Tommi Avicolli Mecca's Blog – April 2014 Archive (3)

Earth Day is a joke

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Yep, a joke.

The environment is past the point of being saved by our country’s puny recycling and “green” efforts.  

There are huge trash heaps in every ocean and over 200 dead spots where even the fish won’t go. Corals reefs are dying. Tons of dead sea life is being washed up on shores throughout the world. Albatross are dropping out of the sky on islands in the Pacific. Species are going…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on April 22, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

I stand with Chelsea Manning

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Last year, I was part of a group that organized several protests when San Francisco Pride’s board of directors rescinded Chelsea Manning’s election as a grand marshal for the annual June parade. 

Manning is, of course, the transgender ex-Army soldier who leaked thousands of pages of classified documents about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to WikiLeaks that, among other things, show an an American airstrike on…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on April 15, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The fish with the opposable thumb

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

We are mutated fish.

Despite how different we look, we are not that much different from the creatures who swim in the oceans and rivers. We have the same organs. We share half of the same DNA. And the bones of our arms evolved from fish fins.

If you don’t believe me, check out a wonderful PBS series called “Your Inner Fish” that’s based on a book of the same name by Neil Shubin, a paleontologist and…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on April 14, 2014 at 8:12am — No Comments

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