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Offline Alice Purjorick

Re: A Simple Question.
« Reply #315 on: March 21, 2018, 11:57:13 AM »

Nobody
has been obliged to write a book about this, but they did

I doubt those who did wrote what they writ for reasons of altruism or "setting the record straight".
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Offline G-Unit

Re: A Simple Question.
« Reply #316 on: March 24, 2018, 04:15:11 PM »
It began with 'no evidence' that she had been harmed. I think someone must have pointed out that she must have suffered mentally if not physically, so it then became 'no evidence' of physical harm.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2018, 02:49:56 AM by John »
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Offline Carana

Re: A Simple Question.
« Reply #317 on: March 24, 2018, 04:54:01 PM »
It began with 'no evidence' that she had been harmed. I think someone must have pointed out that she must have suffered mentally if not physically, so it then became 'no evidence' of physical harm.

Coming to "harm" or to "serious harm" can be a euphemism.


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Re: A Simple Question.
« Reply #318 on: March 24, 2018, 05:03:17 PM »
Coming to "harm" or to "serious harm" can be a euphemism.
Was euphemism the right word?
"euphemism

noun
a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
"the jargon has given us ‘downsizing’ as a euphemism for cuts"
synonyms:   polite term, substitute, mild alternative, indirect term, understatement, underplaying, softening, politeness, genteelism, coy term
"‘professional foul’ is just a euphemism for cheating""
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Offline Carana

Re: A Simple Question.
« Reply #319 on: March 24, 2018, 05:05:01 PM »
Was euphemism the right word?
"euphemism

noun
a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
"the jargon has given us ‘downsizing’ as a euphemism for cuts"
synonyms:   polite term, substitute, mild alternative, indirect term, understatement, underplaying, softening, politeness, genteelism, coy term
"‘professional foul’ is just a euphemism for cheating""

Yes. Many adults would understand, but kids could be watching their TV appeals as well.

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Re: A Simple Question.
« Reply #320 on: March 24, 2018, 05:17:15 PM »
Yes. Many adults would understand, but kids could be watching their TV appeals as well.
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Offline G-Unit

Re: A Simple Question.
« Reply #321 on: March 24, 2018, 10:35:55 PM »
Yes. Many adults would understand, but kids could be watching their TV appeals as well.

Are you suggesting they were being careful so as not to scare these children?
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Offline Miss Taken Identity

Re: A Simple Question.
« Reply #322 on: March 26, 2018, 01:37:47 PM »
Yes. Many adults would understand, but kids could be watching their TV appeals as well.

Was euphemism the right word?

 No.

The PR machine was in full swing from the:
 'like sitting in your garden'
 'we could see the flat from where we were sitting'
'it is a UK cultural thing to leave your children alone in strange coutries'
the story move from 'abducted by paedophiles' to being cradled in the arms of a a loving couple
Then we have  'she came to no harm' (OK that was changed to there is  no evidence BUT being snatched form your bed by a stranger is indeed causing harm)- therefore absolving themselves of any responsibility what so ever. And that pope visit was a great PR boost.
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Offline pjcvreis

Re: A Simple Question.
« Reply #323 on: July 05, 2018, 05:55:03 PM »
This pre- dates the Brunt report by some 4 days.


http://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id71.htm

Final report not yet sent to Portugal Gazeta Digital

6.9.07

Portuguese TV crew creates panic in Birmingham

The final report of the analysis being made at Forensic Science Service (FSS), the British Police laboratory in Birmingham, wasn't yet sent to Portugal. Only some partial results were sent and Portuguese CID received it today, September 5. The British Police laboratory has been sending some partial results to the Portuguese authorities since the second week of August, as The Times referred, in August 16.

Meanwhile, a Portuguese TV crew that was recording in front of FSS building, in Birmingham, was threatened and Police was called, by the private security of FSS. Tiago Contreiras, from RTP, was warned first, by a security element that "he should leave the place, immediately, for security reasons, as that area was off-limits for journalists". When the journalist questioned that order, somebody who introduced herself as the laboratory director, talking in a "very aggressive way", as Tiago Contreiras told, threatened the journalists, saying that if he didn't moved from that place immediately he would face some unpleasant consequences.

A police car came to the place but the policemen remain inside and took no action. Inside the FSS building, there was total panic. As soon as a foreign TV crew was spotted, internal security gave orders to close all the windows and the building's entry was blocked, with orders to not allow anyone to go out or come inside.

The TV crew has an interview scheduled wit Madeleine's grandmother but, after this episode, the McCann family Press Office called Tiago Contreiras and cancelled the interview.

Paulo Reis with Duarte Levy in Birmingham


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The reference of Mr. Levy about we, both having access to a FSS report signed by "more than ten FSS professionals" is completly false and was done after I cut all relations with him.

Online misty

Re: A Simple Question.
« Reply #324 on: July 05, 2018, 06:49:28 PM »
The reference of Mr. Levy about we, both having access to a FSS report signed by "more than ten FSS professionals" is completly false and was done after I cut all relations with him.

Did you ever have any indication as to who was behind Levy?
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Re: A Simple Question.
« Reply #325 on: July 05, 2018, 06:58:10 PM »
The reference of Mr. Levy about we, both having access to a FSS report signed by "more than ten FSS professionals" is completly false and was done after I cut all relations with him.

quote by misty....Did you ever have any indication as to who was behind Levy?

Was this the preliminary  report that was supposed to have existed but now claimed to be completely false
« Last Edit: July 05, 2018, 07:49:51 PM by slartibartfast »
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