JANUARY I : 12.29.07 01.05.08



Subject: ISN'T SHE WONDERFUL?
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 18:59:24 01/05/08 ()
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Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
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Subject: Re: ISN'T SHE WONDERFUL?
From: Sugar Ray
To: All
Date Posted: 05:35:55 01/06/08 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 213.217.51.174

Message:
King Loggy, this one will surely make you laugh. I was going through the SL Web when I decided to checkout the pictures. Guess what! Since your LOG-in name is King LOGGY, I did some simple maths and concluded that you surely hail from Bunce Island. Check out the pictures on the new SL Web and give me a wink ... if you know what I mean! No wonder you are always romantic with your postings!


Subject: Re: ISN'T SHE WONDERFUL?
From: ABIBA
To: All
Date Posted: 23:20:39 01/05/08 ()
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Message:
API NEW YEAR TO ALL


Subject: DID My People STOP calling Just when i started selling cards
From: Candid Opinion - Cheapest Calls to Africa
To: All
Date Posted: 13:24:44 01/05/08 ()
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Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
I am wondering if this is a new phenomenon...
Perceptions.. old habits die hard?
Or just not anyone to call?

Seems strange at first.. but slowly dawning on me..

People just dont call Salone and Africa that much.. ?
People just dont like buying stuff from strangers..?
People just dont like buying things online..?


Or nah because nah me dey sell..?
Salone man.. nor lek help other saloneman?
You would rather give your money to ATT? Rebtel?
Sprint?
Boss cards....(we beat them hands down..9 cents a minutes compared to 16.5 cents).

What is it...?
Is it just me..?

If hosse help sell you, street go buy you..
www.callingcardsforafrica.com

 

 


Subject: Re: DID My People STOP calling Just when i started selling cards
From: CKC guy
To: All
Date Posted: 20:43:51 01/05/08 ()
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Entered From: pool-71-126-139-157.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.126.139.157

Message:
Hang in there my brother...You'll soon a get a break..Don't give up on your business savyness


Subject: Re: DID My People STOP calling Just when i started selling cards
From: Candid Opinion - Cheapest Calls to Africa
To: All
Date Posted: 21:43:05 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
Not giving up mate...
I cant, even if i wanted to..

Just shocked i am getting more people buying cards to call mexico...than i am getting from people from salone..

And the business is named..
Calling cards FOR AFRICA...
And i give FREEE 10 minutes...


Who would think..??

Its like the premiere league or european leagues having more supporters in africa than in Europe...
Oh wait... thats true.. they do...
 


Subject: THANK YOU SLPP FOR SAVING LIVES IN SL
From: Abdullah Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 12:39:23 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: abdullahkamara@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 158.59.101.234

Message:
In light of the situation in Kenya, I am just very grateful to the SLPP party for peacefully abiding by the election laws governing the democratic republic of SL during the 2007 presidential elections.
Lives were saved and resources were spared.
May Allah bless them and continue to bless all the people of Sierra Leone.
Abdullah Kamara


Subject: Re: THANK YOU SLPP FOR SAVING LIVES IN SL
From: ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA
To: All
Date Posted: 09:06:33 01/06/08 ()
Email Address: SAIDUBANGSO@AOL.COM
Entered From: c-69-140-129-75.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.129.75

Message:
Abdullah, thank you very much for your nice words about the SLPP.I assure you and all well meaning Sierra Leoneans that our party(the SLPP) will always go by democracy principles.
We will never act like our friends in the APC(who believe that elections must be rigged in their favor).
We the members of the SLPP will always let our people see the massive distinction between our party, SLPP and the APC.
I want the entire membership of the APC to keep in their minds that never again will the SLPP allow them to conduct elections outside democracy principles.
The interest of our beloved country and its people must always be put above party and personal interests. I know with all degree of certainty that the APC will fail to understand that point because it is the party of Siaka Stevens(the personal assistant to Satan) and S.I Koroma(Satan's public relations officer in Hell, fire).But, the SLPP, will surely help them to understand that important point.


Subject: Re: THANK YOU SLPP FOR SAVING LIVES IN SL
From: ITK
To: All
Date Posted: 13:30:58 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 38.98.119.16

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Abdullah:

It's great to know that there are honest and patriotic Sierra Leoneans, like yourself, out there.

Many individuals and newspapers such as this one have gone on ad nauseam praising Chritian Thorpe (as is their right)for , I suppose, "doing her job". I certainly have no problem with that; however, they have also villified the SLPP for, at best, merely asking tough questions about a "controversial" end to the 2007 elections and, at worst, for its contemplation of seeking to exercise its constitutional right (challenging the election results).

To be honest, there are many unanswered questions about the conclusion of the runoff elections, but it is time to move on. Maybe one day, history will re-visit the episode and the roles of the various players in that affair.

But for now, the fact is, the SLPP was prescient enough to recognize the likely scenario had it pressed on (as it was entitled to)with a challenge. The SLPP did not need the Kenya tragedy to guide its decision-making. The rhetoric emanating from APC quarters in the immediate aftermath of the first round and following ther runoff election had made it abundantly clear that a loss by the APC in any form or fashion would lead to an unnecessary loss of lives and destruction of property. (Heck, I believe this happened inspite of -- or perhaps because of -- an APC victory).

It is absolutely heart-wrenching to see what is happening in Kenya; nothing good can come out of it, but as you correctly point out, may be we can all perhaps relect a bit and realize how grateful we should be to Solomon Berewa and the SLPP for thinking about country first.

 


Subject: Re: THANK YOU SLPP FOR SAVING LIVES IN SL
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 06:02:23 01/06/08 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 213.217.51.174

Message:
Pretty cool one ... this one! Any fair-minded person will see the balanced and objective way you went about making your point. I think Berewa really deserves a pat in the back. I also think that the destructive precedence set by the rebels is still fresh in our minds, and even where the temptation might be there, a flashback on those bloody days will definitely dissuade Berewa. There's also the Kabbah influence! That must have clinched a Berewa concession outright! We all know that Kabbah's progress in the country's economic growth did not trickle down to the people. Peace is the only convincing tune Kabbah could get the country to sing and dance along with him. He wouldn't rest on his laurels if Berewa attempts to make nonsense out of his ten years in office. And it won't be difficult to convince Berewa either! After all, they both worked on achieving that very peace together and they'll always continue to compare notes in that aspect.

Can't you see the fruits bearing! Kabbah represented The Commmonwealth in Kenya's elections! Soon .... he will recommend Berewa! Once a humble servant ... always a humble servant!


Subject: Re: THANK YOU SLPP FOR SAVING LIVES IN SL
From: Mr Reality
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Date Posted: 14:27:48 01/05/08 ()
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Thank you Mr ITK.I did not know people like you exist on this APC forum. Thank God. But will the APC act in the same reasonable way and in the interest of Salone if the same situation should arise in 2012? Personaly I doubt it, but we wait and see in 4 years time.


Subject: Re: THANK YOU SLPP FOR SAVING LIVES IN SL
From: Fenthi
To: All
Date Posted: 08:06:42 01/06/08 ()
Email Address: Fenthi@hotmail.com
Entered From: e177107014.adsl.alicedsl.de at 85.177.107.14

Message:
Berewa wanted to go all out to steal the elections. They undertook every yuki yuki triks that were possible in this direction. When they saw the pre-election rallys all around the country and the results of the parliamentary elections, they knew that it would have been suizidal for them to repeat 1967 -that caused the first post election bloodshed in the history of sierra Leone. People that still deny the results of a so clearly lost election like the one we had in August and September don`t deserve any praise like the one being poured on them here. The True Heroes are Alhaji Dr. Tejan Kabba and Dr. Christiana Thorpe, and ofcourse, the APC and PMDC, whose show of political strength served as a clear deterrent. Let us try to be honest here. Thoes that know Berewa will tell you that he was never prepared to give up. He was prepared to die in the inevitable chaos that would have resulted. Have we forgotten those jailed Kamajor fighters that were released from Padember road prison immediately before the elections ? We were blessed to have had around Berewa patriots like Mr. Joe Blell who, among a few, convinced Berewa & co. to abandone any attemts to go against the will of the vast majority of Sierra Leoneans. One must be too power thirsty to insist on ruling a Country where the people have so clearly rejected you in the parliamentry and presidential elections. Only a fool can think that ruling a capital city like the one we saw in Freetown,with mass support for the APC, where even the armed forces were visibly tired with the SLPP government, would have been possible. Perhaps Governor Clerkson`s prayer had its effect us -with God`s blessings.


Subject: Re: THANK YOU SLPP FOR SAVING LIVES IN SL
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 15:38:53 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-71-65-58-90.insight.res.rr.com at 71.65.58.90

Message:
THE APC WOULD HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO ACCEPT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.DEOCRATIC WINDS OF CHANGE ARE SWEEPING ACROSS AFRICA AND THE PEOPLE MUST ASSERT THEIR RIGHTS TO FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS.EVENTS IN KENYA ARE JUST THE BEGININNG.THE REVOLUTION IS ON.
THOSE WHO RIG ELECTIONS SHOULD BE INDICTED FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.THE PEOPLE OF SIERRA LEONE WILL REJECT THE EFFORTS OF ANY PARTY THAT TRIES TO STEAL THE VOTE.


Subject: Re: THANK YOU SLPP FOR SAVING LIVES IN SL
From: No Nonsense
To: All
Date Posted: 15:12:28 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: none@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 202.161.131.73

Message:
The only thing you have to thnk Berewa for is his way of avoiding the inevitable. He knew that any mess from him and the SLPP cabal would have met fierce resistance to the people of Sierra Leone. He knew that he would have faced the wrath of the people of this country. That was why he accepted the result. He was wise enough to know that the people of Sierra Leone would have dealt decisively with them if any yuki yuki had been done. So he took the cowards way out which is "How for Do". WE BEEN DON READY FOR UNA. IF UNA BEEN SHAKE WE BEEN FOR WARP. NA DAT MAKE DEN ALL JUST GO INSAI DEN SHELL. BECOS INSAI FREETONG WAE NA DE CAPITAL SEF SLPP NOR GET BETTEH SUPPORT SO WATIN DEN BEEN FOR DO. NATIN. SO NA DE PEOPLE OF SIERRA LEONE U FOR TELL TENKI FOR THE RIGHT MESSAGE WAE DEN BEEN SEN TO THE SLPP SAY IF DEN SHAKE WE GO WARP


Subject: Re: THANK YOU SLPP FOR SAVING LIVES IN SL
From: Alimamy Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 17:09:43 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: deltablast@yahoo.com
Entered From: e178075043.adsl.alicedsl.de at 85.178.75.43

Message:
You argue stupidly! I do not support SLPP or any political party but one thing i know is that the past government acted in the interest of the country by accepting the results.This is a fact!!! What are you talking about "warp"; you need to be objective in your postings!!

 


Subject: Re: THANK YOU SLPP FOR SAVING LIVES IN SL
From: Concern
To: All
Date Posted: 07:24:45 01/06/08 ()
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Entered From: 140-66-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.66.140

Message:
SLPP has no option to deny the opposition victory. Berewa knew what was waiting for him in the event where he stole the elections.
The SLPP will not be able to match the desperation of our long suffering masses who wanted change at all costs.
It is Christiana Thorpe and the people of Sierra Leone who made it clear that they will not accept any rig votes.
No praise for Berewa because he made attempts to rig the elctions by stuffing ballot boxes in Kailaihun, Bo , Pujehun, Kenema and other areas.
Did you hear Berewa telling the BBC that one of his security men was assaulted?
Kabbah, maybe should be praised because he intervened that the election results must be announced. The SLPP went to court to stop election result. Now you SLPP robbers, are coming here to distort the fact that you agreed to give up power. f you agree, why are you taking Christiana Thorpe to court. Why are you twisting the story that Victor Angelo denied the SLPP victory. After, you lack the gut to resist the wishes of the people, you came out with lies to give praise to an unwitting Berewa.
It was the determination and threat of intense protest thatforced Berewa to go away.
Kenya situation would have happened in Sierra Leone, if Christiana Thorpe was a dishonest person.
The entire APC supporters were ready for you.


Subject: Re: THANK YOU SLPP FOR SAVING LIVES IN SL
From: Yekeh Yekeh
To: All
Date Posted: 18:36:28 01/05/08 ()
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Entered From: c-68-37-19-176.hsd1.de.comcast.net at 68.37.19.176

Message:
Alimamy,
You responded to th previous posting STUPIDLY! Thanks to Pa Kabba and Mrs. Thorpe. They are the true heros not the SLPP, not Berewa. The SLPP and Berewa filed an injunction to stop the counting and eventual announcement of a winner the weekend preceeding the day Ernest Koroma was decleared winner. If anybody thinks that the SLPP as a party genuinely accepted the results....they need to think again. Up untill recently a lot of SLPP folks on this forum the the Newpeople.com still dispute the results. So what the heck are you talking abou????


Subject: Is this APC really new ?
From: Victor Sylver
To: All
Date Posted: 11:04:29 01/05/08 ()
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Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
IS THIS APC REALLY "NEW" WHEN IT COMES TO THE DELIVERY OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES? - THE SLBS CASE

Twenty seven and half years ago, in the 1980's, Sierra Leone hosted the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) summit which in effect made the then Head of State Siaka Stevens the Chairman of the forerunner of the African Union. At least for a year unil the next. The decision to host the summit was extremely controversial and it propelled the country into a new round of corrupt practices that defied the imagination leaving in its wake the template that has sent the country into the pits of retrogression.

It was while covering that 1980 OAU summit in Freetown that one international news magazine carried a story showing Siaka Stevens handing out money to waving supporters and a caption which in effect told readers that Siaka Stevens found it difficult to distinguish the contents of his pockets from that of state coffers. Of course the reaction was swift. That edition of the magazine was seized by overzealous government officials and never made available to the public. How dare the magazine to suggest that the Pa was dipping his hand in the national till for his private pleasure!!!!

And the "new APC" has thought it fit to do the same, so many years on. How?

The offices of the APC party FM radio station, "The Voice of the Rising Sun" you may be aware is at the former Marine House at Brookfields which is now the official headquarters of the APC, the "new APC", that is.

What the people have not been told is that the tax payers money as well as resources from the international donor community is now used by the "new APC" to not only power their party propaganda radio, but that they are using SLBS technicians as well.

The "new APC" still has to tell the people that they have moved the FM transmitter and other technical facilities to the government radio facilities at Leicester Peak, effectively going back to those dreaded one party days where functionaries found it difficult to separate state from party matters and resources!!!!

And so the people now have to provide electricity and the technical know-how for the APC party propaganda mouthpiece and this coming right under the nose of the Ernest Bai Koroma "new APC" administration.

And with Kasho Wellington long given his marching orders from the office of the Director-General, Information and Communication minister Ibrahim Ben Kargbo is still trying to find someone to fill the seat.

There are many the APC can put in charge. There are so many party gbatolites including "independent journalists" who had been forced to show their true colours. The minister can for example look at the list of those milling around and calling for the attention of President Ernest Bai Koroma when he decided to spend the Christmas period where he feels at home. Makeni

Oh yes, they were all there. Sheka Tarawallie, Ibrahim Seaga Shaw and a host of others who could well be rewarded for their fight during the AFRC/RUF coalition of evil terror to let them stay despite all the human rights abuses being perpetrated on defenceless civilians!!! Or what about the other in the company of the evil, Gibril Gbanabome Koroma who despite seeing the benefits of good governance in Canada continues to spread the mantra of the beasts with lies, half-truths and even more lies.

However if I B Kargbo is really serious about giving the SLBS the respectability that it deserves, then he is advised to go through all the documents that had been prepared for just that kind of scenario. After he's done that and seen just how easy a committed government could go about it, he can then advertise the post and ask for worthy journalists and/or administrators to apply.

And I B should be reminded that the holder of the post need not be an APC sympathiser as the post holder should be above party lines and should not be someone that would be willing to be manipulated by "party stalwarts".

Ah that phrase - party stalwarts. Where is Comrade Patrick Ojong just when you need him.

Or Comrade E T Kamara who as Secretary-General of the party was paid a minister's salary from state coffers and who in the 70's told the press that delayed elections in Bo would see a clean fight even as his party was preparing to prevent his SLPP opponents from filling out forms for the postponed elections!!!!

So Comrade I B Kargbo read this 2005 piece from the Sierra Herald and this from 2004 and so take heed.

Have a very fruitful and rewarding 2008 filled with honesty, sincerity and goodwill with a commitment to transparency, accountability and respect for the rights of all within the borders of Sierra Leone.

Remember the Sierra Leone of the 70's and 80's are no more

Cheers
 


�Sierra Herald 2002



 


Subject: Re: Is this APC really new ?
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 15:08:11 01/05/08 ()
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Message:
"Victor Sylver"

If this is the same victor sylver-a BBC stringer in the late eighties in Sierra Leone, then I have no doubt that he is a man of no direction, a self-styled journalist who misled the world on the the Mabaylla masscre in Sierra Leone led by Nigerian soldiers under the patonage of Tejan Kabbah. Victor your hypocrisy, sycophancy and vendatta against well meaning journalists in Sierra Leone is known by every decent journalist. You sit in London or wherver you may be sowing seed of discord amongst Sierra Leoneans. I will tell you outrightly that you a disgrace to Sierra Leone and to the God who created you. Tell me what can you account for Sierra Leone for people to be proud of you? Your so-called blog you called Sierra Herald is the worst among all news media- you violate copyrights by publishing articles that are not of your own creation and you jealously and vindictively destroy progressive people that meant good for Sierra Leone. You are failure and a jealous fool that has no place in Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: Is this APC really new ?
From: ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA
To: All
Date Posted: 09:31:15 01/06/08 ()
Email Address: SAIDUBANGSO@AOL.COM
Entered From: c-69-140-129-75.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.129.75

Message:
Saidu, it will not be in our country's interest if you guys continue to support the APC, blindly.
With respect, I encourage you to properly examine the chemistry and actions of the president Koroma administration and honestly tell us if it must be called "A NEW APC ERA".
My brother, please, do not allow your sentiments to surpass your reasoning ability because that will make you look funny.
Also with respect, I appeal to you and your friends in the APC to stop disrespecting people who criticise your party. Dont forget that we live in a democratic society, people must be free to express their views on any issue of national interest.


Subject: Re: Is this APC really new ?
From: Concern
To: All
Date Posted: 07:30:41 01/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 140-66-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.66.140

Message:
Victor is a miscghievous person. His only delight is to drink beer and tell lies.
He is a woman basher who has no moral authority to talk about good deeds. He is a jealous and full of hate for those who are rise above his parochial views.
His blog was demoted by Mr Andersen from the Sierra Leone link. He tried in vain to make serious journalists like Gibril koroma and Kabs Kanu look bad.
Victor is an endangered specie who is lurked in hate and lies.


Subject: Re: Is this APC really new ?
From: Shut Up Victor Sylver
To: All
Date Posted: 15:22:08 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: vivishit@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 202.161.131.73

Message:
This guy is not ashamed of himself. He is one of the worst reporters this country has ever produced. During his days as a BBC stringer, 98% of his reports were either fabricated stories so that he can get some few pounds or were complete distortions. After escaping from the shores of this country when they were looking out for him to repay him in his own coins, he thinks he can just stealthily make his way back. We are fully awake. We know how he used his profession to mislead the world about events in Sierra Leone to satisfy his plitical masters. A disgrace like that should know when to shut up, but it seems as if he is not satisfied. It is just like the parable in Krio "Way kackroach wan alaki, na paline bottle ee dae go. It seems as if he wants us to inform people about his past record. We are more than willing to do that.


Subject: Re: Is this APC really new ?
From: Alimamy Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 17:15:44 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: deltablast@yahoo.com
Entered From: e178075043.adsl.alicedsl.de at 85.178.75.43

Message:
I think you should shut yourself up! the days of Junta should not be recalled they were period of hell on earth. Only the likes of you who belong to satan could ever have supported it! For this reason your venom against Victor doesnot stand! SHUT YOUR BIG WIDE MOUTH!!!!!!!!IDIOT!!!


Subject: Re: THE OLD APC
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:21:23 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
During his long reign, Siaka Stevens is reported by Western Intelligence services as stealing $500,000,000 from the poor people of Sierra Leone and banking his loot abroad and outside our banking system.

For details, please see Martin Meredith: The Fate of Africa, published by Public Affairs, 250 West 57th Street, Suite 1321, New York, NY 10107.

Stevens loot, its banking abroad to banking systems unconnected to our economy, together with the willful mentality behind those two actions are part of the reasons why the Leone is a weak currency that the OLD APC degraded and devalued from Le1:00 = $1:50 when Stevens came to power to $1:00 = Le3,000 under Johnny Paul Koroma & Foday Sankoh's AFRC/RUF junta.

Hence, the primary responsibility for our people's poverty lies with us, not the IMF or the World Bank. - JL

 


Subject: Re: THE OLD APC
From: New Blood
To: All
Date Posted: 15:17:10 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Ambassador Leigh Wrote

"During his long reign, Siaka Stevens is reported by Western Intelligence services as stealing $500,000,000 from the poor people of Sierra Leone and banking his loot abroad and outside our banking system".
_________________________________________________________________

Ambassador Leigh Sir, What steps did you take to recover Sa Lone Money from these international Banks during your tenure in Washington?.....

and what would you say to critics who accuse you of having failed to deliver on this matter?...

considering that you had served in Washington during the "conflict diamond" debate when the whole world appeared to support Sa lone's national interest?...

Happy New Year

 


Subject: Re: THE OLD APC
From: No Nonsense
To: All
Date Posted: 15:25:30 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: none@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 202.161.131.73

Message:
NATIN. DURING EEN TENURE NA NEW YORK, EE NOR DO NATIN BECOS EE NOR FIT DO NATIN. DE MAN NA FAILURE. DEN KIN SAY WICKED PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS UNHAPPY BECAUSE THE PROGRESS OF OTHERS TORMENT THEIR BITTERNESS. NA SO DIS JOHN LEIGH FELLOW YA DAE. LEK SAY NA WE BEEN SAY MAKE PA KABBA SACK AM FOR EE USELESSNESS


Subject: Re: THE OLD APC
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 14:37:45 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
John, I think the very last sentence of your message is more accurate than the rest of the spin above it.
Don't you agree?


Subject: Re: THE OLD APC
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 16:19:18 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
Your Majesty:

Mine is entirely accurate. Absolutely no spin is involved.

Please read: The Fate of Africa. A History of Fifty Years of Independence by Martin Meredith.

The above book is nearly 750 pages long but you can limit yourself to the chapters on Sierra Leone. Thanks. - JL

 


Subject: Re: THE OLD APC
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 16:56:31 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:

Mine is entirely accurate. Absolutely no spin is involved."The Fate of Africa. A History of Fifty Years of Independence by Martin Meredith." By John Leigh

Mr. Leigh:

Gone are the days where credit is given to facts that theorectically analyze Africa that has no basis to substantiate the fate of the continent. After all, sell-outs like you and the SLPP which left you on the road side made it worse for Sierra Leone to be categorized among the poorest countries in the world. Recycled SLPP politicians contributed immensely to the destruction of Sierra Leone during the APC tenure, so it is prudent to stop inputing erroneously about the party which prostitute SLPP politicians helped to destory.

The New APC led by EBK is proving its pragmatism in delivering Sierra Leone from the disgrace which Tejan Kabbah and the SLPP has slumped the country over a decade. If only and only Sierra Leoneans leave negative and destructive politics, the road to recovery from the past is imminent.
 


Subject: Re: THE OLD APC
From: KING LOGGYB
To: All
Date Posted: 16:53:42 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
John, there's enough blame to go around between Shaki, Foday Sankoh, JPK, Strasser, Kabba, and most important, the Sierra Leoneans from all tribes and political parties that supported their crusade.
I appreciate your recomendation of Martin Meredith's book but my experience is just enough to not be partisan. We, the people of Sierra Leone, are responsible for what happened to us.

 

 


Subject: Re: THE OLD APC
From: Shut Up Victor Sylver
To: All
Date Posted: 15:03:47 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: vivishit@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 202.161.131.73

Message:
Victor Sylver,

I think you need to shut up and and refrain from making your mouth go wild on this forum. you are one of the people responsible foe the deaths of thousands of our brothers due to your bias and one sided reporting during the war and junta days in our country. You never said a single word when Kabba and his ilk were using the commonwealth donated radio democracy as an SLPP propaganda machine. When the were using 98.1 FM radio station to incite youths of this country to butcher their fellowmen, all in the name of democracy. People like Sheik Mustaba and the hundreds of people who you and your SLPP butchered are out there waiting for you. I think you should be more concerned about that because their blood is on your head.

As for John Leigh, he is a disgrace even in the party he claims to support. After causing noise about vying for the leadership of the party, not only was he not nominated but he was not even allowed into the hall where the conference was taking place. He was sacked disgracefully by Kabba because of incompetence. Since that time, he has not seen anything good in any other person. He is a frustrated guy loking for peopel to heap his frustration on. John Leigh, you have being weighed and nothing good has been found in you. So keep quiet and let more serious individuals who have been given the task to lead us to greatness by the people of Sierra Leone go about their sacred duty. If you dont have anything else to do, you can return home and help in cleaning the mess your SLPP party left behind. Nonsense Kabai


Subject: Re: Is this APC really new ?
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 12:52:43 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.251.30

Message:
A refined television engineer/gentleman like Abdul Karim Jr can be the asset we are looking for in this capacity. I still recall the days when, as a youngman, I'll watch these relatively youngmen perform professional duties.

Where did we go wrong?

What has made other countries to benefit so much from our human resources and our country not able to tap into the human resources of others?

Are we to continue allowing our best minds to fallow in other lands?

I heard the likes of Abdul Karim Jr are lecturers in their fields at institutions in the US.

Our country needs dedicated and committed professionals like Abdul Karim Jr.

He will be an invaluable asset to any institution abd I would highly recommend him without reservations to do a thorough job at SLBS.

 


Subject: what is the average price for a 4 bedroom house in Freetown
From: year visitor
To: All
Date Posted: 07:10:30 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: salone@msn.com
Entered From: c-71-224-131-184.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 71.224.131.184

Message:
I need a 4 bedroom house in Freetown. Prefereably nice area. How much would it cost me for a year average?


Subject: Re: what is the average price for a 4 bedroom house in Freetown
From: Jonathan T. Boima
To: All
Date Posted: 09:38:56 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-191-116-124.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.191.116.124

Message:
I hope this helps you:

 


PALMERSONS LIMITED

7 Percival Street
Freetown

Tele: 226716
Mob: 076611784 9/11/07

 

PROPERTIES FOR SALE

(1) Dwelling House and Land - 14 Pultney Street, Freetown
USD 350,000. Negotiable

(2) Land of a burnt building
- with Corrugated Iron - 18 Liverpool Street, Freetown
Sheet/Bush Sticks Structures USD 250,000. Negotiable


(3) Old Wooden House
with a concrete block - 37 Fergusson Street, Congo Market
annexe of 2 bedrooms USD 60,000. Negotiable

(4) Old Wooden House - 4 West Brook Street
On 0.5 Town Lot USD 35,000. Negotiable


A.E.S.Palmer
For: Palmersons Limited
Freetown at 232-22-226716 or by mobile phone at 232-76-611784 - PLEASE Call anytime

 

 

 

 


Subject: Re: what is the average price for a 4 bedroom house in Freetown
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 07:31:23 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-119.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.119

Message:
Roughly between 1,500,000 and 4,000,000 leones.


Subject: Re: what is the average price for a 4 bedroom house in Freetown
From: Koker
To: All
Date Posted: 12:19:25 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-147-165-192.range86-147.btcentralplus.com at 86.147.165.192

Message:
you must be joking!


Subject: Re: what is the average price for a 4 bedroom house in Freetown
From: Jonathan T. Boima
To: All
Date Posted: 14:48:28 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-191-116-124.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.191.116.124

Message:
Nope, I am not joking. I was helping a couple of brothers secure land in Freetown in the process I ran into this guy (Realtor in Sierra Leone). I may not pay such an amount for a house in Freetown but thats me, maybe I am cheap. Talk to the guy and find out maybe you will get the price you want to pay for the house in question.


Subject: Lungi bridge or Casilla bridge is a necessity. See why
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 04:37:44 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-119.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.119

Message:
ECONOMICALLY
1.Toll collection will be a source for revenue generation.

2.Easier transportation of goods will increase competition as people will be encouraged to travel to Freetown to sell their goods which will result to lower market prices.


SOCIALLY
1.The bridge will directly connect the northern and western parts of Salone.This will increase interaction or communication.

2.Air-related(especially helicopters) and sea-related(especially 'pampas') accidents will decrease.

3.Travelling from the west to the north will be easier,safer and faster.


Subject: Re: Lungi bridge or Casilla bridge is a necessity. See why
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 09:07:04 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Bai Bureh, all that you've mentioned is true. I am just worried that we may not have the resources to complete that project. At least not the government. I know that a bridge from Hong Kong to Mainland China was built with money from a Hong Kong tycoon who is now making truckloads of money from the tolls. If the govt or diasporans can scout for private funds, we stand a better chance of realizing that dream.

As a fallback position, we can just upgrade Hastings to become an international airport with the same benefits you listed above, at a fraction of the cost. The land is already there and the economic benefits will be great.


Subject: UNSERIOUS SHEKU KALLON IS EXPOSING HIMSELF EVERYWHERE
From: Unserious Sheku Kallon
To: All
Date Posted: 02:16:50 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
IT LOOKS LIKE THE TOTALLY UNSERIOUS FELLOW MENDE TRIBALIST OF THE JOHN LEIGH, SHEKU KALLON, IS SUFFERING FROM THE OBSESSION DISEASE MANIFESTED AS AN OBSESSION WITH MR. JALLOH THAT COMES FROM A LOGICAL FLOGGING AT THE HANDS OF NO-NONSENSE MR. JALLOH.

After taking the tribalistic trash written by his fellow mende tribalist John Leigh to Leonenet in what he later admitted wwas an attempt to discredit Mr. jalloh for expelleing him from Sa Lone Discussion, by showing he was under attack "everywhere", the unserious Sheku kallon has now taken the trash written by his fellow unserious clown back to Cocorioko in a silly attempt to show that Mr. jalloh is being attacked everywhere!!!!!!

No wonder people tell Sheku Kallon that he is an unserious fellow. Does this simpleton still ot understand that Mr. jalloh has not time for such childishness and tribalistic wallowing? In other words did the not too bright unsrrious Sheku Kallon not understand the following dismissal of his lunatic attempts to bring his antics to Mr. jalloh and another gentleman?

 


---------------------------------------------------------------------
From: Amadu Massally
Date: Jan 3, 2008 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: [Leonenet] Mr. Massally Here is something for your boss
To: leonenet@lists.umbc.edu, Sheku Kallon

 

Sheku Kallon:

Unlike you, I am a serious person. If you can, please try to resist the temptation to draw me into the childishness that you and your unserious kind daily waste your lives wallowing in.

Neither Moh'm nor myself has time for the childishness that goes on among you and your tribalistic kind at Cocorioko and other typically unserious Sierra Leonean fora. That is why you were duly expelled from the serious SALONEDiscussion forum.

Regards,

Amadu Massally

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
On Jan 3, 2008 8:44 AM, Sheku Kallon wrote:

I saw this posting on Cocorioko about your boss Moh'm Jalloh and thought I'd share it with you. I am concerned that you are working for someone who has no respect in the eyes of the public except for his own oversized ego. Ahmadu, please come home and stop associating yourself with Moh'm. You nah good boy from Pujehun.

Posted by John E. Leigh on January 02, 2008 at 08:18:43:

In Reply to: Re: What's up with John and Moh'm posted by Mo'hm Detector on January 02, 2008 at 07:54:54:

Professor Dr. Parity Karamba-Coker, the High Distinguished Modibor Professor For Propagating Dunce Writings and Photos, is not only an idiot who would pay 30,000 parity dollars weekly for 30,000 plassas' devalued leones, he is also a Modibor Coward Chicken who depends on 1001 monikers to insult others and praise his own self-inflicted idiocies.

This dunce idiot boy should never confuse himself - let alone equate himself - with genuine Fullahs, one of the most highly intelligent, dependable, persevering and self-respecting ethnic groups in all of Africa who have none of his kalo kalo rubbish.
He can only speak for himself and for no one else - that Dummy!


Sheku Kallon Jr
CEO
Sierra Gold Records
http://www.sierragoldrecords.com/
ceo@sierragoldrecords.com


Subject: Re: UNSERIOUS SHEKU KALLON IS EXPOSING HIMSELF EVERYWHERE
From: True Fan Of Sheku
To: All
Date Posted: 04:52:51 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpc2-lewi3-0-0-cust487.bmly.cable.ntl.com at 82.24.205.232

Message:
If Sheku Kallon is your definition of unserious, I want to be like him. Working for a fortune 500 company, a consultant being sought after by many companies in the US. Sheku Kallon is a Sierra Leonean to be proud of.


Subject: Re: UNSERIOUS SHEKU KALLON IS EXPOSING HIMSELF EVERYWHERE
From: Check Your Facts
To: All
Date Posted: 05:12:31 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
Sheku Kallon, compulsive lying about yourself and others you wish to become like -- but you lack the seriousness to be like them -- is another sign of a lack of seriousness.


Subject: Re: UNSERIOUS SHEKU KALLON IS EXPOSING HIMSELF EVERYWHERE
From: Fan of Sheku
To: All
Date Posted: 03:51:30 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
Sheku, I found this posting on SALONEDiscussion and I wanted to remind you why you should stop being so childish and start accepting discipline this New Year. If not, you will continue to be alaki like a sarrah sheep everywhere you go.

From SALONEDiscussion
Sun Sep 9, 2007 4:57 pm

Notice of Moderators' Action


Sheku Kallon:

As you are aware, the moderators of this forum have been obliged previously to remind you publicly of your obligation to abide by the rules of the forum that have been installed to maintain decorum and thereby permit the proper discussion of issues.

In particular, you were explicitly warned against a repeat violation of the forum's rules by posting messages from terminated members of this forum who have lost their privilege to post messages here, viz.

"Please be reminded that as a rule, terminated members of SALONEDiscussion thereby lose their privilege to post messages on the forum. Therefore, the posting of any writing by a terminated member, except legitimately published writings, is prohibited. Any member violating this rule will be subject to disciplinary action -- first, a warning, such as this one and termination upon a repeat infraction. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SALONEDiscussion/message/6564:,

Notwithstanding the unambiguous warning, you have again violated the rules of this forum by posting a message from a terminated member by way of an appendage to your reply in another forum, thereby making a mockery of the decision to terminate that member. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SALONEDiscussion/message/6641.

Where, as in your case, a member who had been cautioned persists in violating the rules of the forum that are designed to maintain decorum, the termination of the individual's membership is mandated in order to maintain the integrity of the forum.

Therefore, upon your repeat infraction, the moderators have determined that your membership be, and is hereby, terminated.

For and on behalf of
SALONEDiscussion,

Moh'm Jalloh

 

 

 


 


Subject: Re: UNSERIOUS SHEKU KALLON IS EXPOSING HIMSELF EVERYWHERE
From: Leonenet
To: All
Date Posted: 05:20:05 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
Hey, this SLPP tribalist Sheku Kallon is taking a beating from many corners for his idleness and unseriousness. look what I found written about him on Leonenet:

From: gibrilkoroma@aol.com
To: leonenet@lists.umbc.edu
Subject: Re: [Leonenet] Mr. Massally Here is something for your boss
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 18:21:40 +0000


Oh yes, Sheku, please stop teasing Amadu and Moh'm. You have a lot of work to do at the New People and should be above this kind of stuff. New People is Sheku and Sheku is New People, don't you know that? Well, know that now(as one of my former teachers will put it).

gibs

 





In a message dated 1/3/2008 7:21:39 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, saloneamadu@gmail.com writes:
Sheku Kallon:

Unlike you, I am a serious person. If you can, please try to resist the temptation to draw me into the childishness that you and your unserious kind daily waste your lives wallowing in.

Neither Moh'm nor myself has time for the childishness that goes on among you and your tribalistic kind at Cocorioko and other typically unserious Sierra Leonean fora. That is why you were duly expelled from the serious SALONEDiscussion forum.

Regards,

Amadu Massally


On Jan 3, 2008 8:44 AM, Sheku Kallon wrote:

I saw this posting on Cocorioko about your boss Moh'm Jalloh and thought I'd share it with you. I am concerned that you are working for someone who has no respect in the eyes of the public except for his own oversized ego. Ahmadu, please come home and stop associating yourself with Moh'm. You nah good boy from Pujehun.

Posted by John E. Leigh on January 02, 2008 at 08:18:43:

In Reply to: Re: What's up with John and Moh'm posted by Mo'hm Detector on January 02, 2008 at 07:54:54:

Professor Dr. Parity Karamba-Coker, the High Distinguished Modibor Professor For Propagating Dunce Writings and Photos, is not only an idiot who would pay 30,000 parity dollars weekly for 30,000 plassas' devalued leones, he is also a Modibor Coward Chicken who depends on 1001 monikers to insult others and praise his own self-inflicted idiocies.

This dunce idiot boy should never confuse himself - let alone equate himself - with genuine Fullahs, one of the most highly intelligent, dependable, persevering and self-respecting ethnic groups in all of Africa who have none of his kalo kalo rubbish.
He can only speak for himself and for no one else - that Dummy!

Sheku Kallon Jr
CEO
Sierra Gold Records
http://www.sierragoldrecords.com/
ceo@sierragoldrecords.com

 


Subject: Moh'm Allie Jaloh under attack everywhere
From: News Bearer
To: All
Date Posted: 21:01:54 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac84d8cf.ipt.aol.com at 172.132.216.207

Message:
CULLED FROM LEONENET - MEAMA KAJUE

Serious Versus Unserious Sierra Leonean Online Discussion Fora [No Gbanikalization Intended]


In a recent response by Kohthoh Amadu Massally to Karmor Sheku Kallon, he seemed to suggest that Kohthoh Mohamed Jalloh's online discussion forum on Sierra Leonean issues is "serious" while all others are not. It is this same reason Kohthoh Jalloh used to recruit me for his listserv that turned me off and diplomatically declined his invitation.

While this The True Leonenot may seem "unserious" to the eyes of the uninitiated, a great deal of serious things are happening here all the time without the stiff or bogus pretentions. I, personally, have benefitted greatly from this forum. I have used material posted here or contacted folk I met via this forum for material I have used in many of my books and refereed journal and other articles. I have also been invited to give lectures and do radio and television shows because of things that appeared on this forum. The following is just a small sample of "serious" developments that have been made possible by this forum:

1. Several doctoral disertations, many master's theses, and many undergraduate senior seminar essays

2. Several books

3. NGOs--e.g., Leonenet Street Children Project, Lemuel Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund, COA Micro Loean Development Projects--in fact, I just forwarded an E-mail to Baba Mzuri Yaya from the coordinator of the COA projects in Bouake, Cote d'Ivoire who has been invited to go do her magic in Rwanda, as she has done in several other countries in Afrika (I am quite sure that Baba Mzuri is now kicking himself for that foolish stunt he pulled the other day--as I told him, it is critical that he is on this forum)

4. Wonderful camaraderie and hosting whenever a Leonenetter travels to another country or state where there is another Leonenetter--e.g., Karmor John Simbo and Karmor Abdul Rahman Lamin (Panga) spoiling me rotten each time I am in South Afrika, etc.

Please, anyone, list the "extremely serious" accomplishments of Kothoh Mohamed Jalloh's listserv!!!

In Peace Always,
Abdul Karim Bangura


Subject: Re: Moh'm Allie Jaloh under attack everywhere
From: CKC guy
To: All
Date Posted: 21:16:09 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-126-139-157.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.126.139.157

Message:
Is this Moh'm Jalloh trying to self-project himself again? I have to advice the Corioko management that if this "Moh'm Syndrome" is not resolved once and for all, this forum is going be ruined. Excellent minds are going to be turned-off because of one man's unquenchable thirst for self-enlargement.


Subject: Re: IGNORE THE CREEP
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 16:41:58 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
I do not think one bad apple will ruin this forum, no matter how offensive and persistent our foolish tormentor is.

I have already noticed that forumites are dealing with him most effectively via a combination of admonition and silent treatment. Just ignore the creep, regardless of his persistence and nastiness. He is the one being left out from our discussions. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: Sheku Kallon, Stop Talking to Yourself
From: Leonenet
To: All
Date Posted: 02:36:10 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
Kallon, you are making yourself into a nuisance.


Subject: COCORIOKO BECOMING VERY INTERESTING ONCE AGAIN
From: Pa. Cole
To: All
Date Posted: 17:13:43 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac8371c3.ipt.aol.com at 172.131.113.195

Message:
I love the articles in Cocorioko today.The article on Technology challenged my intellect. I do not agree that C.Thorpe is the woman of the year but I liked the writer's use of the English Language. I also liked the article and picture on Kenya. Can we rust the publishers of Cocorioko that the paper is changing back to what it was before September 17 ? I hope so. Cocorioko has the potential to be the best .We hope it is moving back to that direction.


Subject: AN AWAKENING FOR TINDOUF REFUGEES
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 12:55:29 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-153-17-212.range86-153.btcentralplus.com at 86.153.17.212

Message:
They have suffered for over two decades, a new awakening may bring light onto their steps.


Subject: What a Joke- Switzerland
From: Tszyu
To: All
Date Posted: 11:17:25 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.142

Message:
Switzerland has a negative propaganda about would be Africans trying to migrate illegally to their country and is one depicting an African being chased by the police and undergoing real hard time because of lack of proper documents. It is funny after most African leaders deposit their loot there, they do not want African to even consider Switzerland as an alternative if you fleeing from a war torn African country or otherwise.
It is about time African wake up instead of back biting each other.
 


Subject: Re: What a Joke- Switzerland
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 19:07:07 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n219078100254.netvigator.com at 219.78.100.254

Message:
The bottom line is we should also reciprocate indirectly by making our countries impermeable. The fact is that most African countries are porous. Any crip can come in collect and go.

