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Posted: 10/5/2007 7:15:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2007 12:48:11 PM EST by angelfire]
Ok all is set for me to foray into the Sand box next week. While I was being briefed
we were informed that the Internet is monitored and our emails censored. Absolutely no
ARF for 10 days. Kiddlings are staying with some dear friends of mine for the duration and email was going to be mode of communication.
I have never been away from them for this long or out of communication and honestly this is flying all over my mommy sensibilities. Actually making me sick to my stomach.
Never never never take for granted the freedom we have here!
I am ready to eject.


AF
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 8:01:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By MrsWildweasel:
Good luck. It won't be as bad as you think. I hope it flies by for you. I'd trade places with you if I could. Best of luck.


Thanks


This job makes me want to eat bad carbs
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 10:09:03 AM EST
Eat a few bad carbs, it's all good for a while.

Stay safe, best wishes on your journey.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 10:12:06 AM EST
why are you going over there?
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 11:41:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By stretch415:
why are you going over there?


Business. 1 day in Saudi and a 54 hour stint in Nigeria. The rest in Qatar.
I have been dreading it because the scope and nature of the work will require working around the clock. Some of the entities I have to interface with are less than female user friendly etc.
I have put if off for about 6 weeks. Now I gotta go. BLAH,,,,

Link Posted: 10/5/2007 11:57:48 AM EST
If they give you 'tude hit'em with your cello.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 12:40:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By snuffy19608:
If they give you 'tude hit'em with your cello.


LOL no way man... I will not waste my 108 yr old cello on that!!!!!

I might do this
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 4:43:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 5:04:11 PM EST
Nigeria is another animal all together. This area is a hot zone. Troops get fired on daily and they have bunkers where I have to go. Short stay there no communications except via satellite.

With all the email scamming I'm surprised they have time to pull a trigger.

Be careful.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 5:07:20 PM EST
I think you need to take me for exec protec. Seriously.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 5:28:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2007 5:28:30 PM EST by angelfire]

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:
I think you need to take me for exec protec. Seriously.



After today I think I need to take you too. I will carry in Nigeria. I know how to take care of myself. I have a friend who is a Colonel here and he told me if I get kidnapped
it won't take but 15mins for them to figure out it was a mistake and they will pay the US to take me back.

I am a little scared.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 5:50:39 PM EST
OK Dusty volunteered for the exec protection and I will too. You know ya gotta have more than one.

Link Posted: 10/5/2007 5:52:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By FatCat1:
OK Dusty volunteered for the exec protection and I will too. You know ya gotta have more than one.

Volunteer my ass. I ain't no amateur, I expect a check.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 5:55:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:

Originally Posted By FatCat1:
OK Dusty volunteered for the exec protection and I will too. You know ya gotta have more than one.

Volunteer my ass. I ain't no amateur, I expect a check.


Still paying off the medical bills from your syphilis?
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 5:55:31 PM EST
I expect one too, but if we play this right AF will think we're her "Kept Men".

Link Posted: 10/5/2007 5:57:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By Hemi-Cuda:

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:

Originally Posted By FatCat1:
OK Dusty volunteered for the exec protection and I will too. You know ya gotta have more than one.

Volunteer my ass. I ain't no amateur, I expect a check.


Still paying off the medical bills from your syphilis?


Just got em paid off, and found out I have the Clap. Time for another shot
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 5:59:44 PM EST
Qatar isn't actually that bad for Westerners.

If in Doha, go to the City Centre mall. European women can be seen not wearing Islamic garb walking around by themselves.

If you want a drink you'll have to get one at one of the Westen hotels.

Doha is trying its best to create an environment as conducive as possible; trying to follow Dubai and Bahrain.

Link Posted: 10/5/2007 6:06:21 PM EST
I will say more than one prayer for you.
Stay safe.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 6:36:05 PM EST
I thought you all just wanted money and to bust heads.
Rules to work in Qatar
Cannot have a criminal background.
Cannot ever have had an STD.
Not kidding. Labor law rules of their Government.

I did hear it wasn't bad in Doha. I think the queen is quite progressive.

I would definitely prefer to hand pick my security detail from AR15.com!!!!!!!

I will come bakc with stories I know. And I will tell any one that messes wtih me I am hooked up here!!!

But prayers are very welcomed as well.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 6:49:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By angelfire:
I thought you all just wanted money and to bust heads.
Rules to work in Qatar
Cannot have a criminal background. Check
Cannot ever have had an STD. Check
Not kidding. Labor law rules of their Government.

I did hear it wasn't bad in Doha. I think the queen is quite progressive.

I would definitely prefer to hand pick my security detail from AR15.com!!!!!!!

I will come bakc with stories I know. And I will tell any one that messes wtih me I am hooked up here!!!

