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Getting to Know You
Artie is currently a Drilling Consultant with Conoco Phillips. He was born in Wichita Falls, TX and grew up in New Mexico and Texas. He currently resides in Greenwood, Texas. He has been married to Tammy for 38 years. He has a daughter, Gina 35 and two sons Luke 33 and Chad 31. He is the proud grandpa of 6 grandchildren. His hobbies include Woodworking. He is very talented with wood and can build practically anything seen in a photo. Members of the family have beautiful custom built furniture courtesy of Artie. He is also a wonderful cook and can send your taste buds into euphoria with his food and deserts. He is well known for his obsession with decorating for the holidays including stringing lights and decor in his vehicle. He is a all around great guy.
We are so glad and blessed to have Artie as part of the Callender Inc. Family, especially because he is actual family!
Our way of showing you who exactly you are working with!
By Pastor Calvary Callender
Have you ever seen those car dealership commercials or signs on the side of the road that say, "Anyone can buy a car here!" When you look at the fine print, though, you see that "Anyone" really means the people who pass their credit check. Or what about those cell phone advertisements that tell about this new deal and how great it is for anyone who will sign up. When you go talk to the cell phone place you find out that the deal only applies to new customers or a certain group of existing customers. I saw an ad for a package to get all the NFL games on your TV for free if you signed up with this particular satellite provider before the season started. The ad claimed that it would be free for anyone who would sign up. When I called, though, I found out it was only for first time people signing up for this satellite company. The offer was not really for anyone. If you were like me and were already a subscriber to this cable company, you didn't qualify.
It sure seems like when people say, anyone is welcome, or anyone can cash in on this deal, they don't really mean anyone. In Luke 9.23, Jesus says, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me." When inviting potential followers, Jesus invites anyone. Over the years, we've gotten to the point that even when we hear Jesus say anyone we think, Yeah right...what's the catch? That's the brilliance of Jesus' invitation. There's no catch, no small print, no hidden fees. It's all laid out in that verse, and it's open to "Anyone." And when Jesus said "anyone," the crowds would have looked at his disciples and known what he meant.
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The American Petroleum Institute urged the US Environmental Protection Agency to quit dragging its feet and issue final 2014 ethanol blending quotas that are months overdue.
"The continuing delays are unacceptable, fundamentally unfair, and show a continued disregard for congressionally mandated deadlines," API Downstream and Industry Operations Group Director Bob Greco said in a June 18 letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. (API Letter link)
"Almost half of 2014 is behind us, yet EPA still hasn't finalized the ethanol requirements for this year," Greco separately told reporters. "The administration's inability to meet the congressionally mandated deadline of Nov. 30 is a clear example of how unworkable the [federal Renewable Fuels Standard] is."
API also is concerned that EPA might raise quotas in its 2014 proposal based on reasoning that E85—a blend of 85% ethanol with 15% gasoline—is a workable solution, he said during a June 18 teleconference.
"It is not," Greco said. "Only 6% of the current vehicle fleet can even use [the E85 blend]. But even those motorists have largely rejected the fuel because ethanol is less energy-dense than gasoline. That means lower miles per gallon—a tank of E85 won't get you as far. And it means more money out of your wallet. According to AAA, E85 costs consumers more when accounting for lost fuel economy."
His remarks came as the Fuels America coalition said data from the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association's weekly comparison of prices in 18 states for E85 and gasoline with a 10% ethanol blend show drivers could have saved as much as 55¢/gal at the pump the past year by using E85.
Greco said the Obama administration's continued delays in finalizing renewal fuel mandates each year shows that Congress needs to repeal the RFS outright. "We have 218 members of the House behind us, which is more than half and includes both Democrats and Republicans," he told reporters. "This is strong bipartisan support. We expect the pressure to grow. It's an election year, which makes it difficult, but we don't think it's impossible."
RFS's intent was good, but it needs to be reformed, a US House member said a day earlier during the Canadian American Business Council's North America: Fueling the Future conference at the Canadian Embassy. "What we lack is the ability to adjust to changing situations," Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY) said. "It's something that needs to be revisited."
Articles & Info
Take a moment to hold your hands out in front of you. Look at them. They are the only two hands you will ever have. It has been estimated that almost 20% of all disabling accidents on the job involve the hands. Without your fingers or hands, your ability to work would be greatly reduced.
Human hands are unique. No other creature in the world has hands that can grasp, hold, move, and manipulate objects like human hands. They are one of your greatest assets. And, as such, must be protected and cared for.
You can suffer a traumatic injury to your hands in many ways.
- Tools and machines with sharp edges can cut your hands.
- Staples, screwdrivers, nails, chisels, and stiff wire can puncture your hands.
- Getting your hands caught in machinery can sprain, crush, or remove your hands and fingers.
Coming into contact with caustic or toxic chemicals, biological substances, electrical sources, or extremely cold or hot objects can irritate or burn your hands.
WARNING: Toxic substances are poisonous substances that can be absorbed through your skin and enter your body.
Repetitive Motion Injuries
Whenever you repeat the same hand movement over a long period of time, you run the risk of repetitive motion problems. Repetitive motion problems often appear as a numbness or tingling sensation accompanied by pain and the loss of gripping power in your hands.
The federal government may have lost confidence in the economic potential of California's Monterey Shale, but the oil industry's faith in the formation remains unshaken.
That much was clear Wednesday as three-dozen oil company representatives gathered in Bakersfield for the first half of a two-day conference focused on the giant "source rock" underlying much of Kern County and other parts of Southern California.
In a series of presentations heavy on geological and engineering detail, speakers encouraged attendees to keep working to tap a formation the U.S. Energy Information Administration believed as recently as last year contained roughly 14 billion barrels of oil, making it the largest shale petroleum deposit in the country.
Last month the EIA slashed its official estimate of the Monterey's potential, saying existing technology allows the industry to tap only 4 percent of that total. That deflated observers who were counting on the formation to provide a long-term bonanza of oil jobs and tax revenues.
But on Wednesday, one speaker after another brushed aside the agency's doubts. They called attention to hopeful strategies ranging from the use of acids to stimulate oil wells to fracking to a focus on geological formations naturally fractured over millions of years.
A few even welcomed the federal reassessment, saying the EIA's earlier estimate had raised hopes to an unrealistic level.
Since the revision, the official government estimate "is kind of back to where it potentially should be," said Paul Gagnon, senior vice president of Denver-based oil producer Central Resources Inc.
The biggest fear expressed at the conference had little to do with whether the Monterey could be successfully exploited at a reasonable price. It was that environmentalists were turning public opinion against the industry's use of tools such as fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, a decades-old oil field technique that activists and some state lawmakers worry could contaminate groundwater and air.
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