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Ellie Kesselman

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Risk analysis for finance, healthcare and security

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Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Occupation: Statistician
Publications: NewsVine
Expertise: Data quality, risk management, public health, regulatory compliance, financial fraud detection
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Address: Phoenix, AZ, US
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Last Edit: Jul 27, 2014 - 10:26 PM PDT

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Aug 21, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

This op-ed by a credible source provides a logical and unbiased explanation for recent news reports about Ebola in Liberia.

I am suspicious of NGOs attributing catastrophic incidents and chronic dysfunction in central Africa to ignorance. Poverty and fear of exploitation are worse and more intractable problems.

I know how skeptical Liberians feel toward the government and international aid, given prior bad experiences. The majority of citizens do not trust the government, ... More »

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Ellie reviewed this story - Aug 21, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.9
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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Aug 21, 2014
Ellie posted this story - Aug 21, 2014
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Aug 19, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.8

The singleminded emphasis on profits and shareholder value—which took hold in the corporate world during the 1980s—has actually hurt corporations in a number of ways, ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Aug 19, 2014
Ellie commented on this review – Aug. 5, 2014
Jack Powers
3.9
(NT Rating: 3.9)
Reviewed by Jack Powers - Aug. 4, 2014

Alexander is believed to be the first ex-director of the NSA to file patents on technology that’s directly related to the job he had in ... More »

Ellie Kesselman Comment:

That’s what caught my attention too.

Ellie reviewed this story - Aug 5, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0
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Ellie reviewed this story - Aug 5, 2014
Ellie's Rating
2.8

Digging further into the second question, interestingly and perhaps not surprisingly, the young favor not continue the funding, while the older American demographic (65+) ... More »

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Ellie reviewed and starred this story - Aug 5, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

Dave Eggers was not an alarmist: "Secrets are lies, sharing is caring, and privacy is theft."

Sitting behind the outrage was a particularly modern form of disquiet – the knowledge that we are being manipulated, surveyed, rendered and that the intelligence behind ... More »

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Ellie reviewed and starred this story - Aug 5, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

Dave Eggers was not an alarmist: "Secrets are lies, sharing is caring, and privacy is theft."

Sitting behind the outrage was a particularly modern form of disquiet – the knowledge that we are being manipulated, surveyed, rendered and that the intelligence behind ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jul 28, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

The sources for this article are remarkably diverse and deep. Documents and news coverage ranges from Libertarian website Reason, to the Wall Street Journal, the Heritage Foundation, Mother Jones, Politico, New York Times and The Economist. There is no liberal or other bias in the data, nor the reporting.

Inclusion of the link to the U.S. Trust Insights on Wealth and Worth survey of 680 Americans holding at least $3 million in investable assets alone makes this article worthwhile reading. It unearths a troubling trend — the birth of a new American aristocracy. Professor Saez responds to the author's direct inquiry, "It’s possible that the U.S. Trust survey is already picking up this trend. Certainly, absent any significant increase in estate and gift taxation, this trend will ... More »

The latest batch of millennial candidates are almost universally children of wealth and privilege. Most embrace some token aspects of social liberalism while hurrying to ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jul 28, 2014
Ellie reviewed this story - Jul 28, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.8
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Ellie reviewed this story - Jul 27, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.7

No other news media online has reported on this. Others have cited it, though. Why might this be?

Police in Berlin have banned protestors from using another popular slogan: “Jude, Jude, feiges Schwein, komm heraus und kämpf allein!”

The French prime minister, Manuel Valls, condemned the attacks there as “intolerable”. “To attack a synagogue and a kosher grocery store is quite simply anti-Semitism ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jul 27, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

Hamas’ cruelty to its own people is rarely noted. Recruits for martyrdom in the holy war against Israel are urged to gather on rooftops, instructed by their leaders to ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jul 27, 2014
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jun 19, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.8

I liked this, 'Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke out forcefully against sending U.S. service members into the middle of sectarian strife. "This is an Iraqi civil war, and it is time for Iraqis to resolve it themselves," the Nevada Democrat said on the Senate floor. "It is not worth the blood of American service members. It is not worth the monetary cost to the American taxpayer."' I am tired of everyone criticizing us for getting involved. Who are our friends, ... More »

While the White House statement emphasized Obama would continue to consult with Congress, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said the President ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jun 19, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.7
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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jun 19, 2014
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jun 18, 2014
Ellie reviewed this story - Jun 2, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.3

Although the Obama White House has centralized more power than any of its predecessors More »

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Ellie reviewed this story - Jun 2, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.8
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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - May 27, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.9

“So when they say I’m a low-level systems administrator, that I don’t know what I’m talking about, I’d say it’s somewhat misleading,” he said. More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - May 27, 2014
Ellie reviewed this story - May 27, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.8
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Ellie posted and reviewed and starred this story - May 27, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

Excellent reporting by George Joseph, an undergraduate at Columbia University!

