With Christie, Obama vows, ‘We will not quit until this is done’ | The Ticket – Yahoo! News

With Christie, Obama vows, ‘We will not quit until this is done’ | The Ticket – Yahoo! News.

President Barack Obama hugs North Point Marina owner Donna Vanzant as he tours the damage in Brigantine-N.J-nader-nazemi

President Barack Obama hugs North Point Marina owner Donna Vanzant as he tours the damage in Brigantine-N.J-nader-nazemi

Just six days before the election, President Barack Obama toured storm-ravaged areas with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. He told Garden State residents struggling in the superstorm’s aftermath that all of America shares their pain—and their government is there to help.

“The main message I wanted to send is the entire country has been watching what’s been happening,” Obama said Wednesday during a visit to the Brigantine Beach Community Center. “Everybody knows how hard Jersey’s been hit.”

(“Except my boss,” shouted Michael Henshaw, 32, a Brigantine resident who works at an insurance company. “Well, except your boss. If you need me to call, you let me know,” Obama replied, drawing laughter from the room. That exchange, and many of the details in this post, are from pool reporter Reid Epstein of Politico.)

Up close and personal – amazing new pictures reveal the ‘devil beetle’ that is terrorising America | Mail Online

Up close and personal – amazing new pictures reveal the ‘devil beetle’ that is terrorising America | Mail Online.

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Satanic insects: A Longhorned beetle from the Dominican Republic peers into the camera lens

The Longhorned beetle looks pretty scary upclose but it is beautuful nonetheless. But it is a pest and should be eradicated.

It may look like a satanic baddie from a science fiction film, but in fact this is a Longhorned beetle from the Dominican Republic. Appearing to peer intently into the camera, it is a frightening sight – and one America has been warned to look out for. It has been named as public enemy number one (in the insect world, at least) by the U.S. government. Its four centimetre long antenna are almost as long as the bug’s body as it stands fearless with its devil like red eyes.

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The Longhorned beetle from the Dominican Republic

It is an invasive insect that feeds on 13 different types of hardwood trees, eventually killing them. Since 1996, the pest has infested trees in Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Ohio, resulting in the removal of more than 80,000 host trees. It threatens recreational areas, forests, and suburban and urban shade trees.

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An Asian Longhorn beetle, which is attempting to invade America after entering the country in packing materials