A quick note concerning two pleas for help:
First, please follow this link about the abduction of a child. This is the son of a good frie...hell, let's go ahead and call him family. While the odds are long you'll be able to help, take a look anyway and spread the word.
Secondly, go to http://www.skepticsunite.com/ and do something to help Robert S. Lancaster. He's a big teddy bear of a man, as long as your goal isn't to scam the vulnerable. He's done measurable good in the world by working to bring down scammers and leeches upon society, and has recently been laid low by a stroke. His prognosis is very good; however, Robert and his family will need help and support to get through this period. Do what you can. He's one of the good guys.