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1: North Korea Calls U.S. Envoy ‘Human Scum’

U.S. Envoy John Bolton has been sacked from taking part in multilateral talks with North Korea, scheduled for later this month in Beijing, after North Korea cited him as ‘Human Scum’.

2: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

3: Windows Users, Apply Security Patch Immediately

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - Microsoft New Zealand today strengthened its call for all New Zealanders with Microsoft® Windows® software to apply a security patch to protect them against a new computer worm.

4: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

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

5: NEWSFLASH: This Is Not A Drill - Blaster Worm Link

If computer virus's are like earthquakes… then this one is of a new variety that has the potential to flatten several city blocks. Window's NT, 2000 and XP user's (And - yes that means you at home as well as at work.... )have till Saturday to either ...

6: Armitage, in Australia, Discusses Security, Trade

The American people greatly appreciate Australia's "splendid support" in the war on terrorism, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said during an August 12 press availability at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra.

7: Scoop Feedback: Do We Want U.S. Ships In NZ?

Max Bradford: "Yes, US warships should be allowed to visit NZ harbours. They do more for securing world security than the biased rendition of the role of the US set out in your so-called word picture...I haven't seen anything so biased and self-serving ...

8: Survey Photo-Essay: Do We Want U.S Warships in NZ?

Should U.S. Warships be allowed into New Zealand’s waters? A top-ranking U.S. Government official said yesterday that New Zealand's anti-nuke law is an artefact, and that it hampers the USA's push to fight what it perceives as the bad guys. Have your say, ...

9: 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 ...

10: Dunne: Who's your dealer, Nandor?

Responding to Nandor Tanczos's "shock-horror" revelation in Parliament yesterday that Peter Dunne had admitted to experimenting with marijuana as a youth, the United Future leader today called upon the Green MP to name his dealer.

11: Nigeria: No impunity for Charles Taylor

Amnesty International is repeating its call to the Nigerian government to arrest Charles Taylor, who has been indicted for crimes against humanity, war crimes and other serious violations of humanitarian law by the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

12: Microsoft To Windows Users: Apply Security Patch

New Zealand Businesses and Home Consumers Should Download MS-03-026 from Microsoft Web Site Today

13: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 13 August

Questions to Ministers 1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her reported statement that Hon Harry Duynhoven's comments were the symptom of a man under stress, made when she responded to his reported comments that he was ...

14: The New Write

Official Newsletter of the New Zealand Young Nationals

15: Return Of The King Trailer Is Here! brings you this exclusive first look at THE RETURN OF THE KING! This file was sent to us by person or persons unknown, it shows 1:35 minutes in GLORIOUS quicktime a TON of shots from ROTK. Sam and Frodo in Moria, Pippin and Merry, Gandalf ...

16: Questions & Answers for Tuesday

1. Hon MATT ROBSON (Deputy Leader—Progressive) to the Minister for Economic Development: What steps has the coalition Government taken to develop a set of economic indicators that will objectively measure economic development and New Zealand’s growth?

17: Symantec Security Response - New Worm - Level 3

Symantec Security Response has identified a new Level 3 worm in the wild -- W32.Blaster.Worm -- that is exploiting the Microsoft DCOM RPC Interface Buffer Overrun vulnerability. Due to the high number of users impacted by this vulnerability, Symantec has raised ...


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

19: The Past Is Present: Watergate, Vietnam & Iraq

A few years ago, while visiting Bellingham -- one of the few times I'd been back to that Northwest town in decades -- I walked out of a downtown drugstore, happened to look across the street, and suddenly started shaking and sobbing.

20: Gulf War Vets Seek Secret Haulage Mission Answers

The American Gulf War Veterans Association (AGWVA), an independent Gulf War Veterans’ support organization, has long searched for answers to explain why nearly half of the 697,000 Gulf War I Veterans are now ill and why over 200,000 of those servicemen/women ...

21: Parliamentary Questions payments to Brian Edwards

6115 (2003). Hon Roger Sowry to the Minister responsible for Ministerial Services (20 June 2003): Did Ministerial Services pay for media trainers Brian Edwards and Judy Callingham to work with the Minister of Maori Affairs in June 2003; if so, at ...

22: 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 ...

23: Symantec: W32.Blaster.Worm - Upgraded To Level 4

Further to yesterday's announcement, Symantec Security Response has upgraded W32.Blaster.Worm from a Level 3 (moderate) to a Level 4 (high) threat, in response to an increased number of submissions from customers and information from Symantec's Deepsight Threat ...

24: Annan condemns two suicide bombings against Israel

Voicing deep concern over the escalation in violence, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today condemned the two suicide bombings in the Israeli town of Rosh Ha'ayin and outside the settlement of Ariel, and urged both Israelis and Palestinians to ...

25: An Independent Commissioner?

The new Children's Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, has already nailed her political colours firmly to the mast by revealing to Janet Wilson on Radio Pacific yesterday that she thought Scandinavian countries had a far better approach to child poverty.

26: Bombers Strike After Israel's Hizbullah Attack

Two separate suicide bombings have struck inside Israel, injuring about 12 and killing two people.

27: Youth lose services while Minister keeps pay packe

Labour is diminishing the value of youth by canning the Ministry of Youth Affairs and subsuming it into the Ministry of Social Development, says National Youth Affairs Spokesperson Simon Power.

28: US Desperately Bullys New Zealand

Greenpeace has called the latest attempts by the US Undersecretary of Commerce to undermine New Zealand's nuclear free legislation as desperate bullying. US Under- Secretary Grant Aldonas accused New Zealand of preventing them from fighting terrorism ...

29: 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 ...

30: UQ Wire: White House Obstructs 9/11 Investigation

White House Obstructs 9/11 Investigation - Interview with David Potorti, cofounder of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, conducted by Scott Harris

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