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

1: The e-Sheeple have spoken - and they're not sheep!

Believe it or not, there's a place in the Sheeple's Republic of Aotearoa where the only pro-freedom political party, Libertarianz, is the most popular, with 69% support. Labour & the Alliance languish at 3% & 1% respectively. Libertarianz leader, ...

2: Keith Rankin: People's Bank

In this era of globalisation, national boundaries are no barrier to the transmission of money and knowledge, right? Further, flows of people are, very slowly, starting to reflect the new reality of a single planet-wide economy. So why is it then so ...

3: SHARP PROPHECY: Did Somebody Say Bush?

++++++ WE WANT YOUR SHARP STORIES! ++++++ Done something embarrassing you’d prefer to forget? Made a sharp move lately? Seen something sharp on the web? You could win prizes! Tell us!

4: Bedazzled's Liz Hurley to be Boycotted as Scab

“Our group is encouraging teachers to boycott the film Bedazzled which premiers in New Zealand tomorrow (Thursday) to show their support for the Waterfront Workers Union protest against Tauranga-based Mainland Stevedoring,” said Concerned Teachers ...

5: No Sign Of Illegal Fishing

Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff said he was pleased to report that this years first surveillance flight over the Southern Ocean had found no evidence of illegal fishing.

6: Howard's End: A Recipe For Koi Carp

The Holmes Show last night carried a story about how koi carp, an introduced fish species, were seen by our Department of Conservation as such a pest that they were described as the possum of the waterways. So why aren't we selling or even giving ...

7: Netguide Magazine Wins Case Against Look-Alike

New Zealand's monthly NetGuide magazine this afternoon won its High Court proceedings against IDG, the publishers of a new local look-alike Internet magazine, with Justice Fisher concluding that NetGuide has a strong case against IDG.

8: Nelson wharfies show up Wilson

Margaret Wilson waded into the Nelson wharfie’s strike by saying that her job was to safe-guard everyone’s ‘rights’ on the issue, i.e.; the locals ‘right to a job’ and ‘right to fair pay and conditions’ "What nonsense!" says Libertarianz ...

9: NOT SHARP: Y2k Darwin Awards

For those not familiar with the Darwin Award, it's an annual honour given to the person who provided the universal human gene pool the biggest service by getting killed in the most extraordinarily stupid way.

10: $50 Million In Funding Marks Opening Of Linux Lab

The industry’s first independent, non-profit lab designed for developers who are adding new business-oriented capabilities to Linux* and Linux-based software opened today with the support of 19 sponsor companies and more than US$24 million in funding.

11: Speech to Youth Forum on Cannabis Law Reform

Good morning, and thank you to all those of you who have travelled here today to take part in this dialogue session on the issue of cannabis law reform.

12: Greens appoint Party Development Co-ordinator

The Green Party have appointed Liz Thomas to the newly created position of Party Development Co-ordinator.

13: Howard's End: Turn Up The Volume On Poverty

Steve Maharey's announcement that Government is working on ways to measure the extent of poverty in New Zealand is a wake-up call for the country. Findings from similar surveys announced yesterday in South Australia, shocked that state. We need to turn ...

14: State Weatherman Regurgitates Luddite Propaganda

"Jim Salinger's political masters will be very pleased with his reiteration of the unproven and controversial global warming theory," said Libertarianz deputy leader Richard McGrath today. "I imagine Rod Donald and his pals on the ...

15: New Air Deal A Boost For The Kiwi Economy

New Zealand’s economy is set for a multi-million dollar boost following an arrangement reached between Japan and New Zealand allowing greater access for each other’s airlines.

16: National Radio Midday Report

Beyer Says Ratana Unfair – Auckland Electricity Payout – Jet Boat Crash – Air Travel Deal – Mendelson Resignation – Waugh Speaks – Congo President – Tongan Hideaway – Baxter Murder – Nelson Waterfront Dispute – Drink Driving Charge – Fire Aid – Gisborne ...

17: Youth forum on cannabis law reform

Over 40 young people gathered at the Beehive in Wellington today to share their views and learn more about the cannabis law reform debate. The youths that took part raised issues such as why people use cannabis, drug dependency, differing perceptions of ...

18: Saatchi & Saatchi NZ CEO To Head London Agency

James Hall, CEO of New Zealand’s leading advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, is to take up the position of CEO Saatchi & Saatchi United Kingdom in April.

19: National And ACT To Meet During Caucus Retreats

National leader Rt Hon Jenny Shipley and ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble today announced that their MPs will meet for a joint session during their respective caucus retreats in Napier early in February.

20: SHARP RELIGION: Korean Flowers Herald Miracle

A January 10th report on tells of a Buddhist flower miracle in South Korea which is said to herald a “great change for mankind's future forever”.

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