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The conflicts of learning by example

Original post made by H. Paul Balle, another community, on Apr 25, 2012

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Posted by Informed Resident
a resident of another community
on Apr 25, 2012 at 11:05 pm


So sorry! I had no idea you were a secret agent. I hope I did not expose your identity.

And you do know the comment about you running for office was rhetorical right?

I must say I am not surprised that the politicians that you hold in the highest esteem are Gayle Bishop (convicted of political crimes) and Gayle Uilkema (who hasn't been seen in District 2 since redistricting). It is widely known that Uilkema has been very sick and has not been attending board meetings this year. Perhaps you can enlighten us of her accomplishments since acquiring her new district (Alamo, Danville and San Ramon). I actually am not aware of any.

In the spirit of honesty and ethics could you please explain;

What conflict of interest agreement you entered into that prohibits you from holding office?

What Supervisor Uilkema has "delivered" since acquiring the San Ramon Valley into her district? What "earnest service" specifically has she provided in the last 6 months since the redistricting?

And lastly what prohibits you from contacting Supervisor Piepho to get her positions on Countywide issues?

All serious questions which require your honest and ethical responses.

Thank you in advance for your prompt reply!

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Posted by [removed]
a resident of another community
on Apr 26, 2012 at 7:00 am

At some point, Gina, you will need to speak for yourself rather than sponsoring Informed Resident(s) and friends insults on your behalf. Allowing abusive commentators to be defacto editors and publishers of the Express illustrates your distance from journalism in service to Dolores' readership.

It is a rare moment when you actually present news and information such as the candidates' profiles and it is too often that you sponsor the attack brutality of Informed Resident(s) and friends. Allowing contrived ignorance to be an informational authority on your forum and set the tone for your home page is not "a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion."

This exchange gave you that opportunity without any intended handoff or invitation for more abuse. Your midnight complicity in the abuse of Informed Resident(s) does not eliminate your liability as an officer of EMCEB and hiding behind such pseudonyms does not excuse you from the insults you portray to Express readers.