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Published: Fri 29 Oct 2004 09:41 AM
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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm
2: 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
3: Wayne Madsen: A Bush Pre-Election Strike On Iran?
According to White House and Washington Beltway insiders, the Bush administration, worried that it could lose the presidential election to Senator John F. Kerry, has initiated plans to launch a military strike on Iran's top Islamic leadership, its ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00276.htm
4: Eminem Rocks The Vote Against Bush - MOSH
And after hearing the song later that month it seemed Mr. Mathers had also been in the lab concocting his own plans for the election and it was precisely the anthem I had been looking for.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00313.htm
5: Pressure On Bhutan To Take Back Refugees
Bhutanese human rights leader and chairman of Human Rights Council of Bhutan Tek Nath Rizal on Tuesday called for an international conference in Nepal to find a permanent solution of the stalemate refugee crisis.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00350.htm
6: John Kerry Attracting More Cuban Voters
• A new poll published by the National Democrat Network (NDN) suggests that President George W. Bush’s support among Florida's right-wing Cuban-Americans is significantly eroding.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00345.htm
7: Cambodia murderers of union leaders enjoy impunity
Brussels, 27th October 2004 (ICFTU Online): The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) today charged Cambodia's government with being "at best unable, and at worst unwilling" to carry out a proper investigation into the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00351.htm
8: Latin America: Bush's Disappeared Foreign Policy
Latin America: The Bush Administration’s Disappeared Foreign Policy and Kerry’s Future Vision for the Region
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00303.htm
9: A Backgrounder On Today's Anti-Racism March
When first-generation Chinese New Zealander Tze Ming Mok talked to a National Front member outside the Chinese Embassy in June, she was called a "peasant" and to return to her "third-world country". When she asked why he refused ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00268.htm
10: Women's Refuge: Running for fun... not from fear
As you’d expect, there’s big support for champagne in the park – thanks to bra-maker Berlei that is. Berlei Champagne in the Park is a series of four national, women-only charity fun runs on November 14 to raise funds for NZ Women’s Refuge. Model and celebrity ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00271.htm
11: Powell Interview With Ron Insana of CNBC
MR. INSANA: Mr. Secretary, one could argue that the U.S. financial markets, stock market, to an extent, has been restrained, the energy markets are rising rapidly in part because of what's going on in Iraq today. In a second Bush Administration, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00356.htm
12: Public Address 28/10/04 - The Number Is Three
I'll forgo the hurly-burly and the link-o-rama today in favour of three personal statements from three very different individuals. The first is a friend of a friend who took a Discount Taxi in Auckland on Saturday...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00323.htm
13: Goff Speech: New Zealand’s Engagement With China
Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you about "New Zealand's Engagement with China".
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00467.htm
14: East Asia and Middle East have worst press freedom
Reporters Without Borders announces its third annual worldwide index of press freedom. Such freedom is threatened most in East Asia (with North Korea at the bottom of the entire list at 167th place, followed by Burma 165th, China 162nd, Vietnam 161st and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00344.htm
15: Stopping the Spread of WMDs in the Asian-Pacific
Stopping the Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Asian-Pacific Region: The Role of the Proliferation Security Initiative
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00355.htm
16: The Methane Economy
Much of our economy and many of our homes use Natural Gas. This resource, like oil, is the result of biological action many millions of years ago and is finite. One day it will run out taking with it the transport industry, as it is currently totally ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0410/S00063.htm
17: Brash: Length Of Zaoui’s Detention Unsatisfactory
National Party Leader Don Brash this morning told 95bFM listeners that the length of time Ahmed Zaoui has spent detained in prison is ''unsatisfactory''.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00312.htm
18: 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
19: Greg Palast: The Hidden 2001 Plan to Carve-up Iraq
Why were Iraqi elections delayed? Why was Jay Garner fired? Why are our troops still there? Investigative reporter Greg Palast uncovers new documents that answer these questions and more about the Bush administration’s grand designs on Iraq.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00321.htm
20: Greg Palast: BBC Reveals New Florida Vote Scandal
A secret document obtained from inside Bush campaign headquarters in Florida suggests a plan - possibly in violation of US law - to disrupt voting in the state's African-American voting districts, a BBC Newsnight investigation reveals.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00308.htm
21: ACT's The Letter - Tuesday 26 Oct 2004
The Letter wishes to unreservedly apologise to Hon John Tamihere for accusing him of taking a golden handshake. We now realise it is all a cultural misunderstanding and the money was koha.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00457.htm
22: Twelve Ways Bush Is Now Stealing The Ohio Vote
The Republican "November Surprise" to steal the 2004 election is in full force here in Ohio. With polls showing a dead heat, the GOP is staging an all-out attack on a fair vote count in the Buckeye State.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00320.htm
23: American Coup: Mid-Term Election Polls vs Actuals
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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00078.htm
24: 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
25: Amnesty Urge Bush & Kerry to Commit to End Torture
The two main candidates in the US presidential election should commit to working to prevent any torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of detainees in US custody. They should also undertake to establish an independent commission of ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00346.htm
26: Cuba And Its Defence Of All Human Rights
Outline of 200 years of aggression and hostility by the United States towards the Cuban nation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00296.htm
27: IEA's World Energy Outlook Runs Out Of Control
Greenpeace today criticized the International Energy Agency (IEA) to fail to properly assess the world's energy trends for the next decades in its ''World Energy Outlook 2004'' which was presented today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00352.htm
28: UN Radio: Humanitarian Workers Return to Monrovia
UN Radio Special Report: International Youth Day focusses on ushering the young into the employment sector
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00144.htm
29: Kerr: Maori And Business
Te Awe: Wellington Maori Business Network Maori And Business Roger Kerr Executive Director - Wellington New Zealand Business Roundtable
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00354.htm
30: Chuckman Cartoon: John Kerry In New Hampshire
John Kerry Cartoon by John Chuckman
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00148.htm
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