Health Food for Pets Facility Moves to Atlantic Highlands

Dr. Harvey’s, makers of fine health foods for pets will move to a new facility in Atlantic Highlands New Jersey on July 1st of this year.

Dr. Harvey’s, a pioneer company in the manufacturing of all-natural foods, treats and supplements for dogs, cats and birds is moving back to the town in NJ where the company was founded.  The company relocated to Keansburg, NJ in 2002. The new larger facility, at 25 West Highland Avenue, will allow the company to increase its production capabilities in order to meet the increasing domestic and international demand for its products.

On July 1, 2013, Dr. Harvey’s will move into its new headquarters in Atlantic Highlands. After being its current facility for over 10 years the company will move its production and administrative offices to a new facility.

dr_harveys_logo“We are very happy to be in Atlantic Highlands. We see this move as the next step in the continued growth of Dr. Harvey’s,” commented Wendy Shankin-Cohen, President of Dr. Harvey’s. “This is an exciting time for us. Our company is growing rapidly and we needed more space for production and shipping. The new facility will allow to us the space to grow. Over the past 10 years we went from 3 shipments a week to constant inbound and outbound shipping. We need to be able to get the big trucks in and out faster and with greater ease. We make over 30 different products now and our catalogue continues to grow. We were out of much needed production space. It was great to find the perfect building to suit our needs in Atlantic Highlands. The space is being reconfigured to meet our exact needs. We will also have much needed additional office space. We spent the last half-year looking to for the right place to relocate. We could not be happier that we found just the right new home for Dr. Harvey’s in Atlantic Highlands.”

Ms. Shankin-Cohen continues, “While moving is always stressful, the entire team at Dr. Harvey’s is excited about this move. We are a family business, with our employees; we have a large extended family. Although we needed a larger space, we wanted to make sure that our staff would not be inconvenienced by the move. That’s one of the important reasons that finding this facility in Atlantic Highlands was critical to making a seamless transition.”

For more information or media inquiries, contact Wendy Shankin-Cohen at 866.362.4123 or [email protected].

About Dr. Harvey’s

 

Dr. Harvey’s has manufactured fine health foods for dogs, cats, birds and horses for over 25 years. Dr. Harvey’s products are made with 100% human grade ingredients that are free of preservatives and chemical additives. The company is a pioneer in promoting the wisdom that feeding dogs real untainted chemical-free and high quality food at every meal is the most important health decision that owners can make for their beloved companion animals, and the key to ensuring a healthy, happy and stronger life. All of

Dr. Harvey’s products are proudly made in the USA.

Learn more at www.DrHarveys.com.

Health Food for Pets Facility Moves to Atlantic Highlands

Dr. Harvey’s, makers of fine health foods for pets will move to a new facility in Atlantic Highlands New Jersey on July 1st of this year.

Dr. Harvey’s, a pioneer company in the manufacturing of all-natural foods, treats and supplements for dogs, cats and birds is moving back to the town in NJ where the company was founded.  The company relocated to Keansburg, NJ in 2002. The new larger facility, at 25 West Highland Avenue, will allow the company to increase its production capabilities in order to meet the increasing domestic and international demand for its products.

On July 1, 2013, Dr. Harvey’s will move into its new headquarters in Atlantic Highlands. After being its current facility for over 10 years the company will move its production and administrative offices to a new facility.

dr_harveys_logo“We are very happy to be in Atlantic Highlands. We see this move as the next step in the continued growth of Dr. Harvey’s,” commented Wendy Shankin-Cohen, President of Dr. Harvey’s. “This is an exciting time for us. Our company is growing rapidly and we needed more space for production and shipping. The new facility will allow to us the space to grow. Over the past 10 years we went from 3 shipments a week to constant inbound and outbound shipping. We need to be able to get the big trucks in and out faster and with greater ease. We make over 30 different products now and our catalogue continues to grow. We were out of much needed production space. It was great to find the perfect building to suit our needs in Atlantic Highlands. The space is being reconfigured to meet our exact needs. We will also have much needed additional office space. We spent the last half-year looking to for the right place to relocate. We could not be happier that we found just the right new home for Dr. Harvey’s in Atlantic Highlands.”

Ms. Shankin-Cohen continues, “While moving is always stressful, the entire team at Dr. Harvey’s is excited about this move. We are a family business, with our employees; we have a large extended family. Although we needed a larger space, we wanted to make sure that our staff would not be inconvenienced by the move. That’s one of the important reasons that finding this facility in Atlantic Highlands was critical to making a seamless transition.”

For more information or media inquiries, contact Wendy Shankin-Cohen at 866.362.4123 or [email protected].

