Morning Reads for May 24, 2017

“You Haven’t Done Nothin'” by Stevie Wonder

  1. Haven’t had enough Ossoff/Handel in your life? Get your fix on June 6. 
  2. North American Properties exec: ATL’s Future Depends on MARTA
  3. Jimmy Carter memoir tops Bill Gates’ summer reading list. 
  4. Yale confers Doctor of Laws on John Lewis. 
  5. LaGrange Sued for Allegedly Restricting Utilities Access
  6. Seven Harry Potter films and Casablanca at the Fox Summer Film Festival? Yes, please!

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xdog
xdog

The West Mims fire is out of the headlines but continues to grow, albeit at a much reduced rate due to the efforts of nearly 1000 firefighters and some needed rain. Estimated containment date is November 1.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5153/

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump’s 1984 dystopia ebbs and flows secure in its GOP embrace and support. Doublespeak example shared today:

“Many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs. Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted. We have enuf enemies.” — Trump

So was Melania not wearing a head scarf when she got off the plane in Saudi Arabia a negotiating tactic?

Ellynn
Ellynn

Since we have a few of us interested in high school technical programs and career skills training, I give you ‘The Maritime Logistics Education Taskforce’ graduating class of 2017. 20 plus companies, 1 state agency, 4 school systems (2 public, 2 private), 1 university, 1 tech college and lots of potential.

http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-05-23/savannah-maritime-group-graduates-fifth-class-logistics-interns

Ellynn
Ellynn

Also from the coast…

Lots of damage to the south and east sides of Wilmington Island and to the east of Fort Pulaski. The Cockpor Island Lighthouse was damaged, as was parts of the visitors center. The new construction of the bridge to the fort is being looked at this morning.

http://www.wtoc.com/story/35501525/nws-charleston-to-survey-storm-damage-on-wilmington-island-on-wednesday

Also doing S & R for missing fisherman.

http://www.wtoc.com/story/35505265/search-and-rescue-underway-off-tybee-island-for-missing-boaters

Benevolus
Benevolus

Dang. Ft. Pulaski’s been taking a beating lately.

Ellynn
Ellynn

The fort is fine, the center has tree damage. Bridge I hear is fine, lost some materials in the marsh. The lighthouse damage is from debris.

Benevolus
Benevolus

I tried to walk out to that little lighthouse one time. Can’t do it. The oyster shells will cut you and your shoes to shreds.

davidmac
davidmac

https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52752
Hey, the CBO score is out. Saves $120 billion over 10 years.

23 million more uninsured than current law, $800 million cut to Medicaid, one-sixth of the population would live in unstable health insurance markets (2020) due to the waivers, and people in states that exercise waivers would be unable to purchase insurance on the nongroup market at any cost.

Premiums would go down for healthy people because unhealthy people wouldn’t be able to get insurance.