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  1. 6 points
    I was much amused to see that IOM “Newspapers” website reported that a man made “lude” comments to a female police officer. Obviously worse than rude but not quite lewd, so lude it was.
  2. 3 points
    not yet, give it time. remember how diesel went up in price when diesel cars became mainstream, get ready for electric to go up in the same way.
  3. 3 points
    I don't believe in mixing my cultural references, or my drinks.
  4. 3 points
    The problem is Roger that no matter what evidence anybody produces in support of cyclists, it doesn’t fit in with the anti cyclists rantings. Yes there are idiot cyclists but my guess is there are more inconsiderate motorists.
  5. 2 points
    TBH to describe it as a security fence is laughable, it is little more than a garden chainlink boundary and if someone wanted to get in , well they could without much effort at all ! Box ticking of the highest order !
  6. 2 points
    Maybe it was a different sort of 'lude?
  7. 2 points
    What this boils down to is that onchan mhks dont have anything to do with bins and dogshit in lakeside (garff). The sooner our supposed national politicians stopped dicking around with local authority matters and questioning operational matters the better.
  8. 2 points
    I think we are a bit slow to catch up with what is going on in the depths of society sometimes. People in government positions are not up to speed with the unfortunate, it would help if a more diverse type of politician was elected and not the usual out of touch moron that we tend to have who lurks around the retirement homes at election time!
  9. 1 point
    Is it now time for an all island speed limit?
  10. 1 point
    Douglas. The arse wipe of Onchan.
  11. 1 point
    Maybe the focus is to get rid or lower the number of car journeys. How’s that for forward thinking. Time people realised the car isn’t the be all.
  12. 1 point
    You will find that he generally follows this forum relentlessly 24/7. Quite why nobody knows. Years ago good old Neddy Flanders (another Onchan based RC) used to do exactly the same. I’m not sure whether having those initials and being an Onchan MHK is a contributing factor to obsessively following Manx Forums and then making embarrassing statements when you see negative comments about yourself or not.
  13. 1 point
    It must be shuffle time. Whom do you think will get social housing?, as I don't believe it will be you if you can't spell it correctly..
  14. 1 point
    The Iranians mined/torpedoed a Japanese tanker at the same time Shinzo Abe was in Tehran for talks is the story being spun. Anyone who thinks that story is anywhere near true is either a) a moron, b) a large shareholder of Northrop Grumman or c) John Bolton.
  15. 1 point
    Our airport is much higher in bullshit, in fact its weighed down by the weight of bullshit and cost !
  16. 1 point
    Taken from a drone, allegedly, equipped with night-vision. Possibly from 10,000 feet or more. What benefit a false flag operation? Do those nations really want to go to war? The Ayatollah's might want the escalation but I doubt very much the majority ot the Iranian people have the stomach for it, they've suffered enough via the sanctions imposed on them as a result of their supremacist leaders and the power struggles with the arabs, especially the Sauds. Nothing new there. Of course, it could've been that evil Mossad trying to stir things up. If anyone is going to bite it'll be the Israelis, they have the most to fear from a nuclear-capable Iran.
  17. 1 point
    Meanwhile I can just afford to buy a car for £1000ish and keep it maintained myself to save costs. Leasing sounds like fairyland.
  18. 1 point
    My take on car leasing. It can be a good way to drive a £45k car for £15k over three years. If you are self employed or in a partnership. You could claim back 50% of that as a tax deduction. If you are VAT registered then 50% of that as well.
  19. 1 point
    It looks like a skidmark rather a burnout Max, and there are "skips" in it towards the end. Take a look if you're passing that way, I think it'll be there a while
  20. 1 point
    You do understand that people are debating accidents with cyclists? Accidents being the appropriate word. There is nobody going round deliberately trying to kill or injure cyclists using their cars in the IOM. Unfortunately our narrow roads are not really suited to mixed traffic. So god only knows why Ray Harmer and his team seem to be focusing a lot of their efforts on getting more cyclists to use our totally lethal road network and putting in ever more dangerous cycling lanes like the one in Ramsey. Perhaps the focus should be on more off road cycleways and paths. It’s not like we dont have the space where they wouldn’t need insurance or to pay road tax anyway.
  21. 1 point
    Apparently getting appointments for help when people have issues is simply not worth the bother. Consequently a lot of people don’t seem to have anywhere to turn and that’s when the problems start apparently.
  22. 1 point
    3 under 30 years old suicides already in June both male and female - there is a very visible and ignored mental health problem on the Island which massively out weighs the UK stats - I don't have an answer or any suggestions but the Govt need to take urgent and immediate steps - it is endemic almost epidemic and requires immediate assistance.
  23. 1 point
    @Sheldon My hopes for the phrase "gargle blaster" in the middle of your post have been cruelly dashed.
  24. 1 point
    He meant next October not the last one (the Report was only produced this Spring). The 'two sittings' rule[1] is meant to give the civil servants enough time to produce a 'response', though you'd hope the normal lead in time to a Tynwald sitting would be enough - especially as they probably have copies of the Reports before they are published and may have input and given evidence. Effectively it means a delay of 2-3 months before any recommendations are considered - enough time to let any public fuss and anger die down, claim that everything has changed since the report was written and nobble the politicians to vote against anything that doesn't suit. It's yet another way in which even the limited powers of scrutiny that Tynwald has over the Executive are undermined, and increasingly so. [1] According to the footnote to Section 5.18(3) of Tynwald Standing Orders
  25. 1 point
    Thats a bit like my printer, it died, so a google search revealed that the printer was programed to print a certain number of copies before throwing up errors, and someone had built software to overcome this, which i downloaded to the printer, and it still works fine to this day.