For example, we have huge mineral resources and I am sure capable human resources as well, but what is making us poor and our countries increasingly in hospitable even to ourselves?

In front of my eyes, I have seen a village turned into a cosmopolitan city in just five years. So I strongly believe that the same can be done in SL and other African countries. We only need proper attention from our leaders.
 


Subject: Re: What a Joke- Switzerland
From: ITK
To: All
Date Posted: 17:40:58 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 38.98.119.16

Message:
TSzyu:

But Switzerland is one of the few (if not only) country a Sierra Leonenan with a green card can enter without a visa -- not even England permits that (used to, but not after rebel war intensified).

The Swiss, as you know, are very conservative and inward-looking. Never had a problem there with any of them (if you happen to meet them -- blinds are always closed; very private).

To be honest, have never found them to be racist -- this despite the fact that (and I have witnessed this myself over the years) some less than desirable refugess are slowly increasing in numbers. Think drug dealing, prostitution, etc. Unfortunately Africans are in the mix.

 

 


Subject: A GREAT PIECE ALL CAN LEARN FROM
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 10:36:49 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-192-22.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.192.22

Message:
On reading this piece by my most admirable literary genius, I was able to contend with my belief that we are an extension of each other. As aspiring politicians we should heed closely and absorb thoroughly the narrative below.

We practice politics to enrich our immediate kith and kin - that to so many is an ingredient for the construction of chaos in a society. The wellbeing of the society in every respect should be paramount.

The west construed the idea of the 'Welfare State' to avert anarchism after experiences that surfaced as a result of the neglect of their societies.

Our leaders can be great leaders if they put the welfare of the nation above all else.

 

 


Subject: Re: A GREAT PIECE ALL CAN LEARN FROM
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 11:06:11 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
"So while Europe and the USA will be bargaining from a unified position, we in Africa will be bargaining with these Western blocs as separate nations, regions or even clans. Now is the time to raise issues. It is the time to demand a clear answer to the big question: what are the political parties� visions for Kenya in the world? Unfortunately, focus on issues is often the first victim of political election fever. Instead of holding a candidate to account, some look to the candidate�s pockets. And from the supporters of the contesting parties comes demonization of their opponents with incredible distortions and downright lies.

Some want to silence others with violence. Yet, others base their judgement on the ethnic origins of the leader they oppose or support. They forget that being a member of an ethnic group or gender is not a matter of political choice; it is a result of biological fact. If I tell you that I am a Mgky or Mjaluo or Mgiriama and proud of it, which of course I should be, that does not tell you where I stand on policy. Even people of the same gender, ethnicity, and faith can have different views on social issues." Professor Ngugi wa Thiong�o


Thanks Chez the link. Professor Thiongo's article is a masterpiece. And it is so true even in our own Sierra Leonean context. WOW!


Subject: Re: A GREAT PIECE ALL CAN LEARN FROM
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 19:37:37 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Terrific excerpt from the one and only Ngugi.


Subject: Re: A GREAT PIECE ALL CAN LEARN FROM
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 12:51:22 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-153-17-212.range86-153.btcentralplus.com at 86.153.17.212

Message:
without a shadow of doubt. We can easily get out of our problems if we only treat each other with respect and trust; our nations will not know hunger or the abject poverty our people find themselves. With collective efforts - the strong helping the weak to be strong will yield a very healthy society in mind and body.


Subject: Re: A GREAT PIECE ALL CAN LEARN FROM
From: Candid Opinion - Cheapest Calls to Africa
To: All
Date Posted: 21:26:56 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
Nowhere is this more evident than the societal structures of the amish people..

In thier own lil ways.. they collectively build the village school, the court barray, the teachers house...the new church and the sunday school...

Its a shame instead with us..its the opposites......we just spend our collective time..

Burning down the village school..
Rape the school teacher...
Chop off the hands of he village imam...

Its seems we Africans lost a gene climbing the evolution ladder..

No Offence....just can't fathom what has and is happening to us..

From biafra.. to namibia to darfur to congo and zimbabwe..to liberia and salones blood diamonds and now Kenya..and south Africa is seething with the Zuma issue....

Man can't imagine what is sooooooooooooo wrong with us...
We can't seem to get one single *&##^*# country right..

WHY????

When man looks at 200 years ago in the wild wild west.. of america.. with scalping indians and gun toting rascals...

Wells Fargo.. my mortgage company delivered mail and valued cargo from Boston to California.....
In 3 weeks.. by horse draw coaches....And in 2008.. man cant send a letter from Freetong to Bo..

Its freeking depressing..


Subject: What The SLPP Should Learn From Barack Obama
From: Chief Justice
To: All
Date Posted: 09:06:58 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
The SLPP should learn something from Barack Obama. The SLPP should field a presidential candidate that has LITTLE or NO record when compared to our tainted politicians.


Point Number Two: The SLPP should field a candidate that has the looks and personality to match Ernest Koroma. Regardless what some people may say, looks matter in politics and in daily life. Good looks attract people politically as they do in other areas of life.
If the SLPP candidate in 2012 is clean, good looking and intelligent, he will give the APC a good run for their money. Le the process begin. The SLPP should begin to look for a young, fresh, energetic and good looking candidate to bring the party back to the peole.


Subject: Re: What The SLPP Should Learn From Barack Obama
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 18:42:23 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n219078100254.netvigator.com at 219.78.100.254

Message:
Look! Let's forget about politics for now. A good discussion about infrastructural development is going on and most people don't even want to give it a short.

I would like us to brainstorm on how to improve the living standard of our people rather talking politics-it is not going to feed us.

My advice is you crack your brain on the infrastructural thing otherwise when you visit SL or Lungi, you will be given a canoe for transportation from Lungi to Freetown.
 


Subject: Re: What The SLPP Should Learn From Barack Obama
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 19:55:16 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Mr. Sisay:

I believe we can debate both politics and infrastructure at the same time without missing anything. Our brains are surely larger than peanuts!

The point our CJ has brought up gives us food for thought. Bad politics can ruin a whole country and prevent infrastuctural development or damage and/or destroy existing ones.

See Kenya today! Who is crazy enough to develop a bridge or windmills there. The Nairobi Stockmarket lost 10% of its value of its value yesterday alone.

If we do politics right, we can build a great nation. Changes are taking place in whiteman's mentality ala Iowa.

Can we Africans learn the key lessons follow suit/improve or shall we remain last again in discriminatory practices while our countries implode destroying expensive infrastructure and blocking capital and technological inflows?

All my best. - JL


Subject: Re: What The SLPP Should Learn From Barack Obama
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 20:47:00 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
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Message:
JL,
Our presidential election by and large was regarded as a peaceful one�an example even for some western countries to follow.

Our country is behind today because we have been living between elections. Immediately after one we start planning for the other one in order to get re-elected. An example of this is seen in EBK's administration. Instead of bringing in people that can really help improve the country his administration is loaded mostly with friends, tribal colleges and concubines.

I would like us to breakaway from this sort of mentality and focus on the main issue: The People. Improving the living standard of our people should be our focus. And any current topic addressing this issue should be littered with responses or inputs instead of popping up a separate discussion on politics simultaneously to divert attention.
 


Subject: Re: What The SLPP Should Learn From Barack Obama
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 21:09:42 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Mr. Anthony Sisay:

There is considerable logic in the position you have articulated. Lets see how this approach develops. Thanks. - JL


Subject: Re: What The SLPP Should Learn From Barack Obama
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 21:17:53 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n219078100254.netvigator.com at 219.78.100.254

Message:
JL, you are always an open minded individual. Thanks!


Subject: Re: What The SLPP Should Learn From Barack Obama
From: Really?
To: All
Date Posted: 02:38:23 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
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"JL, you are always an open minded individual."

Really? Do you call John Leigh's tribalistic attack on Fulanis a sign of open-mindedness?


Subject: Re: What The SLPP Should Learn From Barack Obama
From: Truth
To: All
Date Posted: 20:41:25 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Stop the hypocrisy, Mr. Leigh. Ask yourself the question: Am I contributing to the backwardness of my country by spewing tribalistic filth about Fulani here?

 


Subject: Re: THE REAL LESSON FROM THE OBAMA VICTORY
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:17:32 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Hon. Mr. Chief Justice:

My take is slightly different from yours re the Obama success in Iowa.

In my view, his impressive success rests on a two-sided foundation.

You've correctly pointed out the Obama qualities.

But how about the qualities demonstrated by the voters, especially the White voters, who voted for someone deemed outside their race?

Can we African voters look at a candidate's real qualities like you've correctly pointed out re Obama, rather than on such dubious factors as his tribe, region, religion, personal friendship, village-school-church-Mosque mateism, komaneism, etc.?

To me, genuine equal opportunity for each and every candidate regardless of race or tribe, etc. is the real message for us African in the Iowa matter. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: THE REAL LESSON FROM THE OBAMA VICTORY
From: Monkey noba lef im blackhan
To: All
Date Posted: 22:18:46 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Mr. Leigh, Please disregard this individual. If he has a personal vandetta against you, let him bring it up and not hide behind an issue that had been addressed. Case close!


Subject: Re: THE REAL LESSON FROM THE OBAMA VICTORY
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 10:51:26 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Dear Mr. Monkey noba ......:

Thank you very much. I have long anticipated advice like yours and that of Mr. Boima and others to ignore this sour-puss fool by not even opening the postings of this our lonely one-thousand-and-one moniker abuser-tormentor.

I am sure you, Mr. Boima and others will be glad to know that because of his foul nature and narrow-mindedness, his postings telegraph themselves loudly to me. Hence, I do not open then anymore. I am through and through with reading his rubbish. we all know that he relies on abuse and spite, not logic and fair play.

Even so, I will be a little bit charitable towards our brilliant fool by holding in reserve some sympathy for him because he has been at his sole, most brilliant parity expertise Nobel Peace Prize idea ignorantly for over 30 long years only to see it go done the drain in $30,000 worth of 30,000 parity plassas leones, despite all his boastful talk of tripple or quintripple or so brilliant honors dunce degrees.

So, please be assured that your advice and that of several others are well taken. I am grateful. - JL


Subject: Re: THE REAL LESSON FROM THE OBAMA VICTORY
From: Conscience
To: All
Date Posted: 02:25:10 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Are you saying that a tribalist like John leigh should ignore attempts to get him to show remorse for his tribalism towards Fullahs?

And pray tell us how this case was closed like you say: By John leigh apologizing to all Fullah that he insulted? If that has not happened, how can the case be clsoed when the open wound of tribalism caused by John is still untreated?

Can anyone be so callous as to call the insult of Fullahs which has not been addressed a case that is closed? Where is your conscience?


Subject: Re: THE REAL LESSON FROM THE OBAMA VICTORY
From: Mado
To: All
Date Posted: 12:46:54 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
JK has categorically stated that he has the utmost respect for fullas. what else do you want him to say. i think you are the one ignitiing tribal war fare and not JL.


Subject: Re: THE REAL LESSON FROM THE OBAMA VICTORY
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 23:26:12 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Mr. Mado:

Please do not give this bozzo too much credit. He is needlessly too bitter and deadbeat for no valid reason. All he got was what was coming to him anyway.

Clever-by-half as this 1,001 moniker abuser is, he would never be able to ignite anything, not even provoking a decision whereby the US$ will be in 1:1 parity with the Leone.

Please understand his sad plight: he has ignorantly labored futilely for over 30 years on this $-Leone parity proposal, with his brilliant tripple honors degree, only to end up in $30,000 worth of weekly plassas "parity" that can be purchased at Bombay Street Market for only Le30,000 or $10.00.

His argument is that IMF should make up the difference betwen $10.00 and $30,000 weekly for Musu's plassas market because the IMF unfairly or corruptly "devalued" the Leone when it was the notorious corruption of the OLD APC that created the problem. Thanks. - JL

PS: I will not open any follow up posting from Mr. Moniker abuser.
 


Subject: Re: THE REAL LESSON FROM THE OBAMA VICTORY
From: Conscience
To: All
Date Posted: 15:27:24 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
On the contrary. What I want is what any one wants when insulted by a tribalist -- an apology.

You are the one encouraging tribalism by suggesting that Leigh can insult Fulanis with impunity.


Subject: Re: THE REAL LESSON FROM THE OBAMA VICTORY
From: Pharisee
To: All
Date Posted: 15:34:03 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
To me, genuine equal opportunity for each and every candidate regardless of race or tribe, etc. is the real message for us African in the Iowa matter.
_____________________________________________________________

John, did you believe this before or after you insulted the Fula tribe on this forum last October with your nasty tribalistic remarks?

Shameless people like you make me sick.


Subject: WILL AMERICA DO IT?
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 08:18:20 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
With all of its virtues and defense of human rights worldwide, the United States is also known for its historical use, abuse, misuse and segregation of black citizens. It�s this history that has haunted America for so long that only few of its black citizens believe in the establishment. African Americans are almost always on top of the negative side of every statistics, from disease, fatherlessness, teen pregnancy, school dropout rate to incarceration. While many argue that the black Americans are to blame for their own demise, others argue that the root of this disintegration in the black community is historical---slavery, lynching and discrimination, etc.

Yesterday Senator Barack Obama made history to be the first viable African American presidential candidate to win the Iowan caucuses. Even though the road ahead is still rugged, the Iowan victory sent a powerful message not only to the rest of the country but to the entire world that anything is possible. Question now is; will America enslave the Blackman and then turn again and enthrone the Blackman? I think so.

What�s your take on this?
 


Subject: Re: WILL AMERICA DO IT?
From: James Bond
To: All
Date Posted: 11:11:57 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 1cust6453.an2.ind20.da.uu.net at 63.18.217.53

Message:
This does not come as a suprise, the baby bomers and beyond were raised with the notion that blacks are an inferior race and prior to now they account for much of the votes casted in selecting a president. That idea has since been diluted with the younger generation (18-40yrs.)Obama and his team did what it took to bring them to the pools and thus the result. In fact, young white folks are asking when will Affarmative Action end, as far as they are concern blacks are up to speed.


Subject: Re: WILL AMERICA DO IT?
From: Joseph S. Sherman
To: All
Date Posted: 09:46:42 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Semaj,

Nothing is impossible in life. There were cynics and skeptics during the Apartheid era in South Africa that blacks will never be free when you consider the powerful stake holders who were supporting the apartheid regime. However, resilience and divine intervention, the shackles of apartheid is dismantled. So also in the United States, the oppression, suppression and dehumanization of the blackman will pay off gradually. Today America is considered the greatest country in the universe because of the sweat and blood that our ancestors have invested. Therefore it is obvious that the blackman will rise from ashes to glory. I once had a political discussion with a white friend who asked my view about the possible candidate for the democratic party, when I told him Hilary Clinton, he said whites will rather vote for a blackman than a woman. America, eventhough is an advocate for equality, women are still discriminated in all aspect of life. We quite know that racism is alive for die-hard fanatics to vote for Obama, but the Iowa caucus is breaking the ice and I won't be suprised that New Hampshire will do the same. All of us blacks and minorities should have faith in ourselves that nothing is impossible in the sight of God


Subject: Re: WILL AFRICANS DO IT ALSO?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:01:28 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
"Nothing is impossible in life.........All of us blacks and minorities should have faith in ourselves that nothing is impossible in the sight of God." Quoting Mr. Joseph S. Sherman
=====================================================

ISSUE:

Will us Africans (us Liberians, us Sierra Leoneans, us Congolese, us Kenyans, etc.) open our minds, hearts, priveleges and opportunities in all aspects of human endeavor equally inside our own countries to our own mirginalized minorities and women?

Incidentally, Obama is of African-American (Kenya-Kansas) heritage. Thank you. - JL

 


Subject: Re: WILL AFRICANS DO IT ALSO?
From: Joseph S. Sherman
To: All
Date Posted: 18:36:29 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Indeed, Mr. Leigh, I see no reason why we can't do what other progressive nations have done. Us diasporans are playing a vital role in the development of these nations. Most importantly we abide by the norms that helped shape the economies of these countries. So why can't we do the same in Africa. The civility been exhibited by Sierra Leoeneans in the August 2007 elections is a light in the tunnel that African governments are on the path to liberating ourselves from individualism. The scenario in Kenya could have happened in Sierra Leone if the opposition could have resisted the elections or maybe beacuse of international pressure. The incumbent in Sierra Leone (EBK)has learnt a lesson that gone are the days of manipulation, coercion of the electorates and acts of impunity. One thing I feel that will transform a country is if her citizens look beyond the issues of ethnicity and nepotism-as in the case of Kenya. If only we cooperate and put our well acquired human resources together, Sierra Leone will once become the Anthens of Africa.


Subject: Re: WILL AMERICA DO IT?
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 10:08:23 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
"All of us blacks and minorities should have faith in ourselves that nothing is impossible in the sight of God" Joseph S. Sherman

Mr. Sherman: You're quite right. All things are possible with God. And if America made history by being the first to send man on the moon, then America can do it again....America can send a Blackman to the Whitehouse.

 


Subject: Re: WILL AMERICA DO IT?
From: LOW GRADE SAN SAN
To: All
Date Posted: 13:22:23 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 86.154.251.40

Message:
....America can send a Blackman to the Whitehouse

And Iowa which is approximately 94% white has just proved your point in the democratic caucuses by voting Obama with a clear 9 point lead over Mrs. Clinton the now former front runner. My only worry for him is that nationally, bringing the African American voters on board, will be a real struggle.Yet still its Iowa today and New Hampshire on Tuesday the 8.


Subject: Re: WILL AMERICA DO IT?
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 15:42:14 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
You may right because the black Americans' trust in the system has been greatyly undermine by the tragic the nation's tragic history of discrimination. However, those African Americans who will not come on board to be part of their own history will have only themselves to blame for generations to come. I'm not advocating a block vote by black-Americans but there is every pointer to the fact that the Senator from Illinois can deliver the goods irrespective of skin color. I want to be part of that history!


Subject: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 01:17:22 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-119.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.119

Message:
I have visited your website where I saw and went through your plan.Great idea!Fantastic on paper! However I have some reservations about your plan. It is easy to use photoshop to convey an idea.Such virtual stuff can be very impressive to the layman but not an engineer like me and many like me too.I am not gearing for any confrontation here-just my opinions.
From the engineering viewpoint, conveying an idea is not just about using photoshop or powerpoint;it is also about showing CAD drawings analysis using the likes of Autocad, Solidworks,Proengineer etc.
What you have shown is no new knowledge to Sierra Leoneans as everyone knows from time memorial that a Lungi bridge is a necessity.What I think you should add is the "HOW" is is to be done and that is where design drawings come using CAD software.


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 07:08:28 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: pcd283226.netvigator.com at 203.218.73.226

Message:
Bai Bureh,
I think what Patrick has done is fantastic. He has just put in an idea; mind you it is different from a detail technical proposal. You were talking of AutoCAD; Solidworks; ProEngineer; etc. At this stage he does not need to. He might have made of use of 3D Max or Maya even, but they are all not required. He has put in a tremendous amount of time already and is seeking or asking for your contribution, if you could. Would you be kind enough to help?
Anthony
 


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 09:32:35 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-119.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.119

Message:
Anthony I am contemplating on how I can contribute from the mechanical engineering viewpoint.I am more interested in the technical aspects of the Lungi bridge.At the moment I am trying to evisage what kind of bridge it will be i.e. whether it will be the folding kind that will have a provison for a mechanism to allow movement of sea vessels underneath.
Right now as I am replying to you I have constructed a simple model using Autocad 2008 and will be doing some FEM simulations using my own data.

But I think this has to do more with your area and I believe you can be of greater help than I.Have you done something?


Subject: Patrick Comments on "Response to Patrick Bockari of SLID"
From: Patrick Bockari, SLID Senior Partner
To: All
Date Posted: 17:33:19 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: patbock48@yahoo.com
Entered From: 74-37-140-105.dsl1.ekgv.ca.frontiernet.net at 74.37.140.105

Message:
My Fellow Citizens (Not trying to sound like a politician, Dr. John Leigh may be the politician who gets my vote in 2012) [Smile Doc!]:
Seriously, I want to thank you all for the extensive discussions following my posting on the Sierra Leone Infrastructure Development (SLID) proposal which you may download free from the url provided below. Honestly, I am not disappointed by your comments which fail to address the issue I put before you, my fellow citizens (particularly in the Diaspora).

What is disappointing is that we Sierra Leoneans have failed to change time after time. Given opportunities similar to what other countries have used to change their countries, we Sierra Leoneans squander ours. We focus on the negatives, we criticize great ideas and replace them with mediocre ones, our visions are limited by our dependence on handouts or so-called donors, and we fail to respond to questions asked of us, and instead, we digress to secondary issues - which often do not address the key problem put before us. We ended the war without a bold plan that addresses the causes of the war. We have changed the government and we are applauding the new government which has a proposed a budget that will not even begin to address the problems of the country.

What did I put before this forum in my posting? Virtually none of you addressed it.
That aside, since it appears you don�t want to engage in serious efforts, let us discuss your Lungi Bridge and some of the non-issues you raised. If you read SLID, what are the key elements of the proposal?

Do the key elements of SLID address any significant Sierra Leone national?

Is there a significant probability that the proposal is feasible based on the information provided?

Could the assumptions and information in SLID be independently verified by anyone who is interested in the purpose of the proposal?

Now let me specifically address some of your comments:

1. Some one, I believe Bia Bureh, talked about the photographic aspect and the need to have presented engineering details and possibly, calculations. I say we did not need to. Proposals like SLID use artist perceptions, photograps, etc, with preliminary estimates based on fairly accurate established cost data - sometimes adjusted for price escalation, geographic cost variations, labor and material sources, etc. We did that with SLID. Think of the audience. SLID is only 21 pages, half of it photographs and the government is still studying it. How much time do you think it would have taken if we had included engineering details?

2. THE LUNGI BRIDGE Vs. Relocating the airport or constructing a coastal road/highway to Lungi. I enjoyed your exchanges and they confirm an assumption we made in SLID that led to proposing a toll bridge built by private-government partnership. We estimated $400 million and three years to complete - and we projected that the cost could be significantly lower if we employ cost cutting innovations stated in SLID. There is no way the Lungi Bridge could cost $3 billion as someone suggested. I was part of the design team on the Oakland - San Francisco Bay Bridge, and I designed the bent caps, abutments, deck overhangs, and part of of the foundations of the most esthetically pleasing bridge in California - The Devil's Slide Tunnel/Bridge near San Francisco. I have designed and constructed (as the construction engineer) some of the most complex highway pavements, bridges, culverts, and retaining structures in California. I have worked as team on some of the most advanced highway studies anywhere, including traffic studies, multi-modal alternative studies, cost benefit studies, etc.
THE LUNGI BRIDGE MAY COST $350 TO $400 million.
ALTERNATIVES: Adequate highways to new locat1on of airport and traffic management, and cost of new airport; multiple bridges if you use a costal highway to Lungi; like Dr. Leigh said, mitigating the economic impact of removing the airport from Lungi; etc. We found each alternative more expensive, more traffic problems, provides less development impact, and lives no monoment of development legacy for our children. I don't want to be the generation that lives nothing to show in terms of bold development! That is a compelling reason for us that proposed SLID.

But the Lungi Bridge is a very small (1.33%) of the total SLID infrastructure development proposal. Even that, private funds may cover most of it. It will expand Freetown to the beautiful land across the bay.

Lastly, the Lungi Bridge will be a major national accomplishment for our country, and lead us to other greater things. I think we can afford it, we need it, and it will pay for itself if built in about 20 years.

What is wrong with planning for 20 years ahead? The SLID proposal will take next 10 to 15 years to finish construction.

ON A SIDE NOTE: The current National Budget of $340 million is guaranteed to fail the people of our country. Even without corruption, $340 million will not even clean Freetown.

You admire Ghana for what? It is their infrastructure that is attracting investment there.

The Bumbuna Dam was originally designed to produce 1,500 Mega Watts, and cost about $200 million, and be completed in 5 years. It has taken about 30 years, cost over $700 million, and is going to be less than 4% of its intended capacity.

Talking about alternative energy, there is a 30 mega watts OCEAN TIDAL CURRENT (OTC) capacity between Freetown and Conakry - one of the few Ocean Tidal Current electricity sources in the world. OTC is like hydro-electricity generated in specific locat1ons in the ocean around the world. Its use is growing. Paris, France, gets 65 mega watts from OTC. I raised the issue in a World Bank energy conference in 2000 but no one in Sierra Leone's National Power Authority had ever heard of Ocean Tidal Current. I was shocked!

Conclusion:
I will continue, with my partner and the hundreds of Sierra Leoneans around the world who believe that SLID is feasible, to push for our government to consider SLID. It makes sense to do what SLID proposes.
We in the Diaspora can finance the Lungi Bridge and get significant returns on our money. Let us set up a bond financing program - with bonds maturing in 15 years. What doo you think?


Subject: Re: Patrick Comments on "Response to Patrick Bockari of SLID"
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 04:00:57 01/06/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-119.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.119

Message:
Patrick I think my suggestion has not been out of place.Many professionals have different ways of doing things.Well I can say I have learned something new from your ways.The difference between us is that we may belong to the same discipline but not the same domain.I am a mechanical engineering consultant who specialises in machine and vehicle design in Europe.In most of the projects I have participated,for you to attract the costumer or investor, you have to compete with several other engineers which normally takes place in stages and for you to survive you have to present as much information as you can, keeping your audience in mind.In such situations it is not just about the 'WHAT' and 'WHEN' but the 'HOW' too.The automotive industry is a competetive and dynamic place where ideas have to be as convincing as a preacher.We believe in holding nothing back and for that we have to do all the magical stuff to get the contract.We accompany pictures with lots of engineering details irrespective of which stage the competion has reached.

You should remember that I have not trashed your proposal which I beleive is feasible nor tried to discourage you or others;I have only expressed my views.

Anyway if you manage to push your proposal through,please feel free if there is any need, to contact me for my contributions in the design areas.
Cheers!


Subject: Re: Patrick Comments on "Response to Patrick Bockari of SLID
From: Yaya Fanusie
To: All
Date Posted: 19:08:09 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: saigobe@lanset.com
Entered From: pool-71-245-169-215.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net at 71.245.169.215

Message:
Patrick,
Did you mail document to:
Sai Gobe,Inc.
PO BOX 8741
Silver Spring, Maryland. 20907
Yaya Fanusie


Subject: Re: Patrick Comments on "Response to Patrick Bockari of SLID
From: Patrick Bockari
To: All
Date Posted: 19:28:20 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I owe you an apology. I have been caught in many things including personal issues. I will get it this coming week. I should have called.

Patrick


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 18:15:32 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n219078100254.netvigator.com at 219.78.100.254

Message:
Bai Bureh,

If we are to build a bridge between Lungi and Freetown, a suspension bridge or hybrid suspension bridge will be the best type. These are mostly very high that could allow a vessel of any type to pass under them. Also, the site under consideration does not warrant a folding type bridge, let alone the maintenance cost of a folding bridge.

I also agree with the other guys that there could be other cheaper options than building a bridge between Lungi and Freetown.

I will suggest the following:
1. Put in place government owned hovercrafts (minimum two) to run between Lungi and Freetown on daily and regular basis.
2. At the same time improve the road between Lungi and Freetown via Portlocko.
3. Construct a high-speed train route along side the above route.
4. Consider then after 20 or so year hopefully in line with increased population density and frequent flights to Lungi, either to construct a bridge or a submerged tunnel between Lungi and Freetown.

At this time though, I will go for the first two items with regard to improving the link between Lungi and Freetown.

So, by all means, please keep on updating yourself, may be one day we will have the opportunity during our lifetime to change the face of that country for the world to admire.

I recommend that you also add, MicroStation to your drafting techniques.

Cheers,

Anthony
 


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 13:44:03 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Lungi Bridge is a waste of time..
Waste of money and waste of breath..

FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS...

So forget it..

 


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 15:17:45 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.142

Message:
Has anyone calculated the Opportunity Costs involved in building a bridge to Lungi?

What benefit can that same amount of money needed to build the said bridge produce elsewhere in SL? Here are some ideas:

1. Dam all major rivers in SL to generate all the electricity SL needs year-round even in the remotest village.

2. Hard-top all our roads first class - highways and within each and every community. No more dust choking people during the dry season!

3. Build worldclass schools, colleges, institutions, hospitals, waterworks, etc. all over sl.

4. Interconnect the whole country worldclass webwise.

5. Build ports and jetties, etc. and so on & on.

Lets find out first before committing to the bridge works.

Incidentally, what kind of traffic do we expect over the bridge during the first 15 years following its completion? How many flights a week uses Lungi these days - 10? 50? 75? How many passengers crossing over?

Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: BUFORD HWY
To: All
Date Posted: 22:10:21 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-71-204-124-73.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 71.204.124.73

Message:
Hello Mr Leigh,
It's been three months after the elections and I have yet to hear from you criticising your party as promised before the last presidential elections.Anyway since I am not too familiar with the vast lands in the provinces,could you please tell me where in Salone do we have the most flat land? My question is to answer your question on the opportunity cost of building a bridge from Lungi to Freetown.Instead of us building a bridge from lungi to freetown,why don't we construct/build another Internationally standard airport somewhere were there is flat land,extend Hastings airport to a modern airport,and turn Lungi airport to military air force base.We can also extend Freetown up to Hastings,and use those crown lands to build modern communities with shopping malls etc etc so that the Freetown population can be moved to this communities,which I think will help ease the traffic congestion.This is just my suggestions that I think we can divert the Lungi bridge funds which I think will be not less than $3 billion,and use these funds to construct these infrastructions.


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:04:21 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
Mr. BUFORD HWY:

Happy New Year, Mr. PMDC!

My recollection of my post-election plan is slightly different in the area you've kindly called to my attention. My plan was to lay low for 12, not 3, months and not criticize the new government. So my idea of an honeymoon period is not yet over.

Please therefore be patient. The New APC government needs time and they are not doing badly at all! Please bear in mind that no one is perfect and that our country is a most difficult place, indeed and overpopulated with malevolent types lacking in any gratitude.

And now that my party is in opposition, I am involved behind the scenes to help reform our party and clean it of some big problems. This is not easy at all. My preference, though, is not to wash our dirty linens in public view. Hope you will understand. Thanks.

A. FLATLANDS

NOW with regards to the substantive matters you've kindly presented for discussion, I am putting my hands up and say, I am not a Geographer at all. But this much I do know from my travels:

1. There are plenty of flat lands from Hastings onto MaSaka. There is also plenty of flat lands within 20-25 miles radius of Yilleh, as well as from the Southern part Valunia Chiefdom (Mongheri)in Bo District all the way to the coast. In fact, approximately 50 miles north of our Atlantic shoreline outside the Western Area consist mostly of lowlands.

2. Further, Mahera, Lokomassama, Moforki and Masimera chiefdoms consist of vast tracts of flatlands also.

3. And not all flatlands are suitable for international airports as rivers, large streams and vast wetlands abound.

4. Flatlands are also abundant east of Kenema town unto the Western part of Kailahun District.

B. LUNGI AIRPORT

With regards to talk about relocating Lungi Airport, I think it is a very bad idea, at least at this time. Lets forget about the cost of relocat1on at this point for the purpose of this discussion, and put ourselves in the shoes of the inhabitants of Lungi and its environs.

How would you feel if they take away from you the only thing of commercial value and carry it to the Western Area (an area already chocking with amenities)- leaving a huge vacuum and ghost towns and villages behind?

Neither you, nor I would be happy at all. Deep dejection will set in and evil thoughts would soon creep in and may rise to the fore within a very large area in all of Port Loko District, even into elsewhere in the Northern Province. Not Smart at all!

My own solution is simple, practical and fair:

(i) build a firstclass international commercial city around Lungi Airport as the anchor; and invite international companies to set up their West African headquaters there. Let enterprising Sierra Leoneans of all tribes relocate their on equal terms. No tribalism as in Freetown.

(ii) build firstclass residential communities away from the shoreline into Lokomassa and elswhere in Mahera; And no tribalism.

(iii) build firstclass highways linking Lungi to all the provinces and thence to Freetown; (build civilized commercial jetties on several spots on both sides of the Sierra Leone River estuary, Port Loko and Koya Rivers and unto the Southern points in the Western Area to Kent and Tombo and unto Southern Sierra Leone communities.

(iv)Finance and build a marine industry of professional quality.

(v) When our country becomes truly civilized and prosperous ( no dis, no dat), we can think of another international airport elsewhere and a bridge linking Lungi and Freetown.

(vi) Such a bridge may not be viable until a productive, persevering, successful population of at least one million is propering in the Lungi/Mahera/Lokomassama Metro Area and untill 100 flights a day carrying properous tourists and businessmen (not Yorkshire coalminers) land at Lungi.

That's my take. And thanks for asking. - JL


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Lamin
To: All
Date Posted: 13:05:21 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-147-165-192.range86-147.btcentralplus.com at 86.147.165.192

Message:
Bra Leigh, this is one the best i have read from you. as you rightly said, building a lungi bridge at this stage in our development will be counter productive.


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Paul Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 02:44:57 01/06/08 ()
Email Address: paulbangs2004@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-24-10-70-126.hsd1.ca.comcast.net at 24.10.70.126

Message:
This guy Lamin, makes me laugh. Lamin talks about building a bridge at this time to be counter- productive. What production does it counter? When do we construct a bridge in our country so that it will not be counter productive? Eventhough Rome was not built in a day, the builders started in one day and finished several days running into years after. Has Sierra Leone got to wait until the return of Christ to undertake a bold development like the one Patrick and Sahr are talking about in that unparalled proposal?

When people think big they are treated seriously. We have never thought big to our international partners as a nation; that is why they have never taken us seriously. The moment we start thinking as a people who want to see good things in terms of bold infrastructural development happen in their country our partners will treat us with all the required seriousness.

I must confess that when I saw the SLID proposal, I had not the conviction that up to this moment we would be talking about it like we are doing on the forum. This proposal does not have its kind and there is nothing in it we cannot do. We have the resources and we all are in agreement about that. Don't Sierra Leoneans know that we should not be begging? How can we live by Nile and wash our hands with spittle? Isn't that ridiculous? With all that abounds in our shores we should not be talking; our Finance Minister should not be presenting a budget that will make other people look at us and believe that we are still thinking small.

I think we can still be a small nation and act big because God has blessed us with the resources that will enable us to act big. What do we want to leave as a mark of development for our children? Don't you see that proposal as opening our eyes to living in the 21st Century? So what is counterproductive about having a bridge among the many developemnt issues Patrick and Sahr are opening our eyes to in the SLID proposal?

When people in the developed world read through it they thought we would encourage our government to call these guys to come home to make people understand how they came about with their calculations and what they are talking about (some of which we all know as true). We are not doing that but talking about counter-productivity. If we live in today's world, we cannot afford to back up from those issues those guys put foward. They are not talking about taxing Kinie Vamboi in the village to do those development projects. They are saying we have the resources (and we all know we have them), let us trade them well to raise the required amount that will make our international partners believe we mean business this time around. They are saying let us use our resources sensibly in order to stop going to donors in order to buy water to drink. They are saying construct a bridge so that you can ease trafic delays; make our people in Lungi to stop waiting endlessly for the ferry which hardly keeps its schedule times; so that we can have a tourist attraction and many more. They are saying many things in that proposal. Read it with the heart that loves to see good things happen in the country.

According to Lamin, if building the bridge to link Lungi and Freetown will be counter-productive, what would building the 6 and 4 lane roads that will link the whole country be? There are a whole lot of good and serious issues spelt out in that proposal that require our support as a nation and not to remain in our small minds and refer to it otherwise. The Lungi bridge is just one in the package. If we connect the country by building good roads, we can link Lungi to Freetown by a bridge not necessarily constructing the bridge from Kissy Terminal to Targrin. A bridge can be built even from the Huntingdon end to Targrin. How about that? That will be less costly becuase the distance is shorter.

LAMIN, LET US THINK BIG AND WELL FOR OUR NATION. We need to open up and try to look at good things; even that can MAKE PEOPLE BELIEVE WE ARE SERIOUS.


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Patrick Bockarim SLID Senior Partner
To: All
Date Posted: 03:53:15 01/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 74-37-140-105.dsl1.ekgv.ca.frontiernet.net at 74.37.140.105

Message:
Paul Bangura, please call or email me. I need some background info so I can keep you in our database. I could not have said it better than you. Thank you.


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Paul Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 02:43:41 01/06/08 ()
Email Address: paulbangs2004@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-24-10-70-126.hsd1.ca.comcast.net at 24.10.70.126

Message:
This guy Lamin, makes me laugh. Lamin talks about building a bridge at this time to be counter- productive. What production does it counter? When do we construct a bridge in our country so that it will not be counter productive? Eventhough Rome was not built in a day, the builders started in one day and finished several days running into years after. Has Sierra Leone got to wait until the return of Christ to undertake a bold development like the one Patrick and Sahr are talking about in that unparalled proposal?

When people think big they are treated seriously. We have never thought big to our international partners as a nation; that is why they have never taken us seriously. The moment we start thinking as a people who want to see good things in terms of bold infrastructural development happen in their country our partners will treat us with all the required seriousness.

I must confess that when I saw the SLID proposal, I had not the conviction that up to this moment we would be talking about it like we are doing on the forum. This proposal does not have its kind and there is nothing in it we cannot do. We have the resources and we all are in agreement about that. Don't Sierra Leoneans know that we should not be begging? How can we live by Nile and wash our hands with spittle? Isn't that ridiculous? With all that abounds in our shores we should not be talking; our Finance Minister should not be presenting a budget that will make other people look at us and believe that we are still thinking small.

I think we can still be a small nation and act big because God has blessed us with the resources that will enable us to act big. What do we want to leave as a mark of development for our children? Don't you see that proposal as opening our eyes to living in the 21st Century? So what is counterproductive about having a bridge among the many developemnt issues Patrick and Sahr are opening our eyes to in the SLID proposal?

When people in the developed world read through it they thought we would encourage our government to call these guys to come home to make people understand how they came about with their calculations and what they are talking about (some of which we all know as true). We are not doing that but talking about counter-productivity. If we live in today's world, we cannot afford to back up from those issues those guys put foward. They are not talking about taxing Kinie Vamboi in the village to do those development projects. They are saying we have the resources (and we all know we have them), let us trade them well to raise the required amount that will make our international partners believe we mean business this time around. They are saying let us use our resources sensibly in order to stop going to donors in order to buy water to drink. They are saying construct a bridge so that you can ease trafic delays; make our people in Lungi to stop waiting endlessly for the ferry which hardly keeps its schedule times; so that we can have a tourist attraction and many more. They are saying many things in that proposal. Read it with the heart that loves to see good things happen in the country.

According to Lamin, if building the bridge to link Lungi and Freetown will be counter-productive, what would building the 6 and 4 lane roads that will link the whole country be? There are a whole lot of good and serious issues spelt out in that proposal that require our support as a nation and not to remain in our small minds and refer to it otherwise. The Lungi bridge is just one in the package. If we connect the country by building good roads, we can link Lungi to Freetown by a bridge not necessarily constructing the bridge from Kissy Terminal to Targrin. A bridge can be built even from the Huntingdon end to Targrin. How about that? That will be less costly becuase the distance is shorter.

LAMIN, LET US THINK BIG AND WELL FOR OUR NATION. We need to open up and try to look at good things even that can MAKE PEOPLE BELIEVE WE ARE SERIOUS.


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 23:30:42 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Korthor,
This is one of the reasons some of us come to the forum: a chance to see brilliant ideas that can help push the country forward. Indeed your suggestions about upgrading Hastings to an international airport is more economically feasible than the Lungi Bridge project. Lungi may just cost too much, take too long and become too much of a boondoggle and a pork barrel, to be of any use to us. Think Bumbuna a thousand times worse....and cry!
Also, we really do not have the million, billion gazillion dollars to build that bridge. 32 million dollars (the cost of the Freetown Generator), on the other hand, may upgrade the Hastings runways and give us another International airport AND save everybody the treacherous journey between Freetown and Lungi.
 


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Paul Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 03:27:19 01/06/08 ()
Email Address: paulbangs2004@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-24-10-70-126.hsd1.ca.comcast.net at 24.10.70.126

Message:
This is another small mind. Do you really know Sierra Leone? Are you a Sierra Leonean? Do you believe in what we have as our natural resources? Did you quantify them? Do you know what they worth? Do you really believe in the value of the diamonds, gold, bauxite, and above all, rutile? Did you read the SLID proposal? If you did, did you understand it? Did you read the several uses of rutile which we have? You need to go back to that document and stop hipping empty praises on your korthro. They are brilliant ideas but of those who think development is a day's undertaking. They want it all in their own time-that's it! Patrick and Sahr are thinking beyond themselves and some of us. We have the millions, the billions gazillion dollars (you talk about) to undertake that project. It is only us who believe in what we have as a nation that believe that the SLID proposal can be pursued. How can I have all that kind of wealth and decide to go to borrow money to buy a generator to light only my room, and not trade it to electrify my entire compound? I see the reason why we are not treated seriously even by our neighbors, Guinea. SLID is saying go for pipe-borne water and you are saying we can make do with wells. You need to take a serious look at that document again with a more serious mind for you to see what is written in it so that you can be one of us who believe that government needs to consider seriously to look at the SLID proposal and find a way to make the people benefit greatly from their God-giving resources.

Expand Hastings Airfield and supply power from Kingtom and see if you will not start having electricity being scheduled in the city. Expand Hastings for national flights; Good!. Anyway, there is no meaningful development that costs low; and it is not because it costs much that we should not do it. That should be all the more reason why we must do it. If we do all that is in SLID (which I believe we can do), we will be a model in the west coast of Africa, if not Africa. It is bad and does it cost less to become a model? Implemet SILD and have the life of the people changing for the better. Don't you believe?

Our contry has what the industrial world needs these days to do their thing and we go their to kolay and go back home dress in suits, pick our nags and go back to them to ask them for help which does not come freely. How we nor go tire? EE DO SO FOR DAE ASK FOR DONATION!