About Dr. Harvey’s

 

Dr. Harvey’s has manufactured fine health foods for dogs, cats, birds and horses for over 25 years. Dr. Harvey’s products are made with 100% human grade ingredients that are free of preservatives and chemical additives. The company is a pioneer in promoting the wisdom that feeding dogs real untainted chemical-free and high quality food at every meal is the most important health decision that owners can make for their beloved companion animals, and the key to ensuring a healthy, happy and stronger life. All of

Dr. Harvey’s products are proudly made in the USA.

Learn more at www.DrHarveys.com.

Make-A-Wish the Real Deal

danvance_120Not long ago, the Center for Investigative Reporting and Tampa Bay Times released a list of the “Worst 50” U.S. charities in terms of the amount of money those charities paid out to professional solicitors.

Two of the top three charities on the “Worst 50” list had “Wish” in their name, and both helped the wishes of children with disabilities come true. Those two charities alone raised about $223 million over the last ten years through professional solicitors (telemarketers) and paid those solicitors about $173 million. So only $50 million of $223 million raised actually went to a good cause—helping children. Perhaps you gave money to one of those charities and didn’t realize you were giving more to telemarketers than kids.

Those two “Worst 50” charities have names similar to Make-A-Wish, which was not on the list. Make-A-Wish is the best known and most respected “wish” organization for children, and people when making donations often confuse the other two organizations with it. Make-A-Wish began spontaneously in 1980 after a group of Arizona Department of Public Safety workers helped make the wish of a 7-year-old boy with leukemia come true.

Asked what makes his organization different from the other groups, Make-A-Wish National Communications Manager Josh deBerge said in a telephone interview, “We are deeply devoted to our mission, which is granting the wish of every eligible child. We serve a population of children with life-threatening medical conditions. From the moment our employees and volunteers step into the office the first time, they keep and maintain that child focus.”

In 2012, nearly 80 percent of every dollar donated to Make-A-Wish went directly to expenses related to “wish-granting” activities. The bad publicity involving other groups with copycat names, said deBerge, creates confusion among potential donors and indirectly “damages” what his organization does. Make-A-Wish grants 14,000 wishes annually to children with life-threatening medical conditions. It has 62 chapters that can help a child in any community in the U.S. It’s by far the nation’s top wish-granting organization.

Said deBerge, “If you talk to most Make-A-Wish kids out there, and their parents, and the individuals involved in a wish, they will tell you it does change lives. It can be a game changer in a child’s life. And as for working here, I’ve never seen a place where the people are so passionate about what they do.”

Contact: danieljvance.com [Sponsored by Palmer Bus Service and LittleGiantFudge.com]

Make-A-Wish the Real Deal

danvance_120Not long ago, the Center for Investigative Reporting and Tampa Bay Times released a list of the “Worst 50” U.S. charities in terms of the amount of money those charities paid out to professional solicitors.

Two of the top three charities on the “Worst 50” list had “Wish” in their name, and both helped the wishes of children with disabilities come true. Those two charities alone raised about $223 million over the last ten years through professional solicitors (telemarketers) and paid those solicitors about $173 million. So only $50 million of $223 million raised actually went to a good cause—helping children. Perhaps you gave money to one of those charities and didn’t realize you were giving more to telemarketers than kids.

Those two “Worst 50” charities have names similar to Make-A-Wish, which was not on the list. Make-A-Wish is the best known and most respected “wish” organization for children, and people when making donations often confuse the other two organizations with it. Make-A-Wish began spontaneously in 1980 after a group of Arizona Department of Public Safety workers helped make the wish of a 7-year-old boy with leukemia come true.

Asked what makes his organization different from the other groups, Make-A-Wish National Communications Manager Josh deBerge said in a telephone interview, “We are deeply devoted to our mission, which is granting the wish of every eligible child. We serve a population of children with life-threatening medical conditions. From the moment our employees and volunteers step into the office the first time, they keep and maintain that child focus.”

In 2012, nearly 80 percent of every dollar donated to Make-A-Wish went directly to expenses related to “wish-granting” activities. The bad publicity involving other groups with copycat names, said deBerge, creates confusion among potential donors and indirectly “damages” what his organization does. Make-A-Wish grants 14,000 wishes annually to children with life-threatening medical conditions. It has 62 chapters that can help a child in any community in the U.S. It’s by far the nation’s top wish-granting organization.

Said deBerge, “If you talk to most Make-A-Wish kids out there, and their parents, and the individuals involved in a wish, they will tell you it does change lives. It can be a game changer in a child’s life. And as for working here, I’ve never seen a place where the people are so passionate about what they do.”

