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    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

    Put it this way, I don't see anyone reporting the tremendous success of last year's resolutions.
    Personally I find them hugely important if you review them regularly over the course of the year. I review at the start of every month and make sub plans. Its probably the most important shaper of my life direction. Not that serendipity doesn't play a role, but its good to know approximately where you want to go for those times when you are wondering what to choose between.

    I presume you spend most of your day making work plans, that largely work out - why wouldn't life plans also work out?

    Last year was the first year when everything worked out, hence trying to push things a bit more this year.
    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

      Put it this way, I don't see anyone reporting the tremendous success of last year's resolutions.
      I see I did put some up last year. Commentary after. I think anyone who failed on resolutions last year gets a pass though.

      Following the mixed success of last year, I will have another go at putting these up for public ridicule
      1. Same again. Cyclo-commute >90% of the time I'm in the Irish office. PASS - for the brief period of 2020 that I went to the office
      2. Cook 1 new dish a month. PASS, although probably not strictly pr month but definitely over the course of the year
      3. Average 1 theatre outing per month PASS, for the two months theatres were open
      4. Read 50 books, with an emphasis on quality rather than quantity PASS and FAIL. Definitely read more than 50, lots of them were pure shite page turners though
      5. Get house redesign planned, budgeted (max 200k) and either done or scheduled by EOY FAIL. Architectural plan is done but covid fucked everything else
      6. Moar uplift FAIL. some more $$$ but not the actual promotion
      7. Eat less sugary food FAIL. comfort eating took over once the scary shit hit. Although weight is still same as ever at least.
      8. Do core strength exercises every day FAIL, stopped this once the covid hit


      Then a decade resolution:
      be in a position to choose at end of decade to retire (or do whatever the fuck I want really). Need to be debt free, healthy and have a very chunky pension pot to achieve this. Odds: 4/6
      PASS; although I would like to be paying down remaining mortgage faster but house modernisation fund takes priority for now. Pension maxing out and heading it right direction.
      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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        Yeah the point isn’t to boast about success. The point is to be able to articulate what direction you want this year to take from whatever perspective you want, and then break it down.

        You might not “succeed” but you are going in the right direction and always have the goals top of mind. Success isn’t absolute anyway.

        Can’t speak to how much you are leaving on table Paul you seem pretty put together.
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          Did the IPB community decide to skip any discussion on that chap George getting shot or did I miss it?

          Usually like reading takes in here on topics of the day/week/month.
          This may or may not be an original thought of my own.
          All efforts were made to make this thought original but with the abundance of thoughts in the world the originality of this thought cannot be guaranteed.
          The author is not liable for any issue arising from the platitudinous nature of this post.

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            Originally posted by Theresa View Post
            Did the IPB community decide to skip any discussion on that chap George getting shot or did I miss it?

            Usually like reading takes in here on topics of the day/week/month.
            He attacked a Guard with a machete and got shot.

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              You know what I was thinking today, and it’s sort of related to my last post, but how much IPB has been a part of my life since I was 18?

              Is that sad or extraordinary or y not both?

              Some great takes in here down through the years has been able to at least let me attempt to not think like a spa. (Kudos to silver tiger for bringing the word spa back into vogue with his last post).

              Spa in the dickhead sense, before someone cancels me.
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                Originally posted by ionapaul View Post
                I feel like the only person here who doesn't do New Year resolutions at all How much potential personal & professional development am I leaving behind me?
                None IMO do stuff when you are ready to do it.

                Arbitary dates for making changes and doing shit have their place (Ash Wedensday as a focal point for quitting smoking for instance ) but for the most part I think mostpeople need to stew on the changes that need to be made and prepare for the actions required. Most of these thoings are like standing on a diving board and sometimes it just takes a long time to make the jump as long as you don't climb back down.

