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1: ROTK Trailer Description?

So we all know that the ROTK trailer is not out, nor will it be out for a little while...or will it? Check out this email from Ringer Spy Mr. Sieve. Mr. Sieve was at a convention in Chicago over the weekend and stumbled across a booth with the ...

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: Story on Deaths of Saddam's Sons "Wags the Dog"

The deaths of the sons of Saddam Hussein in a high profile ''shoot-out'' in the northern city of Mosul arrive at a most opportune moment for President Bush and his entourage.

4: Colin L. Powell Interview with Reuters July 30

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, the Palestinians are rather disappointed by the outcome of the meeting at the White House yesterday, and the ceasefire seems to be under some threat. Last week, you said that the aim of these consultations was to strengthen ...

5: 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 ...

6: David Lange Receives NZ’s Highest Honour

Photo Report: The Governor General Dame Silvia Cartwright this morning invested former New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange with New Zealand’s highest honour. The Member of the Order of New Zealand honour is invested to only 20 living NZers at one time.

7: Chuckman Cartoon: Bush Caught In A Playful Moment

Cartoon image by John Chuckman

8: Bush Discusses Top Priorities for the U.S.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Good morning. I was hoping it would be a little hotter here to prepare the traveling team for the Crawford experience this August. But thank you for coming.

9: Uday & Qusay And Udai & Qusai Dead Or At Large

Mosul, Iraq--Conflicting news reports have cast doubt on the number, whereabouts, and correct spelling of Saddam Hussein's oldest sons.

10: Scoop Images: Loan Protester Takes On The DomPost

Somewhat oddly for a civic demonstration most of the people coming out of Newspaper House appeared to be smiling at the protestor and/or giving him the thumb's up signal. I suspect he found this a bit disconcerting.

11: Bush: Iraqi People Are Reclaiming Their Future

President Bush says the Iraqi people, after decades of oppression, are reclaiming their country and their future.

12: Myanmar: Justice on trial

In a major report released today Amnesty International strongly urges the Myanmar Government to bring to justice those found responsible for the 30 May violent attack on National League for Democracy (NLD) members. The report also calls for the immediate ...

13: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 30 July 2003

1. Algerian Suspected Terrorist—Immigration Service 2. Iraq—Defence Force Deployment 3. Algerian Suspected Terrorist—Immigration Service 4. Literacy—Initiatives 5. Algerian Suspected Terrorist—Immigration, Minister 6. Foreshore and Seabed—Mâori Land Court ...

14: The Theft of Your Vote Is Just a Chip Away

Are computerized voting machines a wide-open back door to massive voting fraud? The discussion has moved from the Internet to CNN, to UK newspapers, and the pages of The New York Times .

15: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 31 July 2003

1. MOANA MACKEY to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): How is the Government working with business and unions to raise the skill levels of the New Zealand workforce?

16: UQ Wire: U.S. Marshal In 9/11 Evidence Cover-Up

SHERMAN OAKS, CA, July 28, 2003 ( -- A former Democratic nominee for the United States Congress from the 20th District, Bakersfield, California was threatened on April 24 by Deputy U.S. Marshal Steve Borak from the Phoenix office of the United ...

17: Bev Harris: Diebold Rebuttals Don't Stand Up

Diebold voting machines are used in 37 states. Four computer scientists published a 24-page paper last week, announcing stunning flaws that appear to make vote-tampering easy. Diebold responded with some stunningly foolish assertions.

18: Questions for Oral Answer: Uncorrected Transcript

1. Hon MURRAY McCULLY (NZ National—East Coast Bays) to the Minister of Immigration: What specific matters has she requested that Mr Andrew Lockhart, general manager of the New Zealand Immigration Service, investigate, as reported in today’s New Zealand ...

19: US Troops Ready For Iraqis To Quit Bringing It On

U.S. Troops Ready For Iraqis To Quit Bringing It On American soldier, while 'plenty tough,' wish President Bush would shut the hell up.

20: William Moloney: Doctor David Kelly And Other WMDs

There is an old adage in British Politics, when you are in trouble, attack the BBC. There have been numerous examples of this and the war of words over Andrew Gilligan’s reports is simply the latest.

21: Daniel Patrick Welch: Still Crazy

After all these years, it still amazes how Americans can remain so disconnected from the world events in which we play so central a role.

22: UN Radio: Annan Calls for UN Force In Liberia

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has asked the Security Council to "authorize a robust mandate for the United Nations peacekeeping force" in Liberia "in order to ensure that it has a credible deterrence capability."

23: Holmes complaint supported by Lockwood Smith

National Party Revenue spokesman Dr Lockwood Smith is lending his support to Paul Holmes' complaint about nosey IRD staff.

24: Polling The Iraqi's

The Editor of the Spectator in the UK, Boris Johnson, who is also a Conservative MP, commissioned a polling firm called YouGov to do a poll of Iraqi's which they did and the results are published in the Spectator dated 19 July. The results are ...

25: Prostitution referendum a return to dark ages

Green MP Sue Bradford has slammed the United Future MPs responsible for launching a citizens initiated referendum aimed at repealing the Prostitution Reform Act.

26: John Chuckman: Answerable To No One

Anger over the abuse of power unavoidably drives my views. I can't explain why this should be so, and it doesn't truly matter why. It just is. So you might expect I would be glad to see a tyrant like Saddam Hussein receive even America's idea of ...

27: Roger Kerr Speech: Hong Kong NZ Business Assn

When President Bill Clinton was in office, he phoned the tennis champion Venus Williams to congratulate her on her win at the US Open. The president got more than he bargained for. Williams told him she had worked hard to win the prize money, and she deserved ...

28: Fighting Poverty and Deprivation Crucial to Peace

Ensuring cheap generic drugs and free and fair agricultural trade for poor and developing countries in the face of subsidies, tariffs and quotas from rich nations is crucial to countering the more conventional threats to peace and security from wars and unrest, ...

29: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Truth Or Bliar

Truth or Blair, Cartoon by…

30: UQ Wire: 16 Words and 28 Pages - Maureen Farrell

Each year, Project Censored lists the top 25 stories ignored by the mainstream media. Their 2003 release, which chronicled overlooked news items from 2001-2002, ranked the Bush administration's role in thwarting pre-Sept.11 terrorist investigations ...

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