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

1: Big News: Now You've Dunne It

United Future may well have been the most irrelevant party in Parliament during the last term but it is currently the party everyone is talking about. One of the talking points will be how the eight new United Future MP’s – all of them Christians - perform ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00231.htm


2: Scoop Images: Overloaded Boat Heading For NZ

“The information we have is that there are 56 male Sri Lankans on a grossly overloaded fibreglass boat which is only 60 feet long. Our information suggests that they are not actually genuine asylum seekers, they are Sinhilese Sri Lankans. They are single ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00230.htm


3: 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


4: Independent gets hopelessly over-excited

Finance Minister Michael Cullen today flatly denied a suggestion in The Independent that the government had signed a “some form of preliminary agreement” for a deal between Qantas and Air New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00716.htm


5: NITA: Bush Straps On His Anti-Gravity Belt

Puzzling over the president’s vow to “crush” the world’s “worst” leaders, we wondered if the following story about Boeing’s research might explain it. He is just a little giddy, as are the idiots who put this out in this summer’s silly season.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00228.htm


6: UQ Wire: Connecting Dots - Profits Of Death Pt. 3

Profits Of Death Part Three - The Mother Of All Enrons - All Roads Lead To Deustchebank And Harken Energy, George W’s Own 1991 Insider Trading Scam

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00229.htm


7: Pressure on United Future's principles

The heat will come on United Future this week as those that put them into Parliament watch to see if they succumb to the trappings of government, or stick to their principles as they work through a coalition agreement, says National's Gerry Brownlee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00720.htm


8: United Future's position on Genetic Modification

United Future's position is as follows: We support an extremely cautious approach to GE. Indeed we feel that the original Government decisons following the Royal Commission's Report were at the 'outer limit of acceptability'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00719.htm


9: Extortion and Bribery are Crimes! Only for Some

"Put your money where your mouth is Mr Williamson and resign." demanded Peter Osborne, the Libertarianz Associate Spokesman for Education Deregulation after hearing Morris Williamson calling for a major clean out of the National Party following ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00286.htm


10: Scoop Satire: Listen To Your Editors

And the Lord sent to the Earth his exalted Editors, and the Editors spake to the people saying 'This is thus and thus is that.' And the people did know the word of God. - The Book of Rupert, chapter 7, verse 4.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00226.htm


11: Live Election Results: Party Vote Status Table

ON THIS PAGE: Live Election Results - Overall Status (Party Vote) - Polling Places Counted - Total Votes Counted - Special Votes - This Page is updated every minute - PRESS REFRESH FOR LATEST RESULTS....

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00206.htm


12: Please explain, Dr Cullen

Finance Minister, Michael Cullen, must explain why he was keeping the increasingly apparent deal between Air New Zealand and Qantas secret during the election campaign, says National Finance spokesperson David Carter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00717.htm


13: Feedback: Profit - Then and Now

Maree Howard writes that young Kiwis "mostly voted for parties of the left" and asserts that "in New Zealand the role of business and profit seems to be little understood." She then offers us a lovely little anthropological ditty ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00227.htm


14: Iraqi Military Build-up On Kuwait Border

Scoop's intelligence sources have reported that Kuwait has drafted emergency plans and cancelled all leave for its civil defence employees until further notice as its military officials report an Iraqi build-up on its border.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00223.htm


15: Reflections of an Independent Candidate

The day after the election, I created a bonfire and burned all my election material.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00219.htm


16: Labour Thrilled by Tamaki Turnabout

Saturday's election result saw Labour winning the party vote in Tamaki and Clem Simich's majority slashed to just under 1200 votes. This result shows that Labour can win in Tamaki and that this electorate cannot be seen as a safe blue ribbon seat by National ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00288.htm


17: David Miller: Where to From Here?

If you were worried about the course of the next parliament during the campaign then you should be most fearful now.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00218.htm


18: Sludge Report #141 – Negotiating With A Spider

In This Edition: Negotiating With A Spider - Discussions On The Tuffet - Speaking Of Spiders, Of With Her Head

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00222.htm


19: Greens Took Three Hours To Betray Their Principles

“When Jeanette Fitzsimons offered the Greens’ support for Labour’s budget on Saturday night she betrayed one of her party’s fundamental principles – to keep GE in the lab” claims New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00708.htm


20: Greens Pose Threat to NZ-US Trade Breakthrough

The Prime Minister must be careful not to jeopardise New Zealand's chances of a free trade deal with the United States, by allowing the Greens to have undue influence in the next government, ACT Deputy Leader Ken Shirley says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00713.htm


21: Come on, Helen - get with the Program: Mild Greens

"I say it is time to revisit our current policy on marijuana, and to implement more appropriate and effective policy" - Helen Clark (Hamilton, 1994).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00285.htm


22: ACT Challenges Labour to Come Clean on Welfare

ACT Social Services Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today challenged the Labour Government to spell out its plan to turn around the growing numbers of long term benefit-dependent New Zealanders.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00712.htm


23: Conduct Of Monetary Policy

During the election campaign there was significant comment about monetary policy and speculation about what the Government should establish by way of an agreement with the new Reserve Bank Governor. Much of this comment focused on the relationship ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00287.htm


24: ACT Leader Remains in Hospital

Mr Prebble has been transferred from 24-hour observation to a general ward, where his condition is improving.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00710.htm


25: Labour’s Infighting Already Started

New Zealand First Leader and MP for Tauranga, Rt Hon Winston Peters, has revealed that there is already a deep division among Labour MPs over the pending appointment of Jim Anderton as a Cabinet Minister.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00704.htm


26: Sludge Report #140 - Reading The Entrails

In This Edition: Reading The Entrails Of Election 2002 - “She’s A Hard Road Finding The Perfect Prime Minister” - Advice For The Meat In The Sandwich

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00215.htm


27: Feedback: Sludge on Holland

I take it someone has already corrected your boo-boo about Harry Holland. Helen Clark was referring to arch-conservative PM Sid Holland, and not the Marxist Labour leader who died in 1933. [Can we fix this? Yes we can! - C.D. Sludge.]

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00220.htm


28: Preston Peet: How to Be a Successful Drug Dealer

How the People Seldom Catch Intelligence- (or... How to Be a Successful Drug Dealer) By Preston Peet * - Editor drugwar.com

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00202.htm


29: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Big News: The Rise Of Christian Politics - GM Policy – Who Said What About GE? - Six Months In A Leaky Boat? - Qantas Air New Zealand Deal Flatly Denied - Business Confidence Tumbles - The Mother Of All Enrons

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00232.htm


30: Young Nick’s Head decision not due on 4 August

Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today that the government would not be in any position to make an announcement on the future of Young Nick’s Head on 4 August.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00718.htm

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