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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.

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 ...

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.

4: Recount Efforts Move Forward In Ohio & New Mexico

As recounts begin in all several Ohio counties today, and the New Mexico Secretary of State stalls New Mexico's recount efforts, state electors will meet across the country to cast their votes.

5: U.S. Rep. Conyers: What have they to hide?

Yesterday, it came to the attention of the House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff that efforts to audit poll records in Greene County, Ohio are being obstructed by County Election officials and/or Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell. According ...

6: Complete US Exit Poll Data Confirms Net Suspicions 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 ...

7: Cartoons: Save The Speedway From The Ignorant Rich

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8: Quantum Leap: TVNZ Doubled Salaries – In 1996

Today the Dominion-Post reported that TVNZ presenter Judy Bailey had almost doubled her salary from reportedly around $430,000 to around $800,000 per annum. Scoop after many months of writing letters to the Ombudsman is now able to show that there is ...

9: 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.

10: 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.

11: Questions for Oral Answer -Tuesday, 14 Dec 2004

Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in her Minister of Police; if so, why?

12: For Nuclear Brazil, It’s Good to Have Friends

• Secrecy shrouding Brazil’s nuclear capabilities, suspected technological advances and provocative statements made by Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva during his presidential campaign alarmed U.S. nuclear control advocates. But, according to Secretary of State ...

13: Playing Spy Scrabble

When it comes to spying, acronyms tend to run short: CIA, DIA, DINA, ECHELON, KGB, MI6, NSA, ASIO, KCIA and, to stretch the sample, Mossad. With regard to New Zealand’s intelligence services, the subject is gathered in short fours: SIS, EAB, GCSB and ...

14: Bailey's $800,000 Salary Obscene - Peters

New Zealand First has called on the Government to stop TVNZ paying obscenely high salaries to its staff following revelations that newsreader Judy Bailey has been given a $400,000 pay rise, taking her annual pay cheque to $800,000.

15: Prime Minister's Post Cabinet Press Conference

Ahmed Zaoui's bail release dominated the PM's press conference. The PM had previously stood firm on not reforming the failed Immigration Act until the Zaoui case concluded. But She's flip-flopped. Kevin List reports...

16: Tribute to Arthur Lydiard

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

17: ACT's The Letter Is In

UNION VICTORY As we predicted, media stories of amendments to the Civil Union Bill were just stories. All amendments were defeated. Richard Worth, who tabled the most amendments, didn't even stay to argue for them. This convinced MPs he hadn't actually ...

18: 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

19: Porirua Shopping Centre Maori Protest Midday

On Tuesday 14th of December at 12:00pm at the Porirua Shopping Centre Maori and supporters will hold a protest at a Chinese emporium which is copying symbols and designs belonging to Maori and Pacific Island peoples. These designs include The ...

20: Amway, Republicans & That Old Time Religion

Eric Scheibeler's book new, Merchants of Deception, [*] is a first hand account of the author’s recruitment into the Amway cult, his rapid advancement as a recruiter of others, and his final awakening after many years of mind-dulling dedication to ...

21: Public Address 14/12/04 - Advancing Australia

God, I love Australians, but more on that later. For now, still stranger thoughts collide high above the Tasman. The dual sensations of grossly accumulating air miles while remaining static in the aircraft's interior; the chilly, heavily air-conditioned ...

22: New Revelations At Congressional Vote Hearings

Startling new revelations about Ohio's presidential vote have been uncovered as Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee join Rev. Jesse Jackson in Columbus, the state capital, on Monday, Dec. 13, to hold a rare field hearing into election malfeasance ...

23: David Miller: 'It will not be over by Christmas'

The expression ‘it will all be over by Christmas’ has ringed out numerous times throughout the history of war. The most famous example was at the onset of the First World War when the peoples of the warring European nations claimed that their armies would ...

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.

25: TV3 Did Not Pursue Judy Bailey

TV3 says that speculation in this morning’s Dominion Post that it approached Judy Bailey to work for them is entirely wrong.

26: 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 ...

27: PM must address mother of all salaries

ACT Leader Rodney Hide today described Television New Zealand's latest "mother of all salaries" as a major embarrassment for Helen Clark who over the years has piled pressure on the state broadcaster to end any extravagance.

28: The evidence is clear: dump Hawkins

National's Police spokesman, Tony Ryall, says the evidence has never been clearer - Police Minister George Hawkins must be dumped before he does further damage to the Police.

29: Redressing The Balance: The Men's Manifesto

The social landscape of New Zealand will be need to be changed dramatically if men are to have a “fair go” in New Zealand society, according to James Nicolle, Coordinator of the Men's Coalition.

30: Govt to nominate Margaret Wilson for Speaker

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that the government’s nomination for the position of Speaker following the retirement of the Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt next year will be the Hon Margaret Wilson.


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