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Published: Fri 19 Sep 2003 11:52 AM
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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
1: Stamps Return For The King
Anticipation of December’s world premier of the final The Lord of the Rings film is building with New Zealand Post today unveiling a series of stamps to celebrate the third movie.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00177.htm
2: Opinion: The 2004 Election Has Already Been Rigged
The Neocons have determined that elections can be manipulated easily with the new touch screen voting systems and when accompanied by a media pounding of lies, the public will accept the rigged election results as fact.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00131.htm
3: Return Of The King Trailer Is Here!
TheOneRing.net brings you this exclusive first look at THE RETURN OF THE KING! This file was sent to us by person or persons unknown, it shows 1:35 minutes in GLORIOUS quicktime a TON of shots from ROTK. Sam and Frodo in Moria, Pippin and Merry, Gandalf ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0307/S00126.htm
4: Bush Says Burma, Haiti Have Failed in Drug War
Burma and Haiti have "failed demonstrably" to comply with international agreements on fighting the drug wars, according to findings released by the White House September 15. In an annual process required by law, the president has found ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00180.htm
5: U.S. Concerned by Syria's WMD Capabilities
The United States views with "serious concern" Syria's expanding weapons of mass destruction (WMD) capabilities and its continued state sponsorship of terrorism, the State Department's top arms control official says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00196.htm
6: Diebold Confirms U.S. Vote Count Vulnerabilities
Scoop has obtained internal mail messages from Diebold Election Systems which clearly and explicitly confirm security problems in the GEMS vote counting software that were highlighted in reports published on Scoop.co.nz and widely elsewhere in July.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00106.htm
7: Super Computer Weather: Isabel Nears US East Coast
Cloud formations on the edges of Hurricane Isabel are now over the US mainland. The eye of Isabel is following roughly 30 hours behind these fringes – with landfall expected 2pm Thursday EST (Friday Morning NZT). A massive evacuation is presently ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00163.htm
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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm
9: Super Computer Weather: Isabel Targets DC & NYC
Two new forecast paths for Hurricane Isabel show the storm crossing directly over either Washington DC or New York City on Thursday.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00119.htm
10: Security Cl personnel and funds needed for Liberia
Seeking 15,000 United Nations peacekeepers and 900 police to bring war-shattered Liberia back from “hellish limbo,” the top UN envoy for the West African country appealed to the international committee today to commit the resources and personnel ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00204.htm
11: Reflections On Cancun: Where To From Here?
This week, cocooned in the luxury resort of Cancun, Mexico for the fifth ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Caribbean, African and other ‘least developed’ countries told the European Union, United States and Japan that ‘no means ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00160.htm
12: Wednesday's Questions & Answers for Oral Answer
1. MARK PECK (NZ Labour¡ªInvercargill) to the Minister of Finance: Has he received any reports on his powers in relation to the potential sale of the National Bank?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00418.htm
13: 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
14: White House Calls Syria's Behavior "Unacceptable"
White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan told reporters September 16 that Syria "has a history and continues to harbor and assist terrorists and terrorist organizations, including Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, and others."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00198.htm
15: Liberia: UN sends food to tens of thousands
The United Nations has sent food to tens of thousands of people in the rebel-held Liberian city of Buchanan for the first time since heavy fighting erupted between the government and rebels earlier this year, but hundreds of thousands more in the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00218.htm
16: Mother Jones article + response
Thank you to everyone who has already written in to Mother Jones Magazine (ISM Action Alert of Tuesday, September 16). Some, however, have indicated trouble accessing the original article and response via the links that we sent out. For those that ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00214.htm
17: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 18 September
Questions to Ministers 1. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Conservation: Will he be proceeding with the High Court judicial review against the Maori Land Court decision in respect of Maori ownership of the Wakapuaka Estuary north of Nelson; ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00420.htm
18: Diebold Election Systems Election Manual For Staff
Do not to offer damaging opinions of our systems, even when their failings become obvious.... Ideally, a recount yields exactly the same results as the initial count. However... – Diebold Election Systems' "Election Support Guide "
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00157.htm
19: Cancer Society Applauds Progress
The Cancer Society is delighted with the progress of the Smokefree Environments Amendment Bill as it goes through its committee stages in Parliament.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00070.htm
20: UQ Wire: New York, You’ve Been Used
The following remarks were delivered by William Rivers Pitt to a September 11 symposium hosted by WBAI at the Riverside Church on Friday, September 12.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00144.htm
21: UN Radio Klein Calls for Bold Solutions to Liberia
The UN's top envoy in Liberia says the country's massive humanitarian and political crisis calls for immediate intervention. Special Representative Jacques Klein says thousands of Liberians do not have access to life's basic necessities of shelter, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00206.htm
22: SuperComputer Weather: Hurricane Isabel's Landfall
As Hurricane Isabel approaches the Eastern Seaboard computer models are converging on a Cape Hatteras landfall in just under 70 hours time. Massive rainfall in the first six hours can be expected to cause widespread flooding in North Carolina and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00142.htm
23: Super Computer Weather: Hurricane Isabel
A deepening hurricane presently in the Carribean appears headed for the US mainland and could eventually make landfall anywhere from North Florida up to Massachusetts. The current NOAA medium range super computer forecast (see images below) however ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00109.htm
24: S. Korea Urged to Reject U.S. Demand
Pyongyang, (KCNA) -- The U.S. deputy assistant defense secretary "requested" the south Korean authorities to dispatch additional troops to Iraq at the 4th meeting of "allies' policy consultative council" of south Korea and the U.S. Commenting ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00208.htm
25: Chuckman Cartoon: Ariel's Orders
Cartoon by John Chuckman….
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00152.htm
26: PNA Holds US Responsible for Consequences of Veto
The Palestine National Authority (PNA) said Tuesday that the United States has lost credibility as an honest broker in the Middle East peace process and slammed the US veto, which aborted a draft resolution condemning Israeli government’s decision ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00211.htm
27: France Govt Daily Press Briefing
One mustn’t think that it will suffice to remove one or another person to solve everything. At this point, crystallizing everything around the person of Arafat is not the answer, we see clearly that he is the elected and legitimate Palestinian authority.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00210.htm
28: Hard News 18/09/03 - Magic And Eternity
A couple of nice posts from the lads, below.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00166.htm
29: Immigrant Holidays At Taxpayers’ Expense
New Zealand First has asked the Government to explain why a Thai couple are getting a holiday to Thailand and free adult education as beneficiaries of New Zealand taxpayers.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00431.htm
30: NZTE Client Services Team Directors Appointed
17 September 2003 - New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Client Services Group Manager Lance Wickman has appointed nine team directors at the New Zealand Government's new trade and economic development agency, formed on 1 July from the merger of Trade ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00124.htm
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