My little crazy nutcase otherwise known as Tiger Lily is hanging out of the second floor window again. If no one hears from me that means when I tried to rescue her she jumped and I died from having a heart attack.
one time I went to the bank (which is literally two minutes away from my house, so we’re talking 10 minutes maximum round trip) and when I came home my (indoor) cat was sitting on the roof meowing. So I feel you. Lol.
Anonymous asked: do u see that question abpt you? (in welcometothe1jungle's blog) why born people like that? but I loved her response..
WOW…I just saw that. I’m a lesbian…ugh. I know, so disgusting. It’s only 2014. Oh those gross lesbians! WHAT are they doing on tumblr? Thank you welcometothe1jungle for standing up for me.
Real talk though, the fact that there are still people this literally ignorant and disgusting in 2014, while bitterly unsurprising to me, makes me want to drink an entire bottle of wine before slapping myself in the face.
Slightly related to the article I just posted, I reeeeeally want to go watch the marathon this year but that may involve me having to take a plane and going by myself (my parents were thinking of doing a family trip but I can tell my mom is scared of going - which is really fucking sad because she loves Boston) so… idk. On one hand I don’t really know if I’d want to spend the money for a plane ticket, but on the other hand I feel like I’d regret it if I missed out on this. So idk. All I know is I need to make up my damn mind soon lol because it’s March 9th and the thing is on April 21st.
Anonymous asked: I watched TV live on April 19th, the police 'parade'. I knew something wasn't right. I thought, All this for just one kid? I was especially appalled by how easily the young people were swept right up into the frenzy. Whole scene was surreal, like an evil rejoicing. My husband walked in from work, saw all this and commented "Isn't that a bit much? I dunno, I think 9/11 went to their heads. Getting a little ridiculous now". Some cops deal with hard criminals from Brockton. So it was much.
"I dunno, I think 9/11 went to their heads."
lol ya fucking think?
Anonymous asked: What is your view on the Tsarnaev case? Do you feel that J is innocent?
Can’t say for sure. I just think we should be allowed to ask questions where things don’t add up and be able to see evidence where it’s lacking. If even the defense team can’t see the evidence, how do we know it exists? They seem to throwing us more and more stuff which actually has no relation to the bombings… “They did this, they did that, their family was like this, their friend did this, years ago he said this, on youtube he liked this” But that’s not true evidence. Yet the idea is, and many seem to be falling for it, to take these things and add them all up in their minds as reasons and proof in lieu of any actual evidence.
When you ask people why they believe he’s guilty they tell you there’s evidence. When you ask them what that evidence is- it’s the video no one’s seen including the defense team, the boat message they also haven’t seen and doesn’t even make logical sense as to why or how he would write that especially when the word of it came at the same time as other ‘facts” like he was armed, he tried to shoot himself, he wouldn’t be able to speak. Why can we trust some things they say when others were clearly less than factual? Other pieces of “evidence” are Danny story which also involves a lack of logic- why they bothered hijacking another car when they owned two, how their original car ended up at the scene of the shootout if they’d been driving Danny’s (yes, the answer to that has been they went back to their original car but seriously, who in their right mind would do such a thing?), how they managed to let Dzhokhar get away when there were SO MANY police, FBI at the scene. Why Danny is hiding his identity, why in the security footage photo of them at the gas station they are clearly buying snacks… who stops to do that with a hostage waiting in the car & while on the run? These, among others, are simple questions anyone with common sense might ask.
Nothing in his character suggested he would do something like this before the bombings & according to friends nothing in his behavior after them suggested involvement either, and if he was then he’s a great actor.
As for Tamerlan, he did have some suspicious behavior and he actually meets the “profile” for a “home-grown” terrorist for the most part. However, all the suspicious behavior on part of the FBI call for yet more questions. Why didn’t they respond to warnings from Russia? Why didn’t they question him when he left and/or came back to the US? Why didn’t they question him when his best friend was murdered? What’s going on with the death of Ibragim Todashev? Why did the mother say Tamerlan was in contact with the FBI many times? All of this gives rise to suspicions that he may have been some type of informant or asset to the FBI and providing them with information on actual potential terrorists or radicalized people. Of course I don’t really have any idea and this is all just speculation but the whole case has some weird things going on.
Thanks for sharing! I have several comments, so bear with me. :P
"When you ask people why they believe he’s guilty they tell you there’s evidence. When you ask them what that evidence is- it’s the video no one’s seen including the defense team, the boat message they also haven’t seen and doesn’t even make logical sense as to why or how he would write that especially when the word of it came at the same time as other ‘facts” like he was armed, he tried to shoot himself, he wouldn’t be able to speak."
I should preface this by saying I believe he’s guilty, so you can make of this what you will. But the fact that we haven’t seen the hard evidence involved in this case not only doesn’t mean it does not exist, it’s also completely normal. Releasing classified hard evidence before a defendant goes to trial is compromising the case and is not something that is allowed to happen under pretty much any circumstances. This is not unique to this case and is not an indication of his innocence. Also, a lot of the inconsistencies related to the information that came out near the beginning of this case have to do with anonymous or otherwise unreliable sourcing. This has happened with most if not all of the high-profile cases I have followed.
