Friday, 25 December 2009
Sara Payne MBE, in hospital after complications from a previous brain surgery.
The woman who fought to protect our children and succeeded in the validation of 'Sarah's Law' has been admitted into hospital, critically ill.
Please light a candle and take some time thinking about Sara and her family.
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Reflecting on my journey through blogs and forums involved with the case of missing Madeleine Beth McCann, I have noted some remarkable points that I had failed to understand. Until today when all the points I had found difficult to understand, all seemed to fall together like a self building jigsaw puzzle, complete and revealing a colourful picture.
A political group demonising, misrepresenting publicly, spreading opinion as fact to blame the demons, brokering support for this misinformation and then offering the solution? That is something I recognise as National Front and BNP tactic's to isolate and prejudice against non white, typically, non Anglo Saxon British citizens. In fact it is the fundamental Nazi tactic. Another BNP tactic is the call for uncensored free speech? Just as Joana Morais is championing.
Madeleine Beth McCann. The case of a missing child or a political bandwagon?
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Sunday, 8 November 2009
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Saturday, 31 October 2009
The film will be shown in the form of never before seen clips from key scenes of the film, including one heck of a jive dance 1953 flashback featuring Lindy Hop Champions!!
So, catch the Deuce of Spades at the Rythm Riot!!
Rythm Riot Website
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Charleston to Hemsby?
I'm talking about Jive!!
Hemsby is host to the annual Rock n Roll.....and Hot Rods weekend in East Anglia.
The Jive has a history that goes back to the early 20th Century. Back to the Charleston and tap dancing.
A mixture of Charleston and Tap was fused into a dance called the Lyndy Hop. The music danced to was swing. However before the term Jive was used 'Swing' bacame the popular name for a type of dance. But many dances were enjoyed with swing music, Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Balboa, Shag, East and West coast swing, Boogie Woogie.
Jive at Hemsby!!
When a hotrod girl finds a mysterious letter dating back to the fifties hidden in her roadster, she is left with nothing but questions…
She sets out to find the answers and retrace her deuce’s troubled past.
But will learning the truth make a difference and can a broken man ever get a second chance at a happiness long forgotten?
Fast hotrods, cool cats, gravity defying swing dancing and rockin’ retro music all serve as a colorful backdrop to this heartfelt, inspiring story.
Discover an underground scene where counter culture is in, old school is cool and nostalgia forever reigns.
Rated PG 14
Runtime: 160 min
Target release date: December 2009
Monday, 26 October 2009
Friday, 23 October 2009
Nick Griffins appearance on the BBC’s Question Time has prompted much debate nationwide, in the media. Has Nick Griffin appearing on the programme divided the public opinion as is being muted in the media though? I don’t think Griffins appearance on the programme, in itself, has divided opinion. People who are tuned in to racist matters will already know what Griffin and the BNP are about. I doubt the opinion of these people will have changed; perhaps compounded? I think the fear of adding respect to the BNP were unfounded as Griffin certainly didn’t come across as a professional politician. In fact I would say he was humiliated. Questions were being asked regarding free speech and ethics of who are allowed on Question Time and the dangers of censorship, beforehand. There was nothing to worry about, I think, and consciences can remain clear.
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Google translation from www.sic.pt
The Lisbon Civil Court ordered the seizure of all profits from the sale of the book "Maddie, the truth of lies", the former Inspector of Judicial Police (PJ) Gonçalo Amaral, following a lawsuit by the parents of British girl , reports the Expresso Online.
According to the order of the court, the editors who published the book have already been informed that all proceeds of the sale and marketing of the work will be seized for the payment of an amount of 1.2 million.
Notifications of court procedure on this measure has followed for Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Spain, France, where the work was translated and published.
Gonçalo Amaral, the inspector who conducted the investigation in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, in 2007, was dismissed from the case following statements to the media.
The investigation of the disappearance of British girl of 3 years, in Praia da Luz, was filed on 21 June 2008.
In September, by order of Civil Court, the book had already been withdrawn from bookstores.
The book "Maddie, the truth of lies" was published in July 2008, published by War & Peace, and within two months had 12 editions of 10 thousand copies each.
I'm really happy about this decission and am looking forward to the Everton match tommorrow when 1000's of fans, including Portuguese Benfica fans, will be wearing Madeleine's picture on their shirts. As the chairman of Everton, Bill Kenwright, says what greater victory could there be but for Madeleine being returned to her parents.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
The BNP launches it's 2009 European Election Campaign Roadshow with the image of a WW2 Spitfire and entitling the campaign 'The Battle for Britain'
As can be seen on the BNP Spit' the squadron code is RF. This code was assigned between August 1940 to April 1945 to the unit with the highest enemy kill rate during the Battle of Britain.
Which squadron? Ironically, it was a Polish squadron. One of 16 Polish squadrons fighting for the RAF.
The BNP seem to be saying that they knew the spitfire is that of a Polish squadron. Saving face or hiding embarrassment?
Click to Read The Stolen Valour Report
Everton FC has launched an international awareness campaign to refocus attention on the two-year search for missing Madeleine McCann.
The move to re-energise the campaign to find the youngster is being made as the Blues head to Portugal for their Europa League group match with Benfica at Lisbon’s famous Stadium of Light on Thursday night.
Now I'm not an Everton fan when it comes to football. However, I support Everton 100% in their campaign to keep Madeleine's profile high and to do that in Portugal as well is fantastic.
Well done Everton.
Sunday, 18 October 2009
I've read all sorts of insinuations as to why the case was shelved with bias. Following is the LEGAL summary.
Quote from: http://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/PJ/LEGAL_SUMMARY.htm
Therefore, after all seen, analysed and duly pondered, with all that is left exposed, it is determined:
a) The archiving of the Process concerning arguido Robert James Queriol Eveleigh Murat, because there are no indications of the practise of any crime under the dispositions of article 277 number 1 of the Penal Process Code;
b) The archiving of the Process concerning Arguidos Gerald Patrick McCann and Kate Marie Healy, because there are no indications of the practise of any crime under the dispositions of article 277 number 1 of the Penal Process Code.
Friday, 16 October 2009
I have often wondered what Tony Bennett's agenda is when it comes to the case of missing Madeleine. Asking him questions on fora usually provoked replies including quotes from the bible. I wondered if it is just a selfish agenda to gain publicity on the back of this case. I could see how he has gained support from selective biased forums which he would find very useful. I wondered why he states that he has the facts as written in the PJ files. The same cherry picked information waxed by Sr Amaral, the head of the police team dealing with this case and who resigned suddenly without ceremony, to add weight to the policeman's theory.
Then I came across the following post by Tony Bennett back in 2008 where he states that the McCanns are involved with a conspiracy of protection from government and powerful people. This of course is just an opinion. I fear for those who hang on to Tony's coat tail and run with him. Such extreme theories and such lack of evidence. I now wonder how far down the list Madeleine actually is for him when politics and publicity are involved.
A quote written by Tony Bennett. Click to view.
Anyone who has seen even a selection of my public posts on forums about Madeleine would know I have a deep suspicion of possible British government involvement in trying to suppress the possible prosecution of the McCanns and many times I have praised the PJ for having worked under the most enormous pressure to try to find out the truth. It is my personal view that the McCanns have mounted the mother of all diversionary tactics regarding Madeleine’s ‘disappearance’ and have been aided and abetted in this by most of the media and possibly by sinister forces within the British government. I do not of course know about the quality of the work done by the PJ, but reading between the lines, my provisional verdict would be: ‘done a great job under very adverse circumstances.