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Subject: Bush Boogies with Liberian President
From: Onliner
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Date Posted: 16:34:46 02/22/08 ()
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Check this out.


Subject: ORDERS FROM STATEHOUSE
From: Candid Opinion
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Date Posted: 15:40:06 02/22/08 ()
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Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

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You fill in the blank...

Shirley Gbujama arrested and sent back to freetown..?
ORDERS FROM STATEHOUSE.

Shekito Hired, Kabs fired..?
ORDERS FROM STATEHOUSE.

IMC dissolved?
ORDERS FROM STATEHOUSE.

Rice sellers wares confiscated?
ORDERS FROM STATEHOUSE.

Palmoil exporters arrested and harrased?
ORDERS FROM STATEHOUSE.

Anyone else can add thier own ORDERS FROM STATEHOUSE.

I remember the first time i was arrested in 1982.
ISU and SSD join unit.. under famed OC benji..

ORDERS FROM STATEHOUSE.

Mannnnnnnn..... salone..please let not your children drag you down that path again..


Subject: Re: ORDERS FROM STATEHOUSE
From: Why Kabs was fired
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Date Posted: 16:24:52 02/22/08 ()
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Kabs was fired because he would have been a disaster at State House.


Subject: SLPP members will never love Sierra Leone!!!
From: saloneboy. news from Awoko
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Date Posted: 14:18:10 02/22/08 ()
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Bintumani conference centreÖ a welding shop?

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Part of Bintumani now used as a welding shop

The formerly impressive Bintumani conference centre which hosted African Heads of States in 1981 and successful national delegates conferences for the resolution of the rebel crisis in 1996 before the elections is now used by the Chinese occupants as a welding and metal workshop.
During an unannounced tour of the building yesterday by the Tourism, Presidential Affairs and Trade and Industry ministers, they openly expressed their shock at the dilapidated condition of the once state of the art international conference centre.
Speaking to journalists at the scene Tourism Minister Hindolo Tyre said that in 2004 ďthe (then SLPP) government wrote to the management of Bintumani hotel to quit the conference centre but with great dismay they never complied with the government directivesĒ.
Mr Trye noted that the conference centre which has hosted many national and international conferences has five committee rooms and the main conference hall takes over 500 people.
The minister disclosed that the government has invited NASSIT with the possibility of taking over the building to rehabilitate it.
Mr Tyre maintained that ďcabinet has pleaded for the repossession and maintenance of the infrastructuresĒ, adding that Sierra Leone has cancelled many international conferences because the country does not have a good conference centre.
The minister disclosed that when he took over the ministry of Tourism, he gave the Chinese management 14 days to quit the building but they refused to reply.
Now he said, government will take court action against them.
Adding his own voice, Alpha Kanu the Presidential Affairs minister said that, government plans to breathe new life in the building which will attract international funds and tourists. He added that, the conference centre will create an impact on the government, economy, and provide job employment for the youth.
Mr Kanu pointed out that it is heart rendering when President Koroma visits other Presidents and is hosted well but he cannot host other presidents.
With the rehabilitation of the buildings other Presidents will visits Sierra Leone and other international and national conferences could be hosted in the country he said.
Alpha Kanu warned that if the Bintumani hotel management does not comply with the government they will take drastic action against them.
Alimamy Koroma, Minister of Trade and Industry said that with the rehabilitation of the building it will catch the eyes of the international market which will bring revenue to the country.



Subject: Re: SLPP members will never love Sierra Leone!!!
From: kamara
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Date Posted: 15:27:25 02/22/08 ()
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No Saloneboy, SLPP members will never love Sierra Leone the way APC did . APC loved Sierra Leone so much that they plundered the treasury and destroyed the country.

Face the fact, Bintumani has always been a dump. You cannot compare it to the hotels in Gambia and ghana they want to charge outrageous room fees. with no tourism in Sierra Leone the best thing was to lease it to the Chinese.

Forget tourism, contain the lawlessness and crime. Do you think embassies are going to encourage their tourists to visit Sierra Leone with the drive by shootings. It is beginning to resmble compton in LA>

APC has years of work before tourist come to Sierra Leone. Why would anyone give uo a holiday in the Dominican republic or Gambia to go to sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: SLPP members will never love Sierra Leone!!!
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 15:50:04 02/22/08 ()
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The only surviving landmark structures in Sierra Leone today were installed by APC. Point out any landmark installed by SLPP in their pathetic 12 or ok 11 years (give then free for bombarding Freetown) in power.

The APC is back to do what they best rebuild the country.

Six weeks ago I was in Sierra Leone I was so suprised when I visited my native home and saw that the government have started building one of the most strategic roads Sierra Leone needs to facilitate economic rcovery. I'm talking about "the road spans from Masingbi through to Yiffin in koinadugu and Alcaria to Bagbema in the Kono disricts. Another project will start soon ie the Kailahun - Koindu.

Boy, I have never being convinced that no doubt this is the right government in the right time. Please I urge all well meaning Sierra Leoneans to exercise patience, something better will happen in Sierra Leone this time round.


Subject: Re: SLPP members will never love Sierra Leone!!!
From: Candid Opinion
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Date Posted: 15:58:07 02/22/08 ()
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Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

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You should have asked where they got the money..
Who negotiated the loans..
Who co-ersed donors..
Who begged.. butu en get 1 on our behalf..

Dont tell me the road is starting and the feasibility study.. donor engagement.. sourcing of fund.. disbursment all took place in past 3 months..????


APC built.. yeah.. with we school money..

Money could have made FBC the wonder of the 3rd world..
And all the benefit of engineers, and doctors, and scientists that would have produced..
Spent to host stupid OAU...

Money could have made Sierra Leone a top producer fo ethanol...
Brasil stated planting abot uthe same time we where building Youyi building....

Now.. they can build 50000 youyi buildings with the benefits and saved petroleum imports.. and the taxes from a locally grown.. environmentally freindlier home grown resource.

We should worry this time around if APC start building..


Subject: Re: SLPP members will never love Sierra Leone!!!
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 14:53:22 02/22/08 ()
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Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

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I am starting to like this APC government..

They just conjure up stories and expectations..

Alimamy Koroma, Minister of Trade and Industry said that with the rehabilitation of the building it will catch the eyes of the international market which will bring revenue to the country.------Minister Alimamy Koroma.

A conference center will catch the eyes of the international market..?

What tha *$#* is that supposed to mean..?

If we are still struggling to attract industrilized mining companies to come mine our gold and diamonds, and the few that we have are been stoned, harrased, itimidated and forced to build from toilet to markit...its a hall full of air thats goign to bring investors and jobs in droves..

APC shoud worry about this..
WHY EBK JUST WONT GAZETTE THE DARN THING.
http://www.visitsierraleone.org/login/archive/2008/february.asp

WHY IT TAKES 2 weeks to register a business?

WHY IT TAKES 5 days to clear a single container at the quay?

WHY am i harrassed at lungi airport for change to uniformed officers?

WHY are there recent reports of bags been knifed and content missing?

How to get the petroleum reserve back up to PRE-ELECTION levels so we do not experience more TOE LINE?

WHY is salone turning into a drug staging point.?

WHY are ethnic minortity been harrassed.. intimidated by petty traders and criminals..?

WHEN is the FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT coming up in APC dominated parliament..?


Meanwhile.....as Randy Jackson would say...
APC......I feel you dawg...


Subject: MISFITS IN POWER: How NOT To Write As Press Secretary
From: BRA ENVIABLE
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Date Posted: 12:17:19 02/22/08 ()
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Several weeks before he entered State House as President Koroma's Press Secretary, an intuitive urge al3rted me to the possibility that Sheka Tarawalie could be an ill-suited man for a job needing the brains and skills of an expert. By writing a trashy disquisition to the press about his new job well before the President could make his appointment formal, I became firmer in my view that Siaka Tarawalie has little or no knowledge about the protocol that guides a press secretary. In his most recent waste of tax payers' time, Sheka Tarawalie made another "State House Release" to attack the SLPP with a choice of words that is quite unbecoming of a man writing on behalf of the First Citizen of our republic.
Here is the ill-trained Sheka Tarawalie writing with a level of crudity that will surely foul the presidential air at State House. "The hullabaloo being raised by the SLPP on this Francis Kai Kai issue is tantamount to the tantrums of a man caught with his pants down."

Sheka Tarawalie needs to know that a man writing on behalf of the First Citizen of Sierra Leone MUST do everything to sound formal, even pedantic. Sexualized tones that can paint a man "pants down" are normally the words of gossipy tabloids feeding on slimy stories. The president's press secretary has the right to respond to those attacking his boss, but such writings must observe the essentials of State House protocol. As the official communicator to the diplomatic community in Freetown and Sierra Leoneans in general, the press secretary is programmed to address several audiences whenever he talks. Sheka can direct scorn at the opposition without spicing his words with references to erogenous zones of a man's body. The diplomatic community must be privately wondering where President Koroma found a press secretary apolitical enough to write as though he works for a pornographic outlet. Northernization can make us put up with incompetent officials, but State House should never lose its political sanctity to the writings of a pornographic secretary.


Subject: Re: MISFITS IN POWER: How NOT To Write As Press Secretary
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 16:02:35 02/22/08 ()
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If only Kabs had accepted the job of Director of Communications and become Shekito's boss, this kind of 'raray-boy' gibberish would never have been allowed to embarass State House.
Shekito must be made to understand that the press secretary is not a propaganda secretary. Wild, unsubstantiated allegations of Kamajors-in-the-bush- against the SLPP- just drive politics into the gutter.
Shekito has a right to vigorously defend the president against wormy SLPP attacks (and these baseless SLPP charges abound), but please let's do so without tabloid sensationalism and Britney Spearish paparazzi trash.


Subject: Re: MISFITS IN POWER: How NOT To Write As Press Secretary
From: REAL GIBBERISH
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Date Posted: 16:23:21 02/22/08 ()
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Kabs Kanu is no better than Shekito. In my humble opinion, the man is even worse. We are happy Ernest Koroma listened to quiet advise to drop Kabs Kanu. Forget about the kidney story. That was the real gibberish! Kabs Kanu was dropped after State House realised what a disaster they would have when Communications Director will have to be going daily to Law Court to defend CRIMINAL charges of libel. The position is still open though but Kabs Kanu will not be the one filling it for sure!


Subject: Re: MISFITS IN POWER: How NOT To Write As Press Secretary
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 15:32:45 02/22/08 ()
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Bra E, where have you being all this while? we need people like you to keep the trend of important discussions alive.

We may differ in our opinions but I surely have respect for you and your oposite views. Keep the flo.


Subject: Re: MISFITS IN POWER: How NOT To Write As Press Secretary
From: BRA ENVIABLE
To: All
Date Posted: 15:58:18 02/22/08 ()
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Eddie Grant, kushe and thank you. I am busy with several thngs, and getting Obama elected as Prezo is one of such things.


Subject: Re: MISFITS IN POWER: How NOT To Write As Press Secretary
From: Fen Plaba!
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Date Posted: 16:09:11 02/22/08 ()
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Pa Komaneh Enviable,
If Obama wins, don't forget to ask him to cast a favorable eye on Salone. How about allowing us to host the US Military's African HQ? We already have the harbour. Anyway it's Obama time!


Subject: Re: MISFITS IN POWER: How NOT To Write As Press Secretary
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 16:01:57 02/22/08 ()
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Obama, a Kenyan descendant stand to make history.


Subject: Re: MISFITS IN POWER: How NOT To Write As Press Secretary
From: SKITO
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Date Posted: 15:28:35 02/22/08 ()
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Sheka Tarawalie (Shekito), the State House Press Secretary has yesterday issued a rebuttal to the recent opposition SLPP bitter complaint against his office. Shekito sent in the dispatch from Dakar, Senegal where he is currently on an official assignment. Additionally, in an email copied to all newspaper houses, Joseph Kamanda, the author of the piece that the SLPP is bitterly complaining against, has described Dr. Francis Kaikai and others mentioned therein as being members of an "SLPP Gang" whom they [State House Press Secretariat] will continue to press against the wall.

The SLPPís Dr. Francis Kaikai in a telephone conversation with this newspaper last evening has however refused to comment on the rebuttal. He simply opined that the current State House Press Secretariat was "lamentable".

"Is this the calibre that our Nation has to offer as Presidential Press Secretary? It is a lamentable situation," Francis Kaikai observed adding that when he went to the Independent Media Commission (IMC) for hearing into the complaint against the State House Press, he was informed that the IMC had been dissolved with immediate effect by State House.

MEANWHILE, THE SHEKITO RELEASE FOLLOWS:

PRESS STATEMENT

SLPP REBUTTAL STORY Ė MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

By Sheka Tarawalie (State House Press Secretary),

at the Ngor Diarama Hotel, Dakar, Senegal - 21 February 2008

I am currently out of Sierra Leone on official engagements in Senegal, but I feel compelled to respond to issues being raised by the Opposition Sierra Leone Peopleís Party (SLPP) about an article concerning Dr. Francis Kai Kai and his alleged attempts to mobilise ex-kamajor fighters to disrupt the forthcoming local council elections.

From the outset, I must say the SLPP is blowing things out of proportion by organising a press conference and issuing a press statement on an issue that should not have taken centre stage in the agenda of our country at this time. One would have expected the opposition to have called a press conference to hail the moves of President Koroma in seeking the interest of the nation by successfully negotiating substantial support from the Libyan Government to the people of Sierra Leone at a time when such support is greatly needed. A responsible opposition is not only there to oppose but to uphold national interest. That the SLPP never made mention of this, but instead delved on a matter that had already been filed to the Independent Media Commission (IMC) and awaiting hearing, is a calculated attempt to divert the minds of the people from the international/diplomatic gains being made by the APC government.

On the article in question, I have already spoken to a good number of people, including journalists, on this subject, but I deem it fit, since the opposition has taken it upon itself to wash its dirty linens in public, to make certain points clear.

Firstly, the State House website is still under construction and has not been launched for the publicís consumption. A mere click at the said website clearly shows that it is still being tested: www.statehouse.gov.sl/test2/.

This website has not been advertised anywhere, and we have never asked the public to have a look at it, neither have we contacted any potential advertisers nor other websites for possible links. This means that anything tried on the website in the form of articles or pictures is purely on trial and entirely for internal purposes. We are not responsible for anyone being too curious about things and finding out what was not meant for public consumption. Suffice it to say that the publicity given to this website by the SLPP on the story in question is neither our creation nor our intention.

Secondly, the story in question was well sourced, but the writer Joseph Kamanda used his discretion not to put it out for public consumption. The IMC and the general local media in Sierra Leone know that Joseph Kamanda reports for an online newspaper, but he did not send the said report to it. He merely used the article for the purpose of testing and has ever since taken it off the site. If he had wanted to actually discredit Dr Francis Kai Kai as alleged, he would have filed the report.

Thirdly, as intimated earlier, Dr. Francis Kai Kai had already reported the matter to the IMC, there was therefore no need to hold a press conference.

Fourthly, I am not sure the IMC will take this matter seriously, except perhaps because the IMC itself is more culpable in an online crime of still telling the world that Ahmed Tejan Kabbah is President of Sierra Leone. If one should click on the IMCís official website, it would be discovered on the ĎActivitiesí page that the Ďlatestí report still portrays to the world (with a photograph) that Kabbah is Sierra Leone President - http://www.imc-sl.org/activity.htm Who then is portraying a bad image of Sierra Leone; of a people refusing to accept change?

Fifthly, the SLPP should stop playing the fool by saying that they brought peace to Sierra Leone. If they did, they would have still been in power. The people of Sierra Leone know how peace was belatedly brought to our country, and at a great loss, which obviously could have been avoided by a responsible government at the time. And the people know how the DDR programme was implemented haphazardly and therefore still leaves most of our youth unemployed and un-reintegrated.

The people spoke in the last parliamentary and presidential elections. A responsible opposition will respect just that.

The hullabaloo being raised by the SLPP on this Francis-Kai-Kai issue is tantamount to the tantrums of a man caught with his pants down. #END


Subject: THANK YOU APC FOR BRINGING THE LIGHT.
From: LANDS DEALER
To: All
Date Posted: 12:07:00 02/22/08 ()
Email Address: landsdealer@yahoo.com
Entered From: host-216-252-183-190.wdb.ses-americom.net at 216.252.183.190

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Last night I was home early relaxing on my verandah from up the hills and it was such a beauty looking down ward seeing the stream of lights in the city. What a beautiful light to behold; I WONDERED what the SLPP has being doing all these years keeping us in the dark so my brothers please come home and let us develop sierra leone and if you need help relocatng please feel free to email me @ landsdealer@yahoo.com


Subject: Re: THANK YOU APC FOR BRINGING THE LIGHT.
From: Kamara
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Date Posted: 13:01:13 02/22/08 ()
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NO TO LIGHT WE DAE EAT. When they provide one year of uninterrupted light , then I will thank APC. The light has been provided on a sporadic and intermittent basis.
At what cost has been the short term provision of light. SLPP was doing the samething the OLD APC ,NPRC,AFRC and NEW APC did , deal with corrupt NEC Staff. Fortunately built up ther credibility with world bank in which they would consider lending Sierra Leone $32,000,000


Subject: Re: THANK YOU APC FOR BRINGING THE LIGHT.
From: Fen Plaba!
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Date Posted: 15:19:42 02/22/08 ()
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NO TO LIGHT WE DAE EAT
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O'Kama leff noh! We don't really want to go back to the big, bad Dombolo days of permanent SLPP black-outs. Do you really miss the sweet old days when we used to slap away mosquitoes in the permanent darkness and 'crape crawo' in the din of the Kabba Tiger?

Ernest has made some baby-step errors for which he has been properly excoriated by even his APC supporters. However he deserves compliments for fighting SLPP blackout with serious megawattage. And with two more generators flying in from Japan, the LETRIC LIGHT can only attract investors to Salone. In just five months, de bra don try! We just need to keep a watchful eye on his gov'ment to keep it on the straight and narrow.


Subject: Re: THANK YOU APC FOR BRINGING THE LIGHT.
From: Candid Opinion
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Date Posted: 12:15:45 02/22/08 ()
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Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
I can see you even have wireless internet access..from your verandah...

Bra.. we dey cam..

Tenki OBai.. tenki..
We all gladi for the light.. serious serious... no yoke..

Praises to Haja (bayeh kala) Afsatu kabbah.
We hoep it continues and all them sammama pays thier bills..


Subject: They didn't tell you where to find it? You can call me Al.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 10:30:14 02/22/08 ()
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bamabay@live.com
bambaylk@yahoo.com
You can call me Al if you can find it, look no more or stop looking because the hey-days are over.
You can call me Al.
Nar we en dem dae pan am. Pororhhhhh, moneh oh!
You can call me Al!
On a serious note, view the following website and get connected with what is most important on the minds of the real players:


Subject: PMDC Leader isolated
From: CONCUBINE
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Date Posted: 09:26:12 02/22/08 ()
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PMDC Leader isolated

The leader of the opposition Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) Charles Margai has been isolated by sections of his party members, The Spectator reports. The story reveals that Margai recommended Ďhis girlfriendís fatherí for one of the diplomatic jobs offered the party by the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) at the expense of better qualified and more committed party members. The recent resignation of a senior party member, Emmanuel Grant, a former Minister of Energy and Power, Ďis not unconnected with the current turmoil in the party.í


Femi Hebron, who was one of the partyís key financiers during the elections, has also distanced himself from Margai for what he says Ďis the manís callous way of dealing with colleagues of the party.í Another party stalwart, Lamin Vonjo, said: ĎWe cannot accept this, if there are any offers of ambassadorial positions, I believe party members should be consulted rather than unilaterally recommending a father of a concubineĒ.


Subject: Re: PMDC Leader isolated
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 09:49:41 02/22/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
BROTHER IFP, I WARNED YOU, BUT YOU WOULD'NT LISTEN. YOU HAD BETTER COME BACK HOME TO THE SLPP BEFORE WE SHUT THE DOOR IN YOUR FACE. A WORD TO THE WISE.......


Subject: The Sierra Leonean
From: hilarious
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Date Posted: 08:41:36 02/22/08 ()
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Entered From: ip56500dd1.direct-adsl.nl at 86.80.13.209

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There is this good old barber in some city in the US.
One day a florist goes to him for a haircut. After the cut, he goes to pay the barber and the barber replies: "I am sorry. I cannot accept money from you. I am doing community service." The Florist is happy and leaves the shop.

The next morning when the barber goes to open his shop, there is a thank you card and a dozen roses waiting at his door.

A policeman goes for a haircut and he also goes to pay the barber after the cut. But the barber replies: "I am sorry. I cannot accept money from you. I am doing community service. "The cop is happy and leaves the shop.

The next morning the barber goes to open his shop, there is a thank you card and a dozen donuts waiting at his door.

A Sierra Leonean software engineer goes for a haircut and he also goes to pay the barber after the cut. But the barber replies: "I am sorry. I cannot accept money from you. I am doing community service." The Sierra Leonean software engineer is happy and leaves.

The next morning when the barber goes to open his shop, guess what he finds there...

Can you guess?

Do you know the answer yet?

Come on, think like a Sierra Leonean....

.............. a dozen Sierra Leoneans waiting for a free haircut!


Subject: Re: The Sierra Leonean
From: Funny
To: All
Date Posted: 09:03:25 02/22/08 ()
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Entered From: h12.79.29.71.ip.alltel.net at 71.29.79.12

Message:
Could happen.


Subject: Re: The Sierra Leonean
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:30:19 02/22/08 ()
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Message:
No, I am not laughing. Come again. Where is the barber, I would have just gone to see the number of Sierra Leoneans that went for the cut. You never know!


Subject: INVEST IN PARADISE
From: WELLINGTON ASSET MANAGEMENT
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Date Posted: 08:01:30 02/22/08 ()
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Message:
GET CLOSE TO HEAVEN AVAILABLE IS 11 TOWN LOTS AT REGENT VILLAGE, IT CANT GET BETTER THAN THAT. Contact
EMAIL: landsdealer@yahoo.com


Subject: SLPP destroys our womenfolk and kids
From: culled news
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Date Posted: 07:18:08 02/22/08 ()
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Pregnant women 'crowd jails'
22/02/2008 08:26 - (SA)









US woman shoots students, self

'I was scared for my life'

UK signs Taylor agreement

UN assesses S Leone prisons






Freetown - Pregnant women, suckling mothers and youths dominate the prison population in Sierra Leone's jails, non-governmental organisation Prisons Watch disclosed on Thursday.

"A large number of pregnant women, suckling mothers and youths form the bulk of the population of prisoners in Sierra Leone prisons and detention centres," the organisation said in its latest report covering the two years between 2006 and 2007.

The Pademba top security prison in the capital was cited as "having the highest number of females", but no figures were given in the study released on Thursday.

"Health conditions for imprisoned pregnant women and suckling mothers were extremely poor," said the report, adding the lack of health and childcare.

"There were nothing like child care facilities for women with children," it stated.

Govt 'fails to improve prisoners' rights'

It attributed the overcrowding to "a large number of the detainees" held for long periods without trial for "very minor crimes".

"The youth population in prisons have increased dramatically and there is a serious shortage of prison staff," it said.

In a meeting earlier in the week with judiciary officials, President Ernest Bai Koroma conceded that "the poor delivery of justice in the country has kept many in bondage and poverty".

"More than 70% of Sierra Leoneans do not have access to justice and most depend on local courts, which need to be formalised," he observed.

Last year, the then United Nations envoy in Sierra Leone Victor Angelo warned that government's failure to improve prisoners' rights could pose a "threat to peace and stability" in the West African nation.

After a decade long civil war that ended in 2001, Sierra Leone, ranked by the UN as the least developed country on earth, was still struggling to rebuild its infrastructure.


Subject: Re: SLPP destroys our womenfolk and kids
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 09:41:14 02/22/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MOST OF THEM ARE THOSE APC JUNTA CRIMINALS, RAPISTS, AND MURDERERS THE SLPP TRIED TO KEEP OFF THE STREETS


Subject: Re: SLPP destroys our womenfolk and kids
From: reply
To: All
Date Posted: 16:33:34 02/22/08 ()
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Message:
Some of you were fortunate to leave the poorest nation on earth and dwell here in the West.
You will not tell me that you don't know what is human rights and justice. Are you one of those who burned ordinary Sierra Leoneans in the streets of Freetown, to bring in a dead wood SLPP governmnet?
If you can cast your compatriots who are left to rot in prison, then something is wrong with you.
You failed to provide evidence that the prisoners are what you said they be.
Come on. man! if, your own finds himself in such a wretched condition , what would you say?
If your word haunt you tomorrow, what would you say to the ones who cursed at you?
Think...


Subject: Re: SLPP destroys our womenfolk and kids
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:47:32 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Still..

Charge them or let them go..

I cant imagine any excuse for keeping a pregnant WOMAN or suckling mum at cottage.. let alone pademba Rd..

Disgraceful.


Subject: Re: SLPP destroys our womenfolk and kids
From: medkay
To: All
Date Posted: 12:29:00 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 217.red-83-39-208.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 83.39.208.217

Message:
You seems to be a mad man indeed,mr JOE LAHAI try to come home and see what a going.


Subject: NO MORE ADVERTISEMENTS ON THIS FORUM
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 06:01:48 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
The use of this forum to advertise is hereby prohibited as of today. Any more advertisements on the forum will be deleted.

The proper method to advertise in COCORIOKO is to send the PUBLISHER a letter requesting to advertise in the newspaper. The Publisher will tell you the condition and the charges .We need money to pay our reporters and also to underwrite administrative charges. We cannot make everything free here. Life does not operate like that.

Anyone who advertises his/her business or organization on this forum will have such adverts deleted immediately.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Subject: Re: NO MORE ADVERTISEMENTS ON THIS FORUM
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:11:13 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Kabs, i think what you should create is a CLASSIFIED section..

Not everyone can/want to pay for posting a message or a short ad..

Your organization should look at the benefits of drawing more traffic to the site thru diverse channels and content than just depending on the advertizers..

You do not have a proven record of click thru's and conversion rates.. for people to want to spend money on advertizing on cocorioko...

When you do.. create a link to that information and let people make informed decisions..

LIKE THIS..

http://allafrica.com/media_kit/frames.html?page=audience

Just trying to help mate..


Subject: Re: NO MORE ADVERTISEMENTS ON THIS FORUM
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:06:33 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
See classifieds...

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/classifieds/listing.php


Subject: Re: NO MORE ADVERTISEMENTS ON THIS FORUM
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:35:07 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-151-194.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.151.194

Message:
Sorry!
This is so pathetic its unbeliveabl.
Are these the ones who inform Sierra Leoneans? We have a long way to go.
You donn't get it do you!


Subject: Re: NO MORE ADVERTISEMENTS ON THIS FORUM
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:36:45 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Try me..

And please dont make it 2 pages..


Subject: Re: NO MORE ADVERTISEMENTS ON THIS FORUM
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 16:23:25 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-151-194.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.151.194

Message:
Sorry I am not childish. I write for people who have a wide range of opinions on global issues, encompassing within, all peoples and all things that go to form the world not just a few they think they are better than or can subdue; issues they can ascertain information from to relate to in discussing Sierra Leonean issues. But when one's focus of global issues is a restriction to minor occurrences within a village philosophical gossips because they can not read widely nor gather information from a higher thinking and thorough researched historically and other socio-political information, with a scientific or religious connotation, I would be wasting my time to engage them. When such people's opinions are marked by character flows, morally un-refined and legally immature derivations, or lead a life of, as Psychologist, Jean Piaget puts it, in his Cognitive Development Imaginary Audience theory, where it is believed that children have the tendency of talking, walking, dressing or acting in a certain way, believing that somebody out there is admiring them when in fact, no such a person does admire them, or gloating on actions other Psychologists and Physiatrist have determined to stem from Socialize Psychopath trait, I would be wasting my precious time to fulfill such a dream for you.
It is in that vain, I sometimes ignore as I will after this. I am not here to solicit recognition because I have had a global recognition coming from those who have concern for what goes on in the world in order to make a difference. I am after resolve not name. You try your luck I am out of it as I have a people that are dying, not going to school and others struggling for their freedoms as I have over the years though you have no national pride. I am about better and bigger things not mediocrity.

I have no reason to engage in premature trick schemas because we will hardly be on the same page with such a mentality. If one cannot read a-two-or-three-page-writing and conceptualize them, and when they do read their intention is not focused on getting an understanding of and reaching a positive resolve, I see no reason why I should get involved in discussions with them as I am looking ahead not backwards; I reason with advanced thinkers whose feedbacks can enrich my mind with morally endowed issues.
Please wait for your caliber. I'll pass.
The games are not the same nor are the rules from which we operate the same. Which is natural but when the goals differ, one stemming from a solution-oriented viewpoint while the other is bent on dubious and sadistic orientation, and an illusionary self-gratification schemes, causing the latter to ignore essential issues in an effort to draw-back the worldís achievements on humanitarian and other civil rights movements for selfish reasons, I would be enthralled to see if this effort comes from a mentally collated mechanism.
I have told you time and again without saying it directly that we differ greatly. Such difference is expressed in our conceptualization of the world and our way of relating to one another and to other readers. I do believe readers can decipher this if you cannot because this is the reason for the continuous attempt to achieve cynicism.


Subject: HOT LEGS
From: JBK
To: All
Date Posted: 04:37:40 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
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Subject: TO JOHN MANNAH: ON DR.KHUMALO'S THREAD
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 00:47:20 02/22/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-90-154.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.90.154

Message:
"Dr. Khumalo, I can't help but duff my hat to you for your brilliant dossier on such a difficult subject. These are the kinds of discussions we should be posting on this forum. It is ironic, but some of us are praying for the present government to succeed in S/Leone as success for the present government is success for all S/Leoneans. The government must however make it a practice to listen to some of what people discuss on these fora, especially those posting from the diaspora, as these are posts with ideas and best practices of successful democracies".

Though I partially disagree with your so-called doctor, let me boldly state that this remark of yours is the second best I have ever read from the supporter of a party still trying to come to terms with a painful loss of power.

The problem with you mende guys is your unprecedented arrogance.I am not trying to be tribalistic here but just reminding you of a problematic and dangerous trait of the mende tribe which has culminated into a chronic, contagious and destructive disease.Simply because APC is not a mende party does not mean you guys have to amplify every small unfavourable happening.What is happening now on the negative side also happened during the SLPP rule and it was even worse in comparison.There were killings,daylight robberies and other dangerous crimes too!

Dr.Khumalo is making himself a social and economic ass by assuming the north is the poorest region in Salone.Make a survey of rich people in Salone and see where the north falls.If he thinks the south-east has minerals what about the north which was once a bread basket of Salone? Were mendes or south-easterners not part of the work force in Delco?
He went on further to transform himself into the biggest and latest moron by questioning the Temnes' academic achievements.Howmany mende engineers,
economists,lawyers,journalists,doctors etc. do you have in Salone and the diaspora that outnumber the temne ones?

Go to Bo,Moyamba and Kenema and see mende petty traders too! Does that make the mende tribe poorly educated? Talking about Temnes making the majority in trading:does speaking Temne make someone a temne? Has he got any proof to show that all petty traders or majority of them are Temnes?

I think your so-called doctor's degree needs to be reviewed because his reasoning has gone to the lowest of the low; he thinks like a namby-pamby and badly-paid janitor who has been frustrated by the system in the US or in the UK. I wonder how many serious papers he wrote during his doctorate studies if at all he did.Maybe he does not know what even research is all about or else he should have provided data to support his sweeping claims.He cannot prove a single hypothesis!
I am not going to put you in his category but if you sympathise with such nit-wits again you will recievie my deadly viper venom!
You two need a reality check.

By the way where was your doctor when the SLPP and the mendes screwed up bigtime between 1996 and 2007?


Subject: Re: TO JOHN MANNAH: ON DR.KHUMALO'S THREAD
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 07:57:01 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Bureh:

can we discuss without degenerating in to insults and namecalling. APC criticised and maligned SLPP in the past and during the elections. We took it in stride and accepted the questionable election results.

I am finding that APC cannot not handle and accept criticism. The truth will allways prevail. APC is still in the election mode and making unrealistic promises to the citizens. Sooner or later the citizens will notice the empty promises.

Nobody asked EBK to promise electricity in 90 days. He wasted $32,000,000 to provide electricity to FREetown. The reality is that they are only providing intermittent electricity to Freetown. He has not succeeded ,no matter what the APC fanatics say. No fault of the current Govt , it will take at least two years to be able to provide uninterrupted elecricity. AS They now say. NO TO LIGHT WE DAE EAT.

Crime has increased since the war, No fault of the current govt. The current Govt's silence and its unrealistic promises and past election rhetoric has tacitly encouraged some of this youths to be lawless.
Koroma needs to speak up or else he will be thrown out. I admire his determination to solve our problems but SAierra Leone needs more than determination.

Education and academic acheivement are not limited to any one tribe. Frankly i think the Fullah & Limba have excelled profesianally in the past years.
The truth is the east and South have provided a disproportiornate share of nations'exports and natural resources.Northerners may be among richest people because people in the east and South have welcomed them to prosper in their towns . You are an example.
Temne , by the nature are traders, There is nothing wrong with that. Traders create the jobs for the economy, intelectuals and phd professor do not. Look , I know Temne traders in Freetown who could not read or write but were able make enough money in trading rice to educate their children overseas and also buy houses abroad.

Leave MR to his hypothesis and provide us with an alternative. How do you kmow it was the mendes who screwed Siera leone from 1996-2007. The SLPP Govt is more representative than the BOMbali-Tonkolili-Port Loko govt. Would be right for us to say that the TEMNE-LIMBA are screwing up Sierra LEone now. I definitel think not.

Please cool the rhetoric.

Thanks

We willing to give you a chance as President 12 2017. You have to be a uniter like Obama.


Subject: Re: TO JOHN MANNAH: ON DR.KHUMALO'S THREAD
From: John Mannah
To: All
Date Posted: 07:53:23 02/22/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: c-76-21-241-92.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.21.241.92

Message:
Bai Bureh, you look like one of those guys that like cheap publicity by drawing unnecessary attention to yourself. You can do that without hanging on tribal cocktails and partisanship. Time for politics for me ended with the announcement of president Koroma winning the elections. Its time to govern and I am always willing to engage in fruitful and meaningful discussions that will promote and move my country that I so love forward. Engaging in tribal labelling and characterizations is not one of my suits.

I am mende that grew up in Freetown among a diverse group of people aroud the east-end of Freetown. My upbringing was healthy and refreshing through my association with temne's, limba's, creole's, mandingo's loko's okus, yoruba's etc. As a matter of fact, the best people that I have interracted with, that had some real impact on my life were temne's. My best friends have been temnes. If you ask people who knew me when I was at Fourah Bay College, most of them thought I was temne, until they heard my name which is a typical mende name, (meaning bread from heaven). So Bai Bureh, if you are one of those people who feed from tribalism, I am not. I am proud of my tribe, but have room and respect for all the other tribes in S/Leone.
My respect for our brethren of the other regions of S/Leone is the reason why I applauded Dr. Khumalo's analysis of the socio-economic challenges confronting our country, especially the way he sociologically captured it with his analysis. It is hypocritical to deny that the Southeastern parts of our country is not advantaged by its endowment of natural resources and climate. The per capita income of places like Kenema, Kono, Tongo Fields where I hail from is twice the average of other cities like Makeni, Magboroka and Kabala. This is an empirical fact. It is also an empirical fact that every household in these southeastern towns has at a minimum, a high school, university, teachers college higher or lower graduate. This is not the same situation in Makeni, neither Magboroka or Kabala. Now in a world where globalization has made education the sine quo non of success and economic progress and survival, it is imperative that such opportunities are made available to our northern and western area brethren. This is because we are at a time in our history called "puntuated equilibrium" a period where the skills set needed for socio-economic success is different from what they were twenty years ago. Those who are educated therefore are going to be those who lead and survive in such an environment.
It is therefore incumbent upon us who are "seeing farther than others' to bring these issues to light so that our leaders can look into them to solve the problems our country is going through. So Bai Bureh, stop the campaigning and acknowledge that the APC is in power now in S/Leone and not the SLPP. Find a way to bring forth suggestions and ideas that will help president Koroma govern, as we are going to hold him accountable at the end of his five year term. That time will certainly come. Lets seize the moment and help president Koroma succeed first, and his success will be good for every Sierra Leonean, regardless of tribe.


Subject: Re: TO JOHN MANNAH: ON DR.KHUMALO'S THREAD
From: Pa Kortu
To: All
Date Posted: 10:06:29 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4575eca0.dyn.optonline.net at 69.117.236.160

Message:
"It is also an empirical fact that every household in these southeastern towns has at a minimum, a high school, university, teachers college higher or lower graduate. " John Mannah

John,
I am Mende but I will beg to differ with you on this point. In a country with an illiteracy rate of about 80%, it is inconceivable that "every household in these southeastern towns has at a minimum, a high school, university, teachers college higher or lower graduate." In fact I can authoritatively state that there are some households in Kenema where I attended school that do not have "at a minimum, a high school, university, teachers college higher or lower graduate." This position however does not negate my belief that you have more graduates from the Southeast than any other region in Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: TO JOHN MANNAH: ON DR.KHUMALO'S THREAD
From: medkay
To: All
Date Posted: 07:19:55 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 9.red-83-58-64.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 83.58.64.9

Message:
Well done bai bureh,you are the right man for those tribalist slpp supporters which aim is only their party to be in power even if the leader is not a sierra leonean.longlive sierra leone for thy kingdom has come


Subject: Re: TO JOHN MANNAH: ON DR.KHUMALO'S THREAD
From: Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 08:46:06 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
APC Fanatic:

IF SLPP's aim was to stay in power. They would have not accept the results of an elections that had a questionable ending. When did APC have a Free and fair elections.

APC need to forget about SLPP and try to solve the nation's problems.The election is over , forget about the rhetoric.

SLPP tribalistic, coming from a govt that formed the least inclusive govt ever.Sierra Leone does not consist of Bombali, Tonkolili and port loko. Which leaeer was not Sierra Leonean. From what I know Kabbah was born in Sierra Leone, so was his father. He is not less sierra Leonean than you or I .Most Sierra Leoneans have Guinean ancestors.

Long live an inclusive Sierra Leone not one controlled by a TEMNE_LIMBA Cabal from Tonkolili,Portloko and Bombali. I hope the president can use his determination to make Sierra Leonean inclusive where people do not fear losing their jobs based on their tribal and party affiliations.

Wake up APC fanatic


Subject: Editorial : Bush's visit : We are happy for Liberia
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 21:18:40 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-151-194.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.151.194

Message:
http://cocorioko.net/app/


Subject: Who is Sierra Leonean
From: Erica Adams
To: All
Date Posted: 18:43:46 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: ericamonique82@hotmail.com
Entered From: adsl-074-185-005-235.sip.clt.bellsouth.net at 74.185.5.235

Message:
I read this forum and I'm amazed at the ease with which people are referred to as foreigners. Coming from a country where people take a test and an oath and become Americans in an instance, it blows my mind that people who have been in Sierra Leone for generations are still called foreigners. I read about a month ago that Liberia was giving land to Sierra Leonean refugees to help them settle there for good. I know that my in-law and step children settled in Guinea and then Gambia before having receiving visas to come to the US. There visas were processed in Senegal become the embassy in Freetown was closed during portions of the war. That's three African countries that's accommodated them before they finally settled here in the US.

