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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Darwin Awards 2001

It's that time again . . . . .They are finally out again. You all know about the Darwin Awards - It's an annual honour given to the person who did the gene pool the biggest service by killing themselves in the most extraordinarily stupid way.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00063.htm


2: Does American Media Favour The Palestinians?

Unfortunately, last Saturday, CNN's Reliable Sources segment proved that laughter is a bitter chalice of poison.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00058.htm


3: Extreme Fetish: Kink In XS+ACE- Fetish-BDSM Ball

Leather, Latex, PVC, and other Fetish attire replaces the normal dress code at XS+ACE- Nite Club, 229a High Street, Lower Hutt, this Saturday, 13th April, as Extreme Fetish takes over the venue for the 3rd Annual Fetish Ball.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0204/S00022.htm


4: It's a Massacre - IDF Buries People Alive in Jenin

Eyewitnesses in the Palestinian settlement Jenin say the Israeli army is systematically bombarding and attacking houses by air in the refugee camp, then sending in bulldozers to demolish homes while people are still inside.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00038.htm


5: Image: Unusal Rocks In Death Valley

How did those big rocks end up on that strange terrain? One of the more unusual places here on Earth occurs inside Death Valley, California, USA.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0204/S00003.htm


6: Keith Rankin: Housing In NZ, A Giffen Good?

In the 19th century, Robert Giffen, an English statistician, noted that Irish peasants demanded more potatoes when the price of potatoes went up. This contradicted the law of demand, one of the most iron of the iron laws of economics. Maybe this is ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00060.htm


7: Firas Al-Atraqchi: The Arabs Are Dogs

The Arabs are dogs. That's the latest finding from a series of seminars titled, "Arabs in the Twenty-first Century" held in Burma last week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00040.htm


8: Open Letter To The World By Ariel Ben Attar

I understand that you are upset by us, here in Israel. Indeed, it appears that you are quite upset, even angry. (Outraged?) Indeed, every few years you seem to become upset by us. Today, it is the "brutal repression of the Palestinians"; ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00062.htm


9: International Heavyweights Give Israel Ultimatum

Russia, the European Union, United Nations and the United States of America have jointly issued Israel an ultimatum – demanding an immediate, meaningful ceasefire and Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian cities, including Ramallah.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00065.htm


10: INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions

Within a few months, the events of Sept. 11th, 2001 became but an echo of the events that followed. War in Afghanistan, anthrax, unprecedented powers of detention: the public mind moves from one shock to another, appearing to accept the government’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00079.htm


11: Scoop Feedback - Hatemail on Israel Coverage

From "âéì àéì" from Israel - I'm shocked at the lies posted in your article. I wish I was religious, so that the comfort of knowing you will rot in hell could soothe my pain. PROPAGANDA. BLATANT LIES. Pathetic.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00055.htm


12: Behind The Veil: We Crave To Do Something More

Iraq has made the decision to stop oil exports to the US and everyone that we know is supportive and relieved. We wonder why OPEC doesn't also pursue this course?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00061.htm


13: Vigil and Ceremony 5pm Today - Wellington Cenotaph

PMA vigil will take place today, Thursday April 11 2002, at 5.00pm at the Wellington Cenotaph and will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony organised by the Wellington Palestine group.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00064.htm


14: Prebble Speech: A 28 Cent Company And Personal Tax

ACT Calls For National to Adopt a 28 Cent Company and Personal Tax Rate Policy

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00143.htm


15: Dithering Over Air NZ Costs Taxpayers $1 Billion

"Government dithering and ideology forced taxpayers to bail out Air New Zealand to the tune of $1 billion," says National Party Leader Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00142.htm


16: Locked-Out Workers To Picket

Workers at Christchurch’s largest manufacturing plant are preparing to be locked out of their jobs for weeks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00048.htm


17: Waiau Fandango: Project "Happy Days"

George Bush announced today that his mother, Barbara Bush will control the Presidential commission investigating why things aren't the way they used to be. "Mom knows what's best for us", he was reported as saying.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00057.htm


18: Transcript Of Cullen Presser On OIA Release

The press conference was called to respond to claims by the Opposition National Party that the government dithered

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00140.htm


19: Tax Loophole For Maori Charities

"Dr Cullen has left a gaping tax loophole for Maori charities under Dr Cullen's latest tax proposals," National Revenue Spokesperson Annabel Young MP said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00157.htm


20: Government Commercially Incompetent

"Revelations in papers released yesterday that Air New Zealand required $1.7 billion to restore it back to financial health shows how commercially incompetent the Government really is," says National Finance spokesman David Carter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00153.htm


21: Labour/Alliance Roading Plan A Fraud On Road Users

“The New Right is alive and well in Auckland with support of the Labour Party. Following the recent hikes in petrol tax and road user charges misrepresented by the Government as providing for roading development in Auckland the motorist is now confronted with ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00147.htm


22: National Tax Cut Proposal Benefits The Rich

“It is disappointing that Bill English has adopted the tired old National Party strategy of the 1990s by promising tax cuts for the rich,” Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00056.htm


23: Summon The Israeli Ambassador To The Beehive

The latest refusal of the Sharon government to call-off its invasion of Palestinian territory makes it imperative that the international community, including New Zealand, does all in its power to pressure Israel to withdraw, Green Party Foreign Affairs ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00160.htm


24: Franks Speech: What Is Cultural Liberalism?

This could be about an Arts Policy for ACT. We could discuss lots of interesting questions. Such as was the virgin in a condom art? What is the role of the State in relation to people just out to shock? Is the `artists on the dole' scheme a vital ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00146.htm


25: Hardship Relief For Locked-Out Workers

Locked-out workers at Christchurch’s largest manufacturing plant will today starting to apply for emergency relief.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00054.htm


26: AUS Tertiary Update Vol. 5, No. 11

In our lead story this week..... MINISTER DEFENDS GOVERNMENT SPENDING RECORD The Tertiary Education Minister Steve Maharey - responding to concerns about the level of university funding raised by the University of Otago Vice-chancellor in his annual ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0204/S00014.htm


27: Goff Creates New Legal Aid Industry

ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today it was hypocritical of Phil Goff to rail about an Auckland family running up a $1.1 million legal aid bill when proposals in Mr Goff's Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill will lead to substantial increases ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00158.htm


28: Tube Talk With John T. Forde - Death Becomes Them

Royal funerals, Alliance party bitch-slapping, Rhys Morgan wearing denim in The Strip.... This week's TV has truly been a cornucopia of delights

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00056.htm


29: The beginning or the end of GM technology in NZ?

Following the report of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification the Government has asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to investigate the development of an industry code of practice to ensure effective separation distances between ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0204/S00002.htm


30: Government Has Lost Control Of Immigration

The Labour Department's forecast that an extra 7000 people will be unemployed by September, due mainly to immigration, is yet another proof of my claim that the government has lost control of immigration, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00155.htm


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