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  1. 5 points
    It is very easy to spend other people's (ie taxpayers') money when you can use some doss justification for spending it. Skelly is the absolute master at it.
  2. 4 points
    Yes get your facts straight. The fire crew had already spent over 10 hours solid playing snooker and darts and polishing their unused fire engines all day and were totally worn out and out of hours and the airport couldn’t possibly stay open to accommodate people who had the only chance to get home for Christmas before Boxing Day. We’re not running a public service you know.
  3. 4 points
    Well, on the first page of this thread, enbee pointed to the PWC report from the joint liquidators, which has some fairly eyebrow-raising pieces of information in it. To quote from page 6 their summary: But I suppose that the short answer to your question is that they ran out of money and ran out of mugs. Incidentally it's quite clear from the Report that the receivers thought there were grounds for prosecutions, not just disqualifications. Though I wonder how much that would have depended on electronic evidence that would have been ruled 'hearsay' because the AG's Office never bothered to update the law. Or thought that doing so would inconvenience the wrong people.
  4. 3 points
    Here are some facts. 1 Easyjet apparently did not request an extension of Ronaldsway operating hours 2 Had the aircraft set off at the time the passengers were reportedly boarded, 21.45 it could, subject to how long the delay might have been taxying and holding awaiting take-off , have possibly arrived at 23.30 at the earliest. This could have been accommodated by IOM ATC without question. 3 At the time the aircraft was boarding at Gatwick, the return flight from IOM was issued with a slot time to depart IOM-LGW well after midnight. 4 Operational ATC controllers cannot work more than 10 hours in an operational shift as specified in CAA CAP670 Part D. By midnight they’d be well over time. We don’t have enough spare ATC to pull people in without knock on consequences. 5. EasyJet do pay to keep open late. It’s cheaper than cancelling and then paying for accommodation. Guess. Easyjet took the operational decision to cancel both legs because they could not be sure to get the aircraft and crew back to Gatwick the same night.
  5. 3 points
    Hopefully they’ll have a review by the ICO and the request will be upheld. Why so much secrecy over a frigging bus stop? They really don’t like having their stupid decisions challenged do they?
  6. 3 points
    I went along with Marty Downey and his employees to the Lancashire on their Friday payday before Christmas, so that’s 30+ years ago. It was referred to as black eyed Friday by them. Maybe Irish Origins?
  7. 3 points
    "And a never more diligent and hard working group of people". Quote one Mr R. Callister, Fiduciary Manager?
  8. 3 points
    Essentially £987 million in Skelly advertising equivalent revenue......
  9. 3 points
    ............thank goodness daughter just made it here, home at last!.............
  10. 2 points
    Well that's another one done and dusted: Busy Black Eye Friday for Police I agree with Robert McAleer when he suggested that the naming of the Friday before Christmas is a recent phenomenon. Busy and boozy Black Eye Friday is back I had never heard it named until 20 years ago, when I heard it referred to by a policeman, and then of course it got its annual outing on Manx Radio, and then it's part of the vocabulary. Like that Black Friday thing where couch potatoes tear themselves away from Jeremy Kyle to go do some shopping.
  11. 2 points
    The only thing that TJ ever did was get the Spewin' Juan thread locked. That was the only thing I ever looked forward to at Christmas, and now it has been taken from me. I hope you realise that TJ. You just think about that when you are having your Christmas dinner. And me sat at home staring at what is now effectively a blank Christmas screen on manxforums.
  12. 2 points
    Exactly Dilli, testified by the fact we're all posting on here on the Saturday before Christmas!
  13. 2 points
    that is going so well is it not I still don't get the score with them TBH. Something has to give surely?
  14. 2 points
    You're not wrong Gee Cee, for an island this size to have so many differing policies and infrastructures is crazy.
  15. 2 points
    I don't see what the problem is. There are posters on here with respect, worthwhile views, comedy, controversy etc and then there are posters like Gee Cee who offer nothing apart from boring whines about closed roads over and over again. I really don't care what he thinks. Honesty being the best policy. Also, I've got a hangover.
  16. 2 points
    I can tell you what is nonsense, it's the way I've spelled nonsense in the thread title. Still hanging. Edit - discovered that you can edit the thread title. Now this post makes no sense. I'm going to have a beer.
  17. 2 points
    Get your facts right. It wouldn’t have landed until after 11.30 and then another half hour to turn round. It isn’t just about the cost, EasyJet pay for keeping it open. It’s about the number of hours ATC and firecrew can work. They’d got to the end. Stayed open as long as they could. EasyJet kept on being put back.
