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

1: 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.

2: Powell: Middle East Can Counter Anti-Americanism

Anti-American attitudes in the world can be changed if the United States can demonstrate that its policies in Iraq are successful and progress can be made in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, said Secretary of State Colin Powell.

3: Watch your reputation, Brash

Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today he was deeply disappointed that Don Brash’s first financial statement as Leader of the National Party contains what can only be described as an “outright lie.”
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4: Bush vs. Facts - Institute for Public Accuracy

Analysts are available to scrutinize some of President Bush's claims, including those from Tuesday's news conference, focusing on Iraq and the recent attacks there:

5: 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.

6: Top 10 Signs Your Teacher Is From Cuba

1. During morning talks you're expected to denounce your counter-revolutionary parents. 2. For letter-writing practice, everyone in the class adopts a Cuban political prisoner.

7: Palestinian Assassinated School Children Wounded

TULKAREM — An Israeli undercover commando shot dead Thursday night a Palestinain civilian in the West Bank city of Tulkarem.

8: 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 ...

9: 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 ...

10: Chuckman Cartoon: New US$20 Dollar Bill

Cartoon by John Chuckman…

11: Democrats Delighted With Dr. Brash

The Leader of the Democrats, Stephnie de Ruyter, has expressed delight at the election of her new counterpart in the National Party.

12: A Car Bomb Explosion Kills 6 Iraqis in Fallujah

A Car Bomb Explosion Kills 6 Iraqis in Fallujah as Others Mourn Baghdad Bombings Victims

13: President Holds Press Conference - October 28 2003

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. After the 26,000-mile journey last week, I hope the members of the traveling press had a restful weekend. I have a brief statement; then I'll be glad to take questions.

14: Brash's No. 1 priority: tax cuts for the rich

National's new leader is trying to bribe his old mates back into the party by offering tax cuts and the chance to loot some more state-owned assets, Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald said today.

15: Bring the troops back from Iraq

The wounding of New Zealand soldier Hayden Gardner highlights the fact that New Zealand soldiers are in Iraq as part of the US-led military occupation. "The Labour government has put these soldiers lives at risk so it can win points with George ...

16: Israel To Investigate IDF Shooting of Tom Hurndall

After months of delays and postponing, the Israeli military Attorney General, General Menachem Finkelstein, has finally agreed to open an investigation in the critical wounding of a British peace activist by the Israeli forces in the city of Rafah last ...

17: Richard L. Armitage: U.S. Policy and Iran

Chairman Lugar, Senator Biden, Members of the Committee, as always, I welcome the opportunity to appear before this body to discuss the foreign policy priorities and challenges of the day. I particularly appreciate this opportunity to discuss Iran, ...

18: Coalition Govt won't change cannabis legal status

Associate Health Minister, Jim Anderton, today released the coalition government's formal response to the recent Health Select Committee's Inquiry into the Public Health Strategies Related to Cannabis use and the Most Appropriate Legal Status.

19: The Official Legend of 9/11 is a fabricated Setup

In these series of selected excerpts from Chaim Kupferberg's landmark article, Kupferberg reveals the marketing plan to introduce Khalid Shaikh Mohammed to the public as the 9/11 mastermind in June 2002 - and the subsequent coincidences, contradictions, and ...

20: Douglas Mattern: Nukes, Fools, and Asteroids

''A fools game'' is how the former chief of the U.S. strategic Air Command, General George Lee Butler, describes nuclear weapons and policy. The General says there is no security in these weapons and the only rational option is for their complete elimination.

21: More women needed to join, sensitize UN missions

With women making up only 4 per cent of civilian police in United Nations peacekeeping missions, a senior UN official appealed to Member States today to assign more women police and military personnel to international forces.

22: Schwarzenegger-Ken Lay Meeting Emails Now Online

Santa Monica, CA -- Internal Enron e-mails confirm that Arnold Schwarzenegger was among a small group of executives who met with Lay at the posh Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel in May of 2001, in the midst of California's energy crisis.

23: Scoop Link: They're Reading Our News Over There

Most of the time when running a news website you just never know who is reading, or whether your efforts are making a difference. Sure, you can identify the locations of your readers, and sometimes even their organisations. But you don't know whether ...

24: Closure of Carich Training Centre Raises Questions

“Closure of Carich Training Centre Raises Questions” “The announcement today that Carich Training Centre is closing its doors, despite the sector being heavily regulated, is disappointing,” said Sandra McKersey, President of the New Zealand Association ...

25: 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 ...

26: Ivan Eland: Having a Bad Day, Wolfie?

After a rocket attack on the Rashid hotel in Baghdad landed only one floor away from a clearly shaken Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Paul Bremer, the American viceroy for Iraq, stated the obvious—that the U.S. occupation forces had had a bad ...

27: Brash will have MPs wondering what they unleashed

National MPs must be wondering what on earth they’ve unleased tonight after new leader Don Brash announced radical privatisation plans in his first day in the job, says Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey.

28: Scoop Images: California Burning Seen From Space

Two images from NASA's Modis satellite of California's out of control wildfires. Click images for bigger versions.

29: John Roughan: Nation-Building And The Churches

Did our small nation luck out? How close did the Solomons come to society collapse as happened and continues to take place in sub-Sahara Africa as we speak? Take the Rwanda case for instance.

30: Diebold Civil Disobedience Campaign Continues

After announcing that they were rejecting Diebold Elections Systems' cease and desist orders and initiating a campaign of legal electronic civil disobedience, Why War? and the Swarthmore Coalition for the Digital Commons (SCDC) held a public meeting ...

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