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1: 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 ...

2: Rumsfeld Favors Additional Foreign Troops in Iraq

U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is heading to Asia November 12 with the hope that additional countries will commit troops to Iraq.

3: Armitage: al-Qaida Plans To Bring Down Saudi Govt

Saudi Arabia vowed militants would not be able to destabilize it after a car bomb attack in the capital killed at least 17 people at a Riyadh housing compound, but the United States warned al Qaeda might be planning more attacks. The Saudi Kingdom ...

4: Research Into Cancer Of The Uterus Given Big Boost

Research into endometrial cancer has been given extra impetus with the annoucement of a $60,000 grant for researchers at the Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Otago University. The grant is one of six announced today by the Canterbury ...

5: Freedom And Security - Speech By Al Gore Nov. 9th

Thank you, Lisa, for that warm and generous introduction. Thank you Zack, and thank you all for coming here today I want to thank the American Constitution Society for co-sponsoring today’s event, and for their hard work and dedication in defending ...

6: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 12 November

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: Why has she answered questions with regard to Ahmed Zaoui, Obaidullah Rahemy, Wahidullah Rahemy and Mohammed Saidi, when the acting Minister of Immigration yesterday repeatedly refused to supply any ...

7: Questions & Answers For Oral Answer Tuesday

CLAYTON COSGROVE (Labour—Waimakariri) to the Minister of Finance: Has the Government received any reports into its economic credibility?

8: The U.S. Role in the United Nations

Kim R. Holmes, Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs Remarks Before the Defense Orientation Conference Association Burke, Virginia October 31, 2003

9: Public Address 12/11/03 - First Drafts, Last Words

I got an email yesterday that stopped me cold. Public Address uses web-based feedback forms so as to avoid having our individual email addresses harvested by spambots. Yesterday, I got some spam. Via the feedback form...

10: Scientists warn risks due to lack of GE food tests

Moves by Britain’s food authorities to have GE corn approved for sale in Europe has prompted scientists to repeat warnings that insufficient testing is being done on GE foods before some governments - including New Zealand – allow them for sale.

11: $1.6 Billion to Afghan Reconstruction Programme

With an eye towards Afghanistan's first post-Taliban elections in June 2004, the United States is accelerating its reconstruction aid to generate "visible, measurable, on-the-ground results," said Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs ...

12: IOF Wounds Child, Destroys 20 Homes in Rafah

RAFAH, Palestine, November 11, 2003 (IPC + Agencies)-- One Palestinian child was shot and wounded Monday overnight while 20 houses were flattened by Israeli occupying forces (IOF) in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah.

13: Be The First To Fly Record Breaking Flight To L.A.

Visit and stand to win a pair of Singapore Airlines (SIA) Raffles or Executive Economy Class tickets on the inaugural non-stop flight to Los Angeles on 3 February 2004.

14: Replacing Political Tyranny With Direct Democracy

We are here today to debunk an old political myth in New Zealand and to explain how we are going to replace this myth with a new reality. The myth we refer to is that we live in a true democracy.

15: Peters Pledges Coalition With The People

New Zealand First has pledged to “enter a coalition with the people” by introducing binding Citizens Initiated Referenda and reducing the number of MPs to 99.

16: Will NZ Be The Liberia Of Human Modification?

While other countries are banning inheritable genetic modification of humans, the New Zealand government is considering its options.

17: Meditations (Politics): Bail Caesar Bush!

A year from now, on November 4, 2004, the world will hold its first global election. The problem is, only citizens of the United States will get to vote in it.

18: Iraq: 'Collateral Damage' damning new report

The new report from MEDACT 'Continuing Collateral Damage: The Health and Environmental Costs of War on Iraq 2003' is now available. Released overnight in the northern hemisphere, it documents the 'collateral damage' between March and October of this year.

19: Americas: Persecutions reach emergency proportions

(Rio de Janeiro) The persecution of human rights defenders in the Americas is reaching emergency proportions. More killings of human rights defenders are documented in the Americas than in any other region in the world, said Irene Khan, Amnesty International's ...

20: Govt moves to gag Children's Commissioner

"An 11th hour bid to change the Commissioner for Children's Bill would give the Government the power to gag the person charged with speaking for our most vulnerable kids," says National Party Family spokeswoman Judith Collins.

21: Sludge Report #160: The Price Of Oil

What's It Got To Do With The Price Of Oil? – MED Provides Quality Advice, Yeah Right! - Let Me Count The Ways This MED Forecast Is Moronic - An Extremely Simple Calculation - There Is 30-40 Years Worth Of Oil Left - What Does This Mean About The Price Of ...

22: Israel Arrests Palestinian Supreme Judge

OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM, Palestine, November 11, 2003 (IPC + Agencies)-- Israeli occupying forces (IOF) arrested Monday night the Palestinian Supreme Judge in the occupied East Jerusalem while arresting several others in raiding campaigns throughout ...

23: Dunne on Peters: 'Can we trust him? No, we can't!'

What Winston said before doing a total about-face and betraying every last NZ First supporter who cast a vote in the 1996 election:

24: Feature: Hayley Westenra - The Presence Of Beauty

When you're in the presence of beauty it's not something you have to think about. Whether it's aural or visual, or in Hayley Westenra's case both, you tingle with the feeling that your soul has been touched.

25: Tom Flocco: Website Removed Before Recall Vote

Election-Fraud Website Removed Before Tuesday Recall Vote Voting Machine Memos Suggest Suspect California Election, As Domain Register Company Refuses To Allow Blocked To Move To New Internet Server Until After today's Electronic ...

26: Bush Signs Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003

President Bush Signs Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 The Ronald Reagan Building Washington, D.C.

27: Ministers lay down wero for Maori

Maori MPs John Tamihere and Dover Samuels have issued a challenge to Maori to address child abuse, neglect, drug abuse and crime in their communities.

28: Molesworth & Featherston - 11 November 2003

Treasury on the economy, unemployment drops, interest rates, confidence up, Employment Relations Act amendments, new transport measures, energy outlook, the week ahead, overseas investment, high-speed Internet…and more.

29: Return Of The King World Red Carpet Premiere Live

SKY Television confirmed today that is will screen a LIVE 90 minute red carpet special from the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King world premiere in Wellington on Monday, December 1 from 5:30pm to 7pm on the SKY Movies channel.

30: 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.

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