June 9, 2017 7:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, June 9, 2017 Morning Reads for Friday, June 9, 2017 By Ginny Morning Reads 43 Comments Will Atlanta learn to invest wisely in transit? Bloated government prolonged the Great Depression. Heard much about Miss Winner? Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Different takes on the same reality. Stiff upper lip, and all that. Privacy paperwork is for peons. Wonder if this will take as long as some south Georgia counties. Even dogs understand unfairness. O, Canada. No privacy, no where. Cool science stuff. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 43 Comments xdog Trump says tonight’s mini-moon will be last in America, super moons from now on, USA, USA!! June 9, 2017 7:22 AM Log in to Reply chamblee54 https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2017/06/08/another-ga06-debate/ That moment when the boy wonder says “with all due respect,” and the Republican Hillary replies, “With all due respect do not interrupt me.” June 9, 2017 7:28 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Your shot at Secretary Handel’s physical appearance is completely unwarranted and demeaning. You can criticize someone without commenting on physical appearance. And yes, that’s a rule I sometimes struggle to follow when it comes to President Trump’s sad, misshapen body. June 9, 2017 7:53 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 I’ll jump on this train. I swear to God, Algore looked exactly like Rodney Dangerfield the other day when discussing Trump’s exit from the Paris Hoax. Fat and really, really sad. June 9, 2017 8:18 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger You actually clicked on his click bait? You know that’s how you catch things. June 9, 2017 8:20 AM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace i should not have laughed at this comment. But I did. I am a terrible person. lol June 9, 2017 9:06 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn We can be terrible together. June 9, 2017 9:33 AM The Eiger Just like going home with a questionable person at last call in the bar, clicking on Chamblee’s links are a roll of the dice. You’ll probably be fine, but there’s a chance of getting something that will need penicillin or an IT guy to fix. June 9, 2017 11:23 AM Noway2016 Never thought about getting viruses from our fellow posters. Should we cite our news sources in our links? June 9, 2017 11:52 AM The Eiger Well, when you post things from patriotredmeatnews.com I’m hesitant to click on it. June 9, 2017 12:59 PM Noway2016 Understand. My wxplanations should actually be enough anyway! Lol! June 9, 2017 2:05 PM Will Durant Any clickbait ads you get on Chamblee’s site are directed from Almighty Google. So if you get anything dodgy it means “somebody” has been taking your pc for a walk on the wild side… I have the luxury of a little notebook with a SSD that is too small to use for anything but surfing. The beauty of it is that I can reimage it in about 5 minutes. No anti-malware, virus, etc. needed. I even used it to go to some of Harry’s Nazi links. And yes it has been my experience that the more they wave the flag and/or praise Jesus the more likely you are being counted as a sucker. Whether I agree or not with Chamblee’s views is immaterial. I enjoy the archival photos, especially of old Atlanta. June 9, 2017 5:37 PM xdog Put me down as enjoying Chamblee54’s photos too, and for feeling safe when visiting his site. Unlike some of the links here that I click on only to fieldtest my firewall, his place is pretty quiet. June 9, 2017 7:30 PM Benevolus I agree, but I suspect Eiger was implying poisoning of the mind rather than the body. June 9, 2017 8:13 PM Noway2016 What does that mean to “reimage?” You just have the little netbook to surf with and don’t worry about links with viruses? If so, how do you remove any virus you may get? June 9, 2017 8:34 PM Will Durant A traditional backup of a hard drive is a copy of the files within the file system. An image copy is a snapshot of the hard drive strictly done by nothing but the 1s and 0s regardless of the file system. It is typically how large organizations do cookie cutter installations of the OS and apps to identical pcs. In my case I setup a bootable thumb drive with imaging software and do an snapshot of the surfing pc with just the OS and my browser of choice installed on it. Occasionally I have to update the image, if say, Flash Player gets out of date but I always install just the essential update to a newly refreshed image on the machine. Essentially it means I am resetting the pc back to day 1 when I “reimage” (think reformat) the hard drive. This pc’s “hard drive” is just a 32GB chip with no moving parts as is the thumb drive so the reimaging goes very quick. You have to be willing to write over any data or copy it off first if there is an individual file you wish to save. I reimage it at the drop of a hat. If I just think the browser’s cache needs clearing instead I just reimage the whole drive. Much