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  1. Well done. You have your answer. The thread can be locked now.
    4 points
  2. Believe it or not the heritage railways attract a good number of tourists
    4 points
  3. 4 points
  4. i suppose we should thank our lucky stars it even holds water.
    4 points
  5. Jebus, they must have been quick with the camera to get that footage. There's a better chance of seeing that missing Red Panda from the Wildlife Park.....
    4 points
  6. Look, knob cheese, I never asked for your input or opinion. Likewise, I am not asking for your friend Neil Down (who no doubt is logging in as I type this) to post his moronic opinion either.
    3 points
  7. I am getting more positive about the deckchair shuffle, at least you can understand the weather forecast now none of the lot from the met office could speak clearly, one of them sounded as if he was speaking from the moon, another , bless, had an accent that was indecipherable, and the girl spent more time chatting the presenter up than reading the forecast so that is a great improvement.
    3 points
  8. Of course in respect of Bell he did have previous for misleading Tynwald whilst in public office didn't he ? I agree with the poster who said that it is largely irrelevant how much we did or didn't make, ( although it would have been better to have been able to be open with the results, not hidden and unquantifiable as much of the murky money swilling around seems to have been!), the issue here is public officials throwing money around (which I understand was contrary at the very least to the standing rules on investments) which wasn't theirs to throw around without a care! IMO this same
    3 points
  9. Moorhouse may ask a lot of rubbish questions, but he's got some way to catch the 'how much is a stamp?' as the most pathetic question ever asked by anyone in Tynwald.
    2 points
  10. Perhaps a charitable assessment of the ‘engagement via question’ metric Roger. Let’s apply a qualitative measure - Moorhouse is the silver medallist in your table. In the ‘erudition, value and relevance’ table of questions he currently has a score of minus 26,000. With Edge not far behind. I’m sure that many MHKs down the years have attempted to persuade their shiftless electors that they’re ‘doing something’ by firing off questions like confetti. This ploy continues. If the questions are the vacuous, infantile nonsense that Moorhouse specialises in, then all that actually happens is the
    2 points
  11. Though had she done so one would applaud both her honesty and accuracy.
    2 points
  12. One of the ways in which you can measure the productivity of MHKs is how many questions they ask in Tynwald or the Keys. Of course there are many other ways in which politicians can contribute, but this does illustrate a number of useful attributes such as curiosity about what's happening (or happened) and a desire not to sweep things under the carpet. A less obvious feature derives from the fact that questions often arise from constituents or others wanting to know something and in some cases may even be written by them - sometimes a useful way of getting specialist input. An MHK asking t
    2 points
  13. Thoughts on why TT Zero has been put on ice..... https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/why-did-the-isle-of-man-halt-the-tt-zero
    2 points
  14. I’d certainly like to see more advance directives that can be put in place by an individual that enables euthanasia in the future once certain criteria are met. I’ve told my kids how I don’t want to live and said they should have me ‘put down’ if they ever happen to me. Personally, if I lose my intellect and can’t look after myself then my time’s up. Of course there are issues about consent and coercion, but if those can be sorted out we certainly do need to think about legalising euthanasia.
    2 points
  15. But she’d hardly write a manifesto saying “When I get in I intend to do absolutely fuck all to the point that most of my constituents won’t even know who I am”. Edited From her manifesto - I have become increasingly frustrated at the lack of decision making during the last government – shelving issues for the next administration to decide upon. There is a real need for people to be elected who will not shirk the responsibility vested in them by the people of this island. Presumably typed with a straight face.
    2 points
  16. It's a horrible thing to say, but soon (decades) we're really going to have to start looking hard at putting people down. Not the death penalty, but old sick confused people, on cost grounds. My grandmother, in her 90's, had a serious stroke nearly 10 years ago, her soul has left her body, she hasn't got a clue who anyone is including herself and her memories no longer work, there is no point whatsoever in her being alive, in fact frankly living in a care home with others in a similar state she isn't, if she was a dog the vet would have put her to sleep. Strangely, physically she's in gre
    2 points
  17. To be fair, Ann Corlett MHK has been duly elected under our democratic system. If you want to have a go, there are plenty in line first. Try the easier and far more deserved targets sitting cashed and cosey on the Legislative Council for a start off.
    2 points
  18. Revolut works. Also, if you live here, you can still have an Isle of Man Bank account with online banking.
    2 points
  19. Bloody cunning them Chinese...
    2 points
  20. 2 points
  21. To be fair I suppose we had better put up Corlett's actual interview (in two parts) with Moulton, rather than just the screenshot of her looking glum: There's not much there to be honest, except a possibly unwitting put-down of Cregeen where she says there's plenty she could say about him but he's not a bully. She makes a thing about reducing LegCo from eight to six, which is the sort of pointless and ineffective constitutional change that MHKs love and better ones about the domestic violence bill and legislation about mental capacity. But it's all tied up with the u
    2 points
  22. The trouble is she’s not alone in being ineffective in government. I predict that at least half the house won’t be re-elected as long as some reasonable candidates come forward for the next election plus 2/3 may not decide to stand.
    2 points
  23. Canceliation of the TT Zero just proves we are not really interested in climate change. Why not have cars and bikes doing timed laps, intergrate the two to show how far they have come in this technology since milk floats. Surely this would attracted a lot more interest and promote the TT.
