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1: Stamps Return For The King

Anticipation of December’s world premier of the final The Lord of the Rings film is building with New Zealand Post today unveiling a series of stamps to celebrate the third movie.

2: Opinion: The 2004 Election Has Already Been Rigged

The Neocons have determined that elections can be manipulated easily with the new touch screen voting systems and when accompanied by a media pounding of lies, the public will accept the rigged election results as fact.

3: 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 ...

4: Bush Says Burma, Haiti Have Failed in Drug War

Burma and Haiti have "failed demonstrably" to comply with international agreements on fighting the drug wars, according to findings released by the White House September 15. In an annual process required by law, the president has found ...

5: U.S. Concerned by Syria's WMD Capabilities

The United States views with "serious concern" Syria's expanding weapons of mass destruction (WMD) capabilities and its continued state sponsorship of terrorism, the State Department's top arms control official says.

6: 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 and widely elsewhere in July.

7: Super Computer Weather: Isabel Nears US East Coast

Cloud formations on the edges of Hurricane Isabel are now over the US mainland. The eye of Isabel is following roughly 30 hours behind these fringes – with landfall expected 2pm Thursday EST (Friday Morning NZT). A massive evacuation is presently ...

8: 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 ...

9: 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.

10: Security Cl personnel and funds needed for Liberia

Seeking 15,000 United Nations peacekeepers and 900 police to bring war-shattered Liberia back from “hellish limbo,” the top UN envoy for the West African country appealed to the international committee today to commit the resources and personnel ...

11: Reflections On Cancun: Where To From Here?

This week, cocooned in the luxury resort of Cancun, Mexico for the fifth ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Caribbean, African and other ‘least developed’ countries told the European Union, United States and Japan that ‘no means ...

12: Wednesday's Questions & Answers for Oral Answer

1. MARK PECK (NZ Labour¡ªInvercargill) to the Minister of Finance: Has he received any reports on his powers in relation to the potential sale of the National Bank?

13: 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 ...

14: White House Calls Syria's Behavior "Unacceptable"

White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan told reporters September 16 that Syria "has a history and continues to harbor and assist terrorists and terrorist organizations, including Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, and others."

15: Liberia: UN sends food to tens of thousands

The United Nations has sent food to tens of thousands of people in the rebel-held Liberian city of Buchanan for the first time since heavy fighting erupted between the government and rebels earlier this year, but hundreds of thousands more in the ...

16: Mother Jones article + response

Thank you to everyone who has already written in to Mother Jones Magazine (ISM Action Alert of Tuesday, September 16). Some, however, have indicated trouble accessing the original article and response via the links that we sent out. For those that ...

17: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 18 September

Questions to Ministers 1. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Conservation: Will he be proceeding with the High Court judicial review against the Maori Land Court decision in respect of Maori ownership of the Wakapuaka Estuary north of Nelson; ...

18: Diebold Election Systems Election Manual For Staff

Do not to offer damaging opinions of our systems, even when their failings become obvious.... Ideally, a recount yields exactly the same results as the initial count. However... – Diebold Election Systems' "Election Support Guide "

19: Cancer Society Applauds Progress

The Cancer Society is delighted with the progress of the Smokefree Environments Amendment Bill as it goes through its committee stages in Parliament.

20: UQ Wire: New York, You’ve Been Used

The following remarks were delivered by William Rivers Pitt to a September 11 symposium hosted by WBAI at the Riverside Church on Friday, September 12.

21: UN Radio Klein Calls for Bold Solutions to Liberia

The UN's top envoy in Liberia says the country's massive humanitarian and political crisis calls for immediate intervention. Special Representative Jacques Klein says thousands of Liberians do not have access to life's basic necessities of shelter, ...

22: SuperComputer Weather: Hurricane Isabel's Landfall

As Hurricane Isabel approaches the Eastern Seaboard computer models are converging on a Cape Hatteras landfall in just under 70 hours time. Massive rainfall in the first six hours can be expected to cause widespread flooding in North Carolina and ...

23: 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 ...

24: S. Korea Urged to Reject U.S. Demand

Pyongyang, (KCNA) -- The U.S. deputy assistant defense secretary "requested" the south Korean authorities to dispatch additional troops to Iraq at the 4th meeting of "allies' policy consultative council" of south Korea and the U.S. Commenting ...

25: Chuckman Cartoon: Ariel's Orders

Cartoon by John Chuckman….

26: PNA Holds US Responsible for Consequences of Veto

The Palestine National Authority (PNA) said Tuesday that the United States has lost credibility as an honest broker in the Middle East peace process and slammed the US veto, which aborted a draft resolution condemning Israeli government’s decision ...

27: France Govt Daily Press Briefing

One mustn’t think that it will suffice to remove one or another person to solve everything. At this point, crystallizing everything around the person of Arafat is not the answer, we see clearly that he is the elected and legitimate Palestinian authority.

28: Hard News 18/09/03 - Magic And Eternity

A couple of nice posts from the lads, below.

29: Immigrant Holidays At Taxpayers’ Expense

New Zealand First has asked the Government to explain why a Thai couple are getting a holiday to Thailand and free adult education as beneficiaries of New Zealand taxpayers.

30: NZTE Client Services Team Directors Appointed

17 September 2003 - New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Client Services Group Manager Lance Wickman has appointed nine team directors at the New Zealand Government's new trade and economic development agency, formed on 1 July from the merger of Trade ...

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