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  1. 7 points
    I think they all clubbed together to give a man called Jonathan and his family somewhere to live. A heartwarming story if ever there was one.
  2. 6 points
    My missus likes it though.
  3. 4 points
    Oh land of our birth, MHKs bring such mirth, An island now broke, much despair, It's now ran by fools, Who failed at their schools, That make us all want to pull out our hair.
  4. 3 points
    There are a lot of people who respect our National Anthem myself included and I find it disgusting that Manx Radio are playing it to advertise some second rate eating place. I know the people placing the adverts have the say about its contents but surely there is a limit and Manx Radio should not have accepted this, there are plenty more tunes that could have been used. I know the usual suspects will shout me down over this but it has to be said.
  5. 3 points
    I thought he was parachuted in as some sort of elite level number cruncher.
  6. 3 points
    The issue is using the tune for a crappy advert on Manx Radio it is our National Anthem whether you like it or not.
  7. 3 points
    Couch’s failings, whatever they are about to be demonstrated as, are not attributable to Beecroft. Beecroft’s failings are exclusively her own.
  8. 3 points
    Hmmm....deal with violence...with violence? Why the birch? ...can't we stab or punch them instead?
  9. 3 points
    No. Join the 21st century. This topic has been discussed numerous times. Use the search function.
  10. 3 points
    they keep dumb people busy for a few hours a week
  11. 2 points
    I find it hilarious to read comments on Facebook from people saying "so what?" and that it's not harming anyone. Are these people dumb or something? The whole prosperity gospel theology is actually very psychologically harmful, is exploitative, especially to vulnerable people.
  12. 2 points
    Scouserers - magic is perhaps the only explanation for the result at Anfield this week!
  13. 2 points
    I'd agree too but that was mostly tribalism and masculine posturing. Much of that male working class culture has disappeared now.
  14. 2 points
    I reckon it was worse in the 70s. Always used to be fight or two going on in the streets at kicking out time of a weekend. Although I suspect it was more to do with booze than drugs and their related tabs. Just the norm in those days. "Saturday Night's all right for Fighting" sang Elton....
  15. 2 points
    There are lots of alternatives...but a lot of people here have spent a lot of money on painting vans, and printing business cards and letterheads invested in a manx email address. It's not rocket salad these days to keep it operational. My bet...there are probably at least 500 manx.net email addresses that alone generate a £million or two for MT each year. Get it sorted MT. You lax feckers.
  16. 2 points
    Lots of drug debts and associated violence. Tis true.
  17. 2 points
    As with much from IOMG, you look at their 'requirements' & wonder if life would be better if you chewed your own arms off https://www.visitisleofman.com/trade/registration-schemes/accommodation-registrations
  18. 2 points
    Could we not have a "manx tv station", maybe a "panaroma" type investigation sort of program, something like "joe blogs investigates", it could be the horse trams, the prom, the recent regs from the DHSS / hospital / TT, Richmond Hill / the sefton, Steam packet ?
  19. 2 points
    DfE are a menace to enterprise
  20. 2 points
    Indeed. His answer to issues like this is the third sector. Which is ironic really when you think he was Minister for Health and he ditched DASH (who were offering counselling for more than just drug addiction).
  21. 2 points
    Rob was not the only one who could not work with Beecroft there were three in all, she was on TH saying see tried to sack Couch for incompetence, strong words she may regret unless she can prove it. Poor old Hooper will be downgraded now she has reappeared I think he was far better at putting a point over than Beecroft her whining voice is dreadful and he was picking his battles she just opposes everything that moves. It was a very welcome rest not having her whinging for the past few months I expect she had to get back before her six months full pay was up and she was put on half pay.
  22. 2 points
    Yes Calamity was getting star treatment by Stu on TH she said she had tried to sack Couch in her reign of terror for incompetence, strong words that may just turn and bite her. She made no mention of the three MHKs that found it impossible to work with her and the one that left her party during her tenure because she felt she was being gagged and could not represent her constituents properly. Hooper will now be downgraded to nodding dog now that she is back, shame because I was warming to him at least he picked his battles unlike Kate.
  23. 2 points
    Whoever thought putting a crappy advert on to the tune of the Manx National Anthem is well out of line.
  24. 2 points
    Nothing freaky about it. Liverpool are awesome.
  25. 2 points
    Oh, OK. I've been checking Rob's blog but he hasn't really explained his actions in light of the latest revelations. Strange, given he is Mr Transparent. I wonder if Teddy Smith could help explain......
  26. 2 points
    It's possible that Michaels is advocating something very different from the "leadership and direction" that was the previous policy. Hence no room for the current incumbents and their way of doing things. Weak management always prefer to call in consultancy. Their own people already know what's what but they are not used as they can't be trusted not to turn the situation to their advantage. Plus when you implement the consultancy findings you have a built in scapegoat should it go to ratshit to wit "Not my fault. I brought in the best people (public money) could buy...." Believe me it can go to ratshit as well. You can sometimes feel the hostility from the people you are dealing with as you try to define and measure what is involved. Especially as they may well think their job is on the line. Unfortunately people like Lisvane and Michaels have no authority with which to force change. That lies elsewhere....
