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1: 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.

2: 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 ...

3: SIS Spy Operation Broader Than Just Politics

A senior figure in the NZ intelligence network has confirmed the SIS has indeed investigated Maori groups, politicians, and networks – that Operation leaf acquired not just political intelligence but included financial and personal information on “targets”.

6: 'Stinking Evidence' of Possible Fraud in Florida

There was something odd about the poll tapes. A ''poll tape'' is the phrase used to describe a printout from an optical scan voting machine made the evening of an election, after the machine has read all the ballots and crunched the numbers on ...

7: KerryEdwards Campaign Participates in Ohio Recount

COLUMBUS – Assuring Ohioans receive an accurate count of all votes cast for president has prompted the Democratic Party to participate in the initiative to recount the results of the Nov. 2 presidential election.

9: The Sizzle vs. the Steak

The Sizzle vs. the Steak: APEC Summit in Santiago Global Ties vs. Latin Connections Chile Struts its Stuff

10: Patriot: A Wanton Waste of Money, Manpower, Lives

• On November 22, President Bush will briefly meet with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, in a probable effort to cement Colombia's status as the linchpin of his Latin American anti-terrorist campaign. With the troops and budget already in place for ...

11: How The Ohio Election Was Rigged For Bush

Following four community public hearings in Ohio about election irregularities and voter suppression – two in the capitol, Columbus, and one each in Cincinnati and Cleveland – a clear pattern and practice of voter disenfranchisement is emerging.

12: Monarchists’ laughable defence of Prince Charles

“The Monarchist League’s defence of Prince Charles’ rant at people reaching above their true station at life is laughable. Charles said that people today are encouraged to overreach their natural ability or experience, specifically mentioning head of ...

13: The Unexplained Exit Poll Discrepancy: Part I

Most Americans who had listened to radio or surfed the Internet on Election Day this year, sat down to watch election night coverage expecting that John Kerry had been elected President.

14: 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 ...

15: Public Address 23/11/04 - Mo' Moral Values

The US election exit poll results that found ''moral values'' was the key issue in the minds of Republican voters have been shouted down by all sorts of people who found them inconvenient - but the first post-election Pew survey has reached almost ...

16: 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

17: APEC Members Reaffirm Commitment to Bogor Goals

Ministers from the 21 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum reaffirmed their commitment to achieve the Bogor Goals of free, open trade and investment by 2010/2020.

18: Large Offshore Quake Felt Widely In South Island

A large earthquake that occurred under the sea southwest of Invercargill this morning was felt throughout much of the lower half of the South Island.

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 ...

20: Cobb Asks Federal Court, Expedite Ohio Recount

Attorneys for Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb and Libertarian Michael Badnarik will jointly file a lawsuit today against Ohio Secretary of State Blackwell and 88 county electoral directors to expedite an immediate recount of the presidential ...

21: 2004 Exit Poll "Red Shift" As Seen In Vote Numbers

Scoop Images: 2004 Exit Poll "Red Shift" As Seen In Vote Numbers By Alastair Thompson with Ed Shalom

22: 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.

23: Exposing the sensational delusions of fuel sources

The big headline 'Kiwis in fuel breakthrough' (Manawatu Evening Standard, Nov 20) looks thrilling for future energy, but collapses when you look at the following vital aspects:

24: Fastest 'Same-Sex Marriage' Law In The World

The government's move to rush the Civil Union Bill through before Christmas is an outrageous abuse of Parliament process.

25: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for November 22

DEPARTMENT - Comment on the Foreign Affairs Council Report, "Secretary Colin Powell's State Department, An Independent Assessment" - U.S. Intentions and Talking Points at Sharm el-Sheik Conference - Deputy Secretary Richard Armitage's Departure Plans ...

26: Auckland Man Has The Answer To Every Girl's Dreams

It's an improbable idea. An unassuming Auckland man with a wife and three kids knowing the way to make every bride blush with happiness - and every Dad sigh with relief.

27: Myanmar: Prisoners of conscience freed

Amnesty International welcomes the release from prison today of at least 20 political prisoners in Myanmar. The Burmese authorities announced yesterday that they would release 3,937 prisoners, after finding that "improper deeds" were used ...

28: Prince Of Wales Misinterpreted Again

Doubtless a casual observer of recent publicity given to comments by the Prince of Wales would be liable to fall for the insinuation that his views are old-fashioned and therefore wrong. This insinuation (which presupposes that old-fashioned was a ...

29: Train Commuters Receive Red Carpet Surprise


30: Mary Pitt: When It Hurts To Say, ''I Told You So''

It is well and good to be proven right in most circumstances, but there are times when being proven right brings great pain. The predicament in which we now find our once-glorious nation is one of these.


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