SQLite Code Rules

https://sqlite.org/codeofethics.html

The Founder of SQLite I heard was forced to put up a “Code of Conduct” and put up an interesting one. I had never heard of this. I was reading at PJMEDIA how a knitting site Ravelry has decided to take all things Trump from their site because it was deemed to be too unwoken. In the discussion a reference was made to SQLite founder’s code. It surprised me. How did he ever get away with this?

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Conrad Black Writes a Manifesto

Mark Steyn interviews Conrad Black on his new book,  Canadian Manifesto. It’s a fun interview with a lot of historical references. Conrad Black posits that if the US would have stayed with Britain, the US could have controlled the British Empire. He also shared that Canada was offered the British West Indies after World War I but said no thanks. The interview is about an hour.

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2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Slogans

These are real. 

  1. Bennet “Building Opportunity Together”
  2. Biden “Our Best Days Still Lie Ahead”
  3. de Blasio “Working People First”
  4. Booker “We Rise”
  5. Bullock “A Fair Shot for Everyone”
  6. Buttigieg “A Fresh Start for America”
  7. Castro “One Nation. One Destiny”
  8. Delany “Focus on the Future”
  9. Gabbard “Lead with Love”
  10. Gillibrand “Brave Wins”
  11. Gravel “No More Wars”
  12. Harris “For The People”
  13. Hickenlooper “Come Together”
  14. Inslee “Our Moment”
  15. Klobuchar “Amy for America”
  16. Messam “Wayne for America”
  17. Moulton “Seth Moulton for America”
  18. Beto “We’re All in This Together”
  19. Ryan “Our Future is Now”
  20. Sanders “Not Me. Us.”
  21. Swalwell “Go Big. Be Bold. Do Good.”
  22. Warren “We Will Rebuild the Middle Class. We Persist. Win With Warren.”
  23. Williamson “Join the Evolution”
  24. Yang “Humanity First”

Please pick the “Gold”, “Silver”,  and “Bronze” of the slogans. If you can please explain what some of the mean because I don’t get some of them.

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Who will win the first Democratic Presidential Debate?

There are so many candidates and the only way I see for the lesser known ones to get recognised is by attacking Biden. I also think there will be an outrage Olympics. They will vie for the position of most indignant. Slavery will be on the ballot in 2020 so that will be covered. I think they will be against it.

Can anyone think of one candidate who has the experience of running anything big? I don’t think being a part of a group on the outs is enough. The first whatever president shouldn’t be the real issue but it is.

It will be fun to see the nicknames after the first debate. Trump has a talent for this.

I am going with Elizabeth Warren as the winner. I think she has the anger down.

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Ratburger TV Will Not Cover SC Dem Convention Live

The decision has been made for Ratburger TV to stand in solidarity with C-Span, CNN, and FOX who were excluded from telecasting live the South Carolina Democratic Convention. Only MSNBC is allowed to do the live broadcast.

Here is a quote from the Washington Examiner.

In a first, only one TV outlet — MSNBC — will be allowed to deliver live coverage of Saturday’s South Carolina Democratic Convention where 21 presidential candidates are expected to speak, drawing heated complaints from other networks.

C-SPAN, which has never been denied live coverage of a state convention in the network’s 40 years, has reluctantly pulled out of the convention and other weekend events sponsored by the party. CNN has filed a complaint. Fox will also be barred from providing live coverage to its viewers.

Funny that they didn’t mention Ratburger TV.

(H/T Instapundit.com)

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Monday Meals 19-6-17: Edamame

https://www.flickr.com/photos/zesmerelda/

Edamame are soybeans that are boiled or steamed. You pop them out of their pods into your mouth. They are a great snack. Usually they are salted. Recently I have bought the frozen ones since they aren’t in season yet. Mmm, they are good.

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Stationery

Since I have come to Japan I have found stationery stores to be fun. It is because Japanese are really into handwriting and have some of the best pens and pencils on the planet. I remember buying a mechanical pencil that advanced the lead in a new way. Instead of clicking the top one shook the whole pen. There is some neat stuff.

Not that I would ever need it but correcting things have gone through various stages. The first was the white liquid that dried to write over it. The second was a little correction tape cartridge to cover over the mistake. The third was a small roll of Post-it like paper to cover things and writing on the paper. Now, people use a new type of pen with ink that disappears when you rub it. The increase in temperature causes this.

The other thing different about Japan compared to America is the prevalence of plastic sheets put under paper so it is easier to write. Often these sheets have cartoon characters or decorative designs. English has such a simple written language that there is no need for these whereas Japanese characters can have a lot of details and need a better writing surface.

Little children love erasers. And the erasers can be made in any shape. I like the sushi shaped ones myself. (Just to look at.) The kids collect these. When I was young I remember three type of erasers, pink, an eraser with two ends for ink and pencil, and the crumbly art eraser not this.

Have you been to a stationery store recently?

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Be a Good Child Day

It is early Father’s Day here. Way before there was ever a Father’s Day there was a command to honor your father and mother. This is not a command to be a good parent but to be a good child. In fact in life, one has to live with the parents one is dealt. They can be incredibly good or bad. If you have won the “lottery of life”, realize you are lucky where others have not been. But back to the point of this post. You can’t pick your parents but you can decide if you will be a good child. You can treat people with respect and kindness for the good they have done. And you can treat people with respect and kindness when they have not been so good.

How are you going to be a good child today? If your father is living, do you make the call today? If your father is no longer with you, what do you do to honor the memory?

For me I will remember all the things that my father did to make me smile. Maybe I will have a tuna fish sandwich, for he loved eating those.

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Sarah Sanders is Leaving at the End of the Month

Being Press Secretary is tough and probably tougher for a working mom. I am glad she is going to get some rest and away from Washington. She did a great job.

The left wants to destroy anyone even a nice mother like Sarah Sanders. The garbage she has had to put up with just shows how terrible the left has gotten. They truly have no shame anymore.

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