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#1
General discussion / Re: 2024
February 29, 2024, 11:59:23 AM
I've cut out crisps, cheese and white bread, diet is better now but need to get the excerise going, don't feel sharp and realise how unhealthy I was now given I've lost 12kgs and still feel feel overweight and unhealthy. Its a marathon...
#2
General discussion / Re: 2024
February 29, 2024, 10:03:03 AM
Quote from: PadraicHenryPearse on January 31, 2024, 09:29:59 AM
Quote from: PadraicHenryPearse on January 03, 2024, 11:48:03 AMJust to have it in writing somewhere but almost certain I have done this on this forum before.

Aims for 2024 -

1. Give more to Charity (time and financially)
2. Better diet - i tend to binge and in the evening im letal. dpn't eat too many takeaways or drink much.
3. More excerise - get back out to the soccer and dads and lads gaa - changed jobs in August and not been out since. Run a 5km.
4. Drop 20-25 kgs. 121kgs now. I tend to spend the year between 111-121kgs like a yo-yo. achieved through 2/3. Alot more than others are hoping for.
5. Will hopefully have a healthy new addition to the family this year so need to do more with the 3 year old and help out more around the house.
6. Continue to boycott and encourage others to boycott Israeli goods/services etc.
7. Get a weekend away with he wife and a family holiday before new arrival.

I think that's all very achievable, weight lost the most difficult, it's been 8 years since I was sub 100kg but spend most of my 20/30s around the 100 mark. I'm 6'3.

In terms of elections, hopefully more socialist/left leaning governments around the world.

Hope everyone is doing well. I think I'm not doing too bad. End of the first month update.

1. Regular donation to MSF setup and setting one up for UNRWA. Havent done anything on the time piece yet.
2. Don't think I could have been more disciplined. No eating after 19.30, and happy with the healthier foods and don't miss the crisps etc.
3. failed miserably here, pretty much no exercise done bar maybe 4/5 walks.
4. down 7.5kgs, if I do half that in Feb I'll be happy.
5. Feel I'm doing more, must check with the wife, probably could do more.
6. continue to do this.
7. Away this weekend with the wife and family holiday booked for May.

Overall, mostly positive, ticked a few items completely off, i need to fit in excerise by the next update!, will help with 4 also.

End of the 2nd month update.

So far down 12.5kgs, down another 5kgs. Mostly diet, but wasnt as restrictive as Jan but have got out for more walks, a round of golf and a few games of astro but going to really step up exercise this month.

This is the point where I usually regress or give up and fall back into bad eating and no exercise... hopefully stay the course this time. ST aim is more excerise and another 3.5kgs lost this month.
#3
General discussion / Re: Hamas launch attack on Israel
February 23, 2024, 01:50:44 PM
Quote from: bennydorano on February 23, 2024, 12:24:15 PM
Quote from: PadraicHenryPearse on February 23, 2024, 12:09:35 PM
Quote from: bennydorano on February 23, 2024, 12:03:20 PMIn the last page of posts here - "The goal of Oct 7 was to show the true face of Israel to the world".

Sorry, I ignore seafoid for the most part. Anything else? I would agrue that your response that there was no thought for own people and user blood sacrifice is also way off the mark...
The 29,000+ dead & millions displaced & homeless might disagree with you on that - if they could. I expected savage ruthlessness from Israel in response (they've surpassed that tenfold), what did Hamas expect?

so even your expectation of Israeli response is tenfold, I doubt anyone (including Hamas) would have expected the level of moral cowardice of the Us/Uk/EU and that they actually  support and arm Israel in its ongoing genocide.

I cannot tell what Hamas expected, its not something I remember them commenting on but I might try and read their statements again, but as above I doubt they expected a genocide supported by the West.
#4
General discussion / Re: Hamas launch attack on Israel
February 23, 2024, 12:09:35 PM
Quote from: bennydorano on February 23, 2024, 12:03:20 PMIn the last page of posts here - "The goal of Oct 7 was to show the true face of Israel to the world".

