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    Blacksmith - Stating The McCann's Will Settle On Amaral's Terms **TRIAL NOW SUSPENDED**
    **Me on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:22 pm

    http://blacksmithbureau.blogspot.co....anuary-17.html

    Thursday, 17 January 2013
    Libel diary–Thursday morning January 17

    John Blacksmith writes: I've experienced plenty of shocking events in my time and survived encounters with a number of monsters but I'm willing to confess that I read Kate McCann's Madeleine with something approaching horror.

    The stormy and unpredictable violence of her personality, her inability to conceive of anyone's needs beyond her own, her failure ever to write about, or confront the memory of, her oldest child as a real human being, confining herself instead to recalling and describing photographs and images of her daughter in a pattern of clinical aberration, were troubling enough. Then there was the extraordinary risk she was taking in setting out a version of events that people close to her, particularly her Portuguese lawyer and his assistant, knew to be untrue. What, I wondered, was she thinking as she sat alone at her desktop, somehow constructing a narrative on several different levels at once, addressing simultaneously the police who she knew would be reading her book, her seven friends and her family who had seen a very different Kate McCann, the journalists who she had used to subvert the investigation so successfully and, finally, the "public" itself? Perhaps she'd convinced herself that the latter, whose support in the UK had carried her through so many dangerous passages, was the only one that mattered and would continue to keep her impregnable and wrote accordingly. Even creepier was the sense that one gets from certain Nabokov books, including Lolita – the feeling that at times you can hear a ghostly voice hidden somewhere behind the narrative, laughing at the challenge of deceiving the audience.

    For the book reveals that Kate McCann is quite mad. That was why I softened the end of the review I wrote for the McCann Files: the exposure of her madness was so raw and discomfiting that it made me pause at the impact my own writings might have on what passes publicly for her personality if she read them.

    Sympathy for a sick person might be in order then. Except.

    Except for her ruthlessness in her own interests illustrated by the psychotic pursuit of Goncalo Amaral in which she used everything she had, the wealth her public fans had provided, the support and sympathy of people who believed in her, the dirty newspapers like the Mirror willing to collude in the plot and the unrelenting viciousness at her core, to destroy him. "Destroy", for once, means what it says. As does "Kafkaesque". The assault that she and her tight-mouthed accomplice sprang on Amaral, the nightmare in which they trapped him and the relentless way they upped the pursuit month by month could easily have driven a lesser man to suicide.

    While Kate McCann was whining to the UK media at the unfair fate she had suffered, I was hearing how her campaign had claimed its first victim – Amaral's wife having a complete breakdown and telling her beleaguered husband that even if he was right she simply couldn't stand the terror of it any more: both the pain and the odds against them were too great, he had to seek out the McCanns and settle. She was an innocent victim in the way the whiner never was but that cut no ice with Kate McCann: she was just an object to be trodden on and squashed in her pursuit of her enemy.

    That pursuit has failed. The McCanns are going to settle on Amaral's terms and that means it's the beginning of the end of six years of lies and deception. No, I can't evoke even a touch of sympathy for them: they have acted wickedly and now they are going to pay.

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    What is certain is that since the start of the investigation there were incongruent and even contradictory situations concerning the witness statements; the telephone records of calls that were made and received on mobile phones that belonged to the couple and to the group of friends that were on holidays with them; the movements of people right after the disappearance of the little girl was noticed, concerning the state in which the bedroom from where the child disappeared from was found (closed window? open window? partially open window?) etc., and the mystery would only become even thicker due to the clues that were left by the already mentioned sniffer dogs. - The Words of a JUDGE in relation to the McCanns


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    Wow...

    And a lawsuit seeking to gag Blacksmith is due in 3, 2, 1...

    Or maybe not.

    Maybe (hopefully) Blacksmith is right and we are witnessing the beginning of the end of the McCann Lies.

    I'm a bit uncomfortable with the way he has attacked Kate and not mentioned Gerry...but then I suppose Gerry wasn't the author of the book that so thoroughly besmirched Amaral.

    Amaral will turn out to be the only hero in this mess, I'm sure.

