Foiled Terrorist Plots since 2009

Foiled Terrorist Plots since 2009

2009 May 20: 2009 New York City bomb plot Three U.S. citizens and one Haitian from Newburgh, New York were arrested in a plot to bomb a Riverdale Temple and a Riverdale Jewish Center in The Bronx, New York City in an alleged homegrown terrorist plot. It was also alleged that they planned to shoot down military planes operating out of Stewart Air National Guard Base also in Newburgh.

2009 September Najibullah Zazi of Denver was indicted on charges of trying to build and detonate a weapon of mass destruction. He and two others allegedly planned to detonate the homemade explosives on the New York City subway system.

2009 August – September: On September 24 William Boyd and Hysen Sherifi charged with conducting reconnaissance of the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Virginia and obtaining armor-piercing ammunition with the intent to attack Americans.

2009 September 24: Michael Finton/Talib Islam a 29 year old man from Illinois charged with trying to kill federal employees by detonating a car bomb at the federal building in Springfield, Illinois.

2009 September 24: Hosam Maher Husein Smadi a 19 year old illegal immigrant from Jordan charged with trying the bomb the 60 story Fountain Place office tower in Dallas, Texas.

2010 January 7 Adis Medunjanin an alleged 2009 NYC Subway plotter attempts a suicide attack by intentionally crashing his car on the Whitestone Bridge in New York City. Medunjanin has since been charged for his role in an Al Qaeda plot to conduct coordinated suicide bombings on New York’s subway system.

2010 September 20: Sami Samir Hassoun, 22, a Lebanese citizen living in Chicago, was charged with one count each of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted Continue reading “Foiled Terrorist Plots since 2009”

Important Disney Phone Numbers

Important Disney Phone Numbers

Just because they’re hard to find in one place anywhere else, here is a list of important phone numbers for various Disney related places.

Walt Disney World Resort Guest information 407-824-4321

Walt Disney Downtown Disney 407-939-2648

Disney Quest Downtown Disney 407-938-6253

Cirque du Soleil 407-939-7600

Walt Disney World Merchandise Guest Services 407-363-6200

Disneyland Recorded Information 714-781-4565

Disney DeliverEars / Merchandise Guest Services (US only) 800-760-3566

Disney Catalog (US Only) 800-237-5751

Magic Kingdom Club Gold Card 800-313-4763

Disney Auctions and Disney Deals 1-800-328-0899

Walt Disney Event Services
Phone: 866-247-1203 or 407-827-7600
Fax: 407-566-1387

Please comment below if any of these no longer work, or you have another one to add to the list.

Help for Renters in Oregon

Help for Renters in Oregon

Below are various resources to help low income people with finding rentals, or disputing landlord/tenant issues.

General Financial Assistance

OSU Extension Services

“Need Help Paying Bills”

Rental Housing Assistant Programs

Oregon Housing and Community Services

HUD Subsidized Apartments

Portland Housing Assistance

Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Portland

Tenants Rights in Oregon


Community Alliance of Tenants

Oregon State Bar

Tenant Rights Oregon

Oregon Renter’s Hanbook

Legal Options and Help for Low Incomes people

City of Portland Office of Human Relations

Pro Bono Student Lawyers

Oregon State Law Legal Aid

My “Things to do before I die,” list

My “Things to do before I die,” list

This is my “Things to do before I die,” bucket list. I’m working on it slowly. There is a chance the Olympics may happen this year.

1.) Go on an African Safari

2.) Follow the Lewis and Clarke Trail

3.) Visit New York

4.) Walk the Great Wall of China

5.) Attend the Olympics

6.) Visit every continent

7.) Publish a book

8.) Get a degree

9.) Drive a Super Car

10.) See Easter Island

11.) Ride the Orient Express

12.) Ride an elephant (in India or Thailand)

13.) Visit the ten greatest temples in the world

14.) Cruise across the Atlantic Ocean

15.) Visit every National Park in the US

16.) Watch a rocket launch

17.) Hike the “Backdoor to Machu Picchu

18.) Visit Petra (in Jordan)

1.) Visit Colonial Williamsburg
2.) Visit Monticello
3.) Visit Washington DC
4.) Visit Houston Space Center
5.) Wine tasting in Napa Valley
6.) Visit New York City

Oregon Historical Photo Archive List

Oregon Historical Photo Archive List

The following is a listing of all the online photo archives that contain historical Oregon items that I know of. Please feel free to email me any corrections, additions, or dead links.

Alameda Old House History Blog – Focuses on the history of old houses in the Alameda District of Portland, Oregon

Baker County Library – Ghost Towns, Gold Mining, Baker County Scenery, People.

Beaverton – Historical Photo Gallery – Maintained by the City of Beaverton, Oregon

Beaverton Historical Society Flickr Stream – maintained by the Beaverton Historical Society

Center for Columbia River History – Centers around the Columbia River Basin

Family Old Photos – most genealogy and people related photos, but still has nice collection. Scrapes from

Historic Photo Archive – Commercial Site, but has an extensive collection of photos.

Klamath County Museums – Concentrates on Klamath County and surroundings

Library of Congress – Very unique content not found anywhere else.

Lost Oregon Blog – An Oregon blog with present day and historical photos

Northwest Digital Archives – Can’t browse, must search. Results not limited to Oregon

Offbeat Oregon History – Oregon historian who combs the newspaper archives. Has lots of good pictures from the newspapers.

Old Oregon Photos – Commercial Site, but has some unique photos.

Oregon Genealogy – Geared more towards genealogy, but lots of great photos.

Oregon Historic Photograph Collection – Maintained by the Salem Public Library, and concentrates on Salem and the Willamette Valley

Oregon State Library – All over Oregon

Oregon State University Digital Library – some overlap with the OSU Special Collections & Archives Flickr stream

OSU Archives Flickr – maintained by Oregon State University.

OSU Special Collections & Archives Flickr – maintained by Oregon State University. – Mostly transportation related

Portland City Auditor’s Office – Hard to search, but lots of unique Portland related items Photo Website, contains many collections of Oregon Photos

Postcard Photos of Coos County (1909-1914) – Limited to Coos County Oregon. All media is postcards instead of photos

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive Not limited to Oregon, but has a very large collection

Southern Oregon Historical Society – Maintained by Southern Oregon University. Concentrates on Southern Oregon.

Talent Historical Society – Focuses on the area around Talent, Oregon

University of Oregon – Many separate collection

Vintage Portland – Historic Photos of Portland Oregon, with background on each photo

Woodburn Oregon, City of – Limited to Woodburn Oregon