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  1. It was a water leak apparently. it was expected as someone left a window open. Tynwald will release £500 million tomorrow to help out MHKs affected and appoint 25 new window latch checkers and 125 window latch checker managers.
    6 points
  2. Yes it will be the public that suppress these lunatics in the end. People with genuine concerns are one thing but this lot of rent a mob idiots who probably have never done much to contribute to society and half them are probably on benefits make me sick. The luvvies are the worst they jet around the world, first class of course, live champagne lifestyles and preach to the rest of us and as for that precocious Greta Thunderbolt she is sick in the head.
    6 points
  3. When the Manx Radio website headline said ‘Tynwald suspended due to power issue’ I became very excited thinking that someone had finally locked Quayle in the basement and taken over.
    5 points
  4. We could go back to the olden days and take up smuggling again.
    5 points
  5. The worm turns............... Which side will be become extinct first I wonder; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/commuters-drag-extinction-rebellion-protester-roof-train-activists/
    5 points
  6. Brave, my arse. Every known radio station this side of Neptune provide considered thought provoking programmes. Brave? would have been 30 years ago telling Edgar Quine to fuck off.
    4 points
  7. As an aside, but cos of the smuggling thing has everyone read the magnificent 'English Passengers' by Matthew Kneale? Right up there as one of my favourite books it features Illiam Quilliam Kewley, a smuggler from Peel and his crew of dodgy Manxies. It's completely brilliant so if you haven't read it, sort it out.
    4 points
  8. Could of posted this in Jokes, but maybe some time for light relief: A German is entering France when he reaches passport control. The official asks the German “Name?” the German says “Hans Schmidt;” The Guard says “Occupation?” The German says “No, just a holiday”.
    4 points
  9. It'll be just one big silo with zero accountability.
    4 points
  10. I’ll chime in. The two-faced Council need a good ticking off. Hours of wasted time over a clock and no-one seconds a replacement. They couldn’t find their arse with both hands.The whole thing is a wind up.
    4 points
  11. Tragedy. And the lights all went out in................
    3 points
  12. Alan Shea and others could easily just go and record this on YouTube and share the link on social media and gain more listeners/viewers.
    3 points
  13. Oh knob off. Sounding like MR were the first to ‘do’ radio. This insular attitude is exactly what Government want. Please pray tell what burning USP that MR have that are too afraid to tell their competitors. I’ll tell ya, how to spunk a million quid a year on fuck all.
    3 points
  14. Ahh but by the time we've read this ........ !!!
    3 points
  15. Indeed. We've made a fortune on loopholes over 30 years...but unfortunately employed an army of civil servants to piss it all away.
    3 points
  16. Guess what folks, part of the Manx Museum, surprise surprise isn’t fit for the purpose. How people on her must be able to predict Skellys actions, like Madame Zelda and her crystal ball......... https://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/folk-gallery-not-fit-for-purpose/ It seems like what Skelly and Callister, along with the all powerful motorsports lobby, they get, whilst the taxpayer will fund their pastime. Personally I wonder how many motorcycle collectors on the island that supposedly love their sport so much, will bequeath their collections (for the good of the nation) and se
    3 points
  17. Seems to me that they've decided to chase the 3FM listeners. Not sure that's a smart move in the long term.
    3 points
  18. the occupy cult getting the treatment they deserve.......
    3 points
  19. This would be a political role and I wouldn't have thought that a legal qualification is necessary. Although Pam Crowe was made Minister of DoLGE (as it was) because she had "once made a planning application", and the lad Rimington was made Minister of Ag and Fish because he had "once worked as a landscape gardener". So mahybe your logic is probably correct. To date there hasn't been a minister for The Post Office. Which is a shame because there is, and indeed has been, a good scutch of posties in Tynwald. Likewise Minister of Chemist shops. And washing machine fixing.
    3 points
  20. /knowall mode I would think the heaters (plus, I take it dehumidifiers) will be sucking power through old and/or under-rated circuits. You can't suddenly decide to load a circuit with a few extra kilowatts for long hours and expect the wiring to hack it. The circuits certainly wouldn't be designed to take such a load.
    2 points
  21. In massive chew sets..............
    2 points
  22. Translated for the masses - "After a moment of introspection I realised I was a narrow minded bigoted twat"
    2 points
  23. I imagine this would have been a completely different opinion / statement had the Civil Service Radio hoofed you completely Stu, instead of putting you on "The Loveline Slot" You'd have been wearing Crocs trying to impress George Fergusson for a gig at 3FM instead of glorifying MR which essentially ripped off Radio Caroline with a Govt budget "Built the field" - ARRRFFFFF.....
    2 points
  24. Maybe I am just naive here, but If a private individual submits a freedom of information request, then to answer and any info is supplied to that individual. Why then should the supplier publish such to all and sundry?
