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The Nov 6th - 7th 2004 Weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

Dates: 06/Nov/2004, 07/Nov/2004

1: Faun Otter: Vote Fraud - Exit Polls Vs Actuals

Within parts of the U.S. progressive community there is already widespread concern that electronic voting fraud may provide an explanation for the astonishing 8 million vote gain made by George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential U.S. election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00072.htm


2: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00211.htm


3: 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


4: Bald-Faced Lies About Black Box Voting Machines

Diebold voting machines are used in 37 states. The entire state of Ohio is considering dumping its old system to buy Diebold. Georgia already did. The Diebold files, supposedly secret voting machine files left on an unprotected web site for nearly six years ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00078.htm


5: 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


6: 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


7: How George Bush Won the 2004 Presidential Election

Purging voter lists is just the beginning: the U.S. has embraced a form of electronic voting that is unreliable, unverifiable and funded by the radical Christian right.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00147.htm


8: Mapping the Real Deal : Where Would Jesus Bank?

I think of Jesus as a real deal, straight up kind of guy who always cared deeply about his fellow man. That's why we often ask “What would Jesus do?” when looking for the action of highest integrity. [1]

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00040.htm


9: Hartmann: The Ultimate Felony Against Democracy

The hot story in the Blogosphere is that the ''erroneous'' exit polls that showed Kerry carrying Florida and Ohio (among other states) weren't erroneous at all - it was the numbers produced by paperless voting machines that were wrong, and Kerry ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00082.htm


10: BSNewswire: Diebold To Patent "+1" Operation

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /BSNewswire/ -- Diebold, ChoicePoint and Sproul - in a new partnership between government and business involving unprecedented interagency cooperation between the RNC/PNAC, the Patent Office, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00055.htm


11: Greg Palast: Kerry Won

As a journalist examining that messy sausage called American democracy, it's my job to tell you who got the most votes in the deciding states. Tuesday, in Ohio and New Mexico, it was John Kerry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00080.htm


12: U.S. Election Integrity Flaw Discovered At Diebold

Recently, technicians and programmers for Diebold Election Systems, the company that supplied every single voting machine for the surprising 2002 results in the state of Georgia, the company that is preparing to convert the state of Maryland to its ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00052.htm


13: 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


14: SCOOP FEEDBACK: US Election Coverage

In this edition: BUSH! - RE: Your BS Newswire Piece - What a pathetic attempt you make to discredit the American election! - Vote Fraud

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00085.htm


15: Nail gun fatality investigation continues

The Department of Labour’s occupational safety and health service is continuing its investigation into the death of carpenter Robert Otto in Queenstown on 1 November.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00053.htm


16: Opinion: The 2004 Election Has Already Been Rigged

The Neocons have determined that elections can be manipulated easily with the new touch screen voting systems and when accompanied by a media pounding of lies, the public will accept the rigged election results as fact.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00131.htm


17: Meditations (Politics): Don’t Organize, Mourn

Well the inevitable happened. The dark genius of Karl Rove brought millions of Christian followers (not of Jesus but of Bush) out of the woodwork, and “W” was re-elected.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00086.htm


18: NEWSFLASH: Dirty Tricks In Ohio & More

A SERIES OF SNAPSHOTS FROM ACROSS THE NET CONCERNING THE RACE IN OHIO. INCLUDED IN THE NARRATIVE ARE: - A REPUBLICAN EFFORT TO SHUT DOWN THE VOTE IN OHIO; - 1 MILLION UNCOUNTED ABSENTEE BALLOTS IN FLORIDA; - SOME STRANGE RESULTS IN A DIEBOLD OHIO COUNTY.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00064.htm


19: 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


20: Photo-Essay 2: Tell Us Is This Liberation?

GRAPHIC IMAGES MAY DISTURB: The purpose of information sharing is to empower individuals to make informed choices. If publishing these images causes those, who would support more killing to consider their decisions, then publishing is justified.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00005.htm


21: Senator Hagel Admits Owning Voting Machine Company

BREAKING NEWS: Senate Ethics Director Resigns; Senator Hagel Admits Owning Voting Machine Company By Bev Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00166.htm


22: New ways to respond to climate change

Seven projects have been announced today under the Australia-New Zealand Bilateral Climate Change Partnership. The new projects create more opportunities for Australia and New Zealand to work together to respond to climate change.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00107.htm


23: Voting Machines Blasted by Scientists

What follows is a set of discoveries, the result of the first-ever public examination of a secret, proprietary computer program used to count votes in 37 states. A hundred dollar item allows anyone to stuff the ballot box; remote access was left unprotected, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00198.htm


24: Diebold - The Face Of Modern Ballot Tampering

The lack of any exit polling on November 5 has been oddly ignored by the media. Those pesky tracking polls leading up to the elections have been explained away by a ‘late surge to the Republicans’ caused by.... hmmmm, how about sun spot activity? With ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00081.htm


25: Greg Palast: 1 Million Kerry Votes Already Stolen

It's not even Election Day yet, and the Kerry-Edwards campaign is already down by a almost a million votes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00031.htm


26: Underland Coming Across The Ditch

Soloist Katie Ripley, a dancer in Steven Petronio’s Underland, spoke about the art of dance to Scoop. Underland, described by Dance Australia as “truly excellent multimedia dance theatre,” first opened in May 2003, at the Sydney Opera House. In its first ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00077.htm


27: Liberia's Warring Militias Officially Disband

After surrendering weapons and other war materiel today to the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), the West African country's major fighting militias signed a joint declaration renouncing civil war and disbanding their forces at a ceremony in the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00054.htm


28: Election Suppression In Franklin County, Ohio?

Is There Inner-City Election Suppression In Franklin County, Ohio? by Bob Fitrakis Election Day Report – Columbus, Ohio November 2, 2004 - 12:15pm EST http://www.freepress.org/columns/display/3/2004/977

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00047.htm


29: Turning Waste Wood Into Profit

Tokoroa Company Central Wood Recyclers (CWR) has developed a waste wood recovery business that reduces the impact of commercial forestry on the environment and provides an alternative fuel for industrial use.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00238.htm


30: Carter Holt Harvey completes Tissue sale

On 12 May 2004 Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) advised the market that the agreement to sell its Tissue business and 50 per cent interest in Sancella to Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) had become unconditional.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00229.htm

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