Sorry, I ignore seafoid for the most part. Anything else? I would agrue that your response that there was no thought for their own people and uber blood sacrifice is also way off the mark...
#5
General discussion / Re: Hamas launch attack on Israel
February 23, 2024, 11:37:15 AM
Quote from: bennydorano on February 23, 2024, 11:14:46 AM
Quote from: Main Street on February 22, 2024, 11:31:37 PM
Quote from: seafoid on February 22, 2024, 10:08:19 PMThe goal of Oct 7 was to show the true face of Israel to the world. Today the Attorney general spoke at the ICJ about Israeli settlers. Mission accomplished.
If that was the goal of oct 7, then it was a perverse masochistic act where Hamas leadership knowing their militia could in no way protect the Palestinian civilians, deliberately provoked the reaction of Israel and expected the mass slaughter of the innocents but were at peace with that plan because it would show the true face of Israel to the world?
That would point to Hamas leadership cynically and sadistically not giving a damn about the slaughter of the innocents but look to the propaganda value of such
Maybe that played a part, who knows with Hamas.
I would also look to who also benefits from this imposed conflict, namely the barely concealed hidden hands of Iran, Syria and Russia.

A good reply Main Street to more Seafoid nonsense. October 7th was a terrorist atrocity, conducted with no thought for what their own people were likely to endure in response. It was uber blood sacrafice bullshit. The retrospective revisionism is sickening my hole. The subsequent genocidal acts of Israel in no way make the actions of Oct 7th any less awful.

go on benny whats the retrospective revisionism?
#6
General discussion / Re: Hamas launch attack on Israel
February 22, 2024, 11:47:07 PM
Quote from: Main Street on February 22, 2024, 11:31:37 PM
Quote from: seafoid on February 22, 2024, 10:08:19 PMThe goal of Oct 7 was to show the true face of Israel to the world. Today the Attorney general spoke at the ICJ about Israeli settlers. Mission accomplished.
If that was the goal of oct 7, then it was a perverse masochistic act where Hamas leadership knowing their militia could in no way protect the Palestinian civilians, deliberately provoked the reaction of Israel and expected the mass slaughter of the innocents but were at peace with that plan because it would show the true face of Israel to the world?
That would point to Hamas leadership cynically and sadistically not giving a damn about the slaughter of the innocents but look to the propaganda value of such
Maybe that played a part, who knows with Hamas.
I would also look to who also benefits from this imposed conflict, namely the barely concealed hidden hands of Iran, Syria and Russia.


Russia/Syria/Iran!!!

the palestinan struggle and resistence is 75 year old, since the nakba. Hamas aren't the first or only resistence group. Hamas goals etc. are set out in its charter and in numerous briefing it has held since Oct 7. (they were online at the time and I assume still available). Hamas since taking power in Gaza have offered numerous peace initiatives and recently had the terms for a ceasefire rejected by Israel. Why not look them all up rather than engage in conjecture and saying who knows with Hamas!!
#8
General discussion / Re: Hamas launch attack on Israel
February 22, 2024, 10:51:40 PM
Quote from: ThomasMullan on February 22, 2024, 10:43:26 PM
Quote from: PadraicHenryPearse on February 22, 2024, 10:32:27 PM
Quote from: ThomasMullan on February 22, 2024, 10:26:53 PM
Quote from: PadraicHenryPearse on February 22, 2024, 10:01:24 PMWho are those on here?

 i wouldn't categorise it as a killing spree.

You are both siding and accepting of others both siding when its Israel/Palestine, but don't apply that to Ukraine/Russia.



Myself or others condemning the Hamas attack on Oct 7th is not 'both siding'. You've even stated yourself you don't defend their actions. My sympathy lies with the Palestinians as I have made clear in my previous post and others.

Compare that to Skull who, when presented with a video clip of a Russian unashamedly outlining his own personal contribution to ethnic cleansing, couldn't bear it, and had trot out with some whishy washy statement about all side committing war crimes. Now that, is clear 'both sides' crap designed to excuse the aforementioned Russian war criminal.



I dont defend war crimes, I support resistence as outlined..

So to be clear when faced with comments about israeli war crimes. both siding is ok as Hamas committed war crimes but when faced with Russian war crimes mentioning Ukrainian war crimes not ok???

You don't defend war crimes, that's good, so you do condemn the Hamas war crimes committed on Oct 7th?

I've already explained that condemning Hamas is not both siding as it's not designed to excuse Israel.

