From: Jim Thompson
Subject: Re: Gone travelling....I´m deleting my web site...
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Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 15:53:32 GMT
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On Fri, 17 Jan 2003 01:29:44 GMT,
Spehro Pefhany ,
In Newsgroup: sci.electronics.design,
Entitled: "Re: Gone travelling....I´m deleting my web site...",
Wrote the following:
|On Thu, 16 Jan 2003 21:52:19 GMT, the renowned Jim Thompson
|>I avoid traveling to politically unstable places; hell, even France
|>makes me nervous ;-)
|Italy must drive you up the wall, mean time between governments is
|just months. Now, China's had the same party in power since 1949. They
|don't come much more stable than that. And I generally feel safe there
|- violent crime is quite rare.
Probably a bad choice of words on my part. I really meant places
where you feel you have no civil rights. For example, going through
Australian customs makes you feel that way... fortunately the rest of
the country makes up for that.
And then there's Canadian customs ;-) I'm always a "tourist" in
Canada now. *Never, never, never* make the mistake and say the
purpose of your visit is to "conduct a design review"! Nasty old
bitch, big enough that she could bounce even me off the ceiling, then
asks, "Are you *working* in our country" ?:-)
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