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Subject: Was it fair or not to post the pictures of EBK
From: about awareness times post
To: All
Date Posted: 13:59:07 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: neutralone@msn.com
Entered From: gate2-norfolk.nmci.navy.mil at 138.162.0.42

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I personally would not have posted them. But in a country trying to promote democracy freedom of the press is vital. for those of you in U.s.a you see the amount of satire that those opposed to Bush portray him as in different outlets. and I am sure our same politicians on both sides that lived in a real democracy even though it isn't perfect benefited from been educated about press freedom. I think it was distasteful and others could write and complain about it but I do not think the news paper should be banned or those arrested or molested physically. fight back with the pen my brothers and sisters.


Subject: Govt Press Release
From: Dehunge
To: All
Date Posted: 13:21:58 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

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Who ever wrote the Press Release warning the Awareness Times about defacing the President's image should be fired immediately for bringing the government into " dispute". It is a shame EBK has appointed people who cannot even write a simple Press Release that is not riddled with grammatical errors.


Subject: Why the Economic Sabotage?
From: John Kargbo
To: All
Date Posted: 13:16:59 03/03/08 ()
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Posted by John Kargbo on March 03, 2008 at 11:10:30:

In Reply to: Re: Why the Economic Sabotage? posted by M. Alieu Iscandari Esq on March 03, 2008 at 10:02:07:

Let's put aside these negative labels of 'sabotage' about certain sections of our own country and people. I am not APC neither a card-carrying member of SLPP but I want President Koroma to succeed; I want Sierra Leone to forge ahead in the next five years on all fronts. Supporting the good programs of President Koroma would certainly help and sierra Leoneans should put aside petty political differences to help our country move forward.

This kind of total support does not come easy. It cannot be forced on the unwilling under a democratic climate. It is the leadership that should strive to win the hearts and minds of the people of Sierra Leone. Koroma has what it takes to achieve that. He is charismatic and has a likeable personality through which he can win the commitment of very many Sierra Leoneans to follow and support his vision. But he has to work on that not through what is beginning to appear as the bullying tactics of some of his ardent supporters or the blame game of labelling bona fide Sierra Leoneans as saboteurs. No. Such old forgotten Machiavellian tactics won't work in today's globalized world.

Within West Africa ECOWAS is campaigning for the free movement of persons and goods in a borderless sub-region. ECOWAS citizens no longer need visas to move from one country to the other, and Sierra Leonean businesspeople can be seen in different West African capitals from Bamako to Lome and Abuja buying and selling. It would therefore be a retrograde step to begin to institute draconian measures to curb cross-border trade. What if the other ECOWAS member countries subject Sierra Leoneans to the same sanctions.

We have to build a robust and buoyant commercial climate that will not have a negative impact on our economy through incentives. What is the incentive for farmers to bring their produce from Mambolo to Freetown on nearly a hundred miles of bad roads when the same produce can be conveyed to Conakry by boat that costs far less? What is the incentive for farmers in Kailahun, Pujehun, and certain parts of Koinadugu District to carry their harvests to Freetown when roads leading to Guinea and Liberia are not only better but are even nearer and costs far less? There are both infrastructural and psychological issues to look at in order to incentivise farmers and traders to bring their wares to Freetown and other market centers instead of rushing to applying the big stick. This is a problem not peculiar to Salone alone. Afterall, these farmers and traders no matter their level of 'education' are some of our best economists and businesspeople. They control fortunes. Profit maximization has been mastered by them over the years. If it is not to maximize profit why do you think they are in farming and business? Otherwise they would have remained as subsistence farmers like most of our people. Creating and building wealth is their prime motive.

If the government wants them to follow its leadership then a well thought-out strategy and capaign should be embarked upon so that some paradigm shift could be realized. Have you forgotten about the 'Economic Emergency'? Did it work? Let's make suggestions that can work, not just some anachronistic out-of-place formula that can only retard our progress as a civilized people.

The emergency of the food crisis needs the government's most immediate attention but certainly not emergency and extra-judicial actions. Let's begin to make suggestions about what the government must do that will make a difference. Can I invite your contribution to this Mr. A. Iscandari?


Subject: WHAT NEW PEOPLE REALLY SAID
From: DOWNSIZING THE ARMY
To: All
Date Posted: 13:07:51 03/03/08 ()
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Entered From: nat1-whar.wcjc.cc.tx.us at 207.80.112.1

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Rev. Kabs-Kanu - STOP SKEWING WHAT other say just so that you score cheap points.

I thought you had initially said that the story itself as run by NEW PEOPLE was untrue. Now everyone is admitting it even the defence minister. Kabs, the New People sources are legit & cogent.

Your article proves that what Newpeople said is correct - there will be downsizing and the APC government plans to get rid of soldiers.

This will be done according to a plan being executed by the Defence minister.
This is what Newpeople said.
Since the end of the war, IMATT has advised the government of Sierra Leone to gradually reduce the size of army without prejudice to national security. Primarily, retirees will not be replaced with new conscr1pts. Next, non-essential auxiliary force members will be retrenched as their units are reorganised. But the APC government is set to ignore these provisions and the advice of army as it sets to implement the policy without regard to the guidelines.


Subject: Tribalism
From: Sierra leonean
To: All
Date Posted: 12:27:50 03/03/08 ()
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Entered From: door.croydon.gov.uk at 217.33.200.46

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Kabbs , the good(?) Rev....You must be enjoying this Tribalistic diatribe, and insults against the Mende People on this Forum.

I can only lament, how things have change.I can remeber the once pius Rev who use to advise against such language and preach oneness on this forum...but then power is a SAD thing....REV are you really comfortable with this?
But can I remind you of a saying that you must wait till the evening before you conclude how good the day has been, the sun that rises will also set.....think about it my good rev.


Subject: Re: Tribalism
From: Lucky Dube died for us all - Different Colors, One nation.
To: All
Date Posted: 12:47:16 03/03/08 ()
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Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

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I feel you my brother..
I would think those are the kind of posts that would be deleted and banned..

Not a photoshop picture of EBK called political satire..
Aye man.. we all live to learn


Subject: Re: Tribalism
From: ABK
To: All
Date Posted: 13:12:05 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

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Now this is the core of the problem. They will start a fight they cannot complete. Only to accuse others of tribalism.


Subject: Re: Tribalism
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 14:04:28 03/03/08 ()
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Tribalism is the product of irrational collectivism that impels one to join some group—any group—which claims the ability to lead them and to provide some sort of knowledge acquired by some sort of unspecified means.

If men accept the notion that the individual is helpless, intellectually and morally, that he has no mind and no rights, that he is nothing, but the group is all, and his only moral significance lies in selfless service to the group—they will be pulled obediently to join a group.

But which group? Well, if you believe that you have no mind and no moral value, you cannot have the confidence to make choices—so the only thing for you to do is to join an unchosen group, the group into which you were born, the group to which you were predestined to belong by the sovereign, omnipotent, omniscient power of your body chemistry.

This, of course, is racism. But if your group is small enough, it will not be called "racism": it will be called "ethnicity."


Subject: Re: Tribalism
From: ABK
To: All
Date Posted: 12:35:18 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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STOP CRYING AND TELL YOUR MENDE BROTHERS TO ALSO STOP THEIR TRIBALISM THIS FORUM.


Subject: President George W. Bush doing the rub-a-dub style
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 12:07:40 03/03/08 ()
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Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
ina Africa


Subject: PAPA GOD PLEASE SEND US ANOTHER AGBA SATANI
From: ABK
To: All
Date Posted: 12:06:49 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

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EBK IS NOT MAN ENOUGH TO CONTROL THIS MENDE NONESENSE THAT IS GOING ON. OH HOW I MISS AGBA SATANI!


Subject: Re: PAPA GOD PLEASE SEND US ANOTHER AGBA SATANI
From: Warning
To: All
Date Posted: 12:21:00 03/03/08 ()
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Entered From: ool-4575eca0.dyn.optonline.net at 69.117.236.160

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How many times do you have to be told that your your thick skull simply cannot absorb anything of substance. If you do not have anything to contribute why don't you just vanish and stop occupying the space for intelligent debaters. The next time I see your post here I will reveal your identity. I know you very well. So watch out.


Subject: Re: PAPA GOD PLEASE SEND US ANOTHER AGBA SATANI
From: ABK
To: All
Date Posted: 12:28:28 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
THE TAG TEAM OF BANDELE AND AGBA SATANI WITHOUT QUESTION RULED SIERRA LEONE DURING THE MOST PEACEFUL DAYS EVER IN OUR HISTORY.


Subject: Re: PAPA GOD PLEASE SEND US ANOTHER AGBA SATANI
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 12:44:29 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

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It was trouble brewing..
Dark clouds over the horizon...

Nothing peaceful about shaki.. he was a ruthless mongrel..

Even if he did not physically kill our nation or her offsprings.. He bloody darn well strangled us to socio-economic and HDI kakabokit..
And thats a crime 20 times more than a few political opponent against a pole at funkia beach. Or SSD on a shooting spree during ndogborhusu.. (spell check nto available in krio).

I have respect for him only as my mum would tell me to respect my elders and my class 5 teacher would tell us to be civic..

Other than that.. shiorrrrrrrrrrr.. bandeleh me foot.


Subject: Re: PAPA GOD PLEASE SEND US ANOTHER AGBA SATANI
From: ABK
To: All
Date Posted: 12:57:27 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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I am sorry you feel that way about Bandele. But remember now Sierra Leone is populated probably with the most indisciplined and lazy Africans on the face of the continent. After him, slackys like Momoh, Kabba, and now Ernest are are bullied by everyone. Even SAJ Musa did a better job.


Subject: Re: PAPA GOD PLEASE SEND US ANOTHER AGBA SATANI
From: Dehunge
To: All
Date Posted: 12:52:55 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
I am having problems with your card. I have called customer service and my problem has not been solved. Give me an email i can contact you


Subject: Re: PAPA GOD PLEASE SEND US ANOTHER AGBA SATANI
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 13:05:43 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

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admin@callingcardsforafrica.com
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Subject: TREASON TRIAL FOR SLPP BIGS AND THEIR TITY SYLVIA!
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 11:41:13 03/03/08 ()
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The peoples who help set fire the rebel war, the SLPP, got scotland free and was never jailed, ponish or flogged with soak rattan.

Now they wants to break op contry and start other war. Many peeples will die and lots of soffring will happen. Its not press fridoms, its war on demockrasy. We needs to stop this divisive polticks cansa thats eating SLPP now now now!

They scrim, we want press fridom and den undermine presdent, say hes not their presdent, becos he has makeni name and not kalahun name. Shame, shame. shame!

As a proud man from Kenema, I dont care if presdent from kenema, magburka or Freetown as long as he win fair vote in eleksion.
Since sylvia and her Slpp bosses want to burn up country like lantern, we must have trial for war mongring from Slpp and for being bad porsins.

I recomend to presdent o drag that bad bad woman Sylvia to court on treason trial. that will be real democracy. So that if cort says she innocent, she go free. Or else, she spends time in jail for tridbl set fires she setted.

The editos of newpeple propagand paper should be given one dozens each with tranga ratan for pissing on press fridom also. sheku kallon shoud do frog jump from hangha road to hangha when he shows ogly face in kenema. Enoffs is enoffs.
Once we does that, Contry is stable and reel demokrasy and not Slpp propagandas destruct rebel demokrasy will move ball.


Subject: Re: TREASON TRIAL FOR SLPP BIGS AND THEIR TITY SYLVIA!
From: London Boy
To: All
Date Posted: 12:00:34 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: door.croydon.gov.uk at 217.33.200.46

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Mr SOLUTION,
Who are you trying to fool. Only yesterday you were writing perfectly good english on this forum, today you are writing like a little pre-school boy.You cannot fool us, we know who you are.

You say you dont care where President Koroma came from as long as he wins ...'A FAIR VOTE..'But did he win a fair vote?
Ofcourse he did not and you know that.

Democracy, my friend is people being free to say their bit an a political situation, who ever they be.Just because they dont say what you want to hear does not mean that they are not democratic.
I think perhaps you need to go take the TABLETS.


Subject: Re: TREASON TRIAL FOR SLPP BIGS AND THEIR TITY SYLVIA!
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 12:19:36 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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You, London boy, is a SLPP extremist. its thes kinds of extremity thats responsibleness for backward politicks of youse party. ERNEST WINNED THE ELECKTON FREE AND FAIR SQUARE. AND IF YOU DOES NOT LIKE IT, GO TAKES A FLY LEAP IN KROO BAY. As FOR MY ENGLISH, I THINKS ITS GOOD WHETHER U LIKES OR NOT.
Discos ideas not grammer OK? I dont have time for ilatrate foolisness. God go ponish youse for support of evil SLPP party. No more powers for Slpp stealer man party.


Subject: GOOD ARTICLE
From: Nar Me
To: All
Date Posted: 11:16:55 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: thenewsletter@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 82.123.103.254

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I find this a very balanced article and worth taking seriously.

If you cannot open the URL, the article is in PEEP newspaper. After Bo What next?


Subject: To all mende/slpp
From: O'toole
To: All
Date Posted: 10:55:17 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: otoolekargbo@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-65-186-220-54.insight.res.rr.com at 65.186.220.54

Message:
Why was slpp not called THE NEW SLPP when T K took over slpp.


Subject: Re: To all mende/slpp
From: London Boy
To: All
Date Posted: 12:09:37 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: door.croydon.gov.uk at 217.33.200.46

Message:
Because
1 It was not a new SLPP
2 It is not a Mende SLPP

The reason is simple....can you tell me how many Mende people were in the Last SLPP Cabinet,How many people there were from the North and how many from the western area? Or am I being unklind and asking too much for you to use your pea brain to answer. The answer is simple.In the SLPP cabinet every part of Sierra leone was represented.So sorry your stupidity will not allow you to understand such a simple situation.


Subject: BLAME 101 ALL OVER AGAIN?
From: Pa Yamba
To: All
Date Posted: 10:35:44 03/03/08 ()
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Sierra Leone imports most of her food and other necessary commodities. The little food that is grown in the country is for subsistence purposes. Virtually all legal imports come through the Queen Elizabeth II Quay. This means that the imported commodities that reach markets as far away as Koindu do so through the market process. But let’s accept for the sake of argument that some smuggling, as one forumite has argued, takes place in Koindu. Would such an activity be powerful enough to destabilize the entire economy of the Sierra Leone? Are we saying that the few commodities that Mr. Vandi in Koindu trades with Liberian traders who are willing to pay him higher prices than their Sierra Leonean counterparts explain the acute food shortage that currently prevails in Freetown, the South, the North and other parts of the East?

A little over six months ago, the SLPP was blamed for all the evils of Sierra Leone. But upon leaving government, the SLPP left a surplus in millions of dollars and a 7 per cent growth rate. The incoming APC government decided to rule with an ethno-regional government, thereby eliminating all perceived sympathizers of the SLPP. That’s fine. But why does this government keep blaming the SLPP and/or SouthEasterners for its problems? What is wrong with looking in the mirror to find the source of the current malady afflicting the nation?

In terms of economic and political development, Liberia and Rwanda are firing on all cylinders. The recent visit to these countries by the leader of the free world underscores this point. Maybe instead of making frequent trips to Libya and Burkina Faso, Ernest Koroma should come closer to Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and learn a few things about national cohesion and sustainable economic development. That may put a stop to the cries of ‘we wan eat’ that now resonates all over Sierra Leone.


Subject: Military Downsizing
From: Sam
To: All
Date Posted: 08:42:07 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-19-137-141.hsd1.ma.comcast.net at 76.19.137.141

Message:
While I support the govt making the smart financial decision to cut back because we can't afford to keep "all those" soldiers (other administrations would have kept them for politics sake or fearing disgruntled soldiers) this again shows how backward our country is and why we need to raise our income level up, so we can have a military that's trained and large enough to defend the country.

Seperate issue but we can't even protect our fisheries resources because we only have about two boats to patrol the waters, so foreign trawlers just trawl away and who knows what they are dumping in our oceans, since some of the nations plundering our resources are Russia and North Korea.

Palor Conteh uses the 7,000 size of the Ghanian army as an example. Again, while I support the prudence of keeping one's military to a manageable size, we all know if someone sent in a mercenary force of just 500, it's goodbye Ghana for the sake of conversation, so we won't even talk about SL.

If we want to maintain such small militaries, then we need to strengthen the Africa Union, with strong and very mobile forces based in West, South and East Africa - Most northern countries usually have an army that can defend their countries. But you'd maintain a rotating AU force in say Egypt or Morocco so they can train with armies that can actually fight.

We also need to bolter and strengthen the democratic process so that only accountable and pro citizens officials are in power throughout Africa. That way, whenever their is a rebel movement, it can be crushed (by the region)without having to worry whether it's better for the people (rarely, if not never is)

If a bunch of rag tag idiots under the command of Foday Sankoh can bring the country to its knees, then we would be delusional to think that the current army can defend the country. So we can see how much a problem cutting back an already inadequate army poses..especially since according to our defense minister, the first people to be cut will be "soldiers who are suffering from chronic illnesses and those who are mentally ill"!! Did he actually make that statement?

He forgot the diamba smokers and pill poppers. I'll never forget back when I was a kid, I was walking along and saw a soldier napping on a ledge, filthy and foaming at the mouth. No he was not ill. This was back in the 80's when there was a pill that people where taking in Freetown to get high and those where the symtoms. He was also very filthy so he hadn't been at the barracks for a long time and I assume no one was worried about where a potentially AWOL soldier was.

We hope this administration will bring our country out from the dumps and Paloh, your job is to build a world class army. It does not have to be large, but if an army can't defend the country, then its useless. I also remember the fat (should soldiers be fat?) higher ups riding around in the green Benzes that we can't afford. Hope that does not go on anymore.


Subject: Things Can Happen ........#
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 08:30:42 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 82.99.234.185

Message:
The Ruling Government’s lucky on the rebound
The cartoon’s satanic subject is fully renowned
The kinky babe of the old school shall perish
The shadows of old APC shall never vanish

Determined and new, they fought to make an impression
With difficulty, they plan to raise the hopes of the nation
Cursed are the savage minds of the sore losers
Ravaged they shall remain behind the pacers

The provocation can be contained regardless
The fountain of development’s worth more
Defamatory cartoons would ever be worthless
To those that pursue their pledges with vigour

Brutal realism has whipped up our vigilance
JJ Blood and Blyden will not get repentance
Fingered editors and Brutus shall live in doom
The peppered threats shall bring them gloom

Unlucky are the fishermen of that day
The hook of the past shall catch well
Under duress, they forget about pay
The fishes in dresses exude bad smell

A lá Gambia, they gamble with the devil
Investigate, investigate, but no headway
Innocence of leadership can avoid evil
But exploiters of peace will have to pay

Tags and numbers, identity undeniable ……….#
Anonymous on mission unstoppable
Bangers and rangers in every corner
Nationalism is valuable than FITNA


Subject: Re: Things Can Happen ........#
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 08:46:08 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
GOD GO PONISH THE UNDEMOCRAT SLPP AND THEIR STOOGE IN


Subject: Re: Things Can Happen ........#
From: NAR U SABI
To: All
Date Posted: 08:48:58 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host217-44-229-84.range217-44.btcentralplus.com at 217.44.229.84

Message:
NAR U SABI


Subject: MCcCAIN FARTS! HILLARY CONFUSED
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 05:59:18 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.249.160

Message:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnLCK3knuY8&NR=1


Subject: BOIMAKEI, I AM NOT IDIOT.U VEX M BY COLLING ME SO!
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 05:56:41 03/03/08 ()
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Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Boimakei cusses me. I ams very very offend. He colls me idiotic, what has I did to him to be calls by illatrate Boimakei as a idiot? Is it becaused I say no to us Souteasterlies Slpp to sabotaj Presdent Koromah cos of tribe? Boimakei anser yes or not: Do youse opose presdent becos hes tanko limba timni and youse and me is mende? Thats very bad ting. Apologise now or else GOD GO PONISH YOU BOIMAKEI FOR RUDNESS TO FORUM AND KABS KANU. GOD GO PONISHED YOU FOR SALOOTING TRIBLISM POLITICKS!


Subject: Why the Economic Sabotage?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari esq.
To: All
Date Posted: 05:22:42 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
when I was in freetown last I heard many stories of economic sabotage from many people. But what bothers me is that there appears to be a movement from the South east to smuggle all staple foods accross the border into Liberia and Guinea. Case in point huge quantities of palm oil were intercepted by al3rt police and custom officials at the Koindu border. I spoke to people from the south east and some were quite eager to valdate the act of smuggling scarce staple foods accross the border in order to create a scarcity of these staple foods and blame the APC. Doesnt it gall you to know that a segment of our population is so unpatriotic that in the name of political opposition would create suffering and hunger against their own people. My question is WHY?


Subject: Re: Why the Economic Sabotage?
From: APHA SAH
To: All
Date Posted: 07:42:21 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: nat1-whar.wcjc.cc.tx.us at 207.80.112.1

Message:
Diyeh-diyeh apha. The narrative is a spin. Government needs to concentrate on productivity. Koindu market is non-existent. But there is the same claim by the APC government about Kambia and Koinadugu. So it is not only the southeast that is being blamed, the folks in Freetown are blaming the northwest and far north too so much that the government(trade ministry & Police) banned the market sittings (Barmoi) for weeks. The government seized hundreds of jerry cans of palmoil from traders in Kambia as well as tobacco which they auctioned off causing tremendous loss to the people. That is not a way to get traders on your side. OUR GOVT NEEDS TO GET A HANDLE ON THE ECONOMY OR WE WILL LOSE OUT TO THE SLPP AGAIN. Let us not take Sierra Leoneans for granted.


Subject: Re: Why the Economic Sabotage?
From: Knice
To: All
Date Posted: 08:23:05 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Even if it were true and I doubt that it is, hauling wares to where one can get the best prices is good business and not economic sabotage. Let the APC make it worth the merchants' while to sell their products in Sierra Leone. Man, I hope we are not in for 5 years of this old APC play book: messing up and blaming others.


Subject: Re: Trading with Neighbors is NO Economic Sabotage.
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:04:05 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Dear Mr. Knice:

Granted, the food scarcity in SL population centers is very serious but you are absolutely right that the long term solution is to encourage free trade.

Free trade means that goods from Sierra Leone should flow to the buyer(s) paying, regardless of locat1on, the highest price to the poverty-stricken producers in our country. This in turn will tend to encourage higher levels of production. Such a situation will thus improve the overall economic and social situation in the area - and even in our last-placed country.

Let it be remembered that the fundamental food problem in SL is under-production and relative over-consumption. Public policy, therefore, needs to be focused on increasing production both by providing production subsidies and encouraging exports to consumers willing and able to pay the highest possible prices.

But where production subsidies are provided and accepted, the authories would be reasonable to request through negotiations that a certain portion of their production be sold locally only.

At this stage in our country, any public policy designed to encourage consumption and discourage production (such as by blocking exports to higher priced markets or imposing excessive high customs export duty) will most certainly be utterly counter-productive.

Further, one cannot legally smuggle goods from Sierra Leone to neighboring countries because Sierra Leone is part of both the Mano River Union and ECOWAS common market (Free Trade) areas. Deliberately selling Guinea and Liberia is thus legitimate! Some exporters may be avoiding customs duty, if any, and such conduct may be considered smuggling. But merely selling goods to higher paying customers nextdoor cannot constitute smuggling.

Besides, imposing duty on the tiny quantities of crops that are produced locally via back-breaking, cutlass-and-hoe manual labor and zero subsidy is not intelligent at all. The SLPMB's de facto tax on cocao, coffee, piassava, etc., coupled with corrupt practices have killed those crops. Last time I was in Kailahun, I witnessed over-grown and abandoned cocao and coffee farms!

Additionally, please note that Kailahun and Pujehun people have been trading with peoples of neighboring countries since recorded history. Public policy must encourage the continuation of such trade by removing all obstacles to trade expansion with Guinea and Liberia.

Lastly, trading with Liberia and Guinea is much easier than transporting Kailahun crops to Kenema, Bo, Makeni and Freetown because the roads linking Kailahun to Kenema and Bo and Kenema to Makeni are just too terrible.

On the other hand, distances to Guinea and Liberian markets are shorter and the road to Liberia is in good shape and once inside Liberia the main highway is surfaced. This means that the cost of trading with neigboring countries is lower than trading with the rest of SL. (Furthermore, Robersfield Airport is closer to Eastern SL than Lungi.)

Thus, one way to encourage Kailahun traders to trade more with their fellow SLeoneans is to substantially upgrade the road network linking Kailahun producers to Kenema, Kono and Makeni. Merely moderninzing just one road - the Kailahun-Kenema highway - will be enough to encourage substantial increases in trading between Kailahun producers and consumers within SL.

Until then, we must either subsidize agricultural production or leave the producers of Kailahun alone to fend for themselves because their decision to trade with our neighbors is very intelligent, fair and proper in the public interest. Thanks. - JL


Subject: Re: Trading with Neighbors is NO Economic Sabotage.
From: Ahmed Kay
To: All
Date Posted: 12:30:42 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4575eca0.dyn.optonline.net at 69.117.236.160

Message:
Excellent analysis, John. These neophytes need to be taken to school. Economic sabotage, my foot.


Subject: Re: Why the Economic Sabotage?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 10:02:07 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Even if it were true and I doubt that it is,

YES IT IS TRUE KNICE. IF THERES SOMETHING ABOUT ME THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW, IT IS THAT I ALWAYS SAY THE TRUTH REGARDLESS OF HOW BITTER IT IS. IT SETS MY CONSCIENCE FREE HAVING SAID THE TRUTH.

"hauling wares to where one can get the best prices is good business and not economic sabotage."

KNICE THATS THE VERY SAME ARGUMENT THAT SOME LADY FROM KAILAHUN GAVE TO ME KNICE. GEEZ DO GUYS ALL THINK THE SAME WAY? IT COULDNT BE JUST COINCIDENCE? THE ONLY EXCEPTION BEING THAT SHE TOLD ME THE SAME THING WITH A SNICKER ON HER FACE AND ADDED "YES WE WAN LEH APC FEEL WE WEIGHT". I WONDER WHAT THE LOOK ON YOUR FACE WAS LIKE WHEN YOU WROTE THAT?

KNICE YOU NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME BIG BRA.

The truth bra is that there seems to be a concerted effort from the SLPP to ruin the economy of sierra leone, create scarcity of staple foods and in so doing create mass discontent for the APC government, and a derailing of the positive programs that the EBK has in the pipeline for sierra leone.

Frankly I think that it is about time that the Parliament look at the mens rea involved her with the hoarding and attempted hauling away of scarce resources out of the country. Then legislate in the area. I would like to see stiff sentences of at least 12 years hard labor for anyone caught hauling food products across the border without the proper export permits, with an additional penal enhancement for acts of ECONOMIC SABOTAGE. Create a special anti smuggling squad made up of soldiers and police personnel with the power to robustly defend and uphold the newly created laws.

ITS TIME TO PUT AN END TO SLPP ECONOMIC SABOTAGE WITH A SLEDGE HAMMER.


Subject: Re: Why the Economic Sabotage?
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 12:27:01 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4575eca0.dyn.optonline.net at 69.117.236.160

Message:
Ay APC bomba you don start for blame Mendeman again for Akarta Peoples Party Wahala. Bra U nor take economics nar school for able for analyze properly wetin dae go on? Ay, ow U fool so?


Subject: Re: Why the Economic Sabotage?
From: John Kargbo
To: All
Date Posted: 11:10:30 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 65.91.143.4

Message:
Let's put aside these negative labels of 'sabotage' about certain sections of our own country and people. I am not APC neither a card-carrying member of SLPP but I want President Koroma to succeed; I want Sierra Leone to forge ahead in the next five years on all fronts. Supporting the good programs of President Koroma would certainly help and sierra Leoneans should put aside petty political differences to help our country move forward.

This kind of total support does not come easy. It cannot be forced on the unwilling under a democratic climate. It is the leadership that should strive to win the hearts and minds of the people of Sierra Leone. Koroma has what it takes to achieve that. He is charismatic and has a likeable personality through which he can win the commitment of very many Sierra Leoneans to follow and support his vision. But he has to work on that not through what is beginning to appear as the bullying tactics of some of his ardent supporters or the blame game of labelling bona fide Sierra Leoneans as saboteurs. No. Such old forgotten Machiavellian tactics won't work in today's globalized world.

Within West Africa ECOWAS is campaigning for the free movement of persons and goods in a borderless sub-region. ECOWAS citizens no longer need visas to move from one country to the other, and Sierra Leonean businesspeople can be seen in different West African capitals from Bamako to Lome and Abuja buying and selling. It would therefore be a retrograde step to begin to institute draconian measures to curb cross-border trade. What if the other ECOWAS member countries subject Sierra Leoneans to the same sanctions.

We have to build a robust and buoyant commercial climate that will not have a negative impact on our economy through incentives. What is the incentive for farmers to bring their produce from Mambolo to Freetown on nearly a hundred miles of bad roads when the same produce can be conveyed to Conakry by boat that costs far less? What is the incentive for farmers in Kailahun, Pujehun, and certain parts of Koinadugu District to carry their harvests to Freetown when roads leading to Guinea and Liberia are not only better but are even nearer and costs far less? There are both infrastructural and psychological issues to look at in order to incentivise farmers and traders to bring their wares to Freetown and other market centers instead of rushing to applying the big stick. This is a problem not peculiar to Salone alone. Afterall, these farmers and traders no matter their level of 'education' are some of our best economists and businesspeople. They control fortunes. Profit maximization has been mastered by them over the years. If it is not to maximize profit why do you think they are in farming and business? Otherwise they would have remained as subsistence farmers like most of our people. Creating and building wealth is their prime motive.

If the government wants them to follow its leadership then a well thought-out strategy and capaign should be embarked upon so that some paradigm shift could be realized. Have you forgotten about the 'Economic Emergency'? Did it work? Let's make suggestions that can work, not just some anachronistic out-of-place formula that can only retard our progress as a civilized people.

The emergency of the food crisis needs the government's most immediate attention but certainly not emergency and extra-judicial actions. Let's begin to make suggestions about what the government must do that will make a difference. Can I invite your contribution to this Mr. A. Iscandari?


Subject: Re: Why the Economic Sabotage?
From: 2 foot leppet
To: All
Date Posted: 11:25:02 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Maybe he is advocating another GREEN REVOLUTION....
OR another ECONOMIC EMERGENCY...

APC manifesto copy.. and paste..here. bereft of any new ideas since the days of Ndomahina's and Ben Kanu's.

I would have thought those where the days of Momoh and citylink.. when money was horded at statehouse.. and Ben Kanu was our only rice landlord..

What a load of fuedal and serf mentality.. all proceeds go to the state after the unofficial auction..??

Does the government has the right to determine where i sell my wares if no laws detemines that its a case of national security...or aiding he enemy..?

Does the government has the right to force me a privately owned company (one man geng) to sell at what price when the economics of the day determines that such artificial price will create a loss to me..

Is this not 3 steps forward and 2 steps back..
Or as it is known locally..

The BOMBALI WALTZ?

We wan eat oh, we wan eat..


Subject: Re: Why the Economic Sabotage?
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 12:28:31 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.86

Message:
We wan eat oh, we wan eat..


Mr candid Opnion, SLPP will not eats any more food and coroption until they tell the presdent were they hoard the stolens rice and flower and red pamine. The economic sabotage by Slpp will come to fool stop. GOD GO PONISH SLPP FOR DESTRUT OUR ECONOMI AND FOR DESTROCT PRESDENT PORTREIT FOR PETROL FIRE IN BO.
BUT GOD GO BLESS YOU CANDID OPINION. YOUSE NAR GOOD AND RESPECT AND GNANA MAN.


Subject: Re: Why the Economic Sabotage?
From: 2 foot leppet
To: All
Date Posted: 12:39:01 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Yes oh bra...
Do ya.. if you see we friend.. fen plaba.. tell him we miss him..

Maybe he is still picking *&$^$^ hair from his teeth after a dive in the bush over the weekend and i dont know why he only showed up once and then dive right back into ariobo gear.. He might just be the one to offer us a SOLUTION and put us out of this misery..

Wink wink..


Subject: Re: Why the Economic Sabotage?
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:12:10 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
You would think this is elementary Mr Knice..
But woyang.. Excuse..blame.. excuse blame..
This is lame policy and scape goating..

Now i bet even the mampama will fall in short supply.. and the limba man will be blamed for been unpatriotic..

If guma levels keep on going low..
It will be the Creoles and loko's up Leicester for digging too many wells..


Subject: Mendeman lek power
From: ABK
To: All
Date Posted: 01:53:58 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
If you ever doubt the Mendes will kill for power, then doubt no more.


Subject: Re: Mendeman lek power
From: Lady J
To: All
Date Posted: 09:54:20 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 65.82.23.33

Message:
ABK .. I beg to differ my dear.. Your statement cuts across all tribes and religions.

Real politics is the possession and distribution of power."—Benjamin Disraeli, 1804 - 1881

"Power is sweet; it is a drug, the desire for which increases with habit."—Bertrand Russell, 1951


Wealth & Power have most of the symptoms of alcoholism and other addictions..
The symptoms include; increasing desire for more and more of the substance, denial, harm to family members, compulsive loyalty and secrecy, impaired thinking, decline in the quality of life, and powerlessness in the face of the addiction.

• Compulsive Loyalty. Like the battered wife who constantly returns to her abusive husband, Ministers remain compulsively loyal to those at the top, even though many are not paid enough to have a good quality life.


• Secrecy. Like the alcoholic father who hides his addiction and his substances, the President is known by very few subordinates. His stash is well hidden and one dares not ask how much money he has. The President, like the alcoholic father, divides and conquers: his codependent family, i.e., his Ministers, don’t know how much money each other earns. "sec're-tary, n.; one entrusted with secrets, from L. secretum, a secret. 2. a general official in overall charge of such work. 3. an official in charge of a department of government (Webster's Dictionary)."


• Denial. The President would never think of himself as an addict. More likely a pillar of society. Codependents admire Leaders and are in denial about his addiction, and their codependence.

• Impaired Cognition. Profit = Loss. It’s about how much money that can make while in power, despite the down spiral of the country’s economy.


• Short-Term Thinking. Just as the drug addict is mostly concerned with the short-term procurement of his drug and not on the long-term effects on his family, the President is unable to consider the effects of its actions on the next generation of children.


We may not like Sylvia's article, but she is playing a crucial role in Sierra Leone.

She is preventing a future WEALTH/POWER ADDICT.


Subject: Re: Mendeman lek power
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 05:25:09 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Evrybodys like power much nuch. There is millions of us Mendes who belief in demokcrasy and feel say the chalenge in demockracy is for all to porsue power in ballot okro pot and power of ideas. Not through tribal manupulashon and tribal kongosa talks.
As a Mende, I feels very dispointed with youse talks like that. I respects all peeples and respects presdent Kromah as ours presdent for all Serra leone. Lets focus on our unity ropes that tie us becos from unitys we will gain stablity and jenwin demockrasy. Enmies of Siera leone is those who beliefs that politics is tribal and that other tribes in the presdensy must be sabotaged and there govment ruined down. I say nah, tousand times nah to that bad hart talk sah.


Subject: Re: Mendeman lek power
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 02:38:00 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
"MENDEMAL LEK POWER": BUT THEY'LL RATHER ACHIEVE IT LEGALLY; NOT ILLEGALLY.


Subject: Re: Mendeman lek power
From: mamaie vamboi
To: All
Date Posted: 09:25:06 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: vamboi@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-los-ae04.proxy.aol.com at 195.93.21.132

Message:
Legally like Berewa stuffed all the balliot boxes in Kailahum and baraged all the road to segbema? Get out of town you power hungry tribe.


Subject: Re: Mendeman lek power
From: KPONIEGBOU
To: All
Date Posted: 10:12:52 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: kponiegbou@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
APC KORO MAMEI VAMBOI: GET OUT OF TOWN TO WHERE? WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK IN 2012. YOU WAIT AND SEE.


Subject: Re: Mendeman lek power
From: ABK
To: All
Date Posted: 03:31:57 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
You are either a liar or ignorant.
Even Strasser can write a book on how power hungry and deceitful the Mendes are.


Subject: Re: Mendeman lek power
From: KPONIEGBOU
To: All
Date Posted: 10:32:13 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: kponiegbou@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
HEAR THE IDIOT. POWER HUNGRY AND DECEITFUL MY FOOT. CHART THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF SIERRA LEONE AND SHOOT YOURSELF IN THE FOOT FOR YOUR DISPLAY OF BLATANT DISHONESTY. HERE'S A SIMPLE QUIZ YOU MAY CARE TO PARTICIPATE IN:

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING POST-INDEPENDENCE POLITICAL LEADERS OF SIERRA LEONE IS THE MOST POWER HUNGRY? NAME AND SHAME HIS PARTY

1. SIR MILTON MARGAI
2. SIR ALBERT MARGAI
3. SIR DR SIAKA P STEVENS
4. SORIE IBRAHIM KAMARA
5. DR JOSEPH SAIDU MOMOH
6. CAPT. VALENTINE STRASSER
7. JULIUS MAADA BIO
8. DR AHMAD TEJAN KABBA
9. ERNEST KOROMA

WHICH OF THE ABOVE DID POWER PAINFULLY ELUDE INSPITE OF BEATING UP PEOPLE(LIKE THE APC TASK FORCE IS DOING NOW)TO ACHIEVE IT?


Subject: Re: Mendeman lek power
From: Watasai Stone
To: All
Date Posted: 08:38:45 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: laj201@aol.com
Entered From: at 131.118.54.87

Message:
The Mendes are too civilized for your primitive munku class. BINKA KURU MASABA......CAM BROKE BOTTLE NAR MI HEAD NOW


Subject: Re: Mendeman lek power
From: ABK
To: All
Date Posted: 09:20:36 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Ha ha ha ha!
The Mendes are as civilized as those cannibalistic Kamajors eh?
AH CUT YOU HAN EN TAKE YOU BLADE EN BUTTA LALLAY BOY.


Subject: Re: Mendeman lek power
From: KPONIEGBOU
To: All
Date Posted: 10:36:55 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: kponiegbou@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
LALLAY BOY, YOU BETTEH CHANGE YOU "ACHICHUDE" , COURTESY, ERNEST BAI KOROMA


Subject: Re: Mendeman lek power
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 03:20:52 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-166.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.166

Message:
BO DAKEI LONDO! BI LAY GBORWU! BI LAYNGA GBOTON'NGOH.


Subject: I'm sur you want to know about Larry King!
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 23:25:10 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-58-59.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.58.59

Message:
This article is about the television show host. For the 15-year-old murder victim, see Lawrence "Larry" King.
Larry King (born November 19, 1933) is an award-winning American television/radio host. Since 1985, King has hosted a nightly interview program on CNN called Larry King Live.

Early life
King was born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Jennie (née Gitlitz), a garment worker, and Edward Zeiger, a restaurant owner and defense plant worker.[1] He was raised in a "very cultural[ly] Jewish" family.[2] His father died at 44 of a heart attack when King was nine, [3] and his mother had to go on welfare to support Larry and his younger brother. His father's death affected King greatly, and King lost interest in school, ruining his chances to go to college. After graduating from high school, he worked to help support his mother.


[edit] Miami radio
A CBS staff announcer, whom King met by chance, told him to go to Florida, a growing media market where openings still existed for inexperienced broadcasters. King rode a bus to Miami. After initial setbacks, King got his first job in radio through persistence. The manager of a small station, WIOD in Miami Beach, hired him to clean up and perform miscellaneous tasks. When one of their announcers quit, they put King on the air. His first broadcast was on May 1, 1957, when he worked as the disc jockey from 9 a.m. to noon. He also did two afternoon newscasts and a sportscast. He was paid $55 a week. He acquired the name Larry King when the general manager said that Zeiger was too ethnic and difficult to remember, and instead suggested the surname King, which he got from an ad in The Miami Herald for King's Wholesale Liquor. He started interviewing on a midmorning show for WIOD, at Pumpernik's Restaurant in Miami Beach. He would interview anyone who walked in. His first interview was with a waiter at the restaurant. Two days later, singer Bobby Darin, in Miami for a concert later that day, walked into Pumpernick's as a result of coming across King's show on his radio; Darin became King's first celebrity interview guest.

His Miami radio show launched him to local stardom. A few years later, in May 1960, he hosted Miami Undercover, airing Sunday nights at 11:30 p.m. on WPST-TV channel 10 (now WPLG). On the show he moderated debates on important issues of the time. WIOD gave King further exposure as the color commentator for the Miami Dolphins broadcasts during the Miami Dolphins' perfect season of 1972.


[edit] Legal and financial troubles
In the early 1970s, Larry was entangled in legal and financial troubles. He was arrested on December 20, 1971 and charged with grand larceny. The charges stemmed from a deal he had made with Louis Wolfson, who had been convicted of selling unregistered stock in 1968.
______________________________________________________Now that's America.
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Read more in the link bellow:


Subject: Jopurnalism
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 23:15:45 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-58-59.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.58.59

Message:
What can we learn?


Subject: WHAT'S GOING ON JOHN MANNAH?
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 23:05:03 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
John Mannah,
I have been away enjoying a very leisurely and gratifying weekend with a wonderful lady friend of mine. I was as gentlemanly and attentive as a monocled Tudor gentleman with a top hat and this young lady rewarded me handsomely by allowing me to pick first flowers from her delightful garden. So you can imagine how disappointed I was when I came back to the forum to banter, only to find out that you have been scurrilously and unfairly bashing me as a Mr. Stokes from your past.
I am used to people trying to unmask my moniker and probably find it a bit humorous. However the supercilliousness with which you blasted me all over the forum is rude, disrespectful and full of ill will. I don't mind you speculating about me vis-a-vis other monikers but when you associate me with someone real who I most definitely am not, I get a little ticked.
Dr. Mannah, let me say this for the last time sir: I Fen Plaba have rocked different personalities and monikers on this forum. But I am not Ahmed Stokes Koroma. He may be knight or knave but he and I are not the same and he has never done a thing to me. Fen Plaba has no beef with you either. From the timeline you've given, I was outta FBC a coupla years before you even went there. I hope this settles it once and for all.


Subject: Re: WHAT'S GOING ON JOHN MANNAH?
From: Yeah Right!
To: All
Date Posted: 08:15:55 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h209.189.213.151.ip.alltel.net at 151.213.189.209

Message:
What ever man,tell that to someone else. Keep blowing smoke up our @$$$'s, you are only fooling yourself.


Subject: Re: WHAT'S GOING ON JOHN MANNAH?
From: Discipline
To: All
Date Posted: 08:41:07 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.86

Message:
Watch your filthy mouth, cretin. This is a forum for civilized adults, not trashy imbecilles. if you cannot write politely, shut the hell up.


Subject: Re: WHAT'S GOING ON JOHN MANNAH?
From: What's your POINT?
To: All
Date Posted: 08:50:49 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h209.189.213.151.ip.alltel.net at 151.213.189.209

Message:
You shut the hell up filthy mouth, you are exhibiting the same behavior. So what's your point?


Subject: SHED NOT BLOOD,SHED HATRED.
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 21:25:29 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-66-61-129-128.insight.res.rr.com at 66.61.129.128

Message:
Some Sierra Leoneans found it so easy to shed blood and impose a state of terror and suffering to their fellow citizens during the war,and we are all,still recovering from the trauma.Today,I believe that the age of innocence is over for Sierra Leoneans.We have aired our dirtiest laundry for the entire world to see.The question is:can we shed the hatred?
Notwithstanding the fact that the country is still grapling with the consequences of the war,some people are already conguring up images of impending doom over the results of the next election in 2012.These people sincerely believe that what happened in Kenya could be easily replicated in Sierra Leone.
It behooves us all to be a part of the solution to avoid being a part of the problem.The solution to the problem is simple;our elections must remain free,fair and should allow a recount of ballots when the results are fiercely contested.There is no need to kill each other for the benefit of politicians.Free and fair elections should be the mantra for all peace-loving Sierra Leoneans.At the same time,who ever looses should be patriotic enough to concede and avoid dragging the country through a protracted post election dispute.
We cannot afford to set low expectations for ourselves
or our politicians anymore.We must put their feet to the fire and watch their actvities critically irrespective of party affiliation.


Subject: SALONE MUSICIANS warned to be nationalistic
From: SALONE MUSIC
To: All
Date Posted: 20:53:49 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-75-53-202-20.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.202.20

Message:
Very interesting report. Now i understand why our musicians have not been as vibrant as they were under the SLPP.

I think the best way to avoid criticism is to make sure that there is no reason or cause for criticism.


Subject: Re: SALONE MUSICIANS warned to be nationalistic
From: Knice
To: All
Date Posted: 09:38:35 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-457836a6.dyn.optonline.net at 69.120.54.166

Message:
Art driven by anything other than the artist’s own personal inspiration creates only propaganda. Great art can only occur in freedom. Josef Stalin did this in Soviet Russia and in the process reduced great composers like Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Prokofiev to caricatures of their true genius. Ultimately they fled Russia for freer cultures in which they could compose music from inspiration only. In West Africa one only has to look at the flourishing music scene in free Mali. Salif Keita, Toumani Djiabate, the late Ali Farka Toure, and many more Malians are not only dominating African music, they are dominant world musicians as well, because freedom empowers them to create great music. Without probing from the Malian government they have refined the griot tradition into music that is both appreciated across the globe, and uniquely Malian. Not only that, they are also investing in modern recording studios in Mali which undoubtedly will inspire more young Malians to become great artists. Such are the fruits of freedom, and it is how an enduring national indentity and viewpoint evolves; someting that the APC has yet to fathom.

This preference for wantonness is perhaps my biggest beef with the APC. They will not allow us to evolve, so determined are they to force their own concept of nationalism on us. Their perspective however is decidedly Northern and alien to many of us who are not Northerners. And because we are not willing to become lap-dog Northerners, the APC dismisses us as tribalist. Such collective ego-driven mindlessness is largely responsible for Sierra Leone's status as the bottom of the barrel. But peel the veneer of bravado from the egocentric and all one finds is FEAR. The APC are a fearful lot, and art and creativity cannot happen in an environment that is directed by fear.


Subject: Re: SALONE MUSICIANS warned to be nationalistic
From: O'toole
To: All
Date Posted: 07:56:41 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: otoolekargbo@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-65-186-220-54.insight.res.rr.com at 65.186.220.54

Message:
I strongly belive that Emmerson Bockarie (mende man/slpp) will be willing to come out openly and talk about this metings, so let him come out in the open point out the people that met him and others.SA/LONE MUSIC


Subject: Re: SALONE MUSICIANS warned to be nationalistic
From: Wtatsai Stone
To: All
Date Posted: 08:47:22 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: laj201@aol.omc
Entered From: at 131.118.54.87

Message:
Emmerson never claimed to be SLPP. Just because he is Mende, it doesnt mean that he is automaticcaly a supporter SLPP.


Subject: Re: SALONE MUSICIANS warned to be nationalistic
From: O'toole
To: All
Date Posted: 09:52:29 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: otoolekargbo@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-65-186-220-54.insight.res.rr.com at 65.186.220.54

Message:
DOES THAT MEAN HE SHOULD NOT COME OUT TO TELL THE WHORLD THE PEOPLE THAT TELL HIM TO STOP MAKING MUSIC.


Subject: Re: SALONE MUSICIANS warned to be nationalistic
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:58:35 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Good point..

Scrath that..

Excellent point..


Subject: Re: SALONE MUSICIANS warned to be nationalistic
From: O'toole
To: All
Date Posted: 09:54:34 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: otoolekargbo@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-65-186-220-54.insight.res.rr.com at 65.186.220.54

Message:
I ONLY SCRATH MY CALLING CARDS WHEN I WANT TO CALL SA/LONE


Subject: PRESIDENT KOROMA, WAE DI REHS WAE GADDAFI GI WI?
From: Picture of the Day
To: All
Date Posted: 17:34:54 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h209.189.213.151.ip.alltel.net at 151.213.189.209

Message:
President Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone. Nor forget wi. Yu bin tell mi Mama en Papa se when den vote for yu, tin go betteh for wi. Tin tranga for mi Mama en Papa. Orl tin dear. PRESIDENT KOROMA, WE WAN EAT. WAE DI REHS? WAE DI REHS WAE GADDAFI GI WI? WE WAN EAT.


Subject: KABS KANU,YOU DID THE SAME{JUST HAVE A TASTE]
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 20:28:00 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1307w-ad02-71-183.dynamic.mts.net at 206.45.71.183

Message:
You tought you were the best of sierra leoneans.Remember there are many who you cant stand.


Subject: Re: PRESIDENT KOROMA, WAE DI REHS WAE GADDAFI GI WI?
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 19:15:03 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-66-61-129-128.insight.res.rr.com at 66.61.129.128

Message:
NONSENSE!THE CONTRI DAE PAN DIS DURIN SLPP TEM;WE DEFINATELY NOR NEED FOR DEPEN PAN LIBYA.THE QUESTION WAE FOR ASK NA:WAE WE PRIDE?WHY MEK WE NOR ABLE FEED WE SEF?AHW BA DEN FOR DAE GI WE ALL TEM?NAH WAH BE DAT OH,WAE MAN JES DAE WAIT FOR LEH DEN GI AM.
PRESIDENT KOROMA ALONE NOR GO MEK TIN BETTEH FOR YOU,YOU GET FOR MEK TIN BETTEH FOR YOU SEF.ABI?


Subject: Re: PRESIDENT KOROMA, WAE DI REHS WAE GADDAFI GI WI?
From: Salone Police
To: All
Date Posted: 20:36:23 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-75-53-202-20.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.202.20

Message:
But where is the rice Gaddafi gave to Ernest Koroma? We are to be accountable to the people of Sierra Leone. That is what we promised the people, gentlemen.


Subject: We will not allow pornographic photos of our President here
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 17:15:23 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Please Mr. Moderator and Forum Police, delete the photo Sheku Kallon and his NEW PEOPLE newspaper are circulating around and are trying to post here. People have to respect the person and the office of the President.


Subject: Re: We will not allow pornographic photos of our President here
From: Gongoli
To: All
Date Posted: 11:39:41 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: Gonos@yahoo.com
Entered From: 79-65-112-45.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com at 79.65.112.45

Message:
Kabs is either stupid or he does not know what pronography is. I have looked through The New People site but found nothing pronographic about the pictures posted there.

As a Rev., I know you know the phrase 'your sins shall find you out'

Sycophant


Subject: Re: We will not allow pornographic photos of our President here
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 02:47:35 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
GO TO HELL AND STAY THERE; YOU DIRTY, STUPID OLD APC FOOL


Subject: Re: We will not allow pornographic photos of our President here
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 05:02:26 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.249.160

Message:
It is very sad we happen to be in the same party. Such is uncalled for. Can't you express yourself without resorting to insults? Siera Leone belongs to all of us. We had time enought to have done a job well done. Selfish vanity caused us to be in disarray. Such will not help us to come back to power. Focus on the interests of the country.


Subject: Re: We will not allow pornographic photos of our President here
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:24:31 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MAHATMA, I CA'NT HELP BUT INSULT THEM. THEY BURNT MY HOUSE AFTER THE ELECTIONS, FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN "NAR DEM MENDE DEM; NAR DEM NOR MOR DAE ENJOY". POOR ME; I HAVE NEVER EVEN WORKED FOR GOVERNMENT. THIS TOOK PLACE JUST BEFORE THE RUN-OFF. I WAS IN FREETOWN ON AUGUST 11 BUT DID NOT VOTE BECAUSE I WAS NOT REGISTERED. MY MOTHER ADVISED ME TO LEAVE AS SOON AS THE PRE RUN-OFF VIOLENCE STARTED. MY FAMILY WERE DISPLACED AND HAD TO RELOCATE. I AM CURRENTLY IN FREETOWN TO VIEW THE WRECK AND SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE. I BLAME THE PRESS FOR SOME OF THE HATE PROPAGANDA THAT THEY BRANDIED ABOUT. WE'LL DIFFER HERE, BUT I'LL INSULT THEM WHENEVER SOMEONE WRITES SOMETHING REALLY STUPID AND IRRITATING.


Subject: Re: We will not allow pornographic photos of our President here
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:57:15 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Sorry to hear your pain my brother..
God willing, and gives you the strenght to be a pheonix and rise from them ashes..

I cant for the life of me understand some of our brothers behavior.. back hope and these educated inoramus we encouter sometimes in cyberspace..

Take heart and lay the blocks back, 1 at a time..

It is the will of Allah.. thanks to him.. i hope no one lost life or limb..


Subject: Re: We will not allow pornographic photos of our President here
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 11:00:57 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
THANKS CANDID. FORTUNATELY NO LIMBS LOST. MOLESTED MY AGING AND AILING MUM, WIFE AND KIDS, COMPREHENSIVELY LOOTED THE PLACE AND SET IT ALIGHT. I WAS AWAY, FORTUNATELY. GATHERING THE PIECES TO REBUILD. THAT'S THE PRICE WE PAY FOR SHARING OUR NATIONALITY WITH DRUG CRAZED PROPLE WHO DO NO WORK, AND YET BELIEVE THAT ALL FINGERS MUST BE EQUAL. THEY WANT TO LIVE IN NICE HOUSES, DRIVE BIG CARS, DATE THE BEST BABES AND GENERALLY LIVE THE GOOD LIFE; AND THEY WANT THESE NICETIES FREE OF CHARGE: NO WORK, NO NOTHING. ALL FREE ON THE GOVERNMENT. TOOK ME FIVE GODDAMN YEARS TO DO MY PLACE.


Subject: Re: We will not allow pornographic photos of our President here
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 11:15:41 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.85

Message:
Shut up youse jackass rebel. youse poor exkuse for human being and a donkey rebels at that too. You shut your mouth wit all the lies you are spread her on intanet. Slpp will never taste power again. neba!


Subject: Re: We will not allow pornographic photos of our President here
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 11:14:17 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Like you said..

Unfortunate circumstances of geography and gene's..
But weh man go do.. we have to take our country with its birthwater..

God Bless my brother..
Letting it go is the first step..


Subject: Re: We will not allow pornographic photos of our President here
From: Pedrodacintra
To: All
Date Posted: 03:23:00 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-166.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.166

Message:
And you SLPP rump-fed wretch! You old haggard moron! Blinking idiot!


Subject: Re: We will allow photos of our President here
From: Satire
To: All
Date Posted: 17:56:06 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h209.189.213.151.ip.alltel.net at 151.213.189.209

Message:
The Making of a Dictator in Sierra Leone,if not nip in the BUD


Subject: Re: We will allow photos of our President here
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 02:51:16 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
EXCELLENT STORY; EXCELLENT CARICATURE BY NEW PEOPLE. APC, YOU CAN'T HIDE FROM THE TRUTH. WHERE IS THE LIBYAN RICE? HAVE YOU SENT ALL TO MAKENI?


Subject: JOHN MANNAH, PLESE TINK LIKES A PATRIOT SIRRA LEONEANS
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 16:31:28 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
John Manna Bysicle Sit Barb, why do youse trying so hard to sound pompos important? You are like a ronsho in a kakadebul dress up! Youse are the porson most responsable for digging big big divishon holes betwin tribe and party. Youse found NEW PEEPLES NEWSPAPER agaainst Ernest and APC with blood mony from JJ BLOOD, yes or not? Youse says SLPP must kick comot all non Souteastern peeples from lidership, yes or not? I dont want to fite you. WE are from same contry, same region, same tribe. Pasonally I thinks you are fine gentleman but youse politiks smells like peace corp sneakers in Moriba Town.
Stop sabotage of demokrasy and sopport respect demokrasy and stop scraching contry kroh kroh and make peeples fite foe nothin again. Stop the strategic of tribal set fire for politiks gain. Opose presdent if presdent wrong. Not becaus presdent is from Bambali and youse from another regions DNA. Otherwise GOD GO PONISH YOU JOHN MANNAH FOR LOVEING TRIBAL POLITIKS AND GOD GO HAMMA SYLVIA BLYDEN AND SHEKU KALLON FOR RUDE PIKTURE OF PRESDENT!


Subject: Re: Stokes Koroma, Copy the example of Mr. Iscandri
From: Mannaski
To: All
Date Posted: 16:58:54 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: c-76-21-241-92.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.21.241.92

Message:
Stokes Koroma, this is what I keep talking about that you have nothing to offer yourself, not to talk about the Cocrioko forum to lies, rudeness and recklessness. This is a forum that has been made available for S/Leoneans through the investment in time and money of the Rev Kabs and Kanu and Mr. Foday Mansaray (God bless their hearts) to discuss serious issues germaine to the socio-economic and political development of the our poor country. Thus serious and competent people like Kabs Kanu himself, Foday Mansaray, Allieu Iscandri, Bra Enviable, Bai Bureh, Candid Opinion, Mensa, Kamara, Anthony, and a lot more, and once in a while myself bring up topics of our expertise and thrash it out for the interest of our country. Stokes Koroma has never brought up an idea worth discussing other than his hyperboles and innoxious jokes. An intelligent man would have used such talent in comedy to make money like Chris Rock- the only problem is Stokes koroma is good at his at all.

Stokes Koroma copy the example of the formidable Iscandri. After reading his narrative on the law, morality and common sense for the APC party today and the way forward, it made me proud to be a S/leonean that participate in discussions on this forum. Other nationals who may happen to visit this forum today will respect Sierra Leoneans for their integrity in standing up for whats right. Stoke Koroma don't be jealous of Mr. Iscandri if the president were to appoint him to an important position of responsibility within the APC, as he will potray an image of the APC that young people will want to emulate. You however is a disgrace to the party and therefore the reason why your colleagues like Abdul Tejan Cole and Sani Sesay are in important positions today in S/leone while you are making a mess of yourself on the Cocorioko forum. Get a life man before its too late.


Subject: JOHN MANNAH, PLESE TINK LIKES A PATRIOT SIRRA LEONEANS
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 17:51:29 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
John Mannah I hopes this Stokes man youse are obsessive with continue to frightens youse in yours nightmear at bedtime. Who the hell-ehleh is Stokes. anyway if it makes you feel goody about self to runaway from issues of relevant, hey, spank the monkee and say YES!!!
Sweet words alones dont solve contry problims and I respects Lawya Iscandri. The problems is the cynic politiks you slpp fellow practiss. And thats: Presdent Koroms is not my presdent becos Presdent Koroma is not from my tribe and that Presdent Koroma is from APC and Im from SLpp and so is Not my presdent. And so becaus of that we must sabotage this presdent and critize evry good thing he does do. We must prime rebels agenst this prez. THAT IS WRONG MR MANNAH. VERY VERY VERY WRONGFUL! RESDENT KROMAH IS PRESDENT OF ALL SERRA LEONE. He WON ELEKTION CLEAN AND PROPER. I AM PMDC AND MENDE AND I WISHED HIM BEST TO SOLVE CONTRY PROBLEM. CRITIZE POLICY BUT DONT BLOW TRIBAL BRIZZ ON FIRE TO SABOTAGE HIM. NOT GOOD FOR DEMOKRASY. NOT GOOD FOR UNITY.


Subject: OBAMA UNLOCKING MORE TALENTS NOT SEEN EVER - II
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 15:20:11 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-196-239.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.196.239

Message:
http://thinkonthesethings.wordpress.com/2008/02/12/video-obama-supporter-derrick-responds-to-his-video/


Subject: Re: OBAMA UNLOCKING MORE TALENTS NOT SEEN EVER - II
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 16:39:25 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
I asking all serra Leonans in America states to vote strongest tranga-strong for grate American politishan Mr Baracks Obama. I am sure if Obama wins presdent of Americas he will give many many milions of dollars to Sirra Leon and make us very rich. Thanks and God bless your testacles so that youse will be 80 and dont need Viagra and Cialis. Sweet! And this bless goes not just to my PMDC paddys buty also to APC and SLPP. We are oll one families under Serra Lone.


Subject: OBAMA UNLOCKING MORE TALENTS NOT SEEN EVER
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 15:19:15 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-196-239.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.196.239

Message:
http://thinkonthesethings.wordpress.com/2008/02/06/video-interviewer-picks-the-wrong-obama-supporter-to-try-to-railroad/


Subject: Our Evolving Dermocracy (My take)
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 14:12:04 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Folks over the past week, theres been a lot of talk about pictures of the president appearing in some opposition newspapers, depicting him with "horns", distorted face, and hanging upside down.

In democratic countries where Free speech is enshrined in the constitution in the constitution of the country, political speech receives the highest protection. It is my opiniuon that pictures depicting caricatures of the president is Free speech and should remain undiusturbed. I further opine that the defacing of the picture of the President in BO is free speech subject to the applicable criminal laws such as vandalism, criminal mischief, and restitution should be available to the state. In fact we must not punish the act but must put limitations on it. Where the need to freely express oneself crosses the line of criminality, then the criminal aspect of it should be punished without precluding the free expression of political speech. For example if one chooses to throw water on the bust of the president on display at the National museum, or chooses to tear or besmear the picture of the president, then the correct thing to do is to bring that person to the courts of justice, charge him or her with the crime of Criminal Mischief, or vandalism. Upon conviction, the person would have to pay a fine based onthe criminal conviction and pay restitution. Restitution could come in the form of payment for the replacement cost of the picture if damaged and any other costs appurtenant to placing the picture back in the same place where it was prior to the act of vandalism taking place.

The President I am sure understands that although he is a man of GOD, he is not God. He was voted in by the people of sierra leone to lead the country. The buck stops with him and he is responsible for any acts doen in his name or in the partys name.

Very recently the issue arose about the Presidents brother being involved in the act of assault and battery upon the person of another. It was even alleged that the personal vehicle of the president was involved in the so called attack. I must confess that I have met the Presidents brothers on a few occasions and they do not strike me as people with a violent streak. In fact, when I met these brothers of the preswident I dare say that there demeanor was exactley that of the president which I would describe as quiet Assurance. Thus I had doubts about the story. Now assuming the story is true, then it is imperative that the president ORDER his attorney general to immediately prepare charges against his brother and bring him to court. If on the other hand the story is false which I suspect it is, then to ascribe acts of ctriminality againste the person of someone eho is not so, is prima facie evidence of Defamation. The response whoculd be that the offending news papers must be taken to task and charges brounght against them in CIVIL court. A judgement sufficient to pay the victims, for the defamation should be obtained and enforced. Thats how you do it in democracies.

The letter from the Minister of Information to the offending newwspaper is in poor taste and it brings back memories of authoritarianism which leaves a bitter taste in my mouth and like minded people.

What the APC MUST do is to create an environment where free speech would be nurtured within certain limitations, expand on our democracy by taking its message to the public, encourage robust public debate on the issues and stop being so secretive about matters which should be made public. The accusations made against the AOC with regards to the incident at Brookfields, must be countered publicaly. The allegations made agsinst APC youth in BO muct be countered publically and an investigation done to ascertain the truth.

Frankly the Parliament should issue a summons to the Resident Minister Southern Province to appeal before a select parliamentary committee in order to determine his role in the HBo Situation.

IN cONCLUSION, THE apc NEEDS TO UTILISE THE PRESS MUCH MORE IN TAKING ITS CASE TO THE PUBLIC OR RISK MISINTERPRETATION OF THE FACTS. SO FAR WE AS A PARTY ARE LOSING THE PUBLIC OPINION WAR AMONGST OUR OPPONENTS.


Subject: Re: Our Evolving Dermocracy (My take)
From: Knice
To: All
Date Posted: 10:05:52 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Correction: Democracy is much more than a Western value only. Sure it was formulated and refined by the West. But it just happens to be the best model for mass participation in the governance of a nation. Democracy has been tested and proven in all manner of governance structures. Like the double entry accounting system, which was also developed and refined by the West, and which has proven to be the best way of tracking financial transactions, democracy no longer belongs to the West only. There is also no half-way democracy. A nation is either democratic or it is not. The minute we start limiting which democratic features we leave out is the minute we will welcome creeping dictatorship.

I will prefer that we avoid depicting the president or any of our public servants in a manner they will see as demeaning. But let us not forget that what is demeaning is in the mind of the beholder. The great spiritual traditions teach that people, places, and events in themselves have no intrinsic meaning; that we give meaning to all we see, experience and relate to. So it is all in our power, which has to be liberating.


Subject: Re: Our Evolving Dermocracy (My take)
From: KLA
To: All
Date Posted: 15:38:28 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.82.85.3

Message:
The western notions of free speech are well and good,and have evolved over hundreds of years.

Defacing the image of a sitting president? DAT NAH FITYAYE!

PUT horn nah di president him hade en turn him picture upside dong? DAT NAH BIG, BIG FITYAYE!!!watin next??

I admire and respect the Western concepts of free speech and the rules of law. We must however not forget that Free expression, and Free caricaturing of
important persona in an African/ Salone setting,COMES WITH A CULTURAL OVERLOAD.

Remember the Prophet Mohamed Cartoons? The Beauty show riots in Nigeria!!

Members of our Media and fifth Estate must constantly balance their rights to free expression,against a background of cultural sensitivty.

TSTM


Subject: Re: Our Evolving Dermocracy (My take)
From: M, Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 18:37:31 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I agree with you 100% KLA. However it is my opinion that if we are going to adopt western values we cannot half assed adopt them. If we are going to be that bright star in African Politics then we must take the high road on these issues. For the few times that I have been blessed to be in the company of Ernest he has not struck me to be a man with a thin skin.

In my earlier posts I have attempted to take a middle of the road approach to the issue. In a post conflict environment such as ours tempers are likely to fly off the handle and it is advisable that certain acts which may be excusable in the west may come with a heavy cultural baggage and price to pay.

When we start looking at it fromthe perspective of "fityai" then we havent really grown in democracy. The problem is that Ernest is being targeted now because he has been blessed to lead this great nation. But he must and should understand that he is not liked by many in the areas where his picture was besmeared. I am sure that he can handle that with a smile and move on. It hasnt taken a thread of his pants and for those of us that will always support his program for development and his vision for a better sierra leone, then press freedoms are a critical part of that freedom.

Tolerance does not equate to capitulation


Subject: Re: Our Evolving Dermocracy (My take)
From: KLA
To: All
Date Posted: 12:24:51 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.82.85.3

Message:
"When we start looking at it from the perspective of "fityai" then we havent really grown in democracy."

Ah Ah Excuse me . May be it is my Kingtom/Central one Background.

Some of the things i saw in the Bay Area on visits, will never pass for free expression in Salone.

Ah kin yerri di uss wan dis for god sake?


Subject: Re: Our Evolving Dermocracy (My take)
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 00:08:16 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
"However it is my opinion that if
we are going to adopt western
values we cannot half assed
adopt them."
(Alieu)
------------------------------------
Jack, becareful what you ask for; you might just get it. There are certain western values that most westerners do not like.

Meanwhile, non western nations that gained the most from western values are those that cherry picked the values that compromise theirs. Anything else will considered "akata".


Subject: Re: Our Evolving Dermocracy (My take)
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq.
To: All
Date Posted: 05:06:48 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Meanwhile, non western nations that gained the most from western values are those that cherry picked the values that compromise theirs. Anything else will considered "akata".


And Logy my bro I am in total agreement with this statement.


Subject: Re: Our Evolving Dermocracy (My take)
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 22:21:12 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Lawya Iscandri, lets be reality here. You notised that the peoples clapping for you saying Amen Amen Amen! are no frends of demokracy at all. In the petrol tank situashion of Africa S/Leone, dilibrately making a goat of the Presdent as a party stratigic by SLPP to shows the presdent as a oaf and a good for natin foolish man is not press fridoms. Its Sylvia Blydeen for godsake we is talking about, not an angel press freedomer. She deklared warfare on presdent from day one of his elekshion with lies and koro tales. She made up lie propagandan staiistic numbers, clapped when they miss to kill Ernest in Segbwema, and in Bo and wrote lielie things. She deklares war aginst Cristina Thorpe and she cook up fake numbers to decredit Mammy Thorp. And this has eskalate more viscious by the day. Not one day passed without Sylvie wild accuese presdent Koroms of tiff tiff, of Northernisation, of sideline us Mendes, of worse posible slime stuff. Its not press freedom. Its war aginst true and war on respect un Ninja politics she declares on contry.

If sylvia and those enmies of demokrasy get away with this and you guys abrod stick head in sand and say press freedom, say goodbye to presdent Koromas govment. The next ting that happen will be Slpp party peeples and thugs throw rocks at presidents motorcade and markit women removing their Kroobombos in publik to show thir tumbas in public protest. I bet you Lawya Iscandri, youse vying to get along with enmies of demoscrasy will bakfire badbad wan. Slpp will make the contry ungovern, mark my words. The instigateors of tribal politics will have a field day as they destort, and make cartoon of presdent and turn Serra Leone into a wild west place. And then Lawyer Iscandri you will seen that what happen in Bo and On Awarness Times have nutting to do with Press fridom but evryting to do wit this wickid SLpp party that has decide to set contry on fire and break down rule of lay so that they cans come back into power and continued their 11 year distruction and coroption on poor por sierra Leone.
Lawya Iskandri, I love you still but you have sacrificed comon sense principle for cheap acclaim by the true enemies of demockracy. I am disappoint bad bad. But may god bless you still. And may God Bless Siera leone.


Subject: Re: Our Evolving Dermocracy (My take)
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 23:43:00 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I am very sorry that you see things that way my friend. I however expounded on the ewestern paradigm. If we say we want democracy which is a western idea then we must be able to live with what democracy brings. A parody of the president may be considered disrespectful in many cultures including our own, but it should be democratically allowed under the rudiments of a free speech society. Political speech is one of the most protected speeches. I believe that My President is able to handle this onslaught on his character. He was called worse during the campaign and he survived that to become sierra leones President.

I believe that now that the APC is in power and it has the majority in parliament, it must do every thing it can to expound on the democracy that we already have and make sierra leone an example of what the new era of african politics would become. I am not aloof to the 99 tactics of the SLPP believe me when I say that, but that notwithstanding, in leadership we must be fair and balanced in our approach to the opposition. To many of us sitting on the sidelines, we know that Ernest Koroma is fulfilling his agenda for a new direction for sierra leone and we are behind him all the way. We however must caution him that he should keep his promise not to surround himself with people who are afraid to disagree with him in Private of course. The reason being is that he becomes more of a democrat when his closest aides and advisers could say "Pa me nor tink say we for do am dis way oh" and be content that they have contributed their two pennys worth.

I am aware of the fact that there have been attempts to smuggle staple foods out of the country to be sold in neighboring Guinea and Liberia, in order to create a shortage of these staples which would badly reflect on the APC. All of this being done by the SLPP "dirty games" division. I am aware that they are fanning the flames of insurrection and violent dissent to force the Presients hand so that he can forcefully clamp down on them and then they would claim human righst violations. Their is however a corrolary to all of this mess, in that the APC under EBK does have a program to uplift the country and it must continue with its vision to make a difference regardless of what the SLPP and its supporters would say.

With its parliamentary majority, the APC could start creating laws to rein in violence even amongst its own supporters. the truth here is that if we cannot control wanton violence from our own supporters then we provide fodder for our enemies to use against us. THE APC MUST LEARN FROM ITS MISTAKES ONLY GOD AND FOOLS DONT CHANGE AND ERNEST PROVIDES A BEACON FOR THE FUTURE IF HE IS NOT SIDETRACKED AND IF HE IS WE WHO LOVE THE PARTY UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP WOULD DO ALL WE CAN TO ADVISE THAT THE CAPTAIN CORRECT THE COURSE OF THE SHIP.

Stay Blessed too


Subject: Re: Our Evolving Dermocracy (My take)
From: OBSERVER
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Date Posted: 15:19:26 03/02/08 ()
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THAT IS A GOOD ONE.


Subject: Re: Our Evolving Dermocracy (My take)
From: Mahatma
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Date Posted: 14:48:21 03/02/08 ()
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If we all start this sort of thoughts, Sierra Leone has a brighter future. I hope we continue such. Congratulations Bra Iscandri. Such a message should reach the presidents office. I have sent it via email and I hope your take on the is looked at.


Subject: Re: Our Evolving Dermocracy (My take)
From: Candid Opinion
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Date Posted: 14:37:43 03/02/08 ()
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This is why we on the NEUTRAL side and those on the opposing side have a lot of respect for you..

Some of us even refer to you as Alpha..Big name nah frobay..

Mr Iscandari.. mine might be a lone voice..mine might be a puny voice.. but SIR... i doff my hat off to you for this one..

Exactly my sentiment and i bet the sentiments of those who have been fighting past week for a REASONABLE interpretation of the friction that is building up in our country...

4 Key points..

1) Ernests brother...investigate without prejudice..and bring to book.. Brother or sylvia's awarenessTimes which ever is at fault.


2) Publicly state your stance on the press and issue of press freedom so your information minister cannot drink mampama en have a mind of his own and start threatening citizens. Was this yellow bellied man not president of slaj only a fornight ago..did he forget the good fight or was he just playing lip service to an institution he led.

3) WILLFULLY AND FORCEFULLY dissassociate yourself from all death squards, all task forces, all unconstitutional forces in our country.. EVEN THE SSD should not take direct command from you....

4) Act on that resident minister south thing..
That was calous behavior for an MP and a member of your party and should be dealt with in a way where it can be political advantage for the APC to be seen taking tough action on thier own..


Lastly...You leadership is due to the fact that Sierra Leoneans.. diaspora and home where dying for a new direction.. a new style, a new charisma.. please lead us into the promise land.. detractors, saboteurs and miscretes and all that we are.. WE ARE ALL SIERRA LEONEANS and we dey behen you bra.. for better or for worse..


Subject: Re: Our Evolving Dermocracy (My take)
From: Kamara
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Date Posted: 14:29:14 03/02/08 ()
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Thank you for well thought comment it has clearly elucidated issues facing Sierra Leonean democracy


Subject: Re: Our Evolving Dermocracy (My take)
From: salone police
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Date Posted: 14:20:59 03/02/08 ()
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Thank you very much brother Iscandri. I think you hit the nail on the head. Investigate all the alleged incidents of assault and torture as well as criminal mischief and vandalism and charge the miscreants to court.

President Ernest Koroma and the party should take the high road on this or they risk subjecting our party to the same old smear. We told the Sierra Leonean people that ours is a new party. Let us show that spirit of newness.
Let us focus on the economy, food production and distribution, the provision of social services etc. At the end of the day, Sierra Leoneans are going to ask the question, "What has the APC done for me." If they cannot answer the question, they will vote us out.

