Wednesday, January 25, 2012


A convicted murderer on death row in North Carolina wrote a taunting letter to his hometown newspaper about his life of "leisure" in prison and making a mockery of the legal system.
Danny Robbie Hembree Jr. was found guilty of murdering 17-year-old Heather Catterton in 2009 and was sentenced to death on Nov. 18, 2011.
Hembree, 50, is on death row at Central Prison in Raleigh, N.C., but he's not looking for any pity in the letter he sent to The Gaston Gazette.
"Is the public aware that I am a gentleman of leisure, watching color TV in the A.C., reading, taking naps at will, eating three well balanced hot meals a day," Hembree asked in the letter. "I'm housed in a building that connects to the new 55 million dollar hospital with round the clock free medical care 24/7."
He also asks if the public knows that the chances of his "lawful murder" taking place in the next 20 years, if ever, are "very slim."
Hembree has also been accused of killing two other women. One was 30-year-old Randi Dean Saldana, whose burnt remains were found near Blacksburg, S.C. in 2009. The other was 30-year-old Deborah Ratchford, whose body was found in 1992.
He admitted to taking drugs and having sex with Catterton and Saldana on the days they died, but told jurors he did not kill them or dispose of their bodies, according to ABC News' Raleigh-Durham affiliate WTVD. He is scheduled to go on trial for Saldana's killing in March.
Hembree confessed to killing the three women during recorded police interviews, but later said the confessions were an attempt to cover up a string of armed robberies, according to the Gaston Gazette.
In the letter, Hembree also mocks the judicial system.
"I laugh at you self righteous clowns and I spit in the face of your so called justice system. The state of North Carolina has sentenced me to death but it's not real," he wrote.
North Carolina State Representative Paul Stam told WTVD that the letter is a travesty of justice. He said that it is more likely that Hembree will die of natural causes than of the death penalty.
"His punishment does not fit his crime at all," Stam said.
Hembree tells the citizens of Gaston County, N.C., that they should petition that state and force them to carry out his "murder sentence."
The Gaston County District Attorney's Office did not immediately respond to request for comment.
"I am a man who is ready to except [sic] his unjustful punishment and face God almighty with a clean conscience unlike you cowards and your cowardly system," Hembree wrote. "Kill me if you can suckers. Ha! Ha! Ha!"
The letter is signed, "Sincerely, Danny Hembree."

Monday, January 23, 2012


Oil prices rise as Iran renews threats to close strategic waterway; natural gas rises

NEW YORK — Oil prices climbed near $100 per barrel Monday as Iran again threatened to block shipments of crude from the Persian Gulf.
Natural gas prices also rose more than 7 percent after one of America’s biggest natural gas producers said it would cut production and exploration this year.

Tanker traffic out of the Persian Gulf has been a major concern for oil traders. Iran says it could close the Gulf to tanker traffic, if the West implements an oil embargo. On Monday, the European Union agreed to do just that.
The EU said its refineries will stop buying Iranian crude after July. It also froze assets of Iran’s central bank. The sanctions are meant to force Iran to talk with the West about its nuclear program. Iran says its nuclear program is peaceful, but Western nations suspect it is trying to build nuclear weapons.

The embargo itself isn’t expected to affect world supplies as oil markets are reshuffled. Analysts say China, which is one of the biggest buyers of Iranian crude, probably will buy more Iranian oil at below-market prices when the embargo begins. That will reduce China’s demand from other oil-producing countries that would then sell more to Europe.
“Iran needs to sell its oil to someone,” independent analyst and trader Stephen Schork said. “Outside the West, Iran really has only one buyer: China. That means China’s probably going to get some sweetheart deals.
Experts say Iran doesn’t have the firepower to close off the narrow Strait of Hormuz that tankers use to pass through the Gulf. But a conflict there could still clog the waterway with military vessels and force the world’s refineries to wait for crucial oil shipments.
“Benchmark crude rose by $1.51 to $99.84 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, which is used to price foreign oils that are imported by U.S. refineries, rose by 94 cents to $110.80 per barrel in London.
In the U.S., natural gas prices jumped Monday when Chesapeake Energy said it will cut production and exploration because of cheap prices and a massive buildup in supplies. Natural gas production has been surging in the U.S. thanks to new techniques that helped the industry aggressively drill into underground shale deposits.
Natural gas prices have dropped to the lowest wintertime level since 2002. The Chesapeake announcement pushed futures prices 17 cents, or 7.3 percent, higher to $2.52 per 1,000 cubic feet.
At the pump, the national average for a gallon of gasoline stayed at $3.38, according to AAA, Wright Express and Oil Price Information Service. That’s nearly 16 cents higher than it was a month ago and up 27 cents from a year ago.
In other energy trading, heating oil rose by 4 cents to $3.02 per gallon, while gasoline futures rose about a penny to $2.79 per gallon.
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There was at least 200 people on the ice and the Zamboni had to clear the ice twice. People were packed onto one another. It was so cold but fun watching the kids go around the rink.


