13 June 2011

Privacy, Lies and Videotape





A small - and personal - clarification about a recent article in the British press:

In their apparently ceaseless effort to prevent British subjects from ever setting foot in the Algarve again, the McCanns (conveniently) forget that the main reason that there are no cctv cameras in any public places, on Portuguese soil, is a Constitutional safeguard: the very same safeguard that they (conveniently) used to justify their attempt to silence former Judiciary Police coordinator Gonçalo Amaral.

The absence of cctv cameras covering public areas in Portugal is due to our strict privacy laws, which protect our citizens' personality and private life, and rule out any type of unauthorized capture of image and/or sound in public areas.

Naturally, there are some people in Portugal who would be prepared to give up some of that privacy, if indeed the presence of cctv cameras would help reduce the crime rate, acting as a factor to dissuade potential criminals. But it seems that there is no guarantee that this would be the case - as abundant examples, precisely from the UK, seem to indicate.

The debate about cctv cameras in public areas will continue in Portugal, independently of the opinion of prominent couples in England and their obedient newspapers. It is not a debate about cost; it is a debate about moral values and ethics. It is a debate about fundamental principles that many are not ready to sacrifice.



56 comments:

  1. KATE MCCANN: PR, SURVEILLANCE AND COUNTER-SURVEILLANCE

    from LBC's website today

    McCann In Plea For Families Of The Missing
    Monday, 13th June 2011 08:49

    Kate McCann and the mothers of other missing children have asked MPs to make more support available to families.

    Mrs McCann, whose daughter Madeleine went missing from her family's holiday flat in Portugal four years has spoken about the "unimaginable, unending heartbreak, confusion, guilt, and worry" when loved ones go missing.

    She has called on the Government to improve support for families after speaking before the first parliamentary inquiry into the issue.

    In a statement outside the House of Commons, Mrs McCann said relatives should be spared "the additional pain of financial and legal bureaucracy".

    She said there was "currently no legislation to protect missing people and their families left behind".

    Holding a picture of Madeleine, she said: "If your house is burgled, you are automatically offered victim support with emotional, practical and legal assistance.

    "If your child goes missing, you may get nothing.

    "This parliamentary inquiry has the potential to change that."

    The inquiry also heard from Sarah Godwin, whose son Quentin was 18 when he went missing in New Zealand in 1992, and Nicki Durbin, from Suffolk, whose son Luke disappeared in 2006, aged 19, following an evening at a nightclub in Ipswich.

    Kate McCann told MPs she did not think it should be left to "grieving parents" to search for their child.

    She added that this was compounded by a "lack of communication and information".

    She recommended a single point of contact between the families of missing people and the police.

    Ann Coffey, chairwoman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Runaway and Missing Children and Adults, said the MPs were examining what emotional, practical and legal support those families need to help them cope at such a traumatic time.

    Martin Houghton-Brown, chief executive of Missing People, said: "From dealing with finances, insurance policies, bank accounts and mortgages through to having a missing person declared presumed dead, families left behind often struggle to deal with institutions that have no system for their clients going missing.

    "This inquiry is a landmark opportunity for parliamentarians to ensure that families are able to access the full range of support that they so desperately need."

    Mrs McCann, 43, from Rothley, Leicestershire, will give evidence as Scotland Yard continues its review of the investigation into her daughter's disappearance in Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007.

    The official Portuguese inquiry into the disappearance was formally shelved in July 2008, although private detectives employed by the McCanns have continued the search.

    :Anyone feeling emotionally distressed or suicidal can call the Samaritans for help on 08457 90 90 90.

    For the SKY video of Kate speaking out (spinning) "on behalf of others" see here:

    http://www.lbc.co.uk/mccann-in-plea-for-families-of-the-missing-41058

    Amarelinho

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  2. COULD GERRY MCCANN HAVE BEEN CAUGHT ON CCTV?

    "Doctors Kate and Gerry, from Rothley, Leics, believe their daughter, who was just three when she disappeared, may have been found had there been greater CCTV coverage."

    THE TRUTH OF A LIE

    Chapter 21 - An Irish family in shock - pages 197-199

    "- Sept 2007, McCanns return to UK

    - Gerry exits the plane, carrying his son against his left shoulder, the child's arms down along his sides, down the stairs and across the tarmack Gerry walks

    - The Smith family see this recording on the news at 22h00 and are hit hard: they know this person, this way of carrying a child and of walking. It is Gerry McCann, they believe with a high degree of certainty, that they saw on 3 May at about 22h00, carrying a 4 yr old girl who appeared to be deeply asleep

    - The father contacts the police to communicate this new information. He says he has not slept since 9 Sept and is very upset. It's as if he re-lived the night he saw the man carrying the child. Seeing Gerry walk and carry the child, awoke something in his head...

