Sunday, September 13, 2009

A great message, don't you think?




Viva La Vida - Coldplay


I used to rule the world

Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing
"Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!"

One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can't explain
Once you go there was never
Never an honest word
And that was when I ruled the world

It was the wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People couldn't believe what I'd become

Revolutionaries wait
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever want to be king?

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can't explain
Once you go there was never
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can't explain
Once you go there was never
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world


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Links para a tradução Inglesa do censurado "A Verdade da Mentira" de Gonçalo Amaral/ Links to the English translation of the censured "The Truth of the Lie" by Gonçalo Amaral:

http://frommybigdesk.blogspot.com/search/label/A%20Verdade%20Da%20Mentira

http://goncaloamaraltruthofthelie.blogspot.com/

Link para o livro censurado "A Verdade da Mentira", de Gonçalo Amaral, em Português/ Link to the censured book "The Truth of the Lie" by Gonçalo Amaral in Portuguese:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9532208/Maddie-A-Verdade-Da-Mentira


Links para o documentário censurado de Gonçalo Amaral/ Links to the censured documentary by Gonçalo Amaral:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxGhlYTNisw&feature=channel Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-bGNM54zbo&feature=channel Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF_EZCp-zJQ&feature=channel Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx4fOjXPKH0&feature=channel Part 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjtbaFZ01bA&feature=channel Part 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e7ug0BfNy4&feature=channel
Part 6

53 comments:

Gina said...

Hi Claudia,

I have just read this on the McCann Files, it just about sums up what I was trying to say on the previous thread and I think it is another great message:

http://www.mccannfiles.com/id232.html

Cláudia said...

Hi, Gina.
It sums up what I believe too. And yes, great message indeed.
xxxx

nancy said...

Thanks for that link Claudia -

The song is lovely and how professionally those children sing along! Loved it!

Cláudia said...

Hi, Nancy.
You're very welcome.
Glad you liked it. They're fantastic!
xxxx

Gina said...

I wonder what the McCanns will do about this

http://truthofthelie.com/the-book/

Cláudia said...

Hi, Gina.
Close the internet? :-)
The English translation of the book is all over the internet. In this post I have links to two blogs with it, links to the subtitled documentary on Youtube and a link to the book in Portuguese.
xxxx

Gina said...

As I said before, the best way to ensure interest in a book is to ban it. This has just been another publicity stunt by the McCanns, they don't care who reads the book, they are just after money again.

Zodiac said...

Hi Claudia and all,

"TENNIS ON A CLAY COURT
(not a firm surface - needs grassing up)"

Gina that was an excellent read thanks for the link. It was good that that all they have to do is ask for the case to be re-opened was mentioned. The more people know about that the better imo. Especially as they are saying GA's book is stopping people searching.

Claudia that was lovely seeing all those children singing and really enjoying themselves.

Cláudia said...

Hi, Gina.
Agreed. But things might not always go as they wish...
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zodiac.
It's a great read, indeed. Everybody should read it.
Love that youtube video too. :-)
xxxx

nancy said...

Goncalo Amaral has been invited, and accepted, an invition by the Madeleine Foundation to attend their Conference to be held soon.
Whether it's a good idea or not, bearing in mind the huge opposition he will face, with many out to take advantage of his vulnerability when his book is having so much bad publicity in the UK. I applaud his bravery in coming to this country where many have denigrated him and his country in a despicable way since the disappearance of Madeleine. His crime is trying to find out exactly what happened on 3rd May 2007, something you would have thought people, especially the parents, would have applauded, instead of using him used him as a whipping boy!

Gina said...

Hi Zodiac,

I often try to express my views but I can never (in just a few words) make my feelings very clear, so I find it very refreshing when I find an article like tennis on a clay court which is well written and tells it the way it is.

Cláudia said...

Hi, Nancy.
GA is certainly not easily scared. Unlike some people who hide behind anonymity, he is brave enough to show is face and put his name out there. And he doesn't even need to hire a PR... ;-)
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Gina.
I think you express your opinions quite well, to be honest! :-)
xxxx

Zodiac said...

