Morning Reads for Tuesday April 30th, 2013

Go on brush your shoulder off – it’s time for the Morning Reads.

Not Georgia then Georgia after the jump:

Future China:

  • Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever (Rolling Stone)
  • In the end, Occupy Wall Street wasn’t particularly clever (
  • Nothing more common, elusive or perplexing than dark matter (aeon)
  • Turns out its the Midwest not the South, that are both liars and fatter (
  • Bad Directors Aren’t Thrown Out, Despite their Flaws (NYT)
  • The ‘Big Data’ of the Ancient World, or A Brief History of Applause, (Atlantic)
  • This Bud’s for You! Legal Pot in the nation (
  • The 50 Machines Needed to Rebuild Civilization(Climateer Investing)
  • The refusal to go quietly by David Lee Roth  (BuzzFeed)
  • How Spelman College is quitting sports to try and end sloth (SB Nation)

Former Georgia (pre-Beaufort):

  • RC Copter, eating a salad, special time, all in someone else’s home (ActionJax)
  • Those looking for whom to blame on schools should peek under the Dome (MaconTelegraph)
  • Better Georgia seeks majority to drub (GPB)
  • Lumsden explains Civics to Kiwanis Club (RomeNewsTribune)
  • Georgia has made little progress in preventing hospital infections (AJC)
  • Over 150 Georgia children died with DFCS connections (AJC)
  • GALEO gives it to state’s leadership about  Jose Crow (AccessNorthGa)
  • After Saxby’s decision, many politicos to have a go (SavannahNow)
  • Republican Chair race kindling spats (AJC-Galloway)
  • Hawks even the Series and Braves nip the Nats (AJC, Talking Chop)


  1. Noway says:

    Knife attack in ABQ yesterday. Several people stabbed. Pastor said the guy who did it has had mental problems. Several laws already on the books were violated. Time to bans knives or at the very least have a background check before anyone can buy one. Maybe a waiting period? Yeah, that’s it!

  2. saltycracker says:

    Rolling Stone: 5 too big to fails set the price of gold and three set the price of silver ? But if they rake off too much for themselves it is up to the harmed people to take them to court ?

    “Two of America’s top law-enforcement officials, Attorney General Eric Holder and former Justice Department Criminal Division chief Lanny Breuer, confessed that it’s dangerous to prosecute offending banks because they are simply too big. Making arrests, they say, might lead to “collateral consequences” in the economy.”

  3. saltycracker says:

    County BOE’s vs. legislature:

    Interesting. In Cherokee, Rep Hill made a big point of advising constituents that the legislature was proud to have restored sufficient funds to the DOE….the local BOE called a BS they didn’t get adequate funds…..Rep fired back legislature does not have a voice in DOE distribution…..BOE said the legislature not the DOE failed.

    So who is telling the truth ? Does the legislature allocate funds to counties or does the DOE, does the Fed figure in or is the obfuscation in some formula set by the legislature for DOE distribution ?

    Right now in Cherokee nothing changes in the hostility between the delegation and the BOE. Cherokee is a donor county exporting tax dollars while the state mandates more expense and cuts funds. The BOE is looking at options like privatizing buses and reducing benefits for non-certified personnel.

    The average taxpayer cannot sort out where the problem is as the primary response is money is tight. One of you front pagers might sort this one.

      • saltycracker says:

        OK, it’d be a test – at this time I’m betting you’d be guardedly honest……
        I did go to the reporter but the response is that she just told both sides of the story and, basically, if I wanted to understand the money flow control I could research it under open records. Translation: reporter had no clue.

        The last time I was told to do my own research was when a broker (ex-friend) unloaded a “great opportunity” (morphed to dud stock) on me to earn an enhanced commish….

  4. rrrrr says:

    Please consider inserting this gentleman’s photo into your Brush off clip above – House Speaker John Boehner.

    Yet another fine example of an itch that just won’t be scratched – something for everbody.

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