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  1. I'm sure I read somewhere, over a year ago, that fail safe brakes were going to be fitted on the Snaefell trams.... before the start of the 2018 season. Now we are told that only 2 have been fitted before the start of the 2019 season. WTF????
  2. Numpty deserves more. They don't say whether the car had ever been serviced. Probably a few defects worth doing him for, too.
  3. Venture capital grabbers. Is there much in MT that can be sold off, leaving nothing but the skeletal remains to be sold back to iomg?
  4. As usual in surveys, the questions were designed to get the answers they wanted. A fast craft would have been a white elephant if it had been scheduled to work in the last few days. When they can work, they are extremely fuel inefficient and costly, and they can't act as back-up for freight.
  5. The company seems to have similarities to the one that the UK Gov't contracted to provide freight ships after Brexit - but they had no ships. It sounds like a big con.
  6. I know of at least one in a public service post who fulfilled the first 3 of those.
  7. The perpetrators will only blame pier peer pressure.
  8. Nothing new there. Going back 50 years + the police across used to "promote people into incompetence". And from the same time the teaching profession had the saying "If you can, do. If you can't do, teach. If you can't teach, teach teachers. If you can't teach teachers, become a schools inspector". No doubt there are numerous other similar sayings, to suit other work places. I suggest "If you can't do anything, become an MHK", or am I being a little too harsh? (There are of course exceptions to every "rule".)
  9. Wasn't Thurston known as "Woody"?
  10. I live in Lonan. One candidate came to the door, while we were in, but did not manage to knock or ring the bell, just left a card saying "sorry you were out", which gave no information other than his name. We had no information whatsoever about any of them, other than their home addresses, which are all in the parish of Laxey. They each did a short piece on Manx Radio (in the Mandate programme), in which 3 (including the winner) talked about Laxey projects, such as the sea wall, and the other 2 said nothing. None appeared to have any interest in the parish of Lonan. No information was delivered to us. The candidate who got the landslide win with 59 votes was at one time chairman of the Laxey Commissioners. Is it possible he was just aiming to get back into Laxey by the back door? All being well, he'll get kicked out in 14 months time. I saw nothing of any dirty tricks campaigns, other than a couple of big signs that I only saw this morning, which seemed to refer to a certain person's past. If I am correct that the person concerned was not one of the candidates, this was completely irrelevant. Did any of them deserve a vote?
  11. I heard it being claimed that income from this proposal would be in the region of £1m per year. The construction costs must be mega millions, so surely the payback will take too many years for it to be viable. Another problem seems to be that it will leave a seaside town without a seaside? Where will locals and visitors have to go to find a beach?
  12. Needed the right equipment. These people had the right idea.... https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/23/europe/money-laundering-amsterdam-scli-intl/index.html
  13. If we need to replace our buses after 3 years, is it now time to replace the cabbage?
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