  27. 2 points
    Or CIII vs XXV if you don't want to user Arabic numerals
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    Give him a damn good thrashing, you know its there. Fat headed 50 year old man giving a 14 year old boy 10 of the best. Ooooh yeah, can you feel it?
  30. 1 point
    Maybe revenge is a deterrent, or should be.
  31. 1 point
    Certainly not everywhere - in fact the Isle of Man is pretty unusual in demanding registration and inspection for all tourist accommodation. Of course there may be other requirements such as change of use or fire certificates elsewhere, depending on how big the premises are etc in many places. But for smaller properties, providing you're not violating any other agreements, such as tenancy or insurance conditions, you can just let a spare room or even a property out on Airbnb without any other permission. That's why some cities, such as Barcelona, have started putting local restrictions on. The IOM VAT limit is effectively a turnover of £85,000 per year, so someone letting out a couple of rooms or even flats is unlikely to breach that. Of course it would have to be declared for tax. Airbnb do offer some insurance etc for their hosts as part of the service (plus dispute handling and so on) but as far as inspection goes rely on guest feedback.
  32. 1 point
    Birching did not work all the time, some reoffended Hanging though was a 100% success, apart from the ones who were framed
  33. 1 point
    ...not to mention stupid, cruel and self-defeating.
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point
    I prefer Alberts lyrics...
  36. 1 point
    It's a shit anthem and a shit piece of music. It needs some gentle humour injecting into it. Looks like the lads have re-written the words. I shall sing them at St Johns on Tynwald Day.
  37. 1 point
    Fully agree. That anthem ain't selling shit. One of the most uninspiring musical pieces since God save the Queen.
  38. 1 point
    It takes a while for Bazza to keep up
  39. 1 point
    Well you're the accountant! It's quite a good thing for the hotel operating co as they can worry about day to day operations & not big financing issues Interesting if the two entities are related tho' - what happens if the hotel isn't profitable enough for the rent to be paid?
  40. 1 point
    That’s what I thought originally. It appears it wasn’t the BM BA merger ring fenced ones. I think that asitis identified ( pages up ) that the IoM LHR slot was one sold by Indian based Jet Airways which was in difficulty ( and has since failed ) to Delta. Delta own a substantial chunk of Virgin which owns a substantial chunk of flybe. Delta couldn’t use it immediately so has sub let it to flybe for the summer. Think it’s called slot sitting. If you don’t use the slots enough ( 80% I think ) you lose them.
  41. 1 point
    Whatever bad news is in store for Couch and Morris in the soon-to-arrive Michaels report, Beecroft has a bloody nerve crowing "Ah well yes, I tried to oust Couch and had no support" on MR this morning. She seems to overlook that even the sloth-like Quayle eventually dumped her due to the absolutely disastrous sojourn she spent in health and the apparent horror expressed by other politicians tasked to work with her. Irony appears to be lost on Calamity Kate.
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    Some performance too.
  44. 1 point
    Mental Health should not be an election issue, anymore than cancer, heart problems, or any other natural health problem should be an 'election issue'. It is an 'affliction' (in the nicest sense of the word) from which any of us or our families may suffer. A 'competition' for funds between say, MI, Cancer, Heart problems et al, would be a travesty above which we should all rise. In the last 24 hours, I have seen on this forum, a piss-taking description of a 'syndrome'. I felt like spewing up. Whatever our differences on here, political or otherwise, I would hope that we may rise above the bile and look after one another.
  45. 1 point
    Goodness gracious, I agree with P.K.!
  46. 1 point
    It’s usually done to strip out the operating business and move all the assets and income up to the holding company. The hotel management company basically just services a lease debt to the holding company supported by trading receipts. Holding company gets to keep the property gains when realized and all the lease income. So £7.4m hotel might be worth £20M in 20 years plus £12M in rent paid. Will probably be a repair lease too for the hotel business.
  47. 1 point
    The Manx one is worse as the flat rate is lower.
  48. 1 point
    You should have had someone proof read your petition.
  49. 1 point
    I don't see Arab numerals as being any less useless than Roman ones except for high level watches.
  50. 1 point
    I know I don't voice opinions on this forum very often, and very often my comments concern the wanna be comedians (it is a profession enjoyed by those qualified by the way) who post ludicrous, nasty, personal responses that usualy derail some of the most serious posts. This miscreant is a prime example. Definately no natural sense of humour, just argumentative for the sake of it. Whether you agree or not, there was a time when some serious comments made politicians/'important types' squirm a bit and brought about changes...not any more. Manx Forums has become a laughing stock, just to be ignored. If I was a bit paranoid I might suggest the efforts by certain IOMG employees on here to destroy any credibility MF had has really paid off. How long must this misuse/abuse contiue before someone says simply (sorry 'bout this)...fuck off you horses ass...just fuck off!
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