Jack Powers

Founding Member (since November 2007)
Help

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

About Jack Help
Location: United States
Occupation: Engineer, No Organization (disorganized)
Interests: Telecommunications, technology
Expertise: Telecommunications, computers
Affiliations: IEEE
Contact Info Help
Address: US
Last Visit: Nov 27, 2014 - 1:51 AM PST
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2012 - 8:55 AM PDT

This profile can be seen by everyone, including search engines. Help
| Network |

Activity

Show all | Reviews | Posts | Starred | Comments
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 27, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

For much of the rest of the world, including great power-consuming nations like the US and China, the message is very different—that of an ill-defined but temporary ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 27, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 27, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.5

Using a series of public goods ‘games,’ researchers have demonstrated that allowing people to vote on the harvesting of resources encouraged more people to ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.4 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 27, 2014
Jack reviewed this story - Nov 27, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.4

Not that either history nor economics has swayed the Very Serious People who have influenced our policy makers. Since 2008, we’ve had economic policy that relies on ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack reviewed this story - Nov 27, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.1

In many cases, the decision to invest state pension money in alternative investments of questionable value seems to have been driven less by concern for the welfare of ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 4.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack reviewed this story - Nov 27, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Never mind that the recent announcements are only pledges. Ignore the fact that a Republican Congress is unlikely to allocate the funding promised by Obama. There’s a ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack reviewed this story - Nov 26, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

If the Harvard Business School is now making a home for research exposing the folly of a life devoted to endless material ambition, something in the world has changed—or ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted this story - Nov 24, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 24, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.6

Erdogan, a devout Muslim, often courts controversy with divisive public comments. He has previously angered women’s groups by stating that women should bear at least ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 24, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 24, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

As events spin out of control, it appears way past time for President Obama to explain to the American people why he has collaborated with President Putin in trying to ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 24, 2014
Jack reviewed this story - Nov 23, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

A bill passed through the US House of Representatives is designed to prevent qualified, independent scientists from advising the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 4.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 22, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), who served as intelligence committee chair before Feinstein, was furious after the meeting, and accused the administration of deliberately ... More »

See Full Review » (5 answers)
NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 22, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 22, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

From North Carolina to Colorado to Alaska, Democratic senators were swept out of office on Election Day by a GOP wave. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 22, 2014
Jack posted this story - Nov 22, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 21, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

This week the Wall Street Journal reported that Department of Justice officials recently met with Google and Apple, and basically told them that their decision to empower ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.5 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 21, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 21, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

Actions, Mr Putin must finally learn, have consequences. Invade another country, and the world will act against you. And the same goes for the economy, too. Had Mr Putin ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.5 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 21, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 19, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.5

Are bank employees by nature less honest people? Or does the business culture in the banking sector favor dishonest behavior? New findings indicate that the business ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 19, 2014
Jack posted this story - Nov 19, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 18, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

The Senate voted to kill the Keystone XL. At least, it killed a bill designed to fast-track its approval, anyway. The Keystone XL has been winding its way through American ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 18, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 18, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Triclosan is an antimicrobial commonly found in soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and many other household items. Despite its widespread use, researchers report potentially ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 18, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

The diocese argued that a trial on this question would violate its freedom of religion and appealed the judge’s decision to a three-judge panel on the 7th Circuit ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

The perception of the government as a slow-moving bureaucracy that can’t keep up with the private sector is a popular one, even when it comes to research funding. But ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

But, believe it or not, action on climate change is taking place in the U.S. “We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society," Pres. Barack Obama ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 4.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.3

modern American political discourse is dominated by cheap cynicism about public policy, a free-floating contempt for any and all efforts to improve our lives. And this ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 16, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

Feeble congressional attempts to rein in and establish some accountability relating to the out-of-control intelligence community are now dead. Worse still, the likely ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 16, 2014
(Beta)

Levels & Stats

Member LevelHelp
3.8 avg.
3.8 avg.
Activity
5.0 avg.
Experience
2.5 avg.
Ratings
3.9 avg.
Transparency
2.2 avg.
Validation
4.0 avg.

StatsHelp
Reviews
1,664
Answers
7,087
Comments
3
Ratings Received
192
Number of Raters
28
Ratings Given
32

Jack's Widget

Add this widget to your site »