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  1. I haven't posted for a while although I frequently 'lurk' and read threads with interest and amusement. I've been a member of MF and it's predecessors as early as Manx Net Forums over 10 years ago. I've often wondered what happened to previous posters that have left and never posted again. This is probably going to be my unflouncing grand exit (there has never been many of those) because I have terminal cancer which was only discovered after having a massive heart attack. Unfortunately, one can't even be considered without the other being fixed first. MF will just have to struggle on with
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    Poetry Slam

    Stav, I was just gonna put up the Wiki, when I'd finished my tea and my biccie. But you got there first, whilst I quenched my thirst. Now I feel a bit sickie..... ( I'm not in the poetry slam )
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    Poetry Slam

    Manx Lit Fest, and Isle of Man Poetry society, holding a Poetry Slam at Jabberwocky this Thursday...26th Sept 7 30pm for 8 o clock start.....Usualy raucous and hilarious. Free and all welcome. Take part if you want to...It's fun.
  4. I thought it was tarts you'd get in a brothel. (among other things!)
  5. That's ok Nom, even Stalin had his supporters.
  6. I was very supportive of Robertshaw in the run up to the election. But then he seemed to 'morph' into a different person! The social, cultural and political framework he appears to be hell bent on fashioning makes me wonder if he is thinking of establishing a Gulag somewhere. “It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.” - Voltaire
  7. I was just thinking...What with Mr. Robertshaws' extensive knowledge of the running of the Sefton, coupled with his position as Minister for social care, underlined by means testing, social housing rent increases, along with all the snatch backs of child care funding etc. In this climate of financial woes, don't you think the Sefton would make a really cost efficient workhouse?
  8. On the matter of a vote of 'No confidence' concerning a minister, there is a precedent. House of Keys April 26th 1994: MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY — MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE — DEBATE COMMENCED The Speaker: The hon. member for Glenfaba has caught my eye. Mr. Gilbey: Yes, Mr. Speaker, could I raise a point of order? As all hon. members know, at the end of our Agendas it says 'Unless the House otherwise determines, the above business will be considered in the order shown.' I would like to move that we alter the order today to deal with item 15 now, before item 10. My r
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    Stuart Baggs

    I think Stu got the spelling wrong. It was a Cyberian cat.
  10. There was a recent article in the Mail concerning cannabalism in North Korea. It seems that people have (allegedly) been eating their children. Now if Kim il Geoff could get that on the go here, then it would solve all the problems of pre schools, university fees and school bus transport in one fell swoop!......And there would be nobody left eventualy to criticise the Govmint.. What a man eh?
  11. The Government has no soul ?, Not so at all, there are souls in the Government. - just say it out loud if you don't get it! (Copied from somewhere)
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    It wasn't the Germans who introduced the concentration camps to the world...It was the British. Namely Lord Kitchener during the Boer war. The Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902): Some 28,000 Boers perished in Kitchener's concentration camps -- nearly all of them women and children. The war's non-human costs were similarly appalling. As part of Kitchener's "scorched-earth" campaign, British troops wrought terrible destruction throughout the rural Boer areas, especially in the Orange Free State. Outside of the largest towns, hardly a building was left intact. Perhaps a tenth of the pre-war h
  13. What I was wondering..Is due to the fact that HM Attorney general is a Crown appointment, are the Isle of Man courts of justice qualified to prosecute here? Would they need to sort out stuff like Royal prerogative, acts of State and so on?
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    Stu Peters

    Well, I like Stu!...cranky, opinionated, up his own arse, and as honest and straight as you are likely to find.
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    Iom On Tv.

    I thought Peter Kelly came across as a superb ambassador for the Island. ....Agree the cat thing was tacky, but even that was classier than Arkwrights' bid for fame.
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