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Dwight Rousu

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The NewsTrust format and idea are interesting for the possibility of a democratically influenced news source. It provides another channel for getting news and views out to the public, a channel without a visible filter of the corporate press.

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Location: Washington, United States
Occupation: Retired engineer and poet
Expertise: Aerospace
Affiliations: UCS, AU, ACLU, PDA, PSR, PSU, NRDL, ASA, AIAA, NARAL,Amnesty Int., ADA, AOPA, Population Connection, Progressive Patriots, IPPF,Environmental Defense, Human Rights Watch, LWV, Greenpeace,21st Century Democrats, Public Citizen, JGI, Sierra Club,EJ, ERS, SPEEA,WashClean
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Education: Post-graduate school
Internet: 60-90 minutes a day
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Address: WA, US
Last Visit: Nov 18, 2014 - 6:23 PM PST
Last Edit: Feb 27, 2014 - 10:18 PM PST

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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 18, 2014
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4.2

They have “realized that if you just brazen it out, there’s no… ref to make the call. In this way, every dispute, even over matters of fact, becomes a contest of power ... More »

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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 18, 2014
Dwight posted this story - Nov 18, 2014
Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 17, 2014
Dwight's Rating
4.7
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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 17, 2014
Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 17, 2014
Dwight's Rating
3.9
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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 17, 2014
Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 15, 2014
Dwight's Rating
4.4

This is an interesting piece by Greenwald. It is almost like he has gone Colbert on us. He provides a rather thorough profile of Hillary policies and politics, but it seems like damning with feigned praise.

Anybody but Hillary, unless the anybody is as bad as any of the last N candidates from the regressive party of NO.

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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 15, 2014
Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 15, 2014
Dwight's Rating
4.5

The full threat to secular scientific health care from the Catholic heirarchy is not disclosed here. Prohibitions include no vasectomies, no tubal ligations, no information on abortion options, no abortions to save a mother's life, no compassionate choices for end of life. Interns will not be trained in such procedures. Medical personnel hired by the catholic "which" doctors will exclude anybody with ethical objections to catholic doctrine. Poor and emergent care patients cannot ... More »

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Dwight reviewed this story - Nov 15, 2014
Dwight's Rating
3.7

“They didn’t draw the attention to the Court, I did,” Cohn said. “You can call it an error … but we’ve seen the government willing to ... More »

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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 15, 2014
Dwight's Rating
3.9

If they are going to destroy the planet, they need money to buy congress, and the Kochs do not seem to own nukes. Yet.

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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 15, 2014
Dwight reviewed this story - Nov 15, 2014
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3.9
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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 15, 2014
Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 15, 2014
Dwight's Rating
4.1
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Dwight reviewed this story - Nov 15, 2014
Dwight's Rating
4.0
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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 15, 2014
Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 15, 2014
Dwight's Rating
4.7
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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 15, 2014
Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 14, 2014
Dwight's Rating
4.2

Although it is called a “free trade” agreement, the TPP is not mainly about trade. Of TPP’s 29 draft chapters, only five deal with ... More »

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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 11, 2014
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4.4
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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 11, 2014
Dwight posted this story - Nov 11, 2014
Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 10, 2014
Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 10, 2014
Dwight's Rating
4.6

Since 2010, forces on the right have worked overtime preparing to rig the 2014 election, radically undermining election safeguards in Supreme Court decisions, drastically ... More »

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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 10, 2014
Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 10, 2014
Dwight's Rating
4.6

Lyngar lays out the fear propaganda strategy and psychology well. I quibble that these people are not "conservative" in the 1950s political sense; they are anti-government anarchist radicals on the right. Conservative? If only it were true.

The last election demonstrates the triumph of fear over reason. More »

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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 10, 2014
Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 9, 2014
Dwight's Rating
3.7

I have not seen much about this in the mainscream corporate press. I do believe the mainscream corporate press is run by rich white-run corporations, and that these media outlets make billions of dollars off of unlimited spending on hate and attack and mudslinging ads. But that would not affect their reporting, would it?

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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 9, 2014
Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 9, 2014
Dwight's Rating
4.3

I used to think people who said "we need a revolution" were not being realistic. Now their position is beginning to sway me as these oil billionaires have bought the government and wantonly work to destroy the only planet our grandchildren were hoping to live in.

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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 9, 2014
Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 9, 2014
Dwight's Rating
4.4

War, pestilence, war crimes, climate disaster. The republican right wing propaganda mainstream media, the voter suppression, and lazy non-voters are about to harvest a flatulent whirlwind. Be afraid. Be very afraid. They are about to sacrifice our children and grand children.

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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 9, 2014
Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 9, 2014
Dwight's Rating
4.5

If the Earth reaches a 2 C rise, positive feedback cycles — which refers to impacts from warming that lead to even more warming — would likely be triggered. ... More »

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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 9, 2014
Dwight reviewed this story - Nov 8, 2014
Dwight's Rating
4.0

A citizenry that does not learn history is bound to repeat it. Those that control the perception of the past control the perception of the present, and thus control the future. A blank slate is a ripe target for pandering and lying political advertizing, and avoiding critical political topics. Singer's article addresses a key part of sustaining any hint of democracy: and informed electorate.

I am a historian, a former social studies teacher, and I help to prepare the next generation of social studies teachers. But these decisions by the Regents are politically ... More »

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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 8, 2014
Dwight's Rating
4.8
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Dwight posted and reviewed this story - Nov 8, 2014
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