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Becoming a saturation diver is like becoming a Navy SEAL. It takes 100% dedication and isn't cheap or easy.

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I have to admit the saturation diver claim is suspect. You don't just get training and become a saturation diver. You have to get training, start out as a tender and then eventually break out and become a commercial diver or underwater welder. Then after a few years you become a saturation diver. It's the major leagues of diving. This is how it was explained to me by a commercial diver.

Now, if Nola went to commercial dive school with the intent of becoming a saturation diver somewhere down the line and it never happened, that would make more sense.








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Would like to believe hes the real deal.

That said I have known people in real life who constructed outrageous lies about their pasts, so it's not like meeting someone proves their past. I dont know anything about saturation diving or being a yacht captain etc so I'll stay in my lane there.
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(06-03-2018 08:12 PM)nola Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 08:03 PM)nomadbrah Wrote:  Ok.

I just want to make sure I understand this.

- You are a Physics graduate from MIT
- You are one of 500 worldwide captains of megayachts
- You are one of 336 saturation divers in the US
- You have worked as a private contractor for the Navy
- You have been deployed twice in Afghanistan while in college
- You have served 7 years in the French Foreign Legion
- You own 3 condos in the US and a sailboat that you charter (but live in a $175 Kharkiv apartment)
- You are friends with high ranking Ukraine officials

Do I have this correctly?

You're pulling a lot of things out of context plus addressed your questions in full but yeah sure I'll claim it for the sake of it.

I don't really need to prove anything to you, also I actually do offer to meet people off the forum and actually have.

No, I am putting things into context.

I am letting people know, just what the likelihood are of you having done the things you claim.

Just doing one of the things above is a tall order for almost everyone.

Doing them all is an incredible feat.

I will leave the above so that people can make up their minds as to what is realistic or not.

You said you were a captain for 8 years including a captain on the Maltese Falcon, but you were not. Fact. You now say you were a deckhand. You were not a captain. You said you were a captain.

Where you a saturation diver? Described as one of the most dangerous and demanding jobs. A job which pays $1500 a day to the 300 saturation divers in the entire country.

Of course, everything just happens for you, but for other guys, it doesn't seem so easy:

http://www.ukdiving.co.uk/forums/topic.php?t_id=5983

Quote:If you really want to become a sat diver, the generally recognised routes are:

1. Join the Royal Navy/Army Engineers, become a diver, when you leave do the commercial diving course, spend years doing poorly-paid inshore work, get a break, spend years doing poorly-paid offshore work, get a break, spend all your money/get a loan do your sat course, 50/50 chance you you get regular sat work.

2. Become a recognised tradesman, get bored, do the commercial diving course, spend years doing poorly-paid inshore work, get a break, spend years doing poorly-paid offshore work, get a break, spend all your money/get a loan do your sat course, 50/50 chance you you get regular sat work.

It's incredible, you're a MIT physisict, a military contractor, a real estate mogul, foreign legion vet, former superyacht captain, hob nob with the Ukrainian government and yet you live in a $175 apartment in a third rate city in a war torn country.
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(06-03-2018 06:00 PM)Going strong Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 05:40 PM)ProGambler Wrote:  I had my doubts
. Jumping out of a plane into the Atlantic (when stationed in Corsica) and the legion bothering to come to get you... a bridge too far. Good detective work.

As Nola's (self-appointed) forum lawyer, I have to answer this one, a tough one, granted: Jumping out of a plane into the Atlantic (when stationed in Corsica) Confused

My lawyer's answer is: There was a strong wind, westward, and parachutes do drift.

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I'll answer that for you, I never said the jump was in Corsica, 2e REP is based in Corsica and the brunt of our jump school plus MFF is done there. That incident actually took place off of French Guiana.
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RE: How to Join the French Foreign Legion
(06-03-2018 08:46 PM)nomadbrah Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 08:12 PM)nola Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 08:03 PM)nomadbrah Wrote:  Ok.

I just want to make sure I understand this.