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Patrick Bockari
To: All
Date Posted: 03:42:43 01/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 74-37-140-105.dsl1.ekgv.ca.frontiernet.net at 74.37.140.105

Message:
Thank you Paul. I appreciate someone coming to the defennse of SLID in the way you have. I am looking for someone to actually read the proposal before sitting down to comment. Thanks a million times!


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 19:21:11 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n219078100254.netvigator.com at 219.78.100.254

Message:
JL,
If you dam all major rivers in the country for electricity supply alone the reverberating repercussion will be felt all over the country. The ecological damage alone will be unbearable. Marshlands/wetlands will be significantly affected. All tributaries will run dry and swamp rice farming will come to a halt.

So, JL, let's complete Bombuna alone and no more dams. Instead, let's turn to Solar and Wind Energy or even a small scale nuclear power plant. Don't forget that we have uranium in Freetown which comes in handy for a nuclear power plant.
 


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 19:42:17 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.142

Message:
Mr. Anthony Sisay:

Excellent point about solar and wind power. But so also is water power. These sustainable power sources are real alternatives to power from fosil fuel for electricity generation. However, I had no intention of suggesting that my sole choice for electricity is to dam rivers alone. The idea was merely coming up with some others uses the proposed Lungi bridge money could be put into.

Please note that Bunbuna is a very tiny project that will provide only a tiny portion of the electricity needed. More and bigger Bunbunas are sorely needed if the huge energy scarcity is to be conquered.

However, no rivers ought to be damed unless the environmental impact are carefully analysed and addressed.

One more thing. Sierra Leone has abundant marine life in the Ocean opposite. Part of the reason for this happy situation is because our rivers provide nutients to sustain that marine life as well as their spurning grounds for reproduction. We can't joke with this most valuable resource via a dam-of-rivers craze. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 20:33:37 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n219078100254.netvigator.com at 219.78.100.254

Message:
JL,

We should make use of the existing small scale dams and utilized them to the fullest to bring light to most part of the country.

The Bunbuna upon completion will be able to supply electricity to Freetown and its environs.

We should investigate possibilities of solar, wind and nuclear energies for a sustainable and clean energy supply in the long-term.


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 21:18:13 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.142

Message:
Mr. Sisay:

I agree but Bunbuna alone will not be enough for Freetown. It was designed over 25 years ago when Freetown had a population of only 250,000 and when the appliances in use were very few per huousehold. Since then the UN came with its America-style consumption of electricity and dollars. Besides, the population is over 1,500,000 today.

Moreover, nothing is more painful than to see the tranmission lines from Bunbuna bye-passing virtually all communities between the dam and Freetown. It is not fair! So, what next? - JL


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 21:58:29 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n219078100254.netvigator.com at 219.78.100.254

Message:
JL,

I would have agreed with you to a large extent that the capacity of Bunbuna upon completion will be inadequate to provide enough power to supply all the homes in Freetown due to a population increase if the dam was designed by a political scientist.

Civil engineers would have taken into account some 50 to 100 years population projection. I don't know the details for Bunbuna but I am sure it can be upgraded to cater for a population in excess of 5 million people or so.

Regards, Anthony


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 22:05:58 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.142

Message:
Mr. Sisay:

My info re the undercapacity of Bunbuna is about three years old and came from an electrical engineer who once ran NPA. - JL


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 06:54:32 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n219077235088.netvigator.com at 219.77.235.88

Message:
JL,
Bring the Akosombo dam in Ghana to the attention of your Electrical Engineer, may be that will help him make a better estimate next time round.
Anthony


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:05:57 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
Ok Mr. Sisay, we'll do!

And I just returned from an enjoyable week in Ghana. Very nice. Clean cities (I was in Accra, Cape Coast and Elmina, etc.), hardtop highways and byeways; uninterrupted, full power electricity everywhere and throughout; with internet cafes, mobile phones and pipe-burne water functioning even in remote villages.

Evidence of good education is everywhere. Even market women and street traders spoke excellent English and traded respectfully(and Ghanians are fun of Sierra Leoneans very much).

Taxi drivers are honest, clean, knowledgeable and civilized and their vehicles, decent

You would be proud to be a West African.

By the way, your optimism is contagious. Thanks. - JL


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Kenky
To: All
Date Posted: 13:48:00 01/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.82.85.3

Message:

Ghana is going to be the Hub for Anglo West Africa. Sounds like one could invest in Ghana.

These are heady times for the BLACK STAR Nation, with
record Gold prices and a potential BLACK GOLD Bonanza, from recently discovered oil fields.


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 03:18:30 01/06/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-119.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.119

Message:
So what? One can invest in Sierra Leone too!


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Paul Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 03:46:52 01/06/08 ()
Email Address: paulbangs2004@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-24-10-70-126.hsd1.ca.comcast.net at 24.10.70.126

Message:
Yes! investment will be possible in Sierra Leone and on a similar scale or bigger when we have the infrastructures in place. Did you read what is written about Ghana? Read again and decide to join some of us who are tired of kolaying. If Ghana who used to buy common tooth paste can become an example of development today ands we take time to talk about that, what are we doing as a nation? Don't you believe that if our government can do something with SLID, Ghana will come to us to ask how we did it when people are thinking that all is gone? For me the SLID document is not a dream as my friend was saying the other time. It is a reality. We should go for it. Oh how I wish preso can wake up one morning and pick that document, and he will be my man for life. I have a lot of pashion for those two guys who did that document. I have a lot of love for preso EBK and I am praying for God to give him the eyes to see what we are seeing in that document.


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 04:24:50 01/06/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-119.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.119

Message:
Yeah I think the SLID proposal is one of a kind.It indicates that we Sierra Leoneans are getting dead serious about the future of our country.For this proposal to come from Sierra Leonean professionals speaks volumes of how much we have come of age and how much we want our country to join the developing world.
I use to tell friends that we can do what others have done to develop their countries if only we dump pessimism into the trash container,decide to apply the knowledge and experience we have gained from working and studying in developed countries.I believe most of us know the processes and secrets of production which is already an asset.And for now the only big thing from my part to happen on this front is the SLID proposal-no two thoughts about it.

I hate to make comparisons with other countries on advancement.It pains me when people praise countries like Ghana,Gambia and Guinea ignoring the fact that these countries where nowhere near Salone before 1990. With this SLID thing,I beleive we are still not far behind.We are still capable.We can beat these countries if we want to.It all depends on us!


Subject: Re: To Patrick Bockarie of SLID
From: Jack
To: All
Date Posted: 14:30:09 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: Njai@comcast.net
Entered From: static-70-20-197-79.phil.east.verizon.net at 70.20.197.79

Message:
Can we talk? Check out my email address


Subject: Sierra Leone Infrastructure Development Proposal (SLID)
From: Patrick Bockari, Senior Partner, SLID Proposal.
To: All
Date Posted: 17:13:53 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: patbock48@yahoo.com
Entered From: pat.fwgc.dot.ca.gov at 149.136.17.253

Message:
Many in the Diaspora and from within Sierra Leone have suggested that we take the Sierra Leone Infrastructure Development Proposal (SLID) to a public campaign designed to get the people of Sierra Leone behind the high revenue and bold public infrastructure development proposal with the ultimate goal of getting the government to adopt and implement the proposal. Time is of the essence and after SLID is been unveiled for almost three months, Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora appear to agree that the government should discuss SLID for its merits. While the government is taking its time to study the proposal, we in the Diaspora can proceed to prepare for an effective campaign designed to compel the government to adopt SLID or come up with a better alternative development plan. The campaign is going to need money and organizing an effective financing campaign for SLID by the Diasporas can be an indicator of better and greater cooperative efforts from the Diaspora to Sierra Leone! Some of the comments leading to this effort could be read at the Patriotic Vanguard�s online publication under �Read Messages� following articles on the President�s meeting with the Diaspora, and the �Grossly inadequate $340 million budget.� F you have not read SLID, you may do so at:
http://www.ivnps.com/SLID.HTML

We need your comments on this strategy.

Here is a preliminary layout of our proposed plan that will be developed in the next few days:

1. A short background and a defined purpose for taking SLID to the people.

2. Identify the target audience.

3. Identify the groups or key people we want to get onboard prior to a mass media campaign.

4. Define the scope of the campaign - message content, media, frequency, duration: (Large lighted bill boards; changeable photographic & descr1ptive message signs across Sierra Leone using most of SLID projects; colored printed Salone news paper inserts; printed and distributed to Salone colleges and schools; Salone Radio and TV; Movie Theatre photographic message Ads;

5. Estimate cost of the campaign, create a budget, secure the funds for the budget, and select an administrator or campaign management team that should NOT be headed by either Patrick Bockari or Sahr Kaingbanja. But Sahr and Patrick will involved some how at the highest level.

6. Create a channel for feedback from the target audience, and respond to feedback.

7. Design a strategy for closing: When should the campaign end, and how to end it. If this is effective, should we continue it as public information strategy on SLID implementation? Download and read SLID here: http://www.ivnps.com/SLID.HTML

Sincerely,

Patrick Bockari, P.E.


Subject: Sylvia Blyden is out of your league
From: Scales Have Dropped
To: All
Date Posted: 14:39:41 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.159.45.52

Message:
Give her name a break. She operated the most independent newspaper before and after the elections. All the others were just biased. It is now we see clearly.


Subject: Re: Sylvia Blyden is out of your league
From: Correction
To: All
Date Posted: 14:53:53 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-66-141-184-130.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 66.141.184.130

Message:
Are we talking about Babu Blyden and the Ninja turned Awareness times turncoat ragtag newspaper?


Subject: Re: Sylvia Blyden is out of your league
From: J
To: All
Date Posted: 16:04:14 01/03/08 ()
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Message:
It does not matterher paper is still the most independent paper before and after the elections.


Subject: Re: Sylvia Blyden is out of your league
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 15:13:20 01/03/08 ()
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Message:
What is the reason for all this ? Why leave our discussions and bring in the name of a person who is not important at all. What is really going on in this forum ?


Subject: Re: Sylvia Blyden is out of your league
From: J
To: All
Date Posted: 16:06:21 01/03/08 ()
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Message:
What right has anyone got to say a person is not important? It is only God who can judge and not man. With due respect Rev. Kabs, i expected you to know this.


Subject: Re: Sylvia Blyden is out of your league
From: jj blue
To: All
Date Posted: 15:29:50 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
This is not KABS for sure.


Subject: Re: Sylvia Blyden is out of your league
From: For Sure
To: All
Date Posted: 15:43:44 01/03/08 ()
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Message:
Kabs is right.Why do you bring Sylvia's name to this forum ?


Subject: Solo B increases smoking rate up to 80 sticks per day
From: joblo
To: All
Date Posted: 12:29:52 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: joblo@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 206.113.148.2

Message:
After losing the presidential elections, SOLO B's cigarette smoking rate has increased to 80 sticks per day in addition to the snuffing habit (enthaba)!!

 

 


Subject: Re: Solo B increases smoking rate up to 80 sticks per day
From: fact
To: All
Date Posted: 13:32:43 01/03/08 ()
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Message:
that's four packs a day. that's too much, if true.


Subject: Moh�m and John: Who is man enough to extend The Olive Branch
From: Monkey noba lef im blackhan
To: All
Date Posted: 11:27:47 01/03/08 ()
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�I am writing only against one single...� JL
�One of the most highly intelligent, dependable, persevering and self-respecting ethnic groups in all of Africa...� JL

Mr. John Leigh, I wish you had mustered the humility to explain that your intention was never to taunt and demean us, but to respond to Moh�m Jalloh�s attacks(real or perceived). I, for one, would never have made those �ghastly� remarks about you. I construe the above quotes to be an expression of remorse. If that is the case, I sincerely regret my retaliatory postings.

However, I hope you realize two things:

1) I am not Moh�m. I have never met him, not speaking on his behalf or behest, not a surrogate, and I don�t know what the hostility between you is all about nor do I have a beef in it.

2) I beseech you to reason with me and realize that when you referred to his ethnicity in a derogatory manner, you were not only attacking him personally but also antagonizing a whole ethnic group. I tried to explain that to you in my very first post on this issue back in November.

Having said that, I implore you and everyone on this forum, to be civil in our deliberations as we navigate the turbulent seas of Salone wahala. No one comes out looking good from the blood sport that is taking place on this forum. Revenge never ends, if you seek it, you will also suffer. Gentlemen and Ladies, we are all grownup and we have better things to do than engaging in energy dissipating insignificant, unproductive, ineffective, diminutive, callous, and disruptive behavior.
�An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind��Gandhi

Mr. Leigh, I hold no grudge against you any more. Let us bury the hatchet and turn a new page. I call on all my compatriots to do the same.

Happy New Year!
 


Subject: Re: Moh�m and John: Who is man enough to extend The Olive Branch
From: Patriot
To: All
Date Posted: 03:37:56 01/04/08 ()
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"I beseech you to reason with me and realize that when you referred to his ethnicity in a derogatory manner, you were not only attacking him personally but also antagonizing a whole ethnic group. I tried to explain that to you in my very first post on this issue back in November."

Many people also called upon John Leigh to apologize when he first attacked the Fula tribe last October. He refused to apologize, instead he went into hiding for a few days thinking his insult of the Fula tribe will be forgotten.

More importantly, some people called for the moderators to set an example by expelling John for proudly demonstrating his tribalism against Fulas on this forum.

As you saw from a few days ago, not onbly did the moderator refuse to discipline John Leigh for his shameful and dangerous tribalism among Sierra Leoneans, but, instead, the moderator actually helped the same foul-mouthed tribalist John Leigh to continue promoting his disgraceful tribalism on this forum.

My feeling is that you are wasting your time asking John to stop his habitual gutter language and tribalistic attacks on the Fula tribe. John Leigh knows that as long as he has the Cocorioko moderator helping him behind the scene, he can continue to bast openly about how he enjoys his tribalism directed against Fulas everywhere.

It is a culture of impunity that we all know has brought our once great counttry to its knees.
 


Subject: Re: Moh�m and John: Who is man enough to extend The Olive Branch
From: Monkey no ba lef im blackhan
To: All
Date Posted: 23:56:02 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
�a group(fula) that I have very deep respect for if for no other reason than their perseverance and their strong, cohesive, loving family units that I have noticed and respected ever since early childhood in Sierra Leone. I am one of those who truly admire the way Fullahs treat their families, especially when compared to some other people in our country.� JL

�And as I grew up and got to know the characters of more Fullahs - their intelligence, their utter dependability, their integrity, their trustworthiness, their self-respect, their cleanliness and their due consideration for others, etc., the more I am hopeful for the future of our country.� JL

Patriot: If your concern is about the unwitting attack that John Leigh made against the Fulani people, the above quote should put the issue to rest. However if you have a personal vendetta against him, I suggest you leave the Fulani people out of it.

One may not like Moh�m Jalloh�s ideas, style, personality, or what have you, but he is definitely a brilliant fellow. In fact, I have always admired his writings; he is a prolific writer and a fine financial economist.

Similarly, I respect John Leigh for his public service to Salone. Whatever you think of him, he is an intellectual who served his country well. I hope Moh�m and John will come to their senses and stop this inanity. However, if they cannot see the futility of their affray, then let them continue...

Bra: Do ya le we move on!
 


Subject: Re: Moh�m and John: Who is man enough to extend The Olive Branch
From: A Different Take
To: All
Date Posted: 03:21:37 01/05/08 ()
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Message:
I admire your attempts to make peace and to move on. But, I have to diasgree with you that John Leigh's claim that he admires the Fula people should put to rest the the issue raised by his tribalistic attack on the Fulani tribe.

I disagree becauwe what John did was to abuse the Fulani people -- not criticize them. Becuase he insulted Fulanis, praising them is not enoyght to put the issue to rest. When you insult someone, you have to apologize. In fact, John was asked to do so by sone forumites when he abused Fulanis three months ago. He refused. And now, he has again abused Fulanis.

To me that is not a closed case. In fact, it is a reopened case. If you wrong someone you have to apologize. Until John does apologize to the Fulanis for his tribalistic utterances, I don't see how the matter can be closed.

just my 2 cents.

 


Subject: Re: Moh�m and John: Who is man enough to extend The Olive Branch
From: Monkey nor ba lef im blackhan
To: All
Date Posted: 00:13:13 01/06/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I think he has apologized. Believe me; I was tough on Mr. Leigh than anyone else. If you search Cocorioko achieves for my postings under Amadu Jorgor and Monkey noba lef im blackhanb (I am not outing myself because the latter of the two names is an accidental moniker), you will agree with me. Those postings are so ghastly that I am ashamed of them.

Please don�t use the Fulani people as a wedge issue. Why can�t you bring yourself to forgive John Leigh? Granted his remarks were a pungent blunder, but I am sure you have made mistakes too. Haven�t you? Other than what Mr. Leigh has said, what else do you want him to say, in this regard? How should he act contrite to satisfy you?

John Leigh is one of us (Sierra Leoneans), he won�t go away; I want him to stay and contribute. After all: bad bush nor day for trouway bad pikin.
Bra you sef nor go take beg now!
 


Subject: Re: Countering A Taunting Desperado
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:30:42 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.142

Message:
Dear Mr. Monkey � Blackhand:

I am glad that you fully understand that I am after only one single taunting desperado hiding under one thousand and one monikers and not an entire ethnic group � a group that I have very deep respect for if for no other reason than their perseverance and their strong, cohesive, loving family units that I have noticed and respected ever since early childhood in Sierra Leone. I am one of those who truly admire the way Fullahs treat their families, especially when compared to some other people in our country.

And as I grew up and got to know the characters of more Fullahs - their intelligence, their utter dependability, their integrity, their trustworthiness, their self-respect, their cleanliness and their due consideration for others, etc., the more I am hopeful for the future of our country.

This taunter-monikerer I am after on a one-way street to nail him against the wall for good, has no known characteristic of Fullahs that I am aware of although he is quick to claim Fullah for protection. Maybe, his culture is from somewhere else! He is wasting his time. He will get no protection or respite from me no matter the excesses of his rubbish propaganda and idiotic ceaseless taunts and libel.

How can you trust or respect someone who does not play fair? Who uses a new moniker every minute to insult and libel? How can you take anybody seriously who uses a-moniker-a-minute to praise himself or argue with rubbish logic repeatedly?

Anybody who believes that good policy to immediately alleviate our country�s deeply ingrained national poverty is to contrive a system of $-Leone parity so that we give out $30,000 for Le30,000 plasses, 52 weeks a year, etc. must be all nuts (or naughts).

Again, I hold no grudge against you. Thank you. JL
 


Subject: Re: Countering A Taunting Desperado
From: Waraba
To: All
Date Posted: 22:33:07 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: saigobe@lanset.com
Entered From: pool-71-245-169-215.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net at 71.245.169.215

Message:
Brah Leigh you dey lie bocku weh yu sa you admire Fulas.
You nah lie lie man. If you admire Fula dem so well how come you noh married Fula Woman?
Waraba


Subject: Re: Countering A Taunting Desperado
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 15:01:37 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.142

Message:
Dear Doc:

You've got me real bad! Those lovely and delicate beaties have no use for someone like me. Guess why?

To quote the late actor George Brown who died a few years back at age 101, I say that " at my age the only thing that works is the big toe on my left foot" so its too late for me.

Even so, I appreciate your kind thoughts about my supposed conquest capabilities. Now-a-days, I can only dream of all the goodies I will never enjoy.

Thanks and glad to hear from you. Happy New Year! - JL


Subject: Re: Countering A Taunting Desperado
From: Waraba
To: All
Date Posted: 10:25:43 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: saigobe@lanset.com
Entered From: pool-71-245-169-215.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net at 71.245.169.215

Message:
Brother Leigh,
You know I get upset that you spend your time and resources doing cyber banttering with most of these useless Salone rodents dem wey noh even proud for write under their names. I will say this about Moh'm Jalloh he would contend with your ideas, with your theses, your positions but he would not be abusive. He also would not use handles. There are scamps on this forum who are failed playwraights who put conflict so you would assume that Moh'm did an annoying posting so that you wouuld get uptight and respond. Sometime they would put some ones real name to make it appears it is authentic. They have done it to me, Alieu, Sengbe, etc.
I am planning to raise 5 million dollars for a regional finace corporation owned by the women petty traders of Sierra Leone. Please send me your contact phone by private mail. my email is Futatoro@gmail.com
Do not feel about the Fula Mousu; She would have rejected you anyway because you are not a moslem. Many
fired me when they discovered I was not a moslem. I rected both Islam and Catholicism as a nine year old.
Yaya Fanusie
PS: Noh mem dem useless wan dem nah yah. Let us work on creating wealth for our people in Africa.
 


Subject: Re: Countering A Taunting Desperado
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:29:14 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
Doc:

Let him whom the cap fits, wear it.

When one is notorious for abusing monikers, tormenting opponents or tailing religiously behind to abuse and torment those who dispute his reasoning and theories or someone who aggressively pushes dunce theories again and again all over creation, he is exposing himself to counters, whether justified or not.

As for my phone number, I hate to put it in the internet. Please have someone in cocorioko furnish you my e-mail. We can take it from there.

I lost out on FulaMusu beauties not because I am not Muslim. After all, my own mother is Muslim and I could have easily converted to her religion from my father's if one was available.

I lost out because during my days, FulaMusus were exceedingly scarce and those availble had loving and caring husbands. Their family units were tight and enduring. Under such circumstances, I was not competitive.

In fact, I tried my chances once. All I got was a long dispositive suckteet. Its too late now.

Even so, I am very thankful for the big toe on my left foot. Talk to you soon. - JL


Subject: Re: Countering A Taunting Desperado
From: Monkey norba lef im blackhan
To: All
Date Posted: 23:14:58 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Knock it off Waraba! It time to move on with other issues. If you have anything else to takeup with Mr. Leigh, go ahead. Otherwise forget about the Fula issue. Please understand it does no one any good to continue ...


Subject: Re: Outing a Vicious Tribalistic Liar
From: Speak the Truth
To: All
Date Posted: 03:26:34 01/04/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Why should Waraba knock it off? Waraba is speaking the truth. John Leigh is a malicious liar that is trying to run away from the truth -- that he is also a vicious Mende tribalist.

Waraba, keep speaking the truth. It does everyone good when you and others who love their country speak the truth. The truth will set us free of parasitic, tribalistic liars like John Leigh.


Subject: Re: Countering A Taunting Desperado
From: Monkey nor ba lef im blackhan
To: All
Date Posted: 15:11:37 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Thank you, sir! I wish you a happy and prosperous new year.


Subject: Re: Countering A Taunting Desperado
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 15:32:01 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.142

Message:
Thank you, too, for directing my attention to your concerns. Appreciated. - JL


Subject: Re: Exposing A Tribalistic, Unintelligent Coward
From: Jon Lee
To: All
Date Posted: 14:51:18 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
John Leigh, you have been told by different forumites that it is plainly stupid to imagine --as you do -- that using a tribalistic slur against an individual is not a tribalistic attack. Even a man like you with a low intelligence surely can be expected to at least understand a simple statement after it has been repeated for your slow-witted understanding.


You ask how can a person who does not play fair be trusted? By that standard, you should not be trusted at all by anybody because all your tribalistic, vulgar actions reek of unfairness.

For example, you hide behind fake names to abuse members of other tribes. You also hide behind false claims on innocence after you abused an entire class of Sierra Leoneans whom you labeled San San boys -- proof that you are a a crude, arrogant old fool who remains stupid right into your old age as you approach 70 years of age.

Another example listed elsewhere is your tendency to try to hide your failure in life by telling lies about others whom you are acutely conscious -- and insanely miffed -- are fart more successful in life than you. Take Charles Margai, for instance. After you failed to win leadership of the PMDC, you launched into a childish, vulgar, lying campaign against Margai and his father, using your illiterate English words that make sense only to a linguistically-challenged person.

To show that your envious rants against Margai was not an aberration but a recurrent flaw in your sorry character, you also launched into a vulgar defamatory insult of the SLPP leader, Berewa, who easily defeated you -- you did not even get a single vote, despite the bribes that you reportedly paid to secure the leadership post. In your childish rant, you insulted Berewa by saying that he was unfit to lead Sierra Leone.

Yet, being a thoroughly corrupt person, you tuned around and licked your spit by flip-flopping and starting to praise Berewa as fit to lead Sierra Leone -- only after you had failed to worm your way into the leadership of the PMDC. Your corruption in thought and action was fueled by your usual selfishness and unpatriotic angling to be made a member of the corrupt SLPP cabal which found your corruption too much for even the corrupt SLPP to bear.

So, like a rag which had reached its end as a repository of trash, the SLPP leader, President Kabbah sacked you, despite your $10,000 bribe that you paid to get into the good graces of the SLPP and which led to your undeserved appointment as ambassador to the USA -- a job for which you were totally unqualified, as your tribalistic rants and denigration of Sierra Leoneans as San San boys prove.

Look, Leigh, unintelligent cowards never learn from their mistakes. Don't talk about revaluation when you have been running away from Mr. Jalloh's simple question to you from more than a month ago to tell us why you think the IMF was right to devalue the Leone. Instead of answering the question, you prefer to wallow in your unserious rants about a subject -- economics -- of which you have shown yourself to be totally ignorant. You can prove me wrong by answering Mr. Jalloh's question that you have been running away from like a fat cowardly chicken chased by the sharp knife of reason held by Mr. Jalloh.

I will leave you with one thing to remember since you are not likely to understand much of what I have written: If you think that the IMF was right to impoverish Sierra Leoneans, stop being a headless chicken and tell us why you agree with such a stupid idea.

In other words, John Leigh, stop running away from Mr. Jalloh's question -- for once in your life, have the courage to be a man and stop hiding behind vulgar, tribalistic insults. Instead, debate Mr. Jalloh like a civilized person.

Remember, Leigh, you can run, but you can't hide --- the question that would establish your total ignorance of economics and lack of patriotism would never go away. It will always be here waiting for you.


Subject: Re: Exposing A Tribalistic, Unintelligent Coward
From: James Bond
To: All
Date Posted: 15:27:42 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Wow!! a one time head of mission to the most(explenipotentiary) instrumental party in the diplomatic relm, holding a MBA and JD. from top knoch institutions, succesful in Business is a fool unintelligent and all the other names you called him? I am confused. Does his education at least speak for any thing. Also, it is my understanding that he was the most result oriented US Ambassador. is that not true?


Subject: Re: Exposing A Tribalistic, Unintelligent Coward
From: Incorrigible
To: All
Date Posted: 15:33:25 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Ever heard the expression: Educated fools (from uneducated sachools?

No, I didn't think so either. Hopefully, you will understand that now, you have.

 


Subject: Re: Exposing A Tribalistic, Unintelligent Coward
From: Don't Forget These Too
To: All
Date Posted: 15:38:06 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
apart from being shallow, John Leigh has proved too many times in this website that he is crude, tribalistic, arrogant and devoid of people skills (calling people in Sierra Leone san-san boys).


Subject: Re: Exposing A Tribalistic, Unintelligent Coward
From: James Bond
To: All
Date Posted: 15:35:59 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 1cust6406.an2.ind20.da.uu.net at 63.18.217.6

Message:
Therefore, my father who attended the same institution is also a fool?


Subject: Re: Exposing A Tribalistic, Unintelligent Coward
From: Incorrigible
To: All
Date Posted: 15:40:51 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
As usual, logic escapes your over-reaching reach.


Subject: Re: Exposing A Tribalistic, Unintelligent Coward
From: James bond
To: All
Date Posted: 15:58:44 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 1cust1333.an2.ind20.da.uu.net at 63.18.197.53

Message:
That does escape me....


Subject: Re: Moh�m and John: Who is man enough to extend The Olive Branch
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 12:21:29 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.145

Message:
Wonderful! I doff my heart to you for the noble thoughts. We can all walk away from the precipice and continue to agitate with our brains, brawn and wallets on behalf of Salone. Let's attack or 'bato' ideas without ad hominem gangland rub-outs. I think we shoild all check our egos at the Forum gates and honestly debate ideas. As far as I am concerned, beef is squashed. let's move on.


Subject: Re: Moh�m and John: Who is man enough to extend The Olive Branch
From: Monkey noba Lef im blackhan
To: All
Date Posted: 12:47:22 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Fen flaba, you are the man! Your provocative and brilliant writings manifest the luminous scholar among us. Your presence on this forum is valuable to all of us. Let me take this opportunity to plead with you for civility in future discourse. Lef for Fen plaba! Maybe you can take the first step towards this goal by changing you name. If you are worried about the cost of getting a name change decree, we can talk to a brilliant lawyer on this forum (Iscandri); he may do it pro bono and the forum will take care of the other cost :)
Now, do you pledge not to post anything negative, even when provoked? LOL.
 


Subject: Re: Moh�m and John: Who is man enough to extend The Olive Branch
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 13:00:26 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.145

Message:
"Now, do you pledge not to post anything negative, even when provoked? LOL."

Ar go try bra......mightily!

I however will stick with the Fen Plaba! moniker. Don't worry, that name is all 'OPC'. All bark and no bite...until recently. I will do my best to restore the comity of the forum. Let's debate ideas and solutions for dear Salone.
Cheers bro.
 


Subject: THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF 2007-Kabs Kanu
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 09:48:43 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-119.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.119

Message:
WINNERS
KABS KANU
While Sylvia was a liability to the SLPP, Kabs Kanu was one of the best assets the APC has ever had. Kabs Kanu is one great guy who has successfully combined three professions with minute stress and plays his roles of teacher, journalist, pastor , father and husband amazingly much to the dismay of his detractors. He is one of the finest journalists who have not only made a name for himself but made Salone proud too. Sometimes people wonder what would have been the APC�s position during the elections without him. He is no politician but can manage to swing political opinion. Kabs Kanu is also one interesting guy who has a novel way of doing things- for example when others believe in saying �halelujah� before saying �crucify him!� he believes in the other way round: For instance, when Miss Thorpe was elected chief elections commissioner, he was one of those highly sceptical and suspicious of the govt.�s move. As a proactive critic, he did not wait for the damage to be done but raised the awareness of all like-minded Saloneans and succeeded in creating a sense of wariness even in the dead and the blind. After observing the modus operandi of Miss Thorpe in elections 2007, he first transformed her into �Salone�s person of the moment� then �Salone�s sweetest rose� and finally �Salone�s Woman of the year�.

After issuing several warnings and admonitions in his newspaper to the then Kabba regime on the state of affairs of Salone and their lackadaisical or nonchalant attitudes to the sufferings of the average Salonean, he concluded that he had been wasting time admonishing people who can be likened to the deaf or a group of conceited and arrogant big-mouths who don�t want to listen, and so, adopted another strategy to save his beloved motherland. In elections 2007 he launched the biggest and best propaganda machine to effect a radical change in Salone. So far nobody can match his propaganda skills; not even Time, Newsweek or CNN can beat him to that. One thing is for sure if Barack Obama employs his services now he can be rest assured of sleeping in the White House in 2009 as America�s first black president!
 


Subject: Re: THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF 2007-Kabs Kanu
From: nomoli
To: All
Date Posted: 09:20:56 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: cbalagu@yahoo.com
Entered From: adsl-75-60-185-158.dsl.wotnoh.sbcglobal.net at 75.60.185.158

Message:
Bai Bureh, Kotoh mamu. You can attack Sylvia all you want but you cant match her in anything?


Subject: Re: THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF 2007-Kabs Kanu
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 00:55:34 01/06/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-119.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.119

Message:
Nomoli aka nor'oh(Nomoli in temne) you might be right there are so many things I can't match Sylvia for.You are damn right! If for you it is greatness on the part of Sylvia is to mislead a govt. as well as a political party;being partisan in the �dissemination of information; shifting loyalties depending on who is in power (just like a monkey jumping from one branch to another) dumping patriotism in the garbage container, just to survive,then indeed I can't match her.

Since you are an admirer of worwoliwoh may the Lord have mercy on you.


Subject: Re: THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF 2007-Kabs Kanu
From: Scales Dropped
To: All
Date Posted: 14:42:46 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.159.45.52

Message:
Praise Kabs without condemning Sylvia Blyden. Blyden is out of your league as far as independent journalism is concerned.


Subject: Rev. Kabs STOP THE UNFAIRNESS.
From: LOW GRADE SAN SAN
To: All
Date Posted: 10:48:14 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 86.154.251.40

Message:
Your IP address including other pertinent info will be availed upon request, should ambassador Leigh or anyone else choose to take action over these serious allegations. Kabs Kanu aka Moderator

And this is coming from a man who refused to send a copy of a defamatory and baseless lie that was written here by this very baseless political reject boy Leigh against a distinguished professional Lawyer and a perfect gentleman, Mr Iscandari upon request. Rev. Kabs lef dis UNFAIRNESS.

Kabs, you said nothing when Leigh told us here that Charles Margai had a curse on his head because he sued his dad. You also said nothing when this same rude and morally bankrupt lying creep Leigh wrote here that Charles Margai also slapped Rev. Jeremiah Lamb of CKC your alma mata. You even threatened to bare me from your forum when i stood up to him. I was lucky we had fair and balanced intellectuals on this forum like Bra Enviable who saved me from your banishment. Hmmmmmm. How Sa.Lone go go befor wae a man of God dae walk away from FAIRNESS. And what reputation of Leigh are you talking aboout?

A man who refereed to Sierra Leoneans as LOW GRADE HUMAN BEINGS. A man who by his own admission fought his mum. A man who told a lie about a house that was never built by his dad in Bo. A man who used his official residence as a whore house. Please Rev don't let me drop my bible and head for JAHANAMA.

You can even pass my passport number to him. Thank God my wife is a criminal Lawyer and my cousin a Magistrate.


 


Subject: Re: Rev. Kabs STOP THE UNFAIRNESS.
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 12:40:05 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
You are a troublemaker and the first sign here is that you are calling me the Moderator. We have a moderator who has been controlling this forum since its inception .Everybody knows that.We also have a Forum Police and a Chairman who all caution people now and again.

I know who you are and you know that in our last discussion I scolded you for your behavior on this forum and asked you to turn a better page, never mind your protestations .

The Moderator has all the rights to take any decision he wants.Just as I don't allow anyone to determine editorial decisions over articles, so I don't also interfere in the functions of the Moderator and the Chairman. We all have specific functions and though they do overlap we do not interfere in each others' functions .

You have to make a conscious decision to obey the rules of the forum. That is the main issue. Until you do, your problems will not end on this forum.


Subject: Re: Rev. Kabs STOP THE UNFAIRNESS.
From: MODERATOR
To: All
Date Posted: 11:30:35 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-66-141-184-130.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 66.141.184.130

Message:
As policy, we do not post using each others handles. This means that the moderator cannot post as Kabs or vice versa. What you see on the board is what you get. I don't know about Kabs, but I am begining to question
myself as to what I am getting out of helping what I
believed to be decent Sierra Leoneans help themselves.

Just let us know if you would like for us to convert the forum to a secluded debate club for the chosen few.
All it takes is a click of the button and we will all be required to become members to participate. The last time the poll was up, the notion was defeated by a lone vote. I am prepared to put up the poll again if you're ready to vote on the issue.

C'est ca pour le moment - that's it for now.

Cheers!

Moderator


Subject: Re: Rev. Kabs STOP THE UNFAIRNESS.
From: About Time, Too!
To: All
Date Posted: 11:37:18 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
"All it takes is a click of the button and we will all be required to become members to participate."

Moderator, perhaps you finally get it.

Posted by Sing it! on January 03, 2008 at 09:41:18:
In Reply to: Re: Pathetic Salone posted by Brima Kamara on January 03, 2008 at 09:20:24:

A forum, just like a country, deserves its rulers. This forum is the way it is becos the people who xcreated it want it to be this way.

Many people post serious articles here. but they are nver discussed seriously. Why? Becos the moderator and Kabs allow the likes of Mende tribalists like John Leigh, Sheku Kallon, etc., to pull down those that post serious articles here.

The day Kabs and the moderator decide to change this forum's unruliness, serious discussions will take place. But not before. Until then, if you want to discuss serious issues about salone, go to one of the very few serious forums, if not the only serious forum, Salone Discussion.


 


Subject: Re: Rev. Kabs STOP THE UNFAIRNESS.
From: MODERATOR
To: All
Date Posted: 12:09:11 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-66-141-184-130.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 66.141.184.130

Message:
Black, white, mende, krio etc. etc. are all but man fetched connotations to cause wreak further havoc in society.

We are but bananas, apples, oranges, pears, grapes, pineapples all belonging to one family - the fruit family.

In our case, at birth we happened to have been bagged in one bag called Sa Lone.

I believe that those of you who are now living overseas, and out of that bag should learn from some of the good things we see around us, when people look at nation interest as the bigger picture.

I usually do not take part in debates, but I have had to break my vow and the silence but because of the sorminess of the forum. I don't know if it's the new year, but MAN, the waves have bee high over the last few days.

Is it time docked the ship?

Cheers!

/Moderator


Subject: Re: Rev. Kabs STOP THE UNFAIRNESS.
From: Lawyer
To: All
Date Posted: 11:07:28 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
low grade, what this moderator neeeds to understand is that ignorance of the law is no excuse. You don't need a criminal lawyer to win a defamation lawsuit against the Mende tribalist John Leigh. All you need is Leigh's well-documented writings in which he defamed Charles Margai, ex-Vice President Solomon Berewa, ex-President Tejan Kabbah, Alieu Iscandari, Mohamed Jalloh, and others right here on Kabs' forum.

What Kabs Kanu does not yet understand is that he can be joined successfully in any of the many lawsuits that would easily be won against the notorious Mende tribalist, John Leigh, based on his well-documented defamatory writings.

Kabs' moderator has made it even easier to hold him and Kabs and liable for John Leigh's defamation on this forum because, the moderator has openly and freely admitting coluding with the Mende tribalist, John Leigh, in a consipracy to shield John Leigh from the consequences of his latest defamation he committed on this forum.

So, forget the criminal lawyer. This will be a civil matter. And I am ready to provide you with my archives of all of the libellous tribalist, John Leigh's may defamatory rants that Kabs and his moderator have conspired to let go unpunished.

 


Subject: Re: Rev. Kabs STOP THE UNFAIRNESS.
From: MODERATOR
To: All
Date Posted: 12:21:26 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-66-141-184-130.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 66.141.184.130

Message:
Lawyer,

Did you see this part of the disclaimer?
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4. Please note that the moderator does not review the messages before they are posted, and the views expressed therein are those of forum participants and do not necessarily reflect those of the forum brokers, owners, managers, agents, partners, advertisers or affiliates. Forum owners assume no responsibility for the posts or the information contained therein, nor do they make any claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, suitability or completeness of any of the information in the posts. Use the advice and information provided at your own risk.

Lastly, the following is boldly brought to the notice of all before they make any of their postings, namely:

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Your participation signifies your willingness to abide by forum rules and disclaimer agreement. For more info visit: http://cocorioko.com/disclaimer.htm
 


Subject: Re: Rev. Kabs STOP THE UNFAIRNESS.
From: Laywer
To: All
Date Posted: 12:40:49 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
Moderator, unfortunately for you, you are not accused of failing to review messages. Instead, any charge against you would be grounded in conspiracy.

By your own admission, you colluded with John Leigh by providing him with "insider" information pursuant to your openly admitted quest to help Leigh pursue his own openly-admitted defamation against another forumite.

Under those clear circumstances evidencing your participation in a conspiracy, your disclaimer about not reading every message is plainly irrelevant. Which means it is no defense against a charge of your conspiracy with John Leigh to violate the rights of another forumite(s).


Subject: Re: Rev. Kabs STOP THE UNFAIRNESS.
From: MODERATOR
To: All
Date Posted: 13:58:53 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-66-141-184-130.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 66.141.184.130

Message:
Conspiracy is too vague a term without making reference
to any specifications. However, such a term is usually
defined as a agreement between persons to break the law (present/future).

Nevertheless, since your reference, I would presume was for presumably conspiring with John Leigh to violate the rights of another forumite, I am inclined to bring the following to your notice before delving any further into the question of the rights of the formite.
______________________________________________________
7. The hosts maintain records of all forum users, sorted by originating IP, date, time and frequency of posts and have the right to make this information public, if any action of the user violates this agreement.
_______________________________________________________

What law could be broken when a breach of any of the conditions of the forum disclaimer voids all hypothetical rights of the forumite. Besides, you, as a
forumite is given the following advice about the legal question:
_______________________________________________________

Please be reminded that unlike arbitrators like judges of the courts of law who always exercise their duties with reference to precedents or common laws, the mods and admins are not.

 


Subject: KABS UNDER ATTACK BY MOH'M
From: Moh'm Expellant
To: All
Date Posted: 11:16:13 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
Moh'm Jalloh has fought everyone on the forum. He ran out of names on his hitlist and now he has turned to attack the Rev. Kabs, a hard-working family man minding his own business.

Moh'm please give us peace of mind on this forum.


Subject: Re: KABS UNDER ATTACK BY MOH'M
From: Ahmed Koroma aka Stokes STOP
To: All
Date Posted: 11:20:07 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
Ahmed Koroma, please go way. you have made yourself into a nauseating nuisance. go try to get attention from those unfortunate to be like you. you'll have a better chance of succeeding.


Subject: Re: DOES AHMED STOKES KOROMA EVER THINK BEFORE WRITING?
From: Ahmed Stokes-Fire Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 11:32:10 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
This guy, Koroma, why can't he think like hE went to school? Someone warns Rev. Kanu against allowing himself to be dragged into Leigh's defamation hole he has dug for himself through his untraining on this forum against forumites, and here comes Ahmed Koroma, looking for attention as usual with the most nonsensical headline -- that the advice given to Rev. Kanu is an attack.

Makes you wonder whether this Ahmed reply-to-every-posting Koroma ever thinks before talking.

 


Subject: Re: DOES AHMED STOKES KOROMA EVER THINK BEFORE WRITING?
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 12:54:04 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
The Ahmed Stokes Koroma I know will not engage in the kind of childishness I see from some of you.This again shows what kind of persons some of you have decided to be on this forum--Dragging an innocent person into this your chaos.