    - Still not completely convinced, he watches the news again on ITV and also on Sky.

    - No, there are no doubts. Gerry McCann looks just like the same person he saw carrying the child on May 3.

    - Smith, upset and worried about what he saw and has concluded, needs the investigators to contact him.

    - In late September, the Portuguese police receive this information from Smith. This appears to be a piece of the puzzle."

    Ventoinhas

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  3. Professor Stanley Cohen: folk devils and moral panics

    Third edition (Routledge, 2002)

    Stanley Cohen's study of deviant groups - society's 'folk devils' - and the public and media reaction to them, is both a classic and a very current work of sociology. The book's conclusion is no less applicable today than when it was first published, 30 years ago: 'More moral panics will be generated and other, as yet nameless, folk devils will be created...our society as presently structured will continue to generate problems for some if its members... and then condemn whatever solution these groups find.'

    In his new introduction to the third edition, Stanley Cohen reviews recent sociological theory and criticism about the concept of 'moral panics' and discusses the moral panics generated around the 'folk devils' of today: ecstasy and designer drugs; the death of James Bulger; the 'name and shame' campaign against suspected paedophiles; and the vilification of 'bogus' asylum seekers.

    http://www2.lse.ac.uk/socialPolicy/researchcentresandgroups/mannheim/publications/cohen2.aspx

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  4. :k MCCANNS ASKED TO GIVE "EVIDENCE" TO SCOTLAND YARD...

    SKY News 13 June 2011

    "Mrs McCann, 43, from Rothley, Leicestershire, will give evidence as Scotland Yard continues its review of the investigation into her daughter's disappearance in Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007."

    Mind you, Kate won't be asked those 48 questions again. Scotland Yard has strict instructions to look only for vestiges of a potential abduction. No other scenarios will be considered. Thankfully. This is a PR ideological game designed to discredit the Portuguese. No more, no less (...)

    The Portuguese in turn can only hope that their new social democrat, centre-right government has enough "tomatoes" to launch a counter-investigation or even better...to re-open the process and take the McCanns' to court.

    There is more than enough evidence to prove they attempted to pervert the course of justice and systematically abandoned their children to their fate. That much is clear...

    Amarelinho

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  5. I cannot believe the Mcs, now they try to scare all away from the algarve,sometimes I believe these two have lost the plot completely.
    Arrogance such as this, and the inquiry into help for missing children, The Mcs have nothing to moan about with all their special treatment. Sometimes I wonder if they are innocent? the way they court the press, supports charities etc, only because anyone with anything to hide would stay out of the limelight...but this soon passes as i remember they never asked for a reopening, refused a reconstruction, legged it away from Portugal and lots more. Now they wish to ruin completely the tourist industry in Algave, insuating it is not a safe place for families. Do these people have friends?? I doubt it, they are just trying to make themslves look good. Well one good bit of news is Kate is about to be interviewed by SY, I hope they do not allow shark faced gerry to sit in.I certainly hope that SY do not fall prey to their manipulations

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  6. The McCanns regret a 1000 times they asked for help from PM Cameron.
    Kate is now taking part of everything she can take of, to distract the public attention(see McCann Files).
    The biggest victim. I noticed Gerry disappeared, he is never beside her on the photos.
    Who knows is Kate bombed with criticising emails, after people read her book. I believe she is. She is now trying to save the sinking ship, after she made so many holes in it.
    And talking about money.

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  7. @Anon 4
    Can you please put the link to the article in Skynews? I do NOT find it
    Thanks

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  8. "Anyone feeling emotionally distressed or suicidal can call..."


    Sky News, McCann Files.

    This sounds very funny, may God forgive me.

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  9. A lady at work said to me that I was "very brave taking a little girl to the Algarve": I have just returned after two weeks in beautiful Santa Eulalia, Albuferia. The lady could not be more wrong, the local people were so kind and generous to my daughter and we can not wait to return. There is no doubt though that the McCanns have seriously damaged many peoples perception of the Algarve as asafe place to take children. If the McCanns or the Paynes had been staying at my hotel then I would not have felt that my daughter was safe!!

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  10. I hope SY will request to interview Dr Amaral being as he was on the case from the beginning. He can no doubt put them straight about certain things. Oh to see the face of the McCanns if they did make such a request. Perhaps we should write to SY and request they do this.

