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Dr Gonzo

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  1. Talking of which why does Alex Bradley not even manage the same pronunciation of heysham when used twice in the same sentence, pretty shit for the state funded broadcaster. Perhaps what the Island needs is a press-correcting service from a second-rate software developer.
  2. http://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/horde-of-viking-treasure-found-in-field-in-andreas/ "Horde"? Shome mishtake, shurely.
  3. That last statement makes it sound as though you're a very regular listener! A former employee, more like, who was sacked from Manx Radio. Manx1Bloke's sock puppet. I think there was, at one point, a banning order from MR, wasn't there?
  4. Are Manx Radio commercials still made off the Island , as they used to be. If so then the Island is only partly to blame for the snotty-nosed and banal stuff coming out of the Station. During times like the TT they are a constant embarrassment to me and I am sure many others. If they are made on the Island then so much worse, in that we are to blame for them ourselves, in that we subsidise them, via the handouts of our money from Government No matter where they're made, the advertiser will be signing them off. If it's a not-very-good ad, then why do firms agree to them? Probably a lack of competition breeding dull advertising, whereas the UK market is saturated with ads desperate to stand out.
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  6. I'm not aware of any bus drivers on the Island, just fat lazy overpaid overunionised dicks with a very high opinion of their job, which consists of sitting down for 45 hours a week.
  7. No wonder they ignore your side of the story.
  8. Could it be that at least three times journalists have been physically intimidated by bus drivers when they were only trying to get their side of the story? Including some work experience / trainee from Manx Radio? Prompting apologies from the union for the attitude of its members? You complain about how much say the government has, there's an easy way to rectify it - get in touch with a journalist and give them a story instead of behaving like spoilt dicks and blaming somebody else for your misfortune. The only way to win a strike is to keep public sympathy, and the best way of throwing that away is to piss off the media covering it. And I say that as one of the few people left on the Island who still has a lot of sympathy for the strike.
  9. Nobody I know in the UK press would give a shit about a loan to a hotel in the Isle of Man.
  10. It also raises the questions: Why did Manx1Bloke stop posting last October and you started posting in January? Are you and he the same person? Is that why you're obsessed with Manx Radio? Were you sacked and escorted from the building the same way he was? Were the police called by MR about your behaviour too?
  11. (a) Those great people are in the UK and so not subject to the broadcasting code you linked to. (b) Whether people agree with candidates or not doesn't affect whether you breach that code. It's not a defence to say people are capable of judging for themselves - the breach occurs when you don't balance the debate. © The issues can be aired. Discussion of issues isn't banned, discussion of the election is. There's nothing to stop you ringing in and complaining about dog shit in West Douglas and suggesting a solution. You just can't say Chris Thomas will do something about it if he's elected.
  12. Actually you can - that's what you're complaining about, isn't it? I'm not so au fait with the broadcasting code, but I can tell you the Newspaper Society and the Press Complaints Commission have very, very similar rules. If you can't guarantee you can balance a debate because everybody taking part could favour one candidate then you shouldn't hold the debate. It's very different to having one or more candidates to field questions. And of course, in print it's a lot easier to balance because you have time to do so. Personally, having heard some of the calls to MR I'm not surprised the by-election is a no-go. And I don't recall ever having heard a "speak your brains" phone-in on a by-election or a local election or a general election. Can I suggest you debate the issues rather than push for people to support Chris Thomas? I'd say a call in to a radio station about getting rid of Legislative Council is OK - saying you should vote for CT because he supports getting rid of it is not. So there's no stifling of debate, simply a denial of unfair campaigning by supporters.
  13. Wrong. I suggest you read them. 4.1(i): "due impartiality must be strictly maintained in coverage of the campaign in any constituency." That means if there are lots of comments in favour of one candidate, that rule is breached. Most media outlets do exactly the same thing and avoid open, live comments from the public during election periods because of the danger a particular candidate will be favoured. Newspapers will balance their letters page or dump the openly campaigning letters.
  14. Then hopefully when Chris Thomas is elected, the first thing he'll do is change the laws and guidelines about election reporting. It's a bit tiring hearing him whinge about it at length.
  15. Hmmm. This should go well. http://manxradio.com/newsread.aspx?id=65246
  16. On page two of the slide presentation for a few million pounds of government cash: http://www.slideshare.net/crossag/mef-presentation-21st-march-final-link-version No wonder he's smiling.
  17. Essentially CoMin (including former managing director) lashes £4.5 million of taxpayer's cash on former chief minister's hotel group? When we can't afford uni education / preschool / etc, etc?
  18. Perhaps you should talk to the Fire Service. This is the press release from their Facebook page. Information From; Station Officer Richard Harvey Date of Incident; 14th April 2013 Time of Call; Incident; 17:49 Crews Attending; 2 Pumping Appliance from Castletown, 1 Pump from Port Erin, 1 Pump & Enhanced Recue Unit Douglas as well as the Duty Officer. At approximately 17:49 Sunday evening Fire Crews from Douglas, Castletown & Port Erin were dispatched by the Emergency Joint Control Room having received a 999 call confirming a “Full emergency” at Ronaldsway Airport Upon the arrival of the first fire appliance crews from Castletown liaised with the Airport Fire Commander who confirmed that there had been a technical problem with a British Airways SAAB 9000 aircraft on its start up. The captain Successfully shut down the aircraft with Airport Fire Crews remaining on scene until the incident was closed at approximately 18:21.
  19. Yes. It is alarming ignorance. To be fair, Laurence Skelly's question is worded quite differently. It's whoever wrote the thing for Energy/3/TVIM that's confused.
  20. Strange then, that TVIM is running the same mistaken story: about an hour ago Do the crown dependencies really owe Westminster £1bn?
  21. All those kids - Juan Tuner's Energy FM's target audience - that will be deprived a university education will hardly listen to Energy FM now. Maybe not Juan Tuner's fault but he did sycophantically second the Education Minister's motion on university fees. Oh, and in return he was nominated for another 5 years on the £1000 a week Legislative Council gravy train by said Minister. Aye, I think "Judas" is a cracker, and when looked at in a certain light, very appropriate. Those uneducated kids are working for him: http://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_259765.html "Is the Island set for major tax bill? Is the Island set to be hit with a hefty bill from the UK's Treasury. The Chancellor of the Exchequer has claimed that the Crown dependencies owe government £1 billion in unpaid taxes." No. And no. And he didn't. He said UK tax evaders were hiding money here. They're getting the bill, not the Island.
  22. You've said that before, Juan - in this embarrassing news story Unfortunately, Facebook posts are deemed published and public.
  23. ....good copy and paste work, there, Lou! http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/multiple-occupation-houses-are-illegal-1-5409661 versus https://www.gov.im/lib/news/daff/departmentcommen.xml Although, being fair, they have moved a paragraph around.
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