September 2, 2014

Anonymous said: I feel like if Dias weren't related to jahar in some way (not as in family but like they're friends) girls wouldn't think he's so cute

IDK:

September 2, 2014

Anonymous said: Pats, please help me understand how there are people still talking about Js innocence? At this point, how are people still clinging to that fantasy? I don't get it.

pandora-the-curious:

patsysvodka:

idk, something about black bags, inconsistencies from LE over where the bag at site two was placed, and surprise witnesses who will prove Jahar did not place the bag that exploded?   I also don’t understand how a potential drill at the marathon or FBI involvement with Tamerlan proves that the brothers are innocent or set up.  Even friends of the brothers can’t possibly be guilty of anything!  Their evil girlfriend made them do it! 

At one point I thought the brothers could be innocent, but evidence to the contrary became overwhelming.  I’m as disturbed as anyone that a seemingly normal person would participate in such a thing, but there is so much evidence that the brothers did do this.  During the trial I expect evidence of the communication between the brothers before and after the marathon and their activities/purchases in preparation for the bombing to make Jahar’s participation and guilt undeniable.  Will they continue to cling to their fantasy when those facts come out? 

I suspect some will, tbh. The level of evidence that is already known and acknowledged by the defense is, as you say, overwhelming. And some of it has been acknowledged by the defense. You know, the defense - the ones desperately trying to save their client’s life. So, if the innocence group could continue to deny it/ chalk it up to him being framed/ say he didn’t know what was in the bag, then some of them will go right on insisting there is some other explanation. I don’t understand it and I don’t pretend to. I have no desire to taunt or harass them. I just hope they’re not surprised at the outcome. This will not end like O.J.

Too many people, when confronted with facts that contradict their worldview, won’t stop believing:

In other words, learning that they were wrong to believe that vaccines were dangerous to their kids made vaccine-hostile parents more, not less likely to reject vaccination. Mooney calls this the “backfire effect,” but feel free to regard it as stubborn, childish defensiveness, if you’d rather. If you produce evidence that vaccination fears about autism are misplaced, anti-vaccination parents don’t apologize and slink off to get their kids vaccinated. No, according to this study, they tend to double down. 

This reaction, where people become more assured of their stupid opinions when confronted with factual or scientific evidence proving them wrong, has been demonstrated in similar studies time and time again. (This is why arguing with your Facebook friends who watch Fox News will only bring you migraines.)

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At least believing that Jahar is innocent doesn’t cause real-world harm.

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September 2, 2014

Anonymous said: the quote "you are who you are when no one is looking" can be used regarding jahar and tamerlan planning the BMB

I can see that. The brothers were only looking at each other then.

September 2, 2014

Anonymous said: Why do Aza and Dias not want people to post their letters? I'm guessing because if lawyers found out they'd get mad?

Most likely, especially since this was before their (scheduled) trials and they feared the risk of SAMs.

September 1, 2014
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September 1, 2014
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What Jahar might look like from behind if he had mighty, tree-trunk legs.

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What Jahar might look like from behind if he had mighty, tree-trunk legs.

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September 1, 2014
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September 1, 2014
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September 1, 2014
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September 1, 2014

Anonymous said: I don't think you got my last ask but looking over your tumble i see that your really into jahar lookalikes. Well, I was watching Real Housewives of NJ this weekend, and one of the kids of the new housewives Teresa Aprea looks exactly like Jahar. I think his name is Giovanni. I mean they could be twins it scary.

I can see it. (Giovanni is the one on the left.)

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