It is more difficult these days to lock up opposition members or terrorise the electorate like Shaki did a long time ago. Let us not repeat the same mistake. The international community is more sensitive and our party may lose the good will of the international community.


Subject: Another Tragedy Hits our community
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
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Date Posted: 13:40:04 03/02/08 ()
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Folks yesterday a group of sierra leoneans and their children returning from a party in Sacramento back to San Jose California where they live, were involved in a tragic road accident which left one young lady dead at the scene, a child airlifted to the Childrens Hospital oakland Trauma Center and other various injuries. Please join me in Praying for the soul of our departed young sister and for healing for the other members of the group involved in the accident. Please remember folks that this is a LEAP year and tragic things happen. Do all you can to stay safe.

Stay Blessed all of you.


Subject: Re: Another Tragedy Hits our community
From: Candid Opinion
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Date Posted: 13:42:14 03/02/08 ()
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May Allah have mercy on the family and guide the children and spouse left behind.


Subject: MY CONCERN ABOUT THE APC
From: Sorrie Konteh
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Date Posted: 11:58:46 03/02/08 ()
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Having quietly observed the APC politic which they have played so far in the past six months, the followings are my doubts:

1- Is APC playing the kind of George W.Bush politics? By trying to constantly avoid the main problems of the country? Whenever Bush is down in polls, they will fake a terror plot and fox news makes a whole lot of noise about it. Condoliza will travel to the middle east and held several press conferences. Scared the American people.

APC is playing similar kind politics. First of all they took Bio and Harding to Burkina Faso, trying to fool the people of Sierra Leone and others in the sub region that they are governing the country amicably with the opposition; whiles their supporters are intimidating innocent people all over the country. And they are illegally kicking people out of their variouse offices be cause of their political afiliations.

2- The Bush administration is spending billions of dollar in Iraq and Afghanistan monthly, whiles the U.S economy is recessing. Instead of paying attention to domestic problems, Bush is runing around the world trying to mend his damaged foriegn policy blunder, and he's now even worried about his legacy than the U S economy.

Since APC came into power the coutry's economy is in trouble. Things are becoming worst day by day. Istead of Koroma putting proffessionals and experts in place to really study the current situation and started designing some sort of economic plans, he is so worried about rewarding his slosest suporters in public offices, even if they don't have the relevant qualifications or experience. And media houses like cocorioko is reluctant to ask the hard questions.

Instaed of uniting the country irrespective of political affiliation to fight the common and biggest enemy in the counrty (POVERTY), they are so worried about their popularity and the opposition than even the problems of the country.

SLPP accepted defeat. The problem they have with NEC and it's leader is in court, and thats how responsible party behaves. So APC needs to concetrate on governing the country in a civilised democratic manner than skape goating Dr. Kaikai. so far for the past six months, things don't seem to be going in the right direction.

If i happen to meet any of the APC leaders, theses are what i will say to them:

1- Leave the kamajors alone; we commend them for their great service to the nation but we now have not just peace but all security networks in place. The creation of the kamajors was for the rural people to be able to defend their vilages against RUF disturbance. And that is why the SLPP did not encouraged them after the war so that they might not feels like an established forrce withine Sierra Leone to operate on their own.

2- Foccus on training the constitutional security forces in order to enable them do their jobs independently and properly as stated in the writen laws of the state, other than order from above.

3- Try and put in place a special negotiating team for the recovery of YENGA. And that team has to hold press conference every week for the people of that area to know that we are not going to abandone them.

4- Immediatly dissolve the APC task force youths and creat an agriculture project for them; because most of them cannot read and write. Seirra Leone is a democratic and constitutional state; we have an established securty system in place, we don't need any group going around taking the law into their own hands. It is a shame on the government to encourage lawlessness. Because if it did not stop now, and goes on untill places like Kenema city, the people of Kenama might not tollerate what is going on in freetown or Bo.

5- Stop disturbing the trade minister about comodity prices, because it is not his job to plane the economy of the state and control inflation.

6- Invite experts from both withine the country and the diaspora to advice the government on democtratic principles and governance. Because so far the government has not proved itself that, it is up to the task. Standard times news paper once question the number of "seventeen advisers to the president taking two and half million leones each per month".

Finally, My doubts and advice are so many i cannot be able to put all of them here now. So i have to pause here for the moment. Those of you who have access to the new administration, i will be more than glade if you could please whisper any of mine and your's doubts and advice to any government official you either know or might come accross.


Subject: New People Cartoon (Kabs Stop Deleting It)
From: Sheku Kallon
To: All
Date Posted: 11:39:58 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: shekukal@yahoo.com
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Message:
Here is the link to the New People Cartoon Kabs and Cocorioko keep deleting


Subject: Does kabbs have a right to Delete?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 13:32:48 03/02/08 ()
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I say yes. This is his paper and his forum and he should have the right to delete any material which he doesnt belive is in comport with his principles. You have a right to publich the pictures in your newspaper, because it is political speech, but you do not have the right to force your own ideas on kabbs Kanu or his readership.

There my friend Sheku is where you have gone wrong in your thinking that because you are a contributor to Cocorioko you must impose your will upon it and its readership.


Subject: Re: Does kabbs have a right to Delete?
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 13:46:42 03/02/08 ()
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Message:
Sheku Kallon, we don't take pride in demeaning our President like you do. Your pornographic picture is detestable and against our principles. Go post it elsewhere, please. I am deleting it. I won't allow you to debase President Ernest Koroma on this forum.


Subject: Re: Does kabbs have a right to Delete?
From: Mahatma
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Date Posted: 14:11:15 03/02/08 ()
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Why make a mountain out of a mole hill. You get hurt and feel pain when you react to that which is trivial. I see nothing wrong in the caricatures. It is there ills and feelings. Let them be - you are not. Someday another online forum will spring up and yours will be history. Nothing in life is permanent, the longest endurance comes from tolerant people. Allow others to voice their venom. You have a disclaimer, why does it bother you when others vent their frustrations. Selfish vanity does not pay anyone.

In my humble suggestion, I implore you to take an independent space on the forum. The forum, you rightly professed, is for patriotic citizens to air their views. Honestly, Ernest was laughing at the depicted pictures. He has taken a very high position that commands both respect and disrespect from different backgrounds.

Leadership is not about bullying others but by accepting and transforming that which is unacceptable and untransformable. Rev. Kabs, you give audience to a lot of petty issues. I would not ban my enemy into my courtyard, i will show tolerance and instill my norms and values in a more persuasive way.

We all operate on different wavelengths - the man being taunted knows that such is expected. EBK cannot expect all SLPP sore losers to drink with him.


Subject: Re: Does kabbs have a right to Delete?
From: FAIRNESS
To: All
Date Posted: 14:10:37 03/02/08 ()
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But you allowed people here to "debase President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah and Vice President Solomon Berewa?" Kabs, please let us have some fairness and balance. Censorship is not in tune with democracy and democratic principles. Where is the tolerance and decency we advocate all the time folks?


Subject: Re: New People Cartoon (Kabs Stop Deleting It)
From: Solution
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Date Posted: 12:35:08 03/02/08 ()
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Message:
Sheku bloody Kallon, youse a digenerate gutter rat. This de politiks of democracy? We wait for your types in Kenema. Yose so wants a reaction from peeples that you are shows a rude peecture of presdent. If press freedom die and bury in Serra leon its not presdent koroma. Its politkal koros like you who hate demokrasy. I hopes they arest you and leapfrog your ass to pademb prison and chock you in the same jail like your felow antipatrot Sylvia Blyden. You draw presdent pissing on Press? That is demokracy?
GOD GO PONISH YOU SHEKU KALLON AND THE OTHER REBEL, JOHN MANNAH! GOD GO GEE YOU GONORIAH FOR THT PISS CATOON SO YOU WILL FEEL PEPPEH WHEN YOU PISS!


Subject: Re: New People Cartoon (Kabs Stop Deleting It)
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 03:30:32 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
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I WONDER WHO THIS MR/MS/MRS SOLUTION IS. HE/SHE DOES NOT SEEM TO HAVE SEEN, NOR EVEN HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT CARICATURES. IS HE/SHE FROM ANOTHER MOON?


Subject: Re: New People Cartoon (Kabs Stop Deleting It)
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 05:48:05 03/03/08 ()
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Message:
Boimakei, youse is bigest idiot in whole of siera Leone


Subject: Re: New People Cartoon (Kabs Stop Deleting It)
From: Mannaski
To: All
Date Posted: 13:07:43 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
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Message:
Stokes Koroma, You are a loser man. Look at the picture of your contemporary Abdul Tejan Cole on Cocorioko Chair ACC. Did you see the picture of Magistrate Alusine Sesay sitting next to acting Chief Justice Umu Tejan Jalloh in Makeni two weeks ago? These are your contemporaries man going places, making waves and progress with their lives. What is Stokes doing in America? He is busy making a fool of himself on the Cocorioko forum posing like a mende from Kenema, the worst type of tribalism any human being can manifest and demonstrate.

I thought Stokes studied chemistry at FBC and should be doing really well here in America like Larry Bassie, Solo B Junior his former class mates. Yes that's true he studied chemistry at FBC, but at FBC he had SL government scholarship and thus was able to attend all the parties on campus and get drunk and still graduate without much responsibility because government money was guaranteed. However, in the USA, it is an individualistic society where people take personal responsibility for their lives, and Stokes Koroma could not survice in such a system because he lacks the discipline that is required to succeed here, thus the implosion of his life and all he does is spend his day and night on the Cocorioko forum showing off with rudeness and recklessness. I feel sorry for him, he had and showed a lot of promise during his FBC days. I thought so too.

STOKES you can still get it together man, don't give up, just reduce your time hanging out on the Cocorioko forum and use that time wisely. An LPN certificate can at least jump start your life here in America.


Subject: Re: New People Cartoon (Kabs Stop Deleting It)
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 15:55:44 03/02/08 ()
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Message:
Youse obsesion wit this mista Stokes shows some unresolvement issues in your psyche. Go plunk youself mr. Tribal kiskas. God go ponish you for that bysicle seat barb on your tribalistiks hade and for sponsoring the rebel porno sabotageing Newpeple newspaper wipe that is a king of propaganda. Johnny Manna, are youse steel plan to be presdent of Siera Leone? Oh God, This Rwandan hutu woud kill evry ones. SLPp plese run away from the tribes hegemonist Jon Mannaski Mannah. Manna from heaven, Hehehehahahhaw.


Subject: Re: New People Cartoon (Kabs Stop Deleting It)
From: Mannaski
To: All
Date Posted: 16:55:27 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
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Message:
Stokes Koroma, this is what I keep talking about that you have nothing to offer yourself, not to talk about the Cocrioko forum to lies, rudeness and recklessness. This is a forum that has been made available for S/Leoneans through the investment in time and money of the Rev Kabs and Kanu and Mr. Foday Mansaray (God bless their hearts) to discuss serious issues germaine to the socio-economic and political development of the our poor country. Thus serious and competent people like Kabs Kanu himself, Foday Mansaray, Allieu Iscandri, Bra Enviable, Bai Bureh, Candid Opinion, Mensa, Kamara, Anthony, and a lot more, and once in a while myself bring up topics of our expertise and thrash it out for the interest of our country. Stokes Koroma has never brought up an idea worth discussing other than his hyperboles and innoxious jokes. An intelligent man would have used such talent in comedy to make money like Chris Rock- the only problem is Stokes koroma is good at his at all.

Stokes Koroma copy the example of the formidable Iscandri. After reading his narrative on the law, morality and common sense for the APC party today and the way forward, it made me proud to be a S/leonean that participate in discussions on this forum. Other nationals who may happen to visit this forum today will respect Sierra Leoneans for their integrity in standing up for whats right. Stoke Koroma don't be jealous of Mr. Iscandri if the president were to appoint him to an important position of responsibility within the APC, as he will potray an image of the APC that young people will want to emulate. You however is a disgrace to the party and therefore the reason why your colleagues like Abdul Tejan Cole and Sani Sesay are in important positions today in S/leone while you are making a mess of yourself on the Cocorioko forum. Get a life man before its too late.


Subject: EBK Would Have To Pounce On A Strength!
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 11:32:26 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
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Message:
Interesting......very interesting!
The New People journalists are pretty quick to amplify the legal justification of their action. But then, some of us are interested in the literal interpretation of the cartoons. We would like to know what message is behind the horns and the protruding teeth of a savage. In other words, what is the basic justification of the cartoons? If, as the editor wrote, the motive for the cartooning was as a result of the failings of the new government in its first six months in office, then the horns and savage portraits are inappropriate and downright provocative. I see no bearing!

We are now waiting to see the reaction of the government in the "African Context!" I always like to draw a line between western ideals and those of our continent. There's a significant difference!

Imagine a situation where a newspaper cartoonist should create the same portrait of the Paramount Chief of a particular region and goes ahead to sell the newspaper to the people of that region. Remember, the Paramount Chiefs of our regions are revered personalities. How would this incident be received if it were to happen to a Whole Paramount Chief? Well, in our parts of the world, the President is above the Paramount Chief, thus, the APC has all the right to respond in kind, within the confines of our African traditional reverence of authority. The constitution operates, not doubt! But culture and traditions are also entrenched in our daily lives and they are abundantly reflected in our dealings with the men of authority.

The new government came to power purely out of a clean-sweep election victory. Since EBK took up office, we're yet to know of a monumental allegation that would tie him down to some sort of blatant abuse of office powers. We are yet to see a "smoking gun" against any of his Ministers. Surprisingly though, there's some kind of sickening impatience from the SLPP-sponsored newspapers to the extent that, they appear to want to propel the digging of the APC grave even before its demise! Blunders are definitely going to happen over time, but the rate which events are unfolding, EBK [or an anonymous sympathizer] would have to set a 'dark' examples.

Examples of such nature are many in Africa! Where professionalism is employed, the execution is mostly clinical. Tejan Kabbah employed a professional lawyer and the Editor-brother was sent to prison. So, brutal realism has taught us how to tackle the subversive elements of our society head on and fast. Otherwise, the bad precedence that is being set could have unimaginably volcanic repercussions in other areas.

Under the prevailing circumstances, there's no time to admit a weakness! Instead, EBK and his government would have to pounce on a strength if they wish to assertively establish a no-nonsense attitude!


Subject: Re: EBK Would Have To Pounce On A Strength!
From: Kawusu
To: All
Date Posted: 13:45:12 03/02/08 ()
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Message:
Man, your recommendation of a BRUTAL onslaught from your failing government on free speech and freedom of the press will not work. On the contrary, it will backfire right in the face of your incompetent EBK. This guy is not fit to rule PRE-HISTORIC Sierra Leone let alone a country that has been described as an emerging democracy before the APC came in and bungled everything with an incompetent ethno-regional government.

You can attempt to stifle free speech in Sierra Leone but there is nothing you can do to diasporan Sierra Leoneans who are worried about the future of their country in the hands of Africa's newest dictator. The age of the internet will facilitate our opposition to your APC/RUF government.


Subject: Re: EBK Would Have To Pounce On A Strength!
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 14:27:35 03/02/08 ()
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Message:
Who do you we have that is fit? Berewa, came to the UK and was not troubled by the fact that there were people in the UK who turned their lives around because they believed in him. kawusu, who would you suggest being a fitter president as our current state stands? I believe we should all help make Sierra Leone work. I do blame the EBK, paranoia is the cause of all these helter skelters. EBK, continue your job - stop wasting time on petty issues. If what is written hurts yo, please complain to the delegated authorities and they will address the issues of complaint. Focus on what was in your heart that won the hearts and minds of the west that are now edgy on what is unfolding in our country. Why do you want to throw away all those beliefs? Be proactive in your thinking and please instill that into your front-templars!!


Subject: Caricature-Redicle-Satire
From: APC get over it.
To: All
Date Posted: 09:51:47 03/02/08 ()
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Message:
Don't let it get in your's way. Don't let it be another PEBBLE in your's shoe.


Subject: APC - FOLLOW THIS PRECEDENT
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 08:37:26 03/02/08 ()
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Message:
Complaint Settled by the IMC

1. Formal Complaint to the Independent Media Commission by
National Security Council Coordination Group (NSCCG) made on
behalf of UNIOSIl against Awareness Times captioned
‘Recommendation for suspension of the Awareness Times
Newspaper’
The National Security Council Coordination Group sent a letter to the
Chairperson of the Independent Media Commission dated 4th September 2007
captioned ‘Recommendation for suspension from publication of the
Awareness Times Newspaper’. The letter stated that it viewed with
dismay the incessant publications by the Awareness Times Newspaper of
articles which hinged on the personality and credibility of key international
partners who were helping the electoral process and development strides in a
post conflict country.
It further stated that the publications had led in part to a UN Technical
Electoral Staff being accosted in Kailahun which may also be replicated in
other parts of the country with the possibility of inciting violence. It
maintained that despite admonishments by the IMC to all media outlets to
refrain from negative reporting, the Awareness Times Newspaper continued
to castigate the personalities of key development partners on unsubstantiated
grounds. It was in that regard the letter continued, that in order to maintain
good relationship with the international community the suspension of
Awareness Times from publication for one month was being proposed.
Rather than hastily act on the directive of the NSCCG, the IMC decided to
treat the matter as a complaint.
The Commission conducted several hearings on the matter at which Mr.
Vandi Minah, Legal Adviser of UNIOSIL represented UNIOSIL. Awareness
Times Newspaper was represented by Dr. Sylvia Blyden.
During the proceedings and cross examinations, the Complaints Committee
patiently listened to arguments from both sides and read documents
presented by them.
At the end of the deliberations, the IMC’s decisions were as follows:-
(a) Awareness Times should forthwith cease all publications on the
subject of the complaint i.e. the perceived manipulation of the 2007
elections and regime change by UNIOSIL and the International
community.
(b) Awareness Times should cease all publications aimed at smearing the
personality and integrity of H.E. Victor Angelo and other members of
the international community.
(c) The counsel for UNIOSIL Mr. Vandi Minah should convey to the
organization Dr. Sylvia Blyden’s verbal complaint to the IMC about
attacks on her character and integrity by UN media including UN
Radio and UN Review Media Reports posted on the internet.
(d) To facilitate the process of reconciliation between Awareness Times
and UNIOSIL the UN Media should cease all broadcast and
publications deemed to smear the integrity and personality of Dr.
Sylvia Blyden.
(e) That Mr. Vandi Minah and Dr. Sylvia Blyden having agreed on
reconciliation and to develop a joint statement to the effect, the IMC
stood ready to facilitate the process even if it meant requesting the
Commissioners to cut short their Christmas vacation to attend to the
issue before the departure of H.E. Victor Angelo.
Even though it is now six weeks (February 2008) - since the two parties
agreed to submit a joint statement on reconciliation to the Commission, and
despite the fact that several reminders had been sent, no joint statement has
been received.
The IMC is however of the view that since the 2007 Elections were over and
the matter was highly political with both sides full of accusations and counteraccusations,
it was best for both parties to reconcile and put the whole
episode behind them. This viewpoint was accepted by Dr. Sylvia Blyden and
the former Legal Adviser of UNIOSIL, Mr. Vandi Minah. The matter has
therefore been laid to rest.


Subject: WHAT IS IN A NAME?
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 08:07:09 03/02/08 ()
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A rose will still smell the same, even if it is called by another name! So the proverb goes. However, try calling a rose with another name, you will notice that the very form or "Rupa" of the rose vanishes.

It is my understanding that there is everything in a name. For every name is connected with a form. In our Hindu thought, naming a child (Naamkaran) is given a great importance.

I was born in a family that was totally uprooted due to the partition of India. My parents had migrated from Dera Ghazi Khan, now in Pakistan, to New Delhi and had to undergo near starvation in the early years of their settlement in the independent India. My father's high hopes and aspirations of a better "tomorrow", perhaps became the basis of my name.

I was named "Mahatma" and during my teenage, my father explained to me the meaning of my name. It means, "King of Kings". In Chinese I am called Kong An Lun as I was born in the Year of the Horse and it means versed in, fully acquainted with what our world is.
I became conscious of this and the name now understood started vibrating in my very psyche.

A keen sense of self-reliance, growth, compassion, discipline, dedication, love, prestige and luxury became the extended meanings of the name. The person within me got transformed. Instead of pitying and ruing on our lower middle class lifestyle and other social patterns than tend to mould everyone, I started redefining life itself in my own "royal" way.

Yes there is everything in a name. Even today my name is my guide and a challenge in itself motivating me to live up to it's meaning. The vibrating force behind the name is the "Beej" mantra. And, it works ... every time.

Should EBK change the laws of our land because of a mere defacing of his portrait? As a leader he expects that it will come to happen. Not all are in favour – 44% of the voters in the last election rejected supporting him. He should know that he faces a fierce and tough Sierra Leone. EBK should look at what his goals and aspirations are; then concentrate on them. EBK’s mouth-pieces are too many and are causing the problems for EBK now.

What is wrong with me insulting your mother EBK, if I believe you are not doing anything good for the country or if I have malaise for you. Common EBK, if you were not born into this world people will not talk ill of you and moreso insult your mother.

If you start prosecuting people for such; better be ready to prosecute 44% of the voters of the last election.

My advice – get on with your work and make it your professional duty for your spokespeople to consult you before making any statements on your behalf.

God blessed you and he has now left you to use deep thought in whatever you do. Deep thought in Chinese or Timarind is PROFOUND WISDOM.

You were born in the Year of the Snake and this is what your name means in Chinese:

Ernest Bai Koroma = Kong En Rong
.

En = kindness, mercy, charity

Rong = glorious

Too many detractors within and outside your close knit – your inner circle. It is not an easy job to be a leader. Taking the broth is what is going to make you a leader. Let taking the broth makes you not a weak leader. It is leadership!!
We are in a different Era EBK – gone are those days when you can lock up a man and that man dies in prison – Only George Bush can do that. If you attempt to play on your detractors by responding to their detractions – you’ll have a hell of a job to accomplish your aims and aspirations.



Subject: Re: WHAT IS IN A NAME?
From: Solution
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Date Posted: 08:17:17 03/02/08 ()
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Mahatma, youse a wise man. If all is charity and mellowing like you wewill has peace and progress in sirra leone contry. But some peple dont understood democrasy. they tink it is tribal powers. Thats why GOD GO PONISH THE BAD HAERT POlitlikshans who ENEMIZE PROGRESS AND UNITY IN SWEET CONRTRY> GOD BLESS YOU. YOUSE A GOOD PERSON!


Subject: THE CONSERVATIVES - WHAT A GREAT PARTY!
From: Mahatma
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Date Posted: 06:28:37 03/02/08 ()
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Message:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWarYD9fN-s


Subject: EBK, APC and Freedom of The Press (The New People Cartoon)
From: Sheku Kallon
To: All
Date Posted: 05:15:49 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: shekukal@yahoo.com
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Message:
Check out this story and cartoon on the New People Website. Now waiting for all those thugs to attack.


Subject: Re: EBK, APC and Freedom of The Press (The New People Cartoon)
From: Court No.1
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Date Posted: 09:47:08 03/02/08 ()
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That is very funny. I like the cartoon very much. At least these reminders to President Koroma mean that he may stop doing hose antidemocratic thigs.


Subject: Re: EBK, APC and Freedom of The Press HATE SPEECH
From: Nar Me
To: All
Date Posted: 08:22:30 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: thenewsletter@hotmail.com
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Message:
Can somebody tell what HATE SPEECH is? Are we blindly copying the ugly side of western values? Is it time to rediscover some of our very good African values? Just thinking out loud!


Subject: Re: EBK, APC and Freedom of The Press HATE SPEECH
From: Mahatma
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Date Posted: 08:27:43 03/02/08 ()
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We are too entrenched in western values to now drop them. Our way of life has now been enculturated - to go back is to take us out of our current global affiliations. The call has come too late - we just have to work side by side with western values.


Subject: CorrectionRe: EBK, APC and Freedom of The Press HATE SPEECH
From: Nar Me
To: All
Date Posted: 08:38:03 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: thenewsletter@hotmail.com
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Thanks Mahatma. But surely we are not cogs in a machine. We can stand back and decide which road we want to take. The Freedom "not to become the plaything of circumstance" is a much more difficult Freedom to practice than our so-called Free Speech.

Peace, Love, tolerance and good will to all Sierra Leoneans be you SLPP or APC or whatever.


Subject: Re: EBK, APC and Freedom of The Press HATE SPEECH
From: Nar Me
To: All
Date Posted: 08:36:59 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: thenewsletter@hotmail.com
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Message:
Thanks Mahatma. But surely we are not cogs in a machine. We can stand back and decide which road we want to take. The Freedom "not to become the plaything of circumstance" is a much more difficult Freedom to practice that our so-called Free Speech.

Peace, Love, tolerance and good will to all Sierra Leoneans be you SLPP or APC or whatever.


Subject: Re: EBK, APC and Freedom of The Press (The New People Cartoon)
From: Mike
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Date Posted: 08:15:06 03/02/08 ()
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wow. I dont see a violation there. Its freedom of speech and I am sure Sierra Leone subscribes to it. The president is a public official and therefore subject to caricature. What would George Bush say then?
Mike


Subject: Re: EBK, APC and Freedom of The Press (The New People Cartoon)
From: KKW
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Date Posted: 08:03:59 03/02/08 ()
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Governments threaten the press when they have no answer to their failures.


Subject: Re: EBK, APC and Freedom of The Press (The New People Cartoon)
From: Candid Opinion
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Date Posted: 08:12:59 03/02/08 ()
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Message:
That was the most stupid thing to come out of EBK's statehouse ever..

Idiotic misnistry of information threatenning a citizen..

Where is salones own version of the

NAACP..
Our own champions of our hard won civil liberties.
Where is our own Malcolm X and our own emancipators..??

A funny caricature of a public servant is nothing more than that.. A witty and artistic expression of the liberty to express oneself freely..

Cocorioko should be ashamed for championing the arrest of Sylvia for expressing herself freely just cause they do not have anyone on staff who knows how to use graphics manipulation software.


Subject: Re: EBK, APC and Freedom of The Press (The New People Cartoon)
From: The Nationalist
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Date Posted: 09:25:39 03/02/08 ()
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Message:
Candid Opinion, I have followed up your posts on this forum. I find your attitude to Kabs Kanu and his paper very rude and insolent. You might be a disappointed "whiteman" but you have to respect our people.All your statements are full of arrogance and cockiness.What do you really think of yourself ? COCORIOKO is the best newspaper there is on this internet and your arrogant and stupid self has manifested it by advertising on the paper and the forum. If you think Cocorioko IS WHAT YOU THINK, WHY NOT TAKE YOUR ADVERTS ELSEWHERE ? iI think Kabs and COCORIOKO are taking too much from your kebab-eating self. Look here, we love Cocorioko because it is the best.If you don't stop berating Kabs, we will campaign for you to be kicked off this forum, you ungrateful disappointed "whiteman"(Mulatto).


Subject: Re: EBK, APC and Freedom of The Press (The New People Cartoon)
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:54:21 03/02/08 ()
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Message:
"COCORIOKO is the best newspaper there is on this internet"

I wonder what the washington post and wall street journal would say to your idiotic statement above..

People who are bereft of substance and who have nothing to say, are the first to attach personalities..

I made a comment about cocorioko championing the arrest of a citizen..

First off.. if you are not cocoriko.. shut it mr.. its non of your bizwax..

If you are cocorioko.. or thier new abitrator.. you and your stupid masters cannot threaten me for meerly observing that cocorioko is advocating that others be put in jail for expression.. same as your threat to kick me off the forum is not fazing me..
Its the typical modus operandi of mega's.. things they cannot control.. they attempt to silence..
And thanks for following my postings.. i feel hornored.. Like EBK, get it mr?? horn..

Arrogance and cockiness WHAT????
Me.. a simpleton dregman..? I have never had or displayed such selfish attributes in my life..


If i lied.. call me out on the lie. If i make a comment about something you disagree with mr nationalist call me on the comment...
If i am black, blue, green or pink.. has nothing to do with you my political views and my right to express them even if i advertize on cocorioko..
And i critize cocorioko just i have a stake in what they do.. the way they portray me, as a Sierra Leone and as a participant..

If just cause you write on thier forum you dont have the kahonas to have a voice.. EVEN WHEN YOU dam WELL KNOW that the editorial was mean and devisive.. then dont you dare point your stinky crummy lil fingers at me mister..

You &*##%(&(&# have everything twisted upside down..
I have never heard anywhere where advertizers are threatened..IT IS THE OTHER WAY AROUND FOOL...It is i who control the purse strings. And i can pull my advert anytime i want FOOL. If that is arrogant for been truthful then send me to pademba rd and throw the key at burmeh.

And lest you forget..
Just cause you walk upright does not make you better than a monkey, Idiot.

Some lucky dube for your wretched soul???
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qPTiwdPflE


Subject: Re: EBK, APC and Freedom of The Press (The New People Cartoon)
From: Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 14:21:18 03/02/08 ()
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Message:
Candid , Dont mind these APC fanatics , they can not tolerate dissent or Democracy.

SLPP was criticized by pro APC newspapers and musicians but their offices were not burnt down. They can not handle your debating skills so they degenerate in to insults and gutter language.

The incompetent APC wants to blame a few journalists for their failure to deliver.


Subject: Re: EBK, APC and Freedom of The Press (The New People Cartoon)
From: Mahatma
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Date Posted: 14:31:06 03/02/08 ()
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Message:
Talking about that - Borbor Belleh fame made money out of lyrics portraying the corruption thievery of the Kabbah government.


Subject: Re: EBK, APC and Freedom of The Press (The New People Cartoon)
From: BOIMAKEI
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Date Posted: 04:21:00 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
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MAHATMA, YOU'RE RIGHT THERE; BUT NO ONE BEAT UP OR THREATENED EMERSON FOR THAT SONG. JUST REMINDING YOU ABOUT WHAT PA KABBA SAID WHEN THAT SONG WAS RELEASED: "BIFOE DEM GO NAR BUSH, LEH DEM SING". THAT'S HOW TOLERANT HIS GOVERNMENT WAS TO OPPOSITION. WHY CAN'T THAT CULTURE OF TOLERANCE BE UPHELD BY THE "NEW APC"?


Subject: Re: EBK, APC and Freedom of The Press (The New People Cartoon)
From: Mahatma
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Date Posted: 05:29:51 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Boimakei, the problem with the New APC is fear! many are a bunch of incompetent brains who refuse to learn to adopt to the new changes in their lives. They are bent on destroying themselves by listening to the few who are on their necks. A leader, as you rightly pointed out should be tolerant and make sure he works harder instead of complaining about his image. The image we want to see is a leader that has grips on his socio-economic side of things. Kudos fellow.


Subject: Re: EBK, APC and Freedom of The Press (The New People Cartoon)
From: O'toole
To: All
Date Posted: 10:26:47 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: otoolekargbo@yahoo.com
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Message:
Why was the slpp not called THE NEW SLPP when T K took over.


Subject: Re: EBK, APC and Freedom of The Press (The New People Cartoon)
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 10:56:49 03/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Unable to tell you! TK was the greatest mishap in the SLPP. Actually, he transformed the SLPP to another face by given it the covert image of your term "THE NEW SLPP" by way of bringing in the NUP gang that overran the docile waters of the true SLPP.


Subject: Stokes Ray Ray Man Koroma , Stop Polluting this Forum
From: Mannaski
To: All
Date Posted: 01:04:08 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
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Message:
Stokes, ray ray man Koroma, get a life and grow up so that you can match the wit of your contemporaries like Abdul Tejan Cole, John Moses Kamara, Solo B Junior and Larry Bassie. All of these guys have achieved in their lives, and all we hear from Stokes Koroma is his fake postings on the Cocorioko forum about Ivorian women dancing or disadvantaged Sierra Leoneans who were maimed by the misfortune of our country. Get a life man and grow up.

Your refrain about my Ph.d as a correspondence degree is fool hardy and stupid. This shows the level of your ignorance and immaturity. You life in New York city doing what, working as home health aid? That is so pathetic. I got there in 2000 and left in 2004 with a Ph.d in economics, what have you got after spending almost fifteen years in America? Dondo. So get a life and start using your chemistry degree to some use before you forget everything, and get off the tribal band wagon and join serious people and help contribute to solving the problems Sierra Leone is going through.

The New People Newspaper Stokes is a bold idea that has wiped out the advantage all the other online newpapers had over the SLPP. You see what we have done, within months, we are a force now to reckon with. This is what one should use one's education for, not rudeness and the childishness you are exhibiting on this forum. All the people who you know formed the New People are doctorate guys. This however is not about the New People, it is about the Sierra Leonean people. So use your pettit brain and grow and bring forth some good ideas to help Sierra Leone. It will serve as your own contribution to national development, which will defray the cost of the S/Leone government scholarship you enjoyed at Aureol. Grow Stokes Koroma and stop this nonesense.


Subject: Re: Stokes Ray Ray Man Koroma , Stop Polluting this Forum
From: FORUM POLICE
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Date Posted: 08:03:02 03/02/08 ()
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Message:
JOHN MANNAH, how sure are you it is Stokes ? .Please provide proof or stop accusing others.

Albeit, I agree with you that once a university is recognized, nobody should cast aspersion on a degree from any college. Some of the online universities provide far better learning than FBC, Legon, UL, UNILAG, Ibadan, Makerere or even universities in the USA. The ONLINE students learn MORE and "cram-and-pass" is not possible as is the case with our African universities.You have to read the stuff, understand it well and demonstrate your understanding of the material before you proceed to another course.

I would rather have a degree from the University of London, Warwick, Liverpool, Phoenix etc which offer courses online than certain colleges in Africa or even here in America.

So Dr. John Mannah, fly your feathers. But do not accuse others of owning handles unless you have proof.


Subject: Re: Stokes Ray Ray Man Koroma , Stop Polluting this Forum
From: Mannaski
To: All
Date Posted: 08:21:53 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
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Message:
Stokes, use some of this time to help yourself here in America. Make use of some of the opportunities this great country is offering you now as the opportunity cost of wasting it like you seem to be doing is very high.

I would'nt want to return to S/Leone tomorrow and see most of the people with whom you and I were at Aureol in positions of responsibility like Tejan Cole , Larry Bassie, Majistrates likes Mange, Sesay etc and you will be sitting in the wings as bato liner begging for a job while some of us who were in the oppostion will be enjoying Bank Governorship or lecturer jobs. It will not auger well for you. Make use of your opportunities now before its too late Stokes. I have nothing against you, I am just a serious guy man, it was exhibited at Aureol in the leadership positions I held there, and it has been demostrated here in America in the leadership I have offered and will continue offer my country when I return.


Subject: Re: Stokes Ray Ray Man Koroma , Stop Polluting this Forum
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 07:32:33 03/02/08 ()
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Message:
John mannah youse a rebel terorist aginst unity of Sierra lerone and a hater of tribes. your formation of ne3wpeoples propaganda kanda paper and sick obsess with presdent koroms is not democratcy. it is sick undemocrasy. It is jail treasoncracy. we mendes are powerful welcome peoplle but we has to live with other siera leone peeoples and tribes. Power is not monopoly game for our tribe. Its tribal politics peeopl lek you with uglys bab who give souteast very bad name and make peeple tink we are intolerate. May God punish youse for evil bad hart against presdent and other salone ptribes.


Subject: Re: Stokes Ray Ray Man Koroma , Stop Polluting this Forum
From: KPONIEGBOU
To: All
Date Posted: 04:31:34 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: kponiegbou@yahoo.com
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Message:
SHUT YOUR DIRTY TRAP MR SOLUTION!!!YOU CA'NT EVEN SPELL PROPERLY OR ARE YOU WRITING SWAHILI? MR "INTOLERATE", I THINK THIS FORUM DESERVES BETTER


Subject: Re: Stokes Ray Ray Man Koroma , Stop Polluting this Forum
From: Candid Opinion
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Date Posted: 08:26:42 03/02/08 ()
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Message:
Question is..????

Are you Ahmed stokes Koroma??

Once we clear that, we can move on to Mr Mannah's choice of barbershops or hairdo..

And if his politics is tribal or not..

Are you Ahmed stokes Koroma??


Subject: Re: Stokes Ray Ray Man Koroma , Stop Polluting this Forum
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 11:39:35 03/02/08 ()
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Message:
I am not stokes or strokes or soukous. I have nevers here about mr strokes. Acording to Mr mannah and his pele bab logic, you Candid opnion may also be stokes. Any monikers against tribilism can be the hater John mannah seems obsess , his nitemear this Stokes. Anyways, we dont cares. He and all can coll me what ever name cools his penda. I just wants the terorist politiks of division by subtracsion of SLPP out. I also hate the hateness SLPP is try to brainwosh and propagandice aginst we the Mende tribe, We Mendes are the mostest democrat and peace lovers in the contry. Its horror bab peples like Johnny Manna whose try to makes us look bad by lying with the impresion that we hates a presdent from the north becos hes from makeni town. we are all same contry people sierra loneans. We should help the contri develop rather than suppot hate, unprogresion and RPG politiks. GOD GO PUNISH SLPP AND ENEMIES OF SERRA LEONE UNITY!


Subject: Re: Stokes Ray Ray Man Koroma , Stop Polluting this Forum
From: WHY
To: All
Date Posted: 01:14:08 03/02/08 ()
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Message:
NOW I KNOW YOU ARE REALLY CONFUSE.


Subject: LONG LONG JAIL FOR SYLVIA AND SUSPEND SLPP TILL THEY BEHAVE!
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 00:18:15 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Thats my solution (no pon intended) and if SLPP insorgents don't like it, they can go scrach their tribalistic kroh krohs.

REASONS:

1)When Standard times Philip Nevil posted a picture of a butt-naked Sylvia Bleyden to demonstrate that she is a political koro, she had her peeotoes so tied up with vex angryness that she axed for Nevilles head from her SLPP sugardaddys. Neville was sentenced to jail. Now Sylvia has made an animal of the potrait of the president and now the witchful wolf is crying democracy. She disrespected the office of the president and now the slpp hipocrits are rolling on there backsides to thank her for her rebel ninja stupidity. Well, Neville went to jail and so NOW SYLVIA MUST GO TO JAIL AND USE A BUCKET IN THE MIDDLE OF A PADEMBA ROAD CELL AS A LATRINE. What is good for nevil is good foe the uglys one sylvia.

2)SLPP cannot cry abut democracy rights when they are soffocateing democracy and trying to destroy democracy. Any patty that cannot support the basic believes of democracy and still belives that tribalism and division is a legit means to politics power should be nicely kicked off the stage, given an educate about democracy and when they are ripe for adult resposibleness will then be invite back on the stage. Therefore, the tribalistsm slpp that has shitted on the south and east and should be suspended till they stop there evil ways. Trust me, nothings will come from that. So many of us alredy hate the Slpp mafia in the south and east for stealing like king kong tiff man while we suffered in poor. Then the Slpp killed Hinga Norman!
GOD GO PONISH YOU SLPP FOR ALL YOUR CRIMES! AND GOD GO PUNISH YOU JOHN MANNAH FOR YOUR CORESPONDENT COURSE PH.D AND FOR YOU UGLY TRIBALISTIC HAIR CUT!
And God will punish yours barbar for clipping your hair.


Subject: Re: LONG LONG JAIL FOR SYLVIA AND SUSPEND SLPP TILL THEY BEHAVE!
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 08:17:53 03/02/08 ()
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Message:
Your idiotic generalisations puts you inthe same wavelength as the few SLPP/APC detractors. Not all SLPP?APC are in support of the selfishness embedded in some of you. I am SLPP but put the country's interests above that of the party. Please stop your blatant generalisations. The few do not speak for all of us in the SLPP.


Subject: Re: LONG LONG JAIL FOR SYLVIA AND SUSPEND SLPP TILL THEY BEHAVE!
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 11:50:30 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Eh Mahatma Gandi, this is very voilent ting you say to me. Whatever I says is not idiotic talking. when I coss SLpp, it is not all Slpp, jos the ugly interlectual maskita socking bloods in the leadersheep who have decided to burn don the contri as a strategic politics kondo posishon. Youse still a very good porson. Stay cool me brither.
God go ponish Slpp for trying to destruct democrscy. God go ponish Sylvia for lying like a terror witch,


Subject: Re: LONG LONG JAIL FOR SYLVIA AND SUSPEND SLPP TILL THEY BEHAVE!
From: KPONIEGBOU
To: All
Date Posted: 04:38:55 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: kponiegbou@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
GO TO HELL, YOU IDIOT. MAHATMA'S USE OF "IDIOTIC" IS AN APT DEscr1ptION OF YOUR SENSELESS RANTINGS ON THIS FORUM. GO TO HELL.


Subject: Re: LONG LONG JAIL FOR SYLVIA AND SUSPEND SLPP TILL THEY BEHAVE!
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 14:15:39 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Very sorry, I have to resort to using that word. My apologies! Please understand that we are not all alike - The SLPP is made up different characters with different way of life. I and others believe in the continued unification and relative stability in the country.


Subject: Re: LONG LONG JAIL FOR SYLVIA AND SUSPEND SLPP TILL THEY BEHAVE!
From: Salama lakum
To: All
Date Posted: 08:06:42 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
On Solution been FEN PLABA...?
A champion for democracy in the day.. an advocate for the guilotine at night..

This is tountamount to a black man been a member of the KKK....

You willful missspelling does not throw me off you..


Now that we know who you are.
I am dissapointed that a man of your caliber will call for the head of a journalist/newspaper owner/witch/foday sankohs wench/or what ever you feel like caller her just cause she made a carricature of your bombali cousin..

It is God darn, freaking political satire.
APC should get a life and EBK should not only reign in his "NEW" APC hit squad.. Both on the ground and in cyberspace...

And you calling on your president and sylvias president to lock her up just for been politically funny..
Learning how to use photoshop does not deserve jail term..
Who ever is calling for such is the one that deserves jail term or a stint at the gulag for some re-educative programming...


Subject: Re: LONG LONG JAIL FOR SYLVIA AND SUSPEND SLPP TILL THEY BEHAVE!
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 11:56:42 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
You knows i yam becaming really famos in the forum after just two days! already peple accused me Solution of been Ahmed stokes , Fen Plabas, Observer, KKK and satan. Hi Mama, I is now a famous man in Kenema. i am superstar. Thanks foe educate me!


Subject: Re: LONG LONG JAIL FOR SYLVIA AND SUSPEND SLPP TILL THEY BEHAVE!
From: KPONIEGBOU
To: All
Date Posted: 04:45:15 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: kponiegbou@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
HEAR THE IDIOT AGAINM; SOLUTION MY TOE


Subject: Re: LONG LONG JAIL FOR SYLVIA AND SUSPEND SLPP TILL THEY BEHAVE!
From: Salama lakum
To: All
Date Posted: 08:05:14 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
On Solution been FEN PLABA...?
A champion for democracy in the day.. an advocate for the guilotine at night..

This is tountamount to a black man been a member of the KKK....

You willful missspelling does not throw me off you..


Now that we know who you are.
I am dissapointed that a man of your caliber will call for the head of a journalist/newspaper owner/witch/foday sankohs wench/or what ever you feel like caller her just cause she made a carricature of your bombali cousin..

It is God darn, freaking political satire.
APC should get a life and EBK should not only reign in his "NEW" APC hi squads.. Both on the ground and in cyberspace...

SAME AS JGEORGE BUSH HANGING FROM A ROPE..
And you calling on your president and sylvias president to lock hre up just for been politically funny..Learning how to use photoshop does not deserve jail term..
Who ever is callign for such is the one that deserves jail term..


Subject: Re: LONG LONG JAIL FOR SYLVIA AND SUSPEND SLPP TILL THEY BEHAVE!
From: Juliana Foday
To: All
Date Posted: 04:20:02 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: Julie29@yahoo.com
Entered From: host86-144-250-193.range86-144.btcentralplus.com at 86.144.250.193

Message:
I have read with great concern, the comments,by the Awareness Times Newspapers and the Thenewpeople's. No other person but Sylvia and her newpeople are those making a God out of Ernest Koroma. The President being Leader of Sierra Leone is not directing every programme and every trash that is taking place in the country. The President is not his own opposition or critic. Papers like Awareness times are long identified as pro SLPP papers run by a woman who seeks attention. So why give her the attention? Intelligent readers will pick the chaffe from the grains. Ignore her. Mr Kanu or the Minister of Information should be worried about reporting Developements progress in the country and also highlighting non-biased views about where APC should monitor and improve. Presidents are accused when the pot stops boilin not when employees are paid less money to buy goods. No one talks about reviewing working regulation and pay the real course to hardup and hardship.

Also advise the Residen Minister Bo to stop his dirty politics and behave like someone fit to be a Minister. Why is he painting Bo Red? Is that his job? Let him concentrate on improving the South of Sierra Leone according to his terms of reference rather than meddle in pikin politics? He is not doing the Presi and APC any favours - he is just ruining his office - Lontah!


Subject: Re: LONG LONG JAIL FOR SYLVIA AND SUSPEND SLPP TILL THEY BEHAVE!
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 00:59:55 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Solution/confusion you are hypocrite , You called Sylvia a koro. What is your evidence that she is . Did you use her service? You used your free speech to call her a koro , should they lock you up for defamation.

But you are crying foul for defamation of Koroma. Koroma is a big boy he should be able handle some mockery. What do you George Bush handles everyday.

Stop crying about tribalism. SLPP is the most tolerant party. the issue is competence and the current APC Govt is incompetent and want to blame their failure on SLPP.


Subject: Re: LONG LONG JAIL FOR SYLVIA AND SUSPEND SLPP TILL THEY BEHAVE!
From: Mannaski
To: All
Date Posted: 01:11:25 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: c-76-21-241-92.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.21.241.92

Message:
Kamara, don't waste your time with Stokes Koroma. He is one of those FBC graduates who came to America and have failed here, and thus have nothing to do with his time but parade this forum posing as Fen Plaba and Solution, Observer etc. His contemporary Abdul Tejan Cole is the current Chairman of the Anti Corruption Commission. Why because he is a respected and seasoned lawyer who have made his mark on the profession in S/Leone and with his no nonesense posture won the heart of the president with that covetious job. Stokes with all your cussing and bato line, what have you gotten from the APC? Have they called you for a job? No, you are not qualified for anything in present day Sierra Leone as the country is looking for seasoned professionals.

So Stokes, get a life and help yourself do something before its too lake.


Subject: Re: LONG LONG JAIL FOR SYLVIA AND SUSPEND SLPP TILL THEY BEHAVE!
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 08:03:05 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
May God ponis you for getting yours tribalism politics bones all jomping lek a jigga-de-kam for always finds a way to hate the tribel hate. Triblism and politis dont mix. Theys alike water and palmoil. Youse all life is one of hating party of other peeples. U hate Koroma becos hes from Bambali, Youse hates Stokes becos what? I dont reely care. Go on and hate stokes or stakes. As long as hes not tribalist lek you, I dont care. If hes tribalism peeples lek you, I will set fire on his feet also. No more rebels like youse John mannah. GOD WILL PONISH YOUSE JOHN MANNAH FOR YOUR REBEL POLITIKS> GOD GO HAMMA OLL BAD HART TRIBAL POLITISHANS WHO WANT TO KILL SIEARA LEONE FOR POWER!
GO TO BALLOT BOX IN 2012!
Philip nevil wented to jail for printing disrespect picture of Sylvia, So sylvias must also went to jail for printing disrespect picture of presdent koromas. Thts the real demockracy. Rule of laws! Shioooor!


Subject: Re: LONG LONG JAIL FOR SYLVIA AND SUSPEND SLPP TILL THEY BEHAVE!
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:19:37 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
I suspected as such..

Bra fen plaba so your name is stokes..?

I commented that your willful misspelling was a giveaway.. is this one of your many personalities..?


Subject: Re: LONG LONG JAIL FOR SYLVIA AND SUSPEND SLPP TILL THEY BEHAVE!
From: FREE SPEECH
To: All
Date Posted: 08:59:25 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h209.189.213.151.ip.alltel.net at 151.213.189.209

Message:
The Guy has sunk to an all time low. He is a Joke man.

I knew something was wrong with Him.


Subject: Re: LONG LONG JAIL FOR SYLVIA AND SUSPEND SLPP TILL THEY BEHAVE!
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 10:03:20 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
I am not going that far..
I enjoy his company and enjoy reading his comments when they are coming from the fen plaba..

As soon as he jumps into his ariobo garments things go awry..i suspect because its forced..


BRA FPlaba.. you have not commented a single line in 2 days.. Are you in sabatical..? Or just plain tired with the forum of patriots.. Or you just dont have time to fight too wars like the USARMY, one as fen plaba and another as who ever it is for the day..

---------disclaimer---------
This is purely speculative...
If solution is not fen plaba, then i wholeheartedly apologise to the gentleman.


Subject: Re: LONG LONG JAIL FOR SYLVIA AND SUSPEND SLPP TILL THEY BEHAVE!
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 12:17:56 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577f042.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.240.66

Message:
I am not Fen Plaba sauce at all. I been reads him befor I jomp in head first in the pool. I hear that hes one of the APC peeples on forum. I have notime for APC or SLPP . I jos hates when politiks is by tribe and monkee is by party and pijin by pear! I am PMDC for life becaus I love Charles margai. period. However I thinking Presdent Ernest desarve chance to rule contri becaus he is democrasy elected even doe we are diffrent party. SLPP however lies that everybodys in Souteastern is Slpp and sopport SLPP. Its a wopper elefant lie. No ways Hozay! I travells to Hangha, Ngelehun, Mano Junction yesterday and evrybody wants piss. No more war. We all fed ups with SLpp godfadas in Kenema, We tire of soppresion. We want to see develop in our towns. Come to kenema and cry at the SLPP neglekt afta all the 11 years of Kabba and SLPP.
GOD GO PONISH SLPP FOR TIFF GOVMENT PROPARTY.
BUT GOD GO BLESS YOU CANDID OPINION AND MAHATMA FOR SAYING NO! NO! NO! TO BAD HART TRIBALSM POLITICKS!


Subject: Re: LONG LONG JAIL FOR SYLVIA AND SUSPEND SLPP TILL THEY BEHAVE!
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 01:24:03 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Thanks, I will not waste anymore time with this guy.

Take care


Subject: Re: LONG LONG JAIL FOR SYLVIA AND SUSPEND SLPP TILL THEY BEHAVE!
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 08:09:55 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Good for youse. Youse a very danjarous person always trying to make peeple fight APC withot any reason jos becos you have big problem issues. Help the contry and not just yours self , SLPP party or tribe.Youse mende, Am mende. But we has to loving all salone. Quit obsessive about Pres Koroms and stop sabotages destruction becos of tribe politiks. Otherwise God go ponish you like john mannah wit pele barb!


Subject: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: John Mannah
To: All
Date Posted: 21:17:50 03/01/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: c-76-21-241-92.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.21.241.92

Message:
Here are somethings you can do:

Promote the current APC Secretary General to the position of Ambassador and appoint a young and dynamic person from either the southeast or a northerner who understands the dynamics of the socio-politics of Sierra leone. Ken Melman the former Republican National Committee Chairman come to mind when I say this. The divide between the APC and the SLPP is analogous to the Republicans and Democrates in America. Here, the African American and Hispanic vote is fundamental to winning an election for the Democrates. What Ken Mehlman the former Chair of the Republican party set out to do was to win these minority votes, especially the African American votes by engaging on a massive drive to recruite African Americans as Republicans. It was tough, but he succeeded in moving the percentage of the black vote in the 2000 election from about 8% to 12 or 14%. This was significant, because it helped George Bush win the 2000 election by a very small margin.

Apply this same philosophy for the southeastern votes, and this can only be done by first appointing a competent and credible, young college educated southeasterner, an APC one, or northerner and equip him with all the powers that be and let the competition begin.

This is the only way you can help yourself now to clean your image with the mende people. The mende people I will tell you are a fair minded people. They however will not tolerate any situation of tokenism and hypocricy. If you extend yourself this way, you will see yourself visiting places like Tongo Fields in a very short time, and the people will extend an open hand to you.

It was last Saturday that you went to Bo and conferred degress on young graduants in a convocation ceremony. You had this to say to them " You guys have undertaken this endeavor, that has prepared you for all the challenges that will be thrown at you in the world, go our and use it to meet such challenges". These are the foot soldiers you can use to recruit within the APC and help you make S/Leone a better place. Don't just sorround yourself with your Bombali, Makeni and Port Loko brothers, such a policy will not help you broaden your base come 2012, neither will a damaged personality like Musa Tarawalli help your credibility with our people. They see it as the same old APC tactics and trust me it will not work.

Doing these things will rekindle the credibility your government is almost losing and thus allow you to rule all of Sierra leone, not just the western area and the northern province.

Sending out a Press Release from State House warning a single newspaper the Awareness Times is not wise. It dimisnishes the prestige of the presidency and make the office holder look weak and incompetent. Call a press conference and address the general situation in the country and at such time, mention Sylvia Blyden in passing. She is a small fry compared to the power you have. Bring some humour into this, and make her look like a small child. Use the bully pulpit, but wisely.

Why am I doing this? I love Sierra Leone, and therefore see it as both a responsibility and an opportunity to help you take charge of the debate in the country as it is getting out of your hand really fast. Do these things and deliver, for if we the mende people can support former president Ahmed Tejan Kabbah and elect him twice to this all important office in our country, only to ultimately show us that he was not really committed to our party, then some of us who got pained by this can use this as an opportunity to help a real Sierra Leone brother get elected for two consecutive terms in office. We can also save our country go down the road the Kenyan's are recovering from now. What happened in Kenya is reminiscent of what will happen in S/Leone come 2012. You are going to want to think that the country should return you to power, and by the things are looking, if you do not turn things around, the country will want to throw your party out. Thus the potential trouble for the country. You can nip it in the bud now by governing and governing effectively for all Sierra Leoneans.


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: KPONIEGBOU
To: All
Date Posted: 05:07:38 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: kponiegbou@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
REMINDING JOHN MANNAH: YOUR SUGGESTION ABOUT REPLACING VICTOR FOH WITH A YOUNGER, MORE DYNAMIC CHARACTER AT THE APC "TASK FORCE" SECRETARIAT IS GOOD. HOWEVER, YOUR SUGGESTION THAT HE BE SENT ABROAD AS AN AMBASSADOR IS A VERY VERY BAD ONE. VICTOR FOR IS A COMMON THIEF, A PLUNDERER OF STATE RESOURCES, A TRADER/SELLER OF HIS OWN FATHER, WHOSE GRAVE NO ONE CAN POINT AT. VICTOR FOH CANNOT PASS THE PARLIAMENTARY INTERVIEW AND HE KNOWS IT. KNOWING HIM, WHY DO YOU THINK HE OPTED TO STAY AT THE HELM OF THE PARTY?


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 06:42:12 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-166.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.166

Message:
John Mannah I warned you before to be as objective and as balanced as you can.Don't follow the footsteps of your favourite fake doctor who received the worst thrashing ever in this forum.If you continue with this kind of reasoning I am afraid I will have to question your PhD and you will leave me with no alternative but to request for some proofs from you.I don't want to embarrass you at the moment so take my tip and be a good boy. Next time you want to post anything critical of the APC make references or analogies to something Sierra Leonean or African.For every claim you make you must provide a primary or secondary source to preserve your credibility if you still have any left.

And stop making a carricature of yourself by trying so hard to be one of EBK's advisers when nobody has requested your services.If you are that good adviser you could have done that to the past government or do it to the present leaderless SLPP which is fast fading into oblivion.


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: Mannaski
To: All
Date Posted: 08:08:27 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: c-76-21-241-92.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.21.241.92

Message:
Bai Bureh, I do not have to prove anything to you. I am not umpire who came to this forum and almost ran it aground, I am a free born citizen of the republic of S/Leone that decided to be magnanimous to the oppostion party and not try to jump at every little weakness or mistake the opposition makes. So your vain threats do not mean anything to me. This is the problem with us S/Leoneans, and the reason why we have this big political divide in S/Leone. Some of us lack self esteem and have inadequacies, and thus are afraid to accomodate other people within their groups, organizations, tribes etc. I am not one of those guys and therefore have respect for people I disagree with and can engage them in any debate on ideas without being rude and obnoxious. Like I told you in our last engagement, I am a S/Leonean first, an intellectual second, and the rest fall in line after that.

My academic achievements have nothing to do with what I do on this forum. In fact I hardly mention it because some brothers are uneasy with it especially, some brother S/Leoneans like Stokes Koroma who have fallen on hard times here and have not been able to do much with themselves, and thus jealous when they hear that others are doing well. I do not perceive you as that type of individual, the few times I have engaged you, even when you attacked me at the SLPP forum. You always come across as a decent and round up guy. Continue with that integrity as that is what S/Leone needs.

This is not about me or you Bai Bureh, it is about our poor brothers and sisters in S/Leone. I know we disagree on a lot of stuff, but there are areas where we can agree, and those are the areas we should be looking for, and embrace for the benefit of our country. So don't go down the road of that frustrated Stokes Koroma who has nothing to offer on this forum other than rudeness and recklessness. He should be ashamed of himself to see his contemporary Abdul Tejan in such a covetious position in S/Leone today, and all he does is waste all his time on this forum posting nonesense. I have seen you initiate some good topics on this forum for debate, and thus have won yourself respect here, continue on that part, and you will be a lot better for it. Don't listen to those who will tell you that I am lying about my Ph.D or I have a correspondence Ph.D. It will not benefit them, neither will it benefit you. My degrees are for myself and family and nobody else. So Bai Bureh, stay a decent man and you will be a whole lot better for it, and this forum will also be better for it.


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 16:20:44 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
John Manna Bysicle Sit Barb, why do youse trying so hard to sound pompos important? You are like a ronsho in a kakadebul dress up! Youse are the porson most responsable for digging big big patitions betwin tribe and party. Youse found newpeeples for agaainst Ernest and APC with blood mony from jj blood, yes or not? Youse says SLPP must kick comot all non Souteastern peeples from lidership, yes or not? I dont want to fite you. Pasonally I thinks you are fine gentleman but youse politiks smells like peace corp sneakers in Moriba Town.
Stop sabotage of demokrasy and sopport respect demokrasy and stop scraching contry kroh kroh and make peeples fite foe nothin again. Otherwise GOD GO PONISH YOU JOHN MANNAH FOR LOVEING TRIBAL POLITIKS AND GOD GO HAMMA SYLVIA BLYDEN AND SHEKU KALLON FOR RUDE PIKTURE OF PRESDENT!


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 03:27:41 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 82.99.234.65

Message:
This sounds more like an ultimatum! In politics, things don't work like that! In as much as the idea is worth given consideration, yet it sounds more dictatorial. Remeber, we are talking the ruling goverment here! You have the right to suggest or bring up an initiative and the matter will be subject to a thorough study! So suppose the idea is rubuffed! Are we going to ripples of reaction in Bo when you flex your muscles? O'man! There's more to politics than fantasies!


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: OBSERVER
To: All
Date Posted: 23:43:47 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-12-16.washdc.dsl-w.verizon.net at 71.178.12.16

Message:
SHAME ON YOU JONH MANNAH,YOU AND SLPP FAILED US. YOU SEE WHAT YOU DID TO SIERRA LEONE.

FAILURE AND SHAME ON YOU.

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Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: Mannaski
To: All
Date Posted: 23:48:16 03/01/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: c-76-21-241-92.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.21.241.92

Message:
Observer, have you found help yet? Are you still frustrated with your nursing home job? Do you have a high school diploma? I can ask my wife to find you a job in her CPA firm to answer the phone. Life is hard on you, I know, but who said life was fair. Take care of your frustrated self before it is too late.


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: OBSERVER
To: All
Date Posted: 00:51:46 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-12-16.washdc.dsl-w.verizon.net at 71.178.12.16

Message:
I THOUGHT YOUR WIFE'S FARM IS ALREADY CROWDED,I DON'T WANT TO GET INFECTED. YOU KNOW ESPECIALLY WITH THE FLU GOING AROUND YOU WIFE'S FARM OR DID YOU SAY FIRM?

SORRY FOR MY TYPO...ERROR

DON'T FORGET YOUR IMMUNISATION IS DUE THIS YEAR BECAUSE YOU KNOW..........


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 23:36:26 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
John mannah (bicicle seat haircut), let me lay it on youre brade swwetly lek orange mamalade: The only reason why we will have Kenya/Rwanda in Siera Leone is if WE DONT STOP TRIBAL POLITICIANS LEK JOHN MANNAH!
You are one of thoes guys who is responseble for our mende tribe getting angry feelings from other tribes and raising the temperature in the contry.
Yes or no? Did not you grumbul that SLPP had too many 'foreigner' tribes brot in by Kabba? Yes or No? Did not you set up the New peeple newspaper specially to set fire on presdent Ernest and other tribes?
You speak sweet but your hand is nastily scratching political kroh kroh. Plese be honest, how meny of your distribution and network importers are really sabotageing the economics by artifishally causing food shortage Ngo Mannah? Sylvia is a saint? She is a debul and a witch woman who is also a marcenary. What a rebel woman. God go punish you John Mannah for thinking bad things for Saerra Leone, God go ponish SLPP for wanting another rebel warfear in the contry so s to get power. God go punish Sylvia Ninja for undermining democracy in Serra Leone.


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: Mannaski
To: All
Date Posted: 23:44:26 03/01/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: c-76-21-241-92.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.21.241.92

Message:
Solution, post your questions under your name and I will be more than happy to answer your questions. Others wise, hold your frustrated self and go continue working in your nursing home as if America cannot help you, I don't thinK present day S/Leone can, as the country is looking for competent, honest, hard working people to help her out of the socio-economic problems it is undergoing right now.

Man most of the young kids are coming out with MBA degrees in S/leone, so make sure before you return there to torment president Koroma for employment, you have at a minimum either an MBA or a masters degree. There is no more room for fools like you in the new dispensation in Sierra Leone. Talk ideas, not tribes.


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 00:32:41 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
John Mannah = MANNAski. Teeheeheehaw! You really are a tupit numbskull. Corespondent MBAs does not count. Fake Phds does not eether. You and your friends need to come to kenema and apologised to the peepul your cakroach SLPP have made tiger poor, and for trying to sabotage a fellow Siera leone man, Yours and mine president, Ernest Koroma, simply becos he is Temne Limba. God go ponish you John Mannah. There are millions of Southeasterners like me who does not subscribe to regional hegemony. Shame on you John Mannah! Love your contry above your tribe. God will ponish Slpp.


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: WHY?
To: All
Date Posted: 23:29:54 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-12-16.washdc.dsl-w.verizon.net at 71.178.12.16

Message:
JOHN MANNAH SAID...."What happened in Kenya is reminiscent of what will happen in S/Leone come 2012...... ".
LISTEN TO ME YOU FOOL.YOU BROUGHT RUF AND KAMAJORS UPON US ,SO NOTHING WILL BE NEW TO US.BUT YOU TRY IT 2012,YOU WILL BE CAPTURED TRIED,AND PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST OF THE LAWS OF SIERRA LEONE.

SO I SEE THE CONNECTION AMONG AWARENESS TIME,NEW PEOPLE NEWS PAPER,THE RIOT IN BO TOWN AND YOU.EASY AND CHEAP EQUATION THAT IS NOT DIFFICULT TO CRACK.WE WILL PROSECUTE YOU TO THE FULLEST OF THE LAW.


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: KPONIEGBOU
To: All
Date Posted: 05:24:34 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: kponiegbou@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
HEAR THIS PITIFUL FOOL


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: Mannaski
To: All
Date Posted: 23:38:07 03/01/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: c-76-21-241-92.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.21.241.92

Message:
Man, you need some help as you seem to be a mental case. You are of no value of help to the APC or Sierra Leone as you have no idea what the presidency is about. "The Lion may be the king of the forest, but he will not cross the elephant". Have you heard that saying? President Koroma is just a servant of the people. He can be fired as he was hired. Help him find a way to govern so that our country can move forward if you are of value to the APC.


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: KPONIEGBOU
To: All
Date Posted: 05:29:27 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: kponiegbou@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
YOU CAN SAY THAT AGAIN FOR THE BENEFIT OF THOSE IDIOTS CALLING THEMSELVES SOLUTION/WHY


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: WHY
To: All
Date Posted: 00:09:15 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-12-16.washdc.dsl-w.verizon.net at 71.178.12.16

Message:
APC THROUGH THE CONSTITUTION OF SIERRA LEONE HAVE A LOT OF BULLETS FOR ELEPHANTS AND WELL TRAINED ELEPHANT HUNTERS.APC SHALL NEVER ALLOW ELEPHANTS TO TREATHEN OUR PEACEFUL PEOPLE ANY MORE.YOU HAVE EXPOSED YOURSELF AND YOUR PLANS.

SHAME ON YOU.SEE WHAT YOU GUYS DID TO OUR PEOPLE.

REMEMBER? DO YOU WANT TO DO THIS TO US AGAIN?

YOU WILL BE ARRESTED AND PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST OF THE LAW.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXpUzis4nf8


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: Mannaski
To: All
Date Posted: 00:29:35 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: c-76-21-241-92.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.21.241.92

Message:
You are a real fool, parading this forum as fenPlaba, Stokes raray man Koroma. Get a life and bring up sirious ideas to help alleviate the poor people of Sierra leone from the cruches of poverty and illness.
I always thought a so-called academic who studied chemistry, a natural science, who should understand the way things work in the world according to the invariant nature of the particles scientists deal with will bring sense to the issues that confront our country with some amount of common sense devoid of value judgement. Man America has really messed you up. Are things that hard for you here? People like Larry Bassy, Solo Berewa Junior are doing very well with the education they received at Aureol. Oh I forgot, Stokes spent most of his time partying and thus could not benefit from the academic education Aureol was supposed to offer him. Man stokes go get a life with your foolish self and gather yourself as we expect a lot more from you on this forum, other than posting foolish pictures of Ivorian Women and disadvantaged Sierra Leoneans.

The Sierra Leone government sholarship that you utilized to acquire you education at Aureol should be returned at a minimum with some valuable contribution to the country. Quit this sycophancy and bring up some good ideas that will help your country, rather than parading this forum, faking as a mende man, or Mandingo man, all in the name of foolishness and calling people tribalists. You really aught to know better.


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: OBSERVER
To: All
Date Posted: 21:44:14 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-12-16.washdc.dsl-w.verizon.net at 71.178.12.16

Message:
JOHN MANNAH,WHERE WERE YOU WHEN SLPP WAS GOING DOWN THE DRAIN.IF YOU WERE THAT INTELLIGENT OR WISE AND WITH ALL OF THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVICE WHY DIDN'T THE SLPP USED THEM...OH I FORGOT THE ONES YOU GAVE THEM FAILED.SO YOU SEE WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE YOUR ADVISES AND SHOVE THEM INTO YOUR.....OK LET ME PUT IT THIS WAY "SHOUT UP".

YOU SOUND SO TRIBALISTIC WITH THE MENTALITY AND RHETORIC OR PHRASE "WE MENDE PEOPLE".YOU MENDE PEOPLE WHAT?


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: Mannaski
To: All
Date Posted: 22:19:27 03/01/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: c-76-21-241-92.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.21.241.92

Message:
Observer, you come across like a frustrated man. You are one of those Sierra Leoneans who have failed here, with a nursing home CNA job making $7.00 an hour. Get a life man and keep working as time is not on your side. I am a very happy man and therefore can go across party lines and lend a helping hand when I can in the national interest.

I am sorry if you are unhappy, but life is not always fair. Keep trying.


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: OBSERVER
To: All
Date Posted: 23:15:21 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-12-16.washdc.dsl-w.verizon.net at 71.178.12.16

Message:
YOUR POSTING IS A MANIFESTATION OF HOW SHALLOW MINDED AND "CHEAP TALK" YOU ARE.WHY ARE YOU ASSUMING THAT I AM A NURSE OR WORKING IN A NURSING HOME.

YOU ARE NOTHING BOTH A VAIN AND EXHIBITIONIST WITH NO REAL VALUE IN LIFE.I AM NOT GOING TO REDUCE MYSELF TO YOUR STATE OF CHIDISH MENTALITY OF "I HAVE AND YOU HAVE NOT"

ANYTHING YOU SUPPORT FAILS,YOU ARE ONE OF THE FACTORS THAT WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR SLPP'S FAILURE,SO STAY WITH IT IN YOUR DOMAIN OF CHAOS.

YOU HAVE CHEAP AND CHILDISH MENTALITY.......YOU KNOW WHAT, THE SUCESSES OF APC WILL TRIGGER HEART ATTACK IN YOU. FAILURE,"BELLAH,BELMAN AND LIEMAN".WE NOR GO ENCOURAGE U. U NAR KONGOSAH,U WAN FOR BEGIN FOR KONGOSAH SLPP TO APC.OLD PAPER YOUNG BOY.SHAME ON YOU.


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: Mannaski
To: All
Date Posted: 23:58:29 03/01/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: c-76-21-241-92.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.21.241.92

Message:
This is symptomatic of the frustration I am talking about. Immediately you see some confident, self assured individual trying to help in solving a national problem, you look in the mirror of your self doubt and low self esteem and think that they are looking to curry favor within your party. Man some of us are potential leadership material in the SLPP. I am just sharing real leadership ideas with your party that is lacking in solutions and ideas on the problems confronting our country. It is nationalistic to do so. If Ernest Koroma does not listen, that's up to him. 2012 is around the corner. If he listens and does the right thing for the country, then some of us will be mute in the 2012 election and convince our people with tangible evidence if there ara any to get him a second term, as we are as comfortable here in America as cucumber. Frustrated people like you need to lay belly to power for political benefit. We do not have to do that as we can get the power if we want to. So go help your frustrated self and leave the forum to serious people who care about Sierra Leone to talk.


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: OBSERVER
To: All
Date Posted: 00:32:28 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-12-16.washdc.dsl-w.verizon.net at 71.178.12.16

Message:
YOU ARE SO CHEAP AND IMMATURE.GO AHEAD AND POST YOUR TAX RETURN FOR LAST YEAR AND EMBARASSED YOURSELF.


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: KPONIEGBOU
To: All
Date Posted: 05:59:38 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: kponiegbou@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MANNASKI, DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME ON THAT IDIOT CALLING HIMSELF OBSERVER. DOES'NT EVEN KNOW HIS TENSES


Subject: Re: President Koroma, Work Now and Avoid A Kenya In SL
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 00:39:42 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
John Mannah (Mannaski), you are leadership matirial? Dont make me piss in my trosis. You are a rebel supporter who want to overthrow Apc voilently. Guess what? IT WONT HAPPEN! We will resist yous cheap halfback patty.Go to hell and wash yous penda.
Ban SLPP Now! You will never smell power again until you respects democracy. God go ponish the undemocrats of Slpp.


Subject: CUT OFF THE SLPP/APC CRAP
From: Anthony Sisay - The Main Man
To: All
Date Posted: 18:56:08 03/01/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: pcd623127.netvigator.com at 218.102.155.127

Message:
Its several months now after the election and people are still talking about SLPP/APC. I say it is time to cut the crap. Instead focus on how you in your own little way can help the country to go forward.

We need proper housing and a president that can put an end to the medieval pit latrines that are still shamelessly scattered all over the capital city and occasionally or rather frequently swallow our babies.

We need factories that can produce toiletries so that when I go to the toilet I don't have to end up using cardboard or if I happen to be in the bush I don’t have to use the bark of a tree. Or our women will not have to use old and dirty pieces of cloths to stuff themselves in their monthly dilemma.

Right now we need a leader who can pay attention to even the little things.

You can help by giving our current leader some of these invaluable tips that can help push our country forward.

Remember, our country is 100 to 200 years behind; so we are all obliged to help who ever that is in power to bring the country out of the chronic civilization.


Subject: Re: CUT OFF THE SLPP/APC CRAP
From: awoko
To: All
Date Posted: 22:06:03 03/01/08 ()
Email Address: abu@AOL.COM
Entered From: pool-72-83-233-126.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 72.83.233.126

Message:
MY BROTHER WERE HAVE YOU BEEN? SINCE THE LAST TIME WE BANG HEADS YOU JUST DISAPPEARED, ARE YOU OKAY?. BRA NA TRU YOU TOK. WE MAN DEM LEK WUNA, WAY DEA NAR DE MIDUL..


Subject: Re: CUT OFF THE SLPP/APC CRAP
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 08:10:07 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n220246142028.netvigator.com at 220.246.142.28

Message:
Awoko,
Thanks for the compliment. I was waiting for the Cocorioko Website to settle down. And I hope this time it is back for good.
Anthony


Subject: Re: CUT OFF THE SLPP/APC CRAP
From: O'toole
To: All
Date Posted: 08:25:03 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: otoolekargbo@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-65-186-220-54.insight.res.rr.com at 65.186.220.54

Message:
Welcome bra A S This website dont need to settle down its good to know what people are thinking. Remember the past war the rest of sa/leone was sleeping this time around we are all up & ready. If then shake we go smnrtuy.ga tdvttryyn


Subject: Re: CUT OFF THE SLPP/APC CRAP
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 19:13:41 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.144.71

Message:
Hi Anthony Sisay, welcome back you disppeared for sometime now, its good to have you back. Your take is a good way of re-emerging back to this forum, I fully support your suggestion. Take care bro.


Subject: Re: CUT OFF THE SLPP/APC CRAP
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 08:06:13 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n220246142028.netvigator.com at 220.246.142.28

Message:
Eddie,
Thanks for the compliment. We are all Sierra Leoneans but I don't see why people think that being an SLPP is like putting you in a complete zone from the APC supporters. This virtual, abstract, Physical or hypothetical barrier must not exist amongst civilized Sierra Leoneans. So, after any election, who ever wins, wins and all the rest of us must support that person to be a successful leader. Anything else is counter productive.
Anthony.


Subject: Re: CUT OFF THE SLPP/APC CRAP
From: Nar Me
To: All
Date Posted: 08:28:16 03/02/08 ()
Email Address: thenewsletter@hotmail.com
Entered From: amontsouris-152-1-79-16.w83-202.abo.wanadoo.fr at 83.202.109.16

Message:
Well Said My brother.


