Peter Collins


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You know you are old when ....

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 16:15

I'm still young! Or am I old for saying that...?

How far to travel for events.

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 11:31

My one experience of running in Brighton, the Brighton half a few years ago, was not a good one, for a couple of reasons. One cancelled train meant getting there was a seriously fraught experience on a very crowded train that got me there uncomfortably close to the start time, even from as near as SW London. Second, it was the year that they put a cone in the wrong place and made the course at least a quarter mile too long, to a great many brickbats!

Forum boxing night

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 11:27
Nick Windsor 4 wrote (see)

It could work we could watch those aggressive amongst us show us that in reality they couldn't punch their way out of a paper bag, which is usually the case

Well, there's a difference between being verbally aggressive, which fair enough isn't usually warranted, and punching someone.

Katie Hopkins

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 11:16
Philomena Cunk wrote (see)

I suppose she's the national equivalent of a certain person on here(or banned on here) Her comments (Kate H) are no more valid than any other idiot but thousands of people comment on it. Hundreds comment on the comments. It's trolls, feeding the trolls feeding the trolls(hate to use that term). I'm all for social media but it can reveal the nation for who they(we) are. Usually it's very ugly. Best to keep out of it. You can't win an argument on facebook/twitter.

I think, however, people say things online, even without anonymity, that they'd never say face to face. Ms Hopkins might be one of the ones who would astound you by saying what she says online out in the 'real' world, but as a way of assessing what people really think – well, do Twitter or Facebook do that? Facebook is a sea of 'I'm here, look at me' pictures and 'Today is the first day of the rest of your life' pretend inspirational bullshit. Twitter - to be honest, I"m not sure what it is except vainglory and preening.

Hey Ho Let's Go! Vegan removed from runner's world cover

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 10:27
literatin wrote (see)

Hitler was a German-style vegetarian. As in 'I don't eat meat. I eat sausage. That isn't meat.'

precisely. Lots of those types of veggies still around. 'oh, fish doesn't count'. 'I occasionally eat bacon; couldn't give that up..'

Hey Ho Let's Go! Vegan removed from runner's world cover

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 10:25
Screamapillar wrote (see)
Peter Collins wrote (see)

Adolf Hitler was decidedly NOT a vegetarian - no evidence to suggest he was. I might add that Stalin and Pol Pot, two other mass murderers, were meat eaters. So what?

I definitely am a vegetarian, and I have a lot of time for vegans, but I think it's a bit silly to get worked up over this sock thing.

There's plenty of evidence to suggest that he was, even if it was truly for dietary reasons rather than reasons of conscience.

His food tester (a woman called Margot Woelk) confirmed it in 2013.

And when I've researched this before, I've found plenty of first-hand evidence that he continued eating meat throughout his life. See my reply above about faddy diets.

Hey Ho Let's Go! Vegan removed from runner's world cover

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 10:24
Philomena Cunk wrote (see)

I think you are getting mixed up with him having one ball Peter. Looks like there was plenty of evidence to sugget he was a mass murdering veggie. 

It's been debunked many times. He had a doctor who put him on faddy diets that sometimes excluded meat, but the evidence says he continued eating various types of meat throughout his life. Not that it matters, but hey ho. I always wonder why people choose to mention this myth. Any thoughts?

Hey Ho Let's Go! Vegan removed from runner's world cover

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 13:12

Adolf Hitler was decidedly NOT a vegetarian - no evidence to suggest he was. I might add that Stalin and Pol Pot, two other mass murderers, were meat eaters. So what?

I definitely am a vegetarian, and I have a lot of time for vegans, but I think it's a bit silly to get worked up over this sock thing.

Bamboo clothing

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 13:09

Surely bamboo would be rather stiff?

Are your training methods up to date?

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 10:48

I knew I was doing it wrong: I've been encouraging flatulency, not avoiding it.

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