Morning Reads — February 22nd

Happy Monday, everyone! This morning’s Morning Reads is dedicated to the people who still have their car parked at Johnny’s Hideaway.

Music I listened to the most this weekend: Macklemore – Downtown, Kygo – Firestone, and Miriam Byrant – Finders Keepers

Jawja

Murica

Important

Go get ’em, tiger.

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John Konop
John Konop

Will this not kill Cruz in a general election?

…….Cruz defends evangelist who said God sent Hitler to hunt Jews…..

…………In numerous sermons over the years, Bickle has predicted a new era of Holocaust-like conditions for Jews before the Second Coming, insisting that Jews who do not recognize Jesus as their messiah will either die or be sent to prison or concentration camps. Perhaps most famously, he has suggested that a passage from Jeremiah 16:16 explains how Adolf Hitler’s murder of more than six million Jews was permitted by God………..

http://www.timesofisrael.com/cruz-defends-evangelist-who-said-god-sent-hitler-to-hunt-jews/

Calypso
Calypso

I find it sickening how much vile speech and reprehensible actions are cloaked under the guise of ‘religion’, as though that gives credence and acceptability to it.

gcp
gcp

Trumpet was in Ga. yesterday and will return prior to primary. Cruz and Kasich will be here before primary but where is Rubio? Has he abandoned Ga.?

Jon Richards
Jon Richards

AJC is reporting that Rubio is seeking a venue for a Saturday Atlanta event / rally. Meanwhile, Lynn Westmoreland, Austin Scott and other surrogates are around the state this week.

xdog
xdog

He’s opening a campaign office in Cobb today. No way he passes on Georgia.

xdog
xdog

Ted Cruz speaks at a DFW rally with the best stage prop I’ve seen this season.
http://www.dallasnews.com/incoming/20160221-nm_01cruzted6_35565308.jpg.ece/BINARY/w940/NM_01CRUZTED6_35565308.JPG

Benevolus
Benevolus

Even Ted looks like a prop.

Noway2016
Noway2016

San Bernadino victims to oppose Apple’s stance. Really?! Who could possibly have predicted that?
Gov’t using emotion to get Apple to cooperate. It’s brilliant. Bravo to them. This is the perfect case to destroy encryption forever. Skeleton keys for everyone. If this works (a war on the implied Constitutional right of privacy) look for gov’t to really double-down on using emotion to get rid of another Constitutional guarantee – The 2nd Amendment. It hasn’t worked against guns up until now, but if it works in this instance, look out.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-encryption-victims-exclusive-idUSKCN0VV00B

The Eiger
The Eiger

We invented the nuclear bomb by doing equations longhand on paper and sent people to the moon using a slide rule to compute life and death equations. Yet, we can’t open an iPhone with a 4 number code?

xdog
xdog

If it were just a matter of trying 10000 PINs until they got the right one, cracking the phone would be trivial, but there are (at least) two security barriers that make that approach untenable.

1–After each invalid PIN is entered, the time to validate the next attempt increases.

2–After 10 invalid entries, the phone wipes itself.

The Eiger
The Eiger

Yeah, I get it. Pay a kid at MIT or Cal Tech to fix it. It’s not impossible. There are smart people in this world outside of the folks at Apple.

John Konop
John Konop

I wonder how do we stop the Chinese government from forcing Apple to give them the back door if we do this? While I agree they should help in the investigation, we must be careful to not open unattended consequences. We have negotiated trade deals that issues like this would be in front of a tribunal court not the USA.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

It would be one thing if the government would always have to get a warrant, and there would be judicial review, but we all know the government wont. Clapper flat out lied to Congress about collecting data on citizens not under investigation. Numerous cities are using Stingray devices that mimic cell towers and intercept calls, texts, everything including you conversations…all without a warrant. So, if you want to give your private IPhone encryption keys to the government…just be aware of what you are giving up. The government doesnt need the data on this phone. They have access to all the… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

First time for everything, I guess, but I agree with Senior Scott on this…100%. I actually use an encrytped app now, Silent Circle. I talked about it on the old site a couple of years ago. Truly unbreakable. But if Apple Crumbles, this and other encrypted outfits are the next targets. So, please think before you turn into sheep.

xdog
xdog

“There are smart people in this world outside of the folks at Apple.”

No doubt, and a lot of them work for the FBI and NSA. But the security is embedded at a deep level in million of lines of code. Essentially, the FBI wants Apple techs to provide a custom OS for them. My impression is it would take a dedicated team of insiders working for weeks/months to deliver a hack.

The Eiger
The Eiger

“My impression is it would take a dedicated team of insiders working for weeks/months to deliver a hack.” Okay. So take weeks and months. That’s fine. I understand Apple not wanting to build a backdoor for the FBI, but to throw your hands up and say it can’t be done is just flat out wrong. It may be harder now that Apple isn’t cooperating, but it can be done.

John Konop
John Konop

I agree…well said…

davidmac
davidmac

Eiger,

My MIT buddies all are taking Apple’s side on this, because the government’s side is a yuuuge infringement of civil liberties. And because the government screwed up already when they changed the passcode associated with the Apple ID, which prevented the phone from syncing to iCloud, so it’s the government’s fault they can’t access the device.

