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  1. Balls to that. 2 weeks was plenty
    11 points
  2. People really need a reality check whose going to pay for this new climate agenda/ policy i thought our government had chopped down all there money trees and eaten all the magic beans? if the gas is there and in huge quantities and safe to get out, that also will put huge sums in our reserves let’s get it out, ring fence a good percentage for climate change technology ( tidal power/ wind farms/ solar power etc) that’ll get us there. We are a small rock insignificant to most of the world especially when parts of Europe relies on Russian gas. The UK is already doing more than most but even if it was completely carbon neutral do you really think China, Russia, India, to name but three really care as most country’s will only adapt slowly to save there own economy. I don’t think anyone is in denial we need to do something most of us are greener now than 5/10 years ago but we can’t bankrupt ourselves while others crack on as normal. A very strong China and Russia is scary for the rest of the world if it weakens throwing all its eggs in one basket. Sorry if all you extra heavy green dudes don’t like my post but everyone’s entitled to a opinion and i don’t share Daffys views.
    8 points
  3. She'll be hearing from me. Firstly, she has no mandate and neither does Tynwald, really. Lifting gas out of Manx territorial waters is the key to our carbon-free future. We need the dosh to invest is sustainable, non-carbon energy technology. Those who think we can manage without carbon fuels at the moment are living in the proverbial cloud cuckoo-land. The world is nowhere near ready to make that leap.
    8 points
  4. The "world" would be completely indifferent to either scenario. Daphne was careful in her wording - from a climate change perspective. However, from a duty of care to everyone on the Isle of Man perspective, is it hugely irresponsible and financially moronic not to gather the data (at no expense to the taxpayer) to see if the Isle of Man Government potentially have a huge £5Billion pot of gold sitting 2km below the sea.
    7 points
  5. Not as simple as that unfortunately. Ask him. I am sure he we answer promptly and clearly 😅
    5 points
  6. Daphne thinks if we give it a go we will get a bad reputation, tough,get drilling.
    5 points
  7. The result is the same ! I was told of young couples who have been turned down for a mortgage, whose repayment costs are less than they are paying in rent ! I believe developers are paying lip service to the first time buyer market as they want the leverage to build their tat mansions on green fields !
    4 points
  8. Yes Mannin Line was good today and the CEO from Crogga was very informative. If the gas is there why not take advantage of it we would be fools not to.
    4 points
  9. Knowing we had a pot of gold would make it political suicide for any MHK's advocating not to exploit it, as £5billion would make the pathway to net zero MUCH smoother and quicker, i.e. well before the current government target of 2050. Let's not forget, whilst making the most noise about these matters and failing to putting forward any credible plans on how to finance the drive to net zero, the Green Party DO NOT HAVE A POPULAR MANDATE!!! The fact is their two candidates failed to get elected to Keys, someone remind Mr Langdon-Newton of this next time he opines on the radio.
    4 points
  10. Of course you're right, and I wouldn't want to correct your take on it. Except, whilst some may have been first time buyers, the whole practice of suddenly bumping a price, or returning a deposit to then bump up the price just to make more money on top of an already healthy margin (and please don't tell me developers are going through a tough time, because I'll puke up my breakfast), should be being raised in Tynwald and legislated against. If the purchaser legitimately withdraws from the sale and forfeits their deposit, then of course its fair game then, but otherwise its disgraceful. What say you Stu Peters??
    4 points
  11. just turn the roundels into real roundabouts and stop fucking around DOI tossers, problem solved as to who has right of way and when ( on paper ) and no chance of a mums and tots picnic in the middle of a roundel TT week.
