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Post by scrants on 20.05.13 19:49

http://blacksmithbureau.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/update-may-2013.html?m=1
Here is an update from Blacksmith. It seems he has closed his blog but has updated "Tthe Cracked Mirror" to facilitate better searching. i will miss Blacksmith dreadfully, he wrote such good and thought provoking articles

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Post by tasprin on 20.05.13 22:52

@scrants wrote:http://blacksmithbureau.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/update-may-2013.html?m=1
Here is an update from Blacksmith. It seems he has closed his blog but has updated "Tthe Cracked Mirror" to facilitate better searching. i will miss Blacksmith dreadfully, he wrote such good and thought provoking articles



The following comment was posted by Blacksmith on 26 February. Hope the closure of the Bureau is not related (maybe not as he hasn't apologised)

"It’s a key moment for credibility. If Goncalo Amaral is found to have pleaded for terms and withdraws all his claims against the McCanns then yes, whatever Joana might do, we’ll accept the reality, accept that our information and judgement hasn’t been good enough, accept that maybe we’ve been used, apologise and close the Bureau down".
http://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t6627-blacksmith?highlight=blacksmith


 

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Post by Khalgregar on 21.05.13 0:18

@tasprin wrote:
@scrants wrote:http://blacksmithbureau.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/update-may-2013.html?m=1
Here is an update from Blacksmith. It seems he has closed his blog but has updated "Tthe Cracked Mirror" to facilitate better searching. i will miss Blacksmith dreadfully, he wrote such good and thought provoking articles



The following comment was posted by Blacksmith on 26 February. Hope the closure of the Bureau is not related (maybe not as he hasn't apologised)

"It’s a key moment for credibility. If Goncalo Amaral is found to have pleaded for terms and withdraws all his claims against the McCanns then yes, whatever Joana might do, we’ll accept the reality, accept that our information and judgement hasn’t been good enough, accept that maybe we’ve been used, apologise and close the Bureau down".
http://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t6627-blacksmith?highlight=blacksmith


 

I still have hope - he said that he would apologise if he was wrong, and to date I have seen no apology.

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Post by Lostfridge on 21.05.13 10:12

Looks more like BS has been scared off?

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Post by suzyjohnson on 21.05.13 10:17

No, I just think he knows some things we don't

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Post by plebgate on 21.05.13 10:22

If Mr. A. and others being sued have caved we would see front page news about it and the sofa season would already have started imo.

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He's back

Post by PeterMac on 30.05.13 7:43

Blacksmith is back, with his customary surgical strike.
http://blacksmithbureau.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/carry-on-fibbing.html

The Blacksmith Bureau
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Carry on fibbing
Kate McCann with investigator


Christmas 2012, Kate McCann on the Find Madeleine website: "Since March 2012 independent `physical' investigation of lines of enquiry by our team has been put on hold whilst the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Review progresses. This has been to avoid duplication (and thereby unnecessary expenditure) and to prevent the risk of compromising any work, albeit unintentionally, carried out by the MPS."

May 2013, Daily Mail and other news sites: Sources close to the McCanns ( yawn) say the family also want to speak to Mr Verran about his whereabouts at the time Madeleine was snatched from the Ocean Club in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007. We’d like Mr Verran to explain these omissions from his interviews with us, [the McCanns' joke detectives] and say when he was in Portugal,’ said the source.

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Re: Blacksmith

Post by tasprin on 30.05.13 12:59

Don't know why he's deleted his posts, but I'm glad it's not for the reason I first thought.

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Post by Trishy on 30.05.13 13:37

I'm glad he's back! I really enjoy his writing.

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Post by NoPasaran on 31.05.13 20:06

Most of his old blog posts are archived in the Files, starting here:

http://www.mccannfiles.com/id307.html

I know this because I re-read every post over the last couple of days. It's an excellent reminder of how the case has been spun. I got completely absorbed in it - it's very witty too. I love his scathing descriptions of the main players.