- You are a Physics graduate from MIT
- You are one of 500 worldwide captains of megayachts
- You are one of 336 saturation divers in the US
- You have worked as a private contractor for the Navy
- You have been deployed twice in Afghanistan while in college
- You have served 7 years in the French Foreign Legion
- You own 3 condos in the US and a sailboat that you charter (but live in a $175 Kharkiv apartment)
- You are friends with high ranking Ukraine officials

Do I have this correctly?

You're pulling a lot of things out of context plus addressed your questions in full but yeah sure I'll claim it for the sake of it.

I don't really need to prove anything to you, also I actually do offer to meet people off the forum and actually have.

No, I am putting things into context.

I am letting people know, just what the likelihood are of you having done the things you claim.

Just doing one of the things above is a tall order for almost everyone.

Doing them all is an incredible feat.

I will leave the above so that people can make up their minds as to what is realistic or not.

You said you were a captain for 8 years including a captain on the Maltese Falcon, but you were not. Fact. You now say you were a deckhand. You were not a captain. You said you were a captain.

Where you a saturation diver? Described as one of the most dangerous and demanding jobs. A job which pays $1500 a day to the 300 saturation divers in the entire country.

Of course, everything just happens for you, but for other guys, it doesn't seem so easy:

http://www.ukdiving.co.uk/forums/topic.php?t_id=5983

Quote:If you really want to become a sat diver, the generally recognised routes are:

1. Join the Royal Navy/Army Engineers, become a diver, when you leave do the commercial diving course, spend years doing poorly-paid inshore work, get a break, spend years doing poorly-paid offshore work, get a break, spend all your money/get a loan do your sat course, 50/50 chance you you get regular sat work.

2. Become a recognised tradesman, get bored, do the commercial diving course, spend years doing poorly-paid inshore work, get a break, spend years doing poorly-paid offshore work, get a break, spend all your money/get a loan do your sat course, 50/50 chance you you get regular sat work.

It's incredible, you're a MIT physisict, a military contractor, a real estate mogul, foreign legion vet, former superyacht captain, hob nob with the Ukrainian government and yet you live in a $175 apartment in a third rate city in a war torn country.

The likelihood you've met anyone off the forum is exactly 0. Nola is more credible (if we go by odds) than you.

Debunk the datasheet and then go after the other claims. The thing is no one has debunked the datasheet... maybe I'm wrong.

Where's the incongruity in it?
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@NomadBrah you clearly have not been to Kharkiv and likely Ukraine, Kharkiv not a war torn city. Any forum member that's been there can confirm that.

It's incredible, you're a MIT physisict, a military contractor, a real estate mogul, foreign legion vet, former superyacht captain, hob nob with the Ukrainian government and yet you live in a $175 apartment in a third rate city in a war torn country.

You're clearly putting things into your context to discredit me on a internet forum, I'm really going to speculate on why you care about me so much. You actually put more effort into getting to know me than my last girlfriend. For that matter I'm very flattered.

If anyone actually reads your string of post and how I address your questions or clarify my past post I clearly lay out answers for you.

You remind me of arguing with some women over the gender pay gap. You're going to take everything I say and angle it to your narrative.

If you'd like I'll be your forum husband, we can the first virtual gay relationship on rooshv if he'll allow it. You can nag me about where I've been and what I've been doing every time I'm offline.
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(06-03-2018 08:54 PM)Dragan Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 08:46 PM)nomadbrah Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 08:12 PM)nola Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 08:03 PM)nomadbrah Wrote:  Ok.

I just want to make sure I understand this.

- You are a Physics graduate from MIT
- You are one of 500 worldwide captains of megayachts
- You are one of 336 saturation divers in the US
- You have worked as a private contractor for the Navy
- You have been deployed twice in Afghanistan while in college
- You have served 7 years in the French Foreign Legion
- You own 3 condos in the US and a sailboat that you charter (but live in a $175 Kharkiv apartment)
- You are friends with high ranking Ukraine officials

Do I have this correctly?

You're pulling a lot of things out of context plus addressed your questions in full but yeah sure I'll claim it for the sake of it.

I don't really need to prove anything to you, also I actually do offer to meet people off the forum and actually have.

No, I am putting things into context.

I am letting people know, just what the likelihood are of you having done the things you claim.