                This was one of my favourite videos from the last year

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                  Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                  None IMO

                  Arbitary dates for making changes and doing shit have their place (Ash Wedensday as a focal point for quitting smoking for instance ) but for the most part I think mostpeople need to stew on the changes that need to be made and prepare for the actions required. Most of these thoings are like standing on a diving board and sometimes it just takes a long time to make the jump as long as you don't climb back down.

                  This was one of my favourite videos from the last year

                  I don’t disagree about arbitrariness of the dates but there’s also a natural and useful punctuation in year end , the post Christmas halo of optimism and a mental structure to be able to pin goals too in the next years calendar that make it an opportune if arbitrary time for goal setting.

                  I loved that video. The couple are the best. Well chatted out.
                  This may or may not be an original thought of my own.
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                    Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

                    He attacked a Guard with a machete and got shot.
                    Ah good. I’m getting some alternative thoughts on it from some corners but I’d be fairly similar in thinking to that succinct summary.

                    Thought maybe Zod or HJ might have posted something in here on the other side.
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                      Speaking of resolutions the nut way for me to give up smoking was gamble on it (off them nearly 4 years now). This year sees a weight loss wager/competition with Sickpuppy, should be fun

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                        Originally posted by Murdrum View Post
                        The joys of a small enough community means you hear all of the rumours of cases and where they happened so I know the events the article is referring to but 1/20 people seems incredibly high.

                        If it wasn't for the unknown possible long term effects of the virus, that article would nearly encourage younger people to actively get it now, suffer a small period of discomfort, and then be free from it?!

                        Is re-infection even a thing?

                        Edit to add: Like, if the youngest are the last to be vaccinated, then a cost benefit analysis might find it worth it, considering that generation is hardest hit socially by restrictions compared to normal life,
                        It's a key time in life to develop relationships etc, you are at a vital time to earn money/career stage etc.

                        I know graduating in 2008 was defo a kick in the teeth career wise for me with a recession, cannot imagine how much more difficult it is this year for them.
                        Are they expected to put everything on hold for 1/2 years now??

                        That said, I am aware of a few expected rolleyes at this comment, as I have discussed that the elderly shouldn't get the vaccine first.
                        Obv they are at a high risk of hospitalisation,
                        But aren't they anyway???
                        Also, their social interaction / work / necessity to interact with the general population must be a fraction of the magnitude of a person in the 16 - 30 age range?

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                          Originally posted by Theresa View Post
                          Did the IPB community decide to skip any discussion on that chap George getting shot or did I miss it?

                          Usually like reading takes in here on topics of the day/week/month.
                          Basically, I think it's the exact same scenario as this.
                          Which I think is the most recent fatal shooting by Gardai before last week of a person armed with a similarly lethal weapon where the Gardai assessed a threat to life. I don't think the colour of the attacker's skin has any bearing whatsoever and anyone attempting a BLM parallel is looking for something that isn't there.
                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                            Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                            Speaking of resolutions the nut way for me to give up smoking was gamble on it (off them nearly 4 years now). This year sees a weight loss wager/competition with Sickpuppy, should be fun
                            That will be a good race, haven't seen him for ages but I'd expect that if you apply yourself you should have more scope for soft gains than he would

                            Mind you I saw a few degens do a % loss one year before last and it was the skinny looking lad who was already running loads who was all over it and even though there was a right big pot and the lads with 3 and 4 stone to lose should have been able to crush it just that he was hungriest for the cash.
                            Turning millions into thousands

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                              Originally posted by Theresa View Post
                              Did the IPB community decide to skip any discussion on that chap George getting shot or did I miss it?

                              Usually like reading takes in here on topics of the day/week/month.
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                                Originally posted by ionapaul View Post
                                I feel like the only person here who doesn't do New Year resolutions at all How much potential personal & professional development am I leaving behind me?
                                Never done any, have no desire to. If you want to work on something, work on it. If you don't, don't. Arbitrary bursts of motivation based on dates will do nothing, scheduling and routine is everything.

