Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Marriage of Blogs-A Love Story


     Once upon a time there was a small little blog in the blogosphere with dreams of being a voice for a lost little girl named Ayla Reynolds. This little blog, appropriately named, Justice for Ayla and her blogger owner, had never done this before and wasn't even really sure what they were doing but they had a big heart and were captivated by this missing little angel and knew that they wanted to be her voice. They wanted to help get her justice and to make sure that the truth about what happened to her was shared with as many people as possible.

     It was a long, hard road those first few weeks, many people came and read the blog and many people thought that the blogger and the blog were sympathetic to Ayla's father who most likely was responsible for her disappearance. People left nasty comments and tried to make the identity of the blogger known. Another blog opened up with the sole purpose of casting a bad light on Justice For Ayla. Justice For Ayla debated on giving up but then more people came to read and more people liked what they read and started offering words of encouragement. The little blog and the owner decided that being a voice for Ayla was more important than their own pride and decided to continue doing what they were doing.


     People from all over the United States offered their services and wanted to help Justice For Ayla. Soon Justice for Ayla, or J4A as she had affectionately been called, started to grow. People started to take notice and were glad that someone was speaking out for Ayla, someone who lived in the community, someone who knew people involved and people who knew people involved. The little blog was not so little anymore, and had become one of, if not, the most read blogs on the internet regarding Ayla Reynolds.


     The Stepfather of Ayla's mommy, also decided to start a blog, he named it Answers for Ayla and it's mission was the same as J4A. A4A wanted to be a voice for Ayla and to have the truth be known and justice brought against those responsible. He reached out to J4A and they began to work together, combating evil while keeping Ayla's name in the public and exposing the people responsible for harming this beautiful little girl.

Grace/Elizabeth

    All was going fine until an evil witch decided to try to harm the two blogs, she was jealous that she was not getting all of the attention. She didn't care about Ayla, she only cared about herself. She devised a plan to infiltrate the blogs and gain their trust. J4A and A4A were by nature, very trusting people and did not realize they were being duped by this seemingly sweet lady from Colorado. She pretended to want justice for Ayla and after some time worked her way into their confidence. The evil witch started making questionable decisions and alerted the suspicions of J4A and A4A and quickly her access to their blogs was revoked and thankfully a crisis was averted.




During this time the two blogs realized how important they were to each other and how they could better serve Ayla by joining together in holy matrimony. By marrying the two blogs, they would be united against attacks and once they moved into their new home, they would be better equipped to deal with the villains who wished them harm.




I figured we were in need of some levity here after the week we have had and I just couldn't help myself when writing this post, because the whole thing does seem like a fairytale. In reality, Jeff and I decided to move the blogs to WordPress some time ago because the software is better there and it is set up more geared towards security and is easier to block offending IP addresses whereas on Blogger, it is virtually impossible. After Grace/Elizabeth stole Jenn/Sarah's blog, I became concerned about the security of J4A, although I trust the current admins explicitly, WordPress offers more by way of security. Grace/Elizabeth thought she was stealing the www.justiceforayla.wordpress.com address from us but we actually decided to change the name of the blog to reflect the joining of the two blogs and I was smart enough not to reveal to her what we were thinking of for a new name. The way things are run there isn't going to be much different than they are here. According to Jeff, I will be in control of the new blog and be wearing the pants in this relationship :) and he will remain on for updates from LE and info on vigils and events for awareness for Ayla and the site design but I will be the one contributing most of the blog posts because he does not have time to manage a blog full time. The contributors here are moving to the new blog with us and after some time, the content of this blog will be transferred onto the WordPress servers, however they are undergoing maintenance at this time so in the meantime this blog will stay intact but with comments disabled for reference.