Hi Claudia and all,

"It's a great read"

Claudia talking about good reads with all this Mctrying to gag Dr Amaral nonsense. I would very much welcome a book which presented the perspective of the wife of the first lead Senior Investigating Officer of MBM. It would be very interesting to read about what her life has been like from first hearing about the disappearance of MBM, her thoughts and views of the situation. What life was like up until her husband chose to retire from the PJ. What life was like when he retired. And most of all what life was like when her husband's book went on sale, what discussions she and he had when the Secrecy Law was lifted and how he may have explained the publicly available case file to her. I would welcome Sofia explaining in her words her husbands conclusions whilst he was the first lead Senior Investigator in the case of missing MBM. Sofia unlike her husband speaks English therefore she can translate the case file into English and explain everything to those of us who do not understand any other language but English. I would welcome Sofia explaining what life is like at the moment also. Sofia could also clarryfy in her book if CM phoned her husband and what was said. There could be so much more Sofia could write in her book and I for one hope she does write at least one book. She could self-publish her book throughout the world and for those of us who have not had the pleasure of reading her husband's book yet it would be brilliant to actually have something of one's own to own and appreciate. Imo her letter was profound and I am sure she at least has one book in her! Just an opinion. On the reverse of the book there could be a picture of Sofia looking her graceful, beautiful, natural self and on the front cover the 2 pics of the McC's coming out of the chapel/church on what would have been there mysteriously disappeared child's 4th Birthday and the organised photoshoot puppet theatre pics! The more people who see those pics and when they were taken the better imo! You know the pics of the two people who claim their child was abducted by paedophiles! Yet they do not request the re-opening of the Archived case! Hmm.....please write a book Sofia!

Gina,

I agree with Claudia I also think you express your opinions well.
x

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zodiac. Great comment.
You know, that may well happen. Everything is possible.
:-)
xxxx

nancy said...

Gina -

Don't put yourself down - you always express your views perfectly.

Zodiac -

That sounds like a great idea to me. Sofia apparently speaks English too, something which I'm sure she'll be making good use of when Goncalo attends the Madeleine Foundation meeting. However, I wouldn't trust those who want Goncalo's book banned not to use the same tactics with Sofia. I remember the letter she wrote to Kate when she expressed her feeling so very well. I also remember the stick she took from the pro-camps but she never lost her cool and her dignity. It is clear that Sofia is very intelligent in her own right.

Gina said...

Hi All,

Thanks for your comments but I am still working on my writing skills so I am not ready to write a book yet.

I would like Kate and Gerry to write a book about what happened but as yet I am still undecided whether it would be classified as fact or fiction but at least it would raise the money they are so desparate for. Perhaps if they raise the money themselves they would think twice about wasting so much of it as they have done in the past. They may also get to understand how the written word can be misunderstood, taken out of context, ridiculed & critized. However I guess they already know that now people are pointing out discrepancies in many statements both they and their friends have made I doubt any of them actually can remember the truth anymore.

Cláudia said...

Hi, Gina.
Well, in a way they have already. Their statements are certainly a work of art! :-)
And of course you can write a book. Everyone can. And I mean everyone. ;-)
xxxx

Zodiac said...

Nancy wrote:

"It is clear that Sofia is very intelligent in her own right."

Nancy I agree! If Sofia writes a book I will not be surprised when it goes on sale it will sell like a sight I saw recently at a well known supermarket for a beer special offer. I saw a young lad with a huge crate of boxes of Bud. A box of 20 Bottles for £9. Well the young lad was stacking one box at a time onto a huge display of boxes for sale. He was putting one on and people were taking 3 and 4 at time off and putting them in their shopping carts! He could not keep up with the demand. I think that is how a book from Sofia Leal will be received in the Bookshops throughout Europe and beyond, by the public! And of course not forgetting the big thorn in the McC's side the Internet! The Internet that keeps those who live in the UK, who are not interested in McNon news, from becoming mushrooms in the dark being fed McPinkpooplop!



The video clip below imo could be a McPI farce theory. It even explains how the lone prowler abductor reaches the sprawling wilderness where the McPI's state is almost impossible to search completely!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuiA2j52rP8

I know I've posted the above clip before however at the time I did not realise it was a clip that was more believable than the news of late!

BBFN

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zodiac!
Thanks for the clip.
xxxx

Gina said...

Hi all

Does anyone know the answer to something that is puzzling me.

On Joana's site there is a copy of Kate McCanns statement. Why is she named as Kate Marie Healy which I believed to be her maiden name. Are the McCann's not actually married?

