobile PC processor ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0301/S00011.htm
2: Bishop Tamaki Responds to PM's Comments
Destiny New Zealand
In an interview on Radio Waatea this morning, Helen Clark said, "I think probably most people in Maoridom will be thinking what is going on here? This is not an Urban Maori Authority. This is a cult. It's ridiculous, as is, in my view, any suggestion ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00363.htm
3: Sludge #187: Bollard Talks About The Credit Crunch
C.D. Sludge
Scoop Audio + Images : Sludge Sludge Report #187 - Bollard Talks About The Credit Crunch With Complete Audio of Dr Bollard's Press Conference By Alastair Thompson
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00333.htm
4: McCain Aide Acknowledges Voter Suppression Tactics
Scoop Link
“Voter suppression and wonky Diebold machines,” my contact said then, adding “It’s our last hope.” He stuns me into a long silence. Breaking the awkward pause, he quickly added, “I’m just kidding.”
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00334.htm
5: Police Shooting In Whangarei
New Zealand Police
New Zealand Police National News Release 12:46pm 23 October 2008 http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release.html?id=4427
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0810/S00267.htm
6: Disgraced Psychiatrist Pushed New Wyeth Antidepres
Martha Rosenberg
How did the credit derivatives that made quick money and then sacked the economy get approved? The same way pharma gets drugs approved; Hire doctors to happy talk them and lawyers to clean up the mess--once the profit's been made.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00341.htm
7: Blow.08 celebrates creative art success
Massey University
Fashion, dance, music and art feature in a packed programme for the Blow.08 festival hosted by the University’s College of Creative Arts in Wellington and Auckland next month.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0810/S00094.htm
8: Colbert Video: GOP's ACORN 'Voter Fraud' Hoax Joke
Bradblog.Com
If we didn't know better, we might think that someone over at The Colbert Report is reading The BRAD BLOG, as he nailed it from top to bottom last night, on the GOP's ACORN 'Voter Fraud' Hoax and the Help America Vote Act.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00337.htm
9: OCR reduced to 6.5 percent
Reserve Bank
The Reserve Bank today reduced the Official Cash Rate (OCR) from 7.5 percent to 6.5 percent.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00465.htm
10: Election 08: Campbell On The Politics Of Poverty
Gordon Campbell
We knew this already, but its nice of the OECD and its Growing Unequal report to provide the concrete evidence. Yes, the social and economic rewards of the free market reforms of the 1980s were captured by the relative few, with disastrous social consequences ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00320.htm
11: Nat MP's slip reveals secret road-building agenda
Green Party
National's secret road building agenda has been revealed by loose-lipped MP Maurice Williamson.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00561.htm
12: Who to believe on climate change?
New Zealand Labour Party
The confusion about what National really has in mind for the Emissions Trading Scheme continues now they have released their agriculture policy, Labour's climate change spokesperson David Parker said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00569.htm
13: Lockwood's comments: sort out short-term labour
Maritime Union of New Zealand
The Maritime Union says that action must be taken to protect both local jobs and overseas workers in New Zealand industries after recent comments from Opposition immigration spokesperson Lockwood Smith about overseas workers caused an uproar.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00387.htm
14: Manning on Radio Adelaide: Locky + LPG Block
Scoop Audio
Selwyn Manning & Radio Adelaide's Peter Godfrey discuss how this was supposed to be a great week for the Nats until Locky Smith put his foot in it! Also, Labour's Helen Clark talked about a Labour/Green voting block, but do the Greens want to govern?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00332.htm
15: Contact: Chairman’s Annual Meeting speech
Contact Energy
I am pleased to report to you on Contact Energy’s performance for the year in review and comment on the strategic position of the company as it moves into a period of significant investment and growth.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00490.htm
16: Nader & Cynthia McKinney Respond to Final Debate
democracynow.org
Senators Barack Obama and John McCain met last night for the final debate before the November 4th presidential election, sparring over the economy, tax policy, negative campaigning, trade agreements, abortion and the educational system. As with the other ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00339.htm
17: Bollard confirms inflation now beyond control
Green Party
Today's Reserve Bank decision to cut interest rates by 1 percent when inflation is running the highest in 18 years confirms that the thinking behind monetary policy is obsolete, says the Green Party.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00537.htm
18: ‘International PhD Scholarships Benefit NZ’
Education New Zealand
Thirty-eight top doctoral research students from around the world have been offered New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS), funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Education, and administered by Education New Zealand. These ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0810/S00099.htm
19: Shell drops prices in time for the labour weekend
Shell New Zealand
Petrol prices go down at Shell in time for the labour day weekend Shell has dropped its prices again, this time by four cents a litre for both petrol and diesel.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00493.htm
20: How Obama Could Usher In A True World Order
Martin LeFevre - Meditations
Representatives from nearly a dozen nations and international organizations met recently in a private meeting in the Rose Garden of the White House. They bobbed heads as George Bush said, with supreme irony, “We are in this [economic crisis] together.”
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00316.htm
21: McCain’s Registration Fraud Glass House Shatters
Scoop Link
Acorn Investigate It! Was a popular mantra on the trail until it was suddenly silenced yesterday by the arrests and then linking back of to two GOP operatives in the employ of the McCain campaign on real vote suppression and slamming fraud.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00340.htm
22: Get Ready For the Koenigsegg
Big Boys Toys
Big Boys Toys has again shown it has access to the worlds best and brightest autos with the announcement that one of the world’s fastest production cars, the Koenigsegg CCX is to feature at this years event, November 14th – 16th at the ASB Showgrounds, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0810/S00249.htm
23: PM Finally Attracts Money, But Key Still Favourite
Centrebet
nz votes////nz votes////US PRESIDENTIAL///US PRESIDENTIAL//US PRESIDENTIAL//nz votes//nz votes// OCT 23, 2008 PM Finally Attracts Money, But Key Still Raging $1.16 Fav! * Embattled NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark is continuing to mount a fightback on Centrebet's ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00368.htm
24: What a bargain….. $750 for ‘absolutely nothing’
Bayleys
An exuberant participant at a charity auction lunch in Wellington has nabbed what may questionably be the bargain of the decade – paying $750 for a package containing absolutely nothing.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00497.htm
25: Labour ignores own failings in defence
New Zealand National Party
Labour's defence policy released today glosses over and ignores serious problems, says National's Defence spokesman, Wayne Mapp.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00568.htm
26: TVNZ Announces Final Leaders' Debate
Television New Zealand
TVNZ will present the final live televised election debate between Helen Clark and John Key on Wednesday November 5, at 7pm on TV ONE, again featuring questions posted as video submissions by the New Zealand public.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00393.htm
27: Labour Turns Skyhawks Into Water Buckets
ACT New Zealand
ACT Deputy Leader and National Security Spokesman Heather Roy today revealed that the latex-covered and supposedly water-proofed Skyhawks at Woodbourne Air Base are, in fact, anything but - with the cockpits recently discovered to be mouldy and containing ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00566.htm
28: Coke versus Pepsi not good enough anymore: Norman
Green Party
An analysis of election media coverage in The Press today shows that TV news programmes are being bullied into cutting the MMP parties out of their content, Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00525.htm
29: National Plan of Action for Sharks
New Zealand Government
Sharks are vulnerable to over-fishing, and a new national plan of action will strengthen measures to conserve and manage them, Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00567.htm
30: Countries Lack Adequate ‘Bird Flu’ Response Plans
United Nations
Most countries that have strategies in place to deal with a possible avian influenza pandemic have not properly tested those plans, leaving them extremely vulnerable if a major outbreak were to occur.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00449.htm
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