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                                  Originally posted by Theresa View Post

                                  I don’t disagree about arbitrariness of the dates but there’s also a natural and useful punctuation in year end , the post Christmas halo of optimism and a mental structure to be able to pin goals too in the next years calendar that make it an opportune if arbitrary time for goal setting.

                                  I loved that video. The couple are the best. Well chatted out.
                                  Also, there's a feel good factor of being able to knock off those first few post xmas lbs ever so slightly easier than the rest.

                                  I'm aiming for my 2015 weight by end of June and my 2010 (maybe earlier) weight by December.

                                  When broken down it all seems very achievable so we'll see.

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                                    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                    Basically, I think it's the exact same scenario as this.
                                    Which I think is the most recent fatal shooting by Gardai before last week of a person armed with a similarly lethal weapon where the Gardai assessed a threat to life. I don't think the colour of the attacker's skin has any bearing whatsoever and anyone attempting a BLM parallel is looking for something that isn't there.
                                    I agree, strongly. Very strongly.

                                    There is a worthwhile convo about racism in Ireland to be had, but this is not the trigger for it and if it is used as such it weakens everything about they convo I think.
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                                      Originally posted by Theresa View Post

                                      Ah good. I’m getting some alternative thoughts on it from some corners but I’d be fairly similar in thinking to that succinct summary.

                                      Thought maybe Zod or HJ might have posted something in here on the other side.
                                      The amount of lies, racist tropes and outside influence on the narrative of this story is pretty eye opening.
                                      My biggest double take on this whole this is the speed in which everything happened.
                                      Dude attacks shop staff (not with a machete), breaks his nose.
                                      cops called
                                      cops cars follow him home
                                      stop him going into house
                                      Armed unit arrives
                                      he has a blade
                                      Pepper spray
                                      tased
                                      swings blade (again, not a machete) at cops
                                      2 warning shots
                                      2 stop shots
                                      final shot

                                      all within less than an hour.

                                      When I initially read about this, I assumed this was a stand off of a few hours escalating to this point.

                                      I don't think this was in any way some kind of execution by the guards. And the carry on in blanch over the last few days has been terrible.

                                      But I do think, if nothing else, this has exposed some uncomforable facts about how we feel about our growing melting pot.
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                                        Originally posted by Theresa View Post

                                        I agree, strongly. Very strongly.

                                        There is a worthwhile convo about racism in Ireland to be had, but this is not the trigger for it and if it is used as such it weakens everything about they convo I think.
                                        I think anything that states 'racist Gardai shot black man, this wouldn't have happened if he was white. Let's all do BLM protests outside the GPO.' is just a completely false narrative.

                                        This is not to say that we don't have some racism in Ireland, of course we do but it wasn't in any way a contributing factor here imo.
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                                          I think the most racist thing about all that is that people assumed it was a machete.
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                                            Originally posted by Theresa View Post
                                            I think the most racist thing about all that is that people assumed it was a machete.
                                            it was pretty clear a narrative was being driven from the off.
                                            I don't think Brid Smith is right, but I do have a grudging respect for putting her head above the parapet on this.
                                            She is alienating a LOT of her base.
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                                              Originally posted by Theresa View Post
                                              I think the most racist thing about all that is that people assumed it was a machete.
                                              I didnt make that assumption. It was stated as a knife in all reports . . He was swinging the knife after repeated warnings . Perhaps a bullet to the leg was the best course of action. In France/UK the police would be hailed for saving lives . I think it will blow over as we dont normally have follow up police atrocities to fan the flames . Take the protests for example I think the police could have easily made that 10 times worse

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                                                Anyone that says “why can’t he be shot in the legs” loses all credibility in the convo.
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                                                  Originally posted by Theresa View Post
                                                  Anyone that says “why can’t he be shot in the legs” loses all credibility in the convo.
                                                  How the fk so?

                                                  Shoot to kill ?

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                                                    Originally posted by Theresa View Post
                                                    Anyone that says “why can’t he be shot in the legs” loses all credibility in the convo.
                                                    Yeah, the ASU cops are specifically trained NOT to shoot at extremities
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                                                      Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                      How the fk so?

