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    Chemtrails Over Douglas (Or Not?)

    And occasionally from the wing tips of gliders. I do love a good conspiracy theory.
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    What will happen to the old Whitestone Garage Site ?

    I’m so pleased that the site in Ballssslla has been vacated for development; I was only saying to my wife the other day that there’s a desperate shortage of luxury apartments in the South.
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    Farmers in drought 'crisis'?

    Yes; that’s why I said so.
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    Farmers in drought 'crisis'?

    Two peas and parsnip.
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    Farmers in drought 'crisis'?

    Shoprite/Robinson’s and occasionally farmers markets.
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    Farmers in drought 'crisis'?

    I was thinking of vegetables; never seem to keep very long compared to imported stuff from Tesco.
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    Farmers in drought 'crisis'?

    Then either the value or the profit should be forfeit to IOMG; delivered in the back of a flying pig.
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    Farmers in drought 'crisis'?

    I have no objection to tax payer funded subsidies provided it’s linked to a benefit for the tax payer. Subsidies should be linked to the production of food that is sold on the Island and should be priced to reflect the low transport costs. Subsidising farmers to sell off-island is only helping those farmers. Tax derived funds should be spent for the benefit of the majority. I’m afraid my general perception of Manx produce is low quality at premium prices.
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    Local Posties(and other delivery drivers) breaking the law

    I know of someone who was done because the position they’d parked in contributed to a crash. Don’t know how it effected the other drivers.
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    Conrod's Carl Cox Coup

    Thanks; it’s never really been my kind of music I’m afraid but if it’s right that RTC denied it’s ratepayers a chance to see a genuine international star for free then I hope they all get hoofed out at the next election.
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    Conrod's Carl Cox Coup

    Who’s Carl Cox?
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    cycle lane , Lezayre Road?

    Can’t do it; just fall over.
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    cycle lane , Lezayre Road?

    I use the cycle lanes on Peel Road fairly regularly; the only real advantage of them is that it gives vehicle drivers a clear idea of how much room they should leave to pass a cyclist; which in fairness is only really necessary for about one in a thousand cars that pass me; I very rarely have any problems with drivers. I’d far rather they spent money on widening roads where possible and improving the road surfaces; particularly in the three to four feet on the left side of the carriageway used by bikes. If they really want to do something like a cycle lane then a broken red line would be more than adequate. If they really want to make a difference then change legislation so we can turn left on a red light when it’s safe and build posts by traffic lights and junctions so I don’t have to unclip when I stop
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    Sat Nav slaves at a guess.
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    Seventy Police Officers...

    It depends upon whether or not there is an identified victim who can be compensated; if there isn’t the money can be forfeited to IOMG.