If the egocentric mindset of Sierra Leoneans does not change, you will remain dead last at the bottom of the human development indexes. I'm not saying this to be mean or argumentative, but for all your gripes with the white man; you truly can learn from and adopt some of their practices. Many countries around the world have learned that in order to be great, you need the best, the brightest, the strongest, and the wisest. You can't attract that with a closed mind. I believe that the reason many Sierra Leoneans don't like others "foreigners" is because of the proverty spirit that is so pervasive within the county. Instead of seeing that their is enough for everyone, you are content fighting over the little instead of creating more wealth and resources for everyone.

There is definately something fundamently wrong from the leadership and throughout the citizenry when you can be as resource rich as Sierra Leone is and still be so impoverished. My suggestion would be to send less time examining peoples lineage and more time finding solutions and ways of working together for the common goal of improving Sierra Leone. If you all waste all your time infighting and bickering about where people are from, what tribe they are from, and who is truly a Sierra Leonean; in ten, twenty, thirty, forty, and even fifty years you will still be in the same place. All of this talk is misguided, a waste of time, and in the great scheme of things it is not improving education, health, employment or any of the issues so many forumites claim are important to them. I would like to propose for the rest of 2008 that no one else post anything about tribe, region, place of family origin, or any of the other irrelavent topics that have been seen in this forum on a weekly basis. This is just my opinion, you don't have to agree and I would expect some of you will have unkind and demeaning responses as usual, but I'm used to it by now.


Subject: Re: Who is Sierra Leonean
From: KLA
To: All
Date Posted: 14:47:40 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.82.85.3

Message:
"I read this forum and I'm amazed at the ease with which people are referred to as foreigners. Coming from a country where people take a test and an oath and become Americans in an instance, it blows my mind that people who have been in Sierra Leone for generations are still called foreigners." EMA

A quite astute observation indeed! One would think that Modern Sierra Leone,founded on the dominant principle of FREEDOM for those escaping the vice grip of Slavery and dehumanization,would someday come up with a clear definition as to provide and answer to your topic question, WHO IS A SIERRA LEONEAN?

A native or naturalized member of a state or other political community" THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCEPTED definition of citizen. TOO clear cut for the salone mind!

AS a Nation of hustlers, where citizenship can be sold and bought,the ALIENIZATION of even eligible persons for citizenship,throws the spotlight on a lucrative venture.

For this citizen racket to work,there must be a potential threat of expulsion from Sierra Leone, and the subsequent payoff or acqusition of relevant documents from corrupt Sierra LEONEAN OFFICIALS.

Sierra Leoneans do love foreigners. We love them even more,when we can squeeze them for some goodies!

tstm


Subject: Re: Who is Sierra Leonean
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 09:34:09 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
I commend you Erica Adams for this congruent posting. Tribalism and foreigner-hostility impoverish the spirit and coffers of the country. It is nuts that some of us are in the West fighting like crazy to be legally recognized as citizens but would callously dismiss people who have lived in the country for generations as 'foreigners'. Unforgivable!
Nothing gets on my nerve more than the so-called educated Sierra Leoneans who still consider Fullas, most of whom have been in the country since forever, as Guineans. No they a'int! They are as Salonean as you, me or my great-grandfather. Most of the Lebanese in Salone are not just 'Lebanese' or 'Syrians', they are Sierra Leoneans or Lebanese-Sierra Leoneans if you really wanna split hairs. Let's start changing attitudes please!


Subject: Re: Who is Sierra Leonean
From: alcole
To: All
Date Posted: 11:17:50 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: uslec-66-43-153-180.cust.uslec.net at 66.43.153.180

Message:
My opinion of a Sierra Leonean should include everyone born in Sierra Leone, as well as person born abroad to Sierra Leone citizen parents, or who immigrated to the Sierra Leone and granted Sierra Leone residency. It also includes people who "derive" Sierra Leone citizenship through a parent or grandparent. Fulas has been part of us for over 100yrs and also Lebanese so they should also be welcome. Long live Sierra Leone, Long live Africa.


Subject: Re: Who is Sierra Leonean
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 05:24:12 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
"If the egocentric mindset of
Sierra Leoneans does not change,
you will remain dead last at the
bottom of the human development
indexes."
(Erica)
------------------------------
Very strong words Erica. Do you really come to such conclusion based on responses from some cocorioko forumites? What then will you say about Americans when so many of them say similar things against Hispanics?
Meanwhile, you can rest assured that Sierra Leoneans may disagree but one thing we can agree on is that we love foreigners so much at our own peril


Subject: Re: Who is Sierra Leonean
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 07:55:42 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
King loggy..
I doubt if erica's statement was that blanket..

IMHO.. she was just expression that in places where Educated and Diaspora Sierra Leoneans (sometimes both) congregate..

Leonet, Cocorioko forum & newspaper..and sometimes in parties and dancehalls..

This xenophobic brew of hate and malice is expressed prominently by people who shuold not..
Not all.. but those you would expect not to..
I have experienced it first hand..

I even had someone in my house the other day.. prominent fullah/madinga family telling me all dem lebanese for packup en go..

I was shocked.. like ok.. i bet my grandfather got to salone before yours did.. and mine took a boat and had an entry stamp.. yours just crossed the border illegally..

Anyways.. we should just becareful..
Diversity helps the gene pool..
If nah lie.. ask bisodu why he get cross yeye..and why he calls his sister mummy..


Subject: Re: Who is Sierra Leonean
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 15:20:08 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
King loggy..
I doubt if erica's statement was that blanket..

(Candido)
_________________________________________
Here it is, you decide:

"If the egocentric mindset of
Sierra Leoneans does not change,
you will remain dead last at the
bottom of the human development
indexes."
++++++++++++++++++++++

I don't mean to make a big deal out of this but if Sierra Leoneans were, and are, so egocentric the very foreigners we now talk about were never going to be part of us. Let's just accept that Sierra Leoneans, like all other nationalities, are compsed of the good, the bad, and the ugly.


Subject: Re: Who is Sierra Leonean
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 15:32:44 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Indeed...
Broad brushes never painted good..
I will concede, point taken..
Humanity has it all.. in every corner of this GOD's earth.


Subject: Re: Who is Sierra Leonean
From: umfaali
To: All
Date Posted: 23:44:27 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-100-113-63.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.100.113.63

Message:
We use to welome everyone. Erica who? go get a life!!!!!


Subject: Re: Who is Sierra Leonean
From: Hassan Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 23:25:50 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: c-98-204-109-201.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 98.204.109.201

Message:
Erica,
I do not understand the purpose of your writing, but i was able to get theme of your topic. Let me first of make a point that everyone is free to make his or her opinion just as you have done. You mentioned people travelled to three countries before coming to the USA, you did not say that they stayed there. Therefore, they cannot complain of anything. Besides they were not hostlers like some of us that have stayed in those countries. I guarantee you that you would have felt the same way others are feeling about foreigners if you or your relatives have stayed in those countries for much more longer duration. For your information, i have lived in the Gambia for some years and travelled to Mali and stayed their for 10(ten)days and i have seen it all particularly with the way the Gambians are treating foreigners with particular reference to Sierra Leone even when we have hosted them for an infinite number of years. I am not saying that we should be cruel to foreigners, i am expecting them to respect the laws of the land just as we are doing over here and in other countries. They cannot just enjoy our services without paying for them. They should live and work with the communities were they find themselves. I therefore do not expect others to castigate people for venting their opinion regarding the foreigner issue.


Subject: Re: Who is Sierra Leonean
From: Erica Adams
To: All
Date Posted: 09:37:29 02/22/08 ()
Email Address: ericamonique82@hotmail.com
Entered From: adsl-074-185-005-235.sip.clt.bellsouth.net at 74.185.5.235

Message:
Your first comment was that you didn't understand the purpose of my writing. My purpose was to express my dismay at the amount and frequency of "foreigner" bashing and tribal dialogue on this forum. Typically it is not constructive or productive.

To answer your question about my family situation they lived in Guinea for a year and Gambia for nearly three because it took so long for them to get their visas processed; this finally took place in Senegal. I didn't say it was easy but the kids were able to go to school and were on their proper grade levels when they arrived in the US. I have a lot of gratitude toward their host countries because no country likes to inherit the problems of another country. At the time of the war in Sierra Leone, Sierra Leoneans were seen as a problem to their host countries but they absorbed thousands into their communities. My comments are simply to ask the questions
(1) At what point do you stop being referred to as a "foreigner" when your family as been in a country for generations?
(2) What is the benefit of the continued discussion about country of origin and tribe when these things don't help to solve the problems truly plaguing Sierra Leone?
In response to the issue about foreigners not being law abiding in Sierra Leone. If that is true, you only have you own government and systems to blame. There is no way in hell you will come to America and remain here if you are not law abiding. The US will be more than glad to send you where you came from. You can't bribe anyone and no amount of begging will help you. So instead of blaming the foreigners, it would serve people well to demand better accountability from their elected officials.


Subject: Re: Who is Sierra Leonean
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:44:41 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
And the notion that we dont commit crimes while in the UK is laughable..

Most of us, entered and stayed under false pretexts..
Ask the sengalese who sells fake louise Vitton bags on broadway if he saw the NO STREET TRADING SIGN.
Wasnt one of them a Sierra Leonean in Jersey beaten recently and was in the news..???

Or the COUNTLESS Sierra Leoneans men that abuse thier wives and dont pay child support..

Shior.............we are as lawless as they come..
Its just that the country is so big and we are so insignificant as a number..we just blend in..

While in salone.. everything and everyone lives 20 miles from each other.. bush radio nor need license..


Subject: Re: Who is Sierra Leonean
From: Jose
To: All
Date Posted: 22:16:37 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-91-32-112.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 68.91.32.112

Message:
Erica, you struck the nail with calculated precision. Itís even scarier when propagators of this downbeat tribal syndrome and cuss of the sub-Sahara turn out to be highly educated individuals who are expected to apply a classic brew of exposure to a wider world and higher education a more productive and rational module of thinking.

While the Obama rapture catches one a vast majority of us out here, it behoves being reminded that it took a Kenyan to come to the US for America to get its first "black" as we'll soon be seeing. The only way that would have happened in Africa would have been through the barrel of gun, like we saw in Ghana.
Like Bob Marley said Ė Open your eyes and look within. Itís high time we maneuvered our minds out of the somnambulance of the dark age thinking and wake up to the dawn of millennium.


Subject: Re: Who is Sierra Leonean
From: Erica Adams
To: All
Date Posted: 10:02:13 02/22/08 ()
Email Address: ericamonique82@hotmail.com
Entered From: adsl-074-185-005-235.sip.clt.bellsouth.net at 74.185.5.235

Message:
It's funny you mentioned Obama because I was thinking about the running joke in Kenya is that America will have a President from the Luo tribe before Kenya ever does. The sad part of the story is that they have turned to tribal fighting because of their unresolved issues in Kenya. I believe one of the greatest lessons we learned from the tragedy of 911 is that race and class could not save you from an attack. It didn't matter if you were the CEO or the custodian, everyone was under attack. I strongly believe this is the reason Obama is doing so well in the polls. Now that our country is fighting in the Middle East, it's going to take our collective energy to get out of this mess and race has become less important to the average American. We want to be safe, we want a better for our children, and we want to be able to live in reasonable comfort. I hope that Sierra Leoneans will reflect on the 11 years of war and come to the conclusion that tribe matters little and it will take the collective efforts of all to get out of the mess and restore the country to higher standards of living.


Subject: Re: Who is Sierra Leonean
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:29:12 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Erica , I hope Sierra Leoneans will heed your advice and realize that tribe matters less and focus on collective development.

There is a perception that race has become less important to Americans. The reality is that racists have their racist feelings hidden out of fear of being ostracized and punished by the society at large. but they are able to unleash them in the privacy of the voting booth.

In Obama's case, hillary is not the most likeable person around. Many voters dislike hillary and know she will be a tougher fight for MCain than Obama. a contest between Obama & Mcain will determine whether race matters less in America.

I personally feel race matters a lot in politics in America. I t will be a deciding factor in a MCcain/Obama race.


Subject: Re: Who is Sierra Leonean
From: alcole
To: All
Date Posted: 11:27:35 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: uslec-66-43-153-180.cust.uslec.net at 66.43.153.180

Message:
Kamara your comment is the best for this kind of situation.


Subject: Re: I have UNKIND & DEMEANING WORDS FOR YOU MISS.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 20:23:43 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
Freaking brilliant...
You personify my kind of Sierra Leonean..

Unbelivable the kind of bigotry some of us exude sometimes.
And most of the perpetrators are not only educated.. but highly...

But it is no cliche that there is no bigger fool than a big man big fool..

A friend of mine who still browses leonet mention the same salone phenomenon today.. that it is unforgiving the kind of discuss that goes on in saloen forums this days...

No debate.. no dialog.. nada.
by the second thread.. it has festered to:

You tribalist..
You are corrupted and so is your party..
You SLPP idiot..
You mama nah katakumbe proprietress..
You are not fit for office..

As Black eye pea would say...

WHERE IS THE LOVE..?????


Subject: DR SAKIS NAR BOY PIKIN!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 15:48:15 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Let's take a break from politics and chill a little with Dr Sakis and his sweet dancing ladies.


Subject: Re: DR SAKIS NAR BOY PIKIN!
From: FREE SPEECH
To: All
Date Posted: 12:47:52 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.231.23.240

Message:
Fen Plaba racy/porn promotions are not acceptable in this forum.


Subject: Re: DR SAKIS NAR BOY PIKIN!
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 09:40:37 02/22/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-66-61-131-201.insight.res.rr.com at 66.61.131.201

Message:
YEH!monotony is the chief enemy of good taste and female pulchritude is always welcome when one needs to chill out!


Subject: Re: DR SAKIS NAR BOY PIKIN!
From: Kalos
To: All
Date Posted: 09:40:28 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 66.250.191.180

Message:
For the past few weeks I was at a locat1on with zero Internet access and alas missed the spectacle with UMPIRE. Firstly, you must be naÔve to think you donít have a following, fans or admirers, FP. Secondly, I totally agree with the forumite who highlighted your resounding silence or absence during the initial intellectual exchanges and the latter below the belt attacks on the creoles by UMPIRE. You missed an opportunity to take on UMPIRE and in my expectation literally destroy his thoughts before they became so offensive to many forumites.

Now, what is going on with these teasing or banter-dancing ladies? Are you a match to their professional dancing proficiency? Think twice before you respond or as KABS once said ďcount 1 to 9Ē and take a deep breath.


Subject: Re: DR SAKIS NAR BOY PIKIN!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 10:05:35 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Kalos, mi broder, Kushay O!
How U loss so pan we?
Great to see that you are back.
Keep rocking, my friend.
FP


Subject: Re: DR SAKIS NAR BOY PIKIN!
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 00:18:33 02/22/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-90-154.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.90.154

Message:
Buddy ee look lek say you man way lek tumba eh?


Subject: TEACHER/STUDENT HARAM!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 15:25:24 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
How NOT to tutor your student!


Subject: Re: TEACHER/STUDENT HARAM!
From: New Blood
To: All
Date Posted: 19:02:39 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-66-108-68-252.nyc.res.rr.com at 66.108.68.252

Message:
The stories of abused students earning higher scores than than their hard-working counterparts in educational Institutions in African Universities is as old as "Methusela" himself.

However,I think that civil Rights activist, National legislations,UN and and other Stakeholders must begin to proffer legislations that will outlaw this unfortunate abuse instigated by intellectual perverts that has characterized African educational Institutions for the longest time!

Man den nor get shame ba!..For day fallah dem yone pekin dem?


Subject: Re: TEACHER/STUDENT HARAM!
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 15:32:59 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
That was hell arious..

Mannn, i laughed..
Brave pikin..



Subject: COCORIOKO demand that i log in to read news ...SHIOOOOORR.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 15:03:33 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
First published at Fourah Bay College in 1973

You are not authorised to view this resource.
You need to login.


WHAT that hell...? ? ?


Subject: Re: COCORIOKO demand that i log in to read news ...SHIOOOOORR.
From: Joel
To: All
Date Posted: 16:30:57 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-91-32-112.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 68.91.32.112

Message:
You're the perfect gentleman, Kabs. Keep up the good work providing the community with these free services!


Subject: Re: COCORIOKO demand that i log in to read news ...SHIOOOOORR.
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 16:18:19 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
The website malfunctioned for that to happen. . There is no log-in requirement for anybody. When these things happen, send a private mail before bringing it to the forum.


Subject: Re: COCORIOKO demand that i log in to read news ...SHIOOOOORR.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 20:07:28 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
Ok Boss..
Sorry bout that..
I thought it was policy.. so i wanted to chakra..

Cheers..


Subject: SHEKITO IS A BLAZING IDIOT...APC SHOULD FIRE THE FOOL.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 15:02:00 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
I read this and was totally disgusted that a National governments spokesman can write such crap and call it rebuttal..

Blatant lies and shifting of blame "UNDER CONSTRUCTION MY ASS"....
And he even clandestinely threatened IMC.. oh what a cockroach..

Disgraceful.. the way he waltz over the criminal issue of defaming Mr Kaikai and willfully and CARELESSLY implicating him in a NATIONAL SECURITY issue..

And oh... he did not the matter escallated.. IMC will investigate.. FREAKING FREAKING JACKASS...

And he even got around to how cocorioko and APC are collaborating on information PROPAGA(filltheblank)TION..


A Mr T will say.. I PITY THE FOOL.
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SLPP Rebuttal story : Much ado about nothing
Written by Sheka Tarawallie State House Press Secretary
Thursday, 21 February 2008
On the article in question, I have already spoken to a good number of people, including journalists, on this subject, but I deem it fit, since the opposition has taken it upon itself to wash its dirty linens in public, to make certain points clear. READ THE WHOLE STORY :

PRESS STATEMENT SLPP REBUTTAL STORY Ė MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING By Sheka Tarawalie (State House Press Secretary), at the Ngor Diarama Hotel, Dakar, Senegal - 21 February 2008 I am currently out of Sierra Leone on official engagements in Senegal, but I feel compelled to respond to issues being raised by the Opposition Sierra Leone Peopleís Party (SLPP) about an article concerning Dr. Francis Kai Kai and his alleged attempts to mobilise ex-kamajor fighters to disrupt the forthcoming local council elections. From the outset, I must say the SLPP is blowing things out of proportion by organising a press conference and issuing a press statement on an issue that should not have taken centre stage in the agenda of our country at this time. One would have expected the opposition to have called a press conference to hail the moves of President Koroma in seeking the interest of the nation by successfully negotiating substantial support from the Libyan Government to the people of Sierra Leone at a time when such support is greatly needed. A responsible opposition is not only there to oppose but to uphold national interest. That the SLPP never made mention of this, but instead delved on a matter that had already been filed to the Independent Media Commission (IMC) and awaiting hearing, is a calculated attempt to divert the minds of the people from the international/diplomatic gains being made by the APC government. On the article in question, I have already spoken to a good number of people, including journalists, on this subject, but I deem it fit, since the opposition has taken it upon itself to wash its dirty linens in public, to make certain points clear. Firstly, the State House website is still under construction and has not been launched for the publicís consumption. A mere click at the said website clearly shows that it is still being tested: www.statehouse.gov.sl/test2/. This website has not been advertised anywhere, and we have never asked the public to have a look at it, neither have we contacted any potential advertisers nor other websites for possible links. This means that anything tried on the website in the form of articles or pictures is purely on trial and entirely for internal purposes. We are not responsible for anyone being too curious about things and finding out what was not meant for public consumption. Suffice it to say that the publicity given to this website by the SLPP on the story in question is neither our creation nor our intention. Secondly, the story in question was well sourced, but the writer Joseph Kamanda used his discretion not to put it out for public consumption. The IMC and the general local media in Sierra Leone know that Joseph Kamanda reports for the online newspaper www.cocorioko.net, but he did not send the said report to it. He merely used the article for the purpose of testing and has ever since taken it off the site. If he had wanted to actually discredit Dr Francis Kai Kai as alleged, he would have filed the report to Cocorioko. Thirdly, as intimated earlier, Dr. Francis Kai Kai had already reported the matter to the IMC, there was therefore no need to hold a press conference. Fourthly, I am not sure the IMC will take this matter seriously, except perhaps because the IMC itself is more culpable in an online crime of still telling the world that Ahmed Tejan Kabbah is President of Sierra Leone. If one should click on the IMCís official website, it would be discovered on the ĎActivitiesí page that the Ďlatestí report still portrays to the world (with a photograph) that Kabbah is the President of Sierra Leone - http://www.imc-sl.org/activity.htm Who then is portraying a bad image of Sierra Leone, of a people refusing to accept change? Fifthly, the SLPP should stop playing the fool by saying that they brought peace to Sierra Leone. If they did, they would have still been in power. The people of Sierra Leone know how peace was belatedly brought to our country, and at a great loss, which obviously could have been avoided by a responsible government at the time. And the people know how the DDR programme was implemented haphazardly and therefore still leaves most of our youth unemployed and un-reintegrated. The people spoke in the last parliamentary and presidential elections. A responsible opposition will respect just that. The hullabaloo being raised by the SLPP on this Francis-Kai-Kai issue is tantamount to the tantrums of a man caught with his pants down.


Subject: Re: SHEKITO IS A BLAZING IDIOT...APC SHOULD FIRE THE FOOL.
From: IQ
To: All
Date Posted: 05:19:11 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.206.160.71

Message:
He sounds like someone with a low IQ.First of all he blames SLPP for a serious crime, and when SLPP defends itself, he starts calling them names.Is he saying, that all the rots he writes should be accepted without any protest.He perhaps does not understand his role well, and need to be educated


Subject: Re: SHEKITO IS A BLAZING IDIOT...APC SHOULD FIRE THE FOOL.
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 06:22:40 02/22/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
YOU'RE WASTING YOUR PRECIOUS BREATH GOOD FELLOWS. SHEKITO WILL NEVER LEARN BECAUSE HE IS SO DAMN STUPID, INCOMPETEMT AND IDLE. I WROTE BEFORE THAT "AN INCOMPETENT PERSON WITH NOTHING TO DO CAN STILL MAKE A MESS OF IT". THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT APPLIES IN THIS CASE. THE GUY IS IDLE, SO HE'S MADE A MESS OF HIS INCOMPETENCE. I'M NOT DISSAPPOOINTED THE LEAST; I'VE KNOWN SHEKITO FOR QUITE A WHILE.


Subject: Re: SHEKITO IS A BLAZING IDIOT...APC SHOULD FIRE THE FOOL.
From: medkay
To: All
Date Posted: 15:11:45 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 71.red-88-16-252.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 88.16.252.71

Message:
Atimes people in the forum have to be abit polite,warm hart nor mix,who is more stupid kanji daramy clepto,semi blindman,mouthpiece of the frustated slpp loosers.Hope to get from you.


Subject: Re: SHEKITO IS A BLAZING IDIOT...APC SHOULD FIRE THE FOOL.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 15:15:06 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Understand that SLPP ministers where lacking..
Some even klepto..

But this is not the way PRESS secretary of the "NEW" apc should be behaving especially in his official capacity..

Especially on a NATIONAL SECURITY matter.


Subject: Re: SHEKITO IS A BLAZING IDIOT...APC SHOULD FIRE THE FOOL.
From: Nationalist
To: All
Date Posted: 16:24:05 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
I agree with you, Candid Opinion. Shekito is just not competent. Kanji Daramy was far more matured, more professional and more learned. Skekito will harm APC in the long run. Mark my words.


Subject: Re: SHEKITO IS A BLAZING IDIOT...APC SHOULD FIRE THE FOOL.
From: Bahron
To: All
Date Posted: 17:50:48 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-68-91-32-112.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 68.91.32.112

Message:
Here's how Shekito exposed his lack of common sense for the whole world to see. He started off by saying, quote, "Firstly, the State House website is still under construction and has not been launched for the publicís consumption."

Then he then went on to divulge the URL of the website www.statehouse.gov.sl/test2/ before blatantly contradicting himself by saying, quote: ďThis website has not been advertised anywhere and we have never asked the public to have a look at it ÖĒ
If shekito does not consider publicising the URL as an advertisement then he owes us as explanation as why it was published.


Subject: Re: SHEKITO IS A BLAZING IDIOT...APC SHOULD FIRE THE FOOL.
From: Mohamed Barrie
To: All
Date Posted: 09:56:30 02/22/08 ()
Email Address: ncsneak@aol.com
Entered From: 68-184-95-5.dhcp.smyr.ga.charter.com at 68.184.95.5

Message:
Press secretaries usually report daily events or view points of the president and the minister of information or the ministry responds to issue relating to the government and the party deals with issue related to politics. But it seems the press secretary is doing all three functions, which would discredit him in the long run. The press secretary is discrediting himself and the president. This seems to suggest that no one is in charge. I am sure the president did not know about this article or issues discussed. The problem, I believe is that too many people are attached to State house and each and everyone is doing his own thing. It seems to be chaotic and it would eventually fall apart.


Subject: Re: SHEKITO IS A BLAZING IDIOT...APC SHOULD FIRE THE FOOL.
From: Professor LOOK
To: All
Date Posted: 22:00:59 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.68.110

Message:
You guys are just jealous of Shekito having rubbished the Francis Kai Kai nonsense. Remember that he only revealed the URL after the SLPP had done so in their press conference - when it ad been publicised already. For me and many others, Shekito is the right stuff to keep the SLPP bad losers at bay. Stay on, brother. You are soaring. Den bella den collay pan di borbor in pen power!!!!


Subject: Re: SHEKITO IS A BLAZING IDIOT...APC SHOULD FIRE THE FOOL.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 07:46:37 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Professor LOOK.......

Revealed or not..if the content was a lie, especially a blatant and irresponsible lie as the mobilization of a southern malitia - Kamajor...
I do not care if it was found on a laptop, on a piss of paper written on shekito's behind with marker or on a piece of toilet tissue..

Regardless of how SLPP got to the information..
Shekito is not deny that the information is out there.. and was penned by himself of APC..
His defense is that SLPP stumbled on the APC website by mistake and should have just shut thier eyes or move to another website and not read or protest the INCRIMINATING LIE...

How idiotic can that be?
For us that deal with the web as a profession.. we know that you do not put anything into the inetpub folder you dont want the world to see.

INETPUB is short for INTERNET PUBLISH....

So next time shekito has false information he want to spread and cause havoc to either a peaceful citizen.. or at a NATIONAL level.. he should STAND AT COTTON TREE and pull his pants down..
Or just sent it to cocorioko..
Thats the official channel and the way it has always been.

Remember...following stories...

Berewa bought house in Dominican Republic?
Nyuma bet Ernest in yace?
SLPP willfully cause petrol shortage to rig election?
Kabbah sell Libya rice and pocketted the money?

Its is modus operandi for APC leaning outlets to skew and BBQ the truth a bit and this is no exception

And COCO RIO & KO should be ashamed for publishing that rebuff and not taking it down since last night when i raise the issue that shekito should be sanctioned for stupidity and playing the victim.. embarassed that they will take a stand on okra ground..and slippery slope like that nonsense.


TUPIT Presidential spokesman.. he even filed the rebuff from libya.. costing either the salone or Libyan taxpayer a few kala..

I feel embarassed for my country.. thats all..
Particularly the sly threat he made to the IMC..
That was what threw me over the edge..

He can keep the darn job for all i care and continue making a mess of the official outlet of the presidents views..


Subject: Re: SHEKITO IS A BLAZING IDIOT...APC SHOULD FIRE THE FOOL.
From: David Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 07:23:49 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: wanglobe.hilton.com at 192.251.125.85

Message:
Shekito's reckless and irresponsible postings, especially on State house web site has to be controlled. If this kind of thing continued it will throw fear into investors, creat panic in the country.He is saying that SLPP is blowing things out of propotion, they should be holding press confrence praising Ernest Koroma for the good job he is doing.When last did you see APC praising SLPP for a job well done? SLPP created the link between Libya and Sierra Leone because APC under Siaks Stevens reuin that relationship long time ago.Shekito is just a psycophant. WE saw all the connections he was making between himself and Ernest Koroma just to get a job.


Subject: Re: SHEKITO IS A BLAZING IDIOT...APC SHOULD FIRE THE FOOL.
From: Town Crier
To: All
Date Posted: 15:03:11 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.208.159.18

Message:
Clearly Shekito was also misinformed or misguided by his technical team.

The main url is automatically redirected to the "test" site. Any information that is placed on the web is considered in the public domain as soon as it is placed on the webserver. If they were testing, there would be no redirects to the test page. The main page would have a coming soon message, and not even be hyperlinked to any other pages on the site.

Shekito must not know the things also called bookmarks or favorites. Where is the under construction notice on the site? Did his web developers not tell him about test servers that run locally and on which the info posted are not available to the public? An article for testing was somehow written by somebody, does not sending it in change the fact that it was written to begin with? As Press Secretary, has he ever contacted IMC about the stale information on their website, and they refused to update it? Isn't it his job to make sure the correct information about who's President, and that the correct information gets disseminated to the public?

I'm not journalist, but I know that before a story get written, you have to have credible sources to back it. If the story is well sourced and credible, then Shekito is also failing his job by saying the writer used his discretion not to publish it. Isn't that mispreason of treason on both the part of the writer and Shekito?


Subject: Re: SHEKITO IS A BLAZING IDIOT...APC SHOULD FIRE THE FOOL.
From: Nationalist
To: All
Date Posted: 04:27:28 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Professor Look, where did you get your PH.D ? At a raffle ? You call the writer of a false and defamatory story the right stuff ? you call some megalomania who releases a URL to the public before a website is finished the right stuff ? What is wrong with you ?


Subject: OHIO APC VICTORY CELEBRATION SAT. FEB. 23RD.
From: Son of SL
To: All
Date Posted: 14:49:30 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: smtp.servicemaster.com at 199.191.74.20

Message:
A Celebration for all Sierra Leoneans $15 Cover charge.
Daddy Ramanu and more for entertaiment.


Subject: Junior Kabbah
From: Alimamy Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 13:20:20 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: deltablast@yahoo.com
Entered From: e178096217.adsl.alicedsl.de at 85.178.96.217

Message:
Could anyone tell me the whereabout of Junior Kabbah, son of the ex. President Kabbah... this guy used to be a nuisance. Is he still in Freetown/ is there a change in his attitude? Let me know!


Subject: Rethinking theThekrio/Countryman divide?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 11:03:00 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/menu.htm


Subject: Re: Rethinking theThe krio/Countryman divide?
From: Jose
To: All
Date Posted: 16:21:10 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-91-32-112.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 68.91.32.112

Message:
Let sleeping dogs lie, Alieu. I was in a black church one Sunday morning where the oratory was about race. The preacher told the predominantly black audience that they call the white man racist but dread the fact that their ancestors came from Africa or even worse have anything to do with Africa or people of its continent. And that they would rather think of themselves as Americans than anything else.

In the same token whites would rather think of themselves, first as Americans than rather off springs of cultures that they now consider strange; thus the rhetoric ďalienĒ. They even came up with a different coinage, Caucasian, which if looked up in a dictionary takes you to the mountainous regions of southern Russia.

Didnít we call black people "Akatas" when we first got here, not realizing that our very own kids were to one day going to become "akatas" themselves? Or are they going to maintain their Mende, Krio, Fullah, Temne status quo in realization of our commitment to tribal alliances?

The larva stage of this trend is tribalism which metamorphoses to racism then nationalism as we evolve around the geosocial cycle of existence.
Remember, "..tribalism is the father of racism" - Stanley Crouch


Subject: Re: Rethinking theThekrio/Countryman divide?
From: Maria
To: All
Date Posted: 13:45:40 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4575eca0.dyn.optonline.net at 69.117.236.160

Message:
Alieu,

Is it only now that you have come to that conclusion? Are you no longer a member of the Salone KKK?


Subject: Re: Rethinking theThekrio/Countryman divide?
From: Laughing
To: All
Date Posted: 17:41:40 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Laughing


Subject: Re: Rethinking theThekrio/Countryman divide?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq.
To: All
Date Posted: 15:16:38 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
LOL. I was never a member of the Sierra Leone KKK and didnt know one existed. So whats your affiliation with them?

I have always come to that conclusion that we are all one people.


Subject: Re: Rethinking theThekrio/Countryman divide?
From: Sierra Tours
To: All
Date Posted: 13:01:42 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ems0202onestp14.gsu.edu at 131.96.74.69

Message:
I remember reading what Bra Enviable posted on this same topic some weeks ago. We are all the same people with the same sad historical past.


Subject: Re: Rethinking theThekrio/Countryman divide?
From: SALONEMAN
To: All
Date Posted: 12:32:03 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: proxy2.messagelabs.net at 216.82.251.227

Message:
WHY ARE YOU EVEN COMING UP WITH THIS CRAP AGAIN.DROP THIS SUBJECT AND LET MOVE UP.


Subject: Re: Rethinking theThekrio/Countryman divide?
From: ANOTHER ONE
To: All
Date Posted: 13:29:23 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT HE COME UP WITH THIS STUFF AND I THINK THAT IT WAS IN GOOD TASTE.


Subject: PICTURES OF VALUABLE PROPERTY AT HILL STATION
From: BAMIKEH SPENCER-COLE
To: All
Date Posted: 09:12:32 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: landsdealer@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 83.229.112.2

Message:
Please excuse us for the delay in uploading these pictures.


Subject: Re: PICTURES OF VALUABLE PROPERTY AT HILL STATION
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 13:29:44 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Could not view..
Face book blocked..?


Subject: Re: PICTURES OF VALUABLE PROPERTY AT HILL STATION
From: NICE PICTURES
To: All
Date Posted: 09:13:46 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 83.229.112.2

Message:
What is the lowest price you can sell for?


Subject: A note of caution.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:00:37 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
I recieved this in a group email this AM .. and wanted to pass it on..


ADVICE - NO CHARGE
Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice! A corporate Attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company

1. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put 'PHOTO ID REQUIRED.'

2. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card Accounts, DO NOT put the complete account number on the 'For' line. Instead, just put the last four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number, and anyone who might be handling your check as it passes through all the check processing channels won't have access to it.

3. Put your work phone # on your checks instead of your home Phone. If you have a PO Box use that instead of your home address. If you do not have a PO Box, use your work address. Never have your SS# printed on your checks. (DUH!) You can add it if it is necessary. But if you have It printed, anyone can get it.

4. Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine. Do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to Call and cancel. Keep the photocopy in a safe place. I also carry a Photocopy of my passport when I travel either here or abroad. We've all heard horror stories about fraud that's committed on us in stealin g a Name, address, Social Security number, credit cards.

Unfortunately, I, an attorney, have firsthand knowledge because my Wallet was stolen last month. Within a week, the thieve(S) ordered an expensive monthly cell phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line approved to buy a Gateway computer, received a PIN number from DMV to change my driving record information online, and more. But here's some critical information to limit the damage in case this happens to you or someone you know:

5. We have been told we should cancel our credit cards immediately. But the key is having the toll free numbers and your card Numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them.

6. File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where your credit cards, etc., were stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this is a first step toward an Investigation (if there ever is one).

But here's what is perhaps most important of all: (I never even thought to do this.)

7. Call the 3 national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud al3rt on your name and also call the Social Security fraud line number. I had never heard of doing that until advised by a bank that called to tell me an application for credit was made over the internet in my name. The al3rt means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen, and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit.

By the time I was advised to do this, almost two weeks after the theft, all the damage had been done. There are records of all the credit checks initiated by the thieves' purchases, none of which I knew about before placing the al3rt. Since then, no additional damage has been done, and the thieves threw my wallet away this weekend (someone turned it in). It seems to have stopped them dead in their tracks.

Now, here are the numbers you always need to contact about your wallet, etc., has been stolen:

1.) Equifax: 800-525-6285

2.) Experian (formerly TRW): 888-397-3742

3.) Trans Union : 800-6807289

4.) Social Security Administration (fraud line):800-269-0271

We pass along jokes on the Internet; we pass along just about everything. If you are willing to pass this information along, it could really help someone that you care about


Subject: Re: A note of caution.
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 12:25:46 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
This is serious stuff; one of the most blessed pieces I have read on the forum. Had I known about this stuff, I would have saved myself a lot of grief over the years. I am saving this article for future reference. Merci.


Subject: Re: A note of caution.
From: Personal Profile
To: All
Date Posted: 12:41:45 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.13

Message:
Terrible


Subject: Remembering Thomas De La Saille Tucker's place in Pensacola
From: Black History Month, with a Sierra Leonean twist.
To: All
Date Posted: 08:56:32 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h12.79.29.71.ip.alltel.net at 71.29.79.12

Message:
Thomas De La Saille Tucker didn't sail from Africa to America on a slave ship.
Nearly 300 years after other Africans arrived in Pensacola with the Spanish led by Don Tristan de Luna in 1559, Tucker came to the United States in 1856 to complete his education.

In 1865, the year the Civil War brought an end to slavery, Tucker finished college in Ohio and began his teaching career. Not long afterward, he moved to Kentucky, then to Louisiana, before finding his way to Pensacola.
It was in Pensacola that Tucker made history.
In 1887, Gov. Edward Perry named Tucker principal of the Normal School for Colored Students. When the school was renamed Florida A&M College, Tucker became its first Largely unmentioned in Pensacola's history, Tucker is immortalized in Tallahassee with a dormitory building, Tucker Hall, named in his honor.
If not for the tireless efforts of Georgia Smith, a longtime educator and local historian, I never would have known about Tucker's Pensacola connection.
Smith said her study of Tucker's life stems from her interest to know what plantation he came from.
"But he didn't come from a plantation," Smith said. "He was a free black man when he arrived."
Born in Sherbro, Sierra Leone, in 1844, Tucker left at age 12 to make his mark in America.
Until the War between the States, almost all black people in the United States were slaves. From the beginning of slavery, Pensacola, Mobile and New Orleans were Gulf Coast towns that had a considerable number of free blacks. In Pensacola and New Orleans, half of the blacks were free 15 years before Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
Not only was there a large contingent of freed blacks, many were prosperous property owners as well.
When Tucker arrived in Pensacola in 1869 as an attorney, he immediately became a part of the black elite.
Smith said Tucker chose to live in Pensacola because it was one of the few places he could live, work and prosper as a black man in the United States.
While living in Pensacola, Tucker and Gov. Perry became friends. They had law offices on Palafox Street.
According to the 1885 Webb's Pensacola Directory, Perry lived on the corner of Palafox and Wright streets. His home still stands there today. Tucker lived on Davis and Belmont streets.
Tucker blended in well among free blacks in Pensacola because, like them, he was never a slave. And secondly, he had European and African blood lines like the Spanish-African Pensacola Creoles.
Unlike the Pensacola Creoles, Tucker's life and family history are recorded and well-documented in Pensacola and at Florida A&M University.
Even though his link to Pensacola rarely is mentioned, Tucker is an important figure in Florida's history who should not be overlooked during Black History Month or forgotten in the annals of American history.


Subject: Re: Remembering Thomas De La Saille Tucker's place in Pensac
From: Yaya Fanusie
To: All
Date Posted: 01:19:04 02/22/08 ()
Email Address: saigobe@lanset.com
Entered From: pool-71-245-169-215.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net at 71.245.169.215

Message:
For Cornelius,
Coz,
Please research Mr. Tucker. He may be related to Great Grandma Tanta. Great Grandma Tanta migrated from Saint-Louis(Ndar)Senegal and settled in Bonthe late 1800.
The perception by many was that Great Grandma was white.
Remember the Tuckers of Bonthe considered Father Hamelberg as a Tucker. Will phone you soon.
Yaya


Subject: IS THE SLPP COPYING THE BANGLADESH MODEL?
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 08:31:49 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: dator5678.161.gbgsd.se at 62.88.180.78

Message:
The politics of Bangladesh is one of the most interesting in the world but the most nasty too.That is the land where men preferred to be ruled by women and dynastic politics is more prevalent.Everyone including beggars,every entity including government institutions belong to a political party!
Since independence in 1971 only three men have ruled:one civilian and two khaki boys.Two women have been exchanging the baton from 1991 on to the present day.One of them is the elder daughter of the only civilian president who was brutally killed in a military coup while the other is the widow of the first khaki boy who also became the victim of an assassination in which the last khaki boy was suspected.

