Tuesday, August 29, 2006

New Orleans and Katrina - One Year Later - Aug 29

Before we get started on that whole 'Katrina' thingy, I want to start us off right with some scripture, in particular from Matthew 24:38,39:

For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

You see friends, this world is not ready for God's terrible judgments. In the above, just substitute 'Noe entered into the ark' with 'Hurricane Katrina came' and you'll see what I mean:

For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Hurricane Katrina came, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

No, I don't think God Himself actually singled out New Orleans in particular, the truth is that any old city nowadays represents a modern 'Sodom and Gomorrah'. New Orleans was not ready when Katrina came. Will you be ready when the Son of Man comes?

Right then! Here is the 'On This Day' link from the BBC on Katrina.

President Bush was in the Gulf Coast (Biloxi, Miss.) yesterday giving speeches. While progress has been made, there is still a lot of work to do. Truth is, New Orleans will never be quite the same ever again.

From the CBC comes two picture galleries, the first one is sort of generic and the second concentrates on the hard-hit 9th Ward.

I have some other non-Katrina stuff that I think you'll enjoy reading as well:

Did you know that the 'toonie' is now TEN YEARS OLD! Man, this story makes me feel old.

Ernesto simply cannot make its mind up whether it wants to be a hurricane or not. They should have given this storm a feminine name instead (Eugenie? Eunice? Earlene?). Anyways, it's pouring buckets on Florida right now and is due to make an appearance in Southern Ontario right smack dab in the middle of the Labor Day weekend. I also found that there was some unprecedented co-operation between Cuban and American meteorologists over this storm. Signs of better things to come between the two countries? Maybe, but don't bet on it just yet.

Oh Angela, how do I love thee? The German Chancellor is pushing for some Christian context in the moribund EU constitution. I didn't know she was a PK (Pastor's kid). I guess it remains to be seen if Europe can regain and remember it's glorious Christian past and push back the dhimmification process that is occuring today.

In case you were wondering, the Russians are chin deep in inculcating Islam's hatred for the West, Israel and America in particular.

New World Odor Alert: How does a North American super-highway going from Canada through the U.S. to Mexico sound? It's not as far-fetched as you think.

Here's a funny video (runs 11:41) of Ricky Gervais riffing on the first three chapters of Genesis. Some profanity is included but hell, I laughed in spite of myself. Not for the easily offended though.

Mr. Johnny Cash

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