“OK, I’m game. Editor, why did you remove the words…” – JLS mom of 2, and – “The government has granted itself power it is not entitled to. There is no public oversight. The result is people like myself have the latitude to go further than they are allowed to.” – Edward Snowden.

OK, I’m game. Kind of.

Obviously, I am not Edward Snowden (quoted, link #1).
Last Friday, I again tried to post a comment on the thread titled “In-depth report: How a federal inquiry is changing the way schools respond to bullying”  (link #2):
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Posted by village fool, a resident of another community
39 minutes ago
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This article/thread was published on Friday, June 14th, 2013 – almost a year ago.

On June 17th, 2013 I wrote, above: “… I think of the Federal investigation as the first, alarming lab result. Transparency and accountability will be the first signs of change. I must be missing something.”

On January 15th, 2014 I wrote, above: “…I am sorry. I did not understand.
My questions – How a federal inquiry is changing the way schools respond to bullying? What have changed?”

I am sorry-
I still am missing something.
And I still do not understand How a federal inquiry is changing the way schools respond to bullying? What have changed?

This comment was removed several times in the past week. I cannot understand why. On Friday, the thread was locked completely. I can no longer post there that I do not understand.
This comment can be found now on a page I dedicated to Before & After (link #3).
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JLS mom of 2’s quote on the title of this post  -“OK, I’m game. Editor, why did you remove the words…” –   can be found, as well in the page I dedicated to the editing censoring (link #3).  JLS mom of 2’s comment was removed  from the thread dealing with the ex-Palo Alto high principal (link #4).

 

In my previous post (link #5), I detailed my take on shutting down the thread that informed us last summer about the secret meetings set by the PAUSD board.
The thread, “In secret, school board weighs not cooperating with federal agency” (link #6), was locked completely after I tried to follow up with “symbolic teacher”,  “Never been so Disgusted”,   who posted on the thread way back in July when it was first published.
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Several times I have shared my perspective that this article is one of the most important articles published in the past few years. It contains extremely important info. I am grateful to the Weekly for providing this info.
I mentioned this article (link #6) last week in the thread dealing with ex-Palo Alto High principal. “JLS mom of 2” responded. The following is part of our online dialog (link #4):
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Posted by village fool, a resident of another community
on Apr 15, 2014 at 9:59 pm
village fool is a registered user.
@JLS mom of 2 – Thank you for the info, and for suggesting to sit down.Here is a thread started back in July, dealing with PAUSD Board’s secret meetings – Web LinkAssuming the info you provided is correct, do you think that transparency is within reach?
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Posted by JLS mom of 2, a resident of JLS Middle School
on Apr 15, 2014 at 10:26 pm
JLS mom of 2 is a registered user.
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@village fool. Thank you for bringing up that issue and linking that earlier thread.It is very enlightening to reconsider those events in light of what we know now about Winston.
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June 3, District receives notice of OCR Title IX investigation of Paly…..

September 30, District again asks OCR to abandon its investigation
The timing and the knowledge of what was happening behind the scenes regarding Winston raises serious questions…
This was originally interpreted by some members of the community as being related to Mitchell’s libertarian and anti-government views…But it now seems far more likely that Mitchell just wanted to know whether it would be legitimate to somehow try to prevent OCR from finding … A question about that is raised by the timing of these events, certainly.We really need transparency and the sooner the better.
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Posted by village fool, a resident of another community
on Apr 16, 2014 at 12:03 am
village fool is a registered user.
@JLS mom of 2 – Thank you for your detailed response!

As far as I recall, the info about PAUSD Board’s secret meetings became known to the public back in July totally coincidentally.

“Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.” – Ian Fleming

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And here are some additional thoughts from Edward Snowden, copied from link #1. There are more.
“Allowing the U.S. government to intimidate its people with threats of retaliation for revealing wrongdoing is contrary to the public interest.”
“…I believe that at this point in history, the greatest danger to our freedom and way of life comes from the reasonable fear of omniscient State powers kept in check by nothing more than policy documents.”
“The government has granted itself power it is not entitled to. There is no public oversight. The result is people like myself have the latitude to go further than they are allowed to.”
“Allowing the U.S. government to intimidate its people with threats of retaliation for revealing wrongdoing is contrary to the public interest.”
“The great fear that I have regarding the outcome for America of these disclosures is that nothing will change. [People] won’t be willing to take the risks necessary to stand up and fight to change things…”
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Link #1 – http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/27-edward-snowden-quotes-about-u-s-government-spying-that-should-send-a-chill-up-your-spine
link  #2 –http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2013/06/14/in-depth-report-out-of-the-shadows

Link #3 – https://villagefoolopenboard.wordpress.com/editing-before-and-after/
link #4 – http://www.paloaltoonline.com/square/2014/04/11/ex-paly-principal-disciplined-for-harassment
Link #5 –  https://villagefoolopenboard.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/never-been-so-disgusted-cutting-the-mike-on-the-thread-about-the-pausd-shcool-boards-secret-meeting-and-controversy-equalizes-fools-and-wise-men-in-the-same-way-and-the-fools-know-it/
link #6 – http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2013/07/12/in-secret-school-board-weighs-not-cooperating-with-federal-agency

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