Just doing one of the things above is a tall order for almost everyone.

Doing them all is an incredible feat.

I will leave the above so that people can make up their minds as to what is realistic or not.

You said you were a captain for 8 years including a captain on the Maltese Falcon, but you were not. Fact. You now say you were a deckhand. You were not a captain. You said you were a captain.

Where you a saturation diver? Described as one of the most dangerous and demanding jobs. A job which pays $1500 a day to the 300 saturation divers in the entire country.

Of course, everything just happens for you, but for other guys, it doesn't seem so easy:

http://www.ukdiving.co.uk/forums/topic.php?t_id=5983

Quote:If you really want to become a sat diver, the generally recognised routes are:

1. Join the Royal Navy/Army Engineers, become a diver, when you leave do the commercial diving course, spend years doing poorly-paid inshore work, get a break, spend years doing poorly-paid offshore work, get a break, spend all your money/get a loan do your sat course, 50/50 chance you you get regular sat work.

2. Become a recognised tradesman, get bored, do the commercial diving course, spend years doing poorly-paid inshore work, get a break, spend years doing poorly-paid offshore work, get a break, spend all your money/get a loan do your sat course, 50/50 chance you you get regular sat work.

It's incredible, you're a MIT physisict, a military contractor, a real estate mogul, foreign legion vet, former superyacht captain, hob nob with the Ukrainian government and yet you live in a $175 apartment in a third rate city in a war torn country.

The likelihood you've met anyone off the forum is exactly 0. Nola is more credible (if we go by odds) than you.

Debunk the datasheet and then go after the other claims. The thing is no one has debunked the datasheet... maybe I'm wrong.

Where's the incongruity in it?

Yeah mate, you go right ahead.

Contrary to Nola, I am not asking other forum members to "fill out 300 pages of private information" for a job that requires "government clearance", while living in a $175 apartment in a shithole wartorn country in a third tier city.

Neither am I entertaining forum members with tall tales of knowing "high ranking Ukraine embassy employees" who offer to introduce SuperiorClimber to "many european officials".

Where?

When?

How?

Why?

You just go right ahead and trust this guy Dragan, but unlike you, I've seen and met enough "former SAS members" or people with "connections high up" and "big plans" in shithole expat destinations around the world. When they live in $175 apartments, then I know they're full of shit.

Edit: I'm going to bed and not answering until tomorrow. Roosh can judge if he feels there needs to be judging.
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(06-03-2018 09:03 PM)nomadbrah Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 08:54 PM)Dragan Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 08:46 PM)nomadbrah Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 08:12 PM)nola Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 08:03 PM)nomadbrah Wrote:  Ok.

I just want to make sure I understand this.

- You are a Physics graduate from MIT
- You are one of 500 worldwide captains of megayachts
- You are one of 336 saturation divers in the US
- You have worked as a private contractor for the Navy
- You have been deployed twice in Afghanistan while in college
- You have served 7 years in the French Foreign Legion
- You own 3 condos in the US and a sailboat that you charter (but live in a $175 Kharkiv apartment)
- You are friends with high ranking Ukraine officials

Do I have this correctly?

You're pulling a lot of things out of context plus addressed your questions in full but yeah sure I'll claim it for the sake of it.

I don't really need to prove anything to you, also I actually do offer to meet people off the forum and actually have.

No, I am putting things into context.

I am letting people know, just what the likelihood are of you having done the things you claim.

Just doing one of the things above is a tall order for almost everyone.

Doing them all is an incredible feat.

I will leave the above so that people can make up their minds as to what is realistic or not.

You said you were a captain for 8 years including a captain on the Maltese Falcon, but you were not. Fact. You now say you were a deckhand. You were not a captain. You said you were a captain.

Where you a saturation diver? Described as one of the most dangerous and demanding jobs. A job which pays $1500 a day to the 300 saturation divers in the entire country.

Of course, everything just happens for you, but for other guys, it doesn't seem so easy:

http://www.ukdiving.co.uk/forums/topic.php?t_id=5983

Quote:If you really want to become a sat diver, the generally recognised routes are:

1. Join the Royal Navy/Army Engineers, become a diver, when you leave do the commercial diving course, spend years doing poorly-paid inshore work, get a break, spend years doing poorly-paid offshore work, get a break, spend all your money/get a loan do your sat course, 50/50 chance you you get regular sat work.

