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  1. 8 points
    Bit like me and my missus
  2. 5 points
    I thought you were going to ask for advice on a cheap pair of jeans!
  3. 4 points
  4. 3 points
    Overall I still maintain that I see little or no advantage to the user for this huge outlay. However I do see the potential for cost to us. Due to reckless lending and massive debt the Isle of Man is in a strange situation where the vested interest of the energy supplier to make us use more energy matches that of the government (as they are essentially the same group). Therefore we should be very nervous of the MUA committing to any more massive spends as the likelihood is we again will be the ones to pay..
  5. 3 points
    Who needs to understand anything? There's point scoring to be done on an internet forum! Maybe to make you think twice about trolling a family online just days after they've lost a son and brother because you feel you know better than them.
  6. 2 points
    Idiot. Safety at sea is something that should never be taken lightly. Have some respect for the professional mariners whose judgements over passenger comfort and safety ultimately make the call over whether vessel sails or not.
  7. 2 points
    This was a classic too. Retrieved his daughters ball from the road three minutes before the roads open car went through as he thought the roads were already open. Fined £500 plus £125 costs which he can only repay at 10 a week http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=41172&headline=Man%20chased%20ball%20on%20to%20TT%20course&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2018 It ready does look like deliberate and stage managed overkill this year to defect from the fact the organsiers nearly fucking killed someone a few days before hand. Let’s whip up a load of press hysteria and punish people and get the pitchfork wavers out so that it takes a lot of the attention off our own massive failings.
  8. 2 points
    Yes, Captain lit a candle at the end of the breakwater, it blew out sailing cancelled. The old sailors would be turning in their graves.
  9. 2 points
    It's a complete waste of time and money. On that basis it will definitely go ahead.
  10. 2 points
    I think it’s pretty obvious why James, Shelly & Buster dont have one job between them. I’m sure there’s some sort of formula that equates time spent pointlessly stirring up shit on the internet with having fuck all else that’s productive to do.
  11. 2 points
    Lol, remember that brand well. 'Death Lites' came in a nice white box...
  12. 2 points
    Don't be silly, it's far easier to constantly whinge instead of checking with MT for updates!
  13. 2 points
    There is little need to "create the impression that these gangs aren't being dealt with." They weren't. There has been an 'establishment' cover-up. Hence the national anger. Only when the then new DPP, Nazir Afzal (himself a muslim), reviewed the historical evidence and decided something must be done was any action taken against the gangs. It has been widely acknowledged by police and politicians that the delay in bringing these criminals to justice was caused by a fear of being labelled racist or out of skewed political-correctness. The grooming and abuse was covered-up and ignored for decades. Was it a conspiracy of silence? There's certainly evidence to suggest that the gang's crimes were racially-motivated. The experience of the Sikh community, going back to the early seventies would indicate that there is also a cultural aspect to their intended victims.
  14. 2 points
    I absolutely agree. I can't think of an imperative at the moment. If it ain't broke, don't mend it. This sounds like spending money for the sake of it.
  15. 2 points
    Non UK riders must have insurance to cover repatriation and medical treatment. This is checked at signing on. Who said it was the biggest TT ever?
  16. 2 points
    He was acting as though he wanted the trial to collapse. Why would someone want the trial to collapse? Either to help the accused, or perhaps to provoke outrage amongst another group, who would then think they had no option but to take things into their own hands. Or perhaps I'm being cynical and overthinking it, and really he's just incredibly stupid.
  17. 2 points
    That's what elements of Tommy's supporters want. Hence the fiction that he was exposing gangs that were actually on trial.
  18. 2 points
    Also that all Muslims are terrorists, rapists, groomers and paedophiles. Muslims are many nationalities, cultures and ethnicities, just like Christians. And there are a very few bad ones, just like Christians.
  19. 2 points
    On reading on smart meters: - The money saving reason is almost meaningless, with households saving on average £30 a year. - They do not work well in areas of poor cell phone reception (That's Governor's Hill then), and this can lead to false readings. - They can cause fires if poorly fitted. The big advantage to the user is they make it easier to switch providers which is irrelevant here. So in summary for the user of the service they are almost pointless, especially in the Isle of Man. I hope that like in the UK these things are optional.
