“I think it was in the Rose Garden where I issued this brilliant statement: If I had a magic wand — but the president doesn’t have a magic wand. You just can’t say, ‘low gas.’” –George W. Bush, Washington D.C., July 15, 2008
Here in Georgia:
- Fifteen people from the Atlanta area were among more than 600 arrested this month as part of a wide-ranging crackdown on gangs involved in human smuggling and trafficking.
- Is the estimate for the new Falcons stadium too low?
- Metro Atlanta’s gridlock costs commuters the equivalent of a flat-screen TV each year.
- Chris Schroder sat down with former Atlanta City Council President Lisa Borders to discuss when she integrated Westminster in 1969.
National Stories of Interest:
- China seems to be changing its position to align with the U.S. on Iran, North Korea but its motives are unknown.
- Could Jeb Bush be the real “gamechanger”?
- Mexico’s Attorney General is investigating Wal-Mart after hearing numerous allegations of bribery to approve permits and licenses.
- Remember the SOPA/PIPA debate? The House approved CISPA, a bill with similar language about consumer privacy but under the umbrella of cybersecurity.
Links I like:
- Japan’s social gaming publishers are putting age-based spending caps on their mobile games. Customers 15 and under cannot spend more than $62 per month.
- From a cute, new book titled Zen Judaism: For You, A Little Enlightenment :The Torah says, Love your neighbor as yourself. The Buddha says, There is no self. So … maybe we’re off the hook?