2. Become a recognised tradesman, get bored, do the commercial diving course, spend years doing poorly-paid inshore work, get a break, spend years doing poorly-paid offshore work, get a break, spend all your money/get a loan do your sat course, 50/50 chance you you get regular sat work.

It's incredible, you're a MIT physisict, a military contractor, a real estate mogul, foreign legion vet, former superyacht captain, hob nob with the Ukrainian government and yet you live in a $175 apartment in a third rate city in a war torn country.

The likelihood you've met anyone off the forum is exactly 0. Nola is more credible (if we go by odds) than you.

Debunk the datasheet and then go after the other claims. The thing is no one has debunked the datasheet... maybe I'm wrong.

Where's the incongruity in it?

Yeah mate, you go right ahead.

Contrary to Nola, I am not asking other forum members to "fill out 300 pages of private information" for a job that requires "government clearance", while living in a $175 apartment in a shithole wartorn country in a third tier city.

Neither am I entertaining forum members with tall tales of knowing "high ranking Ukraine embassy employees" who offer to introduce SuperiorClimber to "many european officials".

Where?

When?

How?

Why?

You just go right ahead and trust this guy Dragan, but unlike you, I've seen and met enough "former SAS members" or people with "connections high up" and "big plans" in shithole expat destinations around the world. When they live in $175 apartments, then I know they're full of shit.

Edit: I'm going to bed and not answering until tomorrow. Roosh can judge if he feels there needs to be judging.

You are gonna get what you want bro, attention.

I live in a shithole man and I love it. Where do you live? And who have you met? Who will vouch for you, you’re just an internet poster to me at this point. Offer stands, come meet me in Belgrade, I’ll show you a good time.

Have you been drinking? You’re on a posting spree. Me, I was gaming 6 hours and come back to see a great data sheet savaged single-handedly by you. Congrats on that by the way

Kharkiv is safe man, looks like you haven't been keeping up with the war in Ukraine. That’s ok, most haven’t.

I know some high ranking officials man, it’s not hard over here in Eastern Europe. Hey, but what the fuck do I know… I’m just some random internet poster that no one has ever met.

I live in a pretty cheap apartment so take a shot at me as well. I like value. Imagine that? People living in Eastern Europe as expats like value… Hmmm..

I’d like to hear your responses man, you sound like you’re not too busy. Make the arguments yourself.
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RE: How to Join the French Foreign Legion
Apparently, when he said he captained the yacht, it was a case where he was the most junior crew member who could have a stint in charge of the bridge. I imagine this was in conditions of routine operations, just to give the more senior crew a break.

If someone says they captained a yacht, it sounds like he was the captain, so it was somewhat misleading, but may be technically correct wording.

Some of his other stories may fit the same pattern of being based on truth, but told in a way that makes it sound like more. I'm sure everyone assumed the 6 years in the Navy with multiple deployments was a fulltime enlistment, not reserves. I'd say it was told in a way that allowed that misconception. However, a lot of reservists were deployed 10-15 years ago, so the story is realistic.

Dragan is for real, so if he can vouch for nola, I'd say that's a solid endorsement. Even when you know the slightly less amazing details, it sounds like nola has had an exceptional life. I hope he's confirmed as legit.

He ought to get a bunch of meetups to prove he's legit, then get a job as a NASA test pilot for real!

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(06-03-2018 08:04 PM)nola Wrote:  Also yes I did do a deckhand stint on Tom Perkins yacht when he still owned it. I have pictures on it in dress whites.

So then why did you get the size wrong? Thats a world famous boat, and if you worked on it, especially on the deck crew, you'd know that from day one. You scrubbed all 289 feet of it.

Thats like Dale Earnhardt saying "I think it was a Chevy" that he won the Daytona 500 in.

Thats one of the biggest most magnificent boats out there,some facts you just don't screw up.

And we can't ask Tom Perkins. Sonofabitch is dead.

