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  1. One if they're far enough up the greasy pole!
    5 points
  2. Following a phantom pregnancy?
    5 points
  3. So true. People who dish out insults anonymously online are tiny cocked losers.
    5 points
  4. Nobody's glorifying it; it's part of our history and many people find it fascinating. Many others have personal connections to the period. Walked around some of the Ramsey displays the other day and was very impressed. Well done to those who made the effort. It's on for a few more days if you've got the time and interest.
    5 points
  5. I don't care about the rights and wrongs of this policy. The Headteacher should decide what happens in the school. That is what they get paid handsomely for. If we honestly expect that a balloon like Graham Cregeen should have any meaningful input into educational policy, we should also expect our schools to turn out morons in the future. The real problem here is that we have a political system that fails to attract sufficient candidates with the intellect and record of achievement to fill Ministerial roles in Government, thus resulting in so many positions of political importance being handed to men, and women, of Mr Cregeen's level of ability.
    5 points
  6. Mobile phones during school time are completely unnecessary. There is no logical argument to be made for the use of them therefore if a Head wants to ban them it makes complete sense and should be allowed under education policy.
    4 points
  7. Of course, riding a bicycle over the mountain section during TT/MGP is pretty daft, as the road is populated with people riding/driving in an unsafe manner. Most cyclists would not do it. Because a small number have, the police and DoI have brought in a temporary restriction, which is fair enough. One point though - this will have absolutely no effect whatsoever on the accident rate up there - as the accidents are caused by motorcyclists travelling at excessive speed, and misjudging the road. Interesting that at the TT, the coast road had a temporary 50 limit on it - and there were no accidents. The mountain had no limit, one way, and there were loads. No surprise there. But when will our elected representatives admit the glaringly obvious and do something? How long can something so absolutely clear for all to see be ignored? Ban cyclists if you want, but it will do nothing to the ridiculous accident rate up there. Oh, and the other thing about 'Road Tax' - what a load of absolute utter tosh. Just shut the f up you bunch of imbeciles. Just imagine there was a cycle tax of some sort - are all you lot of arseholes suddenly going to be driving round, giving cyclists loads of room, passing carefully where its' safe, slowing down and waving politely at people on bikes? No - are you hell. You'll still have your total irrational hatred just the same. I really just don't get it. The congestion on our roads is caused by loads and loads of cars. Car after car after car. Something like 80,000 on our little island. Cyclists are hard to pass because there's always loads of cars coming the other way, but we won't admit that to ourselves because that would be admitting we are part of the problem, and on-one is going to do that. On any typical journey, a driver is held up by buses, junctions, traffic light, stop signs, pedestrian crossings (THEY DONT EVEN PAY ROAD TAX!!!!) etc and we accept it patiently, but people get all arsey about cyclists. It's bollocks that what it is. Absolute utter tripe.
    4 points
  8. ....like the latter proposals for Callow's Yard then.....? Skelly said "It could be good for the whole Island".... I know what would be good for the whole Island that would involve L. Skelly....
    3 points
  9. 3 points
  10. Are they banning blankets now? This government is out of control!
    3 points
  11. No it won't. It just takes a co-ordinated approach, some effective communication with parents and discipline. Of course you'll get the under class, the parents who don't give a shit and same with the pupils but they're the wasters you'll never eradicate or educate, society can't support everyone.
    3 points
  12. this article penned by "lawyers" would you believe JW seems to turn the snowflakes arguments upside down. https://lawyersforbritain.org/leaving-the-eu-on-wto-terms-pulling-down-the-barriers-to-world-trade
    3 points
  13. I remember when my kids were younger that that asked about this, I think at the Manx Museum, it stimulated a conversation about the effects of war, and a discussion about their grandfather who was a PoW in a Japanese labour camp. I'm not sure it glorifies war, it perhaps reminds us, like the poppy campaign. Lest we forget
    3 points
  14. Thalidomide was not a vaccine.
    3 points
  15. Seething again are you? Feel free to fuck off somewhere...
    3 points
  16. On the verge of tears there. Hilarious!
    3 points
  17. No I haven’t but by Christ I’ll be on the lookout for them because it sounds very much as though they have a Honda C90 and biking gear exactly like my own. Incredibly, they seem to have had trouble affixing their L plate too but I’m unsurprised they used duck tape; it worked a treat for me. What’s a real bummer is that I was at Niarbly myself today but didn’t see them; I’d like to say hello to a fellow C90 rider. I often check out the oncoming traffic in case there’s one approaching.
