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Wyatt Earp
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I mean, it's how my Nan used to talk.
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COTB; this thread could be about many things, it could be about the re-interviewing of the mother, it could be about progress towards catching the criminal, it could be about Portuguese police procedure.

Where it becomes objectionable in my view, is when the parents are blamed or there is speculation about their possible villainy. That stuff is just crass, it's just kicking victims while they are down however many steps removed they may be.

If I, or anyone else says they think this kind of comment is objectionable, the answer "well don't read it then" is just asinine. There are many other directions this thread might take.

Honestly, I think this board deserves better than "If you don't like it then go away" type claptrap.

[ 07.09.2007, 17:17: Message edited by: Sgt. Pinback ]

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When she was alive, like. Less so recently.
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Wyatt Earp
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Can I suggest that if people don't like our posts about how objectionable this is, they don't read them?
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Good comeback. I didn't say I didn't like them, I just said I wasn't impressed. I am hard to impress though

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It's not that it's "totally off limits for discussion", it's that this half-arsed "Yerrrs, well, I had my suspicions you know" stuff is pathetic.
As it happens, I agree with you and Pinback but I scroll through them to the interesting ones. I don't think they shouldn't be posted just because I don't agree with them
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That's not my reason either.
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I generally agree with Pinback, too, and thank him for taking the time to explain in some detail what it is on the thread that is troubling him. It is very helpful in trying to move the discussion forward.

That said, I think that there have been different interpretations on here about what constitutes "blaming the parents".

There were a number of posts on the first thread that held that raising the question of whether leaving a 3 year old alone for that period was reasonable behaviour was "blaming the parents". I didn't agree with that then, and I don't agree with that now.

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That's not my reason either.
Nor mine. I don't think "Urgh, I wish I didn't have to read this stuff", I think "What the hell is wrong with you people?"
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COTB; this thread could be about many things, it could be about the re-interviewing of the mother, it could be about progress towards catching the criminal, it could be about Portuguese police procedure.

Where it becomes objectionable in my view, is when the parents are blamed or there is speculation about their possible villainy. That stuff is just crass, it's just kicking victims while they are down however many steps removed they may be.

If I, or anyone else says they think this kind of comment is objectionable, the answer "well don't read it then" is just asinine. There are many other directions this thread might take.

Honestly, I think this board deserves better than "If you don't like it then go away" type claptrap.


Great post from Sergeant Pinback, though I disagree with his final paragraph in one respect. I'd say it's worse than claptrap. It's censorship.

I would only add that, for me, the key is that The McManns could be members of this board. Yeah! Members come in for some pretty round abuse at times. I have! But the insinuation that you might, somehow, be implicated in the murder of your own child elevates the level to a whole different (sinister) plane. You should only level such accusations when you're ultra sure of your facts. All we have here is highly inconclusive and contradictory conjecture.

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McCANN NEW EVIDENCE: PARENTS BICKERED WITH STRANGERS ON INTERNET WHILE CHILD SLEPT
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There were a number of posts on the first thread that held that raising the question of whether leaving a 3 year old alone for that period was reasonable behaviour was "blaming the parents". I didn't agree with that then, and I don't agree with that now.

From my own recollection of that discussion, UA, I don't think you've done full justice to the nature of the objection. As I recall, there was a broad measure of agreement that leaving the children was not wise, sensible or the epitome of responsible parenting. But I recall some people felt that it was not reasonable to blame the children's abduction on the decision to leave them unsupervised.

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My recollection is that the thread was too much all over the place for there to really be a broad measure of agreement on anything, but I do agree with your last point as being a position that a number of people took (and one that I don't have a particuar issue with).

I have to say that I am not convinced at all by your McCanns on OTF point.

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McCANN NEW EVIDENCE: PARENTS BICKERED WITH STRANGERS ON INTERNET WHILE CHILD SLEPT
<runs upstairs to check on sleeping kids>
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Even if the kiddie was accidently killed there is no reason whatsoever to hide the fact and attempt to hide a body in the short while available.
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I just don't buy the whole parents angle. It doesn't pass the stink test. Two doctors, loving parents according to all concerned, kill (or accidentally kill) their child...and then decide to hide the body, and then it's never been turned up? And then they keep up this 'facade' of innocence for all these months instead of (quite reasonably) saying "there's nothing more we can do here, we need to get on with our lives for the sake of our other children" and fucking off back to England. It just doesn't make any sense. Yes, it's possible. But so are UFOs.
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