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Ellie Kesselman

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Risk analysis for finance, healthcare and security

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Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Occupation: Statistician
Publications: NewsVine
Expertise: Data quality, risk management, public health, regulatory compliance, financial fraud detection
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Address: Phoenix, AZ, US
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Last Edit: Jul 27, 2014 - 10:26 PM PDT

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Ellie posted and reviewed and starred this story - Oct 31, 2014
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4.0
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Ellie posted and reviewed and starred this story - Oct 31, 2014
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4.0
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Ellie posted and reviewed and starred this story - Oct 31, 2014
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Oct 18, 2014
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4.0

Quarantine isn't imprisonment nor is it a manifestation of racism.

In normal circumstances, privacy deserves absolute respect. But these are not normal circumstances. More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Oct 18, 2014
Ellie posted and reviewed and starred this story - Oct 17, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.7

This is very important reporting coverage, as it clearly demonstrates the government of Liberia's superior grasp of the situation, in comparison to demagogues in the USA e.g. Jesse Jackson.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told Canadian public broadcaster CBC on Thursday that she would consult with lawyers to decide what to do ... More »

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Ellie reviewed this story - Oct 16, 2014
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3.6

Panetta said that we’re looking at "kind of a 30-year war". What?! Why? I do NOT like The Intercept nor GG, but I trust his well-sourced quotes. I think there is mostly truth here. Even if it were sensationalized due to an underlying agenda, it needs to be taken seriously, regardless of one's personal biases e.g. my antipathy toward GG and his billionaire patron Omidyar.

Then we have Hillary Clinton (whom Panetta gushed would make a “great” president). At an event in Ottawa yesterday, she proclaimed that the fight against these ... More »

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Ellie reviewed this story - Oct 15, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.6

Uses Amazon.com and Wikipedia for majority of source citations.

The current malaise is not all attributable to the Obama administration to be sure. Although his election rhetoric indicated otherwise, as with many presidents who take ... More »

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Ellie reviewed this story - Oct 15, 2014
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2.7

This is political agenda-driven journalism.

“How many more people will get infected with Ebola this year in the U.S.?” he went on. “I would guess you could count among the fingers of two hands, ... More »

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Ellie reviewed this story - Oct 15, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

Save us from public/ private partnerships, social welfare bond issuance and New Market Tax Credits.

From 2000 to 2009, he spent $2 billion and disrupted 8 percent of the nation’s public high schools before acknowledging that his experiment was a flop. There was very ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed and starred this story - Oct 15, 2014
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Sep 21, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

This is excellent reporting about a controversial and important subject: Vaccine refusal by wealthy, well-educated liberals in the most cosmopolitan urban enclaves in the country.

When immunization rates get too low, herd immunity is weakened. This isn't a myth propagated by Big Pharma or Monsanto for self-serving purposes. It is epidemiology, known for 100 years and found effective over and over, for every race, in every nation. This is a highly sensitive issue, which further compounds the danger. Private school administrators know the danger but are hesitant to speak out. Those that do express unease, as well as powerlessness to effect change.

A century ago, much of the resistance was coming from the working class, who were most targeted for compulsory vaccination: in steerage compartments on steamships rather ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Sep 20, 2014
Ellie reviewed this story - Sep 19, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

There is food insecurity in Philadelphia, even on the Main Line, yet the Jewish population themselves don't believe it exists at all. Divorce, medical bills and unemployment affect Jews just like so many others in post-recession America.

Often unseen and rarely discussed, Jewish poverty in the Philadelphia area hobbles lives in the same way it does among other ethnic and cultural groups. In fact, Jews may ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Sep 19, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

This is a good report about an important topic with too little coverage. The $3.9 billion Tappan Zee bridge replacement is one of the largest public infrastructure projects in the USA.