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(06-03-2018 08:42 PM)renotime Wrote:  I have to admit the saturation diver claim is suspect. You don't just get training and become a saturation diver. You have to get training, start out as a tender and then eventually break out and become a commercial diver or underwater welder. Then after a few years you become a saturation diver. It's the major leagues of diving. This is how it was explained to me by a commercial diver.

Now, if Nola went to commercial dive school with the intent of becoming a saturation diver somewhere down the line and it never happened, that would make more sense.








You're correct

Read my post nomadbrah sited where I simply offered advice on the topic as I used to hang out with a lot of career commercial divers. I did go to commercial diving school while in college in the US for an ADC cert. I also later went to INPP in France while in the Legion for saturation training outside of my requirements in because I was training in Marseilles for the Legion.

In the Legion we are allowed to get continued education after a curtain point. I got the training which required two bell bounce dives and I completed to full stint dives to qualify for my DCBC requirements and HSE.

People in the service can go to college even when active duty the Legion will allow you to continue education during your down time on you're own dime. In fact we were encouraged to do it.

It's not like becoming a civilian Captain where all you need is another licensed Captain to sign off on your time and the gross tonnage of the vessel you worked on. At least that's how the USCG does it.
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(06-03-2018 08:27 PM)Leonard D Neubache Wrote:  I only have one question.

What's the colour of the boathouse at Hereford?

What's the colour of the boathouse at Hereford?!

let me ask my favorite British friend and I'll get back to you on that.
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It seems like a potentially redundant request now. I tend to take Kona as an authority on nautical matters despite wanting to believe. I'm going to ask anyway.

Nola, if that is your real name, what were the rumblings if any among your fellow Legionnaires regarding the French protests in late 2016 that resulted in General Piquemal being arrested and his subsequent (and sudden) change of heart regarding his future as an activist.
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(06-03-2018 08:27 PM)Leonard D Neubache Wrote:  I only have one question.

What's the colour of the boathouse at Hereford?

What's the colour of the boathouse at Hereford?!



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(06-03-2018 09:41 PM)Kona Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 08:04 PM)nola Wrote:  Also yes I did do a deckhand stint on Tom Perkins yacht when he still owned it. I have pictures on it in dress whites.

So then why did you get the size wrong? Thats a world famous boat, and if you worked on it, especially on the deck crew, you'd know that from day one. You scrubbed all 289 feet of it.

Thats like Dale Earnhardt saying "I think it was a Chevy" that he won the Daytona 500 in.

Thats one of the biggest most magnificent boats out there,some facts you just don't screw up.

And we can't ask Tom Perkins. Sonofabitch is dead.

Aloha!

Because Tom Perkins vessel was not the vessel I was referring to. The vessel I worked a couple of charters on in Split while in college was owned by the founder of a semi-conductor company. I crewed on Tom Perkins vessel when he had it in Newport RI along with his old Expedition vessel. Tom who also went to MIT gave MIT students all kinds of opportunities.

Also no I did not have to scrub the Maltese Falcon topsides, I actually polished her engines with the engineering crew.

If I gave out every single unique detail of my work history, training, dates ect... on the forum it would not be hard to figure out who I am. My bio is on the internet, I'm going to protect my anonymity.

As I've said I'm willing to meet people and offer to without being asked and I have picture proof of my history and carry identification among other things on my person that would leave anyone that is willing to meet in person without question that I am who I say I am.

Either that or I'm the worlds greatest con artist. Frank Abagnale was great but he wouldn't have shit on me if I'm full of shit.
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(06-03-2018 08:27 PM)Leonard D Neubache Wrote:  I only have one question.

What's the colour of the boathouse at Hereford?

What's the colour of the boathouse at Hereford?!



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You just got ambushed by a fucking cup of coffee!

You want to know the only thing you can assume about a broken down old man? It's that he's a survivor.
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RE: How to Join the French Foreign Legion
Well, you seem like you're on the level, Nola. But you can understand how people might be a little incredulous...nothing personal, man.

I never doubted your being a Legionnaire. The details you gave had the ring of truth and I thought so from the get-go.

