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

1: UQ Wire: Investment Espionage And The White House

There is growing evidence that the FBI and other government intelligence entities are more closely linked to the documented accumulation of pre-9/11 insider trading profits than was originally thought.

2: UQ Wire: DOJ To Attempt Shut Down of 9/11 Evidence

On June 20, Bush Administration officials quietly informed a New York judge of their intention to commence legal actions likely to be far-reaching in their constitutional, political, and individual rights implications pertaining to current lawsuits and ...

3: Not Important! Think Again: Money Laundry Special

The United States is in the process of creating a national network of informers. Thus, in imitation of some of the nastier regimes around the world, including those against which the US waged the Cold War, the Bush regime is in the process of recruiting ...

4: Scoop Satire: Inside George Bush's Diary

The last time I wrote at length in my journal, in January, the first of the business debacles was just starting to unfold. [ See "Inside Bush's Diary: Bobbin' & Weavin' Over Enron." ] Course, I had to tell a major whopper -- that I didn't ...

5: Dr Russell Poulter - Re: Corn Wars

Dear Sir, I am delighted that this nonsense is disappearing from the media allowing other more important issues to be considered prior to the election. However, more in sorrow than in anger, I note Dr. Wills continues to publish innuendo concerning ...

6: Scoop Images: The Worm Takes On Poverty

Talking about poverty at the Wellington People’s Center in central Wellington yesterday were a bevy of candidates (though none from the Wellington Central Seat) many of whom will almost certainly be MPs at the next election.

7: UQ Wire: DOJ Loses 9/11 Evidence Control Attempt

Synopsis: Judge Asserts Citizen Rights; Will Decide Discovery Issues, but DOJ Gains Seat Next to United Airlines Defense as Lines Now Drawn in First 9/11 Lawsuit. UAL and Justice Attorneys To Be Last Firewall Against Possible Mariani Access To Pre-9/11 ...

8: Keith Rankin: Good Timing

The economy doesn't rate as much of an issue this election. OK, there are the usual concerns about health and education spending. But there is no sense of economic crisis, and no great willingness to engage in a philosophical debate about matters of political ...

9: Alliance meltdown

The meltdown of the Alliance is examined in some detail in the current issue of 'revolution' magazine.

10: Feedback: Residence, SOS, The Worm & GE

In This Edition: Residence (Or Not) – Re: Defence Policies Assessed By SOS - Feedback On "The Worm Takes On Poverty" - GE Evolution

11: "This is Helengrad Calling"

"While you wait for surgery, you may rest assured that tax dollars stolen from you are being spent on politically-correct, braindead state broadcasting - and braindead broadcasting is here to stay (and grow) under Helen Clark," observed Libertarianz ...

12: An(other) advance auction of stolen goods

"The blandest election campaign in living memory is partly so because all major parties are becoming less and less distinguishable from each other. What we see with all of the other political parties is what H.L. Mencken once described as 'an advance ...

13: Poll Watch: Herald DigiPoll - Dunne In Hot Seat

Yesterday’s NZ Herald DigiPoll shows the Labour Party, “would win 58 seats - tantalisingly short of a majority in the 120-seat Parliament, even with Jim Anderton's support. …Assuming he retains his Ohariu-Belmont seat United Future leader Peter Dunne could ...

14: Howard's End: Washed Down The Hokitika River

An urgent plea for help to Labour Transport Minister Mark Gosche on behalf of a Hokitika resident whose home is threatened to be washed down the Hokitika river has so far gone unanswered. Maree Howard writes.

15: The Sleeper Awakes - Winston Peters Speech

Throughout this campaign New Zealand First has been pilloried, mocked and ridiculed by what passes for political commentators in New Zealand.

16: Just Who Is The Boss?

Steve Maharey and Margaret Wilson should explain why one is telling employers one thing, yet the other is telling workers the opposite, says National's Industrial Relations spokesperson, Simon Power.

17: NCEA Nation-wide Teaching Staff Survey 2002

NCEA Nation-wide Teaching Staff Survey 2002 by David Newton Teacher B Hort Sci (Hons), Dip Tch Survey Results

18: Engineers Fail MMP Knowledge Test

Alliance President Matt McCarten is offering Engineer, Printing and Manufacturing Union President Andrew Little a lesson in MMP basics.

19: A Sorry Excuse for Politics

The government's mania for apologising indicates the sorry state of mainstream politics, argues Philip Ferguson.

20: Poll Watch: TV3/NFO Poll – Labour Loses Majority

A TV3 NFO poll tonight was the third poll in recent days to show Labour falling below the level needed to form a government without minor party support.

21: 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 ...

22: Link: Forest & Bird Evaluates The Parties

This is Forest and Bird's assessment of the political parties which should assist you in your election analysis.

23: The success of Kiwibank

When the government made the decision to allow NZ Post to go ahead with starting a publicly-owned New Zealand bank, the promise was:

24: Smart New Design For Auckland Trains

The ARC and Tranz Rail are developing a prototype commuter train that will bring a fresh, new look to the Auckland commuter fleet in time for next year’s opening of the new Britomart Terminal.

25: 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 ...

26: Industry may be holding proof of contamination

Evidence that corn grown in New Zealand was potentially GE-contaminated is still being kept from the public.

27: Goff Releases Misleading Crime Figures

The release of provisional crime figures by Justice Minister Phil Goff and Police Minister George Hawkins shows just how scared they are of the rise of violent crime in New Zealand, ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today.

28: NZ Could be Targeted for High Risk GMO Testing

“New Zealand will need to change its liability laws if it is to avoid being targeted by developers of more risky GMOs” said Sustainability Council Executive Director, Simon Terry.

29: Election 2002: Defence Policies Assessed

Defence is the first responsibility of government. When government’s decide to change a long-standing approach to defence the issue is of such importance that it should be put to the people at election time. Every one should have their say on defence.

30: High Noon For Teachers

The Education Minister's latest threat to secondary teachers suggests he is living-out some Wild West fantasy, Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald said today.

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