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Matt Bawden

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  1. There's a few with weak bladders on MF so I guess there'll be a fair few leaks.
  2. Yeah, home brew seems to be the closest parallel, you can't flog it and you can't distill without a license but you can brew as much as you need for your own use. I suppose one complication over beer is that you need either seeds or a cutting from someone else, so you're already not 'just for personal use' by getting hold of the plant. Beer just comes from sugar, hops and yeast. That's fair comment....there'll be much smarter people than me who could formulate a legal solution to that problem prior to the 'home grown' law had been applied for I'm sure.
  3. Btw, although the subject matter is cannabis in this thread the point I am trying to make is I'm against stupid laws that shouldn't exist and this is one of them, we as a society complain about the costs and/or overcrowding of our prison and the fact we're getting more skint and yet we maintain stupid unnecessary laws....regarding this thread...restrict the number of plants one is allowed to grow in one's home but allow this to occur, now that would be democratic...those who want it could grow their own, those who don't....won't, use the same laws as with alcohol or even reassess the existing
  4. .If someone sees a person cultivating cannabis then a law is being broken. If a person sees someone breaking a law they have a civic duty to report the matter to the authorities. If you are an example of a religious person then I sincerely hope that the world becomes 100% secular....the vast majority of human beings can figure out when to report a crime and when not to...they would report a crime if there was/were a victim/s or the potential a victim/s.....I see absolutely no victim/s regarding this.My religion does not come into this. To be honest if I relied on my religion I would probab
  5. . If someone sees a person cultivating cannabis then a law is being broken. If a person sees someone breaking a law they have a civic duty to report the matter to the authorities. If you are an example of a religious person then I sincerely hope that the world becomes 100% secular....the vast majority of human beings can figure out when to report a crime and when not to...they would report a crime if there was/were a victim/s or the potential a victim/s.....I see absolutely no victim/s regarding this.
  6. Surely a fairer rate should be a combination of the amount of people residing in the household and a calculation of all appliances, showers, toilets etc. having an individual grading similar to white electrical goods?
  7. Did you find one, if so could you give me the details please?
  8. The trouble with your statement especially the bit about 'impacting on anyone else and that includes encouraging or funding other crime', the fact that it is illegal does just that whereas if it were legal then it wouldn't be encouraging or funding crime or at the least nowhere near it because people would just grow their own. I'm not saying it would eliminate all crime associated with it but it would massively reduce. Criminalising something does not stop it, when you talk about contraband it metu pushes it underground and any money made from it goes into organised crime etc. rather than the
  9. Matt Bawden

    Ebola

    What I find bizarre is that Ebola has been around for quite a while now and yet only now is it spreading....countries will be reinforcing their borders and a kind of lockdown will be in operation...with all the 'wars', unrest, global economic slowdown and strikes and delays it seems that the movement of people is ever more restricted....the Calf of Man for the summer holidays anyone?
  10. With reference to your last sentence...you'd be horrified to know the amount if people that actually do that, there's been numerous near misses and it's been on the rise exponentially year on year. I'm fully aware of various different ways in which countries, even states control traffic and we have an excellent system. If you think it's bad here (which it isn't btw) with regard to traffic then you merely have to hop over to the adjacent island to realise just how good we do have it here, crikey, ten cars in a queue and you think we've got gridlock!😃
  11. Are they actually FTB houses, I only ask because I know someone who owns one but is not a first time buyer?
  12. I'm sure I remember Ballacraine traffic lights being out for several weeks without any problems. 'Without ANY problems'...you sure about that, we're you monitoring it the whole time? There are no pedestrian facilities at this junction either so it is quite a simple junction.
  13. The cameras would not be controlling people. They would just be ensuring fair play and taking out those that didn't play the game. A couple of the boys who now play with the traffic lights could monitor the junctions. You'd soon get to grips with the occasional transgressor. Most people would not need policing once they were being treated like adults. A nice utopian idea but in reality not ever going to happen. If people and their behaviours were altruistic them I'd agree, however, that is not the case as life has proven regardless of being treated as adults or otherwise. Everyone has diff
  14. Fair enough...I did read it but for some daft reason mistook the Guardian for the Daily Mail, my mistake. The content as I read it was neutral but stated the 'bleedin' obvious'.
  15. From the Daily Mail.....straightaway the 'report' has lost any credibility it ever hadThe news item is from the DM, the report is not. I don't think anyone ever claimed it to be harmless, just that it shouldn't be illegal...ffs sweets are legal and sugar is quite possibly one of the most harmful and addictive substances we consume, nothing is harmless it's just less harmful than alternatives.
  16. I reckon 90% of them. Everything would work better. It is the mindset that is the problem. Over regulated, over governed, from Tynwald right down to the traffic lights. Totally unnecessary.You're certainly entitled to your opinion but judging from the quality of driving on the island I would strongly disagree. Just enforce the rules. 5mph across the junction, be prepared to give way, courtesy rules, zipper/weave with traffic from other directions, pedestrians have right of way over everyone else. Cameras watching the junctions. Big fines and points for anyone not playing the game. Driving s
  17. From the Daily Mail.....straightaway the 'report' has lost any credibility it ever had😄
  18. In th case of Leviticus the laws expressed differ from the Decalogue in that they were instructions given to Moses as his role of a prophet to guide the People of the Tribes of Israel during their journey into The Promised Land and for some time thereafter whereas The Decalogue were kit termly written by The Lord on stone tablets and intended for all time.In due course and over a period of many hundreds of years as circumstances changed so The Lord through later prophets gave further guidance described in later books especially the Haftorah (judges etc.) So do I abide by Leviticus? No, but I
  19. There's a boat most mornings. The island would be an infinitely better and more wholesome place if low life criminals and blasphemous scum were to take it. I've always taken the view that this God person can not be all that great if he created man in a way which allowed them not to believe in him or do criminal acts. If I had the powers of creation. wiring up man so that they are nice and all worshipped their creator is something I would expect to be a given. Major design flaw to exclude unless you take the view that what we view as crimes God does not. I This God character is at leas
  20. In some areas shared spaces (same level, no pavement, strategically placed planters and street furniture) work extremely well but again I reiterate not all places and in fact most places this wouldn't work well at all.
  21. I reckon 90% of them. Everything would work better. It is the mindset that is the problem. Over regulated, over governed, from Tynwald right down to the traffic lights. Totally unnecessary. You're certainly entitled to your opinion but judging from the quality of driving on the island I would strongly disagree.
  22. The fact that motorists give way to one another for the first few days when traffic signals have failed is commonplace and 'self preservation', however, after these few days most motorists revert to type and go about their own selfish ways. Pedestrians wishing to cross receive very mixed signals from motorists and are very reluctant to cross, this isn't to do with having been programmed to only cross when a green man appears but from the sense of knowing that they can cross relatively safely because a 'controller' has instructed all the motorists to do a certain thing (stop). Imagine being at
  23. You have plenty of Local Government Board Tenants as friends?
  24. I can't believe there are those among us, many in fact, that can't actually see that banning something or making something illegal actually creates criminals and does the exact opposite of what they actually think they're trying to stop.....mental.
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