Thursday, September 4, 2014

Anonymous said: Ailina is due in court today....PV has turned off her asks. I don't blame her. She is getting all of DL/Pandora's asks now. A lot of my friends have stopped following DL/ or whatever her name is now. Nice time to change your tumblr, right before trial when people want asks.

gardens-of-secrets:

Not answering anons isn’t a good reason to unfollow a great blog, IMO…but to each their own. I believe they were getting a ton of asks, many of them inane or unanswerable.

So patsysvodka and pandora-the-curious have asks off, and somethingreallyirrelevant isn’t active now…is the garden going to be flooded soon?

Oh, I’m not inactive, there just hasn’t been much going on that I’ve wanted to discuss lately (that and I’ve been ridiculously busy, lmao). If anyone wants to chat about the case or share thoughts I’m absolutely still available, I just won’t be on as much until the end of September so it may take me a bit longer to get back to y’all. :)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

soul-46:

Woke up to find out that officially war with Russia started today

Ugh, I’m so sorry. Thinking of you!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Anonymous said: Does anyone know of J's sisters going back to school or getting their GED after the arranged marriages failed? Do they show any employment history or is it all sketchy and gov. Funded like the rest of the family?Strong work ethic doesn't seem to be in the Tsarnaev blood.I know A had a new baby and her hubby works hard but what bout B and her guy? Not tryin 2 b pryin but it would seem odd that. they would collect stuff still when everyone knows the fam now and is watchin them and their crime rec.

talk2theback:

aliyaayila:

talk2theback:

You probably already read it, but Howie Carr wrote in his Boston Herald column a few weeks ago that one of the sisters (think it was Bella) had been collecting benefits in Anzor’s name into 2013, which sounds like she has since stopped. I have no idea if the sisters have gotten their GED’s. If I knew them I’d encourage them to, but I know pursuing education can be difficult when you have little kids to raise.

I’m sorry I’m not much help in answering your questions about the sisters, but I don’t know all that much about them. I feel that while Jahar invited us all into his life by committing very public crimes that devastated people, his sisters did not. So while it’s unavoidable not to discuss his sisters at all when discussing Jahar, I try to minimize my discussion of them and the choices they make in their lives. Unless we were to find out they were involved in the bombing plot or had committed serious crimes themselves, they are not on trial here and they deserve as much privacy as realistically possible.

Shit like this pisses me off. What does it matter if they are getting benefits? People are small minded and care about families getting a couple hundred dollars instead of the politicians who rob tax payers blind. Just a couple weeks ago there was a story about a senator spending $100,000+ on coffee and pastries but y’all care about a family receiving money for basic shit they need to survive.

I have no problem with Bella or anyone else out there receiving benefits if they need them, and based on what little I know about Bella’s situation, she probably did. I don’t advocate people fraudulently obtaining benefits they don’t need or fraudulently obtaining far more than they’re entitled to, but I’m not against welfare. Frankly, I’m sick of Howie Carr picking every member of the Tsarnaev family apart as if he’s trying to determine whether any of them should have the right to exist. Would he like someone to pick his family apart during a time of hardship?

Anonymous said: Does anyone know of J's sisters going back to school or getting their GED after the arranged marriages failed? Do they show any employment history or is it all sketchy and gov. Funded like the rest of the family?Strong work ethic doesn't seem to be in the Tsarnaev blood.I know A had a new baby and her hubby works hard but what bout B and her guy? Not tryin 2 b pryin but it would seem odd that. they would collect stuff still when everyone knows the fam now and is watchin them and their crime rec.

aliyaayila:

talk2theback:

You probably already read it, but Howie Carr wrote in his Boston Herald column a few weeks ago that one of the sisters (think it was Bella) had been collecting benefits in Anzor’s name into 2013, which sounds like she has since stopped. I have no idea if the sisters have gotten their GED’s. If I knew them I’d encourage them to, but I know pursuing education can be difficult when you have little kids to raise.