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Post by aiyoyo on 01.06.13 4:56

[quote="PeterMac"]Blacksmith is back, with his customary surgical strike.
http://blacksmithbureau.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/carry-on-fibbing.html

The Blacksmith Bureau
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Carry on fibbing
Kate McCann with investigator




Inspector Clouseau pinching Aunt FIlo's cheek -- "You fibber you cheeky sod!" smug

And oh BOY Aunt Fibber lookS SHELL SHOCKED! big grin

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Post by plebgate on 01.06.13 7:35

[quote="aiyoyo"]
@PeterMac wrote:Blacksmith is back, with his customary surgical strike.
http://blacksmithbureau.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/carry-on-fibbing.html

The Blacksmith Bureau
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Carry on fibbing
Kate McCann with investigator




Inspector Clouseau pinching Aunt FIlo's cheek -- "You fibber you cheeky sod!"

And oh BOY Aunt Fibber lookS SHELL SHOCKED!



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Post by stillsloppingout on 02.06.13 1:19

Love Blacksmith
He is bright, love him, but very old school , to think there was NOT any extra marital going on in PLD !!!!.
Either naive or naive !!!!!!. very good source [ in there opinion] told me ages ago that was a given .
Everybody knows PDL is a swingers resort, the kids are used as a front .

He [ Blacksmith ] mentions who would want in the group to have sex with Gerald ? do not fear , swingers sometimes like there partners to have a bit of extra marital, whilst watching ..... ? lesson over .

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Re: Blacksmith

Post by lj on 02.06.13 2:09

I should not have read this before going to bed. Now I'll have nightmares!

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Post by tigger on 02.06.13 8:29

@stillsloppingout wrote:Love Blacksmith
He is bright, love him, but very old school , to think there was NOT any extra marital going on in PLD !!!!.
Either naive or naive !!!!!!. very good source [ in there opinion] told me ages ago that was a given .
Everybody knows PDL is a swingers resort, the kids are used as a front .

He [ Blacksmith ] mentions who would want in the group to have sex with Gerald ? do not fear , swingers sometimes like there partners to have a bit of extra marital, whilst watching ..... ? lesson over .

- and of course a 'swinging holiday' of a group of mediocre medics becomes a risk to 'national security'. Pull the other one. This is all to do with money and power and nothing with sexual proclivities, although I'm sure that the tabloids would love it.

As cover stories go, it's hopeless but it would appeal to Sun readers in particular and a certain section of the population in general.

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Post by pennylane on 02.06.13 9:20

@tigger wrote:
@stillsloppingout wrote:Love Blacksmith
He is bright, love him, but very old school , to think there was NOT any extra marital going on in PLD !!!!.
Either naive or naive !!!!!!. very good source [ in there opinion] told me ages ago that was a given .
Everybody knows PDL is a swingers resort, the kids are used as a front .

He [ Blacksmith ] mentions who would want in the group to have sex with Gerald ? do not fear , swingers sometimes like there partners to have a bit of extra marital, whilst watching ..... ? lesson over .

- and of course a 'swinging holiday' of a group of mediocre medics becomes a risk to 'national security'. Pull the other one. This is all to do with money and power and nothing with sexual proclivities, although I'm sure that the tabloids would love it.

As cover stories go, it's hopeless but it would appeal to Sun readers in particular and a certain section of the population in general.

It would not merely be a 'swinging holiday for mediocre medics,' tigger, it would be a swinging holiday where specialists drugged their children to have swapping parties, and one of the toddlers died as a result! And we do not know who else may have been there on that holiday. It is no small thing, and would be a major embarrassment to the Govt/NHS. The trial would have been in another country, where there was little control as to what emerged. ROB is Training Program Manager for General Internal Medicines at the Southwest Peninsula Deanery; they train future doctors and dentists there and are funded by Trusts. I believe he is well involved, probably due to the sedative used? I'm sure the story would have got more and more lurid, the more information that emerged, and the salacious scandal would have rocked the world, especially with all the notoriety Maddie's disappearance had.

I can easily imagine the Home Office/UK government doing everything in its power to stamp out the possibility of these doctors going on trial in a foreign country. I am not saying I firmly believe this is precisely what happened, but I feel it would definitely be no small thing if it were!

