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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


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

1: 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.

2: 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 ...

3: 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 ...
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4: 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 ...

5: Thom Hartmann: The Genetically Modified Bomb

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

6: 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 ...

7: UN Radio: WTO Annan Urges Eliminate Trade Barriers

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for the removal of trade barriers and subsidies in developed countries as quickly as possible. In a message to the ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization, in Cancun, Mexico, the Secretary-General said trade ...

8: 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 ...

9: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

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

10: 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.

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.

12: 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, ...

13: Naked In Nuhaka: Moo Loo La La Land

THERE'S A GOLD RUSH GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY. Its geographic epicentres are the exploding property prices of the Auckland isthmus, the overcrowded tourist traps of Roto-Vegas and Queenstown, and pretty much any slice of land within cooee of a half decent beach.

14: Operation Reef: Sightings sought for white car

Police investigating the disappearance of six-year-old Coral Burrows are appealing for sightings of a white station wagon.

15: Government Must Deport Kidnapper-Rapist

New Zealand First has called on the Government to immediately deport a Somali serving an eight year term for rape and kidnapping.

16: Microsoft Security Bulletin Alert - MS03-039

We are contacting you today to ensure you are aware that we have released Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-039 over night.

17: 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. ...

18: Scoop Has Feedback: Aquada Article Misleading

This article is extremely misleading ( amongst many others)and fails to acknowledge the 'actual' inventor being Terry Roycroft of Auckland.

19: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

ACT & Round Table Use Education To Serve Self Interest - Police Ask Public To Report Sightings Of White Station Wagon - Koffi Annan Urges WTO Nations To Eliminate Trade Barriers \ - Professor Kelsey Reports From Cancun On WTO Negotiations - Diebold's ...

20: Jane Kelsey: The Human Tragedy Of The WTO

The human tragedy of the World Trade Organisation’s approach to food and agriculture were brought home today with the apparent suicide of 56-year old Korean farmer Lee Kyong Hae during a mass protest of indigenous peoples and peasant farmers in the ...

21: UN Inspectors Uncover No WMD's In Iraq Speech

Washington D.C.-- Despite an intense effort to recover notes outlining the administration’s indisputable proof of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, President Bush was unable to find them in time for his speech to the nation and the world Sunday.

22: Sludge Report #159 - Gambling & Junkets

In This Edition: Who's Going To France With Air New Zealand? - Linda Clark Gets Down And Dirty On The Irresponsible Gambling Act

23: NZ First Amendment Retains Moratorium On GE Food

New Zealand First has today submitted an amendment to the New Organisms and Other Matters Bill which, if passed, will effectively retain the moratorium on release of GE food until 2005.

24: Liberia: UN envoy calls end to sporadic fighting

The United Nations Special Humanitarian Coordinator in Liberia today called on combatants inside the country's interior region to stop fighting, as sporadic clashes between government forces and rebel militia continue to threaten civilians and relief workers ...

25: 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.

26: Don Brash Speech: National Finance Spokesman

Improving New Zealand's economic growth rate will be the most important priority of the next National Government. Why? Because the reality is that, unless we do increase the country's growth rate, we will not be able to sustain the kind of society that ...

27: 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 ...

28: 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 ...

29: INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions

Within a few months, the events of Sept. 11th, 2001 became but an echo of the events that followed. War in Afghanistan, anthrax, unprecedented powers of detention: the public mind moves from one shock to another, appearing to accept the government’s ...

30: Further Government Decisions On Reserve Energy

On 20 May 2003, the government announced its intention to create an Electricity Commission to govern the electricity industry and to improve security of supply. The government’s preferred mechanism for achieving improved levels of security is for the Electricity ...

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