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Chef Raekwon

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  1. Saying "all lives matter" as a response to hearing "black lives matter" is the sure sign of someone being an idiot. Possibly a bigoted idiot, possibly a stupid idiot, possibly some combination of both. But definitely an idiot. See also people who use the terms "remoaners" and "snowflakes". It's genuinely depressing how people can not understand the fundamental difference between black on black deaths, white on black deaths and the situation where you have the actual Police killing black people (at a completely disproportionate level to how many white people they kill). It's also depressing how people seem to think that "black live matter" somehow means that other lives don't matter. It literally doesn't. I don't think I've ever seen so many misleading, disingenuous and downright pathetically shit arguments as I have in response to what's happened over the past week or so.
  2. The irony of that statement is hilarious, but even if it wasn't, it's still a ridiculous thing to be writing about a fellow MHK in your blog. It strikes me as a very childish attempt to air your own grievances about someone whilst they're already down. I would imagine it means that Rob's been put in his place by Chris Thomas at some point (probably multiple times tbf) and he's been harbouring resentment about it ever since.
  3. He was announcing that construction etc can restart, and that we're no longer limited to 1 trip out of 1 hour exercise a day. And that he's the best.
  4. Looks like there's a 2nd A400 just about to join the party.
  5. There's this thing called Covid 19 which is kind of presenting a major issue at the moment.
  6. I know people have been bad at this. But as I understand it if you're from the same household then social distancing doesn't apply, so don't judge everyone you see out together at the moment.
  7. Yes, the reason being that they picked a daft name and in the age of hilarious banter on the internet the "Flymaybe" thing became a go-to shit remark for dullards. They provided a mostly reliable service to the island and as a regular flier I rarely experienced any issues with them at all. I'm pretty sure that you stood a much greater chance of a significant delay or a cancellation with Easyjet than with Flybe.
  8. Imagine what kind of absolute wet wipe you'd have to be to be bothered by this.
  9. It's a great idea being worked on by people who care massively about football on the island, and specifically about the opportunities for players to develop their skills against a higher standard of opposition than the local league allows. I wish them all the best and expect it to be successful. Cost wise, yes I believe they're looking for support from local businesses as it won't be a cheap exercise. They've been pretty open about the costs involved from the start, and they've certainly done their research on what it will entail to get this off the ground and make it a success.
  10. Again, a bit of a pain in the ass but not really that much of a problem as you can clearly see around them and rarely have to wait for more than 10 seconds to let traffic coming the other way. I mean I'd prefer it if they were off the road, but I can't really understand people getting upset about it.
  11. I agree that Duck Street is a massive pain, but where would you suggest residents park their cars? A load of the houses are old cottages built right on the road and there's literally nowhere else for those people to park. I guess I'm just not as arsed about it as you. Driving through Colby and Ballabeg is a frustrating experience, and no doubt there are some people who park on the road when they don't have to. But it's only when someone parks dangerously that I get annoyed about it.
  12. The cars in Colby and Ballabeg aren't really that much of a problem. You occasionally have to wait to let traffic past but it's literally 10 seconds usually and really isn't an issue. If people are happy to leave their cars in the road and risk losing a wing mirror or something then that's their problem. However the knobhead who parks his pickup on the corner after the Level as you're heading toward Ballabeg does need to have a word with himself. It's such a stupid place to park and it's very difficult to see what's coming the other way when you have to go round it. Constantly having to stop to let people who are on my side of the road past when they're going round it, through no fault of their own. They really need to put some yellow lines down there.
  13. He taught me the word 'Precipitation', therefore he is a climate expert.
  14. You implied I did though, hence my and others response to you.
  15. Yes we've been through this before I think. No issue with cutting corners that you can see through and there's no one coming the other way. An awful lot wrong with nearly running someone off the road as you can't be arsed to keep to to your side on a corner.
  16. A lane departure warning sounds like a great idea with the number of horrendous corner cutters on our roads.
  17. The bike was scrubbed out as the contractor had done a shite job of it. It has now been repainted. It has remained a shared space throughout the time the bike was missing. It also remains a monumentally shit idea.
  18. Yeah so probably no difference if the road had a speed limit or not tbf. And I think monthly is an exaggeration tbf. I meant that's there's not been many 'bad' accidents there in recent years.
  19. Well the obvious consideration is that there will always be someone who misjudges what is a safe upper speed and comes a cropper. In my mind it's a road where it's perfectly ok to be doing more than 50mph under normal circumstances, but I couldn't honestly object if a 60mph limit was put in. I genuinely don't know though, I think speed limit or not pretty much the same drivers will drive excessively fast and I wouldn't expect the accident rate to change. I'm not sure that there have been very many accidents on that road over the last 10 years or so, not that I can remember at the moment anyway. It's actually pretty rare that you have opportunity to drive fast on that road these days anyway. There's nearly always some clown pootling along at 35mph with a queue of cars behind them.
  20. I can only imagine that someone hasn't actually driven the road if they're saying there's no cat's eyes. They're probably the most noticeable cat's eyes on the island now. They didn't extend them all the way because they weren't resurfacing there, they've just installed them in the new surface. Speed limit isn't 50 either, it's back to being unrestricted. I think after Juan contacted the DOI to ask about the 40mph still being in place weeks later, amongst other things. The road is a bit narrower at the top of the hill by The Shore, but it's not especially narrow. Although I'm sure our local corner cutters will end up even further over the line than normal there now. The cycleway is obviously a complete shambles though.
  21. Of course it was previously updated to include the dictator references! How the fuck else do you expect information to appear on wikipedia? Or literally anywhere for that matter?
  22. There's great public sympathy towards the impacted people in Laxey, and there's loads of people being generous on social media to help people out. I'm pretty sure Rob's just bandwagoning and trying to associate himself with the sentiment.
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