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

1: Eco-Economy: Why have we lost social capital?

My partner and I are now in the process of starting a neighbourhood e-mail group which will hopefully improve the quality of life for people in our street. The plan is that we will supplement the Internet with some real life interactions to build ...

2: Lindsay Perigo: Say 'FTG' to Ugly Wimmin

Who'd be an employer? All that money - YOUR money - that you have to give to the Molesworth Mafia via the IRD; all that time - YOUR time - you have to waste deducting portions of what you pay your employees - THEIR money - on the Mafia's behalf; all ...

3: Scoop Images: Kalimantan Carnage [WARNING!]

Scoop received these images of massacred civilians in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, from an observer in the territory.

4: Letter From Elsewhere: The Lord of the Wing-Dings

I am in mourning for my software. We've been together for fourteen years. We’ve written three whole books, parts of several more, and countless papers, speeches, articles and reviews.

5: Feminists Need To Face Biological Reality

Libertarianz deputy leader Richard McGrath believes the University Students Association has got it all wrong over the issue of rights for working women. "The only way women would ever be on an equal footing in the workplace or anywhere else would be ...

6: Shumucksus 2001

You know in a civilised society such as this one you would have thought we would have elevated to new levels of civility(hence the term civilisation), but you see now I have realised the true light of Helen that we shall and always will be savages ...

7: Keith Rankin: Demanding A Knowledge Economy

The Tertiary Education Advisory Committee (TEAC), set up to advise the government how to achieve its vision of a complementary rather than a competition-oriented tertiary sector, presented its second of three reports yesterday. The focus, as expected, ...

8: HOW SHARP? Down The Hatch

How sharp is this Fringe Festival performer? Images from Chris McCarthy.

9: Libz Agree with Nandor Shock

In a surprise announcement today, Libertarianz leader Peter Cresswell said he agreed with Nandor Tanczos' challenge to ACT to follow its stated principles and endorse the legalisation of cannabis.

10: Act Stance On Cannabis - Principles Or Politics

Green MP Nandor Tanczos today said Act's position on the legal status of cannabis would be an excellent indication to party members of Act's commitment to either their founding principle of individual freedom or politics.

11: PM Hell-Bent On Dumbing Down Defence

"Reports that the Government is considering reducing the role of our airforce Orions and using business to monitor the seas around New Zealand simply confirm the real Minister of Defence, Helen Clark, is hell-bent on disembowelling New Zealand's ...

12: Highland Letter: Hunting Where The Ducks Are

Just where SKY News found its inspiration for it's latest gimmick (or innovation as they prefer to call it) is hard to say.

13: Scoop Images: Nuclear Cargo In Tasman Sea

Images of the nuclear waste ships and vessels of the protest flotilla, taken from the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3K Orion aircraft tasked with monitoring progress of the two ships.

14: 10th By 2010 – ACT Conference Shows The Way

ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble said the party aimed to set the political agenda for the year with its annual conference starting in Christchurch tomorrow, which has as its theme “10th by 2010.

15: Nation Building - Steve Maharey Speech

Address at the launch of the Tertiary Education Advisory Commission's Shaping the System report. National Library Auditorium, Wellington.

16: SHARP ETIQUETTE: Expressions For High Stress Days

Sixteen useful and sharp expressions for those HIGH STRESS days...

17: NZ Loses A City In Huge Migration Statistics

New Zealand has lost the equivalent of a city in the past year, in the worst migration statistics seen for the country in 21 years, National's Immigration spokesperson Marie Hasler said today.

18: Fact Vs David Carter: You Be The Judge

FACT: National sold 13,000 state houses: housing stock dropped from 70,000 in 1991 to 59,000 in 1999 by the time the Labour-Alliance Government was elected. Under National there were no widespread building or acquisition initiatives: the plan was to sell ...

19: OPEC Official Opening Speech By Hugo Chavez

I will not be as brief as Mr. Bouteflika nor as long as when I have my radio and television addresses.

20: Scoop Images: Whiter Whites And Brighter Colours

The laundry on the corner of Abel Smith and Victoria St has undergone an exterior transformation as part of the no motorway campaign.

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