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About queenie

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  1. There seems to be a spectacular lack of any kind of advertising or promotion/encouragement prior to the election.
  2. I notice Manx Radio broadcast a program trying to discredit the dairy intolerant today, a view Manx farmers would be in favour of? http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/veganism-could-save-world-new-study-argues
  3. Ah, did one remind you of your grandmother and the other was just an annoying person who was delaying you?!
  4. Sadly Woolley I think you are correct. France is one example of this in their hysterical drive to ban the niquab - an obvious visible sign of a different culture.
  5. I'm not sure why you deduce from this that local farmers are producing too much meat? I thought the general point was that the local meat plant was charging too much, so farmers can get a better price for selling their their live produce to Dunbia? (see original post) You can't blame the local farmers for wanting a fair price for their produce and it seems that the live export trade is well regulated - see Gazza's post #26
  6. With the possible end of the red meat derogation, can we blame the Manx farmers for looking to other markets? While I would not personally go for cheap meat imports, I'm sure (in these times of economic hardship) some people will. Page 3: http://www.gov.im/lib/docs/daff/Newsletters/agrinewsjan2010.pdf
  7. Many things are nowadays classed as racism which don't fit the original dictionary definition of "hatred of a person solely due to their race". It is racist to hate a person because he/she is a different colour to you but it is current fashion to be branded racist if you express the slightest concern that a MULTI racial society might be bad for ALL concerned in the future. Bad times come; people fight. It's human nature. The multi racial society is now a fact and isn't going to go away. It would be far better imo if we could get over our tribal mentality and work together rather than tryi
  8. I live near Central Prom and I'm quite happy as a 40ish year old woman to walk home alone after a night out (though rare these days!) I think the reports of violence seem to mainly involve young guys who are only interested in fighting between themselves. I frequently walk past teenagers on the promenade, who I don't find in the least threatening and are far more interested in either each other or their phones ect. than me! People need to get a grip and stop believing all they read in the Daily Mail etc.
  9. I would only ever buy locally produced lamb, beef and pork, but I understand that Manx farmers have a business to run, if that means that they have to export their excellent quality produce to the uk, then so be it. I have eaten inferior quality meat when in the uk and it just makes me appreciate what I have available to me here.
  10. I'll still be going to Coffee Corner on Finch Road, very good coffee, pleasant staff and a loyalty scheme.
  11. Maybe they do not enforce the existing exclusion zone? Though I personally think this would be a waste of someone's valuable time. As long as people aren't smoking inside the hospital then really what's the problem - live and let live etc.
  12. queenie


    I really think that making it easier for people to vote would really help. The last time I had to vote for a bye election for Douglas East, the polling station was at the Promenade Church. I usually walk into work, so this was a 20 minute detour from my usual route. But actually from my house it was a good 20 minute walk, if I were not already walking into town to go to work, then this would be a significant effort, especially since there is limited free parking in the vicinity
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    Has online voting ever been trialled anywhere, or is this too open to fraud? Maybe if people were given a unique number then registered a password etc, like online banking?
  14. I believe it was also very popular during the summer months
  15. I agree that sports facilities on the Island are excellent, however not everyone is into sport. When I was a teen in the 80s, there were a lot more leisure facilities. Summerland - including rollerdisco and weekly U18's disco at the Cave, Crescent leisure centre - a major teen hang out back in the day with fairground style rides/attractions as well as the gambling/gaming machines and I seem to remember a couple of the hotels along the prom used to put on the occasional U18's disco. These were large venues where teens could wander in and out at will - unlike the heavily policed and very o
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