    3 points
  18. It seems he has succeeded in convincing the treasury that the well maintained and highly suitable castle Rushen High School should be replaced at enormous cost to the taxpayer. Ramsey Grammar School obviously doesn't need replacing, although it's an older building but then it's not in his constituency. He's using our money to get re-elected!
    3 points
  19. There are outbreaks of Measles currently in places all over the world. Next will be smallpox and god knows what else that HAD been more or less negated by modern medicine. Bear in mind the only piece of 'research' that stated a link between MMR and autism was subsequently retracted by the Lancet and the Doctor behind it was struck off. (although he now appears to be doing Elle Macpherson!!!). Had a baby Phantom recently. One of Mrs Phantom's friends has also had a baby within a couple of weeks. She however is a crazy hippy anti-vaxer. I've already laid down the law and baby Phantom will not be going anywhere near the sickly hippy baby. Herd immunity is the key there, even if it is not 100% effective, if everyone has 95% immunity then they are realistically not going to contract anything. The problem is the anti-vaxers are not just trying to kill off their own children, but if that 5% hasn't applied to my child, she will be fine hanging out with other vaxed kids. But if the hippy child gets measles (which it probably will) then the risk to my child is massively increased. The anti-vaxers aren't just risking their kids, they are risking everyone elses too. Bear in mind that up until about 1800 40% of kids died before they were 5!!! Now it's minimal, obviously improved food, care etc, but a significant reason for it is vaccinations!!
    2 points
  20. Planning are too busy writing letters about garden fences which is about the breadth of their talent ! I hope someone gets hold of these dicks and explains that the island needs development and employment not petty fences for investors to jump over FFS !!
    2 points
  21. https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/economic-benefit-of-plans-massive-says-dfe-minister/ Skelly bullshit in full mode. The Chinese 6 Banks were supposed to be biggest thing since sliced bread. Granted it will be great if a) it gets planning permission without having to perform more tricks than a seal, b) it’s got the funding and c) it actually goes ahead and a and b are fulfilled. It will benefit the locality of Port Erin and for Skelly to start harrumphing and his triumphalism is sad and indicative of a Government which has lost the plot. I’m afraid Skelly will rush release these kinds of press releases if any form of Government land is sold or transferred to the private sector, to alleviate any personal criticism of him and his department. Lets be realistic, us taxpayers sold it for something rather than nothing. The developer if a and b work out, will get a very good buy. We could have had it sold ages ago, with some progress being achieved with the site. Can the Minister assure the public and taxpayers that Government and the Commissioners will guarantee permissions will be secured? Or will the usual Manx way ensure - parking issues etc rule the day? Success can be measured when the work is completed and the operation is making money.
    2 points
  22. I'll have a guess...... Dwarf Porn?
    2 points
  23. Not all forum posters have cocks, tiny or otherwise. Besides, I think you are all being unkind to Linz, she is a new member and is just finding her feet.
    2 points
  24. When I was in PE on Saturday it looked like folks out enjoying themselves, having a sing-song etc etc. It is an Abbot complete with Don 10 etc although why they kept it shut I don't know. Unthinkingly they had set up an exhibition table right in front of the bus timetable. Oh well. Also cadets hanging around with not one of them knowing how to wear a beret properly. But glorification? Not that I saw. Glamour in an Abbot 105mm? Don't think so. Combat is a nasty, dirty, miserable business so I don't understand what you mean by "the glamour of wartime culture" unless dpm is fashionable.
    2 points
  25. Listen up. I wouldn't want anyone banned. Unlike you, I have no agenda but I know a boring self-absorbed shit-stirring non-entity when I read one.
    2 points
  26. You've got to get people used to it, its preparation for the next time.
    2 points
  27. Why do the kids need to have phones at all during school time?
    2 points
  28. ...........how can there be 80,000 cars on the road at the same time? there are not that many adults on the island, ever...............
    2 points
  29. Agree with much of that Chancer; the genie is well and truly out. How do schools propose to get the kids to hand over their phones every morning ? It ain't gonna happen. Good luck with that....