less if I suspect I’ve picked up a bug or even nuisance cookies. This is why I can fearlessly tread to some places others dare not go or even where I would never go with one of my machines that stores my essential data. Conversely I never use the browsing pc to go to any email accounts other than a couple of throwaways or of course to any financial accounts, etc. Excuse me if you just asked the time and I’ve told you how to build a watch but my first virus was while using DOS 2.0 or thereabouts and I’ve earned my paranoia several times. In no way am I urging anyone to forego the usual antivirus programs, firewalls, and/or VPN. I still use them everyday but there is definitely a speed advantage to using the stripped down sacrificial pc. June 10, 2017 10:24 AM xdog Slick maps from BBC showing where British parties lost/won votes. June 9, 2017 8:00 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker If you didn’t catch PBS last night on Africa’s Great Civilizations you have chances this weekend. It is a series of 3 two hours shows. Remarkable, enlightening and educational. http://www.pbs.org/show/africas-great-civilizations/ June 9, 2017 8:21 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn I have it on my DVR. So no spoilers please. June 9, 2017 9:32 AM Log in to Reply edatlanta Spoiler: they were great. Eventually failed. June 9, 2017 11:09 AM Log in to Reply chefdavid Meanwhile up in Dade County, we are up to 60 arrest along I-24 for minor drug possesion so far this week. One lucky feller had 55K on him to donate to the county. We even brought in help from Walker County SD, City of Lafayette PD, and the Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force. The GSP and GOHS are really helping out on I-59. Thank You Bonnaroo. There is no telling how much this is going to cost the taxpayers. They should just make it a $100-500 ticket. At this rate we will need a new jail, more guards, DA’s maybe another judge, another public defender…..this list goes on and on. June 9, 2017 10:04 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Retail workforce is changing… https://www.axios.com/we-asked-four-experts-about-the-purported-death-of-bricks-and-mortar-r-2437174401.html June 9, 2017 10:24 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Now this I would use… https://www.axios.com/bmw-debuts-ride-hailing-service-in-seattle-2437079930.html June 9, 2017 10:25 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse With all the hoopla about Comey and GA-6 this week, don’t overlook that Trump’s Middle East visit that brought “a message of tolerance and of hope to billions” being followed by our extremist Islamic allies Saudi Arabia et al arraying themselves against Qatar, another ally and the location of a major US military installation. But hey, Trump still has the $30,000,000,000 the Saudi’s invested with the Kushner family’s bankers that occurred soon after his arms deal with the Saudi’s to comfort him, even if an arms deal may have emboldened action against Qatar. No worries, it’s not like Trump has a hotel or golf course there. That deal fell through over a year ago. June 9, 2017 10:29 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse “The US secretary of state has urged Saudi Arabia and other Arab Gulf states to ease their blockade on Qatar, saying it is causing unintended humanitarian consequences and affecting the US-led fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.” Tillerson…. yet another being pooped on by the Great Trumpkin. Doesn’t the SoS office have a twitter account that follows Trump? “So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. They said they would take a hard line on funding extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!” —Trump There’s evidence the whole thing is fallout from Russian hacking. But hey, leakers, not Russian hacking being ignored by an orange idiot, are imperiling the country. June 10, 2017 3:13 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Dogs are extra special but it is concerning that the latest deception fad is to get a “service dog vest” and the public should not assume they are trained. Not saying emotional support dogs aren’t good but vests just to take a dog anywhere isn’t. ADA.gov Q3. Are emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals considered service animals under the ADA? A. No. These terms are used to describe animals that provide comfort just by being with a person. Because they have not been trained to perform a specific job or task, they do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. However, some State or local governments have laws that allow people to take emotional support animals into public places. You may check with your State and local government agencies to find out about these laws. June 9, 2017 10:56 AM Log in to Reply augusta52 Anyone know where the “secret” fundraiser is today at which the vice president is expected? you know, as in CD 6? June 9, 2017 11:23 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus I’m no economist