Monday, February 28, 2011

Students treated like prisoners in LA

Is Los Angeles taking the lead in treating children like prisoners? The reason I ask this is that I’m listening to a radio show Dennis Prager at on the internet and they are reporting that in LA the schools want to fit their students with GPS devices to enforce attendance. My first reaction to this is that this is a horrid extension of government. First schools should be places children are enthusiastic about going. If they are not places where children want to go then there is something desperately wrong and there must be a change made in what is being done in schools so far as the instruction program.
© 2011 Vic Jones

Monday, February 21, 2011

Lesson 34 from The Hard Knocks School of Life

‘Social justice’ is the shibboleth used by those who envy achievers especially those achievers who have become rich. When someone says that they want ‘social justice’ they are looking for ways to hide their own envy and greed.
Justice is done when each person is able to direct his life as he wishes so long as he is not harming someone else. It is not justice at all to look at another person’s goods (or body) and say that if you can convince the government to give it to you that such is your right!

© 2011 Vic Jones

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Unusual Weather

It has been snowing all day where I live. Right now there is about three inches of accumulation on the steps leading to my apartment.  To understand how unusual that is you must understand that I have neighbors with an orange tree from which they usually get oranges.

Rain at this time of year would not be unusual nor would warm weather in the mid sixties (degrees Fahrenheit) but snow? This will be a record I'm sure.

(c) 2011 Vic Jones

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lesson 33 from The Hard Knocks School of Life

Persistence is more important in the scheme of life than inspiration or brilliance.
This is one of the hardest lessons of life to learn. It therefore bears much repetition. In simple parlance practice (persistence) makes perfect. Thus the writer or artist who works at his craft every day is better than the brilliant genius who waits for inspiration to hit.

This also applies to other areas. The man who has many skills but who does not go out every day to find a job (or refuses to take a job) will not usually be as successful as the man who works every day.

© 2011 Vic Jones

Monday, February 14, 2011

Current events 2/14/11

There is no such thing as state capitalism. Capitalism that is true capitalism relies on the broadest number of people having access to the ability to gain and create capital. State control is the opposite of this idea. Therefore there can be no such thing as state capitalism. Whenever the government enters a market it is like the largest business in the world seeking to establish a monopoly. And it is well known that monopolies create inferior products and service. After all if you only have one choice for the product or service why does its provider have any incentive to provide superior products or services?
© 2011 Vic Jones

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Lesson 32 from The Hard Knocks School of Life

A greedy man wants to be the only one making a profit.
Making a profit is not evil; indeed it (making a profit) is necessary to continued living. There are those who would say otherwise of course; but most of them can actually be counted as among the greedy. They want to be able to take the profit from those who invest their time and ingenuity to gain goods or make new ideas a reality.

It seems to me that often the most greedy person is the one who tries to convince the doers of society that their profits on their efforts are evil.

© 2011 Vic Jones

Wednesday, February 02, 2011


I’m still struggling with the concept that there is anything that is necessary and at the same time evil. My conclusion is yes there is and the best example I can come up with is still a government or government generically.
I’m sure you are asking how this can be possible. In order to understand that government is evil and yet necessary you have to accept the position that mankind is evil. That in general and generically we all tend toward doing things that are evil. Once you accept that and accept that government (which is made up of people) is evil as well but necessary to curtail the tendency of people to be evil then you can begin to accept that government is a necessary evil.

© 2011 Vic Jones

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