Anti – Obama campaign in Ohio

In crucial Ohio, anti-Obama activists out in force

Canvassers and activists Jim Lewis, center, and Ann Becker, right, speak to voter Scott Whitt as they go door to door in Middletown, Ohio.

Reuters Photo: Nick Carey
By Nick Carey        
No Republican has ever won the White House without carrying Ohio, where independent groups are trying to tip the balance.

Canvassers and activists Jim Lewis (C) and Ann Becker (R) speak to voter Scott Whitt as they go door to door in Middletown, Ohio.

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – When Ohio voter Paul Presta opened his door to two election canvassers one recent Saturday he interrupted them in mid-sentence and asked Jim Lewis about an issue close to his heart.

“Do you support the second amendment?” he asked, referring to the U.S. constitutional right to bear arms, and pointed at Lewis. [Read More]

Sandy Raises oil prices

Oil prices go up on Sandy’s impact, will gasoline follow?

IMAGE: Gas pump
  By Pamela Sampson        
Oil prices rose Wednesday after Superstorm Sandy shut down 70 percent of the East Coast refineries in the U.S. Will gasoline prices follow?

BANGKOK — Oil prices rose Wednesday after a fierce superstorm that caused havoc across the northeastern U.S. and was threatening to inflict more damage inland.

Concerns about oil supplies pushed benchmark crude for December delivery up 18 cents at midday Bangkok time to $85.86 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 14 cents to finish at $85.68 a barrel in New York. [Read More]

This wasn’t the first “Frankenstorm”

Here’s What New York City’s Last “Frankenstorm” Looked Like with the flashback to the last “Frankenstorm” to hit New York City and New England: The Great New England Hurricane (aka the Yankee Clipper and the Long Island Express), which wreaked its own havoc in the northeast on Sept. 21, 1938:

Without warning, a powerful Category 3 hurricane slams into Long Island and southern New England, causing 600 deaths and devastating coastal cities and towns. Also called the Long Island Express, the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 was the most destructive storm to strike the region in the 20th century.

The officially unnamed hurricane was born out a tropical cyclone that developed in the eastern Atlantic on September 10, 1938, near the Cape Verde Islands. Six days later, the captain of a Brazilian freighter sighted the storm northeast of Puerto Rico and radioed a warning to the U.S. Weather Bureau (now the National Weather Service). It was expected that the storm would make landfall in south Florida, and hurricane-experienced coastal citizens stocked up on supplies and boarded up their homes. On September 19, however, the storm suddenly changed direction and began moving north, parallel to the eastern seaboard. …

All told, 700 people were killed by the hurricane, 600 of them in Long Island and southern New England. Some 700 people were injured. Nearly 9,000 homes and buildings were destroyed, and 15,000 damaged. Nearly 3,000 ships were sunk or wrecked. Power lines were downed across the region, causing widespread blackouts. Innumerable trees were felled, and 12 new inlets were created on Long Island. Railroads were destroyed and farms were obliterated. Total damages were $306 million, which equals $18 billion in today’s dollars.

The Week, meanwhile, digs up this old must-see footage of the storm: [Read More]

West Virginia passes dangerous animals bill

Dont let this happen to you!!!!

Pay attention to the representatives who voted for this so we can get them out of office. Thank you. 🙄