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  1. thebees

    When The Fun Stops...

    Rob, loads of people make a good living from the three sectors you mention. I don't particularly like any of it but it is kinda all we've got
  2. thebees

    Which were you. Laurel or Yanni?

    Same here, I heard Laurel in the car and Yanny at home (on my phone). You are correct in your reckoning of frequency magic, both words are said the listener is able to hear one or the other.
  3. thebees

    Royal Wedding

    Y'all know them better than me, none of it matters.
  4. thebees

    Royal Wedding

    If my dad was having open heart surgery I would not be half way over the world from him & if I was getting married to a prince I would expect him to tell me not to worry about it, there are plenty of other days to get married & to go and be with my dad. It's very cold.
  5. thebees

    Total Respect

    You reckon he is mentally unscathed? What is it that drives a person with no legs to climb a big icy mountain? Sanity? I'm not joking but I do admire his tenacity 100%
  6. thebees

    Police support workers in pubs and clubs

    I read that wrong, I was wondering if police support workers were the same as community support officers and why it mattered that they were in the pub. My world is ace.
  7. thebees

    Go On Then, What Are You Kistening To

    I love Nitin
  8. Who goes there? There are loads of other better beaches, let the rich people play their games. What ev's
  9. Those gates look nice enough. You have to be fair, those flats are going to be well expensive perhaps the gates are to keep people out? Remember there was all that fuss the dog walkers made about Jeremy Clarkson's house & their right to walk past his kitchen window, maybe the architects were trying to avoid problems like that? I don't know, but anything would be better than the mess that was there.
  10. thebees

    Lets Walk and Cycle to Work...Patronising Twaddle

    A bike is a bike (unless you are Mark Cavendish or so). Bike snobs are highly amusing.
  11. thebees

    Lets Walk and Cycle to Work...Patronising Twaddle

    I've just been looking at this Cycle to work thing & I think it's a con... So, your employer buys a bike for you (nice work if you happen to own a bike shop, eh?) and you pay them back over a period of less than 3 years. This is all well and good but I'm confused as to the necessity of a tax practice notice about it, how is it a benefit in kind? I wouldn't have to declare a benefit in kind if I got a loan from a bank to buy a bike, as far as I can see the only people to gain from this are the bike shops and the employer (I assume they will be able to offset the VAT) the employee repays the full price for the bike (albeit over time). It's a crappy scheme and I'm not getting sucked into it, I bought a bike for £100 last week & I went out on it today (up the lane and back, only met one car - which happened to be a neighbour who asked if I was alright...weird) which admittedly is not the same as cycling to work, but as was mentioned 20 pages ago I've a massive school run to do and I work miles away from anywhere, it's totally impractical for me to cycle to work. I do keep thinking about ways to do it though
  12. thebees

    Primary School Development Standards.

    System? There is no system, there is only a society which needs people who are capable of becoming doctors, teachers, engineers, carpenters, electricians, blah blah blah
  13. thebees

    Arsene Wenger

    This has been stuck in my head ever since the news was going on and on and on about a football manager retiring - here.
  14. thebees

    Primary School Development Standards.

    The results matter because it is useful to have a population that can read, write and add things up. The Isle of Man should and could be a centre of excellence for learning and education but it is a fucking shambles. Seriously.
  15. thebees

    Nothing Compares 2 U

    Somewhat oddly, I was listening to Prince yesterday, more so watching videos of his on You Tube. I'm not fussed either way on Nothing compares to you, they're both alright. Did you know, there is an advocate called Sinead O'Connor? I just wondered if the Irish singing one was still alive, so I googled her and it came up with "Sinead O'Connor Isle of Man" - I wonder if she can sing?