Super-Polluters

From The New Orleans Times-Picayune / NOLA.com.  interesting bit is that the work comes from a religious group, the United Church of Christ Breath to the People project.

Louisiana, in spite of historically producing something around half of of the oil and gas in the US (if you include federalized offshore wells), and in spite of being a major hub of the petrochemical industry, Louisiana, particularly south Louisiana continues to be polluted and impoverished.  I tell people Louisiana isn’t a state, it’s a colony.

Report: These 4 south Louisiana chemical plants are top-10 ‘super polluters’ in the U.S.

From cargo.com

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BBC News – Coronavirus: Should Americans be worried?

From the BBC:

BBC News – Coronavirus: Should Americans be worried?

The president’s political rivals have also renewed criticisms over his 2018 decision to dismantle the National Security Council global health unit. The CDC’s global health division also saw drastic cuts that year.

What are the main concerns?

High medical costs make the virus particularly problematic – many Americans avoid doctor’s visits because of unaffordable charges.

Last month, a Florida man with symptoms had a coronavirus test and was handed a $3,270 bill from his insurance company.

Taking sick leave is another concern. Not all employers offer paid leave and workplace culture often pushes employees to go to work ill.

 

 

 

Facebook’s political ad problem, explained by an expert

I try to keep up with on-line privacy issues, but I learned a lot from this article. For instance, I did not realize that companies can (literally) individually target ads.  Toyota can (literally) tell Facebook to send Steven Guccione Toyota truck ads.  I always assumed this was based on some profile and, hence, anonymous.  Anyway, a good, non-technical read from a former Facebook security lead, now a critic.

Facebook’s political ad problem, explained by an expert