Twenty years ago today, on September 26, 2002, the Senegalese ferry Le Joola sank with the loss of an estimated 1,863 lives. That means it cost more lives than the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Only 64 survivors were found. That makes it the second-worst non-military maritime disaster in history, surpassed only by the… Continue reading Remembering Africa’s worst maritime tragedy
Most knowledgeable commenters have said, until now, that the USA, one of the most fertile and productive agricultural nations on earth, would be insulated to at least some extent from the famine that is increasingly impacting every nation on this planet. However, lack of water and “truly biblical” swarms of insects may mean we… Continue reading Food shortages may hit the USA much harder than we expected
I posted my initial reaction yesterday to the shooting of 21 people, including 19 children, at Uvalde on Tuesday. Since then, a lot has emerged that’s deeply troubling, to say the least. The first point at issue is the conduct of local police in response to the incident. There’s video shot at the scene… Continue reading The Uvalde shooting: what we’re learning is deeply troubling
Thoughts, prayers and support go out to the bereaved of Uvalde. For parents and siblings to lose sons and daughters, brothers and sisters like that, particularly at so early an age, is tragic beyond description. May God give the survivors what comfort they are able to receive, and accept the souls of the dead… Continue reading The Uvalde shooting: a tragedy with some strange elements
As a pastor, I ran into several cases of SIDS – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Every one was tragic. The parents sometimes went to pieces emotionally, blaming themselves, blaming God, unable to accept that their otherwise perfectly normal, healthy baby had gone to sleep and never woken up again. Some were able to recover… Continue reading Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) – is this the cause?
Every Saturday, I usually post a snippet from a book I’m writing, or a book I’ve recently read that appealed to me. However, this morning I’d like to do something different. Last Wednesday, March 2nd, was Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting and repentance marking the first day of the season of Lent for… Continue reading Saturday Snippet
After COVID-19 and the Ukraine war, behold – climate change rears its ugly head again! Deadly with extreme weather now, climate change is about to get so much worse. It is likely going to make the world sicker, hungrier, poorer, gloomier and way more dangerous in the next 18 years with an “unavoidable” increase in… Continue reading Here’s the next globalist panic-mongering effort
This absolutely sickening report, with accompanying video, tells its own story. A 65-year-old Army veteran filed a lawsuit this month after he was assaulted during a traffic stop. Gregory Gross was in handcuffs and complying with officers when he was slammed to the ground and his neck broken. Gross filed the lawsuit earlier this… Continue reading So tell me why we shouldn’t inflict exactly the same injuries on these rogue cops?
I’ve been angered and sickened to see so many 9/11 conspiracy theorists poking their heads out of the woodwork with last weekend’s 20th anniversary of the tragedy. No matter how many scientific, evidence-based, practical explanations are offered, they still insist on their nonsensical speculation that the World Trade Center towers were brought down by… Continue reading The 9/11 conspiracy theorists are at it again
On September 11th, 2001, the world changed. I woke up in my small rectory in Louisiana that morning, wandered through to the kitchen, clicked on the kettle to make a cup of tea, and switched on the TV – just in time to see the second aircraft strike the World Trade Center. I watched,… Continue reading Twenty years later…