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Archive for April 18th, 2014

How many of these skills are “life sustaining talents”?

  1. Check off all you can do…
    1. 1I can sew.
    2. 2I can tie a man’s tie.
    3. 3I can make a meal without a recipe.
    4. 4I can build a fire.
    5. 5I can bandage a wound.
    6. 6I can navigate with an IRL map (NOT Google Maps).
    7. 7I can measure a piece of furniture to know if it fits in a space.
    8. 8I can change a tire.
    9. 9I know how to check oil in a car.
    10. 10I know the proper way to fold a fitted sheet.
    11. 11I know how to do laundry.
    12. 12I know how to iron a shirt.
    13. 13I know how to stop a toilet from overflowing.
    14. 14I know how to set up a wireless network.
    15. 15I know how to use Excel.
    16. 16I can create a basic website/blog.
    17. 17I know how to craft a résumé.
    18. 18I know how to cook eggs at least three different ways.
    19. 19I know how to use chopsticks.
    20. 20I know CPR.
    21. 21I know how to perform the Heimlich maneuver.
    22. 22I know how to calculate a tip.
    23. 23I can do a push-up.
    24. 24I can swim.
    25. 25I can drive.
    26. 26I can ride a bike.
    27. 27I can do basic math in my head.
    28. 28I can do long division on paper.
    29. 29I can keep a plant alive.
    30. 30I can make pasta without under- or overcooking it.
    31. 31I can tie a proper knot.
    32. 32I can open a champagne bottle.
    33. 33I can drive a stick shift.
    34. 34I can use both a Mac and PC.
    35. 35I can parallel park.
    36. 36I know when fruits and vegetables are ripe.
    37. 37I can assemble Ikea furniture by myself.
    38. 38I know what to do if you spill red wine on carpet.
    39. 39I know what to do to remove blood stains.
    40. 40I know how to jump-start a car.
    41. 41I know how to read and understand nutrition labels.
    42. 42I know what to do if I get in a car accident.
    43. 43I know how to budget. (Well, doesn’t mean you actually FOLLOW it, but you get how to…)
    44. 44I can write letters with few spelling and grammar errors.
    45. 45I can bargain at a flea market.
    46. 46I can carve a turkey or chicken.
    47. 47I know how to operate a fire extinguisher.
    48. 48I can use a sewing machine.
    49. 49I can successfully bake a cake with a recipe.
    50. 50I know how to properly set a table.
    51. 51I can adjust my Facebook privacy settings with ease.
    52. 52I know how to treat a bee sting.
    53. 53I understand what goes in the recycling versus trash.
    54. 54I know how how make a soft-, medium-, and hard-boiled egg.
    55. 55I know how to back up my information.
    56. 56I know how to update my phone.
    57. 57I understand how to manage/store my music and photos.
    58. 58I know how to use an electric drill.
    59. 59I know how to hang a picture.
    60. 60I can install something — like a shelf or curtain hooks — into the wall.
    61. 61I can braid hair.
    62. 62I can throw a football.
    63. 63I can set up a barbecue fire.
    64. 64I can cook meat to a desired level (rare, well-done, etc).
    65. 65I know how to make a mixed drink.
    66. 66I can do my taxes.
    67. 67I can change a diaper.
    68. 68I understand how to throw a punch.
    69. 69I can actually throw a punch.
    70. 70I can negotiate a raise.
    71. 71I can figure out which direction points north without a compass.
    72. 72I can navigate the subway without having to ask for help.
    73. 73I know how to send someone a large file.
    74. 74I know how to use Twitter.
    75. 75I understand what a 401(k) is.
    76. 76I understand how the stock market works.
    77. 77I understand the terms of my health insurance program.
    78. 78I know what an abnormal mole might look like.
    79. 79I can change a lightbulb.
    80. 80I can read a text and recall the most important details.
    81. 81I can do an pretty decent dive into a pool.
    82. 82I can ski.
    83. 83I can recognize (but not necessarily speak) languages like Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
    84. 84I know how to clean the filters in my vacuum.
    85. 85I can replace a vacuum belt.
    86. 86I know how to paint a room.
    87. 87If named a state in the U.S., I could describe where it is.
    88. 88If named a country in Europe, I could describe where it is.
    89. 89I could draw a basic map of the world.
    90. 90I know how to play sudoku.
    91. 91I know how to polish silver.
    92. 92I know how to eat a lobster.
    93. 93I can fix a leaky faucet.
    94. 94I know how to use the internet — beyond Google — for finding things.
    95. 95I am good at finding exactly what I’m looking for online.
    96. 96I can wrap a gift (and it won’t look like someone with no fingers wrapped it).
    97. 97I have been able to get around in a foreign country by myself with ease.
    98. 98I can remove a splinter.
    99. 99I know how to properly clean (the exterior) of my computer and electronic devices.
    100. 100I understand how a mortgage works.

Note: It appears that women acquire far more talents to survive on their own than men. How many skills do you think a normal man could accumulate on average?

