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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.

2: 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 ...

3: Inside Bush's Diary: ''Things Are Out of Control!'

It's been one goddamn thing after another. Karl and Dick seem to have everything under control and then, blammo, everything goes haywire:

4: Fifteenth APEC Ministerial Meeting Joint Statement

APEC Ministers reviewed the achievements of the 2003 APEC year hosted by the Kingdom of Thailand and agreed on initiatives for the 2004 APEC year to be hosted by the Republic of Chile. Under Thailand’s theme for APEC 2003, “A World of Differences: ...

5: USTR touts APEC overlaps with WTO Doha agenda

The Bangkok Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economic ministers meeting is the first large meeting since the Cancun WTO session and the ministers had a very full and productive exchange about the Doha Development Agenda and how to move it ...

6: Dossier Blows Up in Faces of Blair and Bush

Brits had African-uranium intelligence from only two sources and about only one nation — Niger. Worse, only one of the sources directly supported the uranium statement in Blair’s dossier cited by Bush in the State of the Union address: the source that ...

7: 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 ...

8: Bombing of Syria Raises Risk of Regional Conflict

Israel's Bombing of Syria Increases Fear of Regional Conflict - Interview with Robert Blecher, assistant professor of history, conducted by Scott Harris

9: tango’s Odyssey continues at L’Oreal Fashion Week

tango, the rising stars of New Zealand fashion, opened L’Oreal New Zealand Fashion Week today by taking its audience on a journey through the ages with sight and sound.

10: Scoop Link: NZ Herald Runs U.S. E-Voting Expose

INVESTIGATION - Something very odd happened in the mid-term elections in the US state of Georgia last November. On the eve of the vote, opinion polls showed Roy Barnes, the incumbent Democratic governor, leading by between 9 and 11 points.

11: 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 ...

12: Prebble’s The Letter

THE MOST EFFECTIVE MPS Two weeks ago the Sunday Star-Times (SST) published Parliament’s 10 least effective MPs.

13: 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 ...

14: Unions In New Zealand

Let me make it clear from the start - I am not ideologically opposed to trade unions. However, as a Member of Parliament for a Classical Liberal political party, and as an individual who promotes freedom, choice and personal responsibility, I am strongly ...

15: Public Address 21/10/03 - Killing Bill

Kill Bill (everywhere) and The Lieutenant of Inishmore, at the Belvoir Theatre, Surrey Hills . Theatre, at its very best, can deliver an even more engaging and exciting experience than film. However, it rarely does. The film-makers' toolkit is huge and ...

16: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 21 October

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Did she raise with President George W Bush, during their 12 minute pull-aside in Bangkok, the speech on United States-New Zealand relations prepared by the United States Ambassador Swindells for delivery ...

17: Scoop Culture Jamming: ACRN Billboard

Taken on Hillsborough Rd (near intersection with Richardson Rd) during rush-hour last Friday night.

18: U.S. Actions at the APEC Summit -- Day One

The 21 leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies have agreed to re-energize World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations by working off a proposed text developed at the failed Cancun ministers' meeting in September, a White House ...

19: Bolivia: Deterioration of Human Rights Must End

In the light of recent developments in the Human Rights crisis in which the country is immersed, Amnesty International reiterates its urgent call to the authorities and to all sectors of Bolivian society to prevent an increase in the escalation of ...

20: Illiberal ACT puts politics before education

A truly liberal party would always put education ahead of politics but because the ACT Party is an illiberal party prepared to enter into a coalition with any old authoritarian party, it puts politics before education, Matt Robson said today.

21: UN Arab development closing the ‘knowledge gap’

Arabs, coming from a knowledge-rich past, must urgently close a “growing knowledge gap” in the present by investing heavily in high-quality, analytical education, promoting open intellectual enquiry and developing an authentic Arab knowledge model, a new ...

22: UN Radio: Arab Report Focuses on Gap in Knowledge

A report commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says the Arab countries need to close a growing knowledge gap by promoting education and open intellectual inquiry.

23: Electronic Voting: What You Need To Know

Author's Note | In July of 2003, I sat down for an extended, free-wheeling interview in Denver with three of the smartest people I have ever met. Rebecca Mercuri, Barbara Simons, and David Dill have been at the forefront of the debate surrounding the rise ...

24: Nat's Nuke Policy As Credible As Its Iraq Stance

The National Party's call for nuclear ships to visit New Zealand is part of an overall strategy by the right wing Opposition to dismantle New Zealand's nuclear-free and independent foreign policy, Matt Robson said today.

25: 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 ...

26: Superbug running rampant in hospitals

Green MP Sue Kedgley says a significant rise in infections caused by superbugs resistant to at least three different classes of antibiotics is an extremely serious public health issue that demands urgent action to improve infection control in our hospitals ...

27: Telecom Mobile pleads guilty Fair Trading breaches

Telecom Mobile Limited was fined $10,000 plus costs in the Wellington District Court today after pleading guilty to two charges of breaching the Fair Trading Act. The charges, brought by the Commerce Commission, related to nationwide advertising campaigns ...

28: 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.

29: Bludgers and Thieves Make the Rich List

Libertarianz released a slightly different rich list today; unlike the NBR Rich List in which each penny of each listee has usually been earned freely - Donna Hall is one notable exception to this, however - this list is of the five highest earning ...

30: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Bigger Fish To Catch

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