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> Donald Trump, Local Hero he is not
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post 7th Jul 2020, 04:38pm
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QUOTE (JAGZ1876 @ 7th Jul 2020, 05:04pm) *
Oh Donald, what are you like, Americans gave us the telephone and split the atom. laugh.gif

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish...s-gave-22315021


Probably got mixed up and meant they split the telephone and gave us a tom rolleyes.gif

Mr Trumpet (yes, blow in one end and loud honking noises come out the other), the man with his finger on the button of the weapons in Faslane. Comforting eh sad.gif


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post 7th Jul 2020, 06:38pm
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post 8th Jul 2020, 07:12am
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Aye, where are the phasers when you need them rolleyes.gif


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post 8th Jul 2020, 10:22am
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Aye, where are the phasers when you need them rolleyes.gif


And we won't be setting them to stun. wink.gif
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post 8th Jul 2020, 10:32am
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QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 7th Jul 2020, 03:44pm) *
The only place that seemed to be of any real danger turned out to be Port Harcourt in Nigeria.
An English friend in Bavaria put me on to that contract with company based in England: a hovercraft repair schuduled for 10 days.
I sent them my passport so they could get ther Nigerian visa stamped up: the lost my passport.
I got a new one from the Consulate General in Dusseldorf and sent that to the English company: that one got lost too.'Applied for a new one again and sent it off and that one came back duly stamped up.
Shortly after I got a fax from the British Foreign office advising me not to make the trip to Port Harcourt because of the danger of kidnapping for randome and the high crime and murder rate in that city.
Later still I got a letter from the German Foreign Office strongly advising against the same and for the same reasons and stating that to that time in that year they had had to bail 10 German kidnap victims out.

I had been guaranteed that I would be brought from the hotel to my place of work under escort and returned to my hotel under escort and forbidden to leave my hotel during my stay.
Nae bother, Jimmy.
Port Harcourt is 5 degrees above the equator and that, and the money, was the only reason I was going: sombody was paying me to go up onto the roof of my hotel with my telescope; one of those I see no ships type of telescope for which I had adapted my brief case to hold it and my tripod: I wasn't taking tools: if they had none they could send me home anytime the liked.

But, as fate would have it, one of the company reps out there had faxed about 4 days before I left that they should send no one out and arrange to repatriate him while they were at it.
This was agreat relief to Mary, her mother and brother, who'd been practically begging me not to go ... but ... Hell's bells, some one was paying me to watch the stars go from east to west right over ma bliddy heid.
I didn't go, of course, and I was well peed off with that.

I broke my thigh-bonr-connected-to-your-hip-bone clipping our hedge a few years back: even gardening is more dangerous than some of the places I've been
Covid19 is a killer: Trump's Invisable Enemy War indeed.

Don't gie me respect, gie me the money honey rolleyes.gif



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post 8th Jul 2020, 10:44am
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QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 7th Jul 2020, 03:44pm) *
The only place that seemed to be of any real danger turned out to be Port Harcourt in Nigeria.
An English friend in Bavaria put me on to that contract with company based in England: a hovercraft repair schuduled for 10 days.
I sent them my passport so they could get ther Nigerian visa stamped up: the lost my passport.
I got a new one from the Consulate General in Dusseldorf and sent that to the English company: that one got lost too.'Applied for a new one again and sent it off and that one came back duly stamped up.
Shortly after I got a fax from the British Foreign office advising me not to make the trip to Port Harcourt because of the danger of kidnapping for randome and the high crime and murder rate in that city.
Later still I got a letter from the German Foreign Office strongly advising against the same and for the same reasons and stating that to that time in that year they had had to bail 10 German kidnap victims out.

I had been guaranteed that I would be brought from the hotel to my place of work under escort and returned to my hotel under escort and forbidden to leave my hotel during my stay.
Nae bother, Jimmy.
Port Harcourt is 5 degrees above the equator and that, and the money, was the only reason I was going: sombody was paying me to go up onto the roof of my hotel with my telescope; one of those I see no ships type of telescope for which I had adapted my brief case to hold it and my tripod: I wasn't taking tools: if they had none they could send me home anytime the liked.

But, as fate would have it, one of the company reps out there had faxed about 4 days before I left that they should send no one out and arrange to repatriate him while they were at it.
This was agreat relief to Mary, her mother and brother, who'd been practically begging me not to go ... but ... Hell's bells, some one was paying me to watch the stars go from east to west right over ma bliddy heid.
I didn't go, of course, and I was well peed off with that.

I broke my thigh-bonr-connected-to-your-hip-bone clipping our hedge a few years back: even gardening is more dangerous than some of the places I've been
Covid19 is a killer: Trump's Invisable Enemy War indeed.

Don't gie me respect, gie me the money honey rolleyes.gif



TeeHeeHee We had a contract in Port Harcourt for an aluminium log caster and I went to commission, never again. It must have been the worst place in Africa at the time but we had just started our company and the money was great. We were offered a second contract but refused as I could not send any of my guys up there knowing what it was like.From the airport to the hotel we were stopped about 5 times by the thugs and the armed guards just passed over money to let us through . I have worked in a few dodgy places but this was the worst.


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post 8th Jul 2020, 11:31am
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A real No Mean City right enough Zascot: heard a lot more about it later.
I often wondered what happened two my two `lost' passports though.
The boss of the, reputable, English company told me that he had actually seen the first one cross his desk and personally made sure that the second one made it to the post office. The third one was brought by courier to the Nigerian Embassy and duly signed for: that was the one that came back stamped up ...
just found it:
Nigeria High Commission (consular section)London: permit visa is good for a single journey within three months of date 11/11/99 for a duration of two weeks ...

I remember now tellin' Mary, "I'll be back before Christmas". biggrin.gif laugh.gif


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post 8th Jul 2020, 03:00pm
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QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 8th Jul 2020, 12:31pm) *
A real No Mean City right enough Zascot: heard a lot more about it later.
I often wondered what happened two my two `lost' passports though.
The boss of the, reputable, English company told me that he had actually seen the first one cross his desk and personally made sure that the second one made it to the post office. The third one was brought by courier to the Nigerian Embassy and duly signed for: that was the one that came back stamped up ...
just found it:
Nigeria High Commission (consular section)London: permit visa is good for a single journey within three months of date 11/11/99 for a duration of two weeks ...

I remember now tellin' Mary, "I'll be back before Christmas". biggrin.gif laugh.gif

After I got back a few people were taken hostage for ransom, I have a couple of passports so I was using the South African one at the time so not a complete foreigner but it is still a scary place. The aluminium company had some antique equipment but their security was fantastic. Anyway I survived, as they say Africa at that time was not for wimps.


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