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

1: Statisticians Refute 'Explanation' of Exit Poll

Discrepancies in New Edison/Mitofsky Report and Urge Investigation of U.S. Presidential Election Results.

2: Why the country needs the Greens

A speech at the first sitting of Parliament for 2005, delivered by Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons

3: Dr Don Brash Explains How To Fine Tune An MP

National Party Leader, Don Brash, today explained why the fine-tuning of his party's election year line up included demoting Katherine Rich from the opposition front benches.

4: Bush Admin Knew - Childhood Vaccines Cause Autism

Vaccines are the only drugs that American children are mandated to receive. Although it may be true that vaccines are mandated by state governments, the decision to mandate a vaccine is based on the recommendations of Federal advisory committees.

5: Tidal Wave Of Illness Strikes The Cruise Industry

Her name is ms Veendam and she’s described by her owner, Holland America Line as “A masterpiece of the shipbuilder’s art”.

6: ''Imperialism Is Not Invincible'' - Hugo Chavez

"Imperialism Is Not Invincible" Venezuela’s Chavez Closes World Social Forum with Call to Transcend Capitalism Monday, Jan 31, 2005 By: Cleto A. Sojo -

7: Rt. Hon Helen Clark - Statement to Parliament

2005 began with the international response to the catastrophe caused by the tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Worldwide, hearts were touched by the appalling death toll, the plight of the survivors, and the sight of the devastated communities.

8: Condoleeza Rice Remarks at Town Hall Meeting

Remarks at Town Hall Meeting Secretary Condoleeza Rice Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC January 31, 2005

9: Rt Hon Winston Peters - Speech In Reply

"It’s easy to understand why some politicians give politics a bad name. My advice to visitors to Wellington this week is that if you're hanging around with nothing to do and the zoo is closed, come over to Parliament, you'll get the same kind of ...

10: William Rivers Pitt: The Story of the Ghost

''United States officials were surprised and heartened today at the size of turnout in South Vietnam's presidential election despite a Vietcong terrorist campaign to disrupt the voting.'' - NYT September 4, 1967

11: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 2 February

Questions to Ministers 1. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has he received on benefit restructuring?

12: Roger Kerr Speech - The Size Of Nations

From time to time people question whether New Zealand’s small size and geographical remoteness hold back its economic performance. For example, David Skilling, now chief executive of the New Zealand Institute, has claimed that these factors constrain ...

13: Judith Collins off to a bad start

National's new welfare spokesperson Judith Collins got off to a bad start this morning when she denied having suggested that beneficiaries "sit around all day watching Sky TV, living off the taxpayer, letting their children run riot and getting stoned", ...

14: Aid Finally Arriving to Devastated Guyana

Over the last five weeks floods have ravaged Guyana, killing six, causing enormous property damage as well as displacing thousands and affecting over half of the country’s population.

15: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 2 February

1. Benefits—Restructuring Reports 2. Economy—Prime Minister's Comments 3. Families—Labour Force Participation 4. School Fees—State Secondary Schools 5. Savings—Beneficiaries and Low-income Earners 6. Corrections, Department—Emergency Response Unit 7. Orthopaedics—Operations ...

16: Public Address 02/02/05 - Olden Days

Does Don Brash actually want women to vote National? Yesterday, he demoted Katherine Rich - when he didn't really need to - to give himself an all-male front bench. He later declared he wasn't going to have a woman there just to satisfy "political correctness"...

17: Rodney Hide replies to PM's address to Parliament

"We have no confidence in this government and nor do New Zealanders. They are sick of Helen Clark and her nanny state approach to New Zealand.

18: Peak Oil and The Sociology of Knowledge

The significance in differences in argument between what Colin Campbell terms the ''flat-earth fraternity'' and Peak Oil theorists is profound.

19: Judith Collins Speech -Clevedon Lions Nov 2002

This is the full text of the speech by Judith Collins that has led to some debate between Ms Collins and Minister of Social Welfare, Steve Maharey, The speech is available on Ms Collins website.

20: 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.

21: Scoop Poll Watch: Herald DigiPoll 1.2.05:

Labour 44.8 National 35.3 Greens 6.9 NZ First 4.7 United Future 3.0 ACT 1.6 Maori 1.5 Alliance 0.6 Christian Heritage, Destiny NZ 0.4 Progressives 0.2 Mana Maori 0.1

22: Labour offers civil servants carrot

The Labour Government is forking out taxpayers' money to encourage civil servants in the Ministry of Economic Development to join Labour-friendly unions, ACT MP Ken Shirley revealed today.

23: Anderton: The time for Social Justice is now

Hon Jim Anderton Progressive Party leader - Speech on the Opening of Parliament 2005 2 February 2005

24: What They're Not Telling You About the 'Election'

The day of blood and elections has passed, and the blaring trumpets of corporate media hailing it as a successful show of ''democracy'' have subsided to a dull roar.

25: Dump the NCEA? Dump The Whole Stinkin' Ministry

Peter Osborne, the Libertarianz Spokesman to Deregulate Education today applauded Act MP, Deborah Coddington's call to allow school dumping of the NCEA.

26: UQ Wire: The Creeping Police State

When viewed as a whole, the post 9/11 'security state' seems less about protecting us from terrorism, and more about population control and quelling dissent.

27: Brash - Speech: Address-In-Reply

"I move that this House has no confidence in the Government led by Helen Clark who, given the opportunity to outline her vision for New Zealand, has failed to even identify the big challenges which lie ahead for our nation;"

28: Ghost Stories Haunting Thailand's Tsunami Zones

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Many Thais believe ghosts are wandering tsunami-hit beaches, spooking taxi drivers, making the Andaman Sea hungry for more victims, and jinxing an economic recovery for devastated resorts.

29: Maharey says anything to hide his inaction

"Steve Maharey should offer New Zealanders a cast iron assurance that there are absolutely no beneficiaries who 'sit around all day watching Sky TV, living off the taxpayer, letting their children run riot and getting stoned'," says National Party Welfare ...

30: Kiwis flying to Norfolk Island

Travellers from New Zealand are visiting Norfolk Island more than ever before. New Zealand visitor numbers to the sub-tropical island in 2004 are up 40 per cent on the previous year.


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