Subject: Re: DOES AHMED STOKES KOROMA EVER THINK BEFORE WRITING?
From: Kabs Lef!
To: All
Date Posted: 13:05:18 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
Kabs, take tem.

You must not know Ahmed Stokes Koroma. If that is so, before you eat brade for am, check the Leonenet archives for 2001 and you will come back and ask for forgiveness for (hopefully) unintentionally bearing false witness in favor of Ahmed Koroma aka Stokes aka Fen Plaba of Los Angeles, California.


Subject: Re: THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF 2007-Kabs Kanu
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 09:56:21 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
"In elections 2007 he launched the biggest and best propaganda machine to effect a radical change in Salone. So far nobody can match his propaganda skills; not even Time, Newsweek or CNN can beat him to that." Bai Bureh

What was the "propaganda machine" that the Reverend launched? Can you please be specific?

Best regards


Subject: Re: THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF 2007-Kabs Kanu
From: SEMAJ NORAA -Backwards reads_ JAMES AARON
To: All
Date Posted: 10:35:20 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: client-86-27-69-197.winn.adsl.virgin.net at 86.27.69.197

Message:
GOT YOU THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Subject: Re: THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF 2007-Kabs Kanu
From: SEMAJ NORAA -Backwards reads_ AARON JAMES
To: All
Date Posted: 10:44:58 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
You almost got it.


Subject: Re: THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF 2007-Kabs Kanu
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 10:39:08 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
Of what relevance is that to the question posed? You sound like you have made a scientific discovery..how funny.


Subject: Re: THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF 2007-Kabs Kanu
From: Gotcha!
To: All
Date Posted: 10:53:05 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
Could the following be your website, Mr Semaj Noraa?


www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=4884
 


Subject: LIFE AFTER DEATH---ONE MAN'S ACCOUNT
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 08:59:00 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
The opening verse of Chapter 6 of the book of Isaiah says in the year that king Uzziah died, Isaiah also saw the Lord, high and lifted up. The obvious question to ask is why had Isaiah not seen the Lord prior to the death of king Uzziah? Isaiah was a prophet and has prophesied so many truths from Isaiah chapter 1 to chapter 5. Only in chapter 6 did he get this intimate encounter with the Lord. I don�t have the answers but here are different scenarios;

Isaiah may have been so busy attending to the needs of Uzziah that he forgot to seek the King of Glory. The scr1pture says Isaiah saw the Lord high and lifted up. This tells us that the Lord was always there, high and lifted up but Isaiah was too bogged down by the mediocre things of his surroundings that he failed to look up. Isaiah was comfortable with the crumbs from king Uzziah�s table. He was so bent on looking DOWN for the crumbs from Uzziah�s table that he forgot to look UP to the exalted King of Glory.

Isaiah may have being a good friend of king Uzziah so much that he directly enjoyed the privileges of royalty. He therefore saw little or no need to look up to the Lord who has promised to supply all our needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. It may be that Isaiah became corrupted from his close association with Uzziah thus hindering the former�s ability to see the Lord. A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

Where do we all fit into this? Some of us are too busy with other types of �king Uzziahs� namely; �king Career�, �king Education�, �king Relationships�, �king Money�, �king America�, �king Dollar�, �king Pull Him Down� , �king Tribalism�, �king Corruption�, �king Self�, �king Partisanship� , �king Ego� and many other earthly distractions that we have forgotten to look UP to the everlasting KING---the King of Glory---Jesus Christ.

If there is anything in this present world that is hindering your relationship with the Lord, I admonish you to repent and ask the Lord to forgive you. Put to death those very things that undermine your relationship with Christ. He encourages in Lamentations 3:22-23 that it is of the Lord�s mercies that we are not consumed because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness.


scr1pture reference: Isaiah 6:1-3: In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:
"Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.
 


Subject: THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF 2007-III. MAKE YOUR PICK!
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 08:38:54 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-119.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.119

Message:
WINNERS
EBK
The charismatic man who creates and re-creates history. The wonder child who makes and breaks records. The underdog who turned out to be the man to beat. These descr1ptions fit him well. Those who thought insurance managers cannot make efficient and effective political leaders need to think again because EBK has already made history by bringing light to a dark country.
He started his political pilgrimage with the PDP and made a stop at the station of the almost extinct APC. At the APC he thought his pilgrimage is complete. If Tony Blair thought he was the only one to successfully sell a New Labour concept to the British, then he is in for a rude shock because in the 2007 elections EBK with his insurance techniques, super-successfully marketed his new APC concept and not only pulled off the upset of the century but his APC which had been languishing in political nirvana also made the most historic and dramatic political comeback in living memory( similar to that of the democrats led by Bill Clinton in 1993 ) much to the envy of George Bush who had to win in the court. With the election in 2007, EBK did not only become the first true-blue northerner to occupy the State house but the first democratically elected president of Salone on a level playing field.

CHARLES MARGAI
The enfant terrible! He is the SLPP�s worst nightmare. Solo Bee will always remember him as the man who denied him entry to the State House and will never forgive him. He broke away from the SLPP and formed his own party the PMDC which gave the SLPP a run for their money when he surprisingly clinched a significant number of votes in their strongholds. Those who thought Margai can only shine or survive in the SLPP had to eat humble pie and accepted he was and still is a force to reckon with in Salone�s political arena. In the 2007 run-off, he gave the SLPP and mendes the deadliest heart attack and also created shockwaves in the south-east when he threw his weight behind one of his rivals EBK, cutting across all regional and tribal lines. His motive was to nip tribalism and regionalism characteristic of the SLPP in the bud. With such a bold move he made history by helping build a new Salone free of tribalism and regionalism.


 


Subject: Re: THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF 2007-III. MAKE YOUR PICK!
From: Patriot
To: All
Date Posted: 12:03:39 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
Those who thought Margai can only shine or survive in the SLPP had to eat humble pie and accepted he was and still is a force to reckon with in Salone�s political arena.

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What about those like John Leigh who called Charles Margai fityai names names like flunkey, opin-call lawyer?

The same John Leigh also stated gbangbaodae in this website that:

1. Charles failed in Form Four at CKC
2. Charles Margai slapped his own teacher
3. Charles Margai's father used his influence to get teachers to allow Charles to pass his exams
4. Charles Margai did not pass the English bar exam
5. Charles Margai was sent to Ireland through his father's influence
6. Charles Margai failed the Irish bar and was allowed to pass because of his father's influence

AND John Leigh made MANY OTHER VILE ALLEGATIONS against the gwentleman lawyer and politician, Charles Margai, the same man the people of Salone crowned in the presidential election last year as the King Maker of Salone who more than anyone made it possible for President Ernest Koroma to defeat VP Berewa.


Subject: Re: THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF 2007-III. MAKE YOUR PICK!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 08:49:19 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.145

Message:
Man of the Year--------Solomon Berewa, for sparing us the trauma Kenya is going through right now.

Woman of the Year-------Christina Thorpe, for her unshakable faith and integrity.

Editor of the Year.........Kabs Kanu, for providing a home away from home for all Sierra Leoneans, even those SLPPers who hate his positions and grandstanding nuisances seduced by their own tautology.


Subject: Re: THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF 2007-III. MAKE YOUR PICK!
From: nomoli
To: All
Date Posted: 09:26:29 01/05/08 ()
Email Address: cbalagu@yahoo.com
Entered From: adsl-75-60-185-158.dsl.wotnoh.sbcglobal.net at 75.60.185.158

Message:
Fen Plaba, how can you choose the ex-nun over Sylvia as woman of the year. Is it because the ex nun has taken a married mende as her beau?


Subject: Re: THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF 2007-III. MAKE YOUR PICK!
From: Kawusu
To: All
Date Posted: 09:13:23 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4575eca0.dyn.optonline.net at 69.117.236.160

Message:
I agree, Man of the Year goes to Solomon Berewa although the analogy with Kenya is unwarranted.

 

Christiana Thorpe, woman of the year??? For what??? For rigging the elections elections for APC and later shutting down the NEC website???

 

Kabs Kanu, editor of the year??? HeheheheheHahahahaha.


Subject: Re: THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF 2007-III. MAKE YOUR PICK!
From: SIK
To: All
Date Posted: 10:07:37 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: sokoroma@hotmail.com
Entered From: lgrt-122.dhcp.umass.edu at 128.119.230.122

Message:
Kawusu you stated "Christiana Thorpe, woman of the year??? For what??? For rigging the elections elections for APC."

Your misgivings and subsequent response can only be accounted for lack of appreciation for the genuine and historic achievement of Sierra Leone that was fearlessly facilitated by Dr. Christiana Torpe. Her work demonstrated a perceptible mark of patriotism. SHE DESERVES TO BE WOMAN OF THE YEAR. INFACT AFRICAN OF THE YEAR. WHO ELSE IN THE CONTINENT? What is your take on democracy? How did she rig the elections? bo du ya le we praise bette people den na the contry.


Subject: THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF 2007-II. MAKE YOUR PICK!
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 08:30:45 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-119.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.119

Message:
MAKERS
EMMERSON
First he identified and exposed the �Borboh Bellehs�, a euphemism for corrupt politicians and civil servants and the Saloneans got a new terminology in their vocabulary. After the release of the song, a wave of unprecedented consciousness and intrepidity went through especially the youths who had been the most disgruntled. The youths started telling it to the faces of the �Borboh Bellehs�. Later Emmerson identified other groups of Saloneans who had been victims of the �Borboh Belleh�s� acts and the most dangerous of the �Borboh Bellehs�. The former he called the �Borboh Pains� and the latter he called the �Two-foot Aratas�. Borboh Pain is a euphemism for a sufferer who hails from the middle class to the lower-lower classes while �Two-foot Arata� is a euphemism for govt. or political embezzlers and fraudsters.
The timing of the releases was significant in that it was done prior to the elections in 2007 so as to remind the Saloneans of the corrupt practises of the Kabba regime and it worked big time.

JIMMY B
He is known as the godfather of Salone music. In 2007 he ventured in an unfamiliar territory and came out with
flying colours. His last movie Eagle eyes in which he played the lead and producer turned out to be a big hit in the US as well as at home in Salone. With this milestone a new star was born!

HAJA AFSATU KABBA
According to the Bible the lord said let there be light and there was light! For long Hajas have been regarded with contempt. When she was assigned the task of bringing back light into a country that has been in darkness for more than a decade, sceptics where quick to dismiss her as a failure in the making. This Haja did not only defy her sceptics but humiliated them too! She said let there be light in Salone on 20th December 2007 and there was! In fact what humiliated the sceptics the most was when the generators arrived well ahead of the set deadline. The Haja pulled this one off and Salone is waiting for anyone who can beat that.

ZAINAB BANGURA
She is no stranger to Salone politics. After doing her thing in 2001 she decided to keep a low profile and watch the way things were going. She got a UN job with Liberia as the locat1on. After having interacted with the likes of Koffi Anan at the UN and George Bush at the White House as well as other VIPs, it is clear that she has the credentials of a top-notch Salone diplomat and it is no surprise that she was the first on EBK�s mind for the choice of foreign minister after the 2007 elections.


Subject: Re: THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF 2007-II. MAKE YOUR PICK!
From: Ishmael Yillah
To: All
Date Posted: 09:20:02 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-231-116-116.washdc.east.verizon.net at 96.231.116.116

Message:
The persons of the year are as follows: Christiana Thorpe for her neutrality in the electoral process. Emmerson Bockarie for exposing the corrupt officials to the populace. His lyrics educated even the illiterate people in the villages about the evil consequences of corruption. Finally the people of salone because for their steadfast to make sure the government does not cheat in the polls. Moreover, Mr. Berewa and the Johns would have wanted to continue to fight the election results, but they were discourage from doing, because president knew that majority of the people wanted a change in government and the security forces were not in favor of them. For this reason, I cannot nominate Berewa and Kabba as the persons of the year.


Subject: Re: THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF 2007-II. MAKE YOUR PICK!
From: no doubt
To: All
Date Posted: 08:38:38 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
The people of Sierra Leone are the Sierra Leonean of the Year


Subject: THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF 2007-I. MAKE YOUR PICK!
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 08:21:50 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-119.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.119

Message:
THE SIERRA LEONEAN OF THE YEAR 2007

To enable readers to make a good choice, it is advisable to go through the analysis.


LOOSERS
TEJAN KABBA
He became Salone�s president by chance when he stepped in at the most opportune time in the country�s political history; a time when the nationals had no confidence in their politicians and were badly in need of new faces free from the traditional political influences that reigned supreme from the post independence era till 1992 when the old APC was disgracefully booted out by a band of khaki boys who thought with all the ammo in their possession it should be their turn to have their big share of the national cake . Kabba�s party inherited a war-ravaged economy in 1996 and thought should have another shot in steering the ship in 2001 with little to be credited for. In the run-up to the 2007 elections, he was so confident of his party�s achievements that he made the worst political blunder and miscalculation ever in the country�s political history by forcing his vice president down his party�s throat as the best choice for a successor and predicted a seventy five percent victory over his rivals. After sensing a looming debacle in the results he made a quick u-turn by advising his party to accept defeat a move which was seen as a betrayal by party die-hards, bootlickers and �bartoliners�.

SOLO BEE
This snuff-eating dipsomaniac holds the record for being the biggest turn-coat politician ever! He was with the NPRC and was quick to �nack jamawas� to join the SLPP bandwagon when he reckoned it was over for the khaki boys. He will ever be remembered by every Salonean especially journalists and relatives of military personnel for his repression and meanness. Being the first ever Salonean to recommend capital punishment for a so-called female convict who was never proved guilty, he lived in fools� paradise by thinking he will be rewarded for all the ills he brought the average Salonean riding on the wings of a dormant and docile lame-duck president Kabba. His election strategy was the worst the world has ever seen: distribute rice accompanied by party tee-shirts to the hungry voters on the eve of the elections and you will ever remain in their memory for coming to their aid when they were starving�.. and bingo! they will vote you in! The strategy not only sucked big time but sent him into the dustbin of Salone�s political history! And afterwards in an unbearable humiliating situation, he cooked up a conspiracy theory against the chief elections commissioner to save face. He incited other party die-hards to pursue the matter in court only to disgracefully back down after sensing a recipe for more humiliation in the move.

SYLVIA BLYDEN
To her detractors she is known as �Worworliwoh� when beauty is of importance, but to her admirers she is just Sylvia or �Doctor Blyden�. You can love her or hate her but you can�t ignore her! Here is one doctor-turned-journalist whose smartness contributed to her ability to survive by infiltrating the ranks and files of different regimes. Being a smooth operator she has the philosophy of dancing to the tune of the �provider� so as to extract more �goodies�. It is no secret that this lady was one of the contributing factors towards the poor showing of the SLPP in the 2007 elections. It seemed her mission was to decimate the party by feeding all the false pieces of information to the top brass which they swallowed hook, line, sinker and all. She made dumbos Kabba and Berewah believe that all was well on the playing field when the reality was the reverse. Instead of running negative propaganda against the opposition she did the exact opposite thereby misleading the incumbents big time. Throughout the SLPP reign she has not given even an iota of a good advice not to talk of an atom of any useful suggestion. She knew what the SLPP cabal was interested to read or listen to and so gave it to them on a golden platter imported from the south of Salone.

DADDY SAJ
It is said �pride goes before a fall� and that is just the best way to describe Daddy SAJ�s fall from grace. The once darling of all Saloneans credited for being the first to sing against corruption went back on his lyrics to support a candidate from the most corrupt party the country has ever known. In the 2007 elections he badly overrated his clout as a popular musician by openly canvassing for a candidate nobody expected him to back. The end result was a sound beating by a group of �Borboh pains� he will never forget all his life.

 

 


Subject: Pathetic Salone
From: Leonean
To: All
Date Posted: 03:49:54 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: v-209-98-56-213.mn.visi.com at 209.98.56.213

Message:
This forum really exposes us Sierra leoneans as being shallow self haters. Instead of us suggesting ideas that would take our country forward, we spend most of the time on personal attacks and sowing seeds of tribal discord.
Sierra leoneans should note that we are not really a tribalistic people. We go to the same schools, marry each other and celebrate the same holidays.
If any of you have ever travelled to places like East Africa, you will know what tribalism is really about. In some east African countries, some tribes will not eat a particular type of food if it is eaten by members of another tribe, and this is no joke.
I am from Eastern Sierra leone who has so many true and valuable friends from the North and the West. We party together and celebrate life and death together.
If we feel that another Sierra leonean is different simply because they speak another language, can we rally blame whites for discriminating against blacks?
Tribal prejudice is stupid and narrow minded and we should all start looking beyond the language and viewing each other as children of God and Sierra Leone.
Let us start discussing the poverty, illiteracy,high infact mortality,diseases and many problems that afflicts us all, regardless of tribe.


Subject: Re: Pathetic Salone
From: Patriot
To: All
Date Posted: 06:46:44 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
Tribal prejudice is stupid and narrow minded and we should all start looking beyond the language and viewing each other as children of God and Sierra Leone.

--------------------------------------------------------
John Leigh, the tribalist, are you listening?


Subject: Re: Pathetic Salone
From: Brima Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:20:24 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: Brimakam@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 202.161.131.73

Message:
As Emerson said "SING IT". We have tried imes without number to let people on this forum engagae in serious debates about issues but to no avail. They are mostly concerned with personalities and PHD "Pull Him?Her Down. That is why whenever you read posts on this forum and the follow ups, you wil realise that ten times out of nine they have deviated completely from the issue that was raised originally and will be slinging insults and abuses all over the place. I am sure this forum was nor meant for that but trust the average Sierra Leonean who believes more in Congosa and hearsay than facts. Though every Sierra Leonean you meet on the streets will tell you th reason for all our problems, yet these same problems persist year after year without a concrete solution. The more we concentrate on people and less on ideas and issues, the more our country will be going down the drain.


Subject: Re: Pathetic Salone
From: DAUDA MANSARAY
To: All
Date Posted: 10:42:18 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: daudayainks@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: host-24-149-174-35.patmedia.net at 24.149.174.35

Message:
Mr. Kamara I think you do have a point and your idealogy is good. But where are you before to respond/counter attack to all those scrap and unrelated debates they was talking about,pulling down people/jealousy - instead of bringing potential ideas to benefit our country. We all nar the same people by birth. inter-marriage, religion or origin. let fight for progress, poor and respect so that Sierra Leone can place in good position on the World Map.


Thanks for your noticement.


Subject: Re: Pathetic Salone
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 18:31:11 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
Brima and Dauda, I agreed with you guys. I really dont know why Sierra leoneans believe in the "PHD" Syndrome. Let us all contribute one way or the other to improve our country. This is a new year.


Subject: Re: Pathetic Salone
From: Ojallay
To: All
Date Posted: 10:33:36 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 1cust6406.an2.ind20.da.uu.net at 63.18.217.6

Message:
Relax man, "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy". The forum does attract serious,solution oriented discuss most of the time. Forumites like JL, Fen plaba, Bra E, Canind O, Mo Jall, and The guy (to name a few) do engage in very interesting debates of National prominence. This forum is an open stage much like Sa. leone therefor, one will expect shallow minded (relative) contribtors from time to time.
 


Subject: Re: Pathetic Salone
From: Sing it!
To: All
Date Posted: 09:41:18 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
A forum, just like a country, deserves its rulers. This forum is the way it is becos the people who xcreated it want it to be this way.

Many people post serious articles here. but they are nver discussed seriously. Why? Becos the moderator and Kabs allow the likes of Mende tribalists like John Leigh, Sheku Kallon, etc., to pull down those that post serious articles here.

The day Kabs and the moderator decide to change this forum's unruliness, serious discussions will take place. But not before. Until then, if you want to discuss serious issues about salone, go to one of the very few serious forums, if not the only serious forum, Salone Discussion.


Subject: Forum Survey
From: Candid Opinion - Cheapest Calls to Africa
To: All
Date Posted: 19:38:29 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
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Subject: KABS KANU, MAN OF THE YEAR
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 00:46:07 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1303w-ad03-83-27.dynamic.mts.net at 206.45.83.27

Message:
Another man of the year for APC


Subject: Re: Forum Survey
From: Erica Adams
To: All
Date Posted: 21:48:49 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: ericamonique82@hotmail.com
Entered From: adsl-074-185-005-235.sip.clt.bellsouth.net at 74.185.5.235

Message:
I wanted to know why calls from Sierra Leone weren't an option. If I wanted to purchase a card for someone to call from SL, is that an option?


Subject: Re: Forum Survey
From: Candid Opinion - Cheapest Calls to Africa
To: All
Date Posted: 22:18:20 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
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Subject: Wonders never end
From: Delaw
To: All
Date Posted: 16:03:01 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: lawlawde80@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-24-34-61-146.hsd1.ma.comcast.net at 24.34.61.146

Message:
I thought Youth for Sierra Leone Improvement was a non-political, non profit organization that was ready to help salvage the youth crisis in Sierra Leone. So where did your office for Diaspora Affairs factor in this drive Mr Michel Sawyer? Was this your motive the whole time to secure a political job in Sierra leone?? http://www.thepatrioticvanguard.com/article.php3?id_article=2161


Subject: Re: Wonders never end
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 20:36:29 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-71-65-58-90.insight.res.rr.com at 71.65.58.90

Message:
I WANT TO INFORM YOU THAT I HAVE POSTED SOME REMARKS ON THIS FORUM AS DeLaw.AS YOU CAN SEE THE ONLY SLIGHT DIFFERENCE IS IN THE Ls.WHAT CAN WE DO TO STRIKE A COMPOMISE? PLEASE REPLY.THANKS.


Subject: FOR THE MODERATOR
From: question
To: All
Date Posted: 15:21:56 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
Posted by Moderator on January 02, 2008 at 12:55:08:

In Reply to: QUOTE OF THE NEW YEAR posted by so true on January 02, 2008 at 11:53:32:

Ref: Disclaimer: Paragraph 2&3
______________________________________________________

2. Relationship with others - Please try not to show disrespect to others. Restrain yourselves from calling people names. Things usually get ugly when somebody is being labeled, and retaliations can lead to an unnecessary flame war.

QUESTION: MODERATOR, DID YOU SEE THE FOLLOWING POSTING FROM JOHM LEIGH? IF SO, DID YOU TAKE ACTION AGAINST HIM FOR VIOLATING THE FORUM'S RULES? IF, NOT, WHY NOT?


Posted by John E. Leigh on January 01, 2008 at 13:17:27:

In Reply to: Re: BOY TEE---THE HOMELESS ? NEW SLPP posted by Question on January 01, 2008 at 12:18:18:

Dear Mr. Stupid ParityMan:

I am happy to report that I have just enjoyed my own first imported can of soft drink in North America in the hope of the Leone gaining parity with the US dollar. We are in a greement that our people need instant help to excape chronic, debilitating poverty.

Here are three people that need help.

1. Yesterday, Musu sold potato leaves for New Year's Bonga fish and fouk-fouk plassas. She realized a revenue of Le5,000. Now she wants $5,000 under your idiot parity scheme to alleviate her deep poverty. She works six days a week and would be requiring $30,000 weekly in exchange for her Le30,000 weekly aggregate receipts from plasses selling at Bombat Street Market.

2. Next, Professor Karamba-Coker of the Cow Milk School of Parity Studies at Burn Teet University now wants dollar parity for his Le800,000 monthly salary. I.e. he wants to earn $800,000 a month or an annual salary of $9,600,000 as a college teacher. This Karamba-by-Dozen man who writes idiotic nonsense with his ugly pictures of himself plastered all over the place for dunces to admire.

3. Lastly and not to be left out, our Kalo-Kalo Minister, Mr. Question, of the Ministry for KahkahDebul Affairs, wants parity for his Le2,000,000 monthly salary. I.E., he requires an annual salary of $24,000,000 so that he may instantly alleviate his extreme poverty brought about by the World Bank and the IMF through unfair devaluation of the leone.

I hope Mr. Kalo-Kalo Question of 1001 moniker-abuser fame will finalize the parity decree prior to the completion of my second can of imported soft drink so that our newly elected government will get all the dollar back-up needed to pay spinach vendors $30,000 a weekly, 52 weeks a year for merely selling plassas; $9,600,000 to Cow Milk lecturers and $24,000,000 a year for each of our kalo-kalo ministers and so on and on and on.

You need not get back to me on this or any other subject matter during the rest of your life because I won't ever read your assanine rubbish. Goodbye and no thanks. - JL

 


 


Subject: Re: FOR THE MODERATOR
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 16:33:44 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Stop complaining Moh'm. Now that you have tied yourself up in stiches as a result of your vulgar attacks on decent people who dare to take objections to your magisterial pronouncements, why are you complainnig now?
You have been using monikers/minions to savage people, without success, to the detriment of decency on the forum. However, there is a funny thing about this wonderful forum. It has a way of containing outsized egos and shrivelling them to size.
Generally, I admire someone who sticks to his principles. However, your pertinacious and inelegant stalking of those who do not salute you is really disturbing. I hope 2008 will bring some changes in you.

I have my umbrella open waiting for the barbarous invectives you are going to pour.


Subject: Re: FOR THE MODERATOR
From: Look in the mirror
To: All
Date Posted: 17:58:10 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.142

Message:
Nop one expects you to understand the principle of principles. Nor would anyone expect you to instantly kick your addiction -- obsessing about people who help you come face to face with your unflattering true self.

But surely, it is not too much to ask even you to make the distinction between yourself and those whom you attack with vile epithets and vulgar pseudonyms.

As the chairman himself was obliged to warn you twice, it is simply corrupt for you to attempt to manipulate debates on thie forum through your many false identities that you deploy in aid of your cowardly attacks on those whose reputation you onstusely wish to sully in a futile attempt to bring them down to your level.
 


Subject: Re: FOR THE MODERATOR
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 18:48:14 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
I know that you resent the fact that most forumites consider you a pest. I guess it has to do with your preliterate neurosis and delusions of grandeur. I feel you dogs! You're my peeps!

Just want you to know that I'm gonna bury the hatchet (not in your back, I promise). Let's do our thing for our country, in our different ways. All this enemy business with people who are just faceless monikers is just silly, don't you agree Mr. Jalloh?

To show you my sincerity, I am going to write the Nobel Committee and nominate you for the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics. And when you win, my brother, I will be the chap twirling in his Sokoto Agandashy in Siaka Stevens Street.
Your fan,
Fen Plaba!


Subject: Re: FOR THE MODERATOR
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 22:46:14 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
O'Jallay,
You nar me bra. Case don done kpata kpata! May you win the Nobel for all your Sisyphean struggles to make the Leone an Alagba currency. If you had just taken half the time you use to CHERR CUSS and educated us about the nuances of revaluation, you probably would have gotten a whole lot of combat brigades in the battle for revaluation by now.

It is a crummy thing that most forumites have instead set your throne of cards on fire and banished you to the most god-awful, squalid ghettoes of the forum, to be tolerated as you scream for attention in a Babel of desperate monikers, but not really listened to.

I think this is calamitous for your towering intellect. I am asking you to therefore take a deep breath, chill out and start all over again. Some of us really wanna bato you. Ready...Set...Go!
Now please coherently explain to us this Leone revaluation business and please don't refer us again to the Concord newspaper (groan!).


Subject: Re: FOR THE MODERATOR
From: Fan
To: All
Date Posted: 06:44:12 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
"you had just taken half the time you use to CHERR CUSS"

Ahmed Koroma, alias Stokes, alias Fen Plaba, I am joining the fray because I am tired of reading your noshi-nishi.

You have been told that not everyone is like you. Not that anyone expects you to actually know that -- the intellectual gap you need to overcome in order to reach that minimal threshold of comprehension remains insurmountable.

But, spare us your insults, change of monikers by the minute, your constant trying to be noticed, you rreplying to evry post which many have advised you against, and yoru plain dishonesty. Remember, many of us know you are Ahmed Koroma that calls himself Stokes. Lonta


Subject: Re: FOR THE MODERATOR
From: Look in the mirror
To: All
Date Posted: 20:17:40 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
"I know that you resent the fact that most forumites consider you a pest."

WHAT SHRINKS REFER TO AS PROJECTION -- you projecting what you know to be true of yourself onto the wishful victims of your inferiority complex!

True to your name, Fen plaba, you are a psychiatrists's dream case study -- obsesissive compulsion (fixated on a single individua who does not even know you exist), delusional (imagines himself to be what he is not), etc.

Truly sad.


Subject: Re: FOR THE MODERATOR
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 00:32:04 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 213.217.51.240

Message:
Well, this trading of insults looks set to continue. I guess Bra Fen Plaba needs help here. Come on! Someone needs to do something or this fight could crash down to earth from cyber! O'Jallay! You sef for understand wae you compin don decide for mojuba! You sef take am easy now bo!


Subject: SANCTIONING THE FORUM NUISANCE!
From: THANK YOU MODERATOR
To: All
Date Posted: 14:50:24 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Thank you Moderator, for redirecting your censure of me to to the real nuisance and culprit of this forum. It is my fervent wish that we, forumites, will continue to vigorously debate without sliming one another with obnoxious sobriquets. I am grateful for your prompt and just intervention. Thanks again.


Subject: Re: SANCTIONING THE FORUM NUISANCE!
From: Really?
To: All
Date Posted: 15:02:01 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
Thank you Moderator, for redirecting your censure of me to to the real nuisance and culprit of this forum.
----------------------------------------------------------------

redirecting censure? how does that work?

You were censured. how could that censure be somehow redirected to sonmeone else? Are you just learning to speak english? LOL


Subject: Re: SANCTIONING THE FORUM NUISANCE!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 15:24:53 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
The moderator censured me but later removed that censure from my post and then redirected the it to the appropriate culprit, after his investigation. I hope that is as clear as day to you.

Boyz, nar plaba you dae fen? I really am not in the mood. Come tomorrow if you still want to scrap.


Subject: Re: SANCTIONING THE FORUM NUISANCE!
From: Peace
To: All
Date Posted: 17:13:45 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
Peace


Subject: Re: SANCTIONING THE FORUM NUISANCE!
From: Really?
To: All
Date Posted: 15:27:12 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
"Boyz, nar plaba you dae fen?"

That would be your name, not mine. Please try to remember the difference, Fen Plaba.


Subject: Re: SANCTIONING THE FORUM NUISANCE!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 15:33:08 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
You are really becoming my favorite jackass on the forum. Go crawl back to your hole, kid.


Subject: Re: SANCTIONING THE FORUM NUISANCE!
From: Really?
To: All
Date Posted: 15:42:19 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
Of course you are your own favorite person. Any one can see that. LOL


Subject: Re: SANCTIONING THE FORUM NUISANCE!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 15:49:33 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Savagely funny, my unpolished friend. The hyenas are slapping their thighs in laughter in the savannah tonight. Hee-hee-hee!


Subject: Re: SANCTIONING THE FORUM NUISANCE!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 14:54:54 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
The posting above is from me. In my exuberance at being 'reinstated', I may have madu up a new moniker.
Fen Plaba!


Subject: Re: SANCTIONING THE FORUM DECORUM
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 15:18:40 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
Did you mean sanctioning forum "DECORUM"? If he sanctions forum "nuisance", then the moderator will be encouraging these dog-fights on the forum.

Happy New Year to you my brother!


Subject: Re: SANCTIONING THE FORUM DECORUM
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 15:30:27 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
I see....

What I meant is that he is applying sanctions AGAINST nuisance on the forum. He is not CONDONING the rubbish some people like to swim in on the forum.


Subject: Re: SANCTIONING THE FORUM NUISANCE!
From: Habits die hard
To: All
Date Posted: 15:03:26 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
Monkey nor ba leff een blackhand.


Subject: Re: SANCTIONING THE FORUM NUISANCE!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 16:05:51 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
May you live long and healthy, my unhewn friend. A sweet 2008 to you.


Subject: GOLD!!
From: KLA
To: All
Date Posted: 14:43:33 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.82.85.3

Message:

The price of Gold on the International Markets has hit a 28 year high.....


 

 

 

 


Subject: light is here get the kerosene
From: Light here
To: All
Date Posted: 13:56:53 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: Lightishere@msn.com
Entered From: gate3-norfolk.nmci.navy.mil at 138.162.0.43

Message:
I thought we were going to have 24 hrs light. What happened? Are they still fixing the wires?


Subject: KEEP ME OUT OF YOUR GBOSE-GBOSE PLEASE!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 12:22:40 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.145

Message:
Just took my break a few minutes ago and came on line for the first time today, for a little leisurely reading, and what do I see? Someone is slandering me, trying to drag me into a mud-fight.
Please understand that some of us work and do not spend all our time carrying on internet vendettas.

ONE MORE TIME, I AM NOT INVOLVED IN ANY PALAVER WITH ANYBODY TODAY. I DO NOT NEED TO DEFEND JOHN LEIGH. I THINK HE CAN TAKE CARE OF HIMSELF. I HAVE NO DOG IN THIS FIGHT.

If you however insist on provoking me, then I may have no choice but to oblige you. Once more, please leave me out of this. I am busy.


Subject: Re: KEEP ME OUT OF YOUR GBOSE-GBOSE PLEASE!
From: Moderator
To: All
Date Posted: 12:49:19 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-66-141-184-130.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 66.141.184.130

Message:
Ref: Disclaimer: Paragraph 2&3
 


Subject: Re: KEEP ME OUT OF YOUR GBOSE-GBOSE PLEASE!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 13:08:04 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.145

Message:
Moderator, are you sure I am the person you meant to address that sanction to? I have never engaged John Leigh in any war of words at all. I am not in any altercation with Moh'm and his monikers/Supporters today at all. Can you please check the posts one more time? I think you got the wrong man.
Sincerely,
Fen Plaba!


Subject: Re: KEEP ME OUT OF YOUR GBOSE-GBOSE PLEASE!
From: Fen Plaba means Fen Plaba
To: All
Date Posted: 12:28:38 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
Fen plaba:

I have no bone to pick with you. But I don't like corrupt persons. Fen plaba, are you now saying that the name you told us was your name does not mean what you say it is?

That's corruption. You remind me of crooks after they are busted. But again, you may be losing your grip on reality.

 


Subject: Re: KEEP ME OUT OF YOUR GBOSE-GBOSE PLEASE!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 12:43:33 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.145

Message:
Sam, bo lef me. Leh ar go back to work. Dis nar New Year. Tiday ar jus wan mellow en chill, a'ight?


Subject: Re: KEEP ME OUT OF YOUR GBOSE-GBOSE PLEASE!
From: Fen Plaba means Fen Plaba
To: All
Date Posted: 12:59:06 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
Busted. Again, for dishonesty. Or, as the Chairman himself put it the last time: attempting to manipulate debates by using false names.

When will you ever learn from your mistakes, Fen Plaba, aka research assistant, Moh'm terminator, Real, Real Correction, Gbana Monkey, Monkey noba lef im blackhan, and so on?.

by the way, Fen Plaba, what's up with you and moneys -- a Freudian slip?


Subject: Re: KEEP ME OUT OF YOUR GBOSE-GBOSE PLEASE!
From: Monkey noba lef im blackhan
To: All
Date Posted: 06:38:35 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-170-208-88.dllstx.fios.verizon.net at 71.170.208.88

Message:
Fen Plaba may be all the monikers you listed, but I know for sure that he is not Monkey norba lef im blackhan. Too many false assumptions thrown around on this forum: assumption is the mother of all blunders. Yes, there are many monikers, but the wild guesses and baseless suspicions are turning this forum into the Tower of Babel.


Subject: Re: KEEP ME OUT OF YOUR GBOSE-GBOSE PLEASE!
From: He is also hiding under this moniker
To: All
Date Posted: 13:06:17 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
don't forget that Fen Plaba also hides under "Amadu Bah" to attack moh'm


Subject: cocorioko editor desperate for job!
From: MARY KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 12:17:16 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: bzq-84-108-238-133.cablep.bezeqint.net at 84.108.238.133

Message:
Mr editor, you wrote all kinds of beautiful articles about your APC party and it's leader, but you haven't succeeded in getting any appointment in the new government yet, who knows if you were even behind those postings on this forum, about so called PRESS SECRETARY.

You've been pasting the naked emperor (Christiana Thorp) photo on your website for several months now. You did not stop there; now you are bringing us such a ridiculouse article as WOMAN OF THE YEAR? I can't wait to read it. Even the kind of adjectives you were trying to structure just to make your point is quiet interesting.

My question to you is: ARE YOU NOW LOOKING FOR A JOB AT NEC?

Before i go let me make this clear to you: I like you! I really likie you!! Not because of your height, but you are indeed good in promoting and embelishing even fake and ridiculouse politicians and civil cervants. But it's all about finding survival. But mind you! you are deceiving your readers. And that's not ethical journalism. So please post that article quickly. Because i can't wait.


Subject: Re: cocorioko editor desperate for job!
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:45:47 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-119.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.119

Message:
Stop making a carricature of yourself! It is clear that you are a joker in the pack.


Subject: Re: cocorioko editor desperate for job!
From: Poor Salone.
To: All
Date Posted: 13:38:57 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: diporclassique@msn.com
Entered From: e182006254.adsl.alicedsl.de at 85.182.6.254

Message:
It is better for the Editor to abstain from replying to such a piece. Mary(I hope that`s your true handle),without making any more tests I can safely diagnose you as being at the brink of getting paranoid shizophrenic. You are definitely not well. This man deserves praise (and he is alredy getting a lot here). Did he ever tell you he is looking for a job in Freetown ?. Your likes as Sierra leoneans make my optimism about the future of sierra Leone tilt. You don`t even deserve a happy new year wish.


Subject: Re: cocorioko editor desperate for job!
From: MARY KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 13:56:26 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: bzq-84-108-238-133.cablep.bezeqint.net at 84.108.238.133

Message:
Please try to critically argue my point other than asking the editor to abstain from replying. Don't we have freedom of speech and opinion? Thats my honest and inteligent opinion about him. If any one has another, i don't have any problem with that.

I hope the editor will understand me. He has put out a lot of bias, ridiculouse and uninvestigated articles about indiviuals. So what does he expect them to do? Abstain from replying?

What is wrong with you guys? Being good does not mean that we will not ask you critical questions. Putting up this forum is because he truely believed in freedom of speech and opinion. So let him counter and precisely answer to my opinion.


Subject: Re: cocorioko editor desperate for job!
From: Ar go die O!
To: All
Date Posted: 15:14:39 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
He has put out a lot of bias, ridiculouse and uninvestigated articles about indiviuals. So what does he expect them to do? Abstain from replying?
-------------------------------------------------------
Mary, Mary, Mary!
What do you mean by 'ridiculouse' and 'indivuals'? If you are going to throw mud, please make sure that you invest in a dictionary, OK? I think a Webster's costs a buck or two. Why you dae start the New Year with Bad hart and fit-yie? Oona nor go blow pan Kabs? If he wants any job or needs to secure access to the highest echelons of government, it will be his at the snap of his fingers.


Subject: Re: cocorioko editor desperate for job!
From: Ar go die O
To: All
Date Posted: 12:39:03 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.145

Message:
Some of you eat your snuff and get drunk on cheap beer, and instead of going to bed or sticking your head and retching in the toilet, you take a gratuitous swipe at Kabs. What the hell is wrong with you people?

Anyway with goats like you in abundance in sierra leone, there is hope for animal husbandry and agriculture.


Subject: Re: cocorioko editor desperate for job!
From: MARY KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 14:07:05 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: bzq-84-108-238-133.cablep.bezeqint.net at 84.108.238.133

Message:
Thats how we know people like you. Why are angry with my article? Do you really believe in freedom of speech and opinion?

This same editor has asked and post a lot of unfounded, ridiculouse and bias articles about indiviuals. What is wrong with my opinion about his unethical journalism which he is practicing? He has made this news paper as APC press house, simply because he is APC member. There is a difference between political amibition and ethical journalism.

So you need to look at the coin from both side ok. He is a journalist and i know he is not upset with my criticism.

He has abandoned important things to bring to his readers; bring us WOMAN OF THE YEAR? i still can't wait to read that funny article.


Subject: Re: cocorioko editor desperate for job!
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 16:08:29 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
 

Message:
Mary,
I have already been offered a job and I was not desperate about it when I got it. It came naturally.But note also, COCORIOKO, as a now well-established newspaper, has so much potential to generate money , do you honestly think I need a political job to fulfill myself in life ? A print edition of COCORIOKO in New Jersey and the U.S , Freetown and Monrovia WILL SELL LIKE HOT CAKES .I am not even talking about the advertisements. Newspaer is big business that will bring in 10 times more income than a political job.

And what if I tell you that I have a Masters degree and I am a teacher in the U.S. Frankly, can somebody like me be desperate for a job in Freetown of all places ? YOU ANSWER THE QUESTIONS YOURSELF.

I know you are upset because I have described CHRISTIANA THORPE as WOMAN OF THE YEAR. You don't have to be upset about that, sis. Just do the same thing that Christiana Thorpe has done and see if we will not make you WOMAN OF THE YEAR.


Subject: Re: cocorioko editor desperate for job!
From: DAUDA MANSARAY
To: All
Date Posted: 12:40:26 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: daudayainks@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: host-24-149-174-35.patmedia.net at 24.149.174.35

Message:
Kabs; you're more professional more than that. I told you before do not respond to those naive insailant, reprobate and Zoombies. You are just waisting your time. If you think like them, they will take down the bridge as they always do as witch-hunt. Go ahead and do your job.


Subject: Re: cocorioko editor desperate for job!
From: FRUED
To: All
Date Posted: 18:14:04 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Message:
Considering the mudslinging crap one is getting out of helping Sa Lone Any job acceptance by Kabs would have meant tremendous patriotic sacrifices not worth the salt.

Upon first hearing about the alleged job offer, I was among the few to think that Kabs was out of his mind to abandon his wife, job, family and kids for some uncertain adventure.

Not even a vice presidentís position would have sufficed to pay his mortgage and car note let alone go through the therapy of kissing up saying "yes boss" to bunch of semi literate ministers. When I thought about him leaving his beautiful home for some mosquito infested hypothetic government quarter, I said "dang, this Kabs guy has got some bull headed courage".
 