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  11. Astro:

    estupendo esclarecimento cheio de qualidade, conciso e preciso.
    *****

    Ainda ontem estive aqui a reler uma página e, respectivos comentários e, dei por mim a sentir que eles insistem, insistem sempre nas mesmas coisas e não se avança....


    Quais são as possibilidades de G.A. poder processar os tablóides ingleses acerca da F word ? E de processar a tresloucada da XXXXXX e da XX mais afins ?

    Provavelmente terá a ver com o dinheiro necessário para os Advogados e processos infindáveis, não ?

    Caso seja necessário apoio, eu estou aqui também.

    MCR

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  12. Has anyone seen the article in the Daily Mail, "Agony of mothers left behind". Kate Mccann fronting an appeal to parliament regarding support for those with missing children. I am totally and utterly gobsmacked, is there nothing this woman wouldn't stoop to, in order to get her face in the media and act like its everyone else to blame. Mind you the comments on this article are scathing to say the least, finally real comments are being filtered through, and my word they are most certainly not favourable for the MCCliars.

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  13. Just a thought;
    Only three more years left for them to swan around,lying,begging and making money out of an absolute string of fabrications, and Madeleine will have been legally 'missing presumed dead' They will be off the hook, dance off into the sunset with their millions and cock a snook at the rest of us !!! Sick.
    B.

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  14. I have stayed in the Algarve (Porches area) with my two small daughters, for two weeks, this year and last year. We had a most wonderful holiday, and felt absolutely safe. The local people were very friendly, and my daughters were treated like little princesses. They never experience that kind of treatment at home (UK). And cctv or no cctv, I have been mugged at home and so has my MIL. The cameras didn't prevent my MIL from being beaten on the street, nor did they help identify the muggers. This whole thing is ridiculous. Typical McCann stirring things up. My advice: do travel to the Algarve (or anywhere else, for that matter). Don't let these people ruin your holidays!

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  15. These two will never be welcome in the ALgarve again (except into a jail cell)... which is why they now want to ruin the Algarve. As far as I'm concerned, them saying it's unsafe, can only mean it's a safe, beautiful place. I'm going to the Algarve in September, with wife and son, and I'm looking forward to it! (but I'm German LOL!)

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  16. @9.i hope you put her right,and you cant blame the mccanns for that. its the british bog papers that are printing this and not the mccanns, after all they are not being lead by the nose to print what the mccanns say,are they!

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  17. Wow! @ 13, that would be a disaster if we do not get justice for this little girl. Please do not let it be true that they can get away with it. They can lie straight faced and continuously now for four years. How can we help Dr Amaral to get this guilty party of 9 or more to a court. Is den Haag or the European courts out of our reach? And how dare this madame kate speak as if she represents other mothers, her gall and arrogance. Very soon she will find people crossing the road when she is in view. Whatever happens kate, dearest, you will find that your conscience will eat you up eventually. You are your own enemy and it does not get better. You have let the spirit of life in you down. Unless you speak the truth you will fade!

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  18. What I find so baffling is how the mccanns are allowed to make such comments they should have been locked up years ago !!

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  19. 4, this story of Kate giving evidence to the SY is bullshit.
    Remember Kate's footnote on her book, where she writes the Leicestershire police wrote that they have no clear evidences that the parents are not involved in the disappearence.
    Kate herself told this, in her full stupidity.Of course the SY know about this and they take this serious. Besides people never know what a police are planning to do and how they work, when a case is not solved yet. Everything is secret.

    Somewhere, longer ago, I read that Amaral offered himself to witnesse in the investigation or trial, I'm not sure.But he is willing to be quizzed by a police.

    The McCanns will make more smoke and mirrors during the next months.They are scared.Lots of noise but we all know them.

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  20. 7, article on Sky News is on McCann Files.

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  21. @14 I agree, I had a wonderful holiday visiting Lisbon last year and the Portuguese paople I met when shopping were charming and friendly as ever you could expect.

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  22. Have just got back from a wonderful trip to Sagres and Lagos as we live not too far from the border in Spain. This was our third visit to Portugal, we like this beautiful country so much. It really pains me to think how this kind, welcoming and very civilised nation has been treated so appallingly by the British.

    I suppose one can expect no better from the McCanns and their circle, but we should be deeply ashamed of our disgusting press. I look forward to the day when the tabloids are forced at last to make abject apologies for all their nasty lies and xenophobia, even as much as I look forward to the day we see justice for Madeleine.

