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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings October 27 2008

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Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
1: ES Touch-Screen Votes Now Flipping in TX Too!
Bradblog.Com
Blogged by Brad Friedman on 10/24/2008 5:04PM ES Touch-Screen Votes Now Flipping in TX Too! Obama/DNC Attorneys Still AWOL! State After State, ES iVotronics Are Flipping Democratic Votes to Republican! What You Can Do About It, And Where ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00369.htm
2: Gordon Campbell: Can McCain Make A Comeback
Gordon Campbell
Only a week to go, and have John McCain’s attempts at a comeback peaked too soon? Eight days ago, the US opinion polls began to carry a few flickering signs of a McCain resurgence - after Barack Obama had pulled clearly ahead in the wake of the second ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00371.htm
3: Dunne should leave Government
United Future NZ Party
Peter Dunne’s announcement that he wants to join National after the election is a welcome declaration of his post-election intentions - but he should back up his convictions by leaving the government now, Progressive leader Jim Anderton says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00590.htm
4: Green ads acclaim goes global
Green Party
Acclaim for the Green Party election campaign has gone global with the iconic ‘Aila’ billboard rating number one on the international billboard of the week spot on the highly regarded BestadsonTV.com website , an online showcase for top advertising ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00421.htm
5: UnitedFuture to side with National
United Future NZ Party
UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne announced today that his party will support a National-led Government after the November 8 election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00595.htm
6: Open Letter To The Largest Law Firm In The World
Kyle Hence
The world's largest 'law firm' just might have to contend with the largest ever effort to rig, fix, hack, manipulate, suppress and ultimately steal an election. You've got quite a challenge on your hands but you should know that there are millions and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00370.htm
7: Is imitation theft or flattery? asks Mâori Party
The Maori Party
Labour’s Maori Affairs policy shows they are completely bereft of ideas, according to the Maori Party.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00426.htm
8: Key welcomes United Future's support
New Zealand National Party
National Party Leader John Key has welcomed a pledge of post-election support from United Future Leader Hon Peter Dunne.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00594.htm
9: Aussie banks should suspend export of dividends
Green Party
The Aussie banks should cease exporting dividends back to their Australian parent banks while they are getting financial support from the Reserve Bank, says the Green Party.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00596.htm
10: Labour’s employment policy recognises tough times
Public Service Association
“Labour’s employment relations policy recognises that New Zealand workers are facing a very difficult period as the world is battered by the worst economic crisis since the 1930s,” says Public Service Association National Secretary Richard Wagstaff.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00422.htm
11: Labour nine years too slow and too late on health
New Zealand National Party
New Zealanders will be choking on Labour's promise to streamline bureaucracy in the health system and deal with hospital waiting lists. Both things have got worse under Labour, says National's Health spokesman, Tony Ryall.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00598.htm
12: Australian wholesale deposit guarantee scheme
New Zealand Government
Finance Minister Michael Cullen says that the release of the details of the Australian wholesale deposit guarantee scheme today will assist in finalising the details of the proposed New Zealand wholesale guarantee scheme.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00593.htm
13: National: Building for a Brighter future
New Zealand National Party
National Party Leader John Key says a National-led Government will make $8.6 billion available for new infrastructure projects over the next six years, while reducing development delays.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00592.htm
14: Labour Day Launch: Fishery Officer Campaign
National Union of Public Employees
“The Union representing Fishery Officers is using Labour Day (unofficial start of the fishing season) to call for a debate on a key environmental issue for the election campaign,” said Martin Cooney, NUPE Organiser today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00424.htm
15: We'll be looking for detail from Labour says Union
National Distribution Union
The National Distribution Union says it will want a place at the table when the detail of Labour's industrial relations policy is hammered out after the election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00423.htm
16: Operation Reyburn - Media Update 25 October 2008
New Zealand Police
The investigation into the Police shooting of a woman in Reyburn Street, Whangärei last Thursday is ongoing.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0810/S00292.htm
17: EPMU welcomes Labour's employment relations policy
Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union
The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union says Labour's employment relations policy will provide security for workers and their families in a time of increasing economic uncertainty.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00425.htm
18: aoTERRORoa - Basement Theatre 28/10 - 6/11
Basement Theatre
Click for big version investigates the questions and fears of post 9/11 New Zealand through a whirlwind of whistle-blowing, mixed loyalties, inside-informants, confusion and kalashnikovs. Fresh off the back of the runaway success On the conditions and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0810/S00266.htm
19: Key's Welfare Proposal Unworkable and Unfair
Green Party
'It demonstrates his lack of understanding of the practicalities of administering a national social security system,' says Social Development spokesperson Sue Bradford.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00597.htm
20: UN and World Bank Partnership
United Nations
The United Nations and the World Bank have signed an agreement to strengthen their commitment to work more closely together in countries struck by conflicts or natural disasters.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00512.htm
21: World Economic Forum’s Sports Council
United Nations
The Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace is set to become a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Role of Sports in Society, it was announced today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00513.htm
22: Violence Against Women Remains Endemic
United Nations
Women around the world continue to endure violence, abuse and discrimination and often have no recourse to justice, an independent United Nations human rights expert told the General Assembly today as she urged Member States to make greater efforts ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00515.htm
23: Squeegee Bandit, makes its television premiere
Sandor Lau
The award-winning film was released theatrically in New Zealand and has played in film festivals in over ten countries. Director Sándor Lau, who now lives in the United States, is in New Zealand for this week only (Oct. 27-31) and is available ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0810/S00267.htm
24: Dave Berman: Disarming Weapons of Mass Deception
We Do Not Consent
The phrase "weapons of mass deception" is a well recognized play on "weapons of mass destruction," and is well understood to refer to the corporate media. As a fascist state, it is really the corporate/military/government/media juggernaut that bombards ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00368.htm
25: Concerted Effort To Help Reconstruct Iraq
United Nations
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) signed an agreement today giving it access to a fund of $1.3 billion for the reconstruction and development of Iraq.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00514.htm
26: Greater Support Needed For Afghan Returnees
United Nations
International film star and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency Angelina Jolie has appealed for greater support for Afghan returnees, particularly as the harsh winter approaches, as she wrapped up her first visit to the strife-torn ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00511.htm
27: U.S. Proliferation Activities
US State Department
Today, the Department of the Treasury designated under Executive Order 13382 (E.O. 13382) the Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) for providing financial services to Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) and multiple ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00516.htm
28: Lebanon Still Faces Serious Challenges
United Nations
Lebanon is taking important steps forward after the deadly sectarian violence earlier this year, but a worrying series of political assassinations and explosions continues to plague the country, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report .
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00498.htm
29: Peace Deal Between Warring Parties in Somalia
United Nations
The senior United Nations envoy to Somalia has welcomed the agreement between the country's transitional government and Islamist rebels on a ceasefire to end their deadly conflict, the establishment of a unity government and military forces and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00518.htm
30: Near East Daily Press Briefing
US State Department
QUESTION: You’re announcing that it’s a good text, it’s a good text, it’s a good text, and that it’s a good text. Have you heard anything back from the Iraqis yet about what they would like changed to your good text?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00517.htm
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