Category Archives: Oracle

Predicate relations or join on clause

Some of my friends vehemently prefer the SQL-89 predicate relations definition of joins. Some of my friend vehemently perfer the SQL-92 “join on” clause, aka ANSI joins (which always puzzles me since I think both are defined in ANSI standards.) … Continue reading

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Temporary? Sewage from the Washington Post

The Washington Post has slyly entered the liberal media campaign against D. Rump (take the pledge to *NOT* give his full name social media hits as well as to document whence come his policy proposals) by temporarily publishing a cartoon … Continue reading

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#SyrianRefugees

So how much would it cost to house 50,000 Syrian immigrants in luxury for as long as it takes to be sure they are safe? Nothing, compared to our humanity. This entire issue is being presented as an either/or “I’m … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I’ll be saying Merry Christmas, perhaps as early as the start of Advent. I might also toss in a Happy Holidays now and then and the only reason I won’t say “Happy Hanukah” to my Jewish Friends is I can’t … Continue reading

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Improved #IranDeal

The existing #IranDeal proposed by the Obama administration for approval by congress involves a considerable amount of questionable verification procedures. For the moment, let us assume the verifications will all work and even that Iran will make no attempt to … Continue reading

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IRAN “Deal” is a plan for IRAN to have nukes within a dozen years

The Iran “Deal” trading a removal of economic sanctions (which make it difficult economically for Iran to pursue development of nuclear weapons and delivery mechanisms) for the promise of a delay in developing nuclear weapons by Iran is a short … Continue reading

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Short and sweet: What do you think of when you hear “Republicans?”

Oddly this was a discussion topic on Amazon. Most of it was vitriol from folks who have been schooled to hate Republicans. As a Republican, I know we get a bad rap and often our predominant touted feature is a … Continue reading

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