Sunday, August 7, 2022

Mary Catherine O'Connor

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An independent journalist based in San Francisco, Mary Catherine O’Connor writes about issues related to energy, technology and outdoor adventure for a range of publications, including Outside and SmartPlanet.com.

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Three tons of fascism with a bull bar

Fuming at the rest of us, Democracy, and the Earth.

Nancy Pelosi Could Get Us All Killed

“A single spark could ignite this combustible situation into a crisis that escalates to military conflict. Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan could provide it.”

EPA finds 23 commercial sterilizer facilities across the country above agency’s cancer-risk rate

Ethylene oxide is known to cause cancer when people within close proximity to sterilizer facilities breathe the gas in over the course of many years.

‘Alarming’: nearly 1/3 in US worry about violence, intimidation at polls

"The fear people are experiencing—especially Black people, Hispanic people, and young people—is a form of voter suppression that needs to be addressed before the election," said one expert.

This American for-profit healthcare system would just as soon kill you as look at...

To this system, it doesn't matter whether a person lives or dies as long as it gets paid. That's why our healthcare costs are so high, even though our life expectancy is so low.