September 18, 2020 6:45 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for Friday, September 18, 2020 Morning Reads for Friday, September 18, 2020 By Ginny Politics 5 Comments State unemployment numbers continue to drop. Georgia Tech settles discrimination lawsuit over denying funding for a speaking event featuring Alveda King. Things to do around town, finally. Big 10 Conference reverses decision for football. Sad statistic. Two of my favorite lunch spots are included. Air Force designs secret aircraft. The Gordian Knot of China. Creepy music not included. Anyone want to bet they will be the ones to introduce the Alien Queen to Earth? Newt hits a nerve. It’s a feature, not a bug. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 5 Comments armanidog This is from 2018 but I thought it may be helpful for anyone who may have kidney stones. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45513012 September 18, 2020 8:16 AM Log in to Reply Mr. Bear Talking about space mining, how long before someone gets the idea to go out and gather up all that space debris floating around our planet? Lots of metal to be harvested. Even the processing is done on board, using solar power to melt the stuff down and pour ingots that are returned to earth. They’re already baking chocolate chip cookies up there. September 18, 2020 10:46 AM Log in to Reply armanidog This shows that even before he was elected Trump was offering pardons: LONDON—Lawyers representing the United States at Julian Assange’s extradition trial in Britain have accepted the claim that the WikiLeaks founder was offered a presidential pardon by a Congressman on the condition that he would help cover up Russia’s involvement in hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee. Jennifer Robinson, a lawyer, told the court that she had attended a meeting between Assange, then Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, and pro-Trump troll Charles Johnson at Assange’s hide-out, the Ecuadorian embassy in London, on August 15, 2017. Robinson said the two Americans claimed to be emissaries from Washington and “wanted us to believe they were acting on behalf of the president.” The pair allegedly told Assange that they could help grant him a pardon in exchange for him revealing information about the source of the WikiLeaks information that proved it was not the Russians who hacked Democratic emails. “They stated that President Trump was aware of and had approved of them coming to meet with Mr. Assange to discuss a proposal—and that they would have an audience with the president to discuss the matter on their return to Washington, D.C.,” Robinson said. https://www.thedailybeast.com/us-admits-that-putins-favorite-congressman-offered-pardon-to-assange-if-he-covered-up-russia-links?via=twitter_page&fbclid=IwAR34L4STjC_xDaDpLWTVnx3EhljpBO6JrVmg4AvcpvBSHHKvYglC1UdQ8rM September 18, 2020 12:39 PM Log in to Reply armanidog So I guess the Republicans will still vote for Trump? He certainly loves Russia and Putin and even wants to protect them. I wonder if his financing came from Russia? September 18, 2020 7:56 PM Log in to Reply chamblee54 When you think that nothing can shock you, there comes a tweet like this. Angela Stanton King @theangiestanton US House candidate, GA-5 September 18, 2020 8:47 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.