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: Apr 21, 2015 - 12:01 AM PDT
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2012 - 8:55 AM PDT

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Jack posted this story - Apr 20, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 20, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.7

As only he can, John Oliver dished out a simultaneously sharp and hilarious censure of so-called patent trolls on his HBO show Last Week Tonight. ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 20, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.4

In a CNN documentary aired for the first time Sunday night, on the eve of the informal April 20 holiday celebrating cannabis subculture, US ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 20, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 20, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 19, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.6

in 2012, federal officials launched an investigation after the Washington Post reported that flawed forensic hair matches might have led to the convictions of hundreds of ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 19, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 19, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.4

The Office of the United States Trade Representative, the agency responsible for negotiating two massive upcoming trade deals, is being led by former lobbyists for ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 19, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 19, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.4

But computers do not just replace humans in the workplace. They shift the balance of power even more in favor of employers. Our normal response to technological innovation ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 18, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.7

When Roosevelt launched the New Deal, politically liberal clergymen echoed his arguments, championing his proposal for a vast welfare state as simply the Christian thing to ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 18, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 18, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 18, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.5

Thanks to technological advances and a ramp-up in production over the decade, grid parity—the point at which sources of renewable energy such as solar and wind cost the ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 18, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 17, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.3

Attorneys who are investigating Comcast’s $45.2 billion proposal to create a nationwide cable giant are leaning against the merger out of concern that consumers would be ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 17, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 17, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.3

But why is the murder rate falling? There is a strong case to be made that much of the decline is related to removing lead from the environment.

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 16, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.9

dozens of coal-burning plants prepare to close amid a barrage from cheap natural gas, green opposition and President Barack Obama’s environmental regulations. More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 16, 2015
Jack posted this story - Apr 16, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 16, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.6

The U.S. media loves to mock adversary nations, especially Muslim ones, for being driven by religious extremism, but that is undeniably a major factor, arguably the most ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 16, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.5

A cannabis extract containing non-psychoactive cannabidiol tested on hard-to-treat epileptic patients cut seizures in half. More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.3

Evidence about the dangers of antibiotic use in livestock and its connection to resistance in humans is sufficiently compelling that groups as weighty as the World Heath ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2015
Jack reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.9

“Middle income is not necessarily the same thing as middle class,” said Rakesh Kochhar, a senior research associate at Pew. Even as the proportion of households in the ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.7

GOP lawmakers are laying the foundation for a fierce, multi-pronged attack against the Federal Communications Commission’s new open internet ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.8

Representative Chris Van Hollen, the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, wrote in a letter to Representative Sandy Levin, the ranking member of the House Ways ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 13, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.9

How did the parties get this far apart? Political scientists suggest that it has a lot to do with income inequality. As the wealthy grow richer compared with everyone else, ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 13, 2015
Jack reviewed this story - Apr 12, 2015
Jack's Rating
4.1

Insofar as it presents climate science within a false-balance framework, the media are, in effect, giving misinformation, which can be deadly. Writing in the Guardian, ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Apr 11, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.9

Lawrence Wilkerson is a contradictory figure. Wilkerson is a career military man, who served as chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell; but he has also voiced ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 11, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.7

Republicans defend this sort of action by accusing Mr. Obama of acting like a king and citing executive actions he has taken — on immigration and pollution among other ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 11, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 10, 2015
Jack reviewed this story - Apr 10, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.4

Suddenly, it seems, many Democrats have decided to break with Beltway orthodoxy, which always calls for cuts in “entitlements.” Instead, they’re proposing that Social ... More »

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