Subject: Re: cocorioko editor desperate for job!
From: man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 16:20:17 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
Kabs, just ignore Mary. My support to you that Madam Thorpe is the woman of the year. If people dont like it, well too bad for them.


Subject: Re: cocorioko editor desperate for job!
From: musu
To: All
Date Posted: 21:09:40 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: nabi@aol.com
Entered From: pool-71-246-221-246.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.246.221.246

Message:
KABS MARY NOR TO REYAL WOMAN.MARY NAR MAN WAY WAN BI WUMAN,E NOR LEK WAY DE TRU WOMAN DO DE RITE TIN.2 MAN DEM BIN DON TIFF ELECTION FOR PA KABBA, KABS DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME TO REPLY TO THIS HE/ SHE .


Subject: QUOTE OF THE NEW YEAR
From: so true
To: All
Date Posted: 11:53:32 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 64.26.98.90

Message:
John,

You are the one that sold fake visas to people at the Salone embassy in DC. You are a crook. Bribed not to be fired by Pres. Kabbah. You failed. You bribed to get SLPP leader and failed. You bribed to get PMDC leader. You failed again. Now, you are trying to bribe to get SLPP leader again. John Leigh, you are a failure in life. and that's becos you are too uncouth and unfit to lead anything. You also jealous Margai becos he know book pass you. You are a Loser Leigh.

 


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE NEW YEAR
From: Moderator
To: All
Date Posted: 12:55:08 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
 

Message:
hhh


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE NEW YEAR
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:07:02 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@ yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.142

Message:
Dear Moderator:

I would be most grateful if you would furnish me with the identity of the contributor who has libeled me in this Quote of the Year thread with his outrageous and oft-repeated damned inventions. All I want from him or her at this point is proof supporting his allegations. Thank you for your cooperation. -JL


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE NEW YEAR
From: Jonathan T. Boima
To: All
Date Posted: 19:35:15 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-191-116-124.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.191.116.124

Message:
Mr. Leigh,
I hope you don't take this serious because it's nothing but a waste of your precious time. We are all suppose to be brothers and sisters on this forum, what I don't understand is why would you want to dicuss a topic with a relative; with a mask over your head. If the moderators are realy serious about hooded mudslingers they would make sure individual indentities for contribution to the forum are open. Mr kanu knows exactly what I am talking about because he was an active member on Leonenet before he created this forum. There are a lot of people I know that just want stay in "peepers paradise" when it comes to this forum . Most people want to engage in honest and sincere dialogues where they can have the opportunity to inform or be informed but not read insults and acusations by people behind veils. I have a lot of respect for people like Anthony Sisay, Semaj Noora and John Leigh to name a few that comes to mind not that I aggree with them all the time but for the simple fact they are not hiding behind fake labels when they speak their minds!
JB
 


 


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE NEW YEAR
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 20:30:36 01/04/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.142

Message:
Mr. Boima:

Thank you very much. Moniker abusers come with the territory, unfortunately. Until Rev. Kanu does something effective to mop up those despicable abusers from our sight we just have to find ways to bloody them on those occasions we inadvertently run into them.

I know this mask ruffian quite well now. I have refused to open his positings although is is stalking me and others religiously these days with his trash. He is wasting his time because I am through with him.

Thank you very much for your sensible participation in this forum. - JL


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE NEW YEAR
From: Charity Begins at Home
To: All
Date Posted: 14:34:10 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
Moderator:

Please ask John Leigh to furnish proof of his allegations quoted below:

"Next, I am not a broke balance thief like you, constanting inflating embassy expenses and sharing the money with vendors, you Karamba-Coker monkey boy. You are one of those alcoholic druken crooks who abused your offices at the foreign ministry to do dirty tricks abroad; lie to host governments and used your official position to bring disrepute to your government and backward country. Goodbye, you dumb idiot crook. - JL ""
 


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE NEW YEAR
From: Moderator
To: All
Date Posted: 14:52:08 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Message:
If you think posting from a public library will make you anonymous, please think again.

Have you asked yourself why there's a number on every computer in that library why your library card is scanned every time you want to use any othe their PCs?

Please check your email, ambassador Leigh.


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE NEW YEAR
From: Charity Begins at Home
To: All
Date Posted: 15:07:52 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
The more relevant question is: Have you asked yourself whether you have breached the forum's confidetiality rules by sharing information with another forum member?

Your voluntary confirmation of such a breach quoted above has been duly filed to be preserved for future reference.


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE NEW YEAR
From: MODERATOR
To: All
Date Posted: 15:31:14 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Message:
Did you read the following on the disclaimer?

13. Anyone who infringes these rules may find themselves barred from this and other internet forums, and could also become liable to prosecution.

14. All information posted on the forum shall be deemed to be non-confidential and the administrators shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information. In addition, the hosts shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, display, exhibit, transmit, perform, create derivative works, and distribute the information to others without limitation, and to authorize others to do the same. Owners of the forum are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever.
_______________________________________________

Lastly, if you think this forum is a Samba gutter for every Jack and Tom to take a leak please think again.


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE NEW YEAR
From: Charity Begins at Home
To: All
Date Posted: 15:40:38 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
These are good rules. The question is have you been enforcing them fairly and fully?

Let me give you an example. You state that you have provided information to another forumite under private E-mail. The question, then, is under what grounds did you do that?

If you say that the forum's rules were violated, then you would have to show that each and every time similar violations occurred, you took the very same action -- by forwding the same information as that you have openly admitted forwarding to the other foruumite today AND by publicly announcing such action, as you did today.

Unless and until you can prove that you so acted each and every time a vioplation of the forum's rules occurred, you open yourself to a charge of conspiracy wityh the forumite you admitted earlier today you provided information to.


You see, my friend, ignorance of the law is not an excuse. That is why careful people think before -- not after -- they act.

 


 


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE NEW YEAR
From: Moderator
To: All
Date Posted: 16:23:07 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
 

Message:
I usually don't come out here stir any trouble in this hornets net of a forum. My curiosity was however aroused by the, "Quote of New Year" subject, and the reason I opened it.

I was dissappointed with what I saw because it was a mere confirmation of the very reason someone I met 40hrs ago at a New Year's party 48hrs ago was telling me he disliked about the Cocorioko forum. It was the people attacking people syndrome.

I thought I owe the reputation of Ambassador Leigh and that of this forum an action.

For the rest of your questions I'll have to refer you to the disclaimer: Ref.
_______________________________________________________

Please be reminded that the above mentioned guidelines are not meant to curb your enjoyment. They have been put in place in order to secure the smooth-running of the forum. Treat them as boundaries that should not be crossed.

Please try not to complicate things for the mods / admins. Just like you, the mods / admins have full time jobs to take care of and more. They are merely making community sacrifices to serve you, and are doing so out of their own expenses using talents no-one is paying them for. Please be cooperative with them as much as you can.
 


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE NEW YEAR
From: Charity Begins at Home
To: All
Date Posted: 17:50:03 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.142

Message:
"I thought I owe the reputation of Ambassador Leigh and that of this forum an action."

Now, that is an interesting thought. Are you referring to ex-ambassador Leigh's reputation for self-admitted rudeness and tribalism?

I ask because that is the reputation that Leigh has openly admitted he seeks to foster. Please understand that the points I raised are too important to be brushed aside with a unrelated reference to the disclaimers you cited. Nor can you cite your full-time job as a defense against a charge of conspiracy with a self-admitted rude tribalist.

If you accept to be a moderator, you will be expected to perform with diligence. That means you will enforce discipline against rudeness such as that Leigh has addmitted to perpetrating. Yet, instead, you stand ready to cheer him on to continue building up such a reputation.

What about the reputations of the victims of Leigh's rudeness and tribalism: do have no concern for those?

These and other questions will become the crux of the matter if andf when you are called upon to account for your actions you described earlier today. That is to be expected when you come out to stir trouble unecessarily on the forum by taking sides wrongly against the victims of Leigh's self-admitted and openly boastful rudeness and tribalism.


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE NEW YEAR
From: U nor go blow?
To: All
Date Posted: 17:56:09 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Bra, U nor go blow?


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE NEW YEAR
From: Not with a Name like Fen Plaba
To: All
Date Posted: 18:02:41 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.142

Message:
With a name like Fen Plaba, do you expect him to stop fen plaba? Not a chance.


Subject: Up from Slavery
From: Blanshard Meheux
To: All
Date Posted: 10:56:16 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: Foriwata@Hotmail.com
Entered From: at 140.147.167.58

Message:
I think it is absolutely pretentious and misleading to have African Americans from South Carolina (Geechees) and other southern states, visit Sierra Leone without making it known to them that the descendants of freed slaves (Creoles) who were settled in the country after the abolition of the trade, have been marginalized, discrminated against, and at present an insignificant part of the populace. This would position them to have a better understanding of the dividing lines that truely exist, and what possibly awaits them in the future, based upon society's perception of those that have the same history as they do.
We should not, and would not let history repeat itself in a manner that is truely unjust and ungrateful.


Subject: Re: Up from Slavery
From: Mohamed A. Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 21:18:58 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: Saghinosoccerworld@yahoo.com
Entered From: ool-457951c4.dyn.optonline.net at 69.121.81.196

Message:
I am baffled by your conclusion. Oh wait a minute, you must have been talking about the creoles in Haiti, right? The Salone creoles that i know (not even from the assimilated category like my former country peeps), among them a very special lady with whom i have a wonderful relationship (30 years and counting), do not feel that way about themselves. I guess you bumped into a disgruntled few, who overwhelmingly influenced your opinion. Oh shoot! Please pardon my limited knack for picking up on the obvious...........you are one of the few.


Subject: Is There a Disease Going Around on Cocorioko?
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 10:45:47 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 64.26.98.90

Message:
Is there a disease making the rounds on cocorioko? It just looks like Fen Plaba and Mr. John Leigh have it.

Maybe Mr. jalloh should pretend to be fool. so when the many detractors of Fen Plaba attack him for his, well, fen plaba, and he is not able to answer them, he won't imagine say it's Mr. jalloh again correcting him.

For Ambassador Leigh, maybe you can try seeing therapist. Not every body who returns your attacks is Mr. jalloh, you know.


Subject: Re: Is There a Disease Going Around on Cocorioko?
From: American
To: All
Date Posted: 11:44:05 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 64.26.98.90

Message:
While I wouldn't call it a disease, I don't any one would disagree with you. Leigh especially is badly sppoked. anytine someone sonething against what he writes, her lies off into into shamefull tribalistic obscenities.

More shameful because this vulgar old pa actually was salone's ambassador to the USA. Looks to me like the American government should close the Salone embassy in washington until it has cleared out all the SLPP misfits who had bribed the Salone government to send them to Washington DC as ambassadors to America.


Subject: ANSWER THE QUESTION, JOHN LEIGH
From: Earnest Lie-Lee
To: All
Date Posted: 10:25:14 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 64.26.98.90

Message:
John, you say that the IMF was right to devalue the Leone. So why have you been running away from Mr. Jalloh's question asking you to state why you think so?

Are you afraid of debating in a civilized manner? Can it be that you prefer to display your Big Wharf rudeness and Mende tribalism instead of your ignorance of elementary economics?


Subject: Re: ANSWER THE QUESTION, JOHN LEIGH
From: Advice
To: All
Date Posted: 11:50:00 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 64.26.98.90

Message:
I agree that John should answer Mohm's question. If he does not know the answer, he should concede that he does not know. That is more honorable than cussing Mohm and using anti-Fula slurs like John always does.

Mohm, my advice to u is if John refuses to answer your question, just ignore him from now on. Everybody will know that all he is good for is abusing his betters and other tribes.


Subject: Re: ANSWER THE QUESTION, JOHN LEIGH
From: Research Assistant
To: All
Date Posted: 10:48:49 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
What do you mean by "Mende tribalism"? Please clarify. In your attempt to address John Leigh, please be careful not to be condescending to all Mendes on this forum. Are you saying that all Mendes are tribalists? I hope not.


Subject: Re: ANSWER THE QUESTION, JOHN LEIGH
From: Fen Plaba Stop
To: All
Date Posted: 10:51:22 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 64.26.98.90

Message:
Fen Plaba, for a "reaseach assistant," you sure ain't too smart.

 


Subject: Re: ANSWER THE QUESTION, JOHN LEIGH
From: Observer
To: All
Date Posted: 10:58:03 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 64.26.98.90

Message:
You are right. Me, I will go as far as to say that he is not smart at all. Check this out. John uses tribalistic terms and this dumbo defending against abusing Mendes said nothing about John's abuse of Fulas. See, the man is just stupid, not not too smart.


Subject: Re: ANSWER THE QUESTION, JOHN LEIGH
From: Bijou
To: All
Date Posted: 11:23:11 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 64.26.98.90

Message:
Maybe you guys should invent a new lowest category of stupidity to class this fen plaba moron.The guy is so dumb that he advertises himself as fen plaba. Give it to him, guys, he can't say he don't know what he is.


Subject: Re: ANSWER THE QUESTION, JOHN LEIGH
From: Moh'm terminator
To: All
Date Posted: 11:05:22 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
It goes to say that you don't understand the ethnic make-up of Sierra Leone. You are the real dumbest-dumbeh-dumbo who does not realize that there is what is known as Mende-fula typically found in the Eastern and Southern Sierra Leonean. How can Leigh's insult at you as a fula mean that he all Mendes are tribalists. You are plain clothes sicko who needs to take his medication. You risk isolating yourself by attacking a whole ethnic group for the sin of one of its members.


Subject: Re: ANSWER THE QUESTION, JOHN LEIGH
From: Fen Plaba EXterminator
To: All
Date Posted: 11:19:41 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 64.26.98.90

Message:
Dumb man, please don't this personally, but tell me: What does your rant about Fula-Mende have to do with the fact that you defend John Leigh's choice to insult all Fulas and yet you buck against someone else poninting out that John is tribalistic?

Is there no limit to your tuppitness, bra Fen Plaba?


Subject: Re: ANSWER THE QUESTION, JOHN LEIGH
From: Moh'm terminator
To: All
Date Posted: 11:23:39 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
You seem to be possessed by this "Fen Plaba" demon. Why are you bringing the name of a well-respected forumite into this? You are losing your grip on reality. You better call 9-11 for the medics to take you to the ER


Subject: Re: ANSWER THE QUESTION, JOHN LEIGH
From: Fen Plaba EXterminator
To: All
Date Posted: 11:27:24 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 64.26.98.90

Message:
Hahahahaha, Fen Plaba, that's just too funny! Here you are, a man so obessed with Mohm Jalloh that you use baybayraybay monikers to try to get his attention,and you are accusing someone else of being obsessed?

Hahahahaha, look in the mirror to see whgo is obsessed. Hahahhahahah


Subject: Re: ANSWER THE QUESTION, JOHN LEIGH
From: Fen Plaba the Retard
To: All
Date Posted: 11:30:58 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 64.26.98.90

Message:
what never ceases to amaze me is how dumb Fen Plaba is. He was caught red-handed before abusing different fane names to attack Mr. jalloh. Rememeber his fake handles, and still, like a dumb man, he tries the same stunt again!


Subject: Why Is Moh'm Always Looking for Quarrels?
From: Amadu Bah
To: All
Date Posted: 10:07:58 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.142

Message:
Mohamed Jalloh is always quarreling with people. Few days ago, he spent a long time putting insults and rubbish on this forum to attack Fen Plaba. Now he is busy throwing more rubbish at John Leigh. The more he writes in his over-loaded rubbish using uneducated english, the more we know him as a fake pretending to be highly educated. We know educated people when they write. It all flows out of them smoothly and intellectually. That loaded tautology he writes should take a rest. John Leigh and Fen Plaba have more class than Mohamed Jalloh. Fen Plaba sounds better educated, a better writer and he knows how to use words without sounding like a fake. Properly educated people will never read Mohamed Jolloh's rubbish and put him in the same class with intellectauls. Fen Plaba and John Leigh should not be treated to the low life in Jalloh's Kohkonomics and gba gba ti english


Subject: Who is Africa�s greatest internationally known musician?
From: The Big Score
To: All
Date Posted: 08:43:15 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-218-22.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.178.218.22

Message:
This is something as Sierra Leoneans, you need to know. Checkout the links below.

http://afrofunkforum.blogspot.com/2006/04/geraldo-pino-back-in-mix.html

http://www.retroafric.com/html/catalogue/20cd-1.html

http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0090-7790(198423)12%3A2%3C183%3APBOSL1%3E2.0.CO%3B2-E

 


Subject: The True Heroes of the Last Presidential Election
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 08:26:03 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
Sierra Leoneans should be thankful to God Almighty for His divine intervention in the last presidential elections. The now-defunct SLPP would have rigged the elections and enthrone Berewa, which could have led to the blood shed we are now seeing in Kenya.

On the other hand, Berewa and his supporters would have fought back violently to contest the result which could have resulted in the Kenya scenario. Christiana Thorpe would have bowed to pressure from the SLPP and declared Berewa the winner, again leading the same status-quo in Kenya. Thank God for her bravery. Kabbah obviously knew that Thorpe was not going to rig on behalf of the SLPP but still made no move to remove her as Chief Commissioner, an uncommon phenomenon in African politics. The failure to remove Thorpe was a mere act of God.

Given the wide range of violent possibilities that would have resulted, I think the real heroes in the last presidential election are the PEOPLE OF SIERRA LEONE. The people of Sierra Leone wanted a non-violent change and they got it. EBK, Kabbah, Berewa, and Thorpe were all under the invisible hand of God.

scr1pture reference: Psalm 127:1---Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
 


Subject: Re: The True Heroes of the Last Presidential Election
From: ITK
To: All
Date Posted: 12:24:48 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 38.98.119.16

Message:

Seemaj Noraa:

I can't say that I disagree with the thrust of your posting. However, the term "now-defunct SLPP" leaves me a little confused. Do you know something that I don't?


Subject: Re: The True Heroes of the Last Presidential Election
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 12:38:47 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
I think you are right. "Defunct" is an inappropriate word. May be I should have said "defunct SLPP government". Thanks so much for drawing attention to this. That clarification makes a whole lot of difference because SLPP as a party is not defunct.
Thanks once again.


Subject: Re: The True Heroes of the Last Presidential Election
From: ITK
To: All
Date Posted: 17:23:48 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 38.98.119.16

Message:
Thank you very much Semaj Noraa for the clarification. You're right on the money.

 


Subject: Re: The True Heroes of the Last Presidential Election
From: Concerned Sierra leonean
To: All
Date Posted: 11:54:55 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 140-66-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.66.140

Message:
Christiana Thorpe high sense of sincerity and foresight prevented chaos in Sierra Leone. SLPP completely was out of favour with the security apparatus. The writing was on the wall for Berewa to see and if he had defiled the wishes of the peple, Sierra Leone would had been in the same mess like Kenya.
Christiana Thorpe indeed, is a heroine who will at all times be remembered for her honesty.

 


Subject: Re: The True Heroes of the Last Presidential Election
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 12:13:13 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
"The writing was on the wall for Berewa to see and if he had defiled the wishes of the peple, Sierra Leone would had been in the same mess like Kenya". Concerned Sierra leonean

Indeed she was a heroine--Thorpe showed a lot of courage in the midst of a very real danger. But from your above statement, the fact that Berewa did not resort to violent contests should be reason to glorify the Lord! God was in control.


Subject: Re: The True Heroes of the Last Presidential Election
From: nico
To: All
Date Posted: 10:25:18 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: nicoleconsult@hotmail.com
Entered From: 82-35-137-166.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.35.137.166

Message:
"Kabbah obviously knew that Thorpe was not going to rig on behalf of the SLPP but still made no move to remove her as Chief Commissioner, an uncommon phenomenon in African politics. The failure to remove Thorpe was a mere act of God."

If, as you stated above that Kabba knew that C THORPE could not rigged the election in favour of his SLPP, why then should he have removed her when the SLPP disputed the election outcome. Beside, for argument sake,why in the first place could someone appoint a referee he knew would act against him in time of a diputes.

Kabba must be a very honest man to have sided with the judgement of the electoral commissioner as a seating president in a disputed election against his SLPP, whilst the rest of his party memberships and some electoral commission officers desented.

Here is another barmy one, just to show you how Africa will find it hard to progress.

The head of the Kenya electoral commission was asked by Al -Jezeera TV interviewer. "Do you believe Kebaki won the election free and fair? The Chief electoral commissioner replied. "I don't know" He made this statement after he had announced the election results which declared Kebaki the winner. He however stated that he was pressurised to announced the results.


Subject: Re: The True Heroes of the Last Presidential Election
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 10:41:51 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
"If, as you stated above that Kabba knew that C THORPE could not rigged the election in favour of his SLPP, why then should he have removed her when the SLPP disputed the election outcome. Beside, for argument sake,why in the first place could someone appoint a referee he knew would act against him in time of a diputes" nico

I'm not sure about the point you were making in the above quotation. However for the sake of clarity, there is little if any historical evidence to show when an incumbent party lost in African presidential politics. The then Kabbah government could have put a dummy as Chief Commissioner who would dance to their music---there was every pointer that Thorpe was not going to dance to that music. It seems the Kenyan electoral commissioner did the dancing and we see the aftermath.

Remember it was Kabbah who admonished Berewa and his supporters to withdraw the attempted contest of the result. This means that either Kabbah is an honest man as you said or that the hand of God was in action. I choose to go with the latter.


Subject: Re: The True Heroes of the Last Presidential Election
From: BEN SILL
To: All
Date Posted: 10:09:07 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: bzq-84-108-238-133.cablep.bezeqint.net at 84.108.238.133

Message:
Mr. Semaj, Berewa quickly agreed to the result in order to avoid chaos. What if he should had chalenged the result and ask his suporters to go on the street and demonstrate? Where we would had been by now? You really need some good amount of research about the whole electoral process, then you might be able to place a honest judgment as to where the truth about the APC coming back to power lies. What about Victor Angelo's criminal role? Why did Christiana Thorp moved to the UNDP office instead of the NEC headquarter? Why can't she bring out the results for the entire poling stations? Why did the NEC Website disapeared?

You sound like a strong Christian believer, so please don't fool yourself. Try and look into deep how this whole conspiracy went about. That won't mean that you are not a APC suporter. Just try and do it as a honest christian.

Remember NORAA: those who see and know the truth but failed to accept it are worst than those who has not seen the truth neither know it. So don't just try to know the truth and accept it. But try to live with the truth. So i will wait to read from you again whatever truth you might find about that whole electoral process. Read all media outlet that might be available to you. Ask yourself questions. And present your findings as a true critical observer; not as a politiocian.


Subject: Re: The True Heroes of the Last Presidential Election
From: BEN SILL
To: All
Date Posted: 10:02:30 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: bzq-84-108-238-133.cablep.bezeqint.net at 84.108.238.133

Message:
Mr. Semaj, Berewa quickly agreed to the result in order to avoid chaos. What if he should had chalenged the result and ask his suporters to go on the street and demonstrate? Where we would had been by now? You really need some good amount of research in the whole electoral process, then you might be able to place a honest judgment as to where the truth about the APC coming back to power lies. What about Victor Angelo's criminal role? Why did Christiana Thorp moved to the UNDP office instead of the NEC headquarter? Why can't she bring out the results for entire poling stations? Why did the NEC Website disapeared?

You sound like a strong Christian believer, so please don't fool yourself. Try and look into deep how this whole conspiracy went about. That won't mean that you are not a APC suporter. Just try and do it as a honest christian.

Remember NORAA: those who see and know the truth but failed to accept it are worst than those who has not seen the truth neither know it. So don't just try to know the truth and accept it. But try to live with the truth. So i will wait to read from again whatever truth you might find about the whole electoral process. Read all media outlet that might be avail. Ask questions. And present your findings as a true critical observer; not as a politiocian.


Subject: Re: The True Heroes of the Last Presidential Election
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 10:13:37 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
My friend my commentary was not about the validity or non-validity of the election results. The crux of my piece was that given all that could have happened in terms of violence, we can not but give glory to the Lord. The smooth transition of power in Sierra Leone under those volatile circumstances meant that our prayers did not go in vain. Some of us spent quality time praying for this nation.

About your conspiracy theory, that would take another debate. All I'm saying is that give God the glory and accept the fact also that Sierra Leoneans learnt something from the 11 year wicked war.


Subject: Re: The True Heroes of the Last Presidential Election
From: BEN SILL
To: All
Date Posted: 11:49:07 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: bzq-84-108-238-133.cablep.bezeqint.net at 84.108.238.133

Message:
Mr. Semaj, It seems to me like you wrote your piece but you did not really understand what you were writing about. You stated certain clauses in your writings which i was responding to. I however, agreed with you about the role of God for the smooth transition of power in which the SLPP showed maturity.
If i could ask you this: Do you have or had any idea about the meeting that took place between BEREWA, VICTOR ANGELO, THE U.S AMBASSADOR AND THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER at Berewa's resident before the result was announced? I guess no. And that is why you reffered to him that he and his suporters might have fight back violently. You are a Sierra Leonean, but you don't really know who is Berewa for the past years he was in active politics. I have met him in several ocassions both home and abroad.

Let me tell you this once again: look at this issue from the right perspective.


Subject: POLITICS
From: ALFRED SESAY
To: All
Date Posted: 06:29:18 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: alfredsesay@sbcglobal.net
Entered From: at 207.64.141.9

Message:
I AM A SIERRA LEONEAN.EARLY LAST YEAR I STARTED READING YOUR WEBSITE NEWS.THANKS AND KEEP IT UP.
NOW I HAVE BEEN READING AND WATCHING ON TV THE UNFORTUNATE AND TRAGIC NEWS FROM KENYA'S GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS AND IT IS DEVASTATING. I THINK WE SIERRA LEONEANS ARE LUCKY NOT TO BE IN THE SAME PREDICAMENT.
WE SHOULD THANK CHRISTINA THORPE FOR CONDUCTING THE PAST ELECTIONS IN AN OUTSTANDING WAY THAT IS HARD TO MATCH ANY WHERE IN AFRICA.


Subject: Re: POLITICS
From: Alimamy Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 09:34:57 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: deltablast@yahoo.com
Entered From: wtsa67.public.hu-berlin.de at 141.20.12.67

Message:
Hi, Are you Alfred Sesay of Aureol Fame, specifically economics department? Please send your contact to femmasum@yahoo.com


Subject: Re: POLITICS
From: 2-1 -Honors Econ
To: All
Date Posted: 10:03:02 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
I think he is Alfred Sesay of the 2-1 fame who later went to Addis Ababa for the AERC masters. Tough guy who later tutored me advanced in microeconomics in my Honors 1 yr.

Hi Alfred,
Long time! Your 2-1 comrade here. I was in the class of 1998 who also graduated from the FBC-ECON Honors program. Remember the ABT, Korsu and others who were in that class? I hear they now give first class in the econs department after they stiffled all of us including you. Your class (Posche, Allieu Seisay et al) was a big motivation to ours.

I hear you are in the maryland area. What are you up tp these these days?


Subject: DEADLY ETHNIC CLASH IN KENYA
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 05:51:42 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n218103155091.netvigator.com at 218.103.155.91

Message:
For those of you who think that it is okay for EBK to go tribal, follow the link to see a typical end result.


Subject: Re: DEADLY ETHNIC CLASH IN KENYA
From: Anthony Sisay-with active link
To: All
Date Posted: 05:56:30 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n218103155091.netvigator.com at 218.103.155.91

Message:
The active link


Subject: Re: DEADLY ETHNIC CLASH IN KENYA
From: FENTHI
To: All
Date Posted: 06:50:37 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: fenthi@Hotmail.com
Entered From: e181188040.adsl.alicedsl.de at 85.181.188.40

Message:
Mr. Sesay,
can you please tell this Forum what makes EBK`s Selection of ministers tribalistic ? Figures and tribal pacentages may be of help here. Can you please further tell us how many Mendes or mende speaking sierra leoneans need to be in a cabinet in Freetown before that cabinet can be non tribalistic? Why is it that NO non-mende speaking citizen is up to date allowed to lead the SLPP ? I will definitely come with more questions after getting your answer.


Subject: Re: DEADLY ETHNIC CLASH IN KENYA
From: ITK
To: All
Date Posted: 17:41:31 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 38.98.119.16

Message:
Fenthi:

Did you really ask the poorly-phrased question reproduced below? (I am sure you are aware that some non-Mende citizens can and do speak Mende -- but we get your drift):

Q. "Why is it that NO non-mende speaking citizen is up to date allowed to lead the SLPP"?

Do you now see why Anthony Sisay is not taking you seriously?

Before you come back with any questions, it may profit you to do even some cursory research on the topic(s) you raise. That certainly would have given you some insight on the ethnic backround of Tejan Kabbah, (non-Mende speaking) Leader of the SLPP (1996-2007). Heck, you may have even learnt a thing or two about the ethnic backgrounds of the variousleaders of the APC since inception.


Subject: Re: DEADLY ETHNIC CLASH IN KENYA
From: Fenthi
To: All
Date Posted: 08:47:19 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: fenthi@hotmail.com
Entered From: e182003129.adsl.alicedsl.de at 85.182.3.129

Message:
Can you name any SLPP Leader,from Sir Milton onwards,who does not speak mende? BTW, in my person you are dealing with someone who does not only know the History of the SLPP but can teach it with a great degree of authority. Alhaji TK`s Origin is Mobai in the Kailahun District. Although from a Madingo father,his first language,even during his famous civil service days,after English,has always been Mende. Ask Maada Bio, J.Benjamin etc. they will tell you in confidence that his mende Language proficiency immensely helped Alhaji Dr. T.K. in winning the SLPP leadership in 1996. We need honesty in this debate.


Subject: Re: DEADLY ETHNIC CLASH IN KENYA
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 16:18:06 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n218103155091.netvigator.com at 218.103.155.91

Message:
Your are trying to be tribalistic by sighting Mende alone, as such I will not answer your question.


Subject: Re: DEADLY ETHNIC CLASH IN KENYA
From: FENTHI
To: All
Date Posted: 04:57:58 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: fenthi@hotmail.com
Entered From: e182003129.adsl.alicedsl.de at 85.182.3.129

Message:
I am glad that ethnicity has emerged again in the discussion about how the SLPP can be rehabilitated and reshaped to such a way that gaining political power once again will be within the confines of a possibility. For quite a good number of its members in Sierra leone that understand the party`s history, this debate is very essential at the moment. The problem we have in cyber fora is that too many contributors on the topic have either left Salone for far too long, in some specific example for over 15 years, and as a result have lost contact with the realities on the ground. Or in some cases, when we make our holidays, we concentrate all our energies at the beach, at the night clubs -to come and report that "Salone sweet". Many people know the magnitude of this problem for the party but honesty in confronting it is hardly forthcoming. The APC has a similar problem of acceptance in the south. I think Sierra Leone is too small for sharply, ethnically demarcated political Strongholds for political parties. I am not surprised that you hastily label me here as being tribalistic. This is not new. Now, coming back to the ethnic origin of ALL the SLPP leaders: some friend of mine that hails from Kenema even argued that NO mende person has ever ruled sierra leone. And he still thinks I should take him seriously. Making Ethnicity an issue facilitates its trivialization, negating it as a problem and shifting it under the rug will only continue to provide difficulties for the Party in terms of geniune acceptance in certain parts of the country where this is of life importance. Kenya has been famous for multiethnic cohesion. It is now clear that certain problems of tribalism have been pushed under the rug for quite a long time, giving the impression that they don`t exist. The result is here for even the blind to see. Let us continue to honestly debate on the issue. I am a Temne, I have a Mende (non-Temne speaking)Fiancee. I think I know what I am talking about here. The SLPP deserves a better stature than what it is experiencing at the moment. I know what it was when my Father, a strong, and almost fanatic member was alive.


Subject: A SHORT CLIP ON ALICIA KEYS
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 03:39:36 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: pcd441211.netvigator.com at 203.218.231.211

Message:
A short clip on Alicia Keys.


Subject: Re: A SHORT CLIP ON ALICIA KEYS
From: man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 06:41:00 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
Anthony, Sierra leone is a blessed country with inter-tribal marriages. Let us dont compare Sierra leone and what is happening in Kenya. Tribal conflict will never happen in Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: A SHORT CLIP ON ALICIA KEYS
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 16:27:49 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n218103155091.netvigator.com at 218.103.155.91

Message:
Your response is misplaced. Please cut and paste your response appropriately if you want a feedback from me. Happy New Year


Subject: AN EYE ON THE DANGER OF TRIBALISM
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 02:57:55 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: pcd180164.netvigator.com at 203.218.25.164

Message:
The just held presidential election in Kenya which was followed by a massive ethnic clash is an indication that the tribal line EBK has taken to select his administration is dangerous for the country; if not now but in the not too distant future.

I was a supporter of EBK, until his pursuant of a tribal route. In the modern day Sierra Leone, I don�t think a witted president will choose to go tribal, unless if he has an illusion of building a tribal monarch in the country.

If you have time just follow the link below and watch for yourself the danger and complexity of tribalism.
 


Subject: Poor Salone : Even illiterate Gambian can't help mocking us
From: Momoh Freeman
To: All
Date Posted: 00:12:50 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.142

Message:
Gambia/Sierra Leone: Scorpions Defeats Leone Stars

Freedom Newspaper (Raleigh, North Carolina)

23 December 2007
Posted to the web 27 December 2007

Sualyman Jatta Banjul.


In as friendly encounter today between Leone Stars of Sierra Leone and the Scorpions of The Gambia, the visitors were humbled by 2 goals to 1.

The game which had gathered a lot of spectators allowed thousands of supporters to attend especially when it was supported by Africell who also provided a car to be won by those who bought ticket to enter the match. The game was over packed and even police could not contain the crowd.


Before the start of the match tickets were said to have finished. fans walked around the stadium in search of a short cut to enter.

However, during the play the fastest ball was scored by the Scorpions within Two and half minutes by Hassan Sallah for the Gambia. He was quick to convert the ball into a goal when he received it from the left flank. Leone Stars had a lot of their country supporters but could not do as much. They scored their lone goal but could not survive the heavy shot from the Scorpions whom the Leone Stars now accept as their boss. It could be recalled that the last game they played during the U-20 Qualifiers, Scorpions gave them 4-1, eliminating them form the tournament.
Mohamed Mansaray, a Sierra Leonean living in the Gambia blamed their poor performance on their past war but others believe that there is still problem with their set up at home.

Bakary Sambou, a Gambian said their boys are well prepared for the tournaments ahead as they have started on the right footing. "We have always defeated the Leone Stars as if they are sleeping. They need to wake up before they get disgrace when they meet other teams for the World and Nations Cup qualifiers. They were are boss but the table has turned."

Many people who bought their tickets remained in the stadium to win the Africell car. The stadium was jammed packed and thousand more were standing outside trying to enter the stadium even when the game was coming toan end. Mohamed Kallon was the captain of the Leone Stars.


 


Subject: Re: Poor Salone : Even illiterate Gambian can't help mocking us
From: Jonathan T. Boima
To: All
Date Posted: 20:35:55 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-191-116-124.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.191.116.124

Message:
Guess where Sulayman Jatta attended School, You guess right... Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: Poor Salone : Even illiterate Gambian can't help mocking us
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 03:10:47 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: pcd441211.netvigator.com at 203.218.231.211

Message:
Momoh Freeman,

I don't see how losing a friendly game can translate into mockery. The British lost to the Croatians both home and away in the Euro2008 qualifiers, what�s wrong with that?
 


Subject: Re: Poor Salone : Even illiterate Gambian can't help mocking us
From: Jonathan T. Boima
To: All
Date Posted: 20:46:20 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-191-116-124.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.191.116.124

Message:
Some people take their game very seriously.
This brother is very upset with the defeat of our team. I remember a Taxi driver asking me to step out of his car because he realised I was wearing a blackpool vest.
( dis na lajons car he remarked !)


Subject: Re: Poor Salone : Even illiterate Gambian can't help mocking
From: STUPID SALONEMAN
To: All
Date Posted: 17:14:50 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-143-228-67.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.143.228.67

Message:
SO WHERE IS THE INFERENCE TO THE ILLITERATE GAMBIAN?


Subject: Re: Poor Salone : Even illiterate Gambian can't help mocking
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 11:18:06 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: pcd186108.netvigator.com at 203.218.31.108

Message:
Your country is at the bottom of the human development index and you are referring to another country of being illiterate--you must be abjectly stupid.


Subject: Who is Africa�s greatest internationally known musician?
From: Who is Africa�s greatest internationally known musician?
To: All
Date Posted: 20:30:05 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: locsmif@gmail.com
Entered From: at 206.216.34.171

Message:
Miriam Makeba
Salif Keita
Fela Kuti
Ali Farka Toure
Youssou N�Dour
Baaba Maal
Franco
Cheb Khaled
Cesaria Evora
Alpha Blondy
Lucky Dube
King Sunny Ade
Koffi Olomide
Pepe Kalle

Am I Missing Anyone?
 


Subject: Re: Who is Africa�s greatest internationally known musician?
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 01:49:06 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-71-65-58-90.insight.res.rr.com at 71.65.58.90

Message:
HOW ABOUT ANGELIQUE KIDJO,AKON AND ISMAEL ISAAC,WERRASSON AND MEIWAY?


Subject: Re: Who is Africa�s greatest internationally known musician?
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 00:23:30 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-119.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.119

Message:
Boy how can you forget the great Manu Dibango of sould makoussa fame? What about S.E.Rogers? What about Dr.Nico?


Subject: Re: Who is Africa�s greatest internationally known musician?
From: Mohamed A. Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 21:56:49 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: Saghinosoccerworld@yahoo.com
Entered From: ool-44c6af1f.dyn.optonline.net at 68.198.175.31

Message:
Yes. A strong African woman, whose voice touched the souls of people all over the world........BRENDA FASSIE. May her soul rest in peace.


Subject: Opportunity to Criticize Ernest in his backyard
From: Patriot
To: All
Date Posted: 19:20:43 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.138.6.2

Message:
Here is an advantage to criticize President Koroma on his website forum. log on to www.ernestkoroma.org/forum


Subject: Is APC a party of thugs that don't believe in criticism?
From: Sabanoh
To: All
Date Posted: 19:17:05 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: sabanoh007@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
For 12 years we have criticised Kabba and his cohorts because of the way our country was ran and I have never been approached by any of the SLPP members. I was in Bonthe for the holidays when my family informed me that 2 plain clothes policemen came to the house to ask for me and left some threatening remarks about my writings on Kebe Kanu's forum. When I got back to Freetown, I tried to find these APC/Iscandri/Kebe Kanu thugs that were looking for me. Kebe, you know me more than anyone on this forum,you should know by now that I am not afraid of anyone but I refuse to bend down to your cohorts thuggish behaviours and threaten people.
The new APC cannot be new if it continues on the path of the old,threatening people who criticises them and not allowing the citizens to have freedom of speech. Ernest is not going to be any different than Siaka if he allows these thugs and raray boys to ruin the positives of his party. Apc is not even 200 days old and it is reminding us of Siaka.Monkey nor deh lef he black hand. Lonta


Subject: Re: Is APC a party of thugs that don't believe in criticism?
From: Ar go die O!
To: All
Date Posted: 22:21:03 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
My friend, it seems to me that you are suffering from O.P.S---Obsessive Paranoid Syndrome. Are you sure the 'cops' that you claimed were after you were not really a figment of your wild imagination?
I bet you that people in Sierra Leone do not give a flying cop about what a diasporan efulefu called Sabanoh scribbled in Cocorioko's forum. Did you swindle someone in Freetown or Bonthe? Did you imbibe globs of Sassman? Or maybe you tried the new Bonthe Jamba? I hear that stuff will really make you see or hear things. Sabanoh, lef noh!


Subject: Re: Is APC a party of thugs that don't believe in criticism?
From: Sabanoh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:32:54 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
Thats whats wrong with thugs like you. Your approach to someone criticising your party is to laugh it off. Do you wonder why Sierra Leone is backwards? It is because citizens like you do not hold leaders and parties responsible because your relative(s) is the mix. Put your country first, hold these lie lie politicians feet to the fire and let them do what they are supposed to do and not squander the resources of the country. Now you smoke that. Lonta


Subject: Re: Is APC a party of thugs that don't believe in criticism?
From: Ar go die O!
To: All
Date Posted: 16:03:33 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
"Do you wonder why Sierra Leone is backwards?"
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It is because Sierra Leoneans like Sabanoh are always hallucinating about the APC. Don't worry, you are safe in the democratic wilds of Salone. APC will not become a police state.


 


Subject: Re: Is APC a party of thugs that don't believe in criticism?
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 19:48:38 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
 

Message:
My friend, what have you been smoking ? There is no Kebe Kanu on this forum. Are you sure you are alright ?