All I can say about your MIT life is that things must have changed a lot since the late 80s. When I was there, all the undergraduates either lived in the dorms or in frat houses. That was it.

I never heard of anyone living unauthorized on Harvard grounds. I'm not saying you didn't, but only that I never heard of anyone doing anything like that.

Anyway, you deserve the benefit of the doubt until clear proof surfaces otherwise.

I will shut my mouth.

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RE: How to Join the French Foreign Legion
(06-03-2018 09:42 PM)nola Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 08:42 PM)renotime Wrote:  I have to admit the saturation diver claim is suspect. You don't just get training and become a saturation diver. You have to get training, start out as a tender and then eventually break out and become a commercial diver or underwater welder. Then after a few years you become a saturation diver. It's the major leagues of diving. This is how it was explained to me by a commercial diver.

Now, if Nola went to commercial dive school with the intent of becoming a saturation diver somewhere down the line and it never happened, that would make more sense.








You're correct

Read my post nomadbrah sited where I simply offered advice on the topic as I used to hang out with a lot of career commercial divers. I did go to commercial diving school while in college in the US for an ADC cert. I also later went to INPP in France while in the Legion for saturation training outside of my requirements in because I was training in Marseilles for the Legion.

In the Legion we are allowed to get continued education after a curtain point. I got the training which required two bell bounce dives and I completed to full stint dives to qualify for my DCBC requirements and HSE.

People in the service can go to college even when active duty the Legion will allow you to continue education during your down time on you're own dime. In fact we were encouraged to do it.

It's not like becoming a civilian Captain where all you need is another licensed Captain to sign off on your time and the gross tonnage of the vessel you worked on. At least that's how the USCG does it.

Fair enough.

(05-14-2018 10:16 PM)renotime Wrote:  
(05-13-2018 08:56 AM)nola Wrote:  I'm a 10 year JSOC veteran which included several years serving in a Foreign military outside the US.

What? I thought JSOC was only made up of branches of the American military.

Could you elaborate on this? By JSOC do you mean Joint Special Operations Command?

You want to know the only thing you can assume about a broken down old man? It's that he's a survivor.
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RE: How to Join the French Foreign Legion
(06-03-2018 10:00 PM)nola Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 09:41 PM)Kona Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 08:04 PM)nola Wrote:  Also yes I did do a deckhand stint on Tom Perkins yacht when he still owned it. I have pictures on it in dress whites.

So then why did you get the size wrong? Thats a world famous boat, and if you worked on it, especially on the deck crew, you'd know that from day one. You scrubbed all 289 feet of it.

Thats like Dale Earnhardt saying "I think it was a Chevy" that he won the Daytona 500 in.

Thats one of the biggest most magnificent boats out there,some facts you just don't screw up.

And we can't ask Tom Perkins. Sonofabitch is dead.

Aloha!

Because Tom Perkins vessel was not the vessel I was referring to. The vessel I worked a couple of charters on in Split while in college was owned by the founder of a semi-conductor company. I crewed on Tom Perkins vessel when he had it in Newport RI along with his old Expedition vessel. Tom who also went to MIT gave MIT students all kinds of opportunities.

Oh now you're back peddling. Tom Perkins also owned the aforementioned Maltese Falcon.

Real simple, since all of their stats are easily visible online, which 264 foot vessel made by Perini Navi did you work on?

Ever person involved in yachting, charter fishing, ca-fucking-noeing, stand up paddle boarding, aircraft carrier whatevering knows exactly the length of the boat they are on. Especially one as famous as that. Did you say "hello ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard the Maltese falcon, it has a bunch of sails and its really really long" hell no, you get the stats right.

And why name drop Tom Perkins at all? Figure people would just glance at the wikipedia? Hence, if you can give out that info, there's no reason you can't give out the boats name.

Until then:

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RE: How to Join the French Foreign Legion
(06-03-2018 09:03 PM)nomadbrah Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 08:54 PM)Dragan Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 08:46 PM)nomadbrah Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 08:12 PM)nola Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 08:03 PM)nomadbrah Wrote:  Ok.

I just want to make sure I understand this.

