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

1: Bald-Faced Lies About Black Box Voting Machines

Diebold voting machines are used in 37 states. The entire state of Ohio is considering dumping its old system to buy Diebold. Georgia already did. The Diebold files, supposedly secret voting machine files left on an unprotected web site for nearly six years ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00078.htm


2: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm


3: 47 State Exit Poll Analysis Confirms Swing Anomaly

" In the 12 critical states (CO,FL,MI,MN,NE,NV,NH,NM,OH,PA,WI,IA) the average discrepancy was a 2.5% red shift (= total movement of 5.0%), nearly twice that in the safe states. " - Jonathan Simon

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00142.htm


4: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00211.htm


5: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm


6: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 16 Nov. 2004

1. Employment—Labour Market 2. Health, Minister—Confidence 3. Foreshore and Seabed Bill—Policy Development 4. Early Childhood Education—Free Education Policy 5. Communications Centres, Police—Pîhâ Incident 6. Prime Minister—Travel and Police Escorts 7. Crime—Police ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00370.htm


7: Musicians Band Together for Ahmed Zaoui

Ahmed Zaoui may not be able to hear the music from his cell in Mt Eden Remand Prison, but that won't stop some of Auckland's best-known artists from performing a fundraising concert in his honour, at the Kings Arms, on Sunday 21 November.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00020.htm


8: Reflections on President Arafat Under Occupation

1. Not in his name: Palestinian Jew speaks out against `apartheid state' 2. The vitality of the source - eyewitness report from the funeral By Uri Avnery 3. A letter from Palestine to my fellow Americans Ryan Borgen writing from Ramallah, occupied West ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00182.htm


9: Amb. OAS - World Affairs Council of San Antonio

Ambassador John F. Maisto, U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States Remarks to the World Affairs Council of San Antonio San Antonio, TX November 5, 2004

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00193.htm


10: Gull Petroleum Drop Fuel Prices

As part of Gull Petroleum’s ongoing commitment to the consumers Gull is pleased to announce a 2 cent drop in fuel prices

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00229.htm


11: Daniel Hopsicker: The Big Fix 2004 (Part 1)

An investigation into the surprisingly-sordid history of America’s “election services industry” has revealed that executives and owners of the two largest companies, E S & S and Sequoia Pacific, have been convicted of bribery and suborning public officials ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00223.htm


12: Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!

In This Edition: Bigger Than Watergate! - How To Rig An Election In The United States - Fantasy vs Reality - How We Discovered The Backdoor - Evidence Of Motive - Evidence Of Opportunity - Evidence Of Method - Evidence Of Prior Conduct - Consistent Unexplained ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00064.htm


13: Public Address 17/11/04 - Have A Go

I can't help but think that the National Party's refusal to participate in the government's constitutional review indicates a fatal lack of confidence. Even if everything Don Brash said about the review yesterday is true - that it is a political move aimed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00224.htm


14: Explaining the 2004 Election Disaster To Europeans

Thank you for your long, handwritten letter (don't see many of those these days). Yes, I know that our election and our vote-counting process do not make sense to you citizens of Europe. But I'll try to answer your questions as best as I can -- ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00225.htm


15: US Greens: Recount in Ohio a Sure Thing

On Thursday, David Cobb, the Green Party’s 2004 presidential candidate, announced his intention to seek a recount of the vote in Ohio. Since the required fee for a statewide recount is $113,600, the only question was whether that money could be ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00164.htm


16: Faun Otter: Vote Fraud - Exit Polls Vs Actuals

Within parts of the U.S. progressive community there is already widespread concern that electronic voting fraud may provide an explanation for the astonishing 8 million vote gain made by George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential U.S. election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00072.htm


17: Electricity market summary - 14 Nov 2004

Wholesale electricity market summary for the week ending 14 November 2004

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00225.htm


18: Maori Party Appalled At Foreshore And Seabed Fiasc

‘Dr Cullen’s belief that the Foreshore and Seabed Bill will result in a ‘swing of Maori support back to Labour’ is nothing more than a delusion’ said Mrs Turia today after the second reading of the Foreshore and Seabed Bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00368.htm


19: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00234.htm


20: Reserve Bank Says External Debt Needs Stabilising

Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Adrian Orr is warning that the rise in New Zealand's external debt in recent years stresses the need for policies to promote the soundness of the financial sector. That's come in a speech in Napier to the New Zealand Society ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00233.htm


21: Don Brash Writes - No. 44, 17 November 2004

An uncritical media has been suckered into accepting a line of Government spin which suggests that National has not released any policy, or is holding everything back until the election. Candidates and MPs are regularly challenged about this.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00378.htm


22: New organisation to develop New Zealand’s leaders

Concern among top New Zealand business and community leaders about the country’s lack of focus on and value of leadership has seen the launch today of Leadership New Zealand, a new organisation set to foster and develop our emerging leaders.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00234.htm


23: The Dawn of a Peoples Republic of New Zealand

Plans are afoot to structure a Peoples Republic Party which would seek a mandate from the electorate to cut ties with the monarchy. The party has applied to the Electoral Commission to register as a political party.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00131.htm


24: Ohio Election Officials Held Back Voting Machines

One telling piece of evidence was entered into the record at the Saturday, November 13 public hearing on election irregularities and voter suppression held by nonpartisan voter rights organizations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00215.htm


25: Labour spin starts to unravel on seabed

“The Labour Party spin, which has been so warmly embraced by some sections of the media, is beginning to unravel around the foreshore and seabed law,” says National Party Maori Affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00372.htm


26: Turia Speech Foreshore and Seabed Bill 2nd Reading

Tariana Turia, Co-leader, Maori Party Second Reading, Foreshore and Seabed Bill, 16 November 2004

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00369.htm


27: Fallujah Eyewitness Account: Tragedy Engulfs City

US and Iraqi forces are locked in desperate street battles against insurgents in the Iraqi city of Falluja. The BBC News website spoke by phone to Fadhil Badrani, a journalist in Falluja who reports for the BBC World Service in Arabic.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00209.htm


28: Rule By Theft – Reconstructing The Crime

Massive irregularities in the November 2 presidential vote count “will probably lead to congressional hearings in the Committee on the Judiciary,” predicts Rep. John Conyers, the committee’s ranking Democrat and longest sitting member of the Congressional ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00220.htm


29: Mark Crispin Miller: Let’s Get Real

Bush & company’s theft of the election was a crime so obvious that it requires more effort to deny than to affirm. This rip-off was as flagrant as the L.A. cops’ assault on Rodney King, Kerry’s stellar soldiering in Vietnam, or Bush’s lousy record in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00221.htm


30: Michael Savage would be spinning in his grave

Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald is calling on the Prime Minister to observe her own party's founding principles before she signs up to free trade agreements with China and Thailand at this weekend's APEC meeting in Chile.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00384.htm

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