Bangladeshi politics is full of revenge, sabotage,destruction, corruption,mudslinging, filibustering, killing, defaming,extortion,blackmail etc. Currently there are four major parties.The Bangladesh Nationalist Party(BNP) led by the widow of the slain first khaki boy who later transformed himself to a civilian politician and formed this party, the Awami League(AL) led by the elder daughter of the slain first president,the Jammat i Islami(JI) led by an islamist and the Jatiya Party(JP) led by the last khaki boy who later turned a dictator.
The BNP is an insular party that beleives in everything Bangladeshi while the AL is a cosmopolitan party that believes in uniting with India.The AL can do anything to go to power even if it means selling their country.The other two believe in the ideology of the former.

When a party is in the opposition it first of all looks for a reason to boycott the parliament after which they will embark with all energy and seriousness on streets politics.They will not give the ruling party a single chance to rule with ease.For every mistake of the government there will be a strike that will last for days and when this happens everything comes to a standstill.Thugs and looters will be out in numbers to enforce the strike and loot businesses that will operate during the shutdown.There will be mass destruction of private and public property not to talk of killing when rivals from both sides face-off in the streets.The opposition always want the government to resign for minor happenings like a small rise in fuel prices or failing to condemn the Israelis for killing Palestinians or failing to make arrests when someone is being killed in a hit-and run incident which is their contrivance etc.They criticise whatever the government does even if it is to their advantage.They find fault with everything-they don't care what the people think.
If they don't have their way they can even send letters to embassies and NGOs urging them to tell their people not to invest in their country or withold any aid as long as that party is in power.They even hire lobbyists in the US and the UK to sabotge the government.They have their own gunmen who go out on killing sprees to give the impression that the country is not safe under the ruling party.They influence their cronies in the business community to either hoard essential goods of excessively inflate prices to provide a reason for accusing the government of incompetence.The opposition-controlled newspapers are always on the attack; they never write anything crediting the government even if it is worth it.They are fond of just picking out all the negatives without any care for the country's image with the sole objective of not only discrediting the government but painting an evil picture of the country so as to play on the sentiments of the diasporans and the international community.They will always claim they are the most competent,most educated and that the country was better-off during their rule even if everyone knows they are telling lies.

I see the SLPP gradually taking that path which is ominous for a country still struggling with the fallouts of a long war. I like other sane-thinking patriots wish they understand the consequences of such moves or intentions.
I hope I am wrong but if I am right, I am admonishing the SLPP to think positively and practice politics of development.They should join the attitude-redress bandwagon and help make a progressive Salone.

Remember Pa Shaki once said:
LET ALL PROGRESSIVE AND INDUSTRIOUS CITIZENS INVOLVE THEMSELVES IN THE TASK OF NATION-BUILDING THROUGH SELF-HELP AND UNITED ACTIONS.


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP COPYING THE BANGLADESH MODEL?
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 12:50:43 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Powerful stuff, Bai Bureh. I often wonder why Bangladesh is so accursed with the torrential downpours and the calamitous flooding. Even when the people are wading neck-deep through the floods to escape, they are bitten by poisonous temperamental snakes slithering in the water!

I know there are SLPP members who would roast the country to get back in power. I only hope that they love Salone more than they love their party. I hope that the GREEN MUNKU BOYS do not adopt the abysmal Bangladesh Model. It will be tragic for Salone and disastrous for SLPP in particular.


Subject: Ku Klux Klan Endorses Obama
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 05:50:18 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-197-213.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.197.213

Message:
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.


Subject: Re: Ku Klux Klan Endorses Obama
From: FAKE NEWS
To: All
Date Posted: 09:20:56 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
This news is a fake.


Subject: Re: Ku Klux Klan Endorses Obama
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 09:23:36 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
Of course it was a joke.


Subject: Re: Ku Klux Klan Endorses Obama
From: John
To: All
Date Posted: 09:11:00 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h12.79.29.71.ip.alltel.net at 71.29.79.12

Message:
Where does John McCain fit in this kkk equation?


Subject: Re: Ku Klux Klan Endorses Obama
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 09:03:22 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
Serious


Subject: Re: Ku Klux Klan Endorses Obama
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 08:45:26 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
The KKK fuel is speciallly reserved for Blacks, Jews, Communists and homosexuals. Former first Lady Hillary is none of these...or is she?

You mean that the KKK dislike their own sister Hillary that much - So much - that they prefer big, bad & black and proud brother Bai Bai Obama to their own blood?


Subject: Re: Ku Klux Klan Endorses Obama
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 08:47:31 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
You can


Subject: Re: Ku Klux Klan Endorses Obama
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 08:35:07 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
Indeed as was writ,

ďthe greatest treason
is to do the right thing
for the wrong reason.Ē

KKK endorses Brother Barack Obama?

That would be the last change, after many other changes and as Mahatma Gandhi replied when asked what he thought of Western Civilisation, he said, Ēit would be a good ideaĒ.



Subject: Re: Ku Klux Klan Endorses Obama
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:01:42 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-151-194.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.151.194

Message:
Greetings all.
Cornelius Hamelberg, John and FAKE News thanks for your input. Most foreigners in America and even many people born in America, particularly Whites (Caucasians) have a hard time understanding the concept of Slavery, racism, Klans and Rednecks. Many Whites think all Blacks were Slaves and that the name racist is synonymous with or is an identification of all White. This is because most do not care about their history. Thank God that is changing gradually.
Most people have lived their lives listening to oral tradition and have been either indoctrinated or have a tendency to believing these stories, some of which do not have distinctive explanation therefore, the potency for bulging and confusing the rhetoric and categorization in a generalized misconcient becomes unavoidable. Lapses in time and space make it inconceivable for many to believe the changes of time. There is very little exception in this case.
In that case, let me suggest that I would not doubt the news of a Klu Klux Klan member 's endorsement of Senator Barrack Obama because the ground work for such transformation was set since and before the Civil Rights Era and has taken a vigorous booster for transformation after the origins of the Internet, which also took place during the Civil Rights era but most importantly, in the 1990's to the present where, the grip on information has been crushed by curiosity of the mind, the easy access to knowledge and the closeness of the world Community who can now share information about cultures readily, with an insatiable appetite and an indomitable rapidity.
To which I would summit that I shall never underestimate the power of knowledge (information.)
Let me emphasize that Senator Clinton is not a Klan member because she is White nor is McCain or Huckabee. Not all Whites are Klan members.
Many Whites have kicked against Klan ideologies since its emergence in particularly the 17th. 18th. and 19th. Centuries. The FBI and CIA have time and again prosecuted Klan operatives for crimes against humanity, which has forced so many Klan shells to fall apart losing membership as is seen in the link you provided. It has forced many Klan members to apologize to Blacks in particular for the horrors they caused them, which was unheard-of in years leading to the fifties and sixties up to the era of popular culture in the late 70ís early 80ís and particularly in the 1990ís.
White Supremacy now sees its support among very few dynamic people but mostly among the working and non- working poor or semi illiterate or illiterate poor.
As I mentioned before, there is confusion about certain identification. Identifications such as Racist, Supremist and Separatists Rednecks are totally confused by many White people and those who claim to be White, so it is among people of non-White origins as the identification White itself is confused. The word Redneck is a word that has itís origin in Ireland but was latter used to mean poor, uneducated White who works in the sun on the countryside. When you read further you would find out how the name started and how it is used today.
Classic example is the word Redneck. Please read what it means in the link bellow to realize that this rhetoric is confusing to many.
The government of the United States has fought the Klan and mechanisms have been adopted to educate members that have resulted in their change of stance, an issue that I have posted here time and again. Therefore, with the momentum America has gathered to ensuring the words written in the Emancipation Proclamation that states we are created equal is very much a focus to seeing that we all enjoy our inalienable rights. In which case, I will not doubt to see a member or members of the Klu Klux Klan embrace Sen. Barrack Obama because they have learned from experience that we are created in God's image therefore, we must enjoy our inalienable rights.
Read about Redneck in the following:


Subject: APC
From: Insider
To: All
Date Posted: 05:33:25 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 177-65-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.65.177

Message:
Discomfited SLPPers and their wicked surrogates have started to paint an onimous picture of the APC. Forumites will agree that the five months old APC governmnet has managed to accomplish electricity in Freetown which the SLPP took eleven years to install.
This sore loser, SLPP is also trying to instill fear and lies that the APC is against foreigners. Shame on these pathetic liars in the SPP. Some of us are proud to see our poor people voted the APC into power and today, as it is the APC is initiating good programmes and projects in our Country. God will guide and strengthen Ernest Koroma to bring prosperity in our Country.
No amount of wicked lies and propaganda will shifht the attention of the current APC cadres to develop our Country.
Some of us are tottally behind the APC and will not sit by and allow SLPP tribalists and wicked people to tear our Country.
Unlike, the SLPP which is elitist, our APC embraces every group and will change the lifestyle of the poor.
Bravo APC
Bravo Ernest Koroma
Bravo to all patriotic Sierra Leoneans.
Down with tribal SLPP


Subject: Re: APC
From: Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 06:42:19 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
SLPP does not have to lie. The truth is apparent to everyone in SIerra Leone. APC needs to stop the oneupmanship. APC won the elections because SLPP did not deliver.

APC stop the blame game. The present govt has not done anything concrete in five months and I frankly do not expect them to. It is APC increasing the tempo and making on unrealistic promises. It wasted 32 millions on trying to provide intermittent electricity to Freetown. As the people in Freetown say , NO TO LIGHT WE DAE EAT. The truth is that the electricity problem has not been solved and will not be solved for at least two years, no fault of the current APC.

Crime in sierra Leone has increased since the Civil war, again no fault of the current APC but the current Govt has done nothing to address the situation. Its unrealitic rhetoric during the elections has given tacit approval to some these thugs to be lawless.

SLpp does not have to put out wicked lies or propaganda. The truth is out there. SLPP may be elitist , the current APC are regionalists . Check out your cabinet which is Northern based. Of course the former APC included everyone,;The govt was oneparty.
I admire EBK 's determination to solve the nation's problems but Sierra Leone needs more than determination and promises. He needs to solve one problem at a time completely.


Subject: Re: APC
From: Insider
To: All
Date Posted: 07:45:15 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip56500dd1.direct-adsl.nl at 86.80.13.209

Message:
Kamara, that is the way to go. We have to debate and I am proud of you that you do not resort to vulgarity.
Keep that spirit.


Subject: Re: APC
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 08:24:44 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Thanks my salone brother.


Subject: Re: APC
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 06:44:53 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: dator5678.161.gbgsd.se at 62.88.180.78

Message:
You can say that again!


Subject: Re: APC
From: medkay
To: All
Date Posted: 08:19:51 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 161.red-83-52-123.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 83.52.123.161

Message:
Gooday forumnites,this unpatriot slpp party is so desperate that within just five months reign of our new energetic and focused president his excellency obai koroma have done for our beloved nation,the frustated ones(slpp)supporters are just poppingup with their unpatriotism and tribalistic belief but you wont succeed sierra leonean have suffered so long.Give peace a chance.


Subject: Re: APC
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 10:10:57 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
BRAINLESS BAI BUREH, I ADVISE YOU TO STOP YABBING AND GO BACK TO SCHOOL. YOU NEED SOME MORE SCHOOLING; "AR SWEH"


Subject: Re: APC
From: medkay
To: All
Date Posted: 11:34:02 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 52.red-83-46-20.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 83.46.20.52

Message:
Mr.joe lahai,you seem to know, but do not know,were have you been? when sierra leone is in the bottom of the world poorest in human index.With all your know how you are a not.Try to come with idea that push sierra leone forward,you frustated loosers. hope to get from you.


Subject: Sheka Tarawallie State House Press Secretary
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 04:51:29 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: client-86-0-80-223.leed.adsl.virgin.net at 86.0.80.223

Message:
Your issue on the State house website not in full operation but allows the public to have access is incomprehensible. What is the purpose of your argument? Why do you allow the accessibility of a website (the core organ of your institution) that is not fully operational? Why don't you make it inaccessible and inform intended viewers that 'THIS WEBSITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION'? It will help your saliva if you learn to be proactive! No Sierra leone or the world are fools. Your hasty decision to test a website that is not ready shows incompetence on your part. You can still test your website internationally not allowing access to the world. I am not a website guru but logic dictates that you cannot put out that which is not ready. You want to test the state's website, do it privately and when it is ready you can launch it for the whole world to see. Your excuses are not good food for my saliva - you want to take me like a fool. Stop this nonsense and get on to do a proper job.


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SLPP Rebuttal story : Much ado about nothing PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sheka Tarawallie State House Press Secretary
Thursday, 21 February 2008

On the article in question, I have already spoken to a good number of people, including journalists, on this subject, but I deem it fit, since the opposition has taken it upon itself to wash its dirty linens in public, to make certain points clear. READ THE WHOLE STORY :
PRESS STATEMENT SLPP REBUTTAL STORY Ė MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING By Sheka Tarawalie (State House Press Secretary), at the Ngor Diarama Hotel, Dakar, Senegal - 21 February 2008 I am currently out of Sierra Leone on official engagements in Senegal, but I feel compelled to respond to issues being raised by the Opposition Sierra Leone Peopleís Party (SLPP) about an article concerning Dr. Francis Kai Kai and his alleged attempts to mobilise ex-kamajor fighters to disrupt the forthcoming local council elections. From the outset, I must say the SLPP is blowing things out of proportion by organising a press conference and issuing a press statement on an issue that should not have taken centre stage in the agenda of our country at this time. One would have expected the opposition to have called a press conference to hail the moves of President Koroma in seeking the interest of the nation by successfully negotiating substantial support from the Libyan Government to the people of Sierra Leone at a time when such support is greatly needed. A responsible opposition is not only there to oppose but to uphold national interest. That the SLPP never made mention of this, but instead delved on a matter that had already been filed to the Independent Media Commission (IMC) and awaiting hearing, is a calculated attempt to divert the minds of the people from the international/diplomatic gains being made by the APC government. On the article in question, I have already spoken to a good number of people, including journalists, on this subject, but I deem it fit, since the opposition has taken it upon itself to wash its dirty linens in public, to make certain points clear. Firstly, the State House website is still under construction and has not been launched for the publicís consumption. A mere click at the said website clearly shows that it is still being tested: www.statehouse.gov.sl/test2/. This website has not been advertised anywhere, and we have never asked the public to have a look at it, neither have we contacted any potential advertisers nor other websites for possible links. This means that anything tried on the website in the form of articles or pictures is purely on trial and entirely for internal purposes. We are not responsible for anyone being too curious about things and finding out what was not meant for public consumption. Suffice it to say that the publicity given to this website by the SLPP on the story in question is neither our creation nor our intention. Secondly, the story in question was well sourced, but the writer Joseph Kamanda used his discretion not to put it out for public consumption. The IMC and the general local media in Sierra Leone know that Joseph Kamanda reports for the online newspaper www.cocorioko.net, but he did not send the said report to it. He merely used the article for the purpose of testing and has ever since taken it off the site. If he had wanted to actually discredit Dr Francis Kai Kai as alleged, he would have filed the report to Cocorioko. Thirdly, as intimated earlier, Dr. Francis Kai Kai had already reported the matter to the IMC, there was therefore no need to hold a press conference. Fourthly, I am not sure the IMC will take this matter seriously, except perhaps because the IMC itself is more culpable in an online crime of still telling the world that Ahmed Tejan Kabbah is President of Sierra Leone. If one should click on the IMCís official website, it would be discovered on the ĎActivitiesí page that the Ďlatestí report still portrays to the world (with a photograph) that Kabbah is the President of Sierra Leone - http://www.imc-sl.org/activity.htm Who then is portraying a bad image of Sierra Leone, of a people refusing to accept change? Fifthly, the SLPP should stop playing the fool by saying that they brought peace to Sierra Leone. If they did, they would have still been in power. The people of Sierra Leone know how peace was belatedly brought to our country, and at a great loss, which obviously could have been avoided by a responsible government at the time. And the people know how the DDR programme was implemented haphazardly and therefore still leaves most of our youth unemployed and un-reintegrated. The people spoke in the last parliamentary and presidential elections. A responsible opposition will respect just that. The hullabaloo being raised by the SLPP on this Francis-Kai-Kai issue is tantamount to the tantrums of a man caught with his pants down.


Subject: Re: Sheka Tarawallie State House Press Secretary
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 11:30:08 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
WHAT AN INSULT TO OUR INTELLIGENCE. SHEKA TARAWALLY HAS JUST EXPOSED HIS NAKED BUTT TO THE WORLD. AN INCOMPETENT PERSON WHO HAS NOTHING TO DO CAN STILL MAKE A MESS OF HIS INCOMPETENCE.


Subject: Re: Sheka Tarawallie State House Press Secretary
From: Professor LOOK
To: All
Date Posted: 09:37:00 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.68.110

Message:
I think Shekito's points are valid. The SLPP is building a mountain out of a molehill. Bad losers!!


Subject: Re: Sheka Tarawallie State House Press Secretary
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 11:27:15 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: client-86-0-80-223.leed.adsl.virgin.net at 86.0.80.223

Message:
What is not understandable is the accessibilty of a website (the main organ of communication for all) to all when it is still under construction. What is the problem in waiting for it to be comp,eted before access to all? That is my point. Rush! Rush! Yields bad workmanship. Let Shekito admit his incompetence in this matter.


Subject: Re: Sheka Tarawallie State House Press Secretary
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 14:25:13 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Why don't they just get Muckson Sesay? Look at the wonders he has done here at Cocorioko. Shekito are you listening?


Subject: TWO TOWN LOT & 2 BED ROOM HOUSE 4 SALE. SOUTH RIDGE AREA
From: BAMIKEH SPENCER-COLE, ESQ.
To: All
Date Posted: 04:35:53 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: landsdealer@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 83.229.112.2

Message:
Asking Price: 30,000 EUROS
locat1on: SOUTH RIDGE.
STATUS: FREE AND CLEAR.
All documents on hand , transferred in one week.
EMAIL FOR PICTURES: landsdealer@yahoo.com
PLOT NUMBER: Disclosed to serious enquirers only.
Amenities: Dug out well, excellent view of Freetown, big water tank and Italian tiled floors.
Simply spend about 30,000 Euros and build another big house and increase your house value to over $150,000
TO VISIT: CALL 00-232-76-724-220
DIRECTIONS: FROM HILL STATION/WILBERFORCE, TAKE REGENT ROAD NORTH, TAKE A LEFT AT CHOITRAMS HOSPITAL AND OLD SCHOOL NIGHT CLUB JUNCTION, GO PASS THE OAU VILLAGE VILLAS, PASS THE BRIDGE, MAKE A LEFT, GO UP HILL , MAKE A RIGHT AT THE SALCOST ELECTRIC POLE, GO UPHILL , MAKE A LEFT AT THE NASSIT ESTATES JUNCTION GO AROUND THE NASSIT ESTATES MAKE ARIGHT GO ABOUT 100 YARDS PASS THE AREA KNOWN AS JAY CEE TOWN, PASS AN UNFINISHED 2 STOREY BUILDING AND STOP AT HOUSE AT BOTTOM OF HILL.


Subject: ANTENNA SITE FOR SALE. (LEISTER ROAD AREA)
From: BAMIKEH SPENCER-COLE, ESQ.
To: All
Date Posted: 04:18:05 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: landsdealer@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 83.229.112.2

Message:
AVAILABLE IS A ONE TOWN LOT SUITABLE FOR MOBILE PHONE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES, RADIO STATIONS ETC AT LEISTER ROAD, SUMAILAH TOWN. THIS IS THE HIGHEST POINT IN THE CITY OF FREETOWN PROPER,. SITUATED OFF PADEMBA ROAD, GO UPHILL TO SORIE TOWN, PASS HON. JUSTICE OSHO-WILLIAMS HOUSE, PASS MAGISTRATE UMU TEJAN JALLOH'S HOUSE , GO FURTHER UP TO ISMAILAH TOWN, GO STRAIGHT UP THE HILL TO LEISTER ROAD STOP AT THE TURN ABOUT , WALK UP A STEEPY HILL.

WILL ARRANGE A TOUR OF THE AREA TO BUYERS WHO HAVE FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES ONLY AS THE AREA IS VERY STEEP.

ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS ARE ON HAND AND CAN BE TRANSFERRED WITHIN ONE WEEK.

ASKING PRICE IS TWO THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING.

NATURAL SPRING WATER IS RUNNING DOWNHILL AND EXCELLENT VIEW OF THE CITY OF FREETOWN AND THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, COULD ALSO MAKE A NICE MOUNTAIN HOUSE OR RESORT OR YOU CAN BUILD A BEAUTIFUL HOUSE THERE AS WELL.
ALSO AVAILABLE IS NPA ELECTRICITY CONNECTION, CLOSE TO DWOZARK FARM , NEW ENGLAND AND FOURAH BAY COLLEGE.

I will email pictures separately to interested parties who request it through my email as the connection in Africa is slow and emailing color pictures is difficult


Subject: Re: ANTENNA SITE FOR SALE. (LEISTER ROAD AREA)
From: MADMAN
To: All
Date Posted: 16:24:08 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: proxy2.messagelabs.net at 216.82.251.227

Message:
I WILL DEFINATELY BE DRAGGING YOU TO COURT IF YOU SELL THAT PIECE OF LAND.YOU THINK I MIGHT NOT KNOW YOUR PLANS,YOU WAIT AND SEE.

AWAN-GUT,BIG-EYE,GREEDY,KAPU-KAPU.TAKE TIN WAY NOTO YOU YONE.

BY THE WAY I HAVE CONSULTED MY LAWYER AND SHOWN HIM A COPY OF THIS YOUR RUBBISH CHEAP ADVERTISEMENT.


Subject: Re: ANTENNA SITE FOR SALE. (LEISTER ROAD AREA)
From: Foday Mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 10:27:57 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-172-251-180.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.251.180

Message:
Moderator, this is an advertisement.Please try to enforce the rules.If anyone wants to advertise,send it to advertise@cocorioko.net.We have suppported the community and we hope people will use there wise judgement to be supportive or simply follow the rules of the forum.


Subject: Re: ANTENNA SITE FOR SALE. (LEISTER ROAD AREA)
From: BAMIKEH SPENCER-COLE, ESQ.
To: All
Date Posted: 04:20:19 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: landsdealer@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 83.229.112.2

Message:
My email address is : landsdealer@yahoo.com
Tel: 232-76-724-220


Subject: HILL STATION AREA. 1 TOWN LOT AND HOUSE FOR SALE
From: BAMIKEH SPENCER-COLE, ESQ.
To: All
Date Posted: 04:05:42 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: landsdealer@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 83.229.112.2

Message:
Please note that the one town lot has been sold. Thanks for your interests.


Subject: Re: HILL STATION AREA. 1 TOWN LOT AND HOUSE FOR SALE
From: MADMAN
To: All
Date Posted: 16:25:11 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: proxy2.messagelabs.net at 216.82.251.227

Message:
SEE YOU IN COURT.


Subject: AWHORENESS TIMES
From: Olu Gordon dey kill we wit laff
To: All
Date Posted: 23:43:22 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
" AWhoreness Times".
By Richard Gordon . Bo nor kill we with laff.


Subject: Re: AWHORENESS TIMES
From: Observer
To: All
Date Posted: 03:34:17 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.206.223.12

Message:
I find it extremely vulgar and repulsive.


Subject: Re: AWHORENESS TIMES
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 11:16:41 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
E X A C T L Y !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Subject: Re: AWHORENESS TIMES
From: London Boy
To: All
Date Posted: 06:28:07 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.78

Message:
So do I, especially coming from a smelly lay-about like Olu.


Subject: Re: AWHORENESS TIMES
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 01:03:44 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
When I saw Richie describe Awareness Times as Awhoreness Times, I nearly pissed on myself with laughter. When Sylvia reads that, she is going to be extra 'worwor' with vexation. Her petticoats must be in a frump tonight!


Subject: NO FEN PLABA, NO
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 01:38:08 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
"When Sylvia reads that, she
is going to be extra 'worwor'
with vexation."

(Fen Plaba)??????
______________________________________________
NO WAY TO TREAT A WOMAN YOU PREVIOUSLY SAID YOU LOVE


Subject: Re: NO FEN PLABA, NO
From: FINEBOY
To: All
Date Posted: 16:32:13 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: proxy2.messagelabs.net at 216.82.251.227

Message:
FEN PLABA,THIS WOMAN IS THE SEXIEST WOMAN I HAVE EVER SEEN.I LOVE HER.I AM SERIOUS CAN YOU HOOK ME UP WITH HER.

I WILL DEFINATELY HAVE NO COMPETITION.I HATE COMPETITION.


Subject: Nostalgia
From: Onliner
To: All
Date Posted: 23:07:02 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-91-32-112.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 68.91.32.112

Message:
What do you say, Bai Bureh?
Haaalo!


Subject: Re: Nostalgia
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 04:47:56 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: dator5678.161.gbgsd.se at 62.88.180.78

Message:
Bra u go kill me oh! You go make ah run go Salone now, now, for go see me papa because you done take me way back.Right now ah dae picture me papa een tape recorder in those days way dem music ya dae play.


Subject: HOW TO STOP MURDER AND OTHER VIOLENT CRIME.
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 20:36:19 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Let's do this once a month at Lumley Beach and I bet you we will solve the crime problem real quick!


Subject: Re: IS SOMEONE LISTENING OUT THERE?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari esq.
To: All
Date Posted: 23:45:30 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
fen Plaba I am very much against the death penalty. It is morally wrong and against the dictates of all Abrahamic religions. Life was given by God and it is for him to take. I however believe that in the African setting it may be a deterrent. However, I believe that the government must allow peaceful citizens who do not have any criminal records to own Guns for defense within their homes and provide special licenses for people in certain professions such as business men who have to carry a large quantity of cash as a result of their business transactions. That would even the score very quickly.

The problem here is that the Police are OVERWORKED AND UNDERPAID. On any given night, particularly on weekends, one may come accross groups of police officers with submachine guns and automatic rifles slung over their shoulders, wearing overalls and sometimes with wooled ski masks on their heads, "ON FOOT" SUPPOSEDLY PATROLLING the streets of freetown. It beats me how these officers could respond to any emergencies within a mile of their locat1on. How would they know about it?

The average police officer takes home less than one hundred dollars home per month. It would make more sens it seems to me that these police officers can be given an incentive to earn more money by being efficient in looking out for vehicular scofflaws and giving traffic citations.

Furthermore, the Police department is not adequately equipped to respond to emergencies. there are not enough police vehicles to respond to emergencies, there is inadequate support in the form aof a credible emergency line such as the 911 emergency line that we have in the United States, Most police stations do not have adequate electricity and it is not unusual to pass by any police station and watch officers strain through hurricane lamps and candles which in some cases they have to purchase themselves from their meagre salaries. the available vehicles are usually being kept as the personal vehicles of top police brass in their homes and are thus unavailable for response to emergencies and or delay any such response. And the sad part of it is that many of these top police brass are owners of more than one personal vehicles. It would seem odd that Police vehicles are being used to take spouses to mareket, pick children up from school and do other errands not in concert with their stated purpose. This should be nipped in the bud because in the final analysis, who buys the fuel for these runs? Is it the state? or is it the police officer who uses the vehicle for personal runs? Would this be considered corruption worthy of punishment? Are their police regulations that would prevent the abuse of state property? Who keeps the inventory of Government vehicles? The othetr day I took pictures of a government vehicle at a garage at the 5th street bridge at mountain cut. My purpose was to share with some one in the government that there does not seem to be any accountability for the inventory of government vehicles running or not. These matters are festering. there were an anathema while the APC was in opposition and the mere fact that they continue to exist tells me that we have our work cut out for us.

It is not unusual to see police vehicles being used as passenger vehicles and or wood carrying vehicles which are uses contrary to the objectives of a "force for good". I agree with you that changes need to be made and they need to be made fast. Firstly the government must, with all speed and alacrity seek to legislate a new vehicle code, enforced by the police and a traffic court, which will provide for fines in violation of the code. Simple matters such as driving without insurance and license should be ticketable fines, and there should be no need for a police officer to have an offender have to drive to the police department to "make statement" and then get charged to court. A simple signature of the offender on a priomise to appear at the bottom of a traffic citation should suffice. The system as it is presently constituted is too cumbersome, and inefficient. It makes me wonder whether or not the so called infusion of cash and training into the police force made any changes at all.

The creation of a Sierra Leone department of Motor vehicles which will superceed the present inefficient Road transport department would be an excellent idea. It is an idea whose time hads come and is long overdue. The codification of laws within the framework of a department of motor vehicles would create a method of obtaining revenue for the police department and subsidize the re surfacing of a road infrastructure if properly administered.

IS SOMEONE LISTENING OUT THERE?


Subject: Re: IS SOMEONE LISTENING OUT THERE?
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 00:54:49 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Oremi,
I wish that all the reforms you have so eloquently espoused for the Police force are carried out, and that the Judiciary is rinsed and 'Whitexed' of all corruption. Then our people will go to sleep at night without keeping one eye open. Foreign investors will not be leery of travelling to Sierra Leone for fear of being hacked or shot by unscrupulous local business partners who will then buy off the police.

My only fear is that these reforms will take forever to be put in place, thereby allowing violent criminals to continue to prey on the populace with impunity. Unless a firm example is set- and I think of none more dissuasive than capital sanction- Sierra Leone will become a Wild West haven for desperadoes and brigands.

So while the law-enforcement reforms work their way through Parliament, I suggest we string a couple of murderers to discourage other adventurers. With all the economic problems the President is battling, he really does not need crime to become an issue. Such an occurrence will be deleterious, sadly.


Subject: Journalist Arrested and Detained in Sierra Leone
From: JOURNALIST
To: All
Date Posted: 20:34:12 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Journalist Arrested and Detained in Sierra Leone
By Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai
Thu, 21 Feb 2008


Society for Democratic Initiatives, Sierra Leone (SDI-SL) states its total opposition to the recent criminal action taken against Mr Jonathan Leigh, Editor of the Independent Observer, by Transport and Aviation Minister, Kemoh Sesay. Mr Leigh was arrested following an article stating that the Minister had built two large mansions in the immediate period after being elected into office.

SDI-SL has repeatedly raised its concern regarding the ongoing application of the Criminal and Seditious Libel provisions of the 1965 Public Order Act. These provisions are archaic and essentially used, by government, as a tool to silence journalists and create fear within the media. It was an instrument widely used by the previous administration in notable cases such as that of Paul Kamara, Editor of For di People Newspaper. President Koroma had, in his first month, given assurance that this new government would respect and protect freedom of the press Ė a fact called into question by this recent development. Democracy itself is dependent on an open society, a society marked by freedom of speech. The media have a decisive role to play in such a society, as a watchdog of government. Any attempts to muzzle them must be viewed as an attack on democracy itself. Criminal defamation laws, false publication laws & seditious libel laws (Ďinsult lawsí) have been used to suppress criticism of official wrongdoing and corruption, and to stave off public scrutiny.

Such laws undermine the right to freedom of expression which is protected by the Constitution of Sierra Leone and under international law.

Ideally, the legitimate aim of defamation law should be to protect the reputation of an individual or identifiable entity, which has a right to sue and be sued, against injury such as publication which tends to lower his/her esteem or exposes him/her to public ridicule or hatred. Mr Leigh had indeed already printed a retraction on the article concerned. Sufficient options for redress exist within civil law and therefore SDI-SL finds the ministerís resort to the criminal law as unacceptable in a democratic society.

In addition, because the act is criminal under the Public Order Act, such actions are brought on behalf of government officials by the public prosecutionís office. The protection of oneís reputation is essentially a private matter. The State, including the police and public prosecutors ought not to take part in the initiation or prosecution of criminal defamation cases, regardless of the status of the person affected. Using State resources to protect the reputations of public officials amounts to an abuse of public resources, resources which would be better allocated to other aspects of the justice system in Sierra Leone.

A further concern is in regards to the refusal to grant bail, at the first instance, by the Justice of the Peace presiding over the matter. Whilst Mr Leigh was able to secure bail by application to the High Court it was set at an excessively high amount of Le 200 million. The court does indeed hold discretion to grant bail or not. However with such discretion comes responsibility, a responsibility to exercise that discretion on reasonable and logical grounds. SDI-SL is concerned that the decision made in the Jonathan Leigh case was neither logical nor reasonable and disproportionate to the aim of redress the defamations are suppose to pursue.

SDI-SL would like to draw attention to the constitutional protection given to freedom of expression under Article 25, Chapter III of the 1991 Constitution. Such a constitutional protection clearly calls into question the validity of provisions of the 1965 Act. This freedom is also protected in a plethora of international treaties, treaties to which Sierra Leone is a signatory: the Universal Declaration on Human Rights; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; Africa Charter on Human Right and Peoples Rights and Johannesburg Declaration on Freedom of Expression and Information.

SDI strongly opposes the usage of defamation laws when they seek to prevent legitimate criticism of public officials or the exposure of official wrongdoing or corruption. Defamation laws should reflect the importance of open debate about matters of public concern and the principle that public figures are required to accept a greater degree of criticism than private citizens; in particular, laws which provide special protection for public figures, such as desacato laws, should be repealed

Therefore SDI would like to call on all civil society and media institutions to join with us in advocating for the repeal of this archaic and restrictive Act.

For comments and feedbacks please contact Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai: measdrb@yahoo.co.uk measdrb@gmail.com


Subject: Bishop Humper The Thumper! HUMPER THE BOMBA!
From: PEEP MAGAZINE
To: All
Date Posted: 17:56:21 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
PEEP MAGAZINE

Bishop Humper The Thumper! HUMPER THE BOMBA!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - FRONT PAGE

The United Methodist Churchís 128th annual conference didnít take off on Tuesday, February 19, following a peaceful Ďnon-violent spiritual protestí which ended up in a tussle between Bishop Joseph Christian Humper and a UMC youth member.

Spiritual Protest
The conference was supposed to start at Baughman Church, Bass Street at 9am Tuesday. As early as 8am, young UMC members had gathered to chant religious hymns and psalms in their Ďspiritual protestí against the conference going ahead under Bishop Humperís charmanship.
ďBishop Humper took great exception and tried to stop the youth singing. He walked up to one of them, Samuel ĎJackyí Massaquoi and gave him a stinging slap.
This led to a brief tussleĒ an eyewitness said.

Humper Taken Away
A senior UMC clergyman separated the Ďcombatantsí and Humper was hustled away to another locat1on.

UMC Conference Off
As of yesterday, 9pm, there was no sign of the conference going ahead. Concerned laity of the UMC have written to both Humper and the UMCís West African Bishops to postpone the meeting. No reply has been received as we to press.


Subject: HOW NOT TO RUN SIERRA LEONE LIKE A BUSINESS ENTERPRISE!
From: PROFESSOR PEEP
To: All
Date Posted: 17:35:48 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
BY OLU GORDON

HOW NOT TO RUN SIERRA LEONE LIKE A BUSINESS ENTERPRISE!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - Professor Peep's Page

Ten ways how not to Ďrun Sierra Leone like a businessí

1. Spending Le80 million on cleaning each month when for the same sum (Le960m a year), you could develop a public private FREETOWN SOLID WASTE COMPANY which could run cleaning on, em-heh, BUSINESS LINES...

2. Locking up your citizens for about a THIRD of a commercial business day (even though there is absolutely no LAW justifying this 6am-12noon curfew).

3. Leaving street traders to block your main thoroughfares on the tenuous basis ďthey voted for us in 2007Ē. (so, no one else in Freetown did?)

4. Letting TRAFFIC GRIDLOCK paralyse transport between East and West of what is, after all, really quite a small city.

5. Leaving Phillip Lukulay a free hand to rip off the MARITIME AUTHORITY.

6. Entering into ambitious, though well intentioned, agreement with SHYLOCK ĎIndependent Power Producersí which probably cost you 50% more than you would have paid for a properly negotiated CONTRACT (where is the contract? ha! ha!).

7. Letting SOJAS run around beating people and breaking walls.. even though they have no BUSINESS in civilian affairs (pardon the pun! ha! ha!).

8. Retaining that OLD GUY at National Commission for Privatisation; when it is ABUNDANTLY clear (from three-four years of his activities at NCP) that he has no clue about how heís privatising loss making parastatals.

9. Leaving it to the last minute to deal with PETROL QUEUES (APC! una nor mek TOE-LINE use we back oh! ha! ha!)

10. Itís been three months.. have Ministers given us their Mission Statements yet? (letís give them another 90 days?)


Subject: Re: HOW NOT TO RUN SIERRA LEONE LIKE A BUSINESS ENTERPRISE!
From: jackal
To: All
Date Posted: 17:58:43 02/20/08 ()
Email Address: epa@gmail.com
Entered From: at 76.29.62.61

Message:
In the typical business cycle, the first quarter is a period of testing the market to evaluate how to roll out product/service delivery to capture market share.
I am hopeful the second quarter results should be resourceful.
Six million customers with an average earning of less than $200 a year should expect productive gains from a business leader.
I count on the CEO...BIG TIME.


Subject: NO STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASES
From: PROFESSOR PEEP
To: All
Date Posted: 17:33:17 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
PEEP MAGAZINE

NO STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASES!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - Back Talk

1.How very strange that this newspaper has not received one single press release from State House since President Ernest Koroma took office on September 17, 2007?

2. When he was just plain Ernest Koroma, and was up the road here at APC House, we used to get APC press releases all the time... Could it be, now heís MOVED, that the distance to our offices are just too far for messengers to travel to deliver pertinent information?

3. And we are just wondering why A Whoreness Times, once no friend of the Ďilliterateí APC, now seems to have State House Press Releases as soon as they are issued?

4. Could it be the solidarity of former juntarists has been consolidated with the appointment of Sheikh ĎShekhitoí Tarawallie as Press Attache with his Ďcomradesí of the Ninja persuasion?

5. Does State House want PROFESSOR PEEP to start issuing mock press releases from State House? Or is someone going to tell State House Information department it might be a good idea to give Sierra Leoneís leading satirical news magazine an update of what the Presidentís doing?


Subject: Re: NO STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASES
From: Professor LOOK
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Date Posted: 09:33:34 02/21/08 ()
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What I know is State House issues its press releases via email, showing a movement with the modern times. Why does PEEPnot hae an email? You have yourself to blame for being or feeling left out. Get an email address and get on the bandwagon


Subject: Re: NO STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASES
From: JOE LAHAI
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Date Posted: 11:14:25 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
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ARE PRESS RELEASES PUBLISHED BY NEWSPAPERS FREE OF CHARGE? THAT JUNTA COLLABORATOR, SHEKITO MUST ANSWER THIS


Subject: DRIVE-BY SHOOT?
From: SALONEMAN
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Date Posted: 17:11:56 02/20/08 ()
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FROM COCORIOKO NEWS PAPER-
'Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Crime Services, Francis Munu told journalists that information so far obtained revealed that the deceased was on board his Mercedes Benz car heading for his Allen Town residence, when he was attacked and shot by unknown assailants who were on board a vehicle with no registration number".