But prayers are very welcomed as well.


I must of had a dull childhood........

Prayers and best wishes headed your way...........
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 7:01:57 PM EST
You qualify! Congratulations.
90k base 250% UPLIFT.

See it pays to be dull

AF
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 7:03:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Striker:

Originally Posted By angelfire:
. People get arrested over there for looking at Victoria Secrets.



I'd be doing life on the installment plan...
10 days will go by quick..I'll keep your spot at the table.


Went looking for mine. VS catalog
Found it in the 10 year olds room. Uhhh .... I told him his hormones will have to wait.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 3:40:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By angelfire:
You qualify! Congratulations.
90k base 250% UPLIFT.

See it pays to be dull

AF
You want dull. Try doing exec protec. Especially when the idiot you're "protectiong" has no legit threats and you're only there because he thinks it's prestigious to have a body guard, you're sorda being shown off. They'll sit there and lie about your qualifications to brag to their buddies. And in a away that cuts you off from ever working for their buddies, because you have to have a rep as quiet no matter what.

When the other guys show interest in hiring you, you can't lie, but if you tell the truth, you just busted their buddy. And they all lie

It's the most boring job on the planet I think. Unless their is a legit threat. I seriously doubt SS guys are that bored. I've known one that was the most professional operator I've ever known in my life, and I know several. Not because he was necessarily the best, but because he was that damn intense 24/7 The man was unable to relax and have a good time. He was to busy scanning for threats the entire time. Some people here will say "I do that too" no you don't Not like this guy. I mean 4 times out of 5 when he was attempting to take a drink out of his glass of water, it wouldn't make it to his mouth because something would catch his eye

Plus, you only get to eat when they are either asleep or in private meetings they don't want you in(but you do have to guard the door so hope someone can bring you something) or when you're driving. You need high dollar suits, tailore'd so as not show any bulges, you need to coordinate ahead of time with any localities you may be visiting to get approval to carry in unapproved places (not easy usually) and all sorts of other problems


I'm going to shut up now
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 3:57:15 AM EST
Oh by the way, see this? This is the pwning of all of your page 2. See that down there? At the bottom of the post, that's where you don't see the edit time.


Editing for ownership DOES NOT COUNT
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 5:15:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:

Originally Posted By angelfire:
You qualify! Congratulations.
90k base 250% UPLIFT.

See it pays to be dull

AF
You want dull. Try doing exec protec. Especially when the idiot you're "protectiong" has no legit threats and you're only there because he thinks it's prestigious to have a body guard, you're sorda being shown off. They'll sit there and lie about your qualifications to brag to their buddies. And in a away that cuts you off from ever working for their buddies, because you have to have a rep as quiet no matter what.

When the other guys show interest in hiring you, you can't lie, but if you tell the truth, you just busted their buddy. And they all lie

It's the most boring job on the planet I think. Unless their is a legit threat. I seriously doubt SS guys are that bored. I've known one that was the most professional operator I've ever known in my life, and I know several. Not because he was necessarily the best, but because he was that damn intense 24/7 The man was unable to relax and have a good time. He was to busy scanning for threats the entire time. Some people here will say "I do that too" no you don't Not like this guy. I mean 4 times out of 5 when he was attempting to take a drink out of his glass of water, it wouldn't make it to his mouth because something would catch his eye

Plus, you only get to eat when they are either asleep or in private meetings they don't want you in(but you do have to guard the door so hope someone can bring you something) or when you're driving. You need high dollar suits, tailore'd so as not show any bulges, you need to coordinate ahead of time with any localities you may be visiting to get approval to carry in unapproved places (not easy usually) and all sorts of other problems


I'm going to shut up now


LOL ... we are going to have to find you some serious SWAT TEAM action!

Link Posted: 10/6/2007 11:52:45 AM EST
There's got to be "ways" around the censor...there's always a way.

If not, cool...we can talk about you while you are gone.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 12:06:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By angelfire:
NO it is monitored and censored by the Government of Qatar
Home and corporate head quarters of Al-jezeera TV radio news. The voice of Iraq and Iran. etc.
Pretty strict goings on. No porn, no GUNS nothing racy at all. ]


You could always do what I do when I travel. Connect to the internet, then connect w/ Remote Desktop to a system at home/office & browse from there. Substitute SSH or other method of encrypting your traffic as you wish.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 6:06:47 PM EST
Stay safe!!
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 6:12:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By angelfire:

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:

Originally Posted By angelfire:
You qualify! Congratulations.
90k base 250% UPLIFT.

See it pays to be dull

AF
You want dull. Try doing exec protec. Especially when the idiot you're "protectiong" has no legit threats and you're only there because he thinks it's prestigious to have a body guard, you're sorda being shown off. They'll sit there and lie about your qualifications to brag to their buddies. And in a away that cuts you off from ever working for their buddies, because you have to have a rep as quiet no matter what.

