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Crimewatch 14/10/2013 Madeleine McCann

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    Posted by Ken Smart (U1158196) on Wednesday, 16th October 2013

    You've pointed out at some length, the impossibility of looking after youngsters every minute of every day. This is very true. However, I think what we're discussing here is whether the parents took all possible precautions to ensure that the children were safe from matters over which they did have some control. We'd all have to have hearts of stone not to have much sympathy with the McCanns, but it serves no purpose to blind ourselves to their deficiencies. An acceptance of this basic fact would get many more people on-side. They are to blame for what ensued, and if they expect me to happily pay (through my taxes) for their errors, then a little humility would go a long way.
    On a similar tack, the BBC has an advert relating to TV Licence payments, in which a busy young mother is feeding a baby and a dog when the phone rings. In her haste to answer the phone, she gives the hungry twosome the wrong plates. It just struck me as funny, that the BBC should give the impression that answering a phone (and subsequent small-talk) should take priority over looking after a child. For many sensible people, the phone would come a distant second. Strange times indeed.

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    Posted by Pumpkin_Patch_Paul (U14565900) on Wednesday, 16th October 2013

    What I have never understood is why have they never looked through peoples holiday photos taken around the time to see if there could be any well known ( to the police)people on them . smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Maxibaby (U14151672) on Wednesday, 16th October 2013

    I wondered about checking with travel/tour companies who sold holidays as to whether any known sex offenders were in residence? Ditto airline for flight bookings, and local car hire firms. Don't know if any of this was done.

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    Posted by LoopyLobes (U14384399) on Wednesday, 16th October 2013

    I would certainly hope those things had been done - checking people's photos and checking with the travel companies. Would they do that sort of thing as a matter of course? I hope so.

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    Posted by Andy (U14048329) on Wednesday, 16th October 2013

    When I lost my wallet, one group of people sat down with me and tried to help me to remember where I might have left it or at what point I might have lost it. Another group just wanted to preach me a sermon about how careless I'd been in losing it. At the end I knew which group I wanted to thank for helping me to recover my wallet......and which group I could have quite happily punched......

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    Posted by Viligante (U14039144) on Wednesday, 16th October 2013

    Kate McCann has been contrite on several occasions.I don't accept that they feel no guilt over this.Gerry has also said that he focuses on the positive because the negative will not get them anywhere.That is the right thing to do.In the Crimewatch and at other times he has been calm and collected.Some may not like that but it is the way to survive for the family imo. 
    Totally agree FowPah, Kate McCann mentioned her regret on Crimewatch too. The anguish and pain she is suffering for making this misjudgement is etched in her face.

    The disappearance of their child made them realise leaving them alone was the wrong thing to do (Yes I know some people would have already known leaving a child alone was risky) and ever since then they have been doing whatever they can to try and find out what happened to their daughter.

    They are even willing to subject themselves to constant vilification, not to mention conspiracy theories, in the hope that someone will know something that may help in finding out what happened to their daughter. I admire their courage in carrying on.

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    Posted by Chezzie (U1159267) on Wednesday, 16th October 2013

    In my post that was zapped I asked if it was possible that Madeleine had got out of the window herself to look for her parents seeing as they said that she and one of the twins had been crying the night before, there was no mention of finger prints or whether the patio door and window were locked, she also said that the door was open a bit the first time she checked, did she actually see Madeleine or just listen to see if everything was quiet?

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    Posted by dave (U2043922) on Wednesday, 16th October 2013

    When I lost my wallet, one group of people sat down with me and tried to help me to remember where I might have left it or at what point I might have lost it. Another group just wanted to preach me a sermon about how careless I'd been in losing it. At the end I knew which group I wanted to thank for helping me to recover my wallet......and which group I could have quite happily punched......  the second group might be more use in the future smiley - smiley

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    Posted by eviled2 (U14446578) on Wednesday, 16th October 2013

    When I lost my wallet, one group of people sat down with me and tried to help me to remember where I might have left it or at what point I might have lost it. Another group just wanted to preach me a sermon about how careless I'd been in losing it. At the end I knew which group I wanted to thank for helping me to recover my wallet......and which group I could have quite happily punched......  Maybe your wallet was abducted.

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    Posted by Viligante (U14039144) on Wednesday, 16th October 2013

    In my post that was zapped I asked if it was possible that Madeleine had got out of the window herself to look for her parents seeing as they said that she and one of the twins had been crying the night before, there was no mention of finger prints or whether the patio door and window were locked, she also said that the door was open a bit the first time she checked, did she actually see Madeleine or just listen to see if everything was quiet?  I imagine, if there were no locks on the windows, that a child could open them, and I agree there were a lot of things that could have been made clearer. It was a rather sketchy picture of what exactly went on.

    I don't think the Portuguese Police did a very good job.

    www.mccannfiles.com/...

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    Posted by Andy (U14048329) on Wednesday, 16th October 2013

    When I lost my wallet, one group of people sat down with me and tried to help me to remember where I might have left it or at what point I might have lost it. Another group just wanted to preach me a sermon about how careless I'd been in losing it. At the end I knew which group I wanted to thank for helping me to recover my wallet......and which group I could have quite happily punched......  the second group might be more use in the future smiley - smiley  In the future, yes. For an event that's already happened, no earthly use whatsoever, which is kinda my point.

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