Author Archives: rgsaltman

Gerrymandering in the 2013/14 US House of Representatives

This post is available in 3 formats. 1. For the Word Doc version, click on Gerrymandering and then “Open.”  (Document and tables are easiest to read) 2. For the Google Drive version (using Chrome), click here. 3. The document is also below. … Continue reading

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You Can’t Be Christian and Jewish Simultaneously

On Sunday, January 19, 2014, The Washington Post Magazine published a “first person” article by Lon Solomon, now pastor of the McLean Bible Church in McLean, Virginia.  Mr. Solomon, who was born to Jewish parents, stated in the article that … Continue reading

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Maryland’s New Voting Technology

Maryland’s Touch-Screen Voting System Will Have a Paper Trail In 2016, Maryland will adopt a new voting system that provides for a paper audit trail. The current system is Direct Recording Electronic (DRE), which does not employ any paper whatsoever. … Continue reading

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BUY/READ MY LATEST BOOK: Sacred Humanism Without Miracles: Responding to the New Atheists

Published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2012. Praise for the book: http://sacredhumanism.net/praise-for-the-book/ 8 Essential Points: http://sacredhumanism.net/8-essential-points/ Roy G. Saltman, the author, is a retired computer scientist.  He recalls his first brush with religious dogma:  in 1938, when he was six years old and playing … Continue reading

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BUY/READ MY BOOK–The History and Politics of Voting Technology: In Search of Integrity and Public Confidence

Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2006 Roy G. Saltman, the author, is an independent consultant who previously published two reports on contemporaneous issues in this field for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  His first report for NIST was sponsored by the Congressional agency … Continue reading

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Letter to California Voter Foundation

5025 Broken Oak Lane Columbia, MD 21044 Jan. 15, 2013 Kim Alexander, President California Voter Foundation PO Box 189277 Sacramento, CA 95818 Dear Ms. Alexander, This letter is prompted by the content of the letter signed by you and 28 … Continue reading

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Letter to Senator Schumer on Federal Elections

Jan. 10, 2013 Senator Charles Schumer, Chairman US Senate Committee on Rules and Administration 305 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Schumer: I am writing to you because of your committee’s responsibility for Federal elections. We need … Continue reading

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New Atheists Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris are wrong

(1) Richard Dawkins is wrong when he states in The God Delusion (303) that “even mild and moderate religion helps to provide the climate of faith in which extremism naturally flourishes.”      * Dawkins is wrong to stigmatize religion because extremists … Continue reading

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New Atheist Sam Harris Is Wrong

(1) Sam Harris is wrong when he states in The End of Faith (21) that “religious moderation appears to be nothing more than an unwillingness to fully submit to God’s laws.”  Harris apparently knows God’s desires as well as any … Continue reading

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New Atheist Christopher Hitchens Was Wrong

(1) Christopher Hitchens was wrong when he stated in god Is Not Great (102) that the “Hebrew Bible” is the same as the “Pentateuch.”      * Hitchens was wrong because the Hebrew Bible consists of three parts, the Law (which … Continue reading

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