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  23. On McCann Files, a video with Kate and two ladies. Not convincing at all.
    Kate must have asked them to stand near her while she would read that stupid text.
    Very sad for the ladies, their sons disappeared.

    The McCanns's strategy is changing. They now are talking about parents who are abandonned in their grief.
    They are scared of the future, of the SY.

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  24. For Anon 7 who wrote: "@Anon 4
    Can you please put the link to the article in Skynews? I do NOT find it. Thanks."

    The source is the same as given on #1 as LBC (LBC was quoting from SKY). It was only afterwards that I realized this "byte" was just as important and I decided to draw attention to it with a "headline" of my own.

    It is in the paragraph before last, in my previous (LBC) posting at #1. The inferences are mine, obviously. Scotland Yard (or "Toffee" Cameron for that matter) would never admit to that but...we know what they are up to... :j

    Otherwise please navigate to the SKY link below (I suggest you watch the video as well).

    :a Amarelinho - at your service.

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Kate-McCann-Mother-Of-Missing-Madeleine-And-Other-Mothers-Plead-To-MPs-For-More-Family-Support/Article/201106216010749?lpos=UK_News_First_Home_Article_Teaser_Region_2&lid=ARTICLE_16010749_Kate_McCann%2C_Mother_Of_Missing_Madeleine%2C_And_Other_Mothers_Plead_To_MPs_For_More_Family_Support

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  25. They seek to scare british people away from the "wild wild Algarve", but Kate keeps coming back...I wonder way...? Why come back so many times, in secrecy, to a place she loaths?!

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  26. 12, yes, I saw the article on the Daily Mail.
    Kate is between two women and if she is so popular and so miserable, why not among a bunch of parents of missing children?
    Those two women don't look happy in front of the camera, they looked forced, not spontaneous.
    Kate is manipulating the public and this time because of the MP getting involved in the investigations.If they are.

    4, who told you the MP was told to investigate only possible abduction?
    How come you know that unless you are one of them?
    I don't believe you are. You are only guessing.
    No police ever comment what they are doing or intending to do.They keep it secret.
    On next months we will get millions of strange news, sightings, etc, in order to delay the revision of the files.
    It was the case of the delaying of the rogatory letters.I hope Portugal will be wise enough not to declare Kate and Gerry arguidos.At least not too soon. An arguido has gotten rights, he can disturb the investigations, presenting new (fake)leads, etc, delaying everything as much as possible.
    This time no rights for the McCanns.They have to be treated as witnesses, nothing more than that.
    And Matthew Oldfield has to remain a witness till the police find out what he was doing in the apartment, all by himself.
    I don't trust him and I don't trust his wife Rachel.
    The fact that Rachel joined Kate on that sport day, running like idiots, is also strange.Do the Oldfields need the McCanns more than the McCanns need the Oldfields?
    The police could have the answer.

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  27. :j SIMULACRA AND SIMULATION...

    Anon at 3 "Professor Stanley Cohen: folk devils and moral panics"

    and so the blurb goes: "Stanley Cohen's study of deviant groups - society's 'folk devils' - and the public and media reaction to them, is both a classic and a very current work of sociology."

    I am sure it is but... Jean Baudriallard makes a much more apropos point in "Simulacra and Simulation"...

    "The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth - it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true. (Ecclesiastes).

    Baudrillard explains:

    "Our current society (think: Freud Communications or Lift Consulting/Claudia Nogueira for example) has replaced all reality and meaning with symbols and signs... human experience is a simulation of reality. Moreover, these simulacra are not merely mediations of reality, nor even deceptive mediations of reality; they are not based in a reality nor do they hide a reality, they simply hide that anything like reality is irrelevant to our current understanding of our lives."

    Don't worry. One tends to get confused with paradoxes but...please read on:

    "Simulacra and Simulation" breaks the sign-order into 4 stages:

    The first stage is a faithful image/copy, where we believe, and it may even be correct that, a sign is a "reflection of a profound reality" (pg 6), this is a good appearance, in what Baudrillard called "the sacramental order".

    The second stage is perversion of reality, this is where we believe the sign to be an unfaithful copy, which "masks and denatures" reality as an "evil appearance-it is of the order of maleficence". Here, signs and images do not faithfully show us reality, but can hint at the existence of something real which the sign itself is incapable of encapsulating.

    The third stage masks the absence of a profound reality, where the simulacrum pretends to be a faithful copy, but it is a copy with no original. Signs and images claim to represent something real, but no representation is taking place and arbitrary images are merely suggested as things which they have no relationship to. Baudrillard calls this the "order of sorcery" (PR).

