the dark arts


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Props to James Rummel over at Hell in a Handbasket for putting me onto Straight Forward in a Crooked World. Its a blog written by a man who calls himself a “Professional Problem Solver”, and who is probably best identified as being in executive security. His blog has a number of posts addressing the ugly facts of life involved in surviving an encounter with government entities and security forces in the less “developed” corners of the world. If you ever find yourself stopped by a less than honorable Mexican cop or faced with a hassle at a mid-eastern customs counter you may thank yourself for reading this guys stuff. While the thought of having to resort to bribery is repugnant to me, I’m also open-minded enough to realize that survival is of the utmost importance and that the “facts of life” in some foreign countries are vastly different than here at home.

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3 thoughts on “the dark arts”

  1. When I was stationed in California, I was given the advice to keep an extra $50.00 in my sock in case I was stopped by the police because the first question they will ask is “how much do you have on you?”

    Luckily I’ve never had to deal with it, but it was an eye opener that “Cop” means something different once you leave a First World Country…

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