People were concerned that they would have to watch what they say because A4A has always been less controversial than J4A but please know that is not the case. I expect people to comment openly there as they do here, it is what keeps the conversation and discussion balanced and allows us to look at all angles. We are doing Ayla an injustice if we were closed minded. We are hoping for this new blog to open within the next few days but WordPress is much more complicated than Blogger and because there are a lot of us who have to learn the new software, it has taken some time. In the meantime, this blog will be open and active until you see the post announcing the move and the new web address. We all are excited about the marriage of the two blogs and even though we know it is going to take some time to get used to the new site, especially for some readers here who are not familiar with WordPress but we think in the long run it is going to be worth it and will prevent the comment section from being overloaded with hateful off topic remarks.

I forgot to add that Guest Submissions are still welcome and will still be set up the same way as they are now. They probably will not be posted as frequently so bear with us but we are still interested in hearing from all of you and still want you to send us your submissions.

78 comments:

  1. Awesome! Can't wait for the new blogsite to go live! :)

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  2. I ll git you my prettyJune 7, 2012 at 7:13 AM

    lmfao. That pic of. DISgrace/tamara made me spit out my coffee.at first glance I thought it was pheebs.lol.

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    1. This comment made me laugh so hard I think I pulled another stitch LMAO

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    2. Me too,I spit of my coffee,lmao

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    3. I thought it was Phoebe for a minute too before I scrolled down!

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    4. Normally, I try not to comment while at work, but OMG- this is so funny!

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    5. I would love to see what your photo guru could do with this picture and the picture of Phoebe with the reward poster side by side! Oh my, I can only imagine!

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    6. They read here so I will keep an eye out for any emails with attachments :)

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    7. I thought it was PDip, too, LOL!

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    8. It does sort of look like old Pheebs, doesn't it?

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    9. Amazekins! It's the same PD smile where she's holding the photo of her missing meal ticket...er..granddaughter.
      __Pennyante

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  3. I think this is a great idea. I think together, Justice for Ayla and Answers for Ayla, will be more safe and secure.

    I agree VTLady, I can't wait!

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  4. Thank you J4A and A4A for giving us the peace of mind that we sometimes look for in the fog of blogoshpere! I feel like this marriage (Sorry Becca!) is going to be nothing but good for the readers, the commenters and most importantly, for keeping Aylas name in the public view!!!

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  5. Looking forward to continuing the conversations and debates without the hateful posts. I know there will always be disagreements as that is the nature of being human, but perhaps now they can be intelligent disagreements without the hate spewed accusations. Thank you for this wonderful place where we can discuss our feelings and thoughts. You guys are doing a great job.

    Steve

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  6. Congrats on the marriage! :D. Very wise decision. No matter where you go, or what you do, someone will always try to pee in your Wheaties. Both blogs have taken the high-road, not deviating from the search for answers and justice for Ayla. I am honored and proud to be a part of this team, helping to prove that little Ayla will be found through unrelenting, devoted people who truly care about her.

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  7. I can't wait to read at the new combined blog. Good job Tori and Jeff.

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  8. I'm excited too.I really like how we all bat ideas around and disagree, but keep the disagreements respectful. Tori, I hope this is a load of stress off you to help your recovery. JMW

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  9. OT to this post. There is a great post at SA, regarding insurance investigations.

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  10. investigating derek the DUMBASSJune 7, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    ok, on the laptop so I can finally write.

    I think we all need to start doing research to configure AYLA'S LAW and try to come up with a way to protect future children.I did not like the letter to State Farm, I feel someone in the Insurance industry with knowledge should have been consulted first.Most of it was nonsense that didn't violate insurance regulations.
    The rule that Derek broke was not that JD was unemployed or didnt have custody, it was that he used a FRAUDENLY OBTAINED SSN for a minor, and in effect was an accomplice to identity theft.
    I don't believe Derek didn't know how JD obtained it from Trista, in fact I believe they laughed about how JD was able to trick her into giving it to him. First, henhag said that it was Derek's idea for the policy. Ok, let's go with that. He tells JD, hey we need her SSN, it's required.It's very possible he even gave JD some ideas of how to get Trista to fork it over...

