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Published: Wed 10 Dec 2003 10:12 AM
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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
1: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud
Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00211.htm
2: 911 Victim Ellen Mariani Open Letter To The POTUS
This ''open letter'' is coming from my heart. I want you to know that I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat and that this is not an attempt to ''bash the Government''.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00262.htm
3: 911 Victim’s Wife Files RICO Case Against GW Bush
Philip J. Berg, Esquire, announced today that he, attorney for Ellen Mariani, wife of Louis Neil Mariani, who died when United Air Lines flight 175 was flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9-11 at a news conference regarding the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00261.htm
4: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 9 December
1. Dr DON BRASH to the Minister of Labour: Does she stand by her statement in relation to the Employment Relations Law Reform Bill introduced last week, "The approach remains one of free choice, flexibility and fairness to all, to reflect the diversity ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00192.htm
5: 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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm
6: Noam Chomsky: Of Course It Was About Resources
"Of Course, It Was All About Iraq's Resources" - Edited excerpts of an interview with Noam Chomsky by Simon Mars of Dubai's Business Channel - 12/02/03
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00085.htm
7: That Kyoto Is A Fraud - Owen McShane
Two weeks ago I was invited to participate in the Vice-Chancellor's debate at Waikato University. The debate was "That Kyoto is a Fraud". Jeanette Fitsimons took one side and I took the other. I wrote the attached paper to inform myself of ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00036.htm
8: Public Address 09/12/03 - Local Bodycount
It's exactly a year since the Auckland City Council sold half its shares in Auckland Airport, allowing the mayor, John Banks, to brag incessantly that the council was debt-free. The council got $4.90 for its 38 million shares. Last night they closed ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00090.htm
9: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00024.htm
10: NZ Votes: The General Election of 2002
New Zealand Votes: The General Election of 2002 was launched with wit and aplomb last night by journalist and broadcaster Linda Clark. The book looks at an election campaign dominated by bizarre events:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00078.htm
11: Labour's Arrogance Beyond Contempt
ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today labelled Labour arrogant, for announcing the imminent signing of the trans-Tasman agency agreement to regulate dietary supplements and complementary healthcare products before the Health Select ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00198.htm
12: The myth of whanau? - John Tamihere speech
Usually when you get a politician along to launch your report, you'll have them unreservedly applauding what you have done and patting you on the back and all that. Well, a word of warning here: I'm going to be a bit more challenging than that.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00181.htm
13: Images: Final Photocall - LOTR Stars Depart NZ
A final photocall for The Lord of the Ring's stars 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00025.htm
14: 25-Year Study Versus Nandor's Shared Ignorance
United Future leader Peter Dunne today ended a three-day wait for Greens drugs spokesman Nandor Tanczos to "accept, reject, tell porkies about, or in any way acknowledge" the 25-year Christchurch School of Medicine study showing cannabis is a gateway to ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00183.htm
15: Would You Choose To Live In A Sole Parent Family?
Most Members of Parliament were brought up by their mum and dad and it served them well. Most, if not all MP's who are raising kids are in households headed by both parents - by choice.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00088.htm
16: Maharey The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today dubbed Minister Steve Maharey "the grinch who stole hard-working families' Christmas" after new information revealed that Labour is forcing taxpayers' to give beneficiaries ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00187.htm
17: UQ Wire: Mariani Vs Bush (Full Amended Complaint)
.... detailed Amended Complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on 11/26/03 in the case of Mariani vs. Bush et al that he is alleging President Bush and officials including, but not limited to Cheney, Ashcroft, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00224.htm
18: Disappearing Ice Sends A Warning For Climate
Milan, December 5, 2003: Ice in the polar regions, Greenland and in glaciers around the world is melting at an alarming rate as global temperatures increase, and could have radical implications for the future global climate, according to an upcoming ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00037.htm
19: Complaint Over CYF Care Of Teen Stripper
Nelson MP Nick Smith has laid a formal complaint with the Children's Commissioner over a 15-year-old girl in the care of Child Youth and Family who was found working as a stripper during the weekend.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00189.htm
20: "We are a better country than this" - Tom Scott
Public meetings in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch next week will see high profile New Zealanders joining with human rights organisations in questioning the NZ government's commitment to promoting and protecting human rights in NZ.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00073.htm
21: Once Were Warriors Musical Tour Coming
Once Were Warriors, Alan Duff's landmark New Zealand novel that became the film everyone just had to see, is about to face its most intriguing retelling - as a musical drama.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0312/S00054.htm
22: Zimbabwe Pulls Out Of Commonwealth
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has announced his country has pulled out of the Commonwealth. Mugabe had threatened to quit should leaders at the Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Abuja, Nigeria agree to continue Zimababwe’s suspension ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00079.htm
23: Kiwis lead the world in Internet use - survey
State Services Minister Trevor Mallard today welcomed the results of a comprehensive international survey that indicates New Zealanders are leading the world in their use of the Internet.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00188.htm
24: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing
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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0209/S00105.htm
25: Activist Offers NZ SIS Assistance With Video
Indymedia activist offers NZ SIS assistance with video equipment. An Aotearoa Indymedia activist has come to the rescue this week by offering the New Zealand SIS assistance with its future video projects.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00076.htm
26: Emirates orders US$1.5 bn worth of A380 engines
Emirates Airline today signed an order for GE-P Engine Alliance aircraft engines worth US$1.5 billion, to power its latest order of 23 Airbus A380-800 aircraft, placed in June at the Paris air show.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00076.htm
27: Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!
In This Edition: Bigger Than Watergate! - How To Rig An Election In The United States - Fantasy vs Reality - How We Discovered The Backdoor - Evidence Of Motive - Evidence Of Opportunity - Evidence Of Method - Evidence Of Prior Conduct - Consistent Unexplained ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00064.htm
28: Chuckman Cartoon: The Origins Of The POTUS
Cartoon By John Chuckman
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00083.htm
29: Public Address 08/12/03 - Officially Official
Well, we seem to be getting a bit closer to the precise nature of the threat posed by Ahmed Zaoui. Strike out "terrorist", "physical threat" and "means us harm" and put a ring around "might p*ss off the French"...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00075.htm
30: Uri Avnery: The Weathercocks Are Turning
It is not yet a tidal wave. But it is more then a ripple. It is a wave in the process of formation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00091.htm
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