                                                      Shoot to kill ?
                                                      I think 'shoot as an absolute last resort, but if you do have to shoot, shoot at the body mass' would probably be more accurate
                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                        Originally posted by Micknail

                                                        Edit to add: Like, if the youngest are the last to be vaccinated, then a cost benefit analysis might find it worth it, considering that generation is hardest hit socially by restrictions compared to normal life,
                                                        It's a key time in life to develop relationships etc, you are at a vital time to earn money/career stage etc.

                                                        I know graduating in 2008 was defo a kick in the teeth career wise for me with a recession, cannot imagine how much more difficult it is this year for them.
                                                        Are they expected to put everything on hold for 1/2 years now??

                                                        That said, I am aware of a few expected rolleyes at this comment, as I have discussed that the elderly shouldn't get the vaccine first.
                                                        Obv they are at a high risk of hospitalisation,
                                                        But aren't they anyway???

                                                        Also, their social interaction / work / necessity to interact with the general population must be a fraction of the magnitude of a person in the 16 - 30 age range?



                                                        The decision is based on protecting the hospital and ICU capacity rather than the people if you will.

                                                        The reason to give it to them is to prevent the hospitals filling up so that we can get back to day to day health care tasks.

                                                        I do agree with you that the 16-30 age range have really had the worst of it.

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                                                          My take is , this is not the US . You cant apply the same rules. If a suspect is shot in the legs and likely bleeds to death it's not viewed in the same way as someone getting a head or body shot. The defence can say every attempt was made etc. In the US it's different as the suspects are usually armed.
                                                          the guy didnt need a body shot . Imo

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                                                            Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                            My take is , this is not the US . You cant apply the same rules. If a suspect is shot in the legs and likely bleeds to death it's not viewed in the same way as someone getting a head or body shot. The defence can say every attempt was made etc. In the US it's different as the suspects are usually armed.
                                                            the guy didnt need a body shot . Imo
                                                            You're ignoring the fact that the cops don't do what you might see as optimal, they do what they are trained to do. And the guy was armed.
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                                                              Well... shooting is hard.
                                                              Shooting in stressful situations is harder.
                                                              Shooting in stressful situations in public is harder still.

                                                              Aiming for a max 5inch target, risking missing and then bullets spraying behind him or ricocheting and then still having a risk of not disarming a person is possibly the dumbest thing anyone could suggest.

                                                              What if they miss?
                                                              What if it doesn’t actually bring him down and now he’s one step closer to a colleague or member of the public?

                                                              and remember this all has to be decided and executed in split seconds.

                                                              Shooting is last option but once decided you are aiming for biggest area (to maximize chance of hitting and so maximize chance of disarming and bringing the person down). Dying or losing your life is a consequence of just not giving up in the first place. You lose your right to be protected when you are threatening the public or the Gardai.
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                                                                If they were shooting to kill it’d be headshots but that’s also way too small a target for a human pumping with adrenaline in a tense and dynamic situation.

                                                                There’s a reason snipers focus on breathing, take relaxants and have someone else line up the shot for them. Calmness, and the benefit of time to do that.

                                                                These Gardai didn’t and don’t in pretty much every situation they are tasked to.

                                                                Shoot them in the legs is so so stupid.




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                                                                  And imagine the outrage and swift reversal in logic from all the leg shooters if they miss or it he still manages to hurt a member of the public.

                                                                  ”why didn’t you shoot for the center mass”
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                                                                    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                    You're ignoring the fact that the cops don't do what you might see as optimal, they do what they are trained to do. And the guy was armed.
                                                                    Its irrelevant what they were trained to do. If you value someone's life surely you would not simply try to kill them .
                                                                    I remember Biden getting schooled on this when the police force made the obvious points as is always made. However did this have to be a fatal shot ? I support the police but I think my 1st shot goes below and as a last resort higher this wasnt downtown Baltimore.

