The Western propaganda

Dear Editor, Re: The Korean monster from the north The western propaganda by the corporate media to hide the real imperialistic nature of corporate America behind their puppetry corrupt and weak-to-greed politicians seemed to have washed the mindset of the ignorant from one end of the globe to the Pacific.

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Govt. always does the opposite

Dear Editor, Thank you for the editorial Mr. Editor. I refer to the part which says: “This is especially critical for a government that sings about transparency, accountability and good governance at every opportunity it gets.”

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A waste of money

Dear Editor, Re: Rugby Union struggles with $1million debt That is a stupid idea, you can’t sell out games and build a 20k seating? People are not wasting money to go watch a boring game.

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What is P.M. Tuilaepa up to?

Dear Editor, Re: H.R.P.P rift emerges The word around the makeki is that Stui is staying away deliberately to find out who the wannabe’s are in H.R.P.P.

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They should be held accountable

Dear Editor I read with sadness your story about the $4.2million building at Tuanaimato. These clowns love to waste money as if it grows on trees.

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Samoa and our Christianity state

Greetings to you dear brethren once again and to our dear Editor, Following on from my last letter (The 100th anniversary of the visitation by the Immaculate Conception –Samoa Observer (SO) issue 19 September 2017) where I posed various concerns and am fairly interested to learn of a response from Elder Meliula Fata [Area 70] in due course otherwise.

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Why countries remain poor

Dear Editor, Why are poor countries poor? In his book ` The Undercover Economist, published by Little, Brown in 2006 (reprinted four times in 2006) Hbk ISBN 0 316 732931; C format ISBN 0 316 731 161, Tim Harford explains why the ordinary people in poor countries are trapped in poverty.

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Timely reminder

Dear Editor, Re: “At the end of day, S.L.C. paid $490,000 for an expensive broken down elevator” A timely reminder sir. Well written piece of why so many people doubt the honesty of the P.M.

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Expand Apia Park

Dear Editor, Re: Rugby Union’s debt They need to build a bigger stadium. 8,000 capacity Apia Park is never going to make any money unless they charge $500 per person for a test match.

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Speak and remove doubt

Re: H.R.P.P. rift emerges Seeing Leala Rimoni Aiafi’s comments about what’s happening in the H.R.P.P. reminds me of the saying: “If you hadn’t opened your mouth we wouldn’t have known you were stupid.”

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P.M.’s successor a legitimate question

Dear Editor Re: H.R.P.P rift emerges Politicians are power hungry. This is a problem Faumuina has rightly highlighted. But who will lead after Tuilaepa is a very valid concern. Fiame is a very experienced politician well capable.

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Shut up and be damned

Re: M.P. blasts Minister Are you telling me to shut up and allow these people to continue to abuse power? That is why the corruption is prevalent and perpetuated.

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What I liked about church

Re: Desperate parents resort to borrow Interesting. There is so much history involved in all this. The other fellow who writes on here Mustafa from Turkey is also so interesting to read because of his knowledge of history re Islam and Christianity. All so fascinating but hardly divine.

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The contradictions of the world

Dear Editor, Re: The govt. is broke The world bank structural adjustment programmes (S.A.P.) in the 80’s brought economies of many developing countries around the globe virtually to their knees.

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More meetings

Re: Another meeting in Apia There are more and more meetings held in Samoa from these different entities that has nothing to do with our sovereignty of whatsoever. So who is dictating policies in our supposedly independent state? These are the type of questions we need to ask ourselves when we see things happening out of the ordinary.

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Catholic Church and Muslims

Re: Re-writing history Don Quixote was really about the stupidity of the Catholic Church in expelling the Muslims and Jews. Under Islamic rule Spain had become the most advanced nation in Europe and the innovations the Moors introduced in terms of science, art and philosophy and so on would become the basis of the European rennaisance.

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Great letter Terry

Dear Editor Re: An open letter to Members of Parliament You have absolutely nailed it on the head, Terry Dunleavy. The P.M. and Passport Chief have got it wrong.

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You’re wrong about North Korea

Dear Editor Re: Monster from the North America bombed them in the 1950s, killing about two million and flattening everything in sight, so they have a bomb to defend themselves from this happening again.

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A very common factor

Dear Editor Re: Deadliest attack in Somalia The recent history of Somalia is very similar to that of other currently war-torn nations in the region with a heavy dose of American interference, brutality and exploitation.

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Honour and respect where it is due

Dear Editor Re: An open letter to Samoa’s Parliament Faafetai tele lava, lelei fai mai, upu lelei, faʻamasinoga sili.

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Editorial

Men, you have been warned!

One of the most bizarre incidents to have surfaced in this place we call home reared its ugly head last week. It did when a story titled “Angry wife pours boiling water on sleeping husband” was published on the front page of your Samoa Observer last Wednesday.

Street Talk

Fa’afetai Timo, 29

Questions over sports administration

The administration of sports in Samoa has come under the microscope once more. American-based Samoan Sprinter, Jeremy Dodson, has raised serious questions about the way sports are run. “From the three years I have represented Samoa, I have seen officials do nothing but get free trips, trips spent lounging in sponsored hotels while athletes eat processed food,” he said. “I have seen officials get elected not off merits, but friendships.

Think a Minute

Hard Habit to Break

Think a minute…Are you in the habit of putting salt on your food? Maybe you have a habit of thinking you’re not smart and that you’ll never succeed in life. Don’t forget, your habits control your life. What we keep doing every day becomes our life!

Columns

The entire shoreline of the beach just a few feet before her, was completely sullied by fragments of rubbish.

The Sullied Coast

The tropical heart was unendurable. Beyond the seldom cloudy, blue horizon, the sun stood undeterred at the sky’s apex. For three Alaskan tourists, this was a whole new experience from the arctic climes they have adapted to since they were children.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

DEPENDS WHICH SIDE YOU’RE ON Does that adage "one swallow make a summer" apply to football? If you’re an Aussie rugby fan and have been waiting for a win for yonks, it’s a resounding yes.

Sunday Reading

OUR HERO IS HOME: Our very own W.B.O. Heavyweight Champion visits the sick children and bringing them smiles of which were signs of temporary relief.

When a World Champion drops by

The smiles on their faces said it all. Although many of them were in pain, W.B.O heavyweight champion, Lupesoliai Laauli Joseph Parker, brought temporary relief when he paid an unexpected visit on Friday.

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