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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
"A tongue with two forks," is how Libertarianz leader Rusell Watkins descibe’s Richard Prebble, following The Preb’s
weekend speech to the ACT conference in Wellington.
Gore Vidal is America’s most controversial writer and a ferocious, often isolated, critic of the Bush administration.
Here, against a backdrop of spreading unease about America’s response to the events of 11 September 2001 and their
aftermath, we publish ...
SCOOP EDITOR’S NOTE: Scoop has in the past 48 hours published several real deal media commentaries ( C.D.Sludge ,
Michael Ruppert , John Kaminski ) pointing to problems with the electronic voting systems used extensively in Tuesday’s
mid-term elections ...
Rush-hour traffic was treated to a striptease in Auckland today as the second of two new Elle Mapcherson Intimates
billboards were unveiled by a pair of Kiwifire dancers.
The Performance of U.S. equity markets in the month leading up to the mid-term American elections has been heralded by
Wall Street as the beginning of the long awaited recovery. Belief in the Greenspan Put has been reborn. What is the
Greenspan Put? A better ...
The following photo sequence shows seven members of a New Zealand National Party contingent visiting the Australian
Parliament. Lockwood Smith (holding his nose and smiling) appears to be having a nice time…
The following is a summary of the facts available at this time via the media, surrounding Senator Paul Wellstone's
airplane crash of 10-25-02. Judge for yourself, was this more likely an assassination or an accident?
1. GRAHAM KELLY to the Prime Minister: What further contribution is New Zealand making to the international campaign
Scoop’s analysis found shows that - according to the polls - the Republican Party experienced a pronounced last minute
swing in its favour of between 4 and 16 points. Remarkably this last minute swing appears to have been concentrated in
its effects ...
The Voter News Service, the exit poll service used by a consortium of major news organizations, failed election night,
and it's unclear whether the service will ever release the data it collected around the country.
Responding to the weekend’s immigrant-baiting by headline-hogger Winston Peters, Libertarianz spokesman Peter Cresswell
described Winston Peters as "Enoch Powell, with neither the brains nor the breeding - and without any sense of regret."
When Maher Arar, a man holding joint Canadian-Syrian citizenship changed planes at New York's Kennedy airport on Sept.
26, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service detained and eventually deported him to Syria.
Terror Flight School Owner’s Plane Seized For Heroin Trafficking & Jeb Bush And Katherine Harris Fly With Drug Running Airways
In much the same way as the English - Boag combination blew the election for National, Bill English's post election
performance has likewise blown his brief hold on the party's leadership.
The lack of any exit polling on November 5 has been oddly ignored by the media. Those pesky tracking polls leading up to
the elections have been explained away by a ‘late surge to the Republicans’ caused by.... hmmmm, how about sun spot
activity? With ...
A Republican reader of ours called in yesterday and asked, "You don't really believe that Paul Wellstone was murdered,
do you?" What could I say to him? He asks what I ask, what you ask -- what every one of Wellstone's colleagues has asked
Good morning. I thought that today I would try and get behind the retail media interest in Ross Armstrong’s recent foray
into public policy and open up on some of the more substantial policy issues that surround discussion on what are
generally known as ...
How difficult is it to reprogram a machine which leaves no paper trail to say that 2 + 2 = 5? Is it about as difficult
as sabotaging the workings of a small corporate jet, perhaps?
Howard’s End: I was brought up to believe that acceptance of others, their looks, their behaviours, their belief's,
brings you inner peace and tranquillity - instead of anger and resentment. This Scoop correspondent has a message for
Winston Peters ...
The Crisis Papers was launched about 24 hours before Election Day, 2002. The title, and the reason for starting up yet
another progressive website, could not have been more appropriately timed. For we are now in as severe a constitutional
and political ...
With the Republican victories in the Mid-Term elections and the new U.N. Security Council's resolution calling on Iraq
to allow weapons inspectors back into the country, President George W. Bush is riding high and immediately talking
tough. Mr. Bush clearly ...
More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the
scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road
in Otara and ...
“At this year’s Exotica we promise you can see everything from a Ferrari to a vibrator – if adults want it, we’ve got
it!” says Charlotte Mules of adult lifestyles expo, Exotica.
In This Edition: Think People!!! The Fix Was In - Who Now Rules The World
New Zealand website Aotearoalive.com has been threatened with hacker attacks from a group calling itself the Army of
Free Speech following a denial of service hacker attack earlier this week on a website run by a subsidiary of LEGO by an
New Zealand is in a tectonically active part of the roaring forties and is vulnerable to a wide range of natural
hazards. Yet, the threats of a tsunami in New Zealand are underrated, according to the latest report from the Natural
New legislation would mean weaker financial controls but vastly increased powers for local government. This was the
message delivered to local government finance managers by Rob McLagan, chairman of the Local Government Forum*, today.
A summary of the facts available at this time, surrounding Senator Wellstone's airplane crash of 10-25-02. (Updated
11-01-02 – note this posting is an update of… Wellstone Plane Was Out Of Control – Media Survey )
Scoop readers have produced a few corker captions for the following picture - circulating widely on the Interent - of
U.S. President George W. Bush apparently looking across the Korean DMZ.
Prime Minister Helen Clark and Defence Minister Mark Burton announced today that a New Zealand frigate and a P3 Orion
maritime surveillance aircraft would be deployed to international operations campaign against the Taleban and Al-Qaeda
as part of ...