- You are a Physics graduate from MIT
- You are one of 500 worldwide captains of megayachts
- You are one of 336 saturation divers in the US
- You have worked as a private contractor for the Navy
- You have been deployed twice in Afghanistan while in college
- You have served 7 years in the French Foreign Legion
- You own 3 condos in the US and a sailboat that you charter (but live in a $175 Kharkiv apartment)
- You are friends with high ranking Ukraine officials

Do I have this correctly?

You're pulling a lot of things out of context plus addressed your questions in full but yeah sure I'll claim it for the sake of it.

I don't really need to prove anything to you, also I actually do offer to meet people off the forum and actually have.

No, I am putting things into context.

I am letting people know, just what the likelihood are of you having done the things you claim.

Just doing one of the things above is a tall order for almost everyone.

Doing them all is an incredible feat.

I will leave the above so that people can make up their minds as to what is realistic or not.

You said you were a captain for 8 years including a captain on the Maltese Falcon, but you were not. Fact. You now say you were a deckhand. You were not a captain. You said you were a captain.

Where you a saturation diver? Described as one of the most dangerous and demanding jobs. A job which pays $1500 a day to the 300 saturation divers in the entire country.

Of course, everything just happens for you, but for other guys, it doesn't seem so easy:

http://www.ukdiving.co.uk/forums/topic.php?t_id=5983

Quote:If you really want to become a sat diver, the generally recognised routes are:

1. Join the Royal Navy/Army Engineers, become a diver, when you leave do the commercial diving course, spend years doing poorly-paid inshore work, get a break, spend years doing poorly-paid offshore work, get a break, spend all your money/get a loan do your sat course, 50/50 chance you you get regular sat work.

2. Become a recognised tradesman, get bored, do the commercial diving course, spend years doing poorly-paid inshore work, get a break, spend years doing poorly-paid offshore work, get a break, spend all your money/get a loan do your sat course, 50/50 chance you you get regular sat work.

It's incredible, you're a MIT physisict, a military contractor, a real estate mogul, foreign legion vet, former superyacht captain, hob nob with the Ukrainian government and yet you live in a $175 apartment in a third rate city in a war torn country.

The likelihood you've met anyone off the forum is exactly 0. Nola is more credible (if we go by odds) than you.

Debunk the datasheet and then go after the other claims. The thing is no one has debunked the datasheet... maybe I'm wrong.

Where's the incongruity in it?

Yeah mate, you go right ahead.

Contrary to Nola, I am not asking other forum members to "fill out 300 pages of private information" for a job that requires "government clearance", while living in a $175 apartment in a shithole wartorn country in a third tier city.

Neither am I entertaining forum members with tall tales of knowing "high ranking Ukraine embassy employees" who offer to introduce SuperiorClimber to "many european officials".

Where?

When?

How?

Why?

You just go right ahead and trust this guy Dragan, but unlike you, I've seen and met enough "former SAS members" or people with "connections high up" and "big plans" in shithole expat destinations around the world. When they live in $175 apartments, then I know they're full of shit.

Edit: I'm going to bed and not answering until tomorrow. Roosh can judge if he feels there needs to be judging.

Now you're going after me for something someone that knows me said as if I was bragging about knowing people that work in embassies? a new forum member whom applied for a job to work with me before he was a forum member.

I did not meet SuperiorClimber on the forum. So no, I'm not asking random forum members to apply for jobs and submit 300 pages of documents information to the government.

Also I live in Ukraine, speak the language and I don't pay foreigner prices. I also live alone so I don't need a lot of space.

I also live in the war torn city of Kharkiv so I better be paying shit money for my flat. When I'm home I can't sleep from all the constant laughing of children while playing on swing sets.

Also I don't know how foreign British SAS live when they become expats because I've yet to ever meet a British SAS expat. I do know they get paid a lot better than the French Foreign Legion.

I do have a former vice president of a European Bank that lives in my building in Kharkiv with his wife and kid. He told me he pays about $250 month for the extra bedroom. He lives there because it's next to the Jewish school his child goes to.

Other than forum members I meet or if I'm being introduced by a mutual friend to someone I actually never tell people I'm former military because there is no point even if they tell me they were former military.

