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The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Jason Leopold: From Terminator To Deregulator

Forget about the Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking on a new role as Governor-elect of California: The Deregulator.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00087.htm


2: Schwarzenegger-Ken Lay Meeting Emails Now Online

Santa Monica, CA -- Internal Enron e-mails confirm that Arnold Schwarzenegger was among a small group of executives who met with Lay at the posh Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel in May of 2001, in the midst of California's energy crisis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00064.htm


3: Launch Of Global Control Arms Campaign

The global arms trade is dangerously unregulated, and allows weapons to reach repressive governments, human rights abusers and criminals, says a new report released today. To address these concerns, three international organisations have joined to launch ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00094.htm


4: 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


5: UQ Wire: Answers please, Mr Bush

I have seven questions for you, Mr Bush. I ask them on behalf of the 3,000 who died that September day, and I ask them on behalf of the American people. We seek no revenge against you. We want only to know what happened, and what can be done to bring the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00091.htm


6: Photo-Essay 1: 35,000 March Against GE In Auckland

Photo Essay 1: Greenpeace estimate that 35,000 people marched against Genetic Engineering in Auckland today. At least another 5000 people protested in Wellington and thousands more said no to GE in centres throughout New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00095.htm


7: 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


8: Photo-Essay 2: 35,000 March Against GE In Auckland

Photo Essay 2: Greenpeace estimate that 35,000 people marched against Genetic Engineering in Auckland today. At least another 5000 people protested in Wellington and thousands more said no to GE in centres throughout New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00096.htm


9: Scoop Images: Oct. 11th GE Free Protest Wellington

Protests were held around New Zealand today against the scheduled lifting of the moratorium on the release of genetically modified organisms into the New Zealand environment later this month. The following pictures show the demonstration in Wellington. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00093.htm


10: Scoop Images: GE Free Protest Wellington (Part 2)

Protests were held around New Zealand today against the scheduled lifting of the moratorium on the release of genetically modified organisms into the New Zealand environment later this month. The following pictures show the demonstration in Wellington. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00094.htm


11: Limbaugh Uses Himself As Example Of Moral Decay

Palm Beach --Citing his reckless and illegal use of prescription drugs, Rush Limbaugh lambasted liberals for causing the moral decay of the country by refusing to take responsibility for their actions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00051.htm


12: Forum on Voting Machines in Philadelphia - Sept 7

Philadelphia, PA -- A forum on "Voting Machines: A Threat To Democracy?" will be held Sunday, September 7, from 2-5 pm at the Ethical Society , in Philadelphia, PA.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00310.htm


13: 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. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00014.htm


14: Colombians flocking to Bogotá need more help

The number of people fleeing rural conflicts and taking shelter in Colombia's capital, Bogotá, has skyrocketed, but they have had little or no assistance with integration into city life, according to a report issued by the United Nations High Commission ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00096.htm


15: Chuckman Cartoons: Heil Governator!

Cartoons by John Chuckman…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00065.htm


16: Stateside: Two Wily Old Dogs Shaking Off Fleas

While everyone else is oohing an aahing over Governor-elect ArSchwarz, your intrepid little scooper has delved beneath the surface and come up with these (paraphrased) gems from the California Secretary of State's website that have implications for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00086.htm


17: UQ Wire: The Mission

I am writing this essay from an internet cafe nestled in a blue-collar neighborhood in Berlin, Germany. I have been, in the last week, to Amsterdam, Antwerp and The Hague.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00090.htm


18: Public Address 10/10/03 - The Forward Pack

I told this story at my father's funeral. When I was 13 years old, I missed out on the Under 14 Open A team at the Burnside Rugby Club. There weren't enough of us to make up a B side, so we were moved up to the Under 15 Under...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00088.htm


19: Bald-Faced Lies About Black Box Voting Machines

Diebold voting machines are used in 37 states. The entire state of Ohio is considering dumping its old system to buy Diebold. Georgia already did. The Diebold files, supposedly secret voting machine files left on an unprotected web site for nearly six years ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00078.htm


20: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Thousands Expected At Anti-GE March Auckland Saturday - Leading Academic Says Lifting GE Moratorium Will Endanger Native Flora - Tax Incentives To Lure “Talented People” To NZ - Hard News Is Eagerly Anticipating The Rugby World Cup - ZZZZzzzzzt Scoop ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00092.htm


21: Dennis Hans: In (Partial) Praise of Robert Novak

As a thoughtful fellow whose politics are a tad left of center, I don’t agree too often with Robert Novak, the staunchly conservative syndicated columnist and CNN talking head. But opinion outlets would be far better places if more members of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00085.htm


22: An Open Letter To Green Party On The Supreme Court

Next week you will face your consciences when it comes to supporting the Supreme Court law. Here's why I believe you should vote it down:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00082.htm


23: Bev Harris: Diebold End-Runs Around Certification

If certification isn't being done properly, the whole house of cards falls. Below are actual copies of internal Diebold memos which show that uncertified software is being used in elections, and that Diebold programmers intentionally end-run the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00150.htm


24: 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


25: Haiti: Human rights abuses on the rise

Increased political violence is causing a rise in human rights abuses in Haiti, Amnesty International said today as it launched a new report: "Haiti: Abuse of human rights: political violence as the 200th anniversary of independence approaches." ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00076.htm


26: Southlanders free to roam with wireless Internet

Southlanders will have the freedom to surf the web from home, the office, the farm or the car, as world-class wireless internet services arrive in the region.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0310/S00033.htm


27: Waihopai Spybase Protest

The public face of New Zealand’s role as an American ally is the NZ military presence in both Iraq and Afghanistan. But New Zealand’s most significant contribution to those wars, and any other American wars, is the Waihopai spybase.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00077.htm


28: The Life Sciences Network guards the PM’s postage

Organisers of a postcard campaign asking the Prime Minister to ‘Hang On Helen’ and not lift the moratorium on GM crops say they are astounded that the pro-GM Life Sciences Network has issued a media statement claiming that the Prime Minister may not allow ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00084.htm


29: Prime Minister Peter Dunne? Sounds good to me!

The idea of Peter Dunne being Prime Minister is worthy of serious consideration. While we have seen support for National and Labour ebb and flow with all the political dislocations that often ensue (changes in ACC, Employments Contract etc), the idea ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00236.htm


30: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0209/S00105.htm

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