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How can there be a vocal minority on a proposal never put to a vote?

Original post made by Carol Mullen, Old Palo Alto, on Dec 3, 2007

I've learned quite a bit from the interesting and thoughtful comments that appear in this forum about Palo Alto's patchy infrastructure.

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Posted by Mere human
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 3, 2007 at 11:34 pm

The "vocal minority" is the flip side of Richard Nixon's "silent majority."
He claims to be able to predict the future in a way that mere humans are unable to do. Maybe he's the new Messiah! after all, 'tis the season.

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Posted by Superman
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Dec 4, 2007 at 12:19 am

It appears that some are wilting under the pressure of accurate and ample responses to assumptions that they put forward without consideration of facts, or opinion to the contrary.

I sense a frustration and desperation in these unfortunate souls - a frustration that unfortunately finds catharsis only in personal attack.

My uncle used to say: "If the kitchen is too hot, perhaps one should be playing in the sand box"

Mere human, thank you for admitting your status - we're all in this together,even though some of us are more adaptable.

"“A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.” - Oscar Wilde