Jack Powers

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I'm interested in why the media behave the way they do (not that I've figured that out).

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Location: United States
Occupation: Engineer, No Organization (disorganized)
Interests: Telecommunications, technology
Expertise: Telecommunications, computers
Affiliations: IEEE
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Last Visit: Oct 21, 2014 - 12:27 AM PDT
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2012 - 8:55 AM PDT

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Jack reviewed this story - Oct 21, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider the most important foreign policy deal of his ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 20, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

Environmental activists teamed up with Pacific islanders in eastern Australia on Friday in an attempt to block the world’s largest coal export terminal by forming a ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 20, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 18, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

America has more prisoners than any other country—a quarter of all people behind bars in the entire world are in US prisons or jails. Nearly half of all federal prisoners ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 18, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 18, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

the UN report warned that allowing mass surveillance to persist with no transparency creates “an ever present danger of ‘purpose creep,’ by which measures justified on ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 18, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 18, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.6

Don’t microwave plastic. Minimize purchase of processed food. In general, reduce home contact of food and beverages—including water—with plastic. More »

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NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 18, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

Wider deployment of pyrolysis, where non-recycled plastics are heated in the absence of oxygen to convert them into valuable fuels and feedstocks, would not only reduce the ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Lockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

Early analysis of the latest Wikileaks draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s intellectual property (IP) chapter quite convincingly shows that, like past leaks of ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

After spending most of the last decade profiting off of cramming, AT&T this month was finally held accountable by the government and fined $105 million by the More »

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NT Rating: 3.5 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.0

“democracy” in U.S. discourse means: “serving U.S. interests” and “obeying U.S. dictates,” regardless how how the leaders gain and maintain power. Conversely, ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 16, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

this decision only counts in Florida for the time being, but it’s the first time a high court has ruled, based on the US Constitution, that the practice is illegal, and ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 16, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 16, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

The FBI director said he wanted to see changes made to a 1994 law known as CALEA — for the Communications Assistance ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 16, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 16, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

China has a big debt problem. But it is unlikely to cause a sudden crisis or blow up the world economy. That is because China, unlike most other countries, controls its ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 16, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Hidden away in the secret depths of the Skunk Works, a Lockheed Martin research team has been working quietly on a nuclear energy concept they believe has the potential to ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 16, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 16, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 16, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

What’s worse: Launching a disastrous military campaign under false pretenses to achieve goals you wrongly believe are attainable? Or launching a disastrous military ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 16, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 15, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

The U.S. budget deficit fell by nearly a third to $483 billion in fiscal 2014, the lowest level since 2008, as a quickening economic recovery boosted tax collections and ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.4 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 15, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 15, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

The U.S. budget deficit fell by nearly a third to $483 billion in fiscal 2014, the lowest level since 2008, as a quickening economic recovery boosted tax collections and ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 15, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 14, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Essentially, the report analyzes the climatic threats pertinent to military operations worldwide, and lists the ways the DoD is upgrading its ops to stay frosty on a ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 14, 2014
Jack posted this story - Oct 14, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 14, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.3

According to the New Georgia Project, the group has submitted “more than 80,000 new voter applications to county election boards.” But as Election Day nears, the New ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 14, 2014
Jack reviewed this story - Oct 14, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

“How ugly is Annie Kuster?”…“sad to say, but the drag queens are more atrractive than Annie Kuster….not that there’s anything wrong with ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack reviewed this story - Oct 14, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.2

It’s very important to get past the idea that having normal diplomatic relations with another state implies some sort of approval or “reward” for their treatment of ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.2 | See All NT Reviews »
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