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Trayvon Martin Might Have a WHAT Named in His Honor?
EURWEB ^ | September 9, 2013

Posted on 09/09/2013 3:39:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

*A trustee for the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona wants to honor the memory of Trayvon Martin by naming an asteroid after him.

William Lowell Putnam III told the Arizona Daily Sun he wants to place Martin’s name on one of the hundreds of asteroids discovered by the Lowell observatory in 2000.

This is what the proposed citation for 2000 TM61 reads: “Named in memory of Trayvon Martin (1995-2012), a student at Dr. Michael M. Krop High School in Miami, Florida. Unarmed, he was fatally shot in Sanford, Florida, during an altercation with the neighborhood watch coordinator.”

Putman had pushed for the asteroid name last year, but the Minor Planet Center turned down the “premature” submission. Now that the trial has ended and George Zimmerman was acquitted, he is trying again.

Putnam said he wanted to find some way to honor Martin’s legacy.

“As I see it, the social fairness showed to Trayvon Martin was very sadly lacking,” he said. “Inasmuch as I am the sole trustee of an institution which has some naming privileges, I want to do my share to see that this lad is remembered in an appropriate manner.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: astronomy; space; trayvon; zimmerman

William Lowell Putnam III

1 posted on 09/09/2013 3:39:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Trayvon Martin Might Have a WHAT Named in His Honor?

A Big Gulp of Purple Drank.

2 posted on 09/09/2013 3:41:20 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about naming a black hole in his honor.


3 posted on 09/09/2013 3:42:39 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (The ONLY people afraid of Barack Obama are Regressional Republicant's)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

An asteroid wearing a hoodie?


4 posted on 09/09/2013 3:42:57 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Captainpaintball

Or a hemorrhoid.


5 posted on 09/09/2013 3:44:39 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

You stole my reply from yesterday - but it’s still appropriate.


6 posted on 09/09/2013 3:45:53 PM PDT by Humvee (Beliefs are more powerful than facts - Paulus Atreides)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well they are destructive when they land on earth. Seems appropriate to me.


7 posted on 09/09/2013 3:46:00 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More like ASSteroid...


8 posted on 09/09/2013 3:48:19 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
William Lowell Putnam III

Just don't get him started about Pluto ...

9 posted on 09/09/2013 3:48:30 PM PDT by x
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To: Captainpaintball
Black Holes are racist!
10 posted on 09/09/2013 3:49:23 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What legacy? A history of crime and attempted murder?


11 posted on 09/09/2013 3:50:49 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Captainpaintball
And Again!
12 posted on 09/09/2013 3:51:22 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

William PutZnam.

An old white liberal who thinks genuflecting to black thugs will give him some sort of “cred” when the SHTF (a.k.a. “kill me last”).


13 posted on 09/09/2013 3:52:04 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about a self defense weapon named the Trayvon-X.


14 posted on 09/09/2013 3:52:28 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another bleeding heart MORON on parade.


15 posted on 09/09/2013 3:53:07 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: workerbee

Out there in the boondocks with his telescope and stash of food, he’ll be picked off like a rabbit at Philmont.


16 posted on 09/09/2013 3:54:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A crack den?


17 posted on 09/09/2013 3:57:28 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: humblegunner

Oh, I thought they were changing the name of those
things to Trayvonoids. Nasty, irritating buggers!


18 posted on 09/09/2013 3:57:53 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It doesn’t get any more racist than this, does it? Take something that looks like a bowel movement floating in space, and name it after Trayvon Martin? WTF?


19 posted on 09/09/2013 4:00:02 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did he say asteroid or assh-le?

This nation is suffering from a terrible illness. I think it’s called rectitis.

The Smithsonian wants the thug’s hoodie.


20 posted on 09/09/2013 4:01:46 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: humblegunner

Just don’t hesitate when it comes time to “nuke” it to keep it from destroying the Earth...


21 posted on 09/09/2013 4:02:20 PM PDT by Plain Old American (Remember who said what; Remind those who don't Remember; Vote and take a friend to the polls)
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To: Dallas59

Did you know that in the early 70’s Soviet scientists were not allowed to attend conferences on Black Holes because the way it was translated into Russian?

Evidently it touched a nerve.


22 posted on 09/09/2013 4:02:49 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Jeremiah Jr

Where is that video of asteroids hitting earth... the one that was set to the Benny Hill theme song?


23 posted on 09/09/2013 4:04:11 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

oh uh huh good one


24 posted on 09/09/2013 4:04:59 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: workerbee

Isn’t this one of those vanity names though? No real astronomer is going to use that name - the organization just takes your money and sends you a fake scroll.


