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Miss the debate and want to learn more about District 2 supervisor candidates?

Original post made on Apr 25, 2012

The Danville Express will host a debate for District 2 supervisor candidates tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the San Ramon community center (12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon). For more information on the Board of Supervisors candidates, read our profiles on [Web Link Tomi Van de Brooke], [Web Link Candace Andersen] and [Web Link Sean White].

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 1:21 PM

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Posted by [removed]
a resident of another community
on Apr 25, 2012 at 7:25 am

It is time Gina to provide full disclosure of your Thursday program.

#1 - Who will fairly moderate the debate and under what specifications?

#2 - Who creates the topics and questions for debate and how do they relate to the primary issues for district 2 voters?

#3 - How will you control the audience planned as Tomi's democratic club supporters and the planned "outbursts of support" in clubs' promotion of your event.

#4 - More importantly, how will creed prejudice be part of the debate topics? Will you continue sponsorship of attacks on conservative social positions by LDS, CPC, Catholics and various conservative religious congregations in district 2 and Contra Costa County?

After an excellent presentation of candidates' profiles, EMCEB has an exceptional opportunity to increase reputations for journalism in providing a focused presentation and debate based on the primary voter issues in district 2. Is that your plan?

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Posted by jjjj
a resident of Alamo
on Apr 25, 2012 at 8:45 am

Here we go again... the old fool mentioning that tomi supporters are
planning outbursts... i am sure the old fools candidate will be sitting there with their hands at their sides.. he seems to keep confirming. my claim... he is an old fool

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Posted by Informed Resident
a resident of another community
on Apr 25, 2012 at 11:36 am


Again with the "broken record" claims and false assumption?

While it is no surprise to see your commentary this morning, what is more telling is that you have not addressed the simple question posed to you yesterday.

What is it Hal, cat got your tongue or are you just caught playing your little games?

So answer the simple question Hal; if you are so very concerned about the issues.

I doubt you are lazy or that you don't have the time.

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Posted by [removed]
a resident of another community
on Apr 26, 2012 at 7:18 am

Dear Gina and Express Readers,

It is quite obvious what attitude will enter the debate tonight because of the volume of sponsorship of Informed Resident(s) abusive commentary and contrived information. Attendees can fully expect political vaudeville tonight without subjects critical to the will and interests of district 2 voters. Sometime after midnight, you, Gina C. Allen, EMCEB President, under psuedonym, will lecture each of your readers about what results of the debate we are suppose to believe.

It is more likely that readers should turn to the Lamorinda, Walnut Creek, Danville and San Ramon Patch and review the earnest reporting of results from tonight. And readers should feel free to comment on the results because commentators on those patch sites are required to register and commentary is reviewed prior to posting to insure absence of attack brutality.

"It's showtime (leave your emotions at home) and go enjoy the public version of the Town Square Forum" as you, Gina, bring your brand of politics to district 2.

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Posted by Informed Resident
a resident of another community
on Apr 26, 2012 at 7:33 pm


Sorry to disappoint you again, but since it is a little after 7 p.m. (which should be right in the middle of the debate) and I am posting. Since I imagine that “Gina” would be at the debate you can clearly see that I am not her-nor is she “sponsoring” my posts.
And to think, you almost had me thinking you were a “fortune teller” or “Psychic” with your above posting. You must have some kind of powers to be able to proclaim what is (in your words) “quite obvious”.
Since many of us are not psychic, YOU will have to report back as to the “attitude” of the debate and if indeed Tomi’s supporters cheered on cue. If you cannot provide the feedback, (or did not attend) I guess I will be forced to look to a credible news source.

p.s. As you very well know you don’t have to register to post on the “Patch” with your real name- do you Mr. Paul Balle? Once again HAL, you fool no one but yourself. They are on to your antics at the patch as well. So who is it exactly that you are trying to fool?
Maybe you can answer that question since you continually avoid the ones that have you all tangled up.
I won’t hold my breath.

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Posted by H. Paul Balle
a resident of another community
on Apr 27, 2012 at 7:04 am

Good morning Gina,

"The nobility of mobility is its ubiquity" as technology made popular by Steve Jobs makes time and the world fit the palm of our hands. We can be all places at all times with a touch of our finger.

The more than 17 Informed Resident authors, sponsors and supporters can be everywhere at once without being anyone more than a pseudonym for many. Sadly, such ubiquity only serves attack brutality in volumes sponsored by you. It is very good fortune that Informed Resident(s) only appears on the Danville Express Town Square Forum adding poison to an already poisoned Danville Weekly site.

It seems a small history lesson is needed to clarify assumptions. Jens Hansen Balle, my grandfather, was born 24 Jan 1857 in Elev, Aarhus Denmark. Our family became (dba) Bailey in state records in the United States before my father was born 28 Jan 1904. I was born Harald (Paul as my blessed name) Arthur Balle (Bailey) and use H. Paul Balle in global publication and business because that is how my name is recorded in Denmark.

Last night's political vaudeville simply invites "turn out the lights the party's over" and we can all move on to more important work. Like many, I was there via webcast to see the public version of the "Town Square Forum" so obviously sponsored by you.

Harald Paul Arthur Balle
(dba-USA) Harald A. Bailey
(pseudonym) Hal Bailey

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Posted by jjjj
a resident of Alamo
on Apr 27, 2012 at 8:14 am

Once again the old fool shines again

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Posted by [removed]
a resident of another community
on Apr 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Dear Gina,

Let's both accept the challenge of proving "Miss the debate and want to learn more about District 2 supervisor candidates?" is not an oxymoron. First, neighborhoods received a webcast of the limited debate and presentations so few district 2 voters are absent review of the April 26 event. Second, and more specifically, did your event exceed the simply politics of Contra Costa rather than provide voters with real answers to primary issues?

I am not sure any candidate gave a primary view of issues in district 2 and we cannot be sure that voters were informed. Repetition on Contra Costa Television will likely prove this point currently widely known in district 2 neighborhoods.

What did you achieve?

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Posted by Informed Resident
a resident of another community
on Apr 28, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Hal, H. Paul or whoever you are today,

I haven't even had the displeasure of meeting you up close and personal, but exchanging feedback with you has assured me of one thing;

No one could ever make you happy.

You are a very unique individual and will not find help where you currently seek it. Your issues are much, much deeper than that.

And before you start with the routine, let’s be clear...I am not being mean. I am being honest with you.

Can you do the same?

p.s. It was tough watching Candace deliver a speech today at the new Veterans Bldg. She is wound so tight. Everyone in the audience looked uncomfortable watching her speak. Her introduction and closing drew the smallest applause of any of the elected officials who were in attendance. Maybe she comes across better in a webcast.

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Posted by [removed]
a resident of another community
on Apr 29, 2012 at 8:37 am

Dear Gina,

Several additional candidates' forum events will be opportunities for district 2 voters to gain more camparison of the candidates and the future they invision for Contra Costa County.

Web Link announces the BANG forum May 3 in Martinez.

Orinda Association will have a Candidates' Forum May 7 moderated by the League of Women Voters.

Dolores' readers may want to consider attendance at those events to get a more specific view of the future of CCC-BOS. Certainly, more specifics need to be addressed to voters' primary interests including public safety, government communications, environment & infrastructure, traffic & transportation, and economic development & jobs creation.

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