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).

About Jack Help
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 29, 2014 - 11:40 PM PDT
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2012 - 8:55 AM PDT

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 30, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.3

U.S. intelligence agents have broad authority to spy on U.S. companies as long as they are “believed to have some relationship with foreign organizations or persons” ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 30, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 30, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

We have a very conservative Senate and House. Congress is dominated by large campaign contributors who exercise enormous influence. I think, the people here [in Washington] ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 30, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) are both calling for Congress to investigate the New York Federal Reserve Bank after recently released secret ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 30, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 30, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 30, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

In the complaint, Casey Mann, the state Democratic Party’s executive director, accused AFP of an “attempt to utilize misleading, incorrect, ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 30, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 30, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

Documents released alongside security journalist Glenn Greenwald’s new book, “No Place To Hide,” reveal the NSA and More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 30, 2014
Jack reviewed this story - Sep 29, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

“Pundits sometimes wonder why American voters don’t care more about inequality; part of the answer is that they don’t realize how extreme it is. And defenders of ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 28, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

So after spending weeks promoting ISIS as Worse Than Al Qaeda™, they unveiled a new, never-before-heard-of group that was Worse Than ISIS™. ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.1 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 28, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 28, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

FBI Director James B. Comey sharply criticized Apple and Google on Thursday for developing forms of smartphone encryption so secure that law ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 28, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

A new study conducted at Harvard Business School found that Americans believe CEOs make roughly 30 times what the average worker makes in the U.S., when in actuality they ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 27, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Hundreds of North Carolinians – and one cat – have received incorrect voter registration information, according to the N.C. State Board of Elections. The ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 27, 2014
Jack posted this story - Sep 27, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 27, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Irish teenagers Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow, all 16, have won the Google Science Fair 2014. Their project, Combating the Global Food Crisis, aims to ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 27, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 27, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.3

The Center for National Security Studies, a D.C.-based group which advocates for individual liberties and government transparency, asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 27, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

The system of 12 Federal Reserve banks, established about 100 years ago by an act of Congress following secret meetings presided over by J.P. Morgan himself at an island ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 27, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 27, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 26, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.5

You can thank ALEC lawmakers for Stand Your Ground laws, new voter identification laws, ag-gag laws that classify whistleblowers as criminals, a ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 26, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 26, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

the heaviest drinkers are of greatly disproportionate importance to the sales and profitability of the alcoholic-beverage industry More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 25, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 25, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 25, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 25, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

As President Obama considers candidates to replace Eric Holder, he should apply this litmus test: Will the new attorney general hold accountable the institutions and ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 25, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 25, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.6

ACLU legal filing against one local sheriff in Oklahoma, who took part in building and using an extensive database on citizens’ activities ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 25, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 24, 2014
Jack's Rating
4.0

The social media giant in Menlo Park would be the second Silicon Valley giant in recent days to sever ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, known as More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Sep 24, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Google’s effort to build strong alliances with Republican politicians and conservative advocacy groups is paying dividends on Capitol Hill but has created a growing ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 24, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 23, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

The coalition of Arab nations participating in airstrikes against militants in Syria is a diplomatic coup for the Obama administration, which had pledged that the United ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Sep 23, 2014
Jack reviewed this story - Sep 23, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

After the protests, speeches and corporate pledges, world leaders ended the United Nations climate summit facing as tough a slog as ever to get a deal on cutting ... More »

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