    2 points
  24. I like the idea of secure residential homes as suggested on the news (or something). The 104 year old was a child molester, I don't know (nor do I want to know) the level, ages or his age at the time the crimes were committed but on face value, he needs to stay in prison until his sentence ends. Maybe the Isle of Man could set up an old age peoples prison and make money by shipping old duffers over (chucking them off the side of the boat on the way over and "Ooops, them drown in bath")
    2 points
  25. If recent history in other matters is anything to go by, there probably isn't any contract.....
    2 points
  26. You've got the wrong end of the stick there. They're selling so many e-bikes and bicycles, theyve expanded into the car showroom. Definitely not just selling off bits. The shop has had a full refurb, and is very nice with lots of stock.
    2 points
  27. Aged 103, shot by a jealous husband is mine.
    2 points
  28. The "moratorium" for TT Zero reflects a lack of enthusiasm for the race and a consequential lack of thought and foresight about the way forward. Like all motor sport, the TT has to be innovative and be prepared to take some risk in order to build interest and competitiveness in "sustainable" energy machinery. Failure to do so will lead to the event becoming a heritage machine event with an even smaller niche market. Maybe the 2 year break is giving the Organisers and Promoters time to think more innovatively and, if this is the case, the announcement about the break ought to have been accompa
    2 points
  29. Why do you have to keep moving on?
    2 points
  30. I don't really know what good it'll do either. If I was doing my accounts and had spent £20000 but had no idea what £10000 of it was on I couldn't just go 'oh its ok though cos I made £50000' and not care. And the tax office wouldn't accept the £10000 as expenses if I couldn't prove it. One rule for normal people, one for the gov.
    2 points
  31. The question most of then should be asking, and I am sure many of then are asking themselves anyway, is "How the fuck did I land this job. £50k a year guaranteed for 5 years and here's me all important and that and all I have to do is eat buffets, sit on my arse, say 'aye' and do some other stuff. Fookin' magic".
    1 point
  32. Is knob cheese one of these new super cool food stuffs? I hope not. Do Costa do knob cheese supa dupa frappe lattes? I've often wondered what goes into the 'Salted Toffee' Lattes!!!
    1 point
  33. Is there a hope that the Moto gp electrics could be persuaded to come to the Island? Is that realistic? Would association withe Island poor safety record prevent that? Electric racing may be the future but that future is still a long way off? Not 2 years!
    1 point
  34. Any post beginning with ‘Donald Trump just said that...’ is, to put it politely, unlikely to prove persuasive.
    1 point
  35. BS. ~15 1/2 months and that was just the structure, not the fitting out etc.
    1 point
  36. Eubonia house the islands first steel framed building was completed in nine months, but that was during the last war!
    1 point
  37. A pro-life activist has defended the decision to protest outside UCM, claiming they wanted to stem an intellectual debate on the matter. https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/pro-life-and-pro-choice-campaigners-engage-in-discussion/ Yet more half-interested, non-edited semi-literacy from the Manx Radio News team.
    1 point
  38. Do you mean Dan Davies? I don't know Dan but I've had the very occasional Twitter chat with him Seems like a good guy to me, recognises what is wrong & what is right I think
    1 point
  39. & it's not pretty!
    1 point
  40. 1. It's a pain in the ass openign new accounts. 2. IMHO HSBC are the least worst. Barclays, Lloyds, IoM Bank and (possibly, not sure if they have full services) Santander are the alternatives. Nat West also but they're effectely IoM Bank.
    1 point
  41. Skelly excepted, Manx Radio appears to have lost the support of Tynwald as a broadcasting institution promoting & supporting Manx culture To me this is immensely worrying in itself, but poses the question as to what they now consider the station is there for & why the taxpayer should continue to fund it
    1 point
  42. If they get rid of the trams now it will only be 40 years too late, tarmac the whole lot. The lycra lotus will stick to the roads because every second, every milliwat counts, they dont want to be held up by some fucking idiot 2 year old with stabilizers on his dinosaur bike. Win win market it for family and casual cyclists. Ban horses job done.
    1 point
  43. Poor choice of words perhaps? We're finding it quite difficult. Its £700 at the moment because it reflects his current care needs, as he gets worse the price goes up accordingly and he'll get moved into another specialist home with other dementia sufferers that are roughly on the same 'level'.
    1 point
  44. I gave up on petrol a few years back when it spiked at over £1.40 a litre. However, I had prior to that known the love of a velocette venom and a Norton Commando fastback
    1 point
  45. I know it is expensive, especially when compared to the likes of Metrolink in Manchester. It still does not change the fact that you will not move people out of cars onto bikes along that route. Those who would cycle that way are likely to be committed cyclists who currently use the road anyway. You may get one or two people using it for leisure but largely it would go unused. The Isle of Man has an addiction to using private cars and that is what really needs to be addressed through better public transport and improved infrastructure. Ripping up a heritage railway really does
    1 point
  46. Agreed, Derek. The tram isn't a form of public transport - it's just an extremely expensive museum novelty ride that seems to be used by those who love wearing sepia tinted glasses. The expense of the tickets is only matched by the extreme cost to the taxpayers.
    1 point
  47. Remainer rules are to accept the result of the World Cup, but have another one in about 4 years and hope to win that.
    1 point
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