Russell Imrie

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Journalism is history as it is happening. It's a tool of the powerful and a weapon for the powerless.

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Location: Los Gatos, California, United States
Interests: government and government systems, technology
Expertise: online video
Affiliations: member of American Indian Tribe, Univ. of Cal. graduate
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Journalism: 10-20 years
News: 90 minutes a day or more
Internet: 90 minutes a day or more
Politics: Decline to state
Age: 50-64
Gender: Male
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Address: Los Gatos, CA, US
Last Visit: Jul 27, 2011 - 7:10 PM PDT
Last Edit: Jul 27, 2011 - 7:06 PM PDT

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Russell reviewed this story - Jul 27, 2011
Russell's Rating
3.8

An exposé that answers a question many must have had–how had the Oslo murders impacted individual Norwegians? Of all places, the tidy, liberal nation and its dependably calm society had experienced a shock, one that would not go back in the box, and promised a national transformation. Well written and poignant, not disassociated from the event–the bomb was clearly heard by the author and his child. As an American Indian, I never ever have enjoyed an innocence like Norwegians seemed to savor. I might say welcome to the real world, but this article transcends such.

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Russell reviewed this story - Jul 27, 2011
Russell's Rating
4.0

A lot of referenced stats make this, if not dramatic writing, a valuable read that hands the interested reader numbers and less obvious facts that upgrade one's understanding of the issue. It is very focused and is not weakened in its mission to inform by distracting political rhetoric.

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Russell reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Russell's Rating
2.5

This article takes a "party' line - ahem, in that it goes along with a lot of spin that is "balanced" in pointing out western maneuverings yet plays "sensitive" regarding American Domestic Politics. Russia is a big boy and is reminding of us that - which is in a way good. Nowhere here though (and nowhere else) is any mention made of Georgia's serving as a base for the conflict in Chechnya years ago. Payback? Yes, the U.S. is at fault for its hubris and Russia may stumble here. But the point is we are over a barrel of our own making and it is a brilliant tactical move on the part of Russia to exploit this for its own domestic consumption and to assert itself internationally. I think this article misses the point: that Russia is ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Russell reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Russell's Rating
2.3

almost out-and-out propoganda Lebanon, a so-called democratic state isa throwback (1948?) to a colonialist-imposed fractious disorganization imposed by France/England/Syria/Ottoman Empire and later US, Russia, Israel et. al with a huge influx of mainly Shiite displaced people (Palestinian and others) who by LAW only have a right to a 20% representation in gov't - the "threat" in all this is not to a so-called democracy but to Eurpean and US/Israeli narative interests threatened by demographics - as usual Lebanon is a puppet stage and thus this article, in my opinion, is biased. the article is, indeed informative. But not in the way intended:) Peace. Sko:nen Ko:wa, Imshallah

"Such a result, tipping Lebanon back into full-scale conflict, would suit no one. " More »

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NT Rating: 3.4 | See All NT Reviews »
Russell posted and reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Russell's Rating
4.3

With revealing sourcing to high-level politicos and diplomats, the item clarifies the muddled machinations of the Bush administration and its operatives to push for the invasion of Iraq by forcing U.N. members to back a "cover" justification/resolution for the attack. A must-read.

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Russell posted and reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Russell's Rating
3.8

Light on stats but focused with a distinct, divergent point of view.

“The government agency that regulates Fannie and Freddie agreed (probably under political duress) to let them buy more home loans with less capital.” More »

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Russell posted and reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Russell's Rating
4.4

A very human story which humanizes an individual Iraqi. It gives a clear perspective on what our invasion of Iraq/Bagdhad has wrought. Mesmerizing.

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Russell reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Russell's Rating
3.7

I think that this caters a bit to hysteria, but it IS a newspaper article, not a statistical analysis by say, "The Washington Wheat Grower's Cooperative" or somesuch - BTW I made that up:) The broad outline style numbers contained are good, though, in illustration. Hints at causes (ethanol production, Chinese purchases) do appeal to a red-meat reader. An article with very broad-based appeal for an average readership.

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Russell posted and reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Russell's Rating
4.8
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Russell reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Russell's Rating
4.8

Other than all the links pointing to OTHER Wash. Post articles this is SUCH a great article about bald-faced unlawful meddling and denial of science by the idealogues who make up the policy-level (in Exec and Judic) branches of this presidency. Damning and shameful. Instances and quotes are good, and no raving make this a very credible item for all citizens. Good job.

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NT Rating: 4.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Russell reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Russell's Rating
4.0

In that the comments are right there following the article, and represent a diverse set of viewpoints, this is good WEB journalism. Plus it's about FOOD and appeals to the American sentimental mythologies of small farms, cute cows, bare-knuckled business sense and, even seems to expose a genuine problem.

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NT Rating: 4.1 | See All NT Reviews »
Russell reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Russell's Rating
2.2

This is a VERY focused item - many sources, etc. A wider picture of how this issue is part of a larger SYSTEM of a developing popular concensus would be helpful. Sure, this behavior by American power and.or government is scary but what does it mean? We need to know.

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Russell reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Russell's Rating
4.5

I am repulsed by the administration's undemocratic behavior - an utter failure in leadership - this article is clear in illustrating a case of it, clear and short, good job

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NT Rating: 4.4 | See All NT Reviews »
Russell posted and reviewed this story - Mar 23, 2008
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