Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings

Published: Thu 30 Oct 2003 09:52 AM
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: Dennis Hans: Seymour Hersh’s Pipedream
Seymour Hersh has been had by a CIA has-been. A ''former senior CIA officer'' has gotten him to credit and peddle a preposterous tale about the Niger-uranium forgeries.
3: Open day at Treatment Plant to benefit Ethiopia
An open day at the Christchurch Wastewater Treatment Plant on Sunday will give the public a rare view into what happens after they pull a plug or press flush, while raising funds for one of the poorest urban communities in the world.
4: 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.
5: 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 ...
6: Halliburton Won’t Back Off Doing Biz In Iran
Halliburton Corp., the oil field services company once headed by Vice President Dick Cheney, told the New York City Comptroller’s office Monday that it won’t scale back its business dealings in Iran, despite concerns from the City’s Comptroller William ...
7: 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.
8: Israel Violates Roadmap Again Allowing Settlements
In yet another violation of the “roadmap” plan, Israel said it will provide services to eight “unauthorized” West Bank settlements, which it had previously pledged to dismantle as stipulated in the US-backed peace blueprint.
9: Charlie’s Sponsors Holmes
New Zealand juice company, Charlie’s, founded by former All Black Marc Ellis has secured a fourteen month sponsorship deal of the Holmes programme on TV One.
10: Photo-Essay: GE-Free Camp Parliament, New Zealand
A peaceful occupation at Parliament remains after Police arrested five people in Parliament's grounds Tuesday October 28. GE Free Coalition spokesperson, Lenka Rochford, said "We intend to stay until the people’s moratorium starts.
11: 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.
12: 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 ...
13: 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 ...
14: Iraq: Bloodiest Day Since The Occupation Began
In one the bloodiest days since the start of the occupation, a series of massive car bombings rocked Baghdad killing at least thirty three people and injuring more than 65 others.
15: Chris Sanders: Where is the Collateral?
On the 29th of October, a trial begins in a Federal courtroom in Washington DC. The defendant in the case is our own distinguished advisory board member Catherine Austin Fitts.
16: Chuckman Cartoon: New US$20 Dollar Bill
Cartoon by John Chuckman…
17: Brash Leap Backwards
It is no surprise to OPSA that Labour’s gradual rightwards drift – allowing tertiary fees to increase - has forced the National Party to also shift right in an attempt to regain votes.
18: Extreme Solar Activity May Cause Auroras Over NZ
One of the most powerful solar flares in years, a remarkable X17-category explosion, erupted from giant sunspot 486 this morning at approximately 1110 UT and, as a result, a strong solar radiation storm is in progress.
19: Secretary Rumsfeld Briefs (Incl. General Boykin)
Q Mr. Secretary, Lieutenant General Boykin, the new deputy undersecretary of Defense for intelligence, has been quoted and seen giving speeches to various religious groups casting the war on terrorism in fairly religious terms...
20: 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, ...
21: 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 ...
22: The Emperor Goes To Asia and Talks Terror
Fresh from visiting California’s Governor-Terminator, His Imperial Majesty jetted off to Asia …
23: 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 ...
24: Special Report - Bush Down Under
Canberra, Australia-- An unprecedented and massive security operation was mounted to protect President George Bush from evil doers when he visited Australia last week.
25: Molesworth & Featherston - 28 October 2003
Who says violence in the movies doesn't cause violence on the streets? As if taking its cue from the title of the latest Tarantino splatter movie, the National Party hauled out its chainsaws.
26: We Don’t Want Your Blood Money
New Zealand First is concerned that once again a local judge has accepted Asian “blood money” and reduced the sentence for a Chinese student who was the ringleader of an extortion gang.
27: Bolivian Uprising Blow to Corporate Globalization
Bolivian Uprising is Another Blow to Corporate Globalization in Latin America - Interview with Jim Schultz, executive director of the Democracy Center, conducted by Scott Harris
28: Wolfowitz Says Attack Proves Iraqis Want Freedom
Deputy Secretary of Defense says US won't be deterred by attack, but that he's getting the f*** out of Baghdad.
29: Israel Detains Activists' Wives as Hostages
ELBIREH, Palestine -- The Palestinian Prisoners Affair ministry condemned yesterday the continued imprisonment of a Palestinian child in the Israeli jails, as the Israeli occupying forces started detaining Palestinian resistance activists' wives to use ...
30: People’s GE Moratorium Launch Begins New Phase
Wellington, Wednesday, 29 Oct 2003: Key groups campaigning against GE release in New Zealand will today deliver a strong message that “the battle is not over” as they launch the next phase of the GE Free campaign: The People’s Moratorium.
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