Under the union's plan, costs would be $7.3 million higher, which is disputed by Tappan Zee Construction (TZC). The more significant concern (to me) is the contract. In 2012, the New York State Thruway Authority awarded a $3.1 billion contract to TZC to design and rebuild the bridge by 2018. If TZC finishes on time and under budget, they keep any remaining money as profit. If the project runs late or over budget, TZC pays the difference. This is what I think of as neoliberal ... More »

On May 5, arbitrator J.J. Pierson ruled in favor of the dockbuilders, noting the prevailing practice in local industry is to assign that type of work to dockbuilders. On ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Sep 15, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.5

This is a relevant new media topic written by an insider. Unfortunately, it was marred by terrible editing. Most of the author's inline links were displayed as the same garbled string, %3Cblockquote%20class%3D As a result, this already short post was less than it could have been.

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Sep 15, 2014
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Sep 15, 2014
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Aug 21, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

This op-ed by a credible source provides a logical and unbiased explanation for recent news reports about Ebola in Liberia.

I am suspicious of NGOs attributing catastrophic incidents and chronic dysfunction in central Africa to ignorance. Poverty and fear of exploitation are worse and more intractable problems.

I know how skeptical Liberians feel toward the government and international aid, given prior bad experiences. The majority of citizens do not trust the government, ... More »

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Ellie reviewed this story - Aug 21, 2014
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3.9
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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Aug 21, 2014
Ellie posted this story - Aug 21, 2014
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Aug 19, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.8

The singleminded emphasis on profits and shareholder value—which took hold in the corporate world during the 1980s—has actually hurt corporations in a number of ways, ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Aug 19, 2014
Ellie commented on this review – Aug. 5, 2014
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Alexander is believed to be the first ex-director of the NSA to file patents on technology that’s directly related to the job he had in ... More »

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That’s what caught my attention too.

Ellie reviewed this story - Aug 5, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0
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Ellie reviewed this story - Aug 5, 2014
Ellie's Rating
2.8

Digging further into the second question, interestingly and perhaps not surprisingly, the young favor not continue the funding, while the older American demographic (65+) ... More »

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Ellie reviewed this story - Aug 5, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

Dave Eggers was not an alarmist: "Secrets are lies, sharing is caring, and privacy is theft."

Sitting behind the outrage was a particularly modern form of disquiet – the knowledge that we are being manipulated, surveyed, rendered and that the intelligence behind ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jul 28, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

The sources for this article are remarkably diverse and deep. Documents and news coverage ranges from Libertarian website Reason, to the Wall Street Journal, the Heritage Foundation, Mother Jones, Politico, New York Times and The Economist. There is no liberal or other bias in the data, nor the reporting.

Inclusion of the link to the U.S. Trust Insights on Wealth and Worth survey of 680 Americans holding at least $3 million in investable assets alone makes this article worthwhile reading. It unearths a troubling trend — the birth of a new American aristocracy. Professor Saez responds to the author's direct inquiry, "It’s possible that the U.S. Trust survey is already picking up this trend. Certainly, absent any significant increase in estate and gift taxation, this trend will ... More »

The latest batch of millennial candidates are almost universally children of wealth and privilege. Most embrace some token aspects of social liberalism while hurrying to ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jul 28, 2014
Ellie reviewed this story - Jul 28, 2014
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3.8
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Ellie reviewed this story - Jul 27, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.7

No other news media online has reported on this. Others have cited it, though. Why might this be?

Police in Berlin have banned protestors from using another popular slogan: “Jude, Jude, feiges Schwein, komm heraus und kämpf allein!”

The French prime minister, Manuel Valls, condemned the attacks there as “intolerable”. “To attack a synagogue and a kosher grocery store is quite simply anti-Semitism ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jul 27, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

Hamas’ cruelty to its own people is rarely noted. Recruits for martyrdom in the holy war against Israel are urged to gather on rooftops, instructed by their leaders to ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jul 27, 2014
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jun 19, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.8

I liked this, 'Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke out forcefully against sending U.S. service members into the middle of sectarian strife. "This is an Iraqi civil war, and it is time for Iraqis to resolve it themselves," the Nevada Democrat said on the Senate floor. "It is not worth the blood of American service members. It is not worth the monetary cost to the American taxpayer."' I am tired of everyone criticizing us for getting involved. Who are our friends, ... More »

While the White House statement emphasized Obama would continue to consult with Congress, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said the President ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jun 19, 2014
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3.7
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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Jun 19, 2014
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