but I’ve read plenty about The Great Depression, and that article is total BS. Instead of just looking at the facts and interpreting them in an objective way like most economists have, he has a conclusion he wants to arrive at and writes a narrative to get there. Fortunately he’s apparently a nobody so his attempt to re-write history will have zero impact. It’s really sad though. June 9, 2017 12:23 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta Not only is it BS, but it almost the opposite that is true. Big Government was all that kept many from starvation. Makes you wonder about the moral compass of someone who peddles this garbage (and who links to it, but hopefully hadn’t read it) June 9, 2017 3:07 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant It is about as true as the link earlier in the week was from The Atlantic on RE Lee. An article written by a former MSNBC/Mother Jones writer who was just as slanted without any supporting documentation as this one is on the Great Depression. As always the truth is somewhere in the gray areas in between. Some of FDR’s programs worked, some were marginally legal. The buildup to WWII erased all sins. June 9, 2017 6:06 PM Log in to Reply chamblee54 I would be interested in any questionable links that you have found at chamblee54. There is definitely nothing I have made money on. As for my effect of my opinions on your mental health, I make no claims. June 9, 2017 12:42 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn We missed the whole Kansas tax/budget veto drama this week. After 5 years, the tax cuts and budget gutting by Gov. Brownback’s ‘trickle down tax plan’ (a Kansas house member’s words, not mine) have come to an end. http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article154691724.html http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2017/jun/08/editorial-veto-override-great-kansas/ June 9, 2017 1:08 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta Yes, by his own terminology “The Great Kansas Experiment” has ended, and as one would predict, the Laffer curve only goes in one direction…down. Thankfully Kansas residents will no longer be the subject of experimentation. June 9, 2017 3:05 PM Log in to Reply xdog Kris Kobach announced for the 2018 Kansas governor race, saying he’s ashamed of gopers who supported the tax rollback. Kobach is Kansas’ SoS who has a second job as voter suppression expert and Trump advisor. Politically, he’s at least as doctrinaire right-wing as Brownback. June 9, 2017 7:26 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta Latest poll has Ossoff up by 7 in AJC/Abt Associates poll of 1000 LV June 9, 2017 3:11 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 More fake polls. Pardon me if I don’t buy it. Ain’t been a correct poll done statewide or nationwide in years. They didn’t predict Jason Carter or Michelle Nunn and thet sure as hell missed Trump all the way until 10:30 pm on election night. This 7 point garbage is simply a ham-handed effort at voter suppression. June 9, 2017 5:58 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Speaking of voter supresssion… how did Karen Handel’s fundraiser go? Did Mother allow Mike and Karen to be in the same room together? June 10, 2017 8:56 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger You honestly feel the need to attack a man for being loyal to his wife? June 12, 2017 8:24 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Trump saying he’ll testify under oath may be the stupidest thing he’s said as President to date, and that’s quite an accomplishment. A guy with a history of beginning a second lie mid-sentence of another lie will be in a world of trouble on the stand. June 10, 2017 1:51 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse And if Trump shows heretofore unseen discipline and sticks to a simple Comey lied, who are you going to believe, a former FBI director or a multi-time bankrupt and con man who settled a Trump U suit for $25M? June 10, 2017 2:02 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Trump’s incoherent answer to a question about testifying under oath may be a taste of what to expect. If Trump’s testimony doesn’t result in impeachment for obstruction or perjury, it may be grounds for removal for incompetence. “One hundred percent. I didn’t say, under oath, I hardly know the man. I’m not going to say ‘I want you to pledge allegiance.’ Who would do that? Who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath. And think of it. I hardly know the man. It doesn’t make sense. No, I didn’t say that and I didn’t say the other.” June 10, 2017 3:26 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Batman dead. Just damn… June 11, 2017 9:47 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Another promise kept! 62 million supporters in like flint. MAGA! http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/06/10/new-coal-mine-donald-trump-pennsylvania-fossil-fuels-regulations June 11, 2017 3:59 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.