" From internet cafes all over west African countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal etc scammers are zeroing in on their prey - singles looking for love online. The Nigerians call them 'maghas' which is slang for gullible white people.
The scammers spend their day trolling the dating sites and chat rooms for contact emails, and then send off thousands of fraudulent letters and emails awaiting the victim's replies.
So that’s what we did: It’s an easy drive and a scenic one. It doesn’t look real in the photo and it doesn’t look real in person either!
The big plan was to checkout the Fontana visitor center, eat a picnic lunch, and play cards by the lake (Boo’s request).
The scammers start by stealing a photo from an internet site.
They prefer to use images of white people capitalising on stereotypes and perceptions.
Fact: Fontana Dam is the tallest dam in the Eastern United States. The information center at the dam has a bunch of binders full of old photos in it dating back to the 1930’s (you kind of have to look for them on the counter). If you look closely there aren’t any tunnels for Harrison Ford to jump out of.
The Fontana Dam was built during WWII to control flooding in the area and to power Alcoa’s aluminum production. The tunnel scenes were filmed elsewhere, but all the other scenes were filmed right at this little dam in the middle of the rural North Carolina mountains: A few miles before you get to Cheoah there is this huge powerhouse with enormous pipelines going up the mountain side. Click the image below for more stuff around the Smoky Mountains and Bryson City.
Had a good row with Burt [Elizabeth Taylor] and accused her, among other things, of lousy taste. I said the only thing we had in common was Yahtsee. We had lunch with Vittorio De Sica and his wife and two children (boys).
One boy played the guitar – what a horrible instrument, worse than a mouth-accordion, or a paper-and-comb. I went in at about 11.30 to see the test of the new costume [for Franco Zeffirelli’s Taming of the Shrew].
The serial killer, who left satanic signs at murder scenes and mutilated victims' bodies during a reign of terror in the 1980s, died reportedly after 'sitting up in his bed doing stretches' just the day before at Marin County convicted in 1989 of 13 murders, five attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries, which terrorized Southern California in 19.