July 13, 2017 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, July 13, 2017 Morning Reads – Thursday, July 13, 2017 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 4 Comments On this date in 1836, John Ruggles received patent #1 from the U.S. Patent Office for a traction wheel used in locomotive steam engines. All 9,957 previous patents were not numbered. Peaches Groups using race to drive support for Stacey Abrams Cagle panders with minimum wage for police officer idea Speaking of police…this Georgia city just eliminated their department Surely no one is surprised by the ‘rally ’round appointed incumbent’ mentality A little metro piece on the maternal health disappearance in rural Georgia Georgia Film Academy and the workforce gap Georgia Municipal Court Judges Council gets new president from Stockbridge Will GA-7 be the next battleground for Democrats? Shia LaBeouf apologizes for behavior with Savannah Police UGA’s 2017 ’40 Under 40′ List Can we “resurrect” the electric vehicle tax credit? Jimmy Carter We’ve hit the refugee cap… Kid Rock for Senate Sweet Tea Altering human performance in the military Sometimes you just wonder how people made it this far… Have we already decided everything is fake news? Nevada is running out of weed, ‘statement of emergency’ declared You can draw up a will via text message Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 4 Comments xdog That was a good read on the difficulties of providing maternal health care to rural Georgia. Really, there are just two problems — too much poverty and too few people. I wonder if Brian Kemp has taken notice of the map posted at the end. July 13, 2017 7:28 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Yes it was…some super human efforts just wear down and go broke when overcome by bad life choices or misdirected governance. “….president-elect of the Georgia OB/GYN Society. He estimates that up to 90 percent of OB patients in Thomaston are high risk based on obesity alone. The practice also sees a large number of patients struggling with poverty, addiction, or a lack of support at home.” July 13, 2017 8:24 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn As someone who volunteers to show women (single mothers coming out of bad relationships, poverty, lack of support, bad choices, etc…) how to make the most out of their food dollars, the main problem leading to obesity and down to bad health is how cheep high calorie/low nutrition foods are. If you have X amount of dollars, regardless of where the dollars come from, are you going to buy the generic $.99 loaf of wonder-like white bread (one of the highest level starch and glucose creating foods on the planet) or the $2.49 loaf of 100% whole grain that has 6 less slices then the other loaf? You going to buy the 3/$1.00 jars of all nature sugar and organic filler lased baby food or the $1.00 bag of raw whole carrots you have to clean, cook, mash and make a whole pile of dishes you have to send more money on water to wash for the same amount of baby food? Along the way, basic life skills are being lost. I can’t tell you how many times I have taught a person (from overly privileged millinals to the extremely poor who grew up in the DFAC system) how to cut down a whole chicken into 8 pieces. This weekend I start new with a single obese 21 year old mother of two under 3, on every government program available. Dad is no longer alive. She has never cooked a meal in her life. It doesn’t matter how she got to this point. It comes down to how do we help her to do better and want better. People can brush aside having and teaching soft skills. But showing a person how to manage what they have is a needed part of the process. Teaching a person to fish instead of giving them a fish is all well and good, but if they don’t know how to cook the fish beside in a thick batter deep fried in a pot of oil, how you got the fish isn’t really the issue if you still can’t eat the fish to your best advantage. July 13, 2017 11:43 AM Log in to Reply chefdavid Yes that $200 registration fee I had to pay yesterday sucked for my LEAF. July 13, 2017 3:13 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.