62 Responses to “House Resolution 125”

  1. LukieD says:

    NJ Reps:

    Representative Robert E. Andrews (D – 01) 202-225-6501
    Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (R – 02) 202-225-6572
    Representative John Adler (D – 03) 202-225-4765
    Representative Christopher H. Smith (R – 04) 202-225-3765 (DON’T CALL)
    Representative E. Scott Garrett (R – 05) 202-225-4465
    Representative Frank Pallone, Jr. (D – 06) 202-225-4671
    Representative Leonard Lance (R – 07) 202-225-5361
    Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D – 08) 202-225-5751
    Representative Steven R. Rothman (D – 09) 202-225-5061
    Representative Donald M. Payne (D – 10) 202-225-3436
    Representative Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R – 11) 202-225-5034
    Representative Rush Holt (D – 12) 202-225-5801
    Representative Albio Sires (D – 13) 202-225-7919

    Members House Committee on Foreign Affairs:

    Howard Berman, Chairman, California
    Gary Ackerman, New York
    Eni Faleomavaega, American Samoa
    Donald M. Payne, New Jersey
    Brad Sherman, California
    Robert Wexler, Florida
    Eliot L. Engel, New York
    Bill Delahunt, Massachusetts
    Gregory Meeks, New York
    Diane Watson, California
    Adam Smith, Washington
    Russ Carnahan, Missouri
    Albio Sires, New Jersey
    Gerry Connolly, Virginia
    Michael McMahon, New York
    John S. Tanner, Tennessee
    Gene Green, Texas
    Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas
    Barbara Lee, California
    Shelley Berkley, Nevada
    Joseph Crowley, New York
    Mike Ross, Arkansas
    Brad Miller, North Carolina
    David Scott, Georgia
    Jim Costa, California
    Keith Ellison, Minnesota
    Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona
    Ron Klein, Florida
    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Member, Florida
    Dan Burton, Indiana
    Elton Gallegly, California
    Dana Rohrabacher, California
    Donald Manzullo, Illinois
    Ed Royce, California
    Ron Paul, Texas
    Jeff Flake, Arizona
    Mike Pence, Indiana
    Joe Wilson, South Carolina
    John Boozman, Arkansas
    J. Gresham Barrett, South Carolina
    Connie Mack, Florida
    Jeff Fortenberry, Nebraska
    Michael McCaul, Texas
    Ted Poe, Texas
    Bob Inglis, South Carolina
    Gus Bilirakis, Florida

  2. thebarbarian says:

    Folks, here is the Dateline update that I recorded tonight, 02/08/09

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eng2XfGmYbo

    thebarbarian

  3. LukieD says:

    Great clip on Dateline, look out Lins e Silvas, the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, is “getting involved.”

    You can check the status of co-sponsors of HR125 here, although there is about a two-day lag:

    http://thomas.loc.gov/

    And call the Foreign Relations Committee (202) 225-5021 and also email them and let them know they need to support this resolution:

    http://www.internationalrelations.house.gov/contact.asp

  4. moniqueferris says:

    Here is a link to a form where you can send a message to the entire House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Please send a message asking for all members of the committee to co-sponsor H. R. 125
    http://www.internationalrelations.house.gov/contact.asp

  5. suzyhomemaker says:

    Count me in! I’m calling all of them!

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  7. tenorplus says:

    Done! This is the least we can do to encourage and help David and Sean!!! The time is coming… together we can make this happen and David’s long struggle can become history, as he and Sean rebuild a life together.

    We also need to keep the emails to the judiciary and the Lins e Silva “clan” going!! David may have to be silent on these things – we don’t!

  8. anna42 says:

    I have been trying to send e-mails to the Judges in Brazil and the Brazil government and some are coming back. Are the e-mail addresses correct? Please confirm that this is correct. I think we need to keep contacting them to let them know we haven’t forgotten.

