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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Diebold Election Systems: When In Doubt Lie Boldly
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Bush Says His False Iraq-Nuke Claims Were Justified
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
St Molesworth's Top 10
Ok Now We Have A Station – How About Some Trains!
Howard's End Special: A Law Lord Explains What He Does
Hard News Is There!
Dennis Hans: Uraniumgate - The Plot Thickens
William River's Pitt: Pants On Fire
Jason Leopold Explores Bush Motivations In Iraq
America's Counterproductive Security Stance
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Turning A Profit The Public Way
Is Fat Tax on Fatty Food On The Way?
Policing Differentials Required To Fight Crime
Has Business Roundtable Lost The Plot?
Prime Minister’s Link Foundation UK Speech
Belle Tolls On Coddington’s Cambridge Column
Newman Says Society Is Crumbling
Nats Should Stop Whining Be Positive Says Anderton
Select Committee Biz
Four Weeks Holiday Great For Tourism Says Robson
ACT Wants Nats To Adopt Pro-Nuke–Ships Policy
Public Pressure On Pill Policy Worked
Nats Happy With Australian-Led Solomons Force

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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: - Plastic: How George W. Bush Won The 2004 Election [1] - Slashdot.org's Thread On Yesterday's Scoop [2] . - The Inquirer: US election fraud scandal looms? [3] - Hard News 10/07/03 - Scoop's Scoop [4] - WhatReallyHappened.com Digs In Its Heels [5] - Flash Based Voting Game [6] See More On This Story... STORY OF THE WEEK [7]


[1] - http://www.plastic.com/article.html;sid=03/07/09/06563578;cmt=116
[2] - http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/07/08/1949200&mode=thread&tid=103&tid=126&tid=99
[3] - http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=10393
[4] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post532
[5] - http://www.whatreallyhappened.com
[6] - http://www.cntrybob.com/Fun/Voter/voter.html
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/index.html#sow

NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • Treasury Releases Financial Statements Of The Government [1]
  • Far-Reaching Possibilities For NZ Agricuture [2]
  • GE Onions Have No Benefit For NZ: Threaten Exports [3]
  • Tranz Rail Concerned Over Inaccurate Comments [4]
  • Progressive Enterprises Recalls Deli Meals [5]
  • Tainui Commercial Arm Delivers 29% Annual Revenue Increase [6]
  • Mastercard Says NZ Consumer Confidence Falls [7]
  • Int Breakthrough in Brain Recovery Research [8]
  • Auckland Uni Artificial Intelligence Helping To Save Lives [9]
  • Mayor should be creative, not heartless [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00066.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00123.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0307/S00052.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00122.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00121.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00120.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00117.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0307/S00031.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0307/S00028.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0307/S00068.htm


    Bush Says His False Iraq-Nuke Claims Were Justified

    - Washington -- President Bush on July 9 defended his use of prewar intelligence as justification for the Iraq war, saying he is "absolutely confident" about his actions, despite White House acknowledgement that one claim Bush made in his 2003 State of the Union Address about Saddam Hussein pursuing nuclear weapons in Africa was based on unreliable information. See… Bush Absolutely Confident of His Decision on Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00137.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    Iraq

  • U.S. Seeks to Maximize International Assistance To Iraq [1]
  • Top UN Envoy Hears Calls For Greater UN Role In Iraq [2]
  • UN Radio: Return of Iraqi Refugees not Recommended [3]
  • Attacks In Iraq Are Concentrated Around Baghdad [4]

  • Africa
  • U.S. Will "Be Involved" in Liberia to Keep Peace [5]
  • Bush, Mbeki Express Agreement In Pretoria [6]
  • Annan urges African leaders end armed conflicts [7]
  • Liberia: UN shortages to help desperate civilians [8]
  • Latest Wave Of Rebel Violence In Burundi Condemned [9]
  • Uganda: While in Africa Bush must consider DRC [10]

  • European Union
  • Schröder: Germany Open To Reducing Subsidies [11]
  • EU Midday Express: Action on financial mismanagement [12]
  • UK Govt On Brits Held At Guantanamo Bay [13]

  • Middle East
  • Palestinian Fatah Party Reactivates Institutions [14]
  • Egypt, US Work to Boost Palestinian Israeli Truce [15]
  • Bush Waives Decade-old Law Banning Aid to PNA [16]
  • Update On Internationals Arrested [17]
  • Soldiers Attack Internationals & Palestinians [18]
  • 6 Internationals Arrested/Update on Jenin Arrests [19]
  • Farmers Prevented from Planting Crops Beyond Wall [20]
  • Syria/Lebanon: Custody deaths need investigating [21]

  • Asia Pacific
  • Indonesia: 46 new prisoners of conscience held [22]

  • United Nations
  • Afghanistan: Doubling Reconstruction Aid Needed [23]
  • Annan & Bush Plan To Meet Monday [24]
  • UN: Role Of Animals In Sars Spread Investigated [25]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00138.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00124.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00128.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00136.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00135.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00134.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00127.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00125.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00123.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00117.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00133.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00132.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00118.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00131.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00130.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00129.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00122.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00121.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00120.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00119.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00115.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00116.htm
    [23] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00113.htm
    [24] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00126.htm
    [25] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00114.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    St Molesworth's Top 10

    See... Top 10 Changes Bill Ralston Wants To Make At TVNZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00088.htm


    Ok Now We Have A Station – How About Some Trains!

