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: Dec 16, 2014 - 12:03 AM PST
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2012 - 8:55 AM PDT

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Jack posted this story - Dec 17, 2014
Jack posted this story - Dec 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 16, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.5

In 2012, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a landmark bill that delivered big tax cuts to high income earners and businesses. Less than two years after that tax cut, the ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 16, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.6

In 2012, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a landmark bill that delivered big tax cuts to high income earners and businesses. Less than two years after that tax cut, the ... More »

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

Jeb Bush, scion of an American political dynasty, announced on social media that he was considering running for the office previously held by his brother and father. ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 16, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 16, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.5

Hidden in the Senate torture report are stories of some heroes—people inside the CIA who from the beginning said torture was wrong, who tried to ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 16, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 15, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

In a combative interview with NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Cheney was unrepentant about the so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” that were deployed under ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 15, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 15, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

The Senate confirmed Vivek Murthy as surgeon general on Monday night as Democrats — in the final days of their majority control of the chamber — overcame stiff ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 15, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 15, 2014
Jack's Rating
4.1

Cheney’s most telling response was to Todd’s questions about people who were detained completely by mistake but who were nevertheless tortured — in at least one case ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 15, 2014
Jack posted this story - Dec 14, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 14, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.5

At one point during the NBC interview, the former vice president appeared to suggest that anything the CIA or its ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 14, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 13, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.5

In 2013, Kiriakou—a father of five—was prosecuted by the Obama administration under the Espionage Act for allegedly revealing classified information to a reporter. He ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 13, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 13, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.6
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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 13, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 12, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

The wealth of white households was 13 times the median wealth of black households in 2013, compared with eight times the wealth in 2010, according to a new Pew Research ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 12, 2014
Jack reviewed this story - Dec 12, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

the Senate Intelligence Committee—which had access to all CIA documents related to the “enhanced interrogation” program—has concluded that ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 11, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

There’s only one apparent reason for imposing a higher penalty on people who record police in particular: to make people especially afraid to record police. That is not a ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 11, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 10, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

The release of the Senate report on the graphic torture of terrorism suspects by the Bush-era Central Intelligence Agency led to calls at the United Nations and elsewhere ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 10, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 10, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Warming of the Pacific Ocean off Washington state could destabilize methane deposits on the seafloor and trigger a release of the greenhouse gas to the atmosphere, ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 10, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 10, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

There is a club of U.S. mayors fixated on improving the way broadband Internet works in their cities. And, while it’s new, it’s growing. Called Next Century ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 10, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 10, 2014
Jack's Rating
4.1

For the CIA officials involved in torture, one thing was clear from the very beginning: The only way they would be forgiven for what they did was ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 10, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 9, 2014
Jack's Rating
4.0

The U.S. National Security Agency should have an unlimited ability to collect digital information in the name of protecting the country against terrorism and other threats, ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 9, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 9, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.5

The Koch brothers and their allies are pumping tens of millions of dollars into a data company that’s developing detailed, state-of-the-art profiles of 250 million ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Dec 9, 2014
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