Update on the Forum Status and Leaving Comments on the Blog

Update: The forum should be fully active. To use the forum you will have to register a new username and password.

You can’t automatically use your same username and password that you use for leaving comments on the blog.

I want to also note that your first three comments on the forum will be “moderated” (i.e. approved before automatic posting) but after that, all of your comments will instantaneously appear. This is an spam-prevention measure.

The blog and the forum are two separate entities.

Once you enter the forum, to begin a new topic, just click on “New Topic” button. That should be all that is needed to get started.

Leaving Comments on the Blog

There have been issues with the inability to leave comments on the blog. Some users have reported that their passwords are no longer working but others have been able to correct these issues. Apparently there was a problem with the latest update to WordPress. My advice is to wait a day and try again. You may even have to re-register with WordPress.

We are working to correct these errors. We appreciate your patience. Full functioning of the blog should be restored in the very near future.

Deception Expert Phil Houston on Jodi Arias

He used to work for the CIA and he knows his stuff:

Settlement Conference News

In other news, there was no agreement reached today in the settlement conference. The parties will return to court November 1, 2013 for oral arguments relating to aspects of the expected retrial.

Jodi Arias is Trying to Fire Nurmi

Also being reported today is that Jodi Arias is trying to personally fire Kirk Nurmi. According to Michael Kiefer of The Arizona Republic, Jodi has written a 12-page letter to Judge Sherry Stevens complaining about Nurmi.

An excerpt:

“…Arias said… Kirk Nurmi, had not seen her since May 23, the day the jury reached an impasse on whether to sentence her to life or death. She claimed that she attempted to fire him in June as well, but Judge Sherry Stephens did not grant her request.

Arias writes that Nurmi has an “utter poverty of people skills,” and “has little to no tolerance for my emotional and psychological shortcomings.” She offered, as an example, her emotional reaction when the defense played in open court a lurid recording of a phone call between Arias and Alexander; Arias said she wanted the tape to be played in a closed courtroom only to the jury and not to the general public.”

You can read the letter here (thanks Elaine!)

Jodi’s New Blog Post

Someone notified me about this post (thank you!). This message appears on the JAA is innocent website and is allegedly a post directly from Ms. Arias:

“To My Friends

(For this to be effective, you really must take a second or two to imagine each of the following.)

“Imagine this for a moment: Someone publishes a book about you titled, “Exposed: The Secret Life of [Your Name Here].” Go ahead, imagine it. Say the title out loud with your first and last name. Feels gross, doesn’t it? This book is filled with nasty lies about you and half-truths distorted to make you look as inhuman and unsalvageably evil as possible. Imagine that in writing this book, the author (or her ghostwriter) consulted with a woman you once briefly knew years ago, who stopped being your friend for reasons so esoteric she sounds like she was reared in the Dark Ages – oh, but at the time those weren’t the reasons she gave you, so she either was dishonest then with you or is now with everyone else, but either way, her mission is to trash you. Then imagine, if you will, that this book, filled with degrading, embarrassing, spurious details about you, however untrue, is dedicated to someone who used to bully, beat, and abuse you so copiously that your body, mind – especially your mind – and soul still bear the scars of these horrific experiences. Imagine also that a portion of the book’s sales are donated to a so-called “Legacy” fund bearing your abuser’s name and founded by people whose burning, twisted desire is to watch you die.

Now, there isn’t much you can do about this book except to mourn it as a tragic and unnecessary waste of trees and keep stepping.

But wait.

Now imagine this: I am your self-professed friend and supporter. But I buy this very book, “Exposed: The Secret Life of [Your Name Here],” thereby instead supporting all of the above and throwing money into the fund named in honor of your abuser and enriching the very people who want you dead.

How would my purchase make you feel? Hurt? Betrayed? Disgusted? Would you still consider me a friend? JAA”

Aaron Alexis Was Quite Unstable

It’s clear that Aaron Alexis was quite sick. He was paranoid and heard voices. About six weeks ago, he told people that someone had threatened him at an airport in Virginia. Shortly afterwards, he thought that people were speaking to him through the walls, floor and ceiling of the naval base. He also heard voices in his hotel room. These voices used “some sort of microwave machine” to send vibrations through the ceiling and into his body. These vibrations made it difficult for him to sleep.

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Newly Married Woman Pushes Husband To His Death

Montana newlywed, 22-year-old Jordan Linn Graham (also known as Jo-Jo) is accused of pushing her husband, 25-year-old Cody Lee Johnson, to his death over a cliff in Glacier National Park. Investigators believe that she pushed her husband because she was having “second thoughts” about her marriage.

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