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Snootiness vs a Young Musician Trying to Help

I don’t know where to start, so I’ll ask you first to watch this five-minute video from singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran:

The video helped raise almost $110 million for relevant charities, but it brought a tsunami of criticism for the 26-year-old international star, who this year… 218 more words

Religion

Snootiness vs a Young Musician Trying to Help

By Mel Harkrader Pine

I don’t know where to start, so I’ll ask you first to watch this five-minute video from singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran:

The video helped raise almost $110 million for relevant charities, but it brought a tsunami of criticism for the 26-year-old international star, who this year… 212 more words

Liberal Religion

International Monkey Day

December 14 is International Monkey Day — an unofficial holiday that celebrates monkeys and “all things simian,” including other non-human primatessuch as apes, tarsiers, and lemurs.  4,245 more words

Holidays

Liberia to hold run-off vote on December 26: electoral commission

MONROVIA (Reuters) – Liberia will hold a delayed presidential run-off vote on Dec. 26, the electoral commission chief said on Tuesday.
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The Supernatural Samuel Doe

Samuel Doe ruled Liberia during the 1980s as the country’s first indigenous head of state.  A number of supernatural powers were ascribed to him, including invulnerability to bullets, and the abilities to turn invisible, fly, and vanish from dangerous situations, the last of which was conclusively debunked when he was brutally tortured on videotape and murdered. 27 more words

Anecdotes

New Film on Yekepa, Northern Liberia by Killian Doherty and Edward Lawrenson

Last year architect Killian Doherty and filmmaker Edward Lawrenson visited Yekepa, a remote new-town in Northern Liberia, designed and built by a mining company prospecting for iron-ore in the late 1950s. 341 more words

Africa

Costa Rica: The first week

Our final border crossing went just as smooth as all the other ones.

We cycled into La Cruz where we spent the first night and were pleasantly surprised by the big portion sizes, the cornershops that you could actually walk info (ever since Belize all the small shops were completely closed off and you’d order what you want through a tiny window) , the happy people and the pleasant hotel room we had for the night, even with a hot shower (imagine such luxury!!). 441 more words

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