Tommi Avicolli Mecca's Blog – August 2015 Archive (4)

Homeland security: the new morals squad?

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

“What the hell?!” I screamed at the computer screen as I read about Homeland Security agents carrying out boxes of files during last week’s raid on a New York-based queer website escort service called Rentboy.com. 

That raid netted $1.4 million in seized assets. Seven employees were arrested and are being charged under the Travel Act, a federal law that prohibits promoting prostitution. They could face up to five to ten years in jail.

Why…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on August 28, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Toxic babies

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

How many people know that children are being born with toxins already in their bodies, some of which are known to cause cancer and other problems? It’s scary, but certainly not surprising given the messed up environment in which we all live these days. 

Tests that have been done on the umbilical cord blood of newborns show tons of chemicals already in their bodies, among them flame retardants, perfluorinated compounds which are found in the…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on August 26, 2015 at 8:17am — 2 Comments

SF needs to stop violating human rights

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

The federal government has sent a strong message to the city of San Francisco to stop criminalizing homelessness. The UN sent a similar message, but it went totally unheeded.

The messages aren’t directed at San Francisco only. They’re aimed at every city and state in this country where there are anti-homeless laws, for instance, prohibitions against sitting or lying on sidewalks or sleeping in public spaces such as parks.

The UN statement…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on August 17, 2015 at 7:52am — 2 Comments

How much does it cost to buy a president?

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

That’s the question Americans should be asking. Not how much Hillary pays for haircuts. If they’re not asking it, then they should be listening to someone who used to occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when he explains it to them.  

Former President Jimmy…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on August 4, 2015 at 6:24am — 3 Comments

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