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Published: Monday, January 16, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Made to be broken

Made to be broken

Facebook requires that its users be at least 13 years old, but children younger than that are creating their own pages, with help from parents anxious for them to "embrace technology."

These kids are learning two lessons: That Facebook is a powerful social networking tool, and that you don't have to abide by rules you think are dumb.

Boys will be boys: Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says the U.S. Marines who purportedly urinated on the corpses of dead Taliban fighters are just "kids" who "made stupid mistakes."

Perry said the Marines should not be criminally prosecuted, but reprimanded -- which presumably means they won't be allowed to attend the upcoming Bagram Airfield sock hop.

Don't know much about history: On this day in 1920, the dark shroud known as Prohibition descended upon the nation as the 18th Amendment to the Constitution took effect.

And thus one of the worst ideas in history became the law of the land, and America couldn't even try to excuse it as "that was the likker talkin'."

-- Mark Carlson, Herald staff

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