Disinformation …….. 3

A picture supplied to Region One Report that is very interesting to say the least.....

The Meeting Before the Meeting

Disinformation is intentionally false or inaccurate information that is spread deliberately. For this reason, it is synonymous with and sometimes called black propaganda. It is an act of deception and false statements to convince someone of untruth. Disinformation should not be confused with misinformation, information that is unintentionally false.

Unlike traditional propaganda techniques designed to engage emotional support, disinformation is designed to manipulate the audience at the rational level by either discrediting conflicting information or supporting false conclusions. A common disinformation tactic is to mix some truth and observation with false conclusions and lies, or to reveal part of the truth while presenting it as the whole (a limited hangout).

Another technique of concealing facts, or censorship, is also used if the group can affect such control. When channels of information cannot be completely closed, they can be rendered useless by filling them with disinformation, effectively lowering their signal-to-noise ratio and discrediting the opposition by association with many easily disproved false claims.

Here is a great example of disinformation….

A direct quote (disinformation) from Mr. John Mauer …”After the meeting, Marshall Miles, a member of the political public, shouted something unintelligible at the board from the back of the room and the political throng cheered. This activity appears on the verge of riot. No one need wonder why positive comments are rarely made at these meetings; who wants to be harassed by vulgar people. Perhaps a state trooper is needed at the next meeting.”

How incredible..just a few weeks ago the opposition to the budget was “just a few troublemakers, and the town of Falls Village”. Now  ALL SIX TOWNS have defeated the budget, and the budget is going on its FOURTH vote and the opposition is called a “political throng”. Desperate times call for desperate actions..see the picture above, Mr. Mauer obviously gets his writing orders direct from the top.

Also, I did not shout, if you watch the video of the meeting you can barely hear me tell Mr. Moore that he can not  tell me I am out-of-order for talking to the board and public …after the meeting has been adjourned. And, by-the-way, what I told the board was ” they should all resign”..that elicited  applause  from everyone one  except for three people.

No one has EVER been harassed from speaking in favor of the budget, NEVER. No one has ever been intimidated from speaking in favor of the budget, NEVER. The only intimidation in Region One comes from the administration, the board chair, and vice-chair, just look at the videos of the Region One Board Meetings  the last three years.

Desperate times call for desperate actions…as is clear by the administrations and the board chairman’s actions.

How about they listen to the public?  That would be a great place to start.


  1. “How about they listen to the public? That would be a great place to start.” That’s a really nice, generous position to take. But IMHO the era of infinite second chances is over for this junta — the top two administrators and their unconditional supporters in the board majority and the ABC Committee members, particularly “Patricia’s girls.” Individually and collectively, they’re done more long-lasting damage to HVRHS and the region than can be calculated at this point. The entire education community throughout the state, including the State Department of Education and NEASC, is aware of what’s been going on here for the past four-plus years.

    Time for a clean sweep in Region 1, beginning with the top two administrators.
    — Gale Courey Toensing

  2. A little more information from Kent, CT:


    My response:

    Paul Bartomioli
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    July 12, 2013 at 8:40 am
    The author of this piece is anonymous. Interesting. The views expressed by the author are why FOI laws must be in place. It is also reported elsewhere that the chairman, John Mauer, believes the State Police should be present. Something about “riot” conditions. What a typical elitist “progressive” viewpoint. Mr. Mauer, the author of this editorial are part of the problem.

    I wonder if it will be published?

    July 13, 2013 at 6:52 am
    Let me clear up a few misconceptions in your comment. First the editor writes all the stories here without byline, just as in a newspaper like the Lakeville Journal. Second, Jonathan Moore is chairman of the Region 1 Board of Education; I am not a public official. Third, I understand that you are comfortable with loud, raucous behavior at public meetings, but some people are not. Unfortunately, the board meetings at Region 1 are dominated by the intimidating nature of the political public, a group with which you self-identify. In the future, I hope that the board starts moving the meetings into other towns so that free speech is again facilitated.

    Paul Bartomioli
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    July 13, 2013 at 9:38 pm
    The Lakeville Journal publishes bylines on all stories. I erred in identifying you as a public official; for that I apologize.

    The Board meetings are “dominated by the intimidating nature of the political public?” Who was screaming you are out of order AFTER the meeting was closed?? I do not attend many meetings, but thanks to Marshall Miles and his commitment to FOI, I watch the meetings posted on the local access channel. Watching paint dry and grass grow are two activities that are more raucous than a Region 1 Board meeting. Your issue, which is all too typical of the “progressive” mind is that free speech applies, as long as the speaker agrees with that point of view.

    Move the meetings. We all own vehicles. Or are we talking not posting the meetings as you are required by law?

    YOU and your fellow members of the ABC, Central Office, and the Region 1 Board are the problem. I agree with Marshall, you should all resign and allow the alternates to replace you.

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