    By the way, I've just lost my much loved cat. It has virtually taken me a week of crying to even get out of bed.

    Quite the contrast to the McCann who lost their daughter yet were able to laugh, joke, and manipulate the media, and set up a private company within 10 days.
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    Sorry to hear about Moggy SS, its so sad when a loved pet dies.

    if you check the blackamith link he has put up quite a few posts since that one

    What seems to be happening is that at the eleventh hour the mccanns have asked the courts to suspend the libel trial and try find an out of court settlement with Mr Amaral.
    Good luck to them!! They sure cant be confident with their case to do this.And of course Mr GA doesnt owe them diddly squat. The damage they have caused him is unforgiveable. And lets not forget thefragrant Kate Mccann writing in her book that she hopes he feels fear and deserves to be miserable. nasty woman.

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    Never believed either of them from the start. The mother came across as cold and the father as just plain weird.

    I believe it has something to do with the sofa. It was strange how it was moved and how the dogs alaerted there, even traces of blood were found there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKgirl View Post
    Never believed either of them from the start. The mother came across as cold and the father as just plain weird.

    I believe it has something to do with the sofa. It was strange how it was moved and how the dogs alaerted there, even traces of blood were found there.
    I think the mum lashed out at Madeleine and she died as a result...Madeleine was a wild child by all accounts and her mu had three toddlers to look after all by herself that day and the dad is clearing up the mess for the sake of his family....he is a manipulated type of husband married to a manipulative deceiver IMO if you read her book you will see how many lies she tells and how much she embroidered the truth

    And you are dead on right ukgirl, i didnt believe em from the first second i saw them ontv on 4 may 2007 and never have since....and since 4 may all their mates and relatives were slagging off the police already and telling lies like the shuttera on the windows were broken.....since may 4 also there was a campaign to discresit the portuguese and it continues to this day....when the mccanns are suing the detective for 2 million dollars for making them depressed....kate mccann also wrote in her book she wishes he feels miserable and feels fear cos he deserves it...talk about vindictive ungrateful venom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutchbag View Post
    I think the mum lashed out at Madeleine and she died as a result...Madeleine was a wild child by all accounts and her mu had three toddlers to look after all by herself that day and the dad is clearing up the mess for the sake of his family....he is a manipulated type of husband married to a manipulative deceiver IMO if you read her book you will see how many lies she tells and how much she embroidered the truth

    And you are dead on right ukgirl, i didnt believe em from the first second i saw them ontv on 4 may 2007 and never have since....and since 4 may all their mates and relatives were slagging off the police already and telling lies like the shuttera on the windows were broken.....since may 4 also there was a campaign to discresit the portuguese and it continues to this day....when the mccanns are suing the detective for 2 million dollars for making them depressed....kate mccann also wrote in her book she wishes he feels miserable and feels fear cos he deserves it...talk about vindictive ungrateful venom
    I hate it when the media, Kate etc portray Madeleine as a "wild child". She was 4 years old, little more than a baby, with twin toddlers younger than her and parents who were very career orientated. She was probably desperate for attention. She obviously had a burden on her little shoulders too, the night before she disappeared she and little Sean had cried for well over an hour for the parents. If people were checking on the children every 15 minutes or half an hour as Kate and Gerry claim, then how were the children left to cry for so long?

    My thoughts are that the parents are responsible for Madeleine's death and the disposal of her body. There is no way that the cadaver dog would indicate in two separate places, and the blood dog would then back that dog up. Dogs can't collude and conspire.

    I've read the book written by the Portuguese police chief and I believe he has absolutely no reason to lie. If there was a possibility of an abductor then as a police chief I think he would have the integrity to say so. But DNA evidence cannot magically appear in the hotel room, in a car that Madeleine had never been in, on Kate's clothes and on Cuddle Cat!

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    The defect in Madeleine's eye can be related to a syndrome which causes intellectual disabilities and behavioural issues.

    I'm not saying this is the case with Madeleine, but with the genetic inheritance she had, she may have been an extremely intelligent child and so maybe a little bit more of a challenge than the average 3 year old. I had bright kids, they drive you nuts with incessant questions and logic that just won't quit. It's one of the delights of having them, also one of the drawbacks...they never turn their thinking off and they want to know everything.

