All Further Articles for 2013-02-14

Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Trayvon Martin Case: It's About All Our Kids
Proclaiming their kids "have the right to walk in peace," Trayvon Martin's family hosted a Peace March between what would have been Trayvon's 18th birthday and next week's one-year anniversary of his shooting death. Meanwhile, a judge refused to delay a "Stand Your Ground" hearing for George Zimmerman, who has gone through over $300,000 in legal funds, $125,000 in living expenses, and evidently alot of Cheetos - he's gained 105 pounds - and may declare himself indigent, which means me, you and Trayvon's family would pay for his defense.
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The Guys at the Console: A New Medal for Sitting Around Killing Someone Thousands of Miles Away
The Pentagon has created a new Distinguished Warfare Medal to be awarded to drone "pilots" who push a button in some building somewhere to kill a (often innocent) target many miles away, thus honoring what Leon Panetta called "the extraordinary actions that make a true difference in combat operations." In an Orwellian twist, the medal outranks the Bronze Star, which is given for heroic acts performed under fire by those who are, like, you know, actually there.
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