    - By my estimation, the opening of the spectacular Britomart station has put Auckland somewhere in the mid-20th century. See... Great Work! Now What About the Rest? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00087.htm


    Howard's End Special: A Law Lord Explains What He Does

    - With public interest increasing over the Government's planned abolition of appeals to the Privy Council, along with signatures being collected for a referendum on the issue, Scoop columnist Maree Howard thinks it is timely to provide readers with an Australian address by one of the world's leading Law Lords about how law is interpreted. See... Howard's End: Lord Steyn Explains A Judge's Lot [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00091.htm


    Hard News Is There!

    - Well, that's that sorted: the sweetcorn on pizza thing, I mean. Apparently it's a cultural thing. Two Hard News readers, Renee Leckey and Ian Johnston, have been in touch to advise that sweetcorn on pizza is all but unavoidable in Japan and Korea... See... Hard News 11/07/03 - Just Me [1]


    [1] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post533


    Dennis Hans: Uraniumgate - The Plot Thickens

    - Did U.S. intelligence use Italian intelligence to con British intelligence into believing what U.S. intelligence knew to be a lie — that Iraq sought uranium from Africa for use in a nuclear weapons program? See... Italian Connection is Key to Niger Connection [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00090.htm


    William River's Pitt: Pants On Fire

    - There was a picture on the front page of the New York Times on Tuesday, July 8. It showed several American soldiers in Iraq sitting in utter dejection as they were informed by their battalion commander that none of them were going home anytime soon, and no one knew exactly when they were going home at all. See... UQ Wire: Mr. Bush, You Are A Liar [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00093.htm


    Jason Leopold Explores Bush Motivations In Iraq

    - While the Bush administration is beset by questions about the accuracy of intelligence information the President cited in building a case for war against Iraq, the White House hawks have still not fully explained how Iraq became a target of the administration shortly after the 9-11 terrorist attacks. See... Mini-War Prior to 9-11 May Explain Iraq Targeting [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00089.htm


    America's Counterproductive Security Stance

    - The world is becoming anti-American. Not only do most people around the world look on the US with disfavour, they also dislike President Bush, whose popularity is even questionable in the United States, where Tony Blair is more trusted and admired. See... Is American foreign policy a threat to security? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00086.htm


    Katya Daily

    - Many times you get confused, My daughter; you hear My voice and follow it a little in darkness and, urged by My strength, you decide to accept My voice. Since you do not see Me, you become vexed and it seems to you that it is not My voice. See... Katya Rivas: I and Only I… Am Love [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00085.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Turning A Profit The Public Way

    - Acting Finance Minister Trevor Mallard today welcomed the recent turnaround from loss to profit of the government’s investment portfolios, as reflected in the Crown Financial Statements out today. See... Mallard on May Crown Financial Statements [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00225.htm


    Is Fat Tax on Fatty Food On The Way?

    - ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today wrote to Director General of Health Karen Poutasi, expressing her concern at conflicting comments from Health Minister Annette King and Director of Public Health Dr Colin Tukiutonga, over the ... See... Don't Tax The Burger, King [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00227.htm


    Policing Differentials Required To Fight Crime

    - Police Executives may need to revisit their staff deployment strategies to give more practical priorities to differing levels of criminal offending, said Ron Mark, New Zealand First Law and Order Spokesman. See... Police Executives May Require Assistance With Plan [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00226.htm


    Has Business Roundtable Lost The Plot?

    - "The Business Round Table said today to the Select Committee considering holidays legislation that not only do they oppose four weeks leave, but also that there should be no legislation whatever governing holidays for workers. See... Business Round Table’s off-the-planet holiday [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00216.htm


    Prime Minister’s Link Foundation UK Speech

    - The relationship between New Zealand and the United Kingdom has been fashioned by history, but does it risk being pulled apart by geography? Does “where” we are matter more than “who” we are, and do forces such as global economic integration and international ... See... PM Address To The Link Foundation UK [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00215.htm


    Belle Tolls On Coddington’s Cambridge Column

    - This is my last Liberty Belle from Cambridge. When you read this, I'll be on my way home. In truth, with mixed feelings. I've missed my family - at times, physically ached for them. See... Liberty Belle: Final Transmission From Cambridge [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00224.htm


    Newman Says Society Is Crumbling

    - “Strange times are these in which we live, when the old and the young are taught in falsehood’s school. And the one man who dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and a fool.” See... Muriel Newman Column - A Crumbling Society [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00223.htm


    Nats Should Stop Whining Be Positive Says Anderton

    - Acting PM and Progressive leader Jim Anderton is urging the National Party to find something positive to say about New Zealand during its conference in Christchurch this weekend. See... Don't worry be happy, Jim tells Nats [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00222.htm


    Select Committee Biz

    - There were four committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business to 11 July 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00221.htm


    Four Weeks Holiday Great For Tourism Says Robson

    - Tourism businesses will benefit overall from a new law that creates a minimum of four weeks annual leave for all workers, Progressive MP Matt Robson says. His Bill is before a parliamentary select committee for hearings. See... Four weeks leave helps tourism businesses [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00220.htm


    ACT Wants Nats To Adopt Pro-Nuke–Ships Policy

    - ACT New Zealand Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Spokesman Ken Shirley today urged National to adopt the Conference remit calling for the cessation of the ban on nuclear-propelled ship visits. See... Time For Maturity On Nuclear Ships [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00219.htm


    Public Pressure On Pill Policy Worked

    - National says the Government's back down on three monthly dispensing is a sensible move which shows political and public pressure has worked. See... Govt back down on medicine dispensing welcomed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00218.htm


    Nats Happy With Australian-Led Solomons Force

    - National says confirmation that the Solomon Islands Parliament has accepted the need for an Australian-led intervention force is good news. See... Bringing stability to the Solomons is critical [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00217.htm

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