Merry Xmas to the fern clan. We got a baby girl for Xmas (2 days before) so this might be my last post for... how many years!!? Probably should be posting gibberish at some ridic hour of the morning!
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RE: Alternative needed from the absolute crap of stuff.co.nz
@catogrande I feel that's not the first time you've trotted that scenario out...
RE: Cannabis debate
- Current approach is doing jack towards reduction of use and touch points with gangs etc.
- treating it as a health and education issue, funded via taxation would be a more positive approach.
- where it has been decriminalization overall use has trended downwards, with two (?) States in the US seeing youth usage dropping.
- $$$ heaps of tax and savings in govt spending with fewer people in prison and courts due to weed related events. Massive reduction for police - then they can hit P and organized crime harder imo.
- industry and medical benefits for local markets and hopefully international markets.
- smoke free is a tension, can't argue that away. But there are plenty of non-smoking ways to enjoy cannabis. Plus we ain't getting moral in booze so... that one is tounge in cheek tho.
- fear, so much of (older ahem) people's 'knowledge around weed is hangovers from reefer madness, makes u crazy, gateway, a loser drug etc, etc.
- noting that it absolutely has bad outcomes for some, but that's all the more reason to reframe as a health/education challenge imo. Reducing stigma and criminality would likely see more people getting help.
- plenty of productive and otherwise law abiding folks run the risk of conviction for enjoying weed.
- I feel the list goes on personally
RE: Coronavirus - New Zealand
Media took a 30% hit to advertising revenue after the GFC (because spending didn't rebound after), and that's the fear again. We can hate them all we like, but that's an industry at risk, unless we just want state-owned news sources.
or news sources that actually provide what people want and not just left wing propaganda outlets. Stuff is great example. iT has a ludicrous left wing slant, especially around climate change, and yet wants a handout, perhaps if they were not so shite they would have more advertsising.
Sadly they do try and provide what people want.
Often however, it just isn't what we as individuals want to read. You, because you dislike any view to the left of your political position. Me, because Mark Reason.
The fact that we both know that they provide thing that we don't like shows that their usual metheods work to a degree.
I do admit that when they started asking for donations to continue quality journalism I thought that maybe they shoud look at starting first.
They are incredibly left wing. They dont try to provide what people want, they try to provide what a sub section wants. They even try to justify to not allow any views arguing against climate change action can be allowed on their platform. That is not journalism, that is activism.
and you know this how? because you read it there? target achieved.
Readership is not always people who agree with the message.
If we are solely talking about advertising revenue then that is based on reach not quality.
If we are talking quality, then I agree with you ion some aspects.
No because I used to read there quite abit, now I hardly ever go there. Maybe once every few weeks instead of once a day. So no.. target most certainly not achieved.
So you used to read it when National were in power and didn't mind it but now Labour are in power you dislike it?
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RE: Building myself back up
@taniwharugby get the brown before you put it down. Lyrical gangster lol.
I still remember my dad telling 18 year old me that he really regretted not playing sport after college or training to keep fit. I reckon you guys have all stuck a good balance between support via a gentle (or not lol) nudge rather than being dicks about it. I'm yet to try it out but I'm thinking we'll expect the kids to be doing something, but its up to them to decide what it is (as long as it's rugby of course). Then I guess it's on us to give them options shit, this sounds like work!
RE: Pushing Tin - Paekakboyz Training Log
I'm in trouble boys. Absolutely smoked legs today - zero niggles from my hip and I went with death by volume rather than fewer reps and higher weight.
Band work on hips and ankles. Managed to yoink the super thicc band today - got some mean tension going and I'm getting the hang of the movement to.
Barefoot squats. Sets of 5 at bar, 60kg, 80kg, 100kg. Then on with the shoes and I did 4 sets of 5 at 100kg, then a final set of 10. I've slowed my squat down a lot, trying to avoid any bounce out of the hole. I'm finding that helps out with my hips and you can easily catch when/if you lose tension.
Did some military pressing next with just the bar - 2 sets of 12. Then 3 sets of 12 at 30kg.
My shoulders were feeling kind of ok at that point so I did 3 sets of OHS at 30kg. Did a bunch of really slow reps and some where I was sitting in a deep squat and moving the bar around. Just getting more confident with bar drift and stuff. Obviously far tougher when there's more weight on the bar.
Did 3 sets of front squats next. With some bar compression on my traps in between sets. Standing up under one end of the bar with it loaded (normally go for 80kg +) so you get a solid pressure you can work on your traps with. Moving your arm up and into OHS and pressing position. This works a treat - pretty much rolling out your traps via other means.
Moved to single leg extensions and standing hammy curls supersets. Went back to back on these and the pump was mean. Three sets of 12 reps each leg for each exercise.
Finished up with two sets of 15 goblet squats. 32kg of pure fun. I was surprised how fresh I felt on the first set. But the last couple of reps on that last set were a grind.
Legs are goneburger - so along with some wicked chest DOMS I'm going to feel great tomorrow... if I can move that is!
Weighed in at 94.7kg today, so trending downward again. I've worked hard on drinking more water but sleep (lack of) is something I don't really have control over. Still well pleased with progress though and a few of our regular gym bros have noted the changes. Always cool when your homies are amping you up
RE: NZ Politics
@canefan that is interesting given the teaching shortages many areas have. So there are a lot of jobs around even if our international market is closed/constrained for a time. Those schools are likely to relax their zoning (if they have it) to attract more local students, so that's going to impact local schools who could lose kids to 'fancier' schools nearby.
RE: Pushing Tin - Paekakboyz Training Log
Oath, I can still feel that last leg workout! In a good way, but I'm glad I swapped legs to Thurs this week
Did chest with a bit of back last night. We switched to DBs for bench and flies - but went back to the barbell for incline bench.
Some band stretches, Y and T's (with 4kg DBs fml) and KB shoulder set. Then into DB bench. Openers were sets of 8 at 30kg, 36kg then 40kg. Then two sets at 46kg for 6 and 4. Will need a few sessions to get back into the groove. Not a huge difference in my right shoulder niggle, but it will be interesting to see if DBs improve my shoulder stabilisers.
Then 3 sets of flies with 16kg DBs. That was plenty lol, although we did go for a wide stretch without cocking the elbows too much. Giggity.
Seated close grip row. 3 sets of 10-12. Got up to about 70kg and pretty happy with form/set up. Have worked out my cues now and find it a lot easier to hit my lats and upper back.
Chest and back are feeling good today but I'm predicting pain tomorrow lol.