Subject: What's up with John and Moh'm
From: Monkey noba lef im blackhan
To: All
Date Posted: 18:54:05 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-170-208-88.dllstx.fios.verizon.net at 71.170.208.88

Message:
For the record, I have never met Moh�m Jalloh and I am not responding on his behalf or behest, nor am I part of the monika game that goes on here. Obviously, John has many friends and some foes as well, both on this forum and in the wider world. I don�t intend to be part of the squabbling that goes on here, among John Leigh, Moh�m Jalloh, and the others. Unfortunately, in his fallacious reasoning, John thinks anyone who is offended by his ethnic slur is a monika for Moh�m Jalloh. If I attack all Creoles or Sherbros because I get into a fight with one of them, it is reasonable to expect all Creoles or Sherbros to be offended. Well, I am aggravated! When I ask John Leigh to apologize for his tribalistic remarks the last time, I thought he may have lost his temper and made some imprudent and injudicious statements. I even spoke to a friend who knew John personally and he assured me that John was a gentleman. Oh boy, Was my friend wrong! He keeps doing the same thing repeatedly. John is looking for a fight with more persons than one; well su..., bring it on! I have concluded that John was, is, and will always be an ethnocentric donkey. I just don�t fathom why he cannot deal with Moh�h Jalloh without engaging in such ethnic slurs, other than being a tribalist. I understand that you grew up in Freetown at a time when Kambay (or Shabras) Krioes like him, have little or no respect for other ethnic groups. I have news for you: thing have change, whether you like it or not. John, one would expect that as a cosmopolitan, educated, and matured man as you, would be judicious about what they say in a public forum, such as this one. You could have gone after Moh�m all you want John, but you choose to display bigotry and fatuousness. You are a shame to the Albert Academy, SLPP, and Salone. Ironically, John Leigh wrote in one of his postings �There is an existing SLPP branch in the US and I am one of those, including Mr. George, trying to clean up the corruption and tribalism within.�Does this phobic know what tribalism is? The pettiness John exhibits is frightening, considering the fact that this unsophisticated, unprincipled, and vindictive scum was Salone�s Ambassador to the USA, and was vying for the presidency. The sad part is that you will never know how much damage you have caused to your image (not that you had much) and your political life (DEAD, even within the SLPP). If my memory serves me right, you are His Excellency John Leigh, not Dirty John way soak gari nar pockit. How John KaK... nar Mabaila sup pot. Nar so e go eat in sh... No, I think you are the other John � the one who is an ethnocentric, egomaniac, and tribalistic skunk. The vile language you spew from your esophagus on to your twisted tongue and orifice may well be coming from your posterior opening of the alimentary canal. You seem to enjoy taunting �Next, Professor Karamba-Coker of the Cow Milk School of Parity Studies at Burn Teet University...� as someone engaging in anilingus just inches away from were you first experienced fresh air that fateful day. Sorry folk, but the only way for clean Dirty Olu (John), nar for go meet am inside Samba gutter en dreg am commot dae.

Happy new year!

 


Subject: Re: What's up with John and Moh'm
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 23:27:30 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.142

Message:
Dear Monkey Boy:

Don't get carried away under fake pretenses. Shedding crocodile tears will not help your empty case.

I am writing only against one single, stupid idiot alleviator of imported cans of soft drinks. My aim is to be as nasty to that one single individual alone just as he is nasty and a pest to many people who disagree with his idiotic rubbish writings. However, I draw the line by not disclosing his name.

Obviously, getting a dose of your own medicine when you least expect it really hurts. So, please stop hurting others with your nasties and people would avoid hurting you the way they know how. - JL

 


Subject: Re: What's up with John and Moh'm
From: Analyst
To: All
Date Posted: 05:48:21 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
My aim is to be as nasty to that one single individual alone just as he is nasty and a pest to many people who disagree with his idiotic rubbish writings. However, I draw the line by not disclosing his name.
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The problem you run into is that you have no proof who you writes on cocorioko. So, how do you know that it is the same individual who attacks you?

Seeems to me that you are the one that is hurting from the logical flogging that the man you are obessed with has given you in the past. so, whenever you see anyone teach you a lesson in how to stop being illogical, you see your old teacher. And you attack.

To me that is a sign of deep trauma on you secondary to clinical dissection of your poor thinking.


Subject: Re: What's up with John and Moh'm
From: Aina
To: All
Date Posted: 10:36:55 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 64.26.98.90

Message:
How I know John Leigh is stupid is when he say that he is not disclosing the name of his nemesis because he "draws the line there". This is nothing to do with drawing any line. John, you just nor ba lef you black hart. Envy and bad hart is second nature to you. That is how you used to malign Margai, calling him all kinds of names like Flunkey, OpinCall lawyer, etc., etc, without disclosing his name. That makes you a coward. Also, it makes you stupid becos you think by not calling Margai's name that will make you able to hide from the actions he can take against you. Not true, boy.

You are just one sick puppy, John. Too bad for you you can't accept the fact. You are nothing but a failure. Get used to it. Your cuss cuss , at you age of nearly 70 years old,means you are a totally lost cause.


Subject: Re: What's up with John and Moh'm
From: Mo'hm Detector
To: All
Date Posted: 07:54:54 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
Mo'hm, i know it is you with your many masks. Why dont you face John Leigh like a man ? Are you afraid that he will expose your empty brain ?


Subject: Re: Ask the Cowward to Answer my Question
From: Mohamed A. Jalloh
To: All
Date Posted: 08:53:07 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
One of the marks of a serious person is that he learns from his mistakes. It is a test that you have failed to pass. You make statements for which you show no evidence -- "Mo'hm, i know it is you" -- and then you expect to be taken seriously! That tells me that you don't even take yourself seriously.

The archives of Cocorioko show that John Leigh ran away like the coward he is when I challenged him to answer a simple question -- that he tell us why he believes that the IMF's devaluation was the right prescr1ption for SL, as he claimed in one of his less indecorous moments of fleeting lucidity.

Yet, like the unserious person you are, you come ask me why I don't face the cowardly Leigh. If Leigh is more than just a rude, crude, illogical, linguistically-challenged tribalistic loser, he would prove me wrong -- by responsively answering my question. Otherwise, his uncouth tribalistic rants only prove what has long been evident -- that he is an intellectually-challenged, rude, crude, tribalistic loser who can't engage in a serious debate.

As for me using fake names, that is proof only that you truly are blind.


Subject: Re: Ask the Cowward to Answer my Question
From: Research Assistant
To: All
Date Posted: 09:00:33 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
"It is a test that you have failed to pass" Mohamed A. Jalloh

"..by responsively answering my question" Mohamed A. Jalloh


Professor Jalloh, the above statements are tautologous.
I'm just trying to be your research asistant, professor Jalloh.


Subject: Re: Ask the Cowward to Answer my Question
From: Teacher
To: All
Date Posted: 10:08:50 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 64.26.98.90

Message:
I don't see any tautology in Mr. Jalloh's statements. Or, are you trying to divert the issue from Leigh's continuing cowardly failure to answer Mr. Jalloh's question?

Maybe you can provide the missing explanation you failed to provide as to why you believe Mr. Jalloh's statements are tautologous.


Subject: Re: What's up with John and Moh'm
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 08:18:43 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.142

Message:
Professor Dr. Parity Karamba-Coker, the High Distinguished Modibor Professor For Propagating Dunce Writings and Photos, is not only an idiot who would pay 30,000 parity dollars weekly for 30,000 plassas' devalued leones, he is also a Modibor Coward Chicken who depends on 1001 monikers to insult others and praise his own self-inflicted idiocies.

This dunce idiot boy should never confuse himself - let alone equate himself - with genuine Fullahs, one of the most highly intelligent, dependable, persevering and self-respecting ethnic groups in all of Africa who have none of his kalo kalo rubbish.
He can only speak for himself and for no one else - that Dummy!
 


Subject: Re: John Leigh the Coward: First Margai, now Jalloh
From: Ojukokoro
To: All
Date Posted: 10:17:07 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 64.26.98.90

Message:
Bra Leigh, do you suffer from a inferiority complex? First, you start abusing Charles Margai and calling him all kind names, and saying how he won't be a factor in the elections that he made slpp to lose. Charles just ignored you with contempt.

Now, you abuse Mohamed Jalloh with tribalistic trash. Then you deny that you are not abusing Fullahs. Borbor Leigh, nah so you fool? How can you use tribalistic slurs without being tribalistic? You too tuppit, John.

If me nar Mr. Jalloh, ar ho treat you crase talks and gutter language with you broko English with contempt, just like Margai treated you with the contempt your tribalistic rants, rude outbursts, illiterate English, and your gross stupidity deserves.

 


Subject: Re: John Leigh the Coward: First Margai, now Jalloh
From: Moh'm terminator
To: All
Date Posted: 10:23:24 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
Please do not drag the name of the honorable Charles Margai into your rubbish. A fool at 40 is a fool forever. It seems you have not learned from your irresponsible mistakes. Stop contaminating this forum for us. Take your fight somewhere else. We are sick and tired of your squablle with almost everyone on this forum...Go away Moh'm Jalloh


Subject: Re: John Leigh the Coward: First Margai, now Jalloh
From: Ojukokoro
To: All
Date Posted: 10:28:35 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 64.26.98.90

Message:
"We are sick and tired of your squablle with almost everyone on this forum."

You are sick, all right, John Leigh. We all know that. But please don't speak for the good people of this forum. That is taking crase too far.

BTW, don't worry. I am not Mohm. That one is your hyper active fear playing games with your mind.


Subject: Re: What's up with John and Moh'm
From: Sewa Road
To: All
Date Posted: 08:34:55 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-147-165-192.range86-147.btcentralplus.com at 86.147.165.192

Message:
Bra Leigh, you go kil me wit laf!


Subject: Re: John is Just a Samba Gutter Mouth and Tribalistic Skunk
From: Truth
To: All
Date Posted: 07:09:18 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: static-70-21-126-109.res.east.verizon.net at 70.21.126.109

Message:
John Leigh is a nut case. And rude, too, pantap his tribalism. That's the truth. Like a man with no blessing. Every where he goes, people allah pan am. No wonder soneone said he has no home training.


Subject: Re: What's up with John and Moh'm
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 05:40:43 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n218103155091.netvigator.com at 218.103.155.91

Message:
A good way to attack some wimps on this Website.


Subject: Re: What's up with John and Moh'm
From: Ar go die O!
To: All
Date Posted: 21:55:35 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
...nor am I part of the monika game that goes on here.
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So is your government name 'Monkey noba lef im blackhan'? This is very funny.

 


Subject: THERE IS NO NEW SLPP CHAPTER IN NORTH AMERICA.
From: ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA
To: All
Date Posted: 18:47:39 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: SAIDUBANGSO@AOL.COM
Entered From: c-69-140-129-75.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.129.75

Message:
I have been instructed by the duly elected chairman of the SLPP, North America region, Mr. Matthew Magawo to inform the general public that there is nothing known as A NEW SLPP in the North America.
We have only one chapter under the dynamic leadership of chairman Magawo. The Magawo administration was properly elected(in accordance with the party's constitution).
Nobody has the right to remove our executive by unlawful means. When the term of office of this present executive ends, it will be replaced in a convention.
The SLPP will always follow democratic principles.
I encourage all well meaning SLPP members to act in an orderly and civilize fashion.
 


Subject: Re: THERE IS NO NEW SLPP CHAPTER IN NORTH AMERICA.
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 23:07:36 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.142

Message:
Dear Mr. Bangura:

I was going to keep our dirty linens private but since the kalo kalo side is gone public, I am oblige to clarify matters.

For your information Mr. Margao, formerly of the PDP, is not the genuine leader of SLPPNA. He and his tribal cabal are seeking to control SLPPNA through yuki-yuki tactics representing the contiuation of the notorious Makeni onBention.

I am only one of many genuine SLPP members working to clean things up and put SLPPNA in proper footing free from Afro-politricks.

Any purported election of Mr. Margao was a fruad. A meeting was called in New Jersey in April 2006 for the sole purpose of writing the rules for a democratic election to regularize the affairs of SLPPNA after years of tribal crookedness. This meeting was then crudely converted into a sudden election in which Margao by secret pre-arrangement, had called his tribal supporters for that illicit purpose.

His so-called election was thus a farce.

You claim Mr. Margao is dynamic. I laugh! Mr. Margao may be dynamic to some people but not to people who have knowledge of his reputation. I will stop here for the time being.

I am presently involved in cleaning up the mess created by kalo kalo tribalists and opportunists with some ability to do evil but little or no ability to pursue the public interest. Soon there will be a Convention under Roberts Rules of Parliamentary Procedures to elect nationlist people of good character and ability, free of tribalism, to lead our party in North America. Pleae do not be fooled by crooks. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: THERE IS NO NEW SLPP CHAPTER IN NORTH AMERICA.
From: Delaw
To: All
Date Posted: 21:23:00 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: lawlawde80@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-24-34-61-146.hsd1.ma.comcast.net at 24.34.61.146

Message:
Sure enough there is no new SLPP party formed in North America, there is however structure oriented, like minded people withih SLPPNA who have decided to move the party forward as a formidable force under the umbrella of The New SLPP/North America. We live in a developed world were politics is or should be practised in a democratic way. Your so called Margoa has no credibility to lead this region. He ran away to Freetown and has been there pursuing his personal agenda for his selfish gains. We are not ready for reckless and nonchalant attitude, as an opposition we are moving to prepare ahead for the local elections now and continue to build our support base for 2012. No more embezzlement agenda, no more corrupt anti progressive SLPP agenda. The call for change is now and we are moving forward period.
 


Subject: HAPPY NEW YEAR BAMBAY LANS KAMARA
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 16:31:16 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
I haven't seen postings from you in a while. Missed the You Tube videos. I wish you the superbest in 2008, brother.


Subject: Former Sierra Leone ambassador nailed in visa fraud
From: summer
To: All
Date Posted: 16:15:55 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: summer@hotmail.com
Entered From: c-71-199-140-97.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 71.199.140.97

Message:

This is a disgrace for SL. I need your input on this.

By Abdulai Bayraytay in Freetown.


The government of Sierra Leone has been informally given the ultimatum to expeditiously recall the country�s Ambassador to the United States of America Sulaiman Tejan Jalloh or he and his family will be expelled within thirty days. Tejan-Jalloh was appointed by the former SLPP government of Ahmad Tejan Kabbah.

According to US Embassy sources in Freetown, Ambassador Tejan-Jalloh presented two ladies to the United States Embassy in Freetown he purported to be his daughters in order for them to secure diplomatic visas that would have facilitated their travel and stay in the United States.

Sources close to the US Embassy Visa Officials in Freetown became suspicious and instituted investigations into the applications. Accordingly, it was ascertained that Tejan Jalloh obtained fake birth certificates for his �daughters� under the false names of Musukuda Tejan-Jalloh and Rosaline Tejan-Jalloh so that they would have traveled to the United States on diplomatic passports.

�If the government fails to recall him immediately, we will be left with no option but to expel him within thirty days," US officials are reported to have said.

According to Washington, D.C. sources, this is just one of the greatest diplomatic embarrassments the country has faced under the erstwhile leadership of the Sierra Leone People�s Party (SLPP) government.

�This is what you get when you reward hustlers with diplomatic appointments�, one Sierra Leonean resident in the US, Mohamed Kamara aka Maajid said.

"This is just one of the reasons why we kicked out the SLPP government from power. Can you imagine it cannot recall a corrupt diplomat that brought shame and diplomatic embarrassment to the country?� asked Fourah Bay College law student, Henrietta K. Kamara.

In an interview with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFA & IC) Mrs. Zainab H. Bangura at her Gloucester Street office in Freetown, she disclosed that Ambassador Tejan Jalloh has been immediately recalled, noting that all traveling arrangements have been made with the Ministry of Finance to bring him and his family back to the country immediately.

�The government cannot tolerate this in any form�, the internationally acclaimed anti-corruption activist said.

Meanwhile, President Ernest B. Koroma has replaced Tejan Jalloh with Dr. Bockarie Stevens as Sierra Leone�s new ambassador to the United States. As at press time, it is not known whether the new APC government will charge Tejan Jalloh once he returned to the country for professional and diplomatic misconduct.
 


Subject: COCORIOKO : FORUMITES HAPPY NEW YEAR
From: FODAY MANSARAY
To: All
Date Posted: 16:04:36 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-187-64-127.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.187.64.127

Message:
Fellow formats, please join me in extending New Year greetings to our Editor in Chief and Publisher Rev. Kanu and all Internet news Editors and Contributors. I want to also say thanks to Cocorioko Board members and especially our Chief Reporter in Freetown Joseph Kamanda. To his credit, sixty percent of critical news coming from Freetown during the just concluded Elections was his effort and perseverance. I am therefore requesting all of us send a congratulating message to these fine patriotic Sierra Leoneans for their contributions in redirecting Sierra Leone.


The Media�s role will live infinitely in the history books of sierras Leone. I am confident that no one will under-estimate the power of the Media and Particularly the People power in Sierra Leone anymore.

I must also say without the rule of law, Accountability and Freedom of the Press, we can not achieve any fundamental goal set to create and run a successful Economy. It is my opinion that we (Internet news Agencies) should work together at all times when our common interest is genuinely under attack.

Despite the lining of some of our Members, (like other news agencies), Cocorioko is committed to see that Freedom of the press survive and thrive as an Instrument as well as continue to remain the forth-Arm of the government to maintain sanity and balance of power �On behalf of the People.�

On that note, I am extending a Olive Branch to Mr. Kallon of the New People and all elsewhere news agencies to work together. However, accusing Cocorioko for what he called �irresponsible reporting� is unnecessary and irresponsible as the word itself.

Cocorioko has been on the front-line pushing for Democracy and will continue that spirit at all times.

Season Greetings


 


Subject: Re: COCORIOKO : FORUMITES HAPPY NEW YEAR
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 17:02:02 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Indeed I join you in wishing the Cocorioko team a wonderful New Year. The role that Cocorioko has played in bringing us current news from home and giving us a place to express our views cannot be underestimated. The Forum of Patriots has about as many APCers as SLPPers and through it all Kabs and his team have endured a lot of gratuitous abuse from people who don't agree with some of Cocorioko's positions. The newspaper and its forum continues to grow stronger as even competitors like Sheku Kallon surreptitiously advertise and attack in Cocorioko....
So Cocorioko, may 2008 continue to strngthen your continued commitment to Press Freedom. Enjoy!


Subject: Re: COCORIOKO : FORUMITES HAPPY NEW YEAR
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 01:34:48 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
Chairman Foday, as a new year gesture, I think it will be nice if you lift the ban on people who have been contributing in the forum. Give them the last chance. Thanks and happy new year.


Subject: SIERRA LEONE TO SEND PEACEKEEPING TROOPS TO KENYA &PAKISTAN
From: UN SOLDIER
To: All
Date Posted: 15:41:22 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-250-43-213.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.250.43.213

Message:
IS IT TRUE THAT SIERRA LEONE WILL BE SENDING PEACEKEEPING TROOPS TO KENYA AND PAKISTAN AS A TOKEN OF GRATITUDE SINCE THEY SENT PEACEKEEPERS TO US DURING OUR KITIKATA?


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONE TO SEND PEACEKEEPING TROOPS TO KENYA &PAKISTAN
From: nico
To: All
Date Posted: 16:46:16 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: nicoleconsult@hotmail.com
Entered From: 82-35-137-166.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.35.137.166

Message:
I will be surprise if your information was correct. These are my reasons: Kenya and Pakistan are not at war and have not officially declared a war. The two upheavals are political unrest which cannot be described as a war. Thus external military peace keeping force is neither required nor necessary. There are general breakdown of law and order emanating from the usurpation of democratic principles,ie the assassination of Benazir and the apparently rigged election in Kenya.

Kenya has one of the best army in Africa and trained alongside the British army who had a base in Kenya for decades now.

They are unlikely to require peace keeping troops from Sierra Leone or anywhere else to resolve their internal political disputes.

The situation will change if there were a protracted full scale war in which both the army and the government fail or unable to protect the civilian population and when the conflict degenerate into a partizan warfare involving the tribes and the national army.

If Sierra Leone send troops to Pakistan and Kenya it will be done through a bilateral agreements between these countries.

I believe it is a gesture of support if such offer were made. But It is not likely that Kenya and Pakistan will need it.


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONE TO SEND PEACEKEEPING TROOPS TO KENYA &PAKIS
From: SALONE INCURSION.
To: All
Date Posted: 17:17:20 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-143-228-67.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.143.228.67

Message:
WAS SIERRA LEONE AT WAR?
Thought it was an incursion? Who declared war on who?


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONE TO SEND PEACEKEEPING TROOPS TO KENYA &PAKIS
From: nico
To: All
Date Posted: 04:18:13 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: nicoleconsult@hotmail.com
Entered From: 82-35-137-166.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.35.137.166

Message:
It started as an incursion but scaled up in to a full blown civil war in which the authorities lost command of the security.

Regards


Subject: Kabba to travel to Kenya with kufuor
From: Freetong Pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 14:14:24 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 80-45-43-34.static.dsl.as9105.com at 80.45.43.34

Message:
As the violence continues in Kenya it is understood that former president Kabba will travel to Kenya alongside the AU chairman John Kufuor to help in trying to settle the dispute, the BBC is reporting.


Subject: Re: Kabba to travel to Kenya with kufuor
From: nico
To: All
Date Posted: 15:35:12 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: nicoleconsult@hotmail.com
Entered From: 82-35-137-166.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.35.137.166

Message:
Has Kabba transformed his role from a commonwealth election observer to a negotiator or what we call in Freetween a go-between? Does his remit as an observer include such a role as a negotiator?

We have heard an unambigious position statement from the EU observers team describing the Kenyan election results as flawed and below international standard.

By contrast the commonwealth observers team led by Tejan Kabba has thus far not made any comment as expected from them.

It seems that Kabba has now assumed the role of a reconcilier and a peace maker. Who gave him this mandate, is it the AU or Gordon Brown, John Kuffour perhaps?

Before Kabba embark on a peace missions,which was not his initial responsibility, he has a duty to the citizen of the commonwealth to first issue their observation report like what the EU has done.

Assuming a different role without accomplishing the principal remit given to him seems confusing to me at least or is he trying to play his usual double standard?

Am I missing something which other forumites might know?


Subject: Re: Kabba to travel to Kenya with kufuor
From: Alimamy Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 19:17:28 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: deltablast@yahoo.com
Entered From: e178076080.adsl.alicedsl.de at 85.178.76.80

Message:
u r right!!!!!


Subject: Re: Kabba to travel to Kenya with kufuor
From: Foday Kabba
To: All
Date Posted: 08:42:01 01/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 65.91.143.4

Message:
Tejan Kabbah went to Kenya as Head of the commonwealth observer mission. He has had a meeting with Kibaki and is now on his way to Freetown. BBC did not say Kabbah was going to Kenya with Kuffuor.

Every saloneman n woman should feel proud that their contriman has had to play such a high ranking role on continental affairs under the aegis of the commonwealth after superintending over one of Africa's best elections in decades.

Bad heart nor good.


Subject: Re: Kabba to travel to Kenya with kufuor
From: nico
To: All
Date Posted: 10:47:14 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: nicoleconsult@hotmail.com
Entered From: 82-35-137-166.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.35.137.166

Message:
"Tejan Kabbah went to Kenya as Head of the commonwealth observer mission."

Foday Kabba, listen. We knew that Tejan Kabba led a commonwealth observers team in Kenya. But what most forumites are more interested in and rightly entitled to know is the findings from that mission, which hitherto we do not know.

You said that every Sierra Leonean should be proud for Tejan Kabba for acting as an election observer on behalf of the commonwealth. But for some of us Tejan Kabba did not complete the purpose of the mission. We need to hear from either him or the team he lead a position statement on the disputed election, such as those annouced by the EU observers team in Kenya.

In the absence of a statement, one is inclined to believe that the citizens of commonwealth have been deprived of a clear view of the Kenya elections from their official observers, and that can hardly be commendable.

You also said as quoted below:
"BBC did not say Kabbah was going to Kenya with Kuffuor."

My response:

I am not aware whether the BBC made such an announcement but I am certain that Aljezeera and the sky news correspondents reported that Tejan Kabba would join President Kufour of Ghana to mediate the Kenya election dispute.

Foday to be appointed as an election observer is not a big deal. I am on the EU short term Election observer monitoring lists, having completed level one and two of the relevant training in London. I can be invited at anytime to a suitable placement.

When you talked about bad heart, I am not required to answer to that because I am not interested in wild personal comments. I focused on issues that I regarded as objective. Such as, a statement from the head of the commonwealth team on their mission.

Finally, let me give you an idea of why they did not come up with a statement, unlike the EU.
The commonwealth observers team were incoherent and divided on the issues at hand and did not have the gut to present a credible uniform voice on the election result, widely condemned by other world organisations as flawed. So where does that lives the commonwealth team led by Tejan Kabba?

 

 


Subject: BEREWA: Man of the Year...
From: Neneh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:33:41 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 86.164.170.114

Message:
...For he saved our Nation from the anarchy that is now ravaging through Kenyan cities.

Imagine had he not conceded, instead challenged the "doubted" election results of your "woman of the year" Sierra Leone would have been in flames. Alas, now we know why the SLPP is regarded as the civilised of all parties...

So, SLPP and Berewa: Joint winners of the peace price.


Subject: Re: BEREWA: Man of the Year...
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 13:53:11 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
"Imagine had he not conceded". what would have happened? Nothing. He was defeated, period. Again, Madam Thorpe is woman of the year. Let us accept it. Indeed it is difficult to find her type. She is a patriot. Happy New year, Neneh.


Subject: Re: BEREWA: Man of the Year...
From: Woman pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 14:38:28 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 86.164.170.114

Message:
Man pikin,
Are you honestly saying that had Berewa decided to fight the result, nothing would have happened? Then my friend you do not know much about Sierra Leone Politics and what APC planned for the Country at that time...Happy new year!


Subject: Re: BEREWA: Man of the Year...
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 01:20:56 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
I stand by my word, nothing would have happened. Can you tell me what Berewa would have done?


Subject: Madam Thorpe
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 12:44:19 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
I agreed with you Kabs, Dr. Thorpe is woman of the year.


Subject: Happy New Year to Kabs and your Team
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 12:19:41 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.243.66.63

Message:
I wish you a very successful and prosperous New Year. You brought Sierra Leoneans together to express their feelings and to give their contributions for the betterment our beloved nation.

Most of these suggestions by Sierra Leoneans played a very significant role in our nation building, and all this was made possible by you.

May your godly thoughts continue to be palpable to the entire Sierra Leonean community.

For this, you and your family'll be blessed abondantly

Thank you and stay blessed.


Subject: FRIENDLY ADVICE FOR SEMAJ NORA
From: The Real Correction
To: All
Date Posted: 10:03:53 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
Posted by The Real Correction on January 01, 2008 at 10:02:27:

In Reply to: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail posted by Semaj Noraa on December 31, 2007 at 11:50:51:

Doc, you are making a mistake. You are not debating with who you think you are debating. Be smart -- don't assume things.

 


Subject: Re: FRIENDLY ADVICE FOR SEMAJ NORA
From: Real, Real Correction
To: All
Date Posted: 10:19:06 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
You are not debating with who you think you are debating. Be smart -- don't assume things.
-----------------------------------------------------

Mister Bookman, did you mean:


You are not debating with WHOM you think you are debating. Be smart -- don't assume things

 


Subject: Re: FRIENDLY ADVICE FOR SEMAJ NORA
From: LOL
To: All
Date Posted: 10:31:39 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
Mister Bookman, did you mean:
--------------------------------------------

Don't you mean: Mr. Bookman, did you mean?

 


Subject: Re: FRIENDLY ADVICE FOR SEMAJ NORA
From: Really LOL
To: All
Date Posted: 10:47:37 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
That was a good one, LOL. Score one for all non-fen plaba people! LOL


Subject: Re: FRIENDLY ADVICE FOR SEMAJ NORA
From: Real, Real Correction
To: All
Date Posted: 10:52:50 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Just keeping it tight bro. Forum is getting boring with everyone walking on egg shells.


Subject: Re: FRIENDLY ADVICE FOR SEMAJ NORA
From: The Real Correction
To: All
Date Posted: 11:03:03 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
Mischief is not tight -- egg shells or not. Be a man --use one of your own many false names.

Don't hide behind someone else's moniker to attack the famous Doc. That's not only fraudulent, it's a repeat of the public immorality that the Chairman himself had properly warned you against not too long ago.

It's high time you learnt from your many repeated mistakes.


Subject: Re: FRIENDLY ADVICE FOR SEMAJ NORA
From: Real, Real Correction
To: All
Date Posted: 11:12:56 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Your contumelious remarks can only come from an undeveloped mind. How can we learn, when we have such a graceless and slow-witted professor like you?

P.S: By the way, please stop dragging the Chairman into this. Kindly read the rules of the forum. No rules are being broken here.


Subject: Re: FRIENDLY ADVICE FOR SEMAJ NORA
From: Real, Real Correction
To: All
Date Posted: 10:44:45 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Who is Semaj?
By the way, that was a really lumpy response on your part. I am disappointed. LOL back at ya!


Subject: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: Sheku Kallon
To: All
Date Posted: 09:43:42 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: shekukal@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-105-124-181.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 76.105.124.181

Message:
Threats to Press Freedom as APC Thugs and Plain Clothes Police Officers Intimidate and Monitor the Ofiices of The New People
12.31.2007
Plainclothes policemen and APC thugs have been monitoring the offices of the New People office in Freetown. The government is increasingly worried about the cogency and timeliness of the information published in the online edition of the newspaper. Senior APC administration officials have also been quizzed. The New People wishes it to be known that its online version is not governed by the registered board as documented with the media commission. The outlet will continue respecting all ethical obligations, but it will not withhold the truth from Sierra Leoneans.FULL STORY

 


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 12:02:20 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
Sheku, how will you call what SLPP did to Paul kamara, Phillip Neville and the late Yansaneh. Please stop. Prezo Ernest will respect the freedom of the press. I will confirm your allegation with Minister I. B. Kargbo.


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA
To: All
Date Posted: 11:29:22 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: SAIDUBANGSO@AOL.COM
Entered From: c-69-140-129-75.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.129.75

Message:
Sheku, you should not be surprised because all of us know that the APC will never believe in democracy.
The words, freedom of expression or press freedom or free speech rights will never be part of the APC vocabulary.
Please, do not forget that president Koroma assured the people of Sierra Leone that he will take the country back to the days of his God fathers/mentors Siaka Stevens and J.S.Momoh. That simply means that the country will surely go back to days in which there will be no press freedom, thuggery and violence will be the order of the day and the fundamental rights of people will be unlawfully taken from them.
Sheku, the APC will never fight for us but the Almighty God will fight for us.


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: Man Pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 11:57:17 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
Saidu, please give your mouth a vacation. Why all these negative propaganda. Did Prezo Ernest said he will take us to the days of Stevens and Momoh. You are forgetting so soon what the SLPP did to Paul Kamara, Phillip Neville and the late Yansaneh(May his soul rest in Peace). How did you call this? Press Freedom. Man, Prezo Ernest is not like Kabbah, okay. He will always respect the freedom of the press.Lonta!


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: Sempu
To: All
Date Posted: 12:22:16 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: sempujay@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-68-49-197-222.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.49.197.222

Message:
Man Pikin, I have always said that Saidu do not have any clue about what is happening back home. He does not even know what is Press Freedom. He sits here in the US and make negative statements about the APC.Saidu, do you know how many pressmen suffered human rights violations during the reign of the SLPP? Harry Yansaneh was killed and nothing came out of it. Some suffered in silence. Mr Olu Gordon of PEEP, Phillip Neivelle of Standard Times to name a few suffered and are still going through the trauma.
Talk about issues you konw and try to visit home. You have been here since 1983. How much could you remember about home. Stop. Lonta
Sempu


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 12:42:57 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
Sempu,did Saidu tell you that he have been here since 1983? Is this not the saidu who was attending the Prince of Wales? Saidu, try to be honest to yourself.


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: Sempu
To: All
Date Posted: 17:06:51 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: sempujay@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-68-49-197-222.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.49.197.222

Message:
Man Pikin,
It is from the horse's mouth. Its the same Saidu who attended Prince of Wales. He must have been over fifty years now. Time to retire from security job and go home.
Sempu


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: Ukehs
To: All
Date Posted: 18:09:21 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: sheku_kamara@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 91.84.136.50

Message:
Sempu,
What Sahidu has done to you? I don't know the man but it seems as if you have had a relationship with him in the past and you have been disappointed.


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 01:26:27 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
You know Saidu very well. Be honest.


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: Ukehs
To: All
Date Posted: 01:59:21 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: sheku_kamara@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 91.84.136.50

Message:
I don't know Saidu trust me. I just have a funny felling that Sempu and Saidu used to shag each other due to the manner in which she criticizes him on this forum.


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: Sempu
To: All
Date Posted: 07:57:21 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-72-92-81-148.phlapa.fios.verizon.net at 72.92.81.148

Message:
Dear Ukehs,
From your comments it appears you feel sorry for Saidu. Dont worry. "Nor waste powder nar kondo back"
If there is any relationship between Sempu and Saidu, the forum is not the appropriate place for any personal attack. We are talking about issues concerning Sierra Leone and i expect positive and constructive critisms from Sierra Leoneans.
I do not expect people to sit in the US having a good life when people back home suffer.
I am saying this again, that Saidu has been in the US since 1983, if this is true. His comments clearly tells me he is far from understanding happenings in Sierra Leone.
He is a strong SLPP and he is one of those who benefitted from the government. Let other people have the opportunity too. Now its other people's turn. Power sweet eh? Let him give APC a chance and see what they can offer.
Ukehs i have respect for you.
Happy New year.
Sempu Jay
 


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 08:43:41 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
Now, we have heard Sempu's side. Thanks Sempu. I hope Saidu will be on board to fight against poverty in Sierra Leone and not be sitting here cauding noise.


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: Ukehs
To: All
Date Posted: 03:11:13 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: sheku_kamara@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 91.84.136.50

Message:
I don't know Saidu trust me. I just have a funny feeling that Sempu and Saidu used to shag each other senselessly and Saidu probably deed a runner to another lady and Sempu eventually thought that this is a pay back time for what Saidu deed to her.


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 06:29:11 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
Let us wait for sempu response


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: FODAY MANSARAY
To: All
Date Posted: 11:02:33 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-172-29-154.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.29.154

Message:
Pl. Kallon stop this false propaganda. Happy New Year


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA
To: All
Date Posted: 14:09:15 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: SAIDUBANGSO@AOL.COM
Entered From: c-69-140-129-75.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.129.75

Message:
Foday Mansaray, happy, happy new year. Congratulations on your appointment as deputy governor of the central bank of Sierra Leone. I hope that you will justify the confidence reposed in you. Good luck.


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 01:24:41 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
Saidu, this is a new year. No personal attack. We need constructive criticism. When are going home to help alleviate the sufferings of our poor people.


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: Sheku Kallon
To: All
Date Posted: 11:52:11 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: shekukal@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-105-124-181.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 76.105.124.181

Message:
It's not propaganda. I received the calls from my editor in Sierra Leone and also spoke to the APC official who was questioned by intelligence officials. Believe me, your APC is starting to harrass our journalists in Freetown.


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 12:11:14 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
These intelligence officials....did they have horns on their heads and blood dripping down down their cheeks? S-C-A-R-Y! Sheku, I thing your editor was sauced on AKPKRA!
Don't worry O'man, Press Freedom is here to stay even though the recklessness of your newspaper and the rabid-dog attacks of Sylvia Blyden undermine the sanctity of press freedom.


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: foday mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 12:25:47 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-187-64-127.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.187.64.127

Message:
Call me @ 732 619 0297.


Subject: Re: Threats to Press Freedom APC Style
From: GO AWAY
To: All
Date Posted: 10:10:39 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
please go away.


Subject: Expensive APC Renovations Despite Poverty in Sierra Leone
From: Sheku Kallon
To: All
Date Posted: 09:32:48 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: shekukal@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-105-124-181.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 76.105.124.181

Message:
Bombshell! APC is Spending $532,763 on Refurbishing Ernest Koroma�s Presidential Lodge as Sierra Leoneans Struggle to Pay More than Le100,000 for a Bag of Rice
www.thenewpeople.com


Subject: Re: Expensive APC Renovations Despite Poverty in Sierra Leone
From: Erica Adams
To: All
Date Posted: 20:59:18 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: ericamonique82@hotmail.com
Entered From: adsl-074-185-005-235.sip.clt.bellsouth.net at 74.185.5.235

Message:
"APC is Spending $532,763 on Refurbishing Ernest Koroma�s Presidential Lodge"

This is a very misleading statement. The Presidential Lodge is not now nor will it ever be EBK's. This is property of the government of SL. I would imagine this expense was approved by more than EBK since there has been much discussion about the recently proposed budget.

I can only use my imagination but if the SL embassy in Washington is any indication of the condition of the presidential lodge, then renovations are needed. People need to divorce themselves from the peasant mentality and stop buying into the notion that SL is a poor country. In reality it is a rich country that has been exploited by outsiders and unfortunately its own leaders.

Sierra Leone is poised to take the world stage as an example of democracy, recovery after war, and anti-corruption. You can't have your country's top official looking like he is begging for a living. I don't understand why people don't want to see the president elevated or give him the respect the position should be granted. I don't think you all understand that SL can only go as high as the leader.

Now that there is a First Lady in place and she appears to be fairly educated, why can't the media use it's resources to help put this couple on the world stage as a power couple? That kind of label will help to attract investors and other resources to the country. I think too much attention is given to the ideas of a free press and not enough emphasis is placed on the responsibility of a free press. If people are truly interested in seeing improvements within the country, I would suggest that those in the media stop trying to find everything that is wrong with EBK and start promoting what he is doing right. I'm not saying that the media should never critize, but I do believe that with the transition and change EBK has proposed, the media should outline his agenda often and hold him accountable to what he said he would do.
 


Subject: Re: Expensive APC Renovations Despite Poverty in Sierra Leone
From: Sempu
To: All
Date Posted: 08:11:49 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: sempu@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-72-92-81-148.phlapa.fios.verizon.net at 72.92.81.148

Message:
Thank you Erica.
We really need to grow.I now realise that most Sierra Leoneans do not love their country. You have said it all and i hope people will understand from the angle you are coming from.
Some greedy Head of State could have bought a new house for himself and latter sell it to government. The lodge needs to be renovated. Our president must not live in a shack.
Go ahead Sierra Leone and make a better place for your Head of State. President Koroma will walk out of that house when his term ends and leave it for who ever will succeed him.
Wake up Sierra Leoneans.
Sempu Jay


Subject: Re: Expensive APC Renovations Despite Poverty in Sierra Leone
From: Concerned Sierra leonean
To: All
Date Posted: 03:55:40 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 140-66-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.66.140

Message:
State Lodge should be refurbished. Remember, the SLPP turned it to an abbatoir where animal sacrifice was the order of the day.
EBK should be dwell in a place free from evil and demonic influence. When Sanni Abacha gave Kabbah two million dollars to renovate at State Lodge, where was tribal Kallon?
APC, please, go ahead with the residence cleansing. State Lodge is a dirty place and it must be refurbished.


Subject: Re: Expensive APC Renovations Despite Poverty in Sierra Leone
From: Jonathan T. Boima
To: All
Date Posted: 14:04:20 01/01/08 ()
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Message:
Mr. Kallon, would you rather see the president spend such an amuount on Sierra Leone infrastructure or buy a house in The UK or in Arlington, VA. Like his predecessors. Not to mention the NPRC & AFRC.
I do agree the price of rice is becomming an issue which I think the Goverment is aware of.
I think money spent on the presidents Lodge is an investment for the Country. With an updated living quarters he can boldly invite investors (one on one); Can you imagine what effect that would have on any skeptic investor especially with our post war situation. Listen to this: Mr. Invstor "I was personally invited by the president himself, I stayed in his lodge" That might just be the begining of an investment project that might employ a good number of us in Sierra Leone.
I dont think its a bad idea. I would rather see the president do that as oppose to buying a handfull of mansions in Atlanta,GA in the name of his (idle) sons and relatives out Sierra Leone Tax payers money.

 

 

 


Subject: Re: Expensive APC Renovations Despite Poverty in Sierra Leone
From: J
To: All
Date Posted: 17:06:12 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-171-167.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.171.167

Message:
I meant to say, in the article below that EBK should get his priorities together and in order.


Subject: Re: Expensive APC Renovations Despite Poverty in Sierra Leone
From: J
To: All
Date Posted: 17:03:43 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
You should go to the UK and see the official residence of the Prime Minister. I cannot understand why Africans like to do things over the top instead of keeping it simple and clear. This is obviously a waste of resources which could be better utilised. EBK should get his priorities together otherwise it will backfire.


Subject: Re: Expensive APC Renovations Despite Poverty in Sierra Leone
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 16:22:25 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
Where do you want Prezo EBK to live? Kroobay. Common on my friend, he is a Prezo.


Subject: Re: Expensive APC Renovations Despite Poverty in Sierra Leone
From: ITK
To: All
Date Posted: 18:50:42 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Man Pikin:

You miss the point. No-one is saying there should be no renovations; nor is anyone saying the President should reside in a slum.

All of this knee-jerk defensiveness by supporters of the government is nauseating, and very dangerous. That sort of sycophancy from citizens only suceeds in giving the government a false sense of security. (And, I'm sure you know what the reaction is when true dissent begins to arise).

Anyway, the issue we are dealing with here is priorities, not what the President should or should not be entitled to:

Remember, the APC won the last elections largely on a campaign defined by "zero tolerance" of corruption, SLPP waste (of donor funds, among others), and the unmet needs of the masses. The APC pledged to to do better, and the people seeking some sort of change, took their chances with the Opposition.

Fast forward to January 2008: Basic commodity prices, including staple foods, are increasing sharply; the promised jobs for the youth have not, and will not, materialize any time soon; there have not been any significant improvements in the quality of life of the citizens, and there won't be in the short- or medium-term -- intermittent electricity supply at an as-of-now cost of $32 million may have some symbolic impact (EBK was smart to focus on a goal he knew would obviously win kudos and went for it) but the jury is out both in terms of real cost and success ratio; last, law and order continues to be severly tested around the country; if the unprecedented incidence of ethnic- and political-based violence since the the APC assumed power is not handled judiciously, this could lead to an extremely volatile situation.

My friend, given what I have briefly described above, I daresay building squash courts is not what I would consider a priority at this time. Neither are lavish innaugurations and official parties with holidaymaking "JCs."

I do not wish this upon Sierra Leone, but this is precisely how the revolution that sent Baby Doc and his wife (the most hated woman in Haiti)into exile began. I remember a Haitian friend telling me that a video was leaked into the slums that showed Michele Bennet Duvalier and her fellow light-skinned upper class friends modeling their fur coats (bought on weekend shopping sprees in Paris) in a specially modulated air-conditioned room in her palatial home. The desperately poor and suffering population were at first numbed by the sheer wealth and ostenatatiousness; then they just went ballistic, in the infamous riots in the town of Gonaives, then in other cities around the country.

As I said, I do not wish that on Sierra Leone, but excess has a way of spiraling out of control. A word to the wise.