    The fourth stage is pure simulation, in which the simulacrum has no relationship to any reality whatsoever. Here, signs merely reflect other signs and any claim to reality on the part of images or signs is only of the order of other such claims.

    :o Now go and tell this to Professor Stanley Cohen...

    Amarelinho

    Disclaimer: No animosity or disrespect is intended or directed at Prof. Cohen.

    Further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simulacra_and_Simulation

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  28. #5,
    If( what a BIG if this is) they are innocent, then they sure made a very good job at looking guilty in the eyes of the police and the public, just by their behavior. They sure pulled out all the stops!

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  29. Are Gerry, Clarence, Philomena, Isabel Duarte fed up of this story?

    Kate is creating a movement, asking for support for all families whose children disappeared. When did the McCanns ever think of other people? And suddenly they do it now?

    I think this movement is being created to cause a kind of revolution from those unhappy parents, demanding for money, as much the SY will get for Madeleine's investigation. IN this case this will cost a lot to the UK and if the government is correct, they will have to give money for every vanished child. To a point that the Cameron's administration will chose for stopping all suports, including to the McCanns and that will result in NO Scotland Yard in Madeleine's case.
    That is behind Kate's movement.
    If Britain starts financially supporting families of vanished children,
    Britain will become the country of the hugest amount of disappeared children in the world. What a business it will become! I send my little boy to my uncle and I ask for money.
    Am I right or am I right?

    In this case, I believe now that SY have serious intentions, the McCanns have no power on them and if they don't provoke a revolution of the other parents they will be lost.

    Did Kate write about parents of vanished children in her book? Did she write they need money? Who can tell me?

    I can't think of Vanishing Turism in Britain, people with British passports going to the UK in order to hide his child...

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  30. Kate suddenly starts showing concern about families whose loved ones went missing. This is very strange because she never showed any concerned for anyone, not even for her neglect children and now she talks about the suffering of others. This does not fit in a psychopath personality.There must be a personal interest behind her behaviour. Empathy is nothing for the Mccanns and it will never be, specially for Kate.
    She continues using people in her own interest. She even asked the police to keep an eye on Murat, knowing he was and still is innocent and knowing she and Gerry are involved in the disappearance.
    If he gets the chance to innocent herself by destroying Cameron,Mitchell or Isabella Duarte, she will.
    And I believe she did everything to manipulate Tapas 6 (no Payne), her "friends"as she said, making false statements, in order to free herself(and Payne?) of any suspicions.
    She is not true to anyone, not even to her dead daughter who still does not have a decent grave and did not have a decent funeral.
    If she needs to betrayd Gerry, she will.

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  31. I don't know who is advising Km, but she really does need to shut up. All the others including shifty GM have for now faded into the background. Its' either one of two things, one-sheer desparation knowing the net is closing in, or two- KM knows she is well protected. Can't figure this one out yet, but what I do know is using people who have genuinely without a shred of a doubt lost a child, through no fault of their own is utterly shameful. I hope and pray David Cameron is genuine enough to have these two individuals and their suspect friends hauled into court and prosecuted.

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  32. My goodness doesn't she look a mess in those photographs and TV clips. Seems she has decided not to spend any more of the fund at the hairdressers. Oooh, look at those roots showing.

    She is starting to look and sound more like the stereotypical whinging scouser that she really is.

    Good riddance.

    Mr B

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  33. Articles on McCann Files about Kate McCann going to speak urging the government to act and give emotional support officers to families of missing children. But doesn't the social worker, Yvonne Martin's Portuguese police statement say that when she spoke to the parents to offer support in Praia da Luz, showing her credentials, they seemed 'aggressive'? Wasn't that very unwelcoming?

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  34. Anon @ 1,

    The book of lies is not selling well, then dear Kate, using and abusing the drama of 2 mothers which childs are really missing, went to the parliament to ask donations- Now directly from the pockets of all the british citizens who work honestly and pay taxes. Her Fund, did not pay any taxes, did not contribute with a single coin to help the official police to investigate and rescue any missing child.
    If her child was really abducted. If was really abducted by a Paedo ring, WHAT MAKES SENSE, IS KATE GOING TO THE PARLIAMENT TO OFFER THE MONEY FROM HER FUND TO BE USED BY THE S.YARD TO INVESTIGATE ALL MISSING CHILDREN. Paedos did not work alone and did not perpetrate a single crime. They repeat their actions. Then, by investigating another case, KATE WILL HAVE A BIG CHANCE TO FIND HER DAUGHTER AND KNOW WHAT HAPPENED... IF....IF....(BIG IFFFF)... she was ABDUCTED. The reality is, SHE Knows, MADELEINE WAS NOT ABDUCTED. No any strange cross her life when she was alive on her last moments. Kate did not need the efforts of any police to find her daughter. She knows where she is. But, Kate need big amounts of money to pay lawyers, journalists, Mitchells and all the people who help her to keep the official police away of her feet.

