Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Steve Stavro 1927 - 2006 - Apr 26

It is unusual to kick off a post with sports, but I think in this case it's a little different. Steve Stavro, born in Macedonia, has passed away. Mr. Stavro loved the city of Toronto with all of his heart. He was one of those archetypes, a gentleman of a bygone era, who put his money where his mouth is. Although he will be known as a VIP within the Leafs organization, the truth of the matter is that Mr. Stavro was a noted philanthropist and horse lover as well. The only other Toronto personality whom I can think of who came close to sharing his stature was the late Johnny Lombardi. Both men were special. Both men will be missed.

It appears our PM is in a bit of a bind nowadays as the Conservatives try to figure out correct protocol when dealing with Canada's fallen heroes. Should the flag be lowered or not? Should the media be allowed to cover the return of our glorious dead? I think the gov't is correct on the flag issue but is wrong to muzzle the media. This is a debate that can probably go on forever. I don't like raw sensationalism nor do I particularly care for petty politics. That's just how I see it.

Here is Robert Spencer on those bombings that occurred in Egypt. As well, learn a new word: jahiliyyah. It means the 'Age of Ignorance', that is, all that preceded the Prophet Mo and Islam. In other words, anything that existed prior to the advent of Islam is regarded as trash by the Muslims. This therefore includes much of Egyptian archaeology, and I'm guessing, the Bible as well. Very tolerant, no?

News from GFA about the recent crisis in Nepal. It's becoming pretty hairy for believers and pastors there so if you have a chance lift them up with prayer. It sounds like they'll need it.

First Osama, now Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has crawled out from under his rock to vex, harass and otherwise annoy us. Think along the lines of the anti-Jon Stewart.

The KSA and Kuwait are stepping up with funds to give to Hamas to meet payroll. The famous saying, 'A buck short and a day late' comes to mind.

It was twenty years ago today! But sorry, it wasn't Sgt. Pepper teaching the Lonely Hearts Club Band how to play. No, it was Chernobyl, the greatest civilian nuclear disaster ever. The name still invokes fear and horror, a reminder of man's awesome power running wild, destroying many.

That's it for today, I'm off to see the Colts even the series at two games apiece at the Barrie Molson Centre.

The Man in Black

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