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  1. The commercialisation of the event and its obvious milking by all interested parties from greasy spoons up to IoMG itself is slowly but surely throttling (no pun intended) it. Its grassroots visitor support is being priced out of it and the pressures being exerted by commerce are slowly killing the goodwill effort that the event relies on in so many ways.
    5 points
  2. Until maximum sentences are given out and stuck to, then we are going to be stuck in this downward spiral. I’ll wager if some little scrote pulls a knife on somebody and gets beaten to a pulp for doing so, the magistrates will come down harder on the guy administering life’s lesson to the scrote
    3 points
  3. What's the point of increasing the sentence when the maximum sentence at the moment is never used?
    3 points
  4. They'll never catch us up once the cannabis smoked kipper is released
    3 points
  5. Oh fuckery... It's tomorrow. Weather's looking nice.
    3 points
  6. Think I'd have done the same thing in his position. Disgraceful that he's been suspended for ejecting the protestor but the righteous outrage of the PC brigade has to be appeased. There was a time when this wouldn't even have made the news, never mind the front page.
    2 points
  7. yes, if the hottie yoga tart was on the bike and ugly beardy weirdy was the pedestrian the cyclist would have won no question.
    2 points
  8. They shot him and buried the body just off the road up to Druidale.
    2 points
  9. My dog is insured, his pet insurance for illness covers him for accidents although always on lead, it is inclusive, makes sense.
    2 points
  10. Looking at some of the repeat offenders over here, does any sentence work?
    2 points
  11. How would I describe a robot? My son when in his late teens every time he crawled into the house smelling of burning haystacks, heading unerringly to the 'fridge muttering"need munchies" then staggering into the living room, turning the telly to Kerrang and promptly going to sleep. He has improved over the years. A bit.
    2 points
  12. Simple. Because the suggestion was direct and came from someone else. The question needs to be structured in such a way that Malarkey can offer the required answer. eg (and this is intentionally pompous): "Does the Minister not agree with me that in order to prevent further incidents of knife crime and to reinforce the deterrent that the sentencing options should be reconsidered as part of the anti-knife crime strategy" Answer: "Yes, I have discussed sentencing options with my departmental officers and the police and a 10 year maximum sentence has been considered... blah.... blah..... blah"
    2 points
  13. If a potential five year sentence doesn't deter someone from carrying a knife I can't see doubling it having an effect. Perhaps revising the sentencing guidelines for those caught in possession of a knife might have an effect but I doubt it.
    2 points
  14. Is this the first time in living memory when Mr C hasn’t been making a quick entrance to refute critical statements toward him? He must really have dropped a bollock this time. In the naughty corner with a gagging order I reckon.
    2 points
  15. When King Charles Kerruish was President of the Isle of Man there were 4 members found by him to be in contempt. They had committed the heinous crime of discussing a matter with Manx Radio without first consulting him and before it was discussed in Tynwald. Charlie was looking for a suitable punishment and it was a bit if a head scratcher.. As it transpired there was a forthcoming general election. The matter resolved itself and saved the search for a suitable (and legitimate) punishment in that the four members made their 'own' decision not to stand.
    2 points
  16. how do you spell towel ?
    2 points
  17. To be fair, it is moderating opinion that differs from his own. Jeez Kopek our kid, four and and a half thousand posts it has taken you to come out with a corker like that. Nice one mate. Nice one.
    2 points
  18. Oh I don't know. That neon electric blue is very early 90s. Though I suppose for true authenticity it should probably be on a leotard.
    2 points
  19. You mean the one Rob's wife is involved in publishing?
    2 points
  20. The ceremonial robes should be binned and banned. These people are there to represent us, the people, they are not there for their own self agrandisement. They look ridiculous, yesterday they were ordinary folk, today they are in wigs and robes!!! What do they think they are playing at? ...and while we are at it, the phraseology, such as 'standing in my name', ' the other place' should be binned, a mere copy of the English parliament proceedures and to what end? More agranisement, I would suggest. We elect them to represent us, they should be kow towing to us if anything or just behaving like ordinanary people who have been given a job to do? Rather like the rest of us?
    2 points
  21. That’s online dating for you...
    2 points
  22. I just wanted an indoor treadmill, not a lecture on why I shouldn't want one.
    1 point
  23. 1 point
  24. It's a good question from Mr Moorhouse. It should be increased and the current maximum sentence should become the minimum sentence.
    1 point
  25. I don't know who Mark Field is.
    1 point
  26. 2 years old and a relevant post again. MF, where topics and opinions get regurgitated ad infinitum
    1 point
  27. Rhetoric? On the contrary, it is entirely accurate. We are not talking politics here. A good proportion of us have Irish ancestors even though we don't identify as Irish. That's undeniable? If I go to Dublin it feels much as any other city elsewhere in the British Isles archipelago, and the people live their lives with similar habits to those in Britain. As for the population not being homogenous, I gave you the figures. 0.6% foreign born in the mid 1800s, and well assimilated. How much more homogenous can it be? (Unless we built a wall after the Romans left!). Irish vilified in Britain? Means nothing. Southerners vilify Northerners and vice versa. Yorkshire vilifies Lancashire, even fought wars! And don't get me started about Scots versus English. Hasn't stopped them living together working together, breeding together.
