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: May 19, 2015 - 12:35 AM PDT
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2012 - 8:55 AM PDT

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 20, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.5

The Iraq war at its heart was not an intelligence failure. Bush, Cheney, and their comrades were hell-bent on invading Iraq—not because of inaccurate intelligence, but ... More »

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

Referring to the claims made by Bush, Cheney, and other administration officials that Saddam was in league with Al Qaeda, Morell noted, “What they were saying about ... More »

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

The public justifications for the invasion were nothing but pretexts, and falsified pretexts at that. We were, in a fundamental sense, lied into war. More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 19, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 19, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.7

What we have, uniquely in America, is a political class, and an entire political party, devoted to the idea that any money spent on public goods is money misplaced, not ... More »

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

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders keeps bending the rules of Senate service and presidential campaigning by offering up proposals that imagine America as the fair, functional, ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 19, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 19, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 19, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.6

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a prohibition on cities and towns imposing local ordinances preventing fracking and other potentially environmentally ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 19, 2015
Jack reviewed this story - May 19, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.5

Last week, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, headed by Texas Republican Lamar Smith, approved a bill that would slash at least three hundred million ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 18, 2015
Jack reviewed this story - May 16, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.9

While it may make sense logically that members of Congress would hold out on forming an opinion while waiting for evidence, it makes absolutely no sense that they would ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 15, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.7

Four years after a Navy SEAL team killed Osama bin Laden in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, lingering questions remain about the raid and ... More »

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

Last week, Jeb Bush, the all-but-announced GOP presidential candidate, stirred up a fuss when he privately told a group of Manhattan financiers ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 14, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 13, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.7

After only one hour of floor debate, and no allowed amendments, the House of Representatives today passed legislation that seeks to address the NSA’s controversial ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 13, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 13, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.6

House Republicans voted Wednesday to chop about a fifth of Amtrak’s budget, less than a day after a deadly train crash that Democrats pointed to as a prime example of the ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 13, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 12, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.7

Farkhunda was murdered on the streets of Kabul while thousands looked on. Now, Afghan women are rising up. More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 12, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 12, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.6

although multinational executives avoid talking about it publicly, profits in global markets are underwhelming — and doing business internationally is full of ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 12, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.6

As the FCC’s new policy winds its way through federal court—in what could end up being a multi-year legal process—the battle over net neutrality will become an ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 12, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 12, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.7

in Seymour Hersh’s stunning new account of the killing of Osama bin Laden, the truth is by a magnitude more complex than the conspiracy it claims to uncover. Hersh, who ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 11, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 11, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 11, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 10, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.4

It’s been four years since a group of US Navy Seals assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The killing was the ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.4 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 10, 2015
Jack posted this story - May 10, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 10, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.5

Only 29 percent of Americans had a favorable view of the Republican Party, while 43 percent had a positive view of the Democrats. The survey also documented a steady ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 10, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.5

The current director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Comey is the face of a crusade against encryption at a time when both Google and Apple are increasingly ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 10, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - May 10, 2015
Jack reviewed this story - May 10, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.7

The TPP is a massive, legally binding, agreement involving 12 countries that has been negotiated entirely behind closed doors by government ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - May 10, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.5

“At first I didn’t think it would blow up this big,” Ramsey Orta told me. He was describing the video he took of his friend Eric Garner being killed by ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - May 10, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.8

CIA Director John Brennan lied when he denied ordering agency employees to search Senate computers to trace a leak. Frustrated with his ... More »

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