Your Questions About Good Quotes About Achieving Goals

Betty asks…

A good SQL Manager in which statements would actually work?

[This question is divided into 2 part: The first one, above the line, says about one SQL statement which I had tried to execute and had no luck with it, and the second part, beneath the line, says about another statement which also brought me no success]

I have a following problem:

My iPhone 3GS running on iOS 4.0.1 had problems with making outgoing calls. The only way to solve this problem was to restore iPhone to its factory settings. As it’s obvious to iPhone owners, doing so I lost things such as my SMS messages history. I was able to retrieve the sms.db file from the backup by adding the *.db extension to a numerically named file containing the Whole SMS history.

What I have now are 2 such SMS databases: The retrieved one and the one with new messages already on the phone. What I would like to do is to merge data from these 2 databases into one, single file (for the purpose of my goal my iPhone is, obviosly, jailbroken). In order to achieve this, I tried to use the SQL Database Browser 2.0 b1: I added the “message” table containing all the information important to me from the newer sms.db into the older one, calling it “message2” (that worked fine). But when I tried to execute the following statement:

INSERT INTO message (ROWID, address, date, text, flags, replace, svc center, group id, association id, height, UIFlags, version, subject, country, headers, recipient)
SELECT field1, field2, field3, field4, field5, field6, field7, field8, field9, field10, field11, field12, field13, field14, field15, field16, field17
FROM message2

the program got hung up on “NOT RESPONDING”. Then (working on the file with the “message2” table added already) I tried to use the very same statement in the SQLite Manager plug-in for Firefox. There, however, I received a prompt about probably incorrect syntax which, after the “FROM message2” part, said:

[ near “center”; syntax error ]
Exception Name: NS_ERROR_FAILURE
Exception Message: Component returned failure code: 0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE)

Could anyone tell me what’s wrong with the above statement that it returns such a a failure an tell me, if possible, what I should do to make it work?

I also checked if I could at least manually add a single record with certain values in columns executing statement:

INSERT INTO message (ROWID, address, date, text, flags, replace, svc center, group id, association id, height, UIFlags, version, subject, country, headers, recipient)
VELUES (appropriate values separated with commas, numbers and the + sign entered without the quotes, texts within the quotes)

but with this I received the very same error prompt as with the previous statement. Could anyone tell me what the hell is wrong here? The statements I tried to use are the essential ones, and they should work in each and every SQL Manager/Editor. I just don’t get it what’s wrong

richmama answers:

Column names cannot have spaces, that is the syntax error
try changing svc center to [svc center] or ‘svc center’

Chris asks…

I need to better understand the meaning behind this quote.?

“Some people see things that are, and say why? I see things that never were and say why not,” stated by Robert Kennedy.

After learning a whole year about “The American Dream,” I must relate this to The American Dream. I believe that the second part of the quote means that if people didn’t think why not and set goals to achieve there would be no American Dream. What I don’t understand is the beginning of the quote.

richmama answers:

I hope this quote will answer your dilemma:

draws the soul
from the
that is seen
to what
is beyond,
always kindles
the desire
for the hidden
what is perceived.”

— St. Gregory of Nyssa

The insight of the first part of the quote is primarily about the CONCEPT OF CHANGE. People see things as they are and, stagnant as these things may be, they say “why change it?”

Kennedy, in turn, saw the “desire for the hidden through what is perceived” in saying that “why not?”

I hope this helps. God Bless!

Laura asks…

Why Doesn’t the Media Interrogate Tea Partiers’ Beliefs?

The media’s enduring, and understandable, fascination with the Tea Party movement continues unabated, as this weekend’s coverage demonstrates. Unfortunately, what appear to be false notions of objectivity—or perhaps a lack of interest in policy—is preventing that coverage from illuminating what the movement actually represents and what it would do if empowered.

Case in point: the Associated Press just published a 2,300 word stemwinder examining how and why a variety of individuals became involved in the Tea Party movement without once asking what precisely the platform consists of. It tells you the back stories of representative Tea Partiers, dutifully quotes their antipathy toward government, taxes, and deficit spending, and their horror at the accusation that they are motivated by racial animus. But the reporter seems never to have posed any serious questions about what tradeoffs they would make to achieve their stated goals.