Subject: CUT OF THE SLPP/APC CRAP
From: Anthony Sisay-The main Man
To: All
Date Posted: 18:52:59 03/01/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: pcd623127.netvigator.com at 218.102.155.127

Message:
Its several months now after the election and people are still talking about SLPP/APC. I say it is time to cut the crap. Instead focus on how you in your own little way can help the country to go forward.

We need proper housing and a president that can put an end to the medieval pit latrines that are still shamelessly scattered all over the capital city and occasionally or rather frequently swallow our babies.

We need factories that can produce toiletries so that when I go to the toilet I don't have to end up using cardboard or if I happen to be in the bush I don’t have to use the bark of a tree. Or our women will not have to use old and dirty pieces of cloths to stuff themselves in their monthly dilemma.

Right now we need a leader who can pay attention to even the little things.

You can help by giving our current leader some of these invaluable tips that can help push our country forward.

Remember, our country is 100 to 200 years behind; so we are all obliged to help who ever that is in power to bring the country out of the chronic civilization.


Subject: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 17:51:58 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.144.71

Message:
I would like to thank all those who contributed to this important issue especially John Leigh. I've also decided to bring the issue back to life, so I'm asking everyone to please give their input on this.

CROP CULTIVATION

It is a form of agriculture in which only enough crops are produced to meet the requirements of the family. In good years, there may be a surplus to sell and put aside for hard times. Subsistence farmers primarily rarely use fertilizers and the sizes of their farms are very small. The whole farming system is based on human labor and draft animals. The key implements are the hoe and cutlass (matchette). Type of crops grown depends upon the climate and environment. Whereas Africans in the forest belt grow root crops like yams and cassava; plantains, oil palm; their counterparts in the savanna grow millets, sorghum etc. Maize, cassava (manioc), peanuts, beans, sweet potatoes introduced to Africa by the Portuguese, possibly from Brazil. There are 4 main agrarian areas: a) Forest cultivators who adopt either Shifting Cultivation or Land Rotation as a method of farming, b) Savanna cultivators and Oasis cultivators who use irrigation extensively.

ROTATIONAL BUSH FALLOW SYSTEM:

In this farming system, local groups clear small portions of land by slashing the vegetation and burning the debris after leaving it to dry in the sun. As a result, shifting cultivation is sometimes known as Slash-and-Burn Agriculture. Crops are then cultivated on the plot of land for a certain number of years and when production declines (in the third or fourth year), the plot of land is abandoned and new farms are created in a similar manner. People who practice bush fallow system of cultivation live in small rural villages. In the past, the farmers used to rotate with their settlements and belongings. They moved all settlements occasionally to settle near the new farms. This system was called Shifting cultivation.

With rapid increases in population, the size of plots reduces and the number of years a cultivated land may lie fallow to regain its fertility is shortened.

PLANTATION AGRICULTURE: A form of industrialized agriculture found primarily in tropical rainforest regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a permanent agriculture in which cash crops introduced by the Colonialists (such as banana, coffee, tea and cocoa) are cultivated and harvested for sale. This farming receives the most attention from African governments because of the exports it generates.

Characteristics of Traditional Agricultural Systems.

Traditional farmers in developing countries today grow about 20% of the world's food on about 75% of its cultivated land. INTER-PLANTING which is the simultaneous cultivation of several crops on the same crop of land is common. Some inter-planting strategies practiced in by farmers include the following:

Ÿ POLYVARIETAL FARMING: a plot of land is planted with several varieties of the same crop.

Ÿ Intercropping: two or more different crops are simultaneously planted on the same crop of land. (Merits include- pest control, self sufficiency, full use of fertilizers and nutrients). For example a carbohydrate rich grain that uses soil nitrogen may be planted alongside a protein-rich legume that puts the nutrients back.

Ÿ Agroforestry or Alley Cropping: crops and trees are planted together. For example, a grain or legume can be planted around fruit-bearing orchard trees or in rows between fast-growing trees that can be used for fuelwood.

Ÿ Polyculture: A more complex form of intercropping in which many different plants maturing at various times are planted together. If cultivated properly, such farms can provide food, fuel, and fertilizers and also meet other food needs of farmers.

Ÿ Merits of the Poly-culture type of Farming are:

Ÿ Root systems at different depths in the soil capture nutrients and moisture efficiently and minimize the need for fertilizer and irrigation.

Ÿ Year round plant coverage also protects the soil from weeds, and erosion.

Ÿ The mixed cropping is a check on insects that may feed on one crop and leave the others.

Ÿ Crop diversity is also an insurance against bad weather.

Ÿ Recent ecological research on crop yields of 14 ecosystems found that on the average, polyculture (with four or five crops) produces higher yields per unit of area than high-input monoculture.


Colonial Effects on Indigenous Food Production Systems

Colonial rule brought significant changes to traditional agriculture in Africa.

1. Introduction of new crops such as pineapple, corn and also cash crops

2. Large portions of fertile land were appropriated and reserved for European farms and plantations in Zimbabwe, Kenya and other parts of Africa.

3. Reserved Forests and Game reserves were created with often serious implications for farmers and pastorialists.

4. Cash crops were promoted as a means of involving Africans in the International trade and ensuring supply of tropical products for European Industry. Some of the crops include cotton, cocoa, coffee, peanuts oil palm etc. (See Page 163 for maps)

5. Cash cropping supplanted food crop cultivation and necessitated the Importation of food from European countries.

Attempts to Restructure African Agriculture

1. State Farms – Ghana, Mozambique, Angola and Ethiopia

2. Planned Resettlement Schemes – Kenya, Tanzania

3. Irrigation schemes – Mali, Nigeria, Ghana etc

4. Large scale capitalist Agriculture - Cote’d Ivoire, Botswana

THE FOOD CRISIS IN AFRICA

Food Aid:

Many African countries cannot or do not grow enough food and cannot also afford to import grains from abroad so in times of disasters such as famines, the US and other advanced nations have rallied to provide food aid. Today about 8000 million people or 15% of the world’s population get less than 2000 calories per day. By the mid-1980’s food aid were exceeding 10 million tons of grains annually. US has been the greatest contributor and African countries have been the largest recipients. Whereas emergency food aid in times of disasters may be welcome, long-term aid may be less desirable.

Impacts of Food Aid on Recipient Nations:

a) Free or low low-cost food can drive down food prices in the recipient nations

b) Food aid quickly becomes an essential part of the national food supply hence denying the countries of local self-sufficiency

c) There are also problems of ensuring that the food is distributed to those in greatest need who often live in remote rural areas than in the urban areas where the politician live.

d) Food aid may be offered for political support

e) It is often an attempt to get rid of surpluses that accumulate in developed countries.


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: Nope
To: All
Date Posted: 18:00:43 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-69-204-133-167.nycap.res.rr.com at 69.204.133.167

Message:
We wan eat. Wetin happin to dee 2,000 bag res wae Ghaddafi gee? Only 400 got to Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 18:13:27 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
HEHEHEHEHEHE

It was only a fw months ago that all this was directed at the SLPP..

No one cried foul..

I am starting to believe tha the SLPP is a much much more mature party..

More delocratic and more principled...

400 bags only..??

Shabe to dem haja...?


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: Tupit clown
To: All
Date Posted: 18:13:09 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.144.71

Message:
Me man, you nar pikin bud wae? you ge for fus befo you eat ya. sorry o' for being lazy ya.


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: Pikin Bud
To: All
Date Posted: 19:11:07 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-69-204-133-167.nycap.res.rr.com at 69.204.133.167

Message:
We wan eat...oona bin sae res go sell for 20,000 leones but now na 120,000 leones. 2000 bag res turn to 400 bag res...we wan eat


Subject: Solution, post under your real name and I will debate you
From: John Mannah
To: All
Date Posted: 17:13:37 03/01/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: mckeldin-317.umd.edu at 129.2.17.61

Message:
Mr. Solution, Post under your real name and then I will debate you on the issues. Some of you are the type of people causing trouble for our dear country because you have nothing to offer under the rubric of intellectual discourse. I am a free born and gutsy guy who fear no soul man, and thus the will, acumen and mental acuity to use my own name to post on Cocorioko and take full responsibility for whatever I post. Just do that and then I will engage you on the issues, not personal abuse and rudeness.

You are some of the people doing a disservice to president Koroma by your sycophancy and lay bellish for personal aggrandisement. I do not need anything from the APC, and have no reason not to tell president Koroma the truth as it is unfolding on the ground in S/Leone. I am however giving him the benefit of the doubt for now until the one year moritorium I have decided to give him expires. Boy after that, if the APC does not change her ways, and start moving our country towards the right direction, then one owes it to the S/Leone people and the people of the Tongo Fields whose diamonds are being utilized now to run this government to make sure we get adequate returns on our contribution to the gross domestic product of S/Leone.

President Koroma owe it to the people of Sierra Leone to do a good job now so that his chances of being reelected come 2012 improves or guaranteed. This will help avoid the type of situation we are seeing in Kenya today because fairly or unfairly, a sitting president always thinks that he or she should be returned to office after their term expires. Do the job president Koroma, and you will be returned to office come 2012. If you do not do a good job however, and the country deteriorates come 2012, you will have nobody to blame but yourself when you will not be reelected.

I am one of the people who was very hard on president Koroma during the election, but have garnered a lot of respect for the gentleman after the elections because I know how hard it is to win an election in Africa, not to talk about defeating an opposition party. The ball is now however in president Koroma's court to implement policies that will move the country forward. The lies people like you are telling him that it is okay to manipulate the people and intimidate them, and such tactics can pass the mussle of good governance is dangerous and will not work anymore in S/Leone. If you guys continue to fool him like this, before long, everybody will be the enemy of president Koroma, and at the end of the day, those who will suffer after he would be thrown out of power will be his poor family. Does J. S. Momoh ring a bell to you. He was a good man, but manipulated by sychophants like you. This is not about me. I need nothing from the Koroma government, because I am doing very well here as well as when I was in S/leone.

You guys will leave no stone unturned but to see a decent, hardworking and formidable Sylvia Blyden destroyed. Do you know how many people Sylvia has under her employ? Do you know her contribution to the GDP of S/leone? NO, all you see is the negative side of things and not the truth. If president Koroma things he is a demi-god after just six months in office and thus should not be criticized for the wrongs of his surbordinates, then he has a long summer awaiting him.
Post under your name man, then I will engage you. People like you are the tribalists on this forum faking like you are mende to give mende people bad rap. Election time will certainly come man, and thus it will do your government good to join president Koroma and work hard for the people who voted for him. Absent that, he will be a foot note in the history books of S/Leonean politics


Subject: Re: Solution, post under your real name and I will debate you
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 22:51:20 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
John Mannah, you tribalistic donkey! You are some of the fululus whose have destroyed Sierra Leone. You are a Mende? Plese dont soil our tribe with your smell foot politics. Solution is my real name and i has been reading your donkeylitrate views and caveman politics on many forums all over yfe intanet. Didnt you solicit fonds and dollars from SLPP central to establish the new people ragga paper? Yes or not? Does you not complain that slpp was loosing power becaus they left the mende fat lady on the dance floor for other tribes? Yous a tribal nincompoopit and it shows in your terible bab. Whose your barba? Your real name is John Mannah? Prove it. show me DNA evedence. If u get sense to talk yous can talk as John Mannh or John Bull for all i gice a damn.
I tell you once more tem: The problems in the contri is not due to Ernest, the problem is that you Tribalism rebels in the SLpp have hijaked democratcy.
I am not mende becos i call your Bullsit? I can only tell yous that I love my contry more than I love mu tribe, unlike you Mr Mannah Bicycle style haircut.
I hope the president locks up Sylvia Ninja rebel.


Subject: Re: Solution, post under your real name and I will debate you
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 17:20:06 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
John ;

Do not waste your time with an APC pretending to be PMDC and Mende. APC cannot accept democracy , they cant accept different opinions due to the gbose gbose culture that pervades the party.

They had the goodwill of the people and blew it with their incompetence and lack of experience .


Subject: Re: Solution, post under your real name and I will debate you
From: John Mannah
To: All
Date Posted: 18:10:49 03/01/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: mckeldin-317.umd.edu at 129.2.17.61

Message:
Kamara,

You have it on the money man. You cannot be more correct. Pretty soon there will not be enough people to blame for the incompetence of some of their stakeholders. President Koroma can still turn this around, by being honest and accepting genuine criticism. You mean well for S/Leone and do not be afraid to surround yourself with competent people who will deliver for your government and eventually the S/leonean people.

Kamara, president Koroma is our S/Leone brother man, if we were able to accomodate former president Kabbah and voted for him in his two terms in power, in the highest office in our country, we should be able to accomodate president Koroma and help him government, so as to have the same chance we gave Kabbah. So president Koroma, do not listen to these people weeping up all these tribal sentiments.

The mende people are a very decent people, they just like justice and fairplay. Recruite some young and credible guys into the fold of the APC with serious academic qualifications (not me, as I am okay here in the US), they will take you to their people and sell you formidably. You were voted into office to bring change sir, and change you must bring to the people. Follow the footsteps of Siaka Stevens in this regard. He was able to win the confidence of the mende people by appointing credible people into government from all parts of the country. Stay away from damaged politicians like Musa Tarawalli. This is what Sylvia is trying to say to you. She may have gone overboard, by displaying your picture the way she did, but she means no harm. She is a business woman who is working very hard for the betterment of the country. Sometimes those who have the guts to oppose you are your best weapons in politics. I am saying this out of love for our country, and if you do these things, you will be a very good president for the country.


Subject: Re: Solution, post under your real name and I will debate you
From: OBSERVER
To: All
Date Posted: 21:29:28 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-12-16.washdc.dsl-w.verizon.net at 71.178.12.16

Message:
JOHN MANNAH WRITES......"Recruite some young and credible guys into the fold of the APC with serious academic qualifications (not me, as I am okay here in the US), they will take you to their people and sell you formidably".

UNTIL YOU GUYS AMIT THAT YOU FAILED THE PEOPLE OF SIERRA LEONE MISERABLY, BEFORE EVER SIERRA LEONE AND THE REST OF THE WORLD WILL TAKE YOU SERIOUS.

NOW YOU SHOULD FOCUS ON FINDING A LEADER OF YOUR INCOMPETENT PARTY THAT IS WORTHLESS,RATHER THAN WASTING YOUR TIME CRYING DOWN THE GOOD WORKS OF THE GREAT PRESIDENT KOROMA AND THE SUCESSES OF APC.

SHAME ON YOU GUYS FOR THE FACT THAT YOU CAN'T EVEN KEEP OUR CITY CLEAN....NOT TO TALK ABOUT GIVING US LIGHT.

WHY DIDN'T YOUR PARTY USED YOUR SO-CALLED COMPETENCE.... TO GET RID OF HIS:http://www.panoramio.com/photo/733283


Subject: Re: Solution, post under your real name and I will debate you
From: Mannaski
To: All
Date Posted: 22:22:22 03/01/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: c-76-21-241-92.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.21.241.92

Message:
You appear very unhappy man, get some therapy, if you have health insurance. A good insurance policy will cover it.

Life is tough on you in America. Sorry not my fault. Keep trying, as even president Koroma cannot help you


Subject: Re: Solution, post under your real name and I will debate you
From: Good JOB
To: All
Date Posted: 18:27:36 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h209.189.213.151.ip.alltel.net at 151.213.189.209

Message:
Man you said it well, this is what the die-hard/well meaning APC supporters should be telling their president, but I guess they are losing focus. Maybe they are overwhelm. Who kwons!


Subject: SLPP NASTY SRATEGY OF "ALL FRONTAL ATTACKS"
From: OBSERVER
To: All
Date Posted: 15:04:13 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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SLPP IS ATTACKING APC AT ALL FRONTS.THEY HAVE DEPLOYED THEIR SUPPORTERS AND ALLIES AT ALL LEVEL TO LAUNCH MULTIPLE ATTACKS AT ALL FRONTS.

SLPP INTERNATIONAL FRONTAL ATTACKS- BATTLE GROUP COMMANDER IS SYLVIA BLYDEN.

SECOND IN COMMAND: EDITOR NEW PEOPLE NEWSPAPER.

MISSION:CODE NAME OPERATION "CUT OFF ALL INTERNATIONAL LOANS AND DONOR AID".

PHASE 1: CRYING DOWN OF ALL ACHIEVEMENT MADE BY THE APC GOVT. E.G NEVER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT FREETOWN IS CLEAN AND THAT ELECTRICITY IS BETTER TODAY IN S/L

PHASE 2A: TO UNDERMINE AND DISCREDIT PRESIDENT KOROMA TO THE POINT THAT APC MIGHT REACT BY BEATING HER UP OR CAUSING HER BODYLY HARM, WHICH MIGHT EVENTUALLY LEAD TO APC LOSING ITS INTERNATIONAL CREDIBILITY AS A GOVERNMENT THAT RESPECT HUMAN RIGHT.

PHASE 2B: WRITE STORIES ABOUT THE ARMY THAT WILL MAKE APC LOOKS BAD TO THE ARMY E.G RECENT PUBLICATION ABOUT 2500 SOLDIERS IN THE SLPP MOUTH PIECE.
RESULT:APC LOOSE CREDIBILITY AND BLACK LISTED FOR HUMAN RIGHT VIOLATION.

PHASE 2C : UNDERMINE NATIONAL SECURITY BY CONTINEOUSLY ACCUSING APC OF NORTHERNISATION OF THE COUNTRY....END RESULT- SEE PLACES LIKE BO TOWN HAVING OPEN CONFLICT WITH APC SOUTHERN RESIDENCE MINISTER


Subject: Re: SLPP NASTY SRATEGY OF "ALL FRONTAL ATTACKS"
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 16:52:44 03/01/08 ()
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You have not seen anything yet. These are individual people writing about their frustration with APC. APC had so much goodwill from the people. You have blown it away with your incompetence.

SLPP does not have to do anything, APC will implode.your thugs will turn the people against you.

Slyvia has not done anything different from any other jornalists in any other democracy. Disrespectful it is, but Ernest koroma is a public servant not a king or God to be worshiped. He was elected to improve the lives of sieera Leoneans. If he does do that , he will be insulted amd blamed.


Subject: Re: SLPP NASTY SRATEGY OF "ALL FRONTAL ATTACKS"
From: OSERVER
To: All
Date Posted: 20:58:00 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
YOU HAVE COAT OF TOO MANY COLORS,AS RIGHTLY POINTED OUT BY ONE OF THE FORUMITES,YOU ARE SO SLPP DRUNK TO THE POINT THAT YOU WILL ONLY PLAY NATIONALISM CARD, WHEN YOU WANT TO USE IT IN THE INTEREST OF THE "FAILED SLPP"

WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR YOU TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT INDEED ELECTRICITY IN S/L TODAY IS FAR BETTER THAN THE WHOLE ELEVEN YEARS YOU WERE IN POWER.TODAY WE HAVE A CLEAN CITY AGAIN

LOOK AT A PICTURE OF FREETOWN DURING YOUR SLPP REIGN.SHAME ON YOU GUYS
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/733283


Subject: Re: SLPP NASTY SRATEGY OF "ALL FRONTAL ATTACKS"
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 00:45:31 03/02/08 ()
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Though Koroma has tried and provided electricity to freetown intermittently the problem is far from been solved. It will take years to solve the problem. i did not expect APC to solve Freetown's electricity in 90 days. As they say in Freetown , NO TO LIGHT WE DAE EAT>

The issues of lawlessness and Freedom are more important than any thing else. In a democracy , people should be free to a say and write what they want without fear of being brutalized by APC Or SLPP thugs. At the same time people and public servants should be free to sue if they are defamed by journalists or anyonelse.

what is so difficult for you APC fanatics to understand.


Subject: Re: SLPP NASTY SRATEGY OF "ALL FRONTAL ATTACKS"
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 16:35:57 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Thers only one solution!

DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY AND ARREST ALL THE REBEL INSORGENT IN THE SLPP WHO HAVE BIN FIGHTING TO IGNITE A REBEL AND A TRIBAL WAR> THE WEST WILL UNDERSTOOD ! THEY WILL RATHER HAVE SDTABILITY THAN CUT HAND AGAIN>
Sylvia mus be dragged in to cort to ansewer for her rebel activity. Her SLpp handkers most be dragged to court. Those who cant live in democracu must be kicked out of civilized Sierra leone.


Subject: The APC Can Now Cruise!
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 14:04:05 03/01/08 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 82.99.234.2

Message:
We all know that, over the years, Sylvia Blyden has enjoyed a remarkable reputation for being fearlessly outspoken. She has managed to display a formidable character with a tremendous zest for survival. Lately though, events seem to have taken a dramatic twist in her manner of reporting. It's becoming increasingly evident that Sylvia is skillfully using her newspaper/press freedom to spearhead an SLPP crusade! And by embarking on a gross manifestation of indiscipline, her actions should now be viewed as subversive. By all indications, Sylvia has now surrounded herself with a clique of similar-minded myopic critics who, sensing a determined APC making in-roads in the traditional strongholds of the SLPP, are now towing the aggressive line! The question is: Is this a wise decision?

A couple of months ago, the babe 'foul the air of professional journalist' with a flimsily statement when, inadvertently, she referred to the SLPP party as a 'Mumu' government for failing to make good out its economic gains in the past elections. That oozing exposë fundamentally showed a seething green snake suppressing frustration over the party's defeat.

The latest publication of EBK as the monster with horns is a step too far in her negative reporting because it's not justified. It's a premature move that has all the potentials of playing into the APC hands. Perhaps, the full magnitude of all this will be evidently seen in the near future. Let's just watch how political events unfold.

Western political pundits usually take a reasonable period of time observing a new government's performance before issuing any judgment or condemnation. The SLPP has accused the new government of systematically targeting SLPP loyalist in the civil service and sending them on a premature leave to retirement. Neutral observers may be willing to follow-up on such stories and try to verify the authenticity behind the claims. On the other hand, there is also the danger in the systematic trend of SLPP-sponsored newspapers squaring up to this by senseless negative reporting, thus undermining the genuine efforts of the new government towards improving the lives and state of well-being of the people. A priority must be identified and sustained! This could present itself as a justified premise for a clampdown! The relative stability that western governments enjoy leaves an unquestionable tag in their "Freedom of Speech", but we can't afford that stability as of now! Therefore, reckless journalism shouldn't go unpunished! There is a thin line between reckless journalism and subversion, particularly where the journalist in question has declared a tendency of biasness against the ruling party.

As things stand, the APC has the right to pursue its agenda of "reforms" without any favour or fear! After all, "reform" is a wide concept that doesn't necessarily have to be legalistic. In SL, is could be understood as "NUTFORM" [Neutralizing the Formidable areas of potential resistance.] No wonder the new government is busy trying to appease the Kamajors, [a tactical move looking at it from the aggressive concept] and cajoling the south [a tactical move looking at it from a democratic concept]. High-powered politics is at stake! Pa Sheki and S. I. Koroma did what they have to do during their era to neutralize the opposition. When they succeeded, the result was a "One Partu" state. In Koroma's era, we are just at the early stages, but the signs are clearly written on the wall. Very soon, the most outspoken members of the SLPP government will soon be approaching their colleagues with some valuable secrets! Thy deals will be done, the APC will reign for years to come!

As far as political maneuvering is concerned, the SLPP has always exhibited a naive and inept tendency towards sustainable leadership – many a times defunct and lethargic; party leaders uncharismatic; incapable of any captivating "summersaults". You can see that from the two elections that preceded the recent one. Maada Bio handed Kabbah the staff on a plate [with the threat that if SLPP fails to win, then the military will stage another coup]. Secondly, the resounding sympathy of achieving peace won them the "woo-teh-teh" votes. What happened after that? The party was waiting for another "Philanthropic God" to rain down marbles from the sky! Devoid of any attractive initiatives, they inevitably lost the elections. Now that the party has come to see the foundation stone being laid for another 15 to 20 years of APC reign, they feel the gross inefficiency of "bookish" politics as opposed to "creative" politics!

And again, the SLPP die-hards tend to be banking so much on current economic hardship of the country to sight the poor performance of the new government, but they fail to understand one thing! The APC has all the right to refer to this hardship as something inherited from the SLPP. [Nothing to write home about, as EBK aptly put it!] When push comes to shove, the APC can always refer to the economy as a 'rotten egg' inheritance – good from the outside, but stinking rotten from the inside! Who will counter the claim! How can they be countered without injecting economic jargons in the explanation!

The timing is just right! The current hardship will only form the benchmark for future comparison after the economy has improved. Like a histogram, the lower levels should be evidently portrayed at the early years of rule, as then rise, and rise and rise just when the elections are approaching. The early days will always bear, undeniably, the reflections of the past regime.

Pathetic, the SLPP is banking almost entirely on the gimmicks of failed journalist. Each and every one of her moves simply peels off one more layer of credibility to expose levels of inner vulnerability.

I think the new government can now cruise and implement whatever policy that conforms with their integrated agenda of reform. Whatever they do, they can just go ahead and do it in good national faith. The SLPP will cry foul anyway!



Subject: Re: The APC Can Now Cruise!
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 16:22:41 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
These horrible SLPP idiots will not rest until they start a tribal war. I am one Mende who will neber bee twisted by SLPP monkees to hate other tribes of my country.
Oh God, please put all undemocrats who cant live in peace in jail and throw the key. If a paty is also try to burn down the Contry, BAN THEM> The West will understand. Treason trial please!


Subject: Re: The APC Can Now Cruise!
From: Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 17:05:30 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Solution/Confusion you are a mende man that writes and speaks like a gbose gbose Temne man. Good luck with your jailing of all the undemocrats. Thanks god Ernest Koroma has enough sense no to take advice from you.


Subject: Re: The APC Can Now Cruise!
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 23:04:58 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I am as mende as you are temne. So whats your problem. whats wrong wit ny writings and speeking? Why are you messing wit the temne peeples? You are so tribalism it is not cool atall. English languge is not what I talk or eat but i will express my condem of you slimeball Slpp hijakers of democrstcy and if u doesnt like it , why, Just bite me in the rump. Tell your parety to stop sabotaging of Pres Koroma, and offer solution insted of paying rarayboys to spray de face of president in Bo or ask schoolkids to lie down before president motorcars.


Subject: Re: The APC Can Now Cruise!
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 18:03:35 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Mr Bias Kamara, what evidence have you got to prove that any Gbose gbose cased in Sierra Leone is by Temne. You're self destructing and confused, you need to take time out of party political debates and join some more serious issues.

Your claim of belonging to SLPP is not authentic rather I see this as an act of revenge attacks on the APC for past grudges. You yourself have confirmed in this forum that you're a Temne,or (a Northerner) but vilifying the Temne tribe with your smear campaign proves you are a hypocrite.

You can be a strong SLPP supporter without having to resort to promoting tribal hatred. Please please try to be civil.


Subject: Re: The APC Can Now Cruise!
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 18:34:40 03/01/08 ()
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One thing Sierra Leoneans need to learn is to self deprecation. do not take yourself too seriously. make fun o f your etthnic gropups I know my Temne relatives well, they are apt to create gbose gbose.

I do not have to prove my SLPP credentials but one thing , I know is that SLPP is way more democratic and tolerant than APC will ever be. Yes I Stated my Northern background tha t is why I am not hesistant to
describe their behaviorial pattern as I see it.

Finally do all Temnes and Northerners have support APC because the majority do. The founding members of SLPP were mainly Temne. Bai Farma tass et al


Subject: Re: The APC Can Now Cruise!
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 19:08:55 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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As usual you failed again to answer my question,here it is again, what evidence do you have to prove that all the Gbose gbose that's taking place in our country is the work of the Temne.

This is the problem with SLPP supporters, you can sometimes make fond of a tribe without inciting violence if its done in the right place and in the right time. We have a very precarious situation at the moment. Before metting out criticisms, sometimes we need to assess the situation first.

What you guys are doing here is not making fond of tribes for the sake of fun but for political points scoring and thats where the problem lies.

Go ahead in the name of FREE SPEECH and bring gbose gbose. if thats what you want to achieve. But be warned that, the people you're trying to bring down (those in government) can flee the country with a blink of an eye if civil unrest break out and who will suffer? innocent people. But you will be responsible.

The above is aimed at showing you that we have a very huge percentage of illiterates and semi-literates who may not be able to interprete what free speech is but only react based on their understanding. So please my brothers and sisters we can still be able to criticise the government without promoting tribal hate as long as the criticisms are objective and constructive.

Our country have seen violence of highest proportion, hence our global position in the UN human development index. What we must do now is to give support to this government its only a few months in power, its easy to dismiss others effort for example, when you watch a football match, you tend to blame the players for not passing the ball correctly but when you're actually in the pitch, thats when you know how difficult it is to pass the ball.

Let us be patient and help to unite our country not divide it.


Subject: Re: The APC Can Now Cruise!
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 01:18:25 03/02/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Eddie not to waste time again,you misinterpreted my original statement , I stated that solution is behaving like a gbose Gbose Temne man not that the GBOSE GBOSE going on in the country currently is caused by Temnes. Please read the original and do not try to portray me as anti TEMne or a self hating Northerner . I speak truth as I see it , be it APC or SLPP in power.

I know APC fanatics are not used to democracy. Wake up Sierra Leone has changed. SLPP was thrown out by the people for perceived failure to deliver. APC needs to deliver the goods and stop blaming SLPP for their current failure. There is lawlessness because the president has nt got the backbone to stop the lawlessness. Do something MR Koroma.


Subject: The SL Government must take uncertainty out of our system
From: John Mannah
To: All
Date Posted: 12:41:10 03/01/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: c-76-21-241-92.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.21.241.92

Message:
Standard operating procedures for all new governments in the world that come to power, use a reasonable amount of time to put their administration together, set an agenda and roll their sleeve by working hard toward achieving such an agenda. This is how stability is created in a political system and thus equilibrium is achieved in the system, as equilibrium in economics does not only mean stability of prices near actual costs but also it means social stability - that is, harmony, felicity, and public order.

This is the reason economists like to use positive economics, a descr1ption of the world as it is, it is value free. Thus the empirical truth by scientists that parallel lines will never meet in geometry that culminated into the formulation of the Pythgoras theorem: the square of the opposite side of a right angle triangle plus the square of the adjacent side, equals the square of the hypothenus.

Corrolary to these natural laws is the need for the Ernest Bai Koroma government to bring certainty into the socio-economic and political system in S/Leone by appointing people he deem fit to serve in his government at one go, so as to allow the society to mean revert and bring some sense of sanity into the system. By continuing to sack people in this haphazard and adhoc manner, and appoin new one's six months into taking power is not healthy for our country. It creates uncertainty both in the short term as well as the long term. Capital as well the people who own it like certainty.So Dr. Koroma, appoint the people you want serve in your administration now and allow the country to move forward. Five years is not a long time, as time for accountability is going to come, and the country is going to hold you accoutable when you apply back for this job.

Get on with the job the S/Leonean people have elected you to do, so that the country can come together as a unit and work towards economic, social and political prosperity.


Subject: Re: The SL Government must take uncertainty out of our system
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 15:58:26 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Jon mannah, you talk good but no one has set the tribal fires more than you eversince you set a joint venture with other tribalists to form the Newpeple propaganda sheet and lie about apc and pres koroma and maku us in the southeast believe that apc has declared war. You are a hipocrite slimeball and a tribalist with an ugly barb.Go get a decent haircut before you talk any more rubbish. After we have put that political tramp sylvia Awareness in jail for sedition, we are coming after rebels like you.


Subject: STAR POWER IS HERE TO STAY
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 12:21:55 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
READ THE OPEN LETTER TO BILL ORIELY. SHE TOLD HIM THE TRUTH HERE DIDNT SHE?


Subject: Re: STAR POWER IS HERE TO STAY
From: aiscandari@aol.com
To: All
Date Posted: 18:50:39 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
send your phone number to aiscadari@aol.com


Subject: Re: STAR POWER IS HERE TO STAY
From: foday mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 13:23:44 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Your Honor, Please give me a call


Subject: EBK/APC Please Publicly Denounce Reckless supporters.
From: Think Clearly
To: All
Date Posted: 11:46:08 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Our President’s Men are busy turning his respectable image as a cultured gentleman upside down. Koroma’s years of cultivating his public image as a strong believer in the values of democracy and respect for human rights might all get to be in vain as Terrorists seemingly sporting the President’s support are roaming freely in black jeeps assaulting elected Mayors and Men of God. Very sad!"

What part this Quote did you'll not understand?


Subject: THE APC PEBBLES IN THEIR SHOES!
From: Think Clearly.
To: All
Date Posted: 14:15:42 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
EBK/APC got hit in the face with the harsh reality yet they are still behaving the same way. They can't or do not want to control/Denounce their Reckless and irresponsible supporters that are Pebbles in your's shoes, but shut their ears to the cries of the people and have paid a high price for it. The Good name of EBK is now an object of scorn.

Forget about the SLPP, do the right thing and they people of SA Leone will be wil be glad you did.


Subject: Re: THE APC PEBBLES IN THEIR SHOES!
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 16:05:44 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
The rite thing for Salone is to declare a stte of emergency, arrest the rebels in the slpp whose incite little kiddies to lie in the streets and protest motorcade of president and all the slimeball worms who wabt to abuse the tribes and fire RPGS on the country. Sylvia Bledena and her SLpp godfathers must go to jail to save the country of sierra leone the sufferation of rebel war. We in Kenema and Bo will never allow SLppjackasses to misuse our tribe again. Idiots! One countrty, is for all tribes/


Subject: APC Government issues warning to Awareness Times
From: Town Crier
To: All
Date Posted: 10:46:11 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Government issues strong warning to Awareness Times

Written by Cocorioko Newspaper Limited
Saturday, 01 March 2008

The government of Sierra Leone has responded at last to what many Sierra Leoneans in the diaspora have been talking about--Pictures in a local pro-SLPP tabloid depicting the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, as a devil with two horns.
A PRESS RELEASE from the Minister of Information and Communications has warned of consequences if the act is not stopped. READ THE FULL RELEASE :

SIERRA LEONE GOVERNMENT

PRESS RELEASE

Defacing the President

The attention of the Ministry of Information and Commu8nication has been drawn to the defaced image of His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma in an article (Who is fooling Ernest Bai Koroma into the de-facing his face own image?) on page 9 of Friday, February 29th 2008 edition of Awareness Times newspaper.

Government through the Ministry of Information and Communication wishes it to be known that while it would do everything possible to uphold press freedom, it would not encourage unethical that would bring into dispute not only the journalist profession but would also tarnished the image of our country.

Defacing a human being or attributing animal characteristic to a human let alone to the Head State is unethical, inhuman and religiously immoral.

In this regard, Government would like to warn the management and editorial staff of Awareness Times and other media practioners to refrain from such acts or face the consequences.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 March 2008 )


Subject: Re: APC Government issues warning to Awareness Times
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 16:11:42 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I am very disapponted with this weak reply from de pressident's minister. Grab that Ninja witch and throw her ass in jail and throw the keys in lumlee beach. That rebel cow has been trying the nations patience too long. She is an enemy of the nation who is determin to bring to life foday sankoh's master plan of distroying the contry by cosing the tribes to fight. May God punish her and her Slpp bosses.


Subject: Re: APC Government issues warning to Awareness Times
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:32:04 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Are The APC Gbose Gbose thugs going to burn down the office Awareness times imitating the acts comitted after the cartons published in Danish papers.


Subject: Re: APC Government issues warning to Awareness Times
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 15:54:33 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.30.39

Message:
O Kama, you never cease to amze me. Why is it that you're two tongued when it comes to SLPP and the reality? You recently denounced unethical journalism, according to you, if journalists cross the line EBK should take them to court because there should be no space for destructive journalism.

Now you are talking like this. I told you in an earlier post that if EBK start to clamp down on rogue journalists, you SLPPers will cry foul, you vehemently denied.

Please clearly state what sort of person you're and what you stand for.


Subject: Re: APC Government issues warning to Awareness Times
From: Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 16:18:15 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Brother Eddie:

I am not contradicting myself . The journalists should be free to write what they want in a democracy without fear of their offices being burnt down. But if they defame EBK ,he should be free to sue them for every thing they own. Then the next time,the journalist will confirm everything before he or she writes.

What is wrong or different from what we discussed earlier.

I am a person with principles that values democracy. I am not sycophant , be it SLPp or APC in power.

If Ernest has a case against Sylvia's paper. let him sue her. Unfortunately, he doesnt. He is a public person , it comes with the territory.

What If he were George bush jnr. Besides , Sylvia was viciously anti SLPP at one time. Did SLPP shut her paper down? It is only a matter of time before joins APC. It will same foolish lek woman politician that will encourage her in the end.


Subject: Re: APC Government issues warning to Awareness Times
From: ethel johnson
To: All
Date Posted: 04:41:19 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: ethel@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-los-ae04.proxy.aol.com at 195.93.21.132

Message:
Sylvia is wanting for one APC alagba to take notice of her but because this is not happening, she has resulted to cheap propaganda. This time even the gbose gbose men don't want to touch her, and she is crying wolf.
owunu lef am per in craise sarfu.


Subject: Re: APC Government issues warning to Awareness Times
From: mamako kona
To: All
Date Posted: 04:52:08 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: mamakokona@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-los-ae04.proxy.aol.com at 195.93.21.132

Message:
This is a lesson for the First Lady to learn from, that Sylvia is somebdy not to trust. This shows exactly what she thinks of your husband our president ..a beast. If your husband is a beast to Sylvia what respect has she for you? Keep off this attention seeking woman.


Subject: Re: APC Government issues warning to Awareness Times
From: ethel johnson
To: All
Date Posted: 04:40:19 03/03/08 ()
Email Address: ethel@yahoo.com
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Message:
Sylvia is wanting for one APC alagba to take notice of her but because this not happening, she has result to cheap propaganda. This time even the gbose gbose men don't want to touch her, and she is crying wolf.
owunu lef am per in craise sarfu.


Subject: Re: APC Government issues warning to Awareness Times
From: true-say-talk-me
To: All
Date Posted: 12:13:34 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
YOU ARE REALLY SLPP DRUNK.SHAME ON YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU ONLY PUT ON THE GARMENT OF NATIONALISM WHEN IT SUIT YOUR SLPP AGENDA.COMMON MAN I BELIEVE IF YOU DEFACE THE PICTURE OF MACDONALD FAST FOOD RESTAURANT, THEY MIGHT TAKE YOU TO COURT.

OUR PRESIDENT IS A HUMAN BEING FOR GOD SAKE,WHO WITHIN A SHORT TIME HAVE GIVEN US LIGHT AND CLEANING UP OUR CITIES. STOP SUPPORTING SOMEBODY LIKE SYLVIA, WHO WAS FODAY SANKOH'S GIRLFRIEND AND RUF SUPPORTER. HAVE YOU FORGOTTON.


Subject: Re: APC Government issues warning to Awareness Times
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 16:36:28 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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How many times do they have to tell you. this has nothing to do with SLPP. SLPP lost they were thrown out by the people. SLPP was viciously criticized by musicians and sylvia, Did SLPp shut down her paper or allow thugs to destroy offices of awareness or music producers.

APC needs to take lessons in democracy, be a less thin skinned and educate the APC Gbose Gbose thugs that Sierra Leone is a democracy. You do not kill somebody because he has a different opinion to you or supports a different party.

in your case Macdonalds is private property, you cannot tresspass on their property. Koroma is a public servant and public person.These things are expected in a democracy. Ask your APC legal luminaries, they will give you an answer.

No need to insult me whilst debating. you do not love Sierra Leone anymore than i do. We are all dismayed by the sr=tate of the country


Subject: Re: APC Government issues warning to Awareness Times
From: Correction
To: All
Date Posted: 12:05:08 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-91-32-112.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 68.91.32.112

Message:
"... it would not encourage unethical that would bring into dispute not only the journalist profession but would also tarnished the image of our country..."

With all respect meant regarding the declaration:

"...it would not encourage unethical that would..."
should read

"...it would not encourage unethical conduct that would..."
"bring into dispute…" should read “bring into disrepute..."

"...would also tarnished..." should read "would tarnish..."

Also:
Defacement (vandalism)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In common usage, to deface something refers to marking or removing the part of an object (especially images, be they on the page, in illustrative art or as a sculpture) designed to hold the viewers attention. Example acts of defacement could include scoring a book cover with a blade, splashing paint over a painting in a gallery, smashing the nose of a sculpted bust. Iconoclasm led to the defacement of many religious artworks.

It therefore sounds more correct to use the phrase: "deface the picture of the president" than "deface the president"

With all due respect and no evil meant.


Subject: Re: APC Government issues warning to Awareness Times
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 16:29:33 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Mr Corection, please dont listen to the rebel insorgents the Slpp has become. They are tribalists who have turned the Southeastinto latrine and now want to use the peple tohate presdent Koroma becus he is from Makeni. It wont work this tem. We are one peoples all togethwer. we will never allow politics of tribe. The rebels of slpp do not belief democracy. Sylvia to jail. SLPP banned to Njailahun to inrelevancy.


Subject: Re: APC Government issues warning to Awareness Times
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 16:42:42 03/01/08 ()
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Message:
In your dream solution , All you know is confusion. Keep up with the time , Sierra Leone is a democracy where people can have different opinions. I know it is difficult for you as you are used to SI Gbose Gbose an unopposed politics.

The sierra leonean electorate will not accept meglomaniacs like you who are unable to accept the truth,


Subject: Re: APC Government issues warning to Awareness Times
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 23:15:04 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Please come over to Kenema and let me shown you how all tribes live togethrer with love and respectfulness without tribal hatedness you are trying to make for the contry in your maggot SLpp.Your neked hate should be in jail. No more will the contry allow that piss of Slpp crap to misuse the mende peeple. no more !


Subject: FOR MODERATOR
From: PEACE
To: All
Date Posted: 10:24:51 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-12-16.washdc.dsl-w.verizon.net at 71.178.12.16

Message:
CAN YOU PLEASE DELETE THE DE-FACED PICTURE OF OUR PRESIDENT POSTED BY AWARENESS TIME. I THINK IT IS WRONG FOR SYLVIA TO BE TURNING THE PICTURE OF THE PRESIDENT UP SIDE DOWN.


Subject: Re: FOR MODERATOR
From: Nar Me
To: All
Date Posted: 14:19:10 03/01/08 ()
Email Address: thenewsletter@hotmail.com
Entered From: amontsouris-152-1-30-192.w82-123.abo.wanadoo.fr at 82.123.96.192

Message:
I agree.


Subject: Re: FOR MODERATOR
From: Free Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 11:02:44 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-69-204-133-167.nycap.res.rr.com at 69.204.133.167

Message:
That is free speech. But what do you know for Kabs-Kanu, free speech is only those that support the failed APC government and Ernest Koroma


Subject: Re: FOR MODERATOR
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 16:15:30 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Shut up you stinking mouth you rebel slpp idiot. Free speech my foots. You and Sylvia deserve to go to jail.


Subject: Sylvis' journalism is reckless and irresponsible
From: Concerned Citizen
To: All
Date Posted: 10:16:51 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 181-65-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.65.181

Message:
Ernest Koroma must stand strongly against Sylvia Blyden's calculated attempt to smear his image and that of his young governmnet. Having got a promise to marry one of the SLPP tribalists, Sylvia is carrying on the plan to create fear that will give a bad image of Sierra Leone.
Sylvia Blyden is all ready to destroy the gopod image of the President. If, this APC government fails to act legally to bring Sylvia into court, it stands a chance to be destroyed maliciously.
This is an affront to the Head of State and it needs to be challenged. Kabbah was never showed in a bad light, as Sylvia has done to EBK even though, Kabbah action led to the death of innocent people and millions of dollars were squandered by the SLPP governmnet.
The APC must muster its literary giants and legal scholars to trap Sylvia's mischief making.
She alligned with theR UF to get wealthy and trapped Kabbah with her marabout spirit to get a national award.
If this sylvia is left to depict our President as an unicorn, then we need to hide our face in shame.
Shame on Sylvia Blyden. i hope the law will hook up with her!!!


Subject: Re: Sylvis' journalism is reckless and irresponsible
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:38:56 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
we did not hear from you when Sylvia attacked SLPp. Some of you in cocorioko worked with her at Ninja.
You know , she is not trained journalist, Why take her seriously.

If koroma has a case. He should sue her. She would not do it again. unfortunately he does not. APC should learn to deal with democracy. Have a thin sskin. How many times has george bush been insulted.


Subject: Re: Sylvis' journalism is reckless and irresponsible
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 16:39:39 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Sylvia never attaked SLPP? Dont make me lauff. She is an Slpp koro! Stop lying kamara. We know all of you insorgents.


Subject: Re: Sylvis' journalism is reckless and irresponsible
From: Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 17:09:30 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Koro or not she has you APC shaking in your boots. I t will be your useless APC politicians that will run to take it when she offers a peice


Subject: Re: Sylvis' journalism is reckless and irresponsible
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 23:41:52 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
She is so brave? Ha! Wait till she starts sharing a bucket as a latrine in Pademba road. See the Ninja jurnalist cry for her pappy/sugadaddy Foday Sankoh.
Off to jail witch.


Subject: Re: Sylvis' journalism is reckless and irresponsible
From: ELLE
To: All
Date Posted: 19:57:26 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.54.30.6

Message:
SHAKING IN THEIR BOOTS FOR TRUE. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A POLITICAL PARTY SO THIN SKINNED.


Subject: New Positions
From: elvisk
To: All
Date Posted: 08:43:26 03/01/08 ()
Email Address: elvisk2004@yahoo.co
Entered From: host-24-225-153-86.patmedia.net at 24.225.153.86

Message:

New Positions. Peninsular is coming up. more position for them is coming shortly.


STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE


IT IS ANNOUNCED FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT THAT IT HAS PLEASED HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT, DR. ERNEST BAI KOROMA, TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING APPOINTMENTS:

HON. JUSTICE EDMUND K. COWAN – OMBUDSMAN

MR. IBRAHIM SORIBA KANU – DIRECTOR, NATIONAL AUTHORISING OFFICE

MRS. DAPHNE OLU-WILLIAMS – CHAIRPERSON, NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY

MRS. BERNADETTE COLE – CHAIRPERSON, INDEPENDENT MEDIA COMMISION

MR. ABU BANGURA – CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR PRIVATIZATION (NCP)

MR. ALI FORNAH – CHAIRMAN, NACSA

MR. SIRAY TIMBO – NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (NATCOM)

MR. SULAIMAN SESAY – CHAIRMAN, SALPOST

MR. TOM KARGBO – CHAIRMAN, SIERRATEL

DIRECTORS, BANK OF SIERRA LEONE
(i) MR. D.F. SHEARS

(ii) DR. SANDI BOCKARIE

(iii) DR. MORIE K. MANYEH

(iv) MRS. MARIAN KAMARA

(v) MR. HAROLD HANCILES

29TH FEBRUARY 2008


Subject: Re: New Positions
From: Same O
To: All
Date Posted: 13:21:19 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-66-108-68-252.nyc.res.rr.com at 66.108.68.252

Message:
If Tom Kargbo happens to be the same person former APC Foreign Minister (Abdul Karim Koroma) accused in his book... of selling Sierra Leone Mission in New York and dishonestly appropriating the money during Momoh's rule...then Earnest Koroma's new APC is starting to look like more of the old Mess!...what a shame!

Leh God sorry for Sa Lone!


Subject: DEMOCRAZY UNDER SLPP WHAT ARE COMPLINING ABOUT?
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 06:28:57 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.220.185

Message:
Democracy or Democrazy?
29 February, 2008

Adeyemi Paul, USA

Are we living in a Democratic or “Democrazy” Republic?

Speaking of democracy, from what I understand, it’s about freedom of speech, where one should be able to express their opinions openly, on whatever, whenever, and wherever.

Previously, with the past Kabbah's administration, quite a few Journalists were sent to prison for voicing their opinions against the government. The government’s action was opposed by the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ), the World Association of Newspapers (WAN), and many more journalistic organizations.

I recall the current President of SLAJ, Mr. Philip Neville (who at the time was Vice President of SLAJ), and the CEO of the For di People Newspaper (FDP) Mr. Paul Kamara, were repeatedly sent to prison for executing their journalistic duties and human rights freedom of speech.

In a civilized society and a democratic republic, one has the right to express their concern in any way and are given the right to do so, publicly, and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that.

Now, with the Johnathan Leigh “buhaha,” I see nothing wrong with what the gentleman’s article was about. He didn’t cuss or disrespect Kemmoh Sesay in anyway but raised concern over issues he felt important to bring to light. Was this something Mr. Leigh should have been dragged to court for, or is Sesay trying to show up to the Sierra Leone people that he has little change or something? This is really astonishing to me!

Is the government trying to act like the previous SLPP government, who repeatedly tried to gag Journalists and citizens of Sierra Leone from expressing their concerns with the threat of spending time in jail? I do not think there is any democracy in such a ridiculous action, from what I can see, this is “democrazy!”

I thought we voted for change in this country? Why are we repeating history? Are we a democratic or “democrazy” republic?

Democracy without freedom of speech is “democrazy.”

Democracy without freedom of expression is “democrazy.”

A democracy that seizes the rights of law abiding citizens of this country is a demonstration of madness.

The peace we struggled for, and finally got, after ten years of brutal fighting, that led to loss of lives, loss of limbs, loss of family, friends, and communities; loss of education, communication, etc., the list is endless … why can’t we deliver a piece of that peace to each and every Sierra Leonean, even the ones yet to be born, so that we can make Sierra Leone a better place today, tomorrow, and forever.

Wasn’t it democracy through freedom of voting that elected the present government in place?

No more “democrazy” in Sierra Leone! Let us allow democracy to prevail.



Subject: Re: DEMOCRAZY UNDER SLPP WHAT ARE COMPLINING ABOUT?
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 06:39:21 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-187-207-114.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.187.207.114

Message:
There is nothing with wrong with a journalist making or writting any statement . They must be prepare to face the consequences if their statements are untrue and defamatory,

Did Paul kamara ever provide concrete evidence that Kabba had a house in Guinea?

if journalists defame or lie , they should be sued and face the judgement just as when unscrupulous lawyers and accountants violate their codes of etthics.


Subject: IS THE SLPP COPYING THE BANGLADESH OPPOSITION MODEL?þ
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 03:44:35 03/01/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-166.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.166

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 OPPOSITION MODEL?þ
From: Sounds More like the APC than the SLPP
To: All
Date Posted: 09:57:13 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: nc-67-232-9-206.dhcp.embarqhsd.net at 67.232.9.206

Message:
"...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..."

"...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..."

Based on these two quotes from your article, I do believe that you MUST be thinking about the APC and not the SLPP.Look in the mirror for a while, and you'd see what I am talking about.


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP COPYING THE BANGLADESH OPPOSITION MODEL?þ
From: Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 04:20:42 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-187-207-114.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.187.207.114

Message:
I am asking if APC is following Putin where they destroy any critics and opposition. Forget about SLPP, they were thrown out by the people. APC stop the blame game. Deliver the goods you promised during the elections. So far , you have failed. Your leader EBK is incompetent. He wants to turn Sierra Leone into the republic of BombaliTonkolilliPortLoko. No way, we will stand for that. no more ekutay cabals.

Bureh clean your house first, forget about SLPP, If not APC will be voted out of extinction and the educated Temne men will run back to SLPp

Bureh i am imploring you to talk to the thuggish elements in APC to stop the gbosegbose and accept democracy. Sierra Leoneans will not tolorate bullying or lawlessness.


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP COPYING THE BANGLADESH OPPOSITION MODEL?þ
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 08:55:18 03/01/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-166.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.166

Message:
Orkama how can a months-old president fail when another president took 11 years to fail bigtime?
If EBK is incompetent then what can say about Kabba who was given eleven years to prove his mettle? Is it right to call Kabba a good-for-nothing or a ragamuffin? With his qualifications and experience, people had expected him to use those eleven years to improve but instead he deproved terribly in the most unprecedented fashion ever in political world history!

Now watch this: During the elections the SLPP campaigned successfully without the minute or insignificant incident in APC strongholds.APC supporters were even welcoming the SLPP candidates.The whole world had expected the SLPP to reciprocate but the reverse happened-violence,intimidation,harrassment,vandalism and you name it.As if it was not enough the WUNDE devil was brought out to make sure that no one holds any meeting in SLPP strongholds.You people are so worse-off that you have politicised the WUNDE society and by so doing you have rendered it meaningless. So now tell me who is thuggish? Who is more barbaric and uncivilised? Who lacks political culture?

Finally mark my words,no matter what will happen, even if EBK fails(GOD FORBID)the true Saloneans will either vote him or any other APC candidate rather than vote in the SLPP.Infact no true Salonean will ever think of voting in a party as tribalistic as the SLPP.We don't want to see the comeback of KONGOBAYS!


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP COPYING THE BANGLADESH OPPOSITION MODEL?þ
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:52:45 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Bureh,my family have been in politics in the north in represent ing both parties APC & SLPP. I can tell you from experience, the TEmnes are the quicker to resort to violence than the southerners and easterners. Compare the outsiders standing elections in the south as compared to those in the Temne land/ MS mustapha , Prince Williams in BO.

Tell me what SI KOROma did to my cousins AB Kamara and Sheku koroma in Port loko in the 1973 or 74 elections.
What did Gazali do in Port Loko, talking about Wunde.

Siera Leoneans do not have the patience to wait 11 years to notice a failure. Six months is too short for long term sucess. but on the simple things like controlling the lawlessnes, Koroma has failed miserably. We cannot expect him to solve the serious issues. The man has no leadership skills or experience. He is a beneficiary of APC cronyism.He was pushed from job to job because of SIaki.
Listen I have nothing against Ernest personally, his sister stayed with my family members when she studied in london. I want to see development in Sierra Leone as I do business there from time to time. We want pogress in Sierra Leone be it from APC or SLPP


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP COPYING THE BANGLADESH OPPOSITION MODEL?þ
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 09:37:38 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Mr Bai Bureh, we arrive from diffrent tribes, regions,and parttys but you and me sure loves our country. Theres no doubt the SLPP maggots have overadopted the banlades model and have sprinkled in the lie thatall mendepeople and all southeasters are anti Koroma becos hes from Temne land and the norteast. What total bullshit. There are many mendes who suffered mighty during the Slpp without even a penny of development. Then they killed Hinga Norman to make way for Berewa. Thats wen I decide to support Pmdc. I live in Kenema and over my dead body will I allowed SLPP tribalismto lie and lie and cos violence against other tribes or against mu country sierra leone. The tribal rebellion the Slpp is praying for will not happen at all, We are ready this time. Sylvia's paper must be shut down and her ugly butt thrown away to jail. Challenge the presdent, challenge the state. Use democracy to strengthen it not to sabotage it.


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP COPYING THE BANGLADESH OPPOSITION MODEL?þ
From: Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:26:55 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
No serious kenema person will talk like you.of course there are mendes who suffered under SLPP. That is they lost. That is democracy. The will of the people. There are many Temnes and Limbas suffering under APC. Pastor conteh et all.

Stop your hypocrisy. Are you looking for job from APC. We need affirmative action for people outside Bombali, Port Loko and Tonkolili.

Sylvia was once viciously anti SLPP . Did Kabba shut it down. Sierra Leone is not CUBA or Russia. Please go Democracy school. The people of Kenema are progessive.


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP COPYING THE BANGLADESH OPPOSITION MODEL?þ
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 16:41:58 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
I cant waite for the gonverment to grab you and your nasty slpp party and put you all in Mafanta, I am sick of yiour tribal slpp party.


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP COPYING THE BANGLADESH OPPOSITION MODEL?þ
From: Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 17:14:04 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
In your dream solution/confusion. They will lock you up before they lock me up. Where is your morally depraved leader of PMDC. Is he making anymore babies or doing his job.

You are the tribalist, you are the one concerned about tribes. The whole nation is tired with the incompetent APC?PMDC.


Subject: The War in Sierra Leone
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 01:54:51 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Mr President,
The guerilla battle that was waged against you by the nasty SLPP that betrayed my family member, Hinga Norman, has now turned into a full-scale war to remove you from power. Please understand that unless you act firmly right now, the undemocratic SLPP, which has no interest in democracy or press freedom, will incite open rebellion against you to remove you from power and turn the country into another killer fields.

1)The SLPP witches and witch men have effectively sabotaged the economy by instructing the importing and distribution networks they formed in their rule to create a 'FAKE SCARCITY' of commodities. They den used this scarcity to blame you.
SOLUTION: Create your own networks of importers, not just at the chiefdom level but aalso at the constituency level using local authorities and bizness peple. Direct access to loans by the banks to these networks for import of basic staples.

2) In the interim,scrounge all available resouurces from the govment to immediately flood the country with staple. Tell Gordon Brown that Democracy canot survive the current economy and hunger. Call Manohan Singh, your Commonwealth buddy, and ask for immediate airlrfting of rice to sustain democracy. Talk to Malaysia, Nigeria, U.S.A, Thailand, Canada..etc.
3)Fan out your ministers to allover the world. Let them get off their duffies and go get the steak for the country from abroad.
4)Press conferences, Speech to the nation about the current difficulties and what you are doing about it.
5) Sylvia Blyden and the other SLPP press has directl challengred the power of the state and your authority.If you let it go at that, youare the laughing stock to be laughed at in music cds and provocations.
SOLUTION: Massage democracy with democracy. But use the jawbone of an ass to strike down theinsurgents and witches who hate democracy and have been sabotaging you from day one. Shut down their papers for incitment and lock them up. If the international countries scream about democracy, use the useless inciters as a bargaining chips. Economic help for press freedom.


Subject: Re: The War in Sierra Leone
From: Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 04:36:20 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-187-207-114.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.187.207.114

Message:
Stop dreaming opportunist. Everything was OK whem your family member was in charge? APC has messed up the country because Ernest Koroma has no experience in running anything he has never been tested, he benefited from APC cronyism.

I know you are well versed in witchcraft but SLPP does not have to resort to that to destroy the economy, APC has done that on its own. Ask Ernest about his murraymen from Bafodia.

If SLPP was undemocratic , they would have rejected the questionable elections results pronounced by an incompetent comissioner and plunged the nation in to chaos. They chose no to. We do not believe in Gbose Gbose like the thugs of APC eventhough some people may have mislabeled hinga Norman's kamajors as thugs.
I guess that is why some of these kamajors have joined APC>


Subject: Re: The War in Sierra Leone
From: Concerned Citizen
To: All
Date Posted: 10:45:18 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 181-65-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.65.181

Message:
The SLPP will never rule Sierra leone in this age. Because it is a party that has a mafia sworn mebership who identifies with only one school and one region.
We have unearthed it and the SLPP will never again rule us. Our people have seen your plan and we know what it means to be a mafia.
Unlike the APC, slpp is a tribal entity that has full devotion to its mafia members.
Kabbah tried to make it open but, the die hard tribalists cursed Kabbah and now telling us that the SLPP is a party for all. Shame on you. As long as we live, we will expose all your plans.
Plans at the secret bush and in your mafia setting. Plans about Sylvia Blyden to destabilise our peaceful land.
This battle to paint the APC as an undemocratic party will not work.
A forumite made a salient point which asks EBK to create his own Importers/exporters team. We need to counter the SLPP diabolical plan to bring down the APC governmnet through incitement.
We will not agree if the international community dictates to us how we should treat those who incite war and violence. If a journalist incite violence, the law must bite him or her.
It is clear that Sylvia Blyden is inciting Sierra leoneans in the South east to take up arms against this our democratic governmnet. Writing in a manner like that shows that Sylvia Blyden and his masters are trying to create chaos. This time, we are ready to deny the anarchists a free ride. We will look for them everywhere to bring them to justice.


Subject: Re: The War in Sierra Leone
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 17:41:06 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Show us the evidence. Did she tell them to take up arms against the govt. Stop fabricating. I do not know while an inexperience female hournalist has the APC so riled up.

Get a thick skin APc


Subject: Re: The War in Sierra Leone
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 09:04:13 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Kamara you and all the useless SLPP unpatriots who hate democracy and is opposed to Presdent koroma BECOS hes from the north need to be very ashamed of yourselves. I am NOT APC. Iam PMDC and i resent it angrily when some slpp iliterates make it look like every mende man must hate all temne men and northerners and must work to distroy this mans presdency which is not even 6 months old! Why do you hate your country so much? 6 months and your witch party is causing problems, hoarding rice and flour and paying school children to lie down on the streets in front of the presidets motorcade! I say declare a state of democratic emergency now and dock some pf you rebels in jail until you get to some commonsense. Witch tribalism party. Salone will never see betteh until the slpp chicken pocks is got rid of. Just becaus slpp has destroyed kailahun does not give you a right to destroy Bo with Slpp tribalism and hatred for other siera leonean people.


Subject: Re: The War in Sierra Leone
From: Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:09:28 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
You seem to know a lot about witchcaft, is that what you and Kamajors practice. Firstly I am not mende . My father is from the North and was an SLPp at a time when the north was APC. So my father being SLPp showed that MENdes cannot hate all non mendes. I go farther that mendes are the most tolerant and accepting tribe in Sierra Leone. In Mende land there are many outsiders , cheifs and are allowed to stand elections and live among the natives.

This is not easily found in the Temne areas in the north . A mende standing election in kasse. mange bureh . Hell no . I do not know what personal problem you have with SLPP,Hinhga Norman was not only one that Kabba illtreated. The party is bigger than anyone individual including the meglomaniac and unstable Charles Margai.

Before you insult me and accuse me of hating Sierra leone .Take a few lesson s in democracy , you need it.


Subject: Re: The War in Sierra Leone
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:34:14 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
In all your rants above...there is only unfounded, malicious and aggravated lies..Talking about opposing the other side but at least it should be warranted and true.

Nothing in recent days has been cause in any shape or form by the SLPP as a party or by its supporters as most of you would want us to believe. Almost all the newspaper articles have been true...IF NOT ALL..

IF THERE IS ANY THAT IS NOT TRUE, forward it to Cocorioko or Shekito for a rebuff..

Nothing Sylvia writes will cause any rebel,slander or seditious behavior by anyone..
and the president should take it in stride just as he was laughing when the album cover for borbor belleh came out and had a picture almost look like berewah's twin...Most here even enjoyed the album. 2 foot arata was another story..ITS ALL SATIRE..

El-Presidente is sylvias president too and has a duty to uphold her rights the same as he would any other trangayace pikin of our country..

The only thing i see is people wants the sylvia's of this world silenced cause they have a voice and a loud one at that..

If anyone should pick a gun or machete in kenema and say they are taking up arms because of this or that...
It should be treated as police effort and if the police are outmanned or gunned.. the Military can lend a hand. Nothing that should be termed tribalism or rebels or genocide.

-------------------------------------
Its not all mendeman hate Ernest and wants to destroy his presidency. You saying that does not help.

SLPP did not hoard rice or instigated a hoarding frenzy. You saying that and knowing its not true DOES NOT HELP.

SLPP did not pay school kids to lie on the lie.
THATS A BLATANT LIE.

Declaring a state of emergency will only scare more people out of salone...THAT WOULD BE COUNTER PRODUCTIVE.

SLPP did not destroy Kailahun. LIE.

SLPP did not start the recent brohaha in BO. BIG BIG LIE.

And definitely do not hate other Sierra Leoneans.

Be reasonable in your comments or you become part of the problem and definitely not part of the "SOLUTION" like your name implies.

KEY WORD HERE IS REASONABLE, not "SOLUTION".

Lets all call spades, spades...


Subject: Re: The War in Sierra Leone
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 09:51:25 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Everything that you called a lie is a bone nar trote truth about the SLPP, those nasty bunch of cowards whose only wants to keep power foever, thats why they are spredding the propaganda lie that we, all mendes, are on fire against APC and a northern presdent. Thts why they are sabotaging the presdent Koroma left, right front and backside. If you think the basty mangy dogs of the SLPP are not keen to sabotag president koroma, then come to Sierra lone and see whats happning right now.
As a Mende from the region that suffered badly from the rebel war of Foday sankoh and Sylvia, I will not sit down idly and allow for us to be hijacked by the same tribalistic antidemocratic bush slpp.
Reasonable my foots, be realistic and smell the bolgor about what slpp is doing.


Subject: Re: The War in Sierra Leone
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 10:55:56 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
Okay...

Give me eveidence...
Give me a link to any of the nasty things you say about the SLPP reported by anyone else other than you...

Just one simple corraboration from a 3rd party..


Subject: Re: The War in Sierra Leone
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 16:34:10 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.30.39

Message:
Here you go Candido.

http://standardtimespress.net/cgi-bin/artman/publish/article_2700.shtml

What would you call this?


Subject: Sylvia GONGOLIE Blyden is being paid and used by SLPP
From: The Nationalist
To: All
Date Posted: 01:22:43 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
When I saw Sylvia Gongolie Blyden putting horns on the picture of Ernest Koroma , I noticed immediately that she is catering to the taste of Sierra Leoneans who love nothing good but only negativity and perversity. Sierra Leoneans know that the photo is in very bad taste , but once they don't like the government that is in power they enjoy seeing these things. But people who have been used before like this must advice Worworliwor that she is not gaining popularity.What she is gaining is notoriety. SLPP,we are told , are the ones paying her and using her to embarass this Ernest Koroma government but Worworliwor will be burned in the final end-game. Politicians are good for using pawns to gain their ends but when the pawns get burned, nobody comes to their rescue. Look at what happened to Hinga Norman. SLPP just used him. When they finished with him, what did they do ? They handed him to the Special court. Worworliwor has this tendency to always be used. The last time it was Foday Sankoh who was using her to promote the RUF through the internet. She always has to be used to destabilize the country. When she was Foday Sankoh's press secretary,SLPP hated her like poison.Today they are the ones applauding her but let us wait and see how this one ends. This woman, by the way, is very ugly.Doesn't she know that ? Why is she trying to make a fine boy like Ernest Koroma look ugly ?When I saw Sylvia for the first time,I did not believe she is the one making all this noise.She looked so ugly and her dress so shabby and ill-fitting. I will not imagine myself loving such an ugly woman. I don't think any man will want her either for any serious purpose. Dorty water dey hort fire but den kind worwor ya, make e pass me. May be it is because of her ugliness that she wants to get attention.


Subject: Re: Sylvia GONGOLIE Blyden is being paid and used by SLPP
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 02:07:11 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
The WITCH OF RAWDON STREET has finally overplayed her hand. She is one of the first to negatively introduce tribalism to try and make we the mendes feel marginalized and threatened by an APC rule. Some of us are tired of been misusused as pawns of the nasty SLPP that left my relative Chief Norman to die in jail. Sylvia thinks Ernest has horns, then let him box her with the horns. Throw her ugly buttocks in jail and investigate her and drag her to the soecial courts for her Ninja support for Foday sankoh during the rebel war, and for her corrupt contracts. Set an egample now now. She really is a determined enemy of the president,country annd the democracy. Arrest the witch and drag her off for her RUF support. Blood for blood.


Subject: Re: Sylvia GONGOLIE Blyden is being paid and used by SLPP
From: A mende man
To: All
Date Posted: 08:04:31 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.12

Message:
You are no Mende Man... you are a first class idiot. Mende people are more intelligent than a fool like you.Dont't use our tribe as an excuse for your stupidity.
If you think what is happening to pur people in Bo right now is all Sylvia's fault then you are not even fit to be a Sierra leonean.Go back to the hole you came from.

Drag Sylvia to Court, for what? In this age of democracy, the world is watching, the UK, the EU the UN and the AU...If you are stupid enough not to know, I can tell you that Ernest Koroma knows that the world is watching, this is not the 70's or 80's.


Subject: Re: Sylvia GONGOLIE Blyden is being paid and used by SLPP
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 08:39:24 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
The same world was looking when the SLPP killed journalists like Yansaneh, Conrad Roy and made Paul Kamara all bones and skeleton. What has this blinking world done about these atrocities ? Have you read Hilton Fyle's book to see the atrocities committed by the SLPP ? What did the world do about them ? Don't scare people with these international organizations. I don't know for other people but as for me , the law is the law . If somebody falls foul of the law, it is not the business of international organizations to dictate to any country. In the same way that nobody goes to their country to dictate to them about how they apply the laws, so they cannot dictate to us in the third world.

All I have to say about this is that nobody is above the law. We have TO OBEY THE LAW. If the government has a strong case of libel against any journalist, no amount of huffing and puffing by the international cxommunity should save that person .

Though press freedom should be the order of the day, we have to know that even President Ernest Koroma is entitled to his good name and his rights and priviledges as a citizen of Sierra Leone.

Also, the government has a duty to protect the nation from acts of sedition that would plunge the country into chaos. If anybody violates the law by committing SEDITIOUS LIBEL , for instance, that person must answer to the law.

Sylvia or the anti-government journalists can write what they want as long as they stay within the bounderies of the law. If they violate the law, the government has a right to take them to court. Neither the UN, nor the U.S or Britain has the right to dictate to us how we enforce our laws. So, stop trying to frighten us with them.



Subject: Re: Sylvia GONGOLIE Blyden is being paid and used by SLPP
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 08:30:16 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
What a flaming idiot. Who died and made you arbiter of Mende DNA cattie, you stupid tribalist baboon? So you think evrybodys has to be a crazed oponent of APC to qualify for Mendedom, you ignorant leper? Your god Sylvia who opioses democracy now and opposes democracy when Fonday Sankoh was killing peoples with her nasty war crimes asca Ninja needs to be sentenced for war crimes. Also for instigasion of tribalism violence and throwing petrol on the tribalism fires, the wicked witch needs to be put in pademba road. i await your nonsense replies, you illeterate, uneducated buffooon buffet. May God punish you for attempting to spread hate against President Ernest because of tribe. We the true Mende people don't think like that. Bush man klike you.


Subject: Does Sierra Leone really need four new community colleges?
From: Keen Observer
To: All
Date Posted: 01:17:40 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.151.197.178

Message:
I am really happy that Sierra leoneans in the diaspora are being more
active in identifying and establishing projects that will assist the country
on her long march down the path of sustainable development.

We should however be wise in the selection of projects and not just
transplant everything we see in the first world to Sierra leone, or else it
will just be a mere waste of resources or duplication of effort.

Let us look at the current proposal to establish four community
colleges in Sierra Leone more thoroughly. On the surface, it may seem
like a good idea. On close analysis however, it will be a mere waste of
valuable assistance and resources.

Sierra leone already has Fourah Bay college, College of Medicine and
Allied health sciences, Freetown Teachers College, Milton Margai
College, Njala University College, Port Loko Teachers college, Makeni
Teachers college, Bo Teachers college, Bunumbu teachers college,
Institute of Public administration and Management, and many other
technical and vocational institutions and schools of nursing all over the
country

Many of these colleges were damaged during the war and are badly in
need of resources. Most items needed both for the education and
accomodation of are scarce. There is also a shortage of qualified
lecturers and other professional staff. Any effort to assist tertiary
education in Sierra leone must therefore be focused on seeing that
these old institutions regain their former glory. They already have the
infrastructure in place. If anything, their curricula could be expanded
instead of building new colleges, when we cannot maintain the current
ones.


Subject: Re: Does Sierra Leone really need four new community colleges?
From: Failures
To: All
Date Posted: 06:30:40 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-69-204-133-167.nycap.res.rr.com at 69.204.133.167

Message:
It is just another case of crooked morons scheming the country


Subject: Re: Does Sierra Leone really need four new community colleges?
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 05:08:30 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.220.185

Message:
I concur, but I think there's one area that deserves to have a college and that is the Kono district. This region is continiously left out by governments.

I hope this time its given the first consideration for tertiary education.


Subject: Re: Does Sierra Leone really need four new community colleges?
From: Mohamed A. Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 12:07:57 03/01/08 ()
Email Address: Saghinosoccerworld@yahoo.com
Entered From: ool-44c6af1f.dyn.optonline.net at 68.198.175.31

Message:
I don't know maybe it is just me, that's not thinking staight. But i am hoping, and must contribute of course, to make sure that in my lifetime, our country will have at least a couple of multi-course community colleges in each district. A revamped primary and secondary school system put in place. Teacher education is well formated, and given teachers the necessary financial incentives and equipment to do their job effectively. With an agreement to take a recertification exam every 3 years, to continue teaching. Coed vocational training centers for electricians, masoners, plumbers, welders, carpenters, air conditioning duct fitters, road pavers, heavy construction machine operators and other building trade opportunities. Targeting the 16-24 year old demographic group. Also bus drivers, train operators and conductors etc., with guaranteed job placement after graduation. New and well equiped branches of the University of Sierra Leone built in the provinces, concentrating on studies in alternative sources of energy. Alternative sources of fuel to operate cars and machinery. Agricultural studies/research to implement efficient farming methods and in turn increase food production. Aviation with the vision of having a sustainable national airline staffed with Sierra Leonean pilots and cabin crew. Electronics/computer science, medicine including funding for research. Law. Military and Naval academies, with proficiency in academic studies, including computer literacy emphasized. Well equiped hospitals (ambulances and paramedics included) with well trained and authentically licensed personnel (including the doctors). Pharmacies (whether state or privately owned),with reasonale priced medications. Well staffed and equiped institutions for the mentally ill. Fire & Sanitation departments with male/female personnel. Public libraries with computers & printers. Decent lowcost houses. Orphanges with monitored 24/7 staff. Homes for individuals with developmental disabilities, having monitored employees to provide care 24/7. Upgraded and new schools, paved roads, an interconnected transit system linking all the districts, including bus and train routes,and docks for marine passenger carriers. Radio & TV stations (one of each broadcasting educational programs). Access to public facilities for handicap individuals. Access to basic necessities, with job creation potential in every district. If we are going to develop as a nation; this time around it MUST BE really inclusive. Knowledge must be spread efficiently to every corner of our homeland, including the currently occupied YENGA.


Subject: Awareness Times and The New People are inviting war
From: Sam Cole
To: All
Date Posted: 23:06:49 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I have not been commenting on my country's problems because I am high-octane positive.I have always believed that things will change for the better. President Ernest Koroma, who is our new President , is trying his best .I am however constrained to voice my concern here about the attitudes of Awareness Times and New People, the SLPP newspapers. The two newspapers are using Rwanda-type open incitement of Southeasterners to push our country to another war. Nothing positive is ever published .I don't believe Ernest Koroma is doing badly so why all this open incitement of citizens that things are rough, the APC is guilty of everything, all appointments are going to Northerners ,etc and etc. Weren't things rough like this under SLPP ? Did we have light and water when Kabbah of SLPP was our President ? Please tell these newspapers to stop inciting our people .We are tired of war.We want no more war.


