Sunday, 14 February 2010

Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses in Leicestershire


Evenin' all.

I hope you weren't expecting to read about about the the McScam fraudulent fund lads, you know, that same one you endorse by having a link from your webpage to the McCanns site, the same one where there isn't a word of truth to be found, where every penny collected is fraudulent, but you know that anyway, so I'll save me breath.

No it's not the fund I'm talking about, it's a bit closer to home than that, in fact it's so close it comes right over the doorstep and into the nick itself, any idea what I'm on about?

Wages, it's wages I'm talking about, those things that if you're not embarrassed about when you pick them up, well you bleedin' well ought to be.

You have these two fucking scallies, guilty as sin, running around all over the place, taking the piss out of everything and everybody, and that includes you lot, in fact it probably applies more to you than it does to us, why so? because they are making you look extremely dim or extremely bent, and if that's not taking the piss I don't know what is.

And what are you doing about these scallies? fuck all as far as I can see, well your doing other things that we won't go into tonight, but you're doing fuck all to bring them to justice are you?

Anyway, I'm not going to drone on about it tonight though because I'm a bit tired, well you would be too, if you had to do my job as well as your own, like I'm doing mine and yours. Well somebody has to don't they, somebody has to try and bring these fuckers to justice.

Original text in white, others in green, my comments in orange.

How to spot a liar

By Patty A Wood,MA, CSP

In the most important interviews of their careers Gary Condit sucked in his lips and stuck out his tongue, Bill Clinton touched his nose about every four minutes and Enron's Ken Lay overacted and was over confident. In these public moments they gave us nonverbal cues that they were lying. They lost their credibility.

Maintaining credibility is an important part of customer service. You need to trust the people you do business with. Your customers need to trust you to be honest with them. If you feel that the car salesman is trying to sell you a lemon or the computer help desk is lying about the need to upgrade to their new software your confidence in their business is undermined. When you tell a customer that you can deliver in three months and swipe your tongue across your lips he picks up on a subconscious level that you may be lying and you lose the sale. When your front counter employee smiles and sarcastically says they are so sorry you are so upset, the words are meaningless. Can you spot a liar? And can you not be seen as a liar yourself.

No of course you didn't Gerry, not so much as a whiff of coal gas, why is then every time a watch this clip it screams at me, and it screams, Gerry McCann is a lying git, Gerry McCann couldn't lie straight in his goddamned bed. What say you plod?

Nonverbal Communication is the way the subconscious mind speaks. No matter how much you want to control it, it gives clues to how you are truly feeling. This makes it an ideal medium for detecting lies. Eyes, head, voice and hands leak out cues of withholding and deception or cues that can establish credibility. Body Language cues an undeniable although the underlying motivation and interpretation can vary.

There are up to 10,000 body language cues packed in every minute of interaction. When someone is not telling the truth, their nonverbal behavior speaks volumes. Body language cues are undeniable although the underlying motivation and the interpretation can vary. Therefore you need to base your interpretation on a number of factors called deception cues.


The Nine Months Pregnant Pause – Pauses

Liars have longer pauses, shorter answers and longer times between a question and a response than someone who is merely nervous. It makes sense that liars need time to create the lie, recalling the truth takes less time. If you ask a clerk if they gave you back the correct change and there is a long pause before their response it may be an indication of deceit. This is not a cue you would take in isolation as fact. You might combine it with checking to see where their eyes go after you ask them the question.

People tend to look up to the right to visualize or create a new response or down to the right to create the sounds of a new response. We recall information that occurred in the past by looking up to the left or down to the left. Spot a liar by listening for pauses and right eye movement. Be credible by answering spontaneously.

Kate McCann's pregnant pause can be heard somewhere in this BBC Radio Four 24min interview, not that I'm suggesting you torture yourself by actually listening to it, let's say it's here for reference.
*But this extract (see bottom of page) of from an analysis, by whom I have no idea, but the rest can be found here.

The Hands Have it - Excessive Gesturing and Adaptors

If you lie spontaneously in the moment you will tend to spend more time gesturing with your hands and using adapters, such as scratching your body or playing with a pen than someone who is just nervous.

If you ask Sara in Payroll, who serves you the internal customer, why your check is so late, and then she picks up the beanie baby from on her desk, begins to play with it as she says she has worked on this for hours and she has no idea. If this frog juggling seems excessive, and especially if it is combined with other cues of deception you have got her. Realize the rehearsed or practiced liar who has planned their deceit ahead of time will try to control gestures.

