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  1. 6 points
    In what way is this sentiment unique to Skelly?
  2. 4 points
    Some of the power tool snobbery you see on-site is hilarious. The industrial equivalent of women discussing Jimmy Choo against Saxone.
  3. 3 points
    I think the issue is you reading it badly.
  4. 3 points
    I knew it wouldn't be long...
  5. 3 points
    The reason why Skelly has a job is very simple - he does what he's told. The only requirement to be a Minister in Quayle's government is obedience to their civil service masters. We saw that with the dismissal of Beecroft - whether you agree with her or not, she was prepared to challenge her CEO and so had to go. Even understanding what is happening or being convincing communicating it is an optional extra for Manx Ministers, as we see with Skelly (and indeed Quayle). They can read out the answers written out for them without apparently knowing what they mean or what all those words mean or realising that it makes no sense. Take this example from the answer Skelly gave in the Keys discussed here when Edge asked What contingency plans he has to ensure that the decline in tourism figures over the last two years does not continue?: This motorway car-crash of buzzwords doesn't even make grammatical (or any other sort of) sense, but that doesn't matter to Skelly or those who write such rubbish. And of course the 'solution' is a perfect one because it translates as "We will employ even more highly paid civil servants who don't actually do anything except have meetings and spout jargon" while reorganising the Department yet again.
  6. 3 points
    Well nothing as spectacular as quilp's day but I lost my old dewalt 18v cordless that had been worked hard for 5 years. I though some bstard had nicked it so bought another. It was found next summer on our flat roof where I'd left it nearly a year previously. Still works perfectly (albeit with a new battery now) 10 years later.
  7. 3 points
    This should please the dafties who think it’s our duty to re-home “refugees”
  8. 3 points
    It isn’t a sentence, because there isn’t a conviction. It’s a quasi civil thing. It can be issued by any court. The person promises to behave for a period of time on the basis that if they don’t then they will have to pay a fixed sum. It can be used for any offence, it is more likely to be used for lower tariffs offences, where prosecution evidence is weak, defendant is indicating a not guilty plea, but wants it over. So both sides compromise. The charges go away. The defendant doesn’t admit anything. There are two types of binding over in IoM. To be of good behaviour - which is a bit nebulous, and, as in this case, to keep the peace, which implies that there has been a breach of the peace, but that’s very low level in terms of violence threatened or actual, it’s less than assault, or assault would be the appropriate charge. How you show a risk of future “violence” is really problematic. Unless there is an ongoing repeated offending. A course of action.
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  10. 2 points
    Why wouldn't I trust a word this guy says ! I do wonder how much the silence of vision 9 and others has cost the taxpayers ?! http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=44665&headline=We're confident of growth in tourism%2C minister tells House of Keys&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2018
  11. 2 points
    Is that all you can do is to insult?. Please leave this forum so the grown ups can talk. Also my mum is dead.
  12. 2 points
    It really isn't. Not if you can read properly.
  13. 2 points
    You got there before me, Declan. Can’t make out if Linz has comprehension deficit or is trouble causing. She needs to wind her neck in.
  14. 2 points
    I know you are cynical about Manx Justice. But the Deemster didn’t “buy it”. It was a jury verdict. They acquitted of death by dangerous, but convicted of due care. Defendant appealed, unsuccessfully. So no-one was bought. The case presented did not convince the jury so that they could be really sure to convict of the serious offence. There was, naturally, much sympathy with the family of the deceased, and there were some scurrilous posts about the defendant, which had to be removed for legal reasons. No one was bought.
  15. 2 points
    I am not a fan or follower of them but do you have any evidence that they are "far right"? In fact, do you even know what "left" and "right" mean? I get so fed up of smug left-wing pillocks on Facebook constantly attacking any article based on it being the Daily Mail or Fox News, while they swallow every pile of BS straight out of the Guardian, Independent, Mirror, late night US "comedy" shows, or that stupid "LadBible" page. They're partisan sheep. They might as well be AI as they just repeat talking points they've been spoon fed. Instead of immediately attacking a secondary source of information, try reading it, consider the primary sources being cited, and draw up your own conclusions. Don't dismiss it out of hand just because it goes against your robotic programming.
  16. 2 points
  17. 2 points
    If there's a window of opportunity...
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  19. 2 points
    I was over-stretched and straddling atop a 12-tread set of steps once, cutting one of 40 or so chase's, for a break-glass with the Erbauer on hammer only, up a block wall, on a landing at the top of a long set of concrete stairs (local school). Stupidly I stretched too far, lost my balance and grip on the drill and down went I, drill and all. I managed to land (breaking my foot in the process) without ending up down the stairs. The drill however, with the trigger lock in place and still hammering away, hit the ground beside me chisel first, bounced-up, smashed me in the face breaking my nose good-style and chipping a tooth. It then carried on, picking up momentum and bouncing down those concrete steps right to the bottom. When it stopped, it was still going. Apart from a few scratches and a hairline crack on the grip it remained unscathed. Unlike myself. Did I mention it was bought through Screwfix and made in China?
  20. 2 points
    Skelly might be the lesser concern. How much belief in it by how many people and how much in salaries and employment costs to contrive this guff and lay it before Skelly for delivery?
  21. 2 points
    Careful now, Lxxx, you'll have RIchard Britten et al on attempting to rubbish your source and therefore you. Matters not if there's any sense in it...
  22. 2 points
    There’s nothing like a joined up government. And this is nothing like a joined up government
  23. 2 points
    You can see from the comments what people think of Skelly and the DfE. I’m still baffled as to why he still has a job as the Minister in the DfE. Between him and the other departmental cock-womble no wonder our tourist sector is in such a mess.