Contact: danieljvance.com [Sponsored by Palmer Bus Service and LittleGiantFudge.com]

The New Rockefeller

woody_zimmerman_118_2007Even readers who snoozed through high school or college history class might have heard the name Rockefeller somewhere. To refresh that fuzzy memory, I’ll simply say that John D. Rockefeller was one of the greatest tycoons in American history. Worth more than a billion dollars by 1900 – when a billion was still serious money – he was certainly the richest man in America at the time. Some historians consider him the richest man in history.

John D. lived from 1839 to 1937, so his remarkable story is receding slowly into the mists of time. Most people today don’t realize that he was not born into money, nor did he start high on the corporate ladder. In 1855, at age 16, he started work as an office clerk at a Cleveland firm that bought, sold and shipped grain, coal and other commodities. One biographer wrote that John D. considered September 26 – the day he started the position and entered the business world – so significant that as an adult he commemorated this “job day” with an annual celebration. In the early 1860s his work involved railroads and the telegraph – both brand-new technologies. But people still lit their homes with whale-oil lamps – the best fuel for that purpose at the time.

The War Between the States was also going on then. This created scarcities of many commodities – including whale oil – and drove their prices very high. The war, speculation, and the extreme difficulty of obtaining whale oil combined to push its price to $2.00 a gallon – an unheard level at a time when many men put in a hard day of work (or soldiering) for pay of $1.00. Naturally, the public was outraged, demanding that Mr. Lincoln do something.

Being somewhat preoccupied by the fate of the country, Mr. Lincoln did nothing about whale oil. But clever businessmen and ambitious entrepreneurs who understood the potential of petroleum – which had been discovered in northwestern Pennsylvania in 1859 – quickly seized on kerosene as a substitute for whale oil and began to market it across the nation. As oil-refining grew into an industry, the price of kerosene fell precipitously, pulling the price of whale oil down with it. By the late 1860s, whale oil was selling for just 10¢ a gallon – its price having been depressed by the competition of kerosene. The whale oil industry was destroyed, and petroleum became the country’s future. (The whales were saved, too.)

John D. Rockefeller had nothing to do with whale oil, but he did grasp the importance of petroleum to the country’s future – well before the internal-combustion engine came along. More importantly, he realized that rail-transport was the key to making petroleum commercially viable. Rockefeller and a group of fellow investors invested in a Cleveland refinery to get started in the oil business. Eventually they pioneered the rail-shipment of kerosene and other oil-products to railheads, and the shipment of those products to retail outlets via other transport media. (See photo below.) This reduced the cost of their goods significantly, driving many of their less efficient competitors out of business. The Rockefeller group began to buy bankrupt rival producers for pennies on the dollar, increasing their holdings dramatically.

In the free-wheeling competitive environment of the late 19th century, however, Rockefeller and his partners exceeded any bounds we should consider tolerable today. They quickly realized that they could hasten the collapse of rival oil firms if they raised their rail-transport costs precipitously, or denied them rail-transport entirely. By the late 19th century, Rockefeller had cornered 90% of all oil-transport rail-car stock in the country. He used this near-monopoly to drive competitors to the wall, making them prospects for cheap takeover.

By 1870, Rockefeller and his partners had formed the Standard Oil Trust – today we should call it a “holding company” – of firms that operated semi-independently in various states, while still under the control of Rockefeller and his partners. All this was done in the pre-electronic era, when all filing, reporting and accounting was performed manually, by armies of clerks working with pen and paper. Only the telegraph furnished “modern” communications. Although some of his practices were reprehensible, Rockefeller’s accomplishment was truly stupendous.

Because monopolies represented a threat to the nation’s security – especially with respect to oil – Rockefeller’s business eventually attracted the attention of the federal government. The feds, alone, were able to deal with multi-state conglomerates like Standard Oil. Laws were passed, and the “trust busters” began to break up the monopolistic trusts. Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft – both Republicans – were the presidents most active in this.

It’s also fair to note that as his fortune grew, Rockefeller became a great philanthropist – donating some $500 million to charitable causes. He also raised a talented and ambitious family. Many of his children and grandchildren held political offices and performed public service.

I say all this to show my readers how John D. Rockefeller made his money, and to help them recognize emerging “Rockefellers” who are using some of the same stratagems as John D. and others of his era.

