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Pics, Videos, & Links / Re: jump videos and photos
« on: May 16, 2020, 09:13:17 am »

Russian high jumper Valery Brumel in early 60s at Stanford University touching a basketball rim with his foot.

Reading, Books, & Sheeit / Re: Book Journal
« on: April 30, 2020, 06:24:53 am »

"People who assist authorities in endeavouring to prosecute Paul Dale have a pretty poor life expectancy. Two of them have been murdered." - Gary Livermore lawyer for the Australian Crime Commission.

This book is from an ex-detective suspected of a double murder. He was charged with conspiracy to murder but ultimately the charges were dropped. Obviously he is going to say that he's innocent, but it's interesting how the police pursued him for 10 years and spent millions of dollars on convincing people to testify against him.

My opinion is that he didn't get anyone killed but as the head of a drug squad he was being accused of being corrupt as one of his detectives got busted robbing a known drug house with an informer. The informer stated that Paul Dale was also involved in the robbery and had planned it and they were going to split the proceeds. The detective refused to implicate Paul Dale. The police ended up charging Paul Dale with the robbery but before the trial commenced the informer and his wife were both shot in the back of the head in their residence, which led to the robbery charges for Paul Dale being dropped.

A few years later a convicted criminal was looking to make a plea bargain with police and alleges that Paul Dale came to him to organise for the informer to get murdered. Paul Dale denies this. Paul Dale's lawyer breached her client privilege and also came forward to the police implicating Paul Dale in the murder of the Hodson's. Paul Dale was charged for murder but before the case went to trial the convicted criminal got murdered in his cell for being a "dog".

 In his book  Paul Dale admitted that he he made people informers without their knowledge (Tommy Ivanovich) that could lead to these people being killed if their status was found out, albeit mistakenly as they never agreed to become informers. The evidence of him being involved in the robbery was all from a police informer who obviously had ulterior motives to try and lessen his sentence. Although, Paul Dale was a somewhat dodgy cop I don't think he would have been found guilty for the robbery, which is why I can't see why he would have ordered for the murder of the informer and his wife.

It was a a good read.

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« on: April 27, 2020, 06:06:42 am »
Mate I follow this guy on IG and caught a few of his posts over the weekend. If you can't visit a gym right now he does some great at home tutorials for boxing.

Thanks Coges I'll start following.

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« on: April 26, 2020, 04:05:19 am »
I've been lazy in the past week. I did some exercise today though.


2x200m @ 30 second speed with 200m walk back recovery. No pain at all so we'll see how my left achilles pulls up tomorrow.

Reading, Books, & Sheeit / Re: Book Journal
« on: April 25, 2020, 12:32:15 am »
This was a fascinating book.

I wouldn't be surprised if they make a movie out of this one day. It's based on the story of an American whistle blower who spent time working in Swiss banks.

Reading, Books, & Sheeit / Re: Book Journal
« on: April 24, 2020, 09:38:25 am »
All of the libraries in my city have been closed for the last 4 weeks so I haven't read as much. Recently read the following books though:

Reading, Books, & Sheeit / Re: Book Journal
« on: April 24, 2020, 09:32:55 am »
Non-book related but my 401k took a substantial hit in March due to coronavirus.

I Plan to retire at 60 so I've got 31 years left if I live that long.

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« on: April 19, 2020, 04:12:27 am »

Just took it easy this weekend. Still in isolation mode but went for a 5km walk today and jogged 400m in 1:22 minutes.

Politics, News, & SHeeT! / Re: coronavirus
« on: April 16, 2020, 12:50:50 pm »
Trump is governing for the top end of town. Its the reason Trump and his cronies refused to close the US borders when the current situation could have easily been avoided. The greed of not losing a single dollar for business has now pushed tens of millions of Americans off a financial cliff. It's amazing that the US can find trillions of dollars to shore up wall street but is always looking to cut services to main street.

When will people wake up!?

Politics, News, & SHeeT! / Re: coronavirus
« on: April 16, 2020, 12:32:16 pm »
Latest Covid-19 cases

Country         Cases        Deaths
USA                   639,415    27,967
UK                      98,476     12,868
Australia               6647             63

another 30k+ new confirmed cases + 2.5k deaths in the US. absolutely nuts.

apparently tons of deaths are going unreported also. ie, people dying of heart attacks for example, who aren't being tested. apparently heart attack related deaths are up 7x or something in NY alone? flu-related deaths were upticking before we were even taking it serious here. probably tons of under-reporting going on.

