Tommi Avicolli Mecca's Blog – November 2015 Archive (3)

$13 billion for a frigging warship?!

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

A country that can spend $13 billion on one single warship while millions go hungry every day and countless others are homeless and living on the streets is a country that has absolutely no moral compass. Especially since that same country keeps cutting benefits for those who are down on their luck.

The warship, which will debut in 2016, is called the USS Gerald Ford, named for the president who pardoned Richard Nixon AKA Tricky Dick after he was…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on November 29, 2015 at 9:00pm — 17 Comments

Three reasons to hate Thanksgiving

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

There’s no denying that the popular story of the first Thanksgiving is a cultural myth, promoted by school textbooks that are anything but history. Propaganda’s a more fitting description. Just ask the Texas State Board of Education. 

Many historians argue, as Richard Greener related in the Huffington Post, that the first…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on November 21, 2015 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Paris: the endless cycle of violence

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

The news from Paris is a horror: at least 128 people mowed down by bullets and bomb blasts at four sites targeted by madmen intent on wreaking havoc on the City of Lights. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for it. The “justification?” France’s intervention in Syria. The old Biblical eye for an eye. 

In a world where violence of this sort is an all too familiar occurrence, this massacre strikes a global nerve. Like 9/11. It’s not like…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on November 14, 2015 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

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