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Subject: Sengbe o Sengbe, WHERE ARE YOU WHEN I NEED YOU?
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 11:59:56 02/18/08 ()
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Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
SEngbe, please come home


Subject: Koroma's Libyan Visit
From: Jack
To: All
Date Posted: 11:31:54 02/18/08 ()
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Entered From: static-70-20-197-79.phil.east.verizon.net at 70.20.197.79

Message:
Some time back HE President Koroma was sounding a cautionary note in dealing with Libya.Stopping short of accusing Libya of "war crimes" in the complex role Libya played during our nightmare. Now his government has not only accepted pitance rice and other stuff from Libya but he has visited Libya officially. We are not only a non-alligned nation (whatever that means) we are also a beggar nation and if you do the math we do not have specified foreign policy.
Yes, HE is a politician and politicians say and mean/do the same thing differenly when they are in opposition as compared to when they are in power.


Subject: Re: Koroma's Libyan Visit
From: Tariq
To: All
Date Posted: 12:00:22 02/18/08 ()
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Entered From: ool-4575eca0.dyn.optonline.net at 69.117.236.160

Message:
True, Ernest Koroma's pro-Libya policy. Now, do we see why George Bush is visting Rwanda and Liberia and not Sierra Leone???


Subject: Murder of a Fullah businessman
From: CTN
To: All
Date Posted: 11:18:05 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Murder of a Fullah businessman
Written by Aruna Augustine Kamara

Monday, 18 February 2008

Over five hundred members of the Fullah community gathered at the Connaught Mortuary to register their bitterness over the murder of a Fullah businessman. Police said Alhaji Lamrana Bah was shot dead in his car by robbers along the Old Main Motor Road at Cola Tree, Allen Town in the east-end of Freetown while returning home.


Ibrahim Baladi the Fullah Chief said barely a month after a fullah baker was shot dead at blackhall road by thieves in Freetown. Inspector Ibrahim Samura the Director of Police Media and Public relation told CTN that police was doing everything they could to pursue the matter.The peaceful protest by the Fullah Community on Saturday left mostly Fullah owned shops closed in Central Freetown.


Subject: KKK ENDORSES BARACK OBAMA
From: BUFORD HWY
To: All
Date Posted: 10:18:28 02/18/08 ()
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Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:


Anything or anyone is better than Hillary Rodham Clinton

KENTUCKY - USA - Imperial Wizard, Ronald Edwards has stated that, 'anything is better than Hillary Clinton.'

White Christian Supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan has endorsed Barack Obama to be the next President of the United States of America.

Speaking from his Kentucky office in Dawson Springs, the Imperial Wizard exclaimed that anything or anyone is better than having that 'crazy ass bitch' as President.

This is the first time in Klan history that any member of the KKK has ever publicly supported an African American candidate for the presidency.

KKK lodges all over America have been gathering and holding rallies supporting the black presidential candidate.


KKK members in Tennessee rally against Hillary Clinton and support Barack Obama


Grand Turk Cletus Monroe has also been very vocal about the election and has donated thousands of dollars to Obama's election fund.

'The boy's gonna do it. My Klan group has donated up to $250,000 to the Obama fund. Anything is better than Hillary Clinton. Hell I'll even adopt a black kid from Africa before I vote for Hillary.'

'A few years back we were lynching negroes. Now we're gonna vote for one to be president of the US of motherfu**ing A, damn it! Anyone or anything is better than Hillary Clinton - anything!!'

Placards for Barack Obama have been put up around the Klan's Headquarters and the KKK have announced a television ad campaign to support the African American candidate.


Subject: KKK ENDORSES BARACK OBAMA
From: BUFORD HWY
To: All
Date Posted: 08:48:52 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:


Anything or anyone is better than Hillary Rodham Clinton

KENTUCKY - USA - Imperial Wizard, Ronald Edwards has stated that, 'anything is better than Hillary Clinton.'

White Christian Supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan has endorsed Barack Obama to be the next President of the United States of America.

Speaking from his Kentucky office in Dawson Springs, the Imperial Wizard exclaimed that anything or anyone is better than having that 'crazy ass bitch' as President.

This is the first time in Klan history that any member of the KKK has ever publicly supported an African American candidate for the presidency.

KKK lodges all over America have been gathering and holding rallies supporting the black presidential candidate.


KKK members in Tennessee rally against Hillary Clinton and support Barack Obama


Grand Turk Cletus Monroe has also been very vocal about the election and has donated thousands of dollars to Obama's election fund.

'The boy's gonna do it. My Klan group has donated up to $250,000 to the Obama fund. Anything is better than Hillary Clinton. Hell I'll even adopt a black kid from Africa before I vote for Hillary.'

'A few years back we were lynching negroes. Now we're gonna vote for one to be president of the US of motherfu**ing A, damn it! Anyone or anything is better than Hillary Clinton - anything!!'

Placards for Barack Obama have been put up around the Klan's Headquarters and the KKK have announced a television ad campaign to support the African American candidate.


Subject: Honest Feedback From Genuine Patriots
From: Retired Banker
To: All
Date Posted: 05:43:19 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: client-82-12-247-83.brnt.adsl.virgin.net at 82.12.247.83

Message:
Please, why was the post below deleted? Or is it now "UNPATRIOTIC" to question and warn against bad govt. decisions?
REMEMBER: It was sycophancy that led to the horrors of war in our dear country.
Sierra Leone is larger than all our egos put together.
Our President needs honest feedback from genuine patriots at this dificult time.

------- JUDGE FOR YOURSELF ---

What do Cokorioko regulars think of this development?

(Originally posted at The Patriotic Vanguard)
Posted by Retired Banker, on 18 February 2008 at 01h24

Commentators defending the decision to dismiss Abdulai Kakay have not offered a single logical reason for his dismissal. What sackable offence(s) has he been proven guilty of? You have to understand that, after all our country has been through, we had great hope and faith that Ernest Bai Koroma would be a new breed of leader who would not pander to partisan vindictiveness and old personal grudges. If you wish to replace the MD of a major bank, you first identify the new head, give the holder decent notice, and then allow the bank to put out a press release on the impending change. You do not issue a ’regal’ public dismissal notice when you do not even have a replacement unless it is meant to humiliate the individual. Since my post last Friday, I have learnt that J. Sanpha Koroma vowed to have Kakay dismissed because he accused him of supporting former President Kabbah’s sacking of him (Sanpha) as Central Bank Governor. I know all these gentlemen well (including EBK). I have to say when I heard EBK had appointed Sanpha as Secretary and Chief Adviser, I had grave misgivings. Sanpha is a man of extraordinary talent and achievements — he has done wonders for indigenous corporate development and created many white-collar jobs. But he lacks the subtle man-management and empathy required in a sensitive political position. He is best suited to the cut and thrust of private business that takes no prisoners. Read Kingsley Lington’s good and fair profile of Sanpha at: http://allafrica.com/stories/200801140800.html .... I sincerely believe that with Sanpha in charge at State House, EBK will soon find himself isolated and alienated, having lost the goodwill of people from all walks of life who propelled him to power. At a time when citizens are desperately struggling to survive in a deeply wounded country, Sierra Leone needs the healing populism and level-headedness of Ernest Bai Koroma. Sanpha’s flamboyant and abrasive style will not help EBK meet our many challenges. It will sow many seeds of conflict both in and outside the APC government.

...................................................

Posted by Retired Banker, on 15 February 2008 at 22h07

This is sad news that does not augur well for the independence of state-owned banks. I hope this is not ’revenge’ for the dismissal of former APC-appointed Saio Kanu for opening S.L.C.Bank when the Kabbah govt-in-exile called a strike against the AFRC/RUF rebels. In any case, Kanu was patently not up to the job. Kakay is a respected, qualified professional banker with years of experience going back to Barclays Bank. He has overseen several years of profits and huge dividend payments to the govt. What is the rationale for his dismissal? Is this the ’business-like’ approach promised by President Koroma? Or is it just partisan vindictiveness (Kakay is a Madingo). I am surprised J. Sanpha Koroma did not advise against removing Kakay — he of all people should know better. Better to privatise our financial institutions than to turn them into political footballs.


Subject: Re: Honest Feedback From Genuine Patriots
From: medkay
To: All
Date Posted: 08:18:25 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 80.30.73.0

Message:
Do you want to tell me that mr.abdulai kakay(madingo)is well educated than mr.james sanpha koroma because of being a temne or limba,through light on this issue.


Subject: Re: Honest Feedback From Genuine Patriots
From: mo
To: All
Date Posted: 09:01:50 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 92.2.215.124

Message:
well point of correction dont be shy to call him Dr abdulai kakay. and the other one is mr Sanpha koroma. so i hope that has answered your question u fool


Subject: Re: Honest Feedback From Genuine Patriots
From: medkay
To: All
Date Posted: 09:25:52 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 80.red-83-46-20.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 83.46.20.80

Message:
Mr.are you angry because of been sacked,idiot.He is not the first doctor to be sacked,dr.jim fornah and others been sacked in previous regimes.


Subject: Re: Honest Feedback From Genuine Patriots
From: mo
To: All
Date Posted: 09:47:01 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 92.2.215.124

Message:
well you are the idiot and failure. what has it got to do with you. stupid idiot. i guess if we check you out you are doing nothing productive with your life. just a jealous stupid man


Subject: Re: Honest Feedback From Genuine Patriots
From: medkay
To: All
Date Posted: 10:04:18 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 80.red-83-46-20.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 83.46.20.80

Message:
Mr.achiever what have you done for mother sierra leone,or achieve to destroy the land that we love sierra leone.If you want to count on achievement do that first to yourself before start counting on others.You old failure in life.This time no mess around with the new order.e art u go nar kankan.Sierra leone is for every one but we dont need your type mr.achiever.


Subject: Re: Honest Feedback From Genuine Patriots
From: mo
To: All
Date Posted: 10:55:05 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 92.2.215.124

Message:
well you can suck your mum. you stupid idiot. tell me what you do for leaving?


Subject: Re: Honest Feedback From Genuine Patriots
From: Observer
To: All
Date Posted: 11:30:27 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-68-91-32-112.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 68.91.32.112

Message:
Guys,

Not after all the ordeal we've just gone through.

Debates, not fights.


Subject: Re: Honest Feedback From Genuine Patriots
From: SAMUEL JEREMY
To: All
Date Posted: 11:29:28 02/18/08 ()
Email Address: sjeremys2002@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
KAKAY HAS PAID THE PRICE FOR BEING AN EASTERNER. HIS REPLACEMENT WILL WITHOUT DOUBT BE A NORTHERNER, IN LINE WITH THE APC'S AND ERNEST KOROMA'S NORTHERNIZATION POLICY ON RECRUITMENT. THE STRATEGY IS: IDENTIFY A PLUMP JOB; SACK THE JOB HOLDER IF HE IS NOT A NORTHERNER, IDENTIFY A SQUARE PEG FROM THE NORTH AND OFFER HIM THE JOB


Subject: Re: Honest Feedback From Genuine Patriots
From: medkay
To: All
Date Posted: 11:28:55 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 80.30.73.0

Message:
See how frustated achiever you are,abusing another mothers in the forum,anyway thats your achievement in your life,you moron de austia.i give you benefit of doubt.The truth shall prevail,long live,the new order,and long live the people of sierra leone.


Subject: SLPP mouthpiece tries to hide SLPP handiwork
From: saloneboy
To: All
Date Posted: 05:37:02 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 163-65-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.65.163

Message:
The propaganda rag sheet of the SLPP is calling Ernest Koroma to help the poor whom the SLPP impoverished and penniless.
Forumites look at the deception of the newpeople
PRESIDENT KOROMA - DO SOMETHING FOR THE POOREST PEOPLE IN FREETOWN - READ THE LATEST REPORT IN THE INDEPENDENT (UK) "STATES SQUANDER THEIR WEALTH AS CHILDREN DIE" - UNDERINVESTMENT IN HEALTHCARE IS CAUSING THOUSANDS OF UNWANTED DEATHS IN SIERRA LEONE.


Subject: Re: SLPP mouthpiece tries to hide SLPP handiwork
From: SALONE MAN (LAGOS, NIGERIA)
To: All
Date Posted: 11:37:58 02/18/08 ()
Email Address: saloneman@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
WHAT HAS THAT GOT TO DO WITH THE SLPP? YOUR APC HAD BETTER IMPROVE THE LIVES OF THOSE POOR ILITERATE YOUTHS AND MARKET WOMEN THE APC FOOLED INTO BELIEVING THAT THEIR LIVES WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER IF THEY WERE VOTED INTO GOVERNMENT. YOU DAMN FOOL


Subject: Cocorioko News
From: Jeleba
To: All
Date Posted: 05:13:33 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.91.79

Message:
Looking at the New items in Cocorioko these days, I wonder if our right Reverend Kabs Kanu belongs to Jeleba tribe!!!!


Subject: Re: Cocorioko News
From: Don't take a swipe
To: All
Date Posted: 08:18:00 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Have you really read Cocorioko lately? There is a plurarity of articles covering all political bases in the news. Strong SLPP supporters like Chez Winakabs Europa, Dr John Mannah have penned contrarian articles in the news section. I know because I read them. Views from other SLPP supporters have also been spotlighted. If you are disgruntled with Cocorioko, I invite you to check out that immovably partisan New People newspaper. It's: SLPP good, APC bad, all the time. Or check out Awareness Times, the SLPP propaganda rag where anti-APC hostility is sworn to, Omerta-style. Thanks to Cocorioko and its mighty forum.


Subject: Re: Cocorioko News
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 10:35:46 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Thank you very much , my brother/sister for defending us. We are trying our best but it is just too difficult to plese people. Whatever you do, they always have something to say. However, we will continue to do our best, knowing that there are some of you who appreciate our efforts.


Subject: APC censorship
From: Leonean
To: All
Date Posted: 03:52:25 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-180-132-110.hsd1.mn.comcast.net at 69.180.132.110

Message:
The cocorioko opinion piece is not only blocking the posts of forumites like umpire,who most agree is a nuisance and self professed tribalist, but has also attempted to block and delete post from people who are not APC praise singers.
Yesterday they banned my posts even though they do not have the necessary technology to block me.
This action is cowardly and the forum police should be open to opinions from other, not just those who sing the praises of APC


Subject: Re: APC censorship
From: Decency
To: All
Date Posted: 08:01:34 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Leonean, when you use disgusting language like "You can't tell your anus from your rectum" in an argument, don't be surprised that your recklessness was sanctioned. As a forumite of long standing, I know that Cocorioko is the strongest proponent of free speech in all Salone fora. Even Umpire was given every opportunity to self-reform before the plug was finally pulled. Your posting that was deleted was abusive and disrespectful to Kabs and unworthy of the forum. I am glad it was removed. You were wrong.


Subject: Re: APC censorship
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 08:11:19 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Decency,
Thank you for your support. Imagine the rebellious statement Leonean has just made that we do not have the technology to block him. I leave him in the hands of the Moderator and Forum Police.


Subject: Re: APC censorship
From: Pedrodacintra
To: All
Date Posted: 04:32:44 02/18/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: dator5725.161.gbgsd.se at 62.88.180.125

Message:
If you don't like it then off to the New People or Awarenesstimes fora.That is your kind of place where members are inclined to enemy-bashing just for the hell of it and nothing constructive.Good bye!


Subject: The Umpire Factor
From: Moderator
To: All
Date Posted: 22:28:24 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-91-32-112.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 68.91.32.112

Message:
Recent unprovoked terror unleashed on other forumites by Umpire has reduced the forum to levels far beneath the ideals towards which this meeting ground was geared.
While awaiting consultations with Kabs on this matter
I am left with no alternative but pull the plug on Umpire. One man cannot be allowed to hold the rest of the decent law abiding Sierra Leoneans ransome to his garbage.

Ps. I will also make sure that he/she never resurfaces
under a different moniker. My regrets and apologies.

/Moderator


Subject: Re: The Umpire Factor
From: FBC Dumbeh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:32:47 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
My regards to the Cocorioko team for removing the tribalistic bigoted Umpire- after giving him enough rope to hang himself. It behoves all of us, even the miniscule minority of forumites who were seduced by his bigoted bombast, to fight for peace and unity among the various ethnicities of Salone. We know that things are tough in our country but that will be small potatoes compared to the morbid mess that will ensue if open tribalism were to be unleashed on the country.

Our people have always been smart and tolerant. Even during the rebel war, all tribes were equal terror sufferers. We resisted tribalism even in those dark days. It is sad that the educated elite of Sierra Leone should rush in where the commonsense angels fear to thread. I had so much hope for this Umpire fella, with his obvious intelligence and gift of gab. It is a shame that he had to blow it all off, dementedly, on a tribalistic fixation on Krios. May tribalism never be allowed to fester again in Salone. Never, never, never!


Subject: Re: The Umpire Factor
From: Umfaali
To: All
Date Posted: 11:31:53 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: uslec-66-43-153-180.cust.uslec.net at 66.43.153.180

Message:
Please take note that if you have blocked his IP address, he can use another address as a way of entering this forum.


Subject: Re: The Umpire Factor
From: Umfaali
To: All
Date Posted: 11:29:52 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: uslec-66-43-153-180.cust.uslec.net at 66.43.153.180

Message:
Please take note that if you have blocked his IP address, he can use another address as a way of entering this forum.


Subject: Re: The Umpire Factor
From: Moderator
To: All
Date Posted: 11:38:05 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-68-91-32-112.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 68.91.32.112

Message:
Ever played a game called whack a mole? We'll whack it from wherever it pops up. You wait. Cheers!

/Moderator


Subject: Re: The Umpire Factor
From: Mod Admirer
To: All
Date Posted: 12:04:37 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Moderator, you are the best. The witticisms are legendary even as you slip in the stilleto. Thanks for the Whack-a-mole game. Keep up the good work. Nuff respect.


Subject: Re: The Umpire Factor
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 10:13:35 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Mr. Moderator,
I knew that I could always count on you and as they say better late than never. The perfson calling himself Umpire should have been relieved of his PRIVILEDGE to be on this forum about a fortnight ago. He was an obtrusive, character who's veracity on issues was questionable, and his personal attacks was unrelenting against those who dares to question his clear bombastics.

Next time Mr. Moderator, please dont let it take so long. If you need help from people like me who proudly considers himself a "Founder member" of this forum, then I will be more tha willing to send you posts that I believe are objectively objectionable for your perusal and eventual removal and possible blocking of the perpetrator.

The purpose of this forum is that it should be a medium for the exchange of ideas, on how we could make ourselves better and our country better. It is not a forum where we should allow some megalomaniac narcissitic personality to hold hostage and deny others the ability to freely exchange ideas in this great market place of ideas. It should be the policy of this forum that any personal attacks should be deleted immediately it is brought to the attention of the moderator or kabbs kanu. Personal attacks should not be allowed to fester in this forum, because it tends to degenerate the forum into a free for all envirinment which is not good.

Thank you very much for getting rid of that urchin and un brought up Umpire.


Subject: Re: The Umpire Factor
From: Nar me
To: All
Date Posted: 10:00:41 02/18/08 ()
Email Address: thenewsletter@hotmail.com
Entered From: amontsouris-152-1-45-81.w82-123.abo.wanadoo.fr at 82.123.231.81

Message:
Thanks for delivering us from the rantings of Umpire.
Nar Me


Subject: Re: The Umpire Factor
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 08:15:04 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Moderator,
Thanks for it all. If Umpire attacked the creoles and promoted tribalism on the forum , which is against the rules of this forum, he desrves to go. If he repents later and promises to change his ways, we may consider him for reinstatement.


Subject: Re: The Umpire Factor
From: Gongoli
To: All
Date Posted: 03:53:17 02/18/08 ()
Email Address: Gonos@yahoo.com
Entered From: 79-65-100-100.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com at 79.65.100.100

Message:
Why have you left it so late? Its like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. Can't you deal with issues like this without taking instructions from Kabs?


Subject: Re: The Umpire Factor
From: Dumpire and the Crazy Marys
To: All
Date Posted: 22:50:38 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Reason prevails!
Whether one is Krio or not, the cowardly bashing and maligning of the Krios by Umpire should sicken all decent Sierra Leoneans. Cocorioko had to act to stop the bigoted assaults since Umpire kept wriggling from sophistry to speciousness as he defied reason and common sense.
Umpire's scholarship was never the issue; his rancid tribalism and anti-Krio rants were.
Congrats to Cocorioko and all forumites who refused to be bullied by the intellectual crap that spewed from Umpire. May reason, decency and agreeable disagreements reign again on the forum, our home away from home.


Subject: Re: The Umpire Factor
From: Praise God!
To: All
Date Posted: 22:38:15 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-126-139-157.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.126.139.157

Message:
And all the decent and peace loving forumites say amen and amen and amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Subject: Re: The Umpire Factor
From: FBC Student
To: All
Date Posted: 22:49:26 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-126-139-157.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.126.139.157

Message:
I will not be surprised to hear that this sicko has committed suicide. It was this forum that kept him alive this long. Now that his therapy is withdrawn, only God knows how long he'll survive.


Subject: ENGLISH KRIOS AND APARTHEID IDEOLOGY
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 21:51:46 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Ban Umpire, ban Umpire, ban Umpire!

No surprises here: the ideology of the English Krios is consistent with the ideology of supremacy of the South African racists. Behind the ban was the bullet. God save Salone from this dangerous minority of a minority!


Subject: Re: ENGLISH KRIOS AND APARTHEID IDEOLOGY
From: REFEREE
To: All
Date Posted: 22:25:06 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-66-108-68-252.nyc.res.rr.com at 66.108.68.252

Message:
Same message your confreres in Afghanistan and Iran are heralding!

But by your rhetorics people will always be able to identify you!

And it is just a matter of time before we close your dopehead file!


Subject: Re: ENGLISH KRIOS AND APARTHEID IDEOLOGY
From: FREE SPEECH
To: All
Date Posted: 22:23:41 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h198.224.29.71.ip.alltel.net at 71.29.224.198

Message:
Somehow you have people snowed into thinking you're intelligent. We got it,we got it, we got your point about the English Krios.

Now can we get your scope on the Lebanese?

"To understand the present and anticipate the future, one must know enough of the past, enough to have a sense of the history of a people." -- Lee Kuan Yew


Subject: WHY UMPIRE SHOULD BE BANNED
From: Concerned Creole
To: All
Date Posted: 21:39:29 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-126-139-157.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.126.139.157

Message:
Today it is the Krios who are under attack from Umpire. Tomorrow, it might be the Mendes or Temnes. If no action is taken by the cocorioko board, then it would be hard for them to step in when the policy of ethnic bashing escalates. Below is a writing posted in the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC;


They came first for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.

Then they came for me,
and by that time no one was left to speak up


Subject: Re: WHY UMPIRE SHOULD BE BANNED
From: Legal Referee
To: All
Date Posted: 22:11:49 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
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Legally speaking the stakeholders of Cocorioko have two choices ;

They can either concur with this sicko identified as UMPIRE or disassociate themselves with his hate!

It seems as if this individual seems to have violated the laws of the USA where he presently resides!

Now the ball is in the court of Foday Mansaray and Kabbs Kanu to make a their call....................................................................................................................................................................................................................


What makes a crime into a hate crime?


The FBI's hate-crime report for 2002 quotes a statement about hate crimes

"...not only is it an attack on one's physical self, but is also an attack on one's very identity." Attacks upon individuals because of a difference in how they look, pray or behave have long been a part of human history. It is only recently, however, that our society has given it a name and decided to monitor it, study it and legislate against it." 1

The FBI defines a hate crime (a.k.a. bias crime) to be:

"a criminal offense committed against a person, property or society which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin." 2


Public Law #103-322A, a 1994 federal law, defines a hate crime as:

"a crime in which the defendant intentionally selects a victim, or in the case of a property crime, the property that is the object of the crime, because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation of any person."


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Subject: Re: WHY UMPIRE SHOULD BE BANNED
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 22:24:39 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
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Given your construal of the legal directive, my guess is that you are a first year law student at some third rate or nth rate law school.

No law in America can prevent me from subjecting any and all ideologies or ideological formations to critique, including the ideologies of white supremacy, black nationalism, capitalism, the rule of law, femininism and, you guessed it, the ideology of the English Krios. Go sleep bobo.


Subject: Re: WHY UMPIRE SHOULD BE BANNED
From: Bra Boboh
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Date Posted: 22:28:06 02/17/08 ()
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Wait and See!

In the end we go know the Begee from di atoku!


Subject: I want light to be permanent in Sierra Leone : Dr. Koroma
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 21:25:09 02/17/08 ()
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At the official commissioning occasion of the ten megawatt thermal plant at the Blackhall Power Station, in the East end of Freetown, Dr. Koroma said; "I want power to be permanently supplied to the whole country and in the not too distance future , the electricity issue will be soon be addressed and we will no longer worry ourselves with the energy problem".


Subject: DIVINE REVELATION: UMPIRE'S IDENTITYo
From: Umpire
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Date Posted: 20:38:59 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
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ON IDENTITY. BY PLATO

Socrates: Tell me Phaedrus, you believe in identity?

Phaedrus: Of course, I do Socrates.

Socrates: Well, dear Phaedrus, as you know, I know that I that I don't know.

Phaedrus: But surely, Socrates you of all people must know what "identity" is?

Socrates: Phaedrus, really I don't. I beseech you to tell me.

Phaedrus: Socrates, your identity is who you are.

Socrates: But, how do I know who I am? Yesterday, I took a long walk, before that my demon was talking to me all day, and today I am talking to you. So, would you say that I am the same yesterday, the day before yesterday and today?

Phaedrus: I don't know; I am not sure of my first answer.

Socrates: In fact, Phaedrus, are you the same now or different since we started talking?

Phaedrus: I see your point, Socrates. Only the name "Phaedrus" has an identity, because it is different from the name "Socrates," right?

Socrates: That may be so, Phaedrus. But do you think that when my enemies call me "Socrates" and my friends call me "Socrates," do you think that the name "Socrates" means the same thing in the mouths of my friends and in the mouths of my enemies?

Phaedrus: Absolutely not. I was confused.

Socrates: That is alright, Phaedrus, confusion is the mother wisdom. But, I am slightly confused myself. Tell me Phaedrus, based on what you have admitted, don't you think that it makes no sense to talk about either the identity of a name or the identity of a person who carries the name?

Phaedrus: My dear Socrates, now I am totally confused. I can't answer your question.

Socrates: Crito says when that when one is totally confused, then one should call on Zeus for a revelation.

Phaedrus: I am going to the Temple now; I can't think straight anymore. Reason has failed me.

Socrates: Perhaps.


Subject: S.L. Commercial Bank - Sacking of Abdulai Kakay
From: Retired Banker
To: All
Date Posted: 19:47:06 02/17/08 ()
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What do Cocorioko regulars think of this development? See my two posts below at The Patriotic Vanguard:

Posted by Retired Banker, on 18 February 2008 at 01h24

Commentators defending the decision to dismiss Abdulai Kakay have not offered a single logical reason for his dismissal. What sackable offence(s) has he been proven guilty of? You have to understand that, after all our country has been through, we had great hope and faith that Ernest Bai Koroma would be a new breed of leader who would not pander to partisan vindictiveness and old personal grudges. If you wish to replace the MD of a major bank, you first identify the new head, give the holder decent notice, and then allow the bank to put out a press release on the impending change. You do not issue a ’regal’ public dismissal notice when you do not even have a replacement unless it is meant to humiliate the individual. Since my post last Friday, I have learnt that J. Sanpha Koroma vowed to have Kakay dismissed because he accused him of supporting former President Kabbah’s sacking of him (Sanpha) as Central Bank Governor. I know all these gentlemen well (including EBK). I have to say when I heard EBK had appointed Sanpha as Secretary and Chief Adviser, I had grave misgivings. Sanpha is a man of extraordinary talent and achievements — he has done wonders for indigenous corporate development and created many white-collar jobs. But he lacks the subtle man-management and empathy required in a sensitive political position. He is best suited to the cut and thrust of private business that takes no prisoners. Read Kingsley Lington’s good and fair profile of Sanpha at: http://allafrica.com/stories/200801140800.html .... I sincerely believe that with Sanpha in charge at State House, EBK will soon find himself isolated and alienated, having lost the goodwill of people from all walks of life who propelled him to power. At a time when citizens are desperately struggling to survive in a deeply wounded country, Sierra Leone needs the healing populism and level-headedness of Ernest Bai Koroma. Sanpha’s flamboyant and abrasive style will not help EBK meet our many challenges. It will sow many seeds of conflict both in and outside the APC government.


..........................................

Posted by Retired Banker, on 15 February 2008 at 22h07

This is sad news that does not augur well for the independence of state-owned banks. I hope this is not ’revenge’ for the dismissal of former APC-appointed Saio Kanu for opening S.L.C.Bank when the Kabbah govt-in-exile called a strike against the AFRC/RUF rebels. In any case, Kanu was patently not up to the job. Kakay is a respected, qualified professional banker with years of experience going back to Barclays Bank. He has overseen several years of profits and huge dividend payments to the govt. What is the rationale for his dismissal? Is this the ’business-like’ approach promised by President Koroma? Or is it just partisan vindictiveness (Kakay is a Madingo). I am surprised J. Sanpha Koroma did not advise against removing Kakay — he of all people should know better. Better to privatise our financial institutions than to turn them into political footballs.


Subject: NBA All Star
From: Watching
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Date Posted: 19:28:00 02/17/08 ()
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On TNT in the big easy.


Subject: Re: NBA All Star
From: LINK
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Date Posted: 19:38:54 02/17/08 ()
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All star action.


Subject: Re: NBA All Star
From: ./.
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Date Posted: 19:42:48 02/17/08 ()
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correction


Subject: The Leader received the president of Sierra Leone Republic20
From: THE LEADER
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Date Posted: 17:38:11 02/17/08 ()
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The Leader received the president of Sierra Leone Republic2008-02-17

2008-02-17

The Leader of Revolution, the chairman of conference of leaders and heads state of (Sen-Cad) community has received president of Sierra Leone Republic (Ernest Koroma) as the first visit to Libya after his selection as president of Sierra Leone.

