posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 11:17 PM
I never knew Joe but he will be sorely missed by me for one. His inside information and his angle on events will be irreplaceable!
My friend knew Joe. This is what he said:
Wow..indeed a sad day. If it's the Joe Vialls I knew, he's the one
responsible for getting me into the mud [oil] business. I imagine it be the same man...he was always full of stories; often of being 'watched ' by
powers...of being framed; when I saw him last, it was 1985 and he'd bought
an unknown car at auction...and he nearly died in an accident in it...the
brakes had been tampered with. Was there ever a photo of him? He probably
was very careful not to divulge one...as with his address; the www an ideal
medium for him. No kidding...when I knew him (both in Australia and UK),
he'd put away never less than 60 smokes per day..he'd fall asleep in bed
smoking, and when it had finished, he'd wake up and light another. I had to
share a room with him!