March 30, 2018 6:45 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, March 30, 2017 Morning Reads for Friday, March 30, 2017 By Ginny Morning Reads 30 Comments Remembering Jon Richards. Update on the CoA’s network woes. Now this is some good news. Alton Brown’s ATL. The real Voyager is still kicking. You can run, but you can’t hide. Kick social media to the curb. Crank up your old blog. Well done, good and faithful servant. It has sharks. And time travel. What’s not to like? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 30 Comments Andrew C. Pope Are Republicans allergic to coach? https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/30/politics/epa-pruitt-travel-whitehouse-rose-bowl-disneyland/index.html March 30, 2018 8:09 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Department heads are authorized First Class. Always have been. And those with credible threats are authorized even more resources. This is a bit of a red herring. No one said boo under Obama. Now with a adversarial, slobbering and hyperventilating press, anything they can go full bore on is covered. Have some cheese on that Nothing Burger. March 30, 2018 9:00 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope No one said boo under Obama because Obama officials didn’t routinely rack up gigantic travel bills and “forget” to do the proper paperwork for personal and official travel. March 30, 2018 9:09 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Pruett has larger problems. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-30/epa-chief-s-50-a-night-rental-said-to-raise-white-house-angst It should also be noted the owner of said condo are the lobbyist for the LNG firms based out of Morocco… https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/epa-inspector-general-to-probe-scott-pruitts-trip-to-morocco-to-promote-natural-gas/article/2645569 If this was an Obama official, GOP would be calling for him to be fired before the IG investigation was finished. March 30, 2018 10:38 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusive-epa-chief-pruitt-joined-family-condo-tied/story?id=54125092 Looks like Pruitt’s daughter was also taking advantage of a free condo owned by a major energy lobbyist. Ellynn, I have to respectfully disagree. If this was an Obama official, Paul Ryan would have expanded NASA funding for the sole purpose of firing that person into the sun. March 30, 2018 2:01 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus That Voyager story is poorly edited. Here is another link, to the original I think: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/voyager-1-fires-up-thrusters-after-37 Good story. March 30, 2018 9:01 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse More from this week’s news: Fox’s Laura Ingraham took a page from Trump’s playbook by punching down on Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg’s college rejections with this tweet: “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.)” Hogg punched back with this tweet: “Pick a number 1-12 contact the company next to that # Top Laura Ingraham Advertisers 1. @sleepnumber 2. @ATT 3. Nutrish 4. @Allstate & @esurance 5. @Bayer 6. @RocketMortgage Mortgage 7. @LibertyMutual 8. @Arbys 9. @TripAdvisor 10. @Nestle 11. @hulu 12. @Wayfair” And “[b]y Thursday, TripAdvisor, Wayfair, Nutrish, and Nestle had decided to pull their ads from The Ingraham Angle.” http://ew.com/tv/2018/03/29/fox-news-laura-ingraham-losing-ad-sponsors-over-tweet-to-parkland-survivor/ Which reminds me, why isn’t the Chief down-puncher “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that?” Trump not punching down on Stormy Daniels? March 30, 2018 9:44 AM Log in to Reply xdog The same reason he doesn’t tweet-storm Vlad? March 30, 2018 10:09 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta Add Hulu to the list March 30, 2018 11:17 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse After at least 18 advertisers announced withdrawing from advertising on Ingraham’s show, “BREAKING: Laura Ingraham announced on tonight’s show that she would take next week off and be replaced by “a great lineup of guest hosts.” But hey, the American Petroleum Institute is still advertising on her show, so she’s got that going for her. April 1, 2018 1:32 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn About time… https://www.axios.com/the-red-state-teacher-rebellions-are-spreading–72e04e2a-09cb-4c12-9318-0908e8e71ac4.html March 30, 2018 10:19 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Tattooed maggot dealt with appropriately… http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/29/convicted-felon-shot-killed-by-homeowner-during-tennessee-home-invasion-cops.html March 30, 2018 10:21 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 With all of this ransomware stuff playing out, Amazon has 1TB Seagate external hard drives for 45 bucks. I’m in process of transferring all of my hard drive stuff to one as we speak. So, my laptop and desktop will soon be empty with nothing to get hacked. March 30, 2018 12:22 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Those are hackable, too, my friend. March 30, 2018 2:02 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Well, I don’t know of a better way to protect. March 30, 2018 2:21 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Destroy