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by Ben W
Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Stanton: "...otherwise the children will be harmed"
Replies: 61
Views: 26212

Stanton - You of course do not believe yourself duped - but Daska's thrust is plausable to those not currently connected with SES - especially those previously under its influence. You can see from the many postings here by ex SES members that over time they came to see themselves as having been dup...
by Ben W
Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Stanton: "...otherwise the children will be harmed"
Replies: 61
Views: 26212

Stanton, I take it that your comments were directed generally at people using this site rather than specifically at one person. My answer to the general question is as follows: Blackmail is criminal and the authorities should be notified. However there are so many unknowns here that it is hard to co...
by Ben W
Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:40 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The next step: we need to act!
Replies: 40
Views: 21551

The next step

[Hopefully this thread is back on track...] 1980sstJ: There are some on this site who favour involving lawyers. I am not in favour of this as a Plan A, but it does seem to me that the movements in SES and St James positions that have occured in the past have come about when significant pressure is a...
by Ben W
Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:35 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Stories from my family (renamed)
Replies: 30
Views: 16551

Posting from Sara (a mother of St V and St J children)

Posting from my mother - Sara I come to this site with mixed feelings. I?m glad it has been set up and feel I should add my voice. I am very supportive of all the good work that is being done by those who suffered at the schools, and those involved with this site in helping with the healing process...
by Ben W
Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Stanton: "...otherwise the children will be harmed"
Replies: 61
Views: 26212

Stanton: "...otherwise the children will be harmed"

I have started a new thread to discuss this topic. Please can people post responses here rather than in 1980sstJ's thread "The next step..." I heard this evening that a letter has been written to the governors of St James demanding this and that, and ending with the chilling words, '...otherwise the...
by Ben W
Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The next step: we need to act!
Replies: 40
Views: 21551

New thread please

Daffy / GB, Can I request that Stanton's reply be placed in a new thread please. The point she is making is serious in its own right and deserves debate. 1980sstJ (btw you could have chosen an easier to type name!) has raised a very important topic that deserves to be debated on its own merit. I fea...
by Ben W
Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: PLEASE SUPPORT AN OPEN LETTER TO ST JAMES SCHOOLS
Replies: 30
Views: 19351

BUMP

Given all the discussion on the Governors'/SES's response to date, it seemed timely to bump this one. The letter (first post of this thread) is clear, and its aim true. St James is attempting to attract pupils from outside of SES. These people and their parents have a right: - to expect strong, func...
by Ben W
Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:29 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Women and Self-Realisation in the School
Replies: 69
Views: 37493

The potential of women

An interesting article linking two threads on this site - this one, plus classical music. http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2006/s1617989.htm The gist of it is that there is current interest in the idea that some of history's greatest music may have been written by the wives of the great composers - ...
by Ben W
Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A simple question for David Boddy
Replies: 49
Views: 22932

For me this relates to the "truth" part of Anita's thread on Truth and Reconciliation. The most important issue is helping those abused to be heard, and to help those involved in abusing to acknowledge what was done. The Townend report was a good step. However the rules of evidence he set resulted i...
by Ben W
Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Women and Self-Realisation in the School
Replies: 69
Views: 37493

Hi Bella, There are a few comments in response to your question. What do you make of them? There certainly seems to have been a very established approach to treating women as secondary to men in the past. I've also had this confirmed from my mother. Are you comfortable that this is no longer part of...
by Ben W
Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A simple question for David Boddy
Replies: 49
Views: 22932

Where to from here?

I think we have heard from DB on this one. Despite believing it is valid to keep asking the question, I suspect by itslef this unlikely to elicit a further response. It seems that DB believes the reprimands are an appropriate response to the report. So - Where to from here? I have two thoughts. Firs...
by Ben W
Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Women and Self-Realisation in the School
Replies: 69
Views: 37493

Thanks Daffy.

Normal service has now been resumed.

(However for the record that was done on one glass of wine plus copious amounts of sea air.)
by Ben W
Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Women and Self-Realisation in the School
Replies: 69
Views: 37493

Back in Tasmania. Watched the full moon set this morning over water and mountains, the sky tinged pink with the almost risen sun. An amazing sight, though I was so absorbed in this thread I missed the moon disappearing down behind Tinderbox Hills. This site is a wonderful place. An inspiring group o...
by Ben W
Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Message from the Governors
Replies: 21
Views: 10726

Thanks Free. A very useful link. I hit the print button and sent it to our colour printer before I realised it was 196 pages long. Wasn't too popular in the office - hogging the print queue and holding up a proposal. Had a look on the plane tonight - a lot of interesting stuff there. I think the gui...
by Ben W
Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Message from the Governors
Replies: 21
Views: 10726

Message to CBetts

To Christine Betts I understand you are a lawyer at VW, and assume you are acting for the current governors in some capacity. Please can you pass on the following message to Mary Pickering and John Story. Kind regards, Ben Dear Mary and John, I do not envy your current predicament. Thank you for pos...

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