 


 


Subject: Re: Expensive APC Renovations Despite Poverty in Sierra Leone
From: man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 19:44:16 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
My friend, don't you think Prezo Koroma know our country's priorities. I believe he will live up to expectations. It is no secret that the expectations of our people are high. By the way, the story of renovating the presidential lodge cannot be confirmed. How true it is that Prezo Koroma is building squash courts? These are all allegations. I know it will not be easy for Prezo Koroma. It is too early to judge him.. We will critize him too when he don't perform. However, I know there are evil forces who want to see him fail. It will be tough for him that is why he should rule the country with "iron fists". The cost of living in Sierra Leone is affecting us here too, because we are the "power house",by sending money to our people.


Subject: Re: Expensive APC Renovations Despite Poverty in Sierra Leone
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 10:07:09 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n219077250008.netvigator.com at 219.77.250.8

Message:
Okay, let's just say the president has the right to sleep in luxury; after all you don't expect him to sleep in slumps. Let's all hope that he does something good for the country.


Subject: Re: Expensive APC Renovations Despite Poverty in Sierra Leone
From: true indeed
To: All
Date Posted: 06:13:00 01/03/08 ()
Email Address: truelife@msn.com
Entered From: gate1-norfolk.nmci.navy.mil at 138.162.0.41

Message:
Yes he has a right to live in luxury. I dont know what funds he used for that. but I would rather the nations wealth be used for the good of the nation. as politicians they should be servants of the people. This applies to both sides apc and slpp. I dont have a problem if they used they own money. did parliament approve such funds? We need a tighter system of accountability from both sides.


Subject: ANOTHER SLPP TIFFMAN CAUGHT RED HANDED
From: BUFORD HWY
To: All
Date Posted: 07:42:58 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
Former Sierra Leone ambassador nailed in visa fraud
- Tuesday 1 January 2008.
By Abdulai Bayraytay in Freetown.


The government of Sierra Leone has been informally given the ultimatum to expeditiously recall the country�s Ambassador to the United States of America Sulaiman Tejan Jalloh or he and his family will be expelled within thirty days. Tejan-Jalloh was appointed by the former SLPP government of Ahmad Tejan Kabbah.

According to US Embassy sources in Freetown, Ambassador Tejan-Jalloh presented two ladies to the United States Embassy in Freetown he purported to be his daughters in order for them to secure diplomatic visas that would have facilitated their travel and stay in the United States.

Sources close to the US Embassy Visa Officials in Freetown became suspicious and instituted investigations into the applications. Accordingly, it was ascertained that Tejan Jalloh obtained fake birth certificates for his �daughters� under the false names of Musukuda Tejan-Jalloh and Rosaline Tejan-Jalloh so that they would have traveled to the United States on diplomatic passports.

�If the government fails to recall him immediately, we will be left with no option but to expel him within thirty days," US officials are reported to have said.

According to Washington, D.C. sources, this is just one of the greatest diplomatic embarrassments the country has faced under the erstwhile leadership of the Sierra Leone People�s Party (SLPP) government.

�This is what you get when you reward hustlers with diplomatic appointments�, one Sierra Leonean resident in the US, Mohamed Kamara aka Maajid said.

"This is just one of the reasons why we kicked out the SLPP government from power. Can you imagine it cannot recall a corrupt diplomat that brought shame and diplomatic embarrassment to the country?� asked Fourah Bay College law student, Henrietta K. Kamara.

In an interview with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFA & IC) Mrs. Zainab H. Bangura at her Gloucester Street office in Freetown, she disclosed that Ambassador Tejan Jalloh has been immediately recalled, noting that all traveling arrangements have been made with the Ministry of Finance to bring him and his family back to the country immediately.

�The government cannot tolerate this in any form�, the internationally acclaimed anti-corruption activist said.

Meanwhile, President Ernest B. Koroma has replaced Tejan Jalloh with Dr. Bockarie Stevens as Sierra Leone�s new ambassador to the United States. As at press time, it is not known whether the new APC government will charge Tejan Jalloh once he returned to the country for professional and diplomatic misconduct.

 

 


Subject: AS MINISTER of T/PORT=SLRTC Cash+UK COMM=Death of Madam Smat
From: Siaka Margai
To: All
Date Posted: 14:16:18 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: siakamargai@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-72-80-47-138.nycmny.east.verizon.net at 72.80.47.138

Message:
If all three allegations are true then STJ don reach waterloo:
* SLRTC deal
* SALPOST dollar-rented House Deal
* PASSPORT deal that killed Madam Smart
* New Visa Deal even as STJ leaves office....
An extention of The ABUSE OF PUBLIC OFFICE?


Subject: Re: ANOTHER SLPP TIFFMAN CAUGHT RED HANDED
From: Sempu
To: All
Date Posted: 10:02:06 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: sempujay@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-68-49-197-222.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.49.197.222

Message:
When you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. These are the people we think can represent us in the International arena. God will expose all those rouges who give our country a bad reputation. This Tejan Jalloh should be arrested and prosecuted for diplomatic misconduct.
APC, no turning back. 'Forward ever, backward never'.
Sempu


Subject: Re: ANOTHER SLPP TIFFMAN CAUGHT RED HANDED
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 07:55:18 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
If this is true, I think Tejan Jalloh should be prosecuted.


Subject: Re: ANOTHER SLPP TIFFMAN CAUGHT RED HANDED
From: nico
To: All
Date Posted: 10:48:04 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: nicoleconsult@hotmail.com
Entered From: 82-35-137-166.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.35.137.166

Message:
This is dishonesty at the highest, but this conduct from Tejan Jalloh is not unexpected. One of the hall mark of Kabba's administration was that he treated people of probaty and upright character with desdain.

Kabba had often promoted people who were not above suspicion and in some cases were accused of corrupt practices.

This same Tejan Jalloh was confronted by news papers in freetown with an allegation of stealing �50,000 when serving as cabinet minister.

When Kabba resuffled his cabinet, the only time he ever did so, he appointed Tejan Jalloh as our country's ambassador to USA, ignoring the allegations made.

When the standard times news paper first unearth the visa scandals before the last election, many of us felt that Tejan Kabba ought to have recalled Tejan Jalloh from duty to answer some questions relating to his attempt to obtain visa by deception.

But as usual kabba entertainted it. We talked about this serious lack of leadership as if it is new. But this is becaues the failure of the SLPP to have checked Kabba from destroying the image of the party wwill remain to hunt the party for a longtime to come.


Subject: RENOVATIONS at EBK's Presidential Lodge
From: Salone Police
To: All
Date Posted: 07:04:41 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: salonepolice@hotmail.com
Entered From: adsl-76-240-60-138.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 76.240.60.138

Message:
Gentlemen and ladies, is it true that President Ernest Bai Koroma is completely renovating the Presidential lodge?

I think he should do so. After all, every head of state does so even in the White House
http://www.thenewpeople.com/071231presidentiallodge.htm

I don't personally see a reason for the brouhaha about how much it is going to cost.


Subject: HAPPY NEW YEAR KABS
From: KOBOKO
To: All
Date Posted: 06:35:07 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Happy New Year Kabs! may the almighty God bless you and your family. May the almighty continue to give you the strength and wisdom in your fight against evil on our country and continue in the positive promotion of Salone.


Subject: Change
From: Man Pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 06:24:30 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
Happy new year to all forumites and Rev. Kabs Kanu, Foday Mans and all the staff of cocorioko. Indeed, you are doing a good job for letting Sierra Leoneans express their views whether negative or positive in the forum. However, I hope this new year will bring some changes. I hope forumites will stop to attack each other and work or contribute for the development of our country. We should remember that there is no place like home. Once again, Happy new year to all.


Subject: I WISH EVERYBODY A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
From: ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA
To: All
Date Posted: 05:51:11 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: SAIDUBANGSO@AOL.COM
Entered From: c-69-140-129-75.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.129.75

Message:
I wish all my Sierra Leonean brothers and sisters a bright and prosperous 2008.
I pray that the Almighty God directs our leaders to the right path.
I also pray that God will take away the heart of stone from all government officials who want to live at the detriment of the whole nation, and give them the heart of flesh, so that they will work in the interest of the country and its people.
I call on all well meaning Sierra Leoneans to join hands together to take the country forward.
We have been divided for a long time and that did not pay us any dividend, therefore, we need be united because we are ONE PEOPLE IN ONE COUNTRY.
Once again I wish everybody a HAPPY NEW YEAR.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.


Subject: Re: I WISH EVERYBODY A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 12:08:53 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.243.66.63

Message:
God bless you bro.

May God answer your prayers. I wish you a happy and properous New Year.


Subject: MR.POLITICAL
From: KONO MAN
To: All
Date Posted: 01:10:20 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-191-45-40.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.191.45.40

Message:
Mr political,i am expecting some positive response from you.All your writings are negative,please change for the better.


Subject: BOY TEE---THE HOMELESS ? NEW SLPP
From: THE PLAIN FACT
To: All
Date Posted: 00:44:29 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-191-45-40.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.191.45.40

Message:
It is a complete ridicule to Sierra Leone politics for Mr Thomas George (BOYTEE)a HOMELESS MAN, PUBLICLY announced the formation of a NEW SLPP.
If i can get my facts right,MR.HOMELESS BOYTEE was a member of the old SLPP,but MR HOMELESS EMBEZZLED a little over three hundred dollars,that was entrusted to him.Apparently, he was expelled from the PARTY by SOLO B HIMSELF.Honestly i want to download all his defaults,but i am waiting for his reply. N.B-PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO SEND CHILD SUPPORT TO RACHEL,SHE IS EXPECTING A BACK PAYMENT OF ($200,000,00)


Subject: Re: BOY TEE---NO NEW SLPP
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:09:14 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
I can attest to one and all that Mr. Thomas George has not announced the formation of a New SLPP at all.

There is an existing SLPP branch in the US and I am one of those, including Mr. George, trying to clean up the corruption and tribalism within. Mr. George is merely referring to the reform group's work, and not a new party. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: BOY TEE---THE HOMELESS ? NEW SLPP
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 12:18:18 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
I can attest to one and all that Mr. Thomas George has not announced the formation of a New SLPP at all. -- John Leigh

Leigh, don't you need credibility before you can seriously make such statements to the public? why are you then making the statement?


Subject: Re: THE POWERFUL IMPORTED CAN OF PARITY DRINK
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:17:27 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
Dear Mr. Stupid ParityMan:

I am happy to report that I have just enjoyed my own first imported can of soft drink in North America in the hope of the Leone gaining parity with the US dollar. We are in a greement that our people need instant help to excape chronic, debilitating poverty.

Here are three people that need help.

1. Yesterday, Musu sold potato leaves for New Year's Bonga fish and fouk-fouk plassas. She realized a revenue of Le5,000. Now she wants $5,000 under your idiot parity scheme to alleviate her deep poverty. She works six days a week and would be requiring $30,000 weekly in exchange for her Le30,000 weekly aggregate receipts from plasses selling at Bombat Street Market.

2. Next, Professor Karamba-Coker of the Cow Milk School of Parity Studies at Burn Teet University now wants dollar parity for his Le800,000 monthly salary. I.e. he wants to earn $800,000 a month or an annual salary of $9,600,000 as a college teacher. This Karamba-by-Dozen man who writes idiotic nonsense with his ugly pictures of himself plastered all over the place for dunces to admire.

3. Lastly and not to be left out, our Kalo-Kalo Minister, Mr. Question, of the Ministry for KahkahDebul Affairs, wants parity for his Le2,000,000 monthly salary. I.E., he requires an annual salary of $24,000,000 so that he may instantly alleviate his extreme poverty brought about by the World Bank and the IMF through unfair devaluation of the leone.

I hope Mr. Kalo-Kalo Question of 1001 moniker-abuser fame will finalize the parity decree prior to the completion of my second can of imported soft drink so that our newly elected government will get all the dollar back-up needed to pay spinach vendors $30,000 a weekly, 52 weeks a year for merely selling plassas; $9,600,000 to Cow Milk lecturers and $24,000,000 a year for each of our kalo-kalo ministers and so on and on and on.

You need not get back to me on this or any other subject matter during the rest of your life because I won't ever read your assanine rubbish. Goodbye and no thanks. - JL

 


Subject: Re: THE POWERFUL IMPORTED CAN OF PARITY DRINK
From: Monkey norba lef im blackhan
To: All
Date Posted: 18:59:39 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-170-208-88.dllstx.fios.verizon.net at 71.170.208.88

Message:
For the record, I have never met Moh�m Jalloh and I am not responding on his behalf or behest, nor am I part of the monika game that goes on here. Obviously, John has many friends and some foes as well, both on this forum and in the wider world. I don�t intend to be part of the squabbling that goes on here, among John Leigh, Moh�m Jalloh, and the others. Unfortunately, in his fallacious reasoning, John thinks anyone who is offended by his ethnic slur is a monika for Moh�m Jalloh. If I attack all Creoles or Sherbros because I get into a fight with one of them, it is reasonable to expect all Creoles or Sherbros to be offended. Well, I am aggravated! When I ask John Leigh to apologize for his tribalistic remarks the last time, I thought he may have lost his temper and made some imprudent and injudicious statements. I even spoke to a friend who knew John personally and he assured me that John was a gentleman. Oh boy, Was my friend wrong! He keeps doing the same thing repeatedly. John is looking for a fight with more persons than one; well suc..., bring it on! I have concluded that John was, is, and will always be an ethnocentric donkey. I just don�t fathom why he cannot deal with Moh�h Jalloh without engaging in such ethnic slurs, other than being a tribalist. I understand that you grew up in Freetown at a time when Kambay (or Shabras) Krioes like him, have little or no respect for other ethnic groups. I have news for you: thing have change, whether you like it or not. John, one would expect that as a cosmopolitan, educated, and matured man as you, would be judicious about what they say in a public forum, such as this one. You could have gone after Moh�m all you want John, but you choose to display bigotry and fatuousness. You are a shame to the Albert Academy, SLPP, and Salone. Ironically, John Leigh wrote in one of his postings �There is an existing SLPP branch in the US and I am one of those, including Mr. George, trying to clean up the corruption and tribalism within.� Does this phobic know what tribalism is?
The pettiness John exhibits is frightening, considering the fact that this unsophisticated, unprincipled, and vindictive scum was Salone�s Ambassador to the USA, and was vying for the presidency.
The sad part is that you will never know how much damage you have caused to your image (not that you had much) and your political life (DEAD, even within the SLPP). If my memory serves me right, you are His Excellency John Leigh, not Dirty John way soak gari nar pockit. How John KaK... nar Mabaila sup pot. Nar so e go eat in sh... No, I think you are the other John � the one who is an ethnocentric, egomaniac, and tribalistic skunk. The vile language you spew from your esophagus on to your twisted tongue and orifice may well be coming from your posterior opening of the alimentary canal. You seem to enjoy taunting �Next, Professor Karamba-Coker of the Cow Milk School of Parity Studies at Burn Teet University...� as someone engaging in anilingus just inches away from were you first experienced fresh air that fateful day. Sorry folk, but the only way for clean Dirty Olu (John), nar for go meet am inside Samba gutter en dreg am commot dae. You make me sick./vomit/I need a shower!
Happy new year!
 


Subject: Re: GIVING KANGAYS A BAD NAME
From: Margai
To: All
Date Posted: 22:32:44 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I understand that you grew up in Freetown at a time when Kambay (or Shabras) Krioes like him, have little or no respect for other ethnic groups.
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To call an ethnocentric, egomaniac, and tribalistic skunk like Bribe-for Ambassador-to-USA and Bribe-for-SLPP-leadership Loser Lee a Krio is to stink up the name of Krios.

Didn't the samba gutter mot Leigh tell the world that his own father kicked him out of his house just becos of his samba gutter mot he turned against his step-mum?


Subject: Re: BROKEBALACERS ARE CROOKS
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 00:06:18 01/02/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.142

Message:
Dear Fake Margai:

For your information, I am not a Krio. I am of mixed parentage and consider myself a Sierra Leonean first and last. I grew up at Kaneekay. There is no samba guuter there. Maybe your samba gutter is in your parents' backyard. I have no idea where it is or was.

Next, I am not a broke balance thief like you, constanting inflating embassy expenses and sharing the money with vendors, you Karamba-Coker monkey boy. You are one of those alcoholic druken crooks who abused your offices at the foreign ministry to do dirty tricks abroad; lie to host governments and used your official position to bring disrepute to your government and backward country. Goodbye, you dumb idiot crook. - JL


Subject: Re: BRIBER-LEIGH IS A CROOK
From: Margai
To: All
Date Posted: 07:21:33 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: static-70-21-126-109.res.east.verizon.net at 70.21.126.109

Message:
John,

You are the one that sold fake visas to people at the Salone embassy in DC. You are a crook. Bribed not to be fired by Pres. Kabbah. You failed. You bribed to get SLPP leader and failed. You bribed to get PMDC leader. You failed again. Now, you are trying to bribe to get SLPP leader again. John Leigh, you are a failure in life. and that's becos you are too uncouth and unfit to lead anything. You also jealous Margai becos he know book pass you. You are a Loser Leigh.


Subject: Re: BRIBER-LEIGH IS A CROOK
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 16:32:35 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.151.109.124

Message:
I just want to ask a question, I don't know either of you guys but I'm disgusted with you people. You appeared to be well educated but very childish and arrogant in your behavior.

To learn that someone who once served our country at an Ambassadorial position can involve in such reckless behavior makes me feel sick.

What do you guys think people from other nationalities regards Sierra Leoneans.

Comm on guys grow up.


Subject: Re: THE POWERFUL IMPORTED CAN OF PARITY DRINK
From: Concerned
To: All
Date Posted: 14:43:48 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
Are you okay, John Leigh? You sound terribly incoherent. Like you are having more problems than usual thinking straight. I would get help, just in case the stress of cocorioko becomes too much.


Subject: Re: BOY TEE---THE HOMELESS ? NEW SLPP
From: Salone Police
To: All
Date Posted: 07:08:18 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: salonepolice@hotmail.com
Entered From: adsl-76-240-60-138.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 76.240.60.138

Message:
Gentlemen, I don't think politics warrants this kind of personal attack. I think the moderators need to enforce the rules. People can discuss ideas without discussing or telling lies about people's private lives.


Subject: Re: BOY TEE---THE HOMELESS ? NEW SLPP
From: BanKilolo
To: All
Date Posted: 08:56:21 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-147-165-192.range86-147.btcentralplus.com at 86.147.165.192

Message:
Moderator take it easy! we need these sort of attitude to liven-up the forum. "all works and no play makes jack a dull boy".


Subject: Happy New Years to all the forumites
From: JACKAL
To: All
Date Posted: 00:06:46 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: epa@gmail.com
Entered From: c-24-1-80-107.hsd1.il.comcast.net at 24.1.80.107

Message:
May the new year bring joy to u all.


Subject: Re: Happy New Years to all the forumites
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 00:08:06 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Wish you the same bro.


Subject: NSLPP/NA............TERRIBLE NAME!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 22:07:04 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Just read in Cocorioko about a new, reform-minded breakaway faction of the SLPP called the New SLPP/North America.
The intentions are good but what a public relations nightmare this New SLPP is getting itself into.
I can just imagine JJ Blood, Sama Banya, John Benjamin and the old pachyderms of the old SLPP already strategizing fiendishly as they sharpen their knives:

"NSLPP? You mean Northern SLPP", John Benjamin sneered.
"Oh you mean Northern SLPP/New Arata", Dr SS Banya smiled wolfishly.
"Don't mind the JC SLPP. One Hamburger, One People. Nar way den Belful!" JJ Blood said gleefully
Oh, wait, wait", Reider the Publicity Secretary yelled excitedly. "Suppose we just say 'New SLPP: Red wine in green bottles'. That will kill them for sure!".
The others stared at him angrily.
"Shut up you moron", JB Dauda sanrled. "No wonder we lost the damn elections. What kind of rubbish is this. Red pamine in 7Up bottle indeed. That is the lamest sound bite I've ever heard. You think you're still working for Foday Sankoh. Maybe we should get Sylvia..."

"


Subject: Special Request
From: Erica Adams
To: All
Date Posted: 18:11:58 12/31/07 ()
Email Address: ericamonique82@hotmail.com
Entered From: adsl-074-185-005-235.sip.clt.bellsouth.net at 74.185.5.235

Message:
Greetings Fellow Forumites,
First and foremost I would like to wish you all a very happy and properous New Year. For those who will be attending church services tonight, I ask that you say a special prayer for SL, EBK, and those entrusted with leading the country. Additionally, I ask that you remember Kenya, Pakistan, and other places in the world experiencing unrest.


Subject: Re: Special Request
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 18:25:44 12/31/07 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: pcd283131.netvigator.com at 203.218.73.131

Message:
Erica, happy New Year. If you are talking about praying for a country forgets it; it will not work. Since we have been praying our country has gone through the worst possible things: Civil war with horrendous crimes committed against our fellow Sierra Leoneans; we are constantly being placed at the bottom of the human development index; we are in constant and pathetic blackouts; and so on.

So the actual New Year message should be ACTION! ACTION! AND ACTION!

Remember: Bob Marley said �brotherman don�t tell me that heaven is under the earth �.Great God is a living man.�
 


Subject: Re: Special Request
From: Sempu
To: All
Date Posted: 10:11:11 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: sempujay@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-68-49-197-222.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.49.197.222

Message:
Anthony, Happy New to you too. Man how can you stop praying for your country. You may have many children but you only have one country. Think wisely. We have to continue praying till something good happens. This is a new year. Think positive ok.
Sempu


Subject: Re: Special Request
From: Sempu
To: All
Date Posted: 10:09:46 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: sempujay@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-68-49-197-222.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.49.197.222

Message:
Anthony, Happy New to you too. Man how can you stop praying for your country. You may have many children but you only have one country. Think wisely. We have to continue praying till something good happens. This is a new year. Think positive ok.
Sempu


Subject: Re: Special Request
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 10:15:52 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: man_picki@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
Sempu, Let us pray for Anthony so that God will give him the courage to go to Sierra Leone to help our people in his own small way. Mama Sa. Leone is crying. We need to help her. Things are difficult for our brothers and sisters. Prezo Koroma alone will not solve mama Sa.Leone's problems. All of us should get on board. Happy New year Mama Sierra Leone


Subject: Re: Special Request
From: Erica Adams
To: All
Date Posted: 00:31:58 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: ericamonique82@hotmail.com
Entered From: adsl-074-185-005-235.sip.clt.bellsouth.net at 74.185.5.235

Message:
You have to remember that faith without works is dead. The two go hand in hand.


Subject: Re: Special Request
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 21:40:33 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Anthony, take it easy. I think Erica has a point. Just because prayers did not work before doesn't mean they will not work this time. Maybe 2008 is gonna be our year finally. So leh we pray ya!


Subject: ANY LIGHT YET?
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 18:07:18 12/31/07 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: pcd283131.netvigator.com at 203.218.73.131

Message:
Yesterday I spoke to my brother in Freetown. He told me that electricity is still playing the hide and seek game "now you see; now you don't."

Some of you have been shouting at the top of your voices--APC will bring Light, APC will bring light. Some even said "EBK will say let there be light and there will be light." Where is the light?

Another disturbing thing my brother told me is that they might have even spent about US$7m for freight to bring the borrowed generator to Freetown--what a waste.

APC now, APC ever, there only development is retrogression.

So gentlemen and ladies, let get ready for the free fall in the twilight zone.
 


Subject: Re: ANY LIGHT YET?
From: POLITICAL
To: All
Date Posted: 23:44:19 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip70-162-167-106.ph.ph.cox.net at 70.162.167.106

Message:
How can two generators cost $7million just for transportation Mr. Sisay? Don't you even tell your brother that is impossible?


Subject: Re: ANY LIGHT YET?
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 08:54:13 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n219077250008.netvigator.com at 219.77.250.8

Message:
Well, it is the rumor flying around. I don't know for sure whether it is true.


Subject: Re: ANY LIGHT YET?
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 19:49:59 12/31/07 ()
Email Address: Man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
Anthony, the people of Sierra Leone need your help. Instead of sitting here causing noise why can't you go and help Prezo Koroma to take care some of our country's problem. It is too early to critize Prezo Koroma. I am not a supporter of the APC, but let us think as one people. Please try to go to Sierra Leone. I hope this will be one of your New Year's agenda. Have a happy New Year.


Subject: Re: ANY LIGHT YET?
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 08:57:45 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n219077250008.netvigator.com at 219.77.250.8

Message:
Thanks for your contribution. I would like to go to Sierra Leone to help whoever is in power for the betterment of all Sierra Leoneans. However, they (the APC regime) will have to recognize that we exist in the first place.


Subject: Re: ANY LIGHT YET?
From: Sempu
To: All
Date Posted: 22:08:16 12/31/07 ()
Email Address: sempujay@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-68-49-197-222.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.49.197.222

Message:
Thanks Man Pikin. I agree with you.
Anthony your likes need to go home and see what is happening. You critize every government and have never made any positive contribution as to how Salone for push go befoh. We need constructive comments. I will also suggest you go home briefly and see for yourself. I challenge you that the APC will do better that the 12 years of SLPP's rule.
Regards
Sempu


Subject: Re: ANY LIGHT YET?
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 10:11:28 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.vom
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
Anthony, let's all work for the betterment of Sierra Leone. You can contribute in your own way to improve the lives of the average Sierra Leone. 12 years of SLPP rule or whatever is not the issue now. The issue now is for all of us to work and contribute positively for mama Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: ANY LIGHT YET?
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 09:03:16 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n219077250008.netvigator.com at 219.77.250.8

Message:
"I challenge you that the APC will do better that the 12 years of SLPP's rule." Sempu.

It is difficult to make this sort of contribution at the early stage of the APC regime. It is also unfair to say that SLPP had 12 years, when they (SLPP) used nearly two-third of that time trying to restore peace in the country. And don't forget that the SLPP regime had a scale of preference for the country. They never went to borrow a generator for US30m just to bring a dim light to the country.
 


Subject: CAN ANYBODY HELP WITH SOME INFO?
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 10:52:46 12/31/07 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-119.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.119

Message:
Is it true that the girl Emmerson did both the Elizabeth and Woman Lappa videos with is dead? I got some info that she had been dating a married man whose wife could not stomach the relationship and so had to go the 'juju' way to stop her once and for all.

Can anybody confirm this? Waiting for you guys.


Subject: Mr. Kabs you were right!!!!!
From: Anonymous
To: All
Date Posted: 10:50:35 12/31/07 ()
Email Address: Anonymous@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-151-204-14-145.delv.east.verizon.net at 151.204.14.145

Message:
Some people do not print the truth!!! Click on the link

below..http://blog.nj.com/iamnj/2007/12/victor_fakondo.html


Subject: Re: Mr. Kabs you were right!!!!!
From: Shame
To: All
Date Posted: 17:37:12 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
It is a shame that even American newspapers can engage in falsehood. I live in Somerset, New Jersey.Everything in that report is the opposite of what I know about the gentleman. I have heard more complaints from people about him than praises. But what to do.This is the world we live in a today, a world of falsehood and deception.


Subject: Re: Mr. Kabs you were right!!!!!
From: Matthew Sama
To: All
Date Posted: 13:17:36 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
I came to New Jersey and have never gone through Victor Fakondo. My sister came and she is now a nurse.She does not even know Fakondo. Likewise my children, then my wife. Everything in that article is a lie. It is a pity that one can pay and have anything written for him in today's world. Fakondo does not even know me and yet I am now a succeessful engineer.


Subject: Mr. President Please declare your personal Assets
From: Med
To: All
Date Posted: 07:49:40 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-72-82-197-217.cmdnnj.east.verizon.net at 72.82.197.217

Message:
SATIRE


Calling on all Sierra Leoneans to kindly ask our president to publicly declare his assets. We need to know.


Please see below what Awareness Times is saying.


We have tried to help our dear President by investigating his assets and this information below is what we found out.

If we are wrong, we call on His Excellency the President Reverend-Emeritus Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma to kindly correct us by publicly declaring the correct list of assets he owned before he became President.

Here goes:


1. One Bungalow in Goderich

2. Some shares in RITCORP Insurance

3. A Bank Account with some small cash.

4. Two second-hand Black 4-Wheel Drives

5. Lots of clothes & household items

6. A Possible Share in his Late Dad�s House in Makeni

 


Subject: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: Concerned Sierra leonean
To: All
Date Posted: 05:30:35 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 193-65-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.65.193

Message:
The defeated SLPP governmnet is trying to distort the hard won democraticc victory of the APC by painting ominous future for our people. One thing is certain, few tribalists and inadequate number of people will not be able to steal the joy of our people. The elitist SLPP membership reverted to tribalism when it was in power and see other Sierra Leoneans as fools and who are not eligible to enjoy Sierra Leone's resources.
SLPP is an ignominous entity that seeks total destruction for its political opponents. The SLPP created a filthy city and did everything to negate the spirit of Freetown residents. SLPP is a tribal group that allows one particular tribe to be masters of all Sierra Leoneans.
What is clear the SLPP spin masters will not fool our suffering people again. SLPP will not have the votes of all the regions and people its impoverished.As long as there is ink, our pen will push mightily to expose SLPP evil plans for our people in Sierra Leone. As it stands now, the party has a leadership drought and it does not have any suitable person to take its leadership because all of them are tribalists and we know, that they wil try to fool someone from an APC Bbase to take their leadership.But, who will want to help a tibalist outfit, who has castigated Tjan Kbbah who helped thm to win two elections?


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: jackal
To: All
Date Posted: 15:58:56 12/31/07 ()
Email Address: epa@gmail.com
Entered From: c-24-1-80-107.hsd1.il.comcast.net at 24.1.80.107

Message:
This is an interesting point of discussion..."SLPP wants APC to fail". I think the legitimate purpose of an opposition(SLPP) should be to offer alternative solutions to that of the government in power(APC).
Is that the case in Sierra Leone? Is the opposition any effective or is it a conclave of opposistion to anything APC?(unconstructive criticism). An effective opposititon is an alternative government with ideas or policies far better to those implemented by the current government. Now that the political dust is settling, we should begin to see alternatives coming from the opposition. it makes politics interesting.

 

 


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: tamba moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 11:26:23 12/31/07 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
Did APC and their cohorts want SLPP to fail?


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: neutral man
To: All
Date Posted: 06:48:46 12/31/07 ()
Email Address: saloneg@msn.com
Entered From: gate4-norfolk.nmci.navy.mil at 138.162.0.44

Message:
Off course the opposition always wants the ruling party in power to fail. they want their country to move forward but at the same time they hope the ruling party has missteps. even in Us politics we see that. but to accuse a whole party of been tribal is baseless. The SLpp had one of the most diverse governments compared to any in sierra Leone. I personally feel qualification is what should matter for positions. Even though APC has a full northern cabinet I don't have a problem with it. whether it be based on tribal reasons or not as long as those picked have the interest of the country in hand I support the APC"s choice. Plus some on the other side complain about the apc appointing mostly northerners. The APC is doing a smart political move as long as all the northerners appointed have the country at heart. When you pick a cabinet you pick those whom are loyal to you and would tell you the truth and are qualified. Picking people to diversify that aint qualified and are full or corruption would keep us together for a little while but in the end with lack of development the unity would fall. The apc by picking mostly northerners whom EBK feels comfortable with would not have to worry about someone manipulating him in his party to bring him down. They would accomplish more in so doing. The SLpp was too busy trying to please every one based on tribal sentiments. They should have rewarded mostly those they trusted in and picked mainly ministers from south east like apc is doing. Yet bring development all over the country. ALl the APC has to do is bring development all over the country. Jobs, freedom of the press and continue to promote democracy and stop the violence we hear about by those conducting it whether it be slpp or apc supporters. In so doing the common man would vote for who brought them development. We would not vote on who has the last name as us. Most times we have family members in government all they care about is their immediate family. They do not care to bring development to the whole region as a whole. I know i am going to get attacks by both parties. When Bush came to power he brought in all his loyalists his Texas boys mainly. when Clinton won he brought most of his close people in his circle. The people that help you get there and are qualified is whom you should surround around you. APC has always been better at the game of politics than SLPP.

All I want from our politicians is
1. 24 hr electricity all over
2. clean water for all residents of salone
3. construction of all major highways as a start
4 less corruption
5. continued freedom fo the press and not viewign those that dont agree with you as traitors( for instance a lot of apc people might not agree or hate Blyden but that does nto make her a traitor.) likewise a lot of slpp people might not agree with a lot of journalists that favor apc but that does nto mean they are bad people. government shoudl protect the press from vindication. and if you dont agree with them take them to court. nto just send people with guns to arrest them. we need to take the barrel of the gun out of our culture. I know it woudl take time. because it is a systematic problem.
we need to love ourselves as sierra leonean regardless of our tribes. we are one people. we can differ intelectually, politically, religiously.
6. a friendly environment for foreign investment. who wants to come invest when you have to bribe at least 20 people in your own country in other to get things done?
7. a transparent government that holds those that are corupt accountable using legal means. not just when someoen disagrees with you manufacture coruption charges that you drop later afte ryou have arrested them and disgraced them. This most stop in our culture. I feel if EBK takes the high road in fixing this he would be remembered as the next great leader of sierra leone.
8. encourage all sierra leoneans to end the spirit of tribalism. i dont have any suggestions on how to do that. But maybe workshops in school. also in the work place.
Its a shame when our generation cannot look at a previous president and call him a hero.


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: Correction
To: All
Date Posted: 07:46:30 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
 

Message:
People hate Babu Blyden not because she is pro SLPP. They do so because she was Foday Sankoh's protege who because of her IT skills set up a ragtag newspaper called Ninja to carmouflage the reality of things to cause more anarchy and mayhem.

Hopefully, the SLPP has now learned a lesson or two from such unethical conduct. She led them to believe all was honkydory until they found out at the eleventh
hour she had been feeding them bull crap.

How would descibe such a character?

 


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 08:20:17 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
It is unfortunate that you refer to a Sierra Leonean female as "babu" meaning "monkey". It's unfortunate that you have gone down this low to make a poltical point. It's unfortunate that you use the same term, "monkey" used in most of Europe and America to mock black people in general. It's unfortunate that a sister can be termed by you as "babu" no matter her political rhetoric and promiscuity.


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: Correction
To: All
Date Posted: 10:04:03 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
 

Message:
Wrong! Babu means ugly in this context. In terms of evolution home sapiens evoluted from the monkey, and you need to be highly educated to see human existence this way. It's unfortunate that YOU find this offensive
and THEY find it mocking.


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 10:43:32 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
Another fallacy in your response worth mentioning is that you don't have to be "highly educated" to believe in evolution. Matter of fact I don't believe in evolution and this is BECAUSE I'm highly edcuated to know that in the "..in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.." In other words, I believe in Creation and I'm "highly educated" whatever that means.


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: Correction
To: All
Date Posted: 11:19:22 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
 

Message:
"God created the heavens and the earth.." As kids that
is what we were brainwashed to believe.
Ever heard of the stages of moral development? See for yourself what stage you belong to. Try it.


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 11:34:22 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
When it comes to issues of faith, I'll rather not argue with you. However, it is again unfortunate to learn that you were indoctinated as a kid. I'm beginning to understand why you have no respect for Sierra Leonenean women including the ones in your familial circles. What a shame to refer to women as "babu" or "monkey" or ugly as you claimed in your own self-defense.


P.S. (Correction)
You earlier claimed that humans "EVOLUTED" from monkeys. Please note that there is no English word as "EVOLUTED". The appropriate word is "EVOLVED".

Thank you.
 


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: Sweden Lover
To: All
Date Posted: 19:06:13 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.54.30.6

Message:
The writer using the 'Correction' handle is none other than Kabs Kanu.


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 08:36:52 01/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
The Rev. Kabs-Kanu is a respectable man of God who by virtue of his calling does not believe in evolution. As a minister of the Gospel, the Rev. Kabs-Kanu can only believe in creation. So please don't drag the man of God into this nonsense


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: Correction
To: All
Date Posted: 11:47:28 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Message:
This one is on you.

SmileyCentral.com


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 10:14:13 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
"Wrong! Babu means ugly in this context. In terms of evolution home sapiens evoluted from the monkey, and you need to be highly educated to see human existence this way. It's unfortunate that YOU find this offensive
and THEY find it mocking." Correction

You missed the point altogether. Even your defense of the "context" is flawed because I don't see the relevance of a Sierra Leonean female's ugliness to the point you were making. As "highly educated" as you are, you didn't need to make a reference to her ugliness to score a point. Where is the high education that you have? You always make this bogus claim about being higly-educated, failing to realise that there forumites here whose level of education and decency by far surpass yours. And please note that this is NOT in defense of Sylvia but Sierra Leonean women in general. Your utter disrespect for S/Leonean women is anti-cultural and makes me wonder if you really are a true Sierra Leonean.


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: Nora
To: All
Date Posted: 17:30:52 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ac13.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.142

Message:
But he or she is not abusing Sierra Leonean.If I say that Marie smells, does it mean that all Sierra Leonean women smell ? No. Babu Blyden. That is all it means.


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: Correction
To: All
Date Posted: 10:42:38 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-66-141-184-130.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 66.141.184.130

Message:
Logic: If Sylvia a Sierra Leonean and you defend Sierra Leonean women then you are defending Sylvia.
===========================
In your statement you said, "And please note that this is NOT in defense of Sylvia..."
Do you see how flawed your thinking is?
 


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 10:55:07 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
Now you are taking the trivial path to your own self- destruction. Please be warned that you are dealing here with someone quite capable of teaching you not only the science of economics, but the arts of decency and culture. And this will be done in memory of Jackal, Fen Plaba, Brabanxx, John Leigh and other forumites who were generous to you. Again be warned because I might well be your "matches box"


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: Correction
To: All
Date Posted: 11:33:11 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-66-141-184-130.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 66.141.184.130

Message:
I'm glad you acknowleged the above mentioned household names. These are all level hard hitters, who based on my observations as a peeper do not just get dragged into debates for the mere sake of picking a squabble.
Besides, what has my debating you got to do with other
people?
 


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 11:50:51 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
�Besides, what has my debating you got to do with other people?� Correction

That is a question to pose to your depraved and disillusioned mind because you think I don�t know who is behind the moniker you�re using. I have warned you to back-off or risk being humiliated. This is no debate about devaluation or alleviating poverty in Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: The Real Correction
To: All
Date Posted: 10:02:27 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-3.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.3

Message:
Doc, you are making a mistake. You are not debating with who you think you are debating. Be smart -- don't assume things.


Subject: Re: SLPP wants APC to fail
From: Correction
To: All
Date Posted: 12:14:40 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
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Even dwellers of an even tighter or super mediocre cave of mindthought than yours can conclude from the original thread that this is not a devaluation or alleviating poverty debate. So what are you trying to drive at?


Subject: Thank you, Madam Thorpe
From: man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 04:13:11 12/31/07 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-187-169-29.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.187.169.29

Message:
Ms. Christiana Thorpe thank you for a job well done in our country. Look at what is happening in Kenya.


Subject: Re: Thank you, Madam Thorpe
From: YONGAWO
To: All
Date Posted: 08:06:25 12/31/07 ()
Email Address: yongawomohamed@hotmail.com
Entered From: host86-132-21-62.range86-132.btcentralplus.com at 86.132.21.62

Message:
Judging from the news comming out of Kenya, from a neutral point of view, I think the people of Sierra Leone, the SLPP and Solomon Berewa were the real heroes of the last Sierra Leone elections.


Subject: Re: Thank you, Madam Thorpe
From: nico
To: All
Date Posted: 14:27:24 12/31/07 ()
Email Address: nicoleconsult@hotmail.com
Entered From: 82-35-137-166.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.35.137.166

Message:
Yongawo

You might call them heroes, but others might not share your views. Some might even call them as sellers and traitors, although that would be unfair given that I have some perception of the difficult circumstances they had placed themselves in.

I recalled in April when in Kenema, a childhood school mate and friend who was an SLPP activist in Kenema asked me this question: "Tell me where in African politics an incumbent lost an election to the opposition, there is no way the SLPP can lose the election" he confidently asserted.

What prompted the statement was when I expressed some doubt about the SLPP wining the election.

If Kabba had genuinely wanted his chosen deciples Berewa and Momodu Koroma to win the past election, they could have, according to my friend.

But the plain fact is that Sierra Leone is not Kenya. The SLPP was placed in dire circumstances, weakened by fraticidal divisions, and crippled by a leadership that believed his presidency transcend party politics.

Beside Kabba and Berewa knew that the army and police were not on their side apparently because of the execution of Sierra Leone's military officers by the Nigerian military and the war in which Kabba was forced to relied on foreign forces and the civil defense above his national army.

These were deep seated grudges from our national security forces against the Kabba SLPP. If Kabba and Berewa had tried to unduely influenced the election results then two dangerous senarios could have come in to play.

First, the army and other security forces could have disobeyed any order from Kabba and sided with the people and the opposition- unlike what is unfolding in Kenya, where the army is supressing the peoples protest.

Second, the possibility of direct military intervention and a possible blood shed far greater than the Kenya situation was too catastrophic for SLPP to ignore.

Remember, Kabba had deeply hurt the Kamarjor movement and the SLPP was pathetically divided even in defeat.

Thus Kabba and Berewa had no choice but to accept C THORPE'S election results.

The former SLPP presedent Kabba is right now popular with the APC than the SLPP.

A happy new and prosperous year to you.


Subject: Re: Thank you, Madam Thorpe
From: Jack
To: All
Date Posted: 17:34:10 12/31/07 ()
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Message:
Nico... You raised interesting points:
"Beside Kabba and Berewa knew that the army and police were not on their side apparently because of the execution of Sierra Leone's military officers by the Nigerian military and the war in which Kabba was forced to relied on foreign forces and the civil defense above his national army."
... but Kabba and the SLPP went on to win with a bigger margin and the army did not intervene even after the "execution of Sierra Leone's military officers by the Nigerian military and the war in which Kabba was forced to relied on foreign forces and the civil defense above his national army."
nico, the less said the better.
Happy New Year- 2008.
 

