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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 ...

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: Advice For Reporters: Follow The Niger Forgeries

So, the head of CIA has fallen on his sword to protect his boss. Yet this feels like Watergate, with the floodgates poised to open wide. I've been pleased in recent days to discover that the corporate media actually has a pulse. I'd like to suggest a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00107.htm


5: UQ Wire: The Dubious Suicide of George Tenet

Things have reached a pretty pass indeed when you apologize for making a mistake, but nobody believes your apology. So it is today with CIA Director Tenet, and by proxy George W. Bush and his administration.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00111.htm


6: Scoop Image: A God's Eye View Of Te Wai Pounamu

An image from NASA's MODIS Satellite of New Zealand's South Island after recent snowfalls.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00121.htm


7: The Useless Invasion Sketch (After Monty Python)

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE (played by John Cleese) walks down the street carrying THE IRAQUI INVASION (played by an empty parrot cage). He walks into THE WHITE HOUSE (played by a cheesy storefront) and addresses COLIN POWELL (played by Michael Palin).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00120.htm


8: "Limited" Role for US Troops to Stabilize Liberia

President Bush said July 14 that he is open to deploying U.S. troops for a "limited" role in stabilizing Liberia, but again made clear that Liberia's President Charles Taylor must leave.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00177.htm


9: World’s biggest woodpecker species feared extinct

Cambridge, 11th July 2003 – BirdLife International researchers have expressed their fear that the stunning Imperial Woodpecker, Campephilus imperialis, may now be extinct after an expedition to the last area reporting sightings of the bird found no evidence ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00154.htm


10: 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


11: Daniel Patrick Welch: Our President is a Criminal

It's well past time to say it. Despite the weaseling and finger-pointing--in fact, because of it--the Forged Niger letter is indeed the smoking gun, and the chips have yet to stop falling

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00104.htm


12: Naomi Klein On Plans to Privatize Iraqi Industry

U.S. Plan to Privatize Iraqi Industry May Signal New 'Bomb Before You Buy' Doctrine - Interview with Naomi Klein, author and columnist, conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00116.htm


13: Iran: Concern On Student Activists, Demonstrators

Iran: Student activists and demonstrators must be treated in accordance with international human rights standards

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00155.htm


14: U.S. Elections - Anatomy Of An Internet Scoop

Last week's Scoop exposes - see... Story Of The Week: Inside A U.S. Election Program - on security problems with Election Voting machines in the United States – have been far and way Scoop's top rating stories ever.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00110.htm


15: Story Of The Week: Inside A U.S. Election Program

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00108.htm


16: 1 standard of citizenship for all – except Maurice

National's policy of "one standard of citizenship for all" clearly doesn't apply to Maurice Williamson, John Tamihere says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00264.htm


17: Fleischer Departs Job as White House Press Sec

Washington -- Ari Fleischer held his last briefing for White House correspondents July 14, after serving two and a half years as White House Press Secretary, and before that working with the Bush presidential campaign.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00179.htm


18: Stateside with Rosalea: 2004 Election

Am I the only person to think it was weird that the USS Ronald Reagan was launched yesterday while Bush was in Africa? Is there a back story here to do with the Reagans and the Bushes? Did George W. offend the Navy in some way with his photo-op a few ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00097.htm


19: Rumsfeld Briefs on Iraq, North Korea, Liberia

The situation in Iraq is "difficult" at the moment, but "the outcome is going to be a good outcome," Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" July 13.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00180.htm


20: Threat to airport from watersport lake overstated

Concerns about Christchurch International Airport safety being compromised by a proposed passive watersport lake are being overdone, says Alistair Graham, the City Council’s Leisure Unit manager.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0307/S00078.htm


21: Time to End the Dodginess - Intelligence Unglued

The glue that holds the Intelligence Community together is melting under the hot lights of an awakened press. If you do not act quickly, your intelligence capability will fall apart--with grave consequences for the nation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00171.htm


22: Will Clark Sign Her Integrity Away?

Prime Minister Helen Clark's integrity is on the line if she signs the Tony Blair initiative at the Left-leaning conference on progressive governments," ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00259.htm


23: CIA Warned White House Last Oct On Forged Docs

The CIA successfully got the White House last October to omit references to Iraq’s alleged attempts to purchase uranium from Niger because the agency concluded that the documents used to back up the allegations were forgeries, according to two Democratic ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00117.htm


24: Sustainable New Zealand: What is Your Problem?

The other day I was asked by a student: What is your problem? I’d been moaning about the fuzzy thinking behind the sustainable development clause in the new Local Government Act passed last year. I’m sure he meant it in a caring, sharing, rhetorical kind ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00124.htm


25: 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


26: Hard News 15/07/03 - Abroad, Away, Departed

I should manage a rant on my own behalf tomorrow, but today you should read these three fine works - including Jolisa's very prompt report from the New Zealand Sounds show in Central Park, New York.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00118.htm


27: The Advisability Of Holding One's Nose When Voting

Since we're going to get there anyway -- and since our mailbag is starting to get weighted down already on this issue -- we might as well jump into the electoral debate now and see if we all can reach a resolution before the primaries and, for sure, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00115.htm


28: Illegal steel tariffs could steal our jobs

Illegal US tariffs on $70 million dollars worth of New Zealand steel exports threaten jobs in New Zealand says Matt Robson, Progressive Deputy Leader.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00257.htm


29: Smoking ban should extend to marae

In the last year, just over 400 people died on our roads and we justifiably see that as a tragedy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00258.htm


30: Russia's Igor Ivanov Meets With Arafat and Abbas

On July 13 Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Ivanov as part of his visit to the Middle East went to Ramallah where he met with Head of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) Yasser Arafat, PNA Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, Chairman of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00170.htm

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