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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Address: US
Last Visit: Sep 20, 2014 - 10:38 PM PDT
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2012 - 8:55 AM PDT

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 21, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

The reports out Sunday show that the world “has wasted a lot of time,” Davis adds. “We’re well on our way to some pretty scary global warming, and we ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 21, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 20, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell, 60, could face more than three decades in prison for the outbreak that was linked to nine deaths and prompted ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 20, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 20, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.5

Shaun Donovan, head of the OMB, said in a speech at the Center for American Progress Friday that acting on climate change is “tremendously ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 20, 2014
Jack's Rating
4.0

More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday for a U.N. summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 20, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 20, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 20, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.2

Arab civilization, such as we knew it, is all but gone. The Arab world today is more violent, unstable, fragmented and driven by extremism—the extremism of the rulers and ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 20, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 19, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

A Media Matters analysis found that PBS NewsHour has far outpaced other broadcast network news programs in covering the consequences of the ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 19, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 19, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

The US Ninth Circuit of Appeals ruled that this was a massive overstep of military authority, a disturbing trend, and a blatant violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, a law ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 19, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 19, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Antibiotic resistance poses a dire threat in hospitals and communities. To help limit such risk, health care professionals should begin sequencing the More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 18, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 18, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.2

An unapologetic James Clapper bristled at accusations of misconduct in front of a trade group today, announced that he intends to continue serving as national intelligence ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 18, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 18, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.4

CIA Director John Brennan today petulantly denied that he lied in March when he publicly insisted that the CIA had not ... More »

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

A narrow tax base is economically and politically risky, particularly if the logic for who pays taxes seems capricious. Governments across the rich world, but particularly ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 18, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

The report itself goes on to make the point that, “Well prior to Edward Snowden, online jihadists were already aware that law enforcement and intelligence agencies were ... More »

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

Obama didn’t directly mention the comments made in the Senate by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, but he appeared eager to make clear that his prohibition still ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

If the world’s cities focused their investments on expanding public transportation, walking and cycling, they could save more than $100 trillion in public and private ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
4.0

Boulder has sought to create its own utility to achieve a greater mix of renewable energy, including wind and solar, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions that lead to ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Want to see how a particular cable channel or network is performing on PunditFact’s Truth-O-Meter? Now you can. More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 16, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 16, 2014
Jack's Rating
4.0

Ferguson’s budget relies heavily on public safety and court fines that have skyrocketed in recent years. A review of Ferguson’s financial statements indicates that ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.1 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 16, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 16, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

In decades of public debate about global warming, one assumption has been accepted by virtually all factions: that tackling it would necessarily be costly. But a new report ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 16, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 15, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

Some operational details can and should remain secret, of course, but the law must be sufficiently clear to allow innocent people to understand when and how they may be ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 15, 2014
Jack reviewed this story - Sep 15, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

Under her leadership, the State Department worked closely with energy companies to spread fracking around the globe—part of a broader push to fight climate change, boost ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Sep 15, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

In a turnaround that has gotten next to no attention and remarkably little criticism, President Obama is now making a legacy record for himself that will put the ... More »

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