Saturday, March 13, 2010

WANTED: Class Photos from D.H.S. Class of 1994

Dear Readers,

I have been voluntarily working on a Class Archive scrapbook project of the grade school class I grew up with. The research I use for it comes from yearbooks, school newspapers, announcements, and more. I would like to bring the scrapbooks to a future reunion to show attending classmates the progress on them since all who were in our class from the sixth to 12th grades would be in it. [UPDATE 1/12/2017 I since narrowed the project to only include the classmates in our graduating class.]

Including class photo group shots (like the one above) from classmates who attended elementary school in Delran, New Jersey from 1981-1987 in Millbridge, Aronson Bell and or Cambridge would make the scrapbook memorable. Contributions like newspaper announcements for graduations, engagements, weddings and births along with anything else you would like to see in a scrapbook is welcome for consideration. The published 1987-1990 middle school Student of the Month pictures in Newsweekly (like above) is something I think would also be good to include too.

Please contact me at if you want to help in any way. Thanks for your help and your participation will make the project great!


Thursday, March 11, 2010

The American people understand that Obamacare will kill jobs By Rep. Paul Broun



President Obama and Congressional liberals have hit a wall. The American people have rejected their government takeover of health care, and the only people changing their minds are the moderate Democrat members who are now opposing the latest version.

Despite all the rhetoric, news coverage, and town hall meetings, the public opinion polls have remained constant against ObamaCare. The Wall Street Journal reported public opinion remains at about 2 to 1 against this scheme. Why? The poll revealed that 57% of voters believe that ObamaCare would hurt the economy, and they are right to be concerned.

The government take-over of health care that liberals are ramming through will increase taxes on families and small businesses, include mandates that will force employers to cut jobs, increase the cost of health care, and increase uncertainty for families and small businesses.

Instead of forcing through these unpopular and unconstitutional health care mandates and implementing policies that will actually discourage job growth, Washington needs to start over.

I have listened to seniors, families, and small business owners as they have demanded a new, commonsense solution that will fix our health care financing crisis without increasing the financial burden.

Whether or not the President, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid decide to listen, one fact remains: no matter how much they sell this bill and manipulate the numbers, the end results are job losses and socialized medicine. And the American people are against it. It is my hope that lawmakers will remember who they work for and reject this takeover once and for all.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Officers: Pakistan arrests American-born al-Qaida

Officers: Pakistan arrests American-born al-Qaida

By ASHRAF KHAN, Associated Press Writer
16 mins ago

KARACHI, Pakistan – The American-born spokesman for al-Qaida has been arrested by Pakistani intelligence officers in the southern city of Karachi, two officers and a government official said Sunday, the same day Adam Gadahn appeared in a video urging U.S. Muslims to attack their own country.

The arrest of Gadahn is a major victory in the U.S.-led battle against al-Qaida and will be taken as a sign that Pakistan is cooperating more fully with Washington. It follows the recent detentions of several Afghan Taliban commanders in Karachi.

Gadahn — who has often appeared in al-Qaida videos — was arrested in the sprawling southern metropolis in recent days, two officers who took part in the operation said. A senior government official also confirmed the arrest.

They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.

Gadahn grew up on a goat farm in Riverside County, California, and converted to Islam at a mosque in nearby Orange County.

He moved to Pakistan in 1998, according to the FBI, and is said to have attended an al-Qaida training camp six years later, serving as a translator and consultant for the group. He has been wanted by the FBI since 2004, and there is a $1 million reward for information leading to his arrest or conviction.

The 31-year-old is known by various aliases including Yahya Majadin Adams and Azzam al-Amriki.

He has posted videos and messages calling for the destruction of the West and for strikes against targets in the United States. The most recent was posted Sunday, praising the U.S. Army major charged with killing 13 people in Fort Hood, Texas, as a role model for other Muslims.

A U.S. court charged Gadahn with treason in 2006, making him the first American to face such a charge in more than 50 years. He could face the death penalty if convicted. He was also charged with two counts of providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Gadahn has appeared in more than half a dozen al-Qaida videos. The video released Sunday appeared to have been made after the end of the year, but it was unclear exactly when.

Dawud Walid, the executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Southfield, Mich., condemned Gadahn's call for violence, calling it a "desperate" attempt by Al-Qaida's spokesman to provoke bloodshed within the U.S.

Walid, a Navy veteran, said Muslims have honorably served in the American military will be unimpressed by al-Qaida's message aimed at their ranks.

"We thoroughly repudiate and condemn his statement and what we believe are his failed attempts to incite loyal American Muslims in the miltary," he said.

Imad Hamad, the senior national adviser for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, based in Dearbon, Mich., condemned al-Qaida's message and said it would have no impact on American Muslims.

"This a worthless rhetoric that is not going to have any effect on people's and minds and hearts," he said.

Al-Qaida has used Gadahn as its chief English-speaking spokesman, and he has called for the destruction of the West and for strikes against targets in the United States. In one video, he ceremoniously tore up his American passport. In another, he admitted his grandfather was Jewish, ridiculing him for his beliefs and calling for Palestinians to continue fighting Israel.


Associated Press Writers Patrick Quinn and Maamoun Youssef in Cairo and Rick Callahan in Indianapolis contributed to this report.

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