  26. 1 point
    Surely the new RADAR is now the old RADAR, and will need to be replaced soon, along with the old fence ?
  27. 1 point
    No thanks, next step would be the fuckwits in DTC wanting control
  28. 1 point
    Come on, you're all thinking it, aren't you? It's a concealed 5G mast from a pan-Galactic mega civilization who want to be alerted when we've evolved enough to be ready for the technology. They could at least have buried it in Tycho.
  29. 1 point
    two hospitals. one social care system how hard can it be ?
  30. 1 point
    There's not a single member of that outfit that could run a bath let alone a town!
  31. 1 point
    Lovely example of how seemingly disparate areas of maths are in fact connected.
  32. 1 point
    A rare dose of sanity. Most will just get angry at the headline figures, though and the act surprised years down the line when we've cut back on everything "unprofitable" and there's nothing left.
  33. 1 point
    Is there any evidence to bear on this issue what is the mountain road accident rate compared to say the A537. Does the IOM Police traffic department publish figures on accident rates? If not why not?
  34. 1 point
    Why not? They’re already in bed with tax evasion, stealing VAT money and gambling.
  35. 1 point
    It only raises one question for me, why aren't the car parks operated by the DOI? why do DBC pay a 'licence fee'
  36. 1 point
    Because that’s as long as the incumbent will be able to last before burnout
  37. 1 point
    And that chimes with Michaels - the transformation team (with this job being just the start of what I'd say will be several more recruitments) is charged with delivering his (unanimously accepted) proposals. The whole point was to have the transformation team outside of DHSC, hence its positioning in Cabinet Office (or "the centre" as such is irksomely called). Once the transformation is complete, DHSC will be a markedly smaller creature than before - being responsible only for health strategy and priorities. The really big hitter will be "Manx Care" (a crap term IMHO) the "arms length" (from government) delivery entity. So in future one would expect the CEO of DHSC, having a much less diverse, smaller and more focussed role than at present, to be of lesser seniority, and paid less, than the CEO of "Manx Care". Let's see shall we! Having said that, what odds that the DHSC CEO role, being henceforth only policy and strategy, is something that the Cabinet Office decide sits with them. They seem to love grabbing stuff. So, perhaps no more DHSC...just a "Health & Care Strategy and Policy" Unit in Cabinet Office and Manx Care.
  38. 1 point
    It would if they forced the bikes to be registered and have plates. Stops the smarmy cyclist riding off after maiming someone without being caught.
  39. 1 point
    What the hell? I am trying to help you present a coherent argument and asking if you understand the technical detail you have copied and pasted. Your childish little outburst really confirms that you do not understand it. I appreciate that you have concerns over 5G and that is fine but you need to understand the subject before you can preach about it.
  40. 1 point
    There was a guy who was involved with the grandstand pit lane, parc firma etc who introduced a whistle - rather than shout like a bastard at 100 revving bikes that they could now take their bikes onto Glencrutchery Road start line. It was an excellent idea and worked very well but they sacked him. He was from England and did not realise the golden rules of the Isle of Man - no idea no matter how good or sensible, will be accepted unless it comes from (or is made to appear to come from) a senior Manx member of an organisation. This phenomenon is most striking in government.
  41. 1 point
    That's made me smile woolley. Make sure you get that into the survey.
  42. 1 point
    Do you regret being a tool? the article doesn't say the cyclist weren't insured, but if someone hits someone else the injured party don't usually claim on their insurance. They claim on the other driver's. The courts found this driver guilty so why would the injured party need to claim off their own insurance and potentially lose any NCB etc? Cyclists should not have to have insurance, that would stop children from using pedal cycles and what about pedestrians?? This is just a bigoted rant against cyclists with a good measure of homophobia thrown in.
  43. 1 point
    As a duck I recognise some familiar canards when I see them. This thread has some old chestnuts "pay road tax" (whatever the fuck that is) "should be insured" (most societies see little risk posed by cycling so require no insurance) and "gay lycra" (just downright homophobic) If you don't like the sentencing carried out by a court then drive sensibly.
  44. 1 point
    European or African? And presumably unladen?
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  46. 1 point
    Yes, I assume so. The dreaded elf n' safety. Surely they can just keep an eye on the feeble minded punters from both the plane and the terminal sides of the walk and gather up any especially giddy ones that go astray.
  47. 1 point
    People should be being sacked or sued for this mess. £millions pissed away again.
  48. 0 points
    More nonsense from MrPB I was fighting for better Soical Housing Policies well before my colleague was elected and given responsibility of Local Authority Housing. I guess I will still be fighting for “fairer rent system” when Ms Edge has moved onto to new responsibilities. A quick google search will show that since 2012. I am targeting the policy and not the individual, maybe you should do the same..... As an Onchan MHK I make myself available to all Onchan ratepayers.
  49. 0 points
    Providing genuine manufacturers parts and procedures are used and observed by the servicing garage, the warranty is valid. The difficulty is proving this in the event of a claim, the manufacturer in reality can make it difficult, as can the franchised dealer usually.
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