I simply wanted to share some data with some guys who might be lurking or might be looking for a way to something else some data about the French Foreign Legion. Enough guys on here that met me asked me to provide a datasheet on it because they were interested so I spent 4 or 5 hours hacking together the best one I could and did my best to conceal and share enough data about myself and the process.

If you ever actually travel to Eastern Europe I'll be happy to meet you in person. Or if you PM me your neck of the woods, if I pass through there I'll let you know.

I'm not going to provide any personal data to anyone not willing to meet me in person. I'm going to want their personal info in return as an insurance policy if they are going to want to see my personal data. Pretty simple offer anyone can choose to accept or not. Otherwise I'll share a few drinks and game with anyone.
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RE: How to Join the French Foreign Legion
(06-03-2018 10:23 PM)renotime Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 09:42 PM)nola Wrote:  
(06-03-2018 08:42 PM)renotime Wrote:  I have to admit the saturation diver claim is suspect. You don't just get training and become a saturation diver. You have to get training, start out as a tender and then eventually break out and become a commercial diver or underwater welder. Then after a few years you become a saturation diver. It's the major leagues of diving. This is how it was explained to me by a commercial diver.

Now, if Nola went to commercial dive school with the intent of becoming a saturation diver somewhere down the line and it never happened, that would make more sense.








You're correct

Read my post nomadbrah sited where I simply offered advice on the topic as I used to hang out with a lot of career commercial divers. I did go to commercial diving school while in college in the US for an ADC cert. I also later went to INPP in France while in the Legion for saturation training outside of my requirements in because I was training in Marseilles for the Legion.

In the Legion we are allowed to get continued education after a curtain point. I got the training which required two bell bounce dives and I completed to full stint dives to qualify for my DCBC requirements and HSE.

People in the service can go to college even when active duty the Legion will allow you to continue education during your down time on you're own dime. In fact we were encouraged to do it.

It's not like becoming a civilian Captain where all you need is another licensed Captain to sign off on your time and the gross tonnage of the vessel you worked on. At least that's how the USCG does it.

Fair enough.

(05-14-2018 10:16 PM)renotime Wrote:  
(05-13-2018 08:56 AM)nola Wrote:  I'm a 10 year JSOC veteran which included several years serving in a Foreign military outside the US.

What? I thought JSOC was only made up of branches of the American military.

Could you elaborate on this? By JSOC do you mean Joint Special Operations Command?

JSOC is made up of only US military but allied forces also participate in JSOC operations in fact a lot of special forces (US Army), special warfare (US Navy) and special operations (Marine Force Recon and Airforce PJ's, FAC or CC) will train at the Legions jungle course in French Guiana.

We also share FOB's in Africa and the Middle East and by default participate in patrols and operations together.

Notice I said 10 years as well my first 2.78263782 years in the US Navy reserves was working as a regular Navy hospital corpsman and went greenside later in the reserves and was assigned to FMFLant with the USMC which is part of JSOC I actually wrote about this in my original post. My first deployment I worked in a mother baby unit.
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OP in the center:

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I think Nola's legit.

I'm starting to like this dude. Cool as a cucumber. He has that "fuck you" attitude that is an unmistakable giveaway of someone with nothing to prove. You only get that attitude one way: paying your dues.

Yeah, sure, he might be a little bit wacky, but hell, can't hold that against him. So aren't all of us here, in one way or another.

Let's move on and tell some Legion stories.

I don't know shit about the Legion, except for one story I heard when I was Camp Lejeune in 1994. Here's the story.

One of my buddies had come back from some jungle warfare training in French Guiana. I guess the Legion trains there or runs it or something. Anyway, my buddy was there and told me that the Legion dudes were true bad-asses. Some of them were crazy as hell.

He said that once, they were in some sort of swamp and had some free time. One Legionnaire got bored and wanted to see if there were caymans or crocodiles in the swamp. So he found some stray cat, tied a rope around its neck, and threw it in the water to see if crocs would be attracted to the splashing and come to get it.

That's all I remember of the story, as it was told to me.

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Perhaps we should get these guys involved:

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