    3 points
  12. Absolutely. Carbons is all vanity led. Who was the most vocal objector to the demolition of a crappy old cottage in Dalby to allow the building of a super new eco friendly house? Who would have rather seen loads of carbons utilised to renovate said crappy old cottage to a point where it was still nowhere near as efficient as the new build replacement? Mr Dale of Beach Buddies fame. The guy who encourages hundreds of people to drive hundreds of miles in their 4 by 4s to pick up a few bits of plastic and put them into one of a number of massive plastic purpose built bins that were shipped here having been built in factories, then taken to their new home in a truck, located around the island that are emptied into a 4 by 4 pickup to be taken to somewhere where they are loaded on another truck to be loaded on the ferry so that another truck can take them to a factory that only runs to recycle plastic that could have just been thrown in the incinerator and generate some power. You couldn't make it up. The environmental impact of just building the recycling plant will be huge. The world has gone mad
    3 points
  13. Interesting subject. Personally once a building has stopped serving it's original purpose it should be able to be knocked down with almost zero permission. The mouth breathers at the Victorian Society and other assorted anorak organisations should have no input into the planning process unless they own the site themselves. Such an organisation tried to stop the demolition of the old Griddles building because there was allegedly some historical cobble in the cellar they hadn't been allowed to look at - bonkers. Alternatively there are cases where old buildings are demolished without permission and the local council makes the developer rebuild them brick by brick. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/developer-told-to-rebuild-maida-vale-pub-brick-by-brick-after-site-torn-down-without-notice-10211892.html Surely in a world where everything is about saving carbons then we should be going for super duper new builds to save them carbons?
    3 points
  14. Not something I'd usually advocate, but mannin line today worth listening to... CEO Crogga talking all sorts of common sense and reason....
    3 points
  15. 1908 have been on the phone, they'd like their prediction back.
    3 points
  16. He's obviously received his start money payment already..
    3 points
  17. I think that's practically the definition of QAnon.
    3 points
  18. So their theory is a man will be resurrected from the dead to run as Trump's Vice President? That would be the most spectacular thing anyone has ever done and he's going to settle for Vice President.
    3 points
  19. Approximately 40% of the reclaimed area will be developed and mixed residential and commercial properties will be built in keeping with the Ramsey Urban Conservation Zone. The profits from the sale of such properties will be used to subsidise the costs of building the marina. From their website... so no they won't be building the marina first.
    3 points
  20. But if it's shared space, they are for walking on just as much as they are for driving on. That's what it means.
    2 points
  21. The Isle of Man, much like a lot of the western world has a fairly traditional approach to maternity and paternity leave. Mothers are entitled to the following: at least 26 weeks unpaid Ordinary Maternity Leave if they have 26 weeks continuous employment, up to 26 weeks unpaid Additional Maternity Leave up to 39 weeks Maternity Allowance @ a maximum of £179.85 a week from the Department of Social Care provided they meet all conditions of entitlement to the benefit reasonable paid time off work to attend ante-natal sessions. Whereas men are entitled to only: 1 or 2 weeks unpaid Paternity Leave (26 weeks continuous employment required) Paternity Allowance @ a maximum of £179.85 a week from the Department of Social Care provided they meet all conditions of entitlement to the benefit Although in the same legislation document, in the paragraph above these family rights is the following: "Workers have the right not to be discriminated against on the ground of their sex or because they are married as regards recruitment, terms and conditions, benefits, promotion, training, transfer and dismissal. This includes protection against sexual harassment." It seems as though the difference between maternity and paternity allowance is patently discriminatory. Perhaps we could adopt a model similar to the nordic approach? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/11/gender-pay-gap-shared-parental-leave-finland
    2 points
  22. It’s a bit ironic really Mr Squeaker pretending he is a man saving the taxpayers cash, and he is the same man prepared to attend a CPA conference. The same man prepared to fly to far flung destinations, stay in the finest hotels and eat gourmet meals, to come home then slum it in the Government Office Canteen. It’s laughable that now he is portraying himself as being concerned with poverty. The rest of this ‘committee’ im afraid are hardly experienced to lecture the rest of us on poverty. For example Sarah Maltby being the daughter of ex wannabe MHK and retail giant David Cretney, is practically Tynwald Royalty. Let’s face it she’s probably never had to make the choice of heating or eating. Rob Callister has done well out of being an MHK, and I’m sure his experience with expenses will give him knowledge of poverty.