25 posted on 09/09/2013 4:09:08 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“As I see it, the social fairness showed to Trayvon Martin was very sadly lacking,” he said. “Inasmuch as I am the sole trustee of an institution which has some naming privileges, I want to do my share to see that this lad is remembered in an appropriate manner.”

This is beyond pathetic - it's depraved.

That "lad" would have beat your cracker skull to mush in ten seconds flat, you liberal idiot.

And he would have been laughing, too. He would have been saying, "You want to see stars, white astronomer? Here's some stars to look at" - wham! wham! wham!

26 posted on 09/09/2013 4:11:39 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does the Trayvon asteroid beat the hell out of other asteroids?


27 posted on 09/09/2013 4:11:42 PM PDT by KAESNO2
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To: humblegunner

They oughta rename “Purple Drank” as “Martin Punch”.


28 posted on 09/09/2013 4:14:26 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Asteroid Trayvon: Little substance, all flash, long tail.


29 posted on 09/09/2013 4:15:42 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Are Marines required to salute Al Qaeda yet?)
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To: Captainpaintball

They’re going to name one of those for his mama.....


30 posted on 09/09/2013 4:16:12 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: clintonh8r

They already named the planet Uranus after him.


31 posted on 09/09/2013 4:19:52 PM PDT by repentant_pundit (Sammy's your uncle, but he behaves like a spoiled rotten kid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That honor should be reserved until we identify an asteroid on a definite collision course. Then, in honor of the stand your earth doctrine, we should name it Trayvon I, even though it won’t be able to say “You got me” when we take it out.


32 posted on 09/09/2013 4:25:18 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trayvon Martin High School.

Trayvon Martin Boulevard.

Trayvon Martin Bill to Ban Possession of Handguns.

Trayvon Martin alerts on your telephone.

Get ready for it. Saint Skittles will be everywhere.


33 posted on 09/09/2013 4:33:42 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: AlexW
Another bleeding heart MORON on parade.

This is the sort of feces-factory that, when being beaten to death by a angry mob of feral urban youths, will be crying out "Bush's fault" on every blow and kick.

34 posted on 09/09/2013 4:35:47 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

William Lowell Putnam III is proposing just a mere little old asteroid be named after Trayvon?

Why heck, ever so often this guy comes on the radio with an offer that I can have a STAR named after me. This is usually around Christmas and is interspersed with radio ads for the CLAPPER (Clap on, clap off) and Chia pets.

All I gotta do is send this radio guy money and he will name a star after me and put it in a book to be filed with the Liberry of Congers. And that very book will be kept in a sealed vault on Funk and Wagnall’s porch for all time.

Not only that, but he’ll send me a heavenly map showing where my star is located. I’m not sure whether a deed for the star accompanies all this, but shirley (don’t call me Shirley!!) it would be included. Maybe even a star surface survey. Wow!

If I were Trayvon, wherever he might be, I’d be insulted. Why settle for an asteroid when he could have a STAR named after him?


35 posted on 09/09/2013 4:39:30 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We could have a contest of the best of what Trayvon Martin could be named ... start off by changing the name of Skittles to Tray-kittles.


36 posted on 09/09/2013 4:44:03 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Lowell family are an odd assortment. The descent from their ancestor includes:

McGeorge Bundy (former National Security Advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson)
Dick Cheney
Herman Melville
Tuesday Weld (actress)
Tennessee Williams (gay as a snake playwright)
T.S. Eliot (poet)
Elliot Richardson (US Attorney General, Nixon & Ford)


37 posted on 09/09/2013 4:57:06 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just when I was trying to establish that maybe vain powers that be are imagination. No, they are all crazies.


38 posted on 09/09/2013 5:04:35 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: Impala64ssa

I’m sure he saw stars when high on LSD


39 posted on 09/09/2013 5:05:30 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: Ole Okie

A sewage treatment plant gets my vote.


40 posted on 09/09/2013 5:06:20 PM PDT by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: Captainpaintball

He already has a grave marker .... :o)


41 posted on 09/09/2013 5:06:58 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When we need to practice shooting asteroids before they start hammering us, I have a suggestion for a target.

42 posted on 09/09/2013 5:13:14 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s all “buy” a star and name them George Zimmerman.


43 posted on 09/09/2013 6:17:33 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey William, we have an old two holer at the farm that needs a name, but I’d rather call it a $@!+ hole than trayvon.


44 posted on 09/09/2013 6:21:09 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Only if they name someone bashing somone’s head into concrete after saint trayvon would it be appropriate. The lowell family are sick, self-loathing morons.


45 posted on 09/09/2013 7:37:55 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Lazamataz
Trayvon Martin Boulevard
This could be a valuable public service. If you find yourself in an unfamiliar area on this road, you'll know to GET THE BLEEP OUT OF THERE!!!
46 posted on 09/09/2013 10:33:06 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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