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

1: Satire: A Peek Inside Dick Cheney's Personal Diary

I can't believe how easy it all has been. We true-blue conservatives chose a candidate -- thank you, Poppy! -- shoehorned him into the White House, took our lumps as he demonstrated that he's, how shall we say, a bit short on lunchmeat; survived the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00122.htm


2: Keith Rankin: Riding the Anti-Gravy Train

Once again we are being softened up to accept some sort of compulsory savings scheme and to expect further rises in the age of entitlement to New Zealand Superannuation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00117.htm


3: Scoop Images: Cool Blue & White Paradise

Photos taken today in the Lake Ohau area. The amount of snow we have had is really quite vast. Its around the 40cm mark, and in some places its more than that. Its not really melting either because the day time temperatures have only been reaching ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00119.htm


4: Tube Talk: When Bad News Attacks

After half an hour of watching Judy Bailey holding back the tears, or reporters shivering as they stand outside Parliament delivering some poorly researched speculation dressed up like a story, even TV2’s inane Big Brother looks like a tempting alternative.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00109.htm


5: E Makes You Forget Things & Fail To See Patterns

The results of a new British study suggest the recreational drug Ecstasy impairs memory and the ability to visually discern patterns, researchers claimed yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00111.htm


6: Anti-Sex Bullies Want State To Replace Parents

“Consensual legal sex is not dirty, and the sooner the state gets out of the way of adults filming themselves acting legally, and letting adults decide for themselves and their children what they can see, the better!” declared Libertarianz Spokesman ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00122.htm


7: Feedback: Falealii & Murder – Election Funding

In This Edition: Falealii And Murder: Journalists Miss The Point, Mislead The Public - More Please

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00120.htm


8: "New National" Cheat NZ Cannabis Reform

The Labour Government now appears as manipulative and unprincipled on drug policy as the previous National-led administration, claim the Mild Greens.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00119.htm


9: Allocation Of Election Broadcasting Funds

The Electoral Commission today announced its allocations of election broadcasting time and funds to political parties for next month’s general election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00108.htm


10: Unanswered Questions: Rough Transcript Of Rough IV

Transcript of Mike Ruppert – From The Wilderness on KPFK Radio - http://www.fromthewilderness.com - http://www.kpfk.org/

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00113.htm


11: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Betraying Palestinian People

A bus from Gilo, carrying school children office workers and Israeli soldiers was blown to shreds as it wound its way south of Jerusalem Tuesday morning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00121.htm


12: No more tinkering with tertiary education funding

Alliance Leader Laila Harré and Alliance Education Spokesperson Liz Gordon today released the Alliance’s tertiary education policy, with a very strong message to Labour that its time to get serious about investing in education.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00362.htm


13: Another Sledgehammer Plan For Business

New Zealand business should be alarmed at the latest Helen Clark and Margaret Wilson plan to "transform" the economy, says National's Finance spokesperson David Carter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00360.htm


14: Green CD A Sell Out

The Green Party and LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa have ordered a re-press of the Green Room 001 EcoNation CD after many stores sold out.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00340.htm


15: Newman In Cuckoo Land

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that Act MP Muriel Newman should in future take a cold shower before she considers putting out stupid statements on payouts to state servants.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00335.htm


16: “Baise-Moi”, Porn And French Children

“Concern that French children’s attitude to sex is being warped by early exposure to hard-core pornography” is the subject of a recent news report in the Guardian newspaper. The report entitled “Porn sways French children”, goes on to state that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00110.htm


17: Party Leaders Centre Stage on National Radio

Radio New Zealand is to broadcast three Leaders Forum programmes on National Radio in the period leading to the general election on Saturday 27th July. The forums, to be recorded at Victoria University, will be fronted by Morning Report presenter ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00116.htm


18: Feedback: Pepper Pots - Angry of Mayfair Writes

With the forthcoming election there is really little, except for ideological thinking, to differentiate between any of the major parties.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00110.htm


19: Waugh Convictions To Be Referred To High Court

Justice Minister Phil Goff has recommended to the Governor General the convictions of Alec Waugh be referred back to the High Court.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00356.htm


20: Unanswered Questions: Defactualisation of Analysis

9/11 "Conspiracies" and the Defactualisation of Analysis - How Ideologues on the Left and Right Theorise Vacuously to Support Baseless Supposition - A Reply to ZNet's 'Conspiracy Theory?' Section

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00123.htm


21: National Will Hold Referendum On MMP

National will re-run a referendum on MMP before the next election, National Leader Bill English said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00348.htm


22: Rings Photographer Stands For Greens

Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons has welcomed the selection of nationally respected photographer and conservationist Craig Potton as a list candidate for the party at next month's election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00346.htm


23: Prebble Slams Race-Based Health

ACT leader Richard Prebble has slammed the government's proposal to fund GPs partially on the base of their patients' race.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00339.htm


24: ‘Golden Handshake’ Term Misleading

The phrase ‘golden handshake’ has become a misnomer. It is particularly misleading when used in the context of payments made to public sector workers over the last three years as referred to in media reports, PSA national secretary Richard Wagstaff ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00112.htm


25: National's Policy Doesn't Go Far Enough

ACT leader Richard Prebble says his party has long advocated that good teachers should be paid more, to ensure a quality education system.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00355.htm


26: Clark Should Explain Lack Of Action On Payouts

ACT MP Dr Muriel Newman said today that Prime Minister Helen Clark was trying to hide her embarrassment over the failings of this Government by issuing torrents of abuse against those revealing her shortcomings.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00341.htm


27: Being a New Zealander - Jim Anderton Speech

9:30 am Thursday, 20 June 2002 Speech to launch the first Museums Business Forum Angus Room, TelstraClear Centre, Level 3, Te Papa, Wellington

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00349.htm


28: 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


30: Peters Gives Exporters Hope

“Australia’s PM John Howard will be weeping,” New Zealand First leader Winston Peters told a group of Auckland businessmen today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00359.htm

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