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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 ...

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: Wolfowitz Cttee. Advised Use Of Niger Uranium Ref.

Pentagon committee led by Paul Wolfowitz, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, advised President Bush to include a reference in his January State of the Union address about Iraq trying to purchase 500 tons of uranium from Niger to bolster the case for war ...

4: 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.

5: 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 ...

6: William Moloney: I Feel A Change Is A Comin’

I feel a change is a comin’. The Peace is going to topple both Bush and Blair. How pissed off will the Bush family be with Saddam that they won two wars against him and lost two elections!

7: 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 ...

8: 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.

9: Jay Shaft: Bush’s Use Of God to Justify War

By making statements about God Blessing America in the war on Iraq, did U.S. President George Bush inadvertently make it a Holy War?

10: 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).

11: 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 ...

12: Hard News 17/07/03 - Big Ups

Big ups to everyone who e-mailed me in response to the post about my mother's death. There have been too many for me to respond to individually but the flurry of correspondence was a reminder of the web's reach and the simple pleasure of being contacted by people ...

13: 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 ...

14: U.S. Still Hopes for N. Korea Diplomatic Solution

The United States is "still hopeful of a diplomatic solution" to the nuclear situation in North Korea, Secretary of State Colin Powell said July 16 during a press availability with German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer in Washington.

15: Upton-on-line: Diaspora Edition

In this issue: Preserving French cultural exceptionalism in the new European Constitution; cancelling arts festivals as an exceptional new way of promoting culture; re-opening the Hundred Years' War 550 years down the line; challenges to the French Republic ...

16: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for July 16

NORTH KOREA 1-2 Talks with Chinese, South Korean and Japanese Officials on North Korea 2 U.S. Pleased with the Chinese Role in Encouraging Multilateral Discussions 2 U.S. Examining the Issue of North Korean Refugees 3-4 U.S. Believes North Korean ...

17: Stateside With Rosalea: Hello Sailors

Being a child of the fifties, I have a fondness for WWII memorabilia. And when that memorabilia takes the form of an actual, functioning Liberty Ship going on a cruise from San Francisco to the inland port of Stockton (where your California summerfruit ...

18: Offshore Company Captures Online Military Vote

Last year, while President Bush marshaled U.S. forces for the invasion of Iraq, the patriots at the Department of Defense awarded the contract for a new online voting system for the military... to an offshore company.

19: 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?

20: Labour Made Its Seabed, Now It Must Lie In It

ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks today said that the Government should not even consider negotiating over foreshore and seabed until it has a clear bottom line - and the 95 percent of New Zealanders who don't believe in race privileges ...

21: 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.

22: University Research Supports CTU Case

“New research by Victoria University strongly supports the Council of Trade Unions’ case for strengthening of the Employment Relations Act,” CTU president Ross Wilson said today

23: 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.

24: 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.

25: 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 ...

26: Cullen Address to the Auckland Business Network

In setting the scene for our discussion, I am going to give you an overview of where I see the economy heading, talk very briefly about the exchange rate, which seems to be a topic of conversation in some business circles, and make mention of what ...

27: Palestinians, Egyptians See Eye-to-Eye on ‘Roadmap

President Yasser Arafat briefed President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt on the developments in occupied Palestinian territories after a meeting in Ramallah Tuesday with Mubarak’s envoy Omar Sulaiman, which discussed ways of reinforcing Palestinian – Egyptian coordination ...

28: Iran: Inquiry needed into death of Zahra Kazemi

Amnesty International added its voice today to the calls made by Iran's Islamic Human Rights Commission and other international human rights organizations in calling for an independent and thorough investigation into the death in custody of 54-year-old ...

29: Immigration Policy Blamed For Rates Hike

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has pointed out the recent rates hike by the Auckland Regional Council means that ratepayers are now paying for the Government’s stupid immigration policy.

30: Pakura Can't Have Her Cake And Eat It Too

ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today demanded to know how much spare time CYF chief social worker Shannon Pakura could have when her agency is plagued by systemic failure, and a record that reads like a litany of tragedy.


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