Unlike Skull, who made his 'all sides' comment exactly to excuse the Russian. I guess his tankie brain couldn't cope and went into meltdown.

how did you know he was excusing Russia? and know others aren't excusing Israel? could that be your own bias/hypocrisy!!

I condemn all war crimes, I thought that would be clear from recent answers..
#9
General discussion / Re: Hamas launch attack on Israel
February 22, 2024, 10:32:27 PM
Quote from: ThomasMullan on February 22, 2024, 10:26:53 PM
Quote from: PadraicHenryPearse on February 22, 2024, 10:01:24 PMWho are those on here?

 i wouldn't categorise it as a killing spree.

You are both siding and accepting of others both siding when its Israel/Palestine, but don't apply that to Ukraine/Russia.



Myself or others condemning the Hamas attack on Oct 7th is not 'both siding'. You've even stated yourself you don't defend their actions. My sympathy lies with the Palestinians as I have made clear in my previous post and others.

Compare that to Skull who, when presented with a video clip of a Russian unashamedly outlining his own personal contribution to ethnic cleansing, couldn't bear it, and had trot out with some whishy washy statement about all side committing war crimes. Now that, is clear 'both sides' crap designed to excuse the aforementioned Russian war criminal.



I dont defend war crimes, I support resistence as outlined..

So to be clear when faced with comments about israeli war crimes. both siding is ok as Hamas committed war crimes but when faced with Russian war crimes mentioning Ukrainian war crimes not ok???
#10
General discussion / Re: Hamas launch attack on Israel
February 22, 2024, 10:01:24 PM
Who are those on here?

 i wouldn't categorise it as a killing spree.

You are both siding and accepting of others both siding when its Israel/Palestine, but don't apply that to Ukraine/Russia.

#11
General discussion / Re: Hamas launch attack on Israel
February 22, 2024, 09:35:55 PM
Quote from: ThomasMullan on February 22, 2024, 09:28:39 PM
Quote from: PadraicHenryPearse on February 22, 2024, 09:20:33 PM
Quote from: ThomasMullan on February 22, 2024, 09:03:59 PM
Quote from: PadraicHenryPearse on February 22, 2024, 08:57:15 PM
Quote from: ThomasMullan on February 22, 2024, 08:51:36 PM
Quote from: PadraicHenryPearse on February 22, 2024, 08:34:56 PM
Quote from: armaghniac on February 22, 2024, 08:21:50 PM
Quote from: johnnycool on February 22, 2024, 02:26:25 PMYet it's only coming to light that almost 400 killed that day were IDF personnel and who knows what other innocents were actually killed by the IDF that day.

If Hamas had killed on IDF personnel and demolished the fence, they would have attracted some measure of international support. Going into houses and killing families and going to a rock concert and rampaging about is not acceptable, even if some military targets were attacked. By the same token, it not acceptable for the Israelis to kill Gaza families even if some Hamas targets were attacked.

So this is the " both sides are as bad as each other" argument, the invaded are on a par with the invaders?

You're referencing Armaghniac's comment from the Ukraine thread I take it. 

Palestinians have every right to resist the Israeli occupation, just as Ukraine has every right to resist the Russian invaders and the occupation of their country. However, I'd be horrified if the Ukrainian army conducted themselves like Hamas did on Oct 7th (or the Israelis in their actions since then).

It is possible to support Palestinians while also condemning Hamas for their atrocities.

that wasn't your response to theskull post when he posted that there are war crimes on both sides of all conflicts...

I didn't reference Hamas, Israel or Palestine - why would I?

I'll debate him or you on 'war crimes on all sides' on the Ukraine thread anytime you like.

 

You did not mention the human rights, humanitarian law or war crimes the UN previously documented by the Ukrainian Army, when responding to theskull..

Take it to the Ukraine thread.

But since you're here, do you defend the war crimes committed by Hamas on Oct 7th?

No and I've made that clear from the very first posts of this thread. But I support international Law and the right to resist an occupation when peaceful means fail.

