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  1. 4 points
    If you actually look at what he said, it's actually even more ridiculous than it appears. The sort of achievement that only the DoI could manage. Some of it is reported by IOM Newspapers, but as usual with a lot of their news it's actually what someone said on Prospect Hill over a week before. It was an answer to Bettison's written question What assessment has been undertaken of the impact of the suspension of horse tram services from 5pm to 6pm on race days; and whether any further amendments to the timetable of the horse trams during the TT and the Festival of Motorcycling are being considered as a result? and it's worth quoting in full: So the 'proof' that cars aren't being slowed down by the horse trams is that buses aren't being slowed down by the horse trams. There are some obvious problems with this: (i) Cars aren't buses. They don't constantly stop to pick up passengers for a start. So their patterns of travel will be different. (ii) Buses are timetabled. So they will be operating as near to fixed times as possible, which will mean slowing down a quieter times, whereas as cars will be driven to minimise journey time. (iii) The 'trial' only took place for an hour on maybe seven race days, during which time a maximum of eight buses would have gone along the Prom. It's hardly the world's largest data set. Nor the most representative given that that are the time you would expect the Prom to be most congested anyway. It doesn't tell you how things work when it's less busy. (As is becoming increasingly frequent, you'll notice that the DoI didn't even bother to answer the question that was asked, but just used it as an excuse to claim that anything that ever went wrong was never their fault). It shows just how feeble the justification is behind the decisions that get made in Manx government - but then who needs to provide reasons for things when the political set up guarantees approval for every daft idea with the right backing?
  2. 4 points
    It's time we spent a good few £million and two years digging it all up, putting in decent drainage. That'll sort it.
  3. 3 points
    It’s on the Ballakermeen school bus route for two hours a day and because of that they’re proposing to remove peoples parking permanently in a residential street to fix a problem that exists for 2 hours a day. Because they’re total muppets.
  4. 3 points
    Probably not and I doubt you or virtually anybody has. You might get held up behind for a small part of the prom, but generally once past you catch up with the vehicle that was in front of you before you got held up. It is like seeing people trying to overtake if you are coming in from the airport to Douglas and there is a long queue doing about 50mph. By the time you get to Fort North they are probably only a couple of cars and 10 seconds ahead of where they would have been if they had just chilled traveling in the queue
  5. 3 points
    No offence woody but i think i'll go with sir barrofield's appraisal on this one. I'll be in touch if i ever want my drive tarmac-ing though
  6. 2 points
    20 hours later...Barrie's still typing.
  7. 2 points
    It's time they spent £12.99 on a spirit level from B & Q. Either that or a bit more on a lesson how to use one.
  8. 1 point
    Astonishing - somewhere on Peel Road is a Junior reporter dreading this assignment. Somewhere on Douglas Head there is a Tax Payer funded meeting how to best broadcast on this National Catastrophe.... https://www.ukauctioneers.com/auction_catalogue.cfm?d&auction=21ECC80DD7
  9. 1 point
    Anything that involves Skelly, and the Starship Enterprise is bound to end disastrously, a la Vision On, World Series, Signature and other related TT ‘commercial’ deals. Again my apologies for adding a note of cynicism to a ‘IOMG’ good news story.
  10. 1 point
    Just in case anybody wondered what happened to JackCarter, here’s Linz
  11. 1 point
    Exactly. Whoever covers it will edit it all so much that you would think nobody even falls off. The TV progs are never a true reflection of the TT, ever. ( that was aimed at the TV coverage only)
  12. 1 point
    That is somewhere that the police and the DOI have ignored for far too long. It needs a raised roundabout there to stop the hundreds of idiots who constantly drive straight through from Onchan towards the grandstand without using the junction as a mini roundabout. Not easy to turn right from Vic. Rd towards Onchan most of the time without just taking a chance and booting it. A bobby hit one of my neighbours while he was driving straight on from Onchan and hit the side of my neighbours car. Guess who's fault it was made out to be. Yeah, good guess.
  13. 1 point
    Spoken like a true Linz...
  14. 1 point
    Irrespective of companies per se - surely all ledgers and transaction records should be basically public. Isn't that part of the promise of, say, Bitcoin? Shouldn't every legal transaction, anywhere in the globe, be open for scrutiny. And surely any country or organisation hosting a currency (like the UK and Sterling) should have a right to be able to see all transactions conducted in that currency? Other currencies are available. Maybe I am misunderstanding this, but I can't really see what the privacy issue is. Nobody forces anyone to use any particular currency or trade in any particular jurisdiction. Surely it's just about working hard etc. The Queen's head is on the money and she represents the state - which is all of us. It's all our money.
  15. 1 point
    I don’t know, I don’t socialise or meet with them socially, is there an upper echelon I’m being excluded from?
  16. 1 point
    It's bound to. Because that's where their manpower is concentrated.
  17. 1 point
    "The cars are slowing the horsetrams..." (tramway staff) WTF? How? Methinks the DOI's fabrication of "information" to refute all opposing views now well exceeds their ability to fabricate highways and their infrastructure.