    Let the money dry and all these people will fly like dirty flies, leaving her with her lies, to be solved in a clean court.
    Your time will be over, Kate. Due to your fault. Instead of thanking God for the runaway, Portugal offered you, you keep insisting on your mistakes, FASCINATED BY THE DIRTY AND EASY MONEY.
    You have bad advisers. Like you, they become used with easy money, addicted to it. OFF-COURSE THEY WILL KEEP TROWING YOU TO THE FRONT LINE, TO GRAB MONEY. It is amazing, the way you damage your image. I'm enjoying to watch it. KEEP TALKING, MY DEAR.

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  35. Kate clearly suffers from Megalomania !


    Sandie

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  36. So Kate is very confused and out of control,no wonder after all she did to Madeleine.It was a lie we believe she did'nt love Maddie that much who had an unhappy time,crying alone at night,she was left out when the twins was born. She is so frightened that the truth will come out one day and they will lose everything.Kate do speak the truth before you get mental,Maddie will not give you peace,you know she will not be found. Mr Cameral please stop all the lies and bring out the truth of the case.People are waiting for the truth.

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  37. Ive just had a call from my Sister-in-law who lives in London, Bayswater area, her Daughter has got herself a new Fella, well his Father is in the know at SY and has said in his opinion its not looking good for the McCanns right now, and this is just the start of the review!!!!!!!

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  38. well, well, I watched the pathetic video of Kate pretending to be concerned about other families - yes, smoke and mirrors.

    I wonder why she hasn't had her hair dyed recently! masses of revolting roots showing, and when her hair blows back, it can be seen that her real colour is going grey - and so it should!

    Why on earth does she say that people who have burglars get all sorts of support? I've never known anyone get any, they don't even bother to come and see you normally.

    maybe some people may get help, if they actually have to confront a stranger in their house, but that is much worse than the scenario Kate found herself in, ie no evidence at all of a stranger entering her appartment.

    aunty anti

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  39. 'Kate McCann told MPs she did not think it should be left to "grieving parents" to search for their child.'
    Well she certainly didn't!

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  40. My daughter went on a lovely holiday to the Algarve with a party including three small children. They had a wonderful time and came back with all three little ones due to the perfectly normal way they exercised parental diligence. No doubt the McCanns and their supporters would accuse them of being "perfect parents" because of this, but my daughter has scarcely heard of the McCanns as she has better things to do with her free time, so she just does what comes naturally and doesn't feel in any way self righteous. She and her friends would agree entirely that the Portuguese are lovely friendly people - what a happy holiday they would have missed if they bothered to read the McCann-biased codswallop of the red tops.

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  41. Look in McCannFiles.

    I saw a photo of Kate's together with two women and a video as well.
    The back grounds are different.
    Why the difference.

    I thought that that square was full of parents of missing children. I only saw the 3 of them. Kate was renting the 2 somewhere in a snack bar, after having promissing them 2 hot dogs.

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  42. No McCann Files acabei de ver duas fotos da Kate com dois gatos pingados.
    Anteriormente as vi no último video perto do parlamento e imaginei as três cercadas de um grande público enquanto a Kate lia um discurso.
    Vi agora uma foto das três completamente sem público em volta, numa pracinha ao lado do parlamento, a Kate com o discurso na mão. Já esqueci-me de qual jornal o publicou mas apreciei a iniciativa, para mostrar o ridículo da situação.
    O nr. 26 aqui não precisa preocupar-se não. Nada de movimento. Para mim, depois do livro, ela perdeu o resto do apoio que tinha, se é que ainda tinha.
    Arranjou dois gatos pingados para deixar-se fotografar ao lado delas.
    Aquela fotografia(não o vídeo) chega a ser deprimente.
    Não tenho dúvidas de ela ser doente.

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  43. I think Kate McCann is a hard face b!tch. How she has the gall to give a speech criticising the powers that be for not doing enough to help families of missing children, is beyond me.

    Kate McCann knows, she and her rotten husband, are to blame for whatever happened to Madeleine and whatever suffering Madeleine endured, before and after her removal from the Praia da Luz apartment.