  9. devinsmommy08 says:

    Hi, guys. I just joined…am trying to help as well. I have sent two email addresses to President Lula in Brazil. Got this address from Rachel Glickhouse, the girl who runs the blog Tales of a Gringa in Rio….she has been really helpful in David’s cause. :)

    lula@planalto.gov.br

    Go to google translator so that you can send your emails to him and the judges in Portuguese….it’s really easy and that way, we know they can be read.

    Has anyone thought of going on Brazilian chat rooms, through AOL etc so that the word can get out through some of those people? Maybe we can get through to that country some way……

    Thank goodness Washington is now getting involved……however, I DON’T KNOW WHY IT TOOK THIS LONG! BUT, it’s happening so that it GREAT!!!!

    Don’t give up David! Keep up the good fight and we will keep working on this end!

  10. FP says:

    All the Brazilians living in the US that saw the Dateline are trying their BEST to tell everyone they know in Brazil.
    We have a website called http://www.orkut.com that is like the myspace in the US and we have created a Community there to tell all our friends….

    But now that the Congressman and even Hillary Clinton is aware of this case and helping David, I am confident that soon everything will be resolved.

    Does anyone know if David was able to see Sean today? It’s 2:30PM in Brazil right now…. and I can’t wait to see them together again….

    We need to email our Congressman to pass the H125……………..

    David, I will keep praying for you and doing all I can to help! Stay strong!!!

  11. swash1 says:

    FP, don’t be too confident until its a reality. We need to use the information that Washington is taking notice as leverage. Keep up the pressure!

  12. Priss says:

    This is just amazing I have never ever been involved in anything. Never sent an email to a Congressman, Senator or anyone about any issue. But this has stir me in such a way that I can not just sit back and do nothing! Lets keep it up we will get Sean back to his dad and I with the rest of you will continue to bombard everyone I can with emails about this injustice. We will get Sean home and the other American children in the same situation. The Lins e Silva family have opened a Pandora Box that can not be closed!!

  13. FP says:

    Swash1, I said I am confident, I never said I am going to stop emailing and etc.
    If we don’t think POSITIVE, it’s not going to help either!

    PS: Still anxious to find out if David was able to see Sean today or not…. does anyone knows?

  14. FP says:

    Swash1, I said I am confident, I never said I am going to stop emailing and etc.
    If we don’t think POSITIVE, it’s not going to help either!

    PS: Still anxious to find out if David was able to see Sean today or not…. anyone knows?

  15. Irish17 says:

    The turn of events since Dateline episode is just unbelievable.

    How ever our campaign is not done. Yes we have received some very encouraging news, David is supposed to be seeing Sean today and maybe again this week. However, after all the mud slinging, nasty comments in court on Friday, we HAVE TO KEEP THE PRESSURE ON EVERYONE. There is no time to lose. There are some excelent ideas of people to contact, ways to spread the word about this case. They all have to be done. I am going to be doing the same amount of emails this week as in weeks past. I am not going to stop until Sean is home with David permanently.

    Lets continue this Tsunami of emails, lets keep the pressure on and believe that we are going to be bringing Sean home!!

  16. LukieD says:

    somehow we missed this article from the other day. It’s been hard to stay on top of all the media reports. Channel 12 NJ News is finally all over the story too.

    Asbury Park Press, Feb 7:
    http://www.app.com/article/200902070410/NEWS/902070313

    New Jersey 12 News:
    http://www.news12.com/NJ/topstories/article?id=225426

  17. MichelleGodde says:

    I just email the Committe of Foreign Affairs as well as a second request to my congressman, Dean Heller R-Nev, to co sponsor H R 125. I’ve also contacted Larry King, Anderson Cooper, Oprah, Pres. O’Bama..we need to keep this in the forefront so it doesn’t get lost amongst all the other crazy events in this world. Way to pull together and be one for a very special cause! Let’s keep up the good work.

  18. Irish17 says:

    Lukie,

    The report from New Jersey 12 is only available for people who live there as when you click on the link, it asks for an account or for you to pay $5 to watch it. In any case, it is good to know that it is finally getting the media coverage here. Just wish it would get the same coverage in Brazil!!!

