Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Had to wear one the these today


because there was a weird stench in the air. I heard it will go away soon.

28 comments:

nancy said...

Hi Claudia - nice to see you back.

You won't have to wear it for long though, because, according to their mouthpiece, they are coming back to the UK tonight! In the time they are in Portugal they are going to see their lawyers, hire a PR chap to make themselves more palatable to the Portuguese and, in between, they are going to look for Madeleine, but not in PdeLuz where it has been rumoured Maddie is in some rough untrodden territory held captive there, so let's hope they can fit all that into their busy agenda!! I don't suppose Kate will find time to answer those 40 odd questions at this point in time though.

Anonymous said...

Didn't you go and get their autograph?

Cláudia said...

Hi, Nancy.
Thanks. Great to read you too.
I think they will have to hire a PR chap for each Portuguese citizen in order to have a chance...
Of course there will be no time to answer the 48 questions or look for Madeleine in PdL. It's called priorities, Nancy! They have meetings with lawyers and advisers to attend to, you know?
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hello, anon.
No. First of all because I feared that phantom abductor was still after them and I was really scared of being 'abducted' too. Secondly, until I find someone who disagrees with me that I can sue (or I lose a kid while I'm eating and drinking and then set up a fund), I actually have to work.
It's a cruel life, I know.

Gina said...

The truth about the lie!

They said they never ever called Madeleine Maddie - Well it sound like Maddie to me on the interview

Gina said...

Does anybody know the answer to this: If Carter Ruck can use the reason that the Madeleine Foundation used a copyright photo to close the site down, does that now mean they will have to do the same to all other sites both pro and anti who have also used the same photo.

I was under the impression that everybody was encouraged to download the photo and display it in as many places as possible. I had it in my car in the early days, so does that mean I should not have displayed it without firstly getting the McCanns permission.

IMO the McCanns have the right to try and stop whatever they deem to be unlawful etc.(everybody has the right whether you agree with them or not BTW)but to move the goal posts to suit their game is not on. Either people can use the pictures or they cannot, it is as simple as that. This latest "stunt" only adds to my opinion that they are just attention seekers. If they wanted to do everything possible to find Madeleine they would at the very least ask for the case to be reopened and in order to do that they would also need to co-operate and answer ALL questions. They have had long enough to think up the answers!

Truly unbelievable people!!!

Cláudia said...

Hi, Gina.
Oh, the old 'inconsistencies' if you're a fan of euphemisms.
You had it in your car in the past? Expect a knock on the door at any time. And why did you remove it? You didn't remove it because you think Madeleine can no longer be alive, right? If so, expect a knock on the door soon. Attention seekers? Unbelievable people? You really want a knock on the door, don't you? ;-)

mandarinn said...

Good evening Claudia & all
I read today on a newspaper Dr. GA is going to publish a new book "A mordaça inglesa".A fantastic idea, i wonder how can they shut up him....and... he can't speak about Maddie being dead, but he can speak about other things,i guess.So it would be interesting to see him in TV and newspapers to speak about for instance, child neglecting, child abductions, and so on...
Hope everything is better with you and your family.
bjs

Gina said...

Claudia, I will tell you honestly when I removed the picture, it was sometime after KM refused to co-operate with the police and I began to wonder what that was all about. I took the view that if she did not think it necessary to do all she could to find her own daughter how can she expect others to. Absolutely nothing to do with thinking that M was dead, more to do with thinking that the whole scenario was odd to say the least.

Cláudia said...

Hi, Gina.
Still worthy of a knock on the door. You were in a way critical and judgemental and that is not nice! ;-)

Gina said...

Well if the Mc's think my comments are not "nice" then they are being
critical and judgemental too. I admit that I have always been critical of their manner and way of going about things because it would not be my way of doing things. Who are they to say that my views are wrong, my views are not wrong as far as I am concerned. Anyway too late now for them to change tactics, we will just have to suffer the next publicity stunt and hope that those who really are trying to find out what happened to Madeleine succeed.

They could have spoken to their Portuguese lawyers on the phone and saved themselves all this publicity (AS IF)

Cláudia said...

Hi, Mandarinn.
I PMSL when I found about the new book. :-)
Not as well as I wanted to but thank you for asking!
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Exactly, Gina. As if...

Gina said...

WE ARE ALL DOOMED :-)

Maddie’s parents are getting ready to act judicially against internet sites that question their behaviour through comments and texts that they consider to be defaming

Full account on Joana's site

I think I saw somewhere that an American is writing a book along the same lines as Amarals. With all the work that will have to be done now tracking and closing down sites, stopping books being published etc etc they are going to need loads more funds and it seems it will be necessary to spend it on lawyers. Why don't they just take it on the chin that they are not liked by everyone and some think they are guilty because they did not co-operate fully and statements varied. Why don't they just do what they said they wanted to do and concentrate only on looking for their daughter and to hell with the rest

Cláudia said...

