Friday, 30 October 2009

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Gallery Seventy Eight

A Considerate Criminal by Dr Martin Roberts

By Dr Martin Roberts28 October 2009


No, not the ocean-going child trafficker selling his prey on to a comfortable life in the Antipodes. Nor yet the dark-skinned Algerian (mafia boss, drug dealer, child snatcher), who apparently could not have cared less whether Madeleine was 'placed' with paedophiles, a family, or even a family of paedophiles. The title concerns the individual who went to such extraordinary lengths, not simply to do his master's bidding, but to comply in a manner more thoughtful even than that of the parents whose child he was intent on appropriating.

The burglar's principle is akin to that of the professional boxer: Get in. Get the job done. Get out. No messing. Someone stealing a child from its own domicile (the rarest of child abduction scenarios) would surely not embellish the proceedings unnecessarily, any more than might a jewel thief. And yet, in the case of Madeleine McCann, we have a child removed from her bed, some would say by a stalker, in pursuance of an almost apologetic crime.

A 'cold case review', conducted for the Daily Express not long ago by Donal MacIntyre, found favour with investigators working for the McCanns. MacIntyre postulated that Madeleine's eventual abductor carried out a 'dry run' the evening beforehand, disturbing the children in the process. more

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Quote Of The Month

No engrams had made themselves known to me during my self audit, so back into the coal shed went my trusty E-Meter, there to wait patiently until next called upon to guide me and show me safe passage through this wicked world.

What now says I? well that was a quandary soon dispelled after I took shufty, via the sitemeter, at the recent list of visitors to the blog and their referring links.

I had never noticed a visit from this place before, justice4mccannfam, it's not, could it be, perhaps it is? and though I had never visited the site previously, I was wary, it's reputation preceded it.

Better strap in first I think, I've done a bit of travelling in parallel universes and arrived at some very strange places indeed I might say.

Strap on the garden bench then, big breath, click, we're off!

And parallel universe it was, a truly staggering place, where reality was a stranger and truth had not yet broken through that next dimension, that dimension in which their world existed.

No link of course, the initial post I arrived at was forum/MBM latest news/ Filthy pitchforkers, and there kiddywinks you will discover worlds yet unknown to you.

And finally we get to this bit, the bit that inspired the post.

There was stuff I found there that amazed me, astounded me, but the last thing in the world I would want do is to paste it into these pages, but this little pearl I couldn't resist. not at all at all.

"To find the truth, then all evidence needs to be examined, and all possible leads looked at,not just the ones that make the McCanns look guilty."

Nine and a half minutes of Tom, I'm batshit crazy, Cruise; Scientologist.

Monday, 26 October 2009

New Blog; A Verdade Da Mentira - Illustrated Highlights

I thought a new blog might serve two purposes, the obvious one, getting some of the more interesting passages of Goncarlo Amaral's book, A Verdade Da Mentira - The truth About the Lie, out into the public domain, and the other, if I'm short of inspiration for the gallery and don't post, I can go to the book knowing I will always find a bit of something.

I won't be posting on there quite as regularly as the gallery, so pop in on occasion.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Oi! Steady On Now Monsieur Moreas

....Having myself not able to cope with an armada of lawyers, I will not comment. But for us French, the process of opening a commercial site * The online store of Madeleine (Madeleine The Online Store) seems a bit strange. It is hard to imagine parents doing business selling search posters (£ 1.75 for 10), bracelets, or t-shirts bearing the face of their missing child (£ 7) ... This is not really in our culture.

This is probably different in Britain ...
link Not an endorsement.

Oi! steady on now Monsieur Moreas, just steady on now lad, a person could take exception if he were so inclined.

But being possessed of a gentle and forgiving nature, I won't be harsh with you, and don't we all employ a little rhetoric on occasion?
For I am sure that we would be in accord where I say, that from the time when the first organism crawled out of the primordial soup to where we stand today as a species, never, never in those many thousands of years, never in all those millennia, has the world witnessed anything that remotely compares to the grotesque, to the obscene, or to the shameless vulgarity that is epitomised by the Madeleine McCann online store.

The sale of good quality wristbands and other fine branded merchandise, transcends race, transcends cultures, transcends borders, transcends continents even, but the things that it transcends unreservedly and above all others, are, dignity, taste, decency and morality, to mention but a few. And this Monsieur you know well, how could it be otherwise?

The Madeleine McCann online shop; nothing comes anywhere near, does it? as grotesque as it is unbelievable, the McCann's "Madeleine has been abducted" mantra and story had a purpose born out of necessity, to keep them out of goal, but the Madeleine McCann online store, it's peerless, it's head and shoulders above the rest, it is without compare.

And so it stands, tall and proud this this ungodly edifice, this memorial that the McCanns have built to edify the memory of their departed daughter.

Madeleine didn't deserve many things that befell her during her short life, but she didn't deserve this. she never did anything to deserve a shop; poor kid.

And this unique piece of marketing, brought to you by NHS Doctors Gerald Patrick McCann, and Kate Marie McCann (née Healy)


having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparable: Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint.

2. existing as the only one or as the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics: a unique copy of an ancient manuscript.

3. limited in occurrence to a given class, situation, or area: a species unique to Australia.

4. limited to a single outcome or result; without alternative possibilities: Certain types of
problems have unique solutions.

5. not typical; unusual: She has a very unique smile.

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Gallery Seventy Seven

Woof, but they are tiny.