    2 points
  30. Over use of mobile devices is a society wide issue, not just an educational issue. I’m afraid the genie is well and truly out of the bottle and it will be extremely difficult to put it back in. Whether we like it or not a lot of people's lives are run around their mobile devices. I don’t do Facebook, Twitter etc but I would find it difficult not to touch my phone for 8 hours during the day.
    2 points
  31. I absolutely adored his work.
    2 points
  32. That is weak leadership to be honest Kopek, so school A can do one thing and school B something different! I think an across the board policy would enable a more rigid policy instead of a wishy washy spineless policy that this weak individual promotes. Yep I am happy to have a go at Cregeen, he is a very highly paid so called MHK that has a record of failure and weak leadership, he is supposedly in position to promote good policy and fairness across Government but chooses to sit on the fence and be everyone’s friend. As mentioned above his constituents have exactly who they deserve, in my opinion a guy that struggles to promote policy and fairness and a guy best suited to being a painter which he was originally and maybe delivering letters as a postman rather than a person struggling big style trying to head our kids Education system.
    2 points
  33. They're all dickheads in that list, if they'd not been so daft last time it would probably be finished by now.
    2 points
  34. Funny you should say that, only moments before the sighting i had been explaining the significance of the dalby spook in manx folklore to my non plussed/interested daughter. Then we saw him. Head on this time but luckily on that straight bit so i had space to move over.
    1 point
  35. Safety in numbers? Like Wildebeest, the Lion picks one off, the rest just carry on!
    1 point
  36. I thought your stuff was too crackers to be on the level. Thanks for confirming the trollery. Bye.
    1 point
  37. This is such a classic fallacy that I almost want to thank you for making me smile. Change the subject to make the point - cigarette smoking kills about half of the people who indulge. My uncle Finnlo smoked 40 Capstan full strength until a bull in the farmyard stood on him and killed him aged 97. Fallacy - cigarettes are not harmful. Your argument is just as crackers, and I hope that you realise that - unless you are just trolling for a larf?
    1 point
  38. Oddly, it's been a bit dodgy lately - since I bought the Honda in fact. I think I need to renew the seat.
    1 point
  39. ^^ See what I mean? ON FIRE!!
    1 point
  40. Oof that's a savage comeback. You're clearly too hot for here, your cutting insight and stunning wit would be better used elsewhere.
    1 point
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  42. You haven’t heard from me for a while becasue I’ve had nothing to say. I read through most days. I’m not trolling. I’m just stating my opinion. The good news is that you don’t have to agree with me.
    1 point
  43. Deary me. Pot, kettle, black...
    1 point
  44. Well ,that’s cleared that up then! Actually thank God, I thought we were off into the old mercury / formaldehyde thingy. Funny how we can be quite selective about “aldehydes” - minuscule amounts of formaldehyde = bad, bad.It is poisonous . Thousands today will will have have had a goodly dose of ethyl alcohol and as they sleep tonight their liver alcohol dehydrogenase enzymes will be converting it to an aldehyde - acetaldehyde, which is also very poisonous, if the next step in its metabolism to acetate and water is a bit backed up , its presence is felt by that throbbing headache, flushed feeling and dizziness , a gnawing gastritis and nausea.This “aldehyde” in quite massive regular amounts = OK (-well its “natural” isn’t it?) Mercury .. I really shouldn't suggest this ... but if anyone is interested .. look here - an article regarding Thiomersal in vaccines -ie “mercury”...Aargh! I suggest :“Thiomersal and Vaccines -a cautionary Tale” Paul Offit MD Sept27 th 2007 It is in the “Perspective” series New England Journal of Medicine Good night -and don’t let the acetaldehydes bite
    1 point
  45. Bounty was 1990, it was to mark @ 200 years since the event...a mutiny on a British ship, allegedly led by a Manxman. I think the project, to build a replica of the ship swallowed @ £100k before it was, er, scrapped. But we've indulged in piracy ever since the event.
    1 point
  46. So is linking cueballs blog allowed or not https://cueballsdiaryofasadman.wordpress.com
    1 point
  47. I Agree, and they (IOMG) may have got more money for the hard pressed taxpayers. I think the new developer has got a good purchase. I only hope their not shafted by the usual suspects.
    1 point
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