  18. 2 points
    I don't really care what you think.
  19. 2 points
    As the Island is so small, you have to wonder why we need local authorities, in addition to central government. Getting rid of the local authorities would solve the problem. It would also solve the housing waiting list problem, the sacking of the town clerks problem, and a great many other problems as well.
  20. 2 points
    It would do to make a protest, like the woman who, as an emblem of women's emancipation, chucked herself in front of the kings race horse. I am told there were similar demonstrations on the Isle of Man when hordes of 16 year-olds were demanding the vote and one chucked herself in front of a horse tram. Actually, I made that last bit up. There were only hordes pf 16 year-olds glued to their X-box and sulking in their bedrooms.
  21. 2 points
  22. 2 points
    No it wasn't. Have you heard of the multi-speed Europe? We got an opt out like we did for the euro. Doesn't mean that there is no aspiration to complete these projects in the future. As I've said before, the EU probes and pushes against the defences of the nation state, taking what it can and then strategically pausing or withdrawing before returning for more. If they didn't do this the objections of one state could derail the whole show and provoke the detractors elsewhere. This way they can move things along and pick off the laggards at a more auspicious moment. Do you really think that Brussels would not want everyone in Schengen and the euro? When they have reduced nations to mere regions of the EU, they will have the power to do it. It will take a long time but they have much patience.
  23. 2 points
    I read that one. Like others have said it does seem to be over-sensationalised. They’re presenting the ‘militant trans’ view as if it’s chapter and verse on the matter, when the reality will likely be more balanced, along the lines of what I posted earlier.
  24. 2 points
    .............while lots of the others do a "Nelson" when it comes to EU law. UK idiot civil service gold plates them.
  25. 2 points
    You simply do not understand the issue that you bang on about day and night. There is no other free trade area in the world that behaves like a state in ways that the EU increasingly behaves and it needs to be reined in. You will not accept that. We joined a free trade area "The Common Market". If the Italian government wants to take a "stupid" path, then that is up to the Italian government and ultimately the Italian people who can dispense with the government if they so choose. It is not up to some bureaucracy in Brussels to usurp their singular sovereignty and direct them or "make" them. Same goes for Greece. Same goes for Poland and Hungary. Same goes for every other country. Sovereignty is indivisible. The EU workers rights directives have no effect on me because it is minutiae in the bigger picture. Everyone I have ever employed has far superior terms to anything issued in Brussels or London for that matter.
  26. 2 points
    Overgrown kids? Given that Clarkson's whole media persona is based around being an overgrown boy who likes to play with expensive toys, you must admit that it's quite funny when people like him get all indignant when other people do similarly. You can't help feeling that if some mate of his had closed down an airport with a drone he'd be going on about people having no sense of humour and health and safety gone made.
  27. 1 point
    He's an interesting article from Manx Radio, the DoI and Bus Vannin being full of themselves and refusing to talk to Castletown commissioners about the redesign of the bus stops in the square. For CC to have even had to try a FOI request suggests that the lines of communication must have been appalling for some time. Just what is going on? https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/castletown-bus-stop-foi-rejected-by-government/
  28. 1 point
    It does not matter how Man times the spewin Juan thread is locked we will remember and until the day Juan leaves this mortal coil this will be what he will be remembered for...gross hypocrisy.
  29. 1 point
    Not at all, just thinking about the damage that could have been caused many many years ago if one had been less restrained.
  30. 1 point
    A local council and an MP in Westminster will end up making more sense.
  31. 1 point
    Hey Paul, I think you'll find it's not massively popular but populated by fringe nutcases. While you process this, feel free to shitpost some more of your stupid videos.
  32. 1 point
    Taxi prices are ridiculous. It’s no wonder people drink and drive.
  33. 1 point
    Explain this then... https://jobs.screwfix.com/location/douglas-jobs/5724/3042225-9782170-3042237/4 The location shows just off Allan street in Douglas
  34. 1 point
    I am sure there are several anti TT MHKs or realists, but they will be scared to let it be known. Quite sad really.
  35. 1 point
    No, it is you whom has missed the point.
  36. 1 point
    I just don't know how you contain all that excitement.
  37. 1 point
    Dozy Daphne has got two!
  38. 1 point
    One thing springs to mind here, one of the Fairy Houses were ironically set up in Skelly's constituency, I have no idea where the others are and if there are any connection with other members constituencies!!! I am sooo cynical.
