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Posted by pmPilgrim at

Nothing intense or stupendous to most, but I had my 6-weeks post surgery check-up today. All is well!!



Tobias has a brain the size of a planet
and the heart to go with it.


Posted by Ormonde Plater at THROUGH THE DUST:

Murdered in the New Orleans metro area this week:

9/23 Tamira Johnson 33 F Shot Orleans
9/24 Lester Allen 31 M Shot Orleans
9/25 Prentis Ronquillo 23 M Shot Orleans
9/25 unidentified ? M Shot Orleans

Please pray for the victims, their families, and their murderers.



A tropical storm barreled toward Vietnam Friday, forcing 20,000 people to be evacuated, as the Philippines braced for a new typhoon and several Asian countries reeled under floods after some of the wildest weather this summer. Prolonged monsoon flooding, typhoons and storms have wreaked untold havoc in the region, leaving more than 600 people dead or missing in India, Thailand, Philippines, Japan, China, Pakistan and Vietnam in the last four months. In India alone, the damage is estimated to be worth $1 billion, with the worst-hit Orissa state accounting for $726 million.

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THE PRAYER LIST: 30TH. SEPTEMBER 2011 — 7 Comments

  1. May I just say I find Ormonde Platter’s memorial posts just too depressing for words. What a waste of life is occurring in such a wonderful, wild city of New Orleans. It’s a national disgrace.

  2. Re: the increasingly wild weather, there is a very interesting article in the new National Geographic magazine about a huge and very rapid warming of the earth that occurred 56 million years ago (only 9 million years after the big asteroid). The earth warmed up some 7-8 degeees, raising the seas about 220 feet (65-70 meters), and warming the climate in ways that affected all life on earth. Basically, we made it through this, but the effects were literally catastrophic for dozens of animal families that disappeared during this period. The interesting thing is that we can use the known course of this ancient period to inform our predictions about what will happen as our human activities increase global warming. I recommend it….

  3. The main problem will not be the rising sea levels but the vast area of land between the two tropics where it will be impossible to survive without constant air conditioning. With a 7 or 8 degree average rise in temperature the human body will not be able to cope with the even higher rises in temperature in the tropics. All those billions of people are going to have to move into cooler climates and we wil not have enough productive land left to feed everybody.

  4. THanks for the prayers MP., they are much needed as work piles up and I am about to travel on my first long air flight to S Africa.

    I see you discovered that fascinating daguerreotype from the 17th century…

  5. Yes, Tobias. I believe it was unearthed in an archeological dig in the Bronx area of New York. They were looking for arrow tips but discovered this handsome young wag instead.