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                                                                      This looks class: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budapest-Bamako
                                                                      Counters the normal view of the Dakar rally (held in Qatar obv) of '500 connards sur la ligne de départ'.

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                                                                        Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                        Its irrelevant what they were trained to do. I
                                                                        okaaaaaay
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                                                                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                          okaaaaaay
                                                                          Ah yes.

                                                                          Let’s introduce another massively inconvenient variable into this already dynamic and stressful situation, the discretion for each person with a gun to make decisions on their interpretation of what’s going on. That’ll help calm everything down.

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                                                                            Originally posted by Theresa View Post
                                                                            If they were shooting to kill it’d be headshots but that’s also way too small a target for a human pumping with adrenaline in a tense and dynamic situation.

                                                                            There’s a reason snipers focus on breathing, take relaxants and have someone else line up the shot for them. Calmness, and the benefit of time to do that.

                                                                            These Gardai didn’t and don’t in pretty much every situation they are tasked to.

                                                                            Shoot them in the legs is so so stupid.



                                                                            I realise you wanted debate on this so you could rattle this off however I'm talking about this specific situation. If it was your relative would you say aim for the body ?

                                                                            I think in this situation a fatal shot could have been avoided . Shooting the door beside him could have been enough . Rubber bullets aside . He is dead now anyway but I personally dont think the police force should use the same deadly force a soldier does . This is why there are so many folks killed unnecessarily by police in the US . Body shots = death.
                                                                            You guys play too many video games. Thank fk our force is mostly unarmed .

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                                                                              You also have to consider their objective once the decision to shoot is made. Stop the person they're shooting.

                                                                              They can only shoot if the person poses a real or imminent risk to the health or life of another. Man stands still with a deadly weapon, Gardai do nothing. Man moves quickly and threateningly towards a Garda or member of the public brandishing the weapon, the Garda shoots.

                                                                              When shooting they are not trying to disarm or slow down the person with the weapon. Nor are they trying to kill them. They are trying to stop them with the minimum risk to other people. So you shoot for the largest target with the highest chance of immediately stopping the person.

                                                                              In the Abbeylara case the Gardai actually did shoot John Carthy in the legs, twice. He kept moving and it didn't even slow him down. That was a break from their training protocol. They probably only could do that because it was a relatively controlled environment following the siege. If members of the public are potentially in danger from either the person with the weapon or from a stray bullet fired by the ERU then it is unconscionable for them to aim at anything other than the highest % target.
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                                                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                okaaaaaay
                                                                                Out of context

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                                                                                  ​​​​​Solks suggesting guards re-enact this scene?





                                                                                  But really, is the story not that 5 bullets were fired in a staggered fashion, with only 3 hitting the 'target'?

                                                                                  If you still think route 1 is ' non lethal - aiming for a leg' what if an artery is hit?

                                                                                  If you bring that thinking further, sure you'd end up never shooting, and then getting yourself plus multiple others stabbed.
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                                                                                    Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                                    Out of context
                                                                                    Not at all.
                                                                                    You're suggesting that the Gardai on the scene should have somehow decided in a split second to override all their training and protocols.

                                                                                    That's wishful thinking at best.

                                                                                    You also said the guy was 'unarmed'. Tell that to any of the families bereaved by knife murders and see how far you get.
                                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                      I give up. Shot to kill wins


                                                                                      But in this case WRONG IMO

                                                                                      All this aside , he brought it on himself . RIP .

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                                                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                        Not at all.
                                                                                        You're suggesting that the Gardai on the scene should have somehow decided in a split second to override all their training and protocols.

                                                                                        That's wishful thinking at best.

                                                                                        You also said the guy was 'unarmed'. Tell that to any of the families bereaved by knife murders and see how far you get.
                                                                                        Again this wasnt a battle situation . Split second ?
                                                                                        and you well know I meant he had no gun . I'd already mentioned he had a knife .