  19. Evadc says:

    They Met each other! Fianally!

    NJ man finally gets to see his son in Brazil

    February 9, 2009

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – A New Jersey man and his 8-year-old son have been reunited after 4{ years.

    David Goldman and his son, Sean, hugged, shot baskets and splashed in a pool Monday.

    The reunion was witnessed by U.S. Rep. Christopher Smith. The New Jersey Republican is trying to help the Tinton Falls man win custody.

    A court ruled last week that Goldman could visit as a possible first step toward gaining custody.
    The boy was taken to Brazil by his mother when he was 4. She remarried and died last year after giving birth to another child.

    David Goldman was denied visitation until Smith increased political pressure last week. Another court hearing in the case could come as soon as Wednesday.
    http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj–brazil-us-custody0209feb09,0,5438451.story

  20. ella.h says:

    I can’t even imagine the emotions. I can’t wait to see the next follow up on Dateline.
    I’ve contacted my reps. again and sent an email to the Foreign Affairs Committee.

  21. Bo says:

    What great news!!!! Thank the good lord!!! Can’t wait to see photos!!!

  22. BrazaBoy says:

    I cannot wait to hear if he still speaks English and if remembers David.

  23. BrazaBoy says:

    what? they removed the page.

  24. katie says:

    People! Let’s just focus on making the phone calls we need to make and sending the emails we need to send as well as getting the word out to as many people as possible.

  25. Evadc says:

    The page was removed, but I was smart enough to copy and paste the content.
    What I have posted above is exactly what Newsday had published and have no idea why they had the page removed.
    The article was shortas you all can see and I was expecting pictures, but,hey, at least we already know that David got to spend some happy time with Sean, right?
    I was almost in tears to imagine how emotional David might have got.
    Cheers and lets keep on doing the good work.

  26. swash1 says:

    In the story about the original agreement for the visitation, it stated that details of the visit would NOT be allowed to be released. So I was a bit surprised that we heard that much. Maybe that’s why it was retracted? Just a guess.

  27. FP says:

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – A New Jersey man and his 8-year-old son have been reunited after 4{ years.
    David Goldman and his son, Sean, hugged, shot baskets and splashed in a pool Monday.
    The reunion was witnessed by U.S. Rep. Christopher Smith. The New Jersey Republican is trying to help the Tinton Falls man win custody.
    A court ruled last week that Goldman could visit as a possible first step toward gaining custody.
    The boy was taken to Brazil by his mother when he was 4. She remarried and died last year after giving birth to another child.
    David Goldman was denied visitation until Smith increased political pressure last week. Another court hearing in the case could come as soon as Wednesday.

    I am so happy to know that David was able to see Sean…. :-) )))))

  28. Bob D'Amico says:

    I think that is probably a foul up by Newsday. The details may not be released in Brazil, by David Goldman or his attorney. Other people now in Brazil are not subject to that judicial “dictat.”

    To enforce a worldwide total news blackout is beyond anyone’s authority or capability. Besides can you imagine the judge issuing an order to every single media outlet something like:

    “I forbid you to report anything about a case and I can’t say which case it is.”

    Back to the important stuff. We need you to contact all the members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the NJ Congressional delegation and then your Congressmen. Kindly ask them to become a cosponsor of House Resolution 125.
    Use this Excel spreadsheet to contact the members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. http://bringseanhome.org/HCFA_Members.xls

    When I’m finished with it 100% I will also convert it into a basic text file.

  29. Bo says:

    quote:

    “. Besides can you imagine the judge issuing an order to every single media outlet something like:

    “I forbid you to report anything about a case and I can’t say which case it is.”

    I’ve been in Brazil for 9 years Bob. So yes, I can imagine it!!

    ;-)

  30. Kat says:

    I have finally signed on so that I can sepak witn you all.

    A number of you have said we must call, email and contact the reps as well as the committee members – now is the time to turn up the heat

    Also I agree we need to get before Anderson Cooper AC360, Larry King, Bill O’Reilly and Gteta Van S. these guys/gals will push hard on this sotry and conrinue to do so until David wins the fight to have sean home with him

    MichelleGoddee -you said you emailed Anderson Cooper, Larry King and others – do you have their emails?