    Three under 2 is no joke at all, but as the twins got older Kate possibly felt some of the early support had dropped away. Folks rally around newborn twins and vanish when they start to walk and talk and throw tantrums.

    None of it is an excuse for going out for dinner and drinks and leaving them alone for God Knows What to happen.

    If they were any less learned themselves, I would suggest that perhaps they fooled themselves into thinking Madeleine was older and more able than she was, but their medical backgrounds pretty much rules out this particular form of idiocy.

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    I totally understand that, I have two teenagers who have 15 months between them in age and then a younger child, and boy it's been hard since my second child was born. My oldest is considered "gifted and talented" and has asked incessant questions since the moment she could talk. She also has been older than her years for as long as she's been here.

    It's hard work at times to keep a child like that stimulated. She could never play on her own while I was tending to her sister (when they were little) and before feeds with my second one I had to have an array of books, toys etc around me too keep my eldest amused.

    It's hard having little children together. But I can't understand the thoughts of the McCann's (and other people like them) have to take children away on holiday and then put them into crèches and holiday clubs, so that they could play tennis and whatever if was else they did while someone else amused and cared for their children, and then leave them asleep in a room while they ate.

    Why do people like that have children? Is it seen as the must have accessory? Perfect little family on the outside, but beneath the surface mum and dad are really just passing the care of the children on to someone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blefuscu View Post
    I totally understand that, I have two teenagers who have 15 months between them in age and then a younger child, and boy it's been hard since my second child was born. My oldest is considered "gifted and talented" and has asked incessant questions since the moment she could talk. She also has been older than her years for as long as she's been here.

    It's hard work at times to keep a child like that stimulated. She could never play on her own while I was tending to her sister (when they were little) and before feeds with my second one I had to have an array of books, toys etc around me too keep my eldest amused.

    It's hard having little children together. But I can't understand the thoughts of the McCann's (and other people like them) have to take children away on holiday and then put them into crèches and holiday clubs, so that they could play tennis and whatever if was else they did while someone else amused and cared for their children, and then leave them asleep in a room while they ate.

    Why do people like that have children? Is it seen as the must have accessory? Perfect little family on the outside, but beneath the surface mum and dad are really just passing the care of the children on to someone else?
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    Almost all mid to large size resorts, especially at a beach destinations, have such arrangements in my experience. Even Disney has kids clubs. I'm thinking there must be a lot of people who take advantage of it since hotels don't usually provide services that guests don't want and are unwilling to pay for. jmo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karmady View Post
    ~bbm

    Almost all mid to large size resorts, especially at a beach destinations, have such arrangements in my experience. Even Disney has kids clubs. I'm thinking there must be a lot of people who take advantage of it since hotels don't usually provide services that guests don't want and are unwilling to pay for. jmo.
    This is true, but of the group, the McCann children were the only ones who spent every available minute in the crèche.

    Their parents took them for an ice cream, once.

    This in a seaside resort on a "family holiday".

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    Quote Originally Posted by SapphireSteel View Post
    This is true, but of the group, the McCann children were the only ones who spent every available minute in the crèche.

    Their parents took them for an ice cream, once.

    This in a seaside resort on a "family holiday".

    ~bbm

    Is that true?

    I'm sure I've read that on the day Madeleine disappeared, she went to the kids club, had lunch with her family, then went to the pool where the photos of her with her dad and sibs were taken, than back to kids camp until her mom picked her up and her dad went to his tennis lesson. Then the children got their dinner and baths and were put to bed by their parents, who then went to dinner after 8 pm. Or at least something very similar to that. That sounds totally normal to me and not at all neglectful or indicative of parents who one would wonder why they had kids in the first place as said in the OP.

    The children were quite young. There's not much to do with three kids that age on any kind of vacation based on my own experience. You can stay home, or go on vacation and spend most of your time doing things in the room or apartment that you could just as easily do at home, or you can put the kids in the kids camp while you do adult things and they are kept entertained and do select "fun" things with them. Like limited time at the pool or on the beach.