Subject: Re: Awareness Times and The New People are inviting war
From: Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 05:01:45 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-187-207-114.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.187.207.114

Message:
Did you forget we have democracy. Sierra Leone is not Cuba or Putin's Russia. If APC has isssues with these papers , use the legal channel.I think the rank and file of APC needs a lesson in democracy.

Under SLPP the music industry flourished, most of the lyrics were critical of the govt and SLPP leadership directly. Did Kabba arrest them or send thugs to destroy the offices of music producers? he gave some them awards.

Ernest koroma needs to Tell his APC thugs that the GBose Gbose culture cannot be tolerated in an era of
democracy.
If APC is guilty of blatant Northernization which is unwise after a divisive elections. Why should nt We complain? I am from a northern backround.I think ,this is unwise. If you look at his cabinet, you wind think Sierra Leone consists of Bombali, Tonkolili and Port loko. These areas bring very little to Sierra Leone's revenue as compared to the other districts. We do not need another Ekutay cabal in Sierra Leone.

If you guys are afraid of awareness. I pity.


Subject: Re: Awareness Times and The New People are inviting war
From: Eddie
To: All
Date Posted: 05:51:24 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.220.185

Message:
O Kama, you need to be more objective sometimes, you cannot just oppose without reasoning. If the government decides to take these newspapers to court and find them guilty of incitement (which they're surely guilty of) what will you SLPP guys say? Oh, the APC is supressing FREEDOM OF SPEECH, is that not what you guys want? to have something that will slightly justify your actions.

There's a saying that "HE WHO PLACED THE DIRTY RAG IN THE WATER CANNOT BE BLAMED FOR MUDDLING IT, BUT THE ONE WHO TAKES IT OUT."

The same is true about our fledgling democracy, These so-called newspapers are not seen yet by many who share their desire to plunge the country back in kaos. These Newspapers are owned and run by non- journalists so they're not practicing any ethical journalism. For example the New People newspaper on line was formed out of frustration after they found that their views are not supported on the COCORIOKO FORUM. Few people decided to form their own news outlet to counter the views of their opponents, this news paper has nothing to do with constructive journalism.

While we all crave for open democracy, we must not forget that while some may enjoy reading well articulated inciteful stories from these newspapers about the government, that we're also responsible for orchestrating violence against each other. If any violence break out (God forbbids) those we're fighting to please and to
keep in power have the ability to flee the country instantly while those responsible for inciting violence languishes.

Furthermore, I don't know the criteria in journalism and their obligations are, but I think for every profession, there must be some kind of certification and its about time these area is investigated to prevent those who have no journalistic rights from practising hate journalism.

So I called upon the Independent Media Commission (IMC) to investigate and save the country from hate preaching.


Subject: Re: Awareness Times and The New People are inviting war
From: Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 06:26:41 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-187-207-114.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.187.207.114

Message:
Eddie, of course you take the papers to court and let the courts decide. I agree with you, many of the so called jornalists in sierra leone know nothing about journalist and practice gutter journalists, Many of the stories cannot be substantiated.

someone needs to make an example. If you sue them for defamation and win a settlement . Then the others will think before they write. I am sure there are professional tenets in journalism which most of them do not follow. The issue has nothing to do with SLPP or APC , it is professianalism.

Look APC won the elections because the people threw us SLPP out. SLPP or the papers cannot create chaos in Sierra leone. APC had the goodwill of the people. It has to deliver the goods promised in the elections, if not then there will be chaos in Sierra leone based on the failure of APC to deliver.


The musicians insulted the SLPP Govt in their Lyrics. Did SLPP send thugs to destroy the offices of musicians and music producers. APC has not seen criticisms yet. Wait when the musicians get involved. what are you going to do.


Subject: Re: Awareness Times and The New People are inviting war
From: London observer
To: All
Date Posted: 08:16:08 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.12

Message:
Thanks Kamara...But these people will not understand.Neither Sylvia Blyden's paper not the New people newspapers is responsible for the current troubles in Sierra leone...How could they? they are not attacking people, they are not killing people, they are not causing the meyhem...they are simply reporting what is a simple fact as it happens. Why blame the messangerunless you are guilty. Tell your APC to behave in a peaceful and democratic manner if they want to be taken as a serious responsible democratic government.
Look in the mirror my friends and see the facts before its too late.


Subject: Re: Awareness Times and The New People are inviting war
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 16:13:36 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.30.39

Message:
Londoner, this is a manifestation of you stupidity and arrogance. The events that took place in Denmark were they not the work of media reporting? did all the people involved in causing the mahem present at first hand when the alleged perpetrator did what he did?

You don't don't have to physically take part in trouble making. Was Charles Taylor physically commited the crimes he's now being tried for?

Try and clear up your head as you're currently not in a sound state of mind.


Subject: Re: Awareness Times and The New People are inviting war
From: The Nationalist
To: All
Date Posted: 08:47:55 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
They have to report the truth and they have to do so without trying to incite one tribe or region, and this is where they are failing. Their reports are one-sided, biased and divisive . That is what we are talking about.


Subject: Re: Awareness Times and The New People are inviting war
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 02:13:21 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Democracy doesn't mean rolling over and playing dead in the face of deadly assaults on the office of the presidency. The purpose of this 2 ragtag nasty tabloids is to damage the APC government of president koroma and divide us from the southeast from the restcountry. That will never happen. Sylvia's treason will only be controlled by a vacation in Pademba.


Subject: Re: Awareness Times and The New People are inviting war
From: Democratic Sa lone
To: All
Date Posted: 08:24:13 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.12

Message:
So you think Sylvia should be locked up for reporting what is happening in the Country even though it is all true?
That sound so APC. Unfortunately, you are living in the 70's and 80's because in this modern democratic day and age, democracy , and the rule of law has to be resopected. I am sorry if your APC in not able to apprehend this modern day trend....I advise that you and your violent party start learning fast, because our hard earn Democracy will not be violated so easily without the world knowing about it.


Subject: Re: Awareness Times and The New People are inviting war
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 08:43:10 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
I am not APC but am a patriot. How will you get democracies when you SLPP dividers keeps offering reasons to hate instead of solving problems foe the county Sierra Leone? This woman has declared open war on the presidency and the state. Anywere else in the world, it means prison vacation. I am fed up for tribal fools to think that becoa an am a Mende, I have to OPPOSE every Northerner. I refuse to do that and willfight for the country. The slpp destroyers will not destroy Sierra leone. Never, never, never!


Subject: THE APC HAVE A PEBBLE IN THEIR SHOE. watch out now.
From: AWARENESS TIMES -redirect
To: All
Date Posted: 22:37:24 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h209.189.213.151.ip.alltel.net at 151.213.189.209

Message:
Our President’s Men are busy turning his respectable image as a cultured gentleman upside down. Koroma’s years of cultivating his public image as a strong believer in the values of democracy and respect for human rights might all get to be in vain as Terrorists seemingly sporting the President’s support are roaming freely in black jeeps assaulting elected Mayors and Men of God. Very sad!


Subject: Re: THE APC HAVE A PEBBLE IN THEIR SHOE. watch out now.
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 02:14:44 03/01/08 ()
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Message:
Witch, you are going to jail. that is the real democracy.


Subject: Re: THE APC HAVE A PEBBLE IN THEIR SHOE. watch out now.
From: AWARENESS TIMES-redirect
To: All
Date Posted: 22:53:34 02/29/08 ()
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Message:
Musa Tarawallie’s actions in Bo paint Koroma as a two-horned dictatorial devil. It now seems that Ernest Koroma is our own Mobutu Sese Seko whose picture should not be defaced. Where in the law books is it such a "very serious crime" to de-face the President’s photo like Bo Police Chief F.U.K. Dabo is now saying? Democracy and our Freedom have gone to the dogs so soon?


Subject: Re: THE APC HAVE A PEBBLE IN THEIR SHOE. watch out now.
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 02:20:09 03/01/08 ()
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Message:
Get ready for the slammer, Sylvia nasty...and we are looking also at your SLPP bosses. since you cannot live under democracy, we will put you in a tight corner, jail that is. What happened? You had such glorious pics of Foday Sankoh during your Ninja days, you insufferable hypocrite1


Subject: Re: THE APC HAVE A PEBBLE IN THEIR SHOE. watch out now.
From: The Nationalist
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Date Posted: 22:50:47 02/29/08 ()
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Message:
So when you people bash Cocorioko, aren't you being hypocritical ? Can't you see that Sylvia Blyden is trying hard to destabilize Ernest Koroma and plunge the country back into war ? When you publish such pictures of your President for the international world to see, your aim is to destroy donor confidence ,create hardship and make the people rebel. SHAME ON AWARENESS TIMES editor for always destabilizing Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: THE APC HAVE A PEBBLE IN THEIR SHOE. watch out now.
From: ARE YOU DUMB?
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Date Posted: 22:59:44 02/29/08 ()
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So what do you think the president should do about his own thugs who are causing the instability by attacking and vandalising offices and beating up political opponents? It is like asking the rape victim why she let herself be screwed and turning around to the world and telling the world that we have no rapist here.


Subject: Picture of the day
From: Bai Bai Sesay
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Date Posted: 21:56:55 02/29/08 ()
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Message:
http://news.sl/drwebsite/publish/article_20057832.shtml


Subject: IS THIS TRUE?
From: Jackal
To: All
Date Posted: 20:33:41 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: epa@gmail.com
Entered From: adsl-68-74-123-66.dsl.emhril.ameritech.net at 68.74.123.66

Message:
Just two days ago, unruly students actually blocked the Presidential Convoy along Siaka Stevens Street (between Wellington Street and Waterloo Street) by laying on the ground as the speeding convoy approached taking the President home thus forcing the convoy to a complete stop. They were various students who were coming from the ongoing annual Inter-secondary School Sports Meeting. They all laid on the ground in front of the Presidential Convoy, holding their stomachs and shouting "We Want Eat!".


Subject: Re: IS THIS TRUE?
From: Hyena
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Date Posted: 21:26:00 02/29/08 ()
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Message:
Jackal, nar u rebel hyena dem so!


Subject: Re: IS THIS TRUE?
From: Jackal
To: All
Date Posted: 21:31:06 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: epa@gmail.com
Entered From: adsl-68-74-123-66.dsl.emhril.ameritech.net at 68.74.123.66

Message:
me en rebel nor fambul...na pa Kabba den for don go ask


Subject: Re: IS THIS TRUE?
From: Hyena
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Date Posted: 21:34:34 02/29/08 ()
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Message:
Sorry bra. Ar forget say U nar one of de real patriots nar dis forum. Nuff respect boss.


Subject: Re: IS THIS TRUE?
From: Info
To: All
Date Posted: 21:01:02 02/29/08 ()
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Message:
All those srudents were unpatriotic and rebels.


Subject: IS COCORIOKO PROMOTING TRIBALISM AND THE NEXT ROUND OF WAR
From: Washington Insider
To: All
Date Posted: 18:36:08 02/29/08 ()
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Entered From: pool-71-126-139-157.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.126.139.157

Message:
Below is an article which makes me sick in the stomach. Below is an article which is obviously endorsed by Cocorioko. Below is an article which makes me believe that cocorioko editorial approves the bashing of southern and eastern Sierra Leoneans. Below is an article in which the APC is fanning the flames of another brand new war in Sierra Leone. Below is the writing of a very sick bandit in assylum in London, who thinks he can disparage a whole and decent people of the east and south of Sierra Leone.
What the the sick and deranged author mean when he said "One of the good things you South and Easterners are good at is going to the bush and foment chaos. This time round when you guys go to the bush we will meet you half way because you are wounded lepers."

WARNING: COCORIOKO SHOULD KNOW WHETHER ARTICLE IS TRIBALLY PROVOCATIVE AND NATIONALLY DIVISIVE. IF IT DOES NOT, AND CONTINUES TO PUBLISH SUCH, THEY WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY OUTBREAK OF VIOLENCE IN SIERRA LEONE. AS SUCH, NO STONE WILL BE LEFT UNTURNED TO BRING THEM TO JUSTICE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE INTERNATIONAL COURTS.

ARTICLE BELOW WAS CULLED FROM COCORIOKO'S FRONT PAGE


SLPP must learn the practice of being good losers
Written by Cocorioko Newspaper Limited
Thursday, 28 February 2008

I know you are stressed and frustrated and all the big party spenders were hoping to get paid back no result. One of the good things you South and Easterners are good at is going to the bush and foment chaos. This time round when you guys go to the bush we will meet you half way because you are wounded lepers. READ THE WHOLE STORY :
SLPP MUST TRY TO PRACTICE THE ACT OF BEING GOOD LOSERS.

It hurts especially when you have spent all that money , thrown rice in the street and with all the confidence , you got the shock of your lives by being defeated clean in the elections ;. We know all these tactics already . We wish you would have seen all the rubbish your party was doing when it was in power for 11 years only to leave even your South and Eastern region in complete backwardness.

I know you are stressed and frustrated and all the big party spenders were hoping to get paid back no result. One of the good things you South and Easterners are good at is going to the bush and foment chaos. This time round when you guys go to the bush we will meet you half way because you are wounded lepers.

To the NEW PEOPLE newspaper : You published inflammatory and insightful articles online with high nonsensical value. Your online news has no credibility , no original reporting, only a waiting for a rebuff like a child arguing with his father. I am surprised you guys have become so unruly that you have no respect for authority .Well I am not so surprised because you did not respect your elders either . What kind of precedents are you setting ? Put on line pictures of your roads in the south and eastern part of the country and show your Republic of Kailahun and let us see how much the SLPP developed these places in 11 years.

Now this is for your classroom lesson. Leave the act of tribalism and be realistic about your journalism career because you are hurting it right now ,since you are not doing it any favours. Act as patriots who care much about their country and it progress , so that it can reflect on all it citizens regardless of who or what tribe they belong to. As the constitution of the country stands, the President has a mandated term of office and we will judge him after that time , not before the term ends. Until that time reaches, we are not ready to listen to your rubbish online news.Folks abroad have the capability to go and see for thems elves, assess and make their own judgements . I don't think somebody in any party to tell them when there country is not catching up with the rest of Africa in general or west Africa in particular should condition us about what we should believe .

I visited Sierra Leone more than 10 times when SLPP was in power so my experience is original because at the time there was no trashy opposition paper online. I did not only stay in Freetown, I went to the provinces so I know what my eyes saw. The SLPP did nothing for our people. All they brought was backwardness.

I am not surprised at you people . Of all the good things Tejan Kabba did for your party, at the end , because he failed to be a hard crook, you cried him down. Yet he does not have a small mind like you people. He even went on to buy you a radio station to show you that his knowledge exceeded you ideologies.

Ibrahim Yankay Sesay

London


Subject: Re: IS COCORIOKO PROMOTING TRIBALISM AND THE NEXT ROUND OF WAR
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 02:22:31 03/01/08 ()
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Message:
Not Cocorioko. But new people and SLPP. The unabashed lovers of tribalism,regionalism and undemocratic insurgency.


Subject: Re: IS COCORIOKO PROMOTING TRIBALISM AND THE NEXT ROUND OF WAR
From: Stupid,
To: All
Date Posted: 08:46:31 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.12

Message:
Now I know you are stupid.


Subject: Re: IS COCORIOKO PROMOTING TRIBALISM AND THE NEXT ROUND OF WAR
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 09:21:55 03/01/08 ()
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Message:
Of cos stupid knows what stupid is. Look i am not born with english and is not what i use everyday. however i know when tribal rebels like you and the other rubbish fools want to tear up my country to pieces and flow blood again. you slpp people are the stupidest fools on earth. you do not own the southeast, you do not own my tribe, and yoy bitrayed Hinga Norman after he sacrificed his blood to bring your sllpp asses to powers. If I was in Bo and seen your tribal provoke with the president's picture, I would have hung the fools from the clock tower to set an example. Some of you educated lazy fools washing dishes overseas need to come here to my hometown of Kenema before you open your stinking tribalism mouths. We are suffring and all you do is support that nasty undemocrat sylvia. SHE DEFINATELY IS GONE TO JAIL FOR INSULTING THE PRESIDENT AND FOR HER REBEL ACTIVITIES WHEN SHE WAS A REBEL NINJA CONCUBINE TO FODAY SANKOH AND FOR HER CORRUPT SLPP CONTRACTS. Rebel democracy my foots.


Subject: Re: IS COCORIOKO PROMOTING TRIBALISM AND THE NEXT ROUND OF WAR
From: NAR WAY U CHAM BONGA ADE
To: All
Date Posted: 21:31:44 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
NAR WAY U CHAM BONGA ADE.


Subject: Re: IS COCORIOKO PROMOTING TRIBALISM AND THE NEXT ROUND OF WAR
From: NAR U SABI
To: All
Date Posted: 03:43:41 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-142-208-155.range86-142.btcentralplus.com at 86.142.208.155

Message:
NAR U SABI


Subject: STATE HOUSE MAKES NEW APPOINTMENTS
From: M. Alieu Iscandari esq
To: All
Date Posted: 16:28:22 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE


IT IS ANNOUNCED FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT THAT IT HAS PLEASED HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT, DR. ERNEST BAI KOROMA, TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING APPOINTMENTS:

HON. JUSTICE EDMUND K. COWAN – OMBUDSMAN

MR. IBRAHIM SORIBA KANU – DIRECTOR, NATIONAL AUTHORISING OFFICE

MRS. DAPHNE OLU-WILLIAMS – CHAIRPERSON, NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY

MRS. BERNADETTE COLE – CHAIRPERSON, INDEPENDENT MEDIA COMMISION

MR. ABU BANGURA – CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR PRIVATIZATION (NCP)

MR. ALI FORNAH – CHAIRMAN, NACSA

MR. SIRAY TIMBO – NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (NATCOM)

MR. SULAIMAN SESAY – CHAIRMAN, SALPOST

MR. TOM KARGBO – CHAIRMAN, SIERRATEL

DIRECTORS, BANK OF SIERRA LEONE
(i) MR. D.F. SHEARS

(ii) DR. SANDI BOCKARIE

(iii) DR. MORIE K. MANYEH

(iv) MRS. MARIAN KAMARA

(v) MR. HAROLD HANCILES


Subject: Re: STATE HOUSE MAKES NEW APPOINTMENTS
From: ARE YOU STUPID?
To: All
Date Posted: 23:16:43 02/29/08 ()
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Entered From: adsl-75-53-202-20.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.202.20

Message:
These are the REAL POSITIONS WITH CLOUT AND REAL POWER

1. MR. IBRAHIM SORIBA KANU – DIRECTOR, NATIONAL AUTHORISING OFFICE - NORTHERNER

2. MR. ABU BANGURA – CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR PRIVATIZATION (NCP)- NORTHERNER

3. MR. ALI FORNAH – CHAIRMAN, NACSA - NORTHERNER

4. SIRAY TIMBO – NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS - (NATCOM)
- NORTHERNER

5. SULAIMAN SESAY – CHAIRMAN, SALPOST - NORTHERNER

6. TOM KARGBO – CHAIRMAN, SIERRATEL - NORTHERNER

POSITIONS OF LITTLE OR NO POWER AND CLOUT
1. HON. JUSTICE EDMUND K. COWAN – OMBUDSMAN - EASTERNER

2. MRS. DAPHNE OLU-WILLIAMS – CHAIRPERSON, NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY - WESTERNER

MRS. BERNADETTE COLE – CHAIRPERSON, INDEPENDENT MEDIA COMMISION - WESTERNER

Directors of the Central Bank are not policy makers, so they are of no consequence.

So here's the count

a. POSITIONS OF REAL POWER - 6 (ALL NORTHERNERS)

B. POSITIONS OF LITTLE POWER AND CLOUT - (2 WESTERNERS including one former associate & 1 easterner)


Subject: Re: STATE HOUSE MAKES NEW APPOINTMENTS
From: POLITICAL
To: All
Date Posted: 00:48:04 03/01/08 ()
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Entered From: ip70-162-167-106.ph.ph.cox.net at 70.162.167.106

Message:
Dude, get a real job. This sectionalism prononcement does not help


Subject: Re: STATE HOUSE MAKES NEW APPOINTMENTS
From: barakas
To: All
Date Posted: 17:43:37 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4575eca0.dyn.optonline.net at 69.117.236.160

Message:
Northernization continues unabated. The names read like a registration taking place in Bombali. What a shame.


Subject: Re: NORTHERNIZATION?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 21:39:01 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
HON. JUSTICE EDMUND K. COWAN – OMBUDSMAN

MRS. DAPHNE OLU-WILLIAMS – CHAIRPERSON, NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY

MRS. BERNADETTE COLE – CHAIRPERSON, INDEPENDENT MEDIA COMMISION

(i) MR. D.F. SHEARS

(ii) DR. SANDI BOCKARIE

(iii) DR. MORIE K. MANYEH

(v) MR. HAROLD HANCILES

I see seven Non Northern sounding names out of a field of 14. I wouldnt call that Northernization would you? STOP PLAYING THE TRIBAL CASRD WE NEED TO GET TOGETHER AS ONE NATION. CONTINUING THIS PROPAGANDA WOULD DO NOTHING BUT FRACTIONATE OUR AILING UNITY AS A NATION THAT IS STARTING TO HEAL.



Subject: Re: NORTHERNIZATION?
From: Tupit Dumbo
To: All
Date Posted: 21:53:49 02/29/08 ()
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Message:
Out of 14 positions 7 went to northerners and that is not Northernization, added to the 90% Bombali, Port Loko and Tonkolili cabinet? How dumb can you get? Now take your illiterate self and count how many Southerners, Easterners and Westerners are there, then come back an apoplogize for disgracing lawyers.


Subject: Re: NORTHERNIZATION?
From: Stupid
To: All
Date Posted: 08:49:57 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Alieu is getting more stupid by the day if he does not think the APC's appointments have northernised throughout.


Subject: Re: NORTHERNIZATION?
From: Solution
To: All
Date Posted: 09:24:26 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Go sit in your slpp cornre and hang your tongue.


Subject: Re: STATE HOUSE MAKES NEW APPOINTMENTS
From: NAR WAY U REGGAE DAE CRATCH
To: All
Date Posted: 21:36:31 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
NAR WAY U REGGAE DAE CRATCH!


Subject: Re: STATE HOUSE MAKES NEW APPOINTMENTS
From: AKK
To: All
Date Posted: 16:58:11 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-66-108-68-252.nyc.res.rr.com at 66.108.68.252

Message:
If Tom Kargbo happens to be the same person former APC Foreign Minister (Abdul Karim Koroma) accused in his book... of selling Sierra Leone Mission in New York and dishonestly appropriating the money during Momoh's rule...then Earnest Koroma's new APC is starting to look like more of the old Mess!...what a shame!

Leh God sorry for Sa Lone!


Subject: Re: STATE HOUSE MAKES NEW APPOINTMENTS
From: Historian
To: All
Date Posted: 21:03:07 02/29/08 ()
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Message:
He is the same person, I am afraid.


Subject: CANDID OPINION, YOU ARE A GREAT SALONEAN BUT SLPP SUCKS!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 15:07:13 02/29/08 ()
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Message:
Candido, I do not doubt your commitment to God and Country. I consider you, Bra Enviable, Kamara, Sheku...and even my sweet Worworliwor as great Sierra Leoneans and that is no joke.

I however believe, with every fiber of my beign, that your party, the SLPP, has embraced a power-at-all-cost-by-all-means-necessary mentality. And it is sad that you fellas in green coveralls are uncritically enabling this policy. I think a few palm fronds must have gotten into your green eyes. Just as you believe that there are monsters in the APC, so do we believe that there are mischief-makers and seditious vultures on the SLPP side who would kill, maim and slash and burn to get their claws back into State House.

About the elections: C'mon man, we all blasted the other party's icons with glee, didn't we? Berewa, Ernest, Kabba, Sam Sumana were all roasted on the forum. Even poor Pa Shaki was dragged from his grave by the SLPP to be pilloried. Infact I remember Sheku Kallon toxically saying that SI Koroma was a Temne Nazi bent on exterminating the Mendes. And can we ever forget the infamous Professor Sia Tiyaama who used this forum as a propaganda bata to spread vile lies against Ernest Bai Koroma?

We are not afraid of criticism at all. Go ahead: Throw te kitchen sink at us. My beef is that actions and vicious campaigns that have a deleterious effect on the nation's unity are not challenged.



Subject: Re: CANDID OPINION, YOU ARE A GREAT SALONEAN BUT SLPP SUCKS!
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 15:31:36 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 205.148.53.200

Message:
How can SLPP follow a campaign of power at all costs. We were thrown out by the people. We have to wait till 2012 but not silently. we will criticize when the president does not perform. I am glad we are in the opposition because APC is going to implode and fail so badly that people will not want to hear of APC or charles Margai for the next 25 years.


Subject: Re: CANDID OPINION, YOU ARE A GREAT SALONEAN BUT SLPP SUCKS!
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 15:24:38 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
All parties suck..
Thanks GOD i am not a member of any..
I am neutral.. Serious..

Just dont think APC is playing fair..
God knows i know most of these perpetrations are not APC initiated...

I know they would not concort a raid on BO town.. and these are spur of the moment rarayman to rarayman kuskas..
But they should instruct the police to deal with these issues fairly..

They should condemn these harrasing affairs with all the last APC backbone and make an effort to make it not look that it is encouraged or sanctioned..

Ernest made a promise to go after his family if they are found wanting and corrupt..
Well i hear a member of his family is now found wanting..? I am not calling for jailterm..

But I want to hear or read that Ernests has personally called the victim to his house and asked his brother to apologise.. The very next day..

And i want Ernest to publicly state that if his brother should behave in like manner he is instructing the police to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.. on the radio.

I know if i was el-presidente that would have been my action.

Incident in Bo.. i would be there this morning. Calling a meeting. And talking to all involved and instruting the the police to take the matter to the APC doorstep and arrest all involved.

Ex Ministers harrased... it would never have happen twice.. unless it was instructions from me..
And i will bloody well tell them to thier faces..
Not smile en say.. hehehehe enti una seff know dem inorant and overzealous immigration officers..


Subject: Re: CANDID OPINION, YOU ARE A GREAT SALONEAN BUT SLPP SUCKS!
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 15:42:01 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I am neutral.. Serious..

NO S^4T? ROTFLMMFAO. Bo Candido lef nor? You a neutral? Is the Pope a pagan?


Subject: Re: CANDID OPINION, YOU ARE A GREAT SALONEAN BUT SLPP SUCKS!
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 16:14:22 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Have i ever given you reason to doubt me bra...?

I am an equal opportunity basher.. its just that APC is in power and creates more opportunities.

Like jay Leno says.. he is going to miss Bush..
There was so much fodder. Every night, he had new material.

And APC is just not helping the situation.. Like acting like it is here to heal wounds and mend a broken nation..

While them green peeps are just siting down on the recieving end....It pains me that they are letting lil drops of APC infringement on our collective rights get away..

They are the opposition should champion the collective rights of the underdogs..

E.g.:

WHAT IS THE MAYOR OF BO doing in police custody..???
http://www.thepatrioticvanguard.com/article.php3?id_article=2378

How is this allowed to happen..???
If he can be in lock up.. what would happen to man lek me. I hope u undertand that just like you..
I am a champion of the place dem bere we all nable.


Subject: RE:Journalist endorsing candidates
From: alcole
To: All
Date Posted: 14:44:36 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: uslec-66-43-153-180.cust.uslec.net at 66.43.153.180

Message:
Journalists are supposed to inform readers about the issues, not sway their votes. So why do newspapers still endorse candidates?


Subject: Re: RE:Journalist endorsing candidates
From: ok yes
To: All
Date Posted: 17:06:39 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: okyea@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-71-224-131-184.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 71.224.131.184

Message:
they can endorse whom ever they want to. in the USa news papers endorse candidates all the time.


Subject: REV. KABS - RETHINK YOUR STANCE ON REASON
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 13:52:00 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.249.160

Message:
Sierra Leone is for all ous us and we should not put party politics above the welfare of our nation. Rev. kabs, please rethink your reasoning as a man of God. We all know you support the APC - but what says you when the president says that which is in the interest of the nation but you say otherwise. Help us to help yourself.


Subject: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 12:27:28 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.79.185

Message:
The trend of problems we're experiecing today on food shortage is made worst by the inactive farming in the country.

During the days of peace in Sierra Leone, our people in the countryside strongly embarked on subsistence farming and as a result, though we still imports rice from other countries food shortages were only rife in the rainy season.

On my recent visit to Sierra Leone what I experienced made me understand the current problems on food shortage. I discovered that the people who used to be passionate about farming now only interested in gardening of PEPPER, OIL PALMS AND OTHER VEGETABLES and not rice. So I decided to give recommendations on how the government can avert this or even prevent it from reoccuring.
I wish to make this suggestion based on past experience. In the late 80s the paramount chief of the Kunike chiefdom PC Bai Kurr KanagbarosankaII usually give orders to his councillors to gather all able bodied men and women to clear a very large area of farmland (15km2) and rice is cultivated this is done after every 5 yaers.
The following are my recommendations:

GOVERNMENT DIRECT INVOLVEMENT IN FARMING:

1. The government can embark on farming based on the above recommendation by involving all the chiefdoms in the 12 districts of the country for example 4x10km rice farms per chiefdom, 5x3km cocoyam farms, 5x5km groundnut farms. The able bodied men and women in the various chiefdoms usually form groups to help cultivate farms for themselves these groups can be employed by the government to facilitate large scale farming. Ofcourse all this will be paid for by government.

2. The rice seed variety can be obtained from places like Thailand, Vietnam and China by negotiations, while groundnuts can be obtained from countries like Gambia, Senegal and India. 5000 tons of husked rice is enough to make the project a success and the result will not only reduce hunger but can generate huge revenue for government, and if this works for the first time, then the second time will see even better returns.

Ghana export of agricultural produce to the US is about US$700million a year. and this is only based onindividual farmers without government involvement.

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF THIS PROJECT:

ADVANTAGES:

1. Mass employment
2. Poverty alliviation
3. Food security for all Sierra Leoneans
3. Less dependency on foreign aid
4. Increase revenue and enhance development.

DISADVANTAGES:

1. Government can be rediculed by its enemy as an act of desperation.

This is the farming season in the country right now and I'm 100% confident if the government consider these recomendatios and implement it there will be huge success. I hope people who have the ability to echo this to government do so without dismissing it.

If the full scale farming of this nature as I recommended is carried out, there's a huge potential in revenue to be generated which may run in Billions of US$.

When a farmer sow a grain of rice, he will reap up to 400(about 5g) grains, mathematicians workout what 5000tons of rice seed can produce. But please consider there's chance that 10 out of the 400grains can be lost to pest such as birds.


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: Haji Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 15:28:23 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: simra_thonkla@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: at 212.118.250.106

Message:
Hi cocorioko,there is only one solution,to this shameful crisis.This is a lateral remedy to solve this food epedemic in Sierra Leone.The governement has make sure that,the paramount chiefs in Sierra Leone take up responsibilities to produce local rice for our people.The tractors that were given to us by Mohammed Gadafi has to be given to these paramount chiefs in order for them to help solve this national crisis.However,the government must make it clearer to the paramount chiefs that each chiefdom must produce certain quotas that will add up and make enormous difference that will wipe out this shameful problem.There are large acres of lands in the north,east and southern provinces that are mature enough to produce large quantities of wara,wara or brown rice for our people.


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 15:42:22 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Dear Mr. Haji Bangura:

The Kabbah Government distributed the Ghadafi tractors one per district via the District Council. But the district councils lacked money for gasoline, specialized parts and supplies for their tractors for agriculture work. I was told during the 2007 campaign that some tractors are being used in construction work, e.g. to secure sand for building cement blocks, etc.

I have seen individual farmers and their families busy in their tiny farms. The work is back breaking, the tools extremely primitive and the yields not enough even to feed each family for more than a few months.

Besides the tend towards dense urbanization means there are increasing numbers of consumers and fewer and fewr planters. Government leadership is necessary here. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:05:42 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Dear Mr. Eddie Grant:

I agree with you that Government must get much more involved in agricultural production in our country than at present but peasant agriculture as practised in the 80s by the Paramount Chief of the Kunike chiefdom, PC Bai Kurr Kanagbarosanka II, is not the solution at all to our deteriorating food crisis.

If able-bodied men are compelled to farm with primitive, back breaking tools and probabely under 'monkey woke babu eat conditions', many of them will disappear to the Western Area and/or diamond-gold fields and become consumers of food instead of the producers you are seeking.

For agriculture to succeed in SL, it must become capital intensive, implemented by skilled labor and allowed to be profitable to its practitioners. Moreover, infrastructure and amenities must be provided in the interior of our country in producing areas.

Further, the Rule of Law must be effective and be seen worldwide to be effective in our country. A nation of repeat, unprosecuted lawlessness will never be able to attract the necessary capital, the enterprenuership and the skilled management essential to create the production necessary for sufficiency, let alone for prosperity.

We need a sea change in national mentality before we can feed ourselves and even create a surplus for export. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 13:45:10 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.79.185

Message:
Thanks for your response Mr Leigh, I'm slightly disappointed that you dismissed this as peasantry, though my assertion clearly states that a large scale farming venture.

I have to say that you rushed into conclusion without giving this a thorough consideration.

"If able-bodied men are compelled to farm with primitive, back breaking tools and probabely under 'monkey woke babu eat conditions'"

The above extract from your post is an indication that you have very little or no knowledge at all on farming activities in Sierra Leone. Perhaps you were very fortunate to have never witnessed or involved in any farming taking place in that country.

You also failed to comprehend my recommendation which does not indicate that the men involving in the process will be compelled.

I want to assure that what you stated is completely the opposite to what is actually involved.

Furthermore, I'm also disappointed that you diverted the topic and brought in politics hence your hasty dismissal of my important recommendations.

You're completely right in your last sentence which is why you should have given this peice of recommendation careful consideration.

Nevertheless, you've said your peace of mind I will still waite to hear from other contributors.

And once more this is not peasant farming rather a large scale one.

We need attitudinal change as your stated.


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:15:57 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Dear Mr. Eddie Grant:

My apologies for appearing to have misrepresented your views or created the wrong impression that I did not take them seriously. I did.

But perhaps you might help us all better understand what you meant by 'large scale farming' such as its duration, the size of the farms, the equipment used, the quality and quantity of the manpower employed; the production, its processing and distribution.

And why did the large scale farming cease? The war? If the war, what has happened since the war came to an end in 2000?

As for politics, it is the be all and the end all in our unfortunate little country. Bad politics destroyed our country and it is good politics that will improve the situation or their will be no significant improvement at all. It is my firm belief that that unless we do politics right, our people are doomed to poverty, want, general hardship and prone to violence.

Again, I apologize if I have in any way misrepresented your work or appeared not not have taken as serious the fine points you raised. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 15:24:42 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.79.185

Message:
Thanks Mr Leigh for your understanding.

To be more clear on the subject, I would like to draw your attention back in those days I mentioned earlier. During this time, there was abundance of food in Tonkolili chiefdom and this attracted a lot of businessmen and women from all works of life to buy these produce.

Now to answer your second paragraph, I would like to ask you to read back my first post you'll find all the answers. If you are not satified, I will be very happy to give further information.

The large scale farming carried out by the late paramount chief, was only based on one particular area and this not what I recommended instead a nationwide venture. Infact, those days men are not paid for doing the work, but this will be the opposite.

The proposed tools to be used are those currently used by farmers ie CUTLASSES AND HOES. You'll be surprised to see these guys doing the work they enjoy doing it as if they're in a play field, in those days we even have entertainers to keep the workers motivated.

There are 6 stages of the operation:

1. Falling trees (25-30cm in diametre).
2. Burning and clearing
3. administring the rice seeds and ploughing
4. Weeding and scaring of birds
5. harvesting and gathering
6. Thrashing and storage.

In terms of distribution, centres will be built in respective district headquarters where all produce from various chiefdoms are collated, recorded and milled, ofcourse RICE MILLS WOULD BE BUILT.

The whole farming season starts February/March to September/October so atleast 8 months will see the whole process comes to fruition.

In the case of the quantity of manpower employed depends on the areas' available workforce, the size of the farm and how that workforce is able to carry out the tasks.

Lastly, the reason the farming stopped in the Kunike Chiefdom was due to the death of the Paramount Chief, he was succeeded by his son who is now MP for Tonkolili for the chiefs. He was never interested in following the footsteps of his father. In my opinion the man is just an opportunist since he was crowned, the chiefdom became a host to lazy citizens.


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 16:29:32 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Dear Mr. Eddie Grant:

The use of cutlass and hoes as the basic tools for agricultural production will never lead to food sufficiency in today's SL.

When I was growing up in SL, food was plentiful and people were mostly chubby. I attended primary school at Yonibana, Tonkolili District and I'm quite familiar with the farming circle in SL as I eagerly took part not only in rice cultivation but in groundnut and peper cultivation as well. I ate well whilst in primary school.

Back then SL was a very different place. Food was plentiful, everybody was well-fed and people were especially generous and kind. Politics was low key and mostly only highly qualified people were involved.

To this very day as I write, I still hold a fondness for Yonni people because of the way I enjoyed life in their chiefdom of surplus food.

But back then, the population was only two million and the life expectancy was about sixty years. Freetown was less than a 100,000 people and Kono was not yet urbanized. Bo & Kenema were tiny towns. Agricultural labor was plentiful then in villages.

Today, things are quite different. Life expectancy has declined to less than 40 years of age. This means that the average age of a SLeonean is about 17 years - too young for farm leadership. We need more experienced adults for agricultural leadership.

The population is now over 5,000,000 and the provinces have lost a lot of their able-bodied agricultural population to urbanization, mining, and schools. Freetown is today over 1 million people and full of able-bodied provincials.

We thus need to go modern with agricultural production and upland rice is not the solution because the cutlass-&-hoe work is back breaking and the yields lower. Mechanized wetland rice cultivation is the answer.

DO you know that from 1699 to the end of the Atlantic Slave Trade in 1808, Sierra Leone rice farmers were specifically sought after and deliberately captured from their farms and sold to North American rice planters in the South because of their rice cultivation skills?

Do you know that before US industralization, South Carolina was the richest US state and the source of her wealth was rice production by Sierra Leone captives and their descendants - today's Gullah and Geechee Americans?

Today, rice farming is mechanized in the US and other countries.

Sierra Leoneans of old mastered the art of manual wetlands rice cultivation and thus became prime targets for capture. We can reconquer our wetlands with mechanization as was done in the US. Such would eliminate the tree cutting and bush burning phase of upland rice production thus preserve our forests for more valuable economic and environmental uses.

Mechanization would, of course, involve the use of rice mills and would require professional management so that if a good chief dies, success or failure cannot depend on his son whose interest may be elsewhere.

The above is my task on the food problem in SL and I most certainly appreciate your initiative in this important area. Thank you very much. - JL


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 17:21:03 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.79.185

Message:
Hi Mr Leigh,

Thank you very much for your valuable input. However, I slightly diagree with you in that your assessment of upland farming is based on historic experiences and it is completely different today.

I'm sure you have never experience the scale of farming that I mentioned in my recommendation, so I will like to assure you that the CUTLASS AND HOE is capable of cultivating huge farms to the scale I mentioned. I'm not ruling out the use of mechanical ploughs and harrowers, but the CUTLASS AND THE HOE are a cheap and effective tools. Perhaps its easier to say that we must start from low level upwards rather than starting from up down.

In terms of leaving the trees to grow. I agree with you but my concern is, from what I've witnessed I don't if you trvelled lately to the countryside you will see that due to some places being left unfarmed, instead of trees growing 'ELEPHANT GRASS is taking over these once fertile farmlands (environmental effects) and during the late dry season, these places goes out in huge fires many people have always thought this is due to smokers dropping their butts in the grass but its evident that because these places are left unfarmed they are exposed to intensive that ignites the grass.

While I agree and disagree with some of your input, I still believe this is the immediate solution to this problem.

Once again thank you very much for giving your candid thoughts on this important issue. Hope we find a lasting solution to our problems.


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: jackal
To: All
Date Posted: 13:21:12 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: epa@gamail.com
Entered From: at 198.89.160.22

Message:
JL,
Remember SLPMB? It failed. Eric James International was making more money than the SLPMB. Perhaps government subsides to farmers will be the extent of government intervention, but consider the population of farmers and the cost to offer those farm subsides.


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:57:30 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Dear Mr. jackal:

SLPMB is a classic case of a crooked 'monkey woke babu eat' government practice. I am aware that SLPMB administrators became wealthy while hardworking, good-faith farmers became impoverished.

The end result? - contraction of agricultural production, loss of international markets for SL agricultural exports, degradation in the external value of the Leone, mass poverty in the provinces and utter disappointment & discouragement.

But government still have a role to play as I have indicated earlier. Thanks. - JL


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: Jackal
To: All
Date Posted: 13:01:49 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: epa@gmail.com
Entered From: at 198.89.160.22

Message:
Grant, your ideas show you are a concerned citizen of our beloved country. I do not agree with you on government intervention or involvement in the agricultural sector.
Governments the world over, including our MIGHTY USA are the most defective commercial institution. Agriculture requires fast turnover, careful management and attentive follow ups. Governments lack these expertise; and I mean every government...past, present and maybe future.
We need to adopt two things in Sierra Leone...eat what we grow in higher quantity with less labor. Cassava is perhaps one of our highest yielding agricultural production yet we consume less then 5% of it.
Consider Nigeria for example, one of the highest populated country in Africa. Food shortage is not a national concern. They eat what they grow- yams, cassava, you name it. They do not depend nor wait on imported food stuff.
We ought to consider a shift from blue collar office work to cash crop farming. 98% of ou University Grads seek office jobs. Who is going to implement the high yeild return from farming...the illeterate farmers? Naaaaaaah. Our folks depend on subsistence farming that only feeds them. It is an economy of survival not prosperity. The productivity of a nation is a reflection of the quality of its labor force.
Well balanced analysis...good job.


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 14:10:30 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.79.185

Message:
Thanks for your contribution, but I still believe there's potential in this venture. Government involvement is the provision of funds needed to facilitate the project most of the work can be implemented by local authorities in the respective chiefdoms. Believe me there's potential to curb the food shortage.


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: jackal
To: All
Date Posted: 14:52:42 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.89.160.22

Message:
I wholeheartedly agree with you on the potentials in agriculture. You are on point. The problem is GOVERNMENT; the extent of government involvement.
If government changes every 4 or 5 years, policies affecting farmer or farm regulations will also change.
Subsides for farmers will help. Facilitating the supply chain to help farmers get product to local and international markets will also help, but most important, supporting cumulative productivity through
education, high tech. equipment and cash crop farming.
Cashew nut farming for example could raise farm revenue on the same acreage of land used up by the average farmer.


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 15:41:50 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.79.185

Message:
Talking of hi-tech equipment would be necessarily important. In my recommendation, I talked about arable farming on arid land so the use of hi-tech equipments is limited. If swampland, Boli and Bati land farming is to be carried out, thats where hi-tech equipments are needed. What I'm suggesting is a quick solution to the pending crisis. I said there's a pending crisis on food shortage because of what I experienced when I visited Sierra Leone about seven weeks ago. The people in the entire country have refused to engage in farming and many of these are planning to move to urban areas. During my visit, I travelled extensively throughout the country hence my conclusion.

We now have to look at things in a different perspective, many people might say this is a backward process but believe me if no action is taken and this way ofcourse, we stand to go back to the days of 1996-98.


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: KLA
To: All
Date Posted: 15:45:00 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.82.85.3

Message:
Thanks for the from di gron report.

Can Freetownians get into this provincial food producton business? Any legal hurdles, real or contrived?

Food cooperatives,supervised by patriots and overseas development partners could help.

PRODUCTIVITY GOALS MUST BE SET AND MEASURED!

Prison labour,law breakers,idlers and the permanent
unemployed must be coerced into the revitalization of the agricultural sector.

The notion of free will in a nascent DEMOCRACY, sometimes leads to counter productive effects on the economy. The resulting food shortage in a nation with abundant arable land and excess labour,creates an intolerable incongruity that must be promptly dealt with.

Salone must study and adopt the food production methods of say the giant Nations of ASIA.....China and India, WHICH EVOLVED FROM PERIODS OF MASS STARVATION and food shortages,to food exporters in a single generation!

The likes of the late Chairman MAO, Chiang kai shek,Indira GHANDI, the late General SUHARTO may have their detractors,food production certainly increased under their respective watch!

Agricultural productivity represents a great opportunity for serious wealth creation.


Subject: Re: FOOD SHORTAGE SOLUTION A CASE STUDY
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 17:38:59 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.144.71

Message:
Thanks KLA for your support, I've decided to bring this issue back to life for more thorough debating.


Subject: ALPHAA ALIEU ISCANDARI---LET'S TALK ABOUT KAILAHUN
From: NYA NGAA TIKEKEH
To: All
Date Posted: 10:07:36 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
In an APC dombolo backtalk directed at me sometime yesterday, you stated that I am a native of Buedu town. Well, you are partly wrong and sligthtly right at the same time. Buedu is almost a stone's throw from my hometown, and with a chain of interlocking families living and farming around the Moa river, Buedu is home to quite a number of my paternal relatives. The truest thing to note though, is the fact that I am from Koindu. Please do NOT confuse Koindu in Kailahun district with Koidu in Kono district. Quite a number of Sierra Leonean news reporters have muddled the two towns in confusion without noticing the gaffe that ensued. Koindu in Kailahun district has the letter "N" in its spelling, while Koidu, the largest town in Kono district, goes without an "N."

Until the RUF razed it to the ground, Koindu in Kailahun district was one of the MOST prosperous commercial towns in Sierra Leone. Koindu { Kissi people call it "kwen-du"} is about eleven miles from Buedu town, which the Kissi people call "Bu-yeh-du." Koindu is about 35 miles from Kailahun town.
Please note that Kailahun is a District Headquarter Town. In other words, the entire district is known as Kailahun District, and the Headquarter Town was interestingly named after the district. These details may sound insignificant, but quite a number of Sierra Leonean newspapers have slipped into journalistic blunders when it came to making these distinctions. Pronounced in Kissi {Ka-laa-hun} the town {Kailahun} is also the home of Kissis, most of whom became Mendes because of the inseparable ties between the two tribes. A Mende man from Kailahun town speaks Mende with an accent that is readily detectable, which is why the Ngobehs, for example, speak Mende with an accent containing Kissi intonations. The Banyas in Kailahun are just as the Ngobehs when it comes to the pronunciations that distinguish them from Mendes elsewhere. I am a true KAILAHUN BOMBER, and sharing these details with you is my own way of letting you know that I am from Kwen-du {Koindu}. Sahr Tom Nyumah is actually the true Bu-yeh-du {Buedu} bomber, and like any other Kailahun man, his roots, I hear, spread from Kangama {about four miles from Buedu} to Kenema district. Alphaa Alieu, I hope this brief lesson paints a clearer picture of me!


Subject: KAILAHUN BOMBA DOMANGO IMKEME
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 15:36:10 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Bra E the eductaion is always appreciated. You dont even know how much I "love Bu Yedu"


Subject: Re: KAILAHUN BOMBA DOMANGO IMKEME
From: Education
To: All
Date Posted: 21:06:53 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-175-173.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.175.173

Message:
Some are illiterate but eduacted whilst some are the other way around.If it hits u below your belr, just keep quiet and do notmscream in agony.


Subject: Re: KAILAHUN BOMBA DOMANGO IMKEME
From: Systematic
To: All
Date Posted: 15:43:32 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Bra E as a critic of the APC, you should put your details out like that. If these people can cause chaos in Bo because of silly things, they will do anything.


Subject: where are the moderates on both sides
From: moderate lives
To: All
Date Posted: 09:57:20 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: saloneforlife@yahoo.com
Entered From: gate1-norfolk.nmci.navy.mil at 138.162.0.41

Message:
I do not see many moderates in this forum. Where are the moderates on both sides and independents? In every nation the moderates are a countries best hope to keep the country from swinging all the way to one side of the pendulum. i feel leaders off all parties should meet and get their act together. until salone is more peaceful and tolerable to all sides no matter what your race, tribe, religion or class it would be hard to attract foreign investment needed for an economic revolution.


Subject: Re: where are the moderates on both sides
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 11:17:18 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.249.160

Message:
Look within and you will see. Bambay for one is a moderate APC, I am a moderate SLPP and so many others on the forum. By the way what is your definition of a moderate?


Subject: Re: where are the moderates on both sides
From: moderate lives
To: All
Date Posted: 12:31:12 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: moderate@msn.com
Entered From: gate2-norfolk.nmci.navy.mil at 138.162.0.42

Message:
Moderate to me is someone who holds views that are not extreme. Moderates tend to want things to get done. they woudl take ideas from two extremes and try to come together around a common cause for the good of their country. the best rulers where those who ruled like moderates. for instance. bill clinton got a lot done because he moved to the middle more. also ronald reagan. I personally feel it is great we have die hard supporters on both ends apc and slpp. but the moderates could tilt the balance when election time comes especially since most of them vote on issues and partisans might vote because of their deep rooted loyalties to their party.


Subject: Re: where are the moderates on both sides
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 13:42:20 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.249.160

Message:
Thanks Moderate lives! There are a few of us but through education many will join the fold. Thanks again for demonstrating the truism of that which you preach.


Subject: RESEARCH FINDINGS:Solo Bee was a 'Kongobay captain'.
From: Pedrodacintra
To: All
Date Posted: 08:05:39 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: dator5678.161.gbgsd.se at 62.88.180.78

Message:
Imagine what Salone would have been had Solo Bee won. We could have witnessed the re-emergence of the Kongobay! People would have started disappearing at both night and day. Anyone who disagrees with the SLPP would have ended at the breakfast table the following morning.There would have been a reign of terror! Thank God SLPP mende Solo Bee lost.

Details of the findings will be published later.


Subject: Re: RESEARCH FINDINGS:Solo Bee was a 'Kongobay captain'.
From: FULA MAN
To: All
Date Posted: 08:38:41 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-75-53-202-20.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.202.20

Message:
At least Fulas would not have been killed ruthlessly by APC Task Force members and the offices of opposition parties would not have been vandalised in two different locat1ons within the first 6 months in power.


Subject: Re: RESEARCH FINDINGS:Solo Bee was a 'Kongobay captain'.
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 08:34:04 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
HEAR THIS OTHER IDIOT


Subject: BO PICTURE IS AN OLD ONE
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 03:35:17 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
The picture of Bo going with the story : CALM RETURNS TO BO is not intended to show Bo after the riot.Rather, it is an old picture of Bo taken from an NGO site. It was just to get a pic to accompany the story.

I could not go into the story to make the disclaimer under it because the website is seriously malfuctioning and I cannot even log in.


Subject: THE MOST LUKY REV.{KABS KANU}
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 14:49:53 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1302w-ad01-175-86.dynamic.mts.net at 207.161.175.86

Message:
he lie on his 12century lazy chair ,take his phone and talk to his same king in freetown and make news.You will see your own pain before death.


Subject: Re: BO PICTURE IS AN OLD ONE
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 08:37:58 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
HERE HE GOES AGAIN; I MEAN HIS GRACE THE REVEREND APC PASTOR


Subject: Re: BO PICTURE IS AN OLD ONE
From: Bo man
To: All
Date Posted: 04:56:04 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-149-5.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.149.5

Message:
Reverend is right.Actually Bo is fine and nothing happened there.Idlers and mischief mongers are just concocting stories


Subject: Re: THERE WAS TROUBLE IN BO
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:27:34 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Dear Mr. Bo man:

Contrary to your claim, something nasty did happen in Bo town the other day and the sooner our country's authorities address this repeat, violent trespass problem, the sooner our country will move forward in peace, unity and prosperity within the community of civilized nations worldwide.

Here is the report I received from Bo from people I truly respect.

Overnight, an unknown person or persons did illicitly smear green paint on President Koroma's portrait then hanging at the Clock Tower in Bo. For your information, green and white are the official colors of the SLPP.

Next day, a mob entered SLPP's offices on Fenton Road and carted away or destroyed office equipment and supplies, furniture and files. Glass window panes were smashed up; people including the Bo Town Mayor were beaten and office items, including papers, smashed supplies and some smashed up equipment were thrown onto Fenton Road. There was broken glass everywhere nearby. It is a dangerous mess.

SLPP's BO Cable TV hook-up was destroyed and the TV carted away.

I am told that a government Minister led the invasion but I am sure that President Koroma has nothing to do with organizing the office invasion and destruction.

The police are investigating the incident while we await their findings. Police investigations are notoriously slow in SL.

I am told that the illicit Clock Tower spray painting vandalism occurred the night before inspectors from our country's Political Parties Registration Commission were to arrive in BO to inspect SLPP offices there in preparation for possible certification to usher in the local government election campaign in the region.

Thus, some have speculated that those who orchestrated the looting and destruction of SLPP's offices were exactly those who did the Clock Tower spray painting vandalism to create a pre-text to strike SLPP and pre-empt the certification. Again, this is mere speculation, not proof.

Others have speculated that the spray-paint provocation was by supporters of a new opposition party with many adherents in the area anxious to gain the upper hand locally by draining SLPP resources prior to the upcoming local government election. Who knows?

Still others have speculated that from the mob scene participants, the looters and assaulters might have been unemployed touts looking for action in order to put body and soul together for prices of essentials are high, employment scarce and idleness excessive.

The point here is that at this stage no one knows who actually and wrongfully sprayed green paint on President Koroma's picture but the solution thus is certainly not to loot, assault people and destroy property but to investigate the incident, arrest the culprit(s) and prosecute them - swiftly, objectively and thoroughly. The trespassers and looters and their ring leaders, too, must be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law without vacillation or bias.

Taking the law into one's (or group's) hand(s) is never the solution. Nor are seemingly everlasting investigations or failed investigations the solution. Too many outstanding investigations of violent crimes promote more and worse violence. A country’s authority is duty-bound to enforce the Rule of Law otherwise a jungle society will eventually emerge!

Since SLPP lost the 2007 elections, a number of anti-SLPP lootings, home and office invasions, etc. have come to pass with no resolution of those crimes. A few days ago, a Fullah businessman was executed in his vehicle in Freetown by thieves who were after his money but to no avail.

I am sure Police investigations are in progress regarding those crimes, but I am not aware that the public is provided with up-to-date information as to significant developments - if any - with those investigations regarding identifying the culprits and pressing charges. Nor is there any widespread perception nationwide that the authorities view these crimes with the urgency they deserve. If anything, the opposite appears to some as true.

In my view, successful nation-building cannot come to pass in a place of repeat lawlessness. I am sure that President Koroma is serious about giving hope for a better life to our people in a country notorious for harsh living conditions and full of endless, unprofitable daily struggles by vast numbers of mankind. Thank you for your attention. - JL


Subject: Re: THERE WAS TROUBLE IN BO
From: Bo man
To: All
Date Posted: 21:09:42 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-175-173.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.175.173

Message:
Excellence, I am a poor man and was simply trying to please the right revernd Kabs Kanu, by supporting him that SLPP is lying.I beg, I did not mean it, I was just trying to be nice to the God's man.


Subject: Re: BO PICTURE IS AN OLD ONE
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 05:52:17 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
What do you expect the REV to say. This paper is a mouthpeice for APC. Even if all BO was burnt down APC thugs, they will report that nothing happened.


Subject: Re: BO PICTURE IS AN OLD ONE
From: TK
To: All
Date Posted: 08:56:57 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-132-190-33.range81-132.btcentralplus.com at 81.132.190.33

Message:
I totally agree with you.


Subject: Re: BO PICTURE IS AN OLD ONE
From: Bella
To: All
Date Posted: 02:27:30 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Go sidon yanda!


Subject: Re: BO PICTURE IS AN OLD ONE
From: RUBBER DUCK
To: All
Date Posted: 05:08:47 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-153-193-48.range81-153.btcentralplus.com at 81.153.193.48

Message:
Keep quite you KUNUMUNU TONTO did the REV say nothing happened in BO abi you nor sabi read.


Subject: Re: BO PICTURE IS AN OLD ONE
From: Issa Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 09:02:38 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-132-190-33.range81-132.btcentralplus.com at 81.132.190.33

Message:
My friend that is exactly what the Reverend is implying. Please try to respect other people's views. There is no need to be rude the those who disagree with you.


Subject: Re: BO PICTURE IS AN OLD ONE
From: neutral man
To: All
Date Posted: 06:43:58 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: neutral@msn.com
Entered From: gate3-norfolk.nmci.navy.mil at 138.162.0.43

Message:
I called people in Bo. There were some disruptions. I called people from both parties. Why dont we just speak the truth? We need to solve these issues as a people. instead of acting like everything is ok. everythign aint ok. the more we put problems under the rug the more they accumulate. hope ebk gets some good advice.


Subject: Re: BO PICTURE IS AN OLD ONE
From: Bo Town Man
To: All
Date Posted: 12:17:00 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: nat1-whar.wcjc.cc.tx.us at 207.80.112.1

Message:
Even President Ernest Koroma has apologised, and he has not done so by referring to the people of Bo as "sore losers," "bloody Mende tribalists," etc like Rev. Kabs Kanu does.

He has also not denied that the APC thugs were out of order. So do we have a problem of APC foot soldiers doing the wrong thing?


Subject: Re: BO PICTURE IS AN OLD ONE
From: Ay una lie en halaki
To: All
Date Posted: 15:57:36 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Did the Rev.say that ? Can you show us where he said that ? I don't blame you.It is because the Rev. hyas given you a forummto express yourself.


Subject: Re: BO PICTURE IS AN OLD ONE
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 12:38:48 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
HE DID..????????????????????

What a gentleman...
Ohhhh wise one..God show you the path to true leadership..a national one..
Now we await his cyber parrots...oppss....sorry.. i meant patriots..

FEN PLABA..

MR Iscandari..

KING LOGS

REV KANU..

A retraction.. and apology is in order..
Affronting our collective intelligence like this is the height of unpatriotizm and calous brinksmanship..

http://cocorioko.net/app/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=517&Itemid=1

EDITORIAL : SLPP tabloids and supporters trying to ignite chaos in Sierra Leone

--------I QUOTE 'COC ooooooooooo & aribo ko'---------

We call on the APC government not to take the propaganda lying down. As we said before, we live in a world today where perception is reality.The government cannot say that it will leave these SLPP mischief-makers and troublemakers to themselves because what they are writing are not true and the public would not believe them. The best way to conduct a successful propaganda is to repeat the same lies day in and day out.Soon, people will begin to believe.

THE NEW PEOPLE ragsheet , especially, is a canterkerous and unscrupulous tale-bearer and disseminator of lies and false propaganda. Its editors and writers are detestable, base and hateful devotees of tribalism , destabilization and chaos who will never mean any good for the nation as long as the SLPP is not in power.We call on all Sierra Leoneans and members of the international community not to take the paper seriously.The paper has credibility, as somebody said on the COCORIOKO FORUM today---The credibility of a used car dealer.

We call on the government to take on its detractors and begin to debunk the viperous propaganda they are spreading about the government, if we are interested in maintaining peace and stability in the country .All the activism in the newspapers are not ordinary journalistic practice. They are plans to destabilize the government and bring chaos. Good journalism and press freedom cannot be practiced with wicked lies and deliberate falsehoods and distortions of reality

Where the interest of the nation is involved, silence is not golden at all.The government must speak out and confound its detractors .


The NEW PEOPLE IT SEEMS GOT IT RIGHT..


-----New PEOPLE's headline Today should read--------

Terrorism unleashed on the people of BO by APC TASK FORCE..President apologies.. !!!! Meanwhile, COCORIOKO SAYS ITS ALL LIES..

I see you (a champion for democracy, human righs, freedom of preach) calling on the government to target another newspaper...?
Thats ill mate... ill bad...


Subject: Re: BO PICTURE IS AN OLD ONE
From: RUBBER DUCK
To: All
Date Posted: 08:52:43 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-153-193-48.range81-153.btcentralplus.com at 81.153.193.48

Message:
EBK won`t get any good advice the APC will soon fall flat on it`s face


Subject: Re: BO PICTURE IS AN OLD ONE
From: neutral man
To: All
Date Posted: 09:45:58 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: neutralman@msn.com
Entered From: gate1-norfolk.nmci.navy.mil at 138.162.0.41

Message:
I am not apc or slpp. i care more about our country moving forward than one side falling. I would rather our politicians wake up from their slumber of disrespect of the law on both sides and even though they can continue to disagreee as every democracy should, they should put the interest of our country first. start programs that bring jobs. development of infrastructure is one way to bring jobs. let the police be respectable. no one shoudl eb above the law. be it ebk's brother or slpp members brother. respect for life and human rights on both sides. we need to get our act together as a country.


Subject: Re: BO PICTURE IS AN OLD ONE
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 11:24:00 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.249.160

Message:
That's a true patriot!! May God give us more like you.


Subject: SO APC IS PRIMITIVE AND BACKWARD? - For Iscandri
From: Albert Moinina
To: All
Date Posted: 01:55:00 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.42.21.61

Message:
"As I understand it the picture was defaced by SLPP supporters and this act got members of teh APC angry. In my humble opinion the defacing of the image of the President is "Political speech" and in more advanced democracies this is allowed."


IS THIS THE OLD APC ALL OVER AGAIN? AM I GOING TO REGRET MY SUPPORT FOR THE APC AT THIS EARLY STAGE BY THE ACTS OF ITS SUPPORTERS? Though I still thing EBK is trying to move the country forward, some of his alleged supporters are nothing but OLD APC THUGS.

Monkey nor dae lef im black hand for true? Nah for wash am wit CAUSTIC SODA THIS TIME.


Subject: Re: SO APC IS PRIMITIVE AND BACKWARD? - For Iscandri
From: Enti Oona Fool
To: All
Date Posted: 10:57:49 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-69-204-133-167.nycap.res.rr.com at 69.204.133.167

Message:
So soon? PMDC, Yuna jus begin regret. Cut your nose to spite your face. Yuna wait mek APC begin kill yuna jisnor. Den scatterization na Bo is a way for tell yuna tenki for vote for dem. Yuna now see natin yait


Subject: Re: Newtons Third Law of Motion
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 07:23:35 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Are you reading my mind Karmoh Moinina? The act of defacing the picture of the president was an act of Thuggery. The acts of violence which followed after the defacing of the picture of the president was an act of thuggery and neither should be condoned.


Subject: Re: Newtons Third Law of Motion
From: Bella
To: All
Date Posted: 02:26:21 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
You nar bella!


Subject: Re: Newtons Third Law of Motion
From: Albert Moinina
To: All
Date Posted: 11:51:16 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.42.21.61

Message:
"in more advanced democracies this is allowed"

Are you saying thuggery is allowed in advance countries, my learned friend? If the above statement is correct and you agree that it is not thuggery, then the APC youths response by acts of voilence should be held solely responsible.


My friend, the APC leadership has to rein in on some of their supporters. This is with all seriousness.


Subject: Re: Newtons Third Law of Motion
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:01:45 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Alieu..

Dont you try to equate and justify the act of vandalizm with the act of terrorism...

If our car was scratched by neiborhood kids..
Would you drive over their house with petrol and burn thier whole house down with the kids and family inside..
And then ask me to see your side also..cause if they had not scratched your car.. you would be at work right now and minding your business with a latte..?

Absurd..

You APC diaspora strongmen should be the FIRST to condemn acts like this..
The Kabs, the fen plaba's, the Aleius, the Foday Mansarays.. and the Jengo Stevens..
Should disassociate themselves and ask EBK to abandon the WEST SIDE BOYS mentality..

Anything else.. is blatant hypocrisy..
And a show of nar we turn, en nar we man..


Subject: Re: Newtons Third Law of Motion
From: REAL LAWYER
To: All
Date Posted: 07:50:57 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-75-53-202-20.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.202.20

Message:
Are you serious, Mr. Iscandari? How did you and the APC thugs reach the conclusion that the SLPP party was responsible for the defacing? Where is the conclusive evidence?

If there was evidence, should the crime not be prosecuted under law? What is a democracy if crimes cannot be prosecuted accordingly.


Subject: Re: Newtons Third Law of Motion
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 01:36:44 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I am kindda wondering how you got to the conclusion that I had come to the conclusion that the SLPP party was responsible for the defacing of the picture of the president. I have no present recollection of ever having come to that conclusion. Pure speculation on your part?

However since you have wrongly accused me of coming to that conclusion, then I must ask you whether or not you believe that in BO deep in the heart of SLPP country, anyone other than an SLPP supporter would deface the picture of the APC president.

Here lies the problem. A large part of our nation is intent on causing destabilsation in our economy, our cities and towns and no amount of logic would have them see that a wrong however small it may be, created a swell of anger which precipitated the alleged retaliatory onslaught against the SLPP. FIRST UNTO THYSELF BE TRUTHFUL.


Subject: Re: Newtons Third Law of Motion
From: Bloody Hypocrite
To: All
Date Posted: 07:37:20 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-69-204-133-167.nycap.res.rr.com at 69.204.133.167

Message:
This Aliue chap is a bloody hypocrite and a slimy character. Yesterday he was all up in his tribal tirade against Southeasterners. now he wants people to believe he is decent. The guy is just despicable


Subject: Re: Newtons Third Law of Motion
From: Issa
To: All
Date Posted: 09:06:12 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-132-190-33.range81-132.btcentralplus.com at 81.132.190.33

Message:
Well said


Subject: Re: SO APC IS PRIMITIVE AND BACKWARD? - For Iscandri
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 06:28:29 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
this is what we warned you about during the elections. A thug is a thug. they will never change. There is a strong thuggish component in APC which is hellbent on causing mayhem in that country. If Ernest does not stop them, We are finished.


Subject: Re: SO APC IS PRIMITIVE AND BACKWARD? - For Iscandri
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 02:06:31 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.249.160

Message:
The act itself is criminal damage and the Police should have investigated the matter. It is not APC party business to take the law into their own hands.

APC be very careful - if you cannot run a country please call on consultants to help you before it is too late. You have just been in power for less than a year and you do not seem to have your acts together. Is it gbose gbose you only know.


Subject: Re: SO APC IS PRIMITIVE AND BACKWARD? - For Iscandri
From: MEDKAY
To: All
Date Posted: 06:30:52 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 167.red-83-52-119.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 83.52.119.167

Message:
Its better to have gbose gbose and made sierra leonean feels like being a sierra leonean than be a tribalist and war monger,you puta de madre hijos to you mahatma


Subject: Re: SO APC IS PRIMITIVE AND BACKWARD? - For Iscandri
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 09:18:33 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
HEAR THE IDIOT


Subject: Re: SO APC IS PRIMITIVE AND BACKWARD? - For Iscandri
From: Issa
To: All
Date Posted: 09:09:41 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-132-190-33.range81-132.btcentralplus.com at 81.132.190.33

Message:
Sierra Leoneans who wsih the best for Sierra Leone will not advocate gbose gbose.


Subject: Re: SO APC IS PRIMITIVE AND BACKWARD? - For Iscandri
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 06:56:20 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Medkay why do you have to insult mahatma's mother and children. Why dont write that in english. You owe him an apology. We can agree to disagree but be civil. Sierra Leone is a democracy.

I do not blame Ernest for everything but he needs to stand up and arrest the lawless and gbose gbose thugs. Where were the soko bana and these gbosse gbose thugs when RUF was rampaging in Freetown in 1999. Under their beds hiding.


Subject: APC'S MANDATE IS REAL: PLEASE DON'T SABOTAGE IT!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 23:13:27 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
If you so thoroughly detest the president, just hang on till 2012 and work, within the constitution, to get back the presidency.
Definition of Democracy: One party wins, the others lose, but the country wins...and the musical chairs continue.


Subject: Re: APC'S MANDATE IS REAL: PLEASE DON'T SABOTAGE IT!
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:46:15 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Why would anyone doubt the mandate APC was handed by the people?

Fen Plaba.. All jokes aside..
You doubt My commitment to Nation..?
You doubt Bra Kamara's commitment to nation..?
You Doubt bra Envy's commitment to nation..?
Yo udoubt bra Sheku's or Sylvia's.

Why is it so painful when its your own man..?
Is it cause you both share the same heritage..?

Is your short term memory in short supply..?
Was it just not a fortnight ago.. on this forum we where ...hearing..

Kabbah this.. Berewapi.. Chronic ash-tray-ologist..?
Too old.. He was distributing money at the gate..
We even got to to the level of Watermelon politics..
We got to the "Well the pa dey pack for go".

We, YES US GREENIES...
Took it in stride.. showed blazing sportmanship..
Berewah was called all kina names.. from borbor belleh..to chain smoker to sleepmonger..
No one person here who leans green called the opossing side tribalist..

Unu lef this idol worship thing..
If the man dey form.. unu fus tell am..
Just as my marketing slogan says..
If hose nor sell you.. trit nogo buy you...

Obai.. if you read here..
Bra noto fityeye.. But action.. is needed..
Especially when it comes to ones close to you..

APC task force rumor is 4 weeks old..
Publicly disassociate yourself from west side boys mentality and have them all arrrested and tried.
Or they will draw you down with them in thier wicked acts and human rights abuses against innocent Sierra Leonean.

How can we progress where just with a change of government people are not allowed to criticise the head of state anymore, or stand up to the governement of the day..?

What would the jay leno's of this world be if they lived in Sierra Leone..??


Subject: Re: APC'S MANDATE IS REAL: PLEASE DON'T SABOTAGE IT!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 15:00:18 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Candido, I do not doubt your commitment to God and Country. I consider you, Bra Enviable, Kamara, Sheku...and even my sweet Worworliwor as great Sierra Leoneans and that is no joke.

I however believe, with every fiber of my beign, that your party, the SLPP, has embraced a policy of power-at-all-cost-by-all-means-necessary mentality. And it is sad that you fellas in green coveralls are uncritically enabling this policy. I think a few palm fronds must have gotten into your green eyes. Just as you believe that there are monsters in the APC, so do we believe that there are mischief-makers and seditious vultures on the SLPP side who would kill, maim and slash and burn to get their claws back into State House.

About the elections: C'mon man, we all blasted the other party's icons with glee, didn't we? Berewa, Ernest, Kabba, Sam Sumana were all roasted on the forum. Even poor Pa Shaki was dragged from his grave by the SLPP to be pilloried. Infact I remember Sheku Kallon toxically saying that SI Koroma was a Temne Nazi bent on exterminating the Mendes. And can we ever forget the infamous Professor Sia Tiyaama who used this forum as a propaganda bata to spread vile lies against Ernest Bai Koroma?

We are not afraid of criticism at all. Go ahead: Throw te kitchen sink at us. My beef is that actions and vicious campaigns that have a deleterious effect on the nation's unity are not challenged.


Subject: Re: APC'S MANDATE IS REAL: PLEASE DON'T SABOTAGE IT!
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 15:09:27 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
It would help us greenies if you pound out where SLPP party and supporters here and on the ground have acted in anyway you describe above..

"mischief-makers and seditious vultures on the SLPP side who would kill, maim and slash and burn to get their claws back into State House."

"actions and vicious campaigns"

I have nto seen it..
I am of the opinion that they are even been sheepish while thier rights are been trampled..

And they are not raising enough bro haha..

From sackings to ministers house arrest to harrasment at lungi to beatings to bo town mischief.. to cleaning day to .. nothernization to appointments of MP's to portfolio, termination of contracts for bank governor midterm to .. man e too borku the willful and extra judicial advantage that has been metted on the greenies..

But dont burn our village for ernest cardboard cutout..
E do so bo unu sef..


Subject: Re: APC'S MANDATE IS REAL: PLEASE DON'T SABOTAGE IT!
From: kammara
To: All
Date Posted: 05:46:37 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
They dont detest the president .They detest incompetence. having comiited our nation to a multimillion contract APC has discovered they cant cover the costs of providing electriciy. DUH, could have told them years before. you hand the whole thing to an established electricity company like Tanzania did.

We do not have to worry, APc will implode.


Subject: For Mahatma Re: Crime and Police.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 22:37:32 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-231-103-134.washdc.east.verizon.net at 96.231.103.134

Message:
Mahatma, thank you for your observation in the following: "Your narrative is analogous to the police force without criminals. The functionality of any modern society needs the right and the wrong to function as a modern society. Why have the police if there are no criminals? Why have laws if there is order? The world entire is not right - it can only function if there is wrong and right!!"
Let me start by observing that except that is your take on it. But in my view, there is no analogy between what I wrote and your observation. Nonetheless, you posed an involving observation. This is a topic discussed in Sociology, Philosophy (Ethics,) and Theology to name a few. However, I do not have ample time to address you thoroughly and in an organized fashion.
However, I would say that the existence of crime and order or criminals and Police is not what makes a society function as a modern society but the growth of civilization, whereby focus of life is redirected to the use of the brain to promote development in religion: the shaping and molding of moral and ethical conducts, development in Scientific research and innovation towards manufacturing essentials to promote and make life known, easier and for a better Interplanetary co-existence.
The promotion of education, Science, travel or inter-cultural cooperation is what makes the functionality of a modern society possible in a modern sense of the word.

Let us remember that History is divided into the Dark Ages, the Middle Ages and the Modern Age.
The Dark Ages was a period marked by lack of education, where barbarism, savagism and the lack of development in Science permeated in the brutality that existed during that time. Thus lawlessness was the order of the day whereby, survival of the fittest was the order of the day. During this time people lived on herbs, killed each other and low-class animals or got killed by others and animals. People walked thousands of miles, had no stable abode, no cultural identification, no verbal languages as such no laws. In fact, this period was preceded or intertwined if you will, in a period known as the Stone Age when mankind used stones to skin their animals, and started using animal skins to dress themselves.
The Middle Ages was also another period when the development was not so improved in that there were so many wars, less scientific advancements until when certain minds saw the need for democratic practices as opposed to say the Feudal System in say, Europe, where you had the society divided in a hierarchical setting. Here too the society functioned against the will of many who revolted.
However, it is important to note that the prevalence of crime is what has slowed the development human brain would have achieved. Look in any society, community or setting if you will, that has high crime rate, you would find out that development in such a community is lower than a community with lower crime rate.
Even in creation we learned that Adam and Eve were able to realize their nakedness after they had broken a law. If it is avoidable, society would have done away with crime. And should this happen development will shoot Northwards. But why is it unavoidable at the moment is because the understanding that is necessary for this to happen has not yet prevailed. This is so because humans have stages of brain capabilities and understanding. When you study Id, Ego and Superego, you would understand where I am coming from. As humans are differentiated from animals through the possession of conscience so is it true that humans have different mental stages based on their conscience level or mental balance or imbalance.
I do agree that right and wrong do exist is society but because of this existence is not what makes society function as modern. Society is modern because mankind has put the brain to work, starting from the Renaissance to help reduce the sufferings and misunderstanding or the lack of understanding that existed in the Dark Ages. Society is now more organized to ensure the reduction of crime and brutality as it existed then. Then a man can jump on another at first sight or because they are different. Then just that a baby is born different he or she could be thrown in the bush. But as Science improved, people began knowing about the human Anatomical and Physiological make-up to prevent such misunderstanding or an act. Today a man’s head can speak and many will not freak-out because they have scientific understanding. Nonetheless, it is fair to say that the development of the human mind, in scientific understanding defer as the conscience differ. In which case, so many can get freaked-out because their understanding of science or civilization has not well developed. Therefore, there existence and to the coexistence of crime and Police is possible only because history has thought us that mankind is liable to change for the better. But these who commit crimes as considered unfit to live in society and among the civilized who obey the law therefore, they are imprisoned to keep them at bay, separated from society.
I do not have much time but I will be ready to go into to if need be.
Good night.


