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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Interview With A Philosopher

Associate editor of the UK's 'Philosophy Now' magazine Bryn Williams has been in this country on perhaps the first world tour of pub philosophy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00021.htm


2: David Miller : What's Happened To Northern Ireland

With the violence in the Middle East approaching its third month and the United States Presidential election going through its inevitable court battles, the situation in Northern Ireland has faded from the spotlight. With the ongoing courtroom battle ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00019.htm


3: Questions For Oral Answer - Questions to Ministers

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Finance: What is the purpose of clause 73(3) of the New Zealand Superannuation Bill?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00053.htm


4: Guest Opinion: Impeach GW Bush!

Now that it seems all but certain a Bush coup has succeeded in seizing the US Presidency, I want to be the first to announce it: Impeach GW Bush!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00028.htm


5: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 5 December

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: The Winston Clause – CYFS Care Funding – Ruddick Comments On Immigration - European Meat Imports and BSE – Housing Poverty Trap – Overseas Doctors – Foodbank Demand And Students – Indian and Nepalese Trade ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00023.htm


6: Sludge Report #45 – The Next President

In this edition: Why Colin Powell Will Be President

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00013.htm


7: Friendship impacts on race relations

The identity "New Zealander" is often used to hide differences under a veneer of similarity a Victoria University researcher says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0012/S00008.htm


8: Howard's End: Old Name, Old Money, Old Influence

Without the backing of George Bush Snr and his network of big business and eastern financial "establishment" interests it was highly unlikely that George W. Jnr would have a show of becoming US President. The familiar brand-name "the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00031.htm


9: XTRA Outage - Deadline Passed - Still No Email

Untold thousands of customers of New Zealand’s largest ISP, Telecom-owned Xtra, are gnashing their teeth at an extended outage to email services today and last night lasting 22 hours so far.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00036.htm


10: It’s Easier To Be More Right If You Say Less

Dr Don Brash, New Zealand Reserve Bank Governor, took the prudent course this morning and for the second time since May called the present inflation outlook too close to call.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00026.htm


11: On The Right: Reasons For Leaving

It's one of those days, when you'd rather be out enjoying the Auckland sun listening to 'Take No Prisonerz' on CD than being stuck behind a computer. But stuck here I am, at least for a couple more weeks. You see, I have decided that December 19 will ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00016.htm


12: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 6 December

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Reserve Bank MPS x 2 – E-Government – Apple Grower Protests – Northland Helicopter Ambulance Services – Police Cellphones - US Chocolate Blockade – Gisborne Rail Link - Positive Discrimination In Apprenticeship ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00034.htm


13: Sludgegate: Sludge Dump Needs a "Quick Legal"

The Sludgegate trial today considered the propriety of planners, who routinely work both sides of every council street. Barry Kaye worked for the council as a consultant planner processing Adrian Chisholm's resort application - he knew the project in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00021.htm


14: Major New Attraction Planned For Auck Waterfront

One of New Zealand’s leading fishing companies, Sanford Limited, has unveiled plans for a major new attraction near Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00037.htm


15: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 6 December

1. MARK PECK to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he recently received about the state of the economy?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00084.htm


16: Communist Revolutionary Action: Mad Cow Disease

We, the glorious Communist Revolutionary Action Party, the New Zealand branch of the Fifth International (Marxist-Leninist-Harpo Thought, Retrenched), wish to comment on the Mad Cow Disease currently sweeping the Imperialist heartlands of Western Europe!!!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00018.htm


17: Sludge Report #46 – Presidential Pentathlon

In this edition: Florida Legislature Fails To Agree On Presidential Pentathlon

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00030.htm


19: One Year In: Keeping Our Promises

CONTENTS: Editorial: One fantastic year - review Income related rents come back National's leadership turmoil continues Accountable government delivers on its promises Website of the Week

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00022.htm


20: Challenge Announces Petrol Price Drop

The continuing fall in oil prices and the improvement in the US$/NZ$ exchange rate mean that Challenge is able to lead the process of dropping petrol and diesel prices to motorists. This morning Challenge lowered its petrol and diesel prices by 6 cents ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00041.htm


21: Sludgegate Update: Websites in the Dock

Websites were in the dock today, with a demand from Auckland City Council barrister David Heaney that "something be done" about websites that are causing him problems. He produced documents that he had downloaded from three websites, claiming ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00014.htm


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18: Scoop Images: Lake Hobbitton - Another View

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Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

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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>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

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

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

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