Trump is largely responsible for this despite him blaming China and the World Health Organisation (and withdrawing their funding). The sad thing is he can do whatever he wants with no accountability. Even after his disastrously, lethal response to the coronavirus, there is a good chance he will be re-elected. And even if he's not re-elected he'll get at least 40% of the votes. And that is 40% too many.

In the US Fox News had a segment where they asked viewers to rate Trump's performance with the only options being:



Very good

Explain the difference between Fox News and the not ironically named China Central Television (CCT) or Russian Today?

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« on: April 16, 2020, 03:20:30 am »
Good on you for standing up for yourself. Too often these guys get something completely wrong and we're the people who pay for it.

Boxing would be interesting. You sure you need more head damage after all those years of rugby :D Actually only half joking. All this CTE and concussion stuff is pretty scary.

Thanks Coges. I know it sounds cynical but to me the whole orthotic process felt like a scam. As I've had this injury for a long time I've done a lot of reading and found there was mixed reviews about the effectiveness of orthotics.

"In a recent review, the findings of which were published this month in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers from Denmark and the Netherlands looked at 20 papers on orthotics and found no evidence for their effectiveness over a placebo.

The combined studies showed “foot orthoses [were] not superior for improving pain and function compared with [a] sham,” the researchers wrote".

If I had plantar fasciitis I could understand the option of orthotics. However, I have an achilles/heel issue so there's no reason why I should have even been prescribed orthotics in the first place...except for them to make money.

With regards to the boxing I'm not concerned about CTE and concussion. I have only had one serious concussion from rugby. I'm only planning on doing the boxing recreationally. As long as they don't throw me to the wolves and get me sparring against people out of my league I think the damage would be minimal at best. 

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Politics, News, & SHeeT! / Re: coronavirus
« on: April 15, 2020, 06:39:08 pm »
Latest Covid-19 cases

Country         Cases        Deaths
USA                   639,415    27,967
UK                      98,476     12,868
Australia               6647             63

Politics, News, & SHeeT! / Re: coronavirus
« on: April 15, 2020, 06:32:25 pm »

Background picture should be this though, sadly :


That picture is a good reflection of Trump. I wouldn't be surprised if Trump gets re-elected though because his supporters are just next level and justify any action he takes.

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« on: April 14, 2020, 07:04:36 am »
Podiatrist today.
I got the shock wave therapy on my Achilles as usual. The concerning thing was that the Podiatrist said my heel was swollen and was concerned about the lack of progress. He suggested that I have an ultrasound and wrote me a referral. I  told him that I 'd already had one done 12 months ago and showed him the results of my previous ultrasound. He said I should get another one because he said that I might have Retrocalcaneal bursitis. I'm going to have another ultrasound done. If I do have the bursitis I will be angry (I already was) because that means I got misdiagnosed and wasted hundreds of dollars on this therapy for nothing. The treatment for Retrocalcaneal bursitis is surgery where they shave off part of your heel bone. In another way I'll be happy because at least I'll know the ACTUAL problem and can finally get it fixed. I was supposed to get the Orthotic today but I said to the Podiatrist that I'm not paying for the Orthotic and not taking it until I get the correct diagnosis for my injury. He wasn't too happy about that, but I'm not too happy about potentially being misdiagnosed. If I do have bursitis it's extremely disappointing that neither the Physios or Podiatrists diagnosed it properly as they were too busy making $$$ of 'treatment'.

Edit- I've been seriously contemplating quitting rugby league and just starting boxing once I finally get to the bottom of my leg injury. With my age and history of hamstring problems my playing days are coming to an end anyway. Boxing would be good just for self defence and staying in shape. I'm a competitive person and if I do start training I do have the aim of having a few amatuer fights at light heavyweight (81kg) once I lose some weight and see how I go. Not like I have model looks to protect haha

MUSiC anD SHeeT! / Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
« on: April 14, 2020, 06:49:45 am »
YouTube is scared to demonetise this
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