  20. 2 points
    There’s massive evidence that abuse by white males was swept under the carpet for decades. The reticence to act on the instances of Muslim grooming gangs stems from the same institutional inertia and arse covering. There’s really little difference between failure to act in Rochdale through fear of powerful men like Cyril Smith and failure to act through fear of seeming racist.
  21. 2 points
    That's top echelon gammonry and no mistake
  22. 2 points
    For me, any bad feeling was about, and will always be about, the corpy having the 'right' to tender out someone else's business model, trade and goodwill it took 20 years to build up. Turns out that goodwill, in the main, followed Martin. They (sorry I mean we) own a fookin car park. And we end up paying the corpy etc. money...because the customers always pay the bill. Our govt and their LA counterparts leech off the TT and are largely directly responsible for much of 'Rip-off' TT. £thousands for a fookin burger wagon plot? Pension grasping bastards the lot of them. They should be greasing the wheels for TT, not clogging them up.
  23. 1 point
    what an utter waste, £18 MILLION to implement, in the hope it will make people cut down on electricity use, will cut staff from going around reading meters (and checking for meter tampering !). If the demand reduces it will drop profit which in turn will increase the price per unit - as happened last time in the 'fuel crisis' (still have my petrol ration book !) if anyone is old enough to remember (1970's), where tv closed down at 10pm etc, demand dropped so to maintain profit level the price increased, and never went back down again :-( I already have an 'Owl' device which tells me how much I am using and doesn't make me switch anything off, I've already converted most lights to led where suitable alternatives were available (not at silly prices !) but the heavy use of electric still need to be utilised for laundry, cooking etc. I fear this is just another 'because everyone else does it' exercise where we follow along like sheep .
  24. 1 point
    One of Robinson's complaints, as he makes plain in the video from the day, is the length of time taken by the authorities to investigate allegations, even when backed up by compelling evidence, to bring this case and many others, past, present and future, to trial. A popular complaint not unique to Robinson. It has become apparent that inaction by the various authorities, over decades, only compounded the abuse. The groomers came to be seen, and considered themselves, untouchable when the complaints of the victims were actively ignored. They had almost free reign. In the video he claims the behaviour of the authorities and initial treatment of the victims is indefensible and asks people watching to ask themselves why "stuff like this happens." Naturally, Robinson quotes the koran and its endorsement of child-marriage, mohammed's alleged 9-year old bride, sex-slaves, etc., the usual rote. Had he not been arrested there'd have been no public demonstrations of solidarity across Europe and as far afield as Australia, New Zealand and the US. Robinson's method has always been about publicity and here we have ultimate exposure, at a level he couldn't have imagined. To the delight of his supporters far and wide his star is in the ascendant, carried on the mantle of 'working-class hero.' That he foolishly misjudged his bail conditions and dropped himself in it matters not. His folly pales into insignificance against the exposure gained. No doubt Robinson's welfare and security will be tight, inside, after the last time he was jailed and almost beaten to death by muslim inmates (which he claims was arranged with the help of prison officers). The establishment wouldn't want a populist martyr in Robinson's image on their hands.
  25. 1 point
    What he did was to go onto a closed road. No other explanation required
  26. 1 point
    It's a good job we bought it or they would have held us to ransom.
  27. 1 point
    We will definitely be the ones who will pay.
  28. 1 point
    Yes my dog chased them there once. They ended up quite high in the trees for big birds. Very embarrassing, but quite comical also.
  29. 1 point
    It's happening now This was also highly amusing today https://skwawkbox.org/2018/06/13/vid-touche-mays-johnsons-pmqs-faces-after-corbyns-trump-question-are-a-must-see/
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    Well, who knows?
