Missing Child – Camden, NJ

Found this on MySpace of all places.  If anyone can help or has any info, please do what you can.  Everyone else, please spread the word.

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Missing From: South Broadway, Camden, NJ
Missing Date: 4/23/2007 12:00 AM
Contact: Police
911
Website
Circumstances: A mother got out of her vehicle to help an elderly person cross the street. A male stole her vehicle with her 7 year-old still in the backseat.

Missing Child

Name: Jada Cordero
Age: 7
Gender: Female
Description: Blue jeans, green shirt

Suspect

Name: Unknown
Gender: Male

Vehicle Information

Make: Pontiac Model: G6
Color: Silver
License State: NJ License Text: Temp 510-5889
Vehicle: 2D

The electoral process

Congratulations to Lynn Munn, Tony Monteiro, and Carlos Trujillo for sweeping the Elizabeth Board of Education election and taking all 3 seats! It just shows you that money doesn’t win elections and that the will of people who are determined to make a positive difference in this world can overcome even the toughest opponents even if the odds are stacked against them.

See story in the Star Ledger

I’d post more, but I’m exhausted.

Peace be with you.

Tragedy

Things like this show how insignificant our little disaster yesterday really is.  Who cares about a little water in the basement now?

There are no words.

tags: virginia tech shooting tragedy

Pointless violence

Source: Yahoo! News

“A Buddhist woman was shot and burned alive in Thailand’s violence-torn Muslim-majority south on Wednesday, prompting angry protests in front of visiting army chief Sonthi Boonyaratglin….”

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Some people are just sick.

May peace, and not violence, be with you.

Gobal warming… on Mars

It seems that our red neighbor, Mars, is experiencing a bit of global warming itself. It seems, according to CNN, that Mars’ temperature has risen 1-degree since the 1970’s. Maybe this global warming issue is more than just an Earth-based problem. Maybe it’s something happening in the solar system itself.

Though, just thinking out loud… er, in text, shouldn’t the solar system be getting colder if the universe is expanding as Einstein and Hubble suggest? Hmmm…

CNN has the full story.

Thus ends Saddam

So the US Government turned Saddam Hussein over to Iraqi officials today, and within 5 hours they had him executed.  They don’t waste any time over there.  As he was getting off the plane and transferred, they already had the gallows set up with a clergy, doctor, judge, and witnesses on the scene.

I mean, I know he was a jerk.  I know he tortured and slaughtered a ton of people, but I can’t help but feel sad about the situation.

I mean, as twisted and evil he lived his life, Saddam was still a human being made in the image and likeness of God.  He was still a creation that God loved unconditionally and came to earth in order to bring back into relationship.  And even though Saddam used his life for evil, he still had the breath of God within him sustaining his life.

I’ve rethought my views on capital punishment.  I mean, even beforehand I never arrived at a definite conclusion whether it was good or bad.  But now that I have learned more, I understand that just what it means to be human and the sanctity of human life – no matter what the age or circumstance.

Don’t get me wrong.  Saddam committed severe crimes against mankind.  I, in no way, think that there should be no punishment for his action.  There are alway consequences.  And death certainly is a fitting consequence.  But then again he now has no other chance, as slight it would be, to make restorations – the chance of redemption – and to salvage what was left of his humanity.

I still am not sure my stance on the issue.  And though the world is now one despot shorter than it was yesterday, I still can’t help have a somber attitude towards it.

Justice has been served.  Make no mistake.  But at what cost?  And can the loss of hundreds and thousands of lives truly be rectified with the loss of another?  Is there another way?  Or is this the best way?