Friday, October 12, 2007
The CBC has a sad map here that shows where every reported murder in Toronto occurred in 2007.
I am glad to see that Rexdale (the long-standing homicide capitol of Canada... and my home...) did not have as many red dots as I thought it might.
Each of these marks on the map was a person.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Clearly, an Inconvenient Assessment!
The nine errors alleged by the judge included:
Mr Gore's assertion that a sea-level rise of up to 20 feet would be caused by melting of ice in either West Antarctica or Greenland "in the near future". The judge said this was "distinctly alarmist" and it was common ground that if Greenland's ice melted it would release this amount of water - "but only after, and over, millennia".
Mr Gore's assertion that the disappearance of snow on Mount Kilimanjaro in East Africa was expressly attributable to global warming - the court heard the scientific consensus was that it cannot be established the snow recession is mainly attributable to human-induced climate change.
Mr Gore's reference to a new scientific study showing that, for the first time, polar bears had actually drowned "swimming long distances - up to 60 miles - to find the ice". The judge said: "The only scientific study that either side before me can find is one which indicates that four polar bears have recently been found drowned because of a storm."
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
“It’s never too late. That’s an important message for parents as well as pediatricians, encouraging parents to turn off the TV and think about alternative activities for kids.”
– Lead author Kamila Mistry, on her recent study showing that behavioural problems linked to TV viewing in young children can be minimized by limiting TV watching
[Source: Plugged In Online, 10/8/07; U.S. News & World Report, 10/1/07]
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
One of the joys of staying in one church and one fellowship is that you get to see the Lord’s work over time. This past Sunday I was preaching at
David came to the church when they were still
I think they will need to build again soon!
My time at the church over this holiday weekend was a great encouragement as their now near-full new building was singing, praying and hearing the Word with eagerness. They showed much patience to this poor preacher and best of all, a genuine love for the Saviour.
David was on a flight back from a two-week teaching stint in
And the end of the day, we traveled back to