THIS SOUNDS LIKE A DRIVE-BY-SHOOTING OR DELIBRATE AND WELL EXECUTED ARMBUSH.I THINK THE FULLAHS SHOULD ALSO CHECK WITHIN THEIR RANKS.IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN SOME MAFIA-CONNECTION OR COMPETITION GONE REALLY UGLY.

I HOPE THE POLICE WILL SOLVE THIS CRIME.


Subject: Re: DRIVE-BY SHOOT?
From: SALONEMAN
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Date Posted: 17:14:10 02/20/08 ()
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CORRECTION-IT SHOULD READ "DRIVE-BY-SHOOTING"


Subject: Re: DRIVE-BY SHOOT?
From: Basco
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Date Posted: 17:26:48 02/20/08 ()
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I hope a large reward is put up for any information leading to the arrest of these murderers.


Subject: Ever heard of the REAL ID ACT
From: M. Alieu Iscandari esq
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Date Posted: 13:47:36 02/20/08 ()
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REAL_ID_Act


Subject: Re: Ever heard of the REAL ID ACT (oh I love this!)
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 15:24:11 02/20/08 ()
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Entered From: pool-71-178-151-194.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.151.194

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Pardon me!
ďLinking of license and ID card databases
_______________________________________________________
Each state must agree to share its motor vehicle database with all other states. This database must include, at a minimum, all the data printed on the state drivers' licenses and ID cards, plus drivers' histories (including motor vehicle violations, suspensions, and points on licenses). Any state that does not link its database, containing records on all drivers and ID holders, to the database of the other states loses its federal funding.Ē
This is the area that I need some explanations on. Are interstates not sharing theirs motor vehicle database with all other states since September 11 or is this to facilitate and or with concern to the REAL ID Act?
I would like this very much; very very much so that certain secrets remain no secrets any more."
_______________________________________________________
This will prevent courts from confusing driverse license with legal status.
_______________________________________________________
Oh, I love this yavoteh!


Subject: On a serious note...When should a business use Auditors?
From: Ronaldino
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Date Posted: 12:46:30 02/20/08 ()
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Could the Accountants and folks with a financial background please forward some answers? Is it by the size of the turnover or the size of the company? What are the criterea.


Subject: Re: On a serious note...When should a business use Auditors?
From: Kamara
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Date Posted: 14:10:33 02/20/08 ()
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you need an independent accountant or auditor when the bankers or funders of your company or organizaton require it. you can ask for a compilation or review of business records. these are less expensive and are less extensive than an audit. Auditors charge between $95.00 to $250.00 an hour.Keep that in mind.

You do an audit, if you are an ongoing busisiness looking for a large loan.


Subject: Re: On a serious note...When should a business use Auditors?
From: Candid Opinion
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Date Posted: 14:26:03 02/20/08 ()
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I would think anytime any other entity has an equitable interests in the company and your saying its so "Yeh, we made 2 Millionm Last year, i checked myself" will infringe on that entities right to fairness..

In other words.. you might be in a position to cook the books if it was left in your hands alone.. So to take away the notion of conflict of interests.. you might be proactive or the company can demand an audit..


Subject: Re: On a serious note...When should a business use Auditors?
From: Ronaldino
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Date Posted: 17:33:11 02/20/08 ()
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Thanks very much. Is it a requirement by the IRS?


Subject: Re: On a serious note...When should a business use Auditors?
From: kamara
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Date Posted: 06:13:27 02/22/08 ()
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It is not a requirement by IRS but you can use an audit to substantiate your Taxes as it shows and independent person reviewed your business


Subject: Re: On a serious note...When should a business use Auditors?
From: Candid Opinion
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Date Posted: 08:58:27 02/21/08 ()
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That i cant answer..
You would have to check thier site or call thier 1800 number..


Subject: QUIZ FOR MY FRIEND, FEN PLABA
From: Kawusu
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Date Posted: 12:28:58 02/20/08 ()
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Fen Plaba,
Providing correct answers to the following questions wins you a treat from me at Greenwich Village on Saturday. Good Luck.


1. George Bush snubbed Salone on his African tour because of:

A. EBKís red neck-tie
B. Northernization
C. EBKís pro-Libya foreign policy
D. All of the above


2. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is to George Bush as EBK is to:

A. Moammar Ghadafi
B. Blaise Compaore
C. Both



3. The worst Foreign Affairs Minister in the history of Salone is:

A. Ya Zainab Hawa Bangura
B. Abdulai Conteh
C. Cyril Patrick Foray
D. Ramadan Dumbuya

4. Due to the color Ďredí, the quadruplets, Mammy Sweh, Mammy Blessing, Fen Plaba and FBC Dumbeh all voted for John McCain in the New York Republican primaries:

A. True
B. False



Subject: Re: QUIZ FOR MY FRIEND, FEN PLABA
From: Fen Plaba!
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Date Posted: 13:59:01 02/20/08 ()
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Kawusu, Seke Wan!
# 1 A

#2 D (D = Tony Blair!)

#3 E (E = Momodu Koroma)

#4 B (We are all gonna vote for Obama in November)

Take care my friend.
Ar dae cam go dae pan di kasada leaf!


Subject: Revealed! How Solomon Berewa Missed Opportunities To Be Pres
From: Bai Bureh
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Date Posted: 11:13:09 02/20/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
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This guy could have been the most arrogant dictatorial megalomaniac Salone has ever known! God has really saved Salone from another Idi Amin!


Subject: Dr. Khumalo argues, Sierra Leone faces a new lawlessness.
From: DR. KHUMALO
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Date Posted: 10:34:03 02/20/08 ()
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CULLED FROM LEONENET

Dr. Khumalo argues, Sierra Leone faces a new lawlessness.

Fonz

Making Sense of the *New Lawlessness *

In classical political theory, we are informed that the state exists primarily to provide protection for its inhabitants. For the godfather of statehood, Hobbes, providing external and internal protection for every citizen of the state, would allow individuals to carry out especially their economic endeavours that support the existence of the state. Thus it is assumed that it is only when individuals of the state can conduct themselves without fear of external aggression or criminal bands that the state can develop through taxation of such economic activities. For many who follow American foreign and domestic policy, their internal and external security is always intricately linked to the protection of its economic interests. Those who are privileged to visit the United States and other developed countries, the presence of police officers or even secret agents all over the country, is not because they want to run a police state, but they are simply trying to prevent breakdown in law and order. Where law and order prevails capitalists can risk their capital to invest and provide employment for others. Business does not thrive in chaos except by proxy! But in post-war Sierra Leone or to be precise, since October 2007 a new form of lawlessness has overtaken our concern to protect our economic interest as a poor country.

Since the fall of a very unpopular regime and the coming to power of the All People's Congress, there has been a radical torsion in the perception of law and order, particularly in the capital city. Many independent observers had initially raised doubts about whether the APC had truly shelved its obscurantist and thuggish past. But the wind of changed was too strong to allow any debate on the past. Even I fell for the message of "change at any cost" which I believed and continue to believe, that when political discontent reaches unmanageable levels, there will be no room for conscious political evaluation. But, the APC's arguably vainglorious past is not sufficient to explain the "New Lawlessness".

The New Lawlessness which is manifesting itself all over the place is a reaction to a governance system bequeathed by a post-war regime that was seen as completely elitist. You will agree with me that when the giant Sierra Leone People's Party was falling in September, all the memories of a military coup and the infamous January 6 came to mind. The manner in which the police disintegrated into the jubilant and rampaging crowd was unprecedented. But it was never an insignificant political event. That the police danced with criminals in broad day light as the SLPP office and other business houses were being looted represented the beginning of a long chain of events in which the poor and socially marginalized thought they had power to take the law into their own hands.

It should not come as a surprise to us that following the fall of the SLPP, street traders and even beggars flooded the city. The simple reason is that they saw the SLPP as those who prevented them from getting out of poverty. The brazen effrontery with which street traders colonized new streets around the city, from east to west was meant to demonstrate their hatred for a regime that put premium on law and order. The SLPP, may have been inept and corrupt but their emphasis on security for economic progress and individual freedom was bound to generate animosity from a section of the population that believed that providing security alone for business to thrive was simply elitist when pro-poor social investment in basic services were absent. The emphasis on security was plausible but for the poor and starving masses, security and no jobs only benefited a few people who wanted to conduct their business in peace. For the poor and unskilled petty trader or hawker, some of lawlessness was required to force the rich to recognise the gap between them.

Whereas, many sierra Leoneans, may not easily understand the new lawlessness, it is important to first understand how it works. Park your car carefully on the street, and before you could even switch off the engine, someone comes up to tell you, "you are blocking my business". Go to the police station to report a criminal, you will be surprised to learn what the criminal tells the police officer in charge; "na we government this o". Tell your tenant, rent is overdue and he will tell you to go to hell because this is their government. When early in the life of the new regime, workers at first SLBS and later Immigration started rioting against their bosses, many of you supported; "bo we tire with them". It became a vogue for workers to riot and the next day the head of the institution is gone on indefinite leave. We still call it change.

But as if that was not enough we transported the new lawlessness to economic areas. First, Fullahs who are originally known to hail from the North became automatic foreigners. Their citizenship was immediately revoked in most parts of the North and their cattle and businesses constantly looted. A businessman who all these years has been exporting palm oil was told he can no longer do business with foreign countries even though ECOWAS protocols guarantee free movement of persons and goods. His goods were confiscated and auctioned to the public in the name of staving off shortage of palm oil. Several Fullah businessmen have been slaughtered in cold blood; the latest of which has sparked off the recent closure of Fullah-owned- businesses. A few days ago also, the famous business transport "Abess Bus" returning from Bo with mainly businessmen was comprehensively looted by armed gun men. As the Fullahs and few business groups growing increasingly sceptical about investing their money in the economy, we are experiencing severe economic hardship. But what lessons have we really learnt from these incidences? Probably nothing! Yet looking at the trend I can tell you there is some sense in the "new lawlessness".

The APC came to power backed largely by a poverty stricken Northern coalition of Temne-Limbas. I mean a poor North (according to the Sierra Leone PRSP). These tribes over the years have been victims of cultural misperception and failed socio-economic policies. Since colonial era various governments have inadvertently failed to bring the Temne-Limbas out of the crucible of poverty, lack of education and cultural aversion to education. The failure of previous governments including the APC to encourage meaningful educational and socio-economic endeavours in the North allowed these two main tribes to consistently lag behind in everything. Thus the Temnes have largely taken to petty trading as the only means of survival, while the Limbas could only find recourse in joining the army and police. Not surprisingly street trading has become a very political issue. With the previous regime (SLPP) interested in social order, justice and reconciliation, it lost the wavering Temne voters to the APC which was accommodating and reticent on condemning disorder. For the street traders, the APC was their counsel who was willing to protect their daily survival against the elitist SLPP.

The Fullahs, who now represent the indigenous business class did not find it difficult to ally with the far-away hospitable and absorptive mende tribe that dominated the SLPP. With the interest of the Fullahs clearly connected to the pro-business agenda of the mende dominated SLPP, the battlefield was drawn between the largely poor Temne-Limba coalition that dominate the APC and the streets of Freetown. Thanks to the faulty ingenuity of Christiana Thorpe who handed over power to a party that was in control of violence and thuggery. The Kenyan situation would have long surfaced in Sierra Leone, if some undemocratic and unconstitutional action by the head of the elections body had not been hastily taken.

I am not saying this because I want to sound condescending or tribalistic, but the fact is irritably nonsensical for a country to allow itself to be divided sharply on such lines. It is difficult to disprove the fact that educational opportunities and perception in the largely mende dominated South and East are fairly developed to provide an edge against the North; an advantage which the Creoles have enjoyed for a very long time. While social capital may be a completely different factor between the North and South/East, the capacity to engage in politics and determine the control of resources is more favourable in the South-East; the base of the SLPP. Therefore, the perception of politics and national policies may be completely different between the APC and the SLPP. For their supporters, this perception will be translated in the way and manner in which they respond to issues of law and order or economic policies. It is not helpful for a country that when you visit the slums areas (kroo bay for example) and say hello in mende no one answers. But when you say "peirry" you get so many responses. It is absurd and politically explosive for people to release a thief at Guard Street because he speaks their language. Well for those of you who have a limited grasp of African issues, this is exactly the scenario in Kenya where the Kikuyu are more educated and economically stronger compared to the slum-living Luo tribe.

Thus, the APC finds itself in a difficult situation. With the APC regime now persistently portraying itself as an ethno-regional government, it may not be able to convince the business class and its supporters over its determination to implement prudent macro-economic policies, not to talk about maintaining law and order; the pre-requisites of socio-economic development. On the other hand also, the persistence of poverty among the largely APC folks may not augur well for the political survival of the party. What the APC must do, and very urgently is to restore law and order as well as court a very sincere relationship with the business classes to allow economic fluidity. When law and order is guaranteed, there will be enough room for the government (like its predecessor) to implement sound economic policies (if not affirmative action plans) that will reduce the growing regional imbalance, transform the cultural perception of Northern tribes towards skills and capacity development. This must be couched in well publicised policies and not behind the scene agendas. Until the APC move to the centre of politics (be seen as a national party for all tribes) and confront the new face of lawlessness, there can be no law but lawlessness and economic retrogression.

*Dr. Khumalo*


Subject: Re: Dr. Khumalo argues, Sierra Leone faces a new lawlessness.
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 19:17:43 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
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WHILE I WOULDN'T CHARACTERISE THE DOCTOR'S REMARKS AS "PREDICTIVELY IRRATIONAL" WHEN HE DESCRIBES THE SLPP AS A 'GREAT' AND 'ELITIST'PARTY IN HIS ARGUEMENT, I FIND IT VERY INTERESTING THAT HE DESCRIBES SOME OF HIS FELLOW COUNTRYMEN AS LACKING IN EDUCATION AS WELL AS HAVING A 'CULTURAL AVERSION TO EDUCATION'.HE USES BROAD STROKES TO PAINT HIS PICTURE OF EDUCATIONAL DOMINATION BY THE SOUTHEASTERNERS WITH SUCH RECKLESS ABANDON FOR A VERY WELL EDUCATED MAN WITHOUT CREDIBLE EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT HIS CLAIM.
IN ANY CASE,IF THE DOCTOR HAS CONVINCED HIMSELF THAT THERE IS THIS SO CALLED DISPARITY IN EDUCATION BETWEEN THE NORTH AND SOUTH, WHAT IS HE DOING TO HELP INCREASE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE LESS FORTUNATE?
IN A COUNTRY WHERE POVERTY CRIPPLES THE DREAMS OF SO MANY PROMISING YOUNG PEOLPE,THE DOCTOR'S DYSTOPIAN VIEW OF THE NORTH IS MISGUIDED BECAUSE THE SOUTH DOES NOT HAVE MUCH TO SHOW INTERMS OF PROSPERITY.THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT SIERRA LEONE REMAINS A POOR COUNTRY EVEN THOUGH SOME GROUPS CONTINUE TO HAVE US BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE MORE WELL EDUCATED THAN OTHERS.THE EDUCATION THEY CLAIM TO HAVE SEEMS TO BE SELFSERVING AT BEST AND HASN'T CONTRIBUTED TO UPLIFTING OTHERS FROM THE GRINDING POVERTY THEY EXPERIENCE WHETHER THEY ARE NORTHERNERS OR SOUTHERNERS.
SIERRA LEONEANS ARE STILL STRUGGLING TO SHAPE THEIR DESTINY AND TOLERANCE,RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER WHETHER EDUCATED OR NOT IS THE WAY FORWARD.AS 'DIFFERENT' AS WE ARE,I BELIEVE WE SHARE COMMON VALUES AS WELL AS A COMMON SENSE OF PURPOSE.
"IT IS EASIER TO TEAR A COUNTRY DOWN THAN IT IS TO REBUILD A COUNTRY"said President George W Bush during his visit to Africa.


Subject: Re: Dr. Khumalo argues, Sierra Leone faces a new lawlessness.
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 17:18:10 02/20/08 ()
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Dr Khumalo, there's no doubt that some forme lawlessness do exist in Sierra Leone. But I can't just read your read your article without saying something. Some of your analysis seems to compromise national unity and tend to promote anarchy. An example in the quote below from your article.

"First, Fullahs who are originally known to hail from the North became automatic foreigners. Their citizenship was immediately revoked in most parts of the North and their cattle and businesses constantly looted."


You failed to provide any form of evidence to support your claim. The Fullahs whom you're trying hard to back your hypothesis will laugh upon reading your well written propaganda.

The current APC cabinet completely refute your claims about Fullahs. Dr, your perception about todays Sierra Leone is an imagination of your past experiences, this does not in any way reflects todays soceity. You seek sympathy for the past government (your party)but if I should make you aware that Sierra Leoneans today have become much more awaken to events around them than they were ten years ago, their eyes are more open to the outside world through this age of technology, information on how governments runs their country is easily obtained with just one click so rpopaganda like this will no longer work.

Praise singing for the past SLPP government law and order cannot exonorate it. I can confirm to you with credible evidence that there was more lawlessness during your SLPP 11 year government than it is today's APC 5 months in power. In 1998 - 2002, there was rampant armed attacks on any citizen regardless of your tribe who owns television, digital camcorder, HIFI or anything of value. I'm a living victim of those sporadic attacks during your perfect SLPP government. During this period, anyone who descended in Freetown from Europe or US is a potential target with AK47s.

Let ask who were responsible then? were they "poverty-stricken Temne/Limbas" In fact I found your comments so offensive that they warrant an investigation as to your motive or what are you actually trying to accomplish.

I cannot bear Your idea Temnes are poverty stricken but considered it to be an articulated tribalism.

Another question is that, whose tribe that have the largest property investment in places like Bo and Kenema? is it not the Temnes so how can poverty stricken people be able to accomplish that status?

The problem of Law and Order is is one which must considered very high by any government of the day, but to suggest that the present government is the creator of the problem is so unfair.

"It is not helpful for a country that when you visit the slums areas (kroo bay for example) and say hello in mende no one answers. But when you say "peirry" you get so many responses. "

If, as your above analysis suggests is true then your so called SLPP is guilty of TRIBAL SEGGREGATION because they blattantly ignored the people this community by living them to perish while most part of the Southeast enjoyed basic facilities.

you people got to stop this tribal preaching.


Subject: Re: Dr. Khumalo argues, Sierra Leone faces a new lawlessness.
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 05:31:13 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

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DR KHUMALO'S PIECE IS WELL WRITTEN AND HIS ANALYSIS PERFECTLY ACCURATE. UNLIKE DR KHUMALO, EDDIE GRANT CAN'T WRITE WELL. HE CAN'T EVEN SPELL SIMPLE WORDS PROPERLY. E.G., HE CAN'T SPELL "SEGREGATION", NEITHER DOES HE KNOW HOW TO SAY: "LET US ASK WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE". EDDIE WOULD RATHER SAY: "LET ASK WHO WERE RESPONSIBLE THEN?". EDDIE NEEDS TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL; FORTUNATELY FOR HIM, LIBYA HAS OFFERED TO BUILD 30 SIX CLASSROOM SCHOOL BLOCKS IN MAKENI, KAMAKWIE, LUNSAR, PORTLOKO, BINKOLO, BUMBUNA and MILES SIAKA AND 91, THANKS TO EBK'S RECENT CAP IN HAND VISIT TO TRIPOLI


Subject: Re: Dr. Khumalo argues, Sierra Leone faces a new lawlessness.
From: DeLaw
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Date Posted: 10:58:24 02/22/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
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SO YOU THINK THERE ARE ENOUGH CLASSROOM BLOCKS IN BONTHE,MOYAMBA,BO,KENEMA,BANDAJUMA,SERABU,PUJEHUN,TIAMA AND OTHER AREAS IN THE SOUTH?Please focus on the issues that unite us and help build a better Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: Dr. Khumalo argues, Sierra Leone faces a new lawlessness.
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 07:26:38 02/21/08 ()
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Your point is? Bullshit

I challenge you that I can spell better than you. I'm not as educated as your Dr but I certainly can communicte fluently and able to put my point across.

But that's not the case here Mr Perfect. The point is, you guys are frustrated that the power have shifted to the North this time where your so called SLPP leaders in the past supressed the citizenery taking all that was meant for the whole nation to just one corner of the country. Now that we have a nationwide government that is striving for excellence we began to hear unfair criticisms from oppressors.

My friend time has changed and no more will you likes be tolerated. My advice to you is better stop this ranting about Temnes/Limbas otherwise frustration will definately cause you permanent damage.

There are many other tribes making the bulk of Sierra Leone rather than just Temnes/Limbas. I don't know why the Temne tribe is your target, or is it because its one of the most forward thinking people in Sierra Leone and the most successful. The Temnes are very diverse and their presence can be felt everywhere in the country hence your hatredness. Unlike the Mendes who are wholly concentrated in the Southeast which is why they still believe Sierra Leone belongs to them alone.


Subject: Re: Dr. Khumalo argues, Sierra Leone faces a new lawlessness.
From: JOE LAHAI
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Date Posted: 10:43:18 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
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NO EDIE GRANT; YOU CANNOT SPELL BETTER THAN ME. HEED MY ADVICE AND GO GET SOME ADDITIONAL SCHOOLING, SO THAT NEXT TIME YOU'RE REPLYING TO MY POST, YOU'LL WRITE "POWER HAS SHIFTED" INSTEAD OF "POWER HAVE SHIFTED". A LITTLE BIT MORE WILL HELP YOU WRITE: "NO MORE WILL THE LIKES OF YOU BE TOLERATED" RATHER THAN "NO MORE WILL YOU LIKES BE TOLERATED". SEE WHAT I MEAN? YOUR PERFORMANCE SO FAR GIVES CREDENCE TO DR KHUMALO'S ANALYSIS. GREAT WORK DR KHUMALO!!


Subject: Re: Dr. Khumalo argues, Sierra Leone faces a new lawlessness.
From: NGO GBE GBE
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Date Posted: 11:45:36 02/20/08 ()
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DR.KHUMALO your anlysis is full of frustation had it not been the presence of temnes in the southeast of sierra leone there will be no hope for sierra leoneean.Travel around the globe which tribe you find most are of sierra leone origin are temnes,check who are doing business are temnes,music temnes,and temnes are not also lack behind interms of education they are competitive why so having hatred to temnes tribe.Thats why we fall because of having them undermine and betrayed.Who help us win the 1996 election?hadnt not been THAIMU BANGURA may his soul rest in people,Dr.kerfa smart could have won outrightly.Please have praise when is due to have.I am not temne but i give heart and respect to them because without them the future of sierra leone is at risk.In the 90s when the then APC party in power turn their back on the temnes they formed PDP and within some months APC fall and SLPP came to power and also came with bogus promisses and the temnes decided to give chance to the new APC now is in power.


Subject: Re: Dr. Khumalo argues, Sierra Leone faces a new lawlessness.
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 05:46:57 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MR NO NAME, YOU ARE TOTALLY WRONG THERE. THE TEMNES DON'T GO TO SCHOOL; THAT IS WHY THEY ARE THE STREET TRADERS, JUNKS SELLERS, FISH MONGERS, ILICIT DIAMOND DIGGERS, TAXI AND TRUCK DRIVERS, PHONE SNATCHERS, LOOTERS, ARMED ROBBERS ETC. ETC. YOUR VERY VERY POOR ENGLISH TELLS ME THAT YOU COULD NOT HAVE GONE BEYOND CLASS 7 SINCE YOU COULD NOT PASS THE ENTRANCE EXAM TO SECONDARY SCHOOL. I SUSPECT THAT YOU ARE ENGAGED IN ONE OF THE ABOVE VOCATIONS; OR ARE YOU SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND, US, HOLLAND ETC. DOING WATCHMAN WORK, CLEANING STREETS OR WASHING PLATES; OR ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE IDLE ONES WHO HANG AROUND THE APC PARTY OFFICE ON A DAILY BASIS?


Subject: Re: Dr. Khumalo argues, Sierra Leone faces a new lawlessness.
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 07:36:53 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: lpsdsl1.claranet.co.uk at 79.123.36.145

Message:
You're definately a failiure, after spending too much time in the libraries you think you are OPOTHO.

Mr. Lahai, you have failed your life please take time out to visit your country after 23 years abroad you have lost track of your native Sierra Leone you no longer portray any Sierra Leonean value and all that is left of you is OPOTHO attitude. Lastly you must come off your coke sniffing habit as it is taking you down the drain. This is evident in your ranting on this forum.

Its a brotherly advice.


Subject: Re: Dr. Khumalo argues, Sierra Leone faces a new lawlessness.
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 11:07:00 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MY DEAR APC PAL, EDDIE GRANT. I AM NOT ANY OF THOSE THINGS YOU HAVE PERCEIVED AND SAID ABOUT ME. I DON'T EVEN SMOKE CIGARETTES, LET ALONE SNIFF COKE. IF YOU MUST KNOW, I WENT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM IN 1989 TO STUDY FOR AN MPHIL, WHICH I OBTAINED IN 1991. I RETURNED TO FREETOWN THREE WEEKS AFTER GRADUATION. SINCE 1991, I HAVE BEEN TO TO THE UK ONLY THREE TIMES TO HONOUR CONFERENCE INVITATIONS. I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO AMERICA. PERHARPS I SHOULD ALSO LET YOU KNOW THAT I HAVE NEVER WORKED FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE.

IF I MAY ASK, WHY DO YOU THINK THAT EVERYONE WHO LIVES ABROAD SNIFFS COKE?


Subject: Re: Dr. Khumalo argues, Sierra Leone faces a new lawlessness.
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 12:12:19 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.170.124

Message:
You certainly needs some form of rehabilitation for someone who boasted of having achieved an MPH degree can embark on preaching tribalism, something must be wrong somewhere.

If you can make corrections to my typing erros, then surely you're able to comprehend my point Thank God.

I still believe that your life needs some kind of professional intervention. Your posting above will support my point that you are in contact with some narcotics otherwise a well educated (as you boasted)person will not stoop so low as you did here. A well educated person will know the consequences of promoting tribal hatred.


Subject: Re: Dr. Khumalo argues, Sierra Leone faces a new lawlessness.
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:38:44 02/22/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
THERE YOU GO AGAIN MR APC EDDIE GRANT. I DON'T REQUIRE ANY REHABILITATION OR "PROFESSIONAL INTERVENTION" (AS YOU PREFER TO CALL IT)BECAUSE I NEITHER SMOKE, NOR DRINK ALCOHOL. SNIFFING SUBSTANCES IS OFCOURSE ENTIRELY OUT OF THE EQUATION. I AM NOT TRIBALISTIC EITHER. PERHARPS YOU THINK I AM A MENDE. NO; I AM NOT. THE PROBLEM WITH YOU APC FOLKS IS THAT YOU THINK EVERY SLPP SUPPORTER IS MENDE. YOU CANNOT BE MORE WRONG. EVERY TRIBE IN SIERRA LEONE IS REPRESENTED IN THE SLPP. WHILE YOUR APC ENCOURAGES VIOLENCE, THE SLPP LOATHES IT. THAT IS THE ATTRACTION FOR MANY MANY SIERRA LEONEANS. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO PUT ON YOUR THINKING CAP(IF YOU HAVE ANY)AND READ DR KHUMALO'S PIECE AGAIN; THIS TIME WITH AN OPEN MIND. YOU'LL SEE THE WISDOM IN HIS ANALYSIS AND CONCLUSIONS


Subject: Re: Dr. Khumalo argues, Sierra Leone faces a new lawlessness.
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 15:13:35 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.151.107.110

Message:
Here you go

Under SLPP:
President-Tejan Kabba (South East)
Vice President-Solo Bee(South East)
Minister of Finance-John Benjamin(South East)
Minister of Foreign Affairs-Momodu Koroma(South East)
Minister of Mines-Swarray Deen(South East)
Minister of Transport-Prince Harding(South East)
Minister of Works-Boima(South East)
Minister of Gender Affairs-Gbujama(South East)
Commissioner of Revenue-Karimu(South East)
Minister of Information-Kai Kai (South East)
Minister of Internal Affairs-Egbenda(South East)

Did you complain?

My friend don't get carried away, these people in government don't even know you exist. What's important is we pray that we have a government and leaders who put the interest of the country first brfore their personal gains.

If you still think having only the party that suites your liking regardless of their unpatriotic deeds, then thats your business. As far I'm concern, that era is long gone we're more aware this days we would no longer be mistaken for fools.


Subject: Re: Dr. Khumalo argues, Sierra Leone faces a new lawlessness.
From: John Mannah
To: All
Date Posted: 13:43:41 02/20/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: c-76-21-241-92.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.21.241.92

Message:
Mr. Anonymous, your analysis of Dr. Khumalo's conceptualization of the S/leonean socio-political and economic space is ignorant at best and parochial at worse. You failed to understand the thesis of Dr. Khumalo's argument, and you did so at the peril of the nation.
Dr. Khumalo's analysis is a serious commentary about the socio-economic plight of present day S/Leone, and it is a masterpiece, devoid of partisanship or tribal bais. It is an academic and intellectual discourse, that the present authorities should pay serious attention to, if they are serious about addressing the problems facing our country.

It is not a hidden secret that the Southeastern part of the S/leonean landmass is endowed with the best natural resources of the country, and coincidentally, the inhabitants of these places have been able to use these endowments to their advantage, thus the imbalance of infrastructure and wealth in the southeast compared to the other regions. This is what obtains in present day S/Leone and must not be swept under the carpet, but must be confronted with policy to address the disequilibria. Affirmative action is one way to go in terms of policy, so that our northern brethren will have an opportunity to catch up with their southeatern brethren. Instead of the palatitude of attidudinal change that president Koroma is championing now, why not bring this problem into the open and sell it as a policy tool to the S/Leonean people and spend some political capital on it? Is an idea worth thinking about. It will amaze fellow forward thinking S/leoneans, how the country will react to such an agenda, especially if it is seen as honest and nationalistic. Sierra leoneans of all political persuation will embrace such an agenda as it will help close the achievement and educational gap that exist in these regions in present day S/Leone. Such a programe will not only lift the moral of the country, but it will make the Koroma administration look as one that is for once above board with an agenda for national cohesion, peace and prosperity.

Dr. Khumalo, I can't help but duff my hat to you for your brilliant dossier on such a difficult subject. These are the kinds of discussions we should be posting on this forum. It is ironic, but some of us are praying for the present government to succeed in S/Leone as success for the present government is success for all S/Leoneans. The government must however make it a practice to listen to some of what people discuss on these fora, especially those posting from the diaspora, as these are posts with ideas and best practices of successful democracies


Subject: Re: Dr. Khumalo argues, Sierra Leone faces a new lawlessness.
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 09:22:38 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: dator5678.161.gbgsd.se at 62.88.180.78

Message:
"Dr. Khumalo, I can't help but duff my hat to you for your brilliant dossier on such a difficult subject. These are the kinds of discussions we should be posting on this forum. It is ironic, but some of us are praying for the present government to succeed in S/Leone as success for the present government is success for all S/Leoneans. The government must however make it a practice to listen to some of what people discuss on these fora, especially those posting from the diaspora, as these are posts with ideas and best practices of successful democracies".

Though I partially disagree with your so-called doctor, let me boldly state that this remark of yours is the second best I have ever read from a supporter of a party still trying to come to terms with a painful loss of power.

The problem with you mende guys is your unprecedented arrogance.I am not trying to be tribalistic here but just reminding you of a problematic and dangerous trait of the mende tribe which has culminated into a chronic, contagious and destructive disease.Simply because APC is not a mende party does not mean you guys have to amplify every small unfavourable happening.What is happening now on the negative side also happened during the SLPP rule and it was even worse in comparison.There was killing,robbing and other dangerous crimes too!
Dr.Khumalo is making himself a social and economic ass by assuming the north is poor.Make a survey of rich men in Salone and see where the north falls.If he thinks the south-east has minerals what about the north which was once a bread basket of Salone? Were mendes or south-easterners not part of the working force in Delco? He went on further to transform himself into the biggest and latest moron by questioning the Temnes' academic achievements.
How many mende engineers,economists,lawyers,
journalists,doctors etc. do you have in Salone and the diaspora that outnumber the temne ones?

Go to Bo,Moyamba and Kenema and see mende petty traders too! Does that make the mende tribe poorly educated? Talking about Temnes making the majority in trading:does speaking Temne make someone a temne? Has he got any proof to show that all petty traders or majority of them are Temnes?

I think your so-called doctor's degree needs to be reviewed because his reasoning has gone to the lowest of the low; he thinks like a namby-pamby and badly-paid janitor who has been frustrated by the system in the US or in the UK. I wonder how many serious papers he wrote during his doctorate studies if at all he did.Maybe he does not know what even research is all about or else he should have provided data to support his sweeping claims. I am not going to put you in his category but if you sympathise with such nit-wits again you will recievie my deadly viper venom!
You two need a reality check.

By the way where was your doctor when the SLPP and the mendes screwed up bigtime between 1996 and 2007?


Subject: Fullah shut shops... Fullah chief cautions: Be law abiding
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:20:13 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-151-194.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.151.194

Message:
Closed shops owned by fullah business man

Following the death of a Fullah business man, Lamrana Bah on Friday, the Fullah business community since Saturday continued shutting their shops onto yesterday.


Subject: Re: Fullah shut shops... Fullah chief cautions: Be law abiding
From: MamieBantu
To: All
Date Posted: 11:30:05 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-99-128-116-191.dsl.austtx.sbcglobal.net at 99.128.116.191

Message:
Thank God 4 that (as in Fullah shut shops).....its hard time those foreigners leave our country 4 good....May Lamrana's soul rest in peace though...but all those so called foreigners in SierraLeone needs to leave 4 good....Haven't you heard of Guineans maltreating SierraLeoneans/even killing them. I've lived in Guinea; and seen it all so...


Subject: Re: Fullah shut shops... Fullah chief cautions: Be law abiding
From: Mohamed Barrie
To: All
Date Posted: 13:27:27 02/20/08 ()
Email Address: ncsneak@aol.com
Entered From: 24-178-69-11.dhcp.smyr.ga.charter.com at 24.178.69.11

Message:
It is interesting to note that Fula and Guinea means the same to some people in this forum. It is sad to see how ignorant some are. We have four Fula cabinet ministers now and that seem to suggest otherwise. If you live in the west and still point fingers on others as foreigners, shame on you. Where did kabba and Momoh seek refuge when they were chased out by their compatriots- Guinea. When you create instability in Sierra leone,and flee to Guinea or gambia, they are going to treat you as a scum bag. Blame it on yourself.


Subject: Re: Fullah shut shops... Fullah chief cautions: Be law abiding
From: NONSENSE
To: All
Date Posted: 12:50:33 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 135ob.scansafe.net at 72.37.171.68

Message:
I BELIEVE YOU ARE LIVING EITHER IN EUROPE OR AMERICA.ARE YOU NOT A FOREIGNER?IF YOU HATE FOREIGNERS LIVING IN SIERRA LEONE,WHAT ARE YOU DOING OUT OF SIERRA LEONE.SOME OF YOU ARE SO STUPID AND SELFISH.

THE REASON WHY USA AND EUROPE ARE VERY STRONG IS BECAUSE OF FOREIGNERS LIKE YOU AND ME, WHO ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THEIR ECONOMY.


Subject: Re: Fullah shut shops... Fullah chief cautions: Be law abiding
From: MamieBantu
To: All
Date Posted: 13:17:01 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-99-128-116-191.dsl.austtx.sbcglobal.net at 99.128.116.191

Message:
what are you talking about Nonsense....I've lived as a foreigner in Guinea and I know what it means being a foreigner there....no I'm not in Europe or America; but in Africa...and I know the issues SierraLeoneans face in Guinea/other African countries...
So Nonsense, seriously u need to get a life and do more research..so plz just backoff....


Subject: Re: Fullah shut shops... Fullah chief cautions: Be law abiding
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 14:23:07 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 205.148.53.200

Message:
most sierra leonean have a connection in guinea. we are surrounded by Guinea. many of our people immigrated from guinea to sierra leone over the past 100 years. in guinea the fulas and mandingos were hospitable to Sierra Leoneans as they were greatful for their treatment in sierra Leoneans. It is mainly susu funny enough that would harass sierra leoneans. I would expect them to treat us better but they did not.


Subject: Re: Fullah shut shops... Fullah chief cautions: Be law abiding
From: medkay
To: All
Date Posted: 12:21:03 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 52.red-83-46-20.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 83.46.20.52

Message:
When some one talks of foreigner in sierra leone is jusk like putting gas to fire,when are we going to change brothers and sisters,our country have been stolen is because of the lack of government commitment to the issues facing sierra leonean.In neighbouring guinea if a sierra leonean is killed there,is just as if you are unborn from a woman womb,may the lord have mercy on us in guinea.Let us not politicise this issue of a fullah had been killed in sierra leone as such investors will scared of investing in the country what about those sierra leonean killed in guinea are investors stop comming?or is just the same SLPP polical game.Sierra leonean of today are no more the ones yesterday.We need a positive change.
in neighbouring guinea a sierra leonean killed there is just like


Subject: Re: Fullah shut shops... Fullah chief cautions: Be law abiding
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 06:02:39 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MAMIE BANGTU, YOU HAVE NOT COMMUNICATED YOUR THOUGHTS EFFECTIVELY. I DON'T UNDERSTAND A THING OF WHAT YOU ARE SAYING


Subject: Re: Fullah shut shops... Fullah chief cautions: Be law abiding
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 12:48:11 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.170.124

Message:
That is the problem with you Gbaigbay eater, you can read but cannot understand.


Subject: Re: Fullah shut shops... Fullah chief cautions: Be law abiding
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:45:13 02/22/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
WHAT YOU CALL "GBAIGBAY" IS A DELICACY, YOU KNOW. YOU DO NOT REALISE WHAT NON "GBAIGBAY" EATING APC LOOTERS AND MURDERERS ARE MISSING.


Subject: Re: Fullah shut shops... Fullah chief cautions: Be law abiding
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:42:24 02/22/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
WHAT YOU CALL "GBAIGBAY" IS A DELICACY, YOU KNOW.


Subject: Re: Fullah shut shops... Fullah chief cautions: Be law abiding
From: Jose
To: All
Date Posted: 11:40:09 02/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-68-91-32-112.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 68.91.32.112

Message:
You guys live in the dark ages.


Subject: Re: Fullah shut shops... Fullah chief cautions: Be law abiding
From: Concerned Citizen
To: All
Date Posted: 02:37:26 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 177-65-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.65.177

Message:
Medkay, thanks for your honest contribution. This unfortunate incident is being blown out of proportion by the defeatist SLPP supporters.
Sierra Leoneans are law abiding and hospitable than any nationals in West Africa.
Case in point, our diamond fields are inhabited by foreigners and marriage has allowed foreigners to mine freely in kono, tongo and other wealth infested areas.
The killing of the man needs to be investigated. Some of us are seeing how drugs trade is centered within a particular tribe and as I am writing some of these guys are dealing with drugs big time.
I can say for sure, the drugs trade is big in Sierra Leone and this will bring a new problem in the Country. The security must be boosted at every border and port.


