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Entergy, Miss. Power make a stronger state

Editor, I am writing in response to your article “It’s Legal in Some States” in your October 3rd issue regarding community support by energy companies, specifically Entergy and Mississippi Power. Energy companies are regulated and limited to how much profit they can make so it isn’t as if they can base their giving back to the community on their profits ...

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Consumers deserve protection

On Oct. 3, 2010, Mississippi Business Journal editorial (“Payday loans won’t go away”) described payday lending as a “scheme.” Well, we would agree. But we would also describe these loans as “predatory” and “debt traps.” And the Women’s Fund of Mississippi is not alone in our disdain for payday lending. In 2006, the Department of Defense issued a report to ...

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Payday perception not reality

The payday lending industry has a perception problem. As a payday lender myself, I realize that there are people in the community where I live and work who believe payday loans are a last resort financial option used only by the desperate. The people who think this have never taken out a payday loan. They have never visited my store ...

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Garbage from ‘left’ rag

Editor, Almost two years into Nobama term and it’s still Bush’s fault  (Poll: Republicans more unpopular than Democrats, 09/24/10)!???  … Why should I or my wife and son excel, produce, study hard and work only to provide for those who languish and beg for handouts and fail to achieve yet be guaranteed by this prezz they get free healthcare, extended ...

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Tired of lazy Democrats

Editor, I loved the part of this article (Poll: Republicans more unpopular than Democrats, 09/24/10) that states Democrats are worried the GOP-run Congress would return the country to the days of government shutdowns and attempts to privatize Social Security. I hope they do! That was why this country was founded. To limit government. To have a free society. I am ...

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MBJ should keep digging

In the Kemper hearings, the Sierra Club’s counsel, Robert Wiygul, argued that the rate hike that would result from the Kemper plant should not be withheld from the public. But he did not prevail. Sadly, we were almost on the road to avoiding a 45-square-mile strip mine of the headwaters of the Pascagoula and a “new” coal plant, when two ...

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Solar energy is not as expensive as you think

Editor, In response to your story about lawmakers skepticism of solar energy (08/30/2010), many people think that installing a solar panel will cost too much money, but in reality, materials are relatively inexpensive and can be found easily. You’re going to have to get equipment for the solar panel, which is difficult. Some elements will have to be copper wire, ...

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Choice of hospitals is best for Madison County

Editor, I want a choice. I have been following the CON for several months. I have moved here from Tennessee and watched the same thing transpire in Memphis, Germantown, Collierville and Olive Branch, Miss. The main thing I can say is competition is good.  It will make HMA step up to the plate and perform the way that it should ...

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What’s good for the alien is good for the employer

Editor, If (State Sen. Lee Yancy) is so gung-ho about about immigration laws being “a matter of national security and public safety” and wants legislation “similar to the Arizona law combating illegal immigration,” how does he feel about punishing corporations like Howard Industries for hiring illegal aliens? Some of these Mississippi lawmakers are such hippocrits on this issue. They want ...

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No CON for St. Dominic

Editor, No to St Dominic. They under-staff nurses, and watch out when you get close to being vested — they will find a way to get rid of you and then report you to the nursing board for a paper error it has nothing to do with the care of patients. I am not a nurse a former patient and ...

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