There are only two ways to balance a budget in the red: raising taxes, which Tea Partiers vehemently oppose, and cutting spending. But what spending should be cut? Defense and veterans spending, which accounts for 54 percent of the federal budget? It would be pretty hard to merge that with the Republicans’ foreign-policy-hawk wing. Entitlement spending such as Social Security and Medicare? Good luck winning elections with that platform. Discretionary domestic spending is the favorite target of fiscal conservatives. But when it comes to specifics, suddenly every program seems worthier than when demonized in the collective abstract. Which politician wants to cut spending on Homeland Security? Education for students with special needs? (Surely not Sarah Palin!)

“Concerned Americans trying to find their voices, and a way to channel their disgust,” the AP earnestly reports. “To hear what motivates them is to begin to understand what’s going on in American politics in 2010.” But what if what motivates them is ignorance? A CBS/New York Times poll showed that 44 percent of Tea Partiers believe their taxes have gone up under President Obama, and only 2 percent believed they have gone down, even though, in fact, Obama has cut taxes. Might that be worth bringing to bear? Maybe we should even ask the Tea Partiers whether they are aware of the reality on taxes and if that changes their views

richmama answers:

Since when is it the job of the media to “interrogate” anyone? Their job is to report news..facts.

Where is your same zeal with ACORN?

All of the sudden regular folks paying taxes tired of being dissed by their representatives and grouping together to voice their opinion is somehow terrifying to liberals. Why is excersising free speech scare liberals so much? Why does peaceful assmebly terrify liberals?

All I heard during the Bush years was that dissent was patriotic. Now Dissent is “dangerous”. Make up your minds, stick to something. Liberals scream at any opposition and then turn to discredit, smear and blatantly lie about any opposition.

You cant even tell me what the platform is other than what MSNBC or Huff-Po puts out through the WH press Sec.

Susan asks…

What did Sheikh Sudais have to say about the Rally behind Palestine….?

MAKKAH: In his Friday speech yesterday, Imam of the Grand Mosque Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais appealed to international bodies to take steps to ensure an immediate cease-fire in Gaza and condemned state-sponsored terrorism against innocent people.

“On behalf of all Muslims in the world we call on the international community and other organizations to immediately stop this Zionist terrorism,” Al-Sudais said.

He further urged all Muslim countries to rally behind the Palestinians and offer them help.

Addressing the Palestinians, he said, “Brothers in faith, be optimistic, you will be victorious with the help of Allah. Dawn breaks after the darkness of the night.

Relief will come after the misery,” he said. Quoting a verse from the Holy Qur’an, he said, “So lose not heart, nor fall into despair, for you will gain mastery if you are true in faith.”

He added that the Prophet (peace be upon him) asked the believers to be patient and optimistic at times of hardships. “The great prophets of Islam achieved their goals against all odds with their optimism, hope, patience, strong faith and prayers.”

He told the people of Gaza that the Hijrah new year, which began on Dec. 28, was the right occasion to keep their hopes alive. “Let us begin the new year of the Hijrah calendar hoping for good news because the blessed Hijrah of the Prophet (pbuh) inspired the succeeding generations with optimism and hope for great achievements,” he said.

He also underscored the significance of Muharram, the first month of the new year. “It was in Muharram that Allah’s Messenger Musa (pbuh) achieved victory over the mighty tyrant Pharaoh,” he said. He also commended the efforts of the Saudi government and people to help Gazans.

In his sermon at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, Sheikh Salah Al-Budair expresses grief over the pitiable state of Muslims in Palestine where people are being massacred, buildings destroyed and lands grabbed by Israel.

He stressed the need for greater unity and mutual support and called on the believers to offer all possible assistance to the people of Gaza. “Is it befitting to the Muslims, who are the largest in the world in terms of population and richest in resources, to throw their brethren to the mercy of a bunch of wolfish Jews?” Sheikh Al-Budair said, adding that the “world is being ruled by a jungle law.” He told the Muslims to unite because “it is the duty of people of Islam to strengthen themselves with mutual support so that they can protect their land, holy places and religion particularly at times of calamities and disasters.”

richmama answers:

May Allaah preserve Shaykh Sudayis, Imaam of Masjid al Haraam in Makkah and professor in Usool al Fiqh at Umm al Quraa university…a government school, fully funded by the Saudi Government. The same government that issued a decree kingdom wide for Qunoot to be made for the Ghazzah brothers and sisters and against the oppressors.

Read more on the situation from the Scholars:

Shaykh al-Khudayr:

Shaykh al-Khudayr on the Palestinian Crisis

Shaykh Abdullaah alUbaylaan:

On the situation of the Muslims in Gaza: Shaykh Ubaylaan

The permanent committee of Senior Scholars:

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