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  1. There’s a real disconnect on the public relations side which doesn’t seem to be addressed. I don’t think even putting this outside Costa in the sea terminal, where the DOI hierarchy would see it every time they come down the stairs, would make a bit of difference.
    6 points
  2. But at least the band on the Titanic didn't have to pay for the iceberg.
    6 points
  3. As far as I can find out, the Isle of Man is the only country on the planet that has no speed limit on 2-way roads. Other countries have speed limits because of the value they place on human life. The IoM gov. does not have those values. For people who live in, for example France, being able to drive on a motorway at 90 mph rather than 40 mph makes a difference for the time it takes to drive from the north coast to the south coast. People who drive at high speed over the mountain road here are just doing it for the thrill.
    5 points
  4. I know some people hate it, and I know we can't live in our bubble for ever, but compared with huge swathes of the world this is great. Sat on a busy Port Erin beach, roasting hot, drinking beer, child in the sea. We're so lucky to be here on days like this. If I had to wear a mask on the bus I probably wouldn't have bothered. Fuck all you whinging dickheads.
    4 points
  5. On the whole - yes. Every now and then, someone comes along and upsets the apple cart. They are weeded out and dealt with. Numbers are very low.
    4 points
  6. Seriously....somebody needs to forward that to Baker and those dicks at the DOI.
    4 points
  7. Good result. The Policemen and women don’t need thieves in their fold. These scum , like the Scots guy, Ray Forbes, are not welcome, not liked and should be eradicated asap. We don’t need scum on our force. Well done to whoever brought this case.. We need to have a trustworthy force . We don’t want these chancers. Feel very sorry for the genuine coppers who give great service to our community.
    4 points
  8. But if there's a limit in place they'll be likely to do it more slowly. Which gives them more time to regain control and other people more time to get out of the way. And saves much grief. UK motorways with all their attendant infrastructure have a limit of 70mph. Even most of Germany's famed autobahns have 130kmh limit. We have a two-lane hillside country road with theoretically no speed limit. And an appalling RTI and fatality record, all things considered.
    4 points
  9. Busy drafting their excuses I expect. Too many leaves in the flight path Tarmac not warm enough We were all at church. Too busy doing a television series. Can't open the airport before 2nd breakfast. Etc.
    3 points
  10. All of the newspapers do online subscriptions. Who the heck is still buying inky versions? They should put a massive environmental tax on that plane. It's completely unnecessary.
    3 points
  11. Even when the prom is finished that sign would not be out of place.
    3 points
  12. That’d be a 100% reduction. A 900% reduction would mean a decrease from 950 a year to -7600 a year, whatever that means.
    3 points
  13. Being local is no defence...for anything. Some of the biggest twats/liars/crooks/charlatans/nasty fuckers I’ve ever met are local. I’m not simply referring to Tynwald and the media either.
    3 points
  14. In an ideal world there would be no speed limits anywhere because everyone would be sensible and respectful enough to apply their own. There's far too many dickheads up there, it's not just the odd one. Therefore a speed limit must be applied in my view.
    3 points
  15. In the sense that he’s witless, overweight and stupid, absolutely.
    2 points
  16. if only there were registering an aircraft to get the vat back quickly.
    2 points
  17. Talking about the airport did anyone pick up on this tweet?
    2 points
  18. Paul Phillips (also has a commercial interest in the Cyclefest Gran Fondo thing) - couldn't resist posting his daily 70km strava cycle rides during lockdown - absolute prime example of (insert personal favourite Civil Service insult Verb)
    2 points
  19. Just for you Banker, just for you.
    2 points
  20. I love the naivety of expecting an up to the minute response from any branch of Isle of Man Government by using social media. Especially on a Sunday. The IOM Airport twitter account hasn't tweeted anything since 17 July (when it welcomed Rob Callister to the fold).
    2 points
  21. Apparently it is. Flight had to divert to MCR as they apparently forgot it was coming in and hadn’t opened the airport. But heard that second hand from a friend who was linked to the rugby match. Haven’t seen much elsewhere yet. But if true FFS what are all these people being paid to do?
    2 points
  22. To be fair, the term Liberal has meant almost nothing in the British Isles since at least the 80s. Today, Liberalism (in Britain) is just an umbrella term for an uneasy alliance between a handful of aging free-marketeers and the type of person who's more than happy to help the poor, just so long as it doesn't entail having to pay so much extra in taxes that they'd have to postpone building that new conservatory.
    2 points
  23. Not sure who you mean beyond a couple of historical drink drivers?
    2 points
  24. Doesn't it require you to be truthful? You're no Liberal.
    2 points
  25. Not in the normal way no but I would have thought they should have been in contact with a selection of marshals to gauge their opinion on traveling to the island. First practice is not the time to find out that they are short 300 marshals because of their age they did not want to risk traveling.
    2 points
  26. with the silent 'icks' it seems. i saw a sign in the craft shop window opposite boots opticians welcoming people from guernsey and apologising for the state of douglas, quality.