    I feel sorry for the two women, who were stood beside Kate McCann, because the vile woman was using them. How dare she make a speech on behalf of them. For a start, their missing children were young adults. The circumstances of their disappearance was different to Madeleine's.

    Every day, I hope that the breaking news of the day, will be that the McCanns are to return to Portugal, to be questioned over the disappearance of Madeleine. I keep hoping that the silence of Scotland Yard and the PJ, means that they are on to something.

    Goncalo Amaral is also keeping quiet, I hope this is because he is carefully planning his next move on the McCanns. I hope that when the McCanns libel case against Dr Amaral begins, the judge wipes the floor with them and throws the case out.


    The McCanns are vile human beings. If there is a God, I hope he punishes them severely, when their time comes to leave this mortal coil. I hope he sends them to hell, to rot very slowly and painfully.

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  44. It seems worthy of note that neither the McCanns nor any of the tapas group have supported the recent petition for Ben Needham at http:// www.gopetition.com/petition/42827.html It is possible to search the signatures by typing the surnames..... there is one however for Susan Healy. Ben was a toddler of 18 months when he disappeared without trace from a Greek Island of Kos in 1991. Kerry Needham - Ben's mother has struggled all these years with little support.

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  45. 37, may God bless you and thank you for this information.
    Keep asking for more comments, coming from the SY. There is always a person who is ready to tell rumours even if he works for the police.
    I hope this is true.

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  46. For posters here who suspect Matthew Oldfield,

    yesterday I was reading his rogatory letter and I don't think he has to do with the death of Maddie's.
    He was not a McCanns' friend, he did not know them well and it seems that he met them twice, between a space of years, and the second time it was in Praia da Luz.Of course he could also be a paedophile, anyone of Tapas 9 could be, but I have my doubts. The only thing that intrigues me is the fact that his wife stated that she saw Robert Murat on that night and not long ago she joined Kate somewhere in front of the cameras.Did Rachel do it for Kate or for Matthew?
    My impression is that Oldfield is the one among Tapas 9 who the least lies. He could be telling the truth, except for telling he went to the apartment.Sometimes I think he didn't.

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  47. Thanks for that post No 37. Sometimes i lose hope, so that is good news. Justice fo Maddie.

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  48. I have never believed that Ben Needham was abducted, but I don't think he was abused or neglected by his family either. Toddlers wander off if they are not very closely supervised and they can do it in the blink of an eye, just like the toddler in New Zealand who fell into a storm drain. Everyone was crying abduction when they could not find that little girl, but the child had got into an accident. I believe the same thing happened to Ben Needham, a tragic accident, he just has not been found yet. Poor little Maddie, on the other hand, was the victim of something more sinister.

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  49. I AM CONFUSED...

    Anon 47 "Everyone was crying abduction when they could not find that little girl, but the child had got into an accident."

    Yours is a good point and in all fairness we must remain open-ended to the hypothesis of Madeleine wondering through an open door (if there was one) and bingo! anything could have happened then.

    In spite of the dogs/forensic evidence? I hear you asking. Well, that is where I get rather confused myself. I am open-ended about the case but the way I see it, it is already closed.

    An accident did happen (my guess) but it did not happen outside through Madeleine wandering off. It happened inside (dogs do not lie) otherwise we would be entering the realms of Demonology.

    I am reminded of a passage in Umberto Eco's book "The Name of The Rose" (Eco is himself an authorithy in signs and symbols, e.g. "A Theory of Semiotics") anyway, the passage reads (p.9):

    "I believe, and never more than in these sad days of the constant presence of the Evil One in human affairs...and I know that he can impel his victims to do evil in such a way that the blame falls on a righteous man, and the Evil One rejoices then as the righteous man is burned in the place of his succubus".

    Who is the righteous man in this story? You got it...

    The other "logical" explanation would perhaps have been for the Evil One to have planted the odour of death in their aprtment. A far shot particularly when one considers the statements inconsistencies and the original Smiths' testimony which interestingly enough the McCanns have appropriated for their own purposes.

    Surely the Evil One could not have been pulling so many strings simultaneously. Could he? Well, the mathematical probability of any conceivable event is always greater than zero but I would rather stick with Occam's Razor (Amaral's).

    :p I.M. Konfused

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  50. HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE...

    Anon 26 "4, who told you the MP was told to investigate only possible abduction? How come you know that unless you are one of them? I don't believe you are. You are only guessing."

    You are right, I am only guessing but you don't have to a clairvoyant to see what is coming - if you have grasped the concepts of ideology and hegemony that is...