    I am doing all that I can – I composed an email template with easy links and requests to my family and frineds and their friends and family and so on – in my template i offered each action we want them to take ie petition, resolution 125, emailing media etc so they could choose one or all to act on

    keep up the fight -we can make a difference and get sean home

  31. tenorplus says:

    GREAT NEWS… a great start for David to help boost him for this (hopefully) final stretch. We MUST keep the pressure up on all fronts now.

    David – hang in there!! You have been so strong under the weight of all this for far too long. Now, you have a team of people to help you carry this load to the “finish line.” The struggle is not over yet… prayerfully soon!

    Let’s keep this moving!!!

  32. MichelleGodde says:

    Kat,
    I emailed Larry King at LKLshow.ideas@cnn.com and there’s a link to AC360 on the return receipt email they send back. Let me know if you can’t get it and I’ll look up my old emails.

  33. vickylondres says:

    Acess a community opened at O Globo – the main newspaper in Rio. As higher the volume of access, higher the visibility in the main page and that will reach Rio population faster. In Brazil we achieve things by popular pressure, not by court justice. We need to reach the population, so the case gets out of control and the main media will have to publish the story.

    Here is the link: http://www.globoonliners.com.br/icox.php?mdl=comunidades&op=principal&idcom=534

  34. edward says:

    I had success with sending e-mail’s to all the brizilain officials that was posted on bringseanhome.org as well as Senators/Congressman/State Dept. Officials. I have been following this case very closely as I went throught the same situation but in a differnet country back in the mid 80′s (Oslo, Norway) I gained custosy of my 2 children after 1 year due to parential/illegal retention, this is what the Brazilian courts should have done from the get go in David’s case. I hope and pray that David reunites with his son very soon. As a sinfle father I can fully understand the pain and the everyday of not know if you will ever see you child again. This is a heartwrenching experience not just for the parent but for the innocent child/children going throught this.

    There is a ton of political pressure on BRazil right now to release Sean back to his father. the more support and political pressure that is placed on officials the more this will help. Bombard this guy with e-mails.

    Here is the latest I recieved as of Feb. 3rd. I am not sure if everyone else is recieving responses.

    Departamento de Recuperação de Ativos e
    Cooperação Jurídica Internacional

    Prezados,

    Com relação ao e-mail recebido de Vossa Senhoria, informamos que o órgão do Poder Executivo brasileiro que atua como Autoridade Central para os casos de aplicação da Convenção da Haia sobre seqüestro internacional de menores é a Secretaria Especial de Direitos Humanos. Além disso, compete à Advocacia-Geral da União adotar as providências judiciais cabíveis nos termos da mencionada Convenção.

    Não obstante, tendo em vista a possibilidade de conexão deste pedido de cooperação feito ao Brasil com outros que sejam de competência deste Ministério da Justiça, estamos acompanhando o caso em interlocução com aquela Secretaria e com a Embaixada dos EUA no Brasil.

    Atenciosamente,

    Departamento de Recuperação de Ativos e

    Cooperação Jurídica Internacional

    Coordenação Geral de Cooperação Jurídica Internacional

    Secretaria Nacional de Justiça – Ministério da Justiça

    SCN Quadra 1 Bloco A Sala 101, Ed. Number One – Brasília – DF – 70.711-900

    E-mail: drci-cgci@mj.gov.br

    My thoughts and prayers are with David at time and that he is reunited with his son.

    Keep up the fight David.

  35. tweinstein says:

    Please remember that there are 42 other cases of left-behind United States parents with children illegally retained in Brazil. My own two children have been there since August, 2006. I am ecstatic to see that David finally got to see his son today, however I am concerned by the lack of recognition of the other cases. Please remember to mention the other 42 cases when you contact everybody.