During this meeting they reviewed the AU and (Sen-Cad) community progress, the base of the pyramid of the Union as well as African issues.

Moreover the works of the African ten Commission on reform of the United Nations and its institutions which is chaired by "Koroma".

This meeting was attended by the secretary of African union affairs at GPC of for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation, accompanying delegation from Sierra Leone which includes the foreign minister and the minister of presidential Affairs in Sierra Leone.



Subject: UMPIRE TROUNCES THE ENGLISH KRIO BLASPHEMERS
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 16:33:18 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
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Message:
Please see the relevant postings below.


Subject: Re: UMPIRE TROUNCES THE ENGLISH KRIO BLASPHEMERS
From: Question
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Date Posted: 19:20:13 02/17/08 ()
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Message:
Wer unter die Oberfläche dringt, tut es auf eigene Gefahr. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. – Oscar Wilde.

Your illogic rant makes adage the "you can take the man out of the cave but not the cave out of the man" more justifiable than ever, each time you open your orifice in this place. "True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all – Socrates..

Early thinkers as far back as the 1300 century laid the foundation to changes in world views; changes that culminated in the scientific revolution of the 18th Century. Your forefathers were obviously climbing trees, still do, and therefore the opus of such forerunners of scientific thought is of no use amidst the likeminded pack of groupie you belong to. Had it not for those developments some of you would still be living in trees (you still do, mentally).

Call it atheism, blasphemy or anything you like, it’s no accident the works of people such as Descartes, such individuals whom form the groundwork of any institution of higher learning. If atheism were the crime the short range axis of what’d been your mind makes you believe, then the works of Camus, Aristotle, Rousseau and their contemporaries would have been prohibited.

Are you now convinced you make yourself the goldbrick you’ve become every time you expose your ignorance out here? Frank Dane, candidate for Oregon state representative house district 36 once said, “Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.”

“…the first chapter of fools is to hold themselves wise" William Shakespeare –
Was it an act of deliberate cowardice or just an unexpected calamity that you were such a French mummu in your failed riposte? Ou bien, dois-je supposer que vous-avez eu peur du géant“Question”, salaud?

The French gesture is meant to establish a tête à tête rapport with you, as versatile as you claim to be, ... and not intended to foolify. (he-he)


Subject: Re: UMPIRE TROUNCES THE ENGLISH KRIO BLASPHEMERS
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 21:02:41 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
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Nietzsche once said that the signature of verbose erudition is nihilism. In my view, French philsophy is the bastille of Reason. Nihilism, period. Decadence, ugly beyond measure.

I say: the tradition of European metaphysics is decadent. Hence, Camus is a degenerate; Aristotle, a disgrace to Greece, to the divine Plato (Aristotle was not an Athenian!)---degenerate; Rousseau, a bastard of Reason. I find nothing of value in William Shakespeare; and I find your posting wrongheaded and philosophically naive. The trouncing continues.


Subject: Re: UMPIRE TROUNCES THE ENGLISH KRIO BLASPHEMERS
From: Question
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Date Posted: 21:51:12 02/17/08 ()
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Trounce yourself by divulging more of your ignorance.
SmileyCentral.com
Silence is a fence around wisdom. Happy is he who forgets that which cannot be changed.


Subject: President Bush in Africa!!
From: KLA
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Date Posted: 15:35:21 02/17/08 ()
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Wow!Tazania gets almost 700 million dollars, as part of the millenium challege fund.


DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — President Bush has been smothered with affection here, never more so than on Sunday, when he sat at a wooden desk under a sweltering sun with President Jakaya Kikwete by his side, and signed a $698 million grant of foreign aid to Tanzania.

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Bush, in Africa, Emphasizes Successes Over Conflicts (February 17, 2008) But while people here in the capital city of this east African nation are excited about Mr. Bush, another American politician seems to excite them even more — Barack Obama.

Mr. Bush is here on a six-day, five-country tour to spotlight American efforts to fight poverty and disease in Africa. But though the president’s face is on billboards all over town, the name Obama is on the lips of Tanzanians — from taxi drivers to city merchants to the artisans who sell carved wooden Masai warriors in makeshift stalls at a dusty open-air market on the outskirts of town.

Halfway around the world, Mr. Bush cannot escape the race to succeed him.

“It seemed like there was a lot of excitement for me — wait a minute, maybe you missed it!” he said, only half in jest, on Sunday, after Mr. Kikwete was asked about Mr. Obama during their joint news conference here.

To be sure, there is excitement about Mr. Bush. The White House says foreign aid to Africa doubled during his first term and will nearly double again, to $8.7 billion a year by 2010 if his budget proposals are adopted. The $698 million compact he signed Sunday is the largest grant awarded so far by the Millennium Challenge Corporation, established to assist countries that embrace democracy and fight corruption.

Tanzania also benefits from Mr. Bush’s global AIDS initiative, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, called Pepfar for short. Mr. Bush visited an AIDS clinic here Sunday to spotlight the program, which is to expire this year. He called on Congress to reauthorize it and to keep intact a provision that sets aside one third of money for AIDS prevention on programs that promote abstinence. Critics of that provision, including the independent Institute of Medicine, say that it hampers prevention efforts.

“Pepfar is working,” Mr. Bush said at the news conference. “It is a balanced program. It is an A.B.C. program: abstinence, be faithful, and condoms.”

Africa is one corner of the world where, despite the war in Iraq, the image of the United States remains favorable — a point Mr. Kikwete made, ever so gingerly, to Mr. Bush.

“Different people may have different views about your administration and your legacy,” the Tanzanian president said. But Tanzanians, he said, believe that Mr. Bush and his administration “have been good friends of our country and have been good friends of Africa.”

Yet Africans, like many Americans, are already looking ahead to the next president of the United States. And, as in the United States, race and sex play a role in the debate. An entirely unscientific sampling on Sunday turned up little mention of Senator John McCain and his fellow Republicans; but talk of Mr. Obama and his rival, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, was everywhere.

“I hear a lot of people say maybe the Americans are not yet ready to get a lady president or a black president,” said Ndesumbuke Lamtane Merinyo, a batik fabric designer displaying his wares at the upscale Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski overlooking the Indian Ocean, where the Bushes are staying. Of Mr. Obama, he said, “Africans feel like they might get more attention from America once America has a black president.”

Outside of town, at the Mwenge Village market, Theresa Maridadi, 62, was seated with a newspaper in her lap, debating the Democrats with her son, Lucas Kahtoza, who lit up at the mention of Mr. Obama’s name and put his hand to his chest.

“Remember, Obama is from Africa,” he said. “From my heart, it is good.”

His mother cut him off. “Why you want to like Obama because he come from Africa?” she demanded. She is for Mrs. Clinton: “Her husband was the president, she has more exposure. She’s mature, she’s a woman. It’s good for a woman to lead that country.”

President Kikwete’s minister for tourism and natural resources, Shama Mwangunga, shared the sentiment. “Even people in the villages, they watch between Obama and Clinton,” she said, waiting for Sunday’s news conference to begin. But she favors Mrs. Clinton, who visited Tanzania while her husband was president.

But least one Tanzanian refused to weigh in on the race — Mr. Kikwete. After a subtle warning from Mr. Bush to steer clear, he artfully ducked Sunday’s news conference question.

“Well, I don’t think I can venture into that territory either,” he said. “Of course, people talk with excitement of Obama — well, our excitement is that President Bush is at the end of his term, and the U.S. is going to get a new president, whoever that one is. For us, the most important thing is, let him be as good a friend of Africa as President Bush has been.”.......TN

Sierra leoneans may be asking ? WAY WE YONE? Well,well....

tstm






Subject: ON FODAY MANSARAY'S PROJECT
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 15:30:59 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
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Message:
Mr. Foday Mansaray's announcement that management intends to invite government officials to participate in this forum is commendable. However, no responsible government official will post in this Forum if participants are not precluded from making ad hominem attacks them.

I'd bet my bottom dollar that if His Excellency, the Honorable Dr. Ernest B. Koroma posted herein, he would be sprayed with a barrage of ad hominem attacks by the usual suspects, who were here before I made my first posting. Someone called him in this forum "O'Bai." Worse epithets cannot be apriori excluded.

Hence, while the idea is fruitful, it is suspectible to being hijacked by the usual suspects. Unless, a government official is convinced that issues and only issues will be discussed, Mr. Mansaray's creative idea will abort.


Subject: Re: ON FODAY MANSARAY'S PROJECT
From: ad hominem attacker
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Date Posted: 20:59:41 02/17/08 ()
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Message:
If any participant of this forum needs to be expunged from it for ad hominem attacks it is you the AS*Ho^E OF THE FORUM.


Subject: Re: ON FODAY MANSARAY'S PROJECT
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 21:23:37 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jalloh@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
The writer exposes his decadence and bad faith: my posting never mentioned expunging anyone from THE FORUM. Accordingly, he is duly advised him to learn the art of close reading.

And, may I suggest you spell your vulgarities correctly? (You fear the Forum Police, perhaps? Fear paralyzes the cognitive tools of degenerates.) It makes you a better warrior in the gutter. And so the trouncing goes on and on and on and on and on and on into infinity, the infinity of the abyss of frustrated affect. Glory to the will, the will to power: brutal and savage, smashing idols, one and all.


Subject: Re: ON FODAY MANSARAY'S PROJECT
From: Creole Basher
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Date Posted: 21:05:55 02/17/08 ()
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Message:
Umpire is more than an AS#H@L&. I can't think of a better term to put this scum of human creation. The guy is just vile, period. He has consistently attacked the creole minority in S/Leone, in his quest to impress forumites of his academic prowess. In the end, he just showed his shallowness and indecency.


Subject: Re: ON FODAY MANSARAY'S PROJECT
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 21:41:12 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
First, spell your vulgarities correctly, English Krio.


Second, why posit the obvious: I HAVE DECLARED THAT THE IDEOLOGGY OF THE ENGLISH KRIOS, WHICH INCLUDES BLASPHEMING ISLAM AND THE SEAL OF GOD'S PROPHETS, THE PROPHET MUHAMAD, UNDERMINES THE UNITY OF SIERRA LEONE AND IS A CANCER TO BE DESTROYED.

And the trouncing goes on and on and on and on.

I have consistently attacked the ideology of a minority of Krios who have historically exploited the vast majority of Krios. Or, do you support exploitation of the majority of Krios by a sick fifth column, the English Krios? Do you or do you not, invective stammerer? And the relentless trouncing goes on and on and on.


Subject: Re: ON FODAY MANSARAY'S PROJECT
From: FODAY MANSARAY
To: All
Date Posted: 19:02:19 02/17/08 ()
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Message:
This forum will continue to thrive and will even become the only alternative source of vital information.
I urged all well meaningful forumites to register themselves. With your help, we can redirect the positive energies to keep Sierra Leone moving forward.
As far as the participation of government officials, that is a test of our ability to get things done.

We will do our best to get reasonable minded people and topics that will interest the government.

With your cooperation anything is possible.


Subject: Re: ON FODAY MANSARAY'S PROJECT
From: WAEC
To: All
Date Posted: 17:46:50 02/17/08 ()
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Message:
"Hence, while the idea is fruitful, it is suspectible to being hijacked by the usual suspects." UMPIRE

Professor Umpire, I suppose you meant to write "SUSCEPTIBLE" when in your above statement, you wrote "SUSPECTIBLE". Please correct me if I am wrong, considering fully well that I graduated from the Univeristy of the poorest country on earth---FBC


Subject: Re: ON FODAY MANSARAY'S PROJECT
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 18:56:14 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
To begin with, I am not a professor, as you confidently assert. Moreover, moons ago, I decided that, given the ocean of typos and grammatical errors, to boot, in postings, wisdom counsels that, where a typographical mistake or, even a grammatical error, does not inhibit understanding, it is best to thematize or, focus on, the ideational content in a posting.

That you secured an adequate grasp of the content of my posting is evidenced by your posting. Hence: where is the beef?

Frankly, there ain't none. Rather, you have, in my opinion, a bone to pick. Unfortunately, that bone cannot put the fact that the University of Sierra Leone is a university in the poorest country on earth "under erasure." (Derrida). Hence, your proposition is historically false and anachronistic. Since, I can neither refute nor confirm that you graduated from FBC, I shall not pass on the matter. Perhaps the Registrar of "FBC" can.

My posting was based upon a reasonably extensive review of postings in this forum. The record is pathetic, and it speaks for itself. Given the record, I am not at all surprised by the dearth of reasoned discourse in the majority of postings.


Subject: For Bra E,JEL and Sengbe:J.B. Dauda to Lead SLPP
From: Exclusive News Paper
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Date Posted: 15:30:36 02/17/08 ()
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Message:
J.B. Dauda to Lead SLPP
Written by The Exclusive News Paper

There are very strong indications that popular but notorious politician Joseph Bandabla Dauda - KA JBD - Jam Body for the Development of Kenema is been eyed as most likely to head the SLPP and to victory in 2012.SLPP elders are all reported to have agreed that JB Dauda, an elder statesman with proven experience and credibility blending his Kenema and Kailahun origin and his marriage to a Bo wife, stands the greatest chance to deliver the SLPP victory come 2012.
JB Dauda when contacted by this medium could not confirm the leadership claim
but referred this press to the party to find out who they think is fit to lead the SLPP to 2012.

Credible sources say JB Dauda is one who Charles Francis Margai and the PMDC trust and have respect for.SLPP young generation sources are against any elder (60 years and above) taking over the leadership since they believe the turn of the youths is now.

The party Secretary General JJ Saffa could not dilate on the issue when contacted.Also, the SLPP Chairman, Alhaji UNS Jah could not be reached as he was reported to be busy reorganizing the party and making sure his entrusted tenure bears fruit for his membership.

With possible contenders in the persons of Prince Alex Harding, Julious Maada Bio and Momoh Pujeh romancing with the APC, JB Dauda stands as champion in maintaining the SLPP.

At press time, SLPP is considering, Tamba Keilie, Andrew Keilie, John Karimu, John Benjamin all from the Kono, Kenema and Kailahun and Navo Kaikai - a female politician for the party leadership.Messrs. Solomon Berewa, Alhaji Kanja Ibrahim Sesay, Momoh Koroma are still being viewed as possible contenders for SLPP leadership.The PMDC spokesman, Bangura has told The Exclusive that Charles Margai, has nothing to do with the SLPP and that he will never return.

In the leadership debate, JB Dauda is reported to be guiding the SLPP towards an enlightened leadership, but the youths are saying otherwise


Subject: OPEN DEBATE ON THE STRENGHT OF THE Le AND PRICES OF GOODS
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 14:31:12 02/17/08 ()
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Message:
To all those with credible economic background and anyone with good knowledge on this topic to please get involved.

For quiet sometime now I've tried to understand what is happening, as the Le make gains against the US$, £ and the Euro but this doesn't reflect on the prices.

Please I would like to draw everybody's attention to this subject.


Subject: CONGRATULATIONS TO KABS KANU: THE TRUTH SEEKER
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 14:25:28 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
I commend your pricipled position. I urge you to excercise your independent judgment in the review of my postings and the replies thereto. You will find therein that I have always raised controversial issues of national significance, except for the fun I had with FB and POLITICAL. As a seasoned journalist, you are cognizant of the power of the word; as a Christian, you are cognizant of the evil of lies. And behold: your calling in the secular and eccelesiatical realms is founded on a maxim that captures the essences of both realms, namely SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER.

Your review will find that I have never attacked anyone, except in self-defense. Significantly, the issues I have raised on this forum were intentionally framed to encourage robust debate. Alas, as you know, my first posting, was mirred in the issue of my "identity." You passed on that issue, unequivocally asserting that I am not someone named "Moh'm Jalloh." Sadly, the perpetrators of this old game continued, bucking your authoritative judgment.

Accordingly, I welcome your inquiry. You will find, in my opinion, that I have labored to posit rules of engagement that facilitate reasoned discourse and civility. Nonetheless, when a bomb is thrown, I will not deny that I have answered with a bomb.

Again, I commend you on your judicious and seasonable intervention. I assure you that I have no interest in the personal attacks: as an intellectual, the objects of my reflection are ideas and nothing but ideas.

I leave you in God's hands.


Subject: Why does Vampire read and write in the ememy's language?
From: Ronaldino
To: All
Date Posted: 14:09:18 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-44-17-83.cable.ubr04.croy.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.44.17.83

Message:
I find Umpire an enigma. He hates the colonial masters but revels in thier language. I wonder if in his deranged mind he is aware of this. Futhermore he 'cacks' his ass in first world eating chips. Does he go around smiling to his white neighbour whilst he is seething inside? I wonder.
Do you notice I do not reply to his rants.


Subject: Re: Why does Vampire read and write in the ememy's language?
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 14:27:49 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Ditto.


Subject: Umpire
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 13:55:55 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Umpire,

I have received many complaints about your attacks on other languages/tribes. I have not had time to read all your articles completely.

I am going to take my time to read them. If it is indeed true that you are making bigoted statements and promoting tribalism on this forum, you need to stop or else your opportunity to use the forum will be withdrawn.

Please let us debate on matters that affect our people .There are many burning concerns and some people look up to us for debates that would lead to the revelations of solutions to these problems.

We have to love our country by bringing up only issues that will benefit our people.

Please take this as a friendly advice.

KABS KANU


Subject: Re: Umpire
From: New Blood
To: All
Date Posted: 15:47:27 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-66-108-68-252.nyc.res.rr.com at 66.108.68.252

Message:
I think that Umpire is behaving like a mechanized drone,inscrutable with a hyper public profile or ego mangling...in the end he manages to exposes himself as nothing but a sanguine tribalist....

Umpire is a miserable tribalist,and such divisive yearnings like southern lynchers or kkk and skinheads are not only understandable but also supremely human.

His positions are primarily a matter of personal belief and doctrine that contradicts our general sense of community and shared values.

His impish rants has forced well meaning people to focus on the roots of modern society's "disenchantment," a term coined by German philosopher Max Weber in reference to the process through which all aspects of the world become explainable by natural science or past occurences.

He has failed to acknowledge the distinction between what is politically and culturally innocuous and instead positing what is essentially predatory and divisive to serve his own purpose as its end.

Many of us recoil from the venom he spews with his tribalist concept,and are appalled at his inanity about the disastrous cultural and political consequences.

I think that Umpire should have devoted much of his talk to tracing the origins and the underlying factors of "krio Countryman divide in Sierra Leone.

It is unfortunate that if "Sabi Sabi" people like Umpire cannot accept the sacralized vision of a one Sierra Leone then such variant excesses certainly demands an ethical engagement from us all.


Subject: Re: Umpire
From: foday mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 19:15:31 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host-24-225-160-74.patmedia.net at 24.225.160.74

Message:
Please,on which posting did umpire made a racist comment?.Also ,try to be specific so we can adress this situation with Umpire.

Some people are born great,others have gratness entrusted upon them,while others achive greatness.

What do you think about UImpire? , say it now or forever hold your piece


Subject: Re: Umpire
From: New Blood
To: All
Date Posted: 20:14:24 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-66-108-68-252.nyc.res.rr.com at 66.108.68.252

Message:
Bra Take tem leh Umpire im rope nor draw you pan im dotty bush yah!

For the records,I insinuated TRIBALISM not racism as you are now alleging...

Such a response from a Bra like you will make others think that you are one of Umpire's Confrere....

Bra Foday,Forumites DO expect much from you especially as a stakeholder of Cocorioko.....

Like I accentuated in an earlier response.....I believe that invectives and incitement are illegal in the US of A so I also don't

expect a stakeholder like yourself to become an apologist for such insipid crap!



Subject: Re: Umpire
From: Foday Mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 20:30:06 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host-24-225-160-74.patmedia.net at 24.225.160.74

Message:
Again, the position of cocorioko is my position. Whatever its takes to get to the bottom of our investigations,good guys and bad guys, that is what we are going to do.

Abosolutely not, we are not falling for the banana on the tail pipe.(Edie Murphy))


Subject: Re: Umpire
From: Be Carefull
To: All
Date Posted: 21:26:39 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-66-108-68-252.nyc.res.rr.com at 66.108.68.252

Message:
What makes a crime into a hate crime?


The FBI's hate-crime report for 2002 quotes a statement about hate crimes

"...not only is it an attack on one's physical self, but is also an attack on one's very identity." Attacks upon individuals because of a difference in how they look, pray or behave have long been a part of human history. It is only recently, however, that our society has given it a name and decided to monitor it, study it and legislate against it." 1

The FBI defines a hate crime (a.k.a. bias crime) to be:

"a criminal offense committed against a person, property or society which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin." 2


Public Law #103-322A, a 1994 federal law, defines a hate crime as:

"a crime in which the defendant intentionally selects a victim, or in the case of a property crime, the property that is the object of the crime, because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation of any person."


Subject: Re: Umpire
From: Umpire is tribalistist
To: All
Date Posted: 20:46:31 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-126-139-157.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.126.139.157

Message:
The ass hole calling himself UMPIRE has no business on this forum. The guy is hate monger who has been onstantly bashing the creoles. The cocorioko board needs to @#$$$$ his ###^&* from this forum. Just check the forum archives to see the writings of the sickest Sierra Leonean.


Subject: Re: Umpire
From: OK Boss
To: All
Date Posted: 21:13:19 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-126-139-157.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.126.139.157

Message:
Foday, I agree that I need to tone down the rhetoric but this forum has been under siege for the past two weeks. This animal-rapist otherwise known as Umpire has subjected decent forumites to his sickness and prejudice against creoles. If this guy is not terminated, you'll find yourself in a dilemma when such attacks begin to be targeted at Temnes, Mendes and other major ethnic groups in S/Leone. An example should be made of this deranged beast.


Subject: Re: Umpire
From: foday mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 21:00:12 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host-24-225-160-74.patmedia.net at 24.225.160.74

Message:
Turn the redrick down.No need of name calling


Subject: Re: Umpire
From: New Blood
To: All
Date Posted: 20:43:55 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-66-108-68-252.nyc.res.rr.com at 66.108.68.252

Message:
So Bra Foday would you agree with me that saying something has the color of blood is the same as describing it as RED in color?


Subject: Re: Umpire
From: CHECK THE FORUM ARCHIVES!
To: All
Date Posted: 19:59:11 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
CHECK THE FORUM ARCHIVES! Your head will spin from the bigoted evidence. Nobody wants anybody banned. We need a plurality of ideas on the forum. However when one maliciously abuses a whole people in a manner that does not add to the reasoned discourse, then it is imperative that the violator apologises or show some kind of contrition.
If people feel free to abuse different tribes in the volatile mix of Sierra Leone, then it may be difficult to put that genie back in the bottle. God forbid. Greatness is not just the stitching of elegant words to cause concussions, it is the use of common sense to bind wounds and salve gashes.


Subject: Re: Umpire
From: So True
To: All
Date Posted: 21:16:11 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-126-139-157.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.126.139.157

Message:
You have said it all. Now the ball is in Foday's court to discover the sickest animal on this forum.


Subject: Re: Umpire
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 16:19:42 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Please see my reply to your posting infra.


Subject: KEEP SIERRA LEONE MOVING
From: FODAY MANSARAY
To: All
Date Posted: 13:30:41 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-172-251-180.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.251.180

Message:
A lot of people have been complaining about topic and issues been raised on the forum of no use or counter productive to our national interest. Most of us will agree to certain degree of the latter to be true.

In light of the above ,we are appealing to all Forumites to introduce topics that will inspire debates of national interest.

Even debates that will improve our knowledge of team participation in the development process of Sierra Leone.

In turn, Cocorioko will try to invite our Parliamentarians and Government Officials from the different Political parties to contribute to these topics.

Getting our offcials involved ,will help us get up to the minutes information of what is actually happening on the ground in Freetown.

Therefore, it is in the interest of all of us to think for a moment about constructive posting that will help us accomplish the above.

Anyone interested in participating in this trial period, can contact the Moderator via email. Once we have enough people and approved topics, we will inform everyone and get the ball rolling.

Please take note that to participate on the topics to be disscussed, you must first register with the Moderator.

Looking forward to hear from you.



Subject: The Krio Language ( as posted by the Krio poet O)
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 13:05:08 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
Listen to Pa Shaki speaking it


Subject: Umpire is getting better
From: foday mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 12:30:21 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-172-251-180.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.251.180

Message:
Is Umpire really on the ball.Is he getting better or worse?


Subject: Re: Umpire is getting better
From: New Blood
To: All
Date Posted: 15:46:09 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-66-108-68-252.nyc.res.rr.com at 66.108.68.252

Message:
I think that Umpire is behaving like a mechanized drone,inscrutable with a hyper public profile or ego mangling...in the end he manages to exposes himself as nothing but a sanguine tribalist....

Umpire is a miserable tribalist,and such divisive yearnings like southern lynchers or kkk and skinheads are not only understandable but also supremely human.

His positions are primarily a matter of personal belief and doctrine that contradicts our general sense of community and shared values.

His impish rants has forced well meaning people to focus on the roots of modern society's "disenchantment," a term coined by German philosopher Max Weber in reference to the process through which all aspects of the world become explainable by natural science or past occurences.

He has failed to acknowledge the distinction between what is politically and culturally innocuous and instead positing what is essentially predatory and divisive to serve his own purpose as its end.

Many of us recoil from the venom he spews with his tribalist concept,and are appalled at his inanity about the disastrous cultural and political consequences.

I think that Umpire should have devoted much of his talk to tracing the origins and the underlying factors of "krio Countryman divide in Sierra Leone.

It is unfortunate that if "Sabi Sabi" people like Umpire cannot accept the sacralized vision of a one Sierra Leone then such variant excesses certainly demands an ethical engagement from us all.


Subject: Re: Umpire is getting better
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 16:16:05 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Since your posting demonstrates a total misunderstanding of my theses on the English Krios and their implications, I cannot respond to your posting. When you demonstrate a fair understanding of my theses, then, under the canons of reasoned debate, I would be obligated to respond.

Moreover, and significantly, I cannot respond to your contentless invectives, since I fail to see how any response thereto will contribute to the critique of ideas, which, according to Kabs Kanu, is the new dispensation.


Subject: Re: Umpire is getting better
From: New Blood
To: All
Date Posted: 19:38:35 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-66-108-68-252.nyc.res.rr.com at 66.108.68.252

Message:
I also agree that when you demonstrate a fair understanding of Sa Lone Krio- Countryman conundrum in Sa Lone the debate,I will respond accordingly.

At the same time I hope you are aware of the fact that if any of your previous postings aids or abets the incitement of anti Creole sentiments in the USA where you presently reside ...that means that you and your facilitators are breaking the LAW.....n'est pas?

leh we go befoe!


Subject: Re: Umpire is getting better
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 22:13:36 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Getting the chills, baby? Relax, "dog".

Free country, ain't it? I HAVE THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO CRITIQUE ANY AND ALL IDEOLOGIES, DON'T I, JUSTICE HOLMES? WE DAE NA AMERICA. U TINK SAY AMERICA NA SALONE? Bobo go lay don saful!

My understanding of the English Krio ideology of supremacy is plastered all over this forum. Thus the issue is not "understanding." Issue dodger: you know that the issue is one of agreement or disagreement. Have I stopped from you disagreeing with me.

Frankly, I don't care if anyone agrees with me, especially if they are a crew of nothings. I detest followers. I love solitude, fine writing and Beethoven's late String Quartets. Better that, than a bunch of human and all-too-human followers. I pity politicians.


Subject: Re: Umpire is getting better
From: New Blood
To: All
Date Posted: 22:32:41 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-66-108-68-252.nyc.res.rr.com at 66.108.68.252

Message:
You Sorry! ar nor go fallah you wait en see!


Subject: Re: Umpire is getting better
From: Nope
To: All
Date Posted: 13:37:27 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
How can a person who continues to find devious ways of maligning Krios (He now calls them English Krios, Allah haters and English ass kissers) be getting better?

My fear is that the next time somebody else comes along and starts cussing Fullas, Mendes, Temnes or some other tribe referencing Umpire, it would be difficult to ask them to stop.


Subject: Re: Umpire is getting better
From: Kellie Keita
To: All
Date Posted: 12:51:49 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4575eca0.dyn.optonline.net at 69.117.236.160

Message:
Believe me Umpire makes the forum a lot more interesting than most of these Gbonfos around here who think that everybody should think the same way. Umpire comes to debate but for some reason he appears to intellectually intimidate many of these guys who at best are only average guys from an intellectual standpoint.


Subject: Re: Umpire is getting better
From: fmansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 13:33:47 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-172-251-180.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.251.180

Message:
What do you think about Umpire? If you want to complain ,this is the time.Dont call Kabbs , myself or the Moderator off the air. Say it now or forever hold you peace.


Subject: I wonder if No one replys to Vampire
From: Ronaldino
To: All
Date Posted: 11:03:44 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-44-17-83.cable.ubr04.croy.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.44.17.83

Message:
would he curl up and die in his room in some attic with frustration. Could we give it a try?


Subject: Re: I wonder if No one replys to Vampire
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 11:23:49 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
English Krio atheist and blaspher of Islam and the Prophet Mohamad, say your prayers to Jesus Christ, our Lord and personal savior or to your English masters.


Subject: tTHE ENGLISH KRIO CRUSADE AGAINST ISLAM
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 10:57:28 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Aping the renegade 'Isamic jihadists,' the English Krios on this Forum have lauched a crusade against Allah, Islam, the Prophet Mohamad, and even the very idea of God.

Apparently replying to my posting "God Kaetch Dem," they resorted to denouncing the very idea of God. See the posting by 'Question' and 'Linguist' replying to my posting " A Question for 'Question'." Relying on 'philosophy,' and the nihilist and liar, the French philosopher Descartes, this English Krio philosophized all Gods into nothingness: "products of the primitive mind," "caveman mentality"; these barbarisms, and worse our philosopher hung on the necks of all believers, all people of faith.

In concreto, the English Krios, led by their Master's voice, Isacandri---an apostate, since, according to reliable sources, he is an "Alhaji"--- lauched a crusade of blasphemy against Islam and the Prophet Mohamed.

