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: Mar 28, 2015 - 1:27 AM PDT
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2012 - 8:55 AM PDT

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 28, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.3

Thousands of people marched in Indiana’s largest city on Saturday to protest a state law that supporters contend promotes religious freedom but detractors see as a ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 28, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 28, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.5

Just before recessing until April 13, the Senate passed a budget resolution. Prior to final passage, it voted on three separate Social Security amendments. Sen. Bernie ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 28, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 28, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.7

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington) asked her constituents to share their horror stories of Obamacare-caused “lost coverage, lost doctors, increased ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 28, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 27, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.9

A lobbyist who has been making the media rounds saying the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer is safe for humans to drink refuses to drink glyphosate ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 27, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 27, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.9

The Federal Communications Commission’s landmark net neutrality rules will survive a fierce legal onslaught from the broadband industry, FCC ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 27, 2015
Jack reviewed this story - Mar 27, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.7

The Israelis engage in active and aggressive espionage against the U.S., even as the U.S. feeds the Israelis billions of dollars every year in U.S. taxpayer funds and ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 27, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.6

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., last week addressed the Free State Foundation to announce his new plan to undermine recently enacted net neutrality rules by going ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 27, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 26, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.8

An ambitious 12-nation trade accord pushed by President Obama would allow foreign corporations to sue the United States government for actions that undermine their ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 26, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 26, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.7

There is a sad history of us acting as guinea pigs for the novel chemicals that industry develops. For this we have all too often paid with our damaged health. More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 25, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.6

High-speed frequency traders, which use computer algorithms to trade stocks milliseconds faster than competitors with little human intervention, are about to come under ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 25, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 25, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 25, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.3

The GAO and independent scientific reviewers have found that people trained through the Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 25, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 24, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.3

“It is one thing for the U.S. and Israel to spy on each other. It is another thing for Israel to steal U.S. secrets and play them back to U.S. legislators to undermine ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 24, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.0

Just as America is making headway with eliminating antibiotics from meat, it turns out developing countries are moving fast in the other direction — and a new Princeton ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 23, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 23, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 23, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.8

The bill, as worded, lets a private company share with the Department of Homeland Security any information construed as a cybersecurity threat “notwithstanding any other ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 23, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 20, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.9
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NT Rating: 4.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 20, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.5

Not much in life comes for free. Crop pollination courtesy of wild bees is one such rarity. Each year, the service they provide helping plants reproduce is worth billions ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 20, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 20, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 20, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.5

The theory of motivated reasoning builds on a key insight of modern neuroscience (PDF): Reasoning is actually suffused with emotion (or what researchers often call ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 20, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 19, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.5

U.S. President Barack Obama will sign an executive order on Thursday that sets a goal for the U.S. government to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2025, the ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 19, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 19, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.7

Thanks to Apple’s new MacBook and Google’s new Chromebook Pixel, USB-C has arrived. A single flavor of cable for all your charging and ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 19, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 18, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.5

a relative handful accounted for almost half of all complaints, and they were almost never disciplined. More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 18, 2015
Jack reviewed this story - Mar 16, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.9

For Naomi Oreskes, professor of scientific history at Harvard, there’s no more vivid illustration of the bitter war between science and politics than Florida’s ban on ... More »

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