When we say we believe he’s guilty, yes it has to do with the hard evidence to an extent (and the boat note has also been referenced by the defense, btw), but it also has to do with circumstancial evidence (in my case, mostly the post-bombing shenanigans on the 18th) as well as with the way this case is progressing. Dzhokhar’s lawyers’ strategy is to portray Dzhokhar as having been heavily influenced by Tamerlan for mitigation purposes. Frankly, no lawyer worth their salt would go for mitigation if they had any legitimate reason to believe their client was innocent.
A lot of the arguments in favor of innocence are also faulty, tbh. Like, “Dzhokhar seemed like such a normal, nice person, it just seems crazy that he could have done something like this.” I beg to differ.
That said, my believing he’s guilty does not mean I agree with much of the way this case is being handled by the prosecution/government. Because I don’t. I believe, as you do, that it’s important to question things when they seem off and not to believe everything the media tells you. What some supporters fail to realize, I find, is that you can be Cynic of the Year and still come away with the conclusion that Dzhokhar and Tamerlan are most likely guilty.
"Nothing in his character suggested he would do something like this before the bombings & according to friends nothing in his behavior after them suggested involvement either, and if he was then he’s a great actor. As for Tamerlan, he did have some suspicious behavior and he actually meets the “profile” for a “home-grown” terrorist for the most part. However, all the suspicious behavior on part of the FBI call for yet more questions."
Gotta disagree here as well. Personally, I actually feel there are more indications of true radicalism with Dzhokhar than with Tamerlan - as Josephina said, that may or may not be due to the fact that we’ve gotten a much better glimpse into Dzhokhar’s thoughts than into Tamerlan’s. We really do not know enough about Tamerlan to know basically anything about his mindset aside from the fact that he was obviously very religious (which is not an indication of radicalism). In any case, yeah, I do think there were things in his character as well as other factors that… maybe not “suggested he would do something like this”, but in hindsight, it made sense to me that he would have. Does that make sense?
I do think the fact that Tamerlan seems to “fit the profile” for a homegrown terrorist more so than Dzhokhar is partly a matter of stereotypes and popular notions of radicalism/extremism in America which aren’t actually accurate a lot of the time.
"What’s going on with the death of Ibragim Todashev?"
Christ only knows, but that whole situation gives me a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach, tbh.
Can you smell FBI corruption? I mean what
"All of this gives rise to suspicions that he may have been some type of informant or asset to the FBI and providing them with information on actual potential terrorists or radicalized people."
You aren’t the only one with this theory. I don’t have a strong opinion on it but it’s a highly plausible one, methinks.
Anonymous asked: Hey T2B. Thx 4 posting my ask. Interested in y u think J was fully committed to this terrorist act. How do u feel this happened?Did he seek out the info himself or did T force feed him. U no, sit beside him while watching that shit online, making him read stuff + learn it by heart, giving him tapes. Danny talked about a tape didn't he? J embraced American life. He, more than anyone in his family was assimilated. It takes more than being just mad at govt policy to kill so cruelly.
Though Jahar embraced American culture and wavered in his participation in the institutions of his religion, I think he still loved God and valued his faith and cultural heritage. Meanwhile, I think Tamerlan had become very caught up in the righteousness of the religious and political ideals he had developed over the past few years, and I think he felt he had a duty to impress those ideals upon his loved ones until they believed the same as he did.
What I’m about to say further assumes that the FBI’s account that Jahar stated that Tamerlan had recruited him into the bombing plot is true, that Tamerlan’s alleged responsibility in the Waltham murders is true, that the numerous accounts of Tamerlan’s violent or controlling behavior are true, and that expressed concerns that Tamerlan was possibly mentally ill were not unfounded.
The moment Tamerlan mentioned the bombing plot to Jahar marked the moment Jahar’s life would be forced to change drastically forever. This was not a situation where Jahar could have just politely declined and carried on at college while Tamerlan just did whatever. (I think Tamerlan would have kept working on him until he participated.) Jahar’s only other options besides participating were to be a coward and chuck his whole life and identity and flee Boston, or to betray his brother and rat out Tamerlan to the police. I suspect either of either of those options in Jahar’s world would make him a cowardly, selfish traitor to his family, his faith, and his heritage.
While I think Jahar genuinely believed the bombing was a protest against the U.S. government killing innocent Muslims overseas, I think he might have built up in his head and romanticized the nobility of the plot because he couldn’t figure out any other way to sustain a relationship with and comprehend the violent behavior of the brother he loved and respected. I don’t think Jahar was emotionally able to deal with the reality of his brother’s behavior, so he eventually convinced himself that all that had been taking place was leading up to this great sacrifice to please God by trying to save the lives of innocent Muslims. It’s hard to speculate all that took place between Tamerlan and Jahar when we have so few details thus far, but basically, I suspect Jahar was trapped in an unhealthy situation with Tamerlan that went way beyond just the bombing that Jahar was too young and in far too vulnerable of a position within the family structure to deal with alone, and this is the tragedy that resulted.
I don’t completely agree (personally), but this is an interesting and very plausible take. Thanks for sharing!
"It takes more than just being mad at government policy to kill so cruelly"
I agree. If that was the only factor, everyone with radical views would be killing people left and right. Terrorism isn’t just radicalism, it’s desperation, it’s frustration. It results from a perfect storm of personal characteristics, outside factors, and deliberate choices. It’s certainly much more complicated than it’s made out to be much of the time.