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                                                                                          Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                                          Again this wasnt a battle situation . Split second ?
                                                                                          and you well know I meant he had no gun . I'd already mentioned he had a knife .
                                                                                          Per the newspaper reports, the action that triggered the Gardai to shoot was Nchenko trying to stab another Guard. Sounds like the very definition of split second to me.
                                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                            Originally posted by RichieM View Post
                                                                                            The decision is based on protecting the hospital and ICU capacity rather than the people if you will.

                                                                                            The reason to give it to them is to prevent the hospitals filling up so that we can get back to day to day health care tasks.

                                                                                            I do agree with you that the 16-30 age range have really had the worst of it.
                                                                                            Oh I agree and accept the reason for protecting capacity, nobody wants to see the early days of the outbreak in Italy again obv.

                                                                                            It's just mildly tilting when you see the initial recipients are basically wheelchair bound auld yokes* whose quality of life impact is basically marginal compared to normal.

                                                                                            Me being selfish clearly!



                                                                                            *Wish I was 65 and retired obv.
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                                                                                              Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                              Per the newspaper reports, the action that triggered the Gardai to shoot was Nchenko trying to stab another Guard. Sounds like the very definition of split second to me.
                                                                                              Wonder what political faction would campaign with this if the story was reversed, ie. Nchenko stabs a civilian or unarmed guard while armed guard just stood there or 'shot at inanimate door beside him'.

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                                                                                                my last word on it . I fully support the Garda here and he had to be stopped . I disagree he had to die


                                                                                                Speaking of shots . the odd cheap shot taken in here this morning. sure nobody died .

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                                                                                                  Always thought that if you were going to choose an arbitrary date to reset your life you could pick a better one than Jan 1st
                                                                                                  Shitty weather, dark, cold, miserable
                                                                                                  +After the Xmas etc, whatever it is, it's a pretty hard reset... probably part of why so many fail


                                                                                                  March 1st... Better weather to start in, less miserable and settled into new routine for summer, could use Jan 1st to March as a primer without going all in

                                                                                                  Sept 1st... Dogs days of summer, good habits etc in place for winter

                                                                                                  Today...Want to start something? Start it today

                                                                                                  Or... you know... don't bother... all gonna die anyway


                                                                                                  All seem like better options than Jan 1st
                                                                                                  PMA

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                                                                                                    Has anyone been watching 'The Stand'?
                                                                                                    Seems to be getting slated for flying thru material.
                                                                                                    1994 version a better bet?

                                                                                                    Or is the book the way to go?


                                                                                                    Edit, Scratch that, think my new years resolution is not to watch anything just airing,
                                                                                                    too many cancellations and sunken time.
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                                                                                                      Need to get my oven repaired (IKEA electric model) - can anyone recommend a good appliance repair guy/electrician suitable for this in Dublin? Seems a common fault in ovens, the grill still works, it is just the oven that doesn't heat up, so either a faulty heating element or thermostat it seems. I don't think I'm handy enough to fix myself.

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                                                                                                        Originally posted by ionapaul View Post
                                                                                                        I feel like the only person here who doesn't do New Year resolutions at all How much potential personal & professional development am I leaving behind me?
                                                                                                        Paul we haven’t had a chat about your career since you were looking for your last job. However, I was surprised at that time how unfocused you were and unclear on your future career direction. If you’d gone into that period with a clear goal I wonder if you would have had a change in career direction.

                                                                                                        If you don’t have a clear process for advancing towards your goals I do think it costs you. Whether that’s career, personal life, wider skills etc.

                                                                                                        In a career context not making plans and strategic decisions to invest in yourself, change career direction etc. and preparing yourself in order to take advantage of future opportunities does result in money (or career or work/life balance satisfaction) being left on the table imo.

                                                                                                        Also having a review process can hold a mirror up to yourself and encourage you to take the necessary actions rather than continuous procrastination. Even a failure of a resolution can have real value if part of a review process.