Here is the evidence:

1. One English Krio called the Prophet a "criminal fanatic."

2. The same Crusader (for all I know he might be an atheist, strategically formenting strife between Muslims and Christians in Sierra Leone) asserted (yes, asserted, for his question mark would only fool him, not an eagle eyed philologist) that the Prophet will have sex with "virgins in heaven or hell."

3. These representatives of the English Krios on this Forum adopted a Norwegian newspaper's representation of the Prophet as a pig.

In my opinion, these facts reasonable prove that the mentioned English Krios have declared a philosophico-atheist crusade against religion in general,and, Islam and the Prophet, in particular.

Farakan once called Judaism "a gutter religion." The mercy of Allah induced him to apologize. He did.

Given their unfounded arrogance, imbibed from the British invaders (according to G.L.V. Williams, "home," for them is England) which they even direct against their "villager" brethen in Hastings, Godrich, and other suburbs of Rokiamp, expect no such from the English Krios on this Forum, for as Allah says in the Qur'an they are "sumun bukum humyun laraibafi." On the other hand, Allah's mercy is boundless, every ready to forgive the wayward: Repent now before it is too late: the fire of hell burns eternal.


Subject: Re: tTHE ENGLISH KRIO CRUSADE AGAINST ISLAM
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq.
To: All
Date Posted: 13:22:10 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
ROTFLMMFAO, Man you are really going MAD. May God have mercuy on your soul. I have nothing to do with what other people write in opposition to your written trash. You seem to see my hand in every thing that has been coming towards you. In some way I enjoy the seming omnipotence you attach to my unseen hand.

I frankly do think that you need professional help. It is beyond this forum to order your commitment to a psychiatric floor at a local hospital, but in your interest I urge you to check your self in and get some help QUICK. You are a narcissitic sociopath that is in need of some serious and intense psych counslling because you are about to self destruct or are in the process of doing that.

I hereby urge all forumites to ignore your postings as an alternative therapy in lieu of you seeing a psych. Ignoring your posts would create areality check in your sordid mindset and make you become aware that you are really a MINION amongst Giants on this forum. As the lady on the weakest link would say "GOOD BYE YOU ARE THE WEAKEST LINK AMONGST US SIERRA LEONEANS AND MEMEBERS OF THIS FORUM.


Subject: Re: tTHE ENGLISH KRIO CRUSADE AGAINST ISLAM
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 15:02:58 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
How many times has this distinguished lawyer lied to himself and the Gods he has bashed? Compulsively, he replies to my postings. And the reason is obvious: I exposed his lack of character, intellectual honesty, and much more. Indeed, I never replied to his postings, because they are sui generis intellectually vacuous or raise matters that are irrelevant to either my theoretical or practical interests.

The truth is that those who know me and know you, and do not fool yourself, there are many, even in your neighborhood in Oakland, including lawyers who have battled you in court, who think I am wasting my time replying to your one sentence emotional outburts. The word on the street is that you are bumbling hothead. I agree. Even your colleagues in the bar in California think you are a disgrace to the profession.

Having failed in your professional calling, you dare to participate in scholarly debates. A scholar you ain't. In my opinion you lack not only the necessary tools and training, but the requisite scholarly demeanor.

You will be well advised to heed the advice of an earlier posting: no reasonable client, on the evidence of your postings in this Forum, would dare engage your services. The result? Starvation. Think of the welfare of your family before you wage a war that professionals that know you, not your epigoni in this Forum, know that you have lost.

The law is a jealous mistress; focus on your fledgling practice, before you get sued for legal malpractice.


Subject: Re: tTHE ENGLISH KRIO CRUSADE AGAINST ISLAM
From: Kalokoh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:38:48 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cs181213155.pp.htv.fi at 82.181.213.155

Message:
Umpire,are you a muslm or a muhmin?The reason why I posed the question is that there is a big difference between being a muslim and being a believer.Seems like you have a deep burning anger.DO NOT HATE.....IT IS TOO BIG A BURDEN TO CARRY.

May The Almighty Allah Guide you in all you do.
Kal


Subject: Re: tTHE ENGLISH KRIO CRUSADE AGAINST ISLAM
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 12:26:06 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Wolf in sheep's clothing. Away, away, away: bella. I refuse to sink to your level: munafiqin. Your questions will not be answered. Whether I am a muslim or a mukmin or a Christion should be of no concern to you. I detest people such as the English Krios, and you are one of them, who defame religions. Hatred? Give me a break.

What can explain the greatest hate: blaspheming the God of a monotheist people. You are guilty as charged. Satan calling on Allah! Imagine the trickery, and behold a fool of Satan. Get lost, and may Allah's wrath fall on you without mercy.


Subject: Re: tTHE ENGLISH KRIO CRUSADE AGAINST ISLAM
From: Kalokoh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:51:28 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cs181213155.pp.htv.fi at 82.181.213.155

Message:
Wow!you've got real issues.I will declare you irrelevant henceforth.The book is booking you for peddling intellectual nuisance.I agree with you that I can't write and read but then who wants to spend his precious time trying to understand your boring posts?

One last favor.I will talk to that krio boy who snatched your wife.You see how generous and God fearing I am?

TOR ORKURU ORGBALOMU.
God bye


Subject: Re: tTHE ENGLISH KRIO CRUSADE AGAINST ISLAM
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 13:19:52 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
My instinct was right on the money, bellah: wolf in sheep's clothing. See my posting on shrinks galore. If I have issues, then your brain tissues must be shrinking, munafiqin and blasphemer of Islam, and English Krio, to boot. How is home, by the way? I mean London, the most smelly city in Europe. As for the rest, I don't use the word Krio without qualification. There are the real Krios in the 'villages' and your type: English ass lickers, tribalist to the core, and, as though that were not enough baggage, the greatest of all calamites now sits on your shoulders---blasphemers of Islam and the Prophet Mohamad.

Thanks to all the Saints of the faithful, I ropeadoped your "intellectual bluff": sumun bukum humyun laraibafi. Your miserable soul will be roasted by the eternal fires of Allah's hell. The prophets of Allah, including those in the Bibles of the Jews and the Christians are waiting for your pitiful soul for pouring filth on the seal of Allah's prophet, Mohamad (PBUH). May the blood of the Lamb sink you in the eternal abyss of misery.


Subject: Answer for Umpire
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 10:03:28 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-68-91-32-112.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 68.91.32.112

Message:
I ended my last discourse by concluding that it was time to be what you are, free of any constraints, which also meant you could pray to stones if you so desired. I intentionally used the word stones not to offend those who believe in God or, in your case; Allah.

Like a fish caught on "bilolo" bait, you cried foul, and without more ado went on to accuse me of cussing Allah tagging me an atheist. So anyone who questions the conception of a deity is atheist? As intellectuals, is it not our contractual obligation to look at our environment and society with an investigative or skeptical mind?

In manifesting your customary ignorance you sent me to rot in hell forgetting that both you and I are nothing but food for worms at the end of the day. Your mode of thinking subjects you to not only the prehistoric, but the pre-conventional and conventional levels of personal development, which I will be elaborating on as we get you out of the cave.

The one-sided and primitive nature of your judgment was appalling to a point where you were like a deer caught in the headlights. It was no disappointment that instead of arguments your rants were structured on rhetorical patterns obscuring the logical connections between assertions.

You probably meant to say my French wasn’t good enough for a linguist but your so called German was a misrepresentation of what you wanted to say. By the way "I have not forgotten that you are French" is translated "Ich hatte nicht vergessen, daß Sie französisch sind" in German, and not the garbage you paraded on the forum.

I am not French but dare you challenge me in those waters. Unfortunately, since you have been dismissed by most of our levelheaded contributors as a good-for-nothing goldbrick, I'll not to add value to your worth by engaging in any further dialogue with you.

By the way goldbrick - anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless.


Subject: Re: Answer for Umpire
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 11:18:04 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
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The atheist's answer is incomprehensible. And his "Geman?"---having confessed that he has no "finger feeling," as the Germans say, for rhetorical discourse; strange, so strange for a linguist, his "German,"---I say, he must have picked up from the slums of Frankfurt. Even Descartes writes better prose. I detest wobbly writing. Who does not know that your fathers, the English, can't write. Try reading Russel; he puts me to sleep. Atheist, call on the spirit to put some life in your writing; and, don't forget to put a dip in your hip and a stride in your stroke, to sample Parliament Funkadelics. Go say your prayers, kafir and plaything of Satan.


Subject: Re: Answer for Umpire
From: Kalokoh
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Date Posted: 10:58:41 02/17/08 ()
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Bro!you have more worthwhile things to do than spending time questioning a Salone Lebanese character.If you Revisit all his postings,you will get a clue to his identity.

Have a nice sunday
Kal


Subject: Re: Answer for Umpire
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 11:32:13 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Lazy wannabe, why don't you do it yourself? Did you know that most Lebanese are Muslims? Blasphemer of Allah, Mohamad and Muslims. The fires of hell await your 'soul.' It is Sunday: go say a prayer to your stones, and don't forget to take the brilliant linguist (linguist, I'm being ironic, for you can't write and read closely) and nihilist, 'Question'.


Subject: The problem with Skin Lightening creams
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 07:03:13 02/17/08 ()
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Doctors have issued a warning over the dangers of illegal skin-lightening creams, after a woman developed a hormone disorder from using them.
The patient, aged 28, put on almost two stone (13kg) in three years, could not conceive and had severe stretch marks.
In the Lancet, medics from west London's Hammersmith Hospital said people were unaware they were harmful.
Dermatologists said such extreme reactions were rare, but minor skin effects were more common.
PATIENT'S SYMPTOMS
Click to see severe effects of one patient's heavy use of skin-lightening cream.


In pictures

Illegal skin-lightening creams are used by some black people and, to a lesser extent, some Asian people.
They can cause harm in two ways.
The creams usually contain hydroxyquinone, a skin-bleaching chemical, as well as high doses of steroids.
The use of hydroxyquinone is banned in UK cosmetic products because it causes severe skin irritation.
And the high doses of steroids found in the illegal creams should only be available on prescr1ption because they can cause such serious disruption to the body's hormone levels.
Signalling problems
The patient, who is black, also had thin, bruised skin and mild hair growth on her back and face as well as muscle weakness.
Doctors diagnosed her with Cushing's syndrome, which is caused by high levels of steroid hormones such as cortisol in the blood.
Someone would have to use huge quantities of these creams for them to be absorbed into the body and cause these symptoms

Olivia Stevenson, British Association of Dermatologists
It is usually caused by a problem with the adrenal glands, which make the hormones, or with the pituitary gland sending too high a signal to the adrenal glands.
But blood tests on the patient showed very low levels of cortisol and of corticotropin, the signalling hormone in the pituitary gland.
The patient initially denied taking any drugs, but later admitted she had been using skin-lightening creams for seven years, buying them from a local shop rather than a pharmacy.
The cream was found to contain a steroid called clobetasol.
The woman was using about two tubes per week - about 60 grams of the cream.
'Million-pound market'
The medical team, led by Dr Tricia Tan and Dr Tony Goldstone, said: "Patients are often reluctant to admit that they have used skin-lightening creams - especially if these are supplied illegally.
"Similarly, doctors can be unaware of the need to inquire.
"But the market is worth millions of pounds a year, in the UK alone.
"Creams can contain toxic substances, such as steroids and hydroxyquinone, and patients are typically unaware of the risks."
Dr Goldstone said people who were using the creams should not stop immediately, because their bodies would no longer be making enough hormones since it was getting them from the creams - albeit in very high doses.
"People should go to their GP who will refer them to an endocrinologist."
Dr Olivia Stevenson, a spokeswoman for the British Association of Dermatologists, said: "Most problems we see are things like stretch marks, bruising and broken veins.
"To develop Cushing's, someone would have to use huge quantities of these creams for them to be absorbed into the body and cause these symptoms."


Subject: Ten reasons why we need Sampha in State House
From: PEEP MAGAZINE
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Date Posted: 00:32:38 02/17/08 ()
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Ten reasons why we need Sampha in State House
Wednesday, January 09, 2008 -
PROFESSOR PEEP

Not many people know it.. but JAMES SAMPHA KOROMA has been Born-Again! Like Saul on the Road to Damascus... James Sampha Koroma had his on the night of Sunday, January 6, 2008... just before President Ernest Koroma made him Secretary to the President. Many people feel a little disturbed by James Sampha’s appointment... Not PROFESSOR PEEP though.. because a Born Again Sampha in State House is just what President Ernest Koroma and the Nation needs... ten advantages of having a Born Again Sampha Koroma in State House.

1. We finally know that Sampha is APC.. because there was some doubt over his political affiliations.

2. Although he can’t be Finance Minister, as he wanted, he can at least play around with Presidential finances.

3. With Alpha Kanu.. Sampha will work assiduously to ensure that ZERO TOLERANCE of CORRUPTION becomes a reality... (Both men being shining examples of Zero Tolerance! ha! ha!) and of unblemished integrity..

4. Will give heart to poor J.D. ROGERS... even a sacked (resigned?) BANK GOVERNOR can rise from the (Political)! Dead again (a miracle! ha! ha!)

5. All officials of Union Trust Bank are extremely happy to see Sampha move upwards...

6. He’ll be able to persuade all those APC ‘stalwarts’ that ‘today is not a Good Day to see the Pa!”

7. Opens the way to the return of his good friend and Union Trust shareholder, FISH BARONESS Lilian Lisk..

8. INTERPOL can finally close that ‘Wanted’ File on him.

9. With his Born Again humility and his readiness to talk to the Press... bound to further strengthen and deepen the bonds between Press and President (I suspect you have your tongue in cheek. editor).

10. Tenth reason why it’s a good thing for the NATION to have Sampha at State House... PROFESSOR PEEP finally has a target for his attention in High Places (Whew! that took a long time! ha! ha!).


Subject: James Sanpha Koroma Speaks : THIRD MOST POWERFUL MAN IN SIER
From: peep magazine
To: All
Date Posted: 00:31:19 02/17/08 ()
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Message:
James Sanpha Koroma Speaks : THIRD MOST POWERFUL MAN IN SIERRA LEONE?
BY PROFESSOR PEEP

Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - WEDNESDAY FRONT PAGE


Third most prominent Man
The renovation and rehabilitation of State Lodge at Hill Station has been ‘graced’ by the interference of the powerful Secretary to the president.

President Ernest Koroma intends to use the Hill Station Lodge as his official residence. Reconstruction work to restore the building to a residence only, (former President Kabbah used it as offices and residence), is ongoing. Sanpha Koroma was recently on site demanding of the construction group ‘do you have a building permit?’

He also made numerous suggestions on architectural plans. Our source said his ‘advice’ was largely ignored by the experts working on the building. Mr. Koroma has also left his stamp at State House.

A whole new suite of leather furniture has been ordered for his offices. Costs are unknown. “Sanpha says the old furniture isn’t good enough and he’s proceeded to order brand new chairs in leather” a source said. While Section 67 of the constitution designates the Secretary to the President as the president’s ‘principal adviser’ and vote controller of the presidential office budget, there is nothing in that section which gives its holder the equivalent of ministerial powers which Sanpha Koroma has been claiming.

“As an unelected official representing no-one, Mr. Koroma’s powers are only derived from whatever is delegated to him by His Excellency” our legal expert has told us. “He is constitutionally inferior to the Chief Justice, Speaker of Parliament and many other functionaries in a democratic administration”.


Subject: You reap what you sow
From: Leonean
To: All
Date Posted: 23:13:50 02/16/08 ()
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It was funny that Cocorioko should suggest President Bush visit our country bebause we are making great strides to rebuild a society based on multiparty democracy, the rule of law and a free market economy. Tejan Kabbah, regardless of what you may think of him, helped steer that country from a long drawn out civil war. Contrary to what Charles Taylor did, he invited his foes Foday Sankoh and Johnny Paul to work with him, though the selfishness of both led to their downfall. He presided over elections in which his ruling party lost and promptly handed over power on the day the results were announced.
However the guys at Cocorioko and some of their myopic forumites have spent all the past months belittling the effort of that noble man. APC are the heroes and those that conceded defeat are now villains and criminals. They cannot even travel without harassment.
In spite of the giant strides, it is this negative perception of Sierra Leone that is propagated and all past efforts are belittled, cause doing otherwise would be praising the SLPP.
Cocorioko and most APC newspapers are in a real dilemma as they cannot now say anything good about what has happened in Sierra Leone in the past ten years, as this would mean praising the SLPP. If howver they continue to belittle all what was done in the past ten years, people will still continue to perceive the country in a negative light. If people do not take our country seriously, it is because of rags like cocorioko who just want to praise APC and belittle others, not knowing they are also belittling their country. This is a forum of patriots. On this forum you are only patriotic if you look, think or even smell like APC. Dont complain guys, you reap what you sow


Subject: Re: You reap what you sow
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 08:22:16 02/17/08 ()
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Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
What absolute nonsense ! ! !
Is this the ideal of a better Sierra Leone that you are capable of espousing ? One that should give undue credit to a rotten, dastardly and wretched administration (Like you) which ruled for 11 years but failed miserably to provide the people their
basic needs like electricity, water , food etc ?

You are a disgrace to Sierra Leone because all you see is your party , the SLPP and the recognition it did not receive. To wretched numbskulls like you, it is not about Sierra Leone, but the SLPP and Kabbah, from whose hands you got all the ill-gotten and illegal contracts and gains . Do you think we do not know the identity of the wretches like you who come to our forum to promote only your myopic and parochial intersts ?

Cocorioko, you can call a rag, but we helped to kick your SLPP out of power and confine you to the dustbins of history. For that , WE ARE VERY PROUD OF OURSELVES.

If you are not myopic, you should have told readers that Berewa and SLPP did not concede defeat on their own volition but they had to be strongly warned by the international community that if they did not concede the defeat they have suffered and chaos ensues in the country, there would be consequences.

You are so stupid you do not even know that practically the SLPP has still not concede defeat in Sierra Leone . Look at the law suit they have against Christiana Thorpe ? Don't we hear that a militia is being trained somewhere, as reported by the State House website, as posted on this forum?

We will continue to articulate that which is good for Sierra Leone. For now, we believe that the SLPP is bad news for Sierra Leone(Based on their failures) and that the only realistic hope for socio=economic and political renaissance is Ernest Koroma .

KABS KANU
Publisher of the newspaper that contributed to the downfall of the SLPP.


Subject: Re: You reap what you sow
From: Neneh
To: All
Date Posted: 15:18:43 02/17/08 ()
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Message:
kabs: it seems you cannot handle the truth! Otherwise why remove Leonean's second response; it would have been best for the public to decide who is right.


Subject: Re: You reap what you sow
From: leonean
To: All
Date Posted: 20:04:05 02/17/08 ()
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Message:
Dont worry


Subject: Re: You reap what you sow
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 15:29:02 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
This forum does not encourage indecency and vulgarity. The response given by Leonean was laced with foul language and we cannot allow ill-bred people like that to make people who visit this forum believe that we Sierra Leoneans do not respect public decorum.

We are talking about the world having a positive image of Sierra Leone . Do you, as a woman besides, think that the vulgar response from Leonean should have been kept for good people to read it ?

Other people have written the worst things on this forum about me and their posts were never deleted.

Leonean's post was removed by FORUM POLICE because the vulgarity in it exceeded the degree of tolerance from this forum to such foul- mouthedness.He did not tell me any truths.He just insulted me.

Let him post and attack us as much as he wants but if he uses profane and vulgar language, his posts will be removed.


Subject: Re: You reap what you sow
From: Leonean
To: All
Date Posted: 12:14:53 02/17/08 ()
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Message:
Preacher man, you can use any adjective you like to insult me. Why am I not surprised? The truth hurts you know. Boot-lickers and sycophants like you cannot differentiate between you rectum and your anus, that is the reason why to you, anyone who talks good things about Kabbah is SLPP.

You are the same imbecile who will talk about world fuel and food prices rising in order to give an excuse as to why prices in Sierra Leone are now steeply rising, instead of trying to suggest ways that food prices can be brought down.

To avoid responsibilty you talk about business people sabotaging the APC for every negative economic problem in the country now.

You are just a poor excuse for a journalist. Instead of personal attacks and insults, you should defend your points. You claim you passed through FBC, but preacher, FBC definitely did not pass through you. You left as you went, a basic fool. Awaiting your next salvo. You think you are the only one who can use bad language, bring it on.


Subject: how much does the president and the ministers get paid per m
From: cackroach
To: All
Date Posted: 22:45:42 02/16/08 ()
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Message:
what are the salaries of the president and the ministers in s/l.


Subject: buying a house in f/town
From: konthofili
To: All
Date Posted: 22:27:25 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
how much does it cost to buy a house one ?


Subject: VOODOO SHRINKS GALORE
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 21:10:47 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
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An exhaustive review of the archives of this forum by my paralegal shows that the epithet "crase" has been posited by a narrow circle of individuals too obvious to name about FIVE THOUSAND TIMES and counting. Of course, the locution is posited at the level of "elementary understanding," i.e. pre-methodical understanding, of a phenomenon that even methodical professionals cannot define with any warranted precision. You can't define "crazy" in the manner in which, say "number" is defined in the methodology of mathematics or "atom" in the methodology of physics or "proof" in the theory of formalized logic.

Accordingly, the term is methodologically without content. Far from being a descr1ptive term, it is a term of affect, a "fighting word," as lawyers put it. Given the pettiness of most Sierra Leoneans, it is to be expected that this mild cognitive dissonance will balloon into a tsunami.

An example will drive the point home. In Sierra Leone a "diagnosis" of "depression" (a contested term) is deemed "crase." Under this reading Bush, Mike Wallace, Tony Blair, who have publicy announced that they suffer or have suffered from "clinical depression" would be characterized as "crase" by the "crase vendors" named in the first paragraph.

Given this situation, perhaps a product of Sierra Leone taking the rear in everything socially significant, a few hypotheses are in order.

1. An individual who hurls the contentless 'concept' is indeed crazy, if the term is understood as "contentless." Generally, one who talks about "nothing" of import under the heuristical norms of everyday understanding is considered to be missing a few "bolts." In this sense, anybody who uses the term "crase" in this forum is to be deemed, under the argument advanced as "missing a few bolts," or, in the flowery idiomatic usage of the Yankies, "around the corner."

2. Since the locution "crase" is cognitively empty, one wonders what function it serves in Sierra Leonean discourse. To pose to the question is to answer it. When a forumite cannot rationally refute an opponent, he thunders with the contentless noise "crase." According to my research, this hypothesis has substantial support in the postings in this forum. Therefore, the use of the term suggests two phenomena: fear of the opponent and an inability to rationally interact with the opponent.

Ironically, the inability to successfully interact with others suggests mental imbalance. And may I add that "depression" and "anxiety" are construed in the West as forms of mental imbalance that do not rise to the level of "insanity."

Alas, all definitions of "insanity" in different scholarly and prudential disciplines are contestable. Accordingly, I conclude that there is no scientific definition of "insanity." This conclusion would be surprising only to those who, in my opinion, erroneously hold that psychology or its its modalization into psychiatry rise to the level of scientific erudition.

Nevertheless, there is some content to the concept of insanity within the sphere of everyday interactions. For example, the concept is arguably applicable to an individual who, absent constraining economic circumstances, fails to take a bath for a substantial time, making his presence among others reasonably undesirable.

Here then is the heart of the matter: such a person is actually viewed as sub-human, even worse than cats, which are clearly sub-human, but loved by a substantial number of Westerners. Billions are spent on their welfare.

2. From this hypothesis and the theorems derived therefrom, a pragmatic lemma follows: IF YOU DISAGREE WITH THE VIEWS OF AN INTERLOCUTOR, CALL HIM OR HER "CRAZY" OR IF YOU DON'T LIKE SOMEONE FOR WHATEVER REASON, CALL HIM OR HER "CRAZY."

3. The situation described in 2 inhibits a substantial number of sober and respected professional and nonprofessional Sierra Leoneans from making contributions to this forum, according to my sources, most of whom derisively refer to this forum as a "rag." I disagree, although I understand the views of these sources.

4. My solution to this dilemma speaks for itself in my postings: fight fire with fire! And when will I change that policy? Only when I interact with an opponent who reasons. On the other hand, when I interact with an opponent who is either incapable of reasoning or refuses to reason, I will change my policy only when Satan enters heaven.



Subject: Re: VOODOO SHRINKS GALORE
From: konthofili
To: All
Date Posted: 22:22:33 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
how much does a 5 bedroom house cost in freetown, to buy..anybody knows ?


Subject: Re: VOODOO SHRINKS GALORE
From: Umpire Fanatic
To: All
Date Posted: 21:50:33 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
I am in awe of Umpire. Truth be told: The brother is the smartest, brilliantest, brainiest, God-awesome craziest nut in the box! He is so crazy he took his blue psych pill and thought it was Viagra! Bring out the loonies. The Ump is in the h-o-u-s-e!

1) Look at Umpire's sparkling concept of Insanity:
"...there is some content to the concept of insanity within the sphere of everyday interactions. For example, the concept is arguably applicable to an individual who, absent constraining economic circumstances, fails to take a bath for a substantial time, making his presence among others reasonably undesirable".......Umpire

Bullseye! Actionate your concept. Drag yourself from the forum and go take a shower. The funk is really desirable, homes.

2) Accordingly, I conclude that there is no scientific definition of "insanity"........Umpire

Now wait a damn here minute pal! We do have a scientific definition. Guess? Yep it's you Umpire. You are eye-rolling, head-snapping, wolf-howling Craseman on steroids personified. Didn't you angrily invite Mahatma to meet you outside a bar to fight like a Raray boy, even though Mahatma was like 8,000 miles away? You nar craseman true true!

I am honored to be your fan. Be crazy and proud my unzipped hero. Aluta Continua for all the cyberderanged!


Subject: Re: VOODOO SHRINKS GALORE
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 22:10:32 02/16/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Exhibit No. 1 of a voodoo shrink. I love setting you guys up: you can't even see the traps. I have had the time of my life for a month. And, I am loving it, too. I am convinced that English Krio blasphemers of Allah, etc. are a doomed species in Sierra Leone: irrelevant JCs.


Subject: Re: VOODOO SHRINKS GALORE
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 04:49:05 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
You have adopted the intelligence I passed on to you without acknowledging my efforts? How dare you brother!! You getting there; I am seeing a sense of spiritual understanding of man. You have provoked all to bring out the worse in them. Life is a game. I played with you and now you're doing the same to others. I love you, UMPIRE! Keep it up. will show you more games as time goes by. One interesting one is how you could be at war and peace with the same peace in the same space and time. That will come later. I am watching you as you progress through the sangheeta sangha.


Subject: Re: VOODOO SHRINKS GALORE
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 08:18:58 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
My brother in war, thanks for your warm sentiments. As you know, the "war" was not really a war, but an exercise in mental endurance. And that, by the way, has nothing to do with "ntelligence." I suggest you contact FB for more information about me. You said a lot of nasty things about me, and I merely returned fire with fire. But that is the past. And the 'wife' and the other stuff? Forget about it. Cheer up! "Sangheeta snagha" rocks, if you get my drift. Allah Kabir! In the name of the Lamb.


Subject: Small Bribes Buy Big Problems
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 21:08:04 02/16/08 ()
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Message:
Article at a glance

• Facilitation payments—like all bribes—are illegal and damage
companies’ reputations.

• Companies can protect themselves from extortion by:
- Adopting a clear policy on bribery and enforcing it
- Training employees and associates
- Instituting an internal reporting program

• Combating bribery will lead to a more stable business
environment.

September 20, 2007
published


Subject: Kakay sacked
From: Realist
To: All
Date Posted: 20:09:02 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 41.208.136.201

Message:
Kakay is just stupid.Mr J Sanpha Koroma had announed it publicly that he was going to sack him, but he laughed it out, and defied Mr Sapha Koroma's authority.Kakay has now learnt his lesson, and will never joke with topmost people of the Government.


Subject: Re: Kakay sacked
From: mo
To: All
Date Posted: 07:17:21 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: medokay@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 92.1.65.236

Message:
well i will say james sanpha koroma is the stupid one as kakay has not done anything wrong, he is a professional, and him bee relieved of his duties will not affect him in any ways as he is a professional. is just a political thing as sanpha was jeaslous claming that he was close to tejan kabba. remember when sanpha was sacked by tejan kabba. dnot forget what goes around comes around. and as for the person who wrote that comment above u can kiss my ass


Subject: Re: Kakay sacked
From: Ronaldino
To: All
Date Posted: 09:46:20 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-44-17-83.cable.ubr04.croy.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.44.17.83

Message:
MO, I stand to be corrected, but was it not the NPRC boys that installed him? I hear he okayed some huge loans to SLPPites that may never be repaid! If that is true he has to go!


Subject: Re: Kakay sacked
From: EVIDENCE
To: All
Date Posted: 10:38:23 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
Can you please tell us about the loans that he gave to SLPPites? Please provide evidence or shut your trap. Let us stop this dangerous habit of spreading false rumors. When will you guys change? Merci


Subject: Re: Kakay sacked
From: MO
To: All
Date Posted: 11:03:57 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: medokay@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 92.1.65.236

Message:
Thank you EVIDENCE at least there are few intelligent sierra leoneans . God bless you. the country need people like you that will say the truth. those guys writing rubbish about Dr Kakay are failures whom have past their sell by date. they should remove them from the shelves as they have expired. failurres will always be failures. Dr kakay is a success and will always be a success


Subject: Re: Kakay sacked
From: mo
To: All
Date Posted: 10:26:32 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: medokay@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 92.1.65.236

Message:
well Ronadino you have got it all wrong. If you want to knw about Dr kakay i will give you his profile. he came from the ranks at backlays where he worked for over 23 year leading several branches as branch as seniour manager. he was never appointed by the NPRC boys by the way. If you dont know he is a professional and an indiginious banker whom is a very successful man. they cannot keeep him down. And by the way you sound like a very bitter man i will like to know what you do with your life please? am sure you rare one of those bitter people on the street whom have got bad mind for successful people like dr kakay. i will like to know a bit more why you have got so much bad mind for such a successful man. honestly he is one of sirra leones finest bankers ever. i would advise you to find out more about him. I will email you his profile if you want. DONT FORGET HE WAS THE PRESIDENT OF WEST AFRICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION........................


