Its premature to claim a single tank shell ( only a slight depression was found in the ground while the building was peppered by frag) was the cause of the carnage. Artillery/tank shells do not “behave” in the manner which has been reported unless it malfunctioned. While it is likely the ordinance originated from the IDF , it is also plausible ( based on my hearing of eye witness observations) the projectile was a rocket, a Hamas fired rocket.

dzhoslibrarian

Anonymous asked:

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 answered:

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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dzhoslibrarian:

lefaitjugelhomme:

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.

As usual we are talking past one another. My point is simple…if one finds oneself in a tight spot, it is always wise to have something that may loosen the tightness. It doesn’t matter if it is LE on another charge, on the street while threatened by a giant mugger on or tied up with silk scarves on ones own bed without knowing the safe word. One must find  the right way to lessen the pressure and do so with their best interests front and center.

The Silva twins were in a tight spot the second the 1st bomb went off and that spot got a whole lot tighter as time went along. Same applies to the UMASSers. Same with Matanov and Todashev (not to mention xx others). Waiting for the evitable Sword of Damocles to come down is no way to live unless one truly wants to become a zombie.

Telling the truth (while in a tight spot) leaves one with the same chemical reactions in the brain and soul as an act of charity and leaves the receiver as grateful as the recipient of the act of kindness. Its a WIN-WIN.

dzhoslibrarian

Anonymous asked:

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 answered:

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.

latimes

Using drugs meant for individuals with medical needs to carry out executions is a misguided effort to mask the brutality of executions by making them look serene and beautiful — like something any one of us might experience in our final moments.

But executions are, in fact, brutal, savage events, and nothing the state tries to do can mask that reality. Nor should we. If we as a society want to carry out executions, we should be willing to face the fact that the state is committing a horrendous brutality on our behalf.

U.S. 9th Circuit Court Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, in a dissent filed Monday in the Arizona death penalty case of Joseph Rudolph Wood III. Wood’s attorneys described his execution, which took place Wednesday, as botched; it began at 1:52 p.m. and he wasn’t declared dead until 3:49. (via latimes)

My comments: Death cannot be avoided therefore  honest discussions regarding death need to be conducted with equanimity.

All the attempts to “sterilize” executions are counter-productive. It doesn’t matter whether one views executions from the bookends of the condemned or the victims and all else in between. No execution was ever intended to be euthanasia, if it were then the word euthanasia would replace the word execution. 

Each and every form of punishment ( whether born in a formal system of justice, in the home or elsewhere) includes degrees of pain, some physical some mental, some a combination of both. Its ridiculous to put the condemned above the innocent, which includes people seeking an end of life solution to terminal illness, chronic pain or simply by choice.

Fact: Every person will perish. Every living person faces the sentence of death. Human death cannot be denied, only delayed. The condemned waived their right to any hope of good death by their own thoughts and by their own actions.

Just as abortion should be legal yet  performed under certain exceptional circumstances, so too should be executions. Both should remain horrific and savage to the ethicist and to the general population at large as a reminder both death sentences are sometimes necessary at the individual level and the societal level.

The longer one delays an abortion or an execution, the more difficult and more savage the entire death sentence becomes for all concerned parties. Even the most steadfast proponents of abortion know delaying ”termination” ( another intentional sterilized dodge of the word death and of the condemned) is counter-productive and harmful to all parties. So is it with executions. 

longform

longform:

“You Palestinians can never see the fucking big picture.” ( Dr. Susan Rice)

The article is for those of you who are locked in an ill-conceived position without knowing the facts of the matter. Perhaps one day the two sides will come to understand: both war and peace are contagious.

The “fatwa” issued by the Sunni Muslim fighters would potentially affect 4 million women and girls, U.N. resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq Jacqueline Badcock told reporters in Geneva by videolink from Arbil.

"This is something very new for Iraq, particularly in this area, and is of grave concern and does need to be addressed,” she said.

"This is not the will of Iraqi people, or the women of Iraq in these vulnerable areas covered by the terrorists," she added.

