July 24, 2014

corporationsarepeople:

The purpose of the death penalty is vengeance, obviously. Why do you think so many of its supporters find it important to pretend otherwise?

If executions aren’t filmed and made publicly available when they occur, then deterrence is clearly not their point. By not publicizing the sentence, we are either too squeamish to face what we’re doing, or we are concerned that the public will demand that we stop.

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Filed under: death penalty truth 
July 24, 2014
Reblog if your muse has a dark side Please

nankurunaisax:

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July 24, 2014
"

I’ve been a writer all my life, and a visual artist, too. When I was in private practice, I used creative tools with my psychotherapy clients, drawing from Jungian traditions, from global mythology, from creative arts of all kinds. From sand-tray to self-inquiry, my territory was the creative inner world.

And then my love drowned in front of me on an otherwise ordinary day.

Tell me, what use is it to rearrange mythic figures on a board when life has exploded that way? Where is the relevance of self-inquiry in the face of such reeling pain? A paintbrush is not going to solve anything.

[…]

There’s a deep cultural presumption that creating something out of grief somehow makes it all even out in the end. That your deepest call is to transform your grief into a work of art that touches others. That when you do that, when you turn to creative expression in the depths of pain, you are, in fact, healing your grief. Creativity is a way to transform pain. The results of your creativity, if they’re good enough, can help others transform their pain. It all works out.

But the truth is, there is no fair trade.

[…]

The truth is, pain, like love, needs expression. Some of us use words. Some paint. Some build, some invent, some serve. We are story-telling creatures.

Creative expression is part of me. It’s part of you. It’s in all of us.

That you make something beautiful and useful out of your pain, whether for yourself or others, is a wonderful thing. It’s a healing thing. But it’s not a prescription, and it won’t fix anything.

But the truth is, there is no fair trade.

"

A harrowing counterpoint to the art-as-therapy idea from author and grief counselor Megan Devine. Pair with Meghan O’Rourke’s sublime memoir of grief.

(HT Cheryl Strayed)

No fair trade.

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July 24, 2014
"It’s hell writing and it’s hell not writing. The only tolerable state is having just written."

— Robert Hass (via victoriousvocabulary)

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July 24, 2014

Anonymous said: Its quite sad to read that Stephen admitted to police that he smoked because jahar was his friend. Silva may have not been an angle but this truly shows how BMB has affected these kids. Rather than clean up their acts out of fear, they are just going further downward.

dzhoslibrarian:

lefaitjugelhomme:

dzhoslibrarian:

Keep in mind that he said that when he was busted for dealing weed.

I’m not saying he didn’t miss Jahar and that he wasn’t really stressed out that his friend was the bomber. However, I suspect he may have offered that as an excuse to explain the quantity of weed on his person: he was insinuating that he wasn’t dealing, it was all for his personal use.

As I just said in another post, holy shit, did that ever backfire. He shouldn’t have mentioned anything about Jahar. DOH.

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You say that  all while knowing 4 UMASS student-friends put J above their own best interests as did Matanov? There is no escape from J and T’s electronic bread crumbs. Those thinking and acting that way will re-think it in a prison cell.

No, I mean I don’t think Stephen helped himself by mentioning Jahar. I can’t imagine LE would look more favorably upon a suspect who mentions that they are best friends with the person who blew up a marathon.To get out of the heroin charges he’s  going to give them what they want on Jahar. I can’t blame him if he does. At this point, I don’t think anything anyone says about Jahar can make things worse for Jahar. He can only be executed once and he only has one life with which to serve a life sentence.

As for Matanov, I believe that the evidence he destroyed was to cover his own ass. If the destruction of evidence helped Jahar, imo that was most likely purely incidental.

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Filed under: Stephen Silva Jahar 
July 24, 2014

Anonymous said: I have one-upped you with weird celebrity crushes. Google Conchita Wurst (Eurovision winner 2014). Yeah... I'll never judge your Steve Busemi crush again haha. #soconfusedaboutmysexualityrightnow

July 24, 2014

Anonymous said: I might be dumb but before I saw pictures of Jahar's roomate Andrew,I thought he (Andrew) was black. And before I saw pictures of Stephen Silva I thought he (Stephen) was white. What's wrong with me

dzhoslibrarian:

I knew from the get go that Steven  (I didn’t know StePHen existed) was black. I never assumed anything one way or another about Andrew.

Jahar also has another friend, Andrew Glasby, who is black. Not that it’s here or there.

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Filed under: Jahar friends 
July 24, 2014

Anonymous said: Like you, I oppose the dp, but if this latest allegation proves true, that Dz T obtained the gun that was used to kill Sean Collier, I believe his chances of receiving the death penalty have dramatically increased. It would render his best mitigation defense, that he was a victim of his older brother's intimidation, much less compelling.

patsysvodka:

I had always assumed that Tamerlan was responsible for securing the gun used to kill Officer Collier, finding out it was actually Jahar was pretty surprising.  I agree with you, this latest revelation is not good for his defense as he appears to be much more of an equal participant now.  His only advantage may be that Tamerlan was the one physically in control and firing the gun at the Collier murder scene and in Watertown.  Although if I’m remembering correctly, a witness at Dexter and Laurel said they saw the Jahar throwing loaded clips to Tamerlan during the shootout.

I have to wonder: if this gun was specifically for the bombing plot, why get just one?

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Filed under: Stephen Silva Jahar 
July 24, 2014

Anonymous said: It's obvious Steven is using his friendship for a excuse to get out of trouble.

Are you referring to his saying “I smoke weed every day because my best friend is the bomber”? I think mentioning his friendship with Jahar will make things worse for him. And if it turns out the gun is the same one used to kill Sean Collier…

July 23, 2014
But it’s so fun :)

But it’s so fun :)

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