Mind Your Mouth - Mouth, Lips, and Tongue Cues

Be careful of pursing or licking your lips. Condit pursed his lips and sucked them inward more than 14 times in his famous 2002 television interview with Connie Chung. This can indicate extreme anxiety, withholding information and withholding aggression. Tight lips indicate you may be planning to keep the truth in. If you actually suck the lips part way in, you may be withholding anger. When you are nervous, your mouth becomes dry, and you lick your lips and swallow as you struggle to find the right words to say.

When we're talking body language I don't suppose we need much more than this one, it's all here, right from the off. Watch the look that passes between the perps a few seconds in.

I did a little work on this clip, breaking it down into stills, aptly named, Further Tells of Gerry McCann.

Be Still My Love -- Lack of Animation

Deception is all about keeping something hidden. The more a person moves his body or expresses with his voice and the more he or she speaks, the more we can learn. Practiced liars know this and usually keep as still as possible. Being overly controlled can work against you. Gary Condit was coached to stay still in his television interview. So he kept his face inexpressive, his upper body stiff and his legs crossed. First, he looked frozen, and then when he couldn't hold it any longer he leaked out aggression cues such as finger pointing grasping motions and sticking out his tongue. We spotted a liar. I have often seen a normally animated customer service rep get up to a product explanation and become a monotone automatron. The audience wonders what you are hiding and is bored to tears. Spot a liar by looking for someone who is too stiff and still. Don't look like a liar by making sure you are naturally animated.

Seems a bit testy does the lad, understandable I suppose when it's all coming apart at the seams. Especially if it's you that's been picking at them.

Hand Jive -- Hiding Hands

The hands come out symbolically from the heart; hands and arms symbolically express the emotions of the heart. Liars tend to keep their hands hidden and still. They stick them in their pockets, clench them together or hold them behind their backs. Imagine that the person who you suspect of lying has the truth in the palms of their hands and see if they show it to you. It is not surprising that one of the first things we do to start a business interaction or close a deal with a customer is shake hands. My three years of academic research on handshakes show that the single most important factor in the handshake is palm to palm contact. Research also shows, when you’re the customer and don't get it, you wonder what the person is hiding, you are uncomfortable for the rest of the interaction and you are less likely to purchase. When people are trying to hide their true feeling or the truth they may stick their hands in their pockets, clench them together, or hold the behind their backs. To spot liars -- look to see if the hands are open and "above board." Because people do hide their hands when they are nervous, if you see hidden hands ask yourself why they are nervous. Don't look like a liar by using your hands normally as you speak or if that is not normal loosely at your sides. And try not to clasp your hands together. Body language is highly symbolic and it will look like you are hiding your own hands for comfort.

I keep telling ye but ye dunna listen, too many details, always too many details, it's not a play you're trying to describe, hang on, scrub that, too many details, will ye not be told?
Windows to the Soul -- Closed Curtains

We have what I call windows all over the body. Just as we pull down the shades when we don’t want others to see in, we also close off the entrances to our body so our true feelings aren't seen. There are windows at the bottom of the feet, the kneecaps, the bottom of the torso, the middle of the chest, the neck, mouth and eyes and the top of the head. Liars tend to close entrances to hide the truth. A liar closes these windows by putting clothing over them, turning his body away from the person he is talking to, putting objects or furniture between himself and others and most simply folding his arms. When someone's windows are closed we don't feel as comfortable in an interaction. You're asking a clerk an important question as her face is turned toward you but the rest of her body is turned toward the exit. Her windows are closed. She is saying, "I am pretending by looking at you that I want to talk but really I want to go home. I am not really interested in serving you."

In the 90's I consulted with the architect and owners of new "Ripley's Believe It or Not" museums on the layout of the entrances and ticket counters of new locations. They planned raised platforms, high counter top ticket booths an average of ten steps from the door. This design was great for security but I shared with them why it would reduce spontaneous purchases.

People had to go too far to see the ticket person and most of his or her windows would be hidden. Customers would not feel safe and comfortable. To spot a liar look for barriers and closed windows. Don't look like a liar and keep your windows open.