Subject: Re: For Mahatma Re: Crime and Police.
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 01:25:25 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.249.160

Message:
Very interesting! Thanks for the enlightenment. Will find time to analyse your piece properly.


Subject: Re: For Mahatma Re: Crime and Police.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 17:54:00 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-231-103-134.washdc.east.verizon.net at 96.231.103.134

Message:
Any time.


Subject: SOME GLORIOUS, PATRIOTIC GIANTS OF SIERRA LEONE
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 20:33:55 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
The SLPP was really Salone's one true party, uniting patriots from all regions of the country. Now it has been hijacked by.....Oh God, it's too painful!

As we engage in heated debate about the politics of our country, let us remember that there were people who loved their country more than their tribe.


Subject: Re: SOME GLORIOUS, PATRIOTIC GIANTS OF SIERRA LEONE
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 06:14:16 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Yes , SLPp was truly the Sierra Leone party that united the nation at one time, a time when my father was minister in a govt with krios,loko, sherbro, mandingo Temne koranko etc. unfortunately this unity was destroyed when SIaki and APC hijacked the nation and Sierra Leone has regressed until today,

I wish Ernest luck. But he has to change his Bombali, Tonkolili,portloko focus and be more inclusive


Subject: Re: SOME GLORIOUS, PATRIOTIC GIANTS OF SIERRA LEONE
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 11:35:03 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.249.160

Message:
It all began from the jealousy of Charles margai's father - Alber margai. He brought disrepute in the party by cha;llenging his half-brother, the late Sir Milton Margai. Charles Margai came from bad-blood that caused Milton Margai to be discourage and later died regretting he was a half-brother to Alber margai, charles' father.


Subject: Re: SOME GLORIOUS, PATRIOTIC GIANTS OF SIERRA LEONE
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 09:37:51 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
YOU'RE WASTING TIME DRUMING THIS INTO THEIR THUGISH HEADS; FOR THEY WOULD'NT LISTEN. AS FAR AS THEY'RE CONCERNED, ANY ONE OPPOSED TO THEIR THUGGERY IS A TRIBALIST. BUT IF I MAY ASK; WHO'S THE REAL TRIBALIST? IS IT THE ONE THAT FORMS A NATIONALLY REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT OR ONE WHOSE GOVERNMENT COMPRISE ONLY PEOPLE FROM BOMBALI AND NEIGHBOURING SUBURBS


Subject: Re: SOME GLORIOUS, PATRIOTIC GIANTS OF SIERRA LEONE
From: NAR WAY U CHAM BONGA ADE
To: All
Date Posted: 02:30:49 03/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
NAR WAY U CHAM BONGA ADE!
YOU ARE A REAL MUNKU BY PAKIT, YOU UNCOUTH AND UNWASHED TRIBALIST.


Subject: Re: SOME GLORIOUS, PATRIOTIC GIANTS OF SIERRA LEONE
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 21:19:56 02/28/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-75-185-116-235.insight.res.rr.com at 75.185.116.235

Message:
Eventualy,what might be needed in Sierra Leone is an Independent Movement of well-meaning,patriotic,non-regionalist sane thinking citizens who are neither APC nor SLPP.The rivalry between the two parties is so unhealthy that its impact could stir up un-necessary instability.


Subject: BRA ENVIABLE & THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP
From: Brabanxx
To: All
Date Posted: 20:28:15 02/28/08 ()
Email Address: Brabanxx@aol.com
Entered From: c-68-44-34-38.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 68.44.34.38

Message:
Bra Enviable writes: "If the SLPP can be attacked in Bo town, then the APC is letting it be known that only a suicidal opposition can toy with the lunacy of campaigning in the North, where the ruling APC awaits its rivals with hellfire."

Bra Enviable,I am being inclined to start losing all respect for you. You are gradually moving towards the realms of absurdity. Your posits on the forum lately will only widen the political chasm already created in that beautiful land of ours. Where were you when the APC then in opposition was not allowed to enter and campaign in some parts in the south and east? Ernest and Margai then in opposition were ambushed on their way to Kailahun. Did I hear you whispher that was not important! Your continued blaming game sicks my stomach. The mayor of Bo has been arrested for inciting SLPP supporters. As we bask in the euphoria of the goodies the west has accorded us, please let us be careful of we mete summary judgements on the people and government of Sierra Leone.
Our youths are unemployed; there is no hope in the tunnel for the hopeless nor is there rest for the weary. They will take advantage of the least opportunity that streams by to pilfer. Some of them see such acts as victory for the subalterns. This hopelessness did not just manifest itself because the APC is now in power. What we are witnessing is the result of years of neglect of the the people by the SLPP. You and I have been fortunate to refer to the west as our domicile. At this point in the history of our nation we should endeavour to educate our peolpe about the advantages of plurarity and co-existence in the country, and also suggest on their behalf in the most candid manner programs that will bridge the divide and assuage their fears rather than fanning the flames of discord as exhibitted in your postings. Bra E, I want you to enjoin me to promote peace in this forum and through out the length and breadth of the lion mountains.


Subject: Re: BRA ENVIABLE & THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP
From: IS THAT THE REAL ISSUE?
To: All
Date Posted: 06:32:21 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-75-53-202-20.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.202.20

Message:
Fellow, Look at the issues.

A photograph is defaced with some paint.

Does this justify the kind of mob action including arson, assault, etc by APC thugs?

People spray graffiti in the west on walls all the time and deface pictures. If the Republicans were destroying the offices of democrats and beating up democratic mayors?

Fellow, look at the issue in terms of law and order. If someone defaces a portrait, allow the Police to investigate and arrest those who do the defacing. What is so complex about that?


Subject: Re: BRA ENVIABLE & THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 07:27:11 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Yoiu are right there is nothing sio complex about allowing the police to investigate and arrest for vandalism those who defaced the picture of the president. In my opinion this should be allowable political speech. However the act of defacing the picture was the first act of thuggery that precipitated the second act of thuggery which was the mob attack. The second may not have occurred but for the first. WE MUST WITH ONE VOICE CONDEMN BOTH ACTS AS NOT BEING IN THE INTERST OF PEACE AN TRANQUILITY


Subject: Re: BRA ENVIABLE & THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 09:51:11 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: saloneman@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
WHAT ARRANT NONSENSE, MR ALIEU ISCANDRI. YOU'RE SUBTLY JUSTIFYING THE VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR OF YOUR PARTY THUGS. COUNT ME OUT MISTER, WE'RE NOT FOOLED.


Subject: Re: BRA ENVIABLE & THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP
From: IS THAT THE REAL ISSUE?
To: All
Date Posted: 08:34:36 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-75-53-202-20.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.202.20

Message:
But where is the firm evidence regarding

1. Person A - who defaced the picture

2. That said Person A is a member of the SLPP - even that is insufficient.

3. That Person A defaced the picture for political motive - there you'd have to prove motive.

4. That said political motive (protest) is illegal/proscribed/proscribeable according to the constitution and laws of SL.

5. That said person A was caused to deface said portrait by an official policy by SLPP authorities - evidence must be produced.

6. Said Person A was not prosecutable under the laws of SL

Even then, C'mon Mr. Iscandari. The act of thuggery by the APC is not justified and a simple condemnation from you will make a massive difference.


Subject: Re: BRA ENVIABLE & THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 15:02:06 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Without going to the merits of your argument which I must say are arguable, I must first commend you for your civility and the manner in which you put forth your points. I urge you to revisit all of my posts withregards to this matter and what you will find is my general condemnation of all acts of violence by ALL parties involved. Of course the alleged reaction of the APC supporters if true was uncalled for and it was tantamount to killing a fly with a shotgun.

All of this not withstanding, the act of vandalism ewas the act that precipitated the subsequent acts of violence. The fact of the matter is that if we are to be fair under the circumstances, we must condemn all of these acts regardless of which one of them we beileve was the more serious of the two.

I abhor violence unless it is intended to protect the lives of my family members or my self


Subject: Re: BRA ENVIABLE & THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 11:05:43 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.79.185

Message:
Alieu, from what I've gathered here, you will never be able to make these guys understand what you're saying. They're either blatantly refusing to accept any logical explanation for peace or are bent on doing what's most important to them ie TAUNTING AND THEN BLAME THE REPERCUSSION ON THE APC.

Once these people got a point where they stand to receive little sympathy from others, they will dwell on that untill it becomes monotonous before seeking other spot to stir trouble (TYPICAL SLPP). The aim of the SLPP is to see a return back to the dark days of anarchy. They're not in opposition to effect development instead doing all they can to see the APC fail at the cost of our country.

Alieu, you've done your best to promote peace and understanding on this forum, but thats all you can do.


Subject: Re: BRA ENVIABLE & THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:53:18 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Wasting your time..
Not that he did not end at your exact conclusion..
He did.. but it is the Cocorioko mentality..

You know..

A beat of 5 percent is a landslide.

Libyan res was sold to ghana..

Ernest did not know anything.. he just decended from heaven..

Sylvia is a witch.. she eats babies..

APC..Whose APC..?THE "NEW" APC.

Tribalist... tribalist......southeasterner tribalist..

Sabotage...

ON the very fron t page of cocorioko.. they printed shekito's wicked nonsense..and even when the whole contry protested.. no retraction..
No sanction..

Why would there be an entity named APC task force..?
WHY OH WHY..?
WHY..?

I thought the WEST SIDE BOYS where disbanded by British paratroopers..?


Subject: Re: BRA ENVIABLE & THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP
From: Please
To: All
Date Posted: 07:39:53 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-69-204-133-167.nycap.res.rr.com at 69.204.133.167

Message:
Oh shut up tribalist Iscandari


Subject: Thanks CANDID OPINION
From: Kalos
To: All
Date Posted: 20:18:38 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-231-210-12.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.210.12

Message:
I bought a $20 calling card from your business web site last night. I am thrilled to report it is not just another
card; it is the best I have used in years. It accurately provided the minutes as stated, the connections were
excellent and I will not hesitate to promote your business to all my friends.

I see a lot of Curt Rosengren in you because you are doing " what you love, work really, really hard, be patient, be
persistent, be open, work really, really hard some more, and the money will follow."

Good luck, Candid O!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Subject: Re: Thanks CANDID OPINION
From: Candid Opinion - No customent shall feel lek men pikin.
To: All
Date Posted: 21:36:44 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
Bra Kalos...
Gracias mi amigo..

You dont know how happy i am..
2 of my custaments called me earlier about connection issues...
I was going to wondering the whole net and maybe not sleep soundly cause a product i stand by was not performing as i gave my word it would.. but with your comment.. man heart cold lek koroma electric fridge...

Word of mouth bra..

I just want to thank you for that..

A friend of mine's uncle died in Guinea...
He called me and i gave and wanted to call la-guinea.

I gave him 2 pin.. one for salone ...one for guinea...
While he was driving..

Let me see rebtel beat that kind of community service...customer service.. mobile delivery..or it takes a village mentality..

Even ONSTAR aint got nothing on me..


Subject: SALONE WAR-CORRECTION FOR ALIEU ISCANDARI
From: EYE-WITHNESS
To: All
Date Posted: 17:46:48 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: proxy2.messagelabs.net at 216.82.251.227

Message:
ALIEU THIS IS WHAT I WITHNESSED AND SAW WITH MY OWN EYES.NO HARD FEELING FOR THE SAKE OF HISTORICAL FACTS.

ALIEU SAID......"Clearly we all know that the first shot in the now infamous RUF rebel war, was fired in your neighborhood in Buedu in the Kailahun District".

YOU ARE WRONG SIR,FIRST SHOT WAS FIRED IN SHENGI VILLAGE CLOSED TO BOMARU IN THE KAILAHUN DISTRICT .IT STARTED AS A CROSS BORDER RAID IN WHICH SHEEPS,GOATS AND SOME WOMEN WERE CAPTURED AND TAKEN OVER INTO LIBERIA ON MARCH 21.NO DEPLOYMENT OF "SIERRA LEONE SOJA" WERE IN SHENGI.

MARCH 23-"SIERRA LEONE SOJA" WERE ON MUSTER PARADE WHEN THE ACTUAL ATTACKED TOOK PLACE THAT LEFT TWO OFFICE DEAD-CAPTAIN FODAY SESAY AND LIEUTENANT KARGBO.THIS ATTACKS WERE INITIALLY CARRIED OUT BY LIBERIAN-SPEAKING NPFL FIGHTERS WHO ALLEDGED THAT THE OFFICERS OWED THEM MONEY FOR A CAR WHICH WAS SOLD TO THEM.

I ARRIVED AT THE SCENE THE SAME DAY WITH A RE-ENFORCEMENT LED BY CAPT. KELLY CONTEH TO WITHNESS AN EVENT THAT CHANGED MY ENTIRE LIFE AND THE HISTORY OF OUR BEAUTIFULL COUNTRY.I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT DAY.



Subject: Re: SALONE WAR-CORRECTION FOR ALIEU ISCANDARI
From: Liar, liar, pants on fire
To: All
Date Posted: 20:10:22 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
I think you are making up stuff, Mr. Eyewitness. I think you are just respinning an urban legend with a little mre bang and clangs. You probably were running for dear life after the shots were fired.


Subject: Re: SALONE WAR-CORRECTION FOR ALIEU ISCANDARI
From: EYE-WITHNESS
To: All
Date Posted: 21:58:18 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-12-16.washdc.dsl-w.verizon.net at 71.178.12.16

Message:
SIR/MADAM, I WAS NOT TALKING TO YOU.BY THE WAY I WAS NOT THERE WHEN THE FIRST SHOT WAS FIRED,BUT I CAN AUTHORATIVELY TELL YOU WHERE AND WHEN THE FIRST SHOT WAS FIRED.

I AM NOT GOING TO EVEN SPEND MY PRECIOUS TIME DEBATING THIS MATTER WITH YOU, BECAUSE FOR YOU TO SAY I AM RESPINNING AN URBAN LEGENG ,IS A MANIFESTATION THAT YOU DON'T EVEN RESPECT THE LIVES OF THE INNOCENT SIERRA LEONEANS THAT BLED AND DIED DURING THE WAR.

MY GOD HAVE MERCY UPON YOU AND MAY THE SOULS OF OUR INNOCENT PEOPLE REST IN PEACE.

CROSS CHECK MY ACCOUNT WITH THE ARMY OR ANY SENIOR OFFICER, WHO KNOWS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE WAR.


Subject: Re: SALONE WAR-CORRECTION FOR ALIEU ISCANDARI
From: BLIND WITNESS
To: All
Date Posted: 09:41:29 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
"BY THE WAY I WAS NOT THERE WHEN THE FIRST SHOT WAS FIRED"

So where were you?

"BUT I CAN AUTHORATIVELY TELL YOU WHERE AND WHEN THE FIRST SHOT WAS FIRED."

How can you tell WHERE and WHEN if your above statement says you were NOT there WHEN the first shot was fired?


Subject: Re: SALONE WAR-CORRECTION FOR ALIEU ISCANDARI
From: EYE WITHNESS
To: All
Date Posted: 11:40:46 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: proxy2.messagelabs.net at 216.82.251.227

Message:
I CAN TELL AUTHORATIVELY WHERE AND WHEN THE FIRST SHOT WAS FIRED BECAUSE I WAS PART OF THE FIRST RE-INFORCEMENT THAT ARRIVED AT THE SCENCE WHEN DARU-MOA BARRACKS GOT THE SITUATION REPORT ABOUT THE ATTACKED THAT TOOK PLACE THAT MORNING AT BOMARU.

WE ARRIVED THEIR AND CARED FOR THE WOUNDED SOLDIERS,MIB AND MPS INTERROGATED THE SOLDIERS THAT SURVIVED THE ATTACK AND TRANSPORTED THE TWO DEAD OFFICERS AND WOUNDED SOLDIER TO DARU BARRACKS.

I AM NOT GOING TO RESPOND TO ANY OF YOUR COMMENTS ANYMORE.


Subject: Re: SALONE WAR-CORRECTION FOR ALIEU ISCANDARI
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 12:09:39 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.249.160

Message:
It is important that you educate your detractor. As humans we all have different ways of probing - some do it tactfully and some with arrogance. When one encounters the arrogant, keep your cool and respond with sincerity - that way they will go back into their shells. Never runaway from what you believe. You have done us all a service by explaining your true account on the issue. Stay blessed!!


Subject: SLPP UNDER KABBAH FAILED
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 16:26:16 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.249.160

Message:
APC being stupid are playing into the hands of the greed and selfish loosers in the SLPP who thought they had the country for themselves. I am SLPP but very ashamed that some of the actions by some of our pseudo-party members who were also pseudo-APC members are attempting to derail the relative peace our people enjoy.

The APC, if they have sense at all should understand that they have within their rank and file traitors ready to cause mayhem thinking they will benefit from the chaos they are constructing. The APC has to control and educate its members in the so-called task forces to be calm and civil - you cannot win by responding to provocations from my party losers.

APC use the laws to govern and not violence - educate the people about what the real issues are and not through malaise.

We failed the country and through stealth, the hand of God played in for us to lose an election all believe we won. APC wake up and change your ways - fire cannot put out fire. We need the sanity of our country for we love our country.


Subject: WAS HINGA NORMAN CONVICTED FOR WAR CRIMES
From: OBSERVER
To: All
Date Posted: 16:15:50 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: proxy2.messagelabs.net at 216.82.251.227

Message:
WAS HINGA NORMAN CONVICTED FOR WAR CRIMES? CAN SOMEBODY ANSWER MY HONEST QUESTIONS? IF HE WAS CONVICTED BY THE INTERNATIONAL COURT WHY IS OUR GOVERNMENT THINKING ABOUT HONORING HIM.

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE ALLEGATIONS BROUGHT AGAIN HIM?

PLEASE DON'T POLITICISED OR TRIBALISED MY QUESTIONS,I KNOW WHAT SOME OF YOU GUYS ARE CAPABLE OF DOING IN THIS FORUM.BAMBA LANS KAMARA,IF YOU READ THIS CAN YOU EDUCATE ME PLEASE,OR ANY BODY WHO DOES NOT PLAY THE POLITICAL OR TRIBAL CARD. PLEASE LET YOU ANSWER BE FROM HISTORICAL POINT OF VIEW.


Subject: I GUESS HIS SPOKESMAN BASED IN THE U S A WILL ANSWER.
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 17:51:58 02/28/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1303w-ad03-183-93.dynamic.mts.net at 207.161.183.93

Message:
Thats the right source.


Subject: Re: I GUESS HIS SPOKESMAN BASED IN THE U S A WILL ANSWER.
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 03:49:26 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: salonegirl@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
NI, HE WAS NOT CONVICTED. THE CASE WAS NOT CONCLUDED.


Subject: is this democracy
From: truth now
To: All
Date Posted: 14:27:25 02/28/08 ()
Email Address: truth now@msn.com
Entered From: gate1-norfolk.nmci.navy.mil at 138.162.0.41

Message:
is this democracy when someoen speaks against the government they are silenced? is this democracy where apc youths are paid to cause chaos? we all want peace but how logn do you think people woudl sit down while your roll over them without justice? EBK could have been a savior if he would have spoken against the wrongs done by his own party. look at how people respect mccain he does not spare those in his camp that resort to tactics that are not respectful. for the good of the country be a president ebk. we do not need salone down the road becoming another country in africa that resorts to genocide. this is how things like that start. those of you close to ebk need to speak the truth to him. dont wait for things to get worse. i hope he is surrounding him self with different advisers not just yes men like kabba. as of now it seems like he has a whole yes man camp. and cocorioko you are a powerful newspaper. you can use your voice to get to him. in the name of holding our country together. this is 2008. these old political thugery games must stop by both sides.


Subject: QUOTE OF THE DAY
From: king loggy
To: All
Date Posted: 14:11:29 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.106.71.177

Message:
"It appears as if people from your parts of sierra leo ne do not have any "games spirit" and cant stand to lose. And when you lose, you revert to violence which you accuse the APC of fanning. But this has been the modus operandi of the cowboys from Buedu. Make war and then blame others for the war. This time around we will as a nation rsolve to excise the cancer from its roots."

Alieu Iscandari
To Bra E


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 16:08:21 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 205.148.53.200

Message:
How do you explain the game spirit of SI Koroma, AB Kamara, ABM Kamara, Gazali, CA Kamara Taylor & Thaimu Bangura to name a few.


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 17:28:13 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.106.71.211

Message:
"How do you explain the game spirit
of SI Koroma, AB Kamara, ABM Kamara,
Gazali, CA Kamara Taylor & Thaimu
Bangura to name a few."
---------------------------
"THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW"


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 19:17:22 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
"THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW"....King Loggy.
------------------------------------------------------
LOL! King Loggy, U go kill me wit laff O!
heeeheeeheee!


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 20:27:23 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Ar say me man dis loggy go mek man wan do am pan imsef with laff. "he Fierce Urgency of Now that should be the new 'QUOTE DU JOURS"


Subject: Shame on EBK
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 12:21:07 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:

APC Cry babies...
We lost..we accepted..

Now tell your highness Earnest, that just as kabbah met a bunch of frustrated, angry, bruised people and worked with them to uplift them from the pain and suffering of war...

EBK inherited an economically depraved state..
He should focus on making life better for all our people..he should take tough stance against thuggering from all.. BUT SHOULD TAKE 2 times more effort to discipline his own Party, his own base and his own household..

ROLL THEM SLEEVES UP EBK..

Sanction your younger brother..
Sanction your Resident minister south.. for leading a group of thugs to beat on the Mayor of Bo..and take on the SLPP office..
Thats the freaking MAYOR...

Sack the fool... Lawmakers and members of the executive should not be the first to take the laws onto themselves..
He should have been the one calming the situation and talking to irate APC youths.. instead of leading them into obvoius ethnic confrontation for petty vandalizm..

Imagine Jewish leaders going on a looting and killing spree everytime they encouter a swaztika on the neiborhood sidewalk....


SHAME ON APC RESIDENT MINISTER.
SHAME ON EBK.
SHAME ON EBK's younger brother for trampling on the rights of another Sierra Leonean.

SHAME on you LOT for calling that tribalism when they raised their voice to protest the increased incidents on abuse and lawlessness in our country..

What a case of shameless perpetrator playing innocent victim


Subject: Re: Shame on EBK
From: Saloneboy
To: All
Date Posted: 17:28:52 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 181-65-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.65.181

Message:
The SLPP supporters particularly the wretched tribalists should be ashamed of themselves. Woe unto these wicked tribalists who are trying to bring problems into our country. When Kabbah won two elections under the SLPP banner, nobody from the North or West defaced his face. Why will the SLPP supporters sow the seed of discord in our country.
Every patriotic Sierra leonean must stand up to prevent the SLPP plan to bring another catasthrophe in our country. Here was a governmnet that was aided with almost a billion dollars to develop Sierra Leone. What they did is for the people to live in poverty.
This APC government has broken a mafia and they still want to craw. woe betide these miscreant, if they hurt the poor they had kept in the dark during their own reign.That mafia is not having a field day. Shame on you evil BS mafia guys. Who the cap fits let him wear it!!! =
We the patriotic people of Sierra Leone are advising these sore losers especially those tribal dogs to stop from hurting Sierra Leone. It belongs to everybody. Be you Mende, temne, Limba, Krio, Sherbro, Krim, Kru, Susus, Fukkllah, Madiingo etc, etc
SLPP supporters,we have seen how you showed your palm fronds to get Foday Sankoh out of the way.
Now the people that voted the APC will not sleep if you try to steal their joy.


Subject: Re: Shame on EBK
From: Saloneboy
To: All
Date Posted: 17:28:00 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 181-65-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.65.181

Message:
The SLPP supporters particularly the wretched tribalists should be ashamed of themselves. Woe unto these wicked tribalists who are trying to bring problems into our country. When Kabbah won two elections under the SLPP banner, nobody from the North or West defaced his face. Why will the SLPP supporters sow the seed of discord in our country.
Every patriotic Sierra leonean must stand up to prevent the SLPP plan to bring another catasthrophe in our country. Here was a governmnet that was aided with almost a billion dollars to develop Sierra Leone. What they did is for the people to live in poverty.
This APC government has broken a mafia and they still want to craw. woe betide these miscreant, if they hurt the poor they had kept in the dark during their own reign.That mafia is not having a field day. Shame on you evil BS mafia guys. Who the cap fits let him wear it!!! =
We the patriotic people of Sierra Leone are advising these sore losers especially those tribal dogs to stop from hurting Sierra Leone. It belong to everybody. Be you Mende, temne, Limba, Krio, Sherbro, Krim, Kru, Susus, Fukkllah, Madiingo etc, etc
SLPP supporters,we have seen how you showed your palm fronds to get Foday Sankoh out of the way.
Now the people that voted the APC will not sleep if you try to steal their joy.


Subject: Re: Shame on EBK
From: borbor show
To: All
Date Posted: 13:20:52 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-76-244-70-58.dsl.austtx.sbcglobal.net at 76.244.70.58

Message:
Candid get a life please....u're destroying the good name and reputation of EBK....dude shame on u!!.....We all know u're an Enemy of progress/SLPP supporter...


Subject: Re: Shame on EBK
From: FORREST GUMP
To: All
Date Posted: 14:03:52 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-143-177-176.range86-143.btcentralplus.com at 86.143.177.176

Message:
BOY O BOY HERE COMETH THE NEW APC,BETTEH
FORREST


Subject: Re: Shame on EBK
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 12:52:40 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.86

Message:
Candido, if EBK's brother beats up a man of God, by all means let's have him sanctioned. If someone steals a carton of 'bonga', sanction the thief. What is Kafkaesque is that every damned thing that goes on in the wharf is turned into an opportunity for sedition by the vultures in the SLPP leadership.

Opposition does not mean opposing common sense, which seems to be the strategy of the Green party. The idea that nothing good will happen in the country unless it is authored with a green pen is...well..kinda nutty.

This is the current SLPP strategy, direct from their rule book:
U see fol kaka nar treet....Nar EBK een fault!
U go buy rotten bonga fish...Nar EBK een fault!
SLPP tiff all de kontri een Akara moni....Nor to we, nar EBK!
APC hussle en bring light....Nar EBK een fault because we nor get 24 hour light!
Obvious attempts by the SLPP to inflame the country and spark another kata-kata....Yep, you guessed it right. It's all Ernest's fault.
Let's call a banga tik a banga tik. These antidemocratic tactics are unworthy of SLPP. And it's not going to work. It's the ballot box or the highway!


Subject: Re: Shame on EBK
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 16:40:05 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.129.207

Message:
The talk of SLPP will stay in the wilderness of power is fast becoming a reality.

They don't realise this yet, but they're slowly eroding the foundation of the party by concentrating all their efforts in trying to sabotage the APC. They've forgotten that today's soceity is much more awaken to things that happen around them and consider only the fruitful ones and can distinguish between propaganda and reality. Enemies of progress are always good at putting you down once you're considered to be heading in the right direction, but good people are always rewarded handsomely.

But all these things the SLPP are portraying is in itself a blessing in disguise for the government as any development mustered by this government will be rewarded by the electorates. Let the SLPP spend more time, money and energy to defame, incite violence and ignore their legal responsibility and waite for goodwill gesture from the voting populace they will have themselves to blame.


Subject: Re: Shame on EBK
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 13:42:07 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 205.148.53.200

Message:
when you are in power , you take the credit when things go well and get blamed when things go bad. unfortunately for APC they have have not done anything concrete so far. it was Ernest who promised to bring uninterrrupted electricity in 90 days. Do not blame us for criticizing him when he cant bring uniterupted light. Nobody asked him make the pledge.

it is easy to make promises when in the oppostion. Delivering goods is more difficult.


Subject: MORE VIOLENCE IN SIERRA LEONE
From: BREAKING NEWS
To: All
Date Posted: 12:16:53 02/28/08 ()
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Entered From: adsl-75-53-202-20.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.202.20

Message:
The URL points to new reports on the latest violence in Bo. The New People reporter has send a very intresting reports over the latest baut of violency in Bo Cick and read.


Subject: Re: MORE VIOLENCE IN SIERRA LEONE
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 16:51:05 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.129.207

Message:
Same old people's bullshit reporting these guy are schooled to lie. If what this reporter said below is true why can't we see a picture of any broken glass or even SLPP HQ front. While I'm not denying violence took place I'm disgusted with the blatant fabrication of the New People's presence in the scene of this violence. Den craze go BO, the pipul nar hate them for den for den lie lie news.

"FROM BO, NEW PEOPLE CORRESPONDENT - As soon as I alighted from my vehicle, I went straight to the SLPP headquarters office on Fenton Road. The windows were broken, doors hung loose, papers were strewn all over the floors and scattered outside. There were people still milling around. I could have taken a picture of the scene but I did not want to draw attention to myself and compromise my identity since the Police have been authorised to arrest and deal with New People reporters because of our paper's incisive and objective look at issues."


Subject: Fen Plaba!
From: SLPP, THIS IS NOT DEMOCRACY
To: All
Date Posted: 11:27:46 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.87

Message:
The only party that barred other parties from campaigning in its own neck of the woods, the SLPP, is at it again. Yes, we have not yet forgotten what happened in Segbwema and the guest house in Bo, when your goons and hired assasins tried to 'do in' Ernest Koroma.

Democracy does not mean fanning the flames of rebellion in the hope of overturning the democratic mandate. Please oppose all you want, in courts, in parliament and in your newspapers. It's your right. Where you cross all red lines is when you transparently set a region aflame with lies and conspiracy theories in order to snatch power.

Since 1996 and especially after 2002, SLPP had a virtual monopoly on power and incompetents were stuffed into government positions to loot and pillage the treasury, simply because of parochial loyalties. The APC did not try to secede or incite a state of unrest. They waited for the ballot box to gain legitimacy. If the SLPP wants to rip the nation asunder just to grab power, then the gauntlet is thrown. We the patriots of Sierra Leone will never allow the horrors of war and terror to take hold in Salone again. 2012 is really not far away!


Subject: Re: Fen Plaba!
From: Fen Plaba
To: All
Date Posted: 11:31:33 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.87

Message:
Correction: I juxtaposed my name with the Subject. Oh well....I'm kinda exercised this afternoon.


Subject: Shame to salone press
From: Karim Bah
To: All
Date Posted: 15:49:51 02/28/08 ()
Email Address: karim.bah@gmail.com
Entered From: 87-194-48-17.bethere.co.uk at 87.194.48.17

Message:
With the exception of Awoko, the major online newspapers in salone are really not doing any good. These papers, particularly the online ones which we can access from abroad, are a shameful reminder that, the ruling class in Sierra leone, has employed the varius press houses, in their power hungry attempt to cause chaos and blod letting to our weary and poor people. The press in Sierra Leone are now shamelessly biased and propagandist with not even the slightest regard to journalistic principles..

What our people want at this stage is bread, and a better living standard where we will stop becoming the "miskina" of the world. Our people want to live in peace and for their children to live in a secure and just society..

The press in Sierra Leone are exposing themselves as part of the ruling class, who can go to unmaginable lenghths to furher their selfish and wicked anti-people agendas...and this goes to papers sympathetic to both SLPP and APC...

Stop flaring up tension and call for peace and calm and become tue watch dogs for the people. You remeber the role of the hate media's contribution to the Rwandan genocide....

Stop it and let the interests of the people be paramount and those of parochial political outfits seeking political power be condemned to the dustbin of history...Stand up to your challenge now..


Subject: Re: Shame to salone press
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 16:55:43 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.129.207

Message:
I couldn't have agree with you more, well pened.

Stay blessed.


Subject: Re: Fen Plaba!
From: Juxtaposed
To: All
Date Posted: 11:52:52 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.85.57.10

Message:
God nor day sleep for true. Nar dat make u confuse so. u wan fen plaba with half-truths.


Subject: Re: Fen Plaba!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 11:57:29 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.86

Message:
Me man, I stand by all I said. Abi ar lie?


Subject: Re: Fen Plaba!
From: Juxtaposed
To: All
Date Posted: 11:58:57 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.85.57.10

Message:
Yes u lie!!!


Subject: Re: Fen Plaba!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 12:03:07 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.86

Message:
OK Prof. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon.


Subject: Taking Sides
From: alcole
To: All
Date Posted: 10:09:34 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 69.74.168.162

Message:
Journalists are supposed to inform readers about the issues, not sway their votes. So why do newspapers still endorse candidates?


Subject: Education minister blasts parents, pupils
From: Solomom Rogers
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Date Posted: 07:29:00 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-21-180-12.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 76.21.180.12

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Education minister blasts parents, pupils



Dr Minkailu Bah, the minister of Education Youth and Sports, has blasted parents and teachers for aiding and abetting examination malpractices in schools and tertiary institutions in the country.
Reflecting on his teaching and lecturing experiences at the launching ceremony of sensitization on promoting examination ethics yesterday at the Saint Anthony Parish, Brookfields in Freetown, the minister disclosed that parents were in the habit of influencing teachers and lecturers to promote their children.
He said he had been involved in examinations at an early age to date and that he had gone through a lot of temptations but remained uncompromised.
“Girls are even worse because they chase lecturers and teachers to their houses to get pass marks,” the minister revealed.
The 6-3-3-4 system of education, he said, would be reviewed to meet the expected standard of quality education for school children throughout the country.
He noted that, “under the 6-3-3-4 system of education there is mass promotion of undeserving pupils. If I hurt anyone on my stance to improve education in Sierra Leone, say whatever you want to… but my stance remain uncompromised.”
Dr Bah said with quality education, the hope of the country was children and he encouraged parents to invest in that direction.
“Examination malpractices start from NPSE, BECE, WASSCE to tertiary institution,” he concluded. Explaining the background of the programme, the head of WAEC’s national office, Sheriff Mohamed Sapateh maintained that in 1982 five member states setup the West African Examination Council to conduct credible examinations. In recent years, he said, candidates were involved in various forms of examination malpractices, such as bringing foreign materials into the examination hall, insulting invigilators, and impersonation.


Subject: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: BRA ENVIABLE
To: All
Date Posted: 07:18:50 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
As reports filter through about political violence in Bo town, one cannot overlook the fact that the ruling APC is poised to normalize violence before the next presidential elections can even become a remote possibility. Bo town is supposedly an opposition stronghold. If the APC can recruit enough thugs to victimize the opposition within the confines of its own stronghold, how can any reasonable Sierra Leonean expect the opposition to campaign in the North? In other words, if the ruling APC can terrorize the opposition in Bo town of all places, can we expect the SLPP to even think of campaigning in the North where the APC is a law unto itself? Our democracy is on its death-bed. Now is the time for sense-driven Sierra Leoneans to stop pretending that the APC knows how to observe the rules of constitutional politics. Although communal clashes did occur during the previous presidential elections, the SLPP studiously resisted every temptation to use the instruments of national power against the opposition.


I have said it times without number that the APC is too crude for constitutional politics. A one-party state is being rebuilt in Sierra Leone, and that process will be consummated by violence against the opposition, death threats against journalists and a ring of fear thrown around the entire country. If the SLPP can be attacked in Bo town, then the APC is letting it be known that only a suicidal opposition can toy with the lunacy of campaigning in the North, where the ruling APC awaits its rivals with hellfire. The APC has reverted to one-party rule, and NOW is the time for every reasonable Sierra Leonean to see that the philistines are back. That damned country is under attack again, and political violence, like poverty, is sadly commonplace.


Subject: Re: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: tupit
To: All
Date Posted: 03:03:45 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
So there was no political violence and poverty during SLPP rule? Yu tupit mende dog.


Subject: Re: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: M. Alieu Iscandari esq
To: All
Date Posted: 07:32:00 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
You should apologise to Bra E for that comment. Its a time of healing and not for insulting people based on their tribe. BTW Bra E is a Proud Kissi man. Come on be a man say you are sorry and lets move on. Your comments were totally out of place.


Subject: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: BRA ENVIABLE
To: All
Date Posted: 07:03:56 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
As reports filter through about political violence in Bo town, one cannot overlook the fact that the ruling APC is poised to normalize violence before the next presidential elections can even become a remote possibility. Bo town is supposedly an opposition stronghold. If the APC can recruit enough thugs to victimize the opposition within the confines of its own stronghold, how can any reasonable Sierra Leonean expect the opposition to campaign in the north? In other words, if the ruling APC can terrorize the opposition in Bo town of all places, can we expect the SLPP to even think of campaigning in the North where the APC is a law unto itself? Our democracy is on its death-bed. Now is the time for sense-driven Sierra Leoneans to stop pretending that the APC knows how to observe the rules of constitutional politics. Although communal clashes did occur during the previous presidential elections, the SLPP studiously resisted every temptation to use the instruments of national power against the opposition.

I have said it times without number that the APC is too crude for constitutional politics. A one-party state is being rebuilt in Sierra Leone, and that process will be consummated by violence against the opposition, death threats against journalists and a ring of fear thrown around the entire country. If the SLPP can be attacked in Bo town, then the APC is letting it be known that only a suicidal opposition can toy with the lunacy of campaigning in the North, where the ruling APC awaits its rivals with hellfire. The APC has reverted to one-party rule, and NOW is the time for every reasonable Sierra Leonean to see that the philistines are back. That damn country is under attack again, and political violence, like poverty, is sadly commonplace.


Subject: Re: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 10:50:30 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Bra E,
You are losing respect from those of us who have built up a tremendous respect for you over the years. You are losing your nationalistic flavor and becoming another "Kailahun court barri partisan". I am in constant touch with people in sierra leone and my ears in Bo have told me that the genesis of the problem in Bo was the apparent attack by supporters of the SLPP on a picture of the President. As I understand it the picture was defaced by SLPP supporters and this act got members of teh APC angry. In my humble opinion the defacing of the image of the President is "Political speech" and in more advanced democracies this is allowed. However, it is further my opinion that the SLPP is in the throes of fermenting discontent in its areas of influence in order to raise issues which it could use as political capital to ferment another war. Clearly we all know that the first shot in the now infamous RUF rebel war, was fired in your neighborhood in Buedu in the Kailahun District. FYI just in case you think that we have forgoten this salient fact.

Your diatribe and negatively infectious speech could stir the cauldron for another putsch and this time around it better not come from your neighborhood in Buedu because Sierra Leone will no longer TOLERATE anothr blood shedding orchestrated by the same charlattans who are now presently fanning the winds of war and malcontent.

It appears as if people from your parts of sierra leo ne do not have any "games spirit" and cant stand to lose. And when you lose, you revert to violence which you accuse the APC of fanning. But this has been the modus operandi of the cowboys from Buedu. Make war and then blame others for the war. This time around we will as a nation rsolve to excise the cancer from its roots.

My advise to this president is to uproot the evil that comes from your neighborhood with the necessary force that will preclude its future occurence. If Mr. President dares to wink then Sierra Leone will be plunged iinto anther fracas courtesy of those like you who see the truth and pass on it for partisan purposes.

Stay Blessed brother, still love you as my very own BRA E.


Subject: Re: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: EYE -WITHNESS (CORRECTION)
To: All
Date Posted: 17:25:23 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: proxy2.messagelabs.net at 216.82.251.227

Message:
ALIEU SAID......"Clearly we all know that the first shot in the now infamous RUF rebel war, was fired in your neighborhood in Buedu in the Kailahun District".
YOU ARE WRONG SIR,FIRST SHOT WAS FIRED IN SHENGI VILLAGE CLOSED TO BOMARU IN THE KAILAHUN DISTRICT .IT STARTED AS A CROSS BORDER RAID IN WHICH SHEEPS,GOATS AND SOME WOMEN WERE CAPTURED AND TAKEN OVER INTO LIBERIA ON MARCH 21.NO DEPLOYMENT OF "SIERRA LEONE SOJA" WERE IN SHENGI.

MARCH 23-"SIERRA LEONE SOJA" WERE ON MUSTER PARADE WHEN THE ACTUAL ATTACKED TOOK PLACE THAT LEFT TWO OFFICE DEAD-CAPTAIN FODAY SESAY AND LIEUTENANT KARGBO.THIS ATTACKS WERE INITIALLY CARRIED OUT BY LIBERIAN-SPEAKING NPFL FIGHTERS WHO ALLEDGED THAT THE OFFICERS OWED THEM MONEY FOR A CAR WHICH WAS SOLD TO THEM.

I ARRIVED AT THE SCENE THE SAME DAY WITH A RE-ENFORCEMENT LED BY CAPT. KELLY CONTEH TO WITHNESS AN EVENT THAT CHANGED MY ENTIRE LIFE AND THE HISTORY OF OUR BEAUTIFULL COUNTRY.I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT DAY.


Subject: Re: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: BRA ENVIABLE
To: All
Date Posted: 13:29:24 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ems0202onestp14.gsu.edu at 131.96.74.69

Message:
Alphaa Alieu, Kabor. E tay we talk via phone. Ow dee bodi?
Bra, you certainly know better than the widely insane comments written above. Assuming that SLPP supporters did deface the president's picture, such an act should have never provoked bloodletting encounters--at least, not so in civilized politics, that is! As a lawyer living in a democracy, you know quite well that "touching" the picture of an opponent constitutes free speech. This is even more understandable when the act is effected by civilians.
As for the veiled threats against Kailahun district, I can only say that the vitriol in those comments readily typefies the aversion you hold against Southeasterners. If you really want to prevent the outbreak of another war, blood-spilling over minor incidents like "picture touching" should be discouraged, not justified. Attacking the SLPP inside Bo town is a brazen declaration of hostilities. I wonder what your lawyerly mind will make of a similar act involving SLPP supporters in action against the APC in Makeini or Magburaka.
Alphaa Alieu, the APC is on the war path, and ignoring that fact constitutes unashamed hypocrisy. Bashing Kailahun, or the Southeast in gegneral, is a sport you love to play. This time though, you overplayed your hand by taking me along with you!


Subject: Re: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq.
To: All
Date Posted: 20:00:33 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Bra E if you would notice, I started my piece by acknowledging the fact that defacing the picture of the president may be allowable political speech in more mature democracies and it is and should be allowed. However in emerging democracies such as ours, particularly a post conflict environment where passions run wild, shuld be discouraged. For the same reason you cannot shout "Fire" in a crowded theartre. Our environment is a crowded theatre where the slightest provocation may take turns that not preferable. I abhor the violence that has taken place so far, but that it is taking place in BO is more ominous since this kind of violence would easily spill over and become something else with the provincial theatre.

And with regards to the so called "veilled threat" against the Kailahun district, I think that my posting may have been misconstrued. I believe that if any wanton violence were to erupt from Kailahun or any other part of sierra leone, which may injure our people, I can count on you and I being on the same side. I did not of course mean to single out Kailahun and any apparent disrespect is regretted.

On the issue of the APC being on the war path, I believe that you are mistaken and lending your voice to the cacophony of of noise advocating dooms day under the APC, is doing a disservice to your reputation which you have earned amongst us.

Bash Kailahun? Or the Southeast? Hell naw not me I have too many brothers from that neighborhod to bash them. I just want all of us to come together for the general good of the " Land that we love"


Subject: Re: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 05:33:55 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.13.173.143

Message:
Mr Iscandari, Reading your piece gives me a sense of peace to know that we have learned people like you who vastly understand the struggle of our country and you're literarily bending backwards to ensure other people see the all important need to unite our country. It is disheartening to note that other equally learned individuals like Bra E still prefered region and tribe to national unity.

I believe this is the best opportunity for all Sierra Leoneans to come together and make strides for improvements and unify the country after all that has happened to this country.

My brother please do not be discouraged from keeping up the good work, though the good work takes time to be acknowledged but it can only be rewarded with good name.


Subject: Re: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: Alieu can u read?
To: All
Date Posted: 11:36:45 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-69-204-133-167.nycap.res.rr.com at 69.204.133.167

Message:
If you can, go to this Awoko website and come back on your miserable hands and knees to appologize to Bra Enviable someone who is far above your being.

http://awoko.org/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=2065&cntnt01returnid=15


Subject: Re: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: TALK HALF LEF HALF
To: All
Date Posted: 16:29:30 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-71-204-124-73.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 71.204.124.73

Message:
BO FRACAS RECEDES
It was further reported that an estimated 10,000 youths, alleged to be supporters of the All Peoples Congress party in Bo District, yesterday stormed the Bo District Council and arrested its Chairman, Dr. Wusu Sannoh, and later proceeded to the office of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party and completely vandalized it, both incidents were corroborated by the Police Unit Commander in Bo, Foday Daboh who added that the police succeeded in putting the situation under control.
Shops and schools had to close down for a while before calm was restored by the police when normal activities resumed.
Resident Minister South, Musa Tarawalie, yesterday confirmed that the portrait of President Ernest Bai Koroma, situated at the Clock Tower of the city and unveiled by the President himself over the weekend, was completely defaced with a green color, an act that infuriated the youths.
President Koroma provided some funds to renovate the Bo Clock Tower as a result of an appeal made by youths of the township eager to see their city return to its past glory for which a portrait of President Ernest Bai Koroma was made as a sign of gratitude for his financial support to renovate the Clock Tower.

Reports further alleged that unknown persons, under cover of darkness, repainted the Clock Tower and in the process completely defaced President Ernest Bai Koroma’s statue.
The act of smearing the President’s statue sparked off hostilities between those who painted the Tower and those whom they suspected of defacing the portrait of President Ernest Bai Koroma that warranted police intervention to quell the situation around midday yesterday.
Resident Minister, Southern Province, Musa Tarawallie, ordered that all those suspected of smearing the portrait of the President be arrested and handed over to the police for proper interrogation as there is no longer any place for lawlessness in Sierra Leone .
Furthermore, the Resident Minister admonished residents of Bo to be law abiding and at the same time go about their normal businesses assuring that peaceful and law abiding citizens would not be harassed by law enforcement agencies in addition to cautioning that suspected troublemakers would be arrested and charged to court without delay as Bo and the country in general could no longer afford disorderly behaviour at a time when peaceful co-existence is the norm.


Subject: Re: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: TALK HALF LEF HALF
To: All
Date Posted: 16:27:56 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-71-204-124-73.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 71.204.124.73

Message:
BO FRACAS RECEDES
It was further reported that an estimated 10,000 youths, alleged to be supporters of the All Peoples Congress party in Bo District, yesterday stormed the Bo District Council and arrested its Chairman, Dr. Wusu Sannoh, and later proceeded to the office of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party and completely vandalized it, both incidents were corroborated by the Police Unit Commander in Bo, Foday Daboh who added that the police succeeded in putting the situation under control.
Shops and schools had to close down for a while before calm was restored by the police when normal activities resumed.
Resident Minister South, Musa Tarawalie, yesterday confirmed that the portrait of President Ernest Bai Koroma, situated at the Clock Tower of the city and unveiled by the President himself over the weekend, was completely defaced with a green color, an act that infuriated the youths.
President Koroma provided some funds to renovate the Bo Clock Tower as a result of an appeal made by youths of the township eager to see their city return to its past glory for which a portrait of President Ernest Bai Koroma was made as a sign of gratitude for his financial support to renovate the Clock Tower.

Reports further alleged that unknown persons, under cover of darkness, repainted the Clock Tower and in the process completely defaced President Ernest Bai Koroma’s statue.
The act of smearing the President’s statue sparked off hostilities between those who painted the Tower and those whom they suspected of defacing the portrait of President Ernest Bai Koroma that warranted police intervention to quell the situation around midday yesterday.
Resident Minister, Southern Province, Musa Tarawallie, ordered that all those suspected of smearing the portrait of the President be arrested and handed over to the police for proper interrogation as there is no longer any place for lawlessness in Sierra Leone .
Furthermore, the Resident Minister admonished residents of Bo to be law abiding and at the same time go about their normal businesses assuring that peaceful and law abiding citizens would not be harassed by law enforcement agencies in addition to cautioning that suspected troublemakers would be arrested and charged to court without delay as Bo and the country in general could no longer afford disorderly behaviour at a time when peaceful co-existence is the norm.


Subject: Re: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: What!!
To: All
Date Posted: 11:32:20 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-69-204-133-167.nycap.res.rr.com at 69.204.133.167

Message:
Some people should just shut up. So you destroy a party headquarter because a statue was defaced, even when you have no evidence the party did that right? No wonder you never won a single case in your life and you want to be appointed ambassador.


Subject: Re: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 20:05:37 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
"you want to be appointed ambassador."
ROTFLMMFAO

Man you are funny arent you? where did you get this rumour from? You clearly did not read the post properly. I started off by saying that it should be protected free speech. I NEVER said that I would support violence in any way. Did you read that in the post? Oh dear me I really didnt mean for you to get that message. Ok Next time I will do better at explaining myself. A THUG by any color, party, creed, religion or whatever is still a THUG. So you catch my drift?


Subject: Re: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: salone police
To: All
Date Posted: 12:28:20 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-75-53-202-20.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.202.20

Message:
Come on people, even if teh SLPP did rub some green paint on President koroma's picture, we see cartoons and everything like that every day in the west. That is no excuse for the APC youth and resident minister SLPP to start political violence by ransacking the offices of the opposition and brutlising party leaders.
Gentlemen, i am proud northerner and APC supporter, but I do not believe the few people who are engaging in violence are doing our party any good. We came to power by popular demand because people believe we can change that country. Let us stop these violent elements which are giving our party a bad name or else the country will start hating us.

LET US STOP THIS US VS THEM TALK. LET US FOCUS ON WORKING FOR THE COUNTRY. THERE IS A LOT TO DO FOR OUR COUNTRY.


Subject: Re: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 13:14:23 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.86

Message:
There should be a massive education program on TV and radio, in all the regions of Salone, about the reality and responsibilities of democracy.

Right now, most people in the motherland and in the diaspora have a rather weird notion of democracy. Little baby steps are in order, like....

Timni is not equal to APC
Mende is not equal to SLPP
If someone sticks a red kerchief in his back pocket in Segbwema, his house should not be firebombed.
If someone yells SLPP in Bakeh Loko, he shouldn't be beaten to within an inch of his life.
And so on, and so forth.....


Subject: Re: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 12:33:20 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Bra....

You get promotion..

OC salone Police..

We need a new IG.. you interested..?

We fambul dem kin say.. Kapu sense..nor Kapu word..

You talk sense bra..


Subject: Re: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: Salone Police
To: All
Date Posted: 16:08:49 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: engl-00329.tamu.edu at 165.91.119.9

Message:
Mr Candid Opinion, I hope our people can understand that what keeps you in power in a democratic dispensation where people have a right to vote freely and fairly at the end of every set term is WHAT YOU DO FOR THEM TO ENHANCE THEIR LIVES, NOT HOW VIOLENT YOU ARE TO THEM.

Our days in the Police force were dark days - somewhat, although there were some of us Police officers who still believed in the country. I left because of my family situation because I could no longer afford to take care of all my responsibilities on the salary I was earning and I could not afford to be corrupt.

The west has given me a lot of opportunities and God has been good ever since. Let us treat our fellow Sierra Leoneans with dignity, openness, honesty, fairness, and with respect. When we do that, national development will follow.

No, I will never return to the Police force. My life has developed beyond that career option.


Subject: Re: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 07:23:14 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-137-190-94.range86-137.btcentralplus.com at 86.137.190.94

Message:
Bra Enviable, it is a good practice to be objective in thought as a believer and a fervent upholder of the rule of law. Our party had all the upper hand to have normalise societal ills and improve on the socio-economic wellbeing during their tenure; what did they do, Bra Enviable? They recklessly abandoned the tenets of their offices! I implore you to be objective in your reasoning and understand that to support a party does not mean you have to cloud your reasoning. I have been following your advocacy on the betterment of our country and I do wholeheartedly applaud your resilience. To negate from that sends a mix message to some of us. Let us help the APC do their work by constructively putting our criticisms with positive recommendations. Blanket criticisms are unhealthy for our fragile society. To move forward we have to accept our own mistakes and help others in realising that the same could befell them if they followed our pattern of government. Stay Blessed bra Enviable!!


Subject: Re: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: ITK
To: All
Date Posted: 11:40:35 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 38.98.119.16

Message:
I was wondering if you could elaborate your comment below:

"They recklessly abandoned the tenets of their offices"! What exactly does this sentence mean?


Subject: Re: THE DARK DAYS OF DICTATORSHIP ARE BACK
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 15:27:07 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.249.160

Message:
They neglected the doctrines that form the cornerstones/pillars of their jobs. Honesty, integrity, fairness, equal opportunities, and more - these form the pillars of public service. None in our previous government sincerely upheld these doctrines. Am i very clear now ITK?


Subject: Stop the complaining and govern
From: No whining
To: All
Date Posted: 06:56:13 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.144.140.206

Message:
I would really like to know if you folks at cocorioko think that every
southeasterner is an SLPP supporter or you just feel good about
growing the seeds of discord that already exist in Sierra Leone by
always looking for an opportunity to describe southeasterners as
unpatriotic. You fail to realize that Charles Margai a southeasterner
threw his lot in with the APC and the vice president, Sam Sumana and
secretary general Victor Foh are southeasterners. Southeasterners
don't think as a group, otherwise there would be no PMDC.

Your articles sometimes lead some of us to wonder whether APC is
really a national party. I will just advise APC to concentrate on
providing basic services to the people. At the end of the day, if they do
a good job over the next five years, people will see. If you however
think that the opposition will not criticize the government, you are either
naive or you do not know much about the meaning of the term
opposition.


Subject: Re: Stop the complaining and govern
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 07:05:54 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-137-190-94.range86-137.btcentralplus.com at 86.137.190.94

Message:
What a truism!! APC, get on with your job to do the best service you can to Sierra Leone. If you do well the electorate will reward you another term - if you do not, you will be shamelessly be booted out like what befell us. So, get on with you job and have no fear. Treat the nation well and you shall reap the rewards of your venture. Aside that, you are gonners!!


Subject: Stop the complaining and govern - KING LOGGY- EAT YOUR HOut.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:35:22 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:

I dont think i should add to No Whinning's comments above...


Cry babies...
We lost..we accepted..
Now tell your highness Earnest, that just as kabbah met a bunch of maligned, frustrated, angry, bruised people.. so he inherited an economically depraved state..
ROLL THEM SLEEVES UP EBK..

Sanction your younger brother..
Sanction your Resident minister east or south.. for leading a group of thugs to beat on the Mayor of Bo..
The freakign MAYOR...

Sack the fool... Lawmakers and members of the executive should not be the first to take the laws onto themselves..
He should have been the one calming the situation and ttalking to angry APC youths.. instead of leading them into obvoius ethnic confrontation for petty vandalizm..

Imagine Jewish leaders going on a looting and killing spree everytime they encouter a swaztika on the neiborhood sidewalk....


SHAME ON APC RESIDENT MINISTER.
SHAME ON EBK.
SHAME ON EBK's younger brother for trampling on the rights of another Sierra Leonean.

SHAME on you LOT for calling that tribalism when we raise our voice to protest the increased incidents on abuse and lawlessness in our country..

What a case of shameless perpetrator playing innocent victim..


Subject: New Citizen
From: Newsman
To: All
Date Posted: 05:35:16 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-164-84-185.range86-164.btcentralplus.com at 86.164.84.185

Message:
Title of the Story

NOBODY SHOULD USE PUBLIC OFFICE TO SETTLE OLD SCORES!!


Subject: SLPP TRIBALIST ARE ON IT AGAIN
From: MEDKAY
To: All
Date Posted: 05:09:34 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 79.145.117.178

Message:
With the likes of JOE LAHAI aka LIE LIE and co.on the same trick of putting sierra leone into another ndogbowuso,ruf and kamagors way of taking power,this time around the world and sierra leonean in general will not sit by and watch your unpatriotic act of putting sierra leone into ungovernable state.God will punish you and your supporter.


Subject: Re: SLPP TRIBALIST ARE ON IT AGAIN
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:59:56 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 205.148.53.200

Message:
Nobody wants war or choas in sierra Leone. But APC thugs have not realized that sierra leone is a democracy. There is no room for Gbose Gbose in politics. People can critcize without being brutalized by the posse of the president's brother.

stop the tribalist blame game. not every hardcore SLPP is mende, including my father. Grow up. APC is incompetent . face the fact. The people have given them so much opportunity and goodwill. They will blow it up.


Subject: Re: SLPP TRIBALIST ARE ON IT AGAIN
From: Mirror
To: All
Date Posted: 06:18:24 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.144.140.206

Message:
have you ever looked into the mirror and thought that you could be the
tribalist?


Subject: WORDS OF WISDOM
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 00:53:20 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
"This good vision of His Excellency
clearly manifests that His Excellency
is highly committed to peace and
national development, with no room
for tribalism and regionalism."

CDF Ex-Combatants
Now part of the Community Development Group,
Southern Province.


On this 23rd day of February 2008,



Subject: NOW WATCH THIS AND DO SOME SOBER THINKING!
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 23:31:06 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-91-166.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.91.166

Message:
This is more worthy of discussing than wasting time in making claims and counter-claims.


Subject: WE CAN FEED OURSELVES ,WAKE UP SIERRA LEONEANS
From: SALONE MAN
To: All
Date Posted: 21:46:25 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 71.163.183.208

Message:
HOW MANY SIERRA LEONEANS ARE THINKING ABOUT GOING INTO THE FARMING OR FISHING INDUSTRIES TO PRODUCE FOODS? WE ARE SURROUNDED BY ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST ENDOWED OCEAN. WE HAVE THE MOST FERTILE SOIL ON EARTH.

WHAT HAPPEN TO ALL OUR FARMERS AND FISHERMEN. YOU DON'T EXPECT THE PRESIDENT TO PROVIDE DAILY FEEDING FOR EVERY SIERRA LEONEANS. SIERRA LEONEANS NEED TO GET UP AND WORK FOR THEIR LIVING. WE ARE TOO FREE-LUNCH MINDED. WHY ARE WE SO WICKED TO OURSELVES AND CHILDREN.

NO BODY WANTS TO FARM OR FISH IN SIERRA LEONE ANY MORE,THAT IS WHY WE ARE POOR AND CAN'T FEED OURSELVES. SIERRA LEONEANS EITHER WANT TO BE AN ACADEMICIAN,POLITICIAN OR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS AND NOTHING ELSE.

LOOK AT THE LIFE STYLE IN FREETOWN, MOST YOUTHS WILL GO TO THE BEACH ,FOR SOME OF THEM WHO ARE BY THE WESTERN AREA AND PLAY FOOTBALL, FOR THE WHOLE OF THE MORNING,IN THE AFTERNOON,KNOCKING ON DOORS OF EITHER POLITICIANS OR SO-CALLED BUSINESS MEN SELLING OUR SISTERS,AT NIGHT THEY ARE TAKING OR NEGOTIATING THEIR WAYS TO PADDY'S,LAGOONDA OR OLD SCHOOL WITH OUR SISTERS TO BE EXCHANGED FOR A FEE.IT IS SHAMEFUL AND DISGRACEFUL

I BET YOU IF GOVERNMENT WERE TO PROVIDE LOANS OR LAND FOR THEM TO FARM,THEY WILL SQUANDER OR MISAPPROPRIATE THE MONEY.

IT IS LIKE OUR NATION HAVE A CURSE HANGING OVER IT.LOOK AT THE CHINESE,DUBAI,SINGAPORE,TO NAME ONLY BUT FEW.

SO GUYS LEAVE THE PRESIDENT ALONE,ONLY CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM WILL HELP HIM BUILD SIERRA LEONE THIS TIME.


Subject: Re: WE CAN FEED OURSELVES ,WAKE UP SIERRA LEONEANS
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 22:41:35 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-155-25.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.155.25

Message:

SALONE MAN, the whole problem is with the greed inculcated by Sierra Leoneans. We want people to be seen as servants rather than those who can contribute effectively to our socio-economic development.
I stand as testimony to the fact that Sierra Leoneans hate to see another Sierra Leonean develop to higher heights. As such, most of us find ways to put them down.
The mistrust in ourselves has been redirected to the mistrust of our youths. How have you proven that the youths will prefer to go to the beach if opportunities are open to them to develop? What is there for Sierra Leonean youths to develop when doors are closed to them? How have we invested in them and they have misused this investment?
We constantly keep blaming when in reality we do not even wish for the youths to grow beyond the level we want to see them, which is beneath us?
There are Sierra Leonean youths who are helping their mothers and fathers in farming and fishing aren't they? School cost is too high for most of them, there not very many companies that can employ them so where are the resources for them to get involved in?
Let us stop this blame-game and find a solution, by putting them to work or find reasons why they are not working and if these reasons are situations we can solve, we get involved in solving the problem and refrain from blaming the ones who are held back by the lack of opportunities. We look from afar and judge from a narrow-mindedness when in fact, we know exactly what is wrong. We would be doing ourselves a disservice if we do not find solutions but keep on blaming. In America there so many people jobless but you do not see the government or citizens blaming them. Instead, they look for solutions. We see a lot of youths involved in drugs but what the government and organisations do is set-up intermission centers to get these kids from drugs to become prosperous good citizens. But this has been our problem and because most of us do the same, hold back or intend to hold back, we care not look for solutions because we do not wish for the problem to be solved.
I say this action is counterproductive and we must stop finding ways we can stop people or blame people rather find ways we can elevate them. Only that can help Sierra Leone.
Most of you do not wish to hear what is involved in my situation but you were given the opportunity to see so as to learn about the mistakes we Sierra Leoneans make, why we have the problems prevalent because we do not look for ideas for the fact that we want to keep other Sierra Leoneans particularly the youths down and under. How many effective Sierra Leonean philanthropy or humanitarian organizations are there that has built schools, open bookstores or rehabilitation and job-training centers to rehabilitate Sierra Leoneans? We are given the opportunity to see my situation from where ever one is in the world to help us compare our thinking with certain groups of Sierra Leoneans or members of the places we live particularly America. But what are we engaged in, is finding ways we can stop people, find ways we can make our rumors fly or how we too can get names. Is that sensible in any way considering we are dealing with governments of developed and Third World countries and multi-million dollar personalities? The efforts made by Sierra Leoneans is no secret to ay one reading this forum or that has seen Sierra Leoneans and I meet for I have gone to somany Sierra Leonean gatherings, where they have proven this beyong all reasonable doubts. But thankfully, they assume that I am the only one noticing it not knowing that all of you see and can read through them. But what makes it more fun is when their efforts are to pove to you that I am not what is thought of me. In that case you who see are witnesses.
I say let us find solutions and stop gossiping or finding ways we too can get names. You know what I hate in life? I hate cheap popularity period.
Let us give peace a chance, give our brothers the opportunity to develop and if we cannot, stay out of the way for others to do what is civil and responsible for the youths and for Sierra Leone.
Good night.


Subject: Re: WE CAN FEED OURSELVES ,WAKE UP SIERRA LEONEANS
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 06:48:52 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-137-190-94.range86-137.btcentralplus.com at 86.137.190.94

Message:
Your narrative is analogous to the police force without criminals. The functionality of any modern society needs the right and the wrong to function as a modern society. Why have the police if there are no criminals? Why have laws if there is order? The world entire is not right - it can only function if there is wrong and right!!


Subject: SLPP OPTING FOR ANOTHER BLOOD-LETTING?
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 21:31:24 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-70-108-238-93.washdc.east.verizon.net at 70.108.238.93

Message:
If News from Bo of the pandemonium between SLPP and APC Supporters is anything to go by, then it is a sad mistake for those who are fueling this commotion to plunge Sierra Leone in another cahos and anarchy. May be these holigans are testing the muscles of Ernest Koroma to see how far he can react. Since these unpatriotic, egoistic and power mongers feel that Sierra Leone is an inheritance for a particular tribe or region, then the die is cast to see if the government in power doesn't have the capability to maintain law and order. The government of the APC will no tolerate idiscipline or lawlessness from any element. Therefore, if there is any aggrieved party about the present leadership in Sierra Leone they should civily pursue the issue in court rather than resorting to vandalism and chaos. I call on President Koroma to leave no stone unturned and exercise his vested power to maintain law and order and bring these miscreants to justice.


Subject: Re: SLPP OPTING FOR ANOTHER BLOOD-LETTING?
From: Watasai Stone
To: All
Date Posted: 10:18:03 02/28/08 ()
Email Address: laj201@aol.com
Entered From: at 131.118.54.87

Message:
Shut the hell up you stupid blind bat. You are sooooo stupid. All of the drama going on in Bo town is because of APC SUPPORTERS. SLPP supporters usually sit down and allow the GBOSS GBOSS APC SUPPORTERS to walk all over them.

Now that they want to stand up and defend themselves in THIER OWN HOMETOWN, you guys want to make it seem as they want to cause trouble.


Subject: Re: SLPP OPTING FOR ANOTHER BLOOD-LETTING?
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 14:00:47 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-70-108-238-93.washdc.east.verizon.net at 70.108.238.93

Message:
Watasai Stone:

You are one of the most useless beast in this forum who can't reason and carried by foolhardiness and myopic vision of realities in Sierra Leone. Since the SLPP failed in the elections they have been finding way to ignite chaos and anarchy at all cost. The manipulations of elections in the south and east-a no go area for citizens of Sierra Leone is a clear indication of the type of creatures a decent God created in that region of Sierra Leone. However, I will assure you that any attempt by disgruntled, egoistic and tribalistic elements to distabilize the government of Ernest Koroma, yea the peaceful citizens of Sierra Leone, prosterity will leave to tell the story of the fate of these saboteurs. Lontha.


Subject: Re: SLPP OPTING FOR ANOTHER BLOOD-LETTING?
From: Watasai Stone
To: All
Date Posted: 16:29:23 02/28/08 ()
Email Address: laj201@aol.com
Entered From: at 131.118.54.87

Message:
Set yu mot, Ar nor get tem for you borku borku tok.


Subject: Re: SLPP OPTING FOR ANOTHER BLOOD-LETTING?
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:47:45 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 205.148.53.200

Message:
Ernest Bombali Koroma should be man enough to show some leadership and put an end to this lawlessness, If not he will fail. without security and safety, there will be no foreign investment in sierra leone, hence no development

APC have some blame , because their false campaigning and promises during the elections emboldened some of these thugs making them think things were going back to the old APC days when political violence was the norm.

Saidu, please implore your APC govt stop this GBOSE Gbose and lawlessness of amongst the thuggish elements of the APC as the Govt will lose its integrity and international goodwill.


Subject: Re: SLPP OPTING FOR ANOTHER BLOOD-LETTING?
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 14:13:18 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-70-108-238-93.washdc.east.verizon.net at 70.108.238.93

Message:
Mr. kamara

With all due respect, rationality and reasons have to prevail in the ongoing problems in BO. I assume if hooligans, vandals and saboteurs did not desecrate the photos of the President of Sierra Leone with impunity, do you think member of the APC will react without a cause? If the SLPP supporters don't recognize the leadership of Ernest Koroma who was decently elected and never imposed on the people of Sierra Leone, then they should stay put and wait for another election but not to test the muscles of Ernest Koroma who has a vison for that country. Unlike, the canibals, thieves and thugs (SLPP) who wrecked Sierra Leone for over a decade, the new APC has a dream for our country.


Subject: Re: SLPP OPTING FOR ANOTHER BLOOD-LETTING?
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 14:52:21 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 205.148.53.200

Message:
Saidu:

The thugs in APC should realize that Sierra leone is now a democracy, if not, the educated APC like you should educate them . in a democracy , people are free to desecrate the picture of the president without fear of being brutalized.

SLPP lost the election and ernest is President. This does not mean we should worshiphim and not criticize him when he is wrong. If he does well, We will praise him but he has not acheived anything yet.

not any every hardcore SLPP is Mende or a canibal or theif. There are hardcore SLPp from my north like my family.

APC is the last to talk about Fetish, what about Gazali in port loko, Pa sheki and Momoh. Ask Ernest koroma about his people in bafodia in Limba country.

I am glad APC has a dream. People in Sierra Leone do not have time to interprete dreams. They want reduced prices of food and steady light and safety and security.

APC should learn to accept criticism, if you want to succeed. The people of sierra Leone will not be suppressed by thugs. It is up to people like you Saidu to convince Ernest to take the bullhorn and bring the law and order to Sierra Leone.


Subject: THE POLITICS OF ORGANIZED CHAOS---EASY NOW!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 20:14:04 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Ernest Koroma went to Bo last week,
conferred degrees,
received olive branches from the Kamajor warriors...
and sweet kisses from sultry Mammy Queens!

People became GREEN with jealousy
at being jilted by lover and warrior.
Picked up a spray paint and sprayed green grafitti on the president's mug....the match is scratched in the powder keg.

Kata-kata. Wahala. Masibo. Gbose-gbose!
No red in the green zone, the manipulators chortle.
It's all EBK's fault, the Puawuis and Sylvias crow.
See, he can't lead. Give us back the State house and start getting Tigers as pets.

Meanwhile the boys with the fatigues and cross belts are watching...watching... hungrily licking their chops waiting to snatch it all away from the Greenies and Reds all.
Just biding their time to emulate other extraconstitutional actors and ignorami who have shafted Africa, over and over and over...


Subject: Re: THE POLITICS OF ORGANIZED CHAOS---EASY NOW!
From: Mohamed A. Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:20:44 02/28/08 ()
Email Address: Saghinosoccerworld@yahoo.com
Entered From: ool-44c6af1f.dyn.optonline.net at 68.198.175.31

Message:
Wow, all that energy and ample time to disturb the peace. Where is John Hawkins when you need him? Good stock for work on the plantation.


Subject: MORE TROUBLE LOOMS
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 15:32:50 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.254.34

Message:
Serra Leone is visiting a road we all thought we've left behind. The rumours flying around are breathtaking! No smoke without fire! The flames of hatred been fanned can be very disastrous for all - winners and losers alike! Let order reign for us to progress. A hungry people are an angry people. Let us all come together in helping find a solution to the current problems we hear about our country. As a citizen of the world, what happens in Sierra Leone will definitely affect me and I would not want to see anything happening to Sierra Leone. Let us not allow others to fan the flames of inter-tribal hatred that will affect us all.

I am deeply worried about the current rumours and I hope we learn not to ignore or neglect such rumours. Let the rumour-mongerers been brought to account for spreading that which is not close to the truth.

We are one people in one country and we should not take lightly the oppression of others because of their affiliations. Let us learn to honourably disagree for the betterment of the whole and not only the self. Such is destructive and trouble lies ahead such policies/fabrications.

I beg all not to support anyone or group trying to divide the country.


Subject: Re: MORE TROUBLE LOOMS
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 19:39:18 02/27/08 ()
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May God bless you Mahatma for your sage words. I hope to God that those intolerant partisans who have been bandying around intemperate accusations and rumours stop a sec and comprehend the consequences of their actions. We have gone stark raving mad in the diaspora and in Salone with the malicious propaganda. The campaign of organized chaos formented against Ernest Koroma's government is in feverish intensity right now and the danger is that it may just succeed. We have learned nothing from our blood-soaked history. Those on either side of the political divide who insist on a strategy of tribal hate to tear the country apart in the hope of scavenging the remains to State House really do not know the grenades they are playing with. Politics tinged with regional/tribal undercurrents are unworthy of us all.
Why we cannot just have a civil opposition politics beats me. The apostles of tribal politics and their street thugs ought to be ashamed of themselves.


Subject: Re: MORE TROUBLE LOOMS
From: Mahatma
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Date Posted: 05:04:29 02/28/08 ()
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My dear brother, they will never succeed. The few causing these troubles from both sides will fail - woefully and the worst will befell them if they think not of the interests of the rest of the nation. I supported the SLPP but will not want to see the greed of my party members destroy the relative peace we enjoy. What your party should embark on is to take seriously every allegation of lawlessness reported by my party members. if such allegations proves malicious, the culprits should be cautioned and in future punished. Law and order should be taken seriously. I know so many of my party members who woefully failed in their dispensation and are now not happy with what many termed "unlawful eviction". Life has to go on for the benefit of the whole and not the selfish and greedy sycophants we have in both parties - the one and the same - I call them. They will not succeed in taking us backwards - the country will move forward without them. My prayer is for our president, your party leader to understand and make it known to his cohorts that he is the president of Sierra Leone and serving Sierra Leone. Any negation form that is a recipe for disastrous consequences.


Subject: The voice ofthe People
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 14:00:58 02/27/08 ()
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President Ernest Koroma is very popular in Sierra Leone , says popular Businessman
Written by Cocorioko Newspaper Limited
Wednesday, 27 February 2008

The President of Sierra Leone , Dr. Ernest Koroma, is very popular in Sierra Leone and everywhere he goes, the outbursts of public enthusiasm and fanaticism are unimaginable , a famous Sierra Leonean businessman of New York , Mr. Abdulai Barrie, who has just returned from Freetown , told COCORIOKO in an exclusive interview today. And Abdulai Barrie views have been backed by many people from the diaspora who have been to Sierra Leone.

Mr. Abdulai Barrie said that he stayed in Freetown for three months , went all over the city and also travelled to many parts of the provinces where he spoke to a lot of people about the change of government in Sierra Leone in September. Mr. Barrie stated that President Koroma is held in very esteem all over the country.

Mr. Barrie blamed detractors from the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party ( SLPP) and their tabloids on the internet for the misconception being held in the diaspora by some Sierra Leoneans that people were disillusioned about the new government and President Ernest Koroma and were complaining a lot.