Cláudia said...

Hi, Gina.
I can't answer your question, to be honest. Here in Portugal, even if you're married you don't have to 'adopt' your husband's name. You can if you want to, but you can choose not to. I wouldn't change my name. I find that Mrs Something thing very depressing. It's like you stop being yourself. As the pink one would say, it must be something cultural. :-)

Gina said...

Hi Claudia,

I was just looking on the net to answer my own question and apparently they married in 1998. It is normal in the UK, once married to take the husbands name so that is why I cannot understand why she suddenly reverted back to Healy on the statements. All very odd IMO, she never refers to herself as Healy at any other time. I bet she has McCann on her passport so they should have charged her for giving a false name!!!

Cláudia said...

Hi, Gina!
ROTFLMAO! That's a good one. But I would rather see them charged for leaving the children to fend for themselves several nights in a row...
xxxx

Gina said...

I should not have bothered you with my question and wrong assumption as a little searching gave me the answer

Gerald Patrick McCann, holding Passport No : 70XXXXXXX, issued by the British Government, and Kate Marie Healy, holding a Passport No : 03XXXXXXX, issued by the British Government, both married and residents at Orchard House, 5 The Crescent, Rothley, Leicestershire, LE7 7RW, UK, hereby appoint .....

So she has chosen although married to Gerry not to take his name but does not seem to mind being referred to as Kate McCann. All very weird IMO

Cláudia said...

I kind of understand her. I wouldn't want to be a McCann either! :-)
You didn't bother me at all.
xxxx

JennyH said...

Professional women who have an established career before marriage often choose to retain their maiden names in their professional or other formal environment, as that is how they qualified and have become known. Both my daughter-in-law and niece have chosen to do so. Both are also known as Mrs X in social circles. They are not using false names.

Gina said...

I agree Claudia, but if I opted to keep my own name, and I see nothing wrong with that, I would then want to be known by that name and I would not want to be referred to by the name I chose not to take. Maybe she just did not want to spend 77 pounds to get her name changed on her passport!!!

We had a gota frio here yesterday which meant I could not do much and had too much time on my hands looking on the net - off to clear up the mess outside now.

Cláudia said...

Hi, JennyH.
Here even when married women 'adopt' their husbands' surnames they aren't called Mrs Something. I don't like the idea of being called Mrs something. But I'm serious when I say I think in this case it is a cultural thing (not mocking the pink one this time). My name is my name and I wouldn't change it.
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Gina.
I have no idea. Maybe it was a bureaucracy thing.
Have a nice day sorting out the mess. :-)

Gina said...

Hi Jenny, I see what you mean, I forgot about that.

Claudia I am all for equality, I think when people get married they should join their names together eg. McCann-Healy. I don't see why a man should keep his name and the women has to change hers. It would make life so much simpler, the kids would have the name of both parents and in the event of a divorce you can just slice off the name of the one you have divorced and revert back to your own name and if you remarry tag it onto your new partners name. It is such a pain in the butt changing your name on passports etc etc. and it is only the women that has to do it. I think enough said on the subject because it makes no difference really what Kate's name is as it will not change what happened.

Just cleared up the mud outside and it has starting raining again, LOTS OF SWEAR WORDS..............

Cláudia said...

Hi, Gina.
Well, I'm all for not changing any names at all. I would hate to be known as Mrs Something. Mine is not changing. I have my own, it was given to me when I was born and it will keep the same until I die. :-)
Swear words can actually be quite liberating. :-)

mandarinn said...

Hi Claudia and all, hope all are well.
Gina, here in Porttugal , and as jenny said in UK too, profissional women choose to use their maiden name. I think it can be also because of burocracy, to change the name in those cases imply to change it also in university documents and so...too much burocracy. And by the way, portuguese law allow also the husband to take the wife's name.A friend of mine took her husbands name and him took his wif's name.
Is lloove XXXXX
bjs Claudia, i hope everything with your family is well.

Cláudia said...

Hi, Mandarinn.
I can't see why anyone would want to change their names, to be honest. Mean and women. My best friends who are married decided not to take their husbands' names. I'm not exactly a marriage fan (don't believe a piece of paper changes anything) although I have nothing against marriage either. But I can't see myself changing my name. Nope.
Not everything is well with my family, but there's nothing I can do about it. :-(
Thanks for asking.
Bjs!

