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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Postal 2: Share the Pain banning

The Classification Office has banned the PC game Postal 2: Share the Pain in a decision announced by the Chief Censor, Bill Hastings. It has been banned because the Office determined that its availability was “likely to be injurious to the public good.” ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00245.htm


2: Complete US Exit Poll Data Confirms Net Suspicions

Scoop.co.nz 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00227.htm


3: 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


4: Cobb Expands Recount To Nevada, New Mexico

David Cobb, the 2004 Green Party presidential candidate, today filed official requests for a recount of the presidential ballots cast in New Mexico and Nevada.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00330.htm


5: How The Grinch Stole The White House... Again

Despite mainstream media attempts to kill or ridicule away the story, Talk Radio and the Internet are abuzz with considerable evidence that John Kerry was elected president on November 2.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00372.htm


6: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for November 29

UKRAINE - Possibility of a New Election - Supreme Court and Rada's Stance on the Elections - Threats to Territorial Integrity/Separatist Initiatives - President Putin's Congratulations for Yanukovich/Russia's Position - OSCE/EU Involvement in a Solution

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00329.htm


7: 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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00142.htm


8: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 30 November

1. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister of Immigration: Is he confident that the Government's treatment of Ahmed Zaoui is in accord with New Zealand's international human rights obligations; if so, why?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00626.htm


9: No More Excuses: Understanding the Americans

For the last three and a half years I have been making excuses for Americans. You see, I was born in the US and therefore I am continually asked by non-Americans, to explain the mysterious ways of my former countrymen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00353.htm


10: 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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00270.htm


11: Selected Quotes From Civil Union Submissions

Quotes taken from a sample of submissions which demonstrates the types of arguments used by opponents of the Civil Union Bill:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00250.htm


12: 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


13: Secret Source Wars A Diversion From Main Agenda

A stinging attack against two men by the Herald is a diversion from Operation Leaf and appears to be motivated by an attempting to present a ‘who has the best contacts’ parody. Scoop goes beyond the hype to investigate the real issue...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00358.htm


14: Humour Lessons: Robson Writes To DomPost

Your reporter and sub-editor obviously need a lesson in developing a sense of humour. It is a necessary part of day-to-day functioning and helps prevent stress-related diseases.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00625.htm


15: Wrong diabetes message hurts children

The rising numbers of Type 2 diabetes in adults, and now also in children, is alarming and Diabetes Youth NZ applauds Diabetes New Zealand’s aim to reduce the incidence of this condition which is reaching epidemic levels. But this important campaign ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0411/S00095.htm


16: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00234.htm


17: Civil Union Bill Hits The Ground Running

The Justice and Electoral Committee has reported the Civil Union Bill back to Parliament, following a comprehensive 5 month consultation process, including hearing 352 oral submissions over 573/4 hours. It has made five noteworthy changes to the Bill and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00256.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: Public Address 30/11/04 - Real Conscience

With various lobby groups pouring on the last-minute moral panic, it appears that the vote on Thursday's second reading of the Civil Union Bill might be a little tighter than anticipated. Surprisingly, this morning's Herald story lists Don Brash and Pansy ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00385.htm


20: Kerry Supports Ohio Vote Investigation - Jackson

John Kerry supports a ''full investigation'' into voting irregularities in Ohio, Rev. Jesse Jackson said Saturday, during a teleconference with media regarding a recount and legal challenge of the Nov. 2 vote.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00393.htm


21: Daniel Hopsicker: The Big Fix 2004 (Part 2)

While Ukrainians poured into the streets of their capital Kiev to protest a presidential election they say was stolen by that country’s current regime, here in the U.S. a little-known election company called Sequoia Pacific, responsible for putting our ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00376.htm


22: Woody Weed gone missing

A New Zealand-wide search is underway today for the loveable national Weedbusters mascot, Woody Weed, gone missing en route between promotional commitments for the Weedbusters programme.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0411/S00077.htm


23: Hello Ken Wang - Goodbye Donna Awatere-Huata

Today ACT's newest MP Kenneth Wang will make his Parliamentary debut in the House. Mr Wang replaces Donna Awatere-Huata who was finally evicted from her parliamentary offices two weeks ago courtesy of a Supreme Court decision.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00390.htm


24: Undermews: America's Role In Ukraine

If you want some sense of why major American media are not to be trusted, read these articles on the Ukrainian election that give the back story concealed in most American coverage – Sam Smith

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00387.htm


25: The Fundy Post: Welcome back

Having made it to double figures, I was hoping to do something different and, just once, avoid talking about The Maxim Institute in this issue. I won't, because there is just so much going on. Sorry; I will try to be good next week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00257.htm


26: Ivan Eland: Failure after Falluja?

The U.S. military ''victory'' in Falluja is unlikely to change the dismal course of the guerilla war in Iraq. Military history has repeatedly shown why the cliché ''winning the battle and losing the war'' has crept into popular culture.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00391.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: Ukraine Election Observers Cite U.S. Voting Fraud

A delegation of international election observers from the Ukraine harshly criticized the recent U.S. electoral process, with one saying, ''It reminds me of the worst examples of suppression and dirty tricks under the former Soviet regimes.''

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00367.htm


29: Kim Hill, TV ONE, “Hate Speech” Ban & Chief Censor

The Society commends the Chief Censor Mr Bill Hastings for banning the extremely violent computer game “Postal 2”. On the TV ONE programme “Face To Face With Kim Hill” (Wednesday 10.30 p.m. 24/11/04) with interviewer Ms Kim Hill, set to air again ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00233.htm


30: Report on flawed Civil Union Bill

The Report on the Civil Union Bill by the Justice and Electoral Committee, chaired by the practising homosexual Mr Tim Barnett, that has just been reported back to parliament, claims that no real “evidence” was provided by opponents of the bill ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00262.htm

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