Mr. Barrie and the diasporan Sierra Leoneans who have just returned to the U.S. explained that the President's popularity and the public confidence in him were huge . Mr. Barrie stated that from the army to the Police to workers and the general public everybody believed in the President and his manifestations to change the country for the better. Infact, the boys on the street, Mr. Barrie went on, have a popular saying : "Ernest big pass lie. Ernest Koroma nor day lie. E big pass lie ".

Mr. Barrie said he attended the Myohaung Day celebrations at the Army Barracks and the President was well received and honoured by the soldiers. He stated that President was clad in military fatigues for the program and from the looks on the faces of the soldiers one could see that they were very delighted with him

Mr. Barrie conceded that prices of foods had skyrocketted within the past months and people were complaining about it , but Sierra Leoneans are confident that the government would tackle the problem satisfactorily .It is also true that some Sierra Leoneans were blaming the APC government, but they do not represent the voice of the people. Many Sierra Leoneans believe that the rising prices of food is a world-wide phenomenon. This complaining itself , Mr. Barrie enthused, has not affected the public trust and confidence in the President and the government . "People still have confidence in Ernest Koroma that he will change the country for the better , despite the rising prices " Mr. Barrie said.

Mr. Barrie told COCORIOKO that the face of Freetown was gradually changing. He said that darkness has gone and there is electricity in the capital now."The Freetown we have today is far different from the Freetown of the SLPP days , with all the darkness and futility, " Barrie indicated. He however said that the government has a lot to do to stop the escalating prices of food ." However, for now, Ernest Koroma is the man of the people," Mr. Barrie concluded : "The people love the President" .

Mr. Barrie further explained that when the President is on his way to work in the morning, people cheer him on the streets. One thing that Mr. Barrie found fascinating is that unlike the eras of Presidents Siaka Stevens, Joseph Momoh, Tejan Kabbah and Heads of State Valentine Strasser and Maada Bio when the leadesr caused long traffic jams in the city, the Ernest Koroma motorcades procede through the city easily, barely affecting traffic.

Mr. Barrie called on the people of Sierra Leone to continue to give their overwhelming support to the President as he seeks to bring positive socio-economic and political changes to the country.



Subject: Re: The voice ofthe People
From: ka
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Date Posted: 17:29:44 02/27/08 ()
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Look , Abdul Barrie left the US looking for job from Ernest. What else do you expect him to say.


Subject: Re: The voice ofthe People
From: Salone Police
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Date Posted: 14:22:34 02/27/08 ()
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Entered From: nat1-whar.wcjc.cc.tx.us at 207.80.112.1

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So what will the president do about the high cost of living. He may be "popular" and there may be light in Freetown, but people are suffering. What is the president going to do about our people suffering?


Subject: Re: The voice ofthe People
From: SALONE MAN
To: All
Date Posted: 21:41:26 02/27/08 ()
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Entered From: at 71.163.183.208

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HOW MANY SIERRA LEONEANS ARE THINKING ABOUT GOING INTO THE FARMING OR FISHING INDUSTRIES TO PRODUCE FOODS? WE ARE SURROUNDED BY ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST ENDOWED OCEAN. WE HAVE THE MOST FERTILE SOIL ON EARTH.

WHAT HAPPEN TO ALL OUR FARMERS AND FISHERMEN. YOU DON'T EXPECT THE PRESIDENT TO PROVIDE DAILY FEEDING FOR EVERY SIERRA LEONEANS. SIERRA LEONEANS NEED TO GET UP AND WORK FOR THEIR LIVING. WE ARE TOO FREE-LUNCH MINDED. WHY ARE WE SO WICKED TO OURSELVES AND CHILDREN.

NO BODY WANTS TO FARM OR FISH IN SIERRA LEONE ANY MORE,THAT IS WHY WE ARE POOR AND CAN'T FEED OURSELVES. SIERRA LEONEANS EITHER WANT TO BE AN ACADEMICIAN,POLITICIAN OR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS AND NOTHING ELSE.

LOOK AT THE LIFE STYLE IN FREETOWN, MOST YOUTHS WILL GO TO THE BEACH ,FOR SOME OF THEM WHO ARE BY THE WESTERN AREA AND PLAY FOOTBALL, FOR THE WHOLE OF THE MORNING,IN THE AFTERNOON,KNOCKING ON DOORS OF EITHER POLITICIANS OR SO-CALLED BUSINESS MEN SELLING OUR SISTERS,AT NIGHT THEY ARE TAKING OR NEGOTIATING THEIR WAYS TO PADDY'S,LAGOONDA OR OLD SCHOOL WITH OUR SISTERS TO BE EXCHANGED FOR A FEE.IT IS SHAMEFUL AND DISGRACEFUL

I BET YOU IF GOVERNMENT WERE TO PROVIDE LOANS OR LAND FOR THEM TO FARM,THEY WILL SQUANDER OR MISAPPROPRIATE THE MONEY.

IT IS LIKE OUR NATION HAVE A CURSE HANGING OVER IT.LOOK AT THE CHINESE,DUBAI,SINGAPORE,TO NAME ONLY BUT FEW.

SO GUYS LEAVE THE PRESIDENT ALONE,ONLY CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM WILL HELP HIM BUILD SIERRA LEONE THIS TIME.



Subject: Re: The voice ofthe People
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 21:26:41 02/27/08 ()
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Salone Police, thank you for your questions.
I believe the answer is given in the report above. Read and try to comprehend the people's observation of the situation to understand what and how they feel about it and what direction or trend, if you will, the solvability will entail or follow.
Besides, read the President's manifesto to understand what plans he has to resolve the problems or situation.
Also try to understand that no country should or will operate in isolation. The high cost of certain commodities is a world-wide phenomenon. Oil prices have risen globally, causing the increase of manufacturing, transporting and marketing of tools, the work force employed to producing these commodities and therefore, an ultimate increase in the cost of the commodities; food no exception. As such, our country, which is not an exception in this plight, has to solve our problems through an international cooperation, which we see the President trying his hardest to tackle by the numerous visits to other nations that have consented to render their services in this light.
More importantly, the food problem has been in existence in Sierra Leone for a very long time. As such, it is an inherited problem that needs careful assessment and implementation to be able to amicably address the situation, which we see the President and government doing through hanging heads with organizations, both national and International, responsible for the areas of concern. We see this when the President and government met with the Sierra Leone Farmers Union, the Sierra Leone Union of Market Women, Tribal leaders, NGO’S, International governments and members of the diplomatic corp.
Moreover, as nationals of Sierra Leone, it becomes understandable that the problems are our problems and we must initiate ideas to find a solution to them instead of expecting all solutions to come from a government that less than a year ago were elected to power. In that case, it goes without saying that we are expecting much from the government, at a very short period of time, without the input of some of the country’s nationals when we direct all questions about solutions, expected to be soldered wholly and solely by the government yet, we are complaining of bigger government and or decentralization. However, I cannot end on this note without applauding Sierra Leonean organizations that have made incredible strides to serve their patriotic duties to help farmers in their areas of origination and others, to ensure food sustainability and or adequacy. Their examples are worth emulating.
In that light, it is worthy to understand that America is great, and so are other members of the industrial world because the citizens see the problems of their countries as their problems therefore, endeavor to work hands in glove with their governments and independent corporations to address the problems.
We have the Sierra Leone farmers Union with whom we can work to solving our problems. I believe, a question of solving the food problems in Sierra Leone should be directed to them, and the answer they give can help us see ways we can make meaningful contributions to tackling the food problems. In which case I ask, what are your recommendations to tackling the problem?
The government has delivered on most of their promises in less than hundred days in office. Knowing that they cannot solve all the problems prevalent in Sierra Leone in the time frame they assumed power, it then becomes mindful to have the contribution of nationals especially those in the Diaspora. In that light therefore, please tell this forum how you feel the problem of food inadequacy can be solved permanently?
I am sorry if I do not respond to low-graded diatribes because I would be most enthralled in discussing thought-wagging discuss than engage in fluffy masquerades being that such an exercise will be a waste of the time of the readers who are most interested in valuable discussions and my time and energy. Nonetheless, your question is well in place but I would be most grateful if you can give your input to this regard.


Subject: SLPP OFFICE IN BO LOOTED BY APC THUGS
From: Breaking News
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Date Posted: 13:08:40 02/27/08 ()
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This morning, APC thugs led by the resident minister attacked and completely looted the SLPP office as well as beat up the Mayor of Bo.

IS THIS THE GOOD GOVERNANCE THAT ERNEST KOROMA PROMISED US?


Subject: Re: SLPP OFFICE IN BO LOOTED BY APC THUGS
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 14:54:27 02/27/08 ()
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Message:
Culled from VSL.

http://forum.visitsierraleone.org/forum_posts.asp?TID=2552

Just got this from 'di gron' -

security broadcast:
Reports from UNPOL and other international counterparts indicate that the security situation in downtown Bo may be deteriorating. Apparently last night some miscreants defaced and vandalized the statue of the President. This morning the supporters saw this and decided to march down to the opponent party building to burn it down. They were intercepted by the local police and the confrontation turned violent. The police have fired tear gas to break up the crowd. Shops in the area have been closed and school children have been sent home. Reports state that there are still pockets of confrontation


Subject: Re: SLPP OFFICE IN BO LOOTED BY APC THUGS
From: Salone Police
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Date Posted: 15:37:38 02/27/08 ()
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just spoke to the LUC in Bo.

Billboard of President Koroma posted at roundabout was painted green. APC resident minister organised boys and blamed the painting on SLPP activists. leads boys to SLPP office and "arrest" mayor and some SLPP activists. SLPP office vandalized by the boys in the process. Mayor is beaten badly by the APC youth who bring him to the police. Police taken a statement from him and released him and he is in hospital. LUc says he has sent OSD officers on to Bojon st, Fenton Rd, Sewa rd, Kissytown rd, Ngalu rd, and parts of Njagboima. He says that everything is under control. No arrests so far.


Subject: Re: SLPP OFFICE IN BO LOOTED BY APC THUGS
From: Kamara
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Date Posted: 14:15:44 02/27/08 ()
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What else is new. A thug is thug. New APC my left foot. These guys are lawless. Ernest needs to show an example. arrest these thugs, noone is above the law. They will destroy ABC.


Subject: REV. KABS KANU MAY NOT LIKE YOU FOR SUCH NEWS
From: OKDOK
To: All
Date Posted: 13:41:52 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: OKDOK@YAHOO.COM
Entered From: fw.portagelibrary.com at 24.79.32.253

Message:
TRUST ME


Subject: REV, KABS KANU MAY NOT LIKE YOU FOR THIS NEWS
From: okdok
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Date Posted: 13:24:47 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: fw.portagelibrary.com at 24.79.32.253

Message:
TRUST ME HE WILL WRITE BACK AND INTERPRETE IT DIFFERENTLY.


Subject: Re: REV, KABS KANU MAY NOT LIKE YOU FOR THIS NEWS
From: Joe John
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Date Posted: 13:46:09 02/27/08 ()
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Entered From: wanglobe.hilton.com at 192.251.125.85

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What is the SLPP members doing in Bo? These guys are just human beings like any other person,why would the SLPP not do the same. This complain, complain all the time is not yelding any result. The top bras are sending these people to intimidate the SLPP members so that they will throw some fear into them for the next elections. This is not the days of Jesus Christ, when somebody slap you, you turn the other jaw to be slaped. APC cannot understand any other language except violence, so when they do it to you, do the same, that will bring some problem, but you have to let them know that you are no longer a nonesense man.


Subject: I GUESS THE POOR PEOPLE SUFFER MORE
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 14:03:47 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: fw.portagelibrary.com at 24.79.32.253

Message:
You are right but remember APC never cares for whatever happens in south or east only Freetown and north.They will say its the same people killing eachother.


Subject: PRICE OF FISH DOUBLED IN SL
From: Salone Police
To: All
Date Posted: 13:05:34 02/27/08 ()
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Message:
Folks, is this story true? Is it true that the price of Bonga (3 per packing) has doubled from Le2,000 to Le4,500? If the economy collapses, I think there are going to be a lot of very angry Sierra Leoneans, folks.

The "Task force" is not the answer. The task force mentality of hired thugs going around and forcing people to sell their wares at a loss is not good for the country.
When I was in the Police in the 80s, we tried enforcing price control and we failed woefully. The government should find other ways of dealing with this situation because people are suffering.


Subject: Re: PRICE OF FISH DOUBLED IN SL
From: Imports Manufacturing
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Date Posted: 05:07:57 02/28/08 ()
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Entered From: c-68-50-198-182.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 68.50.198.182

Message:
I totally agree with you. The answer is not enforcing a given price.

Part of the answer, I think, is getting more imports immediately, actually encouraging 'dumping' (of safe and healthy) products and the creating the environment for domestic production. This will naturally force the prices of goods down. Creating an artificial price will not work and is just going to create a bad situation.

You have to disallow cartels that exist currently and prevent this from happening.


Subject: IS THE SLPP'S NEW PEOPLE NEWSPAPER SNIFFING FOR A COUP?
From: Fen Plaba!
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Date Posted: 12:34:52 02/27/08 ()
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I know that the culture of civilized, responsible opposition politics is almost extinct in Sierra Leone eversince the SLPP started warming the opposition back benches.

However, for the New People to cook up rumors from nameless sources that the government is planning to retrench 2500 soldiers, on the basis of tribal, political and regional loyalty to APC, is the nadir of psychopatic irresponsibility.

These tribalistic nincompoops even had the gall to take the bloody lie to army personnel, to rile them into rebellion.

I think the powers-that-be behind the New People are playing with fire. When you try to ignite tribal hostilities in the military, the whole country suffers. We should all tone down the tribal bellicosity and get back to responsible opposition without dragging in the one institution we need to keep out of these petty politics.


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP'S NEW PEOPLE NEWSPAPER SNIFFING FOR A COUP?
From: Oh Yes?
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Date Posted: 10:01:19 02/28/08 ()
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Message:
Look who is talking....the greatest tribalist of them all.Who are you kidding?


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP'S NEW PEOPLE NEWSPAPER SNIFFING FOR A COUP?
From: NAR WAY U OPARATE
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Date Posted: 15:28:17 02/28/08 ()
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Message:
NAR WAY U OPARATE!


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP'S NEW PEOPLE NEWSPAPER SNIFFING FOR A COUP?
From: NAR U SABI
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Date Posted: 03:48:10 02/29/08 ()
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Entered From: host81-153-193-48.range81-153.btcentralplus.com at 81.153.193.48

Message:
NAR U SABI


Subject: WHAT A SHAMELESS PLUG!
From: FREE SPEECH
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Date Posted: 13:03:41 02/27/08 ()
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What a shameless plug Fen Plaba! You are the one been irresponsible right now, in insinuating a coup. Man be careful.


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP'S NEW PEOPLE NEWSPAPER SNIFFING FOR A COUP?
From: salone police
To: All
Date Posted: 12:59:03 02/27/08 ()
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Entered From: nat1-whar.wcjc.cc.tx.us at 207.80.112.1

Message:
I thought the government made this announcement yesterday that it is going to demobilize 2,500 soldiers?


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP'S NEW PEOPLE NEWSPAPER SNIFFING FOR A COUP?
From: kamara
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Date Posted: 12:55:02 02/27/08 ()
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Even if the newpeople story was untrue. it is not as if former APC Govts did not purge the sierra leone army on a tribal basis before. Siaka and Momoh filled the Sierra Leone Army with Limbas.


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP'S NEW PEOPLE NEWSPAPER SNIFFING FOR A COUP?
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 12:49:48 02/27/08 ()
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Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Bra....

Other Newspapers are reporting the story..

http://www.thepatrioticvanguard.com/article.php3?id_article=2375

The government can easily prove them wrong..
By allowing IMATT to supervise the retrenchment..
Or come out with a statement debunking the story..

Newspapers are allow to be speculative..especially.. opposition leaning newspapers..

And though it could border on irresponsibility.. it is not a crime.. not saying this is.. just saying if thier scoop was fabricated, it could.

Same as it not been a crime if it was TRUE and some newspapers got wind of it and did not publish because of regional, political, party or konopaddy sentiments......


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP'S NEW PEOPLE NEWSPAPER SNIFFING FOR A COUP?
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 13:41:43 02/27/08 ()
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Message:
Kamara let me take this opportunity to thank you for your observation.
However, please permit me to ask how true is the following statement:

"it is not as if former APC Govts did not purge the sierra leone army on a tribal basis before. Siaka and Momoh filled the Sierra Leone Army with Limbas?"
What is your definition of purge? As you do not have quotation marks, I would tentatively presume that you mean the dictionary definition, “to rid of whatever is impure or undesirable; cleanse; purify?’ If that is the case then what is your grievance?
Except that I am being naive but I do believe that this termination is inappropriate for matters relating to our military and what actually took place during the said eras. However, I must not jump to concluding without substantial evidence or clear explanation from you about your allegation that Siaka and Momoh filled the Sierra Leone army with Limbas because there are those who had or have statistical data of the population of military personnel and you might be one of those.
How many Limbas were in the Sierra Leonean army; how many officers and junior officers were Limbas how many were from the individual tribes and sections? Can you give us statistics of the tribal groupings in Sierra Leone Military Force? Can you give us dates and times when the said Presidents physically or otherwise recruited military personnel who were Limbas? If you do not have dates circumstances will do. How many regiments or battalions did we have during the said eras and where were they stationed and what constituted such distribution?
I await your response before delving into discussing what I perceive to be our problems or the problems that exists with regards to this story and other matters concerning the military.


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP'S NEW PEOPLE NEWSPAPER SNIFFING FOR A COUP?
From: Salone Police
To: All
Date Posted: 14:17:18 02/27/08 ()
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Message:
My Dear Bambay, I was in the Sierra Leone Police and I am a proud Themne of Gbonkelenken extraction.

In the Sierra Leone army, (taking the percentage of the population group/ethnic group), there was a disproportionate number of Limbas in the officer corps. And I am talking about officers - not other ranks. Next would be Mende officers, then Koranko officers.

There were fewer themne and krio officers in the army's officer corps. And I am not saying this because I am themne. I am saying this because it is the fact.

I don't know so much about the other ranks.


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP'S NEW PEOPLE NEWSPAPER SNIFFING FOR A COUP?
From: kamara
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Date Posted: 14:11:16 02/27/08 ()
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I repated the word purge as it was used in the original article in newpeople and in Fenblaba 's response. Are you going deny that Siaki and Momoh of Ekutay fame did not disproportianately increase the Limbas in the army? I am awaiting on your response. I cannot give you the statistics of head but i can research the top commanders in Army during APC and see how many were limbas as opposed to Temnes and mendes.
it is well known that african leaders fill the military with their countrymen. look at togo and chad.this done for their survival and protection. If you dispute my assertion, Why do nt ask the forum members if limbas proportion of the army was high vis a vis their national population %. I could be wrong.


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP'S NEW PEOPLE NEWSPAPER SNIFFING FOR A COUP?
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 15:41:40 02/27/08 ()
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Message:
Kamara thank you for your response. I would only assume base on ear-say. I have no evidence to categorically neither justify this allegation nor deny it. However, I do know that neither Momoh nor Shaki were recruiters in the military. Besides, Shaki nor Momoh could have given such orders base on the fact that both had Mende affiliations, in that, the one was raised in Mende land while the other or both were married to Mendes. As such, they had plenty followings and relations within and amongst such a tribe and had obligations to them, not only that they were nationals of Sierra Leone but that personal relationships had existed between and amongst them.
It is possible that officers within the army might have recruited people from friends, or people from certain sections based on certain affiliations but most of these were not known to the said Presidents. But in Africa, as I explained in the issue I just discussed in threads before this, most people make jumping conclusions from what other people imagine to be the truth without any verification and when in fact, they have no evidence. Because certain things have been said so many times by so many people they become “accepted facts.” This is why they hold grudges against Presidents because they are presumed to be all-powerful and as it is presumably done in most countries, where leaders have exercised extreme powers, it is then possible that their assumptions are categorical truth. Therefore, they believe that our Presidents must have ordered any action that takes place in our country is nothing short from the truth but in most occasions this is not so.
Affiliates in powerful places advocated for people who approach them for help to be enlisted in positions such in the army. Most of these advocated for came from tribes that are in most cases not members of tribes they hail from but related to somebody they knew or might have had transactions of some such with or owe obligations to. This is how many people from the Mende, Temene, and Limba went into the army. During these transactions or recruitments neither Shaki nor Momoh were there. But as head of states they were blamed for anything. But what has the constitution have to do with it remains to be answered.
Most of us Sierra Leoneans, I regret to say, are lazy to find out therefore, we feed on what other people believe. Take the Yellow woman saga and the story about Shaki's statement, "wusai dem tie cow nar dae e for eat" for example, did you believe that any fair-complexioned woman was out to kill men or did you believe that Shaki, at the prime of his leadership, would tell his citizens publicly that he authorized fraudulent behaviours? Who was he giving authority to be fraud-stars? Were they members of the S.L.P.P., A.P.C. foreign diplomats or foreigners? Most of what people said or say with authority as though they were present when these things happen or when he said these words did not actually ask him to interpret what he meant.
He was alive and I never for once read from a newspaper indicating that they questioned Shaki about the meaning of such a statement and that what people were spreading was true or false but it was national discuss, it is the duty of Journalists to correct any misconception the population might have right? In such instance, we were led to believe that we can only assume and it is o.k. to do so no matter how damaging it might be for the people marginalized and for the nation. It is that gossip that is prevalent in Sierra Leonean communities today because we have accustomed ourselves, and it is imbued in most of us to spread damaging rhetoric about others. When is it going to stop?
In Literature, poetries do have several interpretations; only the poet knows the true meaning of what he or she is saying, inferring or insinuating. This is the same with the statement mentioned above. Shaki was the only individual that truly knew what he meant by such a statement. We would only assume as we did and as we are making allegations that they, Shaki and Momoh were recruiting members of the Limba tribe in the army because this what many people said, which is not based on assessment or verification. None of us who make these accusations know the statistics of Mendes or members of the other tribes in the army; do we?
This is the same with the subject of Shaki recruiting members of the military on tribal bases.
Shaki had S.I.Koroma as Vice President while Momoh had Hon. Salia Jusu Sheriff, J.B. Dauda as V.Ps both hailing from tribes different from them. He had in his cabinets members of the Mende and Temene and so was Momoh. Don't you believe that members of these groups wanted security the same way Shaki and Momoh wanted it? There were members of all tribes in cabinet who recommended their constituents to serve in the Military and even the S.S.D. that was an A.P.C. security division. But the fact remains that most of us don't have the time to reason-out otherwise we would look at various scenarios in play to prevent us from apportioning blame to leaders just because they are leaders.
We have judicial systems that must make it their responsibility to address issues accordingly to assure their credibility, both nationally and in the International spheres. But if some members negate their duties as established within the constitution or tribune (correction required in needed,) I see no reason why blame a single man for such negation.
In closing let me say that I have no evidence to make such a claim which is why I refrain from getting involved in such generalized statements. You made the allegation please give evidence to purport it.
I must retire for now.
Talk to you latter.


Subject: NASSIT SAY EVERY SIERRA LEONE SHOULD OWN A HOME.
From: landsdealer@yahoo.com
To: All
Date Posted: 11:12:35 02/27/08 ()
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Entered From: host-216-252-183-190.wdb.ses-americom.net at 216.252.183.190

Message:
According to NASSITT, every Sierra LEONEAN SHOULD OWN A HOME, oR IS IT, CHECK OUT THIS STORY IN THE LOCAL TABLOIDS OF THIS WEEK.


Subject: Sierra Leone: Fish Shortage Rocks Freetown Markets
From: Ben Samuel Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 09:40:25 02/27/08 ()
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Sierra Leone: Fish Shortage Rocks Freetown Markets






Concord Times (Freetown)

27 February 2008
Posted to the web 26 February 2008

Ben Samuel Turay
Freetown

The Secretary General of the Krootown Road Market Association (KMA) who is also a fish trader Monday said they have observed a significant shortage in the supply of fish to markets.

Explaining the situation through her experience, Ramatu Bangura said she bought a carton of bonga fish for Le 8,000 last year but now, its price has increased to Le 33,000 "and I have to make profit," she said adding that she has been having problems with her customers because of the increment in price.


On what could have been responsible for the price increase and afterward, shortage in the commodity, Bangura said they observed that fishermen are paying high taxes and that the increase in the price of fuel also contributed to the shooting up of fish price.

A sampled view of consumers revealed that many homes in Freetown are now wondering on how best to get fish in their meals. A resident of Freetown, Zainab Bolloh explains how some of them have been grappling with the increase in the price of fish. "This increase came in a manner nobody could explain and many people can't afford the current cost of fishes in the markets," she said.

"The common fish which is bonga was sold at three pieces for Le 2,000 some time ago and the current amount is Le 1,500 for one," Bolloh said.

She added that 2008 is a bad year for Sierra Leoneans as the cost of living is becoming difficult every day as price of commodities keeps skyrocketing.

A fisherman at government wharf, Santigi Kabbia said they pay taxes before going out to fish and most times they catch only a small quantity of fish and thus sell them at a high price. "Fuel is another aspect that is giving us problem," Kabia said.

A student of Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM), Alex Favil Cline said the government should monitor the fishing industries to try and know their problems.

"My girlfriend goes to the market and everyday comes home grumbling about the increment in the prices of commodities. I think a reduction in the prices of commodities should be the government's first priority," Cline said. "Issues like light is also important but food comes first," he concluded.



Subject: APC website
From: SL
To: All
Date Posted: 08:38:49 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: static-70-20-197-79.phil.east.verizon.net at 70.20.197.79

Message:
http://apcparty.org/index.htc


Subject: New People Proves Credibility
From: Neutral Man
To: All
Date Posted: 05:25:38 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-69-204-133-167.nycap.res.rr.com at 69.204.133.167

Message:
We are sometimes hostile to opposition leaning papers but New People has over the few months online have broken stories that other papers find difficult to get. Most if not all of these tories have been true. I remember the story below in december and we all condemned them for reporting false stories. Cocorioko is also guilty of that condemnation. Should Kabs-Kanu apologize to New People? They have proven to be very effective in getting APC inside information that are damaging. Read the report below.

http://www.thenewpeople.com/080226army.htm


Subject: Re: New People Proves Credibility
From: Sheku Kallon detector
To: All
Date Posted: 19:44:03 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Sheku, go have a life. Your so-called NEW PEOPLE is full of lies and misinforation. Your paper has credibility alright--The credibility of a Used Car Dealer.


Subject: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 04:29:53 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
It's about time we make it known to these complaining SLPP "skirts" that we are tired of their nagging about what Siaka Stevens did to them 40 years ago.
Please respond to this message as a protest against SLPP nagging. By doing so, we hope they will come to the realization that this is 2008 and Siaka is not E-R-N-E-S-T.


Subject: Re: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: NAR U SABI
To: All
Date Posted: 04:50:41 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host217-44-224-112.range217-44.btcentralplus.com at 217.44.224.112

Message:
NAR U SABI


Subject: Re: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 05:01:33 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
ERNEST IS WORSE THAN SHAKI, BECAUSE WHILE SHAKI RECRUITED AND USED CRUDE/RAW LIMBA MAMPAMA TAPPERS AS HIS ATTACK DOGS, ERNEST HAS RECRUITED AND USED CERTIFIED AFRC/RUF LOOTERS, ARSONISTS, RAPISTS, BROAD DAYLIGHT ASSASINS AND DRUG ADDICTS AS BODYGUARDS AND APC ATTACK DOGS. POINTS OF REFERENCE: THOSE MURDERED FULA BUSINESS MEN, PASTOR CONTEH OF BROOKFIELDS, THOSE FULANI HERDSMEN IN KAMBIA DISTRICT


Subject: Re: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: David Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 07:28:31 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: wanglobe.hilton.com at 192.251.125.85

Message:
These are the kind of irresponsible people of Sierra leone. This people dont look at things objectively, they always look at things from the point of view of a tribal sentiment. It is too scarery to see Ernest sourronding himself with those thurgs. You cannot be assuring people with unity and at the same time doing things contrary to what you are saying. Look at the recent incident that took place around APC head office
in freetown. We understand the jeep which those thurgs used for the operation belong to he Ernest Koroma and that his own very brother was a key player in the molestation of the people. What kind of backward thinking is that? You think you can do anything you like because your brother is a president? Ernest Koroma need to put his foot down if he want people to treat him seriously.
Look at the other thing that happened at the lungi airport, why would they denied the former vice president access to the lounge that is provided for dignitaries of the country? Does Ernest Koroma want to say that he does not know anything about that? If so, then somebody else is running the country for him.That country is still not stable, as long as things like these are happening.


Subject: Re: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 11:47:05 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.124.66

Message:
My brother, calm down these are the things that were carefully ochestrated by your propandists like JOE LAHAI and others. These are not necessarily true my brother.

If you take your time and look at the current trend of international interest in Africa and the involvement of western media, you'll begin to see the plot against this government by the opposition members.

The narrative above is to assure you that if things like these as described by opponents of government is true there would have a public and international outcry. These things can only go unoticed in the past era, we've come of age. This is what is called politics: the opposition will do its best to dicredit the party in power. My only advice on these issues is that we have a very high percentage of adult illiteracy and good number of semi-literates who may not be able to interprete these claims positively, the result could be catastrophic so I urge everyone to be more responsible when making your claims.



Subject: Re: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 06:29:41 02/28/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MR APC EDIE GRANT, YOU ARE DEFINITELY ONE OF THOSE SEMI-LITERATES YOU REFER TO IN YOUR POST. DO NOT EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THAT IMPORTANT DEMOGRAPHIC GROUP. REMEMBER HOW YOU FAILED TO UNDERSTAND DR KHUMALO'S CLEAR AND STRAIGHT FORWARD ANALYSIS OF "THE NEW LAWLESSNESS" IN SIERRA LEONE?


Subject: Re: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 08:51:32 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.129.207

Message:
I don't have time to waste with you. I now realised that you can never be objective in your thinking, you failed to act on the interest of peace and development, people like you are lost or should I say your hope of seeing a developed Sierra Leone have long being dashed by your ageing syndrome? that you have nothing to gain any longer because you'll soon kick the bucket.

Mr, LAHAI, you failed to absorb as always the point I made and are still ranting with your boring and stupid responses. Your so-called Dr Khumalo's analysis is uncall for and untimely, this not the kind of contribution the country need at present rather suggestions on how best to keep the country on her knees. If you were atleast a forward thinking person, you would have seen the malice that surrounds the Khumalo theises its all based on tribal and regional superiority. God help you and if God decide to reprieve your expired time on earth and allow you to live beyond your life span, then you'll see what well meaning Sierra Leoneans such as me can do.

My friend, you're lucky for not being present during the 11 year carnagein our country that you failed to see the potential danger people like you poses as a result of your repungnant behavior. I'm a living victim of that violence, hence my robust understanding of the consequence of provocation of such violence. Its barely a month since you joined this forum I saw in you the potential to incite civil unrest in the country and began to persuade you and others not to stir violence, but because of your deliberate ignorance (educated but stupid) now we see the message you've being sending to the poor youths have been received and the result is one which even you the instigator did not expect.

So you see, WHEN YOU DIG A HOLE FOR SOMEONE TO FALL IN, NEVER FORGET THAT YOU MIGHT BE THE ONE.


Subject: Re: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:57:44 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MR DAVID BANGURA, I UNDERSTAND YOUR FRUSTRATION. UNFORTUNATELY, ERNEST KOROMA CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. HE'S NOT IN CONTROL OF ANYTHING. HE'S A BUFFON, LIKE MOMOH. HOW CAN A MAN WHO CALLS HIMSELF PRESIDENT ALLOW HIS OWN BROTHER TO BRUTALISE HIS OWN PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR HIM, USING HIS OWN JEEP? IT BEATS MY IMAGINATION


Subject: Re: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 10:17:02 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Isn't this where SLPP paliamentarian or Council representative of the said victim takes up the matter in parliament or with that rat Brima Acha..

This is a matter Acha himself should have pursued as the protector of all citizens..
Ernests brother should be dragged to court for a criminal or civil case..


Subject: Re: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 06:40:04 02/28/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MR CANDID OPINION, BE REST ASSURED THAT BRIMA ACHER KAMARA WILL TAKE NO ACTION IN THAT MATTER. IF HE WERE INTERVIEWED TODAY, HE WILL SHAMELESSLY DENY THAT ANY SUCH INCIDENT TOOK PLACE. REMEMBER THE INTERVIEW HE GAVE TO THE BBC DENYING THE POST-ELECTION LOOTING OF THE SLPP OFFICE? HE IS A VERY DISHONEST POLICEMAN, UNFIT TO HOLD THAT OFFICE.


Subject: Re: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 07:00:50 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-137-190-94.range86-137.btcentralplus.com at 86.137.190.94

Message:
Joe Lahai, you just shot yourself in the foot. How could you have known an incompetent and went ahead to appoint him to protect law and order? It is nice to admit our mistakes and let us live. Brima Acha was appointed by our SLPP led government and we knew his incompetence but did nothing and bypassed honest Police officers. We, in the SLPP, should shut our traps and pray for a better Sierra Leone. The problem at hand is a creation of ours. Just as the problems we inherited from the long war was a creation of the previous APC governments. let us give support to the entities that want to propel our country forward and shame those that are bent on seeing us backwards.


Subject: Re: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 08:45:19 02/28/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MAHATMA, THE APPOINTMENT OF ACHA KAMARA WAS ALL PA KABBA'S FAULT. WHEN KEITH BIDDLE WAS LEAVING, HE RECOMMENDED THREE SENIOR OFFICERS, INCLUDING SOMASSA, FOR THE IG POSITION. PA KABBA PICKED ACHA (EVENTHOUGH HE WAS NOT THE BEST AMONG THE LOT) IN THE INTEREST OF REGIONAL BALANCE. HE WAS WRONG. THE LOYALTY OF THE HOLDER OF SUCH AN IMPORTANT AND SENSITIVE POSITION SHOULD AT NO POINT BE IN DOUBT. BUT NO; PA KABBA WOULD'NT LISTEN. SEE HOW THE APC HAS THROWN OUT THE WINDOW THAT UNIFYING REGIONAL BALANCE STRATEGY


Subject: Re: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 09:48:18 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-137-190-94.range86-137.btcentralplus.com at 86.137.190.94

Message:
Who is and was Pa Kabbah? He was the leader of the SLPP and is now ex-president of Sierra Leone. You reap what you sow. Pa Kabbah knew Acha was not in 100% support of the SLPP, he did nothing to help the situation. We in in this position because of the neglect a few pseudo-members our party of our nation's welfare. Let us constructively criticise the APC making positive and valuable recommendations to benefit the development of the country. The people will eventually be looking up to us again if we adopt these practices. Let us not fan the flames of hate - they are very destructive to the whole.


Subject: Re: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: Mohamed A. Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:44:05 02/28/08 ()
Email Address: Saghinosoccerworld@yahoo.com
Entered From: ool-44c6af1f.dyn.optonline.net at 68.198.175.31

Message:
Paddy Pa Kabba tap nar New Rochelle, insie New York State. Naim create dis run belleh for you. Go look for ram.


Subject: Re: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 10:02:29 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-137-190-94.range86-137.btcentralplus.com at 86.137.190.94

Message:
Nor worry, bra. Do get the address and God go mek a fulfill waetin en wan do. Thanks again but jus forget now about this - me go deal with the issue.


Subject: Re: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: Watasai Stone
To: All
Date Posted: 09:28:32 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: laj201@aol.com
Entered From: at 131.118.54.87

Message:
APC was full of crap in the 60's and it is full of even more crap today.


Subject: Re: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: Mohamed A. Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:50:34 02/28/08 ()
Email Address: Saghinosoccerworld@yahoo.com
Entered From: ool-44c6af1f.dyn.optonline.net at 68.198.175.31

Message:
Watasai Stone i noticed that you are still feeling constipated, about the presidential election outcome. Even the peptobismol i sent you, didn't help. Oh well, i think you now need an enema my good friend. Good Luck.


Subject: Re: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: NAR U SABI
To: All
Date Posted: 05:07:54 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host217-44-224-112.range217-44.btcentralplus.com at 217.44.224.112

Message:
SOON THE APC WILL FALL FLAT ON IT`S FACE
NAR U SABI


Subject: Re: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 15:51:28 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.254.34

Message:
The next will treat Sierra Leoneans the same> My only hope is in the coming generations - as part of the selfish and lazy bunch - we have betrayed our nation and the same generation continues its betrayal. May God help us.


Subject: Re: PROTEST AGAINST NAGGING
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:29:55 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-155-25.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.155.25

Message:
Mr. David Bangura, We live in a world, where most people are poised to respond to a situation/s not from the standpoint of any objectively observed and assessed criteria based on principled set of rules but from a desire of wanting to belong to the echelon of disciplined ranks-and-files, compromised by a resounding subjectivity and ignorance of the understanding of what is real in contrast to assumed reality. As such, they are misguided by assumed facts rather than established facts.
The assumed complexity of democratic principles further exacerbates any reasoned objectivity even if intended. It is in view of this therefore, we see the expectations for Heads of governments and Heads of States to be despotic charm-makers rather than democratic cooperators in the smooth functioning of countries as ours.
The many that assume that President Koroma should change or charge alleged culprits are ignorant of the Rule of Law, due process and have confused knowledge of political practices and obligations of functionaries or heads of political systems such as Autocratic, Oligarchic and Democratic. The latter, which calls for Separation of powers to ensure checks and balances, does establish a court system that, for it to succeed in ensuring justice must operate outside the grip of Presidents or equivalent heads of the Executive.
This misconception has led many to think that President Koroma is responsible for the arrest of Mr. Thorlu Bangura or must arrest alleged culprits in the mishap at A.P.C. headquarters and or for any crime that might have been committed in Sierra Leone, and thus must arbitrarily order such court system to arrest or release alleged culprits without due process, meaning trial by jury. However, we have been crying for democracy to flourish but the ignorance of what it takes for such a system to work effectively is what has caused the many misguided attempts at decrying the President by allotting blames or expecting him to take extra-judicial stance by ordering for rules to be change rather than applauding him for allowing the constitution to go into thorough effect.
The Sierra Leone constitution only mandates the President to pardon certain criminals at certain given situations and circumstances or to sign certain authorization to proceed with the execution of the laws in matters relating to such cases as death sentences but these powers must be exercised only after the courts have thoroughly examined, re-examined and passed verdicts. That is how it operates in all civilized democracies.
As the President himself stated in a recent address to the people, he does not wish to overstep his constitutional bounds by meddling into, in the disrupt of the Rule of Law. Many are ignorant of this.
This ignorance has forced many to misunderstanding the fact that in a democracy the President need not know everything that takes place in his country. This is why the function of the state is divided into three branches for the specific purpose of ensuring checks and balances thereby, ensuring justice. If we have cried for injustice in our system and we have now elected a President who wishes to see such changed by living the duties of the various branches to function within their limits and mandates, I think we should applaud such initiatives.
Moreover, we have to first and foremost, realize and understand that we are failing in our responsibilities as citizens by not paying attention to what we want by understanding the mechanics involved in such operation to assure the achievement of such needs. It is our responsibility as citizens to know what is involved in the functioning of government to enable us make informed-decisions and in participating in national discuss in matters of significance. This is one of the first steps in patriotic obligation for national development.
Let us avoid the irresponsible blame-game and fanfare when in fact, we know nothing about what system we operate in. Such an action is callous, irresponsible and unpatriotic.


Subject: Re: You must not be thinking.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 12:54:33 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-155-25.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.155.25

Message:
Again, trust me, I have nothing to loose. What Presidents such as Gorge Washington, Eisenhower, Thomas Jefferson to name a few, and people such as Martin Luther King Jr., Booker Washington and other Human Rights Activists, political geniuses such as Montesquieu, John Luck, Dante and others like them across the globe fought for, to see America and the world void of subjugate an inhuman practices will go to the drains. I have nothing to loose.
Britain, Canada, France or the world body, and Sierra Leone in particular, have the greatest to loose.
Haven said that; let me observe that it is obvious that matters relating to Democracy and Presidential mandates are not understood by many who write here. But they are failing to acknowledge this inadequacy by replacing such shame with defensive mechanisms and with “politricking” or the use of offensive insults both of persons and minds.
Those of us, writers and readers alike, who have paid much attention to Sierra Leonean and International politics, can very easily detect such confusion in these writings, and the sad trick-star attempts by the said writers at dissuading, intimidating and or manipulating others rather than convincing them. Such attempts are completely unfortunate. Therefore, rather than try the foolish fishy tricks why don’t such people just ask questions to learn and then read further to understand the authenticity of what some of us are saying, to give them the opportunity to contribute with reasoning? We should stop being complacent with the for-nothing and mediocre ideas. I am sure most of us wish to be perceived as one of those who know but we will be making the saddest mistake when we write what does not make sense at all by attacking other people especially functionaries. Readers of all such are reading here. Don’t we need their approval of our intellect if that is what we are craving? But how can we get that when we go too low to the level of Tamba in the bush in discussing matters relating to Presidential mandates, the Rule of Law and Checks and Balances?
The issues involved here are purely matters concerning the Rule of Law. Mr. Thorlu Bangura cannot be arrested for no just cost. He must have been accused of committing a crime. Therefore, the constitution gives mandates to the Police to probe the case to serve justice for the accused and the State. If he is found not guilty of the crime, he has been vindicated and his image will not go to rot but it will be unjust for him not to be arrested and tried when accused of a crime. This is beyond the President’s mandates, according to the Sierra Leonean constitution. What is there too difficult to understand?
This is why I insisted on writing my actual name because I am confident in my skin and that as I write, I am conscious of the law, respect for democratic principles and the conscience with which informed readers asses my writing. Most people want to boast of such confidence but it will never happen if you write from the mindset and reasoning of an uneducated, uninformed and unmotivated ghetto-thinkers. Only such people disbelieve in possibilities and responsibilities thus handicapped by the ability to reason-out conscientiously. This is the reason why most perceive issues with an alarming defeatism or criminality.
If one cannot understand simple things such as how democracy works in Sierra Leone and you want somebody like me to give credence to your "thoughts" on an issue involving American Democracy, the World's only Superpower, where you have Congress, the Senate, the White House, Pentagon (FBI and CIA,) a matter of International significance, you must be either sick or you must not be thinking. Try understanding democracy in Sierra Leonean terms first before trying anything folly.
How these operate, as President Koroma is trying to do, is work within certain mandates within their circles and within democratic confines such as the Rule of Law, vis-à-vis the constitution.
With this in mind, I applaud you for such ignorance for not understanding that there are no threats you can make, no tricks you can play that is graver, are important or involving than what such a Superpower and a world has planned. If mishaps take place, know that you will never take credit for it if you are not directly connected to it. But if there are wrongs done we must not be seen accomplishing such wrongs by any support or blame those who wish to see such wrongs righted. If there is a delay, know that it is involving significant change that is of value to all mankind in the world and for Sierra Leonens in particular. This is what the arrest is about. But how can they know that when they are busying themselves with petty thinking and petty matters? I can’t blame them because certain issues are above their imagination and comprehension. Matters such as shooting a satellite from space are obscure to certain people the same way President Koroma’s efforts not to stay in the way of the Police and the courts to serve justice is. To them this arrest and endeavors are unjust, a waste of time and resources but to Scientist, governments and informed citizens it is a matter of grave significance to avert possible catastrophes, injustice and to promote democratic practices in Sierra Leone, a criteria for debt relief as require by the World Bank and other governments and agencies.
See how we observe issues from divergent dimensions: I am observing from the United Nations level while some are trying helter-skelter to make belief that somebody is incorrect even on matters they will never attempt to understand? So just stop it and don't make a fool yourself because doing so is an indication that you are a socialized psychopath in that, you do not know your position in society. By that I mean, your tricks cannot overshadow the mandates of the United Nations, the U.S. Government, governments around the world and what the constitutions of these countries and that of Sierra Leone have mandated but they still believe they can make a difference from sadistic standpoint.
However, it is obvious that when one reads widely, pays attention to issues of significance and remove themselves from partisan politics or the politics of hate and wickedness, the politics of empowering ignorance one will see oneself understanding better and contributing to meaningful debates about one’s country.
I hope they see reason to understand because you are gaining nothing from such ignorance and irresponsible diatribes and trickstarism.
I have nothing to loose.


Subject: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
From: Albert Moinina
To: All
Date Posted: 04:02:14 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.42.21.59

Message:
This is public information that I would like to share with the forum. I understand Mr. Musa is vying for the District Chairmanship of Kailahun. PLEASE BEWARE.

CAAR000011/1999

CAAR 11/1999

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF APPEAL

APPLICATION FOR REVIEW NO. 11 OF 1999

(ON APPEAL FROM DCCC 264 OF 1999)

______________

BETWEEN
THE SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE Applicant

AND

SOLOMON DOMINIC MUSA Respondent

______________

Coram: Hon Stuart-Moore Ag CJHC, Mayo VP & Stock JA

Date of Hearing: 15 December 2000

Date of Judgment: 15 December 2000

_______________

J U D G M E N T

_______________

Stuart-Moore Ag CJHC (giving the judgment of the Court):

Introduction

1. On 18 November 1999, the Respondent was convicted, following a trial before Judge Muttrie in the District Court, of attempting to transfer a travel document to another, contrary to section 159G of the Crimes Ordinance, Cap. 200, and section 42(2)(a)(ii) of the Immigration Ordinance, Cap. 115.

2. Following conviction, the judge imposed a sentence of three years' imprisonment. The Secretary for Justice (the Applicant) now applies to this court for a review of sentence pursuant to section 81A of the Criminal Procedure Ordinance, Cap. 221, leave having been granted by the Chief Judge on 9 December 1999.

3. The particulars of the charge which the Respondent faced were that he, without reasonable excuse, attempted to transfer travel documents to Michael Squires, an ICAC Chief Investigator (known to the Respondent as Michael Miller), namely three Sierra Leonean diplomatic passports.

4. The maximum penalty for an offence such as this is imprisonment for fourteen years and a fine of $150,000. An alternative charge of accepting an advantage as an agent, contrary to section 9(1)(a) of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance, Cap. 201, was not considered by the judge in his Reasons for Verdict in the light of the conviction on the first charge. We are told that it was this alternative charge carrying a maximum of seven years' imprisonment which was originally transferred to the District Court. The charge to which the Respondent pleaded guilty had been added later to the amended charge sheet which is now before us.

Prosecution's case

5. The Respondent was the Principal Immigration Officer of the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone. This made him the most senior official in that country's Immigration Department. The allegation against him in brief was that he attempted to sell three diplomatic passports which had been issued in Sierra Leone to an undercover ICAC officer for the sum of US$540,000.

6. The Respondent came to Hong Kong in February 1999, and on 26 February, he met Michael Squires (PW3), a Chief Investigator of ICAC, who was working under the name "Michael Miller". He was posing as a businessman operating a courier service. The Respondent was offering to sell diplomatic passports which would enable the holders of such passports to avoid customs' inspections. PW3 had a concealed tape-recorder to record their meeting at a well known hotel. A second meeting took place a few days later on 3 March in a room at a different hotel which, on this occasion, was video-taped by means of a concealed camera. For part of the time, a third man, who was calling himself "Simon Stone" and who, we are told, was also an ICAC operative, was present as well. Simon Stone had introduced the Respondent to PW3.

7. The judge summed up the background to these meetings, starting with the events at the first hotel, as follows:

"(PW3) told the defendant that he was a businessman, engaged in conveying various articles from Thailand to other places. He understood that the defendant had passports for sale. The defendant confirmed that he had diplomatic passports of Sierra Leone which he was prepared to sell. He said that he was a senior civil servant in Sierra Leone and responsible for issuing passports there. He offered passports for sale at ¡ê120,000 sterling each. He told the witness that the passports could be used safely because he would make arrangements for the details of the holder to be recorded in Sierra Leone. (PW3) asked if he could make use of false names in the passports and the defendant said that that would be all right. He said that the use of the passports would allow the passport holder to claim diplomatic privilege so that his bags would not be searched."

8. PW3 was then taken to the Respondent's room in the hotel where the Respondent showed PW3 his own service and diplomatic passports, together with a considerable number of ordinary passports and three diplomatic passports. The majority of these genuine passports were in blank form. The Respondent said that he was willing to sell the three diplomatic passports. He showed PW3 a large metal seal which he said he had been given to use in the course of his duties. He undertook to give the seal to PW3 in the event that he bought the passports so that PW3 could complete the passport in any name that was chosen. The Respondent also showed PW3 photocopies of other diplomatic passports which two bankers were said to be buying from him. The Respondent assured PW3 that the passports were reliable because they would be registered with the Government of Sierra Leone. He also said he would need to use some of the money used to purchase them towards payments to other members of the Government of Sierra Leone. In addition, the Respondent made clear his intention to provide forged naturalisation certificates to support the validity of the passports. PW3 then agreed to buy the three diplomatic passports.

9. On 3 March 1999, when PW3 and Simon Stone met the Respondent at about 10.00 a.m. in the second hotel, PW3 produced photographs of three persons saying that they were his employees. PW3 then asked how the passports should be made up to avoid the risk of damaging them. The Respondent then set a photograph into one of the diplomatic passports, laminated it and sealed it with the embossing seal. We have seen this passport today and it was most professionally done. PW3 then showed the Respondent his briefcase which contained some United States currency and he asked Simon Stone to collect the balance of US$540,000 which was said to be in the hotel safe. Simon Stone then left the room ostensibly for the purpose of bringing back the money but he returned with other officers who arrested the Respondent. The video-recording supported this account of matters, and recorded other details given by the Respondent as to how the false passports should be filled out.

10. After his arrest, the Respondent was questioned. At first, he denied having had any dealings with PW3. He denied trying to sell passports and later explained that Mr Miller (PW3) was the business partner of Simon Stone. He said, for reasons which will become apparent, that he was trying to convince PW3 that Simon Stone had "done nothing wrong". In effect, he said he had been trying to give a demonstration of genuine passports. He denied having any knowledge of any money at the meeting in the second hotel. The Respondent then went on to say, as the Reasons for Verdict concisely show, that:

".... he was himself in Hong Kong at the invitation of his country's ambassador to testify in a matter before the Hong Kong courts concerning a Sierra Leone passport issued to Stone, which was alleged to have been obtained unlawfully. He was also to deal with the Hong Kong Immigration Department and various other persons, regarding passports which had been issued under his country's investment immigration programme, and to see whether these had been properly issued. He explained this programme which in effect allowed outsiders to become naturalised as citizens of Sierra Leone, and to hold passports from that country, in exchange for investment there. He mentioned a Mr Frank Yiu who had been appointed by his government to run this programme in Hong Kong."

Defence case

11. The judge rejected the Respondent's defence of acting with a reasonable excuse. The Respondent had made out in his evidence in the court below that he was recruiting an "honorary consul" on behalf of his Government and, in pursuance of this, that he was lawfully issuing a diplomatic passport. The judge had heard evidence from PW3 that during the earlier meeting on 26 February 1999, PW3 had told the Respondent:

".... you see the problem is this is that .... my friend Simon was stopped at immigration check point. He was arrested, searched .... and so on..... Now I can't afford that to happen.... Because, if my people, and I'm interested not so much to myself but some of my .... associates. If my people was stopped .... and searched it would be, at least, embarrassing .... And if they were stopped and searched in the wrong country, it would be potentially fatal. So, I need (know) that ... is not going to happen. Now, how can I be assured of that?

(Respondent): Yeah, I would not .... tell a lie in that, yeah. All I know is this, that's one the document I give you .... internationally recognized. The thing which I give you ... alright.

(PW3): So, you have a diplomatic passport?

(Respondent): I do.

(PW3): Yeah, O.K.

(Respondent): O.K. I'm the head of the department."

12. Part of the gravity of this case is revealed by the last answer because, of course, anyone with immigration difficulties arising from the use of these diplomatic passports would have been able to refer the matter not merely to someone in the Immigration Department connected to the Sierra Leone Government but to the person who was actually in charge, namely this Respondent.

13. The judge, in rejecting the defence case, found that the Respondent was using a set of false documents in return for a very large sum of money. Whatever legitimate business had brought the Respondent to Hong Kong, this was not part of it. It is also implicit from the Reasons for Verdict that the Respondent knew, when he committed the offence, that the person to whom he was selling the passports would be inserting false particulars of the passport holders' identities and that these would be used to facilitate international criminal activity. Two of the passports were to be sold in blank form and one of them had had the photograph inserted by the Respondent at the request of PW3. The passports were to be sold together with naturalisation certificates which the Respondent said, no doubt to add credence to the travel documents, would be backdated to 1995. Furthermore, he had provided an official seal of the Sierra Leonean Government as part of the illegal transaction. The Respondent had assured the purchaser that the passports would be registered with the Government of his country, and that some members of his Government would be bribed to ensure that the passports would be accepted as genuine.

Mitigation

14. The Respondent's mitigation in the court below rested heavily on his personal circumstances, in particular his lost status in his home country and his sense of solitude and his inability to converse with anyone except in English when so far away from Sierra Leone. Secondly, it was said that he was not in the best of health. The third matter raised in mitigation has been strongly relied upon by Mr John Dunn who now represents the Respondent. This related to an element of 'entrapment' which counsel who acted for the Respondent in the court below suggested was something which could properly be taken into account as a mitigating factor. On this basis, counsel who appeared before the District Court judge had sought a discount to the sentence which would normally have been passed as a reflection of the Respondent's reduced moral culpability.

Sentencing considerations

15. In passing sentence, the judge was well aware of a number of aggravating factors. First and foremost, the Respondent was a very senior official of a foreign government with authority to issue passports himself and with access to genuine passports and other government items such as certificates of naturalisation and official seals.

16. Secondly, the passports, certificates and seals were all genuine and the Respondent was able to put in place suitable arrangements to ensure that the documents would be recognised by the Sierra Leonean Government once they had been purchased. This was crucial to their international acceptance and was a key factor in making them high value items.

17. Thirdly, as the Respondent well knew, the value of diplomatic passports lay in the immunity from search which they provide to their holders which extends, of course, to the sealed diplomatic bag or bags they might carry with them. The knowledge of their value was evidenced by the very high price he was asking for these three documents.

18. Fourthly, and arising directly from the second and third aggravating features, the Respondent was aware that the person to whom he was trying to sell the diplomatic passports was apparently buying them because he was involved in international criminal activity. This activity may, for all the Respondent knew, have been trafficking in drugs or in arms or have been connected to terrorist activities.

19. With these factors in mind, taken together with the mitigation, the judge took a four-year starting point and reduced this to a sentence of three years' imprisonment.

The Application

20. Mr Ryan, on the Applicant's behalf, submitted that the sentencing judge had not paid sufficient regard to the gravity of the offence or, most significantly in the present context, the impact of the Respondent's offence on the international community. This conduct would not only have impacted on Hong Kong but on every country in which diplomatic passports might have been used to gain entry without a search of the holder. In this context, it is to be noted that the Respondent also had in his possession a number of ordinary passports but it was not these which he was selling to PW3. Mr Ryan submitted that the sentence should have reflected the danger posed to other nations by the Respondent's conduct as well as compliance with the principle of the comity of nations by the courts in Hong Kong. As to this principle, Jowitt's Dictionary of English Law (2nd ed.) defines the "comity of nations" as:

"... that body of rules which States observe towards one another from courtesy or mutual convenience, although they do not form part of international law. It is derived altogether from voluntary consent, and is inadmissible when it is contrary to the State's known policy or prejudicial to its interests. In the absence of any positive rule affirming or denying or restraining the operation of foreign laws, courts of justice presume the tacit adoption of them by their own government, unless repugnant to its policy or prejudicial to its interests."

21. Bokhary J (as he then was) in The Queen v Raquel M. Garcia (1990) 1 HKLR 599 at 601G said in a helpful passage regarding the approach taken by the courts to the comity of nations:

"There is a mutual responsibility shared by all nations in regard to the proper identification and legitimate control of persons moving across international boundaries. There are very good reasons - even in the best of times - why this is important. And nowadays - with the rapid movement of ordinary criminals and worse throughout the world - these things have become even more important. That is why these matters always have to be regarded seriously and certainly investigated thoroughly."

22. We respectfully endorse those remarks. In the present case, the Respondent was an active participant, said Mr Ryan, in an illegal passport racket using a position of considerable influence to sell diplomatic passports to those who could afford to pay a high price for them. His offence was obviously far more serious than the kind of offence committed by a person who is in possession of a false passport for his own use.

23. It was in these circumstances that Mr Ryan submitted that the sentence was manifestly inadequate. It was his contention that the judge, while admittedly having referred to the maximum sentence available for an offence of this kind, had nevertheless paid little regard to the legislative intent for an offence of this gravity. As Mr Ryan pointed out, the sentencing judge had relied to an extent on the judgment given by Power VP in Secretary for Justice v Tsui Kim-ming, Simon CAAR 4/1997 (unreported) for the purpose of assisting him in the determination of an appropriate starting point for sentence in the present case. In Tsui Kim-ming, the respondent had successfully taken immigrants to England on four occasions. He was caught as he tried to take a fifth person to the same destination by posing as the husband of a woman who was using his real wife's British passport. He pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the use of an unlawfully obtained travel document and aiding and abetting the use of an identification card relating to another. The remaining four pairs of offences in the sequence were taken into consideration. In that case, the sentencing judge had adopted an overall starting point of two years' imprisonment which he reduced to a total of fifteen months having regard to the mitigation. The Court of Appeal took the view that a starting point of four and a half years would have been appropriate and, but for the fact that it was a review, would have imposed a sentence of three years' imprisonment taking into account that it was a plea of guilty. The court found in that case that the offences were premeditated and committed for financial gain, deceiving the authorities on four occasions.

24. In the present case, the sentencing judge took the view that the offence was "more serious" than the offences disclosed in the example of Tsui Kim-ming because of the facility being provided by the Respondent to drug and contraband smugglers "rather than simple illegal immigration". We agree with this sentiment but, despite this assessment, the judge then adopted a lower starting point (four years' imprisonment) than the Court of Appeal had stated was appropriate in Tsui Kim-ming.

25. The judge outlined the mitigating factors before eventually sentencing the Respondent to three years saying, amongst other things:

"I accept that the defendant has a clear record. He had an important position in his own country which he will no doubt now lose because of this offence. He is an African from Sierra Leone and only speaks the language of that country and English. Prison in Hong Kong, amongst an almost entirely Chinese and non-English-speaking prison population, can be expected to be hard on an African. I do not know whether there is any agreement between Hong Kong and Sierra Leone which may allow him to be transferred home by order of the Chief Executive under the provisions of the Transfer of Sentenced Persons Ordinance. I can take his foreignness into account. I can, I think, also take into account that he is not a well man, and was unable to continue with his trial for one day because of hypertension. In view of his own particular personal circumstances, I propose to allow a reduction of 1 year."

26. In effect, the Respondent had been given a discount of 25% to allow for those matters which had been raised in mitigation.

Respondent's submissions

27. Mr Dunn rightly submitted that nowhere in the Reasons for Sentence had the judge made any reference to the 'entrapment' element which he suggested formed the background to this case, despite the fact that it had been specifically referred to in mitigation. He argued, therefore, that we should act on the assumption that the judge had taken this element of the mitigation into account in arriving at a four-year starting point before the judge made a further reduction to take into account the Respondent's personal situation.

28. Mr Dunn reminded us that Lord Scarman, adopting what had been said in R v Birtles (1969) 2 All ER 1131n and (1969) 1 WLR at 1047, when delivering his opinion in R v Sang (1979) 2 All ER 1222 at 1243, had said:

"It would be wrong in principle to import into our law a defence of entrapment. Incitement is no defence in law for the person incited the crime, even though the inciter is himself guilty of crime and may be far the more culpable. It would confuse the law and create unjust distinctions if incitement by a policeman or an official exculpated him whom they incited to crime whereas incitement by others, perhaps exercising much greater influence, did not. There are other more direct, less anomalous, ways of controlling police and official activity than by introducing so dubious a defence into the law. The true relevance of official entrapment into the commission of crime is on the question of sentence when its mitigating value may be high: see R v Birtles."

29. Mr Dunn submitted that not infrequently the courts are to be seen giving a discount to an offender who has been entrapped. As one example, he cited HKSAR v Daswani Anil Shewakram CACC 253/1997 (unreported). In that case, the trial judge had ignored the mitigation relating to entrapment. It is, we are bound to say, far from clear from the judgment why the so-called entrapment should have attracted any reduction in sentence. The mere fact that it was mentioned in mitigation obviously does not give rise to an automatic requirement to give a discount unless the entrapment provides mitigation along well defined lines to which we shall shortly turn. Furthermore, in Daswani Anil Shewakram, this court appears to have overlooked the fact that the sentencing judge had taken an eight-year starting point before he reduced this by one-third to five years and four months to take into account the pleas of guilty. As Mr Dunn pointed out, the court in that case appeared to have thought that a 50% discount for entrapment was appropriate but, if so, it seems to us that the court went on to discount the sentence, which had already been discounted by a third, by a further 50%, leaving the applicant in that case with a sentence of two years and eight months to serve.

30. Unsatisfactory though the decision in Daswani Anil Shewakram clearly was, Mr Dunn's point remains a valid one. Where entrapment establishes a lower blameworthiness on the part of an offender, a lower sentence than would normally be imposed should be given.

Conclusion

31. One of the questions we have asked ourselves is whether in the present case the Respondent was somebody who should have benefitted on sentence as the result of the way in which he was caught in a trap. We have already made reference to the way the Respondent behaved when he first met PW3. It is apparent to us that no criticism attached to PW3's conduct. His duty was to carry out an investigation into a potentially serious passport racket. In carrying out that duty, what he had said to the Respondent was:

".... I've got a group of associates who involve themselves in .... shall we say .... a courier service. And .... basically, they run a private courier service and doing various commodities. And .... it's so useful on occasions for us to be able to go to .... government facilities .... not bother with ... the irregularities that you will get when you go on a normal visa .... Simon tells me that you might have available, ... diplomatic passports of your country .... My problem is that .... I know that Simon has got a passport from your country and I heard that Simon has had a great deal of difficulties at the moment."

32. We were reminded of the way in which Barker JA expressed the position, when dealing with entrapment, in R v Liu Chun-fai (1987) HKLR 1032 at 1035G-J where he said:

"So there is a fundamental distinction between police incitement which results in the commission of the offence or perhaps a more serious offence and undercover police investigation, which may be absolutely essential in certain types of crime if the police are to do their work properly.

The sale to the police officer in this case would not have taken place if the police officer had not been there. It would not have taken place if the man knew he was a police officer. But the real question is whether it would have taken place to somebody else if it had not taken place to this police officer .... We conclude therefore that there is no substance in the suggestion that the police conduct here constituted entrapment. Therefore their conduct was not a mitigating factor as far as the applicant was concerned."

33. The matter was also covered in a very brief passage in HKSAR v Kai Chi-chung & Anor. CACC 259/1997 Power VP said:

"What a sentencing court must ask itself is whether there was any real likelihood that the appellant was encouraged to commit an offence, which he would not otherwise have committed. In the present case we say without hesitation that there was no such likelihood. When the police officer posed as a customer hoping to purchase drugs he was setting a legitimate trap. There was, we are satisfied, no element of entrapment in the present case such as would attract any discount from the proper sentence."

34. We can put it, perhaps, even more shortly. A "legitimate trap" is not to be equated with entrapment.

35. The Respondent, who was 46 at the time of this offence, was in our view at no stage encouraged to commit a crime which he would not otherwise have committed. On the contrary, the Respondent named his price, ¡ê120,000 sterling for each passport, and showed PW3 the equipment he had with him to turn the passports into valid travel documents for whoever needed them. The inquiry made by PW3 revealed the Respondent to have been ready to find a willing buyer, whoever he may have been.

36. Bearing in mind the gravity of the offence, in our view none of the factors which the judge took into account in mitigation should significantly have affected the sentence he imposed. If entrapment was a factor he took into account, and it is unfortunate that the judge was silent on the topic, he should not have done so in the particular circumstances which pertained here. The Respondent had abused his high office while on a visit to Hong Kong on what was ostensibly a legitimate visit and the consequences of his actions were of his own doing and no doubt motivated by personal greed.

37. In our view, the sentence for this offence required a substantial deterrent element. We are equally in no doubt that the sentence of three years' imprisonment failed to provide a deterrent effect and was unduly lenient bearing in mind the maximum level of imprisonment which is provided for such offences taken together with the circumstances in which this offence was committed. These circumstances provide an insight into the considerable abuse of power by a corrupt and very senior official of a foreign government who occupied a position of great trust. It is plain that the Respondent paid scant regard to the potentially widespread damage which could have flowed from his actions both in terms of the criminality that he was promoting on the part of others once they took possession of the diplomatic passports and as regards the respect with which all nations treat the holders of diplomatic passports.

38. In our view, a proper starting point should have been not less than ten years' imprisonment. As the jurisdictional limit in the District Court is seven years, we shall impose that sentence by way of substitution upon the Respondent. He would normally have received a sentence of at least ten years and so he had already derived significant benefit from the fact that these proceedings were conducted in the District Court. For that reason, we cannot see that any further discount can be justified.

39. This application therefore succeeds. The sentence is varied from three years' imprisonment to one of seven years.

(M. Stuart-Moore) (Simon Mayo) (Frank Stock)
Ag Chief Judge, HC Vice-President Justice of Appeal

Representation:

Mr Bernard Ryan, SADPP and Mr Joseph To, SGC, of the Department of Justice, for the Applicant.

Mr John Dunn, instructed by the Legal Aid Department, for the Respondent.


Subject: Re: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
From: landsdealer@yahoo.com
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Date Posted: 11:08:26 02/27/08 ()
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Watin dat , ah tink say nah play play me day pan way me dae sell land


Subject: Re: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
From: Eddie Grant
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If you all you said is true, then it must be made clear that such people need not stand for public office. We must not encourage economic criminals.


Subject: Re: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
From: JOE LAHAI
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Date Posted: 05:15:01 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
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YES, ALBERT MOININA, YOUR POSTING IS ACCURATE. SOLO MUSA WAS MY COLLEGE MATE AT FBC DURING THE LATE 70s AND EARLY 80s. HE RAN FOR THE STUDENTS UNION PRESIDENCY IN 1982/83 AND LOST TO SAHR J B NGAYENGA. HE WAS ELOQUENT AND POPULAR, BUT LOST BECAUSE STUDENTS DID NOT TRUST HIM WITH THEIR MONEY.

I'M NOT THE LEAST SURPRISED THAT HE'S RUNNING ON AN APC TICKET. THE APC IS FULL OF SHADY CHARACTERS


Subject: Re: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 05:56:35 02/27/08 ()
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You'll never cease to amaze me. The subject is completely different from what you are lamenting about.

I'm surprise to hear you say you actually went to FBC.

What really happened? did you qualify or were you thrown out. Because it doesn't reflect according to your responses as someone with the above status.


Subject: Re: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
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Apart from this man's passport dealings, he is a woman beater, has little or no respect for the opposite sex, sees women as sex unit. I believe he should be stopped in his tracks. Are you people really serious about this guy attending FBC? Cos the time I ever knew about him, was when he was in the police force. My opinion of him starts from there. God help those that knew him in his young adulthood.


Subject: Re: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 10:27:57 02/29/08 ()
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Mamie Vamboi, who are you really refering to? is it LAHAI?. Well you maybe you have good knowledge of the man you described. Despite his tirade towards me, I still believe we should embark on discussing important maters relating to national development and individuals. You may have a legitimate reason to expose his background and I also noted that he (Mr Lahai) is fund of dicussing people's personal lives so you nar in matches box.


Subject: Re: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
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Eddie, I meant Solomon Musa. Nothing to do with Lahai.


Subject: Re: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
From: Mamie vamboi
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I meant Solomon Musa. Nothing to do with Lahai. I don't even who Lahai is.


Subject: Re: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
From: JOE LAHAI
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Date Posted: 07:15:49 02/27/08 ()
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MR APC EDIE GRANT, I ENTERED FOURAH BAY COLLEGE IN 1979/80, STUDIED FOR, AND OBTAINED AN HONOURS DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHY(1984/85). I ALSO READ FOR, AND OBTAINED A POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION FROM THE SAME COLLEGE IN 1985/86. IN ADDITION TO THAT, I HOLD AN MPHIL FROM STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITY, SCOTLAND.

SEE WHY I CAN SPELL CORRECTLY AND YOU CAN'T? I AM A SOUTHERNER, YOU KNOW. WHILE WE GO TO SCHOOL, YOU "SELL PANCAKE" ALONG ROGBANE ROAD, OR "DIG DIAMOND" IN IN SUMBUYA - DAMN BLOODY "SAN-SAN BOY"


Subject: Re: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
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Date Posted: 10:56:33 02/28/08 ()
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, I ENTERED FOURAH BAY COLLEGE IN 1979/80, STUDIED FOR, AND OBTAINED AN HONOURS DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHY(1984/85). I ALSO READ FOR, AND OBTAINED A POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION FROM THE SAME COLLEGE IN 1985/86. IN ADDITION TO THAT, I HOLD AN MPHIL FROM STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITY, SCOTLAND.

SEE WHY I CAN SPELL CORRECTLY AND YOU CAN'T? I AM A SOUTHERNER YOU KNOW. WHILE WE GO TO SCHOOL, YOU "SELL PANCAKE" ALONG ROGBANE ROAD, OR "DIG DIAMOND" IN IN SUMBUYA - DAMN BLOODY "SAN-SAN BOY"


Subject: Re: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 11:10:17 02/27/08 ()
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Mr LAHAI, I'm happy for your achievement honestly. But my problem with you is, despite all your acedemic prowess you still write like a semi-literate.

What you failed to realise is your postings literarily depicts our country as a place they breed criminals. Don't get me wrong, you're entitle to your opinion but what you should bear in mind is that our country yearns for foreign investment but if potential investors are made to understand that our country is what I mentioned above, they will not be interested.

You're criticising the APC and the Temne tribe, but guess what, those investors I mentioned here cannot distinguish between APC and Temne all they know is the country. So you're doing more harm than good for your country, if you think it's the APC who you're vilyfing you're wrong for reasons I mentioned above.

Lastly I'm very good at spellings and don't get carried away with typing errors on the forum.

By the way, at what capacity are you rendering your service for your beloved Sierra Leone? just curious.


Subject: Re: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
From: mamie vamboi
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Apart from his passport dealings, this man is a woman beater, has little or no respect for the opposite sex, he looks at every women as a sex unit, not only that he has caursed a lot of problems in his own family as well as his ex. wife's by having a child with his wife's niece. Such people are not feet to prepresent us at any level. You know what? he shows no remose for all of this and thats what beats my imagination.


Subject: Re: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
From: medkay
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Mr.JOE LAHAI you are my senior but you a disgrace to be a sierra leonean you tribal efulefu.


Subject: Re: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
From: mamie vamvoi
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Date Posted: 13:21:37 02/29/08 ()
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Medkay, have you got a personal problem with Lahai? Or is it because of political defferences? Cos Solomon you are defending or appears to be defending is not the right candidate for APC in that region.


Subject: Re: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:27:31 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MY CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR COUNTRY SPEAKS VOLUMES. SOME OF YOU CAN ONLY SURVIVE WHEN A PARTY LIKE THE APC IS IN STATE HOUSE, INCLUDING MEDIOCRES LIKE EDIE APC GRANT AND THAT BI-SEXUAL FOOL PARADING HIMSELF AS EBK'S PRESS SECRETARY


Subject: Re: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 13:52:49 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.79.185

Message:
I asked you in another post as to what extent do you offer assistance to your country. This is not a clear answer as anyone can say that.

My friend you have finally displayed your prejudices on this forum. What has someone bisexual got to do with you?


Subject: Re: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
From: medkay
To: All
Date Posted: 07:50:07 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 161.red-88-22-26.staticip.rima-tde.net at 88.22.26.161

Message:
Mr.JOE LIE LIE you are a real sycophant who doesnt know where you are heading to.Your contribution is only to write about a succesful government that is only five month old and doing a herculan task that your own dommy party fail to do during your eleven to seventeen years of a fail government,that only bent on promoting south and south east tribalim,outdated court cases,to show educated failures.Bring development and awareness to our people not grieviances,you low thinker JOE LIE LIE.


Subject: Re: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 08:27:14 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
STOP THAT STREET TRADING YOU'RE DOING AND HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL. YOU DAMN IDIOT


Subject: Re: Beware of Solomon Musa - Kailahun District Elections
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 11:22:18 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.124.66

Message:
Joe, Why are you loosing your cool bra? are you proving me right that despite your high calibre acedemic achievement you still lacks ethics. Medkay don't deserve your tirade. The guy is making a valuable point here if you can't swallow it then I suggest you quit the forum of patriots.

Please lets don't result to abuse, this forum have seen enough of this absurd behaviour.

I'm sure you're a very senior person than me according to what I've gathered from and though I diagree with all you stand for I still enjoy having conversation with you one which is free from foul language.


Subject: No doubt! You better believe that.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 22:21:52 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-155-25.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.155.25

Message:
President Ernest Koroma is very popular in Sierra Leone , says popular Businessman
Written by Cocorioko Newspaper Limited
Wednesday, 27 February 2008

The President of Sierra Leone , Dr. Ernest Koroma, is very popular in Sierra Leone and everywhere he goes, the outbursts of public enthusiasm and fanaticism are unimaginable , a famous Sierra Leonean businessman of New York , Mr. Abdulai Barrie, who has just returned from Freetown , told COCORIOKO in an exclusive interview today. And Abdulai Barrie views have been backed by many people from the diaspora who have been to Sierra Leone.

Mr. Abdulai Barrie said that he stayed in Freetown for three months , went all over the city and also travelled to many parts of the provinces where he spoke to a lot of people about the change of government in Sierra Leone in September. Mr. Barrie stated that President Koroma is held in very esteem all over the country.

Mr. Barrie blamed detractors from the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party ( SLPP) and their tabloids on the internet for the misconception being held in the diaspora by some Sierra Leoneans that people were disillusioned about the new government and President Ernest Koroma and were complaining a lot.