    I assert that the all exercise is designed to discredit the PJ investigation in general and Amaral's theory in particular.

    How? Think: "deconstruction" (J. Derrida).

    Wait and see...

    Amarelinho


    References:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideology
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hegemony
    Deconstruction: "Deconstruction generally tries to demonstrate that any text is not a discrete whole but contains several irreconcilable and contradictory meanings; that any text therefore has more than one interpretation...". In this context, I draw your attention to Baudrillard's ideas as expressed in my posting at 27 "Simulacra and Simulation".

    :j Amarelinho

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  51. Wow! @37 - that's such promising information....

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  52. Anon@ 48

    Just to be clear, I believe Ben Needham wandered away, got into an accident and died somewhere in the area where he went missing. I do not believe Madeleine wandered away. I think she died in the apartment, possibly the night before the alleged abduction. Probably the night Mrs Fenn heard what she thought was a child crying "Daddy, Daddy." What she may well have heard was Kate crying "Maddie, Maddie," because the child was dead. (Part of the cover-up story became, "we never called her Maddie, only Madeleine," which lots of people later said was not true. She was called Maddie.)

    Years ago I had a friend, who was a wonderful mum, but had a child who was very difficult for a number of reasons. He was about 3 1/2 at the time. I went to their house one day and the boy had a black eye. The mum immediately told me that she got so overwhelmed with his screaming and neediness that she smacked him and he flew across the room and cracked his head on the end of the bed. Fortunately he only got a black eye. If he had caught his head in the wrong place it could have been fatal. I think that is what happened to Maddie and instead of calling an ambulance and police, the McCanns decided to save their careers and reputations, hide her body and pretend she was kidnapped.

    They hid her body in the wardrobe over night, that's why the dogs alerted there, and the next day they staged the abduction.

    When are they finally going to own up? The would probably never have done any prison time if they had owned up to the original crime because it was likely unintentional. But now they have a whole lot of people involved in covering up a crime, receiving money by fraud, lying to the police, lying to the public, the list goes on and on. So many people will be charged with crimes as a domino effect after the McCanns are finally charged.

    I bet they are all watching the Casey Anthoney trial very closely because of the similarites.

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  53. So how come GA was pictured standing under a cctv camera in the Express, saying he wishes he had got the film from it before it was wiped?
    And can we please remind ourselves who called for the cameras, because it wasn't the Mccanns now was it? Hmm?

    Former ALGARVE TOURISM CHIEF Antonio Pina said: “For many years I have been fighting for CCTV in the Algarve as this would help the situation of increasing the police presence and creating a better feeling of security.
    “Unfortunately, I have found that those in authority have a very small mentality when it comes to introducing this measure.
    “This is a simple answer and it is crazy that it has not already been brought in.”

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  54. #37 Thank you, you've made my day.

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  55. Concern at rise in child sex offences in Leicestershire

    Jul 1 2011

    POLICE in Leicestershire recorded 338 sex offences against children last year - with 14 victims being under the age of four.

    http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news-in-hinckley/local-news/hinckley-news/2011/07/01/concern-at-rise-in-child-sex-offences-in-leicestershire-105367-28978617/

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  56. this article is very interesting, and I live in USA and this is the laws on videotape and photography on private places, check it out, I took it from http://communications-media.lawyers.com/privacy-law/Videotaping-and-Photography-on-Private-Property.html

    Sometimes, whether a photograph or videotape was legally taken depends on the location where it was taken, and the photographer's status to be on that property. Generally, the public has an implied right to be on the public portions of private property, such as in a restaurant or a stadium. However, that implied right does not extend to private areas of public accommodations, such as offices or the hallways of condominium buildings. It depends on the situation and the social expectation. If you think that you're getting away with something, then you probably are, at least until you're discovered.
    Public Access

    Sometimes, it may seem that the public has been given access to private property, especially when public use of the property is traditional. Examples of this are wilderness areas, hiking trails, swimming areas or access areas to a beach. If you make a mistake, you still may be in trouble, regardless of your belief that your access complied with the law. Don't depend on the lack of signs. In most places people are not required to post their land with no trespassing signs.

    Things you should know about trespass:

    * Extending a camera over a fence may be a trespass
    * Flying over a property for the purpose of taking photos may be a trespass
    * "No Trespassing" signs are not required
    * If you have permission, don't abuse the permission

    Exceptions to ordinary trespass laws:

    * Taking photographs to document or lessen a disaster
    * Taking photographs to document a crime
    * You may take photographs or shoot video from your own property, onto private property
    * You have permission to be on the property for other purposes

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