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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Diebold Election Systems: When In Doubt Lie Boldly
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
William Rivers Pitt: Insiders The Key To Change
Lack Of DoJ, DoD Cooperation With 911 Commission
ZZZZZzzzt Feedback: ACC's Stock Responds
Hard News On Scoop's Scoop
Voting Story Rising Fast In The Blogoshere
Sludge Lifts The Lid On The Insecurity Of The US Voting System
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Franken-Onion Field Trials Should Be Placed On Hold
ACT: Maori Health Status Is A Lifestyle Issue
PC Health Criteria Wont Make a Silk Purse
Investors In Tauranga Based Venture Urged To Come Forward
Legalities of E-Tailers Highlighted
King Pleased Of PHARMAC’s Pill Plan
Hobbs Pleased SARS Contained In China
ERO Says Foreign Paying Students Treated Well
Review Of School Yard Bullies Discipline Needed
ACT Says Taxpayers Ought Not To Pay For Union Fees

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Diebold Lies Boldly


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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Diebold Election Systems: When In Doubt Lie Boldly

- A followup story on the Voting machine Scoop broke yesterday. It shows that Diebold is in the habit of lying about its systems to election supervisors. Quoting people working on the Georgia election system rollout it shows that the FTP site discussed in yesterday's scoop was being used extensively in the run-up to the 2002 mid-term election. Finally it illustrates that "quality control" and "testing" are dirty words at Diebold Elections Systems. See… Bald-Faced Lies About Black Box Voting Machines . RELATED EXTERNAL LINKS: - Slashdot.org's Thread On Yesterday's Scoop [1] . - The Inquirer: US election fraud scandal looms? [2] - Hard News 10/07/03 - Scoop's Scoop [3] - WhatReallyHappened.com Digs In Its Heels [4] - Flash Based Voting Game [5] See More On This Story... STORY OF THE WEEK


[1] - http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/07/08/1949200&mode=thread&tid=103&tid=126&tid=99
[2] - http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=10393
[3] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post532
[4] - http://www.whatreallyhappened.com
[5] - http://www.cntrybob.com/Fun/Voter/voter.html

NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • Meningococcal Disease Season Peak Approaching [1]
  • Retail Sales Increase 0.7 Percent [2]
  • Clearance application from Bungy NZ [3]
  • Answers Urgently needed on GE Corn Liability [4]
  • Sylvia Marsters receive Cook Is Artist's Residency [5]
  • NZSO Music Director Cancels [6]
  • Vic Professor Appointed To Marsden Fund Council [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0307/S00036.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00104.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00103.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0307/S00047.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0307/S00049.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0307/S00048.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0307/S00027.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    Arafat Rejects Abbas’ Resignation - Israeli government’s selective and fragmental policy to implement Israel’s obligations stipulated by the “roadmap” to Palestinian – Israeli peace has led to a crisis, which threatened Tuesday the survival of the Palestinian government of Prime Minister Mahmud ... See... PNA Crisis As Israel Fails to Release Detainees [1] Middle East

  • IOF Shoot Dead Father of Three in West Bank [2]
  • Four Internationals Arrested At Peace Camp [3]
  • Iraq & Central Asia
  • EU lifts trade embargo with Iraq [4]
  • Iraq: top UN envoy meets with US administrator [5]
  • Atomic Watchdog Seeks Nuke Safeguards From Iran [6]
  • 10 Downing St Press Briefing: IRAQ - Niger/Uranium [7]
  • Afghanistan: No compromise on security, justice [8]
  • Africa
  • UN Radio: Int. Stabilisation Force for Liberia [9]
  • Secretary-General names new envoy for Liberia [10]
  • Govts cooperate with Special Court Sierra Leone [11]
  • Asia Pacific
  • Unesco Chief Visits Indonesia, India & Timor-Leste [12]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00111.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00110.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00100.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00109.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00106.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00104.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00103.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00102.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00108.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00107.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00101.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00105.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    William Rivers Pitt: Insiders The Key To Change

    - For many, many months now, we have endured what is known in the common political lexicon as an 'Imperial Presidency.' See... UQ Wire: The Insiders Are Coming Out [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00083.htm


    Lack Of DoJ, DoD Cooperation With 911 Commission

    - The task in front of us is monumental. Time is slipping by. Every day lost complicates our work. Extensive and prompt cooperation from the U.S. government, the Congress, state and local agencies, and private firms is essential. See... UQ Wire: First Interim Report Of 911 Commission [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00082.htm


    ZZZZZzzzt Feedback: ACC's Stock Responds

    - Your articles on ACC are most thought provoking and certainly voice the concerns/fears of those of us who are labelled "stock". See... ACC Articles Voice Concerns Of Us Labelled Stock [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00081.htm