Zodiac said...

Hi Claudia and all,

Have any of you seen this:

http://missingmadeleine.forumotion.net/ ... -t4935.htm


Gina,

If we joined our names together when we marry say a Mr Harrison weds a Miss Brown they have a child Miss Harrison-Brown who growns up and marries a Mr Forbes-Geddes then Miss Harrison-Brown would be Mrs Forbes-Geddes-Harrison-Brown and so on the names would multiply. Yikes! Oh and what if like me their Christian name was hyphenated.

hope4truth said...

hello All xxx

I took my husbands name when I got married and was not happy about not being me anymore (although after 17 years I am used to it now)...

I guess Kate kept Her maiden name as she is a Dr???

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zodiac!
ROTFLMAO!
Yes, I saw it. But thanks for the link. Interesting... ;-)
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Hope.
I get that after 17 years you can get used to it. :-)
Hope you're ok.
xxxx

Gina said...

Hi All,

Mandarinn, I am not sure if in the UK the man can take the wife's name, but I suppose anybody can change their name to whatever they like by deed poll.

Zodiac, I think they must keep adding names on here in Spain judging by the length of some of them. There could be some unfortunate combinations! I'll leave it at that before I get carried away suggestions!

Claudia - I think keeping your name is probably the most sensible thing to do. Having been divorced twice myself I have trouble remembering who I am today!!!! I can see why Joan Collins never changed her name every time she married.

Gina said...

Zodiac I just tried to look at that link and only got sign in and password. I tried it again up to .net and got onto the site but could not work out what section you were referring too

Cláudia said...

Hi, Gina.
No, not changing. It's easier. :-)
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Gina, you probably would have to sign up to read but I think they are no longer taking new posters because of trolls.

Cláudia said...

Hi, Gina.
I'm sorry but I accidentally clicked the reject button instead of the publish button and lost your post. :-( I've done that before. Sorry.
Yes, if it wasn't for the car, it could be an explanation even if unlikely (as others). The dogs are the problem. Well, not for me, of course! :-)
xxxx

Gina said...

Oh Claudia, you rejected one of my masterpieces!! :-)

Cláudia said...

I know, Gina. Sorry.
But you know what? Maybe it was a good thing. You used the D word and could, therefore, be sued! ;-)

Zodiac said...

Hi Claudia and all,

Gina the link I posted. Sorry it is members only now due to trolls. If you go to Joana's site there is a thread about it there:

McCann Lawyers (Carter-Ruck) Attempt to Shut Down The Madeleine Foundation


BBFN

nancy said...

Hi everyone -

Hi Zodiac -

You probably know about another good forum - The Maddie Case Files - it can be reached via the Joana Morais site. I won't name names, but it's run by some really reliable and fair administrators.

Lots of 3A's contributors are on there and although it will take a while to make it as successful as the 3A's, I am sure it won't take long.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Nx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Nancy.
I 'advertised' The Maddie Case Files some posts ago. Great place to find information.
Have a great weekend.
xxxx

Zodiac said...

Hi Claudia and all,

Nancy I am zodiaczephyr on the Maddie Files. Nancy I think it will be more succesful than 3 A's. Nancy do you post elsewhere under a different nick? If you do and you do not mind would you email your nick that you use. It would be nice to know who I am reading and if they are e friends. I think Dylan might have sent my email addy when she sent the same email to multi e friends. Talking of Dylan. Dylan, I hope you are well I miss reading your posts. Please post soon Dylan.

Love Lia x

BBFN have a great weekend everyone!

Cláudia said...

HI, Lia. :-)
Have a nice weekend.
xxxx

nancy said...

Hi Claudia -

I'm sure you've had a look at the nonsensical article on the front page of the Daily Express today, or read about it on Joana Morais - if you google it you can also see this sleuth's video! What a load of twaddle, and a few people on Joana Morais are saying it is all a sham and he is actually doing a send up!

Hi Zodiac -

No, I don't post under any other name. I did used to be Wooram in the old Daily Express days before they shunted us all off!

Dylan has my e-mail address and you are more than welcome to contact me.

I agree that the Maddie Case Files is going from strength to strength and yes, I have seen your posts which always make interesting reading.

Nx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Nancy!
Thanks! Yes. It made me PMSL! LOL!
xxxx