Detroit Automakers Bailout – Criminally Stupid

Over the last few weeks, the Big 3 automobile manufacturers based in Detroit (GM, Ford, Chrysler) have been pleading for a government bailout.‚  The Detroit automakers say that they need a bailout because the credit crisis has impacted their businesses.‚  Of course, idiotic management might have had something to do with it: top executives at all three companies notoriously flew to request federal bailout funds from Congress in their private jets.‚ … read more “Detroit Automakers Bailout – Criminally Stupid”

Bailout Debt Crushes U.S. Taxpayers

I found this interesting bit on ESPN.com’s TMQ column about the bailout debt and how it is rapidly skyrocketing.‚  TMQ summarizes some other news sources findings about what has been occurring with the money given to all these corporations by our government.

” On Nov. 24, the Washington Post calculated the total cost of the bailout-a-rama may rise to $2.8 trillion, though the figure includes guarantees for loans that may end up being repaid, thus reducing the final tab.read more “Bailout Debt Crushes U.S. Taxpayers”

Multiculturalism: Feminists Great Mistake

Feminists have made amazing strides for women’s rights in the last couple of centuries in America.‚  Women are now equal to men in the eyes of the law.‚  Women have all the same rights that men do: the right to vote, own property, speak freely in public, etc.‚  Glass ceilings in many areas have been shattered from schools to board rooms.‚ … read more “Multiculturalism: Feminists Great Mistake”

MIT Courses Online

If you read my blog and never take away anything but this, I will be happy that my efforts have not gone to waste:

Use the MIT Open Courses.‚  http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/courses/courses/index.htm

MIT (one of the most prestigious universities in the world) has made their entire course selection available to read and work through online.‚  I personally am using it to refresh and grow my business knowledge, using their Sloan School of Management courses.… read more “MIT Courses Online”

Consumer Credit Card Debt

Consumer credit card debt is going to be the next big area for massive banking problems.‚  The economic downturn is pushing unemployment rates up and many of these people who have lost their jobs will start having difficulties meeting their minimum credit card payments and will default.‚  Of course, banks charge such ridiculously high interest rates on credit card debt that they may be able to make money even with extremely high default rates.‚ … read more “Consumer Credit Card Debt”

How to Insert Data into a Table In SQL Server Management Studio

To insert data into a table in SQL Server Management Studio, you can use the following sample insert code.‚  I have included my notes on how the functions work using comments prefaced by — in the SQL.

–I have created a simple table for us to work with below:
create table Calendar
(
dateid int NOT NULL Primary Key identity(1,1),
month int NOT NULL constraint CK_zeroTOtwelve Check(month > 0 AND 12 > month),
date int NOT NULL constraint CK_zeroTOthirty Check(date > 0 AND 31 > DATE),
hour int NOT NULL constraint CK_zeroTOtwentyfour Check(hour > 0 and 25 > hour)
)

–The actual code for inserting data into the Calendar table we created above is as follow:
insert into calendar
(month, date, hour) –state which columns are going to be inserted into.‚ … read more “How to Insert Data into a Table In SQL Server Management Studio”