    JD says he got he policy to help his buddy out,and we all thought derek was a new agent struggling for policies. THAT WAS NOT HE CASE!!!Me, being oh so savvy with insurance since I was a top producer in the industry myself a few years back, did some digging around the dept of insurance site. Derek was licensed with state farm since 2008.

    This is one of the reasons henhag is defending JD, to keep him from throwing Derek under the bus. Not only can Derek be prosecuted and lose his license, but the GA, his father who was overseeing the policies he wrote is also culpable. If he loses his agency, that's 1000's of dollars in residual income he loses per month.Not to mention the bad PR for State Farm if they chose not to sweep it under the carpet.

    Derek may be facing some heat from State Farm.

    Maine dept of ins

    http://www.pfr.maine.gov/almsonline/almsquery/ShowDetail.aspx?TOKEN=92B9A189380550962C76F8614F8011BF819A5E327F6072015E8AA457A9B5B39C


    Derek is also Licensed with the shady TIME INSURANCE CO, so who knows if there are 2 policies on Ayla's LIFE/DEATH.(Time sells, accident, life and health ins)


    TIME INS. a long list of violations and fines
    https://apps.tdi.state.tx.us/pcci/pcci_show_profile.jsp?tdiNum=83040

    on a side not, many agents get licensed with several companies, because some companies have better rates than others, and it's good to give customers options to be competitive and not lose a sale. that in itself it not shady.



    MY QUESTION IS---IS THERE ANOTHER POLICY OUT THERE ON AYLA'S LIFE , THROUGH TIME INSURANCE CO?

    PS- CE classes or continuing education is mandated by the dept of insurance for all agents to keep their license active. so the ethics classes derek is required to complete before dec have nothing to do with state farm.

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    1. Fascinating! Thank you for your insightful post.

      I thought the State Farm petition was extremely well penned. It did, however, lack the specific insurance violations required to take action against The Tudela Agency. I do wish the petition was proofed by an insurance attorney before being released. But I give it an A+ for citizen action in motion.

      I hope investigators are looking into the possibility that Ayla's SSN may be floating out there.

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  11. Using your own child's SSN is not identity theft. Also, while Justin did apparently trick Trista to get the number, the timing throws a bit of a wrench into the analysis. Justin tricked Trista into giving up the SSN in Nov. or Dec. of 2010 (not 2011) and the LIP was purchased in Oct. 2011 (or later and backdated to that date.) Trista remembers this because she was pregnant with Ray. Was Justin's purpose in obtaining the SSN the LIP or something else? It may have been the 2010 tax return though I doubt Justin would have thought ahead and asked in Nov. or Dec. Could Justin have tried and failed to take out an LIP earlier? Trista might do well to check Ayla's "credit record" to see what inquiries show up. Investigating Derek, that info on Time Ins. is very intriguing. In 2010 Justin wasn't even visiting Ayla, apparently wanted nothing to do with her, hadn't yet been subject to the support order (til Dec. 2010) so I am leaning toward believing the LIP(s) was(were) about money laundering and the drug business- Bring on RICO, LE!

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    1. Checking Ayla's credit record is an excellent idea. It can be check with the three Credit Bureaus:

      www.annualcreditreport.com (and it's free once a year).

      People have been known to get credit cards, and loans etc. using their childrens SS #.

      Good call forever curious!

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    2. I hope this has been checked by the family as well as LE! There is no doubt that with the mentioning of her SSN being trick from Trista, LE would have had to do a check and the IRS Tax records would have to have been checked for false deductions! I dont know if it is possible, but any large property or business partnerships should also be checked for her name and social!

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    3. I believe that the rules/laws for insuring children should be changed. Both parents should be in agreeance, signing forms stating this. There is the tricky part of one parent not being involved in a child's life, but with proper supporting documents of this, then the primary parent should be able to insure the child alone. Both parents should know when one decides to insure the child or children! If a parent chooses to insure their child, through well intentioned reasons (money for college), I don't see how the other parent would object. However, if one parent has a questionable history with said child/children, then they can refuse to sign such an agreement.