The newest “Rockefeller” extant is Warren Buffet, President Obama’s zillionaire pal, who made big news – and achieved permanent FOB (Friend of Barack) status – by aligning himself with Mr. Obama’s tax-the-rich policies. Mr. Buffet famously claimed that his secretary pays a higher income-tax rate than he does. Delicately omitting the fact that his secretary probably earns close to $500,000 a year in salary, Mr. Buffet urged that legislation be enacted to ensure that all “millionaires” are taxed at the same rate she pays. His proposal came to be called the “Buffet Rule” during the 2012 presidential campaign. Mr. Buffet’s suggested legislation was not passed, although Mr. Obama did obtain higher tax rates for individuals earning more than $400,000 a year. (I’m sure his secretary was pleased.)

I call Mr. Buffet the “new Rockefeller” because it’s becoming apparent that he uses some of the same tactics to control oil markets as did the original John D. The difference is that Mr. Buffet is working hand-in-glove with Mr. Obama’s government, not against it.

Hottentots in Africa probably know that private oil interests want to build a nearly 1,200-mile pipeline – i.e., Keystone – from Hardisty, Alberta (Canada) to Steele City, Nebraska, to transport crude oil extracted from Canadian shale. The Obama government has been “studying” the proposed pipeline project for nearly five years, thereby delaying a construction project that would certainly mean thousands of American construction jobs, as well as valuable Midwest refining of hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil per day. Besides the Canadian oil, perhaps 100,000 barrels a day of North Dakota shale-oil would also be carried by Keystone.

Environmentalists fervently oppose Keystone on grounds that it will exacerbate climate change (i.e., Global Warming) by increasing CO2 emissions. But Keystone proponents argue that the climate has not warmed in 15 years. Besides, even the State Department’s own study shows that the Canadian oil will be extracted, refined and used whether or not the pipeline is built, since the Canadians will ship it to their west coast by other means, absent Keystone. A Harris poll taken on June 7, 2013, shows that 82% of Americans believe Keystone will be in the nation’s interest. Of course, Mr. Obama knows all this. So what’s holding up the approval?

As usual, we should follow the money. It’s well known that Mr. Buffet has contributed heavily to Mr. Obama’s political campaigns – perhaps more than $1 million. OK, so he and Obama are best pals. We knew that. It’s less well known that WB opposes the Keystone Pipeline. But why? Is he a closet environmentalist? No, it’s still the money. With tycoons, it’s always The Money.

At present, North Dakota’s oil is mostly shipped via the Burlington, Northern and Santa Fe railroad. The Berkshire Hathaway (BH) conglomerate owns that railroad, and BH is controlled by Warren Buffet. Burlington, Northern and Santa Fe is doing a nice business shipping North Dakota crude, but Keystone would disrupt that business and cost Mr. Buffet a bundle. This is how the dots are connected.

Besides owning a railroad that ships North Dakota crude, Berkshire Hathaway also owns Union Tank Car – one of the biggest makers of railroad oil tank-cars. That business is booming because there’s not enough shipping capacity for the Dakota shale-oil. According to Toby Kolstad (president of the consultant firm Rail Theory Forecasts LL), “People who want to ship oil can’t get [rail tank cars]. They’re desperate to get anything to move crude oil.” (This report was carried by Bloomberg in January 2013.)

Thus, a powerful tycoon opposes construction of an oil pipeline that would clearly impact his railroad oil-transport business. He makes big political donations to the president, who will decide on the pipeline. Meanwhile, the same tycoon controls who gets railroad oil tank-cars, and how many. (Does this sound vaguely familiar?)

William C. Triplett II – former counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – writes, “A chart of dollars out of Berkshire Hathaway and into the Democratic National Committee would look very ugly.”

When will Big Media “discover” the connection between Warren Buffet and the stalled Keystone pipeline? One can hardly imagine the uproar, should a Republican president be mixed up in such an intrigue. It’s another scandal-in-waiting. Time to blow the whistle.

 

 

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Rockefeller oil-transport, ca. 1885


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John D. Rockefeller, Sr. – ca. 1920

The New Rockefeller

woody_zimmerman_118_2007Even readers who snoozed through high school or college history class might have heard the name Rockefeller somewhere. To refresh that fuzzy memory, I’ll simply say that John D. Rockefeller was one of the greatest tycoons in American history. Worth more than a billion dollars by 1900 – when a billion was still serious money – he was certainly the richest man in America at the time. Some historians consider him the richest man in history.

John D. lived from 1839 to 1937, so his remarkable story is receding slowly into the mists of time. Most people today don’t realize that he was not born into money, nor did he start high on the corporate ladder. In 1855, at age 16, he started work as an office clerk at a Cleveland firm that bought, sold and shipped grain, coal and other commodities. One biographer wrote that John D. considered September 26 – the day he started the position and entered the business world – so significant that as an adult he commemorated this “job day” with an annual celebration. In the early 1860s his work involved railroads and the telegraph – both brand-new technologies. But people still lit their homes with whale-oil lamps – the best fuel for that purpose at the time.

