W. MacKenzie

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Occupation: self employed
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Education: College graduate
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Last Edit: Apr 28, 2009 - 3:17 PM PDT

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W. reviewed this story - Dec 28, 2009
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4.8
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W. posted and reviewed this story - Sep 19, 2009
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5.0

This is a great story with some good history regarding the partnership between the solar industry and the oil industry. The irony here is amazing.

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W. posted and reviewed this story - Sep 19, 2009
W. posted and reviewed this story - Sep 19, 2009
W.'s Rating
4.5

A short summary of a study that examined the $72 billion dollars in tax subsidies given to the oil industry for outdated purposes, and the meager amount given to developing renewables. Worth reading, and gives a nice chart to illustrate the problem.

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W. posted and reviewed this story - Sep 19, 2009
W. posted and reviewed this story - Sep 18, 2009
W.'s Rating
4.5

This aritcle is a good summary of a rare but serious issue of civil contempt imprisonment. When an American citizen serves 14 years due to civil contempt, without ever having been charged with a crime, perhaps we need to revisit the process.

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NT Rating: 4.4 | See All NT Reviews »
W. posted and reviewed this story - Sep 18, 2009
W. posted and reviewed this story - Sep 16, 2009
W.'s Rating
4.7

Good points that are finally being made about the racist tinge to many of the anti-Obama, anti-health care protests. It's about time.

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W. posted and reviewed this story - Sep 16, 2009
W. posted and reviewed this story - Jul 27, 2009
W.'s Rating
5.0

This is part two of an incredibly in-depth article about Pakistan. It's scary to think about, but Pakistan could very well fail, leaving us with the first ever failed state with nuclear capabilities.

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W. posted and reviewed this story - Jul 27, 2009
W. reviewed this story - Jul 27, 2009
W.'s Rating
5.0

Excellent article about Pakistan and the fact that it may become a nuclear-armed failed state. This is part one; part two is just as good.

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W. posted and reviewed this story - Jul 26, 2009
W.'s Rating
4.6

A good report on the Chinese creation of mice from stem cells and what it means, if anything, for the uses of stem cells in humans.

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W. posted and reviewed this story - Jul 26, 2009
W. reviewed this story - Jul 17, 2009
W.'s Rating
5.0

This is just brilliant. As a liberal, I hope no one in the Republican Party reads this. I'd like to see them remain irrelevant for quite awhile. They've done enough damage to my country for years to come.

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W. posted and reviewed this story - Jul 17, 2009
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5.0

This is a fun and interesting story about how the Harry Potter books have captivated academics as well as kids. Even universities are teaching literature courses about the Harry Potter books and the symbolism involved in them. This is a fun read.

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W. posted and reviewed this story - Jul 17, 2009
W. posted and reviewed this story - Jun 29, 2009
W.'s Rating
5.0

This is a fascinating article about efforts to require greater transparency in contracts between countries and governments for mineral extraction rights. The effort will go a long way toward reducing corruption in governments and making sure that citizens of a country benefit from the resources taken out. A really good article.

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W. posted and reviewed this story - Jun 29, 2009
W. posted and reviewed this story - Jun 23, 2009
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5.0
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W. posted and reviewed this story - Jun 23, 2009
W. posted and reviewed this story - Jun 23, 2009
W.'s Rating
4.8
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W. posted and reviewed this story - Jun 23, 2009
W. posted and reviewed this story - Jun 17, 2009
W.'s Rating
4.7

This is an excellent article explaining the history of oil leases and how the rules were changed to benefit a few companies. Really good information on what the potential of new drilling really is, written by scientists who worked for the federal government on oil leases.

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W. posted and reviewed this story - Jun 17, 2009
W. reviewed this story - Jun 15, 2009
W.'s Rating
5.0

This is a very well written article describing something that should be intuitive. The description of the criticisms of the researcher help to balance the article, and there are plenty of facts to help give insights.

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W. reviewed this story - Jun 15, 2009
W.'s Rating
4.1
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W. reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2009
W.'s Rating
5.0

This is a must read...

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W. reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2009
W.'s Rating
5.0
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NT Rating: 4.3 | See All NT Reviews »
W. reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2009
W.'s Rating
5.0
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NT Rating: 4.3 | See All NT Reviews »
W. posted and reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2009
W.'s Rating
4.3

This article questions the old adage of a good cry. I'm not sure it gives definitive answers, but there's much to think about.

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W. posted and reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2009
W. posted and reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2009
W.'s Rating
4.1

This concise article covers an interesting fall out from the financial crisis: with large firms going under, what happens to the lawyers? This article points out the many reasons why the legal professions is undergoing massive change.

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W. posted and reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2009
W. posted and reviewed this story - Jun 5, 2009
W.'s Rating
4.5

Who knew there was this much stuff in space? This is an informative article about how much stuff we've sent out there, and how a lack of coordination among the various companies and governments sending things into space is putting these projects at risk.

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NT Rating: 4.4 | See All NT Reviews »
W. posted and reviewed this story - Jun 5, 2009
W. posted and reviewed this story - Jun 3, 2009
W.'s Rating
5.0

A well written but short piece on studies done on gay students. It points out the shortcomings of available research, but gives a great deal of information in a short article

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W. posted and reviewed this story - Jun 3, 2009
W. posted and reviewed this story - Jun 1, 2009
W.'s Rating
5.0
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W. posted and reviewed this story - Jun 1, 2009
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3 out of 5 rating - click to see review from Fabrice Florin | 12/29/2009
1 out of 5 rating - click to see review from Derek Hawkins | 12/28/2009


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