      With this in mind, I further feel there should additionally be a mandatory requirement of a clear medical history (of questionable abuse) provided by the child's physician. The physician could easily provide a formal letter briefly stating whether it has been noted that the child has possibly been abused, or if any complaints have been made about the child.

      1. Mandatory concent from both parents of the child/children.

      2. Mandatory formal letter from the child's physician regarding any suspected/noted possibility of harm/abuse to the child.

      It is my belief that these two things should not be a problem for either parent if the policy is being purchased with the proper intentions.

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    4. USNavy Wife Commander, I agree with the first part of what you said. The parents should both have to sign or the sole parent with legal custody should be able to sign. I don't think doctors should be involved, though. Too much "nanny state" in that.

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    5. I am pretty sure Jeff had Ayla's SS# checked several months back.

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    6. FC - If both requirements had been a part of Ayla's insurance, this would not be an issue now. Clearly Justin would never have been able to insure Ayla (put a red bull's eye and price tag on her head), because as we've seen, there was documentation by Ayla's physician of possible harm/abuse. For this reason, I stand by my opinion of both being required to open a policy for life insurance on a child.

      As I'd said, if both parents have no reason to worry, their shouldn't be a problem with the two required documents. That is my belief/opinion, though.

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    7. This is the first reference I have seen that Justin got the SS number in 2010. All references available show that he called and got the information a mere weeks before Ayla went missing. You also state that "Trista remembers this because she was pregnant with Ray." That's news to me too. Where are you getting this information? I'd love a chance to read it over. Thanks.

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    8. I had missed the date being 2010 as well Bride. Can you post a link for us FC? I also thought it was 2011, but maybe my references are wrong?

      http://news.yahoo.com/trista-reynolds-dhhs-blew-off-210200967.html

      "In 2010, Justin wanted to claim Ayla as a dependent, Trista noted, but she objected because Ayla lived with her, not him. For 2011, armed with Ayla's social security number, Justin went ahead and filed, Trista said, but the deduction didn't hold up since Ayla hadn't spent six months in the DiPietro household."

      I have found several references similar to this but none so far with greater details. To me, Justin had her SSN for 2011 but not 2010.

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    9. USNW-I agree w/the first part also--I think maybe this case brings up this important point that both parents should be informed and in agreement when a parent tries to take out a LIP "against" a child.

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  12. I'm looking forward to the new, combined blog. Good work!

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  13. I'm looking forward to the new blog. Good work!

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  14. Congrats on the marriage ;-) looking forward to the new combined blog. I am happy that this nonsense over the past 48-73 hours is over , or at least subsiding..... thanks for all your hard work and dedication .. Following From Boston

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  15. for better or worse, in sickness and in health, till the death of ayla reynolds is resolved....do you part....

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  16. That photo of the evil witch looks exactly what I envisioned Grace/Elizabeth to look like. Did anyone notice it also bears a resemblance to Phoebe Dipetrio?!?!

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  17. proof is in the shrivel and wartsJune 7, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    the witches nose is what i envision justinias weenis to look like these days from all the activity behind courtme's back....grossss

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    1. OH my, lmfao ,How long can he be with Just one women? He must have ants in his pants by now.Not easy to hide an affair when everyone knows you Justin.I Dont think the ladies are impressed with that POS anyway.

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  18. ImmuneToDIPtheriaJune 7, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    I thought the exact same thing about the witch looking like Phoebe. Now I must break out Photoshop and see just how well she fits in that cloak! Bwahhhahahahahaha!

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    1. ImmuneToDIPtheriaJune 7, 2012 at 6:24 PM

      Posting a link might get this comment stuck in a spam filter, but here's the picture I made:
      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=188252124636187&set=a.176398442488222.36571.176385935822806&type=1&theater

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  19. Congratulations! I am looking forward to the new blog. I have been reading here since this blog was started. I have at times been leery of commenting with all that has been going on. The higher security will hopefully make people wishing to comment feel safer. Thank you for keeping Ayla Bell Reynolds name in the public and giving those that care a place to come together.