They lie quite well when they are not under pressure, and who wouldn't believe them? it's just a bit of a bugger that the sardine munchers released the case files and showed these two up for what they are, lying twats. The Lies of Kate and Gerry McCann - The Phone records.
Why Can't We Be Friends? -- Withdrawn Behavior

If we are comfortable with ourselves and the person we are with, and the topic we are discussing, we will be open and friendly. Liars don’t usually feel very comfortable so they tend to hold back and be less friendly. It is easier for friends and intimates to lie successfully because they appear less withdrawn and friendlier. Perhaps they work harder at lying because the person knows them, perhaps they are more concerned about the consequences of detection or maybe they are better at it because they have experience lying to the person in the past. In any case they lie differently and as with career criminals, they can usually maintain a more relaxed overall demeanor and look the person straight in the eye.

Strangers need to work harder to keep others from seeing the truth. Consequently, they are more withdrawn and closed off from the person with whom they are conversing and usually don’t appear as friendly. You have heard for years that you need to be friendly with the customer. Now you know why.

Our ancestors went to the friendly tribes to trade. These days getting a front line service representative to love their jobs and enjoy dealing with the customers is incredibly difficult. Attitude problems and surly help seem be the norm. You can't just tell the help to smile. Employees need to be comfortable with their tasks and knowledge. Ask yourself "am I giving enough time to training and what am I doing to make the workplace friendly? To spot a liar look for someone unfriendly. Don't look like a liar by reaching out, being open and receptive.

Is that a CD player you're talking about, or is it your daughter?

I Want To Sell You A Car! -- Excessive Confidence

Have you ever experienced a super smooth salesperson? He may have over enthusiastically praised the product and you felt uncomfortable about his pitch? Then you have deciphered a lie by noting that the person sounded too good or too confident. We look and listen for anything that doesn't sound normal. Nonverbal communication, in this case paralanguage, which included things like voice, tone, volume, and speaking rate that sounds over confident or overacted is read at the subconscious level as out of the norm. Years ago a friend who was a very successful computer salesman came over to my office to do some selling for me over the phone. Instead of having a planned patter he hemmed and hawed and stumbled over his words. His mistakes surprised me. I thought he was just warming up. Five calls latter he was still sounding awkward. So I gathered up my courage and asked him about his behavior. He said, "Oh, when I first started as a salesman I was very awkward and very successful."

People went out of their way to be nice to me on the phone. Sometimes they even finished my sales pitch for me! I noticed later when I became very confident (make that cocky and fake) that I was not as successful, in fact my prospects hung up on me! So I stayed very humble. I don't worry about sounding smooth and perfect. Just being my bumbling self works for me. What my friend was experiencing is a nonverbal effect of deception. When nonverbal communication, in this case paralanguage, which includes things like voice tone, volume, speaking rate read at a subconscious level as false, our internal alarms go off. Spot a liar by going with your gut impression. Your instincts read fake at a hundred paces. Normal levels of confidence, however, also read as sincere. Don't look like a liar by being your real self.

This is an odd conversation, and I'm not talking about the McCann's "excellent relationship" with the Portuguese plod, nor the rest of his bullshit, rather the talk of murder and this, "Kate and I strongly believe Madeleine was alive when she was taken from the apartment." (Followed by an enormous swallow.) But what a strange thing to say, why would anyone run off with a dead kid? But not so strange I suppose if it's a week after the dogs have brought in and you are you're trying to pre-empt the dogs' findings.
Don't Cry For Me Argentina -- Circumstances Not Matching Demeanor

One of the first things you look for when reading body language is the alignment of the circumstances to the demeanor of the person talking to you. For instance, in Connie Chung’s television interview with Congressman Gary Condit, we expected him to be emotionally upset and embarrassed, considering he was a politician suspected of having an affair with a young woman who had been missing for 115 days.

Instead, he began the interview calmly and proceeded to become indignant. This demeanor was not what we expected. The lack of appropriateness is a sign that the person is not being sincere. When I was driving back from New York a few days after September 11th gas station attendants continued to say with feigned brightness "Have a nice day." They were on automatic pilot. I knew they didn't even realize how they sounded. Oddly enough when I shared that I was coming back from New York near Ground Zero each and every person became real and in the moment. Spot a liar who uses a planned "It's a great day. May I help you?" delivery. Don't look like a liar by being in the moment.

