Here’s a new graph to answer no questions about federal student loans awarded at Georgia schools in 2013. Instead, it’s meant to provoke them. Like, sorry I’m ignorant, but what is South University? And wow, there are more people going in hock for art school than for Georgia Tech.
Click on the graph for a […]
Here are some excerpts of correspondence between the USDA and some of Georgia’s congressmen. My favorite one is about the Greek yogurt, but the others get more ink:
Re: Trade barriers to biotech crops
Letter of May 7, 2013, to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack & US Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis:
The U.S. Department […]
The state Legislature uses mountains of paper every day. Multiply that by 40 days and that’s a lot of paper. What’s on those pages?
Click the graphic for a bigger and printable version. It’s 8.5 x 11.
The graphic above updates a typo and correctly gives the count […]
Need or want to learn what Georgia government does?
State government probably has more to do with your day-to-day life than the federal government.
So here’s a 40,000-foot-view of what your state government does, translated & interpreted from jargon to English.
Click on it to zoom in.
Yes, it’s hard to read on the screen […]
In case you didn’t know, controlled forest burns are awesome, and they’re proving it yearly in a longleaf pine forest in Talbot County.
From the Georgia Environmental Protection Division announcement:
The Georgia General Assembly has appropriated $500,000 in State Fiscal Year 2014 Funds for Regional Water Planning, $150,000 of which is being made available for competitive grants. These “Regional Water Plan Seed Grants” are being provided to support and incentivize local governments and […]
Don’t move ash firewood! It might carry hungry Asian predators ready to eat your ash trees.
Well, that’s the message from DNR, DeKalb County, the Invasive Species Task Force, et al: the Emerald Ash Borer has arrived in Georgia. (If you buy firewood, burn it where you buy it)
The ash tree-destroying pest has […]
“Some fish in the Savannah River below Augusta contain the radioactive elements cesium-137 and strontium-90. Exposure to large amounts of these elements may increase the risk of developing cancer.”
The rain last night was a blessing, so what did it bless? Here, Lettuce. Lord, lots of lettuce. Salad with two meals per day. Could have lettuce smoothies or lettuce oatmeal if such things weren’t gross.
I sowed the lettuce seeds probably about three months ago. We’ve been eating it since we’ve been thinning it.
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The other day at the state GOP convention, Governor Nathan Deal said something that caught my former-Clarkston-resident ear, as reported by Jim Galloway:
“Our state had the sixth highest number of refugees of any state in the country. Sixty-nine percent of all refugees in Georgia wind up in DeKalb […]