Daily Archives: June 23, 2015


Podcast About Bernie Sanders in Iowa

Home of the Brave has a Podcast About Bernie Sanders in Iowa.

Home of the Brave is a podcast by Peabody Award winning producer Scott Carrier. Each week, new stories from the archives, the road, and the end of the world.

I found it to be an interesting podcast consisting of a Bernie Sanders speech in Iowa, and then some interviews with people who attended those speeches.

Here is one of the pictures from the web site.

Bernie Sanders supporters at  the UAW union hall in Marshalltown, Iowa, July 13, 2015.

Bernie Sanders supporters at the UAW union hall in Marshalltown, Iowa, July 13, 2015.

Thanks to RomoloR for sending me the link to this podcast.


Why big open-source projects are fleeing SourceForge’s free software hub

PC World has the article Why big open-source projects are fleeing SourceForge’s free software hub.

SourceForge’s distasteful junkware-pushing antics have soured open-source projects on the one-time free software titan.

Distasteful is putting it mildly. I am glad I saw this article. I thought SourceForge was a brand that could be trusted. I am glad I found out about this. I have managed to pick up some junkware that I just noticed and eliminated. It’s hard to know where I got it. It’s been on my computer for quite a while. If you see stij.exe running on your computer, it is easy to get rid of without buying software removal tools that you don’t know if you can trust. The trick is to boot your computer in safe mode so that stij.exe is not running when you try to delete it.


15 Ways Bill Clinton’s White House Failed America and the World

Naked Capitalism has published the article 15 Ways Bill Clinton’s White House Failed America and the World.

But for more than a year before Hillary Clinton launched her latest presidential campaign, Bill Clinton has been selectively telling media outlets that he made some mistakes as president and might have acted otherwise. He’s even tried to recast actual events and been taken to task by fact-checkers who recall his leading role in what became major crises, such as the 2008 global financial implosion.

Here is the list of items you can read about in the article.

1. Prison-loving president.
2. Punitive welfare reform.
3. Wall Street’s Deregulator-in-Chief.
4. Gutted manufacturing via trade agreements.
5. No LGBT equality: Defense of Marriage Act.
6. Expanded the war on drugs.
7. Expanded the death penalty.
8. Returned to Cold War priorities.
9. Joycelyn Elders and the culture war.
10. Turning Lincoln Bedroom into fundraising condo.
11. Bombed Sudanese pharmaceutical plant.
12. Doubled down on Iraq sanctions.
13. Political smears: Sistah Souljah.
14. Knew about coming Rwandan genocide.
15. Escalated America’s foreign drug wars.

Just to pick one item at random, 2. Punitive welfare reform, at the time he did this, I thought that he might get away with putting lifetime limits on welfare benefits during a booming economic bubble, but what is going to happen to people when the bubble bursts? Well, now we know. This man had absolutely no ability to care about the consequences of his actions as long as the consequences were some one else’s problem.

Maybe the Clinton’s could stand to read another article that Naked Capitalism published, Bill Black: A Harvard Don is Enraged that Pope Francis is “Opposed to the World Economic Order”

Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

Jesus’ answer – the answer the young man thought he wished to receive more than anything in the world – the secret of eternal life, causes the young man great distress.

But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

The young man rejects eternal life because he cannot bear the thought of giving his “great possessions” to “the poor.”

The Clinton’s seem to have done a good job of amassing great wealth since Bill Clinton left office. Do you think he is foreseeing this consequence in his afterlife? It is not that I have turned into a religious believer, it’s that the Clintons claim to be believers.