    2 points
  23. For many years we have had, and been taught to observe, a regulated traffic environment. Those legal regulations and their physical manifestations in markings and layouts have been arrived at via experience and are designed to allow all classes of road users to navigate in a modicum of priorities, order and safety. Now somebody has decided to dispense with these regulations and change (and expect to be adopted) overnight the arrangements and culture that have been taught and ingrained. Why?
    2 points
  24. The issue of gas extraction with the potential investment that comes with it is of such monumental proportions that Tynwald shouldn't be left to decide this without reference to the electorate. That is all.
    2 points
  25. As @A fool and his money.....has pointed out, plus the technology employed in racing leads to more efficient internal combustion engines, in turn leading to less carbon emissions. It's nothing to do with motorcycle racing fans and teams being Luddites, it's purely down to the fact that it's hard to become interested in something which isn't interesting! It would be like a football fan trying to get excited by blow football! FormulaE may be cited as the future of F1, it isn't. It attracts a totally different type of spectator, those who would be excited watching Scalextric cars and having a fairground atmosphere.
    2 points
  26. No one has put forward any credible plans on how to finance the drive to net zero, or indeed the economy itself
    2 points
  27. I think if worldwide racing had changed to electric it would already be dead. As Max Power has rightly pointed out the technology and manufacturer interest has created only very bland and uninteresting racing so far. Far from not realising that the world is changing, racing has invariably provided the technological developments and pioneered that change. If racing isn't embracing the change to electric bikes then that's probably because electric bikes are not the future, at least in the short or medium term, perhaps never. Reducing climate change is all about reducing carbon emissions, carbon emissions from motorcycles are miniscule in terms of transport emissions, racing bikes even less so, and transport emissions are only one part of a bigger picture. Virtually any human activity has a carbon footprint, deriding them for it purely based on whether you like them or not is nonsense. Bigotry is a poor substitute for logic.
    2 points
  28. Another threat to the races is the lack of anaesthetists at Nobles. Given the nature of the injuries that come in the races and open roads I think we may need more that the couple we have.
    2 points
  29. It certainly is, but won't be unless Government get a grip on developers ! We seem to be copying the UK and I always thought that being different was our prime attraction ! (sorry thread hijack) !
    2 points
  30. The IoM delegation returning from COP26..
    2 points
  31. Im sure one or two of them will be there. It’s really daft in all honesty, and it’s just paying lip service to the baying mob and the Facebookers. It’s an invitation to the club, and your accepted if you abide by their rules. The public gets no say, so it’s immaterial really. I can imagine MHKs plumping for one candidate as he is known within certain spheres, and the other one, as they are experts, and Tynpotwald need more experts. No Democracy but Chumocracy at best, and corruption at worst. To think this island lectures other jurisdictions on democratic values, when here it’s based on friendship, the lodge, business connections, committees sat on, and what ideas you may have. Why we can’t organise MLC terms of office in 5 year rotation, with the electorate deciding the year after a general election. Let the public decide or is that too hard?
    2 points
  32. Should be scrapped altogether! Archaic tax.
    2 points
  33. I don't think people "chose to pull out", I think it's more that the morally bankrupt developer whose primary objective is greed forced them to give up their dream of owning their own home. What an utter bunch of wankers.
    2 points
  34. Quite probably, but the devious methods employed to gain consents and approvals is objectionable to me. Also properties starting at over a quarter million do not help those who need to get on the housing ladder, we should be addressing those issues and not lining the pockets of developers and shareholders. Developers are only interested in prime sites where demand may be high and profits are high too, but as I have said socially that is not what we need.
