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  1. Everyone mourning the passing of Manx Airlines whilst forgetting that they sold out with the highly prized Heathrow slots with no regard for the effect on the IOM. Commercially, it was a good move, and was probably prescient given the current state of the airline industry.
  2. Celibacy works so well in the church! Not sure I understand your second argument.
  3. Not quite the same. There is an element of choice (medical issues apart) in using cannabis. I don't think many people choose to be gay.
  4. For some, it is not history and that is the whole point. It is nothing like apologising for slavery, it is apologising for the abominable treatment meted out to people who are still alive.
  5. Isn't the point that this not generations ago, but within many of our living memories and most likely impacted on many people still living now with the consequences? The UK decriminalised homosexuality decades before the IOM, and yet our government thought that it was still right to criminalise what were otherwise non-criminal people. I have a vague memory of a shameful episode at a pub, now closed, on the way to Laxey, probably in the late 70s, early 80s which did not present the authorities in the best light, but rather as a bigoted, hypocritical, small-minded institution that took great pleasure in dealing out justice in this particular sphere.
  6. Best wishes to all. We have much to be thankful for, mainly the absence of a thread showing tonight's dinner. X
  7. Not to be 'Bah, humbug about it, but, for the past week I have had my ipod playing in the car as the wall to wall Christmas music is just too much. Invariably, Christmas tunes are pretty poor music, with some notable exceptions it has to be said. When it isn't Christmas tunes, it is some dredged up relic from decades ago. Christmas music does not make me feel festive at all, especially when it starts earlier than selection boxes being sold in Tesco. (I exaggerate to make a point.)
  8. I remember old Mr Banning , the dentist on Woodbourne Road. He removed my top wisdom teeth and was an absolutely fantastic dentist, very kind, no pain and nicely jollied me along through what was quite a horrible procedure. His son, also a dentist, assisted. But, I thought the son had also died some years ago. If the man at the centre of this legal fuck cluster is another relation, then I can only imagine he was very vulnerable after he lost two family members who, I am sure would have been very attentive carers of him. The poor man has probably been in an awful psychological no-mans land for years.
  9. Simple lesson - don't go to the nation with a referendum on the EU, then conspire to frustrate that decision. I am undecided on Brexit, and whether the Conservatives or Labour are the best for the UK, but look what happens when you ask someone for their opinion then ignore it. Very simple.
  10. I doubt Quilp wasted his youth worrying about interior decor damage.
  11. Aren't you worried about being sacked?
  12. Tbh, I don't think that is true. Change comes from an introduction of new ideas, definitely. But I really do not agree that the ones telling "them" to go are only thinking of their bank balances. Not sure they are thinking of very much more than this is it, like it or lump it. A boat in the morning is much more polite than fuck off, don't you think?
  13. He has cleared a lot of rubbish from the wood where he lives. What have you done?
  14. A gypo would add to the rubbish, not clear it.
  15. I quite like it, not in an aggressive way, but actually a factual way. People should not feel intimidated, but should respond, 'nope, I'm staying' or " yes, I am gone'. It is simple, do you want to be here, with all the warts, or not? If not, best to toddle off as it is no good for you or us. It should never be used however, as a response to constructive criticism.
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