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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [Duffy] [ In reply to ]
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Thinking about going there.

Why?









"People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world."
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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [Duffy] [ In reply to ]
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That's what happens without gun regulations...

You're such a Trump ball washer! - Duffy - Feb 8, 17 13:18
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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [Duffy] [ In reply to ]
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It's a big planet. Not sure if Liberia really cries out to be visited.








"People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world."
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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [Duffy] [ In reply to ]
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To the US Embassy.

Not as bad as it was, but not on the list of places worth a visit.

Suffer Well.
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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [Duffy] [ In reply to ]
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Duffy wrote:
Thinking about going there. Is it as bad as everyone says?

Am I going to run across these people?....


With exception to the RPG, this looks like Chicago the last time I was there. Is it still safe?
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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [Duffy] [ In reply to ]
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If you go wear a George Weah soccer jersey from his days at AC Milan. Instant street cred.
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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [Duffy] [ In reply to ]
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have friend who used to fly in and around the west coast of africa. he quit that gig. he said if his plane ever went down, and he survived the crash, if the animals didn't eat him the people would probably kill him. these are the types he was referencing i'm guessing.

sierra leone is much safer.
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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [Duffy] [ In reply to ]
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That picture is telling. High belief in magic and that ordinary objects would make fighters bullet proof. Wedding dress, as pictured, or as I observed orange life jackets.

Suffer Well.
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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [Duffy] [ In reply to ]
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Duffy wrote:
Thinking about going there. Is it as bad as everyone says?

Am I going to run across these people?....


If you do go, please take Forgie with you. He'll have an easier time getting in there than he will back into the LR. And if he can't get in, maybe he'll ask you to ask the embassy for a visa.
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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [jmh] [ In reply to ]
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jmh wrote:
That picture is telling. High belief in magic and that ordinary objects would make fighters bullet proof. Wedding dress, as pictured, or as I observed orange life jackets.

It is sad that that life is probably the only one they know. Some of those guys are probably my son's age and they're killing and being killed.
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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [Duffy] [ In reply to ]
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Is the surf there that good?
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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [Duffy] [ In reply to ]
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Watch Lord of War. The Nick Cage film.

Not on the viewing list of the Liberian Tourist Board.
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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [Duffy] [ In reply to ]
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i live in sierra leone and visited liberia late last year. liberia is very poor, infrastructure is shaky, and health is awful. the location on the coast is beautiful, and the people are quite friendly; ties to america are strong and english is widely spoken.

the civil war ended 15 years ago, so no, you won't "run across those people." a little under a million people were killed, and the use of child soldiers (most of them kidnapped and fed narcotics) was extensive on both sides. you still encounter quite a lot of people who were disfigured by war crimes.

all of this would've been pretty easy to google, but it still makes a nice opportunity for you to post a funny picture. well done!

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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [Duffy] [ In reply to ]
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Vice News did a story on Liberia. It's on youtube and worth watching.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRuSS0iiFyo
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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [BCtriguy1] [ In reply to ]
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BCtriguy1 wrote:
Is the surf there that good?

I have no idea what you're talking about...

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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [svennn] [ In reply to ]
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svennn wrote:
Vice News did a story on Liberia. It's on youtube and worth watching.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRuSS0iiFyo

Wow!

Watching that one thing comes to mind- fubar!
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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [Duffy] [ In reply to ]
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Duffy wrote:
Thinking about going there. Is it as bad as everyone says?

Am I going to run across these people?....


Send the Forge over. He'll take care of them.
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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [Duffy] [ In reply to ]
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If you want crazy pictures I can help you out. But they are the kind of pictures you never forget.

In my first stint as a lawyer in the mid-90's I had a couple Liberian clients, brother and sister and woman's son. He had been conscripted by Charles Taylor to do IT style work. After being left for dead he did some sabotage and got the hell out of Dodge. She was still there. Taylor's guys coming after her, etc. In support of her asylum claim I did a ton of research. The Saw and Hostel movies won't even show this kind of stuff.

Civil war started in the late 80's. In '98 Monrovia hadn't had water or electricity for around 10 years. Taylor lost an election in '96 if I recall, promptly invaded the capital. Remarkably he won the next election, since you know, he was going to blow the place up if he didn't win. When my clients were trying to get asylum Clinton, for some reason, was trying to normalize relations and the asylum was going nowhere. It was sickening. Of course a few years later Taylor goes to the Hague for war crimes but that didn't help my client.

This case is what pushed me out of immigration law. They were amazingly nice people and the kid was the nicest cutest 5 year old you can imagine. And solely due to politics there was nothing I could do for them. I've never really tried to find out what happened to them. If it was something bad I'm not sure how I would react.

After the civil war ended things got better but 15 - 20 years of civil war leaves a place pretty fucked. And the world really doesn't give a shit about western Africa so not much help has been extended their way.

We are so fucked.
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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [Duffy] [ In reply to ]
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So long as you wear your Chuck Taylors, you should be fine.
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Re: Anyone been to Liberia? [Duffy] [ In reply to ]
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Duffy wrote:
BCtriguy1 wrote:
Is the surf there that good?

I have no idea what you're talking about...

Well you sure as hell wouldn't be going for the Mexican food...
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