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Rog last won the day on December 28 2017

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  1. Pedantic Manx police state strikes again

    Agreed I'm not up to speed with the employment situation on the island today. I do remember well that it was awful when I decided to up sticks many years ago when if your face didn't fit or you weren't "in the right circle" you were toast. I was toast.
  2. Pedantic Manx police state strikes again

    Why should a person who has retired on a pension that was a condition of their job then not take up a second paid position that may itself carry additional pension benefits? Especially when skills and experience gained in the first post is of huge benefit to the second. There's a nasty smell of jealousy now surrounding this thread.
  3. Halal meat on the Isle of Man

    There a debate gathering pace in Islamic jurisprudence where genetic engineering is concerned, especially where gene splicing from haram organisms are involved. That is a potential can of worms (deliberate pun!) that will be fun to watch.
  4. Halal meat on the Isle of Man

    If push comes to shove even a Frummer Yiddle (strict orthodox Jew) can eat pork. Check out "pikuach nefesh". In our house some strange form of transmogrification takes place whereby pork becomes veal as it passes our lips! Bacon is a bit problematic but we just don't worry about it.
  5. Halal meat on the Isle of Man

    In most cases goat is a better choice than lamb, especially when long slow cooking is called for. A good goat curry is to die for, trouble is with the state of my poor old "Kishkes" it would be a "nosh" to die because of!
  6. vehicle excise duty survey

    Over here (the UK) the requirement to pass a test of fitness for a vehicle to be on the road (MOT) plus now widespread use of ANPR technology that allows uninsured vehicles to be seized on the spot is certainly reducing uninsured death traps remaining in use. Then there's speed cameras or rather safety cameras that are now allowing uninsured and untaxed vehicles to be flagged up in addition to speeding and dangerous driving to be recorded. Taxing a vehicle online when there is a valid MOT test pass in place and insurance in place is simplicity itself, as is recording a SORN when appropriate. The advantages of getting on board with the UK DVLA are undeniable.
  7. Manx Gas MD to resign (?)

    Type 2 diabetes and it's possible to have a more or less constant dribble for days if you overdo it with carbs! https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/piddlin-pete/
  8. Manx Gas MD to resign (?)

    If it's who I think you mean he used to live a few miles from here. I first noticed his Manx registered car and spoke to him on that basis. We met occasionally but he's since moved to Somerset. I guess he couldn't take the hot dry summers and cold and often harsh winters hereabouts!
  9. Manx Gas MD to resign (?)

    It's the study where we keep our collection of books, cd's, DVD's. It used to be my office before I gave up all work. Now it's a bolt hole when she who must be obeyed goes on the warpath!
  10. Manx Gas MD to resign (?)

    Why should they over this? Hate the scandalous charges and arrangements to supply energy on the island, yes but what I'm paying is not atypical for people over here.
  11. Manx Gas MD to resign (?)

    We've got quite a big rambling old place here in North Norfolk, it's about 300 years old. Stone built but drywall lined and insulated with a big farmhouse kitchen, dining room, living room, library/study, five bedrooms, two bathrooms (well one en suite) and a conservatory that has background heating. All up about 4000 sq feet on a single level and ceilings at around 10 ft. Our heating plus electricity bill is iro £1500 pa, we heat and mostly cook by gas. OK we have installed LED lighting in all rooms other than the kitchen, but we have the thermostat set at 25 deg in the living /dining room / library and 15 deg in the bedrooms so we do keep warm which at our age is essential. In the summer we use air con in the living room plus two bedrooms for at least two months which doesn't come cheap I hate to think what our bills would be if we lived on the island.
  12. Frequently not in my case. A lifetime of experience has proved this.
  13. Oh I'm well aware I was "howling at the moon" with a rant, but why not just tell it as you see it sometimes, especially when you absolutely believe you are right?
  14. The name "First People" or "First Nation" is usually used because the land was not called America when they first came into existence.
  15. A bloody revolution is not the only option, Richard, o at least read and comprehend what I ranted on about.