The Eiger
The Eiger

It’s a huge infringement on civil liberties to hack a cell phone used by a domestic terrorist that murdered people in our streets? I’m not buying that. It’s not like FBI is just trying to crack into some guys phone before he goes to trial or before he has been read his rights. A court order has been issued because a terrorist killed people on our own soil and we want to know who he was talking to so that we can make sure there aren’t others. I understand Apple not wanting to do the dirty work, but I’m perfectly… Read more »

davidmac
davidmac

It’s an infringement on Apple’s civil liberties to write compelled code. Code == speech.

If the FBI wants to hack the phone, fine, FBI, you have the phone, hack away. But you are not going to compel Apple to write the code.

The Eiger
The Eiger

Where have I said I think Apple should be compelled to do so? I’m simply saying I have no problem with the FBI hacking a dead terrorist’s phone to see who he’s been chatting with. I’m not pleased that Apple is fighting this and ignoring a court order, but that’s fine. Not being pleased with Apple doesn’t mean I think they should be forced by the government to do this. I do think that the FBI should continue down every possible avenue to unlock the phone.

davidmac
davidmac

Eiger,

I think we’re talking past each other. I’m responding to your comment about “paying an MIT kid to fix it” – and saying that my MIT friends are unanimous in code==speech, and they don’t want to give the government back doors into all of their conversations – so they’re not likely to help.

The government has sued to require Apple to write code. That is the infringement.

The Eiger
The Eiger

Fine. Find someone that wants the money to do it. You should not be forced to write the code if you don’t want to. I’ve never said that. Somewhere, in the United States is someone smart enough and willing for some sum of money for their efforts to write the code that is needed. That is all I’m saying.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Clinton: Blacks and oligarchs
Sanders: millennials
Trump: blue collar workers
Cruz: evangelicals
Rubio: business execs

“How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you?”
Robert Frost

Calypso
Calypso

Kasich: Thinking, pragmatic, and compassionate folks

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Agreed, Calypso. It just seems he needs a miracle to blow by the rest of the pack. I’m just hoping whoever gets the nomination has the good sense to pick him for VP.

Calypso
Calypso

Yeah, I don’t think he’s going to blow by the pack either. If anyone is able to knock out Trump and/or Cruz, it would probably be Rubio, and I’m not holding my breath for that.

I know you wish, but do you think, that Kasich will be tapped for VP?

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

I think so, but then I have been wrong once or twice before. It just seems a Trump/Kasich ticket could actually work, using your and Salty’s description of the voters. It could pull independents and disenchanted Democrats in the election, then be a good balance in the White House. Kasich’s good will among old Congressional colleagues would also smooth the way for DJT to accomplish things on Capitol Hill.

I think whoever gets the nomination would be crazy to pass him up,if he’s willing.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Florida’s more important. Trump/Rubio.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Ohio is not important?

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Problem: rhymes with keech…..

Calypso
Calypso

?Come again?

chefdavid
chefdavid

Can anyone explain SB 387 to me? What is the purpose? I’m having a little problem following it. Is it an attemp to create local 911 agencies that by-passes local control? This 911 tax was suppose to be optional in counties to pay for e911 does this bill just assume it will never end? http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20152016/SB/387 Somebody please explain it.

Finally someone has some common since. Make the bulldog the official dog of Georgia.
http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20152016/SB/410
I mean give the adoptable dog a day, but the official dog should be the bulldog.

gcp
gcp

387 creates a state board/authority to coordinate all 911 systems in the state. Also because some locals were not getting their 911 fee from cell providers this bill puts a penalty on providers if the don’t comply.

chefdavid
chefdavid

Thanks I was worried this was some sort of State thing to usurp local control of 911. Isn’t it funny how the E-911 tax which was suppose to just help pay for equipment upgrades and then go away is now a depended on revenue by local governments. I understand the declining land lines but if you have one you get to pay a land line tax, and a cell phone tax per phone. Up here our 911 center is the same size as pre cell phone tax. Equipment has been upgraded. We even put a sunset in the ordinance. The… Read more »

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

You had me at the dedication to Johnny’s Hideaway – now I know where my old car is!

Calypso
Calypso

Dang Sally Forth, how long ago did you leave it there? It really must have been a memorable night to be so un-rememberable.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Yeah, it probably has a kudzu covering by now. I think schnapps could’ve been the culprit.

Bart
Bart

So the good ol boys are working around the clock to protect us from those diabolical gay folks wanting to freely participate in commerce. They argue back and forth, put through different versions of restrictive, homophobic bills that ultimately will not help anyone while definitely legalizing discrimination. But the same good ol boys can’t even get a bill out of committee with a provision to ‘establish a legitimate cannabis industry in Georgia and allow the in-state cultivation of medical marijuana’ – https://www.georgiacannabis.org/georgia-law/lawmakers-say-no-to-in-state-medical-marijuana-cultivation/ So at the end of March after the good ol boys have wasted another 40 days appeasing special… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Perhaps the GOP does, but the country certainly doesn’t.