These practices exploit immigrants and American citizens who are credentialed teachers, while depriving America's children of the education the public (parents/ tax payers) funded. And to what end? Further enrichment of America's oligarchy.

Thus, we see a familiar pattern of neoliberal “restructuring” in American school systems: Cut public institutions to the bone, leave them to fail without adequate ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed and starred this story - May 27, 2014
Ellie reviewed this story - May 15, 2014
Ellie's Rating
2.6

This is very disappointing for The Bulletin. The author, Laura Kahn M.D., is endorsing an infectious disease control approach led by a a consortium, ONE Health. She claims that authorities currently involved, the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organisation for Animal Health, have been unable to effectively monitor zoonotic diseases. That may be true. Dr. Kahn's failure to disclose her leadership role with ONE Health in the post, or in her bio with The Bulletin, undermines credibility.

ONE Laura Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, FACP is one of the co-founders of the One Health Initiative and is an expert in One Health. The AMA “One Health” resolution was originally drafted by Dr. Kahn under Dr. Davis’s guidance.// TWO The Lancet 2014; 383: 847 on 4-26-2014 -- "Manifesto for planetary health excludes One Health..."// THREE Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 81(2), Art. #725, -- "The business case for One Health" -- "One dollar invested in One Health can generate ... More »

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Ellie posted this story - May 15, 2014
Ellie posted this story - May 15, 2014
Ellie reviewed this story - May 15, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.1
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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - May 15, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

This is an extraordinarily rare opportunity to gain insight into the secretive activities of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as reported directly by a participant, Wisconsin Assemblywoman Chris Taylor. This is her second year as an attendee. She did not write an anti-conservative screed, despite being a Democrat surrounded by multinational corporate interests and right-wing think tank members. I only wish other elected officials would keep the public interest in mind so faithfully.

ALEC’s guiding principle — supporting big business — turns the small-c conservative ideal of individual liberty and local control on its head. As Utah Sen. Howard ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - May 15, 2014
Ellie reviewed this story - Apr 22, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

Concise article, with a lot of content, and links. It was very well-written.

I had no idea that this problem was so widespread. I especially don't like that the internet is being used to more efficiently exploit poor people in other countries.

Larger operations outsource fake reviewing to regions as far away as Eastern Europe and South Asia. No one knows how widespread the problem is, though some people have ... More »

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Ellie commented on this review – Apr. 22, 2014
Candice Rhodes
3.4
(NT Rating: 4.1)
Reviewed by Candice Rhodes - Jul. 28, 2014

I am a little frustrated with the NewsTrust rating system because it is depicting news in a very two dimensional way. This story is meant to be a speculative funny piece and I feel as if the rating system is focused on news stories that are strictly factual pieces that regurgitate the happenings of the world. That being said, I think that this article is delightfully insightful and charming. I love the quips and social commentary concerning our generation and how technology is an experience instead of "real life." The author used Hemingway to illustrate the ridiculousness that lies in technology and paints a picture of how silly having a digital presence really is.

I wish that this author would have identified himself so that I could enjoy more of his quips! Anyway, in regards to how crazy the internet has become I do agree that there is a lot of pointless material being circulated on the Net. I mean, Apps themselves are an outlet to do pointless games and such on my Ipad and really serve no purpose but to distract me. Or that there are websites such as Imgur, whose sole purpose for even existing is to waste time and share funny photos with ... More »

Today, many of us have become rich in the currency of cowardice. We have so many things and so few experiences. We are desperate to live as long as possible, not as large ... More »

Ellie Kesselman Comment:

Candace,
You write very nicely! Naturally, expressive, great grammar. I am always too formal. I enjoyed reading each of your reviews.

I am curious. What did you mean by this, “you are just a few clicks away from the greatest encyclopedia of knowledge that the world ... More »

Ellie reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.2

There is no mention of Greenberg's status as a key employee of billionaire Pierre Omidyar, which is not responsible reporting, given this statement in the article, "Greenwald said the government has not informed his legal counsel whether or not he could face any potential charges," GG's legal counsel is no doubt provided by his employer, an Omidyar journalism venture. Article raises more questions than it answers.

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Ellie reviewed this story - Apr 13, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.8
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