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  2. woody2

    IOM Gas Fields

    what are the odds on that.......
  3. woody2

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    sir nige is wrong........ its 100%..........
  4. thesultanofsheight

    Pussy to be banned?

    It’s shame we didn’t do it though. I was down in Jersey the other week and some of the modern builds outside of town look fanatic and fit in. All we seem to say here is “Well it’s nice, but it doesn’t look like a 19th Century Manx stone farmers cottage blown up by 700% so you can’t have it”. We don’t even know what our own heritage is in order to preserve it. Might as well be bold and start afresh.
  5. thesultanofsheight

    State of the place 2018

    It’s a shame the Year of Our Island wasn’t next year as we could celebrate the year in which our Island loses £200M a year when the customs union gets pulled. Still at least we won’t be killing each other like the folks in the Irish border towns when the walls go up again!
  6. thesultanofsheight

    MLC in court for data protection breaches

    That’s pretty damning. Its hard to pursue any breach of data protection, I suppose, when any data or computer files produced in evidence is merely regarded as heresay. I wonder how many times this has resulted in people getting off? Seems a pretty basic fuck up by the AGs Office not to update in line with the UK years ago. Turner has pretty much shown them up to be incompetent.
  7. And answer came there none. This "taking back control" and "sovereignty" was a central plank of the whole brexit nonsense and probably the one with the most falsehoods hung on it to get the required majority. Remember Nigel Farage claiming that 75% of UK law was made in Brussels? Well, the rabid right-wingers of the UK press, which is to say pretty much all of it, naturally fell in line behind this complete and utter fabrication. For example the Barclay brothers supported the idea wholeheartedly with this puff piece: "Two thirds of Britain's laws 'made or influenced by EU!' "Business for Britain says more power must given back to Parliament amid concerns that EU red tape is strangling companies" https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/11443085/Two-thirds-of-Britains-laws-made-or-influenced-by-EU.html Since the Maastricht Treaty up to 2014 the Sovereign Parliament of the UK passed 945 Acts of Law of which 231 implemented EU trading obligations. Over the same period the Sovereign Parliament of the UK passed 33,160 Statutory Instruments (secondary legislation) which also implemented 4,283 EU trading obligations. So out of a total of 34,105 pieces of legislation 4,514 were about adhering to EU trading regulations as a member of the bloc. That's not 75%. It's just 13%. It's not as if the UK was coerced into any this legislation either! So the "taking back control" of 75% of our legislation was just more brexit lies for the simple-minded. Before any brexiteers cry "foul!" the figures were produced by the HoC Library. "Taking back control" - you're having a laugh....! The more we get into the truth of what brexit actually involves the more the brexiteers' Unicorn comes across as a tired whitewashed old donkey with a dildo on it's head....
  8. Declan

    State of the place 2018

    Corinthians.
  9. Neil Down

    Mallett's Mallet

    Prepare
  10. Lxxx

    IOM Gas Fields

    Think you've hit the nail on the head there.
  11. Today
  12. Same old, same old. From 2013. Shimmin's delight...
  13. Uhtred

    IOM Gas Fields

    It'll all prove to be fracking well pointless.
  14. None of which has anything whatever to do with brexit. So you know better than a highly experienced international trade negotiator. So Woody2, how did you gain all that knowledge? You know, which international trade deals have you been instrumental in? Come on, don't be shy, it just doesn't become you....
  15. Uhtred

    State of the place 2018

    Crewe Alexander the Great (yes, I know...it's Crewe AlexanDRA, but what'dya expect on a Tuesday before the vodka kicks in?). Meanwhile, isn't fat Howie just the gobshites' gobshite? What a whopper.
  16. BallaDoc

    IOM Gas Fields

    Here's a finance tip: watch out for an IPO (Initial Public Offering) of shares by this company. Judging by the hype, "A gas field in Manx waters could give the Isle of Man energy security, and provide power for hundreds of years. That’s according to the company which has today (15 October) been awarded a licence to appraise a gas deposit..." the company owners in my view are talking up the value of the company and therefore its share price. Most money in the oil and gas industry these days is made by selling drilling leases and share options, not extracting actual stuff from the ground. Bearing in mind that the vast North Sea oil and gas fields have been in decline since 2000, and they only had about a 40 year production run before that, there is no way that a tiny pocket of gas off Maughold Head is going to "provide power for hundreds of years" - if it exists at all.
  17. Non-Believer

    IOM Gas Fields

    Post again to be preserved for posterity. Just in case.
  18. Non-Believer

    IOM Gas Fields

    Don't forget the 6+ banks to stash it all in.
  19. the stinking enigma

    IOM Gas Fields

    We will get ripped off though wont we? Otherwise there's no real point in private investors doing it.
  20. doc.fixit

    Mallett's Mallet

    primed
  21. gettafa

    MLC in court for data protection breaches

    Of course you didn't.
  22. b4mbi

    IOM Gas Fields

    Taxpayers are NOT outlaying any money, so fail to see how the award of an exploration licence is a bad thing for the taxpayer??!! Nothing there, taxpayer loses..... nothing. Load of gas there, taxpayer wins.... and wins big through hydrocarbon tax, when they can pretty much set their own rate. Oh, and how is 95% of our electrical power currently generated? Through the Combined Cycle GAS Turbine at the power station - and where does that GAS come from? Russia? Middle East? Norway? Potentially this is a very, very, very good thing for the Island - of course provided the gas is there! And if it is, managed properly, this could be the medium term economic pathway to a fully renewable/sustainable energy economy. I.e. it provides the funding for Gov to be able to buy its own wind turbines. Got to be better to own the windmills/tidal energy generators ourselves than just lease our seabed to external operators who export all the power benefits back to UK. Full renewables owned by us, we'd control our own destiny as we wouldn't be reliant on ANY other nation state for our energy needs. A nationalists dream in fact. As if you're energy self sufficient... it's a pathway to true independence.
  23. BallaDoc

    IOM Gas Fields

    I'm puzzled about what is fracking and what isn't. Here is an earlier report (18 April 2017) about this supposed gas field off Maughold: http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=33073&headline=Gas extraction from Manx seas could be good for the Isle of Man's bank balance - but will it do environmental damage?&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2017 Quote: "Dr Ken Milne, director of energy policy at the Department of Economic Development, insisted that the proposals do not include fracking. He said: ’The island’s strategy for offshore energy was approved by Tynwald in 2014, with a specific commitment to exploration for hydrocarbons. It is not fracking for shale gas. ’We will be enabling permission for a form of offshore hydraulic fracturing similar to what has been safely undertaken in the North Sea for over 20 years to stimulate wells." My understanding is that "offshore hydraulic fracturing" = "fracking". Confused, Ramsey.
  24. Shake me up Judy

    State of the place 2018

    Which club did Euclid play for Declan ?
  25. Mr. Sausages

    saudi embassy missing journalist riddle

    Who hasn’t accidentally tortured someone to death? Storm in a teacup.
  26. the stinking enigma

    State of the place 2018

    Wish i'd known/said that at the time.
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