Subject: Re: Kakay sacked
From: Ronaldino
To: All
Date Posted: 11:00:57 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-44-17-83.cable.ubr04.croy.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.44.17.83

Message:
Mo, how long has he been at SLCB? Simple Ques!! If he has been there for a long time what is wrong with the new Govt putting someone else in? No one has a job for life!


Subject: Re: Kakay sacked
From: Ronaldino
To: All
Date Posted: 23:24:10 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-44-17-83.cable.ubr04.croy.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.44.17.83

Message:
Question: How long has he been the MD of SLCB?


Subject: Re: Kakay sacked
From: forever
To: All
Date Posted: 06:42:12 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Forever.Life is a revolving door.Eat and let other eat.


Subject: A Quick Glance At Cocorioko's U Dilemma
From: Kalokoh
To: All
Date Posted: 19:34:43 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cs181155254.pp.htv.fi at 82.181.155.254

Message:
The economic stimulus package just around the corner wont be doing shrinks any good any time soon.Folks of this profession used to put food on the table by putting mentally deranged individuals back on track.The visa for all policy of cyberspace has made it a lot more difficult for their daily source of income as the influx of lunatics in cyberspace over the past couple of years or so has tripled.What should Cocorioko do to downsize on these individuals that threaten our cordial cyber cohabitation once in a blue moon?I need an effective solution to this dilemma within a reasonable time frame.

Shrinks call it multiple personality disorder when an individual assumes different personalities at any given moment.I can put up or try to understand the shrink's frustration but then my patient grows thin when an intellectual starts to display symptoms of what I would love to coin as "Multiple intellect disorder"...One moment,you see an activist of terror,a lawyer,a linguist and a professor in pimping rich white women.This forum needs a reboot real fast so as to clean up the social virus in here.Cocorioko has become our daily cyber medication and some of us in peeperland would love to see sanity prevail.

No Dissin Intended .
God Bless You All


Subject: Re: A Quick Glance At Cocorioko's U Dilemma
From: Dumpire and the Crazy Marys
To: All
Date Posted: 21:13:43 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
My O my! Teeheeheehee!
ROTFLMMFAO!
UMPIRE, YOU YERRI? KALOKOH DON FINISH YOU GBATA GBATA!
Your shrink is looking for you. Heeheeheeheehee!


Subject: Re: A Quick Glance At Cocorioko's U Dilemma
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 21:37:48 02/16/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
MO of the English Krios.


Subject: ENGLISH KRIOS BLASPHEME ALLAH AND ISLAM
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 16:57:45 02/16/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
This is dangerous stuff. Representatives of the English Krios on this forum, led by the wannabe Iscandri, have launched war on Allah, the Prophet Mohamad, Jesus, Muslims and Christians. War on religion? Incredible. Please see the relevant postings below.


Subject: Re: ENGLISH KRIOS BLASPHEME ALLAH AND ISLAM
From: Chris
To: All
Date Posted: 20:00:36 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 41.208.136.201

Message:
Let all the funny and sick forumites please shut up.If not for christian krios, you all be rotting in hell, perhaps something like rwanda or burundi or kenya


Subject: Re: ENGLISH KRIOS BLASPHEME ALLAH AND ISLAM
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 21:28:26 02/16/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Another blasphemer of Allah, Islam and the Prophet crawls out of the closet of religious fanaticism. He must be a JC English Krio. May Allah have mercy on your soul. On your use of the term "sick," please refer to my posting "Voodoo Shrinks Galore." Doubtless, you will not fail to recognize yourself therein.


Subject: Re: ENGLISH KRIOS BLASPHEME ALLAH AND ISLAM
From: Dr NAHIM PLEASE!
To: All
Date Posted: 17:05:06 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
YOU NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
Your sick obsession with Krios is full-blown psyshopathy!


Subject: Re: ENGLISH KRIOS BLASPHEME ALLAH AND ISLAM
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 18:16:01 02/16/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
The world will note that "Dr. NAHIM PLEASE!" has joined the English Krios blasphemers of Allah, Islam, the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the rest of Allah's prophets. Allah Kabir!


Subject: can umpire be bra cornie
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 16:49:27 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: client-86-0-80-223.leed.adsl.virgin.net at 86.0.80.223

Message:
Bra Cornie has a way of writing that is slightly slanting a finger towards umpire writing. na 4 check oh. bra cornie get sense for pull such tricks - you know say bra cornie lek cuss back enh?


Subject: Re: can umpire be bra cornie
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 21:30:01 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
I don't have time for your kind of idiocy. It's as if you are living on another planet. I don't even know what you are talking about.
WHAT are you talking about?
I much prefer the New York Times, than to waste my time with any of the slobs here.
You ever memorised a few lines of Dylan Thomas.
My English is not YOU English - or Kba's either.
Take note of that


Subject: Re: can umpire be bra cornie
From: J.....
To: All
Date Posted: 17:47:33 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-170-113-84.dllstx.fios.verizon.net at 71.170.113.84

Message:
Please stop speculating Umpire's identity. If you are not sure, don't point fingers at innocent folks. Assumption is the Mother of all blunders. Please stop, stop, stop it!!!


Subject: Re: can umpire be bra cornie
From: Right
To: All
Date Posted: 18:10:37 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Umpire is simply Umpire: A sick man desperately in need of specialized care.


Subject: Re: can umpire be bra cornie
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 21:40:18 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
I don't have time for your kind of idiocy. It's as if you are living on another planet. I don't even know what you are talking about.
WHAT are you talking about?
I much prefer the New York Times, than to waste my time with any of the slobs here.
You ever listened to Bob Dylan?
My English is not YOUR English - or Kabaka's either, although I can write anyway I like, but would have some difficulty imitating “Umpire” but not Caen Madoka…..
Take note that I’m not that type of so called Krio, bigoted and ignorant and as you say, Umpire is "a sick man desperately in need of specialized care."

I am not he.


Subject: Re: can umpire be bra cornie
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 22:05:08 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: client-86-0-80-223.leed.adsl.virgin.net at 86.0.80.223

Message:
You do not have to insult me bra! I was just guessing! is that wrong?


Subject: Re: can umpire be bra cornie
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 03:28:36 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
Keep on guessing


Subject: Re: can umpire be bra cornie
From: HC
To: All
Date Posted: 17:30:16 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Look guys, Umpire is the one and only SUBWANALAI!


Subject: THE QUESTION OF UNQUESTIONABLE HUBRIS OF ATHEISM
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 16:22:57 02/16/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
In my posting, " A Question for 'Question'", I asked him if wants to "cuss" Allah? En passant, fuer eine Sprachlichwissenschaftler, Sie schrieben sehr schlecht. Ich soll vergessen nicht, dass du bist Franzosich.

But the French are decadent. French philosophers are the most stupid philosophers in God's realm. Atheist that you are, pissing on Allah and Jesus and Yahweh, what am I to make of you? Linguist is now a metaphysician, behold! A bad metaphysician, at that.

You throw Descartes at me? Descartes. A nut, if you ask me. Descartes: a naive philosopher, a hypocrite of the first order and a degenerate. Let me tell you (glory to Fella), let me teeeeeeeeel you about Descartes. Never have I read such rubbish from the hand of a philosopher. Do you suppose that Descartes' silly and wrongheaded Grundsage, "I think, therefore, I am" makes sense? What a nutty philosopher? I suppose when you are eating, sleeping and "humping" you do not exist. In the case of humping, your partner can easily refute you.

But, your philosophical ignorance should be charitably pardoned, for you are a 'linguist.' Linguists make my stomach turn. Greater is the glory of the Jewish or Christian Bible or the Qur'an than your ugly metaphysics. Did you know that Descartes died while pimping his 'philosophy'? May his 'soul' rot in hell.

And now, Atheist, aka Question, Linguist---you are an atheist, aren't you?---now that you have dissed Yaweh,the Jesus of the Christians and the Muslims' Allah as artifacts of primitive man, the "caveman," answer the following question: does your decadent French metaphysics explain death? And birth? And the nature in your Cartesian body that would one day kill you? Does your philosophy and your lexicographic knowledge, O intellectual giant, explain dawn and dusk; the horrors of nature outside your Cartesian body, a machine, according to the French degenerate; your birth, and your mother's and your father's? Tell me atheist: how did you get here? From my mother, you say? And your mother? Her mother, you say? What a nauseating infinite regress. In the end the regress ends in scientific ignorance, doesn't it? From nature, man emerged, thus professes science. But what is nature, I ask? And science answers with the "big bang" theory or "string theory" or some other eggheaded statistical mumbo jumbo.

Now, I have you, nihilistic atheist: you believe in the NOTHING of a scientific regime that you have misunderstood. When you show me a scientist who can PROVE that there is no God, I'll sell you the Broolyn Bridge. Accordingly, you cannot plant your atheism in the garden of science, an ocean of immeasurable ignorance.

You have, just as I suggested, dissed God. May your soul rot in hell!


Subject: Re: THE QUESTION OF UNQUESTIONABLE HUBRIS OF ATHEISM
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 09:06:29 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-91-32-112.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 68.91.32.112

Message:
I ended my last discourse by concluding that it was time to be what you are, free of any constraints, which also meant you could pray to stones if you so desired. I intentionally used the word stones not to offend those who believe in God or, in your case Allah.

Like a fish caught on bait, you cried foul, and without more ado went on to accuse me of cussing Allah tagging me an atheist. So anyone who questions the conception of a deity is atheist? As intellectuals, is it not our contractual obligation to look at our environment and society with an investigative or skeptical mind?

In manifesting your customary ignorance you sent me to rot in hell forgetting that both you and I are nothing but food for worms at the end of the day. Your mode of thinking subjects you to not only the prehistoric, but the pre-conventional and conventional levels of personal development, which I will be elaborating on as we get you out of the cave.

The one-sided and primitive nature of your judgment was appalling to a point where you were like a deer caught in the headlights. It was no disappointment that instead of arguments your rants were structured on rhetorical patterns obscuring the logical connections between assertions.

You probably wanted to say my French wasn’t good enough for a linguist but your German was a misrepresentation of what you wanted to say. By the way “I have not forgotten that you are French” is “Ich hatte nicht vergessen, daß Sie französisch sind” in German, and not the garbage you paraded on the forum.

I am not French but dare you challenge me in those waters. Unfortunately, since you have been dismissed by most of our levelheaded contributors as a good-for-nothing goldbrick, it’s probably to not add value to your worth by engaging in a further dialogue with you.

By the way goldbrick - anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless.


Subject: Re: THE QUESTION OF UNQUESTIONABLE HUBRIS OF ATHEISM
From: salone man
To: All
Date Posted: 17:04:42 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 71.163.183.208

Message:
I AM HAPPY TO KNOW YOU BELIEVE IN GOD ALMIGHTY,THE MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH.

I ASKED MY PROFESSOR A QUESTION IN ONE OF OUR EVOLUTION CLASSES IN SOCIOLOGY-"IF YOU SAY YOU BELIEVE IN EVOLUTION,IS THIS FORM WE ARE IN THE FINAL STAGE OF OUR EVOLUTION?IF NOT,WHAT IS GOING TO BE OUR NEXT FORM?".BIG BANG? WHAT HAPPEN BEFORE THE BIG BANG?

WHY ARE WE NOT SEEING HALF-APE,HALF-MAN CREATURES LIKE COMPLETING THE EVOLUTION THESE DAYS? HIS ANSWERS WAS I HONESTLY DON'T KNOW THE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS?


Subject: Re: THE QUESTION OF UNQUESTIONABLE HUBRIS OF ATHEISM
From: Kondoe
To: All
Date Posted: 17:00:40 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
NAR WAY U CHAM ROASE KONDOE!


Subject: Re: THE QUESTION OF UNQUESTIONABLE HUBRIS OF ATHEISM
From: BELFUL
To: All
Date Posted: 16:57:36 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
NAR WAY U CHAM KASSADA BRADE!


Subject: ThanKs to the USA!! Welcome President Bush
From: KLA
To: All
Date Posted: 14:43:58 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.82.85.3

Message:

The peolpes of Africa must extend a huge welcome to the visiting American Entourage, Led by president George Bush. The trip started in Benin,West Africa.

" President and Mrs. Bush will also visit Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, and Liberia on their trip. The stops are intended to focus attention on nations in Africa that are improving their public health and economic development, and to draw attention to what the Administration feels is a significant legacy achievement of the Bush presidency."

We must not be known as a Continent of INGRATES. We must extend our sincere thanks to President Bush and wish him a Safe and enjoyable stay on the Continent.

tstm
Please follow links covering president Bush's AFRICAN visit



Subject: Fullah businessman shot
From: Fullah
To: All
Date Posted: 13:31:28 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 196.207.234.95

Message:
A fullah businessman, who has been harrassed several times by raare boys was shot to death today.As a protest, entire fullah community have pulled their shutters down.Let them make up their mind and The writting is on the wall


Subject: Re: Legalize Gun Possession NOW
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 14:08:30 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-67-124-87-182.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 67.124.87.182

Message:
I heard the story today and it gives me reason for concern. People are left very vulnerable in their homes to Home Invasion criminals. It is about time that the giovernment considers the issue of having decent citizens with no criminal record, to have the right to have arms in their homes for the protection of their homes, lives and family.

Where as here there is no decent emergency call system in place where someone could call for emergency police help, where as here the police are not mobile, and do not have the capability to respond to emergencies, then it behooves the governemt to create the mechanisms for law abiding citizens to protect themselves. as is clearly evident from this incident, the criminals do have guns.


Subject: Re: Legalize Gun Possession NOW
From: Question time!!!
To: All
Date Posted: 20:02:28 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 41.208.136.201

Message:
The author refers to raray boys.Please guess, who are these raray boys!!!!!


Subject: Re: Legalize Gun Possession NOW
From: Red
To: All
Date Posted: 20:03:44 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 41.208.136.201

Message:
Dont tell me that these Raray boys are our stalwarts.I will hate to believe it.


Subject: Re: Legalize Gun Possession NOW
From: J.....
To: All
Date Posted: 17:41:28 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-170-113-84.dllstx.fios.verizon.net at 71.170.113.84

Message:
Alpha Iscandari: I would admonish you to cool off the Umpire issue. Firstly, you have a name to safeguard, why get into a fight with an unidentified person. He has nothing to lose. Secondly, I don’t think you can afford to spend so much time exchanging invectives with ..., well, Umpire. If you must get involve in palaver, please use pseudonyms, that way no body will say to your good clients: “Look you lawyer dae cus cus nar Cocorioko.” Or to your potential clients:"nar da lawyer wey dae waste en time dae make plaba nar Cocorioko you dae take for represent you?" You are too dignified for that this in-thing crase crase. Once again, please ignore Umpire.
You don’t need my advice, but just giving my 0.02 cents to a brother.
Nuff respect to you, brother!


Subject: This is what I saw.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 12:51:48 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-151-194.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.151.194

Message:
Happy Birth Day to you too.


Subject: A QUESTION TO 'QUESTION.'
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 12:22:49 02/16/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
In my posting "God kaetch dem," I grounded the evil, "fitna" or, generally the "haram" of the lie in the text of the Holy Qur'an, the unmediated word of Allah, according to second order interpretations by Muslim Scholars and "Muqnina" (Believers) of the Prophet Mohammad's (PBOH) recitations from Allah, mediated by Allah's angel Gibril.

Instead of engaging my arguments, 'Question', in a posting purportedly replying to my posting, disapprovingly writes:

"If with all the education you claim to have acquired, you have to quote Allah, then there is a lot to be thought about you. The rhetoric of that equation is one that will only create undue complexity at this point."

In reply, I stated in a posting: "Now yu wan cuss Allah; go ahead make my day!

'Question' shot back with this text: "The rhetoric of that equation is one that will only create undue complexity at this point."

What am I missing here? In the name of Zeus, where is the "undue complexity" in what 'Question' refers to as an "educated" Umpire quoting a text from the Holy Qur'an? "Complexity," I fail to regard here.
And there is nothing "undue," to boot.

Accordingly, the burden now falls on 'Question' to explicate the "undue complexity" that problematizes a citation to the Holy Qur'an. It is high time 'Question' becomes 'Answer.'

Personally, I am nothing before Allah or any other God. Believe, I can, to sample Barak Obama.


Subject: Re: A QUESTION TO 'QUESTION.'
From: TP
To: All
Date Posted: 15:51:22 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Hubristic mumbo jumbo. You need help!!!!!!


Subject: Re: A QUESTION TO 'QUESTION.'
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 14:10:45 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-91-32-112.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 68.91.32.112

Message:
Your inability to evolve from the caves of prehistoric mentality leaves me with no option but to descend down the hills of herd mentality.

Did you know that with time, old notions and traditional thinking become derelict, and one of those notions is that of a higher deity? Did you know that the deity notion was first introduced to a confused society that was unable grasp a concept of the self?
Due to the uncultivated nature of his mind, the cave man perceived his thoughts (which by now should be referred to as your intellect, as educated as you claim to be) as the guiding voices of Gods commanding them in what action to take.

As man developed vocabulary and began to establish a language (which by the way, as a linguist, I’d be delighted to enlighten you on) the voices started to become more meaningful and individual.

The concept of "I" thrived leading to the advent of consciousness. God (in your case Allah) became a way to explain incomprehensible phenomena and as we started to disprove such concept we came to understand we were the controllers of our future – thus the common reference, “nar God say” or “Allah Thanto” etc. etc.

As third world nations, we were brainwashed to believe in a God/Allah as our creator as well as our purveyor of livelihood and our everything. However, as we mature and some of us become more educated, this once mutual feeling begins to dissipate.

With the millennium passing of time and space, the God/Allah phenomenon ceased to become the sure entity we were taught to piously believe. Our awareness spurred us to start thinking about our existence.

"Cogito ergo sum" - "I think therefore I am", and just in case you didn’t know, this is from the French philosopher René Descartes in his Discourse on Method (1637), where he attempted to prove his existence as a thinking being, by thinking.

His original statement in French was "Je pense, donc je suis". Unlike you, I make sure Io synchronize the grammatical sequences of the French language to avoid attributing feminine qualities to masculine or neutral components.

Man’s quest in verifying the deitiness of our existence he developed the technology that allows him to peer into the world of Gods, and instead of asking we are answering. Man became man after he conquered space and entered the depths of the distant blue skies.

Through his inventive and innovative nature, man has taken the helm of the ship and now navigates instead of being piloted through time. We now own our reality and control our life independently of what was once a confined existence.

This dramatic change accelerated human socio evolution spurring us to escalate to the top of fauna.

Until then our opaque existence had been a rudimentary life style with a slight savagery, which I believe you have unfortunately been stuck my friend.

However, as we develop intimacy between the concepts of human and the self. We can become increasingly more attached to our identity. This is the current liberation that is occurring to many people and has been in the past decades.

Notion of deities and pious reverence might be part of a future world and should be respected. However to the zealous who dreads a world without devotion: Just observe how the human race has become independent of anything it has surged from.

Creating your own environment and society is a remarkable achievement dignifying humanities accomplishments. We need to give ourselves credit for what we've accomplished.
It's time to be what you are free of any constraints, which also means you can pray to stones if you so desire.

Avez-vous compris mon frère?


Subject: Re: A QUESTION TO 'QUESTION.'
From: FAN OF QUESTION
To: All
Date Posted: 15:39:46 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
My brother, you just took that intellectual pretender, Umpire, to the woodshed with that erudite response.

And you did it with easy-to-understand words and logic, unlike the tortured, obscurantist and pompous boto bata crap of the chicken hawk, Umpire.

Keep enlightening the savages in Umpire's brain, my brother and God Bless!


Subject: GLORY TO THE KRIO VILLAGERS AT HASTINGS
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 11:10:25 02/16/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Gratitude speaks thus: Pa. Johnson, Pa. Olu; Bra Lef me yah, Bra ah no go lef rokoto, Auntie ah no go take yu nonsense, glory to you: bastions of the "village" of Hastings. To you I owe my knowledge of the Krio Rat Pack ideology, its bag of tricks, above all, its racist superiority archaic syndrome, a syndrome directed at the villagers at Hastings, at us, too, and not only at what they call, but never call, "Kontrimen." England meant nothing to them; to the RATPACK, everything. Fufu, instead of "English Salad; finger en han instead of spoons and forks and proper table manners.

Yes, I salute nativism, even the nativism of my Krio brethren at Hastings. And Rousseau agrees. As for England, the "home" of the Ratpack, speaking on behalf of all my Hastings village brethen, I say more blessed is the peace of Hastings, more Godly the humility of Hastings, and infinitely more African, the Hastings village farmer. Bra. Cassada, yu dae? God bless yu o.


Subject: Re: GLORY TO THE KRIO VILLAGERS AT HASTINGS
From: Umpire is a Krio bashing other the Krios
To: All
Date Posted: 11:39:56 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-126-139-157.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.126.139.157

Message:
Stop wasting your time on Umpire. This guy is a 100% krio trying to research the level of hatred for krios on this forum. He is trying to set forumites up to see who are the real krio haters. Believe me Umpire is a krio boy.


Subject: Re: GLORY TO THE KRIO VILLAGERS AT HASTINGS
From: umfaali
To: All
Date Posted: 15:03:17 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-100-113-63.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.100.113.63

Message:
Through WHOIS database, i have used UMPIRE IP ADDRESS trace his identity.


Subject: Re: GLORY TO THE KRIO VILLAGERS AT HASTINGS
From: Please tell us
To: All
Date Posted: 15:09:40 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Tell us, dear Umfaali, tell us! We are rounding up all the psychos and sociopaths who have skipped their medications.


Subject: Re: GLORY TO THE KRIO VILLAGERS AT HASTINGS
From: umfaali
To: All
Date Posted: 19:05:30 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-100-113-63.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.100.113.63

Message:
I am going through the IP Address privacy act to see if it is legal to disclose any ones identity on a forum. If legal his identity will be out this week.


Subject: Re: GLORY TO THE KRIO VILLAGERS AT HASTINGS
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 11:59:17 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-66-141-186-124.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 66.141.186.124

Message:
Krio or none krio, whoevever it is, he/she is only exposing their ignorance in so many things, and that's the bottom line.


Subject: Re: GLORY TO THE KRIO VILLAGERS AT HASTINGS
From: He is a Coward
To: All
Date Posted: 15:20:28 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Trust me Question, Umpire is not a Krio. He is cowardly assuming the guise of a disgruntled Krio so as to deflect the torching he has received for his ANTI-KRIO garbage rant. Knowing that he has no moral legs to stand on, thanks to people like you, Dumpire, Iscandri, FBC Dumbeh, Jorgor, Mensa and many more, the Crazy Bella is trying to obfuscate and muddy the waters about his identity: A bigoted, tribalistic chicken who is all trash and no heart. Singe him, I say!


Subject: GOD KAETCH DEM
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 10:35:16 02/16/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Wonders never cease: 'replying' to my posting "The
Dangerous Krio Fith Column," Dubrey and and Crazie, instead of refuting my theses, theses that assert that the Krio elite despises their Goderich, Regent, and Hastings "village" 'brethren,' that Prince of Wales Secondary School was the bastion of Krio fifth column tribalism in the sixties and seventies, that the majority of Krios in Sierra Leone recognize the dangers posed to their EXISTENCE by the archaic superiority syndrome propagated by this kabudu of Uncle Toms, that Iscandri, on the evidence, is a liar par excellence, etc., these last men, to quote Nietzsche, facing truths that they have ignobly tried to sweep under the rug, throw in the towel.

Glory then to Reason, and good riddance, says Move On Dot. Com

"When God sentences, there is no appeal." Thus speaks African common sense and the Christian Bible.


Subject: Re: GOD KAETCH DEM
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 10:57:31 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-66-141-186-124.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 66.141.186.124

Message:
Do you know that you expose your every time you come out here with your rants? If with all the education you claim to have acquired, you go back quote Allah, then there’s a lot to be thought about you. The rhetoric of that equation is one that will only create undue complexity at this point, so we’ll get there when we do.

With regards to the tribal facet of your discourse, I find it wiser to meekly hibernate until you evolve from your caveman mode of thinking. Your range of thinking does not equip you beyond that prehistoric valley of thought since you’re still stuck on the deity aspect of man’s existence on planet earth.

Tradition is tradition but when the learned man fails in his ability to apply school knowledge to the day to day realities of life he then becomes just as educated as the cave/tribes man or the one herding the cattle. The only fine line between the two is the fact that the latter never had the opportunity to darken the shadows of the classroom.

Literacy and education are two separate things, and it’s no miracle that with so much education acclaimed by so many of our sons and daughters, none of it has been beneficially applied to what is now the poorest nation on earth.


Subject: Re: GOD KAETCH DEM
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 13:18:06 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-67-124-87-182.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 67.124.87.182

Message:
YAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN IS IT MORNING YET?


Subject: Re: GOD KAETCH DEM
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 13:35:12 02/16/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Hear ye, hear ye, O people of Sierra Leone: rivet your eyes on this Liar. Allah Kabir! Did he not say he was up 24/7? Fitnah, Fitnah, Fitnah. Allah Kabir!
In my view a text from Surat Bakara applies to this sucker of Satan: "Sumun bukmun humyun!" Allah Kabir!

Go ahead, meet the ultimate slayer, Allah, according to the Qur'an. Come on, call him "trash," take Him to the "intellectual bastille."

Welcome to Jahanama in Dunia: go ahead, call him a "daft duck." And, Jesus, the lamb: our Lord and Savior, too? Glory to Issa!


Subject: Re: GOD KAETCH DEM
From: Will Prophet Mohammad have sex with virgins in heaven?
To: All
Date Posted: 14:26:56 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 138.238.236.121

Message:
I hear virgin-prizes seem to be the fundamental driving force beyond criminal fundamentalists blowing themselves up in the muslim world. From your knowledge of the Quran, is it true that suicide killers will be rewarded with virgins in heaven or hell? Will the prophet Mohammad himself be involved in sexual activity in heaven or hell? Please help me out someboby


Subject: Re: GOD KAETCH DEM
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 02:30:19 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-84-213.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.84.213

Message:
What about Jesus who said he has not brought peace but a sword? Will christian fanatics like you be rewarded in the kingdom of heaven for the crusades influenced by this verse Matthew 10:34? Will Hitler be rewarded for trying to decimate a nation by massacring six million Jews?

Please help me out too!


Subject: Re: GOD KAETCH DEM
From: Kafri
To: All
Date Posted: 16:19:26 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 138.238.236.121

Message:
Is the virgin theory is true, then what happens to female suicide killers? Will they also get virgin men in heaven? Also, if this theory is true, does it mean that the only enjoyment in heaven will be about se and virgins?


Subject: Re: GOD KAETCH DEM
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 15:02:40 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
A question properly posed to the gifted daft of the forum a fellow by the name of Umpire, whose identity is unknown because he is a dawgone coward who is only comfortable mouthing of invectives behind the cloak of annonymity


Subject: Re: GOD KAETCH DEM
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 11:15:17 02/16/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
NOW yu wan cuss Allah? Go ahead, make my day!


Subject: Re: GOD KAETCH DEM
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 11:25:18 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-66-141-186-124.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 66.141.186.124

Message:
The rhetoric of that equation is one that will only create undue complexity at this point. We'll get to that point of the debate when we do.


Subject: THE DANGEROUS FIFTH COLUMN AMONG KRIOS
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 09:11:32 02/16/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
According to the Prophet Mohamad,the seal of the Allah's prophets, according to the Qur'an, the "haram" greater than associating partners with Allah is to lie.

I apply the adumbrated text herein.

According to my critics, I am "boastful" (Iscandri, sans the Esq., because he claims that he is not an attorney. As an officer of the Court, since he has advertized in this forum, an illegal act under the rules of this Forum, I shall seasonably bring this matter to the purview of California's Bar Counsel).

I answer: PROVIDE THE EVIDENCE, since I know that I have never made a claim to "brilliance", "intellectual superiority" or any other so-called cognitive desiderata. Ironically, I have described myself as a "raray man," "Kontriman", "uneducated bimbo", "munku", etc. Hence, Mr. Iscandri's averment is groundless to the core. Moreover, it is to be expected that no argument supports his controversial assertion. Under the Sierra Leonean cancer of "controlism," he now demands my "real" identity as a necessary and sufficient condition for a debate with me. What debate? There is nothing to debate.

Mr. Iscandri made assertions about Dr. A.O. Conteh, and I demanded evidence. None issued. Mr. Iscandri, speaking through his epigoni, threatened to intellectually "demolish" me, take me to the "intellectual bastille." No such monstrosity will ever eventuate. Mr. Iscandri promised to ignore my postings. He has not. Accordingly, the ineluctable conclusion cannot be bucked: he is a liar, period and out.

One NOR KAM Gbara, replying to a sober minded posting by Lawrence Billgreyhood, accuses me of denigrating FBC and her alumni. Another lie. The record shows that I stated that I don't care about FBC. Only God knows how my statement can be morphed into a "denigration." If I were to say that I don't care about crack cocaine or Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton or, even me, no reasonable person would construe such subjective preferences as "denigration."

On a more serious note, it is quite clear that I have never attacked the qualifications of any graduate of FBC. Mr. Case's lies do not stop there. He accuses me of having declared war on Krios.

Another lie. What I said was that FBC, under the proper historical context, was a bastion of power of the elites among the Krios. I grounded their ideological posture on the archaic racist attitudes attaching to the British invaders, and I referred to this fifth column elite as the "KRIO RATPACK", AND, ACCORDINGLY DECLARED WAR on the pack and its DANGEROUS REPRESENTATIVES IN THIS FORUM. When will I stop waging war on these dangerous representatives of the nativistic imperial superiority syndrome of the British invaders?

When it snows in hell.

I understand the RATPACK's attempts to present the picture that my statement about some Krios applies to ALL KRIOS. They will be resisted, however: a lie should always be resisted. This is a free country: you are free to express any opinion, including the opinion that you hate humanity. Mr. Case cannot make a case that I urged the eradication of Krios from Sierra Leone; thus, he resorts to deliberate misinterpretation.

