Morning Reads – Thursday, February 18, 2016

On this date in 1953, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz signed a contract worth $8,000,000 to continue the “I Love Lucy” series for another two years.

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

Liberty Drum

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Noway2016
Noway2016

Encryption fight! What say you? Don’t let the camel get its nose under the tent. Stick to your guns Apple!

Benevolus
Benevolus

I don’t understand this encryption issue. Are we arguing that the government should not be able to access criminals phones? Or is it just them trying to make Apple help them that is the problem? In that case it’s not really a privacy issue. If there is a back door into an iphone, it already exists. So any concern about privacy on that front is kind of moot, isn’t it? I don’t think Apple could create a back door after the fact could they? If they could I would think the NSA could too. I guess I’m just not sure… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

You’re correct, B. Cops get search warrants for cars, homes, etc. Valid point. But in the post-Snowden world and his revelation of the Gov’t’s massive illegal, anti-4th Amendment eavesdropping on American citizens without proper warrants, cops driving around with Stingray’s searching cell phones on their drive-bys, Americans are in a ‘we’re not gonna take it anymore’ mood. Technology/encryption is out there and is genuinely unbreakable and makes your communications private. Nowadays people like that concept. I think it will be an epic battle.

Davo65
Davo65

Something to also consider is the shear amount of info on any given individuals iPhone. What’s to stop over-zealous prosecutors from going after any and all contacts a person would have? The time is rapidly approaching where these devices will literally hold all of a persons info. Is that something you just want to hand over to the feds?

Benevolus
Benevolus

Well that’s a good point. But when they get a warrant to search your car or home I think usually anything they find is fair game, so what’s the difference? But maybe they could issue warrants for specific types of information and anything else they come across they can’t use? Not much reassurance I know, but I can’t see blocking them from accessing these devices completely. Does that make me a Neocon? The slippery slope goes both ways- if we can block them from accessing this type of info, how do we distinguish this from info they might find on… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Again, fair historical point. But encryption now exists that deletes info after any number of seconds you select. So, even if terrorists are plotting, that can do so nowadays knowing their messages to one another are genuinely gone after their conversation. You can thank Snowden’s revelations for the marketplace developing this. So, even if a warrant is given to a law enforcement source, there is no data to be found.

chefdavid
chefdavid

Petitioners deliver 12,000 medical marijuana signatures to governor’s office in support of HB 722
http://www.macon.com/news/politics-government/article60706011.html

Bart
Bart

Another nice baby step toward what should be a quick, easy decision. Time for Deal to step up.

Calypso
Calypso

Dang, if I’d seen that petition there would be 12,001.

Bart
Bart

Let’s get ready to rumble!!!!!!!

Donald J Trump in the red corner vs Pope Francis in the blue. Let the tweets begin!

Pope says Trump not a Christian, Trump respectfully disagrees.

John Vestal
John Vestal

Someone should remind His Holiness that whether or not someone is a “real Christian” is not his call.

It’s Erick Erickson’s.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Trump’s reply involved something he heard from two Corinthians, he isn’t entirely sure but he thinks they were Paûlos and Titus.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Or Ricardo Montalban.

Calypso
Calypso

That is, in fact, a type of leather. I was doing some research on leather types for a contemplated furniture purchase and was surprised to learn that Corinthian leather is a thing. If that Chrysler Cordoba is still running is an enirely different question.

Teri
Teri

Google Fresh ins’t in Atlanta – yet – but boy howdy, I love Instacart. I view it the same way I looked at (dating myself) Kozmo.com back in the frenzied late 1990s: I don’t know how on earth they make any money, but I don’t really care so long as I can continue to order stuff I (mostly) need, from wherever I happen to be, and that stuff will then appear on my porch. It’s like, “Accio Groceries!”

Ellynn
Ellynn

Things l saw on during my day at the capitol.

* Senators playing solitaire on the floor of the chamber. From my seat up top I could tell you one guy is really bad at the game.
* Sen McKoon working the line. No swearing was heard on my part.
* who ever do the floor lay out of the offices of the Coverdale building is an evil evil designer.
* Do not see any of you the whole 5 hours I was there.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Who did you piss off to have to spend a day at the capitol?

Ellynn
Ellynn

I went willingly. I go once a year to advocate for my profession and to touch base with my elected officials. I also hike over to the Floyd Towers and check in with the departments that effect my work or I have out standing issues.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

Not to pull a Bill Frist but as far as Kane West goes, I think he has a textbook case of autism.