The War Between the States was also going on then. This created scarcities of many commodities – including whale oil – and drove their prices very high. The war, speculation, and the extreme difficulty of obtaining whale oil combined to push its price to $2.00 a gallon – an unheard level at a time when many men put in a hard day of work (or soldiering) for pay of $1.00. Naturally, the public was outraged, demanding that Mr. Lincoln do something.

Being somewhat preoccupied by the fate of the country, Mr. Lincoln did nothing about whale oil. But clever businessmen and ambitious entrepreneurs who understood the potential of petroleum – which had been discovered in northwestern Pennsylvania in 1859 – quickly seized on kerosene as a substitute for whale oil and began to market it across the nation. As oil-refining grew into an industry, the price of kerosene fell precipitously, pulling the price of whale oil down with it. By the late 1860s, whale oil was selling for just 10¢ a gallon – its price having been depressed by the competition of kerosene. The whale oil industry was destroyed, and petroleum became the country’s future. (The whales were saved, too.)

John D. Rockefeller had nothing to do with whale oil, but he did grasp the importance of petroleum to the country’s future – well before the internal-combustion engine came along. More importantly, he realized that rail-transport was the key to making petroleum commercially viable. Rockefeller and a group of fellow investors invested in a Cleveland refinery to get started in the oil business. Eventually they pioneered the rail-shipment of kerosene and other oil-products to railheads, and the shipment of those products to retail outlets via other transport media. (See photo below.) This reduced the cost of their goods significantly, driving many of their less efficient competitors out of business. The Rockefeller group began to buy bankrupt rival producers for pennies on the dollar, increasing their holdings dramatically.

In the free-wheeling competitive environment of the late 19th century, however, Rockefeller and his partners exceeded any bounds we should consider tolerable today. They quickly realized that they could hasten the collapse of rival oil firms if they raised their rail-transport costs precipitously, or denied them rail-transport entirely. By the late 19th century, Rockefeller had cornered 90% of all oil-transport rail-car stock in the country. He used this near-monopoly to drive competitors to the wall, making them prospects for cheap takeover.

By 1870, Rockefeller and his partners had formed the Standard Oil Trust – today we should call it a “holding company” – of firms that operated semi-independently in various states, while still under the control of Rockefeller and his partners. All this was done in the pre-electronic era, when all filing, reporting and accounting was performed manually, by armies of clerks working with pen and paper. Only the telegraph furnished “modern” communications. Although some of his practices were reprehensible, Rockefeller’s accomplishment was truly stupendous.

Because monopolies represented a threat to the nation’s security – especially with respect to oil – Rockefeller’s business eventually attracted the attention of the federal government. The feds, alone, were able to deal with multi-state conglomerates like Standard Oil. Laws were passed, and the “trust busters” began to break up the monopolistic trusts. Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft – both Republicans – were the presidents most active in this.

It’s also fair to note that as his fortune grew, Rockefeller became a great philanthropist – donating some $500 million to charitable causes. He also raised a talented and ambitious family. Many of his children and grandchildren held political offices and performed public service.

I say all this to show my readers how John D. Rockefeller made his money, and to help them recognize emerging “Rockefellers” who are using some of the same stratagems as John D. and others of his era.

The newest “Rockefeller” extant is Warren Buffet, President Obama’s zillionaire pal, who made big news – and achieved permanent FOB (Friend of Barack) status – by aligning himself with Mr. Obama’s tax-the-rich policies. Mr. Buffet famously claimed that his secretary pays a higher income-tax rate than he does. Delicately omitting the fact that his secretary probably earns close to $500,000 a year in salary, Mr. Buffet urged that legislation be enacted to ensure that all “millionaires” are taxed at the same rate she pays. His proposal came to be called the “Buffet Rule” during the 2012 presidential campaign. Mr. Buffet’s suggested legislation was not passed, although Mr. Obama did obtain higher tax rates for individuals earning more than $400,000 a year. (I’m sure his secretary was pleased.)

I call Mr. Buffet the “new Rockefeller” because it’s becoming apparent that he uses some of the same tactics to control oil markets as did the original John D. The difference is that Mr. Buffet is working hand-in-glove with Mr. Obama’s government, not against it.

Hottentots in Africa probably know that private oil interests want to build a nearly 1,200-mile pipeline – i.e., Keystone – from Hardisty, Alberta (Canada) to Steele City, Nebraska, to transport crude oil extracted from Canadian shale. The Obama government has been “studying” the proposed pipeline project for nearly five years, thereby delaying a construction project that would certainly mean thousands of American construction jobs, as well as valuable Midwest refining of hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil per day. Besides the Canadian oil, perhaps 100,000 barrels a day of North Dakota shale-oil would also be carried by Keystone.

