Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Jackson Government Moves Some Offices into Metrocenter–A Sign that Jackson is Resurging?


20 Year Deal Set by Ailing Metrocenter and City

My thoughts:

It's sad the people of Jackson think the government will save them and "rebuild" Jackson. All government can do is take from the producers and make malinvestments with their money. It has been very interesting watching the deterioration of the city over the last few decades.

The more people clamor for the government to do something, the faster the city sinks down and the faster the producers leave the city. Each time government steps in, like by occupying Metrocenter, this is not a victory for Jackson or a sign the city is making a resurgence. This is just further evidence that the city is dying and government is struggling to keep up its facade of benevolence.

Here’s an example of the blind faith in government:

There is always one thing for certain with some of you: Any mention of anything good happening in Jackson brings out all of the haters and naysayers. The same thing was said about the Medical Mall.

I, for one, am pleased with this decision, which will benefit a lot of people. Most of you who are responding are probably not from Jackson. You simply hate the thought of Jackson flourishing and taking its rightful position as the BEST OF THE NEW SOUTH. Mayor Johnson and the City Council should be applauded for any effort expended toward the revitalization of the City of Jackson.

For those of us who have chosen to remain and who love our City, we invite those of you who took the "flight out" to consider making Jackson your place of residence! Watch us as we continue to build and grow. The distance to that dream realization is much shorter than it has been. We will continue to revitalize, rejuvenate and renovate every lumpy bump in that MetroCenter Parking lot!

Goooooooo Jackson!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Story of Government

Why do we have large corporations?

This is an interesting comment I found from the poster Everyday Anarchist:

It is possible that the prevalence of large corporations is an unintended consequence of government intervention. Coase said the firm is a means of reducing transaction costs. Various interventions such as taxes and regulations increase transaction costs and make larger firms more efficient.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Trade, Not Sanctions for Libya

Looks like most of the oil flowing out of Libya right now is from the eastern part of the country, and not in the control of Gaddafi.

Rajab Sahnoun, an official with the Arabian Gulf Oil Co., said a tanker bound for China with capacity for one million barrels was being loaded at Tobruk. An Italy-bound tanker is also waiting to begin loading in the coming days, he said.

"The terminal is working at 100 percent," Sahnoun told The Associated Press.

Another Agoco official, Ali Faraj, said a pipeline connecting the port to the eastern oilfields of Sarir and Misla was operating normally. The company's production of around 220,000 barrels a day had been largely unaffected, Faraj said.

European Union Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who is struggling to contain a popular uprising that threatens to sweep him from power, had lost control of most of the country's oil and gas fields.

Many facilities were now controlled by regional families or provisional regional leaders opposed to Gaddafi's authority, Oettinger told a meeting of EU energy ministers.

"They have taken over control, they have taken away control from Gaddafi," he said.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

House Passes Patriot Act Extension–Now to Senate

The House of Representatives have passed a bill to extend provisions of the Patriot Act 275-144.  Mississippi’s representatives voted as follows:

Gregg Harper(R) voted FOR the extension.
Alan Nunnelee(R) voted FOR the extension.
Palazzo(R) voted FOR the extension.

Bennie Thompson voted AGAINST it.


Now Rand Paul, a man who was criticized by Democrats for being a racist hell bent on taking back his country seems to be the most vociferous opponent of the act in the Senate. 

Here is Paul’s Letter of Opposition to his Senate colleagues, and here is a video.

Opposition to Patriot Act

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sacrificing Liberty for Liberty

From the comments:

It's personal freedom, responsibility, and the right and willingness to fight for both, or the creeping road to total slavery.

There is no middle ground.

What you need is the ability to protect yourselves, not to forfeit that to government.

If everyone on a plane had a 6 inch knife in a sheath on his hip, a free, responsible man's mind, and knew the law would fall on his side if that knife were used out of necessity.

Does anyone think those hijackers would have succeeded?

Friday, November 5, 2010

The TSA: America’s Real Child Pornography/Molestation Machine by William L. Anderson

While the government has released the fuzzy photos of actual people who have been scanned by these machines, in reality the pictures are extremely clear. Furthermore, the people wearing Transportation Security Administration costumes each day examine both full frontal and rear pictures of the nude bodies of adults and children, even though it is against the law for anyone to look at a picture of a nude child on a computer screen, something that has landed many people in prison for long terms.

I am not joking. Moreover, people who decline to be photographed are then subjected to the "pat down" searches in which TSA employees rub their hands upon the genitals and breasts of women (on the outside of their clothing). What one needs to understand is that if one does that to another person in another setting, one can go to prison for sexual assault. In fact, one does not need even to touch any of those areas to be charged with child molestation.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thomas Sowell Hits the Nail on the Head Regarding Multi-Culturalism

Somebody eventually had to say it – and German chancellor Angela Merkel deserves credit for being the one who had the courage to say it out loud. Multiculturalism has "utterly failed."

"We kidded ourselves for a while," Chancellor Merkel said, but now it was clear that the attempt to build a society where people of very different languages and cultures could "live side-by-side" and "enjoy each other" has "failed, utterly failed."

Sowell says, “The multicultural dogma is that we are to "celebrate" all cultures, not change them. In other words, people who lag educationally or economically are to keep on doing what they have been doing – but somehow have better results in the future than in the past. And, if they don't have better results in the future, it is society's fault.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Can Politicians Help Us? – Kel Kelly

Kel Kelly says, “The only way politicians can really improve the economy — and our lives — is by (1) getting out of the way, and (2) undoing the policies they've previously implemented that hamper it.” helpful politician

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

A man who chooses between drinking a glass of milk and a glass of a solution of potassium cyanide does not choose between two beverages; he chooses between life and death. A society that chooses between capitalism and socialism does not choose between two social systems; it chooses between social cooperation and the disintegration of society.

Socialism is not an alternative to capitalism; it is an alternative to any system under which men can live as human beings. To stress this point is the task of economics as it is the task of biology and chemistry to teach that potassium cyanide is not a nutriment but a deadly poison.


The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man but one a subordinate clerk in a bureau.