Thank you James. There are parts of this board where everyone wants to hear jokes and laugh and that’s fine, it’s good to tell jokes and laugh. But sometimes when people see serious threads hijacked like this they don’t want to post because they don’t want to deal with becoming the butt of someone else’s joke. That person might have a crucial bit of knowledge for me or for someone else.
Posts that are inappropriate for a particular forum or thread are detrimental to the message boards. There are forums meant for funny, laid back posts. Why not use them instead of hijacking this thread, guys? I know it’s tempting and I slip them in occasionally too, but hijacking the thread right off the bat? You can see what it has led to. At this point I’ve got a great suggestion about where… well, never mind.
Lastly, after hearing from a number of guys who’ve spent time there recently, I think I’ll leave pursuit of developing an inspection industry in the middle east to someone else.