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  20. It is live! Go to www.answersforayla.com. :)

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    1. So far, I cannot reply on the new blog.

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    2. Question? How do you comment on the new blog. I tried twice but no success.

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    3. wondering the same thing. Do we have to log in? How do we do that?

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    4. I will find out from Jeff what is going on and why people cannot comment. We are still obviously working out the kinks.

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  21. Congratulations on the marriage. I hope this will signal a new era on the blog, with heightened security and a return of the focus to Ayla and the pursuit of justice for her.

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  22. For those of you who have linkedIn accounts, please read the attached link and then immediately changed your log-in and password information with them!!!

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/257045/update_linkedin_confirms_account_passwords_hacked.html

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  23. What'd you do to chase Grace back into her wormhole? She's apparently still alive at gracewilsonastrology.com. Has the stalking come to a stop?

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    1. Maybe sanity has returned to mudville.

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    2. Maybe you are Grace/Elizabeth???

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  24. Have you registered for gifts?

    Where shall I send the toaster, waffle maker or the His/Hers monogrammed towels?

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  25. how the heck do we read the comments over at http://answersforayla.com/ ? I made one, but I cannot see it or anyone else's?

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  26. OK, I'm going to have to get used to the new blog. When are comments being turned off here? And is it still going to be "up" for reference, or anything? Haha, I need time to learn how to navigate on the new one. Also, do you HAVE to enter your email to comment? Are ALL posts from here and A4A going to be over there (if there not, I didn't look through everything)?

    Sorry!! Lots of questions!

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    1. I get an error message page when I try to comment over there.

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    2. I'm trying to register, but having issues with that...

      I'll have to try again later.

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    3. I am sorry people are having issues, Jeff is working on the site now so could be a glitch. I also am not sure if you have to register but I know it does ask for an email address. The email addresses are only viewable to Jeff and I and are not stored. It just gives us the option to reply to comments via email. I am not 100% positive if it is required. I will hopefully have all these questions answered shortly

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    4. I have just been on the site of Answers for Ayla, I like commenting without having to post my email address, even if it doesn't show, it is not so "anonymous" now because it requires your email address

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    5. Still no clue. I would suggest picking up an anonymous gmail account. They are free and you can use them anywhere.

      BTW, I have more gmail email accounts than God. ;)

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    6. Just enter a fake email. People do that all the time on my Wordpress blog.

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    7. I made a new gmail address too. Just a reminder though, if you use your real name, if you do sent an email, usually your name shows up too. I used "Purple Butterflies" as my name on this new one. I totally trust Tori and Jeff and others, but I'm scared as to how long Grace fooled us.

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    8. Always better safe than sorry. I've been on the internet for years. When it first started out we all had screen names. No one used their real name. I liked it that way best.

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    9. Thanks for your advice

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  27. At www.unitedforayla.com anyone can register.. Look over to the right column towards the bottom for the Meta tab. Click on Login and look for Register.. Select a username, type in an e-mail and a password will be sent to you. After which you can log in change your password and upload a photo.

    But you do not have to register to leave a comment, and once you leave a comment WordPress will remember you. Hope this helps..

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    1. All registered, just having trouble loading up my profile pic. will keep on trying!

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  28. Is this new site going to run on Disqus or something else?

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  29. I registered, but now I can't pull up the blog on the dashboard. Says fatal error out of memory.

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  30. Wayne Wright Connally

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    1. Elizabeth's Father in law, sort of.

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    2. Elizabeth/Grace and Charla are MIA at the same time. Multiple personalities, 72 hour hold IMO

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    3. Nope. Try again, I'm still freeeeee!

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  31. Registration at new blog and selection of picture from home disk proceeded uneventfully and normal. Did check the dashboard function for others and received same error message. Posted a hello world message successfully.
    I don't use or know what dashboard is so I can't help there.

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