It is true that I stated that sober Krios in Freetown or, in my dictionary Rokiamp, knowing the socio-political contraints and opportunities in the political culture of Sierra Leone know how to "cover their yams" or "lay low." And who taught me this wisdom divine? None other than the man who instructed me in the ways of the Krio Ratpak in Rokiamp, and would have none of it, namely G.L.V. Williams. Mr. Case is free to call G.L.V a "tribalist," if he wants to. And, he is also invited to call my friend, the former Chief Justice, Dr. Renner, a "tribalist," if he wants, for this is the USA, the land of the free and the brave.

I am reasonably certain that the majority of Krios are decent people. Who does not know that the elite Krio Ratpack detests the majority of Krios in Sierra Leone, those living in the "villages" of Regent, Hastings, etc.?

And who does not know that Prince of Wales in the sixties and seventies was the citadel of Krio tribalism? Even the late Murray James, Bai Bureh Blyden, the most handsome Evelyn Carew, and many others have confessed the same to me.

And, I can go on and on and on and on. Glory to Cocorioko!


Subject: Re: THE DANGEROUS FIFTH COLUMN AMONG KRIOS
From: Reconciliation
To: All
Date Posted: 13:28:45 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 196.207.234.95

Message:
Common Mr Umpire, please forgive him, and do not report the matter to the Bar Council.Afterall, we are all brothers, and we do not wish to deprive a brother of his livelihood.If you had such an abusive and boastful brother in your family, what would you do??Please forget it.


Subject: Re: THE DANGEROUS FIFTH COLUMN AMONG KRIOS
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 14:07:25 02/16/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
O my brother in the humble fraternity of we the Krio bottom belleh Hastings villagers; O my brother, ah no say you sabie Auntie nae take no nonsense. Auntie, as yu no, go tell yu: watin rong wit you, bobo, yu na English Krio now: go kick e ass!

I just called Auntie. Do you know what she said?: "Umpire, yu no watin den krio English dae call we. Den day na dem manshion; we dae na de pan bodee dem way we villlager Krio papa en mama lef we. Dis Iscandri, e wa falla den English Krio ya? Brin an kam to me, ah go show an say noto book make sense. Yu naw see ee cuzin Docta Konteh? Den English Krio aragba ah: tiffy, tiffy. We wae den dae call "villagers" we naw dae tiff; but den English Krio, wae deh mot den tauk book, den han de na yu paukit!

Accordingly, my dear Reconciliation your supplication will be taken under advisement, in the name above alll names, in the name of the Lamb: Jesus Christ our Lord and PERSONAL SAVIOR. With the blood of Jesus, all things are possible.


Subject: Re: THE DANGEROUS FIFTH COLUMN AMONG KRIOS
From: Dumpire and the Crazy Marys
To: All
Date Posted: 09:51:32 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
If you deny ever having abused and denigrated FBC, we won't argue about it, despite the historical record which breathes in the forum archives.

If you deny ever villifying the Krios, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, we will move on despite the livid fact that your awful pronouncements were read by all forumites, and now slow-burn in infamy in the livimg history of the forum's archives.

You have chosen to demonstrate intellectual dishonesty (which, by the way, you have moralistically condemned) by eviscerating postings to pick, choose and deodorize words and phrases in the most kowtowtowish and self-serving way.

Even though your posting reeks of all the 'bellarism', 'trashism' and 'controlism' that you have tarnished people with, on this forum, some of us are moving on, leaving this sad chapter of the forum behind us.
I for one will continue to debate reason with anyone who has something to say. Tribal villification will however always vex up different pockets of ire on the forum. Case closed.


Subject: The Sierra Leone Students in china Elect New Executive
From: jaff akinson
To: All
Date Posted: 08:29:36 02/16/08 ()
Email Address: jaffakinson@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: at 211.136.200.186

Message:
The Sierra Leone Students Union in China have just concluded their annual convention in Beijing. The convention was well attended and this years convention was marked by the presentation of academic papers on,Selecting Research Topics, Management - an issue in Sierra leone, Gender Issues in Sierra Leone, and Cancer in Women. The Deputy Ambassador urge the students to be united and work hard on their studies and return home to contribute towards the development of the Country. The final day ended with a democratic, free and fair election of the new executive. A Ph.D student studying Social medicine and Health Management Abdul K Mbawah was elected president, Desmond AK Conteh, Vice president, Joseph S Thornton, Secretary General, Alimamy Kargbo, Education and Welfare officer, Abdulai Bah, PRO, Lucinda Karbgo, financial Secretary, Princess Lanssana, Treasurer, Chukuma Pratt and Brima Fallah, Auditors.
The re-union night was attended by sierra leoneans in Beijing, the Head of Chacery and other dignitaries.
The students express their desire to return home and commended the government for their support towards their education in China. The vote of thanks was given by the President.


Subject: ANYBODY FROM KPS, UP-SCHOOL AND DOWN-SCHOOL KISSY?
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 05:50:52 02/16/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-84-213.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.84.213

Message:
If you attended Kissy Primary School (KPS) or Kissy Infant School(Up School crase yard) or Kissy Junior Dock Yard School(Class three or Down School) please respond to this posting.


Subject: Re: ANYBODY FROM KPS, UP-SCHOOL AND DOWN-SCHOOL KISSY?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 08:10:23 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Umpire we understand went to Kissy Infant school at CRASE YARD. why dont you contact him he may know some illustrous allumni like himself.


Subject: Re: ANYBODY FROM KPS, UP-SCHOOL AND DOWN-SCHOOL KISSY?
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 12:12:53 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-66-141-186-124.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 66.141.186.124

Message:
KPS is believe used to be called Kissy Primary School. Ours used to be a private one right across KPS, and those kids used to spend most of their time down the river swimming, fishing, renting bikes, gambling, playing soccer.
It was popularly know as "kekway" primary school, and nothing to be proud of.


Subject: Re: ANYBODY FROM KPS, UP-SCHOOL AND DOWN-SCHOOL KISSY?
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 02:49:50 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-84-213.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.84.213

Message:
What about your former alma mater the 'KORYOR-KORYOR' Primary School aka SLMB at Calabatown? Heard you were the senior prefect at that 'pan-bodie' school.Quite an achievement!With your blue papa's poplin shirt and big brown khaki shorts whose pockets use to contain some 'patch granats' and flashing prefect badge on your shirt pocket you were one of those rare megastars in Calabatown in those days. Can still remember the building was just a stone's throw from the houses of Pa Carew and Sheku Jabbie as well as the central mosque.

What is the present situation of that school?


Subject: Thorlu Bangura
From: Lie lie newspaper
To: All
Date Posted: 05:06:48 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 196.207.234.95

Message:
President announced that he did not order the arrest of Alieu Thorlu Bangura of phillip Bros fame,and Seyle Yorfende fame, and French flour fame, and Peetrol theft fame.The newspapers are just trying to defame Mr Thorlu Bangura.


Subject: STOP THE ATTACK! EMBRACE UMPIRE. HE IS ONE OF US .
From: Lawrence Billgreyhood.
To: All
Date Posted: 01:50:28 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: caintdef.sbc.com at 144.160.130.16

Message:
MOST OF YOU GUYS IN THIS FORUM ARE “CYBER BULLIES “ WHEN YOU HAVE SOMEONE WHO CAN STAND UP AND CHALLENGE YOUR ATTACKS, YOU TEND TO TRASH THAT INDIVIDUAL. I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING MOST OF THE POSTINGS AGAINST UMPIRE. THEY WERE TRASHY AND DEGRADING. I AM NOT A FAN OF HIS, BUT THE GUY IS BRILLIANT AND CAN’T STAND BY AND ALLOW HALF-BAKED TO TRASH HIM. HE WILL DEFEND HIMSELF AND THAT’S WHAT HE IS DOING. IT WILL BE GOOD TO EMBRACE HIM AS PART OF THE COMMUNITY AND STOP ATTACKING HIM. WE SHOULD BE PROUD OF HIM AND HELP HIM TO USE HIS TALENT IN A POSITIVE WAY. WORD FOR A WISE: TWO WRONGS DOESN’T MAKE ONE RIGHT.HE IS A SON OF THE SOIL AND HAS A RIGHT TO BE HERE.


Subject: Re: STOP THE ATTACK! EMBRACE UMPIRE. HE IS ONE OF US .
From: PORTOR PORTOR KETCH FIRE
To: All
Date Posted: 08:05:58 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
YU ARE WELCOME TO EMBRACE THE SOMABITCH WITH OPEN ARMS TOO. I AM SURE YOU SEE REASONING IN HIS RANTS WE DONT. TO HELL WITH YOU AND ALSO WITH HIM TOMM AND ANY OTHER SOMABITCH WHO WANTS TO BACK HIM UP IN THIS FRAY. THAT SOMABITCH HAS GONE WITH HIS TAIL BETWEEN HIS LEGS.


Subject: Re: STOP THE ATTACK! EMBRACE UMPIRE. HE IS ONE OF US .
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 09:25:36 02/16/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Liar: Umpire is still here, rocking and loving it. By the way, RATPACK, I may be a "son of a bitch," but a "SOMATITCH," I am indubitably not, since no such word exists in an intersubjectively valid lexicon.


Subject: Re: STOP THE ATTACK! EMBRACE UMPIRE. HE IS ONE OF US .
From: NOR KAM GBARA CASE
To: All
Date Posted: 06:40:06 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Before you take sides on this issue, kindly follow the genesis of this quarrel. By all indications, Umpire was welcomed with open arms by most forumites. In fact he had started to form one of those many loose alliances on the forum. Many forumites admired his command of language and his obvious intelligence.

And then, during a forum argument, he denigrated FBC and FBC alumni, in turn, vigorously defended that august institution. From there, Umpire rapidly sank from the loftiness of reasoned discourse to arrant tribalism in which he ferociously targeted Krios in the most disgusting of rhetoric. He declared war on the Krio 'rats', maligning them grievously. He even invoked the fate of Rwandan genocide on the Krios if they "do not keep their heads down". He unleashed mammy cusses on opponents while cravenly trying to pretend he was the victim of a vendetta. Please check the forum to see the disgusting tribalistic jazz unleashed by this man.
And forumites like Jorgor who have tried to reason with him courteously were called 'bellas' by Umpire. Former altercators like Iscandri who extended the olive branch when he found out that both he and Umpire were Prince Waleans were rebuffed as bellas and trash by this Umpire. He seems to be seduced by his own prolix jargon even as he continues to add salt to the festering wounds he had ripped open.
I will never abuse or stereotype any tribe in Sierra Leone because that odious bigotry can boomerang and threaten the nation. If I inadvertently did, I would however apologise immediately. Umpire has not apologised, and still continues to throw vile barbs on the forum. He may use large words and String Theory to unleash sentences that are full of smoke and rattles to impress himself. Some of us will continue to fight back with small words and a dash of common sense to push back.
We applaud brilliace, gab and achievement on the forum. There are many forumites who have achieved lofty perches in their walks of life and we salute them. Where some of us draw swords however, is the tribal line: Anyone who threatens the unity of the country should unsheath his scabbard, because he is going to get a fight in his hands.
I think you should address your concerns to Mr Umpire. He is the cause of all this dissension on the forum.


Subject: Bo ta tai sue, nar falamakata. Nor understand dule.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 22:42:34 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-231-103-120.washdc.east.verizon.net at 96.231.103.120

Message:
Wan make savis pan bad heart! Wusai you comot with munku rap? High, no low, up? no down. Uncle Tom's boys. Han, Nah! Na way wai we bin dae do am tra day. Slow lek comuel. Dae cam with munku raph, dem say Hollywood e say mabela. Focus on Salone nar America. How you yai nor dae! Sabis.
Sorry, how're you Psychiatrist doing? Tell time by looking at the sun or his shadow. E don crase. What at Psychiatrist! Wata pumping!
Are you sure you would have had the pleasure to even boast? Yah! So why waste your time for nothing, when you will never benefit from the illusionary jolly?
Wer rai e-ref wuna sumurr.
Ah go burst.


Subject: Munku.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 22:14:20 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-231-103-120.washdc.east.verizon.net at 96.231.103.120

Message:
The Naughty Professor: http://www.answers.com/topic/the-nutty-professor-1996-film?cat=entertainment
People say Eddie Murphy in this picture resembles me, Bambay El Pizarro Bambay Kamara: http://www.answers.com/topic/all-i-know?cat=entertainment
Who disagrees?
Rev. KABS-KANU told them oh, oh ho!
Wai Dem Gee munku self the pleasure for watch; Nar Kongosa en munku im just engage pan. The serious one dem or bad heart!
How yah (you)doing!


Subject: Abdulai Conteh (Old APC?) - The Debate Continues
From: Albert Moinina
To: All
Date Posted: 22:12:34 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.42.21.62

Message:
Someone posted this at Leonnet and thought I should share it with you.

Abdulai Conteh's AU Debacle
- Friday 15 February 2008.
Opinion


By Muctarr Jalloh


A few months ago, a friend informed me about the candidacy of Dr. Abdulai Conteh for the chairmanship of the African Union (AU). I was both perturbed and shocked at the information. I asked the friend: "Why would he like to do this?" His response was Dr. Conteh had the experience for the job. "Could he have sought this position if the SLPP were still in power?" I asked again. The friend said, no. I then told the friend to advise Dr. Conteh against running for this post, but he graciously declined this advice. The outcome of the election clearly devastated him, leaving him sick and humiliated, according to one account about what happened in Addis Ababa.

For someone who has followed Dr. Conteh for a long time, I contend that his running for the position was fraught with several challenges and it would have been deja vu all over again. The events of Tripoli One and Tripoli Two (1981-1983) in which the Organization of African Unity (OAU) was unable to meet for lack of a quorum and an international resentment against the policies of the Libyan leader Muammar Qhadaffi, especially Qhadaffi's role in Chad, forced Dr. Conteh to withdraw his candidacy, which effectively put an end to his dream of becoming the OAU secretary general. That he would still seek this position two decades plus later makes me question his timing.

I have tremendous respect for Dr. Conteh. His humble background, intellect and profound understanding of African crises make him an ideal candidate to head the AU secretariat. In this situation, however, experience and intellect are the least qualification one could bring. It boils down to the enthusiasm and endorsement one gets from his own government. Dr. Conteh never had any of that.

As an upstart politician, Dr. Conteh made the choice to serve his political masters, instead of the principles, values and issues that drive one to seek public office. He was easily assimilated into the culture of corruption that permeated every layer of the Siaka Stevens' government. Siaka Stevens, his first political master, adored him because he projected his government's failed domestic and foreign policies so articulately that even Stevens was embarrassed sometimes. Most Sierra Leoneans knew that every time Dr. Conteh was interviewed on the radio, especially on BBC, he would go over and above the call of duty in denying the realities in the country. Stevens could not have found a better person to represent him on the world stage.

Further, Dr. Conteh was never an idle bystander when Siaka Stevens embarked on the One-Party politics that ultimately reduced Sierra Leone to a state of disrepair. In one form or another, he played a major role in the deliberations and decisions that resulted in the imprisonment of political foes, muzzling of the press and the economic down turn of the country, especially after the mysterious death of Bank of Sierra Leone governor, Mr. Sam L. Bangura, followed by the hosting of the 1980 OAU conference in Freetown.

The Labour Congress strike that sent Kabia and et al to Pademba Road Prison and the 1985 student strike at Fourah Bay College that resulted in the expulsion of 19 students and rustication of several others, were the precursor of worst things to come. His silence on these issues had been remarkable. He has steadfastly remained loyal to Stevens and had refused to re-visit those terrible policies that had brought to bear untold misery and suffering to the people of Sierra Leone, culminating in the decade long rebel war in the country.

After having derided Joseph Momoh during his ascendancy to the presidency, Dr. Conteh agreed to serve in his government first as attorney general and then as his vice president. His main legacy serving Momoh was the treason trial of Mr. Francis Minah and others. Dr. Conteh has been very defensive whenever discussions about his role in this tiral is brought up. As the lead prosecutor, it is fair to state that he did his own very best to get the unpopular Minah and others to their premature death. And this is where history doomed his candidacy for the AU chair. Lobbying for this position is usually delegated to the deputy foreign minister of the candidate's country; having someone whose last name is Minah as Sierra Leone's deputy foreign minister would not do it for Dr. Conteh this time around.

It is no secret that most Sierra Leoneans, including the current APC leadership, paid him lip service during his quest for the AU post. In fact, some of the frustrations with Dr. Conteh's ambitions comes from within the APC, where he is viewed as an opportunist by the rank and file membership. Most also viewed him as a very proud man, who believes that his Cambridge education, makes him superior to them. In the end, with all his power and influence from the late 70s to the early 1990s, he failed to have a constituency or build a niche among the members of this grass root political party, leaving him vulnerable and isolated.

Other party members were also disappointed in him because of his lackadaisical attitude towards the APC at its most difficult time. The APC was demoralized by the Strasser coup and was hungry for a leader; Dr. Conteh failed to rise up to this challenge. He ran into exile. After being denied entry into the United Kingdom, Dr. Conteh settled down in the Gambia, where he later had run-ins with the Yahyah Jammeh Government, which first imprisoned him and then sent him packing into exile in the United States. At this time, his personal freedom was far more important to him than anything else and he relished the idea of living "quietly abroad," while he practiced law; currently serving as the chief justice of the island-nation of Belize. He once told me that politics was not the only game in town for him, but he forgot that he would need politicians by his side; a truism that he ignored at his own peril, hence his dismal performance during the early voting rounds for the AU chair.

Dr. Conteh and I have had several face to face conversations on his role in Sierra Leonean politics for the last several years. His exceptional abilities to deflect criticism or minimize his role during the Stevens' era in particular only reinforces the negative perception most of his compatriots have about him. This perception of Dr. Conteh as the paragon of all the failed policies of the Old APC has made him one of the most polarizing politicians in our country's history and one that many of us love to hate; as his name continues to evoke lots of emotion and resentment within us all. I will use this forum to remind him again that he has an opportunity to work on his image and put the records out for all to see and judge. And now is the time as both his political masters are dead, gone and forgotten.

Dr. Conteh owes Sierra Leoneans of all backgrounds a duty to explain his role in the Momoh and Stevens governments. Running for the AU chair was the least his fellow compatriots expected of him. There are many outstanding issues that need resolution in Sierra Leone today and Dr. Conteh would clearly lead the way in providing insight into why our nation is in the pitiful state that she is in today. It surely would be a great disservice to us all for Dr. Conteh to depart from this world without leaving us with his lessons from hindsight.

As one of the victims of those failed policies and politics of the past, I wish Dr. Conteh well and urge him to tell his story in politics and governance in Sierra Leone. That surely would be a lesson for even his fiercest critics. I hope he listens this time.


Subject: FOR MY BESTEST FRIEND UMPIRE: GOOD EVENING!
From: Dumpire and the Crazy Marys
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Date Posted: 21:00:46 02/15/08 ()
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Hey buddy of mine, I dedicate this video to your haughtiness (Forgive me, I can't use any more jumbo words this evening; my jaws are aching from trying to mouth off all those huge ones you 'concussioned' us with all week long!).
As you foul the forum with the putrid stench of long-dead, Triassic era philosophers, I wish to invite you to do something, anything, no matter how little, to alleviate poverty in Salone. It would be a far, far better thing to do than hot-airing meaningless bombasticata on forumites who only tolerate your buffonery because they are bored and need a little comic relief. How ba you crabit? Gee some of da lawyer money to charity!


Subject: Guineans soldiers still in Yanga
From: SOJA
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Date Posted: 20:50:45 02/15/08 ()
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Guineans soldiers still in Yanga
Written by Aruna Augustine Kamara
Friday, 15 February 2008

According to Honourable Musa Sam of Constituency Three in the Kailahun district,

there are no signs that Guineans soldiers intend to leave the border town of Yenga which is in Sierra Leone’s territoryHe told CTN that the Guinean soldiers and civilians had further encroached on three other villages beyond Yenga in the Kissy TengChiefdom, Kailahun District.

Honorable Sam said he had discussed the matter with parliament and Vice President Sam Sumana. Honorable Sam said there were security concerns in Yenga despite the cordial relationship between the Kissi’s in the two countries.


Subject: Re: Guineans soldiers still in Yanga
From: kamara
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Date Posted: 08:47:46 02/16/08 ()
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Nothing is going to be done about Yenga. Bienvenue, Yenga est dedans la republique de Guinee.Ernest was all talk during the elections. He has more pressing problems with the economy. At least the bordeing towns are kissi speaking people. You will not have the hostility


Subject: More Dismissals
From: Newsman
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Date Posted: 20:20:28 02/15/08 ()
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Dr Abdulai Kakay, MD of Commercial Bank and M Timbo of NAO have been sacked.No reason given, but it is being suggested that the Govt has vowed to destroy everyone, ever associated with Kabba.More heads to roll soon.


Subject: The FGM Debate Contd.
From: Jumu
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Date Posted: 16:51:59 02/15/08 ()
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Some are calling for our society to continue slicing off the clitoris of innocent under age girls as a preservation of the country’s cultural heritage.

Were those in favor of this barbaric practice to have their way, will this mean that innocent boys and girls are going to be subjected to other cruel practices like tribal marking and teeth filing, all in the name of cultural heritage?


Subject: The FGM Debate Contd.
From: Jumu
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Date Posted: 16:46:51 02/15/08 ()
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Some are calling for our society to continue slicing off the clitoris of innocent under age girls as a preservation of the country’s cultural heritage.

Were those in favor of this barbaric practice to have their way, will this mean that innocent boys and girls are going to be subjected to other cruel practices like tribal marking and teeth filing, all in the name of cultural heritage?


Subject: THE TRASH RETURNS: THE ORACLE OF TRASH
From: Umpire
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Date Posted: 16:17:54 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: x4207254e.ip.e-nt.net at 66.7.37.78

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The lawyer and plagiarist has returned with his customary trash talk. Having liberated my gravaman, the identification of trash, which he has been spewing in this august Forum since time in memorial, he reflexively confirms this title: the master of trash.

Allegedly he is a lawyer: research the archives of this forum, learned colleague in the law, you will determine unequivocally that you stole my thesis. Intellectual dishonesty, on the facts presented, appears to be your game, not mine. I would not be surpised if your record as a lawyer is not tainted by dishonesty. Stay tuned.

According to the grapevine, this bellicose lawyer boasts that he is the smartest Sierra Leonean. (Imagine! The smartest citizen of a country that is better renamed Zero: last in everything, according to the UN.)

That may be so; but, since he is incapable of engaging in sustained, reasoned argumentation, as befits a lawyer, only God can present an evidentially founded proof of, based on his postings, his unfounded hubris.

The lawyer forgot one thing: the forum is not a free for all formation; rather, it is a site for reasoned discourse, a site for argumentation, a site for responsible critique.

Under my theories, the lawyer embodies the four cancers of the Sierra Leonean soul: trashism, crabbism, controlism, and bellarism. Looking for an argument or even the semblance thereof in his postings is like looking for a needle in a haystack. The most disinterested critic will go blind looking for even the semblance of an argument in his postings.

This failing may be excusable in ecclesiastical circles. In a lawyer, it bodes irrationalism and violence. In the Western cultural tradition, as embodied in the law, rationality demands that controversial views be legitimated by reasoned argumentation. The alternative is the gun, extrajudicial executions and other barbarisms.

Accordingly, I ASSERT THAT ALLIEU IS INCAPABLE OF PROPOUNDING A COHERENT ARGUMENT. Proof: examine his postings. Trash, one and all. He is a bomb waiting to explode in trashy bombast. Give him a little political power, there will not be enough graves to bury those who oppose his views.

It would be recalled that the learned jurist repeatedly promised to ignore my postings. Would that he did. Not being a crab, I pine for superior opponents from whom I can learn a thing or two. Sadly, given a fair interpretation of your postings, and resolving all ambiguities in your favor, the judgment that rationality is infinitely absent in your discourse is given with apodictic evidence. Proof: examine his posting above, and you will find nothing but boastful trash. Enough. The man is uneducable, intellectually and ethically.


Subject: Re: THE TRASH RETURNS: THE ORACLE OF TRASH
From: SPELL CHECK
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Date Posted: 08:05:40 02/16/08 ()
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"Having liberated my gravaman, the identification of trash".........Umpire

Dear Umpire, I humbly want to point out that you probably meant to write gravamen instead of "gravaman". I am sorry for doing this, but please take it in good faith. Enjoy the weekend.

GRAVAMEN: 1. the part of an accusation that weighs most heavily against the accused; the substantial part of a charge or complaint.
2. a grievance.


Subject: Re: THE TRASH RETURNS: THE ORACLE OF TRASH
From: Diagnostics
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Date Posted: 19:44:59 02/15/08 ()
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"Under my theories, the lawyer embodies the four cancers of the Sierra Leonean soul: trashism, crabbism, controlism, and bellarism".....Umpire.

You however forget to mention one theory of yours that drips stickily in your pants like gonnorhoea desperately screaming for an antibiotic: your unmitagated, magniloquent, bombastic, Kondoe-Fartish ill will towards the Krios. Your infamous Hutusi primal screams of "War! War! War" on the Krio "Rat Pack" clang like iron drums in my ears and drown everything else. Mr. Umpire, you must apologise for your nihilistic tribalism. Today the Krios, tomorrow the Merndes. I shudder!


Subject: Re: THE TRASH RETURNS: THE ORACLE OF TRASH
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 18:59:05 02/15/08 ()
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According to the grapevine, this bellicose lawyer boasts that he is the smartest Sierra Leonean.

That is simply untrue. You will find no where where I have made any boasts. In fact it is not my character to make boasts of my mental prowess because I am just an average guy in my opinion. But you on the other hand are a master at the art of empty boastfulness.

"the forum is not a free for all formation; rather, it is a site for reasoned discourse, a site for argumentation, a site for responsible critique"

Its so appropriate that you have to remind your self what this forum is all about and now that you have done that please feel free to stay reminded about that.


Subject: Re: THE TRASH RETURNS: THE ORACLE OF TRASH
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 22:14:45 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

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There is not enough ink in the world to print your announcements of your intellectual prowess. You are simple incapable of owning up to your unfounded hubris. Look, your postings in this forum pulsate with your claim of cognitive ubiquity, either implicitly or explicitly. References to what you crudely refer to as the "Intellectual Bastille" and modifications of the same, have been posited by you. Only a fool would fail to infer that you implicitly stand in your delusional site as the senior executioner. As I mentioned earlier, you are intellectually dishonest.

No one with a sober sense of the socio-cultural foundations of the West has ever been impressed by the 'scholarship' of lawyers; thus, you are in good company. For example, your writings, in addition to manifesting a dearth of argumentation, teem with decontextualized quotations. Among scholars, such an act is analoguous to unpardonable dishonesty.

I ACCUSE YOU OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY because your cognitive and expository practices are mirred in the indicia of this culturally decadent practice.

I ACCUSE OF YOU OF TRASHISM: I have never found in any of your postings a coherent argument, not even an incoherent argument. Your mo is absurd soundbites that ape a very savage appropriation of American idiomatic usage. That, really, is appalling for a lawyer.

Ominously, I need not remind you that if you are a lawyer, the rules of professional responsibility do not take a holiday because you are not "lawyering." Once a lawyer, you always wear your lawyer's hat, even in the sphere of your privacy. Think twice before you attack, for the "rules" that confer on you the privilege of practicing law attach to writings and more.

And, I need not remind you that I am keenly monitoring your every sentence. Look out, "dude!, to sample your wrongheaded essay to sound "hip," which really is disgusting to Sierra Leoneans who came to the States to appropriate the best the West can offer; accordingly, your nonironic use of street jargon makes mincemeat of the ideals of cultural erudition and finesse, values embraced by the vast majority of Sierra Leoneans in the West. I await your reasoned and level headed response.


Subject: Re: THE TRASH RETURNS: THE ORACLE OF TRASH
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 23:53:15 02/15/08 ()
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Message:
another fine example of trash writing. It appears as if my being a lawyer is something that gets to your soul. How do I get it into your very thick self indulgent and narcissitic skull that I am not a lawyer on this forum. I am just simply M. Alieu Iscandari one of the forumites who love to discuss issues relating to sierra leone the land that we love. Until you showed up, this was a forum for people who wanted to lern about sierra leone, then after you showed up like a rotten fish you now want to turn this place into one stinking basket.

You are obviously a fellah who thinks too much of himself and its clearly appearing that you are running out of steam. You believe that you are better than others, you chose the smallest ethnic group to wage war against, and you call for the anhilation of krios. Well my dear friend I would like to tell you that if and when you try to put your sick ideas into place I will be in the fore front trying to get you and prosecute you for crimes against humanity.

You are a coward, you are so scared of revealing your true identity because your ideas and rants are so much out of step with the direction we intend to take sierra leone, that if people know who you really are you would easily be dismissed as a lunatic in person. If you are man enough REVEAL YOUR TRUE IDENTITY. Stop being a chicken and hiding under the cloak of a pseudonym. You sound like one of these geeks who are the first in their family to get an education and so you use words that make you appear learned when in fact you are not so. I on the other hand, do not have to impress you or anyone else for that matter. Because you see my friend I grew up in a family where all the men three generations back are equipped with tertiary educational laurels. Ever heard of Edward Wilmot Blyden? That was a colleague of my Great Grandfather. So what did your great grand father do? Herd cattle?

I have decided that you are a non entity and If what you are really looking for is a debate with me then reveal yourself so that we can have some real good debates on issue not personalities. Until then stay cloaked and hidden from your own reality.


Subject: Re: THE TRASH RETURNS: THE ORACLE OF TRASH
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 23:52:05 02/15/08 ()
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The highest result of education is tolerance, so enjoy your nuts, naughty squirrel.


Subject: Re: THE TRASH RETURNS: THE ORACLE OF TRASH
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 22:14:06 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
There is not enough ink in the world to print your announcements of your intellectual prowess. You are simple incapable of owning up to your unfounded hubris. Look, your postings in this forum pulsate with your claim of cognitive ubiquity, either implicitly or explicitly. References to what you crudely refer to as the "Intellectual Bastille" and modifications of the same, have been posited by you. Only a fool would fail to infer that you implicitly stand in your delusional site as the senior executioner. As I mentioned earlier, you are intellectually dishonest.

