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

1: Return Of The King Trailer Is Here!

TheOneRing.net 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0307/S00126.htm


2: Super Computer Weather: Isabel Targets DC & NYC

Two new forecast paths for Hurricane Isabel show the storm crossing directly over either Washington DC or New York City on Thursday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00119.htm


3: Diebold Confirms U.S. Vote Count Vulnerabilities

Scoop has obtained internal mail messages from Diebold Election Systems which clearly and explicitly confirm security problems in the GEMS vote counting software that were highlighted in reports published on Scoop.co.nz and widely elsewhere in July.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00106.htm


4: WTO Meeting Collapses Over Singapore Issues

Bedlam broke out in Cancun at around 2.10 pm after the Kenyan delegate emerged from deadokced talks on the Singapore issues of investment, comeptition, government procurement and trade facilitation and announced that the ministerial meeting had collapsed. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00114.htm


5: Super Computer Weather: Hurricane Isabel

A deepening hurricane presently in the Carribean appears headed for the US mainland and could eventually make landfall anywhere from North Florida up to Massachusetts. The current NOAA medium range super computer forecast (see images below) however ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00109.htm


6: Annan: Veto Council Members Will Build Consensus

Seeking to foster progress on the international approach to Iraq, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan met today in Geneva with senior officials from each of the Security Council's five veto-wielding States ? China, France, the Russian ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00155.htm


7: Indymedia Images: The Battle Of Cancun S10-S15 '03

A small selection of Indymedia photos showing the view from the barricades at Cancun Mexico over the past five days.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00124.htm


8: USA and EU sink the WTO round in Cancun

USA and EU sink the WTO round in Cancun - Greenpeace call on governments to create a new trade system

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00162.htm


9: Air New Zealand Adds More Wow To Wow®!

Visitors to Nelson for this year’s spectacular Montana World of WearableArt™ Awards will experience a little extra Air New Zealand WOW factor when they arrive.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00130.htm


10: Take 5 Disappointed At Nick Smith

Take 5, the new campaign that is questioning the need for New Zealand to rush into lifting the GE moratorium refutes Nick Smith’s assertions that they are a dodgy and undemocratic campaign, as quoted in the Sunday Star Times today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00320.htm


11: Bill English gives up on being in government

“Gutless Bill English is again resorting to criticising and hectoring the public service through a series of baseless and inaccurate statements that once more smack of his desperation,” State Services Minister Trevor Mallard said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00311.htm


12: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm


13: Dems Scrap Probe Into WH Intel. On Iraqi Threats

Democrats in Congress have abandoned their efforts to investigate the White House’s use of questionable intelligence information about Iraq’s alleged stockpile of weapons of mass destruction, saying the issue has been “eclipsed” by President Bush’s request ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00121.htm


14: Violent and irrational police at protest

'The actions of the Wellington Police at a peaceful demonstration against the deployment of New Zealand troops to Iraq sent today were violent and completely irrational' said Peace Action Wellington member Valerie Morse

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00092.htm


15: Hide Accepts TVNZ Apology

ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today accepted TVNZ's apology for Dr Brian Edwards' appalling interview of Rodney on Edwards at Large.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00338.htm


16: "Return Of The Taliban" Panned By Film Critics

Pakistan/Afghanistan? --The much anticipated third video in the popular terrorism series starring Islamic fundamentalist icon and cold-blooded murderer Osama bin Laden has met with jeers from critics even while enjoying broad appeal in target markets.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00120.htm


17: Hard News 15/09/03 - Sombre Hombre

Would that we all could go out like Johnny Cash . It almost defies belief that a man who was on hand for the genesis of rock 'n' roll could have spent his last decade making work as moving and relevant as anything he ever did before...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00123.htm


18: Bulletin #8 WTO Seems Intent On Self-Destriction

It’s hard to imagine a more blatant provocation than the draft ministerial text produced by the Chair of the ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation in Cancun, Mexico today. The organisation is already reeling under allegations of bullying and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00113.htm


19: Close Your Eyes And Think Of Prussia

I must say this past week has been very Austro-Hungarian. First, there was the T-shirt I saw someone wearing which featured a pastel drawing of Arnold Schwarzenegger's noggin looking euphorically skyward and the words "California Uber Alles".Then ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00112.htm


20: Rich Countries Wreck WTO Trade Talks

Today, international agency Oxfam slammed the European Union and America for wrecking the WTO trade talks in Cancun. The two agricultural subsidy superpowers refused to concede any ground to developing countries on agriculture, and Europe?s attempt to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00163.htm


21: Greenpeace Stops Corn GMOs entering Mexico

September 12, 2003, Veracruz, Mexico: As the World Trade Organisation meeting in Mexico looks set to leave developing companies at the mercy of the US and biotech companies like Monsanto, Greenpeace stopped the first shipment of genetically engineered ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00165.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00064.htm


23: Japan: Secret execution of 42 yr-old Mentally Ill

Japan: Secret execution of a 42 year-old mentally-ill man - perpetuating a harsh, and arbitrary practice

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00150.htm


24: WTO: Today we stalled because of Singapore issues

"Whether developed or developing, there were 'can do' and 'won't do' countries here. The rhetoric of the 'won't do' overwhelmed the concerted efforts of the 'can do'. 'Won't do' led to impasse.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00164.htm


25: 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, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


26: UN’s Big 5 Refuse Israel Decision to Expel Arafat

The United Nations Security Council five permanent members were in the forefront of a worldwide objection to the Israeli government’s decision on Thursday to “remove” President Yasser Arafat as an “obstacle” to peace.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00157.htm


27: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00004.htm


28: Turkmenistan: Human Rights - the missing chapter

The human rights situation in Turkmenistan has been appalling for years. It has deteriorated even further following the November 2002 alleged assassination attempt on President Saparmurat Niyazov, Amnesty International said today as it launched ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00153.htm


29: Israel must withdraw 'fatwa' against Arafat

The Green Party is calling on the Government to summon the Israeli representative to the Beehive to express New Zealand's indignation at Israel's threat to murder Yasser Arafat.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00332.htm


30: Thom Hartmann: The Genetically Modified Bomb

Imagine a bomb that only kills Caucasians with red hair. Or short people. Or Arabs. Or Chinese.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00104.htm


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