your phone and computer with a hammer and revert to using just pen and paper. I’m half kidding. March 30, 2018 2:58 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta If you use an external back up drive and only plug it in when you back stuff up, I’d say its pretty full proof. I know you are half joking but we need to applaud good behavior, regardless of source. As to $45 , is it refurbished? I’ve found that Amazon isnt always exactly clear on that. Good job Norway! I use Timeshift to handle my system backups, but I run Linux exclusively so its a little different. I back up all my personal data in a separate program (Grsync). Linux to me makes more sense as all your personal stuff is completely separate from the system. Makes upgrades and system screw ups much easier to deal with. March 30, 2018 3:37 PM Log in to Reply MattMD_actual Even accounting for your intelligence level, this makes very little sense to me. How is there “nothing to get hacked” if you’re still running an OS? How is this Ext HD going to be accessed? One very basic idea of backing up your data is to restore your files after you wipe the HD clean. This assumes the malware isn’t hiding out of your backup as well. Besides, who really cares about your catalog of articles of residents blowing away robbers? April 1, 2018 1:48 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Go back to counting your new box of rubber gloves, Doc. At least then you’d be doing something useful. April 1, 2018 2:30 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta Oh, and Linux doesnt spy on you like Windows does (especially Windows 10), and best of all is the cost $0.00 (free) I could teach anyone to use Linux in about an hour…and you’d never miss Windows March 30, 2018 3:43 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant Just a reminder that with the President’s announcement that the US will soon withdraw from Syria that we are still warring there with ~2,000 sets of boots on the ground along with 5,000 soldiers still in Iraq. Don’t forget as well that we lost 7 a couple of weeks ago on the Iraq/Syrian border in a helicopter ‘crash’. This is the war that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started fighting it, not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue fighting it forever just because…This is the war that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people… https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1480443/strikes-continue-against-isis-in-syria-iraq/ March 30, 2018 5:29 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Advocates going for knives next?? Maybe Hogg and company can head to London? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5566689/London-murder-rate-overtakes-New-York-time-including-11-killings-just-16-days.html April 1, 2018 11:06 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope When someone uses a knife to kill 17 school children in 6 minutes, yeah, I’ll be down with knife control. April 1, 2018 1:07 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Realistically, Andrew, knives kill a lot more than the sensational and headline grabbing school shootings. April 1, 2018 1:18 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope 2016 Total homicides: 15,070 Homicides involving firearms: 11,004 Homicides involving knives: 1,604 2015 Total homicides: 13,750 Homicides involving firearms: 9,778 Homicides involving knives: 1,589 2014 Total homicides: 12,270 Homicides involving firearms: 8,312 Homicides involving knives: 1,595 I can keep going or you can check the FBI crime data for yourself: https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2016/crime-in-the-u.s.-2016/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-4.xls Guns kill exponentially more people than knives do and make it a lot easier for someone to kill a large group of people in a short amount of time. But please, Captain Fannypack, do tell how knives are deadlier than firearms. April 2, 2018 7:48 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 In support of Hogg, why don’t you give up your guns, Drew? April 1, 2018 1:52 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse “EXCLUSIVE: More Cabinet trouble for Trump? EPA chief lived in condo tied to lobbyist ‘power couple’”: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusive-cabinet-trouble-trump-epa-chief-lived-condo/story?id=54095310 Yet again, it appears the music will stop in the WH 1,000 chair game of musical chairs being played by only a few dozen people, and yet again another of the best and brightest loses.) April 1, 2018 12:58 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Yeah, baby! https://pjmedia.com/trending/students-stage-walkout-support-second-amendment/ April 1, 2018 1:24 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Which group is next to exploit circumstances long dead and gone? We’re full bore into it with Blacks and Indians! Irish? Chinese? Who’s next? http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-native-american-statue-removal-20180401-story.html April 1, 2018 4:42 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Bruh, it’s a random small town in Northern California removing a statute of a mediocre President. What impact does this have on your life? 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