No one with a sober sense of the socio-cultural foundations of the West has ever been impressed by the 'scholarship' of lawyers; thus, you are in good company. For example, your writings, in addition to manifesting a dearth of argumentation, teem with decontextualized quotations. Among scholars, such an act is analoguous to unpardonable dishonesty.

I ACCUSE YOU OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY because your cognitive and expository practices are mirred in the indicia of this culturally decadent practice.

I ACCUSE OF YOU OF TRASHISM: I have never found in any of your postings a coherent argument, not even an incoherent argument. Your mo is absurd soundbites that ape a very savage appropriation of American idiomatic usage. That, really, is appalling for a lawyer.

Ominously, I need not remind you that if you are a lawyer, the rules of professional responsibility do not take a holiday because you are not "lawyering." Once a lawyer, you always wear your lawyer's hat, even in the sphere of your privacy. Think twice before you attack, for the "rules" that confer on you the privilege of practicing law attach to writings and more.

And, I need not remind you that I am keenly monitoring your every sentence. Look out, "dude!, to sample your wrongheaded essay to sound "hip," which really is disgusting to Sierra Leoneans who came to the States to appropriate the best the West can offer; accordingly, your nonironic use of street jargon makes mincemeat of the ideals of cultural erudition and finesse, values embraced by the vast majority of Sierra Leoneans in the West. I await your reasoned and level headed response.


Subject: Re: THE TRASH RETURNS: THE ORACLE OF TRASH
From: MOHM DON BARANTA
To: All
Date Posted: 18:37:32 02/15/08 ()
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Message:
Read through the lines and you'll see the signature mohm the umpire.


Subject: Abdulai Conteh's AU Debacle
From: Dunia
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Date Posted: 15:05:38 02/15/08 ()
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Abdulai Conteh's AU Debacle
- Friday 15 February 2008.

Opinion

By Muctarr Jalloh

A few months ago, a friend informed me about the candidacy of Dr. Abdulai Conteh for the chairmanship of the African Union (AU). I was both perturbed and shocked at the information. I asked the friend: "Why would he like to do this?" His response was Dr. Conteh had the experience for the job. "Could he have sought this position if the SLPP were still in power?" I asked again. The friend said, no. I then told the friend to advise Dr. Conteh against running for this post, but he graciously declined this advice. The outcome of the election clearly devastated him, leaving him sick and humiliated, according to one account about what happened in Addis Ababa.

For someone who has followed Dr. Conteh for a long time, I contend that his running for the position was fraught with several challenges and it would have been deja vu all over again. The events of Tripoli One and Tripoli Two (1981-1983) in which the Organization of African Unity (OAU) was unable to meet for lack of a quorum and an international resentment against the policies of the Libyan leader Muammar Qhadaffi, especially Qhadaffi's role in Chad, forced Dr. Conteh to withdraw his candidacy, which effectively put an end to his dream of becoming the OAU secretary general. That he would still seek this position two decades plus later makes me question his timing.

I have tremendous respect for Dr. Conteh. His humble background, intellect and profound understanding of African crises make him an ideal candidate to head the AU secretariat. In this situation, however, experience and intellect are the least qualification one could bring. It boils down to the enthusiasm and endorsement one gets from his own government. Dr. Conteh never had any of that.

As an upstart politician, Dr. Conteh made the choice to serve his political masters, instead of the principles, values and issues that drive one to seek public office. He was easily assimilated into the culture of corruption that permeated every layer of the Siaka Stevens' government. Siaka Stevens, his first political master, adored him because he projected his government's failed domestic and foreign policies so articulately that even Stevens was embarrassed sometimes. Most Sierra Leoneans knew that every time Dr. Conteh was interviewed on the radio, especially on BBC, he would go over and above the call of duty in denying the realities in the country. Stevens could not have found a better person to represent him on the world stage.

Further, Dr. Conteh was never an idle bystander when Siaka Stevens embarked on the One-Party politics that ultimately reduced Sierra Leone to a state of disrepair. In one form or another, he played a major role in the deliberations and decisions that resulted in the imprisonment of political foes, muzzling of the press and the economic down turn of the country, especially after the mysterious death of Bank of Sierra Leone governor, Mr. Sam L. Bangura, followed by the hosting of the 1980 OAU conference in Freetown.

The Labour Congress strike that sent Kabia and et al to Pademba Road Prison and the 1985 student strike at Fourah Bay College that resulted in the expulsion of 19 students and rustication of several others, were the precursor of worst things to come. His silence on these issues had been remarkable. He has steadfastly remained loyal to Stevens and had refused to re-visit those terrible policies that had brought to bear untold misery and suffering to the people of Sierra Leone, culminating in the decade long rebel war in the country.

After having derided Joseph Momoh during his ascendancy to the presidency, Dr. Conteh agreed to serve in his government first as attorney general and then as his vice president. His main legacy serving Momoh was the treason trial of Mr. Francis Minah and others. Dr. Conteh has been very defensive whenever discussions about his role in this tiral is brought up. As the lead prosecutor, it is fair to state that he did his own very best to get the unpopular Minah and others to their premature death. And this is where history doomed his candidacy for the AU chair. Lobbying for this position is usually delegated to the deputy foreign minister of the candidate's country; having someone whose last name is Minah as Sierra Leone's deputy foreign minister would not do it for Dr. Conteh this time around.

It is no secret that most Sierra Leoneans, including the current APC leadership, paid him lip service during his quest for the AU post. In fact, some of the frustrations with Dr. Conteh's ambitions comes from within the APC, where he is viewed as an opportunist by the rank and file membership. Most also viewed him as a very proud man, who believes that his Cambridge education, makes him superior to them. In the end, with all his power and influence from the late 70s to the early 1990s, he failed to have a constituency or build a niche among the members of this grass root political party, leaving him vulnerable and isolated.

Other party members were also disappointed in him because of his lackadaisical attitude towards the APC at its most difficult time. The APC was demoralized by the Strasser coup and was hungry for a leader; Dr. Conteh failed to rise up to this challenge. He ran into exile. After being denied entry into the United Kingdom, Dr. Conteh settled down in the Gambia, where he later had run-ins with the Yahyah Jammeh Government, which first imprisoned him and then sent him packing into exile in the United States. At this time, his personal freedom was far more important to him than anything else and he relished the idea of living "quietly abroad," while he practiced law; currently serving as the chief justice of the island-nation of Belize. He once told me that politics was not the only game in town for him, but he forgot that he would need politicians by his side; a truism that he ignored at his own peril, hence his dismal performance during the early voting rounds for the AU chair.

Dr. Conteh and I have had several face to face conversations on his role in Sierra Leonean politics for the last several years. His exceptional abilities to deflect criticism or minimize his role during the Stevens' era in particular only reinforces the negative perception most of his compatriots have about him. This perception of Dr. Conteh as the paragon of all the failed policies of the Old APC has made him one of the most polarizing politicians in our country's history and one that many of us love to hate; as his name continues to evoke lots of emotion and resentment within us all. I will use this forum to remind him again that he has an opportunity to work on his image and put the records out for all to see and judge. And now is the time as both his political masters are dead, gone and forgotten.

Dr. Conteh owes Sierra Leoneans of all backgrounds a duty to explain his role in the Momoh and Stevens governments. Running for the AU chair was the least his fellow compatriots expected of him. There are many outstanding issues that need resolution in Sierra Leone today and Dr. Conteh would clearly lead the way in providing insight into why our nation is in the pitiful state that she is in today. It surely would be a great disservice to us all for Dr. Conteh to depart from this world without leaving us with his lessons from hindsight.

As one of the victims of those failed policies and politics of the past, I wish Dr. Conteh well and urge him to tell his story in politics and governance in Sierra Leone. That surely would be a lesson for even his fiercest critics. I hope he listens this time.


Subject: Re: Abdulai Conteh's AU Debacle
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 15:24:26 02/15/08 ()
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Cannot be said better!! This guy really thought the world was asleep to pull another fast one. What he could not do for his country, he really believed he could for all Africa. What a bloody cheek!! His peggy has become like him and his actions during this debate concerning his morally bankrupt mentor will stay with him for the rest of his life. Sidi things he is still a teenager that can deliberately cloud his mind from reality; this will haunt him for life as we all know he continues to wear the shoes of his so-called intellectual giant whom many believe is an ordinary buffoon. I believe he still has time to atone to the Sierra Leonean people.


Subject: Re: Abdulai Conteh's AU Debacle
From: kaslow kpana
To: All
Date Posted: 06:57:51 02/16/08 ()
Email Address: kaslowkpana@hotmail.co.uk
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Message:
As a Pan-Africanist growing up in Sierra Leone during the dying days of Shaka Stevens, Abdulai Conteh was in the fore front of that rotten kleptocratic gov't. He was their mouthpiece to surpressed students protests about the alarming living conditions.

It was an insult to sierra Leoneans and Pan Africanists in particular for A. Conteh to present himself as a candidate for Africa premier Pan Africanist job. Two decade ago he was so drunk with power that he was pre-occupied persecuting harmless students,people and fellow politicians.

Abdulai Conteh can't deny the Minah question because Minah's blood will fight him for the rest of his life. The blood is in his hands and I bet he dreams about it now ana again.

I'm not defending Minah, he was a nasty piece of work and some says he deserved what he got but no man deserved to died that way. It was all lies lies lie.

Oh yes! Minah's son is the Deputy Minister in the ministry that was promote Abdulai Conteh's candidacy, yes Godd never sleep.

I have being following Conteh for more than two decades, He must have children to defend him than rent-a-mouth Sidi. Where are his kids? Come out and be counted. Some long time ago while at university in London, I wrote an article in the now defunct West Africa magazine concerning Conteh. I was threaten with violence by his kids and gangs about the article from intelligence report.

My response than was "if my parents send me to school and people write about they, I'll also write as a responce" Minah sent his kids to school what did Conteh do. Can someone help me?


Subject: Re: Abdulai Conteh's AU Debacle
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 10:59:51 02/16/08 ()
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Message:
Sniffing coke to the higest degree. I pray he has now stopped. The wages of sin is death (seffering). Honi soit nqui mal y pense! Evil to those who think evil of others. Sidi is a scum of this earth and he should secure a place for his mentor at his rehab training centre to undergo a course in personal responsibility.

The battle has now begun! I thank God! Revenge is best served cold but the lies of Sidi prompted me to speak out against his covert agenda in trying to turn their personal calamity to a national issue. if AO does not care for Sierra leone why should Sierra leone care for his loss of the AU chairmanship. Sierra leone will bring out sons and daughters with noble and honurable credentials in due course. AO owns no monopoly on educational achievements.


Subject: Re: Abdulai Conteh's AU Debacle
From: kaslow kpanak
To: All
Date Posted: 02:56:53 02/17/08 ()
Email Address: kaslowkpana@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: ac8de9d5.ipt.aol.com at 172.141.233.213

Message:
What! Taking coke! What a waste of life. The evil that men do lives after them and so often with their bones but this case the father is around I hope he sees the disgrace. That what will be to those scums and their rent-a-mouth Sidi. If a man can't run his home, how can he with a big organisation for Africa.

Chez you are a Bro from Royal College of the South (CKC)I'll always stand by you.

The Battle for the soul of SL is just begining


Subject: All Man Lek Crase Man but none wan born am
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 13:45:28 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
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Friends we are witnessing the creation of an insane person in the persons of Umpire and his so called supporters. I would not be the least bit surprised if someone were to call me and say that the character known as umpire has been admitted into a sanitarium. Matter of fact I would be willing to contribute to his health bills just to see him get well and stop posting his daily trash on this forum. He also has another "batoman" called O'Bangs who has taken a northern sounding name but we all know who he is and wher he is from? Silence is golden and I need not say. he has shown his hand and now he cannot win the game of intellectual poker against the many many brilliant sierra leonean minds on thios forum. I say off to the Intellectual bastille with their tongues after which they could wag their viscious tongue no more.

OFF TO THE BASTILLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!OFF TO THE BASTILLE WITH THE "B'S"


Subject: Re: All Man Lek Crase Man but none wan born am
From: nomoli
To: All
Date Posted: 20:35:58 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
But you did. Remember you have 2 kids in your house that are classified as MRDD but we know that they are "crase man"


Subject: Re: All Man Lek Crase Man but none wan born am
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 19:24:43 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Why waste time on negative energy? Chill, Alieu, chill.
There is no genius without some touch of madness, they say, and our jester probably thinks of himself as one.

Here at the Cocorioko those who want to debate do so while those who want to make bulls out of themselves are given the same equal opportunity.

See, it wouldn't have been a fair world the air we breath or sun that lights our days was just one particular group of people.

When we were kids, there used to be crazy guy who used to hand around the roundabout at PZ who used to yell insults at the sun. I believe his name was Jarro. 2.00 pm is usually the time he would yell all kinds of insults at the sun till he was out of voice.

"The highest result of education is tolerance", says Hellen Keller, so let's give the squirrel his nuts.


Subject: Re: All Man Lek Crase Man but none wan born am
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 21:10:29 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
so let the squirrel have his nuts.

So be it the squirel shall have his nutts and while he's at it I hope he doesnt go NUTTY


Subject: Re: All Man Lek Crase Man but none wan born am
From: Yep
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Date Posted: 18:01:57 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
OBangs is that unadulterated idiot Allieu Sesay.


Subject: WHY BIGOTRY IS NO LAUGHING MATTER
From: DUMPIRE AND THE CRAZY MARYS
To: All
Date Posted: 12:45:09 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.86

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Bigots
by John Sheirer

"What's brown and yellow and screams?" This was a joke, I assumed.

I was twelve years old at the time, a farm kid who worked hard, respected my elders, and tried to stay out of trouble. I loved seeing the seasons change in the hills beside our house and hearing the quiet in the county night as deer drifted into our fields each evening -- but I suspected there was more to the world beyond our little farm.

"What's brown and yellow and screams?" my cousin Gene asked again, not hiding the leering grin that periodically overflowed into a frightening cackle. My father stared at the floor, as did Gloria, joke-teller Gene"s wife. I had just picked a bushel of sweet corn from our garden in the dwindling summer dusk. We always gave relatives food from our garden, even though most of them had even larger gardens of their own. We may have been poor in money, but we were rich in vegetables.

"I give up," my mother said politely, breaking the silence. She and I looked expectantly at Gene because we were the only ones in the kitchen that evening who had not heard this joke before. My father and Gloria both made a somber study of the pattern in the linoleum.

"A school bus load of nigger kids going over a cliff!" Gene hollered before breaking into a spitting fit of laughter.

My mother, ever polite, shook her head. "Good one," she said softly before turning her attention to something in the vicinity of the stove. I think her sarcasm was lost on Gene.

Out of a general subservience I felt when around adults, I coughed out a half-laugh, then quickly cut it off as I made a mental image of the joke: screaming schoolchildren plunging to their deaths ... horrifying.

Gene slapped both his knees with both his hands, then clapped me across a shoulder blade, clearly mistaking my subservience for appreciation, perhaps even approval.

There were no black people in Hyndman where I went to school. In fact, only a few dozen black people lived in all of our county. I didn’t actually see a black person up close until I was in junior high and went on a class trip to Washington, D.C. At the Smithsonian, a black tour guide smiled at me and asked a group of my friends what we thought of the Apollo space craft exhibit. We stared at him like he was from the moon. He just chucked a bit and nodded, probably thinking to himself, "Okay, another busload of hillbilly white kids from the sticks." He would have been mostly right.

One summer, I rode my bike to town to play basketball at the high school courts. An older guy who was maybe twenty told us between games that he had played basketball with some "darkies" in the big city where he had found a factory job.

"Some of them are kind of okay," he said. "But most of them smell funny and will cut you up for the five dollars in your pocket."

"How many did you meet," I asked.

"Three or four," he said. "That's enough to know."

Most white people I knew growing up had what I later called "TV Negro Disorder." The only black people they had ever seen were on television, so their idea was that the whole race consisted of drug dealers, athletes, and Huxtables. Some of these white people would say things like, "They're just too lazy and dumb to get jobs or make something of themselves." Then these white people would cash their welfare checks and use their foodstamps to buy cigarettes.

Even at the mostly white college I attended after leaving the farm, I met dark-skinned people from Africa, Jamaica, South America, Australia -- even exotic places such as Ohio and New Jersey. I discovered that I needed to meet a lot more than three or four to be "enough to know" about them. My ex-wife is African-American, and I loved getting to know her wonderful family. Racial differences had no effect on our marriage or divorce. I've now had the pleasure of meeting thousands of black people as my life has opened up, and I know that they are as diverse as I am different from my cousin Gene.

The other day I saw a television show about racist jokes. One of the ones examined went like this: "Question: What's worse than a bus load of niggers going over a cliff? Answer: One seat being empty."

As evil as this joke is, there's an ugly, mean intelligence behind it. You have to think for a fraction of a second to get it. The sense of negation and lost opportunity to do away with one more hated black person who could have been in that empty seat shows a mind at work -- twisted and sick, but intelligent. Such an intelligence is rare among bigots. Cousin Gene's black and yellow and screams joke -- that's just dumb.

I was an ignorant country kid. I grew up not knowing anything about people of different races because of geographical and cultural isolation. But my brain worked well enough to understand that people have differences -- but people are people. Most bigots are a lot like my cousin Gene was that day in my kitchen all those years ago -- not only ignorant, but too stupid even to tell their racist jokes correctly.

"Bigots" is an excerpt from Mr. Sheirer's Growing Up Mostly Normal in the Middle of Nowhere. Other excerpts have appeared in Mocha Memoirs, Pindeldyboz, The Stump, and Word Riot, among others.
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Subject: In Spite of the Odds: Young Entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 12:05:48 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: client-86-0-80-223.leed.adsl.virgin.net at 86.0.80.223

Message:
CIPE:

Zimbabwe, which means ‘Houses of Stone,’ is my
home in the southern part of Africa. To many, this title may not seem an apt descr1ption for a country in such serious economic and social decline – the inflation rate was 3,371.9 percent in April 2007, HIV/AIDS affects 18-20 percent of the population and results in approximately 3,000 deaths per week, and about 70 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. However, the resilience and fortitude with which my fellow citizens meet these difficulties on a daily basis makes them, in my opinion, true Houses of Stone.

The Self-Employment Solution

As a result of the country’s hardships, many
Zimbabweans have opted to migrate to other countries.
Those who remain face a formal sector capable of
absorbing only small numbers into employment, and
as such, Zimbabwe has an unemployment rate of
80 percent. Th e need to survive has forced numerous
citizens of all ages to seek self-employment.
Commodity brokerage is a popular business.
Brokers often take advantage of discrepancies in the
economy that result from government interventions
in the market – such as price controls – intended to
counter the effects of rising inflation. The result is
the emergence of a parallel/black market, and in the
case of foreign currency, this has developed into a
dominant and thriving sector. Commodity brokers
commit financial resources to source and purchase
goods in short supply. Taking advantage of high market
demand, the goods are then resold for a premium.
Not all commodity brokering operations are
outside the parameters of the law. Cross-border
trading is another form of business that many
Zimbabweans choose. Typically, a trader will sell
goods that are otherwise unavailable in Zimbabwe,
or goods that can be purchased more cheaply from
other countries. Until recently, cross-border trading
had synergies with fl ea market operations, being a key
supply of the goods sold there. The informal nature of
flea markets meant that goods could be sold at much
lower prices than in conventional shops. In addition
to providing imported (and therefore more attractive)
commodities, this made fl ea markets popular amongst
Zimbabwean shoppers. While a 2005 government
push to clear slum areas across the country (known
as Operation Murambatsvina or Operation Restore
Order) demolished many flea market operations,
the remaining markets continue to provide viable
livelihoods to some people.

Youth: Pillars of Entrepreneurship

Youth unemployment is one of the most formidable problems Zimbabwe faces. Those youth who are employed account for a large number of the country’s self-employed or informal sector. Through resilience and the determination to survive, they have developed a keen knowledge of the business environment, discovered opportunities, and exploited these successfully.

Major Barriers to Entrepreneurship

The traits that are often characteristic of young
people, both positive and negative, are also reflected
in Zimbabwe’s informal sector. In the informal sector, the business focus is short-term. A particular
line of business is maintained only for the duration
that a given commodity will realize lucrative returns.
Informal entrepreneurs’ main business objective is
to make profits as soon as possible. This temporary
horizon is often exacerbated by a casual business
approach as well as a lack of codified procedures and
inadequate management of financial, human, and other resources.

Lack of Relevant Skills

These shortcomings that characterize entrepreneurship in Zimbabwe can be directly attributed to a lack of appropriate skills in business management. Insufficient business training is probably the greatest barrier, then, that is preventing youth
from developing solid businesses out of their self-run
operations. Zimbabwe has an excellent literacy rate of
90.7 percent; the vast majority of the population
has had access to basic primary and some secondary
school education....Cont. Whole article in the link:


Subject: Re: In Spite of the Odds: Young Entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe
From: POLITICAL
To: All
Date Posted: 18:36:12 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
So how many people will be able to see 2009?


Subject: Bush's African tour and President Ernest Koroma
From: Musu
To: All
Date Posted: 10:43:23 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: mussitu86@hotmail.com
Entered From: cpe-24-27-62-75.austin.res.rr.com at 24.27.62.75

Message:
The only reason why Bush refuse to go to Sierra Leone is because we have befriended their enemies/opponents; which is Castro...


Subject: In Retrospect
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 09:43:08 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
In life, if we don't stand for something then we don't stand for nothing. Standing for nothing means we stand for anything. Does anyone remember this tribal daft of a bloke? Read this:

Greetings to all progressive and forward thinking brothers and sisters of the SLPP. Looks like the older folks who got to political power on our backs have gone to sleep at the risk of being ahistorical.

They have disappointed us again. Like we did in the 70s and 80s where we were left with no alternative but to fight these APC thugs with our bear hands, we are faced with the same situation again, our generation is going to have to come up with a credible information machine to counter the propaganda, blatant lies of the likes of Kabs Kanu and Philip Neville of Cocorioko and Standard Times.

We have the education even better, the socio-economic and political will to confront this shamelessness, lies, propaganda and bring them to defeat. The SLPP management forgot to "dance with the fat old lady they took to the dance in favor of more beautiful women they met on the dance floor" by appeasing the northerners without much to show for it. Moving forward, we are going to demand more from our leaders and party operatives. If you are going to benefit from milking this cow, you also have an obligation to feed it. Against this backdrop, Myself, Sheku Kallon, Maada Mustapha, Kelfalla Kallon and Yei Baryoh have decided to establish an on-line newspaper that will be objective, credible, intellectually honest and forthright, to combat the hot air coming from the likes of Neville and Kabs Kanu.

Our sister Sylvia Blyden has been pumelled too much and we have to come to her rescue with a better message for our course, aspirations and concerns. Those who are interested in this project can contact either myself at Mannj703@newschool.edu, Sheku Kallon, or Maada Mustapha. We are going to have a conference call on Sunday where we hope to discuss the modalities of this project.

Alfred Yarjah, if you happen to read this mail, could you please avail me your e-mail address, or phone number, as we are going to need your help in designing our prospective web-site. My Java and HTML skills are not up to par with yours.


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: TK
To: All
Date Posted: 14:14:20 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-137-2-152.range86-137.btcentralplus.com at 86.137.2.152

Message:
Re: In Retrospect
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Posted by John Mannah on February 15, 2008 at 13:45:35:

In Reply to: In Retrospect posted by Mensa on February 15, 2008 at 09:43:08:

I stand by every word written in that dialogue and very proud of the product of that endeavor, which is present day New People online newspaper. Whats your point? I did not engage in the conversation with Kabs Kanu under the pretext of job hunting or craving to turn an APC bato liner. In fact I am one those people that will never work for APC, because I do not believe in their political ideology. I engaged in the debate because the inflation that is raging on in S/Leone does not discriminate as to whether one is APC or SLPP. When prices increase due to poor macropolicies, they increase for everybody and thus the standard of living of everybody is undermined. So I engaged in the debate with Kabs Kanu as a Sierra Leonean first and an interlectual second who understand these issues and have an obligation to explain them to my country folks as it is without being partisan.

Understanding economic theory and economic models is fundamental to running an economy. It is not accident that Ben Bernanki is head of the Treasury here in the US, and before him you had Allan Greenspan, and Volcker that preceeded Greenspan. Mannuel in South Africa, former chancellor now prime minister Gordon Brown, Manmohan Singh former finance minister of India, now prime minister of India. These are all seasoned economists who understand the underpinnings of neoliberal economic policies that dominate the world today. The key is to understand the design of basic economic indexation,like the effects of macro-financial policy on household behavior, the IS-LM synthesis, Inflation Targeting using Phillips-Curve synthesis. The finance minister has to understand how these models work to be able to use them to simulate policy before using them to guide the economy.

The APC government has been given a five year mandate to prove their mettle, and we will waite for the mandate to expire before taking them on again. That time will come. As for now, one needs to use your expertise to throw light on national issues with the aim of guiding the government towards making sound decisions. If they listen fine, if not, judgement day will come.

I decided to give a one year moratorium to president Dr. Ernest Koroma before starting to criticize him and his policies, because I know the difficulty of the task at hand. However, one year is enough for him to settle in and take charge of the ship. After the expiration of his one year in office, it will be reasonable to start criticizing him again. So those who are political hacks who believe in boot-licking and praise singing to get what they want in the world need not worry about me becoming an APC or looking for work with the Koroma administration. I will share my ideas with fellow forumites whenever it is necessary without resorting to name calling and partisanship.


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: John Mannah
To: All
Date Posted: 13:45:35 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: c-76-21-241-92.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.21.241.92

Message:
I stand by every word written in that dialogue and very proud of the product of that endeavor, which is present day New People online newspaper. Whats your point? I did not engage in the conversation with Kabs Kanu under the pretext of job hunting or craving to turn an APC bato liner. In fact I am one those people that will never work for APC, because I do not believe in their political ideology. I engaged in the debate because the inflation that is raging on in S/Leone does not discriminate as to whether one is APC or SLPP. When prices increase due to poor macropolicies, they increase for everybody and thus the standard of living of everybody is undermined. So I engaged in the debate with Kabs Kanu as a Sierra Leonean first and an interlectual second who understand these issues and have an obligation to explain them to my country folks as it is without being partisan.
Understanding economic theory and economic models is fundamental to running an economy. It is not accident that Ben Bernanki is head of the Treasury here in the US, and before him you had Allan Greenspan, and Volcker that preceeded Greenspan. Mannuel in South Africa, former chancellor now prime minister Gordon Brown, Manmohan Singh former finance minister of India, now prime minister of India. These are all seasoned economists who understand the underpinnings of neoliberal economic policies that dominate the world today. The key is to understand the design of basic economic indexation,like the effects of macro-financial policy on household behavior, the IS-LM synthesis, Inflation Targeting using Phillips-Curve synthesis. The finance minister has to understand how these models work to be able to use them to simulate policy before using them to guide the economy.
The APC government has been given a five year mandate to prove their mettle, and we will waite for the mandate to expire before taking them on again. That time will come. As for now, one needs to use your expertise to throw light on national issues with the aim of guiding the government towards making sound decisions. If they listen fine, if not, judgement day will come.
I decided to give a one year moratorium to president Dr. Ernest Koroma before starting to criticize him and his policies, because I know the difficulty of the task at hand. However, one year is enough for him to settle in and take charge of the ship. After the expiration of his one year in office, it will be reasonable to start criticizing him again. So those who are political hacks who believe in boot-licking and praise singing to get what they want in the world need not worry about me becoming an APC or looking for work with the Koroma administration. I will share my ideas with fellow forumites whenever it is necessary without resorting to name calling and partisanship.


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 14:19:44 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"I do not believe in their political ideology" - So what is the political ideology of the APC, John Mannah.


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: OBangs
To: All
Date Posted: 10:01:06 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
And Your point is??????


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: M. ALIEU ISCANDARI ESQ
To: All
Date Posted: 13:29:34 02/15/08 ()
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Message:
AND IF YOU DIDNT GET THE POINT THEN YOU ARE MORE DAFT THAN I THOUGHT YOU WERE. GO ON DAFTY DUCK YOU TOO DAFT TO BE AROUND HERE MOSEY YOUR RUMP ON DUDE.


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: Arrogant
To: All
Date Posted: 20:22:57 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 196.207.218.130

Message:
Do you really have to resort to abusive language against everyone, who is critical of APC????


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 21:12:11 02/15/08 ()
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Message:
was he being critical of the APC or was he experiencing another bout of absolute daftness just like you?


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: Rambo
To: All
Date Posted: 21:30:28 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
SmileyCentral.com


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 16:39:38 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: x4207254e.ip.e-nt.net at 66.7.37.78

Message:
Behold! the master of trashy postings, the oracle of trash; behold! the shadow of a lawyer; behold irrationalism. You will find no argument is his response; you'll find lots of verbose trash. Indeed, if he were to utter his trashy ill formed sentences to a dude in South East DC, he knows he will be fried. Blessed is this Forum.

What a spectacle! A lawyer who cannot write: he spells "didn't" "didnt"; the locution "daft" is an evident anachronism; and that disgusting aping of the language of the street: "dude", "bro". Does the lawyer want to become a "nigger?" I suppose the equivalent of "duck" in the ghetto is "dog." Feel me, dog?

Now, come on with the come on: we expect trash from you, dig?


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: M. Alieu iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 18:54:58 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Unlike you, I am not being graded on what I write here. All spelling errors are my own and I take full responsibility for it. What about you? Do you take responsibility for your malapropisms?


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 19:09:13 02/16/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Yes you are. By me. Now, esteemed lawyer, please take responsibility for the following mother of an ill formed sentence: "All spelling errors are my own and I take full responsiblity for it." This stuff makes one want to go. I suppose what goes around comes around, for here the intellectual giant is, polemics aside (seriously), shows that he is a "daft duck." People, please take a close look at our Sierra Leone Milton's sentence: if the referent of "it" in the last clause of the sentence is "all spelling errors," and, don't lie again, it is, then take responsiblity for the verbiage you have penned.


