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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop (Hobbits excluded) were....

2: Keith Rankin: Demand Versus Supply

Labour MP Georgina Beyer said in Parliament a couple of weeks ago that "prostitution is a demand-driven activity". She's wrong. Sure, all goods and services that are freely sold have a demand. But a demand-driven industry is one that expands when ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00137.htm


3: American Reply to the Revocation of Independence

Thank you for letting know about the revocation of our national governance license. We welcome her majesty's concern for our welfare.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00131.htm


4: PSA Delegates Conference - Trevor Mallard

I'm going to start off by re-iterating our objectives for a strong state sector that responds to the groups and individuals which it serves and to those who serve in it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00383.htm


5: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 22 November

Paraphrased answers to today's questions will be posted in the Scoops wire shortly after 3pm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00391.htm


6: Notice Of Revocation Of Independence

In the light of your failure to elect a President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00122.htm


7: Media Flash Confidential

* TENSIONS are running at fever pitch this morning between the Melbourne office of The Age and its Fairfax Sydney headquarters, as the Spencer Street broadsheet again fails to hit the streets.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00138.htm

9: Sludgegate Day 3: “All I Want Is The Truth!”

In 1970, John Lennon venomously sang: “All I Want is The Truth!” In court today Adrian Chisholm echoed those very words, to which Auckland City Councillor’s barrister replied: “There’s more truth than you know!”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0011/S00069.htm


10: Notice Of Revocation Of Independence - NZ Version

In the light of your failure to elect a President and thus to govern yourselves properly, Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has revoked your independence, effective immediately.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00128.htm


11: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 23 November

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Super Scheme – Forestry Jobs – RMA – Socio-Economic Disparities – Auditing Closing The Gaps – E-Government Consumption – Closing The Gaps At CYFS – Cop Cash Crisis – Charging Police Recruits – Consumer ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00139.htm


12: Wellington - Top Town Or Porn Town?

Wellington’s reputation is in danger of becoming tarnished as a consequence of there being no effective security or supervision in the National Library public reading room.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00389.htm


13: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 23 November

Paraphrased answers to today's questions will be posted in the Scoops wire shortly after 3pm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00422.htm


14: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 22 November

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Airways Radar Dispute – Super Investment Policy – IRD Call Centres – Widening of Closing Gaps Policy – Workplace Opportunities – NCEA – Employer Drug Testing – Digital TV – Sports Scholarships – Minimum Wage ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00132.htm


15: Sludgegate: Cameras, Causes, And Whistle Blowers

The Sludgegate trial - which yesterday saw the Court room changed because it was standing room only for Chisholm's supporters - saw approval today for admission of TV cameras to the trial; Adrian Chisholm's Barrister Chris LaHatte outlining the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00086.htm


16: Inheritances now in jeopardy

"The Government is intent on passing legislation which will have dramatic effects on the rural community, despite warnings from the New Zealand Law Society about the consequences," National's Rural Affairs spokesperson Shane Ardern said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00402.htm


18: The Limits to Green Compassion

Rod Donald, co-leader of the Green Party, is a very compassionate man - but his compassion has definite limits.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00150.htm


19: MP’s Cross House To Support Jennings’ Bill On RMA

Four MP’s crossed the House tonight to support a Private Member’s Bill amending the Resource Management Act put forward by ACT MP Owen Jennings.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00410.htm


20: Overwhelming Support For Ban On Ferrets As Pets

Pet ferrets should be banned, according to the vast majority of respondents to DoC’s public discussion document on ferret control.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0011/S00067.htm


21: National Library Rejects Internet Claims

The National Library of New Zealand has rejected claims by Winston Peters MP that the Library’s free internet service is being abused by a large number of users.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0011/S00066.htm


22: “Closing the Gaps Is In Disarray” - Prebble

I have just received answers from the Prime Minister on closing the gaps. It is a cornerstone policy. The question I put down stated: “Has the closing of the gaps committee set any targets for closing the gaps; if so, what are they?''. The answer ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00403.htm


23: National Radio Midday Report

Florida Recount – Middle East Violence – Pharmac – King Trial – Women’s Prison – Armed Robbery – Sex Charges – GM Commission – Doctors’ Judgement – Crash Investigation – NSW Floods – Electoral Fraud Allegations – East Timor

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0011/S00103.htm

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Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

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Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

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Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

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