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Post by tigger on 02.06.13 9:37

@pennylane wrote:
@tigger wrote:
@stillsloppingout wrote:Love Blacksmith
He is bright, love him, but very old school , to think there was NOT any extra marital going on in PLD !!!!.
Either naive or naive !!!!!!. very good source [ in there opinion] told me ages ago that was a given .
Everybody knows PDL is a swingers resort, the kids are used as a front .

He [ Blacksmith ] mentions who would want in the group to have sex with Gerald ? do not fear , swingers sometimes like there partners to have a bit of extra marital, whilst watching ..... ? lesson over .

- and of course a 'swinging holiday' of a group of mediocre medics becomes a risk to 'national security'. Pull the other one. This is all to do with money and power and nothing with sexual proclivities, although I'm sure that the tabloids would love it.

As cover stories go, it's hopeless but it would appeal to Sun readers in particular and a certain section of the population in general.

It would not merely be a 'swinging holiday for mediocre medics,' tigger, it would be a swinging holiday where specialists drugged their children to have swapping parties, and one of the toddlers died as a result! And we do not know who else may have been there on that holiday. It is no small thing, and would be a major embarrassment to the Govt/NHS. The trial would have been in another country, where there was little control as to what emerged. ROB is Training Program Manager for General Internal Medicines at the Southwest Peninsula Deanery; they train future doctors and dentists there and are funded by Trusts. I believe he is well involved, probably due to the sedative used? I'm sure the story would have got more and more lurid, the more information that emerged, and the salacious scandal would have rocked the world, especially with all the notoriety Maddie's disappearance had.

I can easily imagine the Home Office/UK government doing everything in its power to stamp out the possibility of these doctors going on trial in a foreign country. I am not saying I firmly believe this is precisely what happened, but I feel it would definitely be no small thing if it were!

Hi, PL. I don't agree, but that's what a forum is for, different opinions and points of view.

One amongst many reasons is that the OC had only just started up under MW. I'm not convinced that taking your children would provide a 'cover' and also there were quite a number of apartments owned by regular holiday makers.
The apartments are far from sound-proof and the general idea that the swinging would have to take place whilst the children were in the creche or looked after by one adult at lunchtime whilst the orgy took place elsewhere - sorry, can't see that sort of farce.
ROB's title sounds very good but imo it's not a stellar position. All to do with naming jobs which came in with Blair. Such as the District operative for environmental disposal issues being what we used to call a dustman.


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Post by Woofer on 02.06.13 9:42

IMO swinging is doubtful - bit difficult when you`ve got your mother there.

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Post by pennylane on 02.06.13 9:51

@tigger wrote:
@pennylane wrote:
@tigger wrote:
@stillsloppingout wrote:Love Blacksmith
He is bright, love him, but very old school , to think there was NOT any extra marital going on in PLD !!!!.
Either naive or naive !!!!!!. very good source [ in there opinion] told me ages ago that was a given .
Everybody knows PDL is a swingers resort, the kids are used as a front .

He [ Blacksmith ] mentions who would want in the group to have sex with Gerald ? do not fear , swingers sometimes like there partners to have a bit of extra marital, whilst watching ..... ? lesson over .

- and of course a 'swinging holiday' of a group of mediocre medics becomes a risk to 'national security'. Pull the other one. This is all to do with money and power and nothing with sexual proclivities, although I'm sure that the tabloids would love it.

As cover stories go, it's hopeless but it would appeal to Sun readers in particular and a certain section of the population in general.

It would not merely be a 'swinging holiday for mediocre medics,' tigger, it would be a swinging holiday where specialists drugged their children to have swapping parties, and one of the toddlers died as a result! And we do not know who else may have been there on that holiday. It is no small thing, and would be a major embarrassment to the Govt/NHS. The trial would have been in another country, where there was little control as to what emerged. ROB is Training Program Manager for General Internal Medicines at the Southwest Peninsula Deanery; they train future doctors and dentists there and are funded by Trusts. I believe he is well involved, probably due to the sedative used? I'm sure the story would have got more and more lurid, the more information that emerged, and the salacious scandal would have rocked the world, especially with all the notoriety Maddie's disappearance had.