    2 points
  27. Wow, I dont read the local papers anymore but if that page is typical now what happened to sponsored walks, missing cats and the like? That page would not be out of place in a New York local paper circa 1990
    2 points
  28. Judgments are handed down. The Court was 8/7. The decision was announced then with reasons to be announced later. 20/7 was the date of reasons. They don’t get onto the website for several days. You’re right, it was in one of the papers, Examiner 14/7.
    2 points
  29. Fixed your post Derek.....fixed your post.
    2 points
  30. I have, on behalf of and with someone who I was afraid may be suicidal, fucking disgraceful! (Apologies for the language) Don't bother us, we're far to busy to be dealing with the things we are meant to be dealing with, come back in three or four weeks!
    2 points
  31. Quite. In fact most members of the House of Keys weren't born on the Island. Robertshaw, Cannan, Allinson, Perkins, Harmer, Thomas, Shimmins, Boot, Caine, Baker, Hooper, Bettison and Moorhouse were all born in the UK. It was a big change from previous Keys (there were only six in 2011). I don't think most people worry about it either way - after all over half the electorate aren't Manx-born either. As you suggested earlier, maybe it's a cultural thing and those who grew up in comparatively new-ish countries such as the US and Australia, feel they should be more vociferous : "We love
    2 points
  32. But keeping the reduced speed limits would have prevented most of the crashes we have seen since lifting the 40 max. Ev3n as a so called petrol head, I seriously would not mind if that limit had been kept. We drove back to Douglas this afternoon from the Sound, obeying every speed limit. I lost count of the number of drivers who tried to intimidate me to go faster. So many of these idiots forget that they are being recorded on dash cams or rear view cams.
    2 points
  33. Agreed, and I posted a few weeks ago asking if anybody could perm the statistics to take into account the fall in traffic on the above grounds. As a regular Mountain commuter though, I've noticed that it has taken a while for the "lockdown limit" to wear off, psychologically. For a good couple of weeks after lifting people were still keeping to @ 50-60. Now normal service has been resumed, higher speeds, questionable overtaking manouvres and the Wacky Races mentality. It's already showing in the RTI figures.
    2 points
  34. Kemp, what a bell end. Probably none on that basis.
    1 point
  35. the decent thing would be to not be a twat in the first place.
    1 point
  36. If he is elected I doubt he will be as cringeworthy as Rob Callister posting paid for adverts of his garden furniture........... The bar is set very very very low
    1 point
  37. Or indeed anyone at the DOI as none of them can be bothered to act in a competent manner. And it’s been such a sunny day.
    1 point
  38. Our island was also awash with loads of VAT money. Different times to where we find ourselves now though.
    1 point
  39. I saw the flight radar thing, I didn't realise that this was the explanation?
    1 point
  40. Good post Max and I agree but I think, and this is from personal experience, there is a shortage of skilled men to do the work. The building industry used to be where everyone who was not "A" stream at school went for a job. Now it is very unfashionable and "b" stream people are going for useless degrees and then when qualified not prepared to do something as "menial", to them, as building. A UK main contractor would have had the same problem getting local staff and they would have imported men from the UK causing outrage on here and money going off island to their family's. The lack of s
    1 point
  41. It was/ is - 3 setcions - the 2 ends and the middle bit. Just big sections, thats all. :-)
    1 point
  42. No, that's the point: Shimmins, Rodan, Robertshaw, etc., didn't feel the need to even mention not being Manx, never mind declare they were 'becoming' Manx. That's why Josem's declaration seems so stange (to me), though, as I say, it might be a cultural thing at play there.
    1 point
  43. You are the stats man, man! I think I actually meant a 90% reduction. My bad. Still a lot tho’!
    1 point
  44. That sounds like it would involve a lot of work though, and supreme beings/messiahs have considerable demands on their time. That's probably why God subcontracted a lot of the Bible out to prophets and apostles.
    1 point
  45. 1 point
  46. I think it is a period of time in respect of island road safety that has to be expunged from the record. It was wholly artificial. All we can say is that if we want a 900% reduction in road traffic collisions then we need fewer vehicles and very low road speeds. i sincerely hope that a road closure today of several hours doesn’t mean what it used to do in my day. But every collision up there, whatever the reason, leads to the question as to why the Department and the Road Safety Partnership aren’t doing something about it?
    1 point
  47. Probably a bit excessive . But there do seem to be a large number of people who experience difficulty navigating the Mountain Rd without incident. If they want to do that by themselves, that's fine by me personally, it's when they take out other innocent road users that it seems more than a little unreasonable. Since the lockdown limit (when there were fewer, if any incidents "up there") there have been at least the number of incidents that I've posted just previously. Plus today's. Plus the ones that happened straight away after the lifting, the one at the 33rd and the one that dem
    1 point
  48. Douglas South is largely an empty noise chamber. It sustained David Cretney doing nothing but pretend to be a workers champion dispensing hopeless soundbites for 30 years.
    1 point
  49. I’m sure there’s been a thread on this before. It’s only on certain days, and you signal your availability by what you put in your trolley. Bunch of bananas and a couple of plums I think it was.
    1 point
  50. So says the poster who shows ignorance in almost every topic.
    1 point
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