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Thread: Dont call the Nigerian fire department

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    Dont call the Nigerian fire department

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    reminds me of a 3 stooges skit
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    Are these the same folks that send those e-mails asking me to send $200 so they can release 8.5 million US to my bank account?.....maybe they want the money to buy some better pumps?
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    My infusion nurse is nigerian and travels to her homeland twice a year.
    nothing political here, but its a place with some problems with alot of its public services.

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    My brother works in Nigeria (for Chevron). No matter how much the pay is, you couldn't get me to do it.

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    When I worked for a company in Houston, we did a lit of business in Nigeria... even had a partial interest in one of the forwarding companies there and kept an expat onsite manager in Lagos... I never went as I was a single parent with a young child at home, but several of the younger men from my office spent a few months over there.

    I used to get the scam emails from there all the time, but also met a lot of really nice folks from there working on trying to make their country right and bring it up into the current century. They have a lot of problems, there is corruption at every turn, after we learned to work the system, we made a lot of money trading with Nigeria.
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    I didnt want to use the word corruption
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    Ok first off. I definitely did not post this video to be cruel or derisive in any way what so ever. I posted it because of the way it was filmed it reminded me of a keystone cop movie from 90 years ago. Purely from a humor standpoint... I'm sure if I or anyone else trolled the internet deep enough we could find a video of an FD in some small town USA that has the same problem or any other country or tragedy for that matter....

    That said. Yes Nigeria along with a many other "third world" countries are suffering badly. Alot of their suffering being due to the vacuum created by the end of the "cold war" as a lot of these countries were propped up by either the west or the ussr. Puppet governments propped up by "foreign aid" that benefited the few at the expense and suffering of the many, stripped of their natural resources through "trade agreements" and "repayment plans" and left destitute and tossed aside when it all ended.
    There are good and bad in every country first second or third world as well as a never ending supply of corruption.
    Many of the countries in that region are going through the same thing. Nigeria just happens to be in the news a lot because of all the phishing scams and the "underwear bomber".....
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    I met the President of Nigeria and several of his cronies about 4 or 5 years ago. I was at a meeting in Manchester NH at a company called Hexaport. Hexaport was bidding on a steel framed housing project there and I was going to supply the pneumatic tools and fasteners. The whole steel framed project was to be panelized, shipped in containers and installed on the jobsite.
    The deal fell through thank goodness
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