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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

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The top 20 rating items on Scoop yesterday were...

1: Upton-On-Line: Hobb[e]sian Musings

Upton-on-line has always had a bit of a penchant for Thomas Hobbes - that grimmest of seventeenth century political philosophers immortalised by his characterisation of life in the state of nature as 'nasty, brutish and short'. There's nothing like ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00325.htm


2: Best images yet of Jupiter's cratered inner moons

Galileo takes risky trip to dribble back data revealing best images yet of Jupiter's cratered inner moons

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0004/S00019.htm


3: A Trojan Horse - Free Trade With Singapore

As Prime Minister Helen Clark arrives in Singapore, the proposed free trade agreement she has gone there to discuss is analysed in a Q&A format by Professor Jane Kelsey.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00078.htm


4: Scoop Images: White Island Erupts!

Wow! White Island of the coast of the Bay of Plenty is now erupting and sprewing ash as far away as Whakatane. The crater lake has turned bright yellow.... these pictures were taken by scientists from the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00067.htm


5: Feral Coasters Considering New “True Labour" Party

Incensed that a Labour Prime Minister would call them "fairly feral," and comparing them to lynch mobs in places like Kentucky, West Coasters are now talking about the thing they really understand, forming a new political party likely to be ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00072.htm


6: MayDay Protest- first in a day of Global Action

The World's first MayDay action of the New Millenium happens in New Zealand, with a protest against the huge KFC bucket in the North Island city of Hamilton. Towering over the skyline of the Frankton working class estate, it is the largest KFC bucket ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00097.htm


7: Keith Rankin - Socially Responsible Gambling

We tend to regard gambling as a vice, but risk-taking as a virtue. Indeed, risk-taking is a virtue. If nobody had ever taken a risk, then no economic development would have taken place.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00077.htm


8: All Fired Up For World Peace

SMOKE ON THE WATER- Fire breathers from the Chilli Club International break a fire breathing world record in 1995.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00075.htm


9: Scoop Images: Secret Police Caught In The Act!

The following message comes from the a16-international-planning list serve,it concerns a photo a protestor took of a man in plain-clothes who was beating him – quite a startling image. Initially the protestor thought it was an incident in road-rage. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00063.htm


10: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring

The following pictures show the inside of the set for the town of Bree from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy which began shooting in New Zealand yesterday under the direction of Peter Jackson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00053.htm


11: Shared Parenting Bill "Fundimentally Flawed"

The Family Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society considers the Shared Parenting Bill, due to be introduced into Parliament in May this year, is misconceived and fundamentally flawed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00101.htm


12: Interview Of The President - By Leonardo Dicaprio

Q Mr. President, I want to thank you very much for your time. And as you know, I'm neither a politician, nor a journalist, but being given the opportunity to sit down with you here and talk about an issue like global warming was an opportunity as a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0004/S00098.htm


13: May Day march promises to put the heat on the ECA

In Auckland every May Day for nearly 30 years workers, jobless and progressive people march up Queen Street as part of the world festival of the oppressed. This year is no exception. Around the world expectations are that this May Day will be a big one. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00103.htm


14: Scoop Images: Liv Meets Some Smokin' Ringwraiths

The following pictures - supplied to Scoop anonymously - show actress Liv Tyler in action during the shooting of some scenes for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. The pictures were taken in the South Island near Wanaka.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00027.htm


15: Shared parenting as a divisive political football

Last night I was stopped from speaking and asked to leave at a public meeting on Shared Parenting dominated by the Act MP Muriel Newman.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00093.htm


16: Rialto Film Club

If you can translate this text message into proper English, then you could win one of two Vodafone Prepay mobiles:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0004/S00038.htm


17: Secret Group Wrote Employment Bill

A secret meeting was held by the Labour Party in December last year, to dramatically change their election manifesto employment policy, said ACT leader Richard Prebble. Documents released under the Official Information Act show that a covert meeting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00310.htm


18: ACT Sensationalises Youth Unemployment

The New Zealand University Students Association (NZUSA) has today rejected ACT’s senseless stance on youth employment, which fails to address the real issues concerning youth.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00102.htm


19: Greens say no to ANZAC dollar

The Green Party says it would take a lot of convincing before it would support the demise of the Kiwi dollar.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00336.htm


20: Employment Relations Bill: OIA Release

"The release of background and policy formation papers today will give a clearer picture of how the Employment Relations Bill has emerged in its current legislative form," says Minister of Labour, Margaret Wilson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00323.htm

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