Environmentalists fervently oppose Keystone on grounds that it will exacerbate climate change (i.e., Global Warming) by increasing CO2 emissions. But Keystone proponents argue that the climate has not warmed in 15 years. Besides, even the State Department’s own study shows that the Canadian oil will be extracted, refined and used whether or not the pipeline is built, since the Canadians will ship it to their west coast by other means, absent Keystone. A Harris poll taken on June 7, 2013, shows that 82% of Americans believe Keystone will be in the nation’s interest. Of course, Mr. Obama knows all this. So what’s holding up the approval?

As usual, we should follow the money. It’s well known that Mr. Buffet has contributed heavily to Mr. Obama’s political campaigns – perhaps more than $1 million. OK, so he and Obama are best pals. We knew that. It’s less well known that WB opposes the Keystone Pipeline. But why? Is he a closet environmentalist? No, it’s still the money. With tycoons, it’s always The Money.

At present, North Dakota’s oil is mostly shipped via the Burlington, Northern and Santa Fe railroad. The Berkshire Hathaway (BH) conglomerate owns that railroad, and BH is controlled by Warren Buffet. Burlington, Northern and Santa Fe is doing a nice business shipping North Dakota crude, but Keystone would disrupt that business and cost Mr. Buffet a bundle. This is how the dots are connected.

Besides owning a railroad that ships North Dakota crude, Berkshire Hathaway also owns Union Tank Car – one of the biggest makers of railroad oil tank-cars. That business is booming because there’s not enough shipping capacity for the Dakota shale-oil. According to Toby Kolstad (president of the consultant firm Rail Theory Forecasts LL), “People who want to ship oil can’t get [rail tank cars]. They’re desperate to get anything to move crude oil.” (This report was carried by Bloomberg in January 2013.)

Thus, a powerful tycoon opposes construction of an oil pipeline that would clearly impact his railroad oil-transport business. He makes big political donations to the president, who will decide on the pipeline. Meanwhile, the same tycoon controls who gets railroad oil tank-cars, and how many. (Does this sound vaguely familiar?)

William C. Triplett II – former counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – writes, “A chart of dollars out of Berkshire Hathaway and into the Democratic National Committee would look very ugly.”

When will Big Media “discover” the connection between Warren Buffet and the stalled Keystone pipeline? One can hardly imagine the uproar, should a Republican president be mixed up in such an intrigue. It’s another scandal-in-waiting. Time to blow the whistle.

 

 

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Rockefeller oil-transport, ca. 1885


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John D. Rockefeller, Sr. – ca. 1920

American Red Cross Awards $1.5 Million to the Greater New Jersey United Methodist Church to Help With Sandy Recovery

gnjumc_red_cross_grantPhoto:  Bobbie Ridgely, Director of A Future with Hope, Inc; Nancy Orlando, Regional CEO, American Red Cross South Jersey Region; Bishop John Schol, Greater New Jersey United Methodist Church

Tinton Falls, NJ – The American Red Cross today awarded a $1,500,000 grant to the Greater New Jersey United Methodist Church for Superstorm Sandy recovery work with the elderly, disabled and low-income families.

“We are so pleased to partner with the Red Cross to help the most vulnerable populations within New Jersey who were affected by Sandy,” said Bobbie Ridgely, director of A Future with Hope, Inc. and the Sandy recovery efforts of GNJUMC. “Thanks to this generous funding, we will be able to identify and work with Sandy survivors who require special care, and help them build a new future over the next 18 months.”

The Greater New Jersey United Methodist Church has close to 600 congregations in the New Jersey area. It established an independent non-profit organization, A Future with Hope, Inc., to focus on relief and recovery, most notably in construction/repair and disaster case management. This grant will help an estimated 190 New Jersey families and repair 75 homes, as well as assist the organization train and deploy up to 1,000 volunteers in Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

“Sandy recovery in New Jersey is far from over, and by working together with organizations like the United Methodist Church, the Red Cross is able to extend its reach to families with specific needs across the state,” said Nancy Orlando, regional CEO, American Red Cross South Jersey Region. “Providing funding to partner organizations with the ability and experience to help our communities rebuild is an important part of our long-term recovery strategy in New Jersey.”

Following Sandy’s devastating impact last October, the Red Cross immediately launched a large-scale emergency relief effort – the largest U.S. disaster response by the Red Cross in more than five years. After weeks of providing emergency relief, the Red Cross has been and continues to help people affected by the storm through its long-term recovery operation. Every day, trained workers are meeting one-on-one with families to assist with their recovery plans and provide financial support to help them move back into their homes or into longer-term rental housing.