    2 points
  35. But don't the ICE bikes only manage 2 laps at a time. Not that much difference is it. You could easily change a battery as quickly as you fill a tank couldn't you?
    1 point
  36. I’m sure he and the others will have lots of puddings. What a virtue signaling idiot
    1 point
  37. E anything racing is boring because half the draw of these things is the noise, in our heads noise = speed = exciting , unless it's the neighbours mower at 8am on a sunday.
    1 point
  38. How old was the original Newson's building and how long would its designers and builders have intended it to last for?
    1 point
  39. We can't keep going around in circles Boris, we can reintroduce TT Zero and still get ten entries and everyone can be bored for half an hour waiting for the last guy to finish. Until there is sufficient manufacturer participation, it's a dead duck. I'm not saying it will never happen, but as you say, it was, and is, ahead of its time. F1 Hybrids are a different kettle of fish, anyone who suggested it would finish F1 was wrong to start with. Hybrids were a proven technology on the road too, E bike racing has been proven, to be boring and unexciting.
    1 point
  40. I’m sure JPW is on the case
    1 point
  41. How does this gas know where the 12 mile limit is? Countries have gone to war over less. I would have thoight the minimum we should be doing is re-inforcing the home guard. Couple of SAM sites maybe
    1 point
  42. You're correct, necessity is the mother of invention. You're also right the lack of necessity has undoubtedly slowed the development of technology in electric motorcycle racing. Motorcycle racing will change in the future due to necessity as it always has done in the past. At least part of the appeal of racing, certainly the TT, is that competitors use machinery which in some way resemble the machines spectators are able to ride. There are no plans to end the sale of ICE motorcycles in the UK or Europe or anywhere else as far as I know. Whatever your opinion on necessity is, It's fair to say the world doesn't share it. Indeed the IOM Government with its most recent eco driven changes to road tax has reduced motorcycle taxation across the board, quite substantially in most cases. You're also right that Ferraris will not be exempt from change, nor should they be. They are not a fundamental form of affordable, environmentally friendly transport for large parts of the world. I'm sorry if none of this suits you but, as I said, bigotry is no substitute for logic.
    1 point
  43. So he had a degree and a Masters degree and his own business, I wonder if the outcome would have been the same if it had been someone who was in poorer circumstances, not withstanding he had a previous sexually orientated conviction. I doubt it. 🥵
    1 point
  44. Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t.
    1 point
  45. Here's some ideas of what could be done now by our globetrotting politicians to show real leadership and good examples that we mean business. We are being asked to make changes to how we live. We will be asked to make sacrifices and no doubt to pay for the privilege. How many will bother if our government don't make their own sacrifices too. The proposed measures below are all easily doable relatively quickly, require no massive investment and would be more than just the hot air we currently suffer. Excess speed produces more carbon. Bring in a 60 mph maximum speed limit for the Island. Stop promoting carbon producing motor sports events, which term includes all the extra fuels burned in all the ancillary activities and knock-on effects. Stop running highly inefficient coal-burning non-essential railways. Introduce energy efficiency into new builds. Insist that all the Parliamentary and Government shindigs take place on-line to avoid all the jolly travel: You know like everyone else has to do. Come on boys and girls of Tynwald, lead the way.
    1 point
  46. I very much doubt whether the revenue generated by paid-for streaming would be sufficient to make the races economically viable. There is simply not enough value in niche sport broadcasting. I agree with the comment that talk about running the races as a spectator-free event is total bollocks, spoken by someone who knows more about drinking beer than motorcycle racing. I don’t see any serious impediment to running the event as normal in 2022 - most things are possible, if you want them to be.
    1 point
  47. I am manx as the hills yessir. Got the 6 fingers passport stamp and the lot. Love the bikes, have never worked a race week in my life, Marshall, sponsored a sidecar outfit and purchased a house on the circuit specifically to get a good view. It won't ever run again. I am gutted but can see why its a non starter
    1 point
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