Subject: Re: Fullah shut shops... Fullah chief cautions: Be law abiding
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 06:14:02 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
YOU CAN DO A GREAT DEAL OF GOOD TO THE NATION IF YOU LEAD THE POLICE TO THE PLACES AND PEOPLE DEALING IN DRUGS. THIS SHOULD PRESENT NO PROBLEM TO YOU, SINCE YOU ALREADY KNOW HOW WIDESPREAD THE STUFF IS PEDDLED AROUND


Subject: SIERRA LEONEEAN ARE FOOLS
From: NJARAMA
To: All
Date Posted: 10:12:43 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 161.red-83-52-123.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 83.52.123.161

Message:
The spate of which lazy and poor sierra leonean is treating the prosperous and generous fullahs community will not bear good fruit.You lets us marry your daughters,take your riches,construct your land and does lots of nice things,without being appreciatable why?is because we are not yet ready to take power from you so that all this nonsense will stop from this babarism you are inflicting from our dear tribe.You either like it or not you will pay the price,you let madingo rule you should give us chance to rule because the land belongs to all of us be you SUSU,FULLAH,MADINGO,MARAKAS,IBO or YORUBA sierra leone is our land.


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONEEAN ARE FOOLS
From: Kalokoh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:16:20 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cs181155254.pp.htv.fi at 82.181.155.254

Message:
Wow!sounds like the elusive umpire has surfaced again after a cyber surgery. The effectiveness of the whack a mole card of the moderator is questionable.I honestly appreciate the good work of the moderator but more needs to be done to keep the good name of this forum intact.

Respect.
Kal


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONEEAN ARE FOOLS
From: DON'T THINK SO
To: All
Date Posted: 12:57:53 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 135ob.scansafe.net at 72.37.171.68

Message:
THE WRITER IS TOO STUPID AND IMMATURE TO BE UMPIRE.UMPIRE HAS COMMAND OVER WRITTEN ENGLISH THAN THIS STUPID GUINEAN,WHO CAN'T EVEN CONSTRUCT GOOD ENGLISH.

PLEASE LEAVE UMPIRE ALONE.DO YOU MISS HIM.I MISS HIM THOUGH.HE WOULD HAVE BEEN THE RIGHT MAN TO REPLY DR.KAMALO AND THIS GUINEAN.


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONEEAN ARE FOOLS
From: Moderator
To: All
Date Posted: 10:23:36 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-68-91-32-112.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 68.91.32.112

Message:
When are you going to stop this tribal thing guys? Look at Kenya? Look at Burundi?


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONEEAN ARE FOOLS (tribal lowlife)
From: Jorgor
To: All
Date Posted: 10:52:51 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-170-113-84.dllstx.fios.verizon.net at 71.170.113.84

Message:
It does not take a brain surgeon to see what this tribal lowlife is up to. Mods need to nip this trash on the bud now, before it escalates. This guy has been posting as Guinean, Foreigner, Njarama etc. Apparently, he has a personal vendetta against fulas. I would not engage him because he is a nonentity, but the moderators must weed out such lowlifes from our midst to prevent this forum degenerating to a place for riff raffs.


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONEEAN ARE FOOLS (tribal lowlife)
From: Watasai Stone
To: All
Date Posted: 02:27:13 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: laj201@aol.com
Entered From: at 131.118.54.87

Message:
You people on this forum always like to pick at other tribes. First it was the Mendes, then the Krios, then the Lebaneese, now the fullahs, who next? You people crack me up.

I personally think its jelousey, all those ethnic groups mentoned above are progressive law abiding citizens and I see no problem with them.


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONEEAN ARE FOOLS (tribal lowlife)
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:17:16 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 205.148.53.200

Message:
let the so called lowlife speak. everybody will detect he or she for what they represent. We can not avoid the serious issue which is lawlessness that pervades Sierra Leone today. The president has done nothing concrete to stop this. What is President Koroma going to do arrest this situation. Apc poliicians are indirectly responsible for this situation due to their unrealistic promises to many of the unemployed youths during the last elections.
God save us Yesterday it were nigerians, today fullahs, tommorrow , Who knows.


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONEEAN ARE FOOLS (tribal lowlife)
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:47:28 02/20/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-90-154.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.90.154

Message:
Orkama don't worry just pray things will one day change for the better.Your 'bona' has secret plans to become the next president in 2017 with APC ticket.I will start my campaign in 2012 when I will contest a seat in Kenema town around Kingsway street.After winning,as a true-blue northerner,I will outsmart the VP in 2016 and force EBK to name me his successor by then I will be 45 and matured enough to be the prezo. Get ready for a ministerial position as I am planning a cabinet to be selected mainly from the cocorioko forum.


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONEEAN ARE FOOLS (tribal lowlife)
From: NJARAMA
To: All
Date Posted: 11:12:01 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 52.red-83-46-20.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 83.46.20.52

Message:
Mr,Jogor or who ever you call your self havent you seen the writing on the wall or suffering from sierra leonean syndroms,laziness,fickleminded etc.We are in sierra leone to take over not kidding.Very soon?ishallah you will see in the comming years how we will transform your country to a business oriented.You people are lazy wolahaii.The more you kill us the more we multiply and prosperous,we are like chinese in africa.God bless fullah amen.


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONEEAN ARE FOOLS (tribal lowlife)
From: MamieBantu
To: All
Date Posted: 15:56:49 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-99-128-116-191.dsl.austtx.sbcglobal.net at 99.128.116.191

Message:
Njarama u are a disgrace to the soceity...why are u even interfering into our forum..tif tin dem...hissssssss


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONEEAN ARE FOOLS (tribal lowlife)
From: Seckeh Seckeh
To: All
Date Posted: 21:44:10 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-170-113-84.dllstx.fios.verizon.net at 71.170.113.84

Message:
MamieButu or MamieBantu, Nar urna get the forum? Nar this Sabanoh business dey make urna dey tiff en kill hardworking en innocent people. If Salone nor get rid of urna, Salone nor go better. This Munku By Tabaka ya! Langba sh...


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONEEAN ARE FOOLS (tribal lowlife)
From: Observer
To: All
Date Posted: 22:17:53 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-68-91-32-112.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 68.91.32.112

Message:
It is one thing is to come the forum to enlighten, and another to stir the hornest nest and ignite fire that others have to put out for you. A cotton tree sized inferno was extinguished merely 24hrs ago, and here we go again trying to start another with the same "draw rope : rope draw bush" syndrome. The fire fighters deserve a break, kids.


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONEEAN ARE FOOLS (tribal lowlife)
From: Jorgor
To: All
Date Posted: 13:38:29 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-170-113-84.dllstx.fios.verizon.net at 71.170.113.84

Message:
What you need to do is enroll at a college near you before assuming the role of a political provocateur. At least Umpire was an intellectual, albeit misguided, but you are just a half-baked and crude nonentity. When you engage in foolish and reckless posits you may well be craving for attention on this board. This forum is intended for civilize and serious minded people, but you are an uncouth maniac, not worth of our time. Get a life, man!


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONEEAN ARE FOOLS (tribal lowlife)
From: J.....
To: All
Date Posted: 08:11:54 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-170-113-84.dllstx.fios.verizon.net at 71.170.113.84

Message:
Correction: In the next to last sentence, I meant to say "not worthy of our time" Thanks


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONEEAN ARE FOOLS (tribal lowlife)
From: Kalokoh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:34:45 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cs181155254.pp.htv.fi at 82.181.155.254

Message:
Well said.Need not go further.


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONEEAN ARE FOOLS (tribal lowlife)
From: SALONEMAN
To: All
Date Posted: 13:14:55 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 135ob.scansafe.net at 72.37.171.68

Message:
PLEASE, MODERATOR STOP THIS GUY FROM POLLUTING THE FORUM.I KNOW HOW MUCH RAPING,HARRASSMENT AND KILLING WAS DONE TO OUR SIERRA LEONEAN SISTERS AND BROTHERS IN GUINEA BY ILLITERATE AND FILTY GUINEANS SOLDIERS.

THIS IS THE TIME WHEN WE MISS DR.SIAKA STEVEN(BANDALAY).
NJARAMA,YOU HAVE A VERY SMALL BRAIN.ALL WHAT YOU ARE GOOD AT IS TAKING THINGS THAT DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU.YOU HAVE NO HONOR,NO INTEGRETY,AND RESPECT.

YOU GUYS ARE LIKE PARASITE,BACTERIA AND WORST OF ALL VIRUS.SHAME,SHAME,SHAME.


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONEEAN ARE FOOLS (tribal lowlife)
From: Temneeee
To: All
Date Posted: 13:52:32 02/20/08 ()
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Sierra Leonean, You are not a Sierra Leonean. You should call yourself Temneman, Lokoman, or Limbaman etc. You feel say Cocorioko nar Makeni? Stupit!


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONEEAN ARE FOOLS (tribal lowlife)
From: Lokomasama
To: All
Date Posted: 13:46:49 02/20/08 ()
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Stupit fool fula and Guinea are not synonymous!


Subject: APC Stop Sleeping
From: EXCLUSIVE PRESS
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Date Posted: 09:46:55 02/20/08 ()
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Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

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APC Stop Sleeping
Written by The Exclusive News Paper
Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Sierra Leoneans voted the APC at the last polls with the hope of matching to a "brighter and new future." Contrary to expectations of positive change - Sierra Leoneans are wallowing in continued hardship, poverty and low living standards as was the case in the SLPP days.Nobody in his right mind could have imagined that life under the APC will practically remain the same as was the case with the SLPP if not worst, analysts have observed.

Queues"Everyday one wakes up to see another "queue" - tow-line, if is not for bread it will be petrol or palm oil - what kind of life is this?" irate citizens of the Republic are anxiously asking."There is absolutely no reason for bread, petrol, rice queues in this nation anymore. The people are crying and want the president to hear their wailings.Living standards"Once market forces and collateral consequences or salaries and general income are not even, there will continue to be a crisis in living standards probably unprecedented in this nation," a renowned economist opined at a university tutorial recently.

Expectations"Not being able to meet anxious expectations of Sierra Leoneans, APC stands to lose a huge amount of popular goodwill that brought the regime change in the first place," a diplomat this paper contacted yesterday on the phone cautioned."Across the political spectrum, reactions have been corresponding without exemption; living standards and domestic family expectations cannot be compromised nor politicized, a political sociologist has being telling social circles.BusinessThis does not seem to be going down well even within the APC members as the biting effects of the present state of affairs remain unexplained as they previously believe that the SLPP was not doing enough only for them to realize that the APC seems not to be adopting the appropriate remedies to avert the deteriorating situation in the country.

The business class too is critical of the APC as they are not comfortable with APC media lambasting them for the unwholesome plight Sierra Leoneans for which they (the business class) cannot be held responsible.Every whereSierra Leoneans, everywhere and of whatever political colour - be they APC, SLPP or PMDC are feeling, the abrasive pinch of what they all collectively believe is government's ineptitude in alleviating a daily worsening economic situation.Let us put politics aside for a moment where massive backing of technical professionals has been the order of the day since government changed colours and hands some four months ago coupled with the uncertainty of facing an inevitable sack - government is reported to be suffering from paralysis, a media consultant last night revealed.

ChildrenThe nation's children are at pains to understand why their parents have suddenly become incapable of taking care of them and other domestic obligations. Solutions"Sierra Leone's problems can be ameliorated if government weaned itself from donor dependency and the clientele of the International Community," a former APC politician now a born-again Independent fearlessly stated."If government stops its nascent policy of politicizing government structures and institutions and impose on good governance as was initiated by the last regime - Sierra Leone will leap into development to match others in the sub-region," a student activist said.

Lip Service"Government on the other hand has to stop paying lip service to policy implementation and be honest by telling the people the hard truth," Ngo Joe an SLPP activist has told reporters last week, highlighting the ills of the political errors of sacking and giving away jobs to allies at the expense of good governance.

Sierra Leone has to move ahead and government owes the people that responsibility, failure to perform has its direct implication for further regime change.The truth has to be told - corruption has to be curbed; revenue generation nationally has to be prioritized and the international community]s pittance package should not dictate national politics - that is where a radical new government departure policy comes in.


Subject: Who will Serry Kamal sacrifice for VP
From: salone tiday
To: All
Date Posted: 09:10:29 02/20/08 ()
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In the history of Sierra Leone the AG has to convince the President that he can make a good VP by prosecuting in a treason trial and if the accused are killed , he then receives compensation as VP in the next cabinet reshuffle.

Abdulai Conteh and Berewa are example , My people from Kailahun and followers of SLPP and Opposition beware as Serry Kamal is hunting . Maybe he will sacrifice Charles Margai for the position.


Subject: Re: Who will Serry Kamal sacrifice for VP
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 09:29:33 02/20/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
Myself and Charles are district mates; but I will not mind a bit if Serry Kamal were to use him thus. The guy is just too full of himself.


Subject: May God Bless President Koroma For This Reason
From: Northern Exposure
To: All
Date Posted: 09:07:14 02/20/08 ()
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Thank you very much President Koroma for dismissing Kakay. The problem is that Sierra Leoneans have always looked on as the country goes to foreigners. Sierra Leone is mostly ruled by Guineans. This is wrong. Sierra Leoneans who lived in Guinea as refugees will tell you that Guineans are very mean toward foreigners. Guineans will never SELL their country for coco ebeh the way Sierra Leoneans do. Once again, thank you President Koroma for slowly but surely helping us take our country back from Guineans. More Kakays must go!


Subject: Re: May God Bless President Koroma For This Reason
From: mohamed
To: All
Date Posted: 16:27:48 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 92.2.215.124

Message:
MR NORTHERN EXPOSURE OR WHATEVER YOU CALL YOU SELF KAKAYS WILL CONTINUE TO SHINE AS GOD ALMIGHTY IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN STOP US FROM THAT. BY THE WAY DR KAKAY IS A MAN OF SUBSTANCE AND WILL ALWAYS BE BLESSED. ERNEST KOROMA IS NOT A LEADER HE IS MOMOH PART TWO. HE IS BEEN TOLD WHAT TO DO SO AS FAR AS AM CONCERN HE IS LEADING THE COUNTRY INTO THE WORST STATE OF ECONOMIC DEPRESSION. KAKAY IS A LOT EDUCATED AND ARTICULATE THAN ERNEST KOROMA AND A BETTER MAN IN ALL WAYS. ALOT MORE SUCCESSFUL IN ACHIEVEMENT THAN HIM. GOD BLESS KAKAY AND HIS FAMILY. KAKAY FOR PRESIDENT NEXT


Subject: Re: May God Bless President Koroma For This Reason
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 09:39:30 02/20/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
WHO TOLD YOU KAKAY IS GUINEAN? YOU KEEP YOUR STINKING MOUTH SHUT IF YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT PEOPLE. KAKAY IS A SIERRA LEONEAN, FROM SEGBWEMA, EASTERN SIERRA LEONE. HE'S BEEN PICKED ON FOR THE SACK BECAUSE HE'S NOT A NORTHNER. THAT'S THE REASON MR NORTHERNER EXPOSURE. EBK WOULD NOT HAVE SACKED HIM IF HE WAS FROM THE NORTH, LIKE THAT OTHER BASTARD CALLED KEMOH SESAY WHO LIKES "MAMMY CUSS"


Subject: Advice to Boimaki
From: Assistant Forum Police
To: All
Date Posted: 10:09:52 02/20/08 ()
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Message:
Sir/Ma'am,
You risk having your posting previledges suspended if you continue the of abuse language on others. The purpose of this venue is for us to interract by debating with and not insulting fellow forumites.


Subject: Re: Advice to Boimaki
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 02:23:54 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
IF I CALLED YOU A TRIBALIST, WON'T YOU TAKE OFFENCE; OR ARE YOU A MUMU POLICE, LIKE THAT BRAINLESS FOOL WHO CALLS HIMSELF "POSITIVE CHANGE"?


Subject: Re: Advice to Boimaki
From: Assistant Forum Police
To: All
Date Posted: 09:26:38 02/21/08 ()
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Entered From: adsl-68-91-32-112.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 68.91.32.112

Message:
A debate is a formal method of interactive and position representational argument, so if you called me tribalist, I would challenge you to prove your point, like I am for referring to me as a mumu police.


Subject: Re: May God Bless President Koroma For This Reason
From: NGO GBE GBE
To: All
Date Posted: 09:52:41 02/20/08 ()
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Entered From: 161.red-83-52-123.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 83.52.123.161

Message:
Mr.BOIMAKEI you are really a nonenty amongst descent sierra leonean community,because you seems to be a southeasterner or who ever you call yourself.sacking a guinean or who ever you called kakay made you to abuse our honourable minister of transport and civil aviation.Shame on you mr.looser BOIMAKEI.This is the education you are boasting of good for nothing SLPP party.


Subject: Re: May God Bless President Koroma For This Reason
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 06:30:17 02/21/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
BROTHER MO TELL HIM. THESE FOOLS NEVER GO TO SCHOOL. THAT IS WHY THEY TAKE POLITICS AS A PROFESSION AND CAN DO ANYTHING TO GAIN POWER. BECAUSE MOST OF THEM CANNOT SURVIVE IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR WHITE COLLAR PROFESSIONAL JOBS, THEY FALL BACK ON POLITICS, TO GAIN STATUS AND STEAL.


Subject: Re: May God Bless President Koroma For This Reason
From: mo
To: All
Date Posted: 15:57:26 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 92.2.215.124

Message:
who cares about kemoh sesay? I will tell you for free he is a fool with no qualifications, who is just a stupid idiot. he should go back to school


Subject: Re: May God Bless President Koroma For This Reason
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:32:41 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 205.148.53.200

Message:
A great many of Sierra Leoneans have ancestors that originated from Guinea , We are surrounded by guinea and and were one people until we were divided by Europeans. Should the United States and other Western nations send us our offsprings back to Sierra leone because we compete for jobs. There are many succesful and hard working Sierra Leonean immigrants abroad. The bottomline is immigrants work hard because they came from poverty. In Sierra Leonean, the immigrants succeed in business because Sierra Leoneans are interested in entering poltics where they could steal govt funds. The fact is that they have plundered all the funds and govt does not have anymore whilst the businessmen , mainly foreiners have porospered.


Subject: Re: May God Bless President Koroma For This Reason
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 09:44:08 02/20/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
A VERY SENSIBLE CONTRIBUTION. HOPE MR NORTHERN EXPOSURE READS, AND LEARNS FROM YOUR POST


Subject: Why Kakay got sacked.
From: Ronaldino
To: All
Date Posted: 08:32:14 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-44-17-83.cable.ubr04.croy.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.44.17.83

Message:
Culled from Peep News Paper

WHY KAKAY GOT THE BOOT!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 -

WHY KAKAY GOT THE BOOT! because his institution gave an unsecured credit guarantee to the Italian firm which has failed to complete the modern all weather road to Kambia.
Abdulahi Kakay, former managing director of the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, was sacked because his institution gave an unsecured credit guarantee to the Italian firm which has failed to complete the modern all weather road to Kambia.

Very reliable State House sources said both Kakay and former head of the National Authorising Office, Mohamed Timbo, were axed last Friday because of their involvement in the CEC Kambia road construction problem.

CEC, now technically Kakay: no cup this time bankrupt, was awarded the million dollar contract to build the 76km stretch of road to the Kambia border.

It had no equipment at the time and earlier got into problems by failing to pay an Italian firm from which it leased earth moving and other construction equipment.

ďIn these circumstances, issuance of a 4.5 billion leones Bank Guarantee from Sierra Leone Commercial Bank was seen as irresponsible bankingĒ our source at State House said.

NAO was also involved in the CEC saga and Mohamed Timbo paid the penalty for failure to oversight responsible use of donor money for the Kambia Road Project and other road works.

Our source at State House vehemently denied that Mr. Kakay was sacked because of any political affiliation with the former SLPP government. ďHis negligence and possible risk of a $1.5 million loss to Sierra Leone Commercial Bank (through the CEC bank guarantee) is the sole reasonĒ said our source.

Where is Kakay's cousin Mo?


Subject: Re: Why Kakay got sacked.
From: mohamedW
To: All
Date Posted: 16:03:34 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
WELL I CAN TELL U THAT I KNOW BETTER THAN YOU. YOU ARE AN IGNORANT WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHAT IS GOIN ON. KAKAY WAS ON A BUSINESS MEETING WHEN HIS DEPUTY ISSUED OUT THE LOAN. AND THE LOAN WAS APPROVED BY THE BANK OF SIERRA LEONE. KAKAY WAS AWAY AND ASKED HIS DEPUTY TO TAKE ALL DOCUMENTS TO THE BANK OF SIERRA LEONE. KAKAY WAS SACKED SIMPLY BECAUSE HE IS NOT A NORTHERNER FULL STOP..... I


Subject: Re: Why Kakay got sacked.
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 17:24:00 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
KAKAY WAS SACKED SIMPLY BECAUSE HE IS NOT A NORTHERNER FULL STOP..... I


Okay fair enough, what about all those non northerners who are still on the Job. What arguments would you make for their continued tenure?


Subject: Re: Why Kakay got sacked.
From: mohamed
To: All
Date Posted: 18:38:56 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 92.2.215.124

Message:
ALIEU ISCANDARI GIVE ME AN EXAMPLE OF A NON NORTHERNER IN A VERY SENIOR POSITON AT THE MOMENT IN SIERRA LEONE THAT IS A POLITICAL APPOINTMENT. I DONT THINK YOU KNOW WHAT YOU TALKING ABOUT. GET SOME SENSE IN YOUR HEAD PLZZZ FOR THE SAKE OF GOD


Subject: Re: Why Kakay got sacked.
From: mohamed
To: All
Date Posted: 18:57:02 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Sierra Leone Commercial Bank Delivering Value To Their Customer
PEOPLE START REALISING WHAT KAKAY HAS DONE FOR BANKING IN SIERRA LEONE
Jun 27, 2007, 20:19


The Sierra Leone Commercial Bank over the years has been providing leadership in the banking industry in Sierra Leone. With a dynamic management in place, the bank has done a lot to put its image in the business formal financial services sector at the top. Today the Sierra Leone Commercial bank is the biggest bank in the country with ten branches through out Sierra Leone. Its customer base is second to none and itís the largest depositor in the banking industry. Over the years, the number of structures erected by the bank in the country has actually reflected its capacity and status as the leading commercial bank in Sierra Leone. After the war, the Sierra Leone Commercial bank has developed into a modern banking institution with new technologies that are all geared towards delivering excellent performance in the banking operations. Operating with software called ĎI-flexí, the Sierra Leone Commercial bank is the only bank that allows its customers to access accounts as quick as possible without wasting time. Since the start of this year, mobile banking started by the bank has eased the customersí problem of congestion queuing for monies at the end of the month. In helping to eradicate extreme hunger and poverty in the country the bank is currently supporting agriculture by providing farmers with tools and seed rice. As Sierra Leone is among the poorest countries in the world placed at the bottom of the United Nations Human Development index for the past five years, most of the infrastructures in farming were damage during the war. Presently the country is in dire need of the private sector to boom its economy. This is why the Sierra Leone Commercial bank has created importance in the banking sector in Sierra Leone due to the value it is producing through out the country. With a big employment scheme and facilities for its staffs that are trained on regular basis in and out of the country, its corporate social responsibility is very huge and providing immunities throughout the country. For the past two years the Sierra Leone Commercial bank has sponsored the countryís premier football league after a long absence.

The football has been absent in the country without competitiveness or active leagues played during the war and after it. The game only picked up again when the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank sponsored the premier league. Over the years, the bank has also engaged in sponsoring other sporting disciplines such as golf, lawn tennis and squash tournaments and has built schools to support the educational sector in the country. In the area of security, the bank also provided funds for the construction of police stations throughout Sierra Leone. Some of its projects sponsored included the eastern police station which is still under construction.

Besides these areas, the SLCB has intervened on the health sector by providing the much needed assistance and materials for the improvement of maternal health in the country. Reducing infant mortality rate in the country has been a big problem in the country due to the lack of adequate support from the government and the international community. Thus institutions like the SLCB is now partnering with the public in providing funds for the achievement of gender equity in the country and helping to tackle the disparity between boy and girls in the educational sector which sees the girl child dropping out of schools due to lack of support from parents or caused by peer group pressure and early marriage as factors. It has supported universal primary education in Sierra Leone as one of its corporate social responsibilities.

Poverty amongst Sierra Leoneans is seen very much visible. That is why they have taken such big projects as erecting branches in the country such as the recent one at Mobimbi in the Sierra Rutile area, South of Sierra Leone as the only bank to be established there.

Vigorous in pursuing its goals, vision and mission, the SLCB considers Ďdelivering valueí as the watch word of its operations with the very latest technology in banking services. Now customers can access their accounts in any branch in the country without delay. The automated teller machines (ATM) system introduced by the bank is very much effective providing customersí access to their monies at anytime of the day. They bank also has a special account for the American visa that saves the people of Sierra Leone to stand in long queues or from going all the way to Leicester to pay for visa fees. These measures lately introduced as really qualify it as a bank with a difference due to its robust management in place.

Alhaji Dr. Abdulai Kakay, an indigenous Sierra Leonean, is the Managing Director who has worked relentlessly over the years for the development of the bank. He was recently awarded by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with the honour of the ďGrand CommanderĒ Order of the Rokel. From humble beginnings, Dr. Kakay over the years has risen to the rank of a perfect banker and administrator by moving the SLCB forward to its current status as the best indigenous financial services delivery commercial bank in the country together with a dedicated team of managers. In the provisional headquarter towns the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank is visible and serviceable as it performs extremely well with a lot of new banking systems introduced day after day. Customers who havenít lodged accounts there are therefore advised to visit the Sierra Leone Commercial bank and witness a difference in the world of modern banking.


© Copyright by www.standardtimespress.net



Subject: Re: Why Kakay got sacked.
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 09:48:37 02/20/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
THIS NEWS IS FALSE. IT WAS LIFTED FROM PEEP MAGAZINE WHOSE EDITOR IS APC


Subject: Re: Why Kakay got sacked.
From: Information
To: All
Date Posted: 03:32:36 02/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.206.223.12

Message:
PEEP editor is not APC, but he has been bought by APC, by giving hims a small Governmental position.


Subject: Re: Why Kakay got sacked.
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 10:02:54 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
If it is false why dont you give us your version. Some of us are on the sidelines waiting for CREDIBLE reports on why he was fired.


Subject: Re: Why Kakay got sacked.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 10:00:38 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
The peep editor been APC does not equate to the news been false..

If an investigation is done and it turns out not been true.. then we can say with a degree of honestly that yes Kakay was fired for XYZ and the peeps report was wrong and might have been partisan..

I am not defending Kakay.. lord no.. Neither would i defend any "CIVIL/EVIL/WIVEL" servant or head of parastatal in salone.. almost all of them are thieves.. if not by dipping into the till and taking raw cash from the establishment.. by encoraging corrupt behavior and turning a blind eye..
Definately thieves BY BEEN PAID BY THE TAX PAYER for a job not done..

We will not be in the position we are if our civil service was providing 15% percent of the service these neanthethals are paid for..


Subject: THE OBAMA MYSTIC
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 04:17:06 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
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Subject: Good Fambul.com
From: Learn more
To: All
Date Posted: 22:54:56 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h12.79.29.71.ip.alltel.net at 71.29.79.12

Message:
your hands and feet in Freetown


Subject: APC Supporters are Fullo f #$%^&
From: BackBencher
To: All
Date Posted: 21:52:21 02/19/08 ()
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Message:
There is a tremendous opportunity each forumite has to influence the future of Sierra Leone! Do you know anyone who is now employed by the present government? Do you have a good idea? Do you know about any programs in the entire country that are being mismanaged, or could be run better? I have been reading here for months in search of intelligent life...I may as well train my binoculars upon the stars! This is supposed to be a forum of ideas. A new government from a different political party has taken over the government. Where, may I ask, are the intelligent suggestions and the ferment of new ideas? Now, this is especially a challenge to the APC sympathizers...I would expect the SLPP folks to stand back and wait for you to fall upon your faces...so far. so good...we have not seen very much in the way of intelligence...perhaps the APC gang is better when they can shoot their mouths off as the opposition party...not so? Prove me wrong!


Subject: Re: APC Supporters are Fullo f #$%^&
From: RahRah
To: All
Date Posted: 00:09:15 02/20/08 ()
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Message:
Keep it up...tell the man what you think. Get political! Meanwhile, what about it? Does anybody know what's going on regarding the regulation of corporations who operate in Sierra Leone? Are the current laws effective, in terms of protecting the best interests of the citizens, or are you just standing by laughing, while you are being robbed? For my sake, friends, don't be a laughing fool!


Subject: Re: APC Supporters are Fullo f #$%^&
From: chatter box
To: All
Date Posted: 23:55:34 02/19/08 ()
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Entered From: adsl-99-128-116-191.dsl.austtx.sbcglobal.net at 99.128.116.191

Message:
you need to shut the hell up.....u dont know whatz going on in the country; yet u're here lavishing stupid words over the internet with ur big mouth....u should be proud of APC my friend...."nor bless God wae u the see light & progress sef"


Subject: Re: APC Supporters are Fullo f #$%^&
From: CACHROCH
To: All
Date Posted: 22:13:03 02/19/08 ()
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Message:
JUST SHUT UP MY FRIEND , IT'S ONLY BEEN A FEW MONTHS.. IT TOOK SLPP 12 PLUS YERS TO DESTROY THE COUNTRY BUT YOU EXPECT APC TO FIX IT UP IN ONE DAY. GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND STUDY SOME MORE. YOU DON'T SEEM TO BE INTELLIGENT.


Subject: Re: APC Supporters are Fullo f #$%^&
From: BackBencher
To: All
Date Posted: 22:58:11 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Thank you for your comments, Cachroch, I am hoping to hear more from you and your compatriots. Please do not mistake my comments. I am hoping to elevate the dialogue of the commentators here to the level of what one might call "intelligent discourse". I wish your President and this new government nothing but the best, in terms of success, but I am awaiting the arrival of the "intelligence"! Where is it? I am wading through the same old nonsense and crap that I had to read when the crooks were in power. Now, you are on the verge of greatness, and your government is at a loss to protect your country from the corporate interests such as the foreign corporations who are even now either already despoiling your environment or getting ready to do so within the next few months---open your eyes. For a hint, go check out www.cluffgold.com and see what they plan to do at Baomahun.the "heap leaching" method of gold mining destroys hundreds of square miles at a time, and has done so, in many countries--Sierra Leone is next!---.may God have mercy on the people who will have to evacuate the area. Tell me something, when you learn something. In the meantime, please know that I am only writing because I love you.


Subject: Re: APC Supporters are Fullo f #$%^&
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq.
To: All
Date Posted: 01:24:48 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
If you do believe that what this company will be doing is anti the environment than you must SPEAK UP AND HAVE YOUR VOICE BE HEARD. You are a sierra leonean tooo and you have a DUTY to speak when you have personal knowledge which is generally known. When I visited Mokanji and Mobimbi and Rutile, I spoke out against the environmental disaster that was the result of strip minning in these area without no apparent land reclamation projects being done to lessen the impact on the environment.

SPEAK UP YOU OWE SIERRA LEONE THE TRUTH


Subject: The Blame Game Again?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 22:53:22 02/19/08 ()
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Message:
I think that it is about time that we start doing some forward thinking. By this I mean that we stop thinking of the years that the SLPP took to destroy the country, but rather look at how fast we in the APC can undo some of the damage and rebuild the country in the Image all sierra leoneans want it to be.

Enough of the Blame game, lets focus on the building game. The writer just simply stated that there is a dearth of ideas in our party, so whay dont we show them that no such deficit of ideas exist. The porblem is with the bureaucratic red tape that prohibits implementation of these ideas.

Albeit I agree with you that it would take some time to rebuild, but we have to start doing that NOW. There was atime during the 1967 elections when the APC's motto was "NOW OR NEVER". We must readopt that Motto when it comes to rebuilding sierra leone into a modern state.

That the writer sugests that SLPP suporters should take a back seat to APC supporters in coming up with ideas for a better sierra leone, is pure SLPP political brinksmanship. If you understand the psychology of the SLPP and its supporters, you wouldnt be taken aback at the commentary from the writer.


Subject: Re: The Blame Game Again?
From: Your Boy
To: All
Date Posted: 23:32:08 02/19/08 ()
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Maybe you can impact him positively.


Subject: Re: The Blame Game Again?
From: $$$
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Date Posted: 23:48:15 02/19/08 ()
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Alieu Enti U see all them hard-up mandem behen en?

Una try Oh!


Subject: Re: The Blame Game Again?
From: JOE LAHAI
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Date Posted: 05:01:25 02/20/08 ()
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DEN HARD-UP EN IDLE. ERNEST SAY E GO GEE DEM WOKE; NAR DAT MAKE DEM DAE BEYEN AM.


Subject: Re: The Blame Game Again?
From: POSITIVE CHANGE
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Date Posted: 07:07:48 02/20/08 ()
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Joe lahai you are a real tribalist and downtrodden man with low thinking mentality,you made this guys look hard up and now putting blame on the newly eleted leader of sierra leone who is innocently aware of their misery lives that your party inflicted to the people of sierra leone.nar craise man driver go bang u abroad.


Subject: Re: The Blame Game Again?
From: BOIMAKEI
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Date Posted: 10:05:36 02/20/08 ()
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NO; YOU'RE MISTAKEN THERE? I AM NEITHER A TRIBALIST, NOR THE ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR PLIGHT. IF I MUST TELL YOU, THEY ARE HARD-UP BECAUSE THEY REFUSED TO GO TO SCHOOL. THEY WOULD RATHER SELL STUPID LITTLE WARES ALONG ABACHA STREET, HANG AROUND PZ WAITING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO SNATCH SOMEONE'S PHONE, PICK YOUR POCKET, OR WAY-LAY AN INNOCENT FULA BUSINESS MAN, MURDER HIM AND MAKE AWAY WITH HIS MONEY. THEY WOULD RATHER INDULGE IN ARMED ROBBERY AT NIGHT, LIKE THAT FULLA BREAD BAKER WHO WAS MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD, OR HANG AROUND AND PRAISE SING TOTALLY DUMB AND STUPID APC POLITICIANS. HOPE YOU GET THIS INTO YOUR NARROW MINDED SKULL MR POSITIVE CHANGE


Subject: Re: The Blame Game Again?
From: BackBencher
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Date Posted: 23:25:04 02/19/08 ()
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Please do not confuse my comments to be those of an SLPP supporter. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. I am trying to awaken the APC supporters, as well as all of those who love Sierra Leone to the fact that there are powerful corporate interests, mostly foreign corporations, who are on the brink of destroying Sierra Leone. Destroying the dignity and automnity of the Chieftancies, and the traditional framework of managing the lands, destroying your environmental qualitiy, and the purity of your groundwater, and doing so in a manner in which, when you go to seek redress and reparations, you will be frustrated by the workings of international and corporate law. PLEASE do not take these words as the work of a partisan. The revenues of these foreign corporations could pay for their investments, plus their profits, and ALSO, by paying a fair share of taxes, pay for free health care and free education--imagine this--NO SCHOOL FEES--for pre-school through college level--as well as paying for consequential environmental remediation, and land reclamation on mined lands. Currently, the country's focus is on diamond mining--where the tax is 3%-which is ridiculously low. Leave that aside for a moment...In the topic of gold mining, the country is ill-equipped to address the environmental consequences, to the point where you are on the verge of a crisis scenario. I am 100% excited about the idea that the APC is now in charge of the government-make no mistake-however, I am weary of the "BS" level of discourse that I find when I come into the Cokorioko forum-back in the day when Tejan What's His Name was president, at least I was able to find a worthy debating adversary-where is Konouwah-Big Axe-Sengbe, are you there?-when I want to have a (good-natured) debate. Love and Peace to you all, Larry


Subject: Re: The Blame Game Again?
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Date Posted: 13:13:43 02/20/08 ()
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"...to find a worthy debating adversary-where is Konouwah-Big Axe-Sengbe, are you there?-when I want to have a (good-natured) debate..."

I am right here, Larry Backbencher. Sorry that I cannot participate in these "debates" as is usually the case, but you hinted on some salient issues, and made some very important points to be noted, and addressed.

My view is that we should start implementing ways to harness the funding finance needed for our own development ourselves. By this I mean that we should train the manpower needed to exploit the 'natural' industries commensurate with the resources our nation is endowed with. We could start by collaborating with a renowned corporation in partnership, as is done in Botswana.

Remember SLST? DELCO? etc. Well, during their tenure in Sa Lon, the Leone was on par with the Dollar and the Pound Sterling, but almost worthless in their absence. This points to the fact that we must change the way we seek funding for developmental purposes. We must minimize the acquisition of handouts and credit from Mr. Bretton Woods and his institutions. I was thinking that after the elections there would be a profound change in our collective thinking along these lines, but oh yah! the same old policies are being drunk in "new wine glasses". It seems to me that our politicians are NOT problem-solvers. They seem to have no vision. I always knew it would be "deja vu" all over again with the new political dispensation at state house. Same soup. What a shame!!!

Do we have any mining engineers? Environmental scientists? Real business-minded folks? Very efficient managers?

Is this new government amenable to giving real power to ALL the peoples of Sa Lon?

What does Ernest and Co. have in mind pertinent to empowering our folks in order for them to be self-sufficient?

All I ever hear and read is that our hands are held out in a begging posture when we visit the Libyans and Brits. How do you think the Libyans got to the stage and are in the position to give us tractors, shiploads of rice and flour, ferries, etc., etc.? They manage their natural resource(s) (low sulfur grade oil) very efficiently in partnerships with the appropriate global corporations, leading to surpluses that trickle down to us, after they had failed to run our country through the brutal terrorism executed by their proxies - our own brothers and sisters in the ruf, and afrc.

We must form equal (or unequal) partnerships with renowned corporations such as DeBeers in the same way as Botswana has done, for starters. Train the needed manpower in a sustainable manner so that, ultimately, we can run the show ourselves in generating the funding finance needed for national development.

Oh! how I loathe the fact that we are still considered to be a beggar nation.

Don't get me wrong though. We still need foreign investors, and investments, but the terms of these investments should not be one-sided - benefitting only the investors and their lackeys in our midst.

We need funds for generating power in the country? Send three or more battalions of our service men and women in the national army / defence force to Kono, and elsewhere, to mine the diamonds / gold/ rutile/ bauxite needed to generate the funds necessary for this purpose. Afterall, they have not yet been opportuned to secure Yenga and the other villages from the Guineans, have they? What else are they good for? What are they doing presently? Sitting in their barracks and consuming their unearned entitlements only? Isn't that what Foday and Co. ILLEGALLY did in order to sustain their war of plunder against our peoples? Now that those "maggots" are in cahoots with the new APC government, it should be smooth sailing along these lines.

These folks (army personell) are very disciplined. Under the right supervision, I do declare that our soja boys and gals could mine the diamonds and gold needed to provide the funds for generating sustainable electrical power, per se, for the whole nation. However, we might need to relocate the general populations in these areas for a period of time in order to facilitate this endeavor. That means, inclusively, that "all dem maraka/foreigner for go".

This proposal may sound very outlandish to some, but it would serve to minimize the smuggling of these precious minerals.

Allow the prisoners in the prisons to work on national farms instead of idly sitting in their mosquito infested digs, if the "youthmen" are not willing to go raise the Bolilands. Additionally, impose a city residence tax to discourage them from loitering in the cities. If they cannot afford such taxation, they might be tempted to go back home to the countryside and be more resourceful in the agricultural sector, and the like. Who said there are no jobs in Sa Lon? We must create the jobs we need.

Instead of a new airport at Hastings, let us rebuild the railway line. That infrastructure is more useful and beneficial to the population at large than a new airport. But then again the old railway line was dismantled by the akartas for the benefit of their patron, Sahid Jamil. Water under the bridge, you might say? Well, let us rebuild the railway lines from North to South, and from East to West intersecting right in the center of the country. Feeder roads diagonal to this configuration can be built also to minimize unemployment, and accentuate infrastructural development.

