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

1: Why Are Films Different From Real Life?

The Society For Promotion of Community Standards Inc (SPCS) released a press statement on Sunday making various claims in relation to Libertarianz Party policy and criticising points I had made in a press release defending the right of New Zealanders to views ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00222.htm


2: Sludge Report #137 – Where’s The Dosh?

Michael Cullen’s first three budgets for the Fourth Labour Government have been something of an exercise in diminishing returns.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00125.htm


3: Scoop Images: Budget 2002 - Show Us The Surplus!

Images of Budget 2002 at Parliament today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00124.htm


4: Freedom Of Speech Policy

In light of the debate regarding the Becks Incredible Film Festival and the movies Baise Moi, Visitor Q, and Bully, Libertarianz Spokesman on Free Speech Scott Wilson today announced the Libertarianz policy on censorship: in short, no Censorship.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00211.htm


5: ‘Baise Moi’ NZ Ban interests Aussie P.M.

Thursday 23 May 2002 Released 3.30 a.m. The Society for the Promotion of Community Standards (SPCS) wrote to the Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, on 17 April 2002 informing him of Justice Hammond’s decision in the Wellington High Court, dated ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00218.htm


6: Car imports take new safety rules in their stride

Fears that used car importers would be forced out of business by new frontal impact rules have proved to be completely groundless, based on a near-record 11,929 used cars imported in April, the first month that the new standard came into operation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0205/S00124.htm


7: New report on cost of electricity generation

A report released today indicates that the marginal cost of electricity generation is about 5 cents a standard unit.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00406.htm


8: Tube Talk: When Talk Show Hosts Attack

When it comes to humiliating yourself on television, noone does it better than the British.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00115.htm


9: George Monbiot: Riddle of the Spores

All the evidence points to government labs. Is this why the FBI has failed to solve the anthrax case?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00120.htm


10: Response To Mr David Lame

In response to the seemingly never-ending pollution spilling from Mr Lane's mouth, may I offer the following to his latest SCOOP excretions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00216.htm


11: Opinion: The Unspoken Issue

Something a little odd is happening in election year in New Zealand. There is an issue that is not supposed to be talked about. The astonishing thing is that the banned subject is not something radical and outrageous. It is about the way children ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00122.htm


12: Greens On Strike On Full Pay

ACT leader Richard Prebble has poured scorn on the Greens' so-called walkout of Parliament today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00472.htm


13: PM Needs To Stop Relying On Insults

The Prime Minister's labelling of the Greens as "pathetic" is another example of her reliance on insults rather than rational debate, ACT Women's Affairs Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00487.htm


14: Bin Laden’s Relatives Evacuated From NYC

Patrick Tyler of the New York Times is reporting from Washington: "In the first days after the attacks on Sept. 11, the Saudi Arabian ambasador to Washington, Prince Bandar ibn Sultan, supervised the urgent evacuation of 24 members of Osama bin Laden's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00008.htm


15: Environment Minister condemns Greens for claims

23 May 2002 Environment Minister Marian Hobbs has rejected Green Party claims of a widespread release of GE material next year and condemned these statements as a political stunt.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00480.htm


16: GM Moratorium Debacle Labour's Own Making

Labour created a rod for its own back by agreeing to a GM moratorium against the advice of the Royal Commission. It walked away from a science-based decision last year by imposing the moratorium and now it's surprised that the Greens want it extended, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00485.htm


17: Upton-on-line: Diaspora Edition 23rd May 2002

Upton-on-line explores a remarkable speech by Bill English on treatyology. Upton-on-line does not involve itself in partisan wrangles. But this speech – researched by Bernard Cadogan – is so exceptionally interesting that he can safely recommend it to readers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00113.htm


18: Hansard Transcript Of Peters Speech

Today the National Party is at the lowest ebb it has ever been. It takes money from crooks, it takes money from people who are proven to be corrupt, and it has sought to defend that and has placed in its political wing certain operatives from those ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00469.htm


19: Clark Right To Shun Greens

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says the Prime Minister is right to shun the Greens over their GE ultimatum.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00477.htm


20: Greenmailing The Government

It is irresponsible for the Green Party to threaten to bring down a Government if it can’t get its way, Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00490.htm


21: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 22 May

Today’s questions concerned: Economy – Crown Law Opinion Mystery – Youth Unemployment – Millennium People Gagging – Skills – MTS And Horomia - Maori Authority Taxation – ACC – Mental Health – PPTA Settlement Costs – East Timor Deployment – Progressive ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00117.htm


22: NZ First Committed To Keeping Greens From Power

Following the staged ‘walk-out’ of the Greens from Parliament last night, conveniently after they had used up all their speaking time, New Zealand First is more committed than ever to see that a dangerous irresponsible party like the Greens never get anywhere ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00481.htm


23: Alliance Urges Reason All Round On GE Moratorium

Alliance Leader Laila Harré said today that the only beneficiaries of the non-negotiable stance being taken by both Labour and the Greens on GE will be right wing parties and those supporting the unrestrained development and release of GMOs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00484.htm


24: Feature: IV With A Japanese Buddhist Monk

Doesn’t sound quite as cool as “Interview with a Vampire” does it? However, unlike vampires, this interview definitely doesn’t suck. If you’ve ever wondered why Buddhist monks are bald or what Buddhist monk actually does, read on. By Mo Abbas.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00121.htm


25: Greens Spit The Dummy, A Taste Of Things To Come?

“Parliament’s third reading of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Genetically Modified Organisms) Amendment Bill has been remarkable for the petulance of Green MPs,” New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00470.htm


26: Labour Can't Buy Authors Off

Authors won't be taken in by the last minute crumbs thrown to them today, says Belinda Vernon MP, National's Arts, Culture and Heritage spokesperson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00491.htm


27: Scoop: Top Scoops

BUDGET DAY - Greens Dig Their Heels In Over GE - George Monbiot: FBI Hangs Up On Anthrax Inquiry - Peters Launches Attack Over Party Donations - Where Is Poverty On The Election Year Agenda?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00123.htm


28: Budget 2002 Speech - Michael Cullen

Mr Speaker, I move that the Appropriations (2002/2003 Estimates) Bill be now read a second time.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00504.htm


29: Laila Harré comments on Budget 2002

Alliance leader Laila Harré has said that today’s budget is another step in the right direction and has signalled key areas where the Alliance would go further.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00545.htm


30: Budget 2002: Highlights and key points

- In the coming year, 2002-03, the operating surplus is projected to be $2.28 billion

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00515.htm

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