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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings


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

1: E-Voting Expert Ousted From Elections Conference

Denver CO Aug 1 - Dr. Rebecca Mercuri, a leading expert in voting machine security, had her conference credentials revoked by the president of the International Association of Clerks, Records, Election Officials, and Treasurers (IACREOT), Marianne Rickenbach. ...

2: Homeless And Starving In The Land Of The Free

US Homelessness and Poverty Rates Skyrocket While Billions are Spent Overseas on Occupation By Jay Shaft Coalition For Free Thought In Media 7/31/03

3: Why IS G W Bush Media Shy?

It's very difficult to get Mr. Bush to go on the record about anything, and access to him by the working press is more restricted than any leader in American history. By this time in Bush 41's Presidency, he'd staged 61 full press conferences, and ...



5: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

Go to Google , type "ROTK Trailer" into the box and click the "I am feeling lucky" button.

6: 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 ...

7: 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 ...

8: Long-term Unemployed Given Work Or Lose Dole Jolt

While Labour politicians prance the world's stage lauding New Zealand's human rights record while condemning American for its invasion of Iraq with no UN mandate, at home the Government's new "Jobs Jolt" policy announced yesterday, has flushed ...

9: Nuke Nightmare: Are We Running Out Of Luck?

The production of plutonium parts for nuclear bombs has already begun at the Los Alamos National Lab. Bush is considering a resumption of nuclear testing to develop new tactical nuclear weapons. Are we witness The Second Coming of a new nuclear age?

10: 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 ...

11: 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.

12: Call It What It Is: Nazi-Style Propaganda

While the mainstream media debates whether the President was misinformed, exaggerating or misleading the U.S. public, they miss the bigger story – their obvious complicity with the Bush administration’s Nazi-style propaganda prior to the war. George W. ...

13: Powell Discusses North Korea, Iran, War on Terror

Any substantive discussion of North Korea's nuclear weapons program must be "a negotiation among six parties who have equities," Secretary of State Colin Powell said in an interview with U.S. regional news syndicates August 1.

14: HARD NEWS 05/08/03 - Home and Away

An absolute fiesta of new posts from the entire crew, except me, so I can have a rest. Great stuff in all of them - and note particularly Marianne Elliot's guest post on the New Zealand Action Plan for Human Rights, which is part of our Amnesty ...

15: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan briefed reporters August 4 in Crawford, Texas where President Bush is on a working vacation at his nearby ranch.

16: Israel Rejects PNA Offer for ‘Permanent’ Truce

The Palestinian foreign minister on Sunday proposed a “permanent truce” in the conflict with Israel if the Jewish state implemented its part of the US-sponsored “roadmap” to peace but his Israeli counterpart rejected the offer, demanding instead the total ...

17: Scoop Images: The Wizard & The Polecat

Snowmaking tonight on Whakapapa click for wallpaper sized image… click for wallpaper sized image…

18: Govt desperation over beach title

Prime Minister Helen Clark is stooping to desperation tactics in an attempt to deflect attention from her refusal to legislate to protect exclusive Crown title to New Zealand's seabed and foreshore, says National Party Leader Bill English.

19: Guatemala: Human rights must underpin elections

Amnesty International is seriously concerned about the escalating political violence and the increasing threat to the rule of law which are marring the run-up to the November 2003 elections in Guatemala and undermining the possibility of a free and ...


Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….

21: Appointments to New Zealand Film Commission

Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard today announced the reappointment of Helene Wong and Bill Birnie as members of the New Zealand Film Commission.

22: Labour Steps Up Welfare Wagers

Two years ago Labour launched "Pathways to Opportunity" which professed to be a whole new approach to welfare. It promised much but has proven to be little more than an expensive exercise in re-branding. Of the four main benefits only unemployment ...

23: Scoop Images: Whakapapa Skiscapes

Scoop's ski trip.... photos show a variety of different views of the skiing and accommodation areas at Whakapapa skifield.

24: Saudi-US Relations in Crisis Again

A joint congressional report on the intelligence community and its role in investigation of September 11 attacks has once again brought attention to the troubled relations between the US and Saudi Arabia over the Kingdom's involvement in the attacks.

25: Former UK Environment Minister Speak s On GM In NZ

Auckland 4 August 2003: Former British Environment Minister Michael Meacher is visiting New Zealand to speak about the release of genetically modified (GM) crops.

26: Appointments to Creative New Zealand

Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard today announced the re-appointments of members to the Council and the arts boards of Creative New Zealand.

27: Jobs Jolt will get more New Zealanders into work

Full Info Including Fact Sheets: The government today unveiled a $104.5 million jobs package to tackle skill shortages and get more New Zealanders into work. The ‘Jobs Jolt’ initiatives will help people get off benefits and into employment, and also ...

28: Security Council: Côted’Ivoire multinational force

The United Nations Security Council today renewed for six months authorization given to States participating in the West African and French forces policing a peace agreement in Côte d’Ivoire.

29: Symantec Virus Warning W32.Mimail.A@mm

Symantec Security Response is currently analyzing a new worm, W32.Mimail.A@mm, which spreads via email. The email appears to be sent from the network administrator. The email will have the following characteristics and will include this message:

30: IOF Shoot Dead Four Palestinians in 24 Hours

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) shot dead four Palestinians in the past twenty four hours, two of them in the West Bank and two others in the Gaza Strip, in a new Israeli escalation that threatens to put an end to the declared hudna, or temporary truce, ...

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Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

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Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

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