I have so much more to state, but time is not on my side right now. I shall do so later, after I read your response.


Subject: Re: The Blame Game Again?
From: progress
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Date Posted: 18:58:37 02/20/08 ()
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Mao Zedong. Maoís first political campaigns after founding the Peopleís Republic were land reform and the suppression of counter-revolutionaries, which centered on mass executions, often before organized crowds. These campaigns of mass repression targeted former KMT officials, businessmen, former employees of Western companies, intellectuals whose loyalty was suspect, and significant numbers of rural gentry.[8] The U.S. State department in 1976 estimated that there may have been a million killed in the land reform, 800,000 killed in the counterrevolutionary campaign.[9] Mao himself claimed a total of 700,000 killed during these early years (1949Ė53).[10] However, because there was a policy to select "at least one landlord, and usually several, in virtually every village for public execution",[11] 1 million deaths seems to be an absolute minimum, and many authors agree on a figure of between 2 million and 5 million dead.[12][13] In addition, at least 1.5 million people were sent to "reform through labour" camps (laogai).[14] Maoís personal role in ordering mass executions is undeniable.[15][16] He defended these killings as necessary for the securing of power "

look at China today


Subject: Re: The Blame Game Again?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
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Date Posted: 01:31:15 02/20/08 ()
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Destroying the dignity and automnity of the Chieftancies, and the traditional framework of managing the lands.
_______________________________________________________ Is this purposefullly vague or is there a disconnect here. I do not know what you mean by the traditional framework of managing lands? I didnt even know there was such a thing as a traditional framework of managing lands. If there was then the land, particularly the fertile areas like the Boli lands have been UNDERUTILISED, MISMANAGED, and its about time some large corporation comes in and farms it and provide jobs and an agricultural export base to the rest of the world and earn foreign exchange for the nation.
It is our place to make sugestions to government on these very bright ideas that you have hinted on and i believe that there are people in the APC governing heirachy who do read the cocorioko forum religiously and would be more than happy to incorporate these ideas that you have.


Subject: Re: The Blame Game Again?
From: FREE SPEECH
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Date Posted: 23:02:52 02/19/08 ()
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There you go my friend.I knew you had it. This is one time I'm with you. This makes a lot of sense. Now you are taken a leadership role. Plus your earlier post about the courts was a good one.


Subject: The Justice Strategy and Investment Plan What is Lacking
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
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Date Posted: 20:11:43 02/19/08 ()
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The justice strategy and invesztment plan does not go far enough. There are 61 (SIXTY ONE) ACTIVE members of the sierra leone to serve a population which by the mist conservative estimates is about 5 million people. This means that there is a ratio of one lawyer for a population of 82 thousand people. The government must do more to recruit sierra leonean lawyers in the US, UK, Australia and other "Common Law" Jurisdictions who would want to go to sierra leone and work there. Although by estimation there are about 250 sierra leonean lawyers practicing outside of sierra leone, yet allowing these people who have practiced in jurisdictions like New York, California and other large metropolitan areas would inject a new breath of air into the present mundane practice of law in sierra leone.

The President should also consider asking the DFID, to help in training a cadre of court reporters who would enhance the speed with which court matters are being heard. The present manner by which judges have to take down notes by hand, is too archaic and time consuming. This is perhaps one of the most important reasons why the practice of law in sierra leone and the progress of cases through the court system is so drab and arcane.

Another problem with the slow progress of matters through the court system, is the plethora of continuances (Adjournment) which are necissitated by un preparedness by members of the bar, the fact that there are not too many lawyers to serve the populace, the inadequacy of the rules of procedure and the wilingness of judges to accommodate lawyers who are unprepared and seek adjournments for the flimiest of reasons.

I was fortunate to watch a murder trial (For the murder of my dera friend Mr. Tony Ojeah) in the Courtroom of Mr. Justice Fofanah and to say the least I was totally unimpressed by the whole set up. here We had a judge who was conducting a MURDER trial in a court room which was unaccoustically unsound. The Judge Apeared to be straining to hear the testimony of the witness, whose testimony was drowned out by the cacophony of automobile horns, street traders and people within ear shot of the court room who were oblivious of the seriousness of the hearing going on in the court room.
In the dock were seven (7) accused, who were represented by two (2) veteran lawyers in the persons of Messers Osho Williams and Ajibola Manly Spaine.

The first thing that came to mind was the issue of CONFLICT. What if I asked myself, one of the defendants were to point their fingers at the other who was represented by the same counsel, as the perpetrator of the crime? Would the lawyer have to withdraw from representation based on that identification? What would happen under the circumstances?

Then thers that old colonial relic of "Police prosecutors" This is a farce. ONLY LAWYERS should be allowed to bring cases in court and a very robust state prosecutors office sould be able to do that much more effectively that untrained and legally unsophisticated police Prosecutors prone to more criminalism and coruption than those they prosecute.

I had the opportuinty to sit in the court rom of Judge Adrian Fisher and also had the opportunity to visit him in his chambers. By any standards it was a disgrace. The file cabinets in his chambers were in disrepair, the office through no fault of the honorable judge was unkempt. It appeared as if the office had not been cleaned by a caretaker in weeks or months. There were no shelves housing any books of legal interest and in all I was totally unimpressed. I remember visiting the chambers of the Late Justice Bankole Rashid and experiencing the same dearth of legal texts and an atmosphere unbecomming of a judge of the High Court of Sierra Leone.

Now lets address the issue of the inordinate amount of time that detainees are forced to be in detention without bail which is itself a violation of their human rights. This as a matter of fact, is one of the identified reasons for the discontent of the lumpen proleteriat and a basic reason for discontent amongst the masses.

The truth Mr. President is that in Sierra leone today there are still people who would go to the police department, pay off a few officers and before you know it you are being arrested and sent to jail for no reason whatsoever other than the fact that someone wants you in jail. THIS IS WRONG and you promised CHANGE and we are eagerly anticipating that change.

One idea is that we could replace prosecuting police officials with law students under the tutelage of members of the bar who would be responsible for supervising these students and be required to be present in court when these students adress the court. There are many ideas that could be implemented and only by us bringing these forth can we be able to put a dent on the Injustice that is the Sierra Leone justice system.


Subject: Re: The Justice Strategy and Investment Plan What is Lacking
From: BackBencher
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Date Posted: 23:41:56 02/19/08 ()
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Here is a matter for forumites to unite around. The procedures necessary to produce justice may sometimes be tedious, and, indeed, boring, to the idle passerby...but suppose it was you, or a family member? Immediately, you would would insist that you deserve better. So also, it is true for your brother or sister. The concept of "the rule of law" is one of the most noble of human institutions, once established. It deserves to be nurtured and preserved. As the country emerges from the dark ages of Kabbah's rule, this business of administering justice should be a matter of serious priority. Where is the groundswell of letters and telephone calls to government that make sure that the provision of justice is made a matter of priority? This part of government deserves and demands a fair portion of the national budget!


Subject: THE JENKINS JOHNSTON COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY:
From: JAMES DURING
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Date Posted: 19:23:34 02/19/08 ()
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THE JENKINS JOHNSTON COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY:

JAMES DURING
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The Great Debate
In its three weeks of sitting, the Jenkins Johnston Commission of Enquiry produced a plethora of un-missable highlights that incontrovertibly set the whole process alight. From the Fachima Hall in Koidu town to the Miatta Confrence Hall in Freetown, the commission tactfully raised the impasse to the plane of discussion and stimulates a debate that has served to elucidate on issues that have over time cultivated a deep seated riven between Koidu Holdings and the people of especially Tankoro Chiefdom. The hearings, it has to be said took off to a slow start but compensated for that as the process unfolded. And by the time the commission commenced its sittings in Freetown, the excitement was and remained at an astronomical altitude. In their animated testimonies to the commission, the people innocently set the agenda for the debate that was to climax the process, the debate that holds the single explanation to what has culminated into this quagmire, and the debate that explains why the whole scenario was laden with misconceptions and misunderstandings. This episode thus seeks to take you through the Tankoro (Edward Tamba Towie Nyandebo)-Koidu Holdings (Jan Joubert) debate.

The Case against Koidu Holdings
The case for the Tankoro Chiefdom, as was stated in a previous article, was made by the Chiefdom Speaker; Edward Tamba Towie Nyandebo. The 11-pages document that was read out to the commission, albeit by one of his subjects because he could not due to some problem with his voice, made a conscious attempt to dabble on a lot of issues including what the chiefdom holds as the reason for the stalemate between the company and the people of Tankoro. The presentation brushed on 6 main issues:

The Kimberlite Agreement
According to the chiefdom authorities, one of the areas they wanted the commission to address was the miming lease agreement between Koidu Holdings and the Government of Sierra Leone. It is the view of chief Nyandebo and his counterparts that the agreement should be revisited because it was done with a military government which did not consult them whilst negotiating with the company, as they claimed: ďTankoro Chiefdom was coerced into accepting an inequitable surface rent for the use of our land.Ē They remain unflinching in their conviction that a revisit of the agreement will see them gaining more than what they are having right now.
Relocat1on and Resettlement of Affected Property Owners

The chiefdom authorities also hold that the resettlement process has been the bed rock of the problems between the company and the community people. It is their position that the company has failed to adhere to the provisions of the EIA, which was conducted in 2003. They argued that the EIA clearly states that the resettlement of the people should precede any mining activities by Koidu Holdings. They also claimed that the quality and the pace of the resettlement process has always been suspect.

They demanded schools, electricity and other social amenities for the settlement. They recommended to the commission that an independent evaluator should be hired to determine whether the structures the company has constructed so far are in accordance with the provisions of the EIA.

Surface Rent to Tankoro
Again, the chiefdom authorities indict the 1995 agreement negotiated by the NPRC and its 1996 ratification by the SLPP. They also called for the current profit sharing arrangement to be altered. According to them, the current equity shares arrangement gives Koidu Holdings 60%, government of Sierra Leone 30% and Kono community 10%. In their submission to the commission, they asserted that this arrangement also reflects the profit sharing arrangement.

In addition to them registering their dissatisfaction with the current arrangement and asking that government gives 10% of its 30% to them for development purposes, they also insinuate that giving them a 20% profit share will address all the problems that define the current environment in Kono. Their statement further explained that Koidu Holdings holds 60% shares in the company, government 30% and Kono 10%.


Koidu Holdingsí Employment Policy
One of the areas of discontents, according to the chiefdom authorities was that related to employment in the company. They voiced their disapproval over what they claim to be the lack of Kono indigenes in both the management and board of the company. They accused the company of not advertising vacancies in the local media to allow qualified persons to compete. They questioned whether the company has got an insurance policy that covers its entire staff, and even alluded to lack of training for the national staff.

Additional Recommendations
The chiefdom authorities, in addition to the fore-going demands, demanded that the company allow access to all the affected property owners to its clinic as was the case in the days of SLST, make available its waste materials and by-products to the community, make available all of its tailings to the Tankoro Chiefdom even before the end of its operation, and make available final recovery tailings at Swaray Town, kimber dust/top soil at Bakundu, and slimes dam at Swaray Town to them.

At the end of the presentation, the Speaker was beaming with pride, holding every conviction that their handy-work represents a compendium of recipes that hold the key to the problem. However, the smile was quickly wiped off his face by counsel representing Koidu Holdings; Berthan Macaulay Jnr. in cross examination, as most of their claims were reduced to mere speculations and assumptions. The counsel made it abundantly clear that neither government nor the Kono community hold any shares in the company.

His revelations that Koidu Holdings pays the government $ 200,000 as mining fees and the Tankoro Chiefdom $ 29,000 as surface rent annually evoked some sobriety amongst the community people in attendance. The cross examination exercise no doubt gave the people food for thought. It was clear by the end of that process that most of the things contained in the statement are not as valid as they sounded.

The Case for Koidu Holdings
After the chiefdom authorities of Tankoro Chiefdom have presented their case to the commission, the commission left Koidu for Freetown. It commenced sitting in Freetown at the Miatta Conference Hall on Tuesday 29 January 2008. After two days of sitting, the enquiry reached its climax with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Koidu Holdings, Jan Joubert, taking the witness box. His testimony to the commission lasted for almost 2 days and it certainly gave the commission some insight into a lot of issues relating to the company and its operations.

As is expected, most of what he had to say was in the form of reactions to the very many allegations that have been leveled against his company in the past days. Of particular significance in his testimony was his reaction to the statement presented by theTankoro Chiefdom authorities. He painstakingly delved into and bisected each and every one of their demands and recommendations to give the commission the companyís perspective:


On the call for the mining lease agreement between the government and the company to be reviewed, the CEO informed the commission that the right to the Koidu Kimberlite Project, referred to as the Koidu Kimberlite Mining Lease Agreement ML 6/95 (KKPML), were awarded and ratified as NPRC Decree NO. 12 on the 22nd of July 1995, in accordance with the provisions of the Mines and Minerals Act (1994), and were adopted as an Act of Parliament on the 23 of December 1996. he declared that the terms and condition of the lease agreement have been scrutinized for fairness and reasonableness by various NGOs and other reputable institutions, including the World Bank, over the years and each time the agreement has been found to be sound and in line with international standards.

He added that the royalties and fees in the KKP ML are higher than those of mining leases awarded recently to other companies in the country. He assured the commission that his company will welcome a review of the KKP ML and the adjustment of the high royalties and taxes the company has been paying compared to others.


Jan Joubert emphasized that there is no where in the Mines and Minerals Act of 1994 or the Koidu Kimberlite Mining Lease Agreement Act of 1996 that requires the government of Sierra Leone to consult with local chiefdom authorities when granting mining leases. He also noted that the terms and conditions in the mining lease are dictated by government and not the lease holder.

Responding to the issue of profit sharing, Jan Joubert explained that the Profit Sharing Agreement was signed between Koidu Holdings and the government of Sierra Leone on the 29 August 2006. In accordance with Clause 3.1.1 of the agreement, Koidu Holdings agrees to pay each of the government of Sierra Leone and the Koidu Community Trust a sum equal to 10% of the net profit generated by the company in respect of the Koidu Kimberlite Project. He further posited that there is no provision for profit sharing or participation in the KKP ML Act (1996) but that notwithstanding, Koidu Holdings agreed to share 20 % of its net profit with the community and the government in good faith.


The CEO informed the commission that the allegation that there are no indigenous Kono people in either the management of the company or on the Board of Directors is astonishing given that Paramount Chief Paul Ngaba Saquee V was appointed by government as its representative to the Board in 2006. On the representation of Konos in the companyís management, he pointed that Konos are not only represented in the companyís management, but they constitute almost 90% of the companyís work force. Mr. Joubert went further to explain that in a bid to redevelop the Koidu Kimberlite Project, the company absorbed all of the workers that were left behind by previous companies. But due to operational pressure, most of them were put on, on the job training.

However, over time, he revealed, the company has sent some of its promising workers abroad for training programmes.
The realization that most of the staffs were illiterate, he noted, compelled them to intensify the on the job training. To further enhance the in-house training, the CEO disclosed, they identified one of the most experienced operators and sent him to the Volvo training facility in Sweden for a training course.

Upon his return, he was made the training officer of the company. Two other workers were sent to Ghana on a two week training to acquire blasting certificates. The company also sent one of its staffs to South Africa to undergo a health and safety training. In 2005, an advertisement was placed on the local media for Banks men. 30 people applied and 12 of those were sent to South Africa to undergo training. In spite of all these efforts to capacitate their staff, the CEO noted that most of their workers are poached by other companies.


Speaking on the resettlement, Mr. Joubert said the company has been constantly barraged for the resettlement programme unjustly. Most of the time, he said, the criticisms are made by people who are not even qualify for resettlement-those people who built their houses in the concession after the EIA had been done. He submitted that the delays associated with the process were perpetuated by both the affected property owners and a few local NGOs. He explained that when they started doing the resettlement for the people to even identify the locat1on was a problem let alone agreeing on a model structure.

The first ten houses, he said, were built with cement bricks but the people later came up with the idea that it must be cement for cement and mud for mud. ďUnfortunately, the company is been blamed today for something that was sanctioned by the affected property owners themselves,Ē Jan Joubert commented. He intimated the commission that since its inception, the process has been beset with a lot of obstacles created by either NGOs, or elements within the affected people. ďThis has not only served to slow the process down, but portray the company in a very bad light,Ē he added.


Reacting to the request for access to the companyís clinic, he said the medical facility at Koidu Holdings is not a hospital. It is an eight bed clinic which also comprises a consulting room and out patient facility. The clinic caters for each employee and two dependants, which in itself is already too demanding. Therefore, he said, comparing Koidu Holdings, a company that exports approximately 100,000 carats per annum to Sierra Leone Selection Trust (SLST) that exported approximately 1.4 million carats per annum, is ridiculous.


On the waste products, he said there are several issues that negate the request of the chiefdom authorities. Paramount amongst them is security. He said the security implications attached to the moving of waste products from the concession are huge. Besides, it is his position that, there are specified methods of handling waste products responsibly, which the company has been doing effectively. Any attempt at working ultra-vires those procedures will result to a hue and cry from both local and international environmental organizations.


whilst he admitted that the company has been doing its utmost best to make available its tailings to the community, the CEO noted that the company can not preoccupy itself on a permanent basis on such an operation otherwise it will seriously obstruct its operations. He argues that the notion that the company should completely hand all of its tailings to the chiefdom completely contravenes international standards. This also, he said, has got serious security implications for the company.

In addition to that, he also brought to the attention of the commission the fact that when the company started using the tailings to fix the roads in the town, it was accused of dumping its hazardous waste in the town by the same people demanding it now. Mr. Joubert remains adamant that they have been very much committed to fulfilling their own part of the agreement whilst the government is yet to meets its own side of the bargain.

Conclusion
When all is said and done, it is apparent that the spine of all the discontents that culminated into this unfortunate incident is as much the continuous interference, by mostly extraneous people and groups, into the resettlement process as it is the result of misinterpretation and or misunderstanding of the terms of operations of Koidu Holdings. This in itself reflects an acute lack of information between the government and the chiefdom authorities on the one hand and the local authorities and the community people on the other hand. As unfortunate as it is, Koidu Holdings has been the victim of all these misgivings. However, it is becoming ever glaring that what is obtaining at present is an attempt by certain groups and people to use this situation as an opportunity to skew things in their favour and make whatever gains they can.

Admittedly, it is baffling that the Tankoro Chiefdom authorities had all these concerns but never took them up with the company through the Paramount Chief, who incidentally, is the governmentís representative in the companyís Board of Directors. It has to be said that the requests the chiefdom authorities made, rather than addressing the problems surrounding the issue, have the potential to cause further misunderstanding and tension between the company and the community people in the event the company can not meet those demands.



Subject: Re: THE JENKINS JOHNSTON COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY:
From: Babatunde Coker
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Date Posted: 19:49:12 02/19/08 ()
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Hey jamisie! It's been a long long time! What Organization are you presently linked with?


Subject: Somebody sent this to me and I liked it
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 19:14:11 02/19/08 ()
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Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a church in Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area.

When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change. As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, "You'd better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it."

Then he thought, "Oh, forget it, it's only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus company gets too much fare; they will never miss it.

Accept it as a 'gift from God' and keep quiet."

When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, and then he handed the quarter to the driver and said, "Here, you gave me too much change."

The driver, with a smile, replied, "Aren't you the new preacher in town? I have been thinking a lot lately about going somewhere to worship. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change. I'll see you at church on Sunday."

When the preacher stepped off of the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said, oh God; I almost sold your Son for a quarter."

Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read. This is a really scary example of how much people watch us as Christians and will put us to the test!

Always be on guard -- and remember -- You carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you call yourself "Christian."

Watch your thoughts; they become words.

Watch your words; they become actions.

Watch your actions; they become habits. < /SPAN>

Watch your habits; they become character.

Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

I'm glad a friend forwarded this to me as a reminder. God bless you; I hope you are having a wonderful day! If you don't pass this on to anybody, nothing bad will happen; if you do, you would have ministered to someone.

The Will of God will never take you to where the Grace of God will not PROTECT you... Stay FAITHFUL and Be GRATEFUL!


Subject: Thanks for real news
From: Lyndon Tommy
To: All
Date Posted: 19:10:05 02/19/08 ()
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Message:
I tried to post this on the AT Forum where I am a member but I failed .It kept bouncing. This is just to thank Cocorioko for being our best source of news.I love your news items, style of writing and your pictures .Please keep it up and don't listen to your enemies like Leonean.


Subject: Re: Thanks for real news
From: FODAY KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 20:45:17 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: fkamara73@aol.com
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Message:
KEEP IT UP NEVER LISTEN TO YOUR RIVALS WE LOVE COCORIOKO BECAUSE WITHOUT THEM WE CAN'T KNOW EITHER THE DAY IS COMING BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE TIME AT HAND.


Subject: HILL STATION HOUSE AND LAND FOR SALE
From: BAMIKEH SPENCER COLE, ESQ
To: All
Date Posted: 16:43:02 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: landsdeale@yahoo.com
Entered From: srv-saas01.man.newskies.net at 66.178.120.242

Message:
For sale here i a one town lot and house for sale in move in condition at Hill Station .

Take Regent Road, get off at IMATT, turn lft, proceed to US embassy , turn left, pass the British High Commission property on riht, pass the plus $300,000.00 homes being built by SEYIDI DEVELOPMENT on left, pass the MARANATHA PRIMARY SCHOOL on left, Pass the GHANA HIGH COMMISSION ON RIGHT, PASS THE 30 ACRE EACON HALF MILLION DOLLAR ESTATES ON RIGHT, PASS THE CELTEL ANTENNA ON LEFT AND proceed safely to your house and park your car and rest and enjoy the view of Freetown. ENJOY NICE SPRING WATER BELOW. THANKS


Subject: Re: HILL STATION HOUSE AND LAND FOR SALE
From: Pedrodacintra
To: All
Date Posted: 03:34:59 02/20/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: dator5678.161.gbgsd.se at 62.88.180.78

Message:
Bra u sure say nar you house or the person way dae sell am nar him get am for true? Nor to wuna dae go en tiff peepul den land en property dem eh? Ah go send me uncle for go see en geda reliable information for me.


Subject: Re: HILL STATION HOUSE AND LAND FOR SALE
From: GENUINE DEAL
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Date Posted: 04:33:34 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 83.229.112.2

Message:
You can always cross check the authenticity of documents, view land receipts, tax receipts and building plan and permit yourself, so don't allow people to lie to you.


Subject: Distraction
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 16:12:09 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
Latest Revelation and Visionary Understanding of why Karmor Abdulies have decided to vote with the three dimensional sistas after breaking their fast on selction day:


Subject: Re: Distraction ( for Sahr T)
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 16:28:31 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
Many moons have passed and now -at last- we have twenty-first century electricity thanks to the APC!


Subject: Re: Distraction ( for Sahr T)
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 17:49:28 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
Where are you?


Subject: IS THAT REALLY THE 21ST CENTURY LIGHT YOU HAVE IN SWEDEN?
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 18:10:56 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1303w-ad03-182-55.dynamic.mts.net at 207.161.182.55

Message:
You look so relax to talk about Freetown.When did you visit buddy?


Subject: Re: IS THAT REALLY THE 21ST CENTURY LIGHT YOU HAVE IN SWEDEN?
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 14:52:55 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
It's the same light.....

When was I last in Freetown is a good question. The correct answer is: I was last in Freetown between 27th March and the 8th of April, 1970.


Subject: Re: Distraction ( for Sahr T)
From: Florence
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Date Posted: 18:08:25 02/19/08 ()
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Message:
Are you already celebration the new year? I know it's the tradition to show that episode on Swedish Tv every new year's eve. Happy chinese new year of the rat!


Subject: Re: Distraction ( for Sahr T)
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 15:20:49 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
źVĒNćD


Subject: THE POISON OF POVERTY
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 15:54:11 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
By PAUL KRUGMAN
Published: February 18, 2008
ďPoverty in early childhood poisons the brain.Ē That was the opening of an article in Saturdayís Financial Times, summarizing research presented last week at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Paul Krugman.
Blogrunner: Reactions From Around the Web As the article explained, neuroscientists have found that ďmany children growing up in very poor families with low social status experience unhealthy levels of stress hormones, which impair their neural development.Ē The effect is to impair language development and memory ó and hence the ability to escape poverty ó for the rest of the childís life.

So now we have another, even more compelling reason to be ashamed about Americaís record of failing to fight poverty.

L. B. J. declared his ďWar on PovertyĒ 44 years ago. Contrary to cynical legend, there actually was a large reduction in poverty over the next few years, especially among children, who saw their poverty rate fall from 23 percent in 1963 to 14 percent in 1969.

But progress stalled thereafter: American politics shifted to the right, attention shifted from the suffering of the poor to the alleged abuses of welfare queens driving Cadillacs, and the fight against poverty was largely abandoned.

In 2006, 17.4 percent of children in America lived below the poverty line, substantially more than in 1969. And even this measure probably understates the true depth of many childrenís misery.

Living in or near poverty has always been a form of exile, of being cut off from the larger society. But the distance between the poor and the rest of us is much greater than it was 40 years ago, because most American incomes have risen in real terms while the official poverty line has not. To be poor in America today, even more than in the past, is to be an outcast in your own country. And that, the neuroscientists tell us, is what poisons a childís brain.

Americaís failure to make progress in reducing poverty, especially among children, should provoke a lot of soul-searching. Unfortunately, what it often seems to provoke instead is great creativity in making excuses.

Some of these excuses take the form of assertions that Americaís poor really arenít all that poor ó a claim that always has me wondering whether those making it watched any TV during Hurricane Katrina, or for that matter have ever looked around them while visiting a major American city.

Mainly, however, excuses for poverty involve the assertion that the United States is a land of opportunity, a place where people can start out poor, work hard and become rich.

But the fact of the matter is that Horatio Alger stories are rare, and stories of people trapped by their parentsí poverty are all too common. According to one recent estimate, American children born to parents in the bottom fourth of the income distribution have almost a 50 percent chance of staying there ó and almost a two-thirds chance of remaining stuck if theyíre black.

Thatís not surprising. Growing up in poverty puts you at a disadvantage at every step.

Iíd bracket those new studies on brain development in early childhood with a study from the National Center for Education Statistics, which tracked a group of students who were in eighth grade in 1988. The study found, roughly speaking, that in modern America parental status trumps ability: students who did very well on a standardized test but came from low-status families were slightly less likely to get through college than students who tested poorly but had well-off parents.

None of this is inevitable.

Poverty rates are much lower in most European countries than in the United States, mainly because of government programs that help the poor and unlucky.

And governments that set their minds to it can reduce poverty. In Britain, the Labor government that came into office in 1997 made reducing poverty a priority ó and despite some setbacks, its program of income subsidies and other aid has achieved a great deal. Child poverty, in particular, has been cut in half by the measure that corresponds most closely to the U.S. definition.

At the moment itís hard to imagine anything comparable happening in this country. To their credit ó and to the credit of John Edwards, who goaded them into it ó both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are proposing new initiatives against poverty. But their proposals are modest in scope and far from central to their campaigns.

Iím not blaming them for that; if a progressive wins this election, it will be by promising to ease the anxiety of the middle class rather than aiding the poor. And for a variety of reasons, health care, not poverty, should be the first priority of a Democratic administration.

But ultimately, letís hope that the nation turns back to the task it abandoned ó that of ending the poverty that still poisons so many American lives.

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Subject: Free port in SierraLeone
From: business woman
To: All
Date Posted: 14:19:24 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-99-128-116-191.dsl.austtx.sbcglobal.net at 99.128.116.191

Message:
what do ya'll think about having a free port in SierraLeone???? I'm in support of it though....


Subject: Re: Free port in SierraLeone
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 15:12:04 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
This is something I have been advocating since forever. I think they should make Freetown a free port for a peiod of two years and then assess the benefits. So far the quay is just a pork barrel largesse for the well-connected, with little benefit for the economy.


Subject: APC MAN ON ERNEST KOROMA
From: Norto SLPP Say So-oh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:59:28 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4575eca0.dyn.optonline.net at 69.117.236.160

Message:
Koromaís Attitudinal Change and Momohís Constructive Nationalism: The President Should Look in the Mirror!
By Abdulai Samura


Sierra Leoneans need to change their ATTITUDE our dearly beloved president would say. Like J.S. Momohís Constructive Nationalism, Ernest Koromaís Attitudinal Change program, to quote Viscount Castlereagh yore yearís British Foreign Secretary, is a "piece of sublime mysticism and nonsense".

Prince Metternich, the 19th century Austrian Foreign Secretary would call it "a loud nothing". The attitudinal change program touted by the APC is nothing but a carefully crafted plan to blame the suffering masses for the consequences of APCís incompetence and bad economic policies. What in the world is attitudinal change? What does it entail and how do they intend achieve their objective? These are some of the questions needing answers.

J.S. Momoh started by blaming Sierra Leoneans for his bad economic policies. He and his Northern Ekutay cabal argued that economic conditions were terrible because Sierra Leoneans were undisciplined. He instituted the infamous Constructive Nationalism and started going to work at 8am.

The directionless J.S. Momoh failed to realize that he was one of the most undisciplined leaders Africa has ever produced and therefore, he was incapable of enforcing discipline. Within two weeks, the program collapsed as President himself lacked so much discipline that he got to work at 10:30am.

His Police Chief, Military Chief, and all Heads of Departments followed suit. Secretaries, laborers, drivers and even daily-wagers could not be bothered about punctuality. The indiscipline among J.S. Momohís team extended its phalanges to matrimony. The Presidentís wife left for England in disgust and the floodgates were opened for multiple-wife acquisition-what a discipline!

Similarly, President Ernest Koromaís attitudinal change cry is laudable but he should start with himself and team. President Koroma needs to change his attitude about saying one thing and doing something completely different. He assured the electorate that he would unite the country and provide a government of inclusion. However, the President has exhibit the most blatant tribalism and regionalism in twenty-two years by presenting a cabinet that is 90% Northerners to the exclusion of everybody else. Mr. President the attitude of Tribalism, Nepotism, and Cronyism must be changed.

Instead of harassing poor Sierra Leoneans, you need to lead by example. President Koroma recently told a group of surgeons that health is his top priority but at the same time starving the Ministry of Health of funds. You know more than I do that such attitude (borku borku talk) led to the disgraceful downfall of J.S. Momoh. So could you please Sir, go stand in front of a mirror and tell whoever you see in it to change his attitude?

Mr. President, you, and your APC party need to change your attitude of disrespect for procedure and the sacred constitution. In the few months, you have assumed office you have abused the Constitution at least twice. Would you sir please change your attitude and start respecting the Constitution? Why send the Chief Justice on leave when you know you have no power to do so? Why abuse the Constitution? You did same with the Bank Governor.

You also disregard set precedence for recruiting into the police force. Mr. President, you are training known RUF/AFRC killers to be your personal police bodyguards. Mr. President who are you afraid of? Are you now protecting yourself from the very people who elected you? Are you so scared of the voters who brought you to power that you can use their tormentors to keep them away from you? Mr. President, the Momoh attitude is fast becoming a neon sign around your neck. Go stand in front of the mirror oh great leader and tell whoever you see there to change his attitude.

Mr. President, the attitudinal change mantra is good but as the Holy Bible says, you need to take the log from your eyes and that of your teamís before giving the people of Sierra Leone any hard time. As it is, their economic and social situation is worsening under your leadership.

Instead of worrying about the spec in the eyes of the poor Sierra Leonean, I suggest you get your team together, go in front of a large mirror and wag your finger with a stern facial expression, tell whoever is in the mirror to change their attitude. Otherwise, I see this faÁade to explain bad economic policies based on attitudinal change falling flat on its face.


Subject: Re: APC MAN ON ERNEST KOROMA
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 14:35:45 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Hey Bra, U hart warm O pan di President. True, El Presidente has begun to disappoint some of us but at the same time he has had some laudable achievements.
I hope he reads this forum and corrects the mistakes, as expressed by patriots like you (SLPP and APC). I still have faith in the man. It's early hours yet. Let's not be so pessimistic. Remember Yogi Berra's wisdom: "It is always darkest before it is night"!
Meanwhile enjoy Dr. Sakis en ee fine baby dem.


Subject: Re: APC MAN ON ERNEST KOROMA
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 15:17:49 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 205.148.53.200

Message:
No to warm hart. We just want to hear the truth. EBK is a disappointment so far. As the people in freetown now say. No to light we dae eat. The provision of intermittent light does not impress everyone. we can't relax and enjoy sakis when sierra Leeone is going down the drain.


Subject: We learn from each other.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 13:12:18 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Accountability


Subject: Re: We learn from each other.
From: FODAY KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 13:52:55 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: fkamara73@aol.com
Entered From: acc87b43.ipt.aol.com at 172.200.123.67

Message:
Let's learn to love each other.I would like to express my concern the way we the sierraleonean tend to love each other as i know our attitude towards each other are totally out of date and therefore am urging the sierraleonean both home and abroad to learn from other nationals around the way they love themselves.We need to learn, change, open and realistic to our selves.Only open mind received knowledge. Thank you. Let's love each other.


Subject: Re: We learn from each other.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 17:50:48 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
FODAY KAMARA, I don't know what to say. Sierra Leone among nations, has been known for a very sad history, where hatred abounds in a magnitude comparable only to Rwanda and Hitlas Germany; hatred and unquenchable quest for glory (name) that led to the Second World War and the war in our country. The world's attention turned to Sierra Leone when their native-born was publicized and turned apart by a handful of people who imagine their original hatred, the desires they had to torture the kinds of the mentioned Sierra Leonean by defamation of character and every vile you can imagine of. I remember our people's saying that if a house does not sell a child; the street will not buy him. This saying was reiterated by President Kabba in one of his national address to Sierra Leone.
However, it is time we see reality for what it is. We have wronged, we have tarnished our very character to the world and it is only fitting that we recapture our good image.
I stand as testament to the fact that Sierra Leoneans do not care about their compatriots or their national image. Which is why I have never been surprised at what people do or say. Think about it, we hail from a nation, where children slaughtered their fathers and mothers, sisters killed brothers and sisters or betrayed them to be slaughter by other Sierra Leoneans. Wives betrayed their husbands to be slaughtered in like manner, vise versa. Is it any wonder then, or will it surprise people within the International Community (the world) to see us make efforts to betray another Sierra Leoneanís trust in the world because we know they have lost national trust? They will conclude that is what we are as exemplified by the war and what took place that was constant headline news. They will not be surprised at all. If I had got out it easily without Sierra Leonean hatred manifesting itself would have surprised many. This is why when I join Africans particularly Sierra Leoneans, they already know the outcome. Why should we be known this way beats me. Only faith in God, understanding of how a system works, innocence and determination will keep some that sees what I see, stay alive due to the determination one sees in his very people to prove their worth by betraying a brother, a fellow national, a patriotic one for that matter.
Nonetheless, all is not gone. Now is the time to regain our good image. Only that is wise. We shall never go forward when the confidence of our nationals is shattered. We learn from each other as such, any abandonment of a single Sierra Leonean is a bid to discourage millions of Sierra Leoneans who will not trust the nation because the question will arise, "what if it was I?
I agree with you considerably.
Please note that I am not saying this for personal reasons because I have almost put the nonesense to rest, which is understood by only those who can use the brain to understand progress no matter how little. I am saying this to help us come to our consciousness so that it does not happen to another Sierra Leone.


Subject: Leonean's kongosah behavior
From: Lyndon Tommy
To: All
Date Posted: 13:10:08 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I tried to post this at the AWARENESS FORUM in response to Leonean's kongosah against COCORIOKO but though I am a registered member of the AWARENESS FORUM, my post kept bouncing so I am posting it here and also advising kabs, foday and the moderator to ban Leonean from this forum. This was my response :

Leonean,it is very bad for you to be taking things from one forum and bringing it to the other. That is Kongosah and Kerr-Go-Bring-cam. He who chatters to you will chatter about you. We don't care what happens in other forums or newspapers. If you have problems with cocorioko, go and settle it with them.Let us avoid these divisive tricks .You are also abusing our intelligence .Nobody who reads cocorioko and sees the variety of news items they have, including even sports, will buy your statement that they don't produce real news. You are trying to play on people's minds or what ? Please leave our two newspapers alone. Both of them are propagating for their respective parties, AT for SLPP and Cocorioko for APC. We cant all be in the same camp. That is why our country is backward because of people like you who set up people. Please take your kongosah elsewhere. We are not interested. Thank you.


Subject: Sierra Leone: Editor Briefly Detained
From: EDITOR
To: All
Date Posted: 12:27:13 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Sierra Leone: Editor Briefly Detained



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Media Foundation for West Africa (Accra)

PRESS RELEASE
19 February 2008
Posted to the web 19 February 2008


Jonathan Leigh, managing editor of the Independent Observer, a Freetown-based newspaper, was on February 15, 2008, arrested and briefly detained in police cell for allegedly defaming Ibrahim Kemoh Sesay, the Minister of Transport and Aviation.

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)ís correspondent reported the detention of the journalist followed a court order.


A Freetown magistrate court on January 11, 2008 issued a warrant for the journalistís arrest, after he failed to appear before it to answer a charge of defamation against the minister.

In an article published in early February headlined: ďMinister builds two mansions in two monthsĒ, the newspaper alleged that the minister was using his office to acquire property. The article written by Leigh said Sesay had within two months as Minister of State constructed two houses.

The correspondent said despite being sick the journalist was held for about four hours against the plea of his counsel. However, he was granted bail by a High Court in the sum of US$13,500 bail.



The Magistrates Court initially denied the bail on grounds that the medical report of the journalist was questionable.

The Sierra Leone Association of Journalist (SLAJ) had since condemned the arrest of the journalist.

MFWA regrets that this comes at a time when the new government of Sierra Leone has expressed its intention to repeal the obnoxious Public Order Act, which contains sections that provide for long jail terms for defamation.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone: Editor Briefly Detained
From: Brabanxx
To: All
Date Posted: 13:14:50 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: brabanxx@aol.com
Entered From: static-216-83-121-130.sniparpa.net at 216.83.121.130

Message:
EDITOR; This was culled from your posting as reported by a Freetown newspaper - "A Freetown magistrate court on January 11, 2008 issued a warrant for the journalistís arrest, after he failed to appear before it to answer a charge of defamation against the minister... MFWA regrets that this comes at a time when the new government of Sierra Leone has expressed its intention to repeal the obnoxious Public Order Act, which contains sections that provide for long jail terms for defamation."

Alpha Alieu esq., I think you will concur with me that the court held the writer to the said article in contempt of court rather than for the crime of defamation as the paper quoted above will want us to swallow hook, line, and sinker. The writer would have been held in contempt regardless of the crime brought before the court. At this point in the new dispensation, I think the media should be fair and engage in reporting facts as they occur.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone: Editor Briefly Detained
From: GOOD EXAMPLE
To: All
Date Posted: 13:34:16 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 135ob.scansafe.net at 72.37.171.68

Message:
THEY HAVE NO RESPECT FOR OUR COURT SYSTEM.IT WAS A GOOD THING THAT A WARRANT FOR HIS ARREST WAS ISSUED AND AN ARRESTED WAS MADE.THAT IS A VERY GOOD SIGNAL, OUR COURT SHOULD BE RESPECTED.

ALL OVER THE WORLD, IF YOU FAILED TO APPEAR BEFORE COURT,YOU GET THE CONSEQUENCIES.BRAVO TO THE COURT.