Influence on Nazi Germany

Wir stehen nicht allein: "We do not stand alone". Nazi propaganda poster from 1936, supporting Nazi Germany's 1933 Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring (their compulsory sterilization law). The couple is in front of a map of Germany, surrounded by the flags of nations, including the United States, which had enacted (to the left) or were considering (bottom and to the right) similar legislation.
After the eugenics movement was well established in the United States, it spread to Germany. California eugenicists began producing literature promoting eugenics and sterilization and sending it overseas to German scientists and medical professionals.[60] By 1933, California had subjected more people to forceful sterilization than all other U.S. states combined. The forced sterilization program engineered by the Nazis was partly inspired by California's.[7]
The Rockefeller Foundation helped develop and fund various German eugenics programs, including the one that Josef Mengele worked in before he went to Auschwitz.[6][68]
Upon returning from Germany in 1934, where more than 5,000 people per month were being forcibly sterilized, the California eugenics leader C. M. Goethe bragged to a colleague:
"You will be interested to know that your work has played a powerful part in shaping the opinions of the group of intellectuals who are behind Hitler in this epoch-making program. Everywhere I sensed that their opinions have been tremendously stimulated by American thought . . . I want you, my dear friend, to carry this thought with you for the rest of your life, that you have really jolted into action a great government of 60 million people."[69]
Eugenics researcher Harry H. Laughlin often bragged that his Model Eugenic Sterilization laws had been implemented in the 1933 Nuremberg racial hygiene laws.[70] In 1936, Laughlin was invited to an award ceremony at Heidelberg University in Germany (scheduled on the anniversary of Hitler's 1934 purge of Jews from the Heidelberg faculty), to receive an honorary doctorate for his work on the "science of racial cleansing". Due to financial limitations, Laughlin was unable to attend the ceremony and had to pick it up from the Rockefeller Institute. Afterwards, he proudly shared the award with his colleagues, remarking that he felt that it symbolized the "common understanding of German and American scientists of the nature of eugenics."[7


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Gabby and ryan skating

There are at least 200 people on the ice.

Gabby at the rink

Zamboni at work
Its Zamboni time.

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There goes Gabby skating by finally.

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We are at the ice skating rink and it is packed out and cold sitting in the stands.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

If things dont get better

If things dont get better than this relatinship will be an I not a we.

I am getting so disappointed

I am getting so disappointed with someone in my life. He is getting older and grumpier as each day goes by.

Sunday, January 15, 2012




WELL HAD MY FEELINGS HURT. oh well time to put a wall up to block this. Just saying....

I know why i have

I know why i have given up. I am tired of being hurt and tired of watching others I care about being hurt. Just saying...

A friend is supposed to

A friend is supposed to be a friend not hurt your feelings. Sometimes people dont think. Just saying...

Sometimes I forget that my

Sometimes I forget that my walls are supposed to stay up so my feelings dont get hurt. Just saying...

I do have the right

I do have the right to change my mind..... Just saying.....

Sometimes you get so close

Sometimes you get so close to people that when they are mean it hurts your feelings. Just saying...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Taser Used On Local Student

I would not want a taser used on my child but in today's society some children are out of control and teenagers act like their parents. If my child acted out and had a weapon then if it escalated to them getting shot by a taser then so be it. I would have to look at all of the facts but if they are justified then so be it. Teenagers now a days act like they are running something and they sometimes do not understand their actions can hurt them for the rest of their lives. These gangs also do not help with the discipline of our children either. We as parents need to stand up to the people who are dragging our children down. We have put other things in life over our children and it is time to put family first. Then we would not have to worry about our children getting tasered at school.