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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: U.S. Election: Exit Poll Comparison Shows Evidence Of Ballot Fraud
Tokelau Leaders Arrive in NZ To Discuss Island's Future
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Yet Another Latin American Democracy Votes Left
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: Kerry Concedes U.S. Presidential Election
U.S. Election: Rosalea's Election Reflections
U.S. Election: The Hangover
US Election: Reaction To Bush Election Victory

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Meditations: Learning To Live Inwardly
Scoop Image: At Least We Still Have The Sky
Hard News & More Is There!

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Mixed Reactions And Ructions Greet Report Back Of Foreshore Bill
Pay Attention To Potentially Poisoned Land Urge Parliamentarians
Dunne Thinks ACT PR Dept May Be Seeking Inspiration From Nazi Party
ANZUS Commitment To Climate Change Minus US Component
Messy Farming Methods Get Rocket from Greens
NZ First Looks Out For Potential Maori Meningitis Sufferers
Alexander Gets Into Landlords Corner In Tenancy Bout

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

- For Thursday's questions & answers see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - Thursday, 4 November [1] . For Wednesday's see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 3 Nov. 2004 [2] and Tuesday's see¡­ Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 2 Nov. 2004 [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00123.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00080.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00059.htm

LEAD STORY:
U.S. Election: Exit Poll Comparison Shows Evidence Of Ballot Fraud

- 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. See... Faun Otter: Vote Fraud - Exit Polls Vs Actuals [1] MORE ON E-VOTING FRAUD: - Wired - Scoop Link: Watchdogs Spot E-Vote Glitches [2] - Diebold - BSNewswire: Diebold To Patent "+1" Operation [3] For Much More on this issue see Scoop's groundbreaking coverage of BLACK BOX VOTING [4] ALSO:CLICK FOR SCOOP US ELECTION FULL COVERAGE [5] & SCOOP.CO.NZ RECOMMENDED U.S. ELECTION LINKS [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00072.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00074.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00055.htm
[4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup
[5] - #sow
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00056.htm


Tokelau Leaders Arrive in NZ To Discuss Island's Future

- Tokelau representatives in NZ for talks on future Tokelau's six-member Council for Ongoing Government arrives in Wellington today ahead of discussions on the atoll group's future political status and relationship with New Zealand. See... Tokelau representatives in NZ for talks on future [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00093.htm

MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • New List Of Shame Gives Details Of Animal Cruelty [2]
  • "Hen Hell" would be a better description [3]
  • Locally Made TV Finds Appreciative Audience [4]
  • A Celebration of M¨¡ori Academic Excellence [5]
  • Skin Cancer Treatment Launches For Kiwi Summer [6]

  • [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00038.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00037.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0411/S00032.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0411/S00013.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0411/S00016.htm


    Yet Another Latin American Democracy Votes Left

    - Leftist candidate Tabar Vasquez will likely secure an absolute majority in the first round of Uruguay's presidential elections, continuing the trend of left-leaning presidents elected in Latin American countries struggling under the effects of Washington-prescribed neo-liberal economic policies. See... Cambio a la Uruguaya: Another Domino Falls [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00037.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • U.S. Nov 3: National Day Of Direct Action And Protest [1]
  • Colombia's Progress in Fighting Narcoterrorism [2]
  • Liberia's Warring Militias Officially Disband [3]
  • PNG's Somare 'Glad' Aussie Journalist Detained [4]
  • Outrage over Colombia¡¯s trade unionist expulsion [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00059.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00057.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00054.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00052.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00050.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK:


    CLICK FOR ELECTION RESULTS CHARTS - VIA C-SPAN


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0411/S00022.htm
    This Chimp Bowed Out Today

    Kerry Concedes U.S. Presidential Election

    - Earlier today, I spoke to President Bush, and I offered him and Laura our congratulations on their victory. We had a good conversation and we talked about the danger of division in our country and the need - the desperate need - for unity, for finding the common ground, coming together. Today, I hope that we can begin the healing. In America it is vital that every vote count, and that every vote be counted. But the outcome should be decided by voters, not a protracted legal process. See... John Kerry Concession Address at Fanueil Hall [1] A LONG NIGHT - BLOW BY BLOW: - NEWSFLASH: AP Reports Kerry Has Conceded [2] - NEWSFLASH: Dirty Tricks In Ohio & More [3] - NEWSFLASH: Halfway Gone, All Eyes On Ohio [4] - NEWSFLASH: Exit Polls Say Kerry & Credit Women [5] - NEWSFLASH: First Exit Poll Results Favour Kerry [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00053.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00065.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00064.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00063.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00057.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00054.htm


    U.S. Election: Rosalea's Election Reflections

    - I know I can be churlish and critical and downright negative about these united States, but I will admit that today, 2 November 2004, the immigrant dream came true for me here. See... Stateside With Rosalea: An Election Aside [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00060.htm