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 11:26:18 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
What part of the posting don't you understand?


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 10:35:21 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Without passing on the substantive issues in these postings, Kabs and Fmansaray must commend OBangs for his surgical riposte. Glory to Reason: Trash, genetically and generatively founded on crabbism, controlism and bellarism, will be buried in this Forum.

Free speech without cognitive responsiblity, while tolerable by enlightened minds, must be condemned with rocking BRUTALITY. All glory to the power of the WORD!


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: TK
To: All
Date Posted: 14:50:36 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Hi Mohm Jalloh


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: urna kin make thing smell
To: All
Date Posted: 16:59:33 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
What does Mohm Jalloh have to do with this?
Why are some people so stupid?


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: TK
To: All
Date Posted: 18:29:00 02/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-136-132-249.range86-136.btcentralplus.com at 86.136.132.249

Message:
Hi Moh'm Jalloh


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: Supporter of Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 11:33:03 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.86

Message:
Nar crase you dae crase so!


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 13:32:52 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
You obviously dont see that there is a difference between a man who is "going" bonkers and one who is already there. Its a matter of destination. The issue is whether or not he is going there or he is already there?

But you were good to recognise that which has been evident to all sane people on this forum. He write with a pseudonym and acts like he is so brave when in fact he and his camarades are a bunch of cowards afraid to lend their name to what they say and believe


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 11:36:45 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
JUDGMENT: trash, crabbism toute court.

SO ORDERED.


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: Linguist
To: All
Date Posted: 11:54:50 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Umpire, did you know that in this case "court" is and adverb and "tout" is a qualitative adjective? So, why is "tout" in the feminine form. Just wondering?


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: Linguist, you sabi bra
To: All
Date Posted: 12:06:59 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.86

Message:
Umpire is one of those village bluffers who cram jaw breakers to impress the poor folks in the court barri. Adverb, qualitative adjective? It's all Chinese to the bra.


Subject: Re: In Retrospect
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 12:25:05 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Judgment: Pristine, razor sharp, unambiguous, mind numbing TRASH.

ORDER: The crab is hereby ignored.

Signed: Clerk of the Court of the District Court at Hastings, a surburb of ROKIAMP.


Subject: WHAT CAN SOROS GIVE US THAT WE DO NOT HAVE?
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 09:39:46 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: client-86-0-80-223.leed.adsl.virgin.net at 86.0.80.223

Message:
It is heart rendering to know that many of us a waste of space and time. For some the country invested so much to educate them in order to be able to take on the tasks of building a better Sierra Leone. Others, had to go through the rigours of survival to be able to have the basic education needed to survive in this competitive world.

I recall my father bore us when he was 29 years of age and at the time just won a scholarship to study industrial relations. Today, we have Sierra leoneans in their 40s with higher qualifications than my late father had but are unable to meaningfully contribute to the development of the nationstate. What seems to be the problem? Who is holding them back? Are they not committed to the development of the nationstate? So many questions I asked myself!!

WHAT IS SOROS BRINGING THAT WE DO NOT HAVE?

If only our leaders would commit and dedicate time and resources to certain sectors of our economic rubric, Sierra Leone does not need to hail Soros as an economic saviour. His partnership should not put us in a disadvantaged position - we should let him know that we have what he wants and if he has what we want we can be partners in an equal footing.

THE PROBLEMS WE FACE!

Sierra Leone needs altrusitic beings; citizens who morally believe that by investing their time and resources can benefit a greater proportion and that proportion will in turn benefit the initiator and more. To be selfless is applied psychology. I will explain: We are all endowed with unique potentials that all put together can create the effect that brings prosperity to the whole. I recently during my late nights in London was filling petrol to my vehicle (around 2am). I saw an individual who was staring at me. Went up to the individual and insisted in dropping the individual to the individuals house. The individual agreed. On arrival, i offered the individual a bottle of Cuperley Grande Reserve. We exchanged numbers. After a week the individual called me and wanted to see me. I drove to meet the individual and was amazed to see the potentials the individual had. I asked the individual why they were not making meaningful use of such potentials. The individual said, "I am alone and would need someone to mentor me". have you tried to look for one, I asked? The response was a no! I am a strong believer in the spiritual - that I meet people through meaningful coincidence and such coincidence I try to make the best use of. We went through the individuals achievements and decided on an action plan. We completed that and within three days interviews started pouring. That individual is the happiest person now. The moral of my narrative is that the good in all of us is just an encounter with someone who finds happiness in making a contribution in anothers life.

If Soros wants to partner with us, he has to put us in an equal footing that we have an advantage that he wants to be part of.

A partnership is a relationship, frequently between two people, in which each has equal status and a certain independence, but also implicit or formal obligations to the other.

DOES SOROS WANT TO MENTOR US?

Mentoring is often thought of as a partnership largely because there are obligations, implicit or otherwise, that each party takes on. One key to a successful mentee/mentor relationship is to be aware of your obligations and take them seriously.

What obligations do we want to take on as mentees?

What challenges might arise for us in relation to these obligations?

How can we partner with Soros, our mentor, to meet our obligations to him?

Soros should focus on:

* Believing that he is helping a nation achieve their goals and that he will be making a difference in the lives of many in a nation.

* Aspiring to having an enjoyable relationship.

DO WE REALLY NEED HIM?

No one can tell the motives of shrewd business people. What is quite clear is that any businessman engages in dialogue for profit.

What is it that we do not have that we have to hail haliluya to Soros? We have:-

1. A great proportion of our citizens with adequate relevant knowledge to help in the building process;
2. Young and untested minds that could be mentored to help bridge the generational and knowledge gap;


The government should focus on strengthening the people and their economies.

Whatever happened to the 'Chevening Trust' geared towards build national potentials who aspire to be future policy makers, leaders and public administrators. Where are they that received such grants. it is time you find it good in yourself to help the cry of mother Sierra Leone.

Until we become enlightened by making the darkness conscious, we are in for a good run. The virtual outsiders will continue to reign and be admired!!


Subject: Re: WHAT CAN SOROS GIVE US THAT WE DO NOT HAVE?
From: Fact
To: All
Date Posted: 20:27:13 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 196.207.218.130

Message:
He has no cash to offer Heads of states, which they normally assume, and run behind him.When they realise that the man is just after their Nation's wealth, they back out- as simple as that.Sorus is well known to have destroyed countries and their economy ,for his own benefit.Nothing is free in this world.


Subject: Re: WHAT CAN SOROS GIVE US THAT WE DO NOT HAVE?
From: konthofili
To: All
Date Posted: 22:16:07 02/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-69-231-164-136.dsl.irvnca.pacbell.net at 69.231.164.136

Message:
a bridge from lungi to freetown, amusement park for kids.


Subject: Re: WHAT CAN SOROS GIVE US THAT WE DO NOT HAVE?
From: open society
To: All
Date Posted: 12:41:49 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.82.85.3

Message:
Soros is big in Africa. Just ask ZAINAB BANGURA!!

He tries to stay ahead of George Bush, and is visiting Nations deemed unsafe for Bush.

The Generous Billionare was given a huge welcome in Nigeria!

Residents of the UK are still smarting over the huge bet he placed against the British Pound,that almost broke the Rouge Bank of England.


Subject: Re: WHAT CAN SOROS GIVE US THAT WE DO NOT HAVE?
From: Durosimi
To: All
Date Posted: 11:10:36 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-66-141-186-124.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 66.141.186.124

Message:
What would you expect of a nation that has fastrewound from being hardworking to a recipient of handouts. The Sierra Leonean of today believes in easy fix solutions
to problems.

This is how they think, "Why do we need to go down the long and winding path of hard work to achieve results and fulfill our aspirations when we can go from door to door with the hat in our hand?

Our good old "poda-poda" traditions of "take tem kill anch" modus operandi have given way to the fast track vogue of "chap-chap" and "kapu-kapuism".

This explains why the "okadah" has now become the most reliable means of getting from one end of the city to other. Policies of the present are remeniscent of the NPRC visit to Jerry Rawlings to seek help for their so called revolution.

Geared up in dark Rayban glasses and expensive Rolex watches, they were shamefully turned back like cubs by their scoutmaster.


Subject: GOOD MORNING PROFESSOR UMPIRE!
From: Dumpire and the Crazy Marys
To: All
Date Posted: 08:52:23 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.82

Message:
How are you this morning Brother Umpire? Good sleep I hope, after haunting the forum all night long! I am excited about the prospects of the morn and I rub my hands in anticipation of those clownish jaw-breaking 'Konedoe' words of yours that signify sound and fury and signifying 'Dondoe'! How many are you going to release today bro?
In wrist-wringing anticipation of my daily dose of mirth,
Phenomenongnoseologicallyepistemeologicallynihilisticallyheuristicallykonedoefatically YOURS,
Dumpire and the Crazy Marys.


Subject: Re: GOOD MORNING PROFESSOR UMPIRE!
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 10:05:26 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
JUDGMENT: CRABBISM AND TRASH. SO ORDERED.


Subject: Re: GOOD MORNING PROFESSOR UMPIRE!
From: Dumpire and the Crazy Marys
To: All
Date Posted: 11:07:35 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.86

Message:
Hahahahahahaha! Me belleh go boss oh!
Let's make one big one, shall we? How about:
Judgemenmentocrabbotrashnosism?
Whoops! I gotta catch my breath after that lungbanger!
Umpire, sing boy sing!


Subject: Re: GOOD MORNING PROFESSOR UMPIRE!
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 11:33:13 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
THE SUPREME COURT.

MINUTE ORDER

Based on the totality of the evidence in this matter before the Court, and havIing reasonably considered the record herein and all reasonable inferences in favor of defendants Dumbeh, Dumprey, Crazy Marys et al, it is hereby ordered that the defendants be confined at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in the Department of the Legally Insane for the rest of their lives.

IT IS FUTHER ORDERED THAT the Clerk of this Honorable Court strike any and all pleadings addressed to this Court by the condemned.

SO ORDERED


Subject: Re: GOOD MORNING PROFESSOR UMPIRE!
From: Dumpire and the Crazy Marys
To: All
Date Posted: 12:13:06 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.86

Message:
Craseman sabi een compin craseman. We accept our sentence if you accept yours: Confine yourself forthwith to Kissy Mental Hospital under the able care of Dr Nahim. Deal?


Subject: Re: GOOD MORNING PROFESSOR UMPIRE!
From: seven
To: All
Date Posted: 13:30:08 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.82.85.3

Message:

NAH DI SEVEN BOOKS OF MOSES way he read. Book go him hade!


Subject: Re: GOOD MORNING PROFESSOR UMPIRE!
From: Ronaldino
To: All
Date Posted: 13:19:28 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-44-17-83.cable.ubr04.croy.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.44.17.83

Message:
Do I see a crack in Umpire's wall of defence. Is the crazy man of the net about to crack? I have never seen a man take so much licks and still get up!
It looks lke Dumpire has slipped a thin stilletto into Vampire's chainmail.
Umpire is so vaboosticallycrasstanomicallyanignoramus!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhhhh


Subject: Re: GOOD MORNING PROFESSOR UMPIRE!
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 13:37:49 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
vaboosticallycrasstanomicallyanignoramus!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhhhh

Is this Pig latin for the A%& Hole of the century?


Subject: Re: GOOD MORNING PROFESSOR UMPIRE!
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 16:49:38 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: x4207254e.ip.e-nt.net at 66.7.37.78

Message:
Judgment: Trash, crabbism, and bellarism, to boot. Thus speaks rationality. And this is the lawyer who was hustling clients on this forum the other day? Clients, beware!


Subject: My love 4 Cocorioko
From: Musu
To: All
Date Posted: 03:27:16 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: mussitu86@hotmail.com
Entered From: cpe-24-27-62-75.austin.res.rr.com at 24.27.62.75

Message:
LOL this may sound funny my people, but yeh I just have to admit my love 4 this site....I usually check it more than 10times per day 4 news update and ongoing stuffs in S.leone....It is the only S.leonean news site that I trust; bcoz they are sincere, reliable and always gives us a factual info. Thanks to the Cocorioko team 4 their good work.


Subject: Re: My love 4 Cocorioko
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 07:49:58 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
MUSU,

Thank you very much for commending COCORIOKO.I don't sleep to make sure there is something to read every time .It is good to have grateful people like you whose praises at least compensates for my sleepless nights.

I will publish your letter in the main newspaper. Thanks again, Musu . God bless you.


Subject: THE CRITIQUE OF THE CRITIQUES
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 01:32:33 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Truth does not need a battalion of invective 'warriors', bellas, supllicants, and above all, crabs and the intellectual police and handlers to supremely assert its primacy. My postings on the ethics of Sierra Leone remain unfalsified, and thus must be construed as presumptively corroborated.

Proof: Please see the posting by Bambay Lans Kamara under my lead posting "Salone Ethics 101.0 (21:58:22/02-14-08). Mr. Kamara's posting, replying to Allieu Iscandri's supplication to one FBC Dumbeh, reasonable proves, as I theorized, that crabbism, intellectual Hawaii Five Osm and bellarism have mutilated the souls of most Sierra Leoneans. Hence, their legendary pettiness, known to every nationality but, appropriately (under the theory of "false consciousness") themselves. "Nonsense people," "party people", "petty people," thus speak the denizens of other nations, and, to rub it in, in unison they proclaim from Mount Aureol: "Country number zero: last in everything."

And the invective hurlers, warriors of half-truths, following orders from their master's voice, remain oblivious, stone cold sumun bukum humyun to the calamity that has befallen what they hypocritically call their "beloved Sierra Leone." And for these midgets of reason no government is a national government. They pretend to denounce tribalism: yet, their moniker for "O'Bai"'s governmet, as they dis the Head of State, is a "Northern" government, i.e. a government that refuses to kowtow to the ancient powers in Freetown, excuse me: Rokiamp.

"They? "Who are "they"? As in all matters human and,thus,tragic, time will reveal the "they."



Subject: Re: THE CRITIQUE OF THE CRITIQUES
From: Dumpire and the Crazy Marys
To: All
Date Posted: 09:02:55 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.82

Message:
a government that refuses to kowtow to the ancient powers in Freetown, excuse me: Rokiamp...Umpire
------------------------------------------------------

Pray tell me, my bombastic colleague, who these "ancient powers in Freetown" are. Umpire, lef noh! Is this yet another sinister tribalistic mutter?
Expunge the hate mon ami.


Subject: Re: THE CRITIQUE OF THE CRITIQUES
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 10:18:33 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
JUDGMENT: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED TODAY AND FOR ETERNITY, THAT THE RELEVANT POSTING BE DEEMED AND IS HEREBY DEEMED TRASH, CRABBISM, AND CONTROLISM, AS DEFINED IN THE RELEVANT STATURORY CODE AND THE ANCIENT WISDOM EMBODIED IN THE PRECEDENTS OF THE COMMON LAW. SO ORDERED.


Subject: Re: THE CRITIQUE OF THE CRITIQUES
From: What?
To: All
Date Posted: 11:12:50 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.86

Message:
What did you just say? Oh my gosh this forum is the best. My sides are splitting from laughing so hard!


Subject: Re: THE CRITIQUE OF THE CRITIQUES
From: My oh my!
To: All
Date Posted: 02:23:22 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Do you have a life outside of this chat room?


Subject: Re: THE CRITIQUE OF THE CRITIQUES
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 08:20:37 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Dr. Cotton Tree: " Crabbism? To be fair, no." Umpire: " A clear case of "controllism" and "bellarism." "Tash? Hmmm. Hard case here: (may be I should don my judicial robe, Umpire mused silently) this is a hard case, and hard cases make bad law, but based on the 'totality of the circumstances, and all grounded inferences warranted therefrom, NO, definitely not TRASH. And that's why this Honorable Court did not ignore it, having denied earlier, Crybabys', the plaintiff herein, MOTION TO DISMISS. SO ORDERED.


Subject: STOP THE ATTACKS
From: Bugsyb
To: All
Date Posted: 00:14:05 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: aburneynic@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: at 12.179.50.130

Message:
Many people use this forum to attack others based on tribal or party affiliations, this is why our country will never develop. We forget the cankerworms in our land, a group of people living there who are for all intents and purposes running our economy and bleeding the country, they continuously corrupt our Government officials, pay very little tax and insult us to our faces. Yes they do sometimes give something back to our economy (they don't want to kill the goose that lays the golden egg ) but until we unite and control their effect on our economy we will be doomed. I ofcourse mean the Lebanese.


Subject: SALONE ETHICS 1OI AND 101.1. AS APPLIED TO A;ILIEU
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 22:21:52 02/14/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
It is established in stone that I was the first writer in this forum to propose rules for the identification of trashy postings. The covering rule was stated thus: PROPOSITIONS DEVOID OF APODICTIC EVIDENTIALITY, i.e. propositions that can be denied without tumbling into a contradiction, THAT ARE NOT GROUNDED IN ARGUMENTATION TEEMING WITH EVIDENCE SHALL BE CATEGORIZED AS "TRASH."

The learned lawyer, Allieu Iscandri, was the first to abrogate this PLAIN AND UNEQUIVOCAL. The evidence unequivocally DEMONSTRATES that, under the proffered rule, his postings may be cited contemporaries and posterity as evident manifestations of "trash." It is clearly stunning that a lawyer is reduced, in the heat of reasoned discourse, to soundbites, to irrational supplications to a a recovering trashy posting patient to go under with him into crabdom. See "Salone ethics 101: barrel of crabs."

Significantly, the learned lawyer manifests a lemma of the mentioned theorem, namely "the control syndrome." It is not surprising, therefore, that lawyers are deemed intellectually dense by methodically guided scholarship.

Accordingly, the esteemed lawyer has shown his hand: under the ethics of Sierra Leone, a crab, in the sense defined in the relevant posting, he is, a crab, hands down, as evidenced by his postings. "Trash,trash,trash," be thunders, ad nauseum and ab-initio, from "jump street." What a spectacle!

Given his advice to one FBC Dumbeh, he squarely falls within the scope of "intellectual thought controllers, or cognitive Hawaii Five 0."

It is generally acknowleged that one of the most heinous intellectual infractions is plagiarism. My postings first asserted the prudent counsel that "trash should be ignored." The learned lawyer samples my riff without acknowledging its pedigree. Fortunate is he that I am mellow tonight; thus, I shall refrain from contemplating an action in conversion of intellectual property, demanding therein royalty damages. On the other hand, I just might change my inclination in the morrow. Justifiably, perhaps, given the mountain of evidence.


Subject: Re: SALONE ETHICS 1OI AND 101.1. AS APPLIED TO A;ILIEU
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 08:20:57 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I STILL BELIEVE THAT YOU WRITE TRASH. PURE AND SIMPLE TRASH. NOW GO ON WITH YOUR RAGING LIKE A MAN IN NEED OF SOME STRONG PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATIONS. WHEN YOU CAN WRITE SO THAT THOSE WHO ARE NOT AS VERBALLY ENDOWED CAN READ AND UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE WRITING THEN MY RESPECTY FOR YOU WOULD MOVE UP A NOTCH, JUST ONE NOTCH. WHEN YOU STOP BEING CONDESCENDING TO OTHERS WHO DARE TO CHALLENGE YOUR TRASH THEN MY RESPECT FOR YOU WOULD MOVE UP ANOTHER NOTCH. WHEN YOU LEARN TO ACCEPT YOUR FAULTS AND APOLOGISE TO ALL OF US FOR FANNING THE FLAMES OF TRIBALISM THEN I WILL RESPECT YOU EVEN MORE. FOR NOW MANY FORUMITES INCLUDING ME DO NOT HAVE ANY RESPECT FOR YOUR WRITINGS AND WE STILL THINK THAT YOU ARE WRITING TRASH.

ANY QUESTIONS TRASH WRITER? HEARING NONE YOU ARE HEREBY DISMISSED AS A NONSENSICAL TRASH WRITER AND A PURVEYOR OF ALL THINGS UNDESIRABLE IN SIERRA LEONE POLITICS. GO TO HELL AND HAVE A GOOD TIME AT DOING THAT.


Subject: Re: SALONE ETHICS 1OI AND 101.1. AS APPLIED TO A;ILIEU
From: OBangs
To: All
Date Posted: 10:05:23 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4575eca0.dyn.optonline.net at 69.117.236.160

Message:
"WHEN YOU LEARN TO ACCEPT YOUR FAULTS AND APOLOGISE TO ALL OF US FOR FANNING THE FLAMES OF TRIBALISM THEN I WILL RESPECT YOU EVEN MORE." Alieu


Look who's talking. The worst tribalistic donkey ass on this forum. Debate the man, if you can and stop writing trash.


Subject: Re: SALONE ETHICS 1OI AND 101.1. AS APPLIED TO A;ILIEU
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 13:27:38 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
WHAT IS THERE TO DEBATE? WE MAY BE LOOKING AT DIFFERENT ISSUES. WHEREAS YOU SEE SOMETHING TO DEBATE ABOUT I DONT, ITS AN ISSUE OF PERCEPTION, YOU PERCEIVE THAT WHICH DOES NOT EXIST. TRIBALISTIC DONKEY ASS? MAN I AM IN STITCHES. I BET YOU THAT YOU CANNOT POINT TO ONE OBJECTIVELY TRIBALISTIC STATEMENT THAT I GHAVE MADE THAT CANNOT BE BACKED UP WITH TANGIBLE EVIDENCE. IF YOU CAN I WOULD APOLOGISE IMMEDIATELY YOU PROVIDE THAT STATEMENT FOR THE OBJECTIVE PURVIEW OF THE READING PUBLIC. UNTIL YOU CAN SHOW THAT, THEN SLEAZE ON. I AM AVAILABLE 24/7/365 WAITING ON YOU TO PRODUCE THAT STATEMENT THAT CAN OBJECTIVELY BE LINKED TO ANY TRIBALISM ON MY PART AND PLEASE DONT MAKE THIS INTO ANOTHER HEARSAY FEST OF HE SAY SHE SAY AND YOU SAID WITTHOUT PROVIDING THE EVIDENCE.

I HAVE STATED ON THIS AND OTHER FORUMS THAT TEH KAMAJORS WERE CANNIBALS AND I STAND BY THAT STATEMENT. THE AVAILABLE AND UNREFUTED EVIDENCE AT THE SPECIAL COURT SAYS SO. IF YOU HAD EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY YOU WERE WELCOME TO HAVE CONTACTED THE DEFENSE OFFICE OF THE CDF AT THE SPEAICL COURT TO PROVIDE THAT EVIDENCE. FAILING WHICH, YOU SHOULD DO WELL BEING SILENT LEST YOU END UP LOOKING LIKE A DAMN FOOL. I HAVE NEVER MADE ANY STATEMENTS CASTIGATING ANY PERSON OR TRIBE IN A MANNER THAT IS ALL ENCOMPASSING AND GENERAL. IF MY PRONOUNCED STATEMENTS THAT KAMAJORS WERE CANNIBALS MAKES ME A TRIBALISTIC DONKEY ASS AS YOU PUT IT THEN I AM. IF THAT STATEMENT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE I HAVE PERSONALLY ACCUSED YOU OF BEING ONE, THEN I AM SORRY YOU FEEL THAT WAY, HOWEVER IF YOU WERE A KAMAJOR CAHNCES YOU HAVE PARTAKEN OF HUMAN FLESH, AND IF YOU HAVE, YOU ARE A FREAKING CANNIBAL. ANY QUESTIONS O'BANGS?

I AWAIT YOUR ONSLAUGHT


Subject: Re: SALONE ETHICS 1OI AND 101.1. AS APPLIED TO A;ILIEU
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 10:44:56 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
Only God, under my lights, can pronounce a more fitting judgment on the MASTER OF OBFUCSCATORY, sophistical TRASH, as defined by the Code of Ethics.


Subject: Re: SALONE ETHICS 1OI AND 101.1. AS APPLIED TO A;ILIEU
From: Pa Johnson
To: All
Date Posted: 11:21:59 02/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.86

Message:
Since your Amen corner is as anemic as a Sickler's, I can understand how you hungrilly lap up any sop of support thrown you. Your obfuscatory obscurantism leaves me in a tizzy!


Subject: Re: SALONE ETHICS 1OI AND 101.1. AS APPLIED TO A;ILIEU
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 11:48:07 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
JUDGMENT: Excercising its inherent powers in equity, the Court hereby deems this geezer a SUPER CRAB. Pending the imposition of an appropriate sanction, the "obfuscatory obscurantist" is hereby sentenced to a term of one year and one day at the Sanitorium of Regent, a surburb of ROKIAMP.


Subject: Re: SALONE ETHICS 1OI AND 101.1. AS APPLIED TO A;ILIEU
From: Dumpire and the Crazy Marys
To: All
Date Posted: 23:21:19 02/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Beautiful nonsense: Lights, Cameras, Natin!
J wrote a very reasonable piece in which he was respectful to you and you rudely trashed him as being infected with a "bella syndrome"! Incredible.
You incongruously talk about Salone ethics after unethically tarring a whole ethnic group, and abusing critics and their mothers, in the most disgusting of terms.
You declared "war, war, war!" on the Krios and....now deny ever stereotyping this ethnic group, after the outrage. Your words however live forever in infamy in the forum archives.
You make up theories that are underpinned in insanity and expect people to conform to those inane guidelines. "Cognitive Hawaai Five-O", "Barrel of Crabs" blah-blah-blah
We just cannot salute Prof. I guess all reasonable people on the forum are "bellas", by your standards. Guess what? We really don't care!
And Oh, get over your obsession with Iscandri.


Subject: Re: SALONE ETHICS 1OI AND 101.1. AS APPLIED TO A;ILIEU
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 23:34:38 02/14/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-114-169-98.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 76.114.169.98

Message:
And the merciless HAMMER came down: boom. Trash, Trash, Trash everywhere; reason having taken a holiday from the Kingdom of self-referential insanity. And, to sample Lenin, what is to be done? Ignore it! Thus, sanity treats the insane.


Subject: Re: SALONE ETHICS 1OI AND 101.1. AS APPLIED TO A;ILIEU
From: Dumpire and the Crazy Marys
To: All
Date Posted: 23:39:20 02/14/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"sanity treats the insane"......Umpire
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Then there is hope for you, bro! Hallelujah!


Subject: Re: SALONE ETHICS 1OI AND 101.1. AS APPLIED TO A;ILIEU
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 00:14:47 02/15/08 ()
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The acme of intellectual dishonesty is the decontextualization of a text. Unfortunately, your text is a locus classicus of this cancer of sober reflection. Equally unfortunate is the sad fact that there is no hope for you on earth, not to mention Plato's heaven of intellectectual spiritedness and virtue. Glory to Plato and 'pagan' erudition! Thus speaks Zeus.


Subject: Re: SALONE ETHICS 1OI AND 101.1. AS APPLIED TO A;ILIEU
From: Dumpire and the Crazy Marys
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Date Posted: 09:36:37 02/15/08 ()
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Umpire, you say sober reflection, I saw a flight into the twilight zone.
Take the pill and just chill, my friend. Oh by the way, I have a new jaw-breaker for you which I just cobbled together from the fields of neologism and philology. Ahem:
CORONAEPISTIMEOLOGICCRAPOBONGAGRANATISM.
You will need ten dictionaries to get this meaning. However, if you say 'pretty please', I will relent and teach you the meaning of this spanking, brand new bombasticato!


Subject: Re: SALONE ETHICS 1OI AND 101.1. AS APPLIED TO A;ILIEU
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 10:49:57 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
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JUDGMENT PER CURIAM: Trash, controlism, and bellarism and unadulterated crabbism.

Issued by the Clerk of the Court.


Subject: SALONE ETHICS 101.0: POISONED CANDY
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 20:26:55 02/14/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
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Another dominant Sierra Leonean syndrome is the "bella syndrome," unequivocally exemplified here by the posting of one FBC Dumbeh. Prolix and contentless prose, I say. And this is the fella who was "cussing" my mother just the other day; renaming me "stupid," "Kontriman," "tribalist," "Hitler",to name a few unprintable epithets, an exertion devoid of even the shadow of the shadow of evidential foundations.

What is one to make of this? Without peradventure, the bella syndrome, and that a zillion times.

Since my policy is to fanatically refuse to engage invective hurlers, the erudite ethicist should not expect any response to his bella trap. Thus speaks wisdom, horse sense and prudence.


Subject: Re: SALONE ETHICS 101.0: POISONED CANDY
From: J
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Date Posted: 21:54:24 02/14/08 ()
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I admire Umpire’s prolificacy and appreciate the fact that he is keeping some rude and “Fen Plaba” folks at bay by his display of intellectual prowess and savoir-faire with the King’s language. However, I vehemently disagree with his characterization of Creoles, or any other ethnic group. You don’t have to be a Creole to condemn this blatant attack on a people who, like everyone else, contributed immensely to the socio, economic, cultural, and political fabric of Sierra Leone. The culture of blaming the other ethnic groups for the ills of Salone is wrong and all well-meaning Sierra Leoneans must reject it. As I said in a post a while ago, we, (Temne, Mende, Susu, Kono, Fula, Madingo etc.) are all responsible for the appalling condition of our country.
Umpire, I can understand been a political provocateur, but ethnic bashing is too sensitive an issue to be taken lightly.

At the risk of falling into the pitfall fallacies that permeates this forum – in an odd way, I suspect that Umpire is a Krioboy. For those joining him in Creole bashing, I would advise caution. Finally, the moderators (I am not picking on them) should find a way to shutdown such discussions. Ethnic bashing is vain, unfruitful, iniquitous, and outright stupid. Let’s get back to real issues.



Subject: Re: SALONE ETHICS 101.0: POISONED CANDY
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 22:33:36 02/14/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
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Respectfully, your posting falls within the scope of the bella syndrome. Moreover, your allegation that I ever engaged in Krio bashing is not only false but, given my carefully worded averments, wreckless. Note that I am responding to you because you did not post trash. Being the intellectual liberal that I am, the cheerful nihilist, I invite you, nay encourge you to refute my position.