 


Subject: Re: Thank you, Madam Thorpe
From: nico
To: All
Date Posted: 05:08:06 01/01/08 ()
Email Address: nicoleconsult@hotmail.com
Entered From: 82-35-137-166.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.35.137.166

Message:
" but Kabba and the SLPP went on to win with a bigger margin and the army did not intervene even after the...."

Jack

I am not one who brush aside things if it did not make sense to me. I will normally seek clarification. Is your quote above (not mine) suggesting that the SLPP won the last election with bigger majority? Or are you suggesting that Kabba SLPP had won the previous two elections with a bigger majority, but the army did not intervened?

Becareful what answers you come up with, For I am well informed and equiped on Kabba's SLPP. I am not just an armed critic -you know.

Sorry to trouble you in the new yaer but I would appreciate some lead on this or have I missed something?

A happy and prosperous new year.


Subject: Re: Thank you, Madam Thorpe
From: Jack
To: All
Date Posted: 21:07:41 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Nico,
What I meant was after the rude interrution by the AFRC, Kabba's SLPP went on to win the 2002 elections with a bigger margin as compared to the 1996 elections.
Happy New Year to you.


Subject: Re: Thank you, Madam Thorpe
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 07:43:24 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
You better thank God for his divine intervention in Sierra Leone's elections. We better give Him all the credit and glory. Even Thorpe was at the mercy of the ruling government had it not being for the hand of the Lord.


Subject: Re: Thank you, Madam Thorpe
From: Semaj Noraa
To: All
Date Posted: 07:42:16 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
You better thank God for his divine intervention in Sierra Leone's elections. We better give Him all the credit and glory. Even Thorpe was at the mercy of the ruling government's mercy had it not being for the hand of the Lord.


Subject: Re: Thank you, Madam Thorpe
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 18:09:24 12/31/07 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-240-15-244.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.240.15.244

Message:
Semaj, It goes without saying that we should thank God for his divine intervention. However, we should thank Madam Thorpe because of what she did. She did a good job, by refusing all the forces that were behind her to do something else. I wonder what would have happened if the Chief electoral commissioner was Minah. Maybe Sierra Leone would have experience what Kenya is experiencing now. Once again, congrats Madam Thorpe. Happy New Year to all Sierra Leoneans.


Subject: Re: Thank you, Madam Thorpe
From: Candid Opinion - Call loved ones on US this holidays.
To: All
Date Posted: 08:23:56 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Indeed..
It is just great that we see a pro APC audience here giving credit to SLPP and Solob for the way our own elections turned our..

I guess just as always...time will be SoloB's & SLPP 2002-2007 best judge.


Happy New Years.


Subject: Where are Joe Kappia and Dennis Deensie Sawaneh
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 21:54:37 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
 

Message:
I have that shepherd streak in me.If I don't see or hear from certain people for long, I start feeling concerned. I have not read anything from Joe Kappia and Deensie for very long.It is strange, as these men had been very active at Leonenet.

Please let us know that you guys are alright. IF possible, send me an e-mail. You know we were buddies.


Subject: Where are Joe Kappia and Dennis Deensie Sawaneh
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 21:54:34 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Message:
I have that shepherd streak in me.If I don't see or hear from certain people for long, I start feeling concerned. I have not read anything from Joe Kappia and Deensie for very long.It is strange, as these men had been very active at Leonenet.

Please let us know that you guys are alright. IF possible, send me an e-mail. You know we were buddies.


Subject: Where are Joe Kappia and Dennis Deensie Sawaneh
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 21:54:33 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
 

Message:
I have that shepherd streak in me.If I don't see or hear from certain people for long, I start feeling concerned. I have not read anything from Joe Kappia and Deensie for very long.It is strange, as these men had been very active at Leonenet.

Please let us know that you guys are alright. IF possible, send me an e-mail. You know we were buddies.


Subject: Where are Joe Kappia and Dennis Deensie Sawaneh
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 21:49:55 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Message:
I have that shepherd streak in me.If I don't see or hear from certain people for long, I start feeling concerned. I have not read anything from Joe Kappia and Deensie for very long.It is strange, as these men had been very active at Leonenet.

Please let us know that you guys are alright. IF possible, send me an e-mail. You know we were buddies.


Subject: Re: Where are Joe Kappia and Dennis Deensie Sawaneh
From: Sabanoh
To: All
Date Posted: 18:39:49 01/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Why are u asking for them? Do you want to send their names to Freetown so that your thugs from your party would visit them? I was in Freetown over the holidays and when I left for Bonthe my family told me that 2 men came to ask for me because of my writngs. When I got back to Freetown I tried looking for them but did not know who they are. Kebe Kanu, I scandal-ri and whoever you sent my name to in Freetown, I am not afraid of you. I will be back in Freetown and I will give u my details. Fake preacher.


Subject: THEY ARE RUNNING FROM YOUR ONESIDED NEWS
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 11:03:46 12/31/07 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1308w-ad04-186-250.dynamic.mts.net at 207.161.186.250

Message:
Check yourself


Subject: Re: THEY ARE RUNNING FROM YOUR ONESIDED NEWS
From: Sweden Lover
To: All
Date Posted: 19:02:19 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.54.30.6

Message:
Tell am!


Subject: Hope For Salone ?Issa not Kabs Kanu
From: Suj
To: All
Date Posted: 15:36:47 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Issa Kamara you are the deceitful one cause I am sure that is not your name for starters. I asked you to read the SLID Proposal. It has got noting to do with any party, it is a document that could bring an end to polarisation and suffering to the average Sierra Leonean. Elections are not for another five years. Like it or not APC is ruling for that period. \Read the document in the URL http://www.ivnps.com/SLID.HTML. I am not interested in cheap politics, I have a vision that is bigger than SLPP or APC or Kabs Kanu et al. My vision is National. So please make sure that you read and understand the topic before responding. I am waiting for you contribution to SLID proposal.


Subject: Hope for Salone?
From: Yusufu A Silla (Suj)
To: All
Date Posted: 15:34:43 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Issa Kamara you are the deceitful one cause I am sure that is not your name for starters. I asked you to read the SLID Proposal. It has got noting to do with any party, it is a document that could bring an end to polarisation and suffering to the average Sierra Leonean. Elections are not for another five years. Like it or not APC is ruling for that period. \Read the document in the URL http://www.ivnps.com/SLID.HTML. I am not interested in cheap politics, I have a vision that is bigger than SLPP or APC or Kabs Kanu et al. My vision is National. So please make sure that you read and understand the topic before responding. I am waiting for you contribution to SLID proposal.


Subject: Kibaki announced winner, Odinga cries foul
From: koinange
To: All
Date Posted: 15:27:03 12/30/07 ()
Email Address: koinange@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 206.216.34.171

Message:
What does ex-President Kabbah have to say?


Subject: For Allieu Iscandri, esq
From: Hassan Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 14:40:09 12/30/07 ()
Email Address: kamson10@hotmail.com
Entered From: c-98-204-109-201.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 98.204.109.201

Message:
Alpha could you please provide me your email address as i have a very important issue to discuss with you.
Thanks
Hassan


Subject: Hope for Salone?
From: Yusufu A Silla (Suj)
To: All
Date Posted: 12:11:34 12/30/07 ()
Email Address: yusufuasilla2@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: host81-157-176-137.range81-157.btcentralplus.com at 81.157.176.137

Message:
Hi all please take the time to thoroughly read the SLID proposal document on the link http://www.ivnps.com/SLID.HTML. I am looking for support from all and sundry to help sell this vision as a national agenda. I have had positive discussions with the authors of this documents and I am on board. We will be making a trip to Freetown to market this plan to the Government and people shortly. I hope that we can open up a healthy debate on this document.
Yusuf.
 


Subject: Re: Hope for Salone?
From: Yusufu A Silla (Suj)
To: All
Date Posted: 15:31:01 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-153-99-57.range86-153.btcentralplus.com at 86.153.99.57

Message:
Issa Kamara you are the deceitful one cause I am sure that is not your name for starters. I asked you to read the SLID Proposal. It has got noting to do with any party, it is a document that could bring an end to polarisation and suffering to the average Sierra Leonean. Elections are not for another five years. Like it or not APC is ruling for that period. \Read the document in the URL http://www.ivnps.com/SLID.HTML. I am not interested in cheap politics, I have a vision that is bigger than SLPP or APC or Kabs Kanu et al. My vision is National. So please make sure that you read and understand the topic before responding. I am waiting for you contribution to SLID proposal.


Subject: Re: Hope for Salone?
From: Issa kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 13:02:43 12/30/07 ()
Email Address: Issa@yahoo.com
Entered From: ool-18e415b2.dyn.optonline.net at 24.228.21.178

Message:
The future of Sierra Leone is bleak under the APC. The APC is characterized by lies and deceit. I personally spoke to a conscientious APC supporter on the day Bia Bai Koroma was declared winner of the rigged election that we have no hope under their party. I supported my assertion that the rule of law, the economic strive underway will be undermined and above all the country will be polarized. Today in less than 110 days the price of rice is horrible, the promised electricity is not forthcoming and the price of gas is on the brink of increasing considerably. He called me yesterdy to support my assertion after returning from SL.Pabs Kanu et al cannot be objective in their support for the defunct policies of their patron even when the country is moving toward decadance. The level of armed robbery and buglary have incerased. Definitely APC is one term government and any attempt to unlawfully keep themselves in power against the will of the people will be rupediated accordingly.
Secondly, I know who the so-called Elvis is . His nomination of a parvenu( his benefactor) to be considered for an immigration job in SL is ridicucolous. Is SL a dumping ground? Sometimes I shed tears for the predicament my country has found herself. Pabs kanu banned me from the forum because I am always critical of him and his cronies. What did you get from all your lies? You claim to be a pastor but you lack the finesse and integrity of that. Hell fire is waiting for you. You are going to languish in Hell forever. Where are your buddies, Foday and Alex Mansaray? Are you ready to show me your fake credentials now? God have mercy.


Subject: Re: Hope for Salone?
From: man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 13:30:13 12/30/07 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-187-169-29.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.187.169.29

Message:
Issa, we are tired of this "PHD" syndrome. Please leave Kabs, Foday and Alex alone. I know you are a supporter of the SLPP. This is the time to work as one people to develop our country. Please leave Foday, Kabs and others alone. They are doing a good job. Let us all work for the betterment of mama sierra leone. Thank you.


Subject: This Week In Ghanaian History
From: BRA ENVIABLE
To: All
Date Posted: 11:58:03 12/30/07 ()
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Message:
Twenty-six years ago this week in Ghanaian history, Jerry John Rawlings, a young airman of Scottish and Ghanaian extraction, made an obtrusive appearance on the West African stage. On December 31, 1981, Flight-Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings seized power in a military coup that overthrew the civilian government of Hilla Limann. Rawlings' military boisterousness actually began in 1979 when his involvement in a failed coup condemned him to be shot. The interregnum from 1979 to December 1981 was merely a continuation of the political chaos that marked recent Ghanaian history. December 31, 1981, marked Rawlings' political supremacy in earnest, and like all soldiers in those days, the Ghanaian coup maker soon set up a "provisional" government that almost became permanent. The "Provisional National Defence Council," {PNDC}, was Rawlings's vehicle for a government that had all the makings of a populist exercise to rid Ghana of political decadence.

Jerry John Rawlings left the Ghanaian stage with the same controversial style that characterized his march to power. In the eyes of his admirers, Rawlings was a saviour who reversed Ghana's decline with strong-arm measures in a country that was fast becoming a wasteland of vice and national rottenness. To his critics, Rawlings was a despot who executed political opponents, instilled fear in popular minds, and only gave in to multi-party politics after much fussing and dodging. In neighboring Togo, Rawlings will be remembered as the man who supported exiles opposed to the late Gnassingbe Eyadema. Made of mostly Ewe people, anti-Eyadema elements attracted the sympathies of Rawlings, himself an Ewe by dint of his maternal origins. {Ewe is pronounced Eh-way} Found in Togo, Ghana and parts of Benin, the Ewe tribe in the Republic of Togo never forgave Eyadema for the assassination of Sylvanus Olympio in what became the first military coup in West Africa. In 1987, for example, Eyadema narrowly survived a commando invasion when armed dissidents, invariably from Ghana, crossed the border and engaged Togolose troops in the capital, Lome. Eyadema only survived that invasion because of Paris' decision to rescue a neo-colonial ally with French paratroop commandos who reversed the invaders. Relations between Rawlings and Eyadema expectedly took a nastier turn. Lome reportedly reacted with a crackdown that allegedly harassed, even killed, many Ghanaians in Togo. Rawlings is now political history, but his dramatic appearance on the Ghanaian stage on December 31, 1981, stamped an indelible mark on that country's history. This week in Ghanaian history, some twenty-six years ago.


Subject: Re: This Week In Ghanaian History
From: New Blood
To: All
Date Posted: 12:36:25 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I am sure those PHD'S who continue to "tekeh dem compin Sa Lone Man en Woman dem" potential for excell,have no clue

that one of Rawlings' most trusted confreres was a Sierrra Leonean.

Muktarr Mustapha was born of Sierra Leonean parentage in Freetown,and was also known as "Solida", "Gen.Agassu Bentay"

"El Haj Muk" etc,etc


Subject: Re: This Week In Ghanaian History
From: Old Blood
To: All
Date Posted: 15:17:17 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
What has Muktar Mustapha got to dow with Bra Enviable's This Week In Ghanaian History?


Subject: Re: This Week In Ghanaian History
From: New Blood
To: All
Date Posted: 08:00:12 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
To further calibrate your inanity on Ghanian history , .. Mucktar a Sierra Leonean of FoulahTown Descent was

a Rawlings' revolutionary Comrade and adviser.He also lived at Osu Castle and occasionally served as emmisary

at large..... Is that not part of Ghanian History, Mr. "OLD BLOOD'...eh?


Subject: Re: This Week In Ghanaian History
From: Fresh Blood
To: All
Date Posted: 08:44:46 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
Mucktar's birth in Sierra Leone is irrelevant to the crux of Bra Enviable's piece. It seems that "New Blood" has misuderstood Bra. E's piece. First of all Rawlings was a junta leader, and Mucktar's partnership or friendship with him(Rawlings)was not a Sierra Leonean achievement worth any boasting. If anything, Mucktar, a Sierra Leonean's involvement in that coup is something to be ashamed of contrary to what "New Blood" seem to be portraying.


Subject: Re: This Week In Ghanaian History
From: New Blood
To: All
Date Posted: 10:00:56 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-74-66-236-87.nyc.res.rr.com at 74.66.236.87

Message:
Are Ghanians themselves ashamed of a coup that enabled a change for good in their political and economic life?


Subject: Re: This Week In Ghanaian History
From: Fresh Blood
To: All
Date Posted: 10:27:23 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
The shame and or pride of Ghanaians has no bearing on the criminal involvement of a Sierra Leonean in a another country's coup, as you have claimed. Of what relevance was Mucktar's involvement to Bra E's commentary?


Subject: Re: This Week In Ghanaian History
From: New Blood
To: All
Date Posted: 16:01:06 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-74-66-236-87.nyc.res.rr.com at 74.66.236.87

Message:
You have a right to your opinion and I cannot argue you on proven facts..

It is true that individuals involved in the American,French,Cuban,South African or Ghanian Revolutions etc. are reviled as criminals by some and hailed as heroes by others...

 

Of course,one Man's Criminal is another man's Revolutionary brother....So what? That's the character of our world we live in..


My point is that whether Muktar's involvement was irrelevant to Bra E's Commentary as you posit,I think that his role and links with Rawlings cannot be be arbitrarily deleted from every narrative or account of the Ghanian Revolution

Maybe The Great Bra E nor bin sabi 'bot am nar im meke ee nor mention bot am bicus ar know say ee kin try for bi objective!


Subject: Fulas should be thrown out of Sierra Leone
From: seisay123
To: All
Date Posted: 11:47:34 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Fulas should be thrown out of Sierra Leone. They have no beneficial contribution to make to our country. Even those who are born out of mixed marriage with our Temne sisters must be thrown out because they are paving the way for their brothers from Guinea; they are not loyal to Sierra Leone.
The fulas are a force to reckon with , they are very corrupt, not transparent,they are intigrating with hidden agendas. I think sierra leone has give in to them too much than they can get from Guinea . Yet I dont think they will ever be good or loyal to that country. There have being a lot of mixed ethinicy marriages in sierra leone but not in the fula ethnicity. To this day a fula person will disqualified any other tribe from marrying there daughter or there son marrying another woman from another tribe. Do you call that intergration ? . Look at the position they put them selves now as the third largest tribe in the country who knows what going to happen in another five years times. we might be having another Kosovo scenario in sierra leone. Let be frank about it. I am not a racist and never will i be, but there form of integration is very suspicious. Till 1980 they were not in the position they are now so what going to happen in another decade to come. Nevertheless there are procedures any immigrant has to go through in order to settle or established yourself in any country and they are not abiding to it . Abusing our poor and bad governance by people and leaders who choose to sell there birth rights for anything 'money'. if this is not true they should ask there colleaugues who settles abroad what procedure do they have to endure before settling in there various country they find themselves. Let take a case studies of the mandingos how they integrate and settle in sierra leone with all other tribes sharing much in common.what we dont need in sierra leone a dominant tribe . For peace and harmony to exist we have to share a lot in common . personally i have fear in this emerging force than anything else in sierra leone . Recently we have seen a surge in number of fulas than anything before . If you go to victoria park at night you will see a real proof of what am talking about. The fula leaders have to show clearly that they are integrating and also contributing better in this country. In realities this has nothing to do with xenophobia but procedures.
 


Subject: FEN PLABA and EDDIE GRANT see you tonight
From: The Grandmaster of the MUKENDEH cult
To: All
Date Posted: 09:40:31 12/30/07 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-119.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.119

Message:
As the two latest to join the brotherhood let me give you a hearty welcome.You will undergo initiation tonight after which all your problems will be solved.You will be required to put away all bibles or qurans.Word of caution:Please don't think of opting out,you already are in too deep.


Subject: Re: FEN PLABA and EDDIE GRANT see you tonight
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 10:33:47 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Bai Bureh, Wan teh sompa mi ae! (nor hambug me)


Subject: Re: FEN PLABA and EDDIE GRANT see you tonight
From: The Grandmaster of the MUKENDEH cult
To: All
Date Posted: 13:02:35 12/30/07 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-119.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.119

Message:
LOL!

Bra you don fraid? Ar just day try for apply waytin nigerian movies den day show we.Nor fraid bo.

Anyway ar gladi way you don chill out small.Lef for rite bocku.


Subject: Is Kenya Following Our Footsteps?
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 08:51:22 12/30/07 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 82.99.234.202

Message:
As the elections in Kenya edge towards a tense conclusion, one can't help but watch the unfolding drama that appears to have a lot in common with that of Sierra Leone. The government of the incumbent Kibaki did make a significant economic progress with the economy, notching a growth of about 6%, but it never reached the poor folks in the slumbs! Remember the pathetic SLPP chestbeating after the horse has already bolted? Now, just a while ago, I learnt that Kibaki is being told to concede!

Soon, Sierra Leone will be heading a long list of examplary pioneers in the new determination of voters to kick governements that fail to deliver. The momentum will soon grip the continent as a wake up call to the complacent Heads of State who sit pretty in their cozy offices without doing much to address basic concerns of the masses. Who knows! Christiana Thorpe will soon be heading a committee of African Election Observers for her uncompromising stance in the SL elections! A word of wisdom! Whatever you do, just make sure you do it to the best of your ability! History will remain grateful, regardless!


Subject: Re: Is Kenya Following Our Footsteps?
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 09:16:42 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
That damned Kibaki just stole the elections! Now we all can appreciate the uncompromising integrity of Christina Thorpe in supervising the elections, and the unflinching adherence to democracy by Solomon Berewa for bowing to the will of the people and conceding defeat.

I vehemently opposed Berewa during the elections but history will be kinder to this great man. The more we see the caricaturing of democracy in other countries, the more I appreciate what Berewa has done.

Yes, the government he served in had many failings but that does not in anyway take away from the basic decency of Solo B. Chez Winakabs was right about him. I was wrong.


Subject: Re: Is Kenya Following Our Footsteps?
From: The Nationalist
To: All
Date Posted: 21:45:11 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Berewa did not want to concede but Kabbah warned him that if he got into trouble, he will be alone .The International Community warned Berewa that if he caused any chaos , he would be held accountable for the deaths, destruction etc. He had no option but to concede .Kabbah even started returning government cars to Road Transport .That is why the two men are like cat and dog right now . Berewa feels that Kabbah betrayed him. Kabbah shot down the lawsuit that weekend.


Subject: Re: Is Kenya Following Our Footsteps?
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 06:39:45 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Obassanjo was warned that stealing the election for Yar'Ardua would cause chaos. He stole them anyway.
Kibaki was also warned that rigging the elections would cause 'kata-kata' in Kenya...He cold-bloodedly rigged the elections, risking the stability and prosperity of Kenya.
I think we ought to give Berewa credit for accepting defeat and saving his country the chaos and violence that rigging would have brought. He is my Man of the Year.


Subject: Sierra Leone Envoy burgled in Saudi Arabia
From: Sheku
To: All
Date Posted: 07:36:37 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-180-164-17.hsd1.mn.comcast.net at 69.180.164.17

Message:

RIYADH, 28 December 2007 � �I could not imagine that such things would happen in Saudi Arabia,� said Sierra Leone�s Ambassador Alhaji Amadu D. Tejan-Sie, as he showed Arab News around his house, which was burgled while he was away in Makkah during Haj. The ambassador, who has been in the Kingdom for the past ten years, described the burglary as unprecedented.

�The Saudi security forces seem to be overstretched as they were concentrating their attention on the pilgrims� safety and earlier on combating terrorism.� He said that unlike in the past when patrolling around the diplomats� residence used to be on a regular basis, it had been scaled back recently. The police outpost outside his residence in Hay Al-Mursalat was unmanned while he was away. There was no sign of the police even when Arab News visited his residence yesterday. However, the Olaya police took photographs and collected fingerprints from his house on Wednesday.

Tejan-Sie said he would report the matter to the Saudi Foreign Ministry when it reopens after the Eid holidays on Saturday. The ambassador pointed out that even in Sierra Leone�s capital, Freetown, patrolling around the diplomats� residence is done around the clock.

A visit to his house showed the scale of the damage inflicted by the burglars. The whole villa was ransacked, with all the gifts, including a costly watch presented by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, missing. Laptops, video cameras, jewelry, hi-fi systems were stolen, while the belongings seem to have been searched meticulously. The locks were broken, suitcases rifled, and things stacked up in a heap in the rooms. It looked as though an earthquake had turned everything in the house upside down.

Not content with carrying off a carload of stolen property, the thieves seemed to derive vicarious pleasure from his evil act by scrawling on the wall in Arabic, �kul aam antum bakhair, 2007. With compliments, your thief.�

The fact that none of the neighbors in that area had any clue about when the theft took place suggests that the culprits had the house under surveillance for quite some time. He or they entered the villa by scaling the wall leaving footprints behind. The theft was apparently committed at night, when it becomes quite chilly during winter leaving the streets deserted. There was also no patrolling in the ambassador�s absence. The combination of these various factors prepared the ground for his criminal act.

Javid Hassn, Arab News


Subject: Alpha Saidu is the son of Shaitan
From: The Nationalist
To: All
Date Posted: 06:47:36 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
He calls on Allah, but by his writings and doings, he is the son of Shaitan ,whom others call the Devil , and is headed for Jahanama. He is bitter and vindictive and I learnt from someone who knows him that he loves to cuss .He is foul-mouthed Alpha Saidu is the son of Shaitan. I hope Allah throws him in the hottest part of jahanama.


Subject: Re: Alpha Saidu is the son of Shaitan
From: Son of God
To: All
Date Posted: 07:10:01 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 86.164.170.114

Message:
Kabs..is there realy a need for this sort of unprovoked attack? we know APC won the elecions but come on....let us grow up. please delete.
thank

 


Subject: Re: Alpha Saidu is the son of Shaitan
From: The Nationalist
To: All
Date Posted: 07:48:18 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Kabs will not delete my posting.Why , don't I have the same freedom to express myself as Alpha Saidu ? Does Alpha Saidu have the right to tarnish the character of other persons on this forum ?


Subject: HOW TO HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON SALONE, EVEN FROM TIMBUCKTU
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 06:44:29 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Talking about moving Salone forward in terms of the economy, standard of living, political maturity etc, is all the rage on the discussions boards these days. Unfortunately, very few of us will ever get the opportunity to put our theories to practice. It's just the way the cookie crumbles: Some guys get elected President, some of us won't even get a shot at becoming Dog-catcher. That small luck of the draw should not, however, squash our exuberance to make a positive impact, as some of our compatriots are already doing, in small tangible ways:
1) For every $100 you send your relatives, send a buck or ten to someone who is not remotely related to you.

2) For every $200 you send to that hottie who seductively curled warmly in your arms, during your last JC junket, give a scholarship (full or partial) to a student in the name of a dead relative. Nothing grandiose...You will be surprised at what $50 can do for a child's education.

3) You really can do something about electricity! Get together with your homeboys and girls in the Diaspora and buy a generator and a few electric bulbs for the village. Blaze it up in the Marketplace at night so that economic activity will be greatly enhanced; also handy for village dances and other social activities. No govt- red, green or orange- is going to bring electricity to your village, believe me.

4) If you are going to be active in regional organizations, by all means also liase with other regional organizations OUTSIDE of your home base and agitate with them in solidarity. It would be great for Tegloma to agitate about issues affecting Kono District, Bombali or Kabala. Likewise, it will be awesome to see Northern associations rise up in solidarity with issues affecting the East, South or West.

Am I being naive? Maybe a tad. Sanctimonious? Until I practice what I preach, Yes! Serious? Dead ass serious! As I said earlier, some Sierra Leonean men and women are already doing it.


Subject: Re: HOW TO HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON SALONE, EVEN FROM TIMBU
From: SGK
To: All
Date Posted: 08:00:11 12/30/07 ()
Email Address: sheku-kamara@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: at 91.84.136.50

Message:
Can we in the diaspora form organization whereby contributions are made every month(say)? The money obtained yearly could be used to sponsor outstanding children from very poor families whose parents cannot afford to send them to school/college.
I have thought about this for sometime but i don't know how this could be co-ordinated.


Subject: Re: HOW TO HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON SALONE, EVEN FROM TIMBU
From: awoko
To: All
Date Posted: 20:28:18 12/30/07 ()
Email Address: abu@aol.com
Entered From: pool-71-246-221-246.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.246.221.246

Message:
SGK AND FEN PLABA I AM FOR IT. I HAVE TONS OF KIDS BOOKS TO DONATE,BUT I DO NOT WANT POLITICS TO OVERSHADOW MY HONEST INTENT. PEOPLE IN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD HAVE IDENTIFY ME WITH A CERTAIN POLITICAL PARTY. I WOULD WORK FOR ANYTHING CLEAN .


Subject: WHO WANTS TO BE A BILLIONAIRE?
From: The Grandmaster of the MUKENDEH cult
To: All
Date Posted: 02:06:58 12/30/07 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-119.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.119

Message:
The MUKENDEH cult is looking for recruits among wealth-oriented forumites.If you are planning to get rich within the shortest possible time and through mysterious means reply stating your full name,birth month and number of people in your family especially children.Having more children in your family is a big plus and makes the process faster.

For your information after your reply, a questionnaire will be sent to you in your dream.After responding to your questions two short guys will appear in your room with a small carving resembling a human being.Do not be afraid;do just what they tell you.

So welcome in advance to the brotherhood!


Subject: Re: WHO WANTS TO BE A BILLIONAIRE?
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 06:54:10 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Please tell me it's all tongue-in-cheek.

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"two short guys will appear in your room with a small carving resembling a human being.Do not be afraid;do just what they tell you."
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That is a horrifying thought! Suppose they tell you to remove your pants and bend over....You're Crazy??
 


Subject: Re: WHO WANTS TO BE A BILLIONAIRE?
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 06:04:14 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.240.40.17

Message:
If you think this is the place to advertise witchcraft, then think again.


Subject: Re: WHO WANTS TO BE A BILLIONAIRE?
From: The Grandmaster of the MUKENDEH cult
To: All
Date Posted: 07:11:30 12/30/07 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-119.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.119

Message:
Does that mean I haveautomatically got two members? This is really nice! The brotherhood is fast spreading! Don't worry guys you will soon get rich.


Subject: Re: WHO WANTS TO BE A BILLIONAIRE?
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 19:32:26 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.151.143.221

Message:
A Saucorer always promise to make others rich but but they're never rich, otherwise I would have ask how rich are you.


Subject: ON THE APC AND SLPP
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 21:56:52 12/29/07 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-71-65-58-90.insight.res.rr.com at 71.65.58.90

Message:
THE PROBLEM WITH THE APC AND SLPP LEADERS IS THE LACK OF TRUST WHICH BY NOW HAS DETERIORATED TO DISDAIN FOR EACH OTHER.
WE ARE NOT DEALING WITH A CLOSELY DIVIDED COUNTRY.INSTEAD,WE ARE LOOKING AT A COUNTRY WHOSE PEOPLE ARE LED BY TRIBALISTS ON BOTH SIDES AS WELL AS REGIONALISTS WHO ARE BUSY SOWING SEEDS OF DISCORD AMONG OUR PEOPLE.
WHEN THE SLPP WERE IN POWER,MANY COMPLAINED THAT THE KEY POSITIONS WERE HELD BY SOUTHERNERS OR NORTHERNERS WHO WOULD TOW THE PARTY LINE.CURRENTLY,THE EBK ADMINISTRATION HAS YET TO PROVE THAT IT IS NOT "PAY BACK TIME".
THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT EITHER PARTY WILL"DO THE RIGHT THING" WHEN IT COMES TO APPOINTMENTS IN GOVERNMENT OR THE CIVIL SERVICE.
TO "DO THE RIGHT THING" WOULD REQUIRE AN AMMENDMENT IN THE CONSTITUTIION, THAT WOULD MANDATE THE RULING PARTY TO ALLOCATE A 'FAIR' NUMBER OF APPOINTMENTS TO THE 'OTHER SIDE'.THIS SOUNDS LIKE A QUOTA SYSTEM TO ENSURE FAIRPLAY.PERHAPS, IT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE COUNTRY NEEDS.
WHEN IT COMES TO THE AP AND SLPP,"WE HAVE TO DISTRUST EACH OTHER.IT'S OUR ONLY DEFENCE AGAINST BETRAYAL."(Tennessee Williams)


Subject: Re: ON THE APC AND SLPP
From: neutral one
To: All
Date Posted: 06:53:21 12/31/07 ()
Email Address: neutralone@aol.com
Entered From: gate1-norfolk.nmci.navy.mil at 138.162.0.41

Message:
I totally agree with you. I woudl go further by sayign that each party has an equal representation of people from all tribes. I know its sad we have to do that. But it is necessary. I know its sad we have to use a form of affirmative action in salone. But so be it. I feel it should be doen at the part levels also. Good idea but both sides would never agree to it. maybe we need a constitutional ammendment. but i bet it woudl be defeated as our leaders woudl try to defeat it.


Subject: Objectivity
From: Sempu
To: All
Date Posted: 21:00:01 12/29/07 ()
Email Address: sempujay@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-68-49-197-222.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.49.197.222

Message:
Saidu,
You said you have been in the US since 1983. You really do not have a clue of what is happening back home and you have not made any effort to visit home. Your negative comments about the APC government is ridiculus. What the APC has done in a 100 days, the SLPP has not done in 12 years.
Be objective and comment on issues you know about.
Straighten yourself and pay a visit home. We will give you a rousing welcome.
Sempujay


Subject: Re: Objectivity
From: Man of faith
To: All
Date Posted: 21:12:17 12/29/07 ()
Email Address: manoffaith@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-187-169-29.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.187.169.29

Message:
You are right, sempu. By the way, who told you that Saidu have been in the U.S. since 1983? I think Saidu
should give his mouth a vacation.


Subject: Re: Objectivity
From: Man of faith
To: All
Date Posted: 21:11:55 12/29/07 ()
Email Address: manoffaith@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-187-169-29.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.187.169.29

Message:
You are right, sempu. By the way, who told you that Saidu have been in the U.S. since 1983? I think Saidu
should give his mouth a vacation.


Subject: PMDC IS DREAMING!!! SUSAN BONA !
From: Alimamy Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 19:17:27 12/29/07 ()
Email Address: deltablast@yahoo.com
Entered From: e178096192.adsl.alicedsl.de at 85.178.96.192

Message:
Please be informed that by the current trend of his performance H.E. EBK most likely would have a second term. And there is every pointer to the fact that he will deliver... hence those losers who are hanging out there day dreaming would be shock when 2012 manifests a resounding victory for Ernest. I am not APC but I like him.Why? He is sober minded and not wicked like Kabbah and the SLPP.
My advice is that SLPP and PMDC should be strategizing for 2017!!!! Whether you like it or not it is decreed!!!!Funds raised by these parties could be used to buy bonds with maturity period 2017!
I am the Don!!!


Subject: MATOTOKA PLABA
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 16:00:14 12/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Fen Plaba:
I was hoping after Erica's brilliant response to this issue of a regionally balanced administration, you would have finally come to a conclusion that is more practical rather than ideological in nature. But for the Matotoka "kabaneh" in you, you are really, really standing your grounds.

With all honesty, you made a convincing case a while back to suggest that a balanced administration does not necessarily means compromising with "card carrying" SLPP members, but a new breed of South/Easterners. The imminent, but not potential, problem here is that a new breed of South/Easterners within the APC party is only going to be consisered as a turn-coat group of South/Easterners and with no relevant change in attitudes among core SLPPers.
Simultaneously, EBK, like his predecessor Kabba, will get hit by his contituency as polarising the party with "outsiders" that have no stake in the party.
At the end of the day, a well-intentioned "regionally balanced" administration is synonimous to the picture above. Your response please!

 

 


Subject: Re: MATOTOKA PLABA
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 23:07:28 12/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
King Loggy,
Truly, I will embrace competency to tribal quotas every day if such an equation were possible. The sad truth, however, is that monoregional governments in multitribal democracies have neither been competent nor progressive. As a matter of fact, such governments have turned out to be thoroughly inept and venal.

I acknowledge that there is always a possibility that bringing in people from regions outside the government's strongholds may spark resentment at the "outsiders" and allow foxes, who may not have the party's best interest at heart, into the chicken coop.....but that is a chance worth taking, if we are ever to escape the Dark Ages of politics in Africa.

The reason why SLPP failed is not because of "outsiders" in the top echelons of government. They failed because there was a culture of winking and nodding at corruption. EBK's govt will fail, not because of a tender and judicious tribal mix of Salone's mouth-watering ingredients, but because of bad governance and tribal favoritism, period.

There is a greater chance of success with a regionally balanced govt than with a monoregional scrape-up. Charges of 'TurnCoatism' are a small price to pay for tribal tranquility and progress. Just look at the mess in Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Ethiopia (Zenawi and his Tigrean clique rule) etc, etc.... and shudder!

The test of true statemanship is to toss out the stereotypes and embrace bold new paradigms that will nudge the country forward.


Subject: Re: MATOTOKA PLABA
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 19:40:58 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-255-145-81.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 69.255.145.81

Message:
Fen Plaba:
It appears to me that "tribal quotas" is already in existence within a branch of our government that is known as the legislative branch. Would you care to coment?


Subject: Re: MATOTOKA PLABA
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 20:46:37 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Yeah, but Parliament is just a rubberstamp. The action is in the executive.
A wise president would very much like his govt to be truly representative. Otherwise, you are gonna end up with pockets of hostility from the jilted tribes. I say co-opt them allso that we succeed together or faill together.
A great president will use his acumen to recruit patriotic, altruistic people from all regions to realize his vision. There are tons of great Saloneans just waiting to serve.


Subject: Re: MATOTOKA PLABA
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 22:36:14 12/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-255-145-81.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 69.255.145.81

Message:
"Yeah, but Parliament is just a rubberstamp.
The action is in the executive."
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Fen Plaba:
If Parliament is a rubberstamp then what went wrong and what MUST be done to rectify it?
These are the questions South/Easternes must be dwelling on right now not crying about cabinet positions,

Further more, why must Sierra Leoneans in general accept a rubberstamp parliament and transfer its powers to ONE individual, the president and give him the "action"?
Isn't this an indication of what a lazy people we are being told of. We sit back and allow bad things to happen and expect others to solve our problems.

Democracy don't come cheap and I don't think we must allow our present system to dictate to us; we must dictate to it using the rule of law. If the playbook of democracy is to have regional or tribal representation in parliament and the executive branch is to have its free will to chose its own cabinet, let it be. Govenments are not in the business of appeasement, but in the business of doing what the constitution requires.

Let the SLPP and South/Eastern cry babies go back home and get their representatives in Parliament to work the system for them and allow the president to do his job with the people he feels comfortable with. Besides, having South/Eastern cabinet members within the an APC administration is not only obstructive, but a false sense of security for the people they represents. Their real representation must come from parliament and it is not too late to elect members who are not rubberstamps.

 

 


Subject: Re: MATOTOKA PLABA
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 07:03:14 12/31/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Democracy don't come cheap and I don't think we must allow our present system to dictate to us; we must dictate to it using the rule of law. If the playbook of democracy is to have regional or tribal representation in parliament and the executive branch is to have its free will to chose its own cabinet, let it be. Govenments are not in the business of appeasement, but in the business of doing what the constitution requires
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No argument with you about that, King Loggy. In theory we should have a vibrant legislature. However the reality leaves much to be desired. In our political history, we've always had a pliant Parliament...and I am sure it is the collective responsibility of all the citizens for allowing this to perpetuate.

Just because the President can legally select whomever he wants in his Cabinet doesn't make it smart or ethical for him to choose a preponderance of Northerners. There are smart, competent Southeasterners who are NOT SLPP but just as capable of doing the job as any Norterner. By making a, judicious, conscious effort to recruit from all regions (not just tokenism) and making clear his expectations and the consequnces of non-performance, the president stands a chance to succeed where no president has succeeded before.
This is a path that will be cheered by the North, South, East and West. It is also one that will ensure that the legacy of violent opposition and insurgency be permanently 'coffined'.
 


Subject: Re: MATOTOKA PLABA
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 20:56:22 12/29/07 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-71-65-58-90.insight.res.rr.com at 71.65.58.90

Message:
THE PROBLEM WITH THE APC AND SLPP LEADERS IS THE LACK OF TRUST WHICH BY NOW HAS DETERIORATED TO DISDAIN FOR EACH OTHER.WE ARE NOT DEALING WITH A CLOSELY DIVIDED COUNTRY.INSTEAD,WE ARE LOOKING AT A COUNTRY WHOSE PEOPLE ARE LED BY TRIBALISTS ON BOTH SIDES AS WELL AS REGIONALISTS WHO ARE BUSY SOWING SEEDS OF DISCORD AMONG OUR PEOPLE.
WHEN THE SLPP WERE IN POWER,MANY COMPLAINED THAT THE KEY POSITIONS WERE HELD BY SOUTHERNERS OR NORTHERNERS WHO WOULD TOW THE PARTY LINE.CURRENTLY,THE EBK ADMINITRATION HAS YET TO PROOVE THAT IT IS NOT'PAY BACK TIME'.
THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT EITHER PARTY WILL"DO THE RIGHT THING" WHEN IT COMES APPOINTMENTS IN GOVERNMENT OR THE CIVIL SERVICE.
TO"DO THE RIGHT RIGHT THING" WOULD REQUIRE AN AMMENDMENT IN THE CONSTITUTION THAT WOULD MANDATE THE RULING PARTY TO ALLOCATE A "FAIR" NUMBER OF APPOINTMENTS TO THE 'OTHER SIDE'.THIS SOUNDS LIKE A QUOTA SYSTEM TO ENSURE FAIRPLAY.PERHAPS,IT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE COUNTRY NEEDS.
WHEN IT COMES TO THE APC AND THE SLPP,"WE HAVE TO DISTRUST EACH OTHER.IT'S OUR ONLY DEFENCE AGAINST BETRYAL".(Tennessee Williams).


Subject: Re: MATOTOKA PLABA
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 21:35:20 12/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
TO"DO THE RIGHT RIGHT THING" WOULD REQUIRE AN AMMENDMENT IN THE CONSTITUTION THAT WOULD MANDATE THE RULING PARTY TO ALLOCATE A "FAIR" NUMBER OF APPOINTMENTS TO THE 'OTHER SIDE'.THIS SOUNDS LIKE A QUOTA SYSTEM TO ENSURE FAIRPLAY.PERHAPS,IT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE COUNTRY NEEDS.
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A "fair" number to the "other side" is only symbolic in order to appease the "other side". At the end of the day, cabinet members from the "other side" answers to the president or gets the boot. What then happens? Send more cabinet members from the "other side" to continue the circle? You probably want to give this some more thoughts.


Subject: Contact with Steven Ngauja
From: Bockmed
To: All
Date Posted: 12:27:34 12/29/07 ()
Email Address: bockmed@hotmail.com
Entered From: adsl-75-43-204-174.dsl.lsan03.sbcglobal.net at 75.43.204.174

Message:
Sorry for using the forum for this purpose. I am a friend of Steven Ngauja but lost contact with him long time ago. I would appreciate if any reader that knows him can forward my mail to him.

I can be contacted on 1-323 317 1999.

Thanks
bmc


Subject: Kenyans riot as vote count drags on
From: KABBAH'S LEGACY
To: All
Date Posted: 11:44:53 12/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ecoreproxy.jnj.com at 148.177.1.211

Message:
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-kenya30dec30,1,6220488.story?coll=la-headlines-world&track=crosspromo
 


Subject: Re: Hope Kenyan's will profit from Pres. Kabba's experience
From: swahili
To: All
Date Posted: 12:21:06 12/29/07 ()
Email Address: swahili@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-252-53-184.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.252.53.184

Message:
Kabba is in Kenya as an observer and we hope he will teach Kibaki a little bit about how not to thwarth the exercised franchise of the people


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