:-)
Priorities, Gina. Priorities! :-)
xxxx

Gina said...

They are soon going to "Carter Ruck" themselves with their priorities. So to them, it is more important to silence the opposition rather than look for their child and this will make more and more people question why. How would they like it if a campaign was started to completely wipe out ALL Madeleine blogs both pro and anti and a ban was made on press reports and interviews on the subject, including themselves.

I am off for a coffee because they are a hopeless case and a lost cause and I am beginning to not give a carter ruck myself and it is they that have made me feel this way an no one else. At the end of the day it is their fault M is missing/or dead and the sooner they accept that and stop trying to blame everybody but themselves the better. We know about their priorities only too well, the list is endless but one that springs to mind is Ring the press before ringing the police.

Gina said...

I just enlarged the letter supposedly from Carter Ruck re the photo usage and to be honest I think it is a fake. Why is the text crooked on the paper. The whole thing is getting to silly for words

hope4truth said...

Hello Everyone

If there is a guy in the States is writing a book I wonder if they will sue him as well???

One thing is certain if they had left the children home alone in the States they would very likely still be in jail now as they do not take child neglect lying down.

They want to shut web sites down that say they are to blame well sadly they have to live with it they are to blame they neglected thier children for a night at a bar if Madeleine was taken then it is their fault they allowed easy access to their child by leaving the front door unlocked no one had the right to take her but no one had the right to neglect her either.

If the papers stand back and allow this to happen there goes the free press it dosent bother me as I dont read them anymore but the papers owners will loose a fortune with no news to report...

Cláudia said...

Hi, Gina.
Yes, it seems we all have different priorities. Some have VERY different priorities. And I agree. Most of the times I also wish that they go and ruck themselves.
They will never accept that. And they will try their best so that other people don't remind them of it.
Gina, do you have a link to the image of the letter? If I saw it, I think I have a way to find out if it is legit (and I think it probably is).
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Hope.
Well, it will be interesting to see. You're right. In the USA they would probably be in big doo doo.
Yes, they have to live with it. They just don't want to live with people reminding them of that reality. But somehow I think they will have too.
xxxx

nancy said...

Hello Gina - how is sunny Spain these days?

I didn't know that a photo of Madeleine on the MF forum was the cause of it's closure. If that's the case why has it taken them so long to get around to it. I hope Tony, Debbie and Stevo come back soon because nobody has fought more for justice for Madeleine than them, apart from Goncalo Amaral that is. They've all stood up to be counted.

The McCanns are always saying they want to just get on with their lives, so why did they fly into Portugal like a couple of movie stars if not to draw attention to themselves, as they usually do? They could have flown in and out of Portugal privately, like the rest of us. They don't have to act like celebrities, but then they obviously like being in the limelight.

As usual there was no mention of a large reward for her safe return which any parents with their source of income would offer if they genuinely believed their child was out there somewhere.

They were obviously advised by their powerful lawyers not to mention Goncalo Amaral because of the pending Court case, so just what was the object of the media exercise other than to get their faces on camera once again with the object of topping up the fund with money from those silly enough to donate to it.

Cláudia said...

When you can, send me a link, please. I won't publish it. Thanks.

nancy said...

Claudia -

In view of the fact that the 3A's. and now the MF have been whoosh clunked, is there any danger that your forum could face the axe at some time too?

I sincerely hope not because that would definitely be the straw to break the camel's back!



Nx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Nancy.
This is not a forum. It's a blog. And why would that happen? I don't think it's illegal to dislike the McCanns. At least not yet. If they have a complaint, they can always take it to Google. :-)
Oh, and no out of court settlements with me. No money here. :-)
Nancy, don't worry. That is what they try to do. Scare people so they give up without them having to do anything. They could always claim that the title of my blog (PROUD OF THE PJ) is hurtful and unhelpful. In that case I would probably reconsider and change it to VERY PROUD OF THE PJ. :-)
xxxx

nancy said...

Claudia -

So pleased to hear that we can blog on to our heart's content!

As you say, the McCann's wouldn't bother with anyone they couldn't sue for a million or so!

Have a good day Claudia!

Gina said...

Hi Nancy

The weather in Spain has gone crazy lately, storm after storm, Gota frio conditions then blazing sunshine, followed by rain again.

I am not sure why MF closed but I think that anybody who posts on other forums will have the answer because I expect TB is posting somewhere else.

Regards the rest of your post - well I think you know what I think of them and their tactics by now!

Cláudia said...

Hi, Nancy.
People give them more importance than they have. :-)
A million? They would be lucky if they could take enough from me to pay for some Tapas! LOL
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Anon, I didn't mean that link. I meant the other from the place you first mentioned. Thanks.