On water, just a note in case no one else has thought of it: Doesn't it seem odd that "we" can ship truckloads of water to Atlanta for an ice skating rink, but no one had the bright idea to put the water in an almost empty lake instead? Do we not need the water for drinking and the like more than ice skating?
So if we can ship it in for a skating rink, can we ship some more in, say from areas with more water than they know what to do with (anywhere where there is a flood problem, for instance) to bring the water level at Lake Lanier up a few feet more.
Hey, let's get really crazy -- just bring back a small iceberg or two. That should help.