Morning Reads – Thursday, September 12, 2019

Some interesting tidbits of history from September 12ths before this one:

The Episcopal Church removed the word “Obey” from the bride’s section of wedding vow on this date in 1922 and in 1964, the carving of Stone Mountain began again. For the 3rd time. 

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea 

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armanidog

“Honeyland” is an excellent movie about beekeeping in Macedonia. If you get a chance, watch it. A world is shown that blew my mind.

armanidog
armanidog

“The U.S. government concluded within the last two years that Israel was most likely behind the placement of cell-phone surveillance devices that were found near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington, D.C., according to three former senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter.

But unlike most other occasions when flagrant incidents of foreign spying have been discovered on American soil, the Trump administration did not rebuke the Israeli government, and there were no consequences for Israel’s behavior, one of the former officials said.”

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/12/israel-white-house-spying-devices-1491351

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

It’s OK if friends like Israel or Russia do it.

Will Durant
Will Durant

How can the 51st state be guilty of spying?

armanidog
armanidog

Clean water will placed on the endangered list pretty soon. Thank goodness I have a nice drilled well out in the boondocks. I had my water tested by UGA Extension and it is pure – only some dissolved limestone was found. “WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday is expected to complete the legal repeal of a major Obama-era clean water regulation, which had placed limits on polluting chemicals that could be used near streams, wetlands and water bodies. The rollback of the 2015 measure, known as the Waters of the United States rule, has been widely expected since the… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I was of the opinion 20 years ago that tap water in many places wouldn’t be fit to drink before I was dead.