When the other guys show interest in hiring you, you can't lie, but if you tell the truth, you just busted their buddy. And they all lie

It's the most boring job on the planet I think. Unless their is a legit threat. I seriously doubt SS guys are that bored. I've known one that was the most professional operator I've ever known in my life, and I know several. Not because he was necessarily the best, but because he was that damn intense 24/7 The man was unable to relax and have a good time. He was to busy scanning for threats the entire time. Some people here will say "I do that too" no you don't Not like this guy. I mean 4 times out of 5 when he was attempting to take a drink out of his glass of water, it wouldn't make it to his mouth because something would catch his eye

Plus, you only get to eat when they are either asleep or in private meetings they don't want you in(but you do have to guard the door so hope someone can bring you something) or when you're driving. You need high dollar suits, tailore'd so as not show any bulges, you need to coordinate ahead of time with any localities you may be visiting to get approval to carry in unapproved places (not easy usually) and all sorts of other problems


I'm going to shut up now


LOL ... we are going to have to find you some serious SWAT TEAM action!

Something. Trucking is old. I wanna go back to gettin shot at.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 6:19:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/6/2007 6:21:38 PM EST by JackBurton]
It will go by faster than you think. Are you AD or Guard? I never experienced a break from ARfcom, not at FT Dix or in Iraq.

You'll be fine. Get your mind focussed on yojr mission, we'll be here waiting.


ETA: Nevermind, I thought you were in the military. Good luck!
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 12:55:39 PM EST
UPDATE
I was headed out the door from project meeting and got called into a last minute meeting...

We were told to send absolutely essential crew out on Wed.
Evidently some mortars hit the living units and there is "damage".
Mortars...doing math....nope my weapons gets trumped.....

Anyway there will be a "delay in projected plans".
Heading back home but....

WOOOOO HOOOO! I am so glad!!!!

i have new found respect for out troops and for anyone who has it INCOMING.

I am so doing the happy dance.....
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 1:10:11 PM EST
Glad your still around angelfire!

Blackops_1.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 4:12:10 PM EST
Short trip!

Made it to the staging area and that was it, About twenty of the original team get to go to Nigeria which is where we were supposed to go. There has been an increase in violent activity this week and last. We are just delayed for now. We sent essential people ONLY and all are fresh outs from the military.

Never been so relieved. they called this at the 11th hour literally. Flight was suppose to leave at 2100 this eveining.

I don't do mortars.

It is one thing to be behind a gun firing at paper targets and steel, and another to have live rounds whizzing past your ears and hearing mortar rounds close up ( I DID NOT GET THAT FAR THANK GOD). I can't tell you how much respect I have for the armed forces. Or anyone who has to keep us safe.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:59:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2007 6:00:16 PM EST by JackBurton]

Originally Posted By angelfire:
Short trip!

Made it to the staging area and that was it, About twenty of the original team get to go to Nigeria which is where we were supposed to go. There has been an increase in violent activity this week and last. We are just delayed for now. We sent essential people ONLY and all are fresh outs from the military.

Never been so relieved. they called this at the 11th hour literally. Flight was suppose to leave at 2100 this eveining.

I don't do mortars.

It is one thing to be behind a gun firing at paper targets and steel, and another to have live rounds whizzing past your ears and hearing mortar rounds close up ( I DID NOT GET THAT FAR THANK GOD). I can't tell you how much respect I have for the armed forces. Or anyone who has to keep us safe.


I miss the midnight mortar showers at FOB Rustimiyah. You know you've been there too long when you hear them, know they're landing on the other side of the post, roll over and go back to sleep.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:54:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By JackBurton:

Originally Posted By angelfire:
Short trip!

Made it to the staging area and that was it, About twenty of the original team get to go to Nigeria which is where we were supposed to go. There has been an increase in violent activity this week and last. We are just delayed for now. We sent essential people ONLY and all are fresh outs from the military.

Never been so relieved. they called this at the 11th hour literally. Flight was suppose to leave at 2100 this eveining.

I don't do mortars.

It is one thing to be behind a gun firing at paper targets and steel, and another to have live rounds whizzing past your ears and hearing mortar rounds close up ( I DID NOT GET THAT FAR THANK GOD). I can't tell you how much respect I have for the armed forces. Or anyone who has to keep us safe.


I miss the midnight mortar showers at FOB Rustimiyah. You know you've been there too long when you hear them, know they're landing on the other side of the post, roll over and go back to sleep.


Again. I cannot say this enough. I have a new level of respect. Not that I didn't appreciate deeply what the military does for us but this
MY KIDS ARE SO HAPPY TOO!
Thank you thank you thank you ...all the men and women who serve us .

Gotta go....


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