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

1: PM Strikes First 'The Lord Of The Rings' Coin

Prime Minister Rt Hon Helen Clark struck the first 'The Lord of The Rings' coin, which will be released by New Zealand Post later this year, during a visit to the Royal Mint in Wales last week.

2: 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 ...

3: 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 ...

4: Dr Kelly's Final Hours Did Not Indicate Suicide

In the 48 hours since the death of UK WMD scientist David Kelly several key pieces of evidence concerning his final hours and frame of mind have now come to light. These are extracted from key articles and linked below.

5: Scoop Link: NZ Listener - Inside The Black Box

What do possible election fraud in the United States and a small, independent website based in New Zealand have in common? The word ''scoop''.

6: Tenet - Wolfowitz Ctte. Gave Dubious Intelligence

When George Tenet, the director of the CIA, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week about dubious intelligence data on the Iraqi threat that made it into President Bush’s State of the Union address in January, he said an ad-hoc ...

7: Chuckman Cartoon: History Will Forgive Us

- Cartoon By John Chuckman…

8: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Macho Macho Man…

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9: Vincent Foster Murder Evidence Released

Miquel Rodriguez, an assistant U.S. attorney who was hired by Kenneth Starr to conduct a grand jury investigation of Foster’s death, tells how Starr and others blocked his efforts to expose the cover-up of a murder by previous investigators. He resigned ...

10: Breast feeding mum sells sex legally

Comments by Women's Affairs Minister Ruth Dyson to a United Nations committee show the Government has no intention of reviewing the decriminalisation of prostitution for at least five years, National says.

11: 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 ...

12: UQ Wire: The Crime and the Cover-Up

The scandal axiom in Washington states that it is not the crime that destroys you, but the cover-up. Today in Washington you can hear terms like 'Iraqgate' and 'Weaponsgate' bandied about, but such obtuse labels do not provide an explanation for the profound ...

13: Cheney Task Force Docs: Maps Of Iraqi Oilfields

Cheney Energy task force documents... contain a map of Iraqi oilfields, pipelines, refineries and terminals, as well as 2 charts detailing Iraqi oil and gas projects, and ''Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfield Contracts.'' The documents, which are dated ...

14: Judges Named For 2003 Roger Award

The judges have been named for the 2003 Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

15: Scoop Link: Robert Cringely - Voter Flawed

Another interesting story appeared this week in my inbox from New Zealand claiming that Diebold voting machines in the U.S. (Diebold apparently makes most of the voting machines used in the U.S.) have major security flaws that allow manipulation of elections.

16: 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 ...

17: ACT's ''The Letter'' - Monday, 21 July

The Letter believes Bill English has the votes to suspend Maurice Williamson on Tuesday. There is no support for the Pakuranga MP who has been badmouthing not just Bill English, but also the caucus, all year.

18: BBC Statement On Death Of David Kelly

The BBC deeply regrets the death of Dr David Kelly. We had the greatest respect for his achievements in Iraq and elsewhere over many years and wish once again to express our condolences to his family.

19: Examination Of Dr David Kelly July 15

UK Police have tentatively identified a body in Oxfordshire as David Kelly, a Defense Ministry expert suspected as a media source claiming the government hyped its reports on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. Here is the transcript of Dr Kelly's examination.

20: Wellington Builder Awarded Posthumously

A renowned local builder was posthumously awarded the top prize at the Wellington Registered Master Builders Association 2003 House of the Year gala dinner at the Town Hall last night.

21: Companies In China Clear GE Food Off Their Shelves

Thirty-two food producers operating in China today announced they are now officially committed to not selling genetically engineered (GE) food in China. This is the first time food producers have publicly committed to such a policy in China, the largest ...

22: Shallow Throat Advises Democrats to Bring It On

With the Bush Administration in imploding disarray, frantically scrambling for ways out of its WMD scandal, I set the code for alerting "Shallow Throat" that I wanted to talk.

23: NZ govt. subsidising biotech at public expense

The New Zealand government is starving the organic sector but continues to subsidize biotech and throw more taxpayer funds down the biotech drain.

24: How George Bush Won the 2004 Presidential Election

Purging voter lists is just the beginning: the U.S. has embraced a form of electronic voting that is unreliable, unverifiable and funded by the radical Christian right.

25: UN Radio Relief For 100,000s Displaced By Saddam

The head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has called for a solution to the plight of hundreds of thousands of people, mostly Kurds, who were forcibly displaced by the Saddam Hussein government.

26: Images: Wellingtonians March For GE Moratorium

There was a upbeat and colourful march on Saturday through Wellington. Citizens banded together to say 'No to GE' and to make the moratorium permanent.

27: Global Economy Counts on U.S. European Cooperation

Achieving "strong and vibrant" global economic growth is one of the world's most pressing priorities, and the global economy is counting on the United States and Europe for leadership in this area, U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow said in ...

28: ARC's Rates Risk Public Transit

I am taking back all the good things that I have been saying about the Auckland Regional Council. At least, this Auckland Regional Council. They may just manage to set back the development of a comprehensive public transit network for another hundred years.

29: Mallard bypasses checks on yacht race funding

National Party Leader Bill English says Helen Clark and Sports Minister Trevor Mallard ducked the proper checks when hatching the plan to spend nearly $34 million taxpayer dollars challenging for the America's Cup.

30: Powell Interview on Radio Monte Carlo

Secretary Colin L. Powell Taped on July 18 With Mr. Béchara El Bonn Washington, DC July 19, 2003

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