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]

Texas Animal Health Commission Modifies Entry Requirements for Cervids

To all EWA members, please take note of the new entry requirements for the importation of Sika and Red Deer into the state of Texas. This is for the interstate movement of these species. The intrastate movement of these two species are not affected at this time but will certainly be addressed in the future.

Charly Seale Executive Director

TAHC Modifies Entry Requirements Effective Immediately for Cervids

AUSTIN -The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) announced that effective immediately it is has determined that Red deer (Cervus elaphus), and Sika deer (Cervus nippon) are “susceptible species” for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)and thereforemust meet the same entry requirements as other cervid species regulated by the agency such as elk and moose. The new entry rules for Red deer and Sika deer will require they originate from herds with at least five years of participation in a herd certification program from states where CWD has been detected, and at least three years participation in programs from states that have not found CWD thus far.

The agency decision was based in part on the disclosure that a farmed Red deer herd in Minnesota was confirmed positive for CWD in May of this year. Further, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an interim final CWD rule on June 8, which designates Sika deer and Red deer as susceptible species. The USDA rule is intended to establish minimum requirements for interstate movement of deer, elk, moose, and other susceptible cervids, and to also establish a national CWD certification program. [Read More]

Texas Deer Association Endorses New Model


Texas Deer Association Endorses New ‘Texas Model’ for Wildlife


SAN ANTONIO — The Texas Deer Association (TDA) is proud to announce its endorsement of the newly introduced ‘Texas Model,’ the first wildlife model specifically published for the state’s successful combination of wildlife management needs and private land ownership.

The new 21st Century Landowner Guide Texas Model was a collaborative work by five of the most respected wildlife professionals in Texas — Macy Ledbetter, Robert Zaiglin, Mickey Hellickson, Horace Gore and Dr. James Kroll — who possess more than 170 years of combined professional experience managing wildlife on public and private property in Texas. These authors brought this collective work to a recent TDA Board of Directors meeting and the Board so endorsed the Texas Model. [Read More]

Outdoor Patriot Podcast


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Outdoor Patriot Show, 09.27.2012

Just a few weeks until Election Day. Sure, there’s the economy, $16 trillion deficit and foreign policy. But which candidate will be better for sportsmen? Special Guest: Jeff Crane, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

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. 🙄

Price of Deer Corn Expected To Climb This Fall

By Steve Knight Outdoor Writer
If deer hunting wasn’t already expensive enough, the price of corn could be skyrocketing out of sight.
Considering Texas hunters buy an estimated 500 million pounds a year, a dollar or two difference in the price of a bag of corn can mean a significant amount of money.
The price has already gotten so high in recent years that some stores are trying to camouflage it by downsizing to 40-pound bags. The price per pound works out the same, but if you are only buying a couple bags at a time it doesn’t hurt as much.
Drought is the issue once again. Not in Texas, but then Texas only produces about 2 percent of the nation’s corn crop.
It is drought conditions in the Midwest that have created the worst corn production in 25 years, pushing corn prices to record highs. On Monday wholesale corn was selling for $8.13 a bushel or about 56 pounds. That is up 26 cents from the previous high set in 2011. [Read More]

Ted Nugent – vs – Roseanne Barr

Watch this video all the way to the end and you will see what regular hard working people are up against!!!