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  1. Horse shit, drove past six times yesterday, held up each time for at least two repertitions of the lights, big big queues and no one, repeat no one working in the road.
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    F1 2011

    Rennie Arnoux and Jean-Pierre Jabouille? Loved F1 in those days. You'll like then.
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    F1 2011

    If you want same engines, lets find the best drivers sort of thing then watch GP2 or F3 or F Renault. Let F1 be F1, no restrictions on spending just engine size. Back to the good old days of engine and aero inovation. Lets hear the sound of W16 or V12 engines, or maybe turbo V6 again. 1500 Hp from 1500cc, amazing.
  4. This is getting interesting. Surely it cannot be legal for anyone to just stick a set of lights up at anytime they want and block a road? I ask the question as there have been a few shunts at Union Mills village and I'm sure the insurers would be very interested whether these are 'official' lights as to me the lights have contributed to these smashes and if they shouldn't have been there people shouldnt have stopped causing the tailbacks. Surely you don't legally have to stop at any old set of traffic lights put up by any random person? Otherwise we'd all be putting our own lights up so we could park better etc. I would love to see chapter and verse on this as I cannot believe that legally anyone can just stick up traffic lights and stop traffic in the Isle of Man without any sort of permit or legal authority to do it. If you put up temp traffic lights on a main road you must tell the DOI in advance and get permission and you must use UK DOT approved lights, and they must be installed and maintained following the New road works and streets act 1991. If cars are crashing anywhere let alone in traffic queues, then I would sugest that is a driving without due care problem. In this case though I would agree with others that this one is taking the urine. Duct and cabling seems to have been done, but it does make very handy parking for them.
  5. And no insurance. If he crashed and hurt himself, ah well, but if he hurt someone else?????????
  6. so not just swearing then. So whats your point Gazza? Was it ok to beat him to death then because of other allergations? dont think i mentioned a point so there is none, whats that old saying when in rome well that all depends what the other allergations amount to, it could well have deserved a beating to death, or it could have been unjust, we never know. No it couldn't. Summery justice has no place in a modern civilised society. Simple solutions for simple people.
  7. so not just swearing then. So whats your point Gazza? Was it ok to beat him to death then because of other allergations?
  8. Perhaps he'd been "Hunting" again Linky
  9. What I don't understand is that people are willing to spend millions, (1.8 to start with) on a rusting relic that to be fair, only anglers get any benifit out of, yet play merry hell when 3 million is spent making a road better that thousands of cars use every day. To me Summerland was a place of entertaiment and fun that I'm so glad to of enjoyed with thousands of others in days gone by. Gone now though and nothing to replace it, no money you see. Yet some shitty lump of iron out in the sea in Ramsey gets millions spent on it, and still its of no use. We live a really, really fu*ked up island.
  10. That last bit was amusing, I still reckon he'll stand. Seems that you're correct
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    R - Platers !

    So Gazza says that unless you know the facts, you can't comment. You've never posted anything without all the facts then eh?? If you know the facts and can contribute to the debate then post them up, if you clain to know them but wont divulge, then by you're own rules, stay out of the debate.
  12. Was there ever anything released about the results of any investigation?
  13. I think what will eventually happen is the introduction of GPS monitoring devices in vehicles. I have been involved in a trial of the fourtrack system that Mr Turner does over here. MEA, Gas and some others use it and I have to say, you rarely see any of those vehicles speeding. It is very accurate and anyone with access to the web based monitoring site, can see exactly where the vehicle is and what speed is doing. I'm sure that the authorities could build software into it to tell them immediatley when you speed in a restricted area. Instant fine. It would be sad, but I'll wager it'll happen one day.
  14. No its not. So long as you have carried out all signing and guarding to the NRSWA guidelines and have left enough room for traffic to pass freely, you should be OK. To close a lane, you must of applied for permission and had the location and time displayed in the local press. Times vary. To shift pedestrians into the road without a guarded or coned and identified walkway is a big no no. You will be liable for any injuries caused.
  15. What a tit you are, a good driver would not be hitting the tree in the first place, Really, so the good drivers' car couldn't have a mechanical failure which could send him into a tree, wall or other car. If this happened at 40mph the resultant damage I would bet would be far less than if he had been driving at 70 mph. Don't get me wrong, I'm not im favour of a speed limit across the island, I would however echo what others have said about more proactive policing of the roads, not that covert shit either, get some conspicuous police cars out there.
  16. Not so. Linky A part of me hopes that while all the corpy's men and women are being as sycophantic as they could be in front of the press and invited guests, Cav tells them where to stick it after going public with the comments they made about him. Well, it would make me laugh anyway.
  17. How could you not spot other post?
  18. Something tells me one might be quite expensive, but the results are just amazing. For those who have never seen one in action
  19. Our postie told us that the training is not getting done in normal hours, and that overtime will be paid. Beggers belief if true.
  20. Yes she is appearing on the 26th July
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    Douglas East

    Two girls of 24 and 25, six offences of conspiracy, hardly licking stamps and making tea. As has been mentioned before, nations have gone to war over the right to vote. Messing with that right should not be taken lightly.
  22. Why would they feel they have to move? If their customer base is loyal and their prices are fair, then the big shop next door might actually bring in new customers. lots of comments on the forums request compertition from UK chains to arrive on the island, Currys, Dixons etc. Well here's one, see how it goes. Anyhoo, already a thread on the subject here.
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    Douglas East

    According to this link tommorrow is the big day. Anyone placing bets on who it'll be?
  24. No he's not You should see this. Just at the end, he's not happy with us. Clickity click
  25. I don't lock my car... why should I? OK, I don't leave my keys in the car. But that's because all my keys are on the same keyring. Because if it gets pinched, then is involved in an accident you will probably find that you're not insured for any damage caused. Didn't make enought effort to secure it see.
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