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: Nov 22, 2014 - 1:03 PM PST
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2012 - 8:55 AM PDT

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 16, 2014
Jack reviewed this story - Nov 15, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

I think Cornel West nailed it when he recently charged that Obama has never been a real progressive in the first place. “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be ... More »

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

What is surprising is that such nontech companies as Ford and Bank of America feel strongly enough about net neutrality to bother advocating behind closed doors. A startup ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 15, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 15, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.6

Campaigners wanted to help the public understand how much money the government had used to bail out a bank – so they created the model for a vast city that could be built ... More »

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

The Justice Department acknowledged that it misled a federal Appeals Court during oral arguments last month in a case reviewing whether the government should be able to ... More »

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

Until now, those of us who argued that China could be induced to join an international climate agreement were speculating. Now we have the Chinese saying that they are, ... More »

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

China has witnessed the fastest and deepest wealth creation in history, hauling millions out of poverty in the space a generation. That growth has been heavily reliant on ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Nov 14, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.4

Officials have been using portable cell towers, known as “dirtboxes,” on small planes to collect identity and location information on cell phone users. More »

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

So it’s fair to conclude that Clinton would be “good” for any Israeli government that wants to receive unconditional and reflexive American support, but no good at ... More »

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