    1 point
  28. You don’t seem to realise that the more aspects you list to attempt to knock it down, the more compellingly accurate my reasoning becomes. The politics of union or the longevity of the UK don’t matter. It is the human state of being British in mind and deed as opposed to being anything else that counts. We have already debunked the fallacy of mass migration to Britain over the centuries. In 1851 the proportion of the population born abroad was 0.6%. It had been largely stable and homogenous for centuries. Of course the British identity and the English language borrowed fundamentals from all and sundry in antiquity and the Middle Ages. All of these constituent parts were blended with the indigenous character and eventually yielded the culture we have built over the centuries. This is what makes it such a formidable phenomenon. As it developed its own identity, it gradually became more and more discrete from its origins. To deny that British culture is different from all of those ancient European influences and traditions is akin to saying that the higher apes are in no way distinct from the primordial soup from which they emerged or other species that evolved in parallel. “With Europe, but not of it.” is a famous Churchillian quote. Perhaps we could make a case for “of, but not with.” https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_immigration_to_Great_Britain https://www.migrationwatchuk.org/briefing-paper/48
    1 point
  29. Heads up, folks. We have competition: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/isle-of-wight-unesco-biosphere-reserve-status-uk-england-a8965581.html
    1 point
  30. Indeed. And it's accumulated in their back pockets because they don't like parting with it mostly...
    1 point
  31. how would you define a robot? Why does popular reference mean a human like form? When does a cybernetically implanted human become a different life form?..............Jeez, we live in strange times? Does brainwashing of humans by AI as in modern media and home interaction units create zombies or robots?
    1 point
  32. Also it was found at the time that Brown was unlawfully imprisoned. Personally, I don't know what Rob is supposed to have said and those chuntering about it are very vague. It's not in Hansard (although maybe when it catches up) and without knowing when in the Tynwald Proceedings the comment was made it is hard to find in a day's worth of gibbering.
    1 point
  33. I honestly do wish THOR well. We will now see just how many people really were in favour of it being ‘for the community’. That is a a lot of money to raise.
    1 point
  34. 1 point
  35. What is the correct protocol for someone in that outfit -- particularly the gloves -- if they should require a poo?
    1 point
  36. Not forgetting its keeping a fair few government shysters in “work”
    1 point
  37. God, I just can't understand how someone in the 21st century can dress like that and not realise they look like a total cock.
    1 point
  38. Wholly disagree. Without that safety net there's always a risk of a first time or occasional listener like myself tuning in and not realising it's an absolute farce.
    1 point
  39. And the word 'honourable' should be dropped
    1 point
  40. at least Slimy G is out, thank goodness
    1 point
  41. If the Speaker said "no applause from the gallery", I'd call his bluff and "boooooo" from the gallery. On a technicality, you could say he was specifically only referring to applause.
    1 point
  42. Or they don't want property values or ratings to go down.
    1 point
  43. Indeed - and that person is nominally the Chief Minister, but effectively the Chief Secretary. A civil servant responsible to no one, especially with such a weak CM.
    1 point
  44. And it's those MF members that give us surly, burly grumpy blokes a bad name.
    1 point
  45. I think she was arrested for crossing a closed road, threatening a marshal with fountain pen and fighting with the police!! 18 months she got, all for being a rebel!
    1 point
  46. In the interests of raising much needed funds for the Airport perhaps Jacksons could sponsor the little car ride that is slap bang in front of the Utmost branding.
    1 point
  47. I agree that the EU is a modern construct, however, the European people are not. I stand by my assertion that the "British" are not as isolated and homogeneous as you make out. I stand by my assertion that if your argument is sovereignty then the nations which make up the UK should also have a right to a sovereign Government rather than being ruled over by Westminster. I find it interesting that many who campaigned against Scotland leaving the UK also campaigned for the UK to leave the EU. Don't even get me started on those who said that if Scotland left the UK it would have to leave the EU which was not in its interests... There is so much hypocrisy and personal power plays going on that the interests of the general population are being forgotten and trampled on.
    1 point
  48. Biosphere is the new terminology here for large farming grants post-Brexit.
    1 point
  49. It's a wonderful community event but yesterday's heat did raise some questions about the event. It's very well organised and I hope the organisers take on board any lessons to be learnt. The weather is of course completely unpredictable and many times the event has experienced very poor to dreadful weather conditions, so there are no easy answers here. Well done to everyone who took part, and no matter where you finished, you did well. Those who completed the distance or who went beyond their target were heroes in that heat. It was a marvellous achievement.
    1 point
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