Buckskin Lodge #412 J2 Auction

I recently post on an auction for a Buckskin Lodge #412 J2 Teal Jacket Patch.  Here is an update on it.

The deadline is May 31st and the raffle will take place the following weekend at the OA Spring Service Weekend. We need at least 10 raffle entrants for the raffle to take place. If we do not have 10 raffle entries the raffle will be cancelled and everyone that has entered will receive a refund.

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This Day in History – Connecticut Sets First Speed Limit

The crew of the #17 Ford Fusion perform a pit stop during the Sprint All-Star race.Wired Magazine has a Day in Technology section that  picks a highlight from the history of changes in technology.  Today’s highlight is:

1901: Connecticut passes the first U.S. state law regulating motor vehicles. It sets a speed limit of 12 mph in cities and a whopping 15 mph outside.

The law was not the first U.S. speed limit, just the first for automobiles.

How would you have like to have had the distinction for the first automobile speeding ticket.

Arrests for speeding in motor vehicles also precede the Connecticut law. Cabbie Jacob German was arrested and jailed in New York City May 20, 1899, for driving his electric taxi at the “breakneck speed” of 12 mph. 

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Northeast Region 2008 Section Organization – The Rest of the NY State

I had previously written on the breakdown of Section NE-7A and NE-7B after the 2008 Northeast Realignment. I’ll now go through the rest of the Sections as originally outlined my initial Northeast Region Realignment Post back in March.

NE-2 – a New England Section with a single NY Lodge from the Capital Region and Transatlantic Council. This will remain a single Section – NE-2A.

  • (364) Kittan
  • 313 Owaneco
  • 427 Achewon Netopalis
  • 553 Paugassett
  • 10 Tschitani
  • 83 Allogagan
  • 351 Ajapeu
  • 482 Black Eagle

NE-3 – a NY only section mainly the old NE-3A and NE-3B. Central & Western NY with the Southern Tier will also be a single section of ten Lodges NE-3A.

  • 30 Tkäen Dõd
  • 95 Ty-Ohni
  • 159 Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee
  • 339 Ashokwahta
  • 417 Ganeodiyo
  • 34 Ga-Hon-Ga
  • 172 Otahnagon
  • 219 Kayanernh-kowa
  • 247 Tahgajute
  • 402 Onteroraus

NE-4 – a lone NY Lodge in a PA section. 165 while headquartered in NY, has a significant portion of its council in PA. NE -4 will be split into two Sections of 5 Lodges . Ho -Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont will be part of NE-4A with the following lodges.

  • 46 Langundowi
  • 165 Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont
  • 255 Gyantwachia
  • 168 Kuskitannee
  • 139 Ah’Tic

You will note that where the is a single section in the Area it is still identified as Section-2A rather than Section 2. Changes to take effect officially on July 1, 2008 but effectively after all of the 2008 conclaves.

In some cases, co‐chiefs, co‐vice chiefs, and/or co‐secretaries may serve in a particular section. They will serve in this capacity with specific duties affixed through the 2009 Section Conclaves of the new sections.


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Global Warming Not To Blame For Increase in Hurricanes

Remants from cyclone SidrIt has been a tenet of the climate change crowd that global warning would worsen the number and strength of hurricanes.  The New York Times reports on a new study from research meteorologist Tom Knutson who was formerly in the climate change/global warming camp. 

Global warming isn’t to blame for the recent jump in hurricanes in the Atlantic, concludes a study by a prominent federal scientist whose position has shifted on the subject.

Not only that, warmer temperatures will actually reduce the number of hurricanes in the Atlantic and those making landfall, research meteorologist Tom Knutson reported in a study released Sunday.

In the past, Knutson has raised concerns about the effects of climate change on storms. His new paper has the potential to heat up a simmering debate among meteorologists about current and future effects of global warming in the Atlantic.

It appears that Knutson has changed his mind.

What makes this study different is Knutson, a meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fluid dynamics lab in Princeton, N.J.

He has warned about the harmful effects of climate change and has even complained in the past about being censored by the Bush administration on past studies on the dangers of global warming.

He said his new study, based on a computer model, argues ”against the notion that we’ve already seen a really dramatic increase in Atlantic hurricane activity resulting from greenhouse warming.”

The study, published online Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience, predicts that by the end of the century the number of hurricanes in the Atlantic will fall by 18 percent.

The number of hurricanes making landfall in the United States and its neighbors — anywhere west of Puerto Rico — will drop by 30 percent because of wind factors.

The biggest storms — those with winds of more than 110 mph — would only decrease in frequency by 8 percent. Tropical storms, those with winds between 39 and 73 mph, would decrease by 27 percent.

Hat Tip: Instapundit
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