    Thank You,
    Timothy Weinstein

  36. edward says:

    Everyone should read this in the Feb. 5th issue of the Economist.

    http://www.economist.com/world/international/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13057235

  37. edward says:

    Contact Anderson Cooper and have him do a segment on this Timothy.

    My heart goes out to you as well…..

    Edward

  38. Bo says:

    QUOTE:

    “#
    # tweinsteinon 09 Feb 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Please remember that there are 42 other cases of left-behind United States parents with children illegally retained in Brazil. My own two children have been there since August, 2006. I am ecstatic to see that David finally got to see his son today, however I am concerned by the lack of recognition of the other cases. Please remember to mention the other 42 cases when you contact everybody.

    Thank You,
    Timothy Weinstein”

    Timothy;

    I know that Chris Smith sees the bigger picture in all of this and that you and the other american children have not been forgotten!

    Best of luck to you and god bless!

  39. moniqueferris says:

    I have emailed CNN & Larry King. Will do the others as well. I called all the numbers from the Excell sheet for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Hopefully it will be complete soon & will call the rest. Thank you for composing Bob. Kat anyway you can post all the links you have compiled to save others some time? Great progress is being made – so glad David has seen Sean & Congressman Chris Smith is there with him. I hope H. R. 125 will have all the support it needs & that Hillary Clinton applies the needed pressure to bring this tragedy to an end.

  40. Irish17 says:

    Ok, first. There are newspaper reports all over the net that the reunion has taken place. According to Congressman Smith, it has happened and they are supposed to see each other again tomorrow then hopefully there will be a court apparence on Wenesday. Congressman Smith is saying that he was there for security reasons. This is good news, I just wish we could see the photos!

    Also, I did call members of congress today. That was kind of tough emotionally, yet I did it. The people who knew about the bill, said that they would be supporting it, the ones who did not, said thank you and would advise. Some even said that I am not the only calling them. So they really need to receive more calls, faxes, etc. to get the message to co-sponsor this bill.

    Last, there is a comment above that Sean is not the only child who has been taken to a foreign land. This is very true. Sean and David are receiving a lot of media attention and support through out the country. How ever there are at least 42 if not more children and their parents who in the same situation. Please say a prayer for them that they too will be reunited as well.

  41. moniqueferris says:

    Here is the form for show ideas for Oprah
    https://www.oprah.com/ord/plugform.jsp?plugId=216

    Also the visit is being reported on Greta Van Susteren
    http://gretawire.foxnews.com/2009/02/09/update-on-an-story-we-covered-on-the-record-at-10pm/

  42. FoxyLoxy says:

    What terrific news! I can’t imagine there was a dry eye there. Isn’t it amazing how people start to behave differently when light is shone on their bad deeds! Ok, I’ve totally mangled that saying but you get my point. The pressure will be unrelenting until David and Sean are back together in their charming “Tom Sawyer” house. His supporters are with him for the duration.

    Timothy Weinstein:

    My heart goes out to you and any parent who has to endure the heartache that these forced separations must bring. I didn’t realize there were that many cases in Brazil – I don’t think many people do, that’s shocking – but for sure this is the best time to mention them, while this issue is in the forefront. I hope and pray the greater good that will come out of this terrible situation is that all the parents will be reunited with their children.

  43. Priss says:

    Kat~

    Here is Bills email: oreilly@foxnews.com

  44. Priss says:

    Timothy Weinstein~

    I have made sure to bring that up in all my emails, I have not forgotten. I hope that this huge step for David will bring recognition to the other families who are going through the same thing. I will continue to mention that there are over 40 other cases in the same situation! Keep strong we will prevail!

  45. tweinstein says:

    Thank you to everybody for your kind thoughts. It is unfortunate that it takes something as tragic as David’s case to bring this situation to the public’s attention. I have met David and many of his friends and family and there was universal agreement that were it not for the death of Bruna, his case would still be lumped in with everybody else’s. Sadly, it just doesn’t make interesting news unless the story is as thoroughly bizarre and inhumane as David’s.