  24. 2 points
    Why do they allow such bollocks in these press releases. "The same period from 2013 the visitor spend which has increased by 23%" The person who comes up with these figures I guessing (Like he does) is the person who stated the fairy houses advertising figures. I want that job obviously it will mean a University degree in Mechanical Mathematical Hypothesis stating to the stupid. But I could easily make that visitor spend over 200% just by using a cup of coffee in Douglas cost in 2013 £1.00 now a coffee cost over £3.00 therefore the average visitors spend has increased by over 200% well done Mr Skelly and Mr Callister keep the good work up.
  25. 2 points
    Never underestimate some of the stupidity on t'internet. However, the difference in cost is because they chose to wreck the budget non-XR Dewalt. They make a metal gearbox brushless version of this which would have been a fairer but still stupid test. Can't believe I'm talking about power tools on here. Time to switch the computer off and go for a walk.
  26. 2 points
    Just 5 posts in, no wonder I don’t look at this very often!
  27. 2 points
    Brilliant that. It would be a shame if we were denied this wonderful actor's talent because of his personal failings. He just gets better and better and few could deliver those lines with such subtlety and gravitas as Spacey. I don't excuse what he's alleged to have done (Has he appeared in court for anything ?) but I'd like to see him back on the screen before too long.
  28. 1 point
    I saw this article online which was originally published prior to Christmas but only just put online. http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=44764&headline=Custody%20for%20woman%20who%20assaulted%20police%20officer&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2018 A couple of points raised, the lady in question came from the UK, and there are already issues involved. As a result of various issues, her dog has been seized, and the MSPCA are involved. The lady served a period of imprisonment whilst on remand. However, the article doesn’t say whether the lady in question has been a) issued with a boat ticket etc and b) been served with a 5 year exclusion order from the island. I get the impression that IOMG and it’s various state bodies and authorities don’t want to a) get their hands dirty and b) don’t want to make a decision as you to whether someone should be deported. I get the impression that IOMG would rather that the Salvation Army solved all their social problems. Don’t get me wrong I’m trying not to sound unsympathetic, but sadly this island has its own home grown issues, brought on in part, by molly coddling and throwing money at certain groupings in society.
  29. 1 point
    Unfortunately for Daphne the proposed purchase of the Dot Performance Building (former Methodist Chapel) on Main Road Onchan by the IOM Muslim Association is not proceeding. I understand it would have been - subject to planning, become a Mosque (which essentially is only a change of use back to original purpose). The potential for Callister / Daphne comedy along with Onchan pensionner vitriol and casual racism is sadly not happening.
  30. 1 point
    That's the trouble with democracy, it doesn't work for zealots whose objective is to impose their lunatic views on everyone else.
  31. 1 point
    In the Isle of Man where everyone supposedly knows everyone else and these wonderful people called deemsters who "know who is guilty before a case comes to court because the place is so small", a jury will hang on to every word that nice man says to them. And it was largely in the judges gift and discretion as to the degree of sentencing, not the jury. Oh, and the 'scurrilous' and particularly hurtful remarks made on the forum were against the person who was killed. Words to the effect of "she shouldn't have been at home looking after the children then they wouldn't be orphans". (Oh, and in this respect, for someone using the forums on a regular basis, that poster was not as anonymous as they must have thought...) Yes, the defence and their expert (ie bought) witness was comprehensive and didn't provide, for example, such a damning Saab reference for the love of justice. With it being a motorbike related matter, good ol' Milky Quayle, that friendly jovial TT clown, was brought in to provide a reference. He was the er, defs postman. That's it. But of course postmen are Gods on the Isle of Man and so apparently is any 'celebrity' to do with the TT. And it was fortunate that by joining the freemasons the def found a member of the committee who runs the TT and MGP. And got a glowing reference that displayed no relevance to how relatively briefly he had known def. (or some would argue, much at all) The references succeeded in dissipating the arguments of some of the bike fraternity, which is fair enough. It should have been a simple case of a car driver killing another road-user. That fact they were on a motorcycle should in court have been largely irrelevant. The defence succeeded in just about rubbishing everything anyone with a motorbike said. Except the references of course. Bought men? Oh, and John, me cynical about Manx justice. You bet.
  32. 1 point
    I’d be interested if the goodwill payments were up this year on last!
  33. 1 point
    Do you take all your advice from far right sensationalist websites or just when it comes to humanitarian issues?
  34. 1 point
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  36. 1 point
    Bragging like that...he'll get SFA next year I imagine.
  37. 1 point
    has anybody got any veras........
  38. 1 point
    There may even be laws to stop you searching it. I wouldn't be surprised. Best not search too hard as they'll take the whole forum off the internets.
  39. 1 point
    They go in Miscellaneous Stationery Drawer at G.04.03.114. Where else would they be.
  40. 1 point
    Totally agree, my McAllister sds/breaker (cabled - £35) is absolutely superb and is better than my dewalt one.
  41. 1 point
    Closely related to Jack Carter by the looks of the postings...
  42. 1 point
    Not at all. It became obvious after a delightful absence you are back with your usual style of posting. You weren’t missed at all
  43. 1 point
    Why does Linz feel compelled to destroy any vestige of goodwill and friendliness he really is a sad individual.
  44. 1 point
    It's a sentence. Or should have been. It would make a very good film. The full story of which would be considered fiction, but of course, it is all fact.
  45. 1 point
  46. 1 point
    Whilst doing almost nothing to make that empty promise a reality.
  47. 1 point
    Thats lawyer speak for 'I was wrong'
  48. 1 point
    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.
  49. 1 point
    Aha, it's obviously not the hot issue that it is with some MF members?
  50. 1 point
    For years IOMPO paid about a million and half quid to treasury from profits annually. Now their making a loss, treasury are raiding the reserve fund for it. All this stuff is in the public domain if you wade through hansard.
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