Donations to the American Red Cross after Superstorm Sandy have led to clear signs of progress and hope through New Jersey and New York eight months after the storm. As of June 2013, the American Red Cross has partnered with numerous organizations to support the recovery of individuals and families affected by Sandy, such as the National VOAD, Operation Hope, the Points of Light Foundation, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the Food Bank of NYC, the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, the Brooklyn Community Foundation and the United Methodist Conference of New Jersey. The Sandy recovery efforts include housing assistance, case management, mental health services and volunteer coordination. Additional community grants will be announced in the weeks ahead.

More information on the Red Cross Sandy relief and recovery efforts can be found at www.redcross.org/sandy-response.       

American Red Cross Awards $1.5 Million to the Greater New Jersey United Methodist Church to Help With Sandy Recovery

gnjumc_red_cross_grantPhoto:  Bobbie Ridgely, Director of A Future with Hope, Inc; Nancy Orlando, Regional CEO, American Red Cross South Jersey Region; Bishop John Schol, Greater New Jersey United Methodist Church

Tinton Falls, NJ – The American Red Cross today awarded a $1,500,000 grant to the Greater New Jersey United Methodist Church for Superstorm Sandy recovery work with the elderly, disabled and low-income families.

“We are so pleased to partner with the Red Cross to help the most vulnerable populations within New Jersey who were affected by Sandy,” said Bobbie Ridgely, director of A Future with Hope, Inc. and the Sandy recovery efforts of GNJUMC. “Thanks to this generous funding, we will be able to identify and work with Sandy survivors who require special care, and help them build a new future over the next 18 months.”

The Greater New Jersey United Methodist Church has close to 600 congregations in the New Jersey area. It established an independent non-profit organization, A Future with Hope, Inc., to focus on relief and recovery, most notably in construction/repair and disaster case management. This grant will help an estimated 190 New Jersey families and repair 75 homes, as well as assist the organization train and deploy up to 1,000 volunteers in Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

“Sandy recovery in New Jersey is far from over, and by working together with organizations like the United Methodist Church, the Red Cross is able to extend its reach to families with specific needs across the state,” said Nancy Orlando, regional CEO, American Red Cross South Jersey Region. “Providing funding to partner organizations with the ability and experience to help our communities rebuild is an important part of our long-term recovery strategy in New Jersey.”

Following Sandy’s devastating impact last October, the Red Cross immediately launched a large-scale emergency relief effort – the largest U.S. disaster response by the Red Cross in more than five years. After weeks of providing emergency relief, the Red Cross has been and continues to help people affected by the storm through its long-term recovery operation. Every day, trained workers are meeting one-on-one with families to assist with their recovery plans and provide financial support to help them move back into their homes or into longer-term rental housing.

Donations to the American Red Cross after Superstorm Sandy have led to clear signs of progress and hope through New Jersey and New York eight months after the storm. As of June 2013, the American Red Cross has partnered with numerous organizations to support the recovery of individuals and families affected by Sandy, such as the National VOAD, Operation Hope, the Points of Light Foundation, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the Food Bank of NYC, the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, the Brooklyn Community Foundation and the United Methodist Conference of New Jersey. The Sandy recovery efforts include housing assistance, case management, mental health services and volunteer coordination. Additional community grants will be announced in the weeks ahead.

More information on the Red Cross Sandy relief and recovery efforts can be found at www.redcross.org/sandy-response.       

Ryan K. Iannelli ABCCL All-Star Game Scheduled

Union, NJ — Now in its thirteenth year of operation, the ABCCL has established a well-earned reputation for high-quality play and a unique spirit of cooperation and partnership with college programs throughout New Jersey and the country. 

Over this time players have joined the ABCCL from such baseball programs as Louisiana State University, University of Florida, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, Ohio State University, William and Mary, Oral Roberts, West Virginia University, University of Virginia, Rice, St. John’s, Rider, Princeton, Seton Hall and Rutgers Universities.

This year’s All-Star Game features more than 50 athletes drawn from the League’s eight teams, all of which are based in New Jersey. The two squads that will take the field on July 1 were chosen by the League coaches, not only for their superior skills on the baseball diamond, but for their team contributions, sportsmanship, and character. 

A Great Venue for Playing and Viewing 

For the third consecutive year the game will be held at Jim Hynes ‘63 Stadium at Kean University, in Union. This outstanding facility, with Major League dimensions, is widely considered the premiere on-campus stadium in New Jersey. Directions to the stadium can be found on the Kean University web site (www.keanathletics.com) or www.abccl.com. 

