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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Diebold Targeted By Electronic Civil Disobedience

Swarthmore, Pa. -- Defending the right of a fair, democratic election, Why War? and the Swarthmore Coalition for the Digital Commons (SCDC) announced today that they are rejecting Diebold Elections Systems' cease and desist orders and are initiating ...

2: 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.

3: Bush Ready For Six-Party Talks on North Korea

President Bush, in a meeting in Bangkok with President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea October 20, said he is willing to move forward on talks with North Korea in the six-party framework, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice told reporters.

4: 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 ...

5: Israel Responds To Mahathir Mohamad Remarks

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The Israeli embassy has demanded "the Muslim world" and others condemn Malaysia's leader for invoking anti-Semitic ideas which enabled Nazis to kill more than six million Jews.

6: Israeli Jetfighters Slaughter Ten Palestinians

GAZA, Palestine -- Israeli jetfighters raided Sunday on several parts of Gaza Strip, killing 10 Palestinians and at least one hundred were wounded several of them critically.

7: Tuesday¡¯s Questions & Answers for Oral Answer

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition) 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 ...

8: 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 ...

9: 12 Palestinians dead 100 Injured in Israel attacks

Twelve Palestinians were killed and more than 100, the majority of them women, children and other bystanders were injured when Israeli military jets and gunships carried out five consecutive air raids on Gaza City and a densely-populated refugee camp ...

10: Greenpeace make criticism of Clark GE position

Greenpeace today unveiled a billboard in central Wellington and erected a version of the billboard outside parliament in an emphatic criticism of the Clark Government's stance on genetic engineering (GE) and particularly the Government's failure to respond ...

11: 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:

12: 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 ...

13: European Union Details Switzerland-EU Relations

Negotiations continued with Switzerland on the accession of the ten new member states to the EU-Switzerland agreement on free movement of persons

14: 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 ...

15: 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.

16: APEC: Bangkok Declaration On Partnership

We gathered in Bangkok for the 11th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting to combine our diverse strengths to meet the challenges facing our region. In line with APEC’s theme for this year, “A World of Differences: Partnership for the Future,” and its sub-themes, ...

17: Early Adopters Already Experiencing Business Gains

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 - Microsoft says positive customer feedback from early adopters shows New Zealand businesses are on the way to more productive hours rather than longer hours through the new Microsoft(r) Office System. ...

18: Syria: Charges against 14 human rights activists

Amnesty International today called on the Syrian authorities to drop all charges against 14 human rights activists standing trial before a military court on 22 October for exercising their rights to freedom of assembly and expression.

19: Speaker On Demonstration In Parliament Grounds

Reports of a planned “ tent city camp in” in Parliament grounds over Labour weekend have prompted the Speaker the Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt to issue the following statement:

20: APEC Leaders Agree to Re-energize Doha Negotiation

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 ...

21: Barbara Lee one of Fashion Week’s hot new labels

Christchurch fashion designer, Barbara Lee, attracted more than her fair share of media attention on the opening day of L’Oreal New Zealand Fashion Week.

22: Destiny New Zealand 2003 Party Conference

New Zealand's newest Christian political party, Destiny NZ, will be releasing the first stage of its policies at an Auckland conference this Saturday (25 October 2003). Health, education, welfare and economic issues will be addressed, as well as law ...

23: 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. ...

24: Air New Zealand and Qantas: Media briefing

The Commerce Commission will release its final determinations relating to applications by Qantas Airways Limited and Air New Zealand Limited for authorisations under the Commerce Act at 2pm on Thursday 23 October 2003.

25: The Murder of David Kelly - Part Two of Two

In 1984 Dr. Kelly was invited by the Ministry of Defense (MoD) to take the position of chief microbiologist at its secret facility at Porton Down. Kelly had been working in the NERC Institute of Virology in Oxford. He brought a number of scientists with ...

26: Changes to Presentation of ONE News 6pm Bulletin

TVNZ confirmed today that Richard Long will not be returning next year to read the ONE News 6pm bulletin and will officially finish with the Company when his contract expires at the end of the year.

27: Arrogant Government Lets Kiwis Eat Cake

The second reading of the Land Transport Management Bill in Parliament yesterday typifies Labour's arrogant attitude towards the democratic process, ACT New Zealand Transport Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.

28: PM welcomes Chinese President Hu Jintao

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced that the President of China, Mr Hu Jintao, would visit New Zealand at Labour Weekend.

29: Free Speech Zone Established In Remote Location

Liberal, KS. -- Freedom just got a whole lot freer. That's the message from Congress after overwhelmingly passing legislation that established a national free speech zone outside of Liberal, Kansas.

30: Norma Sherry: I'm Mad as Hell, How About You?

Are you as frustrated as I am when you call the company that sold you your expensive computer and your call is answered in India or Timbuktu? Or you call the software company because the dang thing doesn't work and you get a foreign voice reading from ...

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Dr Terrence Loomis: Does Petroleum Industry Spying Really Matter?

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