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The weekend’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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00064.htm


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 ...

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


4: 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."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00099.htm


5: 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


6: Mini-War Prior to 9-11 May Explain Iraq Targeting

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00089.htm


7: UQ Wire: Mr. Bush, You Are A Liar

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, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00093.htm


8: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00067.htm


9: Italian Connection is Key to Niger Connection

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? Is that the “back story” behind this discredited ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00090.htm


10: Air New Zealand's New International Menus

Some of New Zealand's most popular tourist destinations will be showcased to the world over the coming months through Air New Zealand's new international menu designs, the first of which takes flight tomorrow.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00128.htm


11: U.S. Seeks to Maximize Int Assistance To Iraq

"Iraq should be a proud sovereign country standing on its own two feet as soon as it can," and not become a ward of the international community, says a top Defense Department policy official .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00138.htm


12: 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


13: Powell Interview on CNN s Larry King Live

MR. KING: Good evening and welcome to a very special edition of Larry King Live. Later, Bob Woodward will join us. We begin in Pretoria, South Africa with Secretary of State Colin Powell. Thank you very much, Mr. Secretary, for giving us this time. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00143.htm

15: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Diebold Election Systems: When In Doubt Lie Boldly - Bush Says His False Iraq-Nuke Claims Were Justified - 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00095.htm


16: Exposing Bush and His "Techniques of Deceit"

President George W. Bush and his foreign-policy team have systematically and knowingly deceived the American people in order to gain support for an unprovoked attack on Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00061.htm


17: Bush Absolutely Confident of His Decision on Iraq

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00137.htm


18: Scoop Images: The Ski Trip – To Whakapapa

The Road To The Mountain Mt Ruapehu Not Long Now First Snow Towards Ngaruahoe (Before The Snowfall) Whakapapa Snow Gun Icicles (1) Icicles (2) Icicles (3) From The Hut - – Towards Ngaruahoe (After The Snowfall) From The Hut – The Rockgarden (After The ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00096.htm


19: Hard News 11/07/03 - Just Me

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...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00094.htm


20: Is American foreign policy a threat to security?

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00086.htm


21: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00101.htm


22: 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


23: Attacks In Iraq Are Concentrated Around Baghdad

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says most of the recent attacks on coalition forces in Iraq are occurring in three corridors that extend west, north and east from Baghdad.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00136.htm


24: Hard News 10/07/03 - 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00080.htm

26: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00070.htm


27: Great Work! Now What About the Rest?

By my estimation, the opening of the spectacular Britomart station has put Auckland somewhere in the mid-20th century. Hey, I’m not complaining. Just that every other city in the western world of comparable size got to this point decades ago. Of course, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00087.htm


28: Powell Press Briefing - Pretoria, South Africa

SECRETARY POWELL: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I'll just say a few words, and then I'll be prepared to take your questions. The President had a very moving day in Botswana and he enjoyed the conversations with President Mogae, and had a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00140.htm


29: A Call for International Assistance, Not Isolation

On August 22, 1920, an article written by former Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence appeared in one of the great newspapers of London, the Sunday Times. This legendary British military officer -- better known as Lawrence of Arabia -- began ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00142.htm


30: Howard's End: Lord Steyn Explains A Judge's Lot

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00091.htm

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