MOST OF THE JOUNALISTS IN SIERRA LEONE ARE VERY IRRESPONSIBLE.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone: Editor Briefly Detained
From: FODAY KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 14:03:14 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: fkamara73@aol.com
Entered From: acc87b43.ipt.aol.com at 172.200.123.67

Message:
Well it is very difficult to jugde either the detained of an editor is justify or not there may be implications that people don't know but i believe one thing that nothing will never goes for nothing anthing happen hsa a reason of it self.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone: Editor Briefly Detained
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 14:39:51 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.13.163.105

Message:

As GOOD EXAMPLE put it, the arrest is completely justified. (hence despensation of justice) 'No one is above the law'.


Subject: The American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968)
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 12:15:06 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
The American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968) refers to the reform movements in the United States aimed at abolishing racial discrimination against African Americans. This article covers the phase of the movement between 1954 and 1968, particularly in the South. By 1966, the emergence of the Black Power Movement, which lasted roughly from 1966 to 1975, enlarged and gradually eclipsed the aims of the Civil Rights Movement to include racial dignity, economic and political self-sufficiency, and freedom from White domination. Many of those who were most active in this movement, with organizations such as SNCC, CORE and SCLC, prefer the term "Southern Freedom Movement". The struggle was about more than just civil rights under law; it was also about fundamental issues of freedom, respect, dignity, and economic and social equality.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_civil_rights_movement
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PwpZVlOumc...feature=related
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The motivation for the abandonement was greed, selfishness and jealousy. Let us don't hide our motives especially when even our actions were so clear that even our pillows are witnesses against us let alone any human that do exist whom we have been sharing our motives with.
OUR INTENTION WAS TO STOP THEREFORE, WHY ARE WE LOOKING FOR OTHER REASONS IS DECEPTIVE AND DISRESPECTFUL TO THOSE WHO ARE WITHNESSES AND ARE READING CERTAIN NOISES AND NONESENSE.
If people can try to bend the truth even when all humans see and read their intentions and actions how much more if they do wrong in secret? That is what distinguishes me from many. I have nothing to hide and I have no regret and proud for the good I do.
No I am not angry or am I? They are angry because they cannot accept the truth and their days of deception is over. They meaning those who have one way or another tried to slant the truth or prevent another man's success by wanting to put themselves in the former's place. If you feel proud let us talk about why the anger or why you are doing what you are doing. Will you have the guts? I thought so.
It is mine so I closed it. What can you do about it? Want a piece of me! Nar me dem for twist, nar me nar sabo, Congosa! Smile.
Thie hie!
______________________________________________________


Subject: Ignorant of Constitutional Democracy? Come-on in!
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:41:27 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-151-194.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.151.194

Message:
For those who are not conversant with how it democracy works in, particularly America, please read to note the power of the Constitution to which no man is above nor beneath as indicated in Article 111 section 2 and the 1st. Amendment. Read the following story and sections within the constitution that guarantees the persons involved such a right:
" 10 get $15.5 million for Mich. prison sex abuse
Trial could be the first of several involving hundreds of female inmates
LANSING, Mich. - Ten female inmates who say male workers raped and sexually abused them in a state prison were awarded $15.5 million Friday in what may be the first of several trials.

The jury's decision was unanimous, and the panel's foreperson took the rare step of apologizing to the women on behalf of Michigan citizens.

Washtenaw Circuit Court Judge Timothy Connors allowed the plaintiffs to speak to the jury."

Article 111 Section 2. "The judicial power, paragraph 3 states: " The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the state where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any state, the trial shall be at such place or places as the Congress may by law have directed;"
Amendment I states
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances;" and
Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Should have been adequate to teach bandits that regardless of certain rights they enjoy does not mean that they should aid and abait other criminals in the violation of people's rights and those violated must receive adequate compensation and finally, the Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."
Because these ladies are prisoners does not give Give Georges, the prison guard, Lawyers nor fellow inmates the right to violate their persons.
Any accomplish to any offense in in fact, guilty of committing a crime and a crime is any violation of penal code of conduct, the Constitution (nm, Tha Law!)


Subject: Nostalgia
From: Onliner
To: All
Date Posted: 11:09:26 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-91-32-112.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 68.91.32.112

Message:
Bai Bureh, Do you remember this one? This was long before the cassette days when scotch-like tape bands used to produce music from a box called tape recorder.
As Alieu and Bra Cornie can confirm, those were the days when Adenuga pumped High Life and Juju music from his record shop unto the busy traffic along Goderich.
Music was the mechanised by valves that looked like electric bulbs into giant sized homemade speakers.

More to come later. Enjoy!


Subject: Re: Nostalgia
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:19:13 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-90-154.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.90.154

Message:
Thankx once again! You have made my day!
Man I am going to make a collection and surprise my dad.This will make the best birthday present ever! I am sure he will try to carry me on his old back.Lol.

Man have you got a music library at home? Bring the oldies on!


Subject: Re: Nostalgia
From: Onliner
To: All
Date Posted: 12:43:53 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-91-32-112.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 68.91.32.112

Message:
Bai Bureh,
Your dad will tell you those days were better. I'll treat you to some Big Fayah tomorrow, my friend.


Subject: PLEASE SLPP, SAY IT A'INT SO!!!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 10:42:57 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Did I read somewhere that J.B. Dauda is now the front runner for leadership of the SLPP and its presidential candidate in 2012? SLPP please tell us this is a sick joke.
Of all the hundreds of enlightened folks with SLPP DNA in Sierra Leone and the diaspora who could provide a powerful reformist alternative to Ernest Bai Koroma, how could you guys even entertain handing over the party to that dinosaur, JB Dauda. That will just kill off democracy in Sierra Leone because many SLPPers and some disenchanted APCers who could conceivably vote SLPP will just sit on their hands and ride out the elections.
SLPP don't do it!!!
It's not yet too late to change course.


Subject: Re: PLEASE SLPP, SAY IT A'INT SO!!!
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:55:07 02/20/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
WHO TOLD YOU?


Subject: Re: PLEASE SLPP, SAY IT A'INT SO!!!
From: alieu sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 10:44:59 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: srv-saas01.man.newskies.net at 66.178.120.242

Message:
IMPOSSIBLE.....

THERE ARE BETTER CANDIDATES FOR THE LEADERSHIP POSITION...

PEOPLE LIKE......


Subject: Re: PLEASE SLPP, SAY IT A'INT SO!!!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 10:48:56 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
I am hoping so Alieu. However the rumours are persistent that JB is working the bases, before the leadership convention, to get the leadership position. You guys better check out what's happening in Salone.


Subject: Ernest Koroma expresses high appreciation of Qadhafi
From: MATHABA
To: All
Date Posted: 10:32:05 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: srv-saas01.man.newskies.net at 66.178.120.242

Message:
Sierra Leonean President expresses high appreciation of the Qadhafi efforts
Posted: 2008/02/19
From: Mathaba

President, Ernest Koroma of the Republic of Sierra Leone expressed his high appreciation of the Leader's efforts for the sake of unity and stability in the African continent.

In a statement on his arrival at Meithigha International Airport, he said:

(We came here to visit our brother, Muammar Al-Qadhafi whom we regard as great leader in Africa. We thank him for all his endeavors in the African continent and his keen interest to bring about successful developmental programs in Africa. We can learn form Libya and its developmental transformations so that we can follow the same path).

President, Koroma, concluded his statement by saying:

(I would like to thank brother leader and the Libyan people for the assistance they provided to our country, Sierra Leone, that enabled us to get out of the conditions that our country went through and we are keen to consolidate the relations between our two countries).
http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya


Subject: Re: Ernest Koroma expresses high appreciation of Qadhafi
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 10:49:33 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
Good!


Subject: Re: Ernest Koroma expresses high appreciation of Qadhafi
From: FODAY KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 14:21:59 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: fkamara73@aol.com
Entered From: acc87b43.ipt.aol.com at 172.200.123.67

Message:
One thing we should bear in mind that Ernest koroma is a past leader is anewly elected president therefore am sure he is not using the past as a guide for his future performance. He is paving a way for his country and trying to make allies to buid up his economy. I don't think this bother or annoyed any one. Let's bury the past.


Subject: Re: Ernest Koroma expresses high appreciation of Qadhafi
From: SHAMEFUL
To: All
Date Posted: 12:04:00 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 135ob.scansafe.net at 72.37.171.68

Message:
WHAT IS GOOD ABOUT SAYING THANKS TO SOMEBODY WHO HAVE NEVER APPOLOGISED FOR ALL THE RAPE,KILLING,DESTRUCTION AND AMPUTATION OF OUR INNOCENT MOTHERS,SISTERS AND BROTHERS.

LISTEN TO THE CHARLES TAYLOR'S TRIAL IN HAGUE,THEN YOU WILL GET A PROPER UNDERSTANDING AS TO WHY AN APPOLOGY WAS THE FIRST THING THAT ANY SIERRA LEONE GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE DEMANDED FROM COL.QADHAFI BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE.

IT IS INDEED A SHAME FOR US TO BE BEGGINNING FOR THE CRUMBS FALLING FROM THE TABLE OF A MAN LIKE COL.QADHAFI.HE IS A CONTRIBUTOR FOR ALL THE DESTRUCTION THAT HAPPEN IN SIERRA LEONE.

I KNOW FOR SURE ANY TIME A PRESIDENT OF OUR BELOVETH NATION OPEN HIS MOUTH AND PRAISE COL.QADHAFI,THE SOULS OF OUR MOTHERS,BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO WERE RAPED AND KILLED CRY FROM THEIR GRAVES.

I AM NOT SURPRISE WHY THE AMERICANS CONTINUED TO SNUBBED SIERRA LEONE:THAT IS OVER QUALIFY FOR RECOGNITION AS AN EXEMPLARY CASE FOR TRUE DEMOCRACY.

"IF HOSE NOR SELL YOU, TREET NOR GO BUY YOU.WE HAVE BEEN SOLD LONG,LONG TIME AGO".


Subject: Quote of the day
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 10:13:38 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
" We all borrow ideas from one another but ideas are not patentable or copyrightable until someone puts them into some action." (An bishop of Kamajoria & Archbishop of the Leonenet Republic)

There is another saying,

"A man of words and not of deeds
is like a garden full of weeds."


Subject: Re: Quote of the day
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 10:33:46 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
He has now moved his head quarters to Mary-land


Subject: Re: Quote of the day
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 10:36:47 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
Better said, he has now moved his hind quarters to Mary-land, with his tail between his legs.


Subject: Re: Quote of the day
From: alieu sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 10:43:25 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: srv-saas01.man.newskies.net at 66.178.120.242

Message:
WAS HE NOT YOUR GOOD FRIEND?

WHY THE ANIMOSITY


Subject: Re: Quote of the day
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 11:03:08 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
Are we referring to the same person?

ďHe was my friend, faithful and just to me:
But Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.

When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept;
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.

O judgement! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason.

But yesterday the word of Caesar might
Have stood against the world; now lies he there,
And none so poor to do him reverence. ď etc


Subject: Re: Quote of the day
From: Admire
To: All
Date Posted: 07:04:55 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 65.91.143.4

Message:
Brilliance among Sierra leoneans is not in short supply. Cornelius Hamelberg is very knowledgeable and I admire him for that.

I think he is one person who should be in salone now to help with development, especially in the ministry of tourism and culture.

Mr Hamelberg, I ask you with all sincerity to return to Salone and contribute to national developmment. Write to the government now and offer yourself as a worthy sierra leonean ready to help. Your CV must be very impressive, I believe.


Subject: Re: Quote of the day
From: sony cole
To: All
Date Posted: 10:36:38 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: srv-saas01.man.newskies.net at 66.178.120.242

Message:
Bra Cornie how obar dae sir..

So the West coast Lawyer is now in East coast?

E run away?


Subject: Re: Quote of the day
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 10:40:25 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
You know Abdul Tee-Jay im " Paddy nah waitin make you run away? - Nah kongosah make ee run a way.
Yu wan know more?


Subject: Re: Quote of the day
From: john Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 10:41:58 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: srv-saas01.man.newskies.net at 66.178.120.242

Message:
What? De Lawyer?
heheheheeehehehe


Subject: Re: Quote of the day
From: sony cole
To: All
Date Posted: 10:21:23 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: srv-saas01.man.newskies.net at 66.178.120.242

Message:
"A man of words and not of deeds
is like a garden full of weeds."

Hmm just like your Lawyer friend in Cali..


Subject: Re: Quote of the day
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:45:41 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-151-194.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.151.194

Message:
Cornelius Hamelberg, my friend, how are you?
Let me add to your wisdom that words are masters of, and the tools that direct actions. It depends on how idealistic or not the words are, and the prevalent circumstances, and to whom the words are said, to facilitate fruitful result in directing actions. Words, particularly idealistic ones look into prevalent conditions and or circumstances to project meaningful actions. The man who acts on any word especially before thinking or by guessing is like a man who plants any seeds at any season and topographical condition so that he can be perceived to be a gardener. He is sure to get a harvest but such harvest can be corn, rice or weeds.
Faithfully submitted:
Bambay Lansana Kamara Keh umanro doyle #2. Esq.
Thank you.


Subject: Re: Quote of the day
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 13:07:58 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
Yes Bombay, a Happy New Year to you (the Chinese New Year started on the 7th and the Tibetan on 9 February this year.
ďA man of words and not of deeds
Is like a garden full of weedsĒ and it so happens that many of our politicians of the past have been men of words and of wicked deeds.
Others there are who make promises to the people, but do not keep their promises. There are those who promised the people that they will all go to heaven ( here on earth) if only the people would be intelligent enough to vote for them Ė and then when they were sitting comfortably in office they started to make their personal heaven of a amassing personal fortunes ( by hook and by crook) and expect the people who empowered them to their offices where they preach against corruption but in the darkness and even in broad daylight practice evil-with-impunity, and expect the people to wait till death before they will stop going to bed hungry. Thatís the vicious circle that itís not before, but after death that some will enjoy the fruits of their own heaven, after a lifetime of sufferation here on earth and along wait in the grave, due to corrupt/d- evil politicians.


Subject: THE DEMISE OF PMDC AS: .....KAPU SACKED??????
From: alieu sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 09:47:33 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: srv-saas01.man.newskies.net at 66.178.120.242

Message:
RUMOURS HAVE IT THAT PMDC IS IN DISARRAY AS EBK STARTS TO KICK THEM OUT OF HIS GOVERNMENT....
THE HONEYMOON IS OVER...


Subject: Re: THE DEMISE OF PMDC AS: .....KAPU SACKED??????
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 10:26:36 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Who is Kapu? I really do not know.


Subject: Re: THE DEMISE OF PMDC AS: .....KAPU SACKED??????
From: john Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 10:30:37 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: srv-saas01.man.newskies.net at 66.178.120.242

Message:
Minister of Marine resources or Fisheries...or whatever they cal it these days.....
A PMDCER and an ATL--ER.


Subject: Re: THE DEMISE OF PMDC AS: .....KAPU SACKED??????
From: sony cole
To: All
Date Posted: 09:53:40 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: srv-saas01.man.newskies.net at 66.178.120.242

Message:
No wonder the Lawyer is selling KAPU's house in Hill station/IMATT..

Nar Davies en Kabia lef...heheheheheeeee..


Subject: President traveling tactics
From: salone tiday
To: All
Date Posted: 09:13:31 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: acd66138.ipt.aol.com at 172.214.97.56

Message:
We prezo dae travel boku oh.We need for review and check to see how much money he is taking for every trip abroad and how much have d people benefited from his trip.I think that was his dream to tour d world but he needs to work not pleasure or reaping the people by saying he his fundraising.


Subject: Re: President traveling tactics
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:52:58 02/20/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
HOW ABOUT ALL THOSE STUPID, SILLY SYCOPHANTS THAT ACCOMPANY HIM ABROAD? HE TOOK 17 PEOPLE WITH HIM TO TRIPOLI. THE GUY IS A REPLICA OF MOMOH


Subject: Re: President traveling tactics
From: TK
To: All
Date Posted: 13:39:58 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-136-135-225.range86-136.btcentralplus.com at 86.136.135.225

Message:
And 20 to the UK


Subject: Letter to a friend, on the problem of corruption
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 08:20:18 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
Lord Zoker,

The very very sad thing is that with the war behind us, you would think that the SLPP had the golden opportunity to do 100% good.

The SLPP lost the elections because of reports and rumours of unbridled corruption which the SLPP, despite setting up the ACC in 2000 did not really tackle.

It's therefore incumbent on the APC which campaigned on a zero TOLERANCE for corruption platform, to show some teeth in dealing with this sort of rampant criminality which we are to suppose still flourishes in many quarters.

The government should not think that they they too will not be tested - like the one they have replaced - and there is HARD EVIDENCE that no one can deny or refute....

Lord Zoker, I cannot bring myself down to agreeing with you that ĒNothing the new APC govt has done inspires me that they will do better at reducing." corruption.Ē

At this stage and with General Abdul Tejan Cole as head of the war cabinet, some old heads

( repentant as General Butt Naked or unrepentant) will surely roll and it will be interesting to see if the head-rolling will serve as sufficient deterrent to the APC stable, taking advantage of their position to act with impunity.

Under Justice Joko-Smart's ACC there appears to have been a bottleneck to the backlog of cases pending trial.

What is utterly ununderstandable is that in the SEVEN YEARS of its existence ( last time I checked) the ACC had only succeeded in nailing a few little fish and left the ever-hungry sharks and whales to continue swimming after more prey


Subject: HILL STATION AREA. 1 TOWN LOT AND HOUSE FOR SALE
From: BAMIKEH SPENCER-COLE, ESQ.
To: All
Date Posted: 06:41:44 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: landsdealer@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 83.229.112.2

Message:
Available is a one town lot and 3 bedroom house available for sale at hill station area around the U.S. Embassy, with all documents , income tax (NRA) receipt, building plan and all necessary papers from the Lands Ministry.

Suitable for immediate occupancy and documents transferred to new owners name and account within 4 -7 business days.

This is a prime area overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the city of Freetown.

Seller is relocating to the U.S. and needs to sell fast. Please call 00-232-76-724-220

Please contact me for more details at landsdealer@yahoo.com

ASKING PRICE: $30,000.00


Subject: Re: HILL STATION AREA. 1 TOWN LOT AND HOUSE FOR SALE
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:58:30 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Pictues..?

You can upload to


webshots.com
facebook.com
kodak.com
flickr.com

etc

A picture in remote house buying is worth 30,000 words.


Subject: Re: HILL STATION AREA. 1 TOWN LOT AND HOUSE FOR SALE
From: BAMIKEH SPENCER COLE, ESQ
To: All
Date Posted: 16:27:25 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: landsdeale@yahoo.com
Entered From: srv-saas01.man.newskies.net at 66.178.120.242

Message:
Instead of me posting on face book, I prefer to meet with you or your representative fac to face, show you all the documents and take you to the lands ministry to confirm autheticty of said documents.
The house is situated at Hill Station, make left at IMATT junction, GO 150 FEET , make a left , pass the U.S. Embassy on right, go down hill , pass the British Embasy on left,pass the SEYIDI CONSTRUCTION half plus million dollar estates on left, pass the Maranatha School on left, pass the Ghna Hgh commission on right, go futher down hill pass the EACON ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION , half million dollar estates on right where one of the former SLPP heavy wights is your distinguished neihbour, and proceed to your house, all our documents are original and authetic and can be transferred to you with 4-7 businss days. Just bring your 40 foot container and offload and sleep. There is a natural spring drinakble water around and electricity is planed.
Just drive your car or jeep (prefferred) to your house
no headaches , no worries, send your relative for inspection at any tme. Thanks


Subject: Re: HILL STATION AREA. 1 TOWN LOT AND HOUSE FOR SALE
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 20:20:05 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
Thanks for the offer..
For me.. if my house is not backing to the waves.. ah pass.. My yacth cant pack at hill station.

No hills, no plains for me..
Beach boy...true en proper..
I need to be fishing for dinner from my verandah..like Vincent Kanu..

I was just saying you reach a lot more people with the pictures on facebook..or flickr...
and people will know if they are interested first before they contact you.. that way... no one wastes your time.. and i dont get mine wasted by you..

All the best..
Cheers.


If you do need to call salone or nigeria in a hurry..
Point, click, talk..
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www.callsalone.com
www.callfreetown.com
www.callabuja.com
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Subject: Re: HILL STATION AREA. 1 TOWN LOT AND HOUSE FOR SALE
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:36:13 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: saloneman@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
BEEN TRYING TO GET YOU ON THE PHONE. CALL ME ON +234 80 57873680. THIS IS A GLOBACOM LINE IN NIGERIA


Subject: Re: HILL STATION AREA. 1 TOWN LOT AND HOUSE FOR SALE
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 05:28:36 02/20/08 ()
Email Address: saloneman@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
NO! YOU'RE WRONG THERE. BAMIKEH WHO WANTS TO SELL, IS NOT THE ONE IN NIGERIA. THE INTERESTED PARTY, JOE LAHAI, IS THE ONE LIVING AND WORKING IN NIGERIA. HE IS A 100% SA LONE MAN, BORN IN BONTHE, BRED IN SWEET BO.


Subject: Re: HILL STATION AREA. 1 TOWN LOT AND HOUSE FOR SALE
From: We de watch dem
To: All
Date Posted: 14:30:34 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-19-137-141.hsd1.ma.comcast.net at 76.19.137.141

Message:
Buyer Beware. Underneath a post advertising house/land for sale, we are talking about Nigeria. Be careful!


Subject: Re: HILL STATION AREA. 1 TOWN LOT AND HOUSE FOR SALE
From: PRIME LOCATION
To: All
Date Posted: 16:30:31 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: srv-saas01.man.newskies.net at 66.178.120.242

Message:
YOU CAN ALWAYS CROSS CHECK THE DOCUMENTS BEFORE YOU BUY. COME AND VIST BEFORE YOU BUY


Subject: Re: HILL STATION AREA. 1 TOWN LOT AND HOUSE FOR SALE
From: HOT CAKE
To: All
Date Posted: 16:35:01 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: srv-saas01.man.newskies.net at 66.178.120.242

Message:
Some of the housing estates in that area sll for over three hundred thousand dollars, like thos being bulit by EACON AND SEYIDI AND REMANUEL GRAY, Stop badouthing your own brother, instead cross check with housing and lamnds ministry and the national evenue authority.

If you want to watch Dem, check out John Benjamin's house being bulit by EACON For $500,000.00
Plus you get a natural spring water well for free water year round.


Subject: Re: HILL STATION AREA. 1 TOWN LOT AND HOUSE FOR SALE
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:55:16 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
We offer some of the best rates to nigeria..

5 cents a minute..

Talk tay you tire.

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www.calllagos.com
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Subject: WHY BUSH.S EXCLUSION OF SALONE SHOULD NOT BE A BIG DEAL
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 03:54:23 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-84-213.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.84.213

Message:
According to reliable sources Bush's exclusion of Salone from his Africa intinerary has nothing to do with poor governance, negative propaganda, bad image or weak diplomacy.The real reason behind Bush's choice of countries is Uncle Sam's interest.It is no secret that Uncle Sam intends to set up a military base in west Africa to counter the growing influence of China in Africa and to clip the wings of Nigeria and South Africa who have been flexing their regional muscles for too long.With a military base in Liberia Uncle Sam can reverse any military or other undemocratic take-over in Nigeria or other west African countries that does not serve its interests.

The last thing Nigeria will want to see is an american base in its backyard.Now we shall witness a cold war between Nigeria and Liberia a country they helped bail out of crises.If Salone has to participate in any dealings then it will not be like allowing something on its soil that will be a threat to those that helped it in times of need.Salone has secretly and cleverly applied the reciprocity rule which most of us are unaware of.


At this point in time we need friends that will help us recover, develop and progress and not the type that can lead us to make more enemies because of our friendship. Let the wild speculations stop!


Subject: Re: WHY BUSH.S EXCLUSION OF SALONE SHOULD NOT BE A BIG DEAL
From: kamara
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Date Posted: 15:04:24 02/19/08 ()
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bureh: Bush did not got to Sierra Leone because our leaders and officials are not politically savy or steeped in experience in publicity. Did a sierra leonean leader ever address congress. Johnson Sirleaf was smart enough to visit Washington and address congress after wining the elections. Where did Ernest Bombali koroma visit after winning his elections. Burkina Faso? As if burkina faso can help itself , before sierra Leone. APC needs to go to school and learn public relations. not everyone is iliterate than you fool by providing intermittent electricity.


Subject: Re: WHY BUSH.S EXCLUSION OF SALONE SHOULD NOT BE A BIG DEAL
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 18:42:51 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-70-108-238-93.washdc.east.verizon.net at 70.108.238.93

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Mr. Kamara,

The side-tracking of Sierra Leone has nothing to do with "political savy'" of the leadership of Sierra Leone. Remember that the U.S.A didn't intervene physically in Sierra Leone, instead it is the U.S. God-father (Britain) that did send troops and and extensive reosurces to stop the carnage which the SLPP machinated under Foday Sankoh. In diplomacy, it will be counter-productive for the U.S. to go to a country they neglected while their God father and ally's is closely entrenched. Mind you the scramble for Africa is still indirectly alive. Why France, Russia and other Europian nations didn't go along with the U.S. in invading Iraq? Simple answer, personal interest. Likewise, inasmuch as the U.S. is sending AID to Sierra Leone it will be a sad mistake for the U.S. to start interfering in Sierra Leone while Britain interest is still untapped.


Subject: Re: WHY BUSH.S EXCLUSION OF SALONE SHOULD NOT BE A BIG DEAL
From: Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:12:59 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 205.148.53.200

Message:
Mr Turay:
If you are correct ,why did Bush go to Ghana which is a former colony of Great britain and where britain has more economic ties and relations than sierra leone. If you forgot ,United states did not intervene in the slaughter in liberia either.
I beg to differ, it has to do with political savy. Countries like nigeria, Ghana and liberia are smart enough to have lobbyists in Washington that lobby on behalf of the nation and its leaders.

sierra leonean leaders are too shortsighted and run after leaders who give them token gifts e.g iran and libya. What can libya and Iran give Sierra Leone compared to the U.s. Two nations recovering from economic sanctions . Ghana received $600 million in aid from the United States.

Please tell your leaders and officials lo learn about public relations. They really need to. Ernest Bombali Koroma is following the same foreign policy folly as kabba. Why run after Libya. Libya cannot develop Sierra leone.


Subject: Re: WHY BUSH.S EXCLUSION OF SALONE SHOULD NOT BE A BIG DEAL
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 12:07:19 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-70-108-238-93.washdc.east.verizon.net at 70.108.238.93

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Indeed, public relation is the issue. Sadly enough the Kabbah's government under SLPP who had international connection couldn't do a thing to portray the image of Sierra Leone with all the years of international exposure. Gahana recieving the fabulous AID from the U.S. has to do with the love that African-Americans have for that country. These people have used the slave forts that still exists and maintained as tourist center to reminiscent the ordeals they went through, and mind you Kofi Annan a Ghanian was the Secretary Gneral of the U.N., a stooge and a bootlicker of the U.S. infamous policies towards countries they dislike. Therefore sycophancy has a larger part to play in the U.S. interest in Ghana. As for the U.S. non-interferance in Liberia, it's like the adage, The U.S. threw the ashes in Liberia and the same ashes besmeared them- simply put, they created Samuel Doe to get rid of Tolbert, and at the same time asking Doe to leave when he has already tasted power. Consequently, Doe sought help from the Eastern bloc to protect himself from U.S. manipulation. In the final analysis the U.S., failed and couldn't intervene because of the experience they had in Somalia. All they could say is it is Liberian war and they are going to solve it themselves. I assure you Ernest Koroma is going to do more than what the internationally exposed SLPP did.


Subject: Re: WHY BUSH.S EXCLUSION OF SALONE SHOULD NOT BE A BIG DEAL
From: Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 14:37:09 02/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 205.148.53.200

Message:
We too in sierra Leone have Slave ports like bunce island. We also have Sierra leoneans in the United nations and the U.S. what happened to Sierra Leone. Sycophancy is part of diplomacy. johnson sirleaf has addressed the european parliament and congress. We need bold leaders that can promote Sierra Leone in the west. i have not seen that Sierra leanean leader yet. Koroma has to hire real public relations professionals that can promote him and his govt worlwide. Where are the commercials for Sierra leone. All people know about sierra leone is that is war torn and poor. Start promoting your country


Subject: Re: WHY BUSH.S EXCLUSION OF SALONE SHOULD NOT BE A BIG DEAL
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 06:52:03 02/19/08 ()
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Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

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I know that President Sirleaf offered Liberia as a base for the U.S army's proposed West African force. Prez Sirleaf was probably looking at the economic benefits and the added prestige and stability such a move would bring. I think Sierra Leone should be competing with other countries for the privilege of hosting this force. We should be making presentations to the State Department and the Pentagon. It is worth fighting for.


Subject: Re: WHY BUSH.S EXCLUSION OF SALONE SHOULD NOT BE A BIG DEAL
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:52:51 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Valid stand..
We should stop this conspiracy theory of American Neo-colonialism..
The world moved past that a century ago..
Now its "INTERESTS".

5000 permanent whiteboy tourists with pocket full of dinero's in our mist will surely be a botox party to our ill and wrinkled economy..

Will also definately ensure that we are one of the most stable in West Africa, if not Africa as a whole.

Until we can learn to stand on our own.. export more than we import, feed our citizens, keep them in good health.. reverse brain drain.. provide mandatory basic education for all.. even if you are 50...

WE SHOULD PUT COMMON SENSE BEFORE PRIDE.



Subject: Re: WHY BUSH.S EXCLUSION OF SALONE SHOULD NOT BE A BIG DEAL
From: Liberian
To: All
Date Posted: 04:26:02 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 196.207.234.3

Message:
Your analysis is quite balanced upto certain point.However, there is already a cold war between Nigeria and Liberia.
Liberia and Liberians will never forget or forgive the kleptocratic role played by Nigeria and Nigerian Army during their civil war.


Subject: Re: WHY BUSH.S EXCLUSION OF SALONE SHOULD NOT BE A BIG DEAL
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:47:29 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: saloneman@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY KLEPTOCRATIC ROLE. CAN YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN.


Subject: Finance Minister Decries National Statistics
From: John Mannah
To: All
Date Posted: 02:25:41 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: c-76-21-241-92.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.21.241.92

Message:
Let me commend Finance minister Carew for launching what he called a "National Strategy for the Development of Statistics". It is however not enough to just talk about weaknesses in the gathering and assembling of the necessary statistical data for decision making. We are looking for leadership and vision in this very important department of government. It was one of America's greatest presidents Woodrow Wilson who said "Those who have the courage, tenacity, and relentlessness to collect and comprehend the principal fact, and those who must work upon them should draw near to one another". It is against this backdrop that Minister Carew should take leadership in this area of governance and make a case to president Koroma about the importance of data gathering, so that the president will use the goodwill he presently has with the international community and other stakeholders especially in the subregion to help S/Leone with human as well as material resources in making sure the country fast track this project and bring it to fruition. Nigeria and many of our sponsors can be approached for some statisticians and econometric professionals to spearhead this project.

A research department could be established at the faculty of economics and social studies at FBC that could tap on the expertise of former lecturers and experts in this area to volunteer their expertise to contribute towards the development of our country. This is what leadership is about. So minister Carew the ball is in your court, you can do more in this area and help assemble the necessary data the country needs to monitor our productivity, money growth, population growth, all with the aim of curbing our current run-away inflation. It was Milton Friedman who said, "inflation anywhere and everywhere is a monetary phenomenon". Control the amount of money in the system through the central bank and our prices will come down. Revisit what former president Kabbah did, take money out of the system and return to economic reform and follow the prescr1ptions of the IMF, stop the extra budgetary activities and the rent seeking activities and the cancer of inflation will be tamed in Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: Finance Minister Decries National Statistics
From: Foday Mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 10:05:34 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-172-251-180.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.251.180

Message:
You could not have said it better.Absolutely a step in the right direction.

Thanks for the input


Subject: 10 top reasons Bush did not visit Sierra Leone
From: Leonean
To: All
Date Posted: 01:46:56 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: v-209-98-56-213.mn.visi.com at 209.98.56.213

Message:
1. He is running away from problems here in America and if you are running away from problems, the last place you would go to is Sierra Leone.

2. He is afraid that they would steal the tires off air force one to make slippers.

3. Somebody told him that if he runs out of fuel, he may have to spend three days standing in line.

4. He is afraid that the rice they feed him may come from Libya.

5. Dick Cheney heard that Sierra Leone vice presidents do street cleaning on Saturdays, he likes to go quail hunting.

6. He did not want anybody to ask him whether he prefers short sleeve or long sleeve.

7. He buys his own diamonds from Tiffany's

8. He is allergic to cassava leaves and goat meat.

9. The president next door is more beautiful.

10. Somebody told him that Foday Sankoh may still be alive.


Subject: Re: 10 top reasons Bush did not visit Sierra Leone
From: Serious
To: All
Date Posted: 03:36:39 02/19/08 ()
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Well written, very hilarious.However, talking seriously, we do not enjoy any respect from International Community, and are percieved as a bunch of thieves, who go around the world with begging bowl, and whatever recieved goes into their pockets.


Subject: Re: 10 top reasons Bush did not visit Sierra Leone
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:52:30 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: saloneman@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
AGREE WITH YOU GUYS ENTIRELY. EXCELLENT SATIRE THAT TELLS A TRUE STORY


Subject: Will our obsession with Gaddafi hurt our interests ?
From: The Nationalist
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Date Posted: 01:21:51 02/19/08 ()
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Message:
Whatever he does, Gaddafi will ever remain the Bad Boy of Africa, to the West. It is amazing how our President does not understand that .Will this obsession hurt our interests ?


Subject: Re: Will our obsession with Gaddafi hurt our interests ?
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:00:28 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-151-194.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.151.194

Message:
Greetings all.
The Nationalist thank you for your observation.
Before I respond, let me inform you that Fidel Castro has resigned from Presidency of Cuba after leadership since 1959.
Moving on to responding to your concern, let me seize the opportunity to let you know that the world works within the confines of rules, laws and chatters agreed to by members of organizations representing countries, and to be adopted, acted upon and respected by sub-divisional member-nations and their subjects. These are either Constitutions, Charters and in most cases, Sarias.
In furtherance, let me inform you that Sierra Leone is not obsessed with Ghaddafi but that we are doing our part to entrench a bi-lateral relation with Libya and the people of Libya, not only because they are a member of the United Nations, a member of the Non-alignment Movement Countries but also that they are Africans; as such, members of the African Union. Therefore, the President is not only serving a diplomatic mission but also a fraternal responsibility.
We are a non-aligned nation. Meaning, we are not a party to any one single form of political ideology. Fidel Castro's Cuba has been an enemy to the West particularly, the United States but this did not prevent Hon. Solomon Berewa from attending countries of the Non-Alignment Movement summit in Cuba, an action that must not be construed as against any other nation's interest but pushing Sierra Leoneís interest in the Non-Alignment.
We would have been in conflict with another nation if we are supporting, aiding and abaiding a nationís interest against another. But visit to Libya with Colonel Gaddaffi is not in any way contravening the interests of neither Eastern nor Western blocks, nor is it in agreement with terrorist interest.
The Cold War has ended, and the World's Superpower, the United States is now co-operating with her one-time arch-rival, Russia, for space endeavors. The world is now apt to moving closer to cooperative efforts than bombardment franchise or disenfranchisement of any kind. This is what the President takes into consideration.
Libya has a bilateral cooperation pact with Sierra Leone, in the form of a diplomatic interchange, which is why they have an embassy in Sierra Leone and we in Tripoli, as mandated by a charter, stipulated by members of the United Nations in the Geneva Convention of 1939, other United Nations' international cooperatives mandates and the Organization of African Unity, now the Africa Union guarantee such a cooperation why must we not? Therefore, it is legal cooperation of fraternity the President is fostering.
Ghadaffi and the United States and other Western allies have agreed on or do have diplomatic and other bi-lateral co-operations as do the countries of the Eastern block and African nations therefore, the President is well aware of this, knowing that he is not going against any countryís interest but entrenching this brotherhood. As such, he is working within an acceptable responsibility, a mandate agreed upon by the aforementioned nations and organizations to create and entrench his nationís international horizon through diplomatic relations as mandated within the Geneva Convention, the United Nationís mandate and that of the African Union. He cannot push Sierra Leone in harms-way.


Subject: Re: Will our obsession with Gaddafi hurt our interests ?
From: Settler
To: All
Date Posted: 12:27:08 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: foofooenokro@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 140.147.167.58

Message:
Rubbish, king size rubbish my friend. Castro resigned because he realizes, and rightly so, that he can no longer bear the brunt of the burden of leadership, given the precarious circumstamces by which he is surrounded. His 1959 revolution in Cuba, ousted Gen. Batista, who was an American puppet, with little or no interest in the welfare of the Cuban populace, giving rise to a structurally organised society where education, health care, and hard work flourishes, and where enemies abound everywhere. The Americans have been trying to kill Castro since the days of John F. Kennedy, but to no avail. Think about if you were president, and every day a major world power that lives next door was trying to kill you. He recognises, that he is less agile today and that life is taking its toll, making it quite an oppurtunity for his adversaries to home in for the kill, so he stoops to conquer.
All that crap about rules, laws, constitutions and charters, are what we refer to as legally misguiding beliefs, designed to entertain sleepy minds. The American constitution claims that all men are created equal, but that equality led to a civil war in 1867, and still have some of its citizens mentally enslaved today. Each and every job application in America states as a part of its provision "equal oppurtunity employer", you must be out of your mind to believe that law especially if you are black.
Non alligned movement, African Union, what a joke, these are organizations whose members constantly have their arms stretched out, waiting for handouts to steal, and not feed their people. If you truely believe that Arabs consider themselves Africans, then I will advice you go see the doctor. The hallmarks of history have bold reminders of anarchy and tyranny, inflicted on past generations, and unfortunately only black people, especially Africans, fail to pay attention to which direction the bullet came from. No amount of diplomacy warrants an official visit by the head of state of any nation, to another country whose leader has been responsible for the death of thousands of its citizens, shamefully bearing arms and tokens. That is totally unacceptable.
What does the end of the cold war have to do with a murderous arab leader, that sleeps in a tent in the desert, with relieving the pain in the hearts of so many Sierra Leoneans, over the death of their loved ones, that he was responsible for?, What kind of bilateral cooperation do you seek with someone that had just killed your mother?. I think the president needs to start acting more responsible in respect of the feelings of those of us who lost so many of our brethren in the carnage that Gadafi leashed on our society.


Subject: Time to chill out!
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 00:48:52 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-84-213.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.84.213

Message:
Now watch this and enjoy!


Subject: Re: Time to chill out!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 07:21:56 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Thanks, Bai Bureh, for posting the Bobaraba (The big butt dance). I read in the BBC website that the Bobaraba is the latest craze sweeping through Ivory Coast and spawning a cottage industry of "butt-enhancing" products. Many women are buying Vitamin E and other products in the black market, which they believe will make their butts thicker to do the Bobaraba (No such evidence is clinically supported of course). I wonder if the Bobaraba has already reached Freetown or the party circuit in the D.C area.


Subject: WHAT REALLY SNAPPED?
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 23:33:38 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
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Subject: Re: WHAT REALLY SNAPPED?
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 07:07:11 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Oh King Loggy, you always find a way to prove the adage true: A picture is worth a thousand words.
An apt portrayal indeed.