  39. 1 point
    At the next election you should vote for a candidate who states in their manifesto that they will work tirelessly to end the TT.
  40. 1 point
    Exactly which is why Margaret Thatcher would say a forced federal Europe will not work because we are already established long warring peoples....I do not believe the UK will fit into a federal EU but voted Remain to preserve our own Union and as the lesser of the two evils at present...At present!... The tune or anthem to the Star Spangled Banner was written by church organist and musician John Stafford Smith 1750-1836. He came from Gloucester and did not go to America. He wrote as a sideline Glee Club male quartet harmony songs which is why singing the Star Spangled Banner is difficult!..It was more like "Barbershop" and was called Anacreon in Heaven...The song and tune travelled to the USA and was current in Baltimore in 1814 when the British bombarded Fort McHeny. The lyric to Star Spangled Banner was penned by American lawyer Francis Scott Key who was on board a British warship negotiating parole terms for captured American officers...He saw the stars and stripes still flying over the fort after a massive shelling and wrote that which evolved as the USA national anthem... Strictly speaking the term anthem refers to the music bereft of lyric so one could say that technically a Brit (John Stafford Smith) wrote the American national anthem.
  41. 1 point
    Hey Al (can I call you Al?), ICYMI, paul's point in this Topic is nothing to do with the actual shape of the earth, on which he thinks he has expressed no opinion (although he's slipped up a couple of times and exposed his true belief). The last 200 pages or so is his attempt at refuting the position made early in the Topic that there is no discussion about FE. Hence a dreary procession of videos of faceless drones talking pointlessly about it. China et al have posted some termendously interesting posts about how you would easily go about demonstrating the general shape of the planet and these have been quite informative and educational. All paul has done unfortunately is (a) show he has a very unusual hobby shitposting his rubbishy videos and (b) there's a lot of crazies on the internet. When China, perhaps the most patient poster on MF, decides he's not going to get anywhere (see his post the last page or two) you know you're on a hiding to nothing. Of course you can still crack on if you want to, it's a free country after all
  42. 1 point
    Oh Hell, is no one safe.
  43. 1 point
  44. 1 point
    Yep...that’s a flattie... https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/dec/21/earthrise-photo-at-50-apollo-8-mission-space-nasa
  45. 1 point
    Don’t know if anyone saw the Last Leg on Channel 4? The Tynwald Mills Polar Bears put in an appearance, along with pictures of the Bears on the bridge steering the Ben. Overall a fun article giving the island publicity without overkill. Unlike the fairy houses which despite its originality has left a bitter taste as to its cost, and the endless boasts and bullshit emanating from the lips of our Politicos.
  46. 1 point
    Post a short synopsis, I haven’t the will to watch 80 minutes of conspiracy theory clap trap.
  47. 1 point
    That whole pile of shite you posted there could have been shortened to “I have no idea how an audit works”
  48. 1 point
    PGW did not reply to a single point I made. And he wont. Ever. I honestly struggle to explain this. How can clever people act so stupid. How can someone that understands the art of arguement fail at the base of facts. It might be a bit of fun for these folk. Troll a bit. Maybe a bit of wu mao. But what is a moment of fun for them is serious for us. As we strive for improvement, eradication of disease, environmental protection and an understanding of harmony with nature.. These guys just want to burn coal, elect thick presidents and campaign against vacination because.. well.. just because. They dont want to be second best. They dont want a normal job, such as cutting grass or cleaning hotel rooms. They want youtube millions.. But the irony is that they are projecting a right wing message, while hoping for sponsorship from a right wing fund, in effect, they are hoping to jump onto the righr wing welfare state. The ultimate aim being a bit on fox news. Look up Gorka, Sebastion.. what a cunt. Its not about flat earth. Its about tax cuts.Its about getting rid of EPA rules. Its a well funded campaign to say thay science is wrong, making money is good. Funded by the people who make money. Is the earth a globe? Of course it is. I cant think of any reason for prople to think it is flat, apart from anti science propaganda. Funded by the fossil fuel industry.
  49. 1 point
    Nasty piece of work according to many at the hospital.
  50. 1 point
    I think I'd follow your approach. However, if you have a child that's been adamant from a very young age that they were the other gender. When you've tried your approach and they're still very unhappy and convince you that they'll not change their mind. Is there then circumstances where it would be better to act early, before the changes of puberty, for example. Is it better to let a boy become a man only to become a woman at 18 or help a boy to become a girl that grows into a woman?
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