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

1: UQ Wire: Is Harken Energy Bush's Watergate?

Is Harken Energy Bush's Watergate? Introduction By Scoop and UQ Wire Editor Alastair Thompson

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00158.htm


2: Coca-Cola and Latin American Death Squads

* Reminiscent of the slaughter of trade union leaders in the 1980s at the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Guatemala City

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0207/S00087.htm


3: Libz Solution to Another State-School Disaster

Trevor Mallard has received a report showing there are reputedly 'practical' and 'realistic' ways to reduce workload associated with the implementation of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement. "Libertarianz however have a far superior ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00222.htm


4: Poll Watch: Herald DigiPoll Has Surprises Galore

A snap NZ-Herald DigiPoll conducted over the weekend shows remarkably different results than all previous Herald DigiPolls, and for that matter all previous polls full stop.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00154.htm


5: David Miller: Its Time For Tougher Sentencing

Although I have never regarded myself as an ACT supporter, this week I find myself agreeing with Richard Prebble that the 17-year prison sentence handed down to Ese Junior Falelaii for double murder was a disgrace. Both these crimes were callous ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00160.htm


6: Grey Power Incensed By Gordon McLauchlan

Grey Power is incensed by the article in the weekend Herald by Gordon McLauchlan in his footnote at the end of his journalistic remarks on the political debate with Mike Hoskings.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00218.htm


7: Scoop Satire: US Hypocrisy Black-Hole Warning

American hypocrisy involving the accumulation of wanton bigotry and outright deception in the name of truth was creating a localized black hole of earth-engulfing proportions warned Cal-Tech Department of Total Destruction research physicist Dan Dreer in a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00163.htm


8: Real Deal: The Promis-Like Profits Of Harvard

The Boston Globe's article of September 23, 2000 is an interesting follow up to Catherine Fitt’s “Money Lords of Harvard”. Here are seven points worth noting:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00165.htm


9: Scoop Link: Newsweek's Junior & Poppy Coverstory

The war’s gone well, but the economy’s hurting. Sound familiar? As the markets fall, No. 43 has to learn the lessons that ended his dad’s career

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00162.htm


10: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Sharon - The World's New Hitler

An Israeli F-16 has struck a residential area in Gaza City, killing a leading Hamas official. Ten other people were killed, including 150 civilians wounded. Many children were among the dead and injured.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00164.htm


11: Should NZ support Desert Storm 2?

War in the Middle East against Saddam Hussein is almost certain before the year's end, but the position of our political leaders is not known on what New Zealand's stance is to be.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0207/S00138.htm


12: Gold Cartel Destroying Dev. Countries Economies

A Gold Cartel Aims at Destroying the Economies of Developing Countries Economic Factors or "International Conspiracy" Behind the Depressed Price of Gold? Translation from Al-Hayat , London, Friday, July 19, 2002 Al-Hayat is arguably the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00150.htm


13: Public information sparked kidnap investigation

Public information sparked the investigation which led to police foiling a kidnapping in Wellington tonight.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0207/S00035.htm


14: Who's Pulling Life Sciences' Strings?

Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is calling on the Life Sciences Network to come clean on whether multinational corporations are funding its pro-GE advertising activities.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00631.htm


15: Libertarianz Say: 'Roll Back the Welfare State'

The Liberarianz spokesman on welfare Sally O'Brien announced her party's policy on state welfare today. "We're going to end it," said O'Brien, simply. "We're going to abolish state welfare altogether and give you your money back so you can ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00214.htm


16: Govt Admits Win-Win Oz Deal Was A Lose-Lose

ACT Social Services Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said the Government has finally conceded its so-called `win-win' migration deal signed with Australia a year-and-a-half ago was a defeat for this Government and New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00615.htm


17: Guest Opinion: There's No Free Lunch

VIRTUAL silence reigns, in this election campaign, on our defence and security policies. This is bizarre, since what we do in defence carries heavy freight for our national future.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00167.htm


18: Green Party In Economic Backwoods

The Green Party does not agree that economic growth is a precursor for New Zealand's social wellbeing and effective environment management. This is a key finding of an analysis of political parties' economic growth policies by Business New Zealand, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00216.htm


19: Michael Cullen: Not a Safe Pair of Hands

The polls are pointing to a nightmare scenario: Michael Cullen atop the economy propped up by the fundamentalist Greens and the ever-erratic Winston Peters.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00603.htm


20: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00097.htm


21: Libertarianz - 'Single Issue' Policy

The Greens say that 'The Environment' is the single issue in this election campaign. Libertarianz environment deregulation spokesman Peter Cresswell agrees: "The single issue IS the environment," affirms Cresswell. "The human environment!"

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00212.htm


22: NO CRAP soldiers on

The controversial youth political website www.nocrap.org.nz http://www.nocrap.org.nz/ has received it's second complaint to the Electoral Commission, with claims the site encourages violence and features inappropriate language and content.*

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00224.htm


23: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00119.htm


24: Answer the questions Dr Cullen...

"Yesterday I challenged the Minister of Finance to answer 20 questions about how Labour's policies will help get New Zealand back to the top half of the OECD.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00616.htm


25: "Impoverished Future" For Retired Kiwis

"Superannuation polices of both major parties will insure that the 'well-earned Kiwi retirement' becomes a poorly-deserved impoverished future," says Grey Power's superannuation spokesperson Frank Moloney.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00219.htm


26: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 22/7/2002

ACT's tracking polls at the weekend put the party at 10 percent - that's 13 MPs. ACT's focus groups say Richard Prebble "won" the third party leaders' debate. Last week ACT's website received a record 500,000 hits.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00601.htm


27: RNZAF P3 Orion locates Nuclear Fuel Ship

A Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion successfully located at 9:30 AM the vessels carrying nuclear fuel, Defence Minister Mark Burton confirmed today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00589.htm


28: Peter Dunne's Actions Speak Louder than His Words

Alliance MP Liz Gordon is questioning how United Future leader Peter Dunne can claim to promote 'common sense' and pro family policies when his actions in Parliament over the past 2 and a half years have demonstrated that United Future is just a right-wing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00602.htm


29: Coalition Government is victim of own success

It may be because the election is set against a backdrop of threats and division.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00605.htm


30: Poll Watch: Press Poll - Anderton Safe In Wigram

A UMR Research Ltd poll on Wigram commissioned by The Press shows Progressive Coalition leader Jim Anderton comfortably winning his Wigram seat.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00156.htm

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