  18. 1 point
    Personally speaking, I believe you to be full of shit and you live in a dream world...and in fact you aren't going to live in Bermuda at all, you are staying living at your parent's house because you are an 40+ year old anorak virgin.
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  20. 1 point
    I always found Purley more than interesting in “ The New Avengers”
  21. 1 point
    Doesn't everybody in the DoI...
  22. 1 point
    In a consultancy capacity.
  23. 1 point
    What we really to do need is to employ a consultant to look at it, and advise.
  24. 1 point
    I don`t remember it flooding there before they did the major road improvements on that hill, and the river has always been there, has it not, so why is it flooding now ?
  25. 1 point
    They had the equipment to pressure wash out the road gulley surface water drains and surface water sewer outside my gaff. The operatives were pleasant efficient and knew what they were doing , so the chaps at the sharp end IMO are AOK.
  26. 1 point
    Depends on your chosen definition of "control". Regulation that protects and benefits everyone (except those who would take the piss if unregulated) is a form of beneficial control. Of course no doubt the usual suspect would see it as bullying and red tape?
  27. 1 point
    I have never said that I support "Brexit". I'm still waiting for an apology for misleading others on this site . I suppose one advantage of leaving the EU would be that you and your family will leave this island(?) and the UK , having , in your, and certainly your nephews case selfishly taken full advantage of what the UK had to offer financially and educationally with no thought of "giving something back" . From your posts it is abundantly clear that you are one of those totally self centred individuals whose only concern is their own wellbeing and financial security and will go to any lengths to attempt to protect those interests. No prizes for guessing your "own favourite self serving mendacious " individual ............... that would be you . ETA . I see no point in continuing this discussion unless you decide to "man up" and apologies for lying.
  28. 1 point
    they need a raised monorail.......
  29. 1 point
  30. 1 point
    Was it the right type of leaves?
  31. 1 point
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  33. 1 point
    That is because they want to ban parking on large stretches of the prom so they have made up a reason to do it so that when people are totally furious at not being able to park anywhere near their promenade apartments they can spin them a load of old lies and waffle about horse trams. It’s just another example of a department the genuinely wishes to destroy large parts of the IOM because they’re bored and looking for things to do.
  34. 1 point
    I wonder if any of the UK right-wing media, which is to say pretty much all of it, will report on this absolutely shocking revelation: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/oct/31/guardian-rated-most-trusted-newspaper-brand-in-uk-study
  35. 1 point
    Looking forward to the blog.
  36. 1 point
    All parking on the promenade should be banned, make a huge car park on the Villiers site, probably what is going to happen and one at Summerland, job done.
  37. 1 point
    Hands off the trams, why is everyone is such a desperate hurry these days. If you cannot drive properly do not blame the trams, anyway with the new designed prom there will be more room to pass. If it had not been for that moron that dug up some old nonsense the trams could have been on the promenade itself, it would be much safer getting on and off and probably have more punters because of that.
  38. 1 point
    It’s a shame that you either didn’t read the article or can’t read or don’t comprehend. The police stopped 20 cars this evening it’s dark now in the evenings from about 5pm, maybe earlier? There aren’t random police stops, so why do you think 17 out of the 20 stopped had lighting defects? It’s a safe bet it’s because a light out, head, side, tail, brake gave a reason to stop. How many cars do you think went past the checkpoint to get 20 stops with reason. Your logic is totally defective.
  39. 1 point
    Because theres a river at the bottom and during severe heavy rain the river swells and there is nowhere for the water to go...just guessing here.
  40. 1 point
  41. 1 point
    Or reading the crap you post in these forums.
  42. 1 point
    Aye, where there's lots of money slushing about the carpet trick works a treat An investigation by liquidators concluded there had been a ’substantial loss of investor capital, well into the £10s of millions’ with ’almost every Louis Group company in the Isle of Man being insolvent’. .About a quarter of the 700 or so investors in the Louis Group (IoM) were from the island, the remainder mainly being from South Africa and the UK Money is never lost, it goes somewhere*. *Except a bit of change down the back of the sofa. But not £10s millions that is being looked after by professionals and regulated by, er, Isle of Man Government regulators
  43. 1 point
    Does this apply to pedestrians? The other day I waited at the crossing, lights went red, green man came on, all the cars had stopped, but the tram just carried on regardless. By the time it had cleared the crossing lights were back to green and the cars started off. Get ‘em off the road - nuisance for drivers and pedestrians alike. Either put them on a single track on the walkway or get rid completely.
  44. 1 point
    Rather interestingly the article nor the Museum say who the owner is...... didn't the Big Cheese, AKA HRH The Chief Minister purchase one of these a while back when they were being sold off?
  45. 0 points
    I wouldn’t discount that they might be lining up to ban parking on sections of the prom. They’ve started doing it elsewhere to create clear ways for buses. I hear Harwaden Avenue is next where the residents have no off road parking and they’re threatening to double line the lot. The DOI do seem to be waging a war on people who have the audacity to use cars rather than public transport.
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