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  1. 4 points
    You're a miserable bastard. Just leave it as a fenced off shit tip eh?
  2. 4 points
    Perhaps they could move the Co-op there. That's very cramped.
  3. 3 points
    There is a patch of land by the old bus stop owned by shoprite fenced off. Been like that as long as I can remember. I'd like the commissioners to ask shoprite if they could clear it up a bit, take down the fences and put in some picnics tables/benches. Existing PE staff to look after it costing Shoprite nothing but doing good for the town. Its such a small, cheap and simple change but in my view valuable.
  4. 3 points
    As a nation we are not blessed with good leadership or any evidence of lessons being learned. Planning was a feature yesterday on Manx Radio, one million pounds was spent on the Mount Murray enquire which exposed appalling malpractice by Ministers and civil servants. Recommendation were made, none have been implemented and the report went into the long grass. Your in very good company Derek.
  5. 3 points
    I'm not particularly opposed to the MOT., it's just not the most important element of improving road safety. There is the false sense of security to factor in. Maybe the Govt should make more effort in roadside recommendations? Safe speed for the road, safe cornering speed? The Govt allow a max speed of 50 for 'R' plate drivers but 50 is too much for some corners!
  6. 2 points
    No, of course not. You made that up. It is the responsibility of the owners to ensure that their vehicles comply with the law. Increasing the incidence of spot checks will root out those that don't and act as an incentive to everyone else to keep up to scratch.
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  8. 2 points
    Let's cut to the chase: It won't be funny. Almost no comedy is.
  9. 2 points
    Specialist shop .... bubbles for spirit levels
  10. 2 points
    No. It's a glaring advocacy for more spot checks.
  11. 2 points
    What for? Is there liability insurance for the benches on the front by that pile of quartz? Big cliff there, dangerous, someone might fall.
  12. 2 points
    A breach of duty must be indictable, even on the Isle of Man? Or on the Isle of Man is that 'gardening leave' (with promotion and/or fat pay-off)?
  13. 2 points
    Don't say that; Shoprite will buy it to stop them.
  14. 2 points
    Yes, any cancer pre 1980 should be a good place to start. You know, before mobile phones existed...
  15. 2 points
  16. 2 points
    Nobody has said "do it this way", but the very fact that the modus operandi of these tests in other jurisdictions is being discussed has progressed the debate beyond "whether to" and on to "how to". Subtle progress.
  17. 2 points
    I like the way this has gone from "Is it time?" to a discussion about how we should go about it. That's how they sneak these things in folks. No thanks!
  18. 1 point
    For the first time in its 127 year history. I think that this is good news.
  19. 1 point
  20. 1 point
    What's witty about bitter and twisted?
  21. 1 point
  22. 1 point
    But in the end it comes down to who's doing the frying, not who owns the business
  23. 1 point
    How can it be a "demand led service" when their own auditors can tell them they're underfunding it before it becomes policy? It's like the brexiteers always ignoring uncomfortable truths. Talking of which what did you think of Jason Hunters view of the future?
  24. 1 point
  25. 1 point
    What if you want fruit and veg though?
  26. 1 point
    Very Big Turkeys and Christmas scenario there. With what goes on over here (and list as many examples as you wish), would any of them put legislation like that up to expose themselves to it?
  27. 1 point
    they haven't had any underfunding........ tax cuts have brought in more money......... its no wonder your so easy to con.......
  28. 1 point
    I actually read about and watched this on rt a couple of days ago, didn't give it another moments thought. Just assumed it was fake news.
  29. 1 point
    Wouldn't it be easier to find somewhere to park nearby to just pop into the COOP at the Cherry Orchard site? There's as many spaces directly in front of the building. Plus a car park at the rear and space over the road at the old bus station and the shoprite car park. Plus you wouldn't be exiting into a narrow one-way road with pedestrians and buses. And if you had parked for another reason on Station Road and needed something from the COOP the Cherry Orchard is less than a minutes walk away. I think that extra inconvenience would be worth bearing for a larger product range and a more pleasant shopping experience.
  30. 1 point
    This is the Isle of Man. You have to accept that good ideas and thoughts can only come from the top otherwise they are rubbished along with you. Now, if you have a good point to make, you must have a chat with someone at the top and if they are 'a bit thick' (don't worry, they usually are) you have to make them think it was their idea all along. If you can then back them up (massage ego etc) and be in awe and subservient to them regarding the idea, then and only then the idea will be implemented. It can be a hard pill to swallow but at least you have the satisfaction of seeing your idea going somewhere. Suck up enough (well a lot actually) and redirect the credit upwards, will also have its own financial and promotional rewards. I will end this as I started: This is the Isle of Man
  31. 1 point
    The current Co-Op location counts at least for us. If we're parked up for whatever reason we'll pop in for stuff we know they have. We don't just "pop in" to Shoprite....