There are a few things in this short clip that kind of poke me in eye as it were. Why does Gerry McCann find the need to send a message,(5sec mark) and believe me it is a message, it's quite deliberate and it occurs twice in the space of a couple of seconds, when Kate begins: "We would like to say a few words to the person who is with Madeleine or who has been with Madeleine" Why, I don't know, does anybody have any theories?
Try as I may, when Gerry McCann rests his head on his wife's shoulder, I can find no other reaction than, you're fucking kidding me.
As appeals go, Kate McCanns must rate as the most wooden, the most insincere, the most unconvincing performance ever given by a mother, and I include some bad performances by some bad mothers in making that judgement. If your confession video is a straight eight, then this is seven point nine.
Nothing Is Wrong! -- Nonverbal Behavior Does Not Match Spoken Words

When the spoken words don’t agree with the nonverbal communication, we generally trust the nonverbal communication to tell us the truth. When a customer says nothing is wrong, while sitting with arms wrapped tightly around the body and a scowl on the face, we doubt her sincerity. If service rep says "yes, we can do that for you" while shaking his head "no," we can be sure he is, at least, ambivalent about the answer. Spot a liar by watching for lack of synchronicity. The subconscious reveals the truth. If the service person says, "This is a great service contract," while rubbing the eyes, it doesn't; look right, the ears, it doesn't sound right or the nose, it stinks. Look credible by having your body language match what you are saying.

A smile is the most common facial expression to mask emotions. It is often used to mask displeasure and anger. A real smile changes the entire face. The eyes light up. The forehead wrinkles, the eyebrows and cheek muscles rise, skin around the eyes and mouth crinkles and finally the mouth turns up. In a masking smile, nothing moves but the corners of the mouth and often they curve up rather than down.

Knowing these cues can help you decipher when someone else is being less than forthcoming. Sometimes people say: "It’s all in your mind." Now you know "It's all in your body."

It's a good job she is only trying to blag her way out of offing her daughter, if it was her car tax she was trying to blag, you'd have had the fucker crushed in a blink of an eye.

Short of being caught in the act of beating a dolphin to death with a baby seal, this is THE video of the entire case. Nothing comes close to this one, nothing at all, in fact I would go as far as saying it surpasses the seal and the dolphin.

It says just one thing to me, it says guilty, unequivocally, dyed in the wool, one hundred percent guilty. What does it say to you, Leicester plod?
Jane Hill: "I met people who didn't go to work for more than a week because everyday they were down on the beach, searching the streets. Did you, as a mother Kate, just sometimes think 'I've got to go and be out there with them. I want to go and just physically look as well."

Kate: (Pause) I mean, I did. Errm... (Long Pause) Errm, we'd been working really hard really. Apart... I mean, the first 48 hours, as Gerry said, are incredibly difficult and we were almost non-functioning, I'd say, errm, but after that you get strength from somewhere. We've certainly had loads of support and that's given us strength and its been able to make us focus really so we have actually, in our own way, it might not be physically searching but we've been working really hard and doing absolutely everything we can, really, to get Madeleine back." source and more.

Below in three parts, Sandra Felgueiras interviews the McCanns. He's such a charmer, well he's not really, in actual fact he is a fucking twat, with his sniggers and his smart arse answers, hey it's only your daughter you're talking about, do you remember the one, the one you dropped in a hole somewhere? You can find my interpretation of the interview here. An Interview With Sandra Felgueiras

*Extract mentioned previously.

Jenny: 'Was she sleeping when you left her?'

Kate: (Long pause) 'Errm, yes, she was, yeah'.

Why should Kate need a significant pause to be able to answer that question? The immediate impression from both the pause, her answer and the way she says it, is that she momentarily didn't know what to say. But how could that be?

Jenny: 'What was your first thought, what did you think immediately had happened?' (Upon discovering that Madeleine wasn't there)

Kate: 'Well, obviously I kind of looked and double looked and, errm, you know, obviously, there was twenty seconds of, you know, she must be there (laughs). Errm, but there was no doubt in my mind within (laughs) probably thirty seconds, errm, that Madeleine had been taken from that room. I can't go into the reasons why I thought that but it was... no doubt whatsoever. And Madeleine wouldn't have walked out herself. I know that.'

Kate gives an extraordinarily convoluted and inarticulate answer to a very simple question....more

h/t Nigel Moore mcanfiles