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  • Develop the 'Amber Alert' system across the world

    0 0%
  • More funding for groups that help look for missing and exploited children

    1 2.56%
  • Longer sentences for paedophiles and more effective sex offender registers

    3 7.69%
  • Don't leave young children like me, Sean and Amelie on our own

    25 64.10%
  • Tighten up the law to discourage parents from leaving young children on their own

    7 17.95%
  • Don't worry about me, I'm O.K. where I am now

    3 7.69%

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    What would Madeleine say to us? If she could speak

    One of the thoughts that has occurred to me so often re Madeleine's disappearance is: what would she say to us, if she could?

    The McCanns have gone down the road of calling for the world-wide adoption of Amber Alert. They co-operate with 'Missing Children' organisations, CEOP and so on.

    But, honestly, what would Madeleine's 'take' on the 'situation she found herself in' be?

    Two possible scenarios have been advanced:

    1. She was abducted between about 9.12pm and 9.14pm on Thursday 3 May and is probably dead, or

    2. She had some kind of accident, or worse, in Apartment 5a, Praia da Luz on 2nd or 3rd May, died, and her body hidden.

    OK, there is a third that some people think might have happened - she wandered off, and fell down a well or a hole in the road. Extremely unlikely, but in that scenario, she is also dead.

    So, let us assume she is in heaven now and could bring us a message.

    Or for those who don't believe in an afterlife, what message would Madeleine have given us, if she could have done?

    Would she say: "Make sure Amber Alert is adopted throughout the European Union?"

    Or: "Give more resources to the Centre for Missing and Exploited Children"?

    IMO, no. This is what I think she would say:

    "Don't leave young children like me alone".

    And she might add:

    "Change the law to make it more difficult for parents to even think of leaving young children on their own"

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    Since I don't believe that it was the leaving the children that resulted in the vanishing of Madeleine, I think she would say "don't worry about me, I am OK where I am now".

    Don't get me wrong, what the McCanns did in the nights prior to May 3rd, when they left their children alone in the apartment so they could go out drinking, was selfish, reckless, dangerous, neglectful, abusive and they were playing a very stupid game with the lives of those babies.

    The McCanns should be charged with child neglect, at minimum, and the laws should be strengthened so that no other parents think that it is acceptable to play russian roulette with the lives of children.

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    You make a good point Colomom. Here's my take: I think Maddie would say "don't leave young children alone, because it scares them and they cry and when they cry they get in trouble."

    I have been thinking about this the last few days and I now think that Maddie did not see the sun rise on May 3rd. I believe Maddie "went missing" sometime between 11:30 p.m. on May 2nd and 6:00 a.m. on May 3rd. I don't believe Maddie ever made "why didn't you come to me and Sean" comments to her mother after about midnight on May 2nd. I think K&G comments about the morning of May 3rd are a big lie. I also think the comments about Gerry asking David or Matthew to "stop by and check on Kate" are a big fat lie. I don't think these things ever happened. And I think the only reason we were told they did was to help K&G establish some kind of alibi.

    And that is why it is all "boring, really" now. Because it is difficult to keep a web of lies straight and they can not answer the questions honestly.

    So I do think Maddie would say "please, don't leave us alone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by colomom View Post
    Since I don't believe that it was the leaving the children that resulted in the vanishing of Madeleine, I think she would say "don't worry about me, I am OK where I am now".

    Don't get me wrong, what the McCanns did in the nights prior to May 3rd, when they left their children alone in the apartment so they could go out drinking, was selfish, reckless, dangerous, neglectful, abusive and they were playing a very stupid game with the lives of those babies.

    The McCanns should be charged with child neglect, at minimum, and the laws should be strengthened so that no other parents think that it is acceptable to play russian roulette with the lives of children.
    I should have voted the same way...I totally agree. I messed up and didn't think my decidion carefully enough.

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    Maddie would say "My parents killed me". IMO.
    Along with "Throw them under the prison". IMO.

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    I'm conflicted, because I'd choose both.

    She'd say she's all right now, (which I think is what the McCanns believe, and that is why they talk so much more about the Amber Alert than they do about Madeleine suffering) and also, perhaps, don't leave us alone. There's a good chance whatever happened to her was a direct result of being left along--whether overdose of medicine to help her sleep, accidental death otherwise, or rarest possibility, abduction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pixies View Post
    Maddie would say "My parents killed me". IMO.
    Along with "Throw them under the prison". IMO.
    I like this - my parents killed me.

    So often times it happens that we live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. ...Eagles, "Already Gone"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pixies View Post
    Maddie would say "My parents killed me". IMO.
    Along with "Throw them under the prison". IMO.
    I agree with this too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by poco View Post
    I like this - my parents killed me.


    Sadly, I completely agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoregirl View Post
    Sadly, I completely agree.
    Me too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lovebites View Post
    Me too.
    Me three.

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    Me five!

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    I think she'd say "Don't leave us alone."

    Because, while I do think she's okay where she is, she still remembers how scared she was when she was left alone, and from where she is she can see how many other scared children are also being left alone and having bad things happen to them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnaby View Post
    Me five!
    Sad to say but Me Six!
    Rest in Peace Baby P xx

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