                                                                                                        ‘IF YOU had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.” Genghis Khan

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by ionapaul View Post
                                                                                                          Need to get my oven repaired (IKEA electric model) - can anyone recommend a good appliance repair guy/electrician suitable for this in Dublin? Seems a common fault in ovens, the grill still works, it is just the oven that doesn't heat up, so either a faulty heating element or thermostat it seems. I don't think I'm handy enough to fix myself.
                                                                                                          Could simply be a specialist internal fuse. Had this with a neff microwave. €2.50 for the fuse and no €80 call out fee. Running a risk with the Mrs though if you fuck it up.
                                                                                                          ‘IF YOU had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.” Genghis Khan

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                                                                                                            Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                                                                            my last word on it . I fully support the Garda here and he had to be stopped . I disagree he had to die


                                                                                                            Speaking of shots . the odd cheap shot taken in here this morning. sure nobody died .
                                                                                                            If you'd seen the video you wouldn't be supporting the poor fucker whose career is over. Two shots fired initially a gap of 4-5 seconds and then an 6-7 second gap until the last shot. There were 6/7 guards and 9/10 bystanders in close proximity. The victim attempted to run around the side of the house after the first two shots. He may been a danger to others before the first two shots but he was no danger to anyone when shots 3,4 and 5 were fired.

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                                                                                                              Originally posted by V for Vendetta View Post

                                                                                                              Paul we haven’t had a chat about your career since you were looking for your last job. However, I was surprised at that time how unfocused you were and unclear on your future career direction. If you’d gone into that period with a clear goal I wonder if you would have had a change in career direction.

                                                                                                              If you don’t have a clear process for advancing towards your goals I do think it costs you. Whether that’s career, personal life, wider skills etc.

                                                                                                              In a career context not making plans and strategic decisions to invest in yourself, change career direction etc. and preparing yourself in order to take advantage of future opportunities does result in money (or career or work/life balance satisfaction) being left on the table imo.

                                                                                                              Also having a review process can hold a mirror up to yourself and encourage you to take the necessary actions rather than continuous procrastination. Even a failure of a resolution can have real value if part of a review process.
                                                                                                              Sure everyone knows ionapaul doesn't need to work for money . He just likes to get out of the house.
                                                                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                6,110 cases today . No way are the schools reopening next week.
                                                                                                                No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

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                                                                                                                  Can’t wait for Dianna fail heave will be comedy gold
                                                                                                                  jim o Callaghan ,Marc Mcsharry and Barry Cowen

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                                                                                                                    Regarding the goals and resolutions, I've recently found that spite and competitive nature post divorce is the best motivator.

                                                                                                                    Last year I had a dry January, no booze competition with my mate, he lasted 21 days, but apart from that I was unfocused and pissed about for the year. Have some clearer things in mind now and even without achieving them yet, I've found that I'm more capable of finding solutions.

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                                                                                                                      The shooting is something my parents talked about. I find it laughable that there's suggestions to aim for legs or shoulders. Don't remember John Wick being a Garda.

                                                                                                                      I've a friend here who does competition pistol shooting where he moves around the course and hits targets and all that nonsense. The accuracy required when stressed, moving and under pressure compared to just shooting at a tree or target is night and day. It's basically centre mass or nothing.

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                                                                                                                        Crickets Irish roots starting on RTE 1 now for anyone inclined

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Micknail View Post
                                                                                                                          Who got the Poco X3 here?
                                                                                                                          Happy with it still?

                                                                                                                          Upgrading from the last bbv recommend phone I got, the Redmi note 3. Still going in fairness, battery losing its legs, metal body finally starting to fail in places. OS I think now stuck on older android version.
                                                                                                                          Got it on amazon.uk pre Brexit. Does what is says on the tin. A small bit of Chinese bloatware and ads. Easy to disable. Everything you would expect from a flagship without the 5G. Fast charging and battery superb. Happy with it so far.

                                                                                                                          Extensive thread over on boards.ie dedicated to it.
                                                                                                                          Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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