    Timothy

  46. Priss says:

    You know what would be great and I don’t know if we can do this. But I am sure you all know that President Obama is traveling the country and basically campaigning for the Stimulus Bill. Well, wouldn’t it be great if some of us could get in and ask President Obama his thoughts on the case! That would be international coverage right there! All the news stations are covering it, just a thought. =)

  47. Macy says:

    I just heard a promo for the Today Show that David Goldman will be on the show Tuesday morning Feb. 10 talking about the fact that he was able to visit with his son on Feb. 9.

  48. c.hope says:

    IMPORTANT NEWS:

    Hey guys, i am right now so so happy and excited…I am going to sleep very well tonight.

    Only one is nothing but all of us became a huge Tsunami!

    The Brazilian press bar is almost over, yesterday they showed in details the case at GNT cable TV, Manhatan Conection Show, they showed how the case is becoming huge in the US and the midia coverage here.

    Today one of my contacts, a very good and professional journalist told me that he did an article and tomorrow we will see in one very famous and respectful Newspaper publishing everything about David and Sean. It will be the first one, and in few days we will have all of them doing the same.
    Thank God and thank for all of you/us !!!

    I will post the article tomorrow as soon I get it.

  49. Kimberly000001 says:

    Yes, this is collaboration at it’s best!!!

  50. vinni says:

    There is strength in numbers. We are 100% behind David Goldman to be reunited with his son Sean. Sean belongs to David Goldman, his very own living father. Rest assured that my prayers goes to David and Sean, that they finally be reunited and come home to the United States, and for the Lins e Silvas, for their enlightenment and to finally realize that Sean belongs to David Goldman, his own father. I still could not comprehend why there is court proceedings when David is the only living biological father of Sean, and Sean was kidnapped by her own late mother. If you can remember the political situation with Cuba where our government sent back to Cuba, to his living father, the son whose mother died while trying to enter the US, our government did not argue the principle that the minor son belongs to his biological father living in Cuba. Now the situation is reversed. Where is justice for the Goldman’s? Our government needs to expedite in addressing this injustice done to one of our own citizen. This is a blatant attack to our way of life and I do not know what Brazil is trying or what they are trying to convey. If they are, I still do not understand them. All I know is that Sean Goldman belongs to David Goldman – his living biological father. What is so hard to understand there? Brazil, what say you?

  51. moniqueferris says:

    THANKS BOB, I see the Excell sheet has more names & #’s. Will call tomorrow & request they co-sponsor H. R. 125. When I called the House Committee on Foreign Affairs the person who answered said they were getting some calls & all his colleagues were talking about it in the office. Hopefully they will start telling us they are flooded with calls :)

  52. Bo says:

    “# tweinsteinon 09 Feb 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Thank you to everybody for your kind thoughts. It is unfortunate that it takes something as tragic as David’s case to bring this situation to the public’s attention. I have met David and many of his friends and family and there was universal agreement that were it not for the death of Bruna, his case would still be lumped in with everybody else’s. Sadly, it just doesn’t make interesting news unless the story is as thoroughly bizarre and inhumane as David’s.”

    Tim, unfortunately I think you couldn’t be more correct. If it wasn’t for not only the bizarre way in which Bruna’s death happened, but also who she was and her family is, one of Brazil’s “elite” families. And marrying Lins e Silva, formerly an internationally respected family of law and childrens rights. He’ll still be respected here in Brazil, as long as the press doesn’t come out with the TRUTH. And if they do, you can bet, that this silence that we’ve been hearing from him and the rest of them will come to a quick end and they’ll do their best to denigrate David’s image in any way they can. Watch and see, I know these type of people in Brazil, they’re not uncommon.

    Unfortunately here in Brazil, as been stated numerous times previously by Brazilians here on this site, the “elite” here in Brazil believe that they can get away with anything…..and unfortunately many times do. It’s truly a shame that it has taken a case like this and the involvement of the highest levels of the U.S. gov’t. to make Brazil do not only the morally correct thing, but enforce their own treaties to which they belong. I know I’m jumping the gun here, because until now they’ve only allowed visitation but I just have to believe that God is working in this case, not only for Sean and David…..but for you and the others as well Tim. I believe David and Sean’s case is going to be the catalyst that forces Brazil to start living up to their obligations in all the other families in this situation.