Pre-Game Tribute to Honor Fallen Hero

The 2013 event will once again pay special tribute to New Jersey native Capt. Ryan K. Iannelli in whose name this and future all-star games will be named. Captain Iannelli, a United States Marine pilot, was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011. Iannelli was a former ABCCL All-Star outfielder who played in the League in 2005. He was also a member of the 2006 Oral Roberts University team that reached the NCAA Super Regionals.

As ABCCL President, Monique Koehler described, “Ryan was so much more than a talented baseball player. He was devoted to his family, his faith and his country. He also overcame serious health issues with a positive attitude and determination that was inspirational. That he chose to join our armed forces isn’t surprising. The fighting spirit, selflessness and commitment to teamwork that we saw on the ball field and in his personal life couldn’t find a more perfect outlet than in service to his nation and the people whose freedom he sought to protect. It’s truly fitting and with great pride that we name our annual game in Ryan’s honor.”

MLB Scout Showcase Provides Exciting All-Star Talent Preview

Prior to the 9-inning game, a workout will be conducted and attended by talent evaluators from over a dozen MLB organizations.  According to Don Kohler, of the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, the event is unique to the area. “The ABCCL is a valued source of talent for our member clubs and we continue to enjoy a wonderful relationship with the League’s administration and coaches,” he said. “Over the years, that partnership has helped bring a number of top flight prospects to our attention and I have every reason to believe it will continue to do so.”

Great Afternoon of Baseball Begins at 1:00 PM

The workout is scheduled for 1:00 PM, and is open to the public.  The All-Star game will begin immediately following the workout, estimated start time is 3:00 PM.  Both events are free of charge. There is convenient University parking and refreshments will be available.

Ryan K. Iannelli ABCCL All-Star Game Scheduled

Union, NJ — Now in its thirteenth year of operation, the ABCCL has established a well-earned reputation for high-quality play and a unique spirit of cooperation and partnership with college programs throughout New Jersey and the country. 

Over this time players have joined the ABCCL from such baseball programs as Louisiana State University, University of Florida, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, Ohio State University, William and Mary, Oral Roberts, West Virginia University, University of Virginia, Rice, St. John’s, Rider, Princeton, Seton Hall and Rutgers Universities.

This year’s All-Star Game features more than 50 athletes drawn from the League’s eight teams, all of which are based in New Jersey. The two squads that will take the field on July 1 were chosen by the League coaches, not only for their superior skills on the baseball diamond, but for their team contributions, sportsmanship, and character. 

A Great Venue for Playing and Viewing 

For the third consecutive year the game will be held at Jim Hynes ‘63 Stadium at Kean University, in Union. This outstanding facility, with Major League dimensions, is widely considered the premiere on-campus stadium in New Jersey. Directions to the stadium can be found on the Kean University web site (www.keanathletics.com) or www.abccl.com. 

Pre-Game Tribute to Honor Fallen Hero

The 2013 event will once again pay special tribute to New Jersey native Capt. Ryan K. Iannelli in whose name this and future all-star games will be named. Captain Iannelli, a United States Marine pilot, was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011. Iannelli was a former ABCCL All-Star outfielder who played in the League in 2005. He was also a member of the 2006 Oral Roberts University team that reached the NCAA Super Regionals.

As ABCCL President, Monique Koehler described, “Ryan was so much more than a talented baseball player. He was devoted to his family, his faith and his country. He also overcame serious health issues with a positive attitude and determination that was inspirational. That he chose to join our armed forces isn’t surprising. The fighting spirit, selflessness and commitment to teamwork that we saw on the ball field and in his personal life couldn’t find a more perfect outlet than in service to his nation and the people whose freedom he sought to protect. It’s truly fitting and with great pride that we name our annual game in Ryan’s honor.”

MLB Scout Showcase Provides Exciting All-Star Talent Preview

Prior to the 9-inning game, a workout will be conducted and attended by talent evaluators from over a dozen MLB organizations.  According to Don Kohler, of the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, the event is unique to the area. “The ABCCL is a valued source of talent for our member clubs and we continue to enjoy a wonderful relationship with the League’s administration and coaches,” he said. “Over the years, that partnership has helped bring a number of top flight prospects to our attention and I have every reason to believe it will continue to do so.”

Great Afternoon of Baseball Begins at 1:00 PM

The workout is scheduled for 1:00 PM, and is open to the public.  The All-Star game will begin immediately following the workout, estimated start time is 3:00 PM.  Both events are free of charge. There is convenient University parking and refreshments will be available.