    2 points
  25. Again, a purely personal observation and not a company stance: I imagine you have to be careful with FOI requests as I'm assuming only MR would be subjected to them. Which means there's no shortage of opportunities for competitors to seek to gain an advantage (possibly by proxy to stay disguised), if only by causing disruption. I suspect this may have been the case in the recent MLC paper which apparently sought to decimate the national broadcaster for the benefit of the commercial operators. There's been a lot of noise about a 'level playing field'. Remember that Manx Radio built th
    2 points
  26. Seems a bit selfish, maybe not the guy who cut down the last tree on Easter island selfish, but a tad selfish all the same
    2 points
  27. The last one out must have put more than just the lights out.
    2 points
  28. There was an informative programme with interviews from Alan Shea and several others with regard to the police persecution of homosexuals around 1992 the other night. It was quite shocking listening and well beyond what MR would have normally put out. Before 9pm too and 'ass bandit' amongst other expletives was used!
    2 points
  29. Have you seen the price of a TFL season ticket?
    2 points
  30. Gave it a few days but my thoughts on the new scheduling are Chris Williams okay, the new look 7:30 to 9.30 total rubbish which is a shame because the Wotton girl seems a good presenter for current affairs, won’t be tuning in again. Never listened to any morning shows always defected to Jason at 3fm sometimes Energy till mannin line, Wint does a reasonable job. Switch of after that late lunch is dire listening (really need 3 presenters on one show think not) always try to get news at 5 then off. Have to admit Stu’s late spot is surprisingly good listening and he’ll probably grow h
    2 points
  31. 2 points
  32. Stu still has some way to go then.
    2 points
  33. woolley, Never forget that you are conversation with expert financial forecasters who, hours before the 2106 referendum were telling us that it would be immediately followed by an emergency budget and recession - neither happened of course. The same people assured us that F1 driver Lewis Hamilton would be found guilty along with the IOM tax authorities regarding the VAT treatment of his aeroplane - which yesterday was declared perfectly above board by HMRC. Are they capable of looking forward 20 or 30 years in respect of financial forecasts? For goodness sake, they are not even
    2 points
  34. It would be sucked into the black hole that is the Cabinet Office; the devourer of all government functions. Which is exactly where the control of the cops etc. will be heading when DHA is canned.
    2 points
  35. I can't get over how many programmes now have multiple presenters, like a 2 hour slot with 3 in the studio, not very cost effective
    2 points
  36. You've misunderstood this Stu. This isn't about responding to FoI requests - and Manx Radio had very wide exemptions there anyway. It's about the general publication of such responses so anyone can read them. Obviously if such a request is validly refused, there's nothing there to publish. A commercial rival would presumably be not particularly worried about a response not being published - indeed might prefer it that way. And if they did want it published they could do so themselves. So it's the public at large that is being refused the information here.
    1 point
  37. Shoprite do have such a thing. I am convinced that I was told the Boy Brindley was involved in putting it together, but now I can't find evidence to support this.
    1 point
  38. It's about time we stopped treating animals like bits of meat
    1 point
  39. You're right, a veritable ripping yarn. Read it a few years back. It's tucked away in a cardboard box somewhere. I'll have to dig it out and read it again.
    1 point
  40. 1985/6, 7am, driving home after night duty. Lived up by Middle Garth at the time. Driving down the Ballagarey road past Rick Wakeman's gaff and around the bend at the bottom by the gate I happened to glance right after detecting movement on my peripheral, just in time to catch sight of a very grey-looking, fully-grown fox jump from the hedgerow into the field. It must've crossed the road by Wakeman's just after I passed through. It was in full view for around 3 seconds and unmistakable. Told my landlady, who lived next door and she recalled that the bloke (Myers?) who owned Glen Vine Audio had
    1 point
  41. It is not reasonable to assume any geopolitical situation will endure for 2 or 3 decades. Therefore it is meaningless to compare imagined scenarios for better or for worse 30 years from now. It is certainly impossible to say that the country will be poorer in 2050 as a result of leaving the EU now. The EU is in decline.
    1 point
  42. I reckon Dan must be about 150 years old by now. Liked it 40 -50 years ago before we got a telly.
    1 point
  43. Neither would I but I didn't mention 20-30 years. EU will be history by then in any case. There might be a rump of half a dozen in a loose arrangement but nothing like the preening monster we have now.
    1 point
  44. Thought you’d be right at home there then...
    1 point
  45. You get the impression that he and Desperate Dan don't get on that well given the refusal to confirm whether his interim position is being extended or made permanent or not and now possibly a new minister too.
    1 point
  46. The place becomes more baffling by the day. for over a decade or more, we told the police to manage with less. But a radio station just has to ask and it is granted. and meanwhile, we have a lower capital scheme for the new Ramsey bus station and a call that money still has to be saved.
    1 point
  47. Does this mean that post-Brexit Howard will no longer be able to fly to London for those vital meetings that yield bugger all for the Island?
    1 point
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