LMAO. Pah Suku, you just made me lose my appetite for breakfast this morning man. I don't think I'll eat anything today as a matter of fact. Wow. What a shame, but its the God's Honest Truth!
And thanks to Aninquiringmind for showing me some love on my post about asbestos. Could this be a sign of a new found friendship between two CE majors? Your post on Lead was very enlightening as well my sister. Kudos to Aninquiringmind. And I cannot forget about Pah Suku, your post was especially enlightening, most unappetizing, but enlightening nevertheless.
We do need to take this issue to our new Leaders. Too often has Big Corporations and Western Governments taken advantage of West Africa and Africa as a whole. From the big Asbestos Company's (Johns-Mansville), The paint company's they are going after now like Glidden whose products contain lead and causing deaths, to the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Companies whose use of products emit CFC's (chloro-fluoro-carbons) that damage the ozone layer. These Air Conditioners were banned by Western Nations but continue to be sold to African Nations. Even the garbage they pay us to store on our waters and landfills. Enough is enough.
Well those with the knowledge need to speak up, young or old. I'm willing to write some letters. How about you guys?
Oh, and this is a perfect time to write letters. Let these Presidential Hopefuls hear our voice loud and clear on these issues of the Environment. If they want our Vote, they need to tell us what they plan to do on these issues.
Vai, I am more than ready to start writing. The process of human sensitization is way overdue. Our people need to understand that there are too many subtle killers out there, claiming more lives per annum than the average civil war.
Here’s another silent serial killer in our nation - our road network. Although, I don't have recent Liberian statistics as yet, I considered the roads in the US and their fatality rates (about 45,000 persons per annum). I can only imagine. Liberia has no shoulders, no warning signs, no adequate lighting, no roadside clearance, no posted speed limits and anybody can get a driver’s license with the right amount of $$$.... go figure.
Here’s a typical scenario on Tubman Blvd. A vehicle screeches and someone screams, "if dah man kill it, if dah woman leave it?" I also recall people crashing daily due to improper geometric design and dying due to an inadequate health system.
Remember the joke, JFK – just for killing? I thought it was a pretty cruel thing to say, but then again…I really think the “Catholic Hospital junction” should be renamed “the intersection of death”. Man, people get into these fatal accidents and the ones who survive, get killed in the hospital for lack of supplies - Just plain depressing.
Ooooh, it really kills me. Let me quit here. In a nutshell, Vai, give me and address, and a topic and I'll get to typing. (PS. Transportation’s my thing)
Yo, I was just reading your message thinkin, she must be a Transportation Engineer and sure enough. I see you. I took the construction management route myself.
I remember that joke on JFK too. We are sooo far behind man its no laughing matter though. As far as an address, to write too, one place we can start is the Campaign managers for each of the Presidential Candidates, most of whom have websites. The next place I would look to would be the Embassy in NY and DC. I'm sure our voices can get heard if we start there. It would be nice if I can get the Interim President now, Mr. Bryant, to read a few letters from me. Afterall, he and my dad were classmates.
Well I'll do some research and get back to you on this.
Anything (heavy breathing)....that you guys need (more breathing)....let Jack know.......wow.....I just got thru that fight with that Marine fellow SkinnyPost put on my ass.......
LOL. yea that one was a bit of a battle, but I had faith in you Mad Jack.
I'm looking up some info for these candidates and will post a message sometime this morning with their contact info or websites to get the info. The more letters we send the better. We should be united on our message though so, so far the topics we have to write about are:
2. lead paint
3. CFC's caused by use of old air conditioning and refrigeration units
4. sanitation - sewer treatment plants, proper drainage structures
5. inferior roadways/highways and transportation devices (traffic lights, signage, striping, maintenance)
6. acceptance of garbage from other nations
What else can we add to this list, besides the normal issues: healthcare, poverty, war, food, jobs, security, etc. Let's think outside the box, hit them with things they haven't thought of or are not on their agenda.
I was told the City is a waste dump...I said maybe I should get a couple of gabage trucks and head down there and start running one of those Mafia sanitation companys...someone said "who's gonna pay you to pick you dirt in Monrovia" I thoght of it and burst out laughing.
Put gabage disposal on that list.
Great Minds think alike son. I've talked about that many times with my fam. We need some damn Garbage Trucks son LOL. Simple things like that we don't even have man. Why are we so backwards? Maybe that should be the subject of the letter, lol, Why are we so backwards Mrs Sirleaf, or Mr. Brumskine, or Mr. Sherman, Mr. Tubman?
Yup, you got that one, Garbage Disposal will be #7 on the list.
Ps: becareful what you ask for, you might just get a lil mafia crew taking control of the garbage routes kid. LOL That's all we need.