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Patterico's Pontifications » WaPo Publishes Scientific Evidence of Voter Fraud on a Massive Scale -- As Previously Predicted By This Here Very Blog

Professors at Old Dominion University find that 6.4% of non-citizens in the US voted in the 2008 elections. Patterico says that would be about 1.4 million votes. The researchers say the number of non-citizen votes could have given the Democrats the 60th seat necessary to pass Obamacare and changed the balance of power in the House. Photo ID blocked 1/4 of non-citizen voters; others might have been deterred had photo ID been more widespread at the time, or had there been tighter checks on registrations. Clinton's Motor Voter Act, and Democrat dominated states allowing illegals to obtain official ID likely facilitated illegal voting.

Mohler: Worldview undergirds culture, enables technological advances to contain disease

"But this should lead Americans, even as we are forewarned, about the fact that an Ebola cases has happened here, this should also lead Americans to be very thankful for a public health apparatus, an entire public health system that is attribute to the achievement of human civilization. And as Christians, we are mindful of the fact that that kind of social system requires a certain worldview to undergird the entire culture. You take away the worldview, you take away the social cohesion, you take away the culture, and that means you also take away the public health system. I for one look at the news coming out of Texas and I am fairly reassured that American health authorities can indeed handle this challenge. If I were elsewhere in the world, I wouldn't have that kind of confidence. And for that reason, we need to recognize that confidence is hard-won; and we also need to remember that it can be quickly lost."

For smart growth, not all density is created equal | Better! Cities & Towns Online

You don't need high-rise apartment complexes to see the environmental benefits of increased density. The 20 to 60 homes-per-acre of historic urban neighborhoods is plenty dense (marginal improvement in environmental parameters declines starting at 20 and disappears above 60 per acre) and is more comfortable for pedestrians and appealing to residents and visitors.

"After extensive study of how humans behave in different kinds of environments, [architect Jan] Gehl has concluded that the most comfortable building height for urban pedestrians is between 12.5 and 25 meters, or about three to six stories.  (See the excellent discussion in Li Teng, Human Scale Development....)  Could that be part of why people love these historic city districts so much?"

The author provides photos of new transit-oriented developments like Fruitvale in Oakland, California, and Bethesda Row in Bethesda, Maryland, that meet these criteria with low-rise buildings.

Why We Neglect Our Bibles | Desiring God | John Piper

"I think I can say from experience, from history, and from the Bible: Every Christian needs more spiritual food than one meal a week. That doesn't work physically; it doesn't work spiritually. Temptations are too relentless. Doubt is too frequent. Satan is too active. Tribulations are too heavy. Conflicts are too many. Emotions are too volatile. Perplexities are too difficult. Faith, hope, and love are too threatened, to think I can deal with these all week long simply from one word I got on Sunday. I can't do it. And I don't think anybody can."

Total Sorority Move | Is it Possible That There Is Something In Between Consensual Sex And Rape...And That It Happens To Almost Every Girl Out There?

And this, my son, is why you should never be alone with a girl until your wedding night:

"I didn't really feel I'd been violated, though part of me knew I had. I wasn't mad. I wasn't hurt. I didn't want vengeance. I didn't even feel weird around him soon after. I didn't feel much of anything. I certainly didn't feel like I'd been raped. But what had happened the night prior was not consensual sex, and I didn't like it. I wanted the flirting. I wanted the kissing. I wanted the sleepover. But I didn't want to go all the way. And that's very hard to explain to a man who is just as drunk as you are."

How To Get Things Done | Challies Dot Com

First in a series on personal productivity from a Christian perspective, featuring a short catechism on productivity.

Windows audio patch for Dorling Kindersley DK software

If you're trying to run an old educational CD-ROM game by Dorling Kindersley (DK) on Windows XP, you'll probably see an error message like this:

"Sound Software is not installed properly or has been disabled" or "1058 Sound Decompression Software not installed properly".

There's a patch to fix the problem. It's available through Global Software Publishing's support website. (GSP bought the DK Interactive Learning back catalog.) Here is a direct link to the DK audio patch file.

David Suchet: Recording the NIV Bible is my legacy | Christian News on Christian Today

Famous for his long-running role as Hercule Poirot, Suchet came to Christian faith after reading Romans 8 in a hotel room in 1986. In this interview, he speaks of the effect of reading the entire Bible aloud on his own faith and devotional habits, and how he dealt with the genealogical sections:

"For me the big challenge was Chronicles - it's filled with numbers, families, names and tribes, and I just thought how am I going to get through this? And then I realised that behind every name was a human being with a life, so I told myself not to rush it, to remember that it would have originally been read out loud to people who would have known those people, and it would have meant a lot to them, so it should to me too! These people had families and lives, just like you and I do."

Byte Magazine, March 1977, Star Trek game in BASIC

I remember sitting at my family's TRS-80 Model 1 and carefully typing in every line of this 399-line program by David Price of Midlothian, Virginia. You had to travel through the galaxy, use your long- and short-range sensors to find and destroy Klingon ships without getting destroyed yourself or running out of fuel. The end of the article addresses the lack of a standard for BASIC, which meant the reader would have to make adjustments in the code to account for variations in syntax for program control and data structures. Wikipedia has an article on the history of the game and its variants.

Tony Hancock: Funny man - Profiles - People - The Independent

A rambling essay on the life, comedy, and decline of the star of the 1950s sitcom which became "the yardstick against which all subsequent British sitcoms have been measured." Trying to escape what he saw as an artistic box, he ditched the writers and supporting actors who had made his star shine, then sunk into self-pity as their careers soared and his floundered.


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