No one was immediately available for comment from Islamic State which has led an offensive through northern and western Iraq.

patsysvodka

http://masslawyersweekly.com/2014/07/23/looking-into-leaks-in-tsarnaev/

Media leaks? WTF is a media leak? The media doesn’t leak, the media reports.  Journalists do their homework, they do their research, they fact check only then do they tell their story. 
As previously reported: The journey of Ruger P95, Serial # 317-87693 (?) began in Scarborough, Maine, where it was bought legally in November 2011 by a man named Danny Sun Jr. That could’ve only been determined if the Serial# was known or was recovered during a specific process used to retrieve altered serial numbers. Within 2 weeks of the BMB , Sun from LA-CA who lives in Gorham ME, Sun was talking. He reportedly claimed he “gave” the Ruger to an Eritrean immigrant named Biniam Tsegai, aka “Icy” a known drug dealer in Portland with ties to drug distribution from Boston.  Drug and weapon trafficking, the noose is tightening. It is worth repeating Todashev got his start in the Portland ME area.

http://masslawyersweekly.com/2014/07/23/looking-into-leaks-in-tsarnaev/

Media leaks? WTF is a media leak? The media doesn’t leak, the media reports.  Journalists do their homework, they do their research, they fact check only then do they tell their story.

As previously reported: The journey of Ruger P95, Serial # 317-87693 (?) began in Scarborough, Maine, where it was bought legally in November 2011 by a man named Danny Sun Jr. That could’ve only been determined if the Serial# was known or was recovered during a specific process used to retrieve altered serial numbers. Within 2 weeks of the BMB , Sun from LA-CA who lives in Gorham ME, Sun was talking. He reportedly claimed he “gave” the Ruger to an Eritrean immigrant named Biniam Tsegai, aka “Icy” a known drug dealer in Portland with ties to drug distribution from Boston.  Drug and weapon trafficking, the noose is tightening. It is worth repeating Todashev got his start in the Portland ME area.

Executive Summary

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) interacts with, observes, and gathers information from individuals during law enforcement, transportation security, and immigration and border security screening operations. The Department contributes s watchlisting efforts, which are used to inform government interaction with U.S. citizens and foreign nationals.

In October 2010, DHS established a Watchlisting Cell in the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis to serve as the coordination point for departmental watchlist nominations.

In April 2012, in response to its growing caseload and limited resources, the Watchlisting Cell proposed to decentralize its watchlist nomination process by providing watchlist analyst training and certification to analysts in DHS operational components, and then delegating to the certified watchlist analysts the authority to submit terrorist nominations.

We reviewed the Watchlisting Cell to determine whether (1) it is timely, effective, and efficient in submitting DHS nominations; (2) the information provided to external partners is complete, accurate, and timely; (3) establishing the Watchlisting Cell has had an effect on the DHS component nomination process; and (4) the Watchlisting Cell has developed and communicated effective policies and procedures for coordinating nomination submissions within DHS. We also reviewed whether the Watchlisting Cell has developed an effective process for providing nominator certification training, quality assurance, and the oversight necessary for decentralization, and whether it has developed an effective methodology for planning and coordinating its resources.

We determined that the Watchlisting Cell has had a positive effect on DHS and the interagency watchlisting community, as it increased the number and quality of DHS nominations, and provided oversight, guidance, and required watchlisting overview training to DHS components. However, it needs to develop performance metrics to improve its operational processes and to measure the effectiveness of its program initiatives. In addition, the Watchlisting Cell did not communicate effectively on its decentralization plan, and needs to determine the effect decentralized execution will have on the Watchlisting Cell’s caseload and ability to provide oversight. The Watchlisting Cell operated without an itemized budget or a method for tracking its expenses, and is not prepared to address increases or fluctuations in its caseload.

We are making ten recommendations to develop performance metrics; streamline internal procedures; evaluate decentralization effects; develop training, oversight, and quality assurance processes for decentralization; and develop financial and sustainability plans for the Watchlisting Cell.

Everything you wanted to know about the Watch & No Fly List but were too frightened to ask. Its a long read and its a worthy one.  Since it is on the public record, there aren’t any more excuses for not understanding the program.