  53. FP says:

    Today we have 2 Brazilians websites mentioning about David and Sean

    http://www.estadao.com.br/geral/not_ger321287,0.htm
    Estadão is one of the biggest newspapers in Sao Paulo – where David’s lawyer is from

    http://noticias.br.msn.com/artigo.aspx?cp-documentid=17663855
    and MSN in Brazil did too.

    They are talking about David seeing his son after 5 years…. that’s great news!!!

    David is going to see his son again today…. we need to keep doing what we’ve been doing….

  54. FP says:

    Bo, you are absolutely correct “this silence that we’ve been hearing from him and the rest of them will come to a quick end and they’ll do their best to denigrate David’s image in any way they can.”

    When they emailed me back last week, LeS told me that David made money on his Dateline interview… so I decided to not reply and waste my time with this family!

    We need everybody to RATE those brazillians websites so they can keep posting more news about this case so they Brazilians are aware of the facts….
    http://www.estadao.com.br/geral/not_ger321287,0.htm

    http://noticias.br.msn.com/artigo.aspx?cp-documentid=17663855

    Click by the stars to rate those pages…

  55. deangelwithwings says:

    To Timothy and all the other parents whose children are being held in Brazil against their wishes, you have not been forgotten.
    If all our persistent efforts are rewarded with seeing Sean and David re-united permanently, that will be a milestone, landmark achievement. Hopefully, the efforts of so many good people will continue to press for a resolution to other unjust decisions in Brazil’s courts of law. The fight has been focused on getting Sean home, but it is exposing what is really a much larger problem. We have begun to awaken the Brazilian people to the true nature of the problem which for centuries has been regarded as an unfortunate fact of life in Brazil.
    Reform of the judicial system, is an enormous undertaking, but the people of Brazil have to recognize that it can be done, and maybe this case will be the catalyst to really energize that process.
    There is a definite spirt of kindred yearning for justice between Americans and brasileiros evident in the dialogue of these blogs. Yes, there are differences in our points of view, but they are not standing in the way of honest expression and working toward a shared goal. This is a beautiful thing. Let’s do all that we can to see that it continues.
    For now, the focus remains on the resolution of David and Sean’s situation.
    Tim, I met you in NYC at the rally in front of the Brazilian consulate. You and your family are in my prayers.

  56. BrazaBoy says:

    It’s now on the website of the largest TV network in Brazil.

    http://g1.globo.com/Noticias/Brasil/0,,MUL994808-5598,00.html

    I am brazilian and I am surprised they published this. This is HUGE!!

  57. Bo says:

    Quite funny that its taken all this to get the press here to report on this situation and they certainly haven’t reported on it with depth. The press should report to the brazilian people exactly how “kept in the dark” they are about numerous issues.

  58. tweinstein says:

    Thank you to everybody for your support, especially the Brazilian people whom I have found to be deeply patriotic. Having visited Brazil many times over the years, I have seen the tit-for-tat relationship between our two governments. I am very hopeful that a successful resolution to a common issue as important as this can only serve to improve the long-term relationship between an existing superpower and one of the world’s emerging economic and political superpowers.

  59. FoxyLoxy says:

    You know I find it interesting that David was permitted to see Sean two days in a row – that’s a big switch from before. I may be getting ahead of myself but it almost makes me wonder whether the judge will do something dramatic and order Sean’s immediate return. I don’t know whether he has the authority but they must know that every day that goes by, more people learn about this outrageous situation and it brings Brazil into greater disrepute, as it should.

  60. [...] that you can do is to call you’re local Congressman in your state and ask them to support House Resolution 125 – Bring Sean Home which is a bill that will expediate him being returned to his [...]

  61. [...] 06-09-09: Help pass House Resolution 125 H.Res.125: Calling on Brazil in accordance with its obligations under the 1980 Hague Convention on [...]




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