  32. 1 point
    Typical evil capitalist. No understanding of the vital role public services play for the most disadvantaged in our society. They don't vote tory so fuck 'em by underfunding said services so tax cuts can be given to already well-off tory voters to keep them voting us back into power....
  33. 1 point
    Typical socialist. No understanding of the role of price within a functioning economy and thinks a politician/expert/bureaucrat/him can easily set it to provide jam tomorrow for the people while punishing those evil capitalists.
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point
    Ahhhhh......"Callow's Yard".....the heart of Port Erin....
  36. 1 point
    they'll show roy the boy how it's done.
  37. 1 point
    There was a rather cloud covered lunar eclipse a few days ago and just as the moon fully entered the earth's umbra a meteorite smashed into the moon. These two tweets capture the start of totality (and the meteorite impact) and its end very well. Click through for the entire tweet thread with lots of different exposures giving different details.
  38. 1 point
    I’ve done that observation pink dog...do please keep up!
  39. 1 point
    At the moment he's in a bad plaice.
  40. 1 point
    It would need someone with a slide rule and a list of the Islands cars, their age groupings and an idea of how often a certain age group should be tested. However, none of this would allow for detecting a fairly new car, 5 year to testing, that has a driver who stomps on the brakes and has worn them to a dangerously inefficient level. The guy who 'hangs' on the clutch at halt signs and wears his clutch to the point he cannot disengage to stop the car. Will an MOT detect a worn clutch? Hopefully someone at the DoI has these skills! I say again, there are other areas of Road Safety that should take priority over MOTs.
  41. 1 point
    Tanya's looking Woody, you could be in there
  42. 1 point
    It's completely impractical to implement here. Bet Jacksons will be pushing for it behind the scenes though.
  43. 1 point
    That's a whole other subject in its own right. No doubt there is an old thread on it. I think it will have to be debated as time goes on. I for one don't want to be a gaga wreck of a body dribbling into my soup and to undergo suffering that you would be prosecuted for putting an animal through.
  44. 1 point
    Of course it is financially unsustainable. It is woefully inefficient. There are record amounts of money going in every year, and more projected in the next few years already surpassing the "Brexit bus" amount. It is a demand led service, and demand is at an all time high and growing, so no matter how much you pour in it will never be enough. So what do you suggest?
  45. 1 point
    Now I've never said this, ever. This is your slant, not mine, Corporal. Lying again...
  46. 1 point
    I believe it's what sanctions do. Modern day siege. As in days past, the peasants are always revolting if you can just make their lives unbearable enough.
  47. 1 point
    Funnily enough, no, and I often told people that I felt safer here than in my house in Douglas. At least here I have armed guards downstairs who can freely shoot any intruder with zero questions asked. Having said that, there's enough other crime here and I know of colleagues and friends who were robbed, mugged at knife point and other not so funny things. Plus there's the small matter of extra judicial killings, terrorism, and other dangers. You don't know how much a functioning police force is worth until you don't have one available.
  48. 1 point
    If you’re starting to wonder how on earth anyone thinks Brexit is worth it, have a look at the link below. The Brexit message is this; standards of living are falling, so blame the EU, blame immigrants, blame universal credit claimants, blame Guardian readers, blame ‘snowflakes’ or whoever, but do not blame it on successive governments prioritising investment in failed banks and illegal wars instead of vital services. UK politicians have enabled a system wherein taxes are for the little people. We all know that that is the truth. Now, if only something could be done about that ... If Brexit ever happens and, if it turns out to not be a complete disaster, then fine. If it does, no need to apologise, but you will have the moral obligation to make sure these laws get enacted in the U.K. too ... that really would bring millions upon millions to the NHS. https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/business/company-tax/anti-tax-avoidance-package/anti-tax-avoidance-directive_en
  49. 1 point
    At least 95% of humans are made from doesn't matter.
  50. 1 point
    How about introducing a new 'P' plate in addition to L and R. The P could be penalty (or prick!) so if you've been caught on your phone, speeding, driving like a knob, whatever, in addition to your trip to court and pointless £200 fine you also have to display a P plate on your car and have similar restrictions to R plates for 6 months with clear and obvious notice given that if you transgress in your P period you'll straight up get a year ban. That might incentivise people to take some notice?
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