Subject: Re: WHAT REALLY SNAPPED?
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:43:39 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
I would like to know the algorithm behind his searches..

How do you sit and say..
"Look for pictures with the word "humpire"?


Subject: Re: WHAT REALLY SNAPPED?
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 12:37:39 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.106.71.172

Message:
Yahoo or google your chosen word or phrase on "images" then click.


Subject: Re: WHAT REALLY SNAPPED?
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 13:25:50 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
hehehe..
I was wondering about how you sit and think on which one to come up with next..
Not the tool you use..

We can have a decent graphical conversation just with these..


Subject: Re: WHAT REALLY SNAPPED?
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 23:21:09 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
What I do is find a word or phrase that defines my intended response to a topic and then use that word or phrase to search for a graphic representation.


Subject: Re: WHAT REALLY SNAPPED?
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 10:39:28 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Pa we dey..
Card business..

Well....let me give you a joke to describe the card business..
Salone man bixnex trong.


The BARBER

There is this good old barber in some city in the US.
One day a florist goes to him for a haircut. After the cut, he goes to pay the barber and the barber replies: "I am sorry. I cannot accept money from you. I am doing community service." The Florist is happy and leaves the shop.

The next morning when the barber goes to open his shop, there is a thank you card and a dozen roses waiting at his door.

A policeman goes for a haircut and he also goes to pay the barber after the cut. But the barber replies: "I am sorry. I cannot accept money from you. I am doing community service. "The cop is happy and leaves the shop.

The next morning the barber goes to open his shop, there is a thank you card and a dozen donuts waiting at his door.

A Sierra Leonean software engineer goes for a haircut and he also goes to pay the barber after the cut. But the barber replies: "I am sorry. I cannot accept money from you. I am doing community service." The Sierra Leonean software engineer is happy and leaves.

The next morning when the barber goes to open his shop, guess what he finds there...


Can you guess?

Do you know the answer yet?


Come on, think like a Sierra Leonean....


.............. a dozen Sierra Leoneans waiting for a free haircut!


Subject: Re: WHAT REALLY SNAPPED?
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 10:52:10 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
CandidO, U go kill me O wit laff! That was slap out funny. Thanks bra.


Subject: Re: WHAT REALLY SNAPPED?
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 11:05:43 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Bra.. i have some good..great.. awesome customers..
That i wont complain....I know main man like you undertand the value of a base..

Just wish i could get support from more of my own peeps.. and make that my base (corner stone) customers.

When i started this.. i would not have believed i could get more Ghanian clients than Salone clients..

I could not believe i can get more Morrocans and Algerians to sign up thru Google and Yahoo ads.. than i could get my own salone fambuls to signup thru Cocorioko..

My new slogan/buzzword?

Talk is cheap....
We are trying to make it cheaper.


Subject: Re: WHAT REALLY SNAPPED?
From: Brabanxx
To: All
Date Posted: 13:42:20 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: brabanxx@aol.com
Entered From: static-216-83-121-130.sniparpa.net at 216.83.121.130

Message:
Candido:
I have spent over $300 on your cards.(email address is Brabanxx@aol.com). You can check it out to confirm. My experience lately with the card is sour.
1. The time is rounded up in multiple of 3. If one talked for 4 mins,one gets billed for 6 mins.
2. Connectivy has been poor lately. I currenly carry a balance of $43 on one of the cards, but I am unable to use it. As soon as my talk time is announced, the line goes off.
3. After prolong ringing, one's card get billed even without being connected.

Please check and find out what is happening.


Subject: Re: WHAT REALLY SNAPPED?
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 14:37:40 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Brabanxx..

Thanks for partronizing..
I understand how you feel... and totally know about the issue..
I sent an email out about a week ago when the complains started coming in that one of our providers.. "SEI" and thier card "WILD AFRICA" was not connecting.. and deducting minutes at the same time..

I have spent hours with those people on the PHONE..
All they can tell you is they will credit the minutes back into the card.

At first they said it might be the recent cable and internet disruption in the middle east because most of thier routing is done thru Egypt.
They promised to reroute calls thru another trunk, even satelite..
They gave me another number which they said connects to a different trunk and i sent that number out thru the email i mentioned. 1800 593 9110.

My issue is, i am just a broker.
I have very little control over how connections or charges are made.

I can only advice that you USE ANOTHER CARD FROM OUR SITE if you think we still warrant your kobo.
Most of my clients who experienced the same as you did.. just switched cards to another on our site..

"TOP MINUTES" is the best to salone especially Cellular.. and they are from another provider.
And please dont buy any card that has "SEI" as the provider.

About your deduted minutes.. call thier 800 number and ask for a refund.
I have done the same when my card was deducted and the constant ringing is not that no one picks..
Connection just does not ring in Salone.. even if it sound like it.
Same cards works fine.. to Nigeria.. to Senegal..etc..

About the 3 minutes rounding.
It is universal, thats how almost all cards bill 1-3-4 minutes rounding..
We do carry 1 minute rounding cards.

If and when you have issues (and this goes for all my custaments), please email me at admin@callingcardsforafrica.com
I am glad and will pay to get feedback..
I like knowing what keeps my customers talking.
Its good for business.


You can have your $43 refunded into your account for use for another card.
Call: 1866 299 3937.

Brabanxx.. sincerest gratitude for past purchases and been patient and voicing our system breakdown...
I am hit 20 times as hard when things like his happen..all i can do is search for better providers.

And please dont give up on salones own next internet pioneers.
This company is going home baby...

Kabs...thanks for the space..
If you dont mind, i will answer any question asked out in the open. Not take it to my private of company email.
I do business in the open.
That's the only way i know how.


Subject: Re: WHAT REALLY SNAPPED?
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 15:24:43 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
You really understand the concept of customer satisfaction. Bra, continued success to you.


Subject: Re: WHAT REALLY SNAPPED?
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 15:30:51 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Bra.. nah me join debul.. ah get for dance..
This noto jorlay.. when you take peoples money..

Its Orjeh..serious stuff..

Thanks for your continued support..


Subject: Re: WHAT REALLY SNAPPED?
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 10:19:08 02/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Candido, my friend, how de body bra? How is the card business doing? You rock, my friend. God bless.


Subject: Is Ghadafi getting away with murder?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 22:11:34 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

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Getting Away with Murder: Ghadaffi's West African Legacy


JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law, former Chief Prosecutor for the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone, says that amidst the recent feting of Libyan leader Muamar Ghadaffi in European capitals, part and parcel of his larger political rehabilitation in the West, his regime's role in atrocities in Liberia and Sierra Leone in the 1990s must not be forgotten....

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While President Muamar Ghadaffi waltzed around the capitals of Europe last month with cynical leaders eager to do business with this political oddity from Libya, it must not be forgotten that he laid waste two countries in West Africa in the 1990s. His direct participation in the conflicts within Liberia and Sierra Leone caused the murder, rape, maiming, and mutilation of over a million human beings and the internal displacement of several million more. His surrogates - in the guise of former President Charles Taylor of Liberia, President Blasť Compare of Burkina Faso, the late Foday Sankoh of Sierra Leone along with a covey of gun runners diamond dealers, and financiers from all over the world - joined in a decades long joint criminal enterprise that remains a threat to peace in that back-water part of the world.

During the late 1980s, Ghadaffi trained hundreds of potential terrorist in various camps strewn about the Saharan sands of Libya. A virtual rogues gallery of those who bore the responsibility for the conflicts in West Africa are all alumni of those camps. During my initial investigations into the war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated that stemmed from the ten-year civil war in Sierra Leone, we began to uncover direct evidence from independent witnesses that the true source of the suffering came from Ghadaffi. Using link analysis from these sources, all of whom did not know the other, the dots that we connected went through President Charles Taylor, somewhat President Blasť Compare and his henchman Ibrahim Bah, directly to President Ghadaffi. All three of these individuals were graduates of those terror camps.

President Ghadaffiís plan was to place as many surrogates into West Africa so he could influence West Africa and use it for his own political purposes. He managed to do this in Burkina Faso, Liberia, tried to in Sierra Leone, and the Ivory Coast. The next country would have been Guinea. He was stopped when the international community created an international tribunal in Sierra Leone which not only investigated, indicted, and prosecuted those who bore the greatest responsibility for the tragedy of Sierra Leone, but exposed the joint criminal enterprise that was backed by Ghadaffiís oil dollars.

As we reviewed the evidence it became clear that President Charles Taylor was the most directly responsible for the horror of the Sierra Leone conflict, with both Presidents Compare and Ghadaffi a culpable secondary. For his direct involvement, I signed the indictment against President Charles Taylor for numerous counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity in March 2003. He now sits on trial for those misdeeds before Trial Chamber Two of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Compare and Ghadaffi are both un-indicted co-conspirators so to speak. Their specific involvement in this sad history will most undoubtedly come out at Taylorís trial.

It is amazing how the smooth salve of oil and the bandage of petrol-dollars helps the West look the other way regarding what took place in West Africa in the 1990ís with Ghadaffiís specific backing. The subtle support and buying off of many African leaders continues today by President Ghaddafi. The West, particularly Europe knows this. Ghadaffiís visit to France in December 2007, feted as a legitimate leader by the French, is just such an example. The bitter pill of human rights violations by this pariah goes down much easier with the promise of new commercial contracts.

Dialog and engagement with the worldís tyrants, dictators, and warlords smacks of appeasement and is a source of continued of unrest, atrocity, and conflict. The beast of impunity must be faced down wherever it rears its ugly head. What took place in Europe last month augers poorly for the future.


David M. Crane is a professor at Syracuse University College of Law, and former founding Chief Prosecutor for the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone (2002-2005).


Subject: Re: Is Ghadafi getting away with murder?
From: Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 04:29:32 02/19/08 ()
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With due respect to David Crane,it is widely believed that Charles Taylor was set up by the West to overthrow Doe, and Libya came into play much later.


Subject: Re: Is Ghadafi getting away with murder?
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 23:12:08 02/18/08 ()
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Comrade Allieu, Esq.

Ghadafi can get away with murder, terrorrism and dictatorship with impunity once the so-called police states like Britain, U.S.A and the Europian Union have relaxed their negative stance against a state once perceived as the haven of terrorism or to put it newly "the axis of evil." The hypocrisy of so-called, self-styled champions of democracy is something lovers of the African continents need to scrutinize and study keenly as to whether aid from the West or East is the solution to restoring our human dignity, development and progress. President Ellen John-Sirleaf and Ernest Koroma-presidents whose countries bear the brunch of the satanic and diabolic acts of Ghadafi have become beggers or solicitors of Aid from a country that palyed a pivotal role in the distruction of lives and properties in these respective countries with the champions of democracies playing deaf ears and muted to codemn these two leaders blind vision. This is to remind all of us that our interest and progress is still controlled indirectly by these champions of democracy once it suits there selfishness and interpretation of how our continent should survive and perish. If there is a living God, justice is at hand to deliver the downtrodden.


Subject: Re: Is Ghadafi getting away with murder?
From: Sempu Jay
To: All
Date Posted: 00:47:14 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: sempujay@yahoo.com
Entered From: ip68-8-136-217.sd.sd.cox.net at 68.8.136.217

Message:
My brothers we are really in a state of dilema. Sierra Leone has lost her pride and past glory. We have sold our birthright for cocoa ebbeh. This is really serious.
We all know that he fuelled the war with the support of the likes of Charles Taylor and late Saybana Sankoh. Now because the country is in a recovery state, he turns around bringing gifts in the name of seeking support for the formation of an African Union.
There are so many limitations in terms of regional, language and cultural differences that makes it very impossible for Africa to become a unified continent.
The very Arab States do not feel they belonged to Africa.
The super powers are blowing hot and cold on us, so we better be watchful. They knew Africa will become too powerful thats why in their greed to share our resources they scrambled and divided us among themselves. See how many colonial masters Africa has.
Now some of our brothers and sisters are in their countries doing the dirty jobs for them.
Will we be able to regain our past glory and be able to say no to these aids they send to us.
Sierra Leone has the resources, its a matter of proper management, accountability and transparency which our country lacks.
God help us but we must change our attitudes.
Sempu


Subject: Re: Is Ghadafi getting away with murder?
From: Settler
To: All
Date Posted: 09:58:13 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: foofooenokro@hotmail.com
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I think the time has come for us as a nation to seriously examine the political realities of the past, and make the neccessary adjustments so that future generations, would appreciate our contribution, and use it as a platform to build on.
It is no secret to the world that Gadafi was solely responsible for positioning Charles Taylor and Foday Sankoh as protege's of what he envisioned as his vast mineral dynasty in Africa south of the sahara. He prepared them militarily, provided the funds for their deployment, and watch them wreck havoc on innocent citizens, many of whom are dead and gone, leaving others with lifetime, scars and mindsets that would never be healed. We owe it to the souls of those whose untimely depature will forever abide with our conscience, to be much more cautious, reasonable and responsible in our dealings foremost with each other as citizens, and much more so with outsiders who we know for certain do not have our best interest at heart. Sierra Leone has way too many resources that if wisely and properly utilised, would allow every Sierra Leonean to afford more than life's basic neccessities. We do not need hand outs from tyrants and murderers like Gadafi who had killed our own people to begin with.
I do not believe that religious identify should be the platform for recieving bags of dust from a desert killer, especially when the shots were fired within our own home. We as a nation have been overtly tolerant of arabs within our midst. Arabs do not like blacks, and thats a point based on fact. They do not even consider themselves African, especially when they try to define their origins to caucascians, in the presence of black Africans. Talk to any African that has spent sometime in the arab world, to prove my point
We need to be a lot more serious about our citizenry, the rights and previledges we are entitled to as the custodians of a prime historical axis of enlightenment in the whole of West Africa. We are not supposed to be in this position as a nation today, we are blessed and endowed with way too much to be living off the spoils of murderous men.
This is why the rest of the world dont take us seriously. You wonder why George Bush didn't come to Sierra Leone? They understand the dynamics of global politics. They know exactly who Gadafi is, what he has done to us, and they see how blindly we chase after him looking for hand outs. That type of behaviour doesn't warrant respect. They say he has been forgiven for renouncing terrosism, but they know who he is.
We need to refocus our energies into proper nation building, and that involves self awareness and respect.


Subject: ALIEU KALLAY AND THE POSITION OF THE MAYOR OF FREETOWN.
From: ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA
To: All
Date Posted: 20:38:50 02/18/08 ()
Email Address: SAIDUBANGSO@AOL.COM
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Alieu Kallay comes from a very respectable family(THE ALHAJI MUCTARU KALLAY FAMILY OF ELBA ST. FAME), and he is my relative. But as a citizen of Freetown, the interest of my city is far above my person relative with Alieu. I will like him to undrestand the following things:
(1) The Mayor of Freetown is the 1st citizen of that great city, therefore, he must be a role model to all other citizens. He/she must have in-built moral vaules.
(2) Since, the office is a political position,It means that the Mayor has to deal with people, If we examine how Alieu Kallay dealt with his family( his wonderful wife Liz and his great kids), we will find out that, he(Alieu Kallay) does not have the ability to deal with people very well. We will also, clearly see that Alieu does not have good examples for us the citizens to follow, therefore, we do not need Alieu as our Mayor.
(3) Alieu and all members of the APC must understand that, they can not hold offices only by the past glory of their parents. The aspirant must be able to show his/her own records for proper examination.
We are most respectfully asking Alieu Kallay to drop his bid for the position for Mayor of Freetown.


Subject: Re: ALIEU KALLAY AND THE POSITION OF THE MAYOR OF FREETOWN.
From: WHACKO
To: All
Date Posted: 20:45:07 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
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WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT PEOPLE, PLEASE DON'T BRING THEIR FAMILY ISSUES INTO THE DEBATE. WHAT'S THE NEED OF EVEN PUTTING OUT ALLIEU'S WIFE'S NAME ON THIS FORUM? WHAT IS THE POINT OF TALKING ABOUT HIS KIDS?....YOU ARE REALLY IMMORAL. NO WONDER PEOPLE DESPISE YOU ON THIS FORUM!


Subject: THE MAYOR OF FREETOWN.
From: Sempu Jay
To: All
Date Posted: 00:17:41 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: sempujay@yahoo.com
Entered From: ip68-8-136-217.sd.sd.cox.net at 68.8.136.217

Message:
I feel sorry that you are always attacked on this forum. You know why? Its because your comments are always not on the best interest of the party you are supporting. The days of Alhaji Muctarr kallay are gone. If true Allieu is a relative of yours, which i doubt very much you will appreciate him for his ambition and wash your dirty linen at home and leave the public to judge him. Stop the PHD syndrom. You are far away from Sierra Leone.
I will appreciate people in Sierra Leone to comment on this issue but not you. You dae nar dream land.
Sempu


Subject: WHERE WAS FEN PLABA DURING THE UMPIRE BATTLES?
From: DISAPPOINTED FAN OF FEN PLABA!
To: All
Date Posted: 17:26:42 02/18/08 ()
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I wish to register my bitter disappointment with one of the forumites whom I had come to respect for his patriotism and principled stand against Tribalism, the sharp witted Mr. Fen Plaba.
Fen Plaba was always talking about the unity of the country and condemning bigotry and tribalism. However when Umpire was spewing his tribalistic junk, Fen Plaba was no where to be found. He simply absconded, showing a yellow spine, and refusing to confront Umpire like a man.
There comes a time when good men must take a stance against evil and I am bitterly disappointed that Fen Plaba dropped the ball despite his talk-talk against tribalism. What a coward! The same goes for the other 'giants' of the forum like Candid Opinion, Bra Enviable, Bra Cornie, nico, Sengbe, Bai Bureh, Brabanxx etc.
In the same regard, renewed respect for Jorgor, Question, Lawyer Iscandri, FBC Dumbeh, Ronaldhino, Mensa, Dumpire and the Crazy Marys, New Blood and many, many others who fought fire with fire to stop tribal hatred in Sierra Leone. God Bless. Let's never forget as we argue that Hate Speech is not Free Speech!


Subject: Re: WHERE WAS FEN PLABA DURING THE UMPIRE BATTLES?
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 22:56:23 02/18/08 ()
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Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

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Dear Disappointed Fan,
I am surprised that I had a fan, much less a disappointed one at that! Sorry that I disappointed you bro. The truth is that Fen Plaba did not go on vacation during the "Umpire Battles". I was simply NOWHERE and EVERYWHERE at the same time! You think I will ever run away from a fight and ditch my Oremi, Alieu Iscandri in the foxhole? Nah!!! You think I will talk the talk and not walk the walk on matters of bigotry and tribalism? Hell No!!!

I actually enjoyed the 'battle' as forumites from different tribes rallied to the Krio section when Umpire started his unfair attacks. I especially salute Jorgor, Question, Iscandri et al. Umpire is actually a brilliant polemicist, whom I thought was a great addition to the forum, until he descended into the bowels of his anti-Krio madness. That was when I drew my sword.

P.S I may not have been around but my twin brothers FBC Dumbeh and Dumpire and the Crazy Marys were in the arena, flipping birds.
Hehehehehehe!


Subject: Re: WHERE WAS FEN PLABA DURING THE UMPIRE BATTLES?
From: Observer
To: All
Date Posted: 00:46:25 02/19/08 ()
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Describing Umpireís obnoxiousness at the forum as Krio bashing would make anybody think that our Krio contributors went into hiding or had their heads covered while he had a field day at them.

The actual fact was a long cry from that reality. The Umpire tyrant was at everyoneís throat. He ended up taking on the krios because he wanted to test his muscles in a much bigger fight.

His miscalculated aim at them (probably because of their customary ďsaful-safulĒ ďsilence is goldĒ mannerism) backfired by the quality firepower he was met with. He was left sounding like a scrathed CD and reminded of one of those kids at FIT YEYE corner who would be yelling ďyou go kill me tidayĒ after being bamboozed by an elderly bra.Ē

He was certainly a disturbed individual with multiple personalities who had access to knowledge he couldnít productively utilize. Like a madman wielding a bazooka, he was erratically gunning everyone that stood around including those who taught him to handle a gun. His syndrome reminds of an incident at the Boston Logan airport where an ex marine hijacked a helicopter together with its pilot and took to the skies from where he started shooting at passers-by in the streets.

Like anything else, education is a strong weapon which when used incorrectly can lead us to our own fall, as we saw in Umpire. He obviously would not dares take that kind of egocentric arrogance to the workplace.

Our thanks to frontliners like Jorgor, anti-tribal ďQuestionĒ, Lawyer Iscandri, FBC Dumbeh, Ronaldhino, Mensa, Dumpire and the Crazy Marys, New Blood and others for fighting fire with fire. Itís nice to see all the returnees flock around the forum once again.


Subject: Re: WHERE WAS FEN PLABA DURING THE UMPIRE BATTLES?
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 21:04:15 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Stay disappointed me man..
This is a forum for debates and hanging out in good spirit.. if and when those 2 words take a mid february hibernation.. i follow suit..

I got a business to run mate... and in my business, everyone is a custamer.. or a potential custament even the abnoxiouses got family to call back home..

Me get markit en petty trading for do.. enti u know..
This nah APC gobment.. we all dey sell.. en pred we markit nah foe road...

As for fen plaba.. he chameleoned his way into a few hot threads and gave as good as he got..


Subject: Re: WHERE WAS FEN PLABA DURING THE UMPIRE BATTLES?
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 19:36:31 02/18/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-75-185-99-153.insight.res.rr.com at 75.185.99.153

Message:
I think Fen Plaba merely ignored Umpire and he has the right to do so.Remember this;"You don't have to turn around and look at every dog that barks at you."(Haiti)
In my humble opinion, it behooves us all to think very carefully before passing judgement on our fellow Sierra Leoneans.We must work hard to cultivate an environment of reconciliation as we forge ahead to rebuild the country.
However,some people forget that the concept of "Freedom of Speech" within reason is very crucial as we struggle to shape our budding democracy.We must develop a collective thick skin and recognise that in an open forum like this,some people can be downright offensive.They may be 'guilty' of shedding light on certain topics that may be taboo for some in an effort to stir up debate.
Umpire throws a bait to members of the forum and gets under the skin of some people to intentionally ruffle feathers while insulting anyone that doesn't agree with him and even those that do agree with him.He exercised his freedom of speech and while some of us were appalled by his remarks on this forum there may be some who hate to see him banned.


Subject: Re: WHERE WAS FEN PLABA DURING THE UMPIRE BATTLES?
From: Where was Fen Flaba?
To: All
Date Posted: 20:14:35 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: utdpat242007.utdallas.edu at 129.110.242.7

Message:
Very telling ha? Fen Flaba was the big Pitbull attack dog in the fight against Umpire. Do you real think Fen Flaba could stay away from a spirited fight that involves such invectives. Nor boder, watin? you nor sabe Mami swear. Moniker, Moniker, Moniker. The Mods know the secret. He is the secret weapon of the cab..!


Subject: Re: WHERE WAS FEN PLABA DURING THE UMPIRE BATTLES?
From: Nonsense!
To: All
Date Posted: 20:10:22 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
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DeLaw, you are one of those deranged elements on this forum who cannot stand for the truth. You are clearly taking sides with Umpire's nastiness. You talk about free speech in a very impressive way----we know you probably live in America as your rhetoric imply. Don't forget that your brainwashers (US) whom you are blindedly invoking are trying to pass an eavesdropping bill in Congress which President Bush is promoting and waiting to sign. If you really believe so much in your free speech "labo labo" why don't go to Ground zero in NY and shout " I am a terrorist" ? . There and then you'll learn that free speech is not absolute. You chose to keep quiet when Umpire was on the onslaught. Why are you opening your big mouth now? Are you chicken? Just go away my friend.


Subject: Re: WHERE WAS FEN PLABA DURING THE UMPIRE BATTLES?
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 06:43:23 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-75-185-99-153.insight.res.rr.com at 75.185.99.153

Message:
You probably don't get the point.But consider this;People whose freedom of speech is supressed are more likely to pick up arms to MAKE A POINT.
And,there is no need to use derogatory language on this forum.Attack ideas,not people.


Subject: Re: WHERE WAS FEN PLABA DURING THE UMPIRE BATTLES?
From: How urnu hart for understand so ba?
To: All
Date Posted: 20:18:31 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: utdpat242007.utdallas.edu at 129.110.242.7

Message:
You don't need to abuse Delaw. His posting does warrant your unslaught. Some of you should be banned together with Umpire.


Subject: Re: WHERE WAS FEN PLABA DURING THE UMPIRE BATTLES?
From: Hyprocrito
To: All
Date Posted: 20:25:59 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
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You are the one who needs to be banned because you were the behind-the-scene supporter of a sociopath calling himself Umpire. I bet you enjoyed the creole- bashing and now that it ended you are uncomfortable...right?


Subject: Re: WHERE WAS FEN PLABA DURING THE UMPIRE BATTLES?
From: Hypocrite
To: All
Date Posted: 20:50:09 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: utdpat242007.utdallas.edu at 129.110.242.7

Message:
You attacked Delaw for voicing an opinion that cannot be described as negative. This mindset will generate more Umpires and hamper civil discuss. You have to adhere to the basis tenets of public decorum. I am not talking about Umpire -- your approach is the issue here.Umpire use to accuse everyone one of hypocricy.Do you understand me?


Subject: Re: WHERE WAS FEN PLABA DURING THE UMPIRE BATTLES?
From: Krio boy
To: All
Date Posted: 21:02:14 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
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You can be Umpire if he's your role model. But I find it double-standard on you part. When Umpire openly attacked the Krios here, you chose to back-off. After we endured two weeks of his attacks and rubbish, you are coming out of your shell to lecture about free speech. That is really disgusting. Do you know how chances the Rev. Kabbs, Foday and the Moderator gave him to tone down his rhetoric? If anything, the cocorioko board should be commended for their tolerance and promotion of free speech. Umpire was way over the mark many times, but the cocorioko board gave him many cahnces to redeem himself. He did not and the board took disciplinary actions. Where was free speech violated? You invoke these concepts because you read them in books and see them in TV...you think HATE SPEECH IS FREE SPEECH?


Subject: Bra Enviable Should Come Back
From: Siaka Sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 16:48:31 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Bra Enviable, this is your CKC buddy. It's time you come back. The forum has been cleared of filth and your fan base is asking that you come back.


Subject: Re: Bra Enviable Should Come Back
From: Leonean
To: All
Date Posted: 22:05:56 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Most rationale contributors are either having their postings blocked or deleted. We will all declare for APC to continue using this forum. LONG LIVE APC!!!!!


Subject: Nostalgia
From: Onliner
To: All
Date Posted: 15:07:31 02/18/08 ()
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Message:
Super Combo Kings. Enjoy!


Subject: Re: Nostalgia
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 00:15:04 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-84-213.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.84.213

Message:
Man God bless you for Freddy! You know what? I and many like me have suddenly become fastidious! Can you add Memuna and other Super Combo hits? You taking me back to my boyhood days when my father used to play these songs from his cassette tape recorder!


Subject: Sengbe, please give us a sign
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 12:59:50 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
It's time to be here.


Subject: Re: Sengbe, please give us a sign
From: BackBencher
To: All
Date Posted: 01:08:35 02/20/08 ()
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Sengbe,

I know you are busy, but please, think of me as you would of John McCain, reaching across the aisle, to try to produce a bibartisan result... :_) I, also, happen to support the candidacy of Barack Obama, and now, returning to the topic of Sierra Leone, let us try to find a common ground, a program for the development of Sierra Leone, over the next few years that would transend party agendas, and unite all Sierra Leoneans under the banner of a common nationalism that would combine and unite both the SLPP and the APC against the influence of foreign corporations and interests, whether Lebanese, Chinese, American, or British. My concern is for the development of Sierra Leone in a way that is both progressive and sustainable. How about it? Is there a common ground between North and South? Sincerely, Larry


Subject: Re: Sengbe, please give us a sign
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 13:18:12 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.85.58.107

Message:
Hello! Bra Cornie.

Sorry that I cannot participate on the forum as in the past.

My absence is due to some added responsibilities, professionally, and the fact that the madness that overewhelms this forum at times should not be seen to include me, so I refrain from participating. Anyway, it is good to hear from you, and if you ever talk to our common friend, the engineer in CA, please tell him to give you my number so that we could communicate in private. If there is any way you can communicate your telephone number with me, please do so in private.

My best regards to you and yours.


Subject: Re: Sengbe, please give us a sign
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 16:31:24 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Sengbe...

You wet my appetite bobs..
Please dont abscorn or too long..


Subject: Re: Sengbe, please give us a sign
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 14:26:52 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
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Sengbe Pieh,

Indeed yu tohk true. The madness that has sometimes overwhelmed this forum has left some defenceless and innocent people still reeling in shell-shock.
But a war-hardened and war-battered guerrilla warrior like yourself should soon recover if you put your heart into the Forum of Patriotsí community spirit - and in you invest some faith in the possibility of the good being able to at least dilute or transform some of the pure evil thought formations & violent currents of verbal emotion that sometimes lurks herein (ďhereinĒ, as that archaic ďUmpireĒ would say). Or, as a confirmed stiff upper lip Krio Boy would say, ďSome of the barbaric tribal warrior emotionalism and party partisanship that sometimes convulses debates and arguments and destroy civilised discussion in this Forum of gentlemen and warriors, and those who assume multiple personalities and hide behind masks and throw their darts are the ones who terrorised Sengbe the most. They are probably the ones who consider you defeated and therefore miss you the most. Their understanding is that you cannot take any more battering from them, especially now that the rascals (the APC) are back in the saddle.
This is more reason why you should be in the forum. In our multiparty democracy, there is this place that permits the free expression of opinion so your voice must be heard! Not your gun must be heard, but your voice. Itís not exactly that by merely observing, you become
ďthe leader of the oppositionĒ. Itís your country and it matters when you so outstandingly can not only say whatís wrong is wrong, but suggest ways and means - and learn from other understandings (other where I am / coming from) and you too share your understanding(s) and differences all of which all of us appreciate and now miss Ė even the most boisterous, uncouth an d should know better would like you to extend your legacy, Sengbe Pieh, in this province of Freedom



Subject: Re: Sengbe, please give us a sign
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 16:19:16 02/18/08 ()
Email Address:
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Right now, Bra Cornie, I am canvassing my students to vote for Barack. I hope they will do so. Hopefully, he will then send me to Sa Lon as his ambassador until 2011, after which I shall give Ernest a run for his money, wearing my SLPP cap in 2012.

For the most part your statements above are correct. It is just that participating on these forums like I did in the past is very time-consuming, and I cannot afford to expend that much time nowadays.

But to whet your appetite, consider the following:

1. Mbangbani, Malama, and Soko should be left in the bush of the North. Please do not SCARE away the children with their lust in bloodletting in broad daylight just 'coz APC is now at the helm in Freetong.

2. What if ALL the political appointments made by the APC-led GoSL in the civil service, and elsewhere - NORTHERNIZATION - are overturned/reversed by the incoming SLPP or [PMDC] government in 2012 in a tit-for-tat mode? Will that be amenable to you and other APCerians?

3. And for God's sake tell the "nimisa" of energy and power that the unit in which electrical power is measured is generally the KiloWatt hour, or MegaWatts for national grids, and not in Hertz or MegaHertz (a unit of frequency) as was erroneously stated at #10 Downing Street, and at the LSE by your leader and members of his delegation begging the Brits for mo' money to the tune of $40 million for electricity in Freetong alone.

4. Bra Cornie is our motherland really an independent country? I mean we have all the "water" we need but we are still thirsty. Why is that?

5. Based on this beggar mentality, the head honcho recently went to Libya to beg Ghadaffi to pardon him for his condescending outbursts while in opposition. I bet he got his own $50K dash in cash. I hope he does not carelessly leave that sum of money in his briefcase to be stolen like in the case of you-know-who.

6. So what is new in the polity and governance of Sa Lon? Nothing so far, as I have been able to see. I've always thought that change is fostered through doing new things, and not going about governance in the same old way; going abroad with hands out to beg our "development partners" for funds to develop the land.

7. Why must we constantly beg for cash when we have the resources needed to be converted to that cash? Oh! I forgot, we DO NOT know how to mine, fish, farm, and convert these resources to the funds needed to develop the land. We leave that up to the foreigners, who get rich almost overnight after landing on our shores the following day.

8. Is Ernest going to empower the nationals to acquire the means needed to help develop the nation, or are we merely going to continue to rely on the handouts given by the Brits and others so that their home-based corporations can continue their plunder of our natural resources? You know; they nominally give out $40 mille in "aid", but take out $120 mille or more to decorate the crown with more jewels that cannot be found in that very powerful island?

9. Do we really have the know-how in conducting the nation's developmental and economical business for upward mobility? I doubt it.

10. I guess the national debt cancelled under the auspices of the SLPP, has been reinstated to the tune of about $100 mille in just three months of New APC rule. Is that the way to go, Bra Cornie?

11. I yearn for the day when we accept no more foreign aid - just like Botswana. Until then our country is not really independent.


Subject: Re: Sengbe, please give us a sign
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 08:59:07 02/19/08 ()
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Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

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Re - " 11. I yearn for the day when we accept no more foreign aid - just like Botswana. Until then our country is not really independent."

In the very early days of the PMDC, Hon.Boy-pikin Charles Francis Margai talked about Botswana as a role model. Now that he has the Chief Priest's ear, it's possible that inspiration will soon lead to action....


Subject: Re: Sengbe, please give us a sign
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 17:03:38 02/18/08 ()
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Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

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Big Axe,

Weíre with your efforts for Barack Obama. Concerning Sierra Leone,

You are strong on the glorious history of the SLPP and the less than glorious things that have happened during APC times and less interested in the evil things that transpired during the SLPPís periods in government, periods when they abused and misused their POWER
You are also strong on contemporary logic and rhetoric and in all fairness to you Iíd say that you strike me as being more practical than visionary.

Of course if you win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry by 2011, all other dreamers ( and old burnt out timers, J.B. Dauda & CO bereft of ideas having been in government for so many years, suddenly, they now ďhave a dreamĒ .Indeed if you miraculously won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, documentarily confirmed loudmouths like John Ernest Leigh, would shut up and go to sleep, for they would then be doomed and would have to withdraw their candidacies or lose their deposit and weep once more into their beer, as Karmor Sengbe's fate as veritable de jure leader of the SLPP would then be sealed Ö.

Where do we go from here?


Subject: Re: Sengbe, please give us a sign
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 16:32:02 02/18/08 ()
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Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Sengbe...

You wet my appetite bobs..
Please dont abscorn or too long..


Subject: Re: Sengbe, please give us a sign
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 16:45:45 02/18/08 ()
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Hi Candid O!!

I missed you too.

Bra Candid O, how do you conduct the business of the nation so that the nation is far removed from "beggarhood" in order to embark on nationhood?


Subject: Re: Sengbe, please give us a sign
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 20:54:17 02/18/08 ()
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Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

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Well, i have heard people say.. it is better to work smart than work hard..

Koroma government is working hard..

Raising internet rates.
Taking money from the road fund.
Banning timber export.
Re-examining all mining license..
Terminating aggrements with past governements.
Sucking up to Khadafi.
Going on a kilowatt shoping spree.

Now some man don begin get the light bill (400,000) dem bage for NPA for cut the light..

Meanwhile you read this and you wonder what KOROMA has done in 3 months of running salone as a business..
How about just siging the papers to make this law..?????

http://forum.visitsierraleone.org/forum_posts.asp?TID=2531

I guess its bagger, bagger business he was talking about all along..

Bra we dey oh..
This George Bush + Eanest Koroma economy nor easy..
Kondo belleh dey nah gron..



Subject: Shock for Charles Margai as 'Toesman' quits PMDC
From: NEWS
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Date Posted: 12:30:03 02/18/08 ()
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Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

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Shock for Charles Margai as 'Toesman' quits PMDC
Written by Moses Kargbo COCORIOKO's new Correspondent in Freetown
Monday, 18 February 2008
The letter said: ďI joined the PMDC to dislodge the two monsters Ė Ahmed Tejan Kabbah and Solomon Berewa from the seat of power and authority in this our beloved Sierra Leone, because they lack the vision to accelerate development and promote unity within the party [SLPP].Ē READ THE WHOLE STORY BELOW


'Toesman' quits the PMDC


By Moses A. Kargbo


Former Minister of Energy and Power in the erstwhile SLPP government, Emmanuel O. Grant has resigned from the People's Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC), a party he joined few months to the August 11, 2007 Presidential and Parliamentary elections after quitting the SLPP.


His resignation letter dated February 13, but which is only now been made public, did not give any further explanation for quitting other than expressing happiness for having contributed to the defeat of the SLPP.


The letter said: ďI joined the PMDC to dislodge the two monsters Ė Ahmed Tejan Kabbah and Solomon Berewa from the seat of power and authority in this our beloved Sierra Leone, because they lack the vision to accelerate development and promote unity within the party [SLPP].Ē


'Toesman', as he is known in politics, resigned from the SLPP after he was sacked as Energy and Power minister. He joined the PMDC of Charles Margai, who himself abandoned the party to form his own, citing similar reasons.


It is yet to be established which way the Freetown-based politician will go next. But speculations are rife that he might consider returning to the SLPP, especially as the party searches for a credible individual to succeed former president Kabbah and his vice Solomon Berewa.


Subject: Re: Shock for Charles Margai as 'Toesman' quits PMDC
From: positive change
To: All
Date Posted: 12:47:07 02/18/08 ()
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Entered From: at 80.30.73.0

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Shock for those loosers who thinks that without toesman PMDC will not further it goals of a vibrant and better opposition to the new APC government that is in the right path of solving the pathetic light system the government of sierra leone and PMDC ally inherited from the disgruntle SLPP.LONGLIVE PMDC LONGLIVE charles margai.


Subject: Re: Shock for Charles Margai as 'Toesman' quits PMDC
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:59:27 02/19/08 ()
Email Address: saloneman@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
YOU GEE LIGHT BUT EAT EN PETROL NOR DAE? HOW FOR ENJOY THE LIGHT? PMDC DAE SCATTER GISNOR


Subject: Re: Shock for Charles Margai as 'Toesman' quits PMDC
From: POSITIVE CHANGE
To: All
Date Posted: 12:48:15 02/19/08 ()
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Entered From: 50.red-83-58-71.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 83.58.71.50

Message:
ENEMY OF PROGRESS,PETROL DAE,FOOD DAE,LIGHT DAE,PMDC IS STILL INTACT AND STRONG GOING.TOESMAN NAR FEATHER WEIGHT TO THE TSUNAMI CHANGES THATS IN PROGRESS.E MOR NAR U LAY COMPLAIN TO PA KABBAH AND PA BEREWA.


Subject: Re: Shock for Charles Margai as 'Toesman' quits PMDC
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 05:54:11 02/20/08 ()
Email Address: saloneman@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MR FRIEND OF PROGRESS, MEMBER SAY BORD DEM WAY GET DE SAME FEDA NAR DEM DAE FLY TOGETHER. UNA ALL NAR DE SAME. DEM DAE KICK UNA NAR UNA BUTT DEM ONE BY ONE


Subject: Re: Shock for Charles Margai as 'Toesman' quits PMDC
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 05:47:12 02/20/08 ()
Email Address: saloneman@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
EITHER YOU NOR SERIOUS OR YOU DAE DAY-DREAM. WAE DE EAT EN PETROL WAE YOU DAE TOK BUT? APC EN PMDC DAE BRING BACK TOE-LINE GISNOR. AS FOR YU SO-CALLED PMDC E DON ALREADY SCATTER. YOU NOR YERRI SAY ERNEST DON SACK KAPU? USAI YU YACE DAE?


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