Subject: Re: SALONE ETHICS 101.0: POISONED CANDY
From: Jorgor
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Date Posted: 09:17:29 02/15/08 ()
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I do appreciate the civility. However, you referred to my posting as: “Respectfully, your posting falls within the scope of the bella syndrome.” Can you please expound? I wanted to make an objective, honest, and positive observation. If you (indubitably an intellectual) read it as a manifestation sycophancy, then I would like to know, specifically, where and how am I a “bella”? Who am I a “bella” for and why? Gracias


Subject: Re: SALONE ETHICS 101.0: POISONED CANDY
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 11:54:45 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: jallohaw@yahoo.com
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The supplicant is directed to refer to the relevant Code in which the bella syndrome is defined and comprehensively elaborated.

SO ORDERED.


Subject: Re: SALONE ETHICS 101.0: POISONED CANDY
From: FBC Dumbeh
To: All
Date Posted: 20:48:24 02/14/08 ()
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An invitation to reason is termed a 'bella syndrome'! You talk about invectives when you cussed a thousand times more, coarsely. No need to relive the nightmare of the past few days, however. We blaze our different paths in the thickets of Salone, defending our different philosophies and, in my case, vigorously defending the ideal of tribal unity in our beloved country. Such is the beauty of democracy!
Take care and God bless Salone.


Subject: Re: SALONE ETHICS 101.0: POISONED CANDY
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 21:09:13 02/14/08 ()
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You give too much credence to TRASH. IGNORE TRASH


Subject: Re: SALONE ETHICS 101.0: POISONED CANDY
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 21:58:22 02/14/08 ()
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Again, a Sierra Leonean thinking in America. Why should he bell in America, a land of opportunity? Did you come the same way he or she came? Did you fulfill your obligation as required by the American government? Did you go to school as he or she did. Therefore why would you want him to bell if he can do it for himself? This is the same way we sold our brothers and sisters because we wish them to look-up to us. Even when we are in the First World, where everyone is to be free, where there are opportunities galore, we still think as though we are still in Africa, where the opportunities come to the few whom the rest must look-up to. This is why I would have rather died but I was convinced that Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora would rather you look-up to them. Think about it, at this point Sierra Leoneans with all they knew were still looking for seriousness. Ha! For me, to think of them as World Superstars. Such Super stardum in Sierra Leone, even there, most who profess to be “the Super Stars on this forum were not all that. Think about it, I worked at the State House, where all Diplomats, Ministers and Businessmen in Sierra Leone went. I spent most of my time by the Beach, went to Lagunda, Bintumani Hotel, (where Else) Hotel Shofitel to name the few. I even slept at O.A.U. village. So it is obvious that I knew who was who and who is who in Sierra Leone. Those would never do or say things that most people say or do here. They are never confused my friend.
Please let him don’t be a bellah in America. That is a shame on all Sierra Leoneans if we actually know how other nationals view us, I mean informed ones. Trust me I should know. I have been there.
Even when there is the world's opportunity for our compatriots, we still want them to look-up to us. What a shame!
Why am I too tough on people today?
It’s Valentines Day. Happy Valentine's Day to you.
But please feel liberated. We are in America now.


Subject: THE CRITIQUE OF THE CRITICS: REFLEXIVITY
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 19:56:39 02/14/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yaoo.com
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The critics of "Salone ethics 101: crabs in a barrel," with the exception of "Question," assuming they are Sierra Leoneans, in an explosive, spell-binding dionysian reflexivity, shuffle into the barrel, confirming the Sierra Leonean crabby syndrome, a dominant, but not hegemonic ethical affect. Afrocentric phantasizes that I "hate" the West. If I do, then I am in good company. What is one to say of Nietzche's transvaluation of European values? Not "hatred of the West," but disgust, and the will to overcome the nihilism, so Nietzsche, of "Western decadence." Is that "hatred"? Only in Afrocentric's "philosophical Bible," I wager.

Of course, I have never stated that I "hate" the West. There is no "West". My guess is that there is only a Western Cultural Tradition. And, that tradition is the object of my critical reflections.

I regard, with my evil eyes, another syndrome here: "the thought control syndrome." If 'I' don't agree with your position, then you MUST be evil." To that, I say hogwash. Anybody is free to agree or disagree with anyone if the disagreement is not based or founded on misunderstanding or non-understanding. Thus, I am not obliged to agree with any African thinker. I disagree with everything Nkrumah ever wrote, period. As to the other named African thinkers, I have no interest in the problems that are of either theoretical or practical interest to them. Thus speaks intellectual freedom.

Since my policy is to fanatically refuse to engage invective dicourse, I am obliged to ignore the last 'critic.' Thus speaks intellectual responsibility.

To my critics, I say I refuse to be dragged down the barrel of crabs, even as I endeavor to overcome the crab in me. Thus speaks responsible reflexivity.


Subject: Re: THE CRITIQUE OF THE CRITICS: REFLEXIVITY
From: WAEC
To: All
Date Posted: 21:23:56 02/14/08 ()
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"Afrocentric phantasizes that I "hate" the West." Umpire

Professor Umpire, I think you suffered an "erectile dysfunction" in your spelling of "FANTASIZES" when you used "PHANTASIZES". Cialis might help you out from this nervous breakdown. Just trying to help the professor of the King's language.


Subject: Re: THE CRITIQUE OF THE CRITICS: REFLEXIVITY
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 23:04:51 02/14/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
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The gravest impediment to understanding is a strategic evisceration of the context of a discourse. First, you failed to address the issues raised in the relevant posting, leading me to suspect that you embrace their gnoseological fecundity. Indeed, no greater intellecual failing is imaginable even in the most rigorous PHANTASY VARIATION.

Second, the context of the mentioned narrative plainly justifies the USE of the locution "phantasizes," or do you want to maintain that no such word exists in what you incomphensibly call "the King's English"? That you fail to spot a technical term is not surprising at all, given the weak gnoseological foundations of the founder of your Afrocentric 'philosophy': Molefe Asante of Temple University, a 'philosophical hustler a corps perdue.

The last sentence of your posting is epistemological TRASH. I fully expect KABS and FMANSARAY to assert their authority. Ditto: Dr. Nahim, expect their hammer in the morrow in the interest of journalistic integrity, for my policy is to fanatically ignore TRASH.


Subject: Re: THE CRITIQUE OF THE CRITICS: REFLEXIVITY
From: Gnoseological
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Date Posted: 23:31:48 02/14/08 ()
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Epistemology or theory of knowledge is the branch of philosophy which is concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge. The term was introduced into English by the Scottish philosopher James Frederick Ferrier (1808-1864).
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Umpire, why all the grandiose tautological dumping on WAEC for a simple point of order about Fantasy/Phantasy?
Large words just belch more smoke and precious little light.


Subject: Re: THE CRITIQUE OF THE CRITICS: REFLEXIVITY
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 23:59:31 02/14/08 ()
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One would have expected that a citation corroborating your suspect attribution should have been a no brainer, under the rules of 'scholarship'. Little do you know, I suspect, how devious Scottish 'philosophers' are. David Hume, the liar and ace irrationalist, and a prostitute of his 'philosohey'. Today for the English Aristocracy, and tommorow for the French Bourgeoisie. Philosohy and prostitution have been like hand and glove since Plato's and Socrates' love of
young boys.

Suspecting that I might have unduly agitated your beautiful soul, I shall refrain from smashing your 'philosophical' Idols any further.


Subject: Re: THE CRITIQUE OF THE CRITICS: REFLEXIVITY
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 20:38:16 02/14/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
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Erratum: Another dry bone for our learned philologists---please read "with the exception of "Question" as "with the exception of "Sorie" in the first sentence of the posting "The critique of the critics: reflexivity.


Erratum: please replace "Sorie" with "Question" in the first sentence of the referenced posting. Another britle bone for our learned philologists.



Subject: Re: THE CRITIQUE OF THE CRITICS: REFLEXIVITY
From: Dr. Nahim
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Date Posted: 21:54:58 02/14/08 ()
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Umpie, please come back your bed is still unoccupied at Kissy Crase yard. I believe that medications can help you. Quick take the white pill and chill. And PS why do you smell like lasmami?


Subject: Re: THE CRITIQUE OF THE CRITICS: REFLEXIVITY
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 23:12:30 02/14/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
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I am convinced that neither KABS nor FMansaray labored to provide a forum for this cris de coeur of a man devoid of even the rudiments of rationality. Accordingly, journalistic integrity mandates measured sanctions. That, however is up to KABS and FMansaray.


Subject: FAO: UMPIRE
From: FBC Dumbeh
To: All
Date Posted: 19:38:11 02/14/08 ()
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In a small country with dozens of tribes (indigenous and from across the borders), we are all bound by common threads of history and destiny even as ethnic tensions simmer and bubble just beneath the surface. It is the responsibility of patriots to strengthen fraternity and sorority and salve the savage instincts that threaten to tear us asunder. The genius of philosophy must always be tempered with a dose of commonsense if we are ever to stand a chance of avoiding rivers of corpuscles.
Your intelligence and brilliance were a welcome sparkle of sunlight in the arctic and made many of us embrace the radiance of our very own Saloneman. Nihilism, as espoused by Umpire, became a buzzword in rhetorical discourse on the forum. You had fans aplenty.
And then, out of the blue, you brought the sledgehammer down, hard, unfairly on the Krios- with language dripping with the ugliest of stereotypes: Language that came very close to calling for mass violence against a tiny ethnic group in a part of the world where ethnic hate usually boils over to genocide. Some of us were dismayed by the Darth Vader-ish frenzy of cruelty unleashed by your keyboard and, in turn, lashed back with invectives or simply sulked away. You see, it is only a fine line between nihilism and terrorism.
The greatnes of a man lies not in the frothiness of his rhetoric, but in the magnanimity of his heart. Having read you since yesterday, I believe now that your posts are less sinister than attributed in the poisonous passion of the moment. You are brilliant, accomplished and a Sierra Leonean gem. But you were wrong about broadsiding the Krios. Be the man! Apologise for your rhetorical excesses and let's move on. We need you as we all explore ideas and solutions for Salone. Let's get this Krio stigmatization out of the way and just move on. Let ideas reign, with a dash of commonsense.


Subject: Investors flood Salone
From: Investor
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Date Posted: 19:28:57 02/14/08 ()
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How come, it is only the 419'ers who are attracted to salone???I have not heard of one serious name, and only Nigerians, who would come in a chartered russian plane, and call it their private plane.The private Plane syndrome really mesmerised salone govt, and i heard HE himself peroanlly went to recieve Soros, who claims to be No 87 richest man in the world (not no. one).I do not think Govt will reach anywhere by approaching these 419ers, and they will just fleece the Country more.A word to the wise


Subject: SUSTAINING THE SLEONE ECONOMY
From: MAKENI-PIKIN
To: All
Date Posted: 18:51:52 02/14/08 ()
Email Address: makeni_one@yahoo.com
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I hate to tell you that: “I told you so,” but not long ago I was castigated by a fellow forumite for questioning the government’s ability to provide sustainable electricity in the country without a “Cash Cow” industry. The amount of money spent each year on the importation of basic staple foods (rice, flour, onions, oil and others) is out of control as these products account for two-thirds of the countrys’ budget. And if strategic steps are not put in place in the next eighteen months, the APC government will cease to fully function in the next thirty-six months, and will find itself in the same position as was the SLPP government, which lead to its defeat.

Wake-up, my brother from Makeni, start by developing short (24 to 26 months) and long-term (up-to 5 years) plans that will augment and sustain the country’s economy. How would you accomplish this feat? For starters, focus on the production of basic foods that would help to reduce the amount of money spent on the purchase of these foods from foreign markets. Use half of the money used to import these products to subsidize farmers that are committed to helping you provide locally grown food to every SLeonean that needs it. However, for someone to be able to afford such food, they would have to have a job that pays them well enough to afford both food and other necessities, and occasionally a few luxuries. There comes the Cash Cow industry that I have been talking about.

Ok, here is a freebee, how about developing a tourism industry that can generate as much as two-billion dollars a year. I know…The question that comes to the minds of most folks reading this write-up will say but how is that possible? Again, the government should start by leasing at minimum three 757 Jetliners, build 4 to 5 hotels outside of Freetown, and possibly build Golf courses at each of these hotels. Next, in the process is the hiring of a “High Powered” advertising firm that will sell the country in the west. The follow-up on the first question would probably be: but it cost too costly to start such an industry…where are we going to get the money to start such a project? You will be surprised to know that there are organizations that may be willing to invest on such a venture if they know it yield them high dividends.

With the Jetliners, airfare should be reduced to a point where the lease amount for each month can be met, as well as cover other operating expenses. Let’s say the charge for an air ticket from New York to Lungi is set at $ 700 round-trip, and $ 500 - $ 600 from anywhere in Europe. How many people would you say will go to SLeone frequently? And how much do you think they would contribute into the economy? A lot!

Here is a hypothetical example: if there is an influx of folks of approximately ten thousand a month, with each having an average of fifteen hundred dollars in spending money, the economy will realize approximately $ 15 mil and $1.8 billon a month and year respectively. This is capital in-flow. Would you like to see farmers who would be more than happy to spend a lot of time on their farms because they have the hope that their produce will be bought by the hotels? What about the amount of jobs that would be created along the process and the amount of taxes the government will collect from these working people? I love SA LONE.


Subject: SAlLONE ETHICS 101: CRABS IN A BARREL, ,
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 16:01:07 02/14/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
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Message:
Nietzche once said what does not kill you makes you stronger. Soon, the Pack, would roll out the sing song of "Umpire" is John Musa, and it is unarguable that John Musa, now with the Office of the Presidency in Sierra Leone is the most erudite Sierra Leone that I know.

The dominant ethic in Sierra Leone and among Sierra Leoneans may be framed under the maxim of "crabs in a barrel." Translation: since 'I' am nothing, everyone else MUST be nothing.

Every nook and cranny of the culture of this last in everything country is anchored in this crab syndrome, lock, stock and barrel, pun intended.

What is the genesis of this syndrome, this dwarf in the soul? Philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, and other methodically guided scholars may ponder this problematic until eternity, especially if they hail from Sierra Leone. Never will a genetic foundation be found for this syndrome. Never. It is our foundational "can't help." Our? Not me.

I seek supreriors: for behold, it is far better to hang with angels than with crabby, pitiful jinns. Far better to confess my ignorance, than to feign wisdom; much better to annihilate the crab in you, O people of Sierra Leone, before you all, one and all, go under.

I DECLARE WAR ON THE CRABS, I mean, for those incapable of appreciating the trope of irony, the PHILOSOPHY OF CRABISM. No peace for this cancer in the Sierra Leonean soul is even coneivable. Therefore, in this context, war is absolutely good. War then on the cancer.

In war one finds strength; without strength---power---the reign of the crabs is ubiquity itself. Glory then to the soul that annihilates the crabby syndrome in a frenzy of utter brutality and power. And begin with yourself!


Subject: Re: SAlLONE ETHICS 101: CRABS IN A BARREL, ,
From: Afrocentric
To: All
Date Posted: 17:38:45 02/14/08 ()
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It is tragicomic that this same Umpire who reviles the West, always start his thesis by quoting the West. I take that to be flip-flopping on the part of Umpire. If he really hates the Europe and American colonialism, he should start quoting reputable Africans like Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Milton Margai, Martin Luther King jr. etc. Abi ar lie?


Subject: Re: SAlLONE ETHICS 101: CRABS IN A BARREL, ,
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 23:24:00 02/14/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
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Message:
Please refer to my reply to "WAEC"'s posting. I am satisfied by the results given by a phenomenologically founded abstractive, methodically regulated PHANTASY VARIATION that you know why my reply is posted thereat.


Subject: Re: SAlLONE ETHICS 101: CRABS IN A BARREL, ,
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 16:23:03 02/14/08 ()
Email Address: jallohlaw@yahoo.com
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Message:
Erratum: Read "conceivable" for "coneivable". A dry bone for the philological crabs among us.


Subject: Re: SAlLONE ETHICS 101: CRABS IN A BARREL, ,
From: Sorie
To: All
Date Posted: 17:28:09 02/14/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Umpire, boys na for go kelleh kelleh pan we bo.
Some of us are not university graduates but will like to learn from you guys that made it that far. May I ask you to please use simple English words to communicate in such a diverse setting? A dae baig bo me bra.


Subject: Re: SAlLONE ETHICS 101: CRABS IN A BARREL, ,
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 22:28:46 02/14/08 ()
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Message:
He is a show off and is incapable of communicating in simple english. He writes because he believes that people will be impressed with him. The purpose of this forum is that we can communicate with one another however this does not appear to be the case with this person. he uses unnecessary verbiage which to the untrained tongue makes him sound high flouting. Check deep he he has issues. Do I hear the sound of an empty drum? yep hollow as ever.

The point here is that I am not impressed with polysylabic nonsensical trash that this forum has to endure from this person. To hell with him and the crap he writes


Subject: Re: SAlLONE ETHICS 101: CRABS IN A BARREL, ,
From: Umpire
To: All
Date Posted: 12:44:40 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: jallohaw@yahoo.com
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Message:
Judgemnt: Trash and crabbism. But the writer claims to be a lawyer. Hence, it is hereby ordered that this matter be referred to Bar Counsel on the grounds of fitness and exposure of the learned profession of the law to public ridicule.

So ordered.


Subject: Re: SAlLONE ETHICS 101: CRABS IN A BARREL, ,
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 18:29:42 02/14/08 ()
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Message:
Umpire's like an elephant in a china store, and as the African proverb goes - An agama lizard in the village will always remain an agama in town - Quote, Oduigwe Okala.


Subject: Sierra Leone: Journalist Prosecuted Under Repressive Law Tha
From: JOURNALIST
To: All
Date Posted: 15:53:29 02/14/08 ()
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Sierra Leone: Journalist Prosecuted Under Repressive Law That Government Had Pledged to Amend



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Reporters sans Frontières (Paris)

PRESS RELEASE
14 February 2008
Posted to the web 14 February 2008


Reporters Without Borders deplores the transport and aviation minister's use of a repressive law - which his government promised to amend - to prosecute Jonathan Leigh, the editor of the Freetown-based weekly The Independent Observer.

"We condemn this use of an archaic law by a member of a government that undertook not to use it any more," the press freedom organisation said. "There are fair and appropriate methods for rendering justice in cases of libel and they clearly do not include a criminal prosecution resulting in imprisonment. The authorities need to understand that the democratic rules require that regulatory mechanisms and the right of response are used first in conflicts with the press."


The case is about a story in The Independent Observer claiming that Kemoh Sesay had construction started on two houses less than two months after taking office as transport and aviation minister in the new government. Vowing to "clear my name or resign," Sesay brought a libel suit against Leigh under the 1965 Public Order Act.


When Leigh failed to appear before a Freetown court on 11 January in response to a summons, two judges issued a warrant authorising the police to arrest and hold him until the start of the trial. In the event, the hearing was postponed until tomorrow and Leigh was not arrested. But in an interview for privately-owned Democracy 98.1 FM, Sesay said he hoped that Leigh would receive a prison sentence if convicted.

Human rights groups and the Sierra Leone Journalists Association (SLAJ) have been campaigning for years for the repeal of the Public Order Act, which provides for long jail terms for defamation. After the opposition won last September's presidential election, the new information minister, former SLAJ president Ibrahim Ben Kargbo, pledged to repeal or amend it.

Reporters Without Borders defends imprisoned journalists and press freedom throughout the world. It has nine national sections (Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland). It has representatives in Bangkok, London, New York, Tokyo and Washington. And it has more than 120 correspondents worldwide.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone: Journalist Prosecuted Under Repressive Law Tha
From: salone police
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Date Posted: 17:48:09 02/14/08 ()
Email Address: salonepolice@hotmail.com
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I thought President Koroma and Hon. IB Kargbo had personally promised a second look at this Act. Why are they using it?
Akim Kargbo (former S.I., Sierra Leone Police)


Subject: Kabs, your editorial is unfair to the business community
From: John Mannah
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Date Posted: 15:43:24 02/14/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
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Its is instructive to state that the S/Leone economy is managed under the rubric of neoliberal macroeconomic policies rather than Keynesian. Under neoliberalism, the "market and invincible hand" is king. So for Kabs Kanu to insinuate that the inflationary situation in present day S/Leone is due to the unscrupulous practice of business people is unfair. The business people are playing their own part in this bargain, it is the government that has not made the environment siutable for them to operate. Thus the present inflation in S/Leone is a function of international borrowing, monetization policies to climb out of our twin budget and current account deficits and international exogenous macroeconomic shocks. The government need to come up with credible fiscal and monetary policies to control the endogenous macroeconomic variables of inflation, unemployment, and economic growth. President Koroma should start with having a competent macroeconomist at the helm of the ministry of finance to manage this new Keynesian macroeconomic paradigm. There is not a lot of time on his side as the goodwill and political capital that the people reposed in him will disappear pretty fast is something is not done about the economic condition in Sierra Leone. Keynesian Macroeconomics died with Keynes, it is the market that is king today Kabs, and give credit where credit is due, the business community in Sierra Leone have done very well under these trying times in our country.


Subject: Re: Kabs, your editorial is unfair to the business community
From: KABS KANU
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Date Posted: 16:07:20 02/14/08 ()
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John, unlike those who bash you everywhere you write, I try to show some respect for some of your views. The following statements by you, however need to be thoroughly and convincingly addressed , IN THE CONTEXT OF A GOVERNMENT THAT HAS JUST SPENT MONTHS IN POWER :"It is the government that has not made the environment siutable for them to operate. Thus the present inflation in S/Leone is a function of international borrowing, monetization policies to climb out of our twin budget and current account deficits and international exogenous macroeconomic shocks. The government need to come up with credible fiscal and monetary policies to control the endogenous macroeconomic variables of inflation, unemployment, and economic growth. President Koroma should start with having a competent macroeconomist at the helm of the ministry of finance to manage this new Keynesian macroeconomic paradigm. "

Prices started rising immediately after the government took over--Even before the President appointed a cabinet.So what fiscal and monetary policies did the government fail to put in practice that made prices to start rising even before Ernest Koroma sat on the chair ? Were the increases a carry-over from the fiscal and monetary policies of the SLPP government, who infact had not yet handed over anything, as per EBK's transitional policy. Remember ? You said that the business community and the invicible hand hold sway . Does this not support my arguments ?

Please take your time to explain. People are listening.


Subject: Re: Kabs, your editorial is unfair to the business community
From: John Mannah
To: All
Date Posted: 16:45:39 02/14/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
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Kabs, the macroeconomic paradigm shift that we are seeing in S/Leone is a result of the expectations and forward looking actions of consumers, producers and investors. Macroeconomic policy design is unfortunately not an optimization problem like those encountered in engineering. An example will be instructive here. Take the example of a bridge that has been designed by an engineer to cross a river in year 1 say. The design specifications are {A, B, C}, where A is the width of the river, B is the load and cycle to be experienced by the bridge, and C is the nature of the bedrock, goelogy etc. With these specifications, the engineer produces the optimal design, X which is the blueprint for the bridge.
Now in year 5, if another bridge is to be built in a different part of the country, and if, coincidentally, the specifications {A, B, C } are to remain exactly the same, the civil engineer can indeed dust-off blueprint {X} and submit it again, it will work
However, this procedure would be practically impossible in the world of macroeconomic policy. If a set of "optimal" fiscal and monetary policies {Z} were designed and implemented to improve an economy laboring under the specifications {J, K, L } where J is high inflation, K is high unemployment, and L is low output growth, they may indeed work in year 1 which happened under the SLPP government, but say in year 5 or 6 if the economy is facing the same problem specified by {J, K, L}, it is more than likely that the set of macroeconomic policies {Z} which were successful in year 1 will fail or even be counter productive in year 5.
The reason is that engineering policy {X} is set against a time-invariant backdrop of nature. Isaac Newtons's three laws of motion will always be valid in year 1 as well as in year 5. Macroeconomic policy, on the other hand, is set against the backdrop of individuals who have expectations which are constantly changing and which are, in turn, functions of the result of past fiscal and monetary policies. Thus individuals especially the business community remember the effects of macropolicy during the SLPP reign. They remember what happened to interest rates, prices, employment and exchange rates, so immediately President Koroma came to power, they remember that the same macropolicies will be implemented again, thus the indulge in hedging (risk protection) behavior. They anticipate the effects of the APC macroeconomic policy based on their past experience, and they take action to minimize any and all adverse effects of the policy. Thus the cumulative actions of these individuals may end up minimizing or totally negating policy {Z} as in my example. It is therefore left to the government to be sincere and competent especially with competent macroeconomists at the helm of affairs to understand these dynamics and design policy to reflect such eclectic macro environments. David Carew is a good man, but he is not the right man at the ministry of finance. Dr. Koroma should tap on the expertize of a mocroeconomist who understand the forces that will tame exogonenous macro shocks and their impact on endogenous macro varialbes. Get the government out of the way and let the market play its maggic.


Subject: Re: Kabs, your editorial is unfair to the business community
From: Mike brown
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Date Posted: 08:56:31 02/15/08 ()
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Having a macroeconomist as finance minister is not the answer and i find it very misleading.What is taking place is an issue for the Government and not the minister of finance just because that ministry deals with finance.Can you expect a finance minister even a macroeconomist to use all these theoritical models and solve the problems overnight? You must be having a laugh.
An economy with over 70% unemployed,does not grow enough food for all,heavily relies on imports and which does not attract FDI the driver for such economies to grow is bound to experience these problems.
The government of president Koroma should put in place short term measures that would minimize the impact of these price increases on the ordinary man. I would be grateful if you can contribute by suggesting creative ideas on how to rescue this situation rather than giving a lecture on macroeconomic policies that would serve no purpose on this forum.


Subject: Re: Kabs, your editorial is unfair to the business community
From: Aziz
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Date Posted: 07:20:57 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: alziz2002@yahoo.co.uk
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I beg to differ Dr Mannah. I beleieve what is happening in Sierra Leone is a global trend & has nothing to do with David Carew's competence or EBK
By the way I think Carew is much more qualified than the last three finance ministers under the SLPP, why didn't you complain or critize them


Subject: Re: Kabs, your editorial is unfair to the business community
From: John Mannah
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Date Posted: 14:12:33 02/15/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
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Aziz, your retort here clearly demonstrate that you are one of those guys who do not understand what they read. The honorable reverend Kabs Kanu clearly stated in his abstraction this morning that "he was inviting Sierra/Leone particularly economists who understand the workings of these economic fundamentals to contribute to the debate". Clearly if you do not understand the workings of these fundamentals, you should stay quite and leave the debate to serious minded people who understand economics to participate. You did a disservice to the debate by breaking it down to partisanship. There is enough time for politiking. This is not the time.


Subject: DID YOU SAY THE SAME WHEN SLPP WAS IN POWER?
From: okdok
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Date Posted: 10:32:31 02/15/08 ()
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Did you?


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From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 14:29:52 02/14/08 ()
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Subject: Friends of the Clintons
From: AKANIJOE
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Date Posted: 13:32:13 02/14/08 ()
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A quick refresher course lest we forget what has happened to many 'friends' of the Clintons .

1-James McDougal - Clinton's convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr's investigation.
2 -Mary Mahoney - A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House .
3 - Vince Foster - Former White House councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock's Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.

4 - Ron Brown - Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown's skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the air Traffic controller commited suicide.
5 - C. Victor Raiser II- Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.
6 -Paul Tulley - Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock , September 1992. Described by Clinton as a 'Dear friend and trusted advisor'.
7 -Ed Willey - Clinton fund raiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House . Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.
8 -Jerry Parks -Head of Clinton's gubernatorial security team in Little Rock . Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock. Park's son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton. He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.
9 -James Bunch - Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a 'Black Book' of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas .
10 -James Wilson - Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He wasreported to have ties to Whitewater.
11 -Kathy Ferguson- Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.

12 -Bill Shelton - Arkansas State Trooper and fiancee of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancee, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancee.
13 -Gandy Baugh - Attorney for Clinton's friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.

14 -Florence Martin - Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal Mena , Arkansas Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.
15 - Suzanne Coleman - Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.
16 -Paula Grober - Clinton's speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.
17 -Danny Casolaro - Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.
18 - Paul Wilcher - Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 'October Surprise' was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993 in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death.
19 -Jon Parnell Walker - Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington , Virginia apartment balcony August15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.
20 -Barbara Wise - Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.
21 -Charles Meissner -Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.
22 -Dr. Stanley Heard - Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton's advisory council personally treated Clinton's mother, stepfather and brother.
23 -Barry Seal -Drug running TWA pilot out of Mena Arkansas , death was no accident.
24 -Johnny Lawhorn Jr. - Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.
25 -Stanley Huggins - Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.
26 - Hershell Friday - Attorney and Clinton fund raiser died March 1, 1994 when his plane exploded.
27 -Kevin Ives & Don Henry - Known as 'The boys on the track' case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.
THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE:
28 -Keith Coney - Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88.
29 -Keith McMaskle - Died stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988
30 -Gregory Collins - Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.
31 -Jeff Rhodes - He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.
33 -James Milan - Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to 'natural causes'.
34 -Jordan Kettleson - Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.
35 -Richard Winters - A suspect in the Ives / Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.
THE FOLLOWING CLINTON BODYGUARDS ARE DEAD:
36 -Major William S. Barkley Jr.
37 -Captain Scott J . Reynolds
38 -Sgt. Brian Hanley
39 -Sgt. Tim Sabel
40 -Major General William Robertson
41 -Col. William Densberger
42 -Col. Robert Kelly
43 -Spec. Gary Rhodes
44 -Steve Willis
45 -Robert Williams
46 -Conway LeBleu
47 -Todd McKeehan
Quite an impressive list! Pass this on. Let the public become aware of what happens to friends of the Clinton's!

HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT?
SURELY YOU JEST !!


Subject: Re: Friends of the Clintons
From: BECAREFUL
To: All
Date Posted: 15:34:14 02/14/08 ()
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WITH ALL THE NAMES YOU ARE PUBLISHING AS DEAD PEOPLE BE CAREFUL.YOU ARE MY "SALONE BROTHER".


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