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  1. Drink Driving

    I was accidentally listening to Manx Radio at lunchtime while driving in the car (12:25pm) The presenter was telling the listeners that there are two sides to every story. And that having two or three pints at the pub after a hard days work and then carefully driving home wasn't necessarily a bad thing. That there have been thousands of incident-free journeys under the influence that you don't hear about. And that the low alcohol limits are to make things easier for the police. I was so shocked I spilled my whisky on the dashboard. Lucky I had cruise control on or I might have dropped my spliff. Does Manx Radio spout this kind of bullshit every day? http://www.manxradio.com/radioplayer/od/10141/
  2. 13 year-old cyclist forced off road by tractor

    You can still hear the cars perfectly well. Possibly better as long as the volume is low. You get less white noise over the ear from the wind due to the ear bud. Dogs and cats hate white noise (like vacuums) because they can't hear approaching threats. It also encourages the rider to rely on vision such as looking round/behind more often.
  3. 13 year-old cyclist forced off road by tractor

    What a moronic thing to say. "Group A are far badder than Group B". When Group A is almost entirely a subset of Group B. And without providing any evidence. Or qualifying what constitutes being an arsehole. Get on twitter and share your wisdom with the world. I'm sure they're dying to know.
  4. Public 'prepared' to pay for healthcare

    My own (extremely poor) experience with local surgeons is too small a sample size to count for anything. However, anecdotally, I've heard other medical workers (nurses, GPs, secretaries, directors) complain about the egos of certain surgeons who won't accept their own limitations and refuse to pass procedures up the food chain. Why would you when you have a salary/pension to justify? In an attempt to stay on topic, if all non-acute surgery were out-sourced to the UK, how much would be saved?
  5. Public 'prepared' to pay for healthcare

    No I wouldn't. From our perspective, the Ortho Specialists are in Aintree. Which is fine. I see your point about our location. And definitely with regard to acute surgery. But I'm struggling to see why I should settle for a more general surgeon having a bash with procedure XYZ when there are centres in the UK with surgeons doing XYZ day in, day out. And it has to be cheaper.
  6. Public 'prepared' to pay for healthcare

    I believe our (the Island's) overuse of the word Consultant is an issue leading to elevated salaries. We are a small town. With a small catchment. I'm not sure we have any "Consultants". AKA Specialist.
  7. When the said they were a government of action I was skeptical. When they said they would deal with the Public Pension Crisis in 2018 I rolled my eyes. But they've proved me wrong
  8. Public 'prepared' to pay for healthcare

    Three things: 1. If the DHSC continues to go over budget by the same ball park figure, then maybe the budget figure is wrong? I can budget all I want for £8 a month to cover my Sky and Netflix, but it ain't gonna happen. Accountants and Exec teams are too fond of stating budgets with no basis in reality. Funny how when departments come in under budget, they NEED to spend the money (think Sloc). But when things come in over budget....? 2. Why does a £9m a year overspend bring on a no-holds-barred review of the Health Service where a £50m shortfall in the Public Pension Scam.....la la la I'm not not listening. 3. If all cloth throughout government had been cut (ridiculous pensions, early retirement, paid workers sitting round without work, retirees returning on big contracts, jobs for pals, grants for pals, government contracts for pals. MASSIVE conflicts of interest throughout, jollies, expensive re-branding exercises, etc, etc, etc) then I might consider paying more towards my health care. But I'm not paying more just so you can fucking waste it.
  9. US Security

    Oh I geddit. Because she'd be dead after the first explosion? And therefore couldn't do the other 9? So subtle. Do you see Albert, how in your scenario the lady couldn't have blown up 10 planes? Maybe if you'd said 3...? Would that work?
  10. Spuan strides out

    In what way? Be specific. With links where appropriate.
  11. Abort67

    War? The "sanctity" of human life is purely a societal/religious construct. There's nothing special about life. It's everywhere. Any sufficiently advanced civilisation watching earth wouldn't make a distinction between Rog, a fetus, a cactus or an amoeba. Or me for that matter. And would assign no "value" to any. Saying a fetus isn't life is just a way of justifying your stance on abortion. Of course it's life.
  12. Job for govt equality advisor

    There actually seems to be far less conniving required to get jobs for friends in the government. They used to have to concoct elaborate requirements, "internal only" or have pesky interviews. But I know of a few recent cases. In one example, a friend of a SEO was directly employed without posting the position anywhere. And was the only interviewee. What they need is a good Equality Advisor to put an end to this sort of thing.
  13. Abort67

    Just seen it. I didn't think I could be offended. Apparently I was wrong. I tend to side with the pro-life argument. Although I realise it's more complex than that. But those people are warped.
  14. Yet More I.O.M Gov,t Excesses

    http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=37926&headline=Paradise capers: Tynwald trio head to the Seychelles&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2018 The IOMToday piece suggests that the delegates are paying for themselves. Righto. The day Philips pays for something..............
  15. Yet More I.O.M Gov,t Excesses

    The CPA gets it's money from a magic purse. Which is lucky, coz otherwise it would have to be funded by taxpayer contributions from the various member states. And that would mean we actually were paying for Dodgers holibobs.
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