Friday, June 13, 2003

DPNA severs ties to its own forum

6-13-03 On May 29, 2003 the Oakton Institute reported on an alliance between DFAF (formerly Straight, Inc.) and DPNA (Drug Prevention Network of the Americas). In that article we reported that DPNA has an open discussion forum. Since that time there have been several posts to their forum to set the record straight on Straight. Subsequently, DPNA has left its forum page open, but removed the link to it from its own web page! It would be frightening to think that an international group like DPNA could not stand up to the truth. Yet this is not the first time such a perceived event has happened. On October 31, 2002 DFAF itself announced a free and open web forum. By the next evening nitizens familiar with DFAF's dastardly past discovered that forum and started posting to it. Within 12 hours the open forum had become a closed forum. Even the new Saint Petersburg Times seems to have been stymied. Recently the Times published an article about DFAF's founders Mel and Betty Sembler and their 50th wedding anniversary in Rome; but apparently the paper chose to camouflage the story under the title of another story dealing with a nursing home in Tampa.

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