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1: Sludge Report #162 - Sequoia Voting Code Released

Earlier today Scoop published a report from 's Bev Harris about holes in the Sequoia vote tabulation software. Arguably this is the biggest new development in the black box voting saga since this column announced the release into the wild ...

2: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand.

3: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

4: Bev Harris: Inside Sequoia's Vote Counting Program

On election night, March 2nd 2004, two people who do not work for the County, Sequoia employees Michael Frontera and Eddie Campbell were observed to access the WinEds central tabulator during the middle of the count.

5: A Chance To Meet Mary-Kate And Ashley In LA

The ZM radio network in association with the mary-kateandashley brand is searching for New Zealand's biggest Mary-Kate and Ashley fan! The winner and two companions will get to meet the most famous teenagers on the planet in their home city, Los ...

6: The Hobbit Begin Principal Photography In NZ 2005

The Hobbit will begin principal photography in Wellington, New Zealand, in 2005, under the direction sci-fi/fantasy director Paul Andersson, it was jointly announced today by Robert Shay, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of New Line Cinema; Michael ...

7: Are The Gobs Of Jobs Here Or There?

WOW! U.S. non-farm employment rose by 308,000 for March while January and February 2004 figures were revised (click here) by 159,000 and 46,000, respectively. Now that we’ve heard the oohs and aahs, let’s get down to the looking at the real numbers.

8: Demands Made For NZ Military To Withdraw From Iraq

Around 300 people took to Auckland’s Queen St Saturday as part of a global march for world peace. Calls were made for New Zealand to withdraw military support for the ongoing U.S-led occupation of Iraq. Others cried for peace in the Middle East

9: Robert Brenner: The Trajectory of the US Economy

In early 2002 Alan Greenspan declared that the American recession which had begun a year earlier was at an end. By the fall the Fed was obliged to backtrack, admitting that the economy was still in difficulties and deflation a threat.

10: Peter Jackson's Fanclub - The Truth - Finally?!

Well I think I can quite safely say we at TBHL have been suprised and shocked by the overwhelming response we've had from the article we posted yesterday.

11: Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq

The following feedback has been received from Scoop readers in response to our decision to publish graphic pictures from Al Jazeera showing the true horror of war.

12: Bush And His Advisors Vulnerable To Prison Terms

As Americans are burned and desecrated by ''liberated'' Iraqis, revelations about the Bush administration's ''slash and burn'' campaign against patriot Richard Clarke continue to emerge.

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: UQ Wire: Kean's Link To bin Laden's Brother-in-law

Kean’s pre-9/11 oil links to bin Laden’s brother-in-law were severed just prior to appointment and FBI translator’s letter and calls to chairman charging security and espionage breaches were unanswered for a year.

15: Israel Blocks Food To 600,000 Palestinians

The main United Nations relief agency for Palestine refugees today suspended emergency food aid to some 600,000 people in Gaza – about half of all those receiving such assistance in the occupied Palestinian territories – following new Israeli restrictions ...

16: Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

17: Causes of death in New Zealand

A report identifying the top 20 causes of death in New Zealand, classified by risk factor as well as by health condition (disease or injury), has been released today by the Ministry of Health.

18: UQ Wire: 9/11 International Inquiry - Phase One

Mainstream media pundits, government officials and well-intentioned patriots have been quick to point a finger at skeptics of the official White House 9/11 story and brand them 'conspiracy theorists'.

19: Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban Trailer Released

Warner Bros. Pictures is pleased to announce the Summer 2004 release of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third feature film adaptation based on J.K. Rowling's best selling novels. Academy Award nominee Alfonso Cuarón (Y Tu Mamá También) takes ...

20: 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 ...

21: Beltway Humor: Media React to Bush's Weapons Jokes

When presidents appear appear at the annual Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner, it's traditional for them to tell a few jokes. But when George W. Bush appeared last week (3/24/04), he made a series of "jokes" about the failure to find the weapons ...

22: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.

23: Indigenous People From Western Colombia Displaced

More than 1,200 Colombians from indigenous communities recently fled their ancestral homelands near the border with Panama because of heavy fighting between left-wing and right-wing forces, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ...

24: Peter Jackson (The Bastard) Sacks His Fan Club

"Right now I'm the most famous export since the lamb! They're naming a street after me! I'm the king of the southern hemisphere!! I can't have you lot running around calling me a bastard! That's not just rude! It's downright disrespectful!" ...

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, ...

26: Scoop Archive: UQ Wire: Kean's Link To bin Laden's Brother-in-law

Kean's pre-9/11 oil links to bin Laden's brother-in-law were severed just prior to appointment and FBI translator's letter and calls to chairman charging security and espionage breaches were unanswered for a year.

27: Sexual violence depiction causes audience collapse

Chief Censor Bill Hastings and his censors from the Office of Film and Literature Classification Office have granted so many general R18 classifications to films containing gratuitous sexual violence combined with explicit sex, that one wonders what’s next ...

28: Living Treasures Museum of Wellington City

Hurricanes captain and All Blacks vice-captain Tana Umaga, women’s health specialist Dr Diana Mason and leading architect Ian Athfield are three of the latest ‘living treasures’ to be celebrated at the Museum.

29: Warning – Direct Buy Investment Scheme

The Securities Commission warns people about committing money to the Direct Buy investment scheme. The scheme is part of arrangements for buying and selling residential property.

30: Michael King's Last Interview - Transcript

Long live the King The following is a transcript of the last interview Michael King gave before his untimely passing. It aired March 22, 2004 on 95bFM . Interviewer is Simon Pound, transcriber Matt Nippert. From:


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