French assassins trained by British secret services since 1942…

From 1952 to 1962, during the independence movements of the various French colonies around the world, the French secret services SDECE assassinated over 200 political leaders and arms dealers.

The oversea French Empire stretched from East Asia (Viet Nam, Cambodia), Western Africa, Central Africa (of Omar Bango), North Africa, Syria, Lebanon, Polynasian Islands, Latin America…

Winston Churchill ordered the British secret services in 1942 (during WWII) to train French assassins from the Corsica and Sicilian mafias and gangs and expedite them to eliminate German spies and French leaders who were pro the Vichy government.

Amiral Darlan was assassinated in Dec. 1942 by Fernand Bonnier de la Chapelle because Churchill disapproved of Roosevelt’s option of selecting Darlan as President of France after the war ends.

The Maghreb States of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia suffered the most from the terror tactics and inhuman torture methods of the French assassins hired from among the mafias and gangs.

A few of the victims are: Omar Drissi, Ahmed Slaoui, Baby Berrada, Tahar Sebti, Farhat Hached, Ben Barka

A few of the assassins are: Tony (Antoine Melero in “The Red Hand”), Colonel Paul Paillole in “Services speciaux”, Emile Buisson, Abel Danos, Louis Raggio, Joe Renucci, Mathieu Zampa, Meme Guerini, Robert Arthur Blemant, George Thierry d’Argenlieu, Dolan, Marcel Le Roy Finville, Jacques Abtey, Marco Calvert, Gaston Boue-Lahorgue, Marcel Hongrois, Jose Salord, Alexandre Tislenkoff, Christian David, Francois Marcantoni, Ange Simonpierri, Marcel Francisci, Dominique Ventura, Jo Attia of the Lepie Street gang, Henry Fille-Lambie (alias Morlane or Capt. Fillette), Bob Maloubier

Michael Foot in “SOE in France” mentioned the meeting of the circle “Murder Incorporation” in Marseilles in 1952. The CIA representative Irving Brown, Lucky Luciano, Robert Arthur Blemant, representatives of the clans Orsini, Gurrini, Renucci, and Calenzana… met and decided on a grand plan of murder activities.

The long-term objective of this circle was to “free” the major ports in the Mediterranean Sea from the hold of the “leftist” and communist syndicates by murdering and dispersing the leaders of these syndicates.

This was the beginning of what will be called “The French Connection” for trafficking opium, heroine and cocaine all over the world, and particularly to NYC and Miami.

In Viet Nam, the French reopened the opium usage, traffic and cultivation in order to finance the costly illegal activities. The French authority and troops cooperated with the Binh Xuyen pirates to dominate the distribution of opium in Saigon and to export the surpluses to Marseilles. General Salan was commander in Saigon and was an addicted opium user, several times a day.

In Algeria, the rebel French army formed the OAS under the leadership of Challe, Susini, Degueldre, Salan, Jouhaud… in order to oppose de Gaulle decision to give Algeria its independence.

In March 1962, street to street battles in the Capital Algeria confronted French soldiers from both sides, loyalist and rebel forces, a war that generated 60 killed and 200 injured.

The French secret services Service Action, headed by Foccart, dispatched its assassins and killed many of the rebel army leaders.

In May 1962, a cease fire with the Algerian independent factions was signed, a deal that was to retain a temporary French troops for 3 years in order to achieve “smooth” transition for the repatriation of the Pieds Noirs (French who colonized Algeria since the mid of the 19th century) and the Harkis (Algerian soldiers within the French troops).

The smooth deal never materialized and 400,000 French Pieds Noirs “citizens”, who never set foot in France, had to transfer within 3 months and relocate in their “homeland”. This war of independence lasted 7 years and the toll was over 500,000 Algerian killed along with 35,000 French troops and cooperators.

Mind you that in 1962, France of de Gaulle started its open air nuclear testing in Algeria. The indigenous people were not warned of what’s happening and even the French soldiers were not briefed of the danger of exposure to contamination.  The documentary showed French soldiers in shorts and short sleeves after the nuclear explosion.

Soldiers are the vast pool of citizens to be abused of and sacrificed for the sake of the Emperor, and they were not told of the danger in order not to frighten the other groups who will be dispatched for the over 160 nuclear tests conducted within the decade. And the government never acknowledged that their ailments were caused by the nuclear radio-activities.

In the French Polynesian Islands, entire islands exploded and the neighboring indigenous people were not warned of the nuclear explosion and left to die in the days and months later. No treatment or care were invested on these people who chanted the Marseillaise whole heatedly when French personalities visited the islands.

Mind you that it was France that dotted Israel with its nuclear plant in the 60’s and armed Israel with all kinds of weapons.

Most of the French politicians supported the activities of these  assassin and waited anxiously the results, politicians such as Guy Mollet, Mendes France, Mitterand, Chaban-Delmas, Jules Moch, Michel Debre

Note: Information from part of this post was taken from the French book “The cleaners: spies, rascals, crooks… at the service of the French government” by David Defendi




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