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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: Djibouti: Jailed outspoken opposition leader

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Daher Ahmed Farah, an opposition party leader and director of his party's newspaper.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00160.htm


4: 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


5: Dennis Hans: Sixteen Dishonest Words

If you’re scratching your head and wondering how the Bush administration had such an easy time persuading much of the news media of the necessity to wage war on Iraq, simply look at their performance over the weekend.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00130.htm


6: 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


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: Cialis captures just under half of NZ market

In its first few months in New Zealand, the second generation treatment for erection problems, Cialis, captured just under half of the erectile dysfunction market.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0307/S00046.htm


9: How To Justify Iraq War If WMD’s Aren’t Found?

Since the start of the war in Iraq four months ago, 212 American soldiers have been killed, including 79 who have died since May 1, when President George Bush declared an end to major hostilities in Iraq. It’s unclear how many Iraqi civilians perished ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00132.htm


10: 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


11: 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


12: 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


13: 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


14: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #40

Thanks to the 100 people who braved a wintry Friday night on US Independence Day July 4 to protest outside the US Consulate over the continuing military occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan and the NZ governments participation in that occupation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00085.htm


15: 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


16: 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


17: 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


18: Flatulence Tax Just Government Hot Air

ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today said that farmer organisations should not, under any circumstance, cooperate with the Government over the imposition of the new flatulence tax.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00374.htm


19: Hard News 16/07/03 - The Fundamentals

Thank goodness for the resumption of international rugby this weekend: the absence of actual play was creating a vacuum for doubt, recrimination and the messianic Cult of Mehrtens ... http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post539

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00129.htm


20: Arafat, Abbas Approve Terms of Reference

Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and Prime Minister Mahmud Abbas on Monday worked out an agreement sorting out presidential and premiership powers, with formulas specifying the terms of reference and the follow-up mechanism of the negotiating process with ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00200.htm


21: Learning to Speak About Each Other

As a recent immigrant to New Zealand, I am getting used to the way things work here. Every day, I get off the bus and walk past Winston Peters’ giant sign about immigration and treaty costs. And every day, I pick up a copy of the New Zealand Herald and read ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00126.htm


22: Yemen & Saudi Arabia Hand In Hand To Fight Terror

Yemen & Saudi Arabia Hand In Hand To Fight Terror By Adnan Abdullah for Scoop.co.nz

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00131.htm


23: 200% Mission Success for Air Force Deployment

Two Air Force Orion technicians have contributed to Number 5 Squadron attaining a 200% mission success rate during their deployment to the Middle East.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00081.htm


24: Press Briefing by Scott McClellan - July 15 2003

Q Two quick questions, one on Iraq. When the President said of Saddam Hussein, we gave him a chance to allow the inspectors in and he wouldn't let them in, why didn't he say that, when the inspectors went into Iraq?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00205.htm


25: Roger Kerr Speech - Does Policy Matter?

This talk is about economic growth. Economic growth matters for people because it brings with it things like higher incomes, wider choices, more leisure and better environmental quality. Economic growth, driven by increases in productivity, is the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00155.htm


26: Malaysia: Charges against students must be dropped

Seven students arrested in June 2001 for participating in a peaceful protest against the Internal Security Act (ISA) had their trial resume today (14 July) after a number of postponements. Amnesty International expressed concern that the charges violate ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00185.htm


27: Envoy Meets Iraqi Governing Cl Visits Syria & Iran

Visiting more of Iraq's neighbours in his efforts to help create a stable, democratic and sovereign country, top United Nations envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello arrived in Damascus today for talks with Syrian President Bashir al Assad.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00191.htm


28: UN Radio: US, UN Agree to Liberia General Approach

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said he is satisfied with the approach the United States is taking on the situation in Liberia and he said the United States and the United Nations have "more or less agreed to a general approach on the Liberian ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00194.htm


29: Security Council backs UN troops in Sierra Leone

The members of the Security Council today agreed to "respond quickly" to Secretary-General Kofi Annan's recent proposal for a modified, four-stage reduction in the military strength of the United Nations mission in Sierra Leone, the President ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00164.htm


30: White House to Improve Process for Bush Speeches

White House to Improve Clearance Process for Bush Speeches - But stands by its policy to rid Iraq of WMD... Washington -- Improvements will be made in the process that is used to clear presidential speeches, White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00178.htm


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