    Hard News On Scoop's Scoop

    - If you had trouble reaching Scoop.co.nz yesterday, it because Scoop got Slashdotted. The Wellington site's big story - bigger than Watergate, it was claimed - made the forums of the ultimate geek site, and people came to look ... See... Hard News 10/07/03 - Scoop's Scoop [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00080.htm


    Voting Story Rising Fast In The Blogoshere

    - While mainstream news outlets have been slow so far to pick up Scoop's US Election Security story, the blogosphere is lapping up the reports. So far the Bev Harris's expose has been read over 40,000 times. LINKS TO BLOG RANKINGS: - Blogdex - Bev Harris No. 4 – Sludge No. 12 [1] - Day Pop Top 40 - Bev Harris No. 11 and Rising [2] - 21 Citations [3] - Technorati – 86 Links To Inside A Voting Program [4] - Technorati – 63 Links To Sludge #154 [5]


    [1] - http://blogdex.net/
    [2] - http://www.daypop.com/top/
    [3] - http://www.daypop.com/search?q=link%3Awww.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm&t=w&max=672
    [4] - http://www.technorati.com/cosmos/links.html?rank=links&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scoop.co.nz%2Fmason%2Fstories%2FHL0307%2FS00065.htm
    [5] - http://www.technorati.com/cosmos/links.html?rank=links&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scoop.co.nz%2Fmason%2Fstories%2FHL0307%2FS00064.htm


    Sludge Lifts The Lid On The Insecurity Of The US Voting System

    - 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 Circumstantial Evidence. See... Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate! [1] and its companion article Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00064.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm


    Katya Daily

    - To humble yourself before others is an effective way to advance that produces vigorous effects on the Divine Love. But to humble yourself means to know your own nothingness, not with empty words, but truly how it is. See... Katya Rivas: The Summit of Love: Humility [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00077.htm



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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Franken-Onion Field Trials Should Be Placed On Hold

    - Crop & Food Research's application to field test GE onions in containment in fields in Canterbury, announced today, should be put on hold till the latest GE problems are sorted out, Green MP Sue Kedgley said today. See... GE onions will only end in tears [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00202.htm


    ACT: Maori Health Status Is A Lifestyle Issue

    - Appalling new figures on Maori and Pacific life expectancy should come as no surprise - but blaming a 1980s government for terrible health figures in the 1990's, and hypothesising that this is the cause of the ills of the 21^st century health system, is short-sighted ... See... Lifestyle The Problem, Not Race [1] ALSO: ACT - Claims On Maori Health Illogical [2] ALSO: Green MP Metiria Turei said today that Maori would continue to suffer a higher mortality rate than non-Maori New Zealanders unless the Government urgently addressed systemic failures in the health and welfare sectors. See... Maori die as healthcare denied [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00207.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00206.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00201.htm


    PC Health Criteria Wont Make a Silk Purse

    - New Zealand First has called on the Government to dump its agenda of political correctness and spend extra money on adequate healthcare for all New Zealanders – especially those at the bottom of the heap. See... Correctness Will Not Solve Health Disparity [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00209.htm


    Investors In Tauranga Based Venture Urged To Come Forward

    - Three Tauranga-based corporations and three individuals were placed into statutory management following an urgent meeting of government ministers last week, said Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel. See... Government steps in on dodgy investment scheme [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00208.htm


    Legalities of E-Tailers Highlighted

    - "Recent publicity over DE Technologies efforts to enforce its patent covering cross border e-commerce processes has caused considerable concern for internet retailers, particularly small operators," said Associate Commerce Minister Judith Tizard. See... Internet retailers advised to seek legal advice [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00199.htm


    King Pleased Of PHARMAC’s Pill Plan

    - Health Minister Annette King says she is pleased PHARMAC has heeded many of the 2500 sumissions it received in reaching a constructive decision on all-at-once dispensing. See... King welcomes PHARMAC’s dispensing approach [1] ALSO: Greens - But Kedgley Is Not Pleased [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00203.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00205.htm


    Hobbs Pleased SARS Contained In China

    - We are pleased to join with you in celebrating the containment of SARS in China. Now life can begin to return to normal for all of us. See... Function to mark the end of "SARS" - Marian Hobbs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00204.htm


    ERO Says Foreign Paying Students Treated Well

    - The Education Review Office (ERO) has released a report today that finds that New Zealand schools are treating their foreign fee-paying students well overall. See... International students treated well in New Zealand [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00200.htm


    Review Of School Yard Bullies Discipline Needed

    - The victims of poor schoolyard behaviour also need the protection offered by an independent review of school discipline, Green MP Metiria Turei said today. See... Independent discipline review works for victims [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00198.htm


    ACT Says Taxpayers Ought Not To Pay For Union Fees

    - ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today said it was wrong that taxpayers had to pay Department of Conservation staff to join the Public Service Association. See... DoC Provides Million Dollar Bribe To Join PSA [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00197.htm

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