Mr. Barrie and the diasporan Sierra Leoneans who have just returned to the U.S. explained that the President's popularity and the public confidence in him were huge . Mr. Barrie stated that from the army to the Police to workers and the general public everybody believed in the President and his manifestations to change the country for the better. Infact, the boys on the street, Mr. Barrie went on, have a popular saying : "Ernest big pass lie. Ernest Koroma nor day lie. E big pass lie ".

Mr. Barrie said he attended the Myohaung Day celebrations at the Army Barracks and the President was well received and honoured by the soldiers. He stated that President was clad in military fatigues for the program and from the looks on the faces of the soldiers one could see that they were very delighted with him

Mr. Barrie conceded that prices of foods had skyrocketted within the past months and people were complaining about it , but Sierra Leoneans are confident that the government would tackle the problem satisfactorily .It is also true that some Sierra Leoneans were blaming the APC government, but they do not represent the voice of the people. Many Sierra Leoneans believe that the rising prices of food is a world-wide phenomenon. This complaining itself , Mr. Barrie enthused, has not affected the public trust and confidence in the President and the government . "People still have confidence in Ernest Koroma that he will change the country for the better , despite the rising prices " Mr. Barrie said.

Mr. Barrie told COCORIOKO that the face of Freetown was gradually changing. He said that darkness has gone and there is electricity in the capital now."The Freetown we have today is far different from the Freetown of the SLPP days , with all the darkness and futility, " Barrie indicated. He however said that the government has a lot to do to stop the escalating prices of food ." However, for now, Ernest Koroma is the man of the people," Mr. Barrie concluded : "The people love the President" .

Mr. Barrie further explained that when the President is on his way to work in the morning, people cheer him on the streets. One thing that Mr. Barrie found fascinating is that unlike the eras of Presidents Siaka Stevens, Joseph Momoh, Tejan Kabbah and Heads of State Valentine Strasser and Maada Bio when the leadesr caused long traffic jams in the city, the Ernest Koroma motorcades procede through the city easily, barely affecting traffic.

Mr. Barrie called on the people of Sierra Leone to continue to give their overwhelming support to the President as he seeks to bring positive socio-economic and political changes to the country.


Subject: CANDID OPINION CALLING CARD
From: SALONE MAN
To: All
Date Posted: 20:38:14 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 71.163.183.208

Message:
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From: service4voip
To: All
Date Posted: 07:40:52 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: service4voip001@yahoo.com
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Subject: Re: CANDID OPINION CALLING CARD
From: Salone titi
To: All
Date Posted: 12:36:24 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw2.dc.gov at 164.82.144.3

Message:
Calling cards are good used it twice so far. Had some problems with the second one too............don't know if it had any connection with the traffic congestion etc but lost about $6 - $ 7 in between trying and finally succeeding. Can anything be done now?


Subject: Re: CANDID OPINION CALLING CARD
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 12:44:49 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
This is what i got from my provider when i pester them this AM about the connections and minutes..

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Subject: Re: CANDID OPINION CALLING CARD
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 21:01:25 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
Bra, leh God Butter you brade...
En make you wef born twin..(Joke)..

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My emails is ..
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Subject: Re: CANDID OPINION CALLING CARD
From: Kalos
To: All
Date Posted: 00:47:54 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-70-17-225-207.balt.east.verizon.net at 70.17.225.207

Message:
Please repost your web address and any additional instructions.


Subject: Re: CANDID OPINION CALLING CARD
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:27:28 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Kabs, please allow me a bit of airtime..


Kalos..

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Subject: BO TRAIN....WATERLOO!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 20:04:38 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
The trains were old, slow but reliable---transporting people and goods from Pendembu to Freetown and in between and effectively uniting the country.
With a bold vision that sticks it to the naysayers, our leaders can bring back the railway. Second hand engines and rails can work for now. This will provide jobs and revitalize the economy.
Next time we visit Libya, India, etc, let's ask them about the possibility of building a railway in Salone.


Subject: Re: BO TRAIN....WATERLOO!
From: babyshow
To: All
Date Posted: 02:33:51 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-76-244-70-58.dsl.austtx.sbcglobal.net at 76.244.70.58

Message:
Thanks 4 bring this topic up....


Subject: Re: BO TRAIN....WATERLOO!
From: FREE SPEECH
To: All
Date Posted: 23:27:19 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h209.189.213.151.ip.alltel.net at 151.213.189.209

Message:
"Abandoned railway trestle outside Waterloo"

There you GO! We still have some remnants left; it was not a total LOSS.


Subject: Re: BO TRAIN....WATERLOO!
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:55:40 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
If only we where FRENCH..
Or pa shaki been know watin for do with all tha potential..


Subject: Re: BO TRAIN....WATERLOO!
From: Fellow
To: All
Date Posted: 12:37:22 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.231.23.240

Message:
Well in any CASE, let's Hope and Pray that O Bai knows what he is doing.

Because Sa Leone still resembles a house full of children, with a teen in charge, without adult supervision.

And that's one mans opinion.


Subject: Re: BO TRAIN....WATERLOO!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 02:01:51 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Beautiful picture, bro. Breathtaking scene.


Subject: Re: BO TRAIN....WATERLOO!
From: Sam
To: All
Date Posted: 08:41:43 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-19-137-141.hsd1.ma.comcast.net at 76.19.137.141

Message:
My point exactly! Look at those rolling hills. Why is our contry so undeveloped, why can't we use what we have to get what we want? With just electricity and other basic services, cleanliness and some more hotel rooms, we could easily be realizing at least a 100 million in tourism revenues and that's very small. That's just a 100,000 people spending a thousand each on airlines, hotel and local spending. I am sure Senegal is getting much more than that in annual visitors.


Subject: WHY IS THE OFFICIAL STATE HOUSE WEBSITE STILL ACCESSIBLE?
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 17:06:15 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.254.34

Message:
Why is it that we love to be in haste and do things wrongly when we can exercise patience and do things right.

The state house website s still accessible when not all links and info have be professionally placed. Is this deliberate or just plain stubbornness refusing to learn from competent people?

I implore the webmaster to hold on till the website is complete. it is a dsgrace to put the names of cabinet ministers and blank photo place-holders. This has been for over three weeks now. A junior website designer would have scanned and uploaded such photos in two hours or less! What is going on?


Subject: Re: WHY IS THE OFFICIAL STATE HOUSE WEBSITE STILL ACCESSIBLE?
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 01:51:53 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MY DEAR MAHATMA, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THAT STUPID, IRRESPONSIBLE AND INCOMPETENT FOOL OF A PRESS SECRETARY?


Subject: Re: WHY IS THE OFFICIAL STATE HOUSE WEBSITE STILL ACCESSIBLE?
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 05:16:00 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.242.150.96

Message:
Negativity is your nature, I'm not suprised if you're never involved in fruitful discussions.

My brother Lahai, please take advice on this, frustration can destroy ones life. All you to do at the moment is to take timeout and visit your home that way, you'll be able to understand that your negative thoughts are not necessary after all. The longer you stay in the west without visiting home the more deeply you get engulfed to the white man's ideology and the only way you'll feel that you are contributing to your country is by responding to any BOTHO BATHA ideas of other miscreants.

Try to involve yourself in more objective discussions that way you will be relieved of your burden.


Subject: Re: WHY IS THE OFFICIAL STATE HOUSE WEBSITE STILL ACCESSIBLE?
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 08:22:01 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MR APC EDIE GRANT, THIS IS A CLEAR MANIFESTATION OF YOUR STUPIDITY. HOW CAN YOU ADVISE ME TO RETURN HOME WHEN YOU DO NOT HAVE A CLUE ABOUT MY WHEREABOUT. YOU'RE A DAMN DUMB FELLOW. IF YOU MUST KNOW, I'M RIGHT HERE IN FREETOWN, NOT FAR FROM THE PLACE WHERE THOSE ARMED ROBBERS YOU CALL APC SUPPORTERS CONGREGATE WHEN HEADING TO SEE VICTOR FOH FOR THEIR DAILY PERDIEM. REASON FOR PERDIEM: "LOOK FOR ANYONE WHO'S NOT APC; BEAT HIM/HER UP; TAKE HIM/HER TO THE OFFICE AND CHAIN HIM/HER. IF THEIR FRAIL MOTHERS COME TO PLEAD WITH YOU, MOLEST THEM THOROUGHLY AND WITHOUT MERCY. "WE'RE IN POWER; NOTHING WILL COME OUT OF IT".
.


Subject: Re: WHY IS THE OFFICIAL STATE HOUSE WEBSITE STILL ACCESSIBLE?
From: mamie vamboi
To: All
Date Posted: 14:08:44 02/29/08 ()
Email Address: mamievaboi@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-los-ae04.proxy.aol.com at 195.93.21.132

Message:
Ngor Lahai, are you one of those mende people that believe its only the letters SLPP that has the know how? The Winston Minah's that could not bear the thought of APC in power? because it will mean killing the mende philosophy. To them, its either GREEN or non.
You are behind times. Change we believe in. This ngor ngor business has to stop.


Subject: Re: WHY IS THE OFFICIAL STATE HOUSE WEBSITE STILL ACCESSIBLE?
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 11:29:56 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.124.66

Message:
Well you might be in Freetown now, but are still far from home. As a Southerner, your home is not Freetown hope you understand what I mean. Living in Freetown for too long doesn't give you that important moral values you can get from the Hinterland. Freetown is still full of MA-PORTHO.

My brother believe it or not you need to go home to be exorcised you've being contaminated by city life you no longer understand what the country crave for which is peace and support.

Lonta!!


Subject: MAHATMA,ARE YOU IN AFRICA OR WHERE?
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 17:48:38 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1303w-ad03-79-238.dynamic.mts.net at 206.45.79.238

Message:
Iguess those who are teaching you APC politics needs to becareful orelse,you will end up FODAY SANKOH


Subject: Re: MAHATMA,ARE YOU IN AFRICA OR WHERE?
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 18:54:54 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.254.34

Message:
Not able to understand the relevance of your comments in relation to my observation! Can you make me understand please?


Subject: Minister of Energy Ambushed
From: News
To: All
Date Posted: 16:48:29 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 204.14.42.190

Message:
Minister of energy ambushed, visit www.ernestkoroma.org for details


Subject: Re: Minister of Energy Ambushed
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 16:57:32 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.254.34

Message:
You owe cocorioko advertorial fees for advertising the HE's website. Just cut and paste the article noting the source - sufficient! Directing others to the website is advertising.
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ENERGY AND POWER MINISTER AMBUSHED

BY SIMEON SESAY OF TOTAL BUSINESS

The Minister of Energy and Power Honourable Asfatu Kabbah was ambushed by both junior , intermediate and senior workers of the Guma Valley water company at her Percival Street Office .

According to Mr. Alex Y. Kargbo Chairman Junior workers committee, they were at the office in their large numbers not for a strike action as many would want to interpret it ,

but to thank the Minister for the mark improvement she has made in changing the old and corrupt administration that he quoted has led to the bankruptcy of the parastatal for quite a long time now .

Mr. Kargbo recalled that on the 8th January the minister paid a visit to the parastatal and several problems were highlighted by them and paramount among this was the relationship between the workers and the management . He went further to state that, not too long almost the whole management has been replaced and this is why they were at the ministers office to say thank you.

He went on to disclose that the minister should do more as there are still problems facing the parastatal that needs her attention if the president’s dream of revamping the sector is to be realized. Among grievances he highlighted was the slow pace in the trial of their death colleague by alleged members of the Fire service sometimes last year.

The secretary General of the Electricity workers union Mr. Alhaji Bashiru Deen was also present and expressed similar thoughts on their visit.

The workers were holding different placards reading “sanity is back at Guma thank you iron lady”. No to bureaucracy “we are calling for experience managers not degrees as they have failed us “

Attempts to get Ministry officials to comment proved futile as the minister and few others were at state house attending a meeting .

If what the workers claimed is anything to go by, the Ministry is on track in tackling the crucial issues of water and electricity that has plagued the country for far too long.


Subject: Top Stories slideshow, useless if no link to stories
From: Town Crier
To: All
Date Posted: 16:11:51 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.208.159.18

Message:
What is the point of the slideshow with onhover effects when they do no lead to the stories they highlight?

If the links on click do not lead to the articles, there is no point behind the slideshow, and it is only takinf up space on the page, and causing the developer wasted time in keeping it current.

There are better modules that you can use to display images from articles and provide a link to them. Check out shape5's free image fader joomla extension or their other extension the image and content fader at www.shape5.com. You might want to grab a new template for the site whilst you are there....


Subject: Re: Top Stories slideshow, useless if no link to stories
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 16:46:26 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.254.34

Message:
Thanks! Nice lead - just grab one for self.


Subject: ONLY IN SALONE
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 15:25:28 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Sierra Leone: Police Boss Caught in Bed With Driver's Wife

Concord Times (Freetown)

27 February 2008
Posted to the web 26 February 2008

Mohamed Massaquoi
Freetown

OSD Regional Coordinator East, Chief Superintendent Amos Kargbo was Friday night reported arrested and handcuffed by his driver for 'professional misconduct' as he was found in bed with the wife of his long-serving driver, Peter Numya.

Speaking to Concord Times, Numya said the Superintendent has been after his wife for quite a while especially when he is away on official duty but he was trying to get a clear picture of what was happening.


"When I noticed that Amos was after my wife, I reported the matter to the Assistant Inspector General of Police East, Elizabeth Turay for her to advise Kargbo to stop chasing my wife. But despite that, he still continued with this unprofessional conduct," the aggrieved driver explained.

"Kargbo proposed to help me with some money to buy a phone for my wife but in my absence, while on duty, he went to my house and convinced my wife that he would buy her an expensive phone. My wife told me that he even showed her some US dollars just to demonstrate his love for her provided she accept his love advance," Numya added.

Narrating how he set the trap to catch his boss in the act, Numya said he told Kargbo on Thursday that he would be traveling to Freetown to address some family matters. "He immediately gave me Le 25,000 for my transportation. Meanwhile, he had called my wife that since I am traveling to Freetown, he is going to spend the night with her. On Friday night, I picked up my traveling bag on the pretence that I was going to Freetown. I returned home and told my wife that she should open the door for him anytime he knocks." Having positioned himself in a concealed part of the house, Numya gave details of what happened in his room. "By 1:30 am, he went to my wife right in my bedroom. He knocked the door and the lady opened. He was walking like a chameleon in my bedroom as I was observing the process," he said and recounted how he had dismantled his pistol on that particular night even though he knew that the chief boss will be visiting his wife for the night.

"I arrested him right in bed with my wife. I asked him to give me his hands so that I will handcuff him. He refused. I had to hit him in the mouth before I handcuffed him. I used two handcuffs- one on his hand and the other for the pillar upon which I tied him for people to see him arrested before his neighbors apologized for him at that particular moment," he said and added: "I have made official report to the AIG on this matter." When contacted, the AIG disclosed that she was informed about the matter but they are still investigating it. On the other hand, head of the CDIID office in Kenema, Sorie Bobor Sesay said he refused to investigate the said officer on the grounds that he does not want to be implicated.

"I have even informed the Inspector General of Police that I am not going to investigate this particular matter," he said. Meanwhile sources close to Sesay said he refused to investigate Kargbo on the grounds that they are from the same tribe.

Probing further, a female police officer who pleaded to be anonymous maintained that Amos has always been using female officers on the pretext that he will marry them. "He has engaged over three female police officers in this division. He always propose marriage to them but he will abandon them after getting what he wanted," she concluded.

However, Amos Kargbo is not at the Kenema Police Station presently to answer to these allegations and efforts to reach him on his mobile phone were fruitless.


Subject: Question
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 14:57:31 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.85.60.155

Message:
Please forgive me for asking this question, but an answer would help us to understand events, as they have unfolded in our recent past history with regards to the war, the afrc coup d'etat, and the general political instability in the '90's up to 2002 in Sa Lon.

The question is as follows:

"...why is our President[EBK] so fascinated with former AFRC [and ruf] people?..."


Subject: Re: Question
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 22:37:43 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
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Subject: Re: Question
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 09:19:01 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.85.58.97

Message:
"... a symbiotic relationship...?"

Well, that is a good one, King Watermelon.


Subject: Re: Question
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 16:51:11 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.254.34

Message:
My opinion - fear - the AFRC were APC sympathisers and the RUF - the detractors that waged a war on the APC. Assurrance and fear put together gives you AFRC = APC Assurance and RUF = APC Fear. Both together is security intact. That is my assessment and understanding of the present climate. Did I make sense?


Subject: Re: Question
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 09:16:45 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.85.58.97

Message:
"...Did I make sense?..."

Yes you did.


Subject: Re: Question
From: seydouba
To: All
Date Posted: 07:39:35 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-21-180-12.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 76.21.180.12

Message:
Sengbe,
Remember that "in politics you do not have permanent Friends nor permanent Enemies".APC is using the process of OSMOSIS:The stronger solution will absorb the weaker solution.I hope you get my drift.
Cheers for now...


Subject: Re: Question
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 11:58:14 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.85.57.10

Message:
Seydouba, the "stronger solution" will only absorb the "weaker solution" through "osmosis" if there exists a semi-permeable membrane.

Based on your analogy, please identify the stronger solution, the semi-permeable membrane, and the weaker solution for the benefit of forumites and peepers.


Subject: Re: Question
From: seydouba
To: All
Date Posted: 14:49:29 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-21-180-12.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 76.21.180.12

Message:
Sengbe,
You know in your heart that the streong solution is The ruling party APC and the weaker solution is SLPP.The semi-permeable membrane can be judicary system, Police etc.


Subject: Re: Question
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 16:27:34 02/28/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.85.57.10

Message:
But I was talking about the cozy relationship between the 'new' APC, the afrc, and your friends in the ruf, not the SLPP.

I doubt if the SLPP can be considered as the more dilute solution in this analogy of yours.

I guess the PMDC has allowed you to entertain such thoughts. In that case the year 2012 is not very far away. We shall see.


Subject: Re: Question
From: seydouba
To: All
Date Posted: 10:58:47 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-21-180-12.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 76.21.180.12

Message:
Sengbe,
Are you planning to run in 2012?You will have to run against J.B.Dauda who is the establishment favourite.

I wish you well.


Subject: Re: Question
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 12:05:36 02/29/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.85.57.199

Message:
Thank you.

How old will JB Dauda be in the year 2012?


Subject: THE SCREAMS AMIDST THE HOT SULFUR FUMES!!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 13:08:18 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.84

Message:
Yep, those screams and howls emanating from the bowels of Hell are none other than those of Salone's own mass murderer, Foday Sankoh.
Scream-a-minute fest! You go Satan! And don't forget to baste Maskita too.

By the way I often wonder about the final destination of some of our Bras: Milton Margai, Albert Margai, David Lansana, Siaka Stevens, John Bangura, Juxon-Smith, SAJ Musa....Oh where art thou now!

I hear that Kula and the Boys are waiting, with Kobokos, to welcome Berewa and Tejan Kabba into the Great Beyond when those two finally kick the bucket!


Subject: HARASSMENT OF SIERRA LEONEAN BUSINESS MAN
From: WHY
To: All
Date Posted: 13:04:55 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: proxy2.messagelabs.net at 216.82.251.227

Message:
TO POLICEMAN,
CAN YOU PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS.

http://www.hwforums.com/2179/messages/62528.html


Subject: INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT (SLPP STYLE)
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 12:26:15 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.147.29.91

Message:
This is what the SLPP wants us to believe that they deserve a third chance in government when throughout the 11 years in power all they did was to abandon their duties ie rebuilding the country.

Its a shame for even the place where many of their members called home can be neglected like this. Kailahun, if only this selfish people made effort to rebuild roads would have brought not only wealth but security in the country.

Thanks to EBK's government to sign contract that will see this places uplifted.

Bad heart SLPPers go to hell.

http://standardtimespress.net/cgi-bin/artman/publish/article_2700.shtml


Subject: Re: INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT (SLPP STYLE)
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 12:47:16 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 205.148.53.200

Message:
No need to go hell. We are already in hell under ernest bombali Koroma's APC. With lawlessnes and crime that pervades the nation. Harassment of people affiliated with or in the previous govt. . What did APC do in twenty five years? how many roads were built in kailhun then?


Subject: Re: INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT (SLPP STYLE)
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 12:55:56 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.147.29.91

Message:
The only carriageway to Kailahun, Koindu and Segbwema were built by the APC of Siaka Stevens.

Be reasonable my brother, Sierra Leone is for all of us hiding the truth just so you party is not seen as failed the country does not help. I'm not a relative of anyone in government so all I can gain from them is if they improve our country and I guess the same goes to you and many other Sierra Leoneans except you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth.


Subject: Re: INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT (SLPP STYLE)
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 21:11:48 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-187-207-114.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.187.207.114

Message:
Being born with a silverspoon in my mouth does not mean I cannot see or feel the pain of the poor and needy. The fact is APC destroyed the country financially and morally.If Koroma is able to spur development in Sierra Leone we will all benefit. If he does a good job , i will praise him, Unfortunately he has not done anything concrete for Sierra Leone so far. I am not a sycophant, I will not be impressed by the provision of intermittent of electricity to freetown. It was the same sycophancy that let Kabba force a losing candidate on throat of SLPP.

I wish Koroma well but the rabid antisoutherners and tribalists in the APC ,things do not augur well for Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT (SLPP STYLE)
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 02:03:41 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MR KAMARA, EDIE APC GRANT IS ONE SUCH RABID ANTI-SOUTHERNER. HIS FATHER AND MOTHER HAIL FROM KALANGBA AND BINKOLO RESPECTIVELY, BUT HE WAS BORN IN ROGBANE.


Subject: Re: INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT (SLPP STYLE)
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 05:32:53 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.242.150.96

Message:
When I read posts from both LAHAI and Kamara my impression is, Kamara appeared to be a more mature and has a higher IQ than that pathetic LAHAI.

In all my contributions on this forum, I've never mistakenly showed any form of Anti- South or East. Yes I'm rabid about nationwide development.

Kamara, its so dissappointing to read that you'll give praise where its due when you're always in denial of SLPP 11 years destruction of Sierra Leone and the only idea contained in your cerebral thinking is Old APC destroyed Sierra Leone, I will never denial that Old APC didn't do well but at least they did better than the 11 years of SLPP.

Joe Lahai, anyway, there's nothing wrong with hailing from any part of Sierra Leone the country is for all Sierra Leoneans.


Subject: Re: INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT (SLPP STYLE)
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 08:48:04 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MR APC EDIE GRANT, DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HOW THE INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT IS DETERMINED? YOUR LEVEL OF LITERACY IS TOO BASIC TO UNDERSTAND ANYTHING ABOUT MENTAL AND CHRONOLOGICAL AGE PROCESSES AND RELATIONSHIPS. WIKIPEDIA MIGHT BE OF HELP TO YOU


Subject: WHAT KNICE AND ENVIABLE WILL NEVER TELL YOU
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 02:05:22 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Former CDF Members Commend APC Government


Subject: Re: WHAT KNICE AND ENVIABLE WILL NEVER TELL YOU
From: BRA ENVIABLE
To: All
Date Posted: 13:00:48 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Once a crook, always a crook. The APC trained a batch of killers known as the SSDs, turned them into an official arm of law enforcement, and committed untold brutality on Sierra Leoneans and Southeasterners in particular. All this talk of ALLEGED Kamajor military training is nothing but an APC design for fake whistle-blowing to warn against what the party of Siaka Stevens could have done if it were the opposition. I do not have the idle time to attach credence to the Communist-type propaganda being stoked by the APC. However, what worries me is the proclivity of the APC to believe its own rubbish and live out its craziest political fantasies by killing Southeasterners as a preemptive strike. The APC is too craze-driven to be ignored when the party indulges in daydreaming as we see in the cock and bull stories about the Kamajors.
As for Sheka Tarawalie, I will recommend the man spends some time learning the essentials of political penmanship. His "State House Releases" look more like comic foolery than the formal writings of a presidential aide. Indeed, the APC is in power again.


Subject: Re: WHAT KNICE AND ENVIABLE WILL NEVER TELL YOU
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 22:56:21 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Bra E, thanks for the response but what about the press release by the CDF ex-combatants that is the subject of this thread?


Subject: Re: WHAT KNICE AND ENVIABLE WILL NEVER TELL YOU
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 13:23:18 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.147.29.91

Message:
Bra E, please give me evidence that SSDs committed atrocities against Southeasterners.

And can you also explain to me what happen during the 1978-1979 civil unrest in BO between the dominant Mendes and Minority Temne.


Subject: Re: WHAT KNICE AND ENVIABLE WILL NEVER TELL YOU
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 02:42:52 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
BRA ENVIABLE, THERE IS AN IMPORTANT OMISSION IN YOUR POST: BEFORE THE SSD, THERE WERE THE DREADED CUBAN TRAINED ISU. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR RECRUITMENT INTO THIS FORCE WERE THAT: YOU HAD TO BE LIMBA OR TEMNE; YOU HAD TO BE CRUDE AND RAW; AND YOU HAD TO EXHIBIT A VERY STRONG AVERSION TO ANYTHING ANTI-APC. SINCE THE SOUTHERNERS AND EASTERNERS WERE ANTI-APC, SEVERAL TRUCK LOADS OF THESE ATTACK DOGS WERE DEPLOYED IN ALL SOUTHERN AND EASTERN DISTRICTS, WITH HIGHER DENSITIES IN BO AND KENEMA. SHAKI ARMED THEM TO THE TEETH AND USED THEM TO QUELL THE STUDENT UPRISING OF 1977. THEY WERE USED TO PREVENT OPPOSITION CANDIDATES FROM FILING THEIR NOMINATION PAPERS, GIVING RISE TO THE SO-CALLED "UNOPPOSED APC PARLIAMENTARIANS". THEY WERE USED TO BEAT UP JOURNALISTS WHO DARED WRITE STORIES ABOUT THE APC, AND SO ON. EDDIE APC GRANT SHOULD GO AND ASK JOURNALISTS LIKE PIOS FORAY, FRANK KPOSOWA, THE APC'S HINDOLO TRYE AND OTHERS.

THE ISU'S BECAME SO POWERFUL THAT THEY EVEN CHALLENGED THE MILITARY, WHO WERE NOT ARMED. I'M AFRAID, THE APC IS TAKING US BACK TO THE TERROR DAYS OF THE ISU, BY ENLISTING AFRC AND RUF LAY-ABOUTS INTO THE POLICE AND ARMY.


Subject: Re: WHAT KNICE AND ENVIABLE WILL NEVER TELL YOU
From: Duna
To: All
Date Posted: 17:13:35 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.254.34

Message:
It was '77 - '78. The ISU/SSD caused mayhem in the parts of Tikonko and Bumpe. I saw it all happen.


Subject: Re: WHAT KNICE AND ENVIABLE WILL NEVER TELL YOU
From: Sengbe Big Axe
To: All
Date Posted: 11:33:52 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.85.60.155

Message:
Are these the CDF members (Kamajors) that the "Americans/CIA" told Shekito (Press Secretary to President Koroma) about?

When did they come out of the bush training with the intention to disrupt the forthcoming local government elections?

Yesterday?

Boy oh boy!! Akartas will NEVER change.

How u doing, Mr. Rotten Watermelon Loggy!!


Subject: Re: WHAT KNICE AND ENVIABLE WILL NEVER TELL YOU
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 23:11:57 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Now that's interesting my good ole' branlaw!
Hinga Norman's bravest are now on the side of the APC and you refer to me as "Mr. Rotten Watermelon" Loggy?
I am now going to change the subject of this thread to
"WHAT SENGBE, KNICE, AND ENVIABLE WILL NEVER TELL YOU."
Ha ha ha! Back to you!


Subject: Re: WHAT KNICE AND ENVIABLE WILL NEVER TELL YOU
From: POLITICAL
To: All
Date Posted: 19:48:27 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip70-162-167-106.ph.ph.cox.net at 70.162.167.106

Message:
Just curious! What did the American/CIA to shekito?


Subject: Re: WHAT KNICE AND ENVIABLE WILL NEVER TELL YOU
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:41:27 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 205.148.53.200

Message:
The CDF are no different than any other Sierra Leonean opportunist and sycophant. SLPP is out of power and they need to earn their bread. why not praise ernest bombali koroma and his northern based govt. If this can give you bread to eat, heh go for it. most objective people know none of ernest' actions so far have not benefited the south.

nobody is going to be fooled a group of hungry CDF praiing APc.


Subject: Re: WHAT KNICE AND ENVIABLE WILL NEVER TELL YOU
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 13:07:14 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.147.29.91

Message:
These are clear signs that the SLPP have lost hope. First, Hon Charles Margai was branded a traitor by the SLPP supporters simply because he played a crucial role that lead to their demise.

The Kamajors were hailed as national heros because they were used to intimidate the APC during the Kailahun campaign. Now that the Kamajors realised they were used for the SLPP political gains and through their support for the present government they are now considered to be opportunists.

What is left of the SLPP?


Subject: Re: WHAT KNICE AND ENVIABLE WILL NEVER TELL YOU
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 05:41:15 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
GOOD OLD EDIE GRANT, DO YOU THINK THE CDF ARE FOOLS? THE APC HAS MADE RES, PAMAI, PEPPEH, SALT, EN FISH DEER. NATURALLY, THE CDF ARE DOING THE SMART THING: CASHING IN ON THAT FOOL PARADING HIMSELF AS RESIDENT MINISTER, SOUTH TO BUY RES, PAMAI, PEPPEH EN SALT.


Subject: Re: WHAT KNICE AND ENVIABLE WILL NEVER TELL YOU
From: Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 21:28:24 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-187-207-114.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.187.207.114

Message:
From recent news comming out of Sierra Leone , I would say ,What is Left of Charles Margai? SLPP overeacted to Charles Margai. The man is an unstable meglomaniac.Moving from one party to another. he could learn a few lessons from Ernest about focusing on goals.

Look, the kamajors as most Sierra Leoneans are opportunists and sycophants. They need to eat.They will praise whoever will feed them. There will be a bunch of former SLPP coming out to praise and worship Ernest Bombali Koroma in the near future, in order to save their jobs or earn a living.

The true SLPP will stay and build the party. The nation needed a change . we do not want want dictatorship. the nation and SLPP needed new blood. the defeat was good for SLPP and it will allow us to weed out the opportunists,

So there is alot left of SLPP my brother. The people of Sierra Leone will soon see the incompetence of APC.
As they say NO TO LIGHT WE DAE EAT>


Subject: KAMAJORS IN THE BUSHES? THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 00:10:43 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
A mind is a dangerous thing to waste, to paraphrase the United Negro College Fund's slogan. Saloneans have the blood-soaked history to demonstrate the nightmarish reality of those words.
Too many young people without education,
...or job prospects after scavenging like jackals for an education.
And ruthless politicians determined to cynically exploit and distort disillusionment for political gain: True before the rebel war, true after the rebel war.

Now we hear that politicians are seeking to settle political battles and game the system extrajudicially, by hiding Kamajors in the bushes! This charge is as explosive as any RPG fired by a child soldier on a Jamba bender.
It is either treason or slander and hence merits an unbiased investigation.
If an innocent man's name is being dragged through the gutter, then Dr Kaikai must have his name unequivocally cleared and Shekito sanctioned.
If Kaikai and Co are indeed hallucinating about another bush rebellion, then they must be punished harshly by the courts as a warning to other adventurers.


Subject: THE BLAME GAME
From: FREE SPEECH
To: All
Date Posted: 09:48:34 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h12.79.29.71.ip.alltel.net at 71.29.79.12

Message:
"All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy." -Wayne Dyer


Subject: Re: KAMAJORS IN THE BUSHES? THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES!
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 05:27:52 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MY DEAR FEN PLABA; WHAT A POSTING!! THE TRUTH CANNOT BE FARTHER THAN THIS. DUFF MY HAT TO YOU.


Subject: Re: KAMAJORS IN THE BUSHES? THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES!
From: medkay
To: All
Date Posted: 06:01:51 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 63.red-83-46-13.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 83.46.13.63

Message:
Mr.joe lahai and co.this kamajors picture shows how carnibal,ruthless and backword you are in this modern world we are living.Pls tell those your tribal clan to go and pray for their sin commited during your reign in power to our innocent people.Shame on you.


Subject: Re: KAMAJORS IN THE BUSHES? THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES!
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:36:38 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MEDKAY, WHO ARE THE INNOCENT PEOPLE YOU ARE REFERING TO? YOU MEAN THOSE DRUG CRAZED, ILITERATE RAG TAG SCUMS IN THE APC/AFRC. YOU CALL THOSE INNOCENT? WHAT KIND OF A MAN ARE YOU, OR ARE YOU IN A STATE OF TRANCE?


Subject: Re: KAMAJORS IN THE BUSHES? THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES!
From: Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 06:26:25 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
The same can be said about the Soko bana in Port Loko but they were too cowardly to come and defend Siearra Leone against the rebels.We know Temne men are just Gbose Gbose. When the nation needed the gallant men to defend her, She had to depend on the kamajors, Tambaboro, the Limba and kono CDF.Where were the soko banas. Just Gbose Gbose as usual. The CDF may be ruthless and bacward but they a more than you and your sokos.


Subject: Re: KAMAJORS IN THE BUSHES? THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES!
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:41:19 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
SOKOBANA ARE ONLY VISIBLE DURING ELECTIONS; AIM: TO INTIMIDATE PEOPLE


Subject: Re: KAMAJORS IN THE BUSHES? THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES!
From: David Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 06:56:45 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: wanglobe.hilton.com at 192.251.125.85

Message:
The propaganda that the APC is trying to spread in that country will only hunt them at the end the day. If the SLPP did not train kamajor for national election why would they try that for ordinary local government elections? The APC government is mobilizing all ex-combatants for their dirty games, then they want to use the SLPP as a scape goat. Look at the terrible thing that happened recently in Freetown, Ernest Koroma's brother and other APC thurgs went and molested a pastor and his mother and other people around APC's head office, and nothing came out of it. Brima Acha Kamara is seeing all what is happening but cannot do anything, and he called himself Inspector General. It is just a matter of time, that country is going to go back to where we were 11 years ago if the trend of affair continued.


Subject: Re: KAMAJORS IN THE BUSHES? THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES!
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:52:08 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
BRIMA ACHA KAMARA WILL SOON GIVE AN INTERVIEW CLAIMING THAT THE PASTOR WAS BEATEN BY KAMAJORS DRESSED IN RED AND DRIVING A CARJACKED VEHICLE BELONGING TO ERNEST KOROMA'S BROTHER. HE WILL ISSUE A WARRANT OF ARREST FOR DR FRANCIS KAIKAI, DR JOHN KARIMU AND JOHN BENJAMIN. LEATHERBOOT, OUR BRAND NEW POLICE OFFICER, WILL BE RECALLED FROM MOROCCO TO COME AND INTEROGATE THEM AND PROFER CHARGES. ABDULAI CONTEH WILL BE THE PROSECUTOR. READ TOMORROW'S EDITION OF THAT USELESS "UNPATRIOTIC VANGUARD"


Subject: Re: KAMAJORS IN THE BUSHES? THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES!
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 07:29:54 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: lpsdsl1.claranet.co.uk at 79.123.36.145

Message:
"If the SLPP did not train kamajor for national election why would they try that for ordinary local government elections?"

Reason, its because they the people of Sierra Leon for granted and underestimated them. But they used Kamajors in Kailahun.

"It is just a matter of time, that country is going to go back to where we were 11 years ago if the trend of affair continued."

And NO my friend, we will never go back there I know you enjoyed it a lot because you can afford to rape girls that otherwise you'll not have been able to get them to bed. We as civilised and forward thinking Sierra Leoneans, we do not enjoy these things. So its an emphatic NO to your plans. So piss off



Subject: Re: KAMAJORS IN THE BUSHES? THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES!
From: Birch Williams
To: All
Date Posted: 09:11:37 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-151-46-204.range86-151.btcentralplus.com at 86.151.46.204

Message:

Body of Message:

This is for you Edie Grant; ARE YOU REALLY OBJECTIVE? PLEASE READ THE POSTING BELOW AS IT SHOWS LACK OF OBJECTIVITY WHEN COMPARED WITH HOW YOU RESPONDED TO THE CURRENT ARTICLE.


Posted by Eddie Grant on February 26, 2008 at 07:35:18:

In Reply to: Re: Is this article correct? posted by Issa Koroma on February 26, 2008 at 05:53:06:

This is the age of technology things like this can be corroborated by just posting picture of the victim on the news paper since it alleged to have interviewed him. Otherwise its just another propaganda aimed at destroying the country simply because SLPP were kicked out of power.

I challenge the reporter to send us evidence of torture. The showing of the APC Headquaters is not enough to convince some of us.


Subject: Re: KAMAJORS IN THE BUSHES? THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES!
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 12:48:50 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.147.29.91

Message:
You better come up with a more sensible response as mine disputes claims that such thing happen. If it happen as alleged, please we need to see evidence and you will see that I'm really objective.

What many people contributing on this forum don't understand is the more false and negative stories they post here just to score points, is the more damage they'll do to our country. Please don't mistake this to mean condoning violence, because I'm one of many people who will advocate against violence when the need arise.

The problem we face here is political destruction many people use this and other medium to defame their opponents. When have you ever read about developmental lapses of erstwhile SLPP on THE NEW PEOPLE SINCE IT'S LAUNCH, all you here is EBK's government this and that. The only place where the media benefits nations and people is the WEST where they really understand the role of the media in national development. We must give praise where its due if you do that, whenever you criticise objectively you'll be taken seriously.

When have read on the NEW PEOPLE NEWSPAPER about what needs to be done for the people of Kailahun, Tonkolili and Koinadugu who were abondoned completely by the erstwhile SLPP government.

I believe in one country and one people.

But as long as the truth is ignored, people will always have to deal with.


Subject: Re: KAMAJORS IN THE BUSHES? THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES!
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:56:09 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
HEAR THIS NARROW MINDED EDIE APC GRANT AGAIN


Subject: Re: KAMAJORS IN THE BUSHES? THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES!
From: medkay
To: All
Date Posted: 11:38:38 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 194.red-88-16-247.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 88.16.247.194

Message:
You diehard kamajors insane loosers just propagating hatred against a well established government that is taking sierra leone to where we were before as a nation of civilised and peace loving people.Not with your backwardness education way of thinking,as you did to destroy the country for the past eleven,sixteen years,using rebellion for your own political gain.Good for nothing carnibal supporters.shame on you.elef pa una,pass una suck am nar bobby.To you mr.JOE LAHAI,trinalist chief.


Subject: Re: KAMAJORS IN THE BUSHES? THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES!
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 09:03:36 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MEDKAY, SORRY; THE WORD IS "SHAKER", NOT "SHAKE-SHAKE"


Subject: Re: KAMAJORS IN THE BUSHES? THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES!
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 08:58:06 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
SAN-SAN BOY MEDKAY, THROW AWAY THE SHAKE-SHAKE AND GO TO SCHOOL. THAT WAY, YOU CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT TAKING THE RISK OF BEING BURIED ALIVE IN A DIAMOND PIT. WAKE UP BOY; HEED MY ADVICE AND GO BACK TO SCHOOL. IF YOU DO, YOU WOULD NOT BE RELIANT ON JUNTA MAN VICTOR FOH'S DAILY ALLOWANCE TO BEAT UP PEOPLE


Subject: WHO IN GOD'S NAME IS THIS PERSON?
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 20:07:06 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
I just saw this posting somewhere on the forum. Some of our fellow Sierra Leoneans are really scary. May God save Salone!
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Posted by BOIMAKEI on February 25, 2008 at 08:59:51:

In Reply to: NO MORE ADVERTISEMENTS ON THIS FORUM posted by KABS KANU on February 22, 2008 at 06:01:48:

DON'T DO ANY SUCH THING: IF YOU DO, I'LL CASTRATE YOU, GRIND YOUR BALLS AND FEED THEM TO THOSE DRUG CRAZED APC THUGS WHO, AFTER THE ELECTIONS, LOOTED MY PROPERTY AND BURNT IT TO ASHES, because "Nar den Mende dem".


Subject: Is this article correct?
From: Cali
To: All
Date Posted: 19:00:17 02/25/08 ()
Email Address: kargbo2@gmail.com
Entered From: adsl-215-226-220.aep.bellsouth.net at 68.215.226.220

Message:
Hi
Can someone refute or confirm this information on the link below? If this is true,All of us need to fight and stop it. This an article about the bitting of a Pastor at the APC headquarter. Please somone read the article and tell me it was fals.
http://news.sl/drwebsite/publish/article_20057774.shtml


Subject: Re: Is this article correct?
From: Issa Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 05:53:06 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-136-9-250.range86-136.btcentralplus.com at 86.136.9.250

Message:
Yes, the information in that article is correct. I am an independent Sierra Leonean so there is no need for anyone to say that I am Anti-APC. It is only supporters of the ruling party that will advise you not to believe because it does not reflect well on the ruling party. Let us forget about politics for now and concentrate on the innocent vulnerable people. If we truely love our country and regardless of any party affiliations we should be bold enough to speak out on such alarming issues. The fact is i have just arrived from Freetown and i can confirm the truth of the allegations against these thugs who claimed to be members of the APC.


Subject: Re: Is this article correct?
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 07:35:18 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: lpsdsl1.claranet.co.uk at 79.123.36.145

Message:
This is the age of technology things like this can be corroborated by just posting picture of the victim on the news paper since it alleged to have interviewed him. Otherwise its just another propaganda aimed at destroying the country simply because SLPP were kicked out of power.

I challenge the reporter to send us evidence of torture. The showing of the APC Headquaters is not enough to convince some of us.


Subject: Re: Is this article correct?
From: POLITICAL
To: All
Date Posted: 22:34:55 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip70-162-167-106.ph.ph.cox.net at 70.162.167.106

Message:
Dont believe what ever is coming from awareness times. They've lost their credibility long time ago. No one is taking them serious now.


Subject: Re: Is this article correct?
From: Yellowman
To: All
Date Posted: 21:53:35 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.54.30.6

Message:
No one takes them serious so Ernest Koroma is scrambling for damage control by sending his wife to beg Pastor to drop charges and not pursue the matter? Dont know where you got your infor from but Awareness Times is most serious newspaper in Sierra Leone right now bra.


Subject: Re: Is this article correct?
From: Issa Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 06:54:26 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-136-9-250.range86-136.btcentralplus.com at 86.136.9.250

Message:
Yes, the information in that article is correct. I am an independent Sierra Leonean so there is no need for anyone to say that I am Anti-APC. It is only supporters of the ruling party that will advise you not to believe because it does not reflect well on the ruling party. Let us forget about politics for now and concentrate on the innocent vulnerable people. If we truely love our country and regardless of any party affiliations we should be bold enough to speak out on such alarming issues. The fact is i have just arrived from Freetown and i can confirm the truth of the allegations against these thugs who claimed to be members of the APC.


Subject: Re: Is this article correct?
From: SALONE MAN, BRIGHT STREET, FREETOWN
To: All
Date Posted: 06:15:40 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: saloneman@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
OF COURSE THE STORY IN AWARENESS TIMES IS TRUE. THE NARRATION IS EXACTLY AS IT HAPPENED. I LIVE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, SO I CAN CONFIRM ITS ACCURACY. WHAT SURPRISES ME IS THAT THE PASTOR AND HIS FAMILY ARE APC. THEY ARE LIMBA FROM BINKOLO


Subject: Re: Is this article correct?
From: FORREST GUMP
To: All
Date Posted: 04:43:57 02/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host217-44-224-112.range217-44.btcentralplus.com at 217.44.224.112

Message:
HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT FRIENDLY FIRE? THAT`S WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THEM, ALL I CAN SAY TO THE PASTOR THE SLPP WILL WELCOME YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WITH OPEN ARMS
FORREST


Subject: Re: Is this article correct?
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 10:06:19 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
YEAH, FRIENDLY FIRE. SIMILAR TO WHAT THAT JUNTA COLLABORATOR AND EXPO TIMES FELLOW, IBRAHIM SEAGA SHAW, DID TO DAVID TAM BAYOR DURING THE AFRC MADNESS. HE GOT THOSE SOBEL MONSTERS TO ARREST, MERCILESSLY BEAT AND LOCK UP THE POOR FELLA IN ONE OF THOSE DREADED CONTAINERS. NOT THAT I'M IN SYMPATHY WITH TAM BAYOH; NO, I'M NOT. I'M, HOWEVER, AT A LOSS ABOUT WHY A YOUNG MAN LIKE SEAGA SHAW COULD MASTERMIND THE ARREST OF HIS PEER, KNOWING FULL WELL THE DANGERS OF BEING A CAPTIVE OF THOSE DRUG CRAZED CRIMINAL SOBELS


Subject: Special Court
From: Junior Lawyer
To: All
Date Posted: 18:33:20 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-152-55-211.range81-152.btcentralplus.com at 81.152.55.211

Message:
Is it true that Government is going to overrule the Special Courts judgment, and grant a pardon to all AFRC convicts.Can Govt do that???


Subject: Re: Special Court
From: M. Alieu Iscandari esq
To: All
Date Posted: 07:12:42 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Its another VILE rumour. The APC is committed to upholding the decisions of the Special Court. No Government would be allowed to commute the sentences of those who have been convicted for crimes against humanity. What amazes me about the SLPP propaganda Machine is that they keep churning out lies after lies oblivious to the fact that there are people out here who are aware of what the truth is.

This is simply UNTRUE.


Subject: Re: Special Court
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 06:30:35 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
YES; THAT'S WHAT ERNEST KOROMA PLANS TO DO. I HEARD IT FROM A VERY RELIABLE SOURCE. HE PLANS TO ENLIST THEM IN THE POLICE FORCE AND USE THEM, TOGETHER WITH LEATHER BOOT, AS HIS BODYGUARDS. LEGALLY, HE'S NOT SUPPOSED TO DO THAT, BECAUSE THE DECISIONS OF THE SPECIAL COURT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE BINDING. THE UN IS LIKELY TO IMPOSE SANCTIONS ON OUR COUNTRY IF HE PARDONS AND FREES THEM. HE RISKS LOOSING THE SUPPORT OF EVEN HIS OWN PEOPLE BECAUSE OF WHAT THOSE MISCREANTS DID TO THE PEOPLE OF SIERRA LEONE: CHOPPING OFF LIMBS, BEHEADINGS, RAPING AND OFCOURSE, LOOTING.


Subject: Re: Special Court
From: Sempu Jay
To: All
Date Posted: 10:35:14 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: sempujay@yahoo.com
Entered From: ip68-8-136-217.sd.sd.cox.net at 68.8.136.217

Message:
I hope the president will not dream of doing this. This will be the greatest blunder ever made in Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leoneans are still nursing the wounds inflicted by those bush people. Some of us lost lives and valuables through their actions.
EBK please, please let justice takes its course.
Sempu


Subject: SPECIAL COURT?KABS KANU WILL SUPPORT EARNEST KOROMA
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 11:39:08 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1308w-ad04-85-15.dynamic.mts.net at 206.45.85.15

Message:
Trust me he will.


Subject: Re: SPECIAL COURT?KABS KANU WILL SUPPORT EARNEST KOROMA
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 09:20:44 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
AND SO WILL THAT FRUSTRATED PHILIP NEVIL. FRUSTRATED BECAUSE ERNEST KOROMA DID NOT APPOINT HIM MINISTER AFTER ALL THAT SUPPORT HE GAVE BY WAY OF DISSEMINATING PROPAGANDA. EBK PREFERED THAT PITIFUL BI-SEXUAL ASSHOLE CALLED SHEKITO, AND THAT OTHER BUFFON, MOHAMED D KOROMA (INFORMATION MINISTRY), WHOSE BOSS(MY TEACHER WAY BACK IN 1973 AND OWNER OF "OLD CITIZEN PRESS"), IS PERMANENTLY DRUNK


Subject: Operah's ancestors.
From: ishmael
To: All
Date Posted: 17:02:03 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-231-125-137.washdc.east.verizon.net at 96.231.125.137

Message:
According Dr. Luis Gates documentary on PBS, Operah Winfrey ancestors are kpele from Liberaia, not sierra leone.


Subject: CLINTON'S RUNNING SCARED - FEARMONGERING
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 14:38:53 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.250.66

Message:
Bill Clinton wore the Ghanaian custom when he was in Ghana - what is wrong with Hilary - loosing streak?

http://www.drudgereport.com/flashoa.htm


Subject: Re: CLINTON'S RUNNING SCARED - FEARMONGERING and RACIST
From: Nar Me
To: All
Date Posted: 05:09:01 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: thenewsletter@hotmail.com
Entered From: amontsouris-152-1-90-9.w86-212.abo.wanadoo.fr at 86.212.48.9

Message:
This will definitely backfire on Clinton. While Obama wearing such a costume is nothing to be worried about or ashamed of, it is clear that Hilary Clinton understands the image such a costume presents to many Americans. In a subtle way, her ploy is racist. Shame on her.

Nar Me


Subject: APC......
From: Watasai Stone
To: All
Date Posted: 14:27:24 02/25/08 ()
Email Address: laj201@aol.com
Entered From: at 131.118.54.87

Message:
Its funny how Cocorioko hasnt reported this pice of news...

These types of acts are going on at the headquarters or the ruling party in Sierra Leone?


What a damn shame...


Subject: Re: APC......
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 22:54:43 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
The contents of this report leave me in doubt as to
(a) The truth or accuracy of this report.
(b) The impartiality of the paper in which it is reported (A paper which according to Solomon da bomba Berewa, is “Sierra Leone’s number one newspaper” WE are to suppose because they are very nice to him.)
(c) the principles of principled journalism
(d) Whether the APC starting with the spokesperson is going to tell that us whether or not we are back to the not so good old APC days when ( so I'm told) the rule of law did not count for much and an S.I.
( APC thug) would drag some worthy newspaper editor to the Pa. The poor and defenceless journalist would enter the Pa's presence with a repentant pre-formed cringe and head bowed in shame would answer the Pa's first question before being thrown into the jaws of hell.
The Question: Nah which kine Omole/urine yu bin drink wae yu write da rubbish article 'but me?"
And the Champion of Peep: Pa, ah baig padin Sah, ah bin chak wae ah write da rubbish dae sah (of course he hesitates to say,”Pa, noh to me write am Oh!" - because Pa could enquire in a voice raspier than the Lion King’s " Are you calling me liar?"

APC supporters will undoubtedly have some reservations to express about this sad state of affairs.


Subject: Re: APC......
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:23:48 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
WATASAI STONE: YOU BET, THEY WILL


Subject: CORNELIUS ALWAYS IN DOUBT OF ARTICLES ABOUT APC
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 01:32:27 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1308w-ad04-186-151.dynamic.mts.net at 207.161.186.151

Message:
WHY?


Subject: Re: CORNELIUS ALWAYS IN DOUBT OF ARTICLES ABOUT APC
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 11:57:52 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
Perhaps because I don't understand the Gospel Story.
Or, perhaps because truth is sometimes stranger than fiction and it's difficult to find an honest politician with no blood on his hands.

I take the APC and reports about the APC at face value and do not doubt their intentions. I'm sure that we all share their development aspirations - they are also our aspiration. Co-operation yes, and only selfishness and greed should not get in the way.

I also understand the deep-seated malice that animates the heart of the so called ”The New People” and their main miracle consists in making a mountain out of a mole hill. They should be taken with a large dose of Epsom salts, or Castor oil.

Is there any reason to doubt the beating of Rev. Conteh? Has anyone denied these grievous charges?

John Leigh claims that some of the pictures of him that were posted on that website were doctored photos - doctored to make him appear (to a would-be beholder) in a less than favourable light.


Subject: Re: CORNELIUS BUT ARE SURE OF OTHER NEWSPAPERS?
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 12:22:17 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1308w-ad04-85-15.dynamic.mts.net at 206.45.85.15

Message:
Tell me of other papers not in support.Do you like the?


Subject: Re: APC......
From: Dem-go-crazy
To: All
Date Posted: 16:02:17 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-69-204-133-167.nycap.res.rr.com at 69.204.133.167

Message:
This was the change peope yearned for


Subject: Re: APC......
From: AwT Boy
To: All
Date Posted: 17:40:00 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.54.30.6

Message:
The interesting thing is that when their (APC supporter David Conteh & Co.) asses got whopped by their buddies, they ran to Awareness Times. The stone the builder rejected is now the head cornerstone.


Subject: Re: APC......
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:27:10 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
AwT Boy: THAT'S APC FOR YOU; FULL OF LIES AND CONTRADICTIONS AS EVER


Subject: Re: APC......
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 16:12:51 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Abi.....

Dont we all deserve the rulers we get.. ???


Subject: Re: APC......
From: Dem-go-crazy
To: All
Date Posted: 16:44:21 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-69-204-133-167.nycap.res.rr.com at 69.204.133.167

Message:
Now watch for Kabs-Kanu's spin on APC hooliganism. APC will self destruct


Subject: Re: APC......
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:30:15 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Subject: President Koroma spent Le850m, APC Le 2.2 billion
From: PMDC Man
To: All
Date Posted: 13:48:21 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-21-180-12.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 76.21.180.12

Message:
President Koroma spent Le850m, APC Le 2.2 billion

The finance officer at the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC), Sam Campbell, over the weekend released the political parties’ expenditures report, placing President Koroma, his vice and party as the highest spenders during the 2007 polls.
The report was received from the political parties in line with the Political Parties Act, obliging parties to present financial reports 60 days after the announcement of elections results.
The financial report sent in by the All People’s Congress (APC) stated that its presidential candidate now Head of State spent eight hundred and fifty million Leones whilst Vice President Samuel Sam Sumana spent four hundred and fifteen million, seven hundred and twenty thousand Leones and the APC generally spent two billion, two hundred and ninety seven million, five hundred and seventy four thousand Leones.
Shocking was that the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) did not send financial reports for its presidential candidate former Vice President Solomon Berewa and his running mate erstwhile foreign affairs minister Momodu Koroma.
The only financial expenditures sent by the SLPP were the ones incurred by them for 30 parliamentary candidates and the party as a whole spent one billion, eight hundred and two million eighty one thousand and four hundred Leones. The APC too did not submit expenditure reports for its 102 parliamentary candidates.
The leader of the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC), Charles Francis Margai, and his running mate, according to the PPRC spent two hundred and fifteen million, four hundred and fifty Leones and three million, six hundred and sixty six eight thousand, five hundred Leones.
The PMDC party as a whole spent two billion, one hundred and fourteen million and twenty three thousand, fifty five Leones.
The commission though praised the PMDC as the only political party that fully complied with the provisions made in the 1991 constitution and the Political Parties Act.
The Convention People’s Party (CPP) presented an expenditure that its presidential candidate, Andrew Turay, and running mate spent one hundred and ninety four million, three hundred Leones and seventy six million, four hundred Leones respectively.
The party, generally spent six hundred and five million, one hundred and eighty two thousand Leones.
With the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the expenditure presented for its presidential candidate and running mate spent one hundred and twenty million, eight hundred and ten and forty three million, five hundred and fifty Leones respectively.
The party spent one billion, seven hundred and thirty five million and four hundred and nineteen Leones.
The United National People’s Party (UNPP), and the Peace and Liberation Party (PLP) spent seven hundred and fifty six million, five hundred and thirty two thousand seven hundred Leones and thirty two million and ninety one thousand respectively.
By Ishmael Bayoh


Subject: Re: President Koroma spent Le850m, APC Le 2.2 billion
From: POLITICAL
To: All
Date Posted: 22:38:43 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip70-162-167-106.ph.ph.cox.net at 70.162.167.106

Message:
They were afraid to show the public how they used public money for their party.


Subject: Re: President Koroma spent Le850m, APC Le 2.2 billion
From: Town Crier
To: All
Date Posted: 14:54:53 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.208.159.18

Message:
These figures do not seem to be correct. The amounts that were spent on the elections, by APC alone far exceed those reported. Some of the APC stalwarts sent out to solicit votes were given huge amounts of money and sent out across the country to buy, steal, encourage votes in their favor. Personal accounts of one APC supporter alone who was given about $20,000 to go to Moyamba during the elections clearly invalidate the amounts APC is claiming that they spent. This was a guy who was not even in the leadership ranks. Imagine what the likes of Victor Foh, Sam Sumana, and others were giving out.

How are the reports compiled? Are they getting the amounts from independent sources, or are they just relying on the parties to "report" what they spent. Who in their right mind comes up with these rules if that is the case?


Subject: Re: President Koroma spent Le850m, APC Le 2.2 billion
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 08:23:25 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
THE APC BALANCE SHEET IS BOGUS. THE PARTY CHARGED FEES FOR CERTAIN POSITIONS AND SOLD SYMBOLS FOR ONSTITUENCY SEATS.

VICE PRESIDENT SAM SOUMANA FOR EXAMPLE, BOUGHT HIS RUNNING MATE POSITION FOR A WHOPING 400,000 US DOLLARS. THERE WERE OTHER STRONG CONTENDERS FOR THE POSITION , BUT VICTOR FOH ADVISED THAT THEY BE KICKED OUT IN FAVOUR OF THE HIGHEST BIDDER. SOUMANA IS USING THE 80 MILLION "CLEANING-DAY PAY-DAY" TO RECOUP SOME OF HIS MONEY; BUT I HEAR THAT LOGUS KOROMA SHORTCHANGED HIM DURING LAST MONTH'S "CLEANING-DAY PAY-DAY". I AM WONDERING WHAT WOULD HAPPEN THIS SATURDAY.


Subject: HARASSMENT OF A SEIRRA LEONEONEAN BUSINESS MAN
From: WHY
To: All
Date Posted: 12:36:18 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: proxy2.messagelabs.net at 216.82.251.227

Message:
CAN SOMEBODY ADVICE PRESIDENT KOROMA THAT THE HARASSMENT OF THORLU-BANGURA IS SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE TO FOREIGN INVESTORS ABOVE ALL SIERRA LEONEAN BUSINESS MEN.

THORLU-BANGURA WAS PICKED UP BY POLICE OVER THE WEEKEND.IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE OIL REFINERY, WHICH WAS SOLD TO THE LATE NIGERIAN PRESIDENT SANI ABACHA,BY THE SIERRA LEONE GOVERNMENT BY THEN. UPON HIS DEATH THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT DECIDED TO SELL THE OIL REFINERY BACK PREFERABLY TO A SIERRA LEONEAN BORN BUSINESS MAN.IT WAS A DEAL DONE IN THE OPEN.ALLIEU THORLU-BANGURA WON THE BID AND THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT LEGALLY TRANSFERED THE OWNERSHIP OF THE OIL REFINERY TO HIM.

CAN ANY BODY TELL WHY THE APC GOVERNMENT IS HARASSING HIM.THIS IS REALLY PAINTING A VERY UGLY PICTURE OF THE GOVERNMENT.


Subject: Re: HARASSMENT OF A SEIRRA LEONEONEAN BUSINESS MAN
From: Policeman
To: All
Date Posted: 18:23:46 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-152-55-211.range81-152.btcentralplus.com at 81.152.55.211

Message:
Is Thorlu Bangura a Sierra Leonean Businessman???He is Sierra Leonean, no doubt, but a businessman????You got to be joking.He is just a bandit, and his selfish and dishonest actions almost destroyed Sierra Leone.Remember Seyle Yorfendeh, remember Phillip brother & injunction fo all Sierra Leone assets??Remember French wheat flour for USD5 million??So the paid agents should stop polluting this forum with this filth.
His arrest will not discourage any investor, and on the contrary, they will be pleased that, atleast one mercenary is out of the scene.


Subject: Re: HARASSMENT OF A SEIRRA LEONEONEAN BUSINESS MAN
From: WHY
To: All
Date Posted: 12:52:50 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: proxy2.messagelabs.net at 216.82.251.227

Message:
HE IS A VERY HARD WORKING SIERRA LEONEAN,WHO WAS ABLE TO GET BACK FROM THE NIGERIANS OUR OIL REFINERY.

NO NEED FOR YOU TO START CALLING ME NAMES, DEBATE THE ISSUES.WHAT ABOUT PHILLIP BROTHER & INJUNCTION ON ALL SIERRA LEONE ASSETS? WAS THORLU-BANGURA SIERRA LEONE GOVERNMENT? FRENCH WHEAT FLOUR FOR USD 5MILLION? CAN YOU EXPLAIN TO US WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THE CASES YOU MENTIONED ABOVE.EDUCATE US.WHAT ROLE DID HE PLAY,WHY ARE YOU SAYING HE IS SELFISH, DISHONEST AND A BANDIT.WHAT ABOUT SEYLE YORFENDEH?

DON'T FORGET YOU ARE ON A WORLD WIDE WEB,MR THORLU-BANGURA AND HIS FAMILIES HAVE THE RESOURCES AND SUBSTANCE TO TAKE YOU TO COURT,IF WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IS OUT OF MALICE.

CAN YOU EDUCATE US.


Subject: Re: HARASSMENT OF A SIERRA LEONEAN BUSINESS MAN
From: WHY
To: All
Date Posted: 12:39:51 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: proxy2.messagelabs.net at 216.82.251.227

Message:
CORRECTION:TITLE SHOULD READ "HARASSMENT OF SIERRA LEONEAN BUSINESSMAN"


Subject: Re: HARASSMENT OF A SIERRA LEONEAN BUSINESS MAN
From: SALONE DEEP
To: All
Date Posted: 12:53:05 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: proxy2.messagelabs.net at 216.82.251.227

Message:
AWARENESS TIMES FIRST REPORTED THIS AROUND THE 2/15/2008.ACCORDING TO HER PRESIDENT KOROMA DENIED THE WHOLE STORY.

INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WHOLE CASE.MR THORLU-BANGURA WAS ONLY PICKED UP OVER THE PAST WEEKEND 2/22/2008,BUT THE NEWS ABOUT HIS ARREST HAD BEEN AROUND SINCE 2/15/08.


http://news.sl/drwebsite/publish/article_20057692.shtml


Subject: Bush's African Tour : A writer gives his personal
From: foday mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 12:30:03 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-172-251-180.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.251.180

Message:
Surprisingly, the Bush Administration has done more for Africa's Fragile Economy than many US administration that includes Bill Clinton Administration.. Look at the establishment of the huge grants under the millilium challenge fund. Tanzania, Ghana and other third world countries got a heavy dose of funding to put then on fast track of becoming a developed economy.

We need to look at not just Immigration. These are old laws on the books that we as immigrants needs to do something about. Bush is going to do what is best for his (base) and we need to get together as people to start doing same. The sooner they realize we are serious’ then they will start taking us serious.

We must be grateful to America irrespective of our current situation today. We are learning a lot from American which we need to export back home to benefit future generations.

Bush's African Tour : A writer gives his personal views
Written by Jacob Sax Conteh
Sunday, 24 February 2008
President Bush’s recent trip to Africa is neither historic nor spectacular. Most recent US presidents have visited Africa. While this was George Bush’s second visit to the Continent, as Africans, we should judge world leaders by their actions, not by their words.
United States policy in the past seven years has been detrimental to Africans. With focus on the so called War on Terror, many issues pertinent to Africa have been ignored. On the immigration issue, while Asians and other regional nationals travel with ease to the US for trade and study, the US consuls in Africa have been very hostile to Africans who try to travel to the US. Even those who win the diversity lottery are denied entry. And here in the US, many Africans who live in cities like Minneapolis have been targeted and forcibly removed while Hispanics roams the streets and even have Day Labor Camps in places like Virginia where people can pick them for the day to work for them.

Another issue where Africa has been traded unfairly by the Bush Administration is trade. Though they have effectively unlinked democracy with trade when it comes to China, Bush still talks about democracy before trade when dealing with Africa. Today the people of Zimbabwe who are innocent victims of Robert Mugabe’s excesses suffer immensely because both the US and UK have refused to trade with the improvised country. Yet they trade freely with communist China and other undemocratic Asian and Middle Eastern countries.

But the greatest problem is the “cowboy diplomacy” which both Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama have been talking about in their campaign. The people of Darfur still suffer immensely because the President Bush does not have the courage to pressure the Chinese into relinquishing their support for the Khartoum regime. In the midst of all this, Bush is trying to open more military bases in Africa, something President Kuffour of Ghana boldly pointed out.

While many applaud Bush’s recent visit to Benin, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana and Liberia, the visit does not have much substance. This is a visit by a lame duck president who will soon be in power – a president who belongs to a party that does not care about Africa. As Africans, we should look beyond the rhetoric and see who really cares for our course. Above all, we must look after ourselves as foreign aid is not going to make us rich.

THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS ARTICLE REPRESENT ONLY THE OPINIONS OF THE WRITER. THEY DO NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF THIS ONLINE NEWSPAPER ON THE BUSH AFRICAN TOUR .


Subject: Re: Bush's African Tour : A writer gives his personal
From: salone man
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Date Posted: 13:44:34 02/25/08 ()
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THEY DID IT.
YES WE CAN.

PRESIDENT KOROMA IS TAKING THE FIRST STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION RIGHT NOW.

SIERRA LEONE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT.

YES WE CAN.

WHAT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SIERRA LEONE AND DUBAI?

YES WE CAN.


Subject: Re: Bush's African Tour : A writer gives his personal
From: salone man
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Date Posted: 13:37:49 02/25/08 ()
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YES WE CAN.
DUBAI DID IT.

THEY WERE ORDINARY FISHERMEN THAT TRANSFORMED THEMSELVES INTO PROMINENCE AFTER THE DISCOVERING OF OIL,THROUGH A LEADERSHIP THAT HAS VISION,WISDOM AND LOVE FOR DUBAI.

WHAT ARE WE DOING WITH OUR DIAMONDS AND TONS OF NATURAL RESOURCES? GOD HELP PRESIDENT KOROMA,GOD HELP US.IF DUBAI CAN DO IT, WE CAN DO IT.


Subject: RE: Astonishing Facts about Late Hinga Norman...?
From: MUSA
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Date Posted: 08:41:42 02/25/08 ()
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Members of this FORUM; if this is true as quoted below, why is he trying to be hailed as hero? Is it because he is now dead and customary, the dead must be respected irrespective of their ill' act?

"We cannot discuss the contemporary political history of Sierra Leone without indicting him as the harbinger of political instability in that West African country. Either by intent or design, the fact remains that he was the ADC to the Governor General Sir Henry Lightfoot-Boston. ""It was Hinga Norman, then lieutenant in the Sierra Leone military, who actually put the governor and the winner of the 1967 General Election Siaka Probyn Stevens under house arrest while the former was about to swear in the latter as the New Prime Minister of Sierra Leone"". For that one reason, denying the smooth transfer of power from the losing incumbent leader to the winner leader of the opposition party – opened the gates of hell in the country".

Somebody help me shed some light of understanding into this shadow heroism. I was not yet born by then and seem doomed of what is going on here....!!!


Subject: DO YOU KNOW KABBAH'S WHEREABOUTS?
From: Mahatma
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Date Posted: 07:08:37 02/25/08 ()
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I promised to give him 5 slaps for neglecting our people and contributing to the grave loss of the 2007 elections. I have looked at the sentence and it will be six onths suspended sentence for the 5 slaps. I need to give him that humialiation - if you know his whereabouts please let me know!


Subject: Re: DO YOU KNOW KABBAH'S WHEREABOUTS?
From: JOE LAHAI
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Date Posted: 07:49:48 02/25/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
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HE'S IN ROGBANE


Subject: Re: DO YOU KNOW KABBAH'S WHEREABOUTS?
From: Foday Mammy
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Date Posted: 11:25:23 02/26/08 ()
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Kabba went to Seoul, South Korea where he took part in the Universal Peace Forum conference. After Korea he went to Dubai and then to Nigeria where he is leading a delegation of APRM (african peer review mechanism)experts to evaluate the performance of the Nigerian government.


Subject: Re: DO YOU KNOW KABBAH'S WHEREABOUTS?
From: Mahatma
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Date Posted: 08:29:44 02/25/08 ()
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Where is that? Thank you for your help!


Subject: Re: DO YOU KNOW KABBAH'S WHEREABOUTS?
From: JOE LAHAI
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Date Posted: 10:36:38 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
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MAHATMA, THANKS FOR YOUR INQUIRY. ROGBANE IS A VERY VERY SMALL VILLAGE CLOSE TO MAKENI IN NORTHERN SIERRA LEONE. THE VILLAGE HAS NOTHING OF SIGNIFICANCE, HENCE MOST OF ITS INDIGENES HAVE MIGRATED, EITHER TO FREETOWN, WHERE THEY ARE ENGAGED IN STREET TRADING, LOOTING, SNATCHING OF PHONES AND HANDBAGS, KILLING OF FULA BUSINESS PEOPLE, OR THEY MIGRATE TO THE SOUTH AND EAST WHERE THEY BECOME "SAN-SAN" BOYS IN KONO, SUMBUYA, BOAJIBU AND ALL OTHER PLACES WHERE THERE ARE DIAMONDS. THE LUCKY ONES END UP IN THE DIASPORA WHERE THEY "LEARN PLENTY PLENTY BOOK".

THE FORTUNES OF ROGBANE SUDDENLY CHANGED LAST SEPTEMBER, WHEN EBK WON THE PRESIDENCY. HALF OF HIS 44 MAN CABINET ARE FROM THAT VILLAGE. ANYONE WHO MATTERS IN GOVERNMENT HAS HIS ROOTS IN ROGBANEH. IF YOU WANT GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS OR PRESIDENTIAL/MINISTERIAL FAVOURS, YOU MUST GO TO ROGBANE. IF YOU ARE SLPP, AND WANT POLICE CLEARANCE TO TRAVEL OUT OF SALONE, YOU MUST GO TO ROGBANE. EVEN MY FRIEND, THAT APC FOOL, EDIE GRANT'S PAPA COMES FROM ROGBANE.

COMING BACK TO PA KABBA'S WHEREABOUTS, HE WAS IN ROGBANE TO OBTAIN POLICE CLEARANCE TO ENABLE HIM TRAVEL TO SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA


Subject: Re: DO YOU KNOW KABBAH'S WHEREABOUTS?
From: New Rochelle
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Date Posted: 10:19:04 02/26/08 ()
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Wrong. Kabba is presently in new Rochelle, New York (less than 30 minutes outsidee New York city. The same town he resided in during his years working at the UN. If you can make it to NR why would you be so stupid to want to slap your ex-president anyway? By the way, we operate according to the rule of law over here here in the states. We do not take the law into our hands. I hope that is not what you imply you people do over there, otherwwise I am tempted to say..."NO WONDER!"


Subject: Re: DO YOU KNOW KABBAH'S WHEREABOUTS?
From: JOE LAHAI
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Date Posted: 10:43:50 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
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NEW ROCHELLE, PLEASE DON'T MIND MY BUDDY MAHATMA. HE'S PULLING EDIE APC GRANT'S LEGS


Subject: Re: DO YOU KNOW KABBAH'S WHEREABOUTS?
From: Mahatma
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Date Posted: 11:20:36 02/26/08 ()
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I have already checked out what the penalty for giving him five slaps will be. I am prepared to sacrifice my freedom to fulfill that which i have always wanted to do to the stupid ex-president. We could have been ahead had greed not clouded his reasoning. I believe in the rule of law and would not feel bad receiving punishment for doing the wrong thing. i know i will be doing the wrong thing but the satisfaction I will get for making sure my hand/finger prints are on his cheeks is the joy I long for. Sorry brother - some of us will break the law to settle old scores. i would rather the states punish me than letting him getaway from my slaps.


Subject: For Peace. Yah let me blow my hurn for once.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 00:45:27 02/25/08 ()
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Peace, sorry for replying late. I was watching the Oscar 08 Awards.
You guys get head ache over what somebody says about you here but since I started contributing on these Sierra Leonean forums, whatever you say here is behind because I would listen to brains afterwards whose ideas will make this forum a graveyard. I look at beautiful men and women whose ideas and appreciation for humanity is different from what most people bother with here.
To be honest with you, I don't know who “Candid Opinion” is and I doubt if I care very much. I am not contesting for position in Sierra Leone nor do I want to impress any one that is already impressed. Take it from me. I want you to also know that no man has ever in my life, taken a woman that I am with from me, especially a man who is not sure of himself to write his actual name on a free forum. What is he hiding? That is one quality for which sober-minded and classical women will definitely see the difference between him and I: confidence; because it tells them that I am not one who hides behind curtains for what is my right.
Moreover, there is no one on this forum I would get into it for any woman. I love Sierra Leone than any single woman. In fact, I am not sure we have the same taste in women.
Look pal, the entire world was talking about Janet Jackson, this and that woman. Regardless of the fact that she or they are rich and popular does not eat me up; why? I love human beings not what they have. I am in America for God sake; the land of opportunities; besides, at this point when they have made the promise and brought the entire world’s attention to it, I would only work hard, go to school because that is just me. But not that they be convinced, no. I would only be a fool to try to convince them after they had said they are convinced. All the singing and movies was a way of saying that they are convinced, which started years back 10, 12, 15 years back? So why should I try to convince them the more? But I am not the one who would live what I have been doing my entire life because some body has made a promise. If I make mention of it in fact, is just to mess with those who want to mess with me, SO THAT IT BECOMES A TWO-WAY-STREET.
Note that if everything one has is gone, only those who love you will even admit that they know you or will surround themselves with you. I love beautiful, educate, well mannered, charismatic and forward-looking women with good heart who are willing to make a difference in other people’s lives with simplicity and elegance. One who can enrich my mind and I theirs. A lot of you thought it was and is a joke but I do know one thing that there are those in the world whose thinking are not petty and what most women would love a man for is not an iota of consideration in the minds of charismatic, loving and kind-hearted women who are informed about the world and want to change it for the better. I do not like arrogant, rude and rush-to-judgment type of women. If a woman cannot impress me with their intelligence, elegance and kindness, there is no way they can impress me with rudeness, false-show or obey-the-wind type of women who do things just because they see others do it regardless if those are right or wrong. These are the types he might date who are not for me.
But the fact remains that most Sierra Leoneans who did not know me while I was growing-up, my college days, my days in Freetown and days in the States before I even made mention of the movie Shemgbe that brought the anger or when I was in Charlottesville, Virginia before I came with my daughter's mom to Alexandria, Virginia in 1996-97 have now taken the lead in what you see demonstrated here on most occasions. Most who contribute on this forum had left Sierra Leone way-way-back so their mindset of Sierra Leone is scanty. This is why those who know are surprised but would not say a word and are learning more about Sierra Leoneans.
Most of you never know whom and what I have been with so you are carried-away by the Sierra Leone rumor when in fact, there are those who know me, have videos of me at gatherings among Americans and even Sierra Leoneas that are laughing at what most have been saying or thinking.
No, I don't know this person and I doubt if him and I will ever compete for a woman. I have seen and heard women. I read what most people write here and I do know the type of women such knowledge would impressed. I am not troubled by such. Most of whom I will never date. That is God's honest truth and that is no boast but the fact. The women who wish to live a better world for their children and the younger generation do know a quality-man who can make a difference. My work has not even started. Take it from me.
The Candid guy might be jealous or angry at something he knows that he might be wishing to make me disbelieve but the fact that he might be thinking in that line tells me that we shall never, I repeat, never, meet over a girl because when the cloud is clear, you will definitely tell yourself, yes, that is the guy, the real guy. It is Pizarro, Pee. When I write to my former girl friend, I write, yours Pee. In order words, it is him yesterday, today and even better tomorrow; that is the confidence I have. When I came to the U.S. I came with the determination that I either get the best or go without because I was sure of doing things the right way and nothing will stop rightness but God and I have confidence in the land because I know it is that land: the land of opportunities. Except if that is not true, then they fail but not me because I have paid my dues, done everything that they have required of. In other words, I have kept my side of the bargain, will they keep their word?
So with this matter of taking a woman from me, please read what I write, the way I write and what I am talking about to know the type of woman I would want to be with. But this does not mean that I would not maintain the respect I have for women, no I will till the day I die, though I am disappointed in most of them.
Therefore, I don't know the guy and from his statements, his girlfriend will never be the type I will be interested in.
It is said, show me your friend and I will tell you who you are. A man is assessed by what he says and the company he keeps.
The women who can read this passage without complaining of how long it is are women that I would be interested because it tells that they are interested in knowledge. If they can read this, they can read books.