    I've travelled with my children at that age and, of course, they need to eat and sleep regularly and they won't remember any or all of it under 4 years of age. Imo, it's not wrong for parents to have a little vacation style R&R while the children's experience is more like day-to-day routine life when they don't "get" the vacation part in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karmady View Post
    ~bbm

    Is that true?

    I'm sure I've read that on the day Madeleine disappeared, she went to the kids club, had lunch with her family, then went to the pool where the photos of her with her dad and sibs were taken, than back to kids camp until her mom picked her up and her dad went to his tennis lesson. Then the children got their dinner and baths and were put to bed by their parents, who then went to dinner after 8 pm. Or at least something very similar to that. That sounds totally normal to me and not at all neglectful or indicative of parents who one would wonder why they had kids in the first place as said in the OP.

    The children were quite young. There's not much to do with three kids that age on any kind of vacation based on my own experience. You can stay home, or go on vacation and spend most of your time doing things in the room or apartment that you could just as easily do at home, or you can put the kids in the kids camp while you do adult things and they are kept entertained and do select "fun" things with them. Like limited time at the pool or on the beach.

    I've travelled with my children at that age and, of course, they need to eat and sleep regularly and they won't remember any or all of it under 4 years of age. Imo, it's not wrong for parents to have a little vacation style R&R while the children's experience is more like day-to-day routine life when they don't "get" the vacation part in the first place.

    jmo
    Yes, its true.

    There is ample evidence at the link, essentially the McCann childrens day went like this -

    Get up, breakfast, go to crèche when it opened
    Get picked up by a parent when it shut for lunch
    Fed lunch
    Nap
    Back to crèche when it opened up after lunch
    picked up when it closed in the evening (nearly 5.30 every night)
    fed
    bathed
    put to bed at 7 or thereabouts.

    left alone every night to cry, choke, fall over, etc etc while mum and dad headed out for five or more hours drinking and eating with their friends.

    Essentially they barely spent any time with their parents at all.

    http://www.mccannfiles.com/id351.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by SapphireSteel View Post
    Yes, its true.

    There is ample evidence at the link, essentially the McCann childrens day went like this -

    Get up, breakfast, go to crèche when it opened
    Get picked up by a parent when it shut for lunch
    Fed lunch
    Nap
    Back to crèche when it opened up after lunch
    picked up when it closed in the evening (nearly 5.30 every night)
    fed
    bathed
    put to bed at 7 or thereabouts.

    left alone every night to cry, choke, fall over, etc etc while mum and dad headed out for five or more hours drinking and eating with their friends.

    Essentially they barely spent any time with their parents at all.

    http://www.mccannfiles.com/id351.html
    Thanks very much for the link! I had no idea the creche records were available. I was reading up on this case over the holiday weekend and, apparently, haven't even scratched the surface. Really gripping case. I'm actually kind of glad I didn't follow it closely when it happened. It's a LOT. I probably would've gotten fired!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karmady View Post
    Thanks very much for the link! I had no idea the creche records were available. I was reading up on this case over the holiday weekend and, apparently, haven't even scratched the surface. Really gripping case. I'm actually kind of glad I didn't follow it closely when it happened. It's a LOT. I probably would've gotten fired!
    No problem.

    With the McCann tendency toward publicity, there is a LOT to read.

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    We took our kids on a Carnival Cruise once and we left them in the kids club ONE evening so we could have a date night! The rest of the evenings they ate in the dining room with us! That includes formal night! We got them dress-up clothes, and brought them to dinner with us an used the opportunity to expect good table manners from them!

    We didn't leave them there in the kids' club.

    On the other hand we are going to a wedding in a few weeks. We are leaving them with my dad for the whole weekend. They'll have a great weekend with grandpa and we'll enjoy grown-up time.

    If we take a family vacation it is our expectation that we'll spend time with the children! It's hard for me to understand why you'd bother to go to the expense of bringing them with you if you didn't want to be with them. Although, I haven't done a price comparison perhaps it was actually less expensive for the McCann's to get to PDL with all 5 of them than it would have been to hire a nanny for a week at home? Airline tickets are expensive!!

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