    U.S. Election: The Hangover

    - I want a ride on the Elephant. You are now Republican through and through. You are ‘God’s Country.’ In the Senate, in the House and in the Presidential offices. Your new Supreme Court nominees can overturn Roe v. Wade. See... Am Johal: Republican America! Republican Forever! [1] MORE POST ELECTION COMMENT: - Russell Brown - HARD NEWS 04/11/04 - Get Yer Evangelicals Out [2] - Daniel Patrick Welch - We Are Here! We Are Here! [3] - Fitrakis - Eminem Was Right About The Buckeye State ''Mosh'' [4] - John Chuckman - Chuckman Cartoon: Response To US Election Result [5] For Pre-Election Comment see... STORY OF THE WEEK: The US Election (2) [6] - STORY OF THE WEEK: The US Election (1) [7]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00071.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00070.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00069.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00068.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00067.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0411/S00058.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0411/S00017.htm


    US Election: Reaction To Bush Election Victory

    The Green Party is calling on the Government to take a more pro-active role in standing up for international human rights’ conventions than it did in the first term of George W. Bush’s presidency. See... Locke urges Govt: ‘Stand up to Bush’ [1] MORE REACTION: - National - Business as usual - no sight of free trade deal [2] - Govt. - PM congratulates President Bush [3] - Nov 3. Coalition - Nov 3: National Day Of Direct Action And Protest [4] - UN - Annan Congratulates Bush On Re-Election [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00088.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00097.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00089.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00059.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00051.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Meditations: Learning To Live Inwardly

    - Whether one calls it meditation, mindfulness, or simply awareness, learning the art of undivided observation is essential to staying inwardly alive and young in this decisive age. See... Martin LeFevre: The True Fountain of Youth [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00075.htm


    Scoop Image: At Least We Still Have The Sky

    - An amazing sunset spotted last night in the MacKenzie Country by Scoop reader Susan Gregains. The lake in foreground is Pukaki. See... Scoop Image: A Sunset To Inspire [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00073.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - Clearly, Karl Rove got his four million evangelical Christians. That is the number reckoned to have stayed away from the polls in 2000, and, by coincidence, almost exactly Bush's margin in the popular vote in 2004... See... Public Address 04/11/04 - Get Yer Evangelicals Out [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00070.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Mixed Reactions And Ructions Greet Report Back Of Foreshore Bill

    - The Maori Party is astounded that despite a tidal wave of opposition to the Bill, there are very few, if any, changes made to reflect that the people’s views have been taken into account. See... Turia: Foreshore And Seabed Bill [1] MORE: - Govt - Report back on Foreshore and Seabed Bill [2] - Greens - Maori land is lost again [3] - National - Govt speaks with forked tongue on foreshore policy [4] - United Future - Foreshore Bill endangers NZ’s social progress [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00109.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00100.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00106.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00105.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00099.htm


    Pay Attention To Potentially Poisoned Land Urge Parliamentarians

    - MP Sue Kedgley today called on the Government to take the contaminated land situation seriously by agreeing to fund the testing of potentially poisoned land in the Auckland region. See... Government must get real on poisoned land [1] MORE: - NZ First - Pesticide Contamination Tests A Necessity [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00111.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00112.htm


    Dunne Thinks ACT PR Dept May Be Seeking Inspiration From Nazi Party

    - Ohariu-Belmont MP, Peter Dunne, described today’s claims by ACT MP Heather Roy that only ACT MP’s were pushing for the urgent building of the Transmission Gully motorway as so bizarre that only Hitler’s propagandist Joseph Goebbels would approve of them. See... Dunne: Goebbels would be proud of ACT [1] MORE: - ACT - Transmission Gully: Build It Now [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00110.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00101.htm


    ANZUS Commitment To Climate Change Minus US Component

    - Seven projects have been announced today under the Australia-New Zealand Bilateral Climate Change Partnership. The new projects create more opportunities for Australia and New Zealand to work together to respond to climate change. See... New ways to respond to climate change [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00107.htm


    Messy Farming Methods Get Rocket from Greens

    - Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says farmers should stop seeing environmental concerns as a threat and recognise that it is essential to their economic interests to clean up their act. See... Farming must clean up its act [1] MORE: - GOVT - Report on sustainability of agriculture is useful [2] - ACT - Farming Report Doesn't Paint Full Picture [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00103.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00083.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00098.htm


    NZ First Looks Out For Potential Maori Meningitis Sufferers

    - New Zealand First is urging the Minister of Health to ensure that Maori health providers are adequately resourced to deliver the meningococcal B vaccine to all children in their region. See... Health Ministry Must Move On Maori [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00090.htm


    Alexander Gets Into Landlords Corner In Tenancy Bout

    - The coming review of the Residential Tenancies Act was applauded today by United Future’s Marc Alexander, who has long championed the rights of landlords to a better deal. See... Landlords need relief from outdated rental act [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00085.htm

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