I can easily imagine the Home Office/UK government doing everything in its power to stamp out the possibility of these doctors going on trial in a foreign country. I am not saying I firmly believe this is precisely what happened, but I feel it would definitely be no small thing if it were!

Hi, PL. I don't agree, but that's what a forum is for, different opinions and points of view.

One amongst many reasons is that the OC had only just started up under MW. I'm not convinced that taking your children would provide a 'cover' and that there were quite a number of apartments owned by regular holiday makers.
The apartments are far from sound-proof and the general idea that the swinging would have to take place whilst the children were in the creche or looked after by one adult at lunchtime whilst the orgy took place elsewhere - sorry, can't see that sort of farce.
ROB's title sounds very good but imo it's not a stellar position. All to do with naming jobs which came in with Blair. Such as the District operative for environmental disposal issues being what we used to call a dustman.


Morning Tigger, they have swinging holiday destinations all around the world, where hedonistic parents can take their children. That's a fact! They don't take them along for 'cover,' they take them because they are going on a family holiday, and pursuing their hedonistic lifestyle at the same time. Also Exeter is rife with swinging clubs, and there is a strong Exeter connection here. There could be a villa close by in PDL that hosted parties too? Anyway, as I said, I am not convinced either, but I would not rule it out based on it being of little consequence.

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Post by aquila on 14.06.13 6:51

The latest from Blacksmith.

http://blacksmithbureau.blogspot.nl/2013/06/update.html

Either way, Blacksmith will be penning apologies - I hope he's extending the same offer to apologise to Tony Bennett and Goncalo Amaral as he's offering to the McCanns. Fence-sitting at it's finest imo.

ETA. I somehow think that any apology BS has to make to TB will really stick in his craw.

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Post by tiny on 14.06.13 7:08

@aquila wrote:The latest from Blacksmith.

http://blacksmithbureau.blogspot.nl/2013/06/update.html

Either way, Blacksmith will be penning apologies - I hope he's extending the same offer to apologise to Tony Bennett and Goncalo Amaral as he's offering to the McCanns. Fence-sitting at it's finest imo.

ETA. I somehow think that any apology BS has to make to TB will really stick in his craw.



fence sitting at its finest, spot on Aquila. he seems to imply he knows a lot but really he knows nothing

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Post by tigger on 14.06.13 7:16

'Critics of the McCanns with a serious interest in the truth rather than an obsession with posting about juicy crimes and persecuting people with different sexual tastes to their own,  have gained everything they could ever realistically ask for: a full-scale review of the case by the British and Portuguese and the testing of the parents in the Portuguese libel courts. One way or another the results of both will find their way to us. Until then, and in the absence of some totally unexpected event, there is nothing further to debate or comment on: it's all been said.'
unquote


I find the sentence above most peculiar. Those with a serious interest in the truth did NOT see the necessity of a review but the necessity of re-opening the case in Portugal, where it can be tried.  Which is not the case with the SY review. As for the review by the Portuguese - we appear to know nothing about it and whether this is taking place at all is debatable. 


'- testing of the parents in the Portuguese libel courts.'  The McCanns have brought this on themselves, it is far from the wishes of those with a serious interest in the truth imo as it actually distracts from the truth. The case is not about the disappearance it's about the alleged libel of the McCanns by Dr. Amaral as I understand it. 


As to 'persecuting people with different sexual tastes to their own' I'd like to point out that a number of 'sexual tastes' are  of a criminal nature and therefore very relevant to the 'truth'. 


Overal I'm getting the impression that Blacksmith is consolidating his 'neutral' position and in the process has lost his sense of humour. 

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Post by Nina on 14.06.13 9:59

Kate gets her share of mentions in that piece.

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Post by Lostfridge on 14.06.13 10:23

"Amid this shortage of facts one truth stands out: it is a fact that after six years  there is no known  evidence of involvement of the parents in the disappearance of their daughter"


I can never work out where this guy is coming from.....

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Post by Guest on 14.06.13 10:31

Maybe no physical evidence but bucket loads of circumstantial evidence.

I thought that Blacksmith had given up blogging?

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