Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search


Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings


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

1: 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 ...

2: 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 ...

3: 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 ...

4: 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 ...

5: Unanswered Questions For Rep. Cynthia McKinney

HEADER NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: I have compiled a list of relevant questions on 9/11 taken from a recent post asking DUers to list their favourites. In addition, some DUers provided lists of questions posted on other sites which I have included here. ...

6: Correction: Katherine Harris's Demise Exaggerated

Contrary to a report linked by Scoop last night, and now deleted from the site, Congresswoman Katherine Harris is alive and well and even appeared on the floor in the US Congress this morning.

8: 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 ...

10: They Tell Lies To Nodders

Last week a newspaper editor expressed surprise about my peacenik views and emailed me accordingly. "I wonder", he wrote, "if you could do a bit of self-psycho-analysis, and examine how a British-Australian former soldier of fairly mainstream views (as ...

11: Hard News 10/07/03 - Scoop's Scoop

If you had trouble reaching 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 ...

12: John Chuckman: The Worst Kind Of Lie

A few years sometimes make a big difference in human affairs. A few years ago an American President was put through the 18th century ordeal of impeachment, a vast, expensively-staged comic opera of white manes waving and grave baritones intoning, ...

13: Bush Stresses "Habits of Freedom" in African Talks

President Bush had the opportunity July 8 to discuss bilateral issues with Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade as well as regional and international issues with seven other leaders of West African democracies, according to a senior administration official.

14: Senator Hagel Admits Owning Voting Machine Company

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

15: Dennis Hans: Bushies Stole My Con!

Back in February, when I began cataloging the ''techniques of deceit'' the Bush administration was employing to sell the public on the need to invade and occupy Iraq, I never would have thought that the administration would stoop to stealing one of my own.

16: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Sludge Lifts The Lid On The Insecurity Of The US Voting System - Brian Cloughley: A Veteran Turned Peacenik Explains - SRA Commentary: Show Me The Jobs! - Chuckman: Big Lies, Smaller Lies - Ooops Scoop Was Wrong! - Stateside On The Columbia Disaster ...

17: Lifestyle The Problem, Not Race

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 ...

18: Asylum offer for Taylor flouts international law

The offer by Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo of "asylum" to President Charles Taylor not only flouts international law but does nothing to further a just and lasting peace in Liberia, Amnesty International said today.

19: SRA Commentary: Remember the Alamo

We have been saying for over a year and a half that there would be a jobless recovery in the United States, and the June American payroll numbers drove that point home forcefully. The unemployment rate jumped sharply and payroll employment slumped.

20: DoC Provides Million Dollar Bribe To Join PSA

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.

21: Stateside with Rosalea Smoking gun or gaping hole?

Yesterday the investigators of the Columbia disaster proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that if you fire a piece of foam at 500 miles per hour from a gas-powered cannon at a model of the leading edge of a space shuttle wing, you can blow a hole in the ...

22: UQ Wire: The Insiders Are Coming Out

For many, many months now, we have endured what is known in the common political lexicon as an 'Imperial Presidency.'

23: Ari Fleischer on WMDs and Yellow Cake

Ari Fleischer: "... the information on yellow cake did, indeed, turn out to be incorrect... specifically on the yellow cake, the yellow cake for Niger, we've acknowledged that that information did turn out to be a forgery."

24: Family Court Driving Fathers To Suicide

Family Court Driving Fathers To Suicide Wednesday 9 Jul 2003 Dr Muriel Newman Press Releases -- Social Welfare

25: Chuckman Cartoons: Bring 'Em On

Two cartoons from John Chuckman inspired by U.S. President George Bush's recent remark. " There are some who feel like -- that the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is, bring them on. We've got the force necessary to deal ...

26: PNA Crisis As Israel Fails to Release Detainees

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 ...

27: EU lifts trade embargo with Iraq

The EU published on 8 July a Regulation lifting the existing trade embargo with Irak, thus implementing the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1483. This Regulation lifts existing trade restrictions for all products except cultural goods and arms. ...

28: Govts cooperate with Special Court Sierra Leone

On the eve of the African Union (AU) summit in Maputo, Amnesty International calls on all African governments to fulfil their obligations under international law and to cooperate fully with the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

29: Foreigners Released But Lao Nationals Are Tortured

Amnesty International welcomed today the release of two European journalists, Thierry Falise and Vincent Reynaud, and their US interpreter, Naw Karl Mua. They were arrested on 4 June whilst reporting the on-going internal armed conflict in Laos.

30: Parallel Worlds: New Zealand and Film Incentives

Last night I was teaching English to one of my students. She’s a young person who is interested in reading fantasy novels. She wanted to know what the phrase “parallel world” meant.

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Using Scoop Professionally? Introducing ScoopPro

ScoopPro is a new offering aimed at ensuring professional users get the most out of Scoop and support us to continue improving it so that Scoop continues to exist as a public service for all New Zealanders. More>>


Don Rennie: Is It Time To Take ACC Back To First Principles?

The word “investing” has played a major part in the operations of the ACC since 1998... More>>

27-29 Sept: Social Enterprise World Forum Live Blog

1600+ delegates from more than 45 countries have came together to share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future using social enterprise as a vehicle. Attending the Forum were social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, activists, academics and more from across the globe... More>>

HiveMind Report: A Universal Basic Income For Aotearoa NZ

Results from this HiveMind suggests that an overwhelming majority of Kiwis believe that due to changing circumstances and inefficiencies in the current system, we need a better system to take care of welfare of struggling members in our society. More>>


Scoop Hivemind: Medical Cannabis - Co-Creating A Policy For Aotearoa

Welcome to the fourth and final HiveMind for Scoop’s Opening the Election campaign for 2017. This HiveMind explores the question: what would a fair, humane and safe Medical Cannabis policy look like for Aotearoa, NZ in 2018? More>>