A (not made-up ) email thanking him for listing the contributors to the fund as not many originations do this.
I'd be more concerned about data protection to be honest if I was a donor.
He seems to think that listing the people who contribute to his fund (where he has already explained how he can't say how the money will be spent) is a satisfactory fraud prevention measure. How strange.
Finally, isn't it odd how almost every email on his site, and particularly those which praise him, has terrible spelling and grammar? Either there are a lot of thick believers out there, or Brian is quite creative at generating these emails.
Brian I applaud you for making the fund so much visible to the donors, not too many originations do this. In fact I believe you're the only one.
Defendants might as well have said: Beneficent creatures from the 17th dimension use this bracelet as a beacon to locate people who need pain relief and whisk them off to their home world every night to provide help in ways unknown to our science.
Judge Frank Easterbrook commenting on the Q-Ray bracelet
"For Gods sake you're an American! Stop thinking of the consequences and blow something up" - Stan Smith, American Dad!
I have not failed... I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work!
Hello, I'm new here. Just spent the last 2 hours reading posts. I'm very concerned about this Brian guy and his fund raising for a trip to Portugal.
I've looked at his site in the past and had the same feelings as you all have. I can't believe he's got over $10,000.00 now and is still asking for donations? How much is this trip suppose to cost?????
Better sorry than safe.
Early in an investigation, when the odds of someone being located are probably higher, one could always go out and pretend to have had some involvement in the discovery, or to have been prevented from making it happen faster.
Later on, if it looks fairly unlikely that a discovery will be made, it brings up the problem that it's hard to retrofit vague dream predictions onto bugger-all actual news.
On the flipside, when all other avenues seem hopeless, it may be a good time to separate some fools from their money, especially since it could be spun as a gifted person going out there reluctantly, not someone rushing to jump on an early bandwagon, and if expectations are already low, the loss of face from failure could be minimal "At least he tried..."
Anyone listened to the radio link where 'Brian' and 'Kevin' chat to each other?
22:34 on the counter is around the time they discuss the trip to 'Spain'
Latest update on his 'on location' page.
Anyone would think he doesn't want to go now
And it just seems a teeny weeny bit strange, that he has only started to post 'critical' emails on his site recently, and the topics of those emails seem to reflect the insinuations being made in this thread 8)8)8)
Funny how a man who a week ago couldn't afford to keep his electricity on can afford to fund a trip to Portugal.
I am not sure what is happening , I do look at your side, when I have the time,you said that you are going
by yourself, further on in the emails, it said you are going with a team of three,.
In the beginning you emailed, that 6000 is enough for you to go, later in the emails
it said that you need 50.000. It also said that the fund is closed for donations for your trip
I am a bit confused here, could you clarify it please. May be you should not go altogether
may be leave it to the universe, it will resolve itself. I am amazed that people spend
so much time on this? Posting , there are soo many children missing, that I feel a fund for
missing children is a better thing, there are families who do not have a fund at all and are in desperate need to have peoples support, the Mc Canns have a fund, which they could use to fund your trip, I would put this forward to one of the family members? Sometimes
you need to step back, it is time for the Mc Canns to contact you, if they do not want it
then bascially it is there loss. There is a lot of money in there fund, they could use it to like I said to fund your trip. We all want Madeleine
back, but it is the parents responsibility to do so and they are doing it there way, we all may disagree with the way they are
doing it., however we might need to accept it. They have to learn their own lessons in live, and this is may be one of their lessons. I feel the money in your fund, would be better spend for a case in your home country, where the parents do contact you
and ask for your help, so you might be able to help and support them? .
If there is an international fund set up for missing children I am happy to donate.
Please read the pages about the fund, as the $50,000 was an estimate for a plan Kevin and I had that we thought would find her, it involved using a hidden camera and a listening devise and several other items I'm not going to mention...and it was before, not after, the change in plans.
But everyone wanted me to go right away and as cheaply as as possible. So I'm going by myself to Portugal and soon...the trip fund is at $5,512 and closed, but it will not be available for use until October 20th, 2007. So I will be using my own money, going by myself and will be reimbursed only for my expenses when I get back. I'm actually going to lose money doing this...which is fine with me. I'm taking the cheapest flight and hotel I can find, more than likely it will not be in the resort town due to the cost...whatever is left in the fund will be transferred to the np-trust when Kevin has it setup.
I should have never agreed to take funds for this trip in the first place, as I knew of all the problems it would cause.
As for the idea that spending all this time on one case affecting other potential cases...yes it is, and this was the reason I turned down going in the past. When I finally did agree to go, no one wanted me...I guess that's when news reports said Madeleine was in another country...I even agreed to go right before the birth of my daughter, but people were more concerned with the lasted TV news.
Now when everyone wants me to go, they want me to go right away and at minimum cost with doing the things I wanted to do when I got there. So, I'm going...and I will try everything in my power to find her.
Another thing, if the British Police really wanted me to go, I would already be there. With one phone call someone in the UK government could easily call the US Embassy in Portugal, and overnight I would have travel documents and a plane ticket.
But thankfully, his trip will be BROADCASTED via web cam. Brian, you are a bozo.
TRIP WILL BE BROADCASTED VIA WEB CAM
To those that have contributed to the fund and wish to see what I'm doing on the trip, please visit:
to get audio and video updates of what I'm doing while in country, some of which will be live via web cam.
I will be sending everyone an email with instruction on how to logon to this section of the site, this will not happen until after I leave.Please keep your logon private as duplicate logon information at the same time will be deleted.
So I will be using my own money, going by myself and will be reimbursed only for my expenses when I get back. I'm actually going to lose money doing this...which is fine with me. I'm taking the cheapest flight and hotel I can find, more than likely it will not be in the resort town due to the cost...whatever is left in the fund will be transferred to the np-trust when Kevin has it setup.
Ok, I have not really been following this in detail, but I thought he said he was having difficulty paying his electricity bill. And a cheap hotel - but I thought the PJ were putting him up for free, for the duration, or longer.
There is a pink hotel, just up the hill from where Madeleine disappeared. Quite nice, and quite reasonable. Reasonable food too.
Nothing psychic. I stayed there about 5 years ago.
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear
bright, until you hear them speak.
The last email on his site today, features the customary spelling mistake in his reply
Heck he isn't even sure now that he can solve anything!!!
I just want to say to you that I still believe in you and your dreams. I think you can solve this case and I hope you will be able to travel to Portugal soon.
I think the PJ is corrupt and that Maddie is in the place you dreamt about.
I don't think you should loose money in this case. I think all your expenses should be covered and I think you should earn money as well because you put your time and effort in it. That's my opinion.
Keep up the good work, Brian!
in the Netherlands
Hi, I'm really not concerned about that right now, and I'm working with several people in the area on what I want to do when I get there.
Not sure if I can solve anything, but I'm going to try...I will not discuss exactly what I have planned, but I can ensure everyone, it's not been tried yet.