Geetings from Lagos

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Geetings from Lagos

Postby Kurt » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:06 am

While driving to my brother in laws place we passed a dude pouring water out of a tea kettle on his dick.

He was concealing his dick though but I could see it, so I said "Is this the cock washing district?"

I was then told he was a poor man preparing for prayer and then I felt stupid.
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Re: Geetings from Lagos

Postby Kurt » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:05 am

Now I am ill. Seems to be a pollution induced chest cold.

We went to Asaba and had to hire armed guards to go with us on a tour of Chinese construction projects on the Niger river. Every little trip is a mini adventure that wears you down after a bit. I do not have the stamina I did for running around chaotic places like I used to but it is good to get back in the game.

This place could be rich if only oil money was actually used for infrastructure instead of being stolen by various ministers in charge of the infrastructure. I have never met so many people horrified at the endemic corruption while at the same time being unable to do anything about it. A Governor who steals will do well but a Governor who uses oil money to actually spend on projects will be murdered or arrested because the powers that be do not want an example set that would eventually lead to their arrest or at least remove the main source of income in their lives.

There is a big discussion about a minister who was caught red handed stealing and when pressed on the location of the money he said "A snake ate it" then it became that his opponents cast spells and caused the snake to eat it. Soon he was attempting to get his critics arrested for stealing the money he stole via enchanted snake.

This is a similar story but there is a more recent one

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43030827

Trump will learn a thing or two about deflection. The real sign of a 'shithole" is when you report a rime and you get arrested for committing the crime you reported because how else would you know if it unless you were the thiief?
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Re: Geetings from Lagos

Postby SRR » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:36 pm

Glad to see you're oot and aboot Kurt, Nigeria's fun no doubt. Though I do remember the beer kind of sucked.
I'm chilling in Montserrat today, will be praying to the volcano to behave. Otherwise everyone is too friendly and welcoming to classify this as a "dangerous place".
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Re: Geetings from Lagos

Postby ROB » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:44 pm

Yeah, like you're unable to tell the dick washing district from the poor prayer district.
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Re: Geetings from Lagos

Postby 2 Charlie » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:53 pm

Was asked to do a job in Lagos recently, did my homework on the backer and politely said I was unavailable..

Hope everyone is well. Kurt, keep your head on a swivel.
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Re: Geetings from Lagos

Postby Kurt » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:08 pm

2 Charlie wrote:Was asked to do a job in Lagos recently, did my homework on the backer and politely said I was unavailable..

Hope everyone is well. Kurt, keep your head on a swivel.


It is like a dirty shopping mall.

However if I was at the point in my life where I had energy to go to clubs and see new African Music I think Lagos would be the place for sure...however that time is long past.

It took me 3 days of IV antibiotics to be able to get on the plane home.
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Re: Geetings from Lagos

Postby RYP » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:22 pm

Isn't there some cottage dick washing business you can start up here. Like Kurt's Dick 'n Balls. A Clean Dick is a Happy Dick. You could buy a bunch of used golf ball washers and put them on the corner. Pay Dick Cheney to use his photo.
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Re: Geetings from Lagos

Postby Kurt » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:46 pm

RYP wrote:Isn't there some cottage dick washing business you can start up here. Like Kurt's Dick 'n Balls. A Clean Dick is a Happy Dick. You could buy a bunch of used golf ball washers and put them on the corner. Pay Dick Cheney to use his photo.


I would not want to take away from the local cock washing economy.
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Re: Geetings from Lagos

Postby Ozymandias » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:10 pm

Kurt wrote:Now I am ill. Seems to be a pollution induced chest cold.

We went to Asaba and had to hire armed guards to go with us on a tour of Chinese construction projects on the Niger river. Every little trip is a mini adventure that wears you down after a bit. I do not have the stamina I did for running around chaotic places like I used to but it is good to get back in the game.

This place could be rich if only oil money was actually used for infrastructure instead of being stolen by various ministers in charge of the infrastructure. I have never met so many people horrified at the endemic corruption while at the same time being unable to do anything about it. A Governor who steals will do well but a Governor who uses oil money to actually spend on projects will be murdered or arrested because the powers that be do not want an example set that would eventually lead to their arrest or at least remove the main source of income in their lives.

There is a big discussion about a minister who was caught red handed stealing and when pressed on the location of the money he said "A snake ate it" then it became that his opponents cast spells and caused the snake to eat it. Soon he was attempting to get his critics arrested for stealing the money he stole via enchanted snake.

This is a similar story but there is a more recent one

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43030827

Trump will learn a thing or two about deflection. The real sign of a 'shithole" is when you report a rime and you get arrested for committing the crime you reported because how else would you know if it unless you were the thiief?


Yes, Nigeria is a really sad case when it comes to endemic corruption. The amount of oil they've been pumping for the past 70 years, they could have Western European levels of infrastructure by now. Instead, we get people like Senator Dino Melaye flashing the cash on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dinomelaye/
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Re: Geetings from Lagos

Postby Ozymandias » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:11 pm

SRR wrote:Glad to see you're oot and aboot Kurt, Nigeria's fun no doubt. Though I do remember the beer kind of sucked.
I'm chilling in Montserrat today, will be praying to the volcano to behave. Otherwise everyone is too friendly and welcoming to classify this as a "dangerous place".


Chilling in Montserrat? Tell me more!
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