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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: 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: Prabhakaran Calls For Understanding of Tamil Issue

The annual Great Heroes' Day oration on Saturday, Prabhakaran said: " We urge the government to resume the peace negotiations without conditions, based on our proposal for an Interim Self Governing Authority. If the Government of Sri Lanka ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00014.htm


4: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 1 December '04

1. Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology —Conflicts of Interest 2. Proceeds of Crime Act—Review 3. Labour, Department of—Employment Policies 4. Civil Union Bill—Election Manifesto Commitment 5. Taxation—Increased Taxes, Levies or Duties 6. Early Childhood ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00053.htm


5: Gay and lesbian group organise celebration

A gay and lesbian group says they plan to hold a positive celebration of sexuality following homophobic reactions from conservative groups to the civil union debate.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00034.htm


6: Powell Returns to Haiti Today to Witness Damage

Today, Secretary of State Colin Powell makes a one day visit to Haiti, a suffering country in which he has been intimately involved in several key moments of its history, usually to Haiti’s great loss.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00023.htm


7: Economics Bridge Ideological Divide

• Illusionary charges, such as the Colombian Defense Minister’s allegation that the FARC had a plan in place to assassinate President Bush during his recent visit to Cartagena, will accompany White House strategy to augment its militarized policies ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00019.htm


8: James Petras: Covering Up US War Crimes In Iraq

I am reading William Shirer's Berlin Diary , a journalist's account of Nazi political propaganda during the 1930s, as I watch the US “news” reports of the violent assault on Fallujah.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00024.htm


9: Cobb Campaign Welcomes Kerry Recount Intervention

Today, attorneys representing the Kerry-Edwards campaign filed papers in Delaware County, Ohio to intervene in legal proceedings in defense of Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb, Libertarian Michael Badnarik and their legal counsel, the National ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00025.htm


10: NEWSFLASH: Civil Union Bill Proceeds

The controversial Civil Union Bill passed its second reading by a comfortable margin this afternoon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00036.htm


11: Will The Democrats Now Stand And Fight In Ohio?

As the Reverend Jesse Jackson rocked a cheering crowd here in Columbus Sunday, a national movement was born. Shouts of "you got that right!" rang through the hall as Jackson preached that what Karl Rove and George Bush and Kenneth Blackwell are ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00018.htm


12: Electricity Act Changes proposed

Changes to clarify the decision making process around access to road corridors for high capacity electricity lines are to be included in the Resource Management Amendment Bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00050.htm


13: Civil Union Prevaricators Misunderstand Morality

Opponents of the Civil Union Bill have misconstrued nastiness for moral argument, says Christians for Civil Unions spokesperson, Rev Dr Margaret Mayman.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00033.htm


14: Questions for Oral Answer 2 December 2004

1. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What is the Government doing to ensure people on Sickness and Invalid's Benefits have access to the rehabilitative services they need to enable them to return to work where possible?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00062.htm


15: 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


16: 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


17: America and Japan: A Common Vision

Mitchell B. Reiss, Director, Policy Planning Staff Remarks to the Japan Institute of International Affairs Tokyo, Japan November 30, 2004

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00013.htm


18: Banned West Papua Flag Raised In New Zealand

On November 25 , the governor of Papua province (the Indonesian government name for West Papua) announced ... "all people of Papua are not allowed to celebrate the 1st of December as Papuan Independence Day. The raising of Bintang Kejora [Morning ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00024.htm


19: Full Coverage: Civil Unions Bill Back In Parlt (2)

Celebrations Planned For 2nd Reading Of Civil Union Bill Today - A gay and lesbian group says they plan to hold a positive celebration of sexuality following homophobic reactions from conservative groups to the civil union debate. See... Gay and lesbian ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00035.htm


20: Public Address 02/11/04 - It's A Riot

Last night's Close-Up at 7 special on 1984's Aotea Square riot might well have been a wee bit of a promo for Dave Dobbyn's forthcoming national tour with Brooke Fraser, and its previously unseen footage didn't amount to much...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00031.htm


21: 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


22: IMF Sponsored 'Democracy' in The Ukraine

Opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko in the Ukrainian presidential elections is firmly backed by the Washington Consensus.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00028.htm


23: 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


24: 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


25: Full Coverage: Civil Unions Bill Back In Parlt.

Brash Changes Mind – Will Vote Against Civil Unions - National Party Leader Don Brash says he supports a public mandate by way of referendum on moral issues as important as the Civil Union Bill, which is likely to be rammed through Parliament under urgency ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00015.htm


26: Research demolishes myths about Civil Union subs

The Campaign for Civil Unions has released the first dramatic results from a research project analysing the submissions made to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee on the Civil Union Bill and the Relationships (Statutory References) Bill. The analysis ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00025.htm


27: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 2 December '04

1. Beneficiaries—Sickness and Invalid Beneficiaries 2. Waterways—Public Access 3. Occupational Shortages—Operation of List 4. Prisoners—Trauma Counselling 5. School Staffing Review Group—Implementation 6. Free-trade Agreement—ASEAN countries 7. Resource ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00087.htm


28: 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


29: Challenges of Peacekeeping in Africa

Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, Congressman Payne, distinguished members of the committee. I welcome this opportunity to appear before you to discuss challenges of peacekeeping in Africa. And, with your permission, I request that my written statement ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00009.htm


30: 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

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