Subject: Re: For Peace. Yah let me blow my hurn for once.
From: Candid Opinion
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Date Posted: 09:25:50 02/25/08 ()
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Message:
Mr Kamara..

Lets be friends mate..
If i came off wrong earlier.. i am sorry..
I was merely asking for an explanation..

Gods kids are my brothers.. even the ones dropped on thier heads at an early age..

So lets shake hands and be friends..
And i live around the Alexandria, VA area too.. so i bet we have eat at the same table, or danced to the same music.. of bought at the same store..
In time.. ours will be a lovefest..

What you say man..????


Subject: Re: For Peace. Yah let me blow my hurn for once.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 11:30:10 02/25/08 ()
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Candid Opinion, I have nothing against any Sierra Leonean even those who might have done me wrong. During my years of contributions here, even when the war was heated in Sierra Leone, my life has been between sufferings and recovery but I knew I was not loosing if I stand resolutely for the welfare of our people. I believe that life is valuable and I will do anything within my power to protect it. When I stood for peace during our war, I did so not knowing whose life could be saved but I just knew that any one whose life was saved is my brother, sister, father and mother regardless of where they hail from in Sierra Leone. When the peace agreement was reached, I said, and still believe, that we should forget and rebuild the brotherhood in peace and unity. This is so because I believe in the power of unity, and understanding that there will never be unity when we hold grievances.
In that case therefore, I should not be the person who should hold animosity over petty things as an attack on a forum. Yes it hurts when we deviate from the real issues prevalent in our motherland to imitating issues we have no knowledge of. But if this is done in the spirit of wanting to dig-up the truth for us to understand each other for the betterment of Sierra Leone, even if one insults my mother, I would brush it off and move on.
I love you as a compatriot whose progress I will always pray for because if you succeed, Sierra Leone has won.
In that case, I am humbled that you should take the first step to apologize to me. I would say apologies accepted in sorrow for not have initiated such a gesture first.
Thanks for your foresightedness.


Subject: Re: For Peace. Yah let me blow my hurn for once.
From: Candid Opinion
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Date Posted: 13:35:06 02/25/08 ()
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Let me give you one from you tube..

http://youtube.com/watch?v=5qPTiwdPflE


Subject: Re: For Peace. Yah let me blow my hurn for once.
From: Candid Opinion
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Date Posted: 12:09:50 02/25/08 ()
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OK.. well i am going to apologise 2wice over for been petty..and an a**..

Thanks for been above it all..
I can feel the love.. brother...
Have a blessed day..


Subject: Re: For Peace. Yah let me blow my hurn for once.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 14:12:55 02/25/08 ()
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The pleasure is mine.


Subject: Jesse Jackson's lineage traced
From: Genetics
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Date Posted: 21:40:13 02/24/08 ()
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Throughout his long tenure as a civil rights leader, the Rev. Jesse Jackson has had a lot of tough rows to hoe.

It turns out his ancestors did too. Literally.

During a power luncheon at N’Digo magazine in the West Loop this week, it was revealed that Jackson’s lineage stretches back to the Mende farmers of Sierra Leone in West Africa.

Dr. Rick A. Kittles, an associate professor of genetic medicine at the University of Chicago, traced Jackson’s ancestry.

The testing that Kittles and his colleagues do is “important for everybody, whether you’re a celebrity or not,” Kittles said. “When you say, ‘I might have diabetes,’ the first thing [a doctor] says is, ‘Do you have a family history?’ So it’s important to understand your ancestry for many other reasons besides setting up some map of Africa and saying, ‘This is where I’m from.’ ”

For $300 to $350, Kittles’ five-year-old company, African Ancestry, will analyze anyone’s maternal or paternal DNA and pinpoint their African roots — with a high degree of accuracy, he claimed — in four to six weeks.

Aside from Jackson, high-profile people who’ve submitted to swabbing include Oprah Winfrey and music industry titan Quincy Jones. They explored their origins on the 2006 PBS miniseries “African-American Lives.”

Aside from Jackson, N’Digo’s group included eight other Chicago movers and shakers ranging from business barons and academics to broadcasters and politicians.

According to N’Digo founder Hermene Hartman, Illinois Senate President Emil Jones Jr. was amused to learn that his roots were European. “I called him yesterday,” she told the crowd. “Emil started laughing and said, ‘I knew I was a white man!’ ”

Part-time Chicago resident and financial industry CEO Chris Gardner was moved when he learned of his ties to the Mende group of Sierra Leone — so moved that he plans to jet back to the motherland this year. Gardner, a self-made multimillionaire, was played by actor Will Smith in the 2006 film “The Pursuit of Happyness.”

“Can you imagine for a second Alex Haley — had he had access to this kind of technology when he was writing Roots 30 years ago — he could have just gotten on a plane and said, ‘Hey, Mr. Kinte, we’re relatives,’ ” Gardner said.

Kittles has tested about 15,000 people since starting his studies in 1995.


Subject: Re: Jesse Jackson's lineage traced
From: Watasai Stone
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Date Posted: 15:03:58 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: laj201@aol.com
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Message:
Isaiah Washington From the TV show Grey's Anatomy is Mende also.

This ccould end up being good for sierra leone.


Subject: Re: Jesse Jackson's lineage traced
From: Candid Opinion
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Date Posted: 15:12:50 02/26/08 ()
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Message:
Could be..
If managed properly..

There is a host of ways we could tap into this geneological rtacing thing...and make it a tourist bait...


Subject: Shekito , then , was not far from the truth ? Read this :
From: KABS KANU
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Date Posted: 18:25:49 02/24/08 ()
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Hon. Musa Tarawally Responds

21 February 2008

Sierra Express Media

Hon Musa Tarawally Responds

Hon. Musa Tarawally speaks to Sierra Express


There have been claims and counter claims on the recruitment of Kamajors for the disruption of the coming local council elections. On the 20th February, our reporter caught up with Hon. Musa Tarawally and this is what he had to say; "It is very unfortunate to know that the SLPP denied planning to use ex-combatants to intimidate members of the other political parties for the disruption of the up coming local elections.

Crimes are normally detected through traces and records. By all records, there are indications to certify that using ex-combatant especially ex-Kamajors to intimidate people for the destruction of elections is a major strategy of the SLPP.

During the past elections, Moyamba District was one of the locat1ons used by the SLPP to regroup ex-Kamajors, initiate new ones as political thugs to intimidate and disrupt the past elections. Evidences of this are in the custody of the Police in Moyamba.

Key SLPP supporters in persons of Syl Farna, Dr. Joe A.D. Allie, Councilor James Allie, Dr. Magnus Gborie and Madam Lulu Sheriff, were the ground organizers supported by J.J Saffa who happens to be Secretary General and Mr. Solomon Berewa the then leader of the SLPP. There are evidences to further confirm that huge amounts of monies was paid to operatives by the SLPP, of which some operatives made statements to the Police and are willing to confess on their volition.

Other instances were the stabbing of an APC supporter at Waterloo by SLPP ex-combatants and hosting of several ex-combatants at the SLPP HQ during the elections. Ex-combatants who were hired by the SLPP have consented to confess because they did not receive what was arranged to be paid to them. Concerning Dr. Francis Kai Kai, he was in Pujehun for the past months, organizing the SLPP and talking the people, who were mostly ex-combatants or ex-Kamajors pleading with them not to leave the party.

“My intervention with the ex-kamajors is to give them new directions towards the development of their various communities so that they will never be misused again by the SLPP. So far they have been responding positively and understanding his Excellency's vision for them and the country as a whole.”

On interviewing Hon. Musa Tarawally, our reporter dashed on to the Secretary General of the SLPP and this is what he said also; "Good luck to Musa. May God guide him. He is dishonest. I don't want to draw daggers with small minds. For some people, the purpose of politics is to make money. Musa is part of this school. For some of us, it is to promote good governance. We can always make money either in politics or elsewhere. If we had remobilized the Kamajors, no other party would have campaign in our strongholds. He knows that as a party we believe in peace and unity for the country.”

Stay with Sierra Express Media, for your trusted place in news


Subject: Re: Shekito , then , was not far from the truth ? Read this :
From: David Bangura
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Date Posted: 06:59:39 02/25/08 ()
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This is absolute nonesense, APC is the only party that is known for intimidating other party members. We have clealy seen that on many occations. These are all lies, it is their leader who is putting together all ex-cobatants for a reason best know to them. The only advise i can give to them is that, Sierra Leone is not like before, every body have a strong mind now, so if they dare make any mistake, the worst thing will happen.SLPP did not train kamajor for major election why will they do so for ordinary council elections. One thing I can tell anybody is that, if it was APC who was treated the way SLPP was treated, what happened in kenya would have been a small one. APC is the only uncivilized party in that country, they are lawless, they are vindictive etc.


Subject: Re: Shekito , then , was not far from the truth ? Read this :
From: POLITICAL
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Date Posted: 22:47:36 02/25/08 ()
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Message:
All of you will be exposed by your writing. If you dear think sa lone will go to tribal war, you missed your head. That aint happen my friend.


Subject: Re: Shekito , then , was not far from the truth ? Read this :
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 14:12:26 02/25/08 ()
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What about the events in Kailahun and Segbwema during the last elections. Do you think we're fools like you?

People like you should be caught and kept away for good as any chance given to you will be disastrous. It is quiet clear in your reaction to this article. You will surely fail if you think the worst will happen in Sierra Leone. We've suffered enough there's nothing worse than what your Kamajors and RUFs inflicted on us, we don't need people like you.


Subject: Re: Shekito , then , was not far from the truth ? Read this :
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 08:31:19 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MR EDIE APC GRANT: YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT KAMAJORS AND RUF DID TO YOU, BUT I DID NOT HEAR YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT THE AFRC DID TO THE PEOPLE OF MABELLA IN 1997, AND TO THE REST OF FREETOWN ON 6TH JANUARY, 1998. WERE THOSE ATROCITIES CARRIED OUT BY KAMAJORS OR BY YOUR DRUG CRAZED SOBELS WHO HAIL FROM..................


Subject: Re: Shekito , then , was not far from the truth ? Read this :
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 13:19:34 02/26/08 ()
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You have no legitimate proof to show that AFRC is a replica of APC. These are quiet different sides we're talking about your SLPP's preaching of tribalism. The Kamajors were a formidable force when they were first rolled out to defend their region untill they were influenced by the unpatriotic SLPP.

Even during that time they were still respected by other tribes especially the Temnes who even joined the clan. But when they were given orders to capture and kill anyone who speaks Temne, that's when they became loose cannon, hence the mass human rights abuse.


Subject: Re: Shekito , then , was not far from the truth ? Read this :
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 10:48:18 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
SO WHAT ARE YOU; SOKOBANA OR GBANGBANIE


Subject: Re: Shekito , then , was not far from the truth ? Read this :
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 10:47:29 02/27/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
SO WHAT ARE YOU; SOKOBANA?


Subject: Re: Shekito , then , was not far from the truth ? Read this :
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 07:05:21 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.250.66

Message:
SLPP - thought 'civilised' are selfish and self-centred. SLPP lost because of greed and neglect of the people they are supposed to serve.


Subject: Re: Shekito , then , was not far from the truth ? Read this :
From: David Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 06:57:28 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: wanglobe.hilton.com at 192.251.125.85

Message:
This is absolute nonesense, APC is the only party that is known for intimidating other party members. We have clealy seen that on many occations. These are all lies, it is their leader who is putting together all ex-cobatants for a reason best know to them. The only advise i can give to them is that, Sierra Leone is not like before, every body have a strong mind now, so if they dare make any mistake, the worst thing will happen.SLPP did not train kamajor for major election why will they do so for ordinary council elections. One thing I can tell anybody is that, if it was APC who was treated the way SLPP was treated, what happened in kenya would have been a small one. APC is the only uncivilized party in that country, they lawless, they are vindictive etc.


Subject: Re: Shekito , then , was not far from the truth ? Read this :
From: glass house
To: All
Date Posted: 07:50:30 02/25/08 ()
Email Address: glasshouse@msn.com
Entered From: gate3-norfolk.nmci.navy.mil at 138.162.0.43

Message:
We all know the truth both parties recruited ex combatants. APc recuited former junta ruf combatants that are now been integrated into the police. slpp recruited kamajors. both parties most stop this. in th elogn run this would not be good for our country. civil wars dont start in a day. they build up over night. politicians on both sides should do what is right for the country and end this.


Subject: Actually, people are praising Candid Oinion's call card
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 17:35:49 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
I don't know why Candid went ballistics today when Ronaldinho asked that question ( Candid, another lesson from a veteran forumite:At times, pretend not to hear. Some questions are set-ups).However, people who have used the cards he is selling from CallingCards.com,owned and operated by Universal Calling Inc, have been praising it . His cards can in no way be compared to the ones Ronaldinho was referring to. Those are ripoffs. Please believe me and patronize him. He struck the right cord when he said that we must patronize our own Sierra Leonean businesses.


Subject: Re: Actually, people are praising Candid Oinion's call card
From: Love them cards!
To: All
Date Posted: 18:55:58 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577f042.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.240.66

Message:
A candid and refreshing show of support for a worthy Saloneman enterprise. Thanks Kabs for supporting a fellow Sierra Leonean. And Candid Opinion, keep on with the good job!


Subject: Re: Actually, people are praising Candid Oinion's call card
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 00:03:27 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
Kabs,

My trigger finger just got too independent...
I think its the NEW APC...I was seeing red..
We all get carried away sometimes i guess..

Just like a New jersey five0..chasing a salone car jacker...it was the heat of the moment.. the adrenaline, tunnel vision if you may..

I am a decent, honest, humble salone dreg man..
Just like fullah pa's that open their lily table.. and sell diamint..

I plan to take this a dollar at a time.. build up my client list.. get my people involved..

Funny....
My komaneh called me the other day...
He was like, me man... nah this you plan for take support me sister en dem pikin dem..
Ah say....you don buy...???? En hang up...

I believe..
I have 365 days.. every day counts.. every customer.. counts.. every single dollar counts..

I make 1.25 per 20 dollars card.. not much.. but thats why i designed the business as callingcards for AFRICA. And not calling card for salone.

I just want 0.0005 percent of the Nigerian diaspora to engage...
0.010 percent of the salone diaspora to engage..
0.00010 percent of egytian.. ethiopian, ghanian, south african...malawi, gambia, ivory coast....this list is ENDLESS

I can see the potential.. i can fell it.. this is gwan be a salone success story..

Built right here...1 person at a time.. 1 dalla at a time

And MY ACE will be Brother fen plaba..

Its the age old...fear of the unknown..and been comfortable with the REBTELS of this world even when we are been robbed blind..

Its 12:30 am....
Man get for go crub the 9 to 5 tmr....

Calling cards for africa needs more clients before i can quit my day job...Its a decent concept.. but needs more Nigerian and Ghanian and somalian clients.. since salone man dem dey form fus en gee rebtel en skype en BOSS cards dem money.. even when (I) provide the same service CHEAPER..
Call that what you may.. for me..the pain and rejection is painful...

Like i said..
Its like your brother telling you he recently decided to be vegetarian just when he knowns you plan to open a butcher shop...

But i expected that..
I just have to convince him that eating the soup, and pushing the hog foot to the side is not haram..
As long as its just the soup.

Thanks for the endorsment bra...
Like i said earlier in the evening ..
You petty dey try..

Unu Good night.
And my more knicker ain't candid onions..


Subject: TIME FOR SILLY SEASON !
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 16:08:20 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
For all my fellow forumites who are old and achy of bone-and-joint but young at heart and sweet of eye, I humbly present this SOULJAH BOY dance instructional video. You will learn steps that will amaze your teenage kids (and it is good for that pesky arthritis too).
And when you go to Salone on a JC junket and hit Paddys, Old School and the other night spots with those fat one-pack abs of yours, just do the Souljah Boy like a superman and see all the pretty young things go "Ooooooooh!"
Guaranteed to give you more smiles than extending fistfuls of dollars or rocking your jeans below your dross!


Subject: Re: TIME FOR SILLY SEASON !
From: Dancing Grandpa
To: All
Date Posted: 19:05:35 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577f042.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.240.66

Message:
I am tired of dancing the geriatric shuffle. I am 59 and I think it is a damned shame to move stiffly on the floor as is expected of us golden oldies. I am not yet ready to kick the bucket. I am going to try this crazy Souljah dance and just shock the hell out of everybody at the next Salon party. Just when the youngsters start doing the American dances, i am going to explode with the souljah boy dance, if only my knees can hold.


Subject: PICTURE OF OUR CURRENCY
From: salone man
To: All
Date Posted: 16:00:44 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 71.163.183.208

Message:



Subject: Re: PICTURE OF OUR CURRENCY
From: CURRENCY
To: All
Date Posted: 16:23:23 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h12.79.29.71.ip.alltel.net at 71.29.79.12

Message:
Front: Siaka Stevens (1905-1988), President of Sierra Leone 1971-1985

This is when the LEONE was the LEONE.


Subject: Re: PICTURE OF OUR CURRENCY
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 17:26:34 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
Yeah...

And he made sure he ef'ed it up good.


Subject: Re: PICTURE OF OUR CURRENCY
From: James Tebin
To: All
Date Posted: 16:00:53 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: smtp.servicemaster.com at 199.191.74.20

Message:
Watch it Candidi O..... watch it.


Subject: Re: PICTURE OF OUR CURRENCY
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 16:12:03 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
What???

Bandalay big nose made sure he messed up the leones good en proper..

Nah lie..?
I just ssaid it in less flowery words..

You feel sorry for him.. or jsut respect..?
Does he deserve it..?


Some African leaders should be tried for genocide just for thier economic misnagement..
I bet that KILLS a lot more of us than all the wars and all the Mosquito's...


Subject: Which one is the official state house website?
From: Conteh
To: All
Date Posted: 15:19:54 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 204.14.42.190

Message:
which one is the official state house website? www.ernestkoroma.org or www.statehouse.gov.sl


Subject: Some Sa Loneman get bad heart en fool!
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 15:06:07 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-155-25.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.155.25

Message:
What is all this trickery, anger and manipulation?
Is there a reson for the bottom or have we been ignorant, greedy and jealous? Are you faitful enough to say it? I challenge you to be honest and ask yourself why you are doing it and say it loud to yourself.
Outch!
I have nothing to be jealous of you pal; and from careful observation, our thinking differ copnsiderably. You will know after you learn from the Teacher. (Big things clapping, little things "stopping.")
You will learn how the civilize do it. Thinks this is Stone Age. 21st. Century, Constitutional Democracy. If I fail, democracy has failed and so is human civilization. I have nothing to loose. Its one man amopng a world population of 6 Billion. They made the promise not me. Go after them not me.
Did you think of that? That is where I am smatter.
Who the cap fit.
Can't read over and call it whatever you want to.That's on you. Bo you refuse to realize that every Sierra Leonean, every human on the face of the earth was-in on it?


Subject: Clean Sweep – Obama Beats Clinton in Washington,...old news
From: Town Crier
To: All
Date Posted: 14:34:44 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-71-227-57-159.hsd1.mi.comcast.net at 71.227.57.159

Message:
This is old news...is Cocorioko running out of articles, or just want to post articles regardless of the fact that they are behind, and the information is now stale?

Give us information on Texas if you want to be relevant, also, when did you start reporting on US news...did we mention we get our US news from other sources.

I applaud your attempt at expansion, but please stay with the APC propaganda and other related news..we appreciate you better when you do what we know and have come to expect from you...;0


Subject: Freetown Road, Belize City.
From: Interesting
To: All
Date Posted: 13:51:32 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h12.79.29.71.ip.alltel.net at 71.29.79.12

Message:
Project Name: Esso Freetown Road Service Station
locat1on: Freetown Road, Belize City
Client Name: Esso Standard Oil S. A.
Duration: 4 Months
Descr1ption: Construction of Esso Freetown Road Service Station


Subject: PRES. KOROMA DISAPPOINTS APC MEMBERS IN ALT,GEORGIA
From: ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA
To: All
Date Posted: 13:47:52 02/24/08 ()
Email Address: SAIDUBANGSO@AOL.COM
Entered From: pool-138-88-143-251.esr.east.verizon.net at 138.88.143.251

Message:
My boyhood friend and brother, Mr. Ahmed Conteh(one of the very few people who promoted the then unknown,Mr.Ernest Koroma)gave up a lot of useful things only to support Mr.Koroma. He left his family in the USA and went to Freetown, did all what he could to make sure that Mr.Ernest Koroma wins the last elections.
After the elections, Pres. Koroma begged and assured Mr.Conteh to run for a parliamentary seat in Freetown, Mr.Conteh believed in the Pres.Koroma and accepted the offer. Mr. Ahmed Conteh came to the USA and made a funding activity and got huge amounts of money(because a lot us trust Mr.Conteh and know that he will perform very well).
Mr. Conteh went to Sierra Leone with the assurance that he will win the bye-election because the President told him that he(Conteh) will get the seat at all cost.
Before, Mr.Conteh, got to Freetown, the APC party symbol has all already been given to a Alieu Badara(who never did anything for the APC or pres.Koroma).
I am happy that a lot of APC members in Atlanta are displeased with the APC.I am also sure that they will now see what I have been telling them about Pres.Ernest Koroma and the APC,(that the APC party is full of good for nothing and ungrateful people).
I feel sorry for Mr.Ahmed Conteh but I am sure he has learnt his bitter lesson.
MY PEOPLE,STAY AWAY FROM THE APC.


people).


Subject: Re: PRES. KOROMA DISAPPOINTS APC MEMBERS IN ALT,GEORGIA
From: POLITICAL
To: All
Date Posted: 22:59:09 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip70-162-167-106.ph.ph.cox.net at 70.162.167.106

Message:
Mr. Bangura this is a clear differences between my parent born SLPP party and other parties. During the SLPP rein, SLPP were busy paying back all their cronies with jobs and other benefits. In the process corruption set in. At the end they lost their way. Your story should be a good example of how a leader should be. A leader should not focus on satisfying his cronies leaving the rest of the country to die out. Good job for promoting the effectiveness of the president. You may think you are criticizing the president, but your criticism is a blessing for him.


Subject: Re: PRES. KOROMA DISAPPOINTS APC MEMBERS IN ALT,GEORGIA
From: O'toole
To: All
Date Posted: 14:51:58 02/25/08 ()
Email Address: otoolekargbo@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-65-186-220-54.insight.res.rr.com at 65.186.220.54

Message:
Alpha Saidu everybody will know that this posting is not in the intrest of Mr. Conteh. You are just making a bubu out of yourself, am sure you are in the ATL. well, having live in the ATL for a while, am not erj,mi,ddd,ryyf,h


Subject: Re: PRES. KOROMA DISAPPOINTS APC MEMBERS IN ALT,GEORGIA
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 10:38:17 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MR O'TOOLE, I AGREE THAT THE POST IS NOT IN APC DIASPORAMAN CONTEH'S INTEREST. I HOWEVER NOTE THAT HIS POST IS IN THE INTEREST OF ALL SIERRA LEONEANS. IT EXPOSES OUR PRESIDENT AS A LIAR; A DECEPTIVE CHARACTER WHO NEVER KEEPS HIS PROMISES. MR EDIE APC GRANT, PLEASE NOTE THIS INTELLIGENT DEDUCTION.


Subject: Re: PRES. KOROMA DISAPPOINTS APC MEMBERS IN ALT,GEORGIA
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 06:19:30 02/25/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: dator5678.161.gbgsd.se at 62.88.180.78

Message:
WAN GBMR KA SINKA MU. GBEPEH KA FORF OR GBATHY. MBAYEH M'LAP EE?


Subject: Re: PRES. KOROMA DISAPPOINTS APC MEMBERS IN ALT,GEORGIA
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 14:34:46 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.58.106

Message:
I've always believed that in politics people forego other things to join politics for the betterment of their beloved country. I've also learnt that some people do so for personal gains not for the good they can offer.

Your narrative suggests that, Mr Conteh was vying for power not because he wants to bring solution to some of his country's problems but to benefit his himself otherwise, why being so embittered for not able to serve on this occasion? does this mean the end of Mr Conteh's contribution for his country? one can serve his/her country without having to hold position in government.

Mr Bangura, your disappointment is an indication that you will not give up a well paid job to help your country for less paid position in government but will only do so if you believe you stand to make a fortune for yourself.

I believe the EBK appointments is based on what I call "CHARACTER REFFERENCING" and not 'who you know but what you know'. This is one of the reasons you find that many people failed to land those highly sought positions in EBK's government. Those lucky ones were well vetted before entrusted with those jobs.

I urge you Mr Bangura to exercise patience and even allow Mr Conteh to voice his discontent. Perhaps Mr Conteh is unable to serve in this capacity on this occasion but if he's got that patriotic blood in him, he could do something else which can catch the eyes of the president and who knows.


Subject: Re: PRES. KOROMA DISAPPOINTS APC MEMBERS IN ALT,GEORGIA
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 05:41:39 02/25/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
QUESTIONS FOR MR APC GRANT: YOU HAVE (AS ALWAYS)COMPLETELY MISCONSTRUED OR MISREPRESENTED THE POINT MR ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA IS MAKING. WHAT HE IS SAYING IS THAT PRESIDENT KOROMA DOES NOT KEEP HIS PROMISES, IS UNRELIABLE AND HAS A TENDENCY TO DECEIVE. WHY MAKE A PROMISE WHICH YOU CANNOT FULFIL? IS THAT NOT DECEPTION? WHAT CAN BE MORE DECEPTIVE THAN THIS?

MR CONTEH IS NOT THE ONLY SIERRA LEONEAN WHO HAS BEEN DECEIVED BY OUR PRESIDENT. AS A MATTER OF FACT, ALL SIERRA LEONEANS HAVE BEEN DECEIVED AND FEEL LET DOWN. DID MR KOROMA NOT PROMISE TO BRING THE PRICE OF A BAG OF RICE TO 20,000 LEONES DURING HIS CAMPAIGNS? WHAT IS THE PRICE OF RICE TODAY? IS IT NOT IN EXCESS OF 100,000 LEONES? DOES THIS REPRESENT A PROMISE KEPT? MR APC EDDIE GRANT MUST ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS


Subject: Re: PRES. KOROMA DISAPPOINTS APC MEMBERS IN ALT,GEORGIA
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 08:16:20 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: lpsdsl1.claranet.co.uk at 79.123.36.145

Message:
Mr. LAHAI, you do not possess leadership trait. What I'm trying to say is, if you're given the opportunity to lead a government or organisation, you will fail miserably at the earliest possible time if you think you can satisfy everyone close to you which is wrong.

My friend, the human nature is very difficult to interprete. In this regard, I mean once you are on the spotlight to distribute positions, people tend to think that this is their opportunity to get what they crave for and if you don't becareful, you willend up giving away more than is available to give. So you see your organisation will soon colapse.

A more typial example is for people who lives in the west where all your relatives thinks you're much better off than you're telling. So everyone is vying to share the wealth they perceived you to have and if you think you would have to satisfy all of your relatives then you will end up faling to secure your own future. The same goes to leading a government, if you allow yourself to be reharsed by your closest friends, and fail the nation you entirely have yourself to be blamed as your friends will move away and will not admit ever played a part in your demise.

So allow our leader to lead to the best of his knowledge and ability.

LONTA!!.


Subject: Re: PRES. KOROMA DISAPPOINTS APC MEMBERS IN ALT,GEORGIA
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 10:22:57 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
YOU HAVE DRAWN A MILLION WRONG CONCLUSIONS LATELY MR GRANT. CONTRARY TO WHAT YOU THINK, I DO NOT MAKE PROMISES (EVEN TO MY FAMILY) THAT I KNOW I CANNOT FULFIL; NEITHER DO I ENTERTAIN EVERY REQUEST (Note the word "every") FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY WITH A BEGGING CAP IN HAND. NO, I DO NO SUCH THING.

FORMER APC OPPOSITION LEADER, ERNEST KOROMA WENT ABOUT PROMISING EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN TO CONVINCE PEOPLE TO SUPPORT HIM WIN THE ELECTION, KNOWING FULL WELL THAT HE DID NOT HAVE THE WHEREWITHAL, TO FULFIL THOSE PROMISES, NEITHER THE CLOUT WITHIN THE APC RANKS TO MAKE DO ON HIS PROMISES. WE ARE TOLD THAT HE PROMISED THIS DIASPORA GUY (who championed his campaigns and fundraising efforts abroad) THE PARTY TICKET TO CONTEST FOR A VACANT SEAT IN PARLIAMENT. THE GUY, WE ARE TOLD, WAS SO ASSURED THAT HE DID A LITTLE BIT MORE "MAMMY COKER", CASHED IN ON SOME CONTRIBUTIONS FROM HIS FELLOW APC FRIENDS, PACKED HIS POPO BAG AND HEADED STRAIGHT FOR SALONE. HOW DISSAPPOINTED HE WAS WHEN, UPON ARRIVAL, HE LEARNT THAT VICTOR FOH HAD ASSIGNED THE SYMBOL FOR THE CONSTITUENCY HE WAS INTENDING TO REPRESENT TO ANOTHER APC MAN (IN VICTOR FOH'S WORDS "a grassroots member" ). WONDERS WILL NEVER END INDEED: WHO WOULD HAVE DARED AWARD A PARTY SYMBOL TO ANOTHER MEMBER IN DEFIANCE OF SIAKA STEVENS? NOT EVEN E T KAMARA (POWERFUL AS HE WAS) WOULD HAVE DARED DEFY "PASS A DIE'S ORDERS". GO ASK ABDULAI CONTEH AND THE OTHER DISSENTING VOICES DURING THE SUCCESSION BROUHALA IN 1985.


Subject: Re: PRES. KOROMA DISAPPOINTS APC MEMBERS IN ALT,GEORGIA
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 07:52:56 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: lpsdsl1.claranet.co.uk at 79.123.36.145

Message:
Joe Lahai, Try this, LAHAI omit the H and the result is what you're rest my case.


Subject: Re: PRES. KOROMA DISAPPOINTS APC MEMBERS IN ALT,GEORGIA
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 08:09:52 02/25/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
WHAT ON EARTH DO YOU MEAN BY "...and the result is what you're rest my case"? SEE WHAT I MEAN, WHEN I TOLD YOU LAST WEEK TO GO GET SOME MORE....?


Subject: Re: PRES. KOROMA DISAPPOINTS APC MEMBERS IN ALT,GEORGIA
From: medkay
To: All
Date Posted: 06:36:44 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 227.red-88-17-7.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 88.17.7.227

Message:
mr.JOE LAHAI as you may called yourself is a disgrace for you to be a sierra leonean who supposed to be part of an idealist man rather been a die hard defuct kamajor,ruf,nprc killer force who only knows how to destroy and maim peaceful citizen.Pray for your sins and become a bornagain sierra leonean.I was educated under your so called past regime of your ngomende cabals i know how you people are,leave this new regime does his home work before start to defame or criticise.NAR WODRI GO MAKE U KOLO,PALOGOSO.


Subject: Re: PRES. KOROMA DISAPPOINTS APC MEMBERS IN ALT,GEORGIA
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 13:39:25 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.240.32.237

Message:
JOE LAHAI when you omit the H, it becomes LAAI = LIE. Maybe you can't even pronounce your own surname, thats why I said you can read but cannot comprehend.

I've noticed that you have a very low IQ.


Subject: Re: PRES. KOROMA DISAPPOINTS APC MEMBERS IN ALT,GEORGIA
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 10:30:41 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MY APC FRIEND MR GRANT, DO NOT GO INTO MATTERS YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT IQs?

NOTE: IF YOU OMIT THE "H" IN THE SPELLING OF MY NAME "LAHAI", IT DOES NOT BECOME "LIE".


Subject: Re: PRES. KOROMA DISAPPOINTS APC MEMBERS IN ALT,GEORGIA
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:56:26 02/25/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
WO'NT REPLY TO YOUR S......H.......?........T, BECAUSE IT REQUIRES VERY SERIOUS EDITING. DON'T HAVE THE TIME FOR THAT MR APC MEDKAY OF ROGBANE FAME


Subject: Ernest neglect state house website for his own
From: Salone pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 13:26:10 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 65.91.143.4

Message:

Check statehouse website www.statehouse.gov.sl. the website is down, but www.ernestkoroma.org is working perfectly. Question, is Ernest Koroma serving people or himself?


Subject: Re: Ernest neglect state house website for his own
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 06:29:59 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.250.66

Message:
It is a very sad thing that such is happening. Every dog has his day. If Ernest wants to be a dog that will have to regret when he leaves power so be it. He has ample time and resources to run our country. If he puts his interests more than that which he was elected. History will smile upon him. he will join the other failures. I see little hope where the likes of Kemoh Sesay, sapha Koroma and Alpha khan are operating. This will be their last. Let us put our faith in God. He he loves us he will turn their selfish desires to more menaningful thoughts directed at developing their country.

Sad that we still do not have a website but the president has one. Ernest rethink and make the right moves.


Subject: Re: Ernest neglect state house website for his own
From: medkay
To: All
Date Posted: 06:46:23 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 227.red-88-17-7.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 88.17.7.227

Message:
The president website was there before he became president,the official website is under construction period.I still have faith on our leader,with former official presidential website what have the president does for this our nation zero nar so so dorti,tribalism en blackout.Please give chance to progress.


Subject: Re: Ernest neglect state house website for his own
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 08:05:03 02/25/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
MEDKAY, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH BASIC ENGLISH. STOP YOUR STREET TRADING AND FULAMAN KILLING AND GO GET YOURSELF SOME EDUCATION. IT WILL HELP YOU A GREAT DEAL ON THIS FORUM.


Subject: Re: Ernest neglect state house website for his own
From: medkay
To: All
Date Posted: 15:55:23 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 120.red-88-16-251.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 88.16.251.120

Message:
I got my education during slpp reign,you good for nothing slpp elites.


Subject: Re: Ernest neglect state house website for his own
From: NAR U SABI
To: All
Date Posted: 04:38:42 02/26/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
THERE U GO
NAR U SABI


Subject: Re: Ernest neglect state house website for his own
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 07:27:34 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 88.202.250.66

Message:
He can easily commission for work on the website to be done by students at IT institutions accross the country and winner give an award. It will show how serious he is about helping in the education of our people. The inability for a government to fully states its policies on the main organ of communication (statehouse website)is worrying. Give the job to the poor students of web design and choose from amongs them a winner, therby promiting interests in rtechnology. The Nigerian flag, in 1960, was commissioned to be designed by students across Nigeria and a winner was chosen amongs the many designs. Ernest should learn to involve the future leaders of tomorrow in issues like this and not just spending silly money on a website that is still not ready but is already carrying State House Press Releases and tested for the whole world to see. I doubt if such competence should have to wait for two months to be competent. A professional can understand an erring spot. Ernest time waits for no man. This little things can be done by your students (the leaders of tomorrow). Do not neglect their willingness to support country-wide projects or assignments.


Subject: The McPhillips Foundation
From: Giving back to the community
To: All
Date Posted: 13:14:21 02/24/08 ()
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Says Kevin McPhillips “it has to be emphasised that anything we do is never to be considered charity since such a patronising term will never be applicable to our fine young friends in these schools. They are proud young people who simply miss out on some of the things children in other parts of the world take for granted. They are not recipients of “charity” - they are an important part of Sierra Leone’s future and they’ll make it just fine. In the meantime, our work is simply by way of a little help - no different to helping our own children at home from time to time - it’s no big dramatic deal - simple as that”


Subject: Re: The McPhillips Foundation
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:11:04 02/25/08 ()
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Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Excellent move..

Worthy of praise..

Keep on doing the right thing...


Subject: State House Press Blasts "SLPP Gang": Dr. Francis Kaikai say
From: Alieu Oil
To: All
Date Posted: 11:25:27 02/24/08 ()
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State House Press Blasts "SLPP Gang": Dr. Francis Kaikai says it is “Lamentable Situation” in Sierra Leone
By
Feb 22, 2008, 17:32


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 SLPP’s 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 – 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 People’s 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 public’s 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 IMC’s official website, it would be discovered on the ‘Activities’ page that the ‘latest’ 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: Re: State House Press Blasts "SLPP Gang": Dr. Francis Kaikai
From: Norman Sankoh-Maskita
To: All
Date Posted: 20:16:18 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-66-108-68-252.nyc.res.rr.com at 66.108.68.252

Message:
Whosoever endeavors to engage in the arming or training of combatants to destabilize the peace of our beloved Sa Lone will surely perish...IN HELL...

God Bless Governor Clarkson... an all well meaning Sierra Leoneans!


Subject: Re: State House Press Blasts "SLPP Gang": Dr. Francis Kaikai
From: Town Crier
To: All
Date Posted: 11:45:29 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-71-227-57-159.hsd1.mi.comcast.net at 71.227.57.159

Message:
"Firstly, the State House website is still under construction and has not been launched for the public’s consumption. A mere click at the said website clearly shows that it is still being tested:"

Big lie....there is no under construction notice on the site, and content once posted on a webserver with no access control is considered in the public domain...

You want to test, you can do so with apache/IIS webserver locally on a machine with all the content you want, and no one will see the information...


Subject: Re: State House Press Blasts "SLPP Gang": Dr. Francis Kaikai
From: POLITICAL
To: All
Date Posted: 13:05:22 02/24/08 ()
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Entered From: ip70-162-167-106.ph.ph.cox.net at 70.162.167.106

Message:
It doesn't matter whether public or not. All they should do is put a notice that the site is under construction. Failing to to do so will mean to most if us that the site is back in business for public consumption. No excuse Mr. Secretary. However, I commend the press secretary for his fierce defense against a system that have set the pace for the politics of destruction for our country. SLPP was in power for 10 bad years and it is undeniable that they lost valuable opportunity to turn this country around. Why blaming the APC now for something they failed to do in 10 years is beyond my imagination.


Subject: Re: State House Press Blasts "SLPP Gang": Dr. Francis Kaikai
From: Town Crier
To: All
Date Posted: 14:27:24 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-71-227-57-159.hsd1.mi.comcast.net at 71.227.57.159

Message:
Kind Sir, Have you read the article that the SLPP is complaining about?

It alleges that Dr. Kaikai along with John Karimu and John Benjamin were in Liberia training kamajors to come to back to Sierra Leone and cause trouble. At the time that they were supposed to be doing this, Dr. Karimu was in Nigeria doing an AU peer review, John Benjamin was in Segbwema, and Dr Kaikai was in Kenema the SLPP reports.

This is article that the Secretary says was at the discretion of the reporter to publish.

Is he not advocating a crime (mispreason of treason) here, if this were factual? Is himself not committing the same crime by claiming they were just testing, and were not going to publish it? Are the allegations under investigation?

This issue is not about blaming the APC. It appears to be about clarifying an issue that would clearly affect the hard fought peace in the country that is proganda based on inflaming political tensions and jeopardizing the security of the state for party partisanship.

Too many people died as a result of careless propaganda, the rebel war, and power hunger, and any signs of an attempt to return the country to those days should be immediately curtailed be it APC or SLPP.


Subject: Re: State House Press Blasts "SLPP Gang": Dr. Francis Kaikai
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 05:52:23 02/25/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
I THINK FRANCIS KAIKAI, JOHN KARIMU AND JOHN BENJAMIN SHOULD TAKE SHEKITO TO COURT T CLEAR THEIR NAME AND EXPOSE THE SHAMELESS LYING TACTICS OF THOSE WRETCHED AND SILLY APC THUGS AND THIEVES


Subject: Re: State House Press Blasts "SLPP Gang": Dr. Francis Kaikai
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 14:57:13 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.58.106

Message:
During the well hitted campaign for the past elections, the SLPP leadership claimed the APC was planning an assassination on them. What action did anyone take then?

The SLPP have deviated from opposing the most important policies in EBK governemnt. Instead, they're spending most of their time, money and energy to defame and pull down the government and country.

My friend desist from this games.

One of the main reasons I respect and adore BRA ENVIABLE is, he hardly involve in petty issues like these but he advocate on issues that mostly affects the nation. I'm currently on the side of the government so I do disagree with him a lot but I know this guy will continue to attack government policies that require scrutiny which is what a good opposition should be. But most so called SLPP supporters especially those self proclaimed PhD holders in this forum only engage themselves in point scoring arguments, promotion of tribal differences.


Subject: TIWAI ISLAND
From: Nar Me
To: All
Date Posted: 11:12:50 02/24/08 ()
Email Address: thenewsletter@hotmail.com
Entered From: amontsouris-152-1-34-126.w82-123.abo.wanadoo.fr at 82.123.220.126

Message:
A little bit about Tiwai for anyone interested.


Subject: Good reading. The mind is a terrible thing t o waste.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:53:07 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-151-194.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.151.194

Message:
Please do not take offense until you have read the link bellow.
I am really worried about most contributors here; seriously worried. This is from a careful observatin of what they enjoy doing and the efforts they relentlessly make in manipulation that they think no one notices and even when people have noticed and try to correct them, they are still in denial. I am very worried about such manipulation.
Please read the following link and think hard.
Enjoy!


Subject: Re: Good reading. The mind is a terrible thing t o waste.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:57:26 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-151-194.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.151.194

Message:
That is counseling with one "l" and an "s'


Subject: Re: Good reading. The mind is a terrible thing t o waste.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:59:38 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-151-194.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.151.194

Message:
"Are You Involved With A Psychopath?"

Stop The Madness

By: Michael G. Conner, Psy.D


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For most of us the idea of a psychopath conjures up images from movies like "Silence of The Lambs" and characters with names like "Hannibal Lector." Fortunately characters like Hannibal don’t really exist. Serial killers and people involved in ritual torture are rare, but psychopathic behavior is more common than you might think.

I have known several psychopaths in my life. The clearest case involved an older teen who had no sense of guilt. He could learn the rules, but he had no sense of conscience. The only thing that saved him was a mother who loved him, took him to counseling for years and spent a great deal of time patiently teaching him right from wrong. I remember a conversation where he told me, "People know when something is wrong because it feels wrong. I have to remember or be reminded that stealing from someone is wrong. I don’t feel bad if I take something."

Meeting this young boy changed my opinion of a psychopathic personality. Why? Because children with this condition are "emotionally blind." And while I do not excuse cruelty or criminal behavior, I have sympathy and appreciate how hard it is for some people to learn how to act responsibly. Without help, potentially psychopathic children will become adults who never remain attached to anyone or anything for long. They may end up living a "predatory" lifestyle, feeling little or no regret, and having little or no remorse - except when they are caught or about to be locked up. A psychopath is not necessarily a bad person. But they are prone to have problems with society, rules, expectations and relationships.

A psychopath will use people for excitement, entertainment, to build their self-esteem and they invariably value people in terms of their material value (e.g. money, property, comfort, etc..). They can involve and get other people into trouble quickly and they seem to have no regret for their actions. To date there is no checklist of behavior and symptoms that will tell you with certainty whether or not a person is a psychopath. But there are warning signs. The following warning signs are based on my experience but primarily research conducted by Robert Hare, Ph.D - the leading expert on the Psychopathic Personality.

Characteristics of a Psychopath

superficial charm

self-centered & self-important

need for stimulation & prone to boredom

deceptive behavior & lying

conning & manipulative

little remorse or guilt

shallow emotional response

callous with a lack of empathy

living off others or predatory attitude

poor self-control

promiscuous sexual behavior

early behavioral problems

lack of realistic long term goals

impulsive lifestyle

irresponsible behavior

blaming others for their actions

short term relationships

juvenile delinquency

breaking parole or probation

varied criminal activity

The idea that psychopaths eat people is a myth. In reality, a person with a psychopathic personality can lead what appears to be an ordinary life. They can have jobs, get married and they can break the law like anyone else. But their jobs and marriages usually don’t last and their life is usually on the verge of personal chaos. They are almost always in some kind of trouble or they are not far from it.

A psychopath is usually a subtle manipulator. They do this by playing to the emotions of others. They typically have high verbal intelligence, but they lack what is commonly referred to as "emotional intelligence". There is always a shallow quality to the emotional aspect of their stories. In particular they have difficulty describing how they felt, why they felt that way, or how others may feel and why. In many cases you almost have to explain it to them. Close friends and parents will often end up explaining to the psychopath how they feel and how others feel who have been hurt by him or her. They can do this over and over with no significant change in the person's choices and behavior. They don't understand or appreciate the impact that their behavior has on others. They do appreciate what it means when they are caught breaking rules or the law even though they seem to end up in trouble again. They desperately avoid incarceration and loss of freedom but continue to act as if they can get away with breaking the rules. They don't learn from these consequences. They seem to react with feelings and regret when they are caught. But their regret is not so much for other people as it is for the consequences that their behavior has had on them, their freedom, their resources and their so called "friends." They can be very sad for their self. A psychopath is always in it for their self even when it seems like they are caring for and helping others. The definition of their "friends" are people who support the psychopath and protect them from the consequence of their own antisocial behavior. Shallow friendships, low emotional intelligence, using people, antisocial attitudes and failure to learn from the repeated consequences of their choices and actions help identify the psychopath.

Psychopaths with low intelligence or a poor education seem to end up in jail more than ones with a higher education. The lack of emotional insight is the first good sign you may be involved with a psychopath. The second best sign is a history of criminal behavior in which a person does not seem to learn from their experience, but merely thinks about ways to not get caught.

So what happens to these poor kids if they don’t learn right from wrong? Parents with a child like this usually end up angry and frustrated. They will often shield their child from the consequences of their decisions and take the role of continuously trying to educate their child as to right and wrong. The child is always in trouble and doesn’t seem to learn. Their parents may begin to excuse their child's behavior believing their child will eventually "get it." When they don't, many parents resort to punishment. But what these children need is intensive guidance, instruction, training, choices, consequences and supervision. Severe and repeated punishment alone is the worst thing you can do. Letting a child like this run around unsupervised with violent and antisocial children is almost as bad. And child abuse is a sure way to create a social misfit or a monster.

There is a growing discussion among researchers to suggest there may be a genetic influence that creates a psychopathic personality. The psychopath may lack the ability to physically feel what others identify as the physical sensation of guilt. They can feel fear, anger, sadness in the moment but not guilt for what they did or what they are about to do. Some sociologists believe that a sexually promiscuous psychopath who can live off others is a survivor and may represent one of many genes for survival in the human species. Even more surprising has been the observation that many adult psychopaths do not seem to benefit from support, counseling or therapy and may in fact commit crimes again and sooner because of it. Research using brain scanning technology has revealed that the brain of a psychopath functions and processes information differently. One famous brain imaging study showed that psychopaths can remain calm looking photos of dead bodies in automobile accidents where as other people were clearly upset. They don't use their brain they way others do. This suggests that they may be physically different from normal people.

Are you involved with a psychopath? You may not know because they can be very charming and friendly until you get close and disappoint them. Don’t assume anyone is a psychopath based on their behavior alone. It is the pattern of their life and many other factors. Please don’t go around assuming or calling someone a psychopath just because they may have some of the warning signs. Get a professional opinion from a qualified mental health professional if you think you are involved with a psychopath.

For more information on the psychopathic personality and Dr. Hare's book "Without Conscience", see www.Hare.Org

copyright 2001 to 2005, Michael G. Conner"


Subject: WHY WE FOUGHT THE10 YR WAR IN SIERRA LEONE?
From: CREOLE TACTICS MAKE COUNTRY STUPID
To: All
Date Posted: 06:38:33 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host-216-252-183-190.wdb.ses-americom.net at 216.252.183.190

Message:
BECAUSE SOME DUMB ASS COUNTRY CAN JUST OPEN THEIR SNUFF STINKING MOUTHS AND INSULT OTHER TRIBES AND GET AWAY WITH IT, THATS IS WHY. KABS KANU IF YOU ARE THE ONE HITTING MR COLE BELOW THE BELT BE CAREFUL, OTHERWISE SOME BAD BAD MAMA PIMENT CURSES WILL FLOOD YOUR FORUM . I WONDER WHY OTHER CREOLES DID NOT RESPOND TO THAT STUPID EMAIL? STUPID MAN!


Subject: Is it not time phone cards be investigated?
From: Ronaldino
To: All
Date Posted: 02:07:44 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-44-17-83.cable.ubr04.croy.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.44.17.83

Message:
All phone cards do not give the allotted time they say. It seems that 1 minute is 50 seconds. So if it says you have 40 minutes, you actual have 33 minutes.
Because these phone cards are used by 'third worlders' the authorities seem to turn a blind eye! Is there a specific authority to complain to?


Subject: Re: Is it not time phone cards be investigated?
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:18:16 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
READ THE DOGON FINE PRINT...

No one cheats you out of any minutes..
It pains me to have to explain elementary - 101 stuff to grown ass men..

Ronaldino.....

I believe in most cases you where given the choice to choose...
Its either the ROUNDING.. or connection fees or Maintanace fee..

ALL CARDS HAVE THEM.
ALL, PERIOD!!!!
The calling cards business is a cut throat business, measured in pennys and cents.


On my site....

You are given the option of 23 different cards.
Three of which have 1 minute rounding.
Twenty with 3 minutes rounding.

If you makes short calls.
Talk for a minute and then hang up..and count your minutes...
YOU BEST CARD IS a 1 minute rounder.

If you call and chat... and chat... a 3 minute rounder rounder is your best bet.

If you buy a 3 minute rounder. And talk for 1 minute and 5 second.. you are billed 3 minutes.. so you 60 minutes just turned 57.

If you thing phone cards are expensive at 9 cents a minute VS 4 dollars a minute you need your SKULL examined..

TRY CALLING FROM YOUR LAND LINE.. 4 dollars a minute..
I got slammed ($32) dollars for a (8) minute call i mistakenly made from my home phone.

With $32 dollars on my calling cards...YOU could have talked 3 days...

Assuming you sleep, eat, shit, en have a job in between.

And yes.... LAND LINES ALSO HAVE ROUNDING.


Now if thats settled.. i am glad i was of service...
And please USE OUR CARDS..
ITS A SALONE OWNED BUSINESS.
AND YOU CAN REACH ME ANYDAY..
AND YOU ARE NOT GIVING THE OTHER GUYS YOU MONEY.
THIS MONEY.. HOW EVER LITTLE will find its way into salone's economy..
I just sent $500 for my mum this morning..
USING A SALONE REMITTANCE COMPANY.

WWW.ACESSPOINTCASH.com

Owned by my salone sister. Leah Mansaray.

I know its personal stuff..but just want to give you my heart and have you know how i operate..

THATS 500 of calling cards money in the salone economy.

And WESTERNUNION DID NOT GET A CENT.

My email is
2footleppet@gmail.com
admin@callingcards.com


I know you willfully tried to irked me this morning.. and i am home whole day.. ready to answer your queries...LINE BY GOD DARN LINE.

Next time, before you put a pin in my balloon with your ignorance..

Ask, or research...
Here let me help you...

GOOGLE.com?i feel cheated by my phone cards.

SALONEMAN, we are different breed indeed...

FOR THOSE WHO KNOW HOW TO USE CALLING CARDS..
AND FEEL LIKE CALLING MUMMY, GRANDMA, DAD..

www.callingcardsforafrica.com
www.callsalone.com
www.callfreetown.com
www.callmonrovia.com
www.callabuja.com

SHOULD I KEEP ON?

We have Africa covered.
We can't be beat..
REBTEL my foot.


Subject: Re: Is it not time phone cards be investigated?
From: Phone Cards
To: All
Date Posted: 10:33:25 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h12.79.29.71.ip.alltel.net at 71.29.79.12

Message:
Thanks for clarifying how the phone cards work.

The thing that gets me is that, before, when using a phone and you make a call and no one answers (not talking about an answering machine) you do not get charged. Lately when using any type of phone card, whether someone answers or not, you still get charged.

Not to mention that I have lost several $$$ like that on a single card, without talking to a single Soul on that card. The card company made its money but I get the shaft.


Subject: Re: Is it not time phone cards be investigated?
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 11:14:35 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
Was it one of my cards..?

Even if it was not..

Let me spent a few minutes explaining our collective pain...

A few weeks ago, a ship dropped its anchors off the Arabian peninsular.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,327588,00.html
http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/01/31/Cut-cable-disrupts-Internet-in-Middle-East_1.html

Ripping up valuable underwater cables that transmit both voice and data from the indian sub continent to middle east and on to africa..

Most of the routers for Africa are located in or transverse the middle east.. and North Africa..

When this happened.. there was a mad rush for re-allocat1on.. re-routing..

Salone.. as always been on the bottom of the totem pole got shafted..

People bought my cards and encoutered the same problem you encoutered.. most of them called me complaining..
I spent 3 solid evenings after my day time job (i try not to mix mattes, and think its morally wrong to do my private business on company time).. to sort the issue out with connections to salone.

I bought cards just like you and tried connection and got the same no conection.. minutes deduction problem..

I tried the same card..to Nigeria.. works fine.. to guinea.. worked fine..

I switched card... and bought another card by another provider. Worked..

So i waited a few days and used my other card again.. works fine..

I called a few of my customers and told them to try the old cards.. THEY TRIED AND IT WORKED.

So our connection issue has been resolved..
If you are not getting service with your other provider..
Switch to us...We offer excellent rates.

Great Sunday to you.


Subject: Re: Is it not time phone cards be investigated?
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:33:52 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-187-207-114.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.187.207.114

Message:
You are right, it is in the fine print and the land phones have rounded to the nearest minute for years.You just do not notice it immediately as the phone card.


Subject: Re: Is it not time phone cards be investigated?
From: O'toole
To: All
Date Posted: 05:41:48 02/24/08 ()
Email Address: otoolekargbo@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-65-186-220-54.insight.res.rr.com at 65.186.220.54

Message:
Mr. Ronaidino you are right its seams that its better for us to go back to the phone line again. I stop useing phone cards a long time ago since the time i got my lingo line which runs from an internet conniction. It tells you the price you pay per mins. before you call to sa/leone before you you call and are even got more mins and the connectio is exxl.


Subject: Re: Is it not time phone cards be investigated?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 06:50:41 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I use Rebtel and I am satisfied with the connection. You get what you pay for. Check it out www.rebtel.com tell them aiscandari@aol.com sent you


Subject: HOW TO SUPPORT A SALONE BUSINESS.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 10:13:00 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
Oh and before i forget..

I advertize on COCORIOKO...

Kabs kanu has some of my money in his pocket...

Thats helping a salone business in my own books...
No fronting, no doublespeak.. no ambulance chasing..

Shioooooooooooooorrrrrrrrr



Subject: Re: HOW TO SUPPORT A SALONE BUSINESS.
From: Businessman
To: All
Date Posted: 11:19:26 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
You sure are one lousy businessman. I will not be surprised if your cards do not sell because you don't know how to address others. You are rude.


Subject: Re: HOW TO SUPPORT A SALONE BUSINESS.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 11:29:22 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
No comments..

*********** disclaimer of no comment ***********
Because my answer.. even one warranting putting you in your place for NOT BEEN SURPRISE that i do not do well.
Whatever that means and what evevr your wishes would be..

Would again be termed rude.. and then this will be one of those twilight zone episodes or a lesson in catch 22's..

Anyways, let me hold my anger at you..

And wish you God go with you my brother..


Subject: Re: HOW TO SUPPORT A SALONE BUSINESS.
From: rail
To: All
Date Posted: 11:15:03 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.148.50.207

Message:
live on


Subject: Re: HOW TO SUPPORT A SALONE BUSINESS.
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 10:42:33 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
And you, in particular, are enjoying what others are not getting. Your business is advertised not only on the newspaper but the forum. Nobody else enjoys that privilege , so if your money is in my pocket, you are getting more advertising space than you are paying for.No big deal, brother , and no need drawing me into this .


Subject: Re: HOW TO SUPPORT A SALONE BUSINESS.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 10:59:04 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
Bra, i did not draw you into anything..
I stated a fact... non-equivocal one for that matter..

You decided to be drawn into it...
This nah bote ba...?

And yeah..i am getting a lot of advertizing space..
But it is in our agreement..you AGREED to those terms before you took my money, so dont you come here acting like you are my sugardaddy and me a FBC student..
And i am one of the pioneers in cocorioko adverising.
I took a risk, cause you have no proven record of click thru rates and conversion or traffic...

I do my own share around here... without pay...
I participate.
I bring valued information to the table.
I help with direction.
I give advice.
I help keep our democracy solid by helping keep APC on its toes..

And yes.. i offer some of the cheapest and most convenient means of communication to SALONE.. period...

With me en you, it is not a favor.. it is a contract..
And i am still waiting for my receipt.. tax time looms..


Subject: Re: HOW TO SUPPORT A SALONE BUSINESS.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 11:35:44 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
I WILL STOP RESPONDING TO THIS THREAD UNLESS ITS A BUSINESS QUESTION.

Cause i am sooooooooooo angry right now that i might come off unprofessional..

I like a cordial business atmosphere and have tried to build that rapor around here..
But you fellas are getting on my reserved nerve..
I am not the turning the other cheek kind on most days..

If anyone has a callingcardsforafrica question.. i will answer privately if you email me directly.

2footleppet@gmail.com


Subject: Re: HOW TO SUPPORT A SALONE BUSINESS.
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 11:10:00 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
CANDID OPINION,
I am not after your money .I have other unexplored sources of getting money for COCORIOKO .The very paper can sell and pay its own bills if we can get it into print. You are talking like your money is sustaining us. It is not.

Secondly, I love to do business with people who respect me. I find your attitude most disrespectful and unacceptable.

In future, if you have any business matters to discuss with me, have the courtesy to address me through my mailbox and not through this public forum. I don't think the readers were party to this transaction to advertise for you.

If you don't show any respect for me or business courtesy, we will not advertise for you again.

I am somebody with a very big heart, incase you do not know.


Subject: Re: HOW TO SUPPORT A SALONE BUSINESS.
From: Tell him
To: All
Date Posted: 11:25:45 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.148.202.237

Message:
He does not know that as long as APC is in power, you have many
ways to raise cash


Subject: Re: HOW TO SUPPORT A SALONE BUSINESS.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 11:24:45 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:

I think i am willfully been targeted here for reasons i do not understand.. and i think an apology is warranted.

YOU BROUGHT THE ISSUE TO THE FORUM not me..
If you wanted to use private mail box.. it was and IS on you. You have my email..

Nowhere did i say you depend on my money.. or you will go broke without my own kobo..

My money might not be sustaining you.. but it could..
30-40 of MY KIND can make you a happy man..
Its a numbers game..i know.. i live it..

And i find your attitude disrespectful as well..and do business with respect.. and as your customer i dont think i am getting any from you..

About advertizing for me in the future..
All i can say is ah bayge duya bra..
Noto disrespect.. just can sit here and take abuse from people without giving as good as i get.. regardless if you wear a white collar or wear a wig to courts..

A LOW BLOW IS A LOW BLOW...regardless if its froms family.. i will hit right back..

Big heart.. ???
You should talk to your doctor.. it might put you at risk for cardiovascular problems..


Subject: Re: HOW TO SUPPORT A SALONE BUSINESS.
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 11:42:07 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Candid Opinion,

I have told you what I feel. Nobody targetted you. Somebody asked a simple question to which you overreacted. You should have simply said that your card was different and that people who try it will find out. You did not have to become very defensive to the point of drawing in my name and stating that your money is in my pockets. If your cards are good, just say that they are.That is a business technique.You only dwell on the positives.

You know all the other extraneous things we discussed that I was supposed to have done to give an added boost to your business .This will show you that my intention is to help, even beyond our transaction. Given such a scenerio, I think you should have addressed me through my e-mail . You should not have even drawn me in because that was absolutely not necessary.

One way you know a good business person--E nor geh wamm -heart.You heart too wamm. Try diplomacy and courtesy for a change, brother.


Subject: Re: HOW TO SUPPORT A SALONE BUSINESS.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 12:20:11 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
I will extend my hand out and say i might have over reacted..

I will tell you to your face Kabs.. Me nah you baba..
Young man for you..
But i will also tell you that i will only show respect when i am shown some..

This post.. the words.. shows respect for me.. it shows advice.. it shows age and maturity as in fine wine..

And my response will be equal..

I thank you for your advice and i take your advice fullheartedly..


-----------------------------------------------
Reason me heart wam is because i woke up..with enthusiasm.. got a cup of Ethopian coffee (African grown) and ran to the study to come read the thoughts and aspirasions of my fellow Sierra Leoneans since i left for bed last night..

Imagine my disgust at been slammed by Ronaldino and been seconded by Dr iscandari..2 seasoned respected community members..
I felt really really bad.. serious..

Eveyone here by now knows i sell cards..
Everyone here knows that i means a lot to me A LOT when my people join together to make it happen..

If Ronaldino had a question and NOT A DECLARARION to make about calling cards..he could have easily asked his brother.

If Lawyer Iscandari knew he was not going to use my cards, he should not have paid me lip service.

And I have asked a lot of my countrymen here for endorsement.. to help me make the business successful..
So far.. it has only been a certain Mr Fen Plaba (Bra what ever your real name, i hope we meet one fine sunny day) and Bra Banx. I thank both of them..

Imagine your dentist telling you to use Colgate..when he knows you are the CEO of Crest.

I have been in the online business a while, this is not my first online endeavor..

I know how endorsements works..
And i know when people say.. support our advertisers.. so supporting me supports cocorioko. So this trickles..
And it affects you too..

And my comment about me been an advertiser in cocorioko was without malice.. i was jsut expressing that i support my salone peoples business.. thats all.. Nothing else..
If you looked, i even change the subject from the original to emphasize my point.

I think where i become abrasive a bit and misinterpreted is my style of writing.. I am a darn humble person..even to faulty levels.. But i do not like been bitchslapped..

If at all i offended you.. i am whole heartedly sorry..
Same goes to everyone..


Subject: Re: HOW TO SUPPORT A SALONE BUSINESS.
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 15:17:49 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Candido, Salone's own Tokyo Sexwale.
Let the business boom.
Let it rain Dineiro.
We need fewer government bureaucrats...
And more businessmen.
All the best.


Subject: Re: HOW TO SUPPORT A SALONE BUSINESS.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 15:26:26 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
Bra if noto you support around here.. i think plenty man feel say me nah lek dem bra befoe globe or odeon.

Ma winny.. ma lossi..
Take this you win..take this you loss..

Mine is a legit business, started and run by a PROUD Sierra Leonean..

I hope my friends, countrymen, compatriots will acknowledge and participate... and lets all make this a collective and progressive business..

As me granny (bless her heart, she passed only 3 weeks ago.. on the 9th).

If hose nor sell you, trit nogo buy you...
This is a classical case of that lil parable.

I duff my shokoto off to you bra.
Nuff respect.


Subject: Re: Is it not time phone cards be investigated?
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 10:06:42 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:
Mr. Iscandari..

I find your comments hypocritical..

It was only a few days ago.. on this forum (if someone knows how to search the archives please post link.) that i asked if you have tried our cards..

Your answer if i remember right was..

"Send me the link, I am always willing to support a salone business".

LAST TIME I CHECKED.. REBTEL does not even have a black man in thier staff.. let alone been a salonemans company..

I even emailed you 2-3 days ago.. and did not get a reply back.. and i thought we are all comrades.. if not by country.. then by association.. and by cyber konomanship here on cocorioko..

Now.. let me give you rebtels rates and skypes rates and OUR RATES....so you can make a SENSIBLE informed decision...


****************REBTEL*****************
http://www.rebtel.com/en/Rates/Rates/
Search: FROM - USA, To - Sierra Leone.

Landline Mobile
USD 0.132 | USD 0.279


If its skype..?
****************SKYPE*****************
http://www.skype.com/prices/callrates/#listing-S

USD 0.299 | USD 0.344

Vs OUR RATES.
************* www.callingcardsforafrica.com ************
Landline Mobile
USD 0.9 | USD 0.13

Thats 2 to 1 to Rebtel.. and almost 3 to 1 on Skype.


If you feel cheated....or feell like you have a hole in your pocket...

We are not proud.. prodigal son or not..
Your dollar is good..
AND YES............YOU WILL BE HELPING A SALONE BUSINESS..
5 years, who knows.. we could be competing with Celtel.
Thats our DREAM and goal anyways...

We plan to be a player in the salone cellular market.. but it won't happen by been Judased by our own brethren..

Imagine my dissapointment this morning reading this stupid thread...


Subject: Re: Is it not time phone cards be investigated?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 02:24:18 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Mr Candid Opinion,
I have ben using Rebtel for thepast year and thats after trying cards like the ones you sell which claim to give you all these minutes to siera leone only to find out that you are being cheated with hidden fees and costs like connection costs, which are not disclosed, like the fact that at the start of the conversation you are told that you have 56 minutes and by the time you talk for 10 minutes you are told that you have one minute remaining.

In case you do not know, I do make quite a few calls to sierra leone and other places in the world and what I need is to have a reliable service that doesnt cheat me on my time. That is not in any way an indictment of you as a person or the cards that you sell, its just a matter of fact regarding my experience with these kinds of cards. When I went into your web site and realised that it was the same type of cards that I had had experience with I just didnt try them.

"Judased"? In what way have I betrayed you my friend? By not buying your cards? Dont I have a right to chose who I spend my money with? Should I patronise a siera leonean business even if I was not getting any satisfaction from patronizing them? Rebtel allows me to make calls to "Rebtel countries" and in turn allows those people to call me at any time with a free number, do you cards do that?

Here is my calling cardplus account so that you realise that I have been with this entity long beofre you came on board and I have tried them and I am DISAPPOINTED

Your Most Recent Cards:

Order Date Card Name Card Info
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Last Recharge: 9/26/07
To ReCharge Click Here
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Toll Free # : 1-800-369-5046 (Extra 1.2¢/Min)
Customer Service # : 1-800-930-9916
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6/7/07 Blanco $40
Pin: 611-719-6270

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Toll Free # : 1-800-370-1273 (Extra 1.2¢/Min)
Customer Service # : 1-800-930-9916
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View Call Details



6/7/07 TelePlus Platinum (Gift)
Pin: 785-140-6149

To ReCharge Click Here
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Toll Free # : 1-800-584-4828 (Extra 1.5¢/Min)
Customer Service # : 1-800-930-9916
Setup Pinless Dialing Setup Speed Dial
View Call Details



Subject: Re: Is it not time phone cards be investigated?
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:04:05 02/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Bra....

I apologised yesterday..
I am only reading this now..Monday.. 10AM..

I overreacted..terribly..

Like you say.. its up to you where you spend your money..

I am really really sorry for the way i responded..
I do hope you will see to lets leave it as dirty water under the bridge.. and lets move on..

If there is any question i can answer on how to make your "Talking to salone and the rest of the world" life nore comfortable..

Please reach out to a brother..

Cheers bra..


Subject: Re: Is it not time phone cards be investigated?
From: Ronaldino
To: All
Date Posted: 08:03:34 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-44-17-83.cable.ubr04.croy.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.44.17.83

Message:
Mr. Iscandari, is there not some trade descr1ption law being breeched? saying 40 mins but delivering 33mins?


Subject: Re: Is it not time phone cards be investigated?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 09:28:53 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
My law partner has sued some of these companies in class actions before and maybe you need tocontact me with soem info and he will be glad to go after them. aiscandari@aol.com.

Get some info from the card and contact me with that


Subject: The World's Billionaires
From: Sa Leonean Billionaire
To: All
Date Posted: 21:46:12 02/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h12.79.29.71.ip.alltel.net at 71.29.79.12

Message:
The World's Billionaires
#664 Oprah Winfrey
03.08.07, 6:00 PM ET



Age: 53

Fortune: self made

Source: television

Net Worth: $1.5 bil

Country Of Citizenship: United States

Residence: Chicago, Illinois , United States, North America

Industry: Media/Entertainment

Marital Status: single,

Education: Tennessee State University, Bachelor of Arts / Science

As she embarks on her third decade ruling daytime television, Oprah is still finding other worlds to conquer: on Broadway (The Color Purple), on radio (her new network, Oprah & Friends, debuted last year on XM Radio). Born in rural Mississippi, became TV newscaster in Nashville, Baltimore. Joined Chicago TV station, turned third-rated morning show into nation's No. 1 talk show. The Oprah Winfrey Show launched nationally 1986; currently airs in 127 countries, drawing 48 million viewers a week. Owns property in Chicago, Hawaii, Santa Barbara, Calif. Gives to needy women, children via Oprah's Angel Network and the Oprah Winfrey Foundation. Opened $40 million Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in January.


Subject: Re: The World's Billionaires
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 23:12:45 02/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-182c806a.dyn.optonline.net at 24.44.128.106

Message:
For every billionaire, there is a potential billionaire!


Subject: Re: The World's Billionaires
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 00:54:34 02/24/08 ()
Email Address: bai_burehuk@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: c83-248-87-19.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.87.19

Message:
U nar bad boy.Lol.
Dis nar Fen Plaba way e bin small.


Subject: Re: The World's Billionaires
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:17:30 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-187-207-114.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.187.207.114

Message:
Bai bureh, Opera nar southeasterner


Subject: Re: The World's Billionaires
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 10:33:22 02/24/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-87-19.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.87.19

Message:
Gimme proof so dat are go believe.


Subject: Re: The World's Billionaires
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:19:49 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip68-100-48-137.dc.dc.cox.net at 68.100.48.137

Message:

No.. she is from the SOuth...and where the east meets south..just on that line...
Where its neither south, nor east...


Subject: Re: The World's Billionaires
From: kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:37:32 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-187-207-114.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.187.207.114

Message:
the liberians aso claim her. May be she will visit Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: The World's Billionaires
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 09:02:22 02/26/08 ()
Email Address: joelahai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 78.138.1.18

Message:
DON'T WANT HER HERE; SHE WENT AND ESTABLISHED THAT ZILLION DOLLAR SCHOOL FOR LEARDERSHIP IN SOUTH AFRICA, INSTEAD OF IN KAMABAI OR ROGBANE


Subject: Re: The World's Billionaires
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:54:53 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-151-194.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.151.194

Message:
No wonder.


Subject: Re: The World's Billionaires
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 00:38:32 02/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
"Steal a little and they throw you in jail, steal a lot and they make you King"


Subject: What!
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 19:10:29 02/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-151-194.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.151.194

Message:
What!
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2007/10/07billionaires_The-Worlds-Billionaires_Rank_34.html
What!
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2007/10/07billionaires_The-Worlds-Billionaires_Rank_30.html


Subject: A new direction?
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 18:34:40 02/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-151-194.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.151.194

Message:
We learn from each other, do we?
I specifically like the gallery section.


Subject: Tavis Smiley "State of the Black Union" - Afternoon Session
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 18:32:42 02/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-151-194.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.151.194

Message:
Did any African, Sierra Leonean in particular, attend "State of the Black Union?" What contributions have Sirra Leoneans made towards the Black struggle in America?
No insults please just explain if you know of any.


Subject: Thank God for our sweet Sierra Leone
From: SOGBUI
To: All
Date Posted: 16:00:28 02/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Saudi men arrested for 'flirting'

Prosecutors in Saudi Arabia have begun investigating 57 young men who were arrested on Thursday for flirting with girls at shopping centres in Mecca.
The men are accused of wearing indecent clothes, playing loud music and dancing in order to attract the attention of girls, the Saudi Gazette reported.

They were arrested following a request of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

The mutaween enforce Saudi Arabia's conservative brand of Islam, Wahhabism.

Earlier in the month, the authorities enforced a ban on the sale of red roses and other symbols used in many countries to mark Valentine's Day.

The ban is partly because of the connection with a "pagan Christian holiday", and also because the festival itself is seen as encouraging relations between the sexes outside marriage, punishable by law in the kingdom.

The Prosecution and Investigation Commission said it had received reports of such "bad" behaviour by 57 young men at a number of shopping centres in the holy city of Mecca, the Saudi Gazette said.

The guardians of some of the men defended their actions, however, saying they would regularly get together at the weekend to have fun without ever violating laws governing the segregation of the sexes, it added.


Subject: Moving sierra leone forward( stop it .BRA ENVIABLE)
From: foday mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 14:18:52 02/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-172-251-180.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.251.180

Message:
We thank all those who have supported us and still believe in our mission. To promote democracy, civil governance and to enhance long term growth and prosperity for all sierra leoneans.
In our mission to keep Sierra Leone moving forward, we may be differing in our opinion and approach but our goal must be the same. To protect and preserve the future with our actions today for generation yet unborn.
I am again cautioning all my brothers to be patience. You cannot built a sky-scraper from up down. Someone has to do the fundamental (dirty Jobs). AS God will have it, we have a leader who is young, eager and determined to build a foundation for generations yet unborn. In all of his speeches, he has said 36 months, he will be able to turn Sierra Leone around.
By all indications, he has demonstrated the leadersh