Morning Reads: 7 July 2014

July 7, 2014 6:30 am

by Eric The Younger · 7 comments

I hope everyone had a good long weekend and a happy and safe 4th of July. For those of you that ran the Peachtree, hopefully you got your shirt. Here’s what else happened over the weekend.

One more thing before we get to the news. Don’t forget to come out to our Forum on Immigration Reform. We look forward to seeing some of you, others not so much.

Georgia

In case you thought a trip to prison was a walk in the park, not so in Georgia.
Georgia has a health exchange?
The Film Tax Credit probably also played a role.
There’s competition to see who will get the Certificate of Need to be Columbia County’s only hospital.
After some interesting back and forth drama, Clayton County will get to vote on a full penny sales tax for MARTA in November.

National/International

The Administration will “stem the tide” of the children coming over the border, but leaves vague what that will mean.
TSA continues to keep American public in a forest of mirrors.
90% of NSA data isn’t of targets.
If you’re brown and American, the Israeli police will still beat you.
A small victory for the Ukrainian Government.

Everything Else

Curious what the new NCAA playoff system would have looked like in the BCS Era?
Fireworks and Drones = pretty awesome.

CJBear71 July 7, 2014 at 8:45 am

“And the proposed Blue Cross rates for next year’s exchange will decrease by an average of 7 percent.” Thanks Obamacare!

Jon Lester July 7, 2014 at 8:53 am

The illegitimate Ukrainian government may call Slavyansk a victory, but they haven’t won hearts and minds there, and militarily, it may count about as much as Tora Bora. The DPR forces made a tactical retreat to Donetsk, which is larger, and government forces remain open to the occasional ambush in between cities.

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So, does anyone still insist that Israel doesn’t have a culture of racism?

saltycracker July 7, 2014 at 11:09 am

Putin can just wait it out now. If the Ukraine does not link it’s currency to the Euro or Dollar and they live by IMF demands, Putin will have another big opportunity with their economic decline.

Harry July 7, 2014 at 11:26 am
saltycracker July 7, 2014 at 11:42 am

And that’s how Putin is playing it, move on opportunity.
The Clinton approach is always how does it effect my political image and my speaking fees.

Clinton’s main claim to history is if you don’t like it, redefine it……sex, marriage, carbon, terrorism……

Harry July 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm

True, however it is a point that Putin may overplay his hand.

Jon Lester July 8, 2014 at 10:04 am

Not to the extent that Obama already has, I think. Sad to say, but absolutely none of the likely presidential candidates in 2016 is as smart as Putin.

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