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Kenneth Y Best Recipe For Redeeming Liberia, Daily Observer Online

The Editor, Why does “KYB’s (Kenneth Y. Best) Recipe for Redeeming Liberia” deprives Liberians of the main ingredient (private property rights) to prosper? Yes, private property right–the right of an owner to rent (lease), sell or give away his or her private property to anyone for FREE, gives us the power to prosper! If you don’t believe what I just said, go down Waterside and see for yourself:  You will see market women, lawmakers, and yannah boys exercising their private property rights to prosper! You see Rep. Forh accepting “cold…

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Rejoinder: From Paris to China: New Envoy Commits to Strengthening Ties Goes to Beijing With Tainted Records and Disputed Academic Credentials.

Patrick Tokpa Johnson The global image of Liberia has been severely damaged by actions of the former president Charles Taylor regime occasioned by the 14-years of war. But the election of President Johnson-Sirleaf in 2005 has helped to rebuild our country’s image abroad, the people of Liberia today enjoyed almost worldwide empathy and support that allow them to present their passports at various ports without much problems but if we are not very careful about the characters of individuals appointed as Ambassadors to countries which Liberia maintains mutual interests, our…

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AFL WIDOWS STRIP AT CAPITOL TO DEMAND BENEFITS

The Editor, They can demonstrate all they want, but I have no pity for these AFL Widows! Why? Because back in 2009/10, this was the same grievance group (AFL Widows) that was given a series of “benefit payments” by the Ministry of National Defense, but now some of them are broke and claiming the President promised to “address their plight if she is elected for the second term” Ok, fine…But instead of stripping at the capitol, why can’t they go to the person (President) who promised to “address their plight”…

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Dr. Mill Jones Must Be Held Accountable!

  The Editor, Will lawmakers ever hold Dr. J. Mills Jones (Central Bank Governor) accountable for debasing our national currency and economy? Hey, if you don’t believe Dr. Jones is debasing our currency, just look at the historical chart of the Liberian Dollar! From 2002 to 2013, the Liberian Dollar averaged L$74 to 1 US$ — but in 2014, it spiked to L$90 to 1 US$! Why? Because in 2013/14, Governor Joseph Jones started printing money recklessly to lend to Liberians, who in return are now chasing the almighty US…

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In Monrovia Night, Commercial Drivers Hike Transport Fares

Mr Editor, Why is the Ministry of Transportation throwing a temper tantrum over commercial drivers raising fares? Don’t these commercial drivers have private property RIGHTS over their properties (buses, taxis, trucks)?? Of course they do! (Re “In Monrovia Night, Commercial Drivers Hike Transport Fares”, Daily Observer Online) But in the aforementioned article, the Ministry of Transportation issued a stern warning to commercial drivers (private property owners)  against hiking the fares for use of their PRIVATE property (taxis, buses, etc) Really, Mr. Minister of Transportation (Tornorlah Varpilah)? Really?? Zankpah die, kpelle man (Varpilah) na…

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Test Rep. Acarus Gray First

Mr. Editor, If you make random drug testing on public servants mandatory, Rep. Gray will fail that test!.. (Re “Test Gray First” Daily Observer Online) Look, when Rep. Gray gets high, he does all kinds of crazy things! 1) Have you forgotten how Gray and his goons threw stones at the police; threw stones at 3 year old children in J.J. Roberts School; and blocked productive citizens from work during their (CDC) so called “peace march” on March 25, 2011? 2) Have you forgotten how Gray dressed up in a…

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South Africa’s ‘miracle transition’ has not put an end to white privilege

      Assad Essa An Afrikaner group claims white people are victims of discrimination,but black people continue to bear the brunt of inequality   In his final address to the African National Congress (ANC) in 1997, Nelson Mandela stunned the western world by attacking white privilege – that enduring postcolonial swear word that lays bare the legacy of white entitlement. It was surprising to many observers, ordinarily accustomed to an affable, reconciliatory Mandela who appeared intent on banishing race-based politics to the past. But the former South African president was direct…

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