  32. 1 point
  33. 1 point
    The biggest and the bestest TT ever if you believe our politicos. Yes it was successful, in part due to the weather, and LAP records being broken, which for many was exciting but it wasn’t a success, due to deaths in racing, death on the open road and some terrible injuries, suffered. Next year it could be different with constant pouring rain, cancellations of practice, lack of practice - cancellation of racing, which has happened on Senior TT day, due to poor weather. It’s all well and good spouting success and best, biggest TT etc, if the arrival figures show year and year increases. Sadly they are on the decline, cost I’m sure plays a part, plus lack of suitable timetabled departure times will play a part. For the last few years SPC haven’t chartered a fast craft - P&O boat. This in some way reduces capacity. Its worth noting that sadly locals are caught up in accidents, or fatalities, which in turn results in a show trial, and near hang them, flog them. For drivers on the roads, I’m afraid at times it’s no fun and it’s definitely challenging. Not all residents can escape the rock due to factors such as cost, availability and whether they can get time off. Sadly these facts are often overlooked by our politicos, in reviews. Only focus on the success and never the failure.
  34. 1 point
    That Tommy Robinson is a "political prisoner" banged up by an "establishment elite" or some such nonsense.
  35. 1 point
    Do they add up the fastest times for each sector of the climb to get a virtual climb record?
  36. 1 point
    Just read this, a few questions: 1. Why hasn't the Judge/Deemster singled out the individuals and their own failings and made tjem accountable by recommending that they be struck off. 2. Why didn't Noble's hospital immediately conduct an internal investigation whilst suspending those involved until the outcome of the investigation. Once that investigation was underway then an independent external investigation should have taken place. 3. Why, if it was known (and it was), wasn't a named Paediatrician and namex midwife assigned to Mrs Colley from start to finish and any change in staff occur seamlessly so that at no time Mrs Colley wasn't left unattended but that someone who was capable and competent and experienced in birthing twins was always present. I would hope that all those involved are struck off and are never allowed to work in the world of medicine ever again. Although all the money in the world cannot bring a life back, I do hope that Mr and Mrs Colley are compensated by an amount they find acceptable. I hope to God that this isn't going to be another "lessons have been learnt, nothing to see here, move along now". Heads should fucking well roll for this absolutely unnecessary death, those involved in the whole tragic episode should hang their heads in absolute fucking shame and quit their jobs immediately. Mr and Mrs Colley's life along with their surviving child should not be consumed with bitterness and a quest for justice, we, the society should be doing this for them and the way this is done is for everyone with the power to now do the right thing should fucking well do the right thing.
  37. 1 point
    Made up statistics make for easy justifications.
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    Now look Derek I have always been a fan of yours, but don't come on here suggesting government behave responsibly with our money, you know that isn't going to happen !!
  40. 1 point
    Let's hope they don't introduce water meters. That would be a terrible idea.
  41. 1 point
    In Woody's sister's castle.
  42. 1 point
    This... https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/health-dept-apologises-for-fatal-errors/ has appalled me. The item (oddly) doesn’t identify when this poor child passed away or when it suffered this disgraceful treatment at the time of its birth, but I guess it must be relatively recently. So, in the 21st century, our hospital is guilty of “neglect” - the words of the coroner, not me, in the delivery of a child. Mistakes perhaps one can accept, as long as what caused them is exceptional and steps are taken to prevent them occurring again, but neglect - shameful. One imagines that the various professional bodies are disciplining those involved and that a civil action for damages will ensue, but how must the parents feel hearing that inquest verdict? Those poor people. This is dreadful, really dreadful.
  43. 1 point
  44. 1 point
    We need SMART Government. Still what’s £18m to Manx Utilities? They seem to have an open chequebook.
  45. 1 point
    You come over as a very angry person. Life is not just black or white, there are many shades in between. You don’t seem to see those shades. I feel quite uncomfortable reading some of your late night angry pants posts. You can pick up on one word that offends and go into a rage. Why do you come here? It’s not for debate because you are firmly rooted in your opinions and are not for turning. Is it just to vent all that anger built up inside? If so, there are healthier ways of dealing with it
  46. 1 point
    If there's something weird In your place of work Who ya gonna call NOT BUSTER
  47. 1 point
    I think the truth is somewhere inbetween.
  48. 1 point
    He obviously cares about helping people. I like people like that. I'm the same. I like helping people.
  49. 1 point
    ...........She said, 'I'm definitely NOT having an MPV, I don't like the back shape'................what does she get?............yes, a Nissan Note MPV..............
  50. 1 point
    pretty impressive. would be even better if you used a metal drum rather than plastic though
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