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

1: PI Editorial: Live, Damn You!

"The purpose of morality," said Ayn Rand, "is to teach you, not to suffer & die, but to enjoy yourself & live."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00022.htm


2: Satire: Inside Saddam Hussein's Diary

This is so much fun! Watching those harebrained idiots try to figure out what to do with me makes me smile. They couldn't get me under the last Bush who tried, and it's not going to be any easier this time.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00024.htm


3: David Miller: Why Asia is the US’s Real Problem

At a time when the US is concerned with forcing a change of leadership in Iraq and trying to find a solution to the Middle East conflict, its volatile relationship with China has once again come under the spotlight. Already this week, tension has ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00023.htm


4: Scoop Images: The View From The Top

With fingers crossed that the weather holds, Scoop is this week taking readers on a virtual visit to Whakapapa ski-field. For the benefit of foreign readers this is on Mt Ruapehu in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00021.htm


5: Laila Harre Speech To SPINZ

Good morning, and welcome to the first symposium of this kind in New Zealand. It’s great to be here with so many of the people who have made a big impression on me during my time as Minister of Youth Affairs, and a big supporter of SPINZ.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00024.htm


6: Upton-on-line: NZ General Election Special Issue

…upton-on-line reflects on the consequences of the 2002 NZ General Election for the centre-right of politics. (Results table on last page)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00014.htm


7: Howard's End: All Is Not Right In NZ Courts

No system of human justice is perfect, but we must all be concerned when the NZ Law Commission has received an unprecedented number of submissions who see the court system as expensive, slow, traumatising and exclusive when a devotion to justice ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00025.htm


8: The Real Deal: Stealing Enron

The rich are not getting richer. The rich are stealing. And the people doing the stealing for them have names and addresses.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00015.htm


9: Big News: Lets talk about coalition, baby

Big News with Dave Crampton Lets talk about coalition, baby, lets talk about you and me

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00018.htm


10: Icon Of Child Play Replaced after 20 years

An icon of child play and development will disappear from retail shelves in New Zealand and the World over this month after a presence of more than 20 years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00026.htm


11: Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington 5/8/2002

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Morgan Williams, is happy to accept a salary of $160,000 a year to tell the government it must modify its goal to make New Zealand a rich country again, and impose even more taxes and red tape.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00020.htm


12: The Saddam in Rumsfeld's Closet

“Man and the turtle are very much alike. Neither makes any progress without sticking his neck out.” —Donald Rumsfeld

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00017.htm


13: Urgent: stop the sale of Te Kuri!

this message is in two parts: 1) for those of you in Wellington; and 2) for those of you outside Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00015.htm


14: Stateside: Where have all the students gone?

That plastic comb I call a brain has attracted all manner of tissue-paper scraps this week. Iran, it seems, is about to host a celebration of its 7,000 years of history - in Cuba.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00016.htm


15: Dunne Outlines United Future's Plans

Speaking to the Rotary Club of Wellington today in his first major post election speech, United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, outlined his party's plans for the coming three years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00016.htm


16: Scoop Images: Blizzard Breaks Blue Sky Appears

Unfortunately our crossing of fingers didn't make the large low approaching the North Island dissappear and nobody is doing any skiing today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00027.htm


17: Kiwi habitat set to be rolled, crushed and burned

Kiwi habitat near Wanganui is set to be rolled, crushed and burned for pastoral farming in the next few weeks, says Forest and Bird.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00017.htm


18: TVNZ - A State-Owned Propaganda Machine

“Could it be that Labour MP David Benson-Pope’s recent attacks on the media are designed to disguise the increasing criticism that the media favoured Parties on the Left of the political spectrum,” asks Party Leader Graham Capill? The recent campaign ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00012.htm


19: United Future Must Push Labour On Sentencing

"United Future's absolute bottom line in any coalition negotiations must include changes to Labour's fatally flawed new Sentencing Act," says National's Justice spokesman Wayne Mapp.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00021.htm


20: Film Festivals, Perverts, “Baise-Moi” & Censorship

In an article entitled “Perverts and censors have a great deal in common”, Barbara Sumner-Burstyn expresses her disgust at the banning of the French sex-violence film “Baise-Moi”...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00019.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00079.htm


22: 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


23: Image: Amnesty International’s Freedom Week

The power of letters to free prisoners of conscience will be put to the test during Freedom Week, Amnesty International's new annual week of national fund-raising and awareness campaigning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00026.htm


24: Sludge Report #142: Richard Butler Is A CIA Asset

In This Edition: Senate Hearing On Iraq “Blitzkrieg” Now On - Richard Butler Is A U.S. Spy – A CIA Asset

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00006.htm


25: Deals Must Ensure Health Services Are Maintained

The Greens and United Future should assure New Zealanders that any coalition deal they make with Labour includes specific provision to maintain and improve health services, says National's Health spokesperson Roger Sowry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00023.htm


26: Swain Releases Commerce Commission Airport Study

Commerce Minister Paul Swain released the Commerce Commission’s final report on airport activities at Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch international airports today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00022.htm


27: Business, Government fail to grasp clean, green

Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today welcomed a new report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment saying New Zealand risks losing its economically valuable 'clean green' image unless it moves towards more sustainable development.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00019.htm


28: The Second Coming – A New Generation Of Formica

Formica is pushing the boundaries of laminate applications with the launch of exciting new laminates products and colours, plus new artworks in collaboration with Unitec School of Design students.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0208/S00012.htm


29: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Howard's End: All Is Not Right In NZ Courts - Perigo: Rex Law Is A Hero, Not A Criminal - My Last Bush: Saddam’s Dramatic Monologue - David Miller: Meanwhile, On The China Front - Court Rules Against Areva In Greenpeace Case

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00029.htm


30: PCE's sustainable development report

Forest and Bird today urged the Government to release its own draft sustainable development strategy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00014.htm

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