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

1: US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now

I had the unique opportunity to interview five US military servicemen who just got back from Iraq, or in the case of two men, corresponded with their wives so that I could ask questions of these soldiers by mail.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00105.htm


2: 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


3: Violence Escalates Through Palestinian Territories

RAFAH, Gaza Strip - The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) killed morning today a Palestinian and wounded five others including three children during an Israeli incursion in “Al Barazil” neighborhood of Rafah, south of Gaza Strip, IPC Correspondent said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00185.htm


4: US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now (Pt. 3)

The following interview is with a sergeant in the U.S. Army who until recently has been completely dedicated to the cause of the US and 100% patriotic by his own definition. He said he has never had the reason or want, to question the government or the validity ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00142.htm


5: John Roughan: Silence Is Health!

Part of the fall out from our last five years of social unrest is to deepen the custom of our people keeping quiet when things go wrong. In fact, the greater the crime, the deeper the silence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00106.htm


6: Top 10 Reasons Helen Clark Should Be The Next Pope

1. She passionately believes in the Holy Trinity: Helen Clark, Heather Simpson and Judith Tizard.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00157.htm


7: US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now (Pt. 2)

The following interview was with a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army. He has been deployed both in Afghanistan and most recently in Iraq in Falujah and in Kirkuk, which have been the heart of Iraqi resistance and attacks on US forces.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00116.htm


8: Religious Rhetoric of General Has No Place In Govt

This morning, The Interfaith Alliance, the nation's leading interfaith organization, issued a response to last night's report on NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw and this morning's article in the Los Angeles Times exposing divisive statements on Islam ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00189.htm


9: Limbaugh's Top-Ten Overrated Athletes of All Time

Note from Dennis Hans: I’d like to wish the Rushman well as he attempts to kick his addiction to painkillers. The following article is based on an imaginary conversation Rush and I had two weeks before he publicly acknowledged his problem. Without further ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00152.htm


10: 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


11: Sony launches its first DVD Handycam camcorders

AUCKLAND, 10 September, 2003 – Sony's has launched a new DVD Handycam® camcorder that advances the simplicity of making and sharing videos. The new camcorder produces DVD recordings that play back in most current home and PC DVD players, as well as ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0309/S00036.htm


12: Dark Actors at the Scene of David Kelly's Death

Entering the witness box at the Hutton Inquiry on 16th September 2003, one key figure stands out in the events surrounding Dr David Kelly's death.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00151.htm


13: Tarzan, Indiana Jones & A Global Greenwash Machine

Colin Powell says that its work is "amazing". In 2001, it received what the media dubbed the biggest ever grant to an environmental organization - US $261 million spread over 10 years. Its website proclaims: "A passionate few can make the difference ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00154.htm


14: UN Radio: SC Adopts U.S-sponsored Iraq Resolution

The Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution that outlines the political future of Iraq. Today's action followed intense negotiations and revision of the United States-sponsored draft. The resolution authorizes a multinational force to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00177.htm


15: Public Address 17/10/03 - News And Sport

So that's what happens when you drink $10,000 worth of methamphetamine for breakfast: you - allegedly - slice bits off your ladyfriends with a sword, then hit the road to shoot one man in the back and hold another hostage at gunpoint for hours.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00156.htm


16: 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


17: Al Brazil Is Being Invaded Now

The situation in Rafah has intensified further still. At midnight, yet another area of Rafah was invaded by the Israeli army. This time it was the Al Brazil refugee camp, again situated along the border with Egypt. It is a continuation of the previous ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00178.htm


18: Powell Outraged at Gaza Murder of Three Americans

Secretary of State Colin Powell, in an October 15 statement, said he was outraged by the murder of three innocent Americans, and the wounding of a fourth American, in a terrorist attack in Gaza earlier in the day.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00167.htm


19: Palestinian Territories Breaking News

12:00-- a squad of Jewish settlers attacked the Palestinian quarter of al wad in the old town of occupied east Jerusalem, WAFA said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00187.htm


20: 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


21: Monsanto Exits From European Cereals Business

Monsanto Company announced today its intention to exit from its European cereal seed business headquartered at Trumpington, Cambridge, UK.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00184.htm


22: DBC Pierre wins the Man Booker Prize 2003

First time novelist DBC Pierre wins £50,000 with a satirical tale of contemporary America

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0310/S00070.htm


23: Secretary Rumsfeld Briefs (Incl. General Boykin)

Q Mr. Secretary, Lieutenant General Boykin, the new deputy undersecretary of Defense for intelligence, has been quoted and seen giving speeches to various religious groups casting the war on terrorism in fairly religious terms...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00188.htm


24: Significant progress on greenhouse gas emissions

Significant progress is being made in discussions between the government and the agriculture sector on a science plan and funding for research into agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00395.htm


25: 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


26: David Guyatt: Dr David Kelly And Group 13

It is the number that carries the most occult significance. Throughout Europe it has historically been regarded as an ill omen. In Norse mythology, the number 13 often signifies death. Today, in the United Kingdom, there exists a paramilitary ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00150.htm


27: ISM Reports: Israel Escalates Occupation

Hay Salaam is invaded in a further escalation of attacks in Rafah ..... The army is still occupying the area, which is now under strict curfew. It has been extremely difficult to find out what has been happening inside, due to the area being totally ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00179.htm


28: SIA Makes Aviation History With A345 Leadership

Singapore Airlines (SIA) today unveiled the newest aircraft type to join its fleet – the ultra long-range Airbus 340-500. SIA’s A340-500 will offer the longest non-stop commercial service in the world with its first flight from Singapore to Los Angeles ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00168.htm


29: Can America ''Spin'' Away Anti-U.S. Hatred?

A study group chosen by the Bush administration has just spent the public’s tax dollars reaching a conclusion worthy of Rip Van Winkle: ''Hostility toward America has reached shocking levels.''

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00141.htm


30: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Israel Takes Invasion Of Palestine Territories To New Level - Coral Burrows Phone Call Sparks CYF Inquiry - UN Security Council Passes U.S. Resolution On Iraq - St Molesworth's Top Ten - Hard News Is There! - Aziz Choudry On Conservation International

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00158.htm

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