I’m sorry I’m not much help in answering your questions about the sisters, but I don’t know all that much about them. I feel that while Jahar invited us all into his life by committing very public crimes that devastated people, his sisters did not. So while it’s unavoidable not to discuss his sisters at all when discussing Jahar, I try to minimize my discussion of them and the choices they make in their lives. Unless we were to find out they were involved in the bombing plot or had committed serious crimes themselves, they are not on trial here and they deserve as much privacy as realistically possible.

Shit like this pisses me off. What does it matter if they are getting benefits? People are small minded and care about families getting a couple hundred dollars instead of the politicians who rob tax payers blind. Just a couple weeks ago there was a story about a senator spending $100,000+ on coffee and pastries but y’all care about a family receiving money for basic shit they need to survive.

thank you!

Anonymous said: It kind of surprises me about all the tactics the defense is using for this case. Isn't this the second time they asked to have the indictment tossed? Lefait's mention of appellate concerns and delay, delay, delay seems reasonable. Could also be a general over-cautiousness/zealousness in litigating a case the first of its kind. This case will lay down law for the future.

talk2theback:

somethingreallyirrelevant:

patsysvodka:

This was the first time the defense ever requested to have the indictment tossed as far as I can remember.   I was pretty surprised to see that motion, no way will the judge even consider it though.  It’s another indication that the defense appears to be laying the groundwork for an appeal and this case could drag on for years.    I get the feeling the defense is getting no indication of any deal coming from the government and there is a very real chance Jahar could end up getting the death penalty.  I used to think that would never happen, but recently I’m beginning to feel it’s very possible.

I still don’t think he’ll be getting the death penalty. It has to be a unanimous decision on the part of the jury and I really just don’t see that happening if the trial stays in Boston. 

Stranger things have happened, though, and I’m certainly not completely ruling it out. I’ve always thought the prosecution would refrain from offering a deal in order to make an example of Dzhokhar, and it’s increasingly looking that that’s probably what’s going to happen. So they’re probably going to lobby the hell out of the DP. Whether or not they’re able to convince an entire jury that that’s the best course of action remains to be seen.

I’m starting to think that death penalty advocates within the Justice Department are trying to use the terrorism aspect of this case to regain lost support for the death penalty in the wake of so many botched executions. This inevitable media circus of a trial is costing a fortune and will only serve to dredge up painful memories for everyone involved while it does NOTHING to thwart terrorism. Unless Jahar himself is the one insisting on a trial (which I have no reason to suspect thus far), there is no reason this case couldn’t have been settled (and still could) with a plea deal.

"I’m starting to think that death penalty advocates within the Justice Department are trying to use the terrorism aspect of this case to regain lost support for the death penalty in the wake of so many botched executions." - Yeah, I could see that. Interesting thought.

And yeah, I don’t think Dzhokhar’s the one insisting on a trial either. I’m not convinced he would accept a deal if offered, but right now it looks like what’s happening is that the prosecution isn’t looking to offer a deal. Like I said, probably because they want to make an example of him. This was after all the first successful terrorist attack in America since 9/11.

I’m not a big fan of the entire concept of plea deals, to be completely honest. So I can’t say I’m overly upset to see this go to trial. Completely agree that none of this does anything whatsoever to thwart terrorism though, lmao.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Anonymous said: Have you seen meenamaekay on here lately or heard from her?

Yeah she’s been around! Her last post was one day ago. She might just be busy and not posting as much (that’s pretty much been my case as well lol so I wouldn’t be surprised).

ladyjeanne:

MOTION TO DISMISS INDICTMENT AND STAY PROCEEDINGS PENDING RECONSTITUTING JURY WHEEL TO CONFORM WITH STATUTORY AND CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS

EXHIBIT A 

Declaration of Jeffrey Martin

Document 506-1 Filed 08/22/14