You rant that 'lives, hopes and dreams and aspirations don't count' when someone says war crimes on both sides in Ukraine/Russia but no issue both siding Israel/Palestine.
#12
General discussion / Re: Hamas launch attack on Israel
February 22, 2024, 09:20:33 PM
Quote from: ThomasMullan on February 22, 2024, 09:03:59 PM
Quote from: PadraicHenryPearse on February 22, 2024, 08:57:15 PM
Quote from: ThomasMullan on February 22, 2024, 08:51:36 PM
Quote from: PadraicHenryPearse on February 22, 2024, 08:34:56 PM
Quote from: armaghniac on February 22, 2024, 08:21:50 PM
Quote from: johnnycool on February 22, 2024, 02:26:25 PMYet it's only coming to light that almost 400 killed that day were IDF personnel and who knows what other innocents were actually killed by the IDF that day.

If Hamas had killed on IDF personnel and demolished the fence, they would have attracted some measure of international support. Going into houses and killing families and going to a rock concert and rampaging about is not acceptable, even if some military targets were attacked. By the same token, it not acceptable for the Israelis to kill Gaza families even if some Hamas targets were attacked.

So this is the " both sides are as bad as each other" argument, the invaded are on a par with the invaders?

You're referencing Armaghniac's comment from the Ukraine thread I take it. 

Palestinians have every right to resist the Israeli occupation, just as Ukraine has every right to resist the Russian invaders and the occupation of their country. However, I'd be horrified if the Ukrainian army conducted themselves like Hamas did on Oct 7th (or the Israelis in their actions since then).

It is possible to support Palestinians while also condemning Hamas for their atrocities.

that wasn't your response to theskull post when he posted that there are war crimes on both sides of all conflicts...

I didn't reference Hamas, Israel or Palestine - why would I?

I'll debate him or you on 'war crimes on all sides' on the Ukraine thread anytime you like.

 

You did not mention the human rights, humanitarian law or war crimes the UN previously documented by the Ukrainian Army, when responding to theskull..
#13
General discussion / Re: Hamas launch attack on Israel
February 22, 2024, 08:57:15 PM
Quote from: ThomasMullan on February 22, 2024, 08:51:36 PM
Quote from: PadraicHenryPearse on February 22, 2024, 08:34:56 PM
Quote from: armaghniac on February 22, 2024, 08:21:50 PM
Quote from: johnnycool on February 22, 2024, 02:26:25 PMYet it's only coming to light that almost 400 killed that day were IDF personnel and who knows what other innocents were actually killed by the IDF that day.

If Hamas had killed on IDF personnel and demolished the fence, they would have attracted some measure of international support. Going into houses and killing families and going to a rock concert and rampaging about is not acceptable, even if some military targets were attacked. By the same token, it not acceptable for the Israelis to kill Gaza families even if some Hamas targets were attacked.

So this is the " both sides are as bad as each other" argument, the invaded are on a par with the invaders?

You're referencing Armaghniac's comment from the Ukraine thread I take it. 

Palestinians have every right to resist the Israeli occupation, just as Ukraine has every right to resist the Russian invaders and the occupation of their country. However, I'd be horrified if the Ukrainian army conducted themselves like Hamas did on Oct 7th (or the Israelis in their actions since then).

It is possible to support Palestinians while also condemning Hamas for their atrocities.

that wasn't your response to theskull post when he posted that there are war crimes on both sides of all conflicts...
#14
General discussion / Re: Hamas launch attack on Israel
February 22, 2024, 08:34:56 PM
Quote from: armaghniac on February 22, 2024, 08:21:50 PM
Quote from: johnnycool on February 22, 2024, 02:26:25 PMYet it's only coming to light that almost 400 killed that day were IDF personnel and who knows what other innocents were actually killed by the IDF that day.

If Hamas had killed on IDF personnel and demolished the fence, they would have attracted some measure of international support. Going into houses and killing families and going to a rock concert and rampaging about is not acceptable, even if some military targets were attacked. By the same token, it not acceptable for the Israelis to kill Gaza families even if some Hamas targets were attacked.

So this is the " both sides are as bad as each other" argument, the invaded are on a par with the invaders?
#15
General discussion / Re: Hamas launch attack on Israel
February 14, 2024, 06:37:52 PM
reports of a buffer zone being built in Egypt... Israel doesn't care about red lines as they are meaningless when they are never held to account.