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

1: New Study: More Absentee Votes than Voters in Ohio

A careful review of the absentee vote in one Ohio county revealed that many more absentee votes were cast than there were absentee voters identified.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00154.htm


2: Ohio Recount Affidavit - Richard Hayes Phillips

I, RICHARD HAYES PHILLIPS, do swear and affirm the following: 1. I hold a Ph.D. in geomorphology from the University of Oregon. I am a professional hydrologist and am well versed in standard techniques of statistical analysis, with special expertise ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00167.htm


3: 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


4: Complete US Exit Poll Data Confirms Net Suspicions

Scoop.co.nz is delighted to be able today to publish a full set of 4pm exit poll data for the first time on the Internet since the US election. The data emerged this evening NZT in a post on the Democratic Underground website under the forum name ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00227.htm


5: PM's Address: Asia-Pacific Network Dinner

This is a timely gathering, coming so soon after both the APEC and the ASEAN Summits in which New Zealand has been fully involved.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00291.htm


6: Indymedia: 1000s Women Murdered For Snuff Movies

Claims have surfaced on Indymedia that thousands of women and young children have been murdered in Latin America. The writer claims the murders have been recorded for a thriving snuff movie industry worth millions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00166.htm


7: Public Address 13/12/04 - Smells Like ...

That thing up about body odour being an issue in smokefree pubs: it's for real. In the crowd about three metres back from the stage at the Checks show on Friday night the air was alive with the various aromas of eau de teenage hormone; the sort of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00143.htm


8: New Zealander Deported from Hong Kong

Jenny Lee, a New Zealand citizen, was detained in the Hong Kong airport on 6th December night. Hong Kong police denied her request to call the New Zealand consulate in Hong Kong and a lawyer, Ten police officers seized the elderly woman forced her onto a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00174.htm


9: Police Suppress Media At Anti-Bypass March

Over 100 protesters marched through busy Wellington streets at Midday to challenge the construction of the Te Aro 'Bypass'. The mood of the protest was buoyant and defiant. As the march approached Tonks Ave, it became louder as police rapidly moved ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00141.htm


10: Baxter Hunger Strikers Enter Second Week

"At the start of the second week of the hunger strike at the Baxter detention centre, still 25 Iranians are on a hunger strike."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00155.htm


11: Repatriation Is Soaring In Africa

With an unprecedented number of repatriation operations underway in Africa, the United Nations refugee agency today launched a $1.1 billion appeal, nearly $100 million more than in 2004, to fund its work for next year to care for some 17 million refugees ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00176.htm


12: Powell Remarks With Dutch Youth on Twee Vandaag

MR. VISSER: Welcome everybody, here in The Hague. He was born 67 years ago in New York City. He studied geology, joined the army and look at him now. He became the youngest National Security Advisor ever in the history of the United States. He became ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00159.htm


13: Is The Annexation Of Canada Part Of Bush's Agenda?

Territorial control over Canada is part of Washington's geopolitical and military agenda as formulated in April 2002 by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00345.htm


14: Terra Nullius Claimed At Australian Commission

Today twelve protesters scaled the fences of the Australian High Commission in Thorndon (Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand) in solidarity with actions for indigenous justice and in opposition to police brutality against First Nation peoples in Australia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00142.htm


15: Paul Levy: The Madness Of George W. Bush

George W. Bush is ill. He has a psycho-spiritual dis-ease of the soul, a sickness that is endemic to our culture and symptomatic of the times we live in. It's an illness that has been with us since time immemorial.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00132.htm


16: 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


17: Images: Departing LOTR Stars Meet Their Planes

The Lord of the Ring's stars come face to face with themselves on the side of Air NZ planes as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00024.htm


18: Inquiry into Crown Law needed over Zaoui debacle

The Greens are calling for an inquiry into the Crown Law Office in the wake of its failure to win any of the five legal proceedings against Ahmed Zaoui.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00293.htm


19: Link: Naomi Klein On The Killing Of Iraq Witnesses

David T Johnson, Acting ambassador, US Embassy, London Dear Mr Johnson, On November 26, your press counsellor sent a letter to the Guardian taking strong exception to a sentence in my column of the same day .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00134.htm


20: Telecom Must Withdraw Phone Ad Exploiting Children

Green MP Sue Kedgley is calling on Telecom to withdraw an ad for its cell phones which targets young children.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00304.htm


21: Powell IV With Middle East Broadcasting Center

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, first thank you very much for taking the time to see us. SECRETARY POWELL: My pleasure. QUESTION: There is no doubt that today is a historical day in many senses. What do you feel you have accomplished today?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00165.htm


22: Put some turkey on the table, Dr Cullen

National’s Finance spokesman, John Key, is challenging the Government to buy every New Zealander a turkey for Christmas.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00285.htm


23: Tribute to Arthur Lydiard

Sport and Recreation Minister Trevor Mallard today paid tribute to kiwi sporting great Arthur Lydiard who passed away yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00302.htm


24: Australia to Boost Iraqi Army Training

Australian Defence Force personnel will soon be deployed to Iraq to provide crucial logistics training for the Iraqi Armed Forces, Defence Minister Robert Hill announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00181.htm


25: A War Of Self-Defense Or Of Criminal Self-Interest

When UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan points out that US actions in Iraq constitute an illegal war most Americans think of this as a technicality:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00139.htm


26: New Appointments At NZ Trade And Enterprise

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Investment New Zealand have recently made a number of new appointments.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0412/S00200.htm


27: Cellphone companies should stop targeting children

Green MP Sue Kedgley is calling on Telecom and other phone companies to stop exploitative targeting of young children in their advertising campaigns for cell phones.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00292.htm


28: Powell: Conclusion of the Forum For the Future

Remarks With Moroccan Foreign Minister Benaissa, Moroccan Finance Minister Oualalou and U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow at the Conclusion of the Forum For the Future

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00164.htm


29: Christmas Strawberries Expanding The Ozone Hole?

Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley is shocked that the Government has broken its promise to stop use of ozone-depleting gas, methyl bromide for agricultural purposes by 1 January, 2005.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00309.htm


30: Cartoons: Save The Speedway From The Ignorant Rich

Go to speedwayclub.co.nz and sign the petition to keep Western Springs alive… Click for big version Click for big version Click for big version

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0412/S00099.htm


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