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

1: Complete US Exit Poll Data Confirms Net Suspicions 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 ...

2: 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.

5: 3 News TNS Opinion Poll Results - 4 Dec 2004

Labour has a 14 point lead over National in Party Vote support. On party support alone this would translate to 62 seats in Parliament and Labour would be able to govern alone. If Peter Dunne and Jim Anderton win their Electorate seats, then Labour ...

7: Anti-Civil Union group need some Milk

Gay Eaters For Jesus today called for the Campaign Against Civil Unions to take a moment, have a bit of a snack and a lie down, in order to stem the vitriol the group has been showing over the last few days.

8: Why Haven't They Counted 250,000 Votes In Ohio

On Saturday Dec 4th , from 6pm-9pm EST, Rev. Jackson joins investigative reporter Greg Palast to ask what happened to nearly a quarter million votes, overwhelmingly from African-American precincts, not counted in Ohio.

9: 3 News TNS Poll – Confidence / Civil Unions

The government hopes to pass the Civil Union Bill before Christmas. It allows a civil union or a form of marriage for same sex couples. Do you support or oppose this?

10: Quantum Physics Looks At The 2004 Election

Quantum physics points out that the way we observe the universe in this present moment literally evokes the universe that is observed. Our perception of the universe is a part of the universe that is happening through us that has an effect on the universe ...

11: Sodomy, School Boys and Civil Unions

“Gay” sex (sodomy) with school boys by adults will be sanctioned by the Civil Union Bill if it is passed into law on Thursday. Soon those who dare criticise this abhorrent, unnatural and immoral lifestyle will be the subject of “hate speech” legislation ...

12: Civil Union Bill, Sodomy & “Neofascism” Slurs

“Homosexual activists promoting the Civil Union Bill have been driven into a state of apoplexy over news that an amendment calling for a referendum on the Bill will be tabled in the House this week,” says spokesperson for the Campaign Against the ...

13: Referendums on rights are a bad way to go

Civil Unions are contentious - at least for a minority of the population. The fundamentalist crowd here have put a lot pressure on members of parliament, especially in opposition parties against the bill.

15: Questions for Oral Answer -Tuesday 7 December 2004

1. DAIL JONES to the Prime Minister: Is she confident that New Zealand law is sufficient to ensure our national security is protected; if not, what action is she willing to take to rectify this situation?

16: COHA: Brazil’s Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti

On November 29, the United Nations’ Security Council announced that the Brazilian-led MINUSTAH peacekeeping force will be staying in Haiti until June 2006.

17: Clandestine Op. Paid For "Vote Switching" Software

The manipulation of computer voting machines in the recent presidential election and the funding of programmers who were involved in the operation are tied to an intricate web of shady off-shore financial trusts and companies, shady espionage ...

18: James Earl Ray Requested Release of CIA/FBI Files

In the first HSCA interview with James Earl Ray Chief Counsel Richard Sprague agrees with Ray and his legal team that all materials (including CIA, FBI and other intelligence files) should be made available to them as well as the the committee.

19: PM's Presser: Civil Unions And Mr Zaoui's Bail

In this edition: - Civil Unions Spark Religious Ructions - Pubs And Clubs About To Become Smokefree - Will Ahmed Zaoui Get Bail After Two Years Penal Detention? - The Douglas White Report Regarding John Tamihere

20: 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 ...

21: Secretary Powell: Interview With Reuters

MR. MOHAMMED: You're going to the OSCE meeting next week and will have a chance to speak to Foreign Minister Lavrov. Do you believe Russia has interfered in Ukraine's electoral process, with President Putin's two visits there during their campaign, ...

22: Referendum dangers highlighted by Royal Commission

Calls for a referendum to be held on the Civil Union Bill appears to be exactly the situation a Royal Commission warned against, says Associate Justice Minister David Benson-Pope.

23: Public Address 07/12/04 - Funny Old Week

The prospect of a tunnel under Auckland's Victoria Park - to fix a major motorway choke point without destroying more precious urban green space - is provisionally welcome around these parts. It will cost a small fraction of what the doomed Eastern ...

24: Has NZ and Thailand Signed an FTA?

Before Australia signed a free trade deal with the US, Prime Minister Helen Clark said in a speech delivered in New York on 13 December 2002, "While it would not be the intention of either the United States Administration or the Australian ...

25: CTU Union Leader Refused Access to China

Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson has been refused access to China and has had his visitor’s visa cancelled by the Chinese Government.

26: Civil Unions Isn’t Gay Marriage – Yeah Right

Dunedin South MP David Benson-Pope woke this morning to find every single window on his electorate office covered in colour posters modelled on the Tui Beer ads protesting the duplicity behind the Civil Unions Bill.

27: Directional Elle Macpherson Intimates Campaign

A revolutionary advertising campaign for international lingerie brand Elle Macpherson Intimates® has won a record 14 prestigious Australasian Advertising Awards.

28: Anderton regrets Catholic statements

Progressive leader Jim Anderton today expressed regret at the view outlined in a Catholic bishops' Open Letter on the Civil Union Bill because, he said, it appears to misunderstand the impact and the purposes of the legislation.

29: Labour cannot ignore China gagging NZ union leader

The Greens are calling on the Labour Government to call off trade negotiations with China in response to the Chinese Government cancelling CTU President Ross Wilson's visitor's visa.

30: Big News: Gays Not A Minority Under